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Date Sent: 2013-04-29
Freedom's Phoenix AM Edition for Monday, April 29, 2013
 
U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance -- Manchin: Gun bill to be reintroduced

Will Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Take 1st Rocket-Powered Flight Monday? -- Bomb suspect caught on wiretap -- Harry Reid: ‘Government is Inherently Good’ --  Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities -- Farmed and Dangerous - CFIA Destroys a Shepherd's Life and Her Rare Sheep -- Defected Syrian general claims he was ordered to use chemical weapons -- Death toll from collapsed Bangladesh building passes 300 -- Joe Manchin: Gun control fight not over -- In North Korea, the state-run news agency is the weapon of choice -- UNPRECEDENTED Shortages Of Ammo, Physical Gold And Physical Silver -- Law Requiring Warrants for E-Mail Wins Senate Committee Approval -- Navy tests new weapons in the war on drugs -- Al-Qaeda's battle for control of Assad's chemical weapons plant -- 4 foreign troops killed in NATO plane crash; Taliban begin spring offensive in Afghanistan -- The Iraqi Civil War, Round Two -- These Classy Defense Contractors Are Already Looking to Cash In on Boston -- Russia caught bomb suspect on wiretap -- Analysis: No good military options for U.S. in Syria -- Bill Takes Aim At Big Sis’ Ammo Stockpiling -- Does Government Lie About Everything? -- How The New $100 Bill Will Foil Counterfeiters -- Pussy Riot Member Denied Parole, Will Remain in Prison Colony -- Asking Disturbing Questions about the Boston Bombing

AZ: April 30-May 1st, Future of Freedom Foundation's Jacob Hornberger, Dick Cheatham (John Rolfe) and Sheldon Richman in Yuma and Scottsdale, AZ – “Restoring Liberty to America”; Language of Liberty Phoenix Seminar May 3-4, 2013

 

U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance News Link  •  Internet
U.S. gives big, secret push to Internet surveillance
04-28-2013  •  c/Net 
Justice Department agreed to issue "2511 letters" immunizing AT&T and other companies participating in a cybersecurity program from criminal prosecution under the Wiretap Act, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Manchin: Gun bill to be reintroduced News Link  •  Gun Rights
Manchin: Gun bill to be reintroduced
04-28-2013  • 
Sen. Joe Manchin said he would re-introduce a measure that would require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online. The West Virginia Democrat says if lawmakers read the bill, they will support it.  Read Full Story
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Will Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Take 1st Rocket-Powered Flight Monday? News Link  •  Space Travel and Exploration
Will Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Take 1st Rocket-Powered Flight Monday?
04-28-2013  •  Space 
There is a palpable buzz of a possible test flight of SpaceShipTwo on Monday (April 29) at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. The test is rumored to be a 20-second burn of SpaceShipTwo's novel hybrid rocket motor in flight.  Read Full Story
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My boyfriend the bomber News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
My boyfriend the bomber
04-28-2013  •  UK Daily Mail 
An ex-girlfriend of dead Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev has told how he tried to brainwash her into becoming a Muslim fanatic who hated America.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Mike Renzulli
Harry Reid: ‘Government is Inherently Good’ News Link  •  Government
Harry Reid: ‘Government is Inherently Good’
04-28-2013  • 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he can’t understand why the tea party remains popular, given its similarity to the anarchist movement and its steadfast opposition to the “inherently good” government.  Read Full Story
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Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities News Link  •  Sexuality: Sex and the Law
Sacramento couple fights to get their baby boy back from authorities
04-28-2013  •  ABC News (video) 
A family was torn apart after a 5-month-old baby boy was taken from his parents following a visit to the doctor. The young couple thought their problems were behind them after their son had a scare at the hospital, but once they got home  Read Full Story
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Serial Killer News Link  •  Drones
Serial Killer
04-28-2013  •  Lew Rockwell blog 
A little after 10:00 p.m., and a serial killer is getting ready to make his move. He has watched and waited for this moment for some time. He watches his victim get out of a cab and dig in his pockets for money. Two of his children run out to the   Read Full Story
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Farmed and Dangerous - CFIA Destroys a Shepherd's Life and Her Rare Sheep News Link  •  Food
Farmed and Dangerous - CFIA Destroys a Shepherd's Life and Her Rare Sheep
04-28-2013  • 
They killed her pregnant ewes to find out if they were healthy. After a home raid, CFIA is convicting her and others in the same boat for conspiracy among other criminal offenses. She faces 12 years in jail and $1.5 million in fines!  Read Full Story
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Defected Syrian general claims he was ordered to use chemical weapons News Link  •  World News
Defected Syrian general claims he was ordered to use chemical weapons
04-28-2013  •  Jack Khoury via HAARETZ 
Former Assad army general asserts he used harmless substance instead; statement aired on an anti-Assad TV channel, raising questions over veracity of claims; Syrian rebels claim Assad used chemical weapons near Damascus last week.   Read Full Story
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How A Millionaire Sold Fake Bomb Detectors To Governments All Over The World News Link  •  Military
How A Millionaire Sold Fake Bomb Detectors To Governments All Over The World
04-28-2013  •  Kelsey D. Atherton via PopSci.com 
The British businessman's fraud likely killed many soldiers who relied on the bogus devices to detect explosives.   Read Full Story
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Million-Neuron Artificial Brain Works In Real Time News Link  •  Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Million-Neuron Artificial Brain Works In Real Time
04-28-2013  •  Francie Diep via PopSci.com 
A smaller, cheaper, faster brain model   Read Full Story
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Oxford Institute Forecasts The Possible Doom Of Humanity News Link  •  Future Predictions
Oxford Institute Forecasts The Possible Doom Of Humanity
04-28-2013  •  Martha Harbison via PopSci.com 
What's the greatest threat to our species' continued existence? Take a look in the mirror.   Read Full Story
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Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport
04-28-2013  •  TED 
When Eric Dishman was in college, doctors told him he had 2 to 3 years to live. That was a long time ago.   Read Full Story
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Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable News Link  •  Transportation
Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable
04-28-2013  •  TED 
When we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us -- even though we can only see the few cars ahead of and behind us.   Read Full Story
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Courts and Congress give Obama adult supervision News Link  •  Obama Administration
Courts and Congress give Obama adult supervision
04-28-2013  •  George F. Will via The Washington Post 
Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.), chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.  Read Full Story
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Five myths about electric cars News Link  •  Transportation
Five myths about electric cars
04-28-2013  •  Chris Paine via The Washington Post 
The troubles of electric-car-maker Fisker Automotive have fueled another round of debate about whether plug-ins can live up to their promises.   Read Full Story
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Death toll from collapsed Bangladesh building passes 300 News Link  •  World News
Death toll from collapsed Bangladesh building passes 300
04-28-2013  •  The Washington Post 
An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh’s capital Wednesday morning, killing more than 300 people and trapping many more in a jumbled mess of shattered concrete and bricks, officials said. Rescue workers co  Read Full Story
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Drone Free Horsham Protest News Link  •  Drones
Drone Free Horsham Protest
04-27-2013  •  The International Libertarian 
With the announcement that a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (drone) command center will open at the Horsham Air Guard Base (located in Montgomery county, Pennsylvania) in October local activists from all parts of the political spectrum came together and s  Read Full Story
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Joe Manchin: Gun control fight not over News Link  •  Gun Rights
Joe Manchin: Gun control fight not over
04-28-2013  •  Rachel Weiner via The Washington Post 
Expanding background checks for gun purchases can still happen, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) told “Fox News Sunday.”  Read Full Story
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In North Korea, the state-run news agency is the weapon of choice News Link  •  World News
In North Korea, the state-run news agency is the weapon of choice
04-28-2013  •  Chico Harlan via The Washington Post 
North Korea has kept this region on edge in recent weeks primarily by using its weapon of choice in times of warmongering: the state-run news agency.  Read Full Story
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The Tsarnaev family: A faded portrait of an immigrant’s American dream News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
