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Date Sent: 2008-08-18
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Monday, August 18, 2008
 
Russia Says Pullout to Begin Monday -- Pledging to Leave Georgia, Russia Instead Tightens Grip

US Watched as a Squabble Turned Into a Showdown -- Iran sparks US concern with satellite rocket launch -- Breaking up big banks questioned as losses mount -- The Barr Campaign at Halftime - by David Nolan -- Out Damned Blot: A Letter to Colin Powell - By Ray McGovern -- WAG THE DOG: HOW TO CONCEAL MASSIVE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE - by Ellen Brown -- Subprime pain sweeps the world -- How Big Brother watches your every move -- Court trashes right to vote -- US May Ease Police Spy Rules -- Police batter their way into wrong house -- Denver officials defend lying about Gitmo on the Platte Detention Prison -- RON PAUL 4409 -- SIGN FACTORY 2 -- Americans should begin bracing for double digit inflation next year -- McCain: In the 21st Century, Nations Don’t Invade Other Nations -- Mr Mortgage: The Real Estate 'Quickening' is Upon Us -- Phoenix home prices plunge so data no longer public -- Future wars 'to be fought with mind drugs' -- Huge protests expected at political conventions The other Scott Horton and Gareth Porter on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
 

Pledging to Leave Georgia, Russia Instead Tightens Grip News Link  •  World News
Pledging to Leave Georgia, Russia Instead Tightens Grip
8-17-2008  •  NY Times 
Even as Russia pledged to begin withdrawing its forces from neighboring Georgia on Monday, American officials said the Russian military had been moving launchers for short-range ballistic missiles into South Ossetia, a step that appeared intended to  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. Watched as a Squabble Turned Into a Showdown News Link  •  Foreign Policy
U.S. Watched as a Squabble Turned Into a Showdown
8-17-2008  •  NY Times 
On Capitol Hill, Mr. Saakashvili, brash and hyperkinetic, urged the West not to appease Russia by rejecting his country’s NATO ambitions. At the White House, President Bush bantered with the Georgian president about his prowess as a dancer.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
In Kashmir, Fears of Increasing Militancy News Link  •  World News
In Kashmir, Fears of Increasing Militancy
8-17-2008  •  Washington Post 
Separatist leader Yasin Malik called on people to adopt his new Gandhian philosophy of nonviolence. Malik, a secular Muslim, soon became an icon of peace to many youths in this turbulent region that India and Pakistan have fought over for decades.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
A small town struggles after immigration raid News Link  •  Immigration
A small town struggles after immigration raid
8-17-2008  •  AP 
A vague unease whispered through this tiny town in northeastern Iowa, where the rolling hills are a study in vivid colors " red barns, white clapboard houses, and vibrant green cornfields plowed with almost architectural precision. It drifted through  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Iran sparks US concern with satellite rocket launch News Link  •  Iran
Iran sparks US concern with satellite rocket launch
8-17-2008  •  AFP 
Iran said it had sent a rocket carrying a dummy satellite into space, triggering fresh concern in Washington that the technology could be diverted to ballistic missiles. The launch is likely to further exacerbate tensions with the West over its nucle  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Breaking up big banks questioned as losses mount News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Breaking up big banks questioned as losses mount
8-17-2008  •  AP 
America's biggest banks have suffered unprecedented losses from the ongoing credit crisis, and that's made some investors question whether the big financial conglomerates should be broken up in order to survive.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Cop lets dog choke to death while he writes ticket News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Cop lets dog choke to death while he writes ticket
8-17-2008  •  ABC News 
A San Marcos, Texas, police officer has been accused of inappropriate behavior during a traffic stop which may have lead to a dog's death. Though Stephens' supervisors found him not guilty of misconduct, they did agree he handled the situatio  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Barr Campaign at Halftime - by David Nolan News Link  •  Eugenics
The Barr Campaign at Halftime - by David Nolan
08-17-2008  •  NolanChart.com 
An assessment of how the Barr for President campaign is doing at the halfway point between Barr's nomination and Election Day  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Out Damned Blot: A Letter to Colin Powell - By Ray McGovern Feature Article  •  WAR: About that War
Out Damned Blot: A Letter to Colin Powell - By Ray McGovern
Ray McGovern
   Dear Colin, You have said you regret the “blot” on your record caused by your parroting spurious intelligence at the U.N. to justify war on Iraq. On the chance you may not have noticed, I write to point out that you now have a unique opportunity to
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Opinion  •  Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
The other Scott Horton and Gareth Porter on the Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
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Libertarian skunks, Barr and Root, in action News Link  •  Eugenics
Libertarian skunks, Barr and Root, in action
8-17-2008  •  Classically Liberal 
The Benedict Arnolds in the Libertarian Party have done their dirty work. Now the LP is officially under the control of warmongering neocon types. At least the top of the party’s ticket is dominated by such pond scum. I was at the Freedom Fest shindi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
WAG THE DOG: HOW TO CONCEAL MASSIVE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE<br>by Ellen Brown News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
WAG THE DOG: HOW TO CONCEAL MASSIVE ECONOMIC COLLAPSE
by Ellen Brown

