Skip to comments.Agenda 21 Action Thread
Posted on 03/23/2012 4:34:41 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
A few days ago I realized that we who are participating on the Agenda 21 thread have amassed an impressive amount of data and links which are quite important for the educating of anyone who is wondering what Agenda 21 is all about.
There is absolutely no question in the minds of any of our participants at this stage that Agenda 21 is real, and is NOT a tin-foil hat conspiracy. There are quite a number of people on this forum who were way ahead of us, and have been quite patient with us while some (like myself) have played catch-up.
The link to the original Agenda 21 thread, with all the previous data, links, and discussion can be found here:
With this new thread, I am proposing that we continue our practice of collecting data and links to relevant articles, but I would also like to see discussions and brainstorming, advice, ideas, on WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT IT?? Nuts and Bolts. Baby steps. Giant steps. Letters to the editor. Letters to representatives. After action reports. Putting into practice the overcoming of the Delphi Techniques practiced by Sustainability Meeting Facilitators. Ways to educate our fellow citizens. Etc.
What say you?
Rural areas are the most conservative.
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I could tell that I was putting ideas into their minds that they had never considered before. I do hope for their sake and ours that they follow through with taking over a city council meeting to debate Agenda 21.
I have forgotten what their comment was when I informed them that Alabama has forbidden A-21 statewide. Kind of a Really? WOW! remark. maybe that gave them some hope.
Haven’t had an A21 update since early October. Still on the case ?
Checking in at last at the Agenda 21 desk after working (as we all are) to find a new balance after things went sideways on November 6. My apologies for the long hiatus.
Following are some information and some of the articles with the agenda21 key word posted on FreeRepublic.com recently. Related topics are also included. If I have missed some important ones (and I’m sure I have) please post them to this thread. If you have any after action reports please DO post them and let me know so that the ping list can be activated! We love hearing about our warriors who are challenging this hydra-headed monster.
I hope everyone’s Thanksgiving was joyous and blest for we do have much to be thankful for And giving praise and thanksgiving to God is absolutely critical at this time for the strengthening of our souls to embark upon what we face (or alternatively, what faces US! - for with God all things are possible!)
I appreciate and give thanks for all who are the participants of this thread, whether on the ping list or lurkers!
May the upcoming Holy Days of the Season bless all of you.
1) Both GLENN BECK’s and DICK MORRIS’ new books are about UN and/or UN Agenda 21. Love them or hate them, I’m grateful they are publicizing this issue.
also a brief Dick Morris article/blurb on Agenda 21:
2) GLOBAL GUN BAN
Hours after election, White House supports U.N.s global ban on Guns (Glenn Beck)
Glenn Beck ^ | 11/8/12 | Glenn Beck
Just a few hours after being re-elected, President Obama encouraged the United States to support new United Nations discussions on a global treaty regulating guns and the gun industry. Supporters of the treaty believe the talks collapsed in July due to the campaign and Obamas fears that Romney could use it against him. Now that the President has four more years in office, the White House is ready for the discussions to begin again.
While everybody is saying, you know hes going to compromise. Hes going to get together with the Democrats and the Republicans, hes going to reach across the very next morning he was pushing a global ban on guns, Glenn said.
The Blaze reported that a Washington official said, We seek a treaty that contributes to international security by fighting illicit arms trafficking and proliferation, protects the sovereign right of states to conduct legitimate arms trade, and meets the concerns that we have been articulating throughout....
3)CALIFORNIA and a Mystery State some GOOD NEWS!!
Patriot Alert .Some good news from the left coast.
My e-mail inbox | Nov. 14, 2012 | Heather Gass
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 8:37:55 AM
Heres a bit of hope for those who are on the front lines here in California. We may not be able to save our own state, but the rest of the country is watching us and hopefully they will save themselves.
A few weeks ago I was asked to brief a handful of legislators from another state about Agenda21 and what is happening here in California. I wont mention which one because I dont want to compromise their efforts to fight this cancer from taking over their own state. They asked me to brief them so that they could be prepared for what might be coming their way. The fact that another state is interested in learning about this issue and how it is being implemented in California gives me hope. They were so blown away by what they heard that they scheduled another briefing. The second briefing was given by me, Sheriff Lopey from Siskiyou and Ken Delfino a City Council member from Colfax. The briefing was attended by almost 60 state legislators, city and county officials as well as sheriffs. This gives me hope that our fight here in California will not be in vain. This gives me more reasons to fight to expose Agenda21....
4) RUSSIA OVERFLIES US
Russia to Conduct Open Skies Surveillance Flight over US
ria.ru ^ | 11/24/2012
Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2012 4:27:05 PM
MOSCOW, November 24 (RIA Novosti) Russian military inspectors will begin a survey flight this week above the United States under the international Open Skies Treaty, Russias Defense Ministry has said.
Russian experts will conduct the survey flight over the US territory in a Tupolev Tu-154 M/LK-1 aircraft during the period from November 25 and December 3, a spokesman said.
The flight will start from the Travis Air Force Base, California. Its maximum range will be 4,250 kilometers (2,600 miles).
During the flight, Russian and US specialists will operate surveillance equipment on board of the aircraft as set out in the international Open Skies Treaty. ...
SOUNDS LIKE SCIENCE FICTION.. OR SOME CONSPIRACY THEORY.. BUT IT ISN’T [AGENDA 21]
Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 ^ | Rosa Koire
UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL.
Have you wondered where these terms ‘sustainability’ and ‘smart growth’ and ‘high density urban mixed use development’ came from? Doesn’t it seem like about 10 years ago you’d never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their land use/planning codes and government policies to align themselves with...what?....
Lawmakers Investigate Obamas Soviet Style Mind Control
Western Journalism Center ^ | 11/19/12 | Kris Zane
Georgia lawmakers sat in a seminar involving the UNs controversial Cold War era mind control techniques used to move Agenda 21 forward. The seminar, as could be expected, was roundly mocked by the media even though the UN makes no secret of their abominable plans for the worlds future...
7) STRATEGY THOUGHTS by Zeneta
Just one strategy that address’s the core problems facing our nation.
Zeneta | 11-17-12 | Zeneta
[Note from TEXOKIE: IMHO definitely food for thought and discussion.]
The core issues that face our nation are clearly present in the fundamentally beliefs of our people. The ones that have voted for socialism, and most don’t know it or where we are headed as a result. We can point to education, yes, or how liberalism has taken over virtually every aspect of every institution, including big business, and say, “we need to stop or change this”.
But how ?
We need to understand that NO ONE can be TOLD, what to think or believe. They must come to their own conclusions about matters that test their world view. As a result, it’s not the message that is the problem for the conservative, but the messenger and how truth is discovered.
I will lay out just one tactic that, while it is a long term plan, it can only be done with a high degree of planning and purpose.
The overriding goal is to have people find the truth for themselves. We can only sow the seeds....
8) PROPERTY RIGHTS - [Info on FLORIDA Citizen Harvey Ruvin]
Blaze Magazine Exclusive: Wondering What Agenda 21 Is? (Report on the International Land Grab)
The Blaze ^ | November 16, 2012 | Chris Field
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2012 7:09:44 PM
International Land Grab
Imagine waking up in a country where a high-ranking government official stands in front of citizens and rails against personal property rights:
The American system of justice must be changed to conform to that of the rest of the world, and there must be a shift in attitudes. Individual wants, needs and desires are to be conformed to the views and dictates of government planners. In the process of implementing Sustainable Development, individual rights will have to take a back seat to the collective.
