G. EDWARD GRIFFIN’S UNFILTERED NEWS, 2010 MAY 29 – JUNE 4. Sign up for a free newsletter!
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US: Good news: 431,000 jobs have been added to the economy. Bad news: 411,000 of those were for temporary census jobs with the government. Good news: unemployment rate dipped. Bad news: this drop is because many people have given up on searching for work. [Old adage is still true: Statistics don't lie, but liars use statistics.] Yahoo 2010 Jun 4 (Cached)
US: National debt has reached a record $13 trillion, the highest in US history. In response, Congressman Pete Stark says the more debt you are in, the wealthier you are. [Many political leaders believe that. So don't worry about home foreclosures and bankruptcies and unemployment and inflation. The US is wealthier now than ever before in history!]
Digital Journal 2010 Jun 3 (Cached)
US: Time Banks are springing up in communities hard hit by the economic downturn. They are membership groups that agree to barter services (expressed in “Time Dollars”) for other members’ services and goods ̶ and the swap is non-taxable. [An interesting and workable alternative to bank loans and Federal Reserve Notes.] Yahoo 2010 Jun 3 (Cached)
US: Senator Leiberman has introduced a bill that would allow the government to control private business Internet networks ̶ to protect them from cyber terrorism, of course. Wired 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
US: Frustration with government ineptitude and corruption has motivated a record number of new candidates to run for federal office this year. Over 2300 people are seeking 471 seats in the House and Senate. Many do not expect to win against well funded incumbents but they are running to take a stand and change the political climate. [Remember the Freedom Force saying: "Don't fight city hall when you can BE city hall." Some of these candidates might actually win.] Yahoo 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
UN issues report suggesting that those who eat too much meat should pay a tax on over-consumption. Why? To save the planet from alleged global warming, of course. Telegraph 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
Israeli parliament member, Hanin Zoabi, criticizes Israel for killing 9 people on ships carrying humanitarian supplies for Palestinians in Gaza. She was on board one of the ships and disputes the government’s claim that soldiers were provoked by those on the ship. It was the other way around, she says. Christian Science Monitor 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
China: Man escapes from a kiln factory where all workers are virtual slaves who work for no wages, allowed little sleep, and are beaten and tortured if they complain. Epoch Times 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
Taiwan: Electronics company that makes iPhones and iPads will give workers 30% pay raises. This comes after ten workers committed suicide because of low pay, forced extended shifts, and rigid management style. The company says it is raising pay to attract more employees. Yahoo 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
US: Supreme Court rules that, when questioned by police, citizens waive their right to remain silent unless they actually say they wish to remain silent. [They must speak to remain silent! This would be amusing if it were not so serious.]
USA Today 2010 June 1 (Cached)
US: Climate-Gate continues to grow as NASA is taken to court over falsified data in the formula for predicting global warming. They are charged with doubling the real numbers. [And yet, politicians continue to push for Cap-and-Trade laws. Why? Because they have nothing to do with climate. They're all about more tax revenue and political power.]
Canada Free Press 2010 June 1 (Cached)
LA County Supervisors caught on videotape attending secret meetings in Washington DC to obtain federal funds to bail out the city government. [As money flows from the bankrupt federal government into bankrupt cities and states, inflation and control come with it, while taxpayers lose both their earnings and their freedom.] PR Newswire 2010 June 1 (Cached)
US: Alliance for Natural Health wins court case against FDA which tried to prevent a vitamin-supplement maker from advertising the proven anti-cancer benefit of selenium. The FDA is expected to appeal. ANH 2010 May 31 (Cached)
US: Congressman Ron Paul has introduced 2 bills to soften the blow of ObamaCare. HR4995 would allow people not to buy insurance if they don’t want it. HR 5444 would provide a tax credit for all health-care bills. It also encourages the sale of insurance across state lines, thereby increasing competition. New American 2010 May 30 (Cached)
US Navy records show that arctic ice volume has increased 25% in last 2 years, completely debunking the global-warming myth. Mainstream media has ignored this finding. Watts Up With That 2010 May 29 (Cached)
US: Congressman Ron Paul says that people high in the Federal Reserve are worried about the growing public awareness that the banking cartel controls the federal government. InfoWars Posted 2010 May 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.
Gulf oil catastrophe has motivated politicians to demand criminal investigation against BP. This analysis suggests that this is just “oily politics” likely to result in more government regulations and no convictions of the responsible parties. MorphCity.com 2010 Jun 4 (Cached)
Spanish taxpayers foot the bill for the current Bilderberg meeting in Sitges, while activists search for information about the secret meeting. [The Bilderberg group determines global economic and political strategies that the participants then impose upon their countries through influence within their respective governments. Total secrecy is the rule.]
Independent 2010 Jun 4 (Cached)
British Medical Journal condemns 3 scientists who drew up UN guidelines advising governments to stockpile anti-flu drugs after they had been paid by drug companies that stood to profit from vaccine sales. Guardian 2010 Jun 4 (Cached)
US: Study shows that most likely explanation for so-called swine-flu outbreaks in schools actually is high air toxicity from nearby freeways, airports, and industrial compounds. See the maps, wind patterns, and other records that support this conclusion.
Townsend Letter 2010 June (Cached)
US: Fluoridation of public water supplies is based on the health claim that fluoride reduces cavities. Therefore, by FDA definition, city governments are engaging in mass medication. [If you or I did this, we would be arrested as terrorists (because contaminating the water supply is an act of terrorism) or as felons practicing medicine without a license.]
Natural News 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
Watch the full movie “Camp FEMA: American Lockdown”, produced and posted by Gary Franchi of Restore the Republic. Blip.TV 2010 May 26
Michigan senator introduces legislation to license and regulate reporters ̶ to insure that the public only hears the truth, of course. [There goes your web site and your blog site ̶ and ours, too.]
SHTF Plan 2010 Jun 2 (Cached)
“Privatization” (Public-Private Partnerships) is reaching epidemic proportions in the Western world because the public is fooled by the words. They think that these partnerships actually will operate under the rules of the free market. Nothing could be further from the truth. Here is why.
Campaign For Liberty 2010 May 26 (Cached)
US: An excellent 30-minute documentary on the collapse of the dollar and the economy. The film was made 6 months ago, and it is interesting to see how much has already come true. If you want a clear picture of where we are headed, this is it.
YouTube 2009 Posted 2010 May 21
Head of space research at Russia’s Astronomical Observatory in St. Petersburg says we are headed into a mini ice age. The global warming of the previous century was not caused by greenhouse gasses but by high solar activity, and the current temperature decline will continue with or without a rise in CO2 levels. He says a reasonable way to combat cooling trends is “to maintain economic growth in order to adapt to the upcoming new Little Ice Age in the middle of the 21st century.” IceAgeNow 2010 May 20 (Cached)