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Date Sent: 2009-12-08
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Tuesday, December 8, 2009
 
Experts predict flu pandemic mildest on record -- US Launch New Bid to Hunt Down bin Laden

In debate over nation's growing debt, a surplus of worry -- Senate Dems seek expansion of Medicare, Medicaid -- Feds confiscate cell phone camera from photojournalist -- Famous Miranda rights warning could get rewrite -- Sen: Gov't shouldn't have closed openness workshop -- Supreme Court takes up 'honest services,' or anti-corruption, law -- Judge declares mistrial in FBI Informant Hal Turner’s case -- Drug cartels no longer want US dollars -- Gitmo ’suicide’ trio had rags stuffed down throats -- Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule -- New Mexico Citizens Considered Foreigners After Dec. 31 -- The Real history of Pearl Harbor and the controversy still around it -- School Superintendent Has SETI Space Alien Research Experts Up in Arms -- Who Wants War? - by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) -- 8 States choke DHS deadline game of "chicken" -- Thousands protest in Iran, battling police -- Administration to slash bailout cost estimate -- The Finnish way of neutralizing photo radar cameras

 

Experts predict flu pandemic could be mildest on record News Link  •  Vaccines and Vaccinations
Experts predict flu pandemic could be mildest on record
12-07-2009  •  Washington Post 
With the second wave of H1N1 infections having crested in the United States, leading epidemiologists are predicting that the pandemic could end up ranking as the mildest since modern medicine began documenting influenza outbreaks. Experts warn tha  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
US to Launch New Bid to Hunt Down bin Laden (WHO?!!) News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US to Launch New Bid to Hunt Down bin Laden (WHO?!!)
12-07-2009  •  AntiWar.com 
As the last defense secretary of the Bush Administration and the current defense secretary of the Obama Administration, Robert Gates is probably in a better position than any official to explain the failure of the US to capture Osama bin Laden over t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
In debate over nation's growing debt, a surplus of worry News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
In debate over nation's growing debt, a surplus of worry
12-07-2009  •  Washington Post 
On the ninth floor of an unremarkable office building in downtown Washington. Half a dozen staffers sit at computer monitors, staring at incoming data. "Five minutes to go!" This is the auction room of the Bureau of the Public Debt.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Senate Dems seek expansion of Medicare, Medicaid News Link  •  Healthcare
Senate Dems seek expansion of Medicare, Medicaid
12-07-2009  •  AP 
Senate Democratic liberals are seeking expansion of Medicare and Medicaid, in exchange for dropping a government-sold insurance option from health care legislation sought by President Barack Obama, several lawmakers said  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Feds confiscate cell phone camera from photojournalist News Link  •  Immigration
Feds confiscate cell phone camera from photojournalist
12-07-2009  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
“He told me, ‘You don’t understand. We’re not local law enforcement here. We’re the federal government. We’ll [seize] your gear right now,’” Nolan said. “He gave me two choices: either give my assurance or be placed under arrest.” Tipton then conf  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
 The medical sacrament of abortion v. racial politics News Link  •  Sexuality: Sex and the Law
The medical sacrament of abortion v. racial politics
12-07-2009  •  Wendy McElroy 
Obama is black! Take a l-o-o-ong look at his black skin and, then, GET OVER IT! Start holding him to the same standards you would a POTUS who was white, yellow, or green.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
For 9/11 Cases, a Short List of Lawyers News Link  •  911 / World Trade Center
For 9/11 Cases, a Short List of Lawyers
12-07-2009  •  NY Times 
One lawyer calls it the “death list” " a cadre of about 20 veteran defense lawyers in New York who have broad experience in death penalty and other complex criminal cases. They have represented defendants in terrorist bombings in East Africa, drug-re  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Unemployment map timeline - holy crap! News Link  •  Employment & Jobs
Unemployment map timeline - holy crap!
12-07-2009  •  American Observer (h/t Wendy McElroy) 
This is a moving county by county map of unemployment rates in the USA from 2007 to now. Wow!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Famous Miranda rights warning could get rewrite News Link  •  Bill of Rights
Famous Miranda rights warning could get rewrite
12-07-2009  •  AP 
The Supreme Court on Monday seemed headed toward telling police they must explicitly advise criminal suspects that their lawyer can be present during any interrogation. The arguments in front of the justices were the latest over how explicit the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Sen: Gov't shouldn't have closed openness workshop News Link  •  Government
Sen: Gov't shouldn't have closed openness workshop
12-07-2009  •  AP 
A Republican senator who sponsored a law meant to help people with open-records requests says a government workshop on openness shouldn't have been closed to the public. [and the punishment is?]  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Supreme Court takes up 'honest services,' or anti-corruption, law News Link  •  Justice and Judges
Supreme Court takes up 'honest services,' or anti-corruption, law
12-07-2009  •  Christian Science Monitor 
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases in its current term examining a controversial federal statute that makes it a crime "to deprive another of the intangible right of honest services." The law is a powerful weapon in the arsenal of  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
$10 an hour with 2 kids? IRS pounces News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
$10 an hour with 2 kids? IRS pounces
12-07-2009  •  Seattle Times 
Rachel Porcaro knows she's hardly rich. When you're a single mom making 10 bucks an hour, you don't need government experts to tell you how broke you are. But that's what happened. The government not only told Porcaro she was poor. They said she w  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Part 9: MUSLIMS IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ALLOWS RAMPANT INTIMIDATION Opinion  •  Immigration
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Part 9: MUSLIMS IN 21ST CENTURY AMERICA: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS ALLOWS RAMPANT INTIMIDATION
12-07-2009
Frosty Wooldridge
   As we import more and more Muslims into America, they will congeal into a powerful political, religious, linguistic, cultural and balkanized force. They repeat the same in every country they colonize.
