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Date Sent: 2009-02-26
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Thursday, February 26, 2009 AM Edition
 
US Army is to invest millions in riot equipment -- Guantanamo Bay Torture WORSE Under Obama

Budget Expects Revenue From Limits on Emissions -- Obama to Seek Higher Tax on Affluent to Pay for Health Care -- D.C.’s Wealth Boom Expected To Get Boomier -- Hurlable 360° cam-grenades used by IDF in Gaza -- Update on SWAT killing of 92 Year Old Grandma in a No Knock -- Restore the Republic Radio needs help -- Arizona censorship law may get more muzzling power -- MISH: Bernanke Admits Fed Is Clueless and Banks are Zombified -- Republicans going Democratic-Lite? -- 2nd U.S. soldier in Iraq challenges eligibility -- Pelosi in Italy - A vacation crasher - by Craig Cantoni -- Decision to dump Michael Phelps is a buzz kill for Kellogg’s reputation -- Targeting Israel for Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, and Prosecutions - by Stephen Lendman -- Ukraine near default -- Obama is Freeing Up Resources... for More War -- Japan Exports Fall By 46% in January -- Obama picks anti-Iran policy adviser for Persian Gulf affairs AZ: Critique of the Federal Reserve Breakfast Today; Anti-Sheriff Joe Arpaio March (or Pro- across the street) February 28 2009 9am; Workshop workers needed Sunday
 

Budget Expects Revenue From Limits on Emissions News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Budget Expects Revenue From Limits on Emissions
02-25-2009  •  Washington Post 
A mandatory cap on the nation's greenhouse gas emissions, which President Obama embraced as central to his domestic agenda, would be designed to generate revenue for the government while addressing the world's most pressing issue.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Breakfast Speaker: Economic Update & Critique of the Federal Reserve Today Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
Breakfast Speaker: Economic Update & Critique of the Federal Reserve Today
Powell Gammill
   Dr. Stephen Happel is a Professor of Economics at the Arizona State University College of Business. Dr. Happel's research focuses on applied microeconomics and demographics. His work ranges from the impact of snowbirds on the economy to free-mar
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Tibetans Greet New Year in Opposition News Link  •  China
Tibetans Greet New Year in Opposition
02-25-2009  •  NY Times 
The Losar boycott signifies the discontent that many of China’s six million Tibetans still feel toward domination by the ethnic Han Chinese. They are resisting pressure by Chinese officials to celebrate and forget.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. Is a Vast Arms Bazaar for Mexican Cartels News Link  •  Gun Rights
U.S. Is a Vast Arms Bazaar for Mexican Cartels
02-25-2009  •  NY Times 
When the shooting was over, eight agents were dead. Among the guns the police recovered was an [singular!] assault rifle traced back across the border to a dingy gun store here called X-Caliber Guns. The owner, George Iknadosian  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Obama to Seek Higher Tax on Affluent to Pay for Health Care News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Obama to Seek Higher Tax on Affluent to Pay for Health Care
02-25-2009  •  NY Times 
President Obama will propose further tax increases on the affluent to help pay for his promise to make health care more accessible and affordable, calling for stricter limits on the benefits of itemized deductions taken by the wealthiest households  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
D.C.’s Wealth Boom Expected To Get Boomier News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
D.C.’s Wealth Boom Expected To Get Boomier
02-25-2009  •  The Agitator 
Washington, D.C. is not only largely escaping the recession, the D.C. metro area has become the wealthiest region in the country"a troubling development, given that the largest employer and chief industry here is government.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 Leave the police state that is America News Link  •  Police State
Leave the police state that is America
02-25-2009  •  Wendy McElroy 
