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Food Inflation, Libya + Liberals, EPA Exposure – New World Next Week

This is James Corbett of
and this is James Evan Pilato of and we both welcome you back to the 67th episode
of the New World Next Week which of course you can find at and you
can get high quality, low quality versions of the video, audio only and even sometimes
– some captions. And James, we were just discussing a couple moments ago how our previous episode
on the Japanese crisis is now, pretty much I think, our most watched New World Next Week
episode, it’s my most downloaded from my archive and I guess we basically want to say ‘thank
you’ to folks out there and a welcome to maybe some of the new viewers and listeners and
audience members who may be joining us. So again we’re nonpartisan here, we try and break
down the false left/right paradigm and look at the most important things going on in alternative
news and open source intelligence – so James after last week’s episode focusing exclusively
on the Japanese situation we’re going to take a little detour around the world here, but
of course with updates on the Japan situation. But we’ll begin with a story from the New
York Times, that I have posted to ‘Food Inflation Kept Hidden in Tinier Bags
– A Stealth Downsizing, As Shoppers Pay More for Less Food’, or as puts it:
‘Nabisco is Cheating You Out of Precious Saltines’. But taking it from the New York Times: “Chips
are disappearing from bags, candy from boxes and vegetables from cans. As an expected increase
in the cost of raw materials looms for late summer, consumers are beginning to encounter
shrinking food packages. With unemployment still high, companies in recent months have
tried to camouflage price increases by selling their products in tiny and tinier packages.
So far, the changes are most visible at the grocery store, where shoppers are paying the
same amount, but getting less… In every economic downturn in the last few decades,
companies have reduced the size of some products, disguising price increases and avoiding comparisons
on same-size packages, before and after an increase. Each time, the marketing campaigns
are coy; this time, the smaller versions are ‘greener’ (packages good for the environment)
or more ‘portable’ (little carry bags for the takeout lifestyle) or ‘healthier’ (fewer
calories). Where companies cannot change sizes — as in clothing or appliances — they
have warned that prices will be going up, as the costs of cotton, energy, grain and
other raw materials are rising. ‘Consumers are generally more sensitive to changes in
prices than to changes in quantity,’ notes John T. Gourville, a marketing professor at
Harvard Business School. ‘And companies try to do it in such a way that you don’t notice,
maybe keeping the height and width the same, but changing the depth so the silhouette of
the package on the shelf looks the same. Or sometimes they add more air to the chips bag
or a scoop in the bottom of the peanut butter jar so it looks the same size.'” We have a
few related links that I would implore folks to check out – from the Baltimore Sun on food
inflation, from CNN: ‘Crumbling Economy Will Make for Thinner Boxes of Girl Scout Thin
Mints’ and also from the Gothamist and referencing this greener packaging: ‘Sun Chips Ditches
Their Biodegradable Bag Over Noise Complaints’. So even as they’re pushing the green agenda,
the push back from the consumer says ‘Well, I don’t want a noisy chip bag!’ So James,
before I throw it back to you – you know I work at an independent grocery store here,
it’s an Oregon-only chain and this is something that I see firsthand and I’ve seen for the
last couple of years as sizes change, but the proportions of the package stay the same,
but the price stays the same – so you’re again paying more for less. And it’s almost come
to the point where I wonder James if grocery stores are not unlike banks – which are not
unlike, you know, higher education institutions – it’s those things that keep us coming back
for more and more and more when we could essentially learn how to grow or create or learn these
things for ourselves. James? Right! Well that’s an important point and one that they would
like you and I and everyone else not to think about, but uh let’s think about it because
I think that is ultimately one of the ways that we’re going to really derail this whole
system that is being constructed around us, because as you say – it relies on us being
reliant on them. When we are not. We can be self-reliant and we do not need these big
box stores, supermarkets to go to and get these packages of increasingly smaller size,
but the same price. But I think paying more for less is pretty much the slogan that we
could use to describe the current economic meltdown. I mean this is what an economic
meltdown looks like on the ground. It’s not necessarily going to be runs on the bank and
people screaming in panic, but it’s going to be a little bit more, a little bit more
and a little bit more gouging out of people’s pockets every single week and it just gets
