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2009 FEBRUARY 7 – FEBRUARY 13

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      HUNDREDS PROTEST GLOBAL WARMING
     

Euro Zone sees biggest economic contraction since World War II with no improvement in sight.
CNBC 2009 February 13 (Cached)

US: Greenspan says he was mystified by sub-prime and derivatives market. (He should have been reading Unfiltered News.) NY Times 2009 February 13 (Cached)

US: Intelligence chief confirms 2007 report that Iran has no nuclear weapons program. Those who want expanded war in Middle East are not happy.
TV Press
2009 February 13 (Cached)

US: In spite of report from intelligence agencies that Iran is not pursuing nuclear weapons, Obama Administration says the opposite. War drums did not stop when Bush left office. LA Times 2009 February 12 (Cached)

Revealed: Pentagon ran (is running) secret prisons, sought ways to circumvent Geneva Convention against war crimes, hid prisoners from Red Cross observation, and tortured prisoners to death - to defend freedom, of course. Raw Story 2009 February 12 (Cached)

Poll: Two-thirds of Americans favor a criminal investigation of Bush Administration officials.
Raw Story 2009 February 12 (Cached)

Chinese are primary source of hacking U.S. computers. Primary goal is to damage systems of financial institutions to create additional economic havoc. Bloomberg 2009 February 12 (Cached)

US: Congressman calls for taking power to create money out of nothing away from big bad bankers and giving it to nice trustworthy politicians. (The problem is not who creates money out of nothing, but that it is allowed at all.) Heartland 2009 Feb 12

US: FDA declares that a natural form of Vitamin B6 now is a drug and must be removed from vitamin supplements. That's a bonanza for the pharmaceutical industry which excels at lobbying.
Natural News 2009 February 12 (Cached)

Dubai: Laid-off foreigners flee the gleaming city by the thousands as economy plunges.
NY Times
2009 February 11 (Cached)

US: Knowing the company was going bankrupt, Merrill Lynch paid $3.6-billion in bonuses with the tacit approval of the company's new owner, Bank of America. Bloomberg 2009 February 11 (Cached)

Ireland: Government moves to nationalize country's biggest banks. IHT 2009 February 11 (Cached)

US: Bailout money to be used to militarize local police departments. Lone Star 2009 February 11 (Cached)

A few photos of acres of unsold new cars tells more about the sagging auto market than a thousand words. Silver Bear Cafe 2008 February 11 (Cached)

Consumer group warns that Splenda may be harmful to your health. Mercola 2009 Feb 10 (Cached)

US: Senator proposes addition to so-called stimulus package that would require Internet companies to search content of every email - to protect against copyright infringement and child porn, of course. Public Knowledge 2009 February 10 (Cached)

China: Human rights attorney recounts torture at the hands of the Communist government.
Epoch Times 2009 February 10 (Cached)



US: Obama says judges should, not just enforce contracts, but alter them in favor of homeowners in foreclosure. One step closer to government control over every aspect of economic life. In the guise of helping the people, they are being sold into servitude. CNBC 2009 February 9 (Cached)

California runs short on cash and issues IOUs to county governments and welfare recipients. Major backlash is expected. SFGate 2009 February 9 (Cached)

US: Congressman says that Fed Chairman and Treasury Secretary told legislators there was an electronic run on the banks that, if not stopped by a huge bailout bill, would collapse the American economy in 3 hours. The scare worked. (This was predicted 14 years ago in chapter 25 of Creature from Jekyll Island.) Daily Kos 2009 February 9 (Cached)

US: Obama Administration, which condemned Bush Administration for using "state secrets" as excuse to hide information now uses "state secrets" to hide information. Wired 2009 February 9 (Cached)

Homeless man, dog, cat, and rat are real buddies. Is there a lesson here? YouTube 2009 February 7

Guess which industrialized county has no bank failures and needs no bailout? It's Canada. Here's why. Newsweek February 7 (Cached)

Glen Beck shows hockey-stick chart of new money being created by Federal Reserve. It's a look ahead at how much inflation we will have. If this doesn't scare you, nothing will. YouTube Posted 2009 Feb 7

US: As state funds dry up, some old folks on state aid are being dumped out of nursing homes if they require more costly care. Seattlepi 2009 Posted February 7 (Cached)

US: An Illinois jury frees marijuana user. This is a rare case of "Jury Nullification" in which juries may override laws when convinced hey are unjust. Courts do not tell jurors they have that right.
Undernews
Posted 2009 February 7 (Cached)

US Army reports more suicides last month than combat deaths. AP Posted 2009 February 7 (Cached)

     

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          FROM OUR READERS
Send comments to gedward.griffin@verizon.net.
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COURTESY VS. SAFETY
I am nearing 60yo now. As I have been reflecting over my own personal past, how I was raised, and what values my parents and school thought worthy of teaching children, my attention centers on two words. One word was a goal and role model for society when I was young, and the other is a significant icon for today's arrogantly selfish social climate. These are important words which ring two different messages, though without reflection and analysis of changing personal values over a long period of our propagandized population, the subtle direction changes involving individual personal paradigms on a mass scale of adopting one word over the other can easily go completely unnoticed.

