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Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022 – Passed & signed on 05-21-2022

What comes to my mind are the doves saying, “Coo…Coo…Coo…Coo…”

Here is the bill that was passed by both houses of Congress, House of Representatives and the Senate, and signed into law by the President of the United States on May 21, 2022.

H.R.7691 – Additional Ukraine Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2022

I’m scrutinizing this bill a little bit as to why is SO MUCH going into / towards Ukraine and so very quickly? And nothing – hardly anything – is happening in house in our own country to help out the U.S. Citizens of the United States of America?

I’m going to highlight some of the funding allocated in various screen shots of the above downloadable PDF file

So $67 million is going to the Department of Justice…
Noted above total of $12.7 Million is going to military
Noted above totals of the red highlighted, $2.4 Billion is going to Military
Noted above totals for some other “Defense Programs” of about $86.9 Million

Why is there need for “Operating Expenses”, “International Disaster Assistance” and “Economic Support fund” for those amounts? IS IT Necessary?

So my question to everyone who reads this blog… Who is actually paying for all of these?

The U.S. Taxpayer through our taxes via income tax filing, Social Security what ever it is – still comes from us wee little ol’ people.

“Oh that’s why they need to tax the rich!” Oh get off your idiotic horse and propaganda regurgitation, the “rich” people pay a hell of a lot more taxes than the regular people who just want to live & enjoy their lives. Do the math.

And think about it, for example, if we claim that we’re giving Ukraine 1 billion, but the Ukraine president only see 500 millions, will he say anything now? No, of course not. 500 millions with the newspaper “support” are better than nothing in their situation right now. If I was the Ukraine president, I would keep my mouth shut and take the support but no respect or whatsoever in my head for the “supporting” brother.

So, the question for us now is not only “who is going to pay for all of these?” But also “where have our money gone to?”

The Energy Industry arguments

Let me just start off by saying… Make it make sense to me everyone. I am NOT against ANY resource being utilized to provide some type of energy.

But seriously everyone, you have to think about what is going and think about it.

First, what is going on currently with Ukraine and Russia is terrible. War sucks regardless. The saddening part is that there’s always money to be made when there is a war. Largely the entities that benefit from wars going on is most of the time government’s, elites and elected officials – regardless. There’s always money made to be somewhere between the lines of wars. It’s what they call “smoke and mirrors” because us regular people do not know what actually happens behind the scenes. I will just leave it at that.

Second, the always unanswered question(s)… Why are we still paying to foreign countries to get oil/fuel from them? Why are we still IMPORTING oil/fuel from other countries? Why isn’t the United States of America producing, drilling, fracking, etc. the oil domestically? Forcing people to go to only one direction and only one resource or product (basically limiting the availability of options), hmmm. How has that ever helped any country when they only have 1 product and no freedom of choice of other options?

My main image cover for this particular blog is why I’m asking:

There was detailed report and research conducted back in 2011 (possibly earlier) through 2013 from the Institute for Energy Research. A report was prepared on October 29, 2013 and provided before the Subcommittee on Energy and Power Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on the North American Energy Infrastructure Act.

The Institute for Energy Research (IER) is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations, and government regulation of global energy markets. IER believes that freely-functioning energy markets provide the most efficient and effective solutions to today’s global energy and environmental challenges and, as such, are critical to the well-being of individuals and society.

The president of this non-profit organization has stated a searchable fact that was conducted over time and makes me think twice (A LOT) of why people are trying to push only 1 or 2 types of a resource to use for energy. Here’s an excerpt from organization’s president, Thomas J. Pyle:

“In the last 100 years, America’s population has tripled. Life expectancy has increased by 70 percent. The productivity of the American people, measured in terms of real per-capita Gross Domestic Product (GDP), has increased by 600 percent. At the same time, we have consumed more than 340 billion barrels of oil, almost 60 billion short tons of coal, and more than 1,090 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. These things are linked. Affordable and reliable energy is a crucial factor in making these and many other significant human, social and technological achievements possible.

Yet even with steadily increasing rates of economic and population growth, as well as increasing energy consumption, the United States today possesses greater recoverable supplies of oil, natural gas and coal than at any point in its recorded history. How can that be? Have vast new sources of hydrocarbon fuels magically materialized beneath our feet over the past 100 years? Or is it possible that, despite what you’ve read, heard and have been told, our continent has always had a lot more energy available to it than some would have us believe?

The answers lie in the data. In 1980, official estimates of proved oil reserves in the United States stood at roughly 30 billion barrels. Yet over the past 30 years, more than 77 billion barrels of oil have been produced here. In other words, over the last 30 years, the United States produced more than two and a half times the proved reserves we thought we had available in 1980. Thanks to new and continuing innovations in exploration and production technology, there’s every reason to believe that today’s estimates of reserves are only a fraction of what will be produced and delivered tomorrow—not only here in the United States, but across the entire North American continent.

