16 brave soles lost

16 brave soles lost

PostBy: samhill On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:08 am

I was sent a article about a soldier from around Pittsburgh area that was electrocuted while taking a shower in Iraq, if this isn`t bad enough to date there seems to have been 15 more. It`s all due to shoddy electrical work preformed by no bid so no brain needed contractors. Whose watching the store? One was too many the rest should at least be considered illeagle if one of these soldiers would kill a citizen they would be held on charges. The pentagon knew of this & has done nothing. I think once again that just a few regulations are needed(I know some on here are against checks & balances on business) but come on now brave men are being electrocuted & nothing is being done.
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:22 am

samhill wrote:It`s all due to shoddy electrical work preformed by no bid so no brain needed contractors.



Right you are Sam!

The contractor was KBR....A subsidiary of Haliburton.

12 GIS ELECTROCUTED IN IRAQ BY FORMER HALLIBURTON SUBSIDIARY UNDER INVESTIGATION
Vice President Dick Cheney was once CEO of Halliburton and one of Halliburton's former subsidiaries, KBR, is at the center of a probe that at least a dozen soldiers and Marines have been electrocuted in Iraq since the war began due to the improper grounding of electrical wires.
KBR was recently in the headlines for supplying contaminated water to troops in Iraq.
http://www.zimbio.com/KBR++/articles/14 ... ALLIBURTON



Another headline about KBR:

Hallburton, KBR paying $574 million in bribery settlement
By Steve Gelsi

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=kbr+under+indictment&page=1&qsrc=19&zoom=KBR+Recruiter|Jobs+and+KBR|KBR+Houston+TX&ab=5&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.marketwatch.com%2Fnews%2Fstory%2Fhallburton-kbr-paying-574-million%2Fstory.aspx%3Fguid%3D%257BB8138925-046F-41AE-8D58-A8A06FCAC5E6%257D%26dateid%3D39855.6185943981-950694427
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: stovepipemike On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:37 am

It is war.Forget all the endless red tape and paperwork,the endless goverment forms etc,etc,etc. The answer in war is easy to arrive at and it is immediate.[no red tape or committee] Whoever subcontracts to individuals that are unknowing and incompetent.......that dude gets to take the first shower and sign off on the wiring integrity.That way he would have some skin in the game so to speak.Afterall the lives of our servicemen and women are of paramount importance and are at needless deadly risk from these greed driven incompetents.Any and every measure must be taken to safeguard our people.Thats just how I see it. Mike
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: ken On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:44 am

Sue them in US courts. f**kin *censored*.
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:47 am

ken wrote:Sue them in US courts. f**kin *censored*.


I believe there are criminal negligence cases moving forward against them. There certainly should be!! :mad:
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: Dann757 On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 5:22 pm

Those G.I.'s needed GFCI's.
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: coalmeister On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:07 pm

Devil505 wrote:
samhill wrote:It`s all due to shoddy electrical work preformed by no bid so no brain needed contractors.



Right you are Sam!

The contractor was KBR....A subsidiary of Haliburton.

12 GIS ELECTROCUTED IN IRAQ BY FORMER HALLIBURTON SUBSIDIARY UNDER INVESTIGATION
Vice President Dick Cheney was once CEO of Halliburton and one of Halliburton's former subsidiaries, KBR, is at the center of a probe that at least a dozen soldiers and Marines have been electrocuted in Iraq since the war began due to the improper grounding of electrical wires.
KBR was recently in the headlines for supplying contaminated water to troops in Iraq.
http://www.zimbio.com/KBR++/articles/14 ... ALLIBURTON
3981-950694427

"Vice President Dick Cheney was once CEO of Halliburton "
WTF does this have to do with anything???
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: Devil505 On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:57 pm

coalmeister wrote:"Vice President Dick Cheney was once CEO of Halliburton "
WTF does this have to do with anything???


Why are you asking ME?...Ask CorkSphere...He wrote the article & I guess he just didn't see it as the simple coincidence that you obviously do. (BTW...I wonder what private citizen Cheney is doing now??) :gee:
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: coalmeister On: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:08 pm

Devil505 wrote:
coalmeister wrote:"Vice President Dick Cheney was once CEO of Halliburton "
WTF does this have to do with anything???


Why are you asking ME?...Ask CorkSphere...He wrote the article & I guess he just didn't see it as the simple coincidence that you obviously do. (BTW...I wonder what private citizen Cheney is doing now??) :gee:


Actually I wasn't asking you, just venting. He is just another left wing wacko, the type always trolling to get in a shot even when it has nothing to do with anything. Do you think it is relevant?
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Re: 16 brave soles lost

PostBy: Devil505 On: Fri Mar 06, 2009 7:21 am

coalmeister wrote:Do you think it is relevant?


More than relevant. :mad:

Edit: If you want my reasons you'll have to start a thread in Flame Central as I don't think Richard would appreciate another rant against Bush/Cheney. If you want one....Flame Central. ;)
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