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Date Sent: 2009-04-17
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Friday, April 17, 2009 AM edition
 
Obama Releases Bush Torture Memos -- Getting disarmed at Tea Party, and other pics

Mich. Muslim group says FBI asking people to spy -- A 'Copper Standard' for the world's currency system? -- NSA spied on member of Congress and broke new laws -- Justin Raimondo: These United States: Too Big to Fail? -- Revenge of the "Waco Gene" - by Will Grigg -- Customs Officer Sues After Wrong-Door Immigration Raid on His Home -- Baptist Pastor’s Taser Beating Makes Big Mama’s Apology Sound Like Sounding Brass & Tinkling Silver - Greg Dixon -- Jim Rogers: How He's Investing After the Crisis -- The Memos Don’t “Shock the Conscience” of Obama - by Christine Smith -- DHS issued report on extremism despite concerns -- 1,500 Farmers in India Commit Suicide -- U.S. foreclosure filings jump as moratoriums end -- Ballot photograph has voter on thin ice -- India and China want IMF to sell its $100b gold Antiwar Radio: Ivan Eland and Harper Magazine's Scott Horton
 

Obama Releases Bush Torture Memos News Link  •  Torture
Obama Releases Bush Torture Memos
04/16/2009  •  Ewen MacAskill in Washington, guardian.co.uk 
Insects, sleep deprivation and waterboarding among approved techniques by the Bush administration.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Lauren Roseman
Opinion  •  Scott Horton Show at Antiwar Radio
Antiwar Radio: Ivan Eland and Harper Magazine's Scott Horton
04-16-2009
Brent Burk
  
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N.S.A.’s intercepts exceed limits set by Congress News Link  •  Police State
N.S.A.’s intercepts exceed limits set by Congress
04-16-2009  •  NY Times 
The National Security Agency intercepted private e-mail messages and phone calls of Americans in recent months on a scale that went beyond the broad legal limits established by Congress last year, government officials said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Mich. Muslim group says FBI asking people to spy News Link  •  Police State
Mich. Muslim group says FBI asking people to spy
04-16-2009  •  AP 
A Michigan Muslim organization said today it was calling on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate complaints the FBI is asking followers of the faith to spy on Islamic leaders and congregations. The Council of Islamic Organizations of Mich  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
A 'Copper Standard' for the world's currency system? News Link  •  Economy - International
A 'Copper Standard' for the world's currency system?
04-16-2009  •  Daily Telegraph 
Hard money enthusiasts have long watched for signs that China is switching its foreign reserves from US Treasury bonds into gold bullion. They may have been eyeing the wrong metal.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Baptist pastor beaten + tazed by Border patrol - 11 stitches News Link  •  Police State
Baptist pastor beaten + tazed by Border patrol - 11 stitches
04-16-2009  •  YouTube 
That wasn't enough. They wanted to search the car, and I invoked my 4th amendment rights. I DID NOT RESIST OR FIGHT BACK. YET I WAS TAZERED REPEATEDLY AND SHOVED IN BROKEN GLASS REPEATEDLY!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Fmr. Az State Senator Karen Johnson running for Arizona Governor (filed Exp. Comm. 4/15) Feature Article  •  Arizona's Top News
Fmr. Az State Senator Karen Johnson running for Arizona Governor (filed Exp. Comm. 4/15)
Ernest Hancock
   Co-Chair of Ron Paul for President in Az - Sound Money advocate - hard-core 2nd Amendment supporter - 9/11 truth seeker - Conservative Constitutionalist (a real one) - Faithful Mormon. The answer to Az's bad bad bad Gov't.
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NSA spied on member of Congress and broke new laws, report says News Link  •  Homeland Security
NSA spied on member of Congress and broke new laws, report says
04-17-2009  •  Raw Story 
An article in The New York Times detailing new violations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act reports that in recent months the National Security Agency has been intercepting the communications  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
Justin Raimondo: These United States: Too Big to Fail? News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Justin Raimondo: These United States: Too Big to Fail?
04-16-2009  •  Antiwar.com 
A nation is, after all, more than a state: it derives its identity from a common culture, one that is largely shared by all citizens, including not only language but a certain mindset rooted in custom and economic convenience. However, when this cohe  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
A Man For All Seasons - Clip News Link  •  Entertainment: Movies
A Man For All Seasons - Clip "Give The Devil Benefit Of Law"
04-16-2009  •  YouTube 
"A Man For All Seasons" (1966), directed by Fred Zinnemann, tells the story of Sir Thomas More's resistance to King Henry VIII (Powell's link had this appropriate film clip at the end of the article)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Customs Officer Sues After Wrong-Door Immigration Raid on His Home News Link  •  Immigration
Customs Officer Sues After Wrong-Door Immigration Raid on His Home
04-16-2009  •  The Agitator 
“Is this ‘Candid Camera’?” Mrs. Slaughter recalled asking. That irritated the lead officer, her husband said Tuesday. “He said: ‘No, it isn’t “Candid Camera.” You need to step back into the middle of the room.’ ”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Police Overkill in the Pine Tree State News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Police Overkill in the Pine Tree State
04-16-2009  •  Lew Rockwell (h/t Agitator) 
Just a couple of weeks ago, Forbes rated Portland, Maine America's "most livable" city. So, naturally, the PPD recently received a pair of M113 armored personnel carriers -- better known as "tanks" -- from the Pentagon. Oh, su  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Revenge of the by Will Grigg" border="0" src="https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Uploads/Pix/173/04/173-0416215259.jpg" hspace="10" width="76" height="100" align="left"> News Link  •  Police State
Revenge of the "Waco Gene"
by Will Grigg

