3 Random phrases for today

  1. Read ‘Em and WeepMeaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss.
  2. I Smell a RatMeaning: A feeling that something is not quite right, or awry.
  3. It’s Not All It’s Cracked Up To BeMeaning: Failing to meet expectations; not being as good as people say.

Ethical Alliance Daily News 

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United States: Former Peru President Arrested in U.S. as Part of Vast Bribery Scandal
Jul 17, 2019 08:00 pm

A former Peruvian president wanted in connection with one of the biggest corruption scandals in Latin America was arrested in the United States on Tuesday, according to Peruvian and American officials. Alejandro Toledo, who led the country in the early…

United Kingdom: London jury acquits three Sarclad staff despite corporate plea deal
Jul 17, 2019 07:00 pm

Three former employees of Sarclad, a British technology business that supplies the metals industry, were acquitted of bribery charges on Tuesday, although the company had accepted it failed to prevent corrupt payments over an eight-year period. A London jury cleared…

United States: Man pleads guilty in case tied to ex-St. Louis County leader
Jul 17, 2019 07:00 pm

A businessman pleaded guilty to federal charges Tuesday, admitting that he provided bribes as part of a pay-to-play scheme led by the former St. Louis County executive. John Rallo’s plea to three bribery counts makes him the fourth person to…

Austria: Ukrainian Oligarch Extradition to US Blocked by ‘Extensive’ Bid to Reopen Case
Jul 17, 2019 06:30 pm

The Austrian justice minister’s Tuesday announcement that he will extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash to face bribery charges in the United States has been upended by an application to reopen the case in Vienna. Last month, Austria’s Supreme Court upheld…

United States: Georgetown Student Who Sued Over Bribe Scandal Drops Lawsuit
Jul 17, 2019 06:00 pm

A former Georgetown University student dropped a lawsuit seeking to block the school from expelling him after his father bribed a tennis coach to get him admitted as a recruited athlete. Just days before Adam Semprevivo sued in May, Stephen…

Singapore: Accountant jailed 25 years, 10 months for embezzling $41m
Jul 17, 2019 05:30 pm

A certified public accountant with an “insatiable appetite for gambling” who siphoned close to $41 million from his clients for over a decade to feed his addiction was yesterday sentenced to a jail term of 25 years and 10 months….
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Quick Poetry

The Fast And Blue Fly

A Poem by jay

Whose fly is that? I think I know.
Its owner is quite sad though.
It really is a tale of woe,
I watch him frown. I cry hello.

He gives his fly a shake,
And sobs until the tears make.
The only other sound’s the break,
Of distant waves and birds awake.

The fly is fast, blue and deep,
But he has promises to keep,
Until then he shall not sleep.
He lies in bed with ducts that weep.

He rises from his bitter bed,
With thoughts of sadness in his head,
He idolises being dead.
Facing the day with never ending dread.

With thanks to the poet, Robert Frost, for the underlying structure.