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Date Sent: 2008-05-15
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Thursday, May 15, 2008
 
Ex-officer covered up botched raid -- ICE Drugged Detainees Against Will for Deportation

Dibor Roberts to go to trial - by J.D. Tuccille -- GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi -- MISH: Flood of Foreclosures Prove Loan Modification Isn't Working -- Ron Paul discusses the Neocons -- What was discussed at closed session of US House? -- Democracy cannot Survive - by Howard Blitz -- What role for Democratic 'super-delegates'? -- Dr. Mary Ruwart: Tough Enough? -- Fox Business Interviews Ron Paul -- Mike Huckabee Is McCain's VP Choice? -- Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers -- Iran Plan To Cut Crude Output Due to Huge Surplus -- 1,000 Foreclosures/ Day in CA -- Smoke Nazis Roll Over Pipe Smokers Convention -- The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder - By Vincent Bugliosi -- Bank Repossessions Jumped 145% in April -- Wash. DC Police to be Armed With AR-15 Rifles -- States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Budgets -- Credit crisis makes Americans sell possessions For Phoenix a reminder, John Stuart hearing today at 8AM; John Edwards endorses Barack Obama
 

The Immigration Question<br>by Butler Shaffer News Link  •  Immigration
The Immigration Question
by Butler Shaffer

5-14-2008  •  LewRockwell 
The essence of the meaning of individual liberty: the freedom of people to move from one location on the planet to another without getting the permission of the state. This underlies current discussions on the so-called "immigration problem."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Man Says Cops Broke Into His Home and Ripped Out His Catheter News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Man Says Cops Broke Into His Home and Ripped Out His Catheter
5-14-2008  •  FOX News 
"The poor guy," Spinella said. "They ripped the catheter off his person. They assaulted the guy. He's got major problems as a result of this. He's a mess now." The police didn't have search warrants, Spinella said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Real Clear Numbers: 101,000 U.S. Casualties a Year News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Real Clear Numbers: 101,000 U.S. Casualties a Year
5-14-2008  •  Counterpunch 
Those violent episodes are just part of bringing the war home. It’ll be active on the home front for years to come. 1 in 3 of those who’ve been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan suffer from a brain injury or stress disorder or a mix of both these cond  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
It Is Definitely Fascism When it Happens to You News Link  •  Police State
It Is Definitely Fascism When it Happens to You
5-14-08  •  OnLineJournal.com 
In Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's world of an "Israelized" America, the terms SPOT (Screening Passengers by Observation Technique) and BDO (Behavior Detection Officer) are the new acronyms of Stasi-like control....  Read Full Story
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Airport-style scanners hit the streets for cops News Link  •  World News
Airport-style scanners hit the streets for cops
5-14-2008  •  This is London 
The powers enable officers to stop people and search them without the need to have "reasonable suspicion" that they are engaged in wrong doing.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ex-officer tells court he covered up botched raid News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Ex-officer tells court he covered up botched raid
5-14-2008  •  AP 
A former Atlanta police officer on trial for a botched drug raid that led to the death of a 92-year-old woman said he went along with a cover-up because he felt threatened by his fellow officers. Kathryn Johnston was shot 39 times by plainclothes nar  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Edwards endorses Obama News Link  •  Eugenics
Edwards endorses Obama
05-14-2008  •  RawStory.com 
Former Democratic U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama's White House bid  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Honda's ASIMO Directs Detroit Symphony Orchestra News Link  •  Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Honda's ASIMO Directs Detroit Symphony Orchestra
05-14-2008  •  YouTube 
ASIMO shouldn't quit his day job. But the future is going to be interesting.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
John Stuart Hearing to Dismiss Friday at 8:30AM Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
John Stuart Hearing to Dismiss Friday at 8:30AM
Powell Gammill
   This is going to be oral arguments over a motion to dismiss the case, or in the alternative, remand it back to a grand jury. [NOTE: I originally and incorrectly labeled this as being Thursday -- sorry for the confusion, Powell.]
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The Real News Link  •  Inventions
The Real "IRON MAN" - Top Gun Jet Man
05-14-2008  •  YouTube 
YouTube - FLYING VIDEO  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Pro Military and Anti-War Feature Article  •  WAR: About that War
Pro Military and Anti-War
Brock Lorber
   Professional soldiers are, by virtue of their humanity, anti-war.
