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  • Legal Mandate GlobalChange.gov

    “This is a money digging world of ours;

    and, as it is said,there are more ways than one to skin a cat,’

    American citizens, taxpayer’s billions of dollars, contributed to the Legal Mandate GlobalChange.gov made into a law by the U.S. Congress, And enabled by the loose purse strings in the U.S. Senate.

    OK, I admit I called it  BLAH.. BLAH… BLAH… but, you know me…

    The rest of the Story by Pearl Harvey

    JAN 17, 2017

    The outgoing Barack Obama administration announced

    A CONTRIBUTION OF HALF A BILLION DOLLARS

    TO THE UN GREEN CLIMATE FUND,

    JUST THREE DAYS BEFORE DONALD TRUMP

    TOOK OVER THE WHITE HOUSE.

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    Trump April 2016,  Let me ask America a question:

    How has the “system” been working out for you and your family?

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    If  the 193 members of the United Nations decide they want global something, protection by NATO since 1949 for example, require global anything, not limited to global research, they decide what they want, they vote and they send the bill to American taxpayer’s.

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    THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION  HAS COMMITTED

    THE U.S.TO GIVING $3 BILLION TO THE U.N. GREEN CLIMATE FUND.

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    THE UNITED NATION’S POWER OVER THE AMERICAN PURSE?

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    My understanding, First the U.S. Senate appropriates the American  taxpayer’s money and then the Senate gives the American taxpayer’s money to the  U.S. Congress, and then by hook or by crook the money is divided up and given to somebody, or something  in the United Nations, for whatever.

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    May 7, 2017 How’s this financially support system for the 193 United Nations working out for American Taxpayers?

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    IVANKA TRUMP IS  REVIEWING  CLIMATE CHANGE?

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    Rex Tillerson, said he wants the US to keep “a seat at the table” regarding global warming.

    HOLD YOUR ENEMIES CLOSER  Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-01-contributes-million-green-climate-fund.html#jCp

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    I HOPE SOMEONE IN THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION IS REVIEWING

    GlobalChange.gov made possible by our participating agencies
    thirteen agencies, one vision: Empower the Nation with Global Change Science

    The 152 page Strategic Plan document 2012-2021

    FROM THE  EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT

    NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

    John P. Holdren

    Assistant to the President for Science and Technology,

    and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy

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    About USGCRP

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    Legal Mandate | GlobalChange.gov

    Jump to SEC. 203. INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSIONSCoordination of (GLOBAL)change research plans with those developed by international organizations ..

    THE GLOBAL CHANGE RESEARCH ACT 1990 IS A UNITED STATES LAW REQUIRING RESEARCH INTO GLOBAL WARMING AND RELATED ISSUES.

    RESEARCHING INDEED

    (c) RESEARCH ELEMENTSThe Plan shall provide for, but not be limited to, the following research elements:

    1. GLOBAL measurements, establishing worldwide observations necessary to understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes responsible for changes in the Earth system on all relevant spatial and time scales.
    2. Documentation of GLOBAL change, including the development of mechanisms for recording changes that will actually occur in the Earth system over the coming decades.
    3. Studies of earlier changes in the Earth system, using evidence from the geological and fossil record.
    4. Predictions, using quantitative models of the Earth system to identify and simulate GLOBAL environmental processes and trends, and the regional implications of such processes and trends.
    5. Focused research initiatives to understand the nature of and interaction among physical, chemical, biological, and social processes related to GLOBAL change.

    Climate and RELATED GLOBAL CHANGE are affecting many facets of society, THE ECONOMY, and the environment.

    ACROSS AMERICA AND AROUND THE WORLD, PEOPLE ARE MAKING DECISIONS to effectively minimize (mitigate) and prepare for (ADAPT TO) GLOBAL CHANGE.

    INDEED,  the international organizations  of MANY people in the United Nations have made MANY decisions, related to global change, that effected the U.S ECONOMY.

    Jump to SEC. 203. INTERNATIONAL DISCUSSIONSCoordination of (GLOBAL) change research plans with those developed by international organizations ..