Unfortunately, even as updated data show plentiful future supplies of domestic energy, driven by new technologies, a significant movement has emerged. This movement’s mission is to advance and perpetuate falsehoods and inaccuracies with respect to the volume and availability of energy resources in and under our country and continent.

The movement is coordinated, orchestrated and well-funded to create the illusion of scarcity that empowers government to deny citizens access to affordable, reliable and much-needed energy. Furthermore, using supposed scarcity as an excuse, politicians and government agencies justify increasing the power and budget of government while substituting their politically-favored energy choices for those chosen by consumers.

“If America only possesses two to three percent of the world’s oil,” they ask, “why bother to unlock additional acreage for future exploration?” If the world is running out of hydrocarbon fuels, why not insist that government spend billions of dollars to subsidize politically well-connected sources of “alternative” energy? This, they argue, is the justification for spending and mandating the use of energy supplies that otherwise could not survive in a market economy where consumers make their own energy decisions based upon availability and price.

For some, the benefits associated with advancing this agenda are financial. For others, they are ideological. Access to affordable, abundant energy is, fundamentally, a means of freedom. But for those seeking to create a crisis that provides an opportunity to direct the way we live, work and act, affordable, reliable, abundant, domestic energy is a threat. In a very real sense, the more energy we have, the less power they will have. Energy abundance ends the justification for central energy decision-making…”

So what stuck out to what Mr. Pyle has said in the above paragraphs caught my eye: “Access to affordable, abundant energy is, fundamentally, a means of freedom. But for those seeking to create a crisis that provides an opportunity to direct the way we live, work and act, affordable, reliable, abundant, domestic energy is a threat. In a very real sense, the more energy we have, the less power they will have. Energy abundance ends the justification for central energy decision-making.”

Again, referring back to my second topic of “unanswered question(s)”… Why are we still paying to foreign countries to get oil/fuel from them? Why are we still IMPORTING oil/fuel from other countries? Why isn’t the United States of America producing, drilling, fracking, etc. the oil domestically? Forcing people to go to only one direction and only one resource or product (basically limiting the availability of options), hmmm. How has that ever helped any country when they only have 1 product and no freedom of choice of other options?

Let me paint you the picture of some people out there who are out of touch with reality, who cannot understand regular folks who strive, persevere and try any means necessary to make an honest living…

Another interesting report I stumbled upon from the IER – The 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth

On page 4 of the 100 Percent Renewable Energy Myth report PDF

Even Elon Musk said this…

Again, I say… Make it make sense to me everyone. I am NOT against ANY resource being utilized to provide some type of energy. I’m all for having an availability of options and choices for me and EVERYONE else to freely choose what we all want to use. Technology now is a WHOLE LOT different as it was before and in the past.

I will end here with some interesting news articles and opinions I’ve come across:

Venezuela could be a fill-in for Russian oil, but critics fear aiding another strongman.

Opinion – Biden’s Bizarre Oil Diplomacy

U.S. Officials Meet With Regime in Venezuela, to Discuss Oil Exports to Replace Russia’s

Loving these Tweets

I won’t say much because the tweets themselves can speak for themselves… unfortunately, quite a bit of simple minded idiots and I’m not sorry to say – will believe such tweets.

He says so to get more votes back in 2020, of course~ What politician would just say things to get more votes? The gall…
And look what happens after several months in, being in office, going back on those words – just for votes.

You have to read some of the responses to their tweet on October 17, it is hilarious.

Let’s check back on a prior blog, I’ve posted, about some of these bills that are introduce by Congress: H.R. 1319 – From 117th Congress – “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021”

So what is “their fair share”? Really? Many governments (federal, state and local) give tax incentives to companies (big AND small) so they can build in the respective locations, provide jobs and services to such areas. Does that not click in any one’s minds? It’s basic economics. For the first several years the incentives kicks in because such companies are literally starting out and then afterwards they do pay taxes. You won’t see the corporation’s taxes because it’s a disclosure issue. Want to see something you have to literally ask under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

Let’s revisit some older blog posts of mine regarding taxes, shall we?

Tax Rates – The Laffer Curve

Is increasing minimum wage beneficial or hurtful? I believe it is hurtful.

President Biden’s Economic Policies

1 Year from the election, 2020. What has the Biden Administration done for United States of America?

Another month before it is November again, 2021. So that is the trillion dollar question… What has the Biden Administration done for the United States of America since he has taken office since January 2021?

To quote the infamous line from ‘Spaceballs’ – “…Absolutely nothing…!”

However, he did keep his promise of undoing majority if not all of Trump Administration’s policies implemented from his prior administration. So I guess that is one thing the Biden Administration has done for USA. But that did not really help, now, did it? You will need to really tap into your critical thinking brain on this one.

Undoing the prior administration’s policies has basically hindered the progress of moving forward in bettering the USA’s economy, security, motivation, innovation, etc., etc.

