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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2010 NOVEMBER 13 – 19
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US: Uniformed flight attendant, after going through full-body scanner, also is subjected to a “pat-down”. After full-hand contact, she is required to remove her prosthetic breast for inspection.
WBTV 2010 Nov 19 (Cached)
US: Charles Rangel (Congressman from NY) is found guilty of 11 ethics violations including soliciting corporate donations in return for legislation granting tax favors and tax evasion for 17 years. Rangel was not investigated for criminal fraud. His punishment is censure (a written scolding by Congress) instead of expulsion from office and jail time. Forbes 2010 Nov 19 (Cached)
California District Attorney TSA workers he will prosecute for intentional sexual touching. Orlando Airport in Florida has hired a private security firm to screen its customers. Other airports also are considering dumping TSA as resistance builds.
Daily Mail 2010 Nov 18 (Cached)
New York police, dressed in bulletproof vests, bust and ticket 7 men for playing chess in a park. Why? Because they were in a children’s area – even though there were no children present. [Police say they were merely enforcing the law. In other words, police are not free to use judgment but must blindly follow orders – like concentration-camp guards did in Nazi Germany. It’s the same in all collectivist systems.]
NY Post 2010 Nov 18 (Cached)
UN: Climate official admits that upcoming world climate conference in Cancun actually is an economic meeting to negotiate redistribution of the world’s wealth and resources. [The global warming myth always has served the advancement of global collectivism, not a better environment).
WUWT 2010 Nov 18 (Cached)
Ron Paul slams TSA and introduces legislation that would remove immunity from government employees who do anything that private citizens are not allowed to do. He also reminds us that if we as a people continue to act like cattle we will continue to be treated as cattle. YouTube 2010 Nov 17
UK: Manchester Airport is running a new government-backed trial where travelers have their eyes scanned at check in and boarding. Also, they will be monitored as they walk around the airport. [Don’t worry. It’s to fight terrorism – and it’s voluntary – for now.] Daily Mail 2010 Nov 17 (Cached)
TSA airport “security” pat-downs now include touching people inside of their pants. [The pat down apparently has little to do with security but everything to do with motivating people to go through the body scanners. If it were related to security, why didn’t they do it 10 years ago? Why wait until only after the new scanners were purchased and people began to object to them?] Prison Planet 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
California prepares to default on $25 billion debt and is only one of many states in similar trouble. [If it seeks federal bailout, it will lose what is left of its sovereignty. If it does not, it must cut government programs and salaries, cut welfare, reduce retirement plans, and renegotiate contracts. No one wants that, so the outcome probably will be federal bailout and economic death by inflation.] Yahoo 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
Greek Prime Minister says it at last: Carbon taxes are just another way to raise revenue and have nothing to do with reducing emissions. He wants the money to be used for more bailouts.
Telegraph 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
Haiti: Journalists find broken sewer pipes from a UN military base dripping into a river in the locale where a recent outbreak of Cholera has killed more than 1000 people. AP 2010 Oct 27 (Cached)
► Haitians riot against UN for the Cholera outbreak that is believed to originate from UN soldiers from Nepal. The UN denies responsibility but asks for $164 million in aid that will go mostly to UN personnel to fix the sewage and open treatment centers. Yahoo 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
New York police are tracking suspected criminals with iris-scanning technology, similar to that being tested at Manchester Airport in the UK. [They say they are not storing these images (yet) and, besides, the technology is much more accurate and faster than fingerprinting, so what is there to worry about?]
