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The Club

Posted By: Vickyon: October 24, 2015In: Economic Development, FeaturedNo Comments

In an article titled, “Boss Tweed” and the Tammany Hall Machine, the author wrote:

Tammany represented a form of organization that wedded the Democratic Party and the Society of St. Tammany ( started in 1789 for patriotic and fraternal purposes) into an interchangeable exchange. The weave of city politics was the triangulation of the Mayor’s office, the Democratic Party and the social club organization.

In the modern edition of Tammany Hall for All, the Democrats under the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration set up the framework that provides the pathway to federal money (tax dollars) for “The Club”. That path to the money provides the draw for local public officials and business – including non-profit businesses. The structure is essentially a cell with the nucleus being the District Economic Development Corporation recognized by the Economic Development Administration.


The organization of the machine is that there are multiple counties in a district and the districts are organized into a regional association called the Idaho Association of Counties (IAC).

For purposes of regional representation, IAC groups Idaho’s 44 counties into six geographic regions called IAC districts.” IAC website

The Idaho Association of Counties is where the real power in the state resides. As you can see from the cell structure of “The Club”, elected officials are only one side of the triangle and their representation in “The Club” is distributed as you will see farther down. The other sides of the triangle include member businesses and member non-profits. The following is a quote from the Idaho Region IV Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) plan for 2014-2019. [Side note: if you look at their data graphs, also note the fact that the source of their data is the American Community Survey data. It’s not mandatory even though they tell you that it is. It’s self-reporting to the government so the data is automatically suspect.]

“As a member-driven, private, not-for-profit 501(c) 3 organization, RIVDA is governed by a 25-member Board of Directors comprised of local elected officials and representatives from private industry, labor, agriculture, higher education, commerce, finance, minority businesses and community organizations.”

It doesn’t matter that the quote came from the Region IV CEDS. It applies to the other five districts as well. The organizational structures are virtually the same.


Idaho Association of Counties
Economic Development Administration
Economic Districts


Idaho – Elected County Officials


Idaho Association of Counties – Organizational Structure


Notice on the chart above in the box on the right hand side, one of the Board Members is the Chairman of the Risk Management Program ICRMP. The ICRMP is the Idaho Counties Risk Management Program. The associated members of the counties established their own casualty and risk pool. In other words, they established their own insurance company. Membership is not limited to the counties, cities and ‘special districts’ can join as well.


Associations of Associations of Associations


National Associations are lobbyists for laws, regulatory authorities, programs and federal funding.

The entire structure beginning with the collectivization of public officials across jurisdictional boundaries is a political machine that exists to serve themselves and their constituents that are the member businesses and the associated non-profits. Non-profits may have clients who have needs but first and foremost, the non-profit is a business in the services industry and the status of non-profit just relates to the accounting rules for their income. That’s it.


The voters are irrelevant to this political machine because the power of the machine does not derive from the voters in any direct way. The distribution of elected officials on the Board of Directors ensures that they can operate in the interest of their members without regard for citizen/taxpayer interests.

Their spendable cash comes from membership dues (paid for by the constituents of the counties) and from federal grant writing and from contributions that include Foundations. It also comes from planning projects that include federal programs such as “sustainable development” which is Agenda 21. Local elected officials may disagree with the programs but are really powerless to stop them once the political machine moves in a particular direction and they have moved in the wrong direction on too many fronts to count. They are the tail that is wagging the dog and we need to bob it.

One Bay Area Plan

Rosa Koire of The Post Sustainability Institute and Democrats Against U.N. Agenda 21 and Michael Shaw of Freedom Advocates and the Globalization of California filed a lawsuit in the California state court to stop a plan of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to institute district level, consolidated planning and zoning for a nine county region in the Bay Area. The One Bay Area Plan is a purely fascist attempt to take unelected governing power over the lives and property of people living in the region. Below is a map of the region covered by the ABAG plan.


Notice that one of the counties is Santa Clara County. Santa Clara County is the home of Silicon Valley. You probably don’t need to be told that Silicon Valley is – the tech center of the universe – at least in the United States. The significance of pointing that out is to highlight the cell of power within the district organizational structure. It includes businesses and public officials as described above. In Idaho, the businesses don’t have much national power except for the INL, Simplot (Micron), and Hewlett-Packard but the collective economic and political power of the Associated Governments of the Bay Area (ABAG) is, comparatively speaking, like the sun to a flashlight and with the voters in Idaho and California collectively being mere fireflys.

