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G. Edward Griffin’s RealityZone.com
2011 MAY 28 – JUNE 3
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US: Obama continues to ignore the requirement to obtain authorization from Congress for military action in Libya. Rep. Kucinich introduced a resolution for complete withdrawal from Libya, but the vote was delayed because it had substantial support. Speaker-of-the-House Boehner then introduced a watered-down resolution asking only that Obama provide more information. [This likely will be the resolution that will be allowed for a vote. Congress is corrupt.] TPM 2011 Jun 3 (Cached)
China accuses US of launching an ‘Internet war’ to destabilize foreign governments, like those in Arab countries. While there is strong evidence to support this, China also has been accused of hacking into foreign databases. This comes on the heels of the US proclaiming that computer ‘cyber attacks’ may now be considered an act of war. [All collectivist governments privately do what they publicly condemn.] GlobalPost 2011 Jun 3 (Cached)
China: A 17-year-old boy sold his kidney to buy an Apple iPad2 and cell phone. DailyMail 2011 Jun 2 (Cached)
Japan: UN International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) criticizes TEPCO for underestimating tsunami threat. It is silent about health and environmental dangers. CSM 2011 Jun 1 (Cached)
Florida Governor signs law requiring welfare recipients to pass drug tests to receive aid. He also is requiring drug tests for new state hires, and spot checks for existing employees. For this, he is being sued by the ACLU. DailyMail 2011 June 1 (Cached)
British Geological Survey says that fracking (hydraulic chemical fracturing of rock while drilling for gas or oil) may have caused low level earthquakes, so drilling has been suspended during investigation. Globe and Mail 2011 June 1 (Cached)
New York Attorney General sues federal government over fracking because it failed to do environmental studies on the effects of chemicals that have been linked to groundwater pollution and human illness. Gothamist 2011 June 1 (Cached)
US: Home prices keep falling in 19 cities – but they are rising in Washington DC. [Could that be because trillions of dollars are being pulled into the federal government, resulting in expanding government employment and pressure for houses in DC?]
Business Insider 2011 Jun 1 (Cached)
Obama’s birth certificate is an obvious forgery, says a scanner expert who filed a criminal complaint with the FBI demanding an investigation. [Regardless of your prior opinion on this issue,you will be impressed by his evidence.] WND 2011 May 31 (Cached)
New Mexico Supreme Court rules that police can confiscate legally owned guns from citizens cars during traffic stops without any reason other than that the guns are there. [This nullifies the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms.] The Newspaper 2011 May 31 (Cached)
Former CIA head of the Bin Laden unit says that the US aggressive war in the Middle East is the primary motivator for Al-Qaeda recruitment, and that ‘foreign intervention’ is the cause of blowback in the Muslim world. Telegraph 2011 May 31 (Cached)
Computer ‘Cyber attacks’ now are considered an act of war by the Pentagon, and military retaliation may be used. [The danger is that a president who is looking for an excuse to invade a country now only has to claim that the country had launched a cyber attack against the US. A president wouldn’t say that if it weren’t true – would he?] DailyMail 2011 May 31 (Cached)
US: Supreme Court throws out damage claim against former Attorney General John Ashcroft primarily because it is nearly impossible to sue a high-ranking government official so long as his crime is committed while serving office.
Yahoo 2011 May 31 (Cached)
World Health Organization says cell phones may cause cancer. Thirty-one scientists reviewed prior studies that link 30 minutes of daily cell-phone use to a 40% rise in brain cancer and another study that shows cell phones change brain chemistry.
PCWorld 2011 May 31 (Cached)
Australia: New law outlaws swearing in public. Police can write tickets for $257, on the spot, for using obnoxious words and phrases. [Many people approve, not realizing that this sets the stage for outlawing politically incorrect or ‘hateful’ words and phrases. Definitions of what those are will be entirely up to the government.] SMH 2011 May 31 (Cached)
US: Government is pursuing prosecution of health-care executives for fraud estimated at $60 billion a year. This is a welcome shift in policy. Usually, corporations are fined for criminal actions, the cost is passed on to their stock holders, and the executives are spared. [It’s almost too good to be true inasmuch as government and large corporations are known to have a cozy relationship. The execs still may get off with minor fines, easily paid out of special bonuses. We shall see how this plays out.]
Yahoo 2011 May 31 (Cached)
Libya: News video captures western troops on the ground (possibly British) apparently providing assistance to rebel forces. It is anticipated that NATO attack helicopters and jets soon may support rebel positions. Guardian 2011 May 30 (Cached)
Texas prepares for new oil boom. 3000 wells to be drilled in next 12 months using a process called ‘fracking’. This fractures underground rock formations to allow oil and gas deposits to flow into areas previously not accessable. [This also causes oil, gas, and toxic chemicals used in the process to seep into ground water used for irrigation and water wells. The pollution can be deadly to humans and livestock.] DailyMail 2011 May 30 (Cached)
Obama is searching for a way to implement gun control by way of Executive Order, which would bypass Congress. He says he is working on this issue ‘under the radar’. DailyMail 2011 May 29 (Cached)
Pima County (Arizona) SWAT Team kills former Marine in botched pot raid. They pumped 60 bullets into him because they say he fired a gun at them when they arrived. It was later shown that the Marine’s gun was on safety mode, so he could not have fired. No drugs were found.
PressTV 2011 May 29 (Cached)
UN Is being sued by for $150 million for an unpaid contract, but the UN claims it does not have to pay because it has legal immunity in the U.S. It is said that, if the contractor is allowed to sue, it could open the floodgates for others and put the UN out of business as it owes hundreds of millions in unpaid contracts. Posted YouTube 2011 May 28
French President Sarkozy, on behalf of the G8, says that the Internet should be controlled by government because governments are the only legitimate representatives of the will of the people. [Pure collectivism, of course. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao would totally agree.] HuffPost Posted 2011 May 28 (Cached)
A toxin, known as Bt, which is in many genetically modified crops, has been found in human blood. GMO producers say there is nothing to worry about, because Bt breaks down in the gut. However, a recent Canadian study shows that Bt, not only passes into the blood, but can be passed to children. India Today Posted 2011 May 28 (Cached)
US: Fifteen states are challenging the EPA’s greenhouse gas ruling, which says greenhouse gases endanger human welfare. [That a step in the right direction, but it would be more efficient and effective for these states to assert the 10th Amendment and simply ignore bad EPA regulations.]
LegalNewsLine Posted 2011 May 28 (Cached)
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Analyst says Greece should do the ‘right thing’ and default now. He says banks lured the government into loans it could not afford by means of deceptive promises and other predator loan policies. Therefore, the banks committed a crime and should forfeit repayment. [We don’t think the government was all that naive and innocent, but the criminality of the loans is well worth considering.]
OfTwoMinds 2011 June 1 (Cached)
“In the Grip of Mad Scientists” is a review of Monsanto’s history of alliance with the military to carry out secret experiments on US citizens. Monsanto is still working with the military and USDA through its agriculture business. It recently teamed up with Atlas Venture company, which specializes in what it calls “disruptive innovation,” a technique for completely and quickly changing the way things normally are done. FarmWars 2011 Jun 1 (Cached)
‘NutriSmart’ is a system in development that uses edible RFID chips to track your food intake, nutritional consumption, origin and age of the food you eat, and much more that you may not want it to do. They say it’s the future.
PhysOrg 2011 May 31 (Cached)