Economy is hindered because there’s quite of bit of Americans still on unemployment. Why is that so? MANY companies are hiring but no one wants to work? Why? Get off your BS excuses and lazy asses people. Just get a PAYING job. Don’t you need your job to support your spending on $1000’s TVs or the newest smart phones or whatever else technology out there? And I find it ironic how many people are harping on saying “F*** capitalism” or “Protest capitalism”, but they’re so out of tune that all the products that they possess are the mere results of Capitalism…

She cannot even see the irony.
If you want to smash capitalism, then don’t buy any of those products you have. NOTHING!

I mean it is not just the material items that capitalism thrives on… It’s the providing of a good or a service. It’s two-pronged. You get a good in exchange because you yourself WANT it. You get a service because you yourself WANT it. What service? Well there’s restaurants, accountants, mechanics, engineers, architects, doctors, specialists, bars, therapy, massages, acupuncture, and the list goes on.

Security for the United States of America is hindered because apparently our southern border is open… still… IT was opened when Biden took office and did away with Trump Administration’s prior border policies. So there’s still huge influxes of illegal immigrants coming in. And I cannot harp on it again because it’s just so voluminous and utterly ridiculous of how the Southern border is being dealt with (or lack thereof). You can refer back to my prior blog back on March 13, 2021 – The Border Policy is out of hand…

And this was more recent as of September 20, 2021

Motivation is lacking for everyone. I don’t need to expand on that anymore with the above two explained.

Innovation may be hindered because of what may come out of the Biden Administration’s future policies… We are blasting back to the Stone Age everyone. Who knows…?

Quoting Pelosi: “Keep government open, we have to those imminently. More imminently even to address the full ‘Obama agenda’ of ‘Building Back Better’… And I love to say ‘Building Back Better.’ ”
https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1442904841810944001

What the heck?

Please refer to my prior blog on what these life-long, “career politicians” are mentioning about ‘Building Back Better’… The Great Reset is becoming more prominent

I don’t find it shocking how some reporters in Australia are like, “….?” Our country, is an embarrassment to the entire “free world”.

The Border Policy is out of hand…

I agree with her that the border situation is definitely out of hand. And I like the fact that she did point out that the Department of Homeland Security falls under the Executive Department. Hilarious~~~ Here’s another fun factoid… The people that are literally coming to the Southern borders in droves is a crazy amount:

Just look at the numbers from October 2020 to February 2021.

This image of the chart, above, was pulled from the Customs and Border Protection – Southwest Land Border Encounters

It’s not ironic any more that out of the many years that I’ve lived here – in the United States – I never believe what a politician says any more. ESPECIALLY a CAREER politician. I look at their actions specifically not their words, their pretty speeches, and their manipulative speeches… all just to get you to vote for them. I can’t be anymore forward on my analysis.

This is my opinion.

What’s your take on these “career long” politicians? Have they achieved manipulating you to believe everything they tell you? Here’s some flashbacks on current politicians who’s flip-flopped on their positions – just to literally grab your actual votes. These clips are about our border security, etc:

Oh, the irony.

See here in this old recording of Joe Biden – speaking at a Rotary Club (November 27, 2006) – about illegal immigration. Where he was FOR and harping to have a STRONG border. He spoke greatly about voting for a fence (aka border wall~~~) ~ 700 miles of fencing.

And I’ve researched a video snippet of then Senator Barack Obama about illegal immigration on Cspan.org.

2005 – Senator Barack Obama on illegal immigration, his arguments for holding employers accountable and a STRONG border.

“…Those who enter the country illegally and those who employ them disrespect the ‘rule-of-law’ and they are showing disregard for those who are following the law…WE simply cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, unchecked and circumventing the line of people who are waiting patiently, diligently and lawfully to become immigrants in this country…”

Again, as I posed the question earlier… What’s your take on these “career long” politicians? Have they achieved manipulating you to believe everything they tell you? My thought is this, these politicians – especially the democratic politicians, largely – are allowing & bringing all of these illegal immigrants for them to be citizens in the United States. ON PURPOSE. Why do I think this? Have this thought crossed your mind – because it has in mine… Have you ever thought about maybe because they want these illegals to be able to vote and have them vote for the political party that let them into the United States? And what about the bill that was introduced or embedded in another bill in some states to allow criminals to be able to vote? Have you ever thought about that? Here’s one example from the state of Oregon – HB2366 2021.

Felony disenfranchisement in the United States is the suspension or withdrawal of voting rights and the right to keep and bear arms due to conviction of a criminal offense. The actual class of crimes that results in disenfranchisement vary between jurisdictions, but most commonly classed as felonies, or may be based on a certain period of incarceration or other penalty…”

In my close for this blog, I want you to see my prior post about The Vietnam War and my thoughts on it. Towards the end I’ve cited a couple of news outlets where Biden, himself, at the time – again flip flopped his positions – where he did not want Vietnam refugees during the time of the Vietnam War. BUT – he was okay with accepting refugees from Syria in 2015 – Biden: Allowing Syrian refugees into U.S. the right thing to do

And his tweet in 2017:

“Don’t listen to what the Communists say, but look at what they do.” ~ Nguyen Van Thieu