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Date Sent: 2009-05-07
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Thursday, May 7, 2009 PM edition
 
401(k)s Hit by Withdrawal Freezes Investors Cry Foul as Some Funds Close Exits

Rep. Harman furor incites progressives -- Congress wants foreigners to supply troops on the battlefield -- Pentagon will miss chemical weapons deadline by 9 years -- With strings attached, banks can return taxpayer money -- Who Will Stop AIPAC Before it is Too Late? -- Criminalizing Criticism of Israel: The End of Free Speech? - by Paul Craig Roberts -- Barney Frank on Lou Dobbs -- Government to condemn land for Flight 93 memorial -- US troops in Afghanistan won't be sent to Pakistan (for now) -- NEW jobless claims unexpectedly plunge to ONLY 601,000 -- Geithner: US banks 'safe from insolvency' (ha ha) -- GM posts $6B 1Q loss, spends $10.2B in cash -- China fears bond crisis as it slams quantitative easing -- WHO: "Put everything into place to start manufacturing the vaccines" -- Nassim Taleb: Global Crisis ‘Vastly Worse’ Than 1930s -- UK: DNA profiles of innocent to be kept for 12 years despite EU ruling -- Oh Ben Bernanke: How's That "Quantitative Easing" Working? -- Blackwater contractors wanted to dispose of the weapons before an investigation

AZ: John Stuart fund raiser this Sat.
 

