There’s A Name for People Like Pelosi

Posted on March 1, 2010. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , , , |

In the last few days there have been some INCREDIBLE sound bytes from House Speaker Pelosi. First she tells Reps in the House not to concern themselves with what the voters want, then in another sound byte she panders to voters attempting to portray herself as sympathetic to the Tea Partiers. Get REAL. Thought we were Nazis and low level terrorists, Nancy. Give me a break.
 
That “smaller” bill she is going to serve up later this week.. well, that’s the Senate bill… no less poisonous. Don’t be fooled.
 
Nancy Pelosi is a political whore.
 
Just like a common prostitute, when she can not sell her goods on Main St, she takes it to the back alley.
 
Just as a street whore sets out to diminish the John’s obligation to his wife, Pelosi attempts to mitigate our Representative’s obligation to us, the American voter.
 
Just as a wife makes it clear to her husband, THERE WILL BE NO HANKY-PANKY, we must burn the phone lines to DC this week. We need to make it clear there will be NO STEPPING OUT ON US.  If they step out, they are gone. Period.
 
Reid’s no better. He says now it’s only the Republicans speaking of reconciliation. Sure. Too bad there’s this new invention called “video” in which we can see the Democrats, including Harry Reid, speaking of it since late last summer.
They are all liars and theives.
 
PLEASE CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATORS TODAY. Tell them- HELL NO on reconciliation. START OVER and do it ONE PIECE at a time. No 2000+ page bills. Not now. Not ever. We don’t trust them enough to let them heap unreadable legislation on us.
 
To find their numbers go to www.house.gov or www.senate.gov.
 
Call them even if you know their position. They must keep count of the number of yeah and nay calls.
 
Thank you! 
 
 
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The Greatest Scam In The History of Earth

Posted on November 28, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I recall the op-ed piece  at IBD earlier this month which read:
 

Control: The House and Senate climate bills contain a provision giving the president extraordinary powers in the event of a “climate emergency.” As chief of staff Rahm Emanuel says, a crisis is a terrible thing to waste.

If you thought the House health care bill that nobody read has hidden passages that threaten our freedoms and liberty, take a peak at the “trigger” placed in the byzantine innards of both the House-passed Waxman-Markey bill and the Kerry-Boxer bill just passed by Democrats out of Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Environment and Public Works Committee.

As Nick Loris of the Heritage Foundation points out, the Kerry-Boxer bill requires the declaration of a “climate emergency” if the concentration of carbon dioxide and other declared greenhouse gases in the atmosphere exceeds 450 parts per million (ppm). It was at about 286 ppm before the Industrial Revolution and now sits at around 368 ppm.

That figure was picked out of a hat because the warm-mongers believe that’s the level at which the polar ice caps will disappear, boats can be moored on the Statue of Liberty’s torch and dead polar bears will wash up on the beaches of Malibu.

The Senate version includes a section that gives the president authority, under this declared “climate emergency,” to “direct all Federal agencies to use existing statutory authority to take appropriate actions … to address shortfalls” in achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions.

What the “appropriate actions” might be are not defined and presumably left up to the discretion of the White House. Could the burning of coal be suspended or recreational driving be banned? Sen. David Vitter, R-La., asked the EPA for a definition and received no response.

Competitive Enterprise Institute scholar Chris Horner says “this agenda transparently is not about GHG concentrations, or the climate. It’s about what the provision would bring: almost limitless power over private economic activity and individual liberty for the activist president and, for the reluctant leader, litigious greens and courts” packed by liberal Democrat appointees.

Speaking of litigious greens,  published by the Western Legacy Alliance:
 
In an open letter to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), dated November 2, 2009, members of the Congressional Western Caucus expressed great concern to Attorney General Holder regarding the ongoing and apparent abuse of the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) by certain organizations including environmental and special interest groups. The Caucus highlights the complete lack of oversight, accountability, and transparency in the overall process and allocation of funds under EAJA, which appears to have contributed to the egregious abuse.

“Environmental groups have been working to deny grazing rights to America’s ranchers for decades. They do so by claiming violations of environmental policy, suing federal environmental agencies and ultimately, tying up ranchers’ time and resources in costly, and often baseless, court battles,” said Jeff Faulkner, Western Legacy Alliance (WLA) member. “What makes this situation worse is the fact that these environmental groups such as Western Watersheds Project and the Center for Biological Diversity are shaking down federal government programs so they can access taxpayer dollars to fund their radical agendas.”

Two of the federal programs that are seemingly handing out millions, and possibly billions, to environmental groups are the EAJA and the Judgment Fund.

The EAJA was established approximately 30 years ago by Congress to ensure that individuals, small businesses and/or public interest groups with limited financial capacity could seek judicial redress from unreasonable government actions that threatened their rights, privileges or interests.

According the U.S. Department of the Treasury website, the Judgment Fund, which was created in the 1960’s, “…is available for most court judgments and Justice Department compromise settlements of actual or imminent lawsuits against the government. Congress has added a number of administrative claim awards (settlements by agencies at the administrative level, without a lawsuit). The Judgment Fund has no fiscal year limitations, and there is no need for Congress to appropriate funds to it annually or otherwise. Moreover, disbursements from it are not attributed to or accounted for by the agencies whose activities give rise to awards paid. Absent a specific statutory requirement, the agency responsible is not required to reimburse the Judgment Fund.”

Since 2003, the Judgment Fund has paid out $4.7 billion in judgments, including the reimbursement of attorney’s fees. It appears environmental groups have accessed millions of taxpayer dollars from this fund; however, the Web site reporting these payments does not indicate to whom the payments were made or for what purpose. Additional investigation reveals that the same environmental groups benefiting from EAJA payments are accessing the Judgment Fund to millions of dollars each year.

An article at Fox News about the open letter noted:

American taxpayers are being forced to fund thousands of lawsuits filed against the federal government by environmental organizations — with their lawyers clocking thousands of hours and charging fees of up to $650 an hour.

The U.S. government hands out millions of dollars each year to various environmental organizations to help protect fish, wildlife and other aspects of the environment. And every year, those same groups spend millions suing the government over everything from forest policy and carbon emissions to water quality and wolf habitats.

Who paid the attorneys fees? The American taxpayers did.

In the lucrative world of environmental law, the biggest defendant is the federal government, and taxpayers foot the bill. The nation’s ten largest environmental groups have sued the government more than 3,000 times in a nine-year period, according to legal fund the Western Legacy Alliance, an Idaho-based legal fund that defends ranchers and farmers.

Now, the growing number of cases is beginning to attract the attention of some lawmakers in Congress.

Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., has written to the Department of Justice asking for an investigation, pointing out that much of the money being paid comes out of the Equal Access to Justice Act fund, which Congress set up for the indigent and public interest groups to recover legal fees.

Right now, the government does not account for how much is paid out to whom or for what reason.

“These are taxpayer dollars that are being used by the federal government to compensate people who have sued the federal government. I believe that taxpayers have the right to know who those people are and how much they’ve been paid,” Lummis told Fox News. 

They should not expect any help from the current Administration, however.

According to the Institute for Energy Research, half of the nearly 1500 page House Cap and Trade Bill is not about carbon emissions at all, but rather completely alter America’s economy. Dr. Robert Michaels, a Senior Fellow with IER, who examined the bill, found that the rest of the bill is packed with regulations that would completely alter the United States’ economy. He argues that even without cap-and-trade, Waxman-Markey is the most repressive package of new taxes, wealth transfers and obstacles to economic activity that a Congress has ever assembled. His findings are available in a 39 page pdf document.
 
To further make the point this is not about science, but rather control, President Obama announced this week, after Climate gate broke, he will indeed flip-flop on attending Copenhagen and will, at the conference, obligate America to unreasonable carbon emission standards, which cut emissions by 17%, by 2020.
 
According to wikipedia, there are currently  five exchanges trading in carbon allowances: the Chicago Climate Exchange, European Climate Exchange, Nord Pool, PowerNext and the European Energy Exchange. Recently, NordPool listed a contract to trade offsets generated by a CDM carbon project called Certified Emission Reductions (CERs).
  
CCX owns the Chicago, Montreal and London Climate exchanges. CCX is 10% owned by Goldman Sachs (GS) and 10% owned by Generation Investment Management (GIM), an investment firm founded & chaired by Al Gore. This firm was co-founded by the former Treasury Secretary under George W. Bush and former Goldman Sachs CEO Hank Paulson.
 
Goldman Sachs was the number one private donor to the Obama campaign.
 
An article in UK’s Telegraph earlier this month said Al Gore is positioned to be the world’s first Carbon billionaire. And a blog entitled American Everyman talks about Al Gore’s partnership with former Goldman Sachs and Leeman Brothers execs, as well as other Venture Capitalists. He posts the first of these very educational videos as well:
 
 
 
 
On it’s Board of Directors, none other than Maurice Strong.
 
External Advisory board chair Chicago Mayor and Friend of Obama, Richard Dailey, and among it’s members are Ed BegleyJr., Joseph P. Kennedy II, and former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Michael Zammit Cutajar.
 
As well, General Electric, owners of NBC and affiliate cable channels, often criticized for it’s pro-Obama stance, will help facilitate the carbon transfers through it’s arm, known as  Greenhouse Gas Services, as well as through the various “green initiatives” facilitated by the company.
 
Another of the big players is also involved:
 

Bloomberg noted: Billionaire George Soros, looking to address the “political problem” of climate change, said he will invest $1 billion in clean-energy technology and donate $100 million to an environmental advisory group to aid policymakers. [He] announced the investment in Copenhagen on Oct. 10 at a meeting on climate change sponsored by Project Syndicate. The group is an international association made up of 430 newspapers from 150 countries.

…Soros’s announcement comes two months before 190 nations will gather in the Danish capital for a final round of negotiations on a new climate treaty that includes provisions to finance clean- energy projects in developing nations. Talks last week in Bangkok were marked by a dispute between richer and poorer nations over whether to renew or abandon the Kyoto Protocol, the only existing global agreement to reduce carbon dioxide, which is blamed for global warming.

Soros, 79, also will establish the Climate Policy Initiative, a San Francisco-based organization to which he will donate $10 million a year for 10 years.

Soros made his fortune, as you’ll recall, by trashing the pound culminating in Britain’s Black Wednesday in 1992. He is systematically attempting the same thing here and has recently launched another new initiative “The Institute for New Economic Thinking“.
 
The fact of the matter is, while Cap and Trade deals with the corporate side of carbon, it’s just a jumping off point. Anyone familiar with United Nations Agenda 21 can plainly see it will, in short time, lead to what amounts to a “Breath Tax”, placed on every living thing. This is being undertaken the same way politicians are building Health Care “Reform” for the sole purpose of getting to a single-payer system, also called for in Agenda 21. Neither addresses any substantive issue, they only give control to the government and the UN.
 
 
In another great Canada Free Press column by Tim Ball, renowned environmental consultant and former climatology professor, he points out: 
 

Extreme left journalist George Monbiot ignored all the facts I provided when he was pointing a finger at me. He’s ignoring them again, which forces him to assume the deniers are at fault. He wrote, “There is no point in denying it: we’re losing. Climate change denial is spreading like a contagious disease. It exists in a sphere that cannot be reached by evidence or reasoned argument; any attempt to draw attention to scientific findings is greeted with furious invective. This sphere is expanding with astonishing speed.”

The sphere is expanding for several reasons.

  • All evidence rejects the hypothesis that human CO2 is causing warming or climate change.
  • Facts are gradually getting to the public despite obstructionism by journalists like Monbiot.
  • Temperature projections of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are consistently wrong.
  • Record cold temperatures are occurring everywhere.
  • Motives of those pushing the need for reduction in CO2 are being exposed.
  • Economic costs of a completely unnecessary action are emerging.
 
