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The Language of Community in Canada at the Law Commission of Canada. "Communities exist in a context; a community is both a reflection of the individuals who comprise it and it is shaped by the framework and values of the surrounding society. Breton's observations regarding ethnic communities apply generally: "the environment of an ethnic community consists of the multiplicity of attitudes, perceptions, and behaviours of members of other groups and of institutional agents. It includes laws, practices and regulations in industry, government and schools and other societal institutions."  How do current communitarian policies comprehend these two processes which shape communities: the coming together 'from below' to form a collective and, conversely, the impact of the 'top down' environment - the overarching social and administrative framework? These countervailing dynamics are of particular import as the state increasingly engages in community building and 'activating' community to take responsibility for projects in the name of the public good."(emphasis added)
"How does a drug company trump community?" is the title of Etzioni's blog on Friday, June 24, 2005 introducing the Washington Post article on the Communitarian Supreme Court decision handed down yesterday. He's so funny. Notice how he eliminates the American "individual property owner" from his dialectical question? The drug company IS the "community" represented in the development cabal! Community Development is a primary goal of the entire communitarian scam. The REAL dialectic settled yesterday, the genuinely Hegelian conflict resolved by our High Court, was individual rights against communitarianism. And, unlike in our ACL poll results, the ultimate synthesis prevailed.
Supreme Court Rules Cities May Seize Homes Friday June 24, 2005, By MATT APUZZO, Associated Press Writer: "``It's a little shocking to believe you can lose your home in this country,'' said Von Winkle, who said he would battle beyond the lawsuits and fight the bulldozers if necessary. ``I won't be going anywhere.'' The case is Kelo et al v. City of New London, 04-108."
Raze Homes to Deny Palestinian 'Victory' by Amira Schiff, 2005-06-17. "This debate on whether to destroy the houses in the Gaza settlements before disengaging is part of a series of discussions among younger scholars sponsored by the Center for Israel Studies of the University of Judaism."
High-tech crossings aim to ease way of life By Nitzan Cohen, Haaretz-Israel News, June 24, 2005. "Israel plans to spend NIS 1.5 billion to build 34 high-tech crossings in the separation fence, with the goal of easing life for the Palestinian population and thereby reducing support for terrorist organizations."
Operation Weed & Seed is a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Department of Justice (DOJ) Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Program that helps re-develop poor urban American communities into communitarian kibbutzes. First they identify and pull "bad weeds" and then they re-plant the community with identified "good seeds." HUD developed the Community 2020 data software they use to gather personal information prior to weeding. Bulldozers optional.
Unprecedented Investment Opportunities! at livingcities.org, the National Community Development Initiative. "Investing in Urban Neighborhoods--
$500 million committed over the next decade.Supporting Community Development Corporations-- 300 CDCs have been funded $254 million since 1991. Improving the Vitality of Cities--Our investments have leveraged $2 billion and created 100,000 homes and 1.7 million square feet of commercial space.Urban Agenda--
We identify and speak out on urban policy issues to encourage others to join us in investing in cities. Our policy initiatives grow out of our experience."
Community Development is communitarian control over the political economy. The Communitarians co-opted the term "community" years ago. Community Government is communitarian. Community governments, according to Amitai Etzioni, are not to be confused with "local governments."
What exactly does the US Supreme Court mean by local governments? It's such a vague, warm, fuzzy term. In the communitarian system there exists numerous appointed, un-elected "citizen councils", neighborhood associations, development councils, and private-public partnerships between local politicians and global corporations.
Plus, if a Municipal Court doesn't even have constitutional "authority of law" to issue a criminal search warrant (it requires a Superior Court order), then how can the High Court grant local politicans unchecked and unhindered confiscation and development power over every individual's property within their petty boundaries?
The "hearings clause" is a sick joke. All LA-21 public hearings are led by faciliators who know the fix is on.
Castlecoalition.org is sponsored by the Institute of Justice. IJ is gathering citizens together who're fighting eminent domain abuse. IJ lawyers put this ground-breaking case before the court, and lost. Let's join the losing team and continue "fighting." How does one fight a Supreme court decision?
