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2008 DECEMBER 27 – 2009 JANUARY 2

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US: Six states adopt new law to require anyone convicted of drunk driving to install "ignition breath-lock" devices in cars. Yahoo 2009 Jan 2 (Cached)

US gives free reign to Israeli for invasion of Gaza.
Raw Story
2009 Dec 2 (Cached)

Bank of England warns that credit will be even tighter in months ahead. Telegraph 2009 Jan 2 (Cached)

US: Now steel industry wants bailout with taxpayers' money. It's amazing how corporations line up to be taken over by government. Collectivism, once begun, always grows until it becomes total government.
Seattle Times
2009 Jan 2 (Cached)

China: Parents of children who were sickened by contaminated milk are arrested to prevent them from holding a news conference. Epoch Times 2009 Jan 1 (Cached)

UK: Brown promises to work with Obama to expand global collectivism. He hails end of "free market dogma". In truth, the world has followed the "collectivist dogma" since World War I. Now we will get even more of it. Guardian 2009 Jan 1 (Cached)

New legal challenge of Obama's eligibility to be President is based on Army officer's request to know if he must obey orders from a Commander-in-Chief who holds office in violation of the Constitution.
WND
2008 Jan 1 (Cached)

Ten most wrong predictions for 2008. Most of these "experts" are still are making predictions. Why do people listen to them? Yahoo 2008 Dec 31 (Cached)

US: Dept. of Justice prosecutes former President of Liberia for authorizing torture in his country. The prosecutors work for the BushAdministration that openly admits it authorizes the use of torture around the world. Republicrats in Congress remain silent.
Salon 2008 Dec 31 (Cached)

Israeli military patrol boats ram civilian boat attempting to deliver medical aid to Gaza; claims it did so to defend Israel against terrorists.
Brasscheck
2008 Dec 31

US: Wall Street closes out worst year since Great Depression. Reuters 2008 Dec 31 (Cached)

China: Man imprisoned for five years and has home and all property seized by government for being member of a contemplative group called Falun Gong. Epoch Times 2008 Dec 30 (Cached)

The ice in Greenland is growing deeper as the planet continues to cool. What's Up 2008 Dec 30 (Cached)

Now they want to install speed limiters in our cars - for our own good, of course. Yahoo 2008 Dec 30 (Cached)

US: Pentagon report shows that military is expecting massive civilian unrest within next 8 months. Military.com 2008 Dec 29 (Cached)

US: Fear of stricter gun-control laws under Obama causing gun sales to rise. Clarion Ledger 2008 Dec 28 (Cached)

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US: One-fourth of retail chain stores expected to go into bankruptcy in 2009.
Washington Monthly
2008 Dec 28 (Cached)

US: States in need of cash are considering selling off parks, airports, and other non-government related assets. If done on an open bid basis without crony favoritism, that would be a great step forward.
Yahoo 2008 Dec 27 (Cached)

Sun spot activity in 2008 was 2nd smallest since 1900. This correlates with recent trend of global cooling. What's Up 2008 Dec 27 (Cached)

US: Top Bush Admin. officials coming under increasingly serious threat of prosecution for war crimes. Newsweek Posted 2008 Dec 27 (Cached)

Survey shows that Americans prefer Internet over newspapers for daily news, but TV still is in top place. Yahoo Posted 2008 Dec 27 (Cached)

     

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HAL TURNER AT IT AGAIN. THIS TIME PRAISING CIVILIAN INSURRECTION
On New Year's day, a friend sent me an email containing a message from Hal Turner, a former talk-show host who, indirectly at least, is calling for insurrection against the government. After reviewing numerous serious crimes committed by the President and the President-elect, the Congress, the Federal Reserve Chairman, the Secretary of the Treasury, and Justices of the Supreme Court, Turner says:

"By themselves, any one or even two of these problems would be merely an illness that the Republic could deal with. Suffering all of these problems at the same time amounts to Cancer. A cancer that is killing our Republic.

"There are only two ways to deal with cancer: either you kill it or it kills you. As a thinking person, it ought to be plain to you at this point, what solution we have in mind and why we're telling you repeatedly, in advance, to be not afraid. We are going to do what HAS to be done. When it happens, do not be afraid. This has needed to happen for a very long time to protect this Republic and the USA will be better off once it does happen.

