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)
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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.