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  • Halliburton, Baker cut workforces deeper, bringing layoffs to 27,000

    07/28/2015 5:32:46 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | July 27, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    Halliburton has cut nearly 14,000 jobs and Baker Hughes has laid off 13,000 employees since they began trimming their headcounts last year to cope with the oil-market crash, officials said Monday. Those figures, shown in quarterly securities filings Friday and confirmed by company spokeswomen on Monday, are several thousand more jobs than the last time the oil field service companies gave an estimate of their planned layoffs in April. Halliburton’s latest layoff estimate exceeds its April figure by 5,000 jobs, bringing its cuts up to16 percent of its workforce. And Baker Hughes’ estimate is up by 2,500 jobs, up to...
  • Halliburton Announces 9,000 Layoffs

    04/21/2015 9:46:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Houston Press ^ | 04/21/2015 | By Dianna Wray
    In a move that once again isn't exactly shocking, Halliburton Co. has been engaging in much more serious layoffs than they initially planned on back in February. Back in the early part of the year -- when energy analysts were confidently predicting oil prices would rebound in no time at all -- Halliburton still battened down the hatches, announcing plans for about 6,500 layoffs. Since then the analysts have for the most part gotten increasingly dour with their predictions, oil prices have stayed around $50 a barrel and Halliburton has actually laid off about 10 percent of its workforce in...
  • Metropolitan Hilarion: Western Powers Share Blame for Middle Eastern Christian Genocide

    04/03/2015 5:13:18 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 24 replies
    Acton Institute ^ | April 3, 2015 | John Couretas
    Bishop of the Russian Orthodox Church "Only after the ISIS militants began terrible mass executions of Christians the world community began speaking about this problem out loud. It happened only after the number of Christians in Iraq decreased by times and almost no Christians remained in Lybia and after the Christian community in Egypt had a hard time. The world community has at last begun speaking out against the background of general instability and uncertainty, against the background of the Arab Spring developments, against the background of what is going on now in Syria, where militants in the occupied...
  • Where's the Outrage? Obama Golfs with Halliburton Exec in Palm City on Palm Sunday

    03/30/2015 5:07:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, Obama was down here this weekend. He was up at the Floridian. I'm a former member of the Floridian. Wayne Huizenga owned the course, Wayne Huizenga, the Miami Dolphins owner, waste management impresario, well-known billionaire, built the course and extended membership to his friends. Then he sold the course to the guy that owns the Houston Astros, Jim Crane, and a lot of member's went their own way. So it's got a whole new membership now. Jim Crane, a big Democrat fundraiser, and Obama has been down here, second time. He played with Tiger Woods the first...
  • Obama Golfs With Big Money, Oil Moguls in Florida

    03/29/2015 9:47:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2015 | By JOSH LEDERMAN
    President Barack Obama is teeing off in Florida with a trio of oil and private equity moguls. Obama was joined for his round of golf Sunday by Jim Crane, who owns the Floridian. Crane is a major Democratic donor who also golfed with Obama and Tiger Woods in 2013. Also in Obama's foursome is Milton Carroll. He's on the board of directors of Halliburton, the oil company closely associated with former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney.
  • Moody's Say's cheaper Oil WILL NOT boost global growth...

    02/12/2015 10:25:53 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 25 replies
    Moody's Say's Cheaper Oil WILL NOT Boost Global Growth... What have I been saying all along... Someone should tell the morons at CNBC... Lower oil prices will fail to give a "significant boost" to global growth in the next two years, Moody's has said. The ratings agency said any boost from cheaper oil would be offset by the eurozone's economic woes as well as slowdowns in China, Japan and Russia. As a result, Moody's said it would not be revising its growth forecasts for the G20 countries. "For the G20 economies, we expect GDP growth of just under 3% each...
  • Now It's Halliburton's Turn - Coming Workforce Reductions At Big Red Will Impact Thousands

