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Saturday, December 16, 2017

PROPHECY CHURCH: UN TROOPS TO BE DEPLOYED IN USA SO GOD CAN JUDGE A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young-- 11 YEAR OLD ARRESTED LIKE 93 YEAR OLD ARRESTED

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:

93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home

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93-year-old woman handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave her care home
A 93-year-old woman was handcuffed and jailed after refusing to leave a care home she claimed was no longer accepting her rent.
Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment.
Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG.
According to a police report seen by the station, Ms Fitzgerald told officers: “Unless you carry me out of here, I’m not going anywhere.”
A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused. She also allegedly turned down the offer to stay with a nurse who worked there.
The report states that as officers attempted to escort her out of the building, she intentionally slid down her chair onto the floor, and resisted police when they tried to pick her up.
They eventually managed to get her out of the independent living facility and put her in the back of a patrol car without handcuffs, it said.
Ms Fitzgerald was spared having to spend her 94th birthday behind bars after a judge handed her over to a caregiver on Thursday. Her birthday was on Friday.
But the pensioner still faces charges of trespassing and is due to appear in court on 27 December.
Karen Twinem, a spokesperson for National Church Residences, told WKMG Ms Fitzgerald had said she would not pay rent because she thought she would die soon.
93 year old is out on her own recognizance and won't be spending her birthday in jail afterall - will be spending it with a friend who came to get her. #gettingresults@news6wkmg Here is what she had to say about being released
— Adrianna Iwasinski (@AIwasinski) December 14, 2017
Ms Twinem said she also complained about mould in her apartment, but the facility had found none following testing.
Ms Fitzgerald, who was interviewed in jail while dressed in an orange jumpsuit, tearfully refuted the claims. Asked about why she would not pay the rent, the woman, who was handcuffed and appeared to have bruises up her arms, said of a housing facility employee: “She wouldn't take it, that woman blamed me for the mould.”
She added: “I paid my September rent and when she decided she was going to put me out, she wouldn't accept any rent after that.”
The housing facility said officials had tried to contact Ms Fitzgerald’s family several times and had reached out to agencies including the Homeless Coalition and the Family and Children’s Services of Lake County. She allegedly refused them all.
Terri Goldberg, a Franklin House resident, told WKMG: “I feel like everything was done that could possibly be done to help her I feel a lot of this was brought on herself.”
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A Michigan mother has questions for her city's police department after they handcuffed and arrested her daughter.
Whitney Hodges, mother of 11-year-old Honestie, says her daughter was headed out the back door of their home when she was greeted by Grand Rapids police.
Officers allegedly told Honestie to walk backwards with her hands up, then put her cuffs, patted her down and put her in the back of a police car.
"The whole time they are telling her to come down, I'm telling them, 'She's 11 years old, that's my daughter. Don't cuff her.'"
But that didn't stop police. The Grand Rapids police department admits they put Honestie in hand cuffs.
"When my mom was walking past I was putting my hands through the little bars, banging on the windows screaming, 'Please don't let them take me.'"
Police were at the home looking for Honestie's aunt, Carrie Manning, who was wanted for allegedly stabbing her little sister.
The family says the only problem is that Manning is a 40-year-old white woman, and Honestie is a little black girl.
Grand Rapids police said an internal investigation sparked by concern from the family was started the day after the incident.

Psalm 127

127 Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Lamentations 2:20-21
20 Behold, O Lord, and consider to whom thou hast done this. Shall the women eat their fruit, and children of a span long? shall the priest and the prophet be slain in the sanctuary of the Lord?
21 The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets: my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger; thou hast killed, and not pitied.


Cops Arrest Children for Not Breaking up Fight at Elementary School 


 Five children, ages 8 to 13, handcuffed at school after video showed them failing to stop a neighborhood fight involving even younger children. WSMV's Carley Gordon reports.

2 Kings 8:11-12

11 And he settled his countenance stedfastly, until he was ashamed: and the man of God wept.
12 And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered, Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt dash their children, and rip up their women with child.

HE SAID "IT WAS THE CHILD'S FAULT":  Man accused of paying for sexual contact with child arrested


A man wanted for paying to have sexual contact with a child is now behind bars in Greensburg.
He turned himself in to authorities Friday after a woman was arrested Thursday for allowing men to have sexual contact with a 7-year-old in exchange for money.
One of the men accused of touching the 7-year-old says it's the child's fault.
According to our news partners at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Brian Spillar told police the child came onto him while he was drunk.

