http://maps.assessor.lacounty.gov/mapping/viewer.asp Property Activity Report https://www.permitla.org/ipars/The_nonscript_index.cfm
More Mixed-Use Planned For Convention Center Zone DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
David Beckham in His Underwear on Hollywood, USCAdjacent Affordable Housing Preserved - CurbedWire Curbed LA
Huge Wilshire at La Brea Mixed-User to Debut in Early 2014 DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
SaMo Halting Major Projects Including Civic Auditorium Reno - Arrested Redevelopment - Curbed LA
Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. NationalReview ^ | Aug 1, 2012 | Stanley Kurtz Burn Down the Suburbs? Not exactly, but Obama is already working to get rid of them. By Stanley KurtzEditor’s Note: This article is adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, by Stanley Kurtz, from Sentinel HC. President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them. With suburban voters set to be the swing constituency of the 2012 election, the administration’s plans for this segment of the electorate deserve scrutiny. Obama is a longtime supporter of “regionalism,” the idea that the suburbs should be folded into the cities, merging schools,
United Nations Agenda 21 - Land and property grab Democrats Against UN Agenda 21 ^ | 7/31/2012 | Rosa Koire UN Agenda 21/Sustainable Development is implemented worldwide to inventory and control all land, all water, all minerals, all plants, all animals, all construction, all means of production, all information, and all human beings in the world. INVENTORY AND CONTROL Americans Want to Live in a Much More Equal Country (They Just Don't Realize It) (Barf warning) The Atlantic ^ | August 2, 2012 | Dan Arielly The inequality of wealth and income in the U.S. has become an increasingly prevalent issue in recent years. One reason for this is that the visibility of this inequality has been increasing gradually for a long time--as society has become less segregated, people can now see more clearly how much other people make and consume. Owing to urban life and the media, our proximity to one another has decreased, making the disparity all too obvious. In addition to this general trend, the financial crisis, with all of its fall out, shined a spotlight on the salaries of bankers and financial
Obama's Plan to Eliminate Suburbs
Thu Aug 02 2012 19:11:50 GMT-0700 (Pacific Daylight Time) · by Kaslin · 9 replies Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 2, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Stanley Kurtz has an article adapted from Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities. And he's very blunt about this. I have the book as a powerful, influential member of the media. My book is right over there, Spreading the Wealth. I have a copy. "President Obama is not a fan of America’s suburbs. Indeed, he intends to abolish them." Now, Kurtz believes that this is an excellent way to campaign against Obama, that you don't need to be Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative.
Obama’s Plan to Eliminate Suburbs http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/08/02/obama_s_plan_to_eliminate_suburbs
WORLD’S FIRST ‘SMART CITY’ TO BE COMPLETED BY 2015: ‘SONGDO’ THE ORWELLIAN CONTROL GRID
http://grantjkidney.com ^ | July 29, 2012 | Grant J. Kidney Grant J. Kidney — The world’s first ‘smart city’ is being built in Asia- and it promises to serve as an experiment for the high-tech tyranny that is surely to come about as a response to the collapse of this present era of human industrial civilization. Dubbed ‘Songdo’, the city will rest upon a wholly man made island in the Yellow sea and will incorporate just about every aspect of an Orwellian ‘super state’ imaginable. Millions of wireless sensors and microchips will be embedded throughout the sprawling city-scape. ‘Smart appliances’ such as refrigerators that let you know when you’re running...
Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) - Discover the Networks
Canoga Park-based Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne sold to GenCorp for $550M - LA Daily News
http://www.dailynews.com/ci_21138479/pratt-whitney-rocketdyne-sold-sacramentobased-gencorp-550 A year ago, the company filed plans for a 16 story residential, retail and office complex at the corner of Victory and Canoga in Canoga Park.
Little Tokyo's Sakura Crossing Finally Getting Mixed-Use Apartment Neighbors - DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/little_tokyos_sakura_crossing_fin ally_getting_mixeduse_apartment_neighbors_1.php Little Tokyo’s Sakura Crossing apartments opened in 2009. Now they are getting neighbors, a seven story apartment complex next door to Sakura at San Pedro and Second. The 1.74 acre property will have 240 apartments and townhouses, retail space a rooftop deck, a pool and a public garage. Rents about $2,200 per month. Two other projects will be phase 1 Ava Little Tokyo with a six story 104 apartments at Los Angeles Street and Second. Phase two will also be six stories and have 176 apartments just south of phase 1.
First Expo-Adjacent Mixed-Use Starting Work in Culver City DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/first_expoadjacent_mixeduse_starting_work_in_cu lver_city.php Legado Crossing will have 115 market rate apartments, 31,000 sq feet of groundfloor retail, and 9,500 sq foot public plaza, two levels of subterranean parking and 1 year of transit passes.
Culver City Expo Stop Getting Retail-Fest The Platform
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2011/06/culver_city_expo_stop_getting_retailfest_the_platf orm.php A shopping center with 40,000 sq ft of retail in Culver City on Washington between Exposition and Landmark
Brea council approves $100 million-plus project | project, brea, rivas - News - The Orange County Register
http://www.ocregister.com/news/project-364270-brea-rivas.html Central Park Village will be built on the 15 acre site of the old Brea Community Hospital. It will have 452 apartment units, 66,000 sq feet of commercial space, 35,000 sq feet for medical offices and a 1 acre privately managed park.
$100 Million Central Park Village Bringing Apartments and Medical Offices to Brea - Meanwhile, in the OC... - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/100_million_central_park_village_bringing_apts_ medical_to_brea.php Central Park Village will have 83 single family attached townhomes and 369 multifamily rental apartments stacked in 3-4 levels along with 1,246 parking spaces.
El Monte Transit Village Like a Lawsuit Merry-Go-Round Lawsuits - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/el_monte_transit_village_like_a_lawsuit_merrygor ound.php 60 acres, 1,850 residences, a theater and entertainment complex, a conference center, a hotel with 200 rooms, 491,000 sq feet of retail, 500,000 sq ft of office, 12 acres of parks and river improvements with the center piece being the bus depot.
Taller buildings in Hollywood Ok’d by city council – KTLA
In a 13-0 vote, the city council approved zoning for more and higher buildings around subway stations and bus stops. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says it is a visionary change that will allow Hollywood to fully realize a decade long transformation from a seedy haven for drug dealing and prostitution into a smartly planned, cosmopolitan center of homes, jobs, entertainment and public transportation. City Councilman Eric Garcetti, who represents parts of Hollywood insists the plan don’t create growth.
Not all people are happy with the increased traffic and forced public transportation: Hollywood residents sue city over tall buildings - LA Daily News
Microapartments: Cool, new housing trend or a dressed up version of dystopian future? - LA Daily News
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_21088814/microapartments-cool-new-housingtrend-or-dressed-up New York Mayor Bloomberg not only wants you to minimalize your soft drink, he wants to minimalize your apartment to 275 square feet. Will San Francisco go one better with a minimum rental unit size of 150 square feet? That would be like 10 feet by 15 feet allowing you to feel especially “smug”.
Reduced-rent apartments opening in Reseda - LA Daily News
http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_21007099/reduced-rent-apartments-opening-reseda Reseda, Canby Woods, an affordable housing project for residents 55 and over now under construction at 7238 Canby Ave. will start taking applications July 9. Requests for the one-and two-bedroom units in the 98 unit community will be accepted until Aug 3. Steve Frandsen, regional supervisor at the housing development firm Thomas Safran and Associates One tenant income limit is $35,460 Two tenant income limit is $40,500 Open early next spring Was Community Redevelopment Agency
The Canby Woods affordable housing project for seniors should be followed with the nearby Reseda story of drug dealers and users moving in senior affordable housing. Reseda Tenants ‘scared to death’ by new residents they say are bringing crime to apartments
Daily News 03/25/2012 Melissa Pamer http://www.dailynews.com/ci_20254263/reseda-tenants-scared-death-by-new-residentsthey?source=most_viewed
CRA funded Sherman Village, a 73-unit building at Sherman Way and
Wilbur Built by developer Meta Housing 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units for families move-ins early fall Includes a community center where financial planning classes and homework help will be offered. Another project is planned at the site of Trinity Lutheran Church but hasn’t broken ground yet says Nancy Sweeney, president of Revitalize Reseda Another project was going to be at the Reseda Theater site. Canby Woods start at $648 for one bedroom units Sherman Village begins at $500
Sherman Way and Wilbur
There is another project at Plumber and Corbin at the Northridge Mall. I can’t find anything on it.
