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Sewage backup causes United Nations evacuation
Reuters ^ | 12/21/2010

Posted on 12/21/2010 10:42:25 AM PST by Responsibility2nd

(Reuters) - A sewage backup caused a big stink at the United Nations on Tuesday, forcing diplomats and their staff to evacuate the Security Council and General Assembly.

Spokesman Farhan Haq said the evacuation was a precautionary measure after a strange smell was noticed in parts of the U.N. secretariat building. He said the odor was due to sewage backup possibly caused by high tides in the nearby East River.

"There were gases released from the sewage but they're not harmful," Haq said. Firefighters and hazardous materials experts had been called to the scene. U.N. management officials were working to deal with the sewage problem, he said.

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KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; fecalmatter; napl; sewage; stink; unfailures; unitednations; unitednationssewer; usoutofunnow
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1 posted on 12/21/2010 10:42:32 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

I knew they were all full of shiite......


2 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:32 AM PST by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Responsibility2nd
A perfect metaphor for the U.N.

U.S. out of the U.N. U.N. out of the U.S.

3 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:49 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We knew that: UN=Sewage.


4 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:49 AM PST by elpinta (John 17:3)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Surprised it took so long...


5 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:59 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Sewage backup causes United Nations evacuation”

.... man.. the jokes just write themselves today rofl


6 posted on 12/21/2010 10:43:59 AM PST by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Spokesman Farhan Haq said the evacuation was a precautionary measure after a strange smell was noticed in parts of the U.N. secretariat building.

Are we surprised?

7 posted on 12/21/2010 10:44:06 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sewage Backup Causes United Nations (The last word is not necessary).


8 posted on 12/21/2010 10:44:38 AM PST by 2dollarbill
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To: Responsibility2nd
I see!!!!

So the Kenyan delegation really did just arrive....through the sewer!

9 posted on 12/21/2010 10:44:47 AM PST by Logic n' Reason (You can roll a turd in powered sugar; that don't make it a jelly donut)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The UN full of shit?

The chickens came home to roost.


10 posted on 12/21/2010 10:45:00 AM PST by Ev Reeman
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To: Responsibility2nd

another Bailout coming ?


11 posted on 12/21/2010 10:45:11 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Ancient Drive

Garbage In, Garbage Out.


12 posted on 12/21/2010 10:45:44 AM PST by AU72
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To: Responsibility2nd

The UN is 24/7 sewage backup ... not much different about this


13 posted on 12/21/2010 10:45:57 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is what happens when you sh** where you eat...


14 posted on 12/21/2010 10:46:01 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Paging Captain Obvious...


15 posted on 12/21/2010 10:47:00 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sh*t flows downhill....


16 posted on 12/21/2010 10:47:07 AM PST by almost done by half
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, considering the number of turd-world countries in the UN, I’m not surprised.


17 posted on 12/21/2010 10:47:07 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: All

Here’s a hint fellas: that smell is you!


18 posted on 12/21/2010 10:48:02 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sewage running on the floors? Should make the muslims and other 3rd world diplomats feel right at home.


19 posted on 12/21/2010 10:48:21 AM PST by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Poetic Justice?


20 posted on 12/21/2010 10:49:01 AM PST by OB1kNOb (China is now the world's ant. America has become the world's grasshopper. Fear the coming winter.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

God works in mysterious ways!


21 posted on 12/21/2010 10:49:01 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: Responsibility2nd
I remember when they were digging the Seattle bus tunnels, and they mistakenly hooked up a water pressure line to the sewer line and blow sewage back up through the toilets in the Court House. I just hope a lot of Lawyers were sitting there.
22 posted on 12/21/2010 10:49:15 AM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is going to be a totally ripe thread!


23 posted on 12/21/2010 10:51:04 AM PST by Eye of Unk (If your enemy is quick to anger, seek to irritate him. Sun Tzu, The Art of War.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Somebody is trying to tell us something. All Americans need to do now is try to focus and take the appropriate action.


