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    If only the U.N. were merely useless

    If only the U.N. were merely useless

    How long before the U.N. demands Bernie Madoff be appointed head of the Securities and Exchange Commission:

    In what one critic called a move akin to placing Bernie Madoff in charge of thwarting fraud on the stock market, Iran has been elected as one of the 15 members of the United Nation’s Arms Trade Treaty conference….

    The choice of Iran was condemned by UN Watch, a Geneva-based monitoring group. “Right after a UN Security Council report found Iran guilty of illegally transferring guns and bombs to Syria, which is now murdering thousands of its own people, it defies logic, morality and common sense for the UN to now elect this same regime to a global post in the regulation of arms transfers,” said Hillel Neuer, UN Watch’s executive director.

    On Friday, a UN report written by members of the Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee found that “Iran has continued to defy the international community through illegal arms shipments.”

    Meanwhile, back in the Twilight Zone, Syria looks likely to land a spot on the U.N. Human Rights Council in 2014:

    Despite its poor record on human rights, Syria is on course to winning membership on the UN Human Rights Council, UN Watch reported on Thursday.

    UN Watch, an NGO that monitors the international body’s activity, cited a draft resolution presented in Geneva in which the US opposed Syria’s candidacy for a Human Rights Council seat in 2014. The resolution, which is also supported by the European Union, said Damascus “fails to meet the standards” for Human Rights Council membership.

    President Bashar Assad’s regime is, however, likely to get a spot on the 47-nation council “due to the prevalent system of fixed slates, whereby regional groups orchestrate uncontested elections, naming only as many candidates as allotted seats,” according to UN Watch.

    Do you think taking off the top 10 floors is enough?

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    LukeHandCool | July 8, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    The UN has all its pretty flags evoking Disneyland’s “It’s a Small World,” with the optimistic and hopeful feeling those dancing and singing dolls representing the children of all the world’s countries elicit in the average good-natured person enjoying a carefree day at the amusement park.

    But ….. but ….. for Israelis and Americans that fun trip …………………..


     
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    pst314 | July 8, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    “Do you think taking off the top 10 floors is enough?”

    All the way to the basement. The plow the ground with salt. 🙂


     
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    pst314 | July 8, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Q: “Are the white UN vans here because this place is awful, or is this place awful because of all the white UN vans?‏”
    A: “The latter, of course.”


     
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    jimzinsocal | July 8, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Far and away I find this UN proposal the most telling.

    Tax the rich and spread the money around

    http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/UN-calls-for-tax-on-the-super-rich-30185733.html

    Personally I cant think of a more immoral proposition.
    Condider the (im)moral basis upon which it finds its reasoning.

    Some nations have more money than others.
    Some nations have citizens that have too much money and therefore must “share” the benefits of their money with those not as fortunate.
    Somehow its “not fair” that some nations dont achieve the same results as other nations….even though all nations are basically free to persue any economic agenda it wants to persue.
    Some nations need to skip the demands of some industrialization plan and be rewarded for their apparent lack of iniative or rewards.

    Its all right out of Vonneguts Harrison Bergeron.
    We now have at least the suggestion that a Handicapper General is needed.


     
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    Browndog | July 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    People still speak of the U.N. as if it is a legitimate organization, and even remotely affiliated with the mission statement under which it was created.

    Next thing we’ll hear is how Planned Parenthood is designed to help married couples find the right contractor/financing to build an addition to their home.


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