China and Japan to Abandon U.S. Dollar in Bi-Polar Trade Reported December 27, 2011

China, Japan to trade in own currencies
Published: Dec. 27, 2011
BEIJING, Dec. 27 (UPI) — China and Japan, the world’s second- and third- largest economies, plan to trade in their own currencies instead of U.S. dollars, officials said.

The announcement came during the two-day China visit of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, The New York Times reported.

Japan also would seek to acquire yuan-denominated Chinese bonds, which the Times said would allow it to add yuan reserves to its foreign-exchange holdings.

China currently is the world’s largest creditor to the United States with most of its foreign exchange reserves of $3.2 trillion held in U.S. dollars. Japan has the world’s second-largest reserves with $1.3 trillion.

The Times said the currency deal would help the two to move away from using the U.S. dollar, even as China seeks to make its yuan more widely used.

The U.S. dollar currently is the world’s reserve currency. The Chinese yuan is not yet fully convertible.

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Govophiles Add 277,000 Federal Jobs in 5 Years; Taxpayers Paying Extra $30 to $50 Billion Annually

Per an article by USA Today newspaper (Dec.26,2011), the federal government has added a net 277,500 employees since September 2006 and raised average salaries 17.3% — or 5.3% after adjusting for inflation.

According to estimated calculations, each job would likely cost an average of over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits, so 277,500 new positions could easily add $27.5 billion in these costs. Additional costs such as buildings, offices, equipment, vehicles, utilities and supplies could easily drive the expense for this expansion of government to an estimated $50 billion annually. 

Listed here are some government positions, how many the federal government employs and some increases in pay:

Physician- 30,953 positions $184,395salary 67.7% increase since 2006 above inflation
Program manager- 14,797 salary $130,918 1.6%
General attorney- 35,614 salary $130,456

Patent examiner- 7,180 salary $103,625
Environmental engineer- 4,519 salary $101,924
Public health program specialist- 3,624 salary $100,097
Criminal investigator- 44,836 salary $97,541
Environmental protection specialist- 5,981 salary $96,032
IRS agent- 13,904 salary $93,516 1.9%
Auditor- 12,312 salary $91,851
Physician’s assistant- 3,300 salary $88,503
Logistics management- 19,747 salary $86,793
Budget analyst- 13,981 salary $83,214
Nurse- 71,135 salary $79,527
Customs and border protection- 20,502 salary $74,017
Border patrol enforcement- 21,291 salary $69,731
Correctional officer- 17,754 salary $54,782
Practice nurse- 17,039 salary $43,699
Supply clerk and technician- 11,866 salary $42,846 0.3%

Human resources assistant- 13,208 salary $42,008
Nursing assistant- 12,456 salary $35,818
Custodian- 11,818 salary $32,372

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Federal Overreach? Why so many Federal Department Heads on “President’s Rural Council?”

President Obama signed his 86th executive order (13575) on June 9, 2011 which established the White House Rural Council (WHRC).

From The White House, Office of the Press Secretary; For Immediate Release June 09, 2011:

Obama Administration Establishes White House Rural Council to Strengthen Rural Communities
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The White House today announced the establishment of the first White House Rural Council. While rural communities face challenges, they also present economic potential. To address these challenges, build on the Administration’s rural economic strategy, and improve the implementation of that strategy, the President signed an Executive Order establishing the White House Rural Council.

“Strong rural communities are key to a stronger America,” said President Barack Obama. “That’s why I’ve established the White House Rural Council to make sure we’re working across government to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth.”

The White House Rural Council will coordinate programs across government to encourage public-private partnerships to promote further economic prosperity and quality of life in rural communities nationwide. Chaired by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, the Council will be responsible for providing recommendations for investment in rural areas and will coordinate Federal engagement with a variety of rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments.

Many are asking questions such as: Why would the Department of Defense hold a seat on an American “Rural Council?” Or the Attorney General, Homeland Security, Department of the Treasury, Department of Defense, Department of Justice? What’s really going on in America’s farmland?

