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  • Ignorance – Perversion and Truth

    Ignorance – Perversion and Truth

    HISTORY HAS SHOWN FOR OVER 200 YEARS

    THAT OUR LEGISLATORS HAVE BEEN GUILTY OF NOT POSSESSING ENOUGH INFORMATION TO PERCEIVE THE IMPORTANT TRUTHS

    THOMAS JEFFERSON , 25 NOVEMBER 1817
    DOCUMENTED, JAN 18, 2017

    Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It

    www.usnews.com/…/pelosipass-health-refor…

    U.S. News & World Report

    Mar 9, 2010 – Pelosi: Pass Health Reform So You Can Find Out What’s In It … Add House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the list. Speaking Tuesday to the 2010 …
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    HISTORY HAS SHOWN FOR OVER 200 YEARS

    THOMAS JEFFERSON, 25 NOVEMBER 1817
    DOCUMENTED, JAN 18, 2017

    WHEREAS IT APPEARETH THAT HOWEVER CERTAIN FORMS OF GOVERNMENT ARE BETTER CALCULATED THAN OTHERS TO PROTECT INDIVIDUALS IN THE FREE EXERCISE OF THEIR NATURAL RIGHTS, AND ARE AT THE SAME TIME THEMSELVES BETTER GUARDED AGAINST DEGENERACY, YET EXPERIENCE HATH SHEWN, THAT EVEN UNDER THE BEST FORMS,

    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY….

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    1. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 18 …

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, THOMAS JEFFERSON PUT FORTH A BILL THAT HAS BECOME ONE OF HIS MOST ENDURING WORKS ON THE SUBJECT OF EDUCATION: Bill 79, “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its oft-quoted preamble reads as follows:

    THOMAS JEFFERSON, 25 NOVEMBER 1817

    MY HOPES HOWEVER ARE KEPT IN CHECK BY THE ORDINARY CHARACTER OF OUR STATE LEGISLATURES,  THE MEMBERS OF WHICH DO NOT GENERALLY POSSESS INFORMATION ENOUGH TO PERCIEVE THE IMPORTANT TRUTHS, THAT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER, THAT KNOWLEDGE IS SAFETY, AND THAT KNOWLEDGE IS HAPPINESS.”

    DONALD J. TRUMP AND AMERICAN VOTERS

    DID PERCEIVE THE IMPORTANT AMERICAN TRUTHS ABOUT KNOWLEDGE, SAFETY, POWER,PERVERSION INTO TYRANNY OBAMA CARE, EDUCATION, AND HAPPINESS.

    NO LONGER ARE OUR AMERICAN HOPES KEPT IN CHECK.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT AND INAUGURATION DAY IS JAN 20, 2017

    THE CHARACTER OF THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS AND HIS CABINET PICKS

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    For the General Diffusion of Knowledge  and truth.

    Responding to stories of the day (fake news etc.)

    Sean Spicer

    Press Secretary and Special Assistant to the President

    Appointed

    Mr. Spicer was the longtime spokesman for the Republican National Committee and top aide to Mr. Priebus. Mr. Spicer will be the face of the White House, framing messaging, responding to stories of the day and briefing the press.

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    JAN 18, 2017 UPDATING 2015 POST

    Knowledge is Power 1597-1817-2015

    Posted on November 11, 2015 3:00 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    1. A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge, 18 …

    As part of his work in revising the laws of Virginia during the late 1770s and early 1780s, Thomas Jefferson put forth a bill that has become one of his most enduring works on the subject of education: Bill 79, “A Bill for the More General Diffusion of Knowledge.” Its oft-quoted preamble reads as follows:

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    Whereas it appeareth that however certain forms of government are better calculated than others to protect individuals in the free exercise of their natural rights, and are at the same time themselves better guarded against degeneracy, yet experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms,

    those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny;

    AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE MOST EFFECTUAL MEANS OF PREVENTING THIS WOULD BE, TO ILLUMINATE, AS FAR AS PRACTICABLE, THE MINDS OF THE PEOPLE AT LARGE,

