LIBERTY: Where government is concerned, never forget the Law of Unintended Consequences

The Sunday Times December 17, 2006
Tsunami survivors given the lash
Michael Sheridan and Dewi Loveard, Banda Aceh
Disaster donations help Islamic vigilante force impose punishments on women

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International aid workers and Indonesian women’s organisations are now expressing dismay that the flow of foreign cash for reconstruction has allowed the government to spend scarce money on a new bureaucracy and religious police to enforce puritan laws, such as the compulsory wearing of headscarves.

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So here we have donations for the victims of a natural disaster perverted into oppressing the people.

LIBERTY: The UN … an idea who time never was and is fatally flawed


Put No Faith in the United Nations
by Charley Reese

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My first choice is and always has been to abrogate the treaty and withdraw from the U.N. completely. If it were merely a worthless organization, that wouldn’t be so bad, but it is a very expensive organization, which has great capacity to cause trouble.

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An excellent opinion, The UN is ineffective, inefficient, expensive, permits leaders to misbehave, and screws up NYC. Nuke ’em.

You have to wonder about any organization that allows murderers to be in charge of “human rights”.

Withdraw now. Stop paying. Boot ’em out.

It’s a “club” we shouldn’t be in!

ALUMNI: Big sites don’t allow obit search, aren’t indexed in the search engines, and have no feedback mechanism

In investigating the failure of the automated searches to detect two jasper obits last week, I found that the NY Daily News and NY Post don’t have searchable obits. Apparently also Google doesn’t index them either. As usual with big sites, there’s no way to ask either.