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Date Sent: 2012-02-25
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Saturday, February 25, 2012
 
Chart: 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece'

Briton extradited to US over Iran charges -- Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine -- Rep. Sullivan apologizes for comment about ‘killing’ senators -- Secret documents reveal DHS lied to CONgress about tracking Americans on social media -- Michigan banning guns . . . toy guns -- War and neglect leaves 500,000 Afghans homeless: Amnesty -- Syria has made a curious transition from US ally to violator of human rights -- Apologize on Facebook or go to jail, court tells US man -- Military planes take off for Spain carrying 17 tons of stolen silver recovered from 1804 shipwreck -- Secret U.S. cable warned about Pakistani havens -- Atomic Agency Says Iran Is Making Fuel at Protected Site -- Minister praises plan to heat swimming pool from fires of crematorium -- Taliban to Afghans: Kill foreigners over Koran burnings -- Egypt presidential candidate wounded in apparent robbery -- IRS still experiencing delays in sending tax refunds -- World Bank proposes global coalition to save oceans -- California Asks Judges: Gay or Straight? -- Bars, stores to use facial recognition technology to increase sales -- WATCH: 'The Dictator' responds to being banned from Oscars -- No conspiracy: Ron Paul just dislikes Santorum -- Farmer Faces Possible 3-year Prison Term for Feeding Community -- PayPal founder Peter Thiel throws $2.6 million at Ron Paul Super PAC -- February 24th, 2012 - Drew Phillips-Declan McCullagh (Video and MP3 Loaded) -- We are launching the Grassroots for Liberty SuperPAC today!

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Chart: 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece' News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
Chart: 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece'
02-24-2012  •  By DANIEL HALPER 
The office of Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, sends along this chart, showing that 'America’s Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece,' as well as Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain:  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Sacha Baron Cohen Responds To Movie Academy “Of Arts & Zionists” News Link  •  Entertainment: Movies
Sacha Baron Cohen Responds To Movie Academy “Of Arts & Zionists”
02-24-2012  • 
Sacha Baron Cohen Talks Oscars Ban: “I Applaud The Academy For Taking Away My Free Speech” " EXCLUSIVE SACHA BARON COHEN BANNED FROM OSCARS  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Briton extradited to US over Iran charges News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Briton extradited to US over Iran charges
02-24-2012  •  AFP 
A retired British businessman accused of conspiring to sell missile parts to Iran was extradited to the United States on Friday, but branded his treatment a “disgrace”. Speaking to reporters as he arrived at London Heathrow airport, where he was t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Oldest rock carving of Americas found in Brazil News Link  •  Archaeology
Oldest rock carving of Americas found in Brazil
02-24-2012  •  AFP 
Brazilian archeologists have discovered an ancient rock carving they say is at least 10,000 years old, making it the oldest human carving in the Americas. The claim, detailed in an article in the online scientific journal PLoS ONE, opens the contr  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine News Link  •  Drug War
Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine
02-24-2012  •  Reuters 
While Mexico grapples with relentless drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world’s most notorious narcotics: heroin. Researchers at the country’s National Institute   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Rep. Sullivan apologizes for comment about ‘killing’ senators News Link  •  Legislative Mischief
Rep. Sullivan apologizes for comment about ‘killing’ senators
02-24-2012  •  Rawstory 
“Now I live with some senators, I yell at them all the time, I grabbed one of them the other day and shook him...You know but other than me going over there with a gun and holding it to their head and maybe killing a couple of them, I don’t think the  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Secret documents reveal DHS lied to CONgress about tracking Americans on social media News Link  •  Surveillance
Secret documents reveal DHS lied to CONgress about tracking Americans on social media
02-24-2012  •  Rawstory 
One of the nation’s leading electronic privacy groups claimed this week that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) misled members of Congress during a recent hearing on whether the Department is paying a defense contractor $11.4 million to keep t  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Michigan banning guns . . . toy guns News Link  •  Gun Rights
Michigan banning guns . . . toy guns
02-24-2012  •  Jonathan Turley 
Michigan legislators are moving to make possession of toy guns a crime. The legislation by members is based on the growing practice of criminals cutting off the orange tips and using the toy guns in crime. This way, presumably, they will go and get r  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
War and neglect leaves 500,000 Afghans homeless: Amnesty News Link  •  Afghanistan
War and neglect leaves 500,000 Afghans homeless: Amnesty
02-24-2012  •  AFP 
