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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:11 am    Post subject: White House staffer fired for unflattering anonymous tweets Reply with quote

The Ministry of Truth can't have one of its own blabbering the real truth out there!
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A White House national security staffer was reportedly fired over Twitter postings, including unflattering views about Obama administration policies and administration officials, made under an alias.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/white-house-national-security-staffer-fired-for-twitter-postings-under-alias/2013/10/22/f668a618-3b94-11e3-a94f-b58017bfee6c_story.html
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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wonk
wɒŋk/
noun
plural noun: wonks
1.
N. AMER.informal derogatory
a studious or hard-working person.
"any kid with an interest in science was a wonk"
in tune with a younger generation of voters"
2.
Nautical slang
an incompetent or inexperienced sailor, especially a naval cadet.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also an article written in English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24637160
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
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wonk
wɒŋk/
noun
plural noun: wonks
1.
N. AMER.informal derogatory
a studious or hard-working person.
"any kid with an interest in science was a wonk"
in tune with a younger generation of voters"
2.
Nautical slang
an incompetent or inexperienced sailor, especially a naval cadet.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wat es wonk wis se Weit Haus?
Damn police state.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:21 pm    Post subject: Re: White House staffer fired for unflattering anonymous twe Reply with quote

I don't think it qualifies as whistle blowing, in which case it qualifies as firing a disgruntled employee. That said, glad to see the spell is starting to wear off some.
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