Agenda 21 - The Houston Chronicle Comes to the Rescue

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There has been some talk lately about "Agenda 21" and even legislation in Alabama over it's supposed plan of destroying private property rights of Americans.  I think the Houston Chronicle answers these conspiracy theorists correctly.

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"We'll call this campaign against Agenda 21 exactly what it is: a misguided conspiracy theory that lowers the level of dialogue and distracts from real issues. Texas deserves better. In reality, Agenda 21 is a creature with no teeth, only policy recommendations. It falls upon local voters and governments to decide whether they want to implement any of its points. Concerns about Agenda 21 should be up there with worrying that fluoridation is a Communist plot.

If politicians are concerned about the effects of sustainable development, they should talk about it in terms of policy rather than secret schemes. As for Houstonians, a city councilmember is probably a better resource than a YouTube video to learn about local sustainable development. And a conversation costs less than some groups' $195 "Stop Agenda 21" packet.

The Agenda 21 report may in its entirety have some good ideas, and some bad ones. As with any urban planning recommendation, cities have the ability to decide what is best for them. Despite the rumors, Houston isn't about to get rid of golf courses or paved streets."

http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Agenda-21-s-a-silly-distraction-3414112.php

 

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Charlie Ragonesi
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Hey Karl well you intrigued me enough to click thru to read the article you provided a link for. It amazes me hopw this kind of stuff can be read and taken seriously to the point of legislation. We get what we deserve by letting politicans manipulate us by raising these kinds of red herrings

Jun 16, 2012 07:42 AM #1
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Well put Charlie...you are exactly right.  It's the same old thing..."be afraid, very afraid."

Jun 16, 2012 07:46 AM #2
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Laura Giannotta
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Hey Karl, I too like Charlie will click through to read, but like most Americians I'll just read this and offer an opinion.  My opinion is, if you have enough money to hire the right people to do the spin, we're in big trouble!

Jun 16, 2012 08:23 AM #3
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Satar Naghshineh
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The ideology of Agenda 21 alone is a concern. If you want to go down the conspiracy highway, then we can have discussions about weather manipulation, eugenics, manipulation of behavior (The Stanford Institute), etc.  as "sustainable development" is already a given. Population control must be a factor in order to sustain the environment.

My personal take is that anytime you depend on government to protect you from a global crises, whether real or manufactured, you will become a slave to the new world order. So if global warming or Al Qaeda is your source of fear, I would be hesitate to surrender your personal liberty for government protection.

 

Jun 16, 2012 10:00 PM #4
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Dale Terry
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I'm with Satar, don't trust the government. With that said, do you want to believe that the governments around the world are going to take care of you or hurt you in the future?  Same question, different answer.  Governments are going to continue to take away rights a little at a time.  It doesn't have to be secret, they will spend your money out in the open, only you won't hear about it until it has been spent.

Jun 17, 2012 05:42 PM #5
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Ensure predictability in the flow of funds by contributions from developed countries, taking into account the importance of equitable burden-sharing;  (d) Debt relief. It is important to achieve durable solutions to the debt problems of low- and middle-income developing countries in order to provide them with the needed means for sustainable development. Measures to address the continuing debt problems of low- and middle-income countries should be kept under review. All creditors in the Paris Club should promptly implement the agreement of December 1991 to provide debt relief for the poorest heavily indebted countries pursuing structural adjustment; debt relief measures should be kept under review so as to address the continuing difficulties of those countries;

33.16. Innovative financing. New ways of generating new public and private financial resources should be explored, in particular:

(a) Various forms of debt relief, apart from official or Paris Club debt, including greater use of debt swaps;

(b) The use of economic and fiscal incentives and mechanisms;

(c) The feasibility of tradeable permits;

(d) New schemes for fund-raising and voluntary contributions through private channels, including non-governmental organizations;

(e) The reallocation of resources at present committed to military purposes.

 

29.5. Governments, business and industry should promote the active participation of workers and their trade unions in decisions on the design, implementation and evaluation of national and international policies and programmes on environment and development, including employment policies, industrial strategies, labour adjustment programmes and technology transfers.

 

The last part alone would make me against it.

Jun 17, 2012 05:49 PM #6
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Jun 17, 2012 07:12 PM #7
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Guys, once again; Agenda 21 is a NON-BINDING resolution from 20 years ago!!  And of course there are things within the resolution that could be good or bad. But to pass sweeping legislation, as they did in Alabama, that basically says that it is unlawful to embrace ANY policy recommendations that could be "traceable to Agenda 21" is just plain stupid.