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Friday in court, he denied the allegations, calling it all "heresay."
Police say Spillar paid for sex with Rebecca Shadle, and then paid her to have sexual contact with the child.
Greensburg police say they are looking for several other men suspected of abusing that child.


A woman has been arrested for allegedly allowing men to have sexual contact with a 7-year-old in exchange for money, Greensburg police said.
Rebecca Shadle is charged with trafficking minors, criminal conspiracy, aggravated indecent assault of a child, sexual exploitation of children, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.
Police said Shadle solicited herself online for sex and the child was involved in some of the solicitation.
Police said Shadle provided sex for money at her Greensburg apartment. Neighbors said Shadle was open about the alleged incidents. 
"She told everybody about it, like, 24 hours a day," said Zay Abidi, who lives nearby. 
When Channel 11 asked Shadle about the accusations against her, Shadle said she was "forced to do all of that."
"I mean, I was there, but I was scared ... threatened to be killed," she said, adding, "I would take it back all the way."
Police said Shadle's neighbor, Brian Spillar, paid up to $60 to touch the child on more than one occasion. The child told investigators that it also happened with another man.
Police said they have obtained an arrest warrant and are searching for Spillar. He faces charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, patronizing a victim of sexual servitude and corruption of minors.
Anyone with information on Spillar’s whereabouts is asked to call the city of Greensburg Police Department at 724-834-3800.
Shadle remains in the Westmoreland County Jail. Stay with Channel 11 News and for continuing coverage. 
JOEL 3:1-4
For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.
And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Executive Order -- United States Policy on Pre- and Post-Strike Measures to Address Civilian Casualties in U.S. Operations Involving the Use of Force

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By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby direct as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. United States policy on civilian casualties resulting from U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation's inherent right of self-defense is based on our national interests, our values, and our legal obligations. As a Nation, we are steadfastly committed to complying with our obligations under the law of armed conflict, including those that address the protection of civilians, such as the fundamental principles of necessity, humanity, distinction, and proportionality.
The protection of civilians is fundamentally consistent with the effective, efficient, and decisive use of force in pursuit of U.S. national interests. Minimizing civilian casualties can further mission objectives; help maintain the support of partner governments and vulnerable populations, especially in the conduct of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency operations; and enhance the legitimacy and sustainability of U.S. operations critical to our national security. As a matter of policy, the United States therefore routinely imposes certain heightened policy standards that are more protective than the requirements of the law of armed conflict that relate to the protection of civilians.
Civilian casualties are a tragic and at times unavoidable consequence of the use of force in situations of armed conflict or in the exercise of a state's inherent right of self-defense. The U.S. Government shall maintain and promote best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, take appropriate steps when such casualties occur, and draw lessons from our operations to further enhance the protection of civilians.
Sec. 2. Policy. In furtherance of U.S. Government efforts to protect civilians in U.S. operations involving the use of force in armed conflict or in the exercise of the Nation's inherent right of self-defense, and with a view toward enhancing such efforts, relevant departments and agencies (agencies) shall continue to take certain measures in present and future operations.
(a) In particular, relevant agencies shall, consistent with mission objectives and applicable law, including the law of armed conflict:
(i) train personnel, commensurate with their responsibilities, on compliance with legal obligations and policy guidance that address the protection of civilians and on implementation of best practices that reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, including through exercises, pre-deployment training, and simulations of complex operational environments that include civilians;
(ii) develop, acquire, and field intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems that, by enabling more accurate battlespace awareness, contribute to the protection of civilians;
 (iii) develop, acquire, and field weapon systems and other technological capabilities that further enable the discriminate use of force in different operational contexts;
 (iv) take feasible precautions in conducting attacks to reduce the likelihood of civilian casualties, such as providing warnings to the civilian population (unless the circumstances do not permit), adjusting the timing of attacks, taking steps to ensure military objectives and civilians are clearly distinguished, and taking other measures appropriate to the circumstances; and
(v) conduct assessments that assist in the reduction of civilian casualties by identifying risks to civilians and evaluating efforts to reduce risks to civilians.
(b) In addition to the responsibilities above, relevant agencies shall also, as appropriate and consistent with mission objectives and applicable law, including the law of armed conflict:
(i) review or investigate incidents involving civilian casualties, including by considering relevant and credible information from all available sources, such as other agencies, partner governments, and nongovernmental organizations, and take measures to mitigate the likelihood of future incidents of civilian casualties;
(ii) acknowledge U.S. Government responsibility for civilian casualties and offer condolences, including ex gratia payments, to civilians who are injured or to the families of civilians who are killed;
(iii) engage with foreign partners to share and learn best practices for reducing the likelihood of and responding to civilian casualties, including through appropriate training and assistance; and
(iv) maintain channels for engagement with the International Committee of the Red Cross and other nongovernmental organizations that operate in conflict zones and encourage such organizations to assist in efforts to distinguish between military objectives and civilians, including by appropriately marking protected facilities, vehicles, and personnel, and by providing updated information on the locations of such facilities and personnel.

