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28 Jan 2010 09:31


World: Afghanistan’s grand plan to stop the Taliban : Pay them off!

  • $500 million fund to get them to renounce violence source

29 Oct 2009 09:54


World: Now offering bribes to Taliban members (if they quit)? The U.S.

  • This could either be inspired or a bag of fail. The U.S. has a unique way of trying to pare down the Taliban’s power in Afghanistan: They’re talking about offering money to members if they quit. It’s one with pitfalls – it’ll probably only work temporarily to buy time and loyalty. But it replicates a program that was used in Iraq to strong effect. We’re not sure how we feel about essentially bribing people to switch sides. source

22 Aug 2009 11:11


U.S.: The latest teacher/student sex case has a payoff angle. Ugh.

  • 15 age of the student Melissa Ann Andreini allegedly had a relationship with source

24 May 2009 10:00


World: How much does it cost to bribe your way into Buckingham Palace?

  • £1,000 now a driver’s royally screwed source