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Date Sent: 2007-08-14
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Tuesday, August 14, 2007
 
RonPaulRevolution Iowa Straw Poll -- Rove gives 2 week notice -- DHS req permission for air travel

DAN RATHER: Touch-Screen Voting Machine Failures -- US bill for Iraq private security grows -- US torture of US citizen went too far, experts say -- How the United States makes Pakistan more radical -- Bumbling CIA's failures hurt America -- Soldiers have 1 in 36 chance of dying on Afghan battlefield -- U.S. Officials Worry About Potential 'Tet Offensive' in Iraq -- Bush to bolster Iraq troop surge as antiwar lobby gives ground -- The Democrats Are Selling Out the Peace Movement -- Russia flying more missions near U.S. territory -- US Comptroller General urges we learn from fall of Rome -- Giuliani: 'Freedom Is About Authority' -- Feds knew about rampant child abuse for years and did nothing -- Huckabee’s secret sauce? The FairTax -- Rove may join Thompson campaign -- Ron Paul Wins Phone Poll -- What the Media Should Report About the Ames Straw Poll -- U.S. military starts new Iraq offensive -- Italy probe unearths huge Iraq arms deal Last man out alive of the World Trade Center speaking in Tucson (see details)
 

RonPaulRevolution in Ames, Iowa Straw Poll (Video) Feature Article  •  Eugenics
RonPaulRevolution in Ames, Iowa Straw Poll (Video)
Ernest Hancock
   Behind the scenes build up to the Iowa Straw Poll
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'DAN RATHER REPORTS' Present Conclusive Evidence of Touch-Screen Voting Machine Failures News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
'DAN RATHER REPORTS' Present Conclusive Evidence of Touch-Screen Voting Machine Failures
8-13-2007  •  Brad blog 
DAN RATHER REPORTS presents conclusive evidence of the failure of touch screen voting machines across the country. The episode, “The Trouble with Touch Screens,” is an entire hour devoted to new information on this story. From scientists involved in  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Cheney's neighbors topple Cheney statue in protest News Link  •  Bush Administration
Cheney's neighbors topple Cheney statue in protest
8-13-2007  •  Youtube 
Dick Cheney's neighbors in Jackson Hole, Wyoming topple him in effigy at a protest calling for his impeachment. The protest was held in front of the gate to his home in Jackson Hole on August 11, 2007 (VIDEO)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US bill for Iraq private security grows News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US bill for Iraq private security grows
8=13=2--7  •  Financial Times 
Two British companies providing security to US army engineers on reconstruction duty in Iraq were paid by the US military more than $200m more than was agreed in their original contracts, according to a report published in the US.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Back Home, More Frustration News Link  •  Politics: Democratic Campaigns
Back Home, More Frustration
8-13-2007  •  Washington Post 
The self-described "proud mother of an Army cavalry scout," Slocum is taking Iraq personally. She told Snowe in a matter-of-fact voice about her 27-year-old son, who is now home but shouts angrily at her, whose body trembles, who at times f  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US torture of US citizen went too far, experts say News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
US torture of US citizen went too far, experts say
8-13-2008  •  Christian Science Monitor 
Jose Padilla had no history of mental illness when President Bush ordered him detained in 2002 as a suspected Al Qaeda operative. But he does now. The Muslim convert was subjected to prison conditions and interrogation techniques that took him pas  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
When a US soldier in Iraq won't soldier News Link  •  Military
When a US soldier in Iraq won't soldier
8-13-2007  •  Christian Science Monitor 
No one looked comfortable at the sentencing hearing. Not family and friends who packed the US military courtroom's straight-backed benches. Not the rookie Army prosecutor in stiff dress greens who flushed with every "Your Honor." Not Ju  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
How the United States makes Pakistan more radical News Link  •  Foreign Policy
How the United States makes Pakistan more radical
8-13-2007  •  Daily Star 
There is little doubt that those allies of the Bush administration who have signed up to the "war on terror" were quite relieved when they heard that General Pervez Musharraf had managed to suppress the Red Mosque revolt in Islamabad recent  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bumbling CIA's failures hurt America News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
Bumbling CIA's failures hurt America
8-13-2007  •  Chicago Sun Times 
''The structure of our intelligence organization is faulty. It makes no sense. It has to be reorganized and we should have done it long ago. Nothing has changed since Pearl Harbor. I have suffered an 8-year defeat on this. . . . I will leave  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 The Progressive Values of News Link  •  Politics: Democratic Campaigns
The Progressive Values of "Responsible" Democrats
8-13-2007  •  Once Upon a Time 
If you believe the United States has the "right" to take "offensive military action against Iran" -- that is, against a nation that does not threaten us now and will not threaten us for years to come, if ever -- and if you believe  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Fear, Frenzy, and FISA News Link  •  Police State
