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essay18-Sep-2010politics/religionLJD by votes28242.6%

What do you think of this "Green" agenda tactic?

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I saw a short snippet of this story on Fox News.
'The best slaves are those that THINK they are free'

Is someone out behind your house digging through your trash? Don't worry, it
is probably just the government. When Audi ran their now famous "Green
Police" commercial during the Super Bowl last year, most Americans laughed
it off and thought that nothing like that could *ever* happen in America.
Well, it turns out that it *is* happening in America. A growing number of
U.S. cities are actually putting RFID tracking chips in trash cans and
recycling bins and are starting to fine residents who do not recycle
"properly". This kind of thing has been going on over in the U.K. for some
time now, but very few people expected those living in "the land of the
free" to be subjected to RFID trash tracking so quickly. But it is here.
In many areas, government RFID tracker chips will now be monitoring what you
throw away, how much you throw away and if you are recycling properly.
Rather than spending money on things that will actually get the U.S. economy
headed in the right direction, government officials across America seem
obsessed with forcing the "green agenda" down the throats of the American
people - even if it means chasing factories, jobs and economic activity out
of their communities.

Not that there is anything wrong with recycling. I personally recycle large
amounts of trash each week. But there is a *huge* difference between
recycling as a free individual and being coerced by law to adhere to the
sustainable development policies of the United Nations. The truth is
that "Agenda 21" is being pushed down all of our throats whether we like it or not.
It is all part of the Big Brother police state control grid which is being implemented
in the name of "saving the environment" and which is being paid for by "economic stimulus" money in many areas.

That's right. Government snooping on your trash apparently meets the
definition of "economic stimulus" in 2010. Perhaps this is what Barack
Obama meant when he talked about creating "green jobs". Local governments
are going to need a lot of "trash snoopers" to make certain that we are all
recycling acceptably.

In fact, John McCain almost flipped his lid when he found out
that Dayton, Ohio was given a half million dollars in
"stimulus funds" to put RFID tracking chips in recycle bins. Not that
McCain is a friend of liberty and freedom either. The truth is that the
vast majority of the politicians in Washington D.C. have been helping to
advance the "sustainable development" agenda in one way or another.

But can you imagine spending "economic stimulus" money to spy on the trash
of the American people?

No wonder all of the "stimulus packages" didn't do that much good for the
economy. In fact, the amount of waste in the stimulus packages was absolutely mind blowing.
But those 'green jobs' must be created one way or another, eh? Even if it means spying on Americans.

So now even though we are in the midst of a horrific economic downturn, lots
of communities from coast to coast have plenty of money to track our trash
with RFID microchips

Cities that are now using these chips to spy on our trash include....

*Cleveland, Ohio

*Charlotte, North Carolina

*Alexandria, Virginia

*Boise, Idaho

*Dayton, Ohio

*Flint, Michigan

Now how in the world does Flint, Michigan have money for anything?

Flint, Michigan is one of the poster children for the deindustrialization of
the United States. It is a crime-infested war zone where thousands upon
thousands of Americans live in desperate poverty.

And yet somehow they have money to monitor trash with RFID tracking chips?

It is almost as if we have stepped into "Bizarro America" where everything
is the opposite of what it should be.

Unless the American people speak up and renounce this militant green agenda
it is going to continue to be forced down our throats.

The scenes in Audi's "Green Police" commercial are not going to be so
"funny" when they start becoming real....

So far, the worst city of all for snooping on the trash of citizens is
Cleveland, Ohio. The truth is that Cleveland should be worried about how to
put hundreds of thousands of people without jobs in the region back to work,
but instead city officials seem obsessed with enforcing the radical green
agenda of the United Nations. The new RFID chips being installed will allow
Cleveland officials to monitor exactly how often residents roll their carts
out to the curb for collection.

