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UN's Jan Egeland Responds to Freeper Email
Free Republic ^ | December 28, 2004

Posted on 12/28/2004 4:11:38 PM PST by Howlin

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To: Howlin

Uh....yeah, but better than that I think the UN has figured out that you, and most of us, have had enough.


251 posted on 12/28/2004 5:46:29 PM PST by McGavin999 (Senate is trying to cover their A$$es with Rumsfeld hide)
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To: GretchenM

It came as a great shock to my husband also. :-)


252 posted on 12/28/2004 5:46:45 PM PST by Howlin
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To: snopercod

Uh, have to agree with you there.


253 posted on 12/28/2004 5:47:11 PM PST by PLK
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To: 2111USMC

Shh....


254 posted on 12/28/2004 5:47:12 PM PST by Howlin
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To: nopardons
The UN owes me a few hundred pounds of candy from the 60's. I spent three halloweens in a row forsaking all candy in search of donations, as my school had a contest every year.

Now that I see where all my efforts went and what they bought me, I want my candy instead.

255 posted on 12/28/2004 5:49:12 PM PST by blackdog (May Islam meet Tennyson's "Ninth Wave" in my lifetime.)
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To: Miss Marple

connollyc@washpost.com


256 posted on 12/28/2004 5:49:23 PM PST by jackbill
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To: nopardons

LOL how would you know as a child unless someone told you?


257 posted on 12/28/2004 5:50:13 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: mewzilla
And BTW, apparently the UN wants us to give more money way ahead of time. No ponying up bucks in response to a disaster.

What do you mean by that?

258 posted on 12/28/2004 5:50:20 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
Has The Hollywood Dingbats came out with there Check books yet ?
Where Is Babs. Alec. and Michael. when the UN needs them ?

'Slainte'
259 posted on 12/28/2004 5:51:29 PM PST by Milly (An Aggie and SMU mom)
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To: Howlin

Fantastic email, Howlin. You said all that needed to be said. Great job! Thanks.


260 posted on 12/28/2004 5:52:05 PM PST by BlueAngel
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To: Trteamer

Beware of three legged men walking dogs from the UN. Odd picture?


261 posted on 12/28/2004 5:52:22 PM PST by blackdog (May Islam meet Tennyson's "Ninth Wave" in my lifetime.)
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To: Howlin

As you may know, I lost my soulmate in April and this Christmas Day my mother was taken to the ER and we were told later that she would have been dead within 2 hours. She is still in the hospital as I write this. I just got home and I have been in lurk mode for awhile as I try to absorb all that has happened this year...however, I just loved your emails and had to let you know!


262 posted on 12/28/2004 5:53:37 PM PST by Wait4Truth ("There is nothing complicated about supporting our troops in combat!" - GWB)
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To: Wait4Truth

Well, I am sorry to hear all that, especially at this time of year; it's hard to celebrate the holidays when some people aren't there, isn't it?

But I wanted you to know you were missed; and I will put you in my prayers starting tonight.


263 posted on 12/28/2004 5:56:38 PM PST by Howlin
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To: snopercod
Sri Lanka rejects Israel rescuers I say fu*kem.

As in Phuket?

264 posted on 12/28/2004 5:57:40 PM PST by benice (http://www.theinterviewwithgod.com/windowmovie2.html)
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To: Howlin
Did you notice that the twit said, "It's my job to be dissatisfied"?

His JOB? Your caustic email let him know that WE are DISSATISFIED with HIM and the "job" he's doing.

OTOH, you're doing a Great Job, Howlin!

265 posted on 12/28/2004 5:58:13 PM PST by Carolinamom (Merry Christmas to all y'all!)
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To: Howlin
YOU GO GIRLFRIEND!!!!
266 posted on 12/28/2004 5:59:42 PM PST by misharu (I've been here a while . . .you just haven't noticed me.)
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To: Howlin
"i see children not getting medical help because we have too little funds, in the u.n., in the red cross, in organizations."

Perhaps Jan should have the UN cough up the money they've stolen for the Oil for Food Program. I'm sure that would totally offset all the moneys needed to help these folks who have been so devastated. God bless their souls.

