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Big Media Won't Touch Agenda 21
SierraTimes.com ^ | Feb 3, 2005 | Nancy Levant

Posted on 02/03/2005 10:37:05 PM PST by hedgetrimmer

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To: Free2BeMe
Very weird indeed.

World domination by the Jews, Hell, Koffee anus hates Jews. It's the UN that is the problem.

101 posted on 02/04/2005 12:41:19 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

Survivors Sue UN for "Complicity" in Rwanda Genocide
The United Nations is being sued, for the first time in its history, for alleged complicity in the crime of genocide. Lawyers are instituting a case on behalf of two Rwandan women whose families died during the 1994 genocide in which 800,000, mostly Tutsi people, were slaughtered by Hutus.

The women, the widow of a former Rwandan supreme court judge and the sister of a Tutsi former cabinet minister, accuse UN soldiers who were meant to defend their families of either handing them over to their killers or running away.

The UN secretary general, Kofi Annan, has expressed regret, and admitted UN failings in responding to the genocide.

--Karen MacGregor


In its preamble, the U.N. Charter says it was formed to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." The truth is, that the U.N. has done more to prevent peace, than to prevent war. In its entire history, the U.N. Security Council has voted to authorize military intervention only three times: in Korea, in the 1991 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and in the 2002 intervention in Afghanistan – all at the request of the United States.

While hundreds of thousands of people were being hacked to death in Rwanda, the U.N. talked, but did nothing. While ethnic cleansing was occurring in the Balkans, the U.N. talked, but did nothing. The chronology of slaughter during the life of the U.N. is inescapable evidence of the U.N.'s abject failure to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war."

--Henry Lamb


102 posted on 02/04/2005 12:42:31 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: sdpatriot

First destroy the family stucture than you can get away with anything. We are fighting with each other like the Arabs use Israel to divert attention from the real problems. I know it's all for the good of the planet but it's the way they are going about doing it that is disturbing.


103 posted on 02/04/2005 12:42:59 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: endthematrix
It shows. Your posts and opinions are appreciated!

I'm glad he posted this or I would have never known about Agenda 21.

104 posted on 02/04/2005 12:43:48 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: familyop

Good post! Thanks for the info, I am adding it to my research notes.


105 posted on 02/04/2005 12:44:06 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

And yes, I've paid attention to recent Islamofascist leadership moves and some of their other alliances. It's also very noticeable that our Navy is and has been hard at work in those areas (nothing class'd, but in the world civilian news for many months).

History involving the Protocols of the Elders of Zion Nazi forgery figures very much into that, too. It and similar literature are being republished in some of those areas. ...don't know what it has to do with the socialist land grab racket, though.


106 posted on 02/04/2005 12:45:28 AM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
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To: texastoo
we had foreign jets in our skies almost immediately afterwards.

Those were AWACs planes provided by NATO. I just can't see how that was so troubling.

You do realize that the German Luftwaffe has been co-located with the Army at Fort Bliss for something like forty years?

I refuse to believe that the UN and toads like Ted Turner will be able to overcome our innate Americaness. I don't deny that there are groups who seek the outcomes many of you fear. I just don't believe they can win. I don't think they'll even come close.
107 posted on 02/04/2005 12:45:50 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: texastoo
"911...I do recall we had foreign jets in our skies almost immediately afterwards. Not American jets. For some reason I never felt safe with our air sovereignty being given to foreigners for that period of time. I know I would have felt better to have our own Navy jets guarding our country."

Don't worry, they were Cayman Island jets. They came with the package deal with the UN for the Liberty Bell.

108 posted on 02/04/2005 12:46:49 AM PST by spunkets
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth

Are you kidding ? The US governmet is in on it.


109 posted on 02/04/2005 12:47:40 AM PST by John Lenin
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To: pbrown

Do current moves regarding that Treaty have anything to do with China's obvious efforts to own certain ocean spots (trade/military routes)?


110 posted on 02/04/2005 12:48:05 AM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
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To: hedgetrimmer
The UN is a black hole. Everything goes in....nothing goes out. Look at the scandal with the O.F.F. program. Koffee is untouchable. Millions of humans have been slaughtered. Billions of dollars have been stolen and he walks free.
111 posted on 02/04/2005 12:48:49 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: sdpatriot

I was hoping W. would be more like his mother than his father.

