Thursday, May 31, 2012
Was someone an Asshole to you today?
Is your boss, friend, spouse an Asshole?
Is there an Asshole in your life you want the world to know about?
Well, shout it to the world from here!
*ONE COMMON DESTINATION
You’ve heard it all before. In 1982, British atmospheric chemist James Lovelock expounded the basis for sustainability in an Oxford Press publication. Lovelock’s Gaia Hypothesis warned that, unless humans halt their technical assault on Earth, she cannot heal herself and, for that reason, faces destruction. You see, Gaia-Mother Earth (oceans included) is perceived as a living, interconnected eco-system. For damages inflicted, she deserves human apology; and a “world brain,” consisting of the United Nations and its agencies, will see to it.
To this end, more than one hundred countries and international organizations are expected in Yeosu, South Korea, from May 12 to August 12 for EXPO 2012, international exposition recognized by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE). Marine biology takes center stage at Expo 2012, where some eight million visitors are gathering to stick it to industry for ravaging the sea. By promoting a new, post-Kyoto vision of international cooperation, the Yeosu Declaration leaps previously established boundaries by advancing its own brand of eco-guiltology.
The Expo’s literature touts the apocalyptic notion that random acts of greenness are laden with cosmic significance. Hence, the entire Expo site was constructed with recycled materials, using environmentally friendly methods to minimize waste. In fact, that very site will be developed as a model, environmentally friendly coast city. After the Expo, this test bed of Green Home projects will double as ocean themed timeshares and premium dwelling places.
Chicken of the Sea Striking Back
To merit the coveted status of “sustainable,” a community must limit growth, eliminate suburbs, establish ethnic/economic equality, and curtail consumption patterns consistent with America’s affluent middle class. All are deemed necessary to protect Earth, giver of life, from us irksome human ingrates called “humanpox.”
Deep ecology activists, pandering politicians, and moneyed foundations are pulling strings to affect what Tom DeWeese of the American Policy Center calls an “ecoligarchy.” Popular eco-dogma holds that biodiversity depends on humanity’s being kept at bay to make room for Mother Earth. Since theUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) went into effect, “living” oceans have found their voice. The Expo’s colorful emblem symbolizes the “living” ocean and coast—red for ecology, blue for oceans, and green for environment.
Oceans Have Rights
In concert with the International Day for Biological Diversity, scheduled for May 22, the Expo will pave the way for reaffirming global efforts to resolve industry’s assault on our fellow, the sea. Oceans are people, too, you know.
For her role in crafting and promoting the UNCLOS, pro-Marxist Elisabeth Mann Borgese bears the label "Mother of the Oceans" or "First Lady of the Oceans." Since 1993, when the convention went into effect, the ocean has emerged as supreme with respect to resources, food, space, and the environment. Dubbed the most comprehensive and far-reaching treaty ever devised, the UNCLOS mandates a global tax in order to exploit ocean resources, an International Seabed Authority to collect the revenue, and an international tribunal to govern ocean affairs.
Opposed by former President Ronald Reagan as the cornerstone of a Marxist-oriented New International Economic Order, the UNCLOS establishes an international legal regime, complete with a global court to govern activities on, over, and under seven-tenths of the world's surface. Provisions of the treaty permit international rules and regulations to govern economic and industrial activities on the remaining land area of the world in order to combat global warming and other perceived pollution dangers.
Curiously, from 2000 to 2010, some 2,700 scientists from over 80 nations collaborated to ascertain how much life is in the sea. Dubbed the Census of Marine Life, the effort involved 540 expeditions worldwide. In its final report, the Census team numbered sea life in the millions. Even so, human industrial activities are blamed for damaging the marine ecosystem and reducing fish stocks; and thanks to us (“human cancer”), the ocean faces what’s characterized as “severe crisis,” implications for which are global.
Enter, Expo Mascots Yeony and Suny
Official mascots of Expo 2012, Yeony and Suny, personify plankton (primary food source for marine life) and, by virtue of their presence, extol “harmonious coexistence” of the Planet with the “new post-industrial model citizen.” Sothoroughly indoctrinated are America’s youth that a sixth grader from Santa Cruz informed author Brian Sussman that anthropogenic climate change is threatening the planet so much so that sometimes she thinks humans "shouldn't exist."
That the planet is “irredeemably spoiled” offers justification for trendy eco-guiltology, contending that—for the greater good, of course—loggers and miners should be denied their livelihoods, ranchers best be robbed of grazing allotments, and commercial fishermen must forfeit their catches.
Obama Administration on Cue
The Obama administration is beginning a new push to get the U.S. Senate to approve the 1982 United Nations Law of the Sea treaty. Administration officials said the pact is necessary to protect the U.S. Navy’s right to carry out exercises off the coast of China. U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta claims, “The time has come for the United States to have a seat at the table. The time has come for the United States to fully assert its role as a global leader and accede to this important treaty."
Stick It to Industry
Eco-warrior David Foreman couldn’t be happier. The co-founder of Earth First!, Foreman set the blueprint: “We must make this an insecure and inhospitable place for capitalists and their projects. We must ... halt dam construction, tear down existing dams, and free shackled rivers.”
