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(Abc.net.au)   WHO chooses Robert Mugabe as good will ambassador??   ( abc.net.au) divider line
    More: Stupid, Mr Mugabe, Robert Mugabe, President Robert Mugabe, Mr Tedros, human rights, goodwill ambassador, United Nations, director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus  
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2017-10-20 07:49:05 PM  
Yes.
 
2017-10-20 07:55:40 PM  
Floyd?
 
2017-10-20 07:57:37 PM  
Brilliant decision for a dictator. Maybe they can give Trump something too.

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2017-10-20 08:08:56 PM  
I'm not sure why a store that sells funky used clothing needs an ambassador but if they are gonna pick one, it may as well be someone who's been shopping there.

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2017-10-20 09:00:02 PM  
Wat?
 
2017-10-20 09:01:23 PM  
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2017-10-20 09:37:29 PM  

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That was truly an epic thread.
 
2017-10-20 09:58:49 PM  

sirrerun: Wat?


He is on second.
 
2017-10-20 11:07:35 PM  

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THIRD BASE!

 
2017-10-20 11:10:32 PM  

CipollinaFan: sirrerun: Wat?

He is on second.


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2017-10-20 11:11:12 PM  
Has the world gone insane?

Trump for POTUS, Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador...what's next, Kim Jong Un as Miss Congeniality?
 
2017-10-20 11:12:51 PM  
cause you need a good will when you deal with him
 
2017-10-20 11:15:37 PM  
I liked him on curb your cannabilism., then he went shirt crazy.
 
2017-10-20 11:16:45 PM  
On the good side, Mugabe might have to travel more, making him more....accessible. If you know what I mean, Nudge nudge,,,wink wink.
 
2017-10-20 11:16:58 PM  
Goodluck Jonathon.
Goodwill Mugabe.
Goodnight Irene.
 
2017-10-20 11:25:17 PM  
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2017-10-20 11:25:36 PM  
America chose Donald Trump as President?
 
2017-10-20 11:26:17 PM  
Were Joseph Kony and Idi Amin unavailable?
 
2017-10-20 11:28:11 PM  
Maybe he can work his inflation magic with the World Health Organization.

They'll be worth 11,200,000% as much, or something.  That's how inflation works, right?
 
2017-10-20 11:42:36 PM  
If Americans tend to be overly inclined to write off 'World' judgments and criticisms... shiat like this is why. The World is populated by morons.
 
2017-10-20 11:45:04 PM  
Who, who? Who, who?
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2017-10-20 11:46:03 PM  

kbronsito: I'm not sure why a store that sells funky used clothing needs an ambassador but if they are gonna pick one, it may as well be someone who's been shopping there.

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He has pictures of himself all over his suit. 

What. The. fark.
 
2017-10-20 11:48:02 PM  
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2017-10-20 11:53:42 PM  

Harry_Seldon: America chose Donald Trump as President?


Well.  The electoral covfefe did
 
2017-10-21 12:02:55 AM  

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This tells me that Mugabe is definitely a bottom
 
2017-10-21 12:03:30 AM  

Literally Addicted: Has the world gone insane?

Trump for POTUS, Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador...what's next, Kim Jong Un as Miss Congeniality?


How about places like The Congo, Afghanistan, and Pakistan being elected to the UN Human Rights Council? Or Qatar and Nigeria winning second terms on it? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un​-​rights-election/congo-elected-to-u-n-r​ights-council-britain-u-s-unhappy-idUS​KBN1CL2LT
 
2017-10-21 12:11:47 AM  
It was his turn.
 
2017-10-21 12:47:08 AM  
Phuk him right in the philtrum
 
2017-10-21 01:18:59 AM  
That's odd because he's basically ruling from his death bed at this point.  He's 93 years old and the photo in the article is way out of date.   It will be interesting to see what happens with the 'elections' next year.

There is also very little good healthcare in Zimbabwe.  I was warned never to go to a local hospital and carry medivac insurance, which I did.   The one good thing I saw is that there was a lot of HIV awareness billboards there, which is good because 15% of the population is estimated to have HIV.

Mugabe totally destroyed the economy in his country by running off the farm owners and industry.   It went from being the bread basket of Africa to being a net-importer of food.   Most of all that high-tailed it over the border to Zambia.   Then he started printing money.   The hyper-inflation only stopped when he finally capitulated and switched to the US Dollar as the official currency.

I saw all of this first had a few months ago, and way off the beaten track from the touristy areas.   One of the rural villages I visited had 99% unemployment, people were pretty much back to subsistence farming.  The jobs are basically gone except for a little bit of mining and the tourist industry around Victoria Falls.

