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  • Obama trying to undermine our 2nd Amendment rights in a typical Obama way

    12/26/2014 9:12:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/26/14 | Doug Book
    During the past several years, the expected signing by the Obama Administration of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has raised the serious question among gun owners of whether the terms of a treaty can take precedence over the rights secured by the Constitution or the laws of the land which derive from it. That is, can our inalienable rights be undone by International Law? Secretary of State John Kerry signed the ATT last year and the Treaty entered into force—took effect—two days ago on Christmas Eve. Apostles of one world government have endeavored to convince the American people...
  • John Kerry claims Arms Trade Treaty will not “diminish freedom”

    12/24/2014 8:37:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 57 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 12/24/14 | Doug Book
    While signing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) in September of last year, Secretary of State John Kerry made statements worthy of his corrupt past and of the venal, power hungry nature of his boss in the White House. Kerry’s first claim: “I want to be clear both about what this treaty is, but I also want to be clear about what it isn’t. This is about keeping weapons out of the hands of terrorists and rogue actors…” The second Kerry second claim: “I also want to be clear about what this treaty is not about. This treaty will...
  • Obama Warmly Legitimizes Cuban Dictatorship

    12/24/2014 4:28:54 AM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Cato ^ | December 24, 2014 | Nat Hentoff
    I have long been reporting on Castro-ruled Cuba and, indeed, was there not long after Fidel Castro had taken over the country. What became clear, as the number of Castro’s political prisoners increased, was that his revolutionary Cuba was a dictatorship, like the regime he had ousted. After I wrote that, a member of his administration rebuked me for my rank ignorance. I responded by saying that he knew that if I were a Cuban in Cuba, I would be in prison. Later, at the United Nations, I was one of a number of reporters interviewing Che Guevara, the young,...
  • UN: Turning back the clock to pre-1948 is the real endgame [Joel 3]

    12/17/2014 8:24:50 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/17/2014 | Anne Beyefsky
    Incitement against the Jewish State is directly related to the stabbings, raping and killing of Jews inside and outside of Israel. But doing something to stop it requires confronting a very troubling fact: the global epicenter for incitement is the “human rights” leviathan, the United Nations. From November 24, 2014 until December 5, 2014, UN human rights headquarters in Geneva mounted a public exhibit that was pure incitement. UN-driven antisemitism that takes the form of seeking to demonize, disable and ultimately destroy the Jewish state...
  • A United Nations Timetable for Israel’s Surrender

    12/15/2014 5:00:48 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Joseph Klein
    Netanyahu: Islamic extremists to the suburbs of Tel Aviv and to the heart of Jerusalem. We will not allow this. We will rebuff this forcefully and responsibly. Let there be no doubt, this will be rejected The Obama administration is shamelessly outsourcing the United States’ historic leadership in facilitating negotiations between the Palestinians and Israel of a workable, secure two-state solution to the United Nations and European governments. In putting its trust in these two centers of anti-Israel sentiment, the Obama administration refuses to say categorically that it would veto a UN Security Council resolution setting some sort of deadline...
  • UN Aims to Reduce Racism Across the Globe During ‘Int'l Decade of People of African Descent’

    12/11/2014 1:21:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | December 11, 2014 | Nick Chiles, editor-in-chief
    With the racial unrest swirling across the United States serving as a backdrop, the United Nations yesterday kicked off the International Decade of People of African Descent, spanning from Jan. 1, 2015, to Dec. 31, 2024, with a goal of confronting the challenges faced by people of African descent across the globe because of pervasive racism against Black people. While racism and discrimination against people of African descent has been a problem that has infected world societies for generations, this is an auspicious time to commence such a campaign, considering how prominent a topic racism is in the United States....
  • UN experts call for prosecution over US torture

    12/10/2014 11:18:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    GENEVA (AP) — All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush's national security policy must be prosecuted, top U.N. human rights officials said Wednesday. The U.N. high commissioner for human rights, Zeid Raad al-Hussein, said it is "crystal clear" under international law that the United States, which ratified the U.N. Convention Against Torture in 1994, now has an obligation to ensure accountability.....
  • A new UN report says children need easier access to abortion; Sexual predators agree.

