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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2011 JANUARY 22 – 28
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Egypt: People are rioting over poverty, unemployment, rising food costs, and other effects of collectivism. Some internet and phone communications have been disabled. [The mobs demand “change” but have no concept of a better way, so all they are likely to get is a new leader as bad or worse than the old.] Yahoo 2011 Jan 28 (Cached)
US: Food prices are increasing at an alarming rate. Wheat has risen 11% in the last 7 days. Corn is up 94% since June. [The expanding money supply and other warning signs are clear: double-digit inflation is very near. Do you still have your savings in dollars?] Economic Collapse 2011 Jan 28 (Cached)
US: Monsanto wins again. Dept. of Agriculture has fully deregulated GE (genetically engineered) alfalfa. Now it can be grown anywhere. [It already is known that GE alfalfa will contaminate other plants, including organic alfalfa. That will kill the organic alfalfa industry and cripple alfalfa exports, because many countries have banned GE crops. It will also be a blow to the organic meat and dairy industry. The case now will go back to the courts but, meanwhile, the irreversible damage will be done.] DesMoinesRegister 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
A California community announces it no longer will accept cash in payment of utility bills – to protect against terrorists, of course. [This may seem like a small matter, but collectivists want to eliminate cash completely so all financial transactions can be traced by credit card or check. This is a small but definite step toward that goal.] Prison Planet 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
An academic study finds social networking, instead of bringing friends together, creates mutual isolation networks that detach people from meaningful interactions and make them less human.
Natural News 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
Himalayan glaciers are not melting because of global warming, according to new study from Universities of California and Potsdam. Instead, they are advancing. Last year, the UN claimed the Himalayan glaciers would completely disappear by the year 2035. Telegraph 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
US: Grocery prices have shot up over 50% faster than the official rate of inflation. [In other words, the official rate of inflation is not accurate. It should be increased by 50% – or more.]
Natural News 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
US: Virginia State House of Delegates passes the ‘Intrastate Commerce Act’ to nullify any federal regulation of economic activity that is entirely within the state. [This is very good news. Collectivists have used a tortured interpretation of the commerce clause in the US Constitution to justify virtually unlimited federal power over activities within the states. Nullification is a Constitutional way to reverse that trend. Let’s hope other states soon follow suite.] Tenth Amendment Center 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
US: Virginia legislation ends mandatory HPV vaccine for young girls – four years after overwhelmingly approving it.
Natural News 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
US: Social Security now is losing $45 billion dollars per year, and the fund will be completely drained by 2037. [That is the optimistic view. The realistic view is that the fund already is drained because it has no money, just government bonds, which are IOUs. As long as the government is controlled by collectivists from both major parties, Social Security will continue to fall short and, eventually, it will be obvious that the whole system is funded entirely from taxes and inflation. The so-called “fund” is a myth.] Yahoo 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
When a blueberry isn’t even a berry: Imitation blueberries are used in many processed foods and contain no real fruit. Some products that do contain fruit get it from concentrates and add GMO corn syrup and petrochemical colors. [You may hate it, but you need to know.] Delish 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
Southern California desert is home to a $170 million “mock city” the size of downtown San Diego that is used for military war games. It has underground tunnels and 1560 mock buildings. [The military considers urban warfare and control of civilian populations to be a major part of future operations.]
MSNBC 2011 Jan 26 (Cached)
Study of Corexit dispersant used in the Gulf oil-spill looked at how long it takes to degrade but failed to investigate its toxicity. [The primary concern over Corexit never was over how long it would last but what harm it does to living things, including humans.]
