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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2010 FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 3
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UK: 2.5 Million trashcans contain spy chips that track the weight of trash thrown away by citizens, with the intention of a tax on waste that exceeds the allotments. Too bad they can’t tax politicians for the waste they create in government. Daily Mail 2010 Mar 5 (Cached)
US: Local governments, instead of trying to eliminate illegal aliens, are encouraging them to participate in the census, because larger numbers will quality for more seats in Congress and more federal funding. For these politicians, greed is stronger than patriotism. Fox News 2010 Mar 4 (Cached)
UK: Jail cells will be set up in supermarkets and town centers for petty criminals to speed up processing. The police at these cells will fingerprint, collect DNA, and photograph suspects, as well as issue fines on the spot. Daily Mail 2010 Mar 4 (Cached)
Report shows that 1 in 3 killed in Pakistan by U.S. drone attacks are civilians. The military calls that collateral damage. Prison Planet 2010 Mar 4 (Cached)
Arizona closes 13 of its 18 highway rest stops because of budget pinch. Now the legislature is using this as an excuse for raising taxes. Collectivists in the government won’t allow private operators to open these stops because, heaven forbid, they might make a profit from selling snacks. Travelers are mad, and the Governor is appealing for privatization. NY Times Mar 4 (Cached)
Al Gore is to be awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Tennessee. A poll, posted in response to this news shows that 3% think he deserves the honor. 96% say he does not. What a change a year has made. Knoxville News 2010 Mar 4 (Cached)
US: Now we know how the banks are obtaining the money to re-pay TARP. They are not getting it from operating surplus or stock sales. They are selling warrants, which are contracts that give buyers the future right to buy stock at a stated price – in this case, a price that seems low in terms of past prices but high in terms of continuing losses. Warrants are derivatives, and those who purchase them are gambling, not investing. It is not unreasonable to wonder if whoever is buying them might be privately assured that they will be bailed out by the government and the Federal Reserve if their gamble should sour. We shall be looking at that possibility and report what we find. Yahoo News 2010 Mar 4 (Cached)
Obama says he will cut $100 million from the budget, and that sounds big; but when compared to the entire budget, it is like a grain of sand removed from the beach. Here, using pennies on a coffee table to show relative sizes, a young videomaker graphically shows the reality. wimp.com 2010 Mar 3
UK: Government launches campaign to require restaurants to make french-fries thicker to reduce fat content. This, they say, will combat obesity. In a collectivist system, there is no detail of life too small to avoid regulation. Daily Mail 2010 Mar 3 (Cached)
US: Coffee-Cup movement receives boost from mainstream media as an alternative to the Tea Party movement. It is a classic example of controlled opposition. The organizer has been exposed as a former operative for the Obama campaign, and her only goal is to rebuild support for the Democrat Party. Prison Planet 2010 Mar 3 (Cached)
UK: The first people to refuse naked full-body scans at airport security are two Muslim women. They did not object to other security measures but rejected the scans for religious and medical reasons. They were not allowed to fly. Daily Mail 2010 Mar 3 (Cached)
US: 100% of the fish tested from 291 streams across the country now are contaminated with mercury. More than 66% have levels above the EPA safety limit for humans. The study blames pine forests, wooded wetlands, and run-off from mines.