22-Story Eighth and Hope Tower Set to Break Ground This Fall - DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/22story_eighth_and_hope_tower_set_to_break_gr ound_this_fall.php 290 apartments with an elevated pool deck overlooking the Staples Center and LA Live. It will have 5,000 sq feet of groundfloor retail and six levels of parking.
LA Moving On Huge Jordan Downs Redevelopment in Watts
James Brasuell, March 8, 2012 118.5 acres 700 existing public housing units to be replaced with up to 1,800 dwelling units Will include affordable and market rate units “A diversity of new zones are proposed that combines mixed use buildings, neighborhood serving commercial, multi-family residential, public facilities, and open space to create a self sustain urban village where residents can live, shop, work and play all within the same neighborhood.” 502,000 square feet of commercial, retail, and light industrial 20,000 square feet of community serving, ground floor retail Up to 6 stories high
Lot Ordinance Helps Developers Build Tidy Homes - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/06/small_lot_subdi.php This ordinance that passed in 2004 allows multiple houses on small residential lots.
Proposal Would Double the Housing Built Next to OC Great Park - Meanwhile, in the OC... - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/07/proposal_would_double_the_housing_built_next_t o_oc_great_park.php 10,700 dwelling units
Work begins on 62-unit affordable housing development in San Fernando – LA Daily News
San Fernando, 62 unit affordable housing for low income families and people with health and mental needs. 62 one bedroom units, 3 stories, a community room, fitness room and land to grow crops. Board of Supervisors Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky One third of units will be recipients of housing vouchers from the Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles and all the residents’ incomes must be less than half of the median income for that community. The money will come from taxpayers thru the federal and county governments.
Westfield finally about to start on 39-story Century City Tower
June 26, 2012 Santa Monica Boulevard and Avenue of the Stars, next to Century City mall. A Bloomingdale’s will be on the ground floor and there will be a second story mall. The 39-story tower will have 262 residential units and there will be a five-story parking structure built next door.
Ground Breaks on Marina Del Rey’s Huge Shores Apartments – DevelopmentWatch - Curbed LA
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/ground_breaks_on_marina_del_reys_huge_shores _apartments.php 12 building complex, 5 stories high, 544 one and two bedroom units, two acre park-like courtyard, fire pits, BBQs, a pool and spa, and two levels of parking. Rents will be between $2,000 and $3,700. There will also be 54 affordable units for those with hidden income.
In Los Angeles, Grimshaw and Gruen on track to win $4 million Union Station contract http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2012/06/120620-In-Los-AngelesGrimshaw-and-Gruen-on-Track-to-Win-4-Million-Union-Station-Project.asp
Apartment complex planned for Warner Center
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_20359816/apartment-complex-planned-warnercenter The 10 acre site at 6219 De Soto Ave will have 707 apartments with 300 of those being affordable units for seniors.
Sherman Oaks’ Il Villaggio Toscano
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2010/12/draft_report_out_on_sherman_oaks_il_villagio_to scano.php#va-1 The Il Villaggio Toscano apartments will be at the intersection of Sepulveda Blvd and Camarillo St. It will have 500 units consisting of a cluster of 8 story buildings, a specialty grocery store, and 1,470 parking spaces.
The Sherman Oaks Galleria, Villagio Tuscano, 400 units and retail, 8 stories Topanga and Victory, a lawsuit is trying to force living above the planned retail Jordan Downs, 700 hundred units to be replaced with 1800 and retail Plummer and Corbin, at the old Kmart site, I don’t know the specifics The Village at Santa Monica, 10 stories, 158 condos and 160 section 8 apartments The Panavision site on De Soto, 707 apartments, 300 of which will be section 8 I’m sure there are many more.
Amtrak to propose $7 billion overhaul at Union Station
Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2012 | Jonathan O'Connell and Ashley Halsey III <p>Amtrak is proposing a $7 billion transformation of Union Station, intended to triple passenger capacity and transform the overcrowded station into a high-speed rail hub for the Northeast.</p> <p>The plan, to be unveiled Wednesday afternoon, calls for doubling the number of trains the station can accommodate and improving the passenger experience at what is the second-busiest Amtrak station in the country, with 100,000 passenger trips per day.</
Editorial: Municipal madness -- Add another to Hall of Shame for crazy thinking - LA Daily News
http://www.dailynews.com/opinions/ci_21114937/editorial-municipal-madness-addanother-hall-shame-crazy Compton, Vallejo, Stockton, Mammoth Lakes, San Bernardino
Planning Sustainable Cities: Global Report on Human Settlements 2009 - Abridged Edition
Comprehensive Evaluation for Sustainable Transport Planning
New Sherman Oaks Councilmember LaBonge Talks Neighborhood Character - Neighbor Beefs - Curbed LA
Microapartments: Cool, new housing trend or a dressed up version of dystopian future? - LA Daily News
For Sunset, a new dawn
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/boulevards/la-ca-sunset-boulevard-losangeles-index,0,4121790.htmlstory Go east on storied Sunset Boulevard for a look at the changing nature of modern L.A. and a reawakening of pedestrian life. By Christopher Hawthorne July 14, 2012 John Arroyo, an urban planner L.A. planner James Rojas
Villaraigosa, Yaroslavsky and Boxer praise federal transportation bill that will fund L.A. projects - LA Daily News
Section 8 Housing Fraud Scandal - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
That Home Is Worth What? FOX 11 Investigates LA County Assessors - Los Angeles Local News, Weather, and Traffic
LA will finally get a major overhaul of its 1946 zoning code
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/la_will_finally_get_a_major_overhaul_of_its_194 6_zoning_code.php#reader_comments L.A.’s pro football stadium may not even have parking. No tailgate parties. An eco-stadium? Environmental group thought that was the plan http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120603,0,1294415.column
Making Downtown Even Better - Curbed LA
10 Nightmare neighborhood scenarios from opponents of the just-passed Hollywood community Plan – Planning Battles – Curbed LA http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/10_nightmare_neighborhood_scenarios_from_opp onents_of_the_justpassed_hollywood_community_plan.php
Brussels unveils ‘smart cities’ innovation scheme (yay central planning)
EurActiv ^ | 12 July 2012 The European Commission has announced a new €365 million a year innovation partnership scheme aimed at boosting the development of ‘smart’ technologies in cities, EU officials told the press on Tuesday (10 July). For 2013, €365 million in EU funds have been earmarked for the development of urban technology. The European Innovation Partnership (EIP) will see private business and the EU executive pool research from energy, transport and ICT to develop a limited number of approved projects. Examples of mooted projects included silent electric city buses that use digital technology, satellite technology aimed at improving traffic flow, a smartphone application...
