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Date Sent: 2009-11-30
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for November 29, 2009 Sunday edition
 
Black Friday sales barely up, online surges -- Senate report: bin Laden was 'within our grasp'

Treasury, Fed delay Internet gambling ban 6 months -- Marijuana school opens in Michigan -- Mysterious 'Saddam Channel' hits Iraq TV -- Iran speaker warns West on nuclear cooperation -- Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades -- Iran approves building 10 enrichment sites -- Afghans Detail Detention in ‘Black Jail’ at U.S. Base -- Australians are against rushing the Emissions Trading Scheme through parliament -- Monsanto's dominance draws antitrust inquiry -- Indebted Dubai World rejected asset sale -- Hotel owners, like home owners, behind on payments -- Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To “Prepare For Civil War” -- Gun proposal defies feds -- Police Tout Anonymous Text-a-Snitch Programs -- States better implement RealID real soon ... or else -- UK seeking new world order by Afghan war -- Copenhagen Treaty to set up EU style World Government & disembowel the U.S. Constitution -- 'Continental Congress' Abolishes Income Tax -- Zinc Dimes, Tungsten Gold & Lost Respect -- 'Secret of Oz' Sales SKYROCKET after ban from Amazon -- Canada's doctors told to halt swine flu vaccine batch -- Alan Mollohan Chairs DoJ Subcommittee That Investigates Him

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Black Friday sales barely up, online surges News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Black Friday sales barely up, online surges
11-29-2009  •  Reuters 
In a worrisome sign for retailers, data released on Saturday showed that sales rose a scant 0.5 percent on the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season despite early signs of a strong showing. A focus on bargains pulled shoppers into sto  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Senate report: bin Laden was ‘within our grasp' News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Senate report: bin Laden was ‘within our grasp'
11-29-2009  •  AP 
Osama bin Laden was unquestionably within reach of U.S. troops in the mountains of Tora Bora when American military leaders made the crucial and costly decision not to pursue the terrorist leader with massive force, a Senate report says. The repor  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Treasury, Fed delay Internet gambling ban 6 months News Link  •  Entertainment: Games
Treasury, Fed delay Internet gambling ban 6 months
11-29-2009  •  Reuters 
The U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve delayed the implementation date for a new Internet gambling payment ban for six months, a move that gives lawmakers time to overturn it or end confusion over illegal practices. In a joint statement, the Treasury   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Marijuana school opens in Michigan News Link  •  Drug War
Marijuana school opens in Michigan
11-29-2009  •  United Press International 
DETROIT, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A 24-year-old aspiring businessman says he's teaching Michigan residents how to grow medical marijuana at his new "Med Grow Cannabis College."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
White House Intruders Want Money for Tale News Link  •  Obama Administration
White House Intruders Want Money for Tale
11-29-2009  •  New York Times 
Television industry executives said on Saturday that Michaele and Tareq Salahi had postponed plans for an interview Monday on CNN’s “Larry King Live” and were seeking top-dollar bids for their first television interview.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Mysterious 'Saddam Channel' hits Iraq TV News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Mysterious 'Saddam Channel' hits Iraq TV
11-29-2009  •  Yahoo AP 
The channel, which is broadcast across the Arab world, dredges up the sectarian divisions that Saddam inspired among Shiites and Sunnis at a time when Iraq is gearing up for crucial national elections.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Iran speaker warns West on nuclear cooperation News Link  •  Iran
Iran speaker warns West on nuclear cooperation
11-29-2009  •  Yahoo Reuters 
TEHRAN (Reuters) " Iran's parliament could move to reduce Tehran's cooperation level with the U.N. nuclear agency watchdog if the West continues to pressure the Islamic state over its nuclear program, speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades News Link  •  Welfare: Social
Across U.S., Food Stamp Use Soars and Stigma Fades
11-29-2009  •  NY Times 
With food stamp use at record highs and climbing every month, a program once scorned as a failed welfare scheme now helps feed one in eight Americans and one in four children.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Iran approves building 10 enrichment sites News Link  •  Iran
Iran approves building 10 enrichment sites
11-29-2009  •  Yahoo AP 
TEHRAN, Iran " The Iranian government approved a plan Sunday to build 10 new uranium enrichment facilities, a dramatic expansion in defiance of U.N. demands it halt the program.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Afghans Detail Detention in ‘Black Jail’ at U.S. Base News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Afghans Detail Detention in ‘Black Jail’ at U.S. Base
11-29-2009  •  NY Times 
An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates, sometimes for weeks at a time, without access to the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to human rights researchers and former detainees held at the site on  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Hacked E-Mail Data Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research News Link  •  Climate Change
Hacked E-Mail Data Prompts Calls for Changes in Climate Research
11-29-2009  •  NY Times 
Some prominent climate scientists are calling for changes in the way research on global warming is conducted after a British university said thousands of private e-mail messages and documents had been stolen from its climate center.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Australians are against rushing the Emissions Trading Scheme through parliament. News Link  •  Environment
Australians are against rushing the Emissions Trading Scheme through parliament.
