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  • Exhausted By a House That Saves Energy

    12/04/2014 7:40:18 AM PST · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Dec 2014 | Sandy Keenan
    Was It Too Soon to Be Sustainable? Warren, Vt. — Dotty Kyle and Eric Brattstrom had an ambitious vision for the home they would build when they sold their bed-and-breakfast here seven years ago and retired. They were environmental and community advocates, so they wanted it to be as sustainable as possible — ideally net-zero, producing as much energy as it used. And because they would be living on a modest fixed income, they needed to make sure it was inexpensive to maintain. But they didn’t want to scrimp on luxury or size, so against their architect’s advice they insisted...
  • Sustainable-development-the-evil-facing-america

    10/25/2013 5:39:59 AM PDT · by elephant · 9 replies
    The New American ^ | October 16, 2013 | Tom DeWeese
    On July 23, 2004, I addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. Freedom 21 was the first coalition of limited government/private property advocacy groups. Freedom 21 eventually sponsored 10 national conferences and educated and trained a cadre of leaders to fight Agenda 21. But in 2004, George Bush was in the White House two years after the devastation to individual liberty, free enterprise and private property that defined the Clinton Presidency. Yet, pre-TEA Party, so many Americans failed to understand the threat they faced. The movement was divided into fractured issues. Even the major Conservative organizations refused...
  • 'Eco-school' opened just 3 years ago already leaking so badly pupils have to go into temp classrooms

    09/12/2013 1:23:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 11, 2013 | Paul Bentley
    When it opened its timber doors three years ago, this £7million ‘eco primary school’ was applauded for its environmentally friendly credentials. It was heated by solar power and its plumbing system relied on rain collected from the roof, which was made of locally grown sweet chestnut. Sadly, the zero-carbon building is not quite as sustainable as the designers had hoped. In fact, thanks to a series of water leaks and mouldy walls, pupils are now being taught in tents erected in the school grounds. The local authority in Devon has already spent £250,000 to investigate the problem, and plans to...
  • US State Department creates office ‘to engage with’ world’s religious communities (Kerry)

    08/08/2013 7:46:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 19 replies
    CWN ^ | August 08, 2013 | CWN
    Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the creation of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, whose mission, he said, is “to engage more closely with faith communities around the world, with the belief that we need to partner with them to solve global challenges.” “There is common ground between the Abrahamic faiths, and, in fact, between the Abrahamic faiths and all religions and philosophies, whether you’re talking about Hindu or Confucianism or any other of the many of the world’s different approaches to our existence here on the planet and to our relationship with a supreme being,” said Kerry....
  • Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers Releases Message for World Tourism Day

    07/12/2013 6:06:41 PM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    Zenit ^ | July 12, 2013 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    Cardinal Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, published a message regarding the celebration of World Tourism Day which will take place on September 27th, 2013. The theme of this year’s World Tourism Day is “Tourism and water: protecting our common future” which is line with the International Year of Cooperation for Water proclaimed by the UN General Assembly. “The Holy See also wishes to join in this commemoration, bringing its contribution from its own perspective, aware of the importance of the phenomenon of tourism at the present time and the challenges and opportunities...
  • Obama,"We have to reach a sustainable deficit" Brilliant Idea, Moron!!!

    01/14/2013 9:56:52 AM PST · by Stayfree · 21 replies
    Self | Jan. 14, 2013 | Stayfree
    THE GREAT RETARD manages to prove over and over again that without TOTUS he is fully capable of proving all by himself that he is the only IMBECILE in the room!!!

    11/20/2012 2:40:35 PM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 23 replies
    UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL. Have you wondered where these terms 'sustainability' and 'smart growth' and 'high density urban mixed use development' came from? Doesn't it seem like about 10 years ago you'd never heard of them and now everything seems to include these concepts? Is that just a coincidence? That every town and county and state and nation in the world would be changing their...
  • Agenda 21 DOWNLOAD IT HERE from the United Nations

