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  • OECD warns against biofuels subsidies

    09/10/2007 11:18:30 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 31 replies · 659+ views
    The Financial Times ^ | 9/10/2007 | Andrew Bounds
    Governments need to scrap subsidies for biofuels, as the current rush to support alternative energy sources will lead to surging food prices and the potential destruction of natural habitats, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development will warn on Tuesday. The OECD will say in a report to be discussed by ministers on Tuesday that politicians are rigging the market in favour of an untried technology that will have only limited impact on climate change. “The current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits,” say the authors...

    06/27/2007 7:44:27 PM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 71 replies · 1,868+ views
    Woeld Net Dily ^ | May 24, 2004 | Chris Bennett
    About 80 miles off of the coast of Louisiana lies a mostly submerged mountain, the top of which is known as Eugene Island. The portion underwater is an eerie-looking, sloping tower jutting up from the depths of the Gulf of Mexico, with deep fissures and perpendicular faults which spontaneously spew natural gas. A significant reservoir of crude oil was discovered nearby in the late '60s, and by 1970, a platform named Eugene 330 was busily producing about 15,000 barrels a day of high-quality crude oil. By the late '80s, the platform's production had slipped to less than 4,000 barrels per...
  • An Unsustainable Development [THE FRED THOMPSON REPORT]

    06/11/2007 1:19:30 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 81 replies · 2,052+ views
    ABC Radio Networks ^ | June 11, 2007 | Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson
    June 11, 2007 An Unsustainable Development Click here to launch the Podcast Player If there's a hell on earth, it's probably Zimbabwe. Life expectancies in the landlocked nation in the South of Africa are the world's lowest. Reports say women live an average of 35 years; men a bit longer. Four in five people are unemployed. Government printing presses run day and night to produce enough money to keep the military from rebelling, so inflation is at an annual rate of 3,700 percent and rising. Cash loses over ten percent of its value everyday. It wasn't always that way. Before...
  • Speaking of 'Nuts': Agenda 21, in a nutshell

    09/08/2006 11:55:01 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 31 replies · 890+ views
    Klamath Bucket Brigade ^ | September 2, 2006 | Jim Kirwan
    While this new world of corporate governance/ lobbyists/ privatization of the commons etc; seems difficult to understand (disguised as it is with buzz words – and meaningless jibberish), it’s really not as complex as one might think. After you learn how to ignore the superficial banalities, and get to the meat (if there is any) of the message being given. Most times you’ll hear just fluff and nutter talk – sounds important but isn’t. While we naturally focus upon local issues and concerns such as community development, roads, tons of garbage, forest access, tourism, sportsmen’s rights, lack of snow, no...
  • Why We Must Advance the Principles of Freedom

    09/01/2006 6:48:38 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 7 replies · 499+ views
    Magic City Morning Star ^ | Aug 29, 2006, | Tom DeWeese
    "Freedom." It's the most used, most misunderstood, most misused word in the English language. Every movement, every revolution, every special-interest campaign uses the word Freedom to explain their motives and to draw us in to their cause. Everybody wants freedom. We fight under the banner of "Live Free or Die." But, no cause ever won a campaign or a war under the banner "be happy under tyranny." But "Freedom" is also a word that can be used to enslave us. The word "Freedom," in the wrong hands, with the wrong motives or agenda can be a butcher's knife. What do...
  • CA: Governor signs tough aquaculture bill (Sustainable Oceans Act)

    05/27/2006 12:19:00 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 37 replies · 569+ views
    Half Moon Bay Review ^ | May 27, 2006 | Clay Lambert
    Coastside commercial fishermen were pleased that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday signed the Sustainable Oceans Act, severely restricting future fish-farming along the California coast. The act, authored by Palo Alto Democrat Joe Simitian, allows ocean farming operations but requires stringent environmental protections that industry experts are calling the toughest in the nation. Coastside fisherman Pietro Parravano, president of the Institute of Fishery Resources, said Saturday the new rules should help protect marine ecosystems and water quality. He said the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Association had lobbied for passage of the act. There are currently no finfish aquaculture operations on the...
  • Moving on from 'sustainablity'

