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Saturday, March 31, 2012

(VIDEO) Stunning Finding: President's Health Law Creates $17 Trillion In Unfunded Financial Obligations

WASHINGTON, March 29--On the Senate floor today, Ranking Member Sessions announced that a new Budget Committee analysis has found that the long-term, unfunded liabilities associated with President Obama's health care law will reach $17 trillion. The Committee's analysis is based on the Obama Administration's own numbers as well as those from the Congressional Budget Office. It is a modest, conservative estimate and yet is still more than double that of Social Security.

At a "bipartisan fiscal responsibility summit" in 2009, President Obama's then-OMB Director, Peter Orszag, stated: "To my fellow budget hawks in this room and in the rest of the country, let me be very clear: Health care reform is entitlement reform. The path to fiscal responsibility must run directly through health care." But despite this emphatic statement, the nation's unfunded liabilities--money we must spend but for which there is no source of funds set aside--increased from $65 trillion to $82 trillion since the health law was passed.

To view a graph depicting the increase in unfunded obligations brought on by the law, please click here:

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Robert Welch in 1958 predicting Insiders plans to destroy America. (Repost)

Watch, share, email, link, repost, make this video go even more viral than it already has. the more who see it, may very well connect a few dots.

If I Were the Devil: Paul Harvey (Warning for a Nation)

Many have requested this video without the music track embedded because of difficulty understanding the video when played on various forms of media. I have made another version that can be found here...and added a few more enhancements.

Check out my book!: URGENT: Igniting a Passion for Jesus

(Pictures and media taken from various sources across the web. Obviously, Paul Harvey's content was not created by me.) If somebody has plain audio of Paul Harvey monologue, I would greatly appreciate a link. Nothing is purer than Paul's golden voice.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Rand Paul Outlines His 2012 Budget On Glenn Beck's Radio Show

This is GREAT. Check it out. It's from Glenn's radio show today. Senator Rand Paul joins Glenn on the show to discuss his 2012 budget proposal:

Senator Rand Paul joins Glenn on the show and discusses Rand Paul's budget for 2012:
Rand Paul Budget 2012

Bill Clinton Directly Told Me Barack Obama Not Eligible

Hollywood Producer Bettina Viviano: Bill Clinton Directly Told Me Barack Obama Not Eligible - 3/16/2012 -

Here's the documentary she is talking about:
We Will Not Be Silenced Promo Clips

These videos are posted on the "We Will Not Be Silenced" website: 
Check out the websites for much more information including documents and press releases.
I also stumbled upon another website that has since been taken down:"Hillary Dems" website:

The videos you are about to watch are an accounting of voter fraud, voter intimidation and a complete overthrow of our democracy by Obama's campaign, supporters and the media.

It is truly disturbing to hear it from other Democrats that the entire election process is in peril at the hands of a Radical Left-Wing philosophy that believes the "end justifies the means" and that the rules are not made for them.




The following is taken from the "Hillary Dems"site....
(UPDATE) The site is no longer active but I had copied this text when I found it January 2010: "Hillary Dems" website: (NO LONGER ACTIVE WEBSITE)
At no time in the history of the Democratic party has a nominee so close in votes been strong armed out of a race before the nominating convention. A fair and meaningful roll call vote at the convention is a right that every candidate has whether they have a million votes or 18 million. We are incensed that party insiders with the overt help of a biased media, shut down the democratic process before the convention.
Although Hillary Clinton was not chosen as the party’s nominee for President, Clinton Democrats around the country are still working to make sure our voices are heard.
Fraud at the DNC-run caucuses was rampant and reminded many of us how fragile a democracy can be. Please watch the following videos and distribute the links to everyone in your address book!
Lets get these out there!
Clinton Dem
Update: 7/11/10 Thank GOD Fox News finally reported on this documentary!  Check out the segment from this morning with the director of the documentary, Gigi Gaston:
We must expose fraud and criminal activities with the Democratic party.  It appears that the Left Wing Progressives within the Democratic Party have a lot in common with Joseph Stalin:

"It's not the people who vote that count. 
It's the people who count the votes."~Josef Stalin 

"You know, comrades," says Stalin, "that I think in regard to this: I consider it completely unimportant who in the party will vote, or how; but what is extraordinarily important is this — who will count the votes, and how."