The shocking line that individual rights should be relegated to the rear has actually been attributed to an American high-ranking, public official: Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts Harvey Ruvin.
The powerful Mr. Ruvin reportedly delivered that statement in 2002 at the 10th Anniversary of Agenda 21s roll out (UNCED Rio+10 Summit-Johannesburg)....
9) INTERNET TAKEOVER Planning begins in December
Dubai [U.N.] Conference Could Change How Internet Operates
C-Span ^ | May 30, 2012 | staff
Posted on Friday, November 02, 2012 9:39:15 AM
Governance of the Internet could change dramatically following a review of an international agreement on global telecommunications set for this coming December in Dubai. FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell (R) and the State Department’s Richard Beaird described the impact of the review during a discussion hosted by the Free State Foundation...
10) EPA REGULATIONS
Inhofe: EPA delaying job killing regulations until AFTER Obama is reelected.
Confounded Interest ^ | 10/21/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
Posted on Sunday, October 21, 2012 4:50:10 PM
To make consumers even more miserable, Senator Jame Inhofe released a study claiming that the EPA is delaying implementation of new regulations until after the Presidential elections that will destroy millions of jobs, increase gas prices and harm construction.
The Obama-EPA plans to move full speed ahead to implement this agenda if President Obama wins a second term, Inhofe writes. These rules taken together will inevitably result in the elimination of millions of American jobs, drive up the price of gas at the pump even more, impose construction bans on local communities and essentially shut down American oil, natural gas and coal production.
Do I smell the U.N.’s Agenda 21 per chance?...
11) HEGELIAN DIALECTIC Basis for the Marxist Dialectics
This is one of the strategies used by the Marxists for many years to stupify straight-thinking people. It is the action of proposing a Thesis (create a problem), then awaiting and planning for the Antithesis (reaction to the problem.) Finally coming forward with the Synthesis (solution to the very problem you created .) It makes for a good understanding of how we have been manipulated for decades if not centuries. We are admonished in scripture to be wise as serpents and yet be harmless as doves. Learning about this, IMHO goes a long way to helping us fulfill that scriptural mandate.
We who are called to do so, must persist in our efforts to fight for America and to pray for her as well. I would bring to your attention a passage from Luke which I stumbled upon a few days ago which gave me great comfort and encouragement:
(Luke 18:1 ESV)
Parable of the Persistent Widow
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, Give me justice against my adversary. For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, Though I neither fear God nor respect man, yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming. And the Lord said, Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?
(Luke 18:1-8 ESV)
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That truly is wonderful news! Thank you so very much for the report about things in Michigan! Working at state and local levels will truly be the key in days ahead.
National league of cities, george soros, gun control ... finding consultants who will provide cover ... Local implications?
Jordan Mason, Rapid City, SD - Thank You, God, for people like Jordan, and may there be many more like him.
Thanks for posting this. No exp’n date on the info.
I want to bring to our Agenda21 participants’ attention this special radio show on Agenda 21 issues.
Agenda21Radio is hosted by Paul Preston and Chriss Street and airs Monday thru Friday from 9 to 10 PM Pacific Time on 1410AM Marysville, CA and is simulcast on http://www.mysytv.com
As I understand it, as many of our favorite talk shows have here on FR, there is going to be an Agenda 21 Radio Live Thread posted. If you want to be on that thread ping list, be sure to let Texas Eagle know!
Thanks for the heads up!
Could you place me on your Agenda 21 ping list? Thanks
I wish to thank several of you who expressed concern about the lack of A21 summaries of late. Please accept my apologies. Been meeting myself coming here lately! I am grateful for all who have kept this issue alive in their hearts and minds. Even though I have been silent of late, the importance of it has not diminished.
Following are high points and excerpts from some threads which have come to my attention in early 2013 regarding Agenda 21 and related topics. For other relevant threads, enter key word, agenda21 in the FreeRepublic search engine.
Several of us have made an effort to identify many relevant threads with the key word, agenda21 . This is the page of the list of such threads as of May 3, 2013, which I performed in the FR search blank prior to this posting:
THE GRAB-BAG HIGH POINT SUMMARY
1) UN Agenda 21 in UTAH
Large group grouses at sage grouse hearing ( UN 21 in Utah )
San Juan Record ^ | Feb 13, 2013
Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 7:30:02 PM by george76
More than 200 people crowded into the Monticello High School auditorium on February 7 for a public hearing on the proposed designation of endangered species status for the small population of Gunnision Sage Grouse in San Juan County.
Representatives from the US Fish and Wildlife Service faced a mostly hostile but mostly respectful crowd. They were there to explain the rationale behind the proposed designation and how it may affect the area. snip
2) SHERIFFS in UTAH
Lawmakers, Utah sheriffs want to rein in renegade BLM, Forest Service officers
Deseret News ^ | Feb. 28 2013 | Amy Joi O’Donoghue
Posted on Saturday, March 02, 2013 2:48:31 PM by george76
Multiple rural county sheriffs from Utah testified Thursday about the abusive use of police power by Bureau of Land Management rangers or forest protection officers with the U.S. Forest Service.
They are asserting it is time to rein in the authority the agencies should have never been allowed to exercise.
Sheriffs from San Juan, Kane and Garfield counties spoke in favor of HB155, sponsored by Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, which proposes to limit BLM rangers and forest protection officers from exercising police power over state and local laws unless someone’s safety is at risk or federal contracts are in place with local police agencies.
“You cannot use our (laws) to arrest our people and issue citations,” Noel said. “We don’t believe they ever had that authority. Our chief law enforcement officer is the locally elected sheriff who is accountable to the people every four years.” ..snip
3) CONSERVATION the New patriotism
The other dark side of conservation: The New Patriotism
PGA Weblog ^
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2013 9:25:45 AM by ProgressingAmerica
This is a (fairly lengthy) discussion of about Charles Van Hise’s book The Conservation of Natural Resources in the United States. Hise was an advisor to Theodore Roosevelt.
I think some interesting points are made, and for those who have the time, the article would be worth reading, imho.
Snip...As you can see, the true reason for conservation was(is) control. I mean, what is gun control? People control. So too is conservation. It’s people control. If you take conservation to a more extreme form, what do you have? Environmentalism. What has the EPA been doing for all these years? Passing regulation to control every aspect of our lives. Take it to it’s most extreme form, and you have Agenda 21 and “sustainability”. So knowing this history does have a direct current application.(And I say all this while ignoring the eugenical aspect) As we’ve all seen on issue after issue in our current lives, once these progressives get an idea, they never let it go.
First, for those who may not know, the typical eugenist uses the word “race” in the sense of “human race”.(or perhaps the Nationalist variant, “Americans” or insert your country)
But second, note that very last line. “As if this privilege were granted from on high” - That goes back to how I opened this posting, and the progressives continued rejection of the Founders vision of Natural Law, the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God, and so forth. Government is all to all people. ...snip
Snip... When I first started doing all of this reading, conservation was one of the few things that I thought maybe the progressives got right. Maybe it wasn’t a means to an end. No, nothing about progressivism is real. Behind every cause they initiate, big government is both the goal and result. And it’s not enough to know this instinctually. All of us need to be able explain it in detail and with the facts on our side. ...snip
4) HUNGER GAMES Sierra Vista (ARIZONA [?])
