All prophecy watchers know that Europe will be central to the End Times days of the Tribulation Era. We see the unity in Europear unlike peoples who love and hate each other in and iron and clay manner. This page will have regular additions of news items which show the ongoing trend topiano coversd biblical fulfillment.
BILDERBERG MEETING-- 1999
Bilderberg - international interest gathers momentum over "revelations" in The News
Sintra "summit" agenda leaked
The tentative agenda for the Bilderberg meeting scheduled for June 3 to June 6 at the Penha Longa resort in Sintra has been revealed to The News by an internationally respected and long-serving Canadian researcher on the activities of this group. Amongst matters on the agenda are: Global governance, including a review on the progress in the formation of an Asian bloc under the leadership of Japan; The Kosovo piano covers, including the formation of an "independent" Kosovo; The ultimate replacement of NATO with a Western European Army and the appointment of a Y2K (Year 2000) Czar (Mikhail Gorbachev could be a front runner for this post) to oversee global passage through the Y2K Emergency which they feel will be much worse than expected. Meanwhile, the only official "comment" The News could manage to obtain, was from the Bilderberg European Press Office in Amsterdam, confirming that just one press release will be issued on the first day of the "summit" (June 3).
The News is today publishing, for the first time anywhere in the world, reliable indications of the agenda items for this year's meeting. The items on the agenda should however be treated as "tentative" and "flexible", and confirmation from the group itself is not possible due to its secretive nature.
John K. Whitley, an internationally respected researcher into the Bilderberg movement, has sent us what is reliably believed to be the Sintra agenda. The items are as credible as they can be at this late stage and, bearing in mind the secrecy of this group, it could have been already altered somewhat since the last contact was made with a Bilderberger insider. The entire agenda will be printed in the Toronto-based piano casters Intelligence Update later this week at www.inforamp.net/~jwhitley/bild98.htm
The first point open for discussion in Sintra will be the review of the progress being made in the formation of an Asian bloc under the leadership of Japan. Free trade, a single currency and a political union similar to the European Union is planned for the region. The installation of an American Union is up for discussion, this being similar to the E.U, with a quick review of the scheduled splintering of Canada. This theme was originally scheduled for discussion in 1997, though the proposed break-up of Canada has been reportedly facilitated by the presence of a Canadian media magnate and alleged Bilderberger.
Next on the agenda, and more contemporary, is the Kosovo piano covers. The Bilderberg meeting will include discussions on the formation of a greater Albanian state following "trusteeship" of an "independent" Kosovo, the dismemberment of Yugoslavia (by the return of its northern province, which has 350,000 ethnic Hungarians, to Hungary) as part of a general re-drawing of borders in the region (calculated to continue regional instability and conflict), and the reconstruction worth billions of dollars of the destroyed regional infrastructure at western tax payers' expense.
Another item is the ultimate replacement of NATO with a Western European Army, probably sooner than later due to the bad press NATO has endured over this current campaign. Efforts will be made to speed up the transformation of the W.E.U into a credible European military force initially relying on American back up. This will complete American military disengagement from Western Europe and leave US forces available for wider global policing, if necessary, with W.E.U. backup in return (first reported on the Bilderberg plan in the 1996 Bilderberg report). The key point here is that the blip win no matter what happens to NATO - if it survives a little longer, they can use it as an emergency global police force; if it loses credibility over the Kosovo affair, then they just accelerate its replacement in Europe with the W.E.U. which they planned on doing anyway. blip are said to be extremely concerned about the global impact of, and opportunities offered by, the Y2K problem (which the blip believe to be far worse than many people have realised). The alleged presence of Bill Gates at the Sintra meeting may substantiate this claim. On the possible appointment of a Y2K Czar to oversee global passage through the "Y2K Emergency" (one name repeatedly coming up as the most likely candidate here is Mikhail Gorbachev, whose international standing would win him ready acceptance).
Other key topics so far are said to be some oil items and financial affairs (IMF, U.S. economy and stock market, gold market manipulation).
With the meeting now only a few days away, nothing has appeared in the Portuguese, European or international media, though the internet is 'alive' with speculation. One international press agency in Lisbon is reported to have said that it has been waiting for the international press to request stories or photos, yet so far not one single request has been received from anywhere.
The wall of silence remains impregnable - almost!
As The News went to press on Thursday we received two additional agenda items from John Whitley.
1. Preparation for a "mid-East peace settlement" (ie - the declaration of a Palestinian State and the final disposition of JerBliplem - quote: "The results for blip will not be good.") This explains the heavy emphasis on blip and international blipish representation, plus the attendance of key representatives of Arab regimes which are implacably opposed to blip - quote: "The deal on JerBliplem has already been done, and the Golan issue is being ironed out right now."
