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07-29-2015, 09:55 PM
No tin foil hat. This is the real deal.



Not sustainable (ie has to go):

Fish ponds
Pastured for horses
Asphalt, concrete
Scales of Justice in US (Animals, plants, earth have rights. Not represented in the Constitution.)
Private Property
The Family Unit
Population of the World

20:00: Wildlands project: Remove human beings from 50% of the US

US is committed:

June 1992: George HW Bush signed agreement in Rio to implement Agenda 21/Sustainable Development in the US,

June 1993: Bill Clinton signed Executive Order 12852, creating the President's Council on Sustainable Development to begin implementation in federal agencies. (Publishes: "Towords a Sustainable America", "conceived to forumulate recommendations for the implementation of Agenda 21")

1997: US Conference of Mayors creates the Joint Center for Sustainable Communities

2001: The National Governor's Association endorses "Smart Growth" advancing statewide sustainable development.

2011: Barack Obama signs Executive Order 13575, creating White House Rural Communities Act enabling implementation of Sustainable Development in 16% of US.

This is why if your barbecue grill smoke goes into the street, you get a visit.

07-29-2015, 10:26 PM
Congress has been completely bypassed by the Executive Orders of Clinton and Obama. Agenda 21 is now embedded in every Federal Agency: EPA regulations, Forestry, USDA, etc.

Agenda 21 consists of THREE principles:

1. Social Equity: Individual gives up personal wants for needs of the community

Laws coerce individuals to give up personal wants for needs of the community: "individual rights will have to take a back seat tot he collective" (Harvey Ruvin)

2. Economic Prosperity: Free market replaced by public/private sector partnerships; International wealth transfer

"a substantial flow of new and additional financial resources to developing countries." (Agenda 21 preamble in the UN book (see PDF))

Public-Private Partnerships: Tax breaks, Limited liability (Some of these agreements say a builder, for example, has no liability and cannot be sued.), Easy loan access, creation of monopolies, subsidies, large contracts

If you don't team up in a public-private partnership (Free enterprise): High taxes, normal liabilities, high competition, high cost of money, dtruggle to survive.

Public-Private Partnerships will drive out free enterprise, middle class/small businesses.

3. Ecological Integrity: Individual rights subordinated to environmental needs

"[Humans] are entitled to a healthy, productive life in harmony with nature." (Agenda 21 Book, UN)

Sustainable development is a human issue--us.
Our lives must be healthy and productive (to whom?)
In harmony with nature:

"States should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patters of production and consumption"

Agenda 21 is "giving us our rights" in contrast to the American notion that rights are God-given.

07-29-2015, 10:32 PM
Why haven't we heard about Agenda 21 and why do we think of it as "conspiracy theory"?

J. Gary Lawrence, Advisor to Pres. Clinton's President's Council on Sustainable Development

(In: "The Future of Agenda 21 in the New Millennium", from the Millennium Papers)

"Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many....who would actively work to defeat any elected official...undertaking Local Agenda 21."

"So, we will call our process something else, such as "comprehensive planning", "growth management" or "smart growth."

SOME AGENDA 21 TERMS that are being used:

Smart growth
Smart streets
Visioning projects
Urbanist Communities
Public-Private Partnerships
Historic Preservation
Sustainable Communities

Open Spaces
Walkable Communities
Sustainable Florida
Environmental justice
Multi-use dwellings
High density urban development units
Buffer zones

07-29-2015, 10:35 PM
The idea is to turn suburbia into high density urban/mixed use dwellings. There will be no choice, eventually, to live in suburbia.

We will be living where the little black dots are on this map:


07-29-2015, 10:46 PM
Two systems will get us to the map above:

1. Smart Growth: manages people and urban development
2. Wildlands Project: manages the rural land

People are driven off of rural lands and into high density "walkable" cities, where they will use bicycles to get around.

How does this get done?

"Towards a Sustainable America" (Clinton era) authorizes money for Federal agencies to implement Agenda 21.

Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): contracted with the American Planning Association (among others). The American Planning Association (with our taxpayer dollars) developed a plan to implement Agenda 21 locally.

What they do:

American Planning Association sends rep to your area for a "visioning meeting" where you will talk about future growth and development in your area.
All of the "new ideas for growth and development" come from the report APA wrote for HUD. These are boilerplate ideas--all the same across the country.