    09/16/2012 6:03:07 AM PDT · by pansgold · 12 replies
    U.N. Agenda 21 DOWNLOAD ^ | IX / XVI / MMXII | pansgold
    Section I: Social and Economic Dimensions. This section is directed toward combating poverty, especially in developing countries, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, achieving a more sustainable population, and sustainable settlement in decision making. Section II: Conservation and Management of Resources for Development. Includes atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity), control of pollution and the management of biotechnology, and radioactive wastes. Section III: Strengthening the Role of Major Groups. Includes the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and workers and strengthening the role of indigenous peoples, their communities, and farmers. Section...
  • College President Pushes Conservation While Taxpayers Pay $30K A Year In Energy Costs For Her House

    08/27/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/27/2012 | Tom Gantert
    University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman has said her college needs to be a global leader when dealing with energy sustainability. Yet, Coleman's own university provided residence has the most expensive energy costs among state universities, both in total costs and cost per square feet, with a gas-electric-steam bill reaching nearly $30,000 in one year. When receiving a grant for "sustainablity fellows" from Dow Chemical last year to help people "live cleaner, greener and sustainably," Coleman said: "[This partnership] is broad and comprehensive as sustainablity itself, and frankly, I believe it is the only way to solve problems as...
  • Facing up to the sustainable consumption conundrum (ready, Malthusians?)

    07/02/2012 10:36:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 02 July 2012
    The earth is running out of natural resources like land, water and minerals so quickly that if nothing is done, some predictions say that by 2030 humankind will need the equivalent of two planets to sustain our current lifestyle. Those chilling figures come from a famous World Wildlife Fund ‘Living Planet’ report in 2008, but what exactly can we do to reduce our environmental impact—which has got worse since then—and how should we go about doing it? People “desperately” need a means of putting the environmental impact of their products into context, according to Martin Barrow, a senior consultant at...
  • Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France

    06/22/2012 9:02:43 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bridgette Meinhold
    As part of a redevelopment of the port in Sète, Southern France, a new housing and office project by Colboc Franzen & Associates has become the cornerstone and model for sustainability in future construction. A group of metal-screened residential and commercial towers has all the right moves when it comes to energy efficiency and appropriate architecture for the region. The apartments enjoy views, natural ventilation, private screen patios along with a close connection to its surrounding neighborhoods. Completed in 2011, the project has been certified as a Habitat et Environnement.
  • Rio+20: Scientists call for action on population (the real face of “sustainable development”)

    06/18/2012 3:04:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 73 replies
    EurActiv ^ | 18 June 2012 | Jonathan Watts for The Guardian, part of the Guardian Environment Network
    The Rio+20 Earth summit must take decisive action on population and consumption regardless of political taboos or it will struggle to tackle the alarming decline of the global environment, the world's leading scientific academies have warned. Rich countries need to reduce or radically transform unsustainable lifestyles, while greater efforts should be made to provide contraception to those who want it in the developing world, the coalition of 105 institutions, including the Royal Society in Britain, urged in a joint report released on 14 June. It's a wake-up call for negotiators meeting in Rio for the UN conference on sustainable development....
  • RNC passes Resolution Exposing UN Agenda 21, ICLEI and "Sustainable Development", **unanimously**

    01/17/2012 4:08:39 PM PST · by Baynative · 34 replies
    We The People USA ^ | 1/15/12 | Shelly Kennedy via blogger McFixit1
    Great news. Some have seen my FB note about the Indiana committeeman verifying that the RNC passed a resolution exposing UN Agenda 21, unanimously. This is true. (See attached). Now Oklahoma also verifies it. See below correspondence from Robert Semands, Govern Edmond Locally spokeperson, and please repost. Let's hold our GOP elected officials at all levels accountable to adhere to this RNC resolution.
  • Obama Funding ICLEI And “Sustainable Development”

    01/16/2012 3:11:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 19 replies · 2+ views
    NOlathe's Blog ^ | January 15, 2012 | nolathe
    Obama Funding ICLEI And “Sustainable Development” $71,480,165 Just Through HUD In 2011. “The Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant Program supports metropolitan and multijurisdictional planning efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic and workforce development, transportation, and infrastructure investments in a manner that empowers jurisdictions to consider the interdependent challenges of: (1) economic competitiveness and revitalization; (2) social equity, inclusion, and access to opportunity; (3) energy use and climate change; and (4) public health and environmental impact. The Program places a priority on investing in partnerships, including nontraditional partnerships (e.g., arts and culture, recreation, public health, food systems, regional planning agencies...
  • EPA ponders expanding power to contnue implementing Sustainable Development

