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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 ...


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"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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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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