04-16-2009  •  Pro Liberate 
The Regime has made it official that "right-wing extremism" is a threat to Homeland Security. That genus is divided into two species -- "white supremacist and anti-government groups" -- with the latter further differentiated into  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Does anyone actually read the inside cover of the 1040 Instructions? News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Does anyone actually read the inside cover of the 1040 Instructions?
04-16-2009  •  Rad Geek 
A Message from the Commissioner Dear Taxpayer, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. notably said Taxes are what we pay for civilized society. We should be proud that the vast majority of American citizens pay their taxes honest  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Baptist Pastor’s Taser Beating Makes Big Mama’s Apology Sound Like Sounding Brass & Tinkling Silver Opinion  •  Philosophy: Conservatism
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Baptist Pastor’s Taser Beating Makes Big Mama’s Apology Sound Like Sounding Brass & Tinkling Silver
04-16-2009
Greg J. Dixon
   Janet Napolitano - ‘Big Mama’ " Obama’s ridiculous choice for Homeland Security Secretary, has given a left-handed apology to the veterans of America for including them in a recent Homeland Security report.
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Tax/Regulation Protests are Not Enough News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Tax/Regulation Protests are Not Enough
04-16-2009  •  Kitty Antonik Wakfer 
Organized protests and email/petition actions in the US (and elsewhere) in regard to high government taxes and/or various regulations are plentiful with the aid of the Internet. But this type of activism is insufficient towards the goal of a "be  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Darren Wolfe
DC Tea Party Protest Shut Down By Secret Service, Package Thrown Over White House Fence (VIDEO)
News Link  •  Activism
DC Tea Party Protest Shut Down By Secret Service, Package Thrown Over White House Fence (VIDEO)
04/15/2009  •  By Jason Linkins, The Huffington Post 
Tax protesters threw what appeared to be a box of tea bags toward the White House on Wednesday, prompting officials to lockdown the compound. The Secret Service also used a robot to inspect the package thrown in an apparent act of defiance meant to e  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Lauren Roseman
Obama: US must join Mexico as 'full partner' in drug cartel war News Link  •  Drug War
Obama: US must join Mexico as 'full partner' in drug cartel war
04-16-2009  •  RawStory.com 
It is absolutely critical that the United States joins as a full partner in dealing with this issue ... also on our side of the border in dealing with the flow of guns and cash south," Obama said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Best Rube Goldberg Ever News Link  •  Humor
Best Rube Goldberg Ever
04-16-2009  •  YouTube 
Wow!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Jim Rogers: How He's Investing After the Crisis News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Jim Rogers: How He's Investing After the Crisis
04-16-2009  •  Jim Rogers via LewRockwell.com 
Henry Ford never diversified, Bill Gates didn't diversify. The way to get rich is to put your eggs in one basket, but watch that basket very carefully. And make sure you have the right basket.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
DHS issued report on extremism despite concerns News Link  •  Homeland Security
DHS issued report on extremism despite concerns
04-16-2009  •  Yahoo 
