This Move Is To Save the Planet From Global Warming And Is Part of Sustainable Development and Agenda 21
"Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years. Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of 'zero' for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities. Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto 'alternative' means of transport. 'That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres,' he said. 'Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour.'" Title of article "EU to ban cars from Cities by 2050" http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/eu/8411336/EU-to-ban-cars-from-cities-by-2050.htm
[Note: If cars are totally banned from cities by 2050, the number of cars will begin to be reduced drastically in the near future by "big brother" laws and regulations.]
The "carless society" is being promoted big time in our own country to prevent global warming. Michael Moore (American filmmaker, author and liberal political commentator) says in his article, "Goodbye, GM," June 1, 08, "The things we call cars may have been fun to drive, but they are like a million daggers into the heart of Mother Nature. To continue to build them would only lead to the ruin of our species and much of the planet... The products built in the factories of GM, Ford and Chrysler are some of the greatest weapons of mass destruction responsible for global warming and the melting of our polar icecaps."
If this idea of a "carless" society seems incredible, then consider how unbelievable the things Obama is doing now would have been ten years ago. See Moore's entire article at this link: http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/message/index.php?id=24
Michael Moore continues by outlining several steps he would ask President Obama to implement: "Initiate a program to put light rail mass transit lines in all our large and medium-sized cities...or people in rural areas not served by the train lines, have the GM plants produce energy efficient clean buses," are a couple of his suggestions. Obama and the leftists are implementing mass transit, bikeways, and walkways in every way possible, giving billions in grants for such endeavors.
On May 17, 09, our Arkansas state paper, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, published an article taken from the New York Times entitled: "Residents of German district adopt car-free lifestyle" The first paragraph reads,
"Residents of this upscale community [Vauban] are suburban pioneers, going where few soccer moms or commuting executives have ever gone before: They have given up their cars...Vauban, completed in 2006, is an example of a growing trend in Europe, the United States and elsewhere to separate suburban life from auto use, as a component of a movement called "smart planning."
The following quote from the article exemplifies the gist of the article:
"'When I had a car I was always tense. I'm much happier this way,' said Heidrun Walter, a media trainer and mother of two, as she walked verdant streets where the swish of bicycles and the chatter of wandering children drown out the occasional distant motor. http://www.nwanews.com/adg/National/259856
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Why would an Arkansas paper print such an article with such a positive slant? Even the word "car-free" in the headline indicates a positive slant to doing away with cars. Isn't it the beginning of preparing people for just this lifestyle of a "carless" society like liberals always do when they start their propaganda for a change they plan to implement? Remember a number of years ago when liberals started talking about the advantages of a nationalized health care, it was originally rejected with venom. Now it is so acceptable that people who oppose it are called radicals.
Jonesboro is much farther along in planning for a "carless" society than I could possibly have imagined. In response to a question I asked at a Metropolitan Planning Committee in 2010, I was told personally and publicly that they are planning for a future where our children, grandchildren, and even we senior citizens in Jonesboro will be depending on public transit, bicycles, and walking rather than driving our cars for transportation. That's the purpose behind Obama's push for all this public transportation
"Among the line items in the $3.7 trillion budget blueprint President Obama outlined this week is a six-year $53 billion investment in a national high-speed intercity passenger rail network. The Administration is pushing ahead with its plan to give 80 percent of Americans access to high-speed rail within 25 years, despite the rejection of federal funds from newly-elected Republican governors in Wisconsin, Ohio and now Florida."http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2011/02/17/taxpayer-calculator-high-speed-rail?test=latestnews
"Florida Gov. Rick Scott is canceling a proposed high-speed train line between Orlando and Tampa, rejecting more than $2 billion from the federal government in a move echoing decisions by Republican governors in Ohio and Wisconsin. Scott said Wednesday the proposal is too costly for Florida and could put the state's taxpayers on the hook for roughly $3 billion, while ridership is unlikely to pay for the operating cost, meaning the state would have to pump even more money into the line each year...Republican Govs. John Kasich of Ohio and Scott Walker of Wisconsin have also rejected high-speed rail plans in a direct affront to one of Obama's favored causes." http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/02/16/florida-governor-joins-rejecting-federal-high-speed-rail-spending/
In Wisconsin, who was to receive 8 billion for a train line from Madison to Milwaukee, each ticket on the train ride would cost Wisconsin taxpayers $125 above the cost the rider paid when including maintenance and operation costs based on government estimates of the expected number of users. "The project would have enough funds to establish a train line with speeds of up to 79 miles per hour, but when considering three various stops along the route, a trip from Madison to Milwaukee crawls in at around 58 miles per hour. Interstate 94, which follows the same route, has an obvious speed advantage." Title of article "Derailed" at this link:http://www.theracquet.net/viewpoint/derailed-1.1814250
In light of the added expense to taxpayers in this time of recession and possible depression, would it not be logical to conclude that Obama and liberals are pushing the high-speed trail lines for an alternate transportation system to cars. Amtrak lost $13 billion in the last ten years. If the government gets us out of our cars and onto mass transit, they will do it by force - government laws, higher gas prices, higher priced cars, and regulations. After Obama's reign in office, we see how that can be done.
In regard to Obama's speech tonight, a Democrat Gazette article reported: "President Barack Obama renewed his call for Congress to extend legislation to fund highways and mass-transit projects he said would save “hundreds of thousands” of jobs.
Look for Obama to stress the highway part in his speeches to make it hard for Republicans to oppose but stress the mass-transit projects behind the scenes and with the actual money.
Also see these articles:
On The Road To A "Carless" Societyhttp://www.wpaag.org/Obama%20-%20Carless%20Society.htm
Brummett Says Amen To A World Without Cars
How Obama and Gov Beebe Are Weaning Us Off Cars
Note: The move to do away with cars is based on so called "global warming" and based in Agenda 21, and Sustainable Development. Agenda 21 is a United Nations plan of action produced by the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Following are some links that explain Agenda 21 and Sustainable Development.
- Tea Parties Cannot Win Back The Republic Without This Information
Part 1 - America is drowning in a sea of rules and regulations, particularly under the guise of “saving the environment.”
Part 2 - Perhaps the most egregious action item offered in the Urban Environmental Accords dealt with the topic of water. Action item number 19 called for adoption and implementation of a policy to reduce individual water consumption.
This article can be read online at this link: http://www.wpaag.org/Sus%20Dev%20-%20Europen%20Union%20to%20ban%20cars%20by%202050.htm