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Algeria Shuts Down Internet, FaceBook Amidst Protests and Riots

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 in Global & National News, Social Networking


Internet providers were shut down and Facebook accounts deleted across Algeria on Saturday as thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators were arrested in violent street demonstrations.

Plastic bullets and tear gas were used to try and disperse large crowds in major cities and towns, with 30,000 riot police taking to the streets in Algiers alone.

There were also reports of journalists being targeted by state-sponsored thugs to stop reports of the disturbances being broadcast to the outside world.

But it was the government attack on the internet which was of particular significance to those calling for an end to President Abdelaziz Boutifleka’s repressive regime.

Protesters mobilising through the internet were largely credited with bringing about revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia.

“The government doesn’t want us forming crowds through the internet,” said Rachid Salem, of Co-ordination for Democratic Change in Algeria.

On Saturday at least 500 had been arrested by early evening in Algiers alone, with hundreds more in Annaba, Constantine and Oran taking part in the so-called February 12 Revolution.

“The police station cells are overflowing,” said Sofiane Hamidouche, a demonstrator in Annaba.


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Ron Paul Compares America’s Future to that of the Soviet Union, Blasts Ben Bernanke’s Cartel

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 in Political Issues

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

Congressman Ron Paul warns Larry Kudlow on the economy. This is a ‘must watch’ video.  It is Ron Paul at his very best.

Interesting moments towards the last half include Ron Paul calling the Federal Reserve a cartel on national television, ousting Ben Bernanke, and laying down the true facts on economic theory and policy.  He also likens America’s near-future to that of the Soviet Union.

Hayden’s Note:

I would also like to address an email I received from a local reader.  In it, he urged me to post one of the recent newsletters from the Campaign for Liberty and Ron Paul.  While I am a staunch supporter and fan of Ron Paul and his ideals, I can’t bring myself to post the newsletter.  In it, they call for financial support of the Tea Party.  There are a lot of feelings regarding the current ‘Tea Party’ movement and Republicans, and my stance is that it has been co-opted by war mongers and neocons. 

But originally, it was founded FOR Ron Paul by the grassroots during his very first ‘Money Bomb,’ where supporters – myself, included – raised over $6 million dollars in one day for his Presidential campaign. ...

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IMF Calls for US Dollar Replacement – Hayden’s Note Attached

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 in Economic News, Federal Reserve & Bankers

Source: CNN

The International Monetary Fund issued a report Thursday on a possible replacement for the dollar as the world’s reserve currency.

The IMF said Special Drawing Rights, or SDRs, could help stabilize the global financial system.

SDRs represent potential claims on the currencies of IMF members. They were created by the IMF in 1969 and can be converted into whatever currency a borrower requires at exchange rates based on a weighted basket of international currencies. The IMF typically lends countries funds denominated in SDRs

While they are not a tangible currency, some economists argue that SDRs could be used as a less volatile alternative to the U.S. dollar.

Hayden’s Note:

See my previous articles outlining the SDR, the UN and the IMF.

UN Report Suggests Scrapping Dollar – Lengthy Editorial by Hayden Included (I kind of got off on a rant in this article, but it’s good)

The Purpose Behind Engineered Economic Collapse

The IMF’s Special Drawing Rights vs. the US Dollar, An Attempt to “Rebalance” the World Economy (Excerpt below)

“When asked about a plan “designed to increase the use of the IMF’s special drawing rights” at a CFR conference, Geithner replied, ”we’re actually quite open to that.”  The International Monetary Fund is essentially a global bank and their “global currency” is called the SDR – or special drawing rights. 


