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Date Sent: 2009-02-14
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Saturday, February 14, 2009
 
U.S. Congress and Senate Gives Final Approval Hours Apart to Unread $787 Billion Stimulus

Stimulus II (or is that III?) passes and already another on the way -- Congress Trumps Obama by Cuffing Bonuses for CEOs -- Clinton's first destination as secretary of State: a rising Asia -- Dems target right-wing talk radio -- U.S. blackmails Moscow help on Iran to missile shield -- RON Paul: Government Stimulus Bill -- Ron Paul's "What If...." Speech -- GOP lawmakers tout projects in the stimulus bill they opposed -- State by State Stimulus Pork Projects -- Blackwater to change name to 'Xe' -- FEMA & DHS preparing for mass graves and martial law near Chicago? -- An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate -- Sen. Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan -- Why You Can't Buy a New Car Online -- Scientists in Germany Draft Neanderthal Genome -- Justice Dept. Investigating Campaign Donations From Lobbying Firm -- US Judiciary committee calls for Arpaio probe -- Judge holds Sen. Stevens prosecutors in contempt -- Banks Plan To Dump $50 Billion In Troubled Mortgages On Taxpayers -- Chavez Reports Attempted Coup in Venezuela -- Corporate, Homeland Security and USDA Plan Attacks Against Animals -- S&P heads to first quarter ever of negative earnings
 

Stimulus II (or is that III?) passes and already another on the way News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Stimulus II (or is that III?) passes and already another on the way
2-14-2009  •  Washington Post 
Despite the enormous size of the $787 billion stimulus plan, some economists worry that it won't make a big enough dent in unemployment and that lawmakers will have to work on another stimulus in short order -- something members of Congress are l  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Congress Trumps Obama by Cuffing Bonuses for CEOs News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Congress Trumps Obama by Cuffing Bonuses for CEOs
2-14-2009  •  Washington Post 
The stimulus package Congress passed last night imposes new limits on executive compensation that could significantly curb multimillion dollar pay packages on Wall Street and goes much further than restrictions proposed by the Obama administration la  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Clinton's first destination as secretary of State: a rising Asia News Link  •  Foreign Policy
Clinton's first destination as secretary of State: a rising Asia
2-13-2009  •  Christian Science Monitor 
The Obama administration may have come out of the blocks with quick action on the Middle East, but Hillary Rodham Clinton's maiden trip as secretary of State to China and three other East Asian countries underscores the importance the new adminis  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Stimulus Sets Aside Billion$ for Broadband, Batteries News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Stimulus Sets Aside Billion$ for Broadband, Batteries
2-13-2009  •  PC Magazine 
Congress released details of a compromise stimulus package Thursday night, a bill that includes $7.2 billion for broadband programs, $2 billion for health information technology, and $650 million for the digital TV transition.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Dems target right-wing talk radio News Link  •  Media: Radio
Dems target right-wing talk radio
2-13-2009  •  CNN 
More and more Democrats in Congress are calling for action that Republicans warn could muzzle right-wing talk radio. Representative Maurice Hinchey, a Democrat from New York is the latest to say he wants to bring back the "Fairness Doctrine,  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. blackmails Moscow help on Iran to missile shield News Link  •  Iran
U.S. blackmails Moscow help on Iran to missile shield
2-13-2009  •  Reuters 
The United States signaled a willingness on Friday to slow plans for a missile defense shield in eastern Europe if Russia agreed to help stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
RON Paul - Legislative Update - Government Stimulus Bill News Link  •  Obama Administration
RON Paul - Legislative Update - Government Stimulus Bill
02-13-2009  •  Ron Paul - Campaign for Liberty 
Congressman Ron Paul speaks outside the Capitol Building on legislative process and the passage of the Stimulus bill. It was very windy this day, so apologies for lack of a windscreen!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Appetite for self-destruction: the rise of Israel's Avigdor Lieberman News Link  •  Israel
Appetite for self-destruction: the rise of Israel's Avigdor Lieberman
2-13-2009  •  The Observers 
Avigdor Lieberman's victory, or so it seems, was preordained. Nothing that the actual winner of yesterday's Israeli elections could do was going to change that, despite the fact Tzipi Livni's incumbent Kadima party received twice as many  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul's News Link  •  Future Predictions
Ron Paul's "What If...." Speech 2/12/2009 (This speech will be famous)
02-13-2009  •  Ron Paul YouTube 
"What if..."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Colbert undergoes anal exam in honor of Glenn Beck News Link  •  Humor
Colbert undergoes anal exam in honor of Glenn Beck
2-13-2009  •  Rawstory 
Fox's Glenn Beck recently asked viewers to look in his eyes to see the truth. Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert treated his audience to a view of an anal scope so they could see a different kind of truth.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Major Lenders Halt Foreclosures (long enough for a photo op) News Link  •  Housing
Major Lenders Halt Foreclosures (long enough for a photo op)
02-13-2009  •  AP 
The White House said President Barack Obama on Wednesday will outline his much-anticipated plan to spend at least $50 billion to prevent foreclosures in a speech in Arizona, one of the states hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
GOP lawmakers tout projects in the stimulus bill they opposed News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
GOP lawmakers tout projects in the stimulus bill they opposed
2-13-2009  •  McClatchy News 
Rep. John Mica was gushing after the House of Representatives voted to pass the big stimulus plan. "I applaud President Obama's recognition that high-speed rail should be part of America's future," the Florida Republican beamed in a  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. Congress and Senate Gives Final Approval to Unread $787 Billion Stimulus in Hours News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
U.S. Congress and Senate Gives Final Approval to Unread $787 Billion Stimulus in Hours
2-13-2009  •  Bloomberg 