Federal agencies charged with controlling of rural life:

  • Department of the Treasury,
  • Department of Defense,
  • Department of Justice,
  • Department of the Interior,
  • Department of Commerce,
  • Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services,
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development,
  • Department of Transportation,
  • Department of Energy,
  • Department of Education,
  • Department of Veterans Affairs,
  • Department of Homeland Security,
  • Environmental Protection Agency,
  • Federal Communications Commission,
  • the Office of Management and Budget,
  • the Office of Science and Technology Policy,
  • the Office of National Drug Control Policy,
  • the Council of Economic Advisors, the Domestic Policy Council,
  • the National Economic Council, the Small Business Administration,
  • the Council on Environmental Quality,
  • the White House Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs,
  • and the White House Office of Cabinet Affairs

One writer asks: Why is the Homeland Security Department involved in rural planning and land use? The Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council will coordinate this executive order. Why do we need to control 16% of the population that lives in rural areas?

The Press Release continues: “Rural America makes significant contributions to the security, prosperity, and economic strength of our country,” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. “The Rural Council announced by President Obama shows his continued focus on promoting economic opportunity, creating jobs, and enhancing the quality of life for those who live in rural America. Together with the rest of the Obama administration, USDA has worked to support families and businesses in rural communities so that their success will pay dividends for all Americans.”

In the coming months, the White House Rural Council will focus on job creation and economic development by increasing the flow of capital to rural areas, promoting innovation, expanding digital and physical networks, and celebrating opportunity through America’s natural resources. The Council will begin discussing key factors for growth, including:

•Jobs: Improve job training and workforce development in rural America
•Agriculture: Expand markets for agriculture, including regional food systems and exports
•Access to Credit: Increase opportunity by expanding access to capital in rural communities and fostering local investment
•Innovation: Promote the expansion of biofuels production capacity and community based renewable energy projects
•Networks: Develop high-growth regional economies by capitalizing on inherent regional strengths
•Health Care: Improve access to quality health care through expansion of health technology systems
•Education: Increase post-secondary enrollment rates and completion for rural students
•Broadband: Support the President’s plan to increase broadband opportunities in rural America
•Infrastructure: Coordinate investment in critical infrastructure
•Ecosystem markets: Expanding opportunities for conservation, outdoor opportunities and economic growth on working lands and public lands
Since taking office, President Obama’s Administration has taken significant steps to improve the lives of rural Americans and has provided broad support for rural communities. The Obama Administration has set goals of modernizing infrastructure by providing broadband access to 10 million Americans, expanding educational opportunities for students in rural areas, and providing affordable health care. In the long term, these unparalleled rural investments will help ensure that America’s rural communities are repopulating, self-sustaining, and thriving economically.

Musings: Anyone remember the old failed “rural policies of the defunct U.S.S.R.? And see many parallels? Remember Castro nationalizing Cuba’s farms and forcing “volunteers” to “donate” labor to the cause? Wonder where the United States is headed? It doesn’t look good right now. A few terms quickly come to mind: Agenda 21; Property Usurpation; Central Planning; Road to Serfdom; Bolshevism; Fate of the Kulaks? 

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Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another. Abraham Lincoln

Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another, but let him work diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.
Abraham Lincoln

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The Truth about “Global Warming Conspiracy,” Agenda 21, Sustainable Development and The Earth Charter

Origins of The Earth Charter:
Steven Clark Rockefeller coordinated the drafting of the Earth Charter for the Earth Charter Commission and Earth Council.

The Earth Charter Drafting Process

The Earth Charter Secretariat, Earth Charter Commission members, National Committees, partner organizations and many other groups, organized consultations focused on the ideas and principles to be included in the Earth Charter. These meetings took place over a five-year period from 1995 to 2000.(Website: http://www.earthcharterinaction.org)  The recommendations and comments generated by these consultations were forwarded to a drafting committee created by the Earth Charter Commission in December 1996. Professor Steven C. Rockefeller was appointed by the Commission to chair this committee.  During the years 1997-2000, a small core group that grew from three to eight persons worked especially closely with Steven Rockefeller on the actual writing of the text. With the drafting process complete, the Earth Charter Initiative has entered a new phase. The goal is now to circulate the document widely and to promote it as an educational tool and guide to responsible action in civil society, business, and government. On June 29, 2000, the Earth Charter Commission with the support of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands formally launched the Earth Charter at the Peace Palace in The Hague.

