Obama Pushes Scheme To Give All The Oceans To The United Nations

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President Obama is renewing his push for the U.S. to cede its oceans to United Nations-based international law.

The effort for the U.S. to ratify the Law of the Sea Convention has been a long-term goal for White House counselor John Podesta, founder of the highly influential George Soros-funded think tank, the Center for American Progress.

Podesta is a member of a group calling itself Joint Ocean Commission Initiative, which seeks to have the U.S. ratify laws and regulations governing the seas.

The Joint Ocean Commission Initiative is a key partner of Citizens for Global Solutions, or CGS, which, according to its literature, envisions a “future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect our rights and freedoms and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone.”

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5 thoughts on “Obama Pushes Scheme To Give All The Oceans To The United Nations”

  1. And what does this mean about territorial fishing rights?
    We went through this before and it tripled the cost of fish in our groceries.
    The Russians have fishing fleets that scour the oceans and leave empty the fish around our shores.
    As long as the fishing rights are far enough out so that they cannot do this, then we have a reasonable fishing industry. It is capable of the fish being cheap to us at the grocery.
    Some countries have a 300 mile limit. At one point our limit was 12 miles.
    I used to be able to get sole for less than $4 a pound.
    I cannot even find it in the stores. The fish I do find is close to $7 a package or more.
    Now we need to ban fishing because of radioactivity on our west coast.
    What is next?

    • Those are some very good questions.

      And it seems to me that giving the UN more control of anything is always a bad idea.

      Michael

    • Not sure where you shop, but I buy Swai, Salmon and a variety of fish very inexpensively. ($5 for a couple of pounds.) IMO, any increases in cost have nothing to do with Russian trawlers and everything to do with normal inflation; gas prices, delivery costs, processing fees, etc.. What product do you buy today that still costs the same as it did say 10 years ago? Are Russian trawlers responsible for a once 79 cent box of corn flakes now costing $3.50, or a loaf of bread now clocking in at over $3? Doubtful.

      • I normally shop 3 grocery stores in the area. Krogers is a grocery store period. They are 10% higher than Meijers. Meijers is a combination general merchandise and grocery store. Walmart has some things cheaper than Meijers. It is amazing that some products are the identical price no matter where you go or a little bit higher.
        The signs of devaluation are everywhere in the inflation of prices we pay for every day items. Our currency is worth less to the tune of about 4.5% per year. Some years it is less, some it is more.

        The Russian fishing fleet hit many years ago, and suddenly the price of all fish doubled or even tripled in price within a year. That I think happened in the 80s.
        Our prices in Ohio are much better than prices in some other states. We are currently paying 2.89 for a gallon of milk. It varies by 20 cents per gallon week to week and I am referring to whole milk. Surprisingly Walmart is the highest of the three on milk products.
        Cat food varies at about .46 per can for Friskes. Krogers is higher, Meijers and Walmart are the same.
        I would imagine that food in places like California might be a lot higher. Our Real Estate here is much cheaper. A good three bedroom, two car garage, 2 bath brick home can be had here for about $120-140,000 on a fair sized lot.
        We were out tonight on the roads. The roads were packed with cars and they were not all old cars either. Some were relatively new. There was a thirty minute wait at the local restaurant. I estimate 200 cars in the lot. Average meal was approximately $15. The place was packed. As were several other restaurants in the area.
        So either someone is lying, or things are not quite what they seem to be. If people can drive cars(the gas is up right now at 3.76 a gallon and was near $4.00 a gallon earlier in the week) and spend money in restaurants, then a certain percentage of the population of middle class people are still doing well.
        This is probably an average middle-class town. It has been hit hard with companies going out of business and factories closing over the last 20 years. But it is far from broke.
        The local daily newspaper actually still makes a small profit and shows little sign of going broke.
        Though I think I might invest in a geiger counter somewhere down the road before I eat any fish from the west coast of the country.

  2. Not sure what’s wrong with having all countries, even the US, subject to the same maritime laws. Imagine if every State in the US decided independently which side of the road people drove on.

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