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2008 OCTOBER 25 – OCTOBER 31

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Get ready for zero interest rate on money loaned by the Fed to banks. Costs and losses will be passed on to the taxpayer through inflation. Money News 2008 Oct 30 (Cached)

Ex-Italian Minister advises putting police undercover agents into opposition groups to trick them into rioting, which will create public opinion against them and provide an excuse to beat them mercilessly. All totalitarian governments do that.
Prison Planet
2008 Oct 30 (Cached)

UK: Senior government security officer says that national ID cards to prevent terrorism are 'absolute bunkum.' London Telegraph 2008 Oct 30 (Cached)

The quoted price of gold now is a lie. No one can buy it at that price. To obtain physical delivery costs much more. Gold-Eagle 2008 Oct 29 (Cached)

          
       That's why the original Constitution did not allow
        direct election of the President. Very smart.

Hong Kong finds another batch of eggs from China laced with Melamine. Epoch times 2008 Oct 29 (Cached)

Here is a great little video that will make you realize that victory for freedom is inevitable. That's right. Inevitable! YouTube 2008 Oct 29

Australia to implement mandatory Internet censorship - to combat pornography, of course.
Herald Sun
2008 Oct 29 (Cached)

US: Carmakers struggle for survival through mergers and massive infusion of taxpayers' money.
NY Times
2008 Oct 28 (Cached)

Iraq demands all U.S. troops out by 2011, but the globalists leaders of both Republican and Democrat parties have no intention of leaving - ever. Times Online 2008 Oct 27 (Cached)

US: Rise in kidney stones seen in children. This is the first effect of Melamine in milk-based products from China, especially candy and cookies. Incredibly, this article implies that the cause is too much SALT!
NY Times
2008 Oct 27 (Cached)

Obama's birth certificate is sealed by Hawaii's Governor. Says that only Obama is entitled to a copy, which he is not requesting. Something is being hidden from the public - as usual. WND 2008 Oct 26 (Cached)

TV station tours a S. California new-home neighborhood where half the homes are in foreclosure and abandoned. Possessions people leave behind are heart breaking. KCET Posted 2008 Oct 25


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Australia: Three large banks run out of reserves and prevent depositors from accessing their money.
Business Day
2008 Oct 24 (Cached)

US: The Federal Reserve is inflating the money supply at 341% per annum. (Don't look for the decimal point.) Prices are destined to follow.
Freedom Phoenix
2008 Oct 24 (Cached)

Doctor says: "Do not use Flu Mist" because it contains 2 of 3 components needed for Bird Flu and could make you susceptible. He believes just being near someone who has used Flu Mist could be dangerous.
Rense
Posted 2008 Oct 22. (Cached)

Computer programmer explains how he was hired by a leading national politician to create software to rig computerized voting machines. Lot's of luck on election day! Brasscheck Posted 2008 Oct 22

Melamine discovered in dozens of candies and snack foods now on grocery shelves, perhaps for Halloween. Only a few brands have been checked, but here are some of them. Brasscheck Posted 2008 Oct 22

           
                        All tricks and no treats

Scientists show that the UN's prediction of harmful global warming is based on flawed computer models contrary to real scientific evidence. Well worth viewing. Brasscheck Posted 2008 Oct 22

NEW DVD: The Dangerous Servant;
A Discourse on Government
by G. Edward Griffin. For details, click this headline.
Reality Zone 2008 Oct 23

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            FROM OUR READERS
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gedward.griffin@verizon.net but please be aware that personal responses are not possible.

POSSIBLE CONNECTION BETWEEN OBAMA'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND ARNOLD THE GOVERNATOR?
Dear Mr. Griffin,
Thanks as always for your realityzone website. unfiltered news is my first stop for information. I agree with you that something is being hidden from the public vis a vis Obama's sealed birth certificate. My two cents on the subject says that he is not an American citizen qualified to be President according to the Constitution, but that seems rather obvious.

I think that the Rockefellers, et al., want him elected, and then perhaps let it be known that he has indeed not been born in America. Then they will parlay this fact into amending the Constitution so that this is not a problem.
Then the road will be paved for the Govenator Arnold to goose step us into the NWO. Of course, I hope this is not the case.
Happy Halloween,
Ryan Sparks. 2008 October 30

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IS THE AMERO COIN DISINFORMATION?
There is an e-mail circulating containing the following link, which leads to a video made by a man named Hal Turner, an ex- radio talk show host:
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1954933468700958565&hl=es
In the video Turner declares that billions of Amero coins were coined by the U.S. Government's Denver Mint, and that the Secretary of the Treasury shipped the Ameros to China. That by February the financial condition in our Republic will be such that the North American Union (the joining of Canada, US and Mexico) will come into being as a result of the “dollar” ceasing to pass as currency. That Americans will be forced to turn “dollars” in at a loss for Ameros, the currency of the NAU.
In checking out Turner’s story, it was discovered that Ameros are being coined by a private mint:
www.dc-coin.com/index.asp?Category=8&PageAction=VIEWCATS.
After going to this website, scroll down to the 20 Amero copper coin and you will see it is the one Turner is describing in his video.