    12/08/2014 4:32:52 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Live Action News ^ | Dec 8, 2014 | Adam Peters
    The United Nations Population Fund recently put out a report on children and adolescents. Part of it deals with abortion laws and how they affect minors, stating, “Adolescents who find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy and want to terminate it may be more likely to resort to unsafe abortion knowing that they have to get the permission of their parents or guardian to get a legal abortion.” So in other words, the only way to protect vulnerable youth… is to help them kill vulnerable youth. It seems like the authors didn’t really think out the logic behind that principle. Nevertheless,...
  • UN resolution: Israel must renounce nuclear arms

    12/03/2014 4:32:04 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 25 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/02/2014 | Alexandra Olson
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved an Arab-backed resolution Tuesday calling on Israel to renounce possession of nuclear weapons and put its nuclear facilities under international oversight. The resolution, adopted in a 161-5 vote, noted that Israel is the only Middle Eastern country that is not party to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. It called on Israel to "accede to that treaty without further delay, not to develop, produce test or otherwise acquire nuclear weapons, to renounce possession of nuclear weapons" and put its nuclear facilities under the safeguard of the U.N.'s International...
  • Across Globe, Foreign Powers Attack Racism, Hypocrisy of U.S. Following Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

    11/30/2014 1:14:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | November 29, 2014 | Taylor Gordon
    In the midst of protests emerging all across the U.S. in support of slain teenager Michael Brown, officials and protesters are now speaking out from overseas and making it clear that frustration at the events in Ferguson, Missouri are being felt across the globe. It was on November 24 that the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of the unarmed 18-year-old African-American was announced to the public. Protests almost immediately sparked in cities all across the U.S., including Atlanta, St. Louis, New York City and Los Angeles but little did these...
  • Is the UNFPA Run by Sex Addicts?

    11/21/2014 7:01:43 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 1 replies
    C-FAM | Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute ^ | November 20, 2014 | Rebecca Oas
    Is the UNFPA Run by Sex Addicts?A book titled “Sun King” about South-West Native American life, told of a traditional belief that witches live in secret chambers in hillsides, where they hold their convocations, doing terrible things to people walking alone whom they have waylaid.Might these hillside lairs of witches be the skycrapers inhabited by leaders of the Ford Foundation or the Rockefeller-funded Population Foundation?Does an elite, international movement that seeks to initiate millions of people into lives of sexually obsessive behavior run the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)? I had a chance encounter with a sex addict that causes...
  • U.S. authorities need to build trust on race issues: U.N. rights chief (Jordanian Prince)

    11/25/2014 1:57:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Yahoo! News Canada / Reuters ^ | November 25, 2014 | Tom Miles
    GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. authorities need to tackle a "deep and festering" mistrust in some sectors of the population and examine how race relations affect law enforcement, the U.N.'s human rights chief said on Tuesday. About a dozen buildings in surburban Ferguson, Missouri, burned overnight and police fired tear gas at protesters angry that a grand jury had cleared police officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein at the United Nations said he was "deeply concerned at the disproportionate number of young African Americans who die in encounters with police officers,...
  • Obama Gives $3 Bil to U.N. Climate Fund Run by Communist, Terrorist Nations

    11/20/2014 7:32:44 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | NOVEMBER 19, 2014
    resident Obama has committed a mind-boggling $3 billion to a new United Nations Green Climate Fund run by officials from Communist nations, a country that appears on the State Department’s list of terrorism-sponsors and an Arab oil-industry chief. As if it weren’t bad enough that our commander-in-chief is giving away money while the nation suffers through a colossal budget deficit, there are countless reasons why this is a lousy idea. First of all, the United Nations is a famously corrupt organization that is already largely funded by Uncle Sam to the tune of billions annually. The exact figure is tough...
  • Islamic State commanders liable for mass war crimes: U.N.

