real news for the week- g. edward griffin


Recognize the TSA agent? (Hint: Initials are H.K.)

US: Lawsuit against airport body scanners has been filed by a privacy group because US Marshals have saved tens of thousands of images. [If authorities lied when they said they couldn’t save images, why should we believe them when they claim the scanners pose no health hazard?] Australian Posted 2010 Aug 13 (Cached)

India: Author of scientific report that identifies new “superbug” says he was hired by the EU and two pharmaceutical companies who then twisted his work to create a demand for products produced by the companies and to frighten people away from leaving Europe to seek medical treatment in India. Times of India 2010 Aug 13 (Cached)

Obama will sign a bill to allocate $600 million for security on the US-Mexican border. 1500 Border patrol, immigration, and customs agents will be added in addition to surveillance equipment. [Pardon our skepticism, but this sounds like the old bill that allocated money for a large border fence that was never built. It is merely to placate angry voters. Obama does not want to tighten our borders. He wants to eliminate them. The problem is not more money but the resolve to use the money already allocated.] Yahoo 2010 Aug 13 (Cached)

Vitamin D, even at a low dose of 400 IU (international units) per day, can reduce breast cancer risk by 24%. NaturalNews 2010 Aug 13 (Cached)

Virginia Attorney General is challenging ObamaCare on 2 grounds: (1) it is unconstitutional, and (2) the bill was passed in secret with no disclosure of its content. Now, a federal judge has ruled that the case has enough legal merit to be heard. Washington Examiner 2010 Aug 11 (Cached)

US Dollar hits 15-year low against the Yen while the Yen, itself, is losing purchasing power. Yet, the Federal Reserve continues to run the money printing press. Raw Story 2010 Aug 11 (Cached)

Vending machines of the future will track who you are and what you purchase via thumbprint or retinal scan. They also will have cameras to monitor your activity. [Machines may even deny us from buying a second bag of chips because that’s too much salt for one day. How thoughtful!] MyFoxNY 2010 Aug 11 (Cached)

US: President Reagan’s Director of the Office of Management and Budget says the Republican Party has destroyed the U.S. economy. “In the past 40 years, Republican ideology has gone from solid principles to hype and slogans.” [He is half right. The Democrat Party also has destroyed the economy. The two parties, although opposing each other for dominance in Washington, have cooperated in massive spending programs and budget deficits. But it is surprising to hear the truth from a high-ranking “insider.”]
MarketWatch
2010 Aug 10 (Cached)

UN World Health Organization finally declares the Swine-Flu Pandemic is over. Less than 19,000 people worldwide were reported to have died. [That is far less that predicted, and many of those cases were not Swine Flu at all. WHO received $170 million for this “emergency”.]

Yahoo 2010 Aug 10 (Cached)

US: Backers of the so-called cybersecurity bill are caught lying. Power plants and water-supply systems are not connected to the Internet. [They lie to create a plausible explanation for their real agenda, which is to control the flow of Internet information, just like in China.] Prison Planet 2010 Aug 10 (Cached)



US: Lap-Band surgery (placing a restrictive band around the stomach to reduce the ability to process food) currently is the most popular type of weight-loss surgery, and it generates $300 to $400 million in revenue annually. Practitioners now are targeting teenagers and, with FDA approval (almost certain) hope to expand the business to over a billion a year. [You should know there are serious risks and far better methods available, discussed in this article.]
Mercola
2010 Aug 10 (Cached)

UN-funded college programs in the U.S. are drastically shaping curriculum toward anti-traditional and pro-collectivist values.
WND
2010 Aug 10 (Cached)

China: Government forces 2000 small businesses to shut down by September 30 in the name of “energy efficiency”. Those on the list will be barred from obtaining bank loans, export credits, business licenses, and land; and their electricity will be shut off, if necessary. [Can the rest of the collectivist world be far behind?] NY Times 2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

US: Gulf residents are angry over government report that claims 75% of the oil spill is gone. They say the oil is mostly beneath the surface but easily can be brought into view by churning the water.
Yahoo
2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

EU seeks to directly tax citizens of member countries. Telegraph 2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

US: Mortgage finance giant Freddie Mac is back at the taxpayer trough again looking for $1.8 billion in bailout. Since the government took over 2 years ago, this will bring the total amount of taxpayer subsidy up to $64 billion. Reuters 2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

American girls are entering puberty at an alarmingly young age, many as young as seven. The most likely cause is exposure to chemicals in plastics and foods that mimic estrogen. MSNBC 2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave almost $7 million to La Raza, a racist organization dedicated to the violent seizure of large portions of the United States along the border of Mexico. [La Raza’s motto is “For the race everything, outside the race nothing.”] Infowars 2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

Attorney, Richard Fine, has been in jail for 17 months (mostly in solitary confinement) for exposing Los Angeles judges accepting money from the county and then consistently ruling in the county’s favor. The ruling judge in Fine’s case has admitted taking illegal payments and providing false information in court documents. [Looks to us that the wrong person is in confinement.]
PR Newswire
2010 Aug 9 (Cached)



US: A UN treaty that was withdrawn from a Senate vote in 1994 because it was offensive to American principles and national sovereignty, has been adopted by over 600 American cities.

