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But What if When Yemen Sends Its People, They Really Are Sending Their Best?

From Buffalo News:

Former Lovejoy grocer pleads guilty to food stamp fraud

Ahmed Alshami, huddled mass

By Melinda Miller
Published Thu, Apr 13, 2017

It wasn’t neighborhood complaints about possible drug dealing at the store, or that the owners were selling untaxed cigarettes.

What finally got Ahmed Alshami arrested and closed down the IGA Community Express Mart on Ludington at Davey street was a shopper who called police when someone used her food benefits card at a Tops market. The caller told police she didn’t shop at Tops.

That investigation led police to Alshami, according to District Attorney john J. Flynn, and to Alshami’s practice of buying government food benefits from people for perhaps 50 cents on the dollar. …

Alshami also pleaded guilty to attempted burglary in a second, unrelated case. He reportedly broke into a vacant property in his Lovejoy neighborhood with the intent to remove items left there and use or sell them.

Defense attorney Emily Trott noted that her client may face consequences more serious than the possible prison term of 3 2/3 to 11 years. Although Alshami is legally in the United States, he is a Yemeni national who now has two felony convictions. Alshami had 10 prior arrests, many of them for drugs.

“I’ve offered my client no guarantees of what the U.S. government might do,” Trott said. “Nothing is for certain regarding his immigration consequences.” …

At one point Alshami posted a photo of himself on Facebook giving his middle finger to the neighborhood and writing there was nothing they could do to get him out. He eventually apologized. …

The couple’s daughter, who joined her mother in court to observe the plea on Thursday, was known to defend her family online and end posts with “(Expletive) you! (Expletive) America!”

She is Who We Are.

She also shouted “(Expletive) America” in the courthouse hallway last summer when her father was arraigned on the food stamp charges, an action that garnered the case national attention because the family is Muslim.

But, as everybody knows, we must invite in more Yemenis over here in order to continue to help Saudi Arabia drop bombs on Yemenis over there.

Not inviting/invading Yemen is Not Who We Are.

 
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  1. I wonder if anybody has ever done an adoption study for some of these Mideast types, to see how they would turn out being brought up by normal people instead of crazies. (Maybe in France or England, where they make up more of the population?)

    I find it really hard to get a sense of how much the problem is cultural and how much genetic. Of course it would be good to track the issue of cousin marriage in the adoptees as well.

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    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    In this case I think there's a cultural component, but I'm not sure how to solve it.

    In corrupt societies (i.e., everyone outside the West, where we got it more or less under control*) people know everyone is acting to enrich themselves, so they grab any opportunity they find for themselves.

    I remember reading a book written by a man who converted from Islam to Christianity.

    His parents were from Pakistan.

    He told of his uncle bragging about how he cheated an insurance company. He had not the slightest bit of shame. He thought it indicated how smart he was.

    By importing millions of people from corrupt societies, we're going to become like them.

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I'm not sure how he did this.

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  2. Sometimes it’s a bitch being a nation of immigrants … or are we the immigrants’ bitch? Anyway, something like that. Doing something about it or stopping their coming here wouldn’t be who we are … right?

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  3. At one point Alshami posted a photo of himself on Facebook giving his middle finger to the neighborhood and writing there was nothing they could do to get him out. He eventually apologized. …

    The couple’s daughter, who joined her mother in court to observe the plea on Thursday, was known to defend her family online and end posts with “(Expletive) you! (Expletive) America!” She also shouted “(Expletive) America” in the courthouse hallway last summer when her father was arraigned on the food stamp charges, an action that garnered the case national attention because the family is Muslim.

    I read that and knew that I was reading from a local news outlet. I checked the URL and sure enough, Buffalo News.

    Those sorts of details are excised by national outlets. They’re only news when Whites are responsible.

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  4. Buffalo Joe! ACTION Stations.
    You, Jim Kelly & Thurman Thomas better gets things in order oer there. Buffalo supposed to be already too downtrodden to be prey to this nonsense. Cruel world

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Crunchy, that is my old neighborhood. I travel one day a week with my wife to volunteer at a soup kitchen. Without the Arabs it would be a food desert, instead of just a shithole. So sad.
  5. Even Oman, which is politically neutral, takes great pains to prohibit Yemenis from crossing the border.

    http://www.thenational.ae/world/middle-east/oman-faces-delicate-balancing-act-on-the-border-with-yemen#full

    While Oman has taken in a few thousand wounded Yemenis for medical treatment, it prefers to send food and other aid to Yemeni refugees in Al Mahrah rather than allow them into Oman.

    The U.S. could take a lesson from Oman. Set up ‘trade-free’ zones on the southern border, use some of the profits to fund humanitarian efforts, and the rest to fund border patrol.

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  6. The nice thing about our foreign policy is that it’s so dumb and counterproductive that it perfectly demonstrates Cochran’s assertion that there is no (competent) inner party.

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    • Replies: @George
    US foreign policy is not dumb, it just doesnt benefit you. For the people that benefit from it it is brilliant.

    Buffalo real estate is a tough sell. I would compare it to Detroit but that would be unfair to Detroit. Filling empty old buildings in Buffalo is only possible with immigrants.
  7. The Feds could do a lot for a lot of poor neighborhoods by shutting down these Muslim owned convenience stores that thrive where no legal business can. One around here was the neighborhood fence for stolen jewelry as well as food stamp fraud. Of course there is the problem of ‘racial profiling’ and ‘disparate impact’ that has allowed these neighborhood ‘crime centers’ to operate even though the local cops have to know what is going on.