Bush disappointed me the day he made the speech to the UN saying they were irrelevant and in the same breadth he committed us to UNESCO. I also didn't like the fact that we had foreign planes in our skies after 9/11 for months. It still galls me that the UN was invited to monitor our elections. OSCE was created by the UN to monitor elections.


112 posted on 02/04/2005 12:48:50 AM PST by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: pbrown
I think his point is the book was a HUGE lie that people believed because they were kooks, so we're kooks believing this about the UN. He's comparing the people who believed that anti semantic trash to the people who believe the UN wants to destroy the U.S.
113 posted on 02/04/2005 12:49:29 AM PST by Free2BeMe
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To: endthematrix

Re: After about six months of reading... oops, is Nancy Levant's story.

My story is different, but I certainly appreciate your appreciation!


114 posted on 02/04/2005 12:50:45 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: familyop

Actually, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion was a forgery made by the Czar's secret police.

The root of many later conspiracy theories of powerful groups attempting to dominate the world through deceptive means.

I'm sorry, but our national story doesn't end with us as UN chattel. We've beaten far worse then that bunch of dopes.


115 posted on 02/04/2005 12:51:49 AM PST by A Balrog of Morgoth (With fire, sword, and stinging whip I drive the Rats in terror before me.)
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To: familyop
Yes they do. In the paperwork I have it states ...."Empower rogue nations such as China".

Senator Lugar is involved in getting L.O.S.T. passed.

116 posted on 02/04/2005 12:52:18 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: Free2BeMe
Hell, he slammed me and I didn't even know it.

This is real. I cannot thank hedgetrimmer enough for bringing this to my attention.

I can't believe I had never heard of it before.

Didn't they call the Wright Bros. kooks for saying they could fly?

117 posted on 02/04/2005 12:56:20 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: CyberAnt



read Dave Kopel's reports on it -
http://www.nationalreview.com/kopel/kopel073001.shtml

many live links within the story and a must read.
Kopel is not a Bush supporter... at least he wasn't in "00. not sure now..

exerpt:
The two-week conference was the result of General Assembly Resolution 54/54, adopted Dec. 15, 1999. According to the U.N. itself, the conference "was convened to address the increasing threat to human security from the spread of small arms and light weapons and their illegal trade." Note that "illegal trade" is only one part of the threat. "The spread of small arms" is considered a threat in itself.

At the conference, speaker after speaker made it clear that "excessive" quantities of guns (i.e., any guns in civilian hands) was a problem in itself, separate from the issue of illegal trade. Rey Pagtakhan, the Canadian secretary of state, condemned "The excessive and destabilizing accumulation and uncontrolled spread of small arms."

Ireland's U.N. delegate declared, "States must stop exporting of small arms and light weapons to all except other governments. All states must suppress private ownership of small arms and light weapons."
......snip...
Likewise pushing for severe domestic restrictions was the "Eminent Persons Group" (no kidding) consisting of 23 anti-gun busybodies. American members included U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Robert McNamara, who followed his tenure as the worst defense secretary (leading the U.S. into what he knew was an unwinnable war in Vietnam) with an even more destructive, albeit quieter, tenure as president of the World Bank, in which he shoveled aid and loans at third-world kleptocracies which used the money to oppress their subject peoples. The indigenous victims of the World Bank/kleptocracy alliance are the kind of people whom the Eminent Persons Group does not want to have guns.

....snip....

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan equated small arms to nuclear weapons or chemical warfare weapons — thus demonizing them, and implying that they should never be in civilian hands. He said that small arms are "'weapons of mass destruction' in terms of the carnage they cause." Annan compared the current campaign against small arms to the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) — whose objective, of course, is total prohibition. The ICBL, by the way, proclaims that it is about "much more than the eventual elimination of landmines", and is furious at the Bush administration's stance at the U.N. Small Arms Conference




118 posted on 02/04/2005 12:56:28 AM PST by sdpatriot ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." Rummy)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Part of it was lifted from the French satire,"Dialogues in Hell Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu" but it was written as Propaganda to flame antisemitism.
119 posted on 02/04/2005 12:57:32 AM PST by Free2BeMe
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Then why give the UN a toe-hold? They need to know that we won't stand for it...well, some of us won't.

Never underestimate your enemy. That is a critical mistake.

