In this past Sunday’s edition of the Suburban Trends, the newspaper came clean about how Bloomingdale residents feel about the impending destruction of Federal Hill. The residents, according to the report, spend five hours explaining how they feel about the project. The town council – and the newspaper – finally admitted that it was not about increasing the town’s income but about the affordable housing mandate. Bloomingdale was a signatory to the Sustainable Development certification back in 2009 and has since reached the first level of certification.
Admitting that the town’s residents had not been notified of this action, Mayor John Dunleavy promised to hold a non-binding referendum on the issue in the future. “Non-binding” means, for you residents of “Pig Town” (Bloomingdale’s 19th Century nickname for the pig towns that occupied the valley or “The Flats” as they’re most commonly known) that the town council will deign to hear your opinions, but will, after all is over, keep its own counsel as to how to proceed.
If Bloomingdale’s residents, and for that matter, the majority of residents of the entire Northern New Jersey area north Route 80, hadn’t heard of the New Jersey Regional Development Plan (whose website is now defunct) or of Sustainable New Jersey, Sustainable America, or ONE New Jersey or ONEAmerica, they certainly wouldn’t have heard of the original Agenda 21, the outgrowth of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro.
This blog has discussed this issue many times in the past. But now that the enemy has shown its face at the crest of Federal Hill, we will gladly reprint the articles of the original Agenda 21, along with many links providing additional information for your edification. Whether you live in Bloomingdale, the already-marred Riverdale (Riverdale looks beautiful from the heights, but not so much along the Hamburg Turnpike) or the many put-upon towns in Bergen County such as Palisades Park or even Tenafly, feel free to educate yourselves.
Following is the original declaration, known as The Rio Declaration, by the United Nations on Aug. 12, 1992:
Distr. GENERAL 12 August 1992
|REPORT OF THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT* (Rio de Janeiro, 3-14 June 1992) Annex I RIO DECLARATION ON ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, Having met at Rio de Janeiro from 3 to 14 June 1992, Reaffirming the Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, adopted at Stockholm on 16 June 1972, a/ and seeking to build upon it, With the goal of establishing a new and equitable global partnership through the creation of new levels of cooperation among States, key sectors of societies and people, Working towards international agreements which respect the interests of all and protect the integrity of the global environmental and developmental system, Recognizing the integral and interdependent nature of the Earth, our home, Proclaims that:
Principle 1 Human beings are at the centre of concerns for sustainable development. They are entitled to a healthy and productive life in harmony with nature.
Principle 2 States have, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations and the principles of international law, the sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental and developmental policies, and the responsibility to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction or control do not cause damage to the environment of other States or of areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction.
Principle 3 The right to development must be fulfilled so as to equitably meet developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations.
Principle 4 In order to achieve sustainable development, environmental protection shall constitute an integral part of the development process and cannot be considered in isolation from it.
Principle 5 All States and all people shall cooperate in the essential task of eradicating poverty as an indispensable requirement for sustainable development, in order to decrease the disparities in standards of living and better meet the needs of the majority of the people of the world.
Principle 6 The special situation and needs of developing countries, particularly the least developed and those most environmentally vulnerable, shall be given special priority. International actions in the field of environment and development should also address the interests and needs of all countries.
Principle 7 States shall cooperate in a spirit of global partnership to conserve, protect and restore the health and integrity of the Earth’s ecosystem. In view of the different contributions to global environmental degradation, States have common but differentiated responsibilities. The developed countries acknowledge the responsibility that they bear in the international pursuit of sustainable development in view of the pressures their societies place on the global environment and of the technologies and financial resources they command.
Principle 8 To achieve sustainable development and a higher quality of life for all people, States should reduce and eliminate unsustainable patterns of production and consumption and promote appropriate demographic policies.
Principle 9 States should cooperate to strengthen endogenous capacity-building for sustainable development by improving scientific understanding through exchanges of scientific and technological knowledge, and by enhancing the development, adaptation, diffusion and transfer of technologies, including new and innovative technologies.
Principle 10 Environmental issues are best handled with the participation of all concerned citizens, at the relevant level. At the national level, each individual shall have appropriate access to information concerning the environment that is held by public authorities, including information on hazardous materials and activities in their communities, and the opportunity to participate in decision-making processes. States shall facilitate and encourage public awareness and participation by making information widely available. Effective access to judicial and administrative proceedings, including redress and remedy, shall be provided.
Principle 11 States shall enact effective environmental legislation. Environmental standards, management objectives and priorities should reflect the environmental and developmental context to which they apply. Standards applied by some countries may be inappropriate and of unwarranted economic and social cost to other countries, in particular developing countries.
Principle 12 States should cooperate to promote a supportive and open international economic system that would lead to economic growth and sustainable development in all countries, to better address the problems of environmental degradation. Trade policy measures for environmental purposes should not constitute a means of arbitrary or unjustifiable discrimination or a disguised restriction on international trade. Unilateral actions to deal with environmental challenges outside the jurisdiction of the importing country should be avoided. Environmental measures addressing transboundary or global environmental problems should, as far as possible, be based on an international consensus.
Principle 13 States shall develop national law regarding liability and compensation for the victims of pollution and other environmental damage. States shall also cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction or control to areas beyond their jurisdiction.
Principle 14 States should effectively cooperate to discourage or prevent the relocation and transfer to other States of any activities and substances that cause severe environmental degradation or are found to be harmful to human health.
Principle 15 In order to protect the environment, the precautionary approach shall be widely applied by States according to their capabilities. Where there are threats of serious or irreversible damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing cost-effective measures to prevent environmental degradation.
