Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2007-06-02T00:00:00-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad Anticorruption Initiative Gains Steam,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240593970d 2007-06-02T00:00:00-04:00 2007-06-02T00:00:00-04:00 The U.S. Congress has been unable -- or unwilling -- to sufficiently tackle the issue of governmental corruption, but TPR sister site Exhortations to the Oblivious is poised to solve this problem. Check out U.S. Needs Uganda's Help -- Write Now, Before It's Too Late! for more on this initiative. Steve Peacock " Outsourcing Victory ",2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824043f970d 2006-12-20T00:00:00-05:00 2006-12-20T00:00:00-05:00 Tired of the depressing accounts of waste and corruption in government procurement that TPR so often uncovers and chronicles? Well, for a change of pace, TPR suggests you check out cartoonist Mark Fiore's hilarious take on the foibles of wartime federal contracting, Outsourcing Victory. Steve Peacock We Are a Beacon of Light, Part III,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240377970d 2006-09-16T00:00:00-04:00 2006-09-16T00:00:00-04:00 The worldwide extension of the U.S. government's leadership in combating corruption and waste is continuing unabated, evidenced by the latest plan by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to deploy yet another Senior Anticorruption Advisor -- this time, our nation gets to shine as a Pure Beacon of Light... Steve Peacock Socks and Rockets,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882402f2970d 2006-07-26T00:00:00-04:00 2006-07-26T00:00:00-04:00 TPR's sister site, Exhortations to the Oblivious, has a plan once and for all to help Iraq to re-occupy Iraq. Sock it to 'em, King George. Click here to find out more. Steve Peacock Armies of Incarcerated Cosmetologists Springing Up in West Virginia,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824026e970d 2006-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 2006-06-28T00:00:00-04:00 Crime doesn't pay -- unless, that is, you're an aspiring cosmetologist serving time in a federal penitentiary in West Virginia. To read the full text of this satirical report, visit our sister site Exhortations to the Oblivious. Steve Peacock Bank Like An Egyptian,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882401dd970d 2006-05-09T00:00:00-04:00 2006-05-09T00:00:00-04:00 If only my wife were an Egyptian banker, we wouldn’t be having the damn problems we’re having right now. Three days into her first semester back in school -- after a long-delayed effort to complete her bachelors degree -- her laptop simply died. Seriously. It just ceased to exist, right... Steve Peacock Compassionate Conservatism for One Million Homeless Iraqis,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e882401c1970d 2006-04-26T00:00:00-04:00 2006-04-26T00:00:00-04:00 I'm reposting this article, which originally was distributed via Indymedia Oct. 19, 2004, because of the sad irony that it represents. Take note of the fact that I wrote the piece in my awestruck response to Bush Administration reaching the 1,000 mark of dead U.S. soldiers -- we are now... Steve Peacock USDA Gets Sheepish on America,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240187970d 2006-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 2006-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 A confession: I lack knowledge about sheep sperm and blood. As a result, I cannot comment on such matters authoritatively. There is, however, a bright spot regarding this shortcoming (no pun intended): the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture (USDA), which maintains a frozen depository of this stuff, apparently doesn’t know much... Steve Peacock USDA Gets Sheepish on America,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e8824017a970d 2006-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 2006-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Satire Our sister site Exhortations to the Oblivious takes a satirical look at the good, the baaaaad, and the ugly side of federally funded programs. Click here to find out more. Steve Peacock Armor & Irony: Destroy the Village & Sell Huts to Homeless Villagers,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88240110970d 2006-03-18T00:00:00-05:00 2012-08-23T09:53:58-04:00 Isn't it ironic that U.S. industry produces items such as mini armored troop carriers, while simultaneously manufacturing bombs known as sensor fuzed weapons, which are made to destroy such human-delivery watercraft? To view the entirety of this satirical piece, please visit our sister site, Exhortations to the Oblivious ***UPDATE: Link... Steve Peacock