Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Disturbing Truth Behind Obama's Travel Madness (WND),2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019b01d898eb970c 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 2013-11-29T11:58:53-05:00 Supporters of Barack Obama tout his dedication to the responsibilities of the presidency by noting that he had taken 96 days of vacation at the point in his term that President George W. Bush had taken a reported 335. But they admit that 51 of Bush’s trips were to his Texas ranch, while records show that Obama’s destinations have ranged from exotic European and African locales to pricey digs to Hawaii, where he’s sometimes traveled separately from his family, effectively doubling transportation costs for taxpayers. Steve Peacock NOAA Seeks Contractors to Study Russian Fishing Fleets in Bering Sea,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201538f18b539970b 2011-06-10T13:26:28-04:00 2011-06-10T13:28:42-04:00 The impact of Russian fishing fleets on the endangered Steller Sea Lion currently is unknown—but the U.S. government is aiming to find out. Steve Peacock Da Nang Agent-Orange/Dioxin Technical Documents Obtained,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20154327d0b20970c 2011-05-23T14:01:03-04:00 2011-05-23T17:35:25-04:00 The following documents governing the U.S. government’s Agent Orange/dioxin contamination-cleanup at Da Nang Airport in Vietnam have been obtained by U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), which is overseeing the project, had not publicly make available this information... Steve Peacock