All of the workers
Will be sent home on furloughs.
CLINTON[speaking]: Well, wait a second--not all of them. We'll need to keep some essential personnel.
PANETTA: The Army and the Navy
Will need to stay in place.
ICKES: Also those at NASA
Who keep the shuttle up in space.
PANETTA: We'll need to keep the pilots
Flying in their planes.
CLINTON: And here at the White House
My staff should remain.
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Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.