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Clinton announces $20 million clean energy program for Africa
The Hill ^ | June 23, 2012 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 06/23/2012 4:41:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday announced a $20 million partnership between the United States and African nations to boost clean energy projects.

The aid money is part of the United States' contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which was launched last year. United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon announced during this week's Rio+20 U.N. summit on sustainable development that 50 countries have pledged $50 billion to the effort, which aims to double the share of global renewable energy by 2030.

“This initiative is already mobilizing significant action from all sectors of society,” Ban said at the summit, according to Reuters. “Working together, we can provide solutions that drive economic growth, expand equity and reduce the risks of climate change.”

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: greenenergy; lootingamerica; marxism; statedepartment; un

1 posted on 06/23/2012 4:41:28 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Twenty Million? With an "M"? That won't buy a month's worth of whiskey for the local potentates. What a joke we have become..
2 posted on 06/23/2012 4:43:40 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

I think Hillary is setting herself up to run for something.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

$20 million?,Why not $20 trillion,doesn’t she care about Africa?


4 posted on 06/23/2012 4:51:56 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hope it works out for the African ‘people’ and not the skimmers in between.
It didn’t work for us tho.

Could become like the now bankrupt companies that made millions
off the taxpayers only to donate it back to the left.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 4:54:04 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people? Answer: Evidently yes.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday announced a $20 million partnership between the United States and African nations to boost clean energy projects.

So who are we borrowing THAT money from?

Any African nations?

Clean energy....the dirtiest scam around.

6 posted on 06/23/2012 4:56:09 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why don’t we help South Africa build some clean NUCLEAR ENERGY plants?


7 posted on 06/23/2012 5:01:38 PM PDT by bagman
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To: donhunt
I think Hillary is setting herself up to run for something.

I wonder what?


8 posted on 06/23/2012 5:06:30 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Obama administration has squandered billions that we don’t have on “clean energy” BS which produces nothing. When you think about it, $20 million on “clean energy” BS is a bargain.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 5:07:32 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why can’t rich politicians just invest their own money?


10 posted on 06/23/2012 5:18:30 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So? Just ad it to the list!

________________________________
The average American hasn’t a CLUE how much of our tax money Obama has sent down Muslim sh*t holes while he plans to slash the military, threatens to cut medicare and withold senior’s social security checks!

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


11 posted on 06/23/2012 5:29:02 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What they need is clean water and food.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 5:30:29 PM PDT by Huskrrrr ( the will)
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To: donhunt

We can only hope she just runs away.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 5:32:04 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mass starvation, tin pot dictators, annual incomes of under $100 per year...and we want to give them windmills. Are we grand?

Compare this to Bush’s effort to stem the AIDS epidemic in Africa.


14 posted on 06/23/2012 5:34:30 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: patriot08

why don’t we just wire them the money? it ain’t worth anything anyway LOL!


15 posted on 06/23/2012 5:36:11 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t they need potable water first?


16 posted on 06/23/2012 5:43:32 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Shady

Pretty soon I can send Africans emails telling them that my rich uncle Ralph died and I need a place to put his 30million dollars.


17 posted on 06/23/2012 5:43:50 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about we give them nothing, and they do something for themselves for once.


18 posted on 06/23/2012 5:44:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So she went to Congress and they gave her 20 million dollars?
Congress does hold the purse strings right?


19 posted on 06/23/2012 5:46:00 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
... announced during this week's Rio+20 U.N. summit on sustainable development that 50 countries have pledged $50 billion to the effort, which aims to double the share of global renewable energy by 2030... ... The U.S. share is $2 billion...

Double it? What a wonderful idea. No one else can make it cost effective so let's give money to Africa and see if they can do better. /s

20 posted on 06/23/2012 5:49:34 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How about food you idiot!!! Clean energy? What a buffoon!! They don’t need clean energy to power nothing they have. Food and housing after the military and government scrape off their fees.


21 posted on 06/23/2012 5:52:27 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Huskrrrr

Great Guns!! let them clean up their countries first! I wonder how much Odinga got.


22 posted on 06/23/2012 5:57:31 PM PDT by RightLady (Throw the Traitors out)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama is such a kind and loving president to help the poor Africans clean up their energy. Let's give him another Nobel Prize!

What's $20 million compared to $5 Trillion anyway?


23 posted on 06/23/2012 6:07:34 PM PDT by garjog
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To: garjog

And who approved this 20M ?

Damn this administration to hell.


24 posted on 06/23/2012 6:16:06 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: EGPWS

Agree. Oh, I want clean energy. Well, why the hell do I want it? I heard it was better from my teachers. Did you ask them how much more it would cost? Uh, NO. I just thought clean sounded better then dirty.


25 posted on 06/23/2012 6:16:20 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Free ThinkerNY

$20 million, isn’t that about 20 wind mills?

Given DumBO’s administrations propensity for green jobs, going out and collecting gnu pies to burn would be green energy jobs.


26 posted on 06/23/2012 6:33:30 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

DEFUND UNaccountable bureaucracies/socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.

See some of the damage they have caused...here...

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

Go ahead...pick some to DEFUND...any 100-1000 would be a good start.

DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

live - free - republic


27 posted on 06/23/2012 7:13:37 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: patriot08

OUTSTANDING post/links! BTTT!


28 posted on 06/23/2012 7:21:19 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: PGalt

Hate to show my stupidy, but what does BTTT mean? LOL


29 posted on 06/23/2012 7:47:27 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08

Bump To The Top

It’s when you don’t have a comment but you want the thread to show up in the latest comments so others will read it.


30 posted on 06/23/2012 7:59:49 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Clinton on Friday announced a $20 million partnership between the United States and African nations to boost clean energy projects.

Okay, but in a partnership there is bilateral benefit and enrichment.

What are we getting in return?

All I see is that we give money and they take it.

31 posted on 06/23/2012 8:37:15 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Rocky

Thanks


32 posted on 06/23/2012 10:21:54 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What fund is she pulling this from? CUT HER OFF!


33 posted on 06/24/2012 5:41:26 AM PDT by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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