Friday, August 28, 2015
Maybe not but we're paying a hefty price. Oh...and what they say it is going to cost is usually just a ballpark figure!
Everyone in the United Nations is united on one thing. Make sure America pays the lion's share of everything. The United States pays 22 percent of the organization's “regular” budget and 27 percent of peacekeeping costs in addition to millions of dollars worth of “voluntary” contributions to UN-affiliated agencies not to mention providing the building itself headquartered in NYC. Overall, only five nations — the U.S., Japan, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France — finance more than 50 percent of the total U.N. budget.
By contrast, “developing” nations with booming economies like Brazil, China and India pay much less. For example, China, which has become our banker, pays a whopping two percent of the U.N. budget – less than 10 percent of the U.S. contribution.
BTW...$10.5 million for inspections per year? Will the inspectors be driving Bentley's? Trump said he's going to build a wall and have Mexico pay for it. Iran told Barry we want a nuke, $150 billion, and you're paying for the inspections.
O Bow Ma
UN expects Iran nuke deal monitoring to cost $10.5 million a year
VIENNA (AP) -- A confidential document from the U.N.'s atomic agency says the extra work related to monitoring Iran's compliance with last month's nuclear deal will cost about 9.2 million euros ($10.5 million) each year.
The International Atomic Energy Agency document obtained by The Associated Press also estimates the final tab will be nearly 138 million euros ($157 million) over the life of the pact.
Drawn up for a special IAEA meeting Tuesday, the document says the costs are calculated from the time the deal begins to be implemented, at some point after it is adopted on Oct 18.
The document extrapolates the total cost by saying the estimated annual cost of 9.2 million euros is "foreseen as being applicable for 15 years." That is the expected duration of the Iran deal.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at Friday, August 28, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Now you know why Mohammed is the most popular boys name in England and Wales.
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This is want the Brit's got in return for allowing them into the country.
LONDON—Immigration flows to the U.K. reached a record level during the year ended in March, amid a surge in new arrivals from other European countries as well as from further afield.
The number of people arriving in Britain exceeded the number leaving by 330,000 for the 12 months through March, according to official data released Thursday. The majority of those arriving came to work or study.
The figures come at a time of heightened unease over immigration in Britain and the wider European Union, which is struggling to cope with one of the largest waves of migration in decades. Hundreds of thousands of people have fled conflict in countries, such as Iraq and Syria, to seek refuge in Europe, and thousands more have arrived from the Middle East, Africa and further afield seeking work and a better life.
A "better life" translates into destroying the lives of the people who live in the European countries they immigrate to. The guise is migration... the goal is colonization.
The U.K. has seen an increase in the numbers of those seeking asylum. The figures released Thursday showed a 10% increase in the number of asylum applications for the year ended in June to 25,771. Still, that level remains well below the peak Britain saw in 2002 of more than 80,000.
The latest figures show a large increase in net migration by other EU citizens to the U.K., up 53,000 to 183,000 for the year ended in March.
Those figures are likely to fan debate in Britain about its continued membership of the EU.
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron <http://topics.wsj.com/person/C/David-Cameron/5940> has made immigration a central part of a pledge to reshape the U.K.’s ties with the EU. He and his governing Conservative Party were elected for a second term in office in May on a platform that included a promise to renegotiate Britain’s relationship with the EU and hold a referendum by the end of 2017 on whether the U.K. should exit.
The prime minister has said he wants Britain to stay in the EU, the largest market for British goods and services, but only under new terms. Among his demands is limiting the numbers of European citizens moving to Britain, but that has prompted some in Europe to warn Mr. Cameron that the principle of free movement of people and labor within the EU is nonnegotiable.
Mr. Cameron has long promised to reduce migration flows to the U.K. to below 100,000, a pledge he has acknowledged he has failed to meet.
Posted by Merchant of Venom at Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
He should have been fired... for insulting Nazis.
ESPN acted immediately preserving their PC posture. Because it's not like Muslims are just glued to the TV watching Little League baseball.
But not to worry. Schilling caved in. Which means a position at ESPN covering Little League is more important than the truth. At least have the balls to stand by your own convictions. Perhaps he should call Caitlyn... I heard she has a pair left over.
And I'm sure it has only gotten worse.
Curt Schilling Likens Islam to Nazi Party, Gets Suspended By ESPN
Former MLB star and current ESPN analyst Curt Schilling has been suspended by the network after posting a controversial meme on Twitter.
The gist? The meme shared by Curt implies radical Muslims are as serious of a threat to the world as the Nazis, and statistics prove it ...
The meme, with Hitler photo, reads, "It's said only 5-10% Muslims are extremists. In 1940 only 7% of Germans were Nazis. How'd that go?!"
Curt added, "The math is staggering when you get to true #'s."
Schilling only had the post up for about 10 minutes before rethinking it, but that was more than enough for the ESPN brass to take notice.
ESPN promptly yanked the former All-Star pitcher from his assignment covering the Little League World Series in the wake of his post.
The network said in a statement, "Curt's tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company's perspective."
"We made that point very strongly to Curt and removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration."
Schilling, 48, just issued the following statement regarding the matter, apologizing and saying, "I understand and accept my suspension."
The situation, he says, is "100% my fault. Bad choices have bad consequences and this was a bad decision in every way on my part."
Posted by Merchant of Venom at Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- President Obama lashed out against critics of his energy policies and high-power conservatives, specifically the Koch brothers, for pushing back against regulations that would enable growth in the renewable energy sector.
The president, speaking at a green energy conference in Las Vegas Monday night, said the explosive growth of renewable energy, particularly solar, "has some big fossil fuel interests pretty nervous," specifically singling out billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch of Koch Industries. Koch backers have battled against clean energy mandates in several states, likening them to healthcare mandates under Obamacare.
"When you start seeing massive lobbying efforts backed by fossil fuel interests, or conservative think tanks, or the Koch brothers pushing for new laws to roll back renewable energy standards, or to prevent new clean energy businesses from succeeding, that's a problem," he said. "That's not the American way. That's not progress. That's not innovation. That's rent seeking. That's standing in the way of progress," Obama said.
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Obama's speech to about 1,000 people at the National Clean Energy Summit came after his administration announced several measures to encourage solar power construction, including the Clean Power Plan, which requires states to cut carbon emissions by about 32 percent. The president has focused on climate change in this second term.
Obama will fly to New Orleans on Thursday, on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, to speak about global warming and next week to Alaska.
Doesn't every company filing bankruptcy get raided by the FBI?