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Sustainable development or

sustainable freedom?

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Sustainable development is based on a set of principles found in Our Common Future -[the report of the 1987 World Commission on Environment and Development].

Sustainable freedom is based on a set of principles found in the Declaration of Independence, adopted by the Continental Congress July 4, 1776.

Sustainable development is based on this belief:

From space, we see a small and fragile ball dominated not by human activity and edifice but by a pattern of clouds, oceans, greenery, and soils. Humanity’s inability to fit its activities into that pattern is changing planetary systems, fundamentally. This new reality, from which there is no escape, must be recognized – and managed. (Chapter 4.1)

Sustainable freedom is based on this belief:

… all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. – That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. ….

Sustainable development is achieved when the recommendations contained in Agenda 21 are fully implemented.

Sustainable freedom is achieved when the U.S. Constitution is obeyed.

Sustainable development and sustainable freedom are mutually exclusive. Sustainable development produces a society managed by government to insure environmental protection, social equity and equal economic opportunity. Sustainable freedom produces a government managed by society to protect individual freedom, private property and the unalienable rights identified in the Declaration of Independence.

Sustainable development was endorsed by the United States in 1992, when President George H.W. Bush signed Agenda 21 at the U.N. Conference on Environment and Development. Sustainable Development came to the United States in 1993 when President Bill Clinton issued Executive Order 12852 which created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development.

Throughout the Clinton years, the PCSD gave millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations and to state and local governments to encourage the implementation of Agenda 21 at the state and local government levels. Nearly every community in the nation has now been the subject of a “visioning” process to create a “strategic plan” to achieve sustainable development.

With grants from the federal government (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the lead federal agency, the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration in the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Economic and Community Development Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency), the American Planning Association produced “Growing Smart: Legislative Guidebook.” This publication provided three model statutes and two model executive orders states could adopt to convert the non-binding recommendations of Agenda 21 into state law.

Consequently, most states and local communities now have, or are in the process of creating, a county-wide plan to implement sustainable development. A common element in most of these communities is the complete ignorance of Agenda 21 and sustainable development among elected officials. In fact, when asked, elected officials frequently deny that their county’s activities are related to Agenda 21 at all. This ignorance about Agenda 21 is deliberate. Gary Lawrence, former director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at the University of Washington and chief planner for the city of Seattle told an audience in London:

In the case of the U.S., our local authorities are engaged in planning processes consistent with LA21 [Local Agenda 21], but there is little interest in using the LA21 brand. … So, we call our processes something else, such as comprehensive planning, growth management or smart growth.

In the United States, sustainable development is delivered to local communities in the form of a comprehensive land-use plan, with little or no mention of Agenda 21. Greenville County, S.C., recently updated its comprehensive land-use plan under the banner: “Imagine Greenville County; Tomorrow’s Vision Today.”  NOTE: Claremont is adopting it as the “CAROLINA THREAD PROJECT”.   Several elected officials insisted that the exercise had nothing to do with Agenda 21. A rather casual analysis of the plan, however, provides direct documentation that both the process and the outcome prescribed by Agenda 21 were achieved in the plan.

Likewise, the officials in Bradley County, Tenn., denied any relationship to Agenda 21 in the development of their “BCC-2035 Strategic Plan.” A review of the plan in relation to Chapter 7 of Agenda 21 reveals that the plan is essentially an extension of Agenda 21, modified by local names and places.

There is no doubt that sustainable development in the United States is a concept that arose from the United Nations with the clear purpose of managing societies around [the] world to achieve environmental protection, equal economic opportunity and social equity. The United States was founded on the principles of limited government, individual freedom, reward for individual achievement and free markets that produce maximum prosperity. Government is imposing sustainable development and its inevitable government management. Only an informed, involved and determined people can stop and reverse this erosion of freedom.

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Sharon Newling, 58, was arrested in Salisbury, N.C., in April and charged with shooting at her stepson with a .22-caliber rifle. She denied shooting “at” him, but said she was just shooting toward him “to make him stop working on his truck.” [Salisbury Post]

In April in Greensboro, N.C., Stephanie Preston and Bobby Duncan were married in front of family and friends at the local Jiffy Lube. [WGHP-TV (Greensboro)]

A 25-year-old man in Okaloosa County, Fla., was arrested and charged with misdemeanor trespassing after he entered the Club 51 Gentlemen’s Club, from which he had been banned after a February incident. The man told police that he knew he had been banned from a strip club but couldn’t remember which one. [Northwest Florida Daily News]

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GAY DAYS (aka Catawba Pride) is coming back to Hickory…. scheduled for this fall.  Even the town of Newton hosted one last year!  Why have we been left out of the festivities?  GEE, we’re so envious.  Henry from HELLton is falling down on the job!  Why, we could have a big ol’ parade right down main street and three days of debauchery in the park…. ALL FOR FREE!