A blogger named Granite Grok put up a couple really interesting graphs on their blog I found rather to the point, which clearly show 2009 to be one of the coldest years in recent history, and United States and European emissions are and have been fairly flat since all this started in 1970, compared to those on a global scale.
 
Proof global warming science is not just “not settled” it’s purely fiction.
 
On the heels of warnings of faulty and fraudulent “global warming science”  from Former Advisor to Margaret Thatcher Lord Monckton, President of the Czech Republic Václav Klaus and 31,000 scientists , comes “Climategate”.
 
The Examiner.com stated on November 20, 2009:

Britain’s Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, suffered a data breach in recent days when a hacker apparently broke into their system and made away with thousands of emails and documents. The stolen data was then posted to a Russian server and has quickly made the rounds among climate skeptics. The documents within the archive, if proven to be authentic, would at best be embarrassing for many prominent climate researchers and at worst, damning.

The electronic break in itself has been verified by the director of the research unit, Professor Phil Jones. He told Britain’s Investigate magazine’s TGIF Edition “It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails.”

The paper goes on to discuss, at length the individual emails, and if you have not yet seen them, I urge to to follow the link.

In Australia, where the story first broke, the Herald Sun noted:

…So the 1079 emails and 72 documents seem indeed evidence of a scandal involving most of the most prominent scientists pushing the man-made warming theory – a scandal that is one of the greatest in modern science. I’ve been adding some of the most astonishing in updates below – emails suggesting conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organized resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more. If it is as it now seems, never again will “peer review” be used to shout down skeptics.

This is clearly not the work of some hacker, but of an insider who’s now blown the whistle.

Not surprising, then, that Steve McIntyre reports:

Earlier today, CRU cancelled all existing passwords. Actions speaking loudly.

Hackers have broken into the data base of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit – one of the world’s leading alarmist centers – and put the files they stole on the Internet, on the grounds that the science is too important to be kept under wraps.

The ethics of this are dubious. But the files suggest, on a very preliminary glance, some other very dubious practices, too, and a lot of collusion – sometimes called “peer review”. Or even conspiracy.

Canada Free Press Added The Missing Link to the Obama Administration :
  
Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climategate scandal.  In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”.

“The files contain so much material that it is going to take some time t o put it all in context,” says Ball.  “However, enough is already known to underscore their explosive nature.  It is already clear the entire claims and positions of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are based on falsified manipulated material and is therefore completely compromised.

“The fallout will be extensive as material continues to emerge.  Reputations of the scientists involved are already destroyed, however fringe players will continue to be identified and their reputations destroyed or sullied.”

While the mainstream media is bending into pretzels to keep the scandal under the rug, Climategate is already the biggest scientific scandal in history because of the global policy implications.

According to Fascistsoup.com, there’s more to those emails appears at first glance. I urge you to watch these two, fairly lengthy videos, together taking about 15 minutes of your time, but ending in priceless understanding. Education is a valuable thing.
 
 
 
 
Those pushing the leftist theology call all who find fault with the global warming agenda “Deniers”. I must ask now who the REAL “DENIERS” are? Remember Alinsky doctrine – if you can not dispute the facts, launch personal attacks. To them I must say,
 
“Sticks and stones may break my bones,
but names will never hurt me.
Deceit and lies will fuel your side,
but with facts we will subvert thee.”
 
Ed Note: Please read Green Hell by Steve Milloy, our first book of the month selection here at Soldier For Liberty. You will become enlightened on the truth of the “Green Agenda”.
 
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Soldier for Liberty Exclusive: “Roger” This? Maurice Strong connection to Future of US Healthcare

Posted on October 26, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Watchdog Tools | Tags: , , , |

In March, the President held a health-care summit in Washington, DC to help identify programs that would improve health care quality and restrain escalating costs. He said his policies would be based on scientific evidence of benefit. The flagship proposal presented by the president was national adoption of electronic medical records — a computer-based system that would contain every patient’s clinical history, laboratory results, and treatments. President Obama said this would save  $80 billion a year, help prevent medical errors, reduce the number of malpractice lawsuits, and facilitate preventive and ongoing care for the chronically ill.
 
It’s fairly well known about the government’s issues with securing online data, no matter from foreign countries or dorm students. Our government can not even secure their Homeland Security database when hackers compromised dozens of Department of Homeland Security computers, moving sensitive information to Chinese-language internet sites. Back in February of 2009, the Wall Street Journal reported in one of it’s online blogs that… “In the wake of the Obama administration’s announcement of a 60-day federal review of the government’s initiatives on cyber security, an e-mail obtained by the Project on Government Oversight reveals another embarrassing security breach, this time involving missing computers from the Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory in New Mexico, and “the loss of a Blackberry in a sensitive foreign country.” “The e-mail from Los Alamos National Laboratory senior manager Stephen Blair to several other LANL employees reveals that, within a two-week period in early 2009, three computers were stolen from the Santa Fe home of an employee, and a BlackBerry device was misplaced outside the United States. He warns colleagues, “This is garnering a great deal of attention with senior management as well as [the National Nuclear Security Administration].”
 
And we’re supposed to trust them with our most personal information?
 
 
That’s not even the creepiest part. Allow me to introduce a recent acquaintance of mine:
 
Introducing “Roger”
 
“Roger” is Preventive Medicine’s innovative and proprietary health and lifestyle behavioral change model for the health insurance sector. Information on their website says it was “created by physicians, psychologists, IT gurus, health and lifestyle experts, and e-learning wizards. It boasts it meets people where they are in their everyday lives and engages members through fun, visual and 3-D e-learning modalities to improve optimal health, wellbeing and your bottom line…
 
“Roger” accomplishes it’s wellness goals by applying a browser based preventive care and lifesyle management approach that concentrates on daily personal encouragement, community support, and goal achievement indicators.”
  
The website says it has a unique interactive intervention method, delivered through a new and innovative behavioral change model based on the Allen Behavioral Change Model, which relies on six key components based on ten processes of change. Research indicates dramatic improvements in recruitment, retention, and progress using stage-matched individualized and interactive interventions. (Wonder if we get a doggie-treat if we do good?- oh,no- that’s food. Maybe they just pat us on the head.)
  
The system is also enhanced by highly trained call center professionals.
  
MMM…MMM…MMM… does this seem Orwellian to anyone else? Oh wait, there’s much more.
  
Dr Allen, of the Allen Behavioral Change model helped co-design the model. It uses something called “the healthy lifestyle index” and serves as a motivator and benchmark for each individual, to help prevent chronic disease and risk factors. “Roger” also offers “group / population” metrics that “track and report changes in the employee community as a whole or in any meaningful desired cohort.”
  
The system is built for employers , the health insurance sector, but also.. oh, look it says for “government entities” too.
  
The site also says the model is “based on the well researched fact most humans do not make decisions relating to their lifestyle and health based on cognitive and rational thought, but rather on emotional and social value bases.” It goes on to say “Changing behavior that is automatic takes small incremental nudges”..  Nudges, mmm,,,mmm…mmm… where have we heard that before?
  
“The key to “Roger” is how the program uses it’s KNOWLEDGE of each individual (gained through access to medical claims, as well as the responses to a series of assessments about psychological motivations and lifestyle behavioral information) to build trust and a relationship before introducing change. 
 
Is this creeping anyone else out? Oh, I’m just getting started….
 
“Roger” is sold exclusively to health insurance providers and government plan sponsors and supplies it’s technology on a private-label basis, to be delivered under the provider’s trusted brand. The system is designed to be integrated into the individuals every day life in a supportive and unobtrusive way.
 
What makes “Roger” tick? The site says, “The answer is simple. “Roger” does not run on data, it runs on knowledge.”
…making “Roger” truly dynamic and effective in facilitating behavior change that is up to the second current in real time.
Always engaging and active and capable of promoting and monitoring incremental changes.. (you know, nudges) The site goes on to say “Roger is usable by all enrollees- regardless of age, gender, education, or cultural background, and reports their progress however you want the data sliced or diced.  (so happy it doesn’t discriminate.. maybe it has to do with it’s knowledge). Here’s the diagram from the website showing how it works:
Roger Diagram
What’s the icing on top of the cake?  Guess who’s on the board of directors for wonderful new friend “Roger”?
 
Maurice Strong
 
Oh, and by the way.. not that this necessarily means anything, the company is located in the same building as The National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD.
 
“Roger That ?”,… over and out, good buddy.
 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MAURICE STRONG, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING:
 
My epiphany- it all boils down to this!
 
Maurice Strong Database Vol 1
 
Maurice Strong Database Vol 2
 
Maurice Strong and Agenda 21

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My Epiphany – It all boils down to this!

Posted on October 20, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As I assembled the Maurice Strong Database, all of a sudden I understood.

I am not a researcher, I am not a journalist, I have a full time job away from here. I am just a citizen, like you. None the less, I think I have it figured out.

Everything that is wrong with this country –  all of it boils down to the United Nations and Agenda 21 but more importantly, it boils down to one man – Maurice Strong.

Media Complicit and Lacking in Duty

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/hab2.html

*Traditional beliefs simply don’t fit the UN vision for 21st Century communities. To find more universal values,The UN Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)  met June 3-14, 1996 in Istanbul. Leaders convened a day-long “Dialogue” on the meaning of Solidarity at the elegant Ciragan Palace in Istanbul. The official list of 21 panel members included former Jerusalem mayor Teddy Kollek, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Jr, and Maurice Strong who led the 1992 UN conference on environment.

“I have gathered leaders with tremendous wisdom and prestige,” began Habitat Secretary-General Wally N’Dow. “They are bringing the spiritual dimension-the only ingredient that can bind societies together.” He had chosen an American moderator who would add credibility to the discussion: Robert MacNeil (of MacNeil-Lehrer), “one of the spiritual lights of the media industry today.”

This hand-picked “interfaith group” left little doubt that solidarity meant a universal shift to the new globalist-New Age paradigm (or world-view). “Change your whole way of thinking, because the new order of the spirit is confronting and challenging you,” said Millard Fuller, President of Habitat for Humanity.

“Citizenship for the next century is learning to live together,” said Federico Mayor, Director General of UNESCO. “The 21st Century city will be a city of social solidarity…. We have to redefine the words… [and write a new] social contract.”

“We should stop bemoaning the growth of cities,” added Dr. Ismail Serageldin, Vice President of The World Bank. “It’s going to happen and it’s a good thing, because cities are the vectors of social change and transformation. Let’s just make sure that social change and transformation are going in the right direction.” Later he added, “The media must act as part of the education process that counters individualism.”

Race to Global Governance and Loss of US Sovereignty

“[The Earth Summit will play an important role in] reforming and strengthening the United Nations as the centerpiece of the emerging system of democratic global governance.”
-Maurice Strong quoted in the September 1, 1997 edition of National Review magazine.

*In an essay by Strong entitled Stockholm to Rio: A Journey Down a Generation, he says:

“Strengthening the role the United Nations can play…will require serious examination of the need to extend into the international arena the rule of law and the principle of taxation to finance agreed actions which provide the basis for governance at the national level. But this will not come about easily. Resistance to such changes is deeply entrenched. They will come about not through the embrace of full blown world government, but as a careful and pragmatic response to compelling imperatives and the inadequacies of alternatives.”

 ”The concept of national sovereignty has been an immutable, indeed sacred, principle of international relations. It is a principle which will yield only slowly and reluctantly to the new imperatives of global environmental cooperation. What is needed is recognition of the reality that in so many fields, and this is particularly true of environmental issues, it is simply not feasible for sovereignty to be exercised unilaterally by individual nation-states, however powerful. The global community must be assured of environmental security.”

*Please take the time to read this snip from an old RMN article:

*…placing Strong in charge of U.N. reform could pose a significant threat to the American way of life as Strong has used his position to centralize power in the U.N. at the expense of national sovereignty.

