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White House announces $105 million in Africa aid
Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2011

Posted on 08/08/2011 6:47:36 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has approved $105 million for humanitarian efforts in the Horn of Africa to combat worsening drought and famine.

White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation and health services to those in need.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; drought; famine; foreignaid; humanitarianaid; somalia

1 posted on 08/08/2011 6:47:40 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

F Africa.

Detroit is getting bulldozed, and 50% of Detroit cannot READ.


2 posted on 08/08/2011 6:48:49 PM PDT by LyinLibs (All moslems are somewhere on the killing-you spectrum)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“Announces?” Usually, this bunch “unveils” stuff.


3 posted on 08/08/2011 6:48:56 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Liz

Obama Slush Fund!


4 posted on 08/08/2011 6:49:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No!

Hell no!!

F’n Obama-snot no!!!


5 posted on 08/08/2011 6:50:52 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Guess we are rich and the last few days were a fantasy.


6 posted on 08/08/2011 6:50:56 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The parents need to take the credit card away from that boy.


7 posted on 08/08/2011 6:51:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation and health services to those in need.”

Should read: White House press secretary Jay Carney says the money will help provide food, shelter, water, and sanitation and health services to al-Shabab.


8 posted on 08/08/2011 6:51:40 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

QUIT COPYING DUBYA! Stop pissing away tax payer dollars on Africa!


9 posted on 08/08/2011 6:52:28 PM PDT by KantianBurke
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geez, this money coulda been used for Katrina victims.


10 posted on 08/08/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What am I missing? Where in the hell did this jacka$$ get the money to send to Africa? And it’ll wind up in the guerrillas’ hands. Is this guy nuts or what?


11 posted on 08/08/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Beautiful, what do you think of this one...simple compared to your beautiful work.

CONSIDER A PIGGY BANK TO OPERATE FREE REPUBLIC

You won't even miss the 25 or 50 cents A DAY, but at the end of the month you will have at least $5 to donate so FR can operate smoothly, or you will moan and grown and go into withdrawal when it is down, because of broken parts, or overloaded servers

OR DO YOU WANT A REPEAT OF THIS


12 posted on 08/08/2011 6:52:44 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bush Has Quietly Tripled Aid to Africa ($9 billion)

Dec. 31, 2006.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/30/AR2006123000941.html


13 posted on 08/08/2011 6:54:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AA+. We’re all Africans now.


14 posted on 08/08/2011 6:54:57 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Free Republic- Still AAA++ rated)
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To: GailA

If we have to borrow it from China then why don’t they give it to them direct to save a step.


15 posted on 08/08/2011 6:58:17 PM PDT by cp124 (Government is value subtracted.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
It's from Obama's stash.....


16 posted on 08/08/2011 7:03:34 PM PDT by Iron Munro (One Trillion seconds = 31,709.79 YEARS / One Trillion dollars = Obama's small change)
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To: cp124

Why don’t they borrow it themselves...oh, I forgot they have no credit rating due to the dictators taking all the aide money we’ve spent in the past decade. They were warned about over grazing, etc, they refuse to come out of the 1700’s, except for cell phones and weapons.


17 posted on 08/08/2011 7:09:40 PM PDT by GailA (Any congress critter who fails to keep faith with the Military, will NOT keep faith with YOU!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Some of us still just don’t get it.


18 posted on 08/08/2011 7:10:49 PM PDT by andyk (Interstate != Intrastate)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As a mother, it truly breaks my heart to see the children in Somalia/Africa suffering. It is hard to watch, disturbing to think about. However, I just saw a report about Haiti a few days ago. The reporter was reporting from a ‘tent city’ where he said about 30,000 people are living now — and have been living for 18 months now. His exact words were that ‘nothing really has changed since the earthquake.’ I know that millions, and perhaps billions, of dollars have been sent and donated to that nation. And you are telling me that nothing has changed in 18 months? That only tells me that the gov’t is corrupt, money is stolen and/or misspent, and is being pretty much flushed down the toilet.

If there are better ways to directly help these people, I’m all for it. But so far it just seems to go to corrupt thugs and innocent people die regardless.


19 posted on 08/08/2011 7:11:21 PM PDT by AUJenn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

America is on the verge of complete financial collapse. Our credit rating is now in the toilet, we have millions out of work with no good news in sight.

All of this and much more, but in spite of it all, Obama just watches America go to hell, while he takes care of HIS Africans.... with our money.

This bastard continues this insanity while 320 million American citizens can’t do a damn thing about it.

If this were happening at sea, the Captain would have already been fed to the sharks.


20 posted on 08/08/2011 7:13:58 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cut up 0bama's Credit card !!

Or downgrade his credit rating again !!


21 posted on 08/08/2011 7:14:10 PM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let’s all wave goodbye to our money.


22 posted on 08/08/2011 7:15:24 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’re GIVING $105mil to the horn of africans and our money standing in the world has dropped from AAA to AA??? Give me a break. We need those dollars here, not spread around the world to people who HATE US. Even remove our dollars from the arab countries who HATE US. Let them eat dust with frosting.