The One Bay Area Plan put forth by ABAG does not affect Idaho directly. But the organization of ABAG as a multi-county jurisdictional region within the collective of California counties within the Western Interstate Region (WIR) within the National Association of Counties (NACO) does effect us because the lobbying they do for their counties become programs for our counties in Idaho.

The best example would be the plans for public transportation. It’s a ridiculous waste of money to even talk about it for Idaho because we don’t have the population density to even warrant consideration but that fact is irrelevant when the programming and the money coming from the federal government is one-size fits all collectivism and the economic development districts exist to the federal money to implement them.

The Technocratic Tyranny

It’s pretty safe to say that the collective power of ABAG is the source of the Technocratic Tyranny. It was the Silicon Valley tech firms along with IBM and GE that were behind the “reinvention of government” which was the corporatization of government to utilize the capabilities of technology at a national level with the participation of “public-private partners”. For the technology corporations the incentives were the obvious – profit. The fact that collectivism imposed by computer systems changes our form of government was irrelevant to the tech firms because the profits in collectivization were so great and the efficiency message was an easy sell to a mostly technically ignorant Congress.

1993 Technology for America’s Economic Growth, A New Direction…

The organizational structure of collectivization of counties into districts and districts into state-wide collectives partnered with business is the source structure of our national security vulnerability because under the World Trade Organization, foreigners could buy businesses and import their foreign workers to our shores. Effectively they were buying into our governing structure while We the People were unaware.


The following video is from forum put together by Michael Shaw and Rosa Koire bringing together some of the best minds and most dedicated activists who are working against the globalization of governing power through regionalization. While they are talking about California, everything they are saying applies to Idaho on a smaller scale. The multi-county economic development districts are regional organizations and the Idaho Association of Counties is the regional organization that encompasses our entire state.

The Gates of Edu-Hell: University Centered Insurgency


As a student of the functional organization of government with a particular emphasis on the technocratic tyranny that is being imposed on us, my location in Idaho couldn’t be more perfect to see the methods of the insurgency in operation in the United States. It’s a university-centered insurgency and the insurgents are hiding in plain sight. If you’re a keen observer, you can see them for yourself.


For those of you who have been following the story of refugee resettlement, you are no doubt aware that the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) in Twin Falls is in the spotlight because they are running a sideline business of refugee resettlement despite the fact that their charter was to educate the students of Idaho… period.

This morning as I was preparing to begin the next part of the series I’ve been writing about the infiltration of the Public Health system connected to the Human Genome Project, I found a report on my hard drive that was published in 2001 titled, an Evaluation of the EDA’s University Center Program. The EDA is the Economic Development Administration. It was created in 1965 as a Great Society program.

The following is an excerpt from the Executive Summary of the report:

The University Center Program

The Economic Development Administration’s (EDA’s) University Center Program provides annual funding to higher-education institutions throughout the United States for the support of local and regional economic development. There are currently 69 University Centers located in 45 states and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

The primary purpose of the Program is to improve the economies and economic development capacity of Center service areas, with emphasis on economically distressed communities. A distinguishing characteristic of the Program is that it leverages staff, students, facilities, research capabilities, and other resources of partnering institutions.

Centers generally undertake three broad categories of activity: direct technical assistance to clients, applied research, and information dissemination. Technical assistance activities typically have one of two types of clients: economic development organizations or individual

I could be wrong, but I don’t believe that accommodating communist central planners was in the charter of the community college – nor any college in this state for that matter. But CSI got on this gravy train and they’ve been riding it ever since – no doubt enriching all of their friends and family members as they’ve sold out the people who merely wanted to educate Idaho young people.

The following is a headline from a paid advertisement put into the Washington Times by a concerned group of citizens – Charlotte Iserbyt being one of them. She’s been on a crusade to educate people about the treason ever since. The only mistake she made was to focus attention on primary school education – and not the universities but it’s the universities that have been infiltrated and now we see, taken over by “economic developers” which is just a new way of saying, communist.


For more information on this read, The Parallel Universe and in particular, the section on ‘the battle of ideas’. The agreements that Ronald Reagan signed with the Soviets were the implementation of the educational exchanges called for in the Helsinki Final Act that was signed by Gerald Ford in 1975.

On the EDA website, there is a section on the University Center Economic Development Program. (In previous research, I called them Trojan Triangles).

