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US set to announce $100M in Somalia famine funding
Modesto Bee ^ | Aug. 08, 2011 | By JASON STRAZIUSO

Posted on 08/08/2011 10:09:10 AM PDT by BigFinn

DADAAB, Kenya -- Hundreds of thousands of Somali children could die in the country's famine unless more help arrives, a top U.S. official said Monday as Washington prepared to announce $100 million in new famine aid. To highlight the crisis, the wife of Vice President Joe Biden visited a refugee camp on a patch of desert in eastern Kenya where tens of thousands of Somalis have massed. A drought has turned into famine because little aid can reach militant-controlled south-central Somalia. Jill Biden is the highest-profile U.S. visitor to East Africa since the number of refugees coming across the Somali border dramatically increased in July. Biden arrived in a C-130 military transport plane and said she wants to raise awareness and persuade donors to give more.

(Excerpt) Read more at modbee.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aid; broke; debt; foreignaid; obamanomics; somalia; spending
The latest flow of (what's left of the dollar) taxpayer cash out of the country...when there are 45.8 million US citizens receiving food stamps.
1 posted on 08/08/2011 10:09:14 AM PDT by BigFinn
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To: BigFinn

This has to stop. We do not have the money.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 10:11:34 AM PDT by jospehm20
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To: BigFinn

Well that should create a lot of jobs for US citizens.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 10:11:38 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: BigFinn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBy0NWJsKz4

Uncle Sugar can cover it!!


4 posted on 08/08/2011 10:11:56 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (BE BOLD SARAH)
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To: BigFinn

A lot cheaper to drop an old nuke on the islamic troglodytes that are the root cause of the entire issue.


5 posted on 08/08/2011 10:12:16 AM PDT by Spruce
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To: BigFinn

We have money (and corn) to burn!


6 posted on 08/08/2011 10:12:27 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: BigFinn

Send Michelle over to provide advice on proper diet.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 10:12:43 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: BigFinn

This is an outrage.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 10:14:45 AM PDT by angcat (DEAR GOD PLEASE SAVE US!)
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To: BigFinn

Can’t Somalia cut out the middleman and go to China direct for wholesale pricing?


9 posted on 08/08/2011 10:14:49 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: BigFinn

Why are we funding a famine in Somalia?
(or is the SacBee hiring those darned Journalism majors again?)


10 posted on 08/08/2011 10:15:03 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BigFinn

And I thought Texas Gov Perry begged for federal help for the unprecedented draught, and got nuttin.

And no words from media about FEMA help (efficiency or not) for the flooding, tornados, and .....


11 posted on 08/08/2011 10:16:27 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: BigFinn

Why don’t the Arabs do this? They have the money we pump into their wallets every time we go to the gas pump. Let them do it.


12 posted on 08/08/2011 10:16:48 AM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Truth29
Trade, Not Aid

Farm protectionism threatens farms in Africa, wallets in America, and lives everywhere

http://reason.com/archives/2005/06/17/trade-not-aid

U.S. agriculture policy undermines U.S. efforts to alleviate poverty because it drives down global agricultural prices, which in turn cost developing countries hundreds of millions of dollars in lost export earnings. The losses associated with cotton subsidies alone exceed the value of U.S. aid programs to the countries concerned. The British aid organization Oxfam charges that U.S. subsidies directly led to losses of more than $300 million in potential revenue in sub-Saharan Africa during the 2001/02 season. More than 12 million people in this region depend directly on the crop, with a typical small-scale producer making less than $400 on an annual cotton harvest. By damaging the livelihoods of people already on the edge of subsistence, U.S. agricultural policies take away with the right hand what the left hand gives in aid and development assistance.

As usual, well-meaning Uncle Stupid screws the pooch(and the taxpayers)

13 posted on 08/08/2011 10:16:48 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: BigFinn

When will the US end their business of owning other countries’ problems?


14 posted on 08/08/2011 10:17:26 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: BigFinn

A hundred million here, a hundred million there, pretty soon you’re talking real money.


15 posted on 08/08/2011 10:19:28 AM PDT by shortstop (It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful)
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To: Sybeck1

Uncle Sucker, you mean.


16 posted on 08/08/2011 10:20:18 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: All
QUESTION FOR ANYONE WHO KNOWS:

How does this work? Obama or State Dept announces $100 million to a particular country. Who authorizes this money? Congress? A President or Secretary of State? Also, what pot of money does this come out of?

THANKS.

17 posted on 08/08/2011 10:20:36 AM PDT by jmax
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To: Justaham

Since we have to borrow money from China to give to the Somali’s, why not just cut out the middleman (US) and let the Chinese help?


