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12 Things That The Mainstream Media Is Being Strangely Quiet About Right Now

Monday, June 20, 2011 5:35
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As the mainstream media continues to be obsessed with Anthony Weiner and his bizarre adventures on Twitter, much more serious events are happening around the world that are getting very little attention.  In America today, if the mainstream media does not cover something it is almost as if it never happened. Right now, the worst nuclear disaster in human history continues to unfold in Japan , U.S. nuclear facilities are being threatened by flood waters, the U.S. military is bombing Yemen, gigantic cracks in the earth are appearing all over the globe and the largest wildfire in Arizona history is causing immense devastation.  But Anthony Weiner, Bristol Palin and Miss USA are what the mainstream media want to tell us about and most Americans are buying it.

In times like these, it is more important than ever to think for ourselves.  The corporate-owned mainstream media is not interested in looking out for us.  Rather, they are going to tell us whatever fits with the agenda that their owners are pushing.

That is why more Americans than ever are turning to the alternative media.  Americans are hungry for the truth, and they know that the amount of truth that they get from the mainstream media continues to decline.

The following are 12 things that the mainstream media is being strangely quiet about right now….

#1 The crisis at the Fort Calhoun nuclear facility in Nebraska has received almost no attention in the national mainstream media.

Back on June 7th, there was a fire at Fort Calhoun.  The official story is that the fire was in an electrical switchgear room at the plant.  The facility lost power to a pump that cools the spent fuel pool for approximately 90 minutes.  According to the Omaha Public Power District, the fire was quickly extinguished and no radioactive material was released.

The following sequence of events is directly from the Omaha Public Power District website….

  • There was no such imminent danger with the Fort Calhoun Station spent-fuel pool.
  • Due to a fire in an electrical switchgear room at FCS on the morning of June 7, the plant temporarily lost power to a pump that cools the spent-fuel pool.
  • The fire-suppression system in that switchgear room operated as designed, extinguishing the fire quickly.
  • FCS plant operators switched the spent-fuel pool cooling system to an installed backup pump about 90 minutes after the loss of power.
  • During the interruption of cooling, temperature of the pool increased a few degrees, but the pool was never in danger of boiling.
  • Due to this situation, FCS declared an Alert at about 9:40 a.m. on June 7.
  • An alert is the second-least-serious of four emergency classifications established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
  • At about 1:15 p.m. on June 7, FCS operators declared they had taken all appropriate measures to safely return to the previously declared Notification of Unusual Event emergency classification. (See first item above.)

But the crisis at Fort Calhoun is not over.  Right now, the nuclear facility at Fort Calhoun is essentially an island. It is surrounded by rising flood waters from the Missouri River.

Officials claim that there is no danger and that they are prepared for the river to rise another ten feet.

The Cooper Nuclear Station in Brownville, Nebraska is also being threatened by rising flood waters.  A “Notification of Unusual Event” was declared at Cooper Nuclear Station this morning at 4:02.  This notification was issued because the Missouri River’s water level reached 42.5 feet.

Right now the facility is operating normally and officials don’t expect a crisis.

But considering what has been going on at Fukushima, it would be nice if we could have gotten a lot more coverage of these events by the mainstream media.

#2 Most Americans are aware that the U.S. is involved in wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.  However, the truth is that the U.S. military is also regularly bombing Yemen and parts of Pakistan.  If you count the countries where the U.S. has special forces and/or covert operatives on the ground, the U.S. is probably “active” in more countries in the Middle East than it is not.  Now there are even persistent rumors that U.S. ground units are being prepared to go into Libya.  Are we watching the early stages of World War 3 unfold before our eyes in slow motion?

#3 The crisis at Fukushima continues to get worse.  Arnold Gundersen, a former nuclear industry senior vice president, recently made the following statement about the Fukushima disaster….

“Fukushima is the biggest industrial catastrophe in the history of mankind”

TEPCO has finally admitted that this disaster has released more radioactive material into the environment than Chernobyl did.  That makes Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster of all time, and it is far from over.

Massive amounts of water is being poured into the spent fuel pools in order to keep them cool.  This is creating “hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive sea water” that has got to go somewhere.  Inevitably much of it will get into the ground and into the sea.

Arnold Gundersen says that the scope of this problem is almost unimaginable….

