Tuesday, July 14, 2009
POPE ENDORSES "WORLD POLITICAL AUTHORITY"
By Cliff Kincaid
July 9, 2009
© 2009 Cliff Kincaid - All Rights Reserved
Some in the media are calling it just a statement about “economic justice.” But Pope Benedict XVI’s “Charity in Truth” statement, also known as an encyclical, is a radical document that puts the Roman Catholic Church firmly on the side of an emerging world government.
In explicit and direct language, the Pope calls for a “true world political authority” to manage the affairs of the world. At the same time, however, the Pope also warns that such an international order could “produce a dangerous universal power of a tyrannical nature” and must be guarded against somehow.
The New York Times got it right this time, noting the Pope’s call for a world political authority amounted to endorsement of a New World Economic Order, a long-time goal of the old Soviet-sponsored international communist movement. Bloomberg.com highlighted the Pope’s call for a new world order with “teeth.”
The Pope’s shocking endorsement of a “World Political Authority,” which has prophetic implications for some Christians who fear that a global dictatorship will take power in the “last days” of man’s reign on earth, comes shortly after the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis issued a call for global taxes and more powerful global institutions. U.N. General Assembly President, Miguel D’Escoto, a Communist Catholic Priest, gave a speech at the event calling on the nations of the world to revere “Mother Earth” but concluded with words from the Pope blessing the conference participants.
The controversial Papal statement comes just before a meeting of the G-8 nations and a scheduled meeting between the Pope and President Obama at the Vatican on July 10.
Sounding like Obama himself, Pope Benedict says this new international order can be accomplished through “reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth.”
The “teeth” may come in adopting the global environmental agenda, which the Pope warmly embraces.
Sounding like Al Gore, the Pope said that one pressing need is “a worldwide redistribution of energy resources, so that countries lacking those resources can have access to them.” He adds that “This responsibility is a global one, for it is concerned not just with energy but with the whole of creation, which must not be bequeathed to future generations depleted of its resources.”
“The Church has a responsibility towards creation and she must assert this responsibility in the public sphere,” he explains.
In a statement that sounds like an endorsement of a new global warming treaty, which will be negotiated at a U.N. conference in December, the Pope says, “The international community has an urgent duty to find institutional means of regulating the exploitation of non-renewable resources, involving poor countries in the process, in order to plan together for the future.”
“The technologically advanced societies can and must lower their domestic energy consumption, either through an evolution in manufacturing methods or through greater ecological sensitivity among their citizens.” he declares.
In terms of how this new “world political authority” should look, the Pope says that it, too, should have “teeth” in the form of “the authority to ensure compliance with its decisions from all parties, and also with the coordinated measures adopted in various international forums.” Pope Benedict declares that “such an authority would need to be universally recognized and to be vested with the effective power to ensure security for all, regard for justice, and respect for rights.”
But the document, which is more than 30,000 words long, is contradictory in that it pretends that a world government can co-exist with freedom and democracy. For example, the statement calls for “a greater degree of international ordering, marked by subsidiarity, for the management of globalization.” The term “subsidiarity” is usually defined as having matters handled by local authorities, not international bureaucrats.
In another example of double-speak, the Pope declares that “Globalization certainly requires authority, insofar as it poses the problem of a global common good that needs to be pursued. This authority, however, must be organized in a subsidiary and stratified way, if it is not to infringe upon freedom and if it is to yield effective results in practice.”
He doesn’t explain how it will be possible for citizens to influence or control this “world political authority” when they are under its bureaucratic control.
In the statement about how the New World Order could turn into a tyranny, the Pope is also contradictory, declaring that “...the principle of subsidiarity is particularly well-suited to managing globalization and directing it towards authentic human development. In order not to produce a dangerous universal power of a tyrannical nature, the governance of globalization must be marked by subsidiarity, articulated into several layers and involving different levels that can work together.”
Against, he doesn’t explain how people on the local or even national levels will be able to resist this tyranny.
