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  • (Vanity)Congrats Red Sox! Good Luck!

    10/19/2013 9:02:24 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 40 replies
    10/19/2013 | wheresmyusa
    Congrats to Boston!! See you in the World Series! (Go Cards) ;)
  • (Vanity)Go Cardinals! =D

    10/18/2013 8:49:12 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 44 replies
    10/18/2013 | wheresmyusa
    Congrats to the RedBirds, and a shout out to Cardinal Nation!
  • 2013 Hot Shots Calendar – Good Looking Girls for a Good Cause (Photos and Video)

    02/23/2013 11:57:58 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 46 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 2/22/13 | Chris Callahan
    Smith Optics Elite who produces the annual “Hot Shots” calendar got in contact with us and asked if we could post their 2013 edition. This years calendar is inspired by vintage pin–ups and WWII bomber art. All proceeds from this years calendar will be going to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. You can purchase the calendar online for only $12.
  • Rio +20 Earth Summit: Wandering Through the People’s Summit

    06/20/2012 7:47:24 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 2 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 6/20/2012 | Ronald Bailey
    Rio de Janeiro—The People’s Summit for Social and Environmental Justice at the Rio +20 Earth Summit sprawls through the beautiful Flamengo Park that curves along the lovely beach at Guanabara Bay. Giant tents in the park house five chief plenary discussions and scores of smaller tents shelter a wide variety of earnest discussions about the perfidy of corporations in this age of late capitalism. As it happens, I just caught the tail-end of a speech at the Energy Plenary by an American black woman who urged the audience to fight for “economic, social, gender, and erotic justice.” Evidently fearing that...
  • Obama to Skip Rio+20 Environmental Summit (Video)

    06/13/2012 11:31:53 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 7 replies
    The State Department has confirmed President Obama will skip the Rio+20 sustainable development summit in Brazil next week. It’s the third consecutive global environmental conference that Obama will miss after he avoided the last two UN climate talks in South Africa and Mexico. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Environmental Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson will lead the U.S. delegation.
  • Glenn Beck, CITE & Sustainable Development

    06/13/2012 10:05:23 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 3 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 6/13/2012 | wheresmyusa
    The Blaze has an article today concerning CITE (Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation)and the development of a ghost city to test emerging "smart technology". Mr. Beck has denounced sustainable development on a few occasions in his broadcasts, but seems to be quite comfortable with the New Mexico project on the basis that it is "privately funded". I don't care where the money comes from. Its the ideology. Lets take a look at a few people at Pegasus Global Holdings. Dr. Patricia D. Galloway - CEO(from .pdf bio) Technical Papers & Presentations: “Role, Responsibility and Risk Considerations of the Engineer...
  • The Vetting - Barack Obama, the First Tea Partier

    05/23/2012 1:47:28 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/23/12 | John Sexton
    In 2009, President Barack Obama reportedly called members of the Tea Party "teabaggers." It turns out that our fourth greatest president, first in so many things, may have been the first "teabagger" himself, as seen in the 1997 photograph above. Yes, that really is Barack Obama wearing a regimental coat and carrying a tricorn hat in his hand. And that flag behind him really is a Gadsden flag, with its serpent and its "Don't Tread On Me" slogan. You may want to let all of this sink in a bit, especially if you're a Tea Party-bashing progressive. Neither Democrats nor...
  • Irish secondary students to learn Chinese

    05/04/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 5/03/2012 | BBC
    A growing number of students in the Republic of Ireland are studying Chinese culture and language. As Ireland struggles out of a deep recession, it is looking to adapt to a new world order. The subject is being offered to younger pupils and will be included as a final year subject in due course. The new study module has been piloted in 20 schools in Ireland. More than 50 schools have signed up to deliver it.
  • Maurice Strong meets our editorial board (Video)

    05/02/2012 7:26:47 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies
    The Ottawa Citizen ^ | 5/01/2012 | The Ottawa Citizen
    Nearly 20 years ago Canadian Maurice Strong served as secretary general of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio De Janeiro. Today he is meeting the Citizen’s editorial board to discuss the upcoming Rio Plus-20 gathering in Brazil next month. Joining him are Brice Lalonde, executive co-ordinator of the Rio +20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and David Runnalls, executive director of Sustainable Prosperity in Ottawa.
  • Toilet "taboo" hurts poor, development says expert