    01/20/2015 9:46:05 AM PST · by thackney · 6 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 1/20/2015 | Joseph Triepke
    Following Schlumberger's 9,000 lay-offs announced last week and Baker Hughes' 7,000 earlier this morning, Halliburton said today that it will execute workforce reductions similar to its peers during the first quarter. Halliburton COO Jeff Miller said: "We have already taken the initial steps on headcount internationally. As North America (NAM) activity falls, we will make adjustments in the US as well. We expect our headcount reductions to be in-line with our primary competitors. We will minimize discretionary spending. There is likely to be more restructuring in first quarter as we put initiatives in place to temper the impact of the...
  • Rand Paul: The Most Interesting Conspiracy Theorist in Washington

    10/20/2014 4:01:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | October 20, 2014 | David Corn
    Bilderbergers, the Iraq invasion, Alex Jones—the GOP senator has routinely flirted with America's paranoid fringe.This past summer, Rand Paul, the libertarian senator from Kentucky and a potential 2016 presidential wannabe, was the GOP's It Girl. The New York Times Magazine splashed his mug on the cover and asked, "Has the 'Libertarian Moment' Finally Arrived?" It noted that Paul possessed a "supple mind" and was a "preternaturally confident speaker." Washington Post political prognosticator Chris Cillizza pronounced Paul the "most interesting voice in the GOP right now," and Politico gave him the No. 1 spot on its list of the 50 "most...
  • Halliburton, Baker Hughes buy more sand, railcars as demand piles up

    10/22/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT · by Rodamala · 1 replies
    EagleFordTexas.com ^ | October 21, 2014 | Reuters
    As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul.
  • Casting a Paul on American Strength: In defense and foreign policy, Rand Paul is a menace.

    04/21/2014 6:27:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/21/2014 | Quin Hilyer
    Again and again, conservatives have cut Senator Rand Paul at least some slack when his pronouncements have moved in the realm of, but not fully shared, his father’s nuttiness on foreign affairs. It’s almost as if some nuttiness of his own was allowable as long as it didn’t go as far as his father’s did. But just about every fortnight or so, a new Rand Paul speech or a newly resurfaced old video or news report shows not only that the senator is dangerously neo-isolationist and militarily penurious, but that he is also bizarrely spiteful toward those who disagree. Worse,...
  • A lot to A.N.S.W.E.R. for

    05/05/2003 11:12:38 AM PDT · by yonif · 24 replies · 557+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May. 1, 2003 | Edward Grossman
    Israel-bashing figures prominently in 'teach-ins' where San Franciscans seek a flavor of the Vietnam era Let's admit it - San Francisco is gorgeous, and deserves its name as the capital of resistance to what the US is trying to do in the Middle East. After all, while other places from coast to coast had rallies and marches before and during Operation Iraqi Freedom, only there were thousands "hauled off by the pigs" for blocking the financial district, and only there was there a rally and march almost every Saturday for weeks and weeks until Saturday, April 19. But were all...
  • 2009 Rand Paul Speech: Cheney Manipulated US Into Iraq War for Profit

    04/08/2014 9:46:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 7, 2014 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    Sen. Rand Paul claimed in 2009 that former Vice President Dick Cheney exploited the 9/11 attacks in order to lead the United States into war in Iraq to benefit military contractor Halliburton, where Cheney had been CEO before heading to Washington, a video unveiled by blog Mother Jones' writer David Corn shows. In the video unearthed of a speech given at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney opposed the first Bush administration's plans but changed his mind over Halliburton, Corn reports. "He's being interviewed (in 1995), I think, by the American Enterprise Institute, and he says it would be...
  • Rand Paul in ’09: Cheney pushed Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

    04/07/2014 5:08:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 68 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7 at 10:23 am | Aaron Blake
    <p>David Corn over at Mother Jones unearths a 2009 video of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), in which Paul suggests that former vice president Dick Cheney wanted to invade Iraq in order to benefit his former employer, Halliburton.</p> <p>In the video, shot at Western Kentucky University, Paul argues that Cheney thought the invasion was a bad idea in the first Bush administration but changed his tune after working for Halliburton.</p>
  • Let’s nationalize Fox News: Imagining a very different media

