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Reality Zone Unfiltered News 2011 February 26-March 4

Crude oil prices hit highest level since 2008, now at $115 a barrel. Analysts say this is in response to unrest in the Middle East. Gasoline prices have risen an average of 35 cents per gallon since an uprising in Libya began in mid-February.
Yahoo 2011 Mar 4 (Cached)

US: Four Democrats are joining a Republican effort in Congress to prevent the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas, which is falsely blamed for mythical global warming. The bill has support in the House, but fate of the Senate version is ‘uncertain’.
MSNBC 2011 Mar 4 (Cached)

Ron Paul holds his ground during an interview with former prosecuting attorney Elliot Spitzer, current host of CNN. This is a worthwhile watch between two dueling philosophies; Collectivism vs. Individualism – and the winner is?
YouTube 2011 Mar 3

US: House passes bill to repeal the portion of ObamaCare that requires all businesses to file 2099 forms for transactions exceeding $600. The Senate & Obama seem to agree with this. [However, before the House and Senate versions can agree, there will be much debate over how to collect the billions of tax revenue that was anticipated from the original provision.]
TBO.com 2011 Mar 3 (Cached)

US: State & local government pension shortfalls are understated by $1.5 trillion when realistic accounting techniques are employed. [Government accounting (at all levels: city to federal) is like Enron accounting. It is based on assumptions of future income and expenses that are completely out of touch with reality.]
Washington Post 2011 Mar 3 (Cached)

US: The gap between the super rich and the middle class (what is left of it) continues to widen. Most of the economic growth benefits the top 1/100 of 1% who enjoy government subsidies and laws that are custom tailored to favor their enterprises. [Members of Congress also acquire great wealth. When you make laws that override the free market, investing becomes a lot simpler.]
Mother Jones 2011 March 3 (Cached)

New Zealand: Massive animal cloning research project ended due to 90% death rate and ‘unnecessary suffering’. The company will now attempt cloning using a different technology involving embryonic stem cells.
NaturalNews 2011 Mar 3 (Cached)


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New Hampshire has introduced a bill that would make random TSA screenings (without probable cause) that involve touching or photographing genitalia a criminal sexual offense.
WMUR 2011 Mar 2 (Cached)

Michigan police are caught on audio tape entering a man’s home based on an anonymous tip and then stealing much of his personal property and electronics. Michigan’s forfeiture laws are, virtually, a license to steal.
YouTube 2011 Mar 2

US: Postal Service on path to be broke by October. This is because of cost of employee benefit and retirement programs. Pressure now will be put on Congress to pay for these out of taxes rather than increasing postage rates.
MSNBC 2011 Mar 2 (Cached)

US: The attorney for Sirhan Sirhan, RFK’s alleged assassin, will present new evidence that Sirhan was brainwashed or “hypno-programmed”.
ABC 2011 Mar 1 (Cached)

There is an abundance of old evidence that leads to the same conclusion, as shown in the documentary, The Second Dallas; Who Killed RFK? available from The Reality Zone here.

US: The EPA is seizing private land under the ‘Clean Water Act’ by claiming that wetlands need to be kept pristine, so no economic development is allowed. Because landowners are prevented from doing anything with their land, it is useless to them, but they still must pay property taxes.
CDFE 2011 Mar 1 (Cached)

San Francisco spent over $100 million to upgrade its sewer system to accommodate low-flow eco-friendly toilets, but now there is a problem with sludge build up and odor. Solution? The eco-conscious city will dump $14 million of bleach into the system, and that will end up in the sea. Great for marine life, of course.
DailyMail 2011 Mar 1 (Cached)

Here’s the answer to why the state of California is broke. It is so simple that any high school student can understand it. [The explanation covers several pages of fine print, but you will completely comprehend it in less than five seconds.]
Colonel Pete 2011 March 1 (Cached)

China: As a hedge against inflation, citizens are rushing to buy gold, even in jewelry, instead of putting their savings in banks. Sales are up 70% over last year.
China Daily 2011 Feb 28 (Cached)

US: Drones (remote-controlled aircraft) used primarily for military and police functions, soon will be operating out of bases being built in national and state parks – you know, those places where the wonders of nature are protected from human activity.
Wired 2011 Feb 28 (Cached)

US: Scientists at NASA say that nuclear war would have a beneficial effect on global warming. [Since global warming is a myth, it makes you wonder what these so-called scientists are up to.]
Yahoo 2011 Feb 28 (Cached)

