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Dan Forsythe at WOAI.com has a story about the San Antonio City Council’s spending $131,000.00 on an environmental seminar that is a direct affront to the city’s major industries.
And you just don’t insult the cattle industry in South Texas. Just ain’t done. A Snippet:
There were two big stories out of City Hall this week. The first–news first reported by 1200 WOAI’s Bud Little that the city manager was ordering all department heads to recommend budget cuts of between one and two percent. The second–that City Council, dressed in the requisite sucker overalls and with the hayseed dutifully planted in their pearly whites, agreed to spend $131,000 for a ‘three day executive seminar’ on ‘Third Industrial Revolution infrastructure.’
Now, I’m not a mathematician, but that three day seminar works out to more than $43,000 a day. Assuming that each day’s session is eight hours long, which is probably giving them the benefit of the doubt, that works out to $5,458.33 an hour.
And I love anyone who can quote “Blazing Saddles”:
It will be spent on, and to paraphrase Blazing Saddles, this is authentic City Hall gibberish, ‘prioritization and positioning of sectors to launch the green jobs program.’ This at a time when the city is seriously looking at downsizing police, fire, and street repair services. Is everybody on Military Plaza out of their minds?
The $43,000 a day executive seminar will be delivered to us pinheads from on high by economics gadfly , on whom Mayor Hardberger clearly has a big time man-crush…Rifkin was mentioned several times in the Mayor’s State of the City speech. Rifkin is a bizarre character to say the least. He was an organizer of the famous 1968 anti-military March on the Pentagon. He is an opponent of the beef industry and an outspoken critic of the biotechnology industry. Odd, since the military, biotechnology, and cattle raising are three main components of our region’s economy.
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A pseudo-anonymous source (meaning I won’t give you her e-mail address guys — she’s married!) sent this link HERE:
In June 2005, I reported on the UN’s efforts to recruit the nation’s mayors to directly impose Sustainable Development policy into our local communities. The Mayors weren’t there to simply discuss policy, they committed to an agenda with specific goals. And the results are now clearly being seen in more than 400 communities in 48 states.
First, let me define the policy I’m talking about and describe where it came from. Sustainable Development is the direct opposite of the type of locally elected representative government our Founding Fathers organized for the United States. Sustainable Development expert Michael Shaw explains, it “is the process by which America is being reorganized around a central principle of state collectivism using the environment as bait.” In fact, the policy involves every aspect of our daily lives from food processing and consumption, to health care, to community development to education to labor, and much more. The blue print for sustainable development came from a United Nations soft law policy called Agenda 21, first revealed at the UN’s Earth Summit in 1992.
Ugh. You tell me one thing, ONE thing the U.N, has done “right” — ever — and I’ll consider listening to this “Agenda 21a’ crap.