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calendar   Sunday - September 26, 2010

United Nations to appoint space ambassador to act as first contact for aliens visiting Earth

I suppose this isn’t news back in the states.  Perhaps those of you in New York and New Jersey have heard it. But I just caught this only a few minutes ago.
Now then, not being a rocket scientist or even close to that rarefied state, I really can not say for certain, can I, that there is no other intelligent life out there.
Personally of course, I very much doubt it and the old question arises.  If there are, why haven’t they been in touch?  Oh I see. Their still looking for the same thing we are. Just a matter of time before we find each other. 

Not to worry however.  Our most favorite institution in ze whole of ze verld is on the job. You betcha.
The UN has it covered.  You aren’t surprised.  The only question now is ......  what budget are they gonna allow for this?  $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
And if they are out there, how can we be sure we want to meet em.  They may not conform to the si-fi image. What if they’re all liberals? 

The downside for real?  The unfunny part?  Read on. 

United Nations to appoint space ambassador to act as first contact for aliens visiting Earth

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 1:53 PM on 26th September 2010

If aliens ever land on Earth there will no longer be any confusion over who will greet them with the news the United Nations is set to appoint an astrophysicist to be their first human contact.

Mazlan Othman is expected to be tasked with coordinating humanity’s response to an extraterrestrial visit, if ever required.

The 58-year-old Malaysian will tell a conference next week that with the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting around other stars, the detection of alien life is becoming more and more likely.

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The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains the hope that some day human kind will received signals from extraterrestrials,’ she said.

‘When we do, we should have in place a coordinated response that takes into account all the sensitivities related to the subject.

‘The UN is a ready-made mechanism for such coordination.’

Plans to make Unoose the coordinating body for dealing with alien encounters are set to be debated by UN scientific advisory committees.

If the idea is backed it will then head to General Assembly.

Professor Richard Crowther, head of the UK delegation to the UN committee, admitted recently: ‘[Ms] Othman is absolutely the nearest thing we have to a “take me to your leader” person.’

In April though Professor Stephen Hawking warned that the alien contact, if it ever comes, may not be as friendly as has been hoped.

In a documentary, the 68-year-old scientist said he imagined aliens arriving in ‘massive ships’ and could try to colonise Earth and plunder the planet’s resources.

‘We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,’ he said.

‘I imagine they might exist in massive ships, having used up all the resources from their home planet. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonise whatever planets they can reach.’

He added: ‘It would be ‘too risky’ to attempt to make contact with alien races. If aliens ever visit us, I think the outcome would be much as when Christopher Columbus first landed in America, which didn’t turn out very well for the Native Americans.’

source in the twilight zone


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/26/2010 at 08:47 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 16, 2010

China’s UN diplomat in drunken rant against Americans and the UN Secretary General.  funny

I think the following might be well served to file under humor, knowing that some BMEWS readers won’t find anything funny about a Chinese diplomat being critical of the USA.  He also rounded on his UN boss.  He was also quite tipsy at the time.

Actually, drunk or sober I enjoy any diplomat saying out loud what he really thinks as opposed to all the nonsense they usually spout.  Like in congress or the senate or the Brit parliament.  Politicians refer to “my honorable friend” or “colleague” when in fact they aren’t referring to either of those states of being.
They’re more likely thinking ... that miserable rat fink on my left or something like that.  I’m not certain I wouldn’t enjoy dueling in fact.  Once that stage is reached well, there’s no question of how anyone “really feels.” Is there? 

China’s top-ranking UN diplomat embarked on a drunken rant against the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, telling his boss he’d “never liked” him, and adding for good measure that he didn’t like Americans either.

Peter Foster in Beijing

The outburst by Sha Zukang at a retreat for top UN officials in the Austrian ski resort of Alpbach left senior UN officials cringing in embarrassment as others tried to convince him to put down the microphone, according to Washington-based Foreign Policy magazine.

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“I know you never liked me Mr. Secretary-General – well, I never liked you, either,” said Mr Sha as Mr Ban looked on, smiling and nodding awkwardly during the 15-minute toast attended by the UN’s top brass.