    11/14/2014 9:05:34 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 11 replies
    ARY ^ | 11-14-2014
    Islamic State commanders are liable for war crimes on a “massive scale” in northeast Syria, where they spread terror by beheading, stoning and shooting civilians and captured fighters, U.N. investigators said on Friday. Their report, based on over 300 interviews with witnesses and victims, called on world powers to bring the commanders before the International Criminal Court for both war crimes and crimes against humanity. “In carrying out mass killings of captured fighters and civilians following military assaults, ISIS (Islamic State) members have perpetrated egregious violations of binding international humanitarian law and the war crime of murder on a massive...
  • Michael Brown’s parents make ABSURD demand about Officer Darren Wilson to the United Nations

    11/14/2014 11:05:07 PM PST · by BunnySlippers · 45 replies
    It requests that the U.N. panel recommend the immediate arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who killed Brown, as well as an end to “racial profiling and racially-biased police harassment across the jurisdictions surrounding Ferguson.” As our friends at Downtrend say, “Just try to imagine if the UN sent police or troops into Missouri to arrest Officer Wilson. You think there’s unrest in Ferguson now; it would be a full-blown war zone with armed Americans repelling a foreign invading force.”
  • Gun Grab U.N. Arms Treaty To Take Effect Dec. 24

    11/13/2014 10:12:32 AM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 13, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Gun Control: To some, concern over a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty set to take effect Dec. 24 is much ado about nothing. But a president unconstrained by Congress or the Constitution may try to impose severe limits on gun rights. All treaties must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate, and that's not about to happen in the case of the unratified Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), particularly after the 2014 election that gave the GOP Senate control. The same, of course, could have been said about the Kyoto Protocol and other climate change deals that mandate that governments tie their...
  • Michael Brown's parents speak at UN

    11/12/2014 4:25:13 PM PST · by digger48 · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 12, 2014 | Rick Moran
    The parents of Michael Brown, the Ferguson Missouri man who was shot by Officer Darren Wilson following an altercation, spoke before a UN Committee yesterday, pleading for the world to note what was happening in Ferguson and around the country. Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. spoke to the United Nations Committee Against Torture -- which also works against cruel or degrading treatment or punishment by government authorities. CNN: "We need the world to know what's going on in Ferguson and we need justice," McSpadden told CNN in Geneva, Switzerland. "We need answers and we need action. And we have...
  • Ferguson Cop ALWAYS known he won't be charged for shooting Michael Brown-his parents'll tell the UN

    11/10/2014 6:52:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 9, 2014 | Daniel Bates
    * Relatives of Brown, including parents, attack police officer who killed teen * Say his 'brazen confidence' meant he was sure he would not be punished * Darren Wilson, 28, killed Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Missouri, this August * Brown family complained about treatment of his body in report for UN * The Browns will fly to Geneva, Switzerland, to deliver document tomorrow The family of the black teenager shot dead by a white cop in Ferguson, Missouri, have claimed that he knew all along he would get away with it. Relatives of Michael Brown said that Darren Wilson had...
  • Please call your senator about UN CRPD

    11/10/2014 6:33:40 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 6 replies
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states’ rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats.
  • Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24

    11/09/2014 6:29:04 AM PST · by VitacoreVision · 29 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 November 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Merry Christmas: UN Declares Arms Trade Treaty to Go Into Effect Dec. 24 The New American 08 November On its official website, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (yes, that’s really a thing and yes, it is housed right here in the United States) announced that the UN’s Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) “will enter into force on 24 December 2014.” Merry Christmas! It is ironical that on the day before the world’s 2.18 billion Christians commemorate the coming of Jesus Christ to the Earth, the United Nations will officially put into motion a plan to deny them of a...
  • ‘A mass sterilization exercise’: Kenyan doctors find anti-fertility agent in UN tetanus vaccine

    11/07/2014 9:16:21 AM PST · by wagglebee · 157 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/6/14 | Steve Weatherbe
    Kenya’s Catholic bishops are charging two United Nations organizations with sterilizing millions of girls and women under cover of an anti-tetanus inoculation program sponsored by the Kenyan government. According to a statement released Tuesday by the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, the organization has found an antigen that causes miscarriages in a vaccine being administered to 2.3 million girls and women by the World Health Organization and UNICEF. Priests throughout Kenya reportedly are advising their congregations to refuse the vaccine. “We sent six samples from around Kenya to laboratories in South Africa. They tested positive for the HCG antigen,” Dr. Muhame...
  • Stand Down! UN ‘takeover of the Internet’ postponed indefinitely

