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Только что президент наш, Барак Обама, свет очей наших, подписал указ о том, что этот понедельник - тоже официальный выходной день, а не только вторник. Во всяком случае, для работников исполнительной ветви власти и их подчиненных (включая нас). Я буду приходить по-любому ненадолго, но это приятно.

THE WHITE HOUS

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release December 21, 2012

EXECUTIVE ORDER

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CLOSING OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2012

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. All executive branch departments and agencies of the Federal Government shall be closed and their employees excused from duty on Monday, December 24, 2012, the day before Christmas Day, except as provided in section 2 of this order.

Sec. 2. The heads of executive branch departments and agencies may determine that certain offices and installations of their organizations, or parts thereof, must remain open and that certain employees must report for duty on December 24, 2012, for reasons of national security, defense, or other public need.

Sec. 3. Monday, December 24, 2012, shall be considered as falling within the scope of Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and leave of employees of the United States.

Sec. 4. The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take such actions as may be necessary to implement this order.

Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 21, 2012.

Я, меж тем, все-таки садист. Ловлю какое-то первертивное удовольствие, спрашивая что люди будут делать на рождество. Они всячески рассказывают, потом зеркалят: "А ты?" На что я с удовольствием отвечаю: "Ничего! Мы будем праздновать Новый год!" Ловлю ошарашенные взгляды. :-) Правда, прокол в одном месте вышел. При нашем греке Диносе спросил у одной американки, а когда сказал, что никак не буду праздновать, Динос внезапно вмешался: "Да-да, у нас рождество 7 января будет!" Динос - это такой sweet guy, что мне стало его жалко, я кашлянул и промямлил, что-то типа "Ну-у... У православных христиан в России рождество принято праздновать 7 января, по дореформенному календарю".

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