Mexico is purging US Dollars from its economy. It no longer allows purchases in Dollars, not even in American-owned stores such as Wal-Mart. That’s because the Dollar is losing value so fast it is expected to collapse very soon, and Mexico does not want to be left holding the worthless notes. [Amazing! We have come to the point where people prefer Mexican Pesos over US Dollars. Are your savings still in Dollars?]
ThePeoplesVoice 2011 Feb 4 (Cached)
US: Treasury Dept. and Federal Reserve threaten Armageddon in America if Congress fails to raise the debt limit – again. It’s the same argument used to push Congress into supporting the bank bailouts of the past two years. [It always works.]
ActivistPost 2011 Feb 4 (Cached)
JP Morgan is being sued for being complicit in the Bernie Madoff scandal in spite of the fact that the bank suspected him of being a crook 18 months before the scam was revealed to the public.
DailyMail 2011 Feb 4 (Cached)
Our documentary on chemtrails What in the World Are They Spraying, was featured in a CBS Atlanta affiliate story. The station is requesting photos of chemtrails for proof of spraying.
IntelHub 2011 Feb 3 (Cached) Click for info on DVD
US: Last year the city of Oakland, California, passed an ordinance allowing marijuana farms. Now federal prosecutors are threatening to prosecute growers and even city council members if they follow through. [The issue is, not whether people should grow pot, but who is authorized to make that decision. The Tenth Amendment says that states and the people have the authority in all matters except those specifically described elsewhere in the Constitution, and that does not include decreeing what crops may not be grown. Therefore, it is up to the states or the people, not the federal government.]
RawStory 2011 Feb 3 (Cached)
US: Federal Judge orders BP-claims administrator Ken Feinberg to stop telling Gulf victims that he is independent because, even though approved by Obama, he is working on behalf of BP. Feinberg is offering settlements that prevent victims from suing BP or any other responsible party after they sign the release. Now that the victims know he is not independent, more law suits are expected.
WTVY 2011 Feb 3 (Cached)
US: Whole Foods, Stonyfield Farm and Organic Valley, three of the largest organic-food brands, say they will not fight genetically-modified foods but, instead, will “co-exist” with them. They were told by the FDA that a complete ban was not an option, so they chose the best they could get, which is partial regulation of some crops. [Very courageous! By the way, the CEOs of two of these companies are personal friends of the head of USDA who is so close to Monsanto that he has traveled on its corporate jet on political campaigns. The author of this article says this is not a major scandal, just disappointing. Our view is that it is a major sell-out with the distinct odor of corruption.]
FastCompany 2011 Feb 2 (Cached)
US: Nine states including Maine, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and Wyoming have introduced legislation to nullify Obamacare under the Tenth Amendment. Some of the bills include jail time for any federal agent who tries to enforce the unconstitutional law. [This is a good start. Now let’s see if the legislators really mean it or are just trying to look good to the voters. When enough states reject a bad federal law, it has little chance for implementation.]
Tenth Amendment Center 2011 posted Feb 2 (Cached)
US: Watchdog group says Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appears to have ‘knowingly and willfully’ violated the law for 20 years by falsifying income-disclosure forms that are used to reveal possible conflict-of-interest among public employees.
PR Newswire 2011 Feb 1 (Cached)
Microsoft warns of a security flaw that affects users of Internet Explorer (900 million people). Although it is not known if anyone yet has taken advantage of the flaw, it is possible for hackers to take over computers and steal personal data. Users are urged to download a free “fix” from the Internet.
DailyMail 2011 Feb 1 (Cached)
Egypt: Sources inside the government are saying that the US has had secret meetings with the ‘Muslim Brotherhood’, which is the main opposition group, and that it has been covertly encouraging the current anti-government demonstrations. [It is likely that whoever comes to power will be beholden to the US for funding and support. Do not expect true reform, merely a change from puppet A to puppet B.]
WND 2011 Feb 1 (Cached)
Egypt shut down internet service, making it difficult for people to organize. Here is a list of alternative methods of communication in case your government pulls the plug on the Internet. [This is wiki style, which means anyone can add to it. There are several very interesting alternatives, but they need to be explained further. If you are tech-savvy, perhaps you can help.]
