Polygamist sect gets millions from U....

Polygamist sect gets millions from U.S. government

There are 814 comments on the www.mcclatchydc.com story from Apr 14, 2008, titled Polygamist sect gets millions from U.S. government. In it, www.mcclatchydc.com reports that:

American taxpayers have unwittingly helped finance a polygamist sect that is now the focus of a massive child abuse investigation in West Texas, with a business tied to the group receiving a nearly $1 million loan from the federal government and $1.2 million in military contracts.

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“Any good mice lately?”

Since: Mar 08

Hairball Holler

#318 Apr 15, 2008
simplicityair wrote:
well tell me why is it against the law? to have more then one wife.
and why is it against the law to be a prostute when all of america is. a national whore
just watch a movie the producers are pimps and the actors are prostutes
so if they break the law, what is a law.
so what if america paid them to build war toys. it pays everyone who builds a gun or makes milatary toys. your paid to polute the world its government
you rape children
i was someone raped by you america when i was four so tell me what is a law
and who is the god of america and why does it use the bible in court
throw the church out of america
god dont want to bless this nation no more
look at who you are then look at why he should bless this mess
so please stop saying god bless america
what is he blessing
a whore house
murders
liars
evil people in schools
you think your so nice until someone is nice you right away want to drug them and kill them
compatiton
just stop
who cares
duane ely wanted sex with me and he as six years older then me. i was just turning 17
sometimes we just have to suffer americas lies because we are born here.
do not judge for by what ever measue you judge you will be judged
and not all of them are as you say catholic roman or gosh what is the other names for believers in jesus lutharn or prostant or morman or jew oh thats right jew is just god no savior he has not come yet
oops.... building the atom bomb building the nucular weapon and now we got the black hole on the horrizon what ever ride a horse to work save gas
This is the longest sentence I've ever seen! I have no idea of the meaning is here.

“Courage, love and truth”

Since: Feb 07

Atlanta, Georgia

#319 Apr 15, 2008
Unless there is harm...leave them alone...freedom of religion.
Mandy

AOL

#321 Apr 15, 2008
Men In Tights wrote:
<quoted text> You didn't participate in the No Child Left Behind program did you?
That was a marvelous program dear.

“GO #### SAND”

Since: Apr 08

LIBVILLE Maryland

#322 Apr 15, 2008
reagan was lame wrote:
<quoted text>
We didn't need any of those taxes 100 years ago because we had a tax on imports. You can thank Reagan for the shift. The effect was the start of the demise of American industry.
Uhhh,in case you didnt know(cause your face is stuffed up your ass)Reagan is DEAD,just like your brain.

Since: Dec 07

Denver, NC

#323 Apr 15, 2008
What ever happened to seperation of church and state? Let me get this right, the children in our american school system can't pray with teachers and classmates. Which may very well be the only real "family" prayer time they have in a days time. However it is okay for our tax dollars to go to these so called religious group, who thinks it is okay to mistreat women, and children? How stupid is this, does our government ever need a wake up call. All that money could have been invested in a lot of other more important things in the country in need. Perhaps they should have set it aside for all the the welfare cases that i am certain will come up with in the next year or so as more people lose jobs, and more lose homes and have no where to work or stay. So hold on taxpayers, it is going to get much worse no matter who gets elected to office this time around he or she has a big, big mess to try to clean up, and i am sure that they will carry alot of critisism for the first term they serve. Good luck to the winner, i don't envy him or her at all, would want the job for all the money in the country, oh sorry we have none, seems it is going to another country and helping to kill our people!!

Since: Dec 07

Denver, NC

#324 Apr 15, 2008
Leave them alone,unless there is harm, what the hell where have you been this past week or so? Did you not read, or hear of the 416 children who have been saved from these sick people? They have been raped, beaten and forced into marriage with cousins, stepfaters, and men three times there age!! Does this not constitute harm in your eyes?

“concern citizen”

Since: Mar 08

orlando

#325 Apr 15, 2008
I cannot believe our tax dollars are being given to these sicko's I have spent years reading books written by women who have had to crazy things just to get away. Those women have NO FREE WILL and the ones that say they do are just so brain washed from being brought up that way. I could never let me 15 year old child marry at 60 year old man. The books I have read have been written by the women who lived it and ran from it. It was a horrific way to live. Anyone interested in watching this topic will be on Good Morning America Tomorrow morning.

Since: Dec 07

Denver, NC

#327 Apr 15, 2008
correction, statement should have said wouldn't want the job.

