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2008 MAY 16 – MAY 23

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US: 58,000 soldiers have been forced to serve longer than their agreed enlistment as army struggles to keep numbers high. Raw Story 2008 May 23 (Cached)

Top virologist says AIDS is not caused by HIV but by drugs, including those used to treat AIDS patients. The treatment creates the disease. One of the biggest scams of history! Brasscheck Posted 2008 May 22

Amateur video captures amazing contest between water buffalo, lions, and alligator. An animal version of the Ron Paul Revolution!
Google video
Posted 2008 May 22

US: Public awareness of harm from Mercury amalgam fillings is growing as FDA comes under pressure of law suits. Natural News 2008 May 22 (Cached)

As dollar shrinks in value, crude oil passes $133 per barrel. Analysts predict $200 in near future. This will impact all prices as hyperinflation nears.
IHT
2008 May 21 (Cached)

Easy conversion of hydrogen from organic matter discovered by researchers. Natural News 2008 May 21 (Cached)

Spanish contractor wins bid to operate Pennsylvania Turnpike. Not final yet, but U.S. is losing control over its infrastructure. Philly.com 2008 May 19 (Cached)

Google discloses to Indian police the identity of an Internet customer who was rude to a politician - leading to the man's arrest. In the name of obeying the law, Google will always cooperate with tyrannical governments. Register 2008 May 19 (Cached)

US: Carlyle Investment Group buys one of America's largest private intelligence armies. Democracy Now 2008 May 19 (Cached)

Dutch government bans electronic voting.
IDG News
2008 May 18 (Cached)

Warning! Using cell phone when pregnant mar damage your baby. Independent 2008 May 18 (Cached)

After illegally spying on Americans, Verizon and AT&T are awarded large contracts from government to do more of the same. WordPress 2008 May 17 (Cached)

US: Senate votes to roll back FCC rule that allows single company to own print and electronic media outlets in same community. Yahoo 2008 May 16 (Cached)


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US: Former Attorney General testifies that government is planning on martial law and has a secret list of citizens to be picked up and placed into detention centers. Radar Posted 2008 May 16 (Cached)

Report shows that Pentagon has used covert control over U.S. media to plant pro-war propaganda disguised as news  analysis more than 4,500 times. Media Matters Posted 2008 May 16 (Cached)

US: Documents show that when Rumsfeld was Secretary of Defense he commented on lack of public support for war in Middle East and then theorized that "the correction for that" would be another terrorist attack. Huffington Post Posted 2008 May 16 (Cached)

Harmful gasses found to be coming from flame retardant on electronic components in TV sets. Keep them well dusted. Seattle Times Posted 2008 May 16 (Cached)

Minnesota says no to Real ID.
KSTP
Posted 2008 May 16 (Cached)

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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

RON PAUL WRITE-IN CAMPAIGN?
As Ron Paul will most likely not win at the convention, let's start a blog campaign to encourage all liberty minded individuals to write in Ron Paul on voting day. A proposed advertisement might read:

Vote for Liberty - Stop Tyranny
Write In RON PAUL !!!
Together WE CAN change Washington !!!

I will be writing in Ron Paul. I can no longer vote for more of the same from either party. Just a few ideas.
Sincerely, John Sambdman

ARE CORPORATIONS INTRINSICALLY EVIL?

There is a central issue which, in my opinion, is perhaps the single most important issue which divides those on the 'left' from those on the 'right' and needs desperately to be analyzed and addressed. This is the matter of state-granted corporate privileges.

Many on the left, who might otherwise join with us in opposition to unlawful tyranny by the state, advocate 'democracy' or 'socialism' (i.e., collectivism) because they see this as necessary to restrain or abolish 'capitalistic' abuses of power, deriving from the privileges that corporations enjoy but individuals do not: namely, limited liability.

What is your position on corporate 'limited liability' priveleges, which is the essential feature of the corporation? I am surprised that you seem not to have written about this yet. Isn't the limited liability corporation, by nature, antithetical to the ideals of individualism, which you tirelessly promote? Isn't corporatism the essential flaw of US government which has resulted in a collectivist government and political favoritism giving corporations unfair advantages over individuals and small businesses - 'competitors'?

REPLY FROM GEG: Our friends on the Left do, indeed, equate corporatism with capitalism and injustice, and they tend to think that the way to offset the injustices of corporatism is to have a strong government, theoretically responsive to the will of the people. What they fail to see is that big government is very similar to corporatism and, especially in recent times, it is obvious that there is a merger of the two. Why? because they are the same snakes under the skin. Every one of the obnoxious effects of corporatism can be found in big government, and it is most naive to think that it can ever be otherwise.

Governments and corporations are neither good nor evil by themselves. They can serve man well or be a huge disservice depending entirely on the terms of their charters and the character of those who direct them. Private entrepreneurs, partnerships, and associations have exactly the same capacity for good or evil. Corporations become evil when they acquire political favoritism giving them unfair advantages over competitors and legal immunity from crimes - but exactly the same thing happens with politically connected individuals, partnerships, and associations.