Chicago Politician Requests Child-raping UN Troops ... in America

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Chicago Politician Requests Child-raping UN Troops ... in America
Under the guise of stopping “gun violence” and “genocide,” a fringe County Commissioner in Cook County, Illinois, went to New York City to request that the United Nations deploy “peacekeeping” troops in Chicago. Seriously. These would be the same ruthless soldiers who have come under fire around the world for systemic rape of childrenspreading deadly diseases, murdering unarmed protestersoverthrowing elected leaderswaging war on Africans who did not want to live under a Soviet-backed dictator, and countless other atrocities — especially atrocities targeting black people, and always perpetrated with impunity.
Of course, the dictators club known as the UN has no legal power to deploy its scandal-plagued forces in America, and most Americans, armed with hundreds of millions of weapons, would be unlikely to accept such an abusdity. But the fact that such a ludicrous request would even be contemplated, particularly by an elected official, highlights a number of major problems that threaten liberty and the nation itself. At the top of the list of those problems is the sort of dangerous ignorance of some voters and their politicians that would consider inviting child-raping foreign troops — many of them loyal to mass-murdering Communist and Islamic dictators — on to American soil to keep the peace.

In a tacit acknowledgment that he is incapable of doing the job voters elected him to do — and perhaps an indication that he believes his constituents are incapable of governing themselves — Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin began calling for UN troops in Chicago this week. “I’m hoping to appeal to the UN to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence, and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peacekeeping efforts, because I think it’s so critical for us to make sure that these neighborhoods are safe,” Boykin was quoted as saying while waiting for his flight to New York on Thursday.
Boykin, who has been living off taxpayer largess since he was a child and appears to have been employed by government in some capacity for virtually his entire career, claimed “leaders” in Chicago and Cook County had “failed” to protect their communities from violent crime. And so, since local officials seem to be incapable of providing even basic services despite some of the highest taxes in America, the far-left activist believes the UN — an organization dominated by oppressive governments, many of which murder and torture their own subjects with impunity — could do a better job providing security. That speaks volumes about Boykin and those who elected him.  
“There is a quiet genocide taking place in too many of our communities,” Boykin said, without noting that the UN and Planned Parenthood have for generations displayed a passion for reducing the number of black people in the world. “Eighty percent of those who are being killed by gun violence are African American, and often killed at the hands of another African American. So we must protect these population groups, and that’s what the United Nations does. They’re a peacekeeping force. They know all about keeping the peace, and so we’re hopeful that they’ll hear our appeal.”
In reality, the UN's “peacekeeping” schemes have resulted in the widespread rape and killing of black people all over the world by UN forces. The UN's first major “peace” mission, for example, involved bombing and slaughtering civilians in Katanga, who had declared independence to avoid living under a barbarous Soviet-backed dictator, until they were brutally massacred into submission. The horrifying ordeal featured UN war planes bombing hospitals, UN troops bayoneting young children, and a wide range of other well-documented atrocities perpetrated against civilians. A documentary about it can be seen here.  
Unfortunately, since then, the UN's “peacekeeping” track-record has not improved. In a UN-occupied town in the Ivory Coast, for example, a recent survey by Save the Children revealed that eight out of 10 underage girls admitted to being regularly raped and sexually abused by UN troops. The elected, Christian president of that nation was later overthrown by savage UN-backed jihadists who butchered thousands of innocent Christians with machetes to install a totalitarian Muslim central banker — and all that after the Ivorian Supreme Court ruled that the Christian won the election.
Boykin, though, seems oblivious to the reality, saying “every avenue,” including UN peacekeepers in America, must be explored.  “They’ve been able to help in places like Africa and abroad, where they’ve sent troops in and sent forces in to help protect minority and vulnerable populations, and so quite frankly I think the same can be said for here in Chicago,” he said, sparking instant national ridicule after the news was featured on the Drudge Report. “I’m talking about physical security. I’m also talking about maybe suggestions for what we can do in Chicago to help protect our minority populations. We’re being, again, decimated by the violence that we see here in Chicago. I mean this is really a genocide, and we have to do something to stop it.”
