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Date Sent: 2007-10-10
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Wednesday, October 10, 2007
 
Dragonfly or Insect Spy? -- Chicago police to disband elite unit

Sorry 'Bout That Whole "Mistakenly Torturing You" Stuff -- MISH: Every Reason To Panic Over Portland Condo Glut -- Suit Sheds Light on Clintons’ Ties to a Benefactor -- Science teacher's brush with police ends in heart attack -- Washington Post editor says Bush, Gonzales should be tortured -- 52-cent doughnut theft may cost man 30 years to life -- Blackwater and "The End of America" -- US warns against Turkish action in Iraq -- Sarbanes-Oxley: Helping to nationalize accounting and auditing -- US forces torture TV reporter -- Photo enforcement generating millions -- Credit squeeze costs banks $18 billion -- Barbara Peterson: State Secrets Privilege -- Whitehouse leak severed a link to Al-Qaeda's secrets -- What is the State of US Nuclear Security? -- Killer of Russian Journalist Known -- Howard Blitz: 21st Century Myths -- US Army cordons off Baghdad suburb in preparation for massive attack -- Hillary and her War
 

 Chicago police to disband elite unit News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Chicago police to disband elite unit
10-9-2007  •  AP 
The Chicago Police Department will disband an elite drug and gang unit under state and federal investigation for allegations ranging from armed violence and home invasion to kidnapping and plotting a murder-for-hire, officials said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Anti-Iraq war protest goes ahead; England survives News Link  •  Activism
Anti-Iraq war protest goes ahead; England survives
10-9-2007  •  BBC News 
Anti-war protesters have marched down Whitehall to Parliament Square, despite being told the protest was illegal.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs. News Link  •  Police State
Dragonfly or Insect Spy? Scientists at Work on Robobugs.
10-9-2007  •  Washington Post 
Vanessa Alarcon saw them while working at an antiwar rally in Lafayette Square last month. "I heard someone say, 'Oh my god, look at those,' " the NY college senior said. "I look up and I'm like, 'What the hell is that?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Green Fuel, Literally News Link  •  Energy
Green Fuel, Literally
10-9-2007  •  Scientific Blogging 
This year, GreenFuel completed tests of its patented technology at Redhawk Power Station near Phoenix, Arizona. The technology addresses one of the tricky aspects of algae production.  Read Full Story
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Superferry sets off the battle of Kauai News Link  •  Activism
Superferry sets off the battle of Kauai
10-9-2007  •  LA Times 
Longtime residents of the Hawaiian island have found a focus for their resentment of nonstop development and tourism.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Geoffrey Hayes
Sorry 'Bout That Whole News Link  •  Torture
Sorry 'Bout That Whole "Mistakenly Torturing You" Stuff
10-09-2007  •  The Agitator 
The Supreme Court today refused to give a hearing to a German man who says he was wrongly abducted, imprisoned and tortured by the CIA in a case of mistaken identity.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
A neocon's warning about Ron Paul News Link  •  Eugenics
A neocon's warning about Ron Paul
10-9-2007  •  National Review 
I spoke at the Second Amendment Foundation’s annual Gun Rights Policy Conference. What I saw and heard there changed my mind about the viability of Ron Paul’s presidential candidacy; Paul is going to far outperform the expectations laid out for him.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Every Reason To Panic Over Portland Condo Glut News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Every Reason To Panic Over Portland Condo Glut
10-9-2007  •  MISH: Global Economic Analysis 
Portland's condo demand once appeared insatiable. Now, shelved projects and stalled construction dot the city. "No reason to panic" say real estate insiders. Portland is immune from the downturn. The same thing was said about Florida. W  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Shedlock
Ron Paul speaks at SAF (Second Amendment Foundation) conference News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul speaks at SAF (Second Amendment Foundation) conference
10-9-2007  •  RonPaulIntro (video links) 
2nd video down is the actual speech, the first is foreplay and the third afterglow. See what wowed National Review's Dave Kopel.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
A Blackwater Timeline Reference Link  •  Military
A Blackwater Timeline
Mother Jones 
   Here's a timeline of Blackwater from birth to the current abortion.
