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The ultimate history lesson

A weekend with John Taylor Gatto

* History … Connected: The deliberate dumbing down of America w/ Charlotte Iserbyt
What we can all learn from John Taylor Gatto  

Tragedy and Hope
John Taylor Gatto

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Art of the Matter: What is money laundering?

Dr Steve Griffin: Are all religions basically the same?

Dig And Delve

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“It should’ve been me sworn as PM on May 10,” report quotes Anwar

Anwar Ibrahim is toxic, a chameleon. Changes ‘colour’ and speaks with forked tongue. Hiding the truth with a joke? Cannot be trusted – PD, let’s ABAI … vote him out and bury him for good!


PKR president-elect Anwar Ibrahim has said that when watching Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad being sworn in on May 10, he felt that it should have been him and not Mahathir.

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Court allows RM3.5m bail to be paid by Sept 28; Najib walks free

* The 25 corruption and money-laundering charges against Najib Razak, former prime minister of Malaysia  
* Najib claims trial to graft, money laundering charges involving RM2.3bil  
* Congrats Najib!! – Your admission to RM2.6 billion “Contingency Fund” has expedited 25 new charges  

5.15pm: Shafee wants cautioned statement of witnesses and other documents to be given to the defence.

He assured that RM1 million be paid tomorrow and then RM500,000 each other day until Sept 28.

Judge Azura then fixed Nov 16 for mention.

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Rosmah may face up to 20 criminal charges soon

Rosmah Mansor, the wife of former premier Najib Abdul Razak, is set to face up to 20 criminal charges soon – most of them related to money laundering, reported the New Straits Times.

According to the report, she will be charged “very soon” as investigators have completed their probe, which was reopened after BN lost in the 14th general election.

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The real ‘Men in Black’

What these things are will astound you


Congrats Zahid!! – ‘Good guy’ Mustapa quits, UMNO disintegration has begun

More expected to abandon the sinking Erm-No ship!

* Najib arrested, to be charged over RM2.6b tomorrow

* 17 more Umno MPs to resign? I don’t know, says Shahidan
* As Umno MPs quit, news surfaces of Hisham-Dr M meet
Now Anifah quits Umno – more to follow?
* Mustapa’s exit from Umno ‘a little late’, says Dr M
* Ex-minister Mustapa Mohamed quits Umno  

UMNO (United Malays National Organisation), the biggest political party in Malaysia, has begun disintegrating with the shock resignation of party stalwart Mustapa Mohamed from the party. After the Barisan Nasional (BN) came crashing down from being the ruling coalition for over 60 years to a sinking ship after its stunning defeat in May 9th polls, its UMNO turn to disintegrate.

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1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal

How a jailed former banker and a lone British journalist broke a story that shook the world

* The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé
* 1MDB: The Scandal That Brought Down A Government
* Billion Dollar Whale: The Man Who Fooled Wall Street, Hollywood, and the World
* Author: ‘Whale’ a tale of fraud and Jho Low’s life of excess

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak, whistleblower Javier Justo, Jho Low and Clare Rewcastle Brown Composite: Flexi Clay/Reuters/Getty/

By Randeep Ramesh
First published Thu 28 Jul 2016, l

On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years building the luxurious white-stone complex of chalets and apartments overlooking the shimmering sea and was almost ready to open for business. All he needed was a licence.

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Former Navy officer tells us what he saw while diving in the Arctic

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