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>Behold: The Thug Who Dismantled America

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By Don White

To be a great power demands a flourishing economic base. While trying to shift the blame, President Obama has attempted to install laws and conditions that are severely weakening America’s ability to compete.

The budget graph on the right comparing Bush’s to Obama’s is from the Washington Post.

The thief in the night has a weapon, it is taxes. I say “thief in the night” because Obama works best at night, when the lights are low and only Democrats are in House or Senate chambers to vote, unobstructed by the opposition party. It happened in the House when a 314-page amendment was proposed at 3:00 a.m. that gave away $3.5 billion to representatives for their votes, as if you could keep it quiet forever?

While unsuccessfully attempting to shift the blame, Barak Obama is installing conditions and laws, such as strengthening ACORD and promoting unions with an unconstitutional feature called card check. Contrary to campaign promises, he wants new taxes on small businesses that will severely weaken America’s ability to compete in the world.

If Obama succeeds in this madness, these companies will search for lower taxes in other countries and will pick up and leave America, resulting in massive job losses for our people and less tax revenue to run the government.

Obama’s plan means more taxes, but the more people are finding out about his insane programs, the more his grand plan unravels. And the more it unravels the harder he fights to keep his programs semi-credible. For example, he wont’ say this but by his actions we know he knows there will be massive joblessness in America if or when cap and trade is instituted. He expects it, so let’s be honest about it, Mr. President. Your massive bill gives increased bennies to those displaced for the reason their employer moves the company out of the country or goes out of business due to the high cost of doing business here after cap and tax. The worker can get up to 70 percent of his current wages for three years. Plus, he will get $1,500 to help defray costs if he has to move out of town to accept a new job.

  • Obama will soon introduce a new tax called VAT, value added tax, that will add 15% to 25% more taxes on every product reaching the consumer. The end result is that we Americans will pay more for products because businesses always pass their taxes on to the consumer. It was tried in Europe and repealed in most countries because it was a disaster. When will our current leaders learn? History is repeating itself in America.
  • Cap and Trade, better known as “cap and tax,” is an energy bill. You’ve heard of global warming? Well, the truth is there is no warming in the world, for the past six years it has been in a cooling cycle so Obama now calls it Climate Change. Seven hundred top scientists have said that any miniscule reduction in carbon emissions won’t make any difference to the climate. Besides, China and India will not limit their emissions. Some have said that one-third of the smog in LA comes from China, and we have no control over that. Companies that rely on fosil fuels will refuse to play the cap and trade game Obama has invented and will go elsewhere to do business.
  • Nationalizing health care places an added burden because anticipated mandated cost reductions from doctors and Big Pharma don’t come close to paying for Obama’s brand of socialized medicine. Obama’s ten trillion dollars in deficit spending over the next ten years is there regardless of whether Congress passes health care or cap and trade. Those are Obama’s deficits, not Bush’s. President Bush expanded the federal budget by a historic $700 billion through 2008. President Obama greatly added to that and then quadrupled the deficit going out ten years.

All of Obama’s plans and actions have severely weakened the dollar.

Taxes from the Cap and Trade bill should have provided revenue to pay for health care. But this is where best laid plans by Obama have gone awry. When Nancy Pelosi got into trouble on the “cap and tax” vote, Obama rushed to the rescue with money to bribe eight republicans to vote for it with money for their districts. These republicans have been mentioned in an earlier blog, and they won’t be around after angry voters realize they sold their souls cheaply because they got mere millions instead of billions given democrats for their states. When Bush left that TARP money for Obama to spend, he didn’t realize some of it would be used as bribe money against the Republican party. Oh, how stupidly naive and artless President Bush was and how dishonest and brilliantly deceitful the current president is!

Cap and trade money that should have gone to health care instead is headed to large liberal states like California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Michigan to bail them out of their profligate spending debacles in exchange for Democrat Congressmen votes and loyalty in the House recently for cap and tax. Buying votes is not new for Obama. That’s the “Chicago way.”

