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  1. Harry Boy

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    Why do American Liberal Left Wing Socialist Democrats love a piece of Sh!t like this Annan guy and show so much Hatred for their own President
    Liberals supposedly "Care For The Poor" look what one of their Idols is doing to some poor family.

    Disgraceful:
    As Secretary-General Annan prepares to leave his post at the United Nations, a mystery is surfacing surrounding his apartment on Roosevelt Island, subsidized by New York taxpayers, which is still in use by the family of his brother, Kobina Annan.

    The apartment was where Mr. Annan and his wife lived before 1997, when he became secretary-general. The Roosevelt Island home is part of an estate of low-rent state-regulated housing. For years, the Annans saved considerable sums by occupying an apartment meant to help financially strapped low- to moderate-income New York families.

    http://www.nysun.com/article/45403

    KOFFI ANNAN EVEN LOOKS LIKE A "SLINKY WEASLE"
     
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    Look at how many socialists were against repealing rent control in Cambridge and Boston because they might have to give their one up.
     
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    This won't get much pub. The MSM won't report on this like it would if the principles were different. Were it an American politician, or if it were John Bolton per say, it would be topical news. It's Kofi Annan and the UN though, so don't expect much.

    The effective New York state subsidies for such an apartment appear to be large. Roosevelt Island sits in the East River, with a view of the United Nations. The residences are part of a quiet enclave with a riverside promenade, just a few minutes from high-rent Midtown. The apartment in question, a three-bedroom unit on the ninth floor, appears from the outside to have a river view looking out on Manhattan. At market rates, according to local real estate agents, a three-bedroom apartment on the island currently rents for about $4,500 a month.

    A subsidized apartment, like the one linked to the Annans, rents for less than half that amount, or just under $2,000 a month. While some allowance might be made for wear and tear, the current effective taxpayer subsidy for the Annan apartment could, by a conservative estimate, amount to upward of $10,000 a year, or even as much as twice that, which, over a decade, adds up to a significant sum.

    Telephone records show that Kofi Annan first moved into Mitchell-Lama housing around 1978, which suggests that by the time he moved out in 1996, he may have secured state subsidized rental rates for himself for a period as long as 18 years — depending on what he did with the apartment while working in Switzerland for part of the 1980s. Over the decade since he moved out, this reporter suggests that a conservative estimate of the effective New York taxpayers' subsidy for whoever has held the lease there during that time would add up to well over $100,000.

    Exact details are hard to come by. Mitchell-Lama authorities, while willing to disclose rental rates, said the identities of individual leaseholders are confidential. The various Annans involved, including the secretary-general, his brother, and his sister-in-law, have refused to answer all but a few questions related to the apartment. Queries to Kofi Annan's U.N. office asking for such details as whether and when he gave up the lease and how the apartment passed to his brother's family elicited no reply beyond an email from the secretary-general's spokesman saying Mr. Annan "has always lived within his means" and that during Mr. Annan's many years in New York, "he has always been a law-abiding resident."

    Kobina Annan, reached last week by phone at the Ghanaian embassy in Rabat, Morocco, was briefly willing to talk, saying, "That's my apartment. I still live in New York, and I go on and off."

    He added: "While I'm not there, my son lives there." But when then asked how long he had held the lease, he abruptly hung up.
     
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    No Resonse MSM,
    Thats right and there won't be much response here either, the only thing that is on the media's agenda now is, GET BUSH - GET BUSH.

    They smell blood and they are closing in, Bush Beat Them And Humiliated Them and they will never get over it.

    Kennedy/Kerry/Hillary said, "Saddam Has To Go"---SADDAM IS GONE.
     
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    Here's a guy who's been stealing from NYC taxpayers, while screwing some lower income family, yet no one will hold him to the fire. Total joke. Typical UN crony.
     
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    A couple of things. First, what does Bush have to do with us discussing the fraud that is Kofi Annan. Your mention of Bush implies that you are defending Annan. Are you?

    Second, what are those links supposed to prove? Don't post a link without citing your position. If GW is indeed corrupt, then send his azz to jail. Same with Kofi. Again though, a thread about Apples, turns into another GW, Iraq war rant. How surprising.
     