23 posted on 08/08/2011 7:20:08 PM PDT by tillacum
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To: All; Free ThinkerNY
The late comedian Sam Kinson had an act about perpetual famine in Africa, it boiled down to this: "Move where the food is!"

This aid is probably a waste of money. Typically it never gets to those in need, food rots on docks, money is intercepted by warlords, etc.

Let's not forget this $105 million will be BORROWED money.

24 posted on 08/08/2011 7:25:53 PM PDT by newzjunkey (the circular firing squad has got to end now)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah! Which bright bulb announced we have “lots of money” in the last couple of week?


25 posted on 08/08/2011 7:26:56 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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105 million? Just add it to the list:

BiLLIONS FOR JIHAD!

Obamas 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and passed by the full committee.
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/1...
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obeys office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

$3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

$400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

Afghanistan:$1.52 billion,$86 million above the request

West Bank and Gaza:$665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

Jordan:$250 million,$250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

Egypt:$360 million,$310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance,$50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

Pakistan:$1.9 billion,$591 million above the request

Iraq:$968 million,$336 million above the request

Oversight:$20 million,$13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
Lebanon:$74 million

International Food Assistance:$500 million,$200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

Refugee Assistance:$343 million,$50 million above the request, including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

Disaster Assistance:$200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

Peacekeeping:$837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

Department of Justice:$17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/... #

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-...

And THAT’S just the tip of the iceberg.
THIS will blow your mind!!

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/
They should have 2010 up, but they don’t. That’s where you’ll find Obama’s largesse towards Muslim countries really go off the charts.
.
http://www.foreignassistance.gov/DataView.aspx

charts:

http://gbk.eads.usaidallnet.gov/data/fast-facts.html


26 posted on 08/08/2011 7:32:02 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah.... : )


27 posted on 08/08/2011 8:05:23 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: patriot08; All

Thank you very much for this most informative post!!


28 posted on 08/08/2011 8:06:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just their way of Laundering our money. They have been doing it for years. Just ask Hill and Bill and George and Laura, oh and George and Barbara. Throw in a Queen E and Prince Charles....hell never let a crisis go to waste!


29 posted on 08/08/2011 8:09:19 PM PDT by marygam ((Hurry November 2012, we might not make it))
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To: AUJenn
"If there are better ways to directly help these people, I’m all for it."


30 posted on 08/08/2011 8:11:37 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: LyinLibs

Very good point - where is Sharpton and Jackson? They should be demanding that this 105 million be sent to Detroit.


31 posted on 08/08/2011 8:14:01 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cap the spending, cut the program.


32 posted on 08/08/2011 8:15:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mr. Wright

Shhhhhh!


33 posted on 08/08/2011 8:17:41 PM PDT by endthematrix (The Name of the Game is BAILOUT.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

That’s a relief...I sure can’t wait to wake up ;)


34 posted on 08/08/2011 8:19:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Norm Lenhart

Once again....yeah : )


35 posted on 08/08/2011 8:45:06 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Effing hilarious. We’re effing broke because our credit sucks and nobody wants our debt and we’ll just print up 105 million for Africa.

Can we stop being the world’s sugar daddy? Finally?


36 posted on 08/08/2011 9:04:05 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Just going to make a historical note:

Civil wars invariably start from the middle class. They (we) have the means, the knowledge, and the will. The lower class doesn't.

Here's how it works: the middle class gets sick of being used and revolts. Or they get crushed into ineffectiveness first.

That's why the prime enemy of the marxists is the middle class. That is who obastard is trying to crush. And marxists use the lower class - here urban bangers and muslimes - to do it.

Short version: It's a race: Do we get crushed into ineffectiveness before we revolt (at the ballot box - yes, still an option but 2012 will be the last chance)? And that's also why the statists hate us Tea Partiers, for we are largely of the middle class...

37 posted on 08/08/2011 9:59:00 PM PDT by piytar (The Obama Depression. Say it early, say it often. Why? Because it's TRUE.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder how much help they’ll give Texas for their statewide drought of dangerous proportions.

Nothing? That’s what I thought.


38 posted on 08/08/2011 10:10:39 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: AUJenn

We’d better save ourselves before we try again (for the umteenth time) to save the world.


39 posted on 08/08/2011 10:14:57 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: stephenjohnbanker; bluecat6; Faith

I’m glad to see some of you agreeing with me.
I’ve had faith in Orley from the start.
God bless her. She has put her whole life on hold- and in danger to go after Obama.


40 posted on 08/08/2011 10:43:38 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: All

Sorry wrong thread


41 posted on 08/08/2011 10:47:40 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Gator113

America is on the verge of complete financial collapse. Our credit rating is now in the toilet, we have millions out of work with no good news in sight.

All of this and much more, but in spite of it all, Obama just watches America go to hell, while he takes care of HIS Africans.... with our money.

This bastard continues this insanity while 320 million American citizens can’t do a damn thing about it.

If this were happening at sea, the Captain would have already been fed to the sharks.


Well stated and worth repeating. OFTEN!!


42 posted on 08/09/2011 5:16:16 PM PDT by Netizen
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