Work begins on 62-unit affordable housing development in San Fernando – LA Daily News http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_20818208/work-begins-62-unitaffordable-housing-development-san
L.A.’s pro football stadium may not even have parking. No tailgate parties. An eco-stadium? Environmental group thought that was the plan http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120603,0,1294415.column http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/caltech_pushes_for_speedier_eastwest_bike_lanes _in_pasadena.php Caltech Pushes for speedier East-West bike lanes in Pasadena June 26, 2012
$300M development planned for downtown LA | Video | abc7.com
Ground Breaks on Marina Del Rey’s Huge Shores Apartments – DevelopmentWatch Curbed LA http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/ground_breaks_on_marina_del_reys_huge_shores _apartments.php
Action at 10000 Santa Monica Blvd., Temp replacement for scandalplagued assessor http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/06/action_at_10000_santa_monica_blvd _temp_replacement_for_scandalplagued_assessor.php
In Los Angeles, Grimshaw and Gruen on track to win $4 million Union Station contract http://archrecord.construction.com/news/2012/06/120620-In-Los-AngelesGrimshaw-and-Gruen-on-Track-to-Win-4-Million-Union-Station-Project.asp
L.A.’s pro football stadium should be environmentally friendly – Latimes http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-aeg-stadium-nrdc20120524,0,4219683.story An eco-stadium? Environmental group thought that was the plan – LA Times http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20120603,0,1294415.column CalPERS slashes pensions for former Vernon officials – LA Times http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-vernon-pensions20120601,0,5371733.story YOLO (you only live once) – 16 Reasons to move away from California http://www.yolohub.com/economy/16-reasons-to-move-away-from-california Detroit street lights may shrink by half – National strange news – Examiner http://www.examiner.com/article/detroit-street-lights-may-shrink-by-half
Taller Buildings in Hollywood Ok’d by City Council http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-hollywood-zoning-ordinance,0,7898229.story SF Public Press ^ | June 13, 2012 | Angela Hart Angela Hart does a good job of explaining it http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2012-06/cities-resist-regional-plan-to-limit-sprawl http://uctc.net/access/39/access39_suburbwalking.shtml USC Irvine professor Marlon Boarnet Planners can develop pedestrian-oriented centers through densification and infill development, for example by offering density bonuses. Planners might reduce or remove minimum parking requirements or even limit parking. Develop walkable neighborhoods Allow small electric vehicles with max speed of 25mph Share cars http://www.uci.edu/uci/features/2009/07/feature_rebuildingamerica_090727.html The UC Irvine professor of planning, policy and design and economics, “The nation is looking to planners for serious answers,” he says, “There’s a sense of urgency right now that I haven’t felt in my entire career” Professor Boarnet relishes the current debate over how to use $787 BILLION in economic stimulus funds to improve U.S. roads and communities. In addition, to reduce green house gas emissions raise the prospect of rethinking the transportation system.
Metal-Screened Housing And Offices Lead The Way For Sustainable Development in Sète, Southern France
Friday, June 22, 2012 9:02:43 AM · by Twotone · 20 replies Inhabitat.com ^ | June 21, 2012 | Bridgette Meinhold As part of a redevelopment of the port in Sète, Southern France, a new housing and office project by Colboc Franzen & Associates has become the cornerstone and model for sustainability in future construction. A group of metal-screened residential and commercial towers has all the right moves when it comes to energy efficiency and appropriate architecture for the region. The apartments enjoy views, natural ventilation, private screen patios along with a close connection to its surrounding neighborhoods. Completed in 2011, the project has been certified as a Habitat et Environnement.
Rio+20: Scientists call for action on population (the real face of “sustainable development”)
Monday, June 18, 2012 3:04:20 AM · by Olog-hai · 18 replies EurActiv ^ | 18 June 2012 | Jonathan Watts for The Guardian, part of the Guardian Environment Network The Rio+20 Earth summit must take decisive action on population and consumption regardless of political taboos or it will struggle to tackle the alarming decline of the global environment, the world's leading scientific academies have warned. Rich countries need to reduce or radically transform unsustainable lifestyles, while greater efforts should be made to provide contraception to those who want it in the developing world, the coalition of 105 institutions, including the Royal Society in Britain, urged in a joint report released on 14 June. It's a wake-up call for negotiators meeting in Rio for the UN conference on sustainable development....
Linked from above article http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/apr/26/earth-population-consumptiondisasters "The number of people living on the planet has never been higher, their levels of consumption are unprecedented and vast changes are taking place in the environment. We can choose to rebalance the use of resources to a more egalitarian pattern of consumption ... or we can choose to do nothing and to drift into a downward spiral of economic and environmental ills leading to a more unequal and inhospitable future"
Cities Resist Regional Plan to Limit Sprawl
SF Public Press ^ | June 13, 2012 | Angela Hart http://sfpublicpress.org/news/2012-06/cities-resist-regional-plan-to-limit-sprawl Weak regional agencies could miss pollution targets if they are unable to persuade local leaders to change A high-profile effort to focus new Bay Area housing into energy-efficient transit villages is seen as unworkable even as it makes its public debut this summer, say urban planners, because regional government lacks the authority to make cities build dense urban neighborhoods.
Alabama Fights a UN Land Grab
Thursday, May 31, 2012 7:56:03 AM · by Kaslin · 18 replies Townhall.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | Townhall.com Staff
Alabama Fights a UN Land Grab http://townhall.com/columnists/townhallcomstaff/2012/05/31/alabama_fights_a_un_land grab/page/full/ Alabama’s Senate Bill 477 passed, barring the state from taking over private property without due process. It’s a good article, worth reading. Here is Justice Gilpin-Green’s definition of Agenda 21:
Defined these days as “sustainable development,” Agenda 21 seeks to transform humanity with “new global ethics.” At the most basic level, beyond the soft words like “sustainability” and “eco-friendly environments”, Agenda 21 takes away private property ownership, singlefamily homes, private car ownership, individual travel choices, and privately owned farms. These socialist ethics, as described by Mikhail Gorbachev at the UN Rio Conference in 1995, mean that “we should restrict and limit our consumption and also reassess our way of life, we should be more modest.”
“Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market,” Agenda 21 says. “Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interest of the society as a whole.”
Alabama shows the way; tells UN's Agenda 21 Storm troopers to get lost
Coach is Right ^ | 6/15/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins Any ideas the United Nations had about taking over the State of Alabama are gone. Both Houses of Alabama’s legislature unanimously passed Senate Bill 477 (SB 477) known around Montgomery as the “Due Process for Property Rights” Act and by doing so sent a loud and clear message to anyone wishing to impose United Nations control on Alabama to back off! While almost no Democrat media cheerleader mentioned the bill, the law will likely become the model for get tough push back efforts against the cowards on the Left who want the United Nations to do the “dirty work” of...
Obama to pledge $2B to rural communities
UPI ^ | June 11, 2012 WASHINGTON, June 11 (UPI) -- The White House said Monday rural U.S. communities would receive nearly $2 billion in additional grants funneled through the Small Business Administration. In the current fiscal year, more than $400 million has been invested in rural communities through the Small Business Investment Co. operated by the SBA. President Barack Obama Monday announced an expansion of that program by an additional $2 billion to be available through the 2016 fiscal year. "As long as I'm president, my Administration will continue to give our rural communities the support and investment they need to show us the way,"...
Glenn Beck, CITE & Sustainable Development
TheBlaze.com ^ | 6/13/2012 | wheresmyusa The Blaze has an article today concerning CITE (Center for Innovation, Testing and Evaluation)and the development of a ghost city to test emerging "smart technology". Mr. Beck has denounced sustainable development on a few occasions in his broadcasts, but seems to be quite comfortable with the New Mexico project on the basis that it is "privately funded". I don't care where the money comes from. Its the ideology. Lets take a look at a few people at Pegasus Global Holdings. Dr. Patricia D. Galloway - CEO(from .pdf bio) Technical Papers & Presentations: “Role, Responsibility and Risk Considerations of the Engineer...
