Corruption had been a widespread and growing problem in Ukraine, way before the collapse of the USSR, when Soviet nature was present and country’s leaders used to be integrated in communist ruling elite. After the disintegration of the USSR in 1991, current Ukrainian politicians established an authoritarian-oligarchic governance regime in Ukraine. Sadly, according to Corruption Perception Index 2017, Ukraine is the sixth most corrupt country in Europe and 130th in the world.
What does the United States stand for today? The ideals that America was founded on were never before combined ... Liberty, justice, education, and morality these four basic principles were the basis that our democracy was founded on. But, in 1871 our core principles were basically stripped away by treasonous acts by our very own Congress. There have been many scholars who question the validity of what the Act of 1871 did to the United States. Yet, there is undeniable truth that the Act of 1871 was a direct result of the money changers influence on Congress to deceive the American public. Too many of us ever since 1871 haven't realized that our own government has been a Corporation created by the Act of 1871. Reference to Art. 1, 8, cl. 17. firmly stipulates that the government of the United States turned into a Corporation where citizens rights became privileges. This act turned a nation of sovereign individuals into a nation of servitude. One has to wonder why the American public have been deceived and oblivious to what our own government has done and continues to do to the American public.
U. S. Federal law makes it a crime to "knowingly and willfully "give materially false" statements to Congress.
We have come to live in a world where we are beholden to the government. It should not be this way, the government should be beholden to us, but we have seriously lost our way in this country. Our leadership has become used to living off the people and expecting it. The problem with this is they have become accustomed to living the high life and never having to be held accountable for anything. Capital Hill comes and goes with their everyday lives and we are oblivious to the fact that is ruining the chances we have to ever have equality among the classes in this country.
In my experience as a management consultant and professor, I have found that there really are three types of executives. Whether in the private or public sectors—and in the largest and smallest of organizations—the people who manage people really are of three basic mindsets when it comes to being in charge—and responsible for—the actions of others.
What facts are indisputable, if not widely known, about climate change?
Paul Manafort's trial—or trials—is finally drawing to a close. His first trial kicked off on July 31, 2018. The man was indicted on a number of charges, including conspiracy against the United States, money laundering, and obstruction of justice, among others. Special Counsel Robert Mueller discovered evidence of Manafort's wrongdoing during his investigation into the presidential campaign of Trump. From a tense jury selection to repeated back and forth confrontations between Manafort's lawyer, Thomas Zehnle, and Judge T. S. Ellis III, the trial captured the nation's attention. The trial at the federal court in Alexandria resulted in guilty verdicts for eight charges, prompting Manafort to take a plea before his second trial, scheduled to take place in D.C. There likely won't be many juicy tidbits from those proceedings, but what we already know is scintillating, and begs the question as to whether or not the United States of America is shifting from a democracy to a plutocracy.
The conflict in the Arab nation of Yemen has raged for over three years and cost thousands of lives. It has also been a root cause of one of the world’s largest ever man-made famines, affecting over 12 million people. So why have we heard so little of it on the news in the West until very recently? And why have most of the wealthier nations on the planet seemingly turned their back on Yemen?
More than two-thirds of the Republican Party is made up of confederates and confederate sympathizers. People in the Republican Party now openly walk around saying that they would rather be Russian than Democrats. And the Nazi descendent Koch brothers are now trying to buy the Supreme Court…in 2018. When Americans have access to all of this information, how is it that we have not connected the dots—and still aren’t?
Even as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to violate international protocol by using dangerous chemical weapons against its own people, Iran sponsors organizations to destabilize several Sunni-majority states in the Middle East (such as Houthis in Yemen, whose flag includes a call for a genocide of fifteen million Jews), and Saudi Arabia continues in its barbaric treatment of women and homosexuals, one country receives a perhaps surprising volume of scrutiny and media coverage, having been the subject of over 50 percent of United Nations Human Rights Council condemnations, 86 percent of United Nations General Assembly condemnations, and 100 percent of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), World Health Organization, and International Labor Organization's national criticisms.