The Congressional Inquiry Dance

21 Mar

In December of A.D. 2012, HSBC (one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world) admitted to laundering $881 million on behalf of illegal drug cartels and suffered the largest fine ever imposed on a financial institutions.  However, the US government did not impose any criminal sanctions on HSBC officers or employees.

Earlier this month, at a Senate Banking Committee hearing, Senator Elizabeth Warren asks two bureaucrats from the Treasury Department to explain why the laws against money laundering were not fully enforced against HSC.  The bureaucrats dance artfully around her questions for 5 minutes, Senator Warren runs out of time, and her line of inquiry ends without Senator Warren ever receiving a single straight answer to her questions.

And that’s how the “Congressional Inquiry Dance” is done.  If you can shuck and jive for 5 minutes, you can skate. In the rare instances when Congressmen or Senators as important questions, procedures effectively allow such questions to go unanswered.  Not always.  But often.

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Posted by on March 21, 2013 in Government as Gangsters, Video


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10 responses to “The Congressional Inquiry Dance

  1. Yartap

    March 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Apparently Senator Warren does not understand the reality. Mrs. Warren, let me give you my opinion as to why the banks are not prosecuted. You see, the banks have mine and your loan notes and mortgages, which they may call due at any time. In other words – THEY RULE!!!

    • Jerry Sparks

      March 22, 2013 at 12:39 AM

      Why Ms. Warren asks for their,& just their “opinions” is beyond me.

  2. rmiglobal

    March 22, 2013 at 5:59 AM

    Haven’t you noticed yet that behind the makeup is actress Annette Benning? I mean really, is everyone blind? America has a hoax government FFS, where do you think all the drama comes from, Hollywood perhaps? ;-)

  3. Samantha

    March 22, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    Why Do the Wicked Prosper?

    LORD, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked triumph?
    How long shall they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
    They break in pieces thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
    They slay the widow and the stranger, and murder the fatherless.
    Yet they say, The LORD shall not see, neither shall the God of Jacob regard it. (Psalm 94:3-7)

    David shows the end of the wicked:

    [Evildoers] shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb. . . . For evildoers shall be cut off. . . . For yet a little while and the wicked shall be no more; indeed, you will look diligently for his place, but it shall be no more. . . . The Lord laughs at him, for He sees that his day is coming. . . . But the wicked shall perish; and the enemies of the Lord, like the splendor of the meadows, shall vanish. Into smoke they shall vanish away. . . . [T]he descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. . . . I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a native green tree, yet he passed away, and behold, he was no more; indeed I sought him, but he could not be found. . . . But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; the future of the wicked shall be cut off. (verses 2, 9-10, 13, 20, 28, 35-36, 38)

    The way of the wicked shall PERISH – (Psalm 1:6)
    …like the beasts that PERISH – (Psalm 49:20)
    God will DESTROY them for their wickedness – (Psalm 94:23)
    When the storm has SWEPT AWAY, the wicked are GONE – (Proverbs 10:25)
    …the lamp of the wicked is SNUFFED OUT – (Proverbs 13:9; 24:20)
    …our God is a CONSUMING fire – (Hebrews 12:29)

    • Jerry Sparks

      March 26, 2013 at 6:52 AM

      @ >[Evildoers] shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb….
      Hi,Samantha.Based on some “answers” I am getting from Anon4fun, how long ago was this written?
      That is,Evildoers shall soon be cut down…. SOON? Now we both know this was written several thousand years ago, so what does “soon” mean to you?

  4. Anthony Clifton

    March 22, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Remember Eric Moebious and the Yogurt shop murder case ?

    money laundering huge amounts of cash on site specific murders…

    as if the murder or mass murder of people is really a concern of the members of congress

    found the comments section interesting in the wake of the Visit from the “President”
    who went off script…yesterday,7340,L-4358820,00.html

    at some point in time people will concern themselves with factually accurate information and stop listening to and tolerating professional LIARS…congenital LIARS…er um the “Media”.

    Can you smell that smell?

    While Wall Street banks are being rewarded billions in taxpayer-funded bailout money to recover from risky financial schemes, cash-strapped Americans around the country are being jailed for simply not having enough money to pay their bills….

    ….ready to register your weapons yet, America ?

    my moderation is awaiting your comment

  5. Eric U

    March 22, 2013 at 11:02 AM

    This is the problem with legal fiction and Corporate entities being defined as people
    Why are people who participate in the operations of a corporation called actors and not members??? The government that grants charters to private corporations have themselves become a private corporation. Corporations were originally only allowed to be formed for a specific purpose and for a specific duration of time, after which they were dissolved. Now they are given breath perpetually.

    Corporations have been given the standing of “person” before the “law”, yet whenever one of these entities are endited for a felony, no “persons” go into handcuffs or do any time on behalf of the corporation, nor are their charters revoked, because, interestingly, every action done in the name of corporation must have been done with the capacity to act. However,the corporation defines capacity to act and by definition, there is no capacity for any actor to act in undertaking any illegal activity. The commissioning of a crime by an individual within the corporation is defined as impossible, as such action could onlybe undertaken without official capacity to act. So in essence corporations can only act to undertake actions that are legal. Any illegal activities were undertaken by an individual in their own private interest.

    Also, corporate officers owe their loyalty to the corporation and the stockholders. So I guess we must ask ourselves that if the Federal govt (in this State) is a private corporate organization, who is owed the loyalty?

    Perhaps this is why …
    ” We the people, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. Note that Union is capitalized, proper noun. Everything government does is primarily to create a more perfect Union, and that justice,defense,liberty,general welfare are secondary to the Union itself.

    Have we not let corporations be elevated to the status of a person with the same standing and legal rights of a man? Yet the corporations have unequal bargaining power when compared other persons due to their ability to manipulate and control through money. The courts have ruled that corporations as persons have the 1st ammendment right of free political speech. Is this not why corporations are allowed to keep on donating MASSIVE sums to politicians, thereby given direct access to power as they continue to write legislation for politicians, and to thereby write their agendas into public policy?

    Concurrently, have we not also allowed this system to redefine men not as divinely created beings with God given rights, but as a corporate entity but with only the status of subcorp, who owe allegiance to their creator State? Now we, acting as corporately created citizens must without question, accept and shoulder whatever responsibility that the government places on us as our duty to support,uphold, and care for the creator/master State. We have a system of controlled fealty akin to feudalism. Look up the definition of law abiding citizen.It stands in direct contrast to the writings of our founding fathers concerning our roles with respect to the government.

    . Perhaps this explains the problems that the tea party and patriot movements are having. Because as Washington warned against, we have let the dangerous creature become a fearful master….
    This is why we are at odds with things like the 2nd Ammendment and gun control… we have been reduced to being actors in a subcorp, a created legal fiction and part of the corporation but believing that we stand outside of it as men.
    It is interesting to note that In the Bible in several places there are warnings about not dwewlling in the City. It is also interesting to note that the God imposed system of redemption through Jubilee did not apply to property that was in the City. We have since let the borders of the City extend to become the State. The good book tells us that a man cannot serve two masters, so how can we revere God when we owe fealty and allegiance to our Creator State?

    • Jerry Sparks

      March 23, 2013 at 9:36 PM

      Eric U,
      I believe if I had written what you have,Anon4fun would have responded & let me know in no uncertain terms how I am twisting &.or assuming the scriptures mean something other than what they really say.But, Eric, I understand your article the same way you do. I just don’t understand why I am the only one that is corrected by A4f.


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