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Pilot Flies Jet Powered Wings Over Swiss Alps News Link  •  Inventions
Pilot Flies Jet Powered Wings Over Swiss Alps
05-14-2008  •  Ginn 
Yves Rossy built his own wings--but unlike Icarus, when he took his maiden flight over the Swiss Alps--he never flew too close to sun.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Northern Soul News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Northern Soul
5-14-2008  •  Youtube (h/t Alannah) 
Music antiwar video  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi
5-14-2008  •  RealClearPolitics 
In a major blow to national Republicans, a Mississippi congressional seat that once voted for President Bush by a twenty-five point margin elected a Democrat on Tuesday by a 54%-46% margin; a startling wake-up call for a party in dire straits.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
In Houston Area - Electricity-Hungry Ants Are Grinding Technologically-Based Society Down News Link  •  Weird/Offbeat News
In Houston Area - Electricity-Hungry Ants Are Grinding Technologically-Based Society Down
5-14-2008  •  Yahoo News 
In what sounds like a really low-budget horror film, voracious swarming ants that apparently arrived in Texas aboard a cargo ship are invading homes and yards across the Houston area, shorting out electrical boxes and messing up computers.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Dibor Roberts to go to trial News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Dibor Roberts to go to trial
5-14-2008  •  by J.D. Tuccille 
[Just ran across this. Not much on it. Still has not gone to trial?] Woman late at night. Flashing lights behind her alone on a country road. Slows down but is looking for lighted area to pull off. Cop runs her off road, assaults and arrests her.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Flood of Foreclosures Prove Loan Modification Isn't Working News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Flood of Foreclosures Prove Loan Modification Isn't Working
5-14-08  •  Michael Shedlock / Mish 
Banks are so capital impaired they are not able to take writedowns until they raise still more capital. More asset sales are coming. In the meantime, because so many problem mortgages are securitized in pools, banks cannot act even if they wanted to.  Read Full Story
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Confirmed: John Edwards to endorse Barack Obama tonight News Link  •  Eugenics
Confirmed: John Edwards to endorse Barack Obama tonight
05-14-2008  •  LA Times 
Tonight, according to sources in the Obama campaign, Edwards will endorse Sen. Barack Obama at a rally in Michigan, a crucial state for Democratic plans to recapture the White House Nov. 4. (It matters not,... she is our King)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Ron Paul discusses the Neocons News Link  •  Eugenics
Ron Paul discusses the Neocons
5-14-2008  •  Youtube (h/t Kurt H) 
This is a speech given by Ron Paul on the House floor in which he names the neocons and the views they adhere to.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
What was discussed at a closed session of the U.S. House of Representatives? News Link  •  Police State
What was discussed at a closed session of the U.S. House of Representatives?
5-14-2008  •  Australia 24.7 
"Not only did members discuss new surveillance provisions as was the publicly stated reason for the closed door session, they also discussed: The imminent collapse of the US economy to occur by September 2008, the imminent collapse of US federal  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Top Ten Angry On-Camera Meltdowns News Link  •  Media: Television
Top Ten Angry On-Camera Meltdowns
5-14-2008  •  Youtube (h/t Barry Hess) 
Video guru Richard Blakeley (who's explored reportorial bloopers before) collected ten of our very favorite meltdowns by people whose job it is to not curse on TV. Some of these went out live, some were stolen from satellite feeds, but they'r  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
What role for Democratic 'super-delegates'? News Link  •  Eugenics
What role for Democratic 'super-delegates'?
05-15-2008  •  MSNBC 
Voters don’t choose the 842 unpledged “super-delegates” who comprise nearly 40 percent of the number of delegates needed to clinch the Democratic nomination. (Still think Hillary can't win?)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Let the Monkeywrenching begin June 5th News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Let the Monkeywrenching begin June 5th
5-14-2008  •  This June 5th 
On the 75th Anniversary of the death of the gold standard ... it is time to cash out.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Democracy cannot Survive Opinion  •  Constitution
Democracy cannot Survive
05-14-2008
Howard Blitz
   “A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. Fr
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Fox Business David Asman Interviews Ron Paul   05/13/2008 News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Fox Business David Asman Interviews Ron Paul 05/13/2008
5-14-2008  •  Youtube 
Sweeps month. Who ya gonna call for the economy? Da doctor.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Dr. Mary Ruwart: Tough Enough News Link  •  Eugenics
Dr. Mary Ruwart: Tough Enough
05-14-2008  •  YouTube 
Dr. Mary Ruwart, Libertarian for President, discusses the toughness needed for the candidate chosen to represent the Libertarian Party in 2008  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers News Link  •  Conspiracies
Air Force Aims for 'Full Control' of 'Any and All' Computers
5/14/08  •  blog.wired.com/ 
The Air Force wants a suite of hacker tools, to give it "access" to -- and "full control" of -- any kind of computer there is. And once the info warriors are in, the Air Force wants them to keep tabs on their "adversaries'  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Don't miss the gorilla! News Link  •  Weird/Offbeat News
Don't miss the gorilla!
