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Date Sent: 2012-02-09
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Thursday, February 9, 2012 AM edition
 
States Negotiate $25 Billion Deal for Homeowners -- 30,000 Surveillance Drones Over US Next 10 Years

CIA's role in Iraq, Afghanistan likely to stay extensive -- Brazil Sues Twitter Over Speed Trap, Roadblock Tweets -- Corporatism Is Not the Free Market -- FBI sees rising threat from ‘sovereign citizen’ movement -- Iraq wants to limit private security contractors -- Catholic cardinal withdraws apology for covering up sex abuse -- Tennessee police ignore pot at state official’s home -- Gunman with grudge against Middletown mayor shot to death while storming City Court -- Dependency Index Surges 23% Under President Obama -- How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents -- Vote Moves Washington State Closer to Gay Marriage -- NGO workers could face 5 years in prison, Egyptian judges say -- Ex-Marine sentenced to death in Iran needs U.S. intervention, lawyer pleads -- Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity -- Iran's Arsenal Of Sunburn Missiles Is More Than Enough To Close The Strait -- Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution -- Self-government doesn’t work for either children or adults -- US Begins Review of Military Options in Syria -- Depression USA: Amazing 1.2 million drop out of labor force in one month -- A Plan to Organize America to Restore the Constitution - Live Webinar Sun. Feb 12 -- A New Reason Gold Stocks Will Soar

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States Negotiate $25 Billion Deal for Homeowners News Link  •  Housing
States Negotiate $25 Billion Deal for Homeowners
02-08-2012  •  New York Times 
After months of painstaking talks, the nation’s biggest banks have agreed to a $25 billion settlement that could provide relief to more than two million current and former American homeowners harmed by the bursting of the housing bubble, state and fe  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bill Clears Path For 30,000 Surveillance Drones Over US In Next Ten Years News Link  •  Surveillance
Bill Clears Path For 30,000 Surveillance Drones Over US In Next Ten Years
02-08-2012  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
Critics warn military industrial complex pushing US “willy-nilly toward an era of aerial surveillance”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
CIA's role in Iraq, Afghanistan likely to stay extensive News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
CIA's role in Iraq, Afghanistan likely to stay extensive
02-08-2012  •  Washington Post 
The CIA is expected to maintain a large clandestine presence in Iraq and Afghanistan long after the departure of conventional U.S. troops as part of a plan by the Obama administration to rely on a spies and Special Operations forces to protect U.S. i  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Brazil Sues Twitter Over Speed Trap, Roadblock Tweets News Link  •  Camera Fraud
Brazil Sues Twitter Over Speed Trap, Roadblock Tweets
02-08-2012  •  Mashable 
In what may be the first test of Twitter‘s new international censorship strategy, Brazil is suing the company over tweets that warn drivers of police roadblocks and speed traps. The suit is also going after users who compose the tweets. Brazil’s g  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Corporatism Is Not the Free Market News Link  •  Philosophy: Fascism
Corporatism Is Not the Free Market
02-08-2012  •  Reason magazine 
When a front-running presidential contender tells the country that thanks to Barack Obama, “[w]e are only inches away from ceasing to be a free market economy,” one is left scratching one’s head. How refreshing it is, then, to hear a prominent establ  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
FBI sees rising threat from ‘sovereign citizen’ movement News Link  •  Police State
FBI sees rising threat from ‘sovereign citizen’ movement
02-08-2012  •  Rawstory 
Followers of “sovereign citizen” ideologies reject all government authority, refusing to pay taxes, not recognizing US currency, and sometimes engaging in acts of violence, FBI officials told reporters on Monday. “They could be lone wolves, too,”   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Iraq wants to limit private security contractors News Link  •  Iraq
Iraq wants to limit private security contractors
02-08-2012  •  Rawstory 
Iraq deeply mistrusts private security companies and wants to limit their operations here, officials say, while the contractors themselves have faced bureaucratic delays and detentions. This mistrust stems from perceived arrogant behaviour by empl  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Catholic cardinal withdraws apology for covering up sex abuse News Link  •  Religion: Believers
Catholic cardinal withdraws apology for covering up sex abuse
02-08-2012  •  Rawstory 
In an interview this week with Connecticut Magazine, Cardinal Edward Egan, withdrew his 2002 apology for the Church’s handling of the sex-abuse scandal, which was once read in all New York parishes. A decade after that letter, the former archbisho  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Tennessee police ignore pot at state official’s home News Link  •  Drug War
Tennessee police ignore pot at state official’s home
02-08-2012  •  Rawstory 
Authorities in Tennessee are being accused of a coverup after marijuana was found at the house of a state official. Tennessee police reportedly found marijuana in plain view when they entered the home of Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Directo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Gunman with grudge against Middletown mayor shot to death while storming City Court News Link  •  Revolutions, Rebellions & Uprisings
Gunman with grudge against Middletown mayor shot to death while storming City Court
02-08-2012  • 
A Middletown man armed with a shotgun and a long-standing grudge against the mayor was shot to death by court officers Wednesday morning as he stormed into Middletown City Court. Tim Mulqueen, 43, of 14 Liberty St., died of his wounds at Orange Re  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Dependency Index Surges 23% Under President Obama News Link  •  Welfare: Social
Dependency Index Surges 23% Under President Obama
02-08-2012  • 
The American public's dependence on the federal government shot up 23% in just two years under President Obama, with 67 million now relying on some federal program, according to a newly released study by the Heritage Foundation.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents. News Link  •  WAR: About that War
How to Start a War: The American Use of War Pretext Incidents.
