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Date Sent: 2009-01-16
Freedom's Phoenix Headline News for Friday, January 16, 2009
 
US House seeks $825 billion in new bailout -- Nationalization rumors slam Citigroup, Bank of America

Resistance to U.S. Plan for Afghanistan -- Senate and Congress OKs release of final $350B of bailout -- David Faber on the Bank of America's new bailout -- Madoff's fund may not have made a single trade -- NASA discovers evidence of possible 'life on Mars' -- All 155 safe after pilot ditches jet in NYC river -- What’s Hayden Hidin’? - by Ray McGovern -- MISH: Social Mood Will Define The Future -- CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS MEETS OBAMA IN PRIVATE -- Is USA TODAY on the brink of bankruptcy? -- Citi, BofA Problems Seen Spreading to Other Banks -- Congress considers using TARP and 'Eminent Domain' to acquire mortgages -- Indiana State Senator Files Gold Money Bill -- Depression ahead, prepare for stock rout: SocGen -- Supreme Court Effectively Gutted the 4th Amendment -- Israeli troops thrust deep into Gaza City -- World stocks drop amid mounting economic gloom -- Pakistan detains dozens allegedly linked to Mumbai -- White House answers judge's finding of US torture -- Authorities: Children named for Nazis were removed from home for their safety -- Compean finally speaks from behind prison bars
 

New York City to ban general public from owning geiger counters & other bio- chem- or general WMD de News Link  •  Homeland Security
New York City to ban general public from owning geiger counters & other bio- chem- or general WMD de
01-16-2009  •  http://www.indymedia.ie 
The NYPD whom you quite probably have seen on television have lobbied successfully to propose a municipal law “to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to permits for biological, chemical and radiological detectors.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
Resistance to U.S. Plan for Afghanistan News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Resistance to U.S. Plan for Afghanistan
1-15-2009  •  Washington Post 
The planned U.S. military and counterinsurgency drive in Afghanistan is meeting public and official resistance that could delay and possibly undermine a costly, belated effort that American officials here acknowledge has a limited window of time to s  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Science closing in on cloak of invisibility News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Science closing in on cloak of invisibility
1-15-2009  •  AP 
"The new device can cloak a much wider spectrum of waves - nearly limitless - and will scale far more easily to infrared and visible light. The approach we used should help us expand and improve our abilities to cloak different types of waves,**  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Senate and Congress OKs release of final $350B of bailout News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Senate and Congress OKs release of final $350B of bailout
1-15-2009  •  AP 
Two days after Obama personally lobbied for release of $350 billion in bailout funds, the Senate narrowly turned aside a bid to block the money.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. House seeks $825 billion in new bailout News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
U.S. House seeks $825 billion in new bailout
1-15-2009  •  Reuters 
Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives unveiled an $825 billion tax cut and spending bill on Thursday they hope will help President-elect Barack Obama reverse the steep decline in the U.S. economy.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Supreme Court denies petition in Berg v. Obama News Link  •  Obama Administration
Supreme Court denies petition in Berg v. Obama
1/15/09  •  sonoran news 
1/8/09, a Joint Session of Congress counted the electoral votes and declared Obama President of the United States, without a single member raising an objection. On Monday, the Supreme Court denied Attorney Philip Berg’s petition for a writ of certior  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Suave actor Ricardo Montalban dies News Link  •  Entertainment: Movies
Suave actor Ricardo Montalban dies
01-15-2009  •  San Francisco Chronicle 
leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his roles as Mr. Roarke on ABC's "Fantasy Island" and the villainous Khan of the "Star Trek" franchise, died Wedne  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Nationalization rumors slam Citigroup, Bank of America News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Nationalization rumors slam Citigroup, Bank of America
1-15-09  •  Jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com & LAtimes.com 
The hottest rumor on Wall Street today was that the government was planning to effectively nationalize Citigroup Inc. and Bank of America Corp., perhaps as early as this weekend.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
David Faber lets loose with his real opinion on Bank of America's new bailout News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
David Faber lets loose with his real opinion on Bank of America's new bailout
1-15-09  •  YouTube.com & CNBC.com 