    05/01/2012 7:32:34 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 23 replies
    Newsday ^ | 5/01/2012 | Reuters
    <p>ROME - Governments are failing to fund projects to improve access to toilets and other sanitation services in poor countries because the subject remains "taboo", a director at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said on Monday.</p>
  • Clackamas County to Ditch ICLEI Membership While Portland Spends and Spends

    04/30/2012 6:11:12 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    redcounty.com ^ | 4/28/2012 | Roxanne Ross
    An announcement of momentous import was made at the April 26th 2012 Board of County Commissioners meeting of Clackamas County, Oregon. Commissioner Jamie Damon revealed that Clackamas County would not be renewing their membership in “ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability USA” at the next annual dues deadline. Commissioner Jamie Damon stated, “This was brought up several business meetings ago, and I was unfamiliar with the organization, so I did some research and looked up the organization as well. And we have decided to not continue as members of ICLEI. So I just wanted to let you know that.” The remaining...
  • Approval of office building for downtown Palm Harbor sets off a furor (Agenda 21 backlash)

    04/28/2012 9:55:41 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 4 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/29/2012 | Anne Lindberg
    The furor centered around a request by Geographic Solutions, a software company with 130 employees, to build a three-story building on Georgia Avenue in the Palm Harbor historic district. When the county originally granted approval, the proposed building was slated to have offices on the first two floors and a residential area on the third. Last year, the company wanted to substitute office space for the residential area on the third floor. That was not permitted by the 2001 Historic Palm Harbor Master Plan. County staff members recommended amending the master plan to include transferable development rights, or TDRs. A...
  • Vanity(?): Funding the Green New Deal: Building a Green Financial System

    04/27/2012 11:16:40 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 4 replies
    4/28/2012 | wheresmyusa
    I came across a document this evening published in October of 2011 and thought i would post it for "the record". It is written as a guide for the EU, using the financial crises as an excuse to shift to a new green economy. An EU which as we know is in shambles now, with Spain crossing the event horizon and beginning its death spiral. However, as i and many before me have surmised in the past, the reason for the total disregard of our economy, and many other nations being disregarding theirs, is because they must be destroyed to...
  • Agenda 21: Arizona close to passing anti-UN-sustainability bill

    04/27/2012 11:04:53 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 25 replies
    U.S. News/MSLSD ^ | 4/26/2012 | Jim Gold
    Arizona lawmakers appear close to sending to Gov. Jan Brewer a tea party-backed bill that proponents say would stop a United Nations takeover conspiracy but that critics claim could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts and even dismantle the state unemployment office. A final legislative vote is expected Monday on a bill that would outlaw government support of any of the 27 principles contained in the 1992 United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, also sometimes referred to as Agenda 21. Senate Bill 1507 was passed by the state Senate last month and received an initial House affirmation Wednesday....
  • Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’ (TN)

    04/25/2012 7:11:41 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 24 replies
    wpln.org ^ | 4/24/2012 | Joe White
    The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive. The United Nations Agenda 21 has never been endorsed by the U.S. as a treaty, but it has become a hot button issue among grass roots conservatives who see the United Nations as the first step to so-called one-world government. Resolution sponsor Mike Bell, a Republican from McMinn County, held up a black loose leaf folder several inches thick. “There...
  • Vanity: Sustainable cities & "collective intelligence technologies"

    04/24/2012 9:57:35 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    4/24/2012 | me
    While doing my morning sustainability research i found myself coming across Siemens website, which has done a little updating since my last visit. Within moments i found myself in a .pdf on "smart" neighborhoods to come in NYC, and one of the major subjects discussed is "community intelligence". This raised a brow obviously. A snip: "Being a part of a community meets a basic human need. Knowing your surroundings, having access to relevant local information, and feeling closely connected to your neighborhood—and to the City—builds trust. As New York City continues to grow, residents are at risk of losing their...
  • Ban Ki-moon calls for Rio+20 to replace GDP with sustainable development index

