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Date Sent: 2009-01-03
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Saturday, January 3, 2009
 
Weaponization of Space Advances Under Obama -- The Economist: US In Depression, Not Recession

Future Prediction for the US Economy - by Ernest Hancock -- (NY Times OpEd) Joe Arpaio: Worst Law Enforcement Officer in America -- No. 7 Utah handily beats No. 4 Alabama 31-17 in Sugar Bowl -- Factories slash output, jobs around world -- Oregon looks at taxing mileage instead of gasoline -- AARP Member: War Vet, Stunned By New Iraq Deployment -- Late 2009 Dollar Demise: Gulf Cooperation Council to create new currency -- States seeking $1 trillion 'Federal Bailout' to 'keep afloat' -- US Supreme Court takes the teeth out of the Second Amendment -- 'Financial 9/11' struck over $6.9 trillion from US economy during 2008 -- Israeli Tank Crews on Gaza Border Await Order to Move -- Congress to get one week to consider economic package -- Paulson blames crisis on imbalance -- SEC Said to Probe More Ponzi Schemes After Madoff Disclosures -- Manufacturing Shrinks as Orders Hit 60-Year Low -- US readying south Afghan surge against Taliban -- Civilians take brunt of 7th day of Gaza offensive -- Motorists' Habits Spur Call for Tax Increases -- 2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama -- Border Patrol Forum On Washington State Checkpoints Draws Large Crowd -- Homeland Security USA: All Hail The American Police State -- Futuristic Security Checkpoints Know What You Do Before You Do It -- Blaming the Victims: The Dominant Media Vilify Hamas - by Stephen Lendman -- The Crisis of 2009 - the Fault of Markets or Governments? AZ: Arizona Breakfast Club - Surviving the Fall of the Empire - Today, 7:30AM
 

Future Prediction for the US Economy (originally published Jan 1st 2009) Feature Article  •  Future Predictions
Future Prediction for the US Economy (originally published Jan 1st 2009)
Ernest Hancock
   The reason libertarian philosophy is such a good predictor of the future is that logic and reason dominate over wishful thinking. Basic principles of human behavior, that are easily understood by a 5th grader, are...
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America’s Worst Sheriff (Joe Arpaio) News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
America’s Worst Sheriff (Joe Arpaio)
1-2-2009  •  NY Times 
Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., which includes Phoenix and its sprawling surroundings, is an aggressive self-promoter with a new claim to fame: a reality show on Fox called “Smile … You’re Under Arrest!” It’s a “Candid Camera” for crook  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
No. 7 Utah handily beats No. 4 Alabama 31-17 in Sugar Bowl News Link  •  Entertainment: Sports
No. 7 Utah handily beats No. 4 Alabama 31-17 in Sugar Bowl
1-2-2008  •  AP 
In what could be the biggest upset of the college bowl season, Utah beat Alabama 31-17 in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Friday night in New Orleans. Utah finished the season 13-0 and has a case to be lifted into the Top 5 of all of college football.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Factories slash output, jobs around world News Link  •  Economy - International
Factories slash output, jobs around world
1-2-2009  •  Reuters 
Factories in China and India joined much of Europe in slashing output and jobs at a record pace in December, another sign the biggest emerging markets were wilting under the recession gripping industrialized nations.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Texas jail closes after recliners found in cells News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Texas jail closes after recliners found in cells
1-2-2009  •  AP 
A jail in northern Texas has been closed and its nearly 60 inmates transferred as authorities investigate what they call dangerous conditions for jailers and those behind bars _ including cells that locked from the inside or contained recliners. Five  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Oregon looks at taxing mileage instead of gasoline News Link  •  TAXES: State
Oregon looks at taxing mileage instead of gasoline
1-2-2008  •  AP 
Oregon is among a growing number of states exploring ways to tax drivers based on the number of miles they drive instead of how much gas they use, even going so far as to install GPS monitoring devices in 300 vehicles. The idea first emerged nearly 1  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
AirTran apologizes for removing Muslim passengers News Link  •  Transportation
AirTran apologizes for removing Muslim passengers
1-2-2008  •  AP 
AirTran Airways apologized Friday to nine Muslims kicked off a New Year's Day flight to Florida after other passengers reported hearing a suspicious remark about airplane security. One of the passengers said the confusion started at Reagan Nation  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NY Governor May Be Leaning Toward Caroline Kennedy News Link  •  Constitution
NY Governor May Be Leaning Toward Caroline Kennedy
1-02-09  •  abcnews.go.com/Politics/ 
Two people close to Gov. David Paterson tell The Associated Press they believe Caroline Kennedy will be his choice, but the governor cautions he's still looking.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Space impacts may have wiped out woolly mammoths and early human settlers in North America News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Space impacts may have wiped out woolly mammoths and early human settlers in North America
1-02-09  •  news.BBC.co.uk 
"They indicate there was an extra-terrestrial event on Earth 12,900 years ago," he told BBC News.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
AARP Member: War Vet, 50, Stunned By New Deployment News Link  •  Military
AARP Member: War Vet, 50, Stunned By New Deployment
1-02-09  •  kcra.com/ 
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- A veteran who has been out of the military for 15 years and recently received his AARP card was stunned when he received notice he will be deployed to Iraq.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Late 2009 Dollar Demise: Gulf Cooperation Council to create new currency News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Late 2009 Dollar Demise: Gulf Cooperation Council to create new currency
1-02-09  •  caps.fool.com/ 