“TEPCO announced they had a melt through. A melt down is when the fuel collapses to the bottom of the reactor, and a melt through means it has melted through some layers. That blob is incredibly radioactive, and now you have water on top of it. The water picks up enormous amounts of radiation, so you add more water and you are generating hundreds of thousands of tons of highly radioactive water.”

The mainstream media is not paying as much attention to Fukushima these days, but that doesn’t mean that it is not a major league nightmare.

Elevated levels of radiation are being reported by Japanese bloggers all over eastern Japan.  There are reports of sick children all over the region.  One adviser to the government of Japan says that an area approximately 17 times the size of Manhattan is probably going to be uninhabitable.

Of course the mainstream media has been telling us all along that Fukushima is nothing to be too concerned about and that authorities in Japan have everything under control.

If the mainstream media is not going to tell us the truth, how are they going to continue to have credibility?

#4 Members of Congress continue to mention Christians as a threat to national security.  For example, during a recent Congressional hearing U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee warned that “Christian militants” might try to “bring down the country” and that such groups need to be investigated.

#5 China’s eastern province of Zhejiang has experienced that worst flooding that it has seen in 55 years.  2 million people have already been forced to leave their homes.  China has already been having huge problems with their crops over the past few years and this is only going to make things worse.

#6 Thanks to the Dodd-Frank Act, over the counter trading of gold and silver is going to be illegal starting on July 15th.  Or at least that is what some companies apparently now believe.  The following is an excerpt from an email that Forex.com recently sent out to their customers….

Important Account Notice Re: Metals Trading

We wanted to make you aware of some upcoming changes to FOREX.com’s product offering. As a result of the Dodd-Frank Act enacted by US Congress, a new regulation prohibiting US residents from trading over the counter precious metals, including gold and silver, will go into effect on Friday, July 15, 2011.

In conjunction with this new regulation, FOREX.com must discontinue metals trading for US residents on Friday, July 15, 2011 at the close of trading at 5pm ET. As a result, all open metals positions must be closed by July 15, 2011 at 5pm ET.

We encourage you to wind down your trading activity in these products over the next month in anticipation of the new rule, as any open XAU or XAG positions that remain open prior to July 15, 2011 at approximately 5:00 pm ET will be automatically liquidated.

We sincerely regret any inconvenience complying with the new U.S. regulation may cause you. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team.

Sincerely,
The Team at FOREX.com

Apparently, Section 742(a) of the Dodd-Frank Act prohibits anyone “from entering into, or offering to enter into, a transaction in any commodity with a person that is not an eligible contract participant or an eligible commercial entity, on a leveraged or margined basis.”

So what impact is this going to have on the gold and silver markets?

Nobody is quite sure yet.

#7 All over the world, huge cracks are appearing for no discernible reason.  For example, a massive crack that is approximately 3 kilometers long recent appeared in southern Peru.  Also, a 500 foot long crack suddenly appeared recently in the state of Michigan.  When you also throw in all of the gigantic sinkholes that have been opening all over the world, it is easy to conclude that the planet is becoming very unstable.

#8 According to U.S. Forest Service officials, the largest wildfire in Arizona state history has now covered more than 500,000 acres.  But based on the coverage it is being given by the mainstream media you would think that it is a non-event.

#9 There are reports that North Korea has tested a “super EMP weapon” which would be capable of taking out most of the U.S. power grid in a single shot.  The North Koreans are apparently about to conduct another nuclear test and that has some Obama administration officials very concerned.

#10 All over the United States, “active shooter drills” are being conducted in our public schools.  Often, most of the students are not told that these drills are fake.  Instead, students often go through hours of terror as they think a hostage situation or a shooting spree is really taking place.

#11 NASA has just launched a “major” preparedness initiative for all NASA personnel.  The following is an excerpt about this plan from NASA’s own website….

A major initiative has been placed on Family/Personal Preparedness for all NASA personnel. The NASA Family/Personal Preparedness Program is designed to provide awareness, resources, and tools to the NASA Family (civil servants and contractors) to prepare for an emergency situation. The most important assets in the successful completion of NASA’s mission are our employees’ and their families. We are taking the steps to prepare our workforce, but it is your personal obligation to prepare yourself and your families for emergencies.

#12 Over the past week over 40 temporary “no fly zones” have been declared by the FAA.  This is very highly unusual.  Nobody seems to know exactly why this is happening.