267 posted on 12/28/2004 6:00:07 PM PST by Slip18
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To: Howlin

you inspired me, just sent this:

Mr Egeland,

We, the people of the United States of America, live in a free representative republic. That means that we are free to think for ourselves, unlike those who live in, say, a socialist society. We are very wealthy as a nation and are also very generous precisely because of our freedom.

When you force someone to give money it is not charity, but coercion or robbery. In the United States of America our ancestors fought against taxation without representation; this means, Mr Egeland, that the likes of you can not force us to give you money. We will give, and we will give significantly, because we are a good people, not because you have ordered us to.

By the way, your comments about generosity are laughable in light of the Oil for Food Scandal. How many billions of dollars did the "generous" leaders of the United Nations siphon away from the needy people of Iraq? Kofi Annan can have his son reap a tremendous fortune at the expense of the Iraqi community, and the organization that fails to expel him, and fails to even cooperate in the investigation of his pilferings,
dares to criticize America's generosity? People in glass houses, most especially huge, vile, corrupt, glass houses in New York City should not throw stones.


268 posted on 12/28/2004 6:01:33 PM PST by socialismisinsidious ("A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away.")
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To: Trteamer

269 posted on 12/28/2004 6:02:20 PM PST by Boazo (From the mind of BOAZO)
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To: Howlin


You shoot, you score!

We need to hold these international beaurocrat's feet to the fire. Stingy MY ASS.


270 posted on 12/28/2004 6:05:33 PM PST by Malsua
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To: Slip18

Now there is somebody on Fox saying that if only we hadn't gone to war in Iraq, we could have given THAT money to the victims of the tsunami.


271 posted on 12/28/2004 6:08:35 PM PST by Howlin
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To: nopardons
When I was a child and the school handed out those containers for UNICEF,I refused to even take one! I knew,even as a little girl,that this was an EVIL organization and would NOT do anything to support it!

I was eight (1979). My idea of "world politics" was whether my best friend and I were fighting or not. Besides, the cardboard boxes they handed out was covered with photos of starving children along with a tract that said they didn't even have clean water to drink. To an eight year old, that's a pretty powerful message.

APf

272 posted on 12/28/2004 6:13:23 PM PST by APFel (Humanity has a poor track record of predicting its own future.)
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To: Howlin

Fox just lost a listener for tonight..Even Alan Colmes was reasonable then that nutso Nancy Skinner starts on the billions for war and goes on her rant..click/


273 posted on 12/28/2004 6:17:16 PM PST by MEG33 (...GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Howlin
That's Nancy Skinner you are talking about. She is a true retard. She got her radio training with another retard Doug Stephan in the early am, both wannnnnnaaaaabbbbeeesss.Nancy Skinner is like Laura Ingraham only without a brain.
274 posted on 12/28/2004 6:21:21 PM PST by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First let's get rid of the UN and then the ACLU, or vice versa..)
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To: socialismisinsidious
Kofi Annan can have his son reap a tremendous fortune at the expense of the Iraqi community, and the organization that fails to expel him, and fails to even cooperate in the investigation of his pilferings,

And to top it off, call it a Republican smear!

275 posted on 12/28/2004 6:22:13 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Carolinamom

Girlie man!

Which reminds me. Remember this thread?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1305703/posts

Arnold chided for urging GOP to lean left: 'Ignorant' to think base wouldn't revolt

Guess what? The author MADE up the quote!


276 posted on 12/28/2004 6:22:50 PM PST by Howlin
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To: jackbill

THANK YOU! I am off to send her an e-mail!


277 posted on 12/28/2004 6:25:32 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: ken5050

Brass ones! And GOD bless her,indeed! If it wasn't for our wonderful Howlin starting LIVE THREADS, BUCKHEAD and the pajamawarriors wouldn't have brought Danny boy Rather down.


278 posted on 12/28/2004 6:28:23 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Howlin

Thank God for the internet and ever-alert freepers, these loose-with-the-truth "reporters" are being exposed BIG TIME.


