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Interesting facts: the United States as a stronghold of world corruption.

There are many people who are convinced that corruption in the United States, if not eliminated, then certainly put on the shoulder blades. Naturally, every time there is a conversation that corruption is not going to disappear anywhere, these people make a surprised face and nod their heads in the negative. At the same time, most of them are sure that corruption in Russia is the worst.

Why is the comparison with the US? For the reason that it is America that is usually given in discussions as a kind of reference in all walks of life. Therefore, by the way, the recipes that are usually offered, even political ones, are strangely similar to the American ones ... And it is this country that is trying to teach Russia how to fight corruption, and it introduces all kinds of "black lists" there.

Well, I bring to your attention a small overview of this topic on materials from open sources.

Transparency International's Corruption Map

The level of corruption for 2013 year according to Transparency International (The global coalition against corruption) |

Who is watching

The corruption perception index is calculated annually by Transparency International. It is a nongovernmental international organization for the fight against corruption and the study of the level of corruption throughout the world. Sources of financing - government organizations, non-government funds and commercial organizations (U.S. Fed).

As Stirlitz said, the last phrase is always remembered.

Public opinion and publicity

Americans are embarrassed by their corruption. To verify this, just look at the tiny article on corruption in the English-language Wikipedia: there is not a single one of any serious incident listed, and the article itself has even been proposed by the community for deletion. Perhaps for this reason, there is still no complete and current list of corruption scandals in the United States.

Where is trillion, Zin?

The largest corruption scandals are associated with government debt, investment funds and the US Federal Reserve. It is there that one movement can write off astronomical sums from the account in the right direction.

For example, the Fed representative failed to report a trillion dollars (!!!). The US Congress has the right to conduct investigations. In one of the videos transmitted on the C-span channel, it was possible to observe this process. It shows how Congressman Alan Grayson asks Mrs. Coleman why the federal reserve balance has increased by a trillion dollars. He never received a clear answer, and all because the investigation was not conducted, and after all, 8 months had passed since the discovery of the loss of money.

Quote from video:
- How about expanding the balance of the Fed to a trillion-odd dollars, to replenish the balance of the Fed from last September? Have you conducted any inquiries about this?
- We ... now we ... and ... We are doing a review, the word investigation has a different connotation. We review at a high level, where various lending programs are considered, including TALF, and we look at them at an overall high level to identify risks.
- I understood that, but we are talking about storieslasting 8 months. Have you come to any conclusions regarding the increase in the Fed's balance sheet by a trillion-odd dollars since last September?
- No, there are no conclusions yet.
- Do you know who got this money?
- Aah ... well ... We are now doing a review ... and mmm ...
- It is clear, but you are the chief inspector, and my specific question is: “Do you know who received over a trillion dollars, which replenished the balance of the Fed from last September?” Do you know who received them?
- I dont know. We have not yet addressed this particular issue at this time.

No investigation was ever conducted. The Fed prepared and published an annual report, which was verified by independent auditors. And yet, the question was closed.

The democratic system of “the light of freedom” has quite revealingly acted with the defendants of this action. Through 2 of the year, the chief inspector-mumble was transferred to another job without noise and dust, and the congressman, a fighter against corruption and a patriot of his country asking uncomfortable questions, lost the election to the 2010 Congress of the year.

Sites. Inexpensively

Not so long ago, in October 2013, a scandal broke out related to with the site It was made by a private company for the health care system, winning the competition for the sum of 93,7 million dollars. Michelle Obama's classmate Tony Townes-Wheatley works in this private company. In fairness it must be said that the company took part in the competition, although some sources claimed the opposite. By the way, the site after the opening was unstable and hung due to the large number of visitors. Errors were corrected, Barack Obama personally apologized for the poor performance of the site, but his image after this scandal pretty shaken.

We set the table correctly

It is surprising that the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington let it down (you cannot say otherwise) 3,9 million dollars to rearrange furniture in the office.

Feet Bush

The former president of Malaysia said that for the opportunity to see George Bush in 2002, he had to pay 1,2 million dollars. However, the money, he said, was made not by the Malaysian government, but by "someone else."

Expensive education

100 million dollarsdesigned to educate difficult teens have sunk into an unknown direction. The perpetrators, like money, have not been found. No one was held accountable or even arrested. Any 100 of millions, you will think. Here trillions disappear - and nothing ... But now, due to a shortage of money, the entire program of such training is in danger of being stopped.

