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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2010 FEBRUARY 20 – 26
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US: House renews nation’s intelligence programs but not until a provision is removed that would punish CIA interrogators who “cross the line” while questioning suspected terrorists. The CIA keeps its license to kill and torture. Fox News 2010 Feb 26 (Cached)
UN: International Monetary Fund presses for authority to become the Federal Reserve of the world. The plan is to tie all the world’s fiat currencies together so that, when one country gets deeper in debt than the others, the IMF can rush money from frugal countries to the reckless ones. Yes, that will do it! Yahoo News 2010 Feb 26 (Cached)
UN: Leaked documents reveal plans for a ‘Green World Order’ by 2012, based on the global-warming myth. Globalists are stepping up efforts to expand UN power, fund it with a $45 trillion wealth-transfer program, and change ‘the economic and social order’ of the entire world. Prison Planet 2010 Feb 26 (Cached)
US: Fed Chairman Bernanke says Congress must control its deficit because “we’re not going to monetize the debt,” which means the Fed will not create new money to pay the bills. But that is what the Fed has always done and continues to do on a daily basis; it is what Bernanke promised to do when originally appointed; it is why the Fed was created; and Congress would abolish the Fed if it stopped. In other words, Bernanke’s threat should not be taken seriously. Washington Times 2010 Feb 25 (Cached)
France: A new law, certain to pass, will require men with restraining orders against them to wear a monitor device to alert police if they violate their restrictions. Also, arguments and verbal abuse could become a crime under the “psychological violence” clause. Before you applaud this measure, consider how easy it would be to extend it to other areas of personal life. It’s a collectivist dream come true. BBC 2010 Feb 25 (Cached)
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates calls European anti-war stance a danger to peace. The word Orwellian comes to mind. Daily Bell 2010 Feb 24 (Cached)
US: New-home sales plunged 11% in January to the lowest level on record. Weren’t we just assured by mainstream media that the housing market had turned the corner? Expert economists predicted a 5% increase. Yahoo News 2010 Feb 24 (Cached)
US: New bill in Congress, under the cover of keeping steroids out of supplements, would require registration of every retail outlet of nutritional supplements and would create a bureaucracy to record every minute adverse reaction with far more scrutiny than applied to prescription drugs. The goal is to bring the vitamin market under control of Big Pharma. InfoWars 2010 Feb 24 (Cached)
China: Billboard warns those thinking about submitting a petition against government policies that the penalty for doing so is “detainment, detainment, and re-education through labor.”
Epoch Times 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
US: Red-light cameras are being adjusted to shorten the yellow-light phase to catch more drivers in the red phase and increase revenue from fines. In California, Schwarzenegger has proposed 500 new cameras to increase revenue by $338 million a year. By the way, shorter time for yellow is causing more accidents. But don’t worry. The government is here to protect you. AlterNet 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
US: Gallup pole shows nearly 20% of workers are unemployed or underemployed. That’s more than twice the number reported by the government. CNBC 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
Australia: EPA announces fluoride from a local aluminum smelter is poisoning kangaroos, just the same as it has done to cattle in the U.S.
ABC 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
US: 81% of the population believes that Congressmen are more interested in helping themselves than those they represents. 10% are not sure. 9% believes they care about the voters. [Comment: Does that prove that 19% are stupid?] Rasmusson Reports 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
China imposes even more internet controls. Anyone who wants to publish a website now must meet in person with regulators for approval – to protect the people and stop pornography, of course.
Yahoo News 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
US: Cap-and-Trade promoters are pushing ahead as fast as possible to outrun rising public anger over the fraudulent science used to build their case. It is coming close to the wire, but the global-warming mythmakers are still winning.
Christian Science Monitor 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
Australia to use face-scanning and fingerprint technology to track all citizens – to combat terrorism, of course. Oh, yes, the threat has been classified as “permanent” and the word terrorism is being replaced by “extremism.”
Telegraph 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
US: Senate report shows how GlaxoKlineSmith hid information about a drug that caused thousands of deaths from heart attacks and got away with it because of its “cozy” relationship with the FDA. This type of criminal activity has been going on for decades, and guilty parties usually are not punished. Those who trust government to protect their health are fools. Natural News 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
US: Document shows Goldman Sachs made deals that destroyed AIG and was “secretly” bailed out by the Fed under direction of Geithner. This is worse than Geithner’s backdoor bailout to Wall Street because it extreme shows favoritism to Sachs. He will not be punished because he is a team player for the banks, and they are in control.
Bloomberg 2010 Feb 23 (Cached)
Poland: Human rights groups say they have obtained flight records and government reports confirming that CIA airplanes transported detainees to secret prisons within that country.
Yahoo News 2010 Feb 22 (Cached)
US: Study shows that the chemical Atrazine, applied to food crops, is responsible for a large number of birth defects. It is still designated as safe by the EPA. Natural News 2010 Feb 22 (Cached)
UK: Oxford University proposes to terminate financial aid for middle-class students so more poor students may attend. Never mind that the middle class pays the taxes to subsidize the poor. It’s collectivism at its best.
Daily Mail 2010 Feb 22 (Cached)
Janet Napolitano, head of Homeland Security, says she now is less worried about international terrorists than “domestic extremists.” That term easily can be defined to include anyone who is opposed to government policies. AP 2010 Feb 21 (Cached)
Global-warming mythmakers long have predicted more hurricanes. Now that statistics for the past 30 years have debunked that theory, they are saying that global warming is causing FEWER hurricanes, but they will be more intense. Incredible! These alleged scientists just bounce from one theory to another to keep the myth of global warming alive – and to keep their paychecks coming.
Yahoo News 2010 Feb 21 (Cached)
Bulgaria: Public pressure forces the government to place a 5-year ban on genetically modified crops and to prohibit even testing them near organic fields and beehives. IPS 2010 Feb 21 (Cached)
US: Citibank has notified its customers that, effective April 1, 2010, it reserves the right to deny the right to withdraw funds from checking accounts for up to 7 days. This is not an April Fool’s joke. The bank has assured everyone that it has no plans to exercise this option. Sure. Business Insider Posted 2010 Feb 20 (Cached)
Billionaire George Soros has more than doubled his investment in gold, despite calling it the “ultimate bubble” just weeks ago. BBC Posted 2010 Feb 20 (Cached)
Scientists at Cambridge University discover a way to circumvent the secret PIN number on bankcards, but bank officials say it is too high tech for most criminals – but not all. Find out why you probably need not worry – for now.
Telegraph Posted 2010 Feb 20 (Cached)
Former Mexican foreign minister, now a professor at NYU, says that 11% of Mexicans now live in the US and proposes that Mexico. US, and Canada adopt a common currency and merge into a North American union, modeled on the EU. This is the next goal of the New World Order elitists.
RawStory Posted 2010 Feb 20 (Cached)
Environmental groups petition EPA to restrict the use of colloidal silver as an anti-bacterial agent because it is a “pesticide.” However, it now is known that these groups were funded by pharmaceutical companies that consider colloidal silver as competition for their drugs. Silver cannot be patented, so Big Pharma wants it outlawed. Natural News Posted 2010 Feb 20 (Cached)
Canada is poised to approve genetically modified pigs for the food supply. They have mouse DNA to cut down on the phosphorus in their dung, which is considered a pollutant. No one is asking what else has changed that may affect those who eat the pork.
UPI Posted 2010 Feb 20 (Cached)