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Halliburton buying off politicians, 7 of them are on BP OIL SPILL COMMITTEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:06 PM
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Halliburton campaign donations spike



The Texas-based oil giant’s political action committee made 14 contributions during the month of May, according to a federal campaign report filed Wednesday — 13 to Republicans and one to a Democrat. It was the busiest donation month for Halliburton’s PAC since September 2008.

Of the 10 current members of Congress who got money from Halliburton in May, seven are on committees with oversight of the oil spill and its aftermath.

Halliburton’s political contributions in May are the highest they’ve been since September 2009, when the PAC also gave $17,000 in donations. In fact, the last time the company gave more than $17,000 in one month was when it donated $25,000 during the heat of the presidential campaign in September 2008.

www.politico.com...



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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:08 PM
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The most donations since 2008...strangely at the SAME TIME OF THE OIL SPILL.

7 of the politicians receiving money are on oversight committee overseeing the gulf disaster.

NO CORRUPTION HERE...NOPE...NONE AT ALL.



[edit on 4-6-2010 by David9176]



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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Well I can Say I am not suprised at all by this. This Nation fell on December 24, 1913. That's when the Bankers took over.

They should have been delt with then.

We are now a Socialist Nation just lime China.

Now the question is what are we going to do about it?



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 04:56 PM
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No surprise here. After all, we have this:


Concerns about the cementing process—and about whether rigs have enough safeguards to prevent blowouts—raise questions about whether the industry can safely drill in deep water and whether regulators are up to the task of monitoring them.

The scrutiny on cementing will focus attention on Halliburton Co., the oilfield-services firm that was handling the cementing process on the rig, which burned and sank last week. The disaster, which killed 11, has left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf from a mile under the surface.

Federal officials declined to comment on their investigation, and Halliburton didn't respond to questions from The Wall Street Journal.

According to Transocean Ltd., the operator of the drilling rig, Halliburton had finished cementing the 18,000-foot well shortly before the explosion. Houston-based Halliburton is the largest company in the global cementing business, which accounted for $1.7 billion, or about 11%, of the company's revenue in 2009, according to consultant Spears & Associates.


Wall Street Journal: Drilling Process Attracts Scrutiny in Rig Explosion

And in the end, nothing will come of it. Like always.

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Really? I fail to see how crony capitalism and corporate greed has made American into a state capitalism model akin to modern China.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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S&F

Nothing to see here folks. Go back to sleeeeep!

Do we really need politicians in this age of the internet???
I think we can all participate within our local, state & federal gov. by voting online instead of trusting that our elected officials will screw us all for a quick buck and some power over the peasants.

There's a solution!



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 05:13 PM
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Great find! We'll see this on the front page in no time.

Halliburton strikes again...



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 06:05 PM
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Just bumpin this up!
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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:05 PM
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The scrutiny on cementing will focus attention on Halliburton Co., the oilfield-services firm that was handling the cementing process on the rig, which burned and sank last week. The disaster, which killed 11, has left a gusher of oil streaming into the Gulf from a mile under the surface.


Yeah, I knew about that...I probably should have mentioned it in the original post. They are paying them off to keep themselves out of the hot seat.

Whenever there's killing and destruction going on, Halliburton always seems to have a hand in it.

Some people don't realize that Halliburton isn't even based in the USA anymore. Their home office is in DUBAI.

It's a transnational corporation....the same corporations that are destroying our economy and corrupting our government to make it work against the average American.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 08:54 PM
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blah blah blah haliburton this.haliburton that...........blah

when are you people gonna say anything about GE ? when? ever?


GE makes haliburton look like a honest 3 card monte dealer ......

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posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:10 PM
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halliburton is an oil company? I thought they were an infrustructure company. heavy duty construction and what not.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 09:52 PM
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Take a look at their website:

www.halliburton.com...

That should answer it for you.



posted on Jun, 4 2010 @ 10:06 PM
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This is no surprise, Halliburton has always been on the radar as part of the Illuminati, and are also part of the so called Secret Government, to some, anyway.


Was Gulf Oil Spill an Inside Job?

Could the catastrophic Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion be part of a larger scheme to “reform” the energy industry, just as the Obama administration has “reformed” healthcare, banking and automobile manufacturers? Worse, is “cap and trade”—possibly the worst legislation ever penned—the ultimate endgame behind this spill, which they are now capitalizing upon?

The first red flag receiving virtually no attention is that Halliburton (of Dick Cheney fame) had finished a cementing process only 20 hours prior to Deepwater Horizon erupting in flames. Lawsuits have already been filed, with Reuters reporting on April 29, “Halliburton improperly and negligently performed its job in cementing the well, increasing the pressure at the well and contributing to the fire, explosion and resulting oil spill.”

As a result, a high-pressure pocket of deep oil 30,000 feet beneath the ocean floor erupted with the force of a gigantic, non-stop fire hose. A surviving worker on the rig, John Kersey, said it sounded “like a war zone” as alarms were triggered, electricity shorted out, and flames shot 300 feet into the air. The inferno-like blaze could be seen 35 miles away.


Connections



Halliburton Shares Soar as Company Outlines Obligations in BP Oil Spill

Halliburton (HAL) shares jumped 12% in Wednesday trading, as company officials reassured the market that it's indemnified against potential claims and expenses arising from BP's (BP) massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Halliburton served as the cement contractor on the ill-fated Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which exploded on April 20 and again April 22, killing 11 crew members.

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Could the catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico oil rig explosion be part of a larger scheme to reform the energy industry, just as the Obama administration has seemingly reformed healthcare, banking and automobile manufacturers? Worse, is “Cap and Trade Bill, ”possibly the worst legislation ever written....the ultimate endgame scenario behind this spill? This seems to me more sinister every day, how about you, friend?



posted on Jun, 5 2010 @ 12:42 AM
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with Reuters reporting on April 29, “Halliburton improperly and negligently performed its job in cementing the well, increasing the pressure at the well and contributing to the fire, explosion and resulting oil spill.”

Hmmmm, Reuter's kinda forgot to mention that BP improperly and negligently performed its job by NOT running a CBL (cement bond log) to determine if they had a good cement job or not. BP is the one that chose to by pass an important safely factor in determining whether a cement job was good or not. It was also BP that displaced 14.9#/psi drilling fluid with 8.5#/psi sea water not knowing if they had a good cement job or not.

IF BP had been more concerned with the SAFETY of the rig and it's crew than saving a few bucks, this would never have happened. BP violated more than one safety procedure that led up to this blowout. Halliburton may have done a crappy cement job BUT it was BP's responsibility to run a CBL to determine if the cement job was good BEFORE they started displacing the drilling fluid with sea water.

You need to get over your hate Halliburton problem and get somewhat educated about what happened on that rig. Halliburton has been cementing wells for longer than a lot of you have been alive. And, yep, they probably have done some bad cement jobs - but it is ALWAYS the responsibility and duty of the operator (BP in this case) to run a CBL log to verify a cement job is a good one, most especially when a well is at this depth.



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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:44 AM
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George Carlin was right. Politicians are nobody. The true owners of this country are the corporations. the rich fat cats are the ones who can afford to pay off the politicians to save their ass when things like this happen.



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