NPR 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
US retailers suddenly must pay up to 30% more for cotton clothing due to sagging cotton crops and inflation. The price of clothing is going to take a drastic jump within the next few months. Daily Crux 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
California man refuses the Full Body Scanner at the airport and is offered the new ‘enhanced’ pat-down. The TSA officer said he would touch the man’s groin, and the man replied: “You touch my junk and I’ll have you arrested.” He was prevented from boarding his flight and threatened with a civil suit plus a $10,000 fine. Yahoo 2010 Nov 15 (Cached)
Mars candy company is working to create genetically engineered chocolate that they claim will fight heart disease. [What a wonderful, health conscious company it must be. Perhaps now they will engineer sugar to fight obesity, dental caries, and diabetes.] Daily Record 2010 Nov 15 (Cached)
US: Leaked documents show that body scanners have stored images, contrary to the assurances from TSA and Homeland Security to the contrary. One manufacturer has admitted that the machines can store up to 40,000 images. Prison Planet 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
US: One in 7 households now receive assistance from federal agencies or food pantries – and the number is climbing. [There is no doubt that the number of people genuinely in need is growing as the economy continues to shrink. However, be aware that many of those receiving free food are doing so, not because they would go hungry without it, but because the government has made it easily available.] Reuters 2010 Nov 15 (Cached)
US: Judges hearing cases of Social Security claimants are receiving rising numbers of violent threats because of denied benefits. [In 1850, Frederic Bastiat wrote a treatise called The Law in which he said that, if government assumes the role of provider for the people, eventually they will turn against it, because it can never provide enough to meet their expectations. Such governments, he said, always die a violent death. The Law can be obtained here.] Yahoo 2010 Nov 15 (Cached)
Ireland’s deficit soon will be 32% of its GDP, and insiders are saying the government is quietly seeking a bailout from the EU central bank. [This is causing political panic throughout Europe because all countries are in similar straights, and there is no source of funds for the bailout except more taxes and inflation, which could lead to open rebellion. National leaders continue to reassure the public that everything will work out fine.] Yahoo 2010 Nov 15 (Cached)
Google is designing a phone with built-in payment system to replace credit cards. The company already has disregarded privacy with cameras. Now it wants to handle your money along the way to a cashless economy. Yahoo 2010 Nov 15 (Cached)
Scientists develop a genetically modified plant that produces pharmaceutical drugs. [This may sound wonderful (if you are enamored with pharmaceutical drugs) but it merely is a variation on the GMO process. We still prefer nature’s unaltered plants that contain healing herbal compounds because they usually work better, have fewer side effects, and are much cheaper.] Natural News 2010 Nov 14 (Cached)
US: 9/11-Truth movement message has been well received in New York mainstream media. It focuses primarily on the question of how and why Building 7 collapsed, and mentions that 1300 architects and engineers agree that there is more to the story than has been told – A simple but powerful message.
Raw Story 2010 Nov 14 (Cached)
Government gives waivers to 111 large corporations and unions that exempts them from ObamaCare. Department of Health and Human Services buries the information on their website, and there is no press release. [This is a classic case of politically favored groups receiving exemption from regulations that will destroy small businesses. That’s the nature of collectivism.] YouTube 2010 Nov 13
Bill Gates wants to register every birth on a cell phone to get fingerprints and locations into a global database to make sure no infant escapes vaccinations. His admitted goal is population reduction and, says (illogically) that the best way to control the population is to save the lives of children under 5. [Saving lives at any age increases population. However, if we substitute “save lives” with “vaccinate” then it makes sense, because most vaccines shorten lives and reduce fertility. Wake up, world!]
SmartPlanet Posted 2010 Nov 13 (Cached)
Southern Poverty Law Center makes a training video for police that shows 2 officers being killed by men who claimed to be “sovereign citizens.” [Tragic acts of this kind, although rare, are a bonanza for those who want to portray everyone who opposes corruption in government as being “anti-government” and domestic terrorists. This is powerful propaganda, and you need to be aware of how it is being used to condition the attitudes of law enforcement personnel.]
Pixiq 2010 Posted Nov 13 (Cached)
UN says plastic trash can be converted into oil by a machine that uses melting instead of burning, thus creating less toxic waste. One kilogram of plastic trash can be converted into one liter of oil at a cost of 20 cents.
[Although this is great news, we are skeptical of anything that comes from the UN, so we are hesitant to jump on board without knowing more. Does anyone have knowledge of this process and would like to share their views? In particular, does the process (including heating energy) cost more than simply purchasing the oil? Comments will be posted in the Forum section.] OurWorld Posted 2010 Nov 13 (Cached)
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Codex Alimentarius is a commission created through the United Nations seeking to establish itself as regulator of the world’s food supply, nutritional supplements, and drugs. It appears that Codex actually was established by Nazi war criminals with the support of multinational corporations.
Activist Post 2010 Nov 16 (Cached)
Here is an excellent overview of how the Federal Reserve has destroyed the American economy and allowed great concentration of power in the hands of a few who set interest rates and control inflation. If you have wondered why people are calling for an end to the Fed, here is the answer. NIA 2010 Nov 14
Quantitative Easing explained in cartoon video – humorous but amazingly accurate.
YouTube Posted 2010 Nov 13
The contest between Left and Right has been replaced by a new conflict between the individual vs. corporations – especially so when one realizes that corporations have become the dominant controlling force over governments. This provides an excellent insight to the new reality.
USAWatchdog Posted 2010 Nov 13 (Cached)
The Federal Reserve latest round of quantitative easing (creating $600 billion out of nothing to pay its debts) will further devalue the US Dollar. Countries that previously were willing to purchase US bonds now have lost interest. Increasingly, only the Fed is left to create more and more money, as the economy begins its final plunge to the bottom. Economic Collapse 2010 Nov 9 (Cached)