Friday, November 30, 2012

Agenda 21: Introducing Jonathan Soros

Name sound familiar?

Jonathan Soros is the son of Hungarian born billionaire currency manipulator, George Soros.  Soros funds such progressive organizations as the Center for American Progress,, America Coming Together and Open Society. 

Jonathan has been actively following in his father's footsteps.  In 2004, he served on the board of America Coming Together.  This is one of five other progressive groups in 2004 who joined together to help Democrats in get-out-the-vote efforts.  They were also fined $775,000 by the FEC for violating election law.  One of the other five groups was called America Votes. You might remember America Votes from our recent elections here in Arizona where they spent over $100,000 opposing Republican candidates. 

We won't even go in to the ties between Jonathan Soros and ACORN.  You can read about the connections here.

Jonathan is the President and Deputy Chairman of the Soros Fund Management LLC. Mr. Soros served as a staff member on the Clinton/Gore ’92 campaign and inaugural committees.  

Mr. Soros is also a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute where he "explores the roles of corporations in society."  He also "examines the reach and consequences of corporate 'personhood' after the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United. In addition, he is exploring the emerging field of social investment and the ways in which it mobilizes for-profit organziations for the production of public goods."

What is the Roosevelt Institute?

The Roosevelt Institute is a "nonprofit organization devoted to carrying forward the legacy and values of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt by developing progressive ideas and bold leadership in the service of restoring America’s promise of opportunity for all."

Because, FDR's progressive "New Deal" agenda is such a great example of "sustainability."

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a national student initiative, engages young people in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. Through communication and coordination with political actors and community members, students identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties and states. Taking advantage of the unique resources on their college campuses, they engage in policy research and writing and then connect the fruits of that research to the political process, delivering sound, progressive proposals to policymakers and advocacy groups. We call our unique model of policy activism Think Impact.

Here is a copy of a facilitator guide used to teach students about their project "Think 2040" which is just a new term for Agenda 21.  This is a plan to essentially encourage students to get involved to nudge their state and local leaders to take on the Agenda 21 platform.  Parts of the guide state:

As members of the nation’s largest student policy organiziation, the state is waiting to hear our vision for the future and our recommendations for achieving it.
Explain the order or operations to the audience.  Explain what is the end result of the conversation:  an action plan for implementing our vision for 2040, beginning at the local level.  "As Millennials, we have been faced with near impossible challenges.  Get a job in the most challenging employment climate since the 1930s; deal with the world's rising environmental problems; face up to the threat of terrorism.  In the face of these challenges, we have to be clear about what we stand for.  That's why we launched Think 2040.  In the last 9 months, students from across America came together and produced a set of goals for America that represents our generation.   In this event, we will take the next step and put those goals into action with a specific focus on [YOUR STATE].”
And this is what they are doing right under our noses:

The renaissance of bold millennial progressivism will not be realized in the federal offices of Washington, but on America’s sidewalks and street corners...Obama for America led a national dialogue throughout the election on what values shape our nation, but constructive exchangement must continue in the context of community action. In order to do this, we need to create spaces to facilitate the exchange of ideas on the local level, engaging all demographics of the progressive coalition. 
Hands-on opportunities to connect constituencies and build a progressive community are also sprouting up across the nation. Organizations such as the Future Project are creating innovative ways to connect young people with students and inspire brighter futures. (develop the next generation of community organizers using our public school system) At Groundswell, organizers are helping community members leverage their collective buying power to bolster the local clean energy sector.
Groundswell partners with the Clinton Global Initiative which is pushing Agenda 21.  They deal with everything from purchasing clean energy credits to advocating loan forgiveness for low income neighborhoods. 
One of the Board members for Groundswell is Bracken Hendricks from Soros' Center for American Progress and boasts he was an "architect of clean-energy portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act."
One of Groundswell's partners is a group called Washington Interfaith Network.
Washington Interfaith Network is an affiliate of the Saul Alinsky Industrial Areas Foundation and whose motto is "we organize for power to transform communities."
There is a list of numerous "religious" institutions of Groundswell.
And a member of the Groundswell Advisory Board?    Van Jones.
No wonder Van Jones said,
 “It's in that convergence of spiritual people becoming active and active people becoming spiritual that the hope of humanity now rests.” 
"There should be a moral principle there that says, let's green the ghetto first.  Let's go to those communities where they have the least abililty to pay for that retrofit and make sure they get that help, make sure they get that support.  And give the young people standing on those corners the opportunity to put down those handguns and pick up some caulking guns and be a part of the solution."
Agenda 21. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Agenda 21: Read All About It... On The EPA Website

One can read about the history and goals of Agenda 21 right on the EPA website.  Remember when radicals such as Van Jones said that you have to "drop the radical pose for the radical ends."  Those pushing Agenda 21 know that it is easier to brainwash children and youth with fun little games and activities than it would be to change the minds of stubborn, set-in-their-ways adults.  So, where is the best place to start?