Agenda 21 will cripple America, local group told
Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Bill Hess
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 7:02:48 PM by SandRat
SIERRA VISTA The individual freedoms of Americans are being eroded to the point that future generations of citizens may see their living space compressed to something like was shown in the movie The Hunger Games.
That is the view of two people who spoke out against the United Nations Agenda 21 project, where the United States will see its citizens giving up property rights, the ability to live wherever they want and to see Americas wealth given to other countries to, in effect, create a financially- and politically-level playing field....snip
5) Department of HUD info from their website
Another Reason To Fear Out Of Control Government
Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 3/9/13 | Alan Levy
Posted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 11:16:41 AM by Absolutely Nobama
No, I’m not talking about the non-event of the Sequester of Doom. Nope, this column is not about Gene Sperling’s love letters to Bob Woodward. I think the talking heads that inhabit PMSNBC, The Communist News Network (CNN), and the FOX Neocon Channel (FNC) are doing a fine job of working themselves into a frenzy about these topics, so there’s no need for lil’ ol’ me to offer my two cents.
I’d rather present to you actual news that no one is talking about. For example, look what I found while snooping around the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s website:
[When appropriate,emphasis will be added.]
The article continues...snip
6) Interior Dept Nominee
Spotted Owl Of The Range Threatens To Block Obamas Nominee To Lead Interior Dept.
The Colorado Observer. ^ | March 22, 2013 | Audrey Hudson
Posted on Saturday, March 23, 2013 11:54:48 PM by george76
PM by george76
Sally Jewell on Thursday breezed through a committee vote to lead the Interior Department but the agencys proposal to list the sage grouse as an endangered species threatens to block her nomination from reaching the full Senate.
some Republican lawmakers were not satisfied with Jewells responses to written and oral questions about her past association with the National Park Associations lawsuits against the government and future plans to list the sage grouse as an endangered species.
Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) threatened to put a hold on Jewells nomination before it goes to a floor vote unless the agency commits to using science, instead of the fear of a lawsuit, in making a final determination on the sage grouse listing.
Those who are anxious to get grazing off of public land have used the sage grouse as a tool and a vehicle to do that, Risch said. Indeed, some have said they will make the sage grouse the spotted owl of the range. .snip
7) DATABASES OF PERSONAL INFO
ATF Seeks ‘Massive’ Database of Personal Info: ‘Assets, Relatives, Associates and More’
CNS News ^ | 4/7/2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams, Jr.
Posted on Sunday, April 07, 2013 11:58:11 AM by autumnraine
A recent solicitation from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) reveals that the agency is seeking a “massive” online database capable of pulling up individuals’ personal information, connections and associates.
On March 28, ATF posted the notice on FedBizOpps.gov, entitled “Investigative System.” The solicitation was updated on April 5 with a few minor changes.
The document says that the system will be utilized by staff “to provide rapid searches on various entities for example; names, telephone numbers, utility data and reverse phone look-ups, as a means to assist with investigations, and background research on people, assets and businesses.”
The system is described as a “massive online data repository system that contains a wide variety of data sources both historically and current that can be utilized in support of investigations and backgrounds.”
The overview of the solicitation states:....... snip
8) LAW OF THE SEA TREATY
Secretary Kerry Still Pushing Law Of The Sea Treaty
Investor’s Business Daily ^ | April 1, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
Posted on Monday, April 01, 2013 10:11:56 AM by raptor22
Diplomacy: After a reprieve from international regulation of our guns, another sovereignty-grabbing U.N. treaty, a pet project of our secretary of state, is still being pushed to declare the oceans the common heritage of mankind.
In the pre-dawn hours last Saturday, the U.S. Senate approved by 53-46 a measure “to uphold Second Amendment rights and prevent the United States from entering into the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.”
But a seemingly harmless cousin, the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST), remains on the table, with its champion, former Sen. John Kerry, now our secretary of state.
Kerry gave a speech at the Ross Sea Conservation Reception on March 19 in which he suggested that we should have called our planet Ocean rather than Earth. During that speech, he put forth a global environmental agenda centered around the oceans that he has made a priority in his career. ...snip
AGENDA 21 SUMMARY
Some (but not all!) Relevant Articles from April 6-May 11, 2013.
Number 3 has a very good summary for those who wish to catch up with, or to review what is before us. Please note the ACTION ITEM FOR FLORIDIANS in number 9. Also, there is very good news out of MISSOURI in number 12!
1) BIDEN confirms the cat out of the bag
Biden: Affirmative Task Before Us Is to Create a New World Order
PJ Media ^ | 4-5-2013 | Nicholas Ballasy
Posted on Saturday, April 06, 2013 7:06:05 AM by Sir Napsalot
Vice President Joe Biden called the U.S. economic figures for March disappointing on Friday but said America remains better positioned than any country in the world to be the leading economy of the 21st century.
The economy has now added private sector jobs every month, disappointing this month, but they nonetheless added jobs, said Biden at the Export-Import Bank conference in Washington.
Even so weve still found that at the time theres a need for an ambitious affirmative agenda. We strengthened and signed three free trade agreements.
In Bidens view, the affirmative task we have now is to actually create a new world order because the global order is changing again and the institutions of the world that worked so well in the post-World War II era for decades, they need to be strengthened and some have to be changed. So we have to do what we do best. We have to lead.
2) COLORADO Wilderness area no longer free to visitors without registration
Welcome to Weminuche: Sign in ( King to serfs in Colorado wilderness government lands )
Durango Herald ^ | April 06, 2013 | Dale Rodebaugh
Posted on Monday, April 08, 2013 11:33:14 AM by george76
Mandatory registration coming to states largest wilderness area . Visitors to the Weminuche Wilderness are going to be required to register before entering the almost 500,000 acres that stretch from Silverton to Wolf Creek Pass.
Use and abuse of the pristine mountains, valleys and waterways through the years now require switching from voluntary to mandatory registration at trailheads, the San Juan National Forest said in a news release.
3) SUSTAINABILITY Review of where the UN and One Worlders want to take us
What Is Sustainability?
Canada Free Press ^ | 4/9/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Posted on Tuesday, April 09, 2013 11:22:50 AM by rktman
Global Sustainability requires the deliberate quest of poverty, reduced resource consumption and set levels of mortality control. - Professor Maurice King
(Excerpt) Read more at canadafreepress.com ...
4) TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION: DRONES
Roaches, Mosquitoes, and Birds: The Coming Micro-Drone Revolution
Canada Free Press ^ | April 15, 2013 | John W. Whitehead
Posted on Monday, April 15, 2013 8:46:22 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
[Drones are a] game-changing technology, akin to gunpowder, the steam engine, the atomic bombopening up possibilities that were fiction a generation earlier but also opening up perils that were unknown a generation ago.Peter Singer, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
America will never be a no drone zone.
That must be acknowledged from the outset. There is too much money to be made on drones, for one, and too many special interest groupsfrom the defense sector to law enforcement to the so-called research groups that are in it for purely academic reasonswho have a vested interest in ensuring that drones are here to stay.
