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California Declares War on Detached Homes
New American ^ | 11 APRIL 2012 15:36 | RAVEN CLABOUGH

Posted on 04/12/2012 3:27:11 PM PDT by robowombat

California Declares War on Detached Homes WRITTEN BY RAVEN CLABOUGH WEDNESDAY, 11 APRIL 2012 15:36

In its ongoing move to establish a full nanny state, the state of California has passed laws intended to minimize car use and carbon dioxide emissions. Those laws are now leading to policies that permit the state to mandate that up to 30 homes may be built on a single acre of land, in an effort to assuage concerns by climate-change advocates that humans are taking up too much space.

“Metropolitan area governments are adopting plans that would require most new housing to be built at 20 or more to the acre, which is at least five times the traditional quarter acre per house. State and regional planners also seek to radically restructure urban areas, forcing much of the new hyperdensity development into narrowly confined corridors,” reported the Wall Street Journal.

Currently, in five southern California counties, as well as in some areas of Los Angeles County, 30 houses per acre is being mandated. Advocates of this mandate contend that such actions fall under the same laws that were passed to cut vehicle usage and limit carbon dioxide emissions, including the 2006 Global Warming Solutions Act and the 2008 Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act.

WSJ explains,“The campaign against suburbia is the result of laws passed in 2006 (the Global Warming Solutions Act) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and in 2008 (the Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act) on urban planning. The latter law, as the Los Angeles Times aptly characterized it, was intended to "control suburban sprawl, build homes closer to downtown and reduce commuter driving, thus decreasing climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions." In short, to discourage automobile use.

Transportation consultant Wendell Cox admitted that the ultimate goal of the 30 homes per acre is to make construction of detached houses “illegal.”

Not only will California’s new housing rules bring about an increase in condos and apartment complexes and a significant decrease in detached homes, but would also drive up the cost of California’s already unaffordable housing. California’s housing became increasingly unaffordable, notes Dartmouth economist William Fischel, after California began to impose restrictive regulations, such as development moratoria, urban growth boundaries, and impact fees. Stephen Malpezzi of the University of Wisconsin also notes a relationship between extreme land-use regulations and expensive house prices.

California’s new housing policy fits right in to the eco-fascist agenda as laid out during the “Planet Under Pressure” conference in London, where climate-change alarmists unveiled their intent to minimize the amount of space humans utilize on the planet, leaving the rest to nature. Scientists at the conference called for denser cities in order to minimize global population growth.

The conference was cosponsored by NASA and UNEP. Its chief scientist, Michail Fragkias, said, “If cities can develop in height rather than in width that would be much more preferable and environmentally not as harmful.”

“Planet Under Pressure” attendee and Yale University professor Karen Seto told MSNBC, “We certainly don’t want [humans] strolling about the entire countryside. We want them to save land for nature by living closely together.”

The call for compact cities to stifle population growth has increased significantly since the inception of a new era in planetary history, called Anthropocene, described as a new geological era in which humans are the drivers of geological and meteorological processes. Scientists have used the Anthropocene to call for an end to human population growth.

Martin Rees of the Royal Society stated at the conference,“This century is special in the Earth’s history. It is the first when one species — ours — has the planet’s future in its hands. We’ve invented a new geological era: the Anthropocene.”

Also appearing at the Planet under Pressure conference was Professor Kari Norgaard, who published a paper that stated global-warming skeptics should be “treated” for a mental disorder. Norgaard’s paper went so far as to compare climate-change skeptics to racists.

Norgaard also wrote a letter to President Obama urging him to suspend democracy and push through climate-change mandates by way of executive fiat.

Furthermore, California’s environmental efforts fall under the type of policies set forth by the United Nations’ Agenda 21 project, which mandates that all member states participate in “sustainable development” policies.

Agenda 21 is defined by the United Nations as a “comprehensive plan for action to be taken globally, nationally, and locally by organizations of the United Nations system, governments and major groups in every area in which humans impact the environment.”

The New American’s William Jasper wrote of Agenda 21 in February, explaining that the plan is virtually all-encompassing:

The UN’s Agenda 21 is definitely comprehensive and global — breathtakingly so. Agenda 21 proposes a global regime that will monitor, oversee, and strictly regulate our planet’s oceans, lakes, streams, rivers, aquifers, sea beds, coastlands, wetlands, forests, jungles, grasslands, farmland, deserts, tundra, and mountains. It even has a whole section on regulating and “protecting” the atmosphere. It proposes plans for cities, towns, suburbs, villages, and rural areas. It envisions a global scheme for healthcare, education, nutrition, agriculture, labor, production, and consumption — in short, everything; there is nothing on, in, over, or under the Earth that doesn’t fall within the purview of some part of Agenda 21.

The American Policy Center made a similar assertion in its analysis of Agenda 21:

According to its authors, the objective of sustainable development is to integrate economic, social and environmental policies in order to achieve reduced consumption, social equity, and the preservation and restoration of biodiversity. Sustainablists insist that every societal decision be based on environmental impact, focusing on three components; global land use, global education, and global population control and reduction.

