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Date Sent: 2008-12-17
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Wednesday, December 17, 2008
 
Bailout passes $8 trillion -- Cheney Lauds Obama's National Security Team

IRS offers to help people sell their homes -- Ron Paul Interview -- Flying Shoes, Bursting Bubbles - by Will Grigg -- Federal Reserve Bond Sales? - by Michael S. Rozeff -- Bush: "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system" -- The Nazis: A Warning from History - by Christine Smith -- Baltic Dry Index shows signs of revival, without credit nothing moves -- Army 'Strategic Shock' Report Says Troops May Be Needed To Quell U.S. Civil Unrest -- Fed Cuts Rate to Zero-0.25%, Signals Asset Buying as Next Step -- Whistleblower exposed NSA wiretapping because 'this is crazy' -- Blighted Christmas - by Melinda Pillsbury-Foster -- Fascist Powers: New Rule Expands DNA Collection to All People Arrested -- U.S. Economy : The Philosopher's Stone w/ Peter Schiff & Ron Paul -- Jews Hit Hard by Madoff Scheme -- Greek youths break into state TV center, take over -- The Greater Depression: Drop in consumer prices is most since 1932 -- Economic Downturn Spurs "Survival Panic" For Some -- Family: Shoe thrower hates both US, Iran role -- Are You Zombie Or American? -- Google Seeking To Cut Net Censorship Deals -- Fascist Powers: U.S. May Give Car Czar Power to Force Bankruptcies -- Housing Starts Decline to Record 49 Year Low -- Marines Co-Managing 'Sobriety Checkpoints' in San Bernardino County, Ca. -- Cheney admits authorizing detainee's torture -- December Alert - US To Be Cut Off From The World ! AZ:Breakfast with Powell Gammill on Bioterrorism Thursday
 

Bailout passes $8 trillion News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Bailout passes $8 trillion
12-16-2008  •  Politico 
As the holiday season commences, it’s worth taking stock of the last gift that President George W. Bush and the 110th Congress have left for U.S. taxpayers. It’s a package of about $8.7 trillion dollars’ worth of potential taxpayer commitments for lo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
IRS offers to help people sell their homes News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
IRS offers to help people sell their homes
12-16-2008  •  AP 
The IRS can rule that its lien will be secondary to another lien, such as that of a lending institution, if it determines that taking a subordinate position will ultimately help with the collection of the tax debt. [anything to get the booty]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Walter Block continues to battle political correctness News Link  •  Education: Private Secular Schools and Home School
Walter Block continues to battle political correctness
12-16-2008  •  LewRockwell 
For those of you who are new to this story, and have not been following the story of my adventures at Loyola College of Maryland, I was accused of racism and sexism for explaining the male-female, and the white-black wage gaps.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Flying Shoes, Bursting Bubbles<br>by Will Grigg News Link  •  Bush Administration
Flying Shoes, Bursting Bubbles
by Will Grigg

12-16-2008  •  Pro Liberate 
Immediately after a Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi disrupted a Baghdad press conference by hurling both shoes at Bush, calling him a "dog" and denouncing him in the name of "the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq,*  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Kenyan Obama Elected President of the United States Yesterday News Link  •  Eugenics
Kenyan Obama Elected President of the United States Yesterday
12-16-2008  •  FOX News 
Presidential electors have formally elected Barack Obama the nation's 44th president. Electors gathering in state capitols across the country have pushed Obama above the 270 electoral votes needed to win. Obama takes office Jan. 20, becoming th  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Federal Reserve Bond Sales?<br>by Michael S. Rozeff News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve Bond Sales?
by Michael S. Rozeff

12-16-2008  •  LewRockwell 
Rumor has it that the Federal Reserve is considering selling bonds. The legality is in question. Leaving that aside, why would the Fed do such a thing? If it did, how would such a thing work? What would be its effects?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul Interview News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Ron Paul Interview
12-16-2008  •  HuffPo 
His campaigns was based on Republican ideals, with a special emphasis on constitutionalist and libertarian values. In 2008, Paul was the only Republican candidate for President who opposed the Iraq War and other interventionist policies.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Israel's 'Get Out of Jail Free' Card<br>by Philip Giraldi News Link  •  Palestine -- Israel
Israel's 'Get Out of Jail Free' Card
by Philip Giraldi