5/14/08  •  www.marginalrevolution.com 
Picture yourself watching a one-minute video of two teams of three players each. One team wears white shirts and the other black shirts, and the members move around one another in a small room tossing two basketballs. Your task is to count the number  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Mike Huckabee Is McCain's VP Choice? News Link  •  Eugenics
Mike Huckabee Is McCain's VP Choice?
05-14-2008  •  Mondoreb 
Huck tops the list of John McCain's vice presidential choices, according to one campaign insider. Will it help?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Smoke Nazis Roll Over Pipe Smokers Convention, Individual Rights News Link  •  PC: Political Correctness
Smoke Nazis Roll Over Pipe Smokers Convention, Individual Rights
05-14-2008  •  Mondoreb 
Smoke Nazis in the Chicago area rolled over a pipe smokers' convention--and some individual freedoms along the way.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Iran Studies Plan To Cut Crude Output News Link  •  Iran
Iran Studies Plan To Cut Crude Output
5-14-08  •  Michael Shedlock / Mish 
Iran, OPEC's second-largest oil producer, more than doubled the amount stored in tankers idling in the Persian Gulf, sending ship prices higher as demand for some of its crude fell, people familiar with the situation said.   Read Full Story
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The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder - By Vincent Bugliosi News Link  •  Bush Administration
The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder - By Vincent Bugliosi
5-14-08  •  informationclearinghouse.info 
Even after Bush admitted on September 17, 2003, that he had “no evidence” that Saddam Hussein was involved with 9/11, he audaciously continued, in the months and years that followed, to clearly suggest, that Hussein was involved in 9/11.  Read Full Story
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1,000 Foreclosures per Day in California News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
1,000 Foreclosures per Day in California
5-14  •  Calculatedrisk.blogspot.com 
As bad as 2007 was, 2008 will be much much worse.  Read Full Story
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Oil Refiners and Oil Prices News Link  •  Energy
Oil Refiners and Oil Prices
5-14-08  •  Calculatedrisk.blogspot.com 
The demand for gasoline in the U.S. is falling, while world demand for oil is still strong. So the price of oil has risen sharply (because of global supply and demand, probably not speculation), while the price of gasoline in the U.S. hasn't kept  Read Full Story
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Bank Repossessions Jumped 145 Percent in April News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Bank Repossessions Jumped 145 Percent in April
5-14-08  •  Calculatedrisk.blogspot.com 
Banks will seize about 60,000 properties a month through December, when about 1 million U.S. homes, or a quarter of all homes for sale, may be bank-owned ...  Read Full Story
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ICE Drugged Detainees Against Their Will for Deportation News Link  •  Homeland Security
ICE Drugged Detainees Against Their Will for Deportation
5-14-08  •  Rawstory.com 
As they pinned him down so the nurse could punch a needle through his coveralls into his right buttock, one officer stood over him menacingly and taunted, "Nighty-night."  Read Full Story
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Washington D.C. Police to be Armed With AR-15 Rifles This Summer News Link  •  Police State
Washington D.C. Police to be Armed With AR-15 Rifles This Summer
5-14-08  •  WashingtonTimes.com 
Police in Miami and Los Angeles already use the weapons, and Chicago police have plans to use them in the near future.  Read Full Story
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Credit crisis makes Americans sell possessions News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Credit crisis makes Americans sell possessions
05-14-2008  •  waronyou 
Americans who have lost their homes in the property crisis are starting to lose their possessions too as even the cost of storage proves too much for them. Auctioneers across the United States are conducting sales at self-storage facilities, se  Read Full Story
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States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
States Seize Citizens' Property to Balance Their Budgets
05-14-2008  •  waronyou 
The 50 U.S. states are holding more than $32 billion worth of unclaimed property that they're supposed to safeguard for their citizens. But a "Good Morning America" investigation found some states aggressively seize property that isn'  Read Full Story
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