In a strong endorsement of foreign aid, the Pope says that “In the search for solutions to the current economic crisis, development aid for poor countries must be considered a valid means of creating wealth for all.”
But there must be more. He says that “...more economically developed nations should do all they can to allocate larger portions of their gross domestic product to development aid, thus respecting the obligations that the international community has undertaken in this regard.”
This statement seems to be an urgent call for fulfilment of the U.N.’s Millennium Development Goals, which involve an estimated $845 billion from the U.S. over a ten-year period.
The Pope goes on to say that the social order should conform to the moral order, but the fact is that on moral issues such as abortion and homosexuality, the agenda of the United Nations is opposed to that of the Catholic Church. Even on capital punishment, there is disagreement. The U.N. opposes it while traditional church teaching (Section 2267 of the Catholic Catechism) allows it in certain cases.
In his statement, the Pope declares that “Some non-governmental Organizations work actively to spread abortion, at times promoting the practice of sterilization in poor countries, in some cases not even informing the women concerned. Moreover, there is reason to suspect that development aid is sometimes linked to specific health-care policies which de facto involve the imposition of strong birth control measures. Further grounds for concern are laws permitting euthanasia as well as pressure from lobby groups, nationally and internationally, in favour of its juridical recognition.”
What he doesn’t mention is that some of these groups operate through and with the support of the United Nations.
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When you interview Cliff Kinkaid [SIC] Tuesday evening regarding Pope Benedict XVI's "evident endorsement" of New World Order machinery and system - please read him this reply from John-Henry Westen in his July 8, 2009 LifeSiteNews article:
Pope's New Encyclical Speaks AGAINST, not for One-World Government and New World Order
Newspapers, blogs, talk-shows on radio and television are full of discussion over Pope Benedict XVI's supposed call for a "new world order" or a "one-world government." These ideas are, however, neither based in reality nor a clear reading of the Pope's latest encyclical, Caritas in Veritate, the release of which yesterday spawned the heated discussion.
The Pope actually speaks directly against a one-world government, and, as would be expected from those who have read his previous writings, calls for massive reform of the United Nations. Confusion seems to have come from paragraph 67 of the encyclical, which has some choice pull-quotes which have spiced the pages of the world's news, from the New York Times to those of conspiracy theorist bloggers seeing the Pope as the Anti-Christ.
The key quote which has led to the charge reads: "To manage the global economy; to revive economies hit by the crisis; to avoid any deterioration of the present crisis and the greater imbalances that would result; to bring about integral and timely disarmament, food security and peace; to guarantee the protection of the environment and to regulate migration: for all this, there is urgent need of a true world political authority, as my predecessor Blessed John XXIII indicated some years ago."
However, in paragraph 41, the Holy Father specifically differentiates his concept of a world political authority from that of a one-world government. "We must," he says "promote a dispersed political authority." He explains that "The integrated economy of the present day does not make the role of States redundant, but rather it commits governments to greater collaboration with one another. Both wisdom and prudence suggest not being too precipitous in declaring the demise of the State. In terms of the resolution of the current crisis, the State's role seems destined to grow, as it regains many of its competences. In some nations, moreover, the construction or reconstruction of the State remains a key factor in their development."
Later in the encyclical (57) he speaks of the opposite concept to one- world government -subsidiarity (the principle of Catholic social teaching which states that matters ought to be handled by the smallest, lowest or least centralized competent authority) - as being essential. "In order not to produce a dangerous universal power of a tyrannical nature, the governance of globalization must be marked by subsidiarity," says the Pope.
Another of the key quotes which is being extracted for shock value from the encyclical is this: "In the face of the unrelenting growth of global interdependence, there is a strongly felt need, even in the midst of a global recession, for a reform of the United Nations Organization, and likewise of economic institutions and international finance, so that the concept of the family of nations can acquire real teeth."
Since long before his papacy, Joseph Ratzinger has vigorously fought the United Nations' vision of a 'New World Order'. As early as 1997, and repeated subsequently, Ratzinger took public aim at such a vision, noting that the philosophy coming from UN conferences and the Millennium Summit "proposes strategies to reduce the number of guests at the table of humanity, so that the presumed happiness [we] have attained will not be affected."