*Journalist Elaine Dewar interviewed Strong and wrote about him in her book Cloak of Green. She writes, “He could raise his own money from whomever he liked, appoint anyone he wanted, control the agenda.” Also:

“He told me he had more unfettered power than a cabinet minister in Ottawa. He was right: He didn’t have to run for re-election, yet he could profoundly affect lives.”

That “unfettered power” led to his role in creating the Kyoto Protocol.

*In 1990, Maurice Strong gave an interview to WEST magazine, where he described how he envisioned the Earth being saved:

“Each year the World Economic Forum convenes in Davos, Switzerland. Hundreds of CEO’s, prime ministers, finance ministers, and leading academics gather each February to attend meetings and set the economic agendas for the year ahead.

“What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? And if the world is to survive, those rich countries would have to sign an agreement reducing their impact on the environment? Will they do it? Will the rich countries agree to reduce their impact on the environment? Will they agree to save the earth?

“The group’s conclusions is ‘no.’ The rich countries won’t do it. They won’t change. So, in order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?”

Two years after making that statement, Strong laid the foundation, and helped in the creation of the Kyoto Protocol.

The socialist agenda

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

*This global contract binds all nations and spreading regions to the the collective vision of “sustainable development.” They must commit to pursue the three E’s of “sustainability”: Environment, Economy and Equity referring to the UN blueprint for environmental regulations, economic regulations, and social equity.   Agenda 21, the UN blueprint for global transformation, sounds good to many well meaning people. Drafted for the purpose of creating “sustainable societies”, it has been welcomed by nations around the world. Political, cultural, and media leaders have embraced its alluring visions of social justice and a healthy planet. They hide the lies behind its doomsday scenarios and fraudulent science. Relatively few consider the contrary facts and colossal costs.   After all, what could be wrong with preserving resources for the next generation? Why not limit consumption and reduce energy use? Why not abolish poverty and establish a global welfare system to train parents, monitor intolerance, and meet all our needs? Why not save the planet by trading cars for bikes, an open market for “self-sustaining communities,” and single dwellings for dense “human settlements” (located on transit lines) where everyone would dialogue, share common ground, and be equal?   The answer is simple. Marxist economics has never worked. Socialism produces poverty, not prosperity. Collectivism creates oppression, not freedom. Trusting environmental “scientists” who depend on government funding and must produce politically useful “information” will lead to economic and social disaster.   Even so, local and national leaders around the world are following the UN blueprint for global management and “sustainable communities,” and President Clinton is leading the way. A letter I received from The President’s Council on Sustainable Development states that –   “In April 1997, President Clinton asked the council to advise him on: next steps in building a new environmental management system for the 21st century… and policies that foster U.S. leadership on sustainable development internationally. The council was also charged to ensure that social equity issues are fully integrated…” (Emphasis added)   Many of our representatives are backing his plan. In a 1997 letter congratulating the Local Agenda 21 Advisory Board in Santa Cruz for completing their Action Plan, Congressman Sam Farr wrote,   “The Local Agenda 21 Action Plan not only has local significance, it also will have regional and national impacts. As you know, the President’s Council on Sustainable Development is beginning Phase III of its work with an emphasis on sustainable communities.” (emphasis added)   This agenda may already be driving your community ís “development”, so be alert to the clues. Notice buzzwords such as “visioning,” “partners,” and “stakeholders.” Know how to resist the consensus process. Ask questions, but don’t always trust the answers.

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11779069&Itemid=347

*China is a special place for Strong, a self-declared, life-long socialist. It is the burial place of a woman said to be one of his relatives, the famous pro-communist American journalist Anna Louise Strong, a vociferous supporter of Lenin and Stalin until the mid-‘30s, and a strong booster of Mao Zedong’s China. Maurice Strong’s presence in Beijing, however, raises awkward questions: For one thing, China, while one of the world’s biggest producers of industrial pollution, has been profiting from the trading of carbon emissions credits – thanks to heavily politicized U.N.-backed environmental deals engineered by Strong in the 1990s.

Strong has refused to answer questions from FOX News about the nature of his business in China, though he has been linked in press reports to planned attempts to market Chinese-made automobiles in North America, and a spokesman for the U.S.-based firm that had invited him to speak in San Francisco, Cleantech Venture Network, says he has recently been “instrumental” in helping them set up a joint venture in Beijing. Strong’s assistant in Beijing did confirm by e-mail that he has an office in a Chinese government-hosted diplomatic compound, thanks to “many continuing relationships arising from his career including 40 years of active relationships in China.”

And from China, Strong has to this day maintained a network of personal and official connections within the U.N. system that he has long used to spin his own vast web of non-governmental organizations, business associates and ties to global glitterati. Within that web, Strong has developed a distinctive pattern over the years of helping to set up taxpayer-funded public bureaucracies, both outside and within the U.N., which he then taps for funding and contacts when he moves on to other projects.

*Crisis as opportunity from UN-DESA Policy Brief #17 Reaching A Climate Deal in Copenhagen

The current financial crisis provides an opportunity to make a fundamental change in the patterns of international cooperation, investment and production. New sustainable development trajectories are to be sought, based on low-carbon, clean technologies, with a large component of renewable energy sources. In fact, there are important synergies to be expected from integrating climate and energy related investments into strategies addressing the economic downturn, for example the employment gains of shifting towards renewable energy. A ‘shared vision’ based on the essential premise of the UNFCCC convention—common but diff erentiated responsibilities and capabilities will be the basis of any new international agreement agreed in Copenhagen. Negotiating parties must ensure that this shared vision show a clearand strong commitment to the overall objective of sustainable development and catch-up growth in developing countries. It should also include equity considerations such as poverty reduction and convergence in terms of income distribution and emissions per capita.

The rise of unions / acorn type organizations

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/hab2.html

*The US Network for Habitat II (led by Strong) is one of a myriad of national and international UN organizations committed to carry out the UN plan in local communities. “The Network is a forum for making sure people are heard,” explained one of its leaders. “Its role is to tie together the messages from all six UN conferences into practical action.”

“Partnerships will be increasingly important,” he continued. “People in faith communities can help us. We use the African proverb: “‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ …Collaboration links…government, the private sector, and the civil sector.”

Do you see the resemblance to the “People’s Government” that characterized the local “soviets” in the former USSR? Lenin knew he couldn’t win through representative democracy, so he organized local assemblies called Soviets. Linked through a national federation of Soviets, each local Soviet was ruled by the uneducated proletariat, the “raw material to be molded by an audacious leader” skilled in the use of propaganda. Private merchants, landlords, and priests were excluded from leadership. The chosen elites were supervised and disciplined by rulers at a higher level. Few dared complain. As Andrei Vishinsky wrote in The Law of the Soviet State, “There can be no place for freedom of speech, press, and so on for the foes of socialism.”

The UN plan matches US plans. The UN agenda fits well into the policy-making framework already being established in US communities. Three official plans for transforming cities show how UN tactics for change works hand-in-globe with US strategies.

In 1995, school districts from coast to coast were asked to use Education Secretary Riley’s Community Action Toolkit to change public opinion and win support for Goals 2000. In 1996, two similar plans for local transformation were introduced:

  • The Local Agenda 21 Planning Guide, the Habitat II action plan based on Agenda 21, the environmental program negotiated at the 1992 UN World Conference on Environment and Development.
  • Sustainable America: A New Consensus, a report by The President’s Council for Sustainable Development.

The striking similarity between the three plans suggest an alarming cooperation between the UN and US authors. All three share the following buzzwords or concepts: partnerships, consensus, lifelong learning, baselines or benchmarks, monitoring, assessment, data gathering, systemic change, system thinking, social development, etc. All stress the need to measure, assess, and monitor progress.

All are designed to bypass traditional government and govern people through a form of “citizens” or “grassroots participation” which the Encyclopedia Britannica refers to as “totalitarian democracy” and Communist leaders have called “People’s Government.” In the US, this system is already bypassing both state and national representative governments. As in Lenin’s Soviets, neither UN forums nor the US community meetings on education will acknowledge dissenting voices. Resisters are silenced by trained facilitators who only record voices that echo the “right” ideology.

 Health care “reform” agenda

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jul/03070703.html

Touted as one of the most well connected men on the planet, Strong has used his extensive web of high level international connections to advance the demise of national sovereignty, democracy and traditional religion and other elements he believes are causing an over-populous and environmentally-irresponsible humanity to endanger the planet.

Ed note: Cutting medicare to seniors is another way to introduce population control. As well, the UN strongly believes in womens reproductive rights and has mandated funding for birth control methods, including abortion. This covenant in Agenda 21 and other UN programs to control population is the driving force in the “reform” now being proposed – this is why it really is not about reforming health care, but rather instituting population control in a way most Americans would be oblivious to

Cap and trade

*Strong in an interview at WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM – WASHINGTON, D.C. on APRIL 4, 2001 was asked about biodiversity and smart growth helping with energy issues: Absolutely and also paradox, we are going to see higher energy prices, and higher energy prices will provide a very strong incentive for people to use energy more efficiently [JV: like giving a dog a bone]. Not that one should advocate high prices, but high prices are not all bad, they will permit people, and even [encourage] people to use energy more efficiently.

http://www.openmarket.org/2007/07/27/maurice-strong/

*Why am I not surprised to see his name involved with cap-and-trade? Let’s see, he was involved in Oil for Food, and cash funneled via U.N. agencies to North Korea, and under Kofi Annan received a million dollar check bankrolled by Saddam Hussein’s U.N.-sanctioned regime that was delivered by Tongsun Park—Maurice Strong embodies all that is sinister and shady.

Today he is involved in the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the only firm in the U.S. that trades carbon credits, no doubt because he cares about the environment.

Out of control governement spending and economic justice

http://www.maximsnews.com/news20091013mauricestronginterview10910130801.htm

*Maurice Strong: The unsustainable nature of our current economic system was dramatically revealed by both the climate change and the economic crises. They are inextricably linked on a systemic, integrated basis and cannot be managed as separate and competing issues. 

The climate change challenge requires us to make changes in the fundamental nature and functioning of our economic system and resist the temptation merely to patch up the existing system to enable to continue, however, temporally, on the pathway that led to its crisis. 

Only through fundamental change can we transcend these crises and rebuild the economic and social foundations of our civilization to ensure its survival and sustainability….

*…according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency, [ratifying Kyoto] could cost the economy $400 billion per year, raise electric utility rates by 86 per cent, hike the cost of heating oil by 76 per cent, and impose a permanent “Kyoto gasoline tax” of 66 cents per gallon. In total, each U.S. household would have to spend an extra $1,740 per year on energy. WEFA, an economic information and consulting firm, reports that 2.4 million jobs would be lost and manufacturing wages cut by 2.1 per cent.

* “This group of world leaders forms a secret society to bring about an economic collapse,” continued Strong, warming to his fantasy. “It’s February. They’re all at Davos. These aren’t terrorists.   “They’re world leaders. They have positioned themselves in the world’s commodities and stock markets. They’ve engineered, using their access to stock markets and computers and gold supplies, a panic. Then, they prevent the world’s stock markets from closing. They jam the gears. They hire mercenaries who hold the leaders at Davos as hostage. The markets can’t close…”   Strong catches himself. “I probably shouldn’t be saying things like this.”

* Strong, the executive coordinator of the reform effort at the UN and senior advisor to the President of the World Bank, has one goal: to shape a peaceful and equitable future for all humankind….

His book – Where On Earth Are We Going – was published in 2002.

(Amazon.com listing: http://www.amazon.com/Where-Earth-Are-We-Going/dp/158799092X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256005038&sr=1-1 )

Unemployment rates

Frankly, we may get to the point where the only way of saving the world will be for industrial civilization to collapse.” -Maurice Strong quoted in the September 1, 1997 edition of National Review magazine.