    04/24/2012 8:02:20 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 9 replies
    RTCC.org ^ | 4/24/2012 | RTCC Staff
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for this summer’s Rio+20 summit to create a sustainable development index to replace GDP as the main measure of a country’s advancement. Addressing a group of mayors and local government officials at the UN in New York, Ban called for “an outcome from Rio+20 that is thus both practical and transformational”. “We need to move beyond gross domestic product as our main measure of progress, and fashion a sustainable development index that puts people first,” said Ban. The Rio+20 event marks the 20th anniversary of the Rio Earth Summit that saw three new UN...
  • Rio+20: Earth talks ‘in need of vision and direction’

    04/23/2012 7:30:37 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 5 replies
    FT.com ^ | 4/23/2012 | Pilita Clark
    There is no reason to suppose that yet another global conference will solve the world’s environmental woes. But for three days in June, the UN is to hold a meeting in Rio de Janeiro where more than 100 leaders are expected to go at least some way towards doing that. So far, the signs are not encouraging for Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development being held 20 years after the 1992 UN Rio earth summit that helped push the environmental movement into the mainstream. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link...
  • One-World Governance Policies begin in New Rochelle, NY

    04/23/2012 7:03:36 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 5 replies
    CFP ^ | 4/23/2012 | Sher Zieve
    The revolutionary and Luciferian (he dedicated his book “Rules for Radicals” to Lucifer…aka Satan) Saul Alinsky said ““True revolutionaries do not flaunt their radicalism, Alinsky taught. They cut their hair, put on suits and infiltrate the system from within.” Alinsky also taught that community organizing (aka ‘teaching radicalism and Satanic concepts’) must begin at the local level and in a forceful manner. Karl Marx, his partner Frederich Engels and Vladimir Lenin wrote and believed the same. Adolph Hitler, along with Marx and the rest, also believed that environmental elements and ‘saving the planet’ were excellent ploys to be brought into...
  • Side by Side Comparison of Original Local Agenda 21 Plan for New Rochelle (GreeNR) to Final Version

    04/20/2012 11:29:16 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 6 replies
    Talk of the Sound ^ | Robert Cox
    Just in time for Earth Day, Talk of the Sound has reviewed the Local Agenda 21 plan for New Rochelle, NY created under an ICLEI program first announced in 2009 and analyzed changes to the document made after the New Rochelle City Council voted to adopt the plan in 2011. Earth Day falls each year on April 22nd. It is the two-year anniversary of the release of the original GreeNR plan. Talk of the Sound conducted a similar analysis when GreeNR was released in 2010 and many of the concerns we raised were raised at Council. In some cases, items...
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Development (It's about redistribution)

    05/22/2011 8:05:33 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/20/2011 | RealNews
    Current policy and political process incapable of dealing with environmental crisis
  • Federally Funded Plan to Kick-Start Central MN Economy Gains Ground

    05/20/2011 8:04:25 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP.com ^ | 5/20/2011 | Josh Simeone
    University of Minnesota faculty, staff and students will all be part of a federally funded plan meant to kick-start the Central Minnesota economy that begins taking shape next week. The first part of the plan begins next week in Baxter, Minnesota, with working groups made up of area residents set to focus on the state's economy and sustainable housing and transportation. The university says the meetings, which begin Tuesday, May 24th, are the first step in a two-year effort to help provide direction in areas such as transportation, housing and land use. The work groups are the result of an...
  • Civil Rights Activist and Liberal Talk Show Host Openly Hope for American Revolution (Audio)

    05/19/2011 5:17:08 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 17 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | 5/19/2011 | TheBlaze.com
    Youtube audio only.
  • Agenda 21 comes to Greenville, SC

    05/09/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies
    enterstageright.com ^ | 5/9/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Greenville, South Carolina is a great city in a great state. The area across Caesar's Head Mountain to Brevard, North Carolina is one of the most beautiful places on earth. The people in South Carolina are hard-working, down-to-earth folks who appreciate their freedom, and their private property rights. Few of the folks know that back during the 1970s, South Carolina was one of a handful of states that yielded to the Progressive push to require comprehensive land use planning. Senators "Scoop" Jackson and Morris Udall tried unsuccessfully to get Congress to adopt a National Comprehensive Planning Act. The same national...
  • Asian Finance Ministers Endorse Importance Of Fiscal Soundness To Sustainable Development