All that being said, it is a beautiful country and the people are wonderful, and I would go back in three seconds. I just hope that when Mugabe passes on that the transition is peaceful.   The only real violence there is inter-tribal.   And it usually only flares up around election time.  Very safe place otherwise.
 
2017-10-21 01:28:59 AM  

Literally Addicted: Has the world gone insane?

Trump for POTUS, Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador...what's next, Kim Jong Un as Miss Congeniality?


Oooh I'd watch that movie!
 
2017-10-21 01:30:46 AM  

Mega Steve: kbronsito: I'm not sure why a store that sells funky used clothing needs an ambassador but if they are gonna pick one, it may as well be someone who's been shopping there.

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He has pictures of himself all over his suit. 

What. The. fark.


If you had the balls to pull off that look, you know you'd be wearing all Steve only Steve attire.
 
2017-10-21 03:06:38 AM  

harlock: That's odd because he's basically ruling from his death bed at this point.  He's 93 years old and the photo in the article is way out of date.   It will be interesting to see what happens with the 'elections' next year.

There is also very little good healthcare in Zimbabwe.  I was warned never to go to a local hospital and carry medivac insurance, which I did.   The one good thing I saw is that there was a lot of HIV awareness billboards there, which is good because 15% of the population is estimated to have HIV.

Mugabe totally destroyed the economy in his country by running off the farm owners and industry.   It went from being the bread basket of Africa to being a net-importer of food.   Most of all that high-tailed it over the border to Zambia.   Then he started printing money.   The hyper-inflation only stopped when he finally capitulated and switched to the US Dollar as the official currency.

I saw all of this first had a few months ago, and way off the beaten track from the touristy areas.   One of the rural villages I visited had 99% unemployment, people were pretty much back to subsistence farming.  The jobs are basically gone except for a little bit of mining and the tourist industry around Victoria Falls.

All that being said, it is a beautiful country and the people are wonderful, and I would go back in three seconds. I just hope that when Mugabe passes on that the transition is peaceful.   The only real violence there is inter-tribal.   And it usually only flares up around election time.  Very safe place otherwise.


Don't you come in here with your measured and informative commentary!

\Mugabe needs to die really, really soon
 
2017-10-21 04:55:51 AM  
The UN is a joke to the point of being a parody of itself.
 
2017-10-21 05:33:10 AM  

glutto: Maybe he can work his inflation magic with the World Health Organization.

They'll be worth 11,200,000% as much, or something.  That's how inflation works, right?


More like 79,600,000,000%. An inflation rate so far beyond reckoning I honestly cannot contemplate it. That's like Cthulhu became your inflation rate. The numbers stop meaning anything and you lose all sense of reality.
 
2017-10-21 05:48:09 AM  

harlock: That's odd because he's basically ruling from his death bed at this point.  He's 93 years old and the photo in the article is way out of date.   It will be interesting to see what happens with the 'elections' next year.

There is also very little good healthcare in Zimbabwe.  I was warned never to go to a local hospital and carry medivac insurance, which I did.   The one good thing I saw is that there was a lot of HIV awareness billboards there, which is good because 15% of the population is estimated to have HIV.

Mugabe totally destroyed the economy in his country by running off the farm owners and industry.   It went from being the bread basket of Africa to being a net-importer of food.   Most of all that high-tailed it over the border to Zambia.   Then he started printing money.   The hyper-inflation only stopped when he finally capitulated and switched to the US Dollar as the official currency.

I saw all of this first had a few months ago, and way off the beaten track from the touristy areas.   One of the rural villages I visited had 99% unemployment, people were pretty much back to subsistence farming.  The jobs are basically gone except for a little bit of mining and the tourist industry around Victoria Falls.

All that being said, it is a beautiful country and the people are wonderful, and I would go back in three seconds. I just hope that when Mugabe passes on that the transition is peaceful.   The only real violence there is inter-tribal.   And it usually only flares up around election time.  Very safe place otherwise.


So Zimbabwe is basically Africa's Venezuela then?
 
2017-10-21 05:54:25 AM  
Of course he deserves this UN post. He's already got the Jimmy Carter Seal of Approval and when you're an aspiring despot there's no greater honor.
 
2017-10-21 06:37:12 AM  

Literally Addicted: Has the world gone insane?

Trump for POTUS, Mugabe as a WHO goodwill ambassador...what's next, Kim Jong Un as Miss Congeniality?


Short answer?
Yes.
 
2017-10-21 06:50:57 AM  
Definitely an elegant way to bring attention to the hypocrisy of the body. As satirical trolling goes, that's a solid 8/10.
 