    03/16/2006 9:45:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 363+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 08.20.02 | James K. Glassman
    The aims of the World Summit on Sustainable Development are laudable. Cleaner air and water, better stewardship of global resources, the eradication of poverty and disease no one can argue with such objectives. The question is how to get there from here. Let me offer a prescription for sustainable development that begins with a simple and powerful idea - an idea which, unfortunately, will often be at odds with what delegates, journalists and other observers hear in Johannesburg. The idea is that economic growth leads to levels of wealth and income that, in turn, inevitably produce societies that are cleaner,...
  • Population Politics and the Shambles of Africa

    03/17/2006 9:41:09 PM PST · by Coleus · 5 replies · 907+ views
    cerc ^ | JIM PERON
    People often argue that countries are poor because they have too many people and not enough resources. If there are too many people, then each newborn is a threat to every other human being and population control policies are needed. But this logic just doesn't hold for Africa. Ideas have consequences, and the idea that the world is overpopulated leads to certain inescapable conclusions. If there are too many people in the world, then each newborn is a threat to every other human being. If these babies are threats, then it would be acceptable to eradicate the threat. Now,...
  • Paul McCartney: a victim of his own gibberish

    02/26/2006 10:16:56 AM PST · by Anne_Conn · 23 replies · 733+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2006 | Tom Deweese
    I love the Beatles' music. My respect for individual members of the legendary band end there. Paul McCartney has spent a lifetime making incredible music while uttering pure gibberish on issues that matter. It seems that if he can’t put a rhyme and a tune to it, his brain turns to mush.
  • Eco-Imperialism and the Drive to Destroy the Free Market

    10/27/2005 2:04:13 PM PDT · by GreenFreeper · 11 replies · 518+ views
    Axcess News ^ | October 27, 2005 | Tom DeWeese
    AXcess News) Washington - Max Keiser is a new kind of terrorist. He uses the Internet and boycotts to manipulate stock prices. In that way he forces corporations to comply with his brand of radical environmentalism and Sustainable Development. He puts his hands around corporate throats and squeezes until they comply with his demands. Max Keiser and his ilk hate business and they hate free enterprise and are using these tactics to redistribute wealth and cause chaos in the market place. Keiser's operation is called "KarmaBanque." That new age-focused name alone should give readers an idea of the wacky worldview...
  • Green Theology

    06/28/2005 1:55:23 PM PDT · by Coleus · 50 replies · 1,264+ views
    Catholic Culture ^ | November 2000 | Elaine Middendorf
    Green TheologyAustin Ruse, President of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, the only Catholic lobbying group at the United Nations in New York, reports that there are a number of troubling groups circling around the UN. One such group is fairly new and as yet little-reported movement called the United Religious Initiative (URI), now active in 58 countries and 33 states in the U.S. It has been described as "an exclusive, decentralized organization, a spiritual partner of the United Nations." URI positions support population control, environmental extremism, and are radical on sexual matters. A new document signed by URI's...
  • Sustainable development = Sustained poverty

    03/21/2005 8:00:40 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 1 replies · 363+ views
    CFP ^ | March 21, 2005 | Paul Driessen
    Keeping developing countries cute, indigenous, electricity-poor — and impoverished Critics are "lying about environmentalists" and "willfully representing facts" about them and their views, concerns and agendas. So says a recent commentary by the Earth Island Institute and Environmental News Network. A principle object of their wrath was a recent article by this author, shredding lofty claims about wind turbines, much as these towering "Cuisinarts of the air" eviscerate birds and bats. They particularly objected to this statement: The Earth Island Institute longs for the day when Africa’s poor made clothing for their neighbors "on foot-pedal-powered sewing machines" and says, "once...
  • Public Schools - Past Time to End That System and Others

    03/02/2005 10:51:30 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 27 replies · 781+ views
    The SierraTimes ^ | 03. 1. 05 | Nancy Levant
    All taxpayers should vote NO on all school levies because all public schools in America need to be closed. Our schools are teaching multiculturalism, globalism, conservation U.N.-style, and secularism, which means no God and no faith – all of which are un-American and go against the beliefs and values of most American people. Can we please and finally say ENOUGH! Can we please stop funding the curriculum and people training our children to be globalist socialists and not Americans who value their liberties? Since when did American schools become blatant centers of Socialist re-engineering? Well, my first guess takes me...
  • TNC and NRSC Join Forces - Bad News for Constitutional Rights

    02/24/2005 8:28:07 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 43 replies · 738+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 02. 23. 05 | Nancy Levant
    On February 18, The Nature Conservancy partnered with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which is a division of the United States Department of Agriculture. This is another “partnership” with immense powers and no public input, whatsoever – no knowledge, no discussion, no opinion, no vote, nothing. The Nature Conservancy is a non-profit. That is laughable. TNC is a multi-billion dollar “non-profit” biodiversity conservation organization with assets nearing 3 billion dollars. They are a global land acquisition group up to its eyeballs in U.N. global governance missions and Agenda 21 implementation, and it partners with anyone who will further its agenda...