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The Public Health Menace


The Public Health Menace – Vicky Davis

In the first part of this series, it was found that the Public Health System in Idaho is divided into seven districts. The Districts are independent agencies “corporate and politic”. They are not accountable to the People of Idaho.

The Mountain States Group recently renamed the Jannus Group is the contractor that manages the District Health Offices. They also are the prime contractor for the Health & Human Services Refugee resettlement program. They operate under a set of Administrative Rules that they write for themselves. The legislature votes on the Rules, but that’s a mirage of control. The system of public health itself makes them a public health menace.

The following is the line authority for the South Central Public Health District. Rene Le Blanc runs District V – and she reports to a Board of County Commissioners. The Board is comprised of a representative member from each of the following eight counties: Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls.


Notice – bottom box, right hand side… Public Health Promotion and Preparedness.

Recall that the Public Health System at the federal level is a uniformed quasi-military organization because it would be the Public Health System that would be in charge if there was a pandemic.

The following image was found on the Idaho Dept. of Health and Welfare website. But notice that it says PUBLIC HEALTH in caps. Since it is the PUBLIC HEALTH system that is bringing in refugees who would be the only source of Ebola in this country, this webpage can only be interpreted as an implied threat. They are playing Russian roulette with us.



This brings me to John Agwunobi mentioned at the end of Part 1, as being appointed to be Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) in 2005. Recall that the Surgeon General reports to the ASH.

John Agwunobi, MD, MBA, MPH

The following is an excerpt from the appointment notice that was posted on the White House website:

As a pediatrician, Dr. Agwunobi dedicated himself to working with underserved populations. Before moving to Florida, Dr. Agwunobi was Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs and Patient Services at the Hospital for Sick Children, a Washington, DC-based pediatric rehabilitation hospital and community health care provider. He simultaneously served as medical director for an affiliated managed care plan, where he maintained a network of more than 2,300 physicians and specialists.

Dr. Agwunobi completed his pediatric residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, rotating between Children’s National Medical Center and the District of Columbia General Hospital–then one of the nation’s busiest inner-city hospitals. In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Agwunobi holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, and a Master of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD. He is also a certified managed care executive.

Dr. Agwunobi has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Public Administrator of the Year, APHA Public Health Hero Citation, and Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters. He previously served as Chair of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Committee to the Director, and on the Board of Directors of the National Quality Forum–an advisory group formed at the recommendation of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry.

Dr. Agwunobi has a passion for leadership and innovation and sees his role as Assistant Secretary for Health as an opportunity to enhance the Secretary’s efforts to further the mission of HHS and the health of the nation by building, strengthening, and leveraging relationships across the public health community and the US Public Health Service.

That’s a pretty impressive background. So what’s wrong with it? It’s too much. It’s a pumped resume. He’s like the guy who lives in an average neighborhood that hasn’t worked in six months but shows up one day driving a brand new red Corvette. The neighbor asks, ‘what did you do – rob a bank’? What do you think? Also, he was appointed to be the Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services. Assistant and Deputy Secretaries don’t normally get the kind of appointment notices that Agwunobi got regardless of their credentials. Washington DC is about nothing if not protocol and pecking order.

So how is it that John Agwunobi came to my attention? I wrote about it in a rant in 2009 that I called, Dear Diary. The reason I did that is because I didn’t have anything solid to connect it to at the time. The following is an excerpt from that commentary:

I first took notice of John Agwunobi when he was testifying to the Senate in a hearing in about 2005. I was half paying attention up until the point when Senator Spector started questioning Agwunobi on his written statement where he wrote something about “not showing good faith” and Spector wanted to know what he meant. As I recall, Spector said that the Congress had allocated about $4 billion towards national planning for a pandemic. The request had apparently been for an amount in the vicinity of $15 billion. Back then, a billion was a lot of money. $4 billion was a stunning amount for “planning” and for a federal employee to tell the Congress that they weren’t showing good faith struck a sour note. So I started watching the hearing. As I listened to the questions and Agwunobi’s answers following, I thought to myself – this guy – Agwunobi is not a doctor. I don’t know what’s going on – they’re calling him a doctor but for several of the questions, Dr. Julie Gerberding of the CDC had to answer for Agwunobi. So I did a search on Agwunobi.

