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Date Sent: 2011-12-31
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Friday, December 30, 2011 PM edition
 
Tweeting the Word 'Drill' Could Mean Your Twitter Account Is Read by U.S. Government Spies

Michelle Branch Also Supports Republican Ron Paul -- Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa -- More Rival Staffers Join Ron Paul Campaign -- Chris Matthews Attempts To Destroy Ron Paul’s Campaign -- Petraeus urged to quit over Obama drawdown in Afghanistan -- How the Interventionists Stole the American Right --  ICE launches hotline for busted immigrants -- Obama administration secretly preparing options for aiding the Syrian opposition -- Alert raised around Alaska volcano after likely 'single explosion' -- The NDAA Repeals More of Our Rights - by Ron Paul -- DHS takes counterterrorism to the NHL -- Despite GOP opposition, light bulb standards will phase in on Jan. 1 -- Court Revives NSA Dragnet Surveillance Case -- ‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’

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Tweeting the Word 'Drill' Could Mean Your Twitter Account Is Read by U.S. Government Spies News Link  •  Homeland Security
Tweeting the Word 'Drill' Could Mean Your Twitter Account Is Read by U.S. Government Spies
12-30-2011  •  www.lewrockwell.com/Rob Waugh 
The Department of Homeland Security makes fake Twitter and Facebook profiles for the specific purpose of scanning the networks for 'sensitive' words " and tracking people who use them.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Michelle Branch Also Supports Republican Ron Paul News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Michelle Branch Also Supports Republican Ron Paul
12-30-2011  •  www.starplus.com 
Just hours after Kelly Clarkson unofficially endorsed Paul as the 2012 Republican presidential candidate in a tweet on Wednesday night, Branch followed suit.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Kelly Clarkson Loses Some Fans Over Her Endorsement of Ron Paul News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Kelly Clarkson Loses Some Fans Over Her Endorsement of Ron Paul
12-30-2011  •  www.foxnews.com 
Many of Clarkson’s Twitter followers immediately demanded that she retract her statement, but so far she’s refused.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
We got their attention. News Link  •  Politics: Libertarian Campaigns
We got their attention.
12-30-2011  •  www.garyjohnson2012.com 
Since announcing my decision yesterday to seek the Libertarian Party nomination for president, our campaign has been featured on CNN, Fox, CBS, MSNBC, and, according to one media monitoring service, more than 200 other television newscasts across the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Perfect Frank Feature Article  •  Humor
Perfect Frank
Donna Hancock
   A man walks out to the street and catches a taxi just going by. He gets into the taxi, and the cabbie says, "Perfect timing. You're just like Frank."
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Ron Paul Is The Only Presidential Candidate Who Gets It Opinion  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Food For Thought
Ron Paul Is The Only Presidential Candidate Who Gets It
12-30-2011
Chuck Baldwin
   The recent passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and the reaction--or better, lack of reaction--by the GOP's Presidential candidates is a perfect example of how it will not matter to a Tinker's Dam which Republican candidate wins
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GoDaddy bows to boycott, now 'opposes' SOPA copyright bill News Link  •  Internet
GoDaddy bows to boycott, now 'opposes' SOPA copyright bill
12-30-2011  •  www.cnet.com 
GoDaddy, the domain register targeted by online activists in response to its enthusiasm for a pair of Hollywood-backed copyright bills, has finally denounced the legislation in response to a boycott scheduled for today.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa
12-30-2011  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
The establishment media is losing its power to sabotage the march of liberty  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
More Rival Staffers Join Ron Paul Campaign News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
More Rival Staffers Join Ron Paul Campaign
12-30-2011  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
Concord Patch reports that five former New Hampshire staffers of former Governor of New Mexico Gary Johnson announced Friday that they are now endorsing Ron Paul for president.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Chris Matthews Attempts To Destroy Ron Paul’s Campaign News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Chris Matthews Attempts To Destroy Ron Paul’s Campaign
12-30-2011  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
Last night MSNBC host Chris Matthews spent a large portion of his Hardball program attempting to destroy Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Russia Rising: The Blogger Who Is Putin's Greatest Challenger
News Link  •  Activism
Russia Rising: The Blogger Who Is Putin's Greatest Challenger
12-30-2011  •  www.time.com 
Well past midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 21, a few dozen Russian activists gathered outside a jail in the south of Moscow to await the release of Alexei Navalny, the blogger at the forefront of Russia's opposition movement.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Petraeus urged to quit over Obama drawdown in Afghanistan News Link  •  Afghanistan
Petraeus urged to quit over Obama drawdown in Afghanistan
12-30-2011  •  www.usatoday.com 
A new book says friends encouraged Gen. David Petraeus to resign over President Obama's decision to quickly withdraw U.S. forces from Afghanistan.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Was It Worth It? News Link  •  Iraq
Was It Worth It?