279 posted on 12/28/2004 6:29:58 PM PST by Carolinamom (Merry Christmas to all y'all!)
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To: Howlin

Thank you for the prayers, Howlin. And I know that you KNOW how it feels to have a loved one missing. I hope 2005 is a better year. Sometimes I feel like I'm drowning - my mom is on a downward spiral from here on out - it's hard to watch. God bless you!!


280 posted on 12/28/2004 6:30:04 PM PST by Wait4Truth ("There is nothing complicated about supporting our troops in combat!" - GWB)
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To: tsmith130
The other times he just smirked at her, like "Ceci, you ignorant.....

LOL! I was saying it out loud. Great minds, huh?

281 posted on 12/28/2004 6:31:52 PM PST by radiohead
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To: blackdog
I just read your apology....hehehehehehehehe

GOD bless you for owning up to your mistake. It talkes a BIG man to do so;especially on FR.

282 posted on 12/28/2004 6:32:02 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Howlin

An awful lot of people think that you and I are guys...which I never have been able to figure out. LOL


283 posted on 12/28/2004 6:33:46 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Howlin
Good email and reply to their reply. I couldn't have said it better myself. I was appalled tonight to hear that Norway (the "gentleman's" country) is considered number 1 in giving and USA is considered last -- because all money for giving in Scandinavia is donated from taxes and in the USA the lions share is actually from private donations (gee, wonder why that is /sarcasm) and they UN doesn't count the money donated privately -- only through the UN (another surprise /not)...

The UN so desperately wants to tax our country they can hardly contain themselves.

284 posted on 12/28/2004 6:34:22 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Howlin

Nice cage-rattling!


285 posted on 12/28/2004 6:36:14 PM PST by F16Fighter
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To: blackdog

Sue 'em! I'm not kidding.LOL


286 posted on 12/28/2004 6:37:45 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Howlin

I sent an e-mail to Cici, asking her how stingy she thought the Clinton Administration was in their donations to Rwanda. I also told her that I was telling Roger Ailes that whenever she is on Fox I am switching the channel.


287 posted on 12/28/2004 6:38:38 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: cyborg
I was 9 and 10 and my mother made me listen to the news.I also was an extremely intelligent child;nobody had to tell me. I knew,KNEW,deep down in my bones,from what I had read and heard about current events,that the UN was a corrupt disaster. :-)
288 posted on 12/28/2004 6:40:08 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Miss Marple

On another FR thread comes the news that EU has "pledged" $4 million. How many countries make up the EU? Ceci can use her "stingy" remarks for THEM.


289 posted on 12/28/2004 6:46:22 PM PST by Carolinamom (Merry Christmas to all y'all!)
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To: Wait4Truth

You take care, Waitie. You have friends here who care.


290 posted on 12/28/2004 6:46:23 PM PST by cyncooper
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To: All
James Gilchrist from the Minuteman Project in Arizona now on H&C. Great stuff they are tired of open borders inviting people from all over the U.S. to "bring your flags and come on down."
291 posted on 12/28/2004 6:47:21 PM PST by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First let's get rid of the UN and then the ACLU, or vice versa..)
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To: APFel
My beloved mother was a news/politics junkie.She made me watch the Army-McCarthy hearings and the like,from the time I was crawling.My parents and grandparents and their friends discussed/debated current events a LOT and I listened and learned.Sooooooooooo...I had a pretty adult grasp of things,when I was quite small.

The UN owes you your donation,PLUS INTEREST,back. :-)

292 posted on 12/28/2004 6:47:35 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

No UNICEF boxes for me... I went to Catholic school and had RCIA and Marynoll Missions boxes. Not only does the UN rip off money from adults but they fleece kids too!


293 posted on 12/28/2004 6:50:38 PM PST by cyborg (http://mentalmumblings.blogspot.com/)
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To: cyborg

Good for you! :-)


294 posted on 12/28/2004 6:51:37 PM PST by nopardons
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To: Howlin

Howlin -

It appears that the main rate of taxation is 55.3%, with some lower rates for people in rural areas, married couples, and young people saving for a house, etc. http://odin.dep.no/fin/engelsk/p4500279/p30004927/bn.html

My friend is a foreign student from Norway, but she is at home for the Christmas break, so I can't get the exact details. I just know that everytime I say something like '70% tax rate in Scandinavia' she says that's not true, anymore. : ) However, apparently they can look up what people have paid in taxes on the internet. She spent some time doing that one day at work and I was flabergasted. While curiousity is one thing, I can't imagine the invasion of privacy that that entails! Americans would never agree to such a thing.

