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Old 02-24-2009, 12:39 AM
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Cool US to give '$900m in Gaza aid'

The US gives Israel $3 Billion a year in military aid so that US companies can sell weapons to the Israeli's, who used them to bomb Gaza so it makes perfect sense that the taxpayers now have fork over $900 million to help rebuild Gaza. You just can't make this stuff up, no one would believe it, then again $900 million is small change "...in this economy."

Maybe this is all part of Obama's policy on building infrastructure, the damn Palestinians and Israeli's just misunderstood and got it all backwards.

Don't be surprised to read at some date in the near future, "Feds to pay back Madoff's investors, Total payback will include the fake profits they never made but lost."

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http://english.aljazeera.net/news/am...441935716.html

US to give '$900m in Gaza aid'
Hillary Clinton is to formally announce the aid package
next week, reports say [EPA]

The US is set to offer more than $900m to help rebuild Gaza following Israel's military assault on the Palestinian territory, officials say.

Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, is to formally announce the funding at a donor conference in Egypt next week, one US official told the Reuters news agency on Monday.

The money, which would need to be approved by the US congress, is to be distributed through the UN and other bodies and not via Hamas, the Palestinian group which governs Gaza, said one of the officials, who asked to remain anonymous.

The same official said the pledge was a mix of money already earmarked for the Palestinians and some new funding.

Rob Reynolds, Al Jazeera's senior Washington correspondent, said the administration of Barack Obama, the US president, had not moved towards engaging directly with Hamas but had modified some of its language towards dealing with Palestinians in Gaza.

It was prepared to mention Palestinian suffering without directly linking it to the actions of Hamas, our correspondent said.

The US has repeatedly said it will not hold talks with Hamas unless it recognises Israel, renounces violence and recognises previous Palestinian peace agreements.

In December, the administration of George Bush, Obama's predecessor, said it would give $85m to the UN agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.

Gulf contribution

On Monday, the emir of Qatar also pledged $30m towards the UN's humanitarian projects in Gaza.

The Gulf Co-operation Council of rich Arab Gulf nations said this week that it would set up a fund to support reconstruction in Gaza and invited other Arab countries to contribute.

The size of the fund was to be decided at the donor conference in Egypt, Abdulrahman al-Attiyah, the GCC secretary-general, said, but added that a $1bn offer from Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and $250m from Qatar announced last month would form the "nucleus" of the fund.

The money will be used to directly support rebuilding projects, and not be handed over to any of the Palestinian parties or factions, al-Attiyah added.

Donor conference

The donor conference in Egypt's Sharm el-Sheikh resort aims to raise humanitarian and rebuilding funds for Gaza after Israel's offensive last December which it said was to stop rocket fire against its cities.

A Hamas delegation is also set to attend the conference, a report by the Reuters news agency said.

Preliminary reports have put damage from the offensive, in which more than 1,300 Palestinians died, at almost $2bn.

Clinton's bid to win substantial aid for the Palestinians could face problems in the US congress because Hamas continues to control Gaza and the US focus is on its own ailing economy.

The Quartet group of Middle East mediators - the US, the EU, Russia and the UN - are expected to meet on the sidelines of the Egyptian conference where they will work on their strategy on Gaza, US officials said.

After attending the conference in Egypt, Clinton is expected to go to Israel and the occupied West Bank.

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Old 02-24-2009, 07:44 AM
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My tired eyes this morning read the last line as " After attending the conference in Egypt, Clinton is expected to go occupy the West Bank."
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why?why????? let the saudies rebuild the west bank. this truly stinks!
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:03 AM
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So now we subsidize bankers who convinced morons to buy homes and get credit they can never hope to pay back AND rock throwing savages that will kill us as soon as look at us?

Come on Steve, come over to the dark side. You know you want to give in to the rage. Look what it did for Luke Skywalker...he killed his dad with it.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:04 AM
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Old 03-02-2009, 09:12 PM
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Like we need to save B of A, AIG, Citi and the dufuses who bought a 500k house while making 35k a year!
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:35 AM
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If you stole millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme would you be in jail or at home in your mansion?

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Madoff seeks to keep NYC penthouse, $62M in assets
By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press




NEW YORK ? Bernard Madoff is seeking to keep a $7 million Manhattan penthouse and an additional $62 million in assets, saying they are unrelated to the fraud that authorities say cost victims more than $50 billion. In court papers filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan, Madoff and his lawyer claim the apartment, $45 million in municipal bonds and $17 million more in a separate account all belong to Madoff's wife, Ruth.

The bonds in an account held by Ruth Madoff at COHMAD Securities Corp. and about $17 million held by her in a Wachovia Bank account "are unrelated to the alleged Madoff fraud and only Ruth Madoff has a beneficial interest in these assets," Bernard Madoff and lawyer Ira Sorkin said, according to the papers.

Sorkin declined to comment Monday.

A court-appointed trustee overseeing the liquidation of Madoff's assets has said the apartment and other property used to secure bail was off limits for now. But if there's a conviction, those assets and possibly property of Madoff "insiders" could be seized to help pay claims by alleged victims.

"We are looking at every member of the Madoff family," David Sheen, an attorney representing the trustee, said recently regarding the personal property.

The information was contained in an order of consent asking a judge to grant the federal government authority to seek forfeiture of assets involved in any fraud. It was filed in a case brought by the SEC against Madoff.

Trustee Irving H. Picard has said that nearly $950 million in cash and securities has been recovered for investors so far.

The 70-year-old former Nasdaq chairman has been confined to the Manhattan apartment, purchased in 1984, under house arrest since early December.

He was arrested and charged with securities fraud after authorities said in court papers that he confessed to his sons that he had carried out a giant Ponzi scheme for years, using new money from investors to pay off early investors while bogus statements claimed consistent investment gains.
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Yeah I forgot to mention we should "skywalker" Madoff and his ilk too.

Nope he is in his house, laughing at John Thanes 35K commode....cause his is 50K.
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Time to dump some Tea in the harbor or crack some heads on Wall Street. Or not, I am sure this will all work out fine
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:07 AM
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He must really know where some proverbial dead bodies are buried. I don't have a clue about why this guy gets to demand/ask for anything? The news last night said he was still under house arrest while his lawyers were negotiating with prosecutors (!!).

Negotiating? What, about which jail he should be in? What is there to negotiate?
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:09 AM
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Ship, we don't want to even think about a revolution, it would actually be civil war and end up ugly.

There is no doubt that in any culture, including the U.S. the super rich with the means to hire a dozen lawyers are treated differently by our judicial system. The arrogance of demanding that the penthouse and $62 million should be retained is beyond belief. Are we stupid, did she "save" $62 million from selling cookies at bake sales? You know what, he may just get away with it but the whole family is going to have fight civil lawsuits no matter what happens with the criminal charges.

IMHO There is no way that he personally ran a scam as big and as long as this one on his own. It would have been impossible for one man to issue as many fake statements as was necessary without assistance.

Another thought maybe his attorney needs to keep that $62 million for his legal fees.
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After WW2, didn't the Marshall plan rebuild all of Eurpoe, including Germany?

I dont have a problem with the 900 million to help rebuild the Gaza strip.

About Madoff, I hope they take it all. Let his kids figure out how to take care of mom.
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You are right Walter, after we DEFEATED the Germans. We are not at war with the Gaza Strip, no rockets shot at us.
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Lets look at this objectively....

Israel and Hammas are at "war".

We suply Israel the weapons to destroy Gaza. We then pay to rebuild Gaza.

Me thinks humanity could be better served, at a cheaper price, by burning stacks of new $20 bills in the fireplaces of our citizens whom cant afford to heat their homes.
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