Mr Sha, who was appointed the UN undersecretary general for Economic and Social Affairs in 2007, also made no secret of his fractious relationship with Mr Ban, although did say he’d grown to respect the South Korean.

“You’ve been trying to get rid of me,” said 62-year-old Mr Sha according to the senior UN official present, “You can fire me anytime, you can fire me today.”
Later in his impromptu speech Mr Sha turned to an American colleague, singling out Bob Orr, from the executive office of the secretary-general.
“I really don’t like him: he’s an American and I really don’t like Americans,” he said.

A second senior UN official who was at the dinner said: “It went on for about ten or fifteen minutes but it felt like an hour.”
Officials present at the dinner suggested that Mr Sha might have been the victim of a misguided attempt at humour.

. In a BBC interview in 2006 he was goaded into a furious, shrieking attack on American criticisms of China’s rapidly growing defence budget.

“It is much better for [America] to shut up, keep quiet. Are you the number one? Is it true that the US has almost 50 per cent of the world’s military budget?”
The Chinese population is five or six times bigger.
“Why blame China? Forget it. It’s high time to shut up. It’s America’s sovereign right to do whatever is good for them. But don’t tell us what is good for China.”

TELL US WHAT YA REALLY THINK

And then there was this from the editorial page of the Telegraph.  Gotta love it.


By historic standards this was mild stuff.  These days, former British Prime Ministers regard half a bottle of wine at dinner as shocking.  Churchill managed to conceal his thirst from the public; not so poor George Brown, who as Harold Wilson’s foreign secretary made it a point of honor never to draw a sober breath.  At a reception for a South American republic, Brown is said to have staggered up to a glamorous figure in red silk and asked for a dance.  “I must refuse for three reasons” came the reply.

“First, this is not a dance but the national anthem.”
“Second, you are clearly drunk.”
“And third, I am the Cardinal Archbishop of Lima.”


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/16/2010 at 05:56 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - April 21, 2010

That Ain’t Right

UN Budget: $732 Million For “Peacekeeping” In Haiti




The United Nations has quietly upped this year’s peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the devastated island.

The world organization plans to spend the money on an expanded force of some 12,675 soldiers and police, plus some 479 international staffers, 669 international contract personnel, and 1,300 local workers, just for the 12 months ending June 30, 2010.

Some $495.8 million goes for salaries, benefits, hazard pay, mandatory R&R allowances and upkeep for the peacekeepers and their international staff support. Only about $33.9 million, or 4.6 percent, of that salary total is going to what the U.N. calls “national staff” attached to the peacekeeping effort.

Presumably, the budget also includes at least part of some $10 million that the U.N. has spent on renting two passenger vessels, the Sea Voyager (known to some U.N. staffers as the “Love Boat") and the Ola Esmeralda, for a minimum of 90 days each, as highly subsidized housing for some of its peacekeepers and humanitarian staff. The tab for the two vessels, which offer catered food, linen service and comfortable staterooms and lounges, is about $112,500 per day.

Under a cost-sharing formula, the U.S. pays a 27 percent share of the entire $732.4 million peacekeeping tab for Haiti during this 12 month period, or about $197.7 million.



That adds up to more than 15,000 “peacekeepers”. That’s an army. I think that’s more troops than we had in Afghanistan a year ago, and we’re fighting a war there.

I think we should all be referring to the place as “occupied Haiti”. Not that anyone in or out of their right mind would want to invade the place. Not a chance. So these “peacekeepers” are doing what then? Protecting the Haitians from themselves? In their own country?? Or perhaps they are protecting all the pushy aid workers from the Haitians that might not like the way that these tens of thousands of foreigners are doing whatever they want to, in rebuilding and changing their country? Somebody explain to me why Haiti needs any peacekeepers at all.

I’ll be the first to speak the obvious: Haiti is a mess. A world of hurt. A rolling, never ending disaster, largely self-inflicted. But I didn’t think they needed saving from themselves by an army of occupation. This rather looks like the Imperial UN to me.

Free Haiti!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 04/21/2010 at 10:32 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - November 24, 2009

Yeah, that’ll show ‘em

You’re a Mexican city on the Mexico-US border.
You’re suffering massive violence from drug lords
Your own army can’t restore order.
Who you gonna call?

U.N. Peacekeepers!

