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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2011 JANUARY 15 – 21
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US: Giant rocket lifts off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California carrying a secret spy satellite (the third of 6 that are planned). It is believed that the new satellite will be capable of reading car license plates. DailyMail 2011 Jan 21 (Cached)
US: Congress has introduced a bill to repeal the ban on incandescent lights by 2012. Compact fluorescent lights save energy but they contain toxic mercury and are a potential health hazzard when broken. Natural News 2011 Jan 21 (Cached)
Chinese President Hu, speaking in Chicago, says China is not a military threat and also denied that his country has a one-child policy. [Well, that settles that, doesn’t it? Surely he wouldn’t say anything that was untrue!] DailyMail 2011 Jan 21 (Cached)
Australia: Global-warming myth makers claim that recent floods are the result of so-called “climate change”. Here is the historical proof that such claims are pure bunk. These charts show that floods of this magnitude are not unusual for that area and, in fact, were more common and severe in the 19th century. WUWT Posted 2011 Jan 21 (Cached)
Spain: Government is pouring freshly created money into banks in hopes of warding off an international bailout. Billions of euros in previous bailouts have been ineffective. [As always, the influx of money out of nothing will create even more inflation for consumers.] WSJ 2011 Jan 20 (Cached)
US: FDA is investigating a possible connection between flu vaccines and 36 seizures in young children that occurred within 24 hours of receiving the shots. [Don’t expect much here. The FDA is more of a partner to Big Pharma than a regulator and likely will “find” that the problem was not the shots in general but a bad batch or some other temporary condition or that the number of adverse reactions is too small to worry about, so keep those kids coming for more. We shall see.] Yahoo 2011 Jan 20 (Cached)
US: Supreme Court has denied hearing a case exposing corruption by lower-court federal judges. The proof against them is so clear that no one even tries to deny it. Yet, the Supreme Court has refused to hear the case, which has the effect of releasing them from conviction and, at the same time, condemning an innocent man. Breitbart 2011 Jan 19 (Cached)
Goldman Sachs’ earnings fell by 53% in the 4th quarter and 37% overall in 2010 due to a reduction in bond trading and investment banking. (Investment banking involves acting as an agent for companies that need to raise capital from investors.) However, its own investing and lending segment showed a larger profit than last year. [This so-called profitable sector is the same one that was bailed out after suffering huge losses from high-risk loans. It’s easy to show a profit when your losses are covered by taxpayers.] Yahoo 2011 Jan 19 (Cached)
Goldman Sachs has 475 secret elite partners who stand to reap a windfall from 38 million stock options that were granted to them in 2008. [Options allow the holders to purchase stock at a stated price, usually very low, in anticipation of the stock being much more valuable at a future date. This method of compensation often is concealed from the public because it does not show up as salary or bonus. Among those to benefit are former Treasury Secretaries Hank Paulson and Robert Rubin.] NY Times 2011 Jan 19 (Cached)
Obamacare has been repealed in the House but, likely, will be sustained the Senate and/or the President, so this was largely a symbolic effort. Most Republicans want to reform parts of the law instead of abolishing it completely. [Neither the Right nor the Left in Congress has any intention of repealing Obamacare because they stand to collect an extra $345 billion a year with the new tax provisions. That’s why we support State Nullification.] Fox News 2011 Jan 19 (Cached)
US: 26 six states have joined a lawsuit filed by Florida to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare. [This is a good sign of public opposition but contains the seeds of its own defeat. The lawsuit says Obamacare is unconstitutional because it forces Americans to buy health insurance. However, if that provision is struck down, all the other provisions would remain, and funding would come from taxes and inflation instead of premiums. So this has the appearance of opposition but is without real effect. If the states are serious about abolishing Obamacare, they should simply nullify the whole thing under the 10th Amendment.] Guardian 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
Ireland’s central bank begins printing Euros [that’s right, Euros] out of thin air to cover its debt. This will have an inflationary effect on the rest of the EU countries. [This seems strange, but appears to be not much different that having the money printed by the EU and then shipped to Ireland. It’s all just an accounting trick anyway.] Daily Bell 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
US: An air traveler at the Baltimore-Washington Airport declined to accept a full-body scan but was forced to walk through the machine anyway. He believes it was a psychological move to show that opt-outs cannot claim a “victory” over their authority. InfoWars 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
Hawaii: Natural farming, using compost and earthworms, has doubled the yield of a small farm in just two years – and no pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizer are needed. There was a 30% decrease in water usage. [Even though most of us are not farmers, it is important that even city dwellers know that chemical fertilizers and pesticides are not necessary for our food supply.] Staradvertiser 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
Overpopulation time bomb is a myth, according to several recent scientific studies. The problem with global hunger is not that there is not enough food but that distribution is hampered by a holdback in technology. The Independent 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
City of Camden, New Jersey, lays off 17% of its employees, including police and firefighters, who warn that the city will become a “living hell.”. Public-safety workers & unions refused to take job-saving cuts, and the state is unable to bail out the city again (as it has for the past 2 generations). Yahoo 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
US: Department of Agriculture provides a $12 million secret bailout to Domino’s Pizza in a bizarre new partnership. The announced purpose is to promote “a cheesier pizza.” [How’s that for the proper function of the state?] Shatter Limits 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)
Chief climate scientist at NASA calls for Chinese-style dictatorship to fight global warming. He laments that the democratic process allows voters to obstruct the process. [Is anyone surprised? The global-warming myth is merely an excuse to establish a global dictatorship, and this fellow is just confirming it.] Washington Times 2011 Jan 17 (Cached)
A study from the University of California found that all of the pregnant women in the test were contaminated with toxic chemicals, many of which have been banned in the US for decades. The source? Plastics, toys, personal-care products, and pesticide residue in food that is imported from other countries. Even though banned in the US, they can be imported with no problem. In addition, many toxic chemicals are still allowed in the US.
