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US to lose vote at UNESCO, incurs debts
Associated Press ^ | Nov 7, 2013 5:29 PM EST

Posted on 11/07/2013 2:43:54 PM PST by Olog-hai

American influence in culture, science and education around the world is facing a high-profile blow Friday as the U.S. is stripped of its voting rights at the world's cultural agency, UNESCO. And it would cost the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars to win this voice back.

The U.S. hasn’t paid its dues to the Paris-based U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in three years, in protest over the decision by world governments to make Palestine a UNESCO member in 2011. …

The UNESCO tension has prompted new criticism of U.S. laws that force an automatic funding cutoff for any U.N. agency with Palestine as a member. …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: israel; palestine; susanrice; terroristsupporters; twitter; unesco; unitednations; waronterror
UNESCO needs to be totally destroyed.
1 posted on 11/07/2013 2:43:54 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I’m not seeing a downside, unless of course if we starting paying our dues again. Then we would get voted down as usual and we would be out a whole lot of money.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 2:56:47 PM PST by centurion316
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Fine, let’s not pay the UN anything and kick them out of the country. It’s a net gain all around.


3 posted on 11/07/2013 3:02:25 PM PST by JMS
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To: centurion316

Only downside is that UNESCO continues to exist.


4 posted on 11/07/2013 3:05:14 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I don’t have any problems about leaving UNESCO. IIRC, most of the money goes to keep its head in the life style he has become accustomed to. For instance, his official car is a Rolls Royce.


5 posted on 11/07/2013 3:22:05 PM PST by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: centurion316

“I’m not seeing a downside, unless of course if we starting paying our dues again”

Agree. Now, if only the UN would boot us out. Hey, we can dream, right?


6 posted on 11/07/2013 3:35:30 PM PST by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: Olog-hai; All

Except for Liberals, Free Traders, and Globalists, no one really cares about the Unpunished Nazis and their affiliated groups


7 posted on 11/07/2013 4:31:25 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (2014: RINO Hunting Season)
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US to lose vote, UNESCO to lose $, I'm ok with that.

8 posted on 11/07/2013 5:02:32 PM PST by SJackson (if you want to test a man’s character, give him power A Lincoln)
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To: Olog-hai
....U.S. laws that force an automatic funding cutoff for any U.N. agency with Palestine as a member. …....

From From S.SO.S.WEB-SITE - today

United States Announces $75 Million to Support the Palestinian Authority's High Impact Micro-Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII)

are we flippin nuts ?
9 posted on 11/07/2013 5:44:27 PM PST by stylin19a (Obama -> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

Oh yeah Palestine, sounds like “Einstein” must be a paragon of Education, Culture, Science, Reason, Tolerance and Diversity.


10 posted on 11/07/2013 6:07:35 PM PST by Zuse
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Thanks Olog-hai.

Diplomat: Jordan to replace Saudis on UN council
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3088803/posts


11 posted on 11/07/2013 8:29:19 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Olog-hai

oh boo hoo, boo hoo

why ANY sovereign nation participates in any Unesco activity makes absolutely no sense


12 posted on 11/10/2013 7:55:52 AM PST by Wuli
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