A further L@@K at the press RE: The Key to Everything
Post From KTFA By Memphis » March 16th, 2014, 9:52 pm •
“Our nation agreed to these reforms in 2010…
….[to] help [America] maintain…it's veto power [in the IMF]."
~U.S. Senator Bob Corker Mar 12, 2014
Let's L@@K at another example that randomly came to the forum today. I say "random" in that no one is trying to influence the discussion here and make things slanted against the media,
this is simply what they do and this article again displays partial truth (I hesitate to even give that much credit) along with continued misdirection.
Memphis Continues: The very means by which our legislators bury (hide) such monumental things is ample evidence that our system of Gov't in America is broken, in serious need of reforms. But that is a topic for another time.
Back on point, This key to everything, that will bring a fundamental shift in the economic sovereignty of America, is being concealed in a seemingly benign bill to bring relief to the "crisis" in Ukraine and it now carries the official name of (ready for this?)…
The Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014
Now who in their right mind would even question a bill that promotes such ideals as, Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy…? Certainly not me! I say pass the thing quickly! Not so fast….
As we get into the article notice that no one is promoting either political party here. This article quotes a republican, one of the bedrocks for conservatism. Yesterday it was one of the other guys.
If your normal thought processes always revert to partisan "right vs. left" (pick a side) then you and I speak different languages such that MY brain would quickly shut down as if you were speaking Chinese.
Not trying to insult anyone but if this steps on your toes? Let me encourage you to suspend such thoughts as much as possible as it will be a (mental) stumbling block for you as we progress down this path together.
Are there politicians in Washington that are on the side of right, that truly desire a smaller gov't with the scales of justice reset as God would define justice? (the list goes on) Yes there are.
Don't mistake this minority tho for the vast majority who are truly corrupt for it is THEY who control the outcomes at present.
Further, this random article was brought to the forum today and was not "hand picked" so I propose, yet again, that the media outlets do not give us truth which thus requires much discernment on our part.
Will the passage of this bill require distraction beyond that of a missing plane or a "crisis" in Ukraine? Time will tell. My opinion (that I am not even married to) is open to the possibility and I am opening this point only in that IF we do see an event(s) that causes "distraction" on a mass scale?
I propose that we L@@K in the opposite direction for a steam roller that is coming down the street...
I will highlight portions [underlining] below and add comments on occasion. Blessings, Memphis
Post by s41755k » March 16th, 2014, 8:26 am • [Post 158]
Corker Statement on Committee Passage of Ukraine Aid and Sanctions Legislation
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker, (R-Tenn.), ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement regarding the committee’s passage of bipartisan legislation in response to the crisis in Ukraine.
The bill, which passed 14-3, will support Ukraine’s political and economic transition without adding to the debt and impose sanctions on those who threaten Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
[[Memphis note: So there we have it, "Nothing to see here…" This bill simply gives Ukraine support from various fronts. Again, who could stand opposed to this?]]
“This bill cements more fully 60 years of U.S. national interests to ensure Europe remains democratic, whole and free.
I believe we’re at a defining moment right now, where our friends and allies are watching to see if we’re going to do those things that are appropriate to protect Ukraine’s sovereignty, and I think this bill absolutely meets that test,” said Corker.
[[Memphis note: Perhaps you do believe that Mr. Corker but I believe you are knowingly choosing not to speak to ALL of the provisions of this bill as you instead re-purpose this as a rally cry, a time for us to rise to the occasion and "do the right thing" as the whole world watches.
We all beat up on Lindsey Graham this week for offering to help "…work on Boehner" in getting this bill passed. It's becoming increasingly clear that many of the GOP are too in love with the system and….. need to go. And yet again, I digress...]]
The bill also implements reforms regarding U.S. participation in the International Monetary Fund that will help facilitate financial support for Ukraine without increasing U.S. financial commitments at the IMF.
[[Memphis note: this sentence ACTUALLY speaks to the reforms! I was getting all excited only to have my hopes dashed as I read further and realized that it was instead intended to re-direct me AWAY FROM the IMF reforms. Perhaps if we read further? Surely this all important IMF Code of Reforms will be spoken to in a meaningful way…let's see….]]
“Our nation agreed to these reforms in 2010…"
[[ Memphis note: I need to break in here in mid-sentence and ask the reader to make note of a special treatment for this above quote. With the help of others I will invoke the U.S. Constitution to address Mr. Corker's dismissive and presumptuous words here.]]
back to the article….
"...and the crisis occurring in Ukraine is a perfect example for why we need the IMF to help Ukraine’s democratic and economic transition,” said Corker.
“This measure will help ensure developing economies have a bigger share in the costs and responsibilities, so the U.S. isn’t bearing the heaviest burden when a crisis hits.”
[[ Memphis note: So much in this one sentence….