Civil liberties officials at the Homeland Security Department flagged language in a controversial report on right-wing extremists, but the agency issued the report anyway.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Colbert Torches Obama On Bagram Decision (VIDEO) News Link  •  Obama Administration
Colbert Torches Obama On Bagram Decision (VIDEO)
04-16-2009  •  Huffington Post 
"It's essentially the same stance taken by George Bush," Colbert added, "With one important difference: Obama makes the kids like it." Sad because it's funny because it's true.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
The Memos Don’t “Shock the Conscience” of Obama News Link  •  Torture
The Memos Don’t “Shock the Conscience” of Obama
04-16-2009  •  Christine Smith's Blog 
However, Obama upon releasing the documents, is quick to assure CIA interrogators they’ve nothing to be concerned about.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Christine Smith
I Apologize For Not Speaking At The Tea Party... Opinion  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
I Apologize For Not Speaking At The Tea Party...
04-16-2009
Ed Vallejo
   ...I had something more important to do than 'preach to the choir'...
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1,500 Farmers in India Commit Suicide News Link  •  Agriculture
1,500 Farmers in India Commit Suicide
04-16-2009  •  Huffington Post 
I read with horror this morning that over 1,500 farmers in India committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Video Takes You on 3-D Virtual Trip Into Growing Tumor News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Video Takes You on 3-D Virtual Trip Into Growing Tumor
04-16-2009  •  Wired 
Take a virtual trip inside the human body at a cellular level to see how blood vessels grow to feed tumors. Stopping this growth is one of the primary lines of attack scientists take in trying to defeat diseases, cancer in particular.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Ballot photograph has voter on thin ice News Link  •  Voting and Elections
Ballot photograph has voter on thin ice
04-16-2009  •  redOrbit / UPI 
"They may have thought the photo was cute but it was very serious," Chrismer said of the photo of the ballot that appeared on an Oshie fan Web site. "You can't violate something as sacred as the ballot."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
U.S. foreclosure filings jump as moratoriums end News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
U.S. foreclosure filings jump as moratoriums end
04-16-2009  •  Reuters 
U.S. foreclosure activity leaped 46 percent in March from a year earlier, hitting a record high as programs stunting the torrid pace of failing mortgages expired  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Unzipping Graphene's Potential News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Unzipping Graphene's Potential
04-16-2009  •  Technology Review 
Electronics made of graphene--sheets of carbon just an atom thick--could be considerably faster than those made of silicon.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
India and China want IMF to sell its $100b gold News Link  •  Precious Metals
India and China want IMF to sell its $100b gold
04-16-2009  •  My Digitalfc.com 
India and China may press for the sale of the entire gold reseves of the International Monetary Fund(IMF) to raise money for the least developed countries. The IMF holds 103.4 million ounces(3,217 tonnes) of gold that if, sold, can fetch about $100  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Getting disarmed at Tea Party, and other pics News Link  •  Gun Rights
Getting disarmed at Tea Party, and other pics
04-16-2009  •  www.arizonashooting.com 
Constitution????  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
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