the UN’s corporate welfare office
This may be another fine reason for the US to get the hell out of the UN: Why is Iraq giving $190,000 to Toys R Us? Or $321,000 to Colonel Sanders? Disgusting, if it’s true. A number of American companies come off looking pretty awful in the article, and it sounds like they deserve it too, but the UN is running this crooked little show and it needs to stop now.
Rob | November 2nd, 2004 at 6:00 am
Oh, c’mon Bunker, you know that’s way too broad a claim to make without any specific examples. List away…
Bunker | November 1st, 2004 at 10:33 pm
But I’ve yet to see any portion of the organization that is beneficial. Even the things done well by UN groups pale in comparison to the same functions performed by others.
Rob | October 31st, 2004 at 4:11 pm
>>>>>But who is behind the "reparations"? Maybe those guys that run Halliburton et al?<br><br>Well, it’s the lawyers for all the corporations from various countries around the world making claims for reparations. But the UN is all too willing to facilitate the greed.<br><br>>>>>>I never have been able to figure out what’s behind calls for the US to leave the UN. We need to retain some connection with the world.<br><br>I think it’s the increasing view that the corrupted segments of the organization far outweigh the useful ones. I’m not entirely sold on that belief yet myself, because it’s such a big organization with so many areas of operation. Surely there are plenty of other ways we could maintain healthy relationships with other countries, though.
Linda | October 29th, 2004 at 4:13 am
Disgusting is right. But who is behind the "reparations"? Maybe those guys that run Halliburton et al? I never have been able to figure out what’s behind calls for the US to leave the UN. We need to retain some connection with the world . . . other than as an invader, that is.
PS: On the 6 degrees front, Jean Claude quoted in the article is the husband of our friend for whose birthday you helped create the Herb Alpert/Hugh Masakela CD.