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Shutdown stalemate spurs fears of exodus from NASA Ames

Original post made on Jan 18, 2019

The dim prospects of a swift end to the federal shutdown is leading to growing concern that NASA Ames will emerge from the feud as a shell of its former self.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:32 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by Side1
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 18, 2019 at 9:29 pm

Well, just another reason to throw out current Republicans and Democrats at the next election. They could over-ride the shutdown if they worked together.

Re-Elect No One


Posted by @Side1
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 18, 2019 at 9:33 pm

"Well, just another reason to throw out current Republicans and Democrats at the next election. They could over-ride the shutdown if they worked together."

I guess you have forgotten that Mitch McConnell has done everything in his power to block every attempt to end the shutdown.

But sure, blame everyone else...


Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 19, 2019 at 7:19 am

Some of these NASA employees think the world of themselves apparently. I'm just surprised they haven't left years ago for those much larger salaries, benefits and job security!


Posted by @ "@Side1"
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2019 at 9:09 am

"Mitch McConnell has done everything in his power to block every attempt to end the shutdown" -- never mind that Nancy "Won't-Negotiate" Pelosi has done precisely the same thing, or more so. But "@Side1's" myopia at least implicitly (unwittingly) both supports Side1's basic point, and at the same time, demonstrates the kind of attitude that drove so many other people to vote for Trump that he's now *your* elected president, *whether* you like it or not.

And these "unpaid" federal employees generally WILL be paid, just late; moreover, news media like this one focus selectively on the ones complaining about the stalemate -- maybe the obly ones the writers are even aware of, so complete is their bubble of perception -- ignoring other federal workers who acknowledge it's a hardship, but are willing to put up with it anyway, for the higher principles of sovereignty and national security.


Posted by WithYou
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2019 at 1:36 pm

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Posted by ExclntPoint
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm

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Posted by TruthInJest
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jan 19, 2019 at 2:42 pm

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Posted by TomTom
a resident of Rex Manor
on Jan 19, 2019 at 3:04 pm


They should apply for unemployment if they were actually furloughed and not doing any work.

Go to Web Link and apply for benefits.

They can get approx $900 every 2 weeks...not much for the area, but any little bit should help.


Posted by Lawrence Berkeley
a resident of Waverly Park
on Jan 21, 2019 at 2:36 pm

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Is NASA Ames presently doing enough critically important scientific and engineering work to justify its present staffing levels? Its mission statement has been seriously curtailed ever since the Manned Spaceflight Program was put on indefinite life support by NASA.


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