The above photo showing Newsweek Magazine covers from September 25, 2006 demonstrates how the media in America keeps it's citizens in the dark about what is really going on in the world and especially right here in our own country.
US media coverage is generally fluff, fluff and some dirty laundry thrown in to spice it up.The majority of American citizens including evangelical Christians have no clue what is going on in the world beyond Hollywood, California. BE ALERT!
North America activists plotted 'stealth' strategyDetails of secret Banff meeting released as part of FOIA requestWORLDNETDAILY - By Joseph Farah - January 30, 2007 -- WASHINGTON –- Participants in a high-level, closed door, three-day conference on the integration of the three North American nations debated whether openness about goals was preferred to a stealthy policy of building infrastructure before a vision of the end result was even laid out to the people of the U.S., Mexico and Canada, according to notes obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request.Official notes taken on a session on "Border Infrastructure and Continental Prosperity" at the North American Forum in Banff, Canada, last September, reveal the internal debate over continued secrecy."While a vision is appealing, working on the infrastructure might yield more benefit and bring more people on board ('evolution by stealth')," record the notes discovered amid documents obtained by Judicial Watch.Several speakers at the event emphasized the importance of "deepening economic integration," "integrating the energy infrastructure" and "the development of new institutions" between the three North American nations.Participants promoted the idea of using popular issues, such as concern over climate change, to push integration of energy and environmental governance and the possibility of imposing a carbon tax. ---At least one attendee of the conference said the meeting was intended to subvert the democratic process. Mel Hurtig, a Canadian author and publisher elected as the leader of the National Party of Canada, told WND last fall the idea of the North American Forum is to move the countries toward integration without public consent or even knowledge."What is sinister about this meeting is that it involved high level government officials and some of the top and most powerful business leaders of the three countries and the North American Forum in organizing the meeting intentionally did not inform the press in any of the three countries," he said. "It was clear that the intention was to keep this important meeting about integrating the three countries out of the public eye."The conference raised more suspicions about plans for the future merger of the U.S., Canada and Mexico – with topics ranging from "A Vision for North America," "Opportunities for Security Cooperation" and "Demographic and Social Dimensions of North American Integration." ---Read Full Article
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Texas newspapers sold to Australian interestsEditorial change could silence critics of superhighwaysWORLDNETDAILY - By Jerome R. Corsi - January 29, 2007 -- Macquarie, an Australian investment consortium involved in leasing U.S. toll roads, has begun acquiring newspapers in Texas, a move critics say is designed to silence grassroots objection to the planned Trans-Texas Corridor.That highway project is believed to be part of a much larger plan that eventually could, critics allege, tie the economies, lifestyles and even governments of the United States, Mexico and Canada together.Halyard Capital just days ago announced the sale of its portfolio company, American Consolidated Media, which publishes 40 community newspapers and shopping publications in nine Texas and Oklahoma communities, to the Macquarie Media Group for $80 million.Sal Costello, the founder of TexasTollParty .com and a vocal critic of the Texas Department of Transportation plans to build the Trans- Texas Corridor toll road parallel to Interstate 35, told WND the newspaper deal was "absurd.""Macquarie being allowed to buy these newspapers is just another con job," said Costello, obviously upset at the acquisition. "Macquarie is buying our news organizations to hide the fact that they are stealing our land."On his blog, Costello had noted that the Macquarie purchase comes "after the ACM’s rural independent newspapers have been the most vocal opposition to the Trans Texas Corridor.""Countless articles over the past months and years peg the TTC as an eminent domain land grab. ACM’s publications had placed serious political pressure on the TTC," he said. "The newspapers are the main communication tool for many of the rural Texas communities, with many citizens at risk of losing their homes and farms through eminent domain. Future TTC contracts are estimated to affect about one- half million acres of land, and 4,000 miles of Texas toll roads."Macq uarie Media Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Macquarie Group Australia which also owns the Macquarie Infrastructure Group, one of the largest private developers of toll roads in the world. ---Read Full Article
US Immigration Crack-down: Scared Smithfield workers stay homeTHE FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER - By Jennifer Plotnick - January 26, 2007 -- -- TAR HEEL -- The 21 Smithfield Packing Co. employees arrested by immigration officials while they worked Wednesday are in the process of being deported.The 20 men and one woman arrested were moved Thursday from the Mecklenburg County Jail to Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Ga., nearly 700 miles from Tar Heel.Meanwhile, church officials within the region’s Hispanic community and spokespeople with the United Food & Commercial Workers union said the workers’ families didn’t know where they were and other immigrant workers were terrified of more arrests.The workers are going through “removal proceedings,” said Marc Raimondi, a spokesman with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Washington. ---IMAGE programThe arrests stem from information gleaned about the employees since Smithfield joined the IMAGE program last year. Under IMAGE — which stands for ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers — Smithfield must now cross reference all employees’ names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers and genders.Smithfield has been criticized for joining the program, but Pittman has said the company had no choice if it wanted to avoid immigration raids. He said ICE told the company it was coming on Wednesday and said it wasn’t a raid.Union and church officials repeatedly pointed fingers at the pork processing plant for the arrests. Some people said the workers who were most vocal about unionization were some of those arrested.There’s been talk of unionization at the plant for a decade.A statement from the union Thursday said arrests are likely to continue and that ICE violated its own guidelines, “which preclude the agency from facilitating the use of immigration laws of enforcement to intervene in the course of a labor dispute,” the statement said.“The entire community has been terrorized,” said Gene Bruskin, head of the Smithfield Justice Campaign, a national coalition backed by the union. --- Read Full Article
Guardsmen overrun at the BorderKPNX-TV12 NBC, PHOENIX, AZ – By 12 News - January 4, 2007 -- A U.S. Border Patrol entry Identification Team site was overrun Wednesday night along Arizona's border with Mexico.According to the Border Patrol, an unknown number of gunmen attacked the site in the state's West Desert Region around 11 p.m. The site is manned by National Guardsmen. Those guardsmen were forced to retreat. ---The Border Patrol says the incident occurred somewhere along the 120 mile section of the border between Nogales and Lukeville. The area is known as a drug corridor. Last year, 124-thousand pounds of illegal drugs were confiscated in this area. The Border patrol says the attackers quickly retreated back into Mexico.Read Full Article