Saturday Open Thread

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  1. rikyrah says:

    which is THE POINT


    The State Department just broke a promise to minority and female recruits

    By Josh Rogin

    Global Opinions June 18

    Dozens of young minority and female State Department recruits received startling and unwelcome news last week: They would not be able to soon join the Foreign Service despite having been promised that opportunity.

    Their saga is just the latest sign that Secretary of State Rex
    Tillerson’s rush to slash the size of the State Department without a
    plan is harming diplomacy and having negative unintended effects.

    The recruits, who are part of the State Department’s Rangel and Pickering fellowship programs, have already completed two years of graduate-level education at U.S. taxpayers’ expense plus an internship, often in a foreign country. The deal they struck with the federal government was that after completing their educations they would be given an inside track to become full-fledged U.S. diplomats abroad if they also satisfied medical and security requirements. In turn, they promised to commit at least five years to the Foreign Service.

    These minority and female candidates already went through a competitive application process, meaning they are some of the best and brightest young graduates around.

    It also means they have other options. Young stars don’t join the State
    Department for the money or the glory; they want to serve and represent their country and are willing to make sacrifices to do it.

    Many were shocked when they received a letter telling them they had
    one week to decide if they wanted to take a much less appealing job — stamping passports in a foreign embassy for two years — with the
    prospect but no guarantee of becoming a Foreign Service officer even
    after that.

    “This is no way to treat our next generation,” one Foreign Service officer serving overseas told me.

  2. rikyrah says:

    I remember…
    I remember..

  3. rikyrah says:

    Matthew Nussbaum‏Verified account @MatthewNussbaum

    Interesting: New Ocare talking point from WH is it’s Trumpcare vs. Sanders’ universal plan, saying even Dems agree Ocare is dead.

    • Liza says:

      Not a good talking point for WH because Sanders’ “plan” during the campaign was Medicare for all which isn’t the same as coming up with a new plan.

      If the GOP succeeds in f***ing up the healthcare “system” as badly as it appears they might, universal healthcare (Medicare for all) is going to be the logical solution. It’s a matter of time.

    • Liza says:

      Hmmmm. Now that could very well explain why Clinton won all the urban areas except Duval County (Jacksonville).

  4. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😐😐 😐

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