This morning David Faber related a story concerning how the CEO of BofA had some type of oral agreement with Henry Paulson to use TARP funding to cover the the (full) cost of its acquisition of Merrill Lynch and Countrywide. David Faber lets loose.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
LA Area Port Traffic Collapses in December News Link  •  Economy - International
LA Area Port Traffic Collapses in December
1-15-09  •  Calculatedriskblog.com 
But even more shocking and important for the U.S. economy is that export traffic has collapsed. For the LA area ports, outbound traffic continued to decline in December, and was 30% below the level of December 2007.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Art Hoax Unites Europe in Displeasure News Link  •  European Union
Art Hoax Unites Europe in Displeasure
1-15-2009  •  NY Times 
The piece, an enormous mosaic installed in the European Council building over the weekend, was meant to symbolize the glory of a unified Europe by reflecting something special about each country in the European Union.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
NASA discovers evidence of possible 'life on Mars' News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
NASA discovers evidence of possible 'life on Mars'
1-15-09  •  Rawstory.com 
The scientists said they have detected seasonal variations of methane emissions over some locations on Mars, but remain uncertain about the source of the gas.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
$50 Billion Mystery: Madoff's fund may not have made a single trade News Link  •  Corruption
$50 Billion Mystery: Madoff's fund may not have made a single trade
1-15-09  •  news.yahoo.com/s/nm/ 
Bernie Madoff's investment fund may never have executed a single trade, industry officials say, suggesting detailed statements mailed to investors each month may have been an elaborate mirage in a $50 billion fraud.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
On Ladders and Models Opinion  •  Economy - Economics USA
On Ladders and Models
01-14-2009
Glenn Jacobs
   President-elect Barack Obama claims his economic stimulus plan will create over 3 million jobs. How did he arrive at that number? Well, his economic team fell into a hole and figured a way out.
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News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
Patriots Awake!
01-15-2009  •  foundingfather1776.wordpress.com via Rense.com 
When all else fails, vote from the rooftops! (Print on the back of his shirt.)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
All 155 safe after pilot ditches jet in NYC river News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
All 155 safe after pilot ditches jet in NYC river
01-15-2009  •  Brietbart 
NEW YORK (AP) - A US Airways pilot ditched his disabled jetliner into the frigid Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after a collision with a flock of birds apparently knocked out both engines, but officials said rescuers pulled all 155 people on boar  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
My Plans for 2009 News Link  •  Politics: General Activism
My Plans for 2009
01-15-2009  •  Christine Smith Blog 
Public office? Articles. New book.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Christine Smith
A Taste of Things to Come: Economic Riots in Riga, Latvia News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
A Taste of Things to Come: Economic Riots in Riga, Latvia
1-15-09  •  bankimplode.com/blog/ 
Coming soon to a town square near you. Does there remain any doubt that the preparations for martial law are for real? As soon as Americans realize they’ve been shafted by TARP and there’s no legal recourse, they will move to the streets pitchforks a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
What’s Hayden Hidin’? Opinion  •  Central Intelligence Agency
Ray McGovern: My Take
What’s Hayden Hidin’?
01-15-2009
Ray McGovern
   CIA Director Michael Hayden is going around town telling folks he has warned Obama “personally and forcefully” that if Obama authorizes an investigation into controversial activities like water boarding, “no one in Langley will ever take a risk again
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Schwarzenegger: California Faces Insolvency within Weeks News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Schwarzenegger: California Faces Insolvency within Weeks
1-15-09  •  online.wsj.com/ 
More imminently, the state is projected to run out of cash in weeks, which may require it to delay tax refunds and other payments starting Feb. 1. "The reality is that our state is incapacitated until we resolve the budget crisis," Mr. Schw  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Social Mood Will Define The Future News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Social Mood Will Define The Future
01-15-2009  •  Mish Shedlock-globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com 
Boomers have known only inflationary or reflationary conditions for most, if not all of their conscious lives. Here is the pattern: Want, work, borrow, spend, enjoy, and worry about the bills tomorrow, as if tomorrow would never come.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
News Link  •  Corruption
CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS MEETS OBAMA IN PRIVATE (!?!)