It turns out that Agwunobi was in Florida employed by the Public Health Department when the anthrax attacks occurred. The day after his appointment, he was called upon to investigate the first anthrax attack. Recall that Florida was already in a state of emergency prior to 9-11. That’s mighty coincidental – although circumstantial. Agwunobi is from Nigeria and he allegedly earned his degree in Public Health from Johns-Hopkins. There are other things about Agwunobi that didn’t sit well with me – but after doing some reading, I thought I’d get back to him sometime in the future to write a webpage about him. Then Dr. Elias Zerhouni came into my sights after watching the National Governor’s Association conference and hearing a presentation on the eHealth Initiative. After watching that program and doing audio recordings of it, I wrote this webpage: IBM and Dr. Mengele – Together Again Here is the LINK to the C-Span NGA Conference where IBM and the Mayo Clinic did the presentation.

The power dynamics were wrong. Senator Arlen Spector was one of the most powerful members of Congress and the Administration was Republican. John Agwunobi’s written statement that Spector was questioning him about was both impudent and arrogant and yet, Spector took no notice of it except to ask what he meant and his question was not from a position of power as would normally be expected.

[It should be noted that Agwunobi’s Florida biography says that he was born in Dundee, Scotland even though he attended school in Nigeria and Nigeria is where his father is a practicing physician.]

Jeb Bush, Governor of Florida, Executive Order Number 01-261, signed September 7, 2001.

And of course, as we all know, George Bush was at the Emma E. Booker elementary school on 9/11. The staging of the photo is important. Notice on the blackboard behind George Bush’s head, it says ‘Reading Makes A Country Great’.


Recall that Richard Clarke made a big deal of the fact that nobody in the Bush Administration was listening to him or reading his reports, but the May 8, 2001 press release would indicate otherwise.

Backing up a little bit, on May 8, 2001, there was a press release issued by the Office of the Press Secretary:

For Immediate Release Office of the Press Secretary May 8, 2001

Statement by the President

Domestic Preparedness Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

Protecting America’s homeland and citizens from the threat of weapons of mass destruction is one of our Nation’s important national security challenges. Today, more nations possess chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons than ever before. Still others seek to join them. Most troubling of all, the list of these countries includes some of the world’s least-responsible states — states for whom terror and blackmail are a way of life. Some non-state terrorist groups have also demonstrated an interest in acquiring weapons of mass destruction….

Therefore, I have asked Vice President Cheney to oversee the development of a coordinated national effort so that we may do the very best possible job of protecting our people from catastrophic harm. I have also asked Joe Allbaugh, the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to create an Office of National Preparedness. This Office will be responsible for implementing the results of those parts of the national effort overseen by Vice President Cheney that deal with consequence management. Specifically it will coordinate all Federal programs dealing with weapons of mass destruction consequence management within the Departments of Defense, Health and Human Services, Justice, and Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, and other federal agencies. The Office of National Preparedness will work closely with state and local governments to ensure their planning, training, and equipment needs are addressed. FEMA will also work closely with the Department of Justice, in its lead role for crisis management, to ensure that all facets of our response to the threat from weapons of mass destruction are coordinated and cohesive. I will periodically chair a meeting of the National Security Council to review these efforts.





Independent Agency (Refugees in Idaho)

 BY Vicky Davis


Independent Agency (Refugees in Idaho) – Vicky Davis

This article falls into the category of What Have We Learned Today. In furtherance of goal of finding out absolutely everything about refugee resettlement in Idaho, a search using the term refugee was done in the Legislature section of the State of Idaho website. It didn’t take looking at more than three references before there was enough significant information to write about it.

First, in the 2012 Individual Entity Audit Report for South Central Public Health District 5 issued on February 20, 2014, there is a history of the Public Health Districts. I’ve highlighted the significant years:


The following is a chronological history of the basic health care services that the State has provided to the public.

1907 – The State Board of Health and counties that had local boards of health were statutorily authorized joint responsibility for public health.

1947 – A public health district law was enacted that permitted two or more counties to establish a public health district. Participation in the forming of the health districts was voluntary.

1970 – The legislature established a law that created seven mandatory public health districts. In South Central Public Health District (V), the counties designated were Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, and Twin Falls. The director of the State Department of Health and Welfare was designated fiscal officer for the various districts.

1976 – Legislative intent was expressed that the health districts are not State agencies and that they be recognized as authorized governmental entities.

1986 – Idaho Code was amended to allow district health departments to promulgate rules and regulations without the State Board of Health’s approval.