Our schools.

Well, and the Disney channel which subjects children to the "pro-social green initiative" before they can even utter their first word.

Considering the largest voting block for Obama in the election were youth between the ages of 18 - 25, it seems clear that the 1992 Agenda 21 strategy has been remarkably successful.

Education and Sustainable Development: Selected Background

Schools in many countries emphasize environmental education and ethics as they prepare students to be environmental stewards. The concept of “sustainable development” has been important in influencing this direction worldwide since the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit) in Rio Janeiro. Sustainable development and environmental protection are integrally related; the “holistic” concept of sustainable development places environmental protection within a larger social context that includes economic growth and human well-being.

The World Commission on Environment and Development...defined sustainable development as 'development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.' The 1992 Earth Summit...brought global attention to the idea that the planet's environmental problems are intimately linked to economic conditions and problems of social justice. The Earth Summit also highlighted the importance of environmental education in furthering sustainable development goals. Principle 21 from the Earth Summit Declaration on Environment and Development (the Rio Declaration) states in part: The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a better future for all.

Agenda a broad-ranging program of actions developed by nations attending the Earth Summit. Chapter 25 of Agenda 21 is devoted to 'Children and Youth in Sustainable Development.' Agenda 21:
  • recognizes the important participatory role of youth in decision making and states, 'the specific interests of children need to be taken fully into account in the participatory process on environment and development in order to safeguard the future sustainability of any actions taken to improve the environment.'

  • states that governments should ensure that education ... incorporates the concepts of environmental awareness and sustainable development throughout the curricula.'

  • States that governments should 'establish procedures to incorporate children's concerns into all relevant policies and strategies for environment and development at the local, regional and national levels....'
The Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002 reaffirmed the importance of integrating sustainable development into education and strengthened the linkages between poverty, the environment, and the use of natural resources.

The EPA website also has links to website resources for k-12 students and teachers.  Students in 5th grade can learn "how many people it takes to ruin an ecosystem."  Or how pollution emissions and transportation are a major cause of global warming and how we choose to "move around" impacts our world tomorrow.  They can learn about solar energy in our homes or wetlands or evil oil spills. 

Strangely enough, what DIDN'T make the "sustainability" list is strapping trillions of dollars of debt onto future generations. 

In 1993, President Clinton through an Executive Order, created The President's Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD) to develop "bold, new approaches to achieve our economic, environmental, and equity goals."   These include some familiar goals:

Goal 1: Health And The Environment
Ensure that every person enjoys the benefits of clean air, clean water, and a healthy environment at home, at work, and at play. 

Goal 2: Economic Prosperity
Sustain a healthy U.S. economy that grows sufficiently to create meaningful jobs, reduce poverty, and provide the opportunity for a high quality of life for all in an increasingly competitive world.

Goal 3: Equity
Ensure that all Americans are afforded justice and have the opportunity to achieve economic, environmental, and social well-being.

Goal 4: Conservation Of Nature
Use, conserve, protect, and restore natural resources -- land, air, water, and biodiversity -- in ways that help ensure long-term social, economic, and environmental benefits for ourselves and future generations.

Goal 5: Stewardship
Create a widely held ethic of stewardship that strongly encourages individuals, institutions, and corporations to take full responsibility for the economic, environmental, and social consequences of their actions.

Goal 6: Sustainable Communities
Encourage people to work together to create healthy communities where natural and historic resources are preserved, jobs are available, sprawl is contained, neighborhoods are secure, education is lifelong, transportation and health care are accessible, and all citizens have opportunities to improve the quality of their lives.

Goal 7: Civic Engagement
Create full opportunity for citizens, businesses, and communities to participate in and influence the natural resource, environmental, and economic decisions that affect them.

Goal 8: Population
Move toward stabilization of U.S. population.

Goal 9: International Responsibility
Take a leadership role in the development and implementation of global sustainable development policies, standards of conduct, and trade and foreign policies that further the achievement of sustainability.

Goal 10: Education
Ensure that all Americans have equal access to education and lifelong learning opportunities that will prepare them for meaningful work, a high quality of life, and an understanding of the concepts involved in sustainable development.