“concern citizen”

Since: Mar 08

orlando

#328 Apr 15, 2008
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
These people are smart. They create a "legitimate" business to wash the money, then they send it directly to the Sect. I have no doubt this business is producing value materials and fullfilling thier contractual terms to the government. Just like Enron and Big Oil. According to the Neo-Cons what a company does with their profits is thier own business. There is no law against a company donating thier profits to a Religious Sect. BUT... you can go after the Executives of the company for knowingly contributing to illegal acts (e.g., if you can prove the Executives knew the Sect was raping children).
you are exactly right and these 14 and 15 year olds that are being married to these 60 year old men is done so there daddies can can their own little chunk of the illegitimate business going on
Lady Liberty

United States

#329 Apr 15, 2008
Bill Of Rights wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you live there? How do you know what goes on there, only what the media wants you to hear!! As for your other comment what about the thousands of married women right now who's husbands treat them this way, and yet they stay with them.Nobody on this board knows what goes on except the people who live there, but from past exp why should I believe anything the so-called feds, or the public media says, they lied about waco, and they killed innocent kids!!! all on lies!!!and God knows what they are doing to these kids!! I say leave them alone, and if something needs to be checked out let the local police do it!!! Not the worthless feds!!! It amazes me how every one jumps on the wagon to say they are bad, when you have only been shown one side of the story!!
Innocent children wouldn't have been killed had it not been for David Koresh. He was to blame. No one else. Did the Feds do everything right? No. But.....David K. put those children in that position. He and his group of brainwashed toadies were responsible.

As for the polygamists, do YOU live there? Do YOU know they didn't do those things? For 10 years I investigated child abuse and sex abuse cases. They aren't going to remove a child from the family unless there is a damn good reason. Every single adult in that compound should be arrested and prosecuted. They are all complicit.
Black Clouds

North Las Vegas, NV

#330 Apr 15, 2008
Bill Of Rights wrote:
<quoted text>
Do you live there? How do you know what goes on there, only what the media wants you to hear!! As for your other comment what about the thousands of married women right now who's husbands treat them this way, and yet they stay with them.Nobody on this board knows what goes on except the people who live there, but from past exp why should I believe anything the so-called feds, or the public media says, they lied about waco, and they killed innocent kids!!! all on lies!!!and God knows what they are doing to these kids!! I say leave them alone, and if something needs to be checked out let the local police do it!!! Not the worthless feds!!! It amazes me how every one jumps on the wagon to say they are bad, when you have only been shown one side of the story!!
Tribal Land I agree "Ocee".

“Any good mice lately?”

Since: Mar 08

Hairball Holler

#331 Apr 15, 2008
Raastee wrote:
Unless there is harm...leave them alone...freedom of religion.
There is harm - more than you could imagine. Just ask the young women who have escaped and tried to escape. They are told to "Stay Sweet" - which really means don't talk back or disagree or you'll get your a** kicked. They are told if they leave they will go to hell and forbidden to see their siblings or mother ever again. One of the BIGGEST signs of abuse - ISOLATION. Where is the freedom you are talking about?
LDS fed up

Georgetown, TX

#332 Apr 15, 2008
It is called Bleeding the Beast and to tell the truth FLDS are good at it. If it was Salem they would be looking for woman dressed in black with tall hats and striped stockings.
LDS fed up

Georgetown, TX

#333 Apr 15, 2008
" Who knows what a sin is in the eyes of a God
Men In Tights

Carrollton, TX

#334 Apr 15, 2008
Mandy wrote:
<quoted text>That was a marvelous program dear.
The point was that it was not used.

“concern citizen”

Since: Mar 08

orlando

#335 Apr 15, 2008
Slumlord granny Rodham wrote:
<quoted text>
Help Obama take back the party for we the people. The ruling dollar elitists are terrified of the millions voting for Obama and sending him our little donations.
DC insiders are going stark crazy with their propaganda to try to kill his candidacy.
Give your dollars and cents to GOOD candidates, not through the annointed party machine that is beholden to crooks.
We the people are supposed to care enough to run our own government. About time to stop letting their war profiteer owned tv, radio, and newspaper outlets lie to us and ignore real news.
Democracy, use it or lose it. Save our troops being held hostage for politics -- in Iraq.
After what barack said about me because he said it about my homestate which I was born, raised, and still here. It will be a cold day in hell Obama gets my vote!!!

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#336 Apr 15, 2008
Raastee wrote:
Unless there is harm...leave them alone...freedom of religion.
Obvisously, you didn't take time to read the story. Your not aware of how the story developed. And you've created a way to log on to the internet while living on another planet.

Since: Jan 07

Location hidden

#337 Apr 15, 2008
freekin' A! Who in the world does out govt NOT give out money to??

ten thousand billion dollars in debt and we give money to the same type of religious fanatics we fight in the middle east!
Howie

United States

#338 Apr 15, 2008
I wonder if Hillary Rottenass Clinton has a vote on that? Is it her or her husband that is a embreed?
dwight

La Jolla, CA

#339 Apr 15, 2008
What a retarded story. "polygamists get million from government". You can tell by the title that the author was a low-paid pathetic journalist (like most) trying to make news and selling a biased fear-mongering story.

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