1993 – The legislature clarified the need for district health departments to use the Idaho Administrative Procedures Act for fees and rules.

2004 – The Rules of the Division of Human Resources and Idaho Personnel Commission include public health districts.

2007 – Legislation changing Idaho Code, Section 39-412 to reflect a change in the compensation of Board members, to reference Idaho Code, Section 59-509(I).

2007 – Legislation changing Idaho Code, Section 39-411 composition of Districts’ Boards of Health to allow those Districts comprised of eight counties to consist of not less than eight members and no more than nine members.

2008 – Legislation changed Idaho Code, Section 39-414 language: “For purposes of this chapter, a PH district is not a subdivision of the state and is considered an independent body corporate and politic, in terms of negotiating long term debt and financing.” (This will move the local PH district outside the Frasier legal case of debt financing.)

Title 39, Chapter 4 defines the Public Health Districts as:

39-401. LEGISLATIVE INTENT. The various health districts, as provided for in this chapter, are not a single department of state government unto themselves, nor are they a part of any of the twenty (20) departments of state government authorized by section 20, article IV, Idaho constitution, or of the departments prescribed in section 67-2402, Idaho Code.

It is legislative intent that health districts operate and be recognized not as state agencies or departments, but as governmental entities whose creation has been authorized by the state, much in the manner as other single purpose districts.

…This section merely affirms that health districts created under this chapter are not state agencies, and in no way changes the character of those agencies as they existed prior to this act.

These people of the Public Health Districts have the power of government but are not answerable to the People of Idaho. This is not a republican form of government and through this structure, they have put the People of Idaho – and of the United States in great danger as you will see as this proceeds.

39-413. DISTRICT HEALTH DIRECTOR — APPOINTMENT — POWERS AND DUTIES. A district health director shall be appointed by the district board. The director shall have and exercise the following powers and duties in addition to all other powers and duties inherent in the position or delegated to him or imposed upon him by law or rule, regulation, or ordinance:

(1) To be secretary and administrative officer of the district board of health;

(2) To prescribe such rules and regulations, consistent with the requirements of this chapter, as may be necessary for the government of the district, the conduct and duties of the district employees, the orderly and efficient handling of business and the custody, use and preservation of the records, papers, books and property belonging to the public health district;

So, they are an independent body from the state and they write their own rules.

Section 39-414 referenced in 2008 entry of the history:

(2) To do all things required for the preservation and protection of the public health and preventive health, and such other things delegated by the director of the state department of health and welfare or the director of the department of environmental quality and this shall be authority for the director(s) to so delegate.

Question? Does the Refugee Resettlement Program as managed by the Jannus Group (contract management for the Public Health Districts) and the College of Southern Idaho fulfill the requirements of Section 39-414? As we learned yesterday, the College of Southern Idaho is not only contracting with the Jannus Group, but they are contracting with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI) to bring in refugees “with significant medical conditions”. Refugees are not only a significant danger to public health, they are creating long-term liabilities for the taxpayers of Idaho.

Surgeon General

When you’re looking at the problems of government, if you are looking at the politicians, you are looking at the puppet show. The problems of government can only been seen by looking at the functional organization and the administrative power structure. From the structure that can be seen in the state of Idaho, it would seem logical that the Public Health Districts are creatures (as in the Black Lagoon) of the federal public health system under the direction of the Surgeon General with the precise relationship unknown at this point.

Wikipedia defines Surgeon General as:

Surgeon general is a title used in the United States and many areas of the British Commonwealth to refer either to a senior military medical officer or to a senior physician commissioned by the government and entrusted with public health responsibilities. The post originated in the 17th century, as military units acquired their own doctors. In the United States, the chief public health officer is the Surgeon General of the United States and each state has its own State Surgeon General. Moreover, each branch of the American military services has its own surgeon general, with more combat-related responsibilities and experience, hence Surgeon General of the United States Army, Surgeon General of the United States Navy, and Surgeon General of the United States Air Force. Nigeria had a similar position designated Inspector General of Medical Services.

(Interesting that they would include a notation on Nigeria – but I’ll get to that later).

It’s not surprising that this “independent” structure originated with the British. The British Commonwealth is just another name for the British Empire. The City of London appears to have created an organizational structure, the administrative bureaucracy that allows them to get and keep power in the hands of a few while controlling the structure from a distance. There are other examples of it in operation in the United States. (See Part 8, Smart Grid: Rest of the Story).

