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Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 6549 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. The US is facing a debate about the impact of an aging leadership and how it affects the country's decline, highlighting the importance of focusing on corruption rather than age.
  2. The oldest and least popular Congress and presidential candidates reflect an issue of endemic corruption in the US, with senior citizens disproportionately in power for extended periods.
  3. The challenge lies in distinguishing between age-related concerns and corruption, recognizing the importance of holding officials accountable and seeking out truth despite the complexities of political dynamics.
TK News by Matt Taibbi • 7737 implied HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Intelligence reports can heavily influence policy decisions, as seen in past conflicts like the Iraq war, showing the importance of accurate and unbiased information in governance.
  2. The use of selective release of classified information for political purposes, as seen in the Russiagate scandal, highlights the dangers of manipulating intelligence for agenda-driven decisions.
  3. Corruption in intelligence agencies impacts all political ideologies, making it a non-partisan issue that concerns citizens of all affiliations.
Welcome to Absurdistan • 5208 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. The post discusses how elections are being manipulated through various techniques like multiple voter IDs, dead people voting, and ineligible ballots being cast.
  2. There is a focus on the impact of cheating in elections, stating that it can make the country ungovernable and lead to financial instability.
  3. The role of money printing in sustaining the economy is highlighted, suggesting that policies like climate regulation and diversity initiatives may have negative economic impacts.
Bulwark+ • 6584 implied HN points • 26 Jan 24
  1. Big business on Wall Street is aligning with Trump for venality, self-interest, and fear, even though they know he threatens democratic norms.
  2. Business elites view Trump as good for their bottom line despite his threats and autocratic tendencies.
  3. Trump's return could lead to increased government control to punish dissent, targeting industries and businesses that oppose his views.
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COVID Intel - by Dr.William Makis • 4854 implied HN points • 18 Jan 24
  1. Dr. William Makis MD is rallying Alberta healthcare workers to take action against corruption within healthcare institutions.
  2. Specifically calling out Alberta Health Services, Colleges of Physicians, Surgeons, Nurses, and Pharmacists.
  3. Dr. Makis MD has a history of battling corruption within Alberta's healthcare system.
The Dossier • 3400 implied HN points • 01 Feb 24
  1. Ilhan Omar aligns with a puppet regime in Mogadishu that sold out Somalia to foreign powers.
  2. Omar has close ties to Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, considered by many to be illegitimate.
  3. Omar's first husband, the father of her children, is a senior adviser to the president of Somalia.
Where's Your Ed At • 21068 implied HN points • 13 Sep 23
  1. Elon Musk has significant influence due to his wealth and power, and his actions can negatively impact global events.
  2. Musk's decisions, personal beliefs, and interactions with authoritarian regimes raise concerns about his potential misuse of power.
  3. Coverage of Musk should shift to recognize him as a harmful actor who prioritizes his desires over societal well-being.
Persuasion • 3852 implied HN points • 16 Jan 24
  1. Guatemala recently experienced a successful pro-democracy movement against a corrupt political establishment.
  2. A largely-indigenous grassroots movement mobilized to demand respect for their votes and succeeded in getting the new president sworn in.
  3. The international community largely overlooked Guatemala's impressive defense of democracy, pointing to various reasons like lack of attention and conflicting support from different political factions.
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 4324 implied HN points • 27 Dec 23
  1. Georgia election officials, including Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, are not defending the state's electronic voting system in court.
  2. Acting chairman of the State Election Board, Matt Mashburn, voted against investigating Raffensperger as his tenure is ending.
  3. SOS officer Gabriel Sterling is still addressing allegations from the 2020 election and has been invited by citizen investigator Joe Rossi to discuss election facts in a public meeting.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 1867 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. Several prominent politicians had children working for Ukrainian gas companies.
  2. The article questions the relationships between Ukrainian businesses and American politicians' families.
  3. Assertions of a corrupt money laundering scheme involving individuals from both Republican and Democratic parties.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 7148 implied HN points • 16 Nov 23
  1. Merrick Garland is portrayed as a protector of justice, but in reality, he serves corrupt interests and blocks investigations rather than pursuing transparency and accountability.
  2. Jamie Gorelick, a lifelong friend and mentor to Garland, has a history of aiding criminals and enabling corruption, including representing high-profile figures like Jared Kushner and engaging in cover-ups.
