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Date Sent: 2012-02-16
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Thursday, February 16, 2012 AM edition
 
Food police reject preschooler's homemade lunch... in favor of chicken nuggets

Ron Paul Supporter Arrested at AZ Romney Rally Interviewed -- FBI Purges Hundreds of Terrorism Documents in Islamophobia Probe -- Ron Paul is the Choice of the Troops! March on the White House - Monday Feb 20 -- Obama Pushes Global Minimum Tax in Milwaukee -- Prepper Declared “Mentally Defective,” Put On FBI List -- Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Dropped From Cybersecurity Bill -- Waldo County GOP Calls for Censure of State Chairman -- Monsanto Attacks Farmers for ‘FREAK-TECH’ Corn: Infowars Nightly News -- Federal funds flow to clean-energy firms with Obama administration ties -- Washington Times "Planet Paul" -- Hundreds killed in fire at prison in Honduras -- China Reduces Holdings of U.S. Treasuries to Lowest Level Since June 2010 -- Can Obama avert war with Iran? -- Wired Opinion: Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake -- Obama Requests Higher Foreign Aid for 2013 -- Six US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain Protest -- IMF's Disastrous Neo-Keynesianism Is 'Groovy Idea,' Says TNR -- Republicans, Democrats seal rare deal on taxes. -- Amish farmer targeted by FDA raids shuts down raw milk business -- Doug Casey: Is a US-Iran War Inevitable? -- Why Did Petraeus Fire the Auditor Charged with Stopping Flow of Pentagon Funds to Taliban? -- SYRIA: NATO's Next "Humanitarian" War? -- Ron Paul Responds to Obama Administration’s ‘Global Tax’ -- Farmer ordered to stop interstate sales of raw milk -- See for Yourself: The Pentagon’s $51 Billion ‘Black’ Budget -- Rick Santorum Benefactor Says If Help Is Needed He Will Be There -- Seattle Arrest Questions Cops' Use of Dash Cams -- Flights by U.S. airlines hit 10-year low -- Energy Conversion Devices files for bankruptcy as solar energy lags

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Food police reject preschooler's homemade lunch... in favour of chicken nuggets News Link  •  Surveillance
Food police reject preschooler's homemade lunch... in favour of chicken nuggets
02-15-2012  •  www.dailymail.co.uk 
'What got me so mad is, number one, don’t tell my kid I’m not packing her lunch box properly,' the mother from North Carolina, who wished to remain anonymous, told a local newspaper.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Obama proposes bringing jobs home from overseas. Would his plan work? News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama proposes bringing jobs home from overseas. Would his plan work?
02-15-2012  •  By Mark Trumbull 
President Obama used a Milwaukee factory Wednesday as the venue to amplify his call for the US to create more manufacturing jobs " including by enticing companies to move jobs back to the US from overseas.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Amnesty International report brands Libya's militias 'out of control' News Link  •  Libya
Amnesty International report brands Libya's militias 'out of control'
02-15-2012  •  By Dan Murphy 
Six months since the Libyan civil war ended in Muammar Qaddadi's death, a new report from Amnesty International says hundreds of militias remain active in the country, extorting money and killing their enemies.  Read Full Story
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Ice caps not shrinking as much as once thought, new data show News Link  •  Environment
Ice caps not shrinking as much as once thought, new data show
02-15-2012  •  By Pete Spotts 
Mountain glaciers and ice caps around the globe collectively lost 148 billion tons of ice a year, according to new satellite measurements. The rate is 30 percent lower than scientists thought.  Read Full Story
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Ron Paul Supporter Arrested at AZ Romney Rally Interviewed News Link  •  Activism
Ron Paul Supporter Arrested at AZ Romney Rally Interviewed
02-15-2012  •  My Videocamera/Psychictaxi YouTube Channel 
