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2009 JANUARY 17 – JANUARY 23

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To uphold and defend the what?

Obama signs order to close Guantanamo prison within one year. No mention of whether prisoners will be released or merely moved to another prison.
Press TV 2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

UN may prosecute Bush and Cheney for war crimes regardless of action by U.S. courts.
Raw Story
2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

Obama announces program to cut CO2 by 80%, which can be done only by crippling what is left of American production and jobs. Then he will hire the unemployed for so-called green projects. See where this is headed? Prison Planet 2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

New poll shows global warming is dead last on the list of policy priorities. It's about time, but it shouldn't be on the list at all because it's a politically inspired myth. People Press 2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

Sony warns of $2.9 billion loss as electronic sales drop worldwide. Register 2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

Microsoft cuts 5000 jobs as software sales drop. Bloomberg 2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

US: Nominee for Intelligence chief vows not to make any "illegal" surveillances. However, recent laws make most wire taps quite legal, so no significant change is expected. But it sounds good.
2009 Jan 22 (Cached)

China: Government censors Obama's inaugural speech when he criticized communism and regimes that silence dissent. Washington Post 2009 Jan 21 (Cached)

Holland: Legislator is put on trial for making strong anti-Islamic statements. We may condemn his sentiments, but he should be free to express them. So-called hate-speech laws are deadly to freedom.
2009 Jan 21 (Cached)

US: Supreme Court overturns law to ban web porn. This is reversal of government expansion, always in name of fighting crime or porn or drugs or terrorism or other object of fear. CNET 2009 Jan 21 (Cached)

Mexico slips deeper into corruption and drug-gang control. Tourism all but stopped. Revolution may be next. American Chronicle 2009 Jan 20 (Cached)

Constitutional eligibility for Obama to be President is being contested on three fronts. WND 2009 Jan 19 (Cached)

US: Bush commutes sentences of two border guards who had been imprisoned for shooting a Mexican drug runner in the buttocks. Fox 2009 Jan 19 (Cached)

Pentagon investigates itself on charges of using propaganda against Americans and finds itself not guilty. Crooks and Liars 2009 Jan 19 (Cached)

New technology allows others to read your mind - simple thoughts and images now, but complex thoughts and intentions very soon.
60 Minutes
Posted 2009 Jan 17 (Cached)

California Comptroller announces a stop to payments of tax refunds and welfare checks because state has run out of money. LATimes 2009 Jan 17 (Cached)

Kissinger calls for continued building of New World Order under Obama. Sees financial crisis as a great opportunity to accomplish that by subordinating U.S. to needs of other countries.
Posted 2009 Jan 18 (Cached)

China: Government increases security forces in anticipation of mass civilian unrest.
Epoch Times
Posted 2009 Jan 18 (Cached)

White phosphorous bombs being used against civilians in Gaza in violation of international law. Here's the proof. Brasscheck Posted 2009 Jan 18

US: Investigators uncover evidence that government bank regulators helped them cook their books to conceal truth from the public. ABC Posted 2009 Jan 18 (Cached)



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Brieuc G. from Copenhagen, Denmark writes:

I just watched this 6-part video on YouTube by Johan Norberg. Essentially its aim is to expose fallacies in the anti-globalization argument. I am not sure whether you will endorse it or not, but I found it honest and useful. I would be grateful to hear your opinion (especially if you feel it is in some way deceptive.)
Kind regards,
Brieuc, 2009 Jan 22

Briefly stated, my analysis is that this film is a mixture of truth and misdirection. Globalization, per se, is neither good nor bad. The real issue, skipped over by this video, is what KIND of globalization. My concern with globalization is that the way it is unfolding today is leading into a global totalitarian system. Theoretically, nationalism could also lead in the same direction – and, in fact, is doing so in many places. The issue is not globalization vs. nationalism but what KIND of a world are we heading into. Will it be one of freedom or one of feudalism?
My analysis of the ant-globalization movement is that it is largely misdirected. Instead of protesting the growth of government, the protestors usually demand more government. They want MORE subsidies, more regulations, more redistribution of wealth, more collectivism. We are being given a false choice between the anti-globalist useful idiots and the globalist totalitarians. I think they are basically on the same side. I do not wish to participate in that losing game.