    The U.S. Global Change Research Program for Fiscal Year 2017

    About USGCRP

    Legal Mandate

    Mission, Vision, & Strategic Plan

    Organization & Leadership

    Interagency Working Groups

    Budget

    Related Federal Interagency Efforts

     

    WHAT THEY DO

     

    Advance Global Change Science

    Prepare the Nation for Change

    Assess the U.S. Climate

    Coordinate Internationally

    Link Climate & Health

    Provide Data & Tools

    Make Our Science Accessible

     

    QUICK LINKS…

     

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    DID ANYONE REVIEW THIS?

    Ivanka Trump to Review Climate Change as US Considers Paris …

    www.livetradingnews.com/ivanka-trump-review-climate-change-us-considers-paris-p…

    23 hours ago – Ivanka Trump to Review Climate Change as US Considers Paris … Though US President Trump’s inclination has been to leave the agreement, …

    “Climate change is a convenient horse for elites to ride in the implementation of a new world order. Debating the science of climate change is beside the point. There are heated views on both sides; some science is settled, some not. Global elites treat the debate as settled to mask a larger project. For elites the global problem once defined conjures a global solution. Climate change is the perfect platform for implementing a hidden agenda of world money and world taxation.”

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    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

    THERE IS MORE THEN ONE WAY TO SKIN A CAT

    The earliest version of the saying in this particular form is in the book “Way down East; or, Portraitures of Yankee Life” by Seba Smith circa 1854, in which he wrote

    “This is a money digging world of ours;

    and, as it is said,there are more ways than one to skin a cat,’

    so are there more ways than one of digging for money.”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS OPTIONS

    THERE IS MORE THEN ONE WAY TO DRAIN THE SWAMP

    GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP

    GOD BLESS AMERICA


  • Scams and Lies to American Citizens

    The WA DC Establishment’s, Democrat and Republican  Scams and Lies to American Citizens

    There is no left or right  there is  just WRONG. period

    SCAM BY DEFINITION a dishonest scheme, a fraud, swindle. cheat, deceive, trick, dupe, hoodwink, double-cross, gull; con, fleece, shaft, hose, sting, bilk, diddle, rook, gyp, finagle, bamboozle, flimflam, , sucker, stiffhornswoggle

    U.S. GOVERNMENT SCAMS ON AMERICAN CITIZEN’S,  BY THEIR VERY NATURE ARE COMMITTED BEHIND MY BACK, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

    JAN 2009 – 2017 OBAMA’S, DEMOCRAT’S ADMINISTRATION AND HILLARY LIES ARE DOCUMENTED, VIDEO TAPED, LEAKED AND ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, FORCED TO BECOME PUBLIC  BY THE MEDIA.

    LIES TO AMERICAN CITIZENS  HAVE BEEN BALD FACED AND, BOLD FACED, A TERM USED IN REFERENCE TO NEWSPAPER HEADLINES PRINTED IN BOLD FACE TYPE, WHICH ARE OUTRIGHT LIES. SUCH HEADLINES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO SELL NEWSPAPERS, NOT TO PUBLISH TRUTH.

    NOW IN 2017 A BOLD FACED LIE IS REFEREED BY THE PUBLIC MEDIA AS “FALSE NEWS”, NEWSPAPER HEADLINES PRINTED IN BOLD FACE TYPE, WHICH ARE OUTRIGHT LIES. SUCH HEADLINES ARE ONLY INTENDED TO SELL NEWSPAPERS, NOT TO PUBLISH TRUTH.

    JAN 2009 – 2017 NOTICE HOW LYING TO AND SCAMMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED BY OBAMA ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS SO LONG AS THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

    NOTICE HOW HISTORICALLY….

    LYING TO AND SCAMMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED BY THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENTS,  ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS, SO LONG AS THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

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    2009-2017 OBAMA’S, DEMOCRAT’S ADMINISTRATION AND HILLARY LIES ARE DOCUMENTED, VIDEO TAPED, LEAKED AND ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, FORCED TO BECOME PUBLIC  BY THE MEDIA.

