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United Nations Day

The United Nations charter took effect on October 24, 1945 at the San Francisco Conference. 51 countries came together determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war; to reaffirm faith in human rights; to promote social progress and better standards of life; to practice tolerance and live together in peace and unite their strength to maintain international peace and security.
There are 191 member countries in the United Nations, led by a Secretary-General, controlled by the General Assembly and the Security Council. The Security Council has five permanent members (United States, Great Britain, France, China, Russian Federation) and ten temporary members (serving two-year terms, representing five regions of the world). Fifty-four members sit on the Economic and Social Council for three-year terms. There is also a Trusteeship Council and an International Court of Justice. At least fifteen agencies also exist under the auspices of the United Nations, such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Health Organization.

Since 1971, by unanimous request of the U.N. General Assembly (the world’s forum for discussing matters affecting world peace and security), this day has been observed throughout all UN member nations as a public holiday, United Nations Day.
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If the U.N. functioned properly, this might be a celebrated day.
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If the U.N. functioned properly, this might be a celebrated day.
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The U.N. will fail...just as the League of Nations did before WW II
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does the UN have a rep system i bet the US is neg repped a lot due to BUSH..
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yea who cares about the UN
all they do is sit around and talk

i dont see any german or french or russian or czech or turkish troops being sent to any troubled hot spots in the world...its always the US....which is why we are always everywhere and why the world see us as the world police

if we dont react to somthing people blame us by saying its not in our interests
if we do and somthing goes wrong, people say we shouldnt have been there

we are screwed either way....so i say F the world and let them kill themselves off...doesnt bother me one bit
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So how do you celebrate? Sit around all day... talk a big game... then do nothing?
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So how do you celebrate? Sit around all day... talk a big game... then do nothing?
Sounds about right.... but don't forget and look important
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yea who cares about the UN
all they do is sit around and talk

i dont see any german or french or russian or czech or turkish troops being sent to any troubled hot spots in the world...its always the US....which is why we are always everywhere and why the world see us as the world police

if we dont react to somthing people blame us by saying its not in our interests
if we do and somthing goes wrong, people say we shouldnt have been there

we are screwed either way....so i say F the world and let them kill themselves off...doesnt bother me one bit
Team America: World Police is a movie about that.
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Team America: World Police is a movie about that.
Is that new sig pic...
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Is that new sig pic...
It's a cop shooting fools with a gun in his pants. What does it look like? It's the best one EVER.
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It's a cop shooting fools with a gun in his pants. What does it look like? It's the best one EVER.
Oh, I get it... Very clever... How's that working out for you?
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Oh, I get it... Very clever... How's that working out for you?
I feel good about it.
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I feel good about it.
Good... keep it up then...
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Good... keep it up then...
OK, here ya go...
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OK, here ya go...
That makes me want to vomit...
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That makes me want to vomit...

Funny...that's how the UN makes me feel most days...
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Funny...that's how the UN makes me feel most days...
You mean most as in every?
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You mean most as in every?
Well, occasionally they don't do anything too stupid...but hey...even a blind hog finds an acorn some days...
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