    12/20/2011 1:36:25 PM PST · by Captain7seas · 14 replies
    Self | 12-20-2011 | Sid Preskitt What is Sustainable Development? "Sustainable Development" is the UN Agenda 21 "Plan For The 21st Century" It is the UN plan to manage and control ALL human activity under Marxist/socialist principals. Re-distribution of wealth is a built in feature of it. In practicality, it is a direct economic attack on the United States. In fact, Maurice Strong was the Chair of the 1992 U.N. Earth Summit in Rio where Agenda 21 was introduced. He made the intent clear when he was quoted saying that it was their responsibility to bring about the collapse of the industrialized countries. It has...
  • Berea schools and local farmer join to bring fresh food to cafeterias (OH)

    10/25/2011 2:33:02 AM PDT · by EBH · 15 replies
    Sun News ^ | 10/24/11 | Joanne Berger DuMound,
    BEREA -- Locally-grown food was on the table at Grindstone Elementary School today. The Berea school district is part of an initiative with the Cleveland Clinic, a local farmer and other entities to bring a healthy menu to elementary schools. The Cuyahoga County Fair Board is considering an agreement with a local farmer to lease about 3/4ths of an acre behind its Junior Fair building. The farmer, who now has two plots in Cleveland, will grow fresh fruits and vegetables for the district. Members are expected to approve the agreement Oct. 27. Beth Spinks, the Berea school district's supervisor of...
  • Lamb: The Transformation of Government

    10/10/2011 5:59:09 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 11 replies ^ | October 10, 2011 | Henry Lamb
    Where did governments – at every level – get the idea that they are supposed to manage the affairs of their citizens? Governments were first created in America to serve their citizens. Now, citizens must ask their government for permission to build a house, to drive a car, to open a business, or to buy a gun. The role and authority of government has changed over the years from an entity that serves the needs of its citizens to an entity that manages the affairs of its citizens. In recent years, especially since the emergence of 21_07.shtml>Agenda 21 in 1992,...
  • B Lab's Benefit Corporations Won't Benefit You

    09/16/2011 10:41:59 AM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Freedom Advocates ^ | August 11, 2011 | Wynne Coleman
    SB26, the North Carolina Benefit Corporations Act contains boilerplate legislation from B Labs. View B Labs Statement of Purpose and Declaration of Interdependence here. The following points are applicable to activists or concerned citizens who want to understand why they should oppose Benefit Corporation legislation in their States. One of the goals of Agenda 21 is to create a system of corporations that partner with governments to achieve Sustainable Development objectives. Across the nation, model legislation is being proposed to the individual States by a pro-Sustainable Development organization (B Lab) for the purpose of creating a “new type” of corporation...
  • Is the British roundabout conquering the US?

    07/01/2011 9:59:00 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 138 replies
    BBC News ^ | 30th June 2011 | Tom Geoghegan
    'A roundabout revolution is slowly sweeping the US. The land of the car, where the stop sign and traffic light have ruled for decades, has started to embrace the free-flowing British circular. A few moments after entering Carmel, it's clear why the city has been described as the Milton Keynes of the US. As the sat-nav loudly and regularly points out, there's often a roundabout up ahead. But unlike in the English town famous for them, driving into this pretty city on the outskirts of Indianapolis also involves passing several more under construction. The city is at the forefront of...
  • What happened to freedom?

    06/29/2011 6:38:09 AM PDT · by antisocial · 5 replies
    Enter Stage Right ^ | web posted June 27, 2011 | By Henry Lamb
    What happened to freedom? By Henry Lamb web posted June 27, 2011 To listen click here When Constitutional scholar Barack Hussein Obama, and the assortment legal advisors that surrounds him, decided that the commerce clause authorized the federal government to force private citizens to purchase a product, freedom vanished from America. With this newly declared authority, the federal government can force its citizens to do anything the government wishes. This omnipotent power is the same power exercised by the governments of Hitler, Stalin, and all other despots who have denied freedom to their citizens. What happened to freedom? It was...
  • Sustainable Development or Sustainable Freedom