Loss of the “American Lifestyle”

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

According to financial experts, the world, as we know it will change dramatically by the year 2012.  People, who provided for their families only three years ago, will be desperately searching for food. The story of the economic meltdown of 2008 begins and ends with the United Nations and its carefully managed One World Order. Behind the curtain of this dark chapter in human misery are ogres Maurice Strong and George Soros.

 It is both power lust and an all-consuming hatred of the United States of America that elevated this deadly duo to ogre status. Fortunately for all of those searching for answers, much of their plan for the world, post November 4, 2008 is already mapped out in writing.  Leading economic experts and Strong agree that in 2012 people will be going hungry.

Strong has worked diligently and effectively to bring his ideas to fruition, He is now in a position to implement them.” (Henry Lamb, The Rise of Global Governance, available at soverignty.net).  “His speeches and writings provide a clear picture of what to expect.  In 1991, Strong wrote the introduction to a book published by the Trilateral Commission, called Beyond Interdependence: The Meshing of the World’s Economy and the Earth’s Ecology, by Jim MacNeil. (David Rockefeller wrote the foreword).  Strong said this:

“This interlocking…is the new reality of the century, with profound implications for the shape of our institutions of governance, national and international.  By the year 2012, these changes must be fully integrated into our economic and political life.”

These chilling words are in line with ones he used for the opening session of the Rio Conference (Earth Summit II) in 1992, that industrialized countries have:

“Developed and benefited from the unsustainable patterns of production and consumption which have produced our present dilemma.  It is clear that current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class—involving high meat intake, consumption of large amounts of frozen and convenience foods, use of fossil fuels, appliances, home and work-place air-conditioning, and suburban housing—are not sustainable.  A shift is necessary toward lifestyles less geared to environmentally damaging consumption patterns.”

The only change that has happened since 1992 is that Strong and Soros now have their Agent of Change coming to the White House.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi/noframes/read/112258

*Strong also directs the U.N.’s Business Council on Sustainable Development. Under his leadership, the council tries to affect peoples’ lives through U.N. policies that attempt to reduce the availability of meat products; limit the use of home and workplace air conditioners; discourage private ownership of motor vehicles; encroach on private property rights; and work to reduce the number of single family homes.

 The grab for control of our waterways

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?t=214115

The California man made drought,which affects the American food supply, was caused by the federal government enforcing the Endangered Species Act, which has a rich history of robbing landowners of their rights. A closer look is warranted at the parties involved.

The lead Plaintiff in the water cut off is the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a false environmental agency, with an $ 87 million dollar budget, funded by the Ford Foundation, which is infamous for their affiliation with eugenics during WWII. The NRDC is operating against freedom and toward control of the masses as evidenced by their website; the legislative bills that visitors are encouraged to support include the Clean Water Restoration Act, which could federalize all water and the Law of Sea Treaty which would hand over unprecedented power to the United Nations on American marine waterways. Further, the NRDC works with the UN World Bank, which is notorious for water privatization . ( Maurice Strong- Senior Advisor to the United Nations and World Bank)  The NRDC is a proud member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

The IUCN was created by the UN (Sir Julian Huxley of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, to provide a more scientific base), advises the UN and develops treaties. The IUCN is active in identifying endangered species and one of their members include the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the agency that has the power to list endangered species. The IUCN frequently collaborates with the UN World Bank.

Laurance Rockefeller is named on the Board of Trustees of the NRDC. His family and the tax exempt Rockefeller Foundation have created and financed countless UN agencies and programs. The Rockefeller Foundation has gifted grants to the UN Population Council, which has its roots in eugenics, the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations) and the UN World Bank. Read the transcript from Senator Norm Dodds’ interview with G. Edward Griffin for more information on the traitorous Rockefeller and Ford Foundations (http://www.realityzone.com/hiddenagenda2.html).

The Robert Redford Building houses the NRDC office in Los Angeles, and he is on the NRDC Board of Trustees. Robert Redford incessantly promotes man made global warming (which is based on corrupt science from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Control), as well as Sustainable Development which, through the UN Global Biodiversity Assessment report, advocates erasing humans from 50% of the landscape and massive depopulation. Further, he is on the Global Council on Awakening Arts and Entertainment, which is closely related to the Club of Budapest, a branch of the Club of Rome, an organization famous for writing that they would use pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages and famine to unite them, and then named humanity as the enemy.

 Ed Note- See also UN Law of the Seas https://soldierforliberty.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/news-for-07162009-pocket-full-of-czars-treaties-grassroots-for-hire-other-clusterucks/  and Senate Bill 787 http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s787/show

 Indoctrination of our children

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

…“Education programs to teach the “global ethic” have been underway by UNESCO and by UNEP for more than twenty years.” (Page 90, The Rise of Global Governance). “That the U.S. government, through its representatives to the various U.N. agencies, has not already crushed this global governance agenda is s testament to the effectiveness of the U.N.’s education program.”

 http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

Remember, political activists, like self-proclaimed education “change agents”, have put expediency above integrity. As North Carolina school superintendent Jim Causby said at a 1994 international model school conference, “We have actually been given a course in how not to tell the truth. You’ve had that course in public relations where you learn to put the best spin on things.”

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28719

*“Agenda 21″ is now the earth’s new gospel. I believe that in the future it just may replace “The Communist Manifesto.” Ever read it? Your children are being taught it in their elementary schools through college. Furthermore, there are high school environmental clubs that are being taught to protest.

http://www.ukapologetics.net/08/christianhawk27.htm

*From Associated Press on February 1st, 2008 comes this report:

“PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Global warming issues took over lecture halls in colleges across the country (the United States) Thursday, with more than 1,500 universities participating in what was billed as the nation’s largest-ever “teach-in.”

Organizers said the goal of the event, dubbed “Focus the Nation,” was to move past preaching to the green choir, to reach a captive audience of students in many fields who might not otherwise tune in to climate change issues.

Faculty members from a wide spectrum of disciplines — from chemistry to costume design — agreed to incorporate climate change issues into their lectures on Thursday. Community colleges and some high schools also took part.

“It’s about infusing sustainability into the curriculum of higher education, so students can graduate prepared to deal with the world they have been handed,” said Lindsey Clark, 23, who organized events at the University of Utah.

 Funding of the IMF and World Bank

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

..  “A new Economic Security Council (ESC) would replace the existing Economic and Social Council.  The new ESC would consist of no more than 23 members who would have responsibility for all international financial and development activities.  The IMF, the World Bank, and the WTO—virtually all finance and development activities—would be under the authority of this body.  There would be no veto power by any nation. (Italics CFP’s).  Nor would there be permanent member status for any nation.” 

 *Michelle Malkin  •  May 13, 2009 

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/

I love how this works: Barack Obama pledged $100 billion in foreign aid to help bail out the ailing International Monetary Fund in April. Only after he announced it did he go to Congress and make his case for the money. And yesterday, Obama water-carriers on the Hill cooked up a fuzzy math scheme to make it all work. Voila! $108 billion  

 Government take over of General Motors

 http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/02/05/maurice-strong-let-china-buy-detroit.aspx#

 Encourage China to invest in the Big Three, to ensure their survival through the use of Chinese components

By Maurice F. Strong 

It is surely clear that the bailout of the U.S. automobile industry will not resolve its fundamental problems. But it could provide the time for a new approach that accords with the realities of the industry and can contribute to a resolution of its problems.

While I would not pretend to be an expert on the automobile industry, the close association I have had with it and my concern with its impacts on the environment — particularly the risks of climate change — have convinced me that radical changes are needed in the design and the use of automobiles. The need is particularly urgent in making the transition from fossil fuels to more environmentally benign alternatives and to develop new people-friendly approaches to transportation.

It would be unrealistic to expect that this can be done by denying ownership to people in China, India and other developing countries. The automobile industry is experiencing a growth that can be slowed down and rationalized but cannot be stopped. A prime example: The need to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions from autos is urgent and immediate. It cannot be achieved without giving high priority to the development of alternatives to oil and gas as their fuel, and to improved judgment and greater care in vehicle utilization. To be sure, some promising technologies and approaches are being developed, but thus far none are being developed on a scale that can be expected to meet this need in sufficient time.

The current crisis in the industry makes it possible to break new ground in resolving this fundamental dilemma in ways that would have been seen as unrealistic before the crisis. The Chinese have always regarded crises as creating opportunities. Now China could play a major role in helping to rescue the U.S. automobile industry while contributing to resolving the economic and environmental issues confronting the industry worldwide.

China’s domestic industry has been developing rapidly. Chinese companies are already moving into international markets and are inevitably targeting the U.S. market. While they have yet to meet the rigorous quality standards required, it is only a matter of time before they achieve this. In the meantime, the Chinese have provided U.S. and other foreign companies with some of their most profitable markets. And companies of both countries confront the challenge of leading the transition to the post fossil-fuels era.

All of this, I contend, provides a unique opportunity for a new era of co-operation between the Chinese and the North American auto industries in which others, like India, could also participate.

The main elements of such an agreement would be:

1.  Encourage and facilitate China to make major investments in General Motors, Ford and Chrysler that would enable them to reconstruct and revitalize their companies on a basis that would ensure their survival and competitiveness, including the use of Chinese components. This would be done through investment by, or joint ventures with, leading Chinese companies.

2.  The U.S. and Canadian markets would be opened on a selective basis to Chinese automobiles, which would be marketed through the General Motors, Ford and Chrysler dealer networks, restoring the viability and profitability of dealerships afflicted by the industry crisis.

3.  The U.S. companies would have their established positions in the China market secured. They would obtain the right to expand their production and distribution in that market in co-operation with their Chinese partners.

4. The United States, Canada and China would agree to undertake and support a co-operative program of technological development in which their main companies would lead. These developments would be designed to produce a new generation of environmentally benign, people-friendly automobiles with particular focus on the development of alternatives to fossil fuels as well as alternative approaches to personal transportation

There is no question that the negotiation of such an agreement, involving the governments of the countries as well as their industry leaders, would be difficult and complex. But the massive economic and environmental benefits that would accrue to them, and indeed to the entire world, provide a powerful incentive to undertake it. The new administration in the United States and the demonstrated capacity of the Chinese government to manage the processes of fundamental change make this challenging opportunity unique.

The attempt to diminish religion

http://www.conspiracyarchive.com/NewAge/Earth_Charter_Ark.htm

*Maurice Strong hinted at the overtly pagan agenda proposed for a future Earth Charter, when in his opening address to the Rio Conference delegates he said, “It is the responsibility of each human being today to choose between the force of darkness and the force of light.” [note: Alice Bailey, and Blavatsky before her, used these terms often. Their writings state that the ‘force of darkness’ are those who adhere to the ‘out-dated’ Judeo-Christian faith; those who continue along their ‘separative’ paths of the one true God. The ‘force of light’ (Lucifer), in their view, is the inclusive new age doctrine of a pagan pantheistic New World Religion. In the New Age of Aquarius there will be no room for the ‘force of darkness’ and ‘separativeness’.] “We must therefore transform our attitudes and adopt a renewed respect for the SUPERIOR LAWS OF DIVINE NATURE,” Strong finished with unanimous applause from the crowd.

http://www.crossroad.to/text/articles/la21_198.html

*The GBA concluded on page 763 that “the root causes of the loss of biodiversity are embedded in the way societies use resources.” The main culprit? Judeo-Christian values. Chapter 12.2.3 states that-   “This world view is characteristic of large scale societies, heavily dependent on resources brought from considerable distances. It is a world view that is characterized by the denial of sacred attributes in nature, a characteristic that became firmly established about 2000 years ago with the Judeo-Christian-Islamic religious traditions.  

