Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor tag:typepad.com,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Two Must-Read Commentaries on the Egyptian Conflict, U.S. Assistance tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104dc0d3d970c 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 2013-08-20T20:06:04-04:00 Things are not what they seem in Egypt. Those who support the "democratically elected" Morsi do not share the American vision of democracy and freedom. Islamist radicals are attempting to retake the government, and it very well may be in U.S. national interests to steer far clear of this turmoil. Steve Peacock Feds Plan to Give Egypt Armed-to-the-Teeth Ships tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20191049be04b970c 2013-08-06T10:59:09-04:00 2013-08-06T11:02:36-04:00 The U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to crack down on U.S. taxpayer monies being forwarded to the violence-ridden nation of Egypt, and now the Obama administration is preparing to send more heavily armed, missile-equipped naval patrol ships to the interim government there. For that purpose, Washington is hiring private contractors to make the transoceanic delivery on its behalf. Steve Peacock Have U.S. 'Investments' in Mideast Paid Off? (WND) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20192ac5e62ef970d 2013-08-05T00:17:35-04:00 2013-08-05T00:25:31-04:00 Contradictory claims of total dollar figures for U.S. foreign aid circulate around the Internet, containing oft-repeated figures that may or may not reflect reality. In response to those conflicting claims, WND has compiled a list of significant U.S. aid totals based on a review of congressional and Obama administration documents and databases. Steve Peacock Feds Plan to Give Egypt Armed-to-the-Teeth Ships WND tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901e9b8880970b 2013-08-03T23:08:13-04:00 2013-08-04T09:45:47-04:00 The U.S. Senate has rejected an effort to crack down on U.S. taxpayer monies being forwarded to the violence-ridden nation of Egypt, and now the Obama administration is preparing to send more heavily armed, missile-equipped naval patrol ships to the interim government there. Steve Peacock What is the Debt Ceiling? (video from BankruptingAmerica.org) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201901cb15242970b 2013-05-28T18:08:51-04:00 2013-05-28T18:08:51-04:00 Steve Peacock One Less Defender of Liberty in Washington -- Ron Paul's Farewell tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3daa668f970c 2012-11-14T16:22:30-05:00 2012-11-14T16:22:30-05:00 One of the nation's most vociferous defenders of liberty and opponents of big government has given his last goodbye on the floor of the House of Representatives: Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Among his many astute observations -- and warnings -- he left for the American people, the segment of his speech on liberty was among the most striking: Steve Peacock Monitor Founder Steve Peacock to Address Ocean County (NJ) Citizens for Freedom Group tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016769558f7c970b 2012-08-17T14:15:47-04:00 2012-08-24T19:05:04-04:00 This coming Thursday (Aug. 23) I will appear as one of the guest speakers at the monthly open meeting of Ocean County Citizens for Freedom, a grassroots Tea Party group here on the New Jersey Shore. Steve Peacock Sen. Menendez Responds (Sort Of) to HSBC Dirty Dollars Inquiry (Commentary) tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201774426e36b970d 2012-08-15T18:21:42-04:00 2012-08-15T18:21:42-04:00 Media scrutiny of the HSBC money-laundering scandal has died down, but I am not letting Sen. Robert Menendez (D) -- who represents me here in New Jersey -- nor any other congressional recipients of the disgraced bank's political action committee generosity off the hook. Steve Peacock Scandal-Plagued HSBC Shopped Congress for Favors tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e20167694c0668970b 2012-08-15T18:04:29-04:00 2012-08-15T18:04:29-04:00 The fallout from the HSBC money laundering scandal continues to reverberate around the globe, but U.S. Congress members apparently are in no hurry to return millions of dollars they have received from the scandal-plagued bank. Steve Peacock WND: Scandal-plagued HSBC shopped Congress for favors tag:typepad.com,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017616dc5b02970c 2012-07-29T19:39:00-04:00 2012-07-29T19:39:00-04:00 Check out Scandal-plagued HSBC shopped Congress for favors -- No officials offer to return bank's blood money," my latest from WND. The WND piece sheds light on the big picture of HSBC's effortful attempts to influence Congress over the years, which took place while the bank largely turned a blind eye to drug-cartel and terrorist money flowing through its vaults Steve Peacock