It was also discovered that Turner is alleged to be an FBI operative. That he constantly advocated use of violence on his talk show, which would be one of the modus aperandi of such an operative. The following link takes you to the website that reveals the FBI allegation:
http://www.splcenter.org/blog/2008/01/11/neo-nazi-threatmaker-accused-of-working-for-fbi/

Please pass this along to prevent your fellow Americans from being victimized by this alleged agent provocateur. Beware of such e-mails; remember, under the political and financial conditions we are living, the atmosphere is ripe for disinformation. One of the uses of disinformation is for the messenger to lose credibility, and thus be neutralized.
Walter Buller, 2008 October 28

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PRIVACY AND JUSTICE IN THE DIGITAL AGE
from Jerry Day, 2008 Oct. 25
i
n Response to the letter from Ryan from Florida, 2008 October 21

Questioning the capability of digital television systems to collect personal data.
The mandated conversion of television from analog-to-digital allows government to profit from you by reselling spectrum that had been tied up in the analog system. You will pay this hidden tax as various agencies, investors and spectrum "developers" pass the costs of the spectrum commoditization and "sales" on to you.

Government will be collecting large fees for frequency spectrum that it does not own and which costs it nothing. Since government claims the authority to "regulate" spectrum, it goes one step further and claims the right to profit from it.

The private broadcast and cable television industry must spent hundreds of billions of dollars to convert the entire pipeline to very expensive digital equipment and formats so your government can make a relatively paltry and unearned spectrum sales windfall. (More)

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RESPONSE TO PICTURE OF OPEN GRAVE PAINTED ON CEILING OF SMOKERS' LOUNGE
(Last week's edition)
Hey, smoking was not such a problem for the native Americans..... they probably walked 10 miles a day and ate a much more vegetarian diet.
They gave humanity tobacco, the tomato, the potato, corn and the first democratic and representative form of government. So maybe tobacco wasn't their best contribution. But we still stole their silver and gold, which we used to set up a stable international currency.

We sure have forgotten a lot, as we can see in the news!
Wayne Gunn, 2008 October 24

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IS THERE A HIDDEN STORY BEHIND DIGITAL TV?

I frequent the Reality Zone as a reliable source of important information. Thank you for your efforts to provide this information.

I came across something that I have not seen commented on anywhere from a socio/politcal standpoint: the federally mandated transition from analog television to digital television.

I have tried to read up on why exactly this is happening, but the "why" does not seem clear. The dominant story that I get on internet searches I've done is that in digital "the picture is better." If that is the case, why is the government requiring analog to be shut off? Shouldn't they just leave it be and eventually the superior product will take hold? This is what it says on dtvtransition.org :

"Analog television service isn’t as efficient as DTV. It uses up much more valuable spectrum that - once the DTV transition is completed - will be provided to public safety organizations, such as first responders including fire and police departments. Remaining spectrum will be auctioned off for the production of new services. "

Also, from what I understand, digital television sends its information in computer bytes, unlike analog. It would stand to reason then, that the information transmitted via digital would be subject to more cyber-tracking, control, and monitoring mechanisms than analog. Is it not sort of like having radio over the airwaves versus radio on the internet? The internet is much more "trackable" by the powers that be, as opposed to the free airwaves. Anything on the internet can be tracked to an IP address and then a physical address. Could it be the same for digital television? A tool for more surveillance?

I do not know much about television or this new federal mandate which evidently will require us to purchase a "converter box" if we have old TVs. Have you heard anything about this issue, or do you know of someone who may know the repercussions of this?

Thanks.
Ryan from Florida, 2008 October 21

READER RESPONDS:

Until now, I have not given any thought to the subject "surveillance via the
TV" because of the all the advert language and related jibber-jabber.
I think I read an article about the future government spy range being
expanded to include TV a long time ago, but then it was something like
science fiction used to make another junk movie.

Now, because of computer technology, digital TV does come with better
picture quality and sound, but the price being paid here will be the spy
machine of the Feds which will keep track of your favorite channels, times,
programs and another background file that will be filled with everything
except your naked body in the shower.

Why? Political correctness, mindless brainwashing, never question your
politicians, never upbraid the banker because it's HIS money You are using.

I am switching to cable because I live in an apartment and have no other
option like a homeowner would with satelite dishes. Also the cable will
revolutionize my snail-paced operation with my otherwise fast XP program
on the outmoded dial up which prevents video and audio ops from normal
runs as that is more like a snail in the sun on frozen ground.