Mexico’s business leaders are pleading for the United Nations to send peacekeepers to prevent the border city of Ciudad Juarez from falling into complete chaos. Locked in a deadly war with organized crime, the Mexican Army is unable to protect the safety of its citizens. Will El Paso’s sister city be the first domino to fall in a long line of Mexican cities that are teetering on the edge of lawlessness?

Talk about desperation. Where is Gen. Pershing when you need him?


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/24/2009 at 02:41 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - November 18, 2009

Moonbats on Parade at the UN

UN: Fight climate change with free condoms




Why, do they reduce friction or something? Or is it just “cool” to use them? Maybe they make the sex so bad you don’t bother, thus saving calories and waste heat.


The battle against global warming could be helped if the world slowed population growth by making free condoms and family planning advice more widely available, the U.N. Population Fund said Wednesday.

The agency did not recommend countries set limits on how many children people should have, but said: “Women with access to reproductive health services ... have lower fertility rates that contribute to slower growth in greenhouse gas emissions.”

“As the growth of population, economies and consumption outpaces the Earth’s capacity to adjust, climate change could become much more extreme and conceivably catastrophic,” the report said.

The world’s population will likely rise from the current 6.7 billion to 9.2 billion in 2050, with most of the growth in less developed regions, according to a 2006 report by the United Nations.

The U.N. Population Fund acknowledged it had no proof of the effect that population control would have on climate change. “The linkages between population and climate change are in most cases complex and indirect,” the report said.

It also said that while there is no doubt that “people cause climate change,” the developing world has been responsible for a much smaller share of world’s greenhouse gas emissions than developed countries.




Here it is folks, in black and white. In no uncertain terms whatsoever. The solution to climate change is to depopulate the planet. Eugenics by any other name. Because the Global Warming crowd is the exact same bunch of self-haters and racists as the Zero Population Growth crowd. Always has been. But now, with the ascendancy of the radical far left to power, they aren’t even bothering to hide their core message any more. We Won, so it’s time to crow.

And they will append lie upon lie to their story, but the message remains the same: people must go. Especially the lesser ones. Who all just so happen to be darker than average. Is this where I insert the recent quote from Ruth Bader Ginsburg, about how abortions had to be funded by Medicaid because of her concerns about certain types of babies “we don’t want to have too many of” ?

It’s all part and parcel. This is the core belief of the left. And here it is, in black and white. All people are bad (white males especially) so let’s get rid of them. Either all of them, or until there’s just enough slave population left to support us elites in the style we deserve.

The Democrats were pro-slavery 150 years ago. Then they were all in favor of the Jim Crow laws that they themselves passed. Then they were in favor of Margaret Sanger, eugenics, Stalin, Hitler, and every other tyrant who enacted mass murder. Then they were in favor of “separate but equal” apartheid and against integration. Then they were against the Civil Rights Act. Then they came out in favor of Johnson’s “Great Society” welfare scheme, that has done more to harm minorities than anything in history. Then they were in favor of Zero Population Growth and abortion. But really they only wanted to push abortion on those undesirable types, so let’s get the government to fund it for them. Now it’s Global Warming. Which can be fought by handing out rubbers in the Third World. Where all the darkies live! Because white folks in developed countries bought into this nonsense ages ago and are already depopulating themselves (see Mark Steyn et al).

The name of the vector changes over time, but their core belief remains the same.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/18/2009 at 10:35 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - November 05, 2009

Run Away, Run Away

UN Pulling Out of Afghanistan





The United Nations said Thursday that it will send more than half its international staff either out of Afghanistan or into more secure compounds following last week’s deadly Taliban attack against U.N. workers — the most direct targeting of its employees during decades of work in the country.

About 600 nonessential staffers will be affected by the move, the U.N. said.

The U.N. is still reeling from the pre-dawn assault on a guesthouse in the capital that left five of its staffers dead.

The world body insists it remains committed to Afghanistan, but its actions show how much security has degraded in the country and raise questions about the future of its work if attacks continue.

The relocations follow a U.N. decision on Monday to suspend much of its work in the volatile northwest of neighboring Pakistan because of increasingly targeted attacks.

