International joke

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 29, 2011

From the "I can't make this stuff up" files:

The Conference on Disarmament held a plenary meeting this morning in which the Democratic People's Republic of Korea assumed the presidency of the Conference and members bid farewell to the departing ambassadors from Canada and the United Kingdom.

In his initial address to the Conference as president, So Se Pyong of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea said that he was very much committed to the Conference and during his presidency he welcomed any sort of constructive proposals that strengthened the work and credibility of the body. He was ready to work closely with all members to provide the grounds for strengthening their work. As president, he would be guided by the Rules of Procedure and take into account the position of each delegation to find common ground on substantive issues and procedural matters as well. With their support and cooperation, he would do everything in his capacity to move the Conference on Disarmament forward.

The Orwellian-named Democratic People's Republic of Korea is more commonly known as "North Korea." Yes, the same North Korea that's been selling nuclear missile technology to whoever can pay.

And we should treat the U.N. with respect why exactly?


Interesting. From Douglass's remarks:

"Why, what is the matter with us? Are we going to palliate and excuse a palpable and flagrant outrage on the right of speech, by implying that only a particular description of persons should exercise that right?"

And in walks @ElieNYC.

Pradheep J. Shanker @Neoavatara

Actually... It is.

Unless you admit you don't believe in equality.

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