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    • Replies: @Triumph104
    Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis, IL has recieved millions in tax breaks. Its owner and most employees are of Middle Eastern descent and do not live in the city while the population of East St. Louis is 98% black. LINK

    Crown Food Mart has also been embroiled in recent legal conflicts; in 2012, the St. Clair County government seized synthetic drugs labeled as Viagra from three separate Crown Food Mart locations. The chain was charged with 57 drug distribution and public nuisance crimes.

    http://placestories.com/story/149862
     
  8. Well, a story from my old hood. Long before Mr. Alshami besmirched all things Yemeni, WNY had the “Lackawanna Six”, who were six American born Yemeni youths who traveled back to train as terrorists. Contrary to what we are told about poverty and the inability to assimilate, these boys were well regarded at school, some dated non-Muslim girls and their fathers were well employed at the steel mills, Ford Motor stamping plant and Sorrento cheese. Hardly the case of immigrants doing jobs Americans won’t do.

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    • Replies: @Olorin
    Glad I scanned before commenting.

    You prob have seen this, Joe:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sleeper/inside/profiles.html

    and

    http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?complete_911_timeline_al_qaeda_by_region=complete_911_timeline__lackawanna_six_&timeline=complete_911_timeline

    Second link is only to 2008, imagine that.

    Among lefties of my acquaintance at the time (2003) the "Lackawanna Six" were considered victims of a GWB Administration "show trial" mentality.

    That underscored for keeps, for me, my late 2001 realization that there were two shockingly diverging mindsets in the US on how dangerous these Islamists are.

    Wasn't there another local Yemeni convicted last year of aiding ISIS?
  9. Yemen is Yemen for many reasons. Surely the greatest reason is Yemenis.

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    • Replies: @Arclight
    Same with Somali/Somalians - I have a number of friends and relatives in the Twin Cities, most of which are standard issue Democrats. None of them can say anything good about the Somalis.
  10. 10 arrests…2 fellonies…

    Wherever some random Vibrant finally makes his way into the news it generally transpires that within the previous few years he was arrested a whole bunch of times, convicted a few times, sentenced to jail for 4 years and also 7 years and also 11 years…and here he is on the front page at the age of 31 because of some freak twist.

    How the hell does this work? And does it work as well for Whites?

    I know more about the justice system as well as about the lower class than most of you but I still have no clear conprehension about how people can get arrested over and over and over again and remain free.

    If by chance you yourself are a member of the criminal or legal class could you please explain to me how this works?

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    • Agree: Almost Missouri
    • Replies: @Almost Missouri
    In the most prominent case I'm aware of, murderer and robber Willie Horton was wandering abroad because liberal Democrat Michael Dukakis and his fellow travelers on the Massachusetts Supreme Court thought that just because Willie was serving a life sentence without parole for murder and robbery did not mean that he did not deserve weekends off. I mean, what are we, racists and bigots? The State of Massachusetts might have been his jailer, but we're not monsters, know what I mean? Go on Willie, take the weekend off from prison, unwind a bit, do a little self-rehabilitation!

    Seriously, this is the "weird twist": liberals patting their own backs for being "progressive", and spilling the blood of innocent bystanders to do it. Keeping a murderer in prison on the weekend would "cut the heart out of efforts at inmate rehabilitation." (These are Dukakis's own words.) Got it? If we don't let violent felons out to be violent, we are depriving them of their rights ... or something.

    As anyone not a liberal Democrat could have foreseen, Willie didn't bother returning to prison, and carried on indulging his little hobby of robbing (and stabbing and raping) until he was apprehended by a state that takes criminal justice more seriously, in whose slammer he's still chillin'.

    Incidentally, The Nation interviewed Willie in prison later and he revealed that he is the real victim of the case, a victim of racism and robbery of his rights. So he agrees with Dukakis. The governor and the murderer: the ultimate hi-lo attack on the middle?

    But still, that seems like a weird concatenation of events. Could such freakish circumstances lie behind every case? I don't know. Maybe we need to examine more instances.

  11. @CrunchybutRealistCon
    Buffalo Joe! ACTION Stations.
    You, Jim Kelly & Thurman Thomas better gets things in order oer there. Buffalo supposed to be already too downtrodden to be prey to this nonsense. Cruel world

    Crunchy, that is my old neighborhood. I travel one day a week with my wife to volunteer at a soup kitchen. Without the Arabs it would be a food desert, instead of just a shithole. So sad.

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  12. @unit472
    The Feds could do a lot for a lot of poor neighborhoods by shutting down these Muslim owned convenience stores that thrive where no legal business can. One around here was the neighborhood fence for stolen jewelry as well as food stamp fraud. Of course there is the problem of 'racial profiling' and 'disparate impact' that has allowed these neighborhood 'crime centers' to operate even though the local cops have to know what is going on.

    Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis, IL has recieved millions in tax breaks. Its owner and most employees are of Middle Eastern descent and do not live in the city while the population of East St. Louis is 98% black. LINK

    Crown Food Mart has also been embroiled in recent legal conflicts; in 2012, the St. Clair County government seized synthetic drugs labeled as Viagra from three separate Crown Food Mart locations. The chain was charged with 57 drug distribution and public nuisance crimes.

    http://placestories.com/story/149862

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    • Replies: @JerryC
    The liquor store owners in ESL are all Palestinian. Or claim to be, anyway.
    , @Buffalo Joe
    Tri, there is a steady stream of middle easterners who make a tax free cigarette run from the local reservations to their corner stores in Buffalo,Detroit and Dearborn. Same business model heading to New Jersey from mid NY state. They sell the cigarettes as "loosies," that is, as individual cigarettes.
  13. @NOTA
    The nice thing about our foreign policy is that it's so dumb and counterproductive that it perfectly demonstrates Cochran's assertion that there is no (competent) inner party.

