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congress-meets-government-shutdown-looms-20130930-133303-510It is a quiet autumn in Washington, warm seasonable breezes waft over the empty spaces.
Employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs are working to resume normal operations as quickly as possible.
"Whilst the last members were signing it, Dr. Franklin, looking towards the president's chair, at the back of which a rising sun happened to be painted, observed to a few members near him, that painters had found it difficult to distinguish in their art a rising from a setting sun.
While the “Pay our Military Act” spared military paychecks from the impact of a partial government shutdown, tuition assistance and other military educational programs fell victim to it.
Of all the effects of the federal government shutdown, it’s a temporarily barricaded war memorial blocking out veterans that has sparked the biggest backlash.
"The real betrayal of Israel is Netanyahu’s continued mindless belligerence. Time and time again, Netanyahu has stated that Israel’s real military power is based on its ability to manipulate America to fight unjust wars of aggression. However, those wars never do anything for Israel or its people, they only aid organized crime, drug runners, human traffickers and financial criminals."