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Date Sent: 2007-08-10
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Friday, August 10, 2007
 
Ames Straw Poll Gets Legal Challenge -- European Central Bank tries to shore up economic disaster

The 'No Fear' LOVEolution is greatly feared by 'The Empire' -- Ellsberg on Goals of Sheehan Campaign -- Bush warns Iraq over ties with Iran -- Cheney urging military strikes on Iran -- Syria reveals militant campaign -- Credit fears grip Asian stocks -- Dow, S&P lose 3% -- New DHS scheme for traveler surveillance and control -- German journalists face prosecution over rendition documents -- Henry Waxman is worthless -- The Iran attack that wasn't -- S. Carolina matches New Hampshire's primary date -- One nation under guns -- Army to expand recruiting incentives -- EFF: Tips to protect your online search privacy -- Bob Novak endorses Ron Paul -- Mortgage delinquencies spreading, BNP freezes $2.2 bln of funds, Stocks tumble -- US withdrawal needed for security, Iran tells Iraq -- Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic"
 

Lawsuit filed against Iowa GOP regarding lack of straw poll validation Feature Article  •  Eugenics
Lawsuit filed against Iowa GOP regarding lack of straw poll validation
Powell Gammill
   A lawsuit was filed to compel the Iowa GOP to perform a manual validation of the Iowa Straw Poll scheduled to take place this Saturday. Copies of the suit are provided as three PDF docs.
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The 'No Fear' LOVEolution is greatly feared by 'The Empire' Feature Article  •  Eugenics
The 'No Fear' LOVEolution is greatly feared by 'The Empire'
Ernest Hancock
   There is great value in your coming to Ames, Iowa. After reading this article I hope you can agree.
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Sudden Demand For Cash News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Sudden Demand For Cash
8-9-2007  •  Global Economic Analysis 
A sudden demand for cash sent the markets reeling. So where is all that sideline cash? The answer is that sideline cash is really sideline credit. And credit is drying up. Today the markets received the world's biggest  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Shedlock
Ellsberg on Goals of Sheehan Campaign News Link  •  Politics: Democratic Campaigns
Ellsberg on Goals of Sheehan Campaign
8-10-2007  •  AntiWar blog 
I see this campaign as aiming much higher than putting Cindy Sheehan in Congress in 2009. Well before that time, we aim to help restore our Constitution, to end a war and avert starting a new one, and to remove from power two officials " George W. Bu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Iraq needs the Third Amendment News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Iraq needs the Third Amendment
8-10-2007  •  AntiWar blog 
US officials keep insisting that the Iraqi government pass the laws the US wants. But what would happen if Iraqi legislators pass some of the laws the US has for itself. Specifically the Third Amendment to the US Constitution: No Soldier shall, in  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Bush warns Iraq over ties with Iran News Link  •  Iran
Bush warns Iraq over ties with Iran
8-10-2007  •  AFP 
President Bush has sternly warned Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki against cozying up to Iran, amid what Washington sees as unsettling signs of warming relations between Baghdad and Tehran. Mr Bush was not surprised at pictures showing cordial mee  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Cheney urging military strikes on Iran News Link  •  Iran
Cheney urging military strikes on Iran
8-10-2007  •  McClatchy News 
President Bush charged Iran continues to arm and train insurgents who are killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq, and he threatened action if that continues. Iran had been warned of unspecified consequences if it continued its alleged support for anti-America  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
We will paint their finger, but we won't count their vote in Iowa News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
We will paint their finger, but we won't count their vote in Iowa
8-10-2007  •  Raw Story 
The purple dye is being implemented along with several other security measures, such as a photo-ID requirement, because of problems with out-of-state voters participating in the poll and voters casting more than one ballot.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The European Central Bank tries to shore up economic disaster News Link  •  Economy - International
The European Central Bank tries to shore up economic disaster
8-10-2007  •  Financial Times 
The European Central Bank scrambled to head off a potential financial crisis by pumping an emergency $131billion into the region’s banking system after liquidity in the interbank market started to dry up, threatening banks’ access to short-term funds  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Why so-called third tier candidates are so leery of Iowa Straw poll count News Link  •  Eugenics
Why so-called third tier candidates are so leery of Iowa Straw poll count
8-10-2007  •  What Really Happened 
The Iowa Straw Poll will be conducted with the assistance and oversight of the Story County Auditor's Office. We find their chief auditor is one Mary Mosiman! Who is also a member of Mitt Romney for President leadership team!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Syria reveals army deaths from militant campaign News Link  •  World News
Syria reveals army deaths from militant campaign
8-10-2007  •  Reuters 
[Who are the CIA supporting now?] Syria is facing a violent campaign by Islamist militants and six border soldiers died in attacks launched from inside Iraq. Syria publicly disclosed details of the fight against militants, which has intensified this  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Inspired by US,  Gadhafi's son: Bulgarian medics tortured News Link  •  World News
Inspired by US, Gadhafi's son: Bulgarian medics tortured
8-10-2007  •  AP 
The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi admitted the Bulgarian medics jailed on charges of infecting children with HIV were tortured during captivity. The 5 Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian doctor have maintained their confessions were extracted t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Credit fears grip Asian stocks News Link  •  Economy - International
Credit fears grip Asian stocks
8-9-2007  •  Reuters 
Asian stocks fell across the board on Friday and the yen extended gains as investors dumped riskier assets following a rout in global markets sparked by a flare-up in credit jitters. The fall came after U.S. stocks tumbled, with the Dow and S&P do  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Dow, S&P lose nearly 3 pct as subprime ills spread News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Dow, S&P lose nearly 3 pct as subprime ills spread
8-9-2007  •  Reuters 