    01/19/2014 8:14:17 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Salon ^ | 1/18/14 | Fred Jerome
    Excerpted from "Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA" Imagine a world without the New York Times, Fox News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, and countless other tools used by the 1 percent to rule and fool. In a socialist society run by and for the working people it represents, the mega-monopolies like Walmart, Halliburton, Exxon-Mobil, and the corporations that run the tightly controlled “mainstream media” will be a thing of the past. It’s not news that the major US media are run by and for big business, or that the major media companies are themselves big businesses. Twenty years ago,...
  • This Natural Gas Find Could Completely Change the World As We Know It (Israel-Cyprus)

    11/03/2013 2:23:59 PM PST · by haffast · 15 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | November 3, 2013 | Tyler Crowe
    One thing that makes the energy sector so intriguing is the constant overlap between markets and politics. In many ways, energy security is synonymous with national security, and the supply and demand needs of the oil market can make the most unlikely bedfellows. One country that has been at the center of energy and politics for decades has been Israel. For years the country has been dependent upon foreign energy sources, but a major discovery by Noble Energy (NYSE: NBL ) and its partners has turned this situation on its head. Let's look how this massive natural gas find could...
  • Companies line up to drill after survey shows Dakota oil, gas fields far bigger than believed

    05/04/2013 1:26:11 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 8 replies
    foxnews ^ | May 4 2013 | foxnews
    Energy companies are lining up for their shot to drill in the Dakotas and Montana after a new government report revealed that a massive geological formation stretching across the states contains twice the oil and three times the amount of natural gas than was originally believed. While the new estimate is drawing smaller companies to the game, the larger players like Schlumberger, Halliburton and Continental Resources are pushing forward with ambitious multi-year plans to stake their claim in the industry. Continental recently announced a five-year plan to triple its production by 2017. The company’s growth is based on success in...
  • 56 reasons Obama is a lying, lawbreaking, warmongering, corrupt cronyist, who loves corporate...

    08/04/2012 8:02:58 PM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    wordpress.com ^ | August 4, 2012 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Full title: Here are 56 reasons why Barack Obama is a lying, lawbreaking, warmongering, corrupt cronyist, who loves corporate lobbyists and Wall St., and who has no respect for the Constitution, limited government, rule of law, individual freedom, civil liberties, the taxpayers, or sick people who have prescriptions for medical marijuana 1) Carried out military interventionism In June 2011, U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said that Obama had violated the Constitution when he launched military operations in Libya without Congressional approval. 2) Gave a no-bid contract to Halliburton In May 2010, it was reported that the Obama administration had selected...
  • Is Deepwater Horizon the New Ecuador?

    01/31/2012 9:37:30 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 2 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 01/30/2012 | Daniel Graeber
    Nearly two years after the worst accidental offshore oil spill in the history of the energy industry, some of the biggest companies in the world are busy pointing their legal fingers at one another in court over who has to pay what in claims, damages and fines over the deadly Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A federal judge this week ruled that BP is still obligated to a clause in its contract with Transocean that would protect the rig owner from damages related to the spill. That means BP still has to shell out money to settle claims filed by those...
  • Earthquakes, Water Pollution and Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions? Fracking - Strike Number Three?

    12/19/2011 6:38:20 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 9 replies
    oilprice.com ^ | 19/12/2011 | John C.K. daly
    The last decade has seen a sustained campaign by the hydraulic fracturing (‘fracking”) industry against its critics, as the fracking industry in the U.S. alone was worth an estimated $76 billion in 2010 and is projected to grow to $231 billion in 2036 if only those pesky environmentalists can be sidelined. According to Washington’s energy Information Administration, production of shale gas in the United States in 2010 totalled 4.87 trillion cubic feet (tcf) compared with 0.39 tcf only a decade earlier. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has already transformed North America's natural gas market in less than...
  • BP says Halliburton destroyed critical cement test results

    12/05/2011 6:42:19 PM PST · by trumandogz · 29 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 12.5.11 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy i
    BP on Monday accused Halliburton of destroying potentially damaging internal test results that showed that the cement it used to secure the Macondo well that blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year was unstable.
  • Who know's where I can find the "bush is wrong" water cooler animated video?