Let’s explore this idea:

First of all, we would have to apply for a grant…. it’s FREE MONEY, ya’ know.  The money could be used to paint homosexual icons on the side of the old hardware building.  That would be nice.  We could also color coordinate all of the buildings on main street.  Maybe with a dominating lavender theme.  And, of course, we would need to pass out FREE (paid for with grant money)  condoms in the spirit of STD prevention and Cialis.  (No need to worry about anybody getting pregnant)

Once the parade reaches the park (which nobody uses) the partying could begin.  But we can’t have a party without a little wine tasting, can we? (wine paid for with grant money)  And we should offer a little entertainment (paid for with grant money).  The un-used amphitheater (paid for with grant money) would rock to the sounds of Freddy and the Fudge-Packers while the revelers paired off and danced on the “lawn”.  The rest-room walls would provide space for the people to write their little descriptive messages and phone numbers with rainbow colored indelible markers  (paid for with grant money).

When partied out, the sodomites could unfold their double-wide sleeping bags (paid for with grant money), shuck their duds and have a good night’s rest…. All courtesy of FREE GRANT MONEY, Henry from HELLton…. and, of course, your town government.

So, what’s in it for Claremont?  Maybe you should ask that question of all the other wasteful and failed projects that our “rulers” have blown the taxpayer’s dollars on over the years…. and the list grows.

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Nazis Tried To Train Dogs To

Read, Write, And Speak, New

Jan Bondeson Book Says

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Hitler may be on the short list of despicable dictators most undeserving of a dog’s unconditional love, but that didn’t stop him from trying to talk them.

According to a new book titled “Amazing Dogs: A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities,” Nazi specialists attempted — apparently with some success — to train a fleet of “intelligent” dogs to read, write and speak.

The research comes from Cardiff University associate professor Dr. Jan Bondeson, who found that the Nazis collected pups from across Germany and put them through intense training during the 1930s at the Tier-Sprechschule ASRA (School for Dog-Human Communication) in the town of Leutenberg.

“The Nazis were sentimental enthusiasts who were really fond of animals and liked the idea that dogs were intelligent and could communicate with people,” Bondeson told AOL Weird news.

Under trainer Margarethe Schmitt’s direction, the institute trained dogs such as Rolf the Airedale terrier, who was said to be able to discuss religion, contemplate complex mathematics and communicate with humans by tapping out an alphabet code using his paw.

Another dog, Kurwenal, supposedly cracked jokes like a comedian and was a symbol of the educated canines of Germany.

But Hitler’s presumable pick of the litter was a pooch named Don, who apparently barked “Mein Fuhrer” when asked who Adolf Hitler was.

According to Bondeson, Hitler and the Germans seem to have had hopes that the superior dogs would eventually communicate with their SS masters and act as the ultimate guard dogs.

“Why would the Nazis allow such a bizarre project to continue in a country ravaged by war unless they had an interest in studying dog-human communication?” Bondeson asks.

Considering their record on human rights, the Nazi’s actually had notoriously strong feelings about animal rights.

Hitler was widely recognized as a dog lover and owned two German Shepherds, named Blondi and Bella. The dictator famously killed Blondi before taking his own life in 1945.

Bondeson says that some Nazis even wrote letters to local authorities about the pets that were being left behind when the military began forcing Jews into concentration camps.

“When the Jews were deported from certain German cities, nobody bothered about them, they said ‘good riddance,'” Bondeson explains. “But as for their pets, people thought, ‘Well, they can’t bring those with them to the concentration camps, surely we must do something.'”

“It’s a completely forgotten aspect: A good Nazi was a friend to animals.”

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BUSTED!!!


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KENNETH JAMES SHOOK

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3577 CINDERELLA ST
CLAREMONT, NC 28610

     Gender: M     Race: W
     Hair: SANDY     Eye: BLUE
     Height: 5′ 04     Weight: 165
     DOB: 08-07-1973     Age: 37

INDECENT LIBERTY MINOR
  Conviction Date: 3/23/1998  Victim’s Age: None Reported

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JOE BOB

When I first met the great Roger Corman, I asked him, “How do you like being referred to as the King of the B’s?”

