US: A “sovereign citizens” group sent letters to 30 state governors demanding that they step down within 3 days or “be removed.” The FBI is investigating to see if the group is dangerous or may inspire others to violence. [We think sending such letters is a silly waste of time, and the FBI is merely doing its job in this case; but mainstream media already is using this story to demonize any group that is critical of government policies by lumping them together with race supremacists and domestic terrorists.]
Yahoo 2010 Apr 2 (Cached)
US: Mission Creep seen at the EPA as it expands its power to regulate, not just pollutants like smog, but non-pollutants such as CO2, based on the myth of global warming. More stringent regulations are planned for vehicles; then homes and factories. Legislation to strip the EPA of this authority is being pursued. Fox News 2010 Apr 1 (Cached)
UK: Climategate invesigation by House of Commons is, as expected, a monumental whitewash equally fraudulent to the fraud it investigated. InfoWars 2010 Mar 31 (Cached)
Bush Administration found guilty of illegally wiretapping 2 lawyers without warrants. Bush and Obama Administrations defended against this lawsuit saying that the key evidence was a state secret, but the judge ruled against them on circumstantial evidence alone. No one will be punished. Wired 2010 Mar 31 (Cached)
US: A national association of doctors and surgeons files lawsuit against Obamacare, charging that it is unconstitutional and, if not challenged, “spells the end of freedom in medicine” in America. IFAwebnews 2010 Mar 30 (Cached)
Dutch court grants immunity to UN in a case where Dutch troops claim they were abandoned by UN “peacekeepers” in Bosnia while trying to protect civilians. 8000 people were slaughtered as a result. This ruling confirms that the UN can not be called before any national court of law.
Reuters 2010 Mar 30 (Cached)
UK: Pet shop owner was caught in a sting set up by local officials and fined £1000 for selling a goldfish to a 14 year-old boy, violating a law forbidding the sale of pets to children under 16. She was made to wear an electronic tag and observe a curfew for 7 weeks. This punishment is normally handed out to violent thugs and repeat offenders. The prosecution cost taxpayers £20,000 and has left her with a criminal record. Daily Mail 2010 Mar 30 (Cached)
US: Police in Raleigh, NC have begun using cameras on top of their cruisers that can scan hundreds of license plates within seconds and send the data to a national database. Other states will follow. This is funded by the federal government.
WRAL 2010 Mar 30 (Cached)
US: Government plans to sell its shares of Citibank, which were acquired from 2008 bailout funding, and make $15.4 billion in profit. Mainline economists are praising the move. However, the banks continue to lose money; so profits, if any, must come from taxpayers. Time will tell how this is done, but we can count on it. Yahoo News 2010 Mar 29 (Cached)
Australia proposes mega-filter for Internet, on a par with China’s censorship – to fight terrorism and pornography, of course. US government issues statement of concern, which is hypocritical in light of same trend underway in America.
Telegraph 2010 Mar 29 (Cached)
North Korea sinks South Korean ship with 104 onboard. 59 rescued. It is feared that growing tension may escalate into further conflict.
Daily Mail 2010 Mar 29 (Cached)
US: Congressional testimony reveals that gold and silver is traded on a fractional-reserve basis similar to how banks create money – except only more so. Banks can loan 9 times the amount they possess, but bullion banks loan 100 times the amount they possess. They call it “Paper gold.” Some firms even charge storage fees for the imaginary commodity. The system is hopelessly corrupt and is destined to collapse. If you buy gold, take delivery.
