What ‘Livable Communities’ Actually Means

(Editor’s Note: I am about to dump a massive amount of info on you folks.  READERS have no idea how fast I am trying to catch up on the Progressive ‘Destruction of America’ over the course of the last 120 years.  I must continue to stress to my readers that we MUST kick the United Nations out of our country as they are the facilitators of the progressives’ agenda.  For one moment, put aside the concepts of the Illuminati, devil worship, the Rothschildes, etc., and look at the facts.  At this moment in time, it does not matter what is driving the progressives to rule the world, all that matters is that they are achieving it with the help of the progressives in Congress and monied interests like George Soros.  Turn the box; look at the situation differently.

Also, I do have a theory about what is stalling Bambi’s agenda; ponder marxist revolutionaries versus global elites…)


A reader sent the following article to me this morning and because of it’s utmost importance to the labyrinth of rabbit holes, I find myself putting down ‘Chronology and Factbook of The United Nations, 1941-1991‘  and ‘Luce and His Empire‘ to bring you the following research about the UN’s plan to create a global socialist state with ‘sustainable communities‘ under the guise of global protection.  I know many of you have heard of the Agenda 21 Plan that came out of the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.  How many of you know that the Secretary General of that summit was Maurice Strong? (More on Maurice Strong later in this post.)

Senator Chris Dodd

Sen. Chris Dodd has only a few more months to shred the Constitution and he is continuing to set up the infrastructure the United Nations needs to collapse American sovereignty.  He has brought the UN’s plan closer to fruition with the Livable Communities bill under the guise of ‘traffic congestion’.  When his term is over, how many want to lay a bet that he permanently resides at his irish island estate on Galway Bay?

Republicans Blast ‘Livable Communities’ Bill As Washington-Based Central Planning for Cities and Towns

(CNSNews.com) – The Senate Banking Committee passed the Livable Communities Act on Tuesday, moving the bill one step closer to final passage. The bill creates $4 billion in neighborhood planning grants for “sustainable” living projects and a new federal office to oversee them.

Similar legislation in the House has been criticized by Republicans on the House Budget Committee, who charge that “the program’s aim is to impose a Washington-based, central planning model on localities across the country.”

In the Senate version, written by outgoing Chairman Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.), the Livable Communities Act would designate $4 billion to aid local governments in planning high-density, walkable neighborhoods.

Premised on helping local governments to combat suburban sprawl and traffic congestion, the bill sets up two separate grant programs. One, known as Comprehensive Planning Grants, would go to cities and counties to assist them in carrying out such plans as the following:

— “(1) coordinate land use, housing, transportation, and infrastructure planning processes across jurisdictions and agencies” and
— “(3) conduct or update housing, infrastructure, transportation, energy, and environmental assessments to determine regional needs and promote sustainable development; [and]
— “… (5) implement local zoning and other code changes necessary to implement a comprehensive regional plan and promote sustainable development.”

The second grant type – Sustainability Challenge Grants – funds local efforts to:

–“(1) promote integrated transportation, housing, energy, and economic development activities carried out across policy and governmental jurisdictions;
— (2) promote sustainable and location-efficient development; and
— (3) implement projects identified in a comprehensive regional plan.”

To administer and regulate these new grants, the bill creates the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities (OSHC) within the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The legislation is designed to prod local communities toward high-density, public transit-oriented neighborhoods that concentrate large numbers of people into small geographic areas connected by train and bus networks.

These high-density neighborhoods would be combined with high-density commercial districts that – in theory – would reduce the need for daily driving and commuting.

In describing the Livable Communities Act, Dodd has said that “with sustainable development, our communities will cut traffic congestion; reduce greenhouse gas emissions and gasoline consumption; protect rural areas and green spaces; revitalize existing Main Streets and urban centers; and create more affordable housing.”

In his opening statement on Tuesday, Dodd said, “Over the past 50 years, poorly coordinated transportation, community development and housing policies led to growth away from urban areas and rural town centers. Between 1980 and 2000, the growth of the largest 99 metro areas in the United States consumed 16 million acres of rural land – about an acre for every new household.”