Section 1 of the plan outlines the social and economic dimensions, i.e. social justice, which focuses on the redistribution of wealth, changing consumption patterns, changed population and usstainable settling.

Agenda 21 is rooted in the writings of Gro Harlem Brundtland, vice president of the World Socialist Party. Brundtland has connections to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Maurice Strong, the architect of the Kyoto protocol.

Agenda 21 is also supported by the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), which garners funds from George Soros’ Open Society Institute. Soros’ Center for American Progress, Van Jones’ Green for All, and the Apollo Alliance, part of the TIDES Foundations, are also ICLEI partners.

Conservative pundit Glenn Beck examined Agenda 21 in one of the final episodes of his popular Fox News program and concluded that after reading through the entire document outlining Agenda 21, “Sustainable development is just a really nice way of saying centralized control over all human life on earth.”

One of the authors of Agenda 21 has even admitted, “Agenda 21 proposes an array of actions which are intended to be implemented by every person on earth…. It calls for specific changes in the activities of all people…. Effective execution of Agenda 21 will require a profound reorientation of all humans, unlike anything the world has ever experienced.”

Beck observed, “This is a massive movement, and its real intentions are being masked with environmental issues. This structure was set up by those who want to set up a global government system. They wanted to set this structure up years ago.”

The state of California appears all too happy to comply.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Philosophy; US: California
KEYWORDS: agenda21; california; climatechange; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; housingban; nannystate
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To: Still Thinking

51 posted on 04/12/2012 7:28:34 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: muawiyah

California is approaching 4% development.

North Dakota is actually more developed than that.


52 posted on 04/12/2012 7:35:35 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: editor-surveyor

There’s a reason for that.


53 posted on 04/12/2012 7:49:03 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: editor-surveyor

Virginia, which has been undergoing development for a very long time, is at roughly 4%.


54 posted on 04/12/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: calex59
We in the USA are supposed to own property in Fee Simple, in other words we are supposed to have full control over our own property and what we do with it, but in fact we have virtually NO control over what we do with our real estate, thanks to a**hats the embraced, and still do, zoning and land use laws.

If you think about it, we don't even OWN our property ... we rent it from the government at the cost of property taxes. If you don't pay your annual 'rent' the government can take away what you 'own.'

55 posted on 04/12/2012 8:14:14 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: robowombat

The United States is in the process of becoming the “Detroit” of nations. Obiwant is proud.


56 posted on 04/12/2012 8:27:53 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: Mears; robowombat; potlatch; PhilDragoo; bitt

We beat back an effort by our rural town government to rezone our neighborhood from half acre lots to quarter acre lots. Reason given at a public meeting: We would do better not having to mow or shovel so much.

We had been tipped off to attend the planning board meetings. It was an eyeopener, and well worth the time.


57 posted on 04/12/2012 8:37:34 PM PDT by ntnychik
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thanks for the ping!


58 posted on 04/12/2012 9:12:20 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: ntnychik

I remember you telling me about that!
I can’t imagine 30 homes on one acre of land, not even if they were one room homes!! More people will be leaving California, many have come to Texas. I’ve got about 30 miles of mostly unpopulated land in all directions from my town to the next town.

I once had a map that showed the vast unpopulated areas of the United States. I could probably find it on Google again.


59 posted on 04/12/2012 9:19:02 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: musicman

ahahah - I remember this pic. I love it.

HOWEVER, let’s not get that around - the Agenda 21 folk just might think that’s the ticket...


60 posted on 04/12/2012 9:31:31 PM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: robowombat
Ghettofication
61 posted on 04/12/2012 9:43:35 PM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: robowombat

It currently “feels like” winter in Sacramento.


62 posted on 04/13/2012 12:18:33 AM PDT by TauntedTiger (Keep away from the fence!)
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To: muawiyah

All true, dear, but the fact remains: only about 25 percent of California is desert. You can look it up.


63 posted on 04/13/2012 12:30:24 AM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent * By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.)
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To: tet68
Currently, in five southern California counties, as well as in some areas of Los Angeles County, 30 houses per acre is being mandated.

How's that work, when there is little or no available land there?

lol...

64 posted on 04/13/2012 12:34:44 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Finny
What the article fails to reveal is on the coastal plain where most of the population resides, there is little or no land available for track homes. Too funny.
65 posted on 04/13/2012 12:39:45 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: potlatch; ntnychik
More people will be leaving California, many have come to Texas.

Try harder, as I'd like to see 10 million leave CA by tomorrow morning.

You'll love it when they put up 10,000 5-story pink apartment buildings across the dry plains of Texas. Throw in a greedymart on every corner!

66 posted on 04/13/2012 12:44:27 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ntnychik; potlatch
Ayers said in 1971 it might be necessary to eliminate 25 million who would resist the revolution. The revolution is to put the masses in hog confinements while the elite live in the big house. Brave New Animal Farm.
67 posted on 04/13/2012 1:15:49 AM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: Finny
There is a precise definition of what constitutes a desert. It breaks down when you get to hills of a certain slope. Absent Chinese type rice paddy development, it's still wasteland.