    The WA DC Establishment’s ETAL. , Democrat and Republican 

    SCAM’S AND OR LIES? YOU DECIDE.

    The (affordable) Obamacare SCAM

    The FALSE NEWS SCAMS

    The election influence SCAM

    The Russians did it SCAM

    Obama’s UN agenda SCAM

    Obama’s Executive Order’s SCAM’S

    Obama’s Memoranda’s SCAM’S

    Obama’s Proclamations SCAMS

    Obama’s Junior Varsity (JV) SCAM

    Obama’s Immigration SCAM

    Obama’s public lands grab SCAM

    Obama’s Cuba SCAM

    The Global Warming SCAM

    The Weather Change SCAM

    The Wild Olympics SCAM

    The Middle East War SCAM

    The weapons of mass destruction SCAM

    The Judgment Fund SCAM

    Obama’s cash to Iran SCAM

    The Sue and Settle SCAM

    The removal of Dam’s  SCAM

    The FEMA  Flood SCAM

    Politician’s insider trading SCAM

    The Clinton Foundation SCAM

    The Pay for Play SCAM

    Hillary’s Uranium to Russia SCAM

    The Non-profit SCAMS

    The tax Exempt NGO SCAMS

    The Shoreline Management Plan SCAM

    The don’t worry it’s a “GRANT” SCAM

    The unfunded mandate SCAM

    The Whistle Blower’s SCAM

    The Veteran’s Administration SCAM

    The EPA policy SCAM

    Obama’s Justice SCAM

    The WOTUS SCAM

    The Agenda 21 SCAM

    The UN Sustainable development SCAM

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    HISTORY ALWAYS MATTERS

    NOTICE HOW HISTORICALLY LYING TO AND SCAMMING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS COMPLETELY JUSTIFIED BY THE DEMOCRAT AND REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENTS,  ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS, SO LONG AS THE ENDS JUSTIFY THE MEANS.

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    POLITICAL INTRODUCTION HISTORY ALWAYS MATTERS

    TECHNOLOGY EXPOSING AND LEAKING THE  PRIVATE UTOPIA OF THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY.

    INDEED, IT WAS WELL RECOGNIZED IN 1954 THAT IT WAS….

    Just a Matter of Time and Money 1790-2016

    Posted on April 28, 2016 8:34 am by Pearl Rains Hewett

    IN 1954 IT WAS WELL RECOGNIZED BY THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY THAT IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME, ONLY A FEW DECADES,

     BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER,

    FOR THE VERY ELEMENTS OF THE NEW SILENT WEAPON TECHNOLOGY WERE AS ACCESSIBLE FOR A PUBLIC UTOPIA AS THEY WERE FOR PROVIDING A PRIVATE UTOPIA.

    IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THE GENERAL PUBLIC WOULD BE ABLE TO GRASP AND UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER

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     INDEED, THE ELECTION OF TRUMP ON NOV 8, 2016 DID UPSET THE CRADLE OF POWER

    IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF A FEW DECADES 1954 TO 2016.

    To be continued….


  • America First Charity Begins at Home

    America First Charity Begins at Home

    I got an email…. CHRISTMAS IS COMING -…

     So while I am trying to decide what?  DONATING ITEMS OR MONEY to WHICH GROUP of

    non-profit to support “FOR ONLY $19.00 A MONTH”.

    I’m sure you have seen this before so it is just a reminder as the appeals flood the mailbox. 

     AMERICA IS MY COUNTRY, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ADMINISTRATION IS COMING

    TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS” Several times in his campaign rallies.

    THE US GOVERNMENT UNDER BUSH (R) AND OBAMA (D) PAID 70% OF NATO TO FIGHT THE 16 YEARS OF WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST, USING AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY, THE OTHER 28 COUNTRIES PAID 30%.

    THE US GOVERNMENT UNDER BUSH (R) AND OBAMA (D) HAS SPENT $6,000,000,000,000.00 SIX TRILLION DOLLARS OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY FOR 16 YEARS OF CONTINUOUS WAR AND CONFLICT IN THE MIDDLE EAST.

    OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT SENT $1.7 BILLION $$$$ IN CASH TO IRAN.

    2014 THE STATE DEPARTMENT CAN’T ACCOUNT FOR $600 BILLION DOLLARS

    2016  www.cnn.com/2016/08/23/politics/us-army-audit-accounting-errors/ $6.5 TRILLION.

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    TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS” Several times in his campaign rallies.

    TRUMP SAID “AMERICA FIRST WILL BE THE OVERRIDING THEME OF MY ADMINISTRATION,”

    “UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN WILL EVER AGAIN FEEL THAT THEIR NEEDS COME SECOND TO THE CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES,” TRUMP SAID.

    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT BY THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HIS UNILATERALLY “ONE SIDED” COMMITMENT TO AMERICA FIRST.

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW FOREIGN POLICY,

    AMERICA FIRST  AND, IT’S Soooo… ONE SIDED….

     IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A  UNILATERALLY ACT, OF AND FOR, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS, OF AND IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    TRUMP SAID “AMERICA FIRST WILL BE THE OVERRIDING THEME OF MY ADMINISTRATION”

    A timely definition before your generous spirits open your wallets.

    DEFINITION OF “CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME” FROM THE Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

    You should take care of your family and other people who live close to you before helping people who are living further away or in another country.

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    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT BY THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HIS UNILATERALLY “ONE SIDED” COMMITMENT TO AMERICA FIRST.

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    TRUMP SAID “UNDER A TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, NO AMERICAN CITIZEN WILL EVER AGAIN FEEL THAT THEIR NEEDS COME SECOND TO THE CITIZENS OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES”

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    Congressional Budget Justification Foreign Assistance Summary …

    https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/252735.pdf

    Country/Account Summary FY 2015 & FY 2017 Overseas Contingency …. Table 3a reports the FY 2015 allocations of Foreign Assistance and Food for Peace, …

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    Fiscal Year 2017  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET JUSTIFICATION

    (a 115 page document)

    FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

    the total proposed federal budget for 2017:

    $50.1 BILLION DOLLARS

    $50,100,000,000.00

    SUMMARY TABLES

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    Aug 30, 2012WHILE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF FOREIGN AID REMAINS UP FOR DEBATE, THE UNITED STATES RECENTLY HAS CONTINUED TO PUMP AROUND $50 BILLION IN AID TO OTHER … www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/usforeignaid-by-country_n_1837824.html

    FOREIGN AID IN 2014, U.S. SPENT ROUGHLY $35 BILLION

    NOV 11, 2015 U.S. SPENT $35 BILLION

    ON FOREIGN ECONOMIC AID LAST YEAR. THE $5.9 BILLION FOR MILITARY FUNDING REPRESENTS 17% OF THE ROUGHLY $35 BILLION THE U.S. SPENT ON FOREIGN AID IN 2014, ACCORDING TO THE REPORT.NOV 11, 2015

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    2017 changing the name FROM FOREIGN AID to FOREIGN ASSISTANCE does not change the game.

    the total proposed federal budget for 2017:

    IS  $50.1 BILLION DOLLARS

    $50,100,000,000.00 BILLION DOLLARS

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    The U.S. foreign-aid budget, visualized – The Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/…/2016/09/…/the-u-s-foreignaid-budget-visualiz…

    Sep 26, 2016 – Most of us gawked at the U.S. promising Israel $38 billion in aid. But what does America’s foreignaid budget actually look like?

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW ADMINISTRATION AND A NEW FOREIGN POLICY,

    AMERICA FIRST  AND, IT’S Soooo… ONE SIDED,

     IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A  UNILATERALLY ACT, OF AND FOR, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS, OF AND IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    THE $1.7 BILLION $$$$ IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL WAS OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT

    TRUMP SAID “WHAT A MESS” and he promised to fix it.

    Mr. Trump called the agreement reached with Iran in July 2015, “one of the most incompetent deals of any kind I’ve ever seen,” and he promised to fix it.

