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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2009 DECEMBER 19 – 25
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China: Dissident writer sentenced to 11 years for “subversion of state power.” He had told his readers not to confuse love of country with love of government. Very subversive thought, indeed. Washington Post 2009 Dec 25 (Cached)
US: At the first Christmas Eve session since 1895, Senate passes health care bill along a party-line vote. Now the House and Senate bills must be reconcilled after the Holidays. The collectivist steam roller is in motion. NY Times 2009 24 (Cached)
US: Obamacare will cost middle-class families $15,000 a year for mandatory coverage, and there is an incentive for employers to drop employees’ insurance, which will push even more people into the government program. This is an economic train wreck in the making and yet another attack on the middle class. InfoWars 2009 Dec 23 (Cached)
Prescription drugs cause more deaths than both heroin and cocaine. Natural News 2009 Dec 23 (Cached)
US: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac CEO’s are scheduled to receive $4 to $6 million dollars in bonuses – with the approval of friends in the Treasury Department. Fannie and Freddie previously were bailed out with $111 billion of taxpayer money. AP 2009 Dec 23 (Cached)
US: Government reports 3,777 soldiers killed in Gulf War, but real number was close to 73,000. That’s 2000% higher. Here is how the numbers were manipulated. OpEdNews 2009 Dec 22 (Cached)
US: Former head of CDC is hired as President of the $5 billion vaccine division of Merck Pharmaceutical. Another example of the “revolving door” that moves people from health regulatory agencies into lucrative careers with Big Pharma. The possibilities for corruption are unlimited.
Natural News 2009 Dec 22 (Cached)
US: Jobless toll is draining state unemployment-compensation funds. 25 states are are borrowing from the federal government and the rest soon will follow. That means more federal control over states and further inflation. Washington Post 2009 Dec 22 (Cached)
US: Lobby spending reached an all-time high of
$3.3 billion dollars in 2008 and is expected to be even more in 2009. All of that comes from corporations and special-interest groups seeking laws to legally plunder taxpayers — in the name of the greater good of society, of course. The name of that game is Collectivism. CBS 2009 Dec 22 (Cached)
New research: Natural exposure to everyday germs may protect kids from disease as adults.
Natural News 2009 Dec 21 (Cached)
UK: Christmas display of live reindeer is cancelled by health and safety officials because they said it MIGHT snow and, if it did, someone attending the display MIGHT slip and fall! Collectivism gone amuck! Daily Mail 2009 Dec 21 (Cached)
Schwarzenegger says California is on fast track for cap-and-trade and carbon-emission-reduction laws to take effect in 2012. Neighboring states are poised to follow suit. Most people have no clue of what hardship lies in store for them because of these measures. InfoWars 2009 Dec 21 (Cached)
Over 500 Internet entries showing that global warming is not man-made were erased by an administrator of Wikipedia who is a Green Peace activist. This Internet encyclopedia has become a propaganda organ for the global-warming myth and other collectivist agendas. WND 2009 Dec 21 (Cached)
Goldman Sachs threatens to move its UK managers to Spain if the government applies a “super tax” on their bonuses. If they leave the country, the government would lose over 1 billion pounds in tax revenue. Does the word extortion seem appropriate? On the other hand, taxing some citizens at a rate different from others is not equality under law. BusinessWeek 2009 Dec 21 (Cached)
US: States can reject federal health care under the 10th Amendment (state sovereignty), and Arizona is leading the way. It remains to be seen how states can prevent the federal government from taxing citizens for the program even if they reject it. Nevertheless, this is a positive sign of awakening and resistance. CFP 2009 Dec 21 (Cached)
Copenhagen: China agrees to international verification of carbon emissions but says its participation will be voluntary — which means it will not comply. Obama, on the other hand, has committed the U.S. to Cap & Trade and industry-smashing cuts in emissions no matter what other nations do. Remember, this is about political power, not climate. Washington Post 2009 Dec 20 (Cached)
Alex Jones delivers a excellent summary of the wins and losses for freedom at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and a look at the next phase of the battle against the New World Order.
InfoWars Posted 2009 Dec 19
US: Farmers win $2 million against German-based Bayer company (CropScience) for contaminating natural rice with genetically engineered rice. No punitive damages were awarded, and the individuals responsible get off scott-free. Shareholders and insurers absorb the cost.
Bloomberg Posted 2009 Dec 19 (Cached)
US: Banks continue to fail with little media attention. The FDIC expects losses from bank failures to reach $100 billion over the next four years. Faltering commercial real estate could make it much worse. My Way Posted 2009 Dec 19 (Cached)