Already facing “pariah” status worldwide due to onerous IRS requirements, millions of Americans living and working abroad are preparing to deal with a deluge of even bigger problems in 2014, when a byzantine new tax regime starts going into effect. Known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, the deeply controversial and incredibly complex scheme is supposedly aimed at preventing tax evasion and gathering extra funds for the federal government. In reality, it will prove to be devastating, experts say — especially for middle-class Americans overseas and the U.S. economy.
Opposition to the draconian scheme, however, is mounting quickly even before FATCA has been fully implemented. Among the growing chorus of critics: the business community, bankers, Americans abroad, some members of Congress, investors, and even the Republican National Committee. More than a few trade associations and voluntary organizations are now either urging lawmakers to repeal FATCA entirely, or at least calling on the Obama administration to delay implementation and enforcement until the fiasco can be sorted out. Continue reading
Poor countries pulled out of the United Nations climate talks during a fight over transferring wealth from richer countries to fight global warming.
The G77 and China bloc led 132 poor countries in a walk out during talks about “loss and damage” compensation for the consequences of global warming that countries cannot adapt to, like Typhoon Haiyan. The countries that left claim to have the support of other coalitions of poor nations, including the Least Developed Countries, the Alliance of Small Island States and the Africa Group. Continue reading
“Your failure to be informed does not make me a wacko.”—John Loeffler
Water is a precious and scarce commodity for some nations who are geographically located in areas prone to draught or with a predominant desert landscape.
It is priceless in certain locales and so abundant in others that the marginal utility of an additional gallon of water is very low. When something is overabundant people tend to abuse it.
Water pollution affects industrialized, developing, and under-developed nations. We should not worry though, the United Nations has a plan for that; we are living in the “water for life decade 2005-2015.” Its website, “UN Water,” proclaimed at the January 8-10, 2013 conference, “Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen!”
How is this going to happen? It is called “water diplomacy,” forming private-public partnerships, “supporting all stakeholders, including those in governments, international organizations, private sector, civil society, and academia at an appropriate level while considering cultural aspects in different cooperation initiatives.” It sounds purposefully complex and confusing but it is just another arm of the United Nations’ ever encroaching agenda. Continue reading
Real Clear Policy
The housing market’s strong rally is welcome news for construction workers, whose industry was one of the hardest hit during the recession. Unfortunately, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is hampering the recovery, helping to drive up the price of timber and ship American jobs and dollars overseas. The organization’s ill-conceived double standards are yet another example of well-intentioned regulations killing jobs while doing little to actually protect the environment.
In 1992, a United Nations summit introduced the concept of “forest certification” to help consumers identify forest products — wood, paper, cardboard, and much more — that had been harvested in an environmentally responsible way. The intentions of this summit, to bring standards to a growing international industry, were noble, but not all of the standards that emerged were fair and uniform for the participating countries. And while the certifying organizations are private, governments often require builders to receive certification, either to participate in subsidy programs or just to build at all. Continue reading
Clallam County, WA – Are both government Taking and Controlling entities being used TO WILLFULLY DENY ACCESS AND RESTRICT the USE OF both PRIVATE and Public land.
WILD IS AN AMERICAN AFFRONT TO THE 1938 ACT OF CONGRESS
THAT CREATED THE OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK FOR THE FULL USE AND ENJOYMENT OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
BY RESTRICTING AND DENYING PUBLIC ACCESS TO PUBLIC LAND
While WILD IS at it, WILD IS creating 1/2 mile set backs
(buffer ZONES ) on private property.Creating those famous NON-CONFORMING, no man’s use of his own land, on private property that has been owned by families, like ours, for over 60 years.
The Rains Sr. family has lived in Clallam County for 93 years.
WILD? ONP ACCESS DENIED IS A PUBLIC PDN AFFRONT
AFFRONT definition added for emphasis, to insult or offend somebody openly Continue reading
Officials in the City of College Station, Texas, announced that the city government would be withdrawing from ICLEI, an international organization linked to the United Nations and its controversial “Agenda 21.” Local Tea Party activists and concerned citizens promptly applauded the decision as another victory for national sovereignty and property rights.
