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Date Sent: 2011-08-06
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Saturday, August 6, 2011
 
S&P downgrades US credit rating for first time -- Police Convicted in Katrina Murders, Cover-Up

Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 bln more from US taxpayers -- COUNTDOWN TO HIROSHIMA: August 1, 1945 (X Minus 5 Days) -- TSA Apologizes For Confiscating Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs -- Gov.  Christie slams fear mongering over Sharia law -- Censored color video from Hiroshima A-bomb aftermath -- Florida Teen Dies In Jail After Being Arrested For Marijuana -- NM Mayor: I Was Quite Drunk When I Signed Those $1 Million Contracts -- S & P Downgrades Debt of United States Government -- US Postal Service warns it could default -- US AAA credit rating downgraded -- S&P Downgrades US To AA+, Outlook Negative -- Defcon/Black Hat revealed: drones, Smart Meters, Shady Rat & hacking medical implants -- Fictional Straw Family Debuts on YouTube Courtesy of Ontario Government -- Bread, Circuses, Spending Cuts, Unicorns And The Appearance Of Wealth -- ISM and Recessions - Is the US Already In A Recession? -- Will QE3 = Federal Reserve Buying PIIGS Bonds? -- Paul Antinori – Constitutional Expert - Author of “A Modest Proposal to Amend the Constitution” -- When everyone has a sacred cow, no one has any meat - by Mencken's Ghost

AZ: Arizona Breakfast Club this morning with activist Jennifer Jones and Quartzsite's mayor Ed Foster speaking; Another POOL PARTY AT THE HANCOCK'S today, starting 2PM, 8/6/11; "Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical Thriller" Phoenix Objectivist's discussion Aug. 11th; Oath Keepers To Muster in Quartzsite, AZ on August 27th.

Nationwide: Support your local lemonade stand, Aug. 20

 