Alabama Bans U.N. Agenda 21 Sovereignty Surrender
IBD Editorials ^ | July 7, 2012 Property Rights: Few have heard of Agenda 21, the U.N. plan for sustainable development that tosses property rights aside. But Alabama has, and it recently secured a victory as important as that over union power in Wisconsin. After Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's stunning triumph over the excesses and abuses of public-sector unions, the London Telegraph's James Delingpole, an indefatigable opponent of global warming fraud, opined in a piece titled, "How Wisconsin And Alabama Helped Save The World," that we should take note of "an equally important but perhaps less well-publicized victory won in the Alabama House and Senate over the...
Bay Area Open Space: 75 Percent Is Being Protected, But 300,000 Acres Are Still at Risk
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/23/2012 | Paul Rogers Roughly 75 percent of all the land in the Bay Area is either permanently protected in parks or open space, or at low risk of development because it is zoned for farming or other rural uses. But 322,000 acres -- an area 12 times the size of the city of San Francisco -- remains threatened by development over the next three decades, with hot spots in eastern Contra Costa County and around Gilroy, Morgan Hill, Livermore and Vacaville, according to a new report out Tuesday from the Greenbelt Alliance, an open space preservation group.
Palm Beach County creating job to tackle climate change
Palm Beach Sun Sentinel ^ | May 19, 2012 | By Andy Reid HELP WANTED: Seeking a go-getter able to thwart sea level rise, reduce polluting fossil fuel emissions and protect strained drinking water supplies. Must have lobbying skills to convince local government and residents to invest in preparing for climate change. Al Gore-style PowerPoint abilities a plus. Palm Beach County is in the market for a climate change czar. While the actual job title and day-to-day duties for this new county post remain in flux, the far-reaching goal is to get a county with more than one million people ready for climate change. That includes promoting "environmental sustainability" efforts such as recycling...
MA SouthCoast Residents Learn About "Agenda 21", "Smart Growth", and "Sustainable Development"
The Jazz Patriot ^ | May 19, 2012 | Tom Wholley Sixty SouthCoast Residents learned about Agenda 21, SmartGrowth, Sustainable Development and other threats to their constitutional right to own property at an informative presentation at the Fall River Public Library in Fall River, MA. monday evening This group of patriotic and concerned citizens took time out of their busy lives to learn the facts about a devious plot hatched at the United Nations in 1987 under the guise of “saving the planet and the environment", called Agenda 21. They had all heard the horror stories of communities and businesses severely inundated by ridiculous environmental regulations and restrictions from a vast...
George Lucas might build affordable housing
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists "Star Wars" creator George Lucas could, indeed, make good on his idea of building affordable housing right next door to the high-income NIMBYs who blocked his plans for a production studio near his Lucas Valley ranch complex. His Marin County neighbors and conservationists have dismissed Lucas' musings as sour grapes, and say low-income housing could never be built in such a remote and environmentally sensitive location.But those in the know disagree.There's a feeling on the Board of Supervisors, which has final say over the project, that it fits into the county's desire for more low-income housing - and by the...
Gas Should Be More Expensive (Democrat Policy Barf Alert)
saturdayeveningpost.com ^ If we want to reduce fossil fuel consumption, I say, we should raise the price of gasoline to $7 a gallon. Reason: Today this country burns through 21 million barrels of oil per day, 60 percent of which is imported. Only with some shared economic pain will we ever change our habits. High gas prices will force us to think before we drive. It will encourage mass transit use, car pooling, and the sale of more fuel-efficient cars. The auto industry will not suffer because it has learned that it can charge more for cars that are cheaper to build...
Conditions for major reservoirs: 27 May 2012
95% Trinity Lake 95% Lake Shasta 99% Lake Oroville 77% New Melones 95% Folsom Lake 66% San Luis 82% Millerton Lake 97% Pyramid Lake 95% Castaic Lake 82% Pine Flat
http://congressmantomtancredo.com/socialist-party-of-america-releases-the-names-of-70democrat-members-of-congress-who-are-members-of-their-caucus/ Tom Tancredo The Socialist Party of America announced in their October 2009 newsletter that 70 Congressional democrats currently belong to their caucus. This admission was recently posted on Scribd.com: American Socialist Voter– Q: How many members of the U.S. Congress are also members of the DSA? A: Seventy Q: How many of the DSA members sit on the Judiciary Committee? A: Eleven: John Conyers [Chairman of the Judiciary Committee], Tammy Baldwin, Jerrold Nadler, Luis Gutierrez, Melvin Watt, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson, Steve Cohen, Barbara Lee, Robert Wexler, Linda Sanchez [there are 23 Democrats on the Judiciary Committee of which eleven, almost half, are now members of the DSA]. Q: Who are these members of 111th Congress? A: See the listing below Co-Chairs Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06) Vice Chairs Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33) Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02) Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10) Senate Members Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT) House Members Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01) Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02) Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31) Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL) Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01) Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03) Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08) Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL) Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11) Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01) Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05) Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09) Hon. John Conyers (MI-14) Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07) Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07) Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04) Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05) Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17) Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02) Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51) Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04) Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08) Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04) Hon. John Hall (NY-19) Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17) Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22) Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15) Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02) Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04) Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13) Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09) Hon. John Lewis (GA-05) Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02) Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3) Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07) Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07) Hon. James McGovern (MA-03) Hon. George Miller (CA-07) Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04) Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08) Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL) Hon. John Olver (MA-01) Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04) Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10) Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01) Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15) Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34) Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01) Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47) Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09) Hon. José Serrano (NY-16) Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28) Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13) Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02) Hon. John Tierney (MA-06) Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12) Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35) Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12) Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30) Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL) Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)
City of Colfax City Council Awakens to Evil and Defeats it http://noisyroom.net/blog/2012/04/12/city-council-awakens-to-evil-and-defeats-it/ R E S O L U T I O N No. 12-2012
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF COLFAX, CALIFORNIA EXPOSING THE UNITED NATIONS’ AGENDA 21 PROGRAMME…
WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is a comprehensive plan of extreme environmentalism, social engineering and global political control that was initiated at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1992 and…
WHEREAS the United Nations Agenda 21 has been and continues to be covertly pushed into local communities throughout the United States of America through what was the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) through local “sustainable development” policies such as ‘Smart Growth’, ‘Wildlands Projects’, ‘Resilient Cities’, ‘Regional Visioning Projects’ and similar names and…
WHEREAS this United Nations Agenda 21 plan of radical so-called “sustainable development” views the American way of life of private property ownership, single family homes, private car ownership and individual travel choices and privately owned farms all as destructive to the environment and…
WHEREAS according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment which would be accomplished by redistribution of wealth and…
WHEREAS according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, National Sovereignty is deemed a social injustice.
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that in order to help protect property rights of our citizens, the Council of the City of Colfax, California recognizes the destructive and insidious nature of United Nations Agenda 21 and hereby exposes to the public and public policy makers the dangerous intent of the plan and be it further
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that neither the United States government nor state or local government is legally bound by the United Nations Agenda 21 treaty in that the treaty has never been endorsed by the United States Senate and therefore be it further
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the implementation of the United Nations Agenda 21 destructive strategies for “sustainable development” at the federal, state and local governments across the country will have harmful repercussions and we hereby reject all of its radical policies that are not in the best interests of our citizens and the City of Colfax and our Sphere of Influence.
PASSED AND ADOPTED, this 11th day of April, 2012, by the City Council of the City of Colfax, by the following roll call vote:
Senate Joins House in Condemning UN’s ‘Agenda 21’ (TN)
http://wpln.org/?p=36507 The Tennessee Senate added its voice to the state House in condemning the United Nations’ ‘Agenda 21’ on Tuesday. The program is an environmental initiative meant to encourage sustainable development. A majority of Tennessee lawmakers now describe it as destructive. The United Nations Agenda 21 has never been endorsed by the U.S. as a treaty, but it has become a hot button issue among grass roots conservatives who see the United Nations as the first step to so-called one-world government. Resolution sponsor Mike Bell, a Republican from McMinn County, held up a black loose leaf folder several inches thick.