He would have gotten those votes anyway. Where he really “bought” votes was with Republicans and with Democrats in swing states such as Indiana and other more conservative places. Now, at least, the Dems can go back to their voters and say, “Yes, we voted for a bill that will eliminate that coal fired power plant, but looky what we got for you, two hundred million to buy you some new roads” or language to that effect. Those Democrats in swing states should be targeted by Republicans because they are very vulnerable. And those Republicans are also vulnerable to conservatives in the primaries.

Oh, boy, we’re going to retire the current House of Representatives if I have my way! And after that comes term limits.

When Obama said “No tax increases” for you he lied:
Will his promise for no tax increases on those making less than $250,000
run Obama out of Washington as it did to President George W.H. Bush when he said no new taxes, “read my lips?”

Just the same, Democrats claim Obama is the most successful president in history. It depends on how you define “successful.” If success is taxing Americans to death, the total devaluation of the dollar, and dismantling of our economy – then we all agree. But if success is balancing America’s budget, governing frugally, keeping America safe in what you say and do, strengthening our military, and retaining our freedoms, then he has failed and he has failed miserably.

Because of Obama, America is a wounded nation. Just examine how the dollar has tanked into the trash can so that not even China will lend us money. Consider how America won’t be able to compete with other nations if we take on added burdens of cap and trade and nationalize health care, the centerpieces of the Obama “take America down” agenda.

Look at our economy: nothing is rebounding as Obama promised, 9.4 percent of our people are jobless and the number will soon be ten percent,
and the housing industry shows little sign of recovering any time soon. Is this how Obama promised to fix this mess? No, because he created the mess. He said he would stabilize things and he’s done just the opposite — he’s destabilized everything and has become the problem — and with his massive new taxes during the recession I doubt he can fix anything. We’ll know more in September, but I believe he may already know he’s a one-term president – soon to be chased out of Washington by his own discredited policies and inept handling — if we don’t impeach him first.

He and President Carter likely will go down as the two most unsuccessful presidents in history. Obama’s undoing is that America is getting to that point fast where we will not be able to compete industrially with more frugal nations like India and China. Take all the industries away and what do you have, a banana republic unable to defend even itself.

We soon may have a tough time in areas of military readiness and capability to wage a successful war, despite the success we have had due to the Bush years in Iraq and Afghanistan. Once that terrible fate even comes close to happening, rogue nations like Iran and North Korea may misread our president’s determination to keep us free from without — he has already gone a long way towards enslaving us from within. I’m speaking to his own governing rules and the demolition of capitalism with the bailouts that make him master of our car industry, banks, and insurers.

America’s enemies must never misread the determination and creativity of the American people. We are strong way beyond what appears on intelligence reports. We’ve proven it in the past and we can again. But such a great people led by such a tyrannical leader determined to put his own people in economic and political shackles creates a real danger from abroad.

One miscalculation by these nations, who are supported by Russia and China, could cause global calamity. How Obama would react is problematical, seeing that he was so late in condemning Iran’s leaders for the brutal street killings of their own people following an illegal election of a dangerous man, a tyrant who has vowed to destroy both Israel and America, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

How Barak Obama will react will soon be known if North Korea carries out its threat to send a live missile warhead towards Hawaii on the Fourth of July. Of course, that just may be posturing and bluffing by a mentally deranged madman dictator Kim Jung Il. Let’s hope so.

If Kim doesn’t make good his threat, I hope Barak doesn’t fawn all over him like some long-lost friend. Our president has not yet learned the art of leadership in a global arena. He hasn’t observed wildlife enough and doesn’t realize that small animals don’t attack larger ones. Just the same, I’m glad our navy is prepared to shoot the missile out of the sky before it reaches its target. And then what? How does our president react? Does he go to the UN and ask for a resolution of condemnation. I hope not. He should take the bull by the horns and take out their nuclear-bomb making capability with one shot, because like in a world chess game he will be entitled to the attack. What does he do if the bomb lands on Hawaii. Same thing. He gets Congress to declare war on North Korea, alerts his men on the ground and makes massive bombing missions on multiple sites, taking out their airforce and supply lines, stopping any advance toward Seoul. But frankly, from what I’ve seen, a paralyzed Obama may not do anything except sit on his hands and wait for Secretary Gates and Secretary Clinton to make policy for him.

