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Date Sent: 2008-08-01
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Friday, August 1, 2008
 
Anthrax Scientist Commits Suicide as FBI Closes In -- US accuses Pakistan of bombing Indian embassy

Hamdan Trial Closed for Secret Testimony -- Leaving America -- Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers -- Stressed banks borrow record amount from Fed -- Blackwater starts its own private CIA -- Qwest CEO who snubbed NSA headed back to court -- Greenspan Says Housing Prices Not Yet Near Bottom -- Housing Bailout Debacle- by Mike Renzulli -- Weak dollar, exports up! -- U.S., Israel discuss diplomatic push on Iran -- Jesse Ventura to speak at Ron Paul rally -- Cheap Catalyst Could Turn Sunlight, Water Into Fuel -- Phoenix Spacecraft finally confirms water on Mars -- Scientists say they've found exercise in a pill -- Store closures wipe out profit at Starbucks -- S&P cuts GM, Ford, Chrysler ratings lower than junk -- Australia faces worse crisis than America -- Federal judge rules Bush's aides can be subpoenaed -- Another Video of NYPD Cop Brutality Surfaces -- Restraining Orders Can Be Straitjackets On Justice -- SWAT Raids Mayor's Home, Kill His 2 Dogs -- Ron Paul on Glenn Beck AZ: Tomorrow "The Greatest Depression" - at The Arizona Breakfast Club; Warren Ritchey and Joe Lauria on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
 

Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
"The Greatest Depression" - at The Arizona Breakfast Club
Ernest Hancock
   This coming Saturday, August 2nd 2008, we will all share in a presentation about reaping of what has been sown for so many decades,... and what we can do to protect ourselves/survive.
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Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border News Link  •  Bill of Rights
Travelers' Laptops May Be Detained At Border
8-1-2008  •  Washington Post 
Federal agents may take a traveler's laptop computer or other electronic device to an off-site location for an unspecified period of time without any suspicion of wrongdoing, as part of border search policies the Department of Homeland Security r  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Hamdan Trial Closed for Secret Testimony of Two Defense Witnesses News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Hamdan Trial Closed for Secret Testimony of Two Defense Witnesses
8-1-2008  •  Washington Post 
Hamdan's lawyers decried the closing of the testimony by the two officers, Lt. Col. G. John Taylor and Col. Louie Morgan Banks III, who was lead psychologist for the Army's Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape program at Fort Bragg, N.C.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Recession! News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Recession!
8-1-2008  •  NY Times 
Economists construed the tepid growth in the second quarter, combined with a surge in claims for unemployment benefits, as a clear indication that the economy remains mired in the weeds of a downturn. Many said the data increased the likelihood that  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US accuses Pakistan of assisting in the bombing of Indian embassy News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US accuses Pakistan of assisting in the bombing of Indian embassy
8-1-2008  •  Washington Post 
US intelligence officials concluded elements of Pakistan's military intelligence service provided logistical support to militants in last month's deadly Indian Embassy car bombing. Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Anthrax Scientist Commits Suicide as FBI Closes In News Link  •  TERRORISM
Anthrax Scientist Commits Suicide as FBI Closes In
7-31-2008  •  Washington Post 
A top U.S. biodefense researcher apparently committed suicide just as the Justice Department was about to file criminal charges against him in the anthrax mailings that traumatized the nation in the weeks following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attac  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NYPD: Snoop on your neighbors, send us the video News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
NYPD: Snoop on your neighbors, send us the video
7-31-2008  •  Reuters 
New Yorkers can soon take a bite out of city crime by uploading video or photo evidence directly to the New York Police Department, in a move welcomed by civil rights groups. "We're putting that technology in place to enable us to do that  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
