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Date Sent: 2012-05-17
Freedom's Phoenix Global Edition for Thursday, May 17, 2012 AM edition
 
President Obama executive order gives Treasury authority to freeze Yemeni assets in U.S.

New Hampshire legislator apologizes for taunting Speaker with “Sieg Heil” -- Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’ -- Guantanamo lawyers want ex-CIA official to testify -- AZ State legislator Arredondo indicted in FBI sting -- FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot -- Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit -- Trayvon Martin Case Shadowed by Series of Police Missteps -- How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing 'Terrorists' - and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook -- If Cops Can't Taze a Pregnant Woman, The Terrorists Will Win - by Willaim Grigg -- U.S. Department of Justice Slaps Baltimore Police Over Right to Record Issue -- Honoring a ‘Terror War’ Architect -- Military Detention Law [NDAA FY 2012] Blocked by New York Judge -- Humanoid Robot Swarm Synchronised Using Quorum Sensing -- Documents Show that Goldman Sachs Engaged in Naked Short Selling -- Does Sugar Make You Stupid? -- Why Arizona Gets Scorched by Severe Wildfires

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President Obama executive order gives Treasury authority to freeze Yemeni assets in U.S. News Link  •  Police State
President Obama executive order gives Treasury authority to freeze Yemeni assets in U.S.
05-16-2012  •  Washington Post 
President Obama issued an executive order giving the Treasury Dept. authority to freeze the US-based assets of any US citizen who “obstructs” implementation of the administration-backed political transition in Yemen.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
New Hampshire legislator apologizes for taunting Speaker with “Sieg Heil” News Link  •  Government
New Hampshire legislator apologizes for taunting Speaker with “Sieg Heil”
05-16-2012  •  Rawstory 
A New Hampshire state representative sent the statehouse into chaos when he responded to what he regarded as an autocratic procedural maneuver on the part of the Speaker of the House by yelling out the Nazi salute, “Sieg Heil!”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’ News Link  •  Criminal Justice System
Young Turks host: Louisiana’s sheriffs get a cut of America’s ‘prison capital’
05-16-2012  •  Rawstory 
Young Turks host Ana Kasparian explained how Louisiana sheriffs had an incentive to keep the inmate population high. “Non-violent drug offenders end up in these prisons for very, very long sentences just because these sheriff’s departments profit fro  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Guantanamo lawyers want ex-CIA official to testify News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
Guantanamo lawyers want ex-CIA official to testify
05-16-2012  •  Reuters 
Defense lawyers want to force a former CIA official who supervised what they called torture of al Qaeda captives to testify in the war crimes tribunal for five Guantanamo prisoners accused of plotting the September 11 attacks. They argue that Jose  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
AZ State legislator Arredondo indicted in FBI sting News Link  •  Arizona's Top News
AZ State legislator Arredondo indicted in FBI sting
05-16-2012  •  Arizona Republic 
Ben Arredondo, a state representative and former Tempe City Councilman, was charged with bribery, mail fraud, extortion and lying for allegedly demanding and accepting gifts from a front company by undercover FBI agents.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot News Link  •  WAR: About that War
FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot
05-16-2012  •  ABC News 
Jason Ryan By Jason Ryan @JasonRyanABC Follow on Twitter May 16, 2012 4:59pm FBI Investigates Media Leaks in Yemen Bomb Plot Email 0 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print FBI director Robert S. Mueller III today disclosed that the FBI is  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Judge Blocks Indefinite Military Detention Provision News Link  •  Police State
Judge Blocks Indefinite Military Detention Provision
05-16-2012  •  Reuters 
A judge on Wednesday blocked enforcement of a recently enacted law's provision that authorizes indefinite military detention for those deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces."   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit News Link  •  Bill of Rights
Judge Grants Class-Action Status to Stop-and-Frisk Suit
05-16-2012  •  New York Times 
A federal judge granted class-action status to a lawsuit challenging the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, saying she was disturbed by the city’s “deeply troubling apathy towards New Yorkers’ most fundamental constitutional rights.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Trayvon Martin Case Shadowed by Series of Police Missteps News Link  •  Gun Rights
Trayvon Martin Case Shadowed by Series of Police Missteps
05-16-2012  •  New York Times 