Christiano Espinoza had the double fortune to be associated with both Ron Paul and the 'Dream Act Kids' when he was arrested at the Mitt Romney Rally in Mesa...  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
FBI Purges Hundreds of Terrorism Documents in Islamophobia Probe News Link  •  TERRORISM
FBI Purges Hundreds of Terrorism Documents in Islamophobia Probe
02-15-2012  •  By Spencer Ackerman  
Danger Room What's Next in National Security Previous post Next post FBI Purges Hundreds of Terrorism Documents in Islamophobia Probe 24 inShare. By Spencer Ackerman Email Author February 15, 2012 | 6:30 am | Categories: Crime and Homeland Secu  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Air Force Buys Fewer Drones News Link  •  Military
Air Force Buys Fewer Drones " But Ups Drone Flights
02-15-2012  •  By Spencer Ackerman  
One of the problems with the Air Force’s drone fleet? There aren’t enough humans to operate the flying robots. And it’s contributing to a surprising Air Force decision to buy fewer drones " even as its own budget plan calls for the robots to get much  Read Full Story
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Food Project Proposes Matrix-Style Vertical Chicken Farms News Link  •  Food
Food Project Proposes Matrix-Style Vertical Chicken Farms
02-15-2012  •  By Olivia Solon  
Architecture student André Ford has proposed a new system for the mass production of chickens that removes the birds’ cerebral cortex so that they don’t experience the horrors of being packed together tightly in vertical farms.  Read Full Story
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Apple Says Grabbing Address Book Data Is an iOS Policy Violation News Link  •  Techno Gadgets
Apple Says Grabbing Address Book Data Is an iOS Policy Violation
02-15-2012  •  By Christina Bonnington 
Last week it came to light that Path, a social media app for iOS, was storing user address-book data without first requesting permission. Today, Apple announced the app’s actions were against policy.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Reality Check: GOP Scrambles Under Allegations of Rampant Election Fraud In Maine Caucus News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Reality Check: GOP Scrambles Under Allegations of Rampant Election Fraud In Maine Caucus
02-15-2012  •  Submitted by J-White on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 11:04 
The Latest Reality Check about Maine !! http://www.fox19.com/stor... http://youtu.be/pqsyzTrWS0g   Read Full Story
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What is a Fair Premium on Gold and Silver? News Link  •  Gold and Silver
What is a Fair Premium on Gold and Silver?
02-15-12  •  Gold Scams Exposed Blog 
When purchasing gold and silver bullion you are most likely motivated by the spot price, or market driven price, of your desired commodity. However, when it comes to purchasing your physical bullion there's a little thing called a "premium" that c  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Megan Duffield
Brent ends at 8-month high on supply risks News Link  •  World News
Brent ends at 8-month high on supply risks
02-15-2012  •  By Gene Ramos 
Brent oil settled at an eight-month high on Wednesday as fears of supply disruptions from Iran producers and Africa outweighed worries about the global economy.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Ron Paul is the Choice of the Troops! March on the White House - Monday Feb 20 News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Ron Paul is the Choice of the Troops! March on the White House - Monday Feb 20
02-15-2012  •  Submitted by truthhope on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 03:56 
We need to get the word out about the March on the White House organized by Veterans for Ron Paul. Here are a few sites with info on the march for all to share! Facebook Event Page Adam vs. the Man Vets for Ron Paul Don't forget the A  Read Full Story
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Apple falls, drags Wall Street lower News Link  •  Future Predictions
Apple falls, drags Wall Street lower
02-15-2012  •  By Chuck Mikolajczak 
