Email: "HB 1388 Passed"
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HB 1388 Passed
[note - all mistakes below are original to the text]
Date: Monday, September 07, 2009 10:22 PM
Subject: Fwd: HB 1388 Passed
the classless deceiver has done it again -- "Change you cant believe"
This could be the ANTI CHRIST ,Palistnianes are noted for the suicide bombers,THEY ARE COMING! LOOK OUT AMERICA!
HB 1388 PASSED Whether you are an Obama fan, or not, EVERYONE IN THE U.S. needs to know something happened ... H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, behind our backs. You may want to read about it. It wasn't mentioned on the news... just went by on the ticker tape at the bottom of the CNN screen. Obama funds $20M in tax payer dollars to immigrate Hamas Refugees to the USA.
This is the news that didn't make the headlines. By executive order, President Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in "migration assistance" to the Palestinian refugees and "conflict victims" in Gaza.
The "presidential determination", which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States, was signed0D on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4.
Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006. Let's review an itemized list of some of Barack Obama's most recent actions since his inauguration: His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television. His first executive order was to fund/facilitate abortion(s) not just here within the U.S., but worldwide, using U.S. taxpayer funds. He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted. He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed. He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the "terror attack" on 9/11. Now we learn that he is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the U.S. at American taxpayer expense. These important, and insightful, issues are being "lost" in the blinding bail-outs and "stimulation" packages.
20Verify this for yourself:
PLEASE PASS THIS ON ... WE are losing this country at a rapid pace.
Hey - This email made me really angry. So much is going on in Washington and I don't think enough of it is getting covered on TV.
I actually found a website called FactCheck.org that has responded to this email. Don't worry, they fact check both conservatives and liberals.
This site says that the email you sent me is basically two rumors cobbled together to create one giant incorrect message.
First of all, HR 1388 has nothing to do with Palestine. It concerns the president's expansion of the volunteer group, AmeriCorps, and nothing about its passing was done behind anyone's back.
Second, yes, President Obama called the Palestinian leader when he took office. But he "also called Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Jordan's King Abdullah and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, to signal a determination to press for peace in the region."
The only true parts of this email are that his first, formal interview was with Al Arabia to begin peace talks with the Muslim world. Don't you think it's important to establish a good, working relationship right away? Besides, he'd been on American TV almost every day for over a year...isn't that enough? The other true part was about closing Guantanamo Bay. But that's not really a surprise, since he had been talking about it during the campaign and it won't happen until next year anyways.
If you want to read the whole article, here is the link: http://www.factcheck.org/2009/05/hr-1388-passed-behind-our-backs/
And I don't know what that site is that those links go to, but credible government sources don't have random ads on their pages. I'd recommend using GovTrack.us, VoteSmart.org, or OpenCongress.org for that kind of information.
I hope my response helps - I think it's important for us to be spreading the right information so people can make choices based on fact instead of rumor.
Talk to you soon.
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