Ironically, the UN regularly praises and promotes genocidal dictators responsible for exterminating black minority groups. Just recently, the UN World Health Organization tried to install mass-murdering Marxist tyrant Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador,” despite his genocidal campaign to exterminate Ndebele people in the Southern region of the country using mass murder and terror. Before that, the UN almost appointed genocidal Sudanese dictator Omar Bashir, an Arab famous for trying to exterminate local black populations, on its discredited, dictator-dominated UN “Human Rights Council.”
As Boykin admitted, though, the overwhelming majority of those being murdered in Chicago are being murdered by fellow black people, typically in gang warfare. As such, the violence in Chicago — which is very mild, by international standards — does not come close to meeting the UN's definition of genocide. According to the UN, genocide involves “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group.” It is true that the UN and Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger wanted to reduce the number of black people, by their own admission. Indeed, UN agencies have even been caught involuntarily sterilizing African women under the guise of a “vaccine” program. But the UN's publicly stated belief that there are too many Africans on the planet is not relevant to crime in Chicago.
Boykin blasted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel — Obama's infamous minion who famously declared that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste” — for touting the fact that the number of people shot and killed in the city is down. “Let me tell you, we’ve had over 600 people killed by gun violence already this year alone,” Boykin said. “That is a huge number.” In his community of Austin, there were 450 people shot, include 80 killed, just this year, Boykin added. “And so we have to do more to protect these communities, and that’s what we’re going to do,” he said without offering serious solutions.
Unlike most Americans, who appreciate self-governance and seek to deal with local problems at the local level, Boykin implied that he and his colleagues in local government were not capable of dealing with the problems plaguing their local communities. “If we can’t get it done here with the leaders of the city, the state, and the county working together to utilize their budgets to help protect these communities, then I have to appeal to a higher authority, and a higher force,” Boykin said, implying that the dictators club, which according to its own charter has no authority over the internal affairs of member states, was somehow a “higher authority” than even the federal government established by We The People.
Boykin also appears to be ignorant of how the United States measures up against the rest of the world. In Chicago, which has among the strictest gun-control regimes in America, there are around 15 or 16 murders per 100,000. That is very high, of course, especially when compared to the less than 5 murders per 100,000 in the rest of the United States, where guns are much more accessible and far less regulated than in Chicago. And so, by comparing it to other U.S. communities, Chicago does seem to be completely out of control.
But in comparison with other nations ruled by the UN member states that would be sending troops, both Chicago and the United States seem like an oasis of peace. El Salvador, for example, which has strict gun control, has more than 80 murders per 100,000. In 2015, the nation had more than 100 murders per 100,000 people. In Venezuela, meanwhile, where the UN helped the socialist dictator disarm the law-abiding civilian population, there has been an explosion of violence, now up to about 90 murders per 100,000 — some 500 percent higher than the murder rate of Chicago. Honduras and other nations in the hemisphere have similar numbers. South Africa, that continent's most developed nation, has an average murder rate that is almost ten times higher than the United States.   
If Boykin feels incapable of dealing with the local problems he was elected to deal with, rather than advocating for potentially hostile, child-raping UN troops in America, he should resign from his lucrative taxpayer-funded post. But if he is serious about dealing with local problems, a good starting point would be to totally re-structure the local education system to, at the very least, teach children to read and quit dumbing down and indoctrinating children in those communities. Instead of demonizing and handcuffing police, which Boykin often does, allowing cops to do their job would be helpful. Promoting morality and family would help matters, too. It seems, though, that Boykin is not really interested in solving local issues. His constituents should take note.