  3. The DOJ, under Garland and Gorelick's influence, prioritizes protecting the institution over defending the country, allowing powerful individuals like Trump to escape accountability and maintain their influence.
Popular Information • 11419 implied HN points • 25 Sep 23
  1. Bob Menendez is currently facing allegations of accepting bribes in exchange for official favors.
  2. Despite the presumption of innocence, Senate Democrats have called for Menendez to resign over the corruption allegations.
  3. In contrast, when faced with similar allegations, Senate Democrats swiftly called for the resignation of Al Franken.
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 4088 implied HN points • 16 Dec 23
  1. Georgia's Secretary of State canceled a public meeting discussing 2020 recount fraud
  2. Errors and fraudulent activity were found in the 2020 election recount in Georgia
  3. Georgia officials are stalling, facing upcoming 2024 elections and controversies with election integrity
donaldjeffries • 1434 implied HN points • 06 Feb 24
  1. The concept of term limits for politicians is important to prevent career politicians from holding office indefinitely.
  2. The legislative branch of government in the United States has historically ceded power to the judicial and executive branches.
  3. There is a call for more representation diversity in Congress to better serve the interests of the common people.
The Dossier • 7901 implied HN points • 03 Oct 23
  1. Rep. Gaetz deposed Speaker McCarthy, causing chaos in Congress
  2. Washington D.C. is mostly controlled by the Uniparty, with both Democrats and Republicans heavily devoted to it
  3. Challenging the status quo and stirring the pot can be beneficial in exposing corruption and deceit
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 5267 implied HN points • 08 Nov 23
  1. Voting machines in 18 states had issues on Election Day, including problems in Pennsylvania, Texas, and Kentucky.
  2. Issues included gas leaks, judge-flipping machines, and malfunctioning systems.
  3. The situation points to potential corruption in the election system and a need for vigilance in future elections.
The Pillar • 1395 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. Today, Jan. 19, is the March for Life in Washington, DC, which remains significant despite shifts in activism focus.
  2. The death of Kenyan priest Fr. Josiah K’Okal in Venezuela raises suspicions of foul play due to his advocacy for indigenous rights.
  3. Pope Francis issued new financial regulations for the Vatican, showing a response to past scandals and a shift in authority.
The Novelleist • 575 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Wakanda in Black Panther is a positive portrayal of African prosperity with advanced technology, boosting pride and dignity.
  2. The economic model of Wakanda, relying on a magical substance for wealth, ignores the realities of gradual economic development involving valuable goods and services.
  3. The obsession with natural resources as a source of wealth can hinder economic growth due to corruption, lack of policy improvements, and misinformation about their true benefits.
The Status Kuo • 10554 implied HN points • 21 Jun 23
  1. Justices like Alito coming under scrutiny for undisclosed relationships with billionaires and potential influence on Court decisions
  2. Alito went on a fishing trip to Alaska with a billionaire, Paul Singer, who had cases before the Supreme Court, raising concerns about impartiality
  3. Attempts by Alito to defend his actions and relationship with Singer through an OpEd seem unconvincing and raise doubts about ethical conduct
donaldjeffries • 1415 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. The imminent release of the list containing prominent names who flew on Jeffrey Epstein's 'Lolita Express' has caused a stir.
  2. Many big names in entertainment, including female celebrities, have been linked to Epstein's activities.
  3. The Epstein scandal raises questions about accountability and the power dynamics that shield the elite from justice.
Bet On It • 674 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. Nayib Bukele's policies in El Salvador have significantly reduced the murder rate, but come at a cost of widespread jailing and lack of fair trials.
  2. The debate on Bukele's justice system involves utilitarian calculations which weigh saving lives against infringing on rights, highlighting moral pluralism.
  3. The emphasis on the importance of trials in a justice system is viewed primarily from an epistemic standpoint, weighing the trade-offs of accuracy and potential errors.
Striking 13 • 2256 implied HN points • 08 Dec 23
  1. Rwanda's political landscape is characterized by logical inconsistency and contradictions, leading to illogical decisions and actions.
  2. The backlog in asylum cases in the UK is primarily due to policy issues like lack of processing, rather than the number of asylum seekers arriving.
  3. The legislation regarding Rwanda in the UK defies reality and tries to legislate people's perceptions, representing a departure from empirical reality toward a denial of it.
Public • 464 implied HN points • 24 Feb 24
  1. Recent whistleblower testimony reveals investors from China, Mexico, and Kazakhstan buying political influence with President Joe Biden through his family, centering on control over U.S. oil and gas.