~Get involved in the process!~


I stumbled upon these videos January 24, 2010.  As of today, Gigi Gaston has not completed the documentary.  As her partner, Bettina Viviano, said, it appears they are being intimidated and are concerned for their safety. Michele 

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Center For American Progress Initiative January 15, 2009: Reproductive Rights

It is no coincidence that the Center For American Progress is shaping the debate and policies of this administration.  If you don't know anything about CAP or John Podesta, here's a quote for David Horowitz's 'discover the networks' site.  

After Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, CAP served as perhaps the most influential organization advising the new administration. Among Obama's leading advisers were John Podesta and at least ten additional CAP experts. CAP formulates policy for the administration and supplies the White House with a steady stream of talking points designed to make that policy palatable to the public. Indeed, as of December 2008, before then-President-elect Obama had even taken his oath of office, he had already pledged his intent to fulfill some of CAP's chief policy recommendations. These included the Center's call for a gradual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq coupled with a buildup of forces in Afghanistan, a plan to implement universal health-care coverage, and a plan to create “green jobs” designed to combat “global warming.” According to, CAP “has become ... an intellectual wellspring for Democratic policy proposals, including many that are shaping the agenda of the ... Obama administration.” 


Time for a Change in the Reproductive Rights Debate

January 15, 2009, 9:30am – 11:00am

About This Event
"I am somebody who believes that Roe versus Wade was rightly decided. I think that abortion is a very difficult issue and it is a moral issue and one that I think good people on both sides can disagree on."
-President-Elect Obama in the Third 2008 Presidential Debate

{01:10} Of the video, Matt Hager from asks the panel how they would be defend tax payer funded abortions when so many people don't support abortion.

{01:17} Of the video, the panelist that responded to the question was Jessica Aarons. Ms. Aarons said that "There are a number of things that our taxes support that people disagree with. We live in a pluralistic society, a very diverse society. We have taxes funding the war in Iraq..that have funded torture, that have funded extraordinary rendition, Guantanamo...and that's just one set of issues where we know that taxes are going to that not everyone in this country agrees with and has fundamental objections to. Nevertheless, again, to the extent that we recognize rights in this country, they ought to apply to everyone so that is how I would justify tax payer funding for abortion. It is a citizens obligation to provide taxes for the common good and welfare and even if you disagree on certain issues, overall we set policy and our taxes go to support all of those policies."

{01:22} Of the video, Malika Saada Saar goes on to say that Reproductive Justice Movement, The Women Of Color Movement and hand in hand with Reproductive justice, are economic rights, the rights to our children, the rights to daycare, the rights to good education for our children. Those that have fought for us needs to give us the opportunity for new voices that have either been silent, somewhat dishonored, or be able to come in an push the confines and the boundaries of how we discuss reproductive rights for the last 25 years.......she ends it with she see the issue of reproductive rights being a human right.

During the 2008 campaign, President-Elect Barack Obama repeatedly voiced themes of change, unity, and innovation. How will the new administration bring those themes to bear on a topic as divisive as reproductive rights?

How will it balance Obama's commitment to the reproductive rights recognized in Roe v. Wade with his commitment to a new, less divisive politics? Are there areas of common ground where meaningful progress can be achieved and issues that should never be compromised?

Join us for a lively discussion of these and other pressing questions.
Featured Speakers:
Jessica Arons, Director, Women's Health & Rights Program, Center for American Progress
Geeta Rao Gupta
, President, International Center for Research on Women
Malika Saada Saar
, Founder and Executive Director, Rebecca Project for Human Rights
James Wagoner
, President, Advocates for Youth
Moderated by:
Shira Saperstein, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Deputy Director and Program Director for Women's Rights and Reproductive Health, Moriah Fund


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Deliberate implosion of US economy - Former Bush Sec. of Housing Catherine Austin Fitts

Former Assistant Secretary of Housing under George H.W. Bush Catherine Austin Fitts blows the whistle on how the financial terrorists have deliberately imploded the US economy and transferred gargantuan amounts of wealth offshore as a means of sacrificing the American middle class.

** This video is sped up by 20% to make watching more efficient, and it is uploaded uncut from the original interview. **

Fitts documents how trillions of dollars went missing from government coffers in the 90′s and how she was personally targeted for exposing the fraud.

Fitts explains how every dollar of debt issued to service every war, building project, and government program since the American Revolution up to around 2 years ago — around $12 trillion — has been doubled again in just the last 18 months alone with the bank bailouts. "We're literally witnessing the leveraged buyout of a country and that's why I call it a financial coup d'état, and that's what the bailout is for," states Fitts.


