"Fascism and communism both promise "social welfare," "social justice," and "fairness" to justify authoritarian means and extensive arbitrary and discretionary governmental powers." - F. A. Hayek"

"Life is a Bungling process and in no way educational." in James M. Cain

Jean Giraudoux who first said, “Only the mediocre are always at their best.”

If you have ten thousand regulations, you destroy all respect for the law. Sir Winston Churchill

"summum ius summa iniuria" ("More laws, more injustice.") Cicero

As Christopher Hitchens once put it, “The essence of tyranny is not iron law; it is capricious law.”

"Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it." Ronald Reagan

"Law is where you buy it." Raymond Chandler

"Why did God make so many damn fools and Democrats?" Clarence Day

"If I feel like feeding squirrels to the nuts, this is the place for it." - Cluny Brown

"Oh, pshaw! When yu' can't have what you choose, yu' just choose what you have." Owen Wister "The Virginian"

Oscar Wilde said about the death scene in Little Nell, you would have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.

Thomas More's definition of government as "a conspiracy of rich men procuring their own commodities under the name and title of a commonwealth.” ~ Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English Speaking Peoples

“Laws are like cobwebs, which may catch small flies, but let wasps and hornets break through.” ~ Jonathon Swift

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Had to cut some corrupt corners

Do you think Trump will allow this corrupt contracting to continue? 

USAID Paid $5.2M for Afghan Industrial Park Where Contractor Left Out Water and Sewer

By Bridget Johnson July 29, 2016

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spent $5.2 million on an industrial park in Kabul province that ended up lacking water and sewer systems, auditors found.
The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction report found that USAID accepted the Bagrami Industrial Park "as is" despite contractors not meeting the basic requirements.
The project goes back to 2004, when USAID awarded a $10 million contract to U.S. company Technologists, Inc. to develop three industrial parks in three Afghan provinces. The contract ballooned to $21.1 million after 11 modifications -- the third modification gave the company the responsibility to develop the infrastructure at the park sites, including water, sewer, electricity, phone lines, paved roads and flood channels.
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