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Date Sent: 2008-04-19
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Saturday, April 19, 2008
 
House Dems fund war to appear 'supportive of troops' -- Authorities lose patience with dying dolla

Why Waco Still Matters - by Anthony Gregory -- 'Secret' U.S.-North Korea deal irks South Korea -- e-Mail orders GOP delegates to stay out of politics at national convention -- New Orleans gears up for North American summit -- Why the U.S. cellphone system is un-American -- Senator: Let's monitor P2P for illegal files -- Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt' -- NATO admits supplying arms and food to Taliban -- EU to punish incitement to terrorism on Internet -- 1 in 33 Homeowners Predicted To Be In Foreclosure Within Next 2 Years -- Sorry, wrong house: Drug squad's raid nets lady drinking tea -- Another Cop Arrested/Charged For Falsifying DUI Reports -- Congressman introduces bill to decriminalize personal marijuana use -- Jimmy Carter and Hamas: Tea Time With Terrorists -- Bush and Brown Share Impatience on Iran -- Report reveals Iran seized British sailors in disputed waters -- Ron Paul supporters hungry for liberty -- Don’t Shoot! - by Max Raskin -- Updating Sami Al-Arian: His Ordeal Continues - by Stephen Lendman Oil hits over $116 a barrel
 

Why Waco Still Matters<br>by Anthony Gregory News Link  •  Police State
Why Waco Still Matters
by Anthony Gregory

