Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Feds Hid Spending During Government Shutdown tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b006fd04a970d 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 2013-10-29T15:58:09-04:00 The Obama administration during the partial government shutdown concealed a plan to funnel millions into yet another project in Afghanistan, where U.S. taxpayers are helping farmers grow wheat instead of illicit crops used in narcotics production. Steve Peacock New Obama Program Targets Unemployed Youth—in Pakistan! (Patriot Update) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d42b593b0970c 2013-04-11T07:10:21-04:00 2013-04-11T07:10:21-04:00 The Obama Administration’s Youth Workforce Development Program (YWDP) promises to deal with the growing number of “idle, disaffected youth” nationwide—that is, in the nation of Pakistan. Steve Peacock Sequestration-Related Cuts? Fed Spending Continues Unabated tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c38340fb9970b 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 2013-03-29T20:16:13-04:00 The Obama administration recently issued warnings to contractors of potential sequestration-related spending cuts, but in the meantime federal spending continues unabated, domestically and globally. Some of the apparently indispensable projects include a environmental public murals in Hebron and Jericho along with similarly themed summer camps and field trips for Palestinian children, alternative energy outings to Turkey, and assistance to mango growers and hotel operators in Pakistan. Steve Peacock Obama Hands Out Free Health Care to Pakistanis tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017ee8bb0279970d 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 2013-02-25T18:15:42-05:00 The Obama administration is preparing to give free health care to Pakistanis even as Americans who cannot get health insurance because of pre-existing conditions soon will be rejected by domestic programs due to a lack of funds. Pakistani nationals working at several U.S. embassies soon could get a boost in health care benefits as the U.S. State Department has begun shopping for top-tier services. Steve Peacock Obama Takes Action On 'Unreliable' Power Grid – in Pakistan! tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c339d137d970b 2012-11-16T23:20:12-05:00 2012-11-17T12:12:30-05:00 Less than a week after Hurricane Sandy plunged much of the mid-Atlantic region into darkness, the Obama administration unveiled a new initiative aimed at mitigating the impact of “unreliable grid power.” Not across ravaged coastal New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, but in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Steve Peacock WND: Obama Takes Action on 'Unreliable' Power Grid – in Pakistan! tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3db24e4c970c 2012-11-15T06:06:00-05:00 2012-11-15T06:06:00-05:00 Less than a week after Hurricane Sandy plunged much of the mid-Atlantic region into darkness, the Obama administration unveiled a new initiative aimed at mitigating the impact of “unreliable grid power.” Not across ravaged coastal New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, but in Pakistan’s Punjab province. Steve Peacock U.S. Could Infuse $300 Million Into Upcoming Elections -- Overseas tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015436cea7e1970c 2011-11-11T16:44:07-05:00 2011-11-11T17:21:01-05:00 Nearly $300 million in contracts could be awarded to help the U.S. provide “technical leadership in the field of electoral and political processes” in foreign nations. Steve Peacock U.S. Cancels Planned Media Barrage in Pakistan tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015392be325c970b 2011-11-01T20:57:06-04:00 2011-11-01T20:57:06-04:00 A planned project to air U.S.-sponsored broadcast TV news across Pakistan has been cancelled, U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor has discovered. Steve Peacock Monitor Article Chosen for 'Outrage of the Day.' tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20162fc0b2b75970d 2011-10-31T12:35:36-04:00 2011-10-31T12:35:36-04:00 Many thanks to the site Full Spectrum Dominance for selecting a U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor article as its Outrage of the Day. Steve Peacock 115 Pakistani Schools to Receive U.S.-Funded Equipment, Furniture; U.S. Contractors Need Not Apply tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154367feffd970c 2011-10-29T17:04:37-04:00 2011-10-29T17:04:37-04:00 U.S. taxpayers are going to pay for equipment and furniture for 115 schools in Pakistan—and unlike most other federal programs, companies from the United States are not allowed to compete. Steve Peacock