Gulf Cooperation Council leaders yesterday concluded their 29th annual summit meeting in Muscat, Oman with a final approval for the creation of a single currency for the six-nation economic bloc, still targeted for 2010.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
States seeking $1 trillion 'Federal Bailout' to 'keep afloat' News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
States seeking $1 trillion 'Federal Bailout' to 'keep afloat'
1-02-09  •  politico.com/news/ 
A group of Democratic governors warned Friday that without as much as $1 trillion in federal assistance, many states will not be able to pay their bills in the next year.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Babeu Ends Photo Radar In Pinal County News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Babeu Ends Photo Radar In Pinal County
01/02/2009  •  CameraFRAUD.com / 4409 
Exclusive to CameraFRAUD/4409/Freedom's Phoenix --- Moments after being sworn in as Pinal County Sheriff, Paul Babeu spoke with us regarding the fate of photo enforcement in his jurisdiction, his belief in the Constitution, as well as the proper  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Camera FRAUD
News Link  •  Constitution
U. S. Supreme Court takes the teeth out of the Second Amendment
01/02/2009  •  Daily Newscaster 
Back in June of 2008 many Constitutionalists and pro Second Amendment advocates hailed the Supreme Court ruling of D.C. vs Heller, gun rights advocates were told it was a victory. It wasn't!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: D. H. Williams
'Financial 9/11' struck over $6.9 trillion from US economy during 2008 News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
'Financial 9/11' struck over $6.9 trillion from US economy during 2008
1-2-2009  •  Rawstory 
2008 saw the greatest financial losses in generations, as $6.9 trillion poured from investors' coffers in the worst series of cascading disasters since the Great Depression. The resulting panic was met with equally drastic action by the US Treasu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Israeli Tank Crews on Gaza Border Await Order to Move News Link  •  Palestine -- Israel
Israeli Tank Crews on Gaza Border Await Order to Move
1-2-2008  •  Bloomberg 
Along the eastern border of the Gaza Strip in a chilly drizzle, scores of Israeli Merkava tanks rumbled through a muddy field, assembled into columns and waited. Plumes of smoke were still visible in the sky as Israel’s Lockheed Martin Corp. F-16 war  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
THE MOST OVERLOOKED & IGNORED ISSUE IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2008 Opinion  •  Environment
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THE MOST OVERLOOKED & IGNORED ISSUE IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2008
1-2-2009
Frosty Wooldridge
   Do you know the most ignored issue in 2008? If you lived in Phoenix, LA, Denver, Chicago, New York or any big city--you felt it! It engulfed you! It irritated you. It cost you a lot of money. What might that issue be? Find out!
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Congress to get one week to consider economic package News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Congress to get one week to consider economic package
1-2-2008  •  Washington Post 
[buried] Obama aides said the president-elect will make an all-out push to convince Americans the government must spend $1 trillion to create jobs, provide cash for spending and shore up the finances of the state governments.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Paulson blames crisis on imbalance News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Paulson blames crisis on imbalance
1-2-2009  •  Financial Times 
Global economic imbalances helped to foster the credit crisis by pushing down global interest rates and driving investors towards riskier assets, outgoing US Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson told the Financial Times. In a valedictory interview, Mr  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Easy come, easy go after gold glitch News Link  •  Precious Metals
Easy come, easy go after gold glitch
01-02-2009  •  Yahoo 
A computer glitch at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China gave gold traders a 23-minute bonanza that cost the bank dearly last week, sparking a debate on Monday as the bank reclaimed the windfall.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
SEC Said to Probe More Ponzi Schemes After Madoff Disclosures News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
SEC Said to Probe More Ponzi Schemes After Madoff Disclosures
1-2-2008  •  Bloomberg 
U.S. regulators working to untangle Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme are probing other money managers suspected of using similar tactics, two people with knowledge of the inquiries said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Manufacturing Shrinks as Orders Hit 60-Year Low News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Manufacturing Shrinks as Orders Hit 60-Year Low
1-2-2008  •  Bloomberg 
The decline in U.S. manufacturing deepened in December as demand for such products as cars, appliances and furniture reached the lowest level since at least 1948, signaling further cutbacks in factory jobs and production this year.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US readying south Afghan surge against Taliban News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US readying south Afghan surge against Taliban
1-2-2008  •  AP 
In what amounts to an Afghan version of the surge in Iraq, the U.S. is preparing to pour at least 20,000 extra troops into the south, augmenting 12,500 NATO soldiers who have proved too few to cope with a Taliban insurgency that is fiercer than NATO  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Civilians take brunt of 7th day of Gaza offensive News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Civilians take brunt of 7th day of Gaza offensive
1-2-2009  •  Reuters 
The civilian death toll climbed in Israel's air offensive against the Gaza Strip on Friday. There was no sign of a ceasefire on the seventh day of the conflict, in which at least 425 Palestinians have been killed and 2,000 wounded, but a Palestin  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Motorists' Habits Spur Call for Tax Increases News Link  •  TAXES: State
Motorists' Habits Spur Call for Tax Increases
1-1-2009  •  AP 