Thanks for sending this.


Commentary by Robert Singer, 2009 Jan 21

It is an understatement to say we are experiencing an unprecedented financial crisis along with our world-wide environmental crisis. Neither crisis needs an Austrian economist to explain it. We live in a consumer society and consumers “use things up.” In recent history, this useless, toxic “stuff” comes from China, and this sad state of affairs is so simple to understand that even a child can follow. Just watch the, “Story of Stuff,” a web-based documentary about the dark underside of consumption.

Our consumer society didn't just happen, it was planned. Not in the 20th or 21st centuries, but in the 19th century by the Skull and Bones secret society. Skull and Bones, a branch of the Bavarian Illuminati, was founded by William Huntington Russell and fellow classmate Alphonso Taft at Yale University in 1832. (More)


"A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced because they love their servitude. To make them love it is the task assigned ... to ministries of propaganda, newspaper editors and school teachers."


Mr. Griffin,
I just received the latest Unfiltered News, and read the correspondence between a reader and you regarding the source of morality and 'right and wrong'. I too have struggled with this and I have come to the firm conclusion that all sources of good and evil come from the value placed on human life. It has always seemed to me that the "if there is no God then there cannot be good and evil" argument is full of holes. For one example, if a religious text dictated that the first born should be murdered in the cradle, would it be right? Of course not. But the reason I can say that it would not be right is because of the value I place on human life. If we break down all of the moral values held by libertarians, whether it be freedom of speech, freedom to own property, and freedom of choice among products, the core similarity is the value placed on the human life, and the dignity granted to each living being because they are human. If we value life over death, freedom over slavery, sound money and low taxes over a welfare state, we are doing so, not because God exists or not, but because we hold human life as the standard of all values. Murder of an innocent person is murder, regardless of whether God exists. Why is it wrong? Because the innocent person's life was taken from him/her, because of the value implicitly placed on life. Governments are no exception, murder on a mass scale is still murder, even if everyone calls it 'war'. I firmly reject the notion that 'might makes right', and that the perpetrators should still be held accountable by fellow human beings, who are capable of understanding the morality behind the value of human life.

Thank you for listening to my humble reply.
-Sincerely, Shane Smith, 2009 Jan 18


Your link [in the Jan 16 issue] to the BBC News article on Gaza deaths and injuries wrongly states that 13 Israelis have been killed by Hamas rockets. Actually, 9 of those deaths were from combat in Gaza. Only 4 Israeli deaths are allegedly from Hamas rockets.

I say allegedly only because I'm not convinced that Hamas is firing the rockets. Same for the recent rockets fired from Lebanon, where the media claims it's Hezbollah. In fact, the Lebanese cabinet member representing Hezbollah has denied that they were responsible for those rockets.

The rockets fired from Gaza and Lebanon could be Mossad's way of developing and maintaining the phony pretext Israel needed.
Dwight, 2009 Jan 17


from Alan Brockway, 2009 Jan 16

For many, the Israel-Arab conflict is so emotionally charged that some pro-sovereignty laymen are silently suggesting a form of global response due to the sad images on television. I have no doubt that the "live and let live" policy many of us try to adhere to is difficult to stomach when one sovereign body chooses to not let another live, yet going so far as to suggest an international police action is not going to gain my support - and I believe we can help reframe the issue away from a globalist solution. Eliminating all foreign support (aka- taxpayer rape) is much better to focus upon than, as some in the liberty community are calling for, a globalist / multinational / empirical response to such an emotive issue.

I suggest, when you hear your liberty minded buddies fired up about the Gaza fighting (be it for one side or the other), be sure to help them adjust the perspective towards non-governmental intervention, cleaning our own house, and eliminating foreign aid Remind them that this likely contrived issue has great potential to further supranational initiatives. If they're impassioned about this incident, encourage them to become personally involved through a private foundation or volunteer effort.

