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UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans (Bug, Animal & Plant Rights)
Canada.com ^ | 04-12-2011 | By Steven Edwards

Posted on 04/12/2011 11:35:54 AM PDT by Red Badger

Bolivia will this month table a draft United Nations treaty giving "Mother Earth" the same rights as humans — having just passed a domestic law that does the same for bugs, trees and all other natural things in the South American country.

The bid aims to have the UN recognize the Earth as a living entity that humans have sought to "dominate and exploit" — to the point that the "well-being and existence of many beings" is now threatened.

The wording may yet evolve, but the general structure is meant to mirror Bolivia's Law of the Rights of Mother Earth, which Bolivian President Evo Morales enacted in January.

That document speaks of the country's natural resources as "blessings," and grants the Earth a series of specific rights that include rights to life, water and clean air; the right to repair livelihoods affected by human activities; and the right to be free from pollution.

It also establishes a Ministry of Mother Earth, and provides the planet with an ombudsman whose job is to hear nature's complaints as voiced by activist and other groups, including the state.

"If you want to have balance, and you think that the only (entities) who have rights are humans or companies, then how can you reach balance?" Pablo Salon, Bolivia's ambassador to the UN, told Postmedia News. "But if you recognize that nature too has rights, and (if you provide) legal forms to protect and preserve those rights, then you can achieve balance."

The application of the law appears destined to pose new challenges for companies operating in the country, which is rich in natural resources, including natural gas and lithium, but remains one of the poorest in Latin America.

(Excerpt) Read more at canada.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: animalrights; corporate; educrat; globalism; nimby; treehuggers
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1 posted on 04/12/2011 11:36:01 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

The initial response should be to tear down the UN buildings around the world since they have destroyed mother earth.


2 posted on 04/12/2011 11:38:25 AM PDT by edcoil (Democrats doing to America what Reagan did to russia. Driving it to bankrupcy.)
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To: Red Badger

More rights than the LIBERALS give a human FETUS! (shaking head)!!


3 posted on 04/12/2011 11:39:06 AM PDT by blondee123 (TRUMP=WINNING OBAMA=YOU'RE FIRED!!!)
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To: Red Badger

Bolivia, with their open pit mining wants rights for Mother Earth?


4 posted on 04/12/2011 11:39:37 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Red Badger

What about bacterial rights?

Listerine == Zyklon B


5 posted on 04/12/2011 11:40:19 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Steely Tom

What about virus rights?.......AIDs...........


6 posted on 04/12/2011 11:42:15 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies, as of 04-06-2011)
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To: Red Badger
They're looking at this the wrong way.

It's not about elevating invertebrates to the level of human beings.

It's about lowering the status of human beings to the level of invertebrates.

That way, there is nothing immoral about the final solution to the inconvenient human being problem.

7 posted on 04/12/2011 11:43:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: Red Badger

This is just global cap and trade and carbon credits dressed up in paganistic clothing.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 11:44:12 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dear Sir,

We, the United Nations, have deemed that there are too many people on the is planet to maintain its health.
Therefore you are to report to the nearest human decontamination center as soon as possible.
Failure to do so will result in your forfeiture of all possible rights under the Mother Earth Treaty of 2012.
Have a nice day..............


9 posted on 04/12/2011 11:47:42 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies, as of 04-06-2011)
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To: blondee123
Cockroaches and ticks have more rights then a fetus in the eyes of these socialist douchebags. Where are all the people with common sense and decency? Are all positions of power full of such fools?
10 posted on 04/12/2011 11:47:52 AM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Red Badger

Well, I’d be in favor of giving everyone remotely connected to the UN the same rights that bugs currently enjoy....

(and then, decriminalize DDT...)


11 posted on 04/12/2011 11:48:32 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Red Badger

Rom 1:25
They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator


12 posted on 04/12/2011 11:49:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger
Canadian activist Maude Barlow is among global environmentalists backing the drive with a book the group will launch in New York during the UN debate: Nature Has Rights. Yeah Maudie!...we know where you're coming from!
13 posted on 04/12/2011 11:49:40 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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14 posted on 04/12/2011 11:51:06 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Red Badger

We need some more acronyms here.

WTF?

FU UN.


15 posted on 04/12/2011 11:51:46 AM PDT by hadaclueonce ("Endeavor to persevere.")
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To: Red Badger

Brushing your teeth is Murder!

Showering is Genocide!

All those bacteria are killed. How can we let this continue?

You may argue that they are just single-celled critters, which only makes you a Sizeist, worse than a Racist.


16 posted on 04/12/2011 11:52:37 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Trickle Up Poverty.)
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To: Red Badger

Anyone who lives in Bolivia deserves a UN granted right to have equal statutory standing as any ground slug or gnat or hunk of moss.