"At the base of this New World Order", he said is the ideology of "women's empowerment," which erroneously sees "the principal obstacles to [a woman's] fulfillment [as] the family and maternity." The then-cardinal advised that "at this stage of the development of the new image of the new world, Christians - and not just them but in any case they even more than others - have the duty to protest."
Benedict XVI in fact repeats those criticisms in the new encyclical. In Caritas in Veritate, the Pope slams "practices of demographic control, on the part of governments that often promote contraception and even go so far as to impose abortion." He also denounces international economic bodies such as the IMF and World Bank (without specifically naming them) for their lending practices which tie aid to so-called 'family planning.' "There is reason to suspect that development aid is sometimes linked to specific health-care policies which de facto involve the imposition of strong birth control measures," says the encyclical.
Any vision of a proper ordering of the world, of international economics or political cooperation, suggests the Pope, must be based on a "moral order." That includes first and foremost "the fundamental right to life" from conception to natural death, the recognition of the family based on marriage between one man and one woman as the basis of society and freedom for faith and cooperation among all peoples based on principles of natural law.
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Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in a scene from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Vatican has given the film adaption two thumps up. (Warner Bros. Pictures)The next Harry Potter film has yet to be released but it has already won praise from one of the hardest critics of the boy wizard.
The Vatican newspaper announced Monday that it approves of the adaptation of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
In the newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican gave the film two thumbs up for its treatment of adolescent love and stated it was the best adaptation yet. The newspaper also said that the Potter film achieved the "correct balance" and helped deliver the message that good prevails over all evil.
In the past, the Vatican condemned the Harry Potter books and said the character was the "wrong kind of hero." The church, along with religious groups, also attacked the wizard novels for promoting witchcraft and felt they were a threat to young children.
Recently, a conservative Austrian priest, Rev. Gerhard Maria Wagner, sharply criticized the books. Wagner called the Harry Potter novels Satanism.
Wagner, who in January was named by Pope Benedict XVI as auxiliary bishop of Linz, stepped down after an outcry from the Austrian Catholic community over his promotion.
In the sixth film of the franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and his friends must help protect Hogwarts, their school, from the evil sorcerer, Lord Voldemort.
The film is slated to hit theatres July 15.
With files from The Associated Press
THE MASK IS COMING OFF!
By Cliff Kincaid
July 14, 2009
The Boston Globe won a 2003 Pulitzer Prize for covering the Catholic Church’s decades-long cover-up of priests who sexually abused children. There is a Pulitzer Prize waiting for the reporter who can figure out why the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church, considered by Catholics the personal representative of Jesus Christ, has emerged as an advocate of one of the most corrupt and non-Christian organizations on the face of the earth—the United Nations.
The U.N. has been rocked by scandals involving U.N. “peacekeepers” who sexually abuse women and children, the failure to protect populations in danger of genocide, and financial corruption. It is an anti-American institution founded by a Soviet spy that is currently headed by a Communist Catholic Priest, U.N. General Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto, who recently gave a speech at a U.N. financial conference on the need to protect “Mother Earth.”
So when the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Benedict XVI, endorsed a “World Political Authority” in his encyclical Caritas in Veritate, it was big news that could only be understood in the context of the growing power and influence of the U.N. The timing was also significant. The Papal statement was issued just before a meeting of the G-8 nations, including the U.S., Russia and China, and before the Pope’s meeting with President Barack Obama.
Conservatives who should know better have tried to play down the nature of the Pope’s dangerous proposal. In a July 10 Wall Street Journal article, American Roman Catholic Priest Robert A. Sirico of the conservative Acton Institute ignored the controversial “World Political Authority” passage and wrote that “People seeking a blueprint for the political restructuring of the world economy won’t find it here.”
