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Date Sent: 2007-08-20
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Monday, August 20, 2007
 
Armed Robots Pushed to Police -- Asia Stocks Jump Most in 5 Years

Bush-Petraeus 10-Year Plan Means a Draft -- How Ron Paul as President Would Affect the US Dollar -- How Rove Directed Federal Assets for GOP Gains -- Minister prays for 'death for his tax critics' -- ACLU: Reid and Pelosi “rolled over” on FISA -- Run on banks; Wal-Mart customers 'running out of money' -- Does America Need Another 9/11? -- Padilla Case a Source of Deep Shame for America -- N.M. planning medical marijuana program -- Error in Ark. law allows kids to marry -- Uncut edition of Kerouac's 'On The Road' -- Ron Paul: Stunning Victories -- Police Paid By Number Of Tickets Written -- Commerce, Treasury funds helped boost GOP campaigns -- Only the Kurds now back US occupation -- City shortens traffic lights to increase ticket profits -- Terror trial witness falters -- Right There on the Tarmac, the Inmates Revolt
 

Bush-Petraeus 10-Year Plan Means a Draft News Link  •  Draft
Bush-Petraeus 10-Year Plan Means a Draft
8-20-2007  •  HuffPo 
Every other indicator is that these are fairy tales cooked up by the White House PR machine to try to cauterize their bleeding support. Almost like clock-work the White House breaks the glass of their magical PR machine every time they're about t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
How Ron Paul as President Would Affect the US Dollar News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
How Ron Paul as President Would Affect the US Dollar
8-20-2007  •  Currency Trading 
A staunch supporter of lower taxes, a dramatically smaller government, and long-term conservative monetary policy, a Ron Paul presidency could mean big changes for the US Dollar and its relationship to other currencies. We investigate the specific af  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Warnings were missed in U.S loan meltdown News Link  •  Economy - International
Warnings were missed in U.S loan meltdown
08-20-2007  •  International Herald Tribune 
Although a Republican who served briefly on the White House economic team of President George W. Bush, Bernanke has shown himself to be no laissez-faire ideologue...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
How Rove Directed Federal Assets for GOP Gains News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
How Rove Directed Federal Assets for GOP Gains
8-20-2007  •  Washington Post 
Thirteen months before President Bush was reelected, chief strategist Karl Rove summoned political appointees from around the government to the Old Executive Office Building. The subject of the Oct. 1, 2003, meeting was "asset deployment,"  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Yen Falls Versus Euro, Dollar; Asia Stocks Jump Most in 5 Years News Link  •  Economy - International
Yen Falls Versus Euro, Dollar; Asia Stocks Jump Most in 5 Years
8-20-2007  •  Bloomberg 
The yen fell against the euro and the dollar for a second day as a rebound in stock markets across Asia prompted investors to borrow in Japan to buy higher-yielding assets. Japan's currency declined as the Morgan Stanley Capital International  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Novell has the right to quash any lawsuits based on Unix licenses News Link  •  Technology: Software
Novell has the right to quash any lawsuits based on Unix licenses
08-20-2007  •  ComputerWorld 
The SCO Group’s $5 billion threat against Linux is effectively finished. On Friday, Aug. 10, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled that SCO doesn’t actually own the copyrights that it was using to threaten " and in some cases, sue " Linux users.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
California Minister prays for 'death for his tax critics' News Link  •  Religion: Believers
California Minister prays for 'death for his tax critics'
8-20-2007  •  SNAFU-ed 
The Rev. Wiley S. Drake of the First Southern Baptist Church who endorsed former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee for president, has asked his followers to pray for the deaths of those who lodged a complaint against him with the IRS.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul Detractors Need a Wake Up Call News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul Detractors Need a Wake Up Call
8-20-2007  I’ve noticed a number of people on the Internet complaining about Ron Paul supporters recently. Many of them have the same complaint, that Ron Paul supporters are too pervasive. They call them Ron Paul spammers. They claim that a very few people are  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Illinois Straw Poll with Ron Paul Activists News Link  •  Eugenics
Illinois Straw Poll with Ron Paul Activists
8-20-2007  •  Youtube 
Illinois head of GOP tears Ron Paul sign out of hands of a supporter and hands it to a colleague who stands on it about half way through the video. Chicago Tribune reported this, video just shows man standing on sign.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Artificial life likely in 3 to 10 years - Secular and Theological impacts unknown News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Artificial life likely in 3 to 10 years - Secular and Theological impacts unknown
08-20-2007  Around the world, a handful of scientists are trying to create life from scratch and they're getting closer. Prepare for the world to turn upsidedown!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Karl Rove appeared on three Sunday shows for goodbye interviews News Link  •  Bush Administration
Karl Rove appeared on three Sunday shows for goodbye interviews
08-20-2007  •  Washington Post 
