[extropy-chat] Restructuring the UN [was urban sprawl as defense]

Brian Lee brian_a_lee at hotmail.com
Sat Aug 28 23:24:01 UTC 2004

I think any time you try to say that one country speaks for some other 
segment you're going to get into trouble. For example, the current security 
council has the non-permanent slots sort of assigned by geography (that's 
why Syria is currently holding a seat).

But saying that Brazil speaks for Latin America would certainly piss of 
Mexico (or vice versa). As well as saying Egypt speaks for Africa or 
Indonesia speaks for Muslims, etc.

The SC can't be much more ineffectual as it currently is so you may as well 
leave France and Britain. It's not like they really matter that much.


>From: Adrian Tymes <wingcat at pacbell.net>
>To: ExI chat list <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org>
>Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Restructuring the UN [was urban sprawl as 
>Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 11:08:03 -0700 (PDT)
>--- "J. Andrew Rogers" <andrew at ceruleansystems.com>
> > On Aug 28, 2004, at 10:52 AM, Adrian Tymes wrote:
> > > Brazil speaks for the Spanish
> >
> > You better put on your asbestos suit...
>Did I say "Spanish"?  I meant "Latin America".
>Sorry, my mistake.  (And if Spanish per se is
>desired, extend to the top 11 and you've got Mexico.)
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