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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2011 APRIL 23 – 29
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US: General David Patraeus, a CFR member, will be appointed to head the CIA, and Leon Panetta (former CIA Director) will become Secretary of Defense. [This brings into public light the reality that military and CIA both serve a power-elite with virtually no meaningful oversight by Congress.]
ActivistPost 2011 Apr 29 (Cached)
Obama’s long-form birth certificate was released, but already critics are raising questions about its authenticity. All od Obama’s other records that might reveal his place of birth have been scrubbed from public access, and millions have been spent to keep them hidden. The controversy continues. Atlas Shrugs 2011 Apr 28
Pentagon 9/11 victim and her lawyer are facing sanctions for her lawsuit against Cheney and Rumsfeld for their part in the 9/11 tragedy. The case went to an appellate court where George W. Bush’s first cousin was one of the three judges Not surprisingly, the court said that the suit was ‘frivolous’ and a ‘fantastical alternative history’. ABAJournal 2011 Apr 28 (Cached)
US: The Supreme Court rules that corporations can block class-action suits against them simply by placing a mandatory arbitration clause in all consumer contracts. It also said that states do not have the right to challenge the federal edict in this matter. Yahoo 2011 Apr 27 (Cached)
US: JP Morgan & the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (which includes BofA, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, the Soros Fund Management & others) warn Obama about the soaring national debt but, at the same time, urge him to push harder for increasing the debt ceiling. [In case you are confused, understand that the debt warning is mostly to look good in the public eye. Banks make their money by collecting interest on debt. Debt and more debt is what drives their business.] CNBC 2011 Apr 27 (Cached)
US: Bernanke holds a press conference (the first-ever for a Fed Chairman) and says QE2 will end as planned because the economy has strengthened. [This is a PR move to enhance the Fed’s image as being pro-active and transparent, but nothing has changed, including disinformation about the alleged strength of the economy. Although the purchase of government bonds with freshly created money may be terminated, it is to be replaced by a new program in which bonds will be purchased with money the Fed says it is earning from the junk mortgages it acquired from ailing banks. Not mentioned is that the value of these mortgages continues to fall and, thereby, more than offsets the so-called revenue. This is slight-of-hand to continue pumping money into the government in a more obscure manner, and it will be paid by the middle class through inflation. If Bernanke had made this announcement before a Congressional banking committee, he might have been questioned and the scheme exposed; but, in a press-conference before compliant and clueless reporters, the bankers’ arcane secret was well protected.]
Yahoo 2011 Apr 27 (Cached)
$9 per gallon of gas in Germany and Holland; over $8 per gallon in other European countries. BeforeItsNews 2011 Apr 26 (Cached)
US: Each American soldier in Afghanistan costs taxpayers over $1 million per year. The U.S. recession is deeply connected to military spending, yet most Americans tolerate the economic destruction of their nation because they believe the myth that endless war in the Middle East protects them from terrorism. ActivistPost 2011 Apr 26 (Cached)
Four major central banks, including the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of England, have pumped $5 trillion of fiat money � created out of thin air – into the world’s economy. That is 8% of the global economic output. [The result is massive inflation and the false impression that the stock market is improving. During inflation, all prices rise, including stock shares, but that’s only because the purchasing power of the currency goes down. Although the dollar price of a share of stock my rise, it’s value in terms of how many hamburgers it will buy goes down.]
Telegraph 2011 Apr 26 (Cached)
US: Independent study shows that states use deceptive accounting to conceal budget shortfalls that could be as high as $2.4 trillion. Many pension funds will not survive. This is Enron-style accounting on steroids. Here is how they do it.
BuryPensions 2011 Apr 26 (Cached)
American Precious Metals Exchange (one of the biggest wholesalers of precious metals) wants to buy “any quantity” of gold Eagles for $38 over spot price and silver Eagles at $3 over spot price. [That means they are low on inventory and cannot deliver enough physical bullion to keep up with the demand.] ZeroHedge 2011 Apr 25 (Cached)
US and Japanese governments are downplaying the Fukushima disaster, but radiation emissions are much higher than generally reported. Readers are advised to consider precautionary doses of iodine, bentonite clay, and zeolites.
