Don’t blink. You just might miss the Establishment Media coverage of the hundreds of Persians protesting against the despot and thugocrat president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani.
Unfortunately, but fully expected, MSM was rather sparse when it came to assigning reporters to cover the protests outside Rouhani’s mid-town Manhattan hotel.
In fact, I had to go to a Chinese-centric (and anti-Chinese Communist Party), but New York-based news service, NTD.tv (New Tang Dynasty television) to find any comprehensive news on the Persian protesters.
Are you one of the many Democrats and RINOs offended by President Trump describing certain Third World shitholes as…well, shitholes?
If so, you may take pleasure in knowing you aren’t alone. The United Nations is on your side.
Kinda. Sorta. OK, OK, I’ll admit it. The UN’s recent shindig has more in common with Trump’s rather crude, but honest, descriptive term than with the crew at MSNBC, CNN and the BBC clutching their collective pearls.
In all honesty, the title of this particular world-wide day of celebration had me somewhat befuddled. I’m not really sure if the UN was simply singing the praises of Delta, Kohler, American Standard, etc, or indirectly agreeing with Trump’s hypothesis.
As Filozof correctly noted, the UN themselves cite the following statistics on the state of agujeros de caca around the world;
Around 60% of the global population – 4.5 billion people – either have no toilet at home or one that doesn’t safely manage excreta.
862 million people worldwide still practise open defecation.
1.8 billion people use an unimproved source of drinking water with no protection against contamination from faeces.
Globally, 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.
Only 39% of the global population (2.9 billion people) use a safely-managed sanitation service, that is, excreta safely disposed of in situ or treated off-site.
Combined with safe water and good hygiene, improved sanitation could prevent around 842,000 deaths each year
In other words, most of the nations on this planet really do qualify as shitholes.
Perhaps best illustrating just how certain nations really are shitholes, Sanjay Wijesekera, the Chief of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Associate Director of Programmes at UNICEF recently penned an article for the reliably leftie Huffington Post, in which Herr Direktor relates the saga of Yvonne, a woman who lives with 14 family members in the bacterially questionable city of Maputo, Mozambique.
As the bureaucrat wrote;
She describes her toilet as ‘bad’. Her pit latrine has filled up and costs 600 Meticais ($10) to be emptied. The latrine has a broken cement lid and lacks privacy, a source of embarrassment when neighbors walk by.
Hmmm… isn’t “pit latrine” just a polite way of saying shithole?
In a rather historic move, the Trump Administration has announced that the annual US contribution to the United Nations will be cut by roughly 25 percent, as reported by the New York Post;
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announced Sunday that the United States negotiated a $285 million cut in the United Nations’ “bloated” budget for next year.
“The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known,” Haley said in a statement from the US Mission. “We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or remain unchecked.”
Haley added that the “historic reduction” in spending is a step in the right direction and that the US would make many other moves toward a more efficient and accountable UN.
“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the UN’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key US priorities throughout the world and instilled more discipline and accountability throughout the UN system,” the statement said.
The new deal for the 2018-2019 fiscal year is $285 million less than the world body’s staggering $5.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2016-2017.
The United States is responsible for 22 percent of the United Nations operating budget, the largest contribution. It paid about $1.2 billion of the 2016-2017 budget of $5.4 billion.
Possibly without even realizing how much they’ve warmed the hearts of Trump supporters, The Times also noted that in the wake of every member nation assigned to the United Nations Security Council voting against the Trump decision to relocate our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the POTUS was quoted;
Mr. Trump dared the General Assembly to follow the Security Council’s example. “Let them vote against us,” he said. “We will save a lot.”
In an “emergency meeting” the General Assembly of the United Nations voted overwhelmingly to condemn the American decision to relocate the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.
Never mind that it’s none of the UN’s business where the United States places any of its embassies
Never mind that the United States gives far more to the UN’s coffers than any other member nation
Never mind that not a single one of our NATO alleged “allies” voted with us
Never mind that Israel captured East Jerusalem after they were attacked by a Arab-Muslim nation
With the obvious exception of the United States voting against its own condemnation, the remaining eight nations voting against the resolution have a combined square mile area roughly the size of North and South Carolina combined.
But then again, most UN member states would face an uphill battle to qualify for an American area code.
One hundred and twenty eight countries voted in favor condemning the United States
Nine countries voted against
Thirty five abstained
Twenty one nations didn’t even bother to show up for the vote
Yet in a strange sort of way, the abstaining and absent nations very well may have been paying attention to Amb. Haley’s promise that the United States would remember who voted to condemn their sugar daddy.
128 countries voted in favor of the resolution rejecting President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 9 voted against, 35 abstained.
In the name of cultural and gender sensitivities, the Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee stated before a Congressional subcommittee that the United Nations needs to deploy more female troops to the “front lines” of the various potential hotspots member nations have sent their soldiers. As reported by the Cybercast News Service on April 16, 2015, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is also the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee stated during the testimony of the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, that the world body deploying females to likely combat zones was “near and dear” to her.
Depending on who you ask, the Volunteer State earned its moniker from the surplus of manpower who answered the call and came forward for military service in either The War of 1812, The Mexican-American War, or for either the Union or the Confederacy during the War Between the States. Despite Tennessee’s long and storied history of volunteerism, political conservatives in the Butternut State aren’t exactly stepping up to the plate when it comes to United Nations poll watchers monitoring upcoming elections, as reported by both the politics-centered news portal The National Journal on April 9, 2014, as well as the Knoxville (TN) News Sentinel on April 8, 2014.