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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2011 JULY 9 – 15
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Citibank is showing a 24% ‘profit’ even though its overall revenue fell by $20.6 billion. [This is accomplished mostly through creative accounting, such as dipping into reserves set aside to cover future bad loans. There actually is no profit, but media pundits will not discuss that.] Yahoo 2011 Jul 15 (Cached)
US Recognizes Libyan rebels as the ‘new government’ in order to give them $30 billion in assets belonging to the Gadhafi regime that have been frozen in US banks. [This will scare foreign investors away from US banks, because it shows that Uncle Sam can take depositors’ money and use it for political leverage against them].
Yahoo 2011 Jul 15 (Cached)
US: The ATF’s notorious ‘Gun Runner” program that provided $10 million in guns to Mexican drug lords was funded by so-called stimulus money authorized by the Obama Administration. 150 people have been murdered by these weapons in Mexico, including 3 Americans. Congressman Allen West is calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s removal from office for his participation. Congressman Allen West posted 2011 Jul 14 (Cached)
Australia: Greenpeace activists destroy an experimental genetically engineered wheat crop. Australia plans to be the first country to commercialize GE wheat, but polls show that Australians don’t want it because of health concerns. Yahoo 2011 Jul 14 (Cached)
Fed Chairman Bernanke tells Ron Paul that the Fed has been paid back its bailout money and has made a profit for taxpayers. He also denies that gold is money. [FACTS: The so-called repayments are the result of Enron-type accounting and worse. They were funded by new Fed loans and changes in accounting rules, not from profits. They placed an even greater burden on taxpayers. As for money, its most basic definition is anything used as a medium of exchange. For centuries, gold has been the most recognized form of money in the world.] YouTube 2011 Jul 13
US: Stock markets rallies as Fed Chairman Bernanke says he may implement another stimulus (QE3) supposedly to continue “helping” the economy. [We say supposedly because expansion of the money supply through debt is precisely what caused the economic crisis in the first place. This is like pouring gasoline on a burning house. And, to this news the markets rally?] Telegraph 2011 Jul 13 (Cached)
Japan: Beef contaminated by radioactive cesium and iodine has been eaten by Japanese residents, intensifying food-safety concerns. So far there is no evidence of illness; but, if the radioactive elements are not excreted, they could remain as continuing sources of nuclear toxicity. Fish, spinach, mushrooms and bamboo shoots also have been tainted. Bloomberg 2011 Jul 13 (Cached)
US: Moody’s credit-rating service says it will downgrade ratings for 7000 municipalities if the federal debt ceiling isn’t raised. [The theory is that these cities are largely dependent on federal funding so, if the source is downgraded, so is the recipient. In our view, they should have been downgraded years ago, and the debt ceiling has little to do with it.]
Bloomberg 2011 Jul 13 (Cached)
Hungary destroys all crops of GMO maize, because genetically engineered seeds are banned in that country. GE seeds from Monsanto and Pioneer were sown in Hungary on a massive scale.
AllAboutFeed 2011 Jul 13 (Cached)
US: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposes to grant Obama dictatorial power to raise the debt ceiling without Congressional approval. He claims this would put the blame for this unpopular move solely on Obama’s shoulders. [But wait! If Congress votes for that, isn’t that the same as voting for raising the debt limit? Of course, but maybe he is hoping voters are too dumb to figure it out.] SF Gate 2011 Jul 12 (Cached)
Pakistan: 45 suspected militants are killed by US drones. The attacks came one day after the U.S. suspended $800 million in aid to Pakistan, which looks upon such military actions as a violation of national sovereignty. [Pakistan tolerated previous attacks because of the financial aid. Now that the money has been suspended, there may be an anti-U.S. reaction.] MSNBC 2011 Jul 12 (Cached)
Quartzite, Arizona: City council and police chief oust mayor and declare state of emergency in which Council meetings are secret, and public comment is denied. The mayor was elected on a promise to investigate corruption in the city government and says this is an attempt to cover up their crimes, including millions of dollars in phony paychecks. [The Mayor now is represented by attorney Stewart Rhodes, who is the founder of Oathkeepers.]
Fox News 2011 Jul 11 (Cached)
USDA allows a genetically engineered grass to be used without testing to determine potential harm. There is no law that specifically requires such testing [and companies like Scott and Monsanto want to keep it that way.] Grist 2011 Jul 11 (Cached)
“The Dark Side of Smart Meters” is an excellent overview by an electrical engineer of how these devices on the outside of your home pose a serious health hazard. They also can be used to gather data about your personal activities inside your home. Important information. YouTube posted 2011 Jul 11
Yahoo says it has a right to read users’ emails for information to sell for targeted advertising. The new sign-up agreement also says that, if you communicate with non-Yahoo users, you are responsible for telling them about this.
DailyMail 2011 Jul 11 (Cached)
US, Grant County, Oregon: Sheriff defends rights of local residents against unconstitutional actions of US Forestry Service. [The Sheriff’s office is the highest authority within the county and may override federal laws and regulations if they are unconstitutional.] OathKeepers Posted 2011 Jul 9 (Cached)
US: Legal Guardianship over elderly people who, presumable, are incompetent has become a major racket whereby a clique of social workers, judges, lawyers, and nursing homes are stealing the assets of those in their care. YouTube Posted 2011 Jul 9
UN continues to spread the myth of man-made global warming and blames it on livestock ranches. It’s proposed solution is an end to family-based livestock operations [corporate farming is OK] and more government regulations. [This springs from the UN’s Agenda 21, which is a war against human independence and private property.]
PPJ Gazette Posted 2011 Jul 9 (Cached)
Electronic Frontier Foundation has written a legal guide to protect your cell phone and laptop computer from illegal search and seizure based on the 4th Amendment. Read or download it here.
EFF Posted Jul 9 (Cached)
The Organic Trade Association, which its members think is opposed to genetically engineered food, is run by a board of directors almost entirely from the genetic-engineered food industry. [This is a classic case of controlled opposition and explains why the organization has lost all of its battles against GMOs for the past 20 years.] YouTube Posted 2011 Jul 9
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Alternative markets, barter systems, and local co-ops allow people to protect themselves in a failed economy. Here is what you need to know about them. They may be in your future.
Activist Post 2011 Jul 11 (Cached)
“When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing; when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors; when you see that men get rich more easily by graft than by work, and your laws no longer protect you against them, but protect them against you. . . you may know that your society is doomed.” Ayn Rand – Atlas Shrugged
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 Jul 4 (Cached)
Smart Meters send radio signals to your utility company but also can be used by government agencies and criminals to detect your daily living patterns and when you are away from home. They violate federal and state wiretapping laws. This video analysis by Jerry Day describes the problem AND what to do about it. Excellent1 YouTube Posted 2011 Jul 2