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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Oakland A's rain delay before game v Minnesota Twins also a 'sewage' delay, third sewage incident at A's Stadium this year. City and County of Oakland owns and maintains A's stadium














9/21/13, Grounds crew pushes water off the infield tarp in Oakland, Calif. before a baseball game between the Minnesota Twins and Oakland Athletics," ap















9/21/13, Ground crews in Oakland, Ca. during rain delay, ap

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9/21/13, "On A’s potential clinch day, rain at Coliseum, sewage in coaches room," SF Chronicle, Susan Slusser

"The rain has abated here at the Coliseum, but its aftereffects are still being felt: The game has been delayed for at least 45 minutes and probably more because of standing water on the field and flooded dugouts. ...

There is no sewage in the dugouts – you do always have to ask here but because of backups in the pipes because of rain runoff, the bathrooom/shower area in the A’s coaches’ room has flooded with sewage.  
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This is the third sewage incident at the Coliseum this year, if you’re keeping track.

“It’s flowing like lava,” catcher Kurt Suzuki said. “The sound it makes is amazing.”
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At one point, sewage was flowing out of the faucets, Suzuki said. One A’s employee, who says this has happened before when it rains because the drainoff pipes and the coaches’ room pipes cross, says it sounds like the plumbing is “possessed” when sewage starts coming back up. “Glub, glub, glub,” he said.
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“This is bad,” coach Mike Gallego said, shaking his head. There were many jokes by the other coaches about trying to save the diminutive Gallego from drowning.
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As a reminder: This is not the A’s building, they are tenants. It’s the city and county who are responsible for the infrastructure here. Also,  the playing field is 22 feet below sea level."...

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9/21/13, Susan Slusser @susanslusser
 
"For those wondering why this doesn't happen w/ Raiders, it does: A's coaches room always floods w/ hard rain. Raiders are on different level."

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'Occupy' damage in Oakland cost the already financially strapped city over $5 million just between Oct. 2011 and Jan. 2012:

1/30/12, "Oakland Tries To Recover From Weekend ‘Occupy’ Damage," SanFrancisco.cbslocal.com

"(Oakland Mayor) Quan took reporters through City Hall on Sunday, pointing to walls where “offensive” and “obscene” graffiti had already been painted over and other areas of garbage, vandalism and destruction that she said had been left by protesters.

Quan said that vandalism related to Occupy Oakland has already cost the financially-strapped city $2 million, and that occupy-related activities have cost more than $5 million since October....

Oakland, with a population of about 420,000, has a long and sometimes violent history of activism dating back to the mid-1960s with the founding of the militant Black Panther Party and later for its anti-war protests."...

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Oakland is a 'Green' success, meaning it's uninhabitable for civil society. A true "Green" city is one that allows 'caring' CO2 terror profiteers to get between taxpaying citizens and their government to form new, 'smarter' 'regional' governments in which citizens won't have to worry about anything because it will all be decided by the 'smart' green people.

Oakland, Ca. is an ICLEI "Green Town"

"ICLEI Member - Oakland, CA."


Contact Info

Name: Ronald V. Dellums
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 3rd Floor

About "ICLEI-Creating Climate Awareness"

"ICLEI-Creating Climate Awareness and Support to Local Governments Committed to Sustainability
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Read more about "ICLEI-Creating Climate Awareness""

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1/29/12, "300 Occupy Oakland protesters arrested after clash with California cops," AP via NY Daily News

""These demonstrators stated their intention was to provoke officers and engage in illegal activity and that's exactly what has occurred today," Santana said.

The group assembled outside City Hall late Saturday morning and marched through the streets, disrupting traffic as they threatened to take over the vacant Henry Kaiser Convention Center.

.The protesters walked to the vacant convention center, where some started tearing down perimeter fencing and "destroying construction equipment" shortly before 3 p.m., police said.

Police said they issued a dispersal order and used smoke and tear gas after some protesters pelted them with bottles, rocks, burning flares and other objects....

Quan said that at one point, many forced their way into City Hall, where they burned flags, broke an electrical box and damaged several art structures, including a recycled art exhibit created by children....

Oakland Councilman Ignacio De La Fuente, echoed Reid's sentiments and said that what was going on amounts to "domestic terrorism."...
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The demonstration comes after Occupy protesters said earlier this week that they planned to move into a vacant building and turn it into a social center and political hub. They also threatened to try to shut down the port, occupy the airport and take over City Hall."...