"On the potato" in American

Two judges in Luzern County, Pennsylvania, were convicted of imposing excessively harsh sentences on teenagers. Judges Tsiavarella and Konakhan gave harsh sentences to children and adolescents, for which they received bribes from the owners of two private prisons. They needed free labor for your business. In total, the judges received bribes in the amount of about two million dollars, and, at their request, the state prison for minors was closed.

It is noteworthy that some of the convicts were just 10 years old.

Chicken stood up - the place sold

Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was caught when tried to sell vacated by Barack Obama in the senate. In addition to the governor, arrested the head of his office, John Harris. Prosecutors also have evidence that 51-year-old Blagojevich and 46-year-old Harris threatened to deprive Tribune Co.’s media group. government support if she does not dismiss members of the editorial board of a newspaper who criticized the governor.

The governor denied the charges and was released on bail at 4,5 for thousands of dollars and not wanting to leave the country.

13 000 000 000 + 8 000 000 000 = 0

Aimed at restoring Iraq 13 billion were either stolen or wasted. More by 8 billion dollars The US Department of Defense can not report - it spent them somewhere, but does not know where.

Need Internet?

The Ministry of Agriculture acknowledged that spending on the development of broadband Internet access 2,5 billion dollars were spent mostly "inefficiently": for example, on the allocation of money to areas that were already fully covered by the fast Internet.


Persons who donated 13,6 million dollars to President H.B. Obama, subsequently became ambassadors of the United States. Fact.

Eternal train of joy

During the construction of the tunnel for the eastern branch of the metro of New York, its value increased from 3 billion to 8,4 billion dollars (2012), and in 2014 year - up to 10,8 billion. The total length of the tunnel is only a kilometer 3,2, nevertheless it is planned to complete the work since 1998, only in 2019. If, of course, the deadlines for the object are not moved again, as it was already several times earlier.

Boston Highway

The mayor of Boston ruled the city since 1993, and didn’t go to the new term just because of health problems. While in power, he reconstructed the city's highways — the so-called Big Dig project.

This project was launched in 1985 with a budget of 2,2 billion dollars and a deadline of 2000. Already finished with a budget of 14,8 billion. and only in 2008, and there is evidence that 14,8 billion dollars is only part of the cost.

From 1985 to 2008 around the project one could observe a complete set of corruption problems. Arrests of contractors, accidents due to poor-quality materials and work, charges of fraud ... Some contractors even died at the alleged random circumstances.

Billion hurricane

In the process of eliminating the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, about 2 billion. Also, auditors reported that 900 data of thousands of emergency recipients are not tested and are likely to be fakes or duplicates. And this is more than a third of the total number of assistance.
[1], [2]

Mice ate

The audit of the US State Department showed the lack of the necessary documents required for the report on spending 6 billion. Lost. Somewhere.

And a few words in conclusion.

Full Pentagon ...

The Pentagon can not account for 8,5 trillion (!!!) dollars.

The US government is trying to deal with this money right from 1999 of the year! Donald Rumsfeld, George Bush’s defense secretary, publicly stated that a quarter of Pentagon’s expenses go unclearly, and there are simply no reporting documents for 2 and more than a trillion dollars.

Now, in the 2014 year, there are no normal documents already on 8,5 trillion dollars. This is a huge amount, half the gigantic external debt of the United States. The Pentagon also spent the money somewhere and did not report for them. Well, there are no them, and that's it ...
[1], [2]


Above are just a few examples of corruption, outright theft and embezzlement.

In fairness it must be said that sometimes there are officials for embezzlement and imprisoned. Despite all-round bail, from January to November 2013, 2320 employees and heads of various departments were under investigation. And how many more cases were hidden from the investigation, we have only to guess.

From the above examples, one thing is clear: Russian officials did not even dream of such a galactic scale cut.

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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets April 14 2014 08: 41
    The author of the article wants to cast a shadow on the most honest people in the world, not well. wink
    1. shibi
      shibi April 14 2014 08: 45
      What kind of shadow?
      They do not like the sun and are not reflected in the mirror)))
      1. mamont5
        mamont5 April 14 2014 08: 50
        Quote: sibi
        What kind of shadow?
        They do not like the sun and are not reflected in the mirror)))

        Vampires or something? laughing
        1. Canep
          Canep April 14 2014 11: 57
          Quote: mamont5
          Vampires or something?