    10/17/2011 9:39:44 AM PDT · by Huber · 5 replies
    Huber
    Need a link to that funny animation from a year ago where a shrill liberal is arguing with a reasonable person at a water cooler. I would appreciate your help in locating this humorous video. In it the young liberal woman draws ridiculous distinctions between bush and Obama, and when challenged simply blurts out "Koch Brothere, Halliburton". If you have the link and can post it, that would be greatly appreciated.
  • Ann Coulter: MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN (Automatons Gone Wild)

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • Flashback- Soros makes Halliburton stealth buy { Soros still owns Haliburton Stock ! ]

    06/13/2011 10:13:42 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 5 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | March 02, 2007 | World Net Daily
    Billionaire George Soros has quietly invested $62 million in the purchase of more than 2 million shares of Halliburton, the major government contractor criticized by his own Open Society Institute and the activist group he funds, MoveOn.org. The holdings were disclosed in a quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission by Soros Fund Management LLC. Vice President Cheney is the former CEO of Halliburton. Read more: Soros makes Halliburton stealth buy http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=40449#ixzz1PAzabPLn
  • Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case

    12/02/2010 2:50:47 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 14 replies
    Newsvine ^ | 12/2/210 | Newsvine
    Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.
  • Halliburton down on letter from oil-spill probe- focuses on cementing job of stricken well)

    10/28/2010 1:41:47 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | Oct. 28, 2010, 3:15 p.m. EDT | By Steve Gelsi, MarketWatch
    NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Shares of Halliburton Co. fell sharply on Thursday after the lead lawyer for a presidential commission to investigate the Deepwater Horizon accident focused on the cement-sealing work, meant to prevent gas leakage from the stricken well that caused the death of 11 workers and the worst oil spill in U.S. history. A letter from the commission’s lawyer also points out that tests of the sealing job were either misinterpreted or not made by well owner BP PLC or Transocean Ltd. , the operator of the Deepwater Horizon rig. Halliburton stock dropped 10% at $30.94 in afternoon...
  • Oil Spill Commission Finds Tests Warned of BP's Well Before Blowout

    10/28/2010 12:41:17 PM PDT · by topher · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 28, 2010 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Tests performed before the deadly blowout of BP's oil well in the Gulf of Mexico should have raised doubts about the cement used to seal the well, but the company and its cementing contractor used it anyway, investigators with the president's oil spill commission said Thursday. It's the first finding from the commission looking into the causes of the April 20 explosion that killed 11 workers and led to the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. And it appears to conflict with statements made by Halliburton Co., which has said tests showed the cement mix was stable....
  • Halliburton Shares Crash on Cement Test

    10/28/2010 12:06:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 17 replies · 1+ views
    The Street ^ | 10.28.29
    NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Halliburton(NYSE:HAL) dropped by as much as 10% on Thursday afternoon after a presidential commission revealed that tests conducted before the BP Macondo oil spill showed that cement used by Halliburton were liable to create unstable conditions.
  • Md. judge: Military contractors can be sued

    09/13/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/13/10
    A federal judge says military contractors can be sued by soldiers and others who allege they were harmed by improper waste disposal while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Drilling Oil Execs For Answers

    05/11/2010 4:26:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 455+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 11, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    The BP Spill: Tuesday on Capitol Hill, oil executives were subjected to the Senate's latest show trial. Senators did not say the accident in federal waters was a federal responsibility or that nature spills more oil every day. The morning hearing by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee chaired by Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico and the afternoon session before California Sen. Barbara Boxer's Environmental and Public Works Committee prove White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel's dictum that a good crisis is a terrible thing to waste — especially when your goal is exploiting the Deepwater Horizon disaster...
  • Gas surge shut well a couple of weeks before Gulf oil spill

    05/11/2010 2:22:32 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 12 replies · 632+ views
    NOLA.com (Times-Picayune) ^ | May 10, 2010 | David Hammer and Mark Schleifstein
    Powerful puffs of natural gas, called kicks, are a normal occurrence in many deep-ocean drilling operations. But one intense kick of natural gas caused the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig to be shut down because of the fear of an explosion just weeks before a similar release succeeded in destroying and sinking the platform and sent millions of gallons of oil on a collision course with Louisiana and the rest of the northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly before the accident, engineers argued about whether to remove heavy drilling mud that acted as a last defense against such catastrophic...
  • Two Oil Firms Tie Rig Blast to 'Plug'