US: Department of Agriculture does not test to see if organic foods have GMO contamination. Why not? Because they say, as long as their growing guidelines are followed, there is no reason to believe that contamination is happening. So why test for it? [By the time it is discovered that all foods are contaminated by GMOs, they will say, “My goodness. How did that happen? Oh, well, it’s too late now.”]
FarmWars 2011 Feb 28 (Cached)

US: “Genetic Patdown’ to be introduced by DHS into airports this summer under the guise of stopping human trafficking and illegal immigration. [No one has any idea how gathering genetic data from blood or saliva will do a better job of stopping human trafficking or illegal immigration. It’s just an excuse to expand the government data base on all citizens.]
Activist Post 2011 Feb 27 (Cached)

US: Some states are pursuing a Constitutional Convention as a means to rein in federal spending. [This may sound like a good idea at first, but it is dangerous and unnecessary; dangerous because a Constitutional convention could be used to completely change the Constitution; unnecessary because we don’t need more words on a piece of paper to stop the spending. We need honorable and intelligent legislators. That should be our focus.]
Pelican Post 2011 Feb 27 (Cached)

US: Court of Appeals sides with USDA and Monsanto by overturning previous court order to remove GMO  beet plants from the ground. Therefore, young GMO plants will be cultivated to produce GMO seed for the 2012 growing year.
LA Times Post5ed 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

Indiana deputy Attorney General fired after he urged police to ‘use live ammunition’ on protesters.
Daily Mail Posted 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

Montana Governor speaks against the Tenth Amendment right for states to nullify federal laws that violate the Constitution. [Notice that MSNBC slants this story to discredit those who advocate states rights. The freedom movement continues to grow anyway.]
MSNBC Posted 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

UK: Doctors complain that socialized medical system is severely rationing health care to save money. [Can America be far behind?]
DailyMail Posted 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

US: George Soros’ green energy hedge fund hires former high ranking employee of Department of Energy. Her inside information and contacts will help the Fund benefit from policies generated by “green” organizations funded by Soros. [What goes around, comes around.]
American Thinker Posted 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

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ANALYSIS
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.

This analysis shows that the EU now can force the US into compliance with UN rules for food and health products that favor pharmaceuticals over natural substances. [This is possible because the US joined the UN World Trade Organization and agreed to abide by rulings of the World Court. Therefore, if the EU sues the US in the World Court and wins – which is the expected outcome – Americans will say bye-bye to their vitamin supplements.]
Activist Post 2011 March 3 (Cached)

A garden in your own back yard (or in a neighbor’s yard) can produce, not only self-reliance, but a good source of income. Some people are turning urban gardens into a business. Here is the amazing story. [Includes video.]
MorphCity Posted 2011 Mar 2 (Cached)

G. Edward Griffin discusses free markets, monopolies, and how to restore freedom.
Alt-Markets Posted 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? This is an interview with Rolling Stone reporter Matt Taibbi who explains that the revolving door between government and the financial sector has prevented accountability. [Unfortunately, this scheme is not limited to the financial sector but is common throughout collectivist structures, including the FDA, EPA, USDA, and the Department of Energy.]
Democracy Now Posted 2011 Feb 26 (Cached)

The “revolutions” in the Arab world are not what they appear to be on the surface. This analysis probes the problem of acting with rage against a known tyrant but being in the dark about who is waiting in the wings to pick up the pieces afterward. This could be a dress rehearsal for what is coming to the U.S.
NeitherCorp 2011 Feb 24 (Cached)

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Freedom Force DISINFORMATION & CONTROLLED OPPOSITION

When the enemies of freedom cannot hide or deny the truth, they proclaim it boldly but mix it with outrageous or offensive claims so people will recoil from the whole, like mixing garbage with groceries to stink up the bag causing us to throw out the good with the bad. Another collectivist strategy is to send agents into the ranks of freedom activists to become their leaders. One reason the freedom movement has been consistently defeated is that false leaders put up a good fight but, at the last minute, accept defeat or switch sides. News items in this section illustrate these strategies.

US: Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) updates it list of ‘hate groups’, ‘right-wing extremists’, and those who are ‘conspiracy minded’. Considering that the SPLC is notorious for supporting left-wing extremists and opposing anyone who opposes collectivism, it is not surprising that Freedom Force and other fine organizations are on this list. [Not all groups on this list are fine organizations. Some truly are despicable. They have been added to the list to smell up the works and lead the casual observer to conclude that all are of the same ilk. It’s an old but effective tactic.]
WND 2011 Feb 28 (Cached)

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