Congress will likely investigate the firm's reasons for moving
March 12, 2007 — Halliburton Co., currently the largest military contractor in Iraq with billions of dollars in Pentagon contracts, announced Sunday that it was planning to move its CEO and corporate headquarters from Houston to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. (what? why ever could that be? )
The move could eventually save the firm a fortune in U.S. taxes, but it is raising serious questions about its priorities and prompting at least one possible congressional hearing...
Lesar said the goal of the move was to focus on Eastern Hemisphere "oil exploration and production opportunities, and growing our business here will bring more balance to Halliburton's overall portfolio." (oh really, that's it, well at least he's honest, and doesn't even pretend to be a patriot, which you think he might, see, after our government had displayed record-breaking generosity to his company over the last 5 years)
Our tax dollars go to no-bid contracts awarded to companies like Halliburton, which used to be ran by our current vice president, who has a large amount of sway in "reconstruction" contract assignments, which are meant to reconstruct a country destroyed by our own military (paid for also by our own tax dollars), which is led by Cheney's co-worker, the Commander in Chief, in his "war on terror," who has no problem with Halliburton re-incorporating in a country of Islam, so they no longer have to pay millions in taxes to our government, the government which gave them their business and their record-for-wartime profits
The Iraq war is financially and socially the biggest scam in the history of the U.S., if not the world; it has negatively affected millions of people worldwide, and has so far led to the death of
-near 400 contractors (for which I have the least amount of sympathy) -over 3100 U.S. soldiers -somewhere between 150,000 and 700,000 Iraqi civilians
in the past 6 years. I hope the worst blemish on America's recent history is also the last, and that things don't somehow get worse. Can they?
This is from an actual website (I believe its http://www.iiop.org/. Ah yes it is, but they have since given themselves a makeover, I guess to be more jihad-friendly). It just goes to show, anything you want to believe is true somewhere on the internet.
"Martha, I'm going out to watch the softball game at the high school. One of my Mock Trial students is pitching." Larson grabbed his car keys off the table and headed for the door.
"Okay, dear, don't be out too late, okay?" The wife's voice was barely audible from upstairs.
"Right." With that, Larson slammed the door and walked on over to the driveway. Tonight was the big rave-away at the Cyber-Junkie downtown, and he had been hired to DJ. He hopped into his old Dodge, started the engine and was off. He thought about what kind of crowd there would be tonight. Probably some Mods, some hard-core punkers, some heroin-addict-psycho-bitches, definitely a lot of high school students. Boy would they be taught a lesson. But, some broken noses and arms wasn't that big a deal, right?
Larson remembered the day a preppy freshman or sophomore cheerleader came into the place. Two skinheads, obviously drunk and stoned out of their minds, decided it would be funny to clothesline her. She almost choked to death before her preppy boyfriend gathered the guts to go out onto the dance floor and help her up. Larson hoped she hadn't been raped on the way out.
Larson's wife had no concept of the Cyber-Junkie, and Larson planned to keep it that way. Not that he needed the extra bucks coming in from the DJ job, but he enjoyed it. Enjoyed the music, the mindless dancing, the thoughtless violence...