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2008 MAY 10 Ė MAY 16

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UK: Government orders phone and Internet companies to retain records of all transactions for at least a year for police inspection. Register 2008 May 16 (Cached)

May Day parade reveal influence of Leninist leaders while most participants are clueless about how they are being used. Banners show Communist symbols and heroes, praise for a Communist Revolution, and the clenched-fist salute of Communism.
Watchdogs
2008 May 15

US: Home foreclosures in April up 65% over last year. AP 2008 May 15 (Cached)

US: Think tank predicts that average homeowner will lose $85,000 of value in their homes.
LA Times
2008 May 15 (Cached)

Thousands have been permanently harmed by Lasik eye surgery. Victims urge FDA to issue severe warnings. Mercola 2008 May 15 (Cached)

Federal Reserve loans to banks climb to record level. Costs will be passed on to taxpayers through hidden tax called inflation. Bloomberg 2008 May 15 (Cached)

Senators warn that skyrocketing gas prices could be pushed up several dollars more by global-warming legislation. Business and Media 2008 May 15 (Cached)

US: 3000 falsely accused of child abuse in Illinois. Multiply that by 50 states to estimate the size of just one problem caused by collectivism. WND 2008 May 15 (Cached)

New study shows that drugs for Alzheimer's patients do harm with no benefit. Natural News 2008 May 14 (Cached)

US: Feds accuse student of "terror and espionage" for talking about the Constitution.
Prison Planet
2008 May 12 (Cached)

Not-so-safe deposit boxes. States sieze citizens' property to balance their budgets.
ABC
News 2008 May 12 (Cached)


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US: Ron Paul forces quietly plot convention revolt against McCain. LA Times 2008 May 12 (Cached)

Elephant paints self portrait. Truly amazing! YouTube Posted 2002 May 11

Gardasil HPV vaccinations continue to trigger severe side effects, including paralysis and death - yet new law protects manufacturer from law suites. Lobbying pays off. Mercola 2008 May 10 (Cached)

New satellite data reveals Earth is entering 23-year cooling cycle. The global-warming scare is over.
Center for Global Food
Posted 2008 May 10 (Cached)

UK: Man spends 18 hours in prison for dropping an apple core. Under collectivism, there are so many laws that everyone is a criminal. Daily Mail Posted 2008 May 10 (Cached)

Climate and ocean scientists put under gag order to prevent them from expressing scientific opinions contrary to politically correct guidelines of the government. PEER Posted May 10 (Cached)

US: Law-abiding citizens arrested for claiming rights guaranteed by Constitution.
WatchTV
Posted 2008 May 10

Pentagon and media keep quiet over disclosure that weapons used against US troops weren't from Iran after all. Washington Monthly Posted 2008 May 10 (Cached)

UK: Massive government investment in surveillance cameras has not reduced crime. Duh! That is not their real purpose. Guardian Posted 2008 May 10 (Cached)

US: Google shareholders approve company's cooperation with China to suppress freedom of speech. Slashdot Posted 2008 May 10 (Cached)

US: New law allows government to seize your computer if it has one pirated audio file, even if it was sent to you with an email. Collectivism just grows and grows. RogueGovernment.com Posted 2008 May 10 (Cached)

What you need to know about the U.S. private-contract army. It's now in Iraq but you soon will see it on American streets. Brasscheck Posted 2008 May 10

LAST MAN OUT OF NORTH TOWER ON 9/11 TELLS OF EXPLOSIONS IN BASEMENT PRIOR TO IMPACT OF FIRST PLANE.
William Rodriquez, the last man to escape from the North Tower seconds before it collapsed on 9/11, was the featured speaker on our telephone conference on May 4, 2008. William was the maintenance worker who cleaned the stairwells of the North Tower. He was the only person at the site that morning who had the master key to all the doors that opened to the stairwell, and he was the one who accompanied firefighters and opened doors as they ascended. He re-entered the North Tower three times after the initial impact and personally led fifteen people to safety. Prior to the first impact by a jet aircraft, William was in the 1st basement of the building and was badly shaken by a powerful explosion from the 2nd basement beneath him. He and other co-workers told the 9/11 Commission about this, but the Commission excluded any mention of this in their final report. Listen to the dramatic first-hand account of this true American hero here.

VACCINES EXPERT, MARY TOCCO,
an educator on natural health, appeared on our conference call recently and reviewed the dangerous side effects of childhood vaccines, including  Autism. She explained how parents can protect their children by legally opting out of the school vaccines program. Her testimony was recorded and can be heard here. Her 3-hr seminar is available on DVD here.

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FROM OUR READERS

CAPTIVATED BY CAPITALISM VS. COLLECTIVISM 
I was captivated by the email [posted below] from the new subscriber who was having trouble with the concepts of collectivism and capitalism. The email was intense, and I got so caught up in responses from each of you- that it literally enthralled me. It was deep. It was real and it was from someone who expressed real questions from the the naievity of someone unfamiliar with Freedom Force. I was so intrigued by the writing from both of you that I will be forced to read it at least 3 or 4 times again. In the mean time, keep up your stamina and your responses as well. I think that the depth of information will serve to quell questions that many have in mind.  
Yvonne

CONFUSED ABOUT CAPITALISTS AND COLLECTIVISTS
This week we received an email from a new subscriber who was having trouble with the concepts of collectivism and capitalism. This is a common problem for those who are newly introduced to these concepts, so we are reprinting the email and my reply below:

SUBSCRIBER: I just watched an interview with Mr. Griffin about the federal reserve and immediately signed up for the newsletter. As I was browsing, I began to realize that some of the principles held by the organization seemed contradictory to the sentiment expressed in the interview. Specifically about collectivism. Is there any place, any resource, the water supply, anything that belongs to all of us?

