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Date Sent: 2011-12-23
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Friday, December 23, 2011
 

U.S.: Poor coordination, mapping data led to Pakistani deaths in cross-border raid -- The housing watchdogs that won't bark -- Paul's story changes on racial comments -- Busted! Ron Paul racist rant caught on tape! OMG! OMG! -- Lt. Frank Gordo, Hero -- Scott Horton discusses the National Defense Authorization Act -- The FDA Weighs in on Sperm Safety -- Schaeffer Cox: FBI Informants Kidnapped Me, Turned My Life Into The Truman Show -- Why Design Now?: Contour Crafting -- The Myth of the Rule of Law -- Nanotechnology firm Liquidia partners with PATH on new pneumonia vaccine -- Outspoken Afghan Rights Official Ousted -- House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension -- The last lemming -- Readied To Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma -- Smoke Screening -- A simple plan to keep your assets safe from an out-of-control government -- Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship -- AP Interview: Romney says no to Gingrich debate -- Ron Paul Newsletters, Fact From Fiction -- TIME: Ron Paul Is Not a Politician -- 81 Iraqis Killed As Maliki Targets Next Political Victim -- Meet the Republican Chickenhawks -- Let’s put the bad news in context -- Letter Re: Advice on Sleeping Bags -- If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around -- U.S. exporters brace for cutbacks in European bank lending -- Gallup Poll: Government Threat Growing in Minds of Americans -- "When the World Outlawed War" -- The Real Iran the US Doesnt Want You to See --
 

U.S.: Poor coordination, mapping data led to Pakistani deaths in cross-border raid News Link  •  WAR: About that War
U.S.: Poor coordination, mapping data led to Pakistani deaths in cross-border raid
12-22-2011  •  Washington Post 
The U.S. military acknowledged Thursday that commanders in Afghanistan made serious mistakes during a cross-border raid last month in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed. A report about the Nov. 25 incident said investigators found that “inade  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The housing watchdogs that won't bark News Link  •  Housing
The housing watchdogs that won't bark
12-22-2011  •  Reuters 
Four years after the banking system nearly collapsed from reckless mortgage lending, federal prosecutors have stayed on the sidelines, even as judges around the country are pointing fingers at possible wrongdoing.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Paul's story changes on racial comments News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Paul's story changes on racial comments
12-22-2011  •  USA Today 
Rep. Ron Paul has tried since 2001 to disavow racist and incendiary language published in Texas newsletters that bore his name, denying he wrote them and even walking out of an interview on CNN Wednesday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Renzulli
Busted! Ron Paul racist rant caught on tape! OMG! OMG! News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Busted! Ron Paul racist rant caught on tape! OMG! OMG!
12-22-2011  •  youtube (h/t Lew Rockwell blog) 
Ron Paul on race and 22 years after hte fact a CNN hit piece attempt.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Lt. Frank Gordo, Hero News Link  •  Education: Government Schools
Lt. Frank Gordo, Hero
12-22-2011  •  Lew Rockwell blog 
What a delicate, sensitive creature Lt. Frank Gordo must be " and what a cruel and dangerous world he must live in. Just weeks ago, this brave little man, who is employed as a "resource officer" by California's Stockton Unified School District, survi  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Scott Horton discusses the National Defense Authorization Act News Link  •  Police State
Scott Horton discusses the National Defense Authorization Act
12-22-2011  •  Rawstory 
Scott Horton, a contributing editor for Harper’s Magazine, said Wednesday that the National Defense Authorization Act was ambiguous about whether U.S. citizens who were suspected terrorists could be detained indefinitely. “I think it makes clear t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The FDA Weighs in on Sperm Safety News Link  •  Sexuality: Sex and the Law
The FDA Weighs in on Sperm Safety
12-22-2011  •  Lew Rockwell blog 
The FDA has asked a sperm donor to cease-and-desist in the case of his community service, er, um, sperm donation. Trent Arsenault, a minister's son from the San Francisco Bay area, just wants to help women who cannot afford governmentized sperm donor  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Schaeffer Cox: FBI Informants Kidnapped Me, Turned My Life Into The Truman Show News Link  •  Conspiracies
Schaeffer Cox: FBI Informants Kidnapped Me, Turned My Life Into The Truman Show
12-22-2011  •  Talking Points Memo 
Alaska militia leader Schaeffer Cox is asking the court to throw out FBI recordings made by a confidential informant because the informant took actions that were “analogous to kidnapping” and turned Cox’s life into a version of the Jim Carrey movie T  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Why Design Now?: Contour Crafting News Link  •  Inventions
Why Design Now?: Contour Crafting
12-22-2011  •  YouTube.com 
Why? Contour Crafting is a construction technology that potentially reduces energy use and emissions by using a rapid-prototype or 3-D printing process to fabricate large components. Comprised of robotic arms and extrusion nozzles, a computer-control  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
The Myth of the Rule of Law News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
The Myth of the Rule of Law
12/31/1995  •  Associate Professor John Hasnas  
Legislative and judicial mischief combine to make outcome of court cases unpredictable. If you can't know the rules, how can you breathe free in your Liberty?! Article is somewhat dated, but still applies.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Dennis Treybil
News Link  •  Vaccines and Vaccinations
Nanotechnology firm Liquidia partners with PATH on new pneumonia vaccine
12-22-2011  •  MEDCity  
North Carolina nanotechnology company Liquidia Technologies is partnering with nonprofit organization PATH to develop a new pneumonia vaccine that could be deployed globally.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Sheila Dean
Outspoken Afghan Rights Official Ousted News Link  •  Afghanistan
Outspoken Afghan Rights Official Ousted
12-22-2011  •  New York Times 
There have been few causes that Ahmad Nader Nadery, the prominent Afghan human rights activist, shied away from over the past decade: he spoke out on the killings of civilians by NATO and Taliban forces, on election fraud by President Hamid Karzai’s   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
House Republicans Cave on Payroll Tax Cuts Extension
12-22-2011  •  ABC News (video) 