18 posted on 08/08/2011 10:20:55 AM PDT by Ethrane ("obsta principiis")
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To: BigFinn

The American Taxpayer hasn’t spent enough treasure and life on that sewer known as Somalia.Why not throw some more of it down there.

Obama totally disgusts me.


19 posted on 08/08/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: BigFinn

TEA PARTY TIME IN AMERICA

20 posted on 08/08/2011 10:26:36 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Ethrane
why not just cut out the middleman (US) and let the Chinese help?
Yeah, my first thought too ... WTH is China?
Or maybe it's time for those great socialist successes like Cuba or Venezuela to take the lead.
21 posted on 08/08/2011 10:26:51 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: EGPWS

Why can’t the super-rich Saudis and the Emirates take care of their fellow Muslims instead of the West that they are trying to destroy?

What are they doing with all their wealth besides building tall, useless towers? Perhaps Dubai can build an indoor ski resort for the Somali refugees to cool off.


22 posted on 08/08/2011 10:31:24 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: BigFinn

Why are we in debt again?


23 posted on 08/08/2011 10:33:53 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: BigFinn

We could use that cash at home. Let the muslime oil rich folks feed their mess over there. And let those honorable
local pirates spread some cash around. Just stop throwing money around like it’s free.


24 posted on 08/08/2011 10:34:07 AM PDT by soycd
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To: 353FMG
What are they doing with all their wealth besides building tall, useless towers?

Supplying terrorists for the fight.

25 posted on 08/08/2011 10:34:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Ethrane
Since we have to borrow money from China to give to the Somali’s, why not just cut out the middleman (US) and let the Chinese help?

Couldn't agree more.
26 posted on 08/08/2011 10:35:24 AM PDT by Justaham
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To: jmax

see my post 13.

typically done via Dept.of Agriculture.
(same place food stamps come from)


27 posted on 08/08/2011 10:46:00 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: BigFinn
US set to announce $100M in Somalia famine funding

obama's goal is to move them all to Minneapolis and Nashville and put them on Foodstamps here.

28 posted on 08/08/2011 10:51:57 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: PGR88
He'll have help from ELCA and Catholic Charities here in MN.
29 posted on 08/08/2011 10:53:53 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: BigFinn

***$100 million in new famine aid. ****

Sounds like a lot whenyou are paying for it but when you realize that it is a drop in the bucket compared to the Pigford settlement it is not as bad.


30 posted on 08/08/2011 10:53:54 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name. See my home page, if you dare! NEW PHOTOS & PAINTINGS)
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To: BigFinn

Interesting they choose now to announce this, as the markets tank due to spending. They are idiots or organized wreckers.


31 posted on 08/08/2011 10:55:32 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: BigFinn

let’s keep feeding them until there are a million more starving


32 posted on 08/08/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: BigFinn
That explains why GMA is currently doing a special report on this with one of their people on the ground at the refugee camp in Kenya. It hinted at how awful we are for pulling back aid due to the blackhawk downing in Mogadishu.
33 posted on 08/08/2011 11:03:21 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: jmax

Better question.....who gets the $$? and how much of the $100 mil actually will get to the starving masses? Not much, methinks......


34 posted on 08/08/2011 11:06:27 AM PDT by Donkey Odious (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: jospehm20

Amen to that one!!! I feel horrible for those people, but, we can’t keep doing this. We don’t have the money anymore. And besides we all know that most of that money will never make it to where it was needed. Most of it will go to line there leaders, police and military pockets.


35 posted on 08/08/2011 11:18:42 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: BigFinn

We are broke. A $100 million here and there, next thing, we are ringing up a trillion in added debt !


36 posted on 08/08/2011 11:27:22 AM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Donkey Odious

Maybe John Couger Mellonhead , Neil Young and Willie Nelson can have a Farm Aid concert for Somalia.

Matt Damon can MC and Angelina Jolie can adopt all their kids.


37 posted on 08/08/2011 11:46:09 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (My mind is like a steel trap: rusty and illegal in 37 states.)
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To: BigFinn

Save the somalian children so they can grow up and be pirates. Let the somalian pirates give their loot to those who need it. Of course they won’t they want to live like mugabee..let the “little ones” starve, their motto, not mine.


38 posted on 08/08/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: BigFinn

Our “Give a Damn” is busted.


39 posted on 08/08/2011 12:37:17 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: BigFinn

Do our selfserving elected REALLY believe these starving children will get the money? I think not.


40 posted on 08/08/2011 12:38:01 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: BigFinn

We’re broke and teetering on the edge of social calamity. ALL foreign aid should cease. Let those wealthy oil sheiks fund the Somalis - they ARE fellow muslims, aren’t they?


41 posted on 08/08/2011 1:51:21 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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