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    Quote Originally Posted by rusmeister View Post
    And corruption happens because of what...? (It helps to define a word clearly)

    You can talk "corruption" all you want. But do you think the West will remain "uncorrupted"? Unless you know that corruption is caused by human sin and selfishness, you will always be flailing against it in vain. Goodness, virtue, and a belief in obedience to the law founded on a tradition that strives to pass only good laws doesn't flourish all by itself.

    You see the thing is, is that you only need to worry about yourself. If you continuously worry about others that do "bad things" you are only being distracted. Call it selfishness but we only really have to worry /think about how good and unselfish, jealous, hateful, greedy, ..... We are, if you are pure in your love nothing will hurt you. Nothing can make you hate, nothing can break you. Nothing but good will exist. Love always, hurt never, when you leave some place, always leave it better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judge View Post
    Happens because of greed, which the system we have in place promotes.

    With health and safety, what is the problem, insufficient training, lack of experts , care free attitude, regulations overlooked, where is the control?
    Could it be lack of competition,say if foreign airlines could fly domestically, they would give the local airlines stiff competition.

    Of course there is corruption in the West, lots of it,but not that much when it comes to health and safety.

    The thing is now is to just import slaves from poorer countries. There needs to be a steady stream because once said slave gets a taste of a better life they start looking for a better job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusmeister View Post
    (It helps to define a word clearly
    When I was at Open Society we defined it simply as "abuse of public power for private good." In Russia corruption and bribery are the status quo and have been so its beginnings. It is to Russia what snow is to Russian winter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wally View Post
    There is massive corruption in America. It is now a necessary part of how America works.
    Here's a ranking of the least corrupt nations by NGO Transparancy. No. 1 is Norway. Russia is 135. Hopefully, people in Russia will concern themselves less with America and bombing Florida and more with say, passing Sierra Leone in a corruption index.
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    not easy to say but PROPORTION WISE there is more corruption in Austria and Germany than there is in Russia. for sure it is moneywise far less, because these are two smaller countries. and it is not called /corruption/ as such. but /FREUNDERL WIRTSCHAFT/ business between and amongst friends. if you can read German language, read the KURIER,KRONE, Kleine,OE24 and Bild,from Germany. Read DER SPIEGEL, read DER FALTER,. all of them will be quite accurately translated by a browser if set that way. or have also an english language website.
    and i am sure it is not much different in ANY other country. might that be a /Bimbo/ country, as the West likes to call them, or back home in their own place. no one needs point fingers at anyone. they are all the same.
    electorate counts only to make their crosses at the appropriate,their, square. and then they are forgotten and not being needed anymore. it is business as usual, never mind country of evil, WMD or not. money has a sweet smell. and those who squeal loudest are the most corrupt in my opinion.
    There is no greater treasure then pleasure....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ignatius View Post
    When I was at Open Society we defined it simply as "abuse of public power for private good." In Russia corruption and bribery are the status quo and have been so its beginnings. It is to Russia what snow is to Russian winter.



    Here's a ranking of the least corrupt nations by NGO Transparancy. No. 1 is Norway. Russia is 135. Hopefully, people in Russia will concern themselves less with America and bombing Florida and more with say, passing Sierra Leone in a corruption index.
    This doesn't impress me. It's the same kind of thinking that says intelligence can be expressed by a number (IQ); here, that morality can be expressed by a number. Yes, you can produce numbers, by counting statistics of how many recorded events are abuses of power (if we can agree on what "abuse of power" is, sometimes we can, sometimes we can't), and how serious those violations are. Norway (and Scandinavia in general) and Germany are notorious for taking homeschooled kids from families on the assumption that homeschooling is "abuse", and it won't be recorded as abuse of government power.

    I'm saying that to rightly know what is corrupt, you must know what "healthy" and "moral" looks like. And numbers cannot tell you any complete and well thought-out story or explanation, let alone the causes. If you don't know what's causing it, you can't really understand or fix it. Sure, you understand selfishness when the self seems to benefit from it. But do you really know the ultimate cause of sin that can be shown to be destructive to the self and others?

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