Stocks fell on Wednesday for the third session in four, with market direction largely dictated by the swings in shares of Apple, the largest company in the world.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Abuse Of Power: Obama’s Recess Appointments And The Constitution News Link  •  Obama Administration
Abuse Of Power: Obama’s Recess Appointments And The Constitution
02-15-2012  •  JONATHAN TURLEY 
Below is today’s column, which concerns the subject upon which I will be testifying this morning before the full House Judiciary Committee: recess appointments.  Read Full Story
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Ron Paul Talks Gold, Fed Audit and the Economy on GoldSeek Radio News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Ron Paul Talks Gold, Fed Audit and the Economy on GoldSeek Radio
02-15-2012  •  Submitted by Michael Nystrom on Wed, 02/15/2012 -  
Andrew Jackson openly withdrew all the American Government U. S. Deposits from the National Bank, and went to the people to put lots of pressure on Congress to disallow its renewal charter (ending its existence). He literally ended the Bank. He a  Read Full Story
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Obama Pushes Global Minimum Tax in Milwaukee News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama Pushes Global Minimum Tax in Milwaukee
02-15-2012  •  By Daniel Halper 
Well today, in a speech the president is delivering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Obama announced the thrust of what amounts to a “global minimum tax”"even if he avoided using the controversial phrase.  Read Full Story
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Prepper Declared “Mentally Defective,” Put On FBI List News Link  •  Activism
Prepper Declared “Mentally Defective,” Put On FBI List
02-15-2012  •  Paul Joseph Watson 
Before featuring in National Geographic’s new show Doomsday Prepper, David Sarti visited his doctor complaining of chest pains, only to have the doctor later commit him to a psychiatric ward and alert authorities, before Sarti was declared “mentally   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Dropped From Cybersecurity Bill News Link  •  Internet
Internet ‘Kill Switch’ Dropped From Cybersecurity Bill
02-15-2012  •  Paul Joseph Watson 
The much feared Obama Internet ‘kill switch’ has been dropped from the latest incarnation of the cybersecurity bill which was introduced yesterday, but the White House still claims that it can intervene in the world wide web under the 1934 law that c  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
“So Long America”: Only Truthful Mainstream News Show Ends News Link  •  Media: Television
“So Long America”: Only Truthful Mainstream News Show Ends
02-15-2012  •  By Steve Watson 
Judge Andrew Napolitano signed off on Freedom Watch this week with a salute and a promise to keep “defending freedom" everyone’s freedom, whenever I can,”,   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Waldo County GOP Calls for Censure of State Chairman News Link  •  MEDIA BLOG REFERENCES
Waldo County GOP Calls for Censure of State Chairman
02-15-2012  •  Submitted by mickyg on Wed, 02/15/2012 - 12:46 
Controversy over the omission of local Republican caucus results from statewide tallies drew a larger-than-usual crowd to the regular meeting of Waldo County Republicans Feb. 14, a meeting which ended with a strong call to action.  Read Full Story
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Monsanto Attacks Farmers for ‘FREAK-TECH’ Corn: Infowars Nightly News News Link  •  Agriculture
Monsanto Attacks Farmers for ‘FREAK-TECH’ Corn: Infowars Nightly News
02-15-2012  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
Monsanto is attempting to counter-spin the poor PR its been deservedly receiving recently " by attacking US farmers who use its frankenstien agra products.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Attn: Idaho and Washington State... Ron Paul Visit TOMORROW! News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Attn: Idaho and Washington State... Ron Paul Visit TOMORROW!
