The Arizona Sentinel

January 25, 2015

Tax Revolt, end property taxes now, end the nepotisim in county corporations,Nothing less than grand theft!! Bring your Land Patent upto date, declare your property allodial!!!!

January 23, 2015

Arizona SB 1264 Pubic Lands Right A Way bill is being reintroduced as HB 2175 on Jan 27th 2015!!!

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Click on the following link to see the version of the bill: Come to the Capitol on Tuesday the 27th of Jan 2015 , to support this vital legislation for the future of all Arizonans!  Natural Resource Committee hearing room at 9:00 am.

http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/52leg/1r/bills/hb2175p.pdf

January 18, 2015

Change of pace :-)), enjoy!!, Flying South West, !!

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January 14, 2015

Governor Doug Duceys State of the State !!

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Sucking from the trough leads to brain washing!!! This guy is a idiot!!! Megyn Kelly exposes stupidity!!!

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January 8, 2015

Will Fukushima Destroy America?

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January 6, 2015

Louie Gohmert will run for Speaker!!! Vote today 1/6/2015 / Boehner must go!!!!

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Gohmert Announces Run for Speaker of the House
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his decision to buck the status quo and challenge John Boehner in the race for House Speaker:

“After the November elections gave Republicans control of the Senate, voters made clear they wanted change. There have been numerous examples of problematic Republican leadership, but we were hopeful our leaders got the voters’ message. However, after our Speaker forced through the CRomnibus by passing it with Democratic votes and without time to read it, it seemed clear that we needed new leadership. There had been much discussion. But, until yesterday, no one had stepped up.

I applaud my friend Rep. Ted Yoho for putting his name forward as an alternative to the status quo. Ted is a good man for whom I could vote, but I have heard from many supporters and also friends in Congress who have urged me to put forward my name for Speaker as well to increase our chances of change. That is why I am also offering my name as a candidate for Speaker.

There is false information being floated that any Republican candidates in addition to the current Speaker will split the vote and give the Speaker’s gavel to Congresswoman Pelosi. This is nothing but a scare tactic to keep the current regime in power.

As long as Republicans vote for an adult American citizen for Speaker, no Democrat can win. Only if 59 Republicans voted “Present” would there be a chance for a Democrat to win.

To win the Speaker’s race, an adult American citizen has to get a clear majority of all Members of Congress on the House floor voting for an eligible person. Voting “Present” simply reduces the number of votes required to win a majority. If no one wins a majority on the first ballot, then we go to a second vote, then a third, until someone gets a majority.

At this point, the Speaker’s election is not about a particular candidate. It is about whether we keep the status quo or make the change the country demands. I am putting forward my name for consideration as Speaker and hope that with a new Speaker, be that me or someone else, we can fight for the ideals and principles that the voters wanted when they elected us in November.”

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He was appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

January 5, 2015

This Ordinance should must be adopted in every county west of the Mississippi! President Clinton got it right!!

STATE OF ARIZONA
COUNTY OF GREENLEE

GREENLEE COUNTY ORIDINANCE NO._________
AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING EXECUTIVE ORDER 13132 AS BINDING UPON ALL PUBLIC OFFICIALS WITHIN THE EXECUTIVE BRANCHES BOTH STATE AND FEDERAL WITHIN THE COUNTY OF GREENLEE

WHEREAS: Executive Order 13132 passed by President William Clinton and has not been repealed or replaced and filed into the public record at Federal Register Volume 64, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 10, 1999) Presidential Documents
Pages 43255-43259
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office http://www.gpo.gov
[FR Doc No: 99-20729]; and

WHEREAS: The County of Greenlee wishes to adopt Executive Order 13132 as written and attached herein as a part of this ordinance, each and every part without exception; and

WHEREAS: The County of Greenlee partakes of benefits from the Federal Government in the forms of grants, subsidies, and direct allocations in the nature of monies in lieu of taxes; and

WHEREAS: The County of Greenlee is a political subdivision of the union state Arizona with the presence of federal agencies and federal employees; and

WHEREAS: The state of Arizona has through its legislature and Governor enacted Arizona Revised Statute Chapter 26,(ARS 26-251through 26-253) and Arizona Revised Statute Chapter 37 (ARS 37-620.00 through 37-620.02) has not ceded Legislative Jurisdiction pursuant to Title 40 U.S.C. sections 3111 and 3112 to the United States and does not recognize any Federal Lands or Federal Enclaves within Greenlee County, pursuant to the Constitution of the United States at Article 1 Section 8 Clause 17. The researcher Wray S. Shildnect’s affidavit recorded in the public record in Greenlee County at 2007-00589, confirms the Congressional Report generated during the Eisenhower Administration entitled Report of the Interdepartmental Committee for the Study of Jurisdiction Over Federal Areas Within the States, Part 1 and Part 2, April 1956 and 1957; and

WHEREAS: In the spirit of the “Separation of Powers Doctrine” and the “Cooperative Federalism Doctrine”; and

WHEREAS: In the spirit of the “Public Trust Doctrine” and the “Oath of Office” of each and every public official both state and federal; and

WHEREAS: Family based and run ranching, farming and mining operations have private property rights established under the common law, laws and customs of the times and recognized by the courts as grants under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, in the form of water rights, possessory rights and land patents; and

WHEREAS: Inhabitants of the local, rural communities have possessory rights in the nature of non commercial use of gravel, rock , wood, plant products such as pine nuts and hunting prescriptive easements and rights of way; and

WHEREAS: These pre-existing private property rights acquired under the local, disposal and pre-emption laws were recognized by the United States in the Guadalupe-Hidalgo Treaty of 1848, promulgated by “Kearny’s Code” of September 22, 1846 and the July 25, 1866 [14 stat. 251] right of way and other purpose Act, and every public land law thereafter; and

WHEREAS: The Constitution of the United States did not grant Authority over these lands pursuant to Article I Section 8 clause 17 and the plenary powers of the United States under the territorial clause at Article IV Section 3 clause 2 vanished upon statehood of Arizona on February 14, 1912 and the relationship between the republic state of Arizona and the United States is a cooperative relationship and the Constitution of the United States and the doctrine of “Separation of Powers” is still the highest law of the land ; and

WHEREAS: The Board of County Supervisors recognizes that the United States has no police powers within the boundaries of the state of Arizona and that the Board of County Supervisors is primarily responsible for the protection of the health, safety and well being (Police Powers) of the Citizens of Greenlee County and for the customs, culture and economic vitality of the county’s ranching, farming, mining and business economic sectors, pursuant to the Tenth Amendment of the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS: The Board of County Supervisors of Greenlee County under the Home Rule Doctrine of Arizona and the police powers and the Constitution of Arizona and the Laws of Arizona and the doctrine of “Lex Loci” and the Doctrine of “Comity” has a duty to establish the proper relationship of all parties concerned; and

WHEREAS: The Board of County Supervisors of Greenlee County under the laws of Arizona shall mandate that the sheriff of Greenlee County enforce the provisions of this Ordinance and to invoke the Posse Comitatus Act (The power and force of the county) to aid him in keeping the peace; and