120 posted on 02/04/2005 12:59:24 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: CyberAnt
It's no joke. Read some of the following. America is in big trouble.
121 posted on 02/04/2005 12:59:42 AM PST by NRA2BFree (NO AMNESTY, NO UN, NO PC, NO BS, NO MSM, NO WHINY @SS LIBERAL BEDWETTERS, NO LIBERAL JUDGES! YEAH!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

And you're welcome.

On the Protocols, that is being republished around what were once ground tactical gateways to Russia over the past few years. We hope to reverse that ugly process and talk them out of anti-Semitism soon.


122 posted on 02/04/2005 1:00:06 AM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
"can't even carry off a 2nd rate kickback scheme"

"can't even get bribery right "

OH, they DIDN'T succeed? You are not intellectually challenged not to understand the concept of world domination either by, "consent or conquest." Foreign armies are to feared, so is the polition bent on power. No this isn't the 1990's but when did the UN care what date it implements supra-national agreements? You are bemoaning FReepers who raise alarm beels to this. Remember, ‘All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing’

123 posted on 02/04/2005 1:00:34 AM PST by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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To: sdpatriot

I remember right before the Nov. elections the woman who was responsible for taking away the guns in Canada and I believe Australia and maybe Ireland, was having a conference here in America talking about gun control, about getting rid of our second amendment.


124 posted on 02/04/2005 1:03:34 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: sdpatriot
It's a changing of the guard. The UN Marxists are on the outs. Time for some business interests to make the plays.
125 posted on 02/04/2005 1:04:05 AM PST by endthematrix (Declare 2005 as the year the battle for freedom from tax slavery!)
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To: pbrown

Protect U.S. Sovereignty: Sink the Law of the Sea Treaty
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1331018/posts

Lugar, Rice, & Others Pushing For Law Of the Sea Treaty (LOST) Passage
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1329399/posts

Sovereignty-sapping U.N. Accord gets new Life
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1328002/posts


126 posted on 02/04/2005 1:04:46 AM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
Google has 20,800,000 links with information on Agenda 21. It's not a joke.
127 posted on 02/04/2005 1:06:23 AM PST by NRA2BFree (NO AMNESTY, NO UN, NO PC, NO BS, NO MSM, NO WHINY @SS LIBERAL BEDWETTERS, NO LIBERAL JUDGES! YEAH!)
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To: pbrown

I don't think most people are looking for what is going on behind our backs by the UN. However, sometimes they are right out in the open with it and no one is the wiser. Example, November 21, 2004, 21 nations held a conference in South America. They didn't call it agenda 21 but you can bet your bottom dollar that is what it was.


128 posted on 02/04/2005 1:07:20 AM PST by texastoo (a "has-been" Republican)
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To: hedgetrimmer

ping


129 posted on 02/04/2005 1:08:13 AM PST by Exton1
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To: texastoo

yes, those things you mentioned i don;t like either. but they are just words... so far or nothing really big -yet. has he done anything that would make you think he is the Rockefeller type? i can see W actually playing the UN ... hope it's not just wishful thinking..


130 posted on 02/04/2005 1:09:31 AM PST by sdpatriot ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." Rummy)
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To: hedgetrimmer
President Bush is one of those who agree with the treaty....that's scary.

Thanks for the info. I have this thread bookmarked. This subject needs to be brought out in the open for all to see.

131 posted on 02/04/2005 1:10:30 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: texastoo
Example, November 21, 2004, 21 nations held a conference in South America. They didn't call it agenda 21 but you can bet your bottom dollar that is what it was.

I never made that connection. Thanks for pointing it out.

132 posted on 02/04/2005 1:12:03 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: struggle

I wasn't too worried either until I heard he's pushing the L.O.S.T. treaty...

Something doesn't add up.


133 posted on 02/04/2005 1:14:18 AM PST by yer gonna put yer eye out (Gettin' a PhD (Prettyhard on Democrats) at FR)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
I'm sorry, but our national story doesn't end with us as UN chattel. We've beaten far worse then that bunch of dopes.

Really? How have we beaten the UN?

What precisely have we done to beat them?

What are the signs of our 'victory'?

Please don't merely express your opinion. Anyone, especially a swabbie can tell a great sea tale.

I want you to provide the proof to back up your claims.

134 posted on 02/04/2005 1:16:12 AM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker
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To: All
Isn't it koffee annus who wants to put restrictions on what can be put out over the internet?

If you can google, and get more than 20 million hits on Agenda 21, maybe that's just one of his reasons. Subjects like the one we are discussing will be prohibited.