MorphCity.com
2010 Aug 9 (Cached)

Pennsacola, Florida: Policeman chases a 17-year-old bicyclist, shoots him with a taser gun from his car window, runs him over after he fell off of his bike, kills him, and then appears to plant a gun on the body- all caught on tape. Florida police have killed 57 people with tasers. Lew Rockwell 2010 Aug 9

US: The pay advantage enjoyed by federal workers over private-sector workers continues to expand. Federal employees now average over $80,000 a year, compared to $50,000 for private sector jobs.
Cato at Liberty
2010 Aug 8 (Cached)

California: Lawmakers are considering putting cameras on car windshields to record images to “black boxes” such as used in commercial aircraft to record accidents, of course. [For now, the data would be limited to information like speed, braking, and direction of travel but eventually could include GPS history and driver conversation.]

CBS 2010 Aug 8 (Cached)

Financial expert, Jim Rogers, says food shortages and higher food prices are on the way. European wheat prices have increased 50%, and droughts in Russia (the world’s #3 wheat exporter) have resulted in banning wheat exports for at least four months. Business Intelligence 2010 Aug 7 (Cached)

Florida: Dengue fever (a potentially fatal virus spread by mosquitoes) is on the rise in Key West. It is now known that CIA and the military conducted biological-warfare experiments on unsuspecting residents in Florida by dropping millions of infected mosquitoes on them. Dengue Fever and Yellow Fever were among the infections. Symptoms of Dengue are similar to those of toxicity from Corexit, the chemical used to spray the Gulf oil spill. This makes it difficult in that area to diagnose the cause. [This report is important for many reasons that will become apparent as you read it.] TruthOut Posted 2010 Aug 7 (Cached)

US: Federal Appeals Court rejects warrantless GPS tracking by the government. (The federal government has claimed that citizens have “no expectation of privacy” when using cars or cell phones, so warrants are unnecessary to track and monitor them. [Of interest is the finding that Los Angeles police have the ability to shoot air darts at passing cars to plant tracking devices, presumably in their tires.] The Register Posted 2010 Aug 7 (Cached)

US:  Court OKs payment of $50,000 to each black farmer who claims he was denied a government loan because of racial discrimination. Claims were filed by 86,000 black farmers, and the USDA proceeded to pay. [But wait! How can 86,000 claims be honored when there are only 40,000 black farmers in America? $13 million was paid to USDA Director Shirley Sherrod because she also filed numerous claims for a farm collective she owned prior to being hired by the USDA. The stench of corruption in Washington is unbearable.]
Pajamas Media
2010 Posted Aug 7 (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.

Author F. William Engdahl says “Something stinks about Wikileaks” and that the recent so-called leaked documents are disinformation to benefit US and India’s intelligence and cover-up Afghanistan drug trafficking. War and Peace 2010 Aug 8 (Cached)

Nicholas Gonzalez, M.D. discusses natural cancer cures and why the medical community rejects them. NaturalNews Posted 2010 Aug 7

Oil Leak Outrage. Here is an outstanding summary of the federal government’s disastrous involvement with the Gulf oil spill. The primary motivation in Washington has not been to fix the problem but to take advantage of the problem to further political agendas. New American Posted 2010 Aug 2 (Cached)

Sheriff Tony DeMeo of Nye County, Nevada, is a shining example of the Constitutional power of local government. He explains how he stopped the federal government from illegally seizing cattle from a local rancher because the Feds wanted his water rights. MorphCity.com 2010 Jul 30 (Cached)

Oil spills, leaks, and disasters are increasing worldwide in a short time span. As with the Gulf, secrecy and deception by the oil companies are common themes. [The author of this report poses the question: Is this a coincidence or a strategy to damage the environment to promote geopolitical agendas, such as more government control in the name of saving the oceans.] PreventDisease.com 2010 Jul 29 (Cached)

Six-part series that shatters neoclassical economics and exposes the two-party system controlled by the CFR and the banking cartel. [We recommend watching this perceptive analysis but STRONGLY disagree with the proposal for what is called Sovereign Money. If that meant that nations issue their own money instead of borrowing it from banks, we would agree wholeheartedly, but the presenter intends that it means government issuance of fiat money with no backing and no limit except for political expediency. Too bad the proposed solution is so flawed, but the rest is excellent.] YouTube Posted 2010 Jul 24

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