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Date Sent: 2008-05-16
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Friday, May 16, 2008
 
Pelosi chokes on the big one: Iraq War Funding -- US Military Cuts Ties with Chalabi

More members of the military turn against the terror trials -- Torture Policies Undermine 9/11 Case -- No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter… -- Bob Barr's line in the sand -- LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. THE COVER-UP CONTINUES ON THE USS LIBERTY -- Venezuela Offered Aid to Colombian Rebels -- What's next for the Ron Paul revolution? -- Cops Caught On Camera Stomping More Heads -- Ruwart Disappointed by Barr's Campaign Focus -- Palestinians Mark 1948 Uprooting With Rallies -- A Suckers Rally: Sales Up But Median Home Price Down 21% -- Letting Iran have nuclear arms "unforgivable": Bush Stuart hearing in Phoenix at 8:30AM today
 

More members of the military turn against the terror trials News Link  •  Torture
More members of the military turn against the terror trials
5-15-2008  •  Slate 
Key actors are declining to play their part in a piece of theater designed to produce all convictions all the time. These refusals, affecting two trials this week, suggest that the whole apparatus"seven years and counting in the making"cannot ever be  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Lies of Aggression<br>by Paul Craig Roberts News Link  •  Iran
Lies of Aggression
by Paul Craig Roberts

5-15-2008  •  LewRockwell 
The White House Moron has the roles reversed. It is not Iran that is threatening war. It is Bush. It is not Bush who is appeasing. It is Iran.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pelosi chokes on the big one: Iraq War Funding News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
Pelosi chokes on the big one: Iraq War Funding
5-15-2008  •  Rad Geek 
An unusual coalition of antiwar Democrats and angry Republicans in the House torpedoed a $162.5 billion proposal to continue funding the wars in Iraq. Instead, House members voted to demand troop withdrawals from Iraq  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter… News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
No, seriously, I could swear the water in this pot is getting a little hotter…
05-15-2008  •  radgeek.com 
Now the D.C. metropolitan police department has ordered 500 AR-15 assault rifles  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Torture Policies Undermine 9/11 Case News Link  •  Torture
Torture Policies Undermine 9/11 Case
5-15-2008  •  Consortium News 
The Pentagon’s decision to drop war-crimes charges against Mohammed al-Qahtani, the alleged "20th hijacker" in the 9/11 attacks, underscores the consequences of the Bush administration’s descent into torture and other abusive treatment of *  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bob Barr's line in the sand News Link  •  Eugenics
Bob Barr's line in the sand
5-15-2008  •  Thomas Knapp 
There are only two reasonably likely outcomes in Iraq: An orderly withdrawal on an announced timetable, or a "last helicopter out of Saigon as the embassy is overrun" scenario. Barr has now publicly positioned himself in support of the latt  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. THE COVER-UP CONTINUES ON THE USS LIBERTY News Link  •  Eugenics
LIKE FATHER LIKE SON. THE COVER-UP CONTINUES ON THE USS LIBERTY
5-15-2008  •  USSLiberty 
When Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., Commander in Chief, United States Naval Forces, Europe, ordered the cover-up on the attack of the USS LIBERTY it was a sure act of treason perpetrated on the American people and the crew of the LIBERTY  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Venezuela Offered Aid to Colombian Rebels News Link  •  World News
Venezuela Offered Aid to Colombian Rebels
5-15-2008  •  Washington Post 
High-ranking officials in Venezuela offered to help Colombian guerrillas obtain surface-to-air missiles meant to change the balance of power in their war with the Colombian government, according to internal rebel documents.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
What's next for the Ron Paul revolution? News Link  •  Eugenics
What's next for the Ron Paul revolution?
5-15-2008  •  Christian Science Monitor 
Ron Paul and his 1 million supporters aren't going away. And that's probably a good thing for America's future. While Senator McCain often sneered at Paul during their debates, many voters cheered Paul and poured $35 million into his camp  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Chinook Helicopter Production Line In Pennsylvania Sabotaged!! News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Chinook Helicopter Production Line In Pennsylvania Sabotaged!!
5-15-2008  •  AP 
The press (giving in to gov't pressure?) euphemistically is calling it "vandalism", but the report describes inside access to sensitive parts of the assembly line, and tinkering by someone who knows what they're doing. That's sa  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Capitalist Running-dog Girl Scout In Michigan Sells 17,328 Boxes Of Poisonous Bourgeois Decadence News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Capitalist Running-dog Girl Scout In Michigan Sells 17,328 Boxes Of Poisonous Bourgeois Decadence
5-15-2008  •  AP 
"It's made her really confident," she said. "I remember when she first started selling, she was very shy and quiet and you had to push her out to talk to customers, but now she's right out there, first to the door."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Revolution March! News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Revolution March!
05-15-2008  •  Revolution March 
Revolution March needs your help! This march is supposed to be a grassroots effort, so please, pledge to come and spread the news! July 12, West Side of Capitol Hill! We need donations, so gear up for the Memorial Day Money Bomb! Flyers at: http://ww  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mary-Grace Cook
Shift Happens: A New Paradigm for America Opinion  •  Philosophy: Liberalism
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Shift Happens: A New Paradigm for America
5-15-2008
Frosty Wooldridge
   Can the USA survive in the 20th century with its 20th century paradigm? The obvious answer bounces off most Americans heads as well as their leaders.
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Cops Caught On Camera Stomping More Heads News Link  •  Police State
Cops Caught On Camera Stomping More Heads
5/15/08  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
Not satisfied with using pain compliance to Taser people into submission, police officers have now begun to kick the living crap out of suspects just to make sure. An incident that occurred in Indiana yesterday marks another chapter in a wave of poli  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Ron Paul on KTSA San Antonio today News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Ron Paul on KTSA San Antonio today
05-15-2008  •  RON PAUL 
Ron Paul on KTSA San Antonio today  Read Full Story
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Reported by: War Onyou
Pix: Cheyenne Wells Machine Gun Shoot News Link  •  Gun Rights
Pix: Cheyenne Wells Machine Gun Shoot
05-15-2008  •  RidesAPaleHorse 
Nothing gets the blood flowing like a good old-fashioned Machine Gun Shoot! RidesAPaleHorse provides 16 pictures from the 10th Cheyenne Wells (CO) VFD Machine Gun Shoot, May 2-4 2008.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Olbermann on Bush's Sacrifice of Golf for the Troops News Link  •  Bush Administration
Olbermann on Bush's Sacrifice of Golf for the Troops
5-15-2008  •  NBC (video at bottom) 
"...nobody thought a president would ever seriously mention in public ... how he expressed his empathy with the families of the dead in Iraq by giving up golf."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ruwart Disappointed by Barr's Campaign Focus Feature Article  •  Eugenics
Ruwart Disappointed by Barr's Campaign Focus
Ernest Hancock
   "The Libertarian Party does not need a 'true conservative' at the head of its ticket in November, it needs a principled libertarian," said Dr. Mary Ruwart in response to Bob Barr's formal entry into the LP's presidential nom
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Palestinians Mark 1948 Uprooting With Rallies News Link  •  Palestine -- Israel
Palestinians Mark 1948 Uprooting With Rallies
5-15-2008  •  AP 
Palestinians marked the 60th anniversary of their uprooting with rallies, sirens and black balloons Thursday " an annual ritual made even darker this year by crippling internal divisions and diminishing independence hopes.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Border Patrol Hard At Work News Link  •  Immigration
Border Patrol Hard At Work
5-15-2008  •  BoingBoing 
Watch video of the highly paid, just the bestest trained officers trying to catch several men jumping out of a van. (funny) Maybe the border patrol should hire illegals to get the job done. Works for me.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The American Revolution Anniversary<br> by Kevin R. C. Gutzman News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
The American Revolution Anniversary
by Kevin R. C. Gutzman