to the point where people really start to notice it. But, once you notice it, what are
you going to do about? I mean there’s not much you can do if you are reliant on their
sources of ‘food’ and I’ll put that in quotation marks because a lot of it is of questionable
nutritional value, as you know. But I think this is probably nothing new, the fiddling
with packaging; but the fact that it’s going on it such at such a wide array of products
at the same time shows there is something going on. And I don’t know how the food price
index and the CPI and all of that works but I’m assuming that they’ll say that there isn’t
that much inflation because, one box of crackers or whatever cost the same as it did last week,
it’s just the one box is smaller, so there’s all sorts of fiddling going on into this type
of calculation. But we have to realize the economic meltdown is happening and just don’t
listen to the shills and mouthpieces from the establishment who tell us that there are
‘green shoots’ or whatever stupid slogans they come up with to try to tell us that there’s
no economic problem. Now James for our second story, it’ill be
the first of two amazing pieces from and we’ll turn from here in the ‘North American
Union’ to the world abroad: ‘Liberals Willing to Trade Blood & Treasure for Oil Profits
Under Obama’ – “It’s perplexing to see a high level of support for the unprovoked bombing
of Libya on so-called “progressive” websites. There has been an endless stream of humanitarian
propaganda flowing from these sites trying to convince average liberals that the “human
thing to do” is to rain down Tomahawk missiles with depleted uranium to bring freedom and
democracy to an oppressed people. Huffington Post” of course now gobbled up by AOL and
all the others “ran a piece by Ed Schultz titled: ‘Why I Support President Obama’s Decision
to Invade Libya’ where he described his reasoning as follows: ‘President Obama explained this
won’t be a long-term operation… Matter of days, not a matter of weeks. Not even months…
He’s trying to give the rebels, those who want democracy, a fighting chance at just
that and trying to stop Gaddafi – from slaughtering his own people – this is the human thing to
do.’ By the very use of the word “invade” in the title, Schultz would seem to understand
that the continued military support is likely to last for quite some time. Indeed, this
was confirmed on Sunday morning when Defense Secretary Gates and Shillary hinted that the
operation could indeed last for months, which seems to debunk Schultz’s main argument that
it’s only a days-long conflict.” Need we mention the, of course, ‘cakewalk’ and ‘greeted as
liberators’ in Iraq story. “Establishment progressives can no longer hide behind phony
labels. They have officially joined the ranks of the War Party serving up American blood
and treasure to support profits for the military-industrial complex and Big Oil, while compromising on
austerity cuts at home.” James, I’ll throw in a couple of related updates that we have,
from they note that the ‘Central Bank of Libya is 100% State-Owned’
and that may give you a little angle to look at this story and an update from just a few
hours ago, and it’s March 30th to me here in the States – from Reuters: “President Barack
Obama has signed a secret order authorizing covert US military support for rebel forces
seeking to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gaddaffi. James? Oh and the ‘covert rebel forces’ just
happen to be tied in with Al Qaeda, but it’s all right if they’re on our side, I guess.
Um Yeah. No, it’s uh very uh, I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising in any way to see
what’s happening playing out right now, but it is surprising still, nonetheless, that
uh there are so many people on the left side of the phony left/right paradigm who are going
along with this, because it’s their team, it’s their side, it’s their war, it’s their
‘Dear Leader’ who’s doing it – and I just, I shouldn’t be surprised, but I still am,
I’m still shocked to be reading these left-leaning online sites and seeing all these people justifying
what’s going on right now. And it’s just, I’d like people to really think about how
truly mentally liberating it is to decide that you’re not left, you are not right, you
are not red, your are not blue, you cannot be pigeonholed into one of their little pigeonholes
so that you can be led along by the nose to support whatever type of military adventurism
comes along, because ultimately the most liberating thing I think I’ve ever done in my life is
to decide that I am not on either side of that phony paradigm and I will absolutely
oppose Bush’s military adventurism as equally as much as I’ll oppose Obama’s. And what’s
going on in Libya right now is a perfect example of a time when people can make the choice
to not go along with the propaganda and to stop supporting a team which has nothing to
do with them and isn’t about their interests, it’s only about getting you to corral your
mind into their little pigeonholes so that you’ll go along with things that do not benefit