    AND MORE ESPECIALLY TO GIVE THEM KNOWLEDGE OF THOSE FACTS, WHICH HISTORY EXHIBITETH, THAT, POSSESSED THEREBY OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER AGES AND COUNTRIES, THEY MAY BE ENABLED TO KNOW AMBITION UNDER ALL ITS SHAPES, AND PROMPT TO EXERT THEIR NATURAL POWERS TO DEFEAT ITS PURPOSES;

    And whereas it is generally true that that people will be happiest whose laws are best, and are best administered, and that laws will be wisely formed, and honestly administered, in proportion as those who form and administer them are wise and honest; whence it becomes expedient for promoting the publick happiness that those persons, whom nature hath endowed with genius and virtue, should be rendered by liberal education worthy to receive, and able to guard the sacred deposit of the rights and liberties of their fellow citizens, and that they should be called to that charge without regard to wealth, birth or other accidental condition or circumstance; but the indigence of the greater number disabling them from so educating, at their own expence, those of their children whom nature hath fitly formed and disposed to become useful instruments for the public, IT IS BETTER THAT SUCH SHOULD BE SOUGHT FOR AND EDUCATED AT THE COMMON EXPENCE OF ALL, THAN THAT THE HAPPINESS OF ALL SHOULD BE CONFIDED TO THE WEAK OR WICKED:
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    The Bill was presented in the House of Delegates in 1778 and 1780, but was not passed; James Madison presented the bill several more times to the state legislature while Jefferson was serving in Paris as Minister to France. A much-revised version was finally passed into law in 1796 AS AN “ACT TO ESTABLISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS.”
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    Federal Role in Education – US Department of Education

    www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed

    United States Department of Education

    Feb 13, 2012 – This page discusses the role of the U.S. Department, providing a … About ED OVERVIEW. The Federal Role in Education Overview. Education is primarily a State and local responsibility in the United …. Welcome to ED.gov …

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    The Federal Role in Education 2011-2012
    EDUCATION IS PRIMARILY A STATE AND LOCAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE UNITED STATES. It is States and communities, as well as public and private organizations of all kinds, that establish schools and colleges, develop curricula, and determine requirements for enrollment and graduation.

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    The bottom line

    IT IS BETTER THAT “SUCH” SHOULD BE SOUGHT FOR AND EDUCATED AT THE COMMON EXPENCE OF ALL, THAN THAT THE HAPPINESS OF ALL SHOULD BE CONFIDED TO THE WEAK OR WICKED.

    NO LONGER ARE OUR AMERICAN HOPES KEPT IN CHECK.

    DONALD J. TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT ELECT AND INAUGURATION DAY IS JAN 20, 2017

    AND, BY THE CONFIRMATION AND CHARACTER OF THE REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS AND TRUMPS CABINET PICKS


  • 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….


  • FEMA-NFIP $20 Billion Dollar Obama Mess

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT.

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION $20 BILLION DOLLAR FINANCIAL DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

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    The bottom line

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of “PROGRESSIVE” solutions for managing its flood risk;

     California also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, CALIFORNIANS  MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THEIR “PROGRESSIVE” PLACE IN THE FOOD CHAIN UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS.

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    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) IS NOW $20 BILLION DOLLARS IN DEBT. The last time I researched NFIP  circa 2012, it was $18 BILLION DOLLARS UNDERWATER.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017

    ANOTHER OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR DISASTER FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESS TO CLEAN UP.

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 – WE RECOMMEND A CAREFUL LOOK AT CALIFORNIA’S PLACE IN THE NFIP.  IN PARTICULAR, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively.  The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA. (the sanctuary state?)