    BECAUSE THE IRAN DEAL IS AN EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT, NOT A TREATY, THE NEW PRESIDENT TRUMP, HAS GREAT LATITUDE TO ALTER OR SCRAP IT.

    IN  “AMERICA FIRST” TERMS, PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DECISION ABOUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE IRAN DEAL WILL BE AN EARLY TEST OF HIS WILLINGNESS TO ACT UNILATERALLY.

    UNILATERAL MEANS “ONE-SIDED, UNDERTAKEN OR DONE BY OR ON BEHALF OF ONE SIDE, PARTY, OR FACTION ONLY; NOT MUTUAL:

    UNILATERAL UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP’S NEW FOREIGN POLICY “AMERICA FIRST” THE U.S. GOVERNMENT DOES NOT ROLL OVER ON IT’S BACK TO GROUPS LIKE THE UNITED NATIONS etal. UNLESS IT IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL.

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    HOW ONE SIDED WAS OBAMA’S $1.7 BILLION $$$$  IRANIAN EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT?

    SEP 7, 2016 OBAMA ADMITS HIS ADMINISTRATIONS SECRET IRANIAN $1.7 BILLION $$$$ DEAL (KEPT SECRET FROM OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVE)

    WHICH GROUP INDEED……

    THE UNITED NATIONS HAGUE COMMISSION GROUP decided to demand payment and OBAMA ADMINISTRATION GROUP (kept SECRET from our elected representative) decided to donate $1.7 BILLION American cash money…

    US made $1.7 billion transfer to Iran in foreign cash, Treasury says …

    www.foxnews.com/…/us-made-1-7-billion-transfer-to-iran-in-foreign-cash-treasury-says…

    Sep 7, 2016 – THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ACKNOWLEDGED TUESDAY THAT A $1.7 BILLION TRANSFER TO IRAN EARLIER THIS YEAR WAS PAID ENTIRELY IN FOREIGN HARD CURRENCY. AN INITIAL $400 MILLION DELIVERY WAS SENT TO TEHRAN JAN. 17, the same day Iran agreed to release four American prisoners.

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    The $400 million payment to Iran was American diplomacy at its finest …

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/…paymentiranamerican…/2d1e6d5a-5f3c-11e6-af…

    Aug 11, 2016. THE PAYMENT, (BY OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT) THEN, REFLECTS THE UNITED STATES’ COMMITMENT TO RESPECT THE RULE OF LAW, …(OF THE UNITED NATIONS)

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP IS COMMITTED TO AMERICA FIRST

    TO “AMERICAN LAW AND ORDER” FIRST.

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    HOW HAS U.S. FOREIGN AID-ASSISTANCE BEEN HELPING FOREIGN PEOPLE?

    You should take care of your family and other people who live close to you before helping people who are living further away or in another country.

     HOW HAS U.S. FOREIGN AID-ASSISTANCE BEEN HELPING AMERICAN CITIZENS?

    CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME period

    TRUMP WAS ELECTED PRESIDENT BY THE VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR HIS UNILATERALLY “ONE SIDED” COMMITMENT TO AMERICA FIRST.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS A NEW FOREIGN POLICY, AMERICA FIRST

     AND, IT’S Soooo…

    ONE SIDED, IT COULD BE CONSIDERED A  UNILATERALLY ACT, OF AND FOR, THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CITIZENS, OF AND IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

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    To be continued… Congress justifies….

    Obama and Kerry’s 2017 Budget Assumes $50.1 Billion?

    FY 2017 Congressional Budget Justification – Department of State …

    https://www.usaid.gov/sites/default/files/documents/9276/252179.pdf

    FEB 9, 2016 – FOREIGN ASSISTANCE AS PART OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, NOT SOMETHING SEPARATE, NOT CHARITY. … THE FY 2017 PRESIDENT’S BUDGET ASSUMES THAT FURTHER.