          Well, yes, they drink the blood of the people. Only on the war in Iraq, the Pentagon can not account for 65 billion dollars, where no one knows. This does not mean that the money went somewhere else, it means that they disappeared altogether, even the fake pieces of paper didn’t bother to concoct on it, it’s just a receipt, there is no expense, and there is no money. So there they saw the loot, Serdyukov is very far from Amers. According to military developments, grandmothers commensurate with the budget of Germany or France walk there (development of the F-35, for example). And in general for the Pentagon it is not necessary to report, even to Congress, in any case, they can refer to secrecy. If corruption is estimated in absolute terms in dollars, then Americans will overtake 10-20 of the most corrupt countries in the world combined.
          1. Kurkin
            Kurkin April 14 2014 15: 25
            Yes, everything is clear with the dough, they also have "agents of SHIELD" there, a squad of superheroes "Avengers", SDI program, European missile defense, maidan dill, Boeings with combat lasers, ground combat lasers, combat microwave ovens on Hamers, railguns, plasma throwers, exoskeletons, drones (killer cyborgs), atmospheric and geo-weapons, a squad of combat robots transformers, American ninjas, starship troopers and finally the "death star" itself! So, 8,5 trillion has not disappeared anywhere. Baku, everything is in action everything in work!
      2. mirag2
        mirag2 April 14 2014 08: 55
        The more money there is in the state and if there are opportunities to manage it, to get the opportunity to influence and get something for yourself (your business), the greater the risks.
        Some themes are designed LEGALLY, all sorts of lobby, for example.
        After all, lobbying is corruption, only legalized.
        1. 53-Sciborskiy
          53-Sciborskiy April 14 2014 09: 05
          The president asks his assistant:
          - How do our citizens find out that there is corruption in our country?
          - From the media, Mr. President. Command to strengthen the fight against corruption?
          - No, better with the media.
    2. Tersky
      Tersky April 14 2014 08: 50
      Quote: Vladimirets
      The author of the article wants to cast a shadow on the most honest people in the world, not well.

      Eugene, you cannot cross the shadow with a shadow, laughing, hi !
    3. free
      free April 14 2014 08: 54
      Americans to the standard as before China cancer, shooting at school 2 times a month, the police are corrupt, the CIA and the FBI policy tools, went to h .. creatures
    4. Hippopotamus
      Hippopotamus April 14 2014 10: 12
      This information is a log into the false eyes of Transparency International and their sloths. They are trying to learn the whole world from their toilet, but they forget to wash off!
      1. INTER
        INTER April 14 2014 10: 22
        They are the stronghold of all the bad, they have no equal in this!
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    6. avg
      avg April 14 2014 11: 05
      Yes, the higher their corruption, the better for us, let them rot. It is necessary to understand one’s own, from the top to the very bottom. After all, it was domestic corruption that literally swept the whole country, but something was not heard about investigations, landings and confiscations. request
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    8. siberalt
      siberalt April 14 2014 13: 47
      Aha! Pi * Ndos logic will reduce anyone into a normal "fool" laughing
  2. shibi
    shibi April 14 2014 08: 42

    From the above examples, one thing is clear: Russian officials did not even dream of such a galactic scale cut.

    Even under Nikita Kukuruznik, there was a slogan, “Let's catch up and overtake America!”
    All is not lost, gentlemen, corrupt! wassat
  3. mamont5
    mamont5 April 14 2014 08: 42
    "There are many people who are convinced that in the United States corruption, if not destroyed, then certainly put on its blades."

    Well, as far as I know, it is corruption and kickbacks that spend most of such a huge military budget.
    1. Monk
      Monk April 14 2014 08: 46
      I support + 100500
  4. desant_doktor
    desant_doktor April 14 2014 08: 43
    Remember the movie "The Man from Boulevard des Capuchins". At the beginning of the film, after the stagecoach robbery, Black Jack utters a brilliant phrase: "This country will be ruined by corruption!" As I knew.
    1. NIVH
      NIVH April 14 2014 09: 12
      No comment.
  5. -SHADOW-
    -SHADOW- April 14 2014 08: 47
    I understand this is a drop in the ocean)))
    1. Arhj
      Arhj April 14 2014 12: 28
      If we float on the surface the annual world budget mastered at a shocking pace, it is difficult to imagine what we have not yet been told.
    2. silver_roman
      silver_roman April 14 2014 18: 37
      the fact of the matter is that ordinary Americans will disentangle.
  6. Flinky
    Flinky April 14 2014 08: 47
    This is all Russian false propaganda! laughing They cannot steal like that in an exceptional country! laughing
    1. pv1005
      pv1005 April 14 2014 08: 54
      This is not theft. These are non-traditional sources of income.
      1. Horst78
        Horst78 April 14 2014 09: 02
        Quote: pv1005
        It non-traditional sources of income.
        non-traditional people.
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    3. Horst78
      Horst78 April 14 2014 09: 01
      Quote: Flinky
      This is all Russian false propaganda!

