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Switzerland: Government uses taxpayer's funds to bail
out UBS and Credit Suisse, the country's two largest banks, and takes 10%
ownership of them. Guardian 2008 Oct 16 (Cached)
Paris to quadruple number of surveillance cameras to
watch people in public places - to protect against crime, of course.
Telegraph 2008 Oct 16 (Cached)
New Jersey: Parents outraged over mandatory flu shots
for children in pre-school and day-care. Demand freedom-of-choice.
My Way 2008 Oct 16 (Cached)
Marxist/Leninist Hugo Chavez says: "Comrade Bush is to
the Left of me now." Actually, there never is much difference between
collectivists, either Left or Right. Herald Sun 2008
Oct 16 (Cached)
Global leaders use financial crisis to call for summit
meeting to expand international financial power. Here it comes!
Prison Planet 2008 Oct 16 (Cached)
American kids are the most medicated in the world -
3 times more so that in Europe - and we think Europe is excessive.
Mercola 2008 Oct 16 (Cached)
next generation." A poignant musical video to share with your friends.
BreakTheMatrix, 2008 Oct 15
US: Fund that insures pension programs is billions
short of cash and now is in line for next huge bailout at taxpayer's
expense. Univ. Il 2008 Oct 15 (Cached)
Russia: Run on Globex Bank leads to denying depositors
from withdrawing their money. Other banks on the brink of same action.
Financial Times 2008 Oct 15 (Cached)
Scientists Challenge UK Govt. Climate Committee to
'Drop flawed science and Climate Change millstone - Save the economy'.
CO2skeptics 2008 Oct 15 (Cached)
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Iceland faces financial crisis. Slashes interest rates
to stimulate expansion of money supply and turns to Russia for massive
loans. Reuters 2008 Oct 15 (Cached)
US: Bailout morphs into government ownership of banks.
That's the end game of collectivism. Yahoo 2008
October 14 (Cached)
GM announces it will hasten factory closings and lay
off more thousands of workers a few days before Christmas.
Detroit Free Press 2008 Oct 14 (Cached)
UAE: Dubai facing unprecedented financial drain and
may need loans from Abu Dhabi. Both are state-owned investment
conglomerates. Previous investments have severely dropped in value.
Bloomberg 2008 Oct 13 (Cached)
All that money you lost - where did it go? Did it just
vanish into thin air or did someone get it?
MSNBC 2008 Oct 11 (Cached)
US: Space-satellite spy program begins. Technology
tracks humans by heat signatures even within buildings. Privacy is not an
issue. Inteldaily 2008 Oct 11 (Cached)
Bankers launch "Get Smart about Credit" program for
high school students. What irony! Credit predators teaching kids how to
resist their temptations. Like the booze industry telling kids to drink
ABA Posted 2008 Oct 11 (Cached)
Former Governor of Minnesota tells how CIA agents
operate inside state governments. Not sure about Jesse Ventura's political
ideology, but his testimony is fascinating. Brasscheck
2008 Oct 11
Study finds link between plastics in food containers
and Diabetes and heart disease. NPR Posted 2008 Oct 11
Democrat attorney who is suing Obama to produce his
U.S. birth certificate tells why he is sure it doesn't exist. This is NOT a
plug for McCain. Both are on the same collectivist team.
YouTube Posted 2008 Oct 11
Germany: Gold runs out as demand vastly exceeds
supply. Same in U.S. and other countries. If you buy gold, do not accept
paper contracts. Physical possession is king. This Is
London Posted 2008 Oct 11 (Cached)
ARE PEOPLE LIKE DONKEYS?
Commentary by Ed Griffin
As many of you know, I am assembling material for my
next book, The Freedom Manifesto. Much of what has been published
on the Freedom Force web site will be included in that work. I just added a
paragraph that I want to publish here rather than wait for it to be
discovered by those who avidly read new additions to the Freedom Force site.
I hope you resonate with this thought.
We are attracted to the concept that a Divine Force compels us to resist
evil and fight against collectivism. But we challenge that idea with the
question: Why has the Divine allowed so much suffering and chaos and death
A possible answer is found in the story of the man with a donkey who
occasionally hit the animal over the head with a club. When asked why he did
this, he responded: “Donkeys are stupid and stubborn. If you want them to do
something, first, you have to get their attention.”
Perhaps that is the story of mankind. If you want to reach those who are
focused on luxury and material pleasures, first you have to get their
FROM OUR READERS
WHICH WILL IT BE: INFLATION OR DEFLATION?