    02/16/2005 6:15:55 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 81 replies · 1,328+ views
    Advance Bulletin ^ | Feb 15, 2005 | Susanna Lynton Jennings
    The visioning process includes: “values” research, how to run "facilitated" workshops and to how to use “consensus building” to create scenarios for area “change”. When public officials and NGO's (non-government organizations) use the term "visioning" it really means Agenda 21 principles are being implemented. Television makeover programs that transform men and women from sloppy to slick are popular. Makeup artists, hair dressers and clothing specialists remake their passive subjects and the new look is shown off to gasping friends and family. Transformational changes are not limited to people these days. American neighborhoods, swarming with central planners and government funds are...
  • Big Media Won't Touch Agenda 21

    02/03/2005 10:37:05 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 794 replies · 27,889+ views ^ | Feb 3, 2005 | Nancy Levant
    Big Media Won't Touch Agenda 21 Nancy Levant I keep waiting, and waiting, and waiting for Bill O’Reilly or Shaun Hannity or Oprah Winfrey or somebody…..anybody, who has daily access to the multitudes, to say the words, “Agenda 21.” I’m still waiting, and for the life of me, I don’t understand the refusal to talk about the greatest threat to America that has ever existed. However, it dawns on me that wrapping a brain around Agenda 21 requires time, effort, interest, and a lot diligence. No one told me about Agenda 21. I found it by accident on the Internet....
  • Live webcasts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland & Archive Link

    01/28/2005 7:42:21 AM PST · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 76 replies · 1,363+ views
    email ^ | 1/28/2005 | various
    (from email received Friday 1/28/2005) Dear ______: As you may already know, AlwaysOn, in partnership with Speedera, will be bringing you live webcasts of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland all week long. Go to to see what's on now! Below is the schedule for the coming day's webcasts. All times are PST: 12:20am-1:00am | Special Message - Gerhard Schroeder 12:50am-2:15am | Is the Peace Process Poised for a Resurrection? 3:20am-5:00am | Addressing the Role of the United States in World Affairs 6:05am-7:30am | A View from the Hill on US Foreign Policy in Bush II 6:20am-8:00am |...
  • Asia - AFP China says Bohai Bay Basin may hold 20.5 billion tons of oil

    01/05/2005 11:25:49 PM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 5 replies · 492+ views
    Asia - AFP ^ | Dec 24, 2004 | AFP
    Exploration teams believe the Bohai Bay Basin in northern China may hold 20.5 billion tons of oil reserves, enough to sustain the country's energy needs for a "considerable" time, state press said. So far, nine billion tons have been proven with the remaining 11.5 billion still needing to be further explored, the China Daily reported. Bohai is one of China's major oil-producing centers and the find comes as China is trying to build up its domestic oil reserves as part of measures to cope with rising global oil prices and possible fuel shortages. Jin Zhijun, president of the Exploration and...
  • What is Private Property? Wayne Hage's battle

    12/15/2004 11:32:45 AM PST · by hedgetrimmer · 31 replies · 996+ views
    Freedom 21 Santa Cruz ^ | December 15 , 2004 | Michael Park
    What is Private Property? Wayne Hage's battle to protect private property -- his and yours After fourteen years of courtroom battles to regain control over the property he claims was taken from him, you could say that rancher Wayne Hage knows a thing or two about private property, the law and government coercion. Tonight, Michael Shaw, Abundance Ecologist, will host a discussion with Hage during a special two-hour edition of the Freedom 21 radio show. Hage, whose wife Helen is a former member of Congress, will tell of his winding journey through the courts after federal agencies pushed him off...
  • Chongqing to relocate 400,000 farmers

