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Date Sent: 2008-05-17
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Saturday, May 17, 2008
 
US sees need for "tangible action" on Iran -- Florida, Michigan delegates can't save Clinton

Bernanke Requests Power to Pay Interest on Reserves -- US soldier refuses to serve in 'illegal Iraq war' -- DHS Wants to Spy on Americans -- Passport cards called security vulnerability -- Farm Bill Baloney -- Another Homeland Security Agent Held in Entrant Smuggling Case -- McCain courts NRA, makes gun shop -- Gen. Sanchez may have been commander in Iraq, but he was just following orders -- Bush skirted main goal in Middle East in favor of threatening Iran -- Texas checking how many sect 'girls' are women -- McCain believes Iraq war can be won by 2013 -- All the President's Nazis - by L. Alexandrovna
 

Fed's Direct Loans to Banks Climb to Record Level News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Fed's Direct Loans to Banks Climb to Record Level
5-16-2008  •  Bloomberg 
The Federal Reserve's direct loans of cash to commercial banks climbed to the highest level on record in the past week as money-losing lenders increasingly turn to the central bank for funds.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bernanke Requests Power to Pay Interest on Reserves News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Bernanke Requests Power to Pay Interest on Reserves
5-16-2008  •  Bloomberg 
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke asked Congress to give the Fed immediate authority to pay interest on reserves deposited by commercial banks, seeking to streamline efforts aimed at alleviating credit strains.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Beichuan: a vision of hell News Link  •  World News
Beichuan: a vision of hell
5-16-2008  •  The Independent 
Beichuan was a town of 160,000 nestling in one of the world's most beautiful valleys. When rescuers arrived yesterday, they found a scene of unimaginable devastation and despair.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US soldier refuses to serve in 'illegal Iraq war' News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US soldier refuses to serve in 'illegal Iraq war'
5-16-2008  •  AFP 
Matthis Chiroux is the kind of young American US military recruiters love. "I was from a poor, white family from the south, and I did badly in school," the now 24-year-old told AFP. "I was 'filet mignon' for recruiters. They st  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
TROOPER SUICIDE News Link  •  Corruption
TROOPER SUICIDE
5-16-2008  •  NY Post 
A former top State Police official slated to be questioned in the political Dirty Tricks probe committed suicide yesterday at his upstate home, officials said last night. [Another convenient hanging.]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Online warfare research outlined News Link  •  Technology: Software
Online warfare research outlined
5-16-2008  •  Washington Times 
Develop capabilities to "access to any remotely located open or closed computer information systems," lurk on them "completely undetected," "stealthily exfiltrate information" from them and "be able to Deceive, Deny  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Passport cards called security vulnerability News Link  •  Identity Theft
Passport cards called security vulnerability
5-16-2008  •  Washington Times 
The State Department will soon begin production of an electronic passport card that security specialists and members of Congress fear will be vulnerable to alteration or counterfeiting.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
DHS Wants to Spy on Americans News Link  •  Police State
DHS Wants to Spy on Americans
5-16-2007  •  ABC News 
New DHS Office Would Share Detailed Surveillance Capabilities of Military Intel Satellites With Local Law Enforcement.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Emergency Evacuation? Papers Please. News Link  •  Domestic Policy
Emergency Evacuation? Papers Please.
5-16-2008  •  Houston Chronicle 
Rest assured, just like Katrina, when the government really needs to evacuate you from an area we will be inspecting citizenship papers before you can go. Bureaucrazy at its finest.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
SpaceX Targets Late June for Next Rocket Launch Attempt News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
SpaceX Targets Late June for Next Rocket Launch Attempt
5-16-2008  •  Space 
With a third Falcon 1 launch attempt fast approaching, the 36-year-old serial entrepreneur is distancing himself from his three-and-out remark and assuring customers and his 470 employees that he is in the launch game for the long haul.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Florida, Michigan delegates cannot save Clinton News Link  •  Eugenics
Florida, Michigan delegates cannot save Clinton
5-16-2008  •  AP 
[I am not sure this is true.] Her position, part of a formidable comeback challenge, is that all the delegates be seated in accordance with their disputed primaries. And even if they were, it wouldn't erase Barack Obama's growing lead in d  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Farm Bill Baloney News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
Farm Bill Baloney
5-16-2008  •  HuffPo 
here comes the Farm Bill - a whopping $300 billion plus dollars, passed over President Bush's objections by a veto proof 318-106 vote margin, packed with earmarks and unconscionable subsidies for those profiting from ethanol and world hunger.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Another Homeland Security Agent Held in Entrant Smuggling Case News Link  •  Homeland Security
Another Homeland Security Agent Held in Entrant Smuggling Case
05-16-2008  •  AZStarNet 
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in Yuma and two others were arrested Monday on charges related to a scheme to sneak illegal immigrants through the San Luis port of entry for money.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
McCain courts NRA, makes gun shop visit News Link  •  Eugenics
McCain courts NRA, makes gun shop visit
5-16-2008  •  AP 
McCain acknowledged he has been no darling of gun-rights advocates, having pushed through signature campaign finance legislation gun supporters say has muzzled free speech, and favored tighter restrictions for buying guns at gun shows.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Gen. Sanchez may have been commander in Iraq, but he says he was just following orders News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Gen. Sanchez may have been commander in Iraq, but he says he was just following orders
