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Brad Wall to rub shoulders with world leaders at Bilderberg conference

Premier keen to pick Henry Kissinger’s brain on China

The Canadian Press

Posted: Jun 2013

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is set to attend the Bilderberg Meetings, which begin on Thursday.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is set to attend the Bilderberg Meetings, which begin on Thursday. (CBC )

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is heading to a high-powered meeting of world government and business leaders that is known for its tight secrecy.

Wall is set to attend the Bilderberg conference starting Thursday in Hertfordshire, England.

The conference’s website says it was founded in 1954 to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. The site describes it as a forum for informal, off-the-record discussions about global issues.

Wall said Monday his trip will give him a chance to tell Saskatchewan’s story to major players.

‘I think there’s some pretty good questions that Saskatchewan can ask of Dr. Kissinger.’—Sask. Premier Brad Wall

“We’re going take every chance we can to tell the world about what’s going on in Saskatchewan and what we have to offer and this is a pretty good opportunity to do that,” he said.

“Saskatchewan increasingly is playing a role in the world, especially from an economic standpoint,” Wall added. “When you have 45 per cent or so of the world’s potash reserves, a world that increasingly needs to grow more food, where emerging economies like China and India have a growing middle class and want higher protein intensities in their diet, we have the fertilizer and the food.

“And of course from an energy standpoint, we’re an international player when it comes to uranium. We’re an international player increasingly around clean coal, which is a big issue in many countries in Europe.”

The Bilderberg website says key topics for this year’s conference include job growth, cyber warfare and politics within the European Union.

Kissinger to attend

Other guests at the invitation-only conference include Nobel Peace Prize winner and former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger. Wall said he wants to chat with Kissinger about relationships with China because Saskatchewan has a growing interest in trade in that region.

“He’s written a recent best-selling book on it — on this whole question of China — and so I think there’s some pretty good questions that Saskatchewan can ask of Dr. Kissinger,” Wall said.

No details to be divulged

Wall acknowledged he won’t be able to discuss specific details from the meeting. But the premier said that’s why the Saskatchewan Party is paying for the trip — not taxpayers.

“A lot of these economic forums operate the same way. They want participants to be able to speak freely,” he said. He added if taxpayers were footing the travel bill, it would not be appropriate for him to limit his report on what was said.

“I think there’s some blue-skying that goes on, some big picture conceptualizing … and so the report back has to be in a general sense.”

The Top Five Special Interest Groups Lobbying To Keep Marijuana Illegal

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Last year, over 850,000 people in America were arrested for marijuana-related crimes. Despite public opinion, the medical community, and human rights experts all moving in favor of relaxing marijuana prohibition laws, little has changed in terms of policy.

There have been many great books and articles detailing the history of the drug war. Part of America’s fixation with keeping the leafy green plant illegal is rooted in cultural and political clashes from the past.

However, we at Republic Report think it’s worth showing that there are entrenched interest groups that are spending large sums of money to keep our broken drug laws on the books:

1.) Police Unions: Police departments across the country have become dependent on federal drug war grants to finance their budget. In March, we published a story revealing that a police union lobbyist in California coordinated the effort to defeat Prop 19, a ballot measure in 2010 to legalize marijuana, while helping his police department clients collect tens of millions in federal marijuana-eradication grants. And it’s not just in California. Federal lobbying disclosures show that other police union lobbyists have pushed for stiffer penalties for marijuana-related crimes nationwide.

2.) Private Prisons Corporations: Private prison corporations make millions by incarcerating people who have been imprisoned for drug crimes, including marijuana. As Republic Report’s Matt Stoller noted last year, Corrections Corporation of America, one of the largest for-profit prison companies, revealed in a regulatory filing that continuing the drug war is part in parcel to their business strategy. Prison companies have spent millions bankrolling pro-drug war politicians and have used secretive front groups, like the American Legislative Exchange Council, to pass harsh sentencing requirements for drug crimes.

3.) Alcohol and Beer Companies: Fearing competition for the dollars Americans spend on leisure, alcohol and tobacco interests have lobbied to keep marijuana out of reach. For instance, the California Beer & Beverage Distributors contributed campaign contributions to a committee set up to prevent marijuana from being legalized and taxed.

4.) Pharmaceutical Corporations: Like the sin industries listed above, pharmaceutical interests would like to keep marijuana illegal so American don’t have the option of cheap medical alternatives to their products. Howard Wooldridge, a retired police officer who now lobbies the government to relax marijuana prohibition laws, told Republic Report that next to police unions, the “second biggest opponent on Capitol Hill is big PhRMA” because marijuana can replace “everything from Advil to Vicodin and other expensive pills.”

5.) Prison Guard Unions: Prison guard unions have a vested interest in keeping people behind bars just like for-profit prison companies. In 2008, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association spent a whopping $1 million to defeat a measure that would have “reduced sentences and parole times for nonviolent drug offenders while emphasizing drug treatment over prison.” Continue reading

Roberts Rules of Order

Robert’s Rules of Order

For Fair and Orderly Meetings & Conventions

Provides common rules and procedures for deliberation and debate in order to place the whole membership on the same footing and speaking the same language. The conduct of ALL business is controlled by the general will of the whole membership – the right of the deliberate majority to decide. Complementary is the right of at least a strong minority to require the majority to be deliberate – to act according to its considered judgment AFTER a full and fair “working through” of the issues involved. Robert’s Rules provides for constructive and democratic meetings, to help, not hinder, the business of the assembly. Under no circumstances should “undue strictness” be allowed to intimidate members or limit full participation.  Continue reading

New Common Sense

For the 99% – The NEW COMMON SENSE – Must distribute FAST! by voiceofreason

In Unity,

THE NEW COMMON SENSE

A Declaration of INTERDEPENDENCE, born of necessity, from and for the collective conscience of the “99%” to and for the oligarchic “1%” of the United States of America.

SUMMARY

SECTION I: The Right to Equal Participation in Government has been taken from the People and is explained. — A Plan is offered to restore the Right to Equal Participation that requires only the use of tools and procedures that have already been proven to work. — The restoration of Equality must take priority above all and reasons are given. — Outside damaging influences must no longer be allowed privileged access to Elected Representatives in a Constitutional Republic. — An Offer in Compromise that would reunite this Nation with its Foundation is clearly stated. — A clear, workable and simple method by which we may rebuild ourselves as a Prosperous Nation and return to being One Hundred Percent is explained. — A New Litmus Test of our government is declared and explained. — A plan and petition to rebalance the Branches of Government is outlined in detail.

SECTION II: Monitions are forwarded to our Leaders, to the Congress in specific, to the Media, to Law Enforcement and the Domestic Militia, and to the “1%” — A direct message and plea for the “99%” from the author(s). Continue reading

2005 Bilderberg Meeting Participant List

The following participant list is unofficial and may contain inaccuracies. If you have access to more accurate information regarding any of the Bilderberg meetings, including official copies of participant lists, please contact us or submit them below.

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2004 Bilderberg Meeting Participant List

The following participant list is unofficial and may contain inaccuracies. If you have access to more accurate information regarding any of the Bilderberg meetings, including official copies of participant lists, please contact us or submit them below.

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1958 Bilderberg Meeting Participant List

The following participant list is unofficial and may contain inaccuracies. If you have access to more accurate information regarding any of the Bilderberg meetings, including official copies of participant lists, please contact us or submit them below.

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