U.N. Election Monitors Coming to Polling Stations Nationwide

News that officials in four states — Texas, Alabama, Iowa and Ohio — have taken steps to ban United Nations officials from monitoring elections in their states begs the question, “Why haven’t officials in the remaining 46 states done the same?”

United Nations Election Observer Deployment 2012

As things stand today, people in four U.S. cities — Oklahoma City, Okla., Jefferson City, Mo., Indianapolis and Lansing, Mich. — will see their election day activities monitored by Baurzhan Yermegiyayev and Bolat Bersebayev of Kazakhstan, a former Soviet Central Asian state that has had serious problems with its own elections.

In a Jan. 16 article published under the headline, Observers criticize Kazakhstan election, The Washington Post reported problems during that former Soviet Central Asian republic’s election:

But observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the government prevented some parties and candidates from contesting the election; the media operated under self-censorship; and “necessary conditions for the conduct of genuinely pluralistic elections, which are a prerequisite for functioning democratic institutions, were not provided for by the authorities.”

Similarly, Americans in Boston and Concord, N.H., will see their elections monitored by Elchin Musayev of Azerbaijan, another former Soviet satellite where, as recently as last week, new legislation has been proposed to prohibit public protests ahead of 2013 elections.

Take a look at the list of election-monitoring plans above and, if you see a city in your state set to be monitored by someone from the U.N., contact your elected officials and demand those efforts be stopped.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Uncle Sam Broke, Living in Phone Booth

In his most-recent effort, my liberal cartoonist friend David Donar at Political Graffiti paints Uncle Sam as a broke, disheveled homeless man with liquor on his breath.  When asked by a representative of the United Nations if he is changing into “Super Nation,” Uncle Sam responds, “Sorry, I’m broke!  Now, I’m just living in this phone booth.”

Though I don’t really believe the United States has sunk to the level of Uncle Sam in the cartoon above, I so look forward to the day when, once again, the president of the United States is respected as the duly-elected leader of the most-powerful and generous nation on earth.

Twenty-twelve cannot come soon enough.

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Tsunami Info Center Web Site Fails on Day of Big Quake Despite Tens of Millions in Federal Funds

Like millions of people around the world, I awoke hungry for details of the 8.9 megaquake that struck Japan just after 2:30 p.m. local time Friday.  When I landed at the web site for the International Tsunami Information Center, a center in Honolulu that was allocated $28 million for fiscal year 2011 and $29 million for fiscal year 2012, according to page 9 of PUBLIC LAW 109–424—DEC. 20, 2006, I found it didn’t work.

Follow the steps I took below, and you can see exactly what I found:

First, I visited the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center web site and clicked on the “Pacific Ocean” tab.

It took me to the page shown below.  There, I clicked on the “Tsunami Info Ctr” link in the left sidebar.

That link took me to a page where I was advised that I was about to leave the NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center web site.

I went ahead and clicked on the link smack in the upper middle section of that page below the notice, “You are on your way to http://www.tsunamiwave.info.”  I ended up at the page shown below.

Nothing.  So I looked up — and found — the main web page for the International Tsunami Information Center (below) which featured an inviting message, “PLEASE GO TO OUR NEW ITIC WEB SITE.  Click here.”

I “clicked here” and found the web page below.

Now, I consider myself thankful that I was not in any position to have to rely upon the ITIC for up-to-date information about the tsunami that followed the massive earthquake.  In addition, I find myself wondering what the folks at ITIC did with all those millions.

The answer probably lies in the fact that, according to it’s “About ITIC” page, ITIC was established in 1965 by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Get it?  The U.N. is involved.  THAT is why it’s wasteful and ineffective!  ‘Nuff said!

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Big Government Puts Ozarks in the Crosshairs (Update)

Farmers, ranchers and other land owners in 13 Missouri counties are up in arms these days, fearful that the federal government will designate their land in the Ozarks of Southern Missouri as the “Ozarks Highlands National Heritage Area.” As members of the Ozarks Property Rights Congress, they’re meeting tonight at the Hayloft Restaurant in Mountain Grove, Mo., to plot their strategy against such a designation.

Bob Parker

I found out about the controversy from Bob Parker, a cattle rancher and real estate pro from Raymondville, Mo., who showed up on my political radar for the first time when he challenged incumbent Republican Jo Ann Emerson in the primary for Missouri’s 8th Congressional District seat.

Excerpts from a glossy, full-color feasibility study provide an inkling of what has OPRC members standing in opposition to the heritage area designation.

In the introduction on page 5, local residents are assured that they individually select participation and what to preserve throughout their lives and the lives of their offspring.

On page 6, the law that allows the federal government to intrude into the lives of citizens is explained:

The enabling legislation for every new National Heritage Area includes this Private Property Protection Clause:

Click to download study (pdf).

In short, this policy means that the National Heritage Area can not require people to participate in its programs and cannot seize private property or abridge property owners’ legal rights in any way.  Concern for the protection of private property owners’ rights from government intrusion has long been a part of the culture of this region and was heightened because of federal authorities’ use of question- able methods in obtaining land for the establishment of scenic riverways and related purposes during the twentieth century. The organizations responsible for this feasibility study share this concern and are committed to seeking the ongoing input of private property rights advocates and doing everything possible to ensure that National Heritage Area status (or any other status or designation that might result from this exploratory process) will never be used as a basis for infringing the rights of property owners.

The NHA program is led and managed by area residents as a voluntary partnership that helps citizens steward regional ecologies, historic resources, and local economies. This type of designation is based on grass roots organization, voluntary participation, and does not involve property regulation or land use regulation.