It is my opinion that pro globalists will use the Israeli / Paletinian conflict to emotionally charge everyone from the deeply religious to the staunch atheists. We should be mindful of efforts to recruit our minds into supranational initiatives through our soft hearts.



(1) What was with that Skip guy and the Protocols of Zion? Facts are facts period. I could speculate all day about a number of issues, but a court of law would laugh me out of the building if there were no facts. I think it honorable that you would allow a thread like that to appear on the site and then reply to it.
Daniel Springen, 2009 Jan 16

(2) Mr. Griffin, I read Skip Baker's email to you and your response regarding the Zion protocol and him calling you a Jew as though it was a bad thing. Wow, you must really have thick skin and high tolerance to put up with these idiots.
Tara T., 2009 Jan 16


I was just wondering what your thoughts were concerning a short You Tube video I just watched reporting from CNN news, that a Russian professor is predicting the U.S. will disintegrate by the year 2010! He contends that America will split up into regions where certain states will group together independently, thus doing away with the U.S. as we know it. Your comments would be appreciated.
Mary S., 2009 Jan 15

We have passed over this story because we do not have confidence in the source. Pravda always has been the propaganda arm of the Russian collectivist government. The story line is fairly plausible, and there may be some truth to it, but Unfiltered News does not want to become an unwitting dupe in the battle between Russian collectivists and American collectivists. Thanks for asking.


From John Hammell, President of International Advocates for Health Freedom, Jan 15, 2009

As the first person in the world to ever call attention to the Codex International threat to health freedom (via an article in Life Extension Magazine in 1996) I speak with authority when I say that the (so called) Natural Solutions Foundation is not trusted or respected by any LEGITIMATE health freedom organization in the world including IAHF, NHF, ANH, AAHF, Mayday, La Leva di Archimede, Health Freedom Australia, The New Zealand Health Trust,The Dr.Rath Health Foundation, Well TV and others.

NSF is a controlled opposition group that is misdirecting the grass roots on the Codex issue. They would have people believe you can stop Codex AT Codex. You cannot! We have no influence over unelected bureaucrats from the world's FDAs at UN Codex meetings and never will. Everything that occurs at those meetings is decided before the meeting even takes place.

The only chance we have of stopping Codex (and the thing NSF never talks about) is by stopping regional harmonization through which the USA is being dismantled and forced into a North American Union Dictatorship modeled after the EU, which is a Dictatorship.

If NSF were for real, they'd be urging the grass roots to push for Congressional oversight on FDA's Trilateral Cooperation Charter with Canada and Mexico via which FDA is harmonizing the food and drug regs of all 3 countries as if a North American Union were already in existence. See
For additional information see SPIN of NSF/CFH Exposed:

See: A Modern Major General Exposed? by Paul Taylor of the Dr.Rath Health Foundation


This question came to us from a subscriber who is struggling with the question: If religion must not be the authority for government, then what should be? He writes:

“The Declaration of Independence states that in respect to the opinions of mankind, we must give a reason that impels us to separation. I understand our movement is focused on freedom, but where is the justification for it? I agree whole-heartedly that the Constitution makes no mention of God, and in my opinion, rightly so. We do not want to offer freedom and then force someone into a paradigm of beliefs.

“However, if our freedom movement is to fight for freedom, on what justification are we doing it, or in other words, why would the NWO be wrong in clearing the earth of 90% of the population? For the sake of argument, let's suppose there is no God, the atheist was right all along, and evolution is true. On what authority can we justify that our desire for freedom is right and the NWO desire for our enslavement is wrong?

“The 10 Commandments for the NWO posted on the Georgia Guidestones hold evolutionary and atheistic values that clearly show that the world's population needs a 90-95% decrease. What makes that wrong? I know it's wrong, because I can say there is a Creator who grants rights, and the NWO has no authority over the Creator to take them away.