According to news reports, if an RFID tracking chip signals that a recycle
bin has not been brought out to the curb within a certain period of time, a
"trash supervisor" will actually sort through the trash by that home for recyclables.

Yes, this is now going on in America.

So what will the penalties be?

Well, according to Waste Collection Commissioner Ronnie Owens, trash bins
that contain over 10 percent recyclable material will be subject to a $100

How ridiculous is that?

I recycle constantly, but I am sure that if I lived in Cleveland they could
get me for being over the "10 percent limit" at least half the time.

Is there anyone who could honestly say that they will be able to stay under
the 10 percent limit each and every time?

But that isn't the only fine in the new system.

If you set out an "excessive" amount of trash you will be fined between $250
and $500.

In addition, residents of Cleveland are also fined for putting out their
trash too early and for failing to bring in their garbage cans from the curb
in a timely manner.

Meanwhile, the city of Cleveland has hordes of unemployed workers and it
is literally falling apart.

How completely and utterly ridiculous can one city possibly be?

But a city that is broke has to raise money some how.

In 2009, the city of Cleveland has issued 2,900 tickets for trash
violations, which was almost five times more tickets than in 2008.

In 2010, the city of Cleveland is on track to issue over 4,000
tickets for trash violations.

One of the bizarre aspects of Cleveland's trash regulations is that it is
always the 'property owner' that receives the ticket.

That means that landlords in Cleveland are now forced to become spies in
order to ensure that their tenants follow the law.

It is almost as if we are back in East Germany once again.

Has everyone simply forgotten that we have something called the Fourth
Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?

According to the Fourth Amendment, the American people are guaranteed the
right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

But these RFID tracking chips spy on us and our trash 24 hours a day.

What has happened to America?

As more insane measures like this are implemented across the United States,
more factories, more jobs and more economic activity will continue to be
chased overseas.

Meanwhile, the "smart growth" agenda is about to get a big boost by the U.S.
Congress. Retiring Senator Christopher Dodd's last major piece of
legislation, the Livable Communities Act will create a new federal bureaucracy
to make sure that "sustainable development" principles are being followed on
every inch of land in the United States.,

This new bureaucracy, the Office of Sustainable Housing and Communities,
would be given approximately $4 billion in federal money to pressure local
governments to implement a more "green" agenda.

Not that the federal government has an extra $4 billion to throw around and
waste, but that has never stopped them before.

The truth is that the U.S. is absolutely drowning in debt and the economy is
coming apart at the seams. That is what the Congress and the White House
should be worried about.

Instead, most of our "representatives" in Washington D.C. seem to have no
trouble using "Big Brother tactics" to enforce the green agenda that so many
of them are so obsessed with.

Sadly, most Americans actually still believe that we are "free".

But we are not free. The government controls and regulates us in tens of
thousands of different ways, and each year the controls and the regulations
just get tighter and tighter. It's just that we have lost our freedoms so
slowly that most Americans have not become alarmed.

It is like the old story of the frog in the kettle. If you put a frog right
into boiling water it will hop right out.

However, if you put a frog into water that is cool and then turn up the heat
little by little it will sit there until it has boiled to death.

America, you are that frog.

It is time to hop out of the water.

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Liss reasonable
posted 18-Sep-2010 7:07pm
Wow. Reasonable just because I want to see the response.
msgman hopelessly flawed
posted 18-Sep-2010 1:44pm
TL, DR. Post a link to the article rather than copy it into the survey, and then provide some reasonable options so that we can actually answer.
Strider Survey Central Gold Subscriber reasonable
posted 15-Sep-2010 9:30pm
paulyw Gold Star Survey Creator Happy Birthday to Me reasonable
posted 15-Sep-2010 8:38pm
FordGuy reasonable
posted 15-Sep-2010 4:27pm
I hope it's ok, because there is no way I am going to read all that crap. So I say reasonable. REASONABLE I SAY!!!
cerealkiller reasonable
posted 15-Sep-2010 1:35pm