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The most moronic TV news journalist ever? Gold is "backed by nothing" while dollars are backed by government!
(NaturalNews) When it comes to money and gold, some mainstream journalists have such low IQs that it’s a wonder they can string words together at all. Here’s the latest example of truly idiotic journalism in a precious video that’s now being called the most moronic piece of mainstream TV journalism ever aired. It comes to us courtesy of CTV in Canada, which is actually Canada’s top-rated news network in terms of total viewers: Watch the clip here: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=94051052ECB937B813C37910C72A9CD7 Or on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWyrjwXoIqA In this video, you’ll see bimbo reporter Bridget Brown explain, in her own struggling words, why the U.S. dollar is a far safer financial instrument than gold. As she confidently articulates to whatever hapless Canadian viewers are dumb enough to watch the mainstream news channel this aired on, gold is “backed by nothing!” Lest you think that alone deserves some sort of award in its own right, the genius actually continues. The dollar, she says, is backed by what she calls the “American government.” Should we remind her that the Americas includes Central America and South America, too, and that the phrase “American government” could mean the government of Peru, or Panama or even Mexico? Naw, that might confuse her even more… Her brilliance continues when she says “…so no matter what is happening to the American economy, something like the U.S. dollar is backed by the Federal Reserve. That’s gonna be around a year from now.” Oh wow. You mean the same Federal Reserve that has devalued the dollar by more than 95% since its inception in 1913? See the chart at: http://www.aier.org/images/stories/charts_large/ppd_lg.png Or see another fascinating chart here: http://www.whatamimissinghere.com/archives/26993 And I hate to break it to Bridget, but gold has been around for a few billion years on our planet, while the Federal Reserve is but a temporary blip of monetary insanity that will soon cease to exist at all. The dollar, too, will be little more than a short-lived piece of historical curiosity before too long. Her conclusion in all this is that — swallow before you read this — dollars are therefore far safer than gold because they’re backed by government! This is one dizzy reporter who apparently spent her college years partying at the sorority rather than attending economics 101. By this same logic, you could argue that social security is more reliable than gold because it, too, is backed by “American government.” Or heck, even Medicare is more reliable than gold! Well gee, who needs precious metals at all if we can just take the government’s word on everything? Next, this reporter will probably tell us that governments never lie, never collapse and never go bankrupt, either. I can’t wait for part two in this amazing sage of journalistic fiction. Perhaps Bridget should write children’s fantasy books instead of attempting to report the news, eh? We are living out Idiocracy In witnessing all this, I can’t help but remember my favorite satire movie Idiocracy , in which society has devolved into a clumsy cabal of low-IQ degenerates who believe everything they see on TV. (http://www.naturalnews.com/021558_Idiocracy_Hollywood.html) But what really makes this latest example so relevant to our modern times is that mainstream journalists are almost universally complete morons when it comes to economics, gold, the Federal Reserve and fiat currencies. I’ve watched mainstream media journalists argue against gold for at least the last decade, during which the value of gold compared to dollars has skyrocketed beyond what any of them thought possible. And yet, somehow, gold is just never good enough for these teleprompter-reading dizzy-headed reporters who probably couldn’t even tell you what year the Federal Reserve was even created (or why). Heck, they probably think the Federal Reserve is a branch of the federal government. And Federal Express, too, for that matter. These reporters need to watch my video called Freetopia , which exposes the economic fallacies that ultimately lead free nations into economic collapse: http://naturalnews.tv/v.asp?v=16899B46FEB0BBE3E322E75EA08442A8 That’s actually a bit of fiction that says more about modern-day reality than all the mainstream media economic news reports put together. The full faith and credit of paper! But getting back to the bimbo’s report on gold, I am curious to know what she thinks gold should be backed with if it’s not “backed by anything” at the moment, as she explains. Ivory? Silver? The words of politicians? I wonder what she thinks has more intrinsic value , ounce for ounce, than gold? Paper? It makes me shudder to think that this passes for news delivery these days. I especially love the fact that the main news desk host didn’t even bother to correct her when she began spouting total economic nonsense on live television. Huh? What? Back to you, Brenda! It all reminds me of that satisfying quote from Mark Twain who said “It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” That quote applies to most of mainstream journalism today, which is widely infected by the “stupid” virus when it comes to economics, the rule of law and liberty in general. Is it any wonder the mainstream media is losing viewers in record numbers as people turn to alternative media for intelligent analysis of the world around them? Along those lines, check out our newest site www.AlternativeNews.com which aggregates important alternative news headlines from across the ‘web, including intelligent news about gold and the coming collapse of fiat currencies like the U.S. dollar.
