Government corruption thread

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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #60 on: March 20, 2020, 05:54:20 pm »
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Republican senator Richard Burr faced demands to resign on Friday after it was reported that he sold off millions of dollars’ worth of stocks just before the market dropped amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic.

Burr and his wife sold between around $628,000 and $1.7m in more than 30 separate transactions in late January and mid-February, ProPublica and the Center for Responsive Politics reported. Several of the stocks were in companies that own hotels.

On Friday, Burr asked congressional investigators to probe whether his actions amounted to insider trading. “I relied solely on public news reports to guide my decision on the sale of stocks February 13,” he said in a statement.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/20/republican-senators-sold-stocks-before-markets-plunged-on-coronavirus-fears-reports

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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #61 on: December 28, 2020, 06:09:51 pm »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_radiation_experiments

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Numerous human radiation experiments have been performed in the United States, many of which were funded by various U.S. government agencies[3] such as the United States Department of Defense, the United States Atomic Energy Commission, and the United States Public Health Service. Experiments including:

    feeding radioactive material to mentally disabled children[4]
    enlisting doctors to administer radioactive iron to impoverished pregnant women
    exposing U.S. soldiers and prisoners to high levels of radiation[4]
    irradiating the testicles of prisoners, which caused severe birth defects[4]
    exhuming bodies from graveyards to test them for radiation (without the consent of the families of the deceased)[5]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Plutonium_Files
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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #62 on: December 29, 2020, 04:56:06 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls

so, the factory owners and operators knew the shit was radioactive and was harmful, but the people who were harmed only got money.  ??? what?  Why didn't they mass hang everyone who conspired to give those women cancer?

Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #63 on: December 29, 2020, 05:08:21 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls

so, the factory owners and operators knew the shit was radioactive and was harmful, but the people who were harmed only got money.  ??? what?  Why didn't they mass hang everyone who conspired to give those women cancer?

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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #64 on: December 30, 2020, 12:00:58 pm »
Lol, california hired an auditor, and the auditor said 'hey, 200 million dollars is missing' and they said 'you're a bad employee and also you're fired'

https://www.propublica.org/article/she-noticed-200-million-missing-then-she-was-fired

Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #65 on: December 30, 2020, 01:55:34 pm »
Lol, california hired an auditor, and the auditor said 'hey, 200 million dollars is missing' and they said 'you're a bad employee and also you're fired'

https://www.propublica.org/article/she-noticed-200-million-missing-then-she-was-fired

My dad used to work for UNICOR, which is the slave labor program for inmates. They do everything from sewing clothes, to making furniture, to repairing government vehicles. He noticed that a shipment of military trucks which were supposed to be sent to Texas were instead diverted to Arizona, and the cost to repair the trucks at the other location was thousands of dollars more per truck.

My dad reported this discrepancy, which cost the government over $400,000, to the Office of the Inspector General and was promptly fired from his position at UNICOR.
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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #66 on: January 02, 2021, 06:18:31 pm »
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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2021, 01:47:02 am »
Yay! This missile is sooo inclusive! It has a rainbow Boeing logo, the trans flag, and a black lives matter sticker on it!!

That definitely makes up for, y'know, spending billions of dollars killing people for oil

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Re: Government corruption thread
« Reply #68 on: March 03, 2021, 11:06:17 am »
In case you missed it, George W Bush was pretending to be stupid during his presidency so that average americans would relate with him, the media could mock him, and political opponents would underestimate him.



This is the same tactic they used with Trump's presidency. If the media is spending all of their time talking about all the stupid things the president says, they don't have to talk about corruption or war.

 "You fool me once, shame on you, you fool me twice -- well, you can't fool me again!"
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