    California’s Flood Future – California Department of Water Resources

    www.water.ca.gov › Flood Topics › FloodSAFE California › Newsletters

    As part of the public comment period for California’s Flood Future, DWR and USACE … In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious …

    Key findings from California’s Flood Future include:

    • CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.California’s diverse geography contributes to the state’s significant flood risk. In many regions, peak flows — the largest volume of water flowing per second through a water system — occur in a very short time frame, which spells disaster.
    • Flooding is a statewide problem. Every California county has experienced a federally declared flood disaster in the past 20 years. Counties with relatively low risk for a major flood event would be impacted by the results of a catastrophic flood elsewhere in the state, when employment centers, transportation facilities, utilities and the economy are affected.
    • THE IMPACTS OF A MAJOR FLOOD WOULD BE DEVASTATING TO CALIFORNIA AND TO THE NATION.In addition to tragic loss of life, flooding in California can have a serious impact on its economy and environmental resources. A major flood in California, which has one of the world’s largest economies, will have an unprecedented impact on the national economy as well. With many more people and structures per square mile in California’s urban areas, the state would likely see much higher recovery costs from a major flood than the $110 billion that has been spent on recovery from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita or the $60 billion that has been appropriated for recovery from Superstorm Sandy.
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    California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program …

    https://californiawaterblog.com/…/californiaflood-risk-and-the-national-floodinsura

    DEC 14, 2016 – The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework … Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of … annual policies since 1994, and records of properties with multiple payouts … Statewide, roughly 7 million people and $580 billion in buildings, public …

    by Nicholas Pinter, Rui Hui, and Kathy Schaefer

    ACROSS THE US AND WORLDWIDE, FLOODING IS THE DEADLIEST AND MOST COSTLY NATURAL DISASTER.

    The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is an imperfect framework for reducing flood losses, but currently the best we’ve got

    NFIP IS SCHEDULED FOR CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION IN 2017, and this debate promises to be lively. 

    The Natural Hazards Research and Mitigation Group at UC Davis has been analyzing NFIP DATABASES, EXAMINING PATTERNS OVER THE HISTORY OF THE PROGRAM AND FOCUSING ON FLOOD LOSSES AND FLOOD INSURANCE, PARTICULARLY IN CALIFORNIA.

    Over the history of NFIP, California is one of a few states that has – through dry years and wet – received only a small fraction of payments from NFIP compared to the premiums it has paid in.  Since 1994, NFIP damage payouts in California have totaled just 14% of premiums collected (compared to 560% for the biggest recipient state, Mississippi).  For California, this imbalance exceeds $3 billion (2015 dollars) over 21 years, funds that could have been invested in risk-reduction, floodplain management, and reduced premiums.

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of progressive solutions for managing its flood risk; the state also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    WITH THE US NFIP FACING AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE – >$20 BILLION IN DEBT,

    AND WITH A CHALLENGING CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION DISCUSSION LOOMING IN 2017 –we recommend a careful look at California’s place in the NFIP.

    In particular, CALIFORNIA SHOULD NOW EXPLORE A STATE FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM, WITH SAVINGS INVESTED IN LONG-TERM RISK REDUCTION.  Properly implemented, a state-based insurance program and proactive flood mitigation strategies could synergistically benefit the environment, agriculture, recreation, and water resources. 

    THIS APPROACH HAS MAJOR CHALLENGES, WITH IMPLICATIONS BOTH FOR CALIFORNIA AND NATIONWIDE THAT SHOULD BE EXPLORED.

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    LOOKS LIKE CALIFORNIA WILL NEED SOME FEDERAL ASSISTANCE?

    PHOTOS: Major January storm sweeps across Bay Area | abc7news …

    abc7news.com/weather/photosmajorjanuarystormsweepsacrossbayarea/1692140/
    3 days ago – A major storm soaked the Bay Area in January giving us major rain totals and some damage from wind and flooding along the way. Share your …
    Flooding in Sonoma County causes citizens to band together.
    PHOTOS: Major January storm sweeps across Bay Area

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    California storm floods: Mapping the impact across Northern California

    sf.curbed.com/maps/californiafloods-storm-damage-map

    2 days ago – The back-to-back storms that pummeled California since last weekend … has brought MAJOR FLOODING AND DAMAGE TO PARTS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

    CALIFORNIA IS AT CATASTROPHIC RISK FOR DEVASTATING FLOODS.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP CONGRESSIONAL REAUTHORIZATION OF THE The US National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) FUNDING LOOMING IN 2017

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    The bottom line

    California has unparalleled expertise and a culture of “PROGRESSIVE” solutions for managing its flood risk;

     California also has unique needs and intense pressures looking forward.

    ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, CALIFORNIANS  MIGHT WANT TO TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT THEIR “PROGRESSIVE” PLACE IN THE FOOD CHAIN UNDER THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION AND REPUBLICAN CONGRESS.

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    California is a state with many sanctuary cities and basically the entire …

    sanctuarycities.info/sanctuary_state_california.htm

    CALIFORNIA HAS A HUGE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT POPULATION

    and their presence is both condoned but also encouraged by many. Their labor is used by landscapers, …

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    ‘Sanctuary California’ Faces Bankruptcy if Trump Withholds Funds

    www.breitbart.com/california/…/sanctuarycalifornia-faces-immigration-defunding-ba…

    Nov 26, 2016 – Although Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned President-elect Trump that defunding Sanctuary Cities would cause “social, economic and …


  • $10 Billion From the Judgment Fund

    SUE AND SETTLE FOR BILLIONS FROM THE JUDGMENT FUND

    BETWEEN 2013 AND 2015, THE (OBAMA) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PAID MORE THAN $10 BILLION IN JUDGMENT FUND AWARDS WITH SCANT TRANSPARENCY OR OVERSIGHT.

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    A $5 billion lawsuit filed by a NON PROFIT  insurer against the Obama administration for a program implemented under Obamacare is raising questions about the use of a fund available for settlements with the government and

    whether Congress can, and should, intervene.

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    Who knew? I’d never heard of “THE JUDGMENT FUND” until I read the September 16, 2016, Lankford Letter on the Iran settlement. Click here to open this e-mail in its own browser window

    “The Obama administration has a history of using “THE JUDGMENT FUND ” Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal. “They cannot be trusted to properly defend the lawsuit.”

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    The Judgment Fund: History, Administration, and Common Usage

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    other snippet

    “THE JUDGMENT FUND ” was established in 1956 to relieve Congress of the burden of appropriating money for judgments on a case-by-case basis.

    Initially, the fund had a payment limit of $100,000.

    Since 1977, however, there has been no limit on payment size. Congress has amended the judgment fund numerous times since, according to the testimony of Neal Kinkof, professor of law at Georgia State University.

    Jan 8, 2017 Whether the GOP Congress can, and should, intervene?

    Good Lord, Mr. Ford…. WHAT THE DEMOCRAT’S U.S. CONGRESS CREATED IN 1977, LET THE REPUBLICAN’S 2017  CONGRESS PUT ASUNDER.

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    Von Spakovsky, who worked at the Justice Department during President George W. Bush’s administration, specifically warned of the White House’s history of “SUE AND SETTLE CASES,” which he said allows parties to circumvent federal statutes and regulations and receive large sums of money through settlements with the government.

     Jeffery Axelrad from George Washington University said in written testimony that the identity of fund recipients is not available when judgment fund statistics are compiled.
         “Likewise, the amount paid to attorneys and the identity of the attorneys is not currently available,” he added. “This information is central to knowing whether THE JUDGMENT FUND is, or is not, being abused.”

    A $5 billion lawsuit filed by a nonprofit insurer against the Obama administration for a program implemented under Obamacare is raising questions about the use of a fund available for settlements with the government and whether Congress can, and should, intervene.

    The $5 billion it’s seeking, the money would come from THE JUDGMENT FUND an indefinite appropriation created by Congress and administered by the Department of Treasury.

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    April 12, 2012 The federal government will pay more than $1 billion to settle a series of lawsuits brought by American Indian tribes over mismanagement of tribal money and trust lands, under a settlement announced Wednesday.

    MONEY FOR THE TRIBES’ SETTLEMENTS ALREADY HAS BEEN APPROPRIATED UNDER A CONGRESSIONALLY APPROVED JUDGMENT FUND

    Negotiations continue on dozens of other cases.

    An appeals court this week upheld a $3.4 billion class action lawsuit settlement concerning the mismanagement of government trust funds for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans, ruling that it was fair, reasonable and adequate.