One page later, an explanation about who funded the feasibility study is offered:

This feasibility study is funded wholly with federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds received by Ozark Action, Inc., from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) provided by the Missouri Department of Social Services, Family Support Division. The funds received from the Family Support Division are all federally funded.

What does it mean to be designated as a heritage area?

For people like Parker and his neighbors in 13 Ozarks counties, it raises fears:  of being taken under the jurisdiction of the National Park Service and unseen global planners; of losing control of their farms, ranches and businesses; and of suffering under the guidelines of Agenda 21, a program described on the United Nations web site as “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations System, Governments, and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts on the environment.”

“Seems as if they understand there will be opposition to their program once the information gets out,” Parker wrote in an e-mail to friends and colleagues this morning.  This is an immediate threat to our property rights and to the freedom to use our land and streams. If we lose our private property rights, they may be lost forever.”

Stay tuned!

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UPDATE 2/1/11 at 11:03 a.m. Central: Bob Parker advised me of a three-year-old article by Tom DeWeese which sheds light on this subject.

UPDATE 3/15/11 at 6:20 p.m. Central: See Ozarks National Heritage Area Plan Appears Dead.

Journalist Banned from Climate Change Conference

It appears that drug cartel-related kidnappings and murders are not the only crimes taking place in Mexico these days.  According to a message received this morning, Phelim McAleer has been denied press accreditation for the Cancun Climate Change Conference in Cancun, Mexico.

Only days before the international conference opening today, the United Nations refused access to the veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker who produced and directed Not Evil Just Wrong (below), a documentary on Global Warming.

Apparently, climate scientists and politicians attending the conference are afraid McAleer might ask them to explain their global warming beliefs.  After all, he has done that before in conjunction with the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference in December 2009 (See video #1 and video #2 below).

During an encounter in September 2009, an armed U.N. security guard prevented McAleer from asking a scientist difficult questions about the ClimateGate e-mails and warned that if he did not stop filming he would confiscate his equipment and expel him from the conference.  The video below, which was highlighted in a post Sept. 24, 2009, captured the moment that took place .

McAleer says the refusal to allow him access to the Cancun Climate Change Conference is censorship.

“I sent them exactly the same documentation that was acceptable for Copenhagen last year, but it seems they did not like my coverage of Copenhagen and are now trying to silence me and the people who have questions about this process.

“The message is clear:  ask U.N. scientists and politicians difficult questions and you will be banned from any U.N.-sponsored events. No difficult questions allowed,” he added.

FYI: McAleer is a 20-year veteran journalist who covered the Northern Ireland troubles. He has also worked for the U.K. Sunday Times and as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and The Economist. He has worked as a journalist and filmmaker in countries as diverse as Ireland, Romania, Uzbekistan , Indonesia, Madagascar, Chile, Indonesia, Vietnam, and many other countries.

Are Communists Succeeding in Takeover of USA?

Described as “an excerpt from “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen,” the “1963 Communist Rules” consists of 45 tactics and objectives related to a gradual communist takeover of the United States.  They were entered into the Congressional Record Jan. 10, 1963, by U.S. Rep. Albert S. Herlong Jr., a Floridian who served in Congress from 1949 to 1969.

Read the rules (below), then post a comment if you recognize at least one that can be “checked off” by the Communists in our midst:

Click to download (pdf).

1) U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

2) U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

3) Develop the illusion that total disarmament by the U.S. would be a demonstration of “moral strength.”

4) Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

5) Extension of long term loans to Russia and Soviet Satellites.

6) Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

7) Grant recognition of Red China, and admission of Red China to the U.N.

8) Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the Germany question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

9) Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the U.S. has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

10) Allow all Soviet Satellites individual representation in the U.N.

11) Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo).

12) Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

13) Do away with loyalty oaths.

14) Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

15) Capture one or both of the political parties in the U.S.

16) Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions, by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

17) Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for Socialism, and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers associations. Put the party line in text books.

18) Gain control of all student newspapers.

19) Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

20) Infiltrate the press. Get control of book review assignments, editorial writing, policy-making positions.

21) Gain control of key positions in radio, TV & motion pictures.

22) Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all form of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings”, substitute shapeless, awkward, and meaningless forms.

23) Control art critics and directors of art museums. ” Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

24) Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

25) Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography, and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio and TV.

26) Present Homosexuality, degeneracy, and promiscuity as “normal, natural, and healthy.”

27) Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity, which does not need a “religious crutch.”

28) Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the grounds that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

29) Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30) Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31) Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture:” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

32) Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture – - education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

33) Eliminate all laws or procedures, which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

34) Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

35) Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

36) Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

37) Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

38) Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all  behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand or treat.

39) Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

40) Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

41) Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

42) Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special interest groups should rise up and make a “united force” to solve economic, political, or social problems.

43) Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

44) Internationalize the Panama Canal.

45) Repeal the Connally Reservation so the U.S. cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction over nations and individuals alike.

Also, please feel free to share “1963 Communist Rules” with others as you see fit.  No one should be able to use the excuse, “I didn’t know.”

Israeli Delegation Skips Obama’s UN Speech

The Israeli delegation to the United Nations opted out of listening to President Barack Obama deliver a pro-Palestinians speech at the United Nations this morning.  Perhaps better than anyone, they understand that the 44th president of the United States has, despite sometimes-flowery words to the contrary, little regard for the State of Israel, one of the seven mystery states the president said he visited during his 2008 presidential campaign.

Hat tip:  Gateway Pundit