    10/12/2004 7:15:17 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 4 replies · 295+ views
    The Star Online: ^ | China Daily
    CHONGQING, south-west China’s largest municipality, plans to relocate 400,000 farmers, or 120,000 households, out of impoverished mountain areas in an unprecedented anti-poverty programme. People who will be relocated mainly fit within the following three categories: those living in high and cold remote mountainous regions with harsh climates and barren land; those households that are far from towns and transportation lines; and those living in regions where geological disasters are frequent and where diseases often break out. Located in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, Chongqing covers an area of 82,400sq kilometres with a population of 31 million. For hundreds...
  • Government says innovation is “stuck in a rut”

    10/12/2004 7:01:42 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 4 replies · 205+ views
    NZZ Online ^ | October 12, 2004 | Chris Lewis
    Leading representatives of the political, business and scientific worlds say innovation must become Switzerland’s “number one strategic priority”. The appeal, which came at the annual meeting of the Swiss Science Forum in Bern, was accompanied by calls for reform of the country’s higher education system. “Innovation in Switzerland is stuck in a rut,” Charles Kleiber, the state secretary for science and research and director of the Swiss Science Agency, told the opening session on Monday. “This matters because 60 to 70 per cent of economic growth is fuelled by innovation, and 45 per cent of the companies that will be...
  • Costa Rican President Asks UN to Defend Human Life from Conception

    09/27/2004 11:37:30 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 635+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 24, 2004
    U.N. ignores pro-Life and anti-cloning references in its report on speech NEW YORK, September 24, 2004 ( - Costa Rican President Abel Pacheco gave a spirited defence of the right to life before the United Nations General Assembly Thursday. However, without an actual transcript of his talk the world would never know about it. The notable speech called for international protection for life "from the moment of conception." The United Nations press release covering Pacheco's remarks totally omitted this call as well as his call to join the comprehensive ban on human cloning. President Abel Pacheco told the UN, "As...
  • Future Theft

    09/13/2004 6:40:44 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 21 replies · 592+ views
    Advance Bulletin ^ | Sep 13, 2004 | Susanna Lynton Jennings
    Summary: KING COUNTY, Wash. -- Are gardens and ecosystems mutually exlcusive? King County's 65-10 rule denies future generations the American gardening tradition. Full text: Every American town has one -- sometimes more than one. They can be young, impulsive and creative, or older, practiced masters. Most towns encourage them. "They" are the local artisans and craftsmen that give your town interest and bring a beauty to everyday things that is shared by all. The color and character of a town is enhanced by its artists, and they are often encouraged by townspeople and patrons. But America is changing. In the...
  • Some Members of Congress Promote Agenda 21

    09/13/2004 6:34:06 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 38 replies · 702+ views
    Advance Bulletin ^ | Sep 13, 2004 | Michael Park
    Summary: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Though Congress never voted to support and implement Agenda 21 -- and its implementation has been accomplished through executive orders and the activities of NGOs -- there is evidence that some representatives tried very hard to push it through early on. Full text: Why didn't the American public find out a long time ago how some members of Congress are pushing for the United States to submit to an international regime of comprehensive control? After all, the evidence is in the open -- all congressional bills are in the public domain, along with a list of...
  • Understanding Sustainable Development (Agenda 21): A Guide for Public Officials

    09/11/2004 3:08:58 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 23 replies · 743+ views
    Public officials have absolutely no excuse for implementing Sustainable Development. ...especially once you've given them a copy of the document I'm asking you to download today! ------------------- Dear friend of liberty: We've talked about it on our radio show... We've mentioned it in our writings... We presented it at the Freedom 21 National Conference in Reno in July... Now, the much-anticipated Guide for Public Officials is here! The full title of this powerful document is Understanding Sustainable Development (Agenda 21): A Guide for Public Officials. In just fourteen pages, you'll have the most concise and comprehensive single document outlining the...
  • A good life--Inside the cupboard

    08/13/2004 9:25:47 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 13 replies · 346+ views
    The Guardian ^ | July 29, 2004 | Leo Hickman
    Life before I have to admit that it's a struggle to think of things to recount about life inside my kitchen's store cupboards before the ethical auditors arrived. Suffice to say that the ordering and stacking within each cupboard tends to be a little slapdash. Logic determines that tins sit beside tins and spices next to, say, herbs, my preferred cupboard layout tending to be a reverse mirroring of the sequence of supermarket aisles we have just visited: basically, things are placed into cupboards in the opposite order into which they were placed into the trolley. The ethical audit The...
  • Sustainable Development is the Evil You Face(United Nations Development now in very state)