As David Kennedy says in his book, The Rise and Fall of Great Powers,
statesmen find themselves confronted with the usual dilema between buying military security, which conservatives stress is one of the only things governments should concentrate on, while Democrats like to beef up government by using someone else’s money (via abhorently high taxes) to securitize less fortunates (primarily illegal aliens), broading the Democratic Party’s political base to ensure reelection.

It is the above that should, but doesn’t always, distinguish the parties. Thus, when Republicans act like Democrats the people have no home, they resort to street meetings called tea parties primarily comprised of unhappy Democrats and Republicans because what it all comes down to is taxes and both parties are complicit tax tyrants, differing only by degree.

While popularity of Democrats drops, that of conservatives rises. Because of the outrageous Obama spending, those who call themselves conservatives have taken over top spot in popularity at 41 percent while the number of Dems has diminished to 31 percent and is still dropping. Who should be governing whom? No one wants to be associated with failure.

Taking from the rich and giving to the poor was a popular progressive mantra during the election. But because of deceit, even Democrats feel they have been had and that soon they will be paying higher taxes and outrageous power bills, (it could be two or three times as much as current bills), as Obama promised in the election campaign. I guess they didn’t hear him say it, or didn’t believe it could be true.

This president does lie a lot, but one thing to remember is that when he lies it’s usually to cover for some bad thing coming down the pike and not a good thing. The problem was that during the campaign he lied so much that people couldn’t tell what was a lie and what was truth.

That bodes very badly for him in international relations. Countries want to deal with someone they can count on. When they can’t, they react badly.

Pundit Dick Morris believes Barak Obama’s poll numbers will drop so drastically that by September that if he has to wait until then for health care and cap and trade, those bills wouldn’t pass. He’s been riding high on temporary popularity octane and that’s about to disapate. He knows this. It’s the reason he doesn’t allow debate on his bills in the House, for example. It’s why his administration lacks the transparency he promised. This is why he doesn’t allow time for lawmakers to read the bills before they call for a vote. Someone might get a little insight and vote no.

This practice is unconscionable. Democrats felt the criticism and this is why they hired speed readers to read the bills on the floor or the House, while the minds of members are elsewhere. But at least they can say the bill was read, but not by them. Conservatives would like to pass legislation requiring each lawmaker have time to read each bill before voting — perhaps a week or two. When you’re talking about complicated bills of 1500 pages, as was the case with cap and trade, they may need a month.

This will happen when Americans boot out Democrats and Republicns — clean the entire House and Senate — and start over, passing term limits after the next election. I urge you to vote for a very qualified new person next time, someone who has not been tainted by party politics, political bribes and deceit, an honest, intelligent person who holds conservative and patriotic values sacred. People who would never allow burning of an American flag, who would respect our service men and women and who would adhere to the Constitution. They must be charged with reigning in all the spending and dialing back the America we once knew.

>North Korea Has Declared War on U.S.

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You might wonder what President Obama is doing? He has beefed up Hawaii's anti missile defense system.
I would hope also that maybe he has ordered some ships to respond in that area.
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In hard news, North Korea has declared war on America, and President Obama seems to have no

answers. Apparently Kim Jong Il does not read the Jayson Blair Times at wine and cheese

parties. The two kidnapped American girls must be brought home immediately.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/north-korea-wages-war-against-america/ 
 
In Israel, the Knesset has finally had enough. They are advocating a bold proposal for dealing

with the Palesimians that I love.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/the-knesset-gets-bold/
 
A recent example of Ideological Bigotry came from Playboy. It takes a lot for a single man

to be angry at playboy, but their abusive column towards some of the loveliest conservative

women on Earth was beyond the pale, even for them.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/ideological-bigotry-part-xxi-playboy-screws-itself/
 
Brian Hoffman produced a fun movie satirizing wine snobs. It is entitled "Corked."
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/corked/
 
On the domestic policy front, the Reich has declared war again, but this has nothing to do

with the Holocaust or Germany.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/the-reich-declares-war-again/
 
As for Barack Obama, he is a man, not a movement.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/barack-obama-man-not-movement/
 
In bizarre political news, I still can't figure out why New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine was

found swimming in my swimming pool. I wish he would leave.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/governor-corzine-please-vacate-my-swimming-pool/
 
Myspace and Facebook were bad enough. We now have the apocalypse, known as Twitter. We are

becoming the nation of Narcissista, a bunch of self-absorbed Twit(terer)s.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/becoming-a-nation-of-twittererss/
 
Every other political issue under the sun was covered here.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/short-shrift-saturday/
 
Congratulations to Conan O'Brien, who succeeds without the nastiness of his competitor.