5-15-2008  •  LewRockwell (h/t Minarchian) 
Today is the 232nd anniversary of the inauguration of the American Revolution. On May 15, 1776 Virginia’s ruling revolutionary May Convention adopted the resolutions that Virginians understood as launching the ship of independence.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Transatlantic Two-Step News Link  •  North American Union
Transatlantic Two-Step
5-15-2008  •  New American (h/t Dennis C) 
A process is underway to bring economic integration between the United States and the European Union includes an attempt to use "top down" pressure to bring about a "Common market" between the USA and the E.U.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
JPMorgan to start physical oil trade, eyes $200 oil News Link  •  Energy
JPMorgan to start physical oil trade, eyes $200 oil
5-15-08  •  Reuters.com 
JPMorgan will join a growing list of investment banks from Goldman Sachs to Barclays Capital seeking to boost profits on their big derivatives trading desks by gaining a foothold in physical markets.  Read Full Story
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Build a Homemade Hydroponics Garden Cheaply and Easily (Video) News Link  •  Agriculture
Build a Homemade Hydroponics Garden Cheaply and Easily (Video)
05-15-2008  •  The Hydroponic Garden Book 
Live in an apartment, or just want to grow herbs and veggies in a limited indoor space? Here are detailed instructions to make your own portable hydroponics system for around $50.00.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Barbara Peterson
A Suckers Rally: Sales Up But Median Home Price Down 21 Percent News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
A Suckers Rally: Sales Up But Median Home Price Down 21 Percent
5-15-08  •  HousingDoom.com 
Both Phoenix and Las Vegas saw YOY sales increases in April. High inventory and a cooling economy however, are liable to continue to depress prices and show that this is a "sucker’s rally". "Recovery" is still a long way off.  Read Full Story
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US Military Cuts Ties with Chalabi News Link  •  World News
US Military Cuts Ties with Chalabi
5-15-2008  •  MSNBC 
American military and civilian officials have cut off all contact with Ahmad Chalabi, the former favorite of Washington's neoconservatives, [for] "unauthorized" contacts with Iran's government. [not a divorce, just a trial separati  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
Letting Iran have nuclear arms News Link  •  Iran
Letting Iran have nuclear arms "unforgivable": Bush
5-15-08  •  Rawstory.com 
"Permitting the world's leading sponsor of terror to possess the world's deadliest weapon would be an unforgivable betrayal of future generations. For the sake of peace, the world must not allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon," Bush  Read Full Story
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Frances Fox Piven's Feature Article  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Frances Fox Piven's "Challenging Authority"
Stephen Lendman
   Piven's book is superb with a timely message.
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Opinion  •  Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
David Beito and Philippe Sands on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
Mark Jokel
  
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Enhancing the Legitimacy and Accountability of Global Institutions News Link  •  North American Union
Enhancing the Legitimacy and Accountability of Global Institutions
05-14-08  •  Joseph S. Nye; Trilateral Task Force Report #57 
Even though the [global] organizations are weak, their rules and resources can have powerful effects. Moreover, the protesters are right that long lines of delegation and lack of transparency often weaken accountability. We need to think harder about  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Bruce Barton
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