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Black Money Documentary

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posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 07:57 AM
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For anyone who doubts how far the rabbit hole goes as far as unlimited corruption is in the world then please view this excellent documentary.

Black Money investigates the shadowy side of international business, shedding light on multinational companies that have routinely made secret payments often referred to as "black money" to win billions in business. The Guardian reporter David Leigh reveals how he helped uncover one of the biggest and most complicated cases currently under investigation - a story involving a British aerospace giant, the Saudi royal family, and an $80 billion international arms deal known as "The Dove".

Running time is 60 minutes and unfortunately I could not embed the video, but you can watch it here: Watch Black Money




posted on Oct, 26 2009 @ 06:34 PM
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baksheesh
A gratuity, tip, or bribe paid to expedite service, especially in some Near Eastern countries.
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[Persian bakhshish, present, from Middle Persian bakhshishn, from bakhshdan, bakhsh-, to give presents, from Avestan bakhsh-; see bhag- in Indo-European roots.]
in Egypt, India, etc., a tip, a gratuity, or alms
Etymology: prob. via Ar baqshīsh or Anglo-Ind bucksheesh < Pers baḫšiš < baḫšīdan, to give; akin to Sans bhájah, (he) allots: see -phagous

It has been around as long as someone had something you wanted or needed done. Our congress does it, the ancient Chinese did it, it is a way of life in parts of the world. 10% used to be a good tip. 20% or more is expected now.



 
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