    US foreign policy is not dumb, it just doesnt benefit you. For the people that benefit from it it is brilliant.

    Buffalo real estate is a tough sell. I would compare it to Detroit but that would be unfair to Detroit. Filling empty old buildings in Buffalo is only possible with immigrants.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    George, actually there is a boom in downtown Buffalo for loft apartments around the thriving medical campus, canal side and in the Elmwood Village area, which is ranked as one of the top ten city neighborhoods in the country. My friends live on an Elmwood Village street and every house that has been sold in the last two years sold for more than the asking price ($400k plus). Now, the inner city and near east side is Detroit lite. Dozens of boarded up store fronts and vacant lots. This was the great neighborhood of my childhood. Heartbreaking.
  14. India is sending their best, like Dr. Jumana Nagarwala

    Jumana Nagarwala has been charged with performing Female Genital Mutilation on minor girls out of a medical office in Michigan…A review of her phone records led authorities to two 7-year-old girls who traveled with their parents to Michigan from Minnesota in February so they could undergo the procedure….A spokesman for Henry Ford Health System, which has employed Nagarwala as an emergency room physician, said she had been placed on administrative leave. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39597062

    outrageous that the immigrant parents of the mutilated girls do not appear to face any charges…need to deport these families immediately..

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    • Replies: @anonymous
    Are the victims Somalis?

    What kind of clandestine network exists that could allow this connection in the first place? I mean, how did the Minnesota families know that the good doctor in Michigan would perform illegal FGM's?

    Finally, note that neither the FBI nor the Detroit News were willing to identify the "cultural community that believes in the practice".

    Huh.

    Must be Episcopalians, or Presbyterians or something . . .

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2017/04/15/protection-petitions-filed-mutilation-case/100497808/
  15. We need immigrants like Ahmed Alshami to revitalize declining American cities like Buffalo.

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  16. @Buffalo Joe
    Well, a story from my old hood. Long before Mr. Alshami besmirched all things Yemeni, WNY had the "Lackawanna Six", who were six American born Yemeni youths who traveled back to train as terrorists. Contrary to what we are told about poverty and the inability to assimilate, these boys were well regarded at school, some dated non-Muslim girls and their fathers were well employed at the steel mills, Ford Motor stamping plant and Sorrento cheese. Hardly the case of immigrants doing jobs Americans won't do.

    Glad I scanned before commenting.

    You prob have seen this, Joe:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sleeper/inside/profiles.html

    and

    http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?complete_911_timeline_al_qaeda_by_region=complete_911_timeline__lackawanna_six_&timeline=complete_911_timeline

    Second link is only to 2008, imagine that.

    Among lefties of my acquaintance at the time (2003) the “Lackawanna Six” were considered victims of a GWB Administration “show trial” mentality.

    That underscored for keeps, for me, my late 2001 realization that there were two shockingly diverging mindsets in the US on how dangerous these Islamists are.

    Wasn’t there another local Yemeni convicted last year of aiding ISIS?

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Olo, thank you. Buffalo shares a border with Canada and their Trudeau "invite the world" mentality. Really not hard to cross either lake or the river, no need to cross at a bridge. Remember, Toronto is billed as the "World's most diverse city" and just an hour and a half drive from here. I pass three former Catholic churches, in my old neighborhood, that are now mosques.
  17. @Triumph104
    Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis, IL has recieved millions in tax breaks. Its owner and most employees are of Middle Eastern descent and do not live in the city while the population of East St. Louis is 98% black. LINK

    Crown Food Mart has also been embroiled in recent legal conflicts; in 2012, the St. Clair County government seized synthetic drugs labeled as Viagra from three separate Crown Food Mart locations. The chain was charged with 57 drug distribution and public nuisance crimes.

    http://placestories.com/story/149862
     

    The liquor store owners in ESL are all Palestinian. Or claim to be, anyway.

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  18. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Don’t pester Trump with issues like this. He might be able to use it in the next campaign but until then just shut up, OK?

    PS In her interview with Sessions this week Laura Ingraham quoted her Border Patrol source: 50% less deportations in Mar 2017 compared to Mar 2016.

    That’s right… we are back to Security Theater same as Bush era.

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    • Replies: @Buck Turgidson
    That is most depressing, frustrating, and disappointing. I thought Trump was going to clean this up. I know that Mr Sessions would. "Security Theater" is a great term.

    Sigh.....
    , @Anonymous

    Don’t pester Trump with issues like this. He might be able to use it in the next campaign but until then just shut up, OK?

    PS In her interview with Sessions this week Laura Ingraham quoted her Border Patrol source: 50% less deportations in Mar 2017 compared to Mar 2016.

    That’s right… we are back to Security Theater same as Bush era.
     

    Obama's looking pretty good to me right about now. When he was faced with a staged false flag Sarin attack in Syria on children he didn't act impulsively. He didn't cave to intense propaganda. He went before Congress and for a vote on a military response. He was denied. He didn't attack.

    I guess we should've listened to all the high-IQed people saying he was a charlatan and buffoon. I will never, ever again put my faith in someone who doesn't read books and gets him information from TV/Fox News. I don't care how high your IQ was when tested as a child. If you don't feed your mind it will atrophy. As Mark Twain said, the man who doesn't read is no different from the man who can't read.

    Oh, and not just south of the border, he's letting in Muslims refugees at record numbers.


