Over 15 Freebies and Deals for Furloughed Workers During Government Shutdown
After every party it's time to clean up and Mount Everest is no different. The record number of climbers crowding the world's highest mountain this season has left a government cleanup crew grappling with how to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
Everest has so much garbage - depleted oxygen cylinders, food packaging, rope - that climbers use the trash as a kind of signpost. But this year's haul from an estimated climbers, guides and porters on the mountain has been a shock to the ethnic Sherpas who worked on the government's cleanup drive this spring.
Moreover, the tents are littering South Col, or Camp 4, which, at 26, feet, is the highest campsite on Everest, just below the summit. The high winds at that elevation have scattered the tents and trash everywhere. Protesters gathered outside Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Sunday to express their frustration over beig shut out of the conversation about building a new jail in the neighborhood.
Businesses offer furlough freebies, shutdown specials and assistance to federal workers
However, attendees at the protest said that none of the details of the plan were never discussed with the community first. Listen Live. Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif.
President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Reuters — There are consolation prizes for some of the , federal workers finding themselves without paychecks during the government shutdown — discounts and freebies.
Across the United States, restaurants, bars, gyms and even a skydiving company were offering price breaks to furloughed workers, promoting the deals on social media such as Twitter.
- Government Shutdown Freebies: Deals for Tampa Bay federal workers!
- Free Publications for Adults;
- LIST: Freebies and financial help for furloughed federal government workers.
- Wireless providers.
Hyundai, the Korean carmaker, said it would defer car payments due from federal employees who are home without pay during the shutdown, which started on Tuesday after Congress failed to reach a budget deal. The Republican-led House of Representatives has so far failed to pass a bill to fund U.
The Alexandria, Virginia restaurant Pork Barrel BBQ said it was offering all furloughed employees who show a government ID a free pulled-pork sandwich during each day of the shutdown.
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