More links:
Rumsfeld says $2.3 TRILLION Missing from Pentagon



Obama's War On Women (VIDEO)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sam Bushman: Sheriffs Will Be Backed by Americans

Liberty Roundtable radio broadcaster and host, Sam Bushman, addresses the sheriffs on Monday January 30. Bushman says isn't it about time we win a few? He paints a verbal picture of Jon Glover's Marblehead Regiment and their role in history during the 1770's to save Americans both on retreats and on key offensives. And he talks of the cripple Francis Marion the Swamp Fox who made the British question their confidence to win. Navajo code talkers are another example of how America was saved Bushman says.

"Isn't it about time for a sheriff, the top official in his jurisdiction, to set the record straight on the proper separation of powers. To say yes, federal government, you have do have appropriate power. You have very distinguished, distinct, enumerated powers defined by the supreme law of the land and absolutely we back you in your enumerated responsibilities, without question. However, the founding fathers were wise and inspired by the almighty there were checks and balances in that system and I submit to you that you sheriffs are the check and balance we're looking for. You're the hope of the future. You will be backed by Americans. We will enlist our fellow Americans to peacefully stand behind you to help us fight for liberty in our day."

On January 30-31, 2012 over 100 county sheriffs and peace officers, from over 30 states, united to uphold their oaths of office, protect citizen liberty, and stop state and federal tyranny. Inspired and led by the example of former Graham County Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack, the meeting, which was held in Las Vegas, was funded by the generous donations of thousands of Americans from all fifty states, as well as the support of freedom loving sponsors. 

The agenda included training on the Bill of Rights, Interposition, Nullification and the importance of Property Rights versus Privileges.  Many sheriffs, a police chief and even a county commissioner shared their experiences, challenges and actions taken to uphold their oaths of office, directly with the sheriffs in attendance.

The videos of these presentations are shared here on the County Sheriff Project YouTube channel. We hope that you will share these videos with your own county sheriff and all the oath takers in your county.  To read the meeting agenda, see the event sponsors, learn more and show your own support for helping back more constitutional county sheriffs, visit

Think outside the gun!

Sunday, March 18, 2012


A toddler in a wheelchair is stopped by the TSA at ORD (O'Hare Airport in Chicago) and forced to into a sequestered area. 

On his way to a family vacation in Disney, this 3 year old boy is in a body cast for a broken leg. 

Despite assurances from his father that "everything is ok", he is physically trembling with fear while he watches his two siblings, mother, father, grandfather and grandmother pass through along with everyone else...only to be singled out. 

He simply does not understand what is happening and why." This is an outrage! Michele

If this bothers you, please post a comment on the video on youtube. 

Here's one that shows the absurdity of this:

"Whenever I go on a plane, I make sure that I bring a toddler with 4 kilos of plutonium up his ass just in case I feel like nuking an airport that day." -lavenderbadger


Meet Elke. This inspiring woman was born in Hitler’s Germany and lived under communist rule for years before becoming an American citizen.

Her video explanation of what happened in Germany under communism and the parallels to our current administration and the path we are on will give you a chill.

The Vetting - Holder 1995: We Must 'Brainwash' People on Guns has uncovered video from 1995 of then-U.S. Attorney Eric Holder announcing a public campaign to "really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way."

Holder was addressing the Woman's National Democratic Club. In his remarks, broadcast by CSPAN 2, he explained that he intended to use anti-smoking campaigns as his model to "change the hearts and minds of people in Washington, DC" about guns.

"What we need to do is change the way in which people think about guns, especially young people, and make it something that's not cool, that it's not acceptable, it's not hip to carry a gun anymore, in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes."

Holder added that he had asked advertising agencies in the nation's capital to assist by making anti-gun ads rather than commercials "that make me buy things that I don't really need." He had also approached local newspapers and television stations, he said, asking them to devote prime space and time, respectively, to his anti-gun campaign.

Local political leaders and celebrities, Holder said, including Mayor Marion Barry and Jesse Jackson, had been asked to help. In addition, he reported, he had asked the local school board to make the anti-gun message a part of "every day, every school, and every level."

Despite strict gun control efforts, Washington, DC was and remains one of the nation's most dangerous cities for gun violence, though crime has abated somewhat since the 1990s.

Holder went on to become Deputy Attorney General in the Clinton administration, and currently serves as Attorney General in the Obama Administration.