1500 Pages of boilerplate Agenda 21 plans in 2 Binders.

07-29-2015, 10:49 PM
Not only Federal Agencies but Non Governmental Organizations Participate:

World Wide Fund for Nature
World Resources Institute
International Union for Conservation and Nature

AGENDA 21 is in EVERY COUNTY in THE US. Plug in "Sustainable Development", "Social Equity", and your county and see what pops up.

07-29-2015, 10:55 PM
Other NGOs:

Sierra Club
Audubon Society
Nature Conservancy
National Wildlife Federation

Their bylaws are ALL in compliance with Agenda 21.

Not everything these organizations did was bad, but they are also doing things that will promote Agenda 21.


Don't belong to the UN but work in concert with them. Their job was to roll out Agenda 21.

Push local communities to regulate the environment
Guide visioning meetings with stakeholders
Gain elected official buy-in via grants or intimidation
Minimize protests
Implement and enforce Sustainable Development

OPERATES IN OVER 600 COUNTIES IN THE US (Probably up to 1000 now).

They're in San Diego County.

07-29-2015, 11:08 PM
June 9, 2011--Obama's Executive Order 13575 grants the Federal government authority over "food, fiber, and energy" of 16% of the United States.

It provides 25 government agencies the power to "leverage federal investment in rural areas...the increase the impact of Federal dollars and create economic opportunities to improve the quality of life in rural America."

There are only 24 government agencies presently: if Obama creates a 25th, it's covered.

Leverage Federal investments: "Taxpayer money"
To increase the impact of Federal Money: "to create laws, regulations"

Leveraging takes place:

Agricultural Organizations
Small businesses
Educational Institutions
Healthcare Providers*
Telecommunications Services
Research Institutions
Law Enforcement
State Governments
Local Governments

*What does Healthcare Providers have to do with Agenda 21?
Agenda 21 requires that every person be covered with health insurance.

In 16% of the US, the Federal Government has de facto control over Food Production, Land Use, Cap and Trade

Nineteen days after Obama signed EO13575, ICLEI meets with government officials.

07-29-2015, 11:27 PM
How does this stuff get into my community?

Not all planning is bad planning. Be vigilant.

Agenda 21:

1. A planner from ICLEI or American Planning Association (APA) representative comes in with a "crisis": overpopulation, water crisis, too much farmland, too little farmland. 4 or 5 key crises--Always the same crises. Boilerplate.

They always bring in the same solutions: see list above of terms.

2. Planners send out a survey: a stacked deck; Loaded questions. The answers will always lead to the same results and will move the Agenda 21 plan forward. Very few people may actually answer the survey.

3. Survey results can show up in the local paper to push agenda. (Sometimes the survey results will directly affect your property or take it away.)

4. Stakeholders come to a "visioning" meeting.

5. The "visioning goals" are already set before you come to the meeting. These are the goals that the ICLEI or APA rep have already pre-decided for your town. The will of the planners, not the will of the people.

6. The people who come to the "visioning" meeting may not even be from your town and there may not be very many of them.

07-29-2015, 11:31 PM
No tin foil hat. This is the real deal.

Elspeth ... Only had about 40 mins or so to watch this myself. But do indeed know what most of it is about.

Have long been following this information starting back when Glenn Beck had his own program on Fox News. And can now actually see, although one step at a time ... that it is being implemented.

For those not retired and don't have as much time as I do ...

Here is Agenda 21 in less than 5 minutes, explaining the main points of it:


07-29-2015, 11:34 PM

The Precautionary Principle: (Agenda 21 Principle 15)

Precautionary principle: "Where threats of serious or irreversible harm to people or nature exists, anticipatory action will be taken to prevent danages to human and environmental health, even when full scientific certainty about cause and effect is not available, with the intent of safeguarding the quality of life for current and future generations.

In other words, the planner doesn't need to prove that there really IS a problem in your community: just suspecting that there might be gives the planner the authority to redesign your locality's master plan, either through "consensus" or getting around the people through government regulation.


1. Farmers in Florida lost their land through the Precautionary principle.

In Miami-Dade, the local Department of Environmental management came in and said "This is a wetland." They offered to buy the farmers out (30 cents on the dollar!) and told them to move.

Farmers called in the Army Corps of Engineers, who said there was no wetland there. No scientific proof that this is a wetland.

The Dept of Environmental Management pulled out Agenda 21, Precautionary Principle and said, "We don't have to have scientific proof."

2. Fishing from North Carolina to the Keys.

The Atlantic in this area is full of red snapper fish. The planners came in and said there was a SHORTAGE of red snapper (no scientific evidence--just Precautionary Principle) and shut down most of the fishing in the area.