02-15-2012  •  Submitted by Northstar Freedom on Wed, 02/15/2012  
February 16, 2012 Twin Falls, Idaho: Ron Paul at Twin Falls Town Hall Meeting Congressman Ron Paul will host a Twin Falls Town Hall Meeting at Twin Falls High School, Roper Auditorium, 1615 Filer Ave East, Twin Falls, ID on Thursday, February  Read Full Story
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Naming of Navy ships returns to tradition News Link  •  Military
Naming of Navy ships returns to tradition
02-15-2012  •  By Rowan Scarborough 
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, under fire from Congress and veterans for naming ships after fellow Democrats and social activists, plans to announce another round of ship names in the near future that will be more traditional, a Pentagon official tells Th  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Federal funds flow to clean-energy firms with Obama administration ties News Link  •  Obama Administration
Federal funds flow to clean-energy firms with Obama administration ties
02-15-2012  •  By Carol D. Leonnig and Joe Stephens 
Sanjay Wagle was a venture capitalist and Barack Obama fundraiser in 2008, rallying support through a group he headed known as Clean Tech for Obama.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Washington Times News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Washington Times "Planet Paul"
02-15-2012  •  Submitted by goldenstateband on Wed, 02/15/2012 -  
The Washington Times has put out an article featuring "Ron Paul is the Choice of The Troops" event this President's Day. "Paulites also favor music because, to them, Mr. Paul is a rogue rock star, even at age 76. Los Angeles-based band Goldenstat  Read Full Story
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Hundreds killed in fire at prison in Honduras News Link  •  World News
Hundreds killed in fire at prison in Honduras
02-15-2012  •  By FREDDY CUEVAS  
Trapped inmates screamed from their cells as a fire swept through a Honduran prison, killing at least 300 inmates, authorities said Wednesday.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
China Reduces Holdings of U.S. Treasuries to Lowest Level Since June 2010 News Link  •  China
China Reduces Holdings of U.S. Treasuries to Lowest Level Since June 2010
02-15-2012  •  By Cordell Eddings and Daniel Kruger - Feb 15, 201 
China, the largest foreign lender to the U.S., reduced its holdings of Treasuries in December to the least since June 2010 amid efforts to assist Europe in addressing its debt crisis.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Can Obama avert war with Iran? News Link  •  Iran
Can Obama avert war with Iran?
02-15-2012  •  By Gareth Porter  
President Barack Obama has finally begun in recent months to signal to Israel that the United States would not get involved in a war started by Binyamin Netanyahu without US approval.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Wired Opinion: Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake News Link  •  Internet
Wired Opinion: Cyberwar Is the New Yellowcake
02-15-2012  •  By Jerry Brito and Tate Watkins  
In last month’s State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to pass “legislation that will secure our country from the growing dangers of cyber threats.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Obama Requests Higher Foreign Aid for 2013 News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama Requests Higher Foreign Aid for 2013
02-15-2012  •  by Jim Lobe, February 15, 2012  
Despite strong pressure to reduce the yawning federal deficit, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for a slight increase in funding for the State Department and foreign aid next year.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Six US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain Protest News Link  •  Activism
Six US Citizens Arrested in Bahrain Protest
02-15-2012  •  by Jason Ditz, February 14, 2012  
The Bahraini regime has arrested six US citizens today during a protest march in the capital city of Manama. The protesters were with the group Witness Bahrain, a new organization founded to monitor human rights abuses in Bahrain.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
IMF's Disastrous Neo-Keynesianism Is 'Groovy Idea,' Says TNR News Link  •  Economy - International
IMF's Disastrous Neo-Keynesianism Is 'Groovy Idea,' Says TNR
02-15-2012  •  by Staff Report 
How the IMF Got Its Keynesian Groove Back ... Two events in recent years put the IMF back on the Keynesian track:  Read Full Story
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The Return of the Keyboard Warriors News Link  •  MEDIA BLOG REFERENCES
The Return of the Keyboard Warriors
02-15-2012  •  by Pepe Escobar Asia Times 
Be afraid. Be very afraid. The Return of the Keyboard Warriors " a prized Return of the Living Dead spin-off " is at hand. From Republican chicken hawks to public intellectuals, right-wing America is erupting in renewed neo-conservative revolt. The y  Read Full Story
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Krugman Promotes False 'Conservative' Meme News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Krugman Promotes False 'Conservative' Meme
02-15-2012  •  by Staff Report 
Severe Conservative Syndrome ... Mitt Romney has a gift for words " self-destructive words. On Friday he did it again, telling the Conservative Political Action Conference that he was a "severely conservative governor.  Read Full Story
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The Latest Obamacare Overreach News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
The Latest Obamacare Overreach
02-15-2012  •  By Ron Paul 
Ron Paul Many religious conservatives understandably are upset with the latest Obamacare mandate, which will require religious employers (including Catholic employers) to provide birth control to workers receiving healthcare benefits.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
The Illegals: Another Angle
News Link  •  Immigration
The Illegals: Another Angle
02-15-2012  •  by Fred Reed 
From many Americans, though from fewer who have any idea what they are talking about, you could get the idea that illegal immigrants are brown sludge, the lazy and shiftless, the least intelligent of their countries, those unable or unwilling to make  Read Full Story
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Ron Paul Wins Maine News Link  •  Voting: Vote Fraud
Ron Paul Wins Maine
02-14-2012  A voter advocacy group tallies votes from eye witnesses to the Maine caucus that results in Ron Paul winning with 43%, Mitt Romney 32%, Rick Sanatorium 19%, and Newt 5%.   Read Full Story
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Republicans, Democrats seal rare deal on taxes. News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
Republicans, Democrats seal rare deal on taxes.
