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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 04:03 PM
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KBR Served Spoiled/Expired Food to Troops - Sen Byron Dorgan
Edited on Thu Jun-30-05 04:28 PM by RamboLiberal
He was just on Ed Schultz talking about this. Send this out to people you know with troops in Iraq.

From the testimony of Rory Mayberry, Former KBR Food Production Manager.
There were other problems that were not related to KBR's costs.

Food items were being brought into the base that were outdated or expired as much as a year. We were told by the KBR food service managers to use these items anyway. This food was fed to the troops. A lot of these were frozen foods: chicken, beef, fish, and ice cream. For trucks that were hit by convoy fire and bombings, we were told to go into the trucks and remove the food items and use them after removing the bullets and any shrapnel from the bad food that was hit. We were told to turn the removed bullets over to the managers for souvenirs. When I had the military check some of the food shipments, they would turn the food items away. But there wasn’t any marking of the record, so KBR just sent the food to another base for use. The problem with expired food was actually worsened with the switch to PWC because it took longer for the food items to get to the base as they were shipped from the U.S. to a warehouse in Kuwait.

KBR also paid for spoiled food. When Tamimi dropped off food, there was often no place to put it in to the freezers or refrigeration. Food would stay in the refrigeration and freezer trucks until they ran out of fuel. KBR wouldn’t refuel the trucks so the food would spoil. This happened quite a bit.

In addition, KBR would cater events for KBR employees, like management parties and barbecues. This happened about 3 times a week. As a result, there were shortages of certain food items, such as beef, chicken, pork, salads, dressings, and sodas for the troops.

The food service personnel were given sanitation rules from the Military Preventive Medicine information programs and rules to follow by the Armed Forces, but KBR managers informed us that the information was not to be followed, that they knew best, and to keep following their instructions. So our employees weren’t following sanitation rules as set forth.

http://toughenough.org /

http://democrats.senate.gov/dpc/hearings/hearing22/mayb...
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 04:12 PM
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1. Kicking this cause this is kind of story that will make Americans Mad
:kick:

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Been Fishing Donating Member (161 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 04:26 PM
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2. Corporate America!
Cheney making more millions.
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Tim4319 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 04:28 PM
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3. Making millions,
and still trying to cut cost. That's horrible!
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 04:29 PM
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4. Every American should watch the most recent 'hearing'
held by the Democrats (since the Republicans will not do a damn thing).

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Not_Giving_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 04:30 PM
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5. What a shame!
Meanwhile, the other side is talking about the menu at Gitmo.
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frictionlessO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 05:25 PM
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6. F**k it!! just have their Mommies FedEx a meal every other day!!!
I can't believe how we treat our troops.... this is just soooo messed up.
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 05:29 PM
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7. I watched that special "Brothers In Arms" and
one of the Brothers had to go to the hospital for food poisening during the taping of the show.
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brokensymmetry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 05:30 PM
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8. When will the Legions turn?
Let's see now....Emperor Minimus I has sent them into an unwinnable war...won't let them out on time...cuts their medical benefits...and now feeds them rotten food...all as his cronies make ever more money.

Dead serious now; even though American soldiers are highly professional, very loyal, and very motivated - how long will it be before such mistreatment backfires?
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tallahasseedem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 05:42 PM
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9. OMG. This makes me sick.
Jeezus, what in the hell are these peoples problem?
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 06:24 PM
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10. kicked, nominated, and sent out to my entire email list.
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LightningFlash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 06:39 PM
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11. And what else did they do!????
Threw tax-payer dollars overboard IN HUGE FUCKING DUFFEL BAGS!!!!! $100 bills everywhere, all over the place!

http://www.bradblog.com

Rumsfailed, you are a pathetic failure. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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glitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-30-05 09:18 PM
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12. Utterly despicable. When are we going to indict these people??? nt
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dogday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 10:07 AM
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13. kick
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cornermouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:08 PM
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14. Supporting the troops, republican style.
That's what it is.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 03:24 PM
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15. Nobody supports the troops like Bush, the GOP, and Haliburton
They overcharged us by billions of dollars and they still serve spoiled food?
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