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    I'm not ready to accuse Annan of anything yet. The article doesn't say he did anything illegal, just possibly something unethical: "No one is saying that any of the Annans have broken the law; the regulations for Mitchell-Lama housing allow a certain amount of flexibility once applicants have obtained a lease."

    Certainly, even you could agree that many prominent people of all political persuasions fit into the category of engaging in questionable ethical beavhior. Even Bush. Clearly the thread was started as a backdoor to UN bashing, but it introduced a double standard, where anything Annan does reflects moral bankruptcy, while Bush and his cronies can clean up (perhaps legally) off inside deals and taxpayer monies, but that doesn't seem to bother people like you, Harry Boy, or the other Republihacks.

    Again, I'm simply trying to point out a double standard. Given what the article said (which I wonder if you read), it appears that the righties are trying to hold Annan to a higher standard than they hold Bush.
     
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    Harry Reid & Bush want to send more troops to Iraq.

    We should round up all the Illegal Aliens in America, give them a gun and send them to Iraq then tell them that the ones that make it back can stay (free food stamps for ten years)
     
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    i have a better idea... how about we round up all the righties who want war in the first place (there must be 100K of them left), send them to do the fighting that only they can "justify," and if they actually "win", we'll all adopt their neocon principles of american military might and corporate class division... hooray!

    i mean, is there a single family member of the PNAC cabal actually fighting their own war? or is that merely for the rest of America to fight for them?
     
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    Not sure what MSM you read, but it was all over the place yesterday.. maybe this is what they want you to think that it is not reported...
     
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    Again, as usual you cannot keep a thread honest. You, and most others in here, always have to turn a thread about apples into one about oranges. If you want to criticize GW's ethics, then start a thread about it. We were clearly talking Kofi Annan. Of course because you love the UN & Kofi, you have to mention a man you despise, GW, and diss the party opposite yours, republihaks. Kofi Annan is a crud piece of Sh!t. He's a fraud and fony like most other UN officials. He should be criticized as should all other unethical, evil, and criminal public servants, regardless of their affiliation. That you cannot bring yourself to criticize non-right of center people or organizations, is quite sad.
     
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    You know, I think the only reason you're making that accusation is because in the thread about Patrick's inauguration, I pointed out how the righties turned it into a thread about people of color. I cannot take seriously an accusation about Annan's ethical lapses (if there were any), when many of you ignore or defend the ethical lapses of Bush and other Republicans. By contrasting your treatment of Annan with your treatment of Bush, I hoped to point out your hypocrisy. Instead, quite understandably, you're running and hiding and trying to change the discussion into something about forum etiquette. Pathetic.

    And, yes, I'm very pro-UN, but unlike you, understand the UN is only as strong as its membership allows it to be. It's one of the weaknesses of a democratic system. If the US and other nations were more pro-UN, it follows logically that the UN would be stronger than it is. As is, in poorer parts of world, especially in those countries that work with the UN, it has done enormous good in terms of health and welfare. It has not been effective in war zones because it does not have troops. But, of course, this is falling on deaf ears, since your big issue now is thread etiquette. LOL.
     
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    ERRRR! Wrong again Patters. I hack people who deserve it, regardless of color, party, race, or creed. I don't even think I posted in the Patrick thread. So get your posters straight. I criticized all the hacks in the corupt congress. Too bad you didn't do the same. You tried to defend that Jefferson looser, as you did Studds & Frank.

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    So basically you excuse ineptness, coruption, and unethical behavior when it's done by someone, or some entity, that you support. I see. What a shocker there. It's too bad your such a fraud. You seem intelligent and well intentioned.
    What is wrong for one is wrong for another. When the UN scams money from a food program, and women and children die because of it, don't excuse them as victims of a democratic process. When an organization designed to help those in need, stands by idley while women and children are savagely exterminated in places like Rwanda, it's the process's fault, not the leaders'. Do you know much about what the UN does, did, and is currently doing?

    Probably not.

    BTW, before you lable me, understand that I believe in the idea of a United Nations. I think it's purpose is obvious, and essential. My issues with the UN is that it is utterly useless, and serves no purpose as currently constituted. When you put nations like Cuba, Syria, and China on your Human Rights Council, you are a joke. Period.
     
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    Jefferson and his "Frozen Money" boy don't the Neo Libs hate to talk about that one.
     

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