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Date Sent: 2007-08-17
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Friday, August 17, 2007
 
Diebold can't sell voting-machines unit -- Jury convicts Padilla in terrorism trial

'House Bombs' a Growing Risk for U.S. Troops -- Iraqi leader announces new alliance -- Chertoff threatening harassment against those who oppose Real ID -- Fed adds another $17 bln to US banking system -- Pentagon Paid $999,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers to Texas -- World stock markets dive to new lows -- US home construction dives to 10-year low -- NY police commissioner vilifies internet for terrorism -- First Illinois GOP straw poll -- MISH: Countrywide Bets the Farm -- MEXAMERICANADA: It's coming -- Federal Lawsuit Filed to Dump Diebold & Hand Count the Votes
 

Last Call for Anti-War Congressmen News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Last Call for Anti-War Congressmen
8-16-2007  •  Reason 
Anti-war Republican Congressman Wayne Gilchrest's (he talked to me here) re-election campaign just got harder as the Club for Growth (me on them here) goes all in for his Republican opponent.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Soldier dodges prison time for beating News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Soldier dodges prison time for beating
8-16-2007  •  AP 
“Considering the fact that on Monday when we went in there he was facing over 20 years and he was charged with fracturing somebody’s skull with a ball bat. ... He was happy with the result,” Waddington said. A reprimand is a very light sentence in a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
'House Bombs' a Growing Risk for U.S. Troops News Link  •  WAR: About that War
'House Bombs' a Growing Risk for U.S. Troops
8-16-2007  •  Washington Psot 
The 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division calls itself the "Send Me" brigade, and on Saturday, its soldiers were quick to send themselves to find the man who shot Pfc. William L. Edwards, a wide-eyed 23-year-old from Houston.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Backlash Over Book on Policy for Israel News Link  •  Books
Backlash Over Book on Policy for Israel
8-16-2007  •  NY Times 
“The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy” is not even in bookstores, but already anxieties have surfaced about the backlash it is stirring, with several institutions backing away from holding events with the authors.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
A New Tactical Twist in the Coming War on Iran
News Link  •  Iran
A New Tactical Twist in the Coming War on Iran
8-16-2007  •  by Chris Floyd (LewRockwell) 
An American strike on Iran is coming closer. It probably won't take place in the next few weeks, because Bush is on vacation and will not want to be disturbed. And it probably won't take the form that many have expected. But Bush himself has  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Iraqi leader announces new alliance News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Iraqi leader announces new alliance
8-16-2007  •  AP 
The Iraqi prime minister and president announced a new alliance of moderate Shiites and Kurds in a push to save the crumbing government Thursday, saying a key Sunni bloc refused to join but the door remained open to them. The political pact came a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Seniors head south to Mexican nursing homes News Link  •  Mexico
Seniors head south to Mexican nursing homes
8-16-2007  •  USA Today 
Douglas was shocked by the high cost and impersonal care at assisted-living facilities near her home. She joined a small but steadily growing number of Americans who are moving across the border to nursing homes in Mexico, where the sun is bright and  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Diebold can't sell voting-machines unit News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
Diebold can't sell voting-machines unit
8-16-2007  •  AP 
Diebold Inc. confirmed what had been widely speculated since January: That it tried and failed to sell its often criticized voting technology business. It will allow the unit to operate more independently, giving it a separate board of directors a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Brave New World: Brain wipe worked out for rats News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Brave New World: Brain wipe worked out for rats
8-16-2007  •  Reuters 
"Memory can be erased by applying a drug into a specific part of the brain that stores that memory," he said in a telephone interview. "Long-term memory can be erased."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Fed adds $17 bln to US banking system to ease credit woes News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Fed adds $17 bln to US banking system to ease credit woes
8-16-2007  •  AFP 
The Federal Reserve flexed its financial muscle again, injecting $17 billion dollars into the US banking system to ease a credit crunch triggered by fears over the ailing mortgage market. Has pumped a total $88 billion dollars into the financial mark  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Schumer bill would lift Fannie, Freddie caps News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Schumer bill would lift Fannie, Freddie caps
8-16-2007  •  Reuters 
U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said he would introduce legislation to temporarily lift the portfolio limits on mortgage finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac if their regulator fails to act. The bill would lift the cap by 5% to 10% and could be  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Bush, Harper, Calderon seen discussing market woes News Link  •  North American Union
Bush, Harper, Calderon seen discussing market woes
8-16-2007  •  Reuters 