The video of Holder's remarks was uncovered by contributor Charles C. Johnson.
Source: Breitbart Big Government

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dinesh D'Souza CPAC 2012:Who Is Obama And What Is HIS Dream For America?

Who Is Obama And What Is HIS Dream For America?

CPAC 2012 Speech by Dinesh D'Souza

The Best 2nd Amendment Video-The Battle of Athens, Tennessee

I. Introduction

On 2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help.

These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government. These Americans had a choice. Their state's Constitution - Article 1, Section 26 - recorded their right to keep and bear arms for the common defense. Few "gun control" laws had been enacted.

II. The Setting

These Americans were Tennesseeans of McMinn County, located between Chattanooga and Knoxville, in Eastern Tennessee. The two main towns were Athens and Etowah.
McMinn Countians had long been independent political thinkers. They also had long:
  • accepted bribe-taking by politicians and/or the Sheriff to overlook illicit whiskey-making and gambling;
  • financed the sheriff's department from fines - usually for speeding or public drunkenness - which promoted false arrests;
  • put up with voting fraud by both Democrats and Republicans.
Tennessee State law barred voting fraud:
  • ballot boxes had to be shown to be empty before voting;
  • poll-watchers had to be allowed;
  • armed law enforcement officers were barred from polling places;
  • ballots had to be counted where any voter could watch.

III. The Circumstances

The Great Depression had ravaged McMinn County. Drought broke many farmers; workforces shrank. The wealthy Cantrell family, of Etowah, backed Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the 1932 election, hoping New Deal programs would revive the local economy and help Democrats to replace Republicans in the county government. So it proved.

Paul Cantrell was elected Sheriff in the 1936, 1938, and 1940 elections, but by slim margins. The Sheriff was the key County official. Cantrell was elected to the State Senate in 1942 and 1944; his chief deputy, Pat Mansfield, was elected sheriff. In 1946, Paul Cantrell again sought the Sheriff's office.

IV. World War II Ends; Paul Cantrell's Troubles Begin

At end-1945, some 3,000 battle-hardened veterans returned to McMinn County. Sheriff Mansfield's deputies had brutalized many in McMinn County; the GIs held Cantrell politically responsible for Mansfield's doings. Early in 1946, some newly-returned ex-GIs decided:
  • to challenge Cantrell politically;
  • to offer an all ex-GI, non-partisan ticket;
  • to promise a fraud-free election.
In ads and speeches the GI candidates promised:
  • an honest ballot count;
  • reform of county government.
At a rally, a GI speaker said, "'The principals that we fought for in this past war do not exist in McMinn County. We fought for democracy because we believe in democracy but not the form we live under in this county.'" (Daily Post-Athenian, 17 June 1946, p. 1).

At end-July 1946, 159 McMinn County GIs petitioned the FBI to send election monitors. There was no response. The Department of Justice had not responded to McMinn Countians' complaints of election fraud in 1940, 1942, and 1944.

V. From Ballots to Bullets

The election was held on 1 August. To intimidate voters, Mansfield brought in some 200 armed "deputies". GI poll-watchers were beaten almost at once. At about 3 p.m., Tom Gillespie, an African-American voter, was told by a Sheriff's deputy, "'Nigger, you can't vote here today!!'". Despite being beaten, Gillespie persisted; the enraged deputy shot him. The gunshot drew a crowd. Rumors spread that Gillespie had been "shot in the back"; he later recovered. (C. Stephen Byrum, The Battle of Athens; Paidia Productions, Chattanooga TN, 1987; pp. 155-57).

Other deputies detained ex-GI poll-watchers in a polling place, as that made the ballot count "public". A crowd gathered. Sheriff Mansfield told his deputies to disperse the crowd. When the two ex-GIs smashed a big window and escaped, the crowd surged forward. "The deputies, with guns drawn, formed a tight half-circle around the front of the polling place. One deputy, "his gun raised high ...shouted: 'You sons-of-bitches cross this street and I'll kill you!'" (Byrum, p. 165).

Mansfield took the ballot boxes to the jail for counting. The deputies seemed to fear immediate attack, by the "people who had just liberated Europe and the South Pacific from two of the most powerful war machines in human history." (Byrum, pp. 168-69).

Short of firearms and ammunition, the GIs scoured the county to find them. By borrowing keys to the National Guard and State Guard Armories, they got three M-1 rifles, five .45 semi-automatic pistols, and 24 British Enfield rifles. The armories were nearly empty after the war's end.