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MIT Billion Price Project Scans for Daily Consumer Prices, Confirms Inflation

Posted on Feb 11, 2011 in Economic News

Source: Zero Hedge & MIT

Just in case there was still any lingering doubt that prices in the US are surging far above whatever the CPI may indicate, we present the MIT Billion Price Project. Unlike the CPI which is a gross misrepresentation of what is really happening on the ground in price terms, MIT actually compiles real time price data about a universe of products. From the methodology section: “our data are collected every day from online retailers using a software that scans the underlying code in public webpages and stores the relevant price information in a database. The resulting dataset contains daily prices on the full array of products sold by these retailers. Our data include information on product descriptions, package sizes, brands, special characteristics (e.g. “organic”), and whether the item is on sale or price control.” The attached chart confirms what anyone (but not Ben Bernanke) who actually buys goods and services in the US knows all too well.

As for monthly inflation, compared to the CPI, it is also not pretty:

Link to source....

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Mexico’s Big Freeze – 80-100% of Crops Damaged, Expect Shortages and Higher Prices

Posted on Feb 10, 2011 in Featured Articles, Health, Food News, & Big Pharma, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

I received an email from a reader regarding Mexico’s freeze damage over the last few weeks.  In summary, large-scale producers of foods, such as Sysco, have sent out emails to major vendors explaining that there might be shortages of row crop foods due to freezing temperatures that hit Mexico.  It goes on to say that Florida is normally the ‘Plan B’ as they grow many of the same varieties, but they’ve been hit hard by freezes in December and suffered slight to moderate damage to their forecasted citrus harvest. [¹]

It also details that expected shortages could be counted on 30-60 days from now and that Mexican farmers are still unsure of their next step with nearly total loss in many crops – do they try and quickly replant, hoping for a late March-April yield?  Or disc the fields and wait?  Other information coming in states that many of these crops have doubled, tripled or even quadrupled in price.  For example, a carton of tomatoes went from $6.95 all the way up to $22.95 in one week. ...

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4 Methods for Off the Grid Food Production and Self-Sufficiency

Posted on Feb 10, 2011 in Emergency Preparedness & Survival, Urban Gardening, Farming & Homesteading

Source: Activist Post


For many of us, producing all of our own food is just a fantasy. It invokes visions of vast acres of fertile land, long work days and expensive machinery.  However, none of these are necessary to achieve self-sufficient food production.

There are many gardening techniques that can produce an abundance of food for you and your family without requiring a lot of space, money or equipment. What each of these methods will require is your time, but not the dawn-to-dusk work hours associated with farming.

Rather, you will need time to study and practice these methods and other food preparation skills such as learning to mill your own wheat or corn flour to make breads, tortillas, pastas from scratch, or learning to can, pickle, or preserve food in all its forms.

Your diet should also be considered when planning for the best self-sufficient food production method.  Do you need meat and dairy products?  How much grains do you require? Yes, in order fully produce all of your food off-the-grid, you may have to make changes to your current diet if your resources are limited.  ...

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Private Contractor Deaths Surpass US Military Losses in Iraq and Afghanistan

Posted on Feb 10, 2011 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Service Contractor

“…more than 2,000 contractors have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Contractor deaths now represent over 25 percent of all U.S. fatalities” in those conflicts, write Steven Schooner and Collin Swan of the George Washington University Law School.”

In Iraq in both 2009 and 2010, and in Afghanistan in 2010, contractors were running ahead of the U.S. military in losses, the article indicates.

Hayden’s Note:

More than likely, the term ‘contractor’ refers to security contractors engaged in hostile firefights, convoys and trucking from corporations such as Blackwater (now Xe), DynCorp, Triple Canopy, etc.

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House Fails to Pass Patriot Act Extensions

Posted on Feb 08, 2011 in Political Issues

Source: National Review & House.gov


In a vote this evening, the motion to suspend the rules and pass the extension of three PATRIOT ACT provisions failed in the House. The measure was brought up under suspension, meaning it required a two-thirds majority to pass, but it came up just short, 277 to 148.

The vote breakdown:

Yes — 210 Republicans, 67 Democrats

No — 26 Republicans, 122 Democrats

Here’s the voting  roll from www.clerk.house.gov...

