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(Reuters)   Welcome new UN Human Rights Council members Russia, China & Saudi Arabia. Next up: Switzerland, Bolivia and Tajikistan named to UN Naval Council   (reuters.com) divider line 9
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2013-11-13 09:36:31 AM  
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EngineerBob: Human rights?
Personal freedom?
Privacy?
To be sure these are brilliant concepts.
..Whose time has come to go.
After all.
It's for the Children.

(I forgot it was talk like Dick Cheney Day)


hahah Still blaming Bush and Cheney for Obamas idocracy, priceless.
2013-11-13 09:15:27 AM  
2 votes:
Switzerland's borders go through some large lakes which it shares with some of its neighbours, ergo Switzerland has a navy.

www.operatorchan.org
2013-11-13 11:14:26 AM  
1 votes:

Millennium: Generation_D: Walker: The UN is a joke, the UN has always been a joke, the UN will always be a joke.

/non-story, business as usual

You think helping to prevent a WW III for 60 years and counting is joke worthy? OK.

The UN has proven a decent umbrella organization under which to organize charitable efforts, but as an actual peacekeeping organization, I'm forced to question how much it has actually helped. Indeed, it's not hard to argue that some of the UN's actions have done more harm than good as far as this goes. The Olympics have probably done more when it comes to stopping war.


The theory goes that if you keep these derpy asswits talking to one another, they're less likely to full on start shooting. It's a theory that is difficult to test for a control group, given that there's no goatee-spock alternative universe where they've launched several nuclear wars by now. However, "conventional" wisdom is that there has been a need for a forum for international biatching and complaining, and that is the role the UN performs. Given that we are in a post-nuke era, and given we've managed to have zero global conflicts since its formation, the burden of proof is more or less on the opinion that think it is useless. Even though it's a corrupt and in many ways silly org, it is still part of what's worked since WW II to prevent an all-out war from happening.
2013-11-13 09:52:22 AM  
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mod3072: Between the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism, universal surveillance of private citizens, segregation, McCarthyism, internment of citizens in WWII, the Espionage and Sedition Acts of WWI, Union busting, racial discrimination in immigration and citizenship laws, slavery, etc. etc. the US lost the high ground on basic human rights a long time ago. Oh sure, we still like to lecture the rest of the world about their abuses, but we turn a blind eye to our own.


FTFY.

Remind me, when exactly did the US have the high ground in basic human rights, other than in their own minds?
2013-11-13 09:46:36 AM  
1 votes:
The UN is a joke, the UN has always been a joke, the UN will always be a joke.

/non-story, business as usual
2013-11-13 09:39:10 AM  
1 votes:

mod3072: Between the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism, the US lost the high ground on basic human rights a long time ago. Oh sure, we still like to lecture the rest of the world about their abuses, but we turn a blind eye to our own.


But we are a head of the curve on the important things like gay marriage and abortion clinics on every street corner and in every school.. You are worrying about the little stuff like property rights, free speech, religious freedom, privacy and due process.
2013-11-13 09:27:02 AM  
1 votes:
Between the War on Drugs and the War on Terrorism, the US lost the high ground on basic human rights a long time ago. Oh sure, we still like to lecture the rest of the world about their abuses, but we turn a blind eye to our own.
2013-11-13 09:17:36 AM  
1 votes:
I was all like "whaaaa?" Then I saw "47-nation body" and was all "oh."  You find 47 nations spread all over the globe without picking a few jerks.
2013-11-13 09:06:29 AM  
1 votes:
China and Saudi arabia have the death penalty, they torture people, have sham trials, and kill people with drones. They have no business being on a human rights body!
 
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