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Hi, Mr. Griffin - big fan of yours and "The Creature" as well. Will be
ordering another copy for a friend's birthday soon. I have question I
haven't heard anyone in the mainstream or alternative media address:
If the Fed is flooding the economy with billions or trillions of new dollars
to attempt to fix the current crisis BUT trillions have been wiped out of
the value of the stock market, could the situation be a "wash" or at least
ameliorated? Are the fears of hyperinflation thus overblown in light of the
stock market meltdown?
Any insight will be appreciated, either in an Email to me or in the
newsletter. Thank you.
You are correct, Jim. Vast amounts of money are going out of existence at
the same time new money is coming into existence. That is one of the reasons
hyperinflation hasn't hit yet. Which force will win out? My feeling is that
the people in control will just keep pumping so much money in that,
eventually, the new supply will exceed the old. As long as these people are
running things, inflation is in our future.
Even though prices may not be rising as fast as they would otherwise, I
expect there will continue to be a disparity between expense sectors. For
example, bubble sectors of the past, such as real estate and stocks, will
continue to drop until they get to where they should have been all along
while things like food and transportation and just about everything else
will rise. Once real estate and stocks reach their realistic level (if they
ever are allowed to) then they, too, will rise along with everything else in
response to inflation.
Another phenomenon to watch for is that those losing value from homes,
retirement funds, lost jobs, and the like are mostly in the middle class
while those gaining from the inflow of fresh money are financiers, military
contractors, and others close to government and banking. That represents a
massive redistribution of wealth from the middle to the wealthy class.
There is a lot more going on out there than meets the eye.
"IF I WAS A TERRORIST," A SONG TO MAKE YOU THINK
Here's a provocative original song from David-Earl, 2008 Oct 11.
THE PROFIT MOTIVE HAS GOT TO GO
Comments by Dustin Archer - in defense of Zeitgeist Addendum
2008 October 13
Greetings, I am an avid support of Freedom Force and a reader of The
Creature from Jekyll Island. I am also a huge proponent of the world
envisioned in Zeitgeist Addendum.
It is my hope that those statements do not dissuade you from reading the
content of this message, as I am deeply curious if you understand the
underlying issues and if I will be able to continue to associate myself with
your organization in the future.
While I do not disagree with many of your claims and I understand the
failures in the Addendum, the main overall argument must be refuted.
You [Mr. Griffin] are a man who believes in the profit motive, and thus your
natural inclination is to defend that ideology, even it it is outdated. I
challenge you to sufficiently dispute the fact that seeking profit results
in exploitation of both the people of the world as well as destruction of
the worlds resources. No matter how individualist-based a world we live in,
there will still be a great deal of wealth stratification that will not go
away. This results from education, access to technology, etc. (More)
MORE ON NAOMI WOLF
On October 8 I received an email from an activist friend who was
distributing Naomi Wolf's essays on her so-called battle plan to save
America. This was my reply:
Much of what Wolf says is true, but she is a collectivist, a Rhodes Scholar,
an admiring friend of the Clintons, a supporter of Obama, a promoter of
Left-wing organizations, and a pied piper for the Democrat Party. Her
so-called battle plan is to use justified anger at current Republican
Leaders to continue the same elitist control under Democrats. Get it? The
ploy is spelled F A L S E L E A D E R S H I P.
STOCK MARKET EXPLAINED IN ONE EASY LESSON
Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers
that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.
The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the
forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as
supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further
announced that he would now buy at $20.
This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys
again. Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going
back to their farms.
The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little
that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch it! The man
now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since he had to go
to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on his behalf.
In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers. 'Look at all
these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them
to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to
him for $50 each.'
The villagers rounded up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys.
Then they never saw the man nor his assistant ever again, only monkeys
Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.
From Nance. email@example.com
, 2008 Oct 5
HOW CAN BANKS BE IN TROUBLE WHEN THEY CREATE MONEY OUT OF NOTHING?
Dear Mr. Griffin
I hope you are doing well. I have a question and I greatly appreciate you
taking the time to help me. It, of course, concerns the big topic today, the
Of all of the commentaries I have read, I haven’t seen anything on how this
mess relates to fractional reserve banking. I am just a novice, having read
your books and listened to your audiotapes. But something just sticks in my
craw, if you know what I mean. That is, with the leverage of fractional
reserve banking, how can these investment and commercial banks be, according
to their records, in such bad shape?
if a third of their mortgage-backed securities go bad and become
non-performing assets, they still have 2/3’s of their assets performing.
These assets are still producing a considerable amount of revenue. To me,
that should be more than enough to pay their obligations. The banks claim
that their balance sheets are in bad shape because of these toxic mortgaged
back loans. They claim they are about broke; yet, their cash flow should
still be very significant from the rest of their performing assets. Just not
as much as before. Am I getting close to figuring these guys out? I would
appreciate any comment you might have on my thoughts.