Communities and lawmakers across the nation have been fighting back against the UN’s so-called “sustainable development” schemes for years. But the trend is accelerating as more and more cities and towns cancel their memberships in “ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability,” formerly known as the “International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives.” Continue reading
On June 14, 2012, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held hearings with senior military leaders and former government officials regarding the United Nations (U.N.) Convention on the Law of the Sea (CLOS). These hearings presented critical evidence and discussions that nations which have ratified/acceded to UNCLOS should incorporate into decisions regarding whether or not to remain in UNCLOS and, if so, how the Convention may be amended in the future. For the United States, the hearings clearly illustrated why a number of conservatives are concerned about this treaty. Continue reading
Others say U.N.
land-use blueprint having no impact
QUINCY, Calif. — Carol Viscarra doesn’t consider herself a political activist, but Agenda 21 caught her attention.
The cattle, hay and vegetable producer from the Indian Valley near here is also an emergency-room nurse, so she doesn’t have much time to “bounce around the county addressing regulatory boards,” she said.
But battles over water from a stream that feeds her 450-acre ranch have taken Viscarra on a journey of research that led her to fight a proposed update of Plumas County’s general plan, which she believes could slowly destroy private property rights.
“I am an American,” she told the county planning commission recently, “and I believe that one of the primary pillars upon which rests our most fundamental freedoms as Americans is private property rights.”
Viscarra and some of her neighbors assert the updated plan closely mirrors Agenda 21, a United Nations document that’s drawn fire from some landowners and activists in the West who fear it’s behind a planned depopulation of rural areas. Continue reading
Op/Ed by Charles Fuchser
I just read the Earth Charter, for my first time. It says, “We stand at a critical moment in Earth’s history, a time when humanity must choose its future.” This first sentence, is the truest statement in the entire document. From thereon, it offers a mixture of truths, and lies, every bit of which is carefully designed to convince the reader to abandon nationality and run, not walk, toward the savior of the world – the United Nations. It is an offering of false solutions to some real problems, some vastly overstated problems and some non-problems, based upon foggy logic, that would cost the remaining freedoms of every person on the planet.
The Charter promises to end the social inequities and evils of all nations, fix all that’s wrong with the environment and make everyone of us and the earth healthy and happy. It’s also going to make every one of us secure and equal, and end the increase in population. It is even going to end ignorance, presumably of the sort that I am expressing, here! Continue reading
(CNSNews.com) – In one of its last actions of the year, the United Nations General Assembly on Christmas Eve agreed to extend for another three years the formula that has U.S. taxpayers contributing more than one-fifth of the world body’s regular budget.
No member-state called for a recorded vote, and the resolution confirming the contributions that each country will make for the 2013-2015 period was summarily adopted. The assembly also approved a two-year U.N. budget of $5.4 billion.
The U.S. has accounted for 22 percent of the total regular budget every year since 2000, and will now continue to do so for the next three years. Continue reading
The International Telecommunication Union Internet treaty talks began in Dubai Dec. 3 amid fears some members will push for the authority to control the flow of information on the Web.
Government regulators from 193 countries are taking part in the World Conference on International Telecommunications (Wcit) hosted by the ITU, a United Nations organization that oversees international communication policy. Continue reading
Op/Ed by Sue Forde
Clallam County, WA – No more jogging? No more horseback riding? Walking may be next? The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) has offered three possibilities for the future of the Dungeness Spit – where residents and tourists used to be free to walk, run, and ride their horses – all without any harm to the wildlife there, which always seems to adjust to the presence of people.
