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Judge: Poor Have No Fundamental Right to Water

Earlier this year the Detroit Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) began shutting off the water to thousands of residents who wouldn’t pay their bills in an effort to get more people to pay their bills or get on a payment plan. This caused a firestorm of protest from liberals, especially the freeloaders in Detroit who refused to pay their bills. As of March there were around 165,000 delinquent accounts with a combined $175 million in unpaid water bills. Activist groups filed a report with the United Nations(!), requesting they intervene on behalf of the bankrupt city’s freeloaders. The report was filed with the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation. Who knew the U.N. even had such a person? The activists claimed the DWSD action was meant to “sweeten the pot for a private investor” to take over the city’s water and sewer system as part of Detroit’s bankruptcy proceedings.

Earlier today, U.S. Bankruptcy […] → Keep reading

Israel: Setting the Bar High for Morality in War

Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, was speaking at the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington,D.C. last month and spoke in defense of Israeli military operations in Gaza. “Some are shamelessly accusing Israel of genocide and would put us in the dock for war crimes,” he said. “But the truth is that the Israeli Defense Forces should be given the Nobel Peace Prize… a Nobel Peace Prize for fighting with unimaginable restraint.”

He further said that he would “not tolerate criticism of my country at a time when Israeli soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live.

Israel sends soldiers into Gaza and areas that are booby-trapped with mines in order to capture and destroy rockets and other weapons used by Hamas to attack Israel. They choose to do this instead of launching aerial attacks because to do so would mean the loss of a great number of innocent Palestinian lives. Israel also drops leaflets, makes […] → Keep reading

United Nations Day – A Day to Remember UN Failures

Yesterday was United Nations Day and President Obama issued a proclamation of observance, urging all U.S. governors to do the same thing.

“I urge the Governors of the 50 States, and the officials of all other areas under the flag of the United States, to observe United Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities,” the presidential proclamation said.

Here at OK Politechs, United Nations Day came and went, but it’s not too late to observe the day with an appropriate activity, that being a very brief list of UN failures.

The UN turned a blind eye to Rwanda and 800,000 civilians were massacred in 1994.

From 1974 to 1979 Pol Pot killed 2 million Cambodians while the UN did nothing.

Radical Muslims killed tens of thousands in East Timor from 1975 to 1999 while the UN did nothing.

UN peacekeepers in the Congo, Kosovo, Haiti, Liberia, Sudan and Burundi were accused of raping women and children.

UN peacekeepers in […] → Keep reading

A United Nations Monitor May Watch You Vote

At the request of liberal groups such as the NAACP, the ACLU and the The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the United Nations will be sending at least 57 poll watchers to various locations around the United States to observe the election on November 6. The groups sent a letter to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a United Nations partner on democratization and human rights projects, and warned of a “coordinated political effort to disenfranchise millions of Americans – particularly traditionally disenfranchised groups like minorities.”

Giovanna Maiola, spokeswoman for OSCE, has said the monitors won’t limit their observations to what goes on at the polls but will also be focusing on a number of areas on the state level, including the legal system, election administration, the campaign, the campaign financing and new voting technologies used in different states.

This is not the first time that OSCE had monitored a US election but the monitoring […] → Keep reading

The UN International Day of Peace. Not A Joke.

Today is the United Nations International Day of Peace. I wouldn’t have known this if it wasn’t on my desk calendar. I find it ironic that my Dilbert calendar, crammed with comedy, notes the UN declared day of peace.

From the International Day of Peace website:

“The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal.”

Does the United Nations really know what peace is and how to achieve it? […] → Keep reading