April 6, 2013
A wave of corrosive political scandals at a time of economic woe is exacerbating the outrage of European citizens, who are channelling resentment into street protests or at the polls.
Italy, Spain and Greece have all been hit by fraud or graft cases allegedly involving the top brass. France joined the ranks of scandal-hit nations this week after its former budget minister was charged with tax fraud.
“Everything is coming [...]
A team led by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson at the University of Gothenburg took a 9 centimeter-long snippet of vein from the groin of a deceased donor, stripped it of all cells and then reseeded the resulting hollow tube with stem cells taken from the recipient’s own bone marrow. Two weeks later, the surgeons transplanted the engineered conduit into the young girl. She remained healthy for close to a year, although a [...]
“I’d been struck by a detail in the publicity notes about the show, which made a point of stating: “Gordon is not there to fix prisons or mentor prisoners. Gordon is not there to fix prison food.” His determination to make this very clear makes sense as soon as he starts talking about what he found behind bars.
“What I wasn’t prepared for was how easy it was for them [...]
January 24, 2012
Joe Doakes’s Speech On The State of The Union in the form of a letter:
Dear President Obama,
I didn’t see your speech. Why should I? Why should any America hear one more syllable you utter? What purpose would it serve? Would it change what you have done in these last three years? Would it change the waste, fraud and abuse that has occurred? No. In Cuba, in the not [...]
By Xu Pingting
China Daily/Asia News Network
Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012
If corruption of over 500,000 (S$99,426) yuan is punishable by death, no official will dare to do that anymore, said Zhao Runtian, a deputy to the National People’s Congress, on Monday. His speech draws heated comments online.
The light punishment against corruption may be encouraging graft, added Zhao, who is also secretary of the Heze Municipal Committee of the CPC in Shandong province.
by Chas Sisk, The Tennessean
A bill in the Tennessee legislature could give the state’s new procurement officer broad discretion to award contracts without competitive bidding, a change that critics say would upend decades of practice.
The state Senate is debating a bill that would let Tennessee’s top purchaser negotiate directly with suppliers whenever he or she determines that talks are “in the best interest of the state.” The bill would delete a requirement [...]
“When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion — when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t [...]
October 17, 2011
KABUL — Afghan lawmakers agreed on Saturday to reimburse the government for bailing out the Kabul Bank, which nearly collapsed last year because of mismanagement and hundreds of millions of dollars in questionable loans.
The lower house passed a bill to provide up to $825 million over the next eight years to recapitalize Afghanistan’s central bank — a move that smooths the way [...]
New development in the story:
There is an innocent man in jail for an email that he didn’t send and JP Morgan wives are collecting $220 million of the TARP money? COME ON ! Where does it end?! Isn’t ANYONE GOING TO DO ANYTHING?!
On Monday, April 25th, the day after Easter, at 11:00 am Vincent McCrudden goes to court.
…Because these corrupt financial regulators that are supposed to [...]
The $39bn telecoms corruption scandal in India is threatening to trigger popular discontent among the country’s 1.2bn people like no other scandal in the country’s post-independence history, the Tata Group, India’s largest company, is warning.
In an interview with the Financial Times, Kishor Chaukar, executive director of Tata Sons, the holding group of the Tata Group, said civil society’s growing frustration with widespread corruption [...]