Like pornography, I know a police state when I see it. The collapse of the American dollar has not even occurred yet. When that happens the fear and panic could allow the establishment of one of the worst totalitarian states the world has seen  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Wisconsin police illegally delete college student’s photos News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Wisconsin police illegally delete college student’s photos
02-25-2009  •  Carlos Miller 
A 20-year-old college student said a female police officer demanded his camera, then deleted a series of images he had just taken of police making arrests outside a bar after a fight between patrons, before handing him back his camera.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Hurlable 360° cam-grenades used by IDF in Gaza News Link  •  Military
Hurlable 360° cam-grenades used by IDF in Gaza
02-25-2009  •  The Register 
Israeli war-tech boffins appear to have the long-sought 360° wireless camera grenade, which can be hurled or shot through a door, window etc and so give combat troops a picture of what lies beyond.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Update on SWAT killing of 92 Year Old Grandma in a No Knock News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Update on SWAT killing of 92 Year Old Grandma in a No Knock
02-25-2009  •  Crazy FOr Liberty 
Here is an update on one the worst no knock warrant in years that to the SWAT team delivered death of 92-year old Kathryn Johnston and the attempted police drug planting, coverup and brother in blue protection racket.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Listening to the news with an economic ear News Link  •  Food
Listening to the news with an economic ear
02-25-2009  •  Wendy McElroy 
Listen to the news with an ear to the economy. That is, ask yourself "how is this news item going to impact the economy...specifically, the price of goods I purchase?" [This is a important read in these failing times.]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
WORKERS NEEDED for 'Finishing Touches' on The Workshop! Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
WORKERS NEEDED for 'Finishing Touches' on The Workshop!
Powell Gammill
   This Sunday the TV studio at the Workshop needs the final touches on the stage to finish it off. Builders, painters, cleaners, generally handy people who are there to work are needed.
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Restore the Republic Radio needs help Feature Article  •  Media: Internet
Restore the Republic Radio needs help
Ernest Hancock
   Just when we are on the verge of being self-sufficient through lowered server costs and increased support from advertising revenue, radio created by the revolution, for the revolution is about to disappear forever!
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Arizona censorship law may get more muzzling power News Link  •  Police State
Arizona censorship law may get more muzzling power
02-25-2009  •  www.tuccille.com 
It's a strange law, extending special protection to a particular class of people -- cops, judges, prosecutors and the like -- arguably without regard for the equal protection requirements of the Fourteenth Amendment.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
'There will be blood' News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
'There will be blood'
02-24-2009  •  Reportonbusiness.com 
Harvard economic historian Niall Ferguson predicts prolonged financial hardship, even civil war, before the ‘Great Recession' ends  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Anti-Joe Arpaio March February 28 2009 9am Steele Indian School Park News Link  •  Immigration
Anti-Joe Arpaio March February 28 2009 9am Steele Indian School Park
02/25/2009  •  ndlon.org 
These events are not only to shed light to the situation in Phoenix, but will serve as well to strategize next steps, celebrate our struggle and consolidate our movement against the civil and human rights abuses at the hands of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jet Lacey
4409 -- The Revolution WILL be televised! Feature Article  •  Videos by 4409
4409 -- The Revolution WILL be televised!
Forty Four O Nine
   Congratulations to those who have donated so far, you just bought yourself a studio of truth.