12-30-2011  •  www.lewrockwell.com/Laurence Vance 
Would you sacrifice your firstborn son to establish a democracy in country that had a dictatorship? How about giving up your son to effect a regime change? What about exchanging your son to end the oppression of minorities?   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
The Next Step News Link  •  American History
The Next Step
12-30-2011  •  www.lewrockwell.com/Eric Peters 
An awakening is taking place. Millions of people are wising up to the fraud that is contained in the sentence, “consent of the governed.” Are learning to reflexively cringe for their soon-to-shorn freedoms whenever a politician utters the word.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
How the Interventionists Stole the American Right News Link  •  Philosophy: Conservatism
How the Interventionists Stole the American Right
12-30-2011  •  www.lewrockwell.com/Ryan McMaken 
Thanks to Ron Paul, the Conservative movement is having an identity crisis. The old guard of the Conservative movement, which also happens to be the Republican Party establishment, still clings to the old creation myth of the Conservative movement.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
40 Hard Questions That the American People Should Be Asking Right Now News Link  •  MEDIA (MainStreamMedia - aka MSM)
40 Hard Questions That the American People Should Be Asking Right Now
12-30-2011  •  www.lewrockwell.com 
If you spend much time watching the mainstream news, then you know how incredibly vapid it can be. It is amazing how they can spend so much time saying next to nothing. There seems to be a huge reluctance to tackle the tough issues and the hard quest  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
ICE launches hotline for busted immigrants News Link  •  Immigration
ICE launches hotline for busted immigrants
12-30-2011  •  www.politico.com 
As states across the nation ramp up their efforts to catch illegal immigrants, the Obama administration on Thursday launched a new free hotline for people busted on violations to get help.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Obama administration secretly preparing options for aiding the Syrian opposition News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama administration secretly preparing options for aiding the Syrian opposition
12-30-2011  •  www.thecable.foreignpolicy.com 
As the violence in Syria spirals out of control, top officials in President Barack Obama's administration are quietly preparing options for how to assist the Syrian opposition, including gaming out the unlikely option of setting up a no-fly zone in S  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Apple in race to keep ahead in 2012 News Link  •  Technology: Software
Apple in race to keep ahead in 2012
12-30-2011  •  www.ft.com 
Apple is facing mounting challenges in 2012 to refresh key product lines in the face of rising competition after a year marked by record profits but also the death of its founder Steve Jobs and less dramatic design innovation.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Alert raised around Alaska volcano after likely 'single explosion' News Link  •  Natural Disasters
Alert raised around Alaska volcano after likely 'single explosion'
12-30-2011  •  www.cnn.com 
A heightened state of alert has been issued for a remote Alaskan volcano after the detection of a drifting ash cloud, the result of what's believed to have been a lone explosion.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
The NDAA Repeals More of Our Rights - by Ron Paul Feature Article  •  Bill of Rights
The NDAA Repeals More of Our Rights - by Ron Paul
Powell Gammill
   No more can we truly feel secure in our persons, houses, papers, and effects when now there is an exception that fits nearly any excuse for our government to search and seize our property. The vast majority of Americans may say “I’m not a terrorist,
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DHS takes counterterrorism to the NHL News Link  •  Homeland Security
DHS takes counterterrorism to the NHL
12-30-2011  •  washingtonexaminer.com 
Saying that "hometown security is the key to homeland security," Napolitano explained that the DHS public service announcement will debut next week during a hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Rangers.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
A Call for Peace: Say NO to America's Military Adventures News Link  •  WAR: About that War
A Call for Peace: Say NO to America's Military Adventures
12-29-2011  •  Michael Carmichael, Global Research 
We are the most warlike nation. Over the past decade, our nation has prosecuted wars in the Middle East. A war of vengeance against Afghanistan. A war of cupidity against Iraq. Both wars have gone badly for America. While the final combat forces depa  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Leon Felkins
Las Vegas expects a record crowd for New Year's Eve News Link  •  Entertainment: Night Life - Night Clubs
Las Vegas expects a record crowd for New Year's Eve
12-30-2011  •  www.usatoday.com 
Las Vegas is dealing a full house this weekend at what could be its biggest-ever New Year's Eve bash.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Hormuz Blockade: Not as Easy as Iran May Think News Link  •  Iran
Hormuz Blockade: Not as Easy as Iran May Think
12-30-2011  •  www.cnbc.com 
Iran's navy does not have the size for a sustained physical blockade of the Strait, but does have mine-laying and missile capability to wreak some havoc, analysts said.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
China push to put astronaut on the moon News Link  •  China
China push to put astronaut on the moon
12-30-2011  •  www.ft.com 
China has declared its intention to land an astronaut on the moon, in the first official confirmation of its aim to go where Americans last set foot nearly 40 years ago.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Hungary poised to widen rift with west News Link  •  World News
Hungary poised to widen rift with west
12-30-2011  •  www.ft.com 
Hungary is poised to drive another wedge into a rift with the European Union and international lenders when its parliament on Friday passes a controversial law limiting the independence of the country’s central bank.  Read Full Story
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Despite GOP opposition, light bulb standards will phase in on Jan. 1 News Link  •  Environment
Despite GOP opposition, light bulb standards will phase in on Jan. 1
12-30-2011  •  www.thehill.com 
