Sunday, August 21, 2011

Observations From the Back Row: 8-21-11

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“De Omnibus Dubitandum”
Everthing we are told should bear some resemblance to what we see going on in reality!
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Quote of the Day

I am the world's formost expert on IPM in structural pest control. Why? Because there is no such thing as IPM in structural pest control. IPM is an agricultural concept based on threshold limits, and therefore threshold limits is the logical foundation for IPM in agriculture.

Since clearly threshold limits can't be the logical foundation in structural pest control, then we must ask; what is the logical foundation for IPM in structural pest control?   There is none. If there is no logical foundation it doesn't exist. - Rich Kozlovich
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Corporate Social Responsibility
Why Private Industry Keeps Telling Us to “Go Green”

I’ve sounded the alarm over the dangers of Sustainable Development and the agenda for top-down control through what proponents call the “Three Es,” which includes the Environment, the Economy, and Social Equity. A fourth rail to imposing Agenda 21 is called Corporate Social Responsibility. It is the direct result of the merging of the Three Es. CSR is the map to understanding why corporations are actively promoting the “green” agenda – even to the detriment of their own business.
Picture, if you will, an Isosceles triangle. And label each point: 1.Government Power 2. Corporate Money 3. NGOs Agenda
The truth is, corporations aren’t always willing players in the partnerships – neither is government, for that matter. Many times both are answering to pressure from activists with a specific agenda. Those activists come in the form of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs). They are determined, dedicated and radical. They mean business and they have the means to force their will on companies. It’s almost masochistic to watch how they treat companies…..But something much more sinister has control over the force of corporate social responsibility. As Niger Innis, president of the Congress on Racial Equality, points out, the ideological environmental movement is a powerful $4 billion-a-year U.S. industry. On the international level it’s an $8 billion-a-year gorilla…………

Social Responsibility. It isn’t responsible at all. And it’s not very corporate. It’s enforcement of a political agenda. Many times these issues begin with what appears to be completely absurd press releases by obscure fringe groups. But businesses must not ignore the source of their rants. Once they begin to give sanction to small demands in an attempt to put on a good face – the bar will be continually raised until the business becomes merely a tool for a political agenda that is in direct opposition to their ability to stay in business as the mantra of “Go Green” results in higher prices, sacrifice and fewer choices for consumers.

My Take - For many years I have been saying that Integrated Pest Management (IPM) was nothing more than a Trojan Horse to the pest control industry. Now we have Green Pest Management (GPM) which is even more insane than IPM. What happened? The bar was raised.

Now we hear the terms, Deep Integrated Pest Management or Real Integrated Pest Management, and other nonsensical terms like Organic Pest Control, that are nothing more than a back door attempts to eliminate pesticides by insane NGO's. This article outlines how the green movement is an 8 billion dollar a year gorilla in the room. I don't know how big it really is, but a number of years ago I read that worldwide they have a yearly financial standing greater than sixty of the world's nations, and that they were so big that no trade association could possibly stand against them financially. I believe that. I also believe that the internet can change that.

What I find hard to believe is that trade associations still refuse to attack them at every level by educating the public with the facts and the consequences of the green movement. This is a war with battles being conducted at two levels. The first battle is a battle of facts. We win that, and we always have. The second battle is the battle of emotion. They win that, and they always have. In order to win we must win the battle of facts and the battle of emotion because emotion will win out over facts every time.

We need to make it clear that dystopia follows the green movement like the plague follows rats. That wins the battle of facts and the battle of emotion. When we start to do this the war will be won. It will never be over entirely because they are like barbarians hiding in the woods waiting to spring out and attack at every opportunity. But civilization exists because we recognize that we must man the wall against the barbarians.  We only fail when we refuse to remember that in a war between barbarians and wimps the barbarians will win every time. However, the biggest concern of them all are the fifth columnists within the pest control industry. For from within the walls they undermine all that needs to be done in order to defend the walls against the barbarian hordes. 



I ran this in 2009 but it has been hit a lot lately and I think it is worth running once again.  RK

In 1989 the American Council on Science and Health (ACSH) released a documentary called, Big Fears, Little Risks. This was very well received by the pesticide application, distribution and manufacturing industries. Back in those days I always “knew” where our industry stood. We “knew” that what we did was saving lives and protecting property with pesticides. Overall, people in agricultural “knew” that they were saving lives by feeding the world by growing and protecting their crops with herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and chemical fertilizers. We “knew” that the activists were wrong and needed to be stood up to and needed to be challenged. Somehow that has all changed. It was subtle and insidious, but greenies now infest our industries, and many times in positions of responsibility.......To go to the download page, click here and click the title - Big Fears, Little Risks and then follow the directions.


One rarely hears of it. Few elected officials raise an eyebrow. The media makes no mention of it. But power is slowly slipping away from our elected representatives. In much the same way Mao Tse-tung had his Red Guards, so the UN has its NGOs They may well be your masters of tomorrow, and you don’t even know who or what they are.   There are, in fact, two parallel, complimentary forces operating in the world, working together to advance the global Sustainable Development agenda, ultimately heading toward UN global governance. Those two forces are the UN itself and non-governmental organizations (NGOs.)......Should a community or state refuse to participate “voluntarily,” local chapters of the NGOs are trained to go into action. They begin to pressure city councils or county commissioners to accept the grants and implement the policy. Should they meet resistance, they begin to issue news releases telling the community their elected officials are losing millions of dollars for the community. The pressure continues until the grant is finally taken and the policy becomes local law. Americans must begin to understand that the debate over environmental issues have very little to do with clean water and air and much more to do with the establishment of power. NGOs are gaining it, locally elected officials are losing it, as the structure of American government changes to accommodate the private agendas of NGOs.




 The U.S. Department of Agriculture is paying $112 million in tax money to farmers and ranchers in 11 Western states to restore the habitat of the Sage Grouse, a bird that has not been listed as either threatened or endangered under the federal Endangered Species law because the government says there are too many of them.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced last week that the USDA would dedicate $21.8 million to pay eligible ranchers and farmers in the state of Wyoming to encourage conservation practices that preserve the numbers of Sage Grouse.......in the past two years, we’ve committed $112 million to this Sage Grouse Initiative in 11 states, using five separate programs.”  The money is being paid to landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program, Wetlands Reserve Program, Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program and the Grassland Reserve Program.


"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes, and ships, and sealing wax -
Of cabbages and kings,
And why the sea is boiling hot,
And whether pigs have wings."

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