CounterThink roundup: fictional terrorism, body armor bills, and education (satire)

Friday, March 17, 2006
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: health news, Natural News, nutrition

eTrust Pro Certified

Delicious Pin It
Major news networks have now resorted to FICTIONAL images of buildings being blown up by terrorists to scare Americans into supporting the Bush war empire. A few weeks ago, Bush played the terrorist card and declared that domestic spying had stopped a 2002 terrorist attack against the Library Tower in Los Angeles. Fox News followed up with footage from the movie "Independence Day," where that very same building is decimated by a massive laser blast from a hovering alien spaceship.

So we have fictional footage being broadcast across America, showing the results of a made-up attack that never happened, all to support an illegal domestic spying program backed by a President that wasn't even properly elected.

Suddenly, the new Bush war mongering strategy comes to light. Each month, we'll be shown images of a horrendous attack that COULD have happened, if we as Americans hadn't been willing to give up all our civil liberties in the name of security. And then every once in a while, they'll let an actual attack slip through (just like Bush knew the levies in New Orleans were going to fail, yet did nothing) just to remind people how much they need to live in constant fear.

That people continue to fall for this simplistic terrormongering is perhaps more shocking than the fact that a U.S. president would rely on it as his primary source of political support. I suppose at this point, Bush can just make up anything he wants and a certain portion of U.S. voters will blindly go along. His presidency is more a chain of lies than anything resembling actual leadership.

"I never met Jack Abramoff," he says, just weeks before multiple photos showing Bush meeting Abramoff flood the internet. "Iraq has weapons of mass destruction," he claims. And now the former Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell has declared on national television, "I participated in a hoax on the American people, the international community and the United Nations Security Council." The hoax to which he is referring, of course, is the hoax of evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq (upon which the entire justification for war was based).

The greater hoax, of course, is the idea that we live in a free nation, and that other nations "hate us" because of our freedom. These other nations, the thinking goes, want our form of "free" government so badly that we must actually invade them, kidnap their leaders, kill their armed rebels, and install our own form of government at gunpoint. And then they're all supposed to thank us for being such nice neighbors.

Soldier receives bill for being blown up

It's not enough that taxpayers have to fund Bush's illegal war to the tune of over a trillion dollars; now the military is forcing soldiers to actually pay for damage to body armor they've been blown up while wearing.

Case in point: 1st Lt. William Rebrook was recently forced to repay the Army $700 for damage caused to his body armor by a roadside bomb. As you may have guessed, he was wearing it at the time, meaning that he not only absorbed the blow of the bomb, he also had to absorb the financial losses caused to his gear.

His right arm was shattered in the explosion, but the Pentagon apparently wanted an arm AND a leg as it forced him to cough up the cash (which he had to borrow from his Army buddies to pay).

This must be Bush's new plan to finance the war in Iraq. Make the soldiers pay with not only their lives, but their checkbooks, too. Now, perhaps, soldiers will have to take out loans for whatever protective gear they wish to wear. I wonder, if an Apache pilot gets shot down and killed, will the Pentagon bill his family for the helicopter?

Does anyone else get the feeling that the events in this war have become increasingly ludicrous?

Bush plans major education initiative

President Bush wants to make the U.S. population more competitive in the global marketplace. That plan starts in the public schools, where Bush wants to spend money hiring as many as 30,000 math and science teachers. He also wants to train 70,000 new teachers to be experts in math, science, Chinese and Arabic. The idea, of course, is to make sure U.S. engineers can still figure out how to build guided missiles that can hit China and the Middle East. Apparently, that takes a certain degree of math and science (not to mention arrogance) to pull off.

Nowhere on the agenda was new funding for teaching ethics, by the way. Ethics courses are nowhere to be seen in the U.S. education agenda, which is one reason why U.S. schools keep churning out a few really smart people with really bad ethics. People like the guys who ran Enron, who still don't admit they did anything wrong.

