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By Old Guy ·
Someone sent the following information to me in an email. I went to Google to try to verify the information. According to Snopes.com, http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/unvote.asp , their results were even worse (An excerpt from their page is below).

Now, I know that the U.S. tried Isolationism before and found out it didn?t work very well, for us, or for the rest of the world. And, I don?t think it would work now. However, I?m beginning to wonder, since there are so many countries that hate us and are so against us, if we should quit sending all this money to them and start using it here. I think it could very well help fix our own house to where it should be. Even if we just cut all of it in half. That way the other nations are still getting money from us but just not as much. Also, we would have a whole lot more money here to fix things. Of course, I know if we did that these other countries would start in even more loudly than they are now about how the ?U.S. should do more for us because they are so rich and we are so poor.? Well, they hate us already so what would it matter if they did start yelling louder?

Now, do I think we could or should do this? I don?t know but it sure is getting more tempting? What do you guys think?


(The email sent to me)
How they vote in the United Nations:

Below are the actual voting records of various Arabic/Islamic States which are recorded in both the US State Department and United Nations records:

Kuwait votes against the United States 67% of the time
Qatar votes against the United States 67% of the time
Morocco votes against the United States 70% of the time
United Arab Emirates votes against the U. S. 70% of the time.
Jordan votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Tunisia votes against the United States 71% of the time.
Saudi Arabia votes against the United States 73% of the time.
Yemen votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Algeria votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Oman votes against the United States 74% of the time.
Sudan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Pakistan votes against the United States 75% of the time.
Libya votes against the United States 76% of the time.
Egypt votes against the United States 79% of the time.
Lebanon votes against the United States 80% of the time.
India votes against the United States 81% of the time.
Syria votes against the United States 84% of the time.
Mauritania votes against the United States 87% of the time

U S Foreign Aid to those that hate us:

Egypt, after voting 79% of the time against the United States, still receives $2 billion annually in US Foreign Aid.

Jordan votes 71% against the United States, and receives $192,814,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

Pakistan votes 75% against the United States, and receives $6,721,000 annually in US Foreign Aid.

India votes 81% against the United States, and receives $143,699,000 annually.

Well, you get the idea .......

Perhaps it's time to get out of the U.N. and give the tax savings back to the American workers who are skimping and sacrificing to pay the taxes they receive as aid, and to buy their oil.
Disgusting isn't it?

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"The results of this tally were even worse (from a U.S. perspective) than the message quoted above indicates, with the countries named voting contrary to the U.S. position on U.N. resolutions an aggregate 88% of the time. (Even though India is neither Arab nor particularly Islamic, we included it in our chart because the widely-circulated e-mailed list did.)
Country Times Voted With U.S. Times Voted Against U.S. % of Votes Against U.S.
Kuwait 10 61 86%
Qatar 9 64 88%
Morocco 8 62 89%
United Arab Emirates 8 61 88%
Jordan 9 64 88%
Tunisia 8 63 89%
Saudi Arabia 7 62 90%
Yemen 9 64 88%
Algeria 9 63 88%
Oman 9 63 88%
Sudan 10 60 86%
Pakistan 9 59 87%
Libya 8 63 89%
Egypt 10 63 86%
Lebanon 7 62 90%
India 14 52 79%
Syria 7 59 89%
Mauritania 7 63 90%" http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/outrage/unvote.asp

(Note: I'm not sure how to format the table in here like it was from Snopes but you can click on the link above and read their whole page.)

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my pleasure

by heml0ck In reply to heml0ck,

Just because Canada and the US don't always see eye to eye doesn't mean a lack of support, just different priorities.

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And some people wonder. . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Countries in the UN again ...

...why I hate the United Nations.

And to think, we pay 25 percent of the costs to keep it operating!

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Actually Max

by Tig2 In reply to And some people wonder. . ...

Isn't that figure higher? We provide the land the building stands on even though we have no legal power inside that building. As the building stands on some prime real estate and I do not believe that the UN pays taxes for the increasing value of that land, doesn't that impact the actual costs we pay?

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Not to mention. . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to Actually Max

....thirty one (31) percent of the peacekeeping costs.

AND

The largest donor to UNICEF

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25% of direct cost + 100% of the utilities...

by X-MarCap In reply to Actually Max

Thanks New York...

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Don't be so stupid, Max.

by Oz_Media In reply to And some people wonder. . ...

That's no different than saying, they don't like me, so it's no wonder I've always said I don't like them.

Perhaps the whole issue is that your government has chastized teh UN for EVERYTHING they have ever done, though GWB does play a good lie when he says how much he trusts and relies on the UN.

Your citizens are mainly oppsed to the UN too.

So to reverse your clever comment, poerhaps THEY vote against you BECASE you don't like them. And yet you see it as the other way around, how convenient. Obviously a completely irrelevant and inapplicable comment on yor part.

Unless you can prove that the chicken came before the egg, of course.

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And I think that's a stupid thing to say

by maxwell edison In reply to Don't be so stupid, Max.

So you think I'm stupid, I think you're stupid. What else is new?

I will add this, however. I've been harping on the inept and corrupt United Nations for years, and you know it. This particular discussion had nothing to do with forming my opinion.

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No, the comment was unreasonable

by Oz_Media In reply to And I think that's a stup ...

Okay, to rephrase, YOU are not stupied per se but the fact that people are actually seeing something in the stats posted is crazy.

As Julian said, WHAT were the issues they voted on? Judging by the countries opposed, I assume it ws not health care for Iraqi's, better water systems in Kuwait etc. The US is very imposing to most other countries, the US is KNOWN for trying to throw it' sweight around and these countries feel constantly bullied. I am sure you would see similar stats toward Canada and England too. Whomever is trying to impose a nw law or sanction against another country is NOT going to see too many supporting votes.

It would be more relevant and constructive to se ehow many FREINDLY nations, ALLIES were opposed. Not starving third world countires where you have imposed restrictions or other sanctions against then.

If you were always telling us what our government canand cannot do, we wouldn't be voting in your favouir too often either.

And for you to say "they don't like us but I've NEVER liked them because they don't like us" is ridiculous. MAYE they never liked you BEACSUE you don't like them. Who punched first? Again, chicken or the egg?

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The answer is. . . . . . .

by maxwell edison In reply to No, the comment was unrea ...
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The question

by jdclyde In reply to The answer is. . . . . . ...

A chicken and an egg are laying in bed.

The chicken sits up and lights a smoke.

The egg says "Well, I guess we answered that one..."

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