US AAA credit rating downgraded News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
US AAA credit rating downgraded
08-05-2011  •  BBC.co.uk/news 
One of the top credit rating agencies, Standard & Poor's, has downgraded the United States' top-notch AAA rating.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Police Convictions in Katrina Shootings, Cover-Up News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Police Convictions in Katrina Shootings, Cover-Up
08-05-2011  •  AP 
Five current or former police officers were convicted Friday of federal civil rights charges related to deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina:   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Arizona Breakfast Club this Saturday Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
Arizona Breakfast Club this Saturday
Powell Gammill
   Assuming she is not behind bars, Jennifer Jones will discuss the police state in Quartzsite. Mayor Ed Foster will be there too. Here is your chance to get an update on the latest tyranny from the city government. I mean it is amazing!
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Another POOL PARTY AT THE HANCOCK'S Saturday, 8/6/11 Feature Article  •  Arizona's Top News
Another POOL PARTY AT THE HANCOCK'S Saturday, 8/6/11
Donna Hancock
   Tired of the heat? Come over to the Hancock's this Saturday after the Arizona Breakfast Club to cool off. 2 p.m. til ???
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S & P Downgrades Debt of United States Government News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
S & P Downgrades Debt of United States Government
08-05-2011  •  EconomicPolicyJournal.com 
Ramifications: Any pools of money that require money managers by bylaws or other agreements to hold only AAA debt may be forced to sell Treasury securities. It is unclear as to the size of such pools, since some may have clauses that...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating for first time News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
S&P downgrades U.S. credit rating for first time
08-05-2011  •  washingtonpost.com 
Standard & Poor’s announced Friday night that it has downgraded the sterling U.S. credit rating for the first time.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 bln more from US taxpayers News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Fannie Mae seeks $5.1 bln more from US taxpayers
08-05-2011  •  Reuters 
Mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) said it would ask for an additional $5.1 billion from taxpayers as a weaker housing market causes continued losses on loans made prior to 2009. The largest U.S. residential mortgage funds provider on Fri  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bush 2.0: 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush News Link  •  Obama Administration
Bush 2.0: 100 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like George W. Bush
08-05-2011  • 
The election of President Obama was in no small part, a referendum on the administration of George W. Bush, and his victory was interpreted as a sound rebuke to eight years of open ended warfare, a vast and growing police state, the destruction of ci  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
COUNTDOWN TO HIROSHIMA: August 1, 1945 (X Minus 5 Days) News Link  •  History
COUNTDOWN TO HIROSHIMA: August 1, 1945 (X Minus 5 Days)
08-05-2011  •  The Nation 
6 day blog on Hiroshima bombing which occurred today, Aug. 6th, 1945. Sixty-six years ago, at the end of July and early August, US policymakers and President Truman made fateful decisions that meant the use of two atomic bombs against Japanese citie  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
TSA Apologizes For Confiscating Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
TSA Apologizes For Confiscating Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs
08-05-2011  •  ABC News (video) 
The Transportation Security Administration is apologizing to a pregnant woman, one day after she said her insulin and ice packs were confiscated by screeners at Denver International Airport. The Aurora woman was traveling alone to a baby shower in  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Chris Christie slams fearmongering over Sharia law News Link  •  Government
Chris Christie slams fearmongering over Sharia law
08-05-2011  •  The Ticket 
New Jersey Republican Gov. Christie defended his decision to nominate a Muslim judge to the state Superior Court against conservative critics who warned that the new judge will implement Sharia law. Calling their fears "crap" and "crazy."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Censored color video from Hiroshima A-bomb aftermath News Link  •  History
Censored color video from Hiroshima A-bomb aftermath
08-05-2011  •  boing boing 
The Nation's Greg Mitchell has a new book out about the strange saga of color video, shot in Hiroshima and Nagasaki after the nuclear bomb attacks, which was suppressed for nearly 40 years. You can see a couple of clips from that video in the trailer  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Miami Beach Police Issue Policy On Dealing With Photographers And Videographers News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Miami Beach Police Issue Policy On Dealing With Photographers And Videographers
08-05-2011  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
On Memorial Day morning, seconds after they shot and killed Raymond Herisse in a hail of bullets, police pointed a gun at Narces Benoit and demanded his cell phone. Benoit claims they smashed it to the ground. Police insist they merely confiscated it  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Florida Teen Dies In Jail After Being Arrested For Marijuana News Link  •  Drug War
Florida Teen Dies In Jail After Being Arrested For Marijuana
08-05-2011  • 
Perez's withdrawal of her request likely means the public won't know any time soon exactly what exactly happened the morning of July 10 at the lockup. In the spring, state lawmakers revised Florida's public records law, forbidding the release of pict  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NM Mayor: I Was Quite Drunk When I Signed Those $1 Million Contracts News Link  •  TAXES: Local
NM Mayor: I Was Quite Drunk When I Signed Those $1 Million Contracts
08-05-2011  •  TPM 
Ever have one of those nights where you wake up with a hangover and $1 million worth of architecture contracts? No? Martin Resendiz (D), the Mayor of Sunland Park, New Mexico, certainly has.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