5) WASHINGTON STATE CO2, Climate Change
WWU scientist debunks myths about CO2, climate change
Olympia Report ^ | March 27, 2013 | Jeff Rhodes
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2013 12:57:16 PM by Twotone
Barely a day after the Washington State Senate voted to fund a study that would explore ways to enforce tougher greenhouse gas emission standards, a respected academic spent nearly two hours presenting scientific evidence suggesting the assumptions on which that legislation was based were wrong.
Dr. Don Easterbrook, a professor emeritus of geology at Western Washington University, on Tuesday told the Senates Energy, Environment and Telecommunications Committee he was relying on an old maxim in science: In God we trust; everyone else bring data.
Well, Im bringing data, he said. Youll hear very few opinions from me. When Im finished, you wont be asking what my opinions are.
6) CALIFORNIA Planners, Smart Growth, etc
CA vs. The Suburbs: Planners, Smart Growth, and the Manhattan Delusion
Reason.com ^ | April 17, 2013 | Zach Weissmueller
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 3:49:03 PM by Twotone
“If you really believe that suburbs are going to die, then let them die, and let the market address the situation” says Joel Kotkin, Chapman University professor and urban planning specialist.
But letting the market work is far from ideal for California’s regional planners and local politicians, who want almost 70 percent of new housing over the next 25 years to be multi-unit apartment-style dwelliings, despite the facts that more than half of Southern California households reside in a single-family home and that more people are leaving California than are coming in.
7) OREGON Lumber
Last lumber mill in Josephine County closes
Oregon Catalyst ^ | April 19, 2013 | Herman Baertschiger & Gail Whitsett
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2013 4:12:43 PM by Twotone
Salem, OR The Rough and Ready Lumber Company announced it is closing its Cave Junction sawmill. The mill, which provided 85 family wage jobs with benefits, has not been able to secure a sufficient supply of logs to remain competitive.
Today is a very sad day for Josephine County, said Senator Herman Baertschiger (R-Grants Pass). The great tragedy is that the land surrounding this mill is full of timber, 2.7 million acres of timber. It is like starving in a grocery store and not being allowed to eat.
8) NATURAL GAS NEW DATA FROM EPA
Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2013 | Rich Galen
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 10:58:27 AM by Kaslin
I’ve done work for T. Boone Pickens and the Pickens Plan since 2008. I wanted to mention this at the top because we’re going to be discussing natural gas.
don’t go on your next email yet, this is actually pretty interesting. New data from the Environmental Protection Agency indicates that drilling for natural gas releases significantly less methane (the main component of natural gas) into the atmosphere than previously thought.
Twenty percent less.
This is not seen as good news for the ultra-environmentalists who fervently believe that any fuel made from fossilized plant or animal matter (coal or natural gas) is bad.
9)ACTION ITEM FOR FLORIDIANS JUNE 18-20, 2013
2013 Rising Seas Summit
Association of Climate Change Officers ^ | None | None
Posted on Friday, May 03, 2013 11:57:03 AM by Twotone
The inaugural Rising Seas Summit will bring professionals from national and local government, industry, academic institutions and environmental NGOs together to highlight the interrelationships between sea level rise, climate change and extreme events. Understanding, anticipating and adapting to water related threats is critical to national security and a stable economy. Sea level rise will continue to damage coastal ecosystems and inland water systems, and the recent catastrophic impacts of Hurricane Sandy have demonstrated the risks faced by all coastal communities on the U.S. eastern seaboard. These new environmental challenges require that stakeholders share knowledge and work together to reduce and mitigate environmental and social degradation induced by climate change. (snip)
10) SMART METERS UK
WARNING: THIS IS WHERE WE ARE HEADED, FOLKS!
Fridges could be switched off without owner’s consent to reduce strain on power stations
The London Telegraph ^ | April 28, 2013 | Melanie Hall
Posted on Monday, May 06, 2013 7:50:34 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
White goods such as electric ovens would be affected by the proposals to fit all new appliances with sensors that could shut them down when the UK’s generators struggle to meet demand for power.
The measures proposed by the UKs National Grid, along with its counterparts in 34 European countries, to install the controversial devices are backed by one of the European Union’s most influential energy bodies.
They are pushing for the move because green energy sources such as wind farms are less predictable than traditional power stations, increasing the risk of blackouts
The proposals are outlined in documents drawn up by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), and has been agreed by the EU-wide body of energy regulators.
The proposals were sent to the European Commission on March 27, and it is set to deliver its verdict on the proposals within three months, the Mail on Sunday reported....
11) AGENDA 21 and BIG BIZ in this case, Monsanto
Monsanto “Friends” Agenda 21
chrissstreetandcompany.com ^ | May 10, 2013 | Chriss W. Street
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 7:53:25 AM by Texas Eagle
The beauty of UN Agenda 21 is that Big Government collects lots more taxes that they can spend on their Big Business friends. That is why it is so instructive to watch Monsanto, the agricultural chemical behemoth that has long been a great partner with rural farmers, turn on its base and join the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Monsanto is now aligned with 200 major banks, oil companies, and other powerful corporate players committed to implementing the United Nations Marxist scheme to expropriate rural land and eliminate the suburbs by moving these unwashed masses to the cities where their independent voting can be cancelled out.
12) MISSOURI Good News! GOOD GOING MISSOURI!!
Missouri Legislature Bans UN Agenda 21
New American ^ | 5/9/13 | Alex Newman
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2013 11:24:55 PM by Baynative
With a veto-proof majority, the Missouri legislature approved a popular bill protecting private property and due process rights by banning a deeply controversial United Nations sustainability scheme known as UN Agenda 21. The legislation, SB 265, now heads to Democrat Governor Jay Nixon, who has not yet taken a public position on the issue. ~snip~
The widely criticized UN scheme, adopted by governments and dictatorships worldwide at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro more than two decades ago, has been marketed as a way to make humanity more sustainable. According to UN documents, however, Agenda 21 essentially seeks to restructure human civilization under the guise of environmentalism. Even human thought is in the crosshairs, official reports show.(snip)
Thanks for the ping!
Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20.
I heard disquieting agenda21 news about a nearby town. Its officials apparently have been passing A21 ordinances stealthily after they received local push-back. I also did a search on the Freerepublic.com search engine for "agenda21." Several of us have been placing that key word on threads as we come across them. The following are taken largely from that list. However, it should be noted that not every thread which was marked with the keyword "agenda21" was included. If I have missed some that you think should be preserved on this thread, please do post them here!
I continue to be grateful for all who are interested and pursuing pushback and educating others in ANY no matter how small against the plans of the power elite for us through this Agenda21 and related activities.
1)NAME CHANGE - LANGUAGE MANIPULATION
In a recent post to the thread, SCalGal has alerted us to the fact that the ones behind Agenda 21/GlobalWarming may be trying for a name change:
"Looks like they may be trying a name change: Future Earth
Future Earth is a new 10-year international research initiative that will develop the knowledge for responding effectively to the risks and opportunities of global environmental change and for supporting transformation towards global sustainability in the coming decades. Future Earth will mobilize thousands of scientists while strengthening partnerships with policy-makers and other stakeholders to provide sustainability options and solutions in the wake of Rio+20.
