The State Department’s entire senior administrative team just resigned

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  1. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    Americans travel more than most citizens of most other countries and that's even before we travel outside of the country.

    Now, if you said that many Americans don't travel well...you might be on to something.
     
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  3. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Not in comparison with the majority of Europeans. If you have data to contrary, please share it. (I'm not counting invading other countries. That tends to give tourists a bad name.)
     
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  5. Ophiolite Valued Senior Member

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    Go right ahead. It would sit well with your delight in exercising what you think of as power. If it doesn't result in a ban, I might devote some time to reporting all of your off-topic, or offensive posts. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to help that ego of yours get any larger.

    Now do me a favour and I'll do you one in return. I'll avoid making any comments about the quality of either your threads or your person, and you refrain from responding to my posts. If you want to have one of my posts moderated, then get someone else on the mod team to do so.

    You know it makes sense.


    Apologies to the OP for this distasteful diversion. Normal service will now be resumed.
     
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  7. Seattle Valued Senior Member

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    You give me data that says otherwise.

    A U.S. citizen can travel 3,000 miles and still be in the U.S. One can visit every state and that's the equivalent of traveling to 50 countries most anywhere else.

    Of course, we do travel outside the country as well but you aren't taking into account the size of the country in the first place.

    You may be mistaking no traveling for no caring. Those who live in larger countries tend to not pay as much attention of smaller countries. That's not true in my case but in general I'm sure there is some truth to that statement.
     
  8. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Wow, what a nasty piece of work. A "staff member" making an ad hom attack. You should be "moderating" these threads, not instigating and name-calling. Maybe you should resign or is that how this forum is run?
     
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  9. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Oystein, you post as though you think that you could actually train Tiassa.
    Good luck with that.
     
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Ophiolite knows why. And supposedly he has a sense of humor.

    Wow. You should probably get a clue.

    See, the way it goes is that I shoot back at Ophiolite with a line he's used before, because he just dropped a line that is either a joke or the kind of anti-Americanism we prohibited once upon a time, or he made the obvious, stupid, bottom shelf, juvenile joke that allegedly everyone is supposed to be able to tell is a joke. Except then he goes and proves himself humorless, or something. I just figure run with the meta.

    Or, you know, we can be humorless, apologize to everyone for the off-topic posts, and Ophiolite gets flagged for his post.

    When people go around daring us to put our Mod Hats on, will they bawl if we accommodate them?

    Either Ophiolite gets to have his joke or he doesn't. And, quite frankly, between his subsequent bawling and, well, you, we have a pretty good case for skipping out on such jokes in the future and just citing people. So, you know, how about you: Would you prefer we put on our authority to deal with such "jokes"? Because, to be quite honest, you've made the point. You're right: I shouldn't have tolerated such a joke. I should have just put on my green hat, done my duty, and issued an infraction. Indeed, I think that's what I'll do in the future.

    Your vote is logged as Ophiolite doesn't get to have his joke.
     
  11. Oystein Registered Senior Member

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    Whatever. It's your forum. You can make it a decent place to meet and converse, in a dignified manner, or you can join in the fray in the gutter. Your choice.
     
  12. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Back to the mass exodus of the foggy bottom boys?
     
  13. youreyes amorphous ocean Valued Senior Member

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    Luck as in best for the US nation, no more rusophobic Michael McFauls or wanna-be McCarthys.
     
  14. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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  15. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Why...................I wonder, why do people not in this country get so excited about the partisan absurdities within our peculiar political system?

    ...............
    On another note: One of my sergeants in the army absolutely hated the department of state.
    By and large, he considered their actions as posturing and bellowing and setting unreasonable demands, which were doomed to fail, then-----sending in the military as a way of absolving themselves from their total incompetence.
    Every time we "send in the military" it is indeed a sign of failure of the department of state, and every last one of them who was involved should resign.

    Have you read what Luiz Inácio 'Lula' da Silva had to say about our state department?
     
  16. wellwisher Banned Banned

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    Each new administration does the same thing. Those in the state department were given marching orders, weeks before they resigned. Resignation was more for a political statement to be spun by the media, into an alternative reality, where cause and affect get reversed.

    The reason there is a purge is former party loyalty, can allow people, not fired to create trouble for the new administration. This is especially true under a political climate where many on the left are still in angry denial wanting too get even. Trump learned this the hard way from his temporary attorney general, who was an Obama era appointee. She turned on her boss. She demonstrated her true loyalty was to the left. Trump was giving her benefit of the doubt, but learned he can't trust those in denial.
     
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  17. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    She demonstrated her true loyalty was to the left law.
    There, fixed it for you.
     
  18. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Above his pay grade. Shut up and do your job.
     
  19. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    fuckthatshit
    We weren't slaves. We weren't cogs in a wheel. We were soldiers. Often tasked with supporting either a lie, or the impossible.

    "You hire the best, and they all have minds of their own."
     
  20. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    Soldiers aren't recruited to do diplomacy.
     
  21. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    And, that is exceptionally short sighted!

    ..............................
    (who the hell else is on the ground talking with the locals?)
     
  22. spidergoat Liddle' Dick Tater Valued Senior Member

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    You know what I mean. Soldiers don't know what's going on on a high level. They always think they know better than their commanders.
     
  23. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    And factory floor workers know more about their jobs than the suits ever could.
     

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