A muted House Speaker John Boehner announced today that Republicans have decided to accept a short-term extension of the payroll tax cut, preventing a hike in taxes just nine days before the tax break expires for 160 million Americans.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The last lemming News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
The last lemming
12-22-2011  •  www.sovereignman.com/Craig Ballantyne 
If you’re like Simon and I and you spend any time at all reading the daily news headlines, it undoubtedly feels like the world is inches away from going off a cliff.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Readied To Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Readied To Donate Organs, 21-Year-Old Emerges From Coma
12-22-2011  •  ABC News (video) 
Sam Schmid, an Arizona college student believed to be brain dead and poised to be an organ donor, miraculously recovered just hours before doctors were considering taking him off life support. Schmid, a junior and business major at the University of   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Smoke Screening News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
Smoke Screening
12-22-2011  •  Vanity Fair 
As you stand in endless lines this holiday season, here’s a comforting thought: all those security measures accomplish nothing, at enormous cost. That’s the conclusion of Charles C. Mann, who put the T.S.A. to the test with the help of one of America  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Feature Article  •  Casey Research Articles
A simple plan to keep your assets safe from an out-of-control government
Terry Coxon
   By keeping all your assets in the country where you live, you commit, ahead of time, to ratify whatever policy your home government might adopt, no matter how objectionable, unreasonable or pernicious that policy happens to be.
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Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship News Link  •  China
Finland 'finds Patriot missiles' on China-bound ship
12-22-2011  •  www.bbc.co.uk 
The Finnish authorities have impounded an Isle of Man-flagged ship bound for China with undeclared missiles and explosives, officials say.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
AP Interview: Romney says no to Gingrich debate News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
AP Interview: Romney says no to Gingrich debate
12-22-2011  •  Associated Press 
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday spurned chief rival Newt Gingrich's challenge for a one-on-one debate ahead of the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses but dismissed the notion - suggested by the former House speaker - that he's afraid to p  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Ron Paul Newsletters, Fact From Fiction News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Ron Paul Newsletters, Fact From Fiction
12-22-2011  •  www.dailypaul.com 
Can one thing written in print undo everything he's talked about and believed for 35 years? I don't think so, because what was written in the newsletters is so far from Ron Paul's words and actions.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
TIME: Ron Paul Is Not a Politician News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
TIME: Ron Paul Is Not a Politician
12-22-2011  •  www.dailypaul.com 
Pretty decent article, the best is that the author claims that Ron Paul is not a politician and is in fact honorable. The worst though is the author trying to oversimplify Paul's message by oversimplifying a counterargument.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
81 Iraqis Killed As Maliki Targets Next Political Victim News Link  •  Iraq
81 Iraqis Killed As Maliki Targets Next Political Victim
12-22-2011  •  www.antiwar.com 
A coordinated series of bombings shattered the peace in Baghdad, shortly after Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ratcheted up tensions between his government and Sunni politicians.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Meet the Republican Chickenhawks News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Meet the Republican Chickenhawks
12-22-2011  •  www.antiwar.com 
Nearly all the Republican presidential candidates are showing their muscles, supporting the war on terror and a robust military while also vowing to do whatever it takes to disarm Iran.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Let’s put the bad news in context Opinion  •  American History
Let’s put the bad news in context
12-22-2011
Menckens Ghost
   You need a break from today’s bad news. Please join me for a quick look at how things were a century ago in the nation and how they are today relative to other countries.
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Letter Re: Advice on Sleeping Bags News Link  •  Outdoor Survival
Letter Re: Advice on Sleeping Bags
12-22-2011  •  www.survivalblog.com 
My personal ideal sleeping setup consists of a hot weather and cold weather system, with both using a common sleeping bag as the base system. While I know some people don’t care for them, I have never found a better base sleeping bag system than the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around News Link  •  Economy - International
If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around
12-22-2011  •  The Economic Collapse 
Unfortunately, global financial markets were not terribly impressed with this move by the ECB. European bond yields actually rose and the euro just kept on falling.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
U.S. exporters brace for cutbacks in European bank lending News Link  •  Economy - International
U.S. exporters brace for cutbacks in European bank lending
12-22-2011  •  Washington Post 
The European Central Bank’s decision Wednesday to offer loan help to the region’s financial institutions was closely watched by U.S. companies, which have extensive ties to troubled European markets.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Gallup Poll: Government Threat Growing in Minds of Americans News Link  •  Police State
Gallup Poll: Government Threat Growing in Minds of Americans
12-22-2011  •  www.thenewamerican.com 
According to the latest Gallup poll, 64 percent of Americans surveyed at the beginning of December said the biggest threat that would face the nation in the future would be government " a jump of 11 percentage points from the beginning of the Obama y  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Feature Article  •  Philosophy: Libertarianism
"Not Yours To Give" Davy Crockett on The Role Of Government
Andrew Strmic
   "I was one day in the lobby of the House of Representatives when a bill was taken up appropriating money for the benefit of a widow of a distinguished naval officer. It seemed to be that everybody favored it. The Speaker was just about to put the que
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Advice for Caucus Goers Feature Article  •  Voting and Elections
Advice for Caucus Goers
Brock Lorber
   There are two ballots. Only one counts. Don't get distracted.
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