The Tsarnaev family: A faded portrait of an immigrant’s American dream
04-28-2013  •  Marc Fisher via The Washington Post 
America, the golden door, had already welcomed two of his brothers when Anzor Tsarnaev crossed the ocean with his family in 2002.  Read Full Story
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UNPRECEDENTED Shortages Of Ammo, Physical Gold And Physical Silver News Link  •  World News
UNPRECEDENTED Shortages Of Ammo, Physical Gold And Physical Silver
04-28-2013  •  Michael via The Economic Collapse 
All over the United States we are witnessing unprecedented shortages of ammunition, physical gold and physical silver.   Read Full Story
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Law Requiring Warrants for E-Mail Wins Senate Committee Approval News Link  •  Privacy Rights
Law Requiring Warrants for E-Mail Wins Senate Committee Approval
04-28-2013  •  David Kravets via WIRED.com 
A Senate committee today backed sweeping privacy protections requiring the government, for the first time, to get a probable-cause warrant to obtain e-mail and other content stored in the cloud.  Read Full Story
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Navy tests new weapons in the war on News Link  •  Drugs and Medications
Navy tests new weapons in the war on
04-28-2013  •  Cammy Clark via The Miami Herald 
On the flight deck of the HSV 2 Swift, U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris received instructions Friday on how to launch the 13-pound drone that looks like a model airplane built by a teenager in the family garage.  Read Full Story
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Al-Qaeda's battle for control of Assad's chemical weapons plant News Link  •  Syria
Al-Qaeda's battle for control of Assad's chemical weapons plant
04-28-2013  •  Colin Freeman via The Telegraph 
A battle near a factory believed to be one of the Syrian regime's main chemical weapons plants shows just how close such weapons could be to falling into al-Qaeda's hands, writes Colin Freeman.   Read Full Story
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4 foreign troops killed in NATO plane crash; Taliban begin spring offensive in Afghanistan News Link  •  World News
4 foreign troops killed in NATO plane crash; Taliban begin spring offensive in Afghanistan
04-28-2013  •  The Washington Post 
A NATO plane crash in southern Afghanistan killed four international troops on Saturday, the same day the Taliban announced its spring offensive and said it will target military and diplomatic sites  Read Full Story
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The Iraqi Civil War, Round Two News Link  •  World News
The Iraqi Civil War, Round Two
04-28-2013  •  Paul Pillar 
The most prominent civil wars in recent years have not started with a clear, firing-on-Fort-Sumter beginning.   Read Full Story
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These Classy Defense Contractors Are Already Looking to Cash In on Boston News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
These Classy Defense Contractors Are Already Looking to Cash In on Boston
04-28-2013  •  Noah Shachtman via WIRED.com 
The newly-limbless victims from the Boston Marathon attack are still being treated, and the alleged bomber has only been in custody for a few days.  Read Full Story
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Russia caught bomb suspect on wiretap News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
Russia caught bomb suspect on wiretap
04-28-2013  •  EILEEN SULLIVAN and MATT APUZZO via Yahoo! News 
Russian authorities secretly recorded a telephone conversation in 2011 in which one of the Boston bombing suspects vaguely discussed jihad with his mother, officials said Saturday, days after the U.S. government finally received detail about the call  Read Full Story
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Analysis: No good military options for U.S. in Syria News Link  •  Military
Analysis: No good military options for U.S. in Syria
04-28-2013  •  Phil Stewart and Peter Apps via Reuters.com 
Despite President Barack Obama's pledge that Syria's use of chemical weapons is a "game changer" for the United States, he is unlikely to turn to military options quickly and would want allies joining him in any intervention.  Read Full Story
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Syria nerve gas claims undermined by eyewitness accounts News Link  •  World News
Syria nerve gas claims undermined by eyewitness accounts
04-28-2013  •  Peter Beaumont via TheGuardian 
Description of attack in which six rebels died adds to uncertainty about claims that sarin has been used in the conflict  Read Full Story
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Gilead-Bristol Hepatitis C Drug Combo Cures All in Study News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
Gilead-Bristol Hepatitis C Drug Combo Cures All in Study
04-28-2013  •  Simeon Bennett via Bloomberg.com 
