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06 Oct 2013 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 10/06/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

..."Get back to work(first thing tomorrow)".


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KEYWORDS: shutdown
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Looks like for me(for now) the "Shutdown" is over.
1 posted on 10/06/2013 12:31:20 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

USSTRATCOM/ Offutt AFB, NE


2 posted on 10/06/2013 12:31:51 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

pentagon?


3 posted on 10/06/2013 12:34:09 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: US Navy Vet

Congrats


4 posted on 10/06/2013 12:34:54 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: smokingfrog

USSTRATCOM/ Offutt AFB, NE


5 posted on 10/06/2013 12:35:17 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

They gonna have you putting up those cones and barricades in the ocean?


6 posted on 10/06/2013 12:35:22 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Fzob

I would rather this GOV get it’s stuff together. I DO NOT want to saddle my Kids/Grandkids/GGradkids with this debt.


7 posted on 10/06/2013 12:36:37 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

So how many government funded pensions will you end up with?


8 posted on 10/06/2013 12:38:00 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: US Navy Vet

Obviously the TEA Party extremists are having no effect.


9 posted on 10/06/2013 12:39:18 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’m glad for you. I guess you’re essential after all. ;^)


10 posted on 10/06/2013 12:40:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Will you get paid on time though? Or wait til shutdown is over?


11 posted on 10/06/2013 12:41:31 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: US Navy Vet

Offutt never shuts down.
That is good news for me.


12 posted on 10/06/2013 12:42:01 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: t1b8zs

So how many government funded pensions will you end up with?


Wow - that is beyond rude.

Maybe you should ask how many war zones he’s been deployed to or how many days each year he spent away from his family EARNING that government pension by placing his life in Uncle Sam’s hands!

Even as a civilian with DoD my husband has been sent to extremely hostile environments in which the knowledge you were risking loss of life or limb was considered just part of the job, to say nothing of when he was active duty.

Is that part of your routine day?


13 posted on 10/06/2013 12:44:38 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: US Navy Vet

So you are now considered at least as essential as me, a lowly mail carrier. Congrats.


14 posted on 10/06/2013 12:44:51 PM PDT by Big Giant Head
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To: digger48

ROFL ROFL Good one Digger


15 posted on 10/06/2013 12:45:11 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: US Navy Vet

Congratulations. They may want you available just in case those 90 year old fellas in wheelchairs decide to ignore the monuments blockade.


16 posted on 10/06/2013 12:51:38 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: t1b8zs

FRANKLY, This is NONE of YOUR Damn Business!


17 posted on 10/06/2013 12:51:41 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: leapfrog0202

Bravo, well said. You beat me to it.

We may be related. { ;^)


18 posted on 10/06/2013 12:56:13 PM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: US Navy Vet

Are they going to pay you?


19 posted on 10/06/2013 12:56:17 PM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: US Navy Vet

Veddy Eeenteresting...


20 posted on 10/06/2013 12:56:40 PM PDT by Old Sarge (And Good Evening, Agent Smith, wherever you are...)
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To: US Navy Vet

Me too. Until the next crisis. How’s that “good job security” work again?

As a side mote, I have reservations about the pending bill in Congress for paying me for not working last week. I think what I’ll do is end the year with 32 hours extra annual leave and just let them cancel it. That’s four days they don’t have to pay me for, and in any event, I’ll probably need to scramble to get caught up tomorrow and the next few weeks.

TC


21 posted on 10/06/2013 12:57:19 PM PDT by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: leapfrog0202

Thanks for your spot-on reply. Nobody could have said it better. Thanks to NV and all other vets for their service to keep us safe and free.


22 posted on 10/06/2013 12:57:35 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: AppyPappy

I don’t know.


23 posted on 10/06/2013 12:57:36 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: leapfrog0202; t1b8zs

Bravo to your #13 !


24 posted on 10/06/2013 1:00:28 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: US Navy Vet

Too Late


25 posted on 10/06/2013 1:02:05 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom ;Sarcasm is my bidness)
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To: US Navy Vet
Why? Increased chatter? Someone taking advantage of the shut-down? Are we on higher alert?

-PJ

26 posted on 10/06/2013 1:05:29 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I don’t know.


27 posted on 10/06/2013 1:07:31 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

We’re preparing for our invasion of Jamaica.


28 posted on 10/06/2013 1:07:51 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: US Navy Vet

You and I and the rest of us normal people.


29 posted on 10/06/2013 1:08:24 PM PDT by crz
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To: US Navy Vet

NE - i. c. now


30 posted on 10/06/2013 1:10:56 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: US Navy Vet

We know that Osama Obama has an endless contempt for our Armed Forces so this certainly isn’t happening because of concern for the nation’s security.Must be for PR purposes.


31 posted on 10/06/2013 1:13:07 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Well said Navy Vet, and thank you for your service!

I hope you retire a very wealthy veteran but unfortunately you won’t!


32 posted on 10/06/2013 1:16:00 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Aim small, Miss small.)
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To: frog in a pot; ProtectOurFreedom; tomkat

Bravo, well said. You beat me to it.

We may be related. { ;^)


We might be frog in a pot!

Protect, frog and tom, thank you for the kind words. That type of thing sets my blood to boiling!


33 posted on 10/06/2013 1:16:41 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: US Navy Vet
..."Get back to work(first thing tomorrow)".

Barricading the interstate highways?

