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It was just a matter of time before this happened.  Off of Drudge, who linked to the UK Independent article.

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COP21: African campaigners demand compensation for effects of global warming

Politicians and NGOs call for the developed world to provide cash to help deal with the consequences of a warming planet
Tom Bawden Environment Editor, Paris |@BawdenTom | 17 hours  ago| 130 comments

African campaigners are demanding compensation for the huge damage being inflicted on the continent by global warming – a problem that has been caused by the rich countries but will hit poor nations the hardest.

As the United Nations summit to tackle climate change nears its conclusion, African politicians and NGOs are calling for the developed world to provide cash to help them deal with the consequences of a warming planet.

Compensation should cover everything from storm damage and crop failure to desertification and forest degradation, the African nations say.

The funds should also help meet the cost of the mass migration that is inevitable as huge areas become uninhabitable, as well as the rise in diseases such as malaria.

“The cries of the people of Africa impacted by climate change are growing louder and louder as they are losing the farmlands and animals they rely on for their livelihoods to floods and droughts,” Mithika Mwenda, secretary general of the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA), told The Independent.

Unfortunately, this is something that Obama would agree with.  The rest of the piece is here:  http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/cop21-african-campaigners-demand-compensation-for-effects-of-global-warming-a6767221.html
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We have spent many millions of dollars in Africa and what we have is rabid corruption with the money doing everything but helping.  We have sent food  that rots in warehouses.  Why would anyone expect anything different?

One  thing that has always bothered me.  Why is it that  these "poor" countries do not have money for food, proper housing, and medical needs but have plenty of money to buy weapons?
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We have spent many millions of dollars in Africa and what we have is rabid corruption with the money doing everything but helping.  We have sent food  that rots in warehouses.  Why would anyone expect anything different?

One  thing that has always bothered me.  Why is it that  these "poor" countries do not have money for food, proper housing, and medical needs but have plenty of money to buy weapons?

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The New York Times finally checks out the Democrat-Jack Abramoff connection -- briefly, anyway.
Philip Shenon's "Democrat Returning Donations From Abramoff's Tribal Clients" reports that Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota, ranking Democrat on the Senate committee investigating controversial lobbyist Jack Abramoff, is "returning $67,000 in political contributions from Mr. Abramoff's former partners and Indian tribe clients."

But although there is an obviously juicy hypocrisy angle to this story (Dorgan has been an outspoken critic of Abramoff), Shenon's story is relegated to a short piece at the bottom of page 24 in Wednesday's edition.He notes:

"The ranking Democrat on the Senate committee investigating the Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff announced on Tuesday that he was returning $67,000 in political contributions from Mr. Abramoff's former partners and Indian tribe clients.

The lawmaker, Senator Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota, has been accused of hypocrisy by Republicans for having not acknowledged the contributions from Mr. Abramoff's clients while at the same time sharply criticizing him in hearings of the Senate panel, the Indian Affairs Committee."
As Times Watch has previously exposed, the Times has generally ignored Democratic-Abramoff connections.

Even now, the Times is merely playing catch up to the Associated Press:
"The senator has been the focus of recent articles by The Associated Press into the timing of a series of contributions from Indian tribes and actions he took that were seen as favorable to them.

His decision to return the money was first disclosed in an interview with The Forum, a newspaper in Fargo, N.D., that published an account of it Tuesday. In his statement, Mr. Dorgan described Mr. Abramoff as a 'corrupt individual who bilked Indian tribes out of tens of millions of dollars.'
He said, 'I have never met Jack Abramoff, I have never received a political contribution from him, and I have never knowingly received one that was directed by him.'

A spokesman for Mr. Abramoff had no immediate response."
The Washington Post gave the story Page 5 play nine days ago with a strong headline, "Dorgan Tangled in Abramoff Web."For more examples of New York Times bias, visit TimesWatch.org.



When it was Republicans getting caught up in the Abamoff corruption, it was all over the legacy media.
The implication of the propaganda is that the GOP and only the GOP is corrupt.


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http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/clay-waters/2005/12/14/nyt-finally-checks-out-democrat-abramoff-connection


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