    Trump bringing in Syrian refugees at more than twice the rate Obama did

    APRIL 14, 2017 10:10 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/04/trump-bringing-in-syrian-refugees-at-more-than-twice-the-rate-obama-did
     


    Trump Is Resettling Syrian Refugees At A Much Quicker Pace Than Obama

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/12/trump-is-resettling-syrian-refugees-at-a-much-quicker-pace-than-obama/#ixzz4eGvMSjRR
     

    I read a statistic that said 98% of them are Muslim.
  19. @Triumph104
    Crown Food Mart in East St. Louis, IL has recieved millions in tax breaks. Its owner and most employees are of Middle Eastern descent and do not live in the city while the population of East St. Louis is 98% black. LINK

    Crown Food Mart has also been embroiled in recent legal conflicts; in 2012, the St. Clair County government seized synthetic drugs labeled as Viagra from three separate Crown Food Mart locations. The chain was charged with 57 drug distribution and public nuisance crimes.

    http://placestories.com/story/149862
     

    Tri, there is a steady stream of middle easterners who make a tax free cigarette run from the local reservations to their corner stores in Buffalo,Detroit and Dearborn. Same business model heading to New Jersey from mid NY state. They sell the cigarettes as “loosies,” that is, as individual cigarettes.

    Read More
    • Replies: @Forbes
    Joe: I noticed many years ago at the Oneida Reservation (betw Syr & Utica) only off-brand cigarettes were sold as Philip Morris and RJReynolds stopped selling to the tribal business. They operated a gas station w/slot machines, selling cigarettes by the carton adjacent to the Canastota NYS Thruway exit.
  20. @George
    US foreign policy is not dumb, it just doesnt benefit you. For the people that benefit from it it is brilliant.

    Buffalo real estate is a tough sell. I would compare it to Detroit but that would be unfair to Detroit. Filling empty old buildings in Buffalo is only possible with immigrants.

    George, actually there is a boom in downtown Buffalo for loft apartments around the thriving medical campus, canal side and in the Elmwood Village area, which is ranked as one of the top ten city neighborhoods in the country. My friends live on an Elmwood Village street and every house that has been sold in the last two years sold for more than the asking price ($400k plus). Now, the inner city and near east side is Detroit lite. Dozens of boarded up store fronts and vacant lots. This was the great neighborhood of my childhood. Heartbreaking.

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    • Replies: @George
    Universities and the areas around them are able to prosper. As long as money keeps flowing to the U. everything is fine.
  21. Trump on day 1 could have removed Yemen from the TPS list that allows any Yemeni to just show up here illegally and get a work permit and be immune to deportation.

    Instead he continues Obama’s TPS policy of privileging illegal Somalis, Yemenis, and Salvadorian over people from white countries who might want to work in or immigrate to the USA.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporary_protected_status

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  22. @Olorin
    Glad I scanned before commenting.

    You prob have seen this, Joe:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/sleeper/inside/profiles.html

    and

    http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?complete_911_timeline_al_qaeda_by_region=complete_911_timeline__lackawanna_six_&timeline=complete_911_timeline

    Second link is only to 2008, imagine that.

    Among lefties of my acquaintance at the time (2003) the "Lackawanna Six" were considered victims of a GWB Administration "show trial" mentality.

    That underscored for keeps, for me, my late 2001 realization that there were two shockingly diverging mindsets in the US on how dangerous these Islamists are.

    Wasn't there another local Yemeni convicted last year of aiding ISIS?

    Olo, thank you. Buffalo shares a border with Canada and their Trudeau “invite the world” mentality. Really not hard to cross either lake or the river, no need to cross at a bridge. Remember, Toronto is billed as the “World’s most diverse city” and just an hour and a half drive from here. I pass three former Catholic churches, in my old neighborhood, that are now mosques.

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  23. @Anonymous
    Don't pester Trump with issues like this. He might be able to use it in the next campaign but until then just shut up, OK?

    PS In her interview with Sessions this week Laura Ingraham quoted her Border Patrol source: 50% less deportations in Mar 2017 compared to Mar 2016.

    That's right... we are back to Security Theater same as Bush era.

    That is most depressing, frustrating, and disappointing. I thought Trump was going to clean this up. I know that Mr Sessions would. “Security Theater” is a great term.

    Sigh…..

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  24. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    This is Wall Street Bailouts for Poor People.

    Fish rots from the head.

    US is rotten from top to bottom.

    But then, the #1 donor to GOP is Sheldon Adelson who made his money from vice industry.

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    • Replies: @Brutusale
    Adelson made his money in the travel industry and the tech convention business. He sold the convention business to Softbank for major cash at exactly the right time and built the Venetian in Las Vegas.
  25. @candid_observer
    I wonder if anybody has ever done an adoption study for some of these Mideast types, to see how they would turn out being brought up by normal people instead of crazies. (Maybe in France or England, where they make up more of the population?)

    I find it really hard to get a sense of how much the problem is cultural and how much genetic. Of course it would be good to track the issue of cousin marriage in the adoptees as well.

    In this case I think there’s a cultural component, but I’m not sure how to solve it.

    In corrupt societies (i.e., everyone outside the West, where we got it more or less under control*) people know everyone is acting to enrich themselves, so they grab any opportunity they find for themselves.

    I remember reading a book written by a man who converted from Islam to Christianity.

    His parents were from Pakistan.

    He told of his uncle bragging about how he cheated an insurance company. He had not the slightest bit of shame. He thought it indicated how smart he was.

    By importing millions of people from corrupt societies, we’re going to become like them.

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I’m not sure how he did this.

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    • Replies: @cipher
    "By importing millions of people from corrupt societies, we’re going to become like them."

    That's exactly what's happened during the last 30 years. Longer in some localities.