      In in laughing This is all Surkovskaya propaganda wassat p, s. By the way, and where is it now? Suspiciously not heard of him what
  7. Yuri Sev Caucasus
    Yuri Sev Caucasus April 14 2014 08: 48
    This is called proper democracy! But in fact, kleptocracy at the highest level !!!
  8. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov April 14 2014 08: 50
    The main difference between the United States and Russia is that they take bribes and steal from the budget, and they have culturally shared budget money among themselves, since industry has been divided for a long time
  9. rugor
    rugor April 14 2014 08: 51
    Yes, I do not care about their corruption, I would do something with my own. And statements from the category "look how bad they are" are not an excuse for our insolent bureaucrats!
    1. Andrey from Tver
      Andrey from Tver April 14 2014 09: 10
      Quote: serega.fedotov
      Yes, I do not care about their corruption, I would do something with my own. And statements from the category "look how bad they are" are not an excuse for our insolent bureaucrats!

      Like this?
      1. Baikal
        April 14 2014 10: 30
        Super! I wonder why we do not hang such signs now? But really would have warned wink
  10. bubalik
    bubalik April 14 2014 08: 52
    ,,,here's another,,,

    ,,,, suspected of fraud with insurance and social benefits were charged 72 retired police officers. The blame for them is the simulation of mental disorders, which, allegedly, were the result of rescue operations during the collapse of the twin towers 9 / 11. The damage from such criminal activity, according to the investigation, is equal to 400 million dollars,,,

    ,,,, Cops of New York regularly fall into ugly stories, but most of them almost always manage to avoid retaliation. Over the past eleven years, they have been covered by more than a reliable "roof" - Mayor Michael Bloomberg (his term expired on December 31 2013 years) was obsessed with the desire to turn New York into the safest metropolis of the United States. For this purpose, the police were given unlimited powers, including permission to use weapons in crowded places, as well as to use the tactics of “stop-interrogation-search”, which allows you to detain any “suspicious” person without any reason, ,, request etc.
  11. MAZUTA-42
    MAZUTA-42 April 14 2014 08: 52
    No wonder. The size of rollbacks and cuts is directly proportional to the budget and greed. It is natural request
  12. pv1005
    pv1005 April 14 2014 08: 52
    It’s just that the people of the United States trust their beacon of democracy. And with trust what questions may be.
  13. Evil Pole
    Evil Pole April 14 2014 08: 53
    Full Pentagon. You can’t say more beautiful yes
  14. Egoza
    Egoza April 14 2014 08: 53
    Wonderful article! Do you want a joke?
    Tymoshenko wants to be President to fight oligarchs