It’s useful to see who the Surgeon Generals have been for the past several administrations. Wikipedia has a page on the United States Surgeon Generals. At the bottom, there are pictures of them along with duration of their appointment. There is also a link to a profile page of them: U.S. Surgeon General

The current Surgeon General is Vice Admiral Vivek H. Murthy. It should be noted that the only Surgeon General to actually hold the rank of a four-star admiral was David Satcher. (emphasis added)

Vice Admiral Vivek Hallegere Murthy (born July 10, 1977[1]) is an American physician, a vice admiral in the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and the 19th Surgeon General of the United States.[2] Murthy, founder of nonprofit Doctors for America, succeeded Boris D. Lushniak, who had been Acting Surgeon General since 2013.[2] Murthy is the first-ever Surgeon General of Indian descent. Murthy was born in Huddersfield, England, to immigrants from Karnataka, India. When he was three years old, the family relocated to Miami, Florida…He then attended…Harvard University… graduated magna cum laude in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences.

In 2003, Murthy received an MD from Yale School of Medicine and an MBA in Health Care Management from Yale School of Management, where he was a recipient of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The following is the description of the responsibilities of the Surgeon General according to Wikipedia:

The Surgeon General reports to the Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH), who may be a four-star admiral in the United States Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps (PHSCC), and who serves as the principal adviser to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on public health and scientific issues. The Surgeon General is the overall head of the Commissioned Corps, a 6,500-member cadre of health professionals who are on call 24 hours a day, and can be dispatched by the Secretary of HHS or the Assistant Secretary for Health in the event of a public health emergency.

When I clicked on the link to get information on the Assistant Secretary for Health, I saw a familiar face.


John Agwunobi

To be continued –

Telling On Themselves: Rural Cleansing in Idaho and Montana

My comments: The government has adopted UN Agenda 21 and they want us off the land and into the cities to more easily control us.  The rural lands will be unusable to the masses.

Posted by Sara Hall for THE DAILY HERB

I just love it when someone slips up, and tells us country folk what’s really being planned for us.

Rural cleansing is the purposeful removal of rural citizens from the countryside and the relocation of rural populations into urban areas. Many public officials and media pundits scoff at the mere suggestion that rural cleansing is taking place, but the problem, you see, is that there are people who have inadvertently left tell-tale clues we can use to piece together things for ourselves.

One of the most startling clues I’ve run across lately comes from a July 1, 1998 newspaper article in The Montanian, which is published in Libby, a tiny rural town in Northwest Montana.

Did She Just Say That?

In the article, Libby County Commissioner, Rita Windom, informs us that she and other commissioners were approached by Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks (FWP) state land manager, Darlene Edge, with a proposal to cooperate in driving rural residents out of the Montana countryside into cities. When commissioners responded with horror, Windom says Edge replied

“Can’t you see we are doing you a favor by forcing people to move from rural areas into the urban areas. That way you can close roads…Why don’t you work with us and move these people out of the rural areas and into the urban areas so cities can shoulder more of the responsibilities and the county can save money?”

This exchange took place in a meeting regarding a document called The Wildlife Program Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), of which only 300 were published. According to Windom, there was very little public input because the few public meetings held were so poorly advertised.

But was this just an isolated, though shocking, incident? Did this public policy only affect Montana? I don’t think so. I’ll tell you why.

Sometime around 1997 I called a Boundary County, Idaho resident from Washington State regarding possible job openings in my field in Boundary County. Her answer was that the woods had been shut down and 300 families had left. She continued on to tell me she had seen a public land management agency document outlining a plan to empty North Idaho of people and turn the entire area into a wildlife corridor. Naturally, she was outraged.

About ten years later, another reliable eyewitness told me that the same document had arrived at his home first. The document was marked not for public view. He had purchased a house that had previously been occupied by a public land management agency employee who had moved. My source had opened the document and read it. He confirmed that it said what my other friend had previously described to me. In fact, he had lent her the document, which is how she happened to know what was in it.

I was never able to get my hands on that document, but when someone sent me a camera shot of the above article in The Montanian describing much the same policy being announced at much the same time as the eyewitness accounts, I wasted no time in getting a copy of the article.