A Growing Trend of Leaving America News Link  •  Domestic Policy
A Growing Trend of Leaving America
7-31-2008  •  US News & World Report 
By some estimates 3 million citizens become expatriates a year, but most not for political reasons  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Giant Lake Confirmed on Saturn's Moon Titan News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Giant Lake Confirmed on Saturn's Moon Titan
7-31-2008  •  Space 
A giant, glassy lake larger than North America's Lake Ontario graces the south pole of Saturn's largest moon Titan, new research confirms. "This is the first observation that really pins down that Titan has a surface lake filled with liq  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Maryland Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Maryland Governor Orders Investigation of Spying by State Troopers
7-31-2008  •  The Progressive 
On July 31, Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley appointed the former attorney general of the state to head up an independent investigation [pullease!] of the spying by state troopers [on anti-war, anti-death penalty groups].  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Stressed banks borrow record amount from Fed News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Stressed banks borrow record amount from Fed
7-31-2008  •  Reuters 
Banks borrowed a record amount of funds from the Federal Reserve in the latest week as the year old credit crisis took a persistent toll, while the commercial paper market continued to contract, signaling tough conditions for short term borrowers.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Qwest CEO who snubbed NSA headed back to court News Link  •  Whistleblowers
Qwest CEO who snubbed NSA headed back to court
7-31-2008  •  Rawstory 
In appealing his 2007 conviction on insider trading charges, Nacchio argued that the government had retaliated against him by withdrawing lucrative contracts after he refused to participate in a National Security Agency program he believed was illega  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Incredible Discoveries Made in Remote Caves News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Incredible Discoveries Made in Remote Caves
7-31-2008  •  Livescience 
Scientists exploring caves in the bone-dry and mostly barren Atacama Desert in Chile stumbled upon a totally unexpected discovery this week: water. They also found hundreds of thousands of animal bones in a cave, possibly evidence of some prehistoric  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Blackwater starts its own private CIA News Link  •  Police State
Blackwater starts its own private CIA
7-31-2008  •  Rawstory 
"They're marketing their services to Fortune 500 corporations." And the man running it is Cofer Black, a 30-year CIA veteran who ran the CIA's extraordinary rendition program, the government-sanctioned kidnap-and-torture program.'  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Greenspan Says Housing Prices Not Yet Near Bottom News Link  •  Housing
Greenspan Says Housing Prices Not Yet Near Bottom
7-31-2008  •  Bloomberg 
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said falling US home prices are "nowhere near the bottom'' and the resulting market turmoil isn't showing signs of abating. While the odds of a recession are 50-50, achieving stable mark  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Smile: Weak dollar, exports up! News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Smile: Weak dollar, exports up!
7-31-2008  •  AFP 
A boom in exports and tax rebates to tens of millions of Americans helped bolster US economic growth to an annualized 1.9% during the second quarter, a government report showed. Although the economy improved, it still fell short of the 2.3% hoped for  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Jesse Ventura to speak at Ron Paul rally News Link  •  Eugenics
Jesse Ventura to speak at Ron Paul rally
7-31-2008  •  AP 
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is slated to speak at an alternative rally for Republican Rep. Ron Paul during the GOP convention. Rally spokesman Jesse Benton says he's hoping Ventura's participation will boost national attention for Pau  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Opinion  •  Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
Warren Ritchey and Joe Lauria on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
Mark Jokel
  