Dodd said that his bill would try to entice localities to move away from this model of suburban home- and land-ownership and toward a centrally planned model where local government officials make housing, business, and transportation decisions that steer residential and economic growth into designated high-density areas.

Dodd said that the new centralized development model would reduce traffic congestion, create jobs, and make residential and commercial development more environmentally friendly.

“This legislation provides for planning and capital grants so that regions can coordinate transportation, housing, and community development policies to reduce traffic congestion, generate economic growth, create and preserve affordable housing, and meet environmental and energy goals,” he explained.

Dodd told CNSNews.com that the grants were available for the taking, saying that the program is voluntary and intended to let localities build planned communities without having to worry about changing economic conditions.

“The question is are the resources and the expertise available for people then to do the kind of planning – that’s all we’re talking about here – so they can plan better in these communities,” he said. “It’s not a radical idea. What’s radical is not doing anything about it.

“The problems aren’t going to go away, the demographics aren’t going to change because the economy’s down,” Dodd said.

“Some communities may be able to do it – this is not a mandate on anybody – but just merely saying we understand your needs, we understand the constraints you’re operating under, we understand your appetite to want to do something about this, and here’s an example where three levels of government – national, state, and local – can work with each other towards a common goal,” he added.

Dodd said the OSHC would not be making planning decisions for city and county governments. Instead, he said that the office – in addition to administering the grants – would function as a resource for localities seeking to do the planning themselves.

“That’s kind of the resource capacity for the communities,” Dodd said. “It’s not standards. We’re not going to apply standards. We’re going to stay far away from that. We’re not going to sit here and set [development] standards because you’ve got to let the flexibility – rural communities, suburban, large urban areas – they need to decide themselves what they want to do in terms of how they link together housing, transit, and energy needs in their communities.

“They ought to be given the total flexibility to decide how that responds,” said Dodd.

Your Mission, If You Choose To Accept It

Readers must do their homework by watching the following short video and reading as much of the embedded Agenda 21 document. I unfortunately just do not have time to explain it all and would be retracing others’ work.  I would be giving you long, in-depth articles if it was not for the numerous trails including Big Pharma, Big Oil, the Central Banks, WTO, WHO, FAO, IMF, World Bank, etc., etc., etc.  Progressives have had over a century to weave the web and the strands are interlocking with the United Nations as the face of the organization and the ‘legitimate cover’ they so require.

SavantNoir has been racing parallel down the same rabbit hole and has a laser focus on Agenda 21 and the Earth Charter.  What follows are two brief excerpts from Canada Free Press of his research, and then an article from this past Sunday, (8.1.2010), stating that the freeloader in the White House has signed an Executive Order complying with parts of Agenda 21. If you value your individual independence and American sovereignty, you MUST set aside chunks of time to read these articles and watch the videos. You then must start informing your family and neighbors of the dangers we are in.  Maurice Strong’s name comes up again as he was intricately involved in the creation of the Earth Charter Initiative and other UN connected organizations.  Savant has many amazing in-depth videos of the NGO’s, UNESCO, Agenda 21, etc., found here.

SavantNoir’s Research

Artificial Paradise, Inc.

I have some good news for you.  You have a life plan!  Your idyllic paradise has been carefully conceived and is awaiting just a couple more laws and regulations to be hammered out before given to you.  The bad news is that your life plan is being planned by someone else. Your paradise is not of your conception, nor perhaps even to your liking.  It is artificial, imposed by the CEO’s of AP, Inc.

