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      04-08-2011, 10:47 AM   #1
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Fed Shutdown

So if the feds shutdown, I will have all next week and thereafter to:

1- Change Oil
2- Change tires to Summer
3- Get to Summit or VIR
4- Maybe a stroll around the skyline route V in nice weather?!
5- Get some custom coding
6- A mid week coffee at Katie's
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Other suggestions?

if this lasts for a couple of month, can I still afford my car
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      04-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #2
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no parking tickets in DC
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      04-08-2011, 11:09 AM   #3
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This whole deal sucks.

My wife and I are both govt employees but she's with the FBI so she gets to work through the shutdown. I work for the Patent Office, and even though the Office is self-funded like the Post Office, we are still affected by this. So far, we are told that the Patent Office has enough funds to operate normally for 6 days after shutdown. Once that's up, I guess I'll be doing some spring cleaning in the garage.
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      04-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #4
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I can't go to work.

I'll do my daily CFA exam study session, then it's off to skyline drive.

IMO, it'll be business as usual on Monday.
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      04-08-2011, 12:10 PM   #5
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It's a real PITA, but I think it'll get resloved sooner than the last one.

OP: why not throw a govt shutdown party? If we do it for hurricanes...
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      04-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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Police can give parking tickets too and they are essential personnel
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      04-08-2011, 12:57 PM   #7
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Military is effected too, and some of the junior enlisted military are living paycheck to paycheck.

the good news is that we will get paid up till 8 April, and some financial institutions such as Navy Fed, Marine Corps Fed will front the paycheck on 15 April.

Regardless, if the Govt shuts down tonight, we are expected to work without pay until it resolves.
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      04-08-2011, 01:21 PM   #8
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mdyaman, please disseminate this info to your troops:

https://www.navyfederal.org/about/government.php

Contingency Plan
For over 75 years, Navy Federal has been there to serve its members' financial needs. If a government shutdown does occur, your credit union has programs in place to help you through this time of uncertainty. Here are some topics that may be of interest in the event of a government shutdown.

Help with day-to-day expenses. We have many options to help you through a shutdown and beyond.

Navy Federal will cover the 15 April payroll for those active duty members who have their direct deposit of pay at the credit union. Details regarding subsequent adjustments concerning the 30 April pay will follow.
Civilian employees of the Department of Defense who are paid through DFAS and have their direct deposit of pay established with Navy Federal will also receive advanced pay for the April 15 payday.
Overdraft options: Checking Overdraft Line of Credit, with expedited approvals for lines up to $500 and regular lines available up to $10,000. Or Optional Overdraft Protection Service (OOPS), providing up to $500 overdraft coverage for your debit and ATM transactions, checks and bill payments.
Credit cards: Expedited approvals for line increases for your existing Navy Federal credit card. You may also want to take advantage of our special no-fee balance transfer offer to open a new credit card.
Personal loans: Share Savings and Certificate Pledged loans can provide instant funds without dipping into savings accounts. Rates are set at the share or certificate rate plus 2%. Personal expense loans with no collateral are also available.
Credit card and loan payments. We understand that timely loan payments may be a concern for those members whose government paychecks are suspended. Please call or visit a branch for personal assistance if you have a concern.

Navy Federal operations. All branches will remain open, including those on base (unless otherwise directed by base commands). 24/7 telephone support is available worldwide at 1-888-842-6328 (overseas, call collect at 1-703-255-8837). ATMs, Navy Federal OnlineŽ and mobile banking will all be operating normally. For those not already signed up, mobile banking alerts can provide timely deposit, withdrawal and balance information. Sign-up is quick and easy.

Navy Federal remains hopeful that a government shutdown can be averted. At the same time, we wish to reassure all members that we are here to support you as needed. Just call 1-888-842-6328 (overseas, call collect at 1-703-255-8837), visit a branch, or apply for a loan online.
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      04-08-2011, 01:44 PM   #9
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So if the feds shutdown, I will have all next week and thereafter to:

Instead of going to Disney, I will be able to see CARMAX !
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      04-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #10
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I got some tickets right before this bullshit. Damn front plate tickets... ONLY IN ALEXANDRIA.
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Police can give parking tickets too and they are essential personnel
police continue parking
but according to this story, no parking tickets

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/nat...d-cripple-d.c.
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      04-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #12
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I got some tickets right before this bullshit. Damn front plate tickets... ONLY IN ALEXANDRIA.
whoa, they're doing this in Alexandria??
Was your car parked and they gave you a ticket or they pulled you over while driving?
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      04-08-2011, 03:33 PM   #13
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I got some tickets right before this bullshit. Damn front plate tickets... ONLY IN ALEXANDRIA.
Hmmm, I've been driving without front plates since I bought the car and been pretty much everywhere. Cops didn't seem to care...

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whoa, they're doing this in Alexandria??
Was your car parked and they gave you a ticket or they pulled you over while driving?
Parked. Happens only in Alexandria or Arlington. Anywhere else and I never get one.

I actually got pulled over the other night in Falls Church for NO REASON... police said I wasn't maintaining a steady speed. 29 is littered with pot holes and the speed limit was 40... the hell was I supposed to do. But after he pulled me over for no reason, he just gave me a front plate ticket.

I haven't ran a front plate.... ever, and this year has been absolutely awful.
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Doesnt relate to me personally, but..........

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In the District, trash pickup will be suspended in the event of a government shutdown. In response, some enterprising Facebookers have proposed a solution: "If Boehner shuts down the government I am taking my trash to his house."
article: http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/07...s-down/?hpt=T2
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we are not out of the woods yet!
2012 budget seems like 2nd round
save the trash!
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Military is effected too, and some of the junior enlisted military are living paycheck to paycheck.
So does the government, but it can "afford" to continue to borrow without apparent thought or consequence (yet).
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