Originally posted by jsobecky
Mayet, where is the conflict of interest? Rumsfeld did the right thing by recusing himself. I just don't see a conflict.
he only just recused himself now...this has been going on a lot longer. And to be honest he shouldn't be in such a high powered position with huge
stocks and interests in corporate companies like so. Major Conflict of Interest for the defence secretary of the USA. Corporate world or politics.
Politicians get paid well so they dont have to worry about side jobs and other interrests. This is the government we talking. The Government should be
away from any sort of interests other than the country and not just conflicts of interest.
and Jsobecky.. you never seem to see anything wrong with the way things are happening with your Government. Why is this? Do you feel your government
should be above all laws and a law unto themselves? do you feel your government should indeed become the be all power of the world? Do you feel your
government should be allowed to break rules and make them up as they go along?
I like Americans but I don't like the way i see the administration walking all over the rest of the world and the American people seemingly blind to
# 1) Which is the only country in the world to have dropped bombs on over twenty different countries since 1945?
# 2) Which is the only country to have used nuclear weapons?
# 3) Which country was responsible for a car bomb which killed 80 civilians in Beirut in 1985, in a botched assassination attempt, thereby making it
the most lethal terrorist bombing in modern Middle East history?
# 4) Which country's illegal bombing of Libya in 1986 was described by the UN Legal Committee as a "classic case" of terrorism?
# 5) Which country rejected the order of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to terminate its "unlawful use of force" against Nicaragua in
1986, and then vetoed a UN Security Council resolution calling on all states to observe international law?
# 6) Which country was accused by a UN-sponsored commission of providing "direct and indirect support" for "acts of genocide" against the Mayan
Indians in Guatemala during the 1980s?
# 7) Which country unilaterally withdrew from the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty in December 2001?
# 8) Which country renounced the efforts to negotiate a verification process for the Biological Weapons Convention and brought an international
conference on the matter to a halt in July 2001?
# 9) Which country prevented the United Nations from curbing the gun trade at a small arms conference in July 2001?
# 10) Aside from Somalia, which is the only other country in the world to have refused to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child?
# 11) Which is the only Western country which allows the death penalty to be applied to children?
# 12) Which is the only G7 country to have refused to sign the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty, forbidding the use of landmines?
# 13) Which is the only G7 country to have voted against the creation of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 1998?
# 14) Which was the only other country to join with Israel in opposing a 1987 General Assembly resolution condemning international terrorism?
# 15) Which country refuses to fully pay its debts to the United Nations yet reserves its right to veto United Nations resolutions?
Questions You Won't Find In Trivial Pursuit
I found this quiz above while I was looking for some trivia questions for my kids and I really was amazed. Shocked really, it has made me sit back and
think hard about my preconceived ideas of my Government and yours.
I am sure some of the acts above can be excused but not all of them and certainly not the peoples attitude that American Administration is some
shining star example of how it should be. Because Quite frankly it's not.
Someone in chat said to me yesterday about a bumper sticker they saw that said
I love my Country....its the government I don't trust.
You were given the constitution and given the right to bear arms against the government of the day. But in New Orleans recently we saw martial law
declared and the guns confiscated. The constitution was overriden. Rumsfeld is still in charge of quarantine....take your medicine or I will shoot
you? He has already said the guns will be taken.
[edit on 30-10-2005 by Mayet]