None Dare Call It Treason
U.S. Green Building Council, United Nations Environment Programme and World Business Council for Sustainable Development Release Report on the Role of Cities in the Green Economy
Report Highlights Key Messages to Leaders at Rio+20 Conference
Washington, D.C. (June 5, 2012) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the United Nations Environment Programme's Regional Office for North America (UNEP RONA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) released a new report titled "Advancing the Transformation to a Green Economy through Green Buildings and Resource Efficient Cities: Key Messages from North America." The release of the report was followed by a panel discussion addressing the critical role that cities play in driving the transition to a green economy and the potential opportunities that the Rio+20 Conference offers to propel this work forward.
"Stakeholders across the country have spoken and have confirmed the unique role that green buildings are playing and should continue to play to advance the green economy," said Roger Platt, senior vice president of global policy and law at USGBC. "Our call in Rio is to amplify this message to ramp up investments and address barriers to realizing the hundreds of billions of dollars of global savings."
The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC's The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events, and outlines clear action items for Rio+20 including improving awareness, education and training on sustainability issues and empowering local action and innovation in development policies. Other key takeaways were a need for increasing financial resources and removing barriers to long-term investments, encouraging common metrics, methodologies and tools, and promoting stakeholder collaboration and public-private initiatives.
"With more than half of the world's population now living in urban areas, cities are the changing force of the 21st century. Decisions made today will have consequences at the local, national and global levels for decades to come. Leaders gathered at Rio+20 have a chance to provide cities with the support they need to be able to move us along a path to a more sustainable future," said Amy Fraenkel, director of UNEP's Regional Office for North America.
The report was introduced by the three Road to Rio+20 partners to key stakeholders, including Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, assistant secretary of state for oceans and international environmental and scientific affairs at U.S. Department of State. Other speakers included Christophe Tulou, director, District of Columbia Department of the Environment; Dr. Lilia Abron, president and CEO, PEER Consultants, P.C.; Jordan Doria, manager of stakeholder engagement, Ingersoll Rand; Richenda Van Leeuwen, senior director of the energy and climate, United Nations Foundation/Sustainable Energy for All; and Jessica McGlyn, director of WBCSD US.
"This report highlights some excellent innovations and collaboration across the U.S. in creating more sustainable cities, something WBCSD's corporate members are working toward through the Urban Infrastructure Initiative," said Jessica McGlyn, director of WBCSD US. "We're also pleased to see that many of the policy ideas coming out of the Road to Rio discussions track with our policy recommendations in the newly released 'Changing Pace' report."
About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED green building certification program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, and advocacy in support of public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About UNEP's Regional Office for North America
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading authority on the environment within the United Nations system. RONA's mission is to build support in the region for UNEP's work, to promote effective responses to international environmental challenges and to foster cooperation on environmental issues between North America and the broader international community. To achieve this mission, RONA's strategy is promote collaboration between UNEP and all sectors of North American society, including U.S. and Canadian governmental institutions, the private sector, non-governmental organizations and other civil society groups.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. Together with its members, the council applies its respected thought leadership and effective advocacy to generate constructive solutions and take shared action. Leveraging its strong relationships with stakeholders as the leading advocate for business, the council helps drive debate and policy change in favor of sustainable development solutions.
The WBCSD provides a forum for its 200 member companies - who represent all business sectors, all continents and acombined revenue of more than $7 trillion - to share best practices on sustainable development issues and to develop innovative tools that change the status quo. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.
About Road to Rio Series
In June of 2012, nations and civil society from around the world will gather in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20). In an effort to raise awareness about Rio+20 and engage North American stakeholders in the process, USGBC, UNEP RONA and WBCSD organized consultations in five major metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada. Discussions at the events centered on the challenges these regions face in promoting green buildings and advancing sustainable urban policies, and ways of overcoming them through policy reforms and voluntary partnerships.
The Muslim Brotherhood have set U.S. Rules of Engagement on the battlefield - warn ISIS and give them time to evacuate, then bomb an empty building!
WHEREAS: President Obama is “purging” the U.S. military, say multiple top generals. The total number of senior officers purged during the five years of the Obama administration is close to 200. From Army Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, to Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin, a founder of the Army’s elite Delta Force, to Medal of Honor recipient Maj. Gen. Patrick Henry Brad – have all gone on the record with WND, characterizing Obama’s actions as nothing less than an all-out attack on America’s armed forces. Navy Capt. Joseph John refers to the “bigger picture” – which is that the U.S. Armed Forces have been under relentless attack by Obama. John is a Naval Academy graduate; three tours in Vietnam, served as an al-Qaeda expert for the FBI, was a commanding officer with SEALs embedded on special operations. He was awarded the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals and 22 medals and unit citations for combat operations in Vietnam, Philippines, Desert Storm and on anti-terrorist operations. John stated, more than 137 officers have been forced out because of their failure to comply to certain views. John stated “the Rules of Engagement in combat that were put in place after Obama took office, asserting that the changes resulted in very high casualty rate in Afghanistan, including the loss of 17 members of SEAL Team 6 in one incident. John also cited military chaplains being prohibited from reading letters in the pulpit from their cardinals during Sunday services. Obama’s cuts in the military budget resulted in restricting as many as seven aircraft carriers to port (breaking Naval doctrine since Pearl Harbor), leaving them open to another Pearl Harbor-type of attack. The net result of Obama’s policies against the military, changed and enforced by his civilian appointees (Muslim Brotherhood) at the Dept. of Defense continues to degrade the most effective military organization ever created.” [E. Michael Maloof, WND.com; www.wnd.com/2013/11/purge-surge, 11/04/2013]
WHEREAS: President Obama reduces the U.S. Military from 520,000 to 450,000; Obama reduced U.S. Military defense spending by $27 Billion (after giving the Muslim Brotherhood $1.5 billion in cash and weapons); Obama cuts the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Org. that has led the U.S. Military efforts to combat IEDs, a weapon of choice among terrorists, staff reduction 3000 to 1000; reduced US Navy’s fleet of littoral combat ships from 52 to 32. [https://cofda.wordpress.com/2014/02/27/obama-admin-to-reduce-us] Obama has also required that the U.S. Military go “green,” exponentially increasing the cost of running the military.