The Spit, now known as the “Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge“, is operated by the USFWS, which has issued plans for change in the use of the once-open and enjoyed area. Their preferred option is to remove the right of people to jog and ride their horses on the Spit. They plan on exchanging that freedom for more “environmental education”. Continue reading
WASHINGTON, —Today the U.S. Senate rejected ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM), having been involved in the negotiations of the Disability treaty at the UN in 2006, alerted senators to numerous problems with the treaty, specifically its threat to unborn children and to U.S. sovereignty. Continue reading
There’s an old story from the Jewish shetls of Eastern Europe. There was a singing contest among the animals. The Nightingale loses, despite her lovely singing voice. Looking down on the jury, she sees the grunting wild pigs. She weeps, not because she lost, she says. “But see who my judges are!”
America must feel like the Nightingale whenever she has to go before a UN panel.
I had the honor of serving our country as U.S. Ambassador to the UN’s Human Rights Commission. In those days, the UN body had such worthy respecters of human rights as Algeria, Libya, Syria, Vietnam, and Sudan. Today, the UN Human Rights panel now contains such paragons as China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, and Russia.
The Daily Mail’s David Rose reported (Oct. 13, 2012) that the United Kingdom’s National Weather Service, the Met Office, had very quietly posted to its website proof that “global warming stopped 16 years ago.”
Mr. Rose explained:
The new data, compiled from more than 3,000 measuring points on land and sea, was issued quietly on the internet, without any media fanfare… This stands in sharp contrast to the release of the previous figures six months ago, which went only to the end of 2010 – a warm year. Ending the data then [at the close of 2010] means it is possible to show a slight warming trend since 1997, but 2011 and the first eight months of 2012 were much cooler, and thus this trend is erased.
The new dataset (1997-August 2012), Mr. Rose reported, revealed that the Earth had warmed a miniscule 0.03º Celsius since 1997. That’s a “warming” of 0.054 of a degree in Fahrenheit, or only half of 1/10 of 1 degree Fahrenheit. Yes, it’s statistically insignificant. Continue reading
One year ago I wrote an article titled “U.N. Agreement Should Have All Gun Owners Up In Arms” which has recently gained a great deal of renewed public interest. This update reviews some more recent developments, offering additional perspective about an immediate matter which should be of great concern to all who value rights guaranteed by our Second Amendment.
The Obama administration is actively engaged in negotiations to finalize details for a new global agreement premised to fight “terrorism”, “insurgency” and “international crime syndicates”. As U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon describes its purpose, “Our goal is clear: a robust and legally binding Arms Trade Treaty that will have a real impact on the lives of those millions of people suffering from consequences of armed conflict, repression and armed violence…It is ambitious, but it is achievable.” Continue reading
November 7, 2012
Internet censorship via a United Nations initiative could be a very real possibility for citizens in the United States, depending on the outcome of talks scheduled to take place next month at a conference in Dubai.
At the upcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications, U.N. members could potentially advocate controls that would censor free speech, levy tariffs on e-commerce, and even force companies to clean up their “e-waste” and make gadgets that are better for the environment. Continue reading
Originally published on Published December 19, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to change how it analyzes problems and makes decisions, in a way that would give it vastly expanded power to regulate businesses, communities and ecosystems in the name of “sustainable development,” the centerpiece of a global United Nations conference slated for Rio de Janeiro next June.
The major focus of the EPA thinking is a weighty study the agency commissioned last year from the National Academies of Science. Published in August, the study, entitled “Sustainability and the U.S. EPA,” cost nearly $700,000 and involved a team of a dozen outside experts and about half as many National Academies staff. Continue reading
26 June 2012
(District of Columbia) – The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF) has given the U.S. Army a deadline of July 2 to enter arguments concerning the court-martial of an American soldier who refused to wear a United Nations uniform.