2017-10-21 07:17:43 AM  

harlock: That's odd because he's basically ruling from his death bed at this point.  He's 93 years old and the photo in the article is way out of date.   It will be interesting to see what happens with the 'elections' next year.

There is also very little good healthcare in Zimbabwe.  I was warned never to go to a local hospital and carry medivac insurance, which I did.   The one good thing I saw is that there was a lot of HIV awareness billboards there, which is good because 15% of the population is estimated to have HIV.

Mugabe totally destroyed the economy in his country by running off the farm owners and industry.   It went from being the bread basket of Africa to being a net-importer of food.   Most of all that high-tailed it over the border to Zambia.   Then he started printing money.   The hyper-inflation only stopped when he finally capitulated and switched to the US Dollar as the official currency.

I saw all of this first had a few months ago, and way off the beaten track from the touristy areas.   One of the rural villages I visited had 99% unemployment, people were pretty much back to subsistence farming.  The jobs are basically gone except for a little bit of mining and the tourist industry around Victoria Falls.

All that being said, it is a beautiful country and the people are wonderful, and I would go back in three seconds. I just hope that when Mugabe passes on that the transition is peaceful.   The only real violence there is inter-tribal.   And it usually only flares up around election time.  Very safe place otherwise.


My wife and I were there with a group of US Army officers driving around the country a couple of years ago.  It was sad to see how utterly trashed a country with so much potential can get.
 
2017-10-21 08:59:57 AM  
Wu is on the phone
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2017-10-21 01:17:45 PM  
Well the motherfarker just wouldn't die, so clearly he knows something about health.
 
2017-10-21 01:47:50 PM  

Gulper Eel: Of course he deserves this UN post. He's already got the Jimmy Carter Seal of Approval and when you're an aspiring despot there's no greater honor.


That's a pretty dishonest claim, if that's the only evidence.

Your link states the meeting happened in August 1980.  Zimbabwe only came into existence in April 1980.

It wasn't welcoming a dictator of 30-odd years, it was meeting the leader of a country that had just become independent.

/Know almost nothing about Carter
//Didn't read your link much beyond the date.
 
2017-10-21 04:05:55 PM  

Reasonable Human: It wasn't welcoming a dictator of 30-odd years, it was meeting the leader of a country that had just become independent


American and other intelligence and foreign-policy experts had known Mugabe was bad news - for years.

Mugabe displayed a particular ruthlessness that ought to have indicated what sort of ruler he might one day become. In 1978, four black moderates announced that they had reached an "internal settlement" with the white regime, paving the way for democratic elections. One of these leaders, Ndabaningi Sithole, dispatched 39 envoys to meet representatives of Mugabe and Joshua Nkomo, another guerrilla leader. The envoys were captured, murdered and, according to Time magazine, "their bodies were then laid out by the guerrillas in a grisly line at the side of the road as a warning to local tribespeople."

The following year, in protest of the election that then-Premier Ian Smith had organized with black leaders willing to lay down their arms, Mugabe's organization released a death list naming 50 "Zimbabwean black bourgeoisie, traitors, fellow-travelers and puppets of the Ian Smith regime, opportunistic running-dogs and other capitalist vultures." During those elections, Mugabe and Nkomo's forces killed 10 black civilians attempting to vote. Mugabe's men also blew up a Woolworth's store and massacred Catholic missionaries.
Mugabe was clear about his preference for authoritarian rule. Years before taking office, asked what sort of political future he envisioned for Zimbabwe, Mugabe expressed his belief that "the multiparty system . . . is a luxury" and that if Zimbabweans did not like Marxism, "then we will have to re-educate them."


Carter knew all this, and sucked up to Mugabe anyway.
 
2017-10-21 05:15:24 PM  

Gulper Eel: American and other intelligence and foreign-policy experts had known Mugabe was bad news - for years.


Fair enough, I fully admit to my ignorance on the subject.

Some of the comments in your original link seemed to be suggestions for what the US wanted out of Zimbabwe's independence:
On all too rare occasions, there is achieved a result which thrills the entire world, based on decency, based on freedom, based on independence, based on equality, and based on human courage. The independence of Zimbabwe is the result of all those factors. And the small role that our Nation played in the support of these efforts for freedom and independence and for equality and for elimination of racial discrimination is indeed gratifying to me and to the 240 million people that I represent.

There was also this prescient nugget:
Your nation has been blessed by very fine national resources; mineral deposits not even yet explored, certainly not exploited; productive land, the potential of which has not nearly been reached; eager, well-trained, highly motivated people who want to work in a sense of peace for future progress.

What little I know of the subject suggests a large factor in Zimbabwe's economic problems came from taking farms from white farmers and parcelling it out to people with no experience farming.
 
2017-10-21 10:26:09 PM  
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