She's a good socialist who's told me that paying a high tax rate gives her the freedom to not worry about the basics of life. The constant refrain I hear is, "You Americans should pay more taxes, then you would have ..."

Too bad her country couldn't provide her with the nice doctoral education she is getting over here.

As life would have it, it turns out I work with a bunch of Scandinavians here in the US and overseas. I'm getting to see socialism and its effects on the human character close up. Scary.


295 posted on 12/28/2004 6:52:29 PM PST by radiohead
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To: F16Fighter

Thanks; that means something, coming from you.


296 posted on 12/28/2004 6:57:03 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Howlin
This is what I sent -- hope I was accurate with my ending?

I'm amazed that the UN chose a time of horrible disaster to take another nasty swipe against the USA. Calling us "stingy" is over the top. Before you say you were "misquoted" I've read the transcript. You were not misquoted at all.

This country bends over backwards to lend a helping hand whenever and wherever it's needed around the world. When the UN has looked the other way the USA has found a way to step in and help poor people around the world.

I'm well aware that the UN ranks the USA last on the generosity scale (compared to yours and other nations). I'm well aware you do not give credit to America for millions of dollars donated privately since it "wisely" isn't donated through the UN ... which, by the way, we no longer trust (can we say Oil For Food?) and whom the majority of Americans would like to see cut loose from our shores and sent elsewhere to spread their hate and discontent.

In addition to private donations, the UN does not give credit to the USA for all the food we ship around the world, free of charge, to aid world hunger. We are usually the first people to volunteer to send our doctors, Marines, (you name it) to aid people who are suffering. Nor is it giving us credit for the BILLIONS (of Tax Dollars) we're spending to fight this war on terror, liberate and help rebuild Afghanistan and Iraq.

Our elected President and Secretary of State, etc., may sit back and say nothing while members of the UN badmouth our country and beat us up daily, but a lot of very proud, caring, American Citizens are fed up. We've had it with the attitude you and others take toward us. We don't need the UN. The UN needs US.

If our President asked I can guarantee you over 70% of our population would vote to drop out of the UN -- to which we contribute just under 25% of the total amount each year. Every time you make comments like calling us "stingy" that number grows.

Before you call us stingy I sugest you look at what this country REALLY contributes around the world. If you want to pay exorbitant taxes and live in a Socialistic Society, good for you. In America we started one war with the Boston Tea Party. In case you are unaware of American History (I know the UN is against us teaching it the way it REALLY happened) that war was over taxation. American's like to work hard and we like to keep our money and donate it as WE see fit, not the way someone who isn't even an elected member of our Government sees fit. Most of us do not see fit to let the UN distribute our money.

By the way... where were all your European Relief Organizations this past summer when Florida was decimated by Hurricane after Hurricane? Oh, yes, they were too busy saying the hurricanes were the fault of President Bush because the USA refused to sign and join Kyoto!

Sincerley,

297 posted on 12/28/2004 7:05:09 PM PST by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Howlin

"I am usually a lot more tactful than that......LOL."

LOL, and meek as a lamb too.

Way to kick butt, Howlin.


298 posted on 12/28/2004 7:14:12 PM PST by F.J. Mitchell (I resolve for 2005, to live my life as I would be if I had kept all my previous resolutions.)
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To: F.J. Mitchell

You guys are busting me big time.


299 posted on 12/28/2004 7:14:58 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Arizona Carolyn
we started one war with the Boston Tea Party

it's time to throw some corrupt UN officials in the ocean

300 posted on 12/28/2004 7:15:26 PM PST by alrea (Help wanted: Dir. of Homeland Security - State of New Jersey. Must be willing performer & Democrat)
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