To those of you who are about to be dealt with, you brought this on yourselves."

MY REPLY:

Mike, be very, very careful. Turner may not be what he appears to be. There may be agent provocateurs in our midst trying to precipitate an armed revolt that, not only would be easy to put down, but would provide the usurpers with a handy excuse to declare martial law. This may happen anyway, but we don’t want to be suckered into making it easy for them.

Turner implies that there is going to be a well organized wave of citizen-led arrests and/or assassinations. Anyone who cheers such a plan could get caught in a well-laid trap designed to identify the most militant dissenters and then "disappear" them into the prison gulag.

Be very, very careful.
Ed Griffin

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HOW CAN WEB PAGES BE SAVED FOR FUTURE REFERENCE?
What do you use to grab a webpage and "archive" it? You keep a cached version of these articles on your Yahoo site, which I think is a great idea. Thanks.
Sean Ackley, 2009 Jan 1

REPLY:

In Internet Explorer, when you want to archive a web page, go to File > Save-as > and then choose the format you want. Other browsers have similar options. We prefer mht (Microsoft Hyper Text) because it saves everything in a single file, but Yahoo does not accept that, so we select html. That works OK but often the links and some of the images are lost. All you have to do is create a directory for your saved files and periodically move them to a CD or DVD for archival storage.
Ed Griffin

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COFFEE DURING PREGNANCY
I just read the article about caffeine in pregnant mice that you linked to in your latest issue of Unfiltered News. I have to say as an expectant mother who does at times indulge in coffee, the title scared me. When I read the article, though, I was somewhat relieved. The mice in the experimental group were not ingesting caffeine; it was being injected into them. There is a difference in how the body metabolizes an injected substance vs. how the body metabolizes an ingested substance that needs to be further researched before we can conclude that coffee may be bad for unborn children. I would like to see the same study repeated where the mice are eating the caffeine (it could be added to their chow) rather than getting caffeine injections. Until then, I'm not sure it's worth getting too excited. Having said that, I do believe there are other studies which show caffeine might be a risk factor in pregnancy. The pregnancy books generally recommend mothers-to-be limit their caffeine intake but outside of the Weston Price Foundation (which I actually consider to be the nutrition gold standard), I haven't seen anyone advocate for total abstinence. The Weston Price Foundation founder believes any amount of caffeine or alcohol is bad for everybody. I'm a believer in exercising moderation for those things, and even more moderation during pregnancy. Anyway, I just wanted to mention that the study's conclusions may be premature. I'm open to the possibility of that being true, but I believe they should have the mice taking caffeine the same way humans do in their next study. I suspect the impact of ingested caffeine isn't as pronounced as the impact of injected caffeine is, and it may even be undetectable. Pregnant women should definitely avoid taking caffeine injections!
Fernanda Powers, 2008 Dec 20

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Re; SOMETHING OF HISTORIC PROPORTIONS IS HAPPENING
by Tim Wood 2008 December 1

Hello Edward, Below are brief comments re your recent news letter regarding the posting by Tim Wood.

The money circulating in most countries on this planet is owned and totally controlled by the elite - the bankers and their cronies and minions. We simply rent it from them - the rent is called interest. That ownership has been sealed with the blood of Presidents. Make no mistake about it. The Federal Reserve has to tell us nothing, and there is no one who will force it to tell anything. Only the unbearable pain of total collapse will wake people up.

The Myth of German Culpability is an excellent look at the flip side of the coin. Don't forget as well, that Germany could not have gotten far in it's war efforts without an incredible amount of support from American industry and banking - Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and Prescott Bush for example.

General Motors must get special mention. GM’s wholly-owned company, Adam-Opel, during WWII, was one of Germany’s main manufacturers of tanks, trucks and bomber engines. In 1938, just months after the NAZI annexation of Austria - James Mooney (President of GM Overseas Corp) was decorated by Adolph Hitler with the highest Medal Germany could give a Foreigner - the Order of the Eagle with Cross, and in 1942, W S Knudsen (president of GM 1937 - 1940) was recognized in a special way by the U.S. Army. No he wasn’t arrested for conflict of interest or conspiring to arm the enemy, he became the first civilian to be made a U.S. Army General.