Zero Hedge 2010 Mar 28 (Cached)
Utah Governor authorizes use of Eminent Domain to take back some of the state’s most valuable parcels from the federal government. [This is good because it asserts state sovereignty but bad because federal land will simply become state land, and private property will not be enhanced. Still, this is an important step toward a return of state sovereignty.] News Max 2010 Mar 28 (Cached)
Los Angeles: 9/11 Truthers join anti-war parade over the objection of parade organizers. [The anti-war movement is influenced by Left-leaning organizers who seek to use revulsion against war to motivate people to follow anti-American leadership. 9/11 Truthers are loyal Americans who want no part of collectivism – either Left or Right – and desire to rid their government of corruption. That is the reason for the conflict.] YouTube 2010 Mar 28
California attorney, Richard Fine, exposes how LA County pays state judges to throw cases in favor of the county. After watching this, read the news report that follows about how Richard was arrested and jailed by the LA County Sheriff’s Department under the guise of being “hospitalized” – with no valid records to provide a legal foundation for the action. YouTube Posted 2010 Mar 28
►News report here. [This is exactly what happens in Communist China, but do not expect mainstream media to carry this story.] Examiner.com (Cached)
Obama campaigned for a civilian “security” force equal in size to the military and equally funded. Well, he just got it. It was enacted into law through the Health Care bill. InfoWars 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
Central banks are increasing their stockpile of gold reserves and now own 18% of all gold ever mined. The investment sector is stockpiling as well. [Although bankers and financiers want to possess gold, they do not want paper money to be backed by it, because that would prevent them from collecting interest on loans of money created out of nothing.]
Money News Posted 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
UK: Politicians caught on tape boasting of selling their influence to change policies in favor of commercial interests. This was part of a journalists’ investigation of former ministers who lobby for money. [No surprises here, but worth reminding ourselves of the fact that collectivism breeds corruption.] Channel4.com Posted 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
Whistleblower releases CIA document describing strategy for manipulating European public opinion to support the war in Afghanistan. Talking points include women’s rights issues to appeal to the French audience and exposure to terrorism, opium, and refugees to appeal to the German audience. [It’s all about perceptions.] Raw Story Posted 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
UK: Britain losing power over its own budget under new plans for an ‘economic government of the EU.’ Daily Mail 2010 Posted Mar 27 (Cached)
UK: Brits face being snooped on by a new European intelligence agency – some are calling it a Gestapo – which has been handed expansive powers to pry into their private lives, including their political opinions. Sunday Express Posted 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
Woman at California town meeting blasts Congressman for supporting compulsory government health care. Crowd goes wild in support. She exemplifies the rising American spirit of resistance. Posted 2010 Mar 27
Reports and commentaries that look beyond the news to identify historical facts and trends that must be understood to place the news into perspective. This is our “think-tank” section that makes it possible to anticipate future events.
US: Here is an excellent summary of all the legislation being introduced in the various states to implement the 10th Amendment, assert state sovereignty, and nullify unconstitutional acts of the federal government.
10th Amendment Center Posted 2010 April 2 (Cached)
US: Bob Schulz, Chairman of We The People Foundation (WTP), discusses the First Amendment regarding the right to petition the government for redress of grievances. Fox News 2010 Mar 30
Learn how “Smart Grid” programs for control of energy consumption are a rebirth of an old blueprint for collectivism called “Technocracy”. This is what is planned for you in the near future.
August Review Posted 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
US: Judge Napolitano explains what parts of the new health care law are unconstitutional. He explains why it has a good chance of being struck down in the Supreme Court, but cases may not be heard until 2014, when it goes into effect and damages have alreqdy been incurred.
Newsmax.com Posted 2010 Mar 27 (Cached)
US: An excellent explanation of the coming HYPERinflation explained in a conversational and entertaining manner. If you are wondering what may lie ahead, the answer is here.
Backwoods Home Magazine 2010 Mar 23 (Cached)
US: Katherine Albrecht, co-author of “Spy Chips”, joins Gary Franchi on the Reality Report to discuss the latest on Real ID and RFID technology to track people worldwide. This is a highly recommended update. YouTube Posted 2010 Mar 20
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HOW MUCH TIME IS LEFT FOR AMERICA?
2010 Mar 31 from Americanism Educational League
About the time the original thirteen states adopted their new constitution in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edenburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years earlier:
“A democracy is always temporary in nature – it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always vote for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy – usually followed by a dictatorship.”
SMART METERS WILL BRING MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL
2010 Mar 31 from Clark Thurlo
My natural gas utility company has already installed one of these new “smart meters” on my house here in California. My electrical service is scheduled to get one soon. I received a brochure in the mail, which expounds the wonders and advantages of this new technology. One section reads, “Accurately track which appliances or other equipment are costing you the most. Then make changes, at your discretion, to help make your home more energy efficient.” Of course, this is exactly how they’re ushering in government control over the temperature in your home. The smart meters allow your utility company to individually control your appliances. Initially, the control is in the hands of the home owner. Then the inevitable rolling black-outs and brown-outs appear, followed by permanent limits on the amount of time you can run your heater or A/C. Obama had referred to this during his campaign, something along the lines of “we won’t be able to keep our thermostats at 72 degrees anymore.” How long until reality surpasses the imagination of George Orwell?