8-17-2008  •  OpEd News 
Last week, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced record losses, and so had most reporting corporations. Unemployment was mounting, the foreclosure crisis was deepening, state budgets were in shambles, and massive bailouts were everywhere.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
How Big Brother watches your every move News Link  •  Police State
How Big Brother watches your every move
8-17-2008  •  Daily Telegraph 
[This is what NYC is implementing.] With every telephone call, swipe of a card and click of a mouse, information is being recorded, compiled and stored about Britain's citizens. In a week, the average person living in Britain has 3,254 pieces of  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Subprime pain sweeps the world News Link  •  Economy - International
Subprime pain sweeps the world
8-17-2008  •  Infinite Unknown 
More than 100 local councils, charities, churches, hospitals and nursing homes across Australia are sitting on a $2 billion black hole after buying subprime investments structured by Wall Street banks during the bull market but which are now potentia  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. May Ease Police Spy Rules News Link  •  Police State
U.S. May Ease Police Spy Rules
8-17-2008  •  Washington Post 
[or we will produce another incident to justify getting what we want] The Justice Department has proposed a new domestic spying measure that would make it easier for state and local police to collect intelligence about Americans, share the sensitive  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Court trashes right to vote News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
Court trashes right to vote
8-17-2008  •  WorldNetDaily 
An appeals court ruling has trashed the right of Oregon residents to vote on issues in their state by affirming the state's refusal to count referendum signatures even when they were verified in person by the voter. "In America, every citize  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Denver officials defend lying about Gitmo on the Platte Detention Prison News Link  •  Eugenics
Denver officials defend lying about Gitmo on the Platte Detention Prison
8-17-2008  •  News9 
"We feel the city should be ashamed of this secret prison they've set up," said Re-create '68 organizer Glenn Spagnuolo. Activists gathered outside the formerly-secret facility to protest the city's plan to use it as a processin  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Police batter their way into wrong house News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Police batter their way into wrong house
8-17-2008  •  Buffalo News 
After wrongly breaking into her apartment, police proceeded to strike her epileptic husband in the head with the butt end of a shotgun and point shotguns at her 6 young children before admitting their mistake and then raiding the right apartment.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Americans should begin bracing for double digit inflation next year News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Americans should begin bracing for double digit inflation next year
8-17-2008  •  BusinessWeek 
Growing evidence suggests American consumers should be bracing for double-digit inflation, probably as early as 2009. The relative price stability of the past 15 years is giving way to worsening inflation, despite the recent softening of oil prices.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Russia Says Georgia Pullout to Begin Monday News Link  •  World News
Russia Says Georgia Pullout to Begin Monday
8-17-2008  •  Washington Post 
Russia's president said troops would begin pulling out of Georgia on Monday, but made no mention of leaving the separatist province at the heart of the conflict between the countries.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Shearer mines gold with off-air video clips News Link  •  Politics: General Activism
Shearer mines gold with off-air video clips
8-17-2008  •  AP 
In a 9-minute video clip of on-set behavior at Fox News Channel, Laura Ingraham radiates hate at everyone around her. There's a word misspelled on her teleprompter, her script makes no sense, a stranger hanging around annoys her, a producer is ta  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Phelps wins 8 gold medals at Olympics beating 19 year legend News Link  •  Entertainment: Sports