Although many years of planning have gone into constructing this paradise that awaits you, you were never invited to participate in the planning because no one ever told you about it.  Chances are you may not have ever heard of Agenda 21; the blueprint for your paradise; so you might be shocked to learn that the 18th meeting of Agenda 21 just took place in NYC between May 3rd-14th of 2010 to discuss the next phase of constructing your Utopia.  In attendance were the 179 signatory nations as well as representatives from 2,146 NGOs (non-government organizations) that have been diligently working to facilitate the realization of your paradise over these past 18 years. This is all for you, but you weren’t even invited!  Maybe the heads of AP, Inc. just want to see the look of surprise on your face when they present you with your future.  I hate to be a spoil-sport and ruin this surprise, but I just can’t keep a secret very well I suppose.  According to the International Institute for Sustainable Development (one of 58,000 subsidiaries of AP, Inc.):

“Agenda 21 is a guide for business and government policies and for personal choices into the next century. It was endorsed by the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the largest-ever meeting of world leaders. They were joined by hundreds of officials from United Nations organizations, municipal governments, business, scientific, non-government and other groups. Nearby, the `92 Global Forum held a series of meetings, lectures, seminars and exhibits on environment and development issues for the public. This drew 18,000 participants from 166 countries, as well as 400,000 visitors. There were 8,000 journalists covering the Rio meetings, and the results were seen, heard and read about around the world”.

These people sure know how to throw a party, don’t they?  This shindig makes AIG spa-oriented conferences look like child’s play!  All of this effort on your behalf, isn’t that nice?  I am particularly touched by the fact that over 8,000 journalists were present; they all must have been from the New York Times, MSNBC, and Times Magazine; because I never heard a word about Agenda 21 until recently.

The Earth Charter—Companion to Agenda 21

Earth Charter Preamble
… we are one human family and one Earth community with a common destiny. We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature…. Towards this end, it is imperative that we, the peoples of Earth, declare our responsibility to one another, to the greater community of life, and to future generations.

According to the Charter, humanity must undergo a global “change of mind and heart.” And the UN’s all-wise seers visualize themselves as the lead change agents for this global undertaking.

The Earth Charter Initiative , however, candidly admits that it intends to recruit your children as change agents, as well. “We seek to increase the participation of young people in utilizing the Earth Charter as a guideline in their work as active agents of change,” says the Earth Charter Initiative website.

They have been doing precisely that, and will be accelerating their program throughout the world—including in schools in your neighborhood. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is but one of hundreds of organizations, schools, municipalities, and other entities that have signed on as supporters of this declaration of a new “global ethic” for the world.

Introduction

In writing articles it becomes necessary to waffle between fact and conjecture.  The problem with interpreting political data is that it always requires inferential analysis. The reasons for this are many-fold, but the most obvious are simply because legislation is drafted in legal language and thus requires such interpretations; and secondly; those interpretations then have to be weighed against a body of empirical evidence that illuminates a political agenda or overall philosophy that has been exhibited over an extended period of time.  Nothing is ever as simple as it appears, nor does anything ever happen without a reason.  It is an arduous task to fit all the pieces together and reveal the big picture, but one thing you should be certain of is that there is a framework of thought that precedes all policy. To garner the full implication of this article it must be considered in conjunction with the Club of Rome and Agenda 21.  That information can be obtained by clicking on their respective links as they appear in this article.

Obama complies with Agenda 21 and expands federal power

Listen here
President Obama’s Executive Order 13547 issued July 19, further extends federal power, embraces global governance, diminishes the rights and privileges of individuals, and brings the United States into compliance with Agenda 21, Chapter 17.6, which says:

“Each coastal State should consider establishing, or where necessary strengthening, appropriate coordinating mechanisms (such as a high-level policy planning body) for integrated management and sustainable development of coastal and marine areas….”

The National Ocean Council created by the Executive Order creates this mechanism – and much more.

The genius of the American system of governance created by the U.S. Constitution is the delicate balance of power between the federal government, state and local governments, and the people.  The founders recognized the people as the source of power; the people came first.  It was the people who organized states.  The states created a federal government and through the Constitution, limited the power of the new government to those specific powers set forth in Article 1, Section 8.  All unspecified powers were explicitly retained by the states or the people.

In the first 200 years, the United States of America produced greater wealth and prosperity than the rest of the world had produced in 2000 years.  Why?  Because individuals were free to pursue their own individual happiness.

Throughout its entire history, however, there have been those who believe that government is, or should be, the source of power; that the people are, or should be, subjects of the state. Since the 1970s, these people have used “environmental protection” as an excuse to expand the power of government. They argued that free people, in their pursuit of personal happiness, were polluting the environment. Therefore, government had to restrain free people in order to save the earth.

