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Old 03-24-2023, 01:14 PM
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Unhappy Destroying Our Great Nation - Bit By Painful Bit


So – just where is the logic in slicing away at the critical and essential infrastructure of “Our Great Nation?” While at the same time, we continue to allow certain political regimes, bureaucratic party greed, and foreign interference alike, to ravish the good and the productive, and this, just in order to continue to feed (and to overly satiate) the proponents of -

“The Old Pork-Barrel Philosophy?”

And while we are on the subject, just how much damage is being done to “Our Nation” by those who are in this “Political Monkey Business” strictly for themselves, while at the same time, they employ their “Slick-Willie Tactics and Rhetoric” in order to economically rape, and to pillage, “Our Magnificent Nation and Her Gallant and Trusting Population!” And if hope does indeed spring eternal, then it is also my opinion that the course that is being plotted by a scant-few politically-blind fools these days - can only lead in but a single direction! “And can any of you out there even venture a twisted- guess - as to just what direction that might inevitably be??”

"Those who joyfully create (or blindly accept), the often massive burdens of most disrespectful and lying fools, inevitably, all perish in shame themselves!

And this, while wallowing deeply beneath (and being weighted-down by), their very own ponderous and overpowering bulk of shame, along with their own misdirected egos, blind fervor, and even their ongoing penchant for personal folly – Tom Paine, Ben Franklin, Tom Jefferson and Patrick Henry – Where Are You?!”

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Old 03-24-2023, 02:23 PM
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Angry What is corruption?

By: Transparency International News Coalition Against Corruption

We define corruption as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain.

Corruption erodes trust, weakens democracy, hampers economic development and further exacerbates inequality, poverty, social division and the environmental crisis.

Exposing corruption and holding the corrupt to account can only happen if we understand the way corruption works and the systems that enable it.

The Basics:

Corruption can take many forms, and can include behaviours like:

public servants demanding or taking money or favours in exchange for services,
politicians misusing public money or granting public jobs or contracts to their sponsors, friends and families, corporations bribing officials to get lucrative deals.

Corruption can happen anywhere: in business, government, the courts, the media, and in civil society, as well as across all sectors from health and education to infrastructure and sports.

Corruption can involve anyone: politicians, government officials, public servants, business people or members of the public.

Corruption happens in the shadows, often with the help of professional enablers such as bankers, lawyers, accountants and real estate agents, opaque financial systems and anonymous shell companies that allow corruption schemes to flourish and the corrupt to launder and hide their illicit wealth.

Corruption adapts to different contexts and changing circumstances. It can evolve in response to changes in rules, legislation and even technology.

See our anti-corruption glossary for more examples of corrupt behaviour


The costs of corruption contain:
a. Political Cost - Your freedom and rule of law.
b. Social Cost - Your participation and even your trust in government.
c. Environment Costs - Your chance for a healthy environment & a sustainable future.
d. Economic Cost - Your opportunity to build and grow wealth,

To Fight Corruption, We Must Embrace Transparency:

Transparency is all about knowing who, why, what, how and how much. It means shedding light on formal and informal rules, plans, processes and actions. Transparency helps us, the public, hold all power to account for the common good.

Seeking and receiving information is a human right that can act as a safeguard against corruption, and increase trust in decision makers and public institutions. However, transparency is not only about making information available, but ensuring it can be easily accessed, understood and used by citizens.

But transparency is only the first step to curbing corruption: (****)

We have learned from over twenty-five years of experience that corruption can only be kept in check if representatives from government, business and civil society work together for the common good.

(****) This is where we fail. Here is the short comings of promises made by those who take office or positions in power - they tend to not observe these issues - rather seek for self improvement then other's as a whole!
Personal note: These are the issues of today and our yesterdays. It happens regardless
whose in power. It's a runaway management of poor decision making - which in turn
causes grief within our democracy. And the People suffer from improper management!

O Almighty Lord God, who neither slumberest nor sleepest; Protect and assist, we beseech thee, all those who at home or abroad, by land, by sea, or in the air, are serving this country, that they, being armed with thy defence, may be preserved evermore in all perils; and being filled with wisdom and girded with strength, may do their duty to thy honour and glory; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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