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Ambassadors, diplomats,
House members are barred
from #IceBucketChallenge

Washington Post, by Colby Itkowitz

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 8/21/2014 12:33:26 PM

The State Department and the U.S. House informed their diplomats and lawmakers respectively this week that they may not participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research. The Associated Press obtained a cable sent to embassies around the world alerting them that accepting the challenge was against ethics rules, which do not allow government officials to use their taxpayer-funded office for private gain “no matter how worthy a cause.” The AP tweeted a copy of the cable here: .@StateDept bars US diplomats from taking ALS ice bucket challenge” (Photo of cable below) http://t.co/2hka85M1aI” pic.twitter.com/Kn5YZ3IfOM

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Yeah, like it´s their "dignity" that is threatened...

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Drive, 8/21/2014 12:36:18 PM     (No. 9975203)

too late. My congressman Michael Grimm already took it. Good enough for George Bush. Bet John Kerry balked at mussing up his thousand dollar haircut


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Reply 2 - Posted by: alaskaal, 8/21/2014 12:42:10 PM     (No. 9975219)

So are we to believe with all of the corruption in Washington, that this small facet of the law will be enforced? What heroes!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/21/2014 12:45:48 PM     (No. 9975223)

ALS has an embryonic stem cell research project. Fox news is reporting:

A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells.

In a letter sent Tuesday to its 113 schools, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati´s superintendent of Catholic schools says the research being funded is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."

The superintendent told the schools that students and staff can still do the ice bucket challenge, but any funds raised should be given to organizations that combat ALS without embryonic stem cell research.

An ALS Association spokeswoman says the group funds one study involving embryonic stem cells, but donors can stipulate that their funds go elsewhere.


http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/21/ohio-diocese-discourages-als-association-ice-bucket-challenge-cites-embryonic/

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 8/21/2014 12:53:57 PM     (No. 9975244)

Exactly, #2. The ONE rule-law-policy those heathens are willing to uphold. Gimme a break!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Muncssister, 8/21/2014 12:57:05 PM     (No. 9975249)

#3 that´s very interesting, thank you for sharing. I for one am sick of this. I´m all for creative charitable fundraising but this has turned into world wide social media wet t-shirt contest.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: steph_gray, 8/21/2014 1:13:06 PM     (No. 9975277)

Agree with #5. I don´t approve of my private choice to donate to a charity´s becoming a matter of social pressure. It´s none of anyone´s business, and I have already ignored the "challenge" which came from mostly leftist acquaintances. They need to go challenge themselves to learn more about how the world is supposed to work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: miceal, 8/21/2014 1:13:13 PM     (No. 9975279)

Ditto´s #5. I prefer the road less traveled.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dreemaun, 8/21/2014 2:36:14 PM     (No. 9975386)

I wondered if I was the only one who felt this way about this "challenge". Now I know I´m not.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 8/21/2014 5:19:02 PM     (No. 9975633)

If you aren´t illegally using your office to fundraise for dems, then you aren´t allowed to do it.

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