Johnny Carson would approve.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/congratulations-conan/
 
Most importantly, attached are a bunch of links of events that others are working on. Please

send me your events and I will happily promote them.
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/chicago-link-love-sunday/
 
http://www.tygrrrrexpress.com/2009/06/los-angeles-link-love-tuesday/
 
eric aka the Tygrrrr Express

>Long-Range Test Coming: Will Obama Stop North Korea?

>Washington–The Associated Press has been quoted as saying a long-range missile test is coming from North Korea.

Writer Anne Gearan, AP national security writer, said today she had learned from unnamed sourcesthat North Korea “may be planning even more missile launches in a show of strength following worldwide condemnation of its underground nuclear test.”

They fired a short-range missile on Friday – the sixth this week, and still all the response we hear from Washington is verbal. Obama is a very verbal man; he attacks with his spleen, but is he spineless?

I read his history: When elected to the Illinois State Senate he was immediately pressured and bullied by some of the “good old boys”, as many political organizations usually did in those days to youngsters. It almost came down to having to fight one of those old buzzards, but Obama beat the guy with words. He said he’d “kick his ass” if he didn’t get out of his face. That didn’t end it, but Obama then did what he thought was a very smart thing. He befriended his opponents by playing cards and drinking beer with them every Saturday night — or was it Fridays?

In other words, Obama’s a paper tiger, but he has a way with people. But this time I doubt Kim jung-il wants to smoke, play cards, drink, and tell dirty jokes with Barak Hussein Obama until three in the morning over international affairs. Obama’s string of luck from smoozing people is likely over. He has to grow up and learn to act like the president of the only super power nation in the world. So far all he has done is warn off people with words.

Pyangyong believes Obama is a “paper tiger” and that they can get away with murder with this new guy, as opposed to President George W. Bush who took out a political enemy dictator, Sadam Hussein. Confirming this to the enemy, Obama’s foreign policy is shot with holes. He is reducing our nuclear arsenal unilaterally while buddying up with one of the most repressive communist regimes in the world, Hugo Chavez’s Venzuela. Then there are his political friends, the North Koreans and Iranians, who are gearing up to become nuclear powers. All while Barak Obama sits on his hands, making radio speeches, using words, telling Israel to go it alone against Iran.

Words are cheap. In one article Obama assails the North Koreans; in another he vows to stop them; in still another he accuses and condemns them. He’s running out of strong adjectives and sooner or later must really get tough.

Why isn’t the navy heading for China and North Korea? Is Obama afraid he may start World War III? He should be more afraid that Kim Jung-il will hit Hawaii, Alaska, or California, kill three million Americans and start that war.

Significantly, officials say there are indications of increased activity at a North Korean site used to fire long-range missiles. We should only warn once — “speak softly” — and bomb twice — “carry a big stick.” Our problem is we warn prolifically and with each new warning, the beligerant Koreans become more convinced they are dealing with a paper tiger who is only capable of warning, not acting. And they know the UN has no power over them.

Meanwhile, Barak Obama is taking campaign airtrips, scratching his head for new vergiage, and saying, “North Korea is the United Nation’s business, not ours. I’m too busy getting Sonja Sotomayor confirmed and all those Republican-owned Chrysler and GM dealerships closed.”

