Re: How I would change the U.N.
- On 3 Feb 2007, at 23:23, David Hobby wrote:
> Doug wrote:Nice cerise uniforms with lots of braid. And pointy hats with
>> Just off the top of my head:
> And if I were an evil dictator, I'd:
>> I'd add another legislative body that consisted of elected
>> representatives from each country.
> Make sure my henchmen won the elections in my country.
>> I'd give it the ability to tax international commerce to fund itself.
> Let you go ahead with that. I do lots of off-the-books smuggling,
>> I'd allow it to accept volunteers for its peacekeeping force that
>> would then owe allegiance to no single nation.
> The volunteers from my country would need to send money home
> to support the families that stayed behind. I wouldn't even
> have to point out that "accidents do happen", my reputation
> would make that clear.
horsehair plumes. And funny marching.
William T Goodall
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