REPLY: It depends on the definition of belong. In one sense, nothing ever belongs to anyone. In another, everything belongs to those who have the physical or military strength to claim it. In yet another sense, things (including natural resources) belong to those who develop them and make them accessible to others. Each society has its own view of this. In a society of individualism, there is a right of ownership for those who offer added value to the natural resources. In other words, copper in the ground is useless until it can be mined and refined. If people were not allowed to own the land and the raw resources, there would be no incentive to do the mining or refining, and it would stay in the ground forever.

SUBSCRIBER: What gives the people who own huge amounts of the pie the right to keep it forever and pass it on to their children?

REPLY: What gives people who own small amounts of the pie the right to take it from those with large amounts? Theft is not justified by the envy of those who steal.

SUBSCRIBER: How is that any different than Kings or Dictators?

REPLY: Stealing from the rich is no different from stealing from the poor and no different from stealing by kings and dictators.

SUBSCRIBER: Some people simply don't have the tools to run in the economic rat race.

REPLY: Correct. We should help them if we can but that does not justify coercing others to be generous if they donít want to be. If we grant that principle, then we have no complaint when others coerce us to do things that we do not care to do. Coercion in the name of good causes is the foundation of modern tyranny.

SUBSCRIBER: Capitalism is fine for capitalists.

REPLY: There are two kinds of capitalism: Competitive capitalism and monopoly capitalism. The first is good for everyone. The second is good for only the monopolists. Incidentally, monopoly capitalism is the foundation of collectivism. All monopoly capitalists forge partnerships with government as the way in which they maintain their monopolies. They love socialism, communism, neo-conservatism, and all other variants of collectivism, as you no doubt have observed from present-day elitists, all of whom are collectivists.

SUBSCRIBER: But look what capitalists are doing in the world...buying up mineral rights and water rights and stomping on any nation that dares to nationalize their resources so they can take care of their citizens.

REPLY: These are not competitive capitalists. They are monopoly capitalists who are partners with politicians and who use government to enforce their monopolies. They hate competition. None of them seek free-enterprise competition. They are the ruling collectivists partnered with government to enforce their monopolies.

SUBSCRIBER: Social agreements do not necessarily have to be corrupt.

REPLY: Agreed. But eventually they always do become corrupt when they allow coercion for redistribution of wealth. In other words, collectivism always corrupts.

SUBSCRIBER: How about roads...should every road become a toll road?

REPLY: Not necessarily. This question tells me that you have not read my essay entitled The Chasm in which I addressed this issue in a footnote at the bottom of page 16. You will find The Chasm at the bottom of the Issues section of the Freedom Force site. Here is the link: http://www.freedom-force.org/freedom.cfm?fuseaction=issues. Thank you for your interest.

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HOW TO VIEW "THE SHOCK DOCTRINE" BY NAOMI KLEIN
Several readers have urged us to recommend a video on YouTube entitled The Shock Doctrine, narrated by Naomi Klien. I regret that I cannot endorse it because of the following reasons. Naomi dramatically and accurately describes how personal and social shock is used to condition people to accept radical change, but there are hidden messages that make this a propaganda piece for collectivism. Naomi tries to convince her audience that the Neocon version of privatization is capitalism when, in reality, it is nothing but corporate collectivism, totally dependant on government intervention and favoritism. Free markets ARE desirable but that is not what the Bush Administration pursues. This video is the kind of propaganda that can lead people to embrace Socialist and Communist versions of collectivism.

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ARE WE HEADED FOR HYPERINFLATION OR HYPERDEPLATION?
Hi Mr. Griffin,
I have seen many videos of you and want to know if you think there is going to be hyperinflation or hyperdeflation coming to the US? I am so confused right now. On one hand, I hear about hyperinflation coming like in Germany but then some analysts predict that hyperdeflation is coming instead. This reasoning is below:

Hi Albert,  I am in the deflation school. The trillions of dollars in derivatives and bad MBSs bets that will implode in the next few years will be beyond any increases to the money supply or fiscal stimulous. But, of course, I could be wrong.    best, Mike

What is your position regarding this? I respect you greatly and would like to hear what you think will most likely happen? Do you believe that the dollar will die because of hyperinflation or do you think instead that we will have hyperdeflation? Thanks!!

GEG'S REPLY:
I donít blame you for being confused. There are two opposing forces at work. (1) The Fed is pumping huge amounts of money into the economy, mostly going into the banks to bail them out from bad loans. This trend is inflationary. (2) Banks and corporations are writing off huge amounts in bad loans and accounts receivables previously carried as assets Ė and people are losing the equity in their homes. This is deflationary. It is a tug of war between these two forces. No one can tell for certain which will win out in the end, but I think the Fed will continue to pump unprecedented amounts of new money into the system because thatís what they exist for: to protect the the banks. After all, the Fed is a banking cartel, nothing more. So I am anticipating net inflation leading to destruction of the monetary system.


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