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Army Contract for Feinstein's Husband.
SF Kronicle ^

Posted on 04/22/2003 4:32:21 PM PDT by NFOShekky

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:42:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

URS Corp., a San Francisco planning and engineering firm partially owned by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, landed an Army contract Monday worth up to $600 million.

The award to help with troop mobilization, weapons systems training and anti-terrorism efforts is the latest in a string of plum defense jobs snared by URS. In February, the firm won an army engineering and logistics contract that could bring in $3.1 billion during the next eight years.


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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: blum; contracts; dianefeinstein; egandg; egg; feinstein; richardblum; urs; urscorp
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Real nice. Just because DiFi Hates the Military is No Reason She Shouldn't Profit From It!?!?
1 posted on 04/22/2003 4:32:21 PM PDT by NFOShekky
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To: NFOShekky
Things that make one go, "HMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm......."!
2 posted on 04/22/2003 4:34:20 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NFOShekky
Her husband's business contacts and dealings is the reason she will never seek higher office.
3 posted on 04/22/2003 4:35:08 PM PDT by Uncle Hal
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To: NFOShekky; doug from upland
What will all those anti-war protesters in San Fran think of THIS? And they were wailing about Cheney and his connections?! $600 million isn't exactly chump change!!!!
4 posted on 04/22/2003 4:35:49 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NFOShekky
Did Di Fi give Dick Cheney grief for profitting from the war, though his ties with Halliburton(I know I slaughtered the name) were severed when he became VEEP?
5 posted on 04/22/2003 4:36:20 PM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
We think alike.
6 posted on 04/22/2003 4:37:04 PM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: NFOShekky
BTW, I see you're relatively new posting here - welcome to FR!
7 posted on 04/22/2003 4:37:11 PM PDT by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: NFOShekky
ouch. you beat me by 2 minutes....

mods please be gentle...haha

Army contract for Feinstein's husband ...up to $600 million (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/898283/posts)

8 posted on 04/22/2003 4:38:49 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: KneelBeforeZod
the democraps are so eager to jump on anything Bush et al does that they continue shooting themselves in the foot.

but of course to them, a company that USED to be associated with a repub is much worse than a current democrats company getting benefits from the military.
9 posted on 04/22/2003 4:42:30 PM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: NFOShekky
Should be conflict of interest.
10 posted on 04/22/2003 4:43:35 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: NFOShekky
Michael Savage is on this big time...
11 posted on 04/22/2003 4:43:54 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Dems lie 'cause they have to)
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To: NFOShekky
Gee, the other day the Comical made it front page news that a Halliburton sub-sub-contractor got a contract. Because Cheney USED to work there! Today's DiFi story was, I believe, on page 3! No bias here...move along!
12 posted on 04/22/2003 4:48:38 PM PDT by whinecountry
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To: NFOShekky


Especially funny since Feinscam hates guns.
13 posted on 04/22/2003 5:02:02 PM PDT by adam_az
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To: adam_az
Didn't (doesn't) Feinstein have a CCW?
14 posted on 04/22/2003 5:05:32 PM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: NFOShekky; HighRoadToChina; Orion78; Paul Ross
And she and her husband both love the PRC and have many "business interests" there. Is anyone besides me concerned about the apparent mix here? Will more US secrets sail right into the hands of the PLA?
15 posted on 04/22/2003 5:07:20 PM PDT by GOP_1900AD (Un-PC even to "Conservatives!" - Right makes right)
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To: NFOShekky
Puhleeeeeze ... Can the company produce what they are being contracted to do ...??

If they can - then what's the beef? The fact that it's owned by a dem is not the happiest of news, but then again - is there a repub company which could do better ...??

If so, why didn't they bid for the job ...??

Get real!
16 posted on 04/22/2003 5:14:26 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: NFOShekky
Real nice. Just because DiFi Hates the Military is No Reason She Shouldn't Profit From It!?!?

Why should our tax dollars be siphoned by the democrats into the pockets of the enemies of America?

