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Post  fshnski on Fri Oct 04, 2013 3:29 pm

... closed down the D-Day site and cemetery at Normandy? It is an open site!

(Reuters) - American tourists visiting a D-Day cemetery in Normandy, northern France, expressed anger upon discovering that the white-cross memorial they had travelled thousands of miles to see was closed due to a U.S. government shutdown.

Thousands of Americans flock to Normandy each year to see the beaches and sharp cliff-faces where Allied soldiers made their first entry into Nazi-occupied France during a massive invasion on June 6, 1944, known as D-Day.

A year from the invasion's 70th anniversary, many came especially to visit the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, known for its pristine rows of white crosses, only to discover that its gates were chained shut.

"Due to the U.S. Government shut-down this site is closed to the public," read a sign on the gate. Dozens of roses had been strewn underneath by visitors.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/04/us-usa-shutdown-france-idUSBRE9930FB20131004


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Post  WHL on Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:05 pm

I heard that. They said they have no right to do that.
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Post  Achigan on Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:30 pm

That makes me so sad. This country will never be the same after Obama gets done with it.

It just makes me very ill.
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Post  WHL on Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:55 pm

Achigan wrote:That makes me so sad.  This country will never be the same after Obama gets done with it.

It just makes me very ill.
It makes me ill too. I try to hope but do worry what will become of US.
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Post  News Hawk on Sat Oct 05, 2013 4:42 am

Achigan wrote:That makes me so sad.  This country will never be the same after Obama gets done with it.

It just makes me very ill.
...and he's not "done" with it...

No 

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obama allows government union reps to work during shutdown

Post  fshnski on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:24 pm

The Office of Personnel Management quietly changed its furlough guidance Friday to allow government employees who are also union representatives to return to work and receive a regular paycheck during the government shutdown.

On the fifth day of the government shutdown the House unanimously passed a a bill approving back pay for 800,000 furloughed federal workers, a rare moment of bipartisan unity, even as House Republicans and Democrats continued their bitter budget standoff.

The vast majority of those workers do not serve as union representatives and will not receive a pay check as long as the government remains shuttered.


http://washingtonexaminer.com/exclusive-obama-admin-allows-govt-union-reps-to-work-during-shutdown/article/2536864

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Post  WHL on Sat Oct 05, 2013 6:06 pm

So that doesn't tell us how many really are working. If you shut the gov. down but still pay the workers, what is the point???
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