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Company awarded another contract in Iraq

Posted by fayeroe on February 7, 2009, at 9:15:46

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090207/ap_on_go_ca_st_pe/iraq_contractors_electrocutions

I cannot fathom how a company who's work is so poor that a soldier was electrocuted in the shower, would even be considered for more work in Iraq. But I don't think we should have a need for showers in Iraq.

 

Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq

Posted by Sigismund on February 7, 2009, at 18:45:16

In reply to Company awarded another contract in Iraq, posted by fayeroe on February 7, 2009, at 9:15:46

There's more than showers here. I have no idea what the big strange building is. I just Googled images of the Green Zone

http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200806/r262254_1092541.jpg

 

Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq

Posted by fayeroe on February 8, 2009, at 9:45:27

In reply to Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq, posted by Sigismund on February 7, 2009, at 18:45:16

> There's more than showers here. I have no idea what the big strange building is. I just Googled images of the Green Zone
>
> http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200806/r262254_1092541.jpg

Did you see the "army" trucks on the right side? The ones with tarps over the beds? Here those generally transport soldiers.

That building is really strange...sorta scary.

I just read an article about trouble in Australia? Southeast?

 

Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq fayeroe

Posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 14:24:56

In reply to Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq, posted by fayeroe on February 8, 2009, at 9:45:27

>I just read an article about trouble in Australia? Southeast?

Yes, right down near Melbourne.
I don't know the latest but I heard 80 people dead, 800 homes destroyed, 800 people in hospital maybe.

The south of Australia gets terrible summers....dry and hot.
I wonder if this is part of climate change?
They had 40C temperatures for a long while, everything dries out, and then the fires start.

 

Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq Sigismund

Posted by fayeroe on February 8, 2009, at 14:49:11

In reply to Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq fayeroe, posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 14:24:56

> >I just read an article about trouble in Australia? Southeast?
>
> Yes, right down near Melbourne.
> I don't know the latest but I heard 80 people dead, 800 homes destroyed, 800 people in hospital maybe.

I think I saw a small headline that said 114? It must be spread out to get 800 homes. 800 in the hospital. This is awful!
>
> The south of Australia gets terrible summers....dry and hot.
> I wonder if this is part of climate change?

I'm sure that we can many opinions on that. I just finished a piece that stated that it is about "climate change" and has nothing to do with "global warming".

> They had 40C temperatures for a long while, everything dries out, and then the fires start.

Sounds like California. I'll send very positive vibes to citizens and firefighters.

Pat

 

Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq fayeroe

Posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 15:17:59

In reply to Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq Sigismund, posted by fayeroe on February 8, 2009, at 14:49:11

>I think I saw a small headline that said 114?

Every time I hear a new figure it is higher.

 

Life Beyond the Green Zone

Posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 18:55:32

In reply to Re: Company awarded another contract in Iraq fayeroe, posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 15:17:59

http://www.truthout.org/020809A

 

Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone

Posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 18:57:36

In reply to Life Beyond the Green Zone, posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 18:55:32

1,200,000.

Makes you think about who counts and who doesn't.

 

Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone

Posted by fayeroe on February 9, 2009, at 10:21:30

In reply to Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone, posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 18:57:36

> 1,200,000.
>
> Makes you think about who counts and who doesn't.

The writer is very good as I could see the streets, the cafe and the young men. I could smell the leather of the new coats. Cried for the loss of the baby.

This is what we've done. I guess I can't mention the circumstances that caused the carnage but I hope someone, someday, is held down and one of these articles is read to that person.

1,200,000. Try to think of it as one of our big cities..yours or mine. All gone. Homes, shops, schools, hospitals and citizens.

 

Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone..look at this...

Posted by fayeroe on February 9, 2009, at 12:05:32

In reply to Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone, posted by Sigismund on February 8, 2009, at 18:57:36

Joe Biden spoke at a security conference in Munich.

http://open.salon.com/content.php?cid=103919

here is a part of his speech...

We believe international alliances and organizations do not diminish America's power -- we believe they help advance our collective security, economic interests and our values.

So well engage. Well listen. Well consult. America needs the world, just as I believe the world needs America. But we say to our friends that the alliances, treaties and international organizations we build must be credible and they must be effective. That requires a common commitment not only to listen and live by the rules, but to enforce the rules when they are, in fact, clearly violated.

Do you think what I think about the last sentence in the above paragraph?

 

Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone..look at this...

Posted by Sigismund on February 9, 2009, at 17:55:19

In reply to Re: Life Beyond the Green Zone..look at this..., posted by fayeroe on February 9, 2009, at 12:05:32

I like Joe Biden.

Figures from the previous US administration convinced me more that they meant what they said than that they said what they meant.

Biden is that unusual politician who does both.


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