    The Cobell v. Salazar settlement is one of the largest class actions ever filed against the United States, and accused the federal government of mismanaging money owed to Native Americans under trust funds. The alleged mismanagement dated as far back as the 1880s.

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    “They’re getting political friends to sue them and settle without going to Congress,” he said.

    A $5 billion lawsuit filed by a nonprofit insurer against the Obama administration for a program implemented under Obamacare is raising questions about the use of a fund available for settlements with the government and whether Congress can, and should, intervene.

    According to legal experts, if the Obama administration decided to settle its class action lawsuit with Health Republic Insurance of Oregon, one of 23 co-ops started under Obamacare, and other insurers for all or part of the $5 billion it’s seeking, the money would come from THE JUDGMENT FUND an indefinite appropriation created by Congress and administered by the Department of Treasury.

    Health Republic Insurance of Oregon’s lawsuit was filed on behalf of insurers participating in Obamacare’s risk corridor program, and specifically those who did not receive the full amount of money requested through it.

    “In this case, the argument is the statute requires the government to pay out for the risk corridors, but Congress refused to appropriate the money to do that and therefore the court is going to have to award a judgment since the administration, under the direction of Congress, is violating the law,” Timothy Jost, a law professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, told The Daily Signal of the lawsuit.

    “And therefore the money has to come out of THE JUDGMENT FUND that the Court of Claims has to award a judgment against the federal government, which is appropriated money,” he continued.

    The Obama administration’s use of THE JUDGMENT FUND has come under fire in recent years, particularly after it was reported the Justice Department used the fund to pay billions to farmers who alleged discrimination by the Department of Agriculture, circumventing Congress.

    (Really? Just asking, using THE JUDGMENT FUND to settle discrimination lawsuits from black, Native American, Hispanic and female farmers is a valid use of the fund. )

    “The Obama administration has a history of using THE JUDGMENT FUND,” Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at The Heritage Foundation, told The Daily Signal. “They cannot be trusted to properly defend the lawsuit.”

    Von Spakovsky, who worked at the Justice Department during President George W. Bush’s administration, specifically warned of the White House’s history of “SUE AND SETTLE CASES,”” which he said allows parties to circumvent federal statutes and regulations and receive large sums of money through settlements with the government.

    “They’re getting political friends to sue them and settle without going to Congress,” he said.

    A spokeswoman for the Justice Department said the agency is reviewing the complaint, but had no further comment.

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    Reported Sep 8, 2016 Iran Settlement

    The $1.3 billion came from a fund administered by the Treasury Department for settling litigation claims. THE JUDGMENT FUND IS TAXPAYER MONEY THAT CONGRESS HAS PERMANENTLY APPROVED IN THE EVENT IT’S NEEDED, ALLOWING THE PRESIDENT TO BYPASS DIRECT CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL TO MAKE A SETTLEMENT. The U.S. previously paid out $278 million in Iran-related claims by using the fund in 1991.

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    Lankford Letter The Judgment Fund to Iran

    Sep 16, 2016 – The Judgment Fund: History, Administration, and Common Usage. https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42835.pdf. Federation of …. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed James Lee Witt as FEMA Director. In 1996, the agency …

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

    http://www.fischer.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/2016/7/senators-fischer-and-lankford-introduce-bill-to-expose-taxpayer-funds-transferred-to-iran

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    CNS – Legal Experts Defend Big US Payment to Iran

    www.courthousenews.com/2016/09/…/legal-experts-defend-big-us-payment-to-iran.h…

    Sep 7, 2016 – Congress has amended THE JUDGMENT FUND numerous times since, according to the testimony of Neal … 5, to account for $1.3 billion in interest.

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    Behind My Back | FEDERAL ISSUES AND REFORM

    www.behindmyback.org/category/federal-issues-and-reform/
    Sep 16, 2016

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    Obamacare Insurers Could Get Money From Government Fund

    dailysignal.com/…/obamacare-insurers-could-get-billions-from-controversial-govern…

    Mar 16, 2016 – The Obama administration’s use of THE JUDGMENT FUND has been the subject of … Health Republic Insurance of Oregon filed a $5 billion class action lawsuit … If the lawsuit leads to a settlement, the money could come from THE JUDGMENT FUND ….. It was upheld by the Supreme Court on June 28, 2012.

