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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • US Justice sues KBR for improper costs in Iraq

    04/01/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 1, 2010 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that it sued the Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc (KBR.N) for alleged false claims act violations over improper costs for private security in Iraq. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleged that KBR knowingly included impermissible costs for private armed security in billings to the U.S. Army covering the 2003-2006 time period, the department said. KBR has been the U.S. military's largest private contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been criticized for cost overruns in Iraq, and lawmakers in Congress last month questioned the...
  • Franken's First Amendment Passes Senate

    10/08/2009 6:55:53 AM PDT · by steve-b · 65 replies · 2,735+ views
    Minneapolis-St Paul City Pages ^ | 10/7/09 | Emily Kaiser
    Sen. Al Franken finally has a piece of legislation under his belt, signed by the U.S. Senate. His amendment passed through a roll call vote Tuesday night. We're all for getting things done in a Congress that appears to be stalling on anything and everything possible. Franken's amendment stops defense contractors from receiving federal funding if they use mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent victims of assault from going to court. Nine Republicans voted with Democrats on the legislation for a final vote of 68-30. The amendment was part of the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill.... "The story came to my attention...
  • Military Contractor Convicted in Afghanistan Fuel Theft Scheme

    06/19/2009 6:08:49 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 671+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 18, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia
    Raschad L. "Sean" Lewis, a former fuel section employee of Kellogg Brown and Root Inc. (KBR), assigned to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury of conspiracy, false writing, bribery of a public official, and false claims stemming from a bribery and a fuel diversion scheme. According to court documents, KBR had a contract to provide support services to the U.S. Army at Bagram Airfield, including unloading truckloads of jet fuel delivered by drivers hired by Red Star Enterprises Limited. Evidence at trial proved that between May and September 2006, Lewis and other KBR employees...
  • 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.
  • Sources: Contractor For Military Committed Serious Violations

    11/25/2008 2:47:13 PM PST · by steve-b · 8 replies · 364+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/24/08 | Abbie Boudreau & Scott Bronstein
    A contractor providing services to the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan has committed serious violations of its contract, mainly by conducting inadequate inspections of electrical wiring and grounding at American bases, according to Pentagon sources. The Pentagon findings on Houston, Texas-based KBR stem from the widely publicized death of Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a highly decorated 24-year-old Green Beret from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Maseth was electrocuted while taking a shower at his base in Baghdad. His January 2 death was just one of many deaths now believed to be linked to shoddy electrical work done at U.S. bases, managed by U.S....
  • 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.
  • Bad Wiring Puts Troops In Danger

    05/04/2008 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 11 replies · 118+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 5/4/08 | James Risen
    In October 2004, the U.S. Army issued an urgent bulletin to commanders across Iraq, warning them of a deadly new threat to American soldiers. Because of flawed electrical work by contractors, the bulletin stated, soldiers at U.S. bases in Iraq had received severe electrical shocks, and some had even been electrocuted.
  • Another Iraq Contractor Worker Claims Rape

    04/09/2008 6:36:59 PM PDT · by Dallas · 7 replies · 180+ views
    An Illinois woman who says she was raped while working for a contractor in Iraq recounted the experience in a congressional hearing Wednesday. A woman who made similar allegations before Congress last year listened and fought back tears. Dawn Leamon of Lena, Ill. said at a Senate subcommittee hearing she was sodomized and forced to have oral sex by a soldier and a co-worker after she drank a cocktail that made her feel strange. She worked as a paramedic for Service Employees International Inc., a foreign subsidiary of KBR Inc., at Camp Harper near Basra, Iraq. Leamon said the base...
  • Water Makes US Troops in Iraq Sick (KBR blamed)

    03/10/2008 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 783+ views
    AP Google ^ | 03.09.08 | By LARRY MARGASAK
    Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water supplied by the military and a contractor once owned by Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog says. A report obtained by The Associated Press said soldiers experienced skin abscesses, cellulitis, skin infections, diarrhea and other illnesses after using discolored, smelly water for personal hygiene and laundry at five U.S. military sites in Iraq. The Defense Department's inspector general's report, which could be released as early as Monday, found water quality problems between March 2004 and February 2006 at three sites...
  • Top Iraq contractor skirts US taxes offshore[KBR]

    03/09/2008 11:24:47 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 823+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06 Mar 2008 | Farah Stockman
    Shell companies in Cayman Islands allow KBR to avoid Medicare, Social Security deductions CAYMAN ISLANDS - Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation's top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through shell companies based in this tropical tax haven. More than 21,000 people working for KBR in Iraq - including about 10,500 Americans - are listed as employees of two companies that exist in a computer file on the fourth floor of a building on a palm-studded...
  • 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...
  • KBR e-mail disputes rape allegations

    12/14/2007 8:38:20 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies · 180+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 14, 2007, 1:17AM | ROBERT CROWE
    KBR has sent an e-mail to employees disputing allegations by a former worker from the Conroe area who said the military contractor tried to cover up her alleged rape while in Iraq two years ago. In the e-mail with the subject line titled "Recent media coverage," KBR President and Chairman Bill Utt said the company has disputed allegations by Jamie Leigh Jones. "While the allegations raised by Ms. Jones are serious, after a review of the case KBR noted inaccuracies in the accounts of the incident in question, and disputes portions of Ms. Jones' version of the facts," Utt wrote...
  • 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.
  • US firm hiring locals for Iraq [Kenya, Africa]

    11/17/2007 3:36:39 PM PST · by Buddy B · 6 replies · 995+ views
    Nationmedia.com | Daily Nation | NEWS | ^ | 11/18/2007 [Africa] | DOMINIC WABALA
    For the second time in as many months, a multinational engineering and construction firm is recruiting Kenyans for jobs in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. US-based firm KBR, formerly Kellogg Brown and Root, has placed advertisements in a local newspaper seeking people to work in “contingency operations” for US and coalition forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. The company wants recruits with expertise in transport. supply chain management, food service, information management and network/telecommunications, logistics, sports and recreation, maintenance, business/support projects among other fields. Although the company admits there are significant challenges, it promises great pay, excellent benefits including paid vacations...
  • 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...
  • The Geopolitical Foundations of Blackwater

    10/11/2007 7:14:30 PM PDT · by brityank · 1 replies · 120+ views
    Email from Stratfor ^ | 10/10/2007 | George Friedman
    The Geopolitical Foundations of Blackwater By George Friedman For the past three weeks, Blackwater, a private security firm under contract to the U.S. State Department, has been under intense scrutiny over its operations in Iraq. The Blackwater controversy has highlighted the use of civilians for what appears to be combat or near-combat missions in Iraq. Moreover, it has raised two important questions: Who controls these private forces and to whom are they accountable? The issue is neither unique to Blackwater nor to matters of combat. There have long been questions about the role of Halliburton and its former subsidiary,...