you in any way. And I’ve unfortunately heard it from, you know, smart friends of my own
– I’ve heard “Y’know I guess I kinda do support y’know the Libya operation.” And I just kinda
smack my forehead and didn’t get into it at the moment. Right, because it’s exactly the
same as the argument that was used for Saddam. “Well, Saddam’s a horrible dictator, he’s
being horrible to his people. Therefore we have to go and bomb the country all to hell
and invade and take it over.” But the key to this story, I think, is the central bank
issue. Because, as was pointed out during Bush’s military adventurism, the ‘Axis of
Evil’ has a stunning similarity to the list of countries that don’t have a privately-owned
central bank. Hmm, I wonder why? James, lets move to our third and final story
this week with our second piece from ‘EPA Helps Mainstream Media Obscure Truth
About Radiation Exposure’ – “As Americans focus on ‘March Madness’ and ‘Dancing With
the Stars’ instead of the radioactive plume spreading all across the country, the United
States Environmental Protection Agency is attempting to make the mainstream media cover-up
of the Fukushima cloud a bit easier. The agency, now notorious for its infamous claim that
the air was safe to breathe after 9/11,” seven days after 9/11 I may add, “is now seeking
to raise the PAGs (that’s Protective Action Guides) to levels vastly higher than those
at which they are currently set allowing for more radioactive contamination of the environment
and the general public in the event of a radioactive disaster… According to PEER (Public Employees
for Environmental Responsibility), the new standards would drastically raise the levels
of radiation allowed in food, water, air and the general environment. PEER, a national
organization of local, state and federal employees who had access to internal EPA emails, claims
that the new standards will result in a ‘nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90,
a 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131; and an almost 25,000 rise for
exposure to radioactive nickel-63’ in drinking water. This information, as well as the emails
themselves were published by Michael Ruppert’s on March 24… As of the time
of this writing, a toxic cloud of radiation has not only reached the US West Coast, (here
where I am in Portland, Oregon) but has spread all the way across the country to states like
South and North Carolina, Florida and Massachussetts. Both the US government and the mainstream
media have largely denied any risk associated with the radiation and have actively engaged
in covering up the extent to which it has spread across the country.” James? Right,
well I would wonder if I was American if there was some would be some way to bring legal
action against the EPA for this, because once again, unless they can prove that there is
some pressing reason for them raising these PAGs, unless there’s some way for them to
say that somehow ‘human biology has fundamentally changed’ or they forgot to carry a zero when
they were making their calculations or something. The only possible explanation for why their
raising these levels right now is because radiation levels are going to rise and they
just don’t want to have to deal with what that means. So it’s exactly the same way the
Japanese government has been raising maximum exposure levels on a bunch of different things
and I went over that on my last ‘Sunday Update’ so it’s exactly the same thing. And we can
look to this probably happening in numerous countries around the world over the next several
months as Fukushima continues to spew out its toxic radiation. And unfortunately there’s
no sign of it coming to any sort of resolution anytime soon and unfortunately there’s just
no good source of information on it, because the people who could be what reporting what’s
truthfully coming out of there, including the U.S. Navy who obviously has ships in the
area that obviously would be able to use sophisticated monitoring devices are not giving the type
of information that we would need to come to any sort of meaningful assessment of what’s
going on, so unfortunately we’re just relying on the drip-drop of information coming out
of these agencies that are there to lie to you and to placate you and to make you feel
good. And all of the George Monbiot’s and Lewis Page’s and Ann Coulter’s and other defenders
of the radiation out there. Um, I notice they’re getting a lot quieter now that Fukushima is
continuing to meltdown. So James, as we now begin to wrap it up quickly here, just I’ll
throw out the idea that really struck me that seems as though in the era of Obama that most
of our biggest events have all been environmental in nature, whether that’s swine flu or the
Gulf oil spill or mining disasters or this nuclear situation. Just kind of an interesting
thing that I think ties in with the overarching eugenics agenda. It is interesting but we’re
running out of time so, James Evan Pilato, thanks once again for providing these stories
together and I hope everyone will tune in to – Thank you so much,
take care.

