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Date Sent: 2008-08-09
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Saturday, August 9, 2008
 
Ron Paul: Iran Attack Plan ‘Green Light’ -- Russia, Georgia at war -- US Naval Armada Heads to Iran

Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses primary -- Child pornography is good business . . . -- Washington Mutual shares tumble -- Voter Legally Refuses Demand to Show Photo ID at Poll, Gets Thrown in Jail -- Fannie Mae posts another huge loss -- Gates wants to double Afghan army size -- Charges continue piling up against Detroit mayor -- Bush classifies $200 million cybersecurity program, redacts questions about contractors -- Airline pilots' reports on low fuel -- The Great Oil Bubble has Burst -- Hamptons town struggles with $12M deficit -- Obama camp ponders: 'What does Hillary want?' -- LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION? NO, TAX THE RICH! - by Just... -starchild- -- Florida GOP Claims Republican Liberty Caucus, by law, Can't Use "Republican" Name -- Cindy Sheehan vs. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi -- Fingerprints now used to find drugs, explosives -- US weighs stepped-up military forays into Pakistan -- Pakistan generals meet as Musharraf faces ouster -- Sadr to disarm if U.S. withdraws on timetable Perseid Meteor Shower Peaks August 12
 

Ron Paul Affirms: Iran Attack Plan Has ‘Green Light’ Feature Article  •  Iran
Ron Paul Affirms: Iran Attack Plan Has ‘Green Light’
Ernest Hancock
   “The frightening thing is they say they are taking no options off the table, even nuclear first strike,” Paul said. Paul believes from talking with his contacts in and around Congress that a strike on Iran has already been green-lighted.
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Credit Crisis Triggers Unprecedented U.S. Response News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Credit Crisis Triggers Unprecedented U.S. Response
8-8-2008  •  Washington Post 
Since the credit crisis erupted a year ago, the Bush administration has presided over one of the broadest expansions of the government into private lending in U.S. history, risking public money to prop up financial firms both large and small.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses primary News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses primary
8-8-2008  •  AP 
A freshman U.S. representative on Thursday became the first Tennessee congressman to lose a primary since 1966 after a bruising campaign in which he was accused of selling out to "Big Oil."   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Grandma arrested for driving with child on roof News Link  •  Transportation
Grandma arrested for driving with child on roof
8-8-2008  •  AP 
[Couldn't afford Disneyland this summer.] Authorities say a grandmother was arrested for driving around the parking lot of a Marathon grocery store with her 3-year-old grandchild sitting on the roof of the car.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 'Good Morning, Mr. President.'<br>by William Buppert News Link  •  Domestic Policy
'Good Morning, Mr. President.'
by William Buppert

8-8-2008  •  LewRockwell 
"Please, sir, maintain the decorum of these proceedings so we can move forward to an amicable separation. I give you my personal assurance on the safety and well-being of all Federal personnel we have detained for immediate repatriation to the r  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Child pornography is good business . . . for the government News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Child pornography is good business . . . for the government
8-8-2008  •  Freespace 
Karen Fletcher will be sentenced under a plea bargain for having written fictional stories about sex with children. Prosecutors have already indicted writer Frank McCoy for similar writings, depicting the stories in question as "child pornograph  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Why Iran Won't Budge on Nukes News Link  •  Iran
Why Iran Won't Budge on Nukes
8-8-2008  •  Time 
When U.S. officials appeal to the Iranian people over the heads of its regime, they like to assume that Tehran's defiance on the nuclear issue reflects only the extremist position of an unrepresentative revolutionary leadership. Plainly, they hav  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Why Do Banks Fail on Fridays? News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Why Do Banks Fail on Fridays?
