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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2011 JUNE 24 – JULY 1
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US: Three nuclear sites are simultaneously in danger of floods and fire. At present, there is no cause for panic, but precautionary measures are being taken. The danger will last for several more weeks, and there are eerie parallels to Fukushima.
Big Think 2011 Jul 1 (Cached)
Minnesota’s state government shuts down many non-essential services after the Democrat governor and Republican legislators disagreed on tax hikes and budget cuts needed to cover the states’ $5 billion deficit. Each side is blaming the other. [Eliminating non-essential services allows us to see what the proper function of the state really is. Too bad it won’t last.] Yahoo 2011 Jul 1 (Cached)
US: The Supreme Court rules that the EPA will have jurisdiction over CO2 emissions from utility companies. EPA already is the center of controversy over its regulations of vehicle emissions. [Consequences will be further damage to the economy and zero impact on the environment. It’s all about political power and government revenue.]
MorphCity 2011 Jun 30 (Cached)
US: Amazon terminates 25,000 California affiliates (Internet marketers who advertise Amazon products on their sites). This was triggered by a new California law that requires customers to pay tax on sales traced to California advertisers even if the customers and the products come from outside the state. [California politicians strike again. No new taxes will be collected, thousands of California Internet advertisers will be put out of business, and hundreds will move operations to another state.] OC Register 2011 Jun 30 (Cached)
Ron Paul comments (eloquently) on Obama’s statement about Libya in which he said: “I don’t even have to get to the Constitutional question”. Prison Planet 2011 Jun 30 (Cached)
Obama calls for raising the debt ceiling, increased government spending, and higher taxes. The IMF also recommends that course of action, not just for the US, but all nations. [These are exactly what has brought the US and the world to the brink of economic collapse. The only solution is less government spending. Only then can taxes and inflation be lowered, but collectivists will never advocate that because it would reduce their power.] Yahoo Jun 29 (Cached)
US: The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan have cost American taxpayers almost $4 TRILLION! Another $1 trillion will be paid in interest. Only 8 jobs are created for every $1 million spent in the defense industry. [This cost is destroying America but, even more costly is the grim loss of human life. America is less secure because of these wars, not more.]
Reuters 2011 Jun 29 (Cached)
Metals like silver and copper are being used in hospitals to reduce bacterial infections and hospital-acquired diseases that now cause 50,000 deaths a year. YouTube 2011 Jun 28
Iceland, even though it defaulted on its national debt a few months ago, now is having no problem attracting new international investors for new debt. [This is a model that Greece and other EU countries cannot ignore, but it also is a sign that institutional investors have lost contact with reality.]
Yahoo 2011 Jun 28 (Cached)
Japan: Workers engaged in repair of the Fukushima reactor discovered that 15 tons of radioactive water have leaked into the ground. This is a minor issue compared to other sources of contamination, but it underscores the fact that progress is slow and many problems remain. Yahoo 2011 Jun 28 (Cached)
Electronic Privacy Information Center has official documents showing that TSA employees are developing cancer and heart disease possibly triggered by working near full-body x-ray scanners. TSA also has withheld information that links scanners to cancer. TG Daily 2011 Jun 28 (Cached)
Canola & soybean oils are used as pesticides, but Americans eat it every day in food. [At first we thought that the problem was in the 4% of ingredients that are not Canola, but a close view of the label reveals that Canola is the active pesticide ingredient. The other 4% is listed as inactive ingredients. NaturalNews 2011 Jun 28
New Mexico: The top US military nuclear research lab has been ordered to stay closed after flames reached it and the local town began evacuating. Officials say all high-risk materials are safe. NZHerald 2011 Jun 28 (Cached)
US: George Soros has been financing campaigns to have judges appointed by committees of lawyers rather than elected by voters. [If successful, the courts will be totally controlled by large law firms and their wealthy clients, like Soros.] FoxNews 2011 Jun 27 (Cached)
Microsoft filed a patent in 2009 enabling government agencies to eavesdrop on Skype phone calls. Now that it owns Skype, there is nothing to prevent implementation of this technology, if not already being used. Tom’s Guide 2011 Jun 27 (Cached)
New York: Woman arrested for filming police conducting a traffic stop in front of her house. She believed that racial profiling was the basis for stopping the motorist and wanted to document the action. When her video was shown on local TV and generated a surge of local support for her, the case was dismissed. WHEC 2011 Jun 27 (Cached)
US: Texas passes a watered-down version of the anti-groping TSA bill. As predicted by Unfiltered News, it contains loopholes that allow TSA to continue doing exactly what it has been doing so long as it claims to have “reasonable suspicion.” Newser 2011 Jun 27 (Cached)
Japan: Some residents who lived close to the Fukushima reactor now have radioactive urine. [The bad news is that they have it. The good news is that they are excreting it.] Japan Times 2011 Jun 27 (Cached)
Sweden: Pre-school launches a program to eliminate gender roles and traditional family relationships. The use of words such as “him” and “her” are banned. This is a core mission of the national educational curriculum based on the theory that society gives boys an unfair edge.
DailyMail 2011 Jun 27 (Cached)
60-Minutes segment presents the shocking story of the growing number of American children who are homeless and occasionally even hungry.