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The Guy Who Brought the AR-15 to an Obama Speech Meets a Adam Kokesh News Link  •  MEDIA (MainStreamMedia - aka MSM)
The Guy Who Brought the AR-15 to an Obama Speech Meets a Adam Kokesh
12-07-2009  •  David Weigel 
Adam Kokesh is one of the more intriguing Republican congressional candidates of the 2010 cycle. A 27-year-old libertarian who became a leader of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Kokesh is mounting a Ron Paul-style antiwar, small-government campaign in  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Morpheus Titania
Radio/TV Show  •  Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock - Radio
Host: Ernest Hancock
Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock Afternoon December 7th 2009
   Freedom Summit highlights and behind the scenes stories of speakers and events.
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Judge declares mistrial in FBI Informant Hal Turner’s case News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Judge declares mistrial in FBI Informant Hal Turner’s case
12-07-2009  •  Rawstory 
"The mistrial came after the jury sent two notes saying it was hopelessly deadlocked over charges Hal Turner threatened to kill or assault a federal judge," the AP report continues. "A retrial was scheduled for March 1 in Brooklyn, where the case was  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Drug cartels no longer want US dollars News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Drug cartels no longer want US dollars
12-07-2009  •  Guardian 
International drug cartels have abandoned the US dollar for high denomination euros to launder millions in illegal profits, Europol has revealed. The gangs no longer use $100 bills because €500 notes " the largest denomination of euro " take up less   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Gitmo ’suicide’ trio had rags stuffed down throats News Link  •  Torture
Gitmo ’suicide’ trio had rags stuffed down throats
12-07-2009  •  Rawstory 
Just how -- and why -- 3 people who hanged themselves would have managed to stuff rags down their throats before they died. Why neither the guards on duty nor the paramedics who showed up were interviewed; or why the paramedics didn't even ask the gu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Cost-benefit analysis of jobs stimulus News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Cost-benefit analysis of jobs stimulus
12-07-2009  •  Reuters 
The Obama Administration's job stimulus program spent $246,436 per job based on the $157.8bn that has been awarded so far! Total annual compensation earned by the average payroll employee was $59,867. If the government had simply used the funds award  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule News Link  •  Climate Change
Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule
12-07-2009  •  Wall Steet Journal 
EPA action to regulate [carbon dioxide] emissions could affect the U.S. economy more directly, and more quickly, than any global deal inked in the Danish capital, where no binding agreement is expected. Many business groups are opposed to EPA efforts  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
New Mexico Citizens Considered Foreigners After Dec. 31, Passports to Board U.S. Commercial Flights News Link  •  Surveillance
New Mexico Citizens Considered Foreigners After Dec. 31, Passports to Board U.S. Commercial Flights
12-07-2009  •  Ginn 
After the first of the year, New Mexico residents may have carry passports if they want to board a flight on a commercial aircraft or enter federal facilities. All because the state refuses to knuckle under and pass Real ID.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
GMO Survival Seeds - Important UPDATE! Opinion  •  Food Recipes - Long Term Storage Foods
Farm Wars
GMO Survival Seeds - Important UPDATE!
12-07-2009
Barbara Peterson
   Hometown Seeds DOES NOT sell GMO seeds. This was a mistake by a part time employee.
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The Real history of Pearl Harbor and the controversy still around it. News Link  •  History
The Real history of Pearl Harbor and the controversy still around it.
12-07-09  •  www.LCLReport.com 
The Real history of Pearl Harbor. Did FDR provoke the attack to bring USA into Hitlers War? What really happened that day?   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Tarrin Lupo
Radio/TV Show  •  Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock - Radio
Host: Ernest Hancock
Declare Your Independence With Ernest Hancock Morning December 7th 2009
   Freedom Summit highlights and behind the scenes stories of speakers and events.