    11/07/2014 7:28:29 AM PST · by right-wing agnostic · 3 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | November 7, 2014 | David Post
    At its quadrennial “Plenipotentiary” meeting, the UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has apparently rejected a variety of proposals that would have injected the ITU (and the notion of sovereign state control) more centrally into the design and operation of the technical protocols that make up a critical part of the Internet’s fundamental infrastructure. [An excellent brief summary of the proceedings, along with links to the relevant documents, can be found here] It might just be an important moment in Internet history – though we probably can’t really know about that for sure for some time. While it’s never been strictly...
  • Please let your Senator know to reject the UN Disability treaty (UNCRPD).

    11/06/2014 6:29:44 AM PST · by CThomasFan · 7 replies
    HSLDA web site ^ | 2014 | Home School Legal Defense
    Why Does HSLDA Oppose the Treaty? Promoting equal rights and protections for disabled persons around the world sounds like a great idea. But let’s take a closer look at what the treaty actually says and how it would impact the United States. Here are some of our most serious concerns. The CRPD could threaten homeschooling rights and parental rights. It would surrender parents and caregivers’ decision-making ability on behalf of their disabled children to unelected and unaccountable UN bureaucrats. The CRPD would override existing state laws, seriously damaging states’ rights. The CRPD would surrender our nation’s sovereignty to unelected bureaucrats....
  • Mike Brown's Mom to Testify Against Son's Killing In Geneva

    11/01/2014 4:43:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    teleSUR ^ | November 1, 2014
    Next month, Lesley McSpadden will travel to the Swiss city to seek justice for her own son Michael Brown. The mother of an unarmed black 18-year-old shot and killed by a white policeman in Ferguson, Missouri is to take her son’s case to the United Nations in Geneva. Accompanied by family lawyers and human rights activists, Lesley McSpadden will travel to the Swiss city next month to testify on her own son Michael Brown, shot by Officer Darren Wilson this August in Feguson, Missouri, and other victims of police violence, to the UN Committee of Torture. "It's actually covered by...
  • COVERUP: UNRWA removes “human rights” webpage after hate and lies exposed

    10/20/2014 8:25:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Elder of Ziyon ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014
    It’s happened again. For the second time, after I exposed that UNRWA’s Gaza school curricula include many examples of promoting hateful ideas that directly contradict those of the UN and UNRWA themselves, the organization has stealthily removed the evidence without any acknowledgment or apology. My 2012 exposé of how UNRWA schools were teaching hate, martyrdom and jihad to students, with many examples of essays and poems, resulted in UNRWA removing many individual school sites and specific pages and domains from the Internet without any public notice. Now, my latest exposés showing explicit antisemitism and hateful historical lies in the UNRWA...
  • UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation

    10/21/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 20 October 2014 | William F. Jasper
    UN Biodiversity Conference Pushes Global Redistribution, Restriction, Regimentation 20 October 2014 “Resource mobilization” and “capacity building” were two of the key terms that dominated the recently concluded United Nations “biodiversity” conference in Korea. “Resource mobilization,” as the reader may guess, refers to increasing government funding (i.e., increasing taxation) to support biodiversity programs and research. “Capacity building,” a favorite phrase at the UN, refers to foreign aid transfers from the developed to the lesser developed countries, which means either government-to-government or government-to-UN agency transfers of wealth.The 12th meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP12) to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity...
  • UN: We Botched Response to the Ebola Outbreak

    10/17/2014 7:00:19 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 17, 2014 | By MARIA CHENG
    The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information. "Nearly everyone involved in the outbreak response failed to see some fairly plain writing on the wall," WHO said in a draft internal document obtained by The Associated Press, noting that experts should have realized that traditional containment methods wouldn't work in a region with porous borders and broken health systems. The U.N. health agency acknowledged that, at times, even its own bureaucracy was a problem. It noted that the heads...
  • UN Chief: Fund to Fight Ebola Has $100,000 in Bank

