It is now official; the United Nations has officially voted to end its scrutiny of Belarus and Cuba, while placing Israel under the equivalent of permanent indictment: http://blog.unwatch.org/?p=59#more-59. It has also weakened the ability of organizations to monitor or criticize its activities.
Not surprisiginly, Australia, Canada and the United States were among seven countries to vote against the changes. More distressingly, 165 others voted in favour of them, including the entire membership of the European Union.
How much more proof do we need that the U.N. is a disgrace? I don't know of any Presidential Candidate who has proposed pulling the United States out of this face of an organization, or turfing out of New York City. If any of the Ron Paulites are still monitoring my blog, could you let me know if your guy is in favour of this? If so, we will have found our second point of agreement (that and putting the U.S. back on the Gold Standard for its currency).