Comments on: Corruption is everywhere and nowhere http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:13:45 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: p19 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2192 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:13:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2192 I apologize for my comments to appear more than once. I have no idea how this happened and it was not intended.

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By: p19 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2189 Thu, 12 Dec 2013 02:11:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2189 SCOTUS was wrong in allowing virtually unlimited funds to be contributed to politicians. Money raising activities now consume more of a politicians time than ever. That’s not the worst part. We will lose our country to Mexico if because of corporate bribery. If both Dem and Repubs sell out America and agree to provide amnesty, for 12MM illegal aliens, most of them Hispanics, it won’t take many elections before the country will by run by the Hispanic Democrat Congress and subsequently the Presidency – Barrack Hernandez.

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By: tmc http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2188 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 13:07:50 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2188 Virtually all humans are corrupt given the right circumstances. Limiting corruption is possible by limiting those circumstances. Constant vigilance must be applied as corruption seeps into everything in time.

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By: brotherkenny4 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2184 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:39:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2184 Here in the USA we don’t have corruption since those activities have been made legal by congress and the supreme court.

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2183 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:22:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2183 Lobbying is legalized form of corruption.

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2182 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 20:21:22 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2182 The are two sides to corruption, in particular bribery. The recipient is only half the picture. The payers of large value bribes tend come from ‘western countries’ not much different to yours’, normally to secure preferential business arrangements.

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By: rikfre http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2181 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:00:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2181 corruption is quite openly and obviously everywhere. you just have to look for the small hints on the media.

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By: TocoToucan http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2180 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:26:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2180 This article surely misses the point entirely.

MPs fiddling their expenses pales in significance to massive corporations undermining democracy, buying election results, gaining control of regulators to the extent that the regulator becomes more of a racketeer, protecting the corporations who ‘own’ it from outside competition.

Then what about the USA sponsoring terrorism in various countries in order to allow its military machine a platform for overthrowing a legitimate ruler.

Finally, how about the UK government defending the rights of Monsanto to not require its products to be properly safety tested before entering the EU market. There’s no explanation other than that democracy has been subverted for corporate benefit: http://sustainablepulse.com/2013/11/21/u k-government-support-monsanto-civil-grou ps-eu-court/

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By: Max2001 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2179 Tue, 10 Dec 2013 10:57:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2179 A good article, but it neglects to mention that most large-scale corruption is enabled by a vast industry of bankers, lawyers, accountants, fixers and company directors-for hire, many of them working out of rich countries where out-and-out bribery is now relatively rare. London, for example, is a city where many corrupt schemes are negotiated, structured and disguised, then defended by PR agencies and – bizarrely – through legal actions in the courts. It’s the globalisation of fraud, if you like. To its credit the UK government has belatedly recognised this, but action is still far, far behind words. The same could be said of other wealthy countries, even in the US where the enforcement of anti-bribery laws is more energetic than in most countries.

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By: thebriang http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/2013/12/09/corruption-is-everywhere-and-nowhere/#comment-2156 Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:27:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/john-lloyd/?p=1151#comment-2156 What about the US, where the true corruption is all legal, where the lobbyists and the billionaires and the monopolies we call corporations can pay our politicians and supreme court off to pass laws in their favor, where only the rich really matter and the poor are despised by the establishment as takers from the Rich.

Our elections are bought for a billion dollars worth of lies on TV commercials, and the politicians are allowed to profit by insider trading, pork bills and “not” bribe taking, like when John Boehner handed out envelopes of money from the tobacco industry on the Senate floor.

Disgusting really.

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