WHEREAS: In the event of none compliance, that the Board of County Supervisors of Greenlee County, exercise the provisions of Section 8 Accountability and report to the office of Management and Budget the none compliance thereof the parts of Executive Order number 13132; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Board of County Supervisors of Greenlee County, Arizona that this ordinance adopting Executive Order 13132 be adopted in its entirety without exception and the Executive Order 13132 by made a part of this ordinance; and

Section 1. PURPOSE

The purpose of the Greenlee County Ordinance is to establish harmony and to dispel the distrust that has been created by none compliance with federal mandates, the abuse of authority and disrespect for the laws that has affected the citizens, their properties and their liberties. It is to establish a policy of equal protection of laws both the mandates of Federal Law and mandates of State Law and enable federal agencies to fully comply with these mandates through coordination that enables the federal agencies to resolve inconsistencies between federal proposals and Greenlee County Policies. These mandates are included in the Organic Act of 1897, Taylor Grazing Act of 1934, FLPMA 1976 (90 State. 1743, Public Law 94-579) specifically Section 202(c)(9), Public Rangeland Improvement Act of 1978 Sections 4 and 8, the mandates of NEPA and to enforce Section 701 of FLPMA in regards to pre-existing rights in the nature of water, easements rights of way and possessory interests.

Section 2. COMPLIANCE WITH NEVADA OPEN MEETINGS ACT:

All meetings will conform to the requirements of the Arizona Open Meetings Act.

PASSED, APPROVED and ADOPTED during a regular Greenlee County Supervisor’s meeting on _______________, 2014

BOARD OF COUNTY SUPERVISORS
GREENLEE COUNTY, ARIZONA

ATTEST: ________________________________
David Gomez District I

_________________________ ________________________________
Clerk Ron S. Campbell District II

(seal) __________________________________
Robert Corbell District III

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 153 (Tuesday, August 10, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 43255-43259]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-20729]

Presidential Documents

Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 153 / Tuesday, August 10, 1999 /
Presidential Documents

___________________________________________________________________

Title 3–
The President

[[Page 43255]]

Executive Order 13132 of August 4, 1999

Federalism

By the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and the laws of the United States of
America, and in order to guarantee the division of
governmental responsibilities between the national
government and the States that was intended by the
Framers of the Constitution, to ensure that the
principles of federalism established by the Framers
guide the executive departments and agencies in the
formulation and implementation of policies, and to
further the policies of the Unfunded Mandates Reform
Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this order:

(a) “Policies that have federalism implications”
refers to regulations, legislative comments or proposed
legislation, and other policy statements or actions
that have substantial direct effects on the States, on
the relationship between the national government and
the States, or on the distribution of power and
responsibilities among the various levels of
government.
(b) “State” or “States” refer to the States of
the United States of America, individually or
collectively, and, where relevant, to State
governments, including units of local government and
other political subdivisions established by the States.
(c) “Agency” means any authority of the United
States that is an “agency” under 44 U.S.C. 3502(1),
other than those considered to be independent
regulatory agencies, as defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(5).
(d) “State and local officials” means elected
officials of State and local governments or their
representative national organizations.

Sec. 2. Fundamental Federalism Principles. In
formulating and implementing policies that have
federalism implications, agencies shall be guided by
the following fundamental federalism principles:

(a) Federalism is rooted in the belief that issues
that are not national in scope or significance are most
appropriately addressed by the level of government
closest to the people.
(b) The people of the States created the national
government and delegated to it enumerated governmental
powers. All other sovereign powers, save those
expressly prohibited the States by the Constitution,
are reserved to the States or to the people.
(c) The constitutional relationship among sovereign
governments, State and national, is inherent in the
very structure of the Constitution and is formalized in
and protected by the Tenth Amendment to the
Constitution.
(d) The people of the States are free, subject only
to restrictions in the Constitution itself or in
constitutionally authorized Acts of Congress, to define
the moral, political, and legal character of their
lives.
(e) The Framers recognized that the States possess
unique authorities, qualities, and abilities to meet
the needs of the people and should function as
laboratories of democracy.

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(f) The nature of our constitutional system
encourages a healthy diversity in the public policies
adopted by the people of the several States according
to their own conditions, needs, and desires. In the
search for enlightened public policy, individual States
and communities are free to experiment with a variety
of approaches to public issues. One-size-fits-all
approaches to public policy problems can inhibit the
creation of effective solutions to those problems.
(g) Acts of the national government–whether
legislative, executive, or judicial in nature–that
exceed the enumerated powers of that government under
the Constitution violate the principle of federalism
established by the Framers.
(h) Policies of the national government should
recognize the responsibility of–and should encourage
opportunities for–individuals, families,
neighborhoods, local governments, and private
associations to achieve their personal, social, and
economic objectives through cooperative effort.
(i) The national government should be deferential
to the States when taking action that affects the
policymaking discretion of the States and should act
only with the greatest caution where State or local
governments have identified uncertainties regarding the
constitutional or statutory authority of the national
government.

Sec. 3. Federalism Policymaking Criteria. In addition
to adhering to the fundamental federalism principles
set forth in section 2, agencies shall adhere, to the
extent permitted by law, to the following criteria when
formulating and implementing policies that have
federalism implications:

(a) There shall be strict adherence to
constitutional principles. Agencies shall closely
examine the constitutional and statutory authority
supporting any action that would limit the policymaking
discretion of the States and shall carefully assess the
necessity for such action. To the extent practicable,
State and local officials shall be consulted before any
such action is implemented. Executive Order 12372 of
July 14, 1982 (“Intergovernmental Review of Federal
Programs”) remains in effect for the programs and
activities to which it is applicable.
(b) National action limiting the policymaking
discretion of the States shall be taken only where
there is constitutional and statutory authority for the
action and the national activity is appropriate in
light of the presence of a problem of national
significance. Where there are significant uncertainties
as to whether national action is authorized or
appropriate, agencies shall consult with appropriate
State and local officials to determine whether Federal
objectives can be attained by other means.
(c) With respect to Federal statutes and
regulations administered by the States, the national
government shall grant the States the maximum
administrative discretion possible. Intrusive Federal
oversight of State administration is neither necessary
nor desirable.
(d) When undertaking to formulate and implement
policies that have federalism implications, agencies
shall:
L (1) encourage States to develop their own
policies to achieve program objectives and to work with
appropriate officials in other States;
L (2) where possible, defer to the States to
establish standards;
L (3) in determining whether to establish uniform
national standards, consult with appropriate State and
local officials as to the need for national standards
and any alternatives that would limit the scope of
national standards or otherwise preserve State
prerogatives and authority; and
L (4) where national standards are required by
Federal statutes, consult with appropriate State and
local officials in developing those standards.

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Sec. 4. Special Requirements for Preemption. Agencies,
in taking action that preempts State law, shall act in
strict accordance with governing law.