Peter Carminati
Bally Bay Publications, 2008 October 25

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READER THINKS GRIFFIN'S VIEWS ARE TOO EXTREME
Dear Mr. Griffin,
While browsing your website and looking at some of your excellent
articles, I read through your missive "future calling", and the creed
that you expound.

I am merely an ordinary plebeian, so I may not understand all your
sophisticated thoughts, but you seem to have become very religious
about your individualism to the point of extreme. You seem to have
lost sight that it is not a religion you are expounding which needs to
be puritanical, but what matters to people, what is workable, and what
is their need. It is a human invention, and it needs to serve human
needs. Here are just two points where your ideas become dicey. 1) A
blood family is a unit, separate from an individual, and separate from
the extrapolation of its converse to a totalitarian state as you
imagine all combines to become. While you someplace state that there
needs to be a balance and extremes are no good, you again swung back
in your creed exposition to deny any existence of any grouping, for
the abstract fear of its limit. I remain unconvinced. 2) There is no
notion of public commons. you want all things privatized and run on
market forces in true competition. Sorry - don't buy it when the
demand can be infinite on limited supply or limited ability to acquire
it, or essential services and "things" need to be held for the common
good of all the peoples, especially to meet their existential needs.
This includes air, water, electricity, money creation (that you
concede), air waves, etc. etc. You want total deregulation, and
government out of all responsibility other than the minimal ones you
list. All that too is utopia isn't it? Many things you have stated are
good, as good as apple pie. If you tone down your rigidity, which to
me, sounds almost like religion, the ideas would be more implementable
as a happy compromise of the things you have so well articulated. I
really like your clarification of the emphasis on non-coercion. That's
great. I don't like your sole emphasis on all or nothing approach
towards individuals or totalitarianism. While many arguments can be
made to show what happens in the limit - it is not the limit for which
we design the operating envelope of any system. As a system architect
in electrical engineering, I know that from my own professional system
design experience. See my patents listed on my website to verify my
credentials for what I assert if you wish. Here too, a gentle system
that does what's desired by the people for whom it derives its power
and to whom it serves, as you rightly put it, can create a balance.
Your emphasis on principles is excellent. I appreciate that very much.
While I learnt from your essay, I don't agree with its fundamental
conclusions.

Thank you.
Zahir Ebrahim, 2008, October 18

EG'S REPLY:

Hello Zahir.
I am saddened by your comments because they tell me that I was not successful in convincing you that the battle between collectivism and individualism is not subject to compromise. As I see it, in the end, only one will survive and there can be no permanent middle ground. Collectivism, like pregnancy, once begun must go to full term or be aborted. There is no such thing as a balance between pregnancy and non-pregnancy. Government power never voluntarily stops short of total.

Although my ideological beliefs are not in the same category as religious beliefs, nevertheless, I do hold them to be extremely important. They may not relate to my life in the hereafter but they do relate to my life in the here and now - which is no small matter.

I am dedicated to freedom for myself and my fellow man. If the day should come when you find yourself in abject slavery in a collectivist state, I know that you, also, will be extreme in rejecting the system that enslaves you. I think the only difference between us is that you probably don't believe it could happen to you, whereas I believe it now is too close to ignore.

Thank you for taking the time to express you view.
Ed Griffin

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ZEITGEIST ADDENDUM REJECTED, POINT-BY-POINT
by Daniel Morin, 2008 October 21

I agree entirely with Mr. Griffin regarding Zeitgeist Addendum. The first movie, Zeitgeist, is much better than its Addendum. The first part of the first movie is more a matter of opinions. The second part documents actual facts about 9/11. The third part gives a brief overview about the Federal Reserve. If I had to recommend the first movie, I would recommend only the second and third part.

After reading Mr. Griffin’s comment, I decided to watch the third part again at (More)

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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, including reader response)

 

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DANGEROUS SERVANT;
A Discourse on Government by G. Edward Griffin

“Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. It is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” – George Washington

G. Edward Griffin responds to questions from a camera crew creating a video documentary on the U.S. Constitution. He answers the most difficult questions imaginable in the fields of political and social science. The depth and clarity is amazing, especially considering he is speaking extemporaneously without script or notes. In an era when many people are just now waking up to the WHAT of current events, here are issues for the brain that go far beyond that shallow pool into the deep water of WHY and HOW. (More)


THE CREATURE FROM JEKYLL ISLAND; A SECOND LOOK AT THE FEDERAL RESERVE
by G. Edward Griffin
Where 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
This 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)

INVISIBLE BALLOTS;
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 fast! (More)

THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT GUIDE TO GLOBAL WARMING AND ENVIRONMENTALISM
Here 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

A 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)

WASHINGTON YOU'RE FIRED!
This 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 revolution. (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)

THE LATE GREAT U.S.A. The Coming Merger with Mexico and Canada. Late Great USAWhile 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. (More)
 

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