Map Of The Day - Spain's Corruptometer

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Confused by the latest scandal in Southern Europe? Unsure of which corruption claim is being denied in the Iberian Peninsula? Fear no longer, as the Corruptometer provides an at-a-glance map of which political party, encouraged by the actions of their leadership, is engaged in bribery, embezzlement, prevarication, falsehoods, scams, tax fraud, and money laundering. There are currently 314 of said politicians involved in 730 cases on the map and while the count is close, it appears Rajoy's Popular Party wins the overall cup for 'Most Corrupt'.


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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:11 | 3240038 SeverinSlade
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Portugal appears to be the least corrupt part of Spain.  Oh wait...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:26 | 3240083 johnQpublic
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cool map

now do the united states

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:36 | 3240107 dwdollar
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The irony is the most corrupt nations never get a Corruptometer... either because the citizens are physically restrained if they try or the citizens are so brainwashed and deceived they are too blind to document it.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:32 | 3240296 imaginalis
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On the fistometer scale, I'd say it measures closer to the shoulder than the elbow

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:33 | 3240112 Sudden Debt
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well... if we just said THAT THIS WAS the map of the USA, about 99% of all Americans would believe it...

so why waiste time...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:04 | 3240212 FrozenOut
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Haven't you heard, politics in the USA is perfect and has been for over 200 years. At least, that's what they're telling my kinds after they chant their fascist pledge.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:26 | 3240084 Eireann go Brach
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If you look close enough, Obama has a villa on that map! Moochelle stays there on the weekend to get her toes painted!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:38 | 3240090 Pegasus Muse
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If you did a map of corrupt compromised Washington politicians, regulators & policy makers it would look like the TX Gun Owners map.  

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:34 | 3240114 Super Broccoli
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yeah wait ... it's bankrupt as well, somehow

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:41 | 3240137 LongSoupLine
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That map can't be fucking right...I can still see topographic features.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 12:38 | 3240424 thisandthat
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Reversely, Spain appears to be the most corrupt part of Portugal, but just ask around...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:12 | 3240041 fightthepower
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Fuck you Rothschilds!  The EU is done!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:24 | 3240077 Acet
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While I agree with your first sentence, the second does not compute.

This is mostly corruption at the City Hall level - it doesn't get much more local than that - and has been going on for a lot longer than the EU has existed. In fact, the only reason why the Press is still free enough in Spain and Portugal so that this kind of thing does comes out AND why people get really pissed-off about local corruption is the influence of the EU, expecially the rules and examples that came out of the less corrupt countries in Northern Europe.


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:37 | 3240121 tango
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I discount all the phony fury to folks who don't have the slightest knowledge of the nation or its culture and the only info they get is ZH.  As you said it's SOP in the non-Germanic realm.  I can't see the Rothschilds going to all this trouble for a scheme with a catastrophic end game.  If so, they are not half as smart as folks make them out to be. 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 16:21 | 3241009 TPTB_r_TBTF
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For the Rothschilds it's not called "corruption", it's called "influence".


These Southerners, who got caught, are amateurs.


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:30 | 3240101 tango
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Pipe down.  Anyone with the slightest familiarity with Spain knows that this is standard procedure and certainly not a "go postal" moment. The PIGS have a long history of corruption followed closely by Russia, China, Egypt - indeed most 3rd world places  It's how business is done. The average citizen would consider a politician refusing a bribe as stupid - not honest. The real crime is their unsustainable social and economic model - decreasing workers, increasing pod people.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:28 | 3240272 Buckaroo Banzai
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I had an Italian girlfriend a number of years ago. Her dad was a successful small businessman in Rome who constantly complained that the local economy was completely rigged. "It's a casino!!" he would cry. He had a safe in his office packed with bundles of crispy new 100,000 Lira notes. To lubricate the wheels of local commerce, I assumed.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:15 | 3240047 Inthemix96
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We thought we had the most corrupt, thieving, lying, wasterels over here, and it turns out all the fucking scumbags in all the countries are up to no good.

Colour me fucking shocked.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:19 | 3240061 GMadScientist
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Stupid is a pervasive recessive trait; the in-breeding doesn't help.


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:19 | 3240064 Acet
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Nah, just different kinds of corruption.

In the UK it's mostly the "I take care of you now, you take care of me later" kind while in Spain (assuming it's like Portugal) it tends more towards the Large-Bags-of-Money style, especially at the City Hall level.