08-08-2008  •  Slate 
So the government can fix them up over the weekend.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Last Call: Washington Mutual shares tumble News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Last Call: Washington Mutual shares tumble
08-08-2008  •  Business Week 
The Seattle-based bank reported a $3 billion second-quarter loss last month -- the biggest quarterly loss in its history -- as it increased its loss reserves to more than $8 billion to cover souring loans in its mortgage portfolio.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Inflating your tires 'only encourages the terrorists' News Link  •  The Daily Show with Jon Stewart & Stephen Colbert
Inflating your tires 'only encourages the terrorists'
8-8-2008  •  Rawstory 
"The administration's own Department of Energy says the effects of drilling now wouldn't even be felt until 2030," Stewart objected. "Unless we could somehow whittle that figure down?"  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
DNS Flaw Much Worse Than Previously Reported News Link  •  Internet
DNS Flaw Much Worse Than Previously Reported
8-8-2008  •  AP 
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky finally revealed the full details of his reported DNS flaw. It turns out it's a lot worse than previously understood. "Every network is at risk," Kaminsky said at the Black Hat conference. "That'  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Voter Refuses Demand to Show Photo ID at Poll, Gets Thrown in Jail News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Voter Refuses Demand to Show Photo ID at Poll, Gets Thrown in Jail
8-8-2008  •  Bradblog 
A voter in Kansas City --- one I happen to know, because he's an Election Integrity advocate in the Show Me State --- was arrested and sent to jail after he refused to show a driver's license at the polling place before attempting to vote dur  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Fannie Mae posts another huge loss News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Fannie Mae posts another huge loss
8-8-2008  •  Reuters 
Fannie Mae posted a much larger-than-expected second-quarter loss and slashed its dividend more than 85% to preserve capital as home loan defaults accelerated in the bleakest U.S. housing market since the Great Depression.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Government owes American Indians $456 mln News Link  •  Domestic Policy
Government owes American Indians $456 mln
-8-2008  •  Reuters 
After 12 years of litigation, a federal judge rejected claims that the government owed American Indians $47 billion for mismanaging their money held in a special trust fund, but ruled they were owed less than 1 percent of the amount sought.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Gates wants to double Afghan army size: report News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Gates wants to double Afghan army size: report
08-08-2008  •  RawStory.com 
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates backs a 20-billion dollar plan to double the Afghan army and reshape NATO and US missions to better confront the resurgent Taliban, US media reported Friday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
 Charges continue piling up against Detroit mayor News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Charges continue piling up against Detroit mayor
8-8-2008  •  AP 
For anyone keeping score, the leader of the nation's 11th-largest city now faces 10 felony charges in two separate cases. The city charter says a felony conviction evicts him from office. The City Council already wants to bounce Kilpatrick on oth  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Is Your Organic Food Really Organic? (trust gov't?) News Link  •  Food
Is Your Organic Food Really Organic? (trust gov't?)
08-08-2008  •  Environmental News Network 
When you buy food with a "USDA organic" label, do you know what you're getting? Now is a good time to ask such a question, as the USDA just announced Monday it was putting 15 out of 30 federally accredited organic certifiers they audite  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Bush classifies $200 million cybersecurity program, redacts questions about contractors News Link  •  Bush Administration
Bush classifies $200 million cybersecurity program, redacts questions about contractors
08-08-2008  •  RawStory.com 
The Bush Administration is finalizing plans to establish yet another massive surveillance program -- and has classified almost every single detail.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Georgia reports new air attacks at military bases News Link  •  World News
Georgia reports new air attacks at military bases
8-8-2008  •  AP 
The fighting, which devastated the capital of Tskhinvali, threatened to ignite a wider war between Georgia and Russia, and escalate tensions between Moscow and Washington. Georgia said it was forced to launch the assault because of rebel attacks; the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pilots' reports on low fuel News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
Pilots' reports on low fuel
8-8-2008  •  AP 
The Aviation Safety Reporting System has reports from pilots expressing safety concerns about airline directives pressuring them to fly with uncomfortably low fuel levels. [What goes up....]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
FDIC Policies Examined Feature Article  •  Economy - Economics USA
FDIC Policies Examined
Ernest Hancock
   A brief history of the FDIC and how "Safe" your bank deposits are/are not.
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Hamptons town struggles with $12M deficit News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Hamptons town struggles with $12M deficit
08-08-2008  •  Newsday 
The social calendar is still a whirl of glamorous lawn parties, wine tastings, gallery openings, beach get-togethers and gala benefits in the Hamptons, the summer playground for the millionaire Learjet Set. But down at Town Hall, the local government  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
The Great Oil Bubble has Burst (what did you think was going to happen?) News Link  •  Energy
The Great Oil Bubble has Burst (what did you think was going to happen?)
08-08-2008  •  New York Times 
Actually the price of a barrel of crude has been falling: from a peak of $145 in early July, it came down to $117 and was trading yesterday at $120. That's almost a 20 per cent drop in little more than three weeks.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics News Link  •  OLYMPICS Beijing China Summer 2008
Politics, pageantry blend for Bush at Olympics
08-08-2008  •  www.breitbart.com 
Before settling in for the opening festivities, Bush jabbed at China's human rights record and spoke with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin about fighting in the breakaway Georgian province of South Ossetia.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Obama camp ponders: 'What does Hillary want?' News Link  •  Eugenics
Obama camp ponders: 'What does Hillary want?'