    05/11/2010 8:33:39 AM PDT · by Real Cynic No More · 76 replies · 3,871+ views
    The Wall Street Journal | May 11, 2010 | Russell Gold, Stephen Power, VCanessa O'Connell
    BP, Transocean and Halliburton pointed fingers over who bears responsibility for the oil-rig explosion. At hearings Tuesday, Halliburton is expected to describe a failure to place a cement plug within the well before withdrawal of drilling "mud" that kept gas from escaping. Two rig workers corroborated this account.
  • APNewsBreak: Bubble of methane triggered rig blast

    05/09/2010 4:00:51 PM PDT · by tips up · 38 replies · 1,104+ views
    MyWay ^ | 5/8/10 | NOAKI SCHWARTZ and HARRY R. WEBER
    ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) - The deadly blowout of an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico was triggered by a bubble of methane gas that escaped from the well and shot up the drill column, expanding quickly as it burst through several seals and barriers before exploding, according to interviews with rig workers conducted during BP's internal investigation.
  • Obama too slow to act in dealing with oil spill

    05/01/2010 8:19:47 AM PDT · by dawn53 · 40 replies · 1,153+ views
    St. Pete Times ^ | 5/1/2010 | Editorial
    The Obama administration has lacked vision and urgency in responding to the worst environmental disaster it has faced. The oil gushing from the destroyed rig into the Gulf of Mexico has overwhelmed the industry and local governments, and only Washington can muster the resources to meet such an ominous threat to the entire coast. Yet the president did not send his top environmental aides and mobilize the Navy and Air Force until Friday — after the giant slick already had reached the fragile marshes and shorelines of the Mississippi Delta...President Barack Obama met U2's Bono in the Oval Office on...
  • Transocean Rig Disaster: The Well From Hell

    05/01/2010 8:36:33 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 38 replies · 1,745+ views
    saltycajun ^ | 4/28/10 | Calcasieu Kryptonite
    Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more. Here's another update on the disaster that befell Transocean Ltd. (RIG: NYSE) and BP (BP: NYSE) last week in the Gulf of Mexico. (Thanks to OI reader Steve, in Texas, for sending some of the photos in today’s alert.) As you know by now, the drilling vessel Deepwater Horizon exploded, burned and sank last week, with the loss of 11 workers and injuries to many more. What happened? What's happening now? What's going to happen? I've spent the weekend working to piece things together. An Ill-fated Discovery According to news accounts,...
  • Gulf oil spill: The Halliburton connection

    05/01/2010 4:31:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies · 2,664+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 30, 2010 | Margot Roosevelt and Jill Leovy
    Investigators delving into the possible cause of the massive gulf oil spill are focusing on the role of Houston-based Halliburton Co., the giant energy services company, which was responsible for cementing the drill into place below the water. The company acknowledged Friday that it had completed the final cementing of the oil well and pipe just 20 hours before the blowout last week. In a letter to to Halliburton Chief Executive David J. Lesar on Friday, Rep. Henry A. Waxman (D-Beverly Hills) chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), chairman of the Subcommittee...
  • Louisiana Spill: Big Oil's Chernobyl?

    04/30/2010 5:18:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies · 2,100+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 30, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Energy: The administration has banned new offshore drilling until the Gulf oil spill is investigated. Was its heart in it anyway? It seems environmental concerns apply only to certain forms of energy. No one pays much attention to the aquatic "dead zones" that have appeared off our shores at the mouths of our rivers due to agricultural runoff created by mandates for corn-based ethanol. Ethanol is green energy, good energy — never mind that such biofuels drive up food prices, increase hunger around the world and damage the environment in their own way. The explosion that blew apart an oil...
  • Halliburton to coax more oil out of largely depleted Ghawar field

    11/08/2009 6:23:43 PM PST · by thackney · 9 replies · 916+ views
    Gerson Lehrman Group ^ | November 7, 2009 | Michael Lynch
    Summary Halliburton was awarded a five year integrated turnkey contract for Ghawar field. Work will be performed in Uthmaniyah, Haradh, Hawiyah and Shedgum. Halliburton will provide drilling rigs, directional and horizontal drilling tools, logging, cementing, mud engineering, perforation, completion and well construction services. Halliburton will engineer and manage the entire drilling operation.Three to four rigs will drill and complete between 153 and 185 oil and water injection wells. Analysis Ghawar field, the world's largest, is a long asymmetric structure that is 230 kilometers long and approximately 30 miles wide however the width diminishes going south.The The announcement makes no mention...
  • Soros admitted helped in the confiscation of Jewish properties