(a) Agencies shall construe, in regulations and
otherwise, a Federal statute to preempt State law only
where the statute contains an express preemption
provision or there is some other clear evidence that
the Congress intended preemption of State law, or where
the exercise of State authority conflicts with the
exercise of Federal authority under the Federal
statute.
(b) Where a Federal statute does not preempt State
law (as addressed in subsection (a) of this section),
agencies shall construe any authorization in the
statute for the issuance of regulations as authorizing
preemption of State law by rulemaking only when the
exercise of State authority directly conflicts with the
exercise of Federal authority under the Federal statute
or there is clear evidence to conclude that the
Congress intended the agency to have the authority to
preempt State law.
(c) Any regulatory preemption of State law shall be
restricted to the minimum level necessary to achieve
the objectives of the statute pursuant to which the
regulations are promulgated.
(d) When an agency foresees the possibility of a
conflict between State law and Federally protected
interests within its area of regulatory responsibility,
the agency shall consult, to the extent practicable,
with appropriate State and local officials in an effort
to avoid such a conflict.
(e) When an agency proposes to act through
adjudication or rulemaking to preempt State law, the
agency shall provide all affected State and local
officials notice and an opportunity for appropriate
participation in the proceedings.

Sec. 5. Special Requirements for Legislative Proposals.
Agencies shall not submit to the Congress legislation
that would:

(a) directly regulate the States in ways that would
either interfere with functions essential to the
States’ separate and independent existence or be
inconsistent with the fundamental federalism principles
in section 2;
(b) attach to Federal grants conditions that are
not reasonably related to the purpose of the grant; or
(c) preempt State law, unless preemption is
consistent with the fundamental federalism principles
set forth in section 2, and unless a clearly legitimate
national purpose, consistent with the federalism
policymaking criteria set forth in section 3, cannot
otherwise be met.

Sec. 6. Consultation.

(a) Each agency shall have an accountable process
to ensure meaningful and timely input by State and
local officials in the development of regulatory
policies that have federalism implications. Within 90
days after the effective date of this order, the head
of each agency shall designate an official with
principal responsibility for the agency’s
implementation of this order and that designated
official shall submit to the Office of Management and
Budget a description of the agency’s consultation
process.
(b) To the extent practicable and permitted by law,
no agency shall promulgate any regulation that has
federalism implications, that imposes substantial
direct compliance costs on State and local governments,
and that is not required by statute, unless:
L (1) funds necessary to pay the direct costs
incurred by the State and local governments in
complying with the regulation are provided by the
Federal Government; or
L (2) the agency, prior to the formal promulgation
of the regulation,

L (A) consulted with State and local officials early
in the process of developing the proposed
regulation;

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L (B) in a separately identified portion of the
preamble to the regulation as it is to be issued in
the Federal Register, provides to the Director of
the Office of Management and Budget a federalism
summary impact statement, which consists of a
description of the extent of the agency’s prior
consultation with State and local officials, a
summary of the nature of their concerns and the
agency’s position supporting the need to issue the
regulation, and a statement of the extent to which
the concerns of State and local officials have been
met; and

L (C) makes available to the Director of the Office
of Management and Budget any written communications
submitted to the agency by State and local
officials.

(c) To the extent practicable and permitted by law,
no agency shall promulgate any regulation that has
federalism implications and that preempts State law,
unless the agency, prior to the formal promulgation of
the regulation,
L (1) consulted with State and local officials
early in the process of developing the proposed
regulation;
L (2) in a separately identified portion of the
preamble to the regulation as it is to be issued in the
Federal Register, provides to the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget a federalism summary
impact statement, which consists of a description of
the extent of the agency’s prior consultation with
State and local officials, a summary of the nature of
their concerns and the agency’s position supporting the
need to issue the regulation, and a statement of the
extent to which the concerns of State and local
officials have been met; and
L (3) makes available to the Director of the
Office of Management and Budget any written
communications submitted to the agency by State and
local officials.

Sec. 7. Increasing Flexibility for State and Local
Waivers.

(a) Agencies shall review the processes under which
State and local governments apply for waivers of
statutory and regulatory requirements and take
appropriate steps to streamline those processes.
(b) Each agency shall, to the extent practicable
and permitted by law, consider any application by a
State for a waiver of statutory or regulatory
requirements in connection with any program
administered by that agency with a general view toward
increasing opportunities for utilizing flexible policy
approaches at the State or local level in cases in
which the proposed waiver is consistent with applicable
Federal policy objectives and is otherwise appropriate.
(c) Each agency shall, to the extent practicable
and permitted by law, render a decision upon a complete
application for a waiver within 120 days of receipt of
such application by the agency. If the application for
a waiver is not granted, the agency shall provide the
applicant with timely written notice of the decision
and the reasons therefor.
(d) This section applies only to statutory or
regulatory requirements that are discretionary and
subject to waiver by the agency.

Sec. 8. Accountability.

(a) In transmitting any draft final regulation that
has federalism implications to the Office of Management
and Budget pursuant to Executive Order 12866 of
September 30, 1993, each agency shall include a
certification from the official designated to ensure
compliance with this order stating that the
requirements of this order have been met in a
meaningful and timely manner.
(b) In transmitting proposed legislation that has
federalism implications to the Office of Management and
Budget, each agency shall include a certification from
the official designated to ensure compliance with this
order that all relevant requirements of this order have
been met.

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(c) Within 180 days after the effective date of
this order, the Director of the Office of Management
and Budget and the Assistant to the President for
Intergovernmental Affairs shall confer with State and
local officials to ensure that this order is being
properly and effectively implemented.

Sec. 9. Independent Agencies. Independent regulatory
agencies are encouraged to comply with the provisions
of this order.

Sec. 10. General Provisions.

(a) This order shall supplement but not supersede
the requirements contained in Executive Order 12372
(“Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs”),
Executive Order 12866 (“Regulatory Planning and
Review”), Executive Order 12988 (“Civil Justice
Reform”), and OMB Circular A-19.
(b) Executive Order 12612 (“Federalism”),
Executive Order 12875 (“Enhancing the
Intergovernmental Partnership”), Executive Order 13083
(“Federalism”), and Executive Order 13095
(“Suspension of Executive Order 13083”) are revoked.
(c) This order shall be effective 90 days after the
date of this order.

Sec. 11. Judicial Review. This order is intended only
to improve the internal management of the executive
branch, and is not intended to create any right or
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law
by a party against the United States, its agencies, its
officers, or any person.

(Presidential Sig.)

THE WHITE HOUSE,

August 4, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-20729
Filed 8-9-99; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

January 4, 2015

Great News, the results of voting for these bastards!!!

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , — thearizonasentinel @ 5:36 pm

Subject: Here is what happened on January 1, 2015 :

​WHO AUTHORIZED THIS ?​ Answer below….

Date: December 31, 2014 at 11:14:04 AM PST
HOLY MOLY!!
Here is what happened on Jan 1, 2015:
Top Medicare tax goes from 1.45% to 2.35%

Top Income tax bracket goes from 35% to 39.6%

Top Income payroll tax goes from 37.4% to 52.2%

Capital Gains tax goes from 15% to 28%

Dividends tax goes from 15% to 39.6%

Estate tax goes from 0% to 55%

Remember these facts:

These taxes were all passed only with Democrat votes, no Republicans voted for these taxes.

These taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act.

If you think that it is important that everyone in the U.S. should know this, pass it on. If not, then delete it.

Support the 1st and 2nd Amendments … one does not survive without the other!
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves” Abraham Lincoln.

January 2, 2015

Will Americans wake up in time, not likely! Swedes are!!

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Subject: EIGHT PICTURES TO MAKE YOU THINK

There are no words to add to this!!! But Churchill saw it coming. Read his ending comment.

Makes you think!

IRAN 1970
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AFGHANISTAN

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EGYPT (Cairo University) 1959

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EGYPT (Cairo University )

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NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 1980

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NETHERLANDS (Amsterdam) 2012

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…And some people still do not see a reason to worry!

Winston Churchill 1899. “Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world.” ===============================================================================================

This is amazing. Even more amazing is that this hasn’t been published long before now.

CHURCHILL ON ISLAM Unbelievable, but the speech below was written in 1899. (Check Wikipedia – The River War). The attached short speech from Winston Churchill, was delivered by him in 1899 when he was a young soldier and journalist. It probably sets out the current views of many, but expresses in the wonderful Churchillian turn of phrase and use of the English language, of which he was a past master. Sir Winston Churchill was, without doubt, one of the greatest men of the late19th and 20th centuries. He was a brave young soldier, a brilliant journalist, an extraordinary politician and statesman, a great war leader and British Prime Minister, to whom the Western world must be forever in his debt.

He was a prophet in his own time. He died on 24th January 1965, at the grand old age of 90 and, after a lifetime of service to his country, was accorded a State funeral. HERE IS THE SPEECH:

“How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce, and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it.

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

Sir Winston Churchill; (Source: The River War, first edition, Vol II, pages 248-250 London).

Churchill saw it coming.

Swedes are catching on !

http://www.jpost.com/International/Tensions-simmer-in-Sweden-with-third-mosque-arson-attack-in-past-eight-days-386463

December 18, 2014

One of these days , this little fella may come knocking on your door! Merry Christmas Everyone!!!!!

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December 16, 2014

This Test should be implemented in every state in America, I wonder how many members of Congress and the Supreme Court could pass it??

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , , , , , , , , , , — thearizonasentinel @ 11:12 am

No Spin Zone Bill O’Reilly voter test!

U.S. CITIZENSHIP QUIZ
Get 15 or more correct to pass!

1. Who is considered to be the “Father of Our Country”?
George Washington
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
Christopher Columbus

2. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?
George Washington
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
Christopher Columbus

3. What is the supreme law of the land?
The Executive Branch
The Constitution
The Honor System
The Bill of Rights
The Magna Carta

4. The notion of self-government is present in the first three words of the Constitution. What are the three words?
United we stand…
Give me your…
We the people…
Congress shall make…
You have the…

5. The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called…
Article One
The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
The Federalist Papers
The Preamble

6. How many amendments does the Constitution have in total?
1
10
27
50
142

7. What is one right or freedom NOT provided by the First Amendment?
speech
religion
assembly
pursuit of happiness
petition the government

8. How many U.S. senators are there and how long is a senator’s term?
50 senators; 2 years
50 senators; 6 years
100 senators; 2 years
100 senators; 6 years

9. Why do some states have more representatives than other states?
States with more people have more representatives
States with more land have more representatives
Each state has the same number of representatives
Each state’s number of representatives is random

10. What other position does the commander in chief of the military hold?
President
Vice President
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense

11. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?
Attorney General
House Majority Leader
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense

12. Which of the following is not a branch of government?
Executive
Legislative
Financial
Judicial
None of the above

13. What stops any one branch of government from becoming too powerful?
Executive Orders
The United Nations
The National Security Agency
A system of checks and balances
Journalists and the national media

14. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government, and some powers belong to the states. Which is not a power of the federal government?
print money
provide driver’s licenses
declare war
create an army
make treaties

15. Who was president during World War I?
Woodrow Wilson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George H.W. Bush

16. Who did the United States fight in World War II?
Germany
Japan
Italy
All of the above
None of the above

17. How old must a citizen be to vote for president?
16
17
18
21
25

18. What is the economic system in the United States?
Socialist
Communist
Capitalist
Mercantilist
Laissez-faire

19. Which state does not border Mexico?
California
Arizona
Nevada
New Mexico
Texas

20. Which of the following is NOT an American Indian tribe in the United States?
Cherokee
Sioux
Iroquois
Apache
Sabine

21. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax returns?
January 1
April 15
May 20
July 4
December 31

22. What is the political party of the current president?
Republican
Democrat

23. What is the capital of the United States?
Philadelphia, PA
Annapolis, MD
New York, NY
Washington, DC
Juneau, AK

24. What do the stripes on the American flag represent?
The number of signatures on the Declaration of Independence
The number of signatures on the Constitution
The original 10 colonies
The original 13 colonies
Nothing

25. Which of the following is not a federal holiday?
Memorial Day
Election Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day

Anwsers :

Your score: 0 / 25 correct Quiz Average: 19.75 correct
Incorrect 1. Who is considered to be the “Father of Our Country”?

ANSWER: George Washington
Alexander Hamilton
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
Christopher Columbus

2. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

George Washington
Alexander Hamilton
ANSWER: Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
Christopher Columbus

3. What is the supreme law of the land?

ANSWER: The Constitution

The Honor System
The Bill of Rights
The Magna Carta

4. The notion of self-government is present in the first three words of the Constitution. What are the three words?

United we stand…
Give me your…
ANSWER: We the people…
Congress shall make…
You have the…

5. The first ten amendments to the Constitution are called…

Article One
ANSWER: The Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence
The Federalist Papers
The Preamble

6. How many amendments does the Constitution have in total?

1
10
ANSWER: 27
50
142

7. What is one right or freedom NOT provided by the First Amendment?

speech
religion
assembly
ANSWER: pursuit of happiness
petition the government

8. How many U.S. senators are there and how long is a senator’s term?

50 senators; 2 years
50 senators; 6 years
100 senators; 2 years
ANSWER: 100 senators; 6 years

9. Why do some states have more representatives than other states?

ANSWER: States with more people have more representatives
States with more land have more representatives
Each state has the same number of representatives
Each state’s number of representatives is random

10. What other position does the commander in chief of the military hold?

ANSWER: President
Vice President
Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense

11. If both the president and the vice president can no longer serve, who becomes president?

Attorney General
House Majority Leader
ANSWER: Speaker of the House
Secretary of State
Secretary of Defense

12. Which of the following is not a branch of government?

Executive
Legislative
ANSWER: Financial
Judicial
None of the above

13. What stops any one branch of government from becoming too powerful?

Executive Orders
The United Nations
The National Security Agency
ANSWER: A system of checks and balances
Journalists and the national media

14. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government, and some powers belong to the states. Which is not a power of the federal government?

print money
ANSWER: provide driver’s licenses
declare war
create an army
make treaties

15. Who was president during World War I?

ANSWER: Woodrow Wilson
Lyndon B. Johnson
Richard Nixon
Franklin D. Roosevelt
George H.W. Bush