4-18-2008  •  LewRockwell 
Every year for the last five years, I have written an article commemorating the Waco siege: the 51-day standoff from February 28 to April 19, 1993, between government agents " ATF, FBI and US military " and the Branch Davidians: a conflict ending in  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
e-Mail orders GOP delegates to stay out of politics at national convention News Link  •  Eugenics
e-Mail orders GOP delegates to stay out of politics at national convention
4-18-2008  •  Minnesota Post 
An email, called a "National Delegate Self-Nomination Form," sent to some 7th District GOP delegates warns them that they shouldn't expect much of a role or influence at the convention.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
'Secret' U.S.-North Korea deal irks South Korea News Link  •  Foreign Policy
'Secret' U.S.-North Korea deal irks South Korea
4-18-2008  •  Christian Science Monitor 
South Korea's president prepares to confront President Bush on a controversial secret deal reportedly drafted between American and North Korean negotiators. Senior South Korean officials say they still don't know the contents of the agreement  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Professor in Deadlocked Terrorism Case Could Face third retrial News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Professor in Deadlocked Terrorism Case Could Face third retrial
4-18-2008  •  NY Times 
Sami al-Arian, a computer science professor imprisoned for more than five years after pleading guilty to a single terrorism-related charge when his trial deadlocked, is back in legal limbo. He faces either deportation or a new indictment that could e  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
New Orleans gears up for North American summit News Link  •  North American Union
New Orleans gears up for North American summit
4-18-2008  •  Houston Chronicle 
The North American summit in Quebec last August drew several hundred protesters vocal on the war in Iraq and what they claimed was a gradual merging of the three countries.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
House Democrats to fund war to appear 'supportive of troops' News Link  •  WAR: About that War
House Democrats to fund war to appear 'supportive of troops'
4-18-2008  •  Rawstory 
House Democrats are poised to approve at least $170 billion in new war funding early next month in hopes of maneuvering domestic spending in with it, say lawmakers and aides  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Senator: Let's monitor P2P for illegal files News Link  •  Internet
Senator: Let's monitor P2P for illegal files
4-18-2008  •  cNet 
A prominent Senate Democrat said federal and local police should use custom software to monitor peer-to-peer networks for illegal activity, and he wants to spend $1 billion in tax dollars to help make that happen.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Why the U.S. cellphone system is un-American News Link  •  Communications
Why the U.S. cellphone system is un-American
4-18-2008  •  DVice 
Any TV you buy will work with any cable or satellite TV service you have. Any PC you buy, even a Mac, will work with any Internet service provider you use. So can you buy any cellphone you want regardless of who your carrier is? Of course. Unless you  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NATO admits supplying arms and food to Taliban News Link  •  WAR: About that War
NATO admits supplying arms and food to Taliban
4-18-2008  •  Guardian 
NATO forces mistakenly supplied food, water and arms to Taliban forces in southern Afghanistan, officials today admitted. A NATO spokesman said the pallets were carrying rocket propelled grenades, ammunition, water and food.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt' News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Pentagon institute calls Iraq war 'a major debacle' with outcome 'in doubt'
4-18-2008  •  McClatchy News 
The war in Iraq has become "a major debacle" and the outcome "is in doubt" despite improvements in security from the buildup in U.S. forces, according to a highly critical study published by the Pentagon's premier military edu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 EU to punish incitement to terrorism on Internet News Link  •  Internet
EU to punish incitement to terrorism on Internet
4-18-2008  •  Reuters 
"The Internet is used to inspire and mobilize local terrorists ... functioning as a virtual training camp. Each member state shall take the necessary measures to ensure that terrorist-linked offenses include ... public provocation to commit a te  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Authorities lose patience with collapsing dollar News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Authorities lose patience with collapsing dollar
4-18-2008  •  Daily Telegraph 
Washington is happy to watch the dollar slide. "They are not going to worry unless there is a knock-on effect on US equity or bond prices. So far that hasn't happened. There are no signs that the dollar decline has turned disorderly," h  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
How to Rob an African Nation News Link  •  Foreign Policy
How to Rob an African Nation
4-18-2008  •  der Spiegel 
The residents of a tiny African island nation have been dreaming of great wealth since oil was discovered in their territorial waters. Companies, foreign powers and corrupt politicians are scrambling for drilling licenses in hopes of striking it rich  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
1 in 33 Homeowners Predicted To Be In Foreclosure Within Next 2 Years News Link  •  Housing
1 in 33 Homeowners Predicted To Be In Foreclosure Within Next 2 Years
4-18-2008  •  Consumerist 
For those of you hoping that foreclosure crises has hit bottom, we've got some bad news. A new report released by the The Pew Charitable Trusts says that 1 in 33 homeowners is expected to be in foreclosure over the next two years, due primarily t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Sorry, wrong house: Drug squad's sledgehammer raid nets a dinner lady drinking tea News Link  •  Drug War
Sorry, wrong house: Drug squad's sledgehammer raid nets a dinner lady drinking tea
4-18-2008  •  Daily Mail 
It was 6.30am when half a dozen policemen with sledgehammers smashed the window of the red-brick terrace house and piled in to find their target. Instead of junkies crazed on crack, however, they found school dinner lady Kathleen Oldham sitting in he  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Another Cop Arrested/Charged For Falsifying DUI Reports News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Another Cop Arrested/Charged For Falsifying DUI Reports
04-18-2008  •  Sun Times 
The Cook County attorney's office has dropped over 150 DUI cases in which indicted Chicago cop John Haleas was the arresting officer. Haleas, 37, faces felony charges of perjury, official misconduct and obstruction of justice for allegedly lying  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
Congressman introduces bill to decriminalize personal marijuana use News Link  •  Drug War
Congressman introduces bill to decriminalize personal marijuana use
4-18-2008  •  Rawstory 
Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) has made good on his promise to introduce what he called the "Make Room for the Serious Criminals Bill." Co-sponsors are Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Sam Farr (D-CA).  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
AUN NO EMPIEZO A PELEAR Opinion  •  Mexican United States Relations
Reflexiones Libertarias
AUN NO EMPIEZO A PELEAR
04-17-2008
Ricardo Valenzuela
   En México los amantes de la libertad hemos sufrido un profundo desengaño ante el saboteo del último intento para liberar nuestro aparato productivo y, como ya es costumbre, los discípulos de Hugo Chávez aparecen en la primera fila de oscura fotografí
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Headstones: Strange, Creepy and Haunting Homages to the Dead News Link  •  Art
Headstones: Strange, Creepy and Haunting Homages to the Dead
4-17-2008  •  Ginn 
Five pictures of highly unusual headstones from the past.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Jimmy Carter Era: Record Misery, Malaise and Mismanagement News Link  •  History
Jimmy Carter Era: Record Misery, Malaise and Mismanagement
04-18-2008  •  Mondoreb 
A quick look back at the Jimmy Carter years, 1977-81.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Fair Tax: Starve the Federal Government News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Fair Tax: Starve the Federal Government
04-18-2008  •  Mondoreb 
Red Planet Cartoons takes advantage of Tax Day to highlight some of the advantages of the Fair Tax.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Rights Without Exceptions<br>By Jeff Snyder News Link  •  Gun Rights
Rights Without Exceptions
By Jeff Snyder