 

“Eastern cultures with religious traditions such as Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism did not depart as drastically from the perspective of humans as members of a community of beings including other living and non-living elements.”

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/archive.cgi/noframes/read/112258

*Strong is also involved in the U.N. Education Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Through his work in UNESCO, Strong promotes Gaia, the Earth God(dess), among the world’s youth. Strong is also the director of The Temple of Understanding in New York. He uses The Temple to encourage Americans concerned about the environment to replace Christianity with the worship of “mother earth.”

http://www.lifesitenews.com/ldn/2003/jul/03070703.html

*Touted as one of the most well connected men on the planet, Strong has used his extensive web of high level international connections to advance the demise of national sovereignty, democracy and traditional religion and other elements he believes are causing an over-populous and environmentally-irresponsible humanity to endanger the planet.

For years, conservative intellectuals have derided those who voiced concerns about Strong’s Earth Charter and his plans for the demise of Christianity. However, earlier this year the Vatican warned against the “global ethics” which are the origin and core of the Earth Charter. In an article published in L’Osservatore Romano on February 11, Archbishop Javier Lozano Barragán, president of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers warned that the aim of the program was to supplant Christian values with a “global ethic.”

The Archbishop called the ‘global ethic’ movement an eco-religion which holds “sustainable development” as the highest good. He said it manifests itself “as a new spirituality that supplants all religions, because the latter have been unable to preserve the ecosystem.” In a word, this is “a new secular religion, a religion without God, or if you prefer, a new God that is the earth itself with the name GAIA,” he said. “The different religions existing in the world have been unable to generate this global ethic; therefore, they must be replaced by a new spirituality, which has as its end global well-being, within sustainable development,” explained Archbishop Barragán.

“FEMA Camps”??? Threats to Freedom of Speech?

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/6485

But in Maurice Strong’s New World, NGOs will flag the new order about truth tellers: “The Commission (on Global Governance) believes that the U.N. should protect the “security of the people” inside the borders of sovereign nations, with or without the invitation of the national government.  It proposes the expansion of an NGO “early warning” network to function through the Petitions Council to alert the U.N. to possible action.” (Italics CFP’s).

And Corruption is not lost on Maurice Strong either:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=28719

*At a World Bank Conference on sustainable development several years ago, when economist Joseph Stiglitz presented this concept, I asked him if he was basically “bringing a new company public or a stock to market” in creating this permit-trading system. He answered, “Yes,” and with a very large grin said, “And we will do very well!” Within the last year, a carbon-trading market was established in Chicago.

Interestingly enough, Maurice Strong is one of its directors. Furthermore, it has been suggested that if the price of energy went up, it would encourage people to change to more efficient technologies, thus reducing carbon in the air. Can you imagine the profit insiders and interested parties would make on another oil embargo, let alone the money they will make bartering the carbon trading permits?

http://www.defenddemocracy.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11779069&Itemid=347

*Along the way, Strong has also been caught up in a series of U.N. scandals and conflicts of interest. These extend from the notorious Oil-for-Food program to the latest furor over cash funneled via U.N. agencies to the rogue regime of North Korea, which involves, among other things, Strong’s creative use of a little-known, U.N.-chartered educational institution called the University for Peace. Above all, the tale of Maurice Strong illustrates the way in which the U.N., with its bureaucratic culture of secrecy, its diplomatic immunities, and its global reach, lends itself to manipulation by a small circle of those who best know its back corridors. …

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/3618

*Instead of helping poor countries and poor people the machinations of Strong, Gore and the IPCC are reaping the rewards of their activities while the people pay the price. The people are paying in other ways as governments use IPCC reports to justify carbon taxes and other restrictive, punitive and expensive regulations. A huge industry has erupted as the UK newspaper the Telegraph reported.  “Investing in climate change is proving to be profitable for governments, corporations, and investors from many sectors. Governments recent subsidies towards energy-efficient programs is bringing in newfound wealth for investors. In addition, the rising price of oil have been influential in pushing investments towards alternative energy sources. CEO’s are taking charge in ways that were unforeseen.” So, the very people and industries the environmentalists and socialists despise are doing what they do best – make money.

 

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Literal Translation – What Reich Really Said

Posted on October 15, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , |

Remember during the campaign when Joe Biden said it was patriotic to pay your taxes? Well, apparently they want more than money now, they want your life. I showed you a video a few days ago from Council for Foreign Relations member , former Secretary of Labor under Clinton, and advisor to Barack Obama Robert Reich in which he said about government run health care, “If your very old we’re not gonna give you all that technology.. we’re gonna let you die.” Here’s the video again, if you have not seen it yet:

 
 
This is very disturbing. Allow me to translate, if you will:
 
Like a carrot on a stick, when you were young enough to still be gullible, we lured you on with the promise of The Great Society. As a reward for your good citizenship, you were promised social security, Medicare and the ability to save for retirement – tax free. That plan worked pretty good for us. You, well, not so much.  Now that we’re in the last phase of sucking your 401k accounts dry and successfully taken the equity you had in your homes, we’ve come up with the final nail in your coffin. This health care thing sounds great, huh? Thing is, we couldn’t possibly afford to pay for everyone’s medical needs. We’ve taken great care to indoctrinate your children into thinking “doing the right thing” means giving to their government and being a good “world citizen”. We’ve told them what they need to know, so there’s no need for them to ask many questions. Family and church, well, they don’t really have time for that. With those big student loans to pay off, they’re going to have to work long hours to make ends meet. That’s good, they’ll be used to working hard and having nothing to show for it. You baby boomers though, well, that’s an issue. You still think the government works for you. Some of you still believe all that crap about the founding fathers, the constitution, freedom of speech, and actual science – you know, like weather has always been cyclical and we have plenty of “energy resources” here at home. Well, there’s just no place for that in American now. Once this health care “reform” passes, it’ll be pretty much in the bag. Biden almost gave it away, as usual. See, once you retire, well, you’re really of no use to us. You can no longer do your “patriotic duty”. Instead you’ll be leaching off us and giving us nothing in return. So, of course we’re going to limit your medical care. That will in turn limit what we pay out in social security, too. It’s a win / win… and really, why would we spend our money on you? You still believe in traditional values, like clinging to your guns and your bible. Once you have free time, you become a danger to us. You start paying attention to everything we say, reading legislation we are attempting to pass, bothering your Representatives and Senators with those constant nasty phone calls.. and those tea parties, give me a break! Your children and grandchildren now clearly understand how selfish it is of you to expect them to pay more in taxes to keep you alive. They’ll have all they can do just to feed their families when we’re done. So see, we’ve got it all figured out. To fight us now is useless. We’ve worked long and hard for decades on this. Sit down, shut up, cash your $250 check, and take it like a good “world citizen”.
 
 
 
 
 
And on the subject of indoctrination, Michelle Obama had a post yesterday in US News and World Report:

..My girls are now making new friends, tackling challenging new subjects, and moving closer to becoming the strong, confident women I know they can be. But when I see them come home, bursting with excitement about something they have learned or someone they have met, I can’t help but think that some of the most influential people in my daughters’ lives won’t be the ones they socialize with on the playground or read about in the pages of a book—they will be the people who stand up every day in front of their classrooms. We all remember the impact a special teacher had on us—a teacher who refused to let us fall through the cracks; who pushed us and believed in us when we doubted ourselves; who sparked in us a lifelong curiosity and passion for learning. Decades later, we remember the way they made us feel and the things they inspired us to do—how they challenged us and changed our lives. So it’s not surprising that studies show that the single most important factor affecting students’ achievement is the caliber of their teachers. And when we think about the qualities that make an outstanding teacher—boundless energy and endless patience; vision and a sense of purpose; the creativity to help us see the world in a different way; commitment to helping us discover and fulfill our potential—we realize: These are also the qualities of a great leader. Today, more than ever before, we need precisely this kind of leadership in our classrooms. As the president has frequently said, in a 21st-century global economy where jobs can be shipped to any place with an Internet connection and children here in America will be competing with children around the world for the same jobs, a good education is no longer just one road to opportunity—it is the only road. And good teachers aren’t just critical for the success of our students. They are the key to the success of our economy….

(Obama’s Socialist Economy anyway)

 
For those who haven’t heard The President asked Congress Wednesday to issue seniors a $250 check – generous, huh?
 
 
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More Shocking Videos- There’s Really Nothing Left to Say

Posted on October 12, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, General Info | Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Senate Finance Committee meets today at 10:00 AM to vote on the Baucus Health Care Bill. If you have not contacted those on the committee, or still are not sure where you stand on this, please see yesterday’s column for information and links to those voting : http://wp.me/pxG9Z-bN 
 
 
ACORN is notorious for their corruption and their disregard for our laws. SEIU is no better. Yet, listen to Obama himself addressing SEIU before the election:

 

 

And yesterday, Breitbart TV broke another video – even more shocking- showing Obama in his own words again, at another SEIU function just prior to the election:

http://www.breitbart.tv/uncovered-video-obama-leads-seiu-chant-after-vowing-to/

Thanks to Wade Rathke, we now know ACORN and SEIU are working hand in hand with our President on health care “reform”:

 

 

Now comes word from Michele Bachman the Senate only defunded ACORN for one month:

 

There is really not much else to say. They have said it all. It’s definitely not about you, not about the good of the country, and definitely not about providing health care for those who can not afford it. Rather, it’s about greed, corruption, political paybacks – courtesy of our elected officials in Washington DC. If you have yet to call to voice your opposition, what are you waiting for? If you want a country based on the principles of SEIU and ACORN, do nothing. If, on the other hand, you are as repulsed by that notion as I am, you need to STAND UP AND TELL THEM NO WAY! Today the Senate Finance Committee votes. In the next few days it will become law.
 
Notice in both the SEIU and ACORN videos here mention EFCA- Employee Free Choice Act. This is also not about free choice, but rather coercion, once again to benefit the Union and enhance their power. Just as Health Care “Reform” is about filling the union’s coffers, particularly the UAW, who is about to receive the vast auto company reserves as negotiated called the “VEBA Fund”. I have included here links to the SEIU agenda posted on their website, a link to the EFCA in both the House and Senate versions under consideration, and information on the VEBA Fund.
 
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Our Feet Are To The Fire – ACT NOW!

Posted on October 11, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote tomorrow on the Baucus Health Care “Reform” bill.
 
Senate Finance Committee members were listed in my column on Friday, along with several videos from key players and others, indicating what is actually trying to be accomplished with this and other health care bills being redrawn and considered presently in Washington. http://wp.me/pxG9Z-bA 
 
I have also discussed how each Senator and Representative currently serving in Washington has been “helped” by the health care lobby http://wp.me/pxG9Z-b8 .
 
I recently disclosed how the pending health care “reform” is actually lifted from the platform of the Socialist Party of America http://wp.me/pxG9Z-aY
 
We all gave a chuckle when in February, 2009, the Newsweek magazine headline read “We’re All Socialists Now”.  We’re not laughing anymore. Who would have thought it would have been this easy to turn our Republic into a socialist nation.
 
Word has it they are fast tracking Cap and Trade to come up as soon as Health Care passes. Then we’re done. The socialist machine will then own our schools, our industry, our healthcare, our water and energy. The socialist machine will run our lives. Once again, see the socialist platform noted in column link above.
 
In attempting to downplay the impact on health care “reform”, Sen Baucus purposely sought to have his version of the bill written to deceive taxpayers. He knew if he could write the bill in such a way to get a low impact (as if $829,000,000,000 is a low number) score, it would play better with taxpayers. The problem- it’s all lies. They know full well, if they can get this through the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday, the bill will be melded with other pending legislation more similar to HC 3200. How can a bill be scored for impact, without having the legislation in place to score it upon??? It CAN’T. They know it, but they don’t think WE know it. It’s all meaningless drivel, put out to deceive. That’s not just criminal, it goes far beyond that. It’s my opinion it borders on treason. I would like to know what Constitution they are upholding, but I am certain it’s not the Constitution of the United States of America.
 