17 posted on 04/12/2011 11:53:35 AM PDT by mmercier
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To: Red Badger

Just what the heck are we supposed to eat?
Is this how Obama is going to put doctors out of business?


18 posted on 04/12/2011 11:54:36 AM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: Red Badger

Trees and plants have a right to be free from carbon dioxide pollution!!!!


19 posted on 04/12/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Red Badger

Does that include a baby or a fetus as the left calls the little child?


20 posted on 04/12/2011 11:57:56 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Red Badger
They have appointed themselves god, and therefore have taken it upon themselves to define the rights of everything.

It's the anti-Church. Or, if you prefer (and more in keeping with the vision of Dag Hammerskjold), it's the UN-Church. Its destiny is sealed.

21 posted on 04/12/2011 12:00:10 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: Red Badger; All

More nonsense from the America-Hating Free Trader Communist Globalists at the UN.

Sad part is that we have a lot of people that support these Unpunished Nazis


22 posted on 04/12/2011 12:03:01 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (Donald Trump wants Obama's BC released...Glenn Beck attacks Birthers....Now, who is supporting Obama)
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To: Uncle Ike

“Well, I’d be in favor of giving everyone remotely connected to the UN the same rights that bugs currently enjoy....”

Unfortunately, it isn’t going to work that way). See post No. 7).

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23 posted on 04/12/2011 12:04:05 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: Red Badger

With rights come responsibilities - can the people of Japan sue mother earth for all the havoc associated with the earthquake and tsunami? Where do they go to collect damages?

And will mother earth be subject to capital punishment (or just indefinite confinement) for all the innocent souls she took in the aforementioned incidents?


24 posted on 04/12/2011 12:04:39 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: Red Badger
The leaders of foreign countries realize Americans are sick. The excessive concern exhibited by Americans about animals, plants and minerals is a symptom of the sickness. For example, concern over the smelt allowing the destruction with the resulting transfer of land in the San Joaquin valley to new owners at bargain prices. Therefore, foreign governments will pass legislation that is aimed at curtailing any resurgence by the American people. Further, foreign governments know that the clowns that compose the current group running our country will sign on to any program harmful to American interests. Goofy programs will be "coming out of the walls!"
25 posted on 04/12/2011 12:05:55 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Red Badger
The application of the law appears destined to pose new challenges for companies operating in the country, which is rich in natural resources, including natural gas and lithium, but remains one of the poorest in Latin America.,p>I just hope Bolivia doesn't receive any foreign aid.

This last sentence says it all.

In a world gone mad, it should not be a surpeise thet the most backward, ignorant countries of the world feel entitled to make rules to control everyone, including the USA.

First the muslim, now Bolivia. Do we need to join the madness?

The UN has outlived its usefulness. It is a total drain on the developed world. What are we thinking?

26 posted on 04/12/2011 12:06:35 PM PDT by Publius6961 (There has Never been a "Tax On The Rich" that has not reached the middle class)
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To: peeps36
Are all positions of power full of such fools?

Apparently!

27 posted on 04/12/2011 12:07:28 PM PDT by blondee123 (TRUMP=WINNING OBAMA=YOU'RE FIRED!!!)
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To: MrB
"Rom 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator"

Right on point. It is the culture of death to humans. We are the bacteria in these people's minds. Their "mother earth" worship is not new but goes back to the beginning of civilization. "There is nothing new under the sun"--Ecclesiastes.

28 posted on 04/12/2011 12:07:44 PM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: Red Badger
hahaha Pictures, Images and Photos

I Approve of the UN's glorious plans!!!!

29 posted on 04/12/2011 12:08:59 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Badger

Send the UN Hq to Uganda out our country, end funding of these nitwits.


30 posted on 04/12/2011 12:10:05 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: Red Badger

Smacks of this:

http://www.rmarkmusser.com/enviro.asp

Enviro-Baalism


31 posted on 04/12/2011 12:11:05 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Badger

Throw the UN in a pit with lions, tigers and bears to prove their point.


32 posted on 04/12/2011 12:25:14 PM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Red Badger

Sometimes I have to wonder who is really behind the UN....

I have to sound like a Tin Foil Hat wearing weirdo, but lately a lot of the crap that comes out of the UN sounds like stuff that would come out of the mouth PR person from Mars who wants to use insidious plots to take over the world.


33 posted on 04/12/2011 12:38:18 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Red Badger
Geez Louise....what kind of drugs are these people on?
34 posted on 04/12/2011 12:40:07 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Red Badger
Bolivia is a country with a large indigenous population, whose traditional belief systems took on greater resonance following the election of Morales, Latin America's first indigenous president.