    At a rally in Khmelnik (Vinnytsia region), presidential candidate from the Batkivshchyna party Yulia Tymoshenko stressed that she would not withdraw her candidacy from the presidential race, stating that there was no more important task for her than to eradicate lawlessness from people's lives and establish justice. and this is possible only after eliminating the influence of the oligarchy on the government .... According to Tymoshenko, the oligarchs are still "trying to take control of all financial flows, all key monopolies, and all key posts to get their property." "I am not an accomplice in preserving this system. What they want to do now is they are betting on these presidential elections, they want to bring their henchmen again ..." "In fact, the oligarchy wrote off Yanukovych together with his family to Rostov-on-Don They practically lost the tip of the iceberg, but the clans remained, and today they choose the opportunity to take part in the presidential elections, have their own candidate and restore their power in Ukraine ", (Polemics)
    I understand that if Julia begins to fight against the oligarchs and corruption, and especially the candidates for the presidency, then there will be immeasurable corpses! wassat
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    2. siberalt
      siberalt April 14 2014 13: 53
      Did she say this when she "came" or after, during the mighty cocaine recession? Although, even though it is. laughing This is already irreversible.
  15. ZU-23
    ZU-23 April 14 2014 08: 54
    Where there is business, there is corruption, where there is the most business there and most corruption, especially in democracies. Well, in the states, corruption is almost the law.
  16. Arbatov
    Arbatov April 14 2014 08: 54
    Yes, the facts are funny, it’s useful to know about them. But for us the main thing is to catch our saw cutters.
  17. borisjdin1957
    borisjdin1957 April 14 2014 08: 56
    from the Don.
    Who would doubt the amers! Everything is ga. But from there it spreads all over the world! The restroom with painted lips!
  18. Horst78
    Horst78 April 14 2014 08: 57
    Hey Navalny, Nemtsov Please comment laughing
    1. Baikal
      April 14 2014 10: 44
      T-ss ... God forbid they know. They will get psychological trauma yet. Liberals are delicate creatures; they cannot be so immediately filed on e ... lu.
  19. Klim2011
    Klim2011 April 14 2014 08: 58
    I apologize for being off topic, but the old joke looks new in the light of events in Ukraine:
    The hut burned and burned
    A horse galloped galloped galloped
    There were two non-Russian women
    Not knowing what to do
  20. Egoza
    Egoza April 14 2014 08: 59
    And a little moving away from the topic. Recently in KM.RU there was an interview with the doctor of medical sciences, professor Igor Alekseevich Gundarov.
    - Igor Alekseevich, the media reported that Yulia Tymoshenko is going to come to Moscow to meet with Vladimir Putin. What do you think about this?
    - As a doctor, I am categorically against the arrival of Tymoshenko. She often contacted Viktor Yushchenko, who has a dangerous infectious disease - leprosy, leprosy
    A photo of Yushchenko, who has not been shown in public for a long time, did not even come to the Maidan, "although he is there in his soul" and gives all interviews only by phone

    And a photo of Tymoshenko ... compare the beginning of the signs - the face becomes a dense mass, no powder can save!

    What am I doing here - to gather the whole company that worked closely with them, and all to LEPROZORIUM, to America! Let this muck bred there !!!
    1. Turkir
      Turkir April 14 2014 13: 49
      God marks the assault!
      at the genetic level.
  21. andj61
    andj61 April 14 2014 08: 59
    What's so surprising. They printed it themselves, stole it themselves. As long as the whole world will give them material resources for cut paper, everything will be exactly like this. Just think, a trillion more, a trillion less. As the unforgettable Popandopalo from "Wedding in a Robin" said - "I'll draw myself some more."
  22. shibi
    shibi April 14 2014 08: 59
  23. NIVH
    NIVH April 14 2014 09: 00
    What are you gentlemen about? This is in third world countries - corruption, bribes, kickbacks. In a real democratic country - investments, charity, economic support!
  24. parusnik
    parusnik April 14 2014 09: 08
    Remember the scandal at the Pentagon, when the toilets are not for $ 10 apiece, as they bought for the army at the store, but for 700 ... They have corruption and drug mafia ... they are silent ... they show the advantage of their state over others ... And they steal there, but from profit, not from the budget ..
  25. Good cat
    Good cat April 14 2014 09: 09
    Well done, Americans have come up with a great way to fight corruption, they just don’t notice it))
  26. Vita_vko
    Vita_vko April 14 2014 09: 09
    In fact, the article lists the almost innocent pranks of American officials engaged in outright "harmless" theft.
    But there are more serious ones - this is a false pretext for starting a war in Yugoslavia, in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Libya where, as a result, the main resources of countries, especially oil, were transferred to the Americans, who financed the presidential campaigns.
    Or the same Bin Laden, along with Clinton, was the largest shareholder of Lockheed Martin, whose shares soared several times after the September 11 attack. And the collapse of skyscrapers was clearly not accidental, the planes went to a pre-installed radio beacon, and the buildings themselves were pre-mined.
    So crimes against one’s own people drag a whole train of lawlessness and killings spreading from the USA and NATO around the world. It's time to pay the bills.
  27. mackonya
    mackonya April 14 2014 09: 12
    There is corruption in any country, just the scale is different.
    1. Baikal
      April 14 2014 10: 51
      The statement is undeniable. But it is precisely the US government that pretends more than others that they are princesses and, by definition, do not suffer flatulence.
  28. kocclissi
    kocclissi April 14 2014 09: 15
    Our bureaucrats would go there, they would show how nada!
  29. 0603
    0603 April 14 2014 09: 18
    A few years ago I read an interview of some German, so he said that our corrupt officials are children, compared to European ....., and even to Amers ....
  30. heretic
    heretic April 14 2014 09: 18
    Quote: -SHAD-