08-08-2008  •  International Herald 
That is still a bit of a mystery, particularly as she and Senator Barack Obama negotiate the delicate question of her role at the Democratic convention later this month in Denver and in the campaign beyond.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
RON PAUL 4409 -- RAPE the net! HOW TO: Reference Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
RON PAUL 4409 -- RAPE the net! HOW TO:
Google 4409 
   Email this to everyone you know NOW! The necessity to warn people of this agenda is no more pressing than now.
Entered by: Forty Four O Nine
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Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate News Link  •  Eugenics
Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate
08-08-2008  •  ABC News 
John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extramarital affair with a novice filmmaker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Arthur C. Pillsbury - You See The World Through His Eyes Feature Article  •  Technology: Computer Hardware
Arthur C. Pillsbury - You See The World Through His Eyes
Melinda Pillsbury-foster
   What we see and how we understand the world changes everything. This is why the truth matters - the truth allows us to see the world as it is.
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LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION? NO, TAX THE RICH! Feature Article  •  Sexuality: Sex and the Law
LEGALIZE PROSTITUTION? NO, TAX THE RICH!
Starchild
   About prostitution, you wrote, "To me it just defies economic logic for something to basically be allowed that exchanges that much money and not be taxed." In that spirit, I have a modest proposal I'd like to offer for your consideratio
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Florida GOP Claims Republican Liberty Caucus, by law,  Can't Use News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Florida GOP Claims Republican Liberty Caucus, by law, Can't Use "Republican" Name
8-8-2008  •  www.staugustine.com 
"They obviously do not take their oath seriously because they are actively trying to torpedo McCain's candidacy as evidenced by their stated intentions to demonstrate against McCain at the Convention."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Cindy Sheehan vs. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi News Link  •  Politics: Democratic Campaigns
Cindy Sheehan vs. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
08-08-2008  •  www.cindyforcongress.org 
Campaign Website for Cindy Sheehans race against Pelosi. Cindy is forcing the Democrats to answer for not stopping the Iraq War after they took control of the Congress.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
 Scientists Create World's Thinnest Balloon News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Scientists Create World's Thinnest Balloon
8-8-2008  •  LiveScience 
Scientists have created the world's thinnest balloon, made of a single layer of carbon just one atom thick. The fabric that the balloon is made of is leakproof to even the tiniest airborne molecules.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Rubber that conducts electricity News Link  •  Techno Gadgets
Rubber that conducts electricity
8-8-2008  •  Reuters 
In the latest twist on electronics, Japanese scientists said on Thursday they have developed a rubbery material that conducts electricity, a finding that could be used to make devices that bend and stretch.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Fingerprints now used to find drugs, explosives News Link  •  Police State
Fingerprints now used to find drugs, explosives
8-8-2008  •  AP 
If a person handled cocaine, explosives or other materials, there could be enough left in a fingerprint to identify them, says a chemist.NY Times Read Full Story
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Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran News Link  •  Iran
Massive US Naval Armada Heads For Iran
8-8-2008  •  European Business 
Operation Brimstone ended only one week ago. This was the joint US/UK/French naval war games in the Atlantic Ocean preparing for a naval blockade of Iran and the likely resulting war in the Persian Gulf area. The massive war games included a US Navy  Read Full Story
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US weighs stepped-up military forays into Pakistan News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US weighs stepped-up military forays into Pakistan
8-8--2008  •  AP 
Top Bush administration officials are urging the president to direct U.S. troops in Afghanistan to be more aggressive in pursuing militants into Pakistan on foot as part of a proposed radical shift in its regional counterterrorism strategy, The Assoc  Read Full Story
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Pakistan generals meet as Musharraf faces ouster News Link  •  World News
Pakistan generals meet as Musharraf faces ouster
8-8-2008  •  Reuters 
Eyes were on Pakistan's generals on Friday for any gesture of support for President Pervez Musharraf the day after a four-month-old civilian coalition declared plans to impeach the former army chief.  Read Full Story
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Sadr to disarm if U.S. withdraws on timetable News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Sadr to disarm if U.S. withdraws on timetable
8-8-2008  •  Reuters 
Influential Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr would dissolve his Mehdi Army militia if the United States starts withdrawing troops according to a set timetable, a spokesman said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Russia, Georgia effectively at war News Link  •  World News
Russia, Georgia effectively at war
8-8-2008  •  Reuters 
Russian jets bombed the Vaziani military airbase outside the Georgian capital Tbilisi, a senior Georgian security official told Reuters. "No one was wounded but some buildings have been destroyed," he said. "They have declared war agai  Read Full Story
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