To read the rest of the article -
Vatican-Backed Newspaper Hails Latest 'Harry Potter' Film for 'Values'
The Vatican's semi-official newspaper offered a surprisingly positive review of the latest “Harry Potter” film, saying that the moral values presented are more likely to stick with moviegoers than any appeal that witchcraft may have.
The Vatican’s semi-official newspaper offered a surprisingly positive review of the latest “Harry Potter” film, saying that the moral values presented are more likely to stick with moviegoers than any appeal that witchcraft may have.
“It is more likely that at the end of the viewing or reading, rather than the allure of magic ... what remains are the scenes that evoke values such as friendship, altruism, loyalty, and the gift of self,” wrote L'Osservatore on Monday.
Furthermore, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” makes clear the line between those who do good and those who do evil and also makes it hard for readers and viewers not to want to identify with the former, the newspaper noted.
“Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” which hits theaters Wednesday, is the sixth film to be based off the seven-part book series by author J.K. Rowling.
Though much darker than past films, the latest installment didn’t draw a negative review from L'Osservatore, as the one last year had.
In one of its pieces last year, a writer for L'Osservatore called Harry Potter “a wrong and malicious” image of a hero as well as an unreligious one.
"Despite several positive values that can be found in the story, at the foundations of this tale is the proposal that of witchcraft as positive,” the writer had said in reviewing “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”
This year, L'Osservatore did offer a few criticisms against the popular franchise's latest production, including one against Rowling for omitting any explicit "reference to the transcendent" in her books.
But it lauded the movie for achieving the “right balance” when presenting the growing attraction of the film’s teenage characters, noting how it stressed that there is “no magic formula to avoid the ‘dangers’ of adolescence.”
The newspaper also noted how “the spastic search for immortality epitomized by Voldemort (the dark wizard) is stigmatized.”
“There is an ancestral wisdom that suggests not to give in to calls for an impossible eternal happiness on earth and the illusion that everything is possible,” it added.
While L'Osservatore is available on the Vatican’s website, the articles it contains do not always reflect the Catholic Church’s position. Vatican officials say articles in the newspaper present the personal opinion of the author.
Kevin P. Donovan
Christian Post Reporter
At some point the excuses are going to run out. It's time to
You need to be more responsible when you are either quoting out of context - or are in a rush to post your anti-Catholic comments.
For example, the last paragraph concerning Kevin Donovan's article in "Christian Post Reporter" states as follows:
"While L'Osservatore is available on the Vatican's website, the articles it contains do not always reflect the Catholic Church’s position. Vatican officials say articles in the newspaper present the personal opinion of the author."
Re: "Anon 10:59 there are also those who claim the Pope was really speaking against world government and not for it.
At some point the excuses are going to run out. It's time to
And just whose "reality" is that?
All of the Cstholic haters who have made up their minds that they will only believe the propoganda that supports that hate - despite any evidence to the contrary?
No, thank you. True Christians have love and humility in their hearts - qualities which are sadly missing from SOME of you!
Maybe it's time to remind some of these posters (who have the illusion that they are above it all) that the New Age Movement has infiltrated ALL religions: Protestant, Catholic and Jewish.
Talk about the mask coming off . . .
A good analysis of this phenomenon is found in an article by J. R. Nyquist, "All Conspiracy Theories Are Not Created Equal."
Do a Google search on Nyquist and the above title, and read it through. It should be required reading for all blog sites with lots of readers and commenters.
Hmmm... I don't think "commenters" is technically a word....
VERY DISTURBING AND OUT OF CHARACTER FOR PAST POSITIONS OF POPE BENEDICT XVI. I am most disappointed at any ratification of Harry Potter which is socialized and intellectualized occult initiation for our children. Rev. Wagner was correct -- it is Satanism!
I have an idea... How about limiting comments on the Catholic Church to those who have actually studied the faith?! I would never dream of insulting any faith, especially one I know nothing (or at least nothing other than hateful and unsubstantiated propaganda) about. I advise those of you who enjoy insulting the Pope or the Catholic Church to get the facts before making fools of yourselves any further. Yes, I said FACTS. There is always propaganda to be found that will support whatever pre-conceived notion we may have. Use your intelligence, swallow your pride, and have an open mind. I dare you!