    Mafia is immortal !!!!!!
  31. Lyubimov
    Lyubimov April 14 2014 09: 22
    Well, actually, what to be surprised. Freedom, economic liberalism, and for this they were created in order to steal was more convenient. The remaining liberal aspects, only a consequence, giving theft more or less decent appearance.
  32. Platov
    Platov April 14 2014 09: 23
    Everything comes from the vices of Adam, he was seduced by an apple and this was transmitted to posterity. Genes gentlemen genes!
  33. groin
    groin April 14 2014 09: 24
    All US domestic and foreign policy is built on corruption schemes.
    Only all of them are veiled by democratic slogans, with beautiful pictures in the media.
  34. anip
    anip April 14 2014 09: 27
    From the above examples, one thing is clear: Russian officials did not even dream of such a galactic scale cut.

    And from the given map of corruption it is clearly seen that corruption in Russia is much higher than American, it’s just that the scale of corruption in absolute monetary terms is different, well, so it’s understandable, in America there is more money.
  35. kocclissi
    kocclissi April 14 2014 09: 33
    Quote: anip
    And from the given map of corruption it is clearly seen that corruption in Russia is much higher than American

    Well, yes, in the forest, there are no trees visible!
  36. Giant thought
    Giant thought April 14 2014 09: 39
    The capitalist system acts like a greenhouse for corruption. This is where the root of the problem is. Therefore, in capitalist countries, in one form or another, in one way or another, corruption is present. In socialist countries, it is also present, but as a burp of capitalism, and the fight is fierce, remember only the executions of corrupt officials in China, so we should try it.
  37. GRune
    GRune April 14 2014 09: 44
    I wanted to write about a log in the eye, etc., but I didn’t become so clear ... Where did the Olympics with the Russian Hills go before them ... To the author + Eyes opened ...
  38. Tanechka-clever
    Tanechka-clever April 14 2014 09: 46
    But the stronghold of world corruption, the United States, knows how to fight corruption in other countries. All over the world their mercenary managers work, who first went through practical training before they were sent on a global voyage to fight corruption, each in their own country. "Thief in law" - the USA knows how to invent a "thief" and eliminate the "hunt" for him in order to eliminate any rivals on its way. That's how our main anti-corruption fighter is Navalny. It was in vain that Nemtsov, who looked at the United States in Russia, sent Navalny to the United States for practical skills, betrayal, he himself had long consolidated them in the struggle for "democracy" in his native country, and Navalny was in vain that he ate American gratis bread and took corruption in Russia - and for treason there is always a high price and now you have to work out until the end of your life like Nalyvaichenko in Ukraine with the help of pointers from overseas - they select the material and point out the people against whom the hype is needed. It's time for Navalny and Nemtsov to return to work at the place of receiving their main salary - the United States. The article is very timely - it's a pity that such people do not often get into the masses - it's time to do it on an ongoing basis.
    1. Baikal
      April 14 2014 12: 16
      The disposition is correct, smart girl.
      And they have enough material on the topic of corruption. It’s just that they hit us with a cotton ball, like they don’t have such a phenomenon. But insight comes and amid what is happening, you begin to involuntarily ask questions - but what about the situation with our Sunshine Lights? wink
    2. Anatolich
      Anatolich April 14 2014 15: 20
      The article is very timely - it’s a pity that such people do not often get to the masses - it’s time to do this on an ongoing basis.

      This article is true, but why, to the general public, our corrupt officials will look and say, well, not figs, but what am I doing here for a trifle there, trillions of dollars are written off, and we are trifling. laughing
  39. jPilot
    jPilot April 14 2014 09: 46
    That’s how internal propaganda works, everything is fine with them and they are the best (uro.dy bl.ya), therefore it is beneficial for their government that the people be stupid and ignorant that they can push everything in and gain support, this is their concept of democracy. And under the guise you can do anything you like, so no one will advertise their corruption, but why suddenly people will start to think.
  40. Sergo Chita
    Sergo Chita April 14 2014 10: 30
    Be silent, shameful Europe and do not shake your rights!
    You are just an ass in Russia, but you think that your head!
    F.I. Tyutchev .. (1867 year)
  41. Baikal
    April 14 2014 10: 37
    We must pay tribute to the editors of topwar. Properly cleaned the text, thanks.
    Even profanity removed laughing
  42. Name
    Name April 14 2014 11: 40
    "In this regard, from my point of view, everything is logical. According to their constitution, if there is no president, then his duties are performed by the head of the Verkhovna Rada. This is exactly what happened. I believe that they have no president in their country. According to the constitution, there must be a president By virtue of the article of the constitution, the president must be replaced by Turchinov. So, for me he is absolutely legitimate and the Verkhovna Rada is absolutely legitimate "- guess who it was ... had to say ... for the one who started the campaign of the Armed Forces of Ukraine against the people of Ukraine ... but ... It’s not for me to analyze. Do not get bored.
    If a friend is suddenly
    And not a friend and not an enemy
    and so ... Familiar. BUT...

