Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tony Blair, David Miliband, and Javier Solana must be going through some anxiety-laden times right now. My suspicions are that Javier Solana does not really intend to retire, but time and events will tell. I have suspected that if he does retire that English Foreign Minister, 44 year old David Miliband will be his likely successor. I have also suspected that David Miliband lacks Javier Solana's experience to handle the military as well as the foreign policy aspects of the complex, powerful position that Javier Solana himself shaped. Now it appears that the English people themselves are in large part opposed to either Tony Blair or David Miliband ascending to powerful positions in the European Union. You may view an enlarged version of the picture by clicking it. You may also read the full article by clicking here.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
According to a statement delivered by his emissary to a Middle Eastern audience, the current head of the United Nations insists that Jerusalem serve as a capital city for two countries: Israel and Palestinian Union.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
"They will call 'evil' good and good 'evil.'" It's disturbing enough when it happens elsewhere in our society, e.g. the State of Massachusetts, Vermont legalizing same sex marriage. Also, our USA President who campaigned saying he believed marriage should be between opposite sexes was recently quoted as saying same sex marriage deserved the same legitimacy and respect as opposite sex unions.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
It's now appearing that "Food for Oil" wasn't the only scam global trotting New Age activist Maurice Strong was involved in. According to this story which Susanna forwarded me by Judy McLeod of the Canada Free Press and forensic researcher/writer David Hawkins, the carbon credits scheme was an even bigger one. Since the story is no longer on the front page of the Canada Free Press, I thought I would take the liberty of republishing it here. Since the Canada Free Press made one of my back News with Views articles on the same Mr. Strong a Sunday front page headline, I thought turn-about might be fair play.
conned public Kyoto
by Judi McLeod & David Hawkins
Thursday, April 21, 2005Cover Story
(David Hawkins, Foundation Scholar-Cambridge University, and founder of the Citizen's Association of Forensic Economists at Hawks’ CAFE, and CFP investigative journalist Judi McLeod, have teamed up to write a series of articles on the UN’s radical socialist agenda executed across Intranets and virtual private networks, operated by the self-styled "Global Custodians". A new feature of Canada Free Press, the ongoing series combines McLeod’s investigative experience and communication skills with Hawkins’ brilliant research linking $40 trillion hedge funds, via an online portal on the 79th floor of One World Trade Center, to "disruptive technologies" developed by Canada for alleged use in the UN Oil-for-Food scam, 9/11 and Kyoto fraud.) This is the fourth in the series.
We’ve all been had.
The bottom has long since fallen out of the key group that master-minded the Kyoto Protocol credit scheme, but nobody seemed to have joined the dots.
It all began with the flight of Canadian Maurice Strong’s Earth Council from
as noted by the National Post’s Peter Foster in May, 2004. Costa Rica
With no fanfare, the Earth Council landed in CH2M Hill’s
Consumer Road Torontooffice towers.
The Costa Rican government has been pursuing the Earth Council for payment of U.S.$1.65 million, for the wrongful sale of a tract of land it imprudently donated to the Council. The land was donated to the Council by the Costa Rican government with the agreement that, if the Council moved, it would have to return the land.
It was in 1996 when
granted the Council the land in question. All Hell broke loose when it was discovered that the Earth Council sold the land that was not theirs to sell in the first place. Costa Rica
"The government cried foul, and the Earth Council upped and departed the country, citing the drain of the legal fight." (Peter Foster, National Post).
Not only was the Earth Council forced to bunk up with CH2M Hill, their hasty departure from sunny
also seriously impacted the Costa Rica where Maurice Strong was a prominent CEO. Universityof Peace
At last count, the
was destined to relocate to Universityof Peace ’s waterfront. Former Liberal MP Dennis Mills made a pre-federal election announcement with what he said was "the permission of Toronto ’s Prime Minister Paul Martin". Canada
About a year after the Earth Council hightailed it from
, Strong set up offices just down the hall from those of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, at UN Manhattan headquarters. Costa Rica
At that time, accountants for former Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueros, were pursuing Strong.
The calendar moves ahead and now The US Attorney’s Office want to talk to Strong about oil-for-food, and he’s not in the best books of the Kekoldi Indians back in
. Costa Rica
Incredibly, while Strong was organizing the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in June of 1992, in the same month of the same year, Costa Rica’s Ministry of Natural Resources were filing charges against Strong and his partner in Desarollos Ecologicos S.A., Julio Garcia for building the $35 million Villas del Caribe condo hotel on land located in the Kekoldi Indian Reservation and Gandoca-ManzanilloWildlife Refuge–without official permits. Strong’s son ran the luxury hotel.
But it is the carbon credits, devised for the Kyoto Accord that could be described as the biggest scam of all time that leads to the Canada Free Press lead, "We’ve been had".
The accord may have been engineered in
but it was manufactured in sunny Kyoto, Japan . Costa Rica
The blueprint can be found in a
May 9, 1997Earth Council media release, First Global Environment Commodity Goes to Market.