I'm sorry, Constance, that your comment section has become such a haven for Catholic bashers. I don't think this is what you intended.
"The New Age movement has infiltrated just about everything."
And the more I think of it, the more the educational aspect of it really vexes my spirit:
young absorbant minds ready to tackle whatever is put in front of them, end up processing trash and
ingesting stupid socialist mythology instead of useful factual information and factual history, much less great liturature.
The recent quotes from Pope Benedict really hit the
mark. He said that feminist ideology is behind all this upheaval and I agree with him. Young women since the sixties have been told over and over that the worst thing that could possibly happen to them is that they might get STUCK with a family.
Horrors ! Any young woman with any self respect would never allow herself to be "enslaved" in such an awful way.
The highjacking of modern American education took place not gradually but really quickly and I believe I can remember thinking to myself in about 1972 or so, in high school, that something had radically changed in my classes and in the teachers
and in the whole system. I couldn't articulate it then, and neither can any high school boy articulate it now but he sure can feel the system putting the screws to him whether he wants to study hard or not.
You've interviewed Charlotte Iserbyt more than once and what she has to say is so mind bioggling
that I just wish everyone would read her work. This attack is worse than Pearl Harbor or the Twin Towers, as far as what has been wrecked in this country. I still have very much affection for my teachers and for teachers in general but it looks to me like they collectivly just laid down and surrendered on this one. And this is the reason why America isn't going to rise up and pull together and shake off this tyranny; because we're barely literate anymore.
God help us.
If you news / info - ideas - questions - expres them.
A sharp discussion of facts is one thing and that should be fine in polite context - speculation without facts (or sometimes worse, a few facts - and perhaps some of them incorrect) quite is another.
I would recommend you having Craig Heimbichner on your show as a guest. He wrote a very good book on the OTO called "Blood on the Altar" and its serving as the graduate school of Freemasonry. And he is also a traditional Catholic (adhering to pre-Vatican II teachings on faith & morals).
He gave a great interview on the "double mind" inside the Vatican. Enjoy it in your spare time:
"Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you." -Ephesians 4:25
By His Grace,
The comments section under greencarcongress.com says it all!!]
Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR) Project:
"We originated the concept of the EATR in 2003 and the project was sponsored as a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) project by an agency of the Department of Defense."
"The purpose of the Energetically Autonomous Tactical Robot (EATR)™ (patent pending) project is to develop and demonstrate an autonomous robotic platform able to perform long-range, long-endurance missions without the need for manual or conventional re-fueling, which would otherwise preclude the ability of the robot to perform such missions. The system obtains its energy by foraging – engaging in biologically-inspired, organism-like, energy-harvesting behavior which is the equivalent of eating. It can find, ingest, and extract energy from biomass in the environment (and other organically-based energy sources), as well as use conventional and alternative fuels (such as gasoline, heavy fuel, kerosene, diesel, propane, coal, cooking oil, and solar) when suitable."
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Robotic Technology Purchases Beta Biomass Engine System From Cyclone Power Technologies for Use in Series Hybrid Power System-
"...The Cyclone engine’s combustion chamber is configured to create a rotating flow that facilitates complete air and fuel mixing, and complete combustion, so there are very low emissions, and less heat is released. The engine does not require a catalytic converter, radiator, transmission, oil pump or lubricating oil (water lubricated). All this results in decreased engine size and weight, and increased efficiency and reliability."
"In the proof-of-concept, the Cyclone engine will drive a generator to produce electric current for a rechargeable battery pack, which will power the sensors, processors and controls, and the robotic arm/end effector (battery ensures continuous energy output despite intermittent biomass energy intake). The engine will not provide mobility power for vehicle for proof-of-concept, but will for the EATR prototype."