Mind you, I think the values involved in "influence peddling" in the UK are far, far bigger than in Spain or Portugal and also it happens at a much higher level.

It was maybe the most surprising bit for me when I moved to the UK is that the place is just as rotten as Portugal.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:25 | 3240082 Inthemix96
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This shit hole of a warped country we call England mate is the without doubt the most corrupt in Europe.

Just here though, we are now finding out how sick and mentally corrupted these fuckers are.  When you find out that Cameron is related to his wife?  And both are related to the queen?  Makes you think summit is up.  And to top it off, if the fuckers aint gay or hiding it, there is a better than even chance they like children.

Now that is how corrupt England is.  Anyone top that filth then?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:29 | 3240095 johnQpublic
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well, all of our presidents have been related to one another, with only one exception, and all of them are related to your monarchy

court of aquintaine as i recollect

so, our problem is your problem, and vice versa

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:32 | 3240111 Inthemix96
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Makes you wonder just what these buggers have been up to over these past couple hundred years mate?

And to think, this is the single most compeling argument I have heard for censoring the net.

We now KNOW it.  May we live in interesting times my friend.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 15:09 | 3240108 Ghordius
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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 11:33 | 3240300 spine001
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You are correct. The corruption in the US, UK, Japan, and most other developed Countries happens at a higher level and in a much more sophisticated way. Corruption in places like Spain, Argentina, Italy, Portugal, Greece, etc. is blatant and obvious and easy to explain to the sheeple... It is also much more widespread to the lowest levels of society, casting a much larger shadow over everything.

Until next time,


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 13:43 | 3240572 Pseudolus
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In Italy the peasants can get a small piece of the pie too.

Outside the polling station, you go to the voting canvassers and pick up a prefilled voting ticket from the party of your preference

Inside, you register and receive a fresh blank one

You go to the booth and deposit the pre-filled ticket

As you leave, you hand over the blank one to the canvasser and get some euro

Its a neat way to increase civic participation. It also doesnt really corrupt the election - as all parties are doing it - so your vote goes where it would have anyway.

Trickle down patronage. DC's version is the welfare check.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:16 | 3240051 ziggy59
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Hmmm. Plug in our wonderful country... Should light up like a Christmas Tree, Menorrah, on the 4th of July

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:30 | 3240100 johnQpublic
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...that or a thermonuclear explosion

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:16 | 3240052 GMadScientist
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Why else would you think they're so "popular"?

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:16 | 3240053 HD
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I'd like to see the map of Washington and NYC - assuming you could see the map underneath at all...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:19 | 3240063 hooligan2009
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I agree. It is hard to put the degree of corruption in context without this AND for the rest of Europe, UK and CHina (Asia). We all know that Japan uses electronic envelopes and a lot of bowing down (corruptokowtowing?) 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:18 | 3240057 Rainman
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Now let's set the meter for CA, IL, NY and Planet D.C. .....that'll light up the map. 

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:19 | 3240062 CheapBastard
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"Follow the leader" is the best policy looks like.  Trickle down Fraud....that's the New Paradigm whether it's Europe, China or in the Americas.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:21 | 3240067 Stuntgirl
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That looks just like the proportional representation parties have in each area.... So they're all about equally corrupt....

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:23 | 3240069 TahoeBilly2012
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Bring back jousting in the town squares, bankers versus politicians.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:24 | 3240073 Gamma735
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Bring back public hangings.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:26 | 3240085 Sudden Debt
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Oh well... if they talked about every corruption scandal in europe for 10 seconds right now, it would take about 100.000 years...

so you wonder why nobody actually gives a fuck anymore...

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:29 | 3240097 Stuart
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You should do one for the US too.


Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:32 | 3240109 bigkahuna
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You don't say!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:35 | 3240116 matrix2012
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the blue and red forces (pp v psoe) are tied in head-to-head.


the spaniards are flat screwed.  and the real winner goes to.... rottenschilds!

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:36 | 3240117 Sandmann
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Corruption is known in England as "Public-Private Partnership"

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 13:13 | 3240509 thisandthat
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Public-Private Partnerships is portuguese for corruption

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 10:59 | 3240199 lemarche
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Wed, 02/13/2013 - 12:39 | 3240426 petolo
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Green Shots for all these ass-lickers.

Wed, 02/13/2013 - 14:26 | 3240668 SmittyinLA
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If they had a map like that for CA the whole state would be brown

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