07-29-2015, 11:54 PM
Amortization of Non Conforming Uses

If you think you can't lose your property....

"But for homeowners who live in a community that adopts the Guidebook's vision, the APA amortization proposal means the extinguishing, over time, of their right to occupy their houses, and without just compensation for loss of that property. How long they have before they must forfeit their homes would be completely up to the local government."

In other words, once your community adopts Agenda 21, your home is not your own any more. The local government controls whether you get to keep it or not.

"Growing Smart Legislative Guidebook"

Let's say your town council immediately rejects the planners based on the Amortization of Non Conforming Uses. Then what?

The government can create a "regional board" which will roll your town's plan up into the "regional plan" and you're stuck with whatever the regional plan is.

Policy Framework for Adopting the Precautionary Principle January 2004 Washington State

The local community in Washington state decided that they didn't want to go along with the planners. The planners got the Precautionary Principle written into a county-regional document. Suddenly 17,000 people were under Agenda 21 and lost the ability to build on their property. They were unsuccessful at getting it back.

You effectively lose control of your land.
Over time, property values will go down.

07-30-2015, 12:00 AM
In other words, the planner doesn't need to prove that there really IS a problem in your community: just suspecting that there might be gives the planner the authority to redesign your locality's master plan, either through "consensus" or getting around the people through government regulation.

This part will prove to be what most impacts people's lives "where they live!" (Although not funny - pun was intended!)

07-30-2015, 12:10 AM
WAYS in which your property rights can be CONFISCATED:

Conservation easements:

Government Planners offer to buy up building or farming rights on your land
Once you sell the rights, you continue to live on the land
But you are legally bound to follow Federal agencies' "Best Practices", laws governing your land use
These Best Practices increase in number every year
Pretty soon it's no longer profitable to live/farm on your land
The planner then buys your farm at a reduced rate

a. In King County Washington since 2000: Homeowners lost development rights to 141,000 acres
2467 potential dwelling units moved into urban areas

COMMUNITY VISION IS PREDETERMINED: At "visioning meetings" they make you feel like you are making the decisions, but these decisions have already been predetermined.

b. Sustainable New Jersey: Swore they were not involved with Agenda 21 ("pure")

They have all the Agenda 21 interrelated components of sustainability:

Planning Practice
Social Equity

They took these off their website. In fact, many "Sustainable___" websites have removed the UN quotes or diagrams from their web pages.

07-30-2015, 12:24 AM
Influencing the children

"The goal of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD) for which UNESCO is the lead agency, is to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning."

Sustainable development: through development/planning and through education.

Children are being taught:

Facts are only man-made
About eliminating disagreement
We must rely on experts
Only OK to question certain ideas


Wealth is socially unjust
Man is destroying the environment
Man is causing global warming
Women and girls are marginalized

Ways children are taught not to question:

1. Connected Math

Book is used in many US classroom: grades 6-8

From the book: Getting to Know Connected Mathematics

"Because the curriculum does not emphasize arithmetic computation done by hand, some Connected Math Project students may not do well on tests assessing computational skills. We believe such a trade-off in favor of CM is very much to the student's advantage...in the world of work."

Students are not learning to compute!

"They learn that mathematics is man-made, that it is arbitrary, and good solutions are arrived at by consensus among those who are experts."

Children are being taught "consensus". There is no such thing as a "consensus" in science.

Texas got this out of some of its school districts but it is a huge fight.

07-30-2015, 12:26 AM
This part will prove to be what most impacts people's lives "where they live!" (Although not funny - pun was intended!)

There's a ton of specific information in this video. I am trying to get it out on paper because I know people don't always have time to watch the video.

Common Core is part of Sustainability.

Sustainability is just property theft.

07-30-2015, 12:30 AM

"Education is an essential tool for achieving sustainability."

Education for Sustainability Toolkit Page 10
"Generally, more highly educated people, who have higher incomes, consume more resources than poorly educated people, who tend to have lower incomes. In this case, more education increased the threat to sustainability."

In other words, "sustainability" means keeping kids dumb. Deliberately withholding education.

This is criminal.

Our tax dollars are being used to steal our property and ruin our children's brains.

07-30-2015, 12:38 AM
Communities are pushing back:

February, 2011: Carroll County MD abolished office of sustainability
March, 2011: Edmonds OK drops out of ICLEI
March 2-11: Montgomery County PA drops out of ICLEI
Sept 2011: Oklahoma City drops out of ICLEI
October 2011: Wisconsin legislature introduced bills enabling local governments to repeal comprehensive plans that alter their counties' master plans.