1992 Rio Earth Summit Secretary-general and late Canadian Maurice Strong advocated countering the culture of abundance with “a rite of atonement for the sin of excess.” To satisfy this charge, it’s essential to eliminate autos, pesticides, private property, and population, to curtail (or highly regulate) lumber and fishing industries, to undermine capitalism and rugged individualism, and to mix “fuzzy science” with advocacy, even anarchy.
A biology professor at California State University, Northridge, Dr. Stan Metzenberg complains that “The National Science Education Standards are based on the flimsiest excuse for research, and less than half the science is peer reviewed.” Yet even in the face of scientific uncertainty, radical
environmentalists demand action that severely compromises personal liberty.
environmentalists demand action that severely compromises personal liberty.
American Dream Turned Global Nightmare
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Thanks to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, World Wildlife Fund, and the World Resources Institute, what historically has been celebrated as the American dream is fast becoming a global nightmare.
Allow me to explain. Chosen during the Expo (and supported by international society seeking sustainable development), the Yeosu Declaration leaps the boundaries of past concepts to promote a new, post-Kyoto vision of international cooperation in peaceful use of the seas, demanding international response to pollution and overfishing. While tromping on developed countries, as the U.S.A., this declaration strengthens developing countries’ capacities in dealing with marine-related challenges.
“Bio-subversity” Come Full Circle
One of the key agreements adopted at the 1992 Rio Earth Summit was the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), signed by 150 government leaders. Inspired by the world community's growing commitment to sustainable development, the Convention recognizes that biological diversity is more about plants, animals and micro organisms and their ecosystems than it is about pesky people.
Accordingly, as founder of the UN Environment Programme, the late Maurice Strong advocated collapse of industrialized civilization as “the only hope for the planet.“ Ironically, this eco-dogma springs from one who lived a presumably comfortable billionaire’s life, compliments of Western industry he pooh-poohed. But I digress.
More to the point, the CBD is dedicated to promoting the socialist principle of government-managed development. You see, sustainability demands totalitarianism in order to enforce human subservience to biodiversity. Now we’re getting to the crux of the matter: That being control—more specifically,human control.
The supposedly utopian sustainable community being proposed and now modeled at EXPO 2012 aims to restrict humans to high-density “urban clusters” where non-elected civil society can readily manage where they live, what they eat and wear, and how their children are educated.
This Green plan and ethic for societal restructuring is advanced by the means of an Earth Charter, formally adopted by Seattle, Berkley, Urbino in Italy, and elsewhere. Likewise rooted in the 1992 Rio Summit, the Earth Charter mandates “joining together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace.”
Not surprisingly, somebody has to pay for all of this. And (no surprise here) that somebody is you. “One human family and one earth community with a common destiny” demand that you and I pay up if for no other reason than being alive.Through Agenda 21 the United Nations now dictates sustainable development in a majority of cities, towns, and states across the U.S. Its effective execution, after all, requires profound reorientation of all human society, as well as a major shift in governmental priorities. As fate would have it, The National Governors Association, the U.S. Mayors Conference and the League of Cities are all supporters and advocates of Agenda 21.
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
On this rainy Tuesday
sunshine is your name
Cloudy skies are
not the same
Rain drops fall but
not on me
because I have your love to fill my sea
Thunder crashes and lightening flashes
Lightening flashes and thunder crashes
Nothing shines as bright as you do
in my mind
my thoughts of you
On this Tuesday – rain or shine
it's grand to know that you are mine!
May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
If you visit northern California, you might think everything works well. But as soon as you reach San Francisco and travel south, you understand nothing can end up ‘well’ in a state morphing into third world slums.
What defines the ‘third world’? In a word: illiteracy! Once entrenched, you cannot and will not solve it, change it or rearrange it. It grows like barnacles on a whale’s belly, like slums in a city, like the AIDS virus.
On the Mexican border, the poorest of the poor cross the Rio Grande and set up Colonias known as ‘new neighborhoods’ in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. The New York Times reported on them, “The Third World forms on America’s southern border.” They found in 1985 an estimated 500,000 Mexicans living in cardboard shacks, trailers, no water, no electricity, no roads, no sewage. In 1995, the numbers hit 1 million. The NYT estimated at the current growth, colonias would reach 20 million within 30 years.
It means a gargantuan predicament for our country as to health, welfare, education, medical care and sustainability.
Finally, a no-nonsense historian, none other than California’s Victor Davis Hanson, wrote a sobering story for all of America as to relentless immigration pouring over our borders, both legal and illegal: “Two California’s—Abandoned farms, Third World living conditions, pervasive public assistance -- welcome to the once-thriving Central Valley.” Full text in www.capitoliticalnews.com
Victor Davis Hanson touched upon it in his travels:
“Many of the rented-out rural shacks and stationary Winnebagos are on former small farms — the vineyards overgrown with weeds, or torn out with the ground lying fallow. I pass on the cultural consequences to communities from the loss of thousands of small farming families. I don’t think I can remember another time when so many acres in the eastern part of the valley have gone out of production, even though farm prices have recently rebounded. Apparently it is simply not worth the gamble of investing $7,000 to $10,000 an acre in a new orchard or vineyard. What an anomaly — with suddenly soaring farm prices, still we have thousands of acres in the world’s richest agricultural belt, with available water on the east side of the valley and plentiful labor, gone idle or in disuse. Is credit frozen? Are there simply no more farmers? Are the schools so bad as to scare away potential agricultural entrepreneurs? Or are we all terrified by the national debt and uncertain future?