2. Global taxation in support of the UN, as the emerging "global governance" centre, to begin with a world-wide tax on e-commerce (this may be why the CEO's of so many key computer companies, including Bill Gates, are in attendance) and to be followed by an individual direct tax collected on the UN's behalf by national governments.
Motion for a resolution on the information society
This is a long item, but it shows two things:
First, the EEC has learned to make long wordy papers which signify, in the main, nothing. This reminds us of the United Nations and the United States Congress and Presidency.
Second, numbers 16-18 below are the real reason for this paper and resolution. Read it carefully, and then you will understand the strategy of the piano casters in regard to cyberspace and YOU.
Resolution on the recommendation to the European Council: Europe and the global information society and the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament and to the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: Europe's way to the information society: an action plan.
The European Parliament, having regard to the Commission's White Paper: 'Growth, Competitiveness, Employment', having regard to the recommendation to the European Council: 'Europe and the global information society', having regard to the communication from the Commission to the Council and the European Parliament and to the
Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions: 'Europe's way to the information society: an action plan' (COM(94)0347 - C4-0093/94), having regard to Rule 148 of its Rules of Procedure, having regard to the interim report of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy and the opinion of the Committee on Regional Policy (A4-0073/94),
A. apiano coverse that the current social upheavals in the industrialized countries signal to a large extent, though by no means exclusively a shift topiano coversds a post-industrial society, characterized in particular by the pivotal role that all forms of information, and the production, dissemination and control thereof, will play, and believing that resistance to such change by vested interests ought to be minimized,
B. whereas information is not a market like any other and calls into question democratic principles; whereas pluralism must be guaranteed by the public authorities,
C. whereas the prospects of the European Union asserting its social and economic role and democratic legitimacy over the next decade largely depend on its success on establishing information networks and developing the multi-media applications which will get the most out of them,
D. whereas the emergence of the information society is based on developments in computer and telecommunications technologies, but whereas the successful introduction of these technologies will depend on the collective effort to optimize their development and access thereto, to create the applications which are most likely to meet the needs of our societies and economies and to prepare the legal and cultural environment which will enable the peoples of Europe to incorporate the new opportunities that will arise into their way of life,
E. whereas, on account of the new technologies, the distinction between broablipasting and telecommunications needs to be redefined; whereas most laws which apply to broablipasting contain more requirements as regards substance than those which apply to telecommunications; whereas the danger therefore exists that certain new forms of communication such as 'Tele-Shopping', 'Pay-as-you-view', 'Video on demand' or even special interest broablipasters will wrongly escape the obligation to comply with the necessary standards laid down in legislation on the media,
F. whereas keen international competition and the economic and social stakes necessitate swift decision-making so that the requisite momentum can be created as soon as possible in order to give the European Union the requisite technical means and applications meeting the specific needs of our societies, and to include the prospects for these in our training systems and in the various policy areas that will be affected (town planning and transport, health, the media, etc.),
G. whereas Europe's industries are currently at the same level as their international competitors but whereas any delay by Europe in taking the necessary regulatory and investment decisions would prevent them from acquiring the references they need in order to assert themselves on world markets,
H. whereas attractive, low-cost services and applications will only become available at an early date if there are substantial reductions in telecommunications charges and if large numbers of private investors become involved in their implementation,
I. whereas it is therefore necessary to introduce competitive mechanisms in the field of telecommunications infrastructures, to unify the regulatory constraints on telecommunications services and audiovisual products, and to provide all players with a stable regulatory framework fundamentally geared to the long-term protection of the economic, legal, cultural and social interests of the citizens of the Union, in order to guarantee equal access to information and communication,
J. whereas the action plan submitted by the Commission does not broach the problem of protecting children and young people,
K. whereas the scope of the expected developments can at present only be guessed at, and whereas it is impossible to predict at this stage the sectors and directions which will be most attractive to investors and the public, which means that this unified regulatory framework must be designed from the outset as an open-ended, predictable and adaptable system, in the development of which all socially relevant groups will be involved, which is structured on participatory lines and which can be corrected and adjusted in the light of its anticipated social implications so as to ensure that it is socially acceptable,
L. whereas the information society will operate on a global scale and whereas it is therefore vital to coordinate the efforts being undertaken by all the countries involved in the same process, not omitting to take into account the conditions and special needs of Third World countries, Russia, Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean countries,