Agenda 21: Arizona close to passing anti-UN-sustainability bill
http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/26/11415282-agenda-21-arizonaclose-to-passing-anti-un-sustainability-bill Arizona lawmakers appear close to sending to Gov. Jan Brewer a tea party-backed bill that proponents say would stop a United Nations takeover conspiracy but that critics claim could end state and cities’ pollution-fighting efforts and even dismantle the state unemployment office. A final legislative vote is expected Monday on a bill that would outlaw government support of any of the 27 principles contained in the 1992 United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, also sometimes referred to as Agenda 21. Senate Bill 1507 was passed by the state Senate last month and received an initial House affirmation Wednesday...
Electric Dreams: Congested Streets Spark E-Scooter Trend
Der Spiegel ^ | 05/11/2012 | Jürgen Pander http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/e-scooters-make-a-comeback-among-majorauto-companies-a-832688.html The bigger the city, the smaller a vehicle must be to get around. Whoever has been to Paris, Rome or Beijing knows this has been the case for a long time. This will become a universal principle in the future, as urbanization is on the rise along with people's need for mobility. Smaller ways to get around are in demand: bicycles, scooters and small cars. And the best option is with an electric motor because it is comfortable, cheap, wellengineered and, of course, eco-friendly.
At the forefront of Agenda 21 is Maurice Strong. He is a wealthy guy that believes in Mother Earth. At the U.N. Summit at Rio in 1992, the Conference Secretary-General, Maurice Strong, said “Isn’t the only hope for this planet that the industrialized civilization collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring that about?” Then he said: “Current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class—involving high meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, electrical appliances, home and workplace airconditioning, and suburban housing—are not sustainable.” Then George Soros said: “America, as the center of the globalized financial markets, was sucking up the savings of the world. This is now over. The game is out,’ he said, adding that the time has come for ‘a very serious adjustment’ in American’s consumption habits.”
In 1996, Club of Rome member and CNN founder, Ted Turner, told Audubon magazine, “A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.” A 95% reduction!
White House Science Czar John Holdren http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/75388 “Resources must be diverted from frivolous and wasteful uses in overdeveloped countries to filling the genuine needs of underdeveloped countries," Holdren and his co-authors wrote. "This effort must be largely political, especially with regard to our overexploitation of world resources, but the campaign should be strongly supplemented by legal and boycott action against polluters and others whose activities damage the environment. The need for de-development presents our economists with a major challenge. They must design a stable, low-consumption economy in which there is a much more equitable distribution of wealth than in the present one. Redistribution of wealth both within and among nations is absolutely essential, if a decent life is to be provided for every human being.”
Obama Cites Kenyan Family Members’ Pledge ‘Economic Growth Can’t Just Be for the Lucky Few’
CNS News ^ | May 18, 2012 | Fred Lucas (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama invoked his poor family members in Kenya as a reason why “economic growth can’t just be for the lucky few at the top, it’s got to be broad-based, for everybody.” Obama delivered remarks Friday at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington where he talked about plans for the United States and developed countries from the Group of Eight (G8) nations to assist African countries in agriculture. “I’ve spoken before about relatives I have in Kenya, who live in villages where hunger is sometimes a reality --...
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Boulder Electric Vehicle is opening an assembly plant in Chatsworth - LA Daily News
http://www.dailynews.com/business/ci_20570179/boulder-electric-vehicle-is-opening-anassembly-plant City Planning http://cityplanning.lacity.org/staffrpt/initialrpts/CPC-2010-31.pdf
Approval of office building for downtown Palm Harbor sets off a furor (Agenda 21 backlash)
Tampa Bay Times ^ | 4/29/2012 | Anne Lindberg The furor centered around a request by Geographic Solutions, a software company with 130 employees, to build a three-story building on Georgia Avenue in the Palm Harbor historic district. When the county originally granted approval, the proposed building was slated to have offices on the first two floors and a residential area on the third. Last year, the company wanted to substitute office space for the residential area on the third floor. That was not permitted by the 2001 Historic Palm Harbor Master Plan. County staff members recommended amending the master plan to include transferable development rights, or TDRs. A...
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2008/09/complicated_la_housing_plan_also_targets_you_ middleclass_person.php Complicated Housing Plan Also Targets You, Middle-Class Renter Dakota Smith, September 29, 2008 Los Angeles’s $5 billion, five-year plan for affordable housing Initial funding of $1.7 billion Money from $700 million investment from Enterprise Community Partners $1 billion pool from LA Housing Department The Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles The Community Redevelopment Agency The LA Homelessness Services Authority Villaraigosa expects to get the $5 billion from private partnerships It creates 20 transit district plans in 5 years along transit corridors The Gold Line Extension The Exposition Line in South LA And more 20,000 units will be built 2,200 units for chronically homeless 8,800 units for residents making up to $29,000 3,800 units for residents making from $29,000 to $42,000 2,600 units for residents making from $42,500 to $90,000 2,600 units for residents making from $52,000 to $90,000 Forcing developers to provide mixed income housing Expand the use of Section 8 vouchers Limit the loss of rent-controlled housing
http://la.curbed.com/archives/2012/03/la_moving_on_huge_jordan_downs_redevelopme nt_in_watts.php#more LA Moving On Huge Jordan Downs Redevelopment in Watts James Brasuell, March 8, 2012 118.5 acres 700 existing public housing units to be replaced with up to 1,800 dwelling units Will include affordable and market rate units “A diversity of new zones are proposed that combines mixed use buildings, neighborhood serving commercial, multi-family residential, public facilities, and open space to create a self sustain urban village where residents can live, shop, work and play all within the same neighborhood.” 502,000 square feet of commercial, retail, and light industrial 20,000 square feet of community serving, ground floor retail Up to 6 stories high
Jordan Downs www.compassblueprint.org/files/HACLA%20041810%20NC.pdf Their Blueprint Focus growth in existing and emerging centers and along transportation corridors. Create significant areas of mixed-use development and walkable communities Target growth around existing and planned transit stations. Preserve existing open space and stable residential areas. This project is a model of urban sustainability following the core principles of LEEDNeighborhood Development, Green housing. Emphasis on physical connectivity within and beyond Jordan Downs will promote transportation efficiency and encourage walking and biking. They believe a mixed income community will work, where some people buy their homes and others live in Section 8 housing. Then under www.compassblueprint.org/tools/lajordandowns 1,600 to 1,800 new residential units 500,000 gross sq ft of commercial/retail and light industrial 20,000 sq ft of community-serving commercial/retail in mixed use buildings www.icommittogreen.net/tag/Jordan-downs/ On June 16, 2009, EPA joined with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to help improve access to affordable housing, more transportation options, and lower transportation costs while protecting the environment in communities nationwide. Through a set of guiding livability principles and a partnership agreement that will guide the agencies’ efforts, this partnership will coordinate federal housing, transportation, and other infrastructure investments to protect the environment, promote equitable development, and help to address the challenges of climate change.
Why the High Density when over 3 million Americans have moved out of California in the last 12 years?
Add Pension reform Technology through military
Villaraigosa said recently here in the Los Angeles Times that there are 4.3 million immigrants in Los Angeles. Doug McIntyre said recently in the Daily News that there are 750,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles, or 19.6 percent of the population. 73 percent of Asians and 75 percent of Latinos voted for Obama. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2957863/posts
23 percent of the kids in the United States belong to immigrant families 48 percent of kids in California belong to immigrants. That is 4,497,000 kids.