    see http: //

  43. Sibiryak13
    Sibiryak13 April 14 2014 11: 55
    In the words of Black Jack performed by Boyarsky: Corruption will destroy this country.
  44. shaman-25rus
    shaman-25rus April 14 2014 11: 56
    Well, it’s been known for a long time that the loudest about corruption are the corrupt officials themselves.
  45. volot-voin
    volot-voin April 14 2014 11: 58
    Corruption was, is and will be. This is part of human nature, part of society. If people live in the US, not cyborgs, there will naturally be corruption. Has anyone read the Godfather? There, in some places it is mentioned as bribing officials, "putting them on a salary," etc., etc., and not just intimidating.
    Ancestors told how under Stalin they gave / took bribes with trembling hands. A certain percentage of this phenomenon will always be.
    It’s another matter who fights corruption and how, the scale of corruption. The task of an effective government is to minimize the percentage of this phenomenon. In the meantime, we see the amnestied Russian hero Serdyukov, the poetess Vasilyev, the overseas pensioner Luzhkov, London residents and many others. others. The conversation at the beginning of a real fight against this evil is open ....
    1. Baikal
      April 14 2014 12: 12
      Everything has its time, it seems to me. 15 years ago, outright banditry flourished in the country.
      Now the trend has changed a bit - bribes, because banditry was tightly pressed.
      You look there and take firm bribes.
      Moscow was not built in a day wink
    2. Turkir
      Turkir April 14 2014 14: 00
      Oh, how simple it is: part of human nature. Yes it is present, but this is not the main thing. A system with holes, loopholes and secret moves ..
      How did they fight corruption in medieval China? Do you think the head was chopped off?
      You are mistaken. To become a government official at that time in Ktiai, they studied for 20 years (!) And passed exams. Even ordinary peasants could pass these exams. If they were caught on a bribe, then they would not only expel the official, but also write down his entire family on the black list. None of the blacklist could become an official, nor his children, nor great-grandchildren, NEVER.
      We are not in the Middle Ages, it is enough to add to the list of the stealing official, only his children. So that they NEVER could hold public office. And let the grandchildren pass exams.
  46. Strashila
    Strashila April 14 2014 12: 19
    A simple example ... Ukraine, it is alleged that the United States has invested $ 5 billion in this body weight in recent years ... this is only through one channel of financing, and there were not many ... therefore, the amount is much larger ... plus the strain of local oligarchs .
    Now the question is what we have ... if the budget of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in recent years was something about $ 2,5 billion per year, the figures are comparable.
    But what’s the answer ... don’t the brothelier at the level of the masses of the venturers of the regional disgrace, which is broadcast in the media, pulls on that money supposedly spent on it.
  47. Cossacks
    Cossacks April 14 2014 13: 11
    Corruption happens more or less, but where there is money and officials, it is invincible. In the good old days, my co-worker got into a sobering-room. Bought for ... a bottle of cognac. This turned out to be much cheaper than the official way.
  48. siberalt
    siberalt April 14 2014 13: 40
    If this is not American corruption, then what is corruption?
  49. Mareman Vasilich
    Mareman Vasilich April 14 2014 14: 11
    The author probably suggests not turning domestic officials to corruption outrages, because they are so inexperienced in this matter, and they still have to grow and grow. Yes, I'm crap like they have in America. The main thing is that our officials would be like under Comrade Stalin, who had a fear of responsibility and had no untouchables. And all over the world, others, let them do what they want, even at kaku fried each other.
  50. Kibl
    Kibl April 14 2014 14: 29
    Let them steal, Mikhail Boyarsky's character in the film "The Man from the Boulevard des Capucines" said correctly that "This country will be ruined by corruption"!