11-29-2009  •  www.dailytelegraph.com.au 
The Galaxy poll shows a huge 80 per cent of voters do not believe the Government has provided sufficient details about an ETS with only 26 per cent now supporting the Turnbull-Rudd push for the Senate to pass it into law immediately.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Monsanto's dominance draws antitrust inquiry News Link  •  Food
Monsanto's dominance draws antitrust inquiry
11-29-2009  •  Washington Post 
For plants designed in a lab a little more than a decade ago, they've come a long way: Today, the vast majority of the nation's two primary crops grow from seeds genetically altered according to Monsanto company patents. Ninety-three percent of so  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Taxing the Speculators - by Paul Krugman News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Taxing the Speculators - by Paul Krugman
11-29-2009  •  NY Times 
Should we use taxes to deter financial speculation? Yes, say top British officials, who oversee the City of London, one of the world’s two great banking centers. Other European governments agree " and they’re right.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
China 2009 Gold Demand, Output May Gain to Records (Update2) News Link  •  Precious Metals
China 2009 Gold Demand, Output May Gain to Records (Update2)
11-29-2009  •  Bloomberg.com 
Bullion, up 34 percent this year, is set for a ninth annual gain as central banks, pension funds and individual buyers seek to protect their assets from potential currency debasement and inflation. Gold may climb to $1,500 an ounce as the dollar fall  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Text-a-Tip programs allow tipsters to help police News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Text-a-Tip programs allow tipsters to help police
11-29-2009  •  AP 
After struggling for years with an anti-snitching culture that made witnesses too afraid to come forward, police across the country are getting help from text-a-tip programs that allow people to send anonymous, text messages from their cell phones.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Institute for Health Freedom Reference Link  •  Healthcare
Institute for Health Freedom
Institute for Health Freedom 
   The nation's source for information about protecting your healthcare freedom of choice and health privacy.
Entered by: Jean Carbonneau
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Indebted Dubai World rejected asset sale News Link  •  Economy - International
Indebted Dubai World rejected asset sale
11-29-2009  •  AP 
Dubai World "totally rejected" the possibility of selling off some of its top performing assets in the months before the heavily indebted conglomerate turned to creditors with a plea to defer payments on some of the $60 billion it owes.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Hotel owners, like home owners, behind on payments News Link  •  Housing
Hotel owners, like home owners, behind on payments
11-29-2009  •  AP 
Like many home owners, hotels are starting to drown in debt. They have been enticing travelers all year with sweet deals: credits for in-house spas and restaurants, up to 50 percent off five-star rooms, even free nights. But all that discountin  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Monsters of the Deep News Link  •  Science
Monsters of the Deep
11-29-2009  •  arclein 
The existence of the giant squid in deep water proves that it is possible for a cold blooded creature to live and absorb sufficient oxygen in the cold water deeps of the ocean. Remember that the surface layer of the ocean is not overly thick at per  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To “Prepare For Civil War” News Link  •  Martial Law
Obama Orders 1 Million US Troops To “Prepare For Civil War”
11/26/2009  •  By: Sorcha Faal www.whatdoesitmean.com/ 
Russian Military Analysts are reporting to Prime Minister Putin today that US President Barack Obama has issued orders to his Northern Command’s (USNORTHCOM) top leader, US Air Force General Gene Renuart, to “begin immediately” increasing his militar  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Erik Asher
Police Tout Anonymous Text-a-Snitch Programs News Link  •  Police State
Police Tout Anonymous Text-a-Snitch Programs
11-28-2009  •  Mondo Frazier 
Police in Boston--and Tucson AZ--are boosting a new program that allows anonymous tipsters to text the police with info on anyone they think is "suspicious". The report leaves a lot of questions unasked--and unanswered.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