Yahoo 2011 Jan 26 (Cached)
US: House Republicans are proposing an audit and funding-cut of subsidies to the United Nations. The US is the largest single “contributor” (dues are mandatory) and pays 22% of its regular budget plus 27% of its so-called peacekeeping operations. [The speeches are good. Now let’s see if they carry through. Why not just get out of the UN completely instead of quibbling over how much it costs?] Yahoo 2011 Jan 25 (Cached)
US: RAND corporation released a study concluding that alternative fuels from corn and other seed oils, waste oils, and algae are of no value to the military and not presently useful to the nation. The recommendation is to re-consider supporting these so-called renewable resources. (Alcohol and hemp were not included in this study – neither of which would negatively affect food production.)
Canada Free Press 2011 Jan 25 (Cached)
China plans new ‘Mega City’ to merge 9 cities together and create a metropolis of 42 million people 26 times larger than London. [This is in compliance with the UN’s Agenda 21, which calls for bringing people out of the countryside, where they can live fairly independently, into cities, where they can be monitored and controlled.] Right Side News 2011 Jan 25 (Cached)
US: Insurance companies sue Bank of America over “massive mortgage fraud” and say that 91% of securitized loans (such as mortgages and auto loans) are misrepresented. ZeroHedge 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
Chicago: Artist selling wares on the street recorded his own arrest and may be sentenced up to 15 years under the Eavesdropping Act, which prohibits photographing or video-recording police officers. DailyMail 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
Tax-exempt organizations that claim to “fight” against genetically modified food are funded by groups that promote GMOs. This is a classic example of controlled opposition.
FarmWars 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
US: House Republicans are preparing a bill to require Internet Service Providers to track all user activity for review by police.
[These are the same politicians who campaigned on behalf of personal rights and privacy and pledged to restore the Constitution. Both major parties are dedicated to collectivism.] CNET 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
Oil-eating bacteria has been released into the Gulf of Mexico to help clean up the BP oil spill. That’s good news. The bad news is that, instead of using natural bacteria, which is harmless to marine life, they released a genetically engineered “super” bacteria that works twice as fast but also is suspected of destroying marine life and possibly posing a health hazard to humans. Natural News 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
US: FEMA and Dept. of Homeland Security are seeking 140 million packets of food, blankets, and body bags. They are especially interested in stockpiling in states adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. [Do you have your emergency supplies yet?]
IntelHub 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
US: Treasury Secretary Geithner threatens Congress that, if the debt ceiling is not raised, default on US debt is imminent, leading to economic chaos. Lifting the ceiling will allow the Fed to create even more money. [Congress will comply. Rampant inflation is on the way along with increased taxation.]
Midas Letter 2011 Jan 23 (Cached)
UN: A $21.7 billion foundation, called the Global Fund, backed by celebrities and hailed as an alternative to the bureaucracy at the UN, has 67% of its budget eaten up by corruption. The money is accounted for with forged documents and bogus bookkeeping, indicating it was pocketed. Donated drugs are sold on the black market.
Fox News 2011 Jan 23 (Cached)
US: Government pledges $1 billion corporate welfare to pharmaceutical companies to help develop new drugs. [Big Pharma is the most profitable industry in the world. With that kind of money, they can buy politicians to plunder taxpayers to deliver even more profits. That’s how collectivism works.] Yahoo 2011 Jan 23 (Cached)
Dutch researchers are promoting the replacement of meat with insects and worms as a way to deal with food shortages that are predicted for the near future. Breitbart 2011 Jan 23 (Cached)
New Mexico: Man is acquitted after filming TSA and police in public area of a New Mexico airport. Video shown here captured the confrontation. Activist Post 2011 Jan 23
Federal Reserve quietly institutes an accounting trick that makes Enron seem virtuous. It now can treat losses as liabilities to the US Treasury. [That means losses will never cause a reduction in capital so long as they carry the liability on their books, which can be forever – or until such time as the Treasury “forgives” the liability, which means, passes it to the taxpayer.]
Economic Policy Journal Posted 2011 Jan 22 (Cached)
US: Researchers at the Dept. of Agriculture knew 2 years ago that pesticides, manufactured by Bayer, are related to bee-colony collapse. A leaked document reveals that the EPA (which approved the pesticide) also knew about its destructive nature. [If anyone has any doubts about corruption in government, this proves that these agencies operate in the interests of the companies they supposedly regulate instead of the citizens who fund their paychecks.]
