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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-17-10 11:01 PM
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19. Brown and Root was more than a home state company, it was a transnational megacorp.
My dad worked for B&R. He was an petrochemical engineer and an executive with a number of firms like B&R, Fluor, Parsons, etc.

You make it sound like a hometown hardware store. It was a sprawling, criminal organization that bribed governments, paid for illegal CIA operations, helped overthrown democratically elected governments, used child and slave labor in some parts of the world...

And they owned Lyndon B. Johnson. Owned him.
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  -Jimmy Carter unwittingly helped the GOP, and the DLC Ardent15  Feb-17-10 08:36 PM   #0 
  - Every Democratic president after FDR was a Conservative  Taverner   Feb-17-10 08:39 PM   #1 
  - Truman, JFK and LBJ were not corporatists, however.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 08:43 PM   #3 
     - But they all have been conservative  Taverner   Feb-17-10 08:44 PM   #6 
     - I don't know. They were all pro-labor.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 10:41 PM   #18 
     - Brown and Root practically owned LBJ, Jim.  David Zephyr   Feb-17-10 08:50 PM   #7 
        - That's just corruption and home-state favoritism.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 10:39 PM   #17 
           - Brown and Root was more than a home state company, it was a transnational megacorp.  David Zephyr   Feb-17-10 11:01 PM   #19 
              - Sorry to read this about LBJ. It's a part that doesn't make the mainstream history books.  Jim Sagle   Feb-17-10 11:19 PM   #20 
                 - Well said.  David Zephyr   Feb-18-10 05:52 PM   #21 
  - that's one theory  MilesColtrane   Feb-17-10 08:42 PM   #2 
  - I don't know, but that rascal James K. Polk prodded us into the Mexican-American war.  stevedeshazer   Feb-17-10 08:43 PM   #4 
  - I understand what you are saying  DaveinMD   Feb-17-10 08:44 PM   #5 
  - But Al From was a Carter adviser  Sebastian Doyle   Feb-17-10 08:51 PM   #9 
     - Carter was just a southern conservative  DaveinMD   Feb-17-10 08:54 PM   #10 
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  - If that were true, Carter wouldn't had a big lead to blow  depakid   Feb-17-10 08:57 PM   #11 
  - Ted Kennedy NEVER should have run against Carter.  tonysam   Feb-17-10 08:57 PM   #12 
  - Kennedy should have withdrawn after Carter had enough delegates to win the nomination.  MilesColtrane   Feb-17-10 09:39 PM   #16 
  - I remember it , clearly!  demosincebirth   Feb-17-10 09:29 PM   #15 
  - They both f***up the unionized trucking industry  demosincebirth   Feb-17-10 09:22 PM   #13 
  - 2 threads about President CARTER & his vipers Tweety & CADDELL  UTUSN   Feb-17-10 09:29 PM   #14 
  - Inane.  Toucano   Feb-18-10 05:53 PM   #22 
  - Good point, sadly. n/t  upi402   Feb-18-10 05:56 PM   #23 
 

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