  2. Republicans are facing challenges in their impeachment probe of President Biden, with reliance on questionable witnesses such as incarcerated individuals like Jason Galanis and Alexander Smirnov, who have provided inconsistent information.
  3. Hunter Biden's involvement in business dealings with Chinese companies, linked to his family connections, has raised concerns about influence peddling and the use of his family name for financial gain.
Sarah Kendzior’s Newsletter • 3634 implied HN points • 25 Oct 23
  1. The long arc of history does not naturally bend towards justice; it requires real people to shape it for the better.
  2. Authoritarianism can thrive when people underestimate its possibility and the presence of corruption, violence, and systemic problems.
  3. Staying vigilant, holding onto moral boundaries, and resisting the normalization of atrocities are crucial to preventing the erosion of values in the face of societal challenges.
Astral Codex Ten • 6194 implied HN points • 04 Aug 23
  1. During the fall of the Soviet Union, activists creatively countered authorities by using lemons to silence a brass band.
  2. Corrupt officials, including Vladimir Putin, diverted imported meat from Leningrad to Moscow leading up to a failed coup.
  3. US politicians have cute personal stories to humanize, but Putin's lack of reaction to his dog's death reflects his impervious exterior.
In My Tribe • 425 implied HN points • 19 Feb 24
  1. Government can be categorized into Limited-Access (L) and Open-Access (O) Orders based on who is allowed to form significant organizations.
  2. In Limited-Access Orders (L), the ruling coalition can extract resources and form organizations, while in Open-Access Orders (O), citizens have the right to form political parties and corporations independently.
  3. Profit-seeking government tends to align with one-party government and can lead to corruption and favoritism, making a competitive, open-access order preferable.
The Message Box • 3636 implied HN points • 22 Sep 23
  1. Democrats are urged to call for Menendez's resignation due to corruption charges.
  2. Menendez's presence on the ballot during a corruption trial could jeopardize the Democratic Party's Senate seat in 2024.
  3. Standing by Menendez could reinforce the negative perception of political corruption among voters.
Julie Bindel's podcasts and writing • 668 implied HN points • 27 Jan 24
  1. Organ trafficking is a growing global trade due to a demand for organs and a lack of legitimate sources.
  2. Victims of organ trafficking can be kidnapped, forced, or tricked into giving up organs, with children often being targeted.
  3. Illegal organ harvesting operations can involve violence, manipulation, and even murder to obtain organs for sale on the black market.
uTobian • 8667 implied HN points • 01 May 23
  1. The study on autism prevalence and costs shows the rising financial burden of autism over the years.
  2. The model presented in the study reveals the alarming increase in autism rates, especially for certain demographics.
  3. The study highlights the shift in costs from parents to government as the first generation of autism epidemic children age, emphasizing the need for prevention strategies.
kareem • 6898 implied HN points • 29 May 23
  1. The Texas Attorney General faced impeachment from fellow Republicans due to a series of serious legal and ethical issues.
  2. A fake image of a Pentagon explosion caused brief panic in the stock market, highlighting the impact of misinformation.
  3. The text reflects on the complex relationship between oneself and their body, portraying it as a companion through struggles and joys.
The Reactionary • 256 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. Cell phone records indicate a romantic relationship between DA Willis and Nathan Wade started before Wade's official appointment as Special Prosecutor.
  2. Analysis of the records show over 2000 voice calls and nearly 12,000 text messages exchanged between DA Willis and Wade within a specific timeline.
  3. Late-night visits and extensive communications suggest more than just a friendship, potentially leading to disqualification and criminal charges for perjury or false statements.
bad cattitude • 200 implied HN points • 01 Mar 24
  1. Control over the justice system is powerful, as it determines who is charged and for what.
  2. Those in power can abuse the justice system without consequences, while minor infractions by others are punished harshly.
  3. The imbalance of enforcing laws creates a culture of fear, demoralization, and lack of accountability in the justice system.
A Lawyer Writes • 648 implied HN points • 08 Jan 24
  1. Police and politicians are calling for actions regarding the Post Office scandal, but major steps are unlikely until a public inquiry is completed.
  2. The justice secretary is exploring ways to exonerate sub-postmasters who were wrongly convicted during the Horizon IT scandal.
  3. The Criminal Cases Review Commission is offering help to individuals affected by the faulty convictions, encouraging them to seek justice.