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Who'll Come First, Internet Jesus or Cyber Adolf?

Jim Treacy | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Jim Treacy

Conditions are rife for a global revolution, with channels to drive one ever strengthening. All that's missing is a charismatic leader to pull the strings. History imparts that person will arrive. Pray for goodness because it could be evil.

I Bribe My Kids And You Know You Do Too

Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead | Posted 09.13.2014 | Parents
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

Don't parents "bribe" their kids all the time? "If you eat your vegetables, you can have ice cream for dessert." "If you do your homework without complaining, you can play Wii." This system of good-behavior-equals-reward starts at a very young age.

Relational Leadership: Where Relationships Lead and Capital Follows

Robert Hall | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
Robert Hall

We have transient customers, served by transient employees, working for transient leaders, owned by transient shareholders. Disengagement is overpowering today's leaders.

On the Rocks With the Firewalkers of Fiji

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.27.2014 | Travel
Bob Schulman

During the shows an announcer explains that the walkers are Sawau tribesmen from Beqa, and that their skill is handed down from generation to generation. How all this came about, he says, is told in an ancient legend.

World's Strictest Airport Security? Forget Tel Aviv. Think Kashmir.

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The soldier and airport security guy are pointing, pointing. What do they want? Not my camera. Not my car clicker. It's my pen. A Paper Mate soft g...

Alcoa Charged With Bribing Foreign Officials

AP | By JOE MANDAK | Posted 03.11.2014 | Business

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A subsidiary of Alcoa Inc. pleaded guilty Thursday and, along with the parent company, will pay a total of $384 million in penalti...

Which Country Has The Greasiest Palms?

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 07.10.2013 | World

If you paid a bribe sometime in the last year, you are not alone. According to a new survey by corruption watchdog Transparency International, more th...

Immigration Officer Bribed With Egg Rolls

ABC | Posted 06.27.2013 | Latino Voices

An immigration officer has been indicted on charges that she took cash and egg rolls as bribes from immigrants seeking citizenship and green cards. ...

A Gentleman's Game?

Tarun Sakhrani | Posted 07.29.2013 | Sports
Tarun Sakhrani

Sadly, what used to be a gentleman's game, can no longer stake its claim to that title anymore. It's just not cricket!

Should Retirees Overseas Make Grease Payments?

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

My advice on the idea of grease payments, if, as many seem to, you interpret them as something other than a straight 'bribe,' is, again: Don't pay them. But don't be offended by the suggestion of them either. Treat them as minor matters. And move on.

LEFT OUT: Victim Countries See Little Of Bribery Settlements

100 Reporters | Chad Bouchard | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

Despite a major push in recent years to crack down on corporate bribes to foreign officials, virtually none of the money paid in penalties has gone ba...

Drivers: Kenyan Traffic Laws Increase Bribe Size

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — Traffic bribes are a way of life for many Kenyan drivers. One dollar here, $5 there. But the drivers of the rowdy minibuses say...

Corporate Bribes May Be On The Rise

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

* Only a few nations cracking down on corporate bribery, watchdog says * Companies may be more tempted to use bribes in recession ...

Super Tax the Super PACs

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics
Dean Obeidallah

Did you know that Super PACs don't pay taxes on the contributions they receive? Unbelievable, isn't it? These Super PACs are no doubt businesses but the contributions are not taxable because they are considered "gifts" under federal tax law.

Practicing What You Preach: A Lesson for Walmart's Bosses

Cobus de Swardt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Cobus de Swardt

Allegations that Walmart paid millions of dollars in bribes to build up its empire in Mexico should act as a warning sign to corporations everywhere. A culture of bribery in a subsidiary is unacceptable, but failing to deal with it would be even worse.

6 Ways to Get Kids to Do What You Want Them To

Kevin Hartnett | Posted 05.22.2012 | Parents
Kevin Hartnett

Here's our rule: Our son has to play quietly by himself in his room until the alarm sounds, or else he has to go back into his crib. Stunningly, improbably, against all odds, it works. Here's why.

Hedge Fund Trader Gets Three Years In Prison For Bribes

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- A hedge fund trader who paid hefty bribes to coax confidential information out of shady lawyers was sentenced Friday to three years in pri...

To the Mahatma, From a Stateless Indian

Dinkar Jain | Posted 08.28.2011 | World
Dinkar Jain

2nd April, 2011 Dear Mahatma Today I witnessed the Indian team lift the cricket world cup for the first time in my life. I have never felt so proud. ...

Pension Fund Scandal Shows That Corruption Still Pays Well in New York

John W. Moscow | Posted 08.23.2011 | New York
John W. Moscow

In the NY pension fund scandal, we are at risk of seeing the principle of "equal justice for all" being savaged as people who engaged in really bad behavior seem to be getting off with remarkably lenient sentences.

Johnson & Johnson Settles Foreign Bribery Charges

Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

Johnson & Johnson on Friday agreed to pay $70 million to settle U.S. charges that it paid bribes and kickbacks to win business overseas, the first...

WikiLeaks Cables Cause Uproar In India Over Nuke Deal With U.S.

aolnews.com | Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Indian politicians are in a stew over cables released by WikiLeaks suggesting that Indian lawmakers were paid millions of dollars to vote in favor of ...

Higher Education's Dirty Little Secret

Arvind Ganesan | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Arvind Ganesan

Western universities are undoubtedly under pressure to find financial support, but this does not mean they should allow abusive and corrupt foreign dictators, officials or their families launder their images in exchange for money.

Bribery Or Intrinsic Motivation: Which Drives YOU?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

The best way is to work with my kids' natural, intrinsic drive to be productive -- even creative -- contributors to our household.

Rome Wasn't Reformed in a Day, You Know

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

No more voter pork say Repubs! And lobby bribe pork? Hey, no problem. ...

Drug Companies Paying Shady Doctors For Endorsements

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pharmaceutical companies are paying doctors with questionable records millions of dollars to endorse their drugs, Propublica reports. According to ...