The 600 U.N. employees will be moved for three to four weeks to more secure locations both within and outside of Afghanistan while the world body works to find safer permanent housing, spokesman Aleem Siddique said. He said they did not know how many would actually be leaving the country.

“We are not talking about pulling out,” the head of the mission, Norwegian diplomat Kai Eide, told reporters. “We are not talking about evacuation.”

He said a number of options were being considered for those who have to leave the country, including Dubai — a typical destination for international workers in Afghanistan on rest breaks.



Just because they aren’t talking about it doesn’t mean that’s exactly what they’re going to do. UN staff runs at the first bullet. We’ve seen that before. And given the choice of a) staying on in the violent wasteland that is Afghanistan, or b) relocating to the party city of Dubai, which would you do? The staff gets paid either way; doing the job on site isn’t really a factor. They still believe in the task at hand; they’ll just be doing it from a safer location. Like Paris.

Well, maybe not. It turns out that they run on polling data, just like Bill Clinton:

“There is a belief among some that the international commitment to Afghanistan will continue whatever happens because of the strategic importance of Afghanistan,” Eide said during a news conference in Kabul. “I would like to emphasize that that is not correct. It is the public opinion in donor countries and in troop-contributing countries that decides on the strength of that commitment.”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/05/2009 at 10:37 AM   
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calendar   Wednesday - September 23, 2009

OBAMA TELLS UN AMERICA IS READY TO WORK WITH IT AGAIN …. I THINK I MISS BUSH

I think the regulars here know exactly how I feel about the United Nations, so I can only see this as a bad omen. I don’t want us to work closer with those gas bags.  I want us OUT of that damned body.  Not in my lifetime but I can hope.

Anyway, that’s how the headline read today.  I wonder if working closer to those $£!!:(**&^% will cost us any of our sovereignty as the EU has cost the UK.  I know it isn’t exactly the same but ... but it’s about in the same league.


US President Barack Obama is preparing to address the world at the UN General Assembly in New York on his ambitious foreign policy plans.

By Our Foreign Staff
Published: 10:48AM BST 23 Sep 2009

“Around the world, even as we pursue a new era of engagement with other nations, we are raising a broader engagement, new partnerships between societies and citizens, community organisations and businesses,” he said.

“We have been speaking directly to people around the world, including our friends across the Muslim world, with whom we launch new beginnings based on mutual interests and mutual respect.”

“This spirit of partnership is a defining feature of our foreign policy.”

Yes, this is a very short post and you can read more at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/world

I really hate the thought of “working closely” with any of those mentioned. Set the blood to boil.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/23/2009 at 09:35 AM   
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calendar   Thursday - September 10, 2009

You’ve seen this before, but not quite this way or quite this much.

Hi Mommy and Daddy ... guess what I learned in school today? 

Jeesh ...

Headline in the Mail quotes the UN saying:

TEACH PUPILS AGE FIVE ABOUT THE SEX ACT.  Now that was the headline in the hard copy. Teach the actual sex act to a five year old?
What the hell is the point of that? Five?  Are they freeken mad?  Have those loony tunes finally and totally lost it?
In the past they called for sex ed. which I thought (and so did you) was outrageous. But this is the first time they’ve spelled it out in exactly this way.

How’s a baby supposed to take that in and understand that sort of thing? 

Here’s the on line version.


Children as young as five to learn about masturbation and abortion under new UN guidelines

By Kirsty Walker
Last updated at 7:55 AM on 10th September 2009

Children as young as five should be taught about explicit sex acts, according to guidelines from the United Nations.

The advice also calls for youngsters to learn about abortion, same-sex relationships and sexually transmitted diseases.

The draft report on sex education has been compiled by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
Children in school

Too young? Children as young as five could be taught about masturbation if UNESCO guidelines are followed.

The guidance is due to be issued to governments, local authorities and education bodies around the world by the end of next month.

But it has provoked an international outcry. Critics claim that addressing the issue of masturbation, which is contained in the plan, is too explicit for young children and removes the responsibility of parents to teach their own children about sex.

The guidelines break down suitable topics for discussion into four age groups. Among the most controversial recommendations are for teachers to begin discussing subjects such as masturbation with children from the age of five.

