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G. Edward Griffin’s

2011 APRIL 30 – MAY 6

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US: Ron Paul raised over $1 million in one day for his 2012 presidential campaign, and polls indicate he has the best chance of defeating Obama.
2011 May 6 (Cached)

Mississippi nuclear plant releases unknown amount of radioactive tritium into the Mississippi River. Authorities don’t know where it came from or even why it was there. Tritium is not normally used in nuclear plants and it was found in a structure that never has been used. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says health is not threatened. [Let’s get this right: They don’t know where it came from or if it still is arriving from some unknown source, and they don’t know how much was dumped into the river; but don’t worry folks, it is perfectly safe.]

NaturalNews 2011 May 6 (Cached)

US: Obama administration floats a plan to tax drivers based on miles traveled. The White House claims that this is an early draft and Obama has not yet endorsed it. [He will, of course.]
The Hill
2011 May 5 (Cached)

Pakistan military, responding to the bin Laden raid, says that more US raids would result in a review of further cooperation with Washington. [What a weak statement of protest this is. Pakistan is unlikely to jeopardize its multi-billion aid package it gets from Uncle Sam, but they have to say something that sounds good to the Pakistani people. The U.S. frequently bombs areas of Pakistan with drones, and the Pakistan government remains silent.] AFP 2011 May 5 (Cached)

US: FDA claims power to seize food without evidence of contamination. It can hold the food for up to 30 days merely on suspicion of contamination or mislabeling. ActivistPost 2011 May 5 (Cached)

US: Security ‘experts’ now propose military checkpoints at shopping malls, churches, and schools. To combat terrorism, of course.
2011 May 4 (Cached)

US: Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, who served under three Presidents, says Osama Bin Laden died in 2001 from a medical condition known as Marfan Syndrome. He also says he is prepared to tell a federal grand jury the name of a top general who told him directly that 9/11 was a false-flag attack. In other words, it really was an inside job. PrisonPlanet 2011 May 4 (Cached)

US: EPA and Army Corps of Engineers can take control of almost all water sources under the misnamed Clean Water Act, claiming it is necessary to combat pollution. [Combating pollution is a worthy goal; but, unfortunately, the EPA is heavily influenced by the same corporate interests that are the worst polluters. This is about control, not clean water.] NaturalNews 2011 May 4 (Cached)

Maryland to sue Chesapeake Energy for poisoning farmlands and waterways with toxic chemicals used for ‘fracking’ (fracturing underground rock formation to release trapped gas and oil). The company is not required to identify the chemicals, because they are considered proprietary.
2011 May 4 (Cached)

US: Environmental Protection Aegncy (badly misnamed) stops special monitoring for Fukushima fallout despite increased radiation in rainwater, drinking water, milk, and California topsoil. [If EPA stops looking for radiation, it honestly can say it is unaware of any danger.]
Michigan Messenger 2011 May 4 (Cached)

Former EPA whistleblower releases a peer-reviewed study that discredits the theory of global warming because it is contradicted by real-word data. Therefore, it is foolish to regulate CO2 emissions. His original report was banned in the EPA and never made public, because the EPA has a political agenda that requires belief in the global-warming myth. BigSkyBusiness 2011 May 4 (Cached)

US: Computer rental company is sued for spying on customers from rented laptops, including intercepting messages, taking webcam pictures, and tracking keystrokes. [Last year, a school district was caught doing this and had to pay $600,000 in damages. Well, not quite. Not the school district or the people who did the spying, but the taxpayers paid the fine.] ABC News 2011 May 4 (Cached)

Missouri farmers sue the Army Corps of Engineers for blasting levees to prevent swelling of the Mississippi River. The farmers’ previously protected property now is flooded, and the growing season has been lost. The Supreme Court declined to get involved when Missouri tried to stop the Army Corps from blasting the levy. STLToday 2011 May 3 (Cached)

US: About one in seven Americans now receive food stamps from the government. Here is a map that shows the date for each state. [‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’ takes on new meaning.]
2011 May 3 (Cached)

US: Orly Taitz, who has taken the Obama citizenship issue to court before, is filing another case against Obama for a forged birth certificate. She claims that the certificate was doctored, the document’s serial number is out of sequence, the typing isn’t aligned, and it was printed on green paper instead of white, like other Hawaiian birth records of that era. DailyMail 2011 May 3 (Cached)

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US: A secret cable message from a US embassy, exposed by Wikileaks, reveals the plan to merge the U.S. with Mexico and Canada to create a Northy American Union similar to the European Union. The document includes a strategy to circumvent constitutional roadblocks in the pursuit of this goal. New American 2011 May 2 (Cached)

Several mainstream news sources published photos of dead Osama Bin Laden, but they clearly are digital forgeries based on a photo of another man. The U.S. claims it has real photos and is considering releasing them. [It is difficult to imagine why this was not done immediately. We shall see.]
Prison Planet
2011 May 2 (Cached)

US: Tear gas, sound cannons, and riot police used against partying students at Western Illinois University. [All this to break up a noisy block party? Or are police looking for an excuse to practice for bigger events in the future?] YouTube 2011 May 2

Chinese central banker recommends China dump 2/3 of its US dollar reserves of $3 trillion, and replace it with more ‘strategic’ investments. [Chinese officials have been saying they intend to do this for many months, and the sell-off already has begun. The impact will be further drop in dollar value and higher prices.]

