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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...