So what do all of these things mean?

It would be nice if the mainstream media would examine some of these important issues more closely and do some honest reporting on them.

Perhaps you have an opinion on some of these issues.  Feel free to share what you think by leaving a comment below….

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  • The SHEPHERD

    Thanks for this compilation, indeed the crisis in Japan should be rigorously updated and investigated, as well as all the other events currently taking place that you mention. The Nebraska event, I only read about, never seen any MSM coverage of this event…?
    I remember a certain government stating the USA would not become engage in ground maneuvers in Libya…same on you BARRY! This is just crazy…….the race is on I believe, by the powers that be, to thrust this planet in to total WAR before the people of the EARTH via “Social Media” can prevent it.
    Peace sells ..but who’s buyin ?

  • The SHEPHERD

    Thanks for this compilation, indeed the crisis in Japan should be rigorously updated and investigated, as well as all the other events currently taking place that you mention. The Nebraska event, I only read about, never seen any MSM coverage of this event…?
    I remember a certain government stating the USA would not engage in ground maneuvers in Libya…shame on you BARRY! This is just crazy…….the race is on I believe, by the powers that be, to thrust this planet in to total WAR before the people of the EARTH via “Social Media” can prevent it.
    Peace sells ..but who’s buyin ?

  • RainMan

    The media behaved the same in 1936 and 2008 right up to the crash, people just don’t think it will happen on there doorstep and nobody (polititions etc.) wants to stick their neck out and be labeled a crackpot. Denial. Watch the golf.

  • Spirit_Tracker

    I completely agree that the media is absolutely raping Americans of the truth. However, if the general population is ignorant enough to fall for it then I question their are of focus. They’ve fallen into the self absorption trap and willingly.

    One constructive criticism would be for #7. I can’t find anything about a “recent” crack in Michigan. There was one in Oct 2010 and there is recent information for this crack in that it is emitting heat. However, the youtube video that all the articles are linking to has been removed. This is interesting in and of itself. I’d like to see the video of heat emitting from that Michigan crack. If true, then that is VERY significant information. So anyway, links to recent cracks and sinkholes would be appreciated.

  • Spirit_Tracker

    I completely agree that the media is absolutely raping Americans of the truth. However, if the general population is ignorant enough to fall for it then I question their area of focus. They’ve fallen into the self absorption trap and willingly.

    One constructive criticism would be for #7. I can’t find anything about a “recent” crack in Michigan. There was one in Oct 2010 and there is recent information for this crack in that it is emitting heat. However, the youtube video that all the articles are linking to has been removed. This is interesting in and of itself. I’d like to see the video of heat emitting from that Michigan crack. If true, then that is VERY significant information. So anyway, links to recent cracks and sinkholes would be appreciated.

  • Spirit_Tracker

    Christian Militants? Where are they? Where is the proof of their existence? Are they talking about the “handful” militants that they’ve already shut down?

  • Anonymous

    I agree. And here’s another one that should be added to this list:

    http://thinkprogress.org/education/2011/06/13/243804/christie-firm-school-privatization/

  • Anonymous

    Anyone read scripture lately? Notice the end-time prophecies? Think they aren’t going to be fulfilled? If you can stay alive, keep watching. Elenin, better known as Wormwood in Revelation, is zipping right on through the solar system with a seismic magnetic influence. Satan is right where he’s supposed to be – in charge of the world’s governments and religions. Is any of this starting to make sense yet – probably not. Paul of Tarsus, TRSU in ancient Hebrew is 400+200+60+6 equaling 666, is the antichrist and the character discussed in Deuteronomy ch.13 and Zechariah 11:17. Paul is the test of Deuteronomy 13 that Christianity has failed because Christianity has abandoned the law, primarily the sabbath. Fear YAHUAH and give Him glory for the hour of His judgement has arrived. Fall down before Him and worship Him Who created heaven and earth, the sea and the fountains of water – Revelation 14:7. Johnny

  • Spirit_Tracker

    Anonymous, I don’t vouch for all Christians but Jesus said the Sabbath was made for man. I think perhaps you are getting caught up in the legalities. None of that matters… in the end it will be the heart that is judged and the acceptance of Yeshua through faith. Granted the enemy has a foot in the church though.