17 posted on 04/22/2003 5:26:54 PM PDT by friendly
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To: NFOShekky
blum's been doing this for decades.

and then there's boxer's hubby who makes millions off of suing companies for work rehab.
18 posted on 04/22/2003 5:30:14 PM PDT by liberalnot
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace; NEWwoman
What will all those anti-war protesters in San Fran think of THIS? And they were wailing about Cheney and his connections?! $600 million isn't exactly chump change!!!!

So does this amount to a poster child for each time someone mentions Halliburton?

19 posted on 04/22/2003 6:26:23 PM PDT by Huber
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
"What will all those anti-war protesters in San Fran think of THIS?"

They won't care any more than NOW cared about the women harassed and raped by Bill Clinton.

For the Left, it's never about principles; it's always about their own agenda and power.

20 posted on 04/22/2003 6:36:24 PM PDT by SpyGuy
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To: NFOShekky
Blum and several URS representatives could not be reached for comment. A Pentagon spokesman said he was unfamiliar with the contract.

OK ... who ok'd this contract?

BTW .. I don't ever want to hear another Dem whine again about the Republicans

21 posted on 04/22/2003 7:02:21 PM PDT by Mo1 (I'm a monthly Donor .. You can be one too!)
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To: NFOShekky
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Freeze Mr. DI-FI out!
22 posted on 04/22/2003 7:05:06 PM PDT by faithincowboys
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To: Uncle Hal
I'd like to see this article on the DNC web page---Yeah right LOL.
23 posted on 04/22/2003 7:22:23 PM PDT by TaRaRaBoomDeAyGoreLostToday!
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To: CyberAnt
EG&G has been running the United States chemical weapons demiltarization plant in Utah for years. I'd be very suprised if they did not win the contract on the basis of experience only.

We need to learn to look before we leap.

24 posted on 04/22/2003 7:33:22 PM PDT by Lokibob
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To: Lokibob
Richard Blum, the husband of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, sits on the board of Northwest Airlines and is a partner in the firm studying the impact of San Francisco International Airport's planned runway expansion on the environment.

Blum owns 40 percent of URS Corp., which was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration to prepare an environmental impact report on the runway expansion.

Blum also owns 6 percent of Northwest, the world's No. 4 airline, which makes money flying planes in and out of SFO.

After this conflict of interest was exposed by the Natural Resources News Service, Blum's spokesman said his boss wasn't even aware that URS had a contract to write the runway report.
25 posted on 04/22/2003 7:42:23 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lokibob
I do so agree!

One thing this admin has always done is hire the best; regardless of the political implications.
26 posted on 04/22/2003 7:46:19 PM PDT by The Final Harvest ( America - You Are The Greatest!!)
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To: NFOShekky

Richard C. Blum
Chairman & President,
Richard C. Blum & Associates, Inc.

Richard C. Blum has served as a director of the Company since 1989. Mr. Blum is chairman and president of Richard C. Blum & Associates, Inc., which is the general partner of BLUM Capital Partners, L.P., a merchant banking and long-term strategic equity investment management firm which acts as general partner for various investment partnerships and provides investment banking advisory services. Mr. Blum also serves as a director of URS Corporation, Glenborough Realty Trust, Inc., CB Richard Ellis Services, Inc., Playtex Products, Inc. and Shaklee Corporation. Mr. Blum is also co-chairman of Newbridge Capital.

27 posted on 04/22/2003 7:46:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: CyberAnt
 
From EG&G web site press release ( bold is mine) :
 
 
April 3, 2003 -- URS Corporation announced today that it's EG&G division has been awarded a prime contract with the U.S. Navy to provide technical support on two major Navy Joint Surface Warfare programs.

February 6, 2003 -- URS Corporation announced today that its EG&G/Lear Siegler division was awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) located at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey to provide engineering and logistics services for military weapons platforms.

August 23, 2002 -- George Melton, President & CEO of EG&G announced today that URS Corporation completed the acquisition of EG&G Technical Services Holdings, L.L.C. (EG&G Technical Services, Inc. and Lear Siegler Services, Inc.). This transaction significantly strengthens URS' position as a federal contractor and enhances our growth profile, principally in national and homeland defense.
 

 
It doesn't take a great brain to figure that the most experienced company in WMD distruction would be a good cantidate for lucrative Govt. contracts, therefore, a good acquisition cantidate.
 
I wish I had thought of it when Iraq had started boiling up.

