August 18, 2011 at 2:39 am #37699
Q: which is more TAO, Libya (prior to NATO attack) or U.S.? got to pick one or otherAugust 20, 2011 at 5:43 am #37700August 20, 2011 at 8:01 am #37702
“This guy at Pelican Bay told me that he and his cellmate would exercise up to four or five hours a day,” says Jessner. “It stayed with me sort of as a vision of Hell: They are in these tiny little concrete cells; one of them is running vigorously in place while the other one’s doing ‘burpees’-sort of like jumping jacks mixed with push-ups -for hours per day.” As a result, most xx members can break their restraints, as Jessner demonstrates by putting his wrists together. “They use one of the cuffs as leverage to break open the other cuff.” Five years ago, an xx member named -xx- went berserk in a Los Angeles courtroom, breaking his cuffs and pitching a TV across the room.
-MATTHEW DUERSTEN, Who’ll Stop the Reign
In the course of writing this book I encountered fascinating people, opinions, and intriguing bits of information. The following are typical:
-The country is wracked with fraud and corruption. Connections between the government and ‘oligarchs’ are getting closer all the time. The president won re-election in 1996 with tens of millions of dollars in his war chest, much of which was contributed by big business outside any meaningful regulation.
-One woman, nearing pension age, described how conditions had deterirated at her workplace over the past eighteen years. “When I started working in the district government 1983,” she said,”people were hired on the basis of their qualifications and experience. Now, in our department it’s all done by where you live and who you know.” She went on to lament the decline in talent as well as extent to which rank-and-file workers were increasingly beholden to the party. “Inconpetence has increased and professionalism has decreased…We’re expected to campaign for a candidate when asked, and contribute money to the Party…When we want a raise we have to go to the Party, not our supervisors, to get it approved.”
-A law enforcement official was under investigation for his participation in a criminal organization. In the course of working a ‘mafia’ boss as an informant, the official was swayed to join forces with the thug, turning over classified information, and reportedly even acting as a lookout during the commission of a murder. This came at a time when the number of law enforcement departments under investigation for incompetence, corruption, human rights abuses, and even murder, were on therise. Local and national politicians were being arrested for embezzlement, fraud, and extortion. And apathy among the population was high.
-A businessman in a major city was blocked for eleven years from obtaining the required permits to open a restaurant because he refused to pay bribes to city officials.
-A newspaper article eneurated some of the more noteworthy offenses committed by members of the national legislature in the second half of the 1990s: 29members had been accused of spousal abuse, 7 had been arrested for fraud, 19 had been accused of writing bad checks, 117 had bankcrubted at least two businesses, 3 had been arrested for assault, 71 had credit reports so bad they couldn’t qualify for a credit card, 14 had been arrested on drug-related charges, 8 had been arrested for shoplifting, in 1998 alone, 84 were stopped for drunk driving but released after they claimed immunity
-Prior to leaving office, the president granted immunity from prosecution to a drug trafficker, tax evader, embezzler, and others of low repute.
As you may have guessed, I’m referring to the United States. The woman mentioned above is American, the law enforcement official was an FBI agent, the restaurater was a New Yorker, the national legislature was the U.S. Congress, and the president was Bill Clinton.
-JOSEPH D. SERIO, Investigating Russian mafia
I don’t think US is corrupt like Ribosome claims, but almost the whole humanity is.
Ps. What are the two main differences between Anthony the Great and Saint Pantaleon?August 22, 2011 at 3:33 am #37704
indirectly to destroy planet thru total idiocy, directly to defeat Gore, welcome to He**
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