>Top News

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US: a GM bankruptcy would take at least 60-90 days

Reuters – ‎21 minutes ago‎
* US expects at least 35 pct approval of bond offer * Obama expected to discuss GM on Monday * US plans to extend up to $30 bln in new aid to GM (Adds time frame on likely Obama discussion of GM restructuring, Chrysler details, bondholder figure) By
Video: GM All but Certain to File for Chapter 11 The Associated Press <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krdIgeyMXYw”>Video:&nbsp; GM All but Certain to File for Chapter 11 <img class=”youtube-icon” src=”http://www.gstatic.com/news/img/2816441314-video-youtube.gif&#8221; alt=”” width=”33″ height=”13″></a> <span class=”source”>The Associated Press</span>

Sessions says Sotomayor comment is “troubling”

USA Today – ‎2 hours ago‎
The Senate Republican who is charged with grilling Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor during her confirmation hearings told USA TODAY’s Matt Kelley this morning that she needs to explain a 2001 speech in which she said a “wise Latina woman” might
Sotomayor In Context Atlantic Online

North Korean Atomic Tests Lift Lid on Japan’s Nuclear ‘Taboo’

Bloomberg – ‎32 minutes ago‎
By Sachiko Sakamaki May 29 (Bloomberg) — North Korea’s nuclear test and missile launches have Japan confronting a topic long off-limits: acquiring atomic weapons of its own.
Video: Richardson, Obama talk North Korea KRQE.com <a href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYAmGTSdrxQ”>Video:&nbsp; Richardson, Obama talk North Korea <img class=”youtube-icon” src=”http://www.gstatic.com/news/img/2816441314-video-youtube.gif&#8221; alt=”” width=”33″ height=”13″></a> <span class=”source”>KRQE.com</span>

>Outrage! Obama Bows to Saudi King, Criticizes America

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By Don White

It’s outrageous and it makes me mad. Our own president, Barak Obama, wouldn’t bow to Queen Elizabeth but he bowed to an Arab King, a man to whom he owes his college education.

We’ve been saying it all along. Obama owes a lot to the Saudis, and now he has proven it. He actually took a deep bow in greeting the King of Saudi Arabia. Why he didn’t also genuflect, I do not know. Now the whole world knows from whom he’s taking his orders. “Weaken those lousy Americans, bring them to their knees,” the King probably told his favorite protege. “Then embarass them by criticizing them for their arrogance and stupidity. Obama has yet to call us stupid pigs, but he did publicly say Americans were arrogant.

It scares me to see our “arrogant” president out there in the world without his usual tele-prompter. He’s bound to give away Alaska before he’s through. His incompetent press secretary, Robert Gibbs, tells him what to say. Gibbs, the world’s worst public speaker, can’t say one sentence without pausing to gather his thoughts and he expostulates, saying “uh, uh, uh,” in each sentence.

Gibbs is the one needing the prompter — skewer his butt to get him going. Oh, how I long for the glib and freely talkative, chattering, babbling, garrulous and loquacious press secretaries of the past. This one is too slow and ill-equipped to lead Obama by the hand when he’s off U.S. soil.

Obama’s only comment about North Korea’s Kim Jung Ill shooting off missiles over Japan is that the United Nations should do something about this man who “broke the rules.” What are the rules? He’s supposed to stop making nuclear weapons in exchange for that 500 million tons of food we gave them last year.

Imagine this horrendously ugly satire: We shoot down one of their blasted missiles just short of Alaska and Kim Jung Ill takes that food we gave them and gives it to his soldiers who attack and take over South Korea. Obama is dumbfounded and does nothing. America, beaten by it’s own food. We don’t want that to happen, do we, Mr. Obama, so how can you frame it so that we come out on top. This is where we need a real Secretary of Defense, not the submissive Mr. Gates. Get plan B into action: if we shoot it down and they attack, we drop a a nuke on them. Act boldly Gibbs and Obama, and quickly.

Why is it always the U.S. that has to come up with the food for a starving nation, the bribery money and the skewers?

This time we should picket the White House when Barak comes home. He has proven unworthy as a president. He has embarassed both himself and his country with his lack of bold leadership.

Obama should have said, “Kim, if you shoot another missile off — and I don’t care if it’s only a test or not — we will shoot it out of the sky.” And if you consider that an act of war, what do you consider shooting off a missile over a friendly country like Japan and it’s eight million people?

Kim Jung Ill: “Nothing.”

Obama: “But what if you miscalculate and destroy Tokyo?

Kim Jung Ill:“Well, it could just as easily be Yokohama with only three million.”