Other evidence for believing that this article in The Montanian represents policies that affect Idaho, as well as Montana, is that, not too long ago, at a U.S. Fish and Wildlife public meeting about listing the wolverine on the Endangered Species list, we were told that Idaho and Montana are now considered to be in the same management region by the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. The land and wildlife management policies are pretty much the same now. This is why huge blocks of land, taking in N.W. Montana, Northern Idaho and N.E. Washington, are included in management plans for grizzly habitat, caribou habitat, wildlife corridors, etc.

Where Did Rural Cleansing Come From?

Commissioner Windom remarks, in the Montanian article, that the Draft EIS that had upset her and other commissioners was the product of five to six years’ labor by the FWP. That puts us back to around 1992, or a year later, when the Rio Earth Summit trotted out the document, Agenda 21: the Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet, and other supporting documents, for our enjoyment.

Documents and resolutions introduced at the Rio Earth Summit had been in the works for years before being introduced to the world.

Policies leading to rural cleansing are found in the document, Agenda 21: the Earth Summit Strategy to Save Our Planet, but another important source is associated with one of the other documents introduced at Rio. That was the Convention on Biological Diversity. It has been shown that the Wildlands Project is the central mechanism by which the Convention on Biological Diversity is to be implemented. The Wildlands Project calls for humans to be removed from one-half of the American land mass, and to create uninhabited corridors for wildlife to move freely from Alaska to Yellowstone Park, or farther south. It was written by radical environmentalists working in United Nations nongovernmental organizations with the full knowledge and aid of U.S. federal agencies such as U.S. Forest Service, BLM, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA and others.

It appears that the Wildlands Project is now being implemented, under another name, in Idaho and the West through the Western Governors Association’s Wildlife Corridors Initiative (WCI). To learn more about that, please see my blog, Infiltration of LittleTown U.S.A.: The Wildlands Project and Agenda 21 in Idaho. Particularly, pay attention to the section subtitled “Nudging Us into the Cities.”

If we are paying attention, we can catch public officials and media pundits additionally telling on themselves by their perpetual use of disinformation. One common bit of disinformation used to mislead the public is the repeated statement that Agenda 21 is an outdated and nonbinding document. You can always tell a trained operative when statements similar to this come out of their mouth. Here is an article displaying this strategy: How the U.N.’s Agenda 21 Affects Kootenai County, Idaho.

Just two to three weeks ago, I submitted a comment on the above article. I commented that Agenda 21 is no outdated or irrelevant document, because in 2012, the United Nations held another summit called Rio+20, in which the members reaffirmed Agenda 21 as the working document for the 21st century. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The webmaster declined to publish my comment.

To back up my comment, here is a quote found on Wikipedia’s entry for Agenda 21:

“Rio+20 (2012)
Main article: United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
In 2012, at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development the attending members reaffirmed their commitment to Agenda 21 in their outcome document called “The Future We Want”. 180 leaders from nations participated.”

Bringing it Home

When the Wikipedia entry calls the Agenda 21 document a voluntary and nonbinding action plan, the writer fails to outline the process whereby former President Clinton issued an executive order and created the President’s Council on Sustainable Development (PCSD), which then formed policies and plans to implement Agenda 21 under soft law. Sustainable Development is the term used at United Nations and national levels to describe the goals of Agenda 21. The PCSD generated documents and guidelines, notably Sustainable America: A New Consensus for the Prosperity, Opportunity and a Healthy Environment for the Future, used by federal agencies, such as the Forest Service, EPA and others, to form policies.

These guidelines have become the overarching vision for our nation, not only for federal agencies, but also for city planners, corporate trade groups, and environmental groups, as this excerpt from Sustainable America shows.

Federal grants, monies, and other inducements, have drawn local and state governments into that implementation. I’m sure many of those public officials were ignorant of the consequences of accepting those grants at the time. Some are either still ignorant or too stubborn, or maybe even too complicit, to admit that they were duped. When soft law becomes the new normal, it can be upheld by case law. These practices are also now being codified in piecemeal legislation, comprehensive land use plans and zoning regulations.

There You Go Again

Now you will be told that county comprehensive land use plans, likewise, are nonbinding documents with no real clout. Oops—wrong again. For example, the U.S. Forest Service uses comprehensive land use plans when writing forest plans for your region. If your plan just happens to agree with their goals (and what are their goals? why, Sustainable Forestry, of course) the plan serves as cover for their management policies, because the Forest Service claims that they have coordinated with your county, as required by law, by having read and taken under consideration your comprehensive land use plan. See this video and hear F.S. employees state this over and over again, as they are being questioned regarding their latest forest plan for Idaho. I have also read that comprehensive land use plans can be used as a basis for zoning regulations and other county ordinances.

