Archives for July 2013

Regionalism: Obama’s Quiet Anti-Suburban Revolution

The con­sen­sus response to Pres­i­dent Obama’s Knox Col­lege speech on the econ­o­my is that the admin­is­tra­tion has been reduced to push­ing a menu of stale and timid poli­cies that, in any case, won’t be enact­ed. But what if the admin­is­tra­tion isn’t actu­al­ly out of ideas? What if Obama’s bold­est pol­i­cy ini­tia­tive is mere­ly some­thing he’d […]

Who Killed Detroit City and Why?

Cities don’t die because of hap­pen­stance. The city of Detroit has been mur­dered by the same forces that are slow­ly killing cities all across the Unit­ed States. Detroit Becomes the Largest US City to Declare Bank­rupt­cy On July 18, 2013, Detroit declared Chap­ter 9 bank­rupt­cy to squelch most of their $18 bil­lion in debts. The […]

Agenda 21 Chapter 8 — The Final Coup

If you think the econ­o­my is sim­ply going to col­lapse, think again. The bankers, the cor­po­ra­tions, and the Unit­ed Nations have got ecosys­tem account­ing ready to rock and roll, and it’s set to change every­thing…. … the plan is bril­liant. You reduce the num­ber from 7+ bil­lion by at least 33% with­out fir­ing one shot. […]

Citizen Letter to CA Senator DeSaulnier regarding SB375 and SB1

Let­ter sent via email to Cal­i­for­nia State Sen­a­tor Mark DeSaulnier (7th Dis­trict) regard­ing SB375 and SB1, July 17, 2013: Sen­a­tor DeSaulnier, As co-author of both of these hor­ren­dous bills you should be ashamed of your­self. Why are you attack­ing sub­ur­ban and rur­al pri­vate prop­er­ty own­ers? Why are you push­ing for unelect­ed, unac­count­able region­al bod­ies to […]

Action Alert! Stop SB 1 — Eminent Domain Abuse and Bond Debt Without Voter Approval

Cal­i­for­nia Sen­ate Bill 1 (SB 1):  Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties Invest­ment Author­i­ty Sum­ma­ry of SB 1 If Steinberg’s SB 1 (Steinberg’s Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties Invest­ment Author­i­ty) becomes law, what will the cost be to you and each and every­one of us who own pri­vate prop­er­ty parcels? I believe this is one of the most dan­ger­ous bills and will […]

Boy Scouts of America to Require Sustainability Merit Badge

Excerpt:  The Boy Scouts of Amer­i­ca said in a state­ment to The Dai­ly Caller News Foun­da­tion: “In an effort to reflect a bet­ter bal­ance of the needs of youth and our nation today and in the future, Sus­tain­abil­i­ty, a new mer­it badge, will join Envi­ron­men­tal Sci­ence as an Eagle Scout option after its debut at […]

Why I Am Against the Common Core Standards

You hand John­ny his packed lunch, give him a kiss, and smile as you see him run off to school.  Once in the class­room, his teacher tells him that today is the big day to take the state test for Com­mon Core. John­ny sits down in front of a com­put­er and avails him­self to the […]

Restructure US Government to Make “Huge” Green Changes in America, Study Proposes

Excerpt:  One of the major imped­i­ments, the study says, is cre­at­ed by America’s “basic frame­work of gov­ern­ment, estab­lished by law,” which is “one of sep­a­rat­ed and dis­persed author­i­ty,” in which “gov­ern­ment agen­cies at all lev­els — fed­er­al, state, local, trib­al and even inter­na­tion­al — can only do what they have been autho­rized to do by […]