Rick Taylor, 2008 Oct 8
I regret that I do not have time to answer your excellent question in great
depth, but part of the answer can be found
The other part is that, in addition to the fractional-reserve issue, banks
recently have been going even further by creating/lending more money than
the real value of the underlying collateral. In a way, you might call this
hyper fractional-reserve banking. So, when borrowers default, banks are
unable to liquidate their collateral for enough to cover the loans. It is
true that they should still do OK if only a small percentage of these loans
defaulted at one time, but the trend of late is for a large proportion to do
so, and massive write-offs from assets on the balance sheet have put many
banks into a position where they no longer have the liquid capital to pay
salaries and overhead and continue in business. Modern banks have a lot of
Even though the money they created for loans was from thin air,
nevertheless, it went into the economy. Eventually, that money is supposed
to return to the banks when loans are paid off and, at that point, it would
disappear back into the computer chips from which it came. Normally, this is
no problem, because borrowers eventually returns this money plus interest;
but, when loans are written off as bad debts, the borrowers do NOT return
that money into the bank, and the bank has to cover the losses from the
asset column of their books, which means that it is paid back by bank
stockholders in the form of a loss in the equity value of their stock. So,
when the Fed pumps money into the banks to give them “liquidity,” as they
like to call it, what it really is doing is taking it from taxpayers in the
form of inflation, allowing the fraud to continue a little longer, and
protecting bank shareholders from severe loss. It is a rescue plan, all
right, but it is a rescue of the politically connected financiers and
investors, not the common man.
Thanks for writing.
ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM - A CRITICAL REVIEW
Hello Mr. Griffin.
I'm sure you have heard of the popular movie on the internet, Zeitgeist.
It had three separate parts about Christianity being fake, the Federal
Reserve being a conspiracy and bad, and that the government was involved in
9/11. Well the sequel just came out, Zeitgeist Addendum, and it seems very
dangerous. This movie screams controlled opposition/false solution
propaganda more than anything I have ever seen.
The movie starts off with why the Federal Reserve is bad. It seems to latch
onto valid concerns that the freedom movement/Ron Paul supporters have been
worried about. But its solution is really, really bad and is already sending
a lot of people in the wrong direction. It goes on to say that money is evil
and has caused every problem in the world. If only we abolished all money
and private property everything would be great. All resources should
collectively belong to all humans of the world. Intelligent management of
resources and technology could allow everyone to be free. The world would
turn into some utopia. All crime would go away and greed and corruption
would go away. We should be a one world community. It even specifically says
that voting for liberty candidates like Ron Paul is the wrong thing to do. I
guess we should give up all hope and let bad politicians do whatever they
want to us.
It is full of doublespeak, wild assumptions, and crazy socialist propaganda.
It also put in more about how religion is bad. I am convinced this thing was
specifically made to stop the liberty movement from achieving anything. It
puts in just enough truths that we believe in to trick people into following
the wrong path.
I think statements about what is wrong with this film from liberty
organizations like Freedom Force International would do a lot of good and
would prevent some people from going in the wrong direction. Some people
might think the best idea is to just ignore it and it will go away. But it
appears to be incredibly popular online and gaining support. Even the most
popular Ron Paul website posted the video. And the most popular Ron Paul
message board has three threads with hundreds of posts talking about it.
is the video link.
Jonathan, 2008 Oct 6
REPLY FROM EG:
Jonathan, I don't like to criticize anything that is helping to spread the
truth about the Federal Reserve and 9/11 but I must agree with the substance
of what you have said about this video. I watched it two nights ago and was
deeply disturbed by its message. At first, I thought it would be best to
just let it play itself out in expectation that most viewers would cross it
off as whacky. However, the production value is high, the effects and sound
score are compelling, and there is enough truth embedded in the beginning to
capture the attention and possibly the trust of many within the freedom
movement. So here are comments on my items of concern: (More)
NAOMI WOLF, PLAN TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC?
We've not watched a YouTube video in several months. But we watched this one
... because it was recommended by a good and respected friend. Naomi Wolf is
a very courageous woman.
She has a plan to save the country NOW. Please help as many of your friends
as possible to view this video and forward the link to THEIR friends..
--bob & lou, 2008 Oct 6.
Naomi Wolf, a Rhodes Scholar, does NOT have a plan to save the American
Republic but to lead people into rebellion. That will provide an excuse for
martial law and prison camps, which is exactly what the elitists now want.
She is eloquent in exposing the corruption of Republicans but is a supporter
of the Democrat Party (NOT the solution) and offers false leadership. She
implies that Obama would be better than Bush. Listen carefully to her
so-called “solution”. When will Americans stop being suckered into following
false leaders and playing the rigged political party game?
