Utah to Feds: Stop Enforcing Our Laws

SALT LAKE CITY — Fed­er­al offi­cers and rangers have no right to enforce dri­ving and oth­er com­mon laws on nation­al for­est, fed­er­al range lands and nation­al parks, the Utah Attor­ney General’s Office asserts. The state is defend­ing an effort to lim­it the police pow­ers of fed­er­al offi­cers in the lat­est flash­point between Utah and U.S. […]

Unhappy Green Economy: People + Planet = Profit — Natural Capital explained

Sum­ma­ry: The ‘triple bot­tom line’ mea­sures peo­ple, plan­et and prof­it; this forms part of each of the For­tune 500’s com­mit­ment to sus­tain­abil­i­ty, and is often referred to as ‘ESG’, or envi­ron­men­tal, social, and gov­er­nance report­ing. It is now a legal require­ment in many coun­tries for com­pa­nies to report their effects on soci­ety and the envi­ron­ment. Instead […]

Assess, Monitor and Control or Fusion Centers — Part 5

Sum­ma­ry: Fusion cen­ters advance the tenets of Agen­da 21, Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment by assess­ing, mon­i­tor­ing, and con­trol­ling us.

Unsustainable Sustainability

Sum­ma­ry: Every elec­tion cycle can­di­dates deceit­ful­ly run on plat­forms of job cre­ation, pub­lic safe­ty, and a beau­ti­ful envi­ron­ment, because they know that’s what peo­ple want. Once in office, being fol­low­ers rather than lead­ers, they suc­cumb to ready-made tem­plates prof­fered by ICLEI and relat­ed orga­ni­za­tions. Con­sti­tu­tion­al­ly, it is patent­ly wrong, even trea­so­nous, for an elect­ed offi­cial […]

Local School Boards Are Being Replaced, Stripped Of Power

Sum­ma­ry: “The Com­mon Core Stan­dards” includes a per­­for­­mance-based test, aligned to the new stan­dards. Near­ly iden­ti­cal leg­is­la­tion is appear­ing state by state and is in all prob­a­bil­i­ty writ­ten by the Amer­i­can Leg­isla­tive Exchange Coun­cil (ALEC) or The Coun­cil for For­eign Rela­tions (CFR) who have now joined with the right polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tions try­ing to con­vince cit­i­zens […]

Bay Area Should Model Itself After City-States Hong Kong and Singapore, Futurist Said

SAN JOSE, Calif. — “The Bay area is a city-state, and we should act like one,” said Paul Saf­fo, a tech­nol­o­gy futur­ist who explores and pre­dicts long term change. “We need to think like a region, not a mere col­lec­tion of cities.” Saf­fo, man­ag­ing direc­tor of fore­sight at Dis­cern Ana­lyt­ics, said it was time for […]

Natural Capital Accounting

Nat­ur­al Cap­i­tal Account­ing is a glob­al effort to reshape account­ing prac­tices, eval­u­at­ing busi­ness on a Triple E analy­sis — Envi­ron­ment [nature before man], Equi­ty [new social sys­tem and legal prin­ci­ples] and Econ­o­my [as in fas­cist con­trol]. The pur­pose of this new sys­tem is to assign val­ues to nature and resources and advance the cre­ation of […]

Managing Human Wildlife

The Nation­al Wildlife Fed­er­a­tion regards human beings as just anoth­er form of wildlife to be man­aged. A year ago this month, the US Nation­al Wildlife Fed­er­a­tion pub­lished a curi­ous, 60-page doc­u­ment titled The Psy­cho­log­i­cal Effects of Glob­al Warm­ing, And why the U.S. Men­tal Health Care Sys­tem is not Ade­quate­ly Pre­pared. Yes, that’s right. Wildlife activists […]