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Oakland Occupy throws bottles of urine:

2/5/12, "No Arrests at Oakland Occupy Protest," nbcbayarea.com

"Police said that the only incident reported was that before the march left Frank Ogawa Plaza, several masked protesters hurled bottles of what was believed to be urine at media parked on 14th Street....


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11/3/11, "(NY) Times Downplays Occupy Oakland Destruction; Will Violence Show Up in Print?" MRC

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 Behind the Green Mask

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Would that $2.8 billion taxpayer dollars were just a 'conspiracy theory:'

The US Mayors Climate group received a $2.8 billion grant from the 2009 Obama stimulus. The Mayor's Climate group is a partnership with ICLEI. ICLEI assists in "planning and implementing" the spending of the billions (for "very reasonable fees"). ICLEI "Enhanced Services" offers to help cities "institutionalize" financing, (ie, arrange permanent flows of chump taxpayer dollars). It suggests setting up a permanent "Energy Office" with the stimulus money, and ICLEI will help you do this for "an easy hourly rate." Mayors website announces the $2.8 billion award:

US Conference of Mayors website, usmayors.org, 2009

"Mayors Leading the Way on Climate Protection"

"This is one of many reasons why 1,060 mayors continue to join The U.S. Conference of Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement, vowing to reduce carbon emissions in their cities below 1990 levels, in line with the Kyoto Protocol....

Under the leadership of The Conference, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) Program was conceived, making it possible for the first time in U.S. history, for cities, counties and states to receive grants specifically to fund energy-efficiency projects. This program was a top priority of the Mayors' 10-Point Plan and the Mayors' MainStreet Recovery Program. The Obama Administration earlier this year, acted to distribute $2.8 billion for EECBG, included in the Recovery Package (ARRA), which will benefit hundreds of U.S. cities."


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In the Mayors/ICLEI agreement, the terms "climate disruption" and "global warming pollution" (p. 35 et al.) are used interchangeably. US Mayoral signers accept that the UN IPCC is the world's "most respected" authority on climate issues, and has found "climate disruption" is real, caused by humans, (p. 35) and can be alleviated by purchase of tradeable "green tags" (p. 36) among other things. Mayors agree to work with ICLEI (page 36), which acts as a "bridge between local governments and UN processes." (subhead, "What is ICLEI's international role?"):
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p. 35, "US Mayors' Climate Protection Agreement" (also known as Climate Action Handbook)
 
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"ICLEI Enhanced Services," icleiusa.org/action-center-financing
 
"ICLEI USA now offers higher levels of support to help local government members apply for economic recovery funds and develop their implementation strategies. These services are available only to ICLEI members and for very reasonable fees. To sign up or learn more about any of these offerings, including fees, contact a staff liaison in your ICLEI regional office.

 
EECBG Assistance ICLEI offers a range of services to help your jurisdiction plan for and implement highly-effective Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EECBG) programs.

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy Assistance
 
For local governments that received planning funds as the first phase of their EECBG allocation.  ICLEI can help you create an effective Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy (EECS) for submittal to DOE for the release of the rest of your funding.
 
NEW: Custom Implementation Strategy for Revolving Energy Funds ICLEI can help your government put in place a financially-sustainable revolving loan fund that supports your energy efficiency and climate protection goals.  This work helps you sort through legal and organizational issues to arrive at a clear roadmap for implementing your loan fund.
Energy Office Initiative

ICLEI’s Energy Office Initiative is
a great resource for local governments seeking 
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to institutionalize financing
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and policy mechanisms that support energy efficiency. EECBG funds are a great source of seed capital to get an Energy Office up and running. NEW: Consult with ICLEI's Energy Office Director with  
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an easy hourly rate.
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Re: "Green tags" suggested in Mayors Climate Action Agreement, sold by US gov.:

"Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs)," US Dept. of Energy

"Renewable energy certificates (RECs), also known as renewable energy credits, green certificates, green tags, or tradeable renewable certificates, represent the environmental attributes of the power produced from renewable energy projects and are sold separate from commodity electricity. Customers can buy green certificates whether or not they have access to green power through their local utility or a competitive electricity marketer. And they can purchase green certificates without having to switch electricity suppliers.
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"ICLEI acts as a bridge between local governments and UN processes." (subhead, 'What is ICLEI's international role?')..."It's first global programs were Local Agenda 21."