    05/03/2011 3:32:59 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 1 replies
    Nasdaq.com ^ | 5/3/2011 | Dow Jones
    HANOI -(Dow Jones)- Finance Ministers of some of Asia's key economies endorsed the importance of fiscal soundness to sustainable economic development, and reiterated their commitment to accelerating economic structural reform, according to the draft of a joint statement by officials attending a high-level gathering organized by the Asia Development Bank. In a prepared joint ministerial statement of the finance ministers from the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations, China, Japan and South Korea, which was seen by Dow Jones Newswires, the ministers said they will also promote domestic demand, trade and investment while opposing protectionism. "In dealing with the large...
  • World Bank President to Visit Tunisia, Morocco (Sustainable Development on the march)

    04/29/2011 10:15:40 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 2 replies
    worldbank.org ^ | 4/29/2011 | Press Release
    Washington, April 29, 2011 – World Bank Group President Robert B. Zoellick is visiting Tunisia and Morocco from May 2 – 6 with a special focus on how to support Tunisia during its political transition and to find out how economic and governance reforms can create jobs and opportunity in both countries. Zoellick will meet civil society representatives in both countries to learn about the new importance of social accountability and how civil society can play a role in helping citizens influence what they can get from economic development and gain better access to opportunities. Zoellick’s visit to Tunisia follows...
  • New organisation aims to make Qatar 'green capital'

    04/27/2011 9:58:43 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 5 replies
    tradearabia.com ^ | 4/27/2011 | TradeArabia News Service
    The new Gulf Organisation for Research & Development has outlined its vision to establish Qatar as the Gulf’s ‘capital of green buidlings’. Gulf Organisation for Research & Development (GORD) is the new name of the Barwa and Qatari Diar Research Institute, which was established in 2009 and developed Qatar Sustainability Assessment System (QSAS). This change in the name and identity came to meet the positive developments that Qatar is witnessing in applying and adopting QSAS locally and abroad, said a statement. Addressing a press conference at the organisation’s new Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) headquarters, GORD founder and chairman...
  • Sustainable development 'the only answer to spreading wealth'(U.A.E. is "in")

    04/27/2011 9:12:53 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 3 replies
    thenational.ae ^ | 4/27/2011 | Anna Zacharias
    RAS AL KHAIMAH // Sustainable development is the only answer to spreading the wealth among nations, the Ruler of Ras al Khaimah told a science forum yesterday. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr was speaking yesterday at the opening of the 17th Annual Micromachine Summit, a gathering of leading research scientists from 22 countries. "I can't overemphasise the role of scientists and research," he said. "What is our wealth? It's really nothing. With the six or seven billion people on Earth, we have great challenges ahead of us. Only through knowledge and research can we afford to make a better future for...
  • Radical Muslims, Environmentalists, and the Green Jihad

    04/26/2011 11:26:03 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 2 replies
    usactionnews.com ^ | 4/26/2011 | Mark Musser
    Rep. Keith Ellison, the Muslim Congressman from Minnesota who shed tears in protest over the congressional hearings on the growing radicalization of Muslims in the U.S., wrote the foreword to a book entitled Green Deen: What Islam Teaches about Protecting the Planet. In Arabic, “deen” means religious creed. The author of Green Deen is Ibrahim Abdul Matin. He wrote his book to demonstrate that there is a close relationship between Islam and modern environmentalism. It turns out Ellison would have been a good witness to how Muslims are being radicalized as foot solders not only for global Jihad but for...
  • SHARJAH CROWN PRINCE OPENS 13th ORGANISATION OF ISLAMIC CONFERENCE EXPO(Sustainable Development)