60 Minutes 2011 Jun 26
George Soros says the EU will fall apart unless it creates a common fund, financed by taxes from all countries, to bail out banks in need. [In other words, he advocates more of what has brought on the economic crisis in the first place.] Yahoo 2011 Jun 26 (Cached)
Obama look-alike comic understands the left/right paradigm and makes jokes about both sides. When he delivered his act at the Republican Leadership Conference last week and poked fun at Democrats, all was fine. BUT, when he began to poke at Republicans, he was pulled offstage. [No we are not including this story because we favor Democrats and, no, we don’t blame the Republicans. After all, they were paying the bill. Just thought you might like to know.] Yahoo 2011 Jun 25
Greece: Government has agreed to higher taxes and austerity measures to obtain new loans from international banks supposedly to help them out of the debt crisis caused by too many old loans. None of the new money will go into the Greek economy. All of it will be applied to interest on the old loans. This is driving the Greeks into rebellion. [It is a classic example of “The Game Called Bailout” explained in G. Edward Griffin’s book, The Creature from Jekyll Island: a Second Look at the Federal Reserve.]
RT Posted 2011 Jun 24
US: Missouri River flooding was no accident. It was caused by a deliberate strategy adopted by The Army Corps of Engineers to abandon flood control as the primary objective and replace it with preservation of so-called endangered species. Dams were opened to simulate a Spring Surge of water that benefits a few species of fish. [Environmentalism strikes again.] American Thinker Posted 2011 Jun 24 (Cached)
New study on fluoride warns of significant damage to the nervous system and illnesses like Alzheimer’s which can take 20 years to develop. It warns against letting children use fluoridated toothpaste. PR Newswire Posted 2011 Jun 24 (Cached)
Poland: Former employee of Olgacom, an airline catering company, says it may be a conduit for delivering chemicals to commercial aircraft to create chemtrails. The areas covered are eastern Europe and SE Asia. OlgacomScandal Posted 2011 Jun 24
US: Corrosion is causing leaks at most nuclear sites, and radioactive material has seeped into groundwater and soil. The amount is extremely small, and officials say it is far below hazardous levels. [We think this is probably true, but officials are not known for their total honesty in such matters, so we dare not dismiss this news as not important.]
NZHerald Posted 2011 Jun 24 (Cached)
Massachusetts: Man, who filmed police beating a citizen, was arrested and charged with a felony. This case is winding its way through the courts and may set a legal precedent. [The man is defended by the ACLU, not one of our favorite organizations; but, in this case, they are doing the right thing.]
Pixiq Posted 2011 Jun 24 (Cached)
UK: Family of four bought 4 acres of land and is nearly self-sufficient by growing their own food. However, the government is forcing them off their land because only commercial growers are allowed to grow produce in an agricultural area. Now they will not be able to survive without welfare. [Making people dependent on the government is what happens in all collectivist states.] ThisIsDevon Posted 2011 Jun 22 (Cached)
Reports and commentaries that look beyond the news to identify historical facts and trends that must be understood to place the news into perspective. This is our “think-tank” section that makes it possible to anticipate future events.
The documentary Gasland focuses on water contamination that follows gas drilling and fracking In several scenes, methane gas, mixed with water, bursts into flames as it comes from water faucets. Now we find that this was not uncommon even before introducing the new technology. The film’s producer failed to mention that because he felt it was irrelevant. [This has damaged the credibility of the documentary and dulled the possibility that contamination may be be far worse now than before drilling and fracking.] WattsUpWithThat 2011 Jun 4 (Cached)
“Getting Used to Life without Food,’ analyzes why food shortages are occurring on a planet that has enough agricultural resources to feed the world’s population many times over. The answer lies in special-interest groups that seek to artificially create scarcity for political and financial agendas. They are identified here. Financial Sense 2011 Jun 29 (Cached)
Commentary: The American police state is the ‘new normal’ that includes FBI & police data theft, arresting and beating nonviolent activists, and tasering nonviolent people, sometimes resulting in their deaths. Yahoo 2011 Jun 25 (Cached)
US: This analysis states that the hackers who have been breaking into high profile and government websites are a government team whose mission is to create public support for draconian controls over the Internet and crack down on whistleblowers. The evidence is compelling. EndTheLie 2011 Jun 21 (Cached)
US: “How I Learned the Truth about the State” is a moving story told by a man who was arrested in Georgia for …. well, read it for yourself.
Mises 2011 Jun 16 (Cached)
“Globalization; The Road to Global Governance” is a short history of events leading toward world government. GGArchive 2011 Jun 16 (Cached)
Unfiltered News is as serious as it gets, but laughter is good for the soul and helps to keep our equilibrium amid the chaos. So, here are quips, gags, and images to put a smile on your face. If you have some you would like to share, please send them here.
A Minneapolis couple decided to go to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules; so, the husband flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife making the trip the next day. The husband checked into the hotel.
There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address, and without realizing, sent the email.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. She decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted. Her son rushed into the room, found her on the floor, and saw the computer screen, which read:
To: My Loving Wife.
I have Arrived. I’ll bet you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now, and you can send emails. Everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you then. P.S. Sure is hot down here!!!