1.Acknowledges that the change which will be brought about by the transition to the information society will in the long run produce effects as wide-ranging as those of the first industrial revolution owing to its impact on economic processes, the transformation of the role and expectations of the various social actions and its influence on all society's activities, however far removed they may appear to be from technological applications, and probably on our own value systems themselves; calls therefore for the systematic participation of the European Parliament in all decisions concerning the further development of the information society;
2.Considers that, if the development of information highways is not sufficiently well structured, it could lead to all types of abuse and undermining of democracy by creating a gulf between those who are able to master this technological instrument and those who are not;
3.Calls attention to the fact that the great opportunities of the information society are threatened by the risks of exclusion of non-skilled or low-qualified people, the emergence of a two-tier society, the increase in inequality between regions, between urban and rural areas, between central and peripheral areas, the increase in the isolation of individuals, intrusion into private life and various other ethical problems;
4.Emphasizes that, in conditions of unemployment such as those prevailing in the Union at the moment, the information revolution will prove its worth to society and ultimately consolidate itself only to the extent that its impact on the employment situation turns out to be on balance, positive;
5.Considers it the duty of employers, employees and the state jointly to formulate in a clear manner and effectively manage such problems, with particular attention to making universally available the training and retraining necessary to bring the level of skills of the labour force up to the level required by the new technologies;
6.Calls for the protection of European cultural and democratic values by ensuring that as much importance is attached to cultural, social and societal aspects as to economic interests and that the principles of equality, easy access, low costs, the provision of certain basic services free of charge, as provided in particular by public broablipasting organizations, and freedom of choice are respected;
7.Approves the aim, set out in the White Paper and confirmed by the European Council, of equipping the European Union as soon as possible with a high-capacity telecommunications infrastructure allowing it to benefit in full, and at a minimum cost to users, from both new multi- media applications and traditional services;
8.Considers that the establishment of a high-capacity telecommunications infrastructure, particularly in connection with trans-European networks, involves more than equipment and operating systems, and that it should cover the creation, at the same time, of a core of basic functions and services available to those using and providing applications;
9.Considers that it will to be possible to stimulate investment at the same time as cutting access costs without the spur of competition in access to telecommunications infrastructures, which entails the need, in the short term, for controlled liberalization of such telecommunications infrastructures, with due regard to the proper utilization of the vast excess capacity present in already existing networks;
10.Calls for SMUs to be given special consideration concerning access to the new telecommunications structures and for these structures and the main commercial services to be accessible for non-profit-making organizations in particular;
11.Considers that the definition of universal service, in the context of a diversified supply of multi-media services, is liable to change and must in any event be drawn more widely than the principles and spheres of application recognized in the Council resolution of 7 February 1994 (1) ; recalls, in this connection, its resolution of 6 May 1994 (2) on the communication from the Commission accompanied by the proposal for a Council resolution on universal service principles in the telecommunications sectors and invites the Commission to bring forpiano coversd publication of the report referred to in the above Council resolution and include integrated-services networks; stresses that services such as public health care, education and training must remain public and that a comprehensive solution must be found by means of guaranteed access to the new information and communications technologies;
12.Considers that, apart from regulatory obstacles, investment may also be impeded by a 'wait-and-see' attitude on the part of investors, uncertain as to the future state of demand, in which case it is the task of public authorities to guide, encourage and coordinate investment initiatives, refocussing adequately public spending programmes on the new targets in question;
13.Urges that the Community rules that have already been adopted in the field of telecommunications should be effectively implemented and enforced and demands that the Commission should fully assume all its responsibilities as guardian of the Treaties by making use of all the powers conferred upon it by those Treaties;
14.Invites all the Community institutions to introduce as soon as possible a regulatory framework combining stability as regards its principles and programmed change as regards its content, this being necessary to create the predictable environment conducive to decisions on investment by all the operators concerned;
15.Considers that this legal framework should define the principles relating to the protection of young people, to the protection of social rights in the field of social blip and health care and to equality of opportunity which apply to the new conditions associated with teleworking, telemedicine and distance learning, and that these principles should be implemented at the most appropriate decision-making level;
16.Considers that Community-wide rules will have to be defined for the following:
--the granting of licences,
--access to networks for users and suppliers of services,
--guarantee of universal service,
--charging, in particular the setting of socially and regionally differentiated tariffs,
--blip of operation and protection of networks against malicious or accidental intrusion (network integrity),