A hepatitis C drug combination from Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (BMY) cured all patients in a trial, demonstrating the success of a cocktail that may never be approved.   Read Full Story
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Exxon Mobil Begins Production at Kearl Oil Sands News Link  •  Energy
Exxon Mobil Begins Production at Kearl Oil Sands
04-28-2013  •  Ari Altstedter via Bloomberg.com 
Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), the world’s largest company by market value, began production at its Kearl oil sands project in Alberta, which is projected to produce 4.6 billion barrels of recoverable oil in the next 40 years.   Read Full Story
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Crude Trims Biggest Weekly Gain Since June on U.S. Growth News Link  •  Energy
Crude Trims Biggest Weekly Gain Since June on U.S. Growth
04-28-2013  •  Moming Zhou via Bloomber.com 
West Texas Intermediate crude fell, trimming the biggest weekly increase since June, as the U.S. economy grew less than expected in the first quarter.   Read Full Story
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Ebbing Inflation Means More Easy Money in Name of Stable Prices News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
Ebbing Inflation Means More Easy Money in Name of Stable Prices
04-28-2013  •  Rich Miller & Simon Kennedy via Bloomberg.com 
Slowing inflation is giving central bankers scope to provide the world economy with more liquidity and lower interest rates for longer, all in the name of price stability.   Read Full Story
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All Evidence Points To Bombings Being Staged News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
All Evidence Points To Bombings Being Staged
04-28-2013  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
It took a while but the Feds finally came clean to having prior knowledge of deceased bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. They also had his mother on a terrorist watch list.  Read Full Story
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“Iraqi Scenario” to Take Down Syria News Link  •  World News
“Iraqi Scenario” to Take Down Syria
04-28-2013  •  Kurt Nimmo 
Syria has accused the United States and Britain of telling lies about its supposed use of chemical weapons. Syria says it has not used the weapons and does not possess them.  Read Full Story
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Obama administration openly pushing food stamps to illegals News Link  •  Immigration
Obama administration openly pushing food stamps to illegals
04-28-2013  •  Mike Adams 
Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) reveal the Obama administration is actively marketing the federal food stamp program (SNAP) to illegal immigrants.  Read Full Story
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Caught on Russian wiretap: Tsarnaev ‘vaguely discussed jihad’ with mother News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
Caught on Russian wiretap: Tsarnaev ‘vaguely discussed jihad’ with mother " US official
04-28-2013  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
One of the recorded phone conversations provided by Russian authorities to the FBI contained a vague dialogue about jihad between Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his mother, an anonymous US official said.  Read Full Story
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Part of landing gear from 9/11 plane is found News Link  •  911 / World Trade Center
Part of landing gear from 9/11 plane is found
04-28-2013  •  PrisonPlanet.com 
Had a rope wrapped around it and may could have been lowered into the 18-inch gap  Read Full Story
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Bill Takes Aim At Big Sis’ Ammo Stockpiling News Link  •  Gun Rights
Bill Takes Aim At Big Sis’ Ammo Stockpiling
04-28-2013  •  Steve Watson via PrisonPlanet 
DHS officials claim it is “simply not true” that agency is hoarding bullets  Read Full Story
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Food Allergies: All Too Common, All Too Under-Diagnosed News Link  •  Health and Physical Fitness
Food Allergies: All Too Common, All Too Under-Diagnosed
04-28-2013  •  Dr. David Brownstein via LewRockwell.com 
An article in Family Practice News was titled, “Food, Milk Allergies May Increase Growth-Impairment Risk.” (2.27.13)   Read Full Story
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The Most Immersive Virtual-Reality System Yet
News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
The Most Immersive Virtual-Reality System Yet
04-28-2013  •  Corinne Iozzio via PopSci.com 
Palmer Luckey built his first virtual-reality (VR) headset for a simple reason: Every attempt he’d seen, including his own collection of 46 pairs of goggles, failed in one way or another  Read Full Story
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Does Government Lie About Everything? News Link  •  Government
Does Government Lie About Everything?