A weekly roundup of the buzz from the Sunday talk shows. He confided that it was not even his idea to come on the shows. "Somebody else made the decision for me," he said, "and I'm just doing what I was instructed to do."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
ACLU: Reid and Pelosi “rolled over” on FISA News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
ACLU: Reid and Pelosi “rolled over” on FISA
8-20-2007  •  Raw Story 
The ACLU, is fighting mad over the newly approved domestic surveillance, and their new ad campaign is pulling no punches in identifying Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi as letting themselves be led like sheep to the shearer.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Edwards, Foreclosure Critic, Has Investing Tie to Subprime Lenders News Link  •  Eugenics
Edwards, Foreclosure Critic, Has Investing Tie to Subprime Lenders
8-20-2007  •  Wall Street Journal 
As a presidential candidate, Democrat John Edwards has regularly attacked subprime lenders, particularly those that have filed foreclosure suits against victims of Hurricane Katrina. But as an investor, Mr. Edwards has ties to lenders foreclosing on  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Run on banks; Wal-Mart customers 'running out of money' News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Run on banks; Wal-Mart customers 'running out of money'
8-20-2007  •  Raw Stroy 
Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott Jr. says customers are "running out of money." Earlier this week, consumer juggernauts Home Depot and Wal-Mart reported softer than expected earnings.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Armed Robots Pushed to Police News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Armed Robots Pushed to Police
8-20-2007  •  Wired 
Armed robots -- similar to the ones now on patrol in Iraq -- are being marketed to domestic police forces. None of the gun-toting 'bots appear to have been deployed domestically, yet. Both cops and company officials say it's only a matter o  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Cheney, Lieberman and Iran War Conspiracy News Link  •  Iran
Cheney, Lieberman and Iran War Conspiracy
8-20-2007  •  HuffPo 
I was never one of those who believed the Bush administration was getting ready to attack Iran in 2006 or early 2007. But it is now clear that at least Vice President Dick Cheney is conspiring to push through a specific plan for war with Iran. And Se  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Between the Two Rivers, Lack of Water Kills News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Between the Two Rivers, Lack of Water Kills
8-20-2007  •  by Ali al-Fadhily (AntiWar) 
The collapse of Iraq's infrastructure has created a worsening water crisis that is killing untold numbers of Iraqis. Iraq, with its famous Tigris and Euphrates rivers that run the length of the country, is now unable to provide drinking water  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Does America Need Another 9/11?
An interview with Stu Bykofsky News Link  •  TERRORISM
Does America Need Another 9/11? An interview with Stu Bykofsky
8-20-2007  •  by Scott Horton (AntiWar) 
Scott Horton takes Stu Bykofsky of the Philadelphia Daily News to task for his suggestion that America needs another 9/11. By the end of the interview, Scott is practically straddling Bykofsky and pummeling him with facts, when Bykofsky goes whoops!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Effecting Regime Change in Iran News Link  •  Iran
Effecting Regime Change in Iran
8-20-2007  •  by Gordon Prather (AntiWar) 
Listing the Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group would set in motion a series of automatic sanctions that would make it easier for the United States to block financial accounts and other assets the Guards control. Why now?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Padilla Case a Source of Deep Shame for America News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Padilla Case a Source of Deep Shame for America
8-20-2007  •  by Alan Bock (AntiWar) 
The New York Times actually painted the conviction of terrorism suspect Jose Padilla as "a significant victory for the Bush administration." If anything, it was a repudiation of the way the administration handled his case. But that doesn’t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Sentinel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Sentinel files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
8-20-2007  •  Reuters 
Sentinel Management Group Inc., a U.S. futures commission merchant whose decision to freeze client accounts on Tuesday helped roil global financial markets, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late on Friday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 N.M. planning medical marijuana program News Link  •  Eugenics
N.M. planning medical marijuana program
8-20-2007  •  AP 
Gov. Bill Richardson ordered the state Health Department on Friday to resume planning of a medical marijuana program despite the agency's worries about possible federal prosecution.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Candidates develop foot-in-mouth disease News Link  •  Eugenics
Candidates develop foot-in-mouth disease
8-20-2007  •  AP 
Just about every Republican and Democrat has flubbed an answer to a question or made a borderline inappropriate comment " some so uncomfortable they make you cringe " only to take back the remarks or seek to clarify them later when under fire.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Error in Ark. law allows kids to marry News Link  •  Marriage
Error in Ark. law allows kids to marry
8-20-2007  •  AP 
A law passed this year allows Arkansans of any age " even infants " to marry if their parents agree, and the governor may have to call a special session to fix the mistake, lawmakers said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Uncut edition of Kerouac's 'On The Road' issued 50 years later News Link  •  Books
