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  • Pakistan: 92 per cent of USAID projects go to US NGOs (Note to Tea Partiers: All aid is fraud)

    Pakistan: 92 per cent of USAID projects go to US NGOs By Umar Cheema (The NEWS) ISLAMABAD: Over 92 percent of the US aid money granted in previous years is being spent through the American NGOs resulting in the return of a fair portion of the financial assistance back to the donor country. The News investigation found that of the projects run through $1.05 billion assistance, the government agencies were granted an amount of $29.68 million (2.78% of the total amount), UN bodies received $50.80 million (4.8%) and US NGOs bagged projects of $960 million (92.30%). This coincides with Ambassador...
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY - JAPAN - post news here....

    03/20/2011 12:28:54 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 66 replies
    any ^ | 3/20/2011 | any
    Post news of Recovery and Relief in Japan....and ways to help.....HERE Here is previous thread....
  • RELIEF - RECOVERY Thread - JAPAN March 18, 2011

    03/18/2011 2:48:40 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 19 replies
    Anywhere ^ | 3/18/11 | anyone
    In order to keep people appraised of the RELIEF and RECOVERY efforts going on in Japan, and also to focus on the NEEDS they have, this thread is posted.
  • LIVE THREAD...Japan RESCUE operations Information...

    03/17/2011 4:13:20 PM PDT · by goodnesswins · 30 replies
    All Sources ^ | 3/17/11 | Any
    I think it would be good to separate the Nuclear Reactor news from the RESCUE operation in Japan....that's the purpose of this thread. Please add links you find.
  • Financial Aid for Illegal Students OK’d

    03/17/2011 12:57:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | 3/17/11 | Dave Roberts
    Sacramento, California - The Assembly Higher Education Committee approved two bills on Tuesday allowing college students who are in the state illegally to receive financial aid. Dubbed the California Dream Act, AB130 allows illegal immigrants to receive privately funded college scholarships, and AB131 allows them to receive taxpayer-funded financial aid such as Cal Grants. Currently, illegal students who spend at least three years in California high schools pay only the in-state tuition rate — a significant cost savings over legal citizens from other states who are attending California colleges. That benefit was provided by AB540, which passed in 2001.
  • Request to Japanese/Japan-based Freepers: What's best, fastest way to send aid to most affected?

    03/17/2011 6:30:25 AM PDT · by quesney · 142 replies
    To Japanese and Japan-based Freepers: What's the best, quickest way of getting aid to people on the ground directly -- via local groups, religious instutitons, etc. I'd rather not give it to an international bureaucracy like the Red Cross (Japanese website was confusing), other NGO's or government. This is being posted Front/Breaking because I imagine a lot of other Freepers want this info and, let's face it, it's an emergency over there and these people need quick, effective help as soon as they can get it. I've seen too many stories of waste, corruption and abuse (Haiti, Katrina, etc.) and...
  • “Why do we need to pay them to hate us?”: our foreign aid policy makes no sense

    03/08/2011 7:21:32 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 10 replies ^ | MARCH 8TH, 2011 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    Recently Texas Republican Congressman Ted Poe reintroduced an idea whose time might have finally come. He addressed Congress asking that we review the Foreign Aid we are sending to countries around the world with the purpose of cutting most of it. Referring to the many countries with their hands out looking for Foreign Aid, Poe asked a very direct question, “Why do we need to pay them to hate us?” Poe’s fact filled, but brief, speech contained some compelling points. We are giving Foreign Aid money, our tax money, to 150 of the 192 countries of the world. Some of...
  • US Taxpayer-Funded Foreign Aid Received by 150/192 Countries in the World!