UK seeking new world order by Afghan war News Link  •  New World Order
UK seeking new world order by Afghan war
11-16-2009  •  press tv 
Despite reports of the UK's plan for peace talks with the Taliban, Premier Gordon Brown defends Britain's military involvement in the Afghan war, saying his country must play a full role in 'changing the world'. "I believe that Britain can an  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Steve Freedom
Gun proposal would defy feds News Link  •  Gun Rights
Gun proposal would defy feds
11-27-2009  •  Salt lake tribune 
The federal government has no right to regulate guns made, sold and used within Utah, state lawmakers at a committee hearing decided Wednesday. The Legislature's Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Interim Committee advanced a bill th  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Steve Freedom
Time is running out for states across the nation to comply with federal legislation passed in 2005 k News Link  •  Surveillance
Time is running out for states across the nation to comply with federal legislation passed in 2005 k
11-27-2009  •  Dailymail.com 
Time is running out for states across the nation to comply with federal legislation passed in 2005 known as the REAL ID Act, which requires all states to start issuing more secure driver's licenses by the end of this year. Residents living in st  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Steve Freedom
African Albino “Legs and Hands” Fetch Witch Doctors “Fortune” in Tanzania News Link  •  Weird/Offbeat News
African Albino “Legs and Hands” Fetch Witch Doctors “Fortune” in Tanzania
11-28-2009  •  Ginn 
Albinos in Africa are in hiding--certain witch doctors will pay up to $75,000 for a "whole Albino body".  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
News Link  •  Continental Congress 2009
'Continental Congress' Abolishes Income Tax
11-28-2009  •  World Net Daily 
Citizens mobilize in spirit of '76 to help return U.S. to its roots.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Copenhagen Treaty to set up EU style World Government & disembowel the U.S. Constitution News Link  •  Climate Change
Copenhagen Treaty to set up EU style World Government & disembowel the U.S. Constitution
11-28-2009  •  Paul Joseph Watson 
Appearing on The Alex Jones Show yesterday, Lord Christopher Monckton went further than ever before in his vehement opposition to the elitists running the climate change scam, calling for the UN to be shut down and for fraudulent peddlers of global w  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Andrew Strmic
'Secret of Oz' Sales SKYROCKET after ban from Amazon News Link  •  Entertainment: Movies
'Secret of Oz' Sales SKYROCKET after ban from Amazon
11-28-2009  You may not sell on our sight says Amazon for 'performance' issues. But no 'performance' issues were reported. Turns out the Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was the Vice President of Banker's Trust and was involved in the risky derivatives market.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Tom Westbrook
Zinc Dimes, Tungsten Gold & Lost Respect News Link  •  Precious Metals
Zinc Dimes, Tungsten Gold & Lost Respect
11-28-2009  •  kitco.com 
In October, the Hong Kong bankers discovered some gold bars shipped from the United States were actually tungsten with gold plating. This is the exact same Modus Operandi as the silver clad zinc dimes from 45 years ago.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
The right reform for the Fed News Link  •  Federal Reserve
The right reform for the Fed
11-28-2009  •  Ben Bernanke 
"I am concerned that a number of the legislative proposals being circulated would significantly reduce the capacity of the Federal Reserve to perform its core functions."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Brock Lorber
Today on LewRockwell.com - November 27th 2009 News Link  •  World News
Today on LewRockwell.com - November 27th 2009
11-27-2009  •  LewRockwell.com 
The Day the Dollar Died (important read) - Decentralization and Operational Secession - The Price of Gold Will Double - The Goldman Sachs Disease Is Spreading - The Official CIA Manual of Deception  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Canada's doctors told to halt swine flu vaccine batch News Link  •  Vaccines and Vaccinations
Canada's doctors told to halt swine flu vaccine batch
11-28-2009  •  BBC 
