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"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Hillary Clinton says 'sorry' for email scandal

In response to an FT article by Demetri Sevastopulo on 9th September 2015, entitled 'Clinton says sorry for email scandal'

"Clinton says sorry for email scandal" - I wonder which ’sorry’ Mrs Clinton is referring to?

‘Sorry’ - Adjective:

1. Feeling sad or distressed through sympathy with someone else's misfortune

2. Feeling regret or penitence for personal actions

3. In a poor or pitiful state; typically unpleasant and regrettable, especially on account of incompetence or misbehaviour

Please note that bookmakers have suspended betting on this conundrum.

Keen observers will also note that the above definitions apply primarily to ‘normal' people. For political oligarchs, and others with an overdeveloped sense of ‘entitlement' there is a fourth version of ‘sorry’:

4. A special code word designed to illicit forgiveness from 'normal people'.  Used in defence after being caught out in a nefarious act, it keeps open the opportunity for further nefarious acts at a future date. See ‘fob off’ for further clarification.

Larry Summers 'understands the argument' that the economy is no longer diseased

Martin Wolf says the Fed should not raise rates - it should stabilise the economy