Fear, Frenzy, and FISA
8-13-2007  •  Reason magazine 
How the Bush administration has kept Congress locked in a September 12 state of panic.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Britain’s frontline soldiers have 1 in 36 chance of dying on Afghan battlefield News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Britain’s frontline soldiers have 1 in 36 chance of dying on Afghan battlefield
8-13-2007  •  London Times 
Britain’s frontline troops in Afghanistan are being killed at such a rate that, were it to continue, one in 36 would not survive a six-month tour of the country. In Iraq, as many as one in 100 of all service personnel could die during a six-month  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. Officials Worry About Potential 'Tet Offensive' in Iraq News Link  •  WAR: About that War
U.S. Officials Worry About Potential 'Tet Offensive' in Iraq
8=13=2--7  •  FOX News 
Bush administration officials are concerned about a spectacular attack or series of attacks designed to coincide with the September release of a critical progress report in Iraq, a senior administration official confirmed to FOX News.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bush to bolster Iraq troop surge as antiwar lobby gives ground News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Bush to bolster Iraq troop surge as antiwar lobby gives ground
8-13-2007  •  London Times 
President Bush plans to continue his Iraq troop surge well into next year after a string of positive reports left Democrats increasingly powerless to end the war.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The truth behind the Pollack-O'Hanlon trip to Iraq News Link  •  NeoCons
The truth behind the Pollack-O'Hanlon trip to Iraq
8-13-2007  •  By Glenn Greenwald 
O'Hanlon's answers, along with several other facts now known, demonstrate rather conclusively what a fraud this Op-Ed was, and even more so, the deceitfulness of the intense news coverage it generated. Most of the critical attention focused o  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Democrats Are Selling Out the Peace Movement News Link  •  Activism
The Democrats Are Selling Out the Peace Movement
8-13-2007  •  by Justin Raimondo (AntiWar) 
And much of the peace movement is selling out to the Democrats…Even as they call for an end to the war and pledge to bring the troops home, the Democratic presidential candidates are setting out positions that could leave the United States engaged in  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Russia flying more missions near U.S. territory News Link  •  Foreign Policy
Russia flying more missions near U.S. territory
8-13-2007  •  Reuters 
Russian bombers are flying more missions than normal near U.S. territory, including Alaska, demonstrating their long-range strike capability, U.S. and Canadian officials said on Monday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Secrecy may be spy program's defense News Link  •  Police State
Secrecy may be spy program's defense
8-13-2007  •  AP 
The Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program has a built-in feature the Justice Department believes may shield it from ever being challenged as unconstitutional: secrecy.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Researchers create paper thin foldable battery News Link  •  Energy
Researchers create paper thin foldable battery
8-13-2007  •  AFP 
US researchers said Monday that they have invented a super lightweight, flexible, biodegradable battery in the form of a piece of paper in a development that is sure to create a buzz among makers of consumer electronics.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US Comptroller General urges we learn from fall of Rome News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
US Comptroller General urges we learn from fall of Rome
8-13-2007  •  Financial Times 
The US government is on a ‘burning platform’ of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country’s  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 New suspicious payments uncovered at Siemens News Link  •  Economy - International
New suspicious payments uncovered at Siemens
8-13-2007  •  Reuters 
Internal investigators have uncovered more than $1.4 billion of dubious payments at Siemens' telecoms and turbines divisions, far more than previously thought, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung said. "We're talking about enormous sums," the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Slaves found in Chinese brick factories News Link  •  Economy - International
Slaves found in Chinese brick factories
8-13-2007  •  AP 
China is still freeing people " including children " forced to work as slaves in illegal brick factories, two months after the scandal involving the brick yards was exposed, officials said Monday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Feds knew about rampant child abuse for years and did nothing News Link  •  Corruption
Feds knew about rampant child abuse for years and did nothing
08-13-2007  •  Grits For Breakfast 
Federal watchdogs discreetly collected information and discussed fine legal points as the assaults piled up. More than 2,000 allegations of staff abusing inmates were confirmed by the Texas Youth Commission from January 2003 to December 2006.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
DHS rules to require ID papers AND permission for all air travel News Link  •  Homeland Security
DHS rules to require ID papers AND permission for all air travel
08-13-2007  •  Identity Project 
