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Obama announces new $7 billion power initiative for Africa

President Obama, calling for the U.S. to "up our game" when it comes to Africa, on Sunday announced a $7 billion government-backed initiative to increase access to electric power in sub-Saharan Africa.

He unveiled the plan during a speech to students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, a major stop on the president's tour of the continent.

Obama said the U.S. government would spend at least $7 billion toward the goal of doubling access to electric power, bolstered by investments from private sector partners.

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Where oh where has my little phone gone? Where oh where...

Where oh where could she be?

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul


Is this so more snooping can happen?

Census workers survey residents & tabulate demographics.

Radio, television, & such broadcast what NSA already knows.

For all other surveillance, there are cell phones.

He who generates power, grants himself first use over all that surround him.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

Mr O applies for another foreign exchange program. $7 B stipend.

Cape Town, South Africa Internships. Mr O applies for another foreign exchange program. Package includes airfare, food & lodging plus $7B stipend.

This foreign exchange program may offset some expenses by using the soon to be vacant White House for housing foreign exchange students able to come from Africa to accept Washington DC summer internships.

The economies for both continents are projected to increase by several billion dollars.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

bet the money goes to a corporatist

and Africa gets a piece of dung

Government is supposed to protect our freedom, our property, our privacy, not invade it. Ron Paul 2007

In other words ...

... yet another initiative for companies connected to the Military Industrial Complex to get no-bid awards for building projects so they can get paid 10 times the amount that would be paid in a free market, at let Americans pay for it.

US tax money -> IRS -> Foreign Aid -> African dictators -> Politically-connected contractors (Military Industrial Complex), as well as the African dictators' friends and family shell companies -> creating more African debt (US will most likely supply *some* funds with the World Bank/IMF extending loans to the African country to get them in debt) -> African countries in debt -> need more money -> need more US foreign aid -> US needs more tax money ("because of the sequester," of course) -> need more tax dollars from YOU.

Check out the interview of John Perkins, author of "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man."

Same story, different actor spewing the dramatic lines to the audience of fools.

That's Odd (?)

There's not enough money for Meals on Wheels and aircraft control towers because of the sequester but all sort of money is available to give f-16s to the Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt, supply Syrian rebels with weapons, and develop Africa's infrastructure.

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I wouldn't object to the 7 Billion,

if he'd just stay there among his people to administer it.

Undo what Wilson did

I hope African realize that this is not a gift, but a noose.

What government gives, government can take away if punishments are needed.

Auf Deutsch, Der Gift means the Poison.

Free includes debt-free!

Yeah, Right, a Noose.--Ha Ha!

If they don't want to comply, they can always say so-long...and...thanks, suckers!
Cut off all of these bottom-feeding welfare recipients.

What An Ugly Society We've Turned Into

So basically American's are having the IRS seize their bank account, take their homes, throw them in jail so Obama can give free goodies to ANOTHER COUNTRY?

I hate to say it, but I now hate America.

Please don't hate America.

save your loathing for the people who are the United Nations.
Break away from the UN, recognise the CIA for what it is (a private militia) and many of your problems will be fixable.