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House Approves $4.6 Billion Settlement for Indian, Black Farmers
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/11/30/house-approves-billion-settlement-indian-black-farmers/ ^

Posted on 11/30/2010 1:45:02 PM PST by Red in Blue PA

The House of Representatives approved a decades-old settlement worth $4.6 billion Tuesday that resolves two class-action suits filed against the federal government by black farmers and Native Americans.

The thousands who joined the suit argued that the government discriminated against them as they applied for loans for agricultural ventures.

The House approved the package 256-to-152.

Black farmers would receive $1.2 billion, after they alleged they were cheated out of loans from the Agriculture Department. The government will direct $3.4 billion to American Indians who say the Interior Department swindled them out of royalties from natural resources like gas and timber.

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KEYWORDS: farmers; handouts; reparations; sourcetitlenoturl
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"Reparations"
1 posted on 11/30/2010 1:45:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

On a separate note, prices for Firewater have hit an all time high.


2 posted on 11/30/2010 1:46:55 PM PST by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Everyone who voted for this travesty should be tried as an enemy of the state.


3 posted on 11/30/2010 1:47:53 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Red in Blue PA

The ‘40 acres and a mule’ myth perpetuated across generations...until they lawyered up and sued for the nonexistent spoils.

Will Spike Lee change his production company’s name?

Will they shut up about it now?


4 posted on 11/30/2010 1:48:07 PM PST by relictele
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To: Mouton

If you speak out against this bill, you’re racist.

See how that works?


5 posted on 11/30/2010 1:48:49 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Out and out fraud.


6 posted on 11/30/2010 1:49:21 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What else can they ram thru in this lame-duck session? What else can “we the taxpayers” fund for Barry????


7 posted on 11/30/2010 1:49:40 PM PST by blondee123 (IMPEACH THEM ALL! FREEDOMS SLIPPING AWAY DAILY!)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This country is toast.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 1:51:02 PM PST by dforest
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To: Red in Blue PA

They have closed comments on my local TV news station’s website after only SIX comments. Can’t have people protesting this, ya know...it would be raaaaacccissst.


9 posted on 11/30/2010 1:51:03 PM PST by Constitution Day
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To: blondee123

Well, the somewhat good news is this is going to the 99% who voted for the racist in chief anyway so aside from the money, nothing lost. On the other hand, it may galvanize resistance against him by the fairer skinned voters.


10 posted on 11/30/2010 1:52:17 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Red in Blue PA
Do I get repairations from the illegal aliens for using up my tax money and stealing jobs?

Any repairations for the money wasted on jailing illegals that shouldn't have been here in the first place?

Any Act of Congress pending to bring back the lives of those killed by illegal invaders?

No?

The only 100% preventable crimes are those committed by illegal aliens.

11 posted on 11/30/2010 1:53:21 PM PST by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: Red in Blue PA

lame duck money grab ... are they putting anti-rescission language in these lame duck droppings?


12 posted on 11/30/2010 1:54:11 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: Red in Blue PA

This claim has already been paid and settled. Contact your House Member of the next Congress and see if we can stop this.These people are still throwing our money away.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 1:55:39 PM PST by RocketRoland
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To: indylindy

For the second time today...

When will enough be enough???

The world wonders


14 posted on 11/30/2010 1:57:01 PM PST by Captain7seas (FIRE JANE LUBCHENCO FROM NOAA)
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To: relictele
Will they shut up about it now?

You're kidding, right? Not one of the race-hustlers ever wants their shake-downs to end.

15 posted on 11/30/2010 1:57:23 PM PST by Faith
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To: relictele

Shake-down artists will never be satisfied.


16 posted on 11/30/2010 1:58:10 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA
Attention: We are all black now.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 11/30/2010 1:58:43 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
resolves two class-action suits

In other words, the trial lawyers just got their pay-off from the Democrats.

18 posted on 11/30/2010 1:59:21 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Call me racist but this is horse shit.


19 posted on 11/30/2010 2:00:01 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) The more I see and know Obammy the more I think he's an a-hole.)
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To: The Comedian

Where do I apply?


20 posted on 11/30/2010 2:01:15 PM PST by listenhillary (A very simple fix to our dilemma - We need to reward the makers instead of the takers)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Farmers should have a pretty good notion of what this is - i.e. manure.


21 posted on 11/30/2010 2:02:14 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s only money..... not like it costs anything.

/sarc


22 posted on 11/30/2010 2:02:30 PM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Red in Blue PA

We demand that our government behave niggardly with our taxes. Let DU figure that one out.


23 posted on 11/30/2010 2:03:24 PM PST by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: jazusamo

I have a family member who worked this case. Fraud doesn’t even begin to cover how corrupt this was. The Hispanic and Female discrimination law suits that were lost are also going to be re-opened. They will pay them also.


24 posted on 11/30/2010 2:03:43 PM PST by kezzek
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To: Captain7seas

What little is left is being sucked into the New World order.

They just let us vote and stuff to amuse us and make us think we have a chance.


25 posted on 11/30/2010 2:03:50 PM PST by dforest
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To: Red in Blue PA
$3.4 billion to American Indians ...

WooWhoo! see ya sukas! I have some shopping to do!...

26 posted on 11/30/2010 2:04:57 PM PST by NativeSon
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To: blondee123

What else can “we the taxpayers” fund for Barry????””

