Now we know exactly how idiotic they are - the United Nations

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From haunting the library:
UN Sec. Gen. � Capitalism is �Environmental Suicide� Says �We Need a Revolution�
UN Secretary General, Ban-Ki Moon has launched an astonishing attack on the current economic system of Western-style capitalsim, saying that it was dangerous and outdated in the light of global warming, and calling for a new economic paradigm.

Recent reports have noted that Ban-Ki Moon has said he will take a hands-off approach to global warming, and many have interpreted this to mean that he will leave it to the scientists and national Governments to decide.

But his latest comments, reported in The Guardian, make it clear that instead Ban-Ki Moon is switching from a narrow focus on global warming to a much wider spectrum attack on the current Western style of capitalism generally, on the grounds that it is not environmentally sustainable. The Guardian reports:
The world�s current economic model is an environmental �global suicide pact� that will result in disaster if it isn�t reformed, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, warned today.

Ban said that political and business leaders need to embrace economic innovation in order to save the planet.

�We need a revolution,� he told a panel at the World Economic Forum inDavos, Switzerland, on how best to make the global economy sustainable. �Climate change is also showing us that the old model is more than obsolete.�
The United States contributes $598M to the UN annually - this is 22% of the UN's entire funding. Saudi Arabia contributes 0.713%. What is it again that we are getting for our money?

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