135 posted on 02/04/2005 1:16:16 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

i've heard this before... and i called my dem senator Tim Johnson last fall when they tried sneaking LOST through. he also claimed Bush was for it. i asked him how he knew that.... and he had no answer... he had just heard it. is there a quote where Bush said he is for LOST?


136 posted on 02/04/2005 1:17:20 AM PST by sdpatriot ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." Rummy)
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To: texastoo

Sorry about that last post. I thought you were being sarcastic. The Liberty Bell is owned by the city of Philadelphia.


137 posted on 02/04/2005 1:18:18 AM PST by spunkets
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
In the meantime, here's a little tidbit for you to chew on.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites - Everglades National Park:

Threats to the Site:

The site was inscribed on the List of the World Heritage in Danger in 1993 after the park's Superintendent informed the Committee of extensive damage to Everglades' ecology due to a number of causes including nearby urban growth, pollution from fertilisers, mercury poisoning of fish and wildlife, and a fall in water levels caused by flood protection measures. In addition, on 24 August 1992, Hurricane Andrew altered much of Florida Bay and its ecological systems and destroyed the park's visitor centre.

The inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger led to an increased federal funding for the restoration of the site. A major rehabilitation effort is currently underway with $US 8 million budgeted for ecosystem research. This is the largest budget allocation ever voted for research in a park in any part of the world. Legal actions and negotiations were undertaken to reduce pollution by fertiliser, an addition of 107,000 acres has been incorporated to protect the north- eastern part of the Park and structural changes in the water management system have been undertaken to restore the water level in this area.

As of 1998, US$ 26 million worth of land purchases have been completed in the East Everglades Expansion Area; an additional US$ 40 million are needed to finalise the total of 109,000 acres of additional land purchases foreseen as part of the program to expand the total extent of the Everglades National Park. On the other hand, it was noted, legislation introduced in the US Congress would permanently retain the presence of the Miccosukee Tribe within the Everglades National Park. Any agreement for providing a site for the Tribe's continued practice of its living culture may come into conflict with the restoration of water flows through the eastern Shark Slough (where the Miccosukee Tribe is located), considered to be a essential measure for the restoration of the overall Everglades ecosystem.

138 posted on 02/04/2005 1:22:12 AM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker
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To: sdpatriot
is there a quote where Bush said he is for LOST?

I'll check that and get back to you.

At Condis confirmation hearing she said she supported L.O.S.T. Don't you think that odd that that subject would come up at that time?

It is her job to do the presidents biding is it not?

139 posted on 02/04/2005 1:23:18 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
"I'm sorry, but our national story doesn't end with us as UN chattel. We've beaten far worse then that bunch of dopes."

I can agree with that. Losing in that sense is unthinkable (doctrine from another branch--one that I was an instructor in). But at the same time, I disagree with radical environmentalism and its political associations. Its members, internal and external to our country, are too intent against private control/ownership of real property.
140 posted on 02/04/2005 1:24:20 AM PST by familyop ("Let us try" sounds better, don't you think? "Essayons" is so...Latin.)
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To: sdpatriot
Here you go....http://magic-city-news.com/article_2894.shtml

That's President Bush agreeing with it.

141 posted on 02/04/2005 1:30:36 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: A Balrog of Morgoth
You are correct that this is a winnable fight, but people have to know that there is a fight in order to win it.

"Smart Growth" is "Agenda 21"

Undue Influence

Enemy Central: The American Planning Association

142 posted on 02/04/2005 1:32:19 AM PST by metesky ("Brethren, leave us go amongst them." Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton - Ward Bond- The Searchers)
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To: pbrown

these gun haters do not like Bush. this is from the UN affiliatied International Campaign to Band Landmines ( a cover for small arms confiscation)
it does me good to see how much they dislike Bush policy