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Bernanke Admits Fed Is Clueless and Banks are Zombified News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Bernanke Admits Fed Is Clueless and Banks are Zombified
02-25-2009  •  Michael Shedlock / Mish 
The only reason banks are not on an "out-of-control course to nationalization" is Bernanke is on an "out-of-control" mission to rescue banks regardless of what it costs taxpayers.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
The U.S. Army is to invest millions in riot equipment News Link  •  Police State
The U.S. Army is to invest millions in riot equipment
02-24-2009  •  Freedom Fighter Radio.net 
The U.S. Army is to invest millions in riot equipment, a fact that has furthered fears that troops will be used inside the U.S. in order to quell any civil unrest resulting from the ongoing economic crisis.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
News Link  •  World News
Russia Sinks Chinese Ship Bound For US With Nuclear Warhead
02-25-2009  •  Environmentalists Against War 
[Note: EAW can find no secondary corroboration regarding the presence of a Topol-M warhead onboard the vessel.] ...and neither can I - Ed.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
The Flatulence Tax is Coming News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
The Flatulence Tax is Coming
02-17-2009  •  Daily Leader, Pontiac IL 
I imagine it's hard to write an article about this without a lot of clever, gaseous puns. But the trial balloons are up, and in the name of Global Warming you shall be taxed (please put jokes/puns in comment section!)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Trouser Chili
News Link  •  Immigration
Sheriff Joe Center of Attention Once Again This Saturday @ 100 W. Washington
02-25-2009  •  Riders USA via Ladyfyre of AZ Patriots Resistance 
FEB. 28TH. Join hundreds of concerned citizens in Arizona as they rally to support Sheriff Joe and 287(g). Or cross the street and protest him. Your choice.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Arizona censorship law may get more muzzling power News Link  •  Arizona Laws and Arizona Founding Documents
Arizona censorship law may get more muzzling power
02-25-2009  •  Disloyal Opposition 
It's a strange law, extending special protection to a particular class of people -- cops, judges, prosecutors & the like -- arguably without regard for the equal protection requirements of the 14th Amendment. It also threatens free speech & freed  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terry Bressi
The Risk in US Treasuries News Link  •  Federal Reserve
The Risk in US Treasuries
02-25-2009  •  Jessescrossroadscafe.blogspot.com/ 
One of the lunch regulars, Dave the BondMan, notes for to our suprise that the Rate for a Credit Default Swap, the cost of insuring against default, on a 5 Year US Treasury Note is now a full 100 basis points.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Thera 1500 BC News Link  •  History
Thera 1500 BC
02-25-2009  •  arclein 
They are sorting out the Bronze Age chronology of the Mediterranean. That really means getting it all to agree with ultimately every site. It is likely a good time to attempt it. Carbon dating has had one revolution a generation ago and this effort i  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Indian Slave Trade News Link  •  History
Indian Slave Trade
02-25-2009  •  arclein 
Settlement of the Atlantic coast was substantially supported by slave trading of American Indians every bit as egregious as that of the African trade. The coastal tribes were depopulated and shipped south into the sugar plantations of the Caribbean f  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
News Link  •  Obama Administration
2nd U.S. soldier in Iraq challenges eligibility
02-25-2009  •  World Net Daily 
"I think it is reasonable for Obama to prove his citizenship status thus certifying his eligibility. I too raised my right hand and swore an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States," he told Taitz.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Pelosi in Italy - A vacation crasher Opinion  •  Foreign Policy
Pelosi in Italy - A vacation crasher
02-25-2009
Menckens Ghost
   A friend of mine just returned from a vacation in Italy. Below is an excerpt from an email of his to me, giving his experience of running into Queen Pelosi over there.
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Decision to dump Michael Phelps is a buzz kill for Kellogg’s reputation News Link  •  Drug War
Decision to dump Michael Phelps is a buzz kill for Kellogg’s reputation
02-25-2009  •  Daily Newscaster 
It turns out that Kellogg executives may have gotten themselves into a jam over the firing of Michael Phelps. According to VANO who rates companies reputations Kellogg has dropped from a index ranking of 9 to 83. The entire peanut butter scare had on  Read Full Story
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Reported by: D. H. Williams
Guantanamo Bay Torture WORSE Under Obama News Link  •  Torture
Guantanamo Bay Torture WORSE Under Obama
02-25-2009  •  Reuters 
Abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay has worsened sharply since President Barack Obama took office.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Trouser Chili
Firefight on US/Mex Border while Amnesty Bill (S.9) is moving through the Senate News Link  •  Immigration
Firefight on US/Mex Border while Amnesty Bill (S.9) is moving through the Senate
02-19-2009  •  Current.com 
  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Bruce Barton
Targeting Israel for Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, and Prosecutions Opinion  •  Israel - Palestine
Targeting Israel for Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions, and Prosecutions
February 26, 2009
Stephen Lendman
   Exposing Israel as a rogue, criminal state
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Nassim Taleb Attacks Wall Street Bonuses News Link  •  Obama Administration
Nassim Taleb Attacks Wall Street Bonuses
02-25-2009  •  NakedCapitalism.com 
[W[hen it comes to banks and other “too big to fail” entities, the problem is severe: we taxpayers in our respective countries are funding these global monsters and are coughing up money for mistakes made by bankers who retain their bonuses and are h  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Government: Yes We Can't? News Link  •  Obama Administration
Government: Yes We Can't?
