Berlin-based think-tank Transparency International published its latest Corruption Perceptions Index, which ranks 180 countries and territories based on how corrupt their administrative and political institutions are perceived to be. The report gives gives each country a score from 100 (least corrupt) to 0 (most corrupt).… Read Full Article
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What’s Harder… Ranger School or the Special Forces Qualification Course? And what’s the Difference?
Having a Ranger Tab and the Special Forces Tab, I get asked all the time which school was harder. The answer is complicated. Both schools are physically and mentally challenging, but in different ways.… Read Full Article
by Danny Vena(TMFLifeIsGood)
The recent past
For the first quarter, Microsoft reported revenue of $29 billion, up 19% year over year, and easily topping both analysts’ consensus estimates and the high end of management’s forecast. This led to net income of $8.8 billion and diluted earnings per share of $1.14, which also beat expectations.… Read Full Article
by James S. Robbins (USA TODAY Opinion)
The main takeaway from informal presidential adviser Roger Stone’s arraignment Tuesday is that the Russian collusion narrative has collapsed. If there were anything there, we’d know about it by now.
Stone was hauled in to federal court Friday morning after a theatrical, televised arrest that should be the subject of a Justice Department investigation or congressional inquiry.… Read Full Article
Predictive Modeling Engine
There are several secret cities all around the world, and Russia is speculated to have at least 42 of them. These cities are officially classified as secret by the Russia government and nobody really even knows what their names are or where they’re located!… Read Full Article
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‘What did we – the American people – get in return? Nothing,’ former US ambassador to Russia says
The Trump administration has lifted sanctions against companies linked to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, defying efforts led by congressional Democrats to block the move.
Earlier this month, 11 Republicans in the Senate joined Democrats in a bid to keep restrictions on aluminium producer Rusal, its parent En+ Group and JSC EuroSibEnergo, a private energy company.
But that was not enough to overcome an aggressive lobbying campaign, led by a British lord who chairs one of the firms, and opposition from Donald Trump and most of his fellow Republicans.
On Sunday, the Treasury Department ended the sanctions against Mr Deripaska’s business empire, having announced its intention to do so last month.
In its statement, the US Treasury said the three companies had agreed to its conditions for ending sanctions by reducing Mr Deripaska’s direct and indirect shareholding stake and severing his control.… Read Full Article