01-15-2009  •  News With Views via e-mail from MCAC (thanks!) 
Chief Justice Roberts has cases on the docket where Obama is the defendant or is the subject of the litigation. Does anyone see major conflict of interest here?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Is USA TODAY on the brink of bankruptcy? News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Is USA TODAY on the brink of bankruptcy?
1-15-09  •  Prisonplanet.com/ & NYtimes.com 
Today, said it could not say exactly how many people would be required to take time off, or how much money the company would save. But it said it would require unpaid leave for most of its 31,000 employees in this country.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
A Tale of Two Drug Dealers News Link  •  Drug War
A Tale of Two Drug Dealers
1-15-2009  •  MPP Blog / Bruce Mirken 
For serious offenses involving highly addictive narcotics, Rite Aid Corporation will pay $5 million in fines. No one will go to jail or get a criminal record. Charles Lynch, who scrupulously followed the law, is facing 100 years.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
Citi, BofA Problems Seen Spreading to Other Banks News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Citi, BofA Problems Seen Spreading to Other Banks
1-15-09  •  CNBC.com 
The selloff in Bank of America and Citigroup may just be the beginning. Analysts now are predicting that the same problems hitting those two big banks will soon spread to the entire industry.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
News Link  •  Gun Rights
SECOND-AMENDMENT FEVER
01-15-2009  •  World Net Daily e-mail 
How has Obama's pending presidency affected your attitude toward firearms? Vote in the WND poll or just view the spectacular results! (The comments are a good read too.)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
The Worst Is Yet to Come (But We Beat the Numbers) - J. P. Morgan News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
The Worst Is Yet to Come (But We Beat the Numbers) - J. P. Morgan
1-15-09  •  Jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/ 
The problem is not so much the banking system and a lack of confidence in it. They do not deserve any. Our financial system has become a shell game, an extended accounting fraud, that permeates and selectively destroys whole segments of the real econ  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Congress considers using TARP and 'Eminent Domain' to acquire mortgages News Link  •  Housing
Congress considers using TARP and 'Eminent Domain' to acquire mortgages
1-15-09  •  HousingDoom.com 
Taylor and the NCRC are proposing a new government program, using TARP money, whereby the government would “use its power of eminent domain to take troubled properties/loans from mortgage servicers and lenders, so large numbers of loans...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
News Link  •  Constitution
Indiana State Senator Files Gold Money Bill Senate Bill 453, The Indiana Honest Money Act
01-14-2009  •  indianahonestmoney.com via END THE FED Newsletter 
This bold bill will finally bring Indiana back into conformance with the Constitution for the United States of America which states "No state shall...make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts..." Article 1, Secti  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Depression ahead, prepare for stock rout: SocGen

News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Depression ahead, prepare for stock rout: SocGen
1-15-09  •  CNBC.com 
Societe Generale said on Thursday that the United States' economy looks likely to enter a depression and China's could implode.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Maricopa County looking at 20 percent budget cuts for Fiscal 2010 - Arpaio silent News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Maricopa County looking at 20 percent budget cuts for Fiscal 2010 - Arpaio silent
1-25-09  •  AZcentral.com/ 
Maricopa County's new revenue figures released Wednesday are horrendous, with the county recording the sharpest declines ever - and no indication of where the bottom is.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
50 States: Combined Budget Gaps Estimated at $350 Billon for 2010 and 2011. News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