 We will delve deeper into each of these goals and how they have come to pass.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Agenda 21: Buzz Words.

We're going to put together a series on Agenda 21 issues and how they have slowly been allowed to creep into our cities and schools throughout the United States including here in Arizona.  For those who aren't familiar with Agenda 21, here's a quick summary:

Agenda 21 is a "non-binding," voluntarily implemented action plan of the United Nations with regards to sustainable development. It is a product of the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janiero, Brazil, in 1992. It is an action agenda for the UN, other multilateral organizations, and individual governments around the world that can be executed at local, national, and global levels. The "21" in Agenda 21 refers to the 21st century. It has been affirmed and modified at subsequent UN conferences.
In the United States, over 528 cities are members of ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives), an international sustainability organization that helps to implement the Agenda 21 and Local Agenda 21 concepts across the world. The United States has nearly half of the ICLEI's global membership of 1,200 cities promoting sustainable development at a local level.

(Arizona cities who are a part of the ICLEI include Chandler, Flagstaff, Goodyear, Tempe and Tucson.  Mesa Mayor Scott Smith who is currently the Vice President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors (a partner of the ICLEI), signed off on a "climate change compact" in October 2009.
"...The mayor of Mesa, Arizona became the 1,000th leader to sign on to a climate change agreement under the United States Conference of Mayors."
  In signing the compact, local leaders commit to urging federal and state governments to enact policies and programs to "meet or beat the greenhouse gas target suggested for the United States in the Kyoto Protocol: a 7% reduction over 1990 emissions levels by 2012.

Just so you are aware, other local mayors who have signed the compact over the years include:

John Insalaco - Apache Junction
Ronald Oertle - Bisbee
Jackie Meck - Buckeye
Jack Hackim - Bullhead City
Joseph Donaldson - Flagstaff
Steven Berman - Gilbert
James Cavanaugh - Goodyear
Paul Loomis - Oro Valley
Bob Barrett - Peoria
Phil Gordon - Phoenix
Robert Walkup - Tucson
Allen Affeldt - Winslow

Trust us.  You'll discover that the Arizona mayors aren't the only ones who have signed on to the scam.

Here is a list of Agenda 21 buzz words so that when you see them, you will be able to easily recognize them as being part of the Agenda 21 "agenda."  When you see the words, keep these translations in mind:

sustainability = government control
equity = socialism
democracy = majority-approved theft
public education = government indoctrination centers
consensus = different opinions are not to be tolerated
growth management or smart growth = stack ‘em and pack ‘em housing
comprehensive planning = deprivation of property rights

(most common **)
agro ecosystems
carbon footprint
citizen organizations
community exchangement
community focused exposure
community planning
comprehensive planning
environmental justice **
food deserts
food justice **
growth management
human impact
livability **
livable cities
local visioning
new urbanization
public-private partnership
quality of life
resilience **
smart growth
social equity **
sustainability **
sustainable development **
think impact
urban absorption
urban ecosystems
viability **
visioning councils
wildlands projects

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Land Of The Free-bies

Look what Janet Napolitano at the Department of Homeland Security is promoting for "immigrants":


Depending on your immigration status, length of time in the United States, and income, you may be eligible for some federal benefit programs. Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of some immigrants and their families. Frequently, however, there is a lack of information about how to access such benefits. Benefit programs can be complicated and you may be given misleading information about how they operate.

Links are then provided directing the reader to official government websites and a variety of assistance programs such as:

Food Stamp program
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Benefits and services for immigrant survivors of domestic violence
SSI benefits
State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Hospital Emergency Rooms who are required to take you even if you cannot pay

The DHS has even put together a handy guidebook that outlines all of the FREEBIES that any new (unspecified) immigrant is eligible to receive.  Of course, the booklet also claims the United States is a "Representative Democracy."

The word “democracy” means “government by the people.” Democracy can have different forms in different countries. In the United States, we have what is called “representative democracy.”
This means that the people choose officials to represent their views and concerns in government.

According to the Census, 
  • The number of immigrants (legal and illegal) in the country hit a new record of 40 million in 2010, a 28 percent increase over the total in 2000.
  • Of top sending countries, the largest percentage increase in the last decade was for those from Honduras (85 percent), India (74 percent), Guatemala (73 percent), Peru (54 percent), El Salvador (49 percent), Ecuador (48 percent), and China (43 percent).

FLASHBACK:  Obama's $465 Workers Permit Amnesty And Jobs Plan

On May 17, 2007, the Cohen & Grisgsby Law Firm held their 7th Annual Immigration Law Update Conference.  The video essentially teaches employers how to steal jobs away from Americans.