Keep in mind these are not loans, but handouts. More of the Kenyan’s get whitey while we can steal his money thru political corruption. Take whitey’s taxes and give it to his lazy Bros.


27 posted on 11/30/2010 2:05:47 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Read "The Grey Book" for an alternative to corruption in DC))
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To: Red in Blue PA

I’ll have to file this under “Yougottabeshittin’me”


28 posted on 11/30/2010 2:08:12 PM PST by La.daddyrabbit (President Obama, those 2.5 million new jobs you created/ saved, are they hand or blow?)
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To: kezzek

Is there any part of our society that is not circling the sewer drain right now? No wonder we are broke.


29 posted on 11/30/2010 2:08:25 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: Red in Blue PA

“Black farmers alleged they were cheated out of loans . . . American Indians who say the Interior Department swindled them out of royalties”

My family has had money in the form of taxes confiscated from them for decades to support people who won’t work.

I wants my settlement, too.


30 posted on 11/30/2010 2:08:59 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

When things go bad, you gotta get mean.

http://www.entertonement.com/clips/lqnyznvfjt—clint-when-things-get-bad-Clint-Eastwood-The-Outlaw-Josey-Wales-Josey-Wales


31 posted on 11/30/2010 2:09:40 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: kezzek

Absolutely...It was corrupt from the very beginning and multiplied as time went on.


32 posted on 11/30/2010 2:10:25 PM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Mouton

Why is the government providing loans in the first place? Shouldn’t this be the role of a bank?

Eliminate the loan program - voila! No discrimination!


33 posted on 11/30/2010 2:10:32 PM PST by rusty millet
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To: listenhillary
I'm seriously considering having my birth record amended to reflect being half black and half...whatever else gets free stuff.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 11/30/2010 2:14:04 PM PST by The Comedian (Government: Saving people from freedom since time immemorial.)
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To: The Comedian
I'm seriously considering having my birth record amended to reflect being half black and half...whatever else gets free stuff.

I think the key to getting stuff is to destroy your birth records entirely....

35 posted on 11/30/2010 2:17:29 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality. Save America From Bankruptcy.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

D-—! Buying votes with our money! Maybe it’s time to do something about this!


36 posted on 11/30/2010 2:17:42 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Drop in the bucket. It's to set a precedent so that the really big payouts can come later.
37 posted on 11/30/2010 2:18:50 PM PST by Rashputin (Barry is totally insane and being kept medicated and on golf courses to hide the fact)
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To: Red in Blue PA

What a complete farce and rip-off of the taxpayers. I doubt this would pass after the Republicans take over in January.

What a disgrace. Shows what BS the Democrats are talking with their bipartisan debt commission


38 posted on 11/30/2010 2:20:16 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: Red in Blue PA; All


"Hello Mr. Government Man, I grow peas and corn and am here for my money"
39 posted on 11/30/2010 2:20:29 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is this an extension of the Pigford case?

http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/07/27/pigford-v-glickman-86000-claims-from-39697-total-farmers/

We need the names of the critters who voted for this, again.


40 posted on 11/30/2010 2:21:06 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Red in Blue PA

Is this an extension of the Pigford case?

http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/07/27/pigford-v-glickman-86000-claims-from-39697-total-farmers/

We need the names of the critters who voted for this, again.


41 posted on 11/30/2010 2:21:06 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: Red in Blue PA

“If you speak out against this bill, you’re racist.”

That’s racist.


42 posted on 11/30/2010 2:21:23 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: RocketRoland

And they won’t stop until they’ve taken everything we own!


43 posted on 11/30/2010 2:21:27 PM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Joe Boucher

That’s racist.


44 posted on 11/30/2010 2:22:29 PM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Joe Boucher

As you wish Mr. Joe Boucher

Sir, you are a racist individual.

Was that sufficient, Sir?


45 posted on 11/30/2010 2:34:48 PM PST by B4Ranch (I have never met one, not one Veteran who enlisted to fight for Socialism.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Hey I was cheated too. I didn’t get no money. Where is mine.


46 posted on 11/30/2010 2:35:23 PM PST by Revel
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To: Red in Blue PA
The government will direct $3.4 billion to American Indians who say the Interior Department swindled them out of royalties from natural resources like gas and timber.

This reminds me about an Native Indian lady who lived near our town. She left the reservation in OK because all the oil dollars and bought several hundred acres with her American husband.

A couple of years after they built a nice home, an oil company hit a wildcat well on that land. Within a few years, there were at least seven producing wells on the place. She said she was cursed with oil money.

47 posted on 11/30/2010 2:39:36 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (De fund the TSA.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

...and the lies continue so liars and theives can get money!


48 posted on 11/30/2010 3:00:18 PM PST by ICE-FLYER (God bless and keep the United States of America)
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To: PATRIOT1876

Liberalism is the eventual suicide of the West to a Marxist power structure that will use Islam as a useful idiot as its military, then they will turn on the Muslim world.

We are already done for, we just keep BBQ’ing and drinking cold Bud Lights, ignoring the obvious.


49 posted on 11/30/2010 3:08:25 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Red in Blue PA
"The costs of the bill would be offset by diverting dollars from a surplus in nutrition programs for women and children, extending customs user fees and new efforts for the Treasury to recoup excess unemployment insurance payments."

A "surplus in nutrition programs for women and children?"???

50 posted on 11/30/2010 3:23:48 PM PST by CDB
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