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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 02:05 PM
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Why $2.8 BILL Contract Matters-KBR in charge of POSTAL SERVICES in Midterm elections
Edited on Thu Mar-04-10 02:05 PM by mod mom
THE MILITARY UTILIZES ABSENTEE BALLOTS FOR VOTING OVERSEAS. DO WE REALLY WANT THE HIGHLY PARTISAN KBR (Halliburton Subsidiary) IN CHARGE OF DELIVERING/RETURNING BALLOTS?



KBR was awarded a new $2.8 billion contract for one-year, with an option for four more years, under the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program (LOGCAP) IV contract, by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, to provide logistic support, theater transportation and postal services to U.S. forces in Iraq.

On July 30, 2008, the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing regarding KBRs deficient maintenance of electrical systems at U.S. facilities in Iraq. The hearing exposed the Defense Departments failure to provide adequate oversight over KBR and ensure that American troops were not endangered by faulty electrical systems.

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http://oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content...


2006 STATS:

with approximately 400,000 currently overseas active duty military and active reserve personnel eligible to vote.

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http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2006/11/07/11660...


Army awards lucrative Iraq contract to KBR
By Kimberly Hefling and Richard Lardner - The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Mar 2, 2010 13:22:45 EST
WASHINGTON Defense giant KBR Inc. was awarded a contract potentially worth $2.8 billion for support work in Iraq as U.S. forces continue to leave the country, military authorities said Tuesday.

KBR was notified of the award Friday, a day after the company told shareholders it lost about $25 million in award fees because of flawed electrical work in Iraq.

The company was charged with maintaining the barracks where Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a 24-year-old Green Beret, was electrocuted in 2008 while showering. The company has denied wrongdoing, and investigators said in August there was insufficient evidence to prove or disprove that anyone was criminally culpable in Maseths death.

The uproar over his death triggered a review of 17 other electrocution deaths in Iraq and widespread inspections and repairs of electrical work in Iraq, much of it performed by KBR.

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http://www.armytimes.com/news/2010/03/ap_kbr_contract_0... /

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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 05:50 PM
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1. Shocking. And did you know that Dick Cheney was an electrician?
And a union man to boot!

From his 2004 debate with John Edwards:

Cheney: "I carried a ticket, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers for six years."

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/05/politics/campaign/06d...

Looks like another "heck of a job" for the Bushies!
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