Fellow blogger and friend falnfenix sent this link to me today. It is a list of 50, not so, absurd items that are news stories I've followed through various channels over the past 6 months. Some were new to me. Of course, you won't see them on the Six O'Clock "news."
Each fact has the original news story linked in the item and probably deserves a post unto itself. What are the highlights from Michael Snyder's column?
#50) A new report released by the United Nations is publicly calling for the establishment of a world currency and none of the major news networks are even covering it. (Happened just last week, and went completely unnoticed).
#27) Federal border officials recently said that Mexican drug cartels have not only set up shop on American soil, they are actually maintaining lookout bases in strategic locations in the hills of southern Arizona.
#26) The U.S. government has declared some parts of Arizona off limits to U.S. citizens because of the threat of violence from Mexican drug smugglers.
#22) Four of the biggest U.S. banks (Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America and Citigroup) had a "perfect quarter" with zero days of trading losses during the first quarter of 2010.
#14) 43 percent of Americans have less than $10,000 saved for retirement.
#6) The total of all government, corporate and consumer debt in the United States is now about 360 percent of GDP.
Take a look and see how smart, or informed you are. I'd say, without scientific reporting, I recognized just over half of the related news stories in the link, and I consider myself well read. GO FORTH AND EDUCATE young champions of liberty!