Now this should be fun - Pigford

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I had written about the massive Pigford scandal taking place under noses. here, here, here, here and here It's time to sit back and munch on some popcorn - from Andrew Breitbart:
CPAC Release of Explosive Pigford Undercover Audio Evidence
How easy is it to file a false claim in the Pigford settlement?

Have people been signing up for Pigford under the belief that it�s reparations for slavery?

Was the settlement intended to help black farmers hijacked to benefit people who had never farmed?

There has been conjecture and circumstantial evidence about these controversial questions surrounding the Pigford �Black Farmers� settlement for years but a complicit mainstream media�s lack of serious investigation has meant there has been little �hard evidence� to prove or disprove these allegations.

Until now.

On Thursday, February 10th, at CPAC, I will release to the press, bloggers and citizen journalists two hours of complete, unedited audio of a behind-closed-doors meeting directly related to the Pigford case that show direct evidence of fraud and abuse in the settlement. This audio will be released with a set of notes making it easier to navigate and find specific sections and statements.

The material will be simultaneously released online and in a press conference at CPAC. The live event will also feature filmmaker and journalist Lee Stranahan, Niger Inis from CORE, farmer Eddie Slaughter, and talk show host David Webb.

This material I�m releasing does much more than implicate one person. It shows beyond any reasonable doubt that that the Pigford settlement is fundamentally flawed and needs immediate investigation and ultimately, to be shut down. The end of the Pigford settlement is the only hope that real farmers have to get justice and to stop the abuses of the USDA.
From one of the links to my posts:
Senator Barack Obama introduced S.1989, a resolution demanding the �Pigford� consent decree be overturned and the case reopened to allow more black farmers to apply. Considering that Obama�s state of Illinois only had 171 black farmers at the time of his filing, Obama�s championing of �Pigford� would appear to be a little curious. But the curiosity lessens when one realizes that at that moment he filed this resolution, Obama was trailing Hillary Clinton in the polls as both vied for the Democratic nomination for President. At that time in late 2007, the polls showed that more than half of the black voters favored Hillary Clinton over Obama. But then Obama introduced S.1989.
Chicago politics...

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