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Arizona School Superintendent Has SETI Space Alien Reseach Experts Up in Arms News Link  •  Education: Government Schools
Arizona School Superintendent Has SETI Space Alien Reseach Experts Up in Arms
12-07-2009  •  Ginn 
A story out of Arizona has SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) experts “up in arms” over a school district superintendent’s comments. The story: a former worker fired after the school discovered he’d been running SETI’s Home program on th  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Randy Ricochet
Who Wants War? - by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) Feature Article  •  WAR: About that War
Who Wants War? - by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)
Powell Gammill
   If anyone still doubted this administration’s foreign policy would bring any kind of change, this week's debate on Afghanistan should remove all doubt. The President’s stated justifications for sending more troops to Afghanistan and escalating war
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LAPD detective accused of murder faces hearing News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
LAPD detective accused of murder faces hearing
12-07-2009  •  AP 
A veteran Los Angeles police detective is due in court to hear whether there is enough evidence against her in connection with the decades-old murder of her ex-boyfriend's wife. A preliminary hearing for 49-year-old Stephanie Lazarus is scheduled   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Kan. lawmaker: Sorry if 'RedNeck Rap' offensive News Link  •  Racism
Kan. lawmaker: Sorry if 'RedNeck Rap' offensive
12-07-2009  •  AP 
[Are you kidding me?] A Kansas lawmaker says he's sorry if he offended anyone by criticizing President Barack Obama while wearing a cap that calls opossum "the other dark meat." Rep. Bill Otto said during a meeting with the NAACP on Saturday that   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
8 States choke DHS deadline game of News Link  •  Surveillance
8 States choke DHS deadline game of "chicken"
12-07-2009  •  BeatTheChip.org 
Last week 8 states "choked" the compliance game of chicken, some issuing letters defying Real ID regulations going into 2010. That is exactly what was done by States to address the last DHS deadline, March 31st, 2008. Based on previous results, DHS i  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Sheila Dean
The last best chance: UN climate conference opens News Link  •  MEDIA (MainStreamMedia - aka MSM)
The last best chance: UN climate conference opens
12-07-2009  •  AP 
The largest and most important UN climate change conference in history opened, with organizers warning diplomats from 192 nations that this could be the last best chance for a deal to protect the world from calamitous global warming.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
BCS Buster Bowl: TCU vs. Boise State in Fiesta Bowl News Link  •  Entertainment: Sports
BCS Buster Bowl: TCU vs. Boise State in Fiesta Bowl
12-07-2009  •  AP 
Welcome to the BCS Buster Bowl. No. 3 TCU and No. 6 Boise State will meet in the Fiesta Bowl, marking the first time a BCS game other than the championship game has a matchup of unbeaten teams. It’s also the first time two teams from conference  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Thousands protest in Iran, battling police News Link  •  Iran
Thousands protest in Iran, battling police
12-07-2009  •  AP 
Security forces and militiamen clashed with thousands of protesters shouting "death to the dictator" outside Tehran University on Monday, beating them with batons and firing tear gas on a day of nationwide student demonstrations, witnesses said. T  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Administration to slash bailout cost estimate News Link  •  Employment & Jobs
Administration to slash bailout cost estimate
12-07-2009  •  AP 
The Obama administration will lose $200 billion less [borrowed tax dollars] than expected from the federal bailout program and is looking at using part of the savings to fund new job creation efforts. A Treasury official said the administration now b  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Virgin Galactic unveils commercial spaceship News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Virgin Galactic unveils commercial spaceship
12-07-2009  •  AP 
A spacecraft designed to rocket wealthy tourists into space as early as 2011 was unveiled Monday in what backers of the venture hope will signal a new era in aviation history. The long-awaited glimpse of SpaceShipTwo marks the first public appeara  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Finnish way of neutralizing photo radar cameras News Link  •  Camera Fraud
The Finnish way of neutralizing photo radar cameras
12-07-2009  •  www.liveleak.com 
Hint: It involves explosives! :)  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chip Saunders
Jews Against Zionism Feature Article  •  Israel
Jews Against Zionism
Stephen Lendman
   Courageous Jews taking a stand for justice
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Precambrian Nickel Sulphide Formation News Link  •  Science
Precambrian Nickel Sulphide Formation
12-07-2009  •  arclein 
These nickel deposits have sulfur in them arising from an atmospheric cycle in ancient times. The isotopic signal is of an anoxic atmosphere," says Rumble of Carnegie's Geophysical L  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Global Forest Observatory Needed News Link  •  Environment
Global Forest Observatory Needed
12-07-2009  •  arclein 
Now, a paper published by Dr Alan Grainger in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences outlines how a new body - named the "World Forest Observatory" - could use satellite images to map the world's forests and how they are changing.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Carbon Management News Link  •  Agriculture
Carbon Management
12-07-2009  •  arclein 
Perhaps we need to teach a new mindset to the global population. We need to be conscious of the idea of carbon management. We can convert our activities into exercises in carbon management in order to sustain a conscious awareness of its ability to  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
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