NaturalNews 2011 May 2 (Cached)

US: The Federal Reserve announces that inflation is modest and offers new numbers in the Consumer Price Index to prove it. One little problem: Food and energy prices were omitted from the calculation. [It would be funny if it were not so serious.]
2011 May 2 (Cached)

Secret EU deal to merge southern England and northern France into a new territory called “Arc-Manche” is revealed. Millions of pounds have been earmarked for the project, and a flag has already been designed. [Most British citizens support national sovereignty, and support is growing for leaving the EU. However, their royalty and their top leaders are internationalists and want the opposite. Those in power usually get what they want.] Express 2011 May 2 (Cached)

Scotland’s government (taxpayers) paid over $1.3 million to wind farms to stop producing energy for 2 days. Because of high winds and rainfall (which increased hydro-electric generation at the same time) the grids could not absorb the energy. [The amount paid to stop production was 20 times greater than what the wind farms would have earned if they had actually produced electricity.] BBC 2011 May 1 (Cached)

Amateur investigator discovers that the image of Obama’s recently released long-form birth certificate is not a picture of a document but was created by a computer-graphics program with nine separate layers. See for yourself. YouTube Posted 2011 Apr 30

US: Whole Foods market is being sued for violating Florida’s deceptive trade-practices law by selling certified “organic” vegetables from China when the store knew they were grown by prisoners in a polluted region. The suit also claims that Whole Foods knew the certification came from the Chinese government, which also owned the farms, a serious conflict-of-interest.
Sustainable Food Posted 2011 May 30 (Cached)

Texas bill would make invasive pat-downs a felony if TSA agents intentionally touch someone’s private areas (even on top of clothing) unless they have probable cause to believe the person is carrying something illegal. This bill is gaining popularity especially after a former Miss USA was groped in Dallas. Yahoo Posted 2011 Apr 30 (Cached)
Former Miss USA, Susie Castillo, describes her experience with a TSA full-body pat-down and her feelings of being violated.
Posted 2011 Apr 30

Utah sues the federal government for theft of millions of acres of land in the West under the guise of placing it into wilderness ‘protection’, which means it will be closed to economic development. [The states and the people own the land, not the federal government. This land-grab is part of the UN’s Agenda 21] Yahoo Posted 2011 Apr 30 (Cached)

China faces new food-safety scandal: bacon from diseased pigs, rice contaminated with heavy metals, and sausages made from rotten meat and fertilizer. LA Times Postae 2011 Apr 30 (Cached)

Minnesota, Iowa, and Florida considering

making it a felony for activists or journalists to carry out undercover investigations of agribusiness punishable by up to 30 years in prison. Kansas and Montana already have similar laws.
Posted 2011 Apr 30 (Cached)

BPA is a neurotoxic chemical found in many food packages and now is in the body cells of most consumers. Good news: Simply avoiding packaged foods and eating fresh foods results in a dramatic decrease in BPA levels in as little as three days. Inside Prevention Posted 2011 Mar 30 (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.

Spot price of silver has steeply declined in the last few days but is expected to bounce back – and beyond – in the near future. [The decline is due to tightening lending rules in the futures market, not a change in supply or demand. It is related to speculation, not market forces. ‘Short’ speculators (who have sold silver they do not own and, therefore, must purchase it when it is time to complete their contracts) are being flushed out of the market, and this includes some of the biggest banks in the world. If they default on physical deliveries when contracts mature this summer, the market will collapse, and the manipulated (unrealistic) ‘spot price’ will be discredited forever. It is not clear what will emerge to replace it, but two things are certain: (1) real prices will continue upward and (2) physical possession is the only way to own precious metals.] SeekingAlpha 2011 May 4 (Cached)

Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek’ music video explores deep economic questions: Do we need more government spending? Does it create prosperity? Is war good for an economy slump? What are the ultimate sources of prosperity? YouTube Posted 2011 Apr 30

What you need to know about GMO “Franken-Foods” and where to get more information. Unfiltered News 2011 Apr 26