WHEREAS: The “2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength” a study that found that “U.S. Armed Forces are not capable of prevailing when fighting two regional conflicts at once, a long-standing strategic objective…while terrorism still presents a serious threat, Russia and China pose the greatest danger to the U.S. national security…The major factors driving the poor ratings are consistent understaffing and equipment shortages. Presently, the Army can only field 76%; Marines can only field 69% necessary forces. The Navy has fewer ships than are needed.” [Heritage Foundation; www.heritage.org]
WHEREAS: Navy SEAL Team Six killed Osama Bin Laden on May 1, 2011; SEAL Team Six was murdered on August 6, 2011. The SEALs were sent on a mission to capture an al-Qaeda leader. An unknown/unnamed “Commander” broke U.S. Military policy and ordered 17 SEALs and 5 Special Ops Forces onto the same helicopter, a 50-yr. old Chinook helicopter, and replaced the 8 vetted Afghanistan soldiers with unnamed Afghanistan soldiers.
The SEALs were flown into an on-going 3-hr.-long battle without the standard escort or cover. Known Taliban were in a tower atop a building. The SEALS asked to engage the Taliban. Permission was denied because Obama’s policy of Rules of Engagement: there might be “friendlies” amid Taliban shooting RPGs (rocket propelled grenades) at the Chinook. SEALs were told, “Obama wants to win the hearts and minds of the Taliban. Do not engage.” Intelligence knew that 100 Taliban were on their way to the Tangi Valley (Wardak Province), Afghanistan – to shoot down a U.S. helicopter. Nothing was done to stop them. There were two opportunities to engage the two Taliban soldiers in the tower. The SEALs were told to stand down each time. SEALs regularly fly on state-of-the-art MH 46 smaller helicopters, dividing the Team on different choppers; are usually escorted by other helicopters; fire cover is provided before SEALs enter the combat. The SEALs helicopter, a helpless air target, was shot down by the two Taliban in the tower. [www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bYuUvj7-ME; “SEAL Team 6 Was Murdered”] and [MUST LISTEN TO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghdm1sZKZ8k, “Seal Team 6 Families Demand Justice for Their Fallen”]
At the memorial service in Afghanistan, Obama prohibited the Chaplin to say the name of Jesus in prayer over the bodies, even though all were Christians. All the SEALs and Spec. Ops were Christians. During a funeral ceremony at Bagram Airfield, US Air Force Command, Obama sent a radical Islamic Imam to officiate the ceremony even though none of the 30 soldiers killed were Muslim. IN HIS “PRAYER,” THE IMAM CONDEMNED TO HELL THE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS:
“Amen. I shelter in Allah from the devil who has been cast with stones. In the name of Allah the merciful forgiver. The companions of the ‘fire’ (The sinners and infidels who are fodder for hell fire)(sic) are not equal with the companions of heaven. The companions of heaven (Muslims)(sic) are the winners. Had we sent this Koran to a mountain, you would have seen the mountain prostrate in fear of Allah. (Mocking the God of Moses)(sic). Such examples are what we present to the people; to the people, so that they would think. (Repent and convert to Islam)(sic) Blessings are to your god (Allah)(sic) the god of glory of what they describe. And peace be upon the messengers (Prophets)(sic) and thanks be to Allah the lord of both universes (Mankind and Jinn – Jinn are supernatural creatures in Islamic mythology)(sic).” [www.youtube.com/watch?v =l2ldiPhnZ0s; “Obama Murdered My Son”]
The Imam’s prayer disclosed: Islam does not worship the God of Abraham. The Muslim Brotherhood/ISIS/al Qaeda/Boko Haram/Saudi Arabia – decapitating 3-mo. old babies and putting their heads on poles – crucifying 7-yr. old Christian children – burying alive Christian children – castrating Christian girls and cutting off their breasts – Saudis washing their hands in Christian blood – and the elite who fund them – cannot display more that these people are true evil. Our President does not show any outrage for these atrocities, in fact, his only statement on the matter was to deny asylum for these Christians. Indeed, our President gave these people 1.5 Billion U.S. taxpayer dollars and weapons.