401(k)s Hit by Withdrawal Freezes
Investors Cry Foul as Some Funds Close Exits News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
401(k)s Hit by Withdrawal Freezes Investors Cry Foul as Some Funds Close Exits
05-07-2009  •  online.wsj.com 
Some investors in 401(k) retirement funds who are moving to grab their money are finding they can't.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Xander Holman
Harman furor incites progressives News Link  •  Corruption
Harman furor incites progressives
05-07-2009  •  Politico 
The wiretapping story “has been very, very damaging to her because it highlights what people most distrust about politicians in general: personal gain taking precedence over the voters they are supposed to be representing,” Amato told POLITICO in an  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Congress wants foreigners to supply troops on the  battlefield News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Congress wants foreigners to supply troops on the battlefield
05-07-2009  •  AP 
[Anyone else see a flaw in the plan?] Alarmed by the increasing use of contractors to support operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, House Democrats are demanding the military shift more lucrative work to the Iraqis and Afghanis.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pentagon will miss chemical weapons deadline by 9 years News Link  •  Military
Pentagon will miss chemical weapons deadline by 9 years
05-07-2009  •  McClatchy News 
The Pentagon doesn't anticipate disposing of all of its chemical weapons until 2021 -- nearly a decade beyond the 2012 deadline set by the international Chemical Weapons Convention.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Blame it on the Internet News Link  •  Media: Print
Blame it on the Internet
05-07-2009  •  McClatchy News 
A necessary pillar of democracy, a Senate subcommittee examined the state of American journalism at a time when newspapers are being shuttered and downsized and network TV news audiences are declining. Newspaper Revitalization Act  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
With strings attached, banks can return taxpayer money News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
With strings attached, banks can return taxpayer money
05-07-2009  •  McClatchy News 
Federal regulators are preparing to release new rules governing how banks can return billions in taxpayer bailout money, but the guidelines may actually make it harder for financial institutions to shed the government as their business partner. Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Who Will Stop AIPAC Before it is Too Late? News Link  •  Israel
Who Will Stop AIPAC Before it is Too Late?
05-07-2009  •  informationclearinghouse.info/ 
"Shut the f--- up. Shut the f--- up." one staffer yelled, red-faced and sweating as he ran beside me. "This is not the place to be saying that shit. Get the f--- out of here."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel: The End of Free Speech?  by Paul Craig Roberts News Link  •  Bill of Rights
Criminalizing Criticism of Israel: The End of Free Speech? by Paul Craig Roberts
05-07-2009  •  counterpunch.com/ 
To keep American minds captive, the Lobby is working to ban as anti-semitic any truth or disagreeable fact that pertains to Israel. It is permissible to criticize every other country in the world, but it is anti-semitic to criticize Israel, and anti  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Barney Frank on Lou Dobbs 5-6-09 News Link  •  Political Theory
Barney Frank on Lou Dobbs 5-6-09
05-07-09  •  You Tube 
Barney Frank talking like a Libertarian. Is this the Twilight Zone or what? Barney Frank Admits that laws that apply to the general public should also apply to the people in Government. Calls for Pot to be legalized. He even talks about John Locke!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ken Demyen
Government to condemn land for Flight 93 memorial News Link  •  Conspiracies
Government to condemn land for Flight 93 memorial
05-07-2009  •  AP 
The government will begin taking land from 7 property owners so that the Flight 93 memorial can be built in time for the 10th anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks, the National Park Service said. [all your lands belongs to us]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Jackson, Miss., mayor dies after losing primary News Link  •  Corruption
Jackson, Miss., mayor dies after losing primary
05-07-2009  •  AP 
[Must have been the strain of carrying around all those embarrassing secrets.] The mayor of Mississippi's largest city, died 2 days after losing a primary re-election and days before he was set to stand trial on federal civil rights charges.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US troops in Afghanistan won't be sent to Pakistan News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US troops in Afghanistan won't be sent to Pakistan
05-07-2009  •  AP 
During a 12-minute question-and-answer session in sweltering heat, Gates told a sergeant he didn't have to "worry about going to Pakistan." [Such sacrifice by the Defense Sec. braving the flash of cameras and the heat for a photo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Leaked Agenda: Bilderberg Group Plans Economic Depression News Link  •  Economy - International
Leaked Agenda: Bilderberg Group Plans Economic Depression
05-07-2009  •  InfoWars.com 
According to Estulin’s sources, which have been proven highly accurate in the past, Bilderberg is divided on whether to put into motion, “Either a prolonged, agonizing depression that dooms the world to decades of stagnation, decline and poverty …  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
New jobless claims unexpectedly plunge to 601K News Link  •  Employee and Employer Relations
New jobless claims unexpectedly plunge to 601K
05-07-2009  •  AP 
New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. But the total number of people receiving jobless benefits climbed to 6.35 million, a 14th straight record.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
No butts:  China orders officials to smoke News Link  •  China
No butts: China orders officials to smoke
05-07-2009  •  AFP 
Officials in a county in central China have been told to smoke nearly a quarter million packs of locally made cigarettes annually or risk being fined, state media reported. The Gong'an county government in Hubei province has ordered its staff  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Timothy Geithner: US banks 'safe from insolvency' News Link  •  Obama Administration
Timothy Geithner: US banks 'safe from insolvency'
05-07-2009  •  news.BBC.co.uk 
No US bank being screened by regulators is at risk of insolvency, US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
GM posts $6B 1Q loss, spends $10.2B in cash News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
GM posts $6B 1Q loss, spends $10.2B in cash
05-07-2009  •  AP 
General Motors posted a $6 billion first-quarter loss and spent $10.2 billion more cash than it took in during the first 3 months of the year as revenue plummeted by $20 billion. Talk of the company going bankrupt scared some consumers away from buyi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Hundreds sought for disaster drill in Hopewell News Link  •  Propaganda
Hundreds sought for disaster drill in Hopewell
05-07-2009  •  nj.com 
HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP -- Emergency management officials are looking for a few hundred area residents and their cars to participate in a training drill to combat a possible virus or other widespread illness.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Xander Holman
China fears bond crisis as it slam quantitative easing News Link  •  Federal Reserve
China fears bond crisis as it slam quantitative easing
05-07-2009  •  Telegraph 
"A policy mistake made by some major central bank may bring inflation risks to the whole world," said the People's Central Bank in its quarterly report. "As more and more economies are adopting unconventional monetary policies, su  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
WHO: News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
WHO: "Put everything into place to start manufacturing the vaccines"
05-07-2009  •  Bloomberg.com 
Sanofi-Aventis SA of Paris, Baxter International Inc. of Deerfield, Illinois, and GlaxoSmithKline Plc of London are talking with world health authorities about producing shots, the agency said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
10 Reasons Why Buying a Home in Southern California Today is a Mistake News Link  •  Housing
10 Reasons Why Buying a Home in Southern California Today is a Mistake
05-07-2009  •  DoctorHousingBubble.com 
This chart is probably the most astounding. We have taken virtually every measure possible to prop up the crony banking model and thrown trillions at the housing problem. Yet foreclosures are still at record highs nationwide.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Nassim Taleb: Global Crisis ‘Vastly Worse’ Than 1930s News Link  •  Economy - International
Nassim Taleb: Global Crisis ‘Vastly Worse’ Than 1930s
05-07-2009  •  Bloomberg.com 
The global economy is facing “big deflation,” though the risks of inflation are also increasing as governments print more money, Taleb told the conference organized by Bank of America- Merrill Lynch. Gold and copper may “rally massively” as a result,  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Yves Smith: The Banks and Orwell News Link  •  Obama Administration
Yves Smith: The Banks and Orwell
05-07-2009  •  NakedCapitalism.com 
Am I the only one who sees the blatant manipulation? How can this be good for existing stockholders? So why are financials rallying? The regulator has become a stockholder.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
UK: DNA profiles of innocent to be kept for 12 years despite EU ruling News Link  •  Police State
UK: DNA profiles of innocent to be kept for 12 years despite EU ruling
05-07-2009  •  Telegraph.co.uk/ 
"Wholly innocent people - including children - will have their most intimate details stockpiled for years on a database that will remain massively out of step with the rest of the world. With regret we shall be forced to see her in court once mo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Oh Ben Bernanke: How's That News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Oh Ben Bernanke: How's That "Quantitative Easing" Working?
05-07-2009  •  Market-ticker.denninger.net/ 
The $64,000 question now becomes whether Bernanke walks away from his announced "QE" program (instantly trashing the equity markets and sending the TNX up north of 5%), pretends that the market isn't giving him the finger...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Blackwater contractors wanted to dispose of the weapons before an investigation News Link  •  World News
Blackwater contractors wanted to dispose of the weapons before an investigation
05-07-2009  •  Hampton Roads 
Blackwater mercenaries allegedly transferred a number of machine guns to another contractor who is now charged with trying to smuggle them out of Iraq. The Blackwater mercenaries wanted to dispose of the weapons before an investigation  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jim Stachowiak
Opinion  •  Criminal Justice System
My day at the Circus...I mean the Courthouse
05-07-2009
Tom Westbrook
   Those police in the courtroom that you thought were there to handle the unruly...are actually now hired to work as spies for the judge. Be careful what you say, they may be eavesdropping and will giddily pass this information on to the judge to be us
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Get Ready for the next Stock Crash Feature Article  •  Economy - Economics USA
Get Ready for the next Stock Crash
Ernest Hancock
   I warned you in July of '08... I'm doing it again.
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John Stuart Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
John Stuart "Movie Night' Fundraiser this Saturday Night!
Powell Gammill
   Message from Ed Vallejo: We will be having a movie-night fundraiser for John Stuart at the Freedoms Phoenix Workshop. John was assaulted by a drunk driver while returning from hanging Ron Paul signs a year and a half ago. He was arrested
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