FIGHTING WILD YOUNG GENERATIONS DOES NOT BRING THEM TO PEACE- IT CREATES MORE WAR: A decade into Mexico's deadly drug war, lawmakers give the military more power

 Mexican military Soldiers during the 2016 Independence Day military parade in Mexico City's main square. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press) Kate Linthicum Kate LinthicumContact Reporter Thousands of protesters marched against it. Hundreds of human rights groups implored lawmakers to reject it. Even the United Nations warned of its dangers. But on Friday, Mexico’s Congress hastily approved the Law of Internal Security, which gives the military broad new powers and solidifies its central role in the country’s drug war. President Enrique Peña Nieto is expected to sign the legislation despite criticism that it could fuel more violence. In many ways, the measure enshrines into law what has been happening in practice for more than a decade. It was late 2006 when then-President Felipe Calderon launched Mexico’s war on drugs by sending thousands of troops to his home state of Michoacan, where powerful cartels were battling for turf.

Military officers were regarded as less corrupt than poorly trained local and state police forces, some of whom collaborated with criminal groups, and in the subsequent years many thousands more soldiers and marines were deployed across the country. The strategy has continued under the current president. Military officers patrol streets, operate checkpoints and detain suspects. But all this time, the military hasn’t had legal authority to carry out law enforcement inside Mexico’s borders. The new law formally allows the president to deploy federal troops for military operations inside Mexico without the approval of Congress. The deployments are for up to one year but can be extended as many times as necessary. The law also defines domestic law enforcement as a national defense issue, meaning information about military operations could be classified as secret. Human rights advocates say that instead of solidifying the presence of armed forces on Mexican streets, lawmakers should focus on initiatives to strengthen and professionalize Mexico’s civilian police forces. “Soldiers should not be out patrolling city streets trying to investigate and prevent crimes,” said Maureen Meyer of the think tank Washington Office on Latin America. “Those are tasks for well-trained, professionalized police forces and a functional justice system.”

 Protesters marching in several large demonstrations against the law in recent weeks have pointed to the military’s role in rights violations, including documented cases of soldiers raping, torturing and carrying out execution-style killings. There are also questions over the army’s failure to stop the disappearance of 43 students near a military base in 2014. Between January 2012 and August 2016, there were 5,541 complaints of human rights violations against the armed forces registered with the National Human Rights Commission. Only about 6% of those complaints resulted in criminal trials. José María Tapia Franc, a senator from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, said he voted for the law “to give certainty to the armed forces." “It is absolutely false that this law is the militarization of the country,” he said in a radio interview Friday. “The focus is on supporting local forces." He said he wondered what critics of the law would do “if overnight the armed forces returned to their barracks and left the population unprotected?” But critics of the new law question whether it will actually be effective at reducing violence. Eleven years into the drug war, Mexico is on track to record more homicides in 2017 than in any year since authorities began publishing statistics 20 years ago. Officials say 2,371 homicide investigations were opened in October, making it Mexico’s most murderous month on record.

 The explosion in violence comes in part as a result of the military’s “kingpin strategy.” One by one, powerful drug lords, including Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, have been taken into custody or killed. While some security analysts say federal forces helped stop Mexico from being completely overtaken by drug cartels, the strategy also unleashed a wave of bloodshed as would-be kingpins fought for control of the cartels. “The military’s role has proven to be catastrophic,” said Alejandro Madrazo, a researcher at the Center for Economic Investigation and Teaching think tank. “It has only exacerbated the violence, and this new law will exacerbate it further.” The law drew criticism from three former special rapporteurs of the United Nations, along with the Conference of Mexican Bishops, the directors of several of Mexico’s top research institutes, and other national and international groups. A statement issued Thursday by the U.N. high commissioner for human rights warned that the law gives too much power to the military, and without the necessary civilian checks and balances. “We are concerned that the bill gives the armed forces a leadership and coordination role in certain circumstances, rather than limiting their role to aiding and assisting civilian authorities,” the statement said. Jaime Cárdenas, a law professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, said it also gives too much power to the president. “The executive has no counterweights,” he tweeted, calling the new law “a coup d'état.”

