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U.N. 'dirty' turns up cracks and asbestos [“...the building has not been maintained.’]
Reuters ^ | Jul 4, 2005 | By Claudia Parsons

Posted on 07/04/2005 8:26:24 AM PDT by johnny7

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The official tour will tell you the founding of the United Nations in 1945 brought the world from post-war misery toward prosperity and happiness. An alternative "dirty" tour will tell you the United Nations is crumbling.

The building, that is. While critics, particularly in Washington, may be worried about the oil-for-food scandal and investigations into mismanagement in allocating U.N. contracts, some at the United Nations have more practical concerns.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.today.reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: turass
"You see(mural) destruction, concentration camps, people fighting. Then the U.N. is founded and you see resurrection where families start to move on after the U.N. is founded."-Josephine Wanjiku, a guide from Kenya

Uh-hunh... how about the oil-for-food- mural... the rapings & harassment mural... where do they hide that one?!

No amount of renovation will take the stink 'outta that rathole.

1 posted on 07/04/2005 8:26:25 AM PDT by johnny7
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To: johnny7

Couldn't be done! The past Turd World SecGen's and staffers were too busy doing just what they do at home; Steal da money.


2 posted on 07/04/2005 8:30:05 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: johnny7

Didn't Hans Blix recently inspect the UN building and found no problems?


3 posted on 07/04/2005 8:30:38 AM PDT by Semper Paratus
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To: johnny7

So, condemn the property and boot the UN out already.


4 posted on 07/04/2005 8:32:54 AM PDT by steveegg (The regularily-scheduled tagline will not be seen until the FReepathon is over. HURRY UP!!!)
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To: Semper Paratus
Didn't Hans Blix recently inspect the UN building and found no problems?

Blind Blinky? Yeah I think so.

5 posted on 07/04/2005 8:33:17 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Semper Paratus
Didn't Hans Blix recently inspect the UN building and found no problems?

So did Mohamed ElBaradei.

6 posted on 07/04/2005 8:33:54 AM PDT by steveegg (The regularily-scheduled tagline will not be seen until the FReepathon is over. HURRY UP!!!)
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To: johnny7

Financing is not finalized since the United States declined to make an interest free loan

You Americans are so ... mean. :0)

Seriously: no-one should lend money to the UN while their diplomats (all except for the British) refuse to pay for their own car-parking.

7 posted on 07/04/2005 8:34:17 AM PDT by agere_contra (...its almost as if God Himself had spoken - dozy Pelosi)
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To: All

Hopefully, it will collapse around them while they are in session....


8 posted on 07/04/2005 8:34:18 AM PDT by Alright_on_the_LeftCoast
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To: steveegg
condemn the property

Seize it under eminent domain! Build a toxic waste dump on the site!

9 posted on 07/04/2005 8:36:22 AM PDT by agere_contra (...its almost as if God Himself had spoken - dozy Pelosi)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast

Maybe we can convince OBL and aQ that we've moved all functions that were in the NY WTC Towers to the UN Building.


10 posted on 07/04/2005 8:37:51 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: johnny7

Easy solution. Let's build a new one,,,In someone elses country.


11 posted on 07/04/2005 8:38:41 AM PDT by Old Seadog ("The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." -- WINST)
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To: Semper Paratus

Of course he did... and Scott Ritter backed him up.


12 posted on 07/04/2005 8:39:21 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: johnny7

They can rent out the top 10 floors of the Freedom Tower.


13 posted on 07/04/2005 8:40:42 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: All

I hope every one reads the whole article. It's a riot!


16 posted on 07/04/2005 8:43:24 AM PDT by LRS
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To: agere_contra
Seize it under eminent domain!

We're gonna need a multi-nat corporation as the anchor for this project. How about Microsoft or Progressive?

17 posted on 07/04/2005 8:43:49 AM PDT by niteowl77 (I DEMAND that Chuck Schumer explain his hair.)
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To: steveegg
So, condemn the property and boot the UN out already.

Ditto that.

18 posted on 07/04/2005 8:45:28 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (This Tagline for sale. (Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Shaq ONeal
Well, the oil for food scandal isn't a "practical" concern, according to the article.

The is no term for the word 'practical' in the Third-World.

19 posted on 07/04/2005 8:46:11 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: agere_contra
Build a toxic waste dump on the site!

LOL. It's already a toxic waste dump.

20 posted on 07/04/2005 8:48:01 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: johnny7

Maintenance is not a word in many languages. I doubt if Kofi understands the conceprt.