02-15-2012  •  By Richard Cowan and Thomas Ferraro 
WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday reached a sweeping tax cut deal that provides a victory to Democrats and frees Republicans of an issue that threatened to stalk them to the November elections. "The deal is done," a top Re  Read Full Story
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Amish farmer targeted by FDA raids shuts down raw milk business News Link  •  Food
Amish farmer targeted by FDA raids shuts down raw milk business
02-15-2012  •  By James Eng, msnbc.com 
An Amish man who was targeted by federal officials for selling raw milk across state lines " and whose cause was championed by GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul " has shut down his dairy farm.  Read Full Story
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Doug Casey on Obama and the 2012 Election Feature Article  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Doug Casey on Obama and the 2012 Election
Doug Casey
   Well, as Clinton correctly said, "It's the economy, stupid." This is hands-down the determining factor in how most people will vote. Unfortunately, most people don't have a clue what actually makes for a strong economy.
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Treaties from hell Opinion  •  Obama Administration
Treaties from hell
02-15-2012
Becky Fenger
   Now that Dick Morris has switched sides from his days with President Bill Clinton, it would behoove us to listen to a warning he is issuing about a handful of treaties President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are negotiating, or
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Mali: U.S. Africa Command's New War? News Link  •  Africa: On the Map
Mali: U.S. Africa Command's New War?
02-15-2012  •  By Rick Rozoff 
The press wires are reporting on intensified fighting in Mali between the nation's military and ethnic Tuareg rebels of the Azawad National Liberation Movement in the north of the nation.  Read Full Story
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City of Phoenix Pension Fantasy Land News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
City of Phoenix Pension Fantasy Land
02-15-2012  •  Member Blog:Roy5815 Blog 
Today (14 Feb 2012) the City of Phoenix Pension Task Force made its report to the City Council. The fact that task force chairman Rick DeGraw never even mentioned a transition to 401k plans is only the most glaring example that they must live in some  Read Full Story
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Doug Casey: Is a US-Iran War Inevitable? Feature Article  •  Casey Research Articles
Doug Casey: Is a US-Iran War Inevitable?
Doug Casey
   US-Iranian saber-rattling or impending shoot-out?
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Egypt: The Army's Chess Match? News Link  •  World News
Egypt: The Army's Chess Match?
02-15-2012  •  By WILLIAM FISHER 
Tensions between long-standing allies Egypt and the US climbed to a new high this week as Egypt's ruling generals arrested 43 employees of the country's non-profit non-governmental human rights organizations -- including several from the US.  Read Full Story
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Obama's Human Rights Insouciance News Link  •  Obama Administration
Obama's Human Rights Insouciance
02-15-2012  •  Paul Craig Roberts 
According to news reports Obama's White House meeting on Valentine's day with China's Vice President, Xi Jinping, provided an opportunity for Obama to raise "a sensitive human rights issue with the Chinese leader-in-waiting." The brave and forthright  Read Full Story
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Why Did Petraeus Fire the Auditor Charged with Stopping Flow of Pentagon Funds to Taliban? News Link  •  Military
Why Did Petraeus Fire the Auditor Charged with Stopping Flow of Pentagon Funds to Taliban?