  • Anonymous

    Believers Underground on YouTube has a video explaining the cracks in the earth. He’s a really smart guy when it comes to geology, earth changes, etc. I highly recommend learning from him. He brings it down to novice level where it all makes more sense. Information is shock resistance – his favorite quote.

  • building 5

    they’re simply controlling the mind of the public.

  • Anonymous

    I am just wondering if anyone has given any thought to the wildfires reaching the nuclear reactors?

  • Anonymous

    Re 1.
    The Fort Calhoun plant IS NOT an island. It has been inundated and is completely flooded out. The ground level spent fuel pools were flooded out and the river water is now mixing with the cooling water and flowing back down the river.
    How many millions will be in contact with this water that is now totally radioactive?

  • Liberty Dude

    The media sucks. Right and left. It does not matter who is in office, nor who you are listening to on the news, it’s all a well engineered plan.

    Want the news? Turn off your TV, go to the internet and READ!

  • Anti-Zion

    The MSM is a joke and has signed its own death warrant because the internet shows the media for the liers they are and they are all controlled by about six people who all have something in common.

    8,900 people have alreqady read this post so can you guess who is winning the media wars.

    Viva le resistance.

  • 3X07

    Large Crack in Earth here in the Michigan Upper Penninsula.wmv

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8_YpjiH5fg&feature=related

  • Mellissa

    Well I am sure that the end of the month will be even more a media fire that ignores the issues people really should have some idea of, before they bite them on the ass.

    I am talking about the royal visit to Canada, normally yes the Queen does come and we give her some coverage where ever she goes, but I fear that the wedding has made a new era of royal lovin-watchers in the media and the ranks and file of the public.

    As the next Heir and his new wife come for a honey moon that no new couple should have to deal with. I have nothing against them or people even covering them as they cross my country. I just hope we can retain some idea of what else is going on in the world as they do it. Their wedding took a month or more of prime news times that could and should in most cases been addressed. I would bet you money that both of them would agree with me, up to a point as well.
    Japans crisis, was shoved to the side and it has never seen the light of day again, and it will effect all of north America eventually.

  • Anonymous

    I am no financial analyst, but implementing Dodd-Frank Act we wouldn’t be able to buy gold and silver as a regular consumer?!

    If it is true than a. The old good dollar is about to crush and gold (any precious metal at this point) to rise drastically. This act will prevent us Americans to make savings in gold (any precious metal at this point)rather than dollar amounts. When this, if it happens, will make all dollar accounts disappear, making us ……?????

    B. The the gold reserve will remain intact for a few….

    Or I am just simply wrong? Need your explanation.

  • Anonymous

    IS THIS WHY AMERICAN”S ARE SOOOO BLIDED>THEY WATCH THE T.V.NEWS.GOVERNMENT”s CONTROLLED.THE ELITES CONTROLLed.AND THER”S SINNS ALL OVER THE WORLD!

  • Anonymous

    This is a great article, thanks for posting this!
    Not only is the media being strangely quiet about all of the stories mentioned above, they also refuse to talk about the growing popularity of Ron Paul. If you need proof the media is controlled, just scroll around the alternative media sites on the web to find the real news because what is being shown on TV is garbage.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Shepherds/153120564760149?sk=app_131686150237656
    check us out on Facebook! Music by the people, for the people! Protect our rights, it’s time to speak out!

  • Buckworth Jackson

    Normally, the media don’t ride too hard on the follies of Democrat politicians. But Weiner is married to Huma, one of Hilary Clinton’s top aides.
    The Chicago mob is just taking out opposition to The ONE – early in the game.
    And Nibiru – Wormwood is real, start getting away from the coasts and anything below 700 feet in sea level. And do not go into a FEMA camp/facility -Please!

  • Anonymous

    How is the dancing queen Frank going to explain his way out of this one. He can’t blame it on the Republicans can he.

  • @citizens4truth

    Absolutely wonderful article. 11 and 12 are quite interesting and alarming. They go hand and hand with the military Srgt. telling his neighbor to leave the East Coast(air on coast to coast). Could it be Hurricanes out of control? That wouldn’t explain the wide spread nature of the no fly zones, but may explain the NASA warning to it’s employees.