Grist 2011 Posted Jan 22 (Cached)
US: Dept. of Agriculture says it poisoned thousands of starlings in a recent bird die-off in South Dakota. They say, altogether, they have killed over 4 million birds in an operation named ‘Bye Bye Blackbird’. [Officially this was in response to a farmer’s complaint that the birds were defecating in his feed meal. Another explanation was that it was done to protect human health. The media did not challenge these explanations.] Natural News Posted 2011 Jan 22 (Cached)
Russia will adopt the Universal Electronic Card (National ID) in 2012. It will connect bank accounts, credit cards, bus passes, etc. India and Mexico are scheduled to use Universal National ID cards with biometric features. These will increase government tracking of citizens and also increase the risk of identity theft. SingularityHub Posted 2011 Jan 22 (Cached)
Reports and commentaries that look beyond the news to identify historical facts and trends that must be understood to place the news into perspective. This is our “think-tank” section that makes it possible to anticipate future events.
US: Analysis: Banks claim to be making a profit, but that is a bookkeeping trick. In spite of continuing foreclosures and bad loans, banks are reducing loan-loss reserves. Heck, who needs to put money aside for losses when you can get a government bailout from the taxpayers? So, take the money that will be needed to cover next month’s losses and declare them as today’s profits – and pay bonuses, too. Business Insider Posted 2011 Jan 22 (Cached)
US: 2012 will be dubbed the year of youth, if Young Americans for Liberty have their way. More than just enthusiasm, they have the understanding as well. Worth supporting. YouTube Posted 2011 Jan 22. Here is their website link: www.yaliberty.org
Texas: Activist confronts Austin Chief Sustainability Officer as she confirms that the UN’s Agenda 21 program, which she supports, calls for reducing the population by 85%. She laughs when the issue is raised and says she is not concerned about that aspect of the program. [This is only one official out of thousands just like her in positions of government authority around the country, but be assured that she represents the norm, not the exception. These people are dead serious.] YouTube 2011 Jan 16
Goldnomics: the value difference between cash and gold bullion. [You probably know most of this, but it is a good idea to take a refresher course from time to time.] YouTube Posted 2011 Jan 15
When the enemies of freedom cannot hide or deny the truth, their disinformation agents proclaim it boldly but mix it with questionable or offensive claims so people will recoil from the whole, like mixing garbage with groceries to stink up the bag and cause us to throw out the good with the bad. News items in this section may be in that category.
US: A Congressional panel finds that the financial crisis occurred because government officials, the Fed, and Wall Street ignored warning signs and failed to properly manage risks. The panel is referring cases to the Department of Justice to look into possible criminal prosecution. [This is classic controlled opposition. First, there likely will be no prosecutions of the people who were most responsible, because they have too many friends in high positions. Second, the panel concluded that there is nothing wrong with the the financial system itself, including the power of the Federal Reserve, only with the people who run it. However, until the banking cartel called the Federal Reserve is abolished and the nation returns to sound money based on gold or silver, the problem will never be solved. This theater of investigating, deliberating, debating, and finger-pointing merely serves to perpetuate the system and keep the public from considering an alternative.] Yahoo 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)
Carnegie Institution praises Genghis Khan because he killed so many people that the Earth began to revert back to a primitive state of forestation, and that was the “green” thing to do! [This is what the depopulation supporters are advocating today, which may be the reason for this so-called study. It’s pure propaganda with no science behind it. By the way, humans cause less than a fraction of 1% of greenhouse gases.] Mother Nature Network 2011 Jan 24 (Cached)
EU Times story on “toxic-oil spill rains” correctly spotlights damage from the Gulf-oil spill but makes claims that cannot be substantiated, thus, undermining genuine concerns.
Rense.com Posted 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)