Archives for June 2012

Champagne Flows as ICLEI Demands Lower Living Standards

The Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil for Local Envi­ron­men­tal Ini­tia­tives (ICLEI) is call­ing for eco­nom­ic “con­trac­tion” in Amer­i­ca and the rest of the devel­oped world. Their “World Con­gress” con­fer­ence in Belo Hor­i­zonte, Brazil, how­ev­er, is a lav­ish affair replete with rich food, cham­pagne and opu­lence. The bla­tant hypocrisy is stun­ning. Watch short video here.  

ICLEI Members Admit Bait and Switch to Boost Climate Agenda

Rio+20: ICLEI Mem­bers Admit “Bait and Switch” to Boost Cli­mate Agen­da June 18, 2012 Belo Hor­i­zonte, Brazil. To advance pub­lic action on glob­al warm­ing, par­tic­i­pants attend­ing the ICLEI World Con­gress admit­ted today that they are delib­er­ate­ly employ­ing new ter­mi­nol­o­gy to mis­di­rect oppo­nents and gain accep­tance of their efforts to reduce ener­gy use and green­house gas­es. […]

Rio +20 Tied Directly to Agenda 21

Read this 4-page Unit­ed Nations Sys­tem Chief Exec­u­tives Board (CEB) Joint State­ment to Rio +20 (dat­ed April 17, 2012). The Rio +20 par­tic­i­pants “renew our com­mit­ment to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment” and describe their plan for get­ting “The Future We Want” (dat­ed June 19, 2012). Read this detailed review of the imple­men­ta­tion of Agen­da 21 and the […]

Feds Take Historic Water Supply of Tombstone, Arizona

Before the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment declared own­er­ship of much of Ari­zona, water appro­pri­a­tions were estab­lished to Tomb­stone, Ari­zona.  Mag­i­cal­ly the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment now lays claim, fol­low­ing a nat­ur­al dis­as­ter, to pre­vent water line repair across “fed­er­al lands.” Free­dom Advo­cates asks:  Does the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment have the pow­er to own vast expans­es of wilder­ness any­way?  Does any­one […]