02-15-2012  •  By Ralph Lopez 
Major source of funding for the Taliban is likely the Department of Defense itself, estimated around $400 million per year.  Read Full Story
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U.S. Schoolchildren Now Subjected to Sack Lunch Searches by Government Agents News Link  •  Nutrition
U.S. Schoolchildren Now Subjected to Sack Lunch Searches by Government Agents
02-15-2012  •  By Mike Adams 
You thought the TSA was bad? Get ready for school lunch pat-downs!  Read Full Story
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Book Review: Surface-to-surface: The story of a graffiti revolution News Link  •  Books
Book Review: Surface-to-surface: The story of a graffiti revolution
02-15-2012  •  By Eric Walberg 
Graffiti -- the art of the masses, by the masses, for the masses -- has existed since ancient times.  Read Full Story
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Roseanne Barr Pulls 6 Percent Against Obama And Romney In National Presidential Poll News Link  •  Activism
Roseanne Barr Pulls 6 Percent Against Obama And Romney In National Presidential Poll
02-15-2012  •  By Alyssa Rosenberg on Feb 14, 2012 at 1:25 pm 
Someone at Public Policy Polling clearly has a sense of humor, because they included comedian Roseanne Barr, who is pursuing the Green Party nomination for President in their latest national polling survey.  Read Full Story
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The despicable truth emerges about FATCA News Link  •  Obama Administration
The despicable truth emerges about FATCA
02-15-2012  •  Simon Black 
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance act, or FATCA, is one of the most arrogant pieces of legislation ever conceived. President Obama signed the Act into law in 2010, and there are a some key provisions that are important to understand.  Read Full Story
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SYRIA: NATO's Next News Link  •  World News
SYRIA: NATO's Next "Humanitarian" War?
02-15-2012  •  by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky 
In this online interactive I-book, we bring to the attention of our readers a selection of feature articles on the Syrian crisis.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Ron Paul Responds to
 Obama Administration’s ‘Global Tax’ News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Ron Paul Responds to Obama Administration’s ‘Global Tax’
02-15-2012  •  For Immediate Release: February 15, 2012 
Congressman and 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul has issued a statement strongly condemning Gene Sperling's call for a global minimum tax.   Read Full Story
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Feature Article  •  Israel - Palestine
Khader Adnan: Day 60 and Counting
Stephen Lendman
   Israeli state terror
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How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World Opinion  •  Books
CONNECTING THE DOTS
How to Live a Life of Adventure: The Art of Exploring the World
02-15-2012
Frosty Wooldridge
   "When, where, why, how, how to pay for and what to do once you're there, all explained, all answered in such an organized manner that you will use it as a resource guide a thousand times along your way." John Stchur
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Obama, Freedom and the Jeremy Lin Effect News Link  •  Government
Obama, Freedom and the Jeremy Lin Effect
02-14-2012  •  Becky Chandler 
Can a parable about Jeremy Lin teach the nation's No. 1 basketball fan that whenever the government attempts to redistribute wealth and make the economy "fairer" the plan is incompatible with liberty and freedom, including the liberty and freedom   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Becky Chandler
Farmer ordered to stop interstate sales of raw milk News Link  •  Food
Farmer ordered to stop interstate sales of raw milk
02-15-2012  •  By Michael Hinkelman 
A federal district judge here has found that a Lancaster County farmer violated federal law and ordered him to stop distributing unpasteurized, or raw, milk across state lines.  Read Full Story
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Help Ed Vallejo get to DC for the Veterans for Ron Paul march on Feb 20th News Link  •  Activism
Help Ed Vallejo get to DC for the Veterans for Ron Paul march on Feb 20th
02-10-2012  •  www.youtube.com 
Hi, my name is Ed Vallejo and this is my video promoting Adam Kokesh and his RON PAUL IS THE CHOICE OF THE TROOPS March on the White House February 20th, 2012.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
AP Sues Aggregator Over ‘Parasitic Business Model’ News Link  •  Media: Internet
AP Sues Aggregator Over ‘Parasitic Business Model’
02-15-2012  •  www.wired.com 