Alejandro Toledo (President of Peru, 2001-2006), doesn't count because he's educated and speaks fluent Spanish. From Wikipedia:

"Toledo is one of sixteen children of a family of indigenous campesinos of Quechua heritage... Later on, he attended Stanford University, where he received a master's in Economics, a master's in education, and completed his PhD in Economics of Human Resources (in 1993) at the Stanford University School of Education."

35 posted on 04/12/2011 12:43:25 PM PDT by Ozone34 ("There are only two philosophies: Thomism and bullshitism!" -Leon Bloy)
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To: GraceG
Sometimes I have to wonder who is really behind the UN....

Well, he was created as an angel, has the name Lucifer, and is the enemy of mankind.

36 posted on 04/12/2011 12:44:48 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Red Badger

And which creatures are going to represent the other creatures in court?


37 posted on 04/12/2011 12:45:34 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Spot on.


38 posted on 04/12/2011 12:56:35 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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To: Red Badger

Move the UN to Libya and let them have a back to nature life style, like craping in the ditch.


39 posted on 04/12/2011 1:20:55 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Red Badger
What Crappola!....
40 posted on 04/12/2011 1:22:06 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Allegra

Natural ones, of course.

41 posted on 04/12/2011 1:22:34 PM PDT by BlueDragon (tonto he got smart said listenkimmosabe, kissmyass I boughtaboat, I'm headedout to sea)
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To: Red Badger

Interesting. No one gets it, yet. Some global socialist corporates devised water rights and bought ‘em all up in Bolivia, so that peasants there will always pay for their water, like rent. Those global corporate favored constituents are moving in the direction of culling the human population down to the fittest (fittest in their minds: the effete, women and a few short, effeminate men). They keeping competition down in Bolivia the same way that they do it here: by way of their phony environmentalist laws.

I’m in the middle of nowhere, and there’s no auto salvage yard within 80 miles. During a decreed cleanup effort, all of the scrap steel within a 100 miles went to China. Auto repair garages are only allowed in municipals far from here, where the leases are all owned by one entity and shockingly high (out of reach). ...no manufacturing of any kind allowed, not even one-man operations. There are business-government efforts to imprison a rancher, who lost some cattle during a rare, extreme winter (outlawing small ranching).

Enjoy the world plutocracy while you can, though, middle class zombies. The rolling defaults are about to put it down.

Start reading about the green revolution. Get a clue. Prepare.


42 posted on 04/12/2011 1:46:40 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop

I get it...........


43 posted on 04/12/2011 1:55:29 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies, as of 04-06-2011)
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To: MrB
Well, he was created as an angel, has the name Lucifer, and is the enemy of mankind.

He's the enemy of God. He loves mankind.................to death.............

44 posted on 04/12/2011 1:57:03 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies, as of 04-06-2011)
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To: OldNewYork

The ACLU, of course...............Animal Civil Liberties Union.............


45 posted on 04/12/2011 1:58:21 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,723 threads and 64,113 replies, as of 04-06-2011)
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To: Red Badger

It and its hosts are already protected.


46 posted on 04/12/2011 2:18:55 PM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: Red Badger

I just realized, there’s really no auto salvage yard within 100 miles of here. Only those few of us, who bother with the complications of building self-sufficiency in energy systems, growing food (for ourselves) and repairing everything (including metal fabrication and cutting) while preparing in advance will stay. All who avoid seeing and thinking will move to the cities soon.

More info for those few who will be left.

On engines, use the following keywords.

build a [your vehicle make, engine displacement here] stroker

TECH: Windshield chopping with tile saw.
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=143623

And study roll cage building.

It’s fun in the meantime and essential later on. Oh, and another role model for you young folks (see my other links to the rat rods of others).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2cDW8BRNVc

And no, that’s not me. My rod is a stealthy sleeper—23 mpg, with another, uglier work in patient progress.


47 posted on 04/12/2011 2:25:16 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Red Badger

more commie assault on econonic progress


48 posted on 04/12/2011 2:45:05 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: GraceG
"Sometimes I have to wonder who is really behind the UN...."

If we ask ourselves a few questions,... What do public officials want? What do most people want? Who can afford to supply what those people want? Who can afford to sponsor television so-called "news" programs? Who can afford to divert most others from discovering their real efforts with distractions? Hope that helps.


49 posted on 04/12/2011 2:55:33 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop

The nearest junkyard, er, automobile recycling facility, to us is 30 miles.

We used to have several within 5 or so.

I spoke to a former owner and asked what happened to all of them.

He told me the environmental regulations essentially made it impossible to operate and make a profit.

Add to this the fact that many such places are now owned and operated by national chains like Greenleaf, and others are owned by the insurance companies consortiums, and deal only with insurance companies, not the public.....


50 posted on 04/12/2011 2:58:25 PM PDT by Red Badger (Mitt Romney: The Harold Stassen of the 21st century........)
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