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58 thoughts on “Food Inflation, Libya + Liberals, EPA Exposure – New World Next Week

  1. Do you people have anything else to say other then comment on his hair or declaring your self the first one to comment?

  2. @danieljliversLXXXIX Sure DOWN WITH EPA—–first witness is an honor among us—should i say i am on it….?

  3. This is one of the best news shows there is, so big views is well deserved. I'd tell you to go network, but you'd be more likely to get a slot next to John Stuart…

  4. What would the US government do if 1000 people mounted heavy weapons on trucks and braught anti-aircraft weapons towards the white house demanding Obama step down? This Lybia BS is blown out of proportion with all the video's from Lybia I've seen 5 trucks and a couple dozen guys with guns! Your government would destroy you and NO MEDIA WOULD COVER THE STORY.

    This is about world bank, and corporate greed wanting to make money off the resources in the area!

  5. Best to grow one's own food and ditch the junk food anyway.
    It avoids the poor health consequences and irradiated,GMO non food.

  6. James EP…. the radiation is making you look more healthy than is humanly possible. Not a pimple and a head of hair I'd kill for. You make me sick ;^) .. Great work guys.

  7. radiationnetwork (dot) com doesnt have any readings for idaho. is there another good place anyone knows of to get a good idea of the radiation levels?

  8. I don't know about anyone else, but I notice the smaller packaging and I'll stop buying the product. I know why we're having price increases, but the average american only spends about 10% of his/her income on food. When that figure gets higher than the 20% of their income like in the 1980s, we may have a lot of concerned people out there. 8 million Americans are 30 days behind on their mortgage, seems that most of them will drop their expensive mortgages to pay for food.

  9. @afferch I was commenting in reference for the people on the left supporting the Libyian invasion. It doesn't mean that I think Conservatives have it any better.

    Besides that, Conservatives are liberal, in the true sense of the word. Pro-free trade, pro-foreign interventionism, etc. A true conservative would be for small gov't, including shrinking the military, and pro-domestic business, by keeping cheap foreign goods out of their nation's markets. Conservatives today have it ass-backwards.

  10. 10:25 The Federal Reserve and our monetary system is the KEY to every story! Every political, economic and social problem can be traced back to the government, and if you lift that veneer, you will find the Federal Reserve is the root of all our problems!

  11. @topsham69 na, as i already said, he is on coke or crystal. Not that I care, but it is obvious if you have done either before. You can tell by his eyes and the way he keeps moving… he is not usually like that.

    I would suggest that he dont do it while he is working because it looks bad for his creditability…

  12. @RadioFlyffer Of course I mean the PEOPLE pulling the strings of the Fed, IMF, and Central Banks of other countries, etc., but your list is most likely merely FRONTS for those people. But if the American people can bring attention and transparency to the Fed and can show people what they do, we can either control them or end them, the names wont be that important without their vehicle of control.

  13. @SNIPERSTEVE420 I disagree that Israel is behind the Fed, that does not mean certain Jewish individuals are completely involved but your statement is sweeping and I think incorrect

  14. I follow the markets and can tell you that the commodities markets are heading for a significant downturn. I make that statement because I believe in cycles and we have entered a 60year cycle which is significant and will have a profound effect on the cost of many commodities. This does not include oil because it is now traded differently then in the past and is the ONLY reason for the increase in the most basic cost of all products.Gen Leslie Clark stated in 2007 Libya was 1 of 7 countries end

  15. @mikeoli You've forgotten one thing. Japan. The commodities market will explode because there simply will not be enough food to feed a hundred million people now that (I'd wager) 100% of their crops are no good anymore. That's going into the growing season! You know all about supply and demand. There is simply not enough food grown to support the coming food crisis. You know also that pretty much all of the rice crops have been wiped out in the past year. It's going higher.