Half a million Afghans displaced by war have been left homeless and struggling to survive because of government and international neglect, Amnesty International said Thursday. Around 400 people join makeshift shelters around the country every day,  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Syria has made a curious transition from US ally to violator of human rights News Link  •  World News
Syria has made a curious transition from US ally to violator of human rights
02-24-2012  •  The Guardian 
In recent weeks, US officials have been falling over one another to denounce the brutality of the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria. President Obama has accused it of committing "outrageous bloodshed" and called for Assad to stand down; Hillary Clinton  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Apologize on Facebook or go to jail, court tells US man News Link  •  Justice and Judges
Apologize on Facebook or go to jail, court tells US man
02-24-2012  •  AP 
A US man who was threatened with jail time for posting comments about his estranged wife on his personal Facebook page unless he posted daily apologies for a month says the court ruling violates his freedom of speech. Mark Byron is making the apology  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Military planes take off for Spain carrying 17 tons of stolen silver recovered from 1804 shipwreck News Link  •  Gold and Silver
Military planes take off for Spain carrying 17 tons of stolen silver recovered from 1804 shipwreck
02-24-2012  •  AP 
Two military planes carrying 17 tons of silver coins recovered from a Spanish ship sunk in 1804 have taken off from Florida. The treasure is being flown back to Spain after a nearly five-year legal struggle with the U.S.-based explorers who found and  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Secret U.S. cable warned about Pakistani havens News Link  •  Afghanistan
Secret U.S. cable warned about Pakistani havens
02-24-2012  •  Washington Post 
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan sent a top-secret cable to Washington last month warning that the persistence of enemy havens in Pakistan was placing the success of the U.S. strategy in Afghanistan in jeopardy, U.S. officials said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Atomic Agency Says Iran Is Making Fuel at Protected Site News Link  •  Iran
Atomic Agency Says Iran Is Making Fuel at Protected Site
02-24-2012  •  New York Times 
International nuclear inspectors reported on Friday that Iran was moving more rapidly to produce nuclear fuel than many outsiders expected, at a deep underground site that Israel and the United States have said is better protected from attack than Ir  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Ron Paul Peace & Sound Money Blimps Have Arrived and are for sale... Feature Article  •  Activism
Ron Paul Peace & Sound Money Blimps Have Arrived and are for sale...
Donna Hancock
   From an activist in Las Vegas: 2,000 finally arrived at my house in Las Vegas (too late for the debate in Arizona) - but will sell them at cost.
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Minister praises plan to heat swimming pool from fires of crematorium News Link  •  Weird/Offbeat News
Minister praises plan to heat swimming pool from fires of crematorium
02-24-2012  •  By Rowena Mason 
A money-saving plan to heat a swimming pool with energy from the cremation of dead bodies has been backed by a senior Government minister.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Live Charts - Crude Oil Chart and Live Oil prices News Link  •  Economy - International
Live Charts - Crude Oil Chart and Live Oil prices
02-24-2012  •  livecharts.co.uk 
Live Charts - Crude Oil Chart and Live Oil prices Use our Crude Oil Chart to view Live Oil Prices  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Taliban to Afghans: Kill foreigners over Quran burnings News Link  •  Afghanistan
Taliban to Afghans: Kill foreigners over Quran burnings
02-24-2012  •  By msnbc.com staff and news services 
At least six people have been killed amid ongoing violence over the improper disposal of Qurans at NATO's main base in Afghanistan.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Egypt presidential candidate wounded in apparent robbery News Link  •  World News
Egypt presidential candidate wounded in apparent robbery
02-24-2012  •  Breitbart 
A prominent Egyptian presidential candidate was wounded in an apparent carjacking late Thursday in Cairo  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
IRS still experiencing delays in sending tax refunds News Link  •  TAXES: Federal
IRS still experiencing delays in sending tax refunds
02-24-2012  •  By Donna Gehrke-White 
Tax preparers said Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service is continuing to have delays in sending federal tax refunds this year, with hundreds of South Floridians complaining they still haven't gotten their check.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
World Bank proposes global coalition to save oceans News Link  •  World News
World Bank proposes global coalition to save oceans
02-24-2012  •  breitbart.com 
The World Bank was on Friday to propose a coalition of governments, global organisations and other groups to protect the oceans, aiming to raise $1.5 billion in the next five years for the purpose.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
California Asks Judges: Gay or Straight? News Link  •  Justice and Judges
California Asks Judges: Gay or Straight?