5-16-2008  •  McClatchy News 
To hear retired Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez explain it, the mistakes of the Iraq war that happened while he was in command there weren't his fault. Not Abu Ghraib, not the birth of the insurgency, not the decision to let rebel cleric al-Sadr  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bush skirted main goal in Middle East in favor of threatening Iran News Link  •  Iran
Bush skirted main goal in Middle East in favor of threatening Iran
5-16-2008  •  McClatchy News 
Bush offered one of the strongest demonstrations of support for Israel ever made by an American president. And he reawakened lingering hopes among hawks in Israel or the United States for a US military strike to thwart Iran's nuclear program.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pete Stark: Defender of the Treasury Feature Article  •  Legislative Mischief
Pete Stark: Defender of the Treasury
Brock Lorber
   California Demublican Pete Stark demands the names of 20 Army Generals from Defense Secretary Bob Gates. Whether he wants to rubuke or commend them is up to question.
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 Texas checking how many sect 'girls' are women News Link  •  Marriage
Texas checking how many sect 'girls' are women
5-16-2008  •  AP 
In the past week, the state has twice been forced to admit "girls" who gave birth while in state custody are actually adults. One was 22 and claims she showed state officials a Utah birth certificate shortly after she was seized from the we  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Alabama sheriffs feed inmates on $1.75 a day
5-16-2008  •  AP 
Back in the day of chain gangs, Alabama passed a law that gave sheriffs $1.75 a day to feed each prisoner in their jails, and the sheriffs got to pocket anything that was left over. 80 years later, Alabama counties still operate under a $1.75-a-day a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
RON PAUL 4409 -- Grandma gets [BUSTED] Reference Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
RON PAUL 4409 -- Grandma gets [BUSTED]
4409 
   RON PAUL 4409 -- Grandma gets [BUSTED]
Entered by: Forty Four O Nine
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Report from today's John Stuart motion to dismiss Feature Article  •  Arizona's Top News
Report from today's John Stuart motion to dismiss
Powell Gammill
   John Stuart is accused of shooting someone one night while out hanging Ron Paul banners. His lawyer was trying to get the charges dropped or resubmitted to the grand jury today. Just apparently not by this judge.
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Revolution March: The Who's, What's and Why's Feature Article  •  Politics: General Activism
Revolution March: The Who's, What's and Why's
Mary-Grace Cook
   Revolution March is a grassroots organization aimed at promoting real liberty through civic and national change. This article answers all the questions about the march, and what it aims to achieve.
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U.S. sees need for News Link  •  WAR: About that War
U.S. sees need for "tangible action" on Iran: Israel
05-16-2008  •  www.reuters.com 
"We are on the same page. We both see the threat ... And we both understand that tangible action is required..."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Susan Hogarth asks Bob Barr some very, very good questions News Link  •  Eugenics
Susan Hogarth asks Bob Barr some very, very good questions
5-16-2008  •  Colliething 
I just wouldn't count on getting any good answers. But it is because of concerns from many LP delegates that I see Barr as dead in the water unless he starts to talk, and talk soon. -- Powell  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Saudi Arabia rebuffs Bush on oil production News Link  •  Energy
Saudi Arabia rebuffs Bush on oil production
5-16-08  •  Rawstory.com 
The White House said Friday that Saudi Arabia's leaders are making clear they see no reason to increase oil production until customers demand it.  Read Full Story
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Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - Anti-Chavistas, That Is Feature Article  •  TERRORISM
Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - Anti-Chavistas, That Is
Stephen Lendman
   Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.
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Montana Bakken Oil Field: Good News for U.S. Consumers, Bad News for MSM News Link  •  Energy
Montana Bakken Oil Field: Good News for U.S. Consumers, Bad News for MSM
05-16-2008  •  Mondoreb 
In a place called Richland County, Montana - a HUGE oil field may be holding up to 503 BILLION barrels of sweet crude--in a place where more millionaires are being created per capita than anywhere else in America.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Robotic suit could usher in super soldier era News Link  •  Military
Robotic suit could usher in super soldier era
05-15-2008  •  www.breitbart.com 
But the 5-foot-11, 180-pound software engineer is lucky if he presses 200 pounds"that is, until he steps into an "exoskeleton" of aluminum and electronics that multiplies his strength and endurance as many as 20 times.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
McCain believes Iraq war can be won by 2013 News Link  •  WAR: About that War
McCain believes Iraq war can be won by 2013
05-15-2008  •  May Way 
Republican John McCain declared for the first time Thursday he believes the Iraq war can be won by 2013, although he rejected suggestions that his talk of a timetable put him on the same side as Democrats clamoring for full-scale troop withdrawals  Read Full Story
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All the President's Nazis (real and imagined): An Open Letter to Bush - by L. Alexandrovna
News Link  •  Bush Administration
All the President's Nazis (real and imagined): An Open Letter to Bush - by L. Alexandrovna
5-15-08  •  AtLargely.com 
Your family did not stop with supporting fascists and Nazis abroad, did they Mr. Bush? Surely you must know of your grandfather's role in the treasonous plot of 1933 to overthrow democracy in America? Let me remind you.   Read Full Story
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