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These people don't miss a trick - Journal of Omnifarious

Sep. 13th, 2005

08:50 pm - These people don't miss a trick

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Edit 09/14 06:46: Re-worked this as the initial writing was awful.

Of course Haliburton was awarded the contracts (on a no-bid basis) to rebuild the naval facilities and such in New Orleans. Such is de rigueur for this administration, and passes practically without comment.

But, I have found (courtesy of noveldevice) a new and interesting twist on the behavior. See, there is this company in TX. They're a mortuary, convicted of exhuming bodies and tossing them off somewhere so there'd be room for more. The people who own their parent company are all chummy with the Bush family. And guess who gets the contract (again on a no-bid basis) to help clean up all the dead people lying around in New Orelans? You guessed it!

This story is rather scare-mongery and from a source I don't trust, but the basic facts are simple enough, and definitely raise my eyebrows.

Be careful to read the article though. The initial talks were between FEMA and this company. But those broke down. It was actually the Louisiana governor who finally signed on the dotted line.

Current Mood: [mood icon] shocked

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From:baerana
Date:September 14th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
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i'm so sick of knowing stuff, i have honestly begun to wish i could live a life of ignorance, this stuff just makes me insane and I feel utterly helpless, fighting these people does NO good. OK, UNCLE already!
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From:noveldevice
Date:September 14th, 2005 05:54 am (UTC)
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Not knowing is worse.
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From:somewoman
Date:September 14th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC)
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Not if you don't know you don't know, especially if you bury your head in pillows wilst saying "La la la lala!"
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From:noveldevice
Date:September 14th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
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And then one day you wake up and realize that your government used your mandate as an excuse to perpetrate an inexcusable war, and conditions at home are pretty sucky too, with police murdering citizens in the street without fear of reprisal, and the upper end of the social classes preying mercilessly on the poor...

Between grief and nothingness, I'll take grief, to quote a popular 80s movie. :)
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From:svairini
Date:September 14th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
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It's ok. You were in a state of shock on first writing. I agree this is disturbing. But entirely predictable.
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From:ohpun
Date:September 14th, 2005 09:21 pm (UTC)

comment on spelling

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Why? Because it is easier than commenting on content. *sigh* It is not that these actions pass without comment, but that people have learned that, to the Shrub administration, comments do not matter. They are going to do what they are going to do, no matter what anyone says. Better to put one's energies where they make make some small difference.

Anyway, the phrase is de rigueur. Generally italicied because it is a foreign word. This correction brought to you by the Trivium (from the Phantom Tollbooth) who focuses on the small details and never ever looks at the big picture.
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From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 14th, 2005 09:39 pm (UTC)

Re: comment on spelling

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I knew it was one of those awful French words, and I have half a mind to leave it mispelled on purpose. But, I caved and spelled it properly. *sigh* I actually did look around for how to spell it properly and came to the conclusion that if how I was spelling it was wrong, I was in good (or at least multitudinous) company.

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