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Old 01-18-2019, 03:47 PM   #1
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USCG Hang in there...

A family member who is active USCG is staying positive and maintaining his sense of humor despite his lack of pay. He sent me this so I thought I would share. Not a political post, just some levity.
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Old 01-18-2019, 07:07 PM   #2
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It's cute, but the USCG just got eight or ten billion dollars in December. Don't believe everything you hear.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings...ned-s-140-law/
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It's cute, but the USCG just got eight or ten billion dollars in December. Don't believe everything you hear.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings...ned-s-140-law/
Just because they have an approriation doesnt mean it can be distributed during a shutdown.
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… especially when hysteria and hissy fits are the priority.
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Two of the four guys manning our lock are CG, working a second job. Early twenties. Our dockmaster is CGAux, and manages their schedules to fit. When I went through the lock on Tuesday on my way for a few days in St Augustine, I asked him about the shut down. And, yes, he is without pay. AND he just got married in December.

The local Navy Federal Credit Union is helping them, but it has to be a worry for these young guys.
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Wanted to separate the posts. While I guess funny to some, I personally find that photo shopped photo offensive and an insult to guys and gals I know that are CG and CGAux.

Just me I guess. Maybe I am a sensitive soul.
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When you work for the Govt, these things can happen, goes with the territory. This is not the first nor the last time that it will. When its over, it will quickly become just a ho hum memory, like the others have.
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It's cute, but the USCG just got eight or ten billion dollars in December. Don't believe everything you hear.

https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings...ned-s-140-law/
Where did you get the dollar number from?
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Well, rumor is they are not able to issue retirement checks on Feb1. I can live with no checks for awhile, but after being insulted by the broken promises on health care and other services and the reduction in accessible faciities, its not too funny.

On a lighter note, this retired coastie thinks the cartoon was great. We often joked about getting hand me down equiment, ships and planes from the other services ...so sponsors to keep us going seemed perfect...
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On a lighter note, this retired coastie thinks the cartoon was great. We often joked about getting hand me down equiment, ships and planes from the other services ...so sponsors to keep us going seemed perfect...
Yeah? Wonder why they choose the Stratton?

Look it up.

And BTW, First Lady ever to have sponsored one.
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OK, looked it up and guessing someone is trying to suggest that the cartoon is vessel specific versus just a random picture.

Well the jokes on them because it was funny no matter what ship was used and it REALLY doesnt matter to me as I ignore any anything deeper than the punchline.
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OK, looked it up and guessing someone is trying to suggest that the cartoon is vessel specific versus just a random picture.
There are ~ 200 cutters in the USCG fleet. So a 200-1 chance to pick that one.

Your call.
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Meh, you sign up for the government cheese you roll the dice on risk of shutdown. In 2008 when the enitre US economy was in the toilet and many Americans were unemployed the coasties were getting paid. Ebb and flow.......
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Meh, you sign up for the government cheese you roll the dice on risk of shutdown. In 2008 when the enitre US economy was in the toilet and many Americans were unemployed the coasties were getting paid. Ebb and flow.......
Respectfully, this post is crap.

I have a great deal of respect for the men and women in CG. Just like any other branch of the military, they deserve to be paid on time for the work they do. In addition, they should be spending 100% of their attention on doing their jobs, not worry about how to pay their bills, due to no fault of their own.

Navy Federal Credit Union is offering no interest loans that equal approximately one, two-week paycheck, to both active duty and civilian members who currently have direct deposit of their paychecks with NFCU and are not receiving a paycheck.

With the support of a $15 million donation from USAA, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance is offering Coast Guard service members with dependents will be eligible for interest-free loans up to $1,000, while service members without dependents will be eligible for up to $750.

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… especially when hysteria and hissy fits are the priority.
I guess it is only hysteria and a hissey fit if it is your paycheck that isn’t being paid.
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All of this is sad. People who are working should be paid regardless of if they are working for the government or not. Keep up the good work Coasties.
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All of this is sad. People who are working should be paid regardless of if they are working for the government or not. Keep up the good work Coasties.
+1 for sure.
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I guess it is only hysteria and a hissey fit if it is your paycheck that isn’t being paid.
It`s not the staff being hysterical and putting on a hissey fit.
(Edited, sorry, I forgot the word "not". Didn`t someone else do that too?)
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There are ~ 200 cutters in the USCG fleet. So a 200-1 chance to pick that one.

Your call.
OK what's the REAL punchline..... because I only get the one printed....


A poke at women?


Why not just make a cartoon about that rather than bury it in a joke about funding and lose audience?
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Meh, you sign up for the government cheese you roll the dice on risk of shutdown. In 2008 when the enitre US economy was in the toilet and many Americans were unemployed the coasties were getting paid. Ebb and flow.......

Not really...I had many reasons for signing up.


One was I had full faith in the US to make good on their promises....one of which was a guaranteed paycheck/retirement while big businesses were failing every year.


I can only hope our youth takes note of our steady deterioration and are smart enough to stop joining and defending a country run by leaders with no morals or principles.
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