This ruling has incredible ramifications. Why do all the headlines leave out businesses in their declaration of this "breaking news?" EQUALLY IMPORTANT is that this decision allows a Ritz-Carlton to CONDEMN a Motel 6! When we said communitarianism is elitist fascism designed to give all our individual freedom over to criminal development cabals, we weren't theorizing. (For a review of how communitarians balance individual property and privacy against the "public good" go to: Neighborhood Planning and UN Local Agenda 21 Programme for Sustainable Development.)
Healthy Building Network just announced on June 17, 2005 the "new" studies that condemn PVC. We stumbled on it while pricing PVC pipes for Gertee. This could be a huge "discovery" if it gives "local governments" the power to require all homes to get rid of PVC... think of the health and safety issue and what "regulatory inside inspections" really means.Seattle was never clear about what exactly they were looking for during these new inspections in 1999. I think they knew the list of "life-threatening violations" was purposely vague because it would continue to expand. Just think of HOW MANY homes world-wide have PVC plumbing. It's practically a health crisis, isn't it?
Kind of gets me to wondering about how those two DCLU inspectors in Seattle who warned me to "keep asking questions" are dealing with their new expanded powers to get inside private property. They were NOT happy with what was going on inside the NATS community development meetings, claimed many DCLU Inspectors were worried about what was going on in those citizen meetings (which I was eventually "uninvited" from attending). Barbara insisted I continue my quest for answers and refused to be interviewed for fear of losing her job. I'll bet a lot of City employees take early retirements now, (like Sue Coble and Veronica Jackson did).
Does America understand that the whole "blight" issue established by the stupid Bermen case in 1954 is the foundation for the Kelo decision? When we did not defend our neighbors targeted with "urban blight," when we (by our silence) allowed the "community" to rebuild "poorer neighborhoods" into uptown sustainable developments, WE set our entire country up for the next logical step in the intervention plans under LA-21. The City of Seattle cited Bermen in one of their many cases against Hugh Sisley. I have a copy in storage. If I remember it correctly, Bermen claims poor neighborhoods do "more than spread disease, crime and immorality...". Hmm. If 7 people sued owning 15 houses "collectively" in New London...was there a "Hugh" in that group?
Israel May Use New Sound Weapon on Settlers: 'The Scream' Uses Specific Audio Frequency to Disable Protesters by AMY TEIBEL, AP June 10, 2005.
AmerikanExpose.com Latest News and Info has posted a great list of links to articles and legal reviews of this ruling. Americans could be grateful to find so many well-documented answers to the many questions they must be having about "community development." Thanks Chris, Dennis, Darren, Bobby, Peter, Nancy and the rest of us "grassroots researchers" who've devoted our time to bring Americans the facts when they need them most. If Americans don't STOP the developers by using their individual and state rights under every one of their constitutions, (WITHOUT going to the phony International Court at the Hague for "redress") then America, for all intents and purposes, is over.
How WILL the new community development land use powers affect your privacy? American privacy is based entirely in our property rights. If the communitarian developers can seize our homes and businesses under the logic that they can make our property generate MORE taxes and jobs... then does it not stand to reason they can also take us and make better use of our bodies and our minds? The communitarians already have a plan for US... it's called Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) and it's all tied to community mapping. (See COMPASS.)
Are Community Development Taxes connected to UN Development Taxes?
From the Liberty Committee: H.R. 1017 passed! "The Prohibition on United Nations Taxation Act, H.R. 1017 says "NO" to this global tax and collection scheme. It would prohibit the United States from paying any voluntary or assessed contributions to the United Nations (U.N.) or any of its agencies if the U.N.: (1) attempts to impose a tax on any U.S. person; or (2) borrows funds from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank), International Monetary Fund, or any other similar or regional international financial institution."
***Help stop the U.N. reform bill, which only serves to make the U.N. stronger. Urge your representatives to vote "NO" on H.R. 2745. (This passed, Final Vote June 17, 2005.)
Bobby Garner at Congregator.net has raised another view of Joe Banister's win. Garner poses the possibility that Banister may be a change agent helping the globalists to introduce a constitutional amendment that establishes a state based "constitutional" income tax. (It's kind of the way I feel about what's happening with Dawson et. al. v the City of Seattle et. al.. I've yet to hear any "news" about the Dawson appeal since Jose argued it in Feb.)