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Obama Unveils $3B Private Sector Pledge to Fight Africa Hunger
abcnews.go.com ^ | 5/18/12 | Mary Bruce

Posted on 05/18/2012 1:24:18 PM PDT by ColdOne

President Obama today announced a $3 billion private sector pledge to support agriculture and help feed Africa’s starving populations, saying the U.S. has a “moral obligation to lead the fight.”

“When tens of thousands of children die from the agony of starvation, as in Somalia, that sends us a message we still got a lot of work to do. It’s unacceptable. It’s an outrage. It’s an affront to who we are,” the president said at the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington.

Arguing that food security is a moral, economic, and security imperative, Obama urged the world’s biggest economies to fulfill their promises to aid the cause financially. The president said additional nations and non-governmental organizations need to “step up and play a role” because government cannot solve the problem alone.

The new shared commitment, which Obama outlined today, aims to raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years.

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1 posted on 05/18/2012 1:24:30 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Maybe his pal George Clooney will come up with the money.


2 posted on 05/18/2012 1:26:04 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: ColdOne

The Obama regime has lifted more veils than the entire membership of the Muslim Brotherhood.


3 posted on 05/18/2012 1:27:01 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: ColdOne

Headline says “private sector” but in the speech he is clearly calling for government funding.


4 posted on 05/18/2012 1:27:27 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ColdOne

Bend Over, Here It Comes Again


5 posted on 05/18/2012 1:31:40 PM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (liberalism is the assault on the natural human condition)
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To: ColdOne; GeronL; onyx; All
Salve Where is Bono? He just got 1.5 billion in stake of Face Book? Where are these rich self-proclaim billionaires. Hypocrisy at its best. Economy is not in full, people lose everything, and Mulato decides to give to Africa as continent, maybe he should be more smart enough to explain what country of Africa? This is so pathetic, my English language is bad enough, this is worst. Merci [Romanian native > ESL]
6 posted on 05/18/2012 1:33:15 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: ColdOne

When tens of thousands of children die from the agony of starvation, as in Somalia, that sends us a message we still got a lot of work to do. It’s unacceptable. It’s an outrage

Hypocrite asshat..
This from a morally bankrupt shite that supports the slaughter of 10’s of thousand of innocent babies in America. What scum!


7 posted on 05/18/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Sorry to say it but if we’re really serious about ending African hunger we would have to re-colonize and start from scratch. The African regimes are the ones responsible for everything going on there AFTER colonialism.


8 posted on 05/18/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by JMS
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To: ColdOne

All famines are man-made.


9 posted on 05/18/2012 1:37:23 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: ColdOne

We can’t donate food to this cause, because it might be outdated or not cooked in a government supervised kitchen. I guess they will just have to starve.


10 posted on 05/18/2012 1:41:05 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: ColdOne

The new shared commitment, which Obama outlined today, aims to raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years.

We have been trying to do this since the 60’s. Hasn’t worked yet.


11 posted on 05/18/2012 1:41:24 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Salve Mister President, Mister President can you hear me? Millions of children are killed before they can even breathe, millions of Christians are being persecuted of truth, millions of American people cannot find jobs, millions of North Koreans are in starvation, millions of millions are suffering, not because of their race, because of political establishment, who works to destroy them. As a person who worked with missionaries, you sir are absolute dubious of facts and reality. Merci [Romanian native > ESL]
12 posted on 05/18/2012 1:41:36 PM PDT by MCSP2008
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To: ColdOne

The new shared commitment, which Obama outlined today, aims to raise 50 million people out of poverty over the next 10 years.

We have been trying to do this since the 60’s. Hasn’t worked yet.


13 posted on 05/18/2012 1:42:17 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

Hey Barry...How much did you give your poverty stricken 1/2 bro that lives in a mud hut?

OH...THAT’S DIFFERENT!


14 posted on 05/18/2012 1:51:18 PM PDT by Pigsley
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To: ColdOne

Afrika wasn’t starving until Mugabe took over Rhodesia..............


15 posted on 05/18/2012 1:58:36 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: ColdOne

Sam Kinnison had some good suggestions:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0q4o58pKwA


16 posted on 05/18/2012 2:00:12 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: ColdOne
People in Africa have been starving since the dawn of time.

If the climatological and political environments weren't encouraging that, they would have figured it out eons ago. Trying to help them figure it out this late in the evolutionary process is both futile and arrogant.

17 posted on 05/18/2012 2:15:35 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ColdOne

How long has Africa been hungry?

Why is Africa always hungry?

I know these are rhetorical questions.


18 posted on 05/18/2012 2:18:59 PM PDT by Signalman ( November, 2012-The End of an Error)
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To: JMS
“Sorry to say it but if we’re really serious about ending African hunger we would have to re-colonize and start from scratch. The African regimes are the ones responsible for everything going on there AFTER colonialism.”

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Correct, Look at Zimbabwe, once called Rhodesia. Was once called “The Bread Bread Basket of Africa”. Now it is just a basket case incapable of feeding itself, with a shattered economy and worthless Fiat currency. I have on my desk a One Hundred TRILLION dollar bank note issued by the “Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe”. I was told by the individual I got it from that in the early eighties One dollar Zimbabwe was worth more than a US dollar.

19 posted on 05/18/2012 2:20:37 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ColdOne

Kenya is in Africa


20 posted on 05/18/2012 2:20:54 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: ColdOne

This is great news. That’s 3 billion less than he can get for his campaign.


21 posted on 05/18/2012 2:34:34 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: ColdOne

And in whose pockets, do you think, that $3B is going to end up?


22 posted on 05/18/2012 2:36:57 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ColdOne
Famine is always a political strategy to eradicate the opposition. Putting bullets in the brains of a few African dictators would do a lot more to ease hunger, but they are all Friends of Obama so that won't happen.
23 posted on 05/18/2012 2:42:10 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: ColdOne

did the commie obama help out his brother in the hut yet?


24 posted on 05/18/2012 2:55:36 PM PDT by biggredd1
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To: ColdOne
Fight African hunger, eh?

For all of my cognitive years on this planet, and I now collect Social Security, people in the United States have been fighting African hunger.

From little Noah's arks piggy banks in Sunday School, to CARE packages, to UNICEF, to the Heifer Project, to late night commercials begging me to "adopt" little Mbwebwe from Dumwacky Africa for fifty cents a week or an entire village for two bucks, I have been implored to help starving Africans every fricking year of my entire life!

And now the great Idi Obama is asking folks to pony up 3 Billions bucks to end all that?

It's like throwing a glass of water into the ocean to make it taste less salty.

25 posted on 05/18/2012 3:13:24 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: ColdOne
Gangs and wars ripple through that area. - why are we enabling a crazy destructive mentality?

Wars and Playing Pirate might be fun, but not on our dime. We've got problems here at home... Whatever bribes and kickbacks liberals get from these folks, it just has to stop. We;re broke. Someone else will have to feed them so they can make more pirates and killers.

26 posted on 05/18/2012 3:37:44 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Headline says “private sector” but in the speech he is clearly calling for government funding.

Liberals lie...

27 posted on 05/18/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by GOPJ ( "A Dog In Every Pot" - freeper ETL)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

By a weird coincidence, there hadn’t been hunger in Africa until this year, which just happens to be an election year.

Africa’s only major problems are socialism and Islam.

Thanks ColdOne.


28 posted on 05/19/2012 5:14:52 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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