02-25-2009  •  Market-Ticker.Denninger.net/ 
There are truly outrageous increases in "domestic spending" programs, putting the meat around one of Obama's chief of staff Emmanual's often-cited maxims: "never waste a crisis when you can use it to advance your agenda."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Ukraine near default sees downgrade of credit by S&P News Link  •  Economy - International
Ukraine near default sees downgrade of credit by S&P
02-25-2009  •  Bloomberg.com 
Ukraine’s credit rating was cut two levels by Standard & Poor’s to the lowest in Europe, a day after Latvia was downgraded to junk, as eastern Europe’s most debt- laden economies lurch closer to default.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Obama is Freeing Up Resources... for More War News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama is Freeing Up Resources... for More War
02-25-2009  •  AfterDowningStreet.org 
In his first speech to Congress, the new president threw down a 90-month-old gauntlet, reaffirming the notion that committing to war halfway around the world -- in Afghanistan and now in Pakistan too -- will make Americans safer.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Japan Exports Fall By 46% in January, Producing Record Trade Deficit News Link  •  Economy - International
Japan Exports Fall By 46% in January, Producing Record Trade Deficit
02-25-2009  •  NakedCapitalism.com 
The fact that Japan is now running trade deficits also means they will not be accumulating foreign exchange reserves, specifically buying Treasuries...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Home Sales Plunge Again, Falling to 12-Year Low News Link  •  Housing
Home Sales Plunge Again, Falling to 12-Year Low
02-25-2009  •  CNBC.com 
Roughly two in five home sales are 'distress' transactions where the mortgage company must erase some of the original loan amount in order to complete the sale, said the trade association's chief economist Lawrence Yun.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Obama picks anti-Iran policy adviser for Persian Gulf affairs News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama picks anti-Iran policy adviser for Persian Gulf affairs
02-25-2009  •  Presstv.ir 
Ross will provide Mrs. Clinton with "strategic advice and perspective on the region, offer assessments and also act to ensure effective policy integration throughout the region," Wood added.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
We've Got A Lot To Drink About News Link  •  Humor
We've Got A Lot To Drink About
2-25-2009  •  YouTube 
New Jimmy Buffett song about the current times  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Kaiser
Democracy Is not a Republic... by the REP Freedom Force Reference Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Democracy Is not a Republic... by the REP Freedom Force
REP Freedom Force 
   Our founding fathers take on what Democracy is. Sources include: Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Lysander Spooner, Hans-Hermann Hoppe, H. L. Mencken
Entered by: Forty Four O Nine
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New York Tsunami 300 BCE News Link  •  History
New York Tsunami 300 BCE
02-25-2009  •  arclein 
The tsunami washed over Fire Island and, to the west, waves perhaps as high as 20 feet spilled into Lower Manhattan. The furious onrush of water left sediment a foot and a half deep on the Jersey Shore, and debris cascaded far up the Hudson River.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
427,000 Pounds of Uranium Missing (And Some Plutonium, Too) News Link  •  World News
427,000 Pounds of Uranium Missing (And Some Plutonium, Too)
02-25-2009  •  http://freedomfighterradio.net 
The Department of Energy cannot account for significant quantities of nuclear materials at 15 of 40 licensed locations, according to a report released on Monday by the Department of Energy’s Inspector General, Gregory Friedman.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
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