“I don’t like that at all,” he said. “The B implies that the movie is somehow second-rate.”

“Okay. What about King of the Exploitation Film?”

“Oh yes!” and his face brightened. “That I like!”

But even Roger had places he wouldn’t go, taboos he wouldn’t touch. That wasn’t the case with Dan Sonney and Dave Friedman, who were also laboring away in El Lay in the fifties, sixties and seventies, but venturing into areas that no filmmakers had ever touched (“She Freak,” “The Suckers,” “The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago”) and will probably never touch again. Dan and Dave were producers who had much more in common with the carnival than with the early days of Hollywood, and their titles were more like circus or vaudeville acts than motion pictures.

The money scene from “She Freak.””Mau Mau Sex Sex” is basically an hour and a half of Dan and Dave sittin around talkin about the good ole days of road shows and four-walling and legendary exploitation stunts. To promote “Blood Feast,” Dave posed as a “concerned citizen” in Sarasota, Florida, and asked a judge to issue an injunction against the playing of the film there. He was so convincing that the injunction was granted and, even after Dave withdrew his request, the film was banned! They had to play Bradenton instead. The very title of this documentary comes from a 1954 travelogue called “Mau Mau,” featuring footage of the Mau Mau uprising in Africa narrated by Chet Huntley. Dan Sonney acquired the footage but didn’t know how to sell it, so he hired some black actors from Los Angeles to pose as naked warriors, slitting the throats of bare-breasted women, and this three minutes of faked footage was inserted into the movie and used as the trailer. But it still troubles him because it failed to make money. “‘Mau Mau’ don’t sell,” he grouses. “‘Mau Mau Sex Sex’ would sell.”

Sonney is royalty in the world of sideshow-type exploitation, having inherited the title from his father, Louis Sonney. Louis was an Italian immigrant who worked in the coal mines of Washington state, and because of his strength, was asked to take a job as a cop. He single-handedly caught a famous escaped train bandit, Roy Gardner, then went on the Pantages vaudeville circuit as “The Man Who Captured Roy Gardner,” demonstrating his strength and his quick handcuffs, used on unsuspecting audience members. He then financed a movie about Roy Gardner, with a repentant Roy playing himself, and by 1934 Sonney was making oddities like “Maniac,” which Frank Henenlotter calls “a wonderfully sleazy creepy kind of film . . . odd, exhilarating, incomprehensible” and, not so coincidentally, the first film to feature on-screen eyeball-eating. (Henenlotter, the director and archivist best known for the great “Basket Case,” provides hysterical commentary throughout the documentary.) Sonney was responsible for most of the “wages of sin” films of the 1930s (liquor, gambling and sex lead to the ruin of young women) and the all but forgotten “Forbidden Adventure” of 1937, in which gorillas mate with women in what is billed as an expose of a primitive Cambodian cult.

By the 1950s Louis Sonney and his son Dan had turned to sex as the most saleable commodity they had, and they would frequently make deals with burlesque theaters to film the entire show. Nationally famous stripper Lili St. Cyr was paid a then unheard of $5000 for one day of work on “Love Moods.”

Friedman, on the other hand, came up through the carnival, where he shilled for “cooch shows” and used his expertise to pioneer the “nudie cutie” film of the early sixties. Shot at Florida nudist camps, these strangely antiseptic films featured endless shots of happy volleyball-playing nudists, but never anything below the waist.

Even though Friedman admits to a long-ago love affair with Playboy Playmate Connie Mason, star of “Blood Feast,” the two exploitation legends turn out to be family men who like to play gin rummy and discuss the health of their prostates. (One man is in his eighties, the other in his seventies.) The men who were once considered enemies of the church, smut-peddlers, and embarrassments to the film industry itself come off as the normal ones, especially when compared to coke-sniffing degenerates like Don Simpson, who produced “Top Gun” and other hits and whose biography drips sleaze all over your fingers. Dan and Dave were, in the final analysis, a couple of swell guys, quaint, old- fashioned, and unfailingly good-humored. You’ll enjoy hanging out with em.

One hundred twenty-six breasts. Twelve dead bodies. Gorilla sex. Nekkid trampolining. Rare footage of Dave Friedman’s sex scene in “The Pick-Up” (1968) and Dan Sonney’s only film appearance, in “The Fabulous Bastard from Chicago.” Rasslin. Chimpanzee acts. Vomit bags. Torture. Tongue-ripping. Whipping. Burlesque Fu. Lesbo Fu. Produced and directed by Ted Bonnitt.

Four Stars.

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Joe Bob says check it out.

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