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Montana Considers House Bill 278 to Create Volunteer ‘Home Guard’ – Answerable to Governor and Sheriffs

Posted on Feb 08, 2011 in Political Issues

Source: TPM


A Montana Republican has introduced a bill that would create a volunteer armed militia called a “home guard,” that would answer directly to the governor or local sheriffs during emergencies.

State Rep. Wendy Warburton (R) introduced House Bill 278, which she said was “just about local volunteers being prepared in case of emergency to support the National Guard, support the sheriff, support the governor as needed,” the Associated Press reports.

The governor would be required to “recruit, mobilize, administer, train, discipline, equip, and supply the organized militia,” which the AP estimates would cost the state $45,000 a year.

Hayden’s Note:

I think this is an excellent bill and needed in every state.  An organized Citizen Militia / Sheriff’s Posse / First Responders, etc.  And at a measly price tag of only $45,000 a year, that’s roughly the salary of ONE metropolitan police officer.  Cost vs. Benefit?  Benefit easily wins.

Nick Wing of the Huffington Post points out that the original bill referred to the groups as “militias,” but Warburton since changed the language to call them the more neutral “home guards.”

The bill describes how the forces would be divided into companies, and then platoons and squads....

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SpaceX Rocket Company Books Flight in Google’s $20 Million Lunar X-Prize Contest

Posted on Feb 08, 2011 in - NASA / Space Exploration

Source: Discovery News


SpaceX, the rocket company headed by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk, sold its first launch to the moon, a mission that gives Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology, a Carnegie Mellon University spin-off, an early lead in a $32 million race to land a privately owned rover on the lunar surface.

The contract, announced Sunday, reserves a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to fly Astrobotic Technology’s lander and rover to the moon as early as December 2013.

“For every hundred technology developments there is one that has a ride booked. It’s a real distinguishing factor,” David Gump, president of Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology, told Discovery News.

There’s room aboard the Falcon 9 for another 240 pounds of additional cargo, space Astrobotic Technology is selling for $700,000 per pound, plus a $250,000-per-payoad fee for integration, communications and other support services.

SpaceX’s Falcon 9, which has made two successful flights, is the same rocket NASA is buying to fly cargo — and perhaps eventually astronauts — to the International Space Station after the shuttles are retired in about six months.

Aside from adjusting navigation software, Falcon 9 doesn’t need any modifications to reach lunar orbit, Musk wrote in an email to Discovery News....

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US Sends Warships, More Troops to Egypt

Posted on Feb 07, 2011 in Police, Military, & War

Source: Press TV

The US is sending warships, including one with 800 Marines, and other military assets to Egypt as the revolution in the North African country gains momentum.

Officials in Washington have stated that the move is to be prepared in case of an evacuation of Americans from Egypt.

Pentagon has dismissed widespread assumptions that military intervention in Cairo is being contemplated, asserting that the objective of the deployment is mainly for the evacuation of US citizens in case the situation in Egypt further deteriorates.

Separately, a US aircraft carrier has been asked to abort its mission and stay in the Mediterranean.

The move comes after reports last month that a US Army aviation regiment had been mobilized for deployment to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula to back the Multinational Force and Observers overseeing the Egypt-Israel peace treaty.

The recent move comes against the backdrop of deepening political stalemate in Egypt, where swarms of demonstrators are still spilling out into central Cairo’s Liberation Square, demanding the ouster of embattled President Hosni Mubarak.

On Sunday, opponents of Mubarak, including Egypt’s main opposition group, the Muslim Brotherhood, held negotiations with Vice President Omar Suleiman as part of efforts to extract the country out of its political standoff.


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Questions About the Website, Requesting Reader Feedback and Comments

Posted on Feb 07, 2011 in Truth is Treason News

TruthisTreason.net – Kevin Hayden

As the website continues to expand and grow in new directions, I just wanted to report on how things are going as we approach the 15-month anniversary of TruthisTreason.net!

