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Date Sent: 2011-02-17
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Thursday, February 17, 2011 PM edition
 
Ray McGovern Brutalized and Left Bleeding -- Paul Craig Roberts: The Shame of Being an American

US government accidentally shuts down 84,000 websites during child porn raid -- In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council -- Sacred Cows: Why Lawmakers Are Stuck on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Fixes -- John Perkins - Another Hit Man for Egypt?! -- 'Day of rage' kicks off in Libya -- Congressman targets federal funding for the war on drugs -- Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city -- The War of 1812 and Anti-Federalist Betrayal -- La Nina Pacific Ocean Cooling Pulls Global Temps Below Norms -- Foreclosure-Gate: MERS Caves -- Burn Therapy Breakthrough -- Do NOT Buy Powerful Laser Pointers Before They Are Banned Forever Very Soon -- John Conyers Sees no Intrusion on our LIBERTY with Obamacare MANDATE -- Surging Gold Demand a “Global Phenomenon” - Chinese Voracious For Silver -- Zero Tolerance Policies: Are the Schools Becoming Police States? -- Border Expo highlights latest technology in border security -- DHS Faces Resistance To Forcing Cities To Join "Secure Communities" -- Barry Ritholtz: MERS Stop Foreclosing in Our Name -- Fitch: Downgrades Loom for U.S. Cities and States -- China once again signals plan to limit rare earth element exports -- Important New Information on Aafia Siddiqui's Case -- Astrophysicists: Strong evidence gigantic 'Planet X' does exist in our solar system

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Ray McGovern Brutalized and Left Bleeding News Link  •  Police State
Ray McGovern Brutalized and Left Bleeding
02-17-2011  •  Boiling Frog(Sibel Edmonds) 
As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday, condemning governments that arrest protesters and do not allo free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Paul Craig Roberts: The Shame of Being an American News Link  •  Corruption
Paul Craig Roberts: The Shame of Being an American
02-17-2011  •  LewRockwell.com 
"The indispensable people” had to suffer the hypocrisy of the U.S. Secretary of State delivering a speech about America’s commitment to Internet freedom while the U.S. Department of Justice (sic) brought unconstitutional action against Twitter...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
US government accidentally shuts down 84,000 websites during child porn raid News Link  •  Internet
US government accidentally shuts down 84,000 websites during child porn raid
02-17-2011  •  Rawstory 
Approximately 84,000 websites were shut down and wrongfully accused of having links to child pornography as part of "Operation Protect Our Children," a new joint operation between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (D  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council News Link  •  Palestine -- Israel
In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council
02-17-2011  •  Foreign Policy 
The US informed Arab governments it will support a UN Security Council statement reaffirming the 15-nation body "does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity," aimed at avoiding vetoing a stronger Palestinian resolution cal  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Sacred Cows: Why Lawmakers Are Stuck on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Fixes News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
Sacred Cows: Why Lawmakers Are Stuck on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Fixes
02-17-2011  •  ABC News (video) 
Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security have ballooned to 57% of the government budget this year and are widely cited as the most significant contributors to the federal deficit, something all Americans want to see aggressively brought under control.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
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John Perkins - Another Hit Man for Egypt?!
   John Perkins - Another Hit Man for Egypt?! - Author: "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and "Hoodwinked"
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'Day of rage' kicks off in Libya News Link  •  World News
'Day of rage' kicks off in Libya
02-17-2011  •  al-Jazeera 
Protesters in Libya have defied a security crackdown and taken to the streets in four cities for a "day of rage," inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia, reports say. Several hundred supporters of Muammar Gaddafi, the country's longtime leader  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Congressman targets federal funding for the war on drugs News Link  •  Drug War
Congressman targets federal funding for the war on drugs
02-17-2011  •  Rawstory 
Colorado Congressman Jared Polis has offered two amendments to the House continuing resolution that would eliminate much of the federal funding for the war on drugs in the United States. The House is currently debating HR 1, the Full Year Continui  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Huge solar flare jams radio, satellite signals: NASA News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Huge solar flare jams radio, satellite signals: NASA
02-17-2011  •  AFP 
A powerful solar eruption that has already disturbed radio communications in China could disrupt electrical power grids and satellites used on Earth in the next days, NASA said. The massive sunspot, which astronomers say is the size of Jupiter, is th  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Carnivorous Plant Snaps Shut With 600 Gs News Link  •  Biology, Botany and Zoology
Carnivorous Plant Snaps Shut With 600 Gs
02-17-2011  •  LiveScience 
A carnivorous plant that lives in bogs worldwide traps its prey in less than a millisecond, more than 100 times faster than a Venus flytrap can manage. Utricularia, a genus of rootless carnivorous plants, is better known by its common name, bladderwo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Plant or Animal? Mysterious Fossils Defy Classification News Link  •  Archaeology
