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Saudi Billionaire Begins Construction of 'Western Mecca' in Wyoming

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Saudi Billionaire Begins Construction of 'Western Mecca' in Wyoming
When Sheikh Mohammed Kamel Alsaud purchased the small town of Buford, Wyoming from a Vietnamese entrepreneur last year for $1.8 million, his lifelong dream of bringing Islam to America was one step closer to becoming a reality.

 READ MORE: http://www.disclose.tv/news/saudi_billionaire_begins_construction_of_western_mecca_in_wyoming/127159

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6 minutes ago, Smurf said:

It looks to me like impending trouble.

Ya think ? But Muslims are peaceful people; Obuma and BroomHillary said so

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Saudi sheikh buying Buford a fake story

BUFORD PHINDELI TOWN – The tiny town of Buford – mostly a gas station with a few outbuildings – is in the limelight again. But this time for fake news.

The town sold at auction in 2012 to Vietnamese buyer Pham Dinh Nguyen, who wanted a piece of American soil for his very own. The sale of what some brand the smallest town in the world scaled up to an international level as news outlets jumped on the unique story.

According to auction organizers, the auction got 1.3 billion views and drew worldwide bidders.

Nguyen unveiled the town’s new persona in September 2013, using it as a stump to launch a Vietnamese brand of coffee – an international point of sales and marketing along the busiest shipping artery in Wyoming.

Now, a satirical news agency is preying on that history and the buzz it generated to sell a false story of the town becoming an Islam Mecca of the West. In November, a fake online newspaper going by the credible name Real News Right Now got the rumor train running along Interstate 80 with the report that a Saudi sheikh had bought the coffee-flavored town from its former owner for twice what he paid so he could turn it into a replicate of the original Mecca.

The story, according to fact checker snopes.com, was a complete fabrication.

“The story about the Saudi billionaire purchasing Buford, Wyoming, originated on a fake news website,” Snopes wrote of the article. “While Real News Right Now does not specifically label itself as a satire publication, its ‘About’ section is full of lies and exaggerations about its (likely completely fictional) founder,

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http://www.wyomingnews.com/news/saudi-sheikh-buying-buford-a-fake-story/article_717c7348-c6d5-11e5-b014-7f464b1e6f39.html

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What the Roman Catholic Church did to S America, what British did to N America, what the Belgians and Dutch did to Africa, why be offended?

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Now this is interesting !!

Snopes.com CEO Arrested on Charges of Fraud and Corruption

LOS ANGELES, CA – Snopes.com owners Barbara and David Mikkelson were detained by police today after an unrelated investigation of a Snopes.com editor lead police onto a paper trail of corruption, bribery, and fraud at the very heart of the fact-checking organization.

Evidence obtained by police has revealed that Snopes.com, which markets itself as “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation,” has a history of accepting money and favors from left-leaning and pro-Islamic political groups and individuals for helping them to advance their cause by rigging public discourse with selective fact-finding and deliberate manipulation of public opinion.

Read the whole post here : http://drrichswier.com/2015/08/06/snopes-com-ceo-arrested-on-charges-of-fraud-and-corruption/

 

Snopes is run by a man and a woman with no background in investigation using Google.

http://accuracyinpolitics.blogspot.de/2013/05/snopes-got-snoped.html

 

 

 

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Here is a article from Huffpo...do you believe them???

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnamese businessman Pham Dinh Nguyen flew to the U.S. for the first time, drove to a tiny, frigid trading outpost and bought his own piece of the American dream: Buford, Wyoming – population 1.

Nguyen's name was not released last week when he won the auction for Buford – billed as the nation's smallest town – but he has since drawn attention in Vietnamese media and on social networks. Many are lauding him for showing the world that Vietnam has moved far beyond war and poverty.

Nguyen, who bid $900,000 for Buford, runs a trade and distribution company in southern Ho Chi Minh City. He said that although he is not exactly sure what he will do with the town just off Interstate 80, he expects to use it to sell items made in Vietnam.

"Frankly, I just see Buford as part of the United States: A large and potential market for Vietnamese goods," Nguyen told state-controlled media. "Buford is likely to be the showroom for such goods."

Nguyen, 38, has been quoted widely by local media since the April 5 sale, but he did not respond to emailed requests for comment from The Associated Press or return phone messages left with his company, International Distribution Services. An employee confirmed that Nguyen bought the town.

More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/13/pnam-dinh-nguyen-buford_n_1422963.html

 

 

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One-person Wyoming town re-opens as Vietnamese coffee hub

The tiny Wyoming town of Buford, which was sold at auction last year by its sole resident amid international fanfare, will officially re-open this week as a hub for the sale of coffee distributed by its new Vietnamese owner.