In 1996 the Army court-martialed Specialist Michael New, a medic serving in the 3rd Infantry Division in Germany, after he refused to wear a United Nations uniform and deploy on a U.N. mission into Macedonia. Mr. New was found guilty of disobeying a lawful order and sentenced to a Bad Conduct Discharge.. Continue reading
If the Green Climate Fund (GCF) has its way, its actions will — like those of the United Nations — soon be considered to be above the laws of the nations of the world. While critics question the wisdom of investing any governmental body with such a lack of accountability, these criticisms take on a new urgency when one considers the fact that the GCF is not even a part of the UN. Continue reading
The Rochester NH City Council roll call vote on the Granite State Future Agreement. Also known as the Federal Governments, Sustainable Communities Initiative. Learn more about the program here: http://southernnh912.com/content/nothing-life-free-neither-sustainable-commun… also here at: http://granitegrok.com/blog/2012/09/a-model-for-the-rest-of-new-hampshire
The vote was taken on the Evening of 9/4/12.
Watch video here:
BOISE, ID (August 30, 2012)–Two leading Idaho-based recreation organizations have sued the United States Forest Service, challenging the Clearwater National Forest’s decision to impose the same public use restrictions on areas they have recommended for possible Wilderness classification as one would find in lands actually designated by Congress. The Forest recently issued a new Travel Plan limiting motorized and mountain bike access to designated trails and areas. Motorized vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited uses in the 1964 Wilderness Act, and this prohibition is in effect in the vast majority of designated Wilderness areas ever since, now about 110 million acres nationwide. However, these uses have previously been allowed in areas recommended for Wilderness designation unless they were proven to negatively affect future Wilderness qualification. The new Travel Plan changes that, imposing the same prohibitions on motorized and mechanized transport in areas the Forest considers Wilderness candidates, as are found in formal Wilderness, such as Idaho’s Selway-Bitterroot and Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness areas. Continue reading
Alabama says “stop” the UN-driven property confiscation
from Rene Holladay
I [Rene Holladay] think the info is quite important, as the concept about DoE’s [Washington State Department of Ecology] ability to take people’s property, which is happening all over the USA, is not actually even legal, yet only one state out of all 50 has a specific law to stop them in their tracks…… [The following is a letter Holladay wrote to her county commissioners in Spokane County, WA, and below that, discussion by a hydroleogist you’ll want to read]
Since we recently had the DoE in a meeting on local water issues, I thought I would forward this email I received from a good friend of mine who is a licensed hydrogeologist and geophysicist who has done major water related projects all over the globe. We are very fortunate to have him here in our state, and he is trying to help landowners fight back against alot of bad practices the DoE is engaging in over the past couple years. He frequently talks with the public and relays very important information that people just wouldn’t know without the help of an expert like him. He is an expert in this field with excellant morals and ethics, and therefore is trying to help landowners. In my opinion we certainly need his help. Continue reading
SHELTON, Wash. (AP) — Sen. Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks are visiting the Olympic Peninsula Thursday to promote their Wild Olympics legislation. They’re stopping at a Taylor Shellfish site near Shelton and touring areas that would be affected.
Bills in the House and Senate would create nearly 200 square miles of new wilderness in Washington’s Olympic National Forest and designate 19 rivers and seven tributaries as Wild and Scenic Rivers.
Murray and Dicks say they have made compromises to overcome objections the designations would be too restrictive on logging and recreation.
The Aberdeen and Cosmopolis city councils and Grays Harbor County commissioners have passed resolutions opposing the Wild Olympics campaign.
Murray, Dicks visiting Shelton today as part of proposed Wild Olympics legislation
August 16, 2012
By Peninsula Daily News staff
SHELTON — Accompanied by elected officials from Jefferson and Clallam counties, U.S. Sen. Patty Murray and U.S. Rep. Norm Dicks are visiting the Skookum Bay Taylor Shellfish facility in Shelton today and will tour nearby forest areas that would be affected by their proposed Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 2012.
The legislation, now pending in the House and Senate, was a compromise proposal developed from the Wild Olympics Campaign.
It would designate more than 126,500 acres of new wilderness in Olympic National Forest. Nineteen Olympic Peninsula rivers and their major tributaries would be designated “wild and scenic.”