02-24-2012  •  By DANIEL HALPER 
In order to make sure gays and lesbians are adequately represented on the judicial bench, the state of California is requiring all judges and justices to reveal their sexual orientation.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Tim Tebow Goes Hollywood News Link  •  Entertainment: Sports
Tim Tebow Goes Hollywood
02-24-2012  •  By NIKKI FINKE 
For one reason, the Denver Broncos starting quarterback’s NFL jersey is one of the best-selling in the country.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Bars, stores to use facial recognition technology to increase sales News Link  •  Privacy Rights
Bars, stores to use facial recognition technology to increase sales
02-24-2012  •  Author: Allison McGinley 
In just weeks, that science fiction plot will become reality as some businesses in Central Florida will know who you are when you walk through their door.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
WATCH: 'The Dictator' responds to being banned from Oscars

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WATCH: 'The Dictator' responds to being banned from Oscars
02-24-2012  •  New York Post 
Sacha Baron Cohen's latest alter ego, Gen. Aladeen, has responded to being banned from Sunday night's Academy Awards.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
The debate that wasn't held News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
The debate that wasn't held
02-24-2012  •  By Roger Ebert  
CNN missed a golden opportunity by deciding not to sponsor the final Super Tuesday debate with the GOP Presidential candidates.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Ron Paul is Absolutely Unelectable News Link  •  Political Theory
Ron Paul is Absolutely Unelectable
02-24-2012  •  Wasim Muklashy 
Ron Paul is Absolutely Unelectable and that, perhaps, is the very reason he just might end up walking away with this thing.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
CHD - The GOP's Millennial Problem News Link  •  Political Parties
CHD - The GOP's Millennial Problem
02-24-2012  •  youtube 
The Millennial Generation is decidedly more libertarian than those that came before them; they are far more tech savvy.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
No conspiracy: Ron Paul just dislikes Santorum News Link  •  Politics: Republican Campaigns
No conspiracy: Ron Paul just dislikes Santorum
02-24-2012  •  By Jennifer Rubin 
When your candidate has a really rotten debate, the temptation is great to create a distraction.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Huntsman calls for third party: ‘The system is broken’ News Link  •  Politics: Independent and Other Campaigns
Huntsman calls for third party: ‘The system is broken’
02-24-2012  •  By Eric W. Dolan 
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Thursday expressed his disillusionment with the dominance of the Republican and Democratic parties in American politics.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Farmer Faces Possible 3-year Prison Term for Feeding Community News Link  •  Free Trade
Farmer Faces Possible 3-year Prison Term for Feeding Community
02-24-2012  •  Farm Wars 
The FDA reign of terror against family farms who are serving the needs of private buying clubs is culminating in one Wisconsin farmer facing federal charges.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Barbara Peterson
Hacking a DVD that is formatted for another part of the world Feature Article  •  Technology: Software
Hacking a DVD that is formatted for another part of the world
Donna Hancock
   Regarding the issue of region, this software can make a copy of the DVD that will play on any player in any region:
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PayPal founder Peter Thiel throws $2.6 million at Ron Paul Super PAC News Link  •  Ron Paul, Jim Duensing, Freedom
PayPal founder Peter Thiel throws $2.6 million at Ron Paul Super PAC
02-24-2012  In two months, Peter Thiel, billionaire co-founder of PayPal, donated a combined $2.6 million to Endorse Liberty, a Super PAC supporting Ron Paul.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Tom Westbrook
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February 24th, 2012 - Drew Phillips-Declan McCullagh (Video and MP3 Loaded)
   Drew Phillips and Ross Edwards give us an update from Liberty Forum in New Hampshire - Declan McCullagh History and Future of the Internet. Understanding why the communication of ANY information CAN NOT be stopped. BitCOIN etc.