Matthew 12:25

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:



Description/achievement of initiative

The United Smart Cities program was jointly initiated by UNECE and other industrial partners. Key areas are urban mobility, sustainable housing, clean energy, waste management and ICT. Its objectives are as follows: a) Decrease vulnerability of cities to urban migration, demographic changes, environmental degradation and climate change b) Reduce carbon footprint of cities c) Enhance the quality of life for inhabitants d) Improve the environmental quality of the cities e) Establish public-private partnerships (PPPs)
Implementation methodologies

The program aims to examine the concept of a smart city in different geographical contexts, develop and establish Smart City indicators, establish partnership and cooperation for action, promote exchange of best practices and knowledge transfer on sustainable urban development, including “smart cities” and scale up the concept of smart cities and create a multiplier effect.In the absence of a universally accepted tool for assessing the smartness of cities, the program will develop and employ a profiling tool that brings together research and thinking in several institutions on the subject for assessing a city’s comparative ratings in several areas. The central part of the project is therefore to develop smart city profiles based on a set of development indicators using the Smart City PROFILES approach. This methodology was elaborated and tested by EAA (12 participating cities across 5 core areas of activity in urban development). The PROFILES contain specific policy recommendations for “smartening” the cities. The analyzed indicators and the prepared city profiles give a full and detailed picture of the characteristics and special features of cities and are reproduced by other cities. The next stages are measuring results and data from pilot cities and develop “smart product packages” suitable for cities on certain characteristics/development level. The steps of the program can be summarized as follows:• Formal request of relevant city or national government to UNECE.• Establishment of international/local experts’ team put together by UNECE and OiER• Establish PPPs – financing of the project.• The Study/ Smart City PROFILE – A strategic analysis of the entire city development and management in cooperation with the city/municipal authorities. For the preparation of the city PROFILE, missions to the relevant city/municipal authorities are undertaken and conducted by representatives from UNECE together with the team of experts. • Distribution of the city PROFILE publication published by UN jointly with the project partners.• Follow-up of city action plans and annual reviews of their implementation. Support to the cities by project partners of technical assistance.• The program offers City seminars after the study has been carried out to discuss strategies, implementation and the recommendations given by the international/local expert team.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

The Program will address barriers to bringing efficient urban planning and technological solutions to urban issues. The objective is to build capacities at the local levels by establishing city organizing committees (COC) to identify highest priority areas for setting the target cities on a path to transformation within the areas of:1. Energy and resource conservation2. Access to basic infrastructure and services such as water and sanitation systems 3. Waste management and recycling 4. Transportation solutions 5. Construction and sustainable/affordable housing 6. Harnessing of information technology 7. Sustainable economic development through generation of smart business opportunities8. Health and social services. Leading global technology corporations in ten USC sub-sectors will be selected as main private sector partners. In that capacity they will provide technical and financial inputs as well as expertise into the profiling and assessment of cities, formulation and analysis of investment projects that will introduce new technology solutions for overcoming weaknesses and closing gaps. This program has several development aspects within the selected areas. There is also a geographical development component when it comes to the coverage of developing countries, medium income countries and economies in transition. In this context, the Executing Agencies will build capacities in the target countries/cities for establishing top level Organizing Committees in each city to ensure that:• Inputs of all relevant bodies in the city structure are included.• There is coordination among local authorities and local businesses.• Local resources are integrated.• The participating cities and municipals are supported in planning and managing capabilities in order to facilitate the implement the USC process.
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

United Smart Cities is a multi-stakeholder project coordinated, governed and implemented by the Organization for International Relations (OiER) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). Project management is shared between the UNECE office in Geneva and the OiER Secretariat in Vienna. A central part of the project is the development of smart city profiles based on a set of development indicators. The profiles contain specific policy recommendations for "smartening" the cities. Procedural steps for the preparation of city profiles, in cooperation with the participating cities, are thoroughly monitored. The procedure is as follows: Request from relevant city or government to UNECE, team of international and local experts are established, collection of data (research mission) and distribution of city profile publications by UNECE. The project will work to establish linkages between the public and the private sector and develop cross-sector partnerships to ensure a sustainable and long-term development of Smart Cities. OiER is also coordinating the funding mechanisms from the public and private sector. The City Organizing Committee (COC) is the primary counterpart for all project activities and the most important requirement for successful program implementation. The COC is a multi-stakeholder alliance of important organizations from the city administration, private sector, relevant government departments, citizens´, environmental groups, consumer groups, finance sector etc. The City Authorities and other stakeholders contribute to the implementation of activities.- UNECE and OiER: Consultations with municipals authorities and stakeholders, select pilot cities, workshops and seminars, project presentations, communication, policy guidelines.- UNECE: publication of studies- OiER: Bringing in industry partners to the 12 urban sectors. Establish a platform for exchange of lessons learned and best practice. Involvement, facilitation and implementation of the Private Sector participation and PPPs, financial mechanism for smart urban solutions, development of project documents, and identification of smart city financing mechanisms.- EAA and TU: Development of city profiles methodology with indicators for the evaluation of smart city practices elaborated and shared with partners.- EAA: Indicators management.- UN-Habitat: Technical innovations, sustainable urban planning.