The killing of Trayvon Martin here two and a half months ago has been cast as the latest test of race relations and equal justice in America. But it was also a test of a small city police department that does not even have a homicide unit and typical  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing 'Terrorists' - and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook News Link  •  TERRORISM
How FBI Entrapment Is Inventing 'Terrorists' - and Letting Bad Guys Off the Hook
05-16-2012  •  Rolling Stone 
At an Occupy encampment in Cleveland, "suspicious males with walkie-talkies around their necks" and "scarves or towels around their heads" were heard grumbling at the protesters' unwillingness to act violently.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
If Cops Can't Taze a Pregnant Woman, The Terrorists Will Win News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
If Cops Can't Taze a Pregnant Woman, The Terrorists Will Win
05-16-2012  •  by William N. Grigg (Pro Liberate) 
Thanks to a misbegotten ruling from a divided 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, police in 9 states have been left at an insurmountable disadvantage when dealing with criminal suspects. At least, that’s what we’re told in a legal brief submitted to the Su  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. Department of Justice Slaps Baltimore Police Over Right to Record Issue News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
U.S. Department of Justice Slaps Baltimore Police Over Right to Record Issue
05-16-2012  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
That letter provoked the police dept. into issuing a General Order to its officers stating citizens have the “absolute right” to record cops in public as long as they did not "violate any section of any law, ordinance, code or criminal article."  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Honoring a ‘Terror War’ Architect Opinion  •  WAR: About that War
Ray McGovern: My Take
Honoring a ‘Terror War’ Architect
05-16-2012
Ray McGovern
   Since even readers of the New York Times are aware of deputy national security adviser John Brennan’s open identification with torture, secret prisons and other abuses of national and international law, Fordham University’s invitation to him to give
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Military Detention Law [NDAA FY 2012] Blocked by New York Judge
05-16-2012  •  Bloomberg 
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a part of the National Defense Authorization Act that opponents claim could subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Sheila Dean
Iran Exile Group Nears US Rebirth News Link  •  TERRORISM
Iran Exile Group Nears US Rebirth
05-16-2012  •  War Street Journal 
The Obama administration is moving to remove an Iranian opposition group from the State Department's terrorism list, say officials briefed on the talks, in an action that could further poison Washington's relations with Tehran at a time of renewed di  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Virtual World Takes on Childhood Obesity News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
Virtual World Takes on Childhood Obesity
05-16-2012  •  http://www.technologyreview.com, By Mya Frazier 
A startup blends activity tracking with online incentives in hopes of getting kids into shape.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Humanoid Robot Swarm Synchronised Using Quorum Sensing News Link  •  Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Humanoid Robot Swarm Synchronised Using Quorum Sensing
05-16-2012  •  http://www.technologyreview.com 
Proof-of-principle experiment shows how humanoid robots can co-operate on a large scale by copying the behaviour of social insects and bacterial colonies   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Documents Show that Goldman Sachs Engaged in Naked Short Selling News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Documents Show that Goldman Sachs Engaged in Naked Short Selling
05-16-2012  •  Rolling Stone 
It doesn't happen often, but sometimes, God smiles on us. Last week, he smiled on investigative reporters everywhere, when the lawyers for Goldman Sachs slipped on one whopper of a legal banana peel, inadvertently delivering some of the banks' darke  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Jean Carbonneau
Does Sugar Make You Stupid? News Link  •  Food
Does Sugar Make You Stupid?
05-16-2012  •  http://www.livescience.com, Staff 
A study on rats suggests that eating a high fructose diet for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. Luckily, a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids can counteract this IQ loss, researchers suggest.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Why Arizona Gets Scorched by Severe Wildfires News Link  •  Environment
Why Arizona Gets Scorched by Severe Wildfires
05-16-2012  •  http://www.livescience.com, Wynne Parry 
A lightning strike and a house fire that ignited a propane tank are among the immediate causes of the wildfires torching thousands of Arizona acres, media reports say.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
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