(NaturalNews) Since the initial release of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) draft of organic standards in 1997, large industrial food processors have been gradually acquiring or forming strategic alliances with organic food brands. And a series of detailed charts assembled by Philip H. Howard, an assistant professor at Michigan State University (MSU), provides a visual glimpse into how the organic industry has changed over the years. It was expected that, with the establishment of national organic standards to replace the loose patchwork of state and local standards that existed prior, large food producers would want in on the action. And many got what they wanted, as they quickly gobbled up many of the largest and most viable organic brands that existed at the time. Howard explains that most acquisitions of organic brands by industrial food processors occurred between 1997 and 2002, when USDA organic standards were fully implemented. During that time, Dean Foods acquired the White Wave / Silk brand, for instance, and the Kellogg company acquired the popular Kashi brand. Other major acquisitions over the years include Kraft’s takeover of Boca Foods and Back to Nature, General Mills takeover of LaraBar and Cascadian Farm, and Pepsi’s takeover of Naked Juice. And many other acquisitions have taken place over the years as well, which you can learn more about here: https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/organicindustry.html Do these buyouts mean that the acquired brands are no longer reputable or of the same quality as they were before? The answer to this, of course, is dubious. In many cases, the contents of an acquired brand’s products have remained mostly or completely the same — the parent company simply wanted a strategic piece of the pie. But in other cases, the acquired brand’s offerings were altered to cut costs. Perhaps the most widely-known case of brand tampering occurred with Dean Foods Silk brand. As many NaturalNews readers may already know, Silk quietly stopped using organic soybeans in its soy milk products, but did not tell customers. Silk even kept the same barcodes and product packaging, which resulted in some retailers unknowingly selling the altered product as if it was organic for months after the change was made (http://www.naturalnews.com/027450_food_foods_Dean.html). At the same time, many industrial food processed have developed organic versions of their existing brands in response to growing consumer demand for organic food, which has improved the overall quality of many popular brands. These include the introduction of a Campbell’s Soup organic line, for example, and a Kellogg’s organic cereal line. To learn more about who owns what in the organic industry, visit: https://www.msu.edu/~howardp/organicindustry.html
(NaturalNews) Many media pundits have been working overtime to defend Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s detestable 2007 executive order mandating the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil for all young girls in the Lone Star State. Far from saving his campaign, however, such desperate efforts to spin one of the most disturbing political scandals in recent history will more than likely quicken the complete debacle of Mr. Perry’s presidential campaign. After Mr. Perry exposed himself as a blatant liar during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Orlando, Fla., claiming that a woman he met after issuing his executive order was partially responsible for spurring his decision to issue it, many in the media downplayed his answer as a “misstatement.” They then proceeded to provide excess media coverage of his sappy “err on the side of life” rhetorical spiel, which ultimately failed to vindicate the decision as was intended. The media then decided to go on the offensive against Rep. Michelle Bachmann, the candidate at the debate who brought up the issue of Gardasil in the first place, and who spoke the truth about the vaccine’s link to causing brain problems. Some pundits went so far as to claim that Bachmann’s statements about Gardasil’s dangers were “shameful” and “dangerous.” But what is truly shameful and dangerous is the media’s unscrupulous handling of the whole situation, as it continually denies the very real dangers associated with a vaccine that is being heavily pushed on the nation’s youth, and coddles a supposed presidential “frontrunner” who tried to force preteen girls in Texas to be jabbed with it. After all, Gardasil is linked to causing migraine headaches, neurological disorders, autoimmune disorders, paralysis, Guillain Barre Syndrome, seizures, blindness, hearing loss, memory loss, and death (http://truthaboutgardasil.org). The good news is that an increasing number of Americans simply are not buying what the media and its political darlings are trying to sell them. The Great Texas Gardasil Scandal of 2007 is not going away any time soon, and as more and more people learn the truth about the vaccine and Mr. Perry’s role in promoting Gardasil, his campaign will self-destruct faster than the time it took the Texas State legislature to annul his executive order.