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    Good grief, we live in a country where anybody can sue anybody for “whatever”

    When everybody in the world sues the US government for  “whatever” reason in the world….

    And, congress won’t appropriate funds to pay for “whatever”

    The billions and billions of dollars are  paid out of  THE JUDGMENT FUND for “whatever”

    For the last 40 years 1977-2017 the billions of dollars in settlements for  “whatever” came out of  AMERICAN TAXPAYERS POCKETS

    The bottom line

    IF CONGRESS BROKE IT…

    THE 2017 REPUBLICAN CONGRESS CAN FIX “WHATEVER” WE THE PEOPLE WANT

    AND THAT INCLUDES OBAMACARE


  • Accountability for SES Senior Executives

    Accountability for SES Senior Executives

    Previous efforts to ease the discipline of VA’s Senior Executive Service members, implemented after the 2014 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, stalled when the Obama administration declined to defend the provision in federal court.Transitioning

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    Federal Employee Accountability Bill Is First Approved by House in …

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    • 4 days ago – January 3, 2017

    The House on Tuesday approved a measure to require the Veterans Affairs Department to permanently note reprimands in employees‘ personnel files, MAKING THE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURE THE FIRST BILL THE CHAMBER APPROVED IN THE 115TH CONGRESS.

    Federal Employee Accountability Bill Is First Approved by House in New Congress

    • The House on Tuesday approved a measure to require the Veterans Affairs Department to permanently note reprimands in employees’ personnel files, making the accountability measure the first bill the chamber approved in the 115th Congress.
    • The Ensuring VA Accountability Act would mandate that VA keep copies of reprimands and admonishments in the employee’s permanent record for as long as they are working for the department. Currently, “admonishments” remain in employees’ records for two years and “reprimands” for three.
    • “The artificial limitations make it difficult for VA managers to properly review employee performance and obtain an accurate picture of their work history,” the Republican Policy Committee said.
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    • The prioritization as the first bill in the new session of Congress — following only a resolution to set the House rules for the 115th Congress — could signal VA and federal employee accountability will be a key area of focus over the next two years.
    • Congressional Republicans have fought since 2014 to make it easier to fire VA employees and restrict their bonuses, though many of their efforts were blocked by their Democratic colleagues or President Obama. President-elect Donald Trump spoke throughout his campaign of the need for VA reform and as part of his official platform promised to bring more accountability to VA senior executives.
    • “I think that’s a good sign,” Dan Caldwell, vice president of policy for Concerned Veterans for America, a conservative group that backs increased accountability measures, said of Tuesday’s vote. He added Congress would need to pursue “much deeper” reforms to “really make a difference.”
    • Previous efforts to ease the discipline of VA’s Senior Executive Service members, implemented after the 2014 Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act, stalled when the Obama administration declined to defend the provision in federal court.
    • Later in the 115th Congress’ first week, the House will consider a series of bills aimed at providing more oversight of federal agencies. The Taxpayers’ Right to Know Act would require the Office of Management and Budget to post online information related to “the cost and performance” of federal programs that exceed $1 million. The House approved the bill in 2015, but it stalled in the Senate. It will also vote on a measure that would require agencies to give all federal records requested by the Government Accountability Office to the auditing agency, and authorize GAO to bring civil actions against those who fail to comply. The House will also consider Office of Special Counsel reauthorization and a bill to bring more transparency to federal advisory committees.
    • Later in the week, the House will vote on the 2017 Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would allow Congress to nix en bloc regulations finalized by agencies within 60 legislative days of the end of a presidential term. It will also consider the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, which Republicans have pushed for years and would require congressional approval of rules and regulations that would produce an impact on the economy of more than $100 million.