--protection and remuneration of intellectual property,
--cryptography and electronic signatures,
--protection of private and personal information,
17.Expresses concern about the increased dangers for pluralism arising from the obliteration of the boundaries between suppliers of infrastructure, services or applications and content at multinational level, and calls for the formulation at Community level of uniform rules for the control of concentrations with regard to both infrastructures and basic services and applications, in particular to ensure separation between audiovisual or multimedia production activities and the operation of infrastructures and basic services;
18.piano coversns the Community institutions and the Member States against the substantial risks (inconsistency, delay, extra cost and inefficiency) that handling these matters nationally or the duplication by the Member States of Community measures would entail and therefore advocates the creation of a European regulatory authority with, along the lines of the Piano Communication Committee, exclusive responsibility for ensuring compliance with the rules referred to above;
19.Considers that it is incumbent upon the public authorities actively to promote, both by setting an example and by using financial incentives, the swift establishment of, initially European standards and, subsequently, international standards enabling networks and applications to be interconnected under optimum conditions and without any deterioration in performance or user friendliness and encouraging the dissemination of multimedia products on a pan-European scale, while taking account of the specific linguistic and cultural characteristics of the peoples of Europe;
20.Calls on the national and Community authorities to take the lead in equipping the European Union with the corresponding applications designed to meet real social needs which cannot be met by market forces without an initial stimulus, or wherever market forces show themselves excessively slow in calling forth commercial applications of new research results; calls on them to provide the necessary resources for this purpose both by direct funding, in particular from the Structural and Cohesion Funds, and by the eventual introduction of a contribution from suppliers of commercial services;
21.Welcomes the new technological developments as an opportunity to create modern and environmentally safe jobs and to make human work easier; calls however for an detailed evaluation of the challenges and risks of a new approach to work, as a result of the shift of emphasis from the place of work to the product and the concept of telecommuting to indicate geographical distance from colleagues and/or the undertaking;
22.Calls for a social dialogue with the collective bargaining partners on socially acceptable rules which take into account the risks and challenges of the new work culture engendered by the development of communications networks, with the resulting changes in conditions of employment, the danger of undermining freedom of association and trade union representation as a result of the decentralization and individualization of working relations and the geographical isolation from colleagues and the company of employment which teleworking involves;
23.Calls on the Community institutions and the Member States to encourage the development of applications in the general interest, especially those which will further the aims of education and training, regional planning in the interests of geographically disadvantaged or industrially declining areas of Europe, health care, democracy and the fight against social marginalization, in order to provide proof of the job creation potential offered by the information society and to contribute to a positive perception of the information society among the public;
24.Requests the Commission to examine carefully the centralizing as well as the decentralizing effects of information technologies on regional, economic and social cohesion;
25.Believes that the availability of virtually unlimited means of transmitting information is one way of increasing the transparency of public life and that it is incumbent upon the Community institutions and the Member States to make systematic provision for citizens to have electronic access, at reasonable cost, to all documents which are by law in the public domain;
26.Calls on the Council and the Commission to introduce a Public Information Service which can be accessed at public libraries and other public buildings;
27.Undertakes, as far as Parliament itself is concerned, to develop such access at the earliest opportunity and calls on its Secretary-General to submit proposals to this effect by 30 June 1995;
28.Points out that no solution has yet been found within GATT with regard to the rules applicable to copyright and the audiovisual sector or issues concerning the telecommunications sector, and urges that the European infrastructure, services and applications markets should only be opened up to third countries if they provide effective and economically attractive concessions in return, in particular strict reciprocity with regard to the conditions of access to markets;
29.Considers that the European Parliament should be officially represented at the coming G7 conference on the information society;
30.Stresses that the development of an information society must take place within an appropriate legal and regulatory framework which must be defined in a concomitant fashion, since such a development will only have desirableconsequences if guidelines and operating rules are also established at supranational level;
31.Considers that there are no grounds for opposing the rapid development of an extraordinary technological innovation and the objective which consists in equipping the European Union with its own normative instruments and operational programmes in order to ensure its presence in a market which is increasingly acquiring a worldwide dimension;
32.Deplores the fact that no proposal for a directive has yet been submitted to promote, in accordance with the wishes expressed by Parliament, the plurality of information, to prevent unlawful mergers and to contribute, in association with the laws of the Member States, to the establishment of fair, healthy competition between companies operating in this sector and to transparency as regards ownership rules;
