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CIA Drug Involvement, GMO Lawsuit
New York Times Censors Article
Revealing News Articles
September 1, 2006

Dear friends,

Below are one-paragraph excerpts of important news articles you may have missed. Each excerpt is taken verbatim from the major media website listed at the link provided. If any link fails to function, click here. These news articles include revealing information on CIA involvement in drug trafficking, a lawsuit by U.S. farmers against GMOs (genetically modified organisms), New York Times censorship of a revealing terrorism article, and more. Key sentences are highlighted for those with limited time. By choosing to educate ourselves and to spread the word, we can and will build a brighter future.

With best wishes,
Fred Burks for PEERS and WantToKnow.info
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton

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China's Wealth Woes
September 4, 2006 Issue, Newsweek
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14535192/site/newsweek/

With its dollar hoard rising at $17 billion a month and about to pass the $1 trillion mark, Beijing is finding out that it is possible to have too much money. Beijing's growing dollar hoard represents the most dangerous imbalance in today's global economy. The United States is both importing heavily from China and borrowing heavily from the country to finance those purchases, pushing the dollar down and putting the two economic superpowers on a collision course.

Nicotine Levels Rose 10 Percent in Last Six Years
August 31, 2006, New York Times/Associated Press
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/31/health/31nicotine.html

The level of nicotine that smokers typically consume per cigarette has risen 10 percent in the past six years, making it harder to quit and easier to be addicted, said a report that the Massachusetts Department of Health released on Tuesday. The study shows a steady increase in the amount of nicotine delivered to the smokers' lungs regardless of brand, with overall yields increasing 10 percent. Massachusetts is one of three states to require tobacco companies to submit information on nicotine testing to its specifications and is the sole state with data as far back as 1998. The study found that the three most popular brands with young smokers, Marlboro, Newport and Camel, delivered significantly more nicotine than they did six years ago. Nicotine consumed in Kool, a popular menthol brand, rose 20 percent.

Circular Sightings Tough to Explain
August 31, 2006, ABC News
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=2374926&page=1

For centuries they've puzzled people by their curious appearance. They crop up in fields across the globe, in patterns ranging from the simple circle to the DNA double helix. Right now in America...it's crop circle season. This year they're popping up all over the Midwest, with recent sightings in Geneseo, Ill.; Sandyville, Ohio; and Huntingburg, Ind. And the list goes on. "What exactly are they?" said Stan Friedman, a nuclear physicist and author of the book Crash at Corona: The Definitive Study of the Roswell Incident. "The fact that people can fake [crop circles] doesn't mean that there aren't real ones. I have no qualms about the possibility that aliens are appearing," Friedman said. Many experts are unprepared to rule out aliens. As the Gallup Polls tell, three-fourths of people in this country believe in paranormal activity. Colin Andrews, a world-leading crop circle expert [has] done extensive research that [he says] proves that not all crop circles come from humans. Andrews and his team conducted a study in central-southern England during 1999-2000, which assessed more than 200 circles. That study showed around 80 percent of crop circles to be man-made with the remaining number unaccounted for. According to Andrews, crop circles not made by humans exhibit a number of peculiar traits. He says that the soil from these circles has a higher magnetic reading and that the position of the circle in the field will relate to the color or nutritional value of the individual plants.

Note: To see an excellent gallery of these beautiful formations on Google images: click here.

Times Blocks Article to U.K. Web Readers
August 29, 2006, ABC News/Associated Press
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2371151

The New York Times' Web site is blocking British readers from a news article detailing the investigation into the recent airline terror plot. "We had clear legal advice that publication in the U.K. might run afoul of their law," Times spokeswoman Diane McNulty said Tuesday. "It's a country that doesn't have the First Amendment, but it does have the free press. We felt we should respect their country's law." Visitors who click on a link to the article, published Monday, instead got a notice explaining that British law "prohibits publication of prejudicial information about the defendants prior to trial." The blocked article reveals evidence authorities have in the alleged plot to use liquid explosives to down U.S. airliners over the Atlantic. The Times also blocked U.K. access to an audio summary of the top Times stories, which included the article in question. British readers could find excerpts posted on Web journals and other unblocked sites. In fact, the Daily Mail of London published an article on the case, attributing details to the Times. The Times also is keeping the article out of printed editions published in the U.K. or mailed to U.K. subscribers.

