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2010 MAY 15 – 21
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Obama, ignoring Congress completely, has ordered even more strict fuel and emissions standards. Officials claim the new rules will increase the price of each vehicle by “only” $1000, but that is only for very small cars. Midsize cars and trucks will cost much more. The global-warming myth is the alleged excuse for this new attack on the economy.
NY Times 2010 May 21 (Cached)
UK: Police speed-enforcement vans have cameras on the front, back and sides to record driving violations from all directions. The system is widely believed to be a revenue generating scheme rather than for public safety. Daily Mail 2010 May 21 (Cached)
US: Senate passes financial “reform” bill that makes no significant changes to the present system. It does not stop bank bail-outs nor create transparency, and will not prevent a worsening of the financial crisis. [Then why pass a bill at all? Because it sounds good to voters who don’t know any better.]
Washington’s Blog 2010 May 20 (Cached)
California now has the greatest budget deficit of all states. Governor Swarzenegger says he must cut welfare payments. Analysts believe this will force a bail-out from the federal government, because cutting welfare would trigger widespread riots. [The welfare state is slowly morphing into a command economy – Chinese model – and high-tech feudalism. As long as we cling to collectivism, there is no happy ending.] YouTube 2010 May 20
Independent scientists say BP has withheld information and grossly under-reported the size of the Gulf oil spill. Instead of 5,000 barrels per day that BP claimed, it could be at 70,000 barrels. Also, the EPA has told BP to choose a new dispersant, because the one currently used is highly toxic and could destroy more marine life than the oil does. Examiner 2010 May 20 (Cached)
US: Mortgage delinquencies continue to increase. 8 percent of all Americans with a mortgage either have missed at least three months of payments or are in foreclosure. That’s a record high. Yahoo 2010 May 19 (Cached)
Oregon organic farmers are seeking an injunction against Monsanto GMO sugar beets because the pollen from the genetically modified beets is ruining their organic crops. Natural News 2010 May 19 (Cached)
Monsanto is genetically engineering crops to resist the toxic effects of aluminum – to increase crop yield and feed the hungry, of course. [But wait! Aluminum levels in soil and water have never been a problem until the last few years when they started spraying it into the atmosphere supposedly to reduce global warming – which isn’t happening. So why do they continue? If enough aluminum can be dumped on the planet to stunt traditional crops, farmers will have to buy genetically engineered seeds from Monsanto. Hmmm.]
Farm Wars 2010 May 18 (Cached)
Bill Gates’ foundation is funding research in reversible sterilization for men via ultrasound treatments and a male contraceptive pill.
Sovereign Independent 2010 May 18 (Cached)
US: Sears and Kmart goes into the business of buying silver and gold jewelry. They will either pay cash or offer merchandize in return. That’s a smart move and will help people become more conscious of the role of precious metals as real money. Experts say that gold is undervalued and should now be selling at over $2000 and ounce.
Yahoo News 2010 May 17 (Cached)
US: Obama’s Information Czar, Cass Sunstein, says government should ban websites from presenting “conspiracy theories” such as the belief that the JFK assassination involved more than one lone gunman, that global warming is a fraud, and that moderate exposure to sunlight is healthy. [In short, the government wants to control what Americans are allowed to say and even think.]
Prison Planet 2010 May 17 (Cached)
Dutch activist group “Roundup Monsanto” has blocked entry to a Monsanto seed plant. The group wants the company to get out of the seed market and stop trying to patent seeds and living organisms. GM Watch 2010 May 17 (Cached)
Psychiatrists are rewriting their manuals to include a new mental disease called “oppositional defiance disorder” with patterns that include “negativistic, defiant, disobedient and hostile behavior toward authority figures.” [That means anyone who resists government policies could be classified as insane, imprisoned in psychiatric institutions, and drugged against their will.] Natural News 2010 May 17 (Cached)
US: Days after the nation’s largest small-business lobbying group joined a lawsuit challenging Obamacare, the IRS announced a new tax credit that will compensate small businesses for 35% of their health care cost. [In politics, most opposition can be bought off with taxpayers’ money.]