Despite President Obama’s pledge to put legislation out on the internet for citizens to read five days ahead of any vote, he and his Democratic con-patriots (an intentional misspell) will not allow that to happen. Just like burglars, they prefer robbing us under the cover of darkness. Per a recent Rasmussen poll, 83% of American VOTERS want Obama to follow through on his pledge. You can view President Obama making the pledge here http://wp.me/pxG9Z-bA  You can also show support for the request made by Senator Blanche L. Lincoln, Senator Evan Bayh, Senator Mary L. Landrieu, Senator Joseph I. Lieberman, Senator Claire McCaskill, Senator Ben Nelson, Senator Mark L. Pryor and Senator Jim Webb discussed here http://wp.me/pxG9Z-bc to urge bills be posted online ahead of any vote on them.
 
The vote will most assuradly go along party lines (there’s a shock) – with one possible exception- Republican Senator Olympia Snowe from Maine who is reportedly leaning toward supporting the bill. Allow me to suggest if you have an issue with any of this, you make it known to her. Why stop there? You should be emailing, calling, faxing, twittering all of the members of the Senate Finance Committee Members TODAY and tomorrow. Tell them you know how much they are being paid by health care lobby, tell them you are aware they are doing this in a deceitful manner, tell them you will support their opponent in the next election, tell them what they are doing defies the oath each and everyone of them took to uphold the Constitution of the United States.  
 
There are few among us that believe health care in this country does not need reform. The problem is the bills now being pushed do NOTHING to reform health care. They reform the ecomony – from capitalist to socialist – make no mistake, they do not reform health care. They will bankrupt our country and are not designed to increase the level of health care received by the American people, despite what you have heard to the contrary.
 
Furthermore, our President has put out a call to his “grassroots” (ACORN, SEIU, etc..) to mount a massive phone rally tomorrow. You can see his plea here http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/callpartyhost 
 
I am urging you to please do your part in urging those involved to vote no Tuesday.
 
Call the Committee Offices directly at (202) 224-4515
 
The Committee does not appear to have a valid email as a whole. Here are the phone / fax numbers for the individual members : 

You can reach Committee Chair Max Baucus, sponsor of the legislation being voted on at
(202) 224-2651(Office) or (202) 224-9412 (Fax)
  
The Senators below are the the members of the committee that are said to support the legislation along with the amount of campaign contributions received from the health care lobby:
  
http://baucus.senate.gov/    $3.9 million
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Twitter information on each can be seen here http://bit.ly/hJMrZ 
 
The committee will be meeting in an open session Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 at 10:00 am
 
 

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What’s the Real Story With The Health Care Reform Bill ?

Posted on October 8, 2009. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , , , , |

Council of Foriegn Relations Member Robert Reich tells us what the President should say
 
 
 
 
A story from 08/13/2009 said…A memo obtained by the Huffington Post confirms that the White House and the pharmaceutical lobby secretly agreed to precisely the sort of wide-ranging deal that both parties have been denying over the past week. The memo, which according to a knowledgeable health care lobbyist was prepared by a person directly involved in the negotiations, lists exactly what the White House gave up, and what it got in return. 
It says the White House agreed to oppose any congressional efforts to use the government’s leverage to bargain for lower drug prices or import drugs from Canada — and also agreed not to pursue Medicare rebates or shift some drugs from Medicare Part B to Medicare Part D, which would cost Big Pharma billions in reduced reimbursements. In exchange, the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers Association (PhRMA) agreed to cut $80 billion in projected costs to taxpayers and senior citizens over ten years. Or, as the memo says: “Commitment of up to $80 billion, but not more than $80 billion.”
 
 Pharma Deal
 
 
Critics on Capitol Hill and online responded with outrage at the reports that Obama had gone behind their backs and sold the reform movement short. Furthermore, the deal seemed to be a betrayal of several promises made by then-Sen. Obama during the presidential campaign, among them that he would use the power of government to drive down the costs of drugs to Medicare and that negotiations would be conducted in the open.
 
PROMISES BROKEN? 
We recently learned that President Obama has secretly made a sweetheart deal with Billy Tauzin, the former congressman turned chief lobbyist for the pharmaceutical industry. In return for $80 billion in projected cuts — and $150 million in supportive television ads Obama has apparently sworn to protect the industry from congressional efforts to, among other things, let the government use its bargaining power to lower prescription drug costs.
 
Now flash back to April 2008, when the Obama campaign put out this ad, in which Obama held Tauzin up as an example of everything that was wrong with the game-playing in Washington.
 
The Coming Death of Private Health Insurance
 
August 5, 2009 – Stuart Browning  http://www.freemarketcure.com/ 
 
What is being sold in Washington, D.C. as “insurance reform” by Obama and the Democrats is actually a plan to strangle the insurance industry and force Americans into single-payer medicine.
If legislation is passed that looks anything like the currently proposed bills before Congress, insurance companies will be forced to take all applicants for policies that include thousands of mandated benefits possibly including things like abortion, marriage counseling or in vitro fertilization. Insurance companies will either exit the business or raise premiums and co-pays to survive. Private insurance will become increasingly expensive and unaffordable for Americans who will now be forced to buy it.
Inevitably, the government will subsidize insurance policies for millions of Americans priced out of the market. However, since no government can provide all the free health care that people want, it will be forced to begin the rationing of medicine to prevent national bankruptcy.
Some Democrats in Congress have been honest about this. Last week, Barney Frank said “I think, if we get a good public option it could lead to single-payer – and that’s the best way to reach single-payer.” 
 
 
The President is a proponent of Single Payer Healthcare plans, too
 
DON’T FOOL YOURSELF INTO THINKING THEY HAVE GIVEN UP SINGLE PAYER
 
 
 
The Real Cost of the Baucus Bill: $2 Trillion+
 
Thursday, October 8, 2009 – From the Cato Institute
  
  
Michael D Tanner:
  
 The CBO scoring makes it clear that the Baucus bill’s reduction in future budget deficits comes not from controlling government spending or reducing health care costs, but because of a rapid escalation in tax revenues. The bill imposes a 40 percent excise tax on health-insurance plans that offer benefits in excess of $8,000 for an individual plan and $21,000 for a family plan. Insurers would almost certainly pass this tax on to consumers via higher premiums. As inflation pushes insurance premiums higher in coming years, more and more middle-class families would find themselves caught up in the tax. In fact, overall, the tax increases in the bill are more than double the amount of deficit reduction. This isn’t a health care efficiency bill or a cost containment bill. It is a tax and spend bill, pure and simple.
 
Michael F Cannon:
  
 The CBO score of the Baucus bill is like a mystery novel with the last 50 pages missing. It fails to reveal both the full cost of the bill and the budget gimmicks that Mr. Baucus uses to hide that cost. The Baucus bill will not reduce the deficit, and it would ultimately cost taxpayers more than $2 trillion—just like every other bill Congress has produced so far. The biggest gimmick employed by the bill is that its individual mandate pushes more than half of the legislation’s cost off-budget, and onto businesses and individuals who will have to shoulder that burden. A real-world parallel already exists in the Massachusetts health care plan, where private-sector mandates account for 60 percent of the cost. In 1994, CBO counted those mandated private payments in the federal budget, and it helped kill the Clinton health plan. This time around, Democrats were very careful to craft their mandates so that they just barely avoided having the CBO include those payments in the federal budget. But the CBO’s decision does not change the fact that those private-sector mandates are part of the cost of this bill. The second-biggest gimmick is assuming that Congress will let the “Sustainable Growth Rate” cuts in Medicare physician payments to occur. Starting in 2003, Congress has repeatedly blocked those cuts, and there is no reason to think that Congress will behave any differently in the future. So yes, provided that the sun rises in the West, the Baucus bill would reduce the federal deficit.
 
 
REID LIKELY TO MAKE ENTIRE HEALTH BILL AMENDMENT TO UNRELATED TAX BILL 
 
10/07/2009 By Nicholas Ballasy, Video Reporter, CNS NEWS http://tinyurl.com/yk4cjf9
  
A senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) told CNSNews.com that it is “likely” that Reid will use H.R. 1586—a bill passed by the House in March to impose a 90-percent tax on bonuses paid to employees of certain bailed-out financial institutions—as a “shell” for enacting the final version of the Senate’s health care bill, which Reid is responsible for crafting.
 
  
Left claims 218 in sight for ‘robust’ public plan  from TheHill.com
  
By Mike Soraghan – 10/08/09 06:05 AM ET http://tinyurl.com/y8ph7k2
  
Liberal tells House Democrats that they have nearly enough votes to pass their preferred version of health insurance reform.
 
Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-Calif.), the leader of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, told a closed-door caucus meeting that the group’s “whip count” showed it had 208 of the 218 votes needed to pass what liberals call a “robust” public option. That version would link rates to Medicare plus 5 percent. 
 
  
 
 
Woolsey would not confirm the 208 figure in an interview, but three sources in the meeting said that is the number she cited. “I said we have the votes to pass a robust plan,” Woolsey said. “This is without leadership stepping up and saying, ‘We’re for this.’ ” Woolsey declined to provide a list of names to House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who has been tasked by leadership with keeping track of where the votes are.
Clyburn told Woolsey that his ongoing, informal tally doesn’t show the liberals’ version of the public option having that kind of support. “That’s not the vote count he has,” said Clyburn spokeswoman Kristie Greco. “We’re not there yet.”
But any momentum liberals sensed early Wednesday was dampened after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) announced its analysis of Sen. Max Baucus’s (D-Mont.) bill, noting that it would extend coverage to millions of Americans while also cutting the deficit.
Blue Dogs and other Democratic centrist are certain to note the CBO score as proof that the House bill should hew more closely to the Senate Finance Committee legislation.
Some House members, particularly centrists, questioned Woolsey’s 208 figure, noting that last Thursday the Progressive Caucus presented Pelosi with only about 150 names. Centrist Blue Dogs are infuriated by the continued push for a government-run plan they believe the Senate will never agree to. And another Progressive Caucus source said the liberals’ whip count, begun last week at the behest of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), found 176 solid “yes” votes, about 15 “leaning yes,” 30 undecided and 23 solid “no” votes.
 
AND JUST WHO ARE THOSE BLUE DOG DEMOCRATS?  – You may want to give them a call
  
  
 
This is a list of the Blue Dog Democrats, along with the contributions they have recieved from lobbyists with influence over this decision. Don’t be afraid to let them know YOU know when you call them to urge the to vote AGAINST this bill.
 
See also-
 
WHO ARE THOSE PUSHING FOR TRANSPARENCY ON THIS BILL
 
 
HOW MUCH HAVE YOUR SENATOR AND THOSE PUSHING THIS BILL RECEIVED FROM THE
HEALTH CARE LOBBY?
 

 

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What You Need To Know BEFORE They Vote

Posted on October 6, 2009. Filed under: General Info | Tags: , , , |

Sen. Thomas Carper (D.-Del.), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, told CNSNews.com that he does not “expect” to read the actual legislative language of the committee’s health care bill because it is “confusing” and that anyone who claims they are going to read it and understand it is fooling people. 

 

Senator Carper says the language is too difficult, so difficult in fact, he is not a proponent of posting the legislative version. He does think it would be fine to post the “translation” of the bill for citizens to read. He says that’s what those voting will be “reading” instead of the actual bill.

My fear is what would be “lost” in the translation??? Do these people really know what they are voting for? Do they care?