I spoke with an American who supports Missionaries in Kenya.He told me he is beginning to get GMC trucks accepted and has trained the mechanics in his extensive shope the rudiments of maintenance. He has a young American who among other things is responsible for making sure the vehicles actually come to the center for the work.

He said the Africans are so ingrained with the Range
Rover culture where vehicles are driven until they wear out and abandoned his task is difficult.

The concept is also true of buildings. The concept of ongoing and preventative maintenance requires more thought and organizational skill than Africa is able to provide.


21 posted on 07/04/2005 8:48:05 AM PDT by bert ( "Market forces, not political majorities, will compel societies to reconfigure themselves in ways t)
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To: johnny7
Some years ago part of the roof blew off the sleekly curved General Assembly building, landing, by good fortune, on some parked cars rather than a passing ambassador.

I'd have to disagree about the good fortune.

22 posted on 07/04/2005 8:48:10 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: johnny7

"U.N. officials are seeking alternatives. Brooklyn, across the river, wants the business while other suggestions include a new tower at the World Trade Center site or even a moored cruise ship."

Here's a suggstion: Africa. The UN could get up close and personal with some disasters of their own creation.


23 posted on 07/04/2005 8:52:31 AM PDT by hsalaw
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To: steveegg
I like that idea.

Eminent Domain.

That is a great site for some very high end condos, which would then ADD money to NYCs tax base.

24 posted on 07/04/2005 8:52:44 AM PDT by concrete is my business
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To: johnny7
Yeah, the building is too old. Evict the tenants and knock it to the ground. Mugabe can give them a farm or something.

"If in the judicious determination of the members of the United Nations they feel they are not welcome and treated with the hostly consideration that is their due, the United States strongly encourages member states to seriously consider removing themselves and this organization from the soil of the United States. We will put no impediment in your way and we will be at the dockside bidding you a farewell as you set off into the sunset." UN Ambassador Charles Lichenstein, 20 Sep. 1983 source

25 posted on 07/04/2005 8:52:48 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Iraq is the bug light for terrorists" (Mike McConnell 7/2/05))
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To: johnny7
While critics, particularly in Washington, may be worried about the oil-for-food scandal and investigations into mismanagement in allocating U.N. contracts, some at the United Nations have more practical concerns.

Oh Reuters, Reuters, Reuters....how you highlight so well both your own bias and in the same breath the UN's off-kilter priorities.

26 posted on 07/04/2005 8:55:52 AM PDT by torchthemummy (Ron Bonjean: "Deepthroat...Deanthroat...Dean likes the taste of his own foot.")
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To: johnny7

Steps:
1) Wrap building in plastic,
2) Collapse the structure,
3) Remove debris,
4) Put up a parking lot,
(what do you mean 'I forgot to evacuate the building 1st?)


27 posted on 07/04/2005 8:56:21 AM PDT by G Larry (Honor the fallen and the heroes of 9/11 at the Memorial Site.)
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To: johnny7

Tear it down and move UN HQ to Namibia.


28 posted on 07/04/2005 8:56:53 AM PDT by Fitzcarraldo
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To: johnny7
I like the part further down in the article about possible places to relocate the UN:

suggestions include a new tower at the World Trade Center site or even a moored cruise ship.

Way to go, planners! Tow the whole crew out to sea and let them drift to the closest shore. Like maybe the shore of New Guinea.. .Bon Voyage, Kofi.

29 posted on 07/04/2005 8:57:12 AM PDT by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: agere_contra
Seize it under eminent domain! Build a toxic waste dump on the site!

What do you mean build, it's already a toxic waste dump.

30 posted on 07/04/2005 8:59:23 AM PDT by Professional Engineer (Celebrate your Independence, buy cheap foriegn made crap at Deep, Deep discounts!)
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To: johnny7

". . .some at the United Nations have more practical concerns."

It's pretty practical to be concerned about crimes and corruption being committed by top U.N. officials--in fact, possibly the very top U.N. official.

Let the building crack and fall--it's a metaphor for the internal destruction of the organization itself.


31 posted on 07/04/2005 9:02:43 AM PDT by righttackle44 (The most dangerous weapon in the world is a Marine with his rifle and the American people behind him)
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To: johnny7

Cry me a river.


32 posted on 07/04/2005 9:03:42 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: LRS
I hope every one reads the whole article. It's a riot!

Yes, difinitely. It's a "read it all" laugh riot. Is Reuters being paid to do lobbying for interest-free funding to renovate the UN building? From this article, it seems so.