    ACCORDING TO OBAMA(D) AND KERRY $50.1 BILLION DOLLARS OF AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MONEY PAID TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES FOR FOREIGN ASSISTANCE IS NOT A CHARITY


  • Lankford Letter The Judgment Fund to Iran

    Sept 16, 2016 Lankford Letter The Judgment Fund to Iran

    Who knew? I’d never heard of “The Judgment Fund” until I read the Lankford Letter.

    HOW DOES THE JUDGMENT FUND OPERATE TODAY?

    BY DEFINITION, IT REQUIRES NO FURTHER CONGRESSIONAL ACTION AND DOES NOT EXPIRE AT THE CLOSE OF ANY FISCAL YEAR.

    THE APPROPRIATION MAKES AN “UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF FUNDS” AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENT OF CERTAIN JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.

    NEGOTIATED AND AGREED TO BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

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    From: Sen. James Lankford

    To: phew@wavecable.com

    Sent: Friday, September 16, 2016 8:49 AM

    Subject: Lankford Letter

    Tax money to the Iranian military

    snippet

    This is a bigger issue than a single payment, no matter how large. The cash money sent to Iran changes our historic foreign policy of isolating Iran as the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world, and it sets a new precedent for sending money to foreign governments from the long-established Judgment Fund. To deal with the long-term precedent, I authored a bill to limit the future use of THE JUDGMENT FUND and make sure no future president can transfer American tax dollars to a nation that sponsors terrorism. 

    Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window   Click here to open a plain text version of this email

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    JUL 14, 2016  RE: THE JUDGMENT FUND (click on the link)

    Senators Fischer and Lankford Introduce Bill to Expose Taxpayer Funds Transferred to Iran

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    After spending nearly five  hours, researching, reading and documenting

    A 19 PAGE DOCUMENT BY CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

    The Judgment Fund (or Fund) is a permanent appropriation enacted by Congress in 1956. The Fund is an unlimited amount of money set aside to pay judgments against the United States.

    The Judgment Fund: History, Administration, and Common Usage

    https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42835.pdf

    Federation of American Scientists Mar 7, 2013 – In the 113th Congress, the Judgment Fund Transparency Act of 2013 ( …. The U.S. government has sovereign immunity, meaning it cannot be …

    HOW DOES THE JUDGMENT FUND OPERATE TODAY?

    BY DEFINITION, IT REQUIRES NO FURTHER CONGRESSIONAL ACTION AND DOES NOT EXPIRE AT THE CLOSE OF ANY FISCAL YEAR.

    THE APPROPRIATION MAKES AN “UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF FUNDS” AVAILABLE FOR PAYMENT OF CERTAIN JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.

    NEGOTIATED AND AGREED TO BY THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE.

    PAY FOR JUDGMENTS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES FROM STATE AND FOREIGN TRIBUNALS SUBJECT TO CERTIFICATION BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

     IT IS ONLY ACCESSIBLE WHEN THE UNITED STATES HAS WAIVED ITS SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY

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    JUL 14, 2016  RE: THE JUDGMENT FUND (click on the link)

    Senators Fischer and Lankford Introduce Bill to Expose Taxpayer Funds Transferred to Iran

    Legislation Will Allow Americans to Track Payments to Foreign Nations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning, U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.) introduced legislation to track taxpayer-funded payments to foreign nations and prevent harmful transactions from happening in the future. The bill, known as the

    JUDGMENT FUND TRANSPARENCY AND TERRORISM FINANCING PREVENTION ACT,

     expands upon legislation that Senator Fischer introduced last year with Senator Cory Gardner (R-Colo.). It would require a public accounting of the taxpayer funds that are distributed out of the Judgment Fund.

    Senator Fischer released the following statement:

    “Hardworking American families have every right to see exactly how their tax dollars are being spent, especially when used to fund hostile enemies of the United States. That is why I’m proud to join Senator Lankford to offer a new version of the Judgment Fund Transparency Act, which includes greater oversight of taxpayer-funded payments to foreign nations. More transparency leads to greater accountability and through this bill, we can hold our government to task for their actions. We should not be in the business of providing funds to state sponsors of terrorism.”