    06/19/2011 12:19:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    CFP ^ | 5/29/2011 | Henry Lamb
    Sustainable development is based on a set of principles found in Our Common Future, the report of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development. Sustainable freedom is based on a set of principles found in the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776. Sustainable development is based on this belief: “From space, we see a small and fragile ball dominated not by human activity and edifice but by a pattern of clouds, oceans, greenery, and soils. Humanity’s inability to fit its activities into that pattern is changing planetary systems, fundamentally. This new reality, from which...
  • Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement

    05/28/2011 3:30:32 PM PDT · by marsh2 · 18 replies
    United Nations ^ | 5/13/11 | Commission on Sustainable Development
    Sustainable Development Commission Concludes Session without Agreement on 10-Year Framework .....Earlier Friday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed the Commission at the conclusion of its last session before the "vital" 2012 United Nations Conference of the Sustainable Development, which, like the original 1992 Earth Summit, will be held in Rio de Janeiro. He particularly highlighted the need to transform patterns of production and consumption and to reverse the trends of excessive resource use. “Achieving this goal will take a fundamental transformation in consumption patterns, lifestyle and values,” he said, emphasizing the vast challenges inherent in shifting global consumption and production patterns toward...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Agenda 21 comes to Greenville, SC

    05/09/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies ^ | 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...

    04/24/2011 7:14:40 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 1 replies ^ | 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...
  • Inclusive, sustainable development critical globally: World Bank chief

    04/08/2011 7:39:34 AM PDT · by wheresmyusa · 8 replies ^ | 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Historic 1992 Earth Summit

    03/08/2011 7:51:32 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 1 replies · 3+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | March 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 7 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, June 3-14, 1992 Informally called the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio, Brazil.Another example of the United Nations trying to blend all religions together into a New Agey "Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age" and get rid of the "exclusive" Christian Gospel.Conference Secretary-General: Maurice StrongFrom this UN page:The two-week Earth Summit was the climax of a process, begun in December 1989, of planning, education and negotiations among all Member States of the...
  • Agenda 21: The Death Knell of Liberty

    02/08/2011 10:24:07 AM PST · by unspun · 30 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | February 7, 2011 | Jim O'Neill
    At the U.N. Summit at Rio in 1992, the Conference Secretary-General, Maurice Strong, said “Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” “The common enemy of humanity is man. In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill. // The real enemy then is humanity itself. - From the Club of Rome’s “The First Global Revolution” p. 71,75 1993 “Therefore, send not to know for...
  • Mubarak's web page

    02/03/2011 8:36:06 AM PST · by Maurice Tift · 6 replies
    President Mubarak's vision is comprised of a comprehensive electoral platform. The platform has six main programs, each addressing a specific concern for the people of Egypt.    • Political Reform Program   This program is considered one of the highlights of the Mubarak electoral platform and details a series of political reforms which will take place over the next six years.    • Employment Program: "Our Youth Will Work"   The program is a clear, straightforward commitment to create 4.5 million new sustainable jobs over the next 6 years.    • Improving Standards of Living   The program entitles a series of 12...
  • Agenda 21 Part II: Globalist Totalitarian Dictatorship Invading a Town near You–With Your Permission

    01/07/2011 4:21:38 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 47 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 7, 2011 | James Simpson
    Here is a list of the more than 600 U.S. cities, towns and counties currently participating in ICLEI’s Local Governments for Sustainability....ICLEI has succeeded in implementing the sustainability agenda through something called the Delphi Technique. All activists need to understand the Delphi Technique. Originally created by the Rand Corporation as a consensus building methodology for scientists, Delphi has morphed into a subversive tactic for imposing malevolent leftist agendas on an unsuspecting public who would never agree if they understood. A key feature of the Delphi Technique is to identify the “good guys,” i.e. those who go along with the predetermined...
  • The Tea Party Targets... Sustainable Development?