Yahoo News 2010 May 17 (Cached)
IMF chief says the present monetary crisis “is an opportunity” to create a world currency and a global central bank based on the same model as The Federal Reserve. [This is not really news but a reminder that this decades-old master plan is being pursued relentlessly.] Prison Planet 2010 May 17 (Cached)
The UN releases a doomsday prediction that, unless it is given vast power to regulate fishing fleets and establish quotas around the world, the fish will all be gone in 40 years. [Does anyone else smell a fish in this self-serving analysis?] Yahoo 2010 May 17 (Cached)
Research links ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder) to pesticides on fruit and vegetables. Raw Story 2010 May 17 (Cached)
US: House Speaker Pelosi says that struggling creative people, such as musicians and artists, now can quit their non-creative jobs knowing that their health-care will be paid by those who keep working. CNS Posted 2010 May 15 (Cached)
Bill Gates is funding a geo-engineering project to alter climate by spraying chemicals into the atmosphere. Hundreds of organizations are urging governments to ban or at least set safety standards for the experiments, but plans are being rushed ahead to avoid any such limitations. [This type of spraying has been going on covertly for over ten years. Only recently is it appearing in the news.]
FMA Posted 2010 May 15 (Cached)
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US: An excellent 30-minute documentary on the collapse of the dollar and the economy. The film was made 6 months ago, and it is interesting to see how much has already come true. If you want a clear picture of where we are headed, this is it.
YouTube 2009 Posted 2010 May 21
Arizona’s immigration law has hidden features not widely publicized. For example, it opens the door to REAL ID by providing free flowing information to the federal government. MorphCity.com 2010 May 20 (Cached)
FDA approved a rotavirus vaccine for children even after it was discovered it had been contaminated by a harmful pig virus. [Once again, we see how government regulatory agencies become mere fronts for the commercial industries they supposedly regulate.] Natural News 2010 May 20 (Cached)
Australian customs officers now have full access to traveler’s electronic devices – to stop pornography, of course. The Age 2010 May 20 (Cached)
US: Are oil prices set by supply-and-demand or are they manipulated? Unfiltered News 2010 May 17
The Greek Tragedy is a replay of the 2002 economic collapse in Argentina – and is a rehearsal for what is coming in the US, the UK, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Iceland, Ireland, and most of the Western world. Want to know what is going to happen? Here is the well-rehearsed script. Salbuchi/Rense Posted 2010 May 16 (Cached)
Former CIA officer, Robert Steele, explains how citizen activists and bloggers can break the grip of the New World Order. [We don’t agree with all that he says, but his views are thought provoking and worth considering.] YouTube posted 2010 May 15 (Cached)
US: Who is the terrorist? Can you spot him? Your tax dollars at work. Brass Check Posted 2010 May 12
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WHEN EGG CARTONS SAY THE EGGS WERE LAID BY “FREE-RANGE” HENS, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
2010 May 19 by G. Edward Griffin
We got into an animated discussion at our house last week when I asked exactly what it meant when an egg carton says the eggs were laid by “free-range” chickens. That phrase conjures up an image of my uncle’s farm in Ohio back in the 1940s with chickens rambling all over the barnyard and, occasionally, into the fields – even across the road. Well, according to Jo Hartley, a contributing journalist at the Natural News web site, this is far from the truth. Hartley says:
“The USDA allows labeling eggs as “free range eggs” if they are from a farm that allows the hen access to an outside area for at least five minutes each day. Nowhere is it stipulated that the hen actually has to go outside; it only has to have the access to do so for at least five minutes in each 24-hour period.” (Full article)
We might add that this also does not specify what “outside” means. Is it merely a part of the cage open to the sky? Nor does it specify how large the “outside” area must be – or even if it must include access to the earth. In other words, the use of such phrases often are advertising ploys based on deception, and they are fully approved by the FDA.