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Originally posted by Juston
reply to post by zbeliever
And she would be correct, as he is a non vital civilian employee.
reply to post by superman2012
The only person who's feelings I trust is Han Solo's
And budget deficits are not from a play book, but from idiots in general.
U.S. troops could be required to report to work without pay if a budget clash in Congress results in a government-wide shutdown, according to draft planning guidance circulating in the Pentagon. A shutdown could happen as early as next week, as the government is set to run out of money at midnight March 17. A bill that would keep the government operating temporarily has been prepared in the House of Representatives, but it is not clear when or if it might pass.
All uniformed military personnel would be deemed essential and would remain on the job. Pentagon spokesman Col. David Lapan said the war in Afghanistan would continue. "You have to keep the Department of Defense operations going," he said. "We have combat troops in the field."
The administration could invoke the "Feed and Forage Act," an authority that goes back to the Civil War and allows the military to incur basic expenditures, including pay and food.
MILITARY OPERATIONS All uniformed military personnel would likely be exempted from a shutdown. Operations in Afghanistan would continue. Current law gives the Pentagon authority to incur expenses for wartime operations and to sign new contracts for certain needs.
The military has faced budget shortfalls before, although there has not been a government shutdown since the Clinton administration. But as recently as 2008, DOD made plans when it looked like Congress might not approve supplemental war funding in time.
In that plan, reported Richard Walker in Federal Computer Week, officials also anticipated requiring military personnel to continue to serve without pay while furloughing non-essential civilian personnel.
Troops could be required to report to work without pay if a budget clash in Congress results in a government-wide shutdown, according to draft planning guidance circulating in the Pentagon.
A shutdown could happen as early as next week, as the government is set to run out of money at midnight March 17. A bill that would keep the government operating temporarily has been prepared in the House of Representatives, but it is not clear when or if it might pass.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Scuttlebutt
Scuttlebutt in slang usage means rumor or gossip, deriving from the nautical term for the cask used to serve water (or, later, a water fountain).
The term corresponds to the iconic colloquial concept of a water cooler in an office setting, which at times becomes the focus of congregation and casual discussion.
Water for immediate consumption on a sailing ship was conventionally stored in a scuttled butt:
A butt (cask) which had been scuttled by making a hole in it so the water could be withdrawn.
Since sailors exchanged gossip when they gathered at the scuttlebutt for a drink of water, scuttlebutt became Navy slang for gossip or rumours.
Quote from : Wikipedia : Hearsay
Hearsay is information gathered by one person from another person concerning some event, condition, or thing of which the first person had no direct experience.
When submitted as evidence, such statements are called hearsay evidence.
As a legal term, "hearsay" can also have the narrower meaning of the use of such information as evidence to prove the truth of what is asserted.
Such use of "hearsay evidence" in court is generally not allowed.
This prohibition is called the hearsay rule.
For example, a witness says "Susan told me Tom was in town".
Since the witness did not see Tom in town, the statement would be hearsay evidence to the fact that Tom was in town, and not admissible.
However, it would be admissible as evidence that Susan said Tom was in town, and on the issue of her knowledge of whether he was in town.
There are a number of significant exceptions to the hearsay rule.
ENLISTED OATH When you become a member of the U.S. Navy, you will be sworn in by a commissioned officer. You will be asked to repeat the following oath: I,____________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. I swear (or affirm) that I am fully aware and fully understand the conditions under which I am enlisting.