Murray and Dicks said they have made compromises to overcome objections the designations would be too restrictive on logging.
Murray, D-Bothell, and Dicks, whose congressional district includes the North Olympic Peninsula, is being joined on today’s tour by state Rep. Steve Tharinger, D-Sequim; John Austin, one of the three Jefferson County commissioners; Mike Doherty, one of the three Clallam County commissioners; Connie Gallant of Quilcene, chairwoman of the Wild Olympics Campaign; Al Carter, a former Grays Harbor County commissioner; and Michelle Sandoval, a member of the Port Townsend City Council and the city’s former mayor.
(CNSNews.com) – Thirty-four Republican senators have now signed on to a letter circulated by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) declaring that they will not support ratification of the Law of the Sea Treaty.
Ratification would have required a two-thirds vote in the Senate to pass, meaning that 67 Senators would have needed to vote for the treaty in order for the U.S. to formally agree to it.
Now that 34 senators have pledged to vote against ratification, there are not enough votes to ratify the treaty. Continue reading
from Pearl Rains-Hewett
Other viruses present elsewhere in the world could similarly be introduced into the United States, as well as new species of mosquitoes. In the mid-1980s Aedes albopictus arrived; in the late 1990s Ochlerotatus japonicus.
One report, these infected mosquito can only fly two miles? They did not report how many miles a bird infected with West Nile Virus can fly?
Our Federal Government mandates “no net loss” of wetlands? Restore or create wetlands?
Save the WETLANDS? And sicken and KILL the People of the world?
Malaria and other mosquito-vectored diseases are a brutal form of population control.
CUT FUNDING FOR RESTORATION AND CREATION OF WETLANDS
Pearl Rains Hewett
Read on if you are interested
Posted July 13, 2012
March 9, 2012
In yet another victory for liberty-minded activists, local lawmakers in Ocean County, New Jersey, approved a stinging resolution last month blasting the United Nations’ highly controversial Agenda 21, a radical plan to foist so-called “sustainable development” on Americans by stealth.
Communities across America are fighting back against the international program and its tentacles in ever-increasing numbers. And in January, even the Republican National Committee adopted a resolution strongly condemning Agenda 21 and vowing to fight it. Continue reading
Monday June 18, 2012
News release from Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow
Belo Horizonte, Brazil. To advance public action on global warming, participants attending the ICLEI World Congress admitted today that they are deliberately employing new terminology to misdirect opponents and gain acceptance of their efforts to reduce energy use and greenhouse gases. By utilizing terms like “sustainability” and “sustainable development,” the group wants to mask its objectives and disarm would-be critics who might otherwise oppose their agenda, ICLEI attendees confided with CFACT representatives at the conference. Continue reading
on Private Property Rights (2003)
International Falls, Minnesota
Thank you. My name is Don, and I am a recovering environmentalist. I thank you for that introduction. Carol and I have talked over the phone, like she said, for years, but it’s nice to be back in New York. I have to tell you something though. I don’t know who designed your freeway system. I was thinking about that as I was coming out of New York City last night trying to figure out how to get to Albany. It looked easy on the map. You know, I did take some map reading courses at West Point, so it’s not that I don’t know how to read a map, but, anyway, the only thing I could think of was the Department of Tourism once they get people in New York they don’t want them to leave, so they create this system. I have to tell you, you’ve a ways to go to keep up with Pennsylvania, though. I think I have been living in rural America for too long. You get in a metropolitan area and you kind of panic. So that’s why, after 25 years in Northern Minnesota, I am moving to St. Paul, which is kind of a frightening prospect. What are you going to do driving in that traffic? Well, you know what? I found a place to live that’s seven miles walking distance to the Capitol, so I am looking forward to that, actually.