    04/24/2011 7:14:40 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 1 replies
    expo-center.ae ^ | 4/24/2011 | Press Release
    The UAE’s trade with the rest of the OIC countries has witnessed tremendous growth in the past five years, and the OIC Expo presents an opportunity to give a further fillip for intra-trade among Islamic countries, according to senior officials attending the show that got under way today (April 24) at Expo Centre Sharjah. The 13the edition of the show was inaugurated by H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Bin Sultan Al Qassimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah. The intra-trade among member countries has touched US$ 550 billion in 2009 and this is in for a 20 per cent...
  • Ben Bernanke: GLOBALIST TRAITOR

    04/22/2011 10:06:27 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 24 replies · 1+ views
    United Nations ^ | 4/20/2011 | U.N. Press Release
    THE ONLY PART YOU NEED TO SEE: "United States Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke noted that economic indicators did not adequately capture the economy in relation to the Earth’s natural systems. “This is like flying a very large airplane with no map,” he said. Societies had already exceeded planetary boundaries in terms of climate, biodiversity laws and overproduction of nitrogen. A “de-growth” agenda was essential. “We have to get discourse about de-growing the economy going, especially in North America,” he insisted. The sustainable development discourse should be grounded in the Earth Charter, a document developed over a decade of...
  • U.N. Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature: Bolivia Statement

    04/20/2011 3:25:27 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 5 replies · 1+ views
    United Nations ^ | 4/20/2011 | Ambassador Pablo Solon
    Speech by Ambassador Pablo Solón, Permanent Representative of the Plurinational State of Bolivia to the United Nations, on the Occasion of the General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on Harmony with Nature, New York, April 20th, 2011 Victor Hugo, the author of Les Misérables, once wrote: “How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn’t listen.” We are here today to attempt to have a dialogue not just among States, but also with nature. Although we often forget it, human beings are a force in nature. In reality, we are all a product of the same Big Bang that created the...
  • Commission on Population and Development-Issue of Abortion Takes Centre Stage

    04/16/2011 8:35:11 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 16 replies
    MMDNewswire ^ | 4/14/2011 | Press Release
    With more than 50,000 women dying annually from unsafe abortions, especially in Africa and South-Central Asia, Governments everywhere must make greater efforts to ensure that the old-age and widespread practice of abortion was safe, legal and available to all women and girls, today's keynote speaker told the Commission on Population and Development as it continued its general debate. "When political leaders and policymakers fail to implement known, affordable solutions to an entirely preventable problem, one can only conclude that they do not sufficiently value the women and girls whose lives are at stake," said Eunice Brookman-Amissah, Vice-President for Africa of...
  • Union leaders: World climate meet must include green, decent jobs

    04/15/2011 10:33:09 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 18 replies
    Peoplesworld.org ^ | 4/14/2011 | Peoplesworld.org
    International trade union leaders meeting April 12 in Madrid with the UN Panel on Sustainability and business and NGO representatives are calling for decisive and ambitious climate action in the lead-up to the Durban climate summit at the end of this year, and the "RIO+20" meeting in 2012. The union proposals are centered on a tax on financial transactions, a universal social protection floor, doubling the number of green and decent jobs and ensuring a just transition to a greener future. "The current economic model is heading us towards more crises, unemployment and environmental degradation", said Zwelizima Vavi, General Secretary...
  • Inclusive, sustainable development critical globally: World Bank chief

    04/08/2011 7:39:34 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies
    Xinhuanet.com ^ | 4/7/2011 | Xinhua
    The unrest engulfing the Middle East and North Africa shows that more inclusive and sustainable development is crucial for countries around the world, and more progress should be made in creating more economic, education and civil opportunities for common people, World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick said here on Wednesday. "There are lessons here for the region, for the world, for governments, for development institutions and for economics," Zoellick said at the Washington-based Peterson Institute for International Economics. The region has the highest unemployment among developing regions, the highest jobless rates among the best educated as well as the lowest...
  • Architects Imagine a Utopian Paris in 2100 (Agenda 21 visualized)

    04/08/2011 7:32:00 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 27 replies
    treehugger.com ^ | 4/8/2011 | Alex Davies
    I've said it a lot recently, and it's only getting more true with time: when it comes to taking on climate change, Paris is kicking butt. With major plans to redesign its river banks, create a pedestrian paradise out of the Les Halles shopping mall, and improve the already great Vélib bike share system, the City of Lights isn't slowing down. And now a new exhibit is having fun imagining what the City will look like in the year 2100: 2º C warmer, due to climate change, but also a whole lot greener, where pedestrians rule and every building has...
  • The UN talks Global Governance & Agenda 21 - 2011(Video)

