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DRIESSEN AND FLANAKIN: Rio+20ís expensive wish list
The Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2012 | Paul Driessen and Duggan Flanakin

Posted on 06/24/2012 6:08:13 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. “TheFutureWeWant” outlines the common vision for “sustainable development” throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups. There are many noble sentiments in its 283 statements. There also is much that raises serious concerns. “Sustainable,” “sustainability” and “sustainable development” appear in the text an astounding 390 times. Like “abracadabra,” these amorphous words are supposed to transform even corrupt societies into Gardens of Eden under United Nations auspices. They will use less, pollute less, be sustainable, get along and save species and the entire planet from their worst enemy: human beings.

The affirmations, resolutions and guidelines are fascinating, but the funding mechanism is even more eye-opening. Results of the U.N. conference in Rio de Janeiro, which concluded Friday, calls for annual “donations” from the European Union and Annex II (Kyoto Protocol) countries amounting to 0.7 percent of their gross national product (GNP). With the combined GNP of contributing nations totaling about $45 trillion in 2010, the transfers would add up to $315 billion per year, or $3.2 trillion per decade.

President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had previously committed the United States to provide $105 billion annually, based on our $15 trillion GNP. World Bank data for 2010 put U.S. per capita GNP at $47,340 - meaning each American family of four would pay $1,325 a year. That may seem like chump change compared to Obamacare or the Obama stimulus. But over a decade, U.S. citizens would be required to contribute well over $1 trillion to U.N. sustainability schemes.

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1 posted on 06/24/2012 6:08:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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2 posted on 06/24/2012 6:09:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
“sustainable development” appear in the text an astounding 390 times ...

You have been warned.

Global Warming is OUT. Climate Change is OUT. Sustainable Development is IN, IN, IN. Same program just the names have been changed to protect the guilty.

3 posted on 06/24/2012 6:15:11 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (TIN)
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To: InterceptPoint

I’m sure they still want to solve the global warming problem, if it actually is a problem.


4 posted on 06/24/2012 6:57:16 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

sustainability: A Leftist “nice word” for tyrannical rule, redistribution of wealth, the lowering of everyone’s standard of living to the lowest common denominator. All because they believe they know so much better than we do how we should live.


5 posted on 06/24/2012 8:46:11 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Sustainable development:


6 posted on 06/25/2012 1:55:41 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I want a pony, a laser gun and a flying unicorn.


7 posted on 06/25/2012 3:27:40 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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