16. Who did the United States fight in World War II?

Germany
Japan
Italy
ANSWER: All of the above

17. How old must a citizen be to vote for president?

16
17
ANSWER: 18
21
25

18. What is the economic system in the United States?

Socialist
Communist
ANSWER: Capitalist
Mercantilist
Laissez-faire

19. Which state does not border Mexico?

California
Arizona
ANSWER: Nevada
New Mexico
Texas

20. Which of the following is NOT an American Indian tribe in the United States?

Cherokee
Sioux
Iroquois
Apache
ANSWER: Sabine

21. When is the last day you can send in federal income tax returns?

January 1
ANSWER: April 15
May 20
July 4
December 31

22. What is the political party of the current president?

Republican
ANSWER: Democrat

23. What is the capital of the United States?

Philadelphia, PA
Annapolis, MD
New York, NY
ANSWER: Washington, DC
Juneau, AK

24. What do the stripes on the American flag represent?

The number of signatures on the Declaration of Independence
The number of signatures on the Constitution
The original 10 colonies
ANSWER: The original 13 colonies
Nothing

25. Which of the following is not a federal holiday?

Memorial Day
ANSWER: Election Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Veterans Day

Farming by Corporations/Government, Read Animal Factories by David Kirby!

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , — thearizonasentinel @ 10:47 am

Watch: Factory Farm Whistleblower Unveils Disturbing Video
‘Sustainable’ farm conditions revealed
by Anthony Gucciardi | Infowars.com | December 7, 2014

http://www.infowars.com/watch-factory-farm-whistleblower-unveils-disturbing-video/

Does ‘sustainable’ farming really mean what you think it does? We’ve all seen the concerning images and videos depicting abused and sickly animals set for sale for the lowest possible price point, but very few have seen inside of a major ‘sustainable’ factory farm that even the USDA says passes its standard of care.

A North Carolina contractor for meat processing giant Perdue has now unveiled what truly happens behind these ‘better’ farming operations that we are made to believe are the much better option for ourselves and our families. The result: a very disturbing reminder to eat a high quality organic diet:

As a contractor for Perdue, farmer Craig Watts says he is contractually obligated to ensure that the chickens destined for your dinner table do not receive any form of sunlight or fresh air. In addition, the chickens are forced to lay not only on their own bed of feces, but feces that has accumulated for around the past year. This is because the floors are not cleaned between each import of new chickens, leading to thick layers of feces, other bodily fluids, limbs, and other items accumulating to the point where the underbellies of the chickens are worn red and their feathers are rubbed clean off. Is it any wonder that around 97% of all chicken products have been found to be tainted with harmful bacteria?

This is what millions around the world are paying for with their hard earned dollar, and it’s what major factory farms are selling off as ‘organic.’ Always remember that whenever corporations can use natural-style ‘buzz words’ to draw in customers without actually staying true to these labels, they most certainly will.

It’s up to you to purchase high quality organic items for you and your family, and to support initiatives to retake words like ‘natural’ away from corporations that would rather pay animal cruelty fines than change their practices.

Perdue farmer Craig Watts is likely in for a round of contractual lawsuits, however if Perdue is smart, they will not publicly sue Mr. Watts in order to avoid public backlash. I would expect, rather, for the company to issue a statement that Mr. Watts is in fact the individual responsible for the poor treatment, and that they are ‘evaluating’ their procedures.

December 14, 2014

Obama’s,House and Senates gift to America, fundamentaley transforming America!!

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , , , , , — thearizonasentinel @ 11:38 am

December 13, 2014

North Dakota names their dump after Obama, seems fitting!

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , , , , , — thearizonasentinel @ 4:54 pm

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Subj: North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

> > North Dakota Names Landfill After Obama

> > The state of North Dakota has named a new publicly-owned landfill after President Barack Obama.
> > In an overwhelming 35-10 vote, the state Senate advanced a bill naming a 650-acre site currently under construction after the nation’s 44th president. Governor Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign the measure into law Tuesday.
> > When completed, the Barack Obama Memorial Landfill will be the largest waste disposal site in North Dakota, and the 17th largest in the United States. It will be especially rich in toxic waste from the local petroleum and medical industries.
> > “We wanted to do something to honor the president,” says Republican State Senator Doug Perlman, who was the lead sponsor of the bill. “And I think a pile of garbage is a fitting tribute to Obama’s presidency.
> > “We originally planned on naming it after a nearby mountain. But then someone jokingly suggested we name it after Obama. I never thought an idea like that would actually pass. But I was pleasantly surprised.”
> > The president is hardly popular in North Dakota. The most recent poll in December 2013 found that Obama has a 35% approval rating in the state, although that figure may have fallen further in the year since. Yet even considering the political climate, seasoned observers are surprised that two Democratic lawmakers voted for the bill’s passage.
> > “I supported Obama because I thought he would end the wars in the Middle East;” says Allison Mitchell, a progressive Democrat from Grand Forks. “But he decided to fight new wars abroad instead of fighting for single-payer health care and jobs here at home.
> > “I guess people expected me to oppose this landfill thing because I’m a Democrat. But honestly I don’t really care anymore. Maybe this small act of protest will wake him up.”
> > Ordinary citizens in the state also seem to approve of the government’s choice.
> > “I can’t think of a better name,” says Joe Blough, a plumber from Minot. “It’s darkly colored and it’s full of shit. That pretty much sums up Obama.”

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November 25, 2014

Putin to Obama your turning America into a >

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , — thearizonasentinel @ 10:28 am

Subject: Putin to Obama: You’re turning USA into godless sewer

Whenever I forward any report on President Putin and faith (see below), I fgenerally receive at least one de rigueur comment, something like: You don’t really think Putin is a sincere Christian, do you?
I have no answer for that, not one of my own.
But the Apostle Paul had a clear response for this kind of question 2 millennia ago:
Philippians 1:15-18 — 1. It is true that some preach Christ out of envy and rivalry, but others out of goodwill. 16. The latter do so out of love, knowing that I am put here for the defense of the gospel. 17. The former preach Christ out of selfish ambition, not sincerely, supposing that they can stir up trouble for me while I am in chains. 18. But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached, and because of that I rejoice!
None of us know Putin’s true motives for gently pressuring the West to return to its Christian roots and oppose the perversion that tears at our national soul. True Christians are aware of this passage and don’t ask about Putin’s motives. They rejoice that Christ is preached and they give praise to God for his message!
Don Hank
PS: I did a Russian language search for this and could not find it anywhere. However, it is very similar to his remarks at the

http://russia-insider.com/en/politics_opinion_culture_society/2014/11/24/11-04-03am/russia_-_staunch_defender_christian_values?page=0%2C1&utm_source=Russia%20Insider%20Daily%20Headlines&utm_campaign=09704c8f9d-Russia_Insider_Daily_Headlines11_21_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c626db089c-09704c8f9d-179866425&ct=t%28Russia_Insider_Daily_Headlines11_21_2014%29

Putin to Obama: You’re Turning the USA Into a Godless Sewer

· Putin warns the morally bankrupt West, of “slipping into chaotic darkness”

· Patriarch Kirill: “We want to shout to the whole world ‘STOP!'”

