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The New World Economy The End Of America Obama supports the Copenhagen Accord, the successor to the Kyoto Treaty, if, in the words of a U.S. State Department spokesman, it can come up with an "effective framework" for dealing with global warming.

A United Nations document on "climate change" that will be distributed to a major environmental conclave next week envisions a huge reordering of the world economy, likely involving trillions of dollars in wealth transfer, millions of job losses and gains, new taxes, industrial relocations, new tariffs and subsidies, and complicated payments for greenhouse gas abatement schemes and carbon taxes -- all under the supervision of the world body.

In the stultifying language that is normal for important U.N. conclaves, the negotiators are known as the "Ad Hoc Working Group On Further Commitments For Annex I Parties Under the Kyoto Protocol."  Yet the consequences of their negotiations, if enacted, would be nothing short of world-changing.

Getting that deal done has become the United Nations' highest priority, and the Bonn meeting is seen as a critical step along the path to what the U.N. calls an "ambitious and effective international response to climate change," which is intended to culminate at the later gathering in Copenhagen.

The paper makes no effort to calculate the magnitude of the costs and disruption involved, but despite the discreet presentation, makes clear that they will reverberate across the entire global economic system.

Experts have been much more blunt about the draconian nature of the measures they deem necessary to make "effective" greenhouse gas reductions.

In an influential but highly controversial paper called "Key Elements of a Global Deal on Climate Change," British economist Nicholas Lord Stern, formerly a high British Treasury official, has declared that industrial economies would need to cut their per capita carbon dioxide emissions by "at least 80% by 2050," while the biggest economies, like the U.S.'s, would have to make cuts of 90 percent.

Stern also calls for "immediate and binding" reduction targets for developed nations of 20 percent to 40 percent by 2020.

To meet Stern's 2050 goals, he says, among other things, "most of the world's electricity production will need to have been decarbonized."

Wow!  "The U.S would have to make cuts of 90 percent."  The United Nations wants America to revert to the water wheel and windmill.

Obama must be thrilled.  With the stroke of a pen, he will do to America what Hitler, Tojo, Stalin and the rest failed to do with their armies.
Obama's Education Reform Obama says the best way to improve the nation's education system is with more money and more reform.

Answering questions at the first online town hall from the White House, Obama said Thursday that greater investment in early childhood education and rewarding talented teachers would significantly improve the system.

Well, finally, Obama is addressing something he knows about -- "education reform."

From 1995 to 1999, Obama served as co-chair of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) -- his partner was the  unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers,

Obama became the leader of an ambitious project to remake (Change?) the public schools of Chicago.  This was a big test for him.  It was his chance to bring hope and change to the mostly minority inner city school children trapped in Chicago schools.

The "Small Schools" movement was heavily funded by CAC.  The program focused on individual schools built around specific political themes to push students to "confront issues of inequity, war, and violence." 

The teacher education programs served as "sites of resistance" to an oppressive system.

The point, said Ayers in his "Teaching Toward Freedom," is to "teach against oppression" -- against America's history of evil and racism, thereby forcing social transformation.

Well, Obama flopped big time.  He squandered $110 million (including over $60 million in public funds) and the time of many public employees on a project that yielded no discernable result.

The Final Technical Report of the Chicago Annenberg Research Project is available.  From its abstract:

"Results suggest that among the schools it supported, the Challenge had little impact on school improvement and student outcomes, with no statistically significant differences between Annenberg and non-Annenberg schools in rates of achievement gain, classroom behavior, student self-efficacy, and social competence."

The students didn't improve academically, but they are all now ACORN workers and doing their best to destroy an evil, racist, warmongering America.  So, from Obama and Ayer's perspective, the project was a total success.

Now, Obama wants to nationalize his program, so all of America's children can learn about America's history of evil and racism -- thereby forcing social transformation -- and he's going to use your tax dollars to do it.
A Real "Shadow" Government A lawyer spearheading the effort in Washington state to bring light to the issue of Barack Obama's eligibility to be president says he was shadowed all day today by officers with the federal Department of Homeland Security, the Snohomish County sheriff's office and the Everitt city police department.

"There's definitely observation," attorney Stephen Pidgeon said.  "Maybe observation in anticipation of making an arrest."

Pidgeon said he contacted his personal defense attorney, and also was in contact with the Alliance Defense Fund, a national organization advocating for civil liberties and religious and personal freedoms.