New immigration (legal and illegal) plus births to immigrants added 22.5 million residents to the country over the last decade, 80 percent of the total U.S. population growth. 23 percent of immigrants and their U.S. born children lived in poverty 33 percent of children of immigrants live in poverty. Our population increases by 5 people, one is an American of American parents, The other 4 are foreign born or their offspring. Two-thirds of jobs go to immigrants during Obama’s four years http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/31/two-thirds-of-jobs-go-toimmigrants/ 43 percent of immigrants are still on welfare after 20 years http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/8/slow-path-to-progress-for-usimmigrants/ Supervisor Mike Antonovich: Illegal Aliens cost county $100+ million in June-July
This is a big mistake
The advancements from the horse and buggy to the I-Phone using satellite technology has all been brought about by the United States in just the last 130 years. The world wars were stopped by the United States. Our allies and other countries were safe because they were aligned with the United States. Communist and dictatorial countries were liberated because of us. There is no other country in the world that has contributed as much to our present way of life than the United States, and that is because we are the only capitalist country. Up until this invasion of foreigners looking for handouts, we had people that wanted to come here to better themselves, take calculated risks, and raise their families. On November 27, 2012 it was reported that two thirds of the UK millionaires fled when they raised taxes to 50 percent in 2009. The higher tax rate cost the UK $7 billion.
I know the reason is because your children don’t have their biological father living under the same roof. When my wife tells my kid to do something and it doesn’t get done, a stern word or two from me, and the kid does what she is told. Conversely, when my wife overreacts with my kid, a calm discussion, away from the kid, smoothes things out. A father feels the need to provide for his family and most fathers feel the need for extended family or public assistance as a failure. Up until the 1950s, husbands felt they weren’t doing their job if their wife had to work outside the home. A job interview had the prospective employer touting his company’s benefits, pay, health plan, stock options, pensions, vacation and sick days.
Trade jobs were upper middle class, in California they were all licensed and insured plumbers, general contractors, electricians etc. Licensed contractors would receive discounts from the suppliers. This system worked very well, protecting the homeowner. I worked with gardeners; even they had degrees and lived well. They knew everything about every plant, soil and watering needs. There were quotas on immigration limiting how many people from their respective countries were allowed into the US. They needed to provide proof of self-sufficiency and a sponsor. They had a desire to assimilate, even taking classes on how to lose their accents. It was considered bad manners to talk in their native tongues among English only people.
Then came the Mexicans and H1-B corporate corruption. Green Card Crop pickers were the first to be replaced, prompting Caesar Chevez to organize a march on the Mexican border to protest the illegal aliens. Then gardeners, the construction tradesmen. Homeowners were duped with uninsured conmen with no recourse when things went wrong, jobs left uncompleted and out of money, injured workers not insured, permits not pulled, faulty wiring and leaking roofs. There was no recourse for the homeowner. Whereas some cities inspect every home that goes on the market for illegal construction, Los Angeles does not. Caesar Chavez befriended (Cardinal) Roger Mahoney. Chavez was schooled in the Sal Alinsky ways of organizing and disruption. Mahoney hounded Mayor Bradley, trying to provide protection for the growing illegal alien population. Police Chief Daryl Gates enacted Special Order 40, preventing the police from asking immigration status. We became a sanctuary city. Other cities followed. H1-B visas were designed to fill high skilled jobs when corporations couldn’t find an American to fill the job opening. H1-Bs were twisted to keep the technology worker’s pay low. The benefits that corporations used to entice new employees were becoming less important to the employer, the employee took the hit. Under the sanctuary of the cities, H1-B workers and students found they could overstay their visas. This was the beginning of where cities superseded the rule of the federal and state government. With the influx of illegal aliens, the city became balkanized, segregated between the haves and the have-nots. Drive-by shootings became commonplace and the Mexican and black gangs grew. Our illustrious leaders decided it would be best to bus our school children into crime ridden areas and bus the gang members into our neighborhood
schools. Americans fled to other cities or states leaving a void in our schools. Schools started closing. Teachers lost their jobs.
Houses couldn’t be sold and were rented out. The illegals rented them. Our cars became worthless when they couldn’t pass the smog tests and were sold to the illegals. The illegals would go downtown and buy registration tags off the street along with their counterfeit or stolen IDs. The cars became throwaway cars in as that when impounded by the police or involved in an accident, the illegals would just walk away from them. The illegals were entrenched. The illegals, as individuals were powerless. As a group they had power and the churches cultivated that power. The Unions saw what the churches had and took advantage of it. The unions pushed to organize the laborers, the construction workers, and the hotel maids. The union dues paid to unions gave union bosses political power. Enough power to influence a politician’s career. With dictatorial powers, a union boss could simply tell his people not to use a company, its services or its product. If that company begged for forgiveness and received it, they were forever indebted to that union. Prior to Jerry Brown’s first time at being California’s governor, the unions were not allowed to negotiate with the government. That changed with Jerry Brown’s first term as California’s governor:
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The Educational Employment Relations Act of 1976, established collective bargaining in California's public schools and community colleges The Ralph C. Dills Act of 1978 established collective bargaining for state government employees The Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act of 1979, extended collective bargaining to the state university system.
Public employee unions grew with the demands of illegal aliens. More teachers were needed, the demand for more schools required new construction by union members. Union prison guards were needed, social workers, healthcare workers and everything else that a society needs grew with union public sector employees. The power of union bosses grew. Politicians bent over backwards to appease their union overlords, giving the unions unfunded pensions, meaning that the employees paid little if anything to their pension funds and the government was obligated to pay for their retirement pay and retirement healthcare.
Demands for low-tech jobs was called for by minority leaders. A solar company up in San Francisco developed a certification program for solar installers and was sanctioned by the state of California. The unions forced themselves on that certification program. The United Nations had determined that the United States was too rich in comparison to the rest of the world. The UN called for a redistribution of wealth. Our minority leaders were calling for the redistribution of wealth. The vehicle for this became the global warming scaremongering and the necessity to reduce greenhouse gasses to keep our polar icecaps from melting and raising the sea level. The unions jumped on the bandwagon. In the year 2000, the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) was set up. It was the brainchild of Richard Sandor and initially funded by a $1.1 million grant from the Joyce Foundation of Chicago, President Obama was a board member at the time. The House of Representatives passed a bill in 2009 to make it law, but it failed in the Senate. The law was proposed by Henry Waxman of California and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. Sandor sold his stake in the company and made $90 million. Al Gore also had invested in the company. The CCX ended Oct. 21, 2010. The exchange of carbon credits was resurrected by California’s bill AB32. It became globalized with the Pacific Carbon Exchange (PCarbX) and Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange (SEEE) and their memorandum of understanding to develop U.S. China carbon markets. Aaron Singer is CEO of PCarbX. This green “one world” economy was started with Canadian Maurice Strong, once a member of the United Nations Commission on Global Governance. It was Strong that initiated the Rio Summit of 1992 and this years (2012) Rio+20. Another player was President Obama’s ex-Green Czar Van Jones. Van Jones is quoted as saying: "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist." On April 29th of that year, the Rodney King riots started in Los Angeles. Roots Against War (RAW) helped organize the riots. RAW was STORM’s predecessor. Van Jones was the founder of STORM.
