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…a few years back, in the 1980s, in our efforts to bring peace and democracy to the world we assisted the freedom fighters of Afghanistan, and in our infinite wisdom we gave money, technology and training to Bin Laden, and now, this very year, we have declared that Bin Laden was responsible for the bombing in Africa. So what is our response, because we allow our President to pursue war too easily? What was the President’s response? Some even say that it might have been for other reasons than for national security reasons. So he goes off and bombs Afghanistan, and he goes off and bombs Sudan, and now the record shows that very likely the pharmaceutical plant in Sudan was precisely that, a pharmaceutical plant… As my colleagues know, at the end of this bill I think we get a hint as to why we do not go to Rwanda for humanitarian reasons… I think it has something to do with money, and I think it has something to do with oil… they are asking to set up and check into the funds that Saddam Hussein owes to the west. Who is owed? They do not owe me any money. But I will bet my colleagues there is a lot of banks in New York who are owed a lot of money, and this is one of the goals…
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Blighted home owned by Conyers family reportedly causes neighbor’s insurance to rise

State Local – POLITICS

Published February 22, 2012

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  • conyers johnhouse Blighted home owned by Conyers family reportedly causes neighbors insurance to rise

    MyFox Detroit

    Shown here is Michigan Rep. John Conyers.

The decrepit condition of an east Detroit home owned by Michigan Rep. John Conyers‘ family reportedly has driven up the insurance rate for at least one of the neighbors. 

According to MyFoxDetroit, one neighbor claimed her annual homeowners insurance rose from $1,700 to $7,000. 

“They raised it because of the abandoned house next door,” she told MyFoxDetroit. “They said that my house is being rated up because of the risk of the house (next door) catching on fire.” 

The Democratic congressman later told MyFoxDetroit that he plans to help the neighbor — though he also claimed he didn’t know who owned the property. 

“I’ve been talking to her. … I want to help. I’m not trying to hurt her,” Conyers said. 

According to MyFoxDetroit, the home used to be owned by Conyers after his mother signed it over to him. He then reportedly signed it over to his wife, who is now in prison for bribery. His wife then signed it over to her mother and son, according to MyFoxDetroit.

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