By eight p.m., a group of GIs and "local boys" headed for the jail to get the ballot boxes. They occupied high ground facing the jail but left the back door unguarded to give the jail's defenders an easy way out.

VI. The Battle of Athens

Three GIs - alerting passersby to danger - were fired on from the jail. Two GIs were wounded. Other GIs returned fire. Those inside the jail mainly used pistols; they also had a "tommy gun" (a .45 caliber Thompson sub-machine gun).

Firing subsided after 30 minutes: ammunition ran low and night had fallen. Thick brick walls shielded those inside the jail. Absent radios, the GIs' rifle fire was un-coordinated. "From the hillside, fire rose and fell in disorganized cascades. More than anything else, people were simply 'shooting at the jail'." (Byrum, p. 189).

Several who ventured into "no man's land", the street in front of the jail, were wounded. One man inside the jail was badly hurt; he recovered. Most sheriff's deputies wanted to hunker down and await rescue. Governor McCord mobilized the State Guard, perhaps to scare the GIs into withdrawing. The State Guard never went to Athens. McCord may have feared that Guard units filled with ex-GIs might not fire on other ex-GIs.

At about 2 a.m. on 2 August, the GIs forced the issue. Men from Meigs county threw dynamite sticks and damaged the jail's porch. The panicked deputies surrendered. GIs quickly secured the building. Paul Cantrell faded into the night, almost having been shot by a GI who knew him, but whose .45 pistol had jammed. Mansfield's deputies were kept overnight in jail for their own safety. Calm soon returned: the GIs posted guards. The rifles borrowed from the armory were cleaned and returned before sun-up.

VII. The Aftermath: Restoring Democracy in McMinn County

In five precincts free of vote fraud, the GI candidate for Sheriff, Knox Henry, won 1,168 votes to Cantrell's 789. Other GI candidates won by similar margins.

The GIs did not hate Cantrell. They only wanted honest government. On 2 August, a town meeting set up a three-man governing committee. The regular police having fled, six men were chosen to police Athens; a dozen GIs were sent to police Etowah. In addition, "Individual citizens were called upon to form patrols or guard groups, often led by a GI. ...To their credit, however, there is not a single mention of an abuse of power on their behalf." (Byrum, p. 220).

Once the GI candidates' victory had been certified, they cleaned-up county government:
  • the jail was fixed;
  • newly-elected officials accepted a $5,000 pay limit;
  • Mansfield supporters who resigned, were replaced.
The general election on 5 November passed quietly. McMinn Countians, having restored the Rule of Law, returned to their daily lives. Pat Mansfield moved back to Georgia. Paul Cantrell set up an auto dealership in Etowah. "Almost everyone who knew Cantrell in the years after the 'Battle' agree that he was not bitter about what had happened." (Byrum, pp. 232-33; see also New York Times, 9 August 1946, p. 8).

VIII. The Outsiders' Response

The Battle of Athens made national headlines. Most outsiders' reports had the errors usual in coverage of large-scale, night-time events. A New York Times editorialist on 3 August savaged the GIs, who:
"...quite obviously - though we hope erroneously - felt that there was no city, county, or State agency to whom they could turn for justice.
... "There is a warning for all of us in the occurrence...and above all a warning for the veterans of McMinn County, who also violated a fundamental principle of democracy when they arrogated to themselves the right of law enforcement for which they had no election mandate. Corruption, when and where it exists, demands reform, and even in the most corrupt and boss-ridden communities there are peaceful means by which reform can be achieved. But there is no substitute, in a democracy, for orderly process." (NYT, 3 Aug 1946, p. 14.)
The editorialist did not see:
  • McMinn Countians' many appeals for outside help;
  • some ruthless people only respect force;
  • that it was wrong to equate use of force by evil-doers (Cantrell and Mansfield) with the righteous (the GIs).
The New York Times:
  • never saw that Cantrell and Mansfield's wholesale election fraud, enforced at gun-point, trampled the Rule of Law;
  • feared citizens' restoring the Rule of Law by armed force.
Other outsiders, e.g., Time and Newsweek, agreed. (See Time, 12 August 1946, p. 20; Newsweek, 12 Aug 1946, p. 31 and 9 September 1946, p. 38).