Note: To see the blocked article, click here. The more likely reason for blocking the article is that it makes clear that the threat was significantly exaggerated by authorities and that experts on the case were unsure "whether any of the suspects was technically capable of assembling and detonating liquid explosives." Clearly, there are those who want to keep us in fear in order to gain ever greater control.

Grenades 'caused Beslan tragedy'
August 29, 2006, BBC News
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5294548.stm

A Russian investigator has said grenades fired by surrounding Russian forces could have triggered the Beslan school bloodbath in September 2004. Yuri Savelyev's conclusions contradict the official view that bombs planted by the hostage-takers in the school gym went off just before the gun battle. Mr Savelyev is a member of the Russian parliamentary commission investigating the siege, in which 331 people died. Mr Savelyev, a weapons and explosives expert, said that during the investigation, he "discovered that the consequences of those blasts could not at all be explained by the explosions of the home-made devices installed by the rebels". The head of the commission, Stanislav Kesayev, said he had confidence in Mr Savelyev's conclusions. "He had more resources than our commission. He relied on his own knowledge as a weapons specialist and mathematician," Mr Kesayev told the radio. For weeks after the siege Russian officials had denied the use of flamethrowers.

Note: The Russian school bombing is very likely one of many examples of a false-flag operation—a terrorist act staged secretly by a government and blamed on another group or government in order to achieve a certain agenda. To understand more about that agenda, see https://www.WantToKnow.info/brighterfuture. To see Terrorstorm, an excellent, free documentary on false flag operations, click here.

Scholars again hit U.S. policy on Israel
August 28, 2006, Chicago Tribune
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0608290174aug29,1,3554998.story

Two scholars who created a controversy earlier this year when they wrote that the pro-Israel lobby exerted too much influence over U.S. foreign policy said Monday that the recent Israel-Hezbollah war was yet another example of a dangerous tendency. John Mearsheimer, a University of Chicago political science professor, and Stephen Walt, a professor of international relations at Harvard University, said the U.S. government's unstinting support for Israel in the war again placed the agenda of what they call the Israel lobby ahead of U.S. strategic interests. The result, they said, was that the U.S. position in the Middle East, already strained because of the Iraq war, had worsened with consequences that were bad for America and Israel. "Iran and Syria are more likely to continue arming and supporting Hezbollah," Mearsheimer said. They blamed the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a leading pro-Israel lobby, for a failed attempt to slightly amend language in a pro-Israel House resolution to call on the warring parties to protect innocent civilians and infrastructure. "One would think that such language would be unobjectionable if not welcome," Mearsheimer said. "But AIPAC, which was the main driving force behind this resolution to begin with, objected and John Boehner, the House majority leader, kept the proposed language out. The resolution still passed 410-8."

US rice farmers sue Bayer CropScience over GM rice
August 28, 2006, Reuters
http://today.reuters.com/News/CrisesArticle.aspx?storyId=N8S372113

Rice farmers in Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and California have sued Bayer CropScience, alleging its genetically modified rice has contaminated the crop. The farmers alleged that the unit of Germany's Bayer AG failed to prevent its genetically modified rice, which has not been approved for human consumption, from entering the food chain. As a result, they said, Japan and the European Union have placed strict limits on U.S. rice imports and U.S. rice prices have dropped dramatically. U.S. agriculture and food safety authorities learned on July 31 that Bayer's unapproved rice had been found in commercial bins in Arkansas and Missouri. While the United States is a small rice grower, it is one of the world's largest exporters, sending half of its crop to foreign buyers. Japan, the largest importer of U.S. rice, suspended imports of U.S. long-grain rice a week ago. U.S. rice growers are responsible for about 12 percent of world rice trade.

Note: Why did no major media report this important story in the U.S.? Only the Christian Science Monitor mentioned it. The media rarely reports anything negative about genetically modified food. To learn about the dangers of GMOs in the food you eat: https://www.WantToKnow.info/deception10pg

These men think they're about to change the world
August 25, 2006, The Guardian (One of the U.K.'s leading newspapers)
http://environment.guardian.co.uk/energy/story/0,,1858172,00.html