GlaxoSmithKline has advised doctors in Canada to stop using a batch of its swine flu vaccine, amid reports of a higher than usual number of patients having severe anaphylactic reactions.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Trouser Chili
News Link  •  Obama Administration
Letter to Obama From 95 Year Old WWII Veteran Harold B. Estes
11-28-2009  •  oldstuffforsaleshop.com via email from Fred Smart  
Letter to Obama from Chief Boatswain’s Mate Harold B. Estes who served onboard the USS Missouri and other posts during World War II.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
Conflict of Interest: Alan Mollohan Chairs DoJ Subcommittee That Investigates Him News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
Conflict of Interest: Alan Mollohan Chairs DoJ Subcommittee That Investigates Him
11-28-2009  •  Mondo Frazier 
Alan "Money" Mollohan controls the purse strings of the Dept of Justice--the same DoJ that is investigating Mollohan for earmarking $150 million for family and friends.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Faking Gold Bars (Publisher: Very informative article) News Link  •  Economy - International
Faking Gold Bars (Publisher: Very informative article)
11-28-2009  •  arclein 
After reading that gold and tungsten has the same density, I cracked open my handy copy of ‘The Practicing Scientist’s Handbook (1978)’ and got the exact values. The density of gold is 19.32 g/cc and the density for tungsten is 19.3. Ouch! The diff  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Houston’s Scrooge? Attorney Faces Wrath after Filing Lawsuit over Church Feeding “Derelicts” Near At News Link  •  Property Rights
Houston’s Scrooge? Attorney Faces Wrath after Filing Lawsuit over Church Feeding “Derelicts” Near At
11-28-2009  •  Ginn 
When does "helping the homeless" infringe on others in the area? One Houston attorney is finding out, being labeled a "Scrooge" because he objects to vagrants befouling the area around his office.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Exploding Some Myths of Socialism Vs Capitalism News Link  •  Philosophy: Socialism
Exploding Some Myths of Socialism Vs Capitalism
11-28-2009  •  Mondo Frazier 
Do people work for their money--or does it just fall out of the sky? This last meme is one that's pushed by socialism to make it okay for Big Government to take taxpayers' money.  Read Full Story
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Rampage in the Texas County: Man Shoots Horses, Houses, Before Trying to Force Way into Home News Link  •  Gun Rights
Rampage in the Texas County: Man Shoots Horses, Houses, Before Trying to Force Way into Home
11-28-2009  •  Ginn 
A story of why it's helpful to have a gun around the house.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Tiger Woods Car Crash: Affairs and Wives With Golf Clubs News Link  •  Entertainment: Sports
Tiger Woods Car Crash: Affairs and Wives With Golf Clubs
11-28-2009  •  Mondo Frazier 
Reports that Elin Woods took a golf club to the car husband, Tiger, had crashed in were labeled "helpful". But with other reports whispering of affairs and a pre-crash fight, maybe it was something else?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Meet the New Animal House: Arizona’s Republican Legislators (Part 3) Opinion  •  Education: Government Schools
Meet the New Animal House: Arizona’s Republican Legislators (Part 3)
11-28-2009
Dave Hodges
   Having announced my retirement, I no longer have an issue in the legislature’s education funding and teacher protection practices, except that I still care for the children and those that attempt to better their lives.
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Westmarc seeks West Valley foreign-trade zone News Link  •  North American Union
Westmarc seeks West Valley foreign-trade zone
11-28-2009  •  Carrie Watters 
This is just another "Westmarxist" scheme of state sponsored corporate welfare which uses public funds to pay for private enterprise. Westmarc's plan to create free trade zones is one component of the North American Union. Isn't Arizona broke?   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Dave Hodges
IRS says Schwarzenegger owes $79,000 News Link  •  Corruption
IRS says Schwarzenegger owes $79,000
11-28-2009  There is no honor among thieves. News of a lien paced on his property brought a quick defense from Schwarzenegger's staff, with a declaration that the governor had paid all his taxes ascribing the glitch to sloppy record-keeping.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Trouser Chili
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