  • @citizens4truth

    The no fly zones look to be above major cities and military installations. That would make sense on many levels, but why now and not 10 years ago, who knows. It does concern me that Disney Land has made the list, as I never would have thought of it as a target for terrorist. Why they are just now concerned about creating no fly zones above these areas, that also worries me. There is no doubt they know something, just what that is, is up to us to figure out.
    Senator…Christians aren’t radical, AMERICANS are becoming RADICAL. It’s MUCH more than just one religion that believes our government is not acting in the interest of IT’S PEOPLE. IT IS THE PEOPLE! EVERY RACE, RELIGION,and POLITICAL PARTY!! Stop this madness now and the “Christians” won’t become militant. Don’t stop and by all means AMERICANS will stand up for the CONSTITUTION and GOD GIVEN RIGHTS. The ones they are hell bent to let our soldiers die to give everyone else. Your Damn Right! Americans will become extremist, when you trample on what little you still haven’t taken from us.

  • Who, When, Where, Why, and How

    Honest reporting? When is this going to happen? While the media is so-called honest reporting, the governments are trying to cover these disasters up! While your still complaining, I am trying to get some things to happen other than your version of rolling. Americans learn a little from the British about June 30, if they have any balls, or maybe you can complain them to death! Susan has been given instructions and they are happening, to let you know about the continued threats! I will find out if these so-called christians still want to play, I have a withdrawal to make, so cross your fingers!

  • SKY CAPTAIN

    i wanna have my own little hollywood reality shosw and for six months i want to be followed and even stalked, we’ll call the show, MY SHITTY LIFE…. i bet half of my fellow Americans would watch it to……………….

  • Levi

    Excellent points, all. So, what is the appropriate action for freedom loving, bible thumping, gun toting Americans?
    It seems we’re about to taste some bitter fruit if we don’t Stand. Together. and take our Country back.
    Levi

  • m_astera

    I don’t know what Sheila Jackson Lee was referring to, but anyone with a brain had better hope that the “Zionist Christians”, pure brainwashed and dangerous Jew tools, don’t get their marching orders to bring on Jesus’ return by destroying the world any time soon.

  • Tung-Alex

    “It would be nice if the mainstream media would examine some of these important issues more closely and do some honest reporting on them.”

  • Mellissa

    I think they are gagged in the main stream, they have accepted stories and push others known to incite distraction.
    The Wiener stuff was a wastes of space, much of the international news is approved only stories.
    Even local stations follow the rules, but they have all the violence to talk about.

    I fear a reformation of a Christian war like people, we do not need to regress back into time. Religions spark more trouble then they seem to be worth. They need to remember the Holocaust and think of the horrors inflicted upon the Jewish Nation. We need to stop letting our cultures religions dictate our tolerance for others.

  • backhoe

    Watch GLENN BECK and keep up with him and you will be informed

  • Earthnut

    The list should be 13. What about Chemtrails? The media never reports on them.

  • backhoe

    All day today is the Casey Anthony trial that isn’t even being heard today. All month long is hours of this no nothing trial circus. That is why you hear nothing of the 13. Last week it was Lindsey Lohan. What movie star will be next? Columbo?

  • techmeaux

    The FED DTCC Set-Up to Take Your Money
    #13

    http://www.goldandsilverexchange.info/DTCC-Set-Up.html

    “”Until January 1, 2009, a person could hold a physical stock certificate, bond, equity, etc.,an actual piece of paper in your hand as proof that you “owned” something out there in the financial realm. After January 1, 2009, that transaction was changed to electronic only with your name by it.

    1. At that point, both you and your money were officially transported into cyberspace.

    2. Then, without anyone’s permission, your electronic investment was switched from your name to your broker’s name or the brokerage firm’s name. At that juncture, your name was once removed from your money, and you are not even incyberspace anymore.

    3. Then without anyone’s permission your investment was switched or transferred from your broker’s name or brokerage firm’s name to a company called Cede & Co., which is one of the subsidiaries of the DTCC.

    Now you are twice removed fromyour money.”"

    #14

    UNATO now Global and a UN sidearm representing 70% of the global defense spending.
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=10503

  • Tung-Alex

    We have right to know the truth.

  • Tung-Alex

    Are there any other things That The Mainstream Media Is Being Strangely Quiet About Right Now?

  • Buckworth Jackson

    Well, we do have a giant planet: Nibiru aka: Wormwood now in our solar system which is playing havoc with our planet’s crust and weather. Anyone notice the number of volcanoes now erupting?

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