On the Trayvon Martin killing Jones said "...listen, you've got the perfect storm building. You've got all the passion around Trayvon, and what a horrible injustice that was. And it turns out you can draw a direct line back to the Koch Bros, you can draw a direct line back to mainstream corporations...". The Koch Bros are conservative billionaires, hated by liberals. Van Jones wrote a book entitled “The Green Collar Economy”. He had glowing reviews: “[Jones] new book -- which details how an ambitious public spending program on energy efficiency and renewable energy can stimulate the economy and create good jobs for the poor and unemployed -- couldn’t have landed at a better time.” (Washington
“This book illustrates the link between the struggle to restore the environment and the need to revive the US economy. Van Jones demonstrates conclusively that the best solutions for the survivability of our planet are also the best solutions for everyday Americans.” (Al
“Van Jones has a unique ability to inspire people of all colors, classes and generations to uplift vulnerable people, while protecting our vulnerable planet. His sparkling intelligence, powerful vision and deep empathy are all on full display in The GreenCollar Economy.” (Nancy
Pelosi, (was) Speaker of the House of Representatives )
“The baton is passed to climate advocate Van Jones who clearly sees that our future must be green and must include everyone. His powerful new book ‘The Green Collar Economy’ shows us how to accomplish it.” (Laurie David, global warming activist ) “Van Jones’ authentic and passionate arguments trump the status quo. In The Green Collar Economy he holds the welfare of our neediest people front and center as he lays out a viable plan for the remainder of the 21st century.” (Tavis Smiley, Author, Television and Radio Host ) “Pay attention: we are witnessing the debut of a major American voice.” (Paul Hawken, author of Blessed Unrest ) “It’s rare that someone with such a gift for speaking is able to convey the energy and excitement of his message equally well in writing. With The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones surpasses all expectations. The country seriously needs his take on the environment and the economy.” (Gavin
Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco )
“Van Jones reminds us that the worst of times can also be the best of times-- that a nation with an abundance of resources it’s wasting – beginning with its youth -- has an enormous opportunity to stop foolishly bankrupting itself by chasing resources it is running out of -- like oil.” (Carl Pope, Executive Director Sierra Club )
“Jones accomplishes the super heroic feat of linking together the solutions for poverty, the energy crisis, and global warming. Van is a visionary of our times, and one of my personal heroes. Every relevant 21st century leader needs to read Van’s book.” (John Hope Bryant, Founder & CEO, Operation Hope ) “Van’s words echo the sentiments of many indigenous communities, who have endured the effects of coal strip mining, uranium mining and mega dams. The Green Collar Economy outlines industrial society’s path towards a just future.” (Winona LaDuke, Native American and environmental activist ) “Once in a very long while, a truly original voice enters our national political discussion-and changes the conversation for the better. [...]Van Jones does just that. The Green Collar Economy lets us envision a world in which the Earth and everyday people both thrive.” (Senator
Tom Daschle )
“In The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones turns conventional environmentalism on its head. Watch out: this book could change everything.” (Larry Brilliant,
“As the Earth warms and the oceans rise, the civil and human rights agenda must expand. No one has worked harder to level the playing field in the rapidly growing green economy than Van Jones.” (Ben Jealous, President, NAACP ) “In The Green-Collar Economy, Van Jones has penned a working man’s manifesto for the solar age. When green solutions finally catch on among everyday folks, Van and this book will deserve the lion’s share of the credit.” (Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Hip Hop Caucus ) “The Green Collar Economy is a both a rallying call and a road map for how we can save the planet, reduce our dependency on budget-busting fossil fuels, and bring millions of new jobs to America.” (Fred Krupp, Environmental Defense Fund President and New York Times best-selling co-author of "Earth: The Sequel" ) “Van Jones represents a new generation of environmental leader – one who sees the Greening of America as both a moral imperative and a nuts and bolts economic issue. His passion, intelligence, and idealism shine through every page of this must-read book.”
(Arianna Huffington )
“Brother Van Jones is a visionary who spells out real solutions in black and white - and, of course, green. Van’s vision of a thriving, green economy doesn’t have throw-away things or throw-away people. It’s the kind of environmentalism everyone can get behind.” (Mario Van Peebles, actor and producer, Mario's Green House ) “Jones, the head of the non-profit Green For All and the author of the new book The
Green-Collar Economy, could represent the future of environmentalism in America and a way for the movement to survive and even thrive through the coming recession. (Time ) “In looking at the bigger picture, Jones provides ideas for rebuilding infrastructure and creating alternative energy sources, which would have the double bonus of boosting the economy through increased employment and higher wages while decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels . . . recommended for all libraries.” (Library Journal) “Van Jones is someone who makes you feel like an underachiever, no matter if you’re a NASA scientist or a captain of industry. . . . Echoes of his ideas can be heard among lawmakers from Sacramento to Washington...” (San Francisco Chronicle ) “Van Jones has made a national name for himself by finding one solution to three persistent problems: poverty, racial inequality, and the environmental crisis. He wants to solve these problems by creating green jobs filled by the poor and people of color—the groups often left behind during technological advances.” (Boston Globe ) “In less than two years, Jones has risen from local grass-roots organizer to shepherd of a national movement to build an inclusive green economy... Jones is making sure that our planet and our people will not just survive but also thrive in a clean-energy economy.” (Leonardo DiCaprio in Time magazine ) The Green Collar Economy is not about the environment, it is about creating manual labor, the installation and maintenance of solar cells and windmills, building high-rise Section 8 apartment units mixed with expensive condos to integrate the haves and the have-nots. The guy is a communist, he said so himself. In a socialist society, businesses are highly regulated with some businesses, such as healthcare, owned by the state. In a communist society, the state owns and regulates everything. In a free market economy, anybody can start up their own business. Let us read a little more of what Van Jones says in his own words… VAN JONES SHOCK ADMISSION [in his own words]: "Goal is Complete Revolution" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh4Z0V0zNQg _________________________________________________ Here is the transcript of the above YouTube video:
“Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said OK now we want reparations for Slavery, we want redistribution of all the wealth, and we want to legalize mixed marriages. If we’d come out with a maximum program the very next day, they’d been laughed at. Instead they came out with a very minimum. “We just want to integrate these busses…”
But, inside that minimum demand was a very radical kernel that eventually meant that from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country.
And, I think that this green movement has to pursue those same steps and stages.
Right now we say we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to something ecocapitalism where at least we’re not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it won’t be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But, that’s a process and I think that’s what’s great about the movement that is beginning to emerge is that the CRISIS is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both pragmatic and visionary.
So the green economy will start off as a small subset and we are going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society. SOURCE for this transcript (it matches the video): http://ironicsurrealism.blogivists.com/2009/09/02/van-jones-obamas-green-czar%E2%80%98green-jobs%E2%80%99-goal-is-%E2%80%98complete-revolution %E2%80%99-away-from-%E2%80%98gray-capitalism%E2%80%99/
Andrew Stern was the head of the SEIU union when he became the dictator of
the United States. He boasted of his time spent in China and the “workers of the world”. Calling on the Workers of the World to unite in electing Barack Obama and the subsequent opening up of our borders and a socialized healthcare system.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXlXwV_QNrE YouTube title: Andy Stern: Justice for All Andrew Stern, from the SEIU YouTube page dated April 10, 2008. Listen to this guy as he lays out the Obama administration’s agenda for a union governed America, a union governed world, with free healthcare for all. This is before Obama was elected. This shows you that the unions are running the country. 3:30 “We affirm SEIU’s commitment to changing this country as well as the democratic and free debate”. 4:06 “If we adopt the Justice for All program, by the end of four years, we will have won healthcare for every man, every woman and every child in the United States and Puerto Rico.” “If we adopt the Justice for All program, We will rebalance the power between big corporations and people that work by adopting the Employee Free Choice Act.” “If we adopt the Justice for All program, we will finally have a pathway to citizenship for every immigrant in this country”. 5:08 “Ten percent of our members, nearly two hundred thousand people will be trained as leaders of our union to be the engine of change.” 5:48 “The gap between the rich and the rest of us is growing far too wide. Our candidate Barack Obama has seized on the opportunity of change.” 6:45 “Because if we’re going to win healthcare for every man, woman and child, and the employee free choice act in the first 100 days after we elect a new president, then we’re going to have to take this SEIU effort to a new level.” 7:06 “That’s why we are going to put ten million dollars in a bank account, to have accountability to every single politician who chooses to defy us on the pledges they made when they were running for office.” 8:27 “Its your talent, your skill, your passion, your dedication to help us elect Barack Obama and then win the changes we need for our country.”
9:12 “Many of you came here, not just to take care of our members, but to be a part a movement to change our country. We are on the verge of building that movement for justice for all, when we are on the verge of changing our country, we all come together and unite, and fight. And if not us, if not us, then who? And if not now, at this incredible moment of opportunity, an incredible moment of hope, then when?”
