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Bradley County Mayor Davis says “the time is right” , referring to 16 County coalition to move forward with sustainable development, (Agenda 21)

In Uncategorized on October 19, 2011 at 1:36 PM

A big, huge push by the US Chamber of Commerce and the local Chamber along side our locally elected leaders like Mayors Gary Davis and Mayor Tom Rowland have once again made a deal with the devil and in this case the United Nations via the ever so willing Chamber of Commerce!

The regional, 16 County, 3 state coalition will be one of the most government encroaching and expensive events in our lifetime! There will be billions, if not trillions of your tax payer dollars wasted and spent in the name of job creation! Hello, the Chamber spent hundreds of millions of dollars in Bradley County last year and only netted around 200 or so net jobs (source: Cleveland Banner regarding recent award to the Chambers Doug Berry)

If we haven’t learned our lesson by now, it us evident we will never learn! The Chamber of Commerce is a front for the UN with their fully expressed intent of outsourcing our American jobs to “spread the wealth” to other countries! It’s on their website and the US Chamber President Tom Donohue is encouraging it!

Our Mayors making this comittment to this project tells me they need a good dose of “term limits” placed on them by the voters of this county!

They are seeing the “federal money” flowing into their coffers! This has very little to do with jobs! Please, if it did we would not have gone from just over a 1 percent unemployment rate to a near 10 percent in a few short years since they were elected!

Our country us broke and our county is broke and yet we continue to spend, spend, spend! That means to you and me that must foot the bill for this and that is tax, tax and tax us some more to pay for it ! Our property rights are gonna be non existent! The farm you used to own, gone! The reasonable property tax rate you now have, gone!

Our leaders have run amuck and it is time to speak up! Plan to attend the conference below and speak out against this unwanted agenda!

The article below from the Chattanooga times Free Press!
Groundwork To Launch Regional Growth Planning Process Reaches Milestone
posted October 14, 2011

A stakeholder group consisting of elected, business, and philanthropic leaders from the tri-state region of Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama which encompasses three metropolitan statistical areas has announced a major milestone in the effort to lay the groundwork to launch a 40-year regional growth planning process. 

Efforts to identify a team of expert firms to help organize and facilitate the effort have progressed through a request for qualifications, a request for proposals, and reference checks to narrow the field of contenders to three finalist teams:

Wallace Roberts & Todd; Gresham Smith & Partners; PlaceMatters; Ann Coulter; Neathawk Dubuque& Packett; Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness; Center for Neighborhood Technology; Leslee T. Alexander Consulting; Constructive Technologies Group; and RERC Strategic Advisors.

McBride Dale Clarion; Clarion Associates; Fregonese Associates; Kimley-Horn and Associates; Brown Pearman Russell; BAE Urban Economics; Opticos Design, Inc; Ann Coulter; PlaceMatters; The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies; and Neathawk Dubuque & Packett.

Renaissance Planning Group; Cambridge Systematics; ICF International; Barge, Waggoner, Sumner & Cannon; Ann Coulter; Neathawk Dubuque & Packett; Robert Grow Consulting; and The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies.

All of the finalist teams include local firms, and the companies that comprise the teams reflect the depth and breadth of experience necessary to complete a truly comprehensive regional planning process including expertise in community engagement, many different types of planning, financial analysis, data collection, and the establishment of community metrics.

According to Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger, the effort is designed to pioneer a new kind of long-term, region-wide planning. “Our goal is to create a kind of business plan for the region,” said County Mayor Coppinger. “In addition to incorporating traditional planning topics, the process will include financial analysis. We also aim to establish a set of numeric benchmarks, so we will be able to assess results as we implement the plan and make course corrections whenever necessary.”

All three of these expert teams will make a presentation during an open public meeting on Nov. 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Chattanoogan Hotel. Everyone in the region is invited to attend the meeting and provide feedback on the finalists. Event organizers are also planning to broadcast the event via local television and a web cast to make the public meeting widely accessible to people from across the region.

“This is a continuation of the public visioning and community engagement processes that have been transforming Chattanooga and the surrounding region since the early 1980s,” said Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield. “Our community pioneered this approach, and we know that the key to success is making sure everyone has the opportunity to express their values, priorities, and ideas. This effort depends on empowering citizens to identify common ground solutions that inspire enthusiastic and wide-spread cooperation.”

Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis confirmed that the time is right to broaden planning efforts to promote cooperation in the greater region. “Cities and counties across the area have benefited tremendously from localized planning efforts, but job seekers, dollars and traffic cross state and county lines without a second thought,” said County Mayor Davis. “This is an opportunity to coordinate so that we can make the most of our shared opportunities and work together to solve our shared challenges.”