    04/01/2011 8:30:31 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/31/2011 | Youtube
    President of the G8,Joseph Deiss, opines on global governance and the Millenium Development Goals.
  • Climate-friendly projects go rural in Germany (Soon in your town)

    03/29/2011 11:57:59 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 11 replies
    GIC ^ | 3/29/2011 | Mark Worth
    Famed for having the steepest wine-growing mountains in Europe, the Rhineland county of Cochem-Zell is engaged in an uphill climb to ward off climate change - by working to become a carbon-neutral region by 2050. Cochem-Zell's 2008 declaration that it intended to become a zero-emissions county generated great regional fanfare in southwestern Germany. Curiously, this county of 65,000 residents in the Mosel River Valley just south of Cologne has attracted surprisingly little national, much less international, attention. The initiative is well-known, however, within the insular community of climate change researchers and policy-makers. It is also playing a starring role in...
  • Resource-rich Africa well placed to transition to ‘green economy’ – UN official

    03/28/2011 10:16:47 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 26 replies
    UN.org ^ | 3/28/2011 | U.N. Press Release
    Africa is well poised to take advantage of a host of opportunities on the continent for building a ‘green economy,’ one that generates decent jobs in an environmentally sustainable way, a senior United Nations official said today. “This continent is in many ways the envy of the 21st century world,” Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), told African ministers of finance, planning and economic development gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “Africa is rich in the kinds of natural resources that in many parts of the world have been over-exploited and diminished by centuries of unsustainable development,”...
  • Confronting Sustainability

    03/28/2011 9:38:45 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 12 replies
    gopusa.com ^ | 3/28/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Four communities have rejected “Sustainability” since the first of the year. More will surely follow. To confront sustainability in your community you should learn everything you can about it. More than 600 American communities have entered into agreements with ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), an international non-government organization created by the United Nations. ICLEI-USA was formed in 1995. ICLEI is a tool of both the U.N. and the federal government, used to transform American cities into “Sustainable Communities.” What is, and is not, sustainable is defined in Agenda 21, a 40-chapter document adopted in 1992 by the United...
  • Tomorrow's sustainable cities (Video)

    03/27/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 19 replies
    CNC World ^ | 3/27/2011 | CNC World
    The Inter-American Development Bank annual conference kicked off Friday in Calgary, Canada. The meeting is focusing on the sustainable future for emerging cities. Our CNC correspondent Al Campbell has more details at the scene. STANDUP: AL CAMPBELL, CNC CORRESPONDENT "Sustainable emerging cities was very much the focus of the Inter-American Development Bank conference being held here in Calgary, Alberta, on Friday afternoon. IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno spoke about how there was 3,500 emerging cities around the world. Each of these cities has a population between 100,000 people and two million people. He says that their sustainable development was vital...
  • Obama, Brazil, The new "inclusive" world order, and Agenda 21

    03/23/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 37 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 3/19/2011 | Press Release
    "Noting the interdependence among peace, security and development, President Rousseff and President Obama reaffirmed their desire to build a just and inclusive world order, which promotes democracy, human rights and social justice." "They reaffirmed the imperative to modernize the international financial institutions in a way that reflects the changes in the world economy and moves towards global financial stability, sustainable development and poverty reduction." "They welcomed the strengthening of the collaboration on environment and climate change, including under the Common Agenda on Environment and the Memorandum of Understanding on Cooperation Regarding Climate Change, and agreed to include in the Common...
  • Evidence from the land of fruits and nuts; Agenda 21 updated

    03/01/2011 9:15:03 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 10 replies
    PRonlineNews ^ | 3/1/2011 | James Simpson
    California is the unfortunate testbed for almost every new lunatic idea promulgated by the radical left—which is to say, every idea they offer—the complete explanation for why the state is such a train wreck. One of the worst examples is California’s oppressive environmental statutes. In combination with these, Agenda 21 has spread like cancer throughout California. Today I received some explicit examples of how this is playing out in Ventura County. The county Board of Supervisors is attempting to impose, almost word-for-word, the Wildland Project’s despotic edicts that will turn wide swaths of rural private property into complete wastelands. A...
  • Archie bunker on sustainability and Democrats (Video)