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    FACT CHECK ANYONE…

     VA IG Confirms Worst Fears: 300000 Vets Really Did Die While …

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    Sep 3, 2015 – Pedestrians walk past the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, May 10, 2013.

    AND NOT A SINGLE GOVERNMENT PUBLIC SERVANT AT THE VA WAS FIRED.

    ACCORDING TO THE APRIL 22, 2015  NEW YORK TIMESTHE ACTUAL NUMBER IS: ZERO.

    As the Times recalls, soon after the “Sixty heads rolled!” headlines were written, the Department of Veterans Affairs backpedaled and said that only 14 people had actually been removed.

    THAT WAS A LIE, TOO.

    AS SO OFTEN IN THE OBAMA YEARS, IT FELL TO A COMMITTEE OF CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS TO FLOG THE TRUTH OUT OF THE ADMINISTRATION, AND IT TOOK MONTHS OF EFFORT:

    The documents given this month to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, which provided them to The New York Times, show

    THAT THE DEPARTMENT PUNISHED A TOTAL OF EIGHT OF ITS 280,000 EMPLOYEES FOR INVOLVEMENT IN THE SCANDAL.

    One was fired, one retired in lieu of termination, one’s termination is pending, and five were reprimanded or suspended for up to two months.

    The only person fired was the director of the Phoenix hospital, Sharon Helman, who technically was removed not for her role in the manipulation of waiting lists but for receiving “inappropriate gifts,” according to the department.

    In a statement released Wednesday night, the department did not dispute the numbers released by the committee, but said that more than 100 other employees were facing disciplinary action.

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    OVER A YEAR  AND A HALF LATER  as of OCTOBER 28, 2016 there were  still over 300 UNTOUCHABLE (SES) Senior Executives STILL EMPLOYED BY the Veteran’s Administration AND VA senior executives still collecting bonuses of over $10,000.00 a year

    Veterans Affairs Doles Out Huge Bonuses Despite Corruption

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    Oct 30, 2016 – October 31, 2016. 54 … She received a bonus of $9,120 in January 2016. … /politics/2016/10/28/more-bonusesva-employees-despite-ongoing-problems-agency/92837218/ … Whether they were pulling a Hillary and the size of the bonus is …. There are over 500 dead veterans [a Judge and a Reporter had …

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    VA still plagued by problems two years after scandal – Washington Times

    www.washingtontimes.com/…/3/va-still-plagued-by-problems-two-years-after-scand/

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    The Untouchables SES Senior Executives

    Posted on November 14, 2016 4:29 pm by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S GOVERNMENT AGENDA FOR THIS BEHIND OUR BACKS, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS UNTOUCHABLE, UNFIREABLE,  7000 SES SENIOR EXECUTIVES, A CORRUPT, LAYER OF POWER AND GREED IN THE VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION OR ANY OTHER BRANCH OF THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.

    WHICH IMPAIRS THE PRESIDENT’S ABILITY TO SUPERVISE THE EXECUTION OF THE FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE LAWS

     “SECTION 707 THUS VESTS A FEDERAL EMPLOYEE WITH THE FINAL AUTHORITY —

    UNREVIEWABLE BY ANY POLITICALLY ACCOUNTABLE OFFICER OF THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

     to determine whether to uphold the removal of a [Department of Veterans Affairs],

    WHICH INCLUDES THE POWER TO OVERRULE THE DECISION OF A CABINET-LEVEL OFFICER,”

    SOMETHING WENT BLATANTLY AMOK IN THE US GOVERNMENT CIVIL SERVICE BETWEEN 1883-2016.

    HOW DID THE U.S. GOVERNMENT END UP  WITH 7000 (SES) UNFIREABLE UNTOUCHABLES CIVIL SERVICE EMPLOYEES CHARGED WITH LEADING THE CONTINUING TRANSFORMATION OF OUR GOVERNMENT?

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    Congress must pursue “much deeper” reforms to “really make a difference.”

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    The bottom line…

    Later in the week, the House will vote on the 2017 Midnight Rules Relief Act, which would allow Congress to nix en bloc regulations finalized by agencies within 60 legislative days of the end of a presidential term.