...let's come back to the words that I have highlighted in red, those need special attention.
Looking at the last sentence again, we find language that actually opens up and offers a glimpse into the IMF reforms and (as you all have recognized) it falls flat on it's face.
The average reader would walk away from this article feeling all warm inside and looking for apple pie. I propose THIS as a common takeaway by the uninformed:
"It's not right for the US to pay more than its fair share! HECK YEAH! pass these reforms guys, it's high time these developing countries stop riding on OUR backs…their getting heavy….(screw 'em)...!!"
Do you see it? Seriously! Do you see it?!? FORGET misdirection here, we are seeing the blatant perversion of the truth, the twisting of the facts to garner public support.
I take great offense (and so should we all) that we are (our intelligence is) being insulted with such "spinning" of a shifting, a transition, that is destined for it's own chapter in the history books.]]
[[ Memphis note: OK, going back to these words highlighted above:
"...the crisis occurring in Ukraine is a perfect example for why we need the IMF...
Many of you already know what I am about to say here….
This is a perfect display of the Hegelian Dialectic being employed. Ukraine is now PRESUMED (no room for debate or discussion) to be a "crisis" and the solution is being clearly laid out for us: "IMF, HELP…we need your help, there is no other way out…." and very soon it will be rolled out (I picture a steam roller here).
As I type these words, I have FOX news playing in the background (my son still watches them…as I pray for him) and there is a grand total of two (2) items discussed each hour.
1) A missing Boeing 777 and 2) How do we put out the fire in Ukraine. It has fallen to the US (says who) to ride in and save the day. Oddly enough Sen. Bob Corker was part of the interview. All I heard was…..noise…..]]
[[ Memphis note: the balance here deserves reading. I will highlight and comment only on four (4) words of interest.]]
The Sovereignty, Integrity, Democracy, and Economic Stability of Ukraine Act of 2014, which relies on appropriated funds within existing restraints on federal spending, includes the following provisions:
•Loan Guarantees: Authorizes the State Department to provide funds for the purpose of loan guarantees for Ukraine.
•Asset Recovery from Corrupt Ukrainian Officials: Requires the State Department and Justice Department to assist the Ukrainian government in the recovery of assets amassed by corruption Ukrainian officials, including former President Viktor Yanukovych.
•Democracy and Governance Assistance: Authorizes $50 million for the purpose of technical, democracy, and civil society assistance for Ukraine and other Eastern Partnership countries.
•Enhanced Security Cooperation with Ukraine and Europe: Directs the President and authorizes up to $100 million over FY 2015-17 to provide security assistance for Ukraine and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
•Sanctions for Threats to Ukraine: Imposes sanctions, including visa bans and asset freezes, against persons determined to have engaged in violence or serious human rights abuses in Ukraine or activities undermining the territorial integrity of Ukraine.
•IMF Reform: Authorizes quota reforms in the IMF that help maintain American influence in the Fund and its veto power. U.S. financial commitments at the IMF would not increase, because while the U.S. contribution to the IMF’s main source of funding (or quota) will increase from an estimated $63 billion to $126 billion, the U.S. will reduce a corresponding $63 billion from U.S. contributions to a separate IMF account (the “New Arrangements to Borrow”) that was approved by Congress in 2009 to provide additional stability in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
The budgetary impact of this provision is fully offset with current year spending.
[[ Memphis note: Based on much information to the contrary shall we conclude that the above words are a lie? A complete fabrication? :
"…help [America] maintain…it's veto power [in the IMF]."
You decide. My brain's tired….]]
in reply to my question as to why a 2/3 Senate majority does not decide this law:
by agold » March 16th, 2014, 9:43 pm • [Post 127]
The Ukraine bill is a funding bill and all funding must have both Congressial and Senate approval then Presidential approval to become law, if it was a treaty then the Senate only would have to give "advice and consent".
The powers to be have already stated (mentioned on this forum) that the 2010 IMF reform and the IRS 501c law changes are re-election killers, so they are trying to hide in it an unrelated bill.
The media (liberal and conservative) are both contributing to public ignorance by not discussing critically the contents and intents of this bill.
Memphis, you are to be praised for your diligence and courage to inform and get us considering the who, what, when, where, why, and how (5W and 1H) of what is pushed by these dangerous, power hungry socialists.
the Constitutions language that applies:
Section 2 - of the Constitution
The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States;
he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He [the president] shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States,
whose Appointments are not herein other- wise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
a legal opinion (interpretation):
"the U.S. Constitution requires that treaties negotiated by the President could not have either international or domestic legal effect without first having obtained advance approval by a two-thirds vote in the Senate."
links provided (thanks to those who helped here)
“Our nation agreed to these reforms in 2010..."
~U.S. Senator Bob Corker Mar 12, 2014