All would-be passengers on international OR domestic flights to, from, over, via, or within the U.S. would have to have government-issued ID AND explicit case-by-case prior permission from DHS to the airline to allow each passenger to b  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
Ron Paul up on Intrade News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul up on Intrade
8-13-2007  •  LewRockwell 
"Ron Paul jumped two full points on Intrade today to reach 6.0% to get the Republican nomination, by far a new high for him. Guess that means Iowa musta been a success, eh? McCain is at 6.2%, which means that if Paul goes up a little tomorrow an  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Huckabee’s secret sauce? The FairTax News Link  •  Eugenics
Huckabee’s secret sauce? The FairTax
8-13-2007  •  Eye on 08 
Mike Huckabee’s coalition included the FairTax, and they turned out bodies for him. Here’s some corroborating evidence.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
By the Time We Got to Ronstock News Link  •  Eugenics
By the Time We Got to Ronstock
8-13-2007  •  Reason magazine 
With the Paul campaign at the Iowa Republican Straw Poll. Father Mitt delivers a gauzy speech about the joys of the Hawkeye State. Then the video cameras pick up an awful din. “Ron PAUL! Ron PAUL! Ron PAUL!”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Observers predicting Rove may join Thompson campaign News Link  •  Eugenics
Observers predicting Rove may join Thompson campaign
8-13-2007  •  Raw Story 
Hours after Karl Rove announced he would leave the White House, political observers began predicting where the political guru would next work his magic. Speculation centered on Fred Thompson's campaign, which observers said would be a logical  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul Wins Phone Poll News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Ron Paul Wins Phone Poll
0000-00-00  After Surveying 3000 Republican Americans by phone these are the results: Ron Paul - 45% Mitt Romney - 20% John Mccain - 8% Giuliani - 7% None of the above - 20%  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Tom Westbrook
High Risk Spending<br>by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX) Feature Article  •  Economy - Economics USA
High Risk Spending
by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX)

Powell Gammill
   The link between the size of government and the mismanagement that leads to wasted money. If the government was restrained within its proper constitutional functions, it would be far better managed and much more readily would proper oversight occur.
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What the Media Should Report About the Ames Straw Poll News Link  •  Eugenics
What the Media Should Report About the Ames Straw Poll
8-13-2007  •  USA Election Polls 
I would first like to congratulate Mitt Romney for his impressive win at the Ames Straw Poll before I start criticizing him and tell you what the media is not reporting. I cannot give the Romney campaign the win here today because his 31% at Ames is  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Last man out alive of the World Trade Center speaking in Tucson Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
Last man out alive of the World Trade Center speaking in Tucson
Powell Gammill
   The 'Last Man Out' of the North Tower at the World Trade Center recounts his chilling and provocative story and his lingering questions in upcoming Tucson, AZ speech.
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 U.S. military starts new Iraq offensive News Link  •  WAR: About that War
U.S. military starts new Iraq offensive
8-13-2007  •  AP 
Singled out Sunni insurgents linked to al-Qaida in Iraq and said the Shiite extremists were being backed by Iran. The military accused Tehran of supplying militias with arms and training to attack U.S. forces. Iran denies the allegations.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
COMMON SENSE: DENVER'S PETER  BOYLES Opinion  •  Media: Radio
CONNECTING THE DOTS
COMMON SENSE: DENVER'S PETER BOYLES
8-13-2007
Frosty Wooldridge
   Who will stand up for America? Who will speak out against our country being overrun by millions of illegal aliens? Answer: Peter Boyles of Denver's KHOW Clear Channel. Watch him take on the president and win!
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Karl Rove gives two weeks notice News Link  •  Bush Administration
Karl Rove gives two weeks notice
8-13-2007  •  AP 
Karl Rove, President Bush's close friend and chief political strategist, plans to leave the White House at the end of August, joining a lengthening line of senior officials heading for the exits in the final 1 1/2 years of the administration.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Italy probe unearths huge Iraq arms deal News Link  •  World News
Italy probe unearths huge Iraq arms deal
08-13-2007  •  AP 
In a hidden corner of Rome's busy Fiumicino Airport, police dug quietly through a travler's checked baggage, looking for smuggled drugs. What they found instead was a catalog of weapons, a clue to something bigger.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Cheney: Invasion of Iraq Would Lead to ‘Quagmire’ News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Cheney: Invasion of Iraq Would Lead to ‘Quagmire’
8-12-2007  •  AntiWar blog 
A video has surfaced of Dick Cheney predicting an invasion of Iraq would lead to a “quagmire.” In 1994, Cheney explained his reasons for not advocating an invasion of Iraq following the first gulf war:  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
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