The US Congress gave final approval to President Barack Obama’s $787 billion economic stimulus package in a mix of tax cuts and federal spending. The Senate approved the package 60 to 38 with 3 Republicans joining Democrats  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
State by State Stimulus Pork Projects Feature Article  •  Corruption
State by State Stimulus Pork Projects
Ernest Hancock
   Is this all a payoff for the National Socialization of America that the Republicans got a head start on for the Obama Administration?... (rhetorical)
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Blackwater to change name to 'Xe' News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Blackwater to change name to 'Xe'
2-13-2009  •  Rawstory 
Blackwater Worldwide is abandoning its tarnished brand name. Blackwater officials said Friday its family of two dozen business will now operate under the name Xe (zee), pronounced like the letter "z."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Secretary of State sues to block ethics hearing News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
Secretary of State sues to block ethics hearing
2-13-2009  •  Aurora Sentinel 
Former Colorado Sec. of State Coffman asked a judge to block the Independent Ethics Commission from holding a hearing on a complaint against him. Accused of allowing an employee in elections to also operate a partisan political business  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
FEMA & DHS preparing for mass graves and martial law near Chicago? News Link  •  Police State
FEMA & DHS preparing for mass graves and martial law near Chicago?
02-13-2009  •  D.H. Williams 
An Indiana county municipal official in the vicinity of Chicago reveals the contents of his meetings with FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security. "They literally wanted to know where everything was. I’m sitting there thinking man if there  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Barbara Peterson
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate News Link  •  Torture
An Air Force lawyer fights to free a Guantanamo inmate
2-13-2009  •  McClatchy News 
Claiming that Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident who's on a hunger strike at Guantanamo, will leave prison "insane" or "in a coffin" if he's not released soon, Air Force Reserve Lt. Col. Yvonne Bradley has made hers  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Dems bring Stimulus Bill to floor without anyone having read it News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
Dems bring Stimulus Bill to floor without anyone having read it
2-13-2009  •  Human Events 
In a press conference Thursday, the House Republican leadership spoke candidly about being kept out of the House-Senate conference on the Obama-Pelosi-Reid so-called “economic stimulus” bill. They confirmed they had not yet seen the text of the bill  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Sen. Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Sen. Feinstein comment on U.S. drones likely to embarrass Pakistan
2-13-2009  •  LA Times 
A senior US lawmaker said unmanned CIA Predator aircraft operating in Pakistan are flown from an air base in that country, a revelation to embarrass the Pakistani government and complicate its counter-terrorism collaboration with the US.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Why You Can't Buy a New Car Online News Link  •  Transportation
Why You Can't Buy a New Car Online
2-13-2009  •  Mother Jones 
Americans can buy virtually anything over the Internet these days"sex, booze, houses"everything, that is, but a new car. If you want to buy a new car, you have to go down to your local dealership and haggle with the car salesmen  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Scientists in Germany Draft Neanderthal Genome News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Scientists in Germany Draft Neanderthal Genome
2-13-2009  •  NY Times 
An early inference can be drawn from the findings is that there is no significant trace of Neanderthal genes in modern humans. This confounds the speculation that modern humans could have interbred with Neanderthals  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Justice Dept. Investigating Campaign Donations From Lobbying Firm News Link  •  Corruption
Justice Dept. Investigating Campaign Donations From Lobbying Firm
2-13-2009  •  Washington Post 
Marvin Hoffman is listed in campaign finance records as one of the many lobbyists with the powerful PMA Group donating money to lawmakers. But Hoffman is actually a soon-to-retire information technology manager who has never heard of the Arlington lo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Judiciary committee calls for Arpaio probe News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Judiciary committee calls for Arpaio probe
2-13-2009  •  East Valley Tribune 
The U.S. House of Representatives’ judiciary committee chairman is calling for a new federal investigation into anti-illegal immigration enforcement by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. [just enforcing your laws]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Judge holds Sen. Stevens prosecutors in contempt News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Judge holds Sen. Stevens prosecutors in contempt
2-13-2009  •  AP 
A federal judge held Justice Dept. attorneys in contempt for failing to deliver documents to former Sen. Ted Stevens' legal team, a rare punishment for prosecutors in a case where corruption allegations have spread to those who investigated him.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Banks Plan To Dump $50 Billion In Troubled Mortgages On Taxpayers News Link  •  Obama Administration
Banks Plan To Dump $50 Billion In Troubled Mortgages On Taxpayers
2-13-09  •  Michael Shedlock / Mish 
I suspect that $50 billion will soon become $250 billion. This plan is not about foreclosure prevention. It is a fraudulent scheme to dump toxic waste on unsuspecting taxpayer bagholders.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Obama's Stimulus Package Explained (Q&A) News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama's Stimulus Package Explained (Q&A)
2-13-09  •  Ritholtz.com 
Q. So the government is giving me back my own money? A. No, they are borrowing it from China. Your children are expected to repay the Chinese.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Suspicionless Checkpoints: A growing threat to individual liberty - Live Tonight  02-13-2008 8pm est News Link  •  Police State
Suspicionless Checkpoints: A growing threat to individual liberty - Live Tonight 02-13-2008 8pm est
02-13-2009  •  Checkpoint USA.org 
Ever since SCOTUS first opened Pandora’s box in the late 1970’s by carving out a 4th Amendment loophole for immigration checkpoints, the use of suspicionless checkpoints across the country has continued to proliferate  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
"The International" Premiers Today (and we'll be there!)