04-28-2013  •  Peter Schiff via LewRockwell.com 
Don Draper, Mad Men's master advertiser likes to say "when you don't like what they are saying, change the conversation."  Read Full Story
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How The New $100 Bill Will Foil Counterfeiters News Link  •  Currencies
How The New $100 Bill Will Foil Counterfeiters
04-28-2013  •  Colin Lecher via PopSci.com 
The most complicated $100 bill yet   Read Full Story
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Pussy Riot Member Denied Parole, Will Remain in Prison Colony News Link  •  Activism
Pussy Riot Member Denied Parole, Will Remain in Prison Colony
04-28-2013  •  Angela Watercutter via WIRED.com 
One of the two jailed members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot was denied early release by a Russian court today  Read Full Story
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CISPA Is Dead. Now Let’s Do a Cybersecurity Bill Right News Link  •  Cyberspace and the New Economy
CISPA Is Dead. Now Let’s Do a Cybersecurity Bill Right
04-28-2013  •  Julian Sanchez via WIRED.com 
The controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) now appears to be dead in the Senate, despite having passed the House by a wide margin earlier this month.  Read Full Story
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Asking Disturbing Questions about the Boston Bombing News Link  •  God, Government and other assorted myths....
Asking Disturbing Questions about the Boston Bombing
04-27-2013  •  Gulamhusein A. Abba, Dissident Voice 
In Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, etc., such horror and tragedy is a daily occurrence, routine. Drones buzzing overhead in the skies 24 hours a day. People huddled in fear, not knowing when a bomb or a missile would obliterate their home and killing o  Read Full Story
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Monsanto Wet Dream News Link  •  Bioterrorism
Monsanto Wet Dream
04-28-2013  •  Farm Wars 
A futuristic scenario: In an industry dominated by genetically modified seeds, a poor farmer struggles to survive. When he resorts to smuggling now-illegal organic seeds across borders he risks everything.   Read Full Story
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Rethinking Immigration Reform News Link  •  Immigration
Rethinking Immigration Reform
04-28-2013  •  Free Press Publications 
In the weeks since the Boston bombings, there has been increased talk about the need for immigration reform. Some are advocating for a suspension of student visas, others are asking the feds to prevent anyone from what is deemed a “Muslim country” fr  Read Full Story
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SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, April 28, 2013 Edition Opinion  •  Humor
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, April 28, 2013 Edition
04-27-2013
John Semmens
   Administration Brochure Touts Food Stamp Benefits for Foreigners It was recently discovered that the Obama Administration has been working jointly with the Mexican government to inform that country's illegal migrants to the United States of their
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US military-industrial complex devours peace dividend News Link  •  Military Industrial Complex
US military-industrial complex devours peace dividend
04-27-2013  •  northsunm32, AllVoices 
It's what in Washington we call an iron triangle, you have an alliance between the private sector (the defense contractors), the executive branch (the Pentagon) and the legislative branch. The result is a budget "that is packed to the gills with weap  Read Full Story
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Louisiana Man Arrested Twice in One Month for Video Recording Cops (Updated) News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Louisiana Man Arrested Twice in One Month for Video Recording Cops (Updated)
04-26-2013  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
Less than two weeks after he was arrested for video recording cops from a public street, Alex Lege was arrested again for the same thing. This time it was the Eunice Police Department that arrested Lege,  Read Full Story
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California lawmakers to consider new sugar tax News Link  •  TAXES: State
California lawmakers to consider new sugar tax
04-26-2013  •  ABC News (video) 
With a democratic super-majority, momentum is building in Sacramento for a sugar tax. The idea is to make sugary snacks and drinks just as expensive as their healthier counterparts. The controversial bill is before the State Senate's Government and F  Read Full Story