Motorists are driving less and buying less gasoline, which means fuel taxes aren't raising enough money to keep pace with the cost of road, bridge and transit programs. A federal commission created by Congress to find a way to make up the growing  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times
101-02-2008  •  www.heartmath.org 
Doc Childre, founder of HeartMath, a leading stress research institute, has written a free booklet De-Stress Kit for the Changing Times that provides a few simple practices to help people intercept and manage stress during this period of challenge an  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
News Link  •  Military
2008 Military Times poll: Wary about Obama
01-02-2009  •  Military Times via DrudgeReport.com 
When asked how they feel about President-elect Barack Obama as commander in chief, six out of 10 active-duty service members say they are uncertain or pessimistic, according to a Military Times survey.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Weaponization of Space Likely to Advance Under Obama News Link  •  Military
Weaponization of Space Likely to Advance Under Obama
1-02-09  •  AfterDowningStreet.org 
President-elect Barack Obama will probably tear down long-standing barriers between the U.S.’s civilian and military space programs to speed up a mission to the moon amid the prospect of a new space race with China.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Border Patrol Forum On Washington State Checkpoints Draws Large Crowd Feature Article  •  Homeland Security
Border Patrol Forum On Washington State Checkpoints Draws Large Crowd
Terry Bressi
   I've compiled several interesting news articles & YouTube videos regarding a public forum held on November 3, 2008 in Jefferson County, Washington below. The forum was prompted by widespread concern regarding the use of suspicionless checkpoints
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Homeland Security USA: All Hail The American Police State News Link  •  Homeland Security
Homeland Security USA: All Hail The American Police State
1-02-09  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
Yet another primetime show designed to illicit awe and amazement of our beloved Rulers and their costumed henchmen. Long Live The State!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Some people may not wait for the gangster banksters' leftovers News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Some people may not wait for the gangster banksters' leftovers
1-2-2008  •  AFP 
New York's police chief warned Wednesday that banks need to beef up security as thieves respond to the recession with a wave of heists. "We have seen an up tick in bank robberies," Commissioner Raymond Kelly told CNN.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
News Link  •  Employee and Employer Relations
Traditional family defenders now in 'gay' agenda bull's-eye - Licensing proposal could r
01-01-2009  •  WND.com via e-mail from 'Bulls-Eye William' 
...a recommendation before the State Bar of Arizona... to require all new lawyers to swear they won't let their personal religious perspective on homosexuality affect their representation of any client.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
A NEW YEAR’S WISH FOR CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES Opinion  •  Environment
CONNECTING THE DOTS
A NEW YEAR’S WISH FOR CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES
1-2-2009
Frosty Wooldridge
   As a civilization, we face ominous challenges in 2009: energy, water shortages, hyper-population growth, balkanization, immigration and many other dilemmas.
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This’ll be how it happens… News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
This’ll be how it happens…
October 6, 2008  •  LadyLiberty Blog 
Homer Simpson tries to vote for Obama and discovers the voting machine mysteriously keeps changing his vote to McCain. (Below the video it says "Do right by your family and country: Vote 3rd party, write in or NOTA!")  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Tyger Gilbert
China dinosaur site could be the largest collection ever found News Link  •  History
China dinosaur site could be the largest collection ever found
1-02-09  •  News.BBC.co.uk 
Most of the bones date back to the late Cretaceous period which is around the time when dinosaurs became extinct.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
The Economist: U.S. In Depression, Not Recession News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
The Economist: U.S. In Depression, Not Recession
1-02-09  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
Renowned financial publication The Economist reports that, based on the characteristics of the current financial crisis, the U.S. is in a depression, not a recession.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Futuristic Security Checkpoints Know What You Do Before You Do It News Link  •  Homeland Security
Futuristic Security Checkpoints Know What You Do Before You Do It
1-02-08  •  techfragments.com/news/ 
Homeland Security is developing a system called Future Attribute Screening Technology, or FAST for short. The system uses cameras to detect slight alterations in pupil sizes, blink rate and even direction of gaze.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Letters to the Editor   •  More about Economy - Economics USA
How can America be in Debt with $100 Trillon in hidden retirement funds?
Written by: Thunder
   http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/512.html
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Blaming the Victims - The Dominant Media Vilify Hamas Feature Article  •  Israel - Palestine
Blaming the Victims - The Dominant Media Vilify Hamas
Stephen Lendman
   The Israeli-Washington partnership continues to slaughter Gazans
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The Crisis of 2009 - the Fault of Markets or Governments? News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
The Crisis of 2009 - the Fault of Markets or Governments?
1-2-2008  •  CynicusEconomicus 
It seems that everything that has gone wrong in the world economy can be directly, or indirectly, traced to government interventions. Despite this, the blame for this crisis is being laid at the door of the free market?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
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