Listeria does not grow on cantaloupes: Why the ‘deadliest food outbreak’ of the decade is yet another food scare campaign
(NaturalNews) Disease outbreaks associated with the US food supply have become an all-too-common occurrence these days, with at least six major outbreaks having been reported just this year alone. And with the most recent listeria outbreak affecting Colorado-sourced cantaloupes, where at least 13 people have died and 70 others have been sickened thus far, officials and the media are once again working the public into a frenzy about food safety. On September 14, 2011, Holly, Co.-based Jensen Farms announced a recall of more than four million Rocky Ford cantaloupes it had shipped to at least 17 US states between July 29, 2011, and September 10, 2011. The recalled cantaloupes are said to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (listeria), a bacterium not typically associated with produce, and customers are being urged to discard the dangerous fruit. Since the recall announcement was made, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the mainstream media have been repeatedly warning the public about the tainted melons, and citing purported death and injury numbers to apparently scare the public into paying closer attention to the issue. On one hand, such warnings are necessary and helpful in preventing further injuries and deaths, and can be considered a public health benefit. On the other hand, they conveniently help promote the government’s agenda to seize more control over the food supply through expanded “food safety” regulations. Factory farming is responsible for spreading disease to produce Strangely missing from all the hubbub surrounding the cantaloupe outbreak is any talk whatsoever about what actually caused the outbreak in the first place. Listeria does not just appear on produce, after all — it is typically introduced by outside sources like factory animal feedlots, whose manure cesspools run off and contaminate nearby agriculture fields on a regular basis. Remember the massive Iowa egg recall from last year? Filthy conditions at the facilities where the eggs had been produced were, of course, responsible for the salmonella outbreak. And yet the FDA tried to use the incident to push for more power over the food supply, including the passage of S. 510, the infamous “food safety” bill (http://www.naturalnews.com/egg_recall.html). As far as the cantaloupes are concerned, a nearby factory farm is likely the source of the listeria outbreak as well. And yet instead of fully investigating the situation to determine the precise cause, government authorities will likely use this outbreak to push for even more regulatory control.