This is why various groups want to embed statements that are conducive to Sustainable Development in your county comprehensive land use plans.

Though the disinformation campaign strategy in Idaho is still one of denial and Alinsky-like mockery of Agenda 21 conspiracy theorists, as exemplified in this Spokesman-Review article, the strategy is now shifting elsewhere. Rosa Koire, speaking of California, describes how the charge of conspiracy theory is there giving way to the position that Agenda 21, and its related documents and policies, are real, but that these policies are the only feasible and just way of coping with global problems such as climate change, overpopulation, poverty and environmental degradation.

It’s the New normal, Just Accept it.

It’s no surprise, then, that FOX News just published an article entitled Foundations plan to pay news media to cover radical UN agenda. The article describes how a cadre of journalists is being trained to win the public over to U.N. Sustainable Development policies.

Comic Relief

That’s why I just chortle when I find articles like this one, from The Montanian, containing past candid (though Kafkaesque) quotes from officials who hadn’t yet sufficiently learned to dissemble. I hope you will read the entire article, as it has additional interesting comments about the changing use of conservation easements and the way Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks was circumventing the public and county commissioners to get its way. The article is reprinted by the gracious permission of The Montanian Newspaper.

And just so we can do a little mocking of our own, let me refer you to this funny, short short video called My Daughter’s New Agenda 21 Bedroom

But, then again, after having a good chuckle, let’s move past the mockery and get down to the debate–if we can get one. If journalists are going to try to convince us that Sustainable Development, as envisioned by members and advisory groups to the United Nations, is the best path for America, we need to be ready to engage in a logical and reasonable discussion. And that will be a serious conversation, indeed.

The Montanian. “FWP plans big changes in hunting and rural living.” Libby, Montana: July 1, 1998.

*Sorry, the print on the first page is small. After posting this, I realized I had made a transcription of the first page of this article. If you scroll down, past the header front page at the bottom, you will see page 1 transcribed. Page 2 is large enough to read easily. When I got this article from microfiche, the greater amount of print on page one inhibited our ability to make the print larger and, thus, more readable.

Please go to the following link to see newspaper articles on same:  http://www.thedailyherb.com/telling-on-themselves-rural-cleansing-in-north-idaho-and-montana/


Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail

Photo by: Kyle Green
Well-wishers yell encouragement to same-sex couples, including Karen McMillan, right, make their way out of the Ada County Courthouse after they received their marriage license, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/The Idaho Statesman, Kyle Green) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT (KTVB 7); MANDATORY CREDIT
The Washington Times – Monday, October 20, 2014  My comments in red: Note this is from last year, can this be true?

Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that if they refuse to marry homosexuals, they will face jail time and fines.

The dictate comes on the heels of a legal battle with Donald and Evelyn Knapp, ordained ministers who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city, but who oppose gay marriage, The Daily Caller reported.

A federal judge recently ruled that the state’s ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, while the city of Coeur d‘Alene has an ordinance that prevents discrimination based on sexual preference.

The Supreme Court’s recent refusal to take on gay rights’ appeals from five states has opened the doors for same-sex marriages to go forth.

The Knapps were just asked by a gay couple to perform their wedding ceremony, The Daily Caller reported.

“On Friday, a same-sex couple asked to be married by the Knapps, and the Knapps politely declined,” The Daily Signal reported. “The Knapps now face a 180-day jail term and a $1,000 fine for each day they decline to celebrate the same-sex wedding.”

The Alliance Defending Freedom has filed a suit in federal court to stop the city from enforcing the fine and jail sentence, saying in a statement from senior legal counsel Jeremy Tedesco that the government has overstepped its bounds, The Daily Caller reported.

“Many have denied that pastors would ever be forced to perform ceremonies that are completely at odds with their faith, but that’s what is happening here — and it’s happened this quickly,” Mr. Tedersco said, The Daily Caller reported.

But the city sees it differently. As far back as May, city officials were insisting that their ordinance is indeed in line with law.

“If you turn away a gay couple, refuse to provide services for them, then in theory you violated our code, and you’re looking at a potential misdemeanor citation,” said Coeur d‘Alene City Attorney Warren Wilson, to KXLY months ago.