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Senior U.N. official hails President Bush's announcement that U.S. will rejoin UNESCO
United Nations News Center Online ^ | 9/12/02

Posted on 09/19/2002 11:31:25 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed the announcement by President George W. Bush that the United States will rejoin the Paris-based agency.

Speaking to the UN General Assembly today, President Bush said, "As a symbol of our commitment to human dignity, the United States will return to UNESCO." The agency "has been reformed and America will participate fully in its mission to advance human rights and tolerance and learning," he added.

Immediately following the announcement, UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura "warmly welcomed" the news and pledged his "full commitment" to reintegrating the United States into the agency's work. "I look forward to the possibility of closer collaboration with the enormous intellectual and cultural resources of the American academic and scientific communities, and fuller contact with the extraordinary cultural diversity that characterizes American life," he said. "Their energy and ideas are vital in the effort to shape policies that can improve the lives of people everywhere."

Mr. Matsuura voiced confidence that the US's return to UNESCO "supports effective reform and renewal within the multilateral system" and said he looked forward to working with the country's representatives to further improve the agency.


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1 posted on 09/19/2002 11:31:25 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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I am sure UNESCO gave birth to this...


2 posted on 09/19/2002 11:34:44 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Born in a Rage; michigander; Mercuria; AnnaZ; seamole; backhoe; madfly; Jeff Head; RippleFire; ...
ping...
3 posted on 09/19/2002 11:36:49 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
It's a meaningless gesture, but hey, if it makes the UN happy, and allows more leverage in terms of dealing with Iraq, so be it. I take the Reagan attitude towards the UN, use it when it's in our best interests, ignore it when it isn't.
4 posted on 09/19/2002 11:38:18 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
What a waste of the money the government steals from me. Bush needs a kick in the a$$ for this.
5 posted on 09/19/2002 11:39:07 AM PDT by Lion's Cub
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To: All
UNESCO Menber States
6 posted on 09/19/2002 11:40:34 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Is this the same branch of the UN that did up those pamphlets for that Mexican education summit where they made it seem like paedophilia and beastiality were acceptable forms of sexual expression?

Are you guys sure Shrub Jr. is a Conservative?

7 posted on 09/19/2002 11:41:45 AM PDT by Dead Corpse
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To: Lion's Cub
Aren't we already paying for it anyway? Now I don't know about this UNESCO reform, but it seems to me that if the UN comes around and reforms itself to be more aligned with our interests, isn't that a good thing. Like it or not, the UN isn't going away, so we might as well use them for OUR benefit. If Bush can succeed in forcing the UN to reform itself more to our liking, more power to him.
8 posted on 09/19/2002 11:43:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Lion's Cub
Aren't we already paying for it anyway? Now I don't know about this UNESCO reform, but it seems to me that if the UN comes around and reforms itself to be more aligned with our interests, isn't that a good thing. Like it or not, the UN isn't going away, so we might as well use them for OUR benefit. If Bush can succeed in forcing the UN to reform itself more to our liking, more power to him.
9 posted on 09/19/2002 11:43:37 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!; RnMomof7; Born in a Rage; michigander; Mercuria; AnnaZ; seamole; ...
(RnMomof7, could I impose on you to ping the usual suspects. I think they would find the links a useful resource. Thanks!)

So you think our rejoining UNESCO is just throwing the UN a bone. How about if the bone included the Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, and Thomas Jefferson's home Monticello. How about if it included the education of your children, and how you will work in the future. How about if it included your own psychology, which the UN will now judge the sanity of?

This is what Ronald Reagan refused to had over to the UN. George W. Bush has just sold us out to world governance. Hope you like what we get in exchange. I don't think you will.

Many of these articles are by Berit Kjos, a world recognized researcher. Berit is a Christian and her articles are naturally from that point of view. But facts are facts, an no one is doing a better job of keeping the facts on the UN straight today. Every single tidbit of information in all these articles is documented and available for anyone who wants to look.

If you didn't already know what UNESCO is all about, you are about to be shocked.

WORLD HERITAGE "PROTECTION" -- UNESCO's War Against National Sovereignty

Re-inventing the World - Part 1

Re-Inventing the Church - Part 2

Reinventing the World - Part 3

UNESCO: A Budding Global School Board

The United Nations Wants Control of YOUR Child!