    Everybody pretends not to notice or care. Silence and inaction lend legitimacy to and emboldens rot.
    , @Triumph104

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I’m not sure how he did this.
     
    Part of the reason for little to no corruption in Singapore are high salaries for government officials. I believe cabinet ministers all earn over US$1 million. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earned US$2.8 million a year until a committee that he appointed suggested that his salary should be lower. He now earns US$1.7 million a year -- the next highest salary for a leader of a country is $400,000 for the president of the United States. The leaders of India and China earn US$30,300 and US$22,000 respectively.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-remains-highest-paid-country-leader-1-7m-annual-salary-1493952

    Just focusing on Hurricane Katrina, US Congressman William Jefferson was caught with $90,000 of a $100,000 bribe in his freezer and is now serving a 13 year prison sentence. Congressmen earn $174,000. Mayor Ray Nagin is serving a 10 year prison sentence for receiving bribes from city contractors. Nagin unwisely give up a $400,000 a year corporate position to earn $200,000 as mayor.

    US presidents don't have to take bribes because they, and sometimes their wives, will get their money after retirement through book deals and speaking fees plus their children will be taken care of. Ray Nagin's bribes involved his sons' granite countertop business.
  26. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anonymous
    Don't pester Trump with issues like this. He might be able to use it in the next campaign but until then just shut up, OK?

    PS In her interview with Sessions this week Laura Ingraham quoted her Border Patrol source: 50% less deportations in Mar 2017 compared to Mar 2016.

    That's right... we are back to Security Theater same as Bush era.

    Don’t pester Trump with issues like this. He might be able to use it in the next campaign but until then just shut up, OK?

    PS In her interview with Sessions this week Laura Ingraham quoted her Border Patrol source: 50% less deportations in Mar 2017 compared to Mar 2016.

    That’s right… we are back to Security Theater same as Bush era.

    Obama’s looking pretty good to me right about now. When he was faced with a staged false flag Sarin attack in Syria on children he didn’t act impulsively. He didn’t cave to intense propaganda. He went before Congress and for a vote on a military response. He was denied. He didn’t attack.

    I guess we should’ve listened to all the high-IQed people saying he was a charlatan and buffoon. I will never, ever again put my faith in someone who doesn’t read books and gets him information from TV/Fox News. I don’t care how high your IQ was when tested as a child. If you don’t feed your mind it will atrophy. As Mark Twain said, the man who doesn’t read is no different from the man who can’t read.

    Oh, and not just south of the border, he’s letting in Muslims refugees at record numbers.

    Trump bringing in Syrian refugees at more than twice the rate Obama did

    APRIL 14, 2017 10:10 AM BY ROBERT SPENCER

    https://www.jihadwatch.org/2017/04/trump-bringing-in-syrian-refugees-at-more-than-twice-the-rate-obama-did

    Trump Is Resettling Syrian Refugees At A Much Quicker Pace Than Obama

    http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/12/trump-is-resettling-syrian-refugees-at-a-much-quicker-pace-than-obama/#ixzz4eGvMSjRR

    I read a statistic that said 98% of them are Muslim.

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  27. @Buffalo Joe
    Tri, there is a steady stream of middle easterners who make a tax free cigarette run from the local reservations to their corner stores in Buffalo,Detroit and Dearborn. Same business model heading to New Jersey from mid NY state. They sell the cigarettes as "loosies," that is, as individual cigarettes.

    Joe: I noticed many years ago at the Oneida Reservation (betw Syr & Utica) only off-brand cigarettes were sold as Philip Morris and RJReynolds stopped selling to the tribal business. They operated a gas station w/slot machines, selling cigarettes by the carton adjacent to the Canastota NYS Thruway exit.

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    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    Forbes, the tribes sell Indian made brands and have no obligation to collect tax for NY state, that is the deal. If they sell Marlboros etc. they are required to add the tax. At the nearby 7-11 store a pack of Marlboros is almost $11.00 per pack, with the tax. A carton of Seneca brand cigs is $20.00, again, that is per CARTON, at a res smoke shop. Gas at 7-11, $2.34 per gallon this week, $2.00 or less on the res, but you can't easily bootleg gas.
  28. @Buffalo Joe
    George, actually there is a boom in downtown Buffalo for loft apartments around the thriving medical campus, canal side and in the Elmwood Village area, which is ranked as one of the top ten city neighborhoods in the country. My friends live on an Elmwood Village street and every house that has been sold in the last two years sold for more than the asking price ($400k plus). Now, the inner city and near east side is Detroit lite. Dozens of boarded up store fronts and vacant lots. This was the great neighborhood of my childhood. Heartbreaking.

    Universities and the areas around them are able to prosper. As long as money keeps flowing to the U. everything is fine.

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  29. @Frau Katze
    In this case I think there's a cultural component, but I'm not sure how to solve it.

    In corrupt societies (i.e., everyone outside the West, where we got it more or less under control*) people know everyone is acting to enrich themselves, so they grab any opportunity they find for themselves.

    I remember reading a book written by a man who converted from Islam to Christianity.

    His parents were from Pakistan.

    He told of his uncle bragging about how he cheated an insurance company. He had not the slightest bit of shame. He thought it indicated how smart he was.

    By importing millions of people from corrupt societies, we're going to become like them.

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I'm not sure how he did this.

    “By importing millions of people from corrupt societies, we’re going to become like them.”

    That’s exactly what’s happened during the last 30 years. Longer in some localities.

    Everybody pretends not to notice or care. Silence and inaction lend legitimacy to and emboldens rot.

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  30. @Frau Katze
    In this case I think there's a cultural component, but I'm not sure how to solve it.