Published by Dave Levinthal 10/01/2009

Hidden ‘Bundles’ of Lobbyist Giving Show Full Court Press by Health Care Donors

 http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/10/hidden-bundles-of-lobbyist-giv.html

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A month-long collaborative investigation by the Sunlight Foundation and the Center for Responsive Politics has uncovered never-before-seen webs of campaign contributions from outside lobbyists and their clients, who are all important players in the healthcare reform, to key members of Congress.

The investigation identified outside lobbyists that donated to the same members of Congress as their clients, and strongly suggests that special interest giving is enhanced by the K Street contributors they hire.

Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee and author of the main health care reform bill now being debated in the Senate, was one of the biggest beneficiaries of this one-two punch from the lobbyists and their clients. From January 2007 through June 2009, Baucus collected contributions from 37 outside lobbyists representing PhRMA, the pharmaceutical industry’s chief trade association, and 36 lobbyists who listed drug maker Amgen Inc. as their client.

In all, 11 major health and insurance firms had their contributions to Baucus boosted through extra donations from 10 or more of their outside lobbyists. (See chart here and full list here.)

Nor was Baucus alone—other members also received contributions from the employees, their family members and political action committees of health care firms and from the outside lobbyists that represented them. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., collected lobbyist “bundles” from 14 major healthcare organizations. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., actually led the list, with 22 organizations—though much of that money was directed at his presidential campaign last year.

Other leading recipients of combined lobbyist-client giving were Republican-turned-Democrat Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, and Democratic Senators Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Mark Udall of Colorado.

PhRMA and Amgen were the organizations with the most outside lobbyists chipping in with extra contributions. Some 32 members of Congress got money from 10 or more PhRMA lobbyists over the last two-and-a-half years. Amgen’s lobbyists did the same for 24 members.

Behind them were Roche Holdings, with 16 members, Pfizer Inc. with 13, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield with 11.

There is no indication that the extra giving by lobbyists was part of a planned effort by the healthcare firms to solidify their support among key members of Congress. But whether coordinated or not, the newly-found clusters of lobbyist giving clearly illustrate the intensity of the full-court press that the industry is currently waging on Capitol Hill.

In all, 61 members of Congress—39 in the Senate, 22 in the House, 38 Democrats and 23 Republicans—got money from 10 or more outside lobbyists whose healthcare or health insurance industry clients also contributed to their campaigns.

Tracking Your Representatives’ Health Care Cash

Published by CRP on June 25, 2009 (For the most up-to-date health care charts and downloadable spreadsheets included in this blog post, check out our health care tools page.)

(The chart updated on August 14, 2009, to include 2009 second quarter campaign contributions.)

If you’re trying to understand all of the reasons why your representatives may support or oppose certain health care reform measures, we can add the money-in-politics puzzle pieces. Here’s a cool tool that brings together data from various parts of OpenSecrets.org to show how much money each current lawmaker has raised from various health-related industries and the health sector overall since 1989 (including the haul of President Obama, who tops every one of these lists). Sort by column to discover that Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), a member of the Senate Health Committee, is the top recipient of pharmaceutical cash, or that Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), has collected more money from health insurers than all other current members of Congress. Please note that this includes contributions from individuals and political action committees to both the lawmakers’ candidate committees and leadership PACs. Also, the health insurance industry numbers here are a combination of contributions from health and accident insurers, HMOs and other health services.

Senate Finance Committee

Deomocrats

MAX BAUCUS, MT

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER IV, WV

KENT CONRAD, ND

JEFF BINGAMAN, NM

JOHN F. KERRY, MA

BLANCHE L. LINCOLN, AR

RON WYDEN, OR

CHARLES E. SCHUMER, NY

DEBBIE STABENOW, MI

MARIA CANTWELL, WA

BILL NELSON, FL

ROBERT MENENDEZ, NJ

THOMAS CARPER, DE

Republicans

CHUCK GRASSLEY, IA

ORRIN G. HATCH, UT

OLYMPIA J. SNOWE, ME

JON KYL, AZ

JIM BUNNING, KY

MIKE CRAPO, ID

PAT ROBERTS, KS

JOHN ENSIGN, NV

MIKE ENZI, WY

JOHN CORNYN, TX

HOW MUCH HAS YOUR SENATOR OR REPRESENTATIVE BEEN PAID FROM THE HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY? FIND OUT HERE:

http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/06/-name-office-party-health.html

WHY IS THIS OK? IF YOU LOOK AT NEARLY ALL OF THOSE SERVING US IN WASHINGTON, YOU WILL FIND MAJOR CONTRIBUTIONS BY THOSE INDUSTRIES THEY MAKE POLICY FOR .  SHOULDN”T “REAL CHANGE” BE INSTITUTED TO STOP THIS PRACTICE?

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News for 08/12/2009-The Truth In Their Own Words

Posted on August 12, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As I listened to our President get started at his “townhall” in NH yesterday, I heard him say he hopes we can talk to each other and not over each other. Well, actually, there is no dialogue at all. It is just the government officials pretending to talk to citizens, not listening to the voices of the voters who put them there. News reports have townhall organizers giving preferential seating to ACORN and SEIU members, while the real (actual and unpaid) citizens are left locked out or put in the back in many cases. It is all a total farce. He says the disgruntled citizens are angry due to the plethora of disinformation about health care reform. Really? No. We are angry because he said he would be transparent and is not. We are angry because he said he would give us time to debate, but tries not to. We are angry because when we speak out, no one in government or media listens. We are angry because instead of listening, he calls us names and dismisses us. Hopefully, anyone who is dismissing the voices of the voters will loose their voice in the next election, or by recall, whichever comes first.

More Crap From The Administration and The Media:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090812/ap_on_re_us/us_militia_movement

You know, those seniors, they are DANGEROUS! Granny’s gone postal! Grandpa’s gone wild! Give me a break! This is getting asinine now!

Trust The Government by Newt Gingrich

http://www.humanevent…

How much is one additional year of your life worth? Or one more year of life for your father or your wife? For your child? In Great Britain, the government has settled on a number: $45,000. That’s how much a government commission with the Orwellian acronym NICE has decided British government-run health care will pay for one additional year of life for a British subject. Think it could never happen here? Then you need to pay closer attention to what Washington is planning for your health care. The British single-payer bureaucrats arrived at the price of an additional year of life in the same way they decide how much healthcare all British people will get, through a formula called “quality-adjusted life years.” That means that if you’re sick in Great Britain, government bureaucrats literally decide if your life is worth living and, if so, how much longer and at what cost. If it’s more than $45,000, you’re out of luck. In the highest levels of the Obama Administration there is a theory of how to ration health care that is troublingly reminiscent of the British system of “quality-adjusted life years.” Dr. Ezekial Emanuel is a key health care advisor to President Obama and the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. Earlier this year, Dr. Emanuel wrote an article that advocated what he called “the complete lives system” as a method for rationing health care. You can read it here. The system advocated by Dr. Emanuel would allocate healthcare based on the government’s perception of the societal worthof the patients. Accordingly, the very young and the very old would receive less care since the former have received less societal investment and the latter have less left to contribute. “The Complete Lives System” would also consider the prognosis of the individual. Quoting Dr. Emanuel: “A young person witha poor prognosis has had few life-years but lacks the potential to live a complete life. Considering prognosis forestalls the concern that disproportionately large amounts of resources will be directed to young people with poor prognosis.” When fully implemented, Dr. Emanuel’s system, in his words, “produces a priority curve on which individuals aged between roughly 15 and 40 years get the most substantial chance, whereas the youngest and oldest people get chances that are attenuated.” “Chances that are attenuated” is a nice way of saying the young and the old are considered less worthy of health care and, under this system, will get less. The point is not that a health care rationing system like the one favored by Dr. Emmanuel will be implemented in the United States tomorrow. The point is that, as in the British system, once government becomes the single payer or even the main payer of healthcare, what were once intensely personal decisions become public decisions. And as costs rise, government will look for ways to contain them. The inevitable result of this pressure to control costs will be rationing, whether it occurs during this administration or the next. At some point, the government will be forced to deny care to those who don’t meet the latest “quality-adjusted life years” cost-benefit analysis. So the decision on what treatment to pursue that once would have been made by you and your doctor is now made for you by a bureaucrat using a formula — a formula to literally determine if your life is worth saving.

SO WHY ARE WE SPEAKING OF SINGLE PAYER HEALTH PLAN WHEN THE PRESIDENT CLEARLY STATED THIS IS NOT IN THE BILL?:

Obama Says (direct quote):

“I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care program. I see no reason why the United States of America, the wealthiest country in the history of the world, spending 14 percent of its Gross National Product on health care cannot provide basic health insurance to everybody. And that’s what Jim is talking about when he says everybody in, nobody out. A single payer health care plan, a universal health care plan. And that’s what I’d like to see. But as all of you know, we may not get there immediately. Because first we have to take back the White House, we have to take back the Senate, and we have to take back the House.”

Check out these videos:

Obama Wants Single Payer (video)
http://www.youtube.co… watch this whole thread– under three minutes of ACTUAL TRUTH about the plan

Don’t Miss Barney Frank’s Own Words On Single Payer (video)
http://www.youtube.co… (just over one minute)

More Truth (video)
http://www.youtube.co… (under two minutes)

New Hampshire Townhall Discussion by Obama (One and half minutes)

http://www.youtube.co…

CHECK THE BILL OUT FOR YOURSELF – A Little Light Reading Tonight? – Here’s the Health Care Bill
http://edlabor.house…….
The more of us that read it, the more they will HAVE to read it.

I must ask these two questions: If the bill is so very good and will make so many of us happy, why then does it not take effect until AFTER the next Presidential election?

I must also ask if it’s so good, why will Senators and Congresspeople not even entertain the idea of scrapping their special health care plan and opting in?

Who’s Behind the Internet Snitch Brigade? by Michelle Malkin

http://townhall.com/c…

More on The Apollo Allianceby RBO

http://therealbaracko…

Citizens Thrown Out Of A Georia Townhall For Mentioning the Constitution by Campaign For Liberty

http://www.campaignfo…

The meeting was last night, at the Georgia 4th Congressional district in Clarkston, held by Congressman Hank Johnson (D). The facilities of the Clarkston campus of Georgia Perimeter College were used. A number of us liberty-minded folks (C4L and otherwise), and some GOP faithful showed up to ensure, at the minimum, skepticism accounted for and to see a real debate fostered over the proposed national health care legislation. As far as I know there was no “right wing” or otherwise organized effort to “swamp” the meetings. By contrast, it was obvious that organized left-wing groups turned out in force. People sporting “Teamster” colors were plentiful, as well as Obama acolytes and “single payer” health care system advocacy groups.

The original time for the meeting was 7pm. Within the day before, it was mysteriously moved up to 6:15 — perhaps to make sure that working people hit the maximum rush hour. No matter; I got there around 5:30, so I got an early-enough place in line to get into the main auditorium. It was pathetically small for the crowd lined up “around the block” to attend the meeting, so only a small portion of the crowd got in. Me and some C4Lers were among them. Others ended up in overflow rooms, having become spectators, watching the proceedings on large TVs. I first got a bad feeling about the whole event being orchestrated when police started warning people not to bring cameras in. No cameras? At a public meeting on a public facility? That’s odd. Well, they weren’t going to stop me from making a voice recording using my small sansa mp3 player.

…And perhaps the most important general comment from those queued up came from a gentleman (I cannot recall his appearance) who expressed confusion at the many bills, but asked if we could somehow have a town meeting when a single bill had been settled on, but before it had passed. Tellingly, Hank Johnson sputtered and bumbled, but finally responded that no, it was not likely we could actually debate the bill that was going to be passed. But, he said, we could certainly have a town hall meeting after the bill had passed! This drew laughs and hackles from the entire crowd. Johnson responded bizarrely by launching into diversionary criticism of the Blue Dog Democrats and Republicans, capping off with an exhortation that we “have gotta do something” (nationally, of course).
This was perhaps the most telling interaction about how the whole system works: we are to be swamped by a confusion of conflicting principles and directives and details, and end up arguing with each other about things that perhaps are in only one version of a bill or another (or none at all), which may or may not appear in a final bill. Then the bill will be passed quickly by congress, after its usual horse trading, and we’ll be unravelling the monstrosity for months if not years to come. This process belies utter contempt for the citizenry and perhaps reveals that our government has reached a stage where it simply cannot function if proposed legislation is clearly and methodically open to scrutiny.

