Conspiracy Nation -- Vol. 6  Num. 63
                    ("Quid coniuratio est?")

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                      News Analysis

With the retirement announcements of Senators Alan Simpson (R-WY) and Mark Hatfield (R-OR) following on the heels of the announcement by Congressperson Pat Schroeder (D-CO), retirements in the House and Senate have reached epidemic proportions. Never before in this century have 12 Senators announced retirement the same year.

What is going on? An obvious reason is the shock of Democrats who are used to living a life in the majority. They may have concluded that a life in the minority is not worth living. But one third of Senate retirements are Republicans, so this explanation seems inadequate.

Media Bypass Reporter Jim Norman thinks he has the answer. He says these Senators have been caught with money stashed in oversees bank accounts and are being forced to retire. His sources have links to the intelligence community. Norman says there are more retirements to come.

If the allegations raised by Norman are correct, these politicians would be joining the brother of former Mexican President Salinas as well as former Canadian Prime Minister Mulroney, both of whom have recently been caught with oversees bank accounts containing money of dubious origin.

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