The Earth Charter Mission

The mission of the Earth Charter Initiative is to promote the transition to sustainable ways of living and a global society founded on a shared ethical framework that includes respect and care for the community of life, ecological integrity, universal human rights, respect for diversity, economic justice, democracy, and a culture of peace.

Biography: Steven Clark Rockefeller (born 1936), a fourth-generation member of the Rockefeller family and a former dean of Middlebury College, is a philanthropist who focuses on education, Planned Parenthood, human rights and environmental causes.
He is the second-oldest son of former United States Vice President Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller and his first wife, Mary Rockefeller. Steven Rockefeller attended prestigious Deerfield Academy and received his AB from Princeton University, where he received the Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize and was president of The Ivy Club; his Master of Divinity from the Union Theological Seminary in New York City; and a Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Columbia University. He is a professor emeritus of Religion at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont where he previously served as college dean and chairman of the religion department. In 1959, he married Anne-Marie Rasmussen in Søgne, Norway; Anne-Marie was a former au pair in the Rockefeller household. The couple had three children before divorcing. Steven Rockefeller remarried and had one child before the marriage ended in divorce. He then wed Barbara Bellows. In 1976, he began an intensive study of Zen Buddhism, making frequent week-long visits to the Zen Center in Rochester, where he was a trustee. He coordinated the drafting of the Earth Charter for the Earth Charter Commission and Earth Council. In 2005, he moderated the international launch of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) (2005–14) in its headquarters in New York, launched by UNESCO and attended by Nane Annan, the wife of Secretary General Kofi Annan.[2] He is Co-Chair of Earth Charter International Council and has written numerous essays on the Earth Charter, available at the Earth Charter website. He is a trustee of the Asian Cultural Council and an advisory trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. He has also served as a director of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

The Earth Charter Outline

THE EARTH CHARTER

Preamble

Excerpt: We must join together to bring forth a sustainable global society founded on respect for nature, universal human rights, economic justice, and a culture of peace. 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.

Earth, Our Home

Humanity is part of a vast evolving universe… The resilience of the community of life and the well-being of humanity depend upon preserving a healthy biosphere with all its ecological systems, a rich variety of plants and animals, fertile soils, pure waters, and clean air… The protection of Earth’s vitality, diversity, and beauty is a sacred trust.

The Global Situation

The dominant patterns of production and consumption are causing environmental devastation, the depletion of resources, and a massive extinction of species… The benefits of development are not shared equitably and the gap between rich and poor is widening. Injustice, poverty, ignorance, and violent conflict… An unprecedented rise in human population… These trends are perilous—but not inevitable.

The Challenges Ahead

The choice is ours: form a global partnership to care for Earth and one another or risk the destruction of ourselves and the diversity of life. Fundamental changes are needed in our values, institutions, and ways of living….The emergence of a global civil society is creating new opportunities to build a democratic and humane world.

Universal Responsibility

To realize these aspirations, we must decide to live with a sense of universal responsibility… We are at once citizens of different nations and of one world in which the local and global are linked. The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life, and humility regarding the human place in nature.

We urgently need a shared vision of basic values to provide an ethical foundation for the emerging world community.

Principles

I. RESPECT AND CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY OF LIFE

1. Respect Earth and life in all its diversity.
a. Recognize that all beings are interdependent and every form of life has value regardless of its worth to human beings.
b. Affirm faith in the inherent dignity of all human beings and in the intellectual, artistic, ethical, and spiritual potential of humanity.