Their arguments prevailed in Congress, in the schools, and throughout society. The result has been ever- expanding government power that continually diminishes individual freedom, which results in less investment in the pursuit of individual happiness and a gradual slowdown in the growth of prosperity for everyone.

Once, Americans could do whatever they could conceive, restrained only by the possible consequences of infringing their neighbors’ right to do the same. Now, Americans must get permission from multiple layers of government to do anything that produces income, pay multiple taxes on whatever income is generated, and comply with expensive regulations that govern every activity that might be pursued. Consequently, the individual entrepreneurial spirit is steadily being replaced by the ever-expanding reach of government’s ambition to manage society.

President Obama’s most recent Executive Order is another example of government’s ever-expanding reach. First, Obama created an Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force in June of 2009. This group worked a year to produce a report that recommends how government can better protect the environment relating to the oceans and the Great Lakes. The Executive Order essentially adopts the recommendations in the report as national policy, and creates a new bureaucracy called the National Ocean Council to implement all the recommendations in the report.

Agenda 21 For Dummies (Introduction):

Agenda 21

Maurice Strong

Maurice Strong

What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principle risk to the earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? In order to save the planet, the group decides: isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about? – Maurice Strong, 1990


Maurice Strong

Maurice F. Strong (born 1929) was named Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank in June 1995.

From December 1992 until December 1995, Mr. Strong was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ontario Hydro, North America’s largest utility. Until September 1992, Mr. Strong was Secretary General of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the Earth Summit) and Under-Secretary General of the United Nations. During 1985 and 1986, he served as Under-Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa and was a member of the World Commission on Environment and Development.

Born in Canada and a resident of Toronto, Canada, Mr. Strong has longstanding ties with both the private and public sectors. Mr. Strong served as the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment from November 1970 to December 1972, and subsequently became the first Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi, Kenya (January 1973-December 1975). He was then appointed President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canada’s national oil company, Petro-Canada.

He also has been President of Power Corporation of Canada, first President of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Chairman of the Canada Development Investment Corporation and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the International Development Research Centre (IDCR) in Canada. Mr. Strong is an advisor to the United Nations, and serves on the board of several other public service organizations. He has been a director and/or officer of a number of Canadian, U.S. and international corporations.

“He has received a number of awards and honours including the Order of Canada, the Swedish Royal Order of the Polar Star, and honourary doctorates from 37 universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (U.K.), the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Architectural Society of Canada.Mr. Strong was born 29 April 1929, and educated in Manitoba, Canada. He is married to Hanne Marstrand and has four children, a foster child and eight grandchildren. His current appointments include: [1]

Past appointments include:

  • Special Advisor to the President, World Bank
  • 1998-2001 Mamber International Advisory Board, Federation of Korean Industry
  • 1992-1995 Chairman, Ontario Hydro
  • 1992 Secretary General, United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
  • 1985-1986 Executive Coordinator, United Nations Office for Emergency Operations in Africa
  • 1983-1987 Member World Commission on Environment and Development
  • 1976-1978 President, Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Executive Committee, Petro-Canada
  • 1973-1975 Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
  • 1970-1972 Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on the Human Environment
  • 1970-1972, 1976-1980, Chairman, Board of Governors, International Development Research Centre, Membmer of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum
  • 1966-1970 Headed Canada’s International Development Assistance Program as Director-General of the External Aid Office, and later as President and Chairman of the Board of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
  • 1966-1970 Alternate Governor for Canada- International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Chairman, Bureau of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

“After the Earth Summit, Strong continued to take a leading role in implementing the results of Rio through establishment of the Earth Council, the Earth Charter movement, his Chairmanship of the World Resources Institute, Membership on the Board of the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Stockholm Environment Institute, the African-American Institute, the Institute of Ecology in Indonesia, the Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and others. Strong was a longtime Foundation Director of theWorld Economic Forum, a Senior Advisor to the President of the World Bank, a Member of the International Advisory of Toyota Motor Corporation, the Advisory Council for the Center for International Development of Harvard University, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the World Conservation Union (IUCN), the World Wildlife FundResources for the Future, and the Eisenhower Fellowships.” [3]

“Mr. Strong founded the Earth Council in 1992 after the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, and is now extending that leadership with a new mandate to unite local councils and affiliated organizations under the Earth Council Alliance with co-founder Tommy E. Short.