Entered by: Jean Carbonneau
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Suit Sheds Light on Clintons’ Ties to a Benefactor News Link  •  Corruption
Suit Sheds Light on Clintons’ Ties to a Benefactor
10-9-2007  •  NY Times 
When the Clintons took a family vacation in January 2002 to Acapulco, one of their longtime supporters, provided his company’s private jet to fly them there. Now there's a shareholder lawsuit.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Trouser Chili
Keeping Promises to Seniors<br>by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX) Feature Article  •  Eugenics
Keeping Promises to Seniors
by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, M.D. (R-TX)

Powell Gammill
   With our country's finances stretched thin, our credit limit fast approaching, and our currency inflated to the breaking point, there is no indication yet of any urgency on the part of Congress to rein in spending. The predictable answer is tax
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The End of American Sovereignty? Opinion  •  Constitution
The End of American Sovereignty?
10-10-2007
Dave Hodges
   Today, on October 10th, the Supreme Court will be hearing oral arguments in the case of Medellin v. Texas which will determine if the President of the United States can order the Texas state courts, in a death penalty case, to enact a decision by the
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 U.S. considered radiological weapon News Link  •  Military
U.S. considered radiological weapon
10-9-2007  •  Time 
In one of the longest-held secrets of the Cold War, the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to assassinate "important individuals" such as military or civilian leaders, according to newly declassified documents ob  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bloggers beware when you criticize the rich and powerful News Link  •  Internet
Bloggers beware when you criticize the rich and powerful
10-9-2007  •  IHT 
The daily blog, of a former U.K. ambassador to Uzbekistan vanished after Murray's British Internet provider received a flurry of ominous legal letters demanding the removal of "potentially defamatory" information about a mining mogul wi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
"Jena 6" Prosecutor: Jesus loves him, everyone else is just out to get him…
10-9-2007  •  Scholars & Rogues 
No matter how one feels about Mychal Bell’s past misconduct, Walters’ continuing press to prosecute both Bell and the other Jena 6 defendants as severely as possible raises questions about the sense of legal impartiality which he claims for himself i  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Science teacher's brush with police ends in heart attack News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Science teacher's brush with police ends in heart attack
10-9-2007  •  NY Daily News 
A mild-mannered Brooklyn high school teacher was nearly scared to death by cops who mistook him for a perp. When the violent encounter was over, he had suffered a heart attack and was dumped in the street by cops, who accused him of "acting."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Washington Post editor says Bush, Gonzales should be tortured News Link  •  Bush Administration
Washington Post editor says Bush, Gonzales should be tortured
10-9-2007  •  Raw Story 
An associate editor and columnist for the Washington Post says that until George W. Bush and others in his administration endure the "harsh" treatment to which terrorism suspects are subjected, then Bush "will be remembered as the pres  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
52-cent doughnut may cost man 30 years to life
News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
52-cent doughnut may cost man 30 years to life
10-9-2007  •  ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH 
A man's sweet tooth got the better of him. He stole a doughnut. A single doughnut. Authorities called it strong-arm robbery. The "doughnut man," faces 5 to 15 years in prison. Because he has a prior record, he could get 30 years to li  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Blackwater and News Link  •  Police State
Blackwater and "The End of America"
10-9-2007  •  After Downing Street 
Blackwater, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Gruman, and Arinc were awarded $15 billion to conduct global counter-narcotics operations, including inside the US.  Read Full Story
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Hillary attacks Iowans on War News Link  •  Eugenics
Hillary attacks Iowans on War
10-9-2007  •  Washington Post 