02-08-2012  • 
Richard Sanders prior to the onslaught of the Iraq war, carefully documents the History of War Pretext Incidents. Is the Pentagon seeking to trigger military confrontation in the Persian Gulf with a view to providing a pretext and a justification to   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Vote Moves Washington State Closer to Gay Marriage News Link  •  Marriage
Vote Moves Washington State Closer to Gay Marriage
02-08-2012  •  New York Times 
Washington was poised Wednesday to become the seventh state to allow same-sex couples to marry after the State House gave final passage to such a bill. Gov. Christine Gregoire promised to sign it.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NGO workers could face 5 years in prison, Egyptian judges say News Link  •  World News
NGO workers could face 5 years in prison, Egyptian judges say
02-08-2012  •  Washington Post 
Egypt’s prime minister said Wednesday that the government would not drop a criminal probe into U.S.-funded pro-democracy organizations, and officials said the Egyptians and Americans charged in the case could face up to five years in prison.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ex-Marine sentenced to death in Iran needs U.S. intervention, lawyer pleads News Link  •  Iran
Ex-Marine sentenced to death in Iran needs U.S. intervention, lawyer pleads
02-08-2012  •  Washington Post 
A former U.S. Marine sentenced to death in Iran for allegedly spying for the CIA could be saved if the Obama administration would consider a prisoner swap, his Iranian attorney said Wednesday. Amir Mirzaei Hekmati, 28, who was sentenced in January  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity News Link  •  Food Recipes - Long Term Storage Foods
Feds Label Bulk Buying of Food a Potential Terrorist Activity
02-08-2012  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
As part of its effort to encourage business owners to spy on their customers, the FBI has labeled the bulk purchase of food as a potential indication of terrorist activity, despite the fact that FEMA itself last year purchased $1 billion dollars wort  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Iran's Arsenal Of Sunburn Missiles Is More Than Enough To Close The Strait News Link  •  Iran
Iran's Arsenal Of Sunburn Missiles Is More Than Enough To Close The Strait
02-08-2012  •  www.businessinsider.com 
Any good armchair general with a good search engine and time on their hands can figure out in a hurry that the song and dance about Iran being unable to close the Strait if Hormuz for long is just a plain crock.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution News Link  •  Constitution
Globalist Campaign Calls for Abolishment of Constitution
02-08-2012  •  www.prisonplanet.com 
The global elite will not rest until they have revoked the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. Over the last few years, they have engaged in a concerted attack on our founding documents and time-honored ideals.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Self-government doesn’t work for either children or adults Opinion  •  Economy - Economics USA
Self-government doesn’t work for either children or adults
02-08-2012
Menckens Ghost
   The following graph is from the Grandfather Economic Report, which has been published for many years by Michael Hodges, who deserves national acclaim for his efforts in trying to warn his fellow Americans that their 100-year spending spree was going
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Gross misinformation by Newsweek on immigration
Opinion  •  Politics: General Activism
CONNECTING THE DOTS
Gross misinformation by Newsweek on immigration
02-08-2012
Frosty Wooldridge
   Symmes said, “Most studies calculate that illegal immigration boosts the American economy.” What a bald faced lie! Alabama created its H.B. 56 to stop its financial bleeding. California stands $24 billion nostril-deep in debt.
