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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:36 PM
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Bush Secret Shredding Soars: $2.7 million in Shreading Services This Year.



Behold, the Bush Administration in chart form: Federal spending on paper shredding has increased more than 600 percent since George W. Bush took office. This chart, generated by usaspending.gov, the U.S. government's brand spanking new database of federal expenditures, shows spending on "contracts for paper shredding services" going back to 2000. Click link for the full, heartbreaking breakdown. In 2000, the feds spent $452,807 to make unpleasant truths go away; by 2006, the "Cheney Effect" had bumped that number up to $2.9 million. And by halfway through 2007, the feds almost matched that number, with $2.7 million and counting. Pretty much says it all.

more at link: http://radaronline.com/exclusives/2007/12/bush-secret-s...
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Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:53 PM
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1. The first thing comes to mind
ENRON
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:53 PM
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2. My rec for a response:
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judaspriestess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:57 PM
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3. too bad I don't own that company
who's doing the shredding? blackwater? helliburton?
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:06 PM
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5. Here's the top ten.
Top 10 Contractors
NATIONAL IND SVRLY HNDCPPD $2,500,010
SHRED IT $1,447,383
CAPITAL SHREDDER CORP $1,372,252
CINTAS CORPORATION $782,206
AUSTIN, C W COMPANY INC $666,433
DATA DISPOSAL INC $616,426
MILLER ADVERTISING AGENCY INC $442,500
COAST2COAST SHREDDING LLC $411,625
MID-ATLANTIC SHREDDING SERVICE $352,084
BIO WASTE INDUSTRIES $323,404
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:05 PM
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4. Check this out...
From the link you provided...under the top ten contractors, the second from the top is SHRED It, with a contract for $1,447,383
from the web site..
Shred-it was founded in 1988 and, with more than 140 branches on five continents, is now the world's leading on site document destruction company

visit www.securit.com
Robert H. Warshauer
appointed President and CEO of
Securit Information Security.
Previously, he was a managing director and a member of
the board of directors of Giuliani Capital Advisors.
Mr. Warshauer will
continue to serve as a managing director of Kroll Zolfo Cooper, the financial
advisory and executive management firm.


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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:07 PM
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6. Interesting...
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 05:08 PM
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7. Nice catch.
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sicksicksick_N_tired Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:23 PM
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10. Go figure. Sheesh. Wanna' bet Giuliani will end up the Republican candidate? nt
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Rene Donating Member (758 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:05 PM
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8. I'm sure there are nefarious reasons why the figure is so high BUT
shredding is increasing in every IT-oriented business because of the new HIPAA and other client/customer security laws/era....to avoid identity theft etc.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 08:18 PM
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9. However
Does this increase in the practice correlate with the increase of document destruction by the Bush administration?

In other words, in theory, the technology of document destruction should be more efficient by now and therefore less costly.I agree, more documents are being destroyed but is the price of that service going up or coming down? Is the White House et al, destroying as many documents on a comparative scale or are they destroying more?

I dig Radar. Cheers for this post. :)
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