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El Chapo paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president Peña Nieto, witness says | World news | The Guardian
A witness at the US trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán has testified that he told US authorities the accused Mexican drug lord once paid a $100m bribe to the former Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto.
Mexico  war  on  drugs  bribery  bribe  Enrique  Peña  Nieto  USA  Latin  America 
14 hours ago by asterisk2a
Ajit Pai dodges congress
Refuses to explain why the FCC isn't protecting consumers from having their location data stolen
fcc  politics  america  ajitpai  corruption  privacy 
yesterday by nelson
The fast food feast
A detailed analysis of the McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's the White House served to Clemson. (Trump lied about how many burgers were bought, inflating the number by 3x.)
trump  politics  clemson  food  fastfood  america 
yesterday by nelson
Costs of the Confedracy
We spend $40M / year of taxpayer money on monuments to slavery and treason
politics  confederacy  slavery  treason  america 
yesterday by nelson
Hashtag Murica
Donald Trump posing in the White House in front of a portrait of Lincoln, with an array of fast food laid out on the gilded table in front of him
trump  politics  america  murica  fastfood  whitehouse 
yesterday by nelson
Kamala Harris’s Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus
My concern is the anti-Catholic sentiment manifest in the Democratic party.What if a religious progressive were up for a nomination, and a Republican senator asked if his church’s position in favor of same-sex marriage or abortion rights or transgender accommodations would affect his decisions? Wouldn’t the Left be outraged? Probably yes, given the selectivity with which partisans apply standards of constitutional and moral probity these days. So committed are these Senate Democrats to the doctrines of social liberalism that they are prepared to ignore the plain text of Article Six, Section Three, of the Constitution: “No religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or Public Trust under the United States.” More than religious freedom is under attack in the controversy over the Knights. So is the freedom of association. In the midst of a social crisis that involves drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, depression, and loneliness, progressive Democrats seek to delegitimize the very organizations that promote community, connection, charity, and meaning.When Alexis de Tocqueville visited America, he was struck not only by the religiosity of our people. He also noticed their penchant for association. Here was true diversity, a genuine pluralism of belief and practice. The “new liberalism” that is said to be ascendant in the Democratic party undermines these twin pillars of American exceptionalism — religion and civil society —to advance the (quite brittle) cultural consensus that reigns in the megalopolis.
faith  politics  America 
2 days ago by thomas.kochi
(1823) How a new aristocracy's segregation puts stress on society - YouTube
see book Dream Hoarders
the bottom 90% lost money. the 9% kept pace, the 1% escaped
inequality feeds on itself. the larger it gets the more hardened it gets.
also - like marries like! concentrates wealth further
gated communities - Dream Hoarders
america got a postcode lottery as well
Individual actions add up
natural progression from gated to gated and armed communities.
&! - Where you grow up matters in an unequal economy. Here’s how.
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2 days ago by asterisk2a

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