Phelps wins 8 gold medals at Olympics beating 19 year legend
8-17-2008  •  AP 
Phelps sure did his part to win No. 8, eclipsing Mark Spitz's seven-gold performance at the 1972 Munich Games. By the time Phelps dived in for the butterfly, the U.S. was trailing Australia and Japan. That's when he really went to work.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Jesus Is an Anarchist! (A Free-Market, Libertarian Anarchist, that is...) News Link  •  Religion: Believers
Jesus Is an Anarchist! (A Free-Market, Libertarian Anarchist, that is...)
08-17-2008  •  anti-state.com 
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Reported by: Freed Radical
FOX News vs. 12yr old Ossetian Girl - part2 from RT News Link  •  WAR: About that War
FOX News vs. 12yr old Ossetian Girl - part2 from RT
08-17-2008  •  Revolutionary Politics 
This incident has sparked huge controversy over the issue of media impartiality, with Russian government officials calling it a violation of journalistic ethics. Amanda Kokoeva was in a cafe in Tskhinvali when the firing from Georgian troops began.Bu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Istvan Lettang
RON PAUL 4409 -- SIGN FACTORY 2 Reference Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
RON PAUL 4409 -- SIGN FACTORY 2
   RON PAUL 4409 -- SIGN FACTORY 2
Entered by: Forty Four O Nine
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McCain: In the 21st Century, Nations Don’t Invade Other Nations News Link  •  WAR: About that War
McCain: In the 21st Century, Nations Don’t Invade Other Nations
08-16-2008  •  The Agitator 
John McCain explaining why Russia shouldn't have invaded Georgia.... One must wonder if people like McCain actually believe what they spew (at least when they're spewing it) or if they hold the intelligence of the average American so low a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
Mr Mortgage: The Real Estate 'Quickening' is Upon Us News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Mr Mortgage: The Real Estate 'Quickening' is Upon Us
8-16-08  •  MrMortgage.ml-implode.com 
As one family gets a ‘great deal’ 100 have more equity stripped away, 50 are thrown into an incurable negative-equity situation and 25 default as a result. This leads to even more inventory. It is a vicious cycle; a feedback loop from which there is  Read Full Story
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Phoenix home prices see record drop: MLS data will no longer be made public News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Phoenix home prices see record drop: MLS data will no longer be made public
8-16-08  •  HousingDoom.com 
The drop, from May 2007 to May of this year, was even more severe than the 18 percent decline from April 2007 to April 2008, and the first-ever, double-digit decline of 13 percent from March 2007 to March 2008.  Read Full Story
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Future wars 'to be fought with mind drugs' News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Future wars 'to be fought with mind drugs'
8-16-2008  •  Daily Telegraph 
Landmines releasing brain-altering chemicals, scanners reading soldiers' minds and devices boosting eyesight and hearing could all one figure in arsenals, suggests the study. Drugs allowing troops to stay awake and alert for several days are expe  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Truth in the Coin Shop<br>by Jeffrey A. Tucker News Link  •  Precious Metals
Truth in the Coin Shop
by Jeffrey A. Tucker

8-16-2008  •  Mises Institute 
As implausible as this may sound, all political truth can be found in a coin shop. And not just political truth: you find in here the story of the whole of modern life on exhibit, and learn more from looking than you find in a multivolume history.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Huge protests expected at political conventions News Link  •  Eugenics
Huge protests expected at political conventions
8-16-2008  •  Reuters 
"These noises [what is being said by whom] do need to be taken seriously. If you identify the anarchists early and they engage in criminal behavior, snatch them up right now. The further you delay the more damage they can do to the process of le  Read Full Story
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