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Madison Ruppert is the Editor and Owner-Operator of the alternative news and analysis database End The Lie and has no affiliation with any NGO, political party, economic school, or other organization/cause. He is available for podcast and radio interviews. If you have questions, comments, or corrections feel free to contact him at [email protected]

Is Traditional Media Dying? The Numbers Indicate Just That

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

So-called mainstream media is quickly falling out of the mainstream. I am attempting to push the title of mainstream media out of my lexicon completely, replaced by “traditional media,” “legacy media,” “dinosaur media,” or “establishment media.”

This is because in the near future, calling it mainstream media will be about as accurate as calling Wake Up World Nazi media (that is to say, ludicrously inaccurate).

In March, the well known news organization and cable broadcaster CNN dropped a shocking 50% in total viewers and a whopping 60% in the age 25-54 demographic (A25-54) over the total day according to reports from TVNewser.

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February Fever Becomes March Madness: Mass Banking Resignations Continue Unabated

28th March 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Previously I covered a small slice of the huge number of resignations of executives of financial institutions across the globe, and surprisingly these have not seemed to slow down at all.

At the time, we posted a mere 40 resignations, now that number has jumped up to a shocking 450. These include major figures in everything from saving retirement funds to equity funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks, investment houses and other financial institutions.

The big question that remains from all of this is: why?

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Oz Mobile Tower Tank Protester Who Destroyed $6M of Infrastructure Returns
Two years ago, John Patterson led police on a chase while destroying 6 millions dollars worth of mobile phone towers in Sydney Australia. Picture: Glenn Miller Source: The Daily Telegraph

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Around two years ago, John Patterson took to the streets in a friend’s armored personnel carrier (APC) out of sheer desperation and frustration over the inaction of Telstra, the Australian telecommunication company which he had worked for.

Patterson drove the tank-like vehicle into the cell phone transmitters, destroying some $6 million worth of equipment and landing himself a two year long prison sentence.

While this jail time was far from enjoyable, Patterson has not given up his quest to fight back against the negative health effects of electromagnetic radiation – like that which is radiated en masse by cell phone towers – and his struggle to bring the dangers to the public’s attention.

“I wasn’t thinking clearly, I made some rash decisions which I really regret,” Patterson said. “But it was out of sheer frustration?” the interviewer asked, to which he responded, “Yeah.”

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White House Blocking Release of Monsanto-Linked Lobbyist’s Email

24th February 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Editor of End the Lie

The Obama administration is now blocking a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by an environmental group, Public Employees for Environment Responsibility (PEER), which is attempting to uncover Obama’s connections to Monsanto-linked lobbyists.

Keep in mind, Monsanto’s products have been linked to some horrific effects on biological systems like the human body, not the least of which is creating necrosis and significant mutations in critical cell types.

Also quite noteworthy is the fact that Monsanto was actually recently found guilty of chemical poisoning in the case of a French farmer.

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February Fever: Why are Major Bank Executives Resigning Left and Right?

23rd February 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

This month has seen a rash of top level resignations across some of the most major banking institutions across the globe.

There has also been news of potential upcoming resignations which could have a considerable impact as well, not the least of which is the potential resignation of Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive officer (CEO) of Goldman Sachs.

According to Fortune, this could occur as early as this summer, although this is still merely a possibility and far from set in stone.

However, there are many very real and quite perplexing instances of bank heads quitting across major institutions like the World Bank, the Nicaraguan Central Bank, Kuwait’s Central Bank, two of Slovenia’s biggest banks and more.

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What’s Next After Monsanto Found Guilty in French Poisoning Case?

18th February 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In a major victory, the massive global corporation known as Monsanto, based in the United States, was found guilty of chemical poisoning in France.

This landmark decision opens up the possibility of more cases being brought against Monsanto across the globe with a real chance of victory; something which many people (myself included) could have never imagined previously.

Paul Francois, a 47-year-old French grain farmer, sued Monsanto after he was poisoned by one of the corporation’s many herbicidal products back in 2004, in this case it was the product called “Lasso.”

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The Science of Television: Reading Viewers’ Minds to Create Popular Programming

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In the past if television networks wanted to gauge audience reaction to a program before it went on air, they would have to create a focus group where consumers are paid to sit in a room and give feedback to a proctor. Now, that seems to be a practice which might forever be dashed in favor of high-tech mind reading methods which can actually better gauge the viewer’s engagement and enjoyment than they themselves can.

It sounds like the stuff of science fiction, but indeed highly advanced testing methods are able to better discern how viewers are responding to content than they consciously can.

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More American States Now Seeking Silver and Gold Currencies

9th February 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Amidst concerns that the Federal Reserve System and the United States dollar could collapse at any moment, legislators across at least 13 states have begun to seek out alternative currencies.

Representatives in states including Georgia, Iowa, Minnesota, Tennessee and South Carolina have begun their quest to gain approval from their state government to issue their own alternative currency or even just explore it as a possible option.

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Mind Over Matter: The Placebo Effect

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The so-called placebo effect has been a subject of great interest for many scientists for years now.

However, it is now being found that the effect goes far beyond just a momentary feeling someone has when they take a sugar pill thinking it is actually a real drug.

In fact, recent studies have discovered that particular mindsets and beliefs about one’s body and/or health may in fact affect their physical being.

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Censor-Proof Satellite Internet Grid Being Developed

24th January 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

They call it the “Hackerspace Global Grid” and organizers say it would be made up of a network of low-orbiting satellites, all relatively small in size, which would be used to allow internet access that could not be controlled or blocked by any government censors.

The Hackerspace Global Grid, or HGG for short, would also integrate an array of base stations which would be located around the world.

The HGG is aimed at providing a way for activists and journalists to obtain access to the internet, even when a repressive government has cut off access or censored the internet in one way or another.

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Is Your Social Media Experience Being Controlled?

18th January 2012

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

There is a little known industry lurking in the dark recesses of the corners of the internet, especially in the United States and China, called “crowdturfing.”

Crowdturfing, coined by associate professor of computer science at the University of California Santa Barbara Ben Zhao, is a combination of the terms “crowdsourcing” and “astroturfing.”

Crowdsourcing means to outsource (hence the sourcing) relatively easy tasks to a large work force (hence the crowd).

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US Government Attempting to Censor Scientific Journals

By Madison Ruppert

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Two of the world’s foremost scientific journals, Nature and Science, have been asked to censor information on a man-made bird flu variant, claiming that it could fall into the wrong hands.

The United States’ National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) requested that Nature and Science only publish redacted versions of the studies amid fears it might be used as a bioweapon.

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