There is, however, one characteristic of corporations and governments that has led to widespread corruption and injustice. It is the fact that their officers and managers usually are protected from personal liability for their official acts. When crimes are committed by corporations and government agencies, the courts hand down judgments to compensate the victims or to punish the perpetrators, and many people cheer the outcome; but they fail to realize that the real perpetrators get off Scot free. The real perpetrators are people, not organizations. They are the leaders and managers who make the decisions and execute the criminal actions. Yet, the fines are not paid by them at all. When crimes are committed by people in government, the fines are passed on to taxpayers. When crimes are committed by people in corporations, the fines are passed on to stockholders. In both cases, the innocent are punished and the guilty are spared.

This is the root of great evil. If corporate and government officers were held personally responsible for their actions, even when discharging their official duties, most abuses would come to a halt. The problem is not that corporations and governments are intrinsically evil. It is that present laws enable people within those structures to escape liability for their actions.

It can be argued that taxpayers and stockholders should be liable for the actions of those whom they elect, that they should monitor them and make sure they perform their duties properly. Such an argument, however, is not realistic. Those who lead organizations usually can conceal or misrepresent their actions for long periods of time. Average voters and stockholders have little chance of discovering their wrongdoing until it is too late. Fortunately, in a sane world it would not be necessary for them to do so. If wrongdoing among executives were not protected by limited-liability laws, few problems would arise from that sector. In other words, if office-holders were held personally responsible for their acts on behalf of the organizations they serve, the level of corruption and crime committed by corporations and governments would be identical to the level committed by individuals acting outside corporations and governments; which is to say that it would me minimal.

In summary: Governments and corporations intrinsically are neither good nor evil. What makes them so is the character of the people who direct them. If laws did not grant personal immunity from their acts, the likelihood of corruption and crime in governments and corporations would be no greater than found in any other segment of society. We must focus on the underlying principle: To treat executives of government and corporations differently from all others is contrary to the “Equality-Under-Law” provision of The Creed of Freedom. Follow the Creed, and it will make no difference what organizational structures we choose for our convenience.

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 don’t 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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This seminar was conducted by Mary Tocco, an educator on natural health with special expertise in the side effects of vaccines. Her presentation has been seen by over 100,000 people and voted by viewers across the country as #1 on this topic. She has packed 27 years of personal research into just three hours, and you will be glued to your TV screen every minute of the way. Drawing on scientific documents from government agencies and university laboratories, she identifies the toxic components of vaccines, how they are related to autism and other childhood disorders, how vaccines interfere with the development of a normal immune system, and how infectious childhood diseases had all but disappeared BEFORE vaccines were introduced as a result of improved sanitation and nutrition. Protect your children from this fraud. Get the facts before you make the vaccine decision. (More)

THE FUTURE OF FOOD:
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This documentary is an investigation into unlabeled, genetically engineered foods that have quietly filled our grocery stores for the past decade. It gives voice to farmers who are under attack by the corporations that have created this technology. It shows the grim health implications for an unsus-pecting population and reveals how multinational corporations are seeking to control the world's food system. (More)

WASHINGTON YOU'RE FIRED!
This documentary focuses on the growing police state in America and shows how the Bill of Rights and the Constitution literally have been cancelled by recent legislation and executive orders. With the next crisis, the President will have power to confiscate all private property including homes, cars, and money; all commercial property; all means of transportation; and can round us up into work brigades. Anyone who criticizes can be imprisoned without legal defense. Presidents now have more dictatorial power than King George had when Americans fought the Revolutionary War to rid themselves of him. This program includes a plan for restoring the Constitution without armed revolution. (More)

STALIN, MAN OF STEEL.

This History Channel documentary is more than just a biography of one of the world’s most notorious dictators and mass killers. It shows how, in spite of incredible crimes against his own people, Stalin was hero worshiped by them. This was possible because the masses were easily moved in time of crisis into viewing him as the embodiment of their nation, and loyalty to country became blurred with loyalty to leader. Vital lessons for today. (More)

UN-COUNTED
The New Math of American Elections

This documentary shows how the elections of 2004 and 2006 were stolen and who did it. This is not a conspiracy theory. It’s the real thing! The people who perpetrated this fraud remain in place to do the same thing in 2008 – and every election thereafter. This has nothing to do with Republicans vs. Democrats. It is about controlling the electoral process so that the common citizen will never be able to break the grip of those who control both major parties. This grip CAN be broken, but only if more Americans become aware that it exists. That’s where you come in. Acquire this video and show it to your friends. (More)

STOP AMERICA'S #1 KILLER!
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SPOOKS, HOODS, & THE HIDDEN ELITE; Testimony of Chauncey Holt, member of the JFK assassination team.
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FILES ON JFK: The confession of James Files, the man who shot Kennedy.
Late Great USA
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DECEPTION WAS MY JOB
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Deception Was My Job

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