12-16-2008  •  Antiwar 
The FBI suspected that leading neocons Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, and Stephen Bryen were guilty of providing classified information to Israel, but they all avoided prosecution and were rewarded with senior positions in the Pentagon.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Cheney Lauds Obama's National Security Team News Link  •  Obama Administration
Cheney Lauds Obama's National Security Team
12-16-2008  •  NY Times 
[change] Vice President Dick Cheney is calling President-elect Barack Obama's national security lineup ''a pretty good team.''  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Feature Article  •  TAXES: Federal
"Tax his land, Tax his bed, Tax the table, At which he's fed."
Ernest Hancock
   Tax all he has - Then let him know - That you won't be done - Till he has no dough.
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Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule. News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Tax his tractor, Tax his mule, Teach him taxes Are the rule.
12-16-2008  •  New York Daily News 
Gov. David Paterson unveils dire New York State budget that includes new taxes, layoffs and cuts  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Nikkei rises 1.1 percent on Fed rate cut News Link  •  Economy - International
Nikkei rises 1.1 percent on Fed rate cut
12-17-2008  •  Reuters 
The Nikkei average rose 1.1 percent on Wednesday, with banking stocks among the biggest gainers after the U.S. Federal Reserve slashed borrowing costs to a record low, prompting a rally on Wall Street.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bush: News Link  •  Bush Administration
Bush: "I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system,"
12-16-08  •  Rawstory.com 
"I feel a sense of obligation to my successor to make sure there is not a, you know, a huge economic crisis. Look, we're in a crisis now. I mean, this is -- we're in a huge recession, but I don't want to make it even worse."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
The Nazis: A Warning from History News Link  •  History
The Nazis: A Warning from History
12-16-2008  •  Christine Smith Blog 
Often it's not that people are morally beyond commission of evil, but only refrain from it because it is not socially acceptable. Tyrannical government doesn’t occur overnight. Gradual, it can be lauded and enthusiastically embraced.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Christine Smith
Baltic Dry Index shows signs of revival, without credit nothing moves News Link  •  Economy - International
Baltic Dry Index shows signs of revival, without credit nothing moves
12-16-2008  •  Sharidan M. Ali, TheStar Online Edition 
On Dec 11, 2008 the index stood at 711 after a 94.4% decline which began last May. Recent figures however show a 6% increase in the index. It’s a good development but the jury is still out when it comes to longer-term prospects. BDI measures the d  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Veritas Vincit
Army ‘Strategic Shock’ Report Says Troops May Be Needed To Quell U.S. Civil Unrest News Link  •  Police State
Army ‘Strategic Shock’ Report Says Troops May Be Needed To Quell U.S. Civil Unrest
12-16-08  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
A recent report produced by the U.S. Army War College’s Strategic Institute warns that the United States may experience massive civil unrest in the wake of a series of crises which it has termed “strategic shock.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Fed Cuts Rate to Zero-0.25%, Signals Asset Buying as Next Step News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Fed Cuts Rate to Zero-0.25%, Signals Asset Buying as Next Step
12-16-08  •  Bloomberg.com 
The Federal Reserve cut the main U.S. interest rate to “a target range” of between zero and 0.25 percent and said it will do whatever is needed to end the longest recession in a quarter-century and revive credit.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Whistleblower exposed NSA wiretapping because 'this is crazy' News Link  •  Constitution
Whistleblower exposed NSA wiretapping because 'this is crazy'
12-16-08  •  Rawstory.com 
"I just stepped back and said, 'This is crazy,'" Tamm told Maddow. "This is not what the Department of Justice is all about. This is not what the Constitution is about."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Blighted Christmas Feature Article  •  Constitution
Blighted Christmas
Melinda Pillsbury-foster
   Lying is now considered simple corporate policy. In that way it dovetails neatly with government policy. But you have a natural right to the truth reinforced by the First Amendment to the Constitution. This year give Truth for Christmas
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News Link  •  China
Swiss watch found in 400-year-old tomb
12-15-2008  •  ananova.com via Rense.com 
Local experts say they are confused as they believe the tomb had been undisturbed since it was created during the Ming dynasty 400 years ago.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Fascist Powers: New Rule Expands DNA Collection to All People Arrested News Link  •  Police State
Fascist Powers: New Rule Expands DNA Collection to All People Arrested
12-16-08  •  WashingtonPost.com 
"We know from past experience that collecting DNA at arrest or deportation will prevent rapes and murders that would otherwise be committed," said Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), who authored that part the legislation.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Who Throws a Shoe (Austin Powers) News Link  •  Bush Administration
Who Throws a Shoe (Austin Powers)
12-16-2008  •  LA Times 
"This is from the widows, the orphans and those who were killed in Iraq," LA Times Story - YouTube>  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Greek youths break into state TV center, take over News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Greek youths break into state TV center, take over
12-16-2008  •  Breibart 