    10/17/2009 11:40:13 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 49 replies · 3,438+ views
    60 Minutes ^ | October 17, 2009 | unknown
    On Dec. 20, 1998, in the midst of his murderous speculative rampage against the currencies of Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea, and other targeted Asian nations, George Soros appeared on CBS-TV’s “60 Minutes,” to explain and defend his behavior. Confronted by interviewer Steve Kroft about his experiences as a youth in Hungary, under the Nazi occupation, Soros freely admitted that he posed as the “adopted godson” of an official of the Nazi-occupation government, and helped in the confiscation of Jewish properties. “Kroft: And you watched lots of people get shipped off to the death camps. “Soros: Right. I was 14 years...
  • Remember All the Talk About Cheney and Halliburton? Obama One-Ups Him

    08/19/2009 12:19:00 PM PDT · by rightey1 · 4 replies · 746+ views
    I don't know if any of us 'dumb' Republicans and conservatives can remember, but there was a large uproar regarding the United States giving no-contract bids to Halliburton, which just so happened to have been run by Vice President Dick Cheney. Sounds fishy? Well, what was conveniently left out is that Cheney owned no stock in the company and that the company's gains wouldn't affect his income. But what about Obama destroying the "culture of corruption" and making sure that special interests and lobbyists were not a part of the new Washington elite. Well, it appears that that rosy talk...
  • Halliburton to Pay $559 Million To Settle Bribery Investigation

    01/27/2009 8:41:19 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 913+ views
    WSJ ^ | 27 Jan 2009 | Russell Gold
    Halliburton Co. said it has agreed to pay $559 million to the U.S. to settle charges that one of its former units bribed Nigerian officials during the construction of a gas plant. The deal needs to be finalized by the U.S. Justice Department. Halliburton declined to say whether the company admitted to or denied the charges as part of the proposed settlement, saying that it would wait to provide specifics until the deal was finalized with the Justice Department. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on the case. The proposed settlement appears to mark a turning point in the...
  • KBR Possibly To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide [Kellog Brown & Root / AKA Halliburton]

    01/22/2009 8:23:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 3,497+ views
    LiveLeak.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | http://www.liveleak.com/user/Rubicon_Cube
    BREAKING NEWS CNN (January 22/2009) 3:55pm EST: KBR, formally Halliburton, a private contractors, through shoddy work caused electrocution deaths of U.S. soldiers in army bases in Iraq.
  • Big Tobacco & Halliburton On Bailout Short List

    11/16/2008 8:35:07 PM PST · by writer33 · 18 replies · 577+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 11/16/08 | Chris Davis
    Washington—In what can only be stated as incomprehensible, Phillip Morris-an operating company of Altria Group, Inc—and Halliburton have been named on a short list for a bailout. The bailout being proposed is $1 trillion, which could make it the largest bailout in America’s history. The two companies feel that since everyone else is getting a bailout, they should get in line for their slice of the pie as well, noting that this bailout mania “has created an incessant need for companies to stop trying to be successful.”
  • Oil Service Companies Reiterate Long-Term Growth Outlook

    10/21/2008 10:25:03 AM PDT · by thackney · 1 replies · 270+ views
    Dow Jones Newswire via Rig Zone ^ | October 21, 2008 | Brian Baskin
    Major oilfield service companies are reaffirming their ability to increase profits over the long term, a rebuttal to a sharp sell-off in their shares. Halliburton Co. on Monday said it posted a third-quarter net profit of $687 million excluding a charge related to a retirement of some debt and to a small acquisition. With the charge, the world's second-largest general energy service firm in terms of market capitalization had a loss of $21 million. Per-share earnings not including the charge came in at 76 cents, slightly beating expectations. Executives at Halliburton and other oil service companies say they expect business...
  • Report: More faulty wiring at Iraqi bases

