The Pew Research Center has released a poll on trust in government, finding, to no one's surprise, that there is precious little of it. Pew found distrust and dislike of government to be as high as at any time since pollsters began posing similar que
If you do not like what is happening to agriculture in your state you have only your state officials to blame; they entered into the contracts with the USDA and FDA and took bribe money to do it.
America has spent more than $6 billion since 2002 in an effort to create an effective Afghan police force, buying weapons, building police academies, and hiring defense contractors to train the recruits--but the program has been a disaster.
"...It would appear that of all applicants for agency positions who undergo thorough background checks, 60% are turned away due to questionable motives and backgrounds. The really troubling part is only 10% of new hires undergo a thorough background
First they pick pocket you on the streets, now they are using the images without your consent to defame you in the public. This is a prime example of why these video surveillance cameras have to go.
Goldman Sachs is expected to earmark about $5B for staff pay and bonuses this week, days after being accused of securities fraud by the US regulators, fueling the controversy over bankers' rewards in the teeth of the financial crisis.
This is a very good presentation of the facts and the level of criminality involved in the case against Goldman Sachs.
The U.S. government awarded Dubai-based ANHAM FZCO, Llc a $2.2 billion contract to provide food and support services to the U.S. military in Kuwait, Iraq and Jordan, the company said on Friday.
. . .the U.S. has already spent more than $6 billion and is about to authorize more money, the Afghan police still face many of the same problems. Those include lack of leadership, low pay, corruption, insufficient training and a low retention rate.
The government accused Goldman Sachs of defrauding investors by failing to disclose conflicts of interest in mortgage investments it sold as the housing market was faltering. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced civil fraud charges
Unfortunately, they use our wealth and laws not only to benefit their outdated, failed companies, but also spend a small pittance of their ill-gotten gains lobbying and favor-trading with politicians so the government will continue to protect...
Barclays Bank and Goldman Sachs reaped windfalls from an emergency auction of Lehman Brothers' derivatives portfolio, but the firms and the exchange that held the auction may be immune from any lawsuits, a court-appointed examiner said.
The reality is that the American Dream is literally being stolen from millions of Americans right out from under their noses and they don't even realize it. The corruption on Wall Street has become so deep and so vast...
At stake are 231 pages of disclosure detailing just how the banks managed to rape the American middle class, and saddle it with debt that will never be paid off.
McKenna stops when he comes face to face with a Prince George’s Maryland National Capital Park Police mounted officer. Note that McKenna actually backs away from the mounted officer. The tape shows two police officers, on foot and in riot gear....
Senior leaders in the interim government of Kyrgyzstan that took power last week are accusing the US of allowing family members of the ousted president, to enrich themselves with contracts supplying fuel to Manas Air Base outside the Kyrgyz capital.
Frank Marshall Davis In response to a Freedom of Information Act request, the FBI has formally acknowledged a file existed on President Barack Obama's grandfather, Stanley Armour Dunham, that was destroyed May 1, 1997. The FBI previously relea
Which is extremely alarming, because the size of this fraud absolutely dwarfs the Madoff or Enron scandals. In fact, this fraud is so gigantic that it is not even worth comparing to any of the other major financial scandals of recent times.
Meanwhile, the January figures were absurd in the other direction. According to the Labor Department, in January 529,000 women found work while 1,000 men lost their jobs.
Extrapolate a comparable dilution of IAU holdings in all the other vaults, it would appear that instead of holding just under 2.5 million TOz of gold, the ETF only has access to one-tenth of this amount, or just under 250k troy ounces.
It appears that this kind of lack of physical holdings by all who claim to have gold in storage, is pervasive as the actual gold globally is held primarily in paper or electronic form. Lenny Organ, says "What shocked me was how little gold...
A mob of corrupt local officials and morally absent financiers got together to build a giant device that converted human shit into billions of dollars of profit for Wall Street — and misery for people like Lisa Pack.
A Marine Corps captain and his wife skimmed $1.75 million from government contracts intended to spur economic development in Iraq, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles claims.
The likelihood that U.S. money is finding its way to the enemy as well as lining officials' pockets . . . is "one of the many very important things that came to light" during last fall's White House strategy review, an administration official said.
U.S. filed a civil suit against defense contractor KBR, alleging that the firm provided false statements in charging the government for the unauthorized use of private security guards in Iraq.
Zepeda, a Mokena businessman whose Chicago construction firm has been awarded more than $45 million in federal contracts is under investigation for allegedly bribing two Army officials and improperly inflating the costs of hurricane-protection work h
Since 2004, a Miami psychiatrist has prescribed almost 14 million pills to Medicaid patients at a cost to taxpayers of $43 million, a state agency says. Fernando Mendez-Villamil would have had to issue 4,000 prescriptions a month, or 1,000 a wee
GOP Lawmaker Darrell Issa Poised to Call for Special Prosecutor to Investigate White House Rep. Darrell Issa, the top Republican on the House Oversight committee, told CBS News Wednesday that he will call for a special prosecutor to investigate th
..... Yes, Virginia, there really IS a Satan Claus~
Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released its 2009 list of Washington's "Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians." The list, in alphabetical order, includes: