Wednesday, November 28, 2007

UN Money Game Includes Global Warming

Listen up fans of international politics. The United Nations is borrowing a page from the uber liberal playbook. Do your best to stir guilt within the richest in the industrial nations so they may follow by preaching to ordinary citizens to justify spending public funds for private agendas. With a knack for plagiarism that would have Joe Biden blush, the UN is adopting the methods of the man who fathered the global warming ponzi scheme, Al Gore.

Are there environmental issues that pose a threat to the long term health of the biosphere we call Earth. Yes. But the current frenzy and panic caused by Al Gore and friends has nothing to do with that. Ecology and all things environmental are nothing new. Even before the sixties when such terms became household words much had been written and addressed on the topic. If two so-called oil shortages or crisis situations took place with no substantive demand or economic viability of alternative forms of energy as a result over the last 30 or 40 years, it is fair to say that few people took the notion seriously enough, including the scientific community, to implement effective change.

Oh, it was or is a corporate conspiracy. Ya, like the 100 or 200 mpg internal combustion engine they bought and hid from the public. So now, why is every other corporation on the planet tripping over themselves to jump on board of Al Gore's Good Ship Eco-flop? There's gold in them there hills, that's why. And it did not take very long for the United Nations to wake up to that fact. There never ending pursuit of guilt dollars with which to line their pockets now includes posturing on the global warming scare.

Hedging their bets with the advent of cascading failures related to the flagship Millennium Development Goals, supporting Al Gore's global warming scheme with appeals for money of their own indicates a true talent for extortion. But then you may need to read the full article to appreciate the style with which the scam is presented. Apparently for some, having a large contingent supporting the current rage on GW with an equally large contingent rejecting the notion has not sent up enough red flags leading to a continued search for the truth.

UN Says Billions Needed to Help Poor Countries Deal with Climate Change
By Marianne Kearney
28 November 2007

The United Nations is calling on developed countries to donate billions of dollars to help poorer nations deal with the devastating effects of climate change. Marianne Kearney has more from Jakarta.

A new report by the U.N. Development Program paints a dire picture of how poor people will be affected by climate change. The report calls on first world countries to pay for the damage their greenhouse gas emissions inflict on developing nations.

Two-thirds of the world's poor live in Asia. The U.N. warns they will be especially vulnerable to the effects of rising temperatures, even if tough measures to limit greenhouse gas emissions are implemented now.

Hakan Bjorkman, the U.N. Development Program's country director for Indonesia, says more funding is needed to help poorer countries avoid loss of life and income as a result of droughts, flooding and food shortages.

"Only $26 million have been spent through the UNFCC mechanism on adaptation, while something like $86 billion is needed by 2015," he said.

Bjorkman says most of the funding to help countries deal with the effects of climate change has flowed to wealthy nations rather than poor ones.

In addition, the U.N. estimates that a fund of $25 billion to $50 billion a year is needed to help developing countries switch to cleaner energy sources.

The UNDP's report says a rise of just two degrees in the oceans' temperature would cause glaciers in the Himalayas to melt, affecting the food and water source for two billion people in Asia. Increased flow in the region's rivers would displace 22 million people downstream in Vietnam alone.

The UNDP also warns that rising sea levels would cause the collapse of coral reefs, affecting coastal communities in Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia.

The report calls on developing countries to cut their greenhouse emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050, and says India and China should cut their emissions by 20 percent in the same time frame.

Bjorkman says there is a stark difference between the ability of rich and poor countries to adapt to global warming.

"For example, in the United Kingdom where $1.2 billion is being used to prepare for flooding, in the Netherlands people are investing, with government support, in some kind of floating houses, so when the flooding comes they can actually float up," said Bjorkman .

While in Ethiopia, adaptation is about women having to walk much further to get water and in Bangladesh its about people building flood shelters on bamboo sticks and in Vietnam there are swimming lessons for women and children."

The U.N. report also warns that in Indonesia, climate change has already helped lead to an increase in water borne diseases such as malaria and dengue, and in child malnutrition.

Stanford Matthews
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Monday, November 26, 2007

2008 Interational Year of the Potato.

Potato, the fourth major food crop in the world, is in the limelight. The United Nations has declared 2008 as the 'International Year of Potato (IYP)'. The declared mission of IYP is to increase awareness of the importance of potato as a food in developing countries, and promote research and development of potato-based systems as a means of contributing to the achievement of the UN millennium development goals.

According to James Godfrey, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International Potato Centre, Peru, "World potato production is about 320 million tonne a year, and this makes potatoes the most important root and tuber food crop in the world. Its food productivity per hectare is about four times greater than that of cereals, and it can be harvested before it reaches maturity, thus providing an important role in food security, which is so critical to many families."...

**Have they nothing better to do with their time? Maybe ending slavery, slaughter in the Sudan, womens rights you know minor stuff like that.

crossposted @ Newportcity - Year of the potato!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Corrupt, bigoted former head of UNMIK, Bernard Kouchner, is back in the news...

Clowning in a rap video with a jihadist!

Gates of Vienna: Rappin' With the Jihad

Saturday, November 17, 2007
by Baron Bodissey

A scandal is brewing in Germany, although there's not much about it to be found in the English-language media. News stories concerning the incident have appeared - for example, this one in The Daily Telegraph - but they only give a bare-bones description of the event. It's an official press-release version, describing a feel-good Multicultural occasion when the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Bernard Kouchner, his French counterpart, did a little off-key musical number in a recording studio with a Turkish-German pop singer.

Nice moment. "We are the World". Music will bring us together. Etc., etc.

What these MSM stories won't tell you is the background of the pop singer these two political bozos joined up with for their Terpsichorean moment. Muhabbet - he seems to have only a single name, like Cher, Sting, or Madonna - is not your average Turkish-German rap singer: he has this nasty little habit of promoting violent jihad in his songs.

I first became aware of this story a few days ago through the German blog Politically Incorrect...

...Muhabbet apparently is touted as some sort of integration wunderkind: He's a UNICEF-representative for education, and a frontman for the anti-violence campaigns of the ministry for family and education. He flies on the minister's plane and was dined by the chancellor, Angela Merkel...

A vitriolic jihadist who works for UNICEF? So much for the UN!

But we remember Bernard Kouchner from Kosovo!

Kouchner accepted the position of UN administrator in Kosovo in the aftermath of the Kosovo War. But as these articles reveal, Kouchner stood by and did nothing as the KLA, Albanian narcoterrorist/jihadists affiliated with al-Qaeda, fought among themselves, endangered UN personnel, and slaughtered or expelled most of the remaining Serbian population of Kosovo.

France Profonde - Tim King on French politics: Kouchner at the New Republic

In the major Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter we have recently been reading investigative reports by Maciej Zaremba (probably Sweden's most well known and respected investigative journalist) on how the UN has acted in Kosovo. Since Mr. Kouchner for a while was the UN's High Representative in Kosovo he is to a large extent responsible for the development there. And the UN has failed miserably according to the articles in Dagens Nyheter. Corruption has been widespread, especially so among some companies from presumably less corrupt countries, as the UK and Iceland. After countless billions of EUROS there is almost nothing to show for it in Kosovo, except for fancy cars driven by foreigners and brothels visited by the same foreigners.

Mr. Zaremba shows how the French government saw Kosovo as a chance for French companies to make money. Below follows my quick and imperfect translation of a part of Mr. Zaremba's text; the quotes within the text are from Mr. Zaremba...

Bernard Kouchner a crime boss in Kosovo

When Bernard Kouchner lands in Kosovo in the summer of 1999 there is no mobile telecommunication. German Siemens and French Alcatel submit one offer each. A panel of local experts select Siemens. The offer is the cheapest and it is not colonial. At a fixed lump sum the Germans promise to build a network for Kosovo. The French offer says the network would remain French property and the country code of Monaco would be utilized.

What happens? Bernard Kouchner, Kosovos legislator, head of government and head of justice, all in one person, replaces the UNMIK director of post and telecommunications, an Albanian, with a certain Pascal Copin, who in turn awards the contract to Alcatel. It is the only feasible solution, claims Copin, because only Alcatel (in a collaboration with Monaco Telecom) can provide Kosovo, not a formal state, with a country code.

Result: Seven years later Kosovo boasts the worst and most expensive telephone system in the region, concludes the European Council. Yet every time a Kosovan lifts the receiver, money rattles into French and Monegasque bank accounts, and we are not talking about small money. Close to a hundred million euros over the years, more than Swedens annual aid to Kosovo...

Bernard Kouchner's Legacy of Failure (11/7/2000)

We have long complained about the U.S. news media and its failure to inform the public about the Clinton Administration's legacy of anarchy and mayhem in Kosovo. The news media in the U.S. has been virtually silent about the ongoing genocide against Serbs and other minorities who continue to be victimized by terrorists associated with the "disbanded" KLA and its sympathizers in the U.N./KFOR occupation.

Over the past few months, though, the level of bloodshed has increased enough that news of it begins to trickle through the blockade in the mainstream U.S. news media.
In a 'Newsweek' interview May 15, Bernard Kouchner, the U.N. official in charge of the occupation of Kosovo, even admitted, "Apparently a Serb has a 20 times greater chance of being a victim of a crime than an Albanian does." But the tone of the Newsweek interview made it clear that neither Kouchner nor the magazine's interviewer were unduly concerned about this fact...

