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New 7 Wonders of the World – All Fools Rush In

The New 7 Wonders of the World campaign is at its zenith and the result will be announced on 07/07/07. Wonders of the World is something that is to be decided by the representatives from all the nations in the world. The only organization that represents all the nations in the world is United Nations. So what is UNESCO, the cultural arm of the United Nations, saying about the New 7 Wonders of the World?
In order to avoid any damaging confusion, UNESCO wishes to reaffirm that there is no link whatsoever between UNESCO's World Heritage programme, which aims to protect world heritage, and the current campaign concerning "The New 7 Wonders of the World".

If UNESCO is not involved on what criteria was the present 20 list of wonders selected.
The entire New 7 Wonders of the World program is accessible only to people with internet and mobile or telephone connections. What about the opinion of billions of people who do not have access to internet, mobile or telephone?
The New Seven Wonders of the World selection is being made by free and paid votes, through telephone or online. So if a nation or individual is willing to buy votes, it is readily available. Where is the impartiality in the new 7 wonders campaign?
Who is monitoring the votes? Who will count the votes and make sure that results are not engineered. Since the entire process is taking place on the internet, who will make sure that hackers have not engineered the results?
Egypt called the entire campaign absurd. Immediately, the pyramid of Giza was removed from the voting list and was given special status – an Honorary New7Wonders Candidate. What if any losing nation protests? Will they too be given some new status?
The New Seven Wonders of the World is a proposed revision of the Seven Wonders of the World, organized by a Swiss-based, for-profit corporation called New Open World Corporation (NOWC). They are not answerable to anyone. They can engineer results and they can be partisan. This Swiss based firm is a ‘for profit corporation’, it simply means profits are involved and this is a business.
Through a cleverly manipulated media hype and with the help of some foolish politicians, Swiss businessman Bernard Weber who runs the project has become a billionaire. He did not force anyone to vote? He did not force anyone to buy vote? He did not force anyone to buy promotional items that are on sale on the New 7 Wonders website. But millions of people around the world voted, paid to vote, brought promotional items and the two dollar certificate of proof that one has voted. Mr Bernard Weber has created a great business platform for future merchandising and several travel related businesses.
I envy you Mr Bernard Weber.
With the help of a good event management company, I would love to soon kick-off The New 10 Wonders of the world. The results will be declared on 10/10/10.