    In corrupt societies (i.e., everyone outside the West, where we got it more or less under control*) people know everyone is acting to enrich themselves, so they grab any opportunity they find for themselves.

    I remember reading a book written by a man who converted from Islam to Christianity.

    His parents were from Pakistan.

    He told of his uncle bragging about how he cheated an insurance company. He had not the slightest bit of shame. He thought it indicated how smart he was.

    By importing millions of people from corrupt societies, we're going to become like them.

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I'm not sure how he did this.

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I’m not sure how he did this.

    Part of the reason for little to no corruption in Singapore are high salaries for government officials. I believe cabinet ministers all earn over US$1 million. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earned US$2.8 million a year until a committee that he appointed suggested that his salary should be lower. He now earns US$1.7 million a year — the next highest salary for a leader of a country is $400,000 for the president of the United States. The leaders of India and China earn US$30,300 and US$22,000 respectively.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-remains-highest-paid-country-leader-1-7m-annual-salary-1493952

    Just focusing on Hurricane Katrina, US Congressman William Jefferson was caught with $90,000 of a $100,000 bribe in his freezer and is now serving a 13 year prison sentence. Congressmen earn $174,000. Mayor Ray Nagin is serving a 10 year prison sentence for receiving bribes from city contractors. Nagin unwisely give up a $400,000 a year corporate position to earn $200,000 as mayor.

    US presidents don’t have to take bribes because they, and sometimes their wives, will get their money after retirement through book deals and speaking fees plus their children will be taken care of. Ray Nagin’s bribes involved his sons’ granite countertop business.

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    • Replies: @Daniel Chieh
    One reason why Chinese(or world) corruption is so high is because in the US, corruption is basically legal. "Lobbying" is legal in the US, such that a company is allowed to pay millions to family members or friends of a politician, and who knows how much of that money can go back to the politician himself.

    Honestly, its such a brilliant system that I don't know why others don't pick it up. Why be labeled as having high corruption when you can just blissfully legalize it?
  31. Deja vu. Here in my deep south city, we are crawling with Yemenis in the used tire business. Palestinians go for opening grocery stores in the hood, and come across as very sharp. The Yemenis, not so much at all, except for skill at flouting state regs regarding tire fees. First, they always incorporate. Second, when hit with a judgment, they “sell” to one of their dozens of cousins. BTW, the last place I visited had a new guy from Yemen fresh off the boat. No English at all, hummed to himself in Arabic all the time. Real gem.

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    • Replies: @Chrisnonymous

    Palestinians go for opening grocery stores in the hood, and come across as very sharp.
     
    My Zionist college pal always maintained that the reason the Arab countries didn't want to take in the Palestinian refugees is that they were afraid the refugees would take over
  32. Hmmm…I sense a pattern here. This headline is from an AL.com 2015 article, “Corner stores turned EBT cards into cash for drugs, wired profit to Yemen” proving the diversity of a dump like Birmingham… here is the link… http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/06/fraud_ring_that_turned_ebt_car.html

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    Here's the best quote of the article - How big is the problem? "It is enormous. It is pervasive,'' (Deputy District Attorney) Raulston said. "We actually had to cut off the number we were going to prosecute this round, and this will be an ongoing investigation and prosecution for our office."
  33. @Bubba
    Hmmm...I sense a pattern here. This headline is from an AL.com 2015 article, "Corner stores turned EBT cards into cash for drugs, wired profit to Yemen" proving the diversity of a dump like Birmingham... here is the link... http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/06/fraud_ring_that_turned_ebt_car.html

    Here’s the best quote of the article – How big is the problem? “It is enormous. It is pervasive,” (Deputy District Attorney) Raulston said. “We actually had to cut off the number we were going to prosecute this round, and this will be an ongoing investigation and prosecution for our office.”

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  34. @Forbes
    Joe: I noticed many years ago at the Oneida Reservation (betw Syr & Utica) only off-brand cigarettes were sold as Philip Morris and RJReynolds stopped selling to the tribal business. They operated a gas station w/slot machines, selling cigarettes by the carton adjacent to the Canastota NYS Thruway exit.

    Forbes, the tribes sell Indian made brands and have no obligation to collect tax for NY state, that is the deal. If they sell Marlboros etc. they are required to add the tax. At the nearby 7-11 store a pack of Marlboros is almost $11.00 per pack, with the tax. A carton of Seneca brand cigs is $20.00, again, that is per CARTON, at a res smoke shop. Gas at 7-11, $2.34 per gallon this week, $2.00 or less on the res, but you can’t easily bootleg gas.

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    • Replies: @Forbes
    Thanks--that explains the change in available merchandise.
  35. We should stop torturing these people and allow them to permanently return to their beloved homelands.

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  36. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    “Don’t pester Trump with issues like this.”

    How much megaphone attention has the following received?

    “Donald Trump administration orders 70 airstrikes on Yemen in a month – twice as many as 2016 total: A number of civilian deaths have been reported following the strikes”, The Independent, Andrew Buncombe , 4 April 2017:

    “…The US military under the command of Donald Trump has carried out 70 airstrikes on Yemen in the last month – more than twice the number for all of 2016.

    …a major build up of the US’s involvement in the fight against Al-Qaeda militants…

    …20 strikes in the past week. That brought the monthly total to 70.

    …“Since February 28, we’ve conducted more than 70 precision airstrikes against AQAP militants’ infrastructure, fighting positions and equipment.”…

    …The strikes were largely carried out by drones…”

    Victory through robot drone airpower! What could go wrong?

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    The "Bomb them and invite them" neocon strategy is a failure.
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    “The couple’s daughter, who joined her mother in court to observe the plea on Thursday, was known to defend her family online and end posts with ‘(Expletive) you! (Expletive) America!’”

    Sheesh. I must say however that the attitude isn’t much different from that of Julia Ioffe.

    US did so much for them but all she can say is ‘RACIST! ISLAMOPHOBIC’.

    Never mind which group did most to spread wars in Middle East that led to refugee crisis.

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  38. @watson79
    Deja vu. Here in my deep south city, we are crawling with Yemenis in the used tire business. Palestinians go for opening grocery stores in the hood, and come across as very sharp. The Yemenis, not so much at all, except for skill at flouting state regs regarding tire fees. First, they always incorporate. Second, when hit with a judgment, they "sell" to one of their dozens of cousins. BTW, the last place I visited had a new guy from Yemen fresh off the boat. No English at all, hummed to himself in Arabic all the time. Real gem.

    Palestinians go for opening grocery stores in the hood, and come across as very sharp.

    My Zionist college pal always maintained that the reason the Arab countries didn’t want to take in the Palestinian refugees is that they were afraid the refugees would take over

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    • Replies: @Art Deco
    See Black September in Jordan in 1970. The King and the Bedouin officer corps in the Jordanian military were fed up with what one of them called "Stupid teenagers and anarchists". See also the disastrous evolution of Lebanese politics between 1964 and 1976, courtesy the PLO and the UNRWA camps which were its base. See also the ample population of East Indians in the Gulf. After the 1st Gulf war, the indigenous politicians did not want the Jordanian passport holders or the UNRWA clients back. The irony was that Jordanian passport holders who'd skedaddled out of Kuwait in 1990 tried to explain the horrors of the situation in Kuwait to their cousins in Jordan, who were all intent on having Saddam's baby.
  39. @Moshe
    10 arrests...2 fellonies...

    Wherever some random Vibrant finally makes his way into the news it generally transpires that within the previous few years he was arrested a whole bunch of times, convicted a few times, sentenced to jail for 4 years and also 7 years and also 11 years...and here he is on the front page at the age of 31 because of some freak twist.

    How the hell does this work? And does it work as well for Whites?

    I know more about the justice system as well as about the lower class than most of you but I still have no clear conprehension about how people can get arrested over and over and over again and remain free.

    If by chance you yourself are a member of the criminal or legal class could you please explain to me how this works?

    In the most prominent case I’m aware of, murderer and robber Willie Horton was wandering abroad because liberal Democrat Michael Dukakis and his fellow travelers on the Massachusetts Supreme Court thought that just because Willie was serving a life sentence without parole for murder and robbery did not mean that he did not deserve weekends off. I mean, what are we, racists and bigots? The State of Massachusetts might have been his jailer, but we’re not monsters, know what I mean? Go on Willie, take the weekend off from prison, unwind a bit, do a little self-rehabilitation!

    Seriously, this is the “weird twist”: liberals patting their own backs for being “progressive”, and spilling the blood of innocent bystanders to do it. Keeping a murderer in prison on the weekend would “cut the heart out of efforts at inmate rehabilitation.” (These are Dukakis’s own words.) Got it? If we don’t let violent felons out to be violent, we are depriving them of their rights … or something.

    As anyone not a liberal Democrat could have foreseen, Willie didn’t bother returning to prison, and carried on indulging his little hobby of robbing (and stabbing and raping) until he was apprehended by a state that takes criminal justice more seriously, in whose slammer he’s still chillin’.

    Incidentally, The Nation interviewed Willie in prison later and he revealed that he is the real victim of the case, a victim of racism and robbery of his rights. So he agrees with Dukakis. The governor and the murderer: the ultimate hi-lo attack on the middle?

    But still, that seems like a weird concatenation of events. Could such freakish circumstances lie behind every case? I don’t know. Maybe we need to examine more instances.

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  40. @Skeptic
    Yemen is Yemen for many reasons. Surely the greatest reason is Yemenis.

    Same with Somali/Somalians – I have a number of friends and relatives in the Twin Cities, most of which are standard issue Democrats. None of them can say anything good about the Somalis.

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  41. Do we really need friggin’ minority report fancy-schmency precogs to see how this starving Syrian ‘fuggee Faqill El Chubby will commit some kind of felony in five years from now , that his better half ‘s English for decades will be reduced on pronunciation of only two acronyms ; EBT & WIC, and that the pictured kiddo is the next unapologetic SJ Jihadi rocket surgeon ?:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C9chm9fXcAAIjUQ.jpg

    The Orangutan from Queens gave US circa 3000 of these in his first 86 days of presidency.

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  42. @Buffalo Joe
    Forbes, the tribes sell Indian made brands and have no obligation to collect tax for NY state, that is the deal. If they sell Marlboros etc. they are required to add the tax. At the nearby 7-11 store a pack of Marlboros is almost $11.00 per pack, with the tax. A carton of Seneca brand cigs is $20.00, again, that is per CARTON, at a res smoke shop. Gas at 7-11, $2.34 per gallon this week, $2.00 or less on the res, but you can't easily bootleg gas.

    Thanks–that explains the change in available merchandise.

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  43. Arabs from other parts of the Near East and North Africa are famously meticulous about manners (Mr. Derbyshire has offered the hypothesis that reporters stationed in Israel &c tend to favor the Arab cause because Arabs are gentler and more congenial one-on-one). I wonder of the Yemen is different or if this father-daughter duo are deviant.