Natural News 2011 Jan 17 (Cached)
UK: A single mother, who was temporarily paralyzed by a fall, was told that her two-month-old baby (which was being well cared for by her sister) was to be put up for adoption by social services. The case workers claimed (with absolutely no evidence) that the mother may have been suicidal. The case has dragged on for 18 months after the mother’s total recovery. [This is only one case, but the details are painfully reminiscent of many similar cases that occur in every collectivist nation of the world where children are considered to be property of the state.] Telegraph 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
Here is a list of the top 10 prescription drugs linked to violent behavior, including homicide and suicide. Most are anti-depressants & attention deficit drugs. [Incidentally, these are some of the most highly prescribed drugs in history. Instead of outlawing guns, how about outlawing these killers?]
Time Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
Here is an article that contains astonishing excerpts from Air Force documents describing how the HAARP installation in Alaska (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), may create weather modification as a weapon. [When they speak of nanotechnology and particles in the atmosphere, be aware that the most efficient method of putting them there is through aerosol spraying from aircraft. We call them chemtrails.] PPJ Gazette Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
See: What in the World Are They Spraying?
Montana is considering ‘Sheriffs First’ legislation requiring federal agencies like the IRS, FBI & ATF, to get written permission from local sheriffs to perform searches and seizures.
WND Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
US Mint reports a buying frenzy of physical silver within the first 12 days of January 2011. Gold sales also have jumped. [Ironically, the spot price of silver and gold dropped significantly shortly after this announcement. It appears that those who manipulate the market are making a last-ditch effort to push the demand back down. They do this by selling bullion contracts (not the bullion itself). If buyers decide to demand physical delivery, the game is over, and the speculators who have done this will be wiped out.] ZeroHedge Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
US: Patriot Act that allows the government to conduct warrantless searches, monitor private computer records, tap phone calls, and prevent you from knowing you are being spied on, has wide support in Congress and is expected to be renewed this month with little or no debate or fanfare. [This will be a test of the sincerity of those Tea-Party Republicans who recently were elected on their promise to uphold the Constitution.]
Huffington Post 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
Genetically modified chickens have been created that developers say will not transmit avian flu to other birds. [That’s good news, but developers don’t say what negative effects to human health may come from eating the meat from these chickens. This is part of the current trend whereby GMO companies are trying to get farmers to grow only foods that they have patented, and they always justify this practice as, somehow, providing a benefit to mankind.]
PopSci Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
UK: Grandmother received swine flu vaccine and was told by her doctor that it would absolutely protect her from the flu. She did not have the flu at the time but died from swine flu two months later. Natural News Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
California applies to the federal government for bankruptcy protection. Currently, states are prohibited from declaring bankruptcy, but a new law to change that is being considered. [If states can declare bankruptcy, they will be able to re-negotiate impossible-to-sustain employee pension plans and health-care contracts, which is why unions oppose the measure. For taxpayers, it would be a great relief.]
LA Times 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
US Fish & Wildlife has agreed (only after being sued) to stop planting GMO crops on refuges in 12 Northeastern states. More lawsuits to stop the practice in other regions are being pursued. [This article says that, while farming is allowed on refuges, most have been converted to GMO crops because those were the only seeds farmers could obtain. A peek into the future?] PEER Posted 2011 Jan 15 (Cached)
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Texas: Activist confronts Austin Chief Sustainability Officer as she confirms that the UN’s Agenda 21 program, which she supports, calls for reducing the population by 85%. She laughs when the issue is raised and says she is not concerned about that aspect of the program. [This is only one official out of thousands just like her in positions of government authority around the country, but be assured that she represents the norm, not the exception. These people are dead serious.] YouTube 2011 Jan 16
Mike Adams and Farmer Brad discuss the impact of the misnamed Food Safety Bill: Many small farmers will go out of business due to extensive paperwork & FDA regulations; food prices will increase; and more food will be imported from other countries. [Imported food bypasses most safety regulations, so Americans will be at greater risk than before. Incidentally, small farms have never been the source of major outbreaks.] Natural News Posted 2011 Jan 15
This is an excellent animation that explains the illusion of the “American Dream” and fiat money. [Caution! Some of the historical information is not accurate. For example, the story that JFK was assassinated because of his stand against the Federal Reserve cannot be substantiated. In fact, Kennedy always was a friend of central banking (See The JFK Myth). Nevertheless, because of the high quality of this program and the fact that the general theme is correct, we recommend it highly.] YouTube Posted 2011 Jan 15
When the enemies of freedom cannot hide or deny the truth, their disinformation agents proclaim it boldly but mix it with questionable or offensive claims so people will recoil from the whole, like mixing garbage with groceries to stink up the bag and cause us to throw out the good with the bad. News items in this section may be in that category.
EU Times story on “toxic-oil spill rains” correctly spotlights damage from the Gulf-oil spill but makes claims that cannot be substantiated, thus, undermining genuine concerns.
Rense.com Posted 2011 Jan 18 (Cached)