    10/16/2014 4:08:47 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 16, 2014 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday that a trust fund he launched to provide fast and flexible funding for the fight against Ebola has only $100,000 in the bank. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the trust fund is part of a nearly $1 billion U.N. appeal for humanitarian needs in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the three countries hardest-hit by the deadly virus.
  • U.N. Human Rights Chief Denounces Funding Shortage for His Office

    10/16/2014 8:17:40 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | OCT. 16, 2014 | NICK CUMMING-BRUCE
    GENEVA — The United Nations human rights chief, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, voiced outrage on Thursday that a shortage of funds might force his office to cut back on its activities at a time when he was under pressure to deal with Islamic extremists and a deadly epidemic. Mr. Zeid identified the Ebola epidemic and the onslaught by the Islamic State as “twin plagues” that had been allowed to foment by other nations that had misread their potential to cause huge losses of life. “I have to say I am shocked, shocked that just six weeks into the job I am...
  • UN says Ebola must be contained by Christmas or it will be out of control

    10/15/2014 7:59:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2014 | Rick Moran
    UN officials admit that unless the international community can get Ebola under control by Christmas, the world will face an "unprecedented" situation for which there are no plans to deal with. From Sky News: "The WHO advises within 60 days we must ensure 70% of infected people are in a care facility and 70% of burials are done without causing further infection," said Anthony Banbury, the UN's deputy ebola coordinator. "We need to do that within 60 days from 1 October. If we reach these targets then we can turn this epidemic around." But Mr Banbury told the UN Security...
  • Smart-meter foes voice their outrage [ Durango, Colorado ]

    10/11/2014 9:12:18 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    The Durango Herald ^ | October 10, 2014 | Dale Rodebaugh
    LPEA customers oppose upcharge for visiting homes.. La Plata Electric Association ... A frequent comment was the impression that the switch from analog to Advanced Metering Infrastructure – or so-called smart meters – that started in late 2013 was done without informing customers. Several people said they learned about smart meters from neighbors or only because they were at home when an LPEA technician arrived to switch out the analog meter. The alleged secrecy eroded public trust, they said. About 300 LPEA customers have chosen not to have the latest meter-reading technology installed. A number of speakers cited health problems,...
  • UN Member States Owe World Body About $3.5 Billion

    10/09/2014 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 9, 2014 | By EDITH M. LEDERER
    U.N. member states owe the world body about $3.5 billion for its regular operating budget and far-flung peacekeeping operations, the U.N. management chief said Thursday. The funding gap for the regular budget is just over $950 million including about $800 million owed by the United States, $77 million by Brazil and $28 million by Venezuela. Member states also owe about $2.6 billion to the separate U.N. peacekeeping budget. France owes the most — $356 million — followed by the United States which must pay $337 million and Italy around $250 million. 29 countries have paid all their assessments, which also...
  • UN: Air Travel From Ebola Nations Should Continue

    10/02/2014 2:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the United Nations believes air travel to and from the West African countries affected by the Ebola virus should continue despite the first reported case in the United States. Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that "it's very important not to isolate these countries" as it would worsen their political and economic situations. He says aid groups need access to the region. The first reported U.S. case involves a man who flew from Liberia to visit relatives. His travel took him through Brussels and Washington before reaching Texas....
  • Prime Minister Netanyahu Delivers the Truth in the UN’s General Assembly of Untruths

    09/30/2014 10:30:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/14 | Joseph A. Klein
    A sobering speech at the U.N. about the “master faith” and its quest for global dominance. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and sobering speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th. He said he came from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of the Israeli people and to “expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and the brave soldiers who defend it.” “Truth must always be spoken, especially here, in the United Nations,” the prime minister said to an audience of government leaders and delegates not used to hearing the truth...
  • UN Appoints Great-Grandson of Caliph Who Opposes Free Speech as Human Rights Chief

    09/27/2014 4:44:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/27/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The UN is not just a joke. It’s also a really expensive waste of money. But sometimes it can be hard to remember that. Prince Zeid Ra’ad Zeid Al Hussein was officially appointed by the 193-Nation UN General Assembly to become the next United Nations human rights chief in Geneva.“Prince Zeid’s work on sexual violence and his leadership on the international criminal court give a good foundation for this new role,” said Peggy Hicks, global advocacy director at Human Rights Watch. I bet. Jordanian law protects the perpetrators of honor crimes.The section of the penal code most frequently invoked on...
  • The President Of Ghana Invoked Ferguson At The United Nations