"RTI calculates that about 3-12 lbs of dry vegetation (wood or plants) used as fuel in the Cyclone will produces 1 kWh. This equates to 2-8 miles driving, or more than 80 hours of standby, or 6-75 hours of mission operations (depending on power draw and duty cycle) before EATR would need to forage, process and generate/store power again. About 150 lbs of vegetation could provide sufficient energy for 100 miles of driving."
"According to RTI, the EATR demonstration project can lead to three potential commercialization projects:
1.The development of prototype and operational EATR systems for military and civil applications;
2.New civil and military applications for the autonomous intelligent control system; and, most relevant for Cyclone,
3.Development of the hybrid external combustion engine system for civil and military automotive applications, whether for manned or unmanned vehicles."
"...I definitely will envision military vehicle that could be refueled using natural resources.
However, AI vehicle that can "refuel" it self, sound kind of scary.
So what it will do on battlefield when it need fuel... eat some Soylent Green?
I thing somebody have to propose some new addition to Geneva Convention to band "eating humans" by artificial intelligent vehicle. Better introduce that before they build that."
[Amen to that!!]
Link To Article-
By His Grace,
Thanks again for the site Rosario, hope to see you again thursday.
"Cliff Kincaid serves as president of America’s Survival. Inc., (ASI), a U.N. watchdog group, and as editor of the Accuracy in Media (AIM) Report."
First of all, I want to both congratulate and thank you for giving us Catholics a generous amount of equal time in countering Cliff Kincaid's article by reading John-Henry Westin's July 8th LifeSiteNews article.
Great program, fair and balanced and a very stimulating discussion.
For me, as a Catholic (until I am presented with proof otherwise), I choose to believe Pope Benedict XVI's words (interpretation) over Cliff Kincaid's words (interpretation) of the Pope's very lengthy encyclical.
And I strongly disagree with Cliff Kincaid about wondering how the Pope would one day "compromise" the Catholic Church's teachings on abortion with the UN's policies.
On July 10, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI couldn't have been CLEARER with President Barack Obama on the Catholic Church's opposition to abortion. There was NO misunderstanding the Pope's strong words and message to Obama during their meeting.
In reply to Cliff Kincaid's concern from Catholics who he said had asked him recently, "Have you sold your soul?" My reply would be: "No, Cliff - I would never say that. What I would say to you is: 'In the future, please read the Pope's ENTIRE encyclical before you write about it and try to interpret it'."
I have Heimbeicher's book and read substantial portions of it. It was well researched and written. If I could get him as a radio guest, that would be great. If you have a way to put me in touch with him . . .
Anyway, I am so happy that the Pope has continued to stand for life. I don't see that positioning changing any time soon.
I am sure that our denominations are far from perfect (Rick Warren- anyone?).
For those who don't know the Catholics here are on the same side as Protestants as well as those who are Jewish. They all love the God, they want to fight evil and want to help fight the New Age Movement.
That is what this blog is about!
I am stepping off my soapbox now.
I have no problem whatsoever marking heresy anywhere it may be found, including my church, my denomination. My loyalty is to truth and God's word, not a religion.
But Lord, Lord, we did many wonderful works in your name! Depart from me I NEVER knew you.
Here's another link about EATR from Fox News that discusses the possibility that it can eat dead bodies.
Thanx for the link.
That's the logical conclusion when considering its military application, IMO.
Makes me think of the "Devastator" from the Transformers Revenge of the Fallen movie. That thing was "eating" everything in it's path, including the humans.
Once the military starts crossing the lines with an AI that can kill and destroy the evidence in one easy step...serious regulations need to be established worldwide before setting these things loose in society.
By His Grace,
They wouldn't necessarily have to be deceased either...
That's the thought I'm wrestling with over this EATR business.
By His Grace,
Since you have broached the education subject, I thought I would recommend a documentary I watched recently called Indoctrinate U. It covers much of the socialist brainwashing being done in the universities through out the nation. As well as the way conservatives of any manner are treated in our universities. You can watch it via google video, which I am providing a link for here.