    07/18/2008 11:38:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies · 316+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/2008 | Unattributed
    The number of fires and deaths caused by faulty wiring at U.S. bases in Iraq is larger than the military has admitted, The New York Times reports. The newspaper said it obtained internal documents put together for congressional and Defense Department investigations on the work done by contractors. The documents show that many soldiers have suffered non-lethal shocks in their barracks, the report said. The work was done by KBR, one of the largest military contractors and a former subsidiary of Halliburton. Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth died from an electrical shock while taking a shower in January. The death focused...
  • UPDATE: KBR says $550 million deal for BE&K will bolster growth

    05/07/2008 11:26:25 AM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 5 replies · 359+ views
    Birmingham News via AL.COM ^ | May 07, 2008 | Russell Hubbard
    KBR Corp. said today it would buy BE&K, the 48th largest general construction contractor in the country with 9,000 worldwide employees, for $550 million. KBR, the nation's fourth largest general contractor, was spun off last year as its own publicly traded company from Houston-based Halliburton Corp., the largest contractor for military services in Iraq.
  • Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US

    12/25/2007 7:06:18 PM PST · by B-Chan · 89 replies · 1,247+ views
    projectcensored.org ^ | 2007.12.25 | Editorial Staff
    Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US Sources:New America Media, January 31, 2006 Title: “Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps” Author: Peter Dale Scott New America Media, February 21, 2006 Title: “10-Year US Strategic Plan for Detention Camps Revives Proposals from Oliver North” Author: Peter Dale Scott Consortiium [sic], February 21, 2006 Title: “Bush's Mysterious ‘New Programs’” Author: Nat Parry Buzzflash Title: “Detention Camp Jitters” Author: Maureen Farrell Community Evaluator: Dr. Gary EvansStudent Researchers: Sean Hurley and Caitlyn Peele Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root) announced on January 24, 2006 that it...
  • "Halliburton", gang rape, and fear of arbitration: the Jamie Leigh Jones case

    12/12/2007 11:48:45 AM PST · by enough_idiocy · 46 replies · 3,578+ views
    OverLawyered ^ | December 12, 2007 08:51 AM | Ted Frank
    "Halliburton", gang rape, and fear of arbitration: the Jamie Leigh Jones case In February 2006, Jamie Leigh Jones filed an arbitration complaint, complaining that, for her administrative assistant job with KBR in Iraq, she was placed in an all-male dorm for living arrangements, and a co-worker sexually assaulted her. (KBR says the co-worker claimed the sex was consensual, though Jones claims physical injuries, such as burst breast implants and torn pectoral muscles, that are plainly not consistent with consensual sex. The EEOC's Letter of Determination credited the allegation of sexual assault.) Fifteen months later, after extensive discovery in the arbitration,...
  • Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR

    12/10/2007 12:51:08 PM PST · by ovrtaxt · 277 replies · 1,967+ views
    ABC ^ | Dec. 10, 2007 | BRIAN ROSS, MADDY SAUER & JUSTIN ROOD
    A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.
  • What Motivates the “Sue KBR First” Crowd?

    11/01/2007 6:16:35 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 2 replies · 173+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 11/01.07 | Renee Taylor
    KBR - formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root – is an American construction and engineering company, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, and a long-standing private contractor to the US military. Their successful collaboration with our military dates all the way back to World War II and continues up to today, including valuable and productive partnerships in Iraq and Afghanistan. KBR is based in Houston. On October 27, 2007, a very small group of civilian contractors converged upon Houston for another “conference” of former contractors in Iraq. The group of approximately 20 – 25 attendees, many who have various claims against KBR’s...
  • "Peace" Movement Passe?

    10/30/2007 10:41:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 380+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 31, 2007 | Brent Bozell III
    If the "peace" movement holds a protest and no one in the press covers it, does it still exist? If Americans are sick of the war, they're also sick of the "antiwar." Even the media have grown antiwar-weary. Rallies on Oct. 27 drew only perfunctory news mentions. The peaceniks have become a bipartisan political problem, now that the Democrats who control Congress haven't dared to placate the radicals by cutting off money for the troops. Cindy Sheehan is threatening to run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. But suddenly -- surprise, surprise -- the media aren't interested in Sheehan's new crusade....