Haliburton in the news again, though barely

For another great story that the large vast liberal media did not jump on go to http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=eed74d9d44... to read about Haliburton getting another large government contract and what the contract is for. Much of the article is speculatory. The contract part though is the fact part and it just again shows sweet heart deals handed to friends of the GOP (Dick Cheney no doubt still gets profit from this company).

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JohnRandolphHardisonCain
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JohnRandolphHardisonCain 10/30/06 - 06:02 am
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KBR, formerly Kellogg,

KBR, formerly Kellogg, Brown, & Root, a subsidary of Halliburton, is again in the news for administrative cost overruns. KBR won't release information to the government because they "don't want to tip their hand to the competition". What competition? They may bid on some contracts, but they also were awarded no-bid contracts.

A recent report found their administrative costs to be as high as 55%. That is a scam anyway you look at it - even if their personnel are sent to Iraq and then kept idle for months because of governmental incompetence and bureaucratic delays.

Nancy Pelosi says that Bush will not be impeached if Democrats take control of Congress. Howard Dean says U.S. policy in Iraq will be "slow to shift" even if Democrats win big in the uncoming elections.

However, look for Rep. Henry Waxman (D - Calif.) to hold congressional hearings on contractor fraud and abuse in Iraq. Halliburton will be investigated if Democrats win control of the House of Representatives. At least that's a start at untying the Gordian knot of massive war profiteering underlying the U.S. war in Iraq.

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g_dog_blog 10/30/06 - 10:50 pm
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With your vast knowledge of

With your vast knowledge of the oil business, why don't you tell us how Haliburton came into existence and how they positioned themselves to get government contracts. Give us a historical background of that evil company oh great quack, quack, quack!

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10/31/06 - 07:04 am
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perhaps you have a better

perhaps you have a better way to fund the war?
One that doesn't involve money?

g_dog_blog
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g_dog_blog 10/31/06 - 10:16 pm
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Well?

Well?

imdstuf
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imdstuf 10/31/06 - 11:31 pm
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"Halliburton, through its

"Halliburton, through its European subsidiaries, sold spare parts to Iraq's oil industry, despite U.N. sanctions, and had contracts to rebuild oil infrastructures destroyed in Bush One's Gulf War (during which Cheney was secretary of defense). He sold $59m of his shares as Chief Executive of Halliburton, after accounting changes allegedly inflated the share price by $445m. The shares later collapsed, and Cheney and Halliburton are now under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
" - http://www.lossless-audio.com/usa/index17.php

The problem is not just that Halliburton gets the contracts, its that no one else seems to get these very often. Now I am sure there are other capable companies in the US, onces that can bid lower. The fact that Dick Cheney has any ties to them what so ever makes it all smell. Everyone that has an open mind thinks so, even some normal republican supporters will admit so.

The history of Halliburton over the last ten years alone shows a dirty trail. Yes, the history does clearly show how they get these contracts Gdog.

g_dog_blog
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g_dog_blog 11/01/06 - 06:26 am
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Good grief, you don't even

Good grief, you don't even know what you are talking about. I asked you about the history of Haliburton, not a quote from some article. You told us that you understood the oil business. You don't know squat. The article you made reference to was speculation. In better word non-factual. When an irresponsible reporter sees something and then speculates the rest he is either too lazy to find out the facts or has, in this case, a political agenda and has to fabricate or lie to make his point.

A person who has a personal agenda much like your will find snakes in things that doesn’t even exist. Your comments about Mr. Cheney, has he been tried in a court of law yet? Has Haliburton been tried in a court of law yet? Are they not according to the U.S. Constitution innocent until proven guilty? Do you understand the concept of the previous sentence?

You accuse President Bush of denying basic rights through listening in on cell phone calls of suspected terrorist. Rights extended to non-U.S. citizens. You say that all he has to do is declare you a terrorist and he can do the same to an American citizen. But, here you stand writing in these blogs denying Mr. Cheney the right to be innocent until proven guilty. Now tell me Mr. Righteous America, who is wrong here?

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11/01/06 - 09:56 pm
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G_dog_blog haven't you

G_dog_blog haven't you heard? Imdstuf should have told you. Dick Cheney underwent plastic surgery and is really Nikita Kruschev and haliburton is really a secret Russian company ran by the KGB and President Putin is really Jeb Bush when he's not on vacation as Florida's governor. It's all a plot to bring down the United States. In case you haven't been told by either imdstuf or mydtwc, Saddam is really a guest in the white house living in the North wing. And Osama holds the lease on the Presidental retreat and the White house and that's why we are in Iraq. It's part of the deal to split the oil 50/50 with Osama and then he'll drop the foreclosure on the White house but wants to keep the Presidental retreat for future terrorist training grounds.

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g_dog_blog 11/02/06 - 10:08 am
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Thanks, Frozen One, but the

Thanks, Frozen One, but the latest news is going to really stir them up.

I read last night that Halliburton has acquired the sole contract from the White House to begin drilling for oil on the moon. In a sweetheart deal, Halliburton has contracted with NASA to make monthly missions carrying personnel and equipment back and forth on the Space Shuttle and the taxpayers will pay the cost of each mission.

The first project is to build offices, mechanical shops and living quarters on the moon. Franklin Cheney-Bush, Vice President of New Developments at Halliburton said in an interview that the training and development process began 18 months ago. They will be able to being the construction project June 2007 and suggest that the actual drilling project will being June 2009.

John Kerry commented that it is a shame that an uneducated inept President has once again exploited uneducated Americans by allowing Halliburton to hire them to work at minimum wage and forcing them to work under extremely hostile conditions. This also proves once and for all that the President’s only interest is taking care of his buddies in the oil business.

Frozen One, my heart is truly saddened.

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imdstuf 11/02/06 - 06:45 pm
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I cannot help it that you

I cannot help it that you few do not see things when they are right in front of your eyes. Most of us Americans are seeing things for how they are. Maybe one day you will catch on.

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g_dog_blog 11/02/06 - 08:54 pm
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You really don't get it do

You really don't get it do you imdstuf? It isn't the rest of us that is out in la la land. You are the one way out there.

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imdstuf 11/03/06 - 09:25 pm
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Check out the polls. Most

Check out the polls. Most people see Bush for what he is now, including many who are normally Republicans. His administration is anything but conservative. He does not support shrinking national government. In fact most things he has done has grown the government and given it, and himself more power. He lied to get us into a war in Iraq. A war which has been proven he started plotting before 9/11. This man runs the country like businesses he ran before going into politics...into the ground.

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g_dog_blog 11/04/06 - 12:07 am
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Well, now you really don't

Well, now you really don't know what you are talking about. What company did he drive into the ground, Oh Great Swami Oilmeister?

What slanted poll are you talking about? The polls are not true polls in the real sense. The polls show they are not happy with President Bush but the important question is never asked. Would they vote for the Republican or a Democrat based on the Presidents policies?

How can you shrink a government during war time? Most all of the growth has been through Homeland Security. Before you blast about how Homeland Security is a joke, take a good look at your backside and see that it is still intact since 9/11.

We all know what the polls, liberal politicians, and liberal media say, but look at the evidence. No attacks on American soil.

But if you do what you normally do and select one thing to comment on with some bogus misrepresentation, please name the businesses he ran into the ground, since you are better informed than most of us that blog here.

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