Bush has promised that if spending $136 billion over ten years to boost the quality of education in American schools doesn't do the trick, he's ready to slash achievement standards across the nation (just like with the "No Child Left Behind" fiasco), instantly transforming all schoolchildren into A+ students. If that doesn't work, Bush is ready to bomb China, India, Korea and Japan during study hours, just to make sure their students can't concentrate (thereby making U.S. students relatively more competitive). "We have to create a competitive advantage here at home," explained Bush, "even is that means bringing freedom to China, India, Korea and Japan."

Get breaking news alerts on GMOs, fluoride, superfoods, natural cures and more...
Join over four million monthly readers. Email privacy 100% protected. Unsubscribe at any time.

About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is the founding editor of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news website, now reaching 7 million unique readers a month.

In late 2013, Adams launched the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, where he conducts atomic spectroscopy research into food contaminants using high-end ICP-MS instrumentation. With this research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products to low levels by July 1, 2015.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released ten popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

Have comments on this article? Post them here:

comments powered by Disqus

Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com

Email this article to a friend

Permalink to this article:

Reprinting this article: Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):
Most Popular
Today | Week | Month | Year

See all Top Headlines...


Now Available at ShopNaturalNews.com

O3 Essentials OraJuvenate™
A powerful, cleansing dental cream for maximum oral/dental health.
New Cancer Solutions
Over 3 hours of content covering today’s best cancer tests, how to kill cancer cells and the best diets and exercise routines.
Freeze-Dried 100% Organic Whole Corn
Our freeze-drying method preserves taste, texture and nutrients better than any other food preservation method ever invented.
Fenix TK35 Flashlight
Tough, waterproof, extremely bright and it’s touted to throw an 800+ lumen beam more than 1,000 feet into the night.
Inca Treasure Smoothie Pack
This pack of our four most popular superfoods from South America is the perfect combo pack for smoothie lovers.
Pink Himalayan Salt
This salt delivers significant levels of magnesium, zinc and selenium, with trace levels of dozens of other elements.
Pinhole Glasses - Aviator Style
Pinhole glasses are becoming famous for helping people improve their vision without the risks of laser surgery.
Oxy-Rich Facial Serum
O3 Essentials Jojoba Oxy-Rich Facial Serum is cellular nourishment for your skin. Helps smooth fine lines while enhancing tissue elasticity.
Freeze-Dried 100% Blackberry Halves
Our freeze-dried blackberry halves are grown in Serbia under strict organic standards.

Also on NaturalNews:

Health Ranger Videos
Activist music
CounterThink Cartoons
Food documentaries
FREE Special Reports
Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Most Popular Stories

The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions

25 Amazing Facts About Food

This FREE downloadable report unveils a collection of astonishing and little-known facts about the food we eat very day. Click here to read it now...


Resveratrol and its Effects on Human Health and Longevity - Myth or Miracle.

Unlock the secrets of cellular health with the "miracle" nutrient Resveratrol Click here to read it now...


Nutrition Can Save America

FREE online report shows how we can save America through a nutrition health care revolution. "Eating healthy is patriotic!" Click here to read it now...

The Healing Power of Sunlight and Vitamin D

In this exclusive interview, Dr. Michael Holick reveals fascinating facts on how vitamin D is created and used in the human body to ward off chronic diseases like cancer, osteoporosis, mental disorders and more. Click here to read it now...

Vaccines: Get the Full Story

The International Medical Council on Vaccination has released, exclusively through NaturalNews.com, a groundbreaking document containing the signatures of physicians, brain surgeons and professors, all of which have signed on to a document stating that vaccines pose a significant risk of harm to the health of children. Click here to read it now...

Health Ranger Storable Organics

GMO-free, chemical-free foods and superfoods for long-term storage and preparedness. See selection at www.StorableOrganics.com

Recommended Resources On:

Natural News trends
Health Ranger news
Natural News GMOs
Mike Adams tracker
Natural News photos
Natural News Global
Natural News in focus
Natural News connect
Natural News shocking stories
Natural News radar
Health freedom
Dr. Paul Offit

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2014 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

eTrust Pro Certified Android app on Google Play

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.