"FAQ: ICLEI, the United Nations, and Agenda 21"

2nd subhead

"What does ICLEI do:

ICLEI "works to help local governments achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gas emissions." 

4th subhead

"What is ICLEI’s international role?"

"Working with elected officials, ICLEI's World Secretariat helps voice local government needs and priorities during international negotiations and agreements that will effect local governments, such as the U.N. climate negotiations and the upcoming Rio+20 summit.

ICLEI is one of many NGOs recognized by the U.N. to provide input into these processes. ICLEI is the "Local Authority Major Group Co-Organizing Partner" for Rio+20 and the "Local Government and Municipal Authority Focal Point" for UNFCCC climate change negotiations."...

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ICLEI convened its first World Congress in 1990 at UN HQ in NY:

"By 2050, a third of all humans will be living in cities," iclei.org/iclei-global 

subhead, "Our Development"

"ICLEI was founded in 1990 by 200 local governments from 43 countries who convened for the first World Congress of Local Governments for a Sustainable Future at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Operations started in 1991 at the World Secretariat in Toronto, Canada, and the European Secretariat in Freiburg, Germany. 

ICLEI’s first global programs were Local Agenda 21, a program promoting participatory governance and local sustainable development planning, and Cities for Climate Protection™ (CCP), the world’s first and largest program supporting cities in climate action planning using a five milestone process including greenhouse gas emissions inventories to systematically reduce emissions. ICLEI’s programs and campaigns looked beyond mere environmental aspects and embraced wider sustainability issues. The ICLEI Council acknowledged this and formally broadened the mandate of the association in 2003, renaming the association ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability."

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ICLEI assisted in formulating Agenda 21 in 1992:

"What is ICLEI's relationship to Agenda 21?"

"At the Earth Summit (in 1992), national governments, including the United States under the Bush Administration, negotiated and wrote Agenda 21....

In this context, ICLEI served the role of technical representative for a range of local government organizations....ICLEI took input from these organizations regarding their key positions in areas pertinent to local government, such as urban development, water resources, and waste management, and presented these positions to UN representatives and national government representatives, who included them into the final text.

The State Department representatives of the Bush Administration encouraged local governments and ICLEI to provide input so that Agenda 21 reflected local realities.

ICLEI’s view was that the only way to sensibly pursue more sustainable development was to fully engage the citizens and stakeholders of cities and local communities in defining their own plans for development."...

"ICLEI USA is the leading membership association of cities and counties committed to climate action, clean energy, and sustainability."...(text from sidebar)

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"ICLEI GLOBAL-A World Movement:"

"ICLEI USA is part of an international organization that operates 13 offices on 7 continents. The ICLEI global network works on clean energy, climate protection, biodiversity, sustainable procurement and water issues."

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Origin of Mayors Climate group:

"U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement"

"On February 16, 2005 the Kyoto Protocol, the international agreement to address climate disruption, became law for the 141 countries that have ratified it to date. On that day, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels launched this initiative to advance the goals of the Kyoto Protocol through leadership and action by at least 141 American cities."...

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Mayors traveled to Copenhagen 'climate summit' in 2009:

1/11/10, "Mayors Lead the Way on Climate Protection At Copenhagen Summit," usmayors.org

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"WHO FUNDS UN AGENDA 21/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?" DemocratsAgainstUNAgenda21  

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In 2011 a Maryland County became the first to abolish Agenda 21:

2/21/11, "Agenda 21 Part III: Maryland County abolishes Agenda 21 – now it's your turn," Examiner.com, James Simpson
 

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Agenda 21 lingo

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Seattle Mayor Nickels' preoccupation with the idea of man caused global warming may have been his downfall. The UN provided him with temporary landing:

2/23/12, "Former Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels announces Secretary of State bid," mynorthwest.com

"Nickels sought a third term as mayor, but was defeated in the primary. It has been largely speculated that poor handling of the city during an unusually snowy winter, as well as the exit of the Seattle SuperSonics, lead to his defeat. 

Since 2008, Nickels taught a semester at Harvard and served a one-year term as a special representative to the United Nations."

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