    09/25/2014 5:09:32 PM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    BI ^ | 9-25-2014 | Hunter Walker
    Hunter Walker September 25, 2014 Ghanaian President John Mahama referenced the killing of an unarmed African-American man by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri that led to protests and a violent response from law enforcement in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. Mahama's speech focused on the "need to effect change in the areas of human rights and social justice, in education and health administration." He referred to the situation in Ferguson as well as other incidents where African-American men were killed by police as examples of things that might make people fear the world was regressing...
  • Why does Obama feel need to apologize for America? Raises Brown shooting in UN speech about ISIS

    09/25/2014 9:03:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 25, 2014 | David Martosko, U.S. Political Editor
    * US president spoke to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, castigating the ISIS terror group's 'network of death' * Amid mentions of the Russia-Ukraine crisis and Iran's nuclear program, Obama seemed to apologize for a racially fraught shooting in Missouri * A white police officer shot and killed a black teen on August 9 in a case that brought protesters out of the woodwork and sparked a DOJ inquest * No charges have been brought against the police officer for killing Michael Brown, who had just come from committing a robbery but was unarmed * Obama told the...
  • CURL: Obama’s breathtaking naivete at the United Nations

    09/24/2014 3:22:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2014 | Joe Curl
    President Obama on Wednesday delivered a speech at the United Nations filled with his usual soaring rhetoric of global collectivism and the importance of “international norms.” But the president also displayed a shocking naivete about global affairs, religion, Islam — a Pollyannaish interpretation on the state of the world and America’s role in it. Although Mr. Obama won a Nobel Peace Prize just eight months into office, the president made his annual trip to the ineffectual world council to deliver a call to war. “Ladies and gentlemen, we come together at a crossroads between war and peace, between disorder and...
  • Obama Brings Ferguson to World Stage: 'We Have Our Own Racial and Ethnic Tensions'

    09/24/2014 9:14:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | September 24, 2014 | Staff
    (CNSNews.com) - "We have our own racial and ethnic tensions," President Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, pointing the "the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri." He made the comments toward the end of a speech in which he urged the world to reject sectarianism, extremism, and violence. "I realize that America's critics will be quick to point out that at times we, too, have failed to live up to our ideals. America has plenty of problems within its own borders. This is true. "With a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe,...
  • U.N. to dump flood of Muslim refugees on U.S.

    09/17/2014 5:17:22 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 46 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/15/2014 | Pamela Geller
    Most Americans are unaware that under the “Refugee Resettlement Program,” whole Muslim communities from hostile nations are imported into the United States, circumventing whatever immigration laws that are still intact. This is made even more dangerous by what organization determines who is are refugees and who aren’t. It’s the UN, driven largely by the world’s largest international body, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is a modern day caliphate made up of 56 countries and the Palestinian terrorists. For years, a handful of my colleagues and I have warned of the reckless immigration polices here in America and...
  • WHO still pushing to collect a global tobacco tax

    09/14/2014 8:05:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The unelected and unaccountable sages at the World Health Organization (WHO) can’t seem to help themselves or resist the temptation to try to regulate the behavior of everyone on the planet. This is a shame, really, because a group like that could actually do some good if they stuck to trying to get basic supplies and medical care to people in remote, poverty stricken countries. But rather than devoting themselves to such laudable goals, they’re once again pushing to get every government on the planet to jack up sin taxes on tobacco.(This is something they’ve tried before, as I wrote...
  • Venezuela's UN Security Council Bid Looking Hopeful After Gaining Backing

    09/12/2014 3:43:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | September 12, 2014
    Venezuela's socialist government has quietly secured the backing of Latin America and the Caribbean to obtain a diplomatic trophy that long eluded the late Hugo Chávez: a seat on the United Nations Security Council. The unanimous endorsement of Venezuela's candidacy to represent the region on the Security Council came at a closed-door meeting July 23 in New York, said Amin Cruz, a diplomat at the U.N. from the Dominican Republic, which presided at the meeting. When Chávez last tried for a seat in 2006, the United States succeeded in torpedoing his campaign. This year, Washington has been mum.
  • U.N. climate agency reports carbon dioxide growing at alarming rate

