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Government shutdown, 2015 version


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I was in the Navy for 20 years and in that time only once was there any sort of a shutdown, and (shockingly) it occurred when a democrat was president and there was a republican congress.  In the last five years or so we've had constant threats of government shutdown with, once again, a democrat president and (for most of that time) a republican congress.  


Shit's getting old, yo.

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If I recall correctly (and I probably don't, my memory is terrible) we went without pay for one pay period but still did our jobs, and the back pay was added to our next paycheck.  We kept on doing gay Navy stuff though.  We would have done that for free.


So you just said, no pay no play and slipped into your civies for a week and sat topside with some fruity drinks and watch sunsets and listened to Cold Play because the government turned off the money tap?

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My brother in law is a civilian employee on a Navy base. They went without pay for two weeks. I also recall one of the captains on Deadliest Catch testifying before Congress because the crab fishermen in Alaska had a limited amount of time to make their living for the year, and they were being delayed because the offices that issued the necessary permits were shut down.

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glen, what's the name of the ceremony where you do things to guys who cross the international date line for the first time?



For crossing the equator, there's wog day.  https://tin00can.wordpress.com/2011/09/09/wog-day/


There isn't a separate ceremony for crossing the date line, but if you cross them both at the same time you get free cookies.

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