Hello Mr. Griffin,
Thanks very much for sending this. I hadn't made the connection you
made--that arresting members of the Executive Branch for fascist behaviors,
would trigger a clamp-down. Of course, it makes sense. The presence of
standing military here, and the apparent threats of martial law (to the
legislators), are worrisome signals re: readiness to suppress.
As for Wolf's allegiance to the Democrats, well, I've honestly felt
bewildered as to how such a brilliant woman could still see politics so
naively. There is a wall somewhere inside her mind, and I hope more truth
can pervade it soon. [On one You-Tube video, where she answers questions
from the audience, she praises the Clintons, calls them her friends, and
says they are just like "you and me." (Gulp!) As I wrote at the conclusion
of my viewer comment, "Naomi Wolf, you are a heartbreaker."]
I relish your newsletter, and am always happy to see it show up in my "in"
box. I feel privileged to be able to tell you this directly, too.
Lee, 2008 Oct 8
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THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND; A SECOND LOOK AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE
by G. Edward Griffin
does money come from? Where does it go? Who makes it? The money magician's
secrets are unveiled. Here is a close look at their mirrors and smoke
machines, the pulleys, cogs, and wheels that create the grand illusion
called money. A boring subject? Just wait. You'll be hooked in five minutes.
It reads like a detective story – which it really is, but it's all true.
This book is about the most blatant scam of history. (More)
THE FEDERAL RESERVE
A Discourse by G. Edward Griffin
The author of The Creature from Jekyll Island; A Second Look at the
Federal Reserve adresses such issues as: Who created the Fed?
How is money created?
What impact has this had on the American Dollar?
Should our currency be backed by gold or silver?
Where does government get most of its funding?
Why do bankers get away with it?
What might happen if we continue on our current path?
What might come from a return to constitutional money? (More)
FIAT EMPIRE; The Federal Reserve vs. The Constitution
documentary shows how the Federal Reserve creates inflation, destabilizes
the economy, causes wars, and enriches financial elitists at the expense of
the common man. You will learn that the Fed is not a government agency but a
banking cartel, and you will understand why many Americans view it as a
sophisticated form of organized crime. (More)
A Temptation for Electronic Vote
Fraud. Governments are installing
computerized voting systems with no paper record to verify accuracy.
Elections will be controlled by companies that do not allow voters to
inspect their software. If vote counting becomes privatized, there may be no
way to get it back. High-tech vote fraud is already a reality. If you value
your vote, you absolutely must get this information to your friends – and
THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO GLOBAL WARMING AND ENVIRONMENTALISM
is scientific proof that: the Earth often has been hotter than it is now;
only a tiny portion of green-house gases are man-made; most of Antarctica
now is getting colder; the media only recently abandoned the global
"cooling” scare; and more. These facts counter the global-warming junk
science that is scaring people into meekly accepting more government. (More)
TORTURED IN RED CHINA
The Persecution of Falun Gong
The Testimony of Charles Lee
Dr. Charles Lee is one of the few political prisoners held in Chinese
prisons who has survived to tell about it. After receiving a medical degree
in China, he came to the U.S. in 1991 for graduate study and soon thereafter
became an American citizen. In 2003 he returned to China to proclaim the
truth about government persecution of Falun Gong, a non-violent, spiritual
movement dedicated to “Truthfulness, Compassion and Forbearance”. He was
arrested and sentenced to 3 years in prison where he was beaten, force-fed,
and tortured, which he describes in gruesome detail in this video interview
by G. Edward Griffin. On January 21, 2006, Charles was released and returned
to San Francisco. Now he is a leader in the movement that has motivated
millions of members of the Chinese Communist Party to resign. (More)
HEALTH MYTHS EXPOSED
former drug-design chemist confronts ten myths that prop up a sick
health-care industry. He shows that FDA-approved drugs are NOT safe and
effective, pharmaceutical drugs do NOT improve the quality of life,
cholesterol is NOT bad for you, and other myths. There is a surprising bonus
in the section on the real cause of obesity and why dieting and appetite
suppressants usually don’t work – and the author shows what does. That
section alone is worth the price. (More)
documentary focuses on the growing police state in America and shows how the
Bill of Rights and the Consti-tution 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 them-selves of him.
This program includes a plan for restoring the Constitution without armed
The New Math of American Elections.
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)
THE LATE GREAT U.S.A. The Coming Merger
with Mexico and Canada.
many people are still clinging to the belief that The U.S.will
never give up its sovereignty, the process already is far advanced. This
is not just a super highway between Mexico and Canada, but a total
political, economic, and military merger into what will be called the
North American Union, identical to the creation of the EU. Here are the
chilling details of a plan being implemented largely behind closed doors
by global elitists to terminate
the United States.
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