Barracuda Brigade

Putin has been very consistent on this – here with Russian patriarch in 2000…

This article originally appeared at Divine Freedom Radio

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Barracuda Brigade openly and without hesitation tips our hat to Vladimir Putin.

Sir, everything you said as recorded in this report, you’re right!

To America and the free world we say the following: either we get back to the faith and values that allowed us to prosper, or we’re toast.

At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless nation.”

The law on religious sensibilities was adopted in the wake of a protest in Moscow’s largest cathedral by a female punk rock group against the Orthodox Church’s support of Mr. Putin. Kremlin-run television said the group’s “demonic” protest was funded by “some Americans.”

More than two decades on, history has come full circle, as the Kremlin and its allies in the Russian Orthodox Church hurl the same allegation at the West.

“Many Euro-Atlantic countries have moved away from their roots, including Christian values,” Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a recent keynote speech.

“Policies are being pursued that place on the same level a multi-child family and a same-sex partnership, a faith in God and a belief in Satan. This is the path to degradation.”

In his state of the nation address in mid-December, Mr. Putin also portrayed Russia as a staunch defender of “traditional values” against what he depicted as the morally bankrupt West.

Social and religious conservatism, the former KGB officer insisted, is the only way to prevent the world from slipping into “chaotic darkness.”

As part of this defense of “Christian values,” Russia has adopted a law banning “homosexual propaganda” and another that makes it a criminal offense to “insult” the religious sensibilities of believers.

The law on religious sensibilities was adopted in the wake of a protest in Moscow’s largest cathedral by a female punk rock group against the Orthodox Church’s support of Mr. Putin. Kremlin-run television said the group’s “demonic” protest was funded by “some Americans.”

Mr. Putin’s views of the West were echoed this month by Patriarch Kirill I of Moscow, the leader of the Orthodox Church, who accused Western countries of engaging in the “spiritual disarmament” of their people.

In particular, Patriarch Kirill criticized laws in several European countries that prevent believers from displaying religious symbols, including crosses on necklaces, at work.

“The general political direction of the [Western political] elite bears, without doubt, an anti-Christian and anti-religious character,” the patriarch said in comments aired on state-controlled television.

“We have been through an epoch of atheism, and we know what it is to live without God,” Patriarch Kirill said. “We want to shout to the whole world, ‘Stop!’”

“The separation of the secular and the religious is a fatal mistake by the West,” the Rev. Chaplin said. “It is a monstrous phenomenon that has occurred only in Western civilization and will kill the West, both politically and morally.”

The Kremlin’s encouragement of traditional values has sparked a rise in Orthodox vigilantism. Fringe groups such as the Union of Orthodox Banner Bearers, an ultraconservative movement whose slogan is “Orthodoxy or Death,” are gaining prominence.

Patriarch Kirill has honored the group’s leader, openly anti-Semitic monarchist Leonid Simonovich, for his services to the Orthodox Church. The Banner Bearers, who dress in black paramilitary uniforms festooned with skulls, regularly confront gay and liberal activists on the streets of Moscow.

Although Mr. Putin has never made a secret of what he says is his deep Christian faith, his first decade in power was largely free of overtly religious rhetoric. Little or no attempt was made to impose a set of values on Russians or lecture to the West on morals.

However, since his inauguration for a third presidential term in May 2012, the increasingly authoritarian leader has sought to reach out to Russia’s conservative, xenophobic heartland for support.

It has proved a rich hunting ground.

“Western values, from liberalism to the recognition of the rights of sexual minorities, from Catholicism and Protestantism to comfortable jails for murderers, provoke in us suspicion, astonishment and alienation,” Yevgeny Bazhanov, rector of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s diplomatic academy, wrote in a recent essay.

Analysts suggest that Mr. Putin’s shift to ultraconservatism and anti-West rhetoric was triggered by mass protests against his rule that rocked Russia in 2011 and 2012. The unprecedented show of dissent was led mainly by educated, urban Muscovites — many with undisguised pro-Western sympathies.

“This is the government’s response to modernized Russians becoming more defiant and independent,” said Maria Lipman, an analyst with the Moscow-based Carnegie Center. “The government is pitting the conservative majority against the liberal minority. As a result, raging anti-Western ideology has now turned into something that is almost a state ideology.”

Ms. Lipman, however, suggested that Mr. Putin may be wary of expressing too much support for the Orthodox Church — “a symbol of Russian statehood” — lest it someday challenge his authority.

Some 70 percent of Russians define themselves as Orthodox Christians in opinion polls, and opposition figures in the past have called on the church to play a mediating role between the Kremlin and protesters.

“Because of Putin’s shift to conservatism, the church may feel more emboldened,” Ms. Lipman said. “So Putin does not overemphasize the church in speeches, preferring to concentrate on talk of traditional values. He is wary of boosting its support even higher.”

Pastor Lee S Gliddon Jr
God’s Word Christian Ministry
Conservative Patriot http://conpats.blogspot.com

November 20, 2014

The Cooking of Humanity,

Filed under: My Posts — Tags: , , , , , — thearizonasentinel @ 2:26 pm

We are running out of water, in America, why? Overpopulation due to illegal immigration!

Do the math: 50-60 million illegal aliens , using minimum of 20 gallons of water per day. You’ll wake up when your taps are dry!!!

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Multiple Ways of Assessing Threats to Water: Supply-Side and Demand-Side Problems

Newsweek cover, 2010: echoing famous T. Boone Pickens quote
There are both supply-side threats and demand-side threats to water necessary to meet human needs; as T. Boone Pickens has been quoted as saying, “Water is the new oil”
One supply-side threat arises from instances in which we are withdrawing freshwater from surface water sources and groundwater aquifers at rates faster than replenishment or recharge
Another supply-side problem is that even if there is enough water, it is not water that is good enough to meet human needs; much of the world’s fresh water is being degraded
Still another supply-side problem is the fact that distinct from physical water scarcity, there is economic scarcity for the global poor
One demand-side concern arises from the fact of an increasing number of people on the planet
Another demand-side problem is that high-demand users sometimes are geographically concentrated in regions that cannot sustain demand levels
Still another demand-side problem arises from technologies that waste more water than alternative technologies
A fourth set of demand-side problems is that demand is often insufficiently restrained because of inadequate price mechanisms and outdated legal rules that set few limits on excessive use

For some detailed general news coverage of water issues, see the 2010 Newsweek story (cover shown in the graphic above), as well as a special issue of National Geographic Magazine in 2010 devoted to a wide range of water issues.
FAO Video: Water 101 – Global Water Scarcity Trends:
By 2025, 1.8 billion people will experience absolute water scarcity, and 2/3 of the world will be living under water-stressed conditions
Scarcity can take two forms: there is an important distinction drawn in this discussion between Physical Water Scarcity and Economic Water Scarcity
By 2030, almost half the world will live under conditions of high water stress

For a great source for more details regarding the causes and projected consequences of the global water crisis, see the UN Water’s 2011 Policy Brief.