Wired 2011 Feb 1 (Cached)
New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez (who fired the state’s environmental board on her second day in office) is cracking down on illegal immigration by allowing the police to investigate immigrations status of criminals. Ironically, although she is Hispanic and has a large Hispanic constituency, she is being accused of racism.
NECN 2011 Jan 31 (Cached)
US: Federal judge declares Obamacare unconstitutional in a 26-state lawsuit because Congress exceeded its authority with regard to requiring citizens over 18 to purchase health insurance. This case now will likely go to the Supreme Court. [States don’t have to wait for the courts. They can nullify this bad law right now and avoid further litigation,]
Bloomberg 2011 Jan 31 (Cached)
European study proposes an extra tax on meat and dairy products to reduce the consumption of those foods. Why? Because they say dairy animals are a major cause of global warming. [Since global warming is a myth, we know that the real goal is merely to raise additional tax revenue, exactly as cap-and-trade is intended to do.]
MSNBC 2011 Jan 31 (Cached)
As Egypt government closes down the Internet to prevent citizens from organizing protests, the U.S. government introduces “kill switch” legislation that will enable the President to do the same thing in America.
The Age 2011 Jan 31 (Cached)
US: Rate of home ownership continues to fall, and nearly 11% of houses are empty even though prices also are falling. Banks, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are holding hundreds of thousands of properties. [Why do they hold them? Because they don’t want to put them up for auction and reveal their true worth. They would rather hold the inventories and hope that, eventually, the government will bail them out by buying them at book value, not market value. In the end, taxpayers will pick up the loss.]
CNBC 2011 Jan 31 (Cached)
US: Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has requested the government to provide him with the names of every person who has ever made a Freedom-of-Information-Act request. He says it is to make sure that the government isn’t dragging its feet in complying with these requests. [Shuur! If that were true, all he needs is a tally of requests and time delays. Why a list of names? This guy has a bad past, including allegations of arson and an indictment for car theft. Could the true motive be retaliation against those who are challenging government secrecy?]
SmirkingChimp 2011 Jan 30 (Cached)
US: Two witnesses will testify at the trial of the ‘underwear bomber’ who attempted to blow up Flight 253 on Christmas Day 2009. They observed him being assisted through security by men in suits who appeared to be government agents. The witnesses believe the incident was set-up by the US government and that the man was given a defective bomb to provide a newsworthy event to further the ‘War on Terror’, to install body scanners at airports, to increase the TSA’s budget, and to renew the Patriot Act.
YouTube Posted 2011 Jan 29
Toxic chemicals relating to crude oil are showing up in blood samples taken from Gulf residents. These chemicals can cause kidney damage and cancer. People can absorb these chemicals by touching the oil, breathing fumes from it, or eating contaminated seafood.
YouTube Posted 2011 Jan 29
Mexico issues national ID cards with biometric iris-scan technology to children ages 4 to 17 – to protect against baby trafficking and child prostitution, of course. [Their parents will be next.]
SignOnSanDiego Posted 2011 Jan 29 (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.
US: Analysis: Banks claim to be making a profit, but that is a bookkeeping trick. In spite of continuing foreclosures and bad loans, banks are reducing loan-loss reserves. Heck, who needs to put money aside for losses when you can get a government bailout from the taxpayers? So, take the money that will be needed to cover next month’s losses and declare them as today’s profits – and pay bonuses, too.
Business Insider Posted 2011 Jan 22 (Cached)
US: 2012 will be dubbed the year of youth, if Young Americans for Liberty have their way. More than just enthusiasm, they have the understanding as well. Worth supporting.
YouTube Posted 2011 Jan 22. Here is their website link: www.yaliberty.org
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
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.
US: A Congressional panel finds that the financial crisis occurred because government officials, the Fed, and Wall Street ignored warning signs and failed to properly manage risks. The panel is referring cases to the Department of Justice to look into possible criminal prosecution. [This is classic controlled opposition. First, there likely will be no prosecutions of the people who were most responsible, because they have too many friends in high positions. Second, the panel concluded that there is nothing wrong with the the financial system itself, including the power of the Federal Reserve, only with the people who run it. However, until the banking cartel called the Federal Reserve is abolished and the nation returns to sound money based on gold or silver, the problem will never be solved. This theater of investigating, deliberating, debating, and finger-pointing merely serves to perpetuate the system and keep the public from considering an alternative.]
Yahoo 2011 Jan 27 (Cached)