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  • FEMA for Kids Rap (your tax dollars at work)

    09/05/2005 4:51:25 PM PDT · by atomic conspiracy · 12 replies · 255+ views
    Little Green Footballs ^ | 9-05-05 | Charles Johnson
    Cue the Drum Loop Are you curious what FEMA’s been spending money on? Well, here’s one project: FEMA for Kids Rap. (Hat tip: Riding Sun.) Cue the drum loop. Disaster . . . it can happen anywhere, But we’ve got a few tips, so you can be prepared For floods, tornadoes, or even a ‘quake, You’ve got to be ready - so your heart don’t break. Disaster prep is your responsibility And mitigation is important to our agency. People helping people is what we do And FEMA is there to help see you through When disaster strikes, we are at...
  • Venezuela's oil firm drops from Fortune 500

    07/18/2005 9:15:48 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 9 replies · 643+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 07 18 05 | A.M. Mora y Leon
    The biggest companies in America are oil companies. And why shouldn't they be? For just one speculative oil well, drilling to seek commercially extractable oil, the bill can easily come to $50 million. And that's just to find it. Getting it out of the ground usually costs a lot more. Multiply the risk with the volatility of oil prices, and the only way to stay in business is to save for a rainy day. Big oil companies are tremendously capitalized. ExxonMobil is the largest company in America. So it's all the more remarkable to see that the new Fortune 500...
  • Perdue Proposes $1 Billion Spending Increase (Republican spending spree)

    01/13/2005 3:38:25 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 60 replies · 963+ views
    wsb radio (Atlanta) ^ | 1/13/05 | wsb radio
    ATLANTA (AP) For the first time in two years, Gov. Sonny Perdue laid out good news to a Georgia Legislature weary of budget cuts, outlining a proposed $1 billion budget increase for next year that will put bulldozers to work on school, road and port construction projects across the state. But even as he outlined his proposed $17.4 billion spending package to a joint legislative session Wednesday night, he cautioned that the ``New Georgia'' he envisions as the first Republican governor since 1870 is one of making government an instrument to help people do more for themselves not to do...