Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Freedoms Lost - #2767 - European Union to Ban Cars from Cities by 2050 - The Telegraph (2) UK Rejects EU Call for City Centre Ban on Petro Cars - BBC (3) VIDEO: March Madness: Nanny State Runs Amok in Delaware as Government Arbitrarily Tears down 60-Year Old Basketball Hoops - The Blaze (4) March Sadness: Couple Fights for Basketball Hoop - ABC News

Cars will be banned from London and all other cities across Europe under a draconian EU masterplan to cut CO2 emissions by 60 per cent over the next 40 years. The European Commission on Monday unveiled a "single European transport area" aimed at enforcing "a profound shift in transport patterns for passengers" by 2050.  The plan also envisages an end to cheap holiday flights from Britain to southern Europe with a target that over 50 per cent of all journeys above 186 miles should be by rail. Top of the EU's list to cut climate change emissions is a target of "zero" for the number of petrol and diesel-driven cars and lorries in the EU's future cities.  Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, insisted that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.  "That means no more conventionally fuelled cars in our city centres," he said. "Action will follow, legislation, real action to change behaviour."  Read more......... AW:  For those who are not aware of Agenda 21, ICLEI and the impact on Private Property Rights, which also includes micro managing every aspect of your lives, including transportation ideas as mentioned above, please read more on this subject.  There is a tab at the top of this web site, on this subject, please read some of the resources, especially videos from the American Policy Center and American Thinker articles.  This will probably be as successful as their currency??


UK Rejects EU Call for City Centre Ban on Petrol Cars - BBC -  The UK has rejected proposals from the EU which call for a ban on petrol and diesel cars from city centres by 2050.  The European Commission said phasing out "conventionally fuelled" cars from urban areas would cut reliance on oil and help cut carbon emissions by 60%.  But UK Transport Minister Norman Baker said it should not be "involved" in individual cities' transport choices.  "We will not be banning cars from city centres anymore than we will be having rectangular bananas," he said.  Read more.......


March Madness: Nanny State Runs Amok in Delaware as Government Arbitrarily Tears Down 60 Year Old Basketball Hoop - The Blaze -  The story he’s referring to is one of government authorities butting up against a Delaware family that just wants to shoot some hoops. “The pole has been here for sixty years,” the husband said in the clip below, as he waited for state workers to come by and tear the basketball pole down. “Why all of a sudden did it become a problem?” In the clip, you can also watch the altercation between the family and the government officials.  Here’s the AP story:  A Delaware mom climbed atop her family’s basketball hoop Friday in a short-lived bid to keep authorities from ripping it out and confiscating it.  Transportation workers and state police came to her neighborhood in Wilmington Friday morning to remove several basketball goals that officials said were too close to the roadway.  Read more...... AW: This video clip has already received 242,993 views, which means people have had it with government running all over individual rights.  Every time something like this happens, it is usually because ONE PERSON COMPLAINED, as in this story.  We have to put a stop to one person controlling the freedoms and rights of the rest, and government always there to help take away these rights.  I would like to think I would have the courage to be sitting on top of that basketball goal to protect my family's rights.  
March Sadness: Couple Fights for Basketball Hoop - ABC News - A Delaware mom climbed atop her family's basketball hoop Friday in a short-lived bid to keep authorities from ripping it out and confiscating it.Transportation workers and state police came to her neighborhood in Wilmington Friday morning to remove several basketball goals that officials said were too close to the roadway.  Several residents were sent letters last year warning them that the state's "Clear Zone" law prohibits trees and other objects from being within seven feet of the pavement's edge in a residential subdivision.  John and Melissa McCafferty said they'd gotten more than one warning letter, but that police cars and heavy machinery showed up without warning Friday morning to remove the hoops.....The McCaffertys said they and other residents believe the controversy stems from an anonymous complaint from an elderly neighbor upset about having to slow down for kids playing in the neighborhood.  Read more......

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