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 U.S. Extends Program to Reduce School Dropout Rate,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2019104eefd7f970c 2013-08-27T15:40:41-04:00 2013-08-27T15:45:58-04:00 A U.S. government effort to discourage students from dropping out of secondary and even primary school has been extended, giving a federal contractor two more years to achieve the Obama Administration's goals in this program. The initiative, however, focuses on students in the Middle East and Asia. Steve Peacock Patriot Update: ExxonMobil Gets Freebie as 'Obama Finances Energy, Port Project Trips to India',2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017c34146bce970b 2012-11-28T18:59:26-05:00 2012-11-28T18:59:26-05:00 In the days and weeks after Hurricane Sandy wrecked ports, resorts, and power lines across the mid-Atlantic coast, the Obama administration launched multiple projects targeting the revitalization of such infrastructure... in India! Steve Peacock USAID to Meet with Contractors for India 'Climate Change' Plan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015436a722de970c 2011-11-05T11:25:15-04:00 2011-11-05T11:25:15-04:00 A $21-$24 million "climate change" project is gaining steam in India, where on Wednesday (Nov. 9) USAID reps will meet with potential contractors. Steve Peacock USTDA to Fund Study of India Energy Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390cf4e89970b 2011-08-18T22:39:12-04:00 2011-08-18T22:39:12-04:00 The U.S. Trade & Development Agency (USTDA) is weighing whether it should help finance a “smart grid” energy project in India. Steve Peacock U.S. Taxpayers to Finance New Overseas 'Climate Change' Project,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390a34e80970b 2011-08-12T11:35:59-04:00 2011-08-12T11:38:14-04:00 A new U.S.-financed “energy and climate change program” of unspecified proportions is about to be unveiled—this time in India... A goal of the USAID endeavor is to “accelerate India’s transition to a high performing, low emissions and energy secure economy…” Steve Peacock