Pidgeon is affiliated with the organization and told WND that there would be a letter sent inquiring about the surveillance.

He said he first became aware of the situation when his wife left their rural home early in the day and reported there were three law enforcement vehicles parked nearby, along with three black Suburban-style vehicles carrying camouflage-wearing agents, apparently from Homeland Security.  He said when he left his home, he had a sheriff's vehicle "marking every turn that I made.  There's definitely observation."

Pidgeon said he has been "outspoken" about the Obama administration and its validity due to the eligibility questions, but didn't realize he was "qualifying as an enemy of the state."

He immediately reached out to a number of individuals through e-mail.  "My only protection is to contact the people I know.  We are definitely under surveillance and it's coordinated with Homeland Security," he said.

Later in the day, he said one of his associates had been followed from his home to the law firm's downtown office, and the associate was stopped just outside the building.

"The police officer claimed he didn't have brake lights working," Pidgeon said. "But he does."

Here is the email I received early yesterday:

I am writing this now as three black suburbans with HS personnel in camo are moving in to my neighborhood.  I suspect arrest here shortly. In the event that you do not hear from me by tomorrow morning, please continue to contact by me email, as we will try to monitor.  If not, contact Cesar Velasquez in Bellevue, WA (a Washington lawyer) for status.

Stephen Pidgeon

Americorps Has Stench Of Authoritar-ianism With almost no public attention, both chambers of Congress in the past week advanced an alarming expansion of the Americorps national service plan, with the number of federally funded community-service jobs increasing from 75,000 to 250,000 at a cost of $5.7 billion.  Lurking behind the feel-good rhetoric spouted by the measureís advocates is a bill that upon closer inspection reveals multiple provisions that together create a strong odor of creepy authoritarianism.

The House passed the measure overwhelmingly, while only 14 senators had the sense and courage to vote against it on a key procedural motion.  Every legislator who either voted for this bill or didnít vote at all has some serious explaining to do.

Last summer, then-candidate Barack Obama threw civil liberties to the wind when he proposed "a civilian national security force thatís just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded" as the regular military.  The expanded Americorps is not quite so disturbing, but a number of provisions in the bill raise serious concerns.

To begin with, the legislation threatens the voluntary nature of Americorps by calling for consideration of "a workable, fair and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people."  It anticipates the possibility of requiring "all individuals in the United States" to perform such service, including elementary school students.

The bill also summons up unsettling memories of World War II-era paramilitary groups by saying the new program should "combine the best practices of civilian service with the best aspects of military service," while establishing "campuses" that serve as "operational headquarters," complete with "superintendents" and "uniforms" for all participants.  It allows for the elimination of all age restrictions in order to involve Americans at all stages of life.  And, it calls for the creation of "a permanent cadre" in a "National Community Civilian Corps."

But thatís not all. The bill also calls for "youth engagement zones" in which "service learning" is "a mandatory part of the curriculum in all of the secondary schools served by the local educational agency."

This updated form of voluntary community service is also to be "integrated into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula" at all levels of schooling.  Sounds like a government curriculum for government-approved "service learning," which is nothing less than indoctrination.
When We Have An Army About 30 volunteers from Organizing for America canvassed shopping areas and other high-traffic locations in Birmingham, AL, to talk about the need for health care reform, an education overhaul and environmentally friendly energy development.

"If we don't change these three things in the next 10 to 15 years, America is over as we know it," Chris DeHaven, told the group of volunteers before they went their separate ways.

Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share Obama's vision and to stay away from trying to convert naysayers.

"We're looking for supporters," said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event's organizers. "We're not looking for a fight.  That will come later, when we have an army."

Listen to these guys.  They mean what they say.
No Birth Certificate On an episode of TruTV's "Speeders," a woman was pulled over for running a red light.  Wearing an Obama hat, Obama T-Shirt, and with Obama bumper sticker on the car, she was asked why she did not have a Nevada drivers license.  Her reply?  She could not get one because she could not locate a copy of her birth certificate.

But, she could be president.
More Natural Born In a Seattle, Wash., college classroom, students were discussing the qualifications to be president of the United States.  It was pretty simple -- the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years age and fourteen years a resident within the United States.

However, one girl in the class objected, saying the "natural born" citizen requirement was unfair.

In short, her opinion was that this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.

The class was taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone's jaw hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating, "What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by 'C' Section?"

This one is a joke.  It's getting harder to distinguish reality from unreality these days.

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