Frankly, that’s one of the problems we have in the rural parts of America. Our capitols are so far away. I was trying to get things done living five hours from the Capitol and, I tell you what, those folks that live in the St. Paul area have an advantage. The problem is, us folks that are passionate about what happens in the rural parts of the country, we don’t want to live in the city, and we tried for years to try to get the Capitol moved up north. It’s a lost cause. I get involved in a lot of battles, but that one we’re going to lose.
But I really appreciate the invitation. It’s nice to be back here. I want to congratulate Carol for organizing this conference. I am not a conference organizer, but I got stuck with one, and I tell you it’s a lot of work and a lot of headaches, but forums like this are really important to bring a lot of people together. So thank you for doing that, Carol. Continue reading
Published June 20, 2012
Maurice Strong, the godfather of global environmentalism and organizer of the United Nations’ 1992 Rio environmental Earth Summit, is making a quiet comeback to the limelight on the eve of that meeting’s successor, the Rio + 20 summit on “sustainable development,” which starts June 20 in Brazil.
Strong, 82, has been taking part in a variety of conference side-events prior to the three-day meeting of some 130 top-level international leaders, part of a growing wave of hoopla and promotion that will climax at the summit leadership sessions. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading the U.S. delegation there.
His appearance at Rio + 20 is also the latest stage in a Long March through controversy that has kept Strong, a native Canadian who is widely deemed to be one of the key instigators of the global environmental movement, living a low-profile life in China for the past half-decade. Continue reading
Newsflash: Glenn Beck is “totally weird,” or so one organization of local governments focused on sustainability says. But that criticism only goes so far: consider that the same group mocking beck, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, actually thinks Beck is a good example for how to gain a following.
The founder of ICLEI, Jeb Brugmann, was speaking to members over the weekend in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, at its World Congress 2012 meeting ahead of the United Nations sustainability summit — Rio+20 — that begins on Wednesday. In his speech to enliven his audience with the “spirit of audacity that started our movement,” Brugmann looks to Beck as a method for effecting change. Continue reading
By Lois Krafsky-Perry
Citizen Review Online
(Ed Note: Written first in 2001, this look at the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State is a good reference point to what has been happening here and in other places over the years.)
Clallam County, WA – 6/28/01 – The North Olympic Peninsula is gripped with alarm, while citizens continue with their daily plans of building, remodeling, and simply living.
Something is different, and most tax-paying citizens do not realize what it is until they apply for permits with county planners.
Looming in front of the unexpected applicants is a list of specifications that would make their forefathers wipe their brows in dismay.
That list is joined together with something called the Critical Areas Ordinance (CAO). Not only is this an onerous ordinance but, suddenly a team of non-elected bureaucrats have leaped over the rules of county government (The Home Rule Charter) and are making demands that many of their elite don’t understand. Since their demands by- pass reason and logic, and play upon the whimsical perceptions of the latest designer, most ordinary citizens do not have a clue about what is happening to their beloved community.
Long before Ernest Callenbach’s books, “Ectopia”, and “Ectopia Emerging,” an extensive appetite for control was calculated by a diverse legion of schemers; and this new way of thinking was developed. Continue reading
Diplomats at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Conference in Rio de Janeiro next week will consider proposals that would levy taxes on American families and energy industries in order to support international efforts to combat global warming, according to a draft agenda for the conference.
“We recognize that subsidies for non-renewable energy development should be eliminated and replaced with a global tax on the production of energy from non-renewable energy sources,” the UN draft agenda, amended by non-governmental organizations at the invitation of the UN, says. “The income of this tax should be allocated to renewable energy development.” The draft agenda was obtained by the Center for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a group skeptical of the UN’s position on global warming. Continue reading
An American family of four could owe the UN $1,325 per year.
Posted 6/13/2012 –
The United Nations plans to make its Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference “the most significant environmental conference in history.” A draft planning and agenda document, “The Future We Want,” marked-up by myriad ultra-liberal NGOs, provides an unvarnished look at what lurks behind Rio+20.