U.S. President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderon are likely to discuss the current market turmoil when they meet in Quebec next week, a Canadian official said on Thursday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Legal actions highlight general's power News Link  •  Military
Legal actions highlight general's power
8-16-2007  •  AP 
In recent months, the senior Marine commander on the West Coast has dismissed charges against 3 troops implicated in the deaths of 24 Iraqis and reduced the sentences of three others in the kidnapping and murder of an Iraqi man. Lt. Gen. James Mat  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Chertoff threatening harassment against those who oppose Real ID News Link  •  Police State
Chertoff threatening harassment against those who oppose Real ID
08-16-2007  •  CNN 
Americans may need passports to board domestic flights or to picnic in a national park next year if they live in one of the states defying the federal Real ID Act....  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
 Pentagon Paid $999,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers to Texas News Link  •  Military
Pentagon Paid $999,798 to Ship Two 19-Cent Washers to Texas
8-16-2007  •  Bloomberg 
A South Carolina parts supplier collected about $20.5 million over 6 years from the Pentagon for shipping costs, including $998,798 for sending two 19-cent washers to an Army base in Texas, and $455,009 to ship 3 screws costing $1.31 each to Marines  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
World stock markets dive to new lows News Link  •  Economy - International
World stock markets dive to new lows
8-16-2007  •  AFP 
World stock markets plummeted on Thursday as credit crunch fears mounted, sending Wall Street sliding and London into its steepest one-day fall since the run-up to the Iraq war. Share prices across the world skidded lower as investors reacted to m  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US home construction dives to 10-year low News Link  •  Housing
US home construction dives to 10-year low
8-16-2007  •  AFP 
New home construction in the United States fell to a 10-year low in July, the government said Thursday in a report that signaled a further slowdown in the distressed housing market. The Commerce Department said housing starts plunged 6.1 percent in J  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Jury convicts Padilla in terrorism trial News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Jury convicts Padilla in terrorism trial
8-16-2007  •  Reuters 
Jose Padilla, a U.S. convert to Islam once accused by the Bush administration of plotting a radiological "dirty bomb" attack, was convicted on Thursday of unrelated charges he offered his services to terrorists. Padilla, 36, faces a poss  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NY police commissioner vilifies internet for terrorism News Link  •  Propaganda
NY police commissioner vilifies internet for terrorism
08-16-2007  •  CNET News 
"The Internet is the new Afghanistan," Kelly said, as he released a New York Police Department report on the homegrown threat of attacks by Islamist extremists. "It is the de facto training ground. It's an area of concern."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
Gaston County GOP Straw Poll News Link  •  Eugenics
Gaston County GOP Straw Poll
8-16-2007  •  Ron Paul Online 
Gastonia is not a country in Eastern Europe. It’s actually a North Carolina town just west of Charlotte, and tonight they had a county GOP meeting featuring barbecue at Alfred & Charlie’s BBQ House as well as a presidential straw poll.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
First GOP straw poll in Illinois News Link  •  Eugenics
First GOP straw poll in Illinois
8-16-2007  •  Heart of Illinois 
"You felt the enthusiasm in that room -- here it is, it was pouring rain at the time, and people were literally standing in the rain waiting to vote,” said Illinois State Republican Party Chairman Andy McKenna. [results at bottom]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Freedom ... in so many words.... News Link  •  Eugenics
Freedom ... in so many words....
8-16-2007  •  Youtube 
Unusual Ron Paul vid on YouTube -- should appeal to those who like word play. Great music, too!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jefferson Paine
Countrywide Bets the Farm News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Countrywide Bets the Farm
8-16-2007  •  MISH: Global Economic Analysis 
Countrywide tapped 11.5 billion of its credit line. When a company draws on its bank lines, it is basically out of options. Typically those bank lines are not meant to be used. Countrywide stopped Alt-A and Subprime. Merrill Lynch is talking about a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Shedlock
Peace & Justice - for Veterans and all of us Feature Article  •  Draft
Peace & Justice - for Veterans and all of us
Melinda Pillsbury-foster
   Peace is not the absence of war. Peace is a dynamic, vital condition where people reject the use of deceit, coercion or violence to achieve their ends. Work for peace and pledge to live it and help others on the path.
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MEXAMERICANADA: It's coming News Link  •  Foreign Policy
MEXAMERICANADA: It's coming
8-15-2007  •  PBS 
Our senators should stand strong against a movement to destroy American sovereignty. It is likely you haven't heard about it unless you obtain your news from the internet.The newspapers, radio, and television have chosen to ignore the plan-introd  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Federal Lawsuit Filed to Dump Diebold & Hand Count the Votes Feature Article  •  Voting: Vote Fraud
Federal Lawsuit Filed to Dump Diebold & Hand Count the Votes
Bob Schulz
   A federal lawsuit seeks to force Iowa election officials to hand count the ballots in public. As predicted in the complaint, Diebold voting machines failed at the Iowa Straw Poll and votes were totaled in private.
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