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Cush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:42 PM
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CBS: "Big Oil" Getting Tons of Homeland Security Money
Edited on Tue May-25-04 06:42 PM by Cush
On right now (east coast), Big Oil Comapnies are getting millions of dollars for Homeland Security (through grants), even though they have the means to hire their own security.
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:44 PM
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1. Man, CBS is on a tear.
Good for them. It has been the network I have generally been disposed toward watching in terms of news and this makes it even more worthwhile.
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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:48 PM
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2. Why is CBS actually doing its job?
Why does CBS have no fear unlike the other doormat networks? I'm impressed.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:53 PM
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3. Gee...
You think since Dimbo made millions off the "public system" as a bureaucrat with the Texas Rangers, he might be stupid enough to trade an immigrant like Sammy Sosa to Chicago for a "Bat Fairy?"

I feel a lot better now knowing the only gambler Pete Rose won from is running the country now.

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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:06 PM
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4. I'm Shocked !
Hey working class repubs! See where your tax dollars are going? When will you understand that the GOP wants to turn you into PEASANTS with corporate CEOs as your OVERLORDS!

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Jack_Dawson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:11 PM
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5. Don't confuse dem w/ big words
like CEO and overlord. C'mon now fight fair.

JD
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Borknagar Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:15 PM
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7. trust me
They will just dismiss these facts by saying "it's more left wing propaganda."
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doni_georgia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:14 PM
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6. Here's the story from their web site
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/25/eveningnews/m...

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(CBS) It's no secret that when it comes to the mounting cost of security for all high-risk terrorist targets, like nuclear power plants and railroads, there simply isn't enough Homeland Security money to go around.

But, as CBS News Correspondent Mika Brzezinski reports, precious taxpayer dollars are quietly going to pay for security at some of the richest corporations in the world. Major oil companies have received $65 million to buy cameras, fencing, and communications equipment.

"That makes no sense to me at all," says Bill Millar, President of the American Public Transportation Association.

Millar asks why these profitable private companies are receiving scarce taxpayer dollars while publicly funded entities like the transit system, with Americans riding 32 million times a day, left under-funded and under-protected.

More . . .
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