What started out as an idea to simply blog and report on some of the side-stories in the news has turned into a full-time job.  However, I earn only a few dollars per month from the site.  I remember when I was so excited about having over 100 visitors every day!  And then it was 250, 500 – then 1,000 unique visitors each day.  Nowadays I average between 1,300-2,000 visitors per day!  Sometimes, when one of my original articles gets picked up by the mainstream or bigger sites, I can easily receive 6,000-8,000 visitors for several days in a row.

Currently, TruthisTreason.net has:

– 1,436 articles

– 4,501 tags (!)

– 698 approved comments

– well over 10,000 visitors for the month of February and it’s only the 7th.


This is such a huge endeavor and I want it to be interesting for you, the reader. ...

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40 Amazing Pictures of the Blizzaster of 2011

Posted on Feb 07, 2011 in Global & National News

Source: BuzzFeed



A car landed vertically in a snowbank in an accident involving several vehicles on Interstate 93 north of Salem, N.H. No one was injured.


Diane Watry skis down Michigan Avenue as she makes her way to work.


A man watches as large chunks of ice crash into the break wall at the Milwaukee Marina in Wisconsin.


Hundreds of cars are seen stranded on lake Shore drive Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 in Chicago.


Another picture of Lake Shore Drive.


Snow accumulates on the driver seat of a stranded Chicago Transit bus after the door was left open during a severe winter storm on Lake Shore Drive.


Another picture of the bus.


Snow accumulates in a pickup truck that was stranded and left open on Lake Shore Drive.


Another picture of the pickup truck on Lakeshore Drive.


A dog named Muldoon waits in the snow for its owner who stopped for coffee in Vermont.


Snow finds its way inside through a revolving in Iowa City.



An aerial shot of Lake Shore Drive in Chicago.


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The Managed Perception of a Growing US Economy vs Reality

Posted on Feb 07, 2011 in Economic News

Source: Zero Hedge


Managing perception is the game plan, not fixing what ails the real economy. Why? Cui bono: it’s all about rescuing a politically sacrosanct and highly insolvent financial sector.

According to some analysts, the “recovering” U.S. economy is poised to enter a phase of explosive growth. Other analysts see evidence that the bogus “recovery” (all Fed stimulus “hat” and no organic growth “cattle”) is teetering on the edge of implosion from any number of causes: high inflation, declining home values, high oil prices, etc.

My view? Whatever. The real economy is so detached from the one presented by official data and the stock market that “growth”, explosive or modest, is a matter of managed perception, not reality.

As for the implosion, Central State intervention and massive spending/credit creation has already limited it to a decline heavily smoothed by extended unemployment, food stamps, zero interest rates, Federal Reserve purchases of Treasuries and mortgage instruments, and massive Federal spending on everything from fighter jets to Medicare.

The relentlessly managed perception is that the “spot of bother” circa 2008-09 is history, and the situation has been restored to normalcy, i.e....

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Homesteading with a Shipping Container House, Part 4

Posted on Feb 07, 2011 in Blog, Editorials, & Thoughts


Kevin Hayden

A lot has happened since my last entry about the shipping container project.  Almost 9 months, to be exact.  When I last wrote about the project, it was merely a quick and optimistic update.  I had cleared some land for the housepad, albeit unconventionally and started the cabin portion of the project but things were still going well at that point.  It took a dramatic change in direction, as you’re about to see.

I purchased a large, lofted wooden shed in order to store building materials and possibly camp in if I were to stay the weekend at the property while working.  It was a decent size – 12’x16′ – and purchased from a local Mennonite builder who has allowed me to make payments until it is paid off ( more debt? At least it’s local and on a handshake ).  I also finally got the land company to get the septic company out to the property in order to install the septic tank.  And that was one of the worst mistakes I could have made.

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This septic company continually failed to show for appointments and I continually called both them and the land company. ...

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