Uncut edition of Kerouac's 'On The Road' issued 50 years later
8-20-2007  •  AP 
Now, 50 years on, the tale of disaffected youth struggling to find a place in post-war America is to be re-released in its original form, unedited, cruder and more erotic, and with the real names of Jack Kerouac's traveling companions restored.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Ron Paul: Stunning Victories News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul: Stunning Victories
8-19-2007  •  Stop Wasting Money 
Chalk a surprising victory up to Ron Paul in the early days of the presidential race. There was a low-profile straw poll in Alabama, and he won in a landslide. I'm sure critics will laugh this one off, and the mainstream media is ignoring it. But  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul Left To Tout Small Wins News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul Left To Tout Small Wins
8-19-2007  •  2008 Central 
[Another message to the supporters of Ron Paul, and his campaign.] The problem for Paul is that a lot of his supporters take things too far; touting online polls or sparsely attended straw polls as evidence of far wider support. That’s not the case  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Republican Assembly Holds Informal Straw Poll News Link  •  Eugenics
Republican Assembly Holds Informal Straw Poll
8-19-2007  •  NBC TV13 
On Saturday, the Alabama Republican Assembly tried to get a sense of which conservative candidate Alabamians are supporting most by holding an informal straw poll at the Bryant Conference Center. Out of 266 ballots cast, it was  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Criminal Informants and Corrution News Link  •  Corruption
Criminal Informants and Corrution
08-19-2007  •  SF Chronicle 
The government's long-standing, secretive practice of using criminal informants is finally getting its day in court - and in Congress. Last month, a federal judge ordered the FBI to pay $102 million for knowingly using the false testimony...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
Police Paid By Number Of Tickets Written News Link  •  Corruption
Police Paid By Number Of Tickets Written
08-19-2007  •  Detroit News Ch.4 
Redford Police’s recent policy change pays officers time-and-a-half their hourly wages, according the number of tickets written, and not the actual hours worked.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
At least one eastern liberal newspaper News Link  •  Gun Rights
At least one eastern liberal newspaper "gets it" regarding the 2nd Amendment
8-19-2007  •  Luural Inquirer 
In the aftermath of the Petit family slayings in Cheshire, all reached for explanations: Time to admit the 'gun nuts' are right!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Commerce, Treasury funds helped boost GOP campaigns News Link  •  Bush Administration
Commerce, Treasury funds helped boost GOP campaigns
08-18-2007  •  McClatchy 
Top Commerce and Treasury Dept officials appeared with Republican officials appeared with Republican candidates and doled out millions in federal money in battleground congressional districts and states after receiving White House  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
New Giuliani flip-flop: Immigration News Link  •  Eugenics
New Giuliani flip-flop: Immigration
08-18-2007  •  Mother Jones 
Here's what Giuliani said in a 1996 speech at Harvard: "We're never, ever going to be able to totally control immigration to a country that is as large as ours, that has borders that are as diverse as the borders of the US, and as a soc  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Missouri city shortens traffic lights to increase ticket profits News Link  •  Corruption
Missouri city shortens traffic lights to increase ticket profits
08-18-2007  •  The Newspaper 
Springfield found that lengthening yellow warning times at intersections with photo radar cameras eliminated ticket profits. To increase profits, the city will move the cameras to intersections with shorter yellow warning times.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
Iraqi Sunnis slam new Shiite, Kurdish alliance News Link  •  World News
Iraqi Sunnis slam new Shiite, Kurdish alliance
08-18-2007  •  AFP 
Leaders of Iraq's disenchanted Sunni Arab community on Friday slammed the new Shiite and Kurdish alliance formed to salvage Prime Minister Nur al-Maliki's national unity government. Maliki and President Jalal Talabani, however, made fresh at  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
US agency is swamped by requests for visas News Link  •  Immigration
US agency is swamped by requests for visas
08-18-2007  •  New York Times 
Immigration authorities have received about 300,000 applications for high-skilled-employment visas since July 1, federal officials said yesterday, a deluge unleased after the feds first said it would not accept any applications for those visas  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Charity trial witness falters News Link  •  TERRORISM
Charity trial witness falters
08-18-2007  •  LA Times 
An Israeli intelligence agent whose earlier testimony linked a US-based Islamic charity to Hamas acknowledged Thursday that none of the overseas charities it supported has appeared among hundreds of names on US government terrorist lists.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Right There on the Tarmac, the Inmates Revolt News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
Right There on the Tarmac, the Inmates Revolt
08-18-2007  •  New York Times 
Just last weekend, for example, a Customs computer breakdown at Los Angeles International Airport stranded more than 17,000 international passengers on planes, some for more than 10 hours.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
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