    08/08/2004 3:39:42 PM PDT · by take · 11 replies · 562+ views
    ‘Sustainable Development’ is the Evil You Face More Articles On July 23, 2004, Tom DeWeese, president of the American Policy Center, addressed the fifth annual Freedom 21 Conference in Reno, Nevada. The following is his address on the agenda, the threat, and the defeat of "Sustainable Development." By Tom DeWeese My friends, we come here today from many walks of life. A wide variety of reasons got each of us started on the road to activism. Some of us started simply because we noticed something funny about our child’s curriculum in school. Some of us were outraged by government trying...
  • Agenda 21 -- the blueprint to advance Sustainable Development by Daniel Beckett

    06/17/2004 10:23:50 AM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 15 replies · 455+ views
    Advance Bulletin ^ | Jun 15, 2004 | Daniel Beckett
    The policies of Sustainable Development are changing the very fabric of America. Sustainable Development entered the world officially in 1987 in a report of the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development entitled, "Our Common Future". This commission was chaired by Gro Harlem Bruntland, Prime minister of Norway and Vice-President of the World Socialist Party. A well known mantra that originated from that report is "meeting today's need's without compromising future generations to meet their own needs". If one is to look, this mission statement has been incorporated into many government and non-government organizations. Is it a surprise that it...
  • United Nations General Assembly President Addresses Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

    06/03/2004 10:38:03 PM PDT · by hedgetrimmer · 10 replies · 172+ views
    SpaceRef ^ | Wednesday, June 02, 2004 | United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
    Contribution of UN's Outer Space Activities to Sustainable Development and Importance of Space-based Solutions for Disaster Management Emphasized VIENNA, 2 June (UN Information Service) -- Julian Robert Hunte, President of the fifty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly, addressed the opening meeting of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS) in Vienna today. The key item on the agenda of the COPUOS meeting will be finalizing the preparations for the General Assembly's review of the implementation of the recommendations of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space...
  • Regional Governance is Here

    03/01/2004 8:54:04 AM PST · by · 11 replies · 975+ views
    Henry Lamb ^ | March 1, 2004 | Henry Lamb
    Regional Governance is Here "This commission has become a nightmare, beyond the reach of either state government, or Congress, short of repealing the Act altogether. This appointed commission has absolute authority over all land use within the designated counties, with the authority to override both county and state elected officials..." March 1, 2004 By Henry Lamb To submit a Letter to the Editor: There are currently six Regional Commissions in place, or pending final approval, which impact states from New York to California; from Florida to Washington. Few people realize that these regional commissions even exist, or...
  • The case for voting No on 30

    01/01/2004 10:29:20 AM PST · by WaterDragon · 17 replies · 163+ views
    Oregon Magazine ^ | January 1, 2004 | Tom Cox
    The case for voting No on 30 (a measure to increase Oregon income taxes) is simple. It rests on some basic truths about Oregon's government and economy. Understand those truths, and you'll feel compelled to vote "no". Fail to grasp them, and you'll be tempted to vote "yes". The "no" vote is based on knowledge, and the "yes" vote on ignorance. Big Picture: Out of Control Spending Oregon's state government spending has been growing at an average of 8.82% a year since 1991. Oregon's total private sector income, the source of money to pay for that spending, has grown at...
  • Down on the Farm

    12/09/2003 8:50:59 PM PST · by farmfriend · 4 replies · 154+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 12/09/2003 | Waldemar Ingdahl
    Down on the Farm By Waldemar Ingdahl It's Christmas time in Europe, and that means of course it's time for animal rights activists to start complaining about agricultural practices: chickens that don't have enough ranging room, pigs that don't have soft enough beds, etc. Animal husbandry issues are not new, but they gained prominence in the public debate in the 1990s when the notion spread that agriculture in the EU was not the rural idyll of old, but rather a high-tech industry. The Greens started working to bring an alternative view of nature into society. At first they met with...