50 States: Combined Budget Gaps Estimated at $350 Billon for 2010 and 2011.
1-15-09  •  mybudget360.com/ 
Looking at the data, it looks like many states are just too optimistic and are betting on the 2nd half recovery which will not happen. This crisis runs deep and the actions taken by the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury put our U.S. dollar at risk.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Supreme Court Effectively Gutted the 4th Amendment News Link  •  Constitution
Supreme Court Effectively Gutted the 4th Amendment
01-15-2009  •  Associated Press 
The Supreme Court said Wednesday that evidence obtained after illegal searches or arrests based on simple police mistakes may be used to prosecute criminal defendants-  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Catherine Abbitt
Israeli troops thrust deep into Gaza City News Link  •  Palestine -- Israel
Israeli troops thrust deep into Gaza City
1-15-2009  •  AP 
Israeli aircraft struck some 70 targets overnight.... One target was the Islamic University in Gaza City, a Hamas stronghold. The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees said its Gaza headquarters also were hit, though no one was hurt.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
World stocks drop amid mounting economic gloom News Link  •  Economy - International
World stocks drop amid mounting economic gloom
1-15-2009  •  AP 
World stock markets dived Thursday, particularly in Asia where investors played catch-up with previous losses in Europe and the U.S., after dismal U.S. retail sales data and fresh worries about the global banking system.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pakistan detains dozens allegedly linked to Mumbai News Link  •  TERRORISM
Pakistan detains dozens allegedly linked to Mumbai
1-15-2009  •  AP 
Pakistan has arrested more than 100 people in a crackdown on groups allegedly linked to the Mumbai attacks, a top official said Thursday, adding that the information India has handed over still needs work before it can be used as evidence in court.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
White House answers judge's finding of US torture News Link  •  Torture
White House answers judge's finding of US torture
1-15-2009  •  AP 
The Bush administration maintained Wednesday that the U.S. does not torture prisoners despite a claim to the contrary from the military judge in charge of trying Guantanamo Bay detainees.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Authorities: Children named for Nazis were removed from home for their safety News Link  •  Domestic Policy
Authorities: Children named for Nazis were removed from home for their safety
1-15-2009  •  Lehigh Valley Live 
A Holland Township police sergeant present Friday when the Campbell children were removed from their home said New Jersey officials assured him it had nothing to do with the siblings' Nazi-inspired names.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Compean finally speaks from behind prison bars News Link  •  Immigration
Compean finally speaks from behind prison bars
01-15-2009  •  World Net Daily 
Imprisoned Border Patrol agent Jose Compean has written from behind bars to thank WorldNetDaily readers for your continued support and to urge Americans everywhere to petition President Bush for an 11th-hour pardon.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Catherine Abbitt
Empowering Inspiring Video Message News Link  •  LOVE
Empowering Inspiring Video Message
01-16-2009  •  YouTube by Catherine Abbitt 
Is something missing? Albert Einstein famously remarked, you can't solve a problem from the same level of consciousness that created the problem.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Catherine Abbitt
Obama to Appoint  high level intelligence position in his administration to Author of HR.1955 Violen News Link  •  Homeland Security
Obama to Appoint high level intelligence position in his administration to Author of HR.1955 Violen
01-15-2009  •  http://freedomfighterradio.net 
According to the local Los Angeles newspaper, The Daily Breeze, California Congresswoman, Jane Harman, a blue dog conservative democrat, is up for a high level intelligence position in the Obama administration. The positions being considered are Dire  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
Terence McKenna - Seeking the Stone Part 1 News Link  •  Religion: Unregistered Churches
Terence McKenna - Seeking the Stone Part 1
01/14/09  •  video.google.com 
An eloquent perspective by Terence McKenna on an idea of a spiritual path and an impending transformation of the human world. In his singularly lucid, prosaic style, McKenna presents profoundly compelling ideas that challenge our beliefs and encourag  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Arizona: Revenues won't return to 2006 levels until after 2011-2012 fiscal year News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Arizona: Revenues won't return to 2006 levels until after 2011-2012 fiscal year
1-14-09  •  forbes.com/ 
"'Good' is not in the equation any time in 2009, in fact in the foreseeable future as far as I can see," said private economist Elliott Pollack.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
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