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Date Sent: 2009-10-09
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Friday, October 9, 2009 AM edition
 
Patriot Act Extension Approved by Senate Panel -- Police stop more than 1 million people on street

House Votes to Expand Definition of Hate Crimes -- New Orleans Police Force Faces Swarm of Inquiries -- Pot legalization gains momentum in California -- NYPD tracking cell phone owners -- ACLU Says Extracting DNA From Suspects Unconstitutional -- 34 banks don't pay their quarterly TARP dividends -- HOA stripped of powers over accusations of theft and fraud -- Gold: The Canary in the Coal Mine - by Charles Goyette -- Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood -- Financial picture grows dire -- Congress' Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare

 

Patriot Act Extension Is Approved by Senate Panel News Link  •  Police State
Patriot Act Extension Is Approved by Senate Panel
10-08-2009  •  Washington Post 
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Thursday that would renew portions of the USA Patriot Act in an effort to address administration concerns about protecting terrorism investigations. But several Democrats and civil liberties advocates  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Police stop more than 1 million people on street News Link  •  Police State
Police stop more than 1 million people on street
10-08-2009  •  AP 
These and hundreds of thousands of other Americans in big cities have been stopped on the street by police using a law-enforcement practice called stop-and-frisk that alarms civil libertarians but is credited by authorities with helping reduce crime.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
New Orleans Police Force Faces Swarm of Inquiries News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
New Orleans Police Force Faces Swarm of Inquiries
10-08-2009  •  NY Times 
The local Fraternal Order of Police reminded New Orleans officers they had a right to be represented by a lawyer when questioned by the F.B.I., whether as a witness or as a potential target. The warning has become routine for the police over the last  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Obama Administration Denies Appeal for Information on Recovery.gov Contract with Smartronix News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama Administration Denies Appeal for Information on Recovery.gov Contract with Smartronix
10-08-2009  •  Pro Publica 
We appealed the GSA’s decision, noting the administration’s commitment to transparency in general, and its promises of transparency in the stimulus in particular. We also wondered whether the arguments used to defend the redactions " especially the p  Read Full Story
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House Votes to Expand Definition of Hate Crimes News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
House Votes to Expand Definition of Hate Crimes
10-08-2009  •  NY Times 
The House voted Thursday to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim’s sexual orientation, a step that would extend new protection to lesbian, gay and transgender people.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The DEATH of Freedom in America - Peter Dale Scott (video) News Link  •  Free Speech
The DEATH of Freedom in America - Peter Dale Scott (video)
10/04/09  •  Youtube 
I am more inclined to watch whenever Jason Bermas sits in. Peter Dale Scott paints a bleak picture of Constitutional protections in America. It's pretty tough not to conclude that the Constitution has been shredded in the United States. The right to   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Anonymous Watchman
FBI eyes terror suspect's travel talk News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
FBI eyes terror suspect's travel talk
10-08-2009  •  AP 
Authorities haven't ruled out the possibility that Zazi became so spooked by surveillance that he dumped any bombs or bomb components. Yet the lack of such concrete physical evidence as a backpack bomb has also forced investigators to do more painst  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Key member of terror group pleads guilty News Link  •  TERRORISM
Key member of terror group pleads guilty
10-08-2009  •  AP 
Amara pleaded guilty to knowingly participating in a terrorist group and intending to cause an explosion for the benefit of a terrorist group. The suspects were followed, wiretapped as well as infiltrated by two paid police informants.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Pot legalization gains momentum in California News Link  •  Drug War
Pot legalization gains momentum in California
10-08-2009  •  AP 
Marijuana advocates are gathering signatures to get as many as three pot-legalization measures on the ballot in 2010 in California, setting up what could be a groundbreaking clash with the federal government over U.S. drug policy.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
CHART OF THE DAY: Besides The Fed, Nobody Is Buying Agency Debt News Link  •  Federal Reserve
CHART OF THE DAY: Besides The Fed, Nobody Is Buying Agency Debt
10-08-2009  •  The Business Insider 
But here's a stark fact, via the Council on Foreign Relations: Only the Fed is buying agency debt. Foreign buyers, who once consumed it voraciously, have been net sellers so far this year.  Read Full Story
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Gold-The Canary in the Coal Mine News Link  •  Precious Metals
Gold-The Canary in the Coal Mine
10-08-2009  •  Guest Blog for CNBS by Charles Goyette 
There is no reasonable prospect of the federal debt being paid down. Nor can anyone possibly believe that today’s government bonds can be paid except by issuing new bonds tomorrow.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
ACLU Says Extracting DNA From Suspects Unconstitutional News Link  •  Police State
ACLU Says Extracting DNA From Suspects Unconstitutional
10-08-2009  •  Wired 
California’s law requiring the authorities to take a DNA sample from every person arrested on felony accusations was challenged in federal court Wednesday as an unconstitutional privacy breach.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 34 banks don't pay their quarterly TARP dividends News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
34 banks don't pay their quarterly TARP dividends
10-08-2009  •  USA Today 
The U.S. taxpayers' investments in smaller banks are increasingly at risk. In a sign that more banks are under great pressure from the recession, 34 financial institutions did not pay their quarterly dividends in August to the Treasury on funds ob  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NYPD tracking cell phone owners, but foes aren't sure practice is legal News Link  •  Bill of Rights
NYPD tracking cell phone owners, but foes aren't sure practice is legal
10-08-2009  •  NY Daily News 
The NYPD is amassing a database of cell phone users, instructing cops to log serial numbers from suspects' phones in hopes of connecting them to past or future crimes. In the era of disposable, anonymous cell phones, the file could be a treasure-t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
powermat wireless charging News Link  •  Humor
powermat wireless charging
10-08-2009  •  YouTube 
(Publisher: "This shows where the internet is going in marketing. There is more freedom on the Internet to GET your attention. Here's some of the filth we can expect :) (YOU WERE WARNED!)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Video shows Dolton cop beating teen at school News Link  •  Education: Government Schools
Video shows Dolton cop beating teen at school
10-08-2009  •  WGN Chicago 
A 15-year-old special needs student says a Dolton police officer assigned to his former school slammed him against the lockers, wrestled him to the floor and then pinned him down, breaking his nose, all because he didn't have his shirt tucked in.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Casa Grande HOA stripped of powers over accusations of theft and fraud News Link  •  Housing
Casa Grande HOA stripped of powers over accusations of theft and fraud
10-08-2009  •  Arizona Capitol Times 
A Casa Grande homeowners association was placed in receivership, following allegations that board members drained funds for their own benefit - including what was described as the “theft” of more than $600,000.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
The Greatest Show on Earth
Step right up: A new entitlement that cuts the deficit! News Link  •  Healthcare
The Greatest Show on Earth Step right up: A new entitlement that cuts the deficit!
10-08-2009  •  WSJ 
Washington spent the week waiting for the Congressional Budget Office to roll in with its new cost estimates of the Senate health-care bill, and what a carnival. Behold: a new $829 billion entitlement that will subsidize insurance for tens of million  Read Full Story
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The SEC as a Political Agency, Nothing More, Nothing Less News Link  •  Corruption
The SEC as a Political Agency, Nothing More, Nothing Less
10-08-2009  •  Economic Policy Journal 
It's clear to see that the SEC is really going after Cuban because of his in your face attitude in battling the SEC, in addition to his high profile.  Read Full Story
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Let's Not Forget about the NY Fed Connection News Link  •  Obama Administration
Let's Not Forget about the NY Fed Connection
10-08-2009  •  Goldman Sachs 666  
Turbo Tim was president of the New York Fed during the five years prior to his appointment as Treasury Secretary. Becker and Morgenson pointed out many of the ways in which "conflict of interest" seems to be one of the cornerstones of that institutio  Read Full Story
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ObamaCare: Health Care Solutions in the Beer Aisle News Link  •  Healthcare
ObamaCare: Health Care Solutions in the Beer Aisle
10-08-2009  •  rizzuto 
Where can politicians who grapple with the problems of health care go for answers? They need not look any further than their local stores. Down the beer aisle, to be exact.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
A Rare Earth Mine, Goldman Sachs and a $3m Grant News Link  •  Corruption
A Rare Earth Mine, Goldman Sachs and a $3m Grant
10-08-2009  •  MetalMiner 
The mine was owned by Chevron until last year when it sold the mine, facilities and name to an investment vehicle called Rare Earth Acquisitions LLC, owned in varying degrees by Goldman Sachs,  Read Full Story
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STUDENT SLAMS ‘OBAMA PLAN’ AS KIDS SING FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM ON CNN News Link  •  Healthcare
STUDENT SLAMS ‘OBAMA PLAN’ AS KIDS SING FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM ON CNN
10-08-2009  •  Breitbart 
This young man understands the Evil of Socialism....  Read Full Story
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IS MARXIST-LED ‘FREE PRESS’ GROUP SHAPING OBAMA POLICIES? News Link  •  Philosophy: Liberalism
IS MARXIST-LED ‘FREE PRESS’ GROUP SHAPING OBAMA POLICIES?
10-08-2009  •  Breitbart 
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FCC ‘DIVERSITY CZAR’ 2005 AUDIO: ‘FUNDAMENTAL RULES’ MUST CHANGE TO ALTER WHITE-DOMINATED MEDIA News Link  •  Racism
FCC ‘DIVERSITY CZAR’ 2005 AUDIO: ‘FUNDAMENTAL RULES’ MUST CHANGE TO ALTER WHITE-DOMINATED MEDIA
10-08-2009  •  Breitbart 
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NakedEmperorNews: Unearthed Video Senator Obama's Warning About Debt And Deficit News Link  •  Obama Administration
NakedEmperorNews: Unearthed Video Senator Obama's Warning About Debt And Deficit
10-08-2009  •  Hot Air 
Just words, just speeches "We are borrowing from China non-stop" "You lose respect for people who are like that" "We are a indebted nation that not only makes us more vulnerable, it weakens the dollar, there has never been a country in the world wh  Read Full Story
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Frank's Plan Criticized As Too Lax News Link  •  Obama Administration
Frank's Plan Criticized As Too Lax
10-08-2009  •  WSJ 
Two federal regulators criticized parts of Rep. Barney Frank's proposal to overhaul financial regulation, saying it will let large companies escape restrictions on the types of financial products that contributed to last year's crisis.  Read Full Story
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Saudis ask for aid if world cuts dependence on oil News Link  •  Foreign Policy
Saudis ask for aid if world cuts dependence on oil
10-08-2009  •  chron.com 
Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations " demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial assistance if a new climate pact calls for substantial reductions in the use of fossil fuels.  Read Full Story
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Image of ultra-thin Ralph Lauren model sparks outrage News Link  •  Media: Internet
Image of ultra-thin Ralph Lauren model sparks outrage
10-08-2009  •  shine.yahoo.com 
Boing Boing editor Cory Doctorow issued a stern warning to Ralph Lauren yesterday on the website, saying that the company's attempt to silence their criticism has only inspired them to step up their efforts in the future:  Read Full Story
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I-Believe-in-Strong-Dollar Turns Relic as China Begs Stability News Link  •  China
I-Believe-in-Strong-Dollar Turns Relic as China Begs Stability
10-08-2009  •  Bloomberg 
More than a decade after former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin made the “strong dollar” national policy, currency traders say the same words coming from the Obama administration have little meaning.  Read Full Story
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Robert Fisk on the Gulf 'ditching the dollar' in oil trade News Link  •  New World Order
Robert Fisk on the Gulf 'ditching the dollar' in oil trade
10-08-2009  •  You Tube 
The report by Robert Fisk, the newspaper's Middle East correspondent, was published on Tuesday and cited unidentified sources in Gulf Arab states and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong. Al Jazeera has this exclusive interview with Robert Fisk   Read Full Story
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Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood News Link  •  Obama Administration
Barack Obama adviser says Sharia Law is misunderstood
10-08-2009  •  Telegraph 
President Barack Obama's adviser on Muslim affairs, Dalia Mogahed, has provoked controversy by appearing on a British television show hosted by a member of an extremist group to talk about Sharia Law.  Read Full Story
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Asia steps in to support dollar News Link  •  Dollar Meltdown The
Asia steps in to support dollar
10-08-2009  •  Financial Times 
Asian central banks intervened heavily in the currency markets on Thursday to stem the appreciation of their currencies against the US dollar amid fears that their exports could be losing ground against China.  Read Full Story
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Aden Forecast: Gold to $4,100, then next target $5,800 News Link  •  Currencies
Aden Forecast: Gold to $4,100, then next target $5,800
10-08-2009  •  Commodity Trader Alert 
A skillful veteran letter is sanguine about stocks " but positively gleeful about gold and other hard assets. Mary Anne and Pamela Aden’s Costa Rica-based Aden Forecast first came to fame in the last great gold bull market three decades ago.  Read Full Story
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The Fed's 30 Minute Agency Monetization Window News Link  •  Federal Reserve
The Fed's 30 Minute Agency Monetization Window
10-08-2009  •  Zero Hedge 
Yet we were dumbfounded by this piece of information, presented to us by Jim Bianco, which demonstrates that the Fed's monetization of Agencies is far more blatant than anything even encountred in Treasuries.  Read Full Story
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 Ten Unanswered Questions For Our Future Robot Overlords News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Ten Unanswered Questions For Our Future Robot Overlords
10-08-2009  •  Popular Science 
If you could ask the product of the robot-human merge ten questions, what would they be?  Read Full Story
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Congress’ Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare News Link  •  Healthcare
Congress’ Secret Plan to Pass Obamacare " CONFIRMED
10/08/09  •  Chandlers Watch 
Leaders in the House and Senate have a plan to pass President Barack Obama’s sweeping health care plan by Thanksgiving without any significant participation by the American public. CNS News has confirmed the details in our September 22nd titled “Pass  Read Full Story
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ALERT! Financial picture grows dire News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
ALERT! Financial picture grows dire
10/08/09  •  Examiner 
For months I have been warning readers to pay close attention to what has been happening behind the scenes in the financial sector of the country. My sources have issued several clear warnings concerning the volatility of the markets and the precari  Read Full Story
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"Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock" Morning October 8th 2009
   Guest Host Andrew Strmic discusses the impending mandatory swine flu vaccination.
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"Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock" Afternoon October 7th 2009
   Brad Friedman of BradBlog.com helps us understand the Sibel Edmonds story and why America is in great danger from inside our government.
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Stephen Lemons on Declare Your Independence
10-08-2009  •  Stephen Lemons aka The Feathered Bastard 
I took up Phoenix libertarian Ernie Hancock's invite to be on his Webcast Wednesday morning, after much prodding from Hancock and his supporters. Alas, I couldn't make it into the studio. (Sorry, Ernie, I've never been an a.m. person.) Still, we spen  Read Full Story
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John Elway sells out via CIAC $ponsored 'Hit List Video'. Am I a Terrorist?? Feature Article  •  Activism
John Elway sells out via CIAC $ponsored 'Hit List Video'. Am I a Terrorist??
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   ANYONE - ANYTIME - ANYWHERE Understanding the Threat of Terrorism the Eight signs of you, "Joe -The American Terrorist"... https://www.ciac.co.gov/index.cfm
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Everlast 'The Stone In My Hand' Music Video News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Everlast 'The Stone In My Hand' Music Video
10-08-2009  •  YouTube 
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