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What bias? Media give more coverage in 1 day to Cecil the lion than Planned Parenthood in 2 weeks

This should tell you just about all you need to know about the mainstream news media in this country. 

from Newsbusters:

America’s anchors have spoken: the shooting of one lion vastly outweighs the trafficking of baby parts by a taxpayer-funded abortion giant. In other words, the broadcast news shows spent more time in one day on Cecil the Lion than they did on the Planned Parenthood videos in two weeks. 

The three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS censored the third video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) exposing Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting aborted baby parts – censored it at Planned Parenthood’s urging. But the news shows did find more than 14 minutes for a more important story: the “outrage” over the shooting of Cecil, a famed African lion, by an American dentist.

Tuesday, the networks spent 5 minutes, 44 seconds during their evening news shows on Cecil – and that’s not even counting the teasers. Wednesday morning, ABC, NBC and CBS lamented over the lion for 8 minutes, 17 seconds. But they couldn’t do the same for a story of babies “picked” apart by tweezers. 

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Banks suffer no moral hazard for their fraud and manipulation because politicians get taxpayers to bail them out reflexively. Let banks fail, and more importantly, put bankers in jail. 

Bring back Glass-Steagall and put an end to the ruinous financial tricks of the banksters.

GOP Governor's Adult Daughter Lived In Trailer On Mansion's Lawn For Months - Forced To Move

GOP Governor’s Adult Daughter Lived In Trailer On Mansion’s Lawn For Months – Forced To Move

Few parents would disagree with the love, support and argument Republican Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin offered in response to criticism regarding her 28-year-old daughter, Christina, living in a trailer on the governor’s mansion’s grounds, complete with electric and water hook-up to the mansion, for the last three months. Fallin said: “I love my family. My daughter is terrific. She’s smart,…

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Dear Planned Parenthood: We don't need you.
I stand with women; but I stand against Planned Parenthood. For more information on Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), go here: https://www.raconlin...

Planned Parenthood does NOT have a monopoly on women’s healthcare!

Planned Parenthood performs 897 abortions every day, and receives $500,000,000 taxypayer dollars every year.

An organization that aggressively kills human beings should not be receiving our taxpayer dollars!

“i don’t want my taxpayer dollars funding abortions!!”
well they already largely fund the annihilation of real, already-living, breathing people overseas AND on the homefront but lol ok save the fetus or whatever

#073-01 Miranda Warning Cake

This Miranda warning cake is one of several prop cakes from B-Day G-Men housed in our Archive of Police Procedurals. Cakes were a key weapon in the Birthday Squad’s arsenal. The Squad used cakes to contact undercover agents (several episodes featured suspenseful scenes in which operatives would have to quickly eat an incriminating cake in order to keep their cover from being blown), make reports to their superiors at the FBI, or, as in this case, to Mirandize suspects. Special Agent Greg Majors iced all the cakes himself as a way to save taxpayer money, though the rest of the squad begged him to hire a professional cake decorator. “It doesn’t have to be fancy,” Majors would often remark. “It just has to get the job done.”

See also: #073 B-Day G-Men

In spending $60 billion to rebuild Iraq, the US has wasted more than $9 billion in taxpayer funds. 
March 7, 2013

One decade after the US invaded Iraq, the reconstruction effort has been largely deemed a failure. In his final report to Congress, a 171-page assessment titled “Learning from Iraq”, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen concluded that the costs of the war far surpassed the results.

“You think if you throw money at a problem, you can fix it. It was just not strategic thinking,” Kurdish government official Qubad Talabani, son of Iraqi president Jalal Talabani, told auditors of the report.

“You can fly in a helicopter around Baghdad or other cities, but you cannot point a finger at a single project that was built and completed by the United States,” Iraq’s acting interior minister told Bowen, who said that dumping so much money into a warzone simply created a “triangle of political patronage” that instigated further corruption.

Bowen interviewed numerous American and Iraqi officials, many of whom criticized the US for taking on too many large projects without consulting Iraqis. When American troops withdrew, many of these projects were largely abandoned and Iraq continues to look as broken as before.

Additionally, Americans “wore out [their] welcome” by planning to “do it all and do it our way” – all while wasting taxpayer dollars, Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns told the inspector general.

The US has spent more than $60 billion in reconstruction grants, which comes out to about $15 million for each day of the conflict. A $2.4 billion fund set up by Congress to rebuild Iraq’s water and electricity systems and to provide food, healthcare and governance was largely wasted. President George W. Bush asked for $20 billion more just a few months after the March 2003 invasion to accomplish these goals.

Abandoned projects include a 3,6000-bed prison that cost $40 million but was never finished or used and a $108 million wastewater treatment center that still remains unfinished. The US also spent millions repairing infrastructure they blew up, including a $75 million pipeline and a $29 million bridge in north-central Iraq. Contractors were also found to have overcharged the US government for supplies, with one contractor charging the Pentagon $900 for a $7 control switch.

“Waste and fraud at the levels we saw are a symptom of a failure to have a structure in place to effectively plan for stabilization and reconstruction operations, execute such operations and be held accountable for them,” Bowen said in an interview with Business Week.

The failures in Iraq have raised concern over the future of Afghanistan after the 2014 withdrawal of US troops. The US government has spent $90 billion on reconstruction projects in Afghanistan over the course of 12 years, which US officials are afraid could go to waste if oversight isn’t coordinated better.

Ten years after the American invasion of Iraq, the country remains impoverished and plagued by near-daily deadly bombings. Few people have access to electricity and clean water, and some projects that the US spent millions on have been reduced to nothing but rubble.

“If we had better controls and better planning, better oversight, better quality assurance, better quality control all in place, we would have wasted less – for sure. There is no doubt about that,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told Bowen.

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The point of the construction contracts was never to build anything; the objective was to funnel expensive contracts into the pockets of friends & families & owners of the political entities that awarded the contracts. Mission accomplished.

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President Obama’s Weekly Address: Ending Taxpayer Subsidies for Oil Companies

I stand corrected because Planned Parenthood is a stickler for the law,

“According to the Department of Health and Human Service’s website, "by law, Title X funds may not be used in programs where abortion is a method of family planning.”

However, Planned Parenthood uses the ’abortion’ method in their family planning programs. The idea that in reality ‘no money’ goes to abortions is ludicrous. Supporters of Planned Parenthood have nothing but word games, accounting loopholes and sophistry to defend their position.