Stocks tumbled on Thursday, with the Dow and S&P down nearly 3 percent, after a French bank froze three funds that invested in U.S. subprime mortgages, prompting central banks to take steps to calm investors. Evidence the U.S. mortgage market cris  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
New DHS scheme for traveler surveillance and control announced News Link  •  Homeland Security
New DHS scheme for traveler surveillance and control announced
08-09-2007  •  Practical Nomad 
Recently proposed Homeland Security rules would prohibit anonymous travel by air or sea, compel monitoring of travelers and collection of lifetime travel records and control movement through requiring prior permission of the DHS.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
President Bush On Accountability News Link  •  Corruption
President Bush On Accountability
08-09-2007  •  The Agitator 
President Bush discusses his views on accountability as it pertains to himself.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
German journalists face prosecution over rendition documents News Link  •  World News
German journalists face prosecution over rendition documents
08-09-2007  •  Independent 
Seventeen German journalists from leading national publications are being investigated for having quoted from classified documents in coverning the "rendition" of terror suspects. The Committee to Protect Journalists(CPJ), an independent  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Henry Waxman is worthless News Link  •  Whistleblowers
Henry Waxman is worthless
08-09-2007  •  Hollywood Liberal 
Here's a 3 minute audio snippet of an interview with Rep. Henry Waxman(D-CA) concerning the Sibel Edmonds matter. I think it all speaks for itself.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
The Iran attack that wasn't News Link  •  WAR: About that War
The Iran attack that wasn't
08-09-2007  •  American Prospect 
On July 2 and 3, The New York Times and the AP, among other media outlets, came out with sensational stories saying that either Iranians or Iranian agents had played an important role in planning the operation in Karbala, Iraq last January  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
S. Carolina matches New Hampshire's primary date News Link  •  Eugenics
S. Carolina matches New Hampshire's primary date
8-9-2007  •  MSNBC 
The South Carolina Republican Party announced that January 19 will be the date of its primary. In a conference call with reporters after the announcement, Chairman Katon Dawson said he needed to protect South Carolina's first-in-the-South traditi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ames Straw Poll Gets Legal Challenge News Link  •  Eugenics
Ames Straw Poll Gets Legal Challenge
8-9-2007  •  KCCI 
This weekend's Republican Straw poll is being challenged by a national group that is threatening legal action over the voting machines that the Republican Party of Iowa is using. A supporter of Republican candidate Ron Paul, who is not connected  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
One nation under guns News Link  •  Gun Rights
One nation under guns
08-09-2007  •  Newsweeks 
Meet the surprising array of Americans who choose to bear arms.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Army to expand recruiting incentives News Link  •  Military
Army to expand recruiting incentives
08-09-2007  •  AP 
Need a down-payment for your home? Seed money to start a business? The Army wants to help - if you're willing to join up. Despite spending nearly $1 billion last year on recruiting bonuses and ads, Army leaders say an even bolder approach  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Six tips to protect your online search privacy News Link  •  Privacy Rights
Six tips to protect your online search privacy
08-09-2007  •  EFF 
Google, MSN Search, Yahoo!, and AOL, and most other search engines collect and store records of your search queries. If these records are revealed to others, they can be embarrasing or even cause great harm. Would you want strangers  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Bush may try to cut corporate tax rates News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Bush may try to cut corporate tax rates
08-09-2007  •  Washington Post 
President Bush said yesterday that he is considering a fresh plan to cut tax rates for US corporations to make them more competitive around the world, an initiative that could further inflame a battle with the Democratic Congress over spending and ta  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Adminstration fights with Dems over GI Bill News Link  •  Bush Administration
Adminstration fights with Dems over GI Bill
08-09-2007  •  ABC News Blog 
The Bush administration opposed a Democratic effort to restore full educational benefits for returning veterans, according to an official's comments last week. Senate Democrats, led by Virginia's Jim Webb, want the government to pay  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
US turns U-2 plan on itself News Link  •  Police State
US turns U-2 plan on itself
08-09-2007  •  Raw Story 
In a striking but unnoticed extension of domestic surveillance, the little-known National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency deployed a U-2 spy plane on the region affected by Hurrican Katrina in 2005 to track hazards to public health.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Redacted CIA report on 9/11 failings released by early September News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
Redacted CIA report on 9/11 failings released by early September
08-09-2007  •  All Headline News 
A much-awaited CIA internal report revealing how individual agent's performed in the month leading up to the 9/11 attacks is slated to be released by September 3. Government accountability activities and widows of 9/11 victims  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
US hegemony spawns Russian-Chinese Military Alliance News Link  •  Military
US hegemony spawns Russian-Chinese Military Alliance
08-09-2007  •  Antiwar(Paul Craig Roberts) 
This week the Russian and Chinese militaries are conducting a joint military exercise involving large number of troops and combat vehicles. The former Soviet Republics of Tajikistan, Kyrgkyszstan, and Kazakstan are participating.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
The mandarins of money News Link  •  Economy - International
The mandarins of money
08-09-2007  •  Economist 
Central banks in the rich world no longer determine global monetary conditions. Exactly 30 years ago, in August 1977, The Economist published an article by Alan Greenspan, the former chairman of America's Federel Reserve  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
NATURE DOWN FOR COUNT: PART 3--DISMANTLING NATURE'S INFRASTRUCTURE Feature Article  •  Environment
NATURE DOWN FOR COUNT: PART 3--DISMANTLING NATURE'S INFRASTRUCTURE
Frosty Wooldridge
   With 6.6 billion humans abusing Mother Earth, what will it be like when 9.2 billion humans assault the planet? Find out in this final part of a book review on "WECSKAOP: What Every Citizen Should Know About Our Planet".