The 79th Congress adjourned on 2 August 1946, when the Battle of Athens ended. However, Representative John Jennings, Jr., from Tennessee decried:
  • McMinn County's sorry situation under Cantrell and Mansfield;
  • the Justice Department's repeated failures to help the McMinn Countians.
Jennings was delighted that " long last decency and honesty, liberty and law have returned to the fine county of McMinn...". (Congressional Record, House; U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1946; Appendix, Volume 92, Part 13, p. A4870.)

IX. The Lessons of Athens

Those who took up arms in Athens, Tennessee:
  • wanted honest elections, a cornerstone of our Constitutional order;
  • had repeatedly tried to get Federal or State election monitors;
  • used armed force so as to minimize harm to the law-breakers;
  • showed little malice to the defeated law-breakers;
  • restored lawful government.
The Battle of Athens clearly shows:
  • how Americans can and should lawfully use armed force;
  • why the Rule of Law requires unrestricted access to firearms;
  • how civilians with military-type firearms can beat the forces of "law and order".
Dictators believe that public order is more important than the Rule of Law. However, Americans reject this idea. Criminals can exploit for selfish ends, the use armed force to restore the Rule of Law. But brutal political repression - as practiced by Cantrell and Mansfield - is lethal to many. An individual criminal can harm a handful of people. Governments alone can brutalize thousands, or millions.

Since 1915, officials of seven governments "gone bad" have committed genocide, murdering at least 56 million persons, including millions of children. "Gun control" clears the way for genocide by giving governments "gone bad" far greater freedom to commit mass murder.

Law-abiding McMinn Countians won the Battle of Athens because they were not hamstrung by "gun control". McMinn Countians showed us when citizens can and should use armed force to support the Rule of Law. We are all in their debt.

This is a bare bones summary of a major report in JPFO's Firearms Sentinel (January 1995). To learn how the gutsy people of Athens, Tennessee did the Framers of the Constitution proud, send $3 to JPFO, 2872 South Wentworth Avenue; Milwaukee, WI 53207; and request the January 1995 Firearms Sentinel. This document is from: (A.K. Pritchard)
Source: here
and here

Phoenix Mayor's Attack On Private Property Rights

Do you want to know how Agenda 21 & sustainable development can affect you? Listen to the Mayor of Phoenix, AZ talking about private property rights in Phoenix for this in your community...

"I know Colin and our economic development team are working closely with some of the large land owners to effectively say, "whatever culture's existed in the past, this kind of this hyper property rights ethos that's existed in our community, get over it. You know when you have a large parcel, particularly in the center of the city, that's not just an investment, you have a responsibility to the people of this community and if you're not going to develop it in a responsible way in the short term, you know, hand it over to responsible folks that are going to use it in positive ways moving forward."

"Hey, so many people in the audience said, "If they're not going to develop, tax the heck out of them so that they are forced to develop."

ASU Global Institute of Sustainability

The event:

Talking Urban Sustainability with Mayor Greg Stanton and William McDonough, FAIA

February 22, 2012

Greg Stanton

  • Mayor, City of Phoenix-Greg Stanton, an attorney, became the 52nd mayor of Phoenix November, 2011.
  • Stanton, a Democrat, had been cast as the union-backed, career politician throughout the race.

William McDonough

  • McDonough Advisors / William McDonough + Partners Architecture and Community Design / McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry
Join us for an outdoor event at The Ro2 Lot—a temporary pocket park—for a vibrant conversation on urban sustainability and the pressing issue of what should happen to vacant lots and underused public spaces.

Greg Stanton, recently elected Mayor of Phoenix, has committed to transforming Phoenix into the "Silicon Valley of Sustainability."

William McDonough, co-author of Cradle to Cradle, has been a leader in sustainable development since the 1970s. Trained as an architect, McDonough’s interests and influence range widely, and he works at scales from the global to the molecular.

Moderated by School of Sustainability alumnus Colin Tetreault, Senior Policy Advisor for Sustainability, Office of the Mayor

Additional Sponsors: Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation, Urban Initiatives, Continental Shift, Edge Industries
February 22, 2012
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
(continental breakfast by Nami)
The Ro2 Lot, NE Corner 2nd & Roosevelt
1005 N 2nd St, Phoenix
Street parking available
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Related Links: More News On Mayor Stanton's push for 'sustainability': 
Green Chamber brings in Phoenix mayor to talk sustainability  
Phoenix mayor urges community to focus on sustainability at Green Chamber meeting 
Mayor Stanton joins panel to discuss Phoenix's sustainability issues

H/T Darin Moser