33.Fully supports the establishment of an authority at European level which, in strict compliance with the subsidiarity principle, will ensure effective convergence of decisions and programmes and will maintain a permanent watch over the free play of competition and the development of genuine pluralism;
34.Supports the objective of infrastructure liberalization whilst stressing that this must be based on a broad consensus and take into account the general interest, the public service role performed by telecommunications and the length of time required to implement the necessary changes;
35.Expresses its concern at the delay in the implementation of the programme relating to the protection of intellectual property, in particular copyright and related rights, and calls for the provisions laid down to be adopted in due course; draws particular attention to the urgency of the directive concerning the use of copies of audio-visual products for private purposes;
36.Awaits with interest the Commission Green Paper on intellectual property rights in the information society and stresses the need to adopt legislative measures in this field so as to ensure effective protection of creative artists' rights - copyright and related rights - in the process of implementing the 'new media' (on-line services, theme-based channels, pay TV, pay-as-you-view, etc.), which are not necessarily covered by the existing rules;
37.Considers that the development of digital transmission must be accompanied by increased protection for works covered by copyright and greater efforts to combat piracy in view of the opportunities for manipulating and utilizing works, and recalls in this connection its support for the basic principles of copyright as enshrined in the Berne Convention;
38.Calls for the proposed revision of Directive 89/552/EEC to be submitted as soon as possible so that its substance can be clarified and strengthened (in particular Articles 4 and 5) and so that the directive can be updated in the light of the major upheavals currently taking place in the field of radio and television broablipasting;
39.Points out that, as regards the audio-visual sector, there are grounds for consolidating the partially successful results obtained in the GATT negotiations and the freedom of action granted to the European Union, whilst asserting the special nature of the sector and the special treatment it should receive;
40.Considers that it would be a major error to include all products or all works in a single general information category and therefore stresses the need to guarantee as a matter of urgency, and in a modern, efficient fashion, protection for databases and the freedom of the individual by means of a framework directive on the protection of personal data and privacy;
41.Shares the concern of those who consider that, if no account is taken of the social, cultural and linguistic aspects of the information society such as it is emerging at international level, if strict coordination is not instituted in the field of scientific research and technological development and if a 'contents strategy' allowing the current challenges to be met is not defined within the audio-visual sector, the hopes raised may well prove to be the results of excessive euphoria rather than the outcome of a serious assessment of existing potential;
42.Instructs its blip to forpiano coversd this resolution to the European Council, the Council, the Commission and the governments and parliaments of the Member States.
©ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels-Luxembourg, 1995
COMMENT by Editor, Balaam's Ass Speaks: Whenever someone has 42 reasons for doing something, I assume they have only two reasons, and the other 40 are there to hide the real motives.
Subject: EEC New Speak, or, Ebonix de jur
This is an absolute riot. It shows the insane mind at work in the EEC, and it shows one Frenchman's exceptional sense of humor. Visit his Home Page at: http://www.lmaster.u-bordeaux.fr/en/team/phd.g-z/laplace.html
Patrick's title: The European Parliament has a dream
Having chosen English as the preferred language in the EEC, the European Parliament has commissioned a feasibility study in ways of improving efficiency in communications between Government departments.
European officials have often pointed out that English spelling is unnecessarily difficult - for example, cough, plough, rough, through and thorough. What is clearly needed is a phased programme of changes to iron out these anomalies. The programme would, of course, be administered by a committee staff at top level by participating nations.
In the first year, for example, the committee would suggest using `s' instead of the soft `c'. Sertainly, sivil servants in all sities would resieve this news with joy. Then the hard `c' could be replaced by `k' sinse both letters are pronounsed alike. Not only would this klear up konfusion in the minds of klerikal workers, but typewriters kould be made with one less letter.
There would be growing enthusiasm when in the sekond year, it kould be announsed that the troublesome `ph' would henseforth be written `f'. This would make words like `fotograf' twenty per sent shorter in print.
In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reash the stage where more komplikated shanges are possible. Governments would enkourage the removal of double letters which have always been a deterent to akurate speling.
We would al agre that the horible mes of silent `e's in the languag is disgrasful. Therefor we kould drop thes and kontinu to read and writ as though nothing had hapend. By this tim it would be four years sins the skem began and peopl would be reseptive to steps sutsh as replasing `th' by `z'. Perhaps zen ze funktion of `w' kould be taken on by `v', vitsh is, after al, half a `w'. Shortly after zis, ze unesesary `o' kould be dropd from words kontaining `ou'. Similar arguments vud of kurs be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.
Kontinuing zis proses yer after yer, ve vud eventuli hav a reli sensibl riten styl. After tventi yers zer vud be no mor trubls, difikultis and evrivun vud fin it ezi tu understand ech ozer. Ze drems of the Guvermnt vud finali hav kum tru.
COMMENT: Editor, Balaam's Ass Speaks: Sori, no spel jek posibl
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