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originally posted by: pheonix358
a reply to: F2d5thCavv2
One is paid for one’s discretion.
I always thought that discretion was one of the Knightly Virtues, ie. it should come naturally and be part of the honest man's makeup.
Just another POV.
originally posted by: cherokeetroy
Graham says Dec. 9th...'it's locked'
Graham says the IG Report will be out December 9th
Eric Kessler, a former Clinton administration environmental policy staffer who also serves as principal of liberal philanthropic and investment strategy firm Arabella Advisors, is president of Sixteen Thirty Fund.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: Justoneman
0311Warrior last visited ATS a week ago tomorrow, so still around!
I guess he hasn't been cleared by Q to post again yet?
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: crankyoldman
The American taxpayer is constantly getting screwed while politicians make their back door deals enriching themselves, their family, their donors, and their chosen companies and organizations. Way too much room for kickbacks.
The question has been asked many times. How do politicians increase their wealth so much once they get in office and especially after they have been in office for so long?
Foreign aid can be provided in the form of money or “in kind” donations of goods or services. Sometimes it’s given directly to foreign governments, but the majority of State Department and USAID-administered assistance is channeled to non-governmental organizations (NGOs) — such as Concern Worldwide — or United Nations agencies — such as World Food Programme, UNICEF, or UNHCR — that work in the target country.
Notice the 'such as'. This makes one think great humanitarian organizations get our money. But who REALLY gets it.
I would guess that a lot of our foreign "aid" really benefits our own politicians' or some family member or organization connected to them. Our tax dollars make other countries and swampy politicians richer, while our own country's true needs suffer.
Malta on Wednesday arrested a tycoon in connection with the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, the day after an alleged middleman was offered a pardon to identify the mastermind behind the killing…..
Before her 2017 murder, which sparked outrage and protests in the Mediterranean island, Caruana Galizia reported on corruption -- including alleging that a company owned by Fenech was connected to high-level politicians…..
The crowd later prevented Justice Minister Owen Bonnici's car driving away from parliament, banging on the windows and shouting: "Mafia! Mafia!"…..
Fenech, who is from a wealthy family with sprawling business from energy to hotels, was intercepted just after 5:30 am local time (0430 GMT), and his sleek white and blue yacht Gio was accompanied back to port.
....The temples date from 5,500 to 2,500 BC, making them older than Stonehenge and older than the Pyramids of Egypt (according to current perspectives). The dating of the site was done using radio carbon testing of pottery and bones found around those temples in Malta. Dr Nicholas Vella of the University of Malta says that until further evidence is found that will put Stonehenge or the Pyramids far into the timeline, the temples of Malta remain the oldest known temples still standing.....
Archaeologists do not know exactly how the temples were used but the common theory is that they were used as ceremonial places for polytheistic religions which included sacrifice of animals and/or humans.......
House Democrats have slipped an unqualified renewal of the draconian PATRIOT Act into an emergency funding bill – voting near-unanimously for sweeping surveillance carte blanche that was the basis for the notorious NSA program. A three-month reauthorization of the notorious PATRIOT Act was shoehorned into a last-minute continuing resolution (CR) funding the US government, bundling measures needed to avert yet another government shutdown with a continuation of the wildly-intrusive surveillance powers passed after the 9/11 terror attacks. Democrats voted almost unanimously for it, granting the far-reaching surveillance capabilities to the very same president they’re trying to impeach. A roll-call vote on the bill was split exactly along party lines, with all 230 Democrats standing up for unconstitutional mass surveillance – including progressives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota), who spoke out against it earlier. Two other Democrats opted not to vote, but not a single representative dared oppose party groupthink.