    07/17/2003 6:25:40 PM PDT · by NMC EXP · 44 replies · 945+ views ^ | July 15, 2003 | Michael S. Coffman
    For decades urban planners have adhered to the mantra that urban sprawl increases pollution and housing costs, more driving time to work and shopping, stress, and the escalating consumption of scarce farmland and open space. Urban planning to implement what Al Gore calls “smart growth” supposedly corrects these problems and creates more livable, inexpensive homes for all. Irrefutable evidence, however, shows that urban planning creates the very nightmares it is supposed to eliminate. In the process, it strips urbanites of one of their most fundamental civil liberties — property rights. Land-use control has been a goal of socialists for many...
  • Moving Toward a Sustainable Great Lakes.

    05/09/2003 11:47:46 AM PDT · by Desron13 · 21 replies · 224+ views
    Overview of Conference and Program This conference brings stakeholders together for an open dialogue on the integration of environmental, social, and economic issues in the Great Lakes basin while fostering relationships among all sectors of the Great Lakes community. This conference advances efforts to secure a sustainable future for the Great Lakes. The following issues will be addressed: Sustainability from concept to application Great Lakes restoration planning Creating a sustainable transportation intermodal network to support a growing Great Lakes economy Waterfront redevelopment Water quality and quantity Recreational issues Institutional, legal and scientific issues

    01/13/2003 5:02:09 AM PST · by madfly · 19 replies · 402+ views
    NewsWithViews ^ | Jan. 12, 2003 | Erica Carle
    Additional Titles CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT TO CONTROL HUMANITY Erica CarleJanuary 12, 2002NewsWithViews.comThere is nothing new about the idea of controlling the environment to control behavior. Pavlov used it on dogs. B. F. Skinner used it on birds. We use it on pets. Parents use it on children. Law enforcers use it on criminals. And we all establish suitable environments to fit the needs of our various activities. But one of the most chilling uses of environmental control is its use by dictators to keep their subjects in line, and in recent years by world shapers and managers to force...
  • Nobel Prize for Sustainable Development

    01/01/2003 6:01:48 PM PST · by L_Von_Mises · 6 replies · 240+ views
    Website ^ | 1/1/2003 | Fractie Democraten 66
    Time for a Nobel Prize for Sustainable Development The Nobel Prizes were, in 1901, the first international awards for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature and peace. In 1968 one addition has been made: the 'Prize in Economic Sciences in memory of Alfred Nobel'. Since then, nothing has changed. The world has undergone considerable changes since the 1960s. Concern about the darker side of mass consumption and the use of fossil fuels has grown since the Club of Rome published its reports on global environmental pollution in the early 1970s. By awarding them who show the leadership to really solve...
  • Enron bet on the wrong horse: Henry Lamb says company doomed by alliance with government

    01/18/2002 11:17:05 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 494+ views ^ | Saturday, January 19, 2002 | Henry Lamb
    Enron was one of the early members of the Global Climate Coalition, a group formed in 1989 by corporations concerned about the likelihood of global regulation of energy production by a United Nations bureaucracy. Such concerns emerged from growing global warming hysteria, which were fanned by then-Sen. Al Gore. But in the mid-'90s, Enron, along with Shell and British Petroleum, pulled out of the coalition and began plotting a new strategy. Did Enron see the light, and decide that global regulation was required to save the world from catastrophic global warming? Or did they see the wisdom of owning ...
  • Property Rights Take A Hit

    10/04/2002 5:51:51 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 5 replies · 262+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | October 4, 2002 | Tom DeWeese
    A long-planned October rally in Collier Country, Florida calling itself the "Sawgrass Rebellion" to support property rights, imploded and was cancelled in the face of a determined effort to deny it the right to meet anywhere. You could almost hear the cheering in the offices of the Sierra Club, the Nature Conservancy, the Army Corp of Engineers, the Fish and Wild Life Service and the National Park Service. Will the juggernaut of environmental organizations and federal government agencies that have mounted an attack on the most fundamental right of an American citizen, the right to own property, succeed? If it...
  • Fill those gaps in U.S. history with other views [Penn State Diseducation & Brainwashing]