California has a tremendous amount of hillside and trackless, barren stoney outcrops ~ which, if they get enough rain are considered other than desert.

68 posted on 04/13/2012 3:19:27 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: maine-iac7

“It’s in every state - and even in small, rural areas.”

Agenda 21 is running rampant in my city and I have no idea how to fight the bastards. I don’t even know where to start and quite frankly my fellow citizens are completely ignorant. I’ve been trying to tell folks about them and all I get are blank stares....

Do you have any advice for a frustrated agenda 21 subject?


69 posted on 04/13/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: this_ol_patriot

“The United States is in the process of becoming the “Detroit” of nations. Obiwant is proud.”

My 2008 campaign slogan was “Export Michigan’s economy to the rest of the nation, vote Obama!” I was considered a kook at my haunts, now these same idiots are crying in their beers. The sad part is that they will vote again for the Marxist. Idiots one and all.


70 posted on 04/13/2012 7:59:01 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: robowombat
30 houses per acre leaves each house built on a square 38 feet on a side. This leaves no extra room for halls, walls, stairways, closets, or utilities. Everything would have to come out of that space.

One of the benefits of detached housing is improved fire safety. If one house burns, other houses are unlikely to burn as well.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

71 posted on 04/13/2012 8:28:46 AM PDT by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: CSM; All
You ask: " Agenda 21 is running rampant in my city and I have no idea how to fight the bastards. I don’t even know where to start and quite frankly my fellow citizens are completely ignorant. I’ve been trying to tell folks about them and all I get are blank stares.... Do you have any advice for a frustrated agenda 21 subject? " *************************

There's a plethora of infromatin in the Internet - particularly on YouTube.

research, learn, send links to everyone in your email, write letters to the editor and give links for people to look up.

How to fight back

a short explanation for a start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tpqqH1LL14

and below, she speaks to a Tea Party group - show this is a concern for EVERYONE across the board -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omjnTSctsjs&feature=related

This is a great start - this is Tea Party Conservatives AND the main speaker - one of the biggest fighters against Agenda 21 - is a democrat, liberal and lesbian - this shows that this is an AMERICAN problem, not liberal/conservative.

SAVE this and get her book - “The Green Mask”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEHWsdimVO4&feature=related

the following clips are of my friend Charlotte, with whom I worked for years on other issues. She is brilliant, she has access to things we don't, (she was a Reagan appointee to the dept Educ - which she gladly accepted as he had promised to dismantle the Dept of Ed...but once she realized this would not happen, she left it) etc...

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Charlotte+Iserbyt+Agenda+21&oq=Charlotte+Iserbyt+Agenda+21&aq=f&aqi=g1&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=youtube-reduced.3..0.26861.241089.0.244889.53.52.1.17.17.1.374.6081.1j20j11j1.33.0.

And go through the many clips on YouTube - store them in a folder...send to everyone - whether they like it or not.....remember, those who think Agenda 21 is fine and dandy ARE NOT - WILL NOT BE - our friend WTSHTF.

This is all part of the NWO - New World Order. Reagan and NEWT are the only ones since JFK that recognized what is afoot and were/are against it. JFK refused to go along with it - and they (his own party) killed him for it.

Listen to this clip all the way through. Listen to poppa Bush - it will chill you to the bone. (I have seen good evidence that he and most of the pols on both sides - are in bed with the NWO tyrants.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLtlArhUhG0&feature=fvst

We have one chance to save our country and our kids and grandkids - and that his NEWT and those whom he would appoint - people NOT of the estabishment - and have the backbone to cut the ‘progressives’ AND the GOP-e off at the knees.

Think: Pres. Gingrich, VP Col West, Energy Sec Palin - etc...

If we don't all work to get Newt in, we will lose the rest f our freedoms so fast, we won't know what hit us. And our kids and grandkids will never know freedom. We stand a fight now - or bend over forever.

72 posted on 04/13/2012 8:41:42 AM PDT by maine-iac7 ("If you bought it - a truck brought it" - and because of the price of gas/it costs more.)
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To: Lancey Howard

This has always been one of the problems with American communist rule. In Europe, they make it unfeasible to have your own car, but they make trams and trolleys that can conveniently take you where you need to go. Here, they attack your mode of transportation, but never give a superior alternative to a smelly, noisy, and ALWAYS slow as molasses bus system. I don’t have two hours to take to get to work in the morning and home in the evening.


73 posted on 04/13/2012 10:12:07 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: ntnychik

“We would do better not having to mow or shovel so much.”


Hysterical——they are only looking out for your welfare.

Funniest re-zoning reason I have ever heard.


74 posted on 04/13/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: tet68
I think that something like this is their ultimate goal
75 posted on 04/13/2012 7:24:40 PM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: dragnet2

How’s that work, when there is little or no available land there?

As my former boss used to say,”The trouble with Prisons
is they are all above ground.”


76 posted on 04/13/2012 7:30:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: dragnet2

God forbid we ever let Texas become what California is.


77 posted on 04/15/2012 1:17:19 PM PDT by potlatch
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