The first step is to satisfy the Department of Labor's PERM (
Permanent Labor Certification) process by advertising often fake ad postings in newspapers or online to "demonstrate that no qualified Americans are available" in order to help secure green cards for H-1b workers.

We are complying with the law fully.  But, our objective is to get this person a green card and to get through the labor certification process.  So, certainly we are not going to try to find a place where the applicants are going to be the most numerous.  We're going to try and find a place again, where we're complying with the law.  And hoping, and likely not to find qualified and interested worker applicants.

Friday, November 16, 2012

School "Design A Campaign Poster" Project

For a recent 7th Grade Social Studies project, students were required to design a campaign poster for one of four "candidates" running for Congress.  The students were required to include one reason why voters should elect their candidate such as the candidate's age, education, experience or their most important issue.

These were the options:

1.  Maria Hernandez
Age: 28
Education: B.A. Harrison College; LL.B. Johnson University
Profession: Attorney
Experience:  three years as assistant prosecuting attorney for Midland County
Most important issue:  in favor of tough laws on criminals and aid to crime victims
Campaign motto: Fight crime and help crime victims!

2.  Jim Silenski
Age: 33
Education: B.A. St. Ursula's College; M.A. Johnson University
Profession: social worker
Experience: 10 years as a social worker for United Charities
Most important issue: in favor of health insurance for every child
Campaign motto: No child should go without health care!

3.  Roberta Lozano
Age: 45
Education: B.A. Johnson University
Profession: homemaker
Experience: community leader for 20 years; most recently led campaign to provide computers for elementary schools
Most important issue: wants more money for schools
Campaign motto: Good schools produce educated workers and a strong economy!

4.  Brian Bedford
Age: 52
Education: two years at Erie Technical College
Profession: owner, heating and air conditioning business
Experience: 30 years as owner of a small business
Most important issue: wants to lower taxes
Campaign motto: Lower taxes means more money in your pocket!

Notice that three candidates are lawyers, teachers and socialist community organizers with carefully chosen last names?

Notice that the one obvious "Republican" is an old white guy who is "uneducated" and owns a small business?

Is it any wonder why the largest age group who voted for Obama were 18 - 25, if this is the kind of propaganda they are forced to swallow?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Eric Holder And The COPS Program

Eric Holder and the Department of INjustice recently published the 2012 recipients of the COPS grant. (Community Oriented Policing Services)

Obama used COPS grants as part of his "recovery package" to reward police unions  AFL-CIO $100M to thank them for their help during the 2008 election.  Of course, there are always strings attached.  For example, cities who accept the COPS grant money are not allowed to reduce their force for a period of three years.  Also, those officers hired using the grant money must be paid to remain on the force for another 12 months following the end of the grant term.  Considering the economic situation in the country over the last few years, some cash-strapped cities have found the financial obligations to be a bit of a challenge.

In September 2011, Holder announced $243M in funding for FY2012"aimed at creating and saving law enforcement jobs."  The grant money "provides 100 percent funding for 3 years for approved entry-level salaries and benefits for newly-hired, full-time sworn officer positions or for rehired officers who have been laid off, or are scheduled to be laid off."

In September 2012, Holder announced an additional $3.5M in funding.

Qualifications for the award must include at least one of the following prerequisites:

** Hire new officers, who are military veterans (including filling existing officer vacancies that are no longer funded in an agency’s budget.)

** Rehire officers laid off by any jurisdiction as a result of state, local, or Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) budget reductions unrelated to the receipt of grant funding.

** Rehire officers scheduled to be laid off (at the time of updated application) from the applicant’s department on a specific future date as a result of state, local, or BIA budget reductions unrelated to the receipt of grant funding.

We know Eric Holder's opinion of the military so the first suggested requirement on the list seems a bit, shall we say, specious?  It is important to note that the only veterans who qualify are those who served AFTER September 11, 2001.

You can view the video of Holder discussing the grants here.

Arizona "cashed in" on their share of the grant money. 

Apache County Sheriff's Office - $360,000 for 2 officers
City of Winslow - $125,000 for 1 officer
City of Yuma - $1,000,000 for 8 officers
Gila River Indian Community - $875,000 for 7 officers

Let's take a look at some other states and cities who received COPS grants.  Did the DOJ "pay to play" in the recent election?  You decide.

City of Chicago $3.1M for 25 officers
(Obama's private residence is in District 1 of the City of Chicago Police District)

Chicago Heights $500,000 for 4 officers

Dearborn Michigan - $1.1M for 9 officers

Dearborn is located in Wayne County which also received a last minute award on September 27th for an additional $250,000 to support 2 officers. 

