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    United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Breitbart.tv United Nations Investigator Launches Probe Into US Housing Crisis
    The New York Times: The United Nations has assigned an official, “a special rapporteur on the right to adequate housing,” to check the city’s affordable housing. The rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik, is to tour the city for the next three days with housing advocates and city officials to “hear the voices of those who are suffering on the ground,” she said.
    "Right to adequate housing"...

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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    How the hell is this legal? The UN seriously needs to stay the **** out of our economic problems.
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    How the hell is this legal? The UN seriously needs to stay the **** out of our economic problems.
    Chevy, you need to get with the Obamatimes man, let go your old ways of thinking and embrace the future of world governance, it's for your children after all!
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Maybe we should stop funding the U.N.....
    Then she could go look for a real job...
    The money could be better used elsewhere.....

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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Why is this in breaking news? At best it should be News 2.0. A blog like thing with a youtube link is hardly mainstream media.

    Fact, the person in question has been doing this job since 2008 all around the world. The position has been in place for a very very long time. Her job is pretty simple, namely to investigate, monitor and recommend solutions to human rights problems within her mandated area. And in this case on adequate housing. So it is basically a fact finding mission in New York to see the good and bad of the US housing market and to see if it can be improved or/and if possible human rights violations are occurring... note the possible. From this she gathers experience that she will pass on to other nations when she visits them. She has done this in many countries around the world including many western countries. Hey, who knows, maybe the New York officials might learn a thing or two from her experience.

    There is nothing sinister about it, but you would not know that if you trusted the OP source would you.. Things like this is done all the time. US congressmen go on fact finding missions to other countries and we rarely hear a peep about it now do we?
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    How the hell is this legal? The UN seriously needs to stay the **** out of our economic problems.

    Well, unfortunately, our economic problems are dragging down the rest of the world with it. (and vise versa)

    It's not just *us* apart from *them* - worldwide issues are effected, directly or indirectly, by what we do.

    Now, I still feel that this situations isn't worthy of a "UN investigation" ... but one cannot deny that we're not an isolated country.
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Well, unfortunately, our economic problems are dragging down the rest of the world with it. (and vise versa)

    It's not just *us* apart from *them* - worldwide issues are effected, directly or indirectly, by what we do.

    Now, I still feel that this situations isn't worthy of a "UN investigation" ... but one cannot deny that we're not an isolated country.
    I agree that we arent an isolated country but if a US bank has committed something illegal according to US laws than only US lawyers should look into it. The UN has no business in this.
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    I agree that we arent an isolated country but if a US bank has committed something illegal according to US laws than only US lawyers should look into it. The UN has no business in this.
    I agree, absolutely, with that.

    I think this action (from the UN) reflects widespread distrust that other countries have in us ... not necessarily the citizens, but in our government and corporations, etc.
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    Its not a criminal investigation, its not even an investigation that can result in anything legally binding for the US or anyone. If you all bothered to look into the case instead of believing so called media source you would quickly see that there is nothing evil or anything about it. For god sakes people you are making a mountain out of an ant hill here.
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    Re: United nations investigator launches probe into us housing crisis

    The Indypendent Exclusive: U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Speaks with the Indypendent

    Raquel Rolnick: This is an official mission of the Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing. The Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing was appointed by the U.N. Human Rights Council in order to monitor the implementation of the right to adequate housing in the world. And in order to do that, the instruments that the Special Rapporteur has as an independent expert, one of the instruments is doing fact-finding trips that we call missions, to different countries, in order to meet both with official government and non-government and community and see what’s going on in the country in this specific topic, the specific right to adequate housing and then report back to the Human Rights Council.
    RR: First, which is not so clear to everyone, adequate housing is a human right. Second, today, now, it’s time to go forward, to implement that. I think that few countries in the world have the conditions to do that. And U.S. is one of them.
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