33 posted on 07/04/2005 9:07:01 AM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: johnny7

"An alternative "dirty" tour will tell you the United Nations is crumbling. The building, that is."

The United Nations in 1945 INTENDED to bring the world from post-war misery toward prosperity and happiness. However, infiltration of the organization by corrupt, self-serving, anti-American bureaucrats and inclusion of criminal elements among the member nations has vacated the building of these ambitious attempts at "World Happiness".
And as we all know, a vacant building crumbles. Time to send in the exterminators to get rid of the rats infesting the building and then demolish the crumbling shell.


34 posted on 07/04/2005 9:10:14 AM PDT by ArmedNReady (Islam, the Cancer on Humanity.)
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To: bert
"Whenever we want to put in a light fitting we have to bring in men in space suits,"

Hunh... I didn't know that they had their own space program.

35 posted on 07/04/2005 9:10:54 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: LRS

It really hi-lites the absurdity of the the whole, rotten organization. It's like a government of welfare recipients.


36 posted on 07/04/2005 9:18:56 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: johnny7
Why should we fix the building anyway. All members should shoulder the cost of any repairs equally. HA!!!! Kick the jacka@@ out and lets do a explosive demo on the building. It would be fun to watch.
37 posted on 07/04/2005 9:21:56 AM PDT by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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The UN.

Raze it.

(Look at the wall behind the criminal: It's wrinkled!)

38 posted on 07/04/2005 9:25:00 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: bannie

HA! Just think what's going on behind it!


39 posted on 07/04/2005 9:29:04 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: johnny7

What? Did they rent billyblythe-clinton a room--by the hour?


40 posted on 07/04/2005 9:34:35 AM PDT by bannie (The government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul.)
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To: bannie

"(Look at the wall behind the criminal: It's wrinkled!)"

No, that's the grain of the wood veneer.

But it sure is ugly veneer.


41 posted on 07/04/2005 9:37:45 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: johnny7

Geez, Kofi and his son and other family members have been looting the UN building maintenace fund, too? No surprise, they live in mud huts with dirt floors at home so building mauntenance is low priority, espececially if they've got a good supply of cow dung for do-it-yourself repairs.


42 posted on 07/04/2005 9:42:06 AM PDT by Tacis ("Democrats - The Party of Traitors, Treachery and Treason!")
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To: johnny7
At first, I started to blast away at the writer of the article, Claudia Parsons, as I don't know much about her, other than seeing her name before on roto-Rueters articles. But, after refreshing myself on previous Claudia Parsons reports, she may be a bit "stealthy" when it comes to fairness for a roto-Rueters writer, as she demonstrates in this article. I think she knew just how upset people against the U.N. would be with this report with its "Blame America" and "I want my U.S. tax dollars so that I can get rich" attitudes reflected by some of the people interviewed, and juxtaposed them with thoughts of "cruise ships", and with lines like "Inside the chamber where delegates from the 191 member states gather to discuss poverty, human rights, peace and security, even the ambassadors were not immune from danger..."We had to replace the entire ceiling there because parts of the ceiling were falling down on delegates' heads,"", knowing perfectly well how someone like me would respond to such comments. This is not an endorsement of Claudia Parsons, but on a roto-Rueters standard, there was some semblance of balance when one looks for it...
43 posted on 07/04/2005 9:57:22 AM PDT by LRS
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To: johnny7

No maintenance huh? This is proof the building is run and occupied by banana type republics. After they steal all the money along the way, there is no money for maintenance. Nothing new here. Go home!


44 posted on 07/04/2005 10:38:34 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Alright_on_the_LeftCoast

"Hopefully, it will collapse around them while they are in session...."

I was going to say the same thing.



45 posted on 07/04/2005 10:40:16 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: torchthemummy
While critics, particularly in Washington, may be worried about the oil-for-food scandal and investigations into mismanagement in allocating U.N. contracts, some at the United Nations have more practical concerns.

The word "mismanagement" is the PC word for robbery. When you see that word, substitute the word theft/steal/robbery/larceny/etc.

46 posted on 07/04/2005 10:50:48 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: LRS
I had that take also.

However, if this is what she had to resort to in order to get-out-the-truth...

47 posted on 07/04/2005 10:54:01 AM PDT by johnny7 (How often does a '47 Rodham require servicing?)
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To: johnny7

If we are really, really, lucky, that building will fall down into a heap of rubble. A more evil institution has never been created.


48 posted on 07/04/2005 12:29:34 PM PDT by RichardW
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