    Senator Lankford released the following statement:

    “One year after the Iran Nuclear agreement, we still have the same concerns with Iran as before. Their secrecy is disconcerting and they continue to be spread terrorism and a radical Islamist ideology around the region. President Obama’s billion-dollar payment to Iran in January, which we now know is funding Iran’s military expansion, is an appalling example of Executive Branch governance.

    “The bill Senator Fischer and I have introduced will provide the American public with necessary details of this dangerous billion-dollar payment and ensure that no taxpayer dollars are ever again used to fund the extremist and violent ambitions of rogue nations like Iran.  Subsidizing Iran’s military is perhaps the worst use of taxpayer dollars ever by an American president.”

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    Hague Claims Tribunal Settlement – US Department of State

    www.state.gov/secretary/remarks/2016/…/251338.ht…

    United States Department of State Jan 17, 2016 – The United States and Iran today have settled a long outstanding claim at the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal in the Hague. This specific claim was in …

    IN ADDITION TO THE DISCLOSED $400 MILLION CASH HAGUE SETTLEMENT WITH IRAN,

    UPDATED ON SEP 7, 2016 TO $1.7 BILLION IN CASH HAGUE SETTLEMENT WITH IRAN

    US made $1.7 billion transfer to Iran in foreign cash, Treasury says …

    www.foxnews.com/…/us-made-1-7-billion-transfer-to-iran-in-foreign…

    Fox News Channel Sep 7, 2016 – A Treasury spokeswoman told the Associated Press the cash payments …. @cntstdthepain – Iran was seeking $10 billion in today’s dollars.

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    YEP…. AND, IN ADDITION TO THAT

    WE HAVE “U.S. FOREIGN AID FUNDING” FOR HUMANITARIAN AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE.

    “Hardworking American families have every right to see exactly how their tax dollars are being spent, especially when used to fund hostile enemies of the United States.

    WHO IS GOING TO. INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO TRACK DANGEROUS BILLION-DOLLAR  TAXPAYER-FUNDED FOREIGN AID PAYMENTS TO FOREIGN NATIONS AND PREVENT HARMFUL U.S. FOREIGN AID FUNDING OF HUMANITARIAN AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE FROM ENDING UP IN THE HANDS OF STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM.

     That is why I’m proud to join (PRESIDENT TRUMP)  to offer a new version of the

     FOREIGN AID FUND TRANSPARENCY AND TERRORISM FINANCING PREVENTION ACT  

    which includes greater oversight of taxpayer-funded payments to foreign nations. More transparency leads to greater accountability and through this bill, we can hold our government to task for their actions. We should not be in the business of providing funds to state sponsors of terrorism.”

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    HOW DOES THE FOREIGN AID FUNDING OPERATE TODAY?

     U.S. FOREIGN (AID) RELATIONS AND AFFAIRS, SENATE AND HOUSE FUNDING FOREIGN AID PROGRAMS AS WELL AS FUNDING ARMS SALES AND TRAINING FOR NATIONAL ALLIES?.

     THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS is a standing committee of the … THE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE IS GENERALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING (BUT NOT ADMINISTERING) and funding foreign aid programs as well as funding arms sales and training for national allies.

     GENERALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSEEING?

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    THE U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS is a standing committee of the …has jurisdiction over BILLS AND INVESTIGATIONS related to the foreign affairs of the United States.

     BILLS AND INVESTIGATIONS?

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     INVESTIGATION ON WHO DELIVERS?

    Delivery of Foreign Assistance

    What Executive Branch Agencies Implement Foreign Aid

    Programs?

    U.S. Agency for International Development

    U.S. Department of Defense

    U.S. Department of State

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    U.S. Department of the Treasury

    MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION

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    The Millennium Challenge Account

    http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/infocus/developingnations/millennium.html

    This is historical material, “frozen in time.” The web site is no longer updated and links to external web sites and some internal pages will not work.