28 posted on 04/22/2003 7:48:21 PM PDT by Lokibob
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To: NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Mr. Blum also serves as a director of the Shaklee Corporation, ImmuLogic Pharmaceutical Corporation, the Sumitomo Bank of California, Triad Systems Corporation, CB Commercial Real Estate Group (formerly Coldwell Banker, a holding company for various real estate enterprises), the National Education Corporation (proprietary education and training) and AGP Industrial Corporation. Mr. Blum is the vice chairman of URS Corporation and a special foreign advisor to Shanghai International Trust and Investment Company (China).
29 posted on 04/22/2003 7:49:15 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: CyberAnt
URS Corp profit plummets as states slash budgets
Reuters, 03.13.03, 6:39 PM ET

SAN FRANCISCO, March 13 (Reuters) - URS Corp. (nyse: URS - news - people), a construction industry services company, said on Thursday that first-quarter profit dropped more than 50 percent as business was hurt by budget cuts at state governments and cost-cutting by large corporate customers.
30 posted on 04/22/2003 7:51:45 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Lokibob
Richard Blum, BS 58, MBA 59, founder of the long-term investment company and merchant bank Richard C. Blum and Associates, has aided the turnaround of URS Corporation, Consolidated Oil & Gas, Black & Decker, and Northwest Airlines. His business also helped fund one of his life passions: the welfare of the Himalayan people. A friend of the Dalai Lama and Everest climber, Blum created the Himalaya Foundation in 1980 to fund cultural, educational, medical, environmental, and energy projects that help people on both sides of the Himalaya Mountains.



31 posted on 04/22/2003 7:54:19 PM PDT by kcvl
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"long-term strategic equity investment management firm"
 
That tells me that they spend their time reading the newspaper and thinking about what affect the news will have on business.
 
We investors need to learn to do the same.

32 posted on 04/22/2003 7:54:43 PM PDT by Lokibob
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To: Lokibob
Posted on Tue, Apr. 22, 2003

Army contract goes to firm co-owned by Feinstein's husband

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -A planning and engineering firm co-owned by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband has been awarded a five-year Pentagon contract that could be worth up to $600 million.

San Francisco-based URS Corp. announced Monday that the Army had hired one of its divisions and a partner to help with troop mobilization, weapons system training and anti-terrorism assessment.

Feinstein's husband, Richard Blum, serves on the company's board of directors and controls about 24 percent of its stock.

The new contract is the latest lucrative defense job to be won by URS, which also works with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration among other federal departments. The firm was awarded an Army engineering and logistics contract in February that could be worth $3.1 billion over the next eight years.

``We are very pleased with this important win, which further expands our strong relationship with the Army,'' George R. Melton, president of the company's EG&G division, which will be performing the work.

A spokesman for Feinstein, D-Calif., declined to comment. Blum could not be reached for comment





Feinstein: No more tax cuts
Timothy Roberts

California's senior U.S. senator made it clear Tuesday that she will not support any more tax cuts. Speaking to a room full of technology executives and elected officials in San Jose, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat from San Francisco, called any further tax cuts irresponsible.

"I'm worried about our deficit financing," she told a gathering of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group at the Fairmont Hotel. "That's why I've taken a position against any more tax cuts."

She says the Bush administration may seek a second $350 billion tax cut on top of an earlier $350 billion cut.

Although she voted for the 2001 tax cut of $1.3 trillion over 10 years, that was back when there were budget surpluses, she said.


"It doesn't make sense to cut taxes any further at this point," she said. "I will not support it."

http://sanjose.bizjournals.com/sanjose/stories/2003/04/21/daily33.html
33 posted on 04/22/2003 7:59:18 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Uncle Hal
Her husband's business contacts and dealings is the reason she will never seek higher office.

Minor correction:

Her husband's business contacts and dealings is the reason she will never be elected senator in this country! France, maybe.

34 posted on 04/22/2003 8:02:46 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Subvert the conspiracy of inanimate objects!)
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To: NFOShekky
When I was stationed at the Presidio, the worst form of torture was to stand at parade rest or attention listening to Feinswine, Boxer and Pelosi talk nonstop about their contributions (ha) to the Presidio and the Post to Park project. Not one time did one of them stop and talk to the troops after the ceremony. But they sure had a lot of love when the cameras were on.

