A Spanner in the Works. Here We Go.

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  1. skunk macrumors G4

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    http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-08-25-voa50.cfm

    Fancy that! Is this the end of consensus politics? Or did that die in 2003, with the invasion of Iraq?
     
  2. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i'm kinda surprised it took even this long for bolton to toss that spanner.
     
  3. miloblithe macrumors 68020

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    "As a matter of cosmic history, it has always been easier to destroy than to create."

    Ah. Wrath of Khan. Have you ever steered us wrong?

    Great. So let's destroy the UN, ICC, CTBT, Kyoto, transatlantic alliance...

    The frightening thing to me is that it seems like Reagan/Bush W. policies are dead set on armageddon.

    OK. That's a little hyperbolic.
     
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    I hope that the U.N. (unlike Congress) will not knuckle under to this neo-con pressure and agree to some half-assed, watered down version of the reform plan.

    It'd serve Bush right if no reforms are carried out because the U.N. spends the next three years sparring with Bush's minions on this issue. Suck for the rest of the world, though.
     
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    The only thing that suprises me about this is that other Americans know what spanner in the works means.
     
  6. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    :D
     
  7. tristan macrumors 6502a

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    What's wrong with the Millenium Development Goals? That's the good stuff that the UN is supposed to be doing - working on issues like education, child mortality, poverty etc. Sure, I understand the arguments against the ICC, but how can you be against the Millenium Goals? That's nuts.
     
  8. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Nuts is all that bunch of WH monkeys understands. There's not much wrong with the Landmines Treaty or the ICC either. If the UK can stomach signing up to it, why not the US? Is the Pentagon admitting that your armed forces are that much more difficult to control, or that they are simply incapable of understanding the Geneva Conventions?
     
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    I doubt much will get done in the UN. The US pretty much has final say on much of what happens. Thus, if we don't want any action, nothing happens but a bunch of talking.
    Well we do seem to have a tendency to torture people that might make explaining some actions to the ICC difficult. I don't think the ICC would buy the argument that everything is OK because we cook them pilaf the way the American public does.
     
  10. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    How does the American public cook pilaf?
     
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    That would be Spaniard shirley.
     
  12. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Manuel wrench?
     
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    Is that a rasclaat with a ratchet?
     
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    2 Tablespoons butter
    1/2 onion, chopped
    1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
    2 pinches Kosher salt
    2 cups long grain rice
    2-3/4 cups chicken broth
    2 strips orange zest
    Pinch of saffron strands, steeped in 1/4 cup hot water
    1 bay leaf
    1-1/2 cups frozen peas, thawed
    Golden raisins and pistachios for garnish

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)

    In a heavy, wide, lidded pan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add the onion, red pepper, and kosher salt. Sweat the onions and peppers until aromatic, stirring constantly. Add the rice and stir to coat. Continue stirring until the rice smells nutty. Add chicken broth, orange zest, saffron and water, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Stir once, then cover pan with moistened dish towel (or tea towel). Place lid on pan and fold towel corners over lid. Bake for 15 minutes. Then rest at room temperature for 10 to 20 minutes without removing the cover.

    Meanwhile, simmer peas in salted water until heated through, or heat in a microwave.

    Remove lid from rice and turn out onto a platter. Add peas and fluff with a large fork. Add raisins and pistachios.

    Torture and serve.​

    Of course, I'm just one American. ;)
     
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  18. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    So was Uncle Ben...
    :)
     
  19. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Any relation to Edith Pilaf?
     
  20. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    No. Nephew of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
     
  21. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Was that before he converted?
     
  22. skunk thread starter macrumors G4

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    Yes, now she's his niece.
     
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    Is she related to Condoleeza Rice?? :p
     
  24. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    1. Open box
    2. Follow directions
    3. Screw it up
    4. Ask wife to do it.

    You do it the hard way. :)
     
  25. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Does that make her brother an only child?
     

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