The Associated Press is suing a paid news subscription company, alleging Tuesday that repackaging the wire service’s news content is a “parasitic business model.”  Read Full Story
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Darpa’s Magic Plan: ‘Battlefield Illusions’ to Mess With Enemy Minds News Link  •  Military
Darpa’s Magic Plan: ‘Battlefield Illusions’ to Mess With Enemy Minds
02-15-2012  •  www.wired.com 
perhaps it was inevitable that the Pentagon’s extreme technology arm would eventually start acting like magicians " and try to create illusions on the front lines.  Read Full Story
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See for Yourself: The Pentagon’s $51 Billion ‘Black’ Budget News Link  •  Secret Government Projects
See for Yourself: The Pentagon’s $51 Billion ‘Black’ Budget
02-15-2012  •  www.wired.com 
The military keeps a lot of little things secret. It could be the exact range of a jammer, sensitive missile data or the timing of a raid. But the larger context " that jammers and missiles exist, or that our forces conduct raids " is unclassified an  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
Hands On: Motorola Droid 4 Pushes Most of the Right Buttons News Link  •  Techno Gadgets
Hands On: Motorola Droid 4 Pushes Most of the Right Buttons
02-15-2012  •  www.wired.com 
Like the crack epidemic of the 1980s, RIM’s BlackBerry handsets created a generation of telephone typists addicted to phone-based correspondence. We quickly came to expect " nay, demand " instant responses to our e-mails  Read Full Story
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With Syria's Rebels: A Visit to a Bombmaker's Factory News Link  •  Iran
With Syria's Rebels: A Visit to a Bombmaker's Factory
02-15-2012  •  news.yahoo.com 
They call it the jineyee, Arabic for "genie" -- or crazy female. Standing at about 60 cm high, the rust-colored metal tube doesn't look like much. But it's what's inside that counts: 2 kg of yellow granular explosive material, hooked up to a trigger   Read Full Story
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Rick Santorum Benefactor Says If Help Is Needed He Will Be There News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
Rick Santorum Benefactor Says If Help Is Needed He Will Be There
02-15-2012  •  www.news.yahoo.com 
With his candidate of choice riding high in the polls, Rick Santorum's wealthy benefactor Foster Friess laughed off the suggestion that he's buying the election for the former Pennsylvania senator  Read Full Story
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Reality Check: GOP Scrambles Under Allegations of Rampant Election Fraud In Maine Caucus News Link  •  Voting - Election Integrity
Reality Check: GOP Scrambles Under Allegations of Rampant Election Fraud In Maine Caucus
02-15-2012  •  www.dailypaul.com 
The Latest Reality Check about Maine !!  Read Full Story
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EU’s Catherine Ashton has received Iran’s letter on nuclear talks, Yahoo News has confirmed News Link  •  Iran
EU’s Catherine Ashton has received Iran’s letter on nuclear talks, Yahoo News has confirmed
02-15-2012  •  news.yahoo.com 
The office of European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton confirmed to Yahoo News Wednesday that she has received a letter from Iran's top nuclear negotiator responding to her invitation for new international nuclear talks.  Read Full Story
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Seattle Arrest Questions Cops' Use of Dash Cams News Link  •  Police State
Seattle Arrest Questions Cops' Use of Dash Cams
02-15-2012  •  news.yahoo.com 
Two friends who had planned to visit a Seattle sports bar claim they ended up being kicked, arrested at gunpoint and held in jail for several hours by a cop who said he intended to "make stuff up."   Read Full Story
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February 15th, 2012 - Francis Boyle - Cindy Sheehan - (Video loaded & MP3))
   Francis Boyle, Professor of international law at the University of Illinois College of Law and author of "Tackling America's Toughest Questions", discusses Syria - Cindy Sheehan, anit-war activist, gives us an update on what she has been doing
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Energy Conversion Devices files for bankruptcy as solar energy lags News Link  •  Energy
Energy Conversion Devices files for bankruptcy as solar energy lags
02-15-2012  •  www.freep.com 
In the latest setback for the solar energy industry, Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices said today that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and intends to sell its assets, including its main subsidiary United Solar Ovonic.  Read Full Story
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