34 posted on 10/06/2013 1:18:02 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Cementjungle
We’re preparing for our invasion of Jamaica.

No blood for coff...

Wait a second, what am I saying?

Free the Jamaican Blue Mountain!

35 posted on 10/06/2013 1:20:39 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

lol


36 posted on 10/06/2013 1:22:12 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: US Navy Vet

I work at Keesler AFB in Biloxi. No word yet, but will show up tomorrow “just in case”. My “leadership” sucks so bad it is painful to know that our military folks have nobody with a downward sense of loyalty looking out for them. At any rate, since there have been stories posted about us getting retroactive pay even if we don’t work, I’m hoping I get to re-engage.


37 posted on 10/06/2013 1:23:51 PM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: t1b8zs

Just for your information, a military pension is an earned pension for services rendered as a military member over a specified period of time.

You don’t know if US Navy Vet is retired from the military or served for 8-10 years and then went to work for the government without a military pension or is retired and now working under contract as a government employee or as a contractor to Stratcom.

If retired and veterans with the experience and clearances were not hired in those government billets then someone new, without the experience, requiring expensive 100K plus clearances and years of training to get up to speed would have to be hired. We get more for our money by hiring military retirees than hiring new in most cases.

Military service to retirement is not guaranteed and retirement and benefits are not guaranteed even though the government has contractual agreements based on those in force at enlistment and reenlistment. It is a separate form of government service and the earned pension has no bearing on contractual employment as a civilian.

A military pension, when you are an E6-E9 or O4-O5 and force retired at 20 years is not going to support your family. It is usually a necessity to find employment on retirement and employment as a civilian government employee is no different, and separate from the military pension.

You think you’ve got it straight?

Enough of the double-dipping crap that has been going on for years.


38 posted on 10/06/2013 1:27:04 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: US Navy Vet

never ended for me but it is good see staff returning to work.


39 posted on 10/06/2013 1:29:45 PM PDT by XRdsRev (New Jersey - Crossroads of the American Revolution)
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To: Gay State Conservative

The best I can glean from news sites, when Congress passed that bill to pay the military- they wrote it vaguely enough for some interpretation. The Justice dept. lawyers said no, but the Pentagon lawyers said yes- get back to work if you are needed for the mission. DHS is following suit...daughter works as a civilian for CG. We believe they will be deciding tomorrow who goes back to work and when.


40 posted on 10/06/2013 1:30:11 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: Randy Larsen

I will never “retire”.


41 posted on 10/06/2013 1:31:46 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: RJS1950

Thank you.


42 posted on 10/06/2013 1:32:31 PM PDT by republicangel
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To: UnwashedPeasant; t1b8zs
Barricading the interstate highways?

t1b8zs, meet UnwashedPeasant. He lives in his mother's basement just like you do.

43 posted on 10/06/2013 1:33:34 PM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: RJS1950

THANK YOU,SALUTE


44 posted on 10/06/2013 1:41:24 PM PDT by larryjohnson (USAF(Ret))
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To: US Navy Vet

Every penny of your salary and every penny of the retirement check you are already collecting and every penny of the second retirement you ar banking on has to earned by some poor schlunk on the economy, do you get that?


45 posted on 10/06/2013 1:41:26 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: US Navy Vet

Just don’t Barry-Cade the ocean Bad enough that the leader has lost it.:Don’t follow his neurosis!


46 posted on 10/06/2013 1:45:02 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: yldstrk
...your salary and...retirement check...has to [sic] earned by some poor schlunk on the economy, do you get that?

I generally enjoy your posts. However, your #45 seems so far out of character that one might think your computer has been compromised. But then, the legal profession does tend to be disproportionately leftist.

Do you have an opinion as to where all the "poor schlunks" would be but for a military made strong by its career professionals?

47 posted on 10/06/2013 1:56:44 PM PDT by frog in a pot ("To each according to his need..." -from a guy who never had a real job and couldn't feed his family)
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To: yldstrk

Hey bud, why not lighten up..We all understand Veterans who are also in DOD jobs get paid — in fact, thats the one job we kind of care to have done by the Federal gov.

Anyone of us could have made the sacrifices necessary to serve the nation in peace time and in peril and earn the same thing. Military life is a lot tougher than mine.


48 posted on 10/06/2013 1:57:01 PM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.h)
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To: trebb
I work at Keesler AFB in Biloxi.

I was at Keesler for 2 different tech schools. The first time I was there, they were flying T-28s. I think it was the Royal Laotian Air Force.

49 posted on 10/06/2013 2:02:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: yldstrk

Every penny of your salary and every penny of the retirement check you are already collecting and every penny of the second retirement you ar banking on has to earned by some poor schlunk on the economy, do you get that?


You don’t think that maybe Navy Vet and other military folks have spouses that earn their money on the economy? You don’t think he and other veterans have given up enough in their lives to deserve their retirement?

How many times have you been gone oh, say 350 days a year, unreachable by phone and sometimes (if you’re lucky) getting a chance to send email? Have you been shot at or had to drive down a road that could be littered with IEDs?

What about during WWII, where would our country be today without the military?

Very few people that have served our country, unless they are Generals or very long serving Colonels can afford to retire on their retirement pay that so many worry about.

You should be glad these people with military service are working as civilians supporting our military. At least the military members can rest somewhat easy, knowing that someone who has served their country 20 years plus has the experience to do what needs to be done and also that most that have done that type of service have their backs.


50 posted on 10/06/2013 2:09:32 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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