They obviously weren't helping out at the polls.

(This is the same County where a poll worker was threatened with a gun by a voter in a Detroit precinct. 

The Congressional Representative for this district is John Conyers.  Conyers sparked controversy in 2009 when he was asked if he read the Obamacare bill.  His response? 

“I love these members, they get up and say, ‘Read the bill.  What good is reading the bill if it’s a thousand pages and you don’t have two days and two lawyers to find out what it means after you read the bill?”

Michigan polling locations were monitored by members of the leftist group "Common Cause"  which is funded by, SEIU, NEA and the Soros' Tides Foundation.  What could possibly have gone wrong?  After all, Common Cause spent money on "Republican" Jerry Lewis during the 2010 recall election of Russell Pearce.)

North Las Vegas Police Department - $1.7M for 14 officers
(North Las Vegas' Clark County was one of 2 counties in 2008 that heavily went to Obama.)

Cuyuhoga County - $1M for 8 officers
(The same county which saw over 100 precincts who voted 99% for Obama) 

City of Akron - $1.5M for 12 officers
City of Canton - $800,000 for 7 officers
Toledo Department of Police - $1.875 for 15 officers

City of Philadelphia - $3.1M for 25 officers
(Obama received 100% of the vote in 59 Philadelphia precincts.  In the 16th Ward alone, at least 6 precincts show that Romney received ZERO votes.  We know that Philadelphia has SOME Republicans as witnessed by photos found online.  In the 14th Ward where members of the New Black Panthers stood outside polling locations, Obama received 96.9% of the voteRead here to see a report of the 2012 Primary voting irregularities in Philadephia which include voting by unregistered voters, non citizens, voting in the wrong party, voting multiple times.) 

City of Pittsburgh - $1.5M for 13 officers

Puerto Rico
various - $1.95M for 41 officers
(Do citizens of Puerto Rico even pay U.S.  federal income taxes?)

City of Tacoma - $5M for 15 officers

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Friday, November 9, 2012

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Election Results

One of the biggest take-aways from election day is that the Republicans around the country including here in Arizona were out numbered in the GOTV ground game.  That, and rampant voter fraud. 

How is it possible that nationally, Romney received FEWER votes than McCain?  McCain!?!  In Arizona alone, there were over 500,000 FEWER votes cast for President this year compared to 2008.  Roughly 200,000 of those were former McCain votes.
Other things that don't make sense:
- Obama received 60% of the youth vote whose demographic has a 23% unemployment rate.
-  Exit polls showed that Obama was trusted to handle an international crisis with a 60% approval rating even after the Libya coverup.
-  77% said that the economy was "poor" but still chose to vote for Obama.
What IS clear is that we have lost a generation to the lure of socialism.   Obama received most of his votes from those between the age of 18 and 40.  Products of the 1970s education system takeover by the Progressives combined with countless episodes of The Jersey Shore and The Bachelor. 
Welcome to the "Occupy" Generation.

Obama - 66,882,230
McCain - 58,343,671

Obama - 60,459,974
Romney - 57,653,982
Results around Arizona:

Mitt Romney apx 875,000  55%
Barack Obama  apx 682,000  43%
 U.S. Senate
Jeff Flake  (R) 50%
Richard Carmona (D) 45%
(Republicans could only hold on to a Senate seat with a 5% margin?)
Maricopa County Sheriff
Joe Arpaio (R) 53%
Paul Penzone (D)  43%
Senate District 8
Barbara McGuire (D) 49%
Joe Ortiz (R)  46%
(It's a shame that the RVF and Senate President, Steve Pierce, chose to not help Ortiz fight the $130k that was spent opposing him in order to win this Senate seat.  Surely we could have found 900 more votes had there been an OUNCE of Republican support)
Senate District 10
David Bradley (D) 54%
Frank Antenori (R) 46%
(Again, it's too bad Antenori received no help to fight the $150k used against him)

And the LEAST shocking of all?
Senate District 26
Ed Ableser (D)  15,952  53%
Jerry Lewis (R)  12,802  42%
But then again...we predicted this would happen.  Force a recall.  Put up a "Lewsly" Republican to run knowing they will never win against a Democrat.

 The left in Arizona are already saying that they have a really good chance to turn Arizona blue by 2016.
Elections have consequences...

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November 7, 2012

"If people let the government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson
"It does not take a majority to prevail … but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
- Samuel Adams