24 posted on 12/21/2010 10:52:19 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The thing’s been there for 60 years and this is the first high tide?

It is a gem of a building though (except its falling apart).


25 posted on 12/21/2010 10:52:21 AM PST by DManA
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To: Responsibility2nd

The last ten resolutions?


26 posted on 12/21/2010 10:52:41 AM PST by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: Responsibility2nd; The Comedian; null and void; Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro; Lazamataz
Like, *PING*, folks.

They write themselves...

Thanks, Responsibility2nd.

Cheers!

27 posted on 12/21/2010 10:52:50 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That building needs so many repairs that they just need to demolish it.


28 posted on 12/21/2010 10:53:15 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Ancient Drive
.... man.. the jokes just write themselves today rofl

You took the words out of my mouth!

You just can't make this stuff up! :-)

29 posted on 12/21/2010 10:53:15 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It’s the Marxist crap that is coming out of their mouths that is toxic.


30 posted on 12/21/2010 10:54:12 AM PST by rbosque (12 year Freeper!!! Combat Economist.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
A sewage backup caused a big stink at the United Nations on Tuesday

How could you tell the difference???

31 posted on 12/21/2010 10:54:15 AM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sewage backup!? That’s old news.


32 posted on 12/21/2010 10:56:03 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Please do not repair this.


33 posted on 12/21/2010 10:56:58 AM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it*s the new black. Mmm Mmm Mmm.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sewage backup? Well, sometimes production outstrips transportation.


34 posted on 12/21/2010 10:57:09 AM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: 6ppc

NYC sewer overflows into UN.

Merry Christmas indeed !!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


35 posted on 12/21/2010 10:57:55 AM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Ancient Drive

BM at the UN!


36 posted on 12/21/2010 11:01:10 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ReneeLynn

37 posted on 12/21/2010 11:02:19 AM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Responsibility2nd
UN, all your poop are belong to you!


38 posted on 12/21/2010 11:06:09 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Well, they wouldn’t have been able to tell from the SMELL...

...so how was it discovered? Did someone finally SEE it?


39 posted on 12/21/2010 11:08:52 AM PST by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Responsibility2nd

How would they notice a strange smell over the stench of filthy third world dictators?


40 posted on 12/21/2010 11:09:06 AM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: smokingfrog
Surprised it took so long...

Y'know, I have to give credit to Hugo Chavez, who smelt something bad in that building over 4 years ago! Hell of a sense of smell!

41 posted on 12/21/2010 11:09:27 AM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: ReneeLynn

Condemn the building and send them all home for their own safety.


42 posted on 12/21/2010 11:09:49 AM PST by Califreak (November 2008 proved that Idiocracy isn't just a movie anymore)
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To: Kirkwood

“Well, considering the number of turd-world countries ...”

Furst place!


43 posted on 12/21/2010 11:14:27 AM PST by fruser1
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To: Col Frank Slade
Borrowing from the Grinch's song.

"The three words that best describe you (UN), are as follows, and I quote: "

"STINK,

STANK,

STUNK!"


44 posted on 12/21/2010 11:16:54 AM PST by 444Flyer ("The contest for ages has been to rescue liberty from the grasp of executive power." -Daniel Webster)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Quick! Condemn the building and send all their worthless asses home!


45 posted on 12/21/2010 11:16:54 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Zeppelin
He sounds qualified to have a job with Mr. Rooter.

"I swear I saw some t*rds this big!"

46 posted on 12/21/2010 11:17:36 AM PST by smokingfrog (Do all the talking you want, but do what I tell you.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m surprised they could tell...


47 posted on 12/21/2010 11:18:59 AM PST by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And Chavez doesn’t know crap from sulpher!


48 posted on 12/21/2010 11:20:08 AM PST by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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49 posted on 12/21/2010 11:20:25 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Responsibility2nd; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows

"#1 answer is.... The United Nations is full of '$#!&'!"

50 posted on 12/21/2010 11:21:52 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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