--Ear Assault!
35 posted on 04/22/2003 8:13:59 PM PDT by GISax (Military Musician is NOT an oxymoron!)
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To: CyberAnt
Glass house syndrome . . .

The problem, or beef, IMO, is not that this is a dim owned co, but the double standard:

1. Ok for a dim, not ok for a Cheney.

2. Ok for Di Fi, ugly piece of leftist gun grabbing anti-war feces, to reap great financial benefit from military contracts.

Capish?
36 posted on 04/22/2003 11:50:16 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: belmont_mark
Good question. It wouldn't surprise me one bit. Someone
told me that one of our California Representatives was
heavily involved with the China Ocean Shipping Co. going
in at the Port of LA. (You all might have noticed by now that this is one BIG sore spot for me) It can't be stopped by anyone or anything!
37 posted on 04/23/2003 12:39:47 AM PDT by AnimalLover
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To: Lokibob
Very interesting! Thanks for bringing this forward.
Sort of reminds me of "Dynasty" don't you think?
38 posted on 04/23/2003 12:42:56 AM PDT by AnimalLover
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To: NFOShekky
BTTT
39 posted on 04/23/2003 1:31:59 AM PDT by hattend
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To: NFOShekky
this smells bad ... this one needs to be turned around ...
40 posted on 04/23/2003 2:46:45 AM PDT by Bobby777
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To: NEWwoman; All
"Did Di Fi give Dick Cheney grief for profitting from the war, though his ties with Halliburton"

Not only that, she took to the Senate well and called for Sec. of the Army Thomas White to resign because he'd been an exec with Enron! (I'm shocked, SHOCKED!) Even though the department Sec. White's overseeing didn't have anything to do with the part of Enron that was involved with the scandal.
41 posted on 04/23/2003 6:05:33 AM PDT by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: friendly
Why should our tax dollars be siphoned by the democrats into the pockets of the enemies of America?

The bigger question should be:

Why should ANY elected official OR their spouses be allowed to participate in ANY government contracts?


42 posted on 04/23/2003 7:40:33 AM PDT by unixfox (Close the borders, problem solved !)
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To: whinecountry
I think this Halliburton deal is blown out of proportion. I guess the Dem's can always count on people not doing their homework. I worked for a company who did outsourcing for Halliburton. Halliburton is the best in the world at what they do.

Rush was saying the other day, there aren't that many companies who do what Halliburton does. He named another company who did this line of work and it was a French company. LOL They won't be getting the contract.

43 posted on 04/23/2003 8:41:32 AM PDT by SpookBrat
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To: adam_az
Great cartoon. I HATE hypocrites and she is the queen!!! Did you know that Ms. Disarm America had (still has?) a CCW. When questioned about it, she asserted HER right to protect herself! And people still vote for this crud. . .
44 posted on 04/23/2003 8:42:28 AM PDT by NFOShekky (Weapon Away Now. . .Now. . .NOW!)
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bump
45 posted on 04/23/2003 8:56:03 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: txradioguy
Interesting. Thanks for the information. The double standards are amazing, especially when they get away with it.
46 posted on 04/23/2003 9:35:40 AM PDT by NEWwoman
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To: Uncle Hal
Heck, she must be helping the army development programs that outlaw weapons with automatic firing features.....
47 posted on 04/23/2003 9:38:02 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: NFOShekky
Follow the smell of cooking rice back to PRC. Blum is tight with PLA/PRC. Looks like the technology being developed here would certainly be of interest to PRC companies. Who's to control the leaks that are sure to happen? This is a major concern. Who vets the staff of these companies? Look for a continuing round of intrique.
48 posted on 04/23/2003 9:59:43 AM PDT by Khurkris (Ranger On...)
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To: NFOShekky
I am saddened, deeply saddened by this news.


49 posted on 04/23/2003 10:10:48 AM PDT by GalaxieFiveHundred
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To: Grampa Dave; Ernest_at_the_Beach; NormsRevenge
Chi-Di-Fi alert.......another outrage.
50 posted on 04/23/2003 11:51:52 AM PDT by Liz
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