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Date Sent: 2013-12-14
Freedom's Phoenix Edition for Saturday, December 14, 2013
 
By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations

Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah -- Georgia Cops Body Slam 70-year-old Woman While Intimidating Man From Recording -- Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds two classmates, kills self -- U.S. Navy official to plead guilty in contracting scandal -- White House to preserve controversial policy on NSA, Cyber Command leadership -- SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 15, 2013 Edition -- The Iran Sanctions Game

AZ: Christmas Party @ the Hancock's - tonight Sat Dec 14th, 2013 - 5 p.m. til ??

NV: Passport to Freedom - Las Vegas, NV - January 23-25, 2014


 

By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations News Link  •  Surveillance
By cracking cellphone code, NSA has capacity for decoding private conversations
12-13-2013  •  Washington Post 
The cellphone encryption technology used most widely across the world can be easily defeated by the National Security Agency giving the agency the means to decode most of the billions of calls and texts that travel over public airwaves every day.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Christmas Party @ the Hancock's - Sat Dec 14th, 2013 - 5 p.m. til ?? Feature Article  •  Events: Arizona
Christmas Party @ the Hancock's - Sat Dec 14th, 2013 - 5 p.m. til ??
Donna Hancock
   The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and it's time to set aside the time for the annual Christmas Party - Please 'SAVE THE DATE': Saturday December 14th, 2013 from 5 p.m. til?? @ the Hancock's
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Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah News Link  •  Marriage
Federal Court Strikes Down Criminalization of Polygamy In Utah
12-13-2013  •  Jonathan Turley 
It is with a great pleasure this evening to announce that decision of United States District Court judge Clarke Waddoups striking down key portions of the Utah polygamy law as unconstitutional. The Brown family and counsel have spent years  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Georgia Cops Body Slam 70-year-old Woman While Intimidating Man From Recording News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Georgia Cops Body Slam 70-year-old Woman While Intimidating Man From Recording
12-13-2013  •  Photography Is Not a Crime 
In the moments after Georgia cops body slammed a 70-year-old woman to the pavement, leaving her with a bloodied face, another cop stood in front of a man with a camera, telling him he was somehow invading the woman’s privacy by recording.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds two classmates, kills self News Link  •  Gun Rights
Student opens fire at Colorado high school, wounds two classmates, kills self
12-13-2013  •  Reuters 
A student armed with a shotgun and seeking to confront a teacher opened fire at a Colorado high school on Friday, wounding at least two classmates before apparently taking his own life, law enforcement officials said.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
U.S. Navy official to plead guilty in contracting scandal News Link  •  Corruption
U.S. Navy official to plead guilty in contracting scandal
12-13-2013  •  Reuters 
A US Naval Criminal Investigative Service agent accused of leaking confidential information to a Singapore-based company at the heart of a Navy contracting scandal is scheduled to plead guilty in federal court next week, California media reported.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
White House to preserve controversial policy on NSA, Cyber Command leadership News Link  •  Police State
White House to preserve controversial policy on NSA, Cyber Command leadership
12-13-2013  •  Washington Post 
The Obama administration has decided to preserve a controversial arrangement under which a single military official is permitted to direct both the National Security Agency and the military’s cyberwarfare command despite an external review panel’s re  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 15, 2013 Edition Opinion  •  Humor
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News
SEMI-NEWS: A Satire of Recent News, December 15, 2013 Edition
12-13-2013
John Semmens
   Secretary Says Insurers Should Waive Premiums While the Government continues to struggle with what seem to be insurmountable problems with the Affordable Care Act's implementation, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius urged insure
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The Iran Sanctions Game Feature Article  •  Iran
The Iran Sanctions Game
Stephen Lendman
   Iran
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The Most Dangerous Woman In America Reference Link  •  Obama Administration
The Most Dangerous Woman In America
www.thecommonsenseshow.com 
   She is a slumlord, she is a known criminal and she runs the White House. She is the most dangerous woman alive...
Entered by: Dave Hodges
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News Link  •  Free Speech
"City of Keene" Handed Defeat by Supreme Court
12-12-2013  •  Free Keene 
Free State Project participant defeats "the City" without an attorney. If you have been following the blog at Free Keene for the last 18 months, you may recall the raid on the Keene Activist Center that occurred in the summer of 2012  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Donna Hancock
You’ll Stop Being a Serf When You Do This… Opinion  •  r3VOLution Continues
You’ll Stop Being a Serf When You Do This…
12-12-2013
Paul Rosenberg
   I hear the same complaints about politicians that you do. And while I understand them (I’ve complained plenty myself), the fact is that complaining accomplishes very little. And there is a very simple reason why complainers have no effect: Because th
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New ethical questions surface over Steve Jobs and possible bribery of transplant doctor 
News Link  •  Science, Medicine and Technology
New ethical questions surface over Steve Jobs and possible bribery of transplant doctor
12-12-2013  •  naturalnews.com 
Steve Jobs shrouded his treatment choices in secrecy while struggling with the pancreatic cancer he was diagnosed with in 2004. His secrecy was tight enough to annoy Apple executives.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Need Cash, But Don’t Want to Lose Your Bitcoins? Pawn Them News Link  •  Bitcoin
Need Cash, But Don’t Want to Lose Your Bitcoins? Pawn Them
12-12-2013  •  Wired.com 
John Light knows a special kind of regret that’s familiar to many others who got in early on bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Bee Venon (letter from listener of Declare Your Independence w/ Ernest Hancock) Letters to the Editor   •  More about Bees and Beekeeping
Bee Venon (letter from listener of Declare Your Independence w/ Ernest Hancock)
Written by: Donna Hancock
   Here is letter that a listener of Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock wanted to share after hearing Ernest's show on bees and beekeeing... "I was listening to your talk on bees this morning, and I thought you'd benefit from knowing this tidbit of natural medicine..."
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Spreading the Message of Peace News Link  •  Ron Paul Says...
Spreading the Message of Peace
12-12-2013  •  Lewrockwell.com 
Spreading the Message of Peace  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
Reagan Was Right on South Africa News Link  •  Africa: On the Map
Reagan Was Right on South Africa
12-12-2013  •  Lewrockwell.com 
“Apartheid is an affront to human rights and human dignity. Normal and friendly relations cannot exist between the United States and South Africa until it becomes a dead policy. Americans are of one mind and one heart on this issue.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Freedomsphoenix Readerfour
US Drone Strike Kills Four in Southern Yemen [Unidentified!] News Link  •  Drones
US Drone Strike Kills Four in Southern Yemen [Unidentified!]
12-10-2013  •  Fars news agency 
TEHRAN (FNA)- Another US drone strike hit the Hadramawt Province in Southeastern Yemen, destroying a truck and killing four unidentified people within.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Leon Felkins
South Carolina is About to Pass a Bill to Nullify ObamaCare News Link  •  Healthcare Industry
South Carolina is About to Pass a Bill to Nullify ObamaCare
12-12-2013  •  http://chrisinmaryville.net/ 
While we all know that the disaster that is ObamaCare is extremely unpopular throughout the country, South Carolina is leading the charge to actually nullify the legislation. House Bill 3101 already passed the state House back in April by a wide marg  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Chris Menke
NSA seeks a few brave interns: Spy agency recruiting students as young as 15 News Link  •  Police State
NSA seeks a few brave interns: Spy agency recruiting students as young as 15
12-11-2013  •  Salon 
If you are a college junior or senior with a 3.0 grade point average, a concentration in “writing, editing, journalism” you can land a job promoting “accurate and timely information” on the NSA’s “missions and accomplishments,”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
From the “Proving Yet Again That Cops Are Gutless” Department News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
From the “Proving Yet Again That Cops Are Gutless” Department
12-11-2013  •  Lew Rockwell blog 
“Senior Cpl. Amy Wilburn” of Dallas’ Murderous Mercenaries-sorry, Police Dept. shot a 19-year-old guy suspected of car-jacking who already had his hands above his head. Why? Because “Officer Wilburn perceived [her victim] to be an imminent threat  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Welcome Back, Killer News Link  •  Law Enforcers or Peace Officers
Welcome Back, Killer
12-11-2013  •  by William N. Grigg (Lew Rockwell blog) 
Welcome back " your badge was your ticket out…. Erick Gelhaus, the Sonoma County, California Sheriff’s Deputy who gunned down 13-year-old Andy Lopez on October 22, has returned to “duty.”  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Chief Judge For 9th Circuit Cites News Link  •  Justice and Judges
Chief Judge For 9th Circuit Cites "Epidemic" Of Prosecutor Misconduct
12-11-2013  •  by Radley Balko (Huffington Post) 
The dissent in U.S. v. Olsen from Alex Kozinski, the chief judge for the U.S. Court of Appeals, starts off with a bang: There is an epidemic of Brady violations abroad in the land. Only judges can put a stop to it. Brady is shorthand for the Supreme  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
New York City confiscating rifles and shotguns News Link  •  Gun Rights
New York City confiscating rifles and shotguns
12-11-2013  •  The Daily Caller 
“It appears you are in possession of a rifle or Shotgun that has an ammunition feeding device capable of holding more than 5 rounds of ammunition which is unlawful to possess in New York City. You have the following options," The letter states  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
NZ judge: Kim Dotcom is likely still being spied upon News Link  •  Whistleblowers
NZ judge: Kim Dotcom is likely still being spied upon
12-11-2013  •  ars technica 
In conclusion it can only be shown that interception/surveillance activities concerning Mr. Dotcom and his family are likely to have occurred but there is no direct evidence that the USA, its agencies or agents are involved. There is no evidence that  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
AT&T accused of violating privacy law with sale of phone records to CIA News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
AT&T accused of violating privacy law with sale of phone records to CIA
12-11-2013  •  ars technica 
Consumer advocates have asked the Federal Communications Commission to declare that AT&T violated a privacy rule in the Communications Act by selling phone records to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Australia Wants Its Gold Back News Link  •  Gold and Silver
Australia Wants Its Gold Back
12-11-2013  • 
Australia has 80 tonnes of gold which is managed by the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) as part of its foreign reserves assets. The RBA’s PR department has stated that Australia’s 80 tonnes of Gold Reserves is stored at the Bank of England, in London  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Afghanistan agrees on regional security pact with Iran News Link  •  Afghanistan
Afghanistan agrees on regional security pact with Iran
12-11-2013  •  Russia Today 
Concerned about foreign forces in the region, Iran and Afghanistan have decided to sign a joint cooperation agreement to boost “regional security” amid American efforts to force the Afghan president to seal a security pact with Washington.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Drug War News Link  •  Drug War
Drug War "Justice" in Utah
12-11-2013  •  by William N. Grigg (Pro Liberate) 
Utah resident Virginia Ward cried as she was sentenced to 90 days in jail " and 3 years of probation -- for drug trafficking. This meant that she would join the large and ever-growing population of prisoners she helped to create as a former Judge.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Powell Gammill
Obama Urged to Fire DNI Clapper Opinion  •  Surveillance
Ray McGovern: My Take
Obama Urged to Fire DNI Clapper
12-11-2013
Ray McGovern
   Last March " before Edward Snowden revealed the NSA’s sweeping collection of phone and other data " Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said no such operation existed. Now, a group of ex-national security officials urge President Obama to
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Missouri School District Hit With $150,000 Bill for Obamacare News Link  •  Healthcare Industry
Missouri School District Hit With $150,000 Bill for Obamacare
12-11-2013  •  weeklystandard.com 
A Missouri school district faces a $150,000 bill for Obamacare, according to a report on KMIZ-MO:  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
4 in 10 would rather pay fine than buy insurance

News Link  •  Healthcare Industry
4 in 10 would rather pay fine than buy insurance
12-11-2013  •  myfoxdc.com 
According to a new poll of 1,013 adults by Princeton Survey Research Associates, 38% say they would pay the mandate tax and forgo buying health insurance.   Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Leon Panetta named as source of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ scriptwriter’s information News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
Leon Panetta named as source of ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ scriptwriter’s information
12-11-2013  •  www.washingtontimes.com, Cheryl K. Chumley 
A Freedom of Information request filed by government watchdog Judicial Watch revealed that former CIA Director Leon E. Panetta was the source who gave up secret information to the scriptwriter of “Zero Dark Thirty,” the Hollywood movie about the raid  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Taxation Without Penetration News Link  •  Government Debt & Financing
Taxation Without Penetration
12-11-2013  •  http://www.slate.com, By Matthew Yglesias 
The GOP has lost its purity on taxes, but the budget deal tries to keep up the façade.   Read Full Story
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CIA Document Suggests U.S. Lied About Biological, Chemical Weapon Use in the Korean War News Link  •  Central Intelligence Agency
CIA Document Suggests U.S. Lied About Biological, Chemical Weapon Use in the Korean War
12-11-2013  •  http://dissenter.firedoglake.com, Jeff Kaye 
According to a CIA document declassified in March 2006, the U.S. government lied publicly about pushing for a United Nations “on-the-spot” investigation into Soviet, Chinese and North Korean charges of U.S. use of biological weapons (BW) during the K  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Stay Out of Petty Island Disputes in East Asia News Link  •  Obama Administration
Stay Out of Petty Island Disputes in East Asia
12-11-2013  •  http://www.huffingtonpost.com, Ivan Eland. 
One of the most dangerous international disputes that the United States could get dragged into has little importance to U.S. security -- the disputes nations have over small islands (some really rocks rising out of the sea) in East Asia.  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
Karzai Slams US Threats, Demands End to Strikes on Civilians News Link  •  Afghanistan
Karzai Slams US Threats, Demands End to Strikes on Civilians
12-11-2013  •  antiwar.com 
US Envoy Admits 'Nowhere Near' Deciding to Leave  Read Full Story
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Reported by: Robert Lee
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