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State Department Bans US Diplomats From Ice Bucket Challenge

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As President Obama tees off in Martha's Vineyard, The State Department has decided that its diplomats should not be allowed to have fun (for a good cause). As AP reports, US Diplomats have been barred from undertaking the #IceBucketChallenge ... there goes CNBC's ratings...


h/t @APDiploWriter

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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:52 | 5125361 Karlus
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Important news!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:07 | 5125412 toady
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The boss said he wasn't doing it last week, so they can't have any of the lackeys showing him up.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:12 | 5125437 SoberOne
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I've started the End the Fed challenge... we will see if it takes off.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:20 | 5125458 pods
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Well the DoD is certainly analyzing the results of this, and how to replicate such a groundswell of support.



Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:23 | 5125468 chumbawamba
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:26 | 5125483 chumbawamba
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:52 | 5125571 redpill
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Obama should take the challenge, he might wake the fuck up.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:07 | 5125583 ZerOhead
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27% of funds raised go to research.

Here's a new fundraising challenge for our politicians... where's John Kerry to get this thing started?

#sulphuricacidbathchallenge  (no donations accepted )

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:08 | 5125637 Boris Alatovkrap
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Warning: do not drink all of vodka in endangerment of lethal toxicity level of blood alcohol. Not is recommend for pregnant teenager.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:24 | 5125690 knukles
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Doesn't John Kerry have something more important to do like go dog paddling about in Fiji?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:20 | 5125680 goldhedge
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The Merikan Sheeple should take the challenge, they might wake the fuck up.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:21 | 5125462 Raymond K Hessel
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What does it mean, "5) Minimized considered" ?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:24 | 5125475 chumbawamba
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Did you lose your secret decoder ring or something?

No worries, just go to your nearest supermarket and pick up a box of Lucky Charms and you'll be able to translate that message.

Agent Chumbawamba, out.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:32 | 5125509 clade7
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Is that the one where somebody pisses on your head and tells you your hat was on fire?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:14 | 5125439 Beam Me Up Scotty
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CNBC's ratings would skyrocket if they had all their female anchors and guests do the challenge in their skirts and silk shirts!!  NOT Meg Whitman though!!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:22 | 5125465 Alhazred
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That sounds like PayPer view kind of a thing more than broadcast.

on second thought i think it could be a good cable stunt, megan kelly should do nicely for fox.

(on third though Megan Kelly should start her own channel also called Fox...  ;p )

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:25 | 5125478 Beam Me Up Scotty
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It is pay per view, you have to pay your cable company to get CNBS!!  I'd feel like CNBS would have some value if they did the Hot Anchor Ice Bucket Challenge!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:21 | 5125681 sleigher
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Anyone watched this new (new to me) OAN news channel?  Some of the anchors on there are pretty hot.  I guess they have to attract new viewers and trying to be unbiased isn't gonna work...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:08 | 5125417 rehypothecator
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"There are firmly established rules preventing the use of public office [...] for private gain." 


Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:13 | 5125436 813kml
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That's the only reason to run for office nowadays.

Edit:  And I wasn't aware that the US had any diplomats.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:29 | 5125710 SheepDog-One
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Insider trading in public office still OK though. There'll be no social media stunts though, that's 'for fun' personal gain....only personal gain of money will be allowed.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:56 | 5125816 SteveNYC
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There is no better indicator at  present of the sheep mentality that has taken over society, than this.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:56 | 5125373 WarPony
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Ah, but remember what happened to the wicked witch in "The Wizard of Oz" - would apply to all D.C vermon.  Go team!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:56 | 5125374 Sofa King
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But insider trading by officials is constitutionally protected.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:58 | 5125387 disabledvet
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Only for..."insiders."

I mean seriously...this doesn't sound very diplomatic. What about a full head of hair? Is that banned as well?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:26 | 5125704 knukles
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A full head of hair and unkempt beard are allowed as long as you run about the hallways screaming Allah Akbar and kill people...
Then it's cool...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 13:55 | 5125818 ebworthen
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Yes, only for insiders who are already bribed ("lobbied") CONgress Critters who are supposed to directly represent their voters not themselves.

Mid-level managers hired by HR must act with all decorum and morality befitting the office (except this).

CONgress and those at the top can do whatever the hell they want.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:56 | 5125377 kowalli
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ahah, democracy and freedom what a joke

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:34 | 5125443 813kml
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Too bad, an ice bucket would prepare gov scumbags for life in a Siberian gulag.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:56 | 5125378 saints51
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I would do it out of spite. I guess thats why I am not a government drone.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57 | 5125379 tony wilson
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any press memo on the  16 thousand dead folks in ukrainia

any news of the nazi zionist kiev rape and death units.

any news on the new israeli depleted uranium bombing runs on gaza


just kosher tumble weed

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:31 | 5125506 Son of Captain Nemo
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As long as 14,000 in that 16,000 figure are comprised of "blue helmeted" and American Academi bodies...

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57 | 5125381 SHEEPFUKKER

Potential liquid explosive situation here... of course, makes perfect sense. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:57 | 5125383 Relentless101
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Yes. This makes sense.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:13 | 5125406 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Actually it does even if the excuse why is bullshit and it comes off as Debbie Downerish. Though with that said I doubt that it was logic that was applied here but just another case of pollitical correctness at play.


Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:59 | 5125389 economessed
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No official word yet on #BoilingOilChallenge....

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:04 | 5125404 clade7
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The "Honey Bucket Challenge" is still in play too...combined with a golden shower afterwards, theyd be lining up for that one!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:07 | 5125413 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Or the Jen Psaki ice water bucket wet tee shirt challenge. I bet you horn dogs would donate some cash to ALS if she did it.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:08 | 5125414 1stepcloser
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I still miss a nice #tarandfeatherchallenge

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:16 | 5125429 813kml
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Damn, beat me to the punch.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:09 | 5125422 813kml
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Hopefully, gov officials are fast approaching the #TarAndFeatherCompulsory.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:59 | 5125394 ejmoosa
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It's Vin Diesel's fault.  He dissed Obama.

If Barry can't play, ain't nobody playing.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:03 | 5125403 Badabing
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The Wookie is not a diplomat, I say we douse her/him/it!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:16 | 5125449 youngman
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Wet Wookie hair smells bad...real bad

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:07 | 5125407 1stepcloser
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but our foriegn #smartbombchallenge is still in effect. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:08 | 5125416 NoDecaf
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:09 | 5125423 the6thBook
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SO, if it was the AID's ice bucket challenge or Ebola challenge it would be okay?  I mean really what is number one about? What if it was the global warming ice-bucket challenge?  I bet that would be okay.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:10 | 5125425 CrimsonAvenger
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This makes sense. If you dump icewater on Kerry, he may get startled and throw off his rider.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:11 | 5125428 Dre4dwolf
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Bunch of sissies.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:11 | 5125432 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Search around the web, someone made an image of what would happen if Hillary Clinton took the ice water bucket challenge. The image shows the wicked witch of the west after she melted.

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