Principle 16 National authorities should endeavour to promote the internalization of environmental costs and the use of economic instruments, taking into account the approach that the polluter should, in principle, bear the cost of pollution, with due regard to the public interest and without distorting international trade and investment.
Principle 17 Environmental impact assessment, as a national instrument, shall be undertaken for proposed activities that are likely to have a significant adverse impact on the environment and are subject to a decision of a competent national authority.
Principle 18 States shall immediately notify other States of any natural disasters or other emergencies that are likely to produce sudden harmful effects on the environment of those States. Every effort shall be made by the international community to help States so afflicted.
Principle 19 States shall provide prior and timely notification and relevant information to potentially affected States on activities that may have a significant adverse transboundary environmental effect and shall consult with those States at an early stage and in good faith.
Principle 20 Women have a vital role in environmental management and development. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development.
Principle 21 The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth of the world should be mobilized to forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development and ensure a better future for all.
Principle 22 Indigenous people and their communities and other local communities have a vital role in environmental management and development because of their knowledge and traditional practices. States should recognize and duly support their identity, culture and interests and enable their effective participation in the achievement of sustainable development.
Principle 23 The environment and natural resources of people under oppression, domination and occupation shall be protected.
Principle 24 Warfare is inherently destructive of sustainable development. States shall therefore respect international law providing protection for the environment in times of armed conflict and cooperate in its further development, as necessary.
Principle 25 Peace, development and environmental protection are interdependent and indivisible.
Principle 26 States shall resolve all their environmental disputes peacefully and by appropriate means in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
Principle 27 States and people shall cooperate in good faith and in a spirit of partnership in the fulfilment of the principles embodied in this Declaration and in the further development of international law in the field of sustainable development.
* * * * * a/ Report of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 5-16 June 1972 (United Nations publication, Sales No. E.73.II.A.14 and corrigendum), chap. I.
This document has been posted online by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). Reproduction and dissemination of the document – in electronic and/or printed format – is encouraged, provided acknowledgement is made of the role of the United Nations in making it available.
Date last updated: by DESA/DSD Copyright © 1999 United Nations
In 2009, Obama created a group called ONEAmerica to carry out these goals in the name of social justice. Among the goals were the transfer of wealth and property by transforming the suburbs into “consumer hubs” and “commuter hubs” linked to mass transportation; the transfer of businesses back into urban locations; the regionalization of suburbs, taking away municipal autonomy and incorporating into bureaucratic, non-elected government bodies; the creation of public-private partnerships to regulate utilities (i.e., water, electric, sewage, etc.); and the transformation of suburban school systems by “narrowing the achievement gap” between school systems and within school systems between high achieving and low achieving students (formerly called “Common Core” but now called “Sustainable Schools”; the rewriting of textbooks to conform with the United Nations goals of environmental and social justice; the transfer of populations from Third World to First World nations; where migration is not possible, a mandate upon First World Nations to transfer their wealth to the Third World; the international regulation of businesses considered to be a “danger” to the global environment; and the regulation of opponents of the United Nation’s agenda.
As noted before, the gouged-out Rock of Riverdale, hideously hovering above the lower town, provides a splendid illustration of what is going to happen not just to Northern New Jersey, specifically northern Passaic County, but the entire nation.
Move, Inc., is the Internet communications consortium that will regulate all electronic messaging in the future, as Sustainable Schools will insure the brainwashing of our current and future generations. Move, Inc., encompasses both electronic communications providers, software and hardware providers, as well as communications companies. The deputy director of the New York Times editorial page is also an advisor to the Clinton foundation.
If I’ve missed any items, please forgive the oversight. Please proceed to the following links to find out more about this very important issue. Socialism simply provides the platform for the installation of Communism in our country. We already basically have a one-party system, which is why the primary elections and the subsequent party conventions have been so rancorous and confusing.
This is the project that began the destruction of our suburbs back in 1992.
This is an update from the 1992 Rio conference, projecting into the future to 2030 and 2050.
It’s ironic that Sustainable Development’s ugly head was first noticed in White Plains in Westchester County in New York (the first county north of New York City). We were residents of Westchester County in the 1950s. Even then, as my mother reported for Dodge Reports, developers were clear-cutting vast tracts of land for suburban homes. This was an environmentally unsound practice which my mother wrote against. Clear-cutting lots leads to soil erosion, flooding, and undermining of foundations, among other things.
Already, Westchester County was a socialist county and growing more socialist every year. Westchester is one of the most Democrat counties in the nation, as well as one of the wealthiest. By 1959, the year I was born, only the very wealthy and the very poor could afford to live there.
Mount Vernon High School, in 1955, had to have security guards at all its entrances. Yonkers, its next-door neighbor, was a haven of dangerous neighborhoods. In addition, high rise apartments were going up everywhere. The bungalow in which my parents rented rooms was crowded in by high-rise apartments. The hospital in which I was born burned down and was replaced by more high-density apartments. What was left of lower Westchester was paved over by highways.
We moved out to the Los Angeles, where the streets were certainly not paved with gold as my uncle had promised my father but by gangs and drug dealers. Then we moved to New Jersey, with its reasonable property taxes, housing prices, and lack of crime. However, northern New Jersey is becoming the new Westchester, or more precisely, the new Long Island, thanks to Sustainable Development. Middle and lower middle class New Jerseyans are fleeing the state, to follow their jobs down South.
This website has mysteriously vanished. This is a typical tool of the enemy; to create and then destroy platforms of information dissemination to create confusion within the public forum. They rely on inattention, ignorance, and apathy to achieve their goals.
But we, the Tea Party, are here (still) to keep you informed at all times and in all events.