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(NaturalNews) Organic consumers and nutritionists may already know, but the rest of the general population does not know about sodium benzoate. It has the ability to deprive the cells of oxygen, break down the immune system and cause cancer. This killer is flying under consumer radar with its user friendly tag line, “as a preservative.” This silent cell choker has found its way into thousands of products, even foods that are labeled as all natural . But don’t be fooled. While benzoic acid is found naturally in low levels in many fruits, the sodium benzoate listed on a product’s label is synthesized in a lab . Derived from a reaction of benzoic acid with sodium hydroxide, sodium benzoate is actually the sodium salt of benzoic acid. Sodium benzoate is a known carcinogenic additive which, when eaten or applied to the skin, gets transported to the liver, where it is supposed to be filtered , and expelled in urine, but the damage gets done before that process is completed. Sodium benzoate chokes out your body’s nutrients at the DNA cellular level by depriving mitochondria cells of oxygen, sometimes completely shutting them down. Just as humans need oxygen to breathe, cells need oxygen to function properly and to fight off infection, including cancer . The FDA says it’s safe because the amount used to preserve foods is very low, but don’t ever combine it with vitamin C or E, as this causes benzene to be formed. This is dangerous. Benzene is a known carcinogen, which means it causes cancer. Okay, so this should be easy. Never, ever mix vitamin C with pickles, peppers, salad dressings, jams, most condiments, vinegar, fruit juices, salsa, dips, shredded cheese, ketchup, or diet or regular soda. Don’t forget about mouthwash, toothpaste, cough syrup, cream, lotion, and hundreds of cosmetic products. So now why is it put in food? It’s the cheapest mold inhibiter on the market, so it’s all about the money. Acidic foods tend to grow bacteria, mold and yeast more easily than non-acidic foods, so the sodium benzoate extends the shelf life, while it shortens human life . Cancer is all about the cumulative effect. When the human body is exposed repeatedly to any level of this carcinogen, which rears its ugly head in thousands of products, the immune system, over time, is depleted to the point that one acquires an immune deficiency. Then the body does not have enough essential nutrients to detoxify, and this occurs at the cellular level. Parkinson’s, neuro-degenerative diseases, and premature aging have all been attributed to this infamous preservative . Sources: http://www.spafromscratch.com/?p=4041 http://www.ei-resource.org/forum/general-ei-discussion/178-sodium-benzoate-and-mitochondrial-dna-damage/ http://www.pureinsight.org/node/4649 http://www.inchem.org/documents/cicads/cicads/cicad26.htm#SubSectionNumber:11.1.1 http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v25/n34/abs/1209604a.html http://www.nature.com/onc/journal/v25/n34/pdf/1209604a.pdf http://www.topformsecrets.com/2011/03/sodium-benzoate-in-club-soda-is.html
(NaturalNews) After being petitioned for clarification about his decision in a recent legal case involving individuals freedom to consume raw milk and own “shares” of dairy cows, Judge Patrick J. Fiedler vehemently declared that individuals “do not have a fundamental right to consume the foods of their choice,” and essentially reiterated his state’s position that raw milk is simply off limits. The Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund (FTCLDF), on behalf of Zinniker Family Farm in Elkhorn, Wi., and several other farms, filed a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) back on Feb. 25, 2010, asking it to clarify its interpretation of the law in regards to raw milk (http://www.ftcldf.org/litigation-wi_zinniker.htm). Wisconsin is among the most restrictive US states as far as raw milk is concerned. Raw milk sales to consumers are prohibited — but private cow share agreements in which individuals purchase “shares” of their own cows, are exempted. However, due to the onslaught of raids in recent years against raw dairies, private raw milk buying clubs, and even raw milk cow share programs, the plaintiffs simply wanted to clarify Wisconsin’s stance concerning these alternate forms of accessing raw milk. And they got their answer. According to a recent report by The Complete Patient , Judge Fiedler believes that no individual has a “fundamental right” to consume any food without government permission. Even though the Ninth Amendment to the US Constitution establishes that the government has no business interfering in the affairs of individuals outside of what has been specifically enumerated to it, which, of course, includes freedom of food choice, Judge Fiedler apparently believes otherwise. To summarize Judge Fiedler’s response, which was obviously written in an arrogant and condescending tone, individuals have no fundamental right to own or use dairy cows, to consume the milk from their own cows, to board their cows off their own property, or even to produce and consume the foods of their own choice, period. You can read Judge Fiedler’s entire disturbing response here: http://www.thecompletepatient.com/storage/WIorder-clarification9-11.pdf Groups like FTCLDF will continue to challenge such illegal and unconstitutional restrictions against raw milk, particularly in individual states like Wisconsin where officials have illegally prohibited it. But individuals that value this priceless freedom must also also stand up and resist Big Brother’s concerted assault against food freedom, no matter form it may take. Sources for this story include: http://www.thecompletepatient.com/journal/2011/9/15/wi-judge-to-zinniker-ftcldf-no-fundamental-right-to-own-a-co.html