In an on-site and Internet auction in April 2012, Nguyen Dinh Pham, 38, offered a winning bid of $900,000 for the town, billed by auction organizers as the nation's smallest, at just over 10 acres.

More:http://www.nbcnews.com/news/other/one-person-wyoming-town-re-opens-vietnamese-coffee-hub-f8C11054909

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Kinh Do acquires major stake in PhinDeli

July 4, 2014 by vietnamnews

HA NOI (VNS) - The Kinh Do Corporation (FDC) has bought a controlling stake in PhinDeli, a Vietnamese coffee brand owned by Pham Dinh Nguyen. (Nguyen also owns PhinDeli, a town in the US State of Wyoming.) The news was announced at the KDC meeting of shareholders held in Ha Noi yesterday, reports the news portal baodautu.vn. However, the corporation did not reveal any information about the buying price. Nguyen has experience in fast-moving consumer goods and has worked with KDC. He bought Buford town in the US in 2012. A year later, he launched the coffee brand and changed the town's name to PhinDeli.

http://www.talkvietnam.com/tag/pham-dinh-nguyen/

 

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14 minutes ago, CSB said:

Now this is interesting !!

Snopes.com CEO Arrested on Charges of Fraud and Corruption

LOS ANGELES, CA – Snopes.com owners Barbara and David Mikkelson were detained by police today after an unrelated investigation of a Snopes.com editor lead police onto a paper trail of corruption, bribery, and fraud at the very heart of the fact-checking organization.

Evidence obtained by police has revealed that Snopes.com, which markets itself as “the definitive Internet reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation,” has a history of accepting money and favors from left-leaning and pro-Islamic political groups and individuals for helping them to advance their cause by rigging public discourse with selective fact-finding and deliberate manipulation of public opinion.

Read the whole post here : http://drrichswier.com/2015/08/06/snopes-com-ceo-arrested-on-charges-of-fraud-and-corruption/

 

Snopes is run by a man and a woman with no background in investigation using Google.

http://accuracyinpolitics.blogspot.de/2013/05/snopes-got-snoped.html

 

 

 

Lol! Awesome! Glad to see karma finally catching up. Couldn't happen to more deserving folks.?

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This certainly seems legit to me.

http://www.cnbc.com/2016/01/15/saudi-arabia-buying-up-farmland-in-us-southwest.html

Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red.

Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world's interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert.

Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California — an agricultural town along the Colorado River — for nearly $32 million. Two years ago, Fondomont's parent company, Saudi food giant Almarai, purchased another 10,000 acres of farmland about 50 miles away in Vicksburg, Arizona, for around $48 million

Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red.

Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world's interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert.

Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California — an agricultural town along the Colorado River — for nearly $32 million. Two years ago, Fondomont's parent company, Saudi food giant Almarai, purchased another 10,000 acres of farmland about 50 miles away in Vicksburg, Arizona, for around $48 million.

"They will continue to come over here and buy properties where they can grow good-quality alfalfa hay and ship it back to the Middle East. It makes logical sense for them to do that because they're not going to be able to grow it in Saudi Arabia, especially for milk production." -Joseph Dutra, President, Westec

But not everyone likes the trend. The alfalfa exports are tantamount to "exporting water," because in Saudi Arabia, "they have decided that it's better to bring feed in rather than to empty their water reserves," said Keith Murfield, CEO of United Dairymen of Arizona, a Tempe-based dairy cooperative whose members also buy alfalfa. "This will continue unless there's regulations put on it."

In a statement announcing the California farmland purchase, the Saudi company said the deal "forms part of Almarai's continuous efforts to improve and secure its supply of the highest quality alfalfa hay from outside the (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia) to support its dairy business. It is also in line with the Saudi government direction toward conserving local resources."

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Saudi Arabia is buying up farmland in US Southwest

January 15, 2016

Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest, and that has some people in California and Arizona seeing red.

Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds. In another real-life example of the world’s interconnected economy, the Saudis increasingly look to produce animal feed overseas in order to save water in their own territory, most of which is desert.

Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California — an agricultural town along the Colorado River — for nearly $32 million. Two years ago, Fondomont’s parent company, Saudi food giant Almarai, purchased another 10,000 acres of farmland about 50 miles away in Vicksburg, Arizona, for around $48 million.

More: https://www.yahoo.com/realestate/news/why-saudis-buying-california-farmland-164000708.html?ref=gs

 

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