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By JGillman, Section Multimedia
You just cast the deciding vote for an A21 Premise.
The UN Agenda 21 premise on full display last night. 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. "Entitled. And by Right even in many other declarations.
But lets not stop there! Certainly Principle 5 is equally important. ('equal' being the operative word)
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.Step one? Eliminate insurance expense for the not-so-well-to-do.
In the greatest redistribution scheme seen in our lifetime, you have just assisted in making sure the 'Right' to a healthy and productive life has new legs. Republicans that voted for HB4714 have saved the state a few dollars over the next couple of years, but have embraced full blown global socialism in the process. When Sebelius changes the rules with nary a peep from our weak kneed congress, illegals will ALSO have the right to our health care as well. Former Governor and Democrat Jennifer Granholm started promoting this clunker in 2007, you just turned the key.
Its a small world after all Tom.
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Better check those election results. - Reposted from GROW.TC
It seems the state has been overlooking a fundamental restriction already in place when certifying election results for 5+ year millages and Bond requests. Has there been a validation for electors established to determine if the right to vote on certain issues?
Typically, those who show up for an election for a millage are unchallenged as to their ability to vote on such issues. There are no instructions that stipulate the law, as established by the constitution REQUIRES a real stake in such issues printed on the election forms (ballots), and there are no alternate means to prevent abrogation of constitutional statute. The Michigan Constitution is very clear:
A question we should be asking might be: "Is a passed millage request subject to legal challenge based on the inability to verify the legal status of the electors voting on such issues?" In other words, if you don't own property you cannot vote on a bond issue, so is your ballot restricted, or not?
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Americas Irish Spring soap requiring slackers hit Detroit.
The Occupy Detroit group -- inspired by the protests on Wall Street seeking social, political and economic change -- plans to meet at 4 p.m. today at the Spirit of Detroit statute on Woodward. The group will march to Grand Circus Park at 6 p.m. and then occupy the area with sit-ins, pickets and other forms of protest.
Go figure, Darlene. BTW, nice Detroit zip code.
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By JGillman, Section News
Nolan Finley, the best snark of the weekend pulls the whole "occupy" routine all together with his Sunday editorial.
I have seen SOME tea party types exclaim that these kids should be courted into the "tea" movement so "they won't be lost to the left." I argued I could offer no support other than to "agree the fed should be ended." And THAT argument however, needs even more discussion. My main point against saddling up with the occupy crowd, is frankly that they are little but a tool of this administration's allies. They are too closely aligned with Marxist and redistributive desires to be even slightly cozy. These kids are already tools of the left, and would be no more inclined to listen to conservative principles than Jennifer Granholm or Saul Alinsky.
Take your pick whom might be more radical.
In the editorial, Nolan calls them out as the radicals more aligned with the "sympathetic" administration of Barack Obama who as a matter of course ignored the millions of Tea Party types arguing for a return to limited government. He notes as "odd" the disparity in acknowledgment between those two groups. And as 'peace loving' lib-tards go, the occupy crowd doe not disappoint. Nolan closes with:
"State lawmakers in New York have received emails reportedly connected to Occupy Wall Street containing this cheery call to action: "It's time to kill the wealthy."Eager, yes. As am I.
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I received this news from a friend of mine, who swears he got it from an ESPN-related site. Frankly, I think the idea has some merit . . . not.
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