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Families of service members killed in action

The families of a Marine and four soldiers killed last weekend in Afghanistan didn’t receive the $100,000 death benefit owed to them by the government. Those service members are among the 26 military members who have died since the shutdown began Oct. 1. The other families didn’t receive a check either. Usually the benefit is paid within three days.

President Obama ordered the Defense Department and the White House budget office to find an immediate legal way to pay the death benefits, NPR reported. In an agreement reached Wednesday, the Fisher House Foundation will provide the benefits to families and will be reimbursed by the Pentagon when the shutdown has ended.

Before the agreement was reached, families expressed their disappointment. NBC News reported:

“It is upsetting because my husband died for his country, and now his family is left to worry,” said Ashley Peters of Springfield, Mo., whose husband, Joseph, was a special agent assigned to the Army’s 5th Military Police Battalion and was among the five killed. “My husband always said if something happened to him we would be taken care of.”

NBC News added:

“If Congress were trapped in a car that sunk down in a river, I would swim to the window, and I would look them all in the eye and say, ‘Suck water,’” said [Pfc. Cody] Patterson’s father, Randall Patterson. He used an expletive to characterize members of Congress who “are still getting paid.”

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World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

SEEMS ‘SOME’ ARE FINALLY ‘FED UP’ WITH 

THE WHO, THE WHAT, THE HOW AND THE WAY  ‘THINGS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN’. 

Flyover-Press.com

…this is not some “conspiracy theorist” that is saying these things.  This is a Yale-educated attorney that worked inside the World Bank for more than two decades.

If you do not read another thing today, please read this. It is a tremendous insight into how the world “really” works. If you are happy, rattle your chains. — jtl, 419

By Michael Snyder  via The Economic Collapse

Karen HudesKaren Hudes is a graduate of Yale Law School and she worked in the legal department of the World Bank for more than 20 years.  In fact, when she was fired for blowing the whistle on corruption inside the World Bank, she held the position of Senior Counsel.  She was in a unique position to see exactly how the global elite rule the world, and the information that she is now revealing to the public is absolutely stunning.  According to Hudes, the elite use…

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