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Israel fears end to 40-year peace on Syrian front News Link  •  Israel
Israel fears end to 40-year peace on Syrian front
04-26-2013  •  AP 
Against a vista of green fields and snowcapped mountains, all is silent but for a gusting wind. Then comes a burst of gunfire from the Syrian civil war raging next door, where jihadist rebels are battling Bashar Assad's troops in a village.  Read Full Story
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California city council finds it can't afford to quit Calpers News Link  •  Economy - Economics USA
California city council finds it can't afford to quit Calpers
04-26-2013  •  Reuters 
The City Council of San Jose, in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, wants to quit the state's public pension fund - which covers its current and former members - because it fears it can't afford the rising contributions.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Officials: Boston bombing suspects’ mother also in US terror database News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
Officials: Boston bombing suspects’ mother also in US terror database
04-26-2013  •  AP 
The CIA asked for the Boston terror suspect and his mother to be added to a terrorist database in the fall of 2011, after the Russian government contacted the agency with concerns that both had become religious militants, according to officials brief  Read Full Story
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News Link  •  Syria
"Evidence" of Syria chemical weapons use not up to U.N. standard
04-26-2013  •  Reuters 
Assertions of chemical weapon use in Syria by Western and Israeli officials citing photos, sporadic shelling and traces of toxins do not meet the standard of proof needed for a U.N. team of experts waiting to gather their own field evidence.  Read Full Story
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Lawmakers fix flight delays caused by sequestration News Link  •  Transportation: Air Travel
Lawmakers fix flight delays caused by sequestration"before going to the airport
04-26-2013  •  The Ticket 
We learned this week, yet again, that if you make enough noise (and have the ear of members of Congress and a well-funded lobby shop in the nation's capital) you can be spared the pain caused by government belt-tightening.  Read Full Story
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South Florida Cops Forced to Return Phone After Court Order, Revealing Unlawful Arrest Video News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
South Florida Cops Forced to Return Phone After Court Order, Revealing Unlawful Arrest Video
04-26-2013  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
Hialeah police officer Fritz Janvier vowed the footage of him and fellow officers arresting a man for recording them would never see the light of day. He held on to Eric Faden’s phone for 2 months as “evidence,” even after charges were dropped  Read Full Story
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Total US Debt To GDP: 105% News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
Total US Debt To GDP: 105%
04-26-2013  •  http://www.zerohedge.com, Tyler Durden  
Now that we have the first estimate of Q1 GDP growth in both rate of change and absolute current dollar terms ($16,010 billion), we can finally assign the appropriate debt number, which we know on a daily basis and which was $16,771.4 billion as of M  Read Full Story
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Michael Scheuer: The Idea That They're Attacking Us Because Of Our Culture And Freedom Is Insane News Link  •  Foreign Policy
Michael Scheuer: The Idea That They're Attacking Us Because Of Our Culture And Freedom Is Insane
04-26-2013  •  http://www.dailypaul.com, eduardo89 
"We should have went to Afghanistan and won the war.  Read Full Story
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CONFIRMED: Both FBI & CIA Watched Boston Bombing Suspects for Years News Link  •  Boston Marathon Bombing
CONFIRMED: Both FBI & CIA Watched Boston Bombing Suspects for Years
04-26-2013  •  http://www.prisonplanet.com, Tony Cartalucci 
FBI & CIA now admit to putting Boston bombing suspect on 2 “watch lists,” directly contradicting previous public statements. CIA most likely sponsored suspect’s trips to meet US-backed terrorists in Chechnya, Russia.  Read Full Story
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