    09/09/2014 4:41:33 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 9, 2014 | By CAROL J. WILLIAMS
    Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday. Wendy Watson-Wanker, executive secretary of UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, warned that time is running out in the mission to prevent devastating climate change. "It is high time the ocean, as the primary driver of the planet’s climate and attenuator of climate change, becomes a central part of climate change discussions,” said Watson-Wanker.
  • The U.N.: Clueless or Complicit in Gaza?

    09/04/2014 7:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/04/2014 | Claudia Rosett
    The United Nations has been quick to launch a special inquiry into Israel for defending itself this summer against Hamas terrorist attacks out of Gaza. But will anyone be investigating the role in this conflict of the U.N. itself? This latest bout of war has underscored alarming questions about the U.N.’s chief agency in Gaza, the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, better known as UNRWA. Officially, UNRWA advertises itself as a strictly neutral party providing humanitarian and relief services — including schooling, health care, construction, loans, and emergency response — to Palestinian refugees...
  • Human Rights Watchdog Demands End to America’s Racial Discrimination (United Nations)

    08/31/2014 2:06:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | August 31, 2014 | Rmuse
    It is beyond refute that the United States is a world leader, and exceptional, in several categories, although not in those that portray the richest nation in the world in a favorable light. Oh, it is true that America’s military is without peer, American corporations pay some of the lowest tax rates in the world, and the wealthy elite holding most of the nation’s wealth pay minimal taxes compared to most other countries. However, the United States also leads the world in the number of citizens incarcerated, number of guns in the population, number of gun-related homicides, lowest median income...
  • U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting

    08/29/2014 6:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 29, 2014 | Stephanie Nebehay
    The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri. Minorities, particularly African Americans, are victims of disparities, the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) said after examining the U.S. record. "Racial and ethnic discrimination remains a serious and persistent problem in all areas of life from de facto school segregation, access to health care and housing," Noureddine Amir, CERD committee vice chairman, told a news briefing. Teenager Michael...
  • The deadly combination of Obama and the UN will indenture civil society

    08/29/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, has anyone noticed how the sound of the chirping crickets has suddenly changed to the snorting of pigs at the trough? With Barack Obama now firmly in place as their ex officio leader, the United Nations pooh-bahs have come up with a surefire way to stick it to the taxpayers of the world, while feathering their nests for all time. It’s called making global warming/climate change a health issue at their very next summit in November 2015. Christiana Figueres, the top UN climate official, said upcoming negotiations on an international global warming accord should be viewed as a health...
  • A President’s Global Warming Treaty Tyranny

    08/28/2014 8:38:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    Submitting the U.S. to the international community’s will — without the consent of Congress In yet another demonstration of contempt for the Constitution, President Obama and his administration are pursuing what the New York Times characterizes as a “sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions”—absent any input from Congress. The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority approval by the Senate to ratify any legally binding treaty. The Obama administration plans to sidestep that requirement by calling the agreement a “politically binding” deal that would substitute for an actual treaty. It would consist of...
  • Obama takes over from Maurice Strong as global warming/climate change guru

    08/27/2014 10:20:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Judi McLeod
    A new sun rose over the United Nations today and it's got the Barack Obama logo on it. In one of the most significant transitions of our lifetime, a mantle was passed today, yet most of humanity remains blissfully unaware of it. It couldn’t be worse because just as the late and lamented author Henry Lamb predicted back in 1997, aging, health-hampered Global Warming/Climate Change Godfather Maurice Strong has been replaced by Barack Obama. “The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratifications...
  • Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty (More Treason. Yawn.)

    08/26/2014 7:20:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | AUG. 26, 2014 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. In preparation for this agreement, to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting in 2015 in Paris, the negotiators are meeting with diplomats from other countries to broker a deal to commit some of the world’s largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. But under the Constitution, a president may enter into a legally binding treaty only if it is approved by a two-thirds majority of...