“California coastal elites may worry about the oxygen content of water available to a three-inch smelt in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, but they seem to have no interest in the epidemic dumping of trash, furniture, and often toxic substances throughout California’s rural hinterland. Yesterday, for example, I rode my bike by a stopped van just as the occupants tossed seven plastic bags of raw refuse onto the side of the road. I rode up near their bumper and said in my broken Spanish not to throw garbage onto the public road. But there were three of them, and one of me. So I was lucky to be sworn at only. I note in passing that I would not drive into Mexico and, as a guest, dare to pull over and throw seven bags of trash into the environment of my host.
“In fact, trash piles are commonplace out here — composed of everything from half-empty paint cans and children’s plastic toys to diapers and moldy food. I have never seen a rural sheriff cite a litterer, or witnessed state EPA workers cleaning up these unauthorized wastelands. So I would suggest to Bay Area scientists that the environment is taking a much harder beating down here in central California than it is in the Delta. Perhaps before we cut off more irrigation water to the west side of the valley, we might invest some green dollars into cleaning up the unsightly and sometimes dangerous garbage that now litters the outskirts of our rural communities.
“We hear about the tough small-business regulations that have driven residents out of the state, at the rate of 2,000 to 3,000 a week. But from my unscientific observations these past weeks, it seems rather easy to open a small business in California without any oversight at all, or at least what I might call a “counter business.” I counted eleven mobile hot-kitchen trucks that simply park by the side of the road, spread about some plastic chairs, pull down a tarp canopy, and, presto, become mini-restaurants. There are no “facilities” such as toilets or washrooms. But I do frequently see lard trails on the isolated roads I bike on, where trucks apparently have simply opened their draining tanks and sped on, leaving a slick of cooking fats and oils. Crows and ground squirrels love them; they can be seen from a distance mysteriously occupied in the middle of the road.
“At crossroads, peddlers in a counter-California economy sell almost anything. Here is what I noticed at an intersection on the west side last week: shovels, rakes, hoes, gas pumps, lawnmowers, edgers, blowers, jackets, gloves, and caps. The merchandise was all new. I doubt whether in high-tax California sales taxes or income taxes were paid on any of these stop-and-go transactions.
“In two supermarkets 50 miles apart, I was the only one in line who did not pay with a social-service plastic card (gone are the days when “food stamps” were embarrassing bulky coupons). But I did not see any relationship between the use of the card and poverty as we once knew it: The electrical appurtenances owned by the user and the car into which the groceries were loaded were indistinguishable from those of the upper middle class. [Rampant ID forgeries, theft and fraud abound in California.]
“By that I mean that most consumers drove late-model Camrys, Accords, or Tauruses, had iPhones, Bluetooths, or BlackBerries, and bought everything in the store with public-assistance credit. This seemed a world apart from the trailers I had just ridden by the day before. I don’t editorialize here on the logic or morality of any of this, but I note only that there are vast numbers of people who apparently are not working, are on public food assistance, and enjoy the technological veneer of the middle class. California has a consumer market surely, but often no apparent source of income. Does the $40 million a day supplement to unemployment benefits from Washington explain some of this?
“Do diversity concerns, as in lack of diversity, work both ways? Over a hundred-mile stretch, when I stopped in San Joaquin for a bottled water, or drove through Orange Cove, or got gas in Parlier, or went to a corner market in southwestern Selma, my home town, I was the only non-Hispanic — there were no Asians, no blacks, no other whites. We may speak of the richness of “diversity,” but those who cherish that ideal simply have no idea that there are now countless inland communities that have become near-apartheid societies, where Spanish is the first language, the schools are not at all diverse, and the federal and state governments are either the main employers or at least the chief sources of income — whether through emergency rooms, rural health clinics, public schools, or social-service offices. An observer from Mars might conclude that our elites and masses have given up on the ideal of integration and assimilation, perhaps in the wake of the arrival of 11 to 15 million illegal aliens. http://www.newswithviews.com/Wooldridge/frosty771.htm
Listen to Frosty Wooldridge on Wednesdays as he interviews top national leaders on his radio show "Connecting the Dots" atwww.themicroeffect.com at 6:00 PM Mountain Time. Adjust tuning in to your time zone.“Again, I do not editorialize, but I note these vast transformations over the last 20 years that are the paradoxical wages of unchecked illegal immigration from Mexico, a vast expansion of California’s entitlements and taxes, the flight of the upper middle class out of state, the deliberate effort not to tap natural resources, the downsizing in manufacturing and agriculture, and the departure of whites, blacks, and Asians from many of these small towns to more racially diverse and upscale areas of California.”
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