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We are launching the Grassroots for Liberty SuperPAC today!  Feature Article  •  Activism
We are launching the Grassroots for Liberty SuperPAC today!
Jun Dam
   The Grassroots for Liberty SuperPAC is primarily the fundraising vehicle for the grassroots network at rp2012.org. Our first project can help Ron Paul secure a WIN in the state of Washington on March 3rd.
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Lining Main Street in Mesa for Dr. Ron Paul's Entrance (video) News Link  •  Activism
Lining Main Street in Mesa for Dr. Ron Paul's Entrance (video)
02-24-2012  •  Ron Paul Films/YouTube 
Signs for other candidates seem to be conspicuously missing... ?  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Ed Vallejo
The dysfunctional HOA of the USA Opinion  •  Philosophy: Libertarianism
The dysfunctional HOA of the USA
02-24-2012
Menckens Ghost
   In theory, HOAs should be libertarian paradises, except for those libertarians from the anarchist fringe who believe the wacky notion that life would be swell without any government or formal laws and rules.
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Higher gas prices cloud Obama's re-election hopes
News Link  •  Obama Administration
Higher gas prices cloud Obama's re-election hopes
02-24-2012  •  By TOM RAUM 
Soaring gasoline prices are threatening to undercut President Barack Obama's re-election prospects and offering Republicans an easy target.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Argentine advice for Greece: ‘Default Now!’ News Link  •  European Union
Argentine advice for Greece: ‘Default Now!’
02-24-2012  •  RT 
Here in Argentina, when we watch the terrible things that are happening today in Greece, we can only exclaim, “Hey!! That’s exactly what happened in Argentina in 2001 and 2002…!”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Obama admin defends killing American terrorists [OK for US, not OK for Syria!] News Link  •  Surveillance
Obama admin defends killing American terrorists [OK for US, not OK for Syria!]
02-23-2012  •  Pam Benson, CNN 
The targeted killing of those suspected of engaging in terrorist activities against the United States, including American citizens, is justified and legal, according to the Defense Department's chief lawyer. Johnson reiterated Koh's assessment that   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Leon Felkins
Iran Court Convicts Christian Pastor Convert to Death News Link  •  Iran
Iran Court Convicts Christian Pastor Convert to Death
02-23-2012  •  Fox News 
A trial court in Iran has issued its final verdict, ordering a Christian pastor to be put to death for leaving Islam and converting to Christianity, according to sources close to the pastor and his legal team.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Renzulli
Meet Carlos Bea, Your New Favorite Federal Judge News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Meet Carlos Bea, Your New Favorite Federal Judge
02-23-2012  •  The Agitator 
I’ve noted before the absurdity of the judges not calling out misbehaving prosecutors by name, even in opinions that find really egregious misconduct. This makes it much more difficult for journalists and watchdog groups to find repeat offenders. So   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
The Great Gibson Guitar Raid: Months Later, Still No Charges Filed News Link  •  Free Trade
The Great Gibson Guitar Raid: Months Later, Still No Charges Filed
02-23-2012  •  Reason TV 
The thing that’s most troubling about the Lacey Act is that it doesn’t require an actual complaint from the offended country for U.S. officials to investigate. In fact, it doesn’t even matter if the country whose laws you’re alleged to have broken ac  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Bank of America Breaks With Fannie Mae News Link  •  Housing
Bank of America Breaks With Fannie Mae
02-23-2012  •  New York Times 
Bank of America said Thursday that it would no longer sell new mortgages to Fannie Mae, underscoring tensions in a fight between giants of the home loan market over billions in losses in the housing bubble.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
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