Plant or Animal? Mysterious Fossils Defy Classification
02-17-2011  •  LiveScience 
These fossils were discovered in the black shale of what is called the Lantian Formation in China, and they date back to the first part of the Ediacaran Period, the time when life became big, or at least visible to the naked eye. "Animals in the Edia  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Tempe businessman's signs illegal, city says News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Tempe businessman's signs illegal, city says
02-17-2011  •  AP 
Tempe businessman Brian Epstein says he just wants to be patriotic by decorating his car wash with red, white and blue stars and stripes for Presidents Day. The city says his star-spangled signs are illegal, no matter how much they may remind people   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Group of Short Ecuadoreans Holds Anti-Aging Secret News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Group of Short Ecuadoreans Holds Anti-Aging Secret
02-17-2011  •  LiveScience 
A group of short-statured Ecuadoreans has surprised scientists, not for its members' dwarfism, but because they are also immune to cancer and diabetes. Now scientists have figured out the group's healthy secret. The individuals have Laron syndrome,  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ancient Cannibals Crafted Cups from Human Skulls News Link  •  Anthropology
Ancient Cannibals Crafted Cups from Human Skulls
02-17-2011  •  LiveScience 
It seems as though ancient cannibals had a "waste not, want not" attitude, suggests the discovery of Ice Age cups made from human skulls " what may be the earliest ones known, scientists say. Human skulls have been made into macabre cups and bowl  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Is MERS attempting to put the genie back into the bottle with yesterdays Announcement? News Link  •  Housing
Is MERS attempting to put the genie back into the bottle with yesterdays Announcement?
02-17-2011  •  The Hallmark Abstract Sentinel 
MERS - The Mortgage Electronic Registration System issues an Announcement that appears to be an attempt to put the genie back into the bottle Summary: MERS has told its members not to foreclose in its name on home loans, effective immediately.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Michael Haltman
Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city News Link  •  Iraq
Baghdad wants U.S. to pay $1 billion for damage to city
02-17-2011  •  Reuters 
[now that we finished driving the Sunni's out] Iraq's capital wants the United States to apologize and pay $1 billion for the damage done to the city not by bombs but by blast walls and Humvees since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The War of 1812 and Anti-Federalist Betrayal News Link  •  American History
The War of 1812 and Anti-Federalist Betrayal
02-17-2011  •  Becky Chandler 
February 17 is the anniversary of the official end of the worthless, destructive and unnecessary War of 1812, which was a product of the treasonous betrayal by the Jeffersonian Republicans of their anti-federalist principles, and the total defeat of  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Becky Chandler
Simple Life Changes Could Stop Millions of Cancers News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Simple Life Changes Could Stop Millions of Cancers
02-17-2011  •  arclein 
"It is distressing that even in 2011, people are dying unnecessarily from cancers that could be prevented through maintaining a healthy weight, diet, physical activity and other lifestyle factors," Martin Wiseman, a WCRF medical and scientific advi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
3D Film On The 32,000 Year Old Cave Paintings of Chauvet, France News Link  •  Anthropology
3D Film On The 32,000 Year Old Cave Paintings of Chauvet, France
02-17-2011  •  Spiegel.de/international 
Werner Herzog's new film "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" is a stunning 3D documentary about a cave in France that is home to the world's oldest known human art.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Hidden Leg Revealed in Snake Fossil News Link  •  Archaeology
Hidden Leg Revealed in Snake Fossil
02-17-2011  •  arclein 
A novel X-ray imaging technology is helping scientists better understand how in the course of evolution snakes have lost their legs. The researchers hope the new data will help resolve a heated debate about the origin of snakes: whether they evolve  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
La Nina Pacific Ocean Cooling Pulls Global Temps Below Norms News Link  •  Climate Change
La Nina Pacific Ocean Cooling Pulls Global Temps Below Norms
02-17-2011  •  arclein 
Global climate trend since Nov. 16, 1978: +0.14 C per decade January temperatures (preliminary) Global composite temp.: -0.01 C (about 0.02 degrees Fahrenheit) below 30-year average for January.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Foreclosure-Gate: MERS Caves News Link  •  Housing
Foreclosure-Gate: MERS Caves
02-17-2011  •  Market-ticker.org 
Foreclose in your own name, and come to court with your documents - real ones (if you have them, and I bet in many cases they no longer exist!) or buzz off for the next three months. That ought to have a really interesting impact on the housing...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
US military HQ in Mideast watching Gulf unrest News Link  •  Foreign Policy
US military HQ in Mideast watching Gulf unrest
02-17-2011  •  AP 
Unrest surging through the Arab world has so far taken no toll on the American military. But that could change if revolt washes over the tiny Persian Gulf kingdom of Bahrain " longtime home to the U.S. Navy's mighty 5th Fleet and arguably the Middle   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Glenn Jacobs
Burn Therapy Breakthrough News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Burn Therapy Breakthrough
02-17-2011  •  arclein 