They recommend teachers should discuss the idea that ‘girls and boys have private body parts that can feel pleasurable when touched by oneself’.

The guidelines also recommend young people should learn about the ‘right to and access to safe abortion’. The report is intended to help countries improve sex education and sexual health, especially in the developing world.

SOURCE FOR THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE

“ESPECIALLY THE DEVELOPING WORLD” Got it. This would be the same world that has been developing for ALL OF MY LIFE. And it still hasn’t developed. It just produces more babies that the west then feels obligated to feed. Though I’ve no idea why. Really. Never thought I was obligated to em. Still don’t.  If the UN wants to really help, they should find a way way to quietly sterilize the populations of , The Developing World , so they don’t develop any further.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 09/10/2009 at 10:36 AM   
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calendar   Monday - April 06, 2009

UN: Speak No Ill Of Islam .

UN: Speak No Ill Of Islam … Or Else

Canada Free Press 03 April 2009
By Bob Parks

These are truly amazing times we live in. We have our own government seizing businesses and dictating how much people should get paid, if the government doesn’t fire them. We have our own government giving the word “spending” a catastrophic new meaning. We have our own government acting like fascist thugs, squelching opposition on the floor of the House and Senate, and now we have the United Nations dictating what free speech will be from now on.

In a crushing blow to the freedom of speech worldwide, the United Nations Human Rights Council last Thursday approved a resolution calling upon member states to provide legal “protection against acts of hatred, discrimination, intimidation and coercion resulting from defamation of religions and incitement to religious hatred in general.”

In other words….

While the resolution speaks of religion in general, the proposal came from Pakistan and had the backing of the powerful 57-government Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), the UN’s largest voting bloc – so it was clear that Islam was the only religion the drafters of the resolution had in mind. This is underscored by the fact that Muslim states have worked energetically to make “Islamophobia” the focus of Durban II — the UN’s upcoming second World Conference on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. A draft declaration declares that “defamation of Islam” should be a criminal offense, even when it takes place under the “pretext” of “freedom of expression, counter terrorism or national security.”

In other words, if the OIC and the drafters of the Durban declaration get their way, any honest examination of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to make recruits will be illegal. So not only does this herald the death of free speech, but it also leaves us mute and defenseless before the advancing global jihad.

The ramifications here in America are unclear, but if I were to write something that was critical of murderous thugs who may have just blown up a market, killing dozens of people (and were Muslims), would I be contacted by the United Nations and charged with a crime?

Would the United States, blowing off our First Amendment, attempt to enforce this new rule?

Very interesting times indeed.

Bob Parks is a is a member/writer of the National Advisory Council of Project 21, Senior Writer for the New Media Journal, VP of Marketing and Media Relations for the New Media Alliance. Bob’s websites are Black & Right and youtube.com/BlackAndRight

THE UN AND ISLAM


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 04/06/2009 at 08:08 AM   
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calendar   Tuesday - March 24, 2009

Israel ‘used child as human shield’ during Gaza conflict.  Yeah, sure they did. Says Who?

OH RIGHT.  A WOMAN WITH A LARGE RED DOT ON HER HEAD AND A FACE LIKE A YOUNGER GADAFI.

A human rights mouthpiece with a name nobody can pronounce.  I gonna listen to her? 

Sorry Charlie ..... I really find it impossible to believe some people. Especially when they look like this and MOST ESPECIALLY when they’re a part of the useless hand wringing anti-Israel left wing libtard bunch of bastards called, The UN.  Gak!

I am not posting her photo because she is too gruesome and anyway I don’t want to frighten anyone.
But if you wanna scare youself okay.  Here’s a link

The beastie apparently isn’t familiar with collateral damage.  Kinda happens in military actions.  Often regrettable but can’t always be avoided.
Anyway, where do these pompous jerks get off sticking their hairy noses into a sovereign states business.

I guess I’m so damn anti un I’d find it pretty hard to find anything to like about em. I just wish they’d go away!

Maybe after the next world conflagration, if there is another , the world will be rid of that body.  Hmmmm. Body? UN body?  Yeah. Has a ring to it.

Israel ‘used child as human shield’ during Gaza conflict
Israel violated a range of human rights during its invasion of Gaza, including using a child as a human shield, the United Nations said yesterday.