NaturalNews 2011 Apr 25 (Cached)
Mexican narcotics cartel chief says he coordinated massive shipments of illegal drugs into the US on behalf of the Department of Justice, DEA, FBI, DHS, Immigration, and Customs. [The government has not yet responded, but we predict it will either deny this entirely or, if the evidence is too clear to deny, it will say that this was done to keep an eye on the drug cartel or to pit one cartel against another – all to combat illegal drugs, of course. In truth, it is common for governments to derive huge profits from drug trafficking while pretending to fight it.] Narcosphere 2011 Apr 25 (Cached)
US: 19% of Americans have raided their retirement accounts in the past year to make ends meet, despite the heavy penalties for early withdrawal. For them, this is a last resort, indicating that all other forms of saving have been depleated. Bankrate 2011 Apr 25 (Cached)
China: Communist government, nervous about revolts in the Arab world, cracks down even more against free speech and those who criticize the state on the internet. They are charged wit “inciting subversion of state power.” USA Today 2011 Apr 24 (Cached)
US: 9/11 responders will be subjected to FBI anti-terrorist review before becoming eligible for medical or financial benefits relating to illnesses contracted during their heroic work. [That is an insult to these men and women but it also is a means of silencing them. Nowadays, anyone who is critical of the government can be put on the list as a suspected terrorist!]
Forbes 2011 Apr 24 (Cached)
Hippocrates Posted 2011 Apr 23 (Cached)
Baby rhino chases away 1500 pound bull who attacked his mother. [Attitude is everything.]
Animal Planet Posted 2011 Apr 23
Arizona milk is determined to be 1600% over EPA safe-drinking levels for radioactive iodine. The state did not test for cesium. If that had been included, radioactive levels could be much higher. AlexanderHiggins Posted 2011 Apr 23 (Cached)
Internet poll reveals that 96% of people want labels on GMO food. [The fact that the government is working diligently to make that illegal tells us that it serves, not the people, but GMO corporate interests.] StopAgingNow Posted 2011 Apr 23 (Cached)
Louisiana physician says that many of his patients are suffering from a variety of illnesses that clearly are related to the Gulf oil spill and chemical treatment that followed. He says that the mainstream media has blocked all news of human health problems. YouTube Posted 2011 Apr 23
US State Department proposes that passport applications include all prior addresses since birth, lifetime employment history, names and personal family information, and more. Failure to provide this information could result in denial of passport. [Don’t worry. It’s all for our protection, you know.] PapersPlease Posted 2011 Apr 23 (Cached)
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The war in Libya supposedly is for humanitarian purposes, but the forces behind this military move are oil magnates, Wall Street bankers, and the CEOs of multi-national corporations. One of the prizes is the enormous aquifer in Libya that could create an agricultural abundance with irrigation. However, the agenda of The New World Order has other objectives, including depopulation and privatized water systems. Servando Gonzalez posted 2011 Apr 28 (Cached)
Here is an excellent analysis of why the price of silver is skyrocketing and what to expect in the future. Also, the mechanism by which gold and silver prices previously were suppressed is explained. Even if you are not a bullion investor, the facts presented will impact your financial well being. You cannot afford not to know.
SeekingAlpha 2011 Apr 26 (Cached)
What you need to know about GMO “Franken-Foods” and where to get more information. Unfiltered News 2011 Apr 16
US: Some states are advocating a Constitutional Convention to rein in the federal government. [We agree with this analysis that a Constitutional Convention is dangerous because it opens the Constitution to be re-written. Many of those who would be delegates are advocates of powerful government and are enemies of constitutional restraints on political power. If given a chance, they would destroy what is left of the Constitution and mimic the UN Charter instead, which is a blueprint for collectivism. Enforcing the Constitution’s existing limits on the federal government and having the states nullify bad federal laws are the correct remedies.] JBS Posted 2011 Apr 23 (Cached)