[FoRK] Capitalism, Contracts and Cronyism

geege schuman geege4 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 26 12:55:20 PDT 2008


It's my caps, isn't it?

On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 3:27 PM, Damien Morton <dmorton at bitfurnace.com>wrote:

> Cant you see - this is the way its _meant_ to be. You cant fight it. If its
> not them doing it, it will be someone else.
>
> Just calm down, take a deep breath, a valium, and drink a glass of milk.
> Take a load off, watch some TV or something.
>
> Its really better if you just keep quiet about this. In fact, we're going
> to make a note in your file about this incident. Nothing to worry about
> though.
>
>
> On 8/27/2008 5:20 AM, geege schuman wrote:
>
>> Uhm, not exactly.  Haliburton is not "the Government."  If we're supposed
>> to
>> buy (literally and figuratively) into the privatization of military
>> support,
>> then sell us on cost SAVINGS, not BLEEDING (again, literally and
>> figuratively).
>>
>> Funny how you'll shrug away an economic *reality* and get all freaky over
>> an
>> economic *prediction*.  To shrug you'd have to categorize a whole lot of
>> Iraq expenditures as Good Old Pork (GOP).  Is that what you're doing?
>>
>> G
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 26, 2008 at 2:20 PM, J. Andrew Rogers <
>> andrew at ceruleansystems.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> On Aug 26, 2008, at 11:08 AM, geege schuman wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> A BBC investigation estimates that around $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been
>>>> lost, stolen or just not properly accounted for in Iraq.*
>>>>
>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm
>>>>
>>>> I know this isn't NEWS to anyone, but why is it so handled so
>>>> dismissively?
>>>> Liberal media .... right.  They're all over this one.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Well frankly, that is not really news.  Governments "losing" tens or
>>> hundreds of billions of dollars through incompetence, indifference, or
>>> malfeasance has been just another day at the office for decades.  No one
>>> gives a crap when it happens in the US, why should they care if it
>>> happens
>>> in Iraq?
>>>
>>> J. Andrew Rogers
>>>
>>>
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