Holy sh#t Batman!! The charts showing correlation between profit and death for hell-a-burton should be a wake up call for all of us!
Thank you, again, for sharing some sunny news. Really, thanks.
I guess I always come back to this question. If not Haliburton then who?This confuses me a little. Haliburton is the only company that provides the services it does. -Jack
What service Jack, reaping in tons o'money at tax payers expense? Mismanaging funds, abusing lax federal government oversight? It is one thing to be capable of doing a "nation building" exercise. It is another thing to be able to rebuild and do it responsibility. I think there is overwhelming proof of Halliburtons abuse of its appointed position. That is the issue that irks me. They are continually being questioned about overcharging the US government for services:http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200504/s1343407.htmThere is more where that came from.
And why are these services so vital to the American efforts. Why aren't Iraqi companies and people being trained to do the jobs that halliburton is doing? Why isn't their oil money paying for the infrastructure and equipment costs? Isn't that what we were all told would happen?Why isn't the $200 billion+ we've been dinged for at least properly outfitting our troops?And yet, Hallliburton's profits surge, as I'm sure the "blind trust accounts" of this administration's leaders are as well.
We are engaged in a war for western civilization. This war will touch many decades. It will take enormous courage and conviction to prevail. We did not expect your support or help. Further, it would not be welcome.You sir, have been relieved from duty.rick
F@#k western civilization!
Precisely! Exactly why your side lost you terribly hip, incredibly deep thinker.rick
uhh, rick, are you trying to be funny? "war for western civilization"? I thought this was a war for WMD's? Wait, I thought this was a war to crush al-qaida? Wait, I thought this was a war on terrorism? No, wait, I thought this was a war to liberate the Iraqis? To set up a democracy? To set up a flexible government that could be molded into a democracy in the future? A 6 month war to be paid for by oil revenues? Is that what you call a "war for western civilization"? You, sir, are relieved in you duties as an American and given a full fledged membership into Fascism.
You may speak. That is your birthright. But you will not participate. You are not supposed to "get it".Dismissed.rick
Ned, go check out the discussion string at:www.neolibs.compost title:Some words from Bill O'ReillyIts very educational, man!-Jack
F@*k you, dick! I mean, rick. or prick or whatever. I have no "side" so it's hard for it to have lost anything. And as far as "deep thinking", it's obvious from your intitial post about a war to save western civilization that you couldn't think your way out of a wet paper bag. Go read another sean hannity book you loser.
Four more GIs bought the farm yesterday. Is it still worth it?
Mike of the NordIn a war of wit, you are pathetically unarmed.rick
lick, if you're going to rely on someone elses wit, at least credit the source.I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed person. -- Pogo, character in "Pogo," comic strip by Walt Kelly
Jack asks, "If not Haliburton then who?"That's like saying street gangs who kill people in drive-by slayings are an important part of the eco system and prevent people from dying of cancer and heart disease.Gee, if not the totally corrupt, unethical, soulless thieves who rob us blind, then who? Maybe someone who is not thoroughly corrupt? No, that's against policy. Maybe the billions given to Haliburton could instead be used to buy proper armor and maybe replace the veterans benefits that were cut?Here's the best answer: we should never have gone to war in the first place when the only reason for going was to enrich Haliban stockholders and other members of the corporate elite!
Anonymous, you must be confused. "Mike of the Nord" is a character from a Star Trek episode. The Nord were a powerful race of giants, who used electronic devices to stun their enemies with a powerful blast of sound.Hey, wait a minute...
Jack, It's not an "if not... then who?"It's a "why?". Why are we in iraq? Why should we give money to any companies to support a war that is being waged solely for profit?Are the people of the united states really in a better place because of an unjust war?
Pogo? Star Trek?This sector is teeming with intelligent life forms. Yet nobody knows nord from sud. Astounding!Our mission is completed here Mr. Scott. Warp factor one. Scotty? Can you here me? Are you there Scotty?
Multilingualism? It is good to see that you can say cardinal directions in Italian. Can you say Benito Mussolini? How about fascista?
I understand, Guys. I don't excuse any underhanded dealings by anyone. I don't approve of ethics violations or being dishonest in business dealings. Haliburton should be dealt with just like any other company if they have done wrong. My overall question is that Haliburton is the only company of its kind that provides the services that it does. There is no competition, no company that is willing to do what it does. If this is the case, then saying that a company "overcharged" for a service is not correct. They set the price at whatever they want to and the service can be purchased or not. Now if there are things going on like bogus invoicing, etc. then that is wrong. This is where my question is coming from. There is an excellent post over at Ken Grandlund's site: http://4commonsensenow.blogspot.com/2005/08/its-economy-stupid.html-Jack
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