    March 14, 2002 “Today, I call for a new compact for global development, defined by new ACCOUNTABILITY for both rich and poor nations alike,” STATES PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IN HIS ADDRESS AT THE INTER-AMERICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK IN WASHINGTON, D.C. MARCH 14, 2002. Accompanying the President: the lead singer of U2, Bono; Cardinal McCarrick and WORLDBANK PRESIDENT JIM WOLFENSOHN.

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    INVESTIGATION ON WHO DELIVERS?

    WHO ENSURES ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MEASURABLE RESULTS?

    MCC IS AN INDEPENDENT U.S. GOVERNMENT FOREIGN AID AGENCY

    PROVIDES ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE THROUGH A COMPETITIVE SELECTION PROCESS TO DEVELOPING NATIONS …

    ADMINISTRATION  THE MCA WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY A NEW GOVERNMENT CORPORATION DESIGNED TO SUPPORT INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES

    AND TO ENSURE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR MEASURABLE RESULTS.

    THE CORPORATION WILL BE SUPERVISED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMPOSED OF CABINET LEVEL OFFICIALS.

    THE SECRETARY OF STATE WILL BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD. (JOHN KERRY)

    THE CEO OF THE MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION WILL BE NOMINATED BY THE PRESIDENT (OBAMA) AND CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE.

    The following 16 indicators (WITH SOURCES), CHOSEN because of the relative quality and objectivity of their data, country coverage, public availability, and correlation with growth and poverty reduction, WILL BE USED TO ASSESS NATIONAL PERFORMANCE RELATIVE TO GOVERNING JUSTLY, INVESTING IN PEOPLE, and encouraging economic freedom.

    GOVERNING JUSTLY:

    CIVIL LIBERTIES (FREEDOM HOUSE)

    POLITICAL RIGHTS (FREEDOM HOUSE)

    VOICE AND ACCOUNTABILITY (WORLD BANK INSTITUTE)

    GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVENESS (WORLD BANK INSTITUTE)

    RULE OF LAW (WORLD BANK INSTITUTE)

    CONTROL OF CORRUPTION (WORLD BANK INSTITUTE)

    Investing in People:

    Public Primary Education Spending as Percent of GDP (World Bank/national sources)

    Primary Education Completion Rate (World Bank/national sources)

    Public Expenditures on Health as Percent of GDP (World Bank/national sources)

    Immunization Rates: DPT and Measles (World Bank/UN/national sources)

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    Just asking is MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE CORPORATION an independent regulatory agency, as defined below?

    UNLIKE EXECUTIVE BRANCH AGENCIES, independent regulatory agencies are not subject to basic analytical requirements. BECAUSE OF THIS, INDEPENDENT REGULATORY AGENCIES DO NOT CONDUCT RIGOROUS COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS OR CUMULATIVE EFFECT EVALUATION.

    And? Other agencies?

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    What Are the Different Forms in Which Assistance Is Provided?

    Cash Transfers

    Equipment and Commodities

    Economic Infrastructure

    Training

    Expertise

    Small Grants

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    The Judgment Fund, which is administered by the Treasury Department, is used to pay for certain court judgments and settlements against the federal government. Between 2013 and 2015, the federal government paid more than $10 billion in Judgment Fund awards with scant transparency or oversight.

    This fund has continued to come under increased scrutiny, as it is allowed to allocate unlimited funds to cover government liability in lawsuits and is not subject to the annual appropriations process. The Judgement Fund Transparency Act would provide hardworking taxpayers and members of Congress the ability to see exactly how tax dollars are being spent on these litigation expenses.

    In February of 2015, The Washington Examiner published an editorial praising Senator Fischer’s bill:

    “Senators Cory Gardner, R-Colo., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., are co-sponsoring a bill that would fix this problem and bring transparency to the Judgment Fund, the treasury account that pays judgments and settlements to plaintiffs. The Judgment Fund Transparency Act is just two pages long. It simply requires the Treasury Department to make public through its website the details of every payment the fund makes… The bill deserves broad bipartisan support. For anyone who believes in government transparency, it’s a no-brainer.”

    Click here to view text of the bill.

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