    09/21/2002 5:47:32 PM PDT · by StopGlobalWhining · 53 replies · 380+ views
    The Penn State Daily Collegian ^ | Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002 | Corinne Thatcher
    Corinne Thatcher is a junior majoring in Latin American studies and a Collegian columnist. Her e-mail address is It seems as if President Bush has found a new cause to distract television viewers from the heated political commentary that has besieged the issue of Iraq. In a speech Tuesday, Dubya spoke with incredulity about the lack of knowledge U.S. students have about their nation's history. He expressed amazement, for example, at the fact that the average student doesn't know that James Madison was instrumental in drafting the U.S. Constitution -- though I cannot help but wonder whether he...
  • Poverty today is truly miraculous

    09/02/2002 7:02:30 PM PDT · by Kermit · 34 replies · 778+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1 Sept 2002 | Leon Louw
    Poverty today is truly miraculousBy Leon Louw(Filed: 01/09/2002) Mud oozed between the village woman's toes, as she made her way between the shanty houses. Not plain mud, but mud containing rotting garbage, human and animal faeces, urine, and years of decaying vegetation. She milked an emaciated cow.The stench in this small village in north India was appalling. A gaunt man vomited from the window of a dilapidated bus. Children sat in wet dung and urine making dung pats to dry for fuel; a man rummaged in a garbage heap, like the pig and goat nearby, for whatever might be edible.This...
  • Anti-Israel protests threatening to explode Earth Summit ( Sustainable Antisemitism ?)

    08/30/2002 6:58:49 PM PDT · by naine · 240+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 29, 2002 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Aug. 29, 2002 Hanegbi: Anti-Israel protests threatening to 'explode conference' By GIL HOFFMANIsrael responded when it was attacked for the first time on the floor of the World Summit on Sustainable Development's plenary session in Johannesburg on Thursday. But due to Shabbat, the Israeli delegation will be prevented from reacting to an anti-Israel march set to take place tomorrow during the conference's officially sanctioned day of protests. The Palestine Solidarity Committee of South Africa, which has been coordinating anti-Israel activities at the conference, received a commitment Thursday from several South African ministers that they would attend their event, which is...
  • Tail-end trophy for Greenpeace

    08/30/2002 2:48:22 PM PDT · by TheMole · 6 replies · 192+ views
    Beeld, via ^ | 29/08/2002 11:47 - (SA) | Lizel Steenkamp
    Johannesburg - African and Asian farmers, and hawkers from across South Africa handed over a "Bullshit Trophy" (yes, that is the trophy's real name) to Greenpeace, the Third World Network and BioWatch for their contribution to the "preservation of poverty" in developing countries. The trophy comprises of a piece of wood on which two heaps of dried cow-dung - "unfortunately not elephant dung" - are mounted. Barun Mitra of the Sustainable Development Network (SDN), a coalition of non-governmental organisations which believes, among other things, that sustainable development is attainable only through free trade, officiated at the symbolic handing-over in Johannesburg...
  • Earth Summit delegates feast while discussing starvation

    08/30/2002 11:59:34 AM PDT · by efnwriter · 10 replies · 285+ views ^ | 8/27/02 |
    Earth Summit delegates feast while discussing starvation 27-08-2002, 11:45 The Michelangelo Hotel, South Africa Delegates to the United Nations World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, who are meeting to discuss starvation and poverty, are feasting on extravagant foods and fine wines flown in from around the world. British newspaper “The Sun”, which exposed the story on Tuesday, also claimed that hundreds of trees had been cut down around the conference center to make room for limousines bringing delegates in to discuss how to prevent damage to the environment. Known as the “Earth Summit”, the UN conference opened on 26...
  • The Conservative Crisis [re: Sustainable Development]

    08/30/2002 11:31:57 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 24 replies · 290+ views ^ | August 30, 2002 | Tom DeWeese
    There is a crisis in the Conservative movement. It is a blind spot that threatens everything the movement stands for. It is Sustainable Development, the theme of the United Nations conference in Johannesburg. However, the conservatives who have always been there to fight off such utopian, socialist nightmares now seem to slumber blissfully in their ignorance at the very moment when vigilance is most urgently needed. Sustainable Development is the greatest threat ever perpetrated against the American ideal of liberty. Under Sustainable Development there can be no free enterprise, no individual liberty or private property. As I attend traditional...
  • Democrats Say Bush Blocking Earth Summit Goal

    08/29/2002 5:01:32 AM PDT · by dgallo51 · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Politics - Reuters ^ | Thu Aug 29, 6:46 AM ET | By Matt Daily
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A delegation of U.S. congressional Democrats accused the Bush administration on Thursday of blocking plans to alleviate poverty and promote clean economic growth at the U.N.'s Earth Summit. "The U.S. administration is becoming somewhat of an obstructionist in terms of meeting the goals of sustainable development," California Congressman George Miller told a news conference. Talks to cut poverty, increase access to fresh water and promote economic growth while repairing environmental damage run from August 26-September 4 in Johannesburg, a decade after the first Earth Summit in Rio. The Democrats' comments were the latest salvo in their battle...

