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Ugly Duck
09-04-2005, 08:30 PM
Guess where the federal money goes to? Lets hope they actually do the work this time instead of saying they just cannot account for what happened to our tax dollars. This is Mississippi, not Iraq - they'd better do the repairs this time instead of just steal our money:

From the Houston Chronicle:

"Halliburton hired for storm cleanup

The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina."

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3335685

cdcox
09-04-2005, 08:37 PM
Dem meltdown in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1..

BCD
09-04-2005, 08:40 PM
Dem meltdown in 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1..
ROFL

Logical
09-04-2005, 09:43 PM
ROFL

Check out my earlier post from a different thread.ROFLROFLROFL

jspchief
09-04-2005, 09:45 PM
For all the people bitching about Halliburton getting the job...

Name one other company that is capable of handling it.

WoodDraw
09-04-2005, 09:51 PM
For all the people bitching about Halliburton getting the job...

Name one other company that is capable of handling it.

There is only one company who can "restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris"? ;)

I don't care if they get the job though as long as there is accountability. Having federal money disappear isn't acceptable regardless of what company is in charge.

Logical
09-04-2005, 09:56 PM
For all the people bitching about Halliburton getting the job...

Name one other company that is capable of handling it.Of the 34 prime competitors with Halliburton the biggest and easily capable of handling the job are

Bechtel
Schlumberger
Technip

Ugly Duck
09-04-2005, 10:05 PM
For all the people bitching about Halliburton getting the job... Name one other company that is capable of handling it.
Franks Debris Removal Company - they got trucks an' stuff, lotsa experience removing debris.

Done-right Roofing, Inc. They both repair and install roofing. Plenty of references and they're nice folks, too.

Acme Electric Repair. They getchur electrical up & humming real quick.

BCD
09-04-2005, 10:15 PM
Bechtel
Schlumberger
TechnipHaven't heard of any of them. That might have something to do with a VP not having stock options with them...

Pants
09-04-2005, 10:23 PM
Of the 34 prime competitors with Halliburton the biggest and easily capable of handling the job are

Bechtel
Schlumberger
Technip

lol

Logical
09-04-2005, 10:26 PM
Haven't heard of any of them. That might have something to do with a VP not having stock options with them...

Halliburton Annual Sales 20 billion
Bechtel Annual Sales 16 billion
Schlumberger Annual Sales 12 billion

If it was not for Iraq these three would be about the same size and Bechtel would actually be the largest of the three.

Technip is smaller with only 7 billion in annual sales but that hardly makes it a small business.

Pitt Gorilla
09-05-2005, 01:33 AM
For all the people bitching about Halliburton getting the job...

Name one other company that is capable of handling it.Owned.

trndobrd
09-05-2005, 02:15 AM
Guess where the federal money goes to? Lets hope they actually do the work this time instead of saying they just cannot account for what happened to our tax dollars. This is Mississippi, not Iraq - they'd better do the repairs this time instead of just steal our money:

From the Houston Chronicle:

"Halliburton hired for storm cleanup

The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina."

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/business/3335685


A half truth is still a lie DU. Looks like you only provided part of the story....amazing what you find if you look at the entire article.


Halliburton hired for storm cleanup

The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Halliburton subsidiary KBR will also perform damage assessments at other naval installations in New Orleans as soon as it is safe to do so.

KBR was assigned the work under a "construction capabilities" contract awarded in 2004 after a competitive bidding process. The company is not involved in the Army Corps of Engineers' effort to repair New Orleans' levees.

Just so long as the facts don't interfere with scoring political points, huh?

Uatu
09-05-2005, 02:24 AM
Haven't heard of any of them. That might have something to do with a VP not having stock options with them...

Cheney irrevocbly assigned any future profits from his options over to charity. Link (http://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/Cheney%20Gift%20Trust%20Agreement.pdf)

The documentation specifically states that it is unamendable and irrevokable.

Braincase
09-05-2005, 06:35 AM
Cheney irrevocbly assigned any future profits from his options over to charity. Link (http://www.factcheck.org/UploadedFiles/Cheney%20Gift%20Trust%20Agreement.pdf)

The documentation specifically states that it is unamendable and irrevokable.

Who else benefits and what is their relationshiup to Cheney? Just because Cheney himself isn't netting huge profits doesn't mean that he isn't "answering to his constituents".

I'll be waiting for the legal departments at Bechtel and Schlumberger to either sue, or prop up their own (owned?) politicians.

trndobrd
09-05-2005, 08:59 AM
Who else benefits and what is their relationshiup to Cheney? Just because Cheney himself isn't netting huge profits doesn't mean that he isn't "answering to his constituents".

I'll be waiting for the legal departments at Bechtel and Schlumberger to either sue, or prop up their own (owned?) politicians.

Since, as the article points out, the contract to repair Naval facilities was signed in 2004 from open bidding, I'm not sure what basis Bechtel, Schlumberger, or Technip would have to sue.

Bowser
09-05-2005, 09:24 AM
Since, as the article points out, the contract to repair Naval facilities was signed in 2004 from open bidding, I'm not sure what basis Bechtel, Schlumberger, or Technip would have to sue.

They might well have a gripe if Halliburton gets the whole city, not just the Naval base. But that's just speculation at this point.

Mr. Laz
09-05-2005, 11:07 AM
Of the 34 prime competitors with Halliburton the biggest and easily capable of handling the job are

Bechtel
Schlumberger
Technip

problem ... no chaney connection

Brock
09-05-2005, 11:28 AM
Since, as the article points out, the contract to repair Naval facilities was signed in 2004 from open bidding, I'm not sure what basis Bechtel, Schlumberger, or Technip would have to sue.


That's easy. Because Bush.

Uatu
09-05-2005, 11:30 AM
Who else benefits and what is their relationshiup to Cheney? Just because Cheney himself isn't netting huge profits doesn't mean that he isn't "answering to his constituents".


So basically what you are saying is that Cheney has a logically impossible standard to live up to. If he were profiting, that would be wrong, but even when he isn't profiting, it's still wrong - there's no way that KBR could legitimately win a bid contract so Cheney must just be helping out his rich buddies.

That's quite a cum hoc ergo propter hoc you've constructed there.

So what do you propose? Halliburton should not be allowed to bid on any government contracts ever again? Anyone who once worked for a business that might do work for the government shouldn't be allowed to hold high office?