Clearly, Kouchner has sided with the Islamists all along!

So why did Nicholas Sarkozy appoint Kouchner as foreign minister?

Was it cluelessness?

Or was it appeasement?

Or, perhaps, was it because Kouchner knows where the bodies are buried?

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Recommended Reading for 11/17/07

No appeasement!

JPost: Our World: Islam and the nation-state

Throughout the world, one of the most prevalent causes of war, terrorism and political instability is the ongoing weakening of the nation-state system. There are several reasons that the nation-state as a political unit of sovereignty is under threat. One of the most basic causes of this continuous erosion of national power throughout the world is the transformation of minority-dominated enclaves within nation-states into ungovernable areas where state power is either not applied or applied in a haphazard and generally unconstructive manner.

In a nutshell, the US has been appeasing Middle East oil interests by pressuring other nations to give in to demands on the part of Islamist separatists. This is destructive to the entire civilized world, including the US, and it has to stop!

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Friday, November 16, 2007

UN Spins Economics of Africa

There is a noticeable amount of chatter regarding economic issues of Africa lately. For how long has it been claimed that the poorest, most destitute group of people live in Africa. Or more accurately, the people living in Africa may represent some of the world's most needy populations until the UN is seeking money by using other examples. Then that part of the world is in the worst shape. But that is not really the issue of economics in Africa either. First, an excerpt from a current quote from someone from the United Nations on economics and Africa.

"What we are advocating is that these intellectuals give priority to Africa. If you go to the U.S., you go to other countries, there are outstanding African intellectuals and economists working in this context, in these institutions, and they are involved in a lot of global issues, and their voices are being heard," said Janneh. "We are saying, this is fine, continue to do so, but reserve a substantive portion of your intellect, or your attention, on African issues. Once you do that, I think it is fine. Do not leave this to outsiders."

What is the United Nations if not outsiders no matter where they are? And has economics become the current buzzword for their agenda? It seems that it was just moments ago they were describing the inhabitants of Burma as the most economically disadvantaged due to the financial rape by a military junta of a country with abundant resources. A situation allowed to continue fo decades. Another example of the impotent, incompetent or simply corrupt nature of the United Nations and their claim to be representatives of international cooperation.

So the United Nations once again is serving up sage advice for individuals with African roots to dedicate some portion of their skills and expertise to economic development of their home country even though they may no longer live there. And yet the very outsider influence typically sought by the UN is at least temporarily being rejected in the case of Africa. A continent the UN most often pleads for as a worthy recipient of food and medicine to cover the basic needs of impoverished citizens. In addition, the UN is not formally discouraging the outside influence they want native talent to replace.

Delegates to the U.S.-Africa business summit say Africa is open for business. Many sub-Saharan economies are growing by more than five percent per year. Wiseman Nkuhlu of Pan-African Capital Holdings says much of the continent has entered a productive era.

The first concern should be whether or not private sector involvement in Africa's economic development will result in common exploitation of vulnerable socieities plagued by corruption internally and externally. Not like the UN has been without the influence of corruption but the internal variety in the form of military dictators or the flux of near continuous civil war or the ravages of rebel militias are a constant risk to investment even if it is entirely benevolent.

The following is not an example of benevolent economic development but merely a common tactic to profit indirectly from investments that do not have the host country's best interests in mind.

China Invests $5.5 Billion in South African Bank
By Delia Robertson

In the largest post-apartheid direct investment deal in South Africa, the state-controlled Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, ICBC, has purchased 20 percent of Standard Bank, South Africa's largest lender.

Many reports coming out of Africa are suggesting various economies on the continent are emerging as competitive. At best, with countries like Zimbabwe yet in political turmoil and others simmering from recent widespread violence or devastation by disease or natural disasters, honest and effective development will certainly not come from the pathetic fiasco known as the Millennium Development Goals. That said, Africa's chances for avoiding scams from strangers bearing gifts may expose them to an equal risk. With the United Nations talking about African economic development that outcome is almost guaranteed. So Africa will have to survive more decades of abuse before they may emerge viable as an economic force able if not willing to attend to the needs of their citizens.

By Stanford Matthews
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Friday, November 02, 2007

Link: UN sub Human Rights Council to Adopt Barbarian Agenda

UN sub Human Rights Council to Adopt Barbarian Agenda

UN Set to End Scrutiny of Cuba and Belarus, Indict Israel; 27 NGOs Protest

"UN's last chance to save the Human Rights Council from itself," says UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer

This is a stunning indictment of the islamisation of the UN. What does it take for us to stop funding this tool for the coming caliphate?

For all practical purposes, the name should be changed from the Human Rights Council to the Savages Right Council. This is sick. Morally ill.

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