The session was in its final few minutes when the “big confrontation” happened. While the “critics” had been booing, cheering, and heckling Johnson and others from the floor the whole time (and the whole audience was certainly guilty of applausing and cheering out of turn), it was not until C4Ler Sean Mangieri bellowed out “where in the Constitution does it authorize you to do this?” that some sort of invisible line was crossed. Johnson began responding, fumbling a bogus justification that the “general welfare clause” gives the government authority to do anything, but apparently the order had been given. The police came over and tapped me on the shoulder, apparently thinking it was me who had made the remark; to which I said “I didn’t say anything.” Various people in the audience pointed to Sean, who was sitting next to me, and he was “tapped out” by the police. However, they returned anyway and told me I had to go as well and this was my “last chance”. When I protested again that I didn’t say anything, the reply was “it doesn’t matter, they want you out.” Two other people we know were thrown out in this sweep as well, one of whom had just been “warned” not to shout any more comments, but was ejected without having said anything additional. I have the whole session up until that point recorded (audio only; 23MB mp3). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOlB5KZE644 video

UN SAYS WE HAVE FOUR MONTHS TO SAVE THE PLANET: (Another example of false urgency, especially considering the premise is false)

http://www.un.org/apps/news/infocus/sgspeeches/statments_full.asp?statID=557

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News for 08/02/2009-Nothing Is What It Seems

Posted on August 2, 2009. Filed under: Enemies of The State, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Does AARP Think It’s OK to Kill Granny? Where is the Voice of ACLU on Cars.gov?  Why is the left silent? The more time passes the more I realize NOTHING is about what it seems to be about! Government is smoke and mirrors and EVERYONE needs to pay attention! Unless of course communist America is ok with you.

Cars.gov includes disclaimer they are able to track all your internet moves, computer files forever, just for logging on. http://newsbusters.org/blogs/jeff-poor/2009/07/31/beck-exposes-cash-clunkers-language-giving-feds-authority-take-control-co “Here is Cars.gov. Let’s say you go in, if I understand this right – I go in and I say, ‘I want to turn in my clunker.’ The dealer goes to Cars.gov, and then they hit submit transaction. Here it says, ‘Privacy Act & Security Statement,’ and you’re just like, ‘Oh, it’s the Privacy Act of 1974. Whatever, I agree. Now, this is how bad this system is.” “A warning box comes up, and it says, ‘This application provides to the DoT CARS system. When logged on to the CARS system, your computer is considered a federal computer system and it is property of the United States government,'” Beck read. “‘Any and all uses of this system and all files on this system may be intercepted, monitored, recorded, copied, audited, inspected, and disclosed to authorized CARS, DoT and law enforcement personnel, as well as authorized officials of other agencies, both domestic and foreign.'” Kimberly Guilfoyle, a legal analyst for Fox News interpreted the language to mean the government has very broad authority over your computer – including the ability to seize personal and private information.

 Blair Holt

Senate Bill SB-2009 will require us to put on our 2009 1040 federal tax form all guns that you have or own. It may require fingerprints and a tax of $50 per gun. This bill was introduced on Feb.. 24. This bill will become public knowledge 30 days after it is voted into law. This is an amendment to the Internal Revenue Act of 1986. This means that the Finance Committee can pass this without the Senate voting on it at all. The full text of the proposed amendment is on the U.S. Senate homepage, http://www.senate.gov/ You can find the bill by doing a search by the bill number, SB-2009. You know who to call; I strongly suggest you do. Please tell every gun owner you know. http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-h45/text

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s brother, a physician, appointed to Obama health care job admits killing old people is the only way to cut costs! http://www.nypost.com/php/pfriendly/print.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nypost.com%2Fseven%2F07242009%2Fpostopinion%2Fopedcolumnists%2Fdeadly_doctors_180941.htm

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel. He has already been appointed to two key positions: health-policy adviser at the Office of Management and Budget and a member of Federal Council on Comparative Effectiveness Research. Emanuel bluntly admits that the cuts will not be pain-free. “Vague promises of savings from cutting waste, enhancing prevention and wellness, installing electronic medical records and improving quality are merely ‘lipstick’ cost control, more for show and public relations than for true change,” he wrote last year (Health Affairs Feb. 27, 2008). Savings, he writes, will require changing how doctors think about their patients: Doctors take the Hippocratic Oath too seriously, “as an imperative to do everything for the patient regardless of the cost or effects on others” (Journal of the American Medical Association, June 18, 2008). Yes, that’s what patients want their doctors to do. But Emanuel wants doctors to look beyond the needs of their patients and consider social justice, such as whether the money could be better spent on somebody else. Emanuel, however, believes that “communitarianism” should guide decisions on who gets care. He says medical care should be reserved for the non-disabled, not given to those “who are irreversibly prevented from being or becoming participating citizens . . . An obvious example is not guaranteeing health services to patients with dementia” (Hastings Center Report, Nov.-Dec. ’96). Translation: Don’t give much care to a grandmother with Parkinson’s or a child with cerebral palsy. He explicitly defends discrimination against older patients: “Unlike allocation by sex or race, allocation by age is not invidious discrimination; every person lives through different life stages rather than being a single age. Even if 25-year-olds receive priority over 65-year-olds, everyone who is 65 years now was previously 25 years” (Lancet, Jan. 31). The bills being rushed through Congress will be paid for largely by a $500 billion-plus cut in Medicare over 10 years. Knowing how unpopular the cuts will be, the president’s budget director, Peter Orszag, urged Congress this week to delegate its own authority over Medicare to a new, presidentially-appointed bureaucracy that wouldn’t be accountable to the public.

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News for 07/21/2009 – Does anyone in government remember the Constitution?

Posted on July 21, 2009. Filed under: General Info, Soapbox | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Quote Revisited- George Bush calls the constitution a God D****** Piece of Paper
http://www.capitolhil…
This goes far beyond Obama.. let’s remember history. In the interest of fairness and clarity, our problems did not start with Pres. Obama, nor did they start with George Bush, Bill Clinton, etc.. they started with Woodrow Wilson. As citizens do not perform their due dilligence, the problem just exacerbates. Please get involved to the best of your ability. The politicians in Washington do not value us, our views, our tax dollars, our lives, our privacy, etc…

Part Time Congressional Hair Stylist Needed
– Glenn Beck radio show
Congress is looking for a part time hair stylist accomplished in both male and female services. Pay is $9000/yr, plus 45% commission, plus parking and FEDERAL BENEFITS. – once again, your tax dollars hard at work. By, the way, Glenn says they have their own gas pumps in the congressional garage, too, FYI. Their own restaraunts, their own pension plans, their own health care.. and the list goes on and on. No wonder they are not in touch with reality. We should revoke their amenities. They make over four times the average American’s salary, NOT including benefits.

HR 1018 – Welfare for Wild Horses with $700,000,000 of Your Tax Money
http://republicans.re…
Things included in the bill – Horse census every 2 yrs, 19M in land purchases (real agenda no doubt), $5M to correct damage to land from horses, and enhanced horse birth control and contreception, Govt inspections of people’s facilities who want to adopt horses. Seven hundred million dollars. Are you kidding??? This passed in the house and now goes onto the Senate. See who voted for this at http://www.govtrack.u… and do not re-elect them!

CALL TO ACTION- Silly but useful.. from Glenn Beck
Larry Summers, Obama’s top economic advisor, sees some strong evidence that the economy is out of free fall. We apologize if the following has too much financial lingo for the average person to understand, but this is really good news. Summers says the recent decrease in Google searches for ‘economic depression’ are down to normal levels. Yes, that is correct, and Summers is a ‘top’ economic advisor. Help Larry understand the economy is not fixed — Google search ‘economic depression’ right now. (personally, I hit the Search button at least a hundred times)

Candidates Ask Lobbyists for Campaign Help from TheHill.com
http://thehill.com/le…
July 15 was the first time that candidates’ political committees had to detail to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) the lobbyists and companies registered to lobby that have been bundling for them — collecting checks for campaign donations to give to the politicians. In the new reports, several prominent congressional leaders in the House and the Senate have listed lobbyists as bundlers for them, bringing in tens of thousands of dollars from their networks for the lawmakers. Examples and details given in article linked above.

Uproar Over $2M 2lb Ham Causes Govt to Issue Press Release
http://www.usda.gov/w…
See yesterday’s newsletter for clarification, if necessary. At least they now know we are paying attention! Chalk up one for the transparency police!
STATEMENT FROM AGRICULTURAL SECRETARY: The references to “2 pound frozen ham sliced” are to the sizes of the packaging. Press reports suggesting that the Recovery Act spent $1.191 million to buy “2 pounds of ham” are wrong. In fact, the contract in question purchased 760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191 million, at a cost of approximately $1.50 per pound. In terms of the dairy purchase referenced, USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) purchased 837,936 pounds of mozzarella cheese and 4,039,200 pounds of processed cheese. The canned pork purchase was 8,424,000 pounds at a cost of $16,784,000, or approximately $1.99 per pound.

Health Care Bill Will Cover Illegal Alliens At Untold Expense To Legal Taxpaying Citizens by F.A.I.R.
http://www.fairus.org…
The draft House bill — consisting of 1,018 pages — was introduced by Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) and cosponsored by the chairmen of the three House committees of jurisdiction: Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), Chairman of the Ways & Means Committee; Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairmen of the Energy & Commerce Committee; and Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Chairman of the Education & Labor Committee. Section 202 of this bill creates a Health Insurance Exchange (exchange) and states that “all individuals are eligible to obtain coverage” through the exchange. The House Education & Labor Committee has produced a summary of the bill and explains that the exchange will allow individuals and employers to “comparison shop for coverage” and that the bill creates “new affordability credits… for people purchasing [health coverage] through the exchange.” Under Section 242, all legal aliens will qualify for the affordability credit. Subsection (d) states that the affordability credits “shall not be treated [as] a benefit provided under section 403” of the Welfare Reform Act of 1996. Under Welfare Reform, legal aliens are generally required to wait five years before becoming eligible for welfare or other taxpayer funded benefits. The House health reform bill eliminates that 5-year waiting period for legal aliens as applied to taxpayer financed health insurance subsidies, such as the affordability credit.

Congress is Taxation Without Representation by Todd Huston at Canada Free Press http://canadafreepres…
We are speeding headlong toward a time when our Congress will have become just like Mad King George’s Parliament, that body from which in 1776 the American colonists separated with the rallying cry of “no taxation without representation.” Our national government is fast becoming just as unrepresentative of the people as far off Briton was when we went to war to become the United States of America. Compared to the British Parliament that raised the ire of our forefathers so long ago, today’s Congress shows many signs of the same, oppressive, haughty, disinterested politicians that considered their national government more important than the local’s interests and needs. All is not lost, to be sure. But with the poor education we are now offering our youth, it cannot be much longer before no one has the slightest clue what it was that the founders created and just why it is special enough not to let slip through our fingers. (Ed Note: That’s why it is up to us, as parents and grandparents to TEACH our children about the Constitution, what it meant, what our responsibilities are as citizens and what our forefathers did for us.) Please see full article at link above.

** Free EBook For You..** In the spirit of education From Mises.org

The Case Against the Fed by Murray Rothbard

http://mises.org/book…

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