[Mrs. Clinton] said [the resolution] stressed robust diplomacy that could lead to imposing sanctions against Iran, and then pointedly said to Rolph that her view wasn't in "what you read to me, that somebody obviously sent to you."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US warns against Turkish action in Iraq News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US warns against Turkish action in Iraq
10-09-2007  •  Reuters 
The US cautioned Turkey on Tuesday against making an incursion into northern Iraq after Kurdish rebels launched attacks from there and urged both countries to work together to resolve the conflict. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Hunter stumbled upon pot plants News Link  •  Drug War
Hunter stumbled upon pot plants
10-9-2007  •  Columbian 
AMBOY - An elk hunter who wandered into a large marijuana growing operation near Amboy is fortunate to be alive, officials said Thursday.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Geoffrey Hayes
Sarbanes-Oxley:  Helping to nationalize accouting and auditing News Link  •  Philosophy: Fascism
Sarbanes-Oxley: Helping to nationalize accouting and auditing
10-09-2007  •  Karen Decoster Blog 
Sarbanes-Oxley, of course, was just a small step along the yellow brick road that will lead to total rule over private industry, especially in the realm of accouting and audit. Talk is heating up regarding the new Treasury Advisory Committee on the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Hunter mauled by bear north of Gardiner 
News Link  •  Outdoor Survival
Hunter mauled by bear north of Gardiner
10-9-2007  •  AP 
GARDINER, Mont. (AP) -- A bow hunter was mauled by a grizzly bear north of Gardiner Saturday morning, while hunters in another area reported shooting a grizzly bear they encountered in the afternoon....  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Geoffrey Hayes
Cop Uses BB Gun to Save 'Jarhead' Skunk
 
News Link  •  Humor
Cop Uses BB Gun to Save 'Jarhead' Skunk
10-9-2007  •  AP 
CARROLLTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) " These are the salad days for one lucky skunk. Officer James Kellett said a skunk whose head was stuck in an empty salad dressing jar wandered into the police station's parking lot.....  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Geoffrey Hayes
US forces torture Press TV reporter News Link  •  Torture
US forces torture Press TV reporter
10-09-2007  •  Press TV 
Press TV correspondent in Afghanistan, Fayez Khurshid has said that he was tortured by US forces after his illegal detention last night. According to Khurshid, foreign soldiers stopped him on the way home, grabbed him by the collar and asked if he w  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
New Mexico: Photo enforcement generating millions News Link  •  Camera Fraud
New Mexico: Photo enforcement generating millions
10-09-2007  •  The Newspaper 
Albuquerque, New Mexico's photo enforcement program has generated more the $10.6 million in revenue over the past two years. The city's Office of Internal Audit and Investigations examined accounting records last month to determine  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Another reason to distrust the MSM News Link  •  Media: Television
Another reason to distrust the MSM
10-09-2007  •  The Petrelis Files 
During the women's downright sisterly chat, Braver giddily discloses a troubling conflict of interest, one that shouldn't be readily simply because the reporter has revealed it. Braver's husband, Robert Barnett, packaged Cheney's boo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Credit squeeze costs banks $18 billion News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Credit squeeze costs banks $18 billion
10-09-2007  •  Financial Times 
The toll of big bank losses from the credit squeeze toppled $18 bn on Friday after Merrill Lynch and Washington Mutual revealed heavy damage inflicted by financial market turmoil. Merrill Lynch said it would take a $5bn writedown and record a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
State Secrets Privilege Feature Article  •  Police State
State Secrets Privilege
Barbara Peterson
   What is the State Secrets Privilege, and why should it concern us?
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Leak severed a link to Al-Qaeda's secrets News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
Leak severed a link to Al-Qaeda's secrets
10-09-2007  •  Washington Post 
Firm says Adminstration's handling of video ruined its spying efforts. A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month, and around 10 am on  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
What is the State of US Nuclear Security? News Link  •  Military
What is the State of US Nuclear Security?