    In recent years, the Buffalo commuter belt has seen stasis in its population and comparative income levels after several decades of decline. Among 1st and 2d tier cities, only greater Cleveland has been as hard hit by sectoral shifts. Still, the homicide rate in the City of Buffalo is less than half of what it is in the City of Detroit. (I believe the rate in the suburbs and exurbs of each is fairly similar).

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  44. anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Travis
    India is sending their best, like Dr. Jumana Nagarwala

    Jumana Nagarwala has been charged with performing Female Genital Mutilation on minor girls out of a medical office in Michigan...A review of her phone records led authorities to two 7-year-old girls who traveled with their parents to Michigan from Minnesota in February so they could undergo the procedure....A spokesman for Henry Ford Health System, which has employed Nagarwala as an emergency room physician, said she had been placed on administrative leave. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-39597062

    outrageous that the immigrant parents of the mutilated girls do not appear to face any charges...need to deport these families immediately..

    Are the victims Somalis?

    What kind of clandestine network exists that could allow this connection in the first place? I mean, how did the Minnesota families know that the good doctor in Michigan would perform illegal FGM’s?

    Finally, note that neither the FBI nor the Detroit News were willing to identify the “cultural community that believes in the practice”.

    Huh.

    Must be Episcopalians, or Presbyterians or something . . .

    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2017/04/15/protection-petitions-filed-mutilation-case/100497808/

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  45. @Chrisnonymous

    Palestinians go for opening grocery stores in the hood, and come across as very sharp.
     
    My Zionist college pal always maintained that the reason the Arab countries didn't want to take in the Palestinian refugees is that they were afraid the refugees would take over

    See Black September in Jordan in 1970. The King and the Bedouin officer corps in the Jordanian military were fed up with what one of them called “Stupid teenagers and anarchists”. See also the disastrous evolution of Lebanese politics between 1964 and 1976, courtesy the PLO and the UNRWA camps which were its base. See also the ample population of East Indians in the Gulf. After the 1st Gulf war, the indigenous politicians did not want the Jordanian passport holders or the UNRWA clients back. The irony was that Jordanian passport holders who’d skedaddled out of Kuwait in 1990 tried to explain the horrors of the situation in Kuwait to their cousins in Jordan, who were all intent on having Saddam’s baby.

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  46. I was listening to morning talk radio from Rochester a couple of summers back. The host was talking to bystanders outside the Boys and Girls Club on Genesee St, where there had been a gang-style shooting the previous night. A woman mentioned that it was common knowledge that Arab convenience store owners also trafficked in weaponry. This was an upsetting notion that I’d never heard before and haven’t seen mentioned anywhere since.

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  47. Hmmm….I wonder if Wal-Mart manager & robber Ansar Ali Younis or co-conspirator Mohammed Altashy are from Yemen too. Another “Diversity is our Strength” story… http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/breaking/bs-md-ci-walmart-staged-robbery-indictment-20170414-story.html

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  48. @anonymous
    "Don’t pester Trump with issues like this."

    How much megaphone attention has the following received?

    "Donald Trump administration orders 70 airstrikes on Yemen in a month - twice as many as 2016 total: A number of civilian deaths have been reported following the strikes", The Independent, Andrew Buncombe , 4 April 2017:


    "...The US military under the command of Donald Trump has carried out 70 airstrikes on Yemen in the last month - more than twice the number for all of 2016.

    ...a major build up of the US’s involvement in the fight against Al-Qaeda militants...

    ...20 strikes in the past week. That brought the monthly total to 70.

    ...“Since February 28, we’ve conducted more than 70 precision airstrikes against AQAP militants’ infrastructure, fighting positions and equipment.”...

    ...The strikes were largely carried out by drones..."

     

    Victory through robot drone airpower! What could go wrong?

    The “Bomb them and invite them” neocon strategy is a failure.

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  49. @Anon
    This is Wall Street Bailouts for Poor People.

    Fish rots from the head.

    US is rotten from top to bottom.

    But then, the #1 donor to GOP is Sheldon Adelson who made his money from vice industry.

    Adelson made his money in the travel industry and the tech convention business. He sold the convention business to Softbank for major cash at exactly the right time and built the Venetian in Las Vegas.

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  50. @Triumph104

    *I understand that Lee Kwan Yew rooted out of Singapore. I’m not sure how he did this.
     
    Part of the reason for little to no corruption in Singapore are high salaries for government officials. I believe cabinet ministers all earn over US$1 million. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong earned US$2.8 million a year until a committee that he appointed suggested that his salary should be lower. He now earns US$1.7 million a year -- the next highest salary for a leader of a country is $400,000 for the president of the United States. The leaders of India and China earn US$30,300 and US$22,000 respectively.

    http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/singapore-pm-lee-hsien-loong-remains-highest-paid-country-leader-1-7m-annual-salary-1493952

    Just focusing on Hurricane Katrina, US Congressman William Jefferson was caught with $90,000 of a $100,000 bribe in his freezer and is now serving a 13 year prison sentence. Congressmen earn $174,000. Mayor Ray Nagin is serving a 10 year prison sentence for receiving bribes from city contractors. Nagin unwisely give up a $400,000 a year corporate position to earn $200,000 as mayor.

    US presidents don't have to take bribes because they, and sometimes their wives, will get their money after retirement through book deals and speaking fees plus their children will be taken care of. Ray Nagin's bribes involved his sons' granite countertop business.

    One reason why Chinese(or world) corruption is so high is because in the US, corruption is basically legal. “Lobbying” is legal in the US, such that a company is allowed to pay millions to family members or friends of a politician, and who knows how much of that money can go back to the politician himself.

    Honestly, its such a brilliant system that I don’t know why others don’t pick it up. Why be labeled as having high corruption when you can just blissfully legalize it?

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