2-13-2009  •  R3VOLUTION! 
A corrupt International Banking Cabal? Not possible... OR IS IT? (look for "Robbery By Way Of Deception" flyers on your car if you see this movie!)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Archie Bunker talks about communism, gun control and preventing 911 News Link  •  Humor
Archie Bunker talks about communism, gun control and preventing 911
02-13-2009  •  GalacticWacko 
This clip shows how much Archie knew 30 years ago. He mentions International Bankers and how the Communists took control by utilizing gun control. He also talks about preventing hijackings like 911.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Anthony Dudick
Divided: America Falls Opinion  •  Immigration
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Divided: America Falls
2-3-2009
Frosty Wooldridge
   Can America ever return to just plain 'Americans' or will it continue on its current path of a polyglot nation where people do not care or respect or carry any loyalty to this great country? Will we all become hyphenated-Americans like our c
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News Link  •  Military
"Kill yourself. Save us the paperwork"
2-13-2009  •  Salon.com 
Pfc. Ryan Alderman, now deceased, sought medical help from the Army. He got a fistful of powerful drugs instead.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
News Link  •  World News
Chavez Reports Attempted Coup in Venezuela
2-13-2009  •  Yahoo! News 
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez reported an attempted coup against his palace by army troops in contact with "a soldier on the run in the United States," but said the government had everything under control.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Food Truths (strongly suggested by a friend) News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
Food Truths (strongly suggested by a friend)
02-13-2009  •  FoodTruths.com 
The results are so powerful that the term "The Healthy by Science Program" was chosen because there is nothing as powerful as this system anywhere in the world.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
News Link  •  Secret Societies
Vogue Cover - Michelle Makes The Hand Signal
02-13-2009  •  Rense.com 
Go Longhorns!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
News Link  •  Food
India To Launch Cow Urine As Soft Drink
2-13-2009  •  Times Online via Rense.com 
Does your Pepsi lack pep? Is your Coke not the real thing? India's Hindu nationalist movement apparently has the answer: a new soft drink made from cow urine.  Read Full Story
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News Link  •  Welfare: Corporate
Wanda speaks about "Welfare for the Rich"
2-13-2009  •  YouTube via Rense.com 
She's spot on, too!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Monsanto in Illinois: Homeland Security and USDA Plan Attacks Against Animals

News Link  •  Food
Monsanto in Illinois: Homeland Security and USDA Plan Attacks Against Animals
02-13-2009  •  Linn Cohen-Cole 
First the grain and veggies, now the meat. Monsanto, in collusion with the FDA, USDA, etc. - in other words, the bad guys - are set to take over every aspect of our food supply.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Barbara Peterson
Breaking News: S&P heads to first quarter ever of negative earnings News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Breaking News: S&P heads to first quarter ever of negative earnings
2-13-09  •  MarketWatch.com 
As Wall Street tracks Washington's moves to help the beleaguered banking sector and pass more economic stimulus, nearly 400 of the S&P's 500 companies have weighed in and reported a collective loss -- even excluding financials.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
OZBIRDS - Grand Opening: Saturday February 14th - Noon...until Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
OZBIRDS - Grand Opening: Saturday February 14th - Noon...until
Ernest Hancock
   "A handful of community activists launched Ozbirds Café with a common dream…to create a warm, inviting environment with healthy, wholesome food, live entertainment and educational opportunities for a variety of local organizations."
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CONTEST: Jim Bovard's New Book needs a Title Feature Article  •  Books
CONTEST: Jim Bovard's New Book needs a Title
Ernest Hancock
   I am finishing up a new book and am seeking suggestions for a snappy book title. (Prizes)
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MASSIVE CameraFRAUD Demonstration in Chandler Today Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
MASSIVE CameraFRAUD Demonstration in Chandler Today
Powell Gammill
   Let's make this demonstration the biggest one yet. Are we a political force to be reckoned with or not? The cameras are coming down.
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