By Our Foreign Staff
Last Updated: 7:36AM GMT 24 Mar 2009

The claims were included in reports to the UN Human Rights Council which also called for an urgent end to Israeli restrictions on humanitarian supplies to Gaza and a full international investigation into the conflict.

They came just days after Israeli soldiers admitted shooting and killing unarmed Palestinian civilians during the invasion between Dec 27 and Jan 17.

“Civilian targets, particularly homes and their occupants, appear to have taken the brunt of the attacks, but schools and medical facilities have also been hit,” said one report by Radhika Coomaraswamy, the U N Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict.

The Sri Lankan human rights lawyer visited the region in early February. She cited a long series of incidents to back her charges.

In one, she said, Israeli soldiers shot a father after ordering him out of his house and then opened fire into the room where the rest of the family was sheltering, wounding the mother and three brothers and killing a fourth.

In another, on January 15, at Tal al Hawa south-west of Gaza City, Israeli soldiers forced an 11-year-old boy to walk in front of them for several hours as they moved through the town, even after they had been shot at.

Israel criticised the report. Israel’s ambassador to the UN, Aharon Leshno Yar, said it “wilfully ignores and downplays the terrorist and other threats we face.”

Last week an Israeli infantry squad leader told local media of an incident in which a sniper mistakenly shot a Palestinian woman and her two children.

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Offensive T-shirts by Israeli soldiers that depict scenes of violence against Palestinians

Late addition to this post.  The T-shirts are being worn not by soldiers but expressly for the newspaper that printed the photos.
It is true that they have been worn by Israeli soldiers, but so what?  First, one pix shows a kid with looks like a rifle. I think.  The woman may be pregnant but so what?  What’s that in her hand?  Hey, I have no problem with the shirts or their message.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 03/24/2009 at 07:27 AM   
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calendar   Friday - February 06, 2009

UN suspends aid to Gaza after accusing Hamas of theft. ( UPDATE )

with no comments from me.

UN suspends aid to Gaza after accusing Hamas of theft
The United Nations has suspended all food aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip after accusing Hamas of stealing 10 lorry-loads of supplies.

By David Blair in Jerusalem
Last Updated: 4:44PM GMT 06 Feb 2009
Palestinians receive UN food supplies: UN suspends aid to Gaza after accusing Hamas of THEFT.
Palestinians receive bags of flour at a United Nations (UN) food aid distribution centre in the refugee camp of al Shati in Gaza City, Gaza Strip Photo: EPA

After last month’s war, which claimed 1,300 lives, about half of Gaza’s 1.5 million people are dependent on emergency relief. These are the only supplies which Israel presently allows to pass through the territory’s border crossings.

But the UN’s Relief and Works Agency was forced to close down this operation after gunmen stole food that had been delivered through the Keren Shalom crossing point. A statement from the UN said the supplies had been taken away in lorries used by the social affairs ministry in Gaza’s Hamas-controlled administration.

This was the second incident of wholesale theft of humanitarian aid. On Tuesday, 3,500 blankets and 400 food parcels were taken. The UN said that all deliveries would stop “until the aid is returned and the agency is given credible assurances from the Hamas government in Gaza that there will be no repeat of these thefts”.

Israel has frequently been accused of punishing ordinary Palestinians by restricting the flow of goods into Gaza. The latest incident opens Hamas to the same charge.


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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 02/06/2009 at 12:21 PM   
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calendar   Wednesday - September 10, 2008

More Lunacy From the LunarNuts @ The UN. In Other Words, It’s Moonbat Time.

Do I really have to add anything to this?  Except to ask folks back home in USA, has this story already made the rounds there?

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United Nations raises temperature in the office to fight climate change

By Tom Leonard in New York
Last Updated: 6:01pm BST 09/09/2008

The United Nations has been attempting to cut global warming by raising the summertime temperature inside its New York headquarters and forcing occupants to wear lighter clothes.

A month-long experiment approved by the secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, bat to raise the thermostat throughout much of the building from 72 to 77 degrees was so successful that it may become a more long-term policy, said the UN.