198 posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 9:19:48 PM by SCalGal
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Also relevant to this issue, see:
"UNs Post-2015 Development Agenda Morphed from Agenda 21
Canada Free Press ^ | 6/5/2013 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
"On May 30, 2013, a letter was sent to the Secretary-General of the United Nation, signed by the Presidents of Indonesia, Liberia, and the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron. This letter was informing Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary-General that the task he assigned to a panel of twenty-seven individuals has been completed, and the report published.
The distinguished panelists represented Indonesia, Liberia, UK, USA, Cuba, Benin, India, Sweden, Mexico, Colombia, Japan, Yemen, Republic of Korea, Germany, Mozambique, Kenya, Russian Federation, Nigeria, Latvia, Timor, Netherlands, Jordan, France, Brazil, Turkey, and China. Representing the United States was John Podesta, chair of the Center for American Progress and of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, advocates for progressive policy."
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EPA CO-OPTING WORDS
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3034649/posts?page=1 Justice, SchmusticeDont Let Green Progressives Steal a Good Term
Cornwall Alliance ^ | June 19, 2013 | E. Calvin Beisner
"Last month, the EPA released for public comment an 81-page Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis, reports Cornwall Alliance Senior Fellow Dr. Steven F. Hayward. The technical guidance lays out a detailed framework for assessing the demographic and racial impact of regulations, such as how to identify minority populations at higher health risk. Minority, low-income, and indigenous populations experience greater exposure and disease burdens that can increase their risk of adverse health effects from environmental stressors, the guidance states. 2)FOOD/GMO issues in JAPAN
"US genetically modified wheat stokes fears, Japan cancels tender"
Reuters ^ | May 30, 2013 | Naveen Thukral and Risa Maeda
"- A strain of genetically modified wheat found in the United States fuelled concerns over food supplies across Asia on Thursday, with major importer Japan cancelling a tender offer to buy U.S. grain.
Other top Asian wheat importers South Korea, China and the Philippines said they were closely monitoring the situation after the U.S. government found genetically engineered wheat sprouting on a farm in the state of Oregon.
The strain was never approved for sale or consumption..."
3)ARIZONA - EDUCATION
"Common core state standards the hot topic at ABEC conference"
Phoenix Business Journal | May 31, 2013 | Angela Gonzales
"The Arizona Business & Education Coalition brought together business and education leaders from across the nation for its annual conference today to delve into common core standards.
ABEC Executive Director Susan Carlson hosted a private reception for out-of-state business leaders at The Buttes in Tempe last night, where I got a chance to catch up with them to talk about their secrets..."
4)NEBRASKA - URBAN SPRAWL
"Looky here(Agenda 21 ALERT), IBM report: Omaha's westward growth cause for concern"
The Omaha World Herald(Buffet's RAG) ^ | June 4, 2013 | By Erin Golden
"Omaha should cut down on suburban sprawl, restructure incentives for inner-city development and do a better job sharing data between government departments, according to a new report from IBM business consultants.
The city was one of 33 communities that received a grant last year for a study. A team of five consultants visited Omaha in October to assess the city's planning and development efforts and offer their recommendations.
Monday, the city released the consultants' final report...."
The "IMB's Smarter Cities Challenge OMAHA Report" is included in the post page by page.
THis is somewhat old news, but nevertheless relevant to our concerns. As most of you already know, Samantha Power is Cass Sunstein's wife.
"Obama to Name Samantha Power to UN Post"
ABC News ^ | June 5, 2013 | Julie Pace
A White House official says President Barack Obama will name former aide Samantha Power as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.
Power will replace Susan Rice, who will take over as Obama's national security adviser. The official says Obama will announce both appointments from the White House Wednesday afternoon.
Power is a longtime Obama adviser who worked on his 2008 presidential campaign and ran the human rights office in the White House. She left the administration in February but was considered the favorite to replace Rice at the U.N.
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From a more recent article about her appointment process, we find that there are some surprising (and some not so surprising) supporters of her nomination:
"Despite Cruzs objections, Power does have McCains stamp of approval which carries a significant amount of political weight.
Power also has two other GOP senators on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee vouching for her -- Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Idaho Sen. James Risch. More than two dozen foreign policy experts sent committee Chairman Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking Republican, letters calling for a quick confirmation for Power.
In a July 16-dated letter to Sens. Robert Menendez and Bob Corker, 30 people including Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense; Elliott Abrams, former assistant secretary of state for International Organization Affairs; and Samuel Berger, national security advisor under President Clinton, pledged their support of Power who they called a tireless advocate for American values and interests.
She will stand up for universal values like freedom of religion, speech, assembly and the press, and by standing up for those values advances Americas interests around the world, they wrote. And she will ensure that the United Nations is using the resources at its disposal to take action on behalf of those in need.
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SAMANTHA POWER BIO
There was a recent meeting in June outside of London of the infamous group of power elite.
7)NSA - DATA TRACKING
Sources: NSA Sucks in Data From 50 Companies (Can track people in 'near-real time')
The Week ^ | Thursday, June 6, 2013 | Marc Ambinder
"Analysts at the National Security Agency can now secretly access real-time user data provided by as many as 50 American companies, ranging from credit rating agencies to internet service providers, two government officials familiar with the arrangements said.
Several of the companies have provided records continuously since 2006, while others have given the agency sporadic access, these officials said. These officials disclosed the number of participating companies in order to provide context for a series of disclosures about the NSA's domestic collection policies. The officials, contacted independently, repeatedly said that "domestic collection" does not mean that the target is based in the U.S. or is a U.S. citizen; rather, it refers only to the origin of the data.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that U.S. credit card companies had also provided customer information. The officials would not disclose the names of the companies because, they said, doing so would provide U.S. enemies with a list of companies to avoid. They declined to confirm the list of participants in an internet monitoring program revealed by the Washington Post and the Guardian, but both confirmed that the program existed.
"The idea is to create a mosaic. We get a tip. We vet it. Then we mine the data for intelligence," one of the officials said...."
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Sources: NSA Targeting Credit Card Use
Big Government ^ | 6/7/2013 | Elizabeth Sheld
"The WSJ is reporting that in addition to monitoring cell phone records, emails and web activity, the National Security Agency is monitoring credit card transactions. "NSA has established similar relationships with credit-card companies, three former officials said..."
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ALSO tie in of DATA TRACKING and IMMIGRATION:
Biometric Database tucked inside Gang of Eight immigration bill
Conservative Action Alerts ^ | May 31, 2013 | Conservative Action Alerts
"Biometric Database tucked inside Gang of Eight immigration bill"
by Conservative Action Alerts on May 31, 2013
ALERT: The Gang of Eights comprehensive immigration plan will destroy individual privacy via biometric database.
Last Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed their markup of the Gang of Eights immigration reform bill a version that not only preserves most of the bills original problems, but also contains 233 additional pages of rules.
Senator Ted Cruz says that the bill only makes our current immigration problems worse. Sadly, he holds the minority opinion as he was one of only five Senate Judiciary Members who opposed S. 744′s exit from committee.
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FLORIDA - BIOMETRICS IN SCHOOLS
School iris-scanned students without telling parents CNET ^ | June 17, 2013 | Chris Matyszczyk
"A Florida school admits that it made several mistakes when it allowed a security company to install iris scanners without telling parents -- and without even having a contract with the company.