Some Basics of Water Availability: Saltwater, Freshwater, Groundwater, and Surface Water

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One of the more frequently cited statistics in discussions of water availability is the fact that only around 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater. The overwhelming amount of water is saline or salt water, mostly found in the oceans.

Of the 2.5% of freshwater available for the support of human life, agriculture, and most forms of non-ocean life, 30.1% is groundwater. Groundwater is the water stored deep beneath the Earth’s surface in underground aquifers. Another 68.6% of all freshwater is stored in glaciers and polar caps. That leaves only 1.3% of the total freshwater on Earth is in surface water sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams. But it is surface water humans and other species rely upon for their biological needs.

Even the bulk of surface water on Earth is found in snow and ice – approximately 73.1%. Surface water found in lakes, rivers and streams accounts for just over another 20%.

And yet, when we (humans) think about our needs for water we spend most of our time thinking about the surface water found in lakes and rivers and the vast watersheds within which they and their tributaries are found. It is on the basis of a consideration of such a narrow set of all freshwater resources that we plan the location of our cities, derive most of our drinking water, build waterways for transporting people and goods, pipe vast quantities very long distances for agricultural purposes (e.g., from Lake Mead to the California Central Valley), and worry most focally about whenever we do pause to worry about water pollution and water-related environmental degradation.

Graphic Source: Igor Shiklomanov’s chapter “World fresh water resources” in Peter H. Gleick (editor), 1993, Water in Crisis: A Guide to the World’s Fresh Water Resources (Oxford University Press, New York). A detailed discussion of these and many more elementary aspects of the hydrologic cycle can be found at the website for the US Geological Service, where this graphic was found.
Ground Water and Two Big Threats from the Disruption of the Hydrologic Cycle

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Groundwater is the hidden resource behind what is visible in any ordinary landscape. Groundwater located in shallow and deep aquifers feeds the lakes and streams. Rainwater infiltrates the subsoil and replenishes groundwater supplies. Just how much replenishment of aquifers within the normal operation of the hydrologic cycle depends on a number of variables. Some precipitation evaporates, especially under arid and hot conditions. Some water flows into streams and rivers but does not infiltrate deeply. It becomes runoff that moves directly into the ocean, taking a greater part of the available water from the hydrologic cycle that might have remained within the stock of available freshwater.

Two major sources of disruption of the hydrological cycle are warming produced by climate change and features of the “built environment” that induce more runoff.
When climate change results in hotter, more arid surface conditions it prevents both infiltration needed for replenishment of deep reserves and reduces the surface water available for immediate uses such as agriculture or filling reservoirs for drinking water.
Changes in the built environment, such as the creation of mass concentrations of “hardscape” – asphalt and concrete – as well as the destruction of watershed timberlands, marshes, and wetlands, ease the path for more rapid runoff such that more rainfall end up going straight to the sea.
FAO Map of Current Sites of Physical and Economic Water Scarcity

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Things are changing globally. On the one hand, there is good news. As the discusion below on the 7th Millenium Goal indicates, fewer people globally lack access to potable water than they did 30 years ago. Indeed, the percentage was cut in half. On the other hand, long term trends are not encouraging.
Among the important facts emphasized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) are these two:
Water use has been growing at more than the rate twice of population increase in the last century.
By 2025, 1.8 Billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world population could be under stress conditions.
The map on your right and its included commentary tells a more complex story. For more information from the FAO’s collected research on the global status and usage patterns of water see the FAO’s Water webpage.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UN-Water
Progress Toward Millennium Development Goal 7: halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation

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The most recent WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) biennial report on the progress towards the drinking-water and sanitation target under Millennium Development Goal 7 – halving the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation between 1990 and 2015 – . was met in 2010, five years ahead of schedule. However, an estimated 780 million still lacked safe drinking water in 2010, and the world is unlikely to meet the MDG sanitation target.

While there is much good news in this 2012 report, the fact remains that severe water stress affecting 1/3 of the world’s population is expected to double to 2/3 by 2025. (See FAO data above in their Water 101 video and the other trend projection maps above).
It’s Important to Know Where Rates of Use Will Exceed Rates of Recharge

Some key facts and projections are available from the UNWater.org webpage where important statistics and maps from various sources are collected:
Water withdrawals are predicted to increase by 50 percent by 2025 in developing countries, and 18 per cent in developed countries. (Source: Global Environment Outlook: environment for development (GEO-4) )
Over 1.4 billion people currently live in river basins where the use of water exceeds minimum recharge levels, leading to the desiccation of rivers and depletion of groundwater. (Source: Human Development Report 2006)
In 60 percent of European cities with more than 100,000 people, groundwater is being used at a faster rate than it can be replenished. (Source: World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD))
The role of agriculture, both as a source of groundwater depletion due to water-intensity farming and animal husbandry techniques and as an object of special concern as water access becomes more difficult in some regions, will be an important part of the evolving global story about water resource supply and distribution.
Climate Change Will Disproportionately Affect Regions that Depend on Rainwater for Agriculture

The consensus is that there will be more or less the same aggregate available water resources in 2050 as there was in 2007, but there will be far more people on the planet. As the maps projecting through 2025 indicate, the reduced availability of freshwater for all uses will not be distributed equally across the globe.

The main areas to face greater losses are the Equatorial regions, which are already among the most water stressed areas. These areas tend to be the parts of the world most dependent on rainfall rather than irrigation as the basis for agriculture. Rain dependent agricultural areas are at much greater risk of crop failure. They are among the least productive farmlands in the world. According to the FAO, irrigation increases yields of most crops by 100 to 400 percent, and irrigated agriculture currently contributes to 40 percent of the world’s food production. The hottest, driest regions of the world, then, are already at a significant disadvantage in the efforts to meet their own food needs, but even as early as 2020, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicts yields from rain-dependent agriculture could be down by 50 percent. (Source: Unwater.org).
Map of Projected Physical and Economic Water Scarcity in 2025

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Discussions of water scarcity, water stress, or other ways of accounting for future challenges are not as straightforward as they might appear. The distinction between economic and physical scarcity is one important factor to keep in mind. Here are some other important observations by Frank R. Rijsberman of the International Water Management Institute:
“What is water scarcity? When an individual does not have access to safe and affordable water to satisfy her or his needs for drinking, washing or their livelihoods we call that person water insecure. When a large number of people in an area are water insecure for a significant period of time, then we can call that area water scarce. It is important to note, however, that there is no commonly accepted definition of water scarcity. Whether an area qualifies as “water scarce” depends on, for instance: a) how people’s needs are defined – and whether the needs of the environment, the water for nature, are taken into account in that definition; b) what fraction of the resource is made available, or could be made available, to satisfy these needs; c) the temporal and spatial scales used to define scarcity.”

You can read his intriguing and illuminating paper, “Water Scarcity: Fact or Fiction?” from the website of the 4th International Crop Science Congress

Another Map Showing Additional Information Regarding Vulnerabilities

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The UN’s website on the global water outlook makes the following two claims:
“Water scarcity is among the main problems to be faced by many societies and the World in the XXIst century. Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and, although there is no global water scarcity as such, an increasing number of regions are chronically short of water.”
“Water scarcity is both a natural and a human-made phenomenon. There is enough freshwater on the planet for six billion people but it is distributed unevenly and too much of it is wasted, polluted and unsustainably managed.”