(For more on what the UN has planned for you and your family [one of which is to end families] check out Get US out of the United Nations

Workforce Development

Redefining "Literacy" for a New World Order

The Mainstream Media, Forging a New Global Consciousness

The UN Plan for Your Mental Health

Trading U.S. Rights for UN Rules

Your friendly community spies

Zero Tolerance For Non-Compliance -- Ten Steps Toward Lifelong Behavior Modification

Most of these articles are not strictly about UNESCO, but then UNESCO is part of a much bigger UN strategy. As you read these articles, you will begin to see the complete picture unfolding. Many things you have seen going on in government, in schools, in the news, even in your own community, and company that may have baffled you, will suddenly be understandable -- and when you understand, you will be very angry.

10 posted on 09/19/2002 4:21:16 PM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: dfwgator
I hear you. But our founding Fathers warned of this for good reason.I do not think we as a country should ever coddle and allign with tyranny.


11 posted on 09/19/2002 4:24:04 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Hank Kerchief
Agreed, and see post 11.
12 posted on 09/19/2002 4:26:07 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
Oh yes! I'm afraid that kind of wisdom has been missing in our government for a long time, and will probably never be recovered.

And we're entagled up to our eye-balls, and it just keeps getting worse.

What are your plans for the future, assuming you are allowed to have any?

(I'm always interested in what individuals plan to do about securing their own liberty, since the government is bent on eliminating it all.)

Hank

13 posted on 09/19/2002 4:51:41 PM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: Hank Kerchief
Simply put a song says it all too well.

God Bless the U.S.A.

By Lee Greenwood

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,And I had to start again with just my children and my wife. I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free. And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee, across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea, From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA, Well, there’s pride in every American heart, and it’s time to stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me. And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today. ‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

14 posted on 09/19/2002 5:13:30 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
This makes me absolutely sick, T-Ra. We should be disassociating ourselves from the UN, not acquiescing to their globalist dictates.
15 posted on 09/19/2002 6:53:55 PM PDT by EODGUY
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To: TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
I expect so. What do we have left for the UN to grab? Let's see...it owns the Washington Monument, the Grand Canyon, our Liberty Bell, Yosemite Nat'l Park...... This was a HUGE mistake, George. HUGE.
16 posted on 09/19/2002 7:40:55 PM PDT by brat
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To: dfwgator
It was Reagan who set us free from UNESCO. They aren't harmless.
17 posted on 09/19/2002 7:41:58 PM PDT by brat
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To: Hank Kerchief
"George W. Bush has just sold us out to world governance."

This is what happens when we elect Rockerfella Republicans. Next time let's look for a real Conservative.

18 posted on 09/19/2002 7:44:15 PM PDT by brat
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To: brat
This is what happens when we elect Rockerfella Republicans. Next time let's look for a real Conservative.

That's true. Where do you propose to find your "real conservative?"

Hank

19 posted on 09/19/2002 7:47:52 PM PDT by Hank Kerchief
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To: brat
ditto bump
20 posted on 09/20/2002 2:18:11 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Born in a Rage
ping
21 posted on 09/20/2002 2:20:12 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: brat
And I will never forget Koffi Annan receiving the liberty bell award in Philidelphia.
22 posted on 09/20/2002 2:21:49 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: Tailgunner Joe; Grampa Dave; brityank
BumPing
23 posted on 09/22/2002 7:43:30 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; ATOMIC_PUNK; madfly; FreedomFriend; Free the USA; OldFriend; ...
BumPing
24 posted on 09/22/2002 7:47:36 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: EODGUY
ditto bump
25 posted on 09/22/2002 7:48:20 AM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: RLK; Mortimer Snavely
Bttt
26 posted on 01/28/2003 8:08:27 AM PST by Uncle Bill
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To: Uncle Bill
Anyone out there in politico land have a well thought out plan for resigning from the UN?
27 posted on 01/28/2003 8:19:14 AM PST by Mortimer Snavely (Is anyone else tired of reading these tag lines?)
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To: Uncle Bill
BTTT
28 posted on 01/28/2003 8:04:34 PM PST by Askel5
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