“I'm asking the movement to please explain to me how we justify that the NWO would not be saving the planet and resources by getting rid of all the 'inferior species'? Without using God as our answer, on what authority do we justify that our desire for freedom is right and the NWO desire for our enslavement is wrong? If this movement cannot justify that its basis for freedom is right over the NWO, why are we doing it? We need to state a reason that impels us to separation.

“Thank you,
Christopher J., 2009 Jan 13


Hello Christopher.
Regrettably, I must be very brief, but the essence of my thought on this is very simple. It really makes no difference what authority we choose. We can write proclamations all day long and claim God’s word or logic or philosophy as our authority, but they mean nothing unless we are able to back our proclamations with physical force. Those with the winning armies choose whatever authority they wish.

It wasn’t philosophy or the recognition of a Creator expressed in the Declaration of Independence that carried the day. It was the Continental Army. Those who win on the battlefield always determine the laws and can use any authority or justification they wish. Therefore, those of us who believe in freedom cite the philosophy expressed in The Creed of Freedom, and that’s quite sufficient, provided we can rely on the power of government to enforce it. But remember, that power is greatly restricted by the Creed itself. It is limited to the defense of life, liberty, and property. Without that limited power, however, we have no enforceable rights. That’s why the motto of Freedom Force is: “Those without power cannot defend freedom.”

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This tells how the U. N., from 1960 to 1962, waged an unprovoked war against the peaceful state of Katanga and forced it under the Communist state of the Central Congo. Top U.N. personnel boasted in their public speeches and memoirs of how they pretended to be preserving law and order while actually carrying out a military operation to crush the tiny nation, all in the name of peace. We have not seen the last of U.N. so-called peace-keeping forces. Unless the further development of what is called the New World Order can be stopped, we are going to see a U.N. army used more and more to bring its peculiar brand of peace to the world. The best way to envision the future is to know the past. Black-and-white. 1991 introduction by G. Edward Griffin. Originally released as a VHS tape, this program has been re-mastered in DVD format. (More)

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This New York Times Best Seller is a data mine of scientific facts showing that global warming is not caused by human activity but by solar activity and cosmic radiation – and the cycle has been occurring for millions of years. The recent rise in temperature has created the most ideal climate for civilization that Earth has ever experienced. The next cycle will be colder and much less beneficial for mankind. (More)


First broadcast over Great Britain’s public service TV station, this documentary deconstructs the myth that Global Warming is caused by human activity. World-class scientists explain that it is caused by solar activity, and that similar cycles have occurred many times in history. Solar activity recently was high, so higher temperatures are the expected result. In previous years, when industrialization was increasing at its greatest rate, temperatures went down. (More)


This is a history of theories and experiments regarding antigravity travel. It is a virtual encyclopedia of data, blueprints, and photographs. Includes information on electrogravitic effects now used in advanced military craft, such as the B-2 bomber, and in missiles. Everyone with an interest in the science of harnessing gravity should have this book for the sheer enjoyment of the unfolding story and as a serious reference volume. (More)

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)

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 Testimony of Yuri Bezmenov, KGB Propagandist

Yuri Bezmenov, the son of a high-ranking Soviet officer, was a member of the elite propaganda arm of the KGB, known as the Novasti Press Agency. One of his assignments was to accompany journalists visiting the Soviet Union to make sure they did not discover the truth about Soviet life. After becoming disillusioned with the oppressive system, he escaped to the West at great risk to his life. In this interview, conducted by G. Edward Griffin, Mr. Bezmenov tells how the Soviets used propaganda against their own citizens; how he hoodwinked American journalists into publishing Soviet propaganda, how slave laborers are concealed from foreign visitors, and how he escaped to the West posing as an American hippie. Includes many photographs brought with him on microfilm at the time of his escape.
Part 1: Life under Soviet Collectivism
Part 2: Propaganda and Mind Control
Part 3: Cultural Subversion and Escape

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)

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