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Obama To Spend $200 Million Per Day On Mumbai Boondoggle While Wounded Soldiers Beg For Donations
Gateway Pundit ^ | November 3,2010 | Lady Liberty

Posted on 11/03/2010 4:25:28 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Congratulations America. You have just experienced another free, open and peaceful election. Thank a soldier!

Yesterday, amid the swirl of midterm election news, it was announced that President Obama’s trip to Mumbai, India would cost $200 million per day. His retinue includes 3,000 people including Secret Service agents, US government officials and journalists, 40 aircraft, and three Marine One choppers that will be disassembled in the US, flown to Mumbai, and reassembled in India to ferry the president and his family and to evacuate them in case of any emergency. Also included is military personnel to ensure his safety.

He has reserved the entire Taj Mahal Hotel. All 570 odd rooms, banquet halls, restaurants, etc. In addition to hundreds of rooms in other 5 star hotels around Mumbai. Obviously no expense will be spared.

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To: cubreporter
Will someone tell me what the purpose of this trip is?

When you find out, ping me. However, I doubt we will know the real reason.
51 posted on 11/03/2010 5:43:23 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Hojczyk

The extent of the entourage is really troubling. There is something going on that is being hidden and it isn’t good for America.


52 posted on 11/03/2010 5:44:20 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: paul51
it includes some spending money being provided to the travelers

Oh well that explains it! NOT.

Two hundred million a day. Say each of three thousand people get, what? over sixty thousand dollars a day? Or if anyone at all gets less....someone's actually getting MORE than that?

Sorry. I do not believe it. Not even 0bama and Mantoinette can spend like that.

53 posted on 11/03/2010 5:45:01 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Save the liver!)
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To: Undocumented_capitalist

A recent picture is worth a thousand words, for all it’s progress India is still a mix of poverty, trash, cow dung, and it’s other side of middle class wealth....it has only half-changed. It has an allure and many love it. My neighbor and her husband lived in India for a few years, but these photos are from someone recently there for two months:

http://www.chinasmack.com/2010/pictures/filthy-india-photos-chinese-netizen-reactions.html

Enjoy.


54 posted on 11/03/2010 5:46:10 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: CynicalBear

Obama is leaving the country with his family, his entire staff and hundreds of SS and FBI.

Also he is taking with him hundreds of CEOs.

What does he know? Does anyone want to take a vacation in D.C. or NYC while he is gone? I don’t think so.


55 posted on 11/03/2010 5:47:47 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: ladyjane

>> What does he know? Does anyone want to take a vacation in D.C. or NYC while he is gone? I don’t think so.<<

You’re kind of thinking along the same lines as I am.


56 posted on 11/03/2010 5:50:43 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: presently no screen name

Thanks for the congrats for our state. It’s been a LONG time coming, trying to overcome the 2 lefty counties. But we did it.

Mitt won’t win, huckabee won’t win, they’re both McCain wannabes, and we’re so beyond that. They are so Dole. I hope we’ll get fresh blood. But, I’ll tell you, I won’t vote for either of those clowns. I don’t care if my vote is wasted. I’ve been of the mindset, screw the national GOP. And I’ve told them, point blank, we won’t donate to you, take us off your list. Funny, they don’t call here anymore.

Our local guys are on board with supporting tea party guys. conservatives, if they get nominated, our state GOP is 100% behind them. We defeated Feingold and got Ron Johnson, Ron is going to be our perfect conservative senator. Keep your eye on him.

F the national party. They are so yesterday.


57 posted on 11/03/2010 5:54:23 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: presently no screen name

If true we should be jamming the phones demanding that Congress get an accounting. $200M a day is inexcusable extravagance.
It wouldn’t even be worth it if they kept him permanently. Wellll...ok maybe then. Otherwise — heat up the phones. Protest. Howl.


58 posted on 11/03/2010 5:58:20 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Save the liver!)
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To: FrankR

I do not understand why i have not heard about this in the media this is ridiculous and this fraud should be ashamed of himself


59 posted on 11/03/2010 6:03:12 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Loud Mime
I feel that there’s going to be trouble in India.

I feel there is going to be trouble here in the US.

Obama is taking with him his family, his entire staff, hundreds of SS and FBI, and hundreds of CEOs of leading corporations.

What does he know?

60 posted on 11/03/2010 6:03:38 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
you'll never make it as a politician. 100k walking around money is chump change to royalty and you don't expect them to come home with empty pockets do you? when the vault is open, you have to make the most of it. opportunities like this don't come around every day.
61 posted on 11/03/2010 6:05:05 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: scooby321

If this were Bush, the trip would have been cancelled because of all the outrage coming from the left.


62 posted on 11/03/2010 6:06:16 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: ladyjane
What does he know? Does anyone want to take a vacation in D.C. or NYC while he is gone? I don’t think so.

Let's not forget that 'dry run'...

63 posted on 11/03/2010 6:09:30 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Hojczyk

And frail seniors are in the commodities line in ever increasing numbers...while he parties and gives money to illegals.


64 posted on 11/03/2010 6:23:11 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: sodpoodle
Apparently people really do die from falling coconuts.

They do! When I lived in the West Indies, someone died from a coconut falling. One fell right in front of me and it fell HARD.

65 posted on 11/03/2010 6:34:00 PM PDT by Grenada
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To: who knows what evil?
Let's not forget that 'dry run'...

I'm not sure it was a dry run. It might have been a diversion.