Author/Origin: Jody Williams williamsSPAMFLTER@SPATMFLTERicbl.org
(Monday 16 July 2001 Washington, DC)
Hello to everyone in the ICBL.
It has been a very long time since I have written to everyone, but the latest from the Bush administration is just too disturbing to ignore.
As we have talked about many times, a big concern to many of us in the ICBL -- and some of our government friends who really do care about the civil society-government partnership that we have forged -- has always been that some governments would try to make sure that that model was not replicated to resolve other issues -- such as child soldiers, small arms/light weapons control, the establishment of an International Criminal Court, to name just a few.
I guess it should be of little surprise given the arrogant isolationism of this new administration and its hostility to almost every international treaty whether already negotiated or in the process of negotiation that the US government just this past week at the United Nations attacked the very model that we established with the ICBL.
As you all now, there is a three-week conference underway at the UN to try to deal with the proliferation of light arms and small weapons. You might have read the news reports of the US’s very hostile position toward the conference. There were articles about it in the Washington Post and opinion pieces in the New York Times to name just a couple, this past week. But what I had not seen mentioned was that the US was not only hostile to the negotiations it is also trying to block the open participation of citizens in the discussions.
In case you haven't seen it, John R. Bolton, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, addressed the Plenary Session of the UN Conference on the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons for the U.S. And he said:
“We do not support the promotion of international advocacy activity by international or non-governmental organizations, particularly when those political or policy views advocated are not consistent with the views of all member states. What individual governments do in this regard is for them to decide, but we do not regard the international governmental support of particular political viewpoints to be consistent with democratic principles. Accordingly, the provisions of the draft Program that contemplate such activity should be modified or eliminated.” (If you wish to read the entire address it can be found at: http://www.state.gov/t/us/rm/2001/index.cfm?docid=4038)
In other words, Bolton and the Bush administration are saying that NGOs should not be allowed to express views on issues under negotiation -- particularly, as Mr. Bolton notes in so many words, if such views "offend" any single country (such as the U.S., for example). The administration is trying to re-establish the tyranny of consensus that we were able to avoid in the Ottawa Process and with government-civil society partnership in that process . And he is saying that the rules of procedure of the negotiations should be changed to silence our voices.
In so many words, the Bush administration is saying that having a point of view and expressing it is not “consistent with democratic principles.” Am I alone in feeling that I’ve fallen through the looking glass and the jabberwocky is talking gibberish?
We all know that what we have achieved in the ICBL is much more than the eventual elimination of landmines. It is the model itself and the empowerment that we all have gotten by working together for a common goal -- even if we don't always agree on every detail of how to get there. As we all know, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) is about a whole lot more than just landmines. Even if we only were able to get rid of this indiscriminate weapon and help landmine survivors around the world, it would be a significant contribution to a better world. But, the Campaign has done so much more than that and has become a powerful example of what ordinary citizens can do when they work together and express their views. For that, in part, we received the Nobel Peace Prize.
You might recall that in its announcement of the 1997 award, the Norwegian Nobel Committee said, among other things, “that the ICBL, in making up a network through which it has been possible to express and mediate a broad wave of popular commitment in an unprecedented way.....has grown into a convincing example of an effective policy for peace." In concluding, the Nobel Committee noted that as “a model for similar processes in the future, it could prove of decisive importance to the international effort for disarmament and peace."
Apparently, the Bush administration recognizes that our model could prove of decisive importance and wants to stop it now. I hope many if not all of you share my outrage at this attempt to take away our voices -- and that you will let your governments know that you are outraged that the 'world's greatest democracy' is behaving in such an undemocratic fashion.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Jody Williams
http://www.icbl.org/news/archive/old/64


143 posted on 02/04/2005 1:32:35 AM PST by sdpatriot ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." Rummy)
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To: sdpatriot

"The United Nations redistribution policy".


144 posted on 02/04/2005 1:34:26 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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To: pbrown

hmmm... no, i didn;t know it was mentioned during Condi's grilling..

rats

but (hehe)

but.. i still have hope.. i KNOW Bush was playing the dems when he said he would sign the fienstien Gun Ban law if they got it to his desk. either he KNEW he could say that knowing it wouldn't make it there, or.. he was just bluffing...

i'm holding onto hope here. he did get us out of that ICC..


145 posted on 02/04/2005 1:38:06 AM PST by sdpatriot ("If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly." Rummy)
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To: pbrown
"Isn't it koffee annus who wants to put restrictions on what can be put out over the internet? If you can google, and get more than 20 million hits on Agenda 21..."

Agenda 21 is a bit old. The implementation isn't by UN action, it's by fed through local zoning, land use, code, EPA, ect rules. In addition, requiring planning for everything drives operating expenses up even further. The plans aren't allowed to be flexible either.

Folks never really see the connection. It comes in little peices and by stealth as buried items in budget bills. Required land use planning came as an item attached at the last minute to a budget bill at the end of legislative session. Most have no interest anyway, because they have nothing at stake and are shown what they have to gain in this taking of other folks property.