New light bulb efficiency standards will begin phasing in on Jan. 1 despite intense opposition from conservatives, who have blasted the rules as a textbook unnecessary federal regulation.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Apple Patent Describes New Type of Face-Recognition Tech News Link  •  Techno Gadgets
Apple Patent Describes New Type of Face-Recognition Tech
12-30-2011  •  www.wired.com 
Swipe to unlock could be a thing of the past for next-gen iOS devices. Like current Galaxy Nexus users, iOS users could soon be using facial recognition technology to lock or unlock their iDevices.  Read Full Story
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Court Revives NSA Dragnet Surveillance Case News Link  •  Privacy Rights
Court Revives NSA Dragnet Surveillance Case
12-30-2011  •  www.wired.com 
A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a closely watched lawsuit accusing the federal government of working with the nation’s largest telecommunication companies to illegally funnel Americans’ electronic communications to the National Securit  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Israel v. Palestine in 2012 Feature Article  •  Israel - Palestine
Israel v. Palestine in 2012
Stephen Lendman
   Israeli state terror to continue
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Saudi Arabian State Terror Feature Article  •  Police State
Saudi Arabian State Terror
Stephen Lendman
   Despotism in Saudi Arabia
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Skull Study Provides Headache News Link  •  Archaeology
Skull Study Provides Headache
12-30-2011  •  arclein 
he Barcelona team made measurements of the skulls and collected genealogical data from the church's records of births, marriages and deaths, allowing them to investigate the inheritance of skull shape.   Read Full Story
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Mayan Ruins in North Georgia News Link  •  Archaeology
Mayan Ruins in North Georgia
12-30-2011  •  arclein 
hen evidence began to turn up of Mayan connections to the Georgia site, South African archeologist Johannes Loubser brought teams to the site who took soil samples and analyzed pottery shards which dated the site and indicated that it had been inhabi  Read Full Story
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Breath Sensor For Lung Cancer News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
Breath Sensor For Lung Cancer
12-30-2011  •  arclein 
is not a single specific component in the exhaled breath capable of acting as a marker for the diagnosis of lung cancer. A range of biomarkers and its combination should be selected. The compounds of interest are generally to be found at 1-20 parts p  Read Full Story
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Shroud of Turin is Real News Link  •  Archaeology
Shroud of Turin is Real
12-30-2011  •  arclein 
cientist tried to duplicate the Shroud of Turin but could only come near to duplicating it by using a “short and intense burst of UV directional radiation.” This fact indicates the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin because there was no UV technolog  Read Full Story
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‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’ News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’
12-29-2011  •  Stephen C. Webster via The RawStory.com 
As part of their promise to “go big,” protesters with the 99 Percent movement have been interrupting campaign-related events all over Iowa in the week leading up to the nation’s first major presidential candidate selection contest.  Read Full Story
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U.S. sends ‘strong message’ with Saudi fighter deal News Link  •  World News
U.S. sends ‘strong message’ with Saudi fighter deal
12-29-2011  •  The RawStory.com 
The United States announced Thursday the signing of a $30 billion arms deal to provide Saudi Arabia with 84 new fighter jets, a move it said sent a “strong message” to the Gulf region.  Read Full Story
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Holiday tourists overwhelm top Florida theme parks News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Holiday tourists overwhelm top Florida theme parks
12-29-2011  •  The RawStory.com 
Free-spending US tourists shrugged off economic worries to overwhelm Disney World and other top Florida theme parks this week, forcing them to temporarily shut the gates, local officials said Thursday.  Read Full Story
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r3VOLution Boots On The Ground in New Hampshire News Link  •  Events: America
r3VOLution Boots On The Ground in New Hampshire
12-29-2011  •  Ron Paul 
THIS IS IT! Everything we've been working for will come down to New Hampshire. We need all the people we can get to come to New Hampshire and help campaign for Ron Paul. We'll also be throwing a huge debate watch party which will include great speake  Read Full Story
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Arizona Humane Society in crisis mode after killing kitten News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
Arizona Humane Society in crisis mode after killing kitten
12-29-2011  •  AP 
Animal lovers threatened to pull donations to an animal rescue group and the public flooded the agency with scathing comments and calls after a man’s cat was euthanized when he couldn’t afford its medical care, prompting the Arizona Humane Society to  Read Full Story
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Conservatives and liberals in bed with public ed

 Opinion  •  Education: Government Schools
Conservatives and liberals in bed with public ed
12-29-2011
Menckens Ghost
   Public education makes strange bedfellows. It also makes strange intellectual inconsistencies.
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FBI Confiscates OKC Bombing Footage News Link  •  Corruption
FBI Confiscates OKC Bombing Footage
12-29-2011  •  Prison Planet - Alex Jones 
Aaron Dykes Interviews Col. Craig Roberts about what really happened on the day of okc bombing, and how the FBI confiscated all video footage of that days event, and still refuse to this day, to turn over this key evidence.  Read Full Story
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Jay Snelson, RIP News Link  •  Death
Jay Snelson, RIP
12-28-2011  •  Lew Rockwell blog 
Jay spent half a century lecturing on human liberty.and was awarded the Sovereign Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Libertopia conference/festival in Hollywood, California for outstanding work in promoting the ideals of sovereign individuality an  Read Full Story
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