Commissioner Mike Babb, chairman of the Whitfield County Board of Commissioners, pointed to the importance of engaging citizens to set priorities. “Through this process people will have an opportunity to express their thoughts about the issues we face as a community,” said Commissioner Babb. “That feedback will serve as a guide to local leaders as we strive to better steward financial and other community resources in accordance with the priorities of the people we serve.”

“We don’t have to agree on everything, but failing to cooperate when it benefits citizens would be foolish,” said Georgia State Senator Jeff Mullis. “This planning process will enhance coordination among localities without taking away any of their authority or independence.”

“In my mind, the regional planning process is about job creation,” said Tom Edd Wilson, president and CEO of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce. “We’re competing against the whole world to retain and recruit employers. Coming together as a team on economic development will give us a tremendous advantage in making the most of our economic opportunities while preserving the quality of life that makes us so attractive to the companies we already have.”

Brian Anderson, president and CEO of the Dalton-Whitfield Chamber of Commerce also emphasized how long-term planning benefits the local economy. “Successful companies are constantly planning for the future and figuring out how to adapt to rapidly changing conditions,” said Mr. Anderson. “In these uncertain times, we need an on-going process for implementing that kind of strategic approach across our region.”

“Most folks don’t think about roads until there is a traffic jam or pipes until one breaks,” said Gary Farlow, president and CEO of the Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce. “But the continued success of our employers depends on proactively ensuring the soundness of the infrastructure that speeds the flow of commerce.”

Following the public meeting on Nov. 17, the stakeholder group which has been working to launch the regional growth planning process will weigh public feedback and other requirements set forth in the selection process to determine which of the finalist teams will coordinate the effort with the aim of starting the process during the first part of 2012.

Q&A
1. Which counties are included in the footprint for the planning process? 
Alabama Counties: Dekalb and Jackson
Georgia Counties: Catoosa, Dade, Murray, Walker, Whitfield (anchored by city of Dalton)
Tennessee Counties: Bledsoe, Bradley (anchored by city of Cleveland), Hamilton (anchored by city of Chattanooga), Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea and Sequatchie

2. What organizations and companies have participated in the stakeholder group to launch the process?
The stakeholder group that has come together to fund and launch the regional growth planning process consists of strong representation from local government, business, and philanthropy including:

City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County, city of Cleveland, Bradley County, Whitfield County, Top of Alabama Regional Council of Governments, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Regional Planning Agency, EPB, Northwest Georgia Regional Commission, Southeast Tennessee Development District, Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, Benwood Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Lyndhurst Foundation, Maclellan Foundation, CBL and Associates, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, McKee Foods, Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce, Shaw Industries, Cleveland-Bradley Chamber of Commerce, Unum, and CreateHere.

3. What is the value of this process to local governments?
By giving local governments the ability to cooperatively plan and coordinate with neighboring jurisdictions, the process will help elected officials focus on the greatest impact for the most people with the least expenditure, while reducing duplication of efforts.

To play a lead role in starting an economic legacy of job creation founded in regional cooperation to ensure continued prosperity for citizens, children, and grandchildren.

By giving citizens an opportunity to express their values, priorities, and ideas, the planning process will provide local governments with the ability to better steward financial resources in accordance with the priorities of their constituents.

The process will also serve to inform residents of the challenges their home communities share with those across the region and to engage them in developing solutions with broad support.

4. What is the value of this process to local citizens?
A process for effectively managing the accelerated growth the region is already experiencing through unprecedented investments by a number of industries.

A seat at the table in planning how the region can become more prosperous and generate additional economic opportunities for ourselves and children.

A forum for better understanding the “big picture” of the region and expressing their ideas, values, and priorities.

The opportunity to join with others in preserving and enhancing what makes the communities special.

Chamber of Commerce says “quit whining” about us sending your jobs and food overseas

In Agenda 21, chamber of commerce on September 28, 2011 at 9:38 AM

The Chamber of Commerces practice of sending a majority of our jobs overseas via outsourcing and one way trade is absurd and speaks volumes of their desire to socialize America with a hand of assist by the oh so willing United Nations!

“Stop whining” say Tom Donohue, President of the US Chamber of Commerce as evidenced in the video below, referring to the Chamber promoting outsourcing and sending American jobs overseas, after all they are attempting to “spread the wealth” and are helping the International job market as well! Mr President wanna see where your jobs are going look no further than the Chamber of Commerce as the determining factor!

Some within the Chamber are calling what they are doing “free trade!” It is hardly free trade when the jobs are by the handfuls going overseas and for the most part seems to be going away from us!

This is a deliberate attempt to “socialize” and break our economy! Their cooperation with the United Nations and adoption of their Socialistic views of “What is mine is theirs” tends to explain why the Creator and purveyor that is all there is about jobs and business can’t create a job in America last month according to the latest jobs report of zero percent jobs created in the US!