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US Begins Review of Military Options in Syria News Link  •  WAR: About that War
US Begins Review of Military Options in Syria
02-08-2012  •  news.antiwar.com 
The Pentagon and U.S. Central Command have begun a preliminary review of U.S. military options against the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, as violence throughout the country continues to escalate.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ernest Hancock
Today on LewRockwell.com - Weds. 02-08-2012 News Link  •  WAR: About that War
Today on LewRockwell.com - Weds. 02-08-2012
02-08-2012  •  LewRockwell.com 
Bring Down the NWO - Secret Police Killing and Cover-Up Jesse Trentadue talks to Lew Rockwell about the federal torture-murder of his brother, Kenneth, and the Oklahoma City bombing - Who Wants War With Peaceful Iran?, by Pat Buchanan  Read Full Story
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Depression USA: Amazing 1.2 million drop out of labor force in one month News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Depression USA: Amazing 1.2 million drop out of labor force in one month
02-08-2012  •  Terrence Aym 
A stunning statistic buried within the numbers crunched out by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reveals that for the first time in history America's labor force has lost an incredible 1.2 million people in one month. This and other cold, ha  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Terrence Aym
A Plan to Organize America to Restore the Constitution - Live Webinar Sun. Feb 12 Feature Article  •  Constitution
A Plan to Organize America to Restore the Constitution - Live Webinar Sun. Feb 12
Bob Schulz
   Give us an hour of your time to learn about the **non-political** plan to permanently organize We The People across America to hold government accountable and restore our Constitution. Tell a friend. See our new organizing Tools and the Plan.
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A New Reason Gold Stocks Will Soar Feature Article  •  Casey Research Articles
A New Reason Gold Stocks Will Soar
Jeff Clark
   But I think there's another reason why gold stocks will soar " one that hasn't dawned on many in the industry yet.
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Obama’s Super-Bowl Fumble on Iran Opinion  •  Iran
Ray McGovern: My Take
Obama’s Super-Bowl Fumble on Iran
02-07-2012
Ray McGovern
   In a televised interview before the Super Bowl, President Obama had the chance to send a clear signal to Israel not to launch a preemptive war against Iran but instead offered ambiguous remarks that Israeli hard-liners might read as a partial green l
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Prosecutors Won’t Charge Police Commissioner’s Son in Rape Accusation News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Prosecutors Won’t Charge Police Commissioner’s Son in Rape Accusation
02-07-2012  •  New York Times 
Manhattan prosecutors have decided not to file rape charges against a son of Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly after a two-week investigation of a woman’s accusation that he had attacked her inside the Lower Manhattan law office where she worked,   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Anonymous says it will leak giant cache of Iraq war e-mails News Link  •  Anonymous
Anonymous says it will leak giant cache of Iraq war e-mails
02-07-2012  •  www.washingtonpost.com 
Early Friday, the FBI said that hackers from the well-known collective had intercepted and released a confidential conference call between the FBI and Scotland Yard.  Read Full Story
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The Horrors of Getting Approval for an Ice Cream Parlour in San Francisco News Link  •  Government
The Horrors of Getting Approval for an Ice Cream Parlour in San Francisco
02-07-2012  •  www.athousandnations.com 
The tragedy of the anti-commons is a useful concept for understanding a prevalent type of government failure in both poor and rich countries"excessive permit and licensing requirements.  Read Full Story
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CIA Claims Release of its History of the Bay of Pigs Debacle Would “Confuse the Public.” News Link  •  American History
CIA Claims Release of its History of the Bay of Pigs Debacle Would “Confuse the Public.”
02-07-2012  •  www.nsaarchive.wordpress.com 
Late last year, the Central Intelligence Agency explained to Judge Kessler of the US District Court in Washington DC that releasing the final volume of its three-decade-old history of the 1961 Bay of Pigs debacle would “confuse the public,” and shoul  Read Full Story
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The New Student Libertarian Movement News Link  •  Philosophy: Libertarianism
The New Student Libertarian Movement
02-07-2012  •  www.bleedingheartlibertarians.com 
Perhaps they’re not as salient to those of you who don’t spend your days on college campuses, but Students for Liberty is pretty freakin’ amazing.  Read Full Story
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The AGs Must Not Settle News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
The AGs Must Not Settle
02-07-2012  •  arclein 
A foreclosure settlement between five major banks guilty of “robo-signing” and the attorneys general of the 50 states is pending for Monday, February 6th; but it is still not clear if all the AGs will sign. California was to get over half of the $25   Read Full Story
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Arizona State University unblocks Change.org after outcry News Link  •  Education: Government Schools
Arizona State University unblocks Change.org after outcry
02-06-2012  •  Rawstory 
Arizona State University announced Saturday that it would no longer block the popular online petition website Change.org after receiving a flood of complaints from students and others. “The university acknowledges and understands the expression of  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Red-light cameras boost coffers, rile drivers News Link  •  Camera Fraud
Red-light cameras boost coffers, rile drivers
02-06-2012  •  San Francisco Chronicle 
Anyone in California snapped violating a red light pays a fine of $480, and according to the traffic-watch site TheNewspaper.com, no other jurisdiction anywhere has a tab that high. The second-highest fine in the United States is $250, and it is usua  Read Full Story
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U.S. drones targeting rescuers and mourners News Link  •  Afghanistan
U.S. drones targeting rescuers and mourners
02-06-2012  •  by Glenn Greenwald (Salon) 
The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals. Just days after President Obama claimed that the drone campaign in Pakistan was a “targeted, focused effort” that “ha  Read Full Story
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