It happened at
and was launched by former U.S. President Bill Clinton. Braulio Carillo National Park, Costa Rica welcomed Clinton ’s launch of "the world’s first formal program to curb global warming through an international market in greenhouse gas emission reductions". Costa Rica
"President Clinton’s remarks followed an announcement by Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueros that his country would be introducing Certifiable Tradable Offsets (CTOs TM) to the international market.
"Each issued CTO TM represents the halted or reduced emission into the atmosphere of one metric ton of carbon."
Like carnival hucksters, the Earth Council and friends were selling carbon credits that were the equivalent of thin air.
Proceeds from CTO TM sales would help finance
’s further efforts to preserve and regenerate its tropical forests, with the specific intent of offsetting emissions from cars, industry and the burning of forests. Costa Rica
According to the Earth Council media release, "a portion of future sales proceeds will also go towards the development of an "Earth Centre" in
. A project of the Earth Council, the Earth Centre will be an environmental, education, science and entertainment facility envisioned as a "gateway" to Costa Rica ’s national parks." Costa Rica
How could this possibly be when the Earth Council took flight from
? Costa Rica
"The carbon certificates created by the Costa Rican government and
companies provide a new way to finance these investments," President Clinton said. U.S.
President Figueros saw the carbon certificate scheme as the creation of "the first tradable commodity of global benefit".
The CTO TM program was introduced to the market through a strategic alliance between
’s government, the U.S-based Centre Financial Products Limited and the Earth Council. Costa Rica
"To initiate the market today, Centre Financial made the first U.S. purchase of CTOs TM in the amount of 1,000 metre tons of carbon (equaling the average carbon emissions of 900 U.S. cars," stated the Earth Council media release.
The CTO TM creators said their credibility would be ensured by "an independent certificate process being developed with technical assistance from the World Bank."
The Costa Rican office for Joint Implementation (OCIC) was working with Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), a world leader in inspection, testing and verification, to "certify" the offsets.
Add to this mix, the entry of a Geneva-based entity called the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), brought to the table by Strong and sponsored by the Earth Council.
The Association is touted as having become one of the first "truly independent international verifiers of company emission reports and carbon credits" and can actually issue certificates that can facilitate trading.
Already recruited by IETA are some 35 major companies, including BP, Shell, General Motors and Canada’s very own BC Hydro, previously called BC Electric before the utility’s alleged 1961 expropriation from its then-owner, Power Corporation of Montreal, and just one year before Maurice Strong entered stage left.
From 1962 to 1966, Strong served as the President of Power Corp., assisted by his young protégé, a lawyer named Paul Martin.
In the controversial
credit scheme, companies are given certificates to emit fixed amounts of specific chemical compounds when it’s never been proven that man-made global warming is a real phenomenon. Kyoto
Government spy commissars would have to stand sentinel at smokestacks, similar to the one that sent white smoke from the
announcing the emergence of Pope Benedict XV1. But the commissars’ job would be to monitor emissions so that offenders can be caught. Vatican
Companies have been sold a bill of goods by an entity that exited the country where the non-commodities of "credits" were devised. Today, the Earth Council of Kyoto fame is nothing more than a skeleton staff and a bunch of files in the
offices of one of the world’s largest environmental companies. Toronto
Could it be that forensic researcher David Hawkins is right on the money when he says that what he calls the "Kyoto Kickback Kleptocracy" should be the number one issue in June’s expected Canadian federal election?
Canada Free Press founding editor, Judi McLeod, is an award-winning journalist with 30 years experience in the media. A former
Sun and Toronto Whig Standard columnist, she has also appeared on Newsmax.com, the Drudge Report, Foxnews.com, and World Net Daily. Judi can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org . Kingston
David Hawkins, Foundation Scholar-Cambridge University, and founder of the Citizen's Association of Forensic Economists at Hawks' CAFE
Saturday, October 24, 2009
There is a "European Neighbourhood Process" currently in place. It was a reconfirmation of the Barcelona Process which now is known as "Barcelona Process: Union for the Mediterranean." Both Herb Peters and I wrote extensively in past about this. I did a radio interview with Israel National Radio on February 18, 2007 about it. You may download it by going to my "Presentations for downloading" link at the right of my blogspot.
Friday, October 23, 2009
A very fit Solana declared: "Allow me to say that Israel is a member of the European Union without being a member of its institutions". He added that Israel is an "integral part of all EU programmes", contributing with its eminent know-how in leading technologies.
Res ipsa loquitur -- "the thing speaks for itself. STAY TUNED!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Javier Solana is delivering an important speech today -- to the Institute for Security Studies of the European Union. He is its boss as well as much of the rest of the European Union machinery. He interestingly claims that the European Union is now taking "executive action" towards the rest of the world.
"Dear friends,We have a pressing policy agenda for the next few months. Climate change sits right at the top, . It is vital that we get an ambitious deal in Copenhagen that really sets the world on a low-carbon trajectory. I am concerned that the politics of climate change is falling behind what the scientists are telling us needs to happen. If left unchecked, climate change will create real havoc. And as Nicholas Stern has demonstrated: the costs of inaction vastly outweigh the costs of taking action. So we can take our responsibilities now or pay a much higher price later. And let us be clear: if we pay later, we will not just pay in financial terms, also in political terms. As European Union we have made a credible commitment on both emission targets and financing. We expect the US, China, India and many others to act in the same spirit. This is a test for the global system and a test for European Union that has invested so much leadership in this issue."
