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Postby vivian maxine on January 26th, 2017, 4:55 pm 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/jos ... 4b42c8ae09

The State Department's entire senior administrative team just resigned.
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Forest_Dump on January 26th, 2017, 8:01 pm 

Isn't that routine after every election?
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Postby Braininvat on January 26th, 2017, 8:10 pm 

“It’s the single biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate,” said David Wade, who served as State Department chief of staff under Secretary of State John Kerry. “Department expertise in security, management, administrative and consular positions in particular are very difficult to replicate and particularly difficult to find in the private sector.”


- from the article cited
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Serpent on January 26th, 2017, 10:35 pm 

Doesn't matter. more room at the top for a******s.
http://www.lfpress.com/2017/01/25/trump-making-china-great-by-comparison
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Re: Here we go!

Postby zetreque on January 27th, 2017, 2:58 pm 

vivian maxine » Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:55 pm wrote:https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/josh-rogin/wp/2017/01/26/the-state-departments-entire-senior-management-team-just-resigned/?utm_term=.864b42c8ae09

The State Department's entire senior administrative team just resigned.


They say that these empty positions will be disruptive and hard to replace but it seems more likely that people are abandoning us (the American people) at a time when we need them the most. What's the saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Trump is a bully that needs to be stood up to, not let him push these people out.

He has surrounded himself with people that think like him his entire life. All the people he surrounds himself with are more people that just act without thinking. It's dangerous and scary when it comes to global politics.
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Serpent on January 27th, 2017, 3:19 pm 

zetreque » January 27th, 2017, 1:58 pm wrote:
They say that these empty positions will be disruptive and hard to replace but it seems more likely that people are abandoning us (the American people) at a time when we need them the most. What's the saying, keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

It wouldn't help anyone except Trump if they stayed and kept the department functioning. They would be just that much easier to pick off one by one. They would make easier targets to attack individually, personally, if they tried to disobey the new boss.

All government departments should follow their example.

It's Trump's own action that must be seen as disruptive.
And it must be seen in its true, stark light - with no intermediaries, leftovers, holdouts or scapegoats - by a Republican Congress.
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Postby vivian maxine on January 27th, 2017, 3:25 pm 

Good point, zetreque, but making a choice of which to do may be hard. Do they stay and fight (and can they have any success that way) or do they make a statement that really does need to be made (let the public know that not everyone in government is on this wild off-the-tracks train. Sometimes you have to make a decision that is hard to make.

Then, of course, there is always the possibility that they know something that we don't know - something like what was done to the Parks Department - and they know they can't live with whatever it is they know.

For my part, I like that they made a statement of conscience. If you believe something, stand up and say so. IMHO
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Postby ronjanec on January 27th, 2017, 3:45 pm 

"It wouldn't help anyone except Trump if they stayed and kept the department functioning"? How about also the American people Serpent? They sound like a bunch of real "winners" anyway leaving their jobs possibly without giving any proper notice whatsoever to their employer, and I say good riddance to the ones who didn't.
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Serpent on January 27th, 2017, 4:57 pm 

ronjanec » January 27th, 2017, 2:45 pm wrote:"It wouldn't help anyone except Trump if they stayed and kept the department functioning"? How about also the American people Serpent?

Which American people? You didn't care about most of them before the election; you are not currently interested in the ones who are about to be disenfranchised, persecuted, or the ones who are losing their livable environment, jobs, homes, rights, past and future.
How many of the American people do you care about?
Your side won, remember? This is what you won.
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Re: Here we go!

Postby ronjanec on January 27th, 2017, 5:03 pm 

Serpent » Fri Jan 27, 2017 2:57 pm wrote:
ronjanec » January 27th, 2017, 2:45 pm wrote:"It wouldn't help anyone except Trump if they stayed and kept the department functioning"? How about also the American people Serpent?

What about them? You won, remember? This is what you won.


You are not making any sense again Serpent: What do your comments have to do with what I posted?
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Serpent on January 27th, 2017, 5:07 pm 

ronjanec » January 27th, 2017, 4:03 pm wrote:How about also the American people Serpent?


What portion of the American people currently employs the State Department?
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Re: Here we go!

Postby ronjanec on January 27th, 2017, 5:18 pm 

Serpent » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:07 pm wrote:
ronjanec » January 27th, 2017, 4:03 pm wrote:How about also the American people Serpent?


What portion of the American people currently employs the State Department?


They work for me and every other citizen Serpent, and a portion of mine and everyone else's taxes go to pay their salaries. If they worked in private industry, I would make no such claim, and would not expect any loyalty whatsoever from them(gotta go)
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Serpent on January 27th, 2017, 5:24 pm 

So then only every taxpaying citizen of the United States has the right to fire them, correct?

By all means, go.
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Re: Here we go!

Postby ronjanec on January 27th, 2017, 5:25 pm 

Serpent » Fri Jan 27, 2017 3:24 pm wrote:By all means, go.


:)
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Re: Here we go!

Postby ronjanec on January 27th, 2017, 5:29 pm 

Yes of course. I am planning on firing Nancy Pelosi next week Serpent. Watch for it.
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Re: Here we go!

Postby Serpent on January 27th, 2017, 7:05 pm 

... But what if two planks were riveted together like a pair of scissors, would they be sharp then, Patsy?
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