Diplomatic dress codes were relaxed as many male staff got rid of their jackets and ties, and women chose sleeveless outfits. Temperatures in the often windowless conference rooms, where most of the negotiating goes on were set slightly lower at 75 degrees.

The initiative, designed to show the UN was serious about curbing energy use that contributed to global warming, saved about 30 million pounds of steam used in the glass-fronted 1952 building’s cooling system.

A UN spokesman said this was the equivalent of 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, or 710 transatlantic return flights.

“In view of these concrete results, the secretary general has decided to expand the Cool UN initiative until September 15,” said the spokesman.

A similar wintertime project is already under discussion and officials believe they could save $1 million annually if the temperature changes throughout the year.

However, the thermostats will be on full when world leaders descend on the 39-storey building for their annual ministerial meeting later this month.

UN officials previously said that the deciding factor in whether the arrangement becomes permanent would be its effect on productivity.

Some diplomats welcomed a more uncomfortable room temperature if it discouraged colleagues from dragging out interminable and ultimately fruitless negotiations late into the evening.

However, others warned that diplomats without suits were not taken seriously and that warmer temperatures encouraged delegates’ minds to wander, apparently making them less willing to compromise.

http://tinyurl.com/6dpcqf

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Posted by Drew458   United Kingdom  on 09/10/2008 at 04:42 AM   
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calendar   Monday - July 14, 2008

Taliban fighters penetrate US Afghanistan base

I haven’t a clue how or even if the Taliban stories are making the news back home in USA.  Over here, there have been some rather major stories with regard to how sophisticated the Taliban have become.  Their weapons still aren’t up to ours of course, but according to sources here, they are fighting smarter then they have in the past.  The Taliban say one thing they have plenty of is time.  And apparently recruits.

Lets not get too complacent or as bad, too Nazi like in our thinking.  And by that I mean, lets not start to believe that because they are the enemy they aren’t without some smarts.  Or that they’ll be easily defeated simply because we feel superior in so many areas.

Tell ya somethin’ else you all already know.  You don’t see any public protests in that world undermining the Taliban fighter.  And they are very aware of the folks here in the homeland (USA/UK) and the celebrities who say the war is not only illegal but criminal as well.  (referring to Iran) But they carry over that sentiment to their area of Afghanistan.  They firmy believe that all they have to do is NOT QUIT.  Because they have lots of friends in the West.

Taliban fighters penetrate US Afghanistan base to kill nine American troops By Damien McElroy, Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Last Updated: 9:54AM BST 14/07/2008

Taliban fighters breached the defence lines of a small US outpost in eastern Afghanistan in a well-planned attack that killed nine US soldiers, Nato officials have revealed.
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The US base is located in Kunar province, a remote and mountainous region along the Pakistani border

An official after-action briefing laid bare Nato commanders’ concerns over a “concerted” attempt to overrun the forward operating base by staging a mass attack involving hundreds of Taliban.

The fighters forced their way into the base during the assault, which was launched before dawn and continued late into the afternoon.

Scores of Taliban were killed after Nato called in attack helicopters and fixed-wing fighter jets to defend the base.

“It was a complex attack, well organised and planned,” said Captain Michael Finney, spokesman for Nato’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

“It was clear they wanted to overrun the combat outpost. They chose their positions well. It wasn’t just an attempt to rush the gate.”

The base, manned by the Afghan army and the US-led ISAF, is located in the mountainous and thickly-forested Pech Valley district of Kunar province, the most lethal region in Afghanistan for American soldiers.

As well as the nine US troops killed in the battle, 15 more were wounded along with four Afghan soldiers.

The sophistication of the attack is a fresh indication of the growing strength of the Taliban and its allies in the area.

The attackers were confident enough to warn local villagers to evacuate during the night.

The area has been described as a key staging area in the hunt for al-Qa’eda leader Osama bin Laden, which has intensified in recent weeks.

News of the attack came during a bloody day for Afghanistan. A suicide bomber on a motorcycle blew himself up in a bazaar in southern Afghanistan, killing 24 people and injuring dozens more.

A man with bombs strapped to his body rammed his motorcycle into a police vehicle at a busy intersection in Uruzgan province, 250 miles southwest of Kabul, killing shopkeepers and young boys selling cigarettes by the side of the road.

