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Treasury Department Claims Power to Seize Gold, Silver - and Everything Else

MANCHESTER, Conn (BUSINESS WIRE) - Aug. 22, 2005 --The U.S. Government has the authority to prohibit the private possession of gold and silver coin and bullion by U.S. citizens during wartime, and, during wartime and declared emergencies, to freeze their ownership of shares of mining companies, the Treasury Department has told the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee.

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Washington’s Bipartisan Gift to the Bankers, Making Bankruptcy a Life Sentence

By Alan Maass
March 18, 2005

THE PROFIT-hungry banks and credit card companies wrote the legislation themselves. And now, their friends in Washington have delivered.

So-called bankruptcy “reform” legislation passed its final hurdle last week, winning approval in the Senate by a wide margin that included Republicans and Democrats. George W. Bush will soon sign it into law.

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Contract that spawned Guantanamo prisons awarded to Halliburton during Cheney's tenure as CEO

by John Byrne

Experts say firm may have built secret camps

A contract awarded to a Halliburton subsidiary in June 2000 while Vice President Dick Cheney was still at the helm of the firm spawned the detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, RAW STORY has discovered.

The contract, which allocated funds for “emergency construction capabilities” at “worldwide locations,” authorized the Defense Department to award Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root any number of specific naval construction deals abroad. Click Here

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'Cha Ching,' from ¢¢¢ to $$$: How the Bush Crime Syndicate funneled foreign cash into the U.S

By Wayne Madsen
Online Journal Contributing Writer

FLORIDA PANHANDLE, June 21, 2005 (waynemadsenreport.com)—Experienced federal investigators, acting independently, have discovered a covert funding channel used by the 2000 and 2004 Bush-Cheney campaigns and the administrations of Jeb Bush in Florida and Bob Taft in Ohio to illegally funnel foreign and other questionable money into Republican coffers.

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It Just Gets Worse

By BOB HERBERT
July 11, 2005

Back in March 2004 President Bush had a great time displaying what he felt was a hilarious set of photos showing him searching the Oval Office for the weapons of mass destruction that hadn't been found in Iraq. It was a spoof he performed at the annual dinner of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Association.

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CAFTA: Amnesty for Trade Cheats

by Congressman Charlie Norwood  

Georgia chicken farmers are trying to sell poultry in Central America under a 160% import tariff, while Central American farmers sell their chicken in America tariff-free. Any five-year old will tell you that’s cheating. So what are we going to do about it?

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Canada to control bulk sales of drugs to U.S.

By David Ljunggren

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada will draw up legislation giving it the right to ban the bulk sale of prescription drugs and other medicines to the United States when necessary to protect domestic supplies, Health Minister Ujjal Dosanjh said on Wednesday.

He said Ottawa must be able to block plans by some U.S. states to make bulk purchases of medicines from Canada, where prices are generally lower because of government-imposed limits on what pharmaceutical companies can charge for their drugs.

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