146 posted on 02/04/2005 1:38:17 AM PST by spunkets
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To: sdpatriot
Damn, thanks.

They won't be happy till they take our guns.

When people start talking about confiscating our weapons, it has the opposite effect on people like us.

We have been buying guns and ammo in this house. One never knows when one might need them....lol

147 posted on 02/04/2005 1:40:25 AM PST by processing please hold (Islam and Christianity do not mix ----9-11 taught us that)
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FYI... (source here-> http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=82&id_news=106 )

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentences a former Yugoslav General, among other things, for the destruction of and damage to the World Heritage site of the Old Town of Dubrovnik

01 February 2005
On 31 January 2005, the Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia sentenced retired General Pavle Strugar of the Yugoslav Peoples’ Army to eight years in prison for war crimes perpetrated in 1991. He has been found guilty of war crimes against the civilian population and, under Article 3(d) of the Tribunal’s Statute, of the destruction of and wilful damage to a number of historical and cultural sites located in the Old Town of Dubrovnik, in Croatia, a site inscribed on the List of World Heritage since 1979. This Judgement illustrates clearly how destruction of, and damage to, world heritage sites under the 1972 UNESCO Convention can be sanctioned under international humanitarian law.

Damaged by the armed conflict of the 1990s, the Old City of Dubrovnik became the focus of a major restoration programme co-ordinated by UNESCO. In 1991, the city was immediately included on the List of World Heritage in Danger in order to draw international attention to the situation and carry out the necessary emergency protection measures. With UNESCO providing technical advice and financial assistance, the Croatian Government restored the facades of the Franciscan and Dominican cloisters, repaired roofs and rebuilt palaces. As a result, in December 1998, it became possible to remove the city from the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Today, the World Heritage Centre continues to provide international assistance to the site, most recently by financing two meetings of the Consultative Council of Experts for the Restoration of Dubrovnik.

The judgements and Press Releases of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia can be consulted at the following address: www.un.org/icty


148 posted on 02/04/2005 1:44:35 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Life is sexually transmitted.)
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and.. (http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=166)

World Heritage Committee
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The World Heritage Committee is the statutory body responsible for decision-making on all matters related to the implementation of the World Heritage Convention.

It meets once a year, in June, to:

*

Select new properties for the World Heritage List from among the cultural and natural properties nominated by the different countries. The Committee is assisted by the Advisory bodies .
* Examine reports on the state of conservation of listed properties and ask the States Parties to take action when properties are not being properly managed.
* Allocate finances of the World Heritage Fund for properties in need of repair or restoration; for emergency action if properties are in immediate danger; for providing technical assistance and training; and for promotional and educational activities.

Structure

The Committee consists of representatives from 21 States Parties, elected by the General Assembly of the States Parties to the World Heritage Convention.

The Committee elects the Chairperson, the Rapporteur and five Vice-Chairpersons. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee , subsequently amended at its 2nd, 3rd, 20th, 24th and 25th ordinary sessions and 6th extraordinary session.
The Chairperson

The Chairperson chairs the sessions of the Committee and represents the Committee for a period of one year. The Chairperson also has the authority to approve requests for preparatory assistance (maximum US$ 15,000), for training and technical cooperation up to US$ 20,000 and for emergency assistance up to US$ 50,000.


149 posted on 02/04/2005 1:45:30 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Life is sexually transmitted.)
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another one ... (http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=246&id_state=169)

United States of America
Date of ratification of the Convention:
07 Dec 1973

Properties inscribed on the World Heritage List:
Cultural

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (1982)

Chaco Culture National Historical Park (1987)

Independence Hall (1979)

La Fortaleza and San Juan Historic Site in Puerto Rico (1983)

Mesa Verde (1978)

Monticello and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville (1987)

Pueblo de Taos (1992)

Statue of Liberty (1984)
Natural

Carlsbad Caverns National Park (1995)

Everglades National Park (1979)

Grand Canyon National Park (1979)

Great Smoky Mountains National Park (1983)

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (1987)

Kluane/Wrangell-St. Elias/Glacier Bay/Tatshenshini-Alsek (1979)

Mammoth Cave National Park (1981)

Olympic National Park (1981)

Redwood National Park (1980)

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park (1995)

Yellowstone (1978)

Yosemite National Park (1984)


150 posted on 02/04/2005 1:46:24 AM PST by An.American.Expatriate (Life is sexually transmitted.)
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