    11/18/2010 7:32:00 AM PST · by wheresmyusa · 31 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 11/18/2010 | Stephanie Mencimer
    First, they took on the political establishment in Congress. Now, tea partiers have trained their sights on a new and insidious target: local planning and zoning commissions, which activists believe are carrying out a global conspiracy to trample American liberties and force citizens into Orwellian "human habitation zones." At the root of this plot is the admittedly sinister-sounding Agenda 21, an 18-year-old UN plan to encourage countries to consider the environmental impacts of human development. Tea partiers see Agenda 21 behind everything from a septic tank inspection law in Florida to a plan in Maine to reduce traffic on Route...
  • Sustainable Development Primer Course - Great Presentation

    11/10/2010 9:58:08 PM PST · by TCH · 4 replies
    Taking Liberty ^ | November 10, 2010 | TCH
  • Today is United Nations Day: Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN

    10/24/2010 9:49:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Top 10 Reasons I Hate the UN10. UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationMay 28, 2009:I’d think that seriously advocating book burning at any time would disqualify you, since presumably there are equally qualified candidates for the UN’s cultural heritage agency who’ve never advocated destroying cultural heritage. But Israeli society is toxic anyway – especially compared to the glory that is the contemporary Egyptian public sphere – so no loss:Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosni, a candidate for the top job at the United Nations culture agency UNESCO, apologised on Wednesday for calling for Israeli books to be burnt… Hosni...
  • Obama Administration Uses Taxpayer Funding to Encourage ‘Sustainable Communities’

    10/18/2010 11:34:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 10/18/10 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. government is stepping in with millions of taxpayer dollars to create affordable places for Americans to work and live. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week announced nearly $100 million in new grants "to support more livable and sustainable communities across the country." Forty-five regions will receive various amounts of the funding through the new initiative, which aims to connect housing with jobs, schools and transportation. “Regions that embrace sustainable communities will have a built-in competitive edge in attracting jobs and private investment,”
  • High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle they face $100 fine

    08/20/2010 8:00:42 AM PDT · by goldendays · 61 replies ^ | August 20, 2010 | Mark Gillispie
    High-tech carts will tell on Cleveland residents who don't recycle ... and they face $100 fine Trash carts containing more than 10 percent recyclable material could lead to a $100 fine, according to Waste Collection Commissioner Ronnie Owens. Recyclables include glass, metal cans, plastic bottles, paper and cardboard. City Council on Wednesday approved spending $2.5 million on high-tech carts for 25,000 households across the city, expanding a pilot program that began in 2007 with 15,000 households. The expansion will continue at 25,000 households a year until nearly all of the city's 150,000 residences are included. Existing carts might be retrofitted...
  • Chris Dodd bows to global governance (Agenda 21)

    08/14/2010 1:02:35 PM PDT · by goldendays · 26 replies · 1+ views ^ | August 14, 2010 | Henry Lamb
    Chris Dodd bows to global governance . There is nothing ambiguous or uncertain about this statement: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people. (10th Amendment) Where in the Constitution does Sen. Christopher Dodd find any authority to even propose his "Livable Communities Act"? Article I, Section 8, Clause 1, authorizes Congress "to lay and collect taxes for the common defense and general welfare" of the United States. The next 17 paragraphs define the specific area of activity the founders...
  • Senate Bill Marks Next Step in Federal ‘Sustainable Communities’ Plan (right from U.N)

    08/06/2010 1:37:10 PM PDT · by goldendays · 34 replies ^ | August 06, 2010 | Matt Cover
    Senate Bill Marks Next Step in Federal ‘Sustainable Communities’ Plan Friday, August 06, 2010 By Matt Cover, Staff Writer President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, July 27, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) ( – A federal neighborhood planning program to provide grants for environmentally sound, sustainable living communities moved one step closer to being funded Tuesday, when the Senate Banking Committee passed the Livable Communities Act on a 12-10 party line vote. The act would provide money for part of President Barack Obama’s “Partnership for Sustainable Communities,” which seeks to...
  • Republicans Blast ‘Livable Communities’ Bill As Central Planning for Cities and Towns

    08/04/2010 11:49:19 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 46 replies · 1+ views
    CNS News ^ | August 4, 2010 | Matt Cover
    The Senate Banking Committee passed the Livable Communities Act on Tuesday, moving the bill one step closer to final passage. The bill creates $4 billion in neighborhood planning grants for “sustainable” living projects and a new federal office to oversee them. Similar legislation in the House has been criticized by Republicans on the House Budget Committee, who charge that “the program’s aim is to impose a Washington-based, central planning model on localities across the country.” In the Senate version, written by outgoing Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the Livable Communities Act would designate $4 billion to aid local governments in...
  • Bike agenda spins cities toward U.N. control, Maes warns