Multi-stakeholder project initiated by UNECE and OiER in cooperation with EAA, RICS, UN-Habitat and ISOCARP
August 2018
Standardized methodology (indicators) for profiling cities, identifying areas of action for improving their smartness and assessing the impact of actions on the city.
Goal 6
6.b - Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Goal 7
7.a - By 2030, enhance international cooperation to facilitate access to clean energy research and technology, including renewable energy, energy efficiency and advanced and cleaner fossil-fuel technology, and promote investment in energy infrastructure and clean energy technology 
Goal 8
8.3 - Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services
Goal 9
9.4 - By 2030, upgrade infrastructure and retrofit industries to make them sustainable, with increased resource-use efficiency and greater adoption of clean and environmentally sound technologies and industrial processes, with all countries taking action in accordance with their respective capabilities 
9.a - Facilitate sustainable and resilient infrastructure development in developing countries through enhanced financial, technological and technical support to African countries, least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States 
Goal 11
11.3 - By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries 
11.6 - By 2030, reduce the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, including by paying special attention to air quality and municipal and other waste management
11.b - By 2020, substantially increase the number of cities and human settlements adopting and implementing integrated policies and plans towards inclusion, resource efficiency, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, resilience to disasters, and develop and implement, in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, holistic disaster risk management at all levels 
11.c - Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
Goal 13
13.b - Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth and local and marginalized communities

* Acknowledging that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international,
intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.
Goal 17
Finance -
Technology -
Capacity-Building -
17.9 - Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
Systemic issues - Policy and Institutional coherence
17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries 
17.17 - Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships 

Matthew 10:23

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.


Isaiah 13: 9-18

Behold, the day of the Lord cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.
11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.
12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.
13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the Lord of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.
14 And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.
15 Every one that is found shall be thrust through; and every one that is joined unto them shall fall by the sword.
16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled, and their wives ravished.
17 Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, which shall not regard silver; and as for gold, they shall not delight in it.
18 Their bows also shall dash the young men to pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children.

Psalm 137

137 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
How shall we sing the Lord's song in a strange land?
If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
Remember, O Lord, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.

1 Corinthians 1:27

27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;

A Woman's Beauty is one of those foolish things.


Song of Judith

Judith said: Begin to praise my God with drums; sing to the Lord with cymbals. Adapt a psalm for him; lift up your praise, and call upon his name. 
The Lord is a God who crushes wars. He rescued me from the hand of my oppressors, and brought me into his camp in the midst of his people. 
The Assyrian came from the mountains in the north; he came with tens of thousands of his warriors; their crowd of people blocked the ravines, and their cavalry covered the hills. 
He bragged that he would burn my territory, kill my young men with the sword, throw my infants to the ground, take my children as slaves, and rape my virgins. 
But the Lord Almighty overthrew them by the hand of a woman. 
Their leader didn't fall to his knees because of young men, nor did the sons of the Titans strike him down, nor did the tall giants assault him. But Judith, Merari's daughter, paralyzed him with her beauty. 
She took off her widow's clothing to lift up the oppressed in Israel. She put perfume on her face, 
tied a headband around her hair, and put on a linen gown to trick him. 
Her sandal captured his eyes; her beauty captured his heart, and the sword sliced through his neck. 
The Persians trembled at her daring, and the Medes were troubled by her boldness. 
Then my humbled ones shouted loudly; my weak ones cried out, they lifted up their voices, and the enemies were overthrown. 
Sons of mere girls stabbed them and wounded them like the children of deserters. They perished before my Lord's army. 
I will sing to my God a new song. Lord, you are great and glorious, marvelous in strength never to be outdone. 
May all of your creation serve you; you spoke, and they came into being. You sent forth your spirit and it shaped them; there is no one who can resist your voice. 
The mountains will be shaken from their foundations with the waters; rocks will melt like wax before you. Yet you will show mercy to those who fear you. 
The pleasant fragrance of all offerings is a small thing to you, and the fat of all entirely burned offerings means even less to you. But those who fear the Lord are great forever. 

How terrible it will be for those nations who rise up against my people. The Lord Almighty will take vengeance upon them on the Judgment Day. He will send fire and worms into their flesh, and they will weep forever with the pain.

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