This Alert is Several Days Old But, It Has Taken On A New Level of Gravitas News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
This Alert is Several Days Old But, It Has Taken On A New Level of Gravitas
08-05-2011  •  stevequayle.com/ 
We received an urgent notice that, effective immediately and until further notice, there is a freeze on all configuration changes, for all network devices across the globe, that have a role in the trading of US Treasury instruments, US debt...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
US Postal Service warns it could default News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
US Postal Service warns it could default
08-05-2011  •  news.yahoo.com 
The US Postal Service warned on Friday that it could default on payments it owes the federal government, just days after the US government itself narrowly averted a default.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
S&P Downgrades US To AA+, Outlook Negative News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
S&P Downgrades US To AA+, Outlook Negative
08-05-2011  •  ZeroHedge.com  
United States of America Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'AA+' On Political Risks And Rising Debt Burden; Outlook Negative  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Smart Meter Slavery News Link  •  Propaganda
Smart Meter Slavery
7-05-11  •  Morphcity.com 
The Smart Grid is being used to promote green energy/clean energy/renewable energy. Because global warming (climate change) has been so thoroughly discredited, global warming policies and regulations are now being forced on us under the banner of gr  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Marti Oakley
Defcon/Black Hat revealed: drones, Smart Meters, Shady Rat & hacking medical implants News Link  •  Hacking, Cyber Security
Defcon/Black Hat revealed: drones, Smart Meters, Shady Rat & hacking medical implants
08-05-2011  •  CNET 
CNET's Declan McCullagh & Eleanor Mills discuss breaking news filtering out from annual federal-private hacker conferences Defcon & Black Hat.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Sheila Dean
Fictional Straw Family Debuts on YouTube Courtesy of Ontario Government News Link  •  Conspiracies
Fictional Straw Family Debuts on YouTube Courtesy of Ontario Government
08-05-2011  Here, we have the YouTube debut of the strawgirl, who marries the strawman and together they give birth to strawbabies…it’s a whole fictional family! How charming!  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Sharlene Holt
Bread, Circuses, Spending Cuts, Unicorns And The Appearance Of Wealth News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Bread, Circuses, Spending Cuts, Unicorns And The Appearance Of Wealth
08-05-2011  •  ZeroHedge.com  
The People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions " everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses” - Juvenal " 100 A.D.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
ISM and Recessions - Is the US Already In A Recession? News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
ISM and Recessions - Is the US Already In A Recession?
08-05-2011  •  GlobalEconomicAnalysis.blogspot.com 
Nearly every time Real GDP dips below 2%, the economy was either in recession or headed for recession.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Will QE3 = Federal Reserve Buying PIIGS Bonds? News Link  •  Federal Reserve
Will QE3 = Federal Reserve Buying PIIGS Bonds?
08-05-2011  •  EconomicPolicyJournal.com & Twitter.com 
Why doesn't Bernanke just go for it. QE3 = buy PIIGS bond. Some stealth form of this will likley occur, probably using the IMF as a cover.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jack Gregson
Digital Magazine August Edition - August 5th, 2011 Feature Article  •  Freedom's Phoenix
Digital Magazine August Edition - August 5th, 2011
Sierra Hancock
   (Lucky, Lucky You!) Gardening, Mini-Farming and Self Sustainability
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Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock [29 Pics] News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock [29 Pics]
08-05-2011  •  triggerpit.com 
On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. Wheelock assumed command of the International Space Station and the Expedition 25 crew.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Sierra Hancock
Radio/TV Show  •  Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock - Video
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Paul Antinori " Constitutional Expert - Author of “A Modest Proposal to Amend the Constitution”
   Paul Antinori " Constitutional Expert - Author of “A Modest Proposal to Amend the Constitution” - amendusconstitution.com
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Friday release: Hilarious courtroom exchanges! News Link  •  Humor
Friday release: Hilarious courtroom exchanges!
08-05-2011  •  The Political Commentator 
Actual courtroom exchanges: You can't make this stuff up Got this in an email today and it had me on the floor. The laughs were definitely needed as this has been a tough week all around! Enjoy! IT CAN BE HARD KEEPING A STRAIGHT FACE AS A COUR  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Michael Haltman
News Link  •  Events: Arizona
"Atlas Shrugged: A Philosophical Thriller"
08-05-2011  •  Phoenix Objectivists 
For their first August meeting to be held on 11th, Phoenix Objectivists will start a new pre-recorded lecture series to study Ayn Rand's magnum opus, "Atlas Shrugged".  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Renzulli
When everyone has a sacred cow, no one has any meat Opinion  •  MEDIA (MainStreamMedia - aka MSM)
When everyone has a sacred cow, no one has any meat
08-05-2011
Menckens Ghost
   When everyone has a sacred cow, no one has any meat to eat. Or stated differently, when no one wants to cut his pet program, subsidy, entitlement, handout, or defense contract, the nation will never climb out of bankruptcy.
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E-Trade Baby Loses Everything. News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
E-Trade Baby Loses Everything.
08-05-2011  •  YouTube 
This one is bound to disappear.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Event: Selling Lemonade Is Not a Crime! Reference Link  •  Activism
Event: Selling Lemonade Is Not a Crime!
Lemonade Freedom 
   Please join us on August 20, 2011 and set up your own lemonade stand. We need to send a message to everyone who is listening. They can not shut down the kids lemonade stands. Please support a local kid's lemonade stand.
Entered by: Powell Gammill
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