10-09-2007  •  Star-Telegram(Texas) 
Last month, six W80-1 nuclear-armed AGM-129 advanced cruise missiles were flown from Minot Air Force Base, ND, to Barksdale AFB in Louisiana and sat on the tarmac for 10 hours undetected. Press reports initially cited the Air Force mistake of flying  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
TSA looks into using more airport body scans News Link  •  Homeland Security
TSA looks into using more airport body scans
10-09-2007  •  USA Today 
The TSA plans to expand its use of screening machines that look under passengers' clothing for hidden weapons. New York's Kennedy and Los Angeles International airports will get "backscatter" X-ray machines that the ACLU has called  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Just what is needed, more bureaucracy News Link  •  Homeland Security
Just what is needed, more bureaucracy
10-09-2007  •  TSA 
The Transportation Security Adminstration today announced the creation of the Office of Global Strategies. The mission of this office is to increase security by working proactively with our foreign partners and overseas operations affecting the US  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Wikileaks Reference Link  •  Whistleblowers
Wikileaks
Wikileaks 
   A place for journalists, truth tellers and everybody else; global defense of sources and press freedoms, circa now.
Entered by: Jean Carbonneau
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Killer of Russian Journalist Is Known, but nothing is done News Link  •  World News
Killer of Russian Journalist Is Known, but nothing is done
10-9-2007  •  NY Times 
The independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta and Russian prosecutors know the identity of the man who killed Anna Politkovskaya, its correspondent who was slain in a contract-style killing one year ago.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
21st Century Myths Opinion  •  Philosophy: Libertarianism
21st Century Myths
10-10-2007
Howard Blitz
   Paul Bunyan, Superman, and the Tooth Fairy are all myths that continue to this day. However, two myths that standout in today’s political climate are one, the political spectrum runs horizontally left to right from liberal to conservative and two, t
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US Army cordons off al-Doura in preparation for massive attack News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US Army cordons off al-Doura in preparation for massive attack
10--2007  •  KUNA 
US troops on Sunday cordoned off various neighborhoods in the area of al-Doura southern Baghdad, in preparation for launching a military operation against militias using the area as a barricade. [destroy it to save it]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Hillary and her War News Link  •  Eugenics
Hillary and her War
10-9-2007  •  Taki's Top Drawer 
Like John Kerry in 2004, Hillary has complained for years about "the way" the war has been prosecuted, but not about the real issue, which is "What are we doing there in the first place?" She avoids that issue. She does not disavo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Ron Paul Breakthrough News Link  •  Eugenics
The Ron Paul Breakthrough
10-9-2007  •  by Justin Raimondo (AntiWar) 
Ron Paul is breaking through. His call to return to the vision of the Founders, and the principles embodied in the Constitution, is piercing the wall of silence that surrounds the conduct of our disgraceful foreign policy. [Now the threats should sta  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Delay in reapproving surveillance may be opening for civil liberties protection News Link  •  Police State
Delay in reapproving surveillance may be opening for civil liberties protection
10--2007  •  Raw Story 
Congressional leaders delayed announcing permanent changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance act Friday, giving civil liberties advocates more time to push for explicit judicial oversight of surveillance aimed at Americans.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Dissolution of Our Culture: Ultimate  Breakdown of America Opinion  •  Politics: General Activism
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Dissolution of Our Culture: Ultimate Breakdown of America
10-9-2007
Frosty Wooldridge
   Kant said, "The two great dividers are religion and language." Massive, unrelenting immigration imports incompatible cultures and hundreds of languages that tear the fabric of our culture into shreds. Without bringing this "Human Kat
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LIBERACION DEL TELECOSMOS Opinion  •  Mexican United States Relations
Reflexiones Libertarias
LIBERACION DEL TELECOSMOS
10-08-2007
Ricardo Valenzuela
   Cuando las profecías anunciando el fin del mundo al cierre del primer milenio no se hicieron realidad; teólogos, poetas, filósofos, pasaron a considerar el final del Siglo XX y el inicio del tercer milenio, como el evento que sería un parte aguas en
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