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United Nations drinking problem continues
« on: March 09, 2013, 05:38:24 PM »

I wonder what these professionals do after work.

Diplomat Calls for End to Drunkenness During U.N. Negotiations
more at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/nyregion/diplomat-calls-for-end-to-drunkenness-at-un.html?partner=rss&emc=rss&smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1&
By MARC SANTORA

UNITED NATIONS — When the United Nations began renovating its Manhattan headquarters in 2009, one of the first casualties of the construction was the storied Delegate’s Lounge, where for decades the delicate work of diplomacy was aided by a good stiff drink.

The loss of the bar led to protest from diplomats and their staffs, and a temporary outpost was soon established.

That bar is also now gone, but the thirst for liquor at the United Nations is apparently still strong.

This week, an American diplomat offered what he called a “modest proposal” that he hoped would speed along the United Nations’ notoriously protracted budgetary proceedings. He asked delegates to put a cork in it.

“The negotiation rooms should in future be an inebriation-free zone,” the diplomat, Joseph M. Torsella, said.

So far, there seems little chance the suggestion will lead to any change in behavior.
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 07:21:17 PM »

So, our peacekeepers find the job easier when they're tanked. I'm sure they like going to work better if they know free drinks are being served! LOL
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 08:25:56 PM »

They drink.

They get drunk.

They have diplomatic immunity so they can't get in trouble for drinking no matter what.

What is the problem again?

Plus it must piss off the Muslims - so that is just an added bonus.
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2013, 09:47:23 AM »

Many Muslims are allowed to do it in secret -

they have secret bars that also double as brothels in many cities...
(They figure if you're going to sin - may as well go all the way)
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2013, 10:45:32 AM »

Does that mean that Muslims recognize the law "What happens in the bush stays in the bush?"
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2013, 12:27:14 PM »

So, our peacekeepers find the job easier when they're tanked. I'm sure they like going to work better if they know free drinks are being served! LOL


Doesn't everyone... 8*
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013, 05:41:00 PM »

Does that mean that Muslims recognize the law "What happens in the bush stays in the bush?"

Personally, I like it shaved. ;D
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013, 06:47:02 PM »

Personally, I like it shaved. ;D

Yeah but then you can't blame it on the "Bush"... ;D
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013, 07:08:08 PM »

Either way, it tastes the same.
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013, 07:58:25 PM »

Either way, it tastes the same.

Very true.
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2013, 05:20:03 AM »

Either way, it tastes the same.

Yeah, but if it's shaved, you get to save a lot of money on toothpicks.   ;)
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Re: United Nations drinking problem continues
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2013, 07:04:17 AM »

As the saying goes.......It's all good!
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