“Americans, their free world partners and people in developing nations who hope to lift themselves out of poverty should be on their guard. Otherwise Rio+20 could easily trap them in a future we dread,” said Craig Rucker, CEO of the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow, a Washington, DC-based organization that advances the needs of people, while also protecting wildlife and environmental values.
The UN’s international NGO allies want to expand previous calls for a “green economy,” by including new demands for “resource justice” and new mechanisms to ensure “contraction and convergence for over- and under-consumers of natural resources.” People do not need advanced degrees to figure out whose economies and lifestyles the activists intend to “contract,” Rucker commented. Continue reading
Rio + 20 conference: Negotiators producing a mammoth, messy and expensive grab bag of regulations and demands
Published June 01, 2012
Three weeks before the U.N.-sponsored Rio + 20 summit conference on sustainable development, member countries that the United States hoped would produce a five-page summary of goals are instead haggling over a mammoth grab-bag of demands for new planetary regulation and assertions that industrialized countries, led by the U.S., should pay for, among other things, an unprecedented and massively expensive transfer of technology and funds to the developing world.
At one point, the text being debated by hundreds of negotiators climbed to 171 pages before being cut back by executive fiat to 86 pages—only to start climbing steeply again. Continue reading
We are now at the 2 week countdown mark, approaching the Rio + 20 Conference in Rio de Janeiro where the nation’s leaders are expected to sign over control of their nations to the United Nations through the Rio + 20 Treaty, making the UN the sole governing body of the world. So far, Obama has been in compliance with everything the UN has wanted to do.
This week’s topic is the UN’s “Public Private Partnerships”(PPPs). Public Private Partnerships are the UN’s form of fascist economic control in which the government, considered the “Public” portion, partners with the “Private” sector, which are corporations or other non-governmental organizations or “NGOs”. Fascist Dictator, Benito Mussolini defined this partnership between government and corporations as the perfect form of fascism since each side could accomplish control over the people that the other could not.
June 4, 2012
Alabama became the first state to adopt a tough law protecting private property and due process by prohibiting any government involvement with or participation in a controversial United Nations scheme known as Agenda 21. Activists from across the political spectrum celebrated the measure’s approval as a significant victory against the UN “sustainability” plot, expressing hope that similar sovereignty-preserving measures would be adopted in other states as the nationwide battle heats up.
The Alabama Senate Bill (SB) 477 legislation, known unofficially among some supporters as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act, was approved unanimously by both the state House and Senate. After hesitating for a few days, late last month Republican Governor Robert Bentley finally signed into law the wildly popular measure — but only after heavy pressure from activists forced his hand.
Virtually no mention of the law was made in the establishment press. But analysts said the measure was likely the strongest protection against the UN scheme passed anywhere in America so far. The law, aimed at protecting private property rights, specifically prevents all state agencies and local governments in Alabama from participating in the global scheme in any way.
“The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to ‘Agenda 21,’ ” the law states, adding a brief background on the UN plan hatched at the 1992 “Earth Summit” in Rio de Janeiro.
The people of Alabama acting through their elected representatives — not UN bureaucrats — have the authority to develop the state’s environmental and development policies, the official synopsis of the law explains. Therefore, infringements on the property rights of citizens linked to “any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of the State of Alabama” are also prohibited under the new measure. Continue reading
May 25, 2012
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (Reuters) – Republican Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a bill aimed at keeping state courts and agencies from using Islamic or other non-U.S. laws when making decisions, his office said on Friday, drawing criticism from a national Muslim group.
House lawmakers will consider an international proposal next week to give the United Nations more control over the Internet.
The proposal is backed by China, Russia, Brazil, India and other UN members, and would give the UN’s International Telecommunication Union (ITU) more control over the governance of the Internet. …
Next week’s hearing is expected to bring more attention in the U.S. to the measure, which would give the UN more control over cybersecurity, data privacy, technical standards and the Web’s address system. It would also allow foreign government-owned Internet providers to charge extra for international traffic and allow for more price controls. Continue reading
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