Despite what the nice little video says, there is broad scientific consensus on Anthropogenic Climate Change...I'm sure you can 'Google' the list of all the major private and public scientific organizations that prove my point.

Jun 18, 2012 04:59 AM #8
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So Karl, what are you afraid of?  By your comments, the racist underachievers in Alabama have passed a law that won't mean a thing?  But unfortunately you are wrong.  Around the world, people are being forced to adhere to laws that mirror the same AGenda 21 goals.  Pick the state, pick the town, you will see the same agenda being passed as ordinances or "minor"civil laws.  They all add up.  What do you think all the world banks are for?  What about our country being "asked" to pay for climate change, to contribute to every 3rd world country in some way, and to accept international law?  These are parts of Agenda 21. 

I will contine to say this.  Take away the money and see what is left.  You will find that most of the things that control our world would be gone.  Only because those that currently rule would have no power without money.  Agenda 21 is about money.  Not goals.  Our world banks are not about helping people, they are about controling their money and through that, the people themselves.  Why else would they give money to banks and cause pain in the streets.  There is no sense to this.

You may disagree, and more power to you. But I live a life where those around me can hurt me at anytime.  I know those in power will and do the same, often as they can.

Jun 18, 2012 06:18 PM #9
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Dale - I can understand some of your sentiment.  I look at the Adelson's of the world who are worth just shy of 25 Billion Net and hear that he is going to do whatever it takes to elect Romney.  Then again, I see a guy like Ted Turner or George Soros who are considered (rightfully so) more liberal and maybe they will flip the bill for the re-election of Obama.  It is the root, Money.  But its root is not just the paper its printed upon, but how it is used.  If a Liberal Chap spends on Infrastructure and Education, it is "wasted" as far Conservatives see it.  If a Conservative Chap spends on Foreign Policy & Immigration Reform, it is quasi-racist and elitist as far as the Liberals are concerned.

Other than the thing that propelled Pro-Wrestling to high ratings in the late 90's, I don't believe in the New World Order.  Not that I don't think it exists in some fashion, just that I think higher authority should leave me the hell alone if I'm not hurting anybody else. 

And if you ever could legitly take away the money, all bets are off.  No power without money?  What a concept?  You sound like a hippie, amigo.  The goals are money and power.  Unless it is a sermon on any given Sunday ..

Hi Karl!

Jun 18, 2012 08:28 PM #10
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Karl - Assuming the claim is true, what is the logical conclusion of preventing an anthropogenic climate change??  ;)

Jason - There is a book called "None dare call it a conspiracy". You can read it for free online, but I recommend finding a copy to look at the graphs and charts. Was written in 1971 and it talks about a global government. Very interesting read. It was funny that the author was trying so hard to show examples how the federal reserve was designed to help the banking cartel when that is so evident today.

Jun 18, 2012 10:57 PM #11
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Karl Hess
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OK - ONE MORE TIME: Agenda 21 is NON-BINDING!!!!!  What Alabama has done, in their paranoia, by passing this LAW is to take a 20 year old list of recommendations and made it the most important document in property development in the state. The legislation basically says that "any policy recommendations that are traceable to Agenda 21" will not be acceptable.  That could be interpreted to mean almost ANYTHING as the recommendations in Agenda 21 are fairly wide-ranging. And here I thought Republicans were against unnecessary laws and regulations....sheesh.

IMHO, there is no 'new world order' there is only the old world order of oligarchies that have been around for generations....hi Jason!

Satar, the debate about what to do about Anthropogenic Climate Change is the one we should have, not whether or not it exists.

 

Jun 19, 2012 05:08 AM #12
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Laura Giannotta
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@Jason...yea I'm an aging hippie and can't agree more on pro wrestling!

@Karl...as usual correct...but I'm a right leaning liberal, so you can never be right all the time...great thread you got started here!

Jun 20, 2012 11:49 AM #13
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Karl Hess
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Thank you Laura...I just think we should be passing laws to help smart-sustainable development, not legislation that could cause all kinds of unforeseen ramifications that use a 20 year old non-binding resolution as a new boogeyman.

Jun 21, 2012 04:10 AM #14
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"Satar, the debate about what to do about Anthropogenic Climate Change is the one we should have, not whether or not it exists."

I think we should talk about climate change and determine whether it is a natural cycle or caused by the inhabitants of the planet. Is there any other solutions to anthropogenic climate change other than population stability or depopulation?

I also agree with your stance on the Alabama law. I believe the law might create unintended consequences while trying to establish a political stance on a non-issue.

 

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