  16. I hope that everyone who refuses to see the false Left/Right paradigm has been paying close attn to what their messiah has been doing overseas. He is nothing but another globalist trying to push the world closer to a NWO.

  17. Who cares Donald trump is a a dickhead and he looks like an old tub of head cheese and he has a floppy penis, and he is stuck with a 1980s hair cut and his balls smell like the 80s and he is really kinda dumb….lol

  18. You are right, people have to learn to do it themselves. I haven't purchased a bag of cookies in a long time. It was when I noticed the cookie was the size of a quarter. What a waste of my money. I can whip up a batch of cookies on my own and make them as big as I want and half the cost of the store bought kind anyway, so that is what I have been doing. I will find a way to do without IceCream. I'm sorry, but there has been 25% less for a long time and everytime I buy one I say no more.

  19. Thanks guys for all your Research on these pressing issues over the years. You both great and we or at least myself hope you'll be here until the Final Bang goes off which is probably not too far off.

  20. Grow your own food, support local producers. Cheaper, healthier. Our grandparents used to do it, we've got used to Super-Hyper markets.

  21. Food reliance.
    I get a kick out of people that bring their personal grocery bag to be responsible in some mind numbingly stupid way, as they stuff the bag with all sorts of processed packaged items.
    Food comes from the earth, not a molecule rearrangement facility.

  22. Another method of hiding price increases that you did not mention is larger packages that have disproportionately larger prices. Typically we ASSUME a larger package will have a at least slightly better price per ounce/pound/count (rate) but I have found several times recently a product has been packaged in a larger size such as a beverage previously in 16 oz cans for $1.95 each is replaced with a new 24 oz can for $3.50. The store owner even said "it's cheaper"

  23. when a central bank has a monopoly protected by state force, it does not really matter if people in gvt own it on paper or people in banks. There seems to float some ridiculous idea around that a CB monopoly that is formally owned by spending drunken war mongering politicians is a good idea and that it only goes bad if private people own it. The state is a for profit private organisation that has the privilege of being allowed to initiate force.

  24. Yeah, I noticed the packaging getting smaller and/or the amount of food being less in each box etc. Thanks for bringing that up. We definitely need to grow our own food and be as self-reliant as possible. I just got done with a permaculture course and am going to start applying what I learned immediately. Good job as always guys!

  25. This was great! Finally I hear from someone else about the axis of evil not wanting to be willing participants with the privately owned Rothschild world banks. Please guys check out my latest video…"The Invasion and Deception of America" It's right on target with absolute truth.

  26. “All problems, depressions, wars, disasters, assassinations, all of them were planned, caused, instigated, and implemented by the International Bankers and their attempt to establish a central bank in every country in the world, which they have now done, thanks to corrupt politicians who have been bought and paid for. This is all you need to know about the history of the world.”- John Fitzgerald Kennedy – who own the banking system and banks?? Rothschilds and Rockefellers

  27. These two guys should be on the UFO circuit.
    Corbett could pass for a Reptilian
    -and Pilato has a spider growing under his lip.
    –proof that aliens are among us.

  28. I just read that Oattara (Ivory coast opponent to Gbagbo) has "strong ties" to IMF & WTO. Even cocoa doesn't escape the greedy hands of the world bankers. And wouldn't they like it if nuclear plants closed? Oligarchs control the energy sources and they THINK we are at their mercy. My garden expands this year, and I buy local as much as possible.

    I'm more worried about the water supply. We cannot live without that,

  29. i've been telling people about eugenics- not preaching, just discussing what i have read, and i have been laughed at….when the shit starts to hit the fan they'll be devastated

  30. the smaller amounts of food for more money- that has been going on here in Australia for at least 2 years.

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