Natural News 2010 Mar 3 (Cached)
US: Secret document revealed that describes a federal plan to acquire 13.5 million acres of land to add to the 650 million acres it already controls, bringing the total to about 30% of all land in America. The document says Obama can do this without approval of people living in those areas by declaring it will prevent economic development and, thereby, curb global warming. The document also says it will benefit such animals as coyotes, badgers, grouse, chickens and lizards. That this is the UN’s “Agenda 21” to further trash the American economy and bring a once-free and independent nation to its knees – all in the name of environmentalism. Washington Times 2010 Mar 2 (Cached)
While the United Nations talks incessantly about women’s rights, it hypocritically has banned lawsuits for sexual harassment and abuse within the UN itself, notably within the “peacekeeping” forces and upper management. Canada Free Press 2010 Mar 3 (Cached)
Santa Clara county in Northern California sues drug company GlaxoSmithKline over withheld data about the dangers of its diabetes drug Avandia, which increases risk of heart attack. The county says the company violated state false-advertising statutes and added: “GSK’s unlawful conduct has cost patients, their insurers, and government payors millions of dollars, and it has caused needless suffering to thousands of Californians. This is precisely the sort of corporate malfeasance that California law prohibits.” AP 2010 Mar 2 (Cached)
German family is granted political asylum in Tennessee, due to government persecution in Germany for home-schooling, which is illegal there. The parents believe in a fundamental right to teach their children as they see fit, and they disagree with the values taught in government schools schools. Yahoo News 2010 Mar 2 (Cached)
Bill Gates speaks to elitist group and advocates the use of abortion, health care, and vaccines to reduce population. Read that again. Health care and vaccines to reduce population? You now are in the Reality Zone. InfoWars 2010 March 1 (Cached)
Study finds weed killer de-masculinizes 75% of male frogs and turns 10% of them into females. This may explain the global decline in frog populations. Concern has been raised for similar effects on humans. Don’t worry. The manufacturer, a producer of GMO seeds, says it is safe. CNN 2010 March 1 (Cached)
Argentinean couple shoot their children and themselves from despair over the myth of man-made global warming. Such is the power of propaganda. InfoWars 2010 March 1 (Cached)
US: Senator Inhofe calls for a criminal investigation of climate scientists who manipulated and hid data. Those to be investigated call the measure a “McCarthyite witch hunt.” As the saying goes: If you have no defense, attack. Guardian 2010 Mar 1 (Cached)
US: Sheriff Mack explains why county sheriffs may be America’s best hope for restoring the American Republic and he gives examples of how it can be done. This could be the beginning of something really big. YouTube Posted 2010 Mar 1
UK: Ready for this? Government study finds use of green fuels to be more environmentally destructive than fossil fuels. One reason is that many bio fuels produce as many pollutants as fossil fuels. Another is that natural forests must be burned and cleared to make way for bio fuel plantations.
Times Online 2010 Mar 1 (Cached)
Gardasil victims and medical doctors speak out about the dangerous vaccine. Once you see this, you will better understand what Bill Gates means when he advocates using vaccines to reduce population. [See Gates story on March 1.] NCOW 2010 Feb 28 (Cached)
Obama signs one-year extension of the so-called Patriot Act. Provisions in the measure would have expired without his signature. His supporters, who demanded elimination of this un-Constitutional legislation, are still waiting for the promised “change”. AP 2010 Feb 28 (Cached)
UK: Government wants dog owners to take a “competence test” to prove they are qualified to own pets. Purchase of insurance already is required for “dangerous breeds.” If only there were a competency test for lawmakers.
Daily Mail 2010 Feb 28 (Cached)
US: House Speaker Pelosi says the GOP is attempting to hijack the Tea Party movement. [She is right on that.] She also says the movement has common ground with the Democrat Party. [How wrong she is on that.] Both parties are burned out and would like to capture the Tea Party fervor. Comcast 2010 Feb 28 (Cached)
US: Supreme Court to hear crucial gun-rights case. The Court previously ruled that the 2nd Amendment guarantees citizens in Washington DC (which is federal property) to have personal firearms. Now the same question will be decided for citizens outside DC. Those who wrote the Constitution intended this right for citizens in all the states, but the collectivists who now control the government have different views. We will watch this carefully and report result.
Yahoo News Posted 2010 Feb 27 (Cached)
Colorado State University imposes gun ban, but County Sheriff James Alderden refuses to enforce it, will not book anyone into his jail for not complying, and will testify on their behalf in court. He says a gun ban would prevent students and teachers from defending themselves and make them easy targets for armed criminals who would ignore the ban. In America, the sheriff’s power supersedes that of police. Alderden is an exemplary model for county sheriffs everywhere. The Gazette Posted 2010 Feb 27 (Cached)
Utah Governor signs into law a bill that claims total state control over firearms and ammunition production and sales within the state’s borders. This is a direct challenge to federal encroachment into this area. The nullification movement continues to gain ground. Senate Site Posted 2010 Feb 27 (Cached)