The eyes have it? Or the eyes were had? (Credit: Screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET)
There's a quaint concept that seemingly every technology company dismisses as outdated.
It's called opting in...."
HISTORY OF ENVIRONMENTALISM
Ernst Haeckel, Father of Fascism and Environmentalism Environmentalism is Fascism
| 2012 | William Walter Kay
"Professor Gasmans "Haeckels Monism and the Birth of Fascist Ideology" provides insights into the coherent fascist intellectual doctrine that, by 1920, was embraced by a wide swath of European academics and artists. Defining features of this cohort were:
They referred to themselves as: ecologists, naturalists and socio-biologists.
They were pseudo-scientists bent on subverting real science.
Their mantras were: natural, holistic, and organic.
Their Religion of Nature was basically a revival of Pantheism. They worshipped Earth as a divine living organism. Human achievements were disparaged as scant and fleeting compared to Natures glory.
They desired scientist-led governance. Scientists probed Natures divine realm, hence scientists alone understood the political implications of Natures laws...."
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A vanity by long-time FReeper DH regarding the HISTORY OF AGENDA 21 on FREEREPUBLIC.COM
"Posted on Friday, June 07, 2013 10:05:15 AM by DH
What goes around comes around. What a true statement.
In the very early days of the internet and Free Republic there was a lot of articles dealing with Agenda-21 and the super spy agency NSA.
We were called all kinds of names but "being right" was none of them. We all were looked upon as kooks and extremist for our beliefs of what would happen when these agencies took full control of our freedoms.
Now, look at what we are dealing with in 2013. It has finally come to the point that the full power of both these agencies and policies has been brought to bear on the freedom loving Americans who, back then, scoffed at our comments back then......and now cower in fear of what the devil has let loose on them.
Back in Germany during the Nazi occupation they had Hitler youth to spy upon their own families and friends and now we have an even greater method to spy on everyone and keep a completely historical record of it to use against them, or anyone they wrote or spoke to, ..."
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NEW MEXICO, ARIZONA, COLORADO
Feds to Protect Endangered Mouse ( and kill NM, AZ & CO farmers/ranchers/oil/gas )
Judicial Watch ^ | June 25, 2013
"American taxpayers will be tremendously relieved to know that the U.S. government is hard at work trying to get official endangered status for ... the New Mexico meadow jumping mouse and the feds want to designate it a critical habitat protected under the Endangered Species Act, the 1973 law signed by President Richard Nixon to protect species from extinction as a consequence of economic growth and development untempered by adequate concern and conservation.
The federal governments list of more than 1,300 threatened or endangered species..."
..."The Service is proposing to designate around 14,561 acres of critical habitat along streams in a number of counties located in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona..."
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Military spending millions to protect gophers, while workers go on furlough
Fox News ^ | July 12, 2013 | Dan Springer
"A total of 650,000 civilian employees are now being furloughed at U.S. military bases in response to sequester cuts -- but the Department of Defense is still spending millions to protect fuzzy critters.
Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state just received a $3.5 million department grant to purchase land around the base in an effort to protect the Mazama pocket gopher, a species that has not even been listed as endangered or threatened.
The expense is not sitting well with furloughed workers.
"That really makes me mad that they would do that," said Matt Hines, one of 10,000 civilian employees forced to take a 20 percent pay cut. "I'm all for saving animals, but at what cost?"
Under REPI (Readiness and Environmental Protection Initiative), the Department of Defense and other federal agencies have spent $397 million to protect 264,000 acres around bases since 2003.
Sarah Hamman, from the Center for National Lands Management, has been tracking the Mazama pocket gopher in the prairie land around JBLM and says the military's involvement has been critical...."
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Forest Service Demolishing 1860s Mining Community ( What Sequester ? )
AP ^ | July 11, 2013
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. "The U.S. Forest Service is starting demolition work on one of the earliest mining communities on the west side of the Continental Divide.
The Lincoln Townsite is an abandoned mining community east of Breckenridge in White River National Forest. The 1860s community was never platted or incorporated, but it existed through four minor booms and busts over the course of 50 years.
9)SHERIFFS and LAW ENFORCEMENT 2nd AMENDMENT
Sheriff Arrested in Florida Defending the Second Amendment Minutemen News ^ | June 7, 2013 | Sara Noble
"A number of Sheriffs around the country have pledged to abide by the Second Amendment and not enforce laws that they believe violate the Constitution.
Sixty-seven sheriffs in Florida signed one of those pledges declaring that they would uphold the Second Amendment and protect peoples right to keep and bear arms.
One of those signatories, Sheriff Nicholas Finch, was arrested by Governor Rick Scott in Florida for actions he took in a case in early March in which Finch made his stand for the Second Amendment.
Carl Causey has been appointed to replace him by Governor Scott until July when the case will be heard.
The charge stems from an incident involving his Deputy Sheriff, James Hoagland.
On March 8, Sgt. James Hoagland arrested a man named Floyd Parrish who was carrying a concealing semi-automatic, fully loaded...."
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Police Open Fire on a Car Sitting at Crowded DWI Checkpoint Daily Paul.com ^ | June 17, 2013 | Robhino
"*VIDEO* Police open fire on a car sitting at crowded DWI checkpoint
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) A couple celebrating Fathers Day with their baby found themselves in the middle of a shootout at a DWI checkpoint when officers unloaded on a car sitting in heavy traffic. The couple, Jared and Rose Cleerdin were hoping it wouldnt be their last Fathers Day together as the officers fired dozens of rounds in the direction of on-coming traffic. Jared Cleerden believes the officers acted way beyond what was necessary for public safety saying, Every cop turned around and started unloading like super trigger happy as if their training was coming into full effect and they were being able to utilize it, said Cleerdin. Everybody was just blasting this car to pieces. It was absolutely terrifying. It was way beyond reckless, said Cleerdin. I couldnt believe it. These are professional people, professional officers, and theyre training, theyre highly trained and theyre not supposed to do stuff like that. Cops are shooting from the front of the car, back into the rest of the on-coming traffic to the check point, into the rest of the innocent civilians down the road...
Other links provided on the thread about the DWI checkpoint shootout.
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CALIFORNIA - (Whiff of good news out of El Dorado County) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3034470/posts
El Dorado County Sheriff Strips Forest Service Of State-Law Enforcement Power ( CA )
CBS13 ^ | June 21, 2013
"The El Dorado County Sheriff says hes not happy with the U.S. Forest Service, so hes stripping them of their authority by keeping them from enforcing state law within the county.
Sheriff John DAgostini is taking the unusual step of pulling the police powers from the federal agency because he says he has received numerous, numerous complaints.
In a letter obtained by CBS13, the sheriff informs the federal agency that its officers will no longer be able to enforce California state law anywhere in his county.
I take the service that we provide to the citizens of El Dorado County and the visitors to El Dorado County very seriously, and the style and manner of service we provide, DAgostini said. The U.S. Forest Service, after many attempts and given many opportunities, has failed to meet that standard...."
10)16th AMENDMENT - (Income Tax - IRS scandals)
If Not Obama, then Impeach the 16th Amendment (The author makes an excellent point)
Townhall.com ^ | June 9, 2013 | Mark Baisley
"Id say its official; President Obamas Watergate has arrived. And the witty question originally formed for Nixons big scandal can now be re-applied to President Plausible Deniability, What did he not know and when did he not know it? While I do think that IRS-Gate spells the end of this Presidents ability to effectively advance the liberal agenda, I do not see an impeachment on the horizon; at least not for Barack Obama but perhaps for the Sixteenth Amendment.
The recent parade of citizen witnesses to congressional hearings has laid bare the raw suffering that inevitably comes from tolerating the existence of a despotic government agency...."
CALIFORNIAN - FRACKING (Whiff of good news here)
AUSTRALIA - HUGE OIL FIND - REGS WILL PREVENT FULL EXTRACTION
Boom: California greens try, fail to pass a fracking moratorium
Hot Air ^ | 1:21 pm on June 11, 2013 | Erika Johnsen
"I somehow managed to completely miss this from a couple of weeks back, but its an especially interesting and kind of epic piece of news from a state thats home to some of the largest, most cultishly do-or-die green interests in the country and a legislature currently dominated by a liberal supermajority. When I first caught wind of the fact that Californians were getting ready to introduce a proposal to ban fracking, I suspected that they would definitely have a fighting chance of getting the thing passed but it turns out that enough of Californias legislators are at least somewhat tuned in to the economic realities of hydraulic fracturing, and enough so to thwart the often overwhelming clout of the states many eco-lobbies...."
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AUSTRALIA OIL FIND
Oil Found in Australia. Lots of Oil. Saudi Arabia Quantities of Oil.
National Review ^ | Jan 25th | Greg Pollowitz
"Trillions of dollars worth of oil found in Australian outback
Up to 233 billion barrels of oil has been discovered in the Australian outback that could be worth trillions of dollars, in a find that could turn the region into a new Saudi Arabia.
The discovery in central Australia was reported by Linc Energy to the stock exchange and was based on two consultants reports, though it is not yet known how commercially viable it will be to access the oil..."
12)SMART METERS - NEBRASKA, NEW JERSEY,ARIZONA
Honeywell introduces city-controlled thermostat system for homes
St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 06/11/2013 | Julio Ojeda-Zapata
"Honeywell has announced a new Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat that is intended to be distributed by municipalities instead of purchased at retail by consumers in order to better manage energy consumption across a town or city.
South Sioux City, Neb., will be the first community to deploy the new thermostat to help its 13,000 residents manage electricity costs, which are said to have risen steadily there in the past three years.
In the future, other municipalities will recruit residents to reduce energy consumption when demand spikes, a strategy known as automated demand response, or ADR.
As part of this, the residents would receive the $150 Honeywell Total Connect Comfort with ADR thermostat for free so that utilities can link to the home devices and reduce that residence's energy as needed.
Such an approach can help avoid brownouts and blackouts on the hottest days of the year, when power-grid stability is threatened..."
"Honeywell is based in Morris Township, N.J., but its division responsible for the Total Connect Comfort technology is based in Golden Valley...."
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ARIZONA - good news brought to us by Jim Rob!
Sedona Arizona- A Smart Meter Free Zone?
emfsafetynetwork.org ^ | June 21, 2013
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 6:56:25 PM by Jim Robinson
"On Wednesday, June 19, the Sedona City Council held a special workshop regarding Arizona Public Service (APS) plans to deploy utility smart meters in Sedona.
Sedona Smart Meter Awareness (SSMA) is raising awareness about the cost, privacy, health and safety hazards of utility smart meters. APS and SSMA presented information about smart meters. Both sides were given equal time. Only ten public speakers were allowed due to time constraints, however all spoke in opposition to Smart Meter deployment. The meeting was standing room only. The entire discussion, including the presentations and council discussion is available by video here, see part 3A,.
Nancy Baer, SSMA representative said, APS representatives seemed to be in over their heads when Councilors began asking questions. Sedona Smart Meter Awareness created a solid, fact-filled PowerPoint presentation delivered by Warren Woodward. All concerns were thoroughly covered: health, safety, privacy, and cost.
In response to the question of federal requirement to install smart meters, APS confirmed, Theres been no federal mandate for us to move in this direction.
APS currently has a proposal on file with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) to charge opt out consumers $75 upfront and $30 more added to their monthly bill. Every councilor objected to that proposed fee...."
13) FALSE IMMORTALITY
Dream of the Power Elite who are cut off already from the Creator - the SciFi world of physical immortality coming closer? People are seriously looking into this!
Immortality by 2035?
CNBC ^ | June 14, 2013 | Bob Pisani
"How's this for a weekend conference: Some of the smartest people in the world are gathering in New York to try to figure out how to build lifelike copies of humans ... to be eventually uploaded with the contents of a real human brain.
It's the brainchild of a Russian multimillionaire, Dmitry Itskov. ... And he says he's perfectly serious, and that it could be accomplished by 2035.
Crazy? The New York Times gave Itskov a front-page profile on its Sunday Business page a week and a half ago.
Imagine this ... a digital copy of your brain in a different life form that could live for hundreds of years and be replaced.
There are several stages to his proposal, including an early stage (Avatar A) where lifelike avatars (androids) are created..."
14) MICHIGAN - RENEWABLE ENERGY MANDATES and CONSTITUTION
"Constitutionality of Renewable Energy Mandates in Question"
The American Legislator| 6-17-13 | Todd Wynn
"With a potentially striking blow to renewable mandate advocates, a recent federal court ruling calls into question the constitutionality of key components of many states renewable energy mandates.
On Friday, June 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) against the state of Michigan (among other petitioners) in a dispute over FERCs plan to apportion costs for new power lines to transport millions of megawatts of wind power around the Great Lakes region..."
15)CORRUPTION of LEGAL SYSTEM - EPA
What happens in the backroom of a sue-and-settle lawsuit?
Washington Examiner ^ | 6/6/13 | RON ARNOLD
"Is Big Green running things in President Obama's Environmental Protection Agency? Wake up and smell the corruption.
A virulent 2009 sue-and-settle lawsuit, WildEarth Guardians v. Jackson (as in Lisa Jackson, former EPA administrator) is an outrageous sweetheart deal rife with collusion and manipulation to create arbitrary regulations, along with the EPA takeover of state regulatory programs and a price tag of more than $2.5 billion -- all aimed against the domestic fossil fuel industry..."
16)OREGON, WASHINGTON STATE - WATER RIGHTS - DAM REMOVAL
Klamath Tribes and Feds Exercise Water Rights
ABCnews ^ | 6/11/13 | JEFF BARNARD
"Tens of thousands of acres in Oregon's drought-stricken Klamath Basin will have to go without irrigation water this summer after the Klamath Tribes and the federal government exercised newly confirmed powers that put the tribes in the driver's seat over water use a move ranchers fear will be economically disastrous.
Klamath Tribes Chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Mike Connor said Monday that they were making what is known as a "call" on their water rights for rivers flowing into Upper Klamath Lake in Southern Oregon...."
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DAM REMOVAL - FISH KILL
Fish Hatchery On The Elwha Loses 50 Percent Of Fish To Failed Water Pump
Northwest Public Radio ^ | July 11, 2013 | Ashley Ahearn
"The largest dam removal in U.S. history is running into problems. Over 200,000 fish were found dead at a hatchery on Washington's Elwha River after a water pump failed over the weekend.
