Posts Tagged ‘UN’
For those of you old enough to remember Burma, that is the Asian country now known as Myanmar. I trust that the residents of Bagan aren’t laboring under the misapprehension that having the city with its ancient temples designated as a UNESCO world heritage site will protect the tourist attractions from Mother Nature.
Judi McLeod has given me a nightmare, accompanied by demons and flay-boggards of every ilk. Imagine His Oneness as the replacement for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, whose term expires in early 2017. Then add Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States of America.
I submit to you that this would be the worst of all possible worlds, and a scenario from which our world might never recover. You don’t think elections matter? Envision my nightmare and think of all the damage and destruction which these two corruptocrats could create from their respective positions of power. Your new mantra should be ANYBODY BUT HILLARY.
The Virginia Historical Society put together an exhibit of “bizarre bits” from its collection, which included a smallpox scab. That sent the Centers for Disease Control off in a dash to retrieve it. It was a false alarm, as are nearly all such discoveries, because smallpox doesn’t remain viable without the right conditions.
What is incredible is that people are clamoring for Russia and the USA to destroy their stocks of smallpox, when terrorists are always searching for bio-weapons. And anyone who believes the Russians would actually destroy their stock if the UN and the World Health Organization suddenly decided it should, raise your hand and go to the back of the line.
This reminds us why it is worse than useless to utilize the United Nations for anything of consequence. The irony, of course, is that tyrants and progressives love putting the UN into play for their own purposes, which are never to solve the ostensible problem.
It suits most of the member nations to never have terrorism defined, so that their own regimes, legitimate and otherwise, don’t run afoul of the magic words. And after all, if you ever get around to defining terrorism, somebody just might expect you to get up off your collective corrupt, incompetent asses and do something about it.
UPDATE: Richard Miniter points out what I was thinking with his view of UN war involvement.
Are you surprised that so little of the unrest in the Middle East is aimed at Israel by the people in the streets? I’m not, as Israel has never been the actual problem.
Anne Bayefsky and Benjamin Weinthal have an excellent piece on Israel being the sole topic of the resumptions of the 10th emergency session of the UN since 1997. It matters because His Oneness made the UN the cornerstone of his foreign policy, and I’m surprised only that the predictable outcomes of such folly have taken this long to appear.
We now have a UN IPCC official admitting they mean to redistribute the wealth of the world via climate policy. What Edenhofer didn’t admit was that the UN is expecting to steal a chunk of the wealth as it passes by its open maw, or that he and the other alarmists are positioned to vastly improve their personal fortunes as well.
This isn’t a conspiracy theory, it’s an actual conspiracy, and it’s unfolding right in front of your nose.
In more promising news, the Chicago Climate Exchange has collapsed. It would have been worth its $7 high had Al Gore become president, but now it’s not worth its current 5 cents a share. Kim Strassel is right that the GOP is missing an opportunity to save money by stopping the job-killing green subsidies, such as in North Carolina.
The fraudsters are fighting back, and promising action against the U.S. if we don’t stay on the climate train, assisted by His Oneness, who is awarding a Presidential Medal of Freedom to John Adams, founder of the virulently anti-business and anti-energy Natural Resources Defense Council.
Much better to listen to Bjorn Lomborg, who has a spot-on new film out showing much more useful ways to help mankind at a fraction of the cost, though it’s more fun to read James Delingpole’s withering piece on the watermelons.
I confess I thoroughly enjoyed reading Matt Patterson’s piece about Al Gore and the incredible shrinking global warming crisis.
Even the WaPo is beginning to report on the loss of steam for the eco-tyrants, and amazingly, the UN and the EU are showing signs of weakening, if not abandoning entirely, their green enthusiasm. I find it especially delicious, after all the whitewashing inquiries of ClimateGate, that the InterAcademy Council review of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found there was “little evidence” for its claims about global warming.
Of course, none of these odors of reality are stopping His Oneness from trying to achieve the goals of cap-and-trade without legislation. Texas is fighting back against this illegal action.
The Climate Action Partnership is collapsing, with Deere & Co the latest to drop out. My favorite line from this article is: “Corporate America can be accused of being greedy, but not stupid.”
Of course, you can still blame carbon for poison ivy. (h/t John Miller at The Corner)