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    ANGELINA JOLIE has told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland she is ashamed the US has yet to sign a United Nations charter on protecting children's rights.

    The actress is speaking at the event as a goodwill ambassador for the UN refugee agency.

    She said today (27JAN05), "I am absolutely ashamed Washington has not formally ratified the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
    "Being an American I think it's horrible. I think Congress should ratify that. If we really care about that how dare we not ratify it?"
    Although the US signed the convention in 1995, it has yet to ratify the treaty, the only country besides Somalia yet to have done so.
    From her platform Jolie also spoke of her first experiences at refugee camps: "It was a whole different world for me.

    "Children should have an education. People should have a right to seek asylum. This has become very important to me."

    Earlier during her address to the World Economic Forum Jolie warned those present not to be starstruck by her.

    Jolie is in Davos, Switzerland, in her position as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations refugee agency.

    She spoke at the forum to lobby for the increase in humanitarian efforts in war-torn areas such as Afghanistan, and urged business leaders and politicians at the meeting not to be dazzled by her celebrity presence.

    Jolie said, "I just think if I can ask anything it's for everybody in this room, including myself, to stay focused on the issues.

    "To follow up on Darfur, to watch what is happening in the courts, to follow up on Nepal ... on Afghanistan."

    In other news Ms Jolie and fiance Brad Pitt met with UN Secretary General KOFI ANNAN at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Wednesday (25JAN06) - fuelling speculation he is to be made a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

    The actor and girlfriend ANGELINA JOLIE - already a goodwill ambassador - talked with Annan after he addressed world business leaders at the forum.

    Annan has admitted he is considering giving Pitt the high-profile role. Pitt is a dedicated charity campaigner, working alongside Jolie and famously donating 40 orthopaedic beds to a hospital in Islamabad in earthquake-ravaged Pakistan last month (DEC05)

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    Default Re: Angelina Jolie feels shame for US Children's rights

    that's to true though. the US should be ashamed. but most people aren't even aware of the convention, or that the US is the only country with somalia that hasn't ratified.
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    Default Re: Angelina Jolie feels shame for US Children's rights

    I don't generally side with Bush's cabinet policies, but...

    There is invariably some kind of extra clause in that "Convention on
    the Rights of the Child" that has NOTHING to do with protecting children
    and EVERYTHING to do with infringing on American sovereignty
    or taking American donor cash into Swiss bank accounts owned
    by businessmen overseas that profit from child labor, which
    the UN seems powerless to investigate, much less actually hinder.

    (It's like a politician writing the "Air Pollution Reduction Act," and
    making Clause 55 a pay raise or a tax deduction for every senator
    retroactive to 2002. If you vote against that sneaky pay raise,
    that "rider", you're suddenly "against" reducing pollution!
    Damn your ass!)

    SO without having read it, I'm willing to bet big money that
    the 1989 UN Convention is full of riders designed to impose
    rules on the US that no other country can morally impose.
    Further remarks like this and Angelina will be branded an idiot
    on a global scale
    . And then there's THIS jewel:

    Earlier during her address to the World Economic Forum Jolie warned those present not to be starstruck by her.
    Those people are probably billionaires, dumbass! They put their
    mistresses in movies in their own countries! They probably figured
    Mangelina was some producer's "protege" and they aren't starstruck;
    they're probably just wondering how much they should offer her
    for sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ourmaninBusan
    SO without having read it, I'm willing to bet big money that the 1989 UN Convention is full of riders designed to impose rules on the US that no other country can morally impose. Further remarks like this and Angelina will be branded an idiot on a global scale. And then there's THIS jewel:

    Those people are probably billionaires, dumbass! They put their
    mistresses in movies in their own countries! They probably figured
    Mangelina was some producer's "protege" and they aren't starstruck;
    they're probably just wondering how much they should offer her
    for sex.

    , I think she is already considered a joke and probably an idiot already worldwide with that panel discussion. I have never seen such mediocrity when it comes to intelligence or even knowledge of issues you are supposedly championing. She is a joke if you ask me, but of course, only in America do we celebrate mediocrity and idiocy especially when it comes packaged in a pretty face. Of course most other countries would never do that, and especially when she goes on there, and speaks like she is America's mouthpiece.

    The one about the billonaires was hilarious. Like I said th eother time, I bet some of heads of states would just laugh at her, and wonder how well she might suck them if given the opportunity.........

    Oh and one more thing, why is she ashamed of the US?? Does she even know what signing the charter will do to our autonomy as a nation. You know th emore I think about it, the more I realize that the woman is indeed even a lot less intelligent than I initially thought. I wonder what all the people in congress think about her and her so-called cause after she blabbed about being ashamed of her country when she doesn't have all the facts.

    She needs to move anyhow back to England or another country, we don't even need her.
    Last edited by Octopussy; January 29th, 2006 at 03:59 PM.

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