These dynamic and personable businessmen from Dublin insist that they have found a way of producing free, clean and limitless energy out of thin air. So, as they prepare to demonstrate this wonder of science to me...I feel all the excitement of Christmas Day. There is a test rig with wheels and cogs and four magnets meticulously aligned so as to create the maximum tension between their fields and one other magnet fixed to a point opposite. A motor rotates the wheel bearing the magnets and a computer takes 28,000 measurements a second. And when it is all over, the computer tells us that almost three times the amount of energy has come out of the system as went in. In fact, this piece of equipment is 285% efficient. "We couldn't believe it at first, either," says McCarthy, chief executive of the company. "We wanted to improve the performance of the wind generators...so we experimented with certain generator configurations and then one day one of our guys...came in and said: 'We have a problem. We appear to be getting out more than we're putting in.'" That was three years ago. Since then, McCarthy says, the company has spent 2.7m developing the technology. Until their claims have been assessed by the jury, McCarthy says they won't be accepting any investor offers. So if this is a hoax, it would appear not to be a money-making scheme. The Economist ad alone cost 75,000. "We expected stick, and we're getting it already. We've had a lot of abusive emails and telephone calls -people telling us to watch our backs"

Note: To understand how this is possible, see https://www.WantToKnow.info/newenergysources

The CIA-Contra-Crack Connection, 10 Years Later
August 16, 2006, Los Angeles Times
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-schou18aug18,0,2765183.story

Ten years ago today, one of the most controversial news articles of the 1990s quietly appeared on the front page of the San Jose Mercury News. Titled "Dark Alliance"...the three-part series by reporter Gary Webb linked the CIA and Nicaragua's Contras to the crack cocaine epidemic that ripped through South Los Angeles in the 1980s. Most of the nation's elite newspapers at first ignored the story. A public uproar, especially among urban African Americans, forced them to respond. What followed was one of the most bizarre, unseemly and ultimately tragic scandals in the annals of American journalism. Top news organizations closed ranks to debunk claims Webb never made, ridicule assertions that turned out to be true and ignore corroborating evidence when it came to light. The whole shameful cycle was repeated when Webb committed suicide in December 2004. At first, the Mercury News defended the series, but after nine months, Executive Editor Jerry Ceppos wrote a half-apologetic letter to readers that defended "Dark Alliance" while acknowledging obvious mistakes. Webb privately (and accurately) predicted the mea culpa would universally be misperceived as a total retraction, and he publicly accused the paper of cowardice. He resigned a few months later. Meanwhile, spurred on by Webb's story, the CIA conducted an internal investigation that acknowledged in March 1998 that the agency had covered up Contra drug trafficking for more than a decade. History will tell if Webb receives the credit he's due for prodding the CIA to acknowledge its shameful collaboration with drug dealers.

Note: Many thanks to the Los Angeles Times for the courage to report this story. For more on this incredibly revealing, yet very tragic case which reveals corruption in both the government and media at the highest levels: https://www.WantToKnow.info/mediacorruption#webb

Other Media Articles on 9/11

GOP candidate says 9/11 attacks were a hoax
Nashua Telegraph (Nashua, NH) - 8/24/06
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060824/NEWS01/108240131/-1/business

An inside look at 9/11 report
Rocky Mountain News - 8/25/06
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/books/article/0,2792,DRMN_63_4942092,00.html

Presbyterian publisher's book blames the U.S. government for Sept. 11 attacks
Santa Fe New Mexican - 8/28/06
http://www.freenewmexican.com/news/48456.html

Professor's 9/11 theories outrage NH leaders
Union Leader - 8/27/06
http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=Professor%27s+9%2f11+theories+outrage+NH+leaders&articleId=0a013444-f391-4eaf-ae95-24cab674130b

Marathon discussion on terrorist attack set (Major 9/11 cover-up film showing in public library)
Peoria Journal Star - 8/29/06
http://www.pjstar.com/stories/082906/AM__BAODSH7L.030.shtml

Searching for truth in the rubble
VC Reporter (Venture County's Newsweekly) - 8/31/06
http://www.vcreporter.com/article.php?id=3396&IssueNum=87

Australia's History Channel to broadcast "Loose Change" on 9/11/06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4tB1813uds - ad for broadcast


Note: Watch a highly revealing 10-minute clip of the amazing court testimony of expert voting machine programmer Clint Curtis, who states under oath that voting machines can easily be programmed to transfer votes and change the results of a close election. Don't miss it at http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/40755/. And for an amazing 10-minute video by a security whistleblower describing how his investigation into serious problems endangering the American public are being shut down by the highest levels, I highly recommend viewing http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/41072/

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