US: State Attorney Generals are investigating ‘Foreclosuregate’ but no prosecutions for wrongdoing are being considered. The focus, instead, is on how to keep homeowners in their homes and how to keep the banks in business. [In the aftermath of the S&L fraud of the 1980s, there were over a thousand felony convictions. The recent mortgage fraud is 40 times greater but NO convictions, not even investigations. The above cartoon explains it all.]
USAwatchdog Posted 2010 Oct 29 (Cached)
US: Transportation Security Administration begins an ‘enhanced pat-down’ procedure at airports starting today. Security agents will slide the palms of their hands along travelers’ bodies (previously it was back-side of the hand). This will be done with anyone who refuses X-ray whole-body scanners. [It appears that the primary purpose is to motivate people to choose the scanners.]
DemocratChronicle 2010 Oct 29 (Cached)
Presidential Commission reports that Gulf-oil blowout was caused by faulty cement mixture used to seal the well. This was known in advance but BP and Halliburton, not only used it anyway, they cancelled the tests that showed it was defective. Criminal indictments are expected. [Evidence continues to mount that the disaster was anticipated and allowed to happen.]
LA Times 2010 Oct 29 (Cached)
Australia: Norfolk Island residents will be used to test a carbon trading scheme that also targets obesity. They will be given coupons that must be spent along with money. If their coupons run out, they will have to purchase more to continue the privilege of buying gas or certain types of food – to stop global warming, of course. This will be a collectivist paradise.
Sunshine Coast Daily 2010 Oct 28 (Cached)
US: Pentagon seeks to establish a program to scan all civilian emails and other communications – to prevent crime, of course. [Don’t overlook the fact that, increasingly, any dissent from government policy is considered a crime. That means the goal of this program is to prevent dissent]
CNN Oct 27 (Cached)
US: The Coast Guard, which historically has been a service organization under the Department of Transportation, now declares that it is a branch of the military and part of the Department of Homeland Security. [Concentrated power just keeps growing.]
Corbett Report 2010 Oct 27 (Cached)
The growing use of biofuels is threatening the world’s food supply as agricultural land is being used for growing plants for fuel instead of food. This is the result of government subsidies, not the free market.
Telegraph 2010 Oct 27 (Cached)
Chelene Nightingale, American Independent candidate for Governor of California, receives endorsement of G. Edward Griffin and discusses the Left/ Right paradigm, global warming restrictions, and the 10th Amendment States’ rights.
Youtube 2010 Oct 28
Google CEO Eric Schmidt say people concerned with their houses being photographed for Google Street View should “just move.” He also is quoted as saying, “We know where you are … with your permission. We know where you’ve been … with your permission. We can more or less guess what you’re thinking”.
PCWorld 2010 Oct 27 (Cached) (Note: you can use Startpage.com in the URL toolbar instead of Google to do searches. They don’t collect or store information).
Mexico: Entire police force in the town of Los Ramones resigned after gunmen from drug gangs attack their headquarters. Within 20 minutes, the gangs fired 1000 rounds and 6 grenades. Patrol cars were destroyed.
NY Daily News 2010 Oct 27 (Cached)
Costa Mesa, California, is the first city to ban mercury in dental fillings. Mercury is highly toxic and is the cause of many diseases that most people don’t suspect is coming from their teeth. Mercury waste from dental offices also pollutes groundwater and air.
PRWeb 2010 Oct 26 (Cached)
US: An entire squadron of 50 nuclear missiles goes off line unexpectedly because of power failure. Although that is only 11% of the total, it is viewed as a serious failure in defense readiness – except at the White House where the response was that it was “not that big of a deal.”
Weekly Standard 2010 Oct 26 (Cached)
US: Republican Party is reaping the benefit of voter anger as massive donations flood in to defeat Democrats this year – exactly as the Democrat Party previously reaped the benefit of anger against Republicans. [There is no significant difference between the parties, but most voters haven’t figured that out yet. They vote against something, not for something, because they have no well defined political philosophy. Nothing will change until we shatter the myth of a 2-party system.]
Yahoo 2010 Oct 26 (Cached)
Cell phone manufacturers finally are putting warnings in their manuals about keeping a cell phone close to your body because of the danger of radiation. A recent study shows that using a cell phone for over 30 minutes a day increases the risk of brain cancer.
Yahoo 2010 Oct 26 (Cached)
US: Quadruple-dose flu vaccine now being aggressively pushed onto seniors. It has four times more viral fragments, is four times more toxic, and costs twice as much. The FDA has not tested this vaccine. [Vitamin D3 supplements are safer, more effective, and less costly.]
Natural News 2010 Oct 24 (Cached)
G. Edward Griffin discusses health dangers of whole-body scanners with Idaho State Legislator Phil Hart who has written a bill opposing the scanners. States have jurisdictional authority to do this.
YouTube 2010 Oct 24
US: Janet Napolitano, head of Homeland Security, praised x-ray whole body scanners at JFK Airport, but declined to enter it herself. [An excellent reason not to do so is that radiation from these machines is believed to increase the risk of skin cancer.]
NYDailyNews Posted 2010 Oct 23 (Cached)
Psychiatric manual now labels children who are free thinkers, nonconformists, and those who question authority as mentally ill. The diagnosis is ‘Oppositional Defiant Disorder’ (ODD).
USWGO Posted 2010 Oct 23 (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.
“Crude Awakening,” An investigation of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill uncovers a series of cover-ups instead of a long-term fix. Delayed effects may turn out to be worse than what has been seen so far.
Journeyman Pictures 2010 Oct 28
US: “The Revolving Door That Never Stops Turning” shows how government officials become directors of corporations that derive incredible profits from government contracts made possible by the influence of those managers – at great expense to taxpayers. These people should be in prison, but it is perfectly legal.
American Policy Center 2010 Oct 28 (Cached)
“There is bank fraud everywhere, and Bernanke is leading the cover-up.” That is the message of a must-see news cast featuring Economics Professor William Black and TV commentator Dylan Ratigan. Over 90% of the mortgage loans now in default were fraudulent because banks created incentives for loan brokers, appraisers, and credit-rating agencies to lie on loan applications. The Fed, the Chamber of Commerce, and the American Bankers Association have worked to cover up the losses. A huge amount of information in just a few minutes.
DailyBail 2010 Oct 25 (Cached)
Mexican soldiers who established the Zeta drug cartel were trained in America at Fort Bragg during the 1990’s. The U.S. government has a long history of training commandos and officers of other countries at taxpayer expense.
Raw Story Oct 22 (Cached)
UN treaties and UN junk science are being used to de-industrialize America. In the U.S., the EPA has usurped authority, without consent of Congress, to implement a cap-and-trade scheme, and the Department of Energy is consolidating power grids to increase federal control over all energy delivery.
MorphCity 2010 Oct 19 (Cached)
Are they altering the human genetic code by means of synthetic chemicals added to the food chain to reduce global population? This researcher explains why he thinks so and that the plan includes re-engineering the human race into two distinct sub-species: intelligent rulers and docile workers. Whether you agree or not, you should be interested in the reasons for his conclusion.
Michael Nield Posted 2010 Oct 16 (Cached)
US: An informative analysis of Bernanke’s latest speech. It’s all about money out of nothing and planned inflation.
Economic Collapse 2010 Oct 16 (Cached)
Here is a case study in media corruption. Attorney Richard Fine reveals how the Los Angeles Times has consistently protected and endorsed county judges who have been found guilty of taking illegal payments. The Times has never reported this fact. Fine has challenged the judges to a public debate.
Full Disclosure Network 2010 Oct 15