The two words I'm referring to are: Courtesy and Safety.
As a youth my parents and grade school taught that "courtesy" was our most important attitude. Today, parents, schools, and media are centered on "safety."

Since courtesy involves habitually caring for, and thinking of other individuals than ourselves, the concept of "safety" is inherent within the context of "courtesy." But "safety" by itself, is narrowly focused and diabolically selfish. The word "safety," as used in our current social rhetoric, can even extend, and most often does, to completely exclude courteous behavior from our thoughts and actions.

Though this observation may seem irrelevant, I believe propaganda is at work, here, to continue to drive people apart. I believe it is extremely important for the citizens of this once great country to care for one another over and above religous beliefs, and other unnecessary quarrels. In truth, caring for each other is the only true way to regain our freedom and make this country great once again. As long as we are bickering and argueing and allowing the propagandists to sway our loyalties away from our constitution, we will never regain our freedom.

Thanks for the opportunity to express my views.
Cliff Reid, 2009 Feb 8

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THEY'RE BOMBING AGAIN TONIGHT

Here is a video I just posted in YouTube, in case you want to share in your eNewsletter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msUPCEe05Q0
Best wishes.
Ricardo, 2009 Fev 9

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REGARDING NEWS THAT 8 STATES HAVE DECLARED THEY WILL REFUSE TO HONOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL FEDERAL LAWS - AND COMMENT ON 2ND AMENDMENT
From Ron Avery. Posted 2009 Feb 5

So far Arizona and Washington legislative resolutions just tell the feds to stop doing what they have no authority to do. They do not tell the feds exactly what it is that is unconstitutional. This is fatal error in the resolution. New Hampshire tells the feds exactly what laws they have made that are unlawful and void which they will not comply with and that such laws if not already if pursued further will dissolve the union. NH wins so far!

The Montana resolution to the US is stupid. The fed 2nd Amendment protects all firearms not just guns able to be carried by one man with a bore less than 1.5 inches. It is clear that the people have a right to keep and bear arms for the defense of the state and citizens thereof from the federal and state governments that violate the constitution. Those firearms consist of all weapons that would be used in the state militias including jets, rockets, mortars, missiles, Vulcan electric guns, tanks, cannons and nuclear devices. The rule is if the government has it the people should keep it and bear it. It's just too bad that the government went and developed all that stuff. Now we get to carry it around and scare them with it. I didn't make this up this comes from the mouth of Alexander Hamilton in the federalist letters to which no one argued:

"But though the scheme of disciplining the whole nation must be abandoned as mischievous or impracticable; yet it is a matter of the utmost importance that a well-digested plan should, as soon as possible, be adopted for the proper establishment of the militia. The attention of the government ought particularly to be directed to the formation of a select corps of moderate extent, upon such principles as will really fit them for service in case of need. By thus circumscribing the plan, it will be possible to have an excellent body of well-trained militia, ready to take the field whenever the defense of the State shall require it. This will not only lessen the call for military establishments, but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people while there is a large body of citizens, little, if at all, inferior to them in discipline and the use of arms, who stand ready to defend their own rights and those of their fellow-citizens. This appears to me the only substitute that can be devised for a standing army, and the best possible security against it, if it should exist." (Federalist Letter 29 - 7th paragraph http://www.constitution.org/fed/federa29.htm)

Clearly Hamilton is speaking not of the army but of a militia of well trained people with the use all military fire power to be held by them in defense of the state, their own rights and those of their fellow citizens. Is that not the best thing you've ever read short of John 3:16? THANK YOU ALEXANDER HAMILTON.

Old Hamilton was not all together a bad guy as some make him out to be. Or you might say even the questionable patriots of the revolution were absolute saints compared to the majority of ordinary tyrannous federal legislators, judges and executives of today!

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THE UN'S PLAN TO USE FOOD AS A WEAPON OF CONTROL by Robert Singer posted on 2009 Feb 3

The Codex Alimentarius Commission, based in Rome, is an international organization jointly created in 1962 by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations, “allegedly” to protect the health of consumers with guidelines for food standards.