2. Care for the community of life with understanding, compassion, and love.
a. Accept that with the right to own, manage, and use natural resources comes the duty to prevent environmental harm and to protect the rights of people.
b. Affirm that with increased freedom, knowledge, and power comes increased responsibility to promote the common good.

3. Build democratic societies that are just, participatory, sustainable, and peaceful.
a. Ensure that communities at all levels guarantee human rights and fundamental freedoms and provide everyone an opportunity to realize his or her full potential.
b. Promote social and economic justice, enabling all to achieve a secure and meaningful livelihood that is ecologically responsible.

4. Secure Earth’s bounty and beauty for present and future generations.
a. Recognize that the freedom of action of each generation is qualified by the needs of future generations.
b. Transmit to future generations values, traditions, and institutions that support the long-term flourishing of Earth’s human and ecological communities.

In order to fulfill these four broad commitments, it is necessary to:

II. ECOLOGICAL INTEGRITY

5. Protect and restore the integrity of Earth’s ecological systems, with special concern for biological diversity and the natural processes that sustain life.

a. Adopt at all levels sustainable development plans and regulations that make environmental conservation and rehabilitation integral to all development initiatives.
b. Establish and safeguard viable nature and biosphere reserves, including wild lands and marine areas, to protect Earth’s life support systems, maintain biodiversity, and preserve our natural heritage.
c. Promote the recovery of endangered species and ecosystems.
d. Control and eradicate non-native or genetically modified organisms harmful to native species and the environment, and prevent introduction of such harmful organisms.
e. Manage the use of renewable resources such as water, soil, forest products, and marine life in ways that do not exceed rates of regeneration and that protect the health of ecosystems.
f. Manage the extraction and use of non-renewable resources such as minerals and fossil fuels in ways that minimize depletion and cause no serious environmental damage.

6. Prevent harm as the best method of environmental protection and, when knowledge is limited, apply a precautionary approach.
a. Take action to avoid the possibility of serious or irreversible environmental harm even when scientific knowledge is incomplete or inconclusive.
b. Place the burden of proof on those who argue that a proposed activity will not cause significant harm, and make the responsible parties liable for environmental harm.
c. Ensure that decision making addresses the cumulative, long-term, indirect, long distance, and global consequences of human activities.
d. Prevent pollution of any part of the environment and allow no build-up of radioactive, toxic, or other hazardous substances.
e. Avoid military activities damaging to the environment.

7. Adopt patterns of production, consumption, and reproduction that safeguard Earth’s regenerative capacities, human rights, and community well-being.
a. Reduce, reuse, and recycle the materials used in production and consumption systems, and ensure that residual waste can be assimilated by ecological systems.
b. Act with restraint and efficiency when using energy, and rely increasingly on renewable energy sources such as solar and wind.
c. Promote the development, adoption, and equitable transfer of environmentally sound technologies.
d. Internalize the full environmental and social costs of goods and services in the selling price, and enable consumers to identify products that meet the highest social and environmental standards.
e. Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction.
f. Adopt lifestyles that emphasize the quality of life and material sufficiency in a finite world.

8. Advance the study of ecological sustainability and promote the open exchange and wide application of the knowledge acquired.
a. Support international scientific and technical cooperation on sustainability, with special attention to the needs of developing nations.
b. Recognize and preserve the traditional knowledge and spiritual wisdom in all cultures that contribute to environmental protection and human well-being.
c. Ensure that information of vital importance to human health and environmental protection, including genetic information, remains available in the public domain.

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III. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE

9. Eradicate poverty as an ethical, social, and environmental imperative.
a. Guarantee the right to potable water, clean air, food security, uncontaminated soil, shelter, and safe sanitation, allocating the national and international resources required.
b. Empower every human being with the education and resources to secure a sustainable livelihood, and provide social security and safety nets for those who are unable to support themselves.
c. Recognize the ignored, protect the vulnerable, serve those who suffer, and enable them to develop their capacities and to pursue their aspirations.