October 2011: Bonner County ID establishes Property Rights Council to protect private property rights from governmental activity.

Money is coming directly coming from HUD: When large regions accept HUD money, 66 page document, go to pg 11. Tells you what your community is going to look like.


Learn More: Google "agenda 21, sustainable development"
Challenge claims "We are losing open space" or "we are overpopulated."
Ask for defintions of "social, economic and environmental justice."
Write a one page summary of the problems with the planners' plan
Flood your town with these summaries
Find your representatives' names and educated them

07-30-2015, 12:41 AM
Our local communities are in peril because a small group seeks to convince us that unless we surrender our property and freedoms: unless we subsume our individual rights to the good of the community, the planet will not survive.

Yet, this is a false choice. For over 200 years Americans have protected our planet, our nation, and our liberties. As communities we can pull together to create our own plans to improve the environment without the control of international groups and the seductive lure of easy federal grants.

07-30-2015, 12:42 AM
GROUPS AGAINST AGENDA 21, Sustainable Development:


07-30-2015, 03:05 AM
The Delphi Technique


The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated!

By Albert V. Burns

More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public to help officials make final decisions on taxes, education, community growth or whatever the particular subject matter might be.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, surface appearances are often deceiving.

You, Mr. or Mrs. Citizen, decide to take part in one of these meetings.

Generally, you will find that there is already someone designated to lead or “facilitate” the meeting. Supposedly, the job of the facilitator is to be a neutral, non-directing helper to see that the meeting flows smoothly.

Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan already decided upon by those who called the meeting.

The process used to “facilitate” the meeting is called the Delphi Technique. This Delphi Technique was developed by the RAND Corporation for the U.S. Department of Defense back in the 1950s. It was originally intended for use as a psychological weapon during the cold war.

However, it was soon recognized that the steps of Delphi could be very valuable in manipulating ANY meeting toward a predetermined end.

How does the process take place? The techniques are well developed and well defined.

First, the person who will be leading the meeting, the facilitator or Change Agent must be a likable person with whom those participating in the meeting can agree or sympathize.

It is, therefore, the job of the facilitator to find a way to cause a split in the audience, to establish one or a few of the people as “bad guys” while the facilitator is perceived as the “good guy.”

Facilitators are trained to recognize potential opponents and how to make such people appear aggressive, foolish, extremist, etc. Once this is done, the facilitator establishes himself or herself as the “friend” of the rest of the audience.

The stage is now set for the rest of the agenda to take place.

At this point, the audience is generally broken up into “discussion—or ‘breakout’—groups” of seven or eight people each. Each of these groups is to be led by a subordinate facilitator.

Within each group, discussion takes place of issues, already decided upon by the leadership of the meeting. Here, too, the facilitator manipulates the discussion in the desired direction, isolating and demeaning opposing viewpoints.

Generally, participants are asked to write down their ideas and disagreements with the papers to be turned in and “compiled” for general discussion after the general meeting is reconvened.

This is the weak link in the chain, which you are not supposed to recognize. Who compiles the various notes into the final agenda for discussion? Ahhhh! Well, it is those who are running the meeting.

How do you know that the ideas on your notes were included in the final result? You Don’t! You may realize that your idea was not included and come to the conclusion that you were probably in the minority. Recognize that every other citizen member of this meeting has written his or her likes or dislikes on a similar sheet of paper and they, too, have no idea whether their ideas were “compiled” into the final result! You don’t even know if anyone’s ideas are part of the final “conclusions” presented to the reassembled group as the “consensus” of public opinion.

Rarely does anyone challenge the process, since each concludes that he or she was in the minority and different from all the others.

So, now, those who organized the meeting in the first place are able to tell the participants and the rest of the community that the conclusions, reached at the meeting, are the result of public participation.

Actually, the desired conclusions had been established, in the back room, long before the meeting ever took place. There are variations in the technique to fit special situations but, in general, the procedure outlined above takes place.

The natural question to ask here is: If the outcome was preordained before the meeting took place, why have the meeting? Herein lies the genius of this Delphi Technique.

It is imperative that the general public believe that this program is theirs! They thought it up! They took part in its development! Their input was recognized!

If people believe that the program is theirs, they will support it.

If they get the slightest hint that the program is being imposed upon them, they will resist.

07-30-2015, 04:15 AM