Muslims worship Allah and Aphrodite. When Muslims kill, they yell, “Alla wa Koubar” (God and Aphrodite), a/k/a
“Allahu Akbar” (Allah is better). [Moravcsik and Jenkins, Constantine Porphyrogenitus De Administrando Imperio, Dumbarton Oaks, Center for Byzantine Studies, Harvard, DC, 1967]
WHEREAS: President Obama rejected three options to destroy top-secret RQ170 Sentinel stealth drone that operators “lost control” of before it was landed in Iran. [www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/07/us-weighed-options-to-recover]
The drone was mysteriously landed fully intact; it had a self-destruct button. Iran will back-engineer the drone with help of Russia and China. [12/13/2011; www.forum.china.org.cn/viewthread.php?tid=35204&extra= ]
WHEREAS: A U.S. cyber code bug used to shut down Iran’s nuclear program was mysteriously transmitted from a U.S. Military facility’s computer to an engineer’s computer to the Internet. This top secret, cutting-edge code is loose and could be used against the U.S. infrastructure and national defense systems. [www.imcitizen.net/Americas-cyberwar-with-iran-and-how-the-world-has-changed/2/]
SINCE: Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said that “someone at the White House was responsible for the recent leaks of classified information…reports in the press detailing a U.S. cyberattack against Iran and an administration terrorist “kill list.” [7/24/12; http://thehill.com/policy/defense/ 239661-sen-feinstein-says-someone-at-white-house-is-behind]
WHEREAS: President Obama publicly announced the name of the doctor, Dr. Shakeel Afridi, who helped the CIA hunt and kill Osama Bin Laden. Dr. Afridi was immediately arrested, tortured, and sentenced to 33 years in jail for treason against Pakistan for aiding the U.S. in Bin Laden’s death in May 2011.
WHEREAS: Obama’s Fmr. CIA Dir. and Secy. of Defense, Leon Panetta, stated, “I am worried about our country… we are in decline.” [www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw00x9-sHKw]
WHEREAS: Current Dir. of National Intelligence James Clapper, stated before a Congressional hearing, 2/26/2015, “I worry a lot for the safety of this country…2014 has been the most lethal year in 45 yrs. since such data has been compiled.”
SINCE: “The most prominent Islamic organizations in the U.S. are all controlled by the Muslim Brotherhood,” said FBI veteran, John Guandolo.” [www.wnd.com/2011/02/266725/]
SINCE: President Obama appointed two Muslims connected to the Muslim Brotherhood to the Dept. of Homeland Security, to positions able to take control of Dept. Homeland Security Director's powers, as a Designee:
Arif Alikhan*, Assistant Secretary for Policy Development of the DHS. “Just two weeks before he received this appointment, Alikhan (who once called the jihad terror group Hezbollah a ‘liberation movement’) participated in a fund-raiser for the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)…(which) has links to the Muslim Brotherhood.” [www.humanevents.com/2011/02/08/obamas-muslim-brotherhood-ties/]
Kareem Shora*, born in Damascus, Syria, and is National Director of the American-Arab, Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), a member of the Advisory Council of the Dept. of Homeland Security. The ADC “will join the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) for registration, phone bank and other get-out-the-vote in Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the ADC announced.” [Aug. 24, 2012; www.investigativeproject. org/ 3725/adc-cair-form-election -partnership]
WHEREAS: § 102(b)(1) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, “The Secretary may delegate any of the Secretary’s functions to any officer, employee, or organizational unit of the Dept.”
SINCE: The appearance of a “more controlled society” is now complete. The elite will “dominate unrestrained by traditional values.” [Brzezinski, Zbigneiw, Between Two Ages: American's Role in the Technetronic Era, 1970]
WHEREAS: “The federal government (Obama) is planning black box vehicle mandate to track, tax, and even remotely control all personal vehicles. The black box would, in real time, track your vehicle location to track and map all your driving trips; know when you are home or away from home; know where you work; establish patterns of your activity such as when you pick up kids from school or go grocery shopping; know if you attend political rallies, activist meetings, gun ranges, or other destinations the government characterizes as being linked to ‘domestic terrorism.’
Two-way communication allows government to control your vehicle, such as shut down your vehicle and disengage the starter, effectively stranding you with no way to drive; lock you inside your own vehicle, trapping you until ‘authorities’ arrive; cause your car to drive off a cliff as a method of assassinating political enemies, then blaming it on their ‘bad driving’; cause your vehicle to run over pedestrians, thereby earning you a prison sentence for ‘vehicular manslaughter’ (another way to dispatch political enemies) (sic); through two-way black boxes, the government can even use to coordinate vehicle control to do things like build a highway roadblock from 10 cars; cause a massive 50-car accident, or even drive a stream of heavy trucks through the walls of a family residence in an effort to kill a journalist; the government can turn your car into a weapon. Hackers can also seize control of the government’s vehicle control system. [Adams, Mike, 10/27/13; www.naturalnews.com] All cars built in 2014 have black boxes (2015 Models). [www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/50131531]