Here are some news stories from this week that I think the mainstream media completely missed out on. All links are from legitimate news sources and not the fringe / wacko sites.

* German politicians and other “important” people in Germany are geting a special “clean” version of the H1N1 vaccine. Everyone else can eat Squalene and/or Mercury! Hey all you wannabe investigative reporters out there – quick question… does the American version of the vaccine have Squalene and/or Mercury? And are the politicians getting the same vaccine us regular citizens are? That might kinda sorta be important to know. [TIME]

* High tax California or low tax Texas? California offers residents a “package deal” that bundles numerous and ambitious public benefits with the high taxes needed to pay for them. Other states, such as Texas, offer packages combining modest benefits and low taxes. Do higher taxes bring about superior lifestyles? A recent article says…no. That Texas way is better. A scathing quote from the opinion piece sums it up… “Twenty years ago, you could go to Texas, where they had very low taxes, and you would see the difference between there and California. Today, you go to Texas, the roads are no worse, the public schools are not great but are better than or equal to ours, and their universities are good. The bargain between California’s government and the middle class is constantly being renegotiated to the disadvantage of the middle class.”
All I have to say is ahhh, thankyah. Thankyavehrymuch. [LA TIMES]

* A Mexican mayor announces his rival’s death hours before the actual body is found. When asked about this, the mayor said “Sometimes there are coincidences in life; it’s better to look at it this way.” In other words, it’s just business as usual. And what’s with England having better coverage of this kind of evil than the US has? [UK TELEGRAPH]

* Who really owns the “organic” food companies? You’ll be surprised. Most “organic” companies are not mom and pop kind of organizations, no matter what the label says. Con Agra, General Mills, Kraft and Heinz would probably like you to skip this link. [MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY]

* A cat got the swine flu. Which means cats can be carriers of swine flu. Your dog has some ideas on what to do about this. [YAHOO NEWS]

* Another fake botox scam busted by the Department of Justice. What I don’t get is why people don’t get just a little suspicious when the operation is performed in someone’s home. [US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]

* When the kids of 2012 ask when did the vampires start showing up, you can point them to this little tidbit: ‘Dracula Therapy’.  It involves getting your face injected with your own blood. Of course, S3 Therapy is the hottest news in anti-aging right now. So of course all anyone will need in the near future to stay young is a little fresh blood. Great. I see exactly where this is going. I better add a crossbow to the shopping list the next time I’m at the local S-Mart. [DAILY MAIL]