The Skin-cell Gun works essentially like a sophisticated paint spray gun. It was developed by Professor Joerg C. Gerlach and colleages of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburg’s McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. The conc  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Klein
Feature Article  •  Techno Gadgets
Do NOT Buy Powerful Laser Pointers Before They Are Banned Forever Very Soon
John Green
   As reported on the Today show this morning, these things are serious threats to pilots and drivers. The US limits importation of these pointers to 5mW. However, for ones already here, apparently more powerful ones are still available on "the intern
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John Conyers Sees no Intrusion on our LIBERTY with Obamacare MANDATE News Link  •  Healthcare
John Conyers Sees no Intrusion on our LIBERTY with Obamacare MANDATE
02172011  •  www.drscoundrels.com 
Representative John Conyers, D " Michigan, said today that the Federal Government MANDATING that we Americans buy their required health care insurance is NOT an infringement of our liberty. I know " difficult to comprehend how this man...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Rich Hilts
Update Pakistan: Raymond Davis court hearing delayed three weeks News Link  •  Activism
Update Pakistan: Raymond Davis court hearing delayed three weeks
02-17-2011  •  The Political Commentator 
Follow-up to the Raymond Davis story from Foreign Policy In a story yesterday, "Pakistan, the Davis case, civil unrest and John Kerry reporting for duty", the delicate situation concerning Davis and the two Pakistani's he shot and killed was di  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Michael Haltman
Surging Gold Demand a “Global Phenomenon” - Chinese Voracious For Silver News Link  •  Precious Metals
Surging Gold Demand a “Global Phenomenon” - Chinese Voracious For Silver
02-17-2011  •  ZeroHedge.com 
Even more important is the significant increase in demand seen in India, China and globally as people buy gold to protect themselves from macroeconomic risk and deepening inflation.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Zero Tolerance Policies: Are the Schools Becoming Police States? News Link  •  Drug War
Zero Tolerance Policies: Are the Schools Becoming Police States?
02-17-2011  •  LewRockwell.com 
Nine-year-old Patrick Timoney was sent to the principal’s office and threatened with suspension after school officials discovered that one of his LEGOs was holding a 2-inch toy gun. That particular LEGO, a policeman, was Patrick’s favorite...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Border Expo highlights latest technology in border security News Link  •  Homeland Security
Border Expo highlights latest technology in border security
02-17-2011  •  CNN.com 
"The key to border protection this year is mobility," organizer Michael Rosenberg said. "Anything that law enforcement can use to fill in the gaps between fixed surveillance positions along the border is drawing interest."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
DHS Faces Resistance To Forcing Cities To Join News Link  •  Homeland Security
DHS Faces Resistance To Forcing Cities To Join "Secure Communities"
02-17-2011  •  washingtonpost.com/ 
Documents reveal an agency at odds over how to handle criticism of Secure Communities, the Obama's immigration enforcement program, without running afoul of constitutional limits on what the federal government can demand of local jurisdictions.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Barry Ritholtz: MERS Stop Foreclosing in Our Name News Link  •  Housing
Barry Ritholtz: MERS Stop Foreclosing in Our Name
02-17-2011  •  Ritholtz.com 
Allow me to spell this out for you more specifically: MERS is an abomination, a legal blasphemy that should be destroyed before it unleashes the four horsemen of the apocalypse.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Fitch: Downgrades Loom for U.S. Cities and States News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
Fitch: Downgrades Loom for U.S. Cities and States
02-17-2011  •  EconomicPolicyJournal.com 
“The key questions are whether states and local governments are funding their pensions, how much it is taking up of their general fund and concern about the crowding out of spending for other needs,” said Laura Porter at Fitch.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
China once again signals plan to limit rare earth element exports News Link  •  China
China once again signals plan to limit rare earth element exports
02-17-2011  •  The Political Commentator 
Rare earth elements (REE) - A nod is as good as a wink to a blind man, horse, donkey, country or world Rare earth elements (REE) - when will I stop beating this dead horse? Canadian rare earth element (REE) mining stocks move higher Wednesday o  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Michael Haltman
Important New Information on Aafia Siddiqui's Case Feature Article  •  Police State
Important New Information on Aafia Siddiqui's Case
Stephen Lendman
   Aafia is one of America's most unjustly and brutally treated political prisoners
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Astrophysicists: Strong evidence gigantic 'Planet X' does exist News Link  •  Science
Astrophysicists: Strong evidence gigantic 'Planet X' does exist
02-17-2010  •  Terrence Aym 
What's up to four times as big as Jupiter, is so distant that astronomers haven't been able to find it in more than 80 years, and is the stuff of legends and conspiracy theories? "Planet X." A mystery object that most astronomers would rather not  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terrence Aym
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Church building confiscated to pay tax debt - Baptist Temple tax dispute
02-16-2011
Greg J. Dixon
   For 16 years the leaders of the Indianapolis Baptist Temple refused to withhold federal taxes from their employees' paychecks or to pay federal taxes as an employer.
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