10. Ensure that economic activities and institutions at all levels promote human development in an equitable and sustainable manner.
a. Promote the equitable distribution of wealth within nations and among nations.
b. Enhance the intellectual, financial, technical, and social resources of developing nations, and relieve them of onerous international debt.
c. Ensure that all trade supports sustainable resource use, environmental protection, and progressive labor standards.
d. Require multinational corporations and international financial organizations to act transparently in the public good, and hold them accountable for the consequences of their activities.

11. Affirm gender equality and equity as prerequisites to sustainable development and ensure universal access to education, health care, and economic opportunity.
a. Secure the human rights of women and girls and end all violence against them.
b. Promote the active participation of women in all aspects of economic, political, civil, social, and cultural life as full and equal partners, decision makers, leaders, and beneficiaries.
c. Strengthen families and ensure the safety and loving nurture of all family members.

12. Uphold the right of all, without discrimination, to a natural and social environment supportive of human dignity, bodily health, and spiritual well-being, with special attention to the rights of indigenous peoples and minorities.
a. Eliminate discrimination in all its forms, such as that based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, language, and national, ethnic or social origin.
b. Affirm the right of indigenous peoples to their spirituality, knowledge, lands and resources and to their related practice of sustainable livelihoods.
c. Honor and support the young people of our communities, enabling them to fulfill their essential role in creating sustainable societies.
d. Protect and restore outstanding places of cultural and spiritual significance.

IV. DEMOCRACY, NONVIOLENCE, AND PEACE

13. Strengthen democratic institutions at all levels, and provide transparency and accountability in governance, inclusive participation in decision making, and access to justice.
a. Uphold the right of everyone to receive clear and timely information on environmental matters and all development plans and activities which are likely to affect them or in which they have an interest.
b. Support local, regional and global civil society, and promote the meaningful participation of all interested individuals and organizations in decision making.
c. Protect the rights to freedom of opinion, expression, peaceful assembly, association, and dissent.
d. Institute effective and efficient access to administrative and independent judicial procedures, including remedies and redress for environmental harm and the threat of such harm.
e. Eliminate corruption in all public and private institutions.
f. Strengthen local communities, enabling them to care for their environments, and assign environmental responsibilities to the levels of government where they can be carried out most effectively.

14. Integrate into formal education and life-long learning the knowledge, values, and skills needed for a sustainable way of life.
a. Provide all, especially children and youth, with educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development.
b. Promote the contribution of the arts and humanities as well as the sciences in sustainability education.
c. Enhance the role of the mass media in raising awareness of ecological and social challenges.
d. Recognize the importance of moral and spiritual education for sustainable living.

15. Treat all living beings with respect and consideration.
a. Prevent cruelty to animals kept in human societies and protect them from suffering.
b. Protect wild animals from methods of hunting, trapping, and fishing that cause extreme, prolonged, or avoidable suffering.
c. Avoid or eliminate to the full extent possible the taking or destruction of non-targeted species.

16. Promote a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, and peace.
a. Encourage and support mutual understanding, solidarity, and cooperation among all peoples and within and among nations.
b. Implement comprehensive strategies to prevent violent conflict and use collaborative problem solving to manage and resolve environmental conflicts and other disputes.
c. Demilitarize national security systems to the level of a non-provocative defense posture, and convert military resources to peaceful purposes, including ecological restoration.
d. Eliminate nuclear, biological, and toxic weapons and other weapons of mass destruction.
e. Ensure that the use of orbital and outer space supports environmental protection and peace.
f. Recognize that peace is the wholeness created by right relationships with oneself, other persons, other cultures, other life, Earth, and the larger whole of which all are a part.

The Way Forward

As never before in history, common destiny beckons us to seek a new beginning. Such renewal is the promise of these Earth Charter principles. To fulfill this promise, we must commit ourselves to adopt and promote the values and objectives of the Charter.

This requires a change of mind and heart. It requires a new sense of global interdependence and universal responsibility. We must imaginatively develop and apply the vision of a sustainable way of life locally, nationally, regionally, and globally. Our cultural diversity is a precious heritage and different cultures will find their own distinctive ways to realize the vision. We must deepen and expand the global dialogue that generated the Earth Charter, for we have much to learn from the ongoing collaborative search for truth and wisdom.