Codex Alimentarius may present the greatest disaster for our food supply—and thus for our health—this country has ever seen, and if not stopped is likely to be implemented starting in 2011. Let me repeat that, the greatest disaster to our health if not stopped, starting in 2011. (More)

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NEW HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM...!!
(Passing requires 4 correct answers)

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?
2) Which country makes Panama hats?
3) From which animal do we get cat gut?
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October
Revolution?
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what
animal?
7) What was King George VI's first name?
8) What color is a purple finch?
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial
airplane?

Remember, you need 4 correct answers to pass.
Check your answers below..

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years
2) Which country makes Panama hats? Ecuador
3) From which animal do we get cat gut? Sheep and Horses
4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October
Revolution? November
5) What is a camel's hair brush made of? Squirrel fur
6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what
animal? Dogs
7) What was King George VI's first name? Albert
8) What color is a purple finch? Crimson
9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from? New Zealand
10) What is the color of the black box in a commercial
airplane? Orange (of course)

What do you mean, you failed? Me too. (And if you try to tell me you passed, you lie!) Pass this on to some brilliant friends, so they may feel useless too.
Nance ~ [planetnews8@gmail.com], 2009 Jan 31


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ECONOMIC STIMULUS PLAN EXPLAINED
from many sources on the Internet, 2009 Jan 30

Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
A. It is money that the federal government will send to taxpayers.

Q. Where will the government get this money?
A. From taxpayers.

Q. So the government is giving me back my own money?
A. Only a smidgen.

Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase a high-definition
TV set, a analog to digital converter box, or a new computer, thus
stimulating the economy.

Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of China?
A. Shut up.

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STOP THE SO-CALLED ECONOMIC-STIMULUS BILL
All Americans who are concerned over the fiscal irresponsibility of Congress and the inflationary effects of its trillion dollar deficits, trillion dollar bailouts, and trillion dollar stimulus package, must contact their representative immediately in opposition to H.R. 1, the economic stimulus package.

Rep. Ron Paul issued a statement yesterday regarding this bill which makes it clear what type of bill it is and some of the reasons why we must oppose it. Here are some highlights:

• "In reality, this bill is just an escalation of a government-created economic mess. As before, a sense of urgency and impending doom is being used to extract mountains of money from Congress with minimal debate..... We are again being promised that its passage will help employment, help homeowners, help the environment, etc. These promises are worthless. This time around especially, Congress should know better than to pass anything of this magnitude without first reading the fine print."

• "At least $4 billion is allocated to expanding the police state and the war on drugs ... and the COPS program, both of which are corrupt and largely ineffective programs."

• "To help Big Brother keep a better eye on us and our children, $20 billion would go towards health information technology, which would create a national system of electronic medical records without adequate privacy protection." [To read a warning about this RFID-related threat to privacy check out The New American magazine online in a 2005 edition]

• "$79 billion bails out states that haphazardly expanded their budgets during the bubble years, but refuse to retrench and cut back, as their taxpayers have had to, during recession years."

• "$200 million expands Americorps. $100 million goes to “faith-and-community” based organizations for social services, which will further insinuate the government into charity and community service."
• "Of course the bill is rife with central planning projects."

• "This bill delivers an additional debt burden of $6,700 to every American man, woman and child."

• "There is a lot of stimulus and growth in this bill – that is, of government. Nothing in this bill stimulates the freedom and prosperity of the American people. Politician-directed spending is never as successful as market-driven investment. Instead of passing this bill, Congress should get out of the way by cutting taxes, cutting spending, and reining in the reckless monetary policy of the Federal Reserve."

The bottom line is that Americans need to help preserve their freedom and prosperity by opposing this nearly trillion dollar economic stimulus package! Note: The House passed this bill today but not one Republican voted for it and 18 Democrats opposed it. Lets pray that the Senate votes it down!! As Americans,Republican and Democrats we need to stand together and unite against this before this country has lost all its freedoms and liberties. The time is now. Thanks.
Bob Smith, 2009 Jan 29

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52% OF THE VOTERS WANT ICE CREAM!
From a school teacher in the Nashville, Tennessee area, 2009 Jan 26

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year. The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote.

To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members. We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have. We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches Jamie went first. He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded. He sat down and Olivia came to the podium. Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream." She surely could say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure. Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know. The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream, and fifty-two percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other forty-eight percent of us know we're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess.

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Response from Jon, 2009 Jan 31:
If the story continues, the next 40 class elections would have degenerated into a shouting match to decide which candidate could provide the better flavor of ice cream.

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