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The discussion of corruption–and the urgency of reasserting integrity–permeates this website.

Here are a general comment and a few links.

General comment: Corruption consists of a lack of integrity, which in turn is not just about dishonesty, but about a failure to achieve transparency, truth, trust, and accurate feedback loops.  The cost of corruption, calculated in terms of waste, is at least 50% and could be as high as 75%.  In the US, on Capitol Hill, the known kick-back for earmarks seen to allocation is 2-5%.  In fairness to the lobbyists, they are not offering the money, they are being shaken down by Senators and Representatives.  It is the lack of integrity in government that makes the lack of integrity in the private sector so pervasive.  What we do know is in the first two links.  The first documents health waste, the second the cost of peace versus war (one third).

2010 Reference: HEALTH–The Price of Excess (PWC)

Graphic: Medard Gabel’s Cost of Peace versus War

Other Links:

1961-2011: 50 Years of The Military-Industrial Complex

Afghanistan War Wealth + Corruption Cycle (Opium, Hashish, Minerals, Past Pipeline Attempts)

Climate Change, HAARP, Process, Politics, Power

CORRUPTION Correlates to Earthquake Fatalities

Corruption is Non-Partisan: New Documentary “Casino Jack” shows US Gov’s Legalized Bribery through Jack Abramoff & the Story of Human Failure.

CONVERGENCE of Corruption & Truth

EVENT: 9-16 Oct, Univ Passau Germany, Economics of Corruption 2010: Lecture and Workshop in Good Governance and Reform

Four Time Bombs Centered on Wall Street

Graphic: Corruption Slide 1 Nine Zones of Concern

Graphic: Corruption Slide 2 Empire as Terrorism

Graphic: Corruption Slide 3 Holistic Analysis

Graphic: GIS Makes Discrimination Black and White

Handbook: Preventing Corruption in Humanitarian Operations–A Handbook of Good Practices

IO 101: US “Brand” defined by its worst

Japan Lost Its Integrity over Nuclear Safety

Joseph Stiglitz, Bank Secrecy, Corruption, and Financing of Atrocities

Journal: Afghanistan & America’s Loss of Integrity I

Journal: Afghanistan as Corruption Squared

Journal: A Tale of Two Flying Pigs

Journal: Barack Obama–Corruption, Not Change

Journal: Billions in Aid Mis-Appropriated–Global to Local Needs Table Would Eliminate This Kind of Fraud

Journal: Bribes from US Okay, from Venezuela Not OK

Journal: Chicago-Style Partisan Corruption & Industrial-Era Organization Killing the USA

Journal: Chuck Spinney Flags Jeff Madrick on Greed and Corruption in Form of Economic “Rents” in Form of Massive Unwarranted Bonuses and Salaries Among Wall Street, Federal Reserve, and Revolving Department of Defense Leaders

Journal: CIA and the Culture of Corruption

Journal: ClimateGate Sunday 6 Dec 09

Journal: Corruption–The Global Disease

Journal: Culture of Cheating at FBI and …

Journal: Democratic Leadership GUTS Federal Reserve Audit Bill–Roll-Call Vote Could Be the Straw that Breaks the Two–Party Tyranny in 2010

Journal: Demopublicans–NO DIFFERENCE

Journal: End of Airwave Tyranny & Corruption

Journal: Five Myths Debunked–Treasury Run by Crooks

Journal: Government Corruption and Inattention; Foreign Influence and Access: Religious Counterintelligence

Journal: Haiti, Obama’s Katrina, NGO-Foundation Rip-Off

Journal: Huffington Post–Congress is Corrupt

Journal: Integrity 101 for Presidential Aides

Journal: Material Poverty (AF) vs Moral Poverty (US)

Journal: On Experts, Lies, Climate, & Security

Journal: Out-Sourcing Corruption

Journal: Outsourcing Honor, Losing Common Sense

Journal: Pentagon’s Hall of Mirrors Gets a Shine

Journal: Political-Corporate Corruption in USA

Journal: Pork as Usual, John P. Murtha Oinks On

Journal: Rolling Stone on Sick and Wrong (Washington Corruption, Health Care Example)

Journal: ‘Systemic Corruption’–Daunting Challenge in Globalized Era

Journal: Six Big Issues Media Ignoring

Journal: TSA Clears Illegal Immigrants To Work At NY Airport–Accepts False ID’s, Grants “Trusted Agent” Full Access

Journal: USA Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians

Journal: US Aid To Pakistan ‘Depleted By Admin Costs’

Journal: US Corruption at the Border and at the Top

Journal: Versailles on the Potomac Implodes…Again

Journal: Wall Street’s Naked Swindle

Lack of Integrity = ASSUME Secrecy IGNORE Open

Lack of Integrity = Being on Wrong Side of History

Lack of Integrity = Jim Clapper Blows Off GAO

Lack of Integrity = Obama Loves GE, No Taxes Okay!

Most-Wanted List for Health Care Fraud

Open Source Insurgency: No More Corruption

Pentagon Pathology: Follow the Money

Poligraft: See the Corruption Behind the News

Reference: “True Cost” of Private Military Contractors

Reference: Alternative Views of 9/11–Massive US Financial & Gold Fraud & 240 Billion Covert Fund Against Russia

Reference: At What Cost, Intelligence? [On Ethics]

Reference: Corruption Perceptions Map

Reference: Empire of Lies & Secrecy

Reference: Legitimate Grievances by Robert Steele

Reference: Lying is Not Patriotic–Ron Paul

Reference: On WikiLeaks and Government Secrecy + RECAP on Secrecy as Fraud, Waste, & Abuse

Reference: The Fraud-Based US Economy

Review (DVD): Inside Job

Review: Anti-corruption: Webster’s Timeline History, 1954 – 2007

Review: Corruption and Anti-Corruption–An Applied Philosophical Approach

Review: Governments, NGOs and Anti-Corruption–The New Integrity Warriors

Review: Grand Theft Pentagon–Tales of Corruption and Profiteering in the War on Terror

Review: Griftopia–Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America

Review: The Human Factor–Inside the CIA’s Dysfunctional Intelligence Culture

Review: Nobodies–Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy

Review: Overcoming Corruption–The Essentials

Review: The End of America–Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot

Review: The Two Trillion Dollar Meltdown–Easy Money, High Rollers, and the Great Credit Crash

Review: Threshold–The Crisis of Western Culture

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Search: Intelligence and the Viet-Nam War

Search: slide designs corruption + RECAP

Secrecy News Headlines: Iraq + Lies Leading to Iraq

Senator (D-MD): Leaks Should Be a Felony + RECAP

Spot-Light on Coca Cola as Evil Incarnate

The Mexico + American Narcosphere (Calling Carlos “Slim” Helu)

Troops or Contractors: Loss of Defense Integrity

U.S. Intelligence Community as Land of Make Believe

US Intelligence Lies to “Defer” to General Petraeus

Veteran Administration Lies & Active Deceit–Covering Up Uranium Exposure, Suicides, Psychosis

Video: Jesse Ventura Rips Wall St & Goldman Sachs

What’s Wrong with America? Let Me List the Books….

Why Boeing is Imploding–Spinney, Sprey, & Reality vs Political Engineering & Government Spec Cost Plus

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? + US Fraud RECAP

Worth a Look: Corruption Chronicles