Monday, April 16, 2007

Shadow Government Report

The Center For Public Integrity

Network of 900 Advisory Panels Wields Unseen Power

WASHINGTON, March 29, 2007 — They counsel the Department of Defense on terrorism, help the National Institutes of Health dispense billions of dollars in grants and vet proposed food safety rules for the Department of Agriculture. They weigh in on human rights, climate change, Medicare, Social Security, sexual assault in the military, prescription drugs, national parks, child abuse and countless other subjects.

Hello, 'cultural diversity' – goodbye, sovereignty

by Henry Lamb
World Net Daily

As with all U.N. treaties, the language is broad, vague and superficially appealing; the devil is in the details. The new treaty, for example, incorporates the "Principle of Sustainable Development." This vague, appealing statement is defined in another U.N. Document: Agenda 21, a 300-page, 40-chapter devil's brew of instructions on how everyone on Earth should live their lives.

These instructions are being implemented in every community in America, through often ridiculous provisions contained in "comprehensive planning" laws. The land-use provisions of Chapter 5 of Agenda 21 are a refinement of still another U.N. document that declares: '... public control of land use is indispensable.'"

Judicial Watch Uncovers 2005 Chertoff Implementation Memo on Security and Prosperity Partnership

A memo signed by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff implements a controversial program condemned by critics as a precursor to a European Union-style partnership with Mexico and Canada.

Report to Leaders

Security and Prosperity Partnership Of North America

[[note** I have read the entire document. It is written like one of those hokey "Lesson Plans" all teachers are required to file each day.

Control, control, is an out-of-control bureaucratic nightmare, creating in the process, endless ways for corrupt businesses to team up with corrupt politicians.

One way to achieve their objective is to make it so full of blather that no one will bother themselves reading it. It is a technique which has been honed to perfection by generations of lawyers and politicians. And it generally works. ]]

An example of some of the language:

Enabling Our People

• To better prepare our people to deal with the challenges of the knowledge-based economy, the three countries will, by mid 2006, better coordinate and enhance the current efforts under the Partnership for Prosperity and the Canada-Mexico Partnership. The aim of this initiative is to empower our people through enhanced higher education, academic exchanges, and common research and development initiatives, so as to better prepare our human capital for the future. [emphasis mine]

Incidently, Wikipedia defines "human Capital" as:
"Human capital refers to the stock of productive skills and technical knowledge embodied in labor. Many early economic theories refer to it simply as labor, one of three factors of production, and consider it to be a commodity -- homogeneous and easily interchangeable. Other conceptions of labor dispense with these assumptions."

Note ** Considering human labor as a "factor of production" is a euphemism for "cost of production" - Human labor is NOT a "cost of production" - it is a CAUSE of production. We are NOT "human resources" - we are human beings. [rant over]

Safer, Faster and More Efficient Border Crossings

• New, enhanced mechanisms will support binational border planning, information sharing and communications through the U.S.-Canada Transportation Border Working Group and the U.S.-Mexico Joint Working Committee on Transportation Planning. The United States and Canada will complete a border infrastructure compendium and develop an implementation plan for priority infrastructure investments at key land border ports of entry, improve border trade and traffic information, improve the cross-border movement of people and goods, enhance use of supporting technologies and improve border transportation planning and coordination.

Methods for detecting bottlenecks on the U.S.-Mexico border will be developed and low cost/high impact projects identified in bottleneck studies will be constructed or implemented.

New, secure SENTRI travel lanes will be constructed by 2006 and the United States and Mexico will work toward implementation of a secure cross-border commuter service between El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

There goes the neighborhood...