    08/26/2002 5:43:35 PM PDT · by madfly · 31 replies · 386+ views ^ | 8-26-02 | Laura Ingraham
    Along with death and taxes, the U.N.'s America-bashing is one of the few things in life you can count on. The only variables in this global version of the Whack-A-Mole game are the time, place, and manner of the whacks. This week the venue moves to Johannesburg, South Africa, the site of the U.N. World Summit on Sustainable Development. The forum aims to focus on the deteriorating state of the environment in poor countries. News accounts remind us that 100 presidents and prime ministers from around the world will attend-but not George W. Bush!(gasp!) The New York Times' "news...
  • The sustainability myth is dangerous (on the World Summit)

    08/24/2002 7:39:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 19 replies · 452+ views
    National Post ^ | Augustus 24 2002 | Philip Stott (The Daily Telegraph)
    Where conferences on "sustainable development" are concerned, Schumacher's precept, "small is beautiful," has been long abandoned. Tomorrow 65,000 delegates will descend on Johannesburg for "Earth Summit 2002" -- the World Summit on Environment and Development. These will include 106 government heads, 10,000 officials from 174 countries, and 6,000 journalists. The BBC team alone could top 100. Twenty UN bodies will be represented. A second parallel conference, comprising a kaleidoscope of lobbyists from ornithologists to oil magnates, has already received 15,000 registrations. Sustaining the whole caboodle will be 27,000 police, who may well be relieved that George W. Bush will not...
  • U. S. Department of Energy promotes "sustainable development" in accordance with United Nations'

    08/19/2002 9:14:47 AM PDT · by madfly · 40 replies · 415+ views
    The Sierra Times ^ | 08. 18. 02 at 20:26 Sierra Time | Sue Forde, Citizen Review Online
    U. S. Department of Energy promotes "sustainable development" in accordance with United Nations' scheme By Sue Forde, Citizen Review OnlinePublished 08. 18. 02 at 20:26 Sierra Time The U. S. Department of Energy has joined in promoting the concept of "sustainable development", as revealed by their website.  One of the "solutions" offered is "relocation" of property owners.  This is something we are seeing on a local level here in Clallam County, Washington.[1]“Sustainable Development” was first introduced by Maurice Strong, socialist, senior adviser to the Commission on Global Governance and driving force behind the concept of “sustainability”. When introducing the...

    08/13/2002 7:30:03 AM PDT · by madfly · 37 replies · 664+ views ^ | Aug. 13, 2002 | Alan Caruba
    THE AXIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL EVIL By Alan CarubaAugust 13, 2002 The evil that is environmentalism will be on full display in Johannesburg, South Africa, from August 26 through September 4. The United Nations summit to be held there comes ten years after the Rio Summit that generated the hoax of global warming. It put in motion the mechanism of "sustainable environment" and the vast propaganda campaign that the Earth was running out all its natural resources. The answer, they said, was a massive restructuring of capitalism to "save" the Earth. Restructuring isn't the right word. Elimination is the right word....
  • Making Sustainable Development Work: Governance, Finance and Public-Private Cooperation U.N

    07/12/2002 5:34:31 PM PDT · by PatriotReporter · 22 replies · 1,100+ views
    State Department ^ | July 12, 2002 | Secretary Colin L. Powell
    Making Sustainable Development Work: Governance, Finance and Public-Private Cooperation Secretary Colin L. Powell Remarks at State Department Conference, Meridian International Center Washington, DC July 12, 2002 (As Delivered) Well, thank you very much, Paula, for that warm introduction, and let me also take this opportunity to thank you as well for the superb leadership that you have been giving to this effort, especially as we prepare for next month's World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg. And I'm very pleased to follow my dear friend and fellow Vietnam vet Chuck Hagel. We are members of a mutual admiration society, and...