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Bob Novak endorses Ron Paul News Link  •  Eugenics
Bob Novak endorses Ron Paul
8-9-2007  •  Washington Times 
[Novak being Novak] When asked to rate the current field of Republican presidential candidates, Novak didn't have any kind words for the current top-tier field...Novak offered his personal endorsement of Texas congressman Ron Paul. "He's  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Feds plan new air passenger screening News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
Feds plan new air passenger screening
8-9-2007  •  AP 
Starting 6 months from now airlines operating international flights will be required to send the government their passenger list data before the planes take off rather than afterwards, as is now the case. Designed to give authorities more time to ide  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Stocks nailed as credit woes take driver's seat again News Link  •  Economy - International
Stocks nailed as credit woes take driver's seat again
8-8-2007  •  Marketwatch 
U.S. stocks turned negative, capping a three-day surge that had the Dow gaining the most in nearly four years, as credit worries turned global, with the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve advancing cash to capital markets.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Treasury says monitoring edgy markets News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Treasury says monitoring edgy markets
8-8-2007  •  Reuters 
The U.S. Treasury department said it was keeping a close eye on financial market activity as U.S. stock prices slumped in early trading on worries about subprime mortgage sector problems. "The Treasury Department continues to monitor markets and  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Mortgage delinquencies spreading: AIG News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Mortgage delinquencies spreading: AIG
8-8-2007  •  Reuters 
Residential mortgage delinquencies and defaults are becoming more common among borrowers in the category just above subprime, American International Group said. In a presentation on its subprime exposure, AIG, the world's largest insurer and one  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
BNP freezes $2.2 bln of funds over subprime News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
BNP freezes $2.2 bln of funds over subprime
8-8-2007  •  Reuters 
France's biggest listed bank, BNP Paribas, froze 1.6 billion euros ($2.2 billion) worth of funds, citing the U.S. subprime mortgage sector woes that have rattled financial markets worldwide.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Stocks tumble after BNP; ECB helps money markets News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Stocks tumble after BNP; ECB helps money markets
8-8-2007  •  Reuters 
World stocks tumbled after BNP Paribas became the latest bank to be hit by mortgage credit problems and shortage of cash in money markets prompted the European Central Bank to add emergency liquidity. The French bank froze more than $2 billion worth  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US withdrawal needed for security, Iran tells Iraq News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US withdrawal needed for security, Iran tells Iraq
8-8-2007  •  Reuters 
An end to violence in Iraq depends on the United States withdrawing its troops, Iran told Iraq's prime minister, seeking to deflect the blame for bloodshed that Washington directs at Tehran. Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki won pledges of support f  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's Feature Article  •  WAR: About that War
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic"
Stephen Lendman
   Noted law professor and president of National Lawyers Guild explains Bush administration crimes
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If you were a terrorist, how would you kill? News Link  •  TERRORISM
If you were a terrorist, how would you kill?
8-8-2007  •  NY Times 
NY Times asks readers to tell them how they would attack if they were terrorists. How about arranging for a year long subscription? They closed the list after 8 hours and 600 suggestions.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Tornadoes in Brooklyn...sheesh News Link  •  Weather News - Links - History
Tornadoes in Brooklyn...sheesh
8-8-2007  •  WCBS TV 
What was thought to be a violently windy thunderstorm that plowed through Brooklyn Wednesday morning turned out to be a weather event of historical proportions. The National Weather Service confirmed an EF1 tornado touched down in the Livingston-Rand  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Romney defends sons' lack of military service News Link  •  Eugenics
Romney defends sons' lack of military service
8-8-2007  •  USA Today 
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney defended his 5 sons' decision not to enlist in the military, saying they're showing their support for the country by "helping me get elected." Romney, who did not serve in Vietnam due to h  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
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