“In addition, he is currently spending much of his time in China in his role as advisor to government, business and United Nations organizations. He also is a special advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as well as chairman of the council, University for Peace, affiliated with United Nations

Because of his time spent in China, Strong has remained out of the spotlight. However, in May 2010, Strong found himself in the headlines and even as a trending topic on Twitter following comments made by Glenn Beck. Beck is a vocal denier of the scientific opinion on climate change. His CNN Headline News May 2 2007 hour-long special, Exposed: The Climate of Fear, was described by Media Matters as “dominated by industry-funded “experts,” serial misinformers.” [1]. He believes that global warming is being used to secretly usher in a “new world order” [2].

Beck kicked off his May 13, 2010 show by posting an on-screen graphic that read: “What if a small group of these world leaders were to conclude that the principal risk to the Earth comes from the actions of the rich countries? In order to save the planet, the group decides: Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsibility to bring this about?” (Strong allegedly said this to a reporter in 1990). Beck went on to suggest that Strong’s hypothetical remark shows that he is “involved in collapsing the global economies into the hands of a global government” [3].

Strong then took to his website to address the issue:

Although I seldom respond to media criticisms which are for the most part ideologically based it is useful to put on record for those who may be interested, the facts which have been the subject of misinformation, misinterpretation and outright lying by my critics (number 4 directly addressed the quote used by Beck): 4. A particularly dishonest statement by long-time critic, Peter Foster, to his own editor, citing a fictional account which was clearly stated to be an extreme scenario of what might happen by the year 2030 if we failed to act. This specifically stated that it was not a prediction, and certainly not a recommendation, but the kind of prospect we must seek to avoid.

“Earlier in his career Mr. Strong served in investment and senior management positions with corporations in the energy and financial sectors. He was president of the Power Corporation of Canada before leaving in 1966 to head Canada’s External Aid Office, later reorganized as the Canadian International Development Agency.

“Mr. Strong returned to Canada as president, chairman and CEO of Petro-Canada (1976-78). He served as Chairman of the International Energy Development Corporation from 1980 to 1983 and of the Canada Development Investment Corporation from 1982 to 1984.” [4]

The Earth Charter Initiative:

The Earth Charter Initiative

NOW, I must get back to the labyrinth of American communists that wrote the UN Charter and another little heard of foundation that is funding the globalists as we speak.

9 Responses to What ‘Livable Communities’ Actually Means

  1. I knew I disliked the UN for a reason, they moved in , took over our affairs and we dont’ even know who they are let alone voted for them , they are not elected officials, who gave them this power? We have to get them out, I’ve been saying that for years but no one seems to know how. I hate to be crude but 20 years ago most of them were wiping their azzes with leaves and now they are deciding how we live and where? They can’t do their duty in Africa with the poor or in the Middle East or anywhere else for that matter, what have they ever done for anyone? I can’t think of one thing, they certainly haven’t helped the poor, they are big pals of Bono and U2 and we just read what money out of the 15 million collected for the poor went to the poor, 185,000.00 the rest went to Bonoheads org. and salaries, this is charity? they said they are not giving to charities, they are promoting awareness,who knew? meanwhile they are 14 mil ahead. This is the UN and its helpers, don’t get me strarted on Mandella and Clinton working with the UN, I could write a book on how to fleece your fellow man. No they have to go. They are also the errand boys for the power elite, without the UN they couldnt’ operate, now there is a plus. Believe me, they have big plans for disidents, that be us. They didn’t build the homeland security , withour money by the way, for nothing. I owuldn’t vote for a new President unless he promised to get the UN out. Maybe we ought to rally for thatI mean get millions of people together and rally in front of the white house for that, or better yet right in front of the UN in NYC, I used to work not far from there back in the day, it needs a rally. A big traffic stopping rally. I’m in.

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