Life often involves tensions between important values. This can mean difficult choices. However, we must find ways to harmonize diversity with unity, the exercise of freedom with the common good, short-term objectives with long-term goals. Every individual, family, organization, and community has a vital role to play. The arts, sciences, religions, educational institutions, media, businesses, nongovernmental organizations, and governments are all called to offer creative leadership. The partnership of government, civil society, and business is essential for effective governance.

In order to build a sustainable global community, the nations of the world must renew their commitment to the United Nations, fulfill their obligations under existing international agreements, and support the implementation of Earth Charter principles with an international legally binding instrument on environment and development.

Let ours be a time remembered for the awakening of a new reverence for life, the firm resolve to achieve sustainability, the quickening of the struggle for justice and peace, and the joyful celebration of life.

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Millionaires and Billionaires: Unbelievable Corruption at the Highest Levels of the U.S. Government, and its all Legal?

November 28, 2011

Are you incensed at the corruption at the highest levels of American government? The confidence of the voters is betrayed without cessation; taxpayers are constantly humiliated and inundated by the steady drone of news snippets reporting millions and billions of federal dollars lost, misused, misappropriated, or   “redistributed” to well-connected political campaign donors. Consider these excerpts from a staggering report by Peter Schweitzer, author of the recently released book, Throw Them All Out.

The following passages represent comments and indications made by Schweitzer on Fox’s Hannity Show, November 24, 2011:

  • …the numbers are startling… (The) stimulus bill gave Obama and the administration opportunity to pass out all kinds of money in the form of guaranteed loans and grants.
  • …they put in the shop at the Department of Energy two fund-raisers that were campaign fund-raisers who were raising money from wealthy individuals…in senior positions at the Department of Energy.
  • The people that donated to the Obama campaign ended up getting a lot of these loan guarantees and a lot of this (Solyndra)…$535 million taxpayer dollars poured down the drain.
  • (Structured in case of bankruptcy) so the taxpayers would be paid last…meaning, we totally get nothing.
  • (And) the Department of Energy sent an e-mail and said… please don’t fire people until after the 2010 election.
  • (Now) even though Solyndra has gone bankrupt, (well-connected) investors have made a huge amount of money.
  • Amyris Biotechnologies: (the) billionaire named John Doerr and his business partner Al Gore, former vice president put $16 million into this company…
  • Then a little bit later, Senator Dianne Feinstein and her husband put a million of equity into this company. A couple of weeks after she made her equity investment, the Department of Energy announced they were getting a $25 million grant to Amyris Biotechnologies tax free, not a loan…a grant.
  • (A grant of) Twenty five million taxpayer dollars.
  • Yes…tax free. A couple of months after that, they issue a stock IPO because of the halo effect, as they call it, of this federal grant.
  •  Amyris’s stock, trading under the ticker symbol AMRS debuted on the NASDAQ exchange September 28,2010, bringing in $85 million in new capital.(Rousch @ Xconomy.com 9/29/2010)
  • John Doerr and Al Gore’s $16 million becomes worth $89 million. We don’t quite know how the Feinstein’s did…
  • Did Gore cash out? Yes…Gore got all his money back (and) made maybe $30 million…a huge amount of money. And this is the pattern, all of these companies look to get taxpayer money, have an IPO then and cash out.
  • (This) was the plan at Solyndra, the problem was is that the bankruptcy came too soon. And Sun Power…
  • (First) of all they all have insider information. They all know that the money is coming or the likelihood is going to get there.
  • So they sneak in their investments. It’s almost like a guarantee…a bet. It’s a guaranteed bet. And the numbers are staggering…they’ve doled out about $20 billion in this program.
  • You can directly tie Obama financiers to about $17 billion of that amount. They released ten members of his national campaign finance committee from 2008 and at least a dozen…that have gotten sweetheart deal…
  • So, (theoretically) if I made $30 million, I wouldn’t mind setting up a Super PAC (political action committee) with two million, give it to Obama and I hope that I get four more years of the gravy train.
  • (What) we found is the return on investment is more than $10,000 to one.
  • So if you gave one dollar to Obama, you are getting back…taxpayer money $10,000…a great “investment.”
  • (The) way that the laws are set up…the way the (SEC) decides… as long as it involves government money and not private money or corporate money, it’s OK to engage in this.
  • In the case of John Doerr and Al Gore, there are about 27 companies, green tech companies that they were invested in, 16 of them got government money. In this program, less than 10 percent of the people that applied got money, but in the case of connected people like John Doerr and Al Gore, that was over 50 percent. That is not a coincidence. (Doerr is appointed to Obama’s “Presidential Economic Recovery Commission”)
  • L. John Doerr is a venture capitalist at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The KPCB team includes John Doerr, Sun Microsystem’s co-founder Bill Joy, NASA rocket scientist K. R. Sridhar, former US Vice President Al Gore and former US Secretary of State Colin Powell. KPCB is based in Menlo Park, California and has offices in Shanghai and in Beijing (Wikipedia). Forbes reports on April 29,2011: Amyris, the California biofuels and renewable chemicals company, has flipped the switch on a factory in São Paulo, Brazil. Jobs created with U.S. taxpayer dollars?
  • In February 2009, Doerr was appointed as a member of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board to provide the president and his administration with advice and counsel in fixing America’s economic downturn. John Doerr…net worth of US $2.2 billion (source Wikipedia.)
  • Public/Private Millionaires and Billionaires; why tax them more, when the federal government is already lining their pockets? How much more would they take if they had to pay taxes on it? (Author Opinion)
  • …it’s what they call in Wall Street, pump and dump…get the stock pumped up and then we’re going to make our profits.
  • Amyris Biotechnologies…is still losing money and that federal grant created 40 jobs. That’s all…($25 Million grant.)
  • …they get the halo effect.
  • They have the connections to get the money…then after the price goes through the roof…an opportunity to sell…they sell and make a fortune and move on to the next.
  • …some of the numbers are huge, I mean, there are solar companies, there’s investment fund that has four partners…one of which is Robert Kennedy, Jr…they got $1.4 billion.
  • They got $1.4 billion…if you look at Bright Source, the company, they are the largest investor by far in that company. When they were looking to file for an IPO with the (SEC), they had to disclose the risks…they said, this is an incredibly risky investment and we may not be in business in a couple of years. But the federal government gave them $1.4 billion in loan guarantees to make this…
  • The Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee appear to have hit the pause button on their investigation into the failure of Solyndra, a solar panel maker that entered bankruptcy proceedings in September, defaulting on a $528 million federal loan (NY Times, November 24,2011.)
  • Don’t expect any laws to be passed anytime soon to stop this massive pilfering of the public coffers. (Author’s opinion)

The interview can be accessed: http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100007214&docId=l:1549060556&isRss=true&Em=4

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Affecting Population Growth Rates: Obama U.S. Policies Mimick Agenda 21, World Bank Prescriptions

With the U.S. now $15 Trillion in debt, can the nation afford the idealism of the United Nations?

  • Consider these Obama Policies:
  • Greater access to primary health care and family planning services.
  • Free college education, especially for girls and women.
  • Obama Care national health care program, extended unemployment payments, increase spending on elderly programs.

Now consider these social theories as stated by the World bank:
Strategies for change: Affecting population growth rates

Parents tend to have larger families when they fear that many of their babies may die, when they need laborers to work on the family farm or business, when they want to ensure that they themselves will be cared for in their old age, and when they lack access to education and to family planning if they want it.

Experience shows that three of the most successful strategies to reduce fertility rates are to ensure that people 1) have greater access to primary health care and family planning services, 2) receive a basic education, especially girls and women, and 3) have government services that help protect them when they are sick, old or unemployed.

Source: http://www.worldbank.org/depweb/english/modules/social/pgr/index03.html

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