Protesters forced their way into Greece's state NET television news studio Tuesday and interrupted a news broadcast featuring the prime minister so they could urge viewers to join mass anti-government demonstrations.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
`Nanny' state? Drescher eyes Clinton's Senate seat News Link  •  Politics: Democratic Campaigns
`Nanny' state? Drescher eyes Clinton's Senate seat
12-16-2008  •  Associated Press 
The star of "The Nanny" wants to go from playing nasally New Yawkers to succeeding Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
U.S. Economy : The Philosopher's Stone News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
U.S. Economy : The Philosopher's Stone
12-16-2008  •  YouTube - Peter Schiff & Ron Paul 
"When one gets in bed with government, one must expect the diseases it spreads." - Congressman Ron Paul M.D.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
The Greater Depression: Drop in consumer prices is most since 1932 News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
The Greater Depression: Drop in consumer prices is most since 1932
12-16-08  •  MarketWatch.com 
"This is scary stuff," said Mike Schenk, an economist for Credit Union National Association. "We are teetering on the brink of a massive downward spiral. Deflation is a threat."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Jews Hit Hard by Madoff Scheme News Link  •  Corruption
Jews Hit Hard by Madoff Scheme
12-16-2008  •  slate.com 
Bernard Madoff's alleged Ponzi scheme has hit Southern California's Jewish community particularly hard. Which also includes some of California's biggest Jewish foundations. (Smell a Bailout?)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Paris Police Find Dynamite at Department Store News Link  •  World News
Paris Police Find Dynamite at Department Store
12-16-2008  •  AP 
Police acting on a warning Tuesday found a bundle of dynamite inside a Paris department store at the height of the Christmas season, and a group demanding that France withdraw from Afghanistan claimed responsibility.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Family: Shoe thrower hates both US, Iran role News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Family: Shoe thrower hates both US, Iran role
12-16-2008  •  AP 
"He hates the American physical occupation as much as he hates the Iranian moral occupation," Dhirgham said. "As for Iran, he considers the regime to be the other side of the American coin."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Economic Downturn Spurs News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Economic Downturn Spurs "Survival Panic" For Some
12-16-08  •  Reuters.com/ 
"People start seeing their economic situation change, and it stimulates a sort of survival panic," said Gaetano Vaccaro, deputy clinical director of Moonview Sanctuary...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Report: Google Seeking To Cut Net Censorship Deals News Link  •  Media: Internet
Report: Google Seeking To Cut Net Censorship Deals
12-16-08  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
The proponents of the various “Internet 2″ style projects all maintain that the internet in it’s current form is “dead” or “dying”, citing the problem of providing more and more bandwidth as it grows. The fact of the matter is that bandwidth is  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Are You Zombie Or American? News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Are You Zombie Or American?
12-16-08  •  Rense.com 
Much of this $7 trillion bailout - with NO oversight - is composed of direct cash payments to foreign capital sources to keep them from filing the lawsuit of the millennium against Wall Street and Washington, DC for FRAUD.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Housing Starts Decline to Record 49 Year Low News Link  •  Economy - International
Housing Starts Decline to Record 49 Year Low
12-16-08  •  CalculatedRisk.blogspot.com 
Single-family starts were at 441 thousand in November; the lowest level ever recorded (since 1959). Single-family permits were at 412 thousand in November, suggesting single family starts may fall even further next month.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Fascist Powers: U.S. May Give Car Czar Power to Force Bankruptcies News Link  •  Philosophy: Fascism
Fascist Powers: U.S. May Give Car Czar Power to Force Bankruptcies
12-15-08  •  Bloomberg.com 
The U.S. Treasury may adopt a plan that would let a car czar or the Treasury secretary force General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC into bankruptcy...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Cheney admits authorizing detainee's torture News Link  •  Bush Administration
Cheney admits authorizing detainee's torture
12-15-08  •  Rawstory.com 
"I supported it," he said regarding the practice known as "water-boarding," a form of simulated drowning. After World War II, Japanese soldiers were tried and convicted of war crimes in US courts for water-boarding, a practice whi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Marines Co-Managing 'Sobriety Checkpoints' in San Bernardino County, Ca. News Link  •  Police State
Marines Co-Managing 'Sobriety Checkpoints' in San Bernardino County, Ca.
12-15-08  •  journals.democraticunderground.com/ 
The combined mutual cooperation between the Marine Corps Military Police and State enforcement officers will begin somewhere along Highway 62. The CHP will set up DUI roadblocks with the presence of Military Police. A violation of the Posse Comitatus  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
December Alert - US To Be Cut Off From The World ! News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
December Alert - US To Be Cut Off From The World !
12-16-2008  •  Catherine Abbitt 
The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) has dropped 93% as a result of the economic conditions world-wide. Very important information that is not being made public in the United States! (You Should know this stuff)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Catherine Abbitt
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