Matrix Gazette Newswire
by Ken West
Here’s what’s happening in the news:
1. On Meet the Press (Sunday, May 18th) host David Gregory asked the question, “Has Obama weakened America?” Chuck Todd, chief political analyst for NBC answered, “The public has given up on Washington.” The question and answer are significant because they come from the flagship Sunday news show of the mainstream media.
2. Two-hundred and thirty-four Nigerian schoolgirls were abducted over a month ago by Boko Haram terrorists. Yet most news reports fail to mention that Boko Haram is a radical Islamic group intent on bringing a Taliban-like rule to Nigeria. Meanwhile, Boko Haram creates a hell on Earth for the parents of these schoolgirls, not to mention the girls themselves.
3. No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald reached number 6 on Amazon’s Best Seller List. Greenfield is the reporter who broke the story that has helped unite both the political left and right on the issue of the Big Brother State.
4. Hillary Clinton is beginning to distance herself from President Barack Obama. She and her husband, Bill, hope to orchestrate a de facto Clinton third (and fourth) term, as Hillary packages herself as a continuation of Bill Clinton’s successful administration and policies.
5. California wildfires are the result of “climate change” according to Jerry Brown, Governor of the “Eureka State.” Governor Brown ignores the fact that climate change has been going on since the time of the dinosaurs. “Climate change” is substituted for “Global warming” because world temperature measurements have contradicted the global warming premise. But, hell, who can argue with climate change? As the saying goes in many parts of the country, “If you don’t like the weather, wait a minute.”
6. Download Speeds. The good news: The U.S. ranks well-above Papua New Guinea. The bad news: The U.S. ranks below 28 countries in internet download speeds. Here are the countries, in priority order, that beat the United States: Hong Kong: Singapore; Romania; South Korea; Switzerland; Netherlands; Lithuania; Andorra; Sweden; Macau; Japan; Taiwan; Denmark; Latvia; Luxembourg; Iceland; Republic of Moldova; France; Belgium; Bulgaria; Norway; Finland; Portugal; United Kingdom; Estonia; Germany; Czech Republic; Liechtenstein. Here’s the source link: http://www.netindex.com/download/allcountries/
7. Meanwhile, the mainstream press remains mute on what’s happening in the Ukraine. We’ll soon find out if the old saying, “No news is good news,” is true or not.
Tune in next week for more breaking news, and maybe a few surprises.