Barack Obama, with a hidden past, was a lawyer in Chicago working with the
Sal Alinsky trained activists of ACORN and unions. The unions, ACORN and Planned Parenthood all had close ties. Barack Obama had sued the banks for discrimination towards minorities and through intimidation, created low-doc loans. Barney Frank, Maxine Waters, Franklin Reins and others, representing loan holders Fannie Mae and Freddy Mac stood up in congressional hearings exposing the soundness of the loans. There was a housing boom and minorities were buying homes with no proof of income. Mexicans learned quickly that they could flip homes and sell them to friends and family over and over again, inflating their value. They could then return home to their country of origin and live like kings. There was no punishment for default, they were undocumented and could change their names at will. The housing market busted and Barack Obama was elected president, all in quick order. Barack Obama had run on the slogans “Hope and Change” and “Redistribution of Wealth”. The mainstream media had long ago been marginalized of truth and reporting. The citizens of the US were complacent, just absorbing the news shoved in front of their faces without question. People expected their government to represent their best interests not realizing that the government was working towards the interest of Andrew Stern, his fellow union bosses and global governance. The average citizen was too busy working and providing for their family to realize that the news media had changed. There was a meltdown in the financial world and President Bush initiated the bailout. The budget had not yet been signed when President Obama took office, this would be the only budget that President Obama would sign. Under President Obama, the bailouts bailed out the banks, including foreign banks. The global president had hit the ground running. He had a world to change and wealth to redistribute.
Andrew Stern visited President Obama 25 times in the first month of his presidency, between visits to China. Andrew Stern: “We like to say: We use the power of persuasion first” “If it doesn’t work, we try the persuasion of power.” President Obama stated “Our founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change than I would like sometimes.” The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President, he is the head of state and the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. Our Constitution grants Congress the sole authority to enact legislation and declare war and the right to confirm or reject many Presidential appointments, and substantial investigative powers. Congress is composed of 435 House of Representatives, Congressmen, and 100 Senators, 2 for each state. www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/legislative-branch The Cabinet is composed of 15 executive departments appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Department of Agriculture Department of Commerce Department of Defense Department of Education Department of Energy Department of Interior Department of Health and Human Services Department of Justice Department of Homeland Security Department of Labor Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of State Department of Transportation Department of Veterans Affairs Department of the Treasury www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch The Judicial Branch of our government are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The number of Supreme Court Justices is determined by Congress and at present is set at 9. Congress has established the United States District Courts to try most federal cases, and 13 United States Courts of Appeals that review appealed District Court cases. Judges and Justices serve for life, retirement or conviction by the Senate. They may be removed by impeachment by the House of Representatives and conviction in the Senate. Federal courts are to interpret the law. Any attempt to legislate from the bench creates a rogue judge, an activist judge, a judge that legislates from the bench, and most often goes unchallenged.
Mariana R. Pfaelzer legislated from the bench in overturning the voter approved antiillegal alien Proposition 187. US District Judge Barbara Jones strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act. Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi sentences pastor to 2 years in prison for teaching that parents should spank their children. U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange rules that Oklahoma’s ban on Sharia law is unconstitutional. I’ve compiled a list of rogue judges here http://www.scribd.com/doc/95592644/MyRogue-Judges-File-120601 Rose Bird was an activist judge that overturned the death penalty in California 64 times before she was impeached by the voters. www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/judicial-branch Other Presidents have had Czars, but President Barack Obama has taken it to another step. From Glenn Beck, Aug 21, 2009, www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/29391/ 1. Afghanistan Czar Richard Holbrooke 2. AIDS Czar Jeffrey Crowley 3. Auto Recovery Czar Ed Montgomery 4. Border Czar Alan Bersin 5. California Water Czar David J. Hays 6. Car Czar Ron Bloom 7. Central Region Czar Dennis Ross 8. Climate Czar Todd Stern 9. Domestic Violence Czar Lynn Rosenthal 10. Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske 11. Economic Czar Paul Volcker 12. Energy and Environment Czar Carol Browner 13. Faith-Based Czar Joshua DuBois 14. Government Performance Czar Jeffrey Zients 15. Great Lakes Czar Cameron Davis 16. Green Jobs Czar Van Jones (gone but not forgotten) 17. Guantanamo Closure Czar Daniel Fried 18. Health Czar Nancy-Ann DeParle 19. Information Czar Vivek Kundra 20. Intelligence Czar Dennis Blair 21. Mideast Peace Czar George Mitchell 22. Pay Czar Kenneth R. Feinberg 23. Regulatory Czar Cass R. Sunstein
24. Science Czar John Holdren 25. Stimulus Accountability Czar Earl Devaney 26. Sudan Czar J. Scott Gration 27. Tarp Czar Herb Allison 28. Technology Czar Aneesh Chopra 29. Terrorism Czar John Brennan 30. Urban Affairs Czar Adolfo Carrion Jr. 31. Weapons Czar Ashton Carter 32. WMD Policy Czar Gary Samore Other Presidents have had Czars and if they are considered advisors, I have no problem with it. Let us look at one of his Czars. John Holdren. Obama Adviser Argued: Kids from big families have lower IQs Obama’s science czar suggested compulsory abortion, sterilization White House science czar says he would use ‘free market’ to de-develop the United States. I remember this guys books from the early 1970s. He was the original doom and gloom guy saying that we would all be starving to death in a few years and that if starvation didn’t do us in, the climate would. Look at his statement…de-develop the United States. If that doesn’t send a chill up your spine something is wrong with you. I already gave a brief history of Obama’s Green Czar Van Jones. Not listed in Glenn Becks list of Czars was Jeffery Immelt, Obama’s Jobs Czar. Jeffery Immelt, CEO of General Electric (GE) since 2001, parent company of NBC. In 2009, GE’s number of U.S. employees dropped 18,000, GE has reduced the number of U.S. employees by 31,000 since Immelt signed on. Head of President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. This position was created by Executive Order, meaning, nobody but Obama had any say in this. Leader in the push for Cap and Trade, where businesses are fined for producing Carbon emissions and paid for reducing them. Delivered software and oil supplies to Iran until 2008 Gave orders to NBC news reporters to not say anything negative about Obama during election year.
Partnering with China to build high speed rail in the U.S. Partnering with China to build commercial airliners GE was the source behind the outlawing of incandescent light bulbs. We now get our Mercury filled bulbs from China. Sold GE’s precious metals mine to China, America’s only precious metals mine, and China promptly closed it. Now China is the major supplier of precious metals necessary for windmills, efficient electric motors, magnets, and solar. Enron’s former CEO Ken Lay was pushing the Clinton and Bush White Houses to ratify the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change. When Enron collapsed, AES and General Electric absorbed Enron’s assets. Ken Lay had set up a plan to build coal fired energy plants in third world counties, not affected by the Kyoto Protocol. The Kyoto Protocol would have closed the coal fired power plants in the U.S., increasing the cost of natural gas and decreasing the U.S.’s dependency on coal, making it cheaper for their operations in Asia, South America and Africa. In 2010, GE earned $14.2 billion in international profits, $5.1 billion in the U.S., they paid no taxes. GE was given $36 million from the Obama administration for their early retirees. Immelt’s compensation doubled to $15.2 million. April 1, 2011 a report comes out that Obama gave GE $36 million to help out GE’s early retirements. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/ge-ceo-jeffrey-immelt-the-head-of-obamasjobs-council-is-moving-jobs-and-economic-infrastructure-to-china-at-a-blistering-pace GE is closing its 115 year old X-ray business in the U.S. and relocating to China. In 2009, GE employed 36,000 more people abroad than it did in the U.S. In 1979 there were 19.5 million manufacturing jobs in the U.S. Today, there are 11.6 million, a 40% decline. The U.S. has lost 32% of its manufacturing jobs since 2000. Are you people following this? The outsourcing of jobs? The redistribution of wealth?