Possibly it was an attempt to send explosives into the country. They weren't supposed to explode then but rather used in a dirty bomb while Obama is in India.

Make that multiple dirty bombs in DC, NYC, LAX and Chicago.

66 posted on 11/03/2010 6:49:59 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Hojczyk

67 posted on 11/03/2010 7:08:17 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Homosexuals oppose diversity.)
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To: ladyjane
Ladyjane, I feel a terrible foreboding...and a need to get on the road to my children. It's that freaked-out mother thing...and I can't shake it...I can't help it.

My antenna really went up when Gibbs made a big deal in saying that the decision to take the girls was an afterthought--no big deal one way or the other--that it was a later, sort of ambivalent decision to take them...but what he said seemed staged. What's the purpose of a big explanation (if not for a real need and early-on plan for the girls to go?) It all struck me as odd, and it gave me a sinking feeling.

68 posted on 11/03/2010 7:25:51 PM PDT by Miss Behave
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
It wouldn’t even be worth it if they kept him permanently.

LOL! True but they can't keep him - he needs to return because he has a vacation planned for Hawaii in December.
69 posted on 11/03/2010 7:41:20 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ladyjane

And Hillary is out of the country, also.


70 posted on 11/03/2010 7:46:17 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Kackikat

Did you read in my post where I said there are half a Billion poor people in India? The point I was making is about the positive change I saw there from decades ago.
But yes there are a lot of poor people and slums in the largest democracy in the world. Point is there are also a whole bunch of ultra modern segments which were absent just after independence in 1947.

And I have walked through many slums in India. I also have walked through ghetto’s in Chicago. I was mugged not too far from Univ of Chicago at Hyde park station. Never had that experience in India in the poorest of neighborhoods.

Divorce rate, murder rate, contraband drug usage etc is much higher in US. I still recall the definition of a fool which I learned in Sanskrit....which said a fool sees the smallest blemish in others but has no awareness of large blemishes of his own.


71 posted on 11/03/2010 8:15:13 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Pure is the enemy of good.)
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To: FrankR
He should be investigated for this...

He should be denied re-entry into the country.

72 posted on 11/03/2010 8:16:45 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Undocumented_capitalist

Are you always this combative?

I was just confirming my point, and I have nothing against India. One of my favorite people in the news was Mother Theresa, in the past, and her commitment there. She was truly a Saint....and I’m not a catholic, either.

This conversation seems pointless to me, as I was commenting, humorously, on the Obama trip with the coconut trees being cut down. I don’t understand cutting down
perfectly good trees that provide a type of food.

Please, lighten up. Life is too short.

Yes, America has problems, especially in the area of crime, and that will come to any society, with the great divide between the poor, and the prosperous. Add television, violence onscreen, and let the modern teenagers get a taste of materialism, and you will see similar types of criminal behavior in any democratic country. We see it in American cities, where the poor ghettos back up to wealthy neighborhoods. It becomes a grinding spear into the poor youth, of what they do not have.

We have gangs, and drugs rampant, because so many have given up on getting out of their situation. It is years of food stamps, welfare, and less opportunities for a better education in those inner cities. Hope is jobs, and a way out through education, and encouragement that says “you can do this.”

The American Dream is still possible with a lot of hard work, and staying out of debt. Communism removes hope from the masses, and life is just a boring, painful wait til death. I look at pictures of communist peoples on the news or in clips, and few smiles, no joy, and it’s just zombies without a lot of emotion. I wouldn’t want to live like that.

I am an independent conservative, but I do believe in some social programs, however I also believe a hand up is better than a hand out. Poverty is no excuse for lack of accountability in crime, and we have crossed the line in our country, because we excuse people for bizarre reasons.

The USA is still the best thing that ever happened, and hopefully we will get a chance to return to the years of it’s great prosperity, and less crime, because new opportunites abound. However, I am a realist, and a christian, so I think we will face some difficult days ahead.

I hope India handles it’s prosperity and poverty better than we have, only time will tell.

Have a good evening. Ciao


73 posted on 11/03/2010 9:06:27 PM PDT by Kackikat (There is no such thing as a free lunch, because someone paid, somewhere.)
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To: Kackikat

Salute!

and please watch this short youtube video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ4mEllAin4


74 posted on 11/03/2010 9:09:42 PM PDT by Undocumented_capitalist (Pure is the enemy of good.)
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To: presently no screen name

taking 34 war ships?????? What the????


75 posted on 11/04/2010 6:19:39 AM PDT by cubreporter ( Trust Rush and you won't go wrong.)
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To: presently no screen name; Miss Behave
And Hillary is out of the country, also.

Where is Joe Biden? Where is the next in line Nancy Pelosi?

76 posted on 11/04/2010 6:34:42 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: CynicalBear

last week as the Russian military tested their inter-continental missiles, the US announced that 50 of our NORAD missiles were out of commission due to computer failure.
Could there be a threat the US government knows about and team Obama are all going to be out of the country when the ballon goes up??

09/11/01 = 11/09/10 ??


77 posted on 11/04/2010 8:10:14 AM PDT by ELEFTARIA ("in war, truth is the first casualty")
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To: ELEFTARIA

>>09/11/01 = 11/09/10 ??<<

How interesting. I have seen somewhere that the 9/11 date meant something to Muslims but I have forgotten where I saw that.

I do believe the large number of diplomats and CEOs has some significance. It’s more like an offshore command center then a diplomatic trip.


78 posted on 11/04/2010 9:03:48 AM PDT by CynicalBear
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