The blast came as Nato and Afghan security forces battled militants on several fronts, with the US-led coalition announcing it had killed at least 40 insurgents in an ongoing operation in the volatile southern province of Helmand.

One soldier from the coalition was killed in a bomb blast in Helmand, taking to 133 the number of international troops to lose their lives in Afghanistan this year.

Recent weeks have seen a spike in attacks by militants, most of whom, Afghan officials claim, are recruited and trained in neighbouring Pakistan.

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calendar   Thursday - April 17, 2008

North Korea can’t feed itself, as usual

Oh noes!! The Krazy Korean Kommies under ‘lil Kim me so ronery Jong Il are running out of food. Again! Just like they do every year for nearly two decades!! What shall we do, what shall we do? Oooh, the poor and starvin’!!!

Anybody got that recipe for Rock Soup?

North Korea faces a looming food crisis due to floods last year, the U.N. food agency said.  Food prices at North Korean markets have doubled while state rations are dwindling, the World Food Program said Wednesday.  Key donors such as China and South Korea are not expected to send as much direct assistance to the North as they have in the past.

“The food security situation in the (North) is clearly bad and getting worse,” Tony Banbury, WFP Asia regional director, said in a statement. “It is increasingly likely that external assistance will be urgently required to avert a serious tragedy.”

Jean-Pierre de Margerie, WFP’s country director in North Korea, said by telephone from Pyongyang that North Korean officials were admitting for the first time that the state ration system—already erratic in providing food to the country’s 23 million people—was breaking down.  “It’s a bit of a perfect storm shaping up,” he said.

Prices of staple foods have doubled in the past year in the capital. A kilogram (2.2 pounds) of rice now costs about a third of a typical worker’s monthly salary of 6,000 won (about US$2), WFP said.

Well pardon me if I don’t give a damn. Maybe if they allowed a bit of free enterprise people would grow more food. Maybe if they invested a bit of their money in farming instead of the military they’d have something to show for it. Maybe if they weren’t trying to destabilize the rest of the world by shipping nuke material anywhere they could people might have a little bit of concern for them. But no. Lil Kim-chee has to spend all his money on his army, as if anyone would want that desolate frozen overflowing outhouse of a country.

And you know what else? Rice costs more here. A kilo for a third of $2? That’s not even 31 cents a pound. Shut up, that’s a great deal in my opinion!! But 3 kilos of rice as your entire monthly salary? Hey ... I see a solution!!! Kick out the friggin Mexicans and let’s get the whole damn country over here as illegals. They’d work harder and only cost a tenth of a percent as much! Woo hoo, recession avoided! Everybody could afford to hire 10 or 20 of them. Homeless guys could have servants!

In another blow to the food situation, direct aid from North Korea’s two top donors—China and South Korea—is also expected to decline this year.

Due to rising food prices, China has restricted its exports and is not expected to send as much to its communist ally as in the past, de Margerie said.

South Korea has a new conservative president who has said he expects North Korea to reciprocate for aid, a change from the previous decade of liberal South Korean governments. The new policy has angered Pyongyang, which has claimed it does not need Seoul’s help.

So this means less handouts from the neighbors. And CNN and the UN seem to be Ok with that. Guess who will get the Guilt Guns turned on them now? That’s right, Tibet! Um, no, sorry. Not Tibet. It’s gonna be the USA again, as usual, as always. And you know old spineless will not only send them food, he’ll give them oil. And probably more. And they’ll keep right on being our steadfast enemies, only with full stomachs now.

Since the 1990s North Korea has suffered regular food shortages caused by natural disasters, mismanagement and the loss of the country’s Soviet benefactor. As many as 2 million people are believed to have died from famine.

Remember how the CCCP had food shortages every year for 50 years because of bad weather? Uh huh, I think that cloud system has moved to the South East and is stalled. Don’t send them a grain of rice. Let them fall. Let the axle of the Axis of Evil grind to a rusting halt. Next. But what about the pore n starvin? Hey, maybe they’ll use their last burst of energy to have a revolution. Or maybe they’ll just die. North Korea is a secret closed world. Nobody knows what goes on there and they ain’t tellin. Let’s let them stay closed, forever. It will be our little secret.


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