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
UPDATE: Tony Blair's star reportedly "fading" on EU scene.
Shimon Peres has been hosting a party in Israel this week: "Facing Tomorrow." I can safely say that if Israel has a New Ager in high places, it is Shimon Peres. Shimon Peres and Javier Solana have much in common. In fact, they were the two who executed the Treaty of Association between the European Union and Israel. That transpired on November 20, 1995. Only two days later, November 22, 1995, Israel would suffer along with other nearby parts of the Middle East, the strongest earthquake in its history. That was a 7.2 mw one epicentered at Eilat in the Gulf of Aqaba region. That was also the only earthquake I have heard of to be historically revised downwards for a time -- from 7.2 mw to one only 6.2 mw. Interestingly, the earthquake research center, Avram Hostetter. His agency had evidently put out the minimized 6.2 mw revised statistics on the quake which even the US Geological Center had reported as 7.2 mw. doing the revisionist history was established as part of the Israeli Peace Process -- "to study Jordan Valley rift phenomena." It was named the Geophysical Institute of Israel. I had interesting email correspondence with the director of that center, the one putting out the 6.2 revised data story. His name is "Avram Hostetter." He finally reluctantly admitted to me that the earthquake had been measured by the various observers from 7.1 mw to 7.3 mw with 10,000 aftershocks. He had personally, he admitted, measured it at 7.2 mw. He then added "but the public perception is 6.2 mw and that is where the public p erception shall remain."
Friday, October 16, 2009
Looks like Javier Solana isn't retiring in October 2009 after all. Below just in from google alerts (Friday, 10-16-2009):
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with the European Union's leaders next month in Washington, the White House said Friday.
Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will sit down with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, and High Representative/Secretary General Javier Solana on Nov. 3. The White House said the session will address a range of issues, including climate change, the global economy, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.
Reinfeldt currently holds the rotating E.U. presidency.
The following day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will host meetings at the State Department.
"The European Union and the United States enjoy strong relations and partner together around the world to promote peace, prosperity, and democratic freedoms, " the White House said in a statement.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
When Barack Obama campaigned for President of the United States, I distinctly heard him say he believed marriage should be between a man and a woman. Today, I watched him say that marriage between partners of the same sex should be given the same respect and dignity as marriage between a man and a woman!
Sunday, October 04, 2009
Saturday, October 03, 2009
The Irish voting population has now, under great pressures, voted to accept the Lisbon Treaty. If the remaining holdouts: Poland and Czechoslovakia give in, which they are expected to do, the Treaty will go into effect on January 1, 2010.
"I am pleased the Lisbon Treaty has been approved by the Irish people. This will allow for a more united and efficient Europe that will be better able to defend the rights and interests of all the citizens and states of the European Union and play a greater role in the world. Today is an important day for Europe."
HOW IS IT RELATED TO THE PLAN FOR A CONSTITUTION?
A written Constitution Treaty for the EU was drafted and agreed by Europe's leaders in June 2004. Tony Blair, the prime minister of the day, promised Britons a referendum on the text, to be the first popular British vote on Europe since 1975. But the original text was dropped after voters in France and the Netherlands rejected it in two referendums. The British vote was cancelled.
Two years later most of the Constitution's provisions were resurrected in the Lisbon Treaty, a document critics say is as much of a threat to national sovereignty as the old text would have been. In one of his first major decisions as prime minister, Gordon Brown broke Mr Blair's promise to hold a referendum on the new treaty.
WHEN DOES IT COME INTO EFFECT?
The treaty is intended to come into effect from the beginning of next year, but cannot do so unless all 27 member states have separately ratified it - making it binding by introducing its provisions into national law.
Even after the Irish "Yes" vote, two countries have yet to complete the formalities. Parliaments in both Poland and the Czech Republic have already approved the necessary legislation, but neither country's president has yet signed it.
In Poland, President Lech Kaczynski, an Tory-style Eurosceptic whose party is no longer in command of the parliament, is has been delaying his signing in the hope that Ireland would reject the treaty. He objects to the treaty because Poland will face a reduction in its votes on councils of ministers, while Germany gains.
Even so, he is widely expected now to sign within days.
Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, who fears that the treaty tips the balance of sovereignty towards a European superstate, is more likely to continue to hold things up.
Defying both chambers of the Czech parliament, Mr Klaus has been accused of gambling with his country's economic future to make a minority political point.
Right-wing Czech senators, with links to the Tories, have lodged objections to the treaty with their country's constitutional court. The court may take between two and eight months to rule on them - giving Mr Klaus, egged on by his British and Czech supporters, the excuse to string things out.
Even so, Czech ministers have briefed EU officials that Mr Klaus will cave in and sign before the end of this year, enabling the treaty to enter into legal force in January.
Friday, October 02, 2009
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