Friday, December 27, 2013
Buckminster Fuller - Best Interview (1974)
According to the last 15 min. of this video, Buckminster Fuller created that internet in 1948!
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES ARE:
- As coalition-builders, we will work cooperatively with all individuals and groups, with for-profit and not-for-profit corporations and organisations, and with governments and international bodies committed to the fight against corruption, subject only to the policies and priorities set by our governing bodies.
- We undertake to be open, honest and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with, and with each other.
- We will be democratic, politically non-partisan and non-sectarian in our work.
- We will condemn bribery and corruption vigorously wherever it has been reliably identified.
- The positions we take will be based on sound, objective and professional analysis and high standards of research.
- We will only accept funding that does not compromise our ability to address issues freely, thoroughly and objectively.
- We will provide accurate and timely reports of our activities to our stakeholders.
- We will respect and encourage respect for fundamental human rights and freedom.
- We are committed to building, working with and working through Chapters worldwide.
- We will strive for balanced and diverse representation on our governing bodies.
- As one global movement, we stand in solidarity with each other and we will not act in ways that may adversely affect other Chapters or the TI movement as a whole.
Adopted by the TI Annual Membership Meeting (AMM) in Prague, 06 October 2001 updated by the TI AMM in Bali, 28 October 2007 and by the AMM in Berlin, 16 October 2011.
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
How come we never heard of Agenda 21?
Yesterday, I met another climate change denier who brought up the subject of the 'nefarious' Agenda 21, which he claimed was designed by the State of California to take farms and ranches from citizens under eminent domain law for the purpose of developing their land into 200 sq. foot condos and creating walkable neighborhoods in order to avoid global warming.
Well, I didn't believe him, so I looked it up, And "Agenda 21" is real! (sort of)
Agenda 21 is a non-binding voluntary UN agreement from 1994. It is directed toward combatting poverty, changing consumption patterns, promoting health, achieving a more sustainable population, and sustainable settlement in the 21st century.
In addition, Agenda 21, is designed to fix environmental issues, by implementing atmospheric protection, combating deforestation, protecting fragile environments, conservation of biological diversity (biodiversity), control of pollution and the management of biotechnology, and radioactive wastes.
Agenda 21 calls for social justice, and therefore calls for strengthening the roles of children and youth, women, NGOs, local authorities, business and industry, and workers; and strengthening the role of indigenous peoples, their communities, and farmers.
The idea is to implement Agenda 21 over the next 87 years, implementation includes science, technology transfer, education, international institutions and financial mechanisms.
After learning about AGENDA 21, I now know that I'm not alone. That 20 years ago, while we were not paying attention, a team of academics and world leaders worked diligently and laid out an intelligent blueprint to save the future. They just didn't know how to market it.
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Friday, December 6, 2013
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