Government Shutdown & the CG

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Jcleppe, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN 5-Year Member

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    Apparently I need to vent on SAF more often, just after I submitted that previous response a C.R. was passed. Our paychecks are safe... for another three weeks. In the interim, let's hope they pass a full budget for the Coast Guard.
     
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  2. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Now that the Government is about to re-open, I truly hope that they are able to get the CG and the rest of the federal employee's back pay to them as quickly as possible. All of the services that started up due to this shutdown should remain ready to help again after the 3 week time period before this could all start up again, or should I say shut down again.
     
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  3. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    You did it. Great job.
     
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  4. USCGA13STN

    USCGA13STN 5-Year Member

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    That's definitely an OPR bullet. Make sure you write it down.
     
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  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    I look forward to finally being paid in 2019.
     
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opin...ad190c-20c1-11e9-8b59-0a28f2191131_story.html

    This piece in today's Washington Post highlights why it is hard to compare US defense spending with the PRC and Russians and shows the true cost of the All Volunteer Force. Most estimates say we're about on par with near peers in terms of acquisitions and R&D which is concerning.
     
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  8. ders_dad

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    I just want to say a big "thank you" to our Coast Guard. On Friday, we intured my mother-in-laws cremains (she passed away in May) with her husband's at the columbarium in Arlington (he died in 2006 and was a Merchant Marine officer in WWII). The young officer assisting the Navy chaplain in the honors was Coast Guard. We were honored by his service to our loved one, which transcends political rancor and petty gamesmanship.
     
  9. Jcleppe

    Jcleppe 5-Year Member

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    Just don't spend it all at once, the sequel could be coming soon. Hope it all works out and every one keeps working.
     
  10. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    It was nice being back at work today..... the 5 am wake up was less welcomed (by me and our baby).
     
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  11. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    I get up at 3ish. Arrive at work 1 point 5 hours before required. Glad you’re back at work but I could hardly tell the difference in traffic this am going up 95/Route 1 toward Fairfax County. I’ve called a snow day for Wednesday.
     
  12. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 10-Year Member

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    Apparently the VRE ridership nearly doubled today.
     
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  13. Devil Doc

    Devil Doc Teufel Doc

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    I teach in Fairfax County and we’re closing two hours early tomorrow to beat the incoming weather.