Today the European Commission and MTV Networks International launched the "Play to Stop – Europe for Climate" campaign. The campaign will run for six months, and is aimed at raising awareness among young people about the dangers of climate change whilst mobilising them in the run-up to the Climate Conference in Copenhagen this December. "Play to Stop" targets 11 EU Member States and involves TV spots, a Moby concert in Stockholm, two concerts featuring other artists in Budapest and Copenhagen, webcasts and games, and editorial content about the battle against climate change. The Copenhagen Climate conference which will agree a follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol opens on 7 December.
EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: "Today's young people will bear the brunt of the impacts of climate change. The Copenhagen conference is probably our last chance to tackle climate change before it spirals out of control. There is an enormous desire around the globe for agreement to be reached, and we have to sustain that momentum. Events like this are vital, because young people are a tremendously important pressure group. They will be most affected by climate change – so their voices are the most important."
"No country will be spared the effects of climate change, and future generations will be worst affected. That's why communicating the urgency of the problem and fighting behaviour that aggravates climate change, are so fundamental for MTV," said Antonio Campo Dall'Orto, Executive Vice President of Music Brands for MTV Networks International. "It's a battle we fight step by step, day after day. The battle for a more sustainable, eco-friendly future is as much about democracy as it is about the environment, so we are proud to support the precious work the EU is doing for the environment through this Play to stop-Europe for Climate campaign."
As a long time lurker I want to ask you not to remove the Farmer stuff. It needs to be on record. You will be doing what the New Age people do if you take it down. It was exposed in the light. Don't hide it. I feel as bad as you about Farmer but this must stay in the record as a testament to the real evil we face.
In this one Geitner just refuses to even answer questions about bailout $
This one is on the federal reserve and the nonsense that is being perpitrated - most honest people just call it - theft.
And yet the people slept ........
Waiting for more confirmation on the possibility of "bank holidays" (closing them) in the fall - there are more than a few who think that it maybe due to the chinese seeking repayment - and the US having nothing to pay them back with - except perhaps - land(?).
The ideas that are coming out as far as global regulation probably wouldn't be seen in such a negative light if the financial crisis were real and not a controled crash. Look back to September-October 08 and start reading some of the posts by Dorothy, Paul, Doug, myself and others. The evidence is pretty clear, chaos was created in the financial markets, starting with housing, so that a new order could be brought forward. We are just now begining to see the fruit that was planted in the financial markets over a decade ago.
It is surely the biggest Big Brother project yet conceived. India is to issue each of its 1.2 billion citizens, millions of whom live in remote villages and possess no documentary proof of existence, with cyber-age biometric identity cards.
The Government in Delhi recently created the Unique Identification Authority, a new state department charged with the task of assigning every living Indian an exclusive number. It will also be responsible for gathering and electronically storing their personal details, at a predicted cost of at least £3 billion.
The task will be led by Nandan Nilekani, the outsourcing sage who coined the phrase “the world is flat”, which became a mantra for supporters of globalisation. “It is a humongous, mind-boggling challenge,” he told The Times. “But we have the opportunity to give every Indian citizen, for the first time, a unique identity. We can transform the country.”
If the cards were piled on top of each other they would be 150 times as high as Mount Everest — 1,200 kilometres.
India’s legions of local bureaucrats currently issue at least 20 proofs of identity, including birth certificates, driving licences and ration cards. None is accepted universally and moving from one state to the next can easily render a citizen officially invisible — a disastrous predicament for the millions of poor who rely on state handouts to survive.
It is hoped that the ID scheme will close such bureaucratic black holes while also fighting corruption. It may also be put to more controversial ends, such as the identification of illegal immigrants and tackling terrorism. A computer chip in each card will contain personal data and proof of identity, such as fingerprint or iris scans. Criminal records and credit histories may also be included.
It is Glenn Beck showing all the connections on his tv show.
We will be last in line due to the mild up roar - Real ID is not dead and is part of the larger global ID system.
My Grandma had that song on a 45 and I used to ask her to play it for me when I was a kid! ;-)
By His Grace,
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