Source: Vital Water Graphics. UNEP
Global Trends in Groundwater Depletion

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A 2012 study of global groundwater depletion published in Nature demonstrates how some of the planet’s largest underground aquifers are now being depleted by irrigation and other uses faster than they can be replenished by rainwater. The Abstract of the paper, “Water balance of global aquifers revealed by groundwater footprint,” summarizes the key finding:

“Most assessments of global water resources have focused on surface water, but unsustainable depletion of groundwater has recently been documented on both regional and global scales. It remains unclear how the rate of global groundwater depletion compares to the rate of natural renewal and the supply needed to support ecosystems. Here we define the groundwater footprint (the area required to sustain groundwater use and groundwater-dependent ecosystem services) and show that humans are overexploiting groundwater in many large aquifers that are critical to agriculture, especially in Asia and North America. We estimate that the size of the global groundwater footprint is currently about 3.5 times the actual area of aquifers and that about 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater resources and/or groundwater-dependent ecosystems are under threat. That said, 80 per cent of aquifers have a groundwater footprint that is less than their area, meaning that the net global value is driven by a few heavily overexploited aquifers.”

The map compares the usage footprint in each of these key areas with the actual rainfall the aquifer gets. The orange and red areas are areas of overexploitation, while the blue areas show where there is more rainfall replenishment than water uptake by humans.
Where Does All the Water Go?

Our modern industrial system of agriculture poses still further challenges both because of its impact on our ability to meet our needs for freshwater and because it is in itself an increasingly carbon-intensive enterprise. The use of fertilizers and pesticides that has been largely responsible for the massive increase in yield per acre since WWII, but it requires far more water per acre than traditional forms of agriculture.

The FAO estimates that 70% of the world’s water is used for agricultural purposes. The graphic on the right shows that it takes approximately 15,000 litres of water to produce one kilogram of meat. That compares to approximately 1,500 litres to produce a kilogram of wheat. Approximately 3,000 litres per day are needed to satisfy a person’s daily nutritional needs – that estimate, of course, depends on the foods that are used to meet those needs.

One recent study suggests that in some places energy production may be overtaking agriculture as the primary user of water. Burning Our Rivers: The Water Footprint of Electricity, a 2012 report by River Network attempts to summarize what is known about the water footprint of various modes of electrical power production. Here are some of their findings in the US setting. One striking conclusion is that in the US “electricity production by coal, nuclear and natural gas power plants is the fastest-growing use of freshwater in the U.S., accounting for more than about ½ of all fresh, surface water withdrawals from rivers and lakes. This is more than any other economic sector, including agriculture.”
“VIrtual Water” Adjustments to National Per Capita Water Footprint Estimates

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A 2012 study by Hoekstra and Mekonnen takes a comprehensive look at the global water footprint (WF) by nations. It examines first the consumptive use of rainwater (green WF) and ground and surface water (blue WF) and volumes of water polluted (gray WF). Among the findings of the study, are estimates of the largest components of water consumption: e.g., “cereal products gives the largest contribution to the WF of the average consumer (27%), followed by meat (22%) and milk products (7%). The volume and pattern of consumption and the WF per ton of product of the products consumed are the main factors determining the WF of a consumer.”

But one of the key points made in the study is that the national average per capita WF can be estimated from both a production and consumption perspective. The difference lies in the fact that international “virtual water” flows are estimated based on trade in agricultural and industrial commodities. About one-fifth of the global WF involves production for export. The graphic from the paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), provides a spatial analysis of water consumption and pollution based on worldwide trade indicators, demographic data and water-usage statistics.

The significance of virtual water cannot be underemphasized. Some countries assessed from a water production perspective initially apear to use less water per capita, but that number increases once virtual water is included, for example the water consumed in one nation but “produced” in another nation and exported in the form of agricultural products. As the authors note, “The study illustrates the global dimension of water consumption and pollution by showing that several countries heavily rely on foreign water resources and that many countries have significant impacts on water consumption and pollution elsewhere.” So, for example, a significant amount of the water consumption that would show up in China’s column, if data are not adjusted to reflect the ultimate locus of consumption, shows up in the US column once the adjustment is made for virtual water. In effect, some countries “offshore” water overdraft and pollution by consuming products from international trade.
The Components of the Water Footprint and the Impact of Biofuels

The way we measure the water footprint of various crops depends on certain assumptions regarding what it actually means when we say some crop requires some amount of water. Not all agricultural uses of water are created equal. Some uses badly degrade the water while others do little or no enduring damage. A study of the impact on water from 12 biofuels reveals some significant differences among them.

The authors of the study draw an important set of distinctions among three types of water footprint (WF):

“The WF consists of 3 components: the green WF, the blue WF, and the gray WF. The green WF refers to rainwater that evaporated during production, mainly during crop growth. The blue WF refers to surface and groundwater for irrigation evaporated during crop growth. The gray WF is the volume of water that becomes polluted during production, defined as the amount of water needed to dilute pollutants discharged into the natural water system to the extent that the quality of the ambient water remains above agreed water quality standards.”

The chart from the paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows the comparative blue and green water impact of the major biofuels in global production. The results of the study are reported in cubic meters per giga-Joule of energy produced (m3/GJ). In more familiar terms, a liter of ethanol made from sugar beets uses “just” 1,400 litres of water, while rapeseed or soya required 14,000 liters of water to make just one liter of biodiesel.

Studies of US biofuel water footprints yield results in line with the global weighted averages reported in the National Academy study, but an important benchmark for comparison is how they stack up against biofuels grown in the US. For example, a 2010 study in Biofuels estimated the water requirements for various feedstocks range from approximately 500 to 2000 liters of water per liter of ethanol (corn-based) produced compared to approximately 1000 to 4000 liters of water for soybeans per ethanol-equivalent liter of biodiesel produced.

For purposes of comparison, The FAO estimates that on average globally it takes approximately 15,000 liters of water to produce one kilogram of meat. That compares to approximately 1,500 liters to produce a kilogram of wheat.

Water.org: A Source for Key Water Facts

Water.org is a nonprofit organization devoted to providing equitable access to safe water and sanitation throughout the developing world. Its featured projects span three continents from Haiti to Ethiopia to India, focusing on improving livelihoods for the poorest, most marginalized communities. These projects follow a time-tested formula based on community ownership, appropriate technology, and measurement of results. Of particular interest is the WaterCredit program, which seeks to utilize microfinance as a tool towards greater improvements in water and sanitation.

As an educational tool, Water.org provides an overarching analysis of water facts that outline the global crisis, including a more specific focus on the special status and considerations for women in affected societies. The website also boasts visually-striking breakdowns of water facts related to children, disease, and economics, among other topics. The site also provides a very useful list of other web resources.
Madison Powers
powersm@georgetown.edu
Updated 11/16/14

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