    02/25/2011 7:55:48 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/13/10 | Youtube
    Archie Bunker on Democrats, sacrifice, & climate change.
  • OFID signs loan agreements with nine partner countries

    02/23/2011 10:13:34 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 1 replies
    OPEC Fund for International Development ^ | 2/23/2011 | Press Release
    PR05/2011 February 23, 2011, Vienna, Austria Press inquiries: info@ofid.org The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) and nine partner countries of which four are African (Ethiopia, the Gambia, Niger and Sierra Leone), two Asian (Cambodia and China), one Latin American (Cuba) and one European (Bosnia & Herzegovina) has signed ten loan agreements to finance projects in key development sectors - energy, education, transport, health, water and agriculture. Implementation of the projects will provide vital services to communities that strive to improve living standards. All ten projects will be co-financed by the respective governments and various international institutions, including BANDES (Banco...
  • UN-sustainable: Agenda 21's Extreme Sustainable Development Agenda (Video)

    02/22/2011 2:08:40 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 3 replies
    PJTV ^ | 2/21/2011 | PJTV
    What is Agenda 21? According to Michael Shaw, it is an NGO effort to limit agriculture and even gain control over private property. Hear what your county may be doing to promote an extreme sustainable development agenda and to subvert your property rights.
  • France wants new global finance system

    02/14/2011 5:36:38 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 9 replies
    RTE News ^ | 2/14/2011 | RTE News
    France, as current head of the Group of 20 countries, will help the transition to a global financial system based on 'several international currencies', French Economy Minister Christine Lagarde said today. Lagarde, speaking ahead of a G20 finance ministers meeting in Paris on Friday and Saturday, said the world had to move on from the 'non-monetary system' it now has to one 'based on several international currencies'. Accordingly, France wants to see less need for countries, especially the emerging economies, to accumulate huge foreign reserves, she said. At the same time, international capital flows should be better regulated and the...
  • The Goal: Control of land use

    02/12/2011 10:33:40 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 5 replies
    CFP ^ | 2/12/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Which is more important: reduce America’s dependence on foreign energy sources, or add 2.85 million acres to the existing 200 million acres of protected areas? According to the United Nations, 27% of the total land area in the United States is already locked up in some kind of protected area and 67% of the total marine area. This means, of course, that there can be no development of energy or other natural resources in 27% of the nation’s land and 67% of the nation’s marine resources. Only the most avid preservationist, or the most anti-American, could possibly choose to lock...
  • A city defined (Detroit can be saved by Smart Growth)

    02/11/2011 9:28:43 PM PST · by wheresmyusa · 113 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 2/12/2011 | Renée Loth
    AMID THE animated rodents, smushed test-babies, snack-food perversions, and crude humor of Sunday’s Super Bowl ads was a powerful, two-minute homage to Detroit, America’s most abject city. Over a pulsating soundtrack of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,’’ viewers were treated to panning shots of some of Detroit’s lovingly restored landmarks from the days when the auto industry made it the richest city in the United States. Today it is the poorest, with a 36 percent poverty rate. Far from avoiding its grim, rust belt image, the ad — ostensibly to introduce a new Chrysler luxury sedan — celebrated the city’s guts-and-grit industrial...
  • Susan Rice kicks off U.N. series (Obama backs Muslim overthrows, moves on to Communists)

    02/11/2011 8:24:10 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/11/2011 | Mike Allen & Jake Sherman
    Susan Rice, President Barack Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, will argue in a major address Friday evening that the U.S. should “strengthen” — not “starve” — the world body. The address is the first in a series of speeches — to continue this spring – making the case to the American people about why the U.N. matters to national security, and how it is being improved. House Republicans failed this week in trying to get $180 million in overpaid dues back from the United Nations. The effort was widely panned by New Yorkers in Congress as damaging to security....