21 Jun 2013 One of the country’s most notorious financial scandals came to a protracted legal conclusion Friday as ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling — already in prison for his role in the once-mighty energy giant’s collapse — was resentenced to 14 years as part of a court-ordered reduction and a separate agreement with prosecutors. Skilling has been in prison since 2006, when he was sentenced to more than 24 years by U.S. District Judge Sim Lake. But an appeals court vacated his prison term in 2009, ruling that a sentencing guideline was improperly applied…The Justice Department said that in an effort to resolve a case that’s gone on for more than 10 years, it agreed to an additional reduction of about 20 months as part of a deal to stop Skilling from filing any more appeals.
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A healthy and sane society looks inward and fixes its problems rationally, peacefully, and democratically, rather than violently lash out at invented monsters in distant and exotic lands. Sadly, the Obama administration has taken the latter course.
It is intent on escalating the war in Syria by all means at its disposal: a renewed and massive propaganda campaign aimed at the peace-minded public, godlike air power, deploying elite U.S. special forces on Syria’s border, arming Jihadist terrorists to the teeth. You name it, they’ve thought it through and have many plans ready to go.
The longer the war drags out in Syria, the more anti-American enemies will be created, which plays into Washington’s scientific brainwashing strategy that is directed against the American people. Advocates of endless war abroad…
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One of the nation’s best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour, thanks to a 75-year-old legal loophole that critics say needs to be closed. Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups permitted to pay thousands of disabled workers far less than minimum wage because of a federal law known as Section 14 (c). Labor Department records show that some Goodwill workers in Pennsylvania earned wages as low as 22, 38 and 41 cents per hour in 2011.
- Some disabled workers paid just pennies an hour (openchannel.nbcnews.com)