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G. Edward Griffin’s

2009 DECEMBER 12 – 18

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UK: Briton wants to pry into private lives as condition of crossing border, but EU law stands in the way. One must have mixed emotions about this. Invasion of privacy should be prohibited, but EU should not have power to supersede British law. Citizens lose either way. Mail Online 2009 Dec 18 (Cached)

Copenhagen: Climate skeptic activists board Greenpeace ships and, using tactics made famouse by Greenpeace itself, show large banners that say “SHIP OF LIES.” How refreshing to see the tables turned. Infowars 2009 Dec 17 (Cached)

Copenhagen Climate Summit: US government offers $100 billion per year toward climate-change slush fund in effort to forge agreement among delegates many of whom who covet the money. U.S. taxpayers once again are forced to pay for the forging of their own shackles. Yahoo 2009 Dec 17 (Cached)

Study shows that aspartame in diet sodas attack kidney function. Natural News 2009 Dec 17 (Cached)

Copenhagen: Global-warming skeptic, Lord Monckton, with his hands in his pockets, is assaulted and knocked unconscious by Danish police outside climate conference. Here is his account.
SPPI 2009 Dec 17 (Cached)

UN sponsors slick movie posters with strong visual images to implant into the subconscious mind the message that humanity is the enemy. If so, then humanity must be conquered. Powerful propaganda, indeed. Infowars 2009 Dec 17 (Cached)

Copenhagen: At Climate Summit, Schwarzenegger promotes so-called “public-private partnerships,” which are mergers of government and corporate interests with corporations usually in control. That is the definition of fascism. COP15Post 2009 Dec 17 (Cached)

UK: Banks reveal plans to stop using checks by 2018, and some stores are already refusing them. Transactions requiring positive action of the depositor are being replaced by those that can be automated. Daily Express 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

UN climate expert reviewer lays out the facts on climate science. This is an excellent overview, which flies in the face of the supposed “scientific consensus”. Lawrence Journal 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

US: Biden says 40 million homes will have ‘smart meters’ within 6 years. This article makes it sound like a wonderful benefit to conserve energy and lower utility bills but makes no mention of capacity to allow authorities to remotely control your power usage and turn off your appliances.
USA Today
2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

Copenhagen: 230 activists arrested protesting Climate Summit, but don’t assume they are opposing cap-and-trade or expansion of government. Just the opposite. They are controlled opposition and are complaining that the conference may not produce those results. Mainstream media conceals this fact. Guardian 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

The “Public Option” explained in 40 seconds. YouTube 2009 Dec 16

US: Time Magazine names Bernanke as Person-of-the-Year. This is timed to boost his reputation in the face of Congressional pressure for his alarming performance as Fed Chairman. There can be no better illustration of how mainstream media is aligned with the financial power structure.
Reuters 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

UK: Prince Charles created a 6-ton carbon footprint in one day on his private jet to Copenhagen where he gave a speech on the need to reduce everyone else’s carbon footprint. He creates over 2600 tons of carbon a year compared to 11 tons from average citizens. 98% of Britons believe they are being snowed by the “man-made global-warming” myth. Daily Express 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

FDA seizes American expatriate in Ecuador for selling unapproved herbal cancer treatment. Scratch Ecuador as a safe haven from the long arm of U.S. control. Natural News 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

UK: New surveillance cameras that can recognize faces also have speakers, so authorities can deliver messages and orders for the public good, of course. Hounslow Guardian 2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

Afghanistan: The “surge” of 30,000 more troops will be augmented by up to 56,000 more military contractors. That would bring the total number of mercenaries to 130,000 to 160,000, and the count continues to climb. This is orchestrated by a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Washington Post
2009 Dec 16 (Cached)

Arab Gulf states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and Qatar agree on a single currency, the “Gulfo,” with other countries to join later. A united military strike force is also planned. First the Euro. Then the Gulfo and the Amero. The New World Order grows, region by region. Telegraph 2009 Dec 15 (Cached)

Australia will censor the Internet by blocking web sites not acceptable to the government. Supposedly this is to protect children from porn, but the list of targeted sites already includes religious groups, certain dentists, and selected entries on Wikipedia. The list can and will be expanded.
Sydney Morning Herald 2009 Dec 15 (Cached)

Radiation from medical CT scans is suspected as the CAUSE of 2% of all cancers that’s almost 25,000 new cases per year. Women are more susceptible. Globe and Mail 2009 Dec 15 (Cached)

Citibank and GM say they will repay TARP loans by issuing new stock. Legislators want the money for new spending projects instead of returning it to taxpayers. [As we said after a similar announcement from Bank of America, this story has the smell of fish. Where will these firms get that much money? It will not likely come from eager investors. Is it possible that the Fed is “buying” the new securities with taxpayers’ money? If so, it is a bookkeeping trick to take the heat off Congress and the banks. We will follow this and report what we learn.] Miami Herald 2009 Dec 15 (Cached)

UK: School teacher reprimanded for having sweets on hand to reward good students. The Nanny State has decreed that this is not acceptable nutrition. Government is everywhere and controls everything. Daily Mail 2009 Dec 15 (Cached)

NY pension fund sues Goldman Sachs over excessive employee bonuses. Basis of suit is that pension fund holds Goldman Sachs stocks, and their value is reduced by excessive executive pay.
NY Times
2009 Dec 14 (Cached)

Director of UN climate-change panel (IPCC), who is a major promoter of the global-warming myth, is exposed as having financial interest in businesses that will profit from cap-and-trade legislation. He has dismissed the importance of Climategate, of course. Telegraph 2009 Dec 14 (Cached)

Copenhagen: Communists demonstrate to “scrap capitalism” to save the planet from [non-existent] global warming. Little do they realize that capitalism was scrapped decades ago. They are merely demanding more of the same collectivism they already have. Did someone say that Communism is dead? CFACT 2009 Dec 14

Clean Water Restoration Act will expand government control of water on private land, including seasonal puddles and snowfall, with particular impact on farms and ranches. This is the ultimate excuse to grab control over private property. Fox 2009 Dec 14 (Cached)

China: Investigators speak to an eyewitness of organ-harvesting of a live victim. Falun Gong practitioners, among others, are subject to such horrific treatment. Epoch Times 2009 Dec 14 (Cached)

US: Kids have become a gold mine to companies making psychiatric drugs. The adult market is not far behind. It’s popular now to have a mental disorder that, supposedly, can be controlled only by drugs. If alive today, Barnum and Bailey would be in the pharmaceutical business.
Truth Out Posted 2009 December 14 (Cached)

Tamiflu anti-viral drug revealed as complete hoax; Roche studies based on scientific fraud.
Natural News 2009 Dec 14 (Cached)

UK: Tony Blair admits climate science may be in error but says that’s not important. He urges government controls anyway “just to be safe.” [We say that freedoms must be protected against tyrannical government “just to be safe.” But then we are not collectivists.] Telegraph 2009 Dec 13 (Cached)

US: The crime syndicate is at it again. Congress passes $1.1 trillion spending bill authorizing increased budgets in all areas of government. This money will be created out of thin air by the Federal Reserve and eventually dump even more inflation on the taxpayer. MSNBC 2009 Dec 13 (Cached)