John Theobald, 2008 Dec 20

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GERMANY IN WW II - THE GLEIWITZ INCIDENT
This is in response to a letter which appeared in your edition of 12/19/08.
With regard to the claim that Germany was the innocent victim in WW II, the article by Michael Walsh repeats the old Nazi claim that Poland attacked the German radio station at Gleiwitz. A Google search turns up much evidence that this was a false flag operation, in which German convicts were dressed up in Polish uniforms and machine-gunned so that they could be photographed for propaganda purposes. Gleiwitz was the excuse for the German invasion of Poland in 1939, just as the totally imaginary Tonkin Gulf Incident was the excuse for the Vietnam War, and just as the false flag attacks of 9/11/01 were the excuse for the Neocons to mislead the U.S.A. into attacking Afghanistan and then Iraq.

For anyone not yet convinced that false flag attacks are routine in international maneuvering, I would suggest Googling "U.S.S. Liberty" and "Operation Northwoods."

Pearl Harbor falls on the cusp of this category - the Japanese really did attack, but the FDR administration forced their hand as an excuse to get into WW II.
Jim Shawvan, 2008 Dec 19

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WAS HITLER RIGHT?
Edward, I have met you, purchased and read some of your books and listened to some of your tapes. Today I read an article (in Unfiltered News) by Tim Wood 2008, Dec. 1 castigating and vilifying Hitler. I hate war as it is almost always perpetuated for the love of money and control. This latest article by Michael Walsh and Gunther Kumel in my view and research really puts the blame where it should be, on the Money Masters whom you know and have written much about. Tim's article in the realm of your Reality Zone in my opinion does not add credence to your many
publications.
Donald Neuls, 2008 Dec. 17
Regina Saskatchewan.

REPLY FROM EG:
Donald, I agree that the financial elite and collectivist political leaders in Europe and America at the time were deeply to blame for bringing on World War II, but that does not make Hitler and his collectivist regime innocent victims. The Nazis had eagerly planned for war as a means of pursuing their own agenda as well. Nevertheless, in the spirit of not censoring the news or stifling opinions that differ from ours, we are posting the link you sent that leads to the article by Michael Walsh. Reader comment is invited.
The Myth of German Culpability

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WHO SHOULD OBAMA APPOINT TO HIS CABINET?
Hello G. Edward Griffin,
I have been trying to spread the message of freedom since 9/11 but often when I tell people that the CFR and the Federal Reserve have infiltrated our government and are pursuing a globalist agenda I am met with a response that members of the CFR and Federal Reserve get cabinet positions and are appointed to positions of power because they are the most qualified to hold those positions. I am sometimes challenged with the question "who is more qualified than candidate X"?, and honestly I don't know who is more qualified. So I ask you, who are the candidates for freedom which are qualified to serve in the president-elect's cabinet that don't subscribe to a globalist agenda? Are there enough to fill a cabinet? Of course Ron Paul and Dennis Kucinic would be great choices but I am looking for other not-so-obvious picks.

Thanks,
Don Kiter, 2008 Dec 12

REPLY:

Hello Don.
The question is loaded. It implies that selecting the most qualified candidates will make a difference. In the real world of politics, by the time candidates are available for choosing, the game is already over. The real action goes on every day all year long within the political parties, the media, the educational system, and all other power centers of society. There are few freedom-qualified candidates for office or appointment, because the channels of selection are in the hands of collectivists. Even Kucinich is a collectivist, although not a globalist.

Unless the stranglehold of collectivism is broken, nothing will change. That’s why Freedom Force is focused on gaining influence in the power centers and is not trying to generate support for the least ill-qualified of the existing appointees. It’s the same dead-end game as voting for the lesser of two evils. We lose no matter who is selected.

Ron Paul would never be appointed and could not serve if he were. Cabinet members, regardless of their personal convictions, will follow the CFR agenda or be expelled.
Ed Griffin
 

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