    03/07/2011 5:45:23 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies · 2+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | March 7, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
     That's us dishing-out an allowance to  over 78% of the nations in existence... Thanks US taxpayers- but most of them still hate you anyway. And if you feel like a chump- you should: we'll be paying for this dubious investement (+interest) ad infinitum: America doesn't have any money to be giving-away in the first place, all discretionary federal spending is in-effect borrowed these days... [video of Rep Ted Poe (R-Tx)  on foreign aid and where it goes -here-] Maybe for a start we could cut-off, say, Moscow or Beijing... or so you'd think! The interactive foreign aid map linked below tells all......
  • Obama Admin. Proposes $3.1 Billion For Pakistan

    02/15/2011 10:22:48 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 22 replies · 2+ views
    PTI ^ | February 15, 2011 | PTI
    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama has proposed to Congress a $3.1 billion in financial assistance to Pakistan for the year 2012. This is part of the administration's ongoing effort towards its continued funding for operations and assistance in key regions of the world -- Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Of this as many as $1.9 billion in assistance has been proposed to promote a secure, stable, democratic and prosperous Pakistan with a focus on energy, economic growth, agriculture, the delivery of health and education services, and strengthening the Government of Pakistan's capacity to govern effectively and accountably. $1.5 billion of this...
  • Living On US dole, Pakistan Builds Fourth Plutonium Reactor

    02/10/2011 9:33:06 AM PST · by James C. Bennett · 4 replies
    The Times of India ^ | February 10, 2011 | The Times of India
    WASHINGTON: Despite being in the throes of a crippling political and economic crisis and almost entirely dependent on handouts from the United States and multilateral aid, Pakistan is poking a finger in the international community's eye. Days after it was revealed that Islamabad has doubled its nuclear weapons' inventory in the past decade, American experts have discovered that it has begun building a fourth plutonium-producing reactor to produce even more nuclear bombs to add to the 100-plus it already has. The Washington-based Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) announced on Wednesday that it has obtained commercial satellite imagery from...
  • Haitian Aid Goes Down the Toilet

    02/02/2011 6:52:31 PM PST · by tysonbam · 12 replies
    The Battalion ^ | Feb. 2nd, 2011 | Taylor Wolken
    On January 12, 2010, an earthquake reaching a magnitude of 7.0 rocked Haiti. Over the next two weeks, 52 aftershocks measuring a magnitude of 4.5 or greater had added to the devastation. The city of Port-au-Prince was littered with rubble and death as impromptu tent cities sprang up everywhere. By July, an estimated $1.3 billion in funds had been raised by U.S. relief organizations. Charity is one of the most selfless, noble activities in which a person can participate; however, good intentions do not always beget good results. A year later the bodies are gone. The tent cities have upgraded...
  • Israel should give up US military aid

    01/23/2011 10:06:04 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 27 replies
    Globes, Israel ^ | 19 January 11 | Ran Dagoni
    Israel should give up US military aid It would be wise for Israel to take the initiative, before Tea Party Republicans make a move. 19 January 11 15:06, Ran Dagoni, Washington The time has come to bid goodbye to the military aid that the US extends to Israel, that generous package (currently worth $3 billion) that enables the Israeli taxpayer to share the cost of procuring equipment for the IDF with the US taxpayer. Israel should itself initiate the process of detachment from the Washington breast. It should be done gradually, on terms that will enable Israel to wean itself...
  • U.S. may delay aid for Israel's anti-rocket system due to budget woes

    12/25/2010 10:08:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    haaretz ^ | 12/25/10 | Amos Harel
    Delay comes as a result of Obama's difficulties in pushing next year's budget through Congress due to Republican opposition. American aid to Israel for developing and buying additional Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries might be delayed for at least a few months due to President Barack Obama's difficulties in pushing next year's budget through Congress. The delay will mean a long wait before the weapons can be bought from Rafael Advanced Defense Systems. In May, the House of Representatives approved Obama's decision to grant $205 million in special aid to Israel to buy the additional batteries and intercept missiles. Israel has...
  • Iran said to have cut Hizbullah aid by 40%