That’s the kind of intelligent intercourse you’ll get from Kim Jung Ill. Better to use threat of force on people like that.

If I were Obama I would start sending the B-2A Spirit* loaded with nukes over North Korea and announce to the world you are doing it until Kim complies with the “agreement” and stops developing nuclear warheads and testing his missiles. If he sends one up to get the B-2A, have the bombardier send one down. “That will learn ’em.”

Let’s see how fast he stops shooting off his “fireworks.” Maybe then, he will cool down and take away the threat of sending his million-man army south to take over South Korea when he knows we could take out his entire country on one flight mission. Maybe then Obama could earn some respect from both sides of the isle that he so sorely needs. Countries like Poland might like him better as well if he had a stiffer spine.

Note: There are only 20 B-2A Spirits available. This stealth bomber would be in keeping with the spirit of the high-spending Obama administration. It cost $2.1 billion dollars per airframe, each is worth the same as half an entire aircraft carrier - or, ''literally'', more than its weight in gold). With the recent destruction of one in a crash (the crew ejected), the number stands at 20, mostly based at Whiteman AFB.
** Used in the DaleBrown novel ''Sky Masters''.
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>Will North Korea Keep Its Agreements This Time?

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North Korean nuclear talks lead to agreement

BEIJING – In an Associated Press story by Henry Sanderson we learn that negotiators from six nations agreed Saturday on steps to verify North Korea’s nuclear disarmament, opening the final phase in tortuous efforts to rid the North of nuclear weapons.

Let’s blog this one in the comments below. Will North Korea, finally, live up to its word? Many believe it won’t.

The agreement was reached after three days of talks. It requires North Korea to finish disabling its main nuclear facility by the end of October.

That will be the clincher. I’m wondering if we will see live video of that event, just like we saw pictures of the implosion of the water tower gismo that was supposed to have been integral to the dismantling process. I’m also wondering if what we’ll see is an old facility blown up while the real nuclear facility lies concealed behind some trees somewhere.

Who were the six nations? Well, of course China and the U.S., South Korea, Japan and probably Great Britain–did I miss one–maybe Russia–took part in agreements where North Korea was promised deliveries of fuel oil and other economic aid. I think we need James Bond back to go over there and discover what the smart diplomats failed to discover. He could go by sea in his underwater car. That way they would never detect him when he pulled onto the beach. He’s the only one capable of verifying anything.

The envoys agreed to a robust verification team of experts who will visit North Korean nuclear facilities, review its documents and interview its technical experts. Ah, verification…that’s the key, isn’t it. These scientists won’t find anything. They’ll be flown in there, sleep at the best hotels–not the kind that fall down with a seismic wave of 5.5. They’ll take pictures of something, wag their heads, agree, and fly home to announce all is well in North Korea, the little brother of a very duplicitous China, when it isn’t.

The last time we thought we had it done, we went along for several months, a year, then North Korea threw out everyone once they had their bread and butter and blasted a missile over Japan, just to flex their muscles and scare the Niponese a little.

It will be September before the entire “agreement” is on paper. Some specifics of the verification remained to be worked out. That merely means the Chinese version of L’Empire will figure out how they can further deceive the world. Yes, I said China because North Korea takes orders from Beijing. Experts and diplomats from the six nations hoped to agree on those steps by early September, said U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill.

Last time participating ministers didn’t see any obstacles and that’s what they are saying again. The only obstacle is the hubris and avarice of one bad man, Korean leader Kim Il-sung who takes his cues from another bad man, Chinese leader Hu Jintao. Kim loves to kill two things once he has what he wants: international deals and people.

>U.S. Food Arrives In North Korea

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Seoul, South Korea–The United States has sent thousands of tons of food to North Korea to help this starving nation.

The US food aid, being distributed by the United Nations, arrived Sunday. The ship carried 37,000 tons of wheat. It is part of 500,000 tons of wheat promised to this nation whose own wheat crops have not been getting to the people both due to flooding and North Korean bureaucracy and bungling.

This aid comes after the communist nation agreed to expanded international assistance for its impoverished people, the U.N. food agency said Monday.
Read the story:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080630/ap_on_re_as/nkorea_us_aid