    08/04/2010 7:21:50 AM PDT · by MissTed · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Denver Post ^ | 8/4/10 | Christopher N. Osher
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper's policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are "converting Denver into a United Nations community." "This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed," Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial. Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor's efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes "that's exactly the attitude they want you to have." "This is bigger than it looks like on the...
  • Social Security Disability Insurance not sustainable

    07/27/2010 12:13:18 PM PDT · by Angelus · 39 replies · 26+ views ^ | July 27, 2010 | Astrid Fiano
    Over 9 Million American are now on SSDI or SSI soon it will be 10 Million. I have wrote a few times about these corrupt programs and how they will soon be unsustainable because of how broad the definitions of disability and the broad language used in the Federal Statutes are that virtually anyone can get it. Also they refuse to put restrictions on who can receive benefits from SSI and SSDI such as Convicted Felons. No matter how many crimes on someone’s record whether felony or not they can still receive benefits. The Social Security Administrations website also provides...
  • Sustainable Development “Livable Communities Act” S-1619

    03/16/2010 11:19:09 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 372+ views
    times examiner ^ | 2-10-10 | Bob Dill
    Senator Christopher Dodd, who has decided not to seek reelection in Connecticut due to low poll scores and involvement in a number of questionable financial scandals has introduced his “Livable Communities Act” (S-1619). This bill, according to Lamb, will establish two new bureaucracies: “The Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities” within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the “Interagency Council on Sustainable Communities.”
  • A green, sustainable future that doesn't work

    12/14/2009 5:33:31 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies · 1,237+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | December 14, 2009 | Byron York
    Cordes Junction, Ariz. --- In the high desert of central Arizona, more than five thousand miles from the global-warming summit in Copenhagen, sits an aging and unfinished vision of the enviro-friendly, sustainable life that some climate change activists foresee for us all. It's called Arcosanti, created in 1970 by the Italian architect Paolo Soleri, and it is the prototype of a green community of the future. The only problem is, it doesn't work. And it never did. Arcosanti is an "arcology," a word Soleri coined by combining "architecture" and "ecology." In Soleri's vision, an arcology is a self-contained city in...
  • Sustainable Development--the "Why" behind Everything that is destroying America

    09/16/2009 7:19:33 PM PDT · by TCH · 53 replies · 1,330+ views
    American Policy Center ^ | September 16, 2009 | TCH
    TEA Parties and "End the Fed" Protests cannot win back the Republic without this information! Many Americans appear to be awakening from their slumber of apathy as government forces are making their move for total control of our lives. Massive TEA Party protests on April 15th, followed by more than 1000 again on Independence Day, show a growing movement of concerned, dedicated Americans. But there is a major component missing from those protests. There is a nearly universal lack of understanding of the issue of Sustainable Development and the dangers it poses to our liberty. Consequently, that issue is being...
  • University Offers Credit for ‘Sustainable’ Lifestyle

    09/05/2009 7:05:48 PM PDT · by nmh · 29 replies · 1,267+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/16/09 | Tyler Lyon
    Can a lifestyle double as college credit, even a certificate? The University of Iowa is offering a certificate in sustainability this fall, and one person has signed up so far. But recent UI graduate Eric Holthaus has dedicated his job, apartment, and habits to being environmentally friendly. “The idea is being aware and learning a formalized way to show a lifestyle,” said Holthaus. He is an intern in the UI Office of Sustainability, created last December as an effort to bring green to a solidly black-and-gold campus. On July 10, Holthaus manned a table at the information fair at freshman...
  • Bono Discovers Sustainable Development Isn’t Sustainable

    05/20/2009 10:08:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,258+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/20/2009 | Phelim McAlee
    The big problem with renewable energy is that it just doesn’t renew itself. The sun does not shine enough and the wind doesn’t blow enough to power the towns, cities, factories, hospitals and schools that make our lives so livable. No environmentalist would ever allow their child to be treated in a hospital fully powered by “renewables”. They would not take the risk that the wind might stop whilst their baby was on the operating table. They would insist that the hospital and the life support systems had a fossil fuel powered back-up. And so it is with “sustainable development”....