    12/15/2010 4:00:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 12/15/10 | YAAKOV KATZ
    Terror organization faces unprecedented crisis, according to Israeli intelligence assessments, stirring tension with its Iranian patrons. Iran has cut the annual budget it provides Hizbullah by over 40 percent, stirring an unprecedented crisis within the Lebanese Shi’ite guerrilla organization. This comes, according to recent Israeli intelligence assessments, just weeks before a United Nations tribunal is expected to accuse Hizbullah of assassinating former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri in 2005.
  • More Than Half Leave Obama Mortgage-Aid Program (Just another 'bureaucratic nightmare')

    11/21/2010 6:28:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Memphis Daily News ^ | 11/22/10 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) – More than half of the 1.4 million homeowners who enrolled in the Obama administration's flagship foreclosure-prevention program have fallen out.</p> <p>A separate report Thursday showed that the number of Americans at risk of foreclosure improved slightly over the summer. The Mortgage Bankers Association said that about 9.1 percent of homeowners had missed at least one mortgage payment in the July-September quarter. That was down from 9.9 percen6t in the April-June quarter and compared to a record high of more than 10 percent in the January-March quarter.</p>
  • Mosque Makeovers With Your Tax Dollars

    11/11/2010 7:18:33 PM PST · by takenoprisoner · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Channel 2 Action News Atlanta ^ | 11-11-10 | Channel 2 Atlanta un-named investigator
    WASHINGTON, D.C -- A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that the State Department is sending millions of dollars to save mosques overseas. This investment has received criticism as the United States makes an effort to slash nearly $4 trillion in government spending.
  • Relations with Pakistan not at India's expense: US

    10/23/2010 7:16:25 AM PDT · by James C. Bennett
    The Economic Times ^ | 23 October, 2010 | The Economic Times
    WASHINGTON: As it announced a whopping $2.29 billion in new military aid to Pakistan despite India's concerns in this regard, the United States has said its ties with Islamabad do not come at the expense of India and vice-versa. "This is a subject (India's concerns about US military assistance to Pakistan) that comes up in all of our discussions with high-level Indian officials. It comes up in all of our discussions with high-level Pakistani officials," US State Department spokesman P J Crowley told reporters when asked about New Delhi's concerns on the issue. "We continue to provide the same message...
  • Top Companies Aid Chamber of Commerce in Policy Fights

    10/21/2010 8:26:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/21/10 | Eric Lipton*
    Prudential Financial sent in a $2 million donation last year as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce kicked off a national advertising campaign to weaken the historic rewrite of the nation’s financial regulations. Dow Chemical delivered $1.7 million to the chamber last year as the group took a leading role in aggressively fighting proposed rules that would impose tighter security requirements on chemical facilities. And Goldman Sachs, Chevron Texaco, and Aegon, a multinational insurance company based in the Netherlands, donated more than $8 million in recent years to a chamber foundation that has been critical of growing federal regulation and spending....
  • Viva Palestina' aid flotilla set to depart for Gaza

    10/14/2010 5:30:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] ^ | 10/14/10 | Staff
    A flotilla of ships titled the "Viva Palestina" convoy, hailed by organizers as the largest convoy to break the Gaza embargo, is set to depart this weekend, organizers announced Thursday. The flotilla has been cleared to sail from Syria to the Egyptian port of Al-Arish, from where it will make its way into Gaza. The Egyptian government announced that it will allow the aid convoy to dock at Al-Arish seaport while en route to Gaza. Hussam Zaki of the Egyptian Foreign Ministry confirmed that the convoy will be allowed access to Gaza however he insisted George Galloway, the British ex-parliamentarian
  • China rises and rises, yet still gets foreign aid

    09/27/2010 12:41:12 PM PDT · by goldendays · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 09/27/2010 | GILLIAN WONG
    China rises and rises, yet still gets foreign aid BEIJING — China spent tens of billions of dollars on a dazzling 2008 Olympics. It has sent astronauts into space. It recently became the world's second largest economy. Yet it gets more than $2.5 billion a year in foreign government aid — and taxpayers and lawmakers in donor countries are increasingly asking why. With the global economic slowdown crimping government budgets, many countries are finding such generosity politically and economically untenable. China says it's still a developing country in need of aid, while some critics argue that the money should go...