4-18-2008  •  FEE (h/t Kurt Hoffman) 
The statements of rights in the Bill of Rights are categorical and contain no exceptions. This form suggests that the rights referred to do not vary to suit the circumstance, are not to be “outweighed” in balancing tests with other rights or interest  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The reflection in Dick Cheney's glasses News Link  •  Humor
The reflection in Dick Cheney's glasses
4-18-2008  •  You and Media 
Forensic web imaging is allowing "we the people" to see behind the scenes. Here is an example using the mysterious naked woman reflection in Dick Cheney's sunglasses.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
Report reveals Iran seized British sailors in disputed waters News Link  •  Iran
Report reveals Iran seized British sailors in disputed waters
4-18-2008  •  London Times 
15 British sailors and Marines were seized by Iran in internationally disputed waters because the US-led coalition designated a sea boundary for Iran’s territorial waters without telling the Iranians where it was, internal Ministry of Defence briefin  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bush and Brown Share Impatience on Iran News Link  •  Iran
Bush and Brown Share Impatience on Iran
4-18-2008  •  NY Times 
President Bush and Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain expressed mounting impatience Thursday with Iran for proceeding with its nuclear enrichment work in defiance of the international community.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Don’t Shoot!<br>by Max Raskin News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Don’t Shoot!
by Max Raskin

4-18-2008  •  LewRockwell (h/t dan ward) 
That, of course, is the natural reaction any high school student should have when an armed officer unexpectedly drops in to speak to his class. Given the penchant police have for the tazer, it was with great trepidation I entered into this special gu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul supporters hungry for liberty News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul supporters hungry for liberty
4-18-2008  •  Houston Chronicle (h/t jeff) 
Their hero may not be the next president of the United States, but hundreds of Ron Paul supporters from across the nation gathered outside the U.S. Capitol for a volunteer-organized Freedom Rally....  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Why Coloradans Must Stop the Destruction of the Poudre River Opinion  •  Environment
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Why Coloradans Must Stop the Destruction of the Poudre River
4-18-2008
Frosty Wooldridge
   Dams used to bring greater prosperity. Today, they destroy nature, create more growth and leave the future in the hands of too many people without enough water. We cannot keep growing and we cannot keep adding population. We must come to balance and
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Immigration's Education Impact: America Losing Its Mind Opinion  •  Education: Government Schools
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Immigration's Education Impact: America Losing Its Mind
4-18-2008
Frosty Wooldridge
   As you saw on national TV, only 24 percent of Detroit's students graduate from high school. Across the nation, less than 50 percent of inner city kids graduate. We're creating a functionally illiterate subclass that becomes dependent with m
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Updating Sami Al-Arian - His Ordeal Continues Feature Article  •  Police State
Updating Sami Al-Arian - His Ordeal Continues
Stephen Lendman
   Bush administration's torture and brutalization of an innocent imprisoned man.
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