Skip to comments.UN's Jan Egeland Responds to Freeper Email
Posted on 12/28/2004 4:11:38 PM PST by Howlin
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Uh....yeah, but better than that I think the UN has figured out that you, and most of us, have had enough.
It came as a great shock to my husband also. :-)
Uh, have to agree with you there.
Now that I see where all my efforts went and what they bought me, I want my candy instead.
LOL how would you know as a child unless someone told you?
What do you mean by that?
Fantastic email, Howlin. You said all that needed to be said. Great job! Thanks.
Beware of three legged men walking dogs from the UN. Odd picture?
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!
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.
As in Phuket?
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!
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.
you inspired me, just sent this:
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.
You shoot, you score!
We need to hold these international beaurocrat's feet to the fire. Stingy MY ASS.
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.
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.
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/
And to top it off, call it a Republican smear!
Which reminds me. Remember this thread?
Arnold chided for urging GOP to lean left: 'Ignorant' to think base wouldn't revolt
Guess what? The author MADE up the quote!
THANK YOU! I am off to send her an e-mail!
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.
Thank God for the internet and ever-alert freepers, these loose-with-the-truth "reporters" are being exposed BIG TIME.
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!!
LOL! I was saying it out loud. Great minds, huh?
GOD bless you for owning up to your mistake. It talkes a BIG man to do so;especially on FR.
An awful lot of people think that you and I are guys...which I never have been able to figure out. LOL
The UN so desperately wants to tax our country they can hardly contain themselves.
Sue 'em! I'm not kidding.LOL
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.
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.
You take care, Waitie. You have friends here who care.
The UN owes you your donation,PLUS INTEREST,back. :-)
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!
Good for you! :-)
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.
Thanks; that means something, coming from you.
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!
"I am usually a lot more tactful than that......LOL."
LOL, and meek as a lamb too.
Way to kick butt, Howlin.
You guys are busting me big time.
it's time to throw some corrupt UN officials in the ocean