The water pump was put in to supply water to the Lower Elwha Klallam tribes hatchery. Originally, the hatchery was supposed to get its water from the newly constructed Elwha Water Treatment Plant. But this past spring, sediment released from above the dams clogged the Plant..."
17)FLORIDA - SOUTHEAST FLORIDA REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP
Meeting in June about the Seven50 "Prosperity Plan"
Fascism Is The Best Way To Implement Seven50: SE Florida Prosperity Plan
RSN ^ | Monday, 17 June 2013 12:17 | Dr. Richard Swier
"On June 19-21, 2013, there will be dueling Seven50 Summits at the Palm Beach Conference Center, West Palm Beach, Florida.
The Seven50 plan is an effort by the Southeast Florida Regional Partnership, funded by a grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), with the mission to [C]reate and implement the Seven50: SE Florida Prosperity Plan, a blueprint for a vibrant and resilient economy; socially inclusive, sustainable, and affordable communities; and environmental sustainability.
The City of Vero Beach, FL has pulled out of the plan.
Mayor Craig Fletcher attended a briefing given by proponents of Seven50 and reported that: city and county government would be less important, only mega regions are important as in the EU, ..."
18)CHINA - RURAL POPULATIONS MOVED TO CITIES;US PLANS
This is what the UN wants for us in west.
Chinas Great Uprooting: Moving 250 Million Into Cities NYtimes ^
| June 15, 2013 | Ian Johnson
"BEIJING China is pushing ahead with a sweeping plan to move 250 million rural residents into newly constructed towns and cities over the next dozen years a transformative event that could set off a new wave of growth or saddle the country with problems for generations to come.
The government,often by fiat,is replacing small rural homes with high-rises,paving over vast swaths of farmland and drastically altering the lives of rural dwellers. So large is the scale that the number of brand-new Chinese city dwellers will approach the total urban population of the United States in a country already bursting with megacities
Across China,bulldozers are leveling villages that date to long-ago dynasties. Towers now sprout skyward from dusty plains and verdant hillsides. New urban schools and hospitals offer modern services,but often at the expense of the torn-down temples and open-air theaters of the countryside...."
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Obama Admin Plans To 'Force' Americans To Move Into Cities You Tube ^ | 67/2/13 | XRepublicTV
"Redistributing" the Wealth
19)CALIFORNIA - FORESTS
Feds May Close Forests Near Fresno ( CA )
KMPH ^ | Jun 20, 2013
"The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is looking to close 2-million acres of forest to protect a toad and frog habitat.
The service held a meeting in Prather Wednesday to discuss closing parts of nine forests...."
20)MARKETS and SUSTAINABILITY
Taxpayers, Rockefellers Fund Sustainable Plot to Undermine Market
The New American ^ | Tuesday, 25 June 2013 | Alex Newman
"The Rockefeller Foundation, mega-banks, and even taxpayers via the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have provided millions of dollars toward pushing a new type of socially responsible corporate structure known as the benefit corporation. More than 15 states have already signed on. Critics, however, say the scheme will further undermine what remains of the market system while promoting deeply controversial United Nations Agenda 21-linked notions of sustainable development....
21) PRESIDENT OBAMA and MICHELLE
5 Ways Barack Obama Is Making War On The Middle Class Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2013 | John Hawkins
"While Barack Obama is enjoying extravagant parties with Hollywood celebrities and taking opulent vacations, America's middle class is being decimated by his policies. Certainly Obama deserves to be condemned for the Nixonian corruption and Carteresque incompetence of his administration, but what Obama is doing to middle class Americans is just as despicable. He's slowly, but surely squeezing them into oblivion.
Sadly, many Democrats are fine with this because they've calculated that a poor voter or better yet in their eyes, a voter dependent on welfare and food stamps, is more likely to support them than a voter in the middle class. Whatever happened to having a government that tries to make it easier for people in the middle class as opposed to putting policies like these in place? ..."
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Michelle Obama Calls on Youth to Be Citizens of the World
Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2013 - 10:49 AM | Fred Lucas
"First lady Michelle Obama called for young people in both South Africa and the United States to be citizens of the world through the use of social media.
For you guys to begin to talk to each other and realize that you have so much in common whether you are in Soweto or Houston or anywhere in the world there is so much we can do together, the first lady said. And I want you all to start thinking about being citizens of the world, and in order to do, that youve got to start reaching out, and this is just the beginning.
~ ~ ~ SMART GOVERNMENT - OBAMACARE
Heres Obama's 'Smart' Government at Work
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/09/2013 | IBD Staff
"ObamaCare: The president brags about how he's bringing smart, 21st century technology to government. But the news surrounding that talk provides a showcase for how inept his administration is when it comes to IT.
'We've made huge swaths of your government more efficient and more transparent, and more accountable than ever before," President Obama claimed Monday.
But the very next day, AP reported that a "computer system problem" has caused his administration to delay yet another piece of ObamaCare for at least a year...."
22)FDA - FARMERS BEING SHUT DOWN
FOOD STAMP LEGISLATION http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/3040937/posts
When the Guy Comes with a Clipboard
http://pjmedia.com ^ | July 8, 2013 | Ed Driscoll
I can fight the bugs, I can fight the lack of rain, but when the guy comes with a clipboard what are you going to do?, asks farmer whos shutting down his business, thanks to the Obama FDA:
Bessemer called it quits out of frustration with pending federal food safety regulations that likely will require farmers to very specifically track their produce and how it is handled from seed to sale, among other things.
The new rules are part of the Food Safety Modernization Act, sweeping changes within the Food and Drug Administration aimed at making our food system safer by being able to pinpoint where contamination occurs. The federal law was passed in 2011, but how it will be implemented is still a work in progress..."
...Bessemer Farms calls it quits, says new farm rules too cumbersome, from Ohio.com (the Akron Beacon Journal Online), today. As Jon Gabriel of the Exurban League once tweeted in 2009, Just finished Amity Shlaes The Forgotten Man today. Obamas team thinks its an economics textbook rather than a cautionary tale.
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FOOD STAMP LEGISLATION
(Whiff of good news)
A Healthy Farm Rebellion - Breaking up the food stamp-agribusiness political alliance.
The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 12, 2013 | WSJ
"An old Washington joke goes that an employee of the Department of Agriculture sees a colleague sobbing and rushes to ask what's wrong? The man replies, "My farmer died." So it goes with this week's House rebellion on the farm bill, which has Democrats wailing in protest. Their latest vehicle for subsidies and food stamps died.
House Republicans passed an historic farm bill on Thursday that for the first time in about 40 years separates food stamps from farm policy. This bids to divide what has been a political alliance of urban Democrats and farm-state Republicans that has bloated the budgets of both programs for decades.
This also explains the howls from Democrats, all of whom voted against the measure. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi was visibly irate as she accused Republicans of taking "food out of the mouths of babies and you prevent a bill from going forward that addresses our food banks and our nutrition needs and the rest for our country, what are you thinking?" Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut chimed in that "a vote for this bill is a vote to end nutrition in America." Who writes this melodrama?
Ms. Pelosi's anger must be especially amusing to House Speaker John Boehner, because the Democratic leader helped to defeat the original..."
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