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Cheap Catalyst Could Turn Sunlight, Water Into Fuel News Link  •  Energy
Cheap Catalyst Could Turn Sunlight, Water Into Fuel
7-31-2008  •  Wired 
A new catalyst makes it feasible to split water with solar power. MIT chemists say the catalyst, used in conjunction with cheap photovoltaic solar panels, could lead to inexpensive, simple systems that use water to store the energy from sunlight.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 U.S., Israel discuss diplomatic push on Iran News Link  •  Iran
U.S., Israel discuss diplomatic push on Iran
7-31-2008  •  Reuters 
Israel voiced displeasure on Thursday at recent U.S. engagement with Iran and urged the Bush administration to stand firm on demanding Tehran abandon nuclear projects with bomb-making potential, an Israeli official said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Radio debate with a Socialist (& photos from Venezuala) News Link  •  Political Theory
Radio debate with a Socialist (& photos from Venezuala)
07-31-2008  •  Christine Smith's Blog 
Socialism weakens people; it morally debilitates them; and economically destroys them.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Christine Smith
Phoenix Spacecraft finally confirms water on Mars News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Phoenix Spacecraft finally confirms water on Mars
7-31-2008  •  NASA 
Laboratory tests aboard NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander have finally identified water in a soil sample. Phoenix Mission  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Housing Bailout Debacle Opinion  •  Housing
Housing Bailout Debacle
07/31/2008
Mike Renzulli
   There is more to the housing bailout than meets the eye. Mike Renzulli points out how we got into this mess and who is really to blame.
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What should McCain do with Bush at the convention? News Link  •  Eugenics
What should McCain do with Bush at the convention?
07-31-2008  •  Slate.com 
"Conventions are usually a place to finesse a candidate's liabilities. And yet McCain has to give kryptonite a prime-time speaking spot."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Federal judge rules Bush's aides can be subpoenaed News Link  •  Bush Administration
Federal judge rules Bush's aides can be subpoenaed
7-31-2008  •  AP 
President Bush's top advisers are not immune from congressional subpoenas, a federal judge ruled Thursday in an unprecedented dispute between the two political branches.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Scientists say they've found exercise in a pill News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
Scientists say they've found exercise in a pill
07-31-2008  •  LA Times 
Researchers experiment with a chemical compound they say can produce the benefits of aerobic activity without the perspiration.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Store closures wipe out profit at Starbucks News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Store closures wipe out profit at Starbucks
07-30-2008  •  Financial Times 
Starbucks slid to its first quarterly loss as a public company on Wednesday as charges related to its decision to close more than 650 cafés wiped out profits at the biggest US coffee shop chain.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
 Australia faces worse crisis than America News Link  •  Economy - International
Australia faces worse crisis than America
07-30-2008  •  www.telegraph.co.uk/money 
The retreat comes days after the Melbourne lender shocked the markets by announcing a 90pc write-down on its £550m holdings of US mortgage debt, an admission that it AAA-rated securities are virtually worthless.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Multiculturalism & Diversity: Not in My Back Yard! Opinion  •  Immigration
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Multiculturalism & Diversity: Not in My Back Yard!
7-31-2008
Frosty Wooldridge
   Is diversity America's greatest strength? Is a nation full of people who do not share the same values a good thing? Any look around at multicultural countries like England, France, Canada, Holland, Lebanon and America illustrates tension, uneas
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Another Video of NYPD Cop Brutality Surfaces News Link  •  Police State
Another Video of NYPD Cop Brutality Surfaces
07-31-2008  •  youtube 
Warning: this is a graphic video of unnecessary use of force.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jennifer Burk
Restraining Orders Can Be Straitjackets On Justice News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Restraining Orders Can Be Straitjackets On Justice
7/28/08  •  Glenn Sacks 
Women’s advocates and the state Attorney General's office are criticizing a new court ruling which will make it harder for women to get restraining orders against their male partners. Star-Ledger columnist Fran Wood, in her recent op-ed “Don'  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Glenn Sacks
Police Raid Berwyn Heights Mayor's Home, Kill His 2 Dogs News Link  •  Police State
Police Raid Berwyn Heights Mayor's Home, Kill His 2 Dogs
07-31-2008  •  Washington Post 
A police SWAT team raided the home of the mayor in the Prince George's County town of Berwyn Heights on Tuesday, shooting and killing his two dogs, after he brought in a 32-pound package of marijuana that had been delivered to his doorstep, polic  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jennifer Burk
S&P cuts GM, Ford, Chrysler ratings lower into junk News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
S&P cuts GM, Ford, Chrysler ratings lower into junk
07-31-2008  •  Reuters 
ratings cut for General Motors Corp , Ford Motor Co and Chrysler Automotive LLC to "B-minus," or six levels below investment grade, from "B." It also cut to "B-minus" from "B" the finance arms of Ford, Chrysler  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
MoveOn.org Attack Ad: Drilling for More Oil is “Gimmick News Link  •  Energy
MoveOn.org Attack Ad: Drilling for More Oil is “Gimmick"
07-31-2008  •  rizzuto 
The new MoveOn.org Attack Ad is out. It attacks McCain--and anyone--wanting to drill for more oil: that's a "gimmick".  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Mike Monsoor: Navy Seal Received Extraordinary Funeral News Link  •  Military
Mike Monsoor: Navy Seal Received Extraordinary Funeral
07-31-2008  •  Mondoreb & RidesAPaleHorse 
An extraordinary funeral send-off for an extraordinary American Hero: Navy Seal Mike Monsoor.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Illegal Immigration Video: Welcome to Postville, IA News Link  •  Immigration
Illegal Immigration Video: Welcome to Postville, IA
07-31-2008  •  Mondoreb 
Postville, IA was the site for a rally by townspeople and illegal immigration foes to call attention to the problems of illegal immigration in this Midwestern US town.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Francis Boyle's Feature Article  •  Palestine -- Israel
Francis Boyle's "Palestine Palestinians and International Law"
Stephen Lendman
   Boyle's powerful case for Palestinian self-determination.
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Opinion  •  Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
Glenn Greenwald and Lawrence Velvel on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
Mark Jokel
  
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Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 07/30/2008 Feature Article  •  Economy - Economics USA
Ron Paul on Glenn Beck 07/30/2008
Ernest Hancock
   The Coming Fall of the Empire's Dollar
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