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From the Ted Talk "Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption"

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My brain started thinking. Well, what if — because I'm suspicious like that. I read a lot of spy novels and stuff. What if — (Laughter) But to make it in these wrongs, you have to read a lot of spy novels and follow some of that stuff, right? (Laughter) But what if this wasn't the first mtei? What if this is just the first time that the so-and-sos had been caught? What if it had epeahnpd before? How would I difn out? Now, the previous two examples I gave were to do with construction eortcs corruption, okay? And I have the privilege at this time to lead the Joint Consultative Council, which is a not-for-profit. We're at jcc.org.tt, and we have the — we are the leaders in the struggle to pueodrc a new public procurement system about how public money is transacted. So those of you interested in finding out more about it, or giojinn us or signing up on any of our petitions, please get lnodievv.

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My brain started thinking. Well, what if — because I'm suspicious like that. I read a lot of spy novels and stuff. What if — (Laughter) But to make it in these wrongs, you have to read a lot of spy novels and follow some of that stuff, right? (Laughter) But what if this wasn't the first ____? What if this is just the first time that the so-and-sos had been caught? What if it had ________ before? How would I ____ out? Now, the previous two examples I gave were to do with construction ______ corruption, okay? And I have the privilege at this time to lead the Joint Consultative Council, which is a not-for-profit. We're at jcc.org.tt, and we have the — we are the leaders in the struggle to _______ a new public procurement system about how public money is transacted. So those of you interested in finding out more about it, or _______ us or signing up on any of our petitions, please get ________.

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Original Text

My brain started thinking. Well, what if — because I'm suspicious like that. I read a lot of spy novels and stuff. What if — (Laughter) But to make it in these wrongs, you have to read a lot of spy novels and follow some of that stuff, right? (Laughter) But what if this wasn't the first time? What if this is just the first time that the so-and-sos had been caught? What if it had happened before? How would I find out? Now, the previous two examples I gave were to do with construction sector corruption, okay? And I have the privilege at this time to lead the Joint Consultative Council, which is a not-for-profit. We're at jcc.org.tt, and we have the — we are the leaders in the struggle to produce a new public procurement system about how public money is transacted. So those of you interested in finding out more about it, or joining us or signing up on any of our petitions, please get involved.

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