Before you look at the numbers below, please listen to this short video by Rachel Maddow, remember she is on the left but this report is right on target! (you may have to copy the address and paste to you tube, this account for some reason doesn’t allow me to posting tube to this site)

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=GYuZY1ujZuc

Look at these numbers below and tell me that the United Nations via the International Chamber and the US Chamber are not in cahoots to destroy our American economy! Again, this is not my words this is directly from the US Chamber of

From the Rachel Maddow video-
87,000 plus jobs lost to outsourcing in Conneticut
102,000 plus jobs lost in Missouri
If this, and you can assume that it is, but if this is the trend for all 50 states, at 90,000 jobs lost, that’s 4.5 million jobs lost and “given” to the International market that could easily have been done by Americans. This should be so obvious and hardly a media outlet is covering it! Why, because it is the Chamber of Commerce, they are just misunderstood and are the backbone of our business economy! Let me tell you right now while you are still listening! The Chamber of Commerce does not have the best interest of Americans in mind! They are not our ally! They are answering to the International market via the United Nations and are crippling our own economy while boosting the economies of the likes of India, China and Russia!

The common thread in all this activity of outsourcing goes to one reappearing element in this scenario and that is the Chamber of Commerce!

Commerce website at http://www.uschamber.com/international/policy

Under the facts portion of this policy of the US/ International Chamber of Commerce!

Outside our borders are markets that today represent 73 percent of the worlds purchasing power, 87% of it’s economic growth and 95 % of it’s consumers

More than 50 million Americans work for companies engaging in international trade

25% of manufacturing jobs depend on exports!

33% of American farms (1 in 3) is planted for hungry consumers overseas!

These are stats from their website! If they had this in a commercial you would be saying “why are they not helping us out? Why are they so stuck on sending all our jobs and food abroad instead of helping our own? Socialism! That’s the answer! If America has the “wealth” then share it! Give it away till we are all equal! After all, Americas independence and wealth of resources is causing most of the worlds problems! Right? I think you know that answer!

Sounds like to me the Chamber is doing a great job of helping the international community with the assistance of the United Nations to make others wealthy outside of the US!

Let’s keep our jobs and our food at home! We could use the jobs here, let’s contact the Chamber of Commerce and tell them to quit recruiting big Corporations to Bradley County then outsourcing a great portion of the jobs to other countries!

Made in America and American made should apply to the Chamber as well! Our best interest should be protected and it is not when our jobs are being shipped overseas by the representatives that should be representing our enconomy! We hav obviously made the wrong decision getting the Chamber of Commerce involved in our affairs nearly 100 years ago or so! We now realize the culprit of our demise and it should be up to our elected officials to make it right, and if they want, then the citizens of this great country that are observing this concentrated deliberate act to destroy our economy, must rise up and say “STOP THE MADNESS!”

Chamber of Commerce gears up for Agenda 21, Rio+20 Summit next May! Get your tickets now!

In Agenda 21, chamber of commerce on September 27, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Please, I beg of you to not believe me on this one, look your self, read the links below! The Chamber of Commerce is not our friend!

These are excerpts from the Chambers own site! Not mine! Read to unveil the hidden agenda here in Bradley County and across America by the Chamber of Commerce!

The Chamber of Commerce, World,International and US Chambers are gearing up for the Rio+20 Conference in May 2012, 20 years after the Earth Summit, government, business and civil society leaders from all over the world will gather again in Rio de Janeiro to attend the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (agenda 21)-commonly referred to as Rio+20. This time the meeting is aimed to assess progress made towards creating a more sustainable world and to discuss approaches for the next 20 years!

Today the INTERNATIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) joined by the UNITED NATIONS GLOBAL COMPACT announced the creation of Business Action for Sustainable Development (Agenda 21) 2012 (BASD2012). Chad Holiday Chairman of Bank of America and former CEO of Dupont have agreed to chair the event!

Jean-Guy Carrier, International Chamber of Commerce Acting General Secretary stated in this article on the US CHAMBER OF COMMERCES website “The private sector is a crucial partner in creating solutions to today’s pressing development and environmental challenges and is already active on many fronts!” “At the same time, there is still much to be done in ramping up businesses contribution to (his words not mine) ADVANCING AGENDA 21 and the Millenium Development Goals as we head towards RIO+20.” and I will end this quote here!

ADVANCING AGENDA 21 GOALS! Last year Agenda 21 in Bradley County in the minds of our elected leaders didnt exist and now it is set to take over our community by a few very willing participants who are more than willing to give up our Sovereignty to the United Nations while holding the hand of our Chamber of Commerce!

Whew what a year! Time to elect some elected officials that have our best interest in mind and not federal dollars and the Socialistic views of the International community!

http://www.iccwbo.org/policy/environment/index.html?id=39732

http://www.iccwbo.org/policy/environment/index.html?id=40775

http://www.iccwbo.org/policy/environment/index.html?id=41618

http://www.iccwbo.org/policy/environment/index.html?id=40411

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