(See article on “Technocracy” in the Analysis section of this edition.)
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
2010 Mar 26 from “Maxine”
Let me get this straight. We’re going to be gifted with a health care plan written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who also hasn’t read it and who smokes, with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke. What could possibly go wrong?
MAO DID NOT LIVE LIKE AN EMPEROR
2010 Mar 26 from James Chu
In your reply to the comment “DOWN WITH CAPITALISM – BUT WHAT KIND?”, you made a statement that “Dictators like Hitler and Mussolini and Stalin and Mao have lived like emperors because they control the wealth and means of production”. If you care to read this book by the private physician of Mao while he was alive
(http://www.amazon.com/Private-Life-Chairman-Mao/dp/0679764437) you will notice that Mao only lived in a small one bedroom apartment inside a large government complex while he was the chairman of China. He did not own any properties such as houses or automobile or collectibles. He was paid a small salary just like any other government workers at that time. He had no servant other than one who cooked for him and several security guards. He did not live in a palace like a king. For the sake of accuracy in your publication, I thought you might want to make this correction.
WHAT ABOUT A PRE-EMPTIVE STRIKE BY ISRAEL?
2010 Mar 24 from R.M.
Dear Mr. Griffin,
I read recently The Creature From Jekyll Island, and it was a wild ride. I actually agreed with all of your premises prior to reading the book, but it reinforced my beliefs and shed light on many details.
On your website, in the section about the symbol, you state that you agree with all of Ron Paul’s ideas about war. In January of 09, Ron Paul stated in a video that he made, that Israel entering Gaza was a sad day for the world because it was a victory for “pre-emptive war”. Then he further stated that Israel had placed the Palestinians [sic] in a “virtual concentration camp” in Gaza.
Now, I am opposed to the Israeli leadership, as it is in bed with the globalists, and I am trying to bring real leadership to Israel. I was carried off a roof in Gaza in 2005 in protest of Ariel Sharon’s Expulsion of 10,000 Jews from their homes for the crime of being Jewish. But Ron Paul missed one fact: The Arabs in Gaza had fired approximately 9,000 rockets into Israel during the 8 years prior to Israel militarily entering Gaza last January. These rockets brought with them the deaths and maimings that artillery bring, of course. And the only reaction by Israel was to high tail it out of Gaza in 05, which didn’t stop any of the missiles/rockets. Do you agree with Mr. Paul that this was a pre-emptive war, and that Israel was wrong? And that Israel had put the Arabs in a concentration camp?
I was actually against Israel’s incursion last year into Gaza because I knew that the IDF would just go in for a few days, do nothing, and then leave, and surely soldiers would die for nothing. I wanted Israel to go in and actually win and re-take Gaza (which is in the Land of Israel as delineated in numerous places in the Torah) and settle it thoroughly with Jews. To me, the only choices for Mr. Paul’s words are that he is either completely ignorant about Israel, or that he’s an anti-Semite. Of course, it could be both. What do you think? As someone I greatly respect because of your work, I look forward to your response.
This will have to be brief, but my honest answer is that, like many people depending on the mainstream media for news about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, I really don’t know what to believe. I smell the strong stench of propaganda coming from both sides, but that is not sufficient to form an opinion about the question you ask.
Incidentally, I believe that pre-emptive strikes ARE justified IF the information of an imminent strike from an enemy is accurate. If we knew for sure that a group or nation really was going to attack us, it would be stupid to sit idly by and wait for the blow before we take action. If I knew for certain that an intruder in my home was intending to murder my family and me, I would do everything I could to overpower him first without waiting for him to take the final action. The problem is that, in modern times, the claim of imminent danger from a national enemy seldom has been true. More often than not, it has been merely propaganda to justify what was planned all along as an aggressive first strike. To what extent this ploy is being used in the current conflict is unclear to me; hence, I am unable to give you the answer you seek. In time, however, the facts themselves will determine my ultimate position. Thanks for writing.