Monday, July 27, 2015

Lords and Slaves

1 Corinthians 7:23 - You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 

Lord Sewel is facing a police investigation after quitting as deputy speaker of the House of Lords over a video allegedly showing him taking cocaine with sex workers. The Speaker of the Lords, Lady D’Souza, described the crossbench peer’s alleged behaviour as “shocking and unacceptable” and said she was referring the matter to Scotland Yard.
Sewel’s resignation comes after the Sun on Sunday published a video showing him using a £5 note to snort a white powder off a tabletop. He is also heard calling women “whores”. The paper said the footage was filmed in Sewel’s flat in Dolphin Square, just a short walk from the House of Lords.
Lord of the Parliamentary Sewers

“She wouldn’t take anything. she was like a spoilt child,” he said. “I just thought it was incredible. She’s paid by the Australian taxpayer. To even get into her mind that she’s entitled to a particular seat just floors me.”
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Long-Run Consequences of Labor Coercion: Evidence from Russian Serfdom (PDF) Johannes C. Buggle and Steven Nafziger

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has forced small business minister Adem Somyurek to quit Cabinet after bullying claims were levelled against him by his former chief of staff Adem Somyurek resigns as Small Business Minister after bullying investigation

From pimp to pulp. Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck, known for his velour suits, alligator loafers, and best-selling memoir, is a cornerstone of contemporary culture ...

A new era of US-style plea deals for corporate corruption moved has moved nearer after it emerged that prosecutors had begun private negotiations that could allow a small British exporter to escape prosecution for alleged bribery.
The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has said it expects to sign its first deals by the end of the year under a new scheme in which a company would admit wrongdoing for economic crimes including fraud and bribery but avoid drawn-out and potentially damaging corporate criminal cases.
Justice For Sale