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  •  Let's hope... (4.00)
    ...this action bumps her story to the front page of the MSM. I recco'd this to keep it high here. Anyone out there in the progressive media watching this? How about main stream media? How about letters to the editor? (This makes me so damn angry...)
    •  Just emailed my list of hacks (4.00)
      and I will send it every day this week until I see them reporting this story. This stuff makes me grind my teeth.

      If I had a nickel for everytime Bush mentioned "9/11" I could raise enough reward money to go after Binladen-Jon Stewart

      by Blakbelt on Mon Aug 29, 2005 at 12:31:44 AM PDT

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    •  I saw it in this morning's WaPo (none)
      but it was stuck pretty far in the back, evidently deemed no more important than suppository ads.

      I'm sure that even the wingnuts would not be so indiscrete as to say it out loud, but I bet they're thanking their twisted vengeful "Gawd" for Hurricane Katrina, for pulling the spotlight off this story, Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, etc and letting the Maximum Leader get plenty of coverage and photo ops for "helping" the victims.

    •  Here's the best sentence in the story... (4.00)
      "Kohn said Greenhouse had initially received stellar performance ratings... [b]ut her reviews became negative at roughly the time she began objecting to decisions she saw as improperly favoring Kellogg Brown and Root, he said."

      No shit?  Her performance ratings went down when she started blowing the whistle?  What a coincidence!

      If the Dems in Congress don't stand up on this one, they've got no guts whatsoever.

      •  This is common!!! Corruption!!! (none)
        Most of the contracted procurement, and research money spent by the pentagon is wasted on profit for fat cats and jobs program.  Welfare for the BMW set.

        The hacks pay off congress, and they buy the executives in the pentagon.

        Jobs after retirement, see Ms. Druyun.  She pushed all kinds of work to Boeing then got jobs for self and relatives.  Favoritism rewarded.  Sign on bonus, though, was not worth 9 months in jail.  

        Lighter sentence to tell a little to DoD IG so they could whitewash the system.  No real changes coming too much money to stop.  Momentum!

        The contractors teach marketing in terms of getting the government managers to "buy" in to the company's "value proposition", good for the company good for you in a few years when you retire.  Greed motives both players in the military industry con............

        DoD refuses to get in line with Government Performance and Reporting Act.  No sense in trying to meet any measurable outcome.  It is all money for the military industrial complex.  

        The services  cannot tell you what a system costs because there are so many crooks dipping their beaks.  In the 80's we had $800 hammers.  Now we have billion dollar programs like Star Wars which fail every test.  It is no accident that DoD has no balance sheet.  No one could stand the prices we pay for "things".

        This is precisely what President Eisenhower warned about in 1961.  It was already going on then and we were in the sights of a real enemy.  They still pillaged the tresury for military profits.

        Bunny is no Ms Druyun and she gets ruined for doing what she took an oath to do, support and defend the constitution.  Her crooked tormentors took the same oath.

        "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson

        by RetLtCol on Mon Aug 29, 2005 at 01:05:04 PM PDT

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        •  Mountains Of Hubris (none)
          This administration acts as if the law, federal regulations and policy are just minor details to be brushed aside, as if they don't really apply to them.

          The LTC Ret is correct here, and I hope the average American out there understands just how out of bounds Bush and his crowd really are.  They do what they want, as if this is finally their big chance to make a score.  Who knows when they'll control the entire US Government again.

          The law will get them, you say.  Well, normally it would.  But, these guys are fixing the system (courts) so much in their favor that they are starting to resemble southern justice before the civil rights laws.  Rumsfeld could probably shoot Cindy Sheehan on tv and say it was self defense, because, well, she's a Democrat and a subversive, and was probably plotting to kill someone, who knows who?

          From someone who knows federal procurement, and the laws that manage it, all I can say is that the American public is getting taken to the cleaners, and royally.  Not even LBJ could cook the books like these guys do.

          Whereas Nixon was a petty policy fool and budding mafia crew chief, Bush and his gang, schooled in American business and finished in the highest levels of government are robber barons.  Nixon wouldn't even think of doing some of the things Bush has.

          No, the LTC Ret, and myself and others, have to sit back and watch this, like a film maker who knows the film is all special effects.  There is nothing we can do.  The American public doesn't care; you can rob the American people time and time again.  Just don't speak out against the war or marry a gay person and anything goes.

          As Pat 'Machine Gun' Robertson has shown, even murder is on the menu with these guys.  ANd, so confident are they that they do it broad daylight.

          This whistleblower is paying the price for Americans lack of concern.  Americans are taught to despise federal workers, and to treat them like dirt.  They prefer paying contractors, all of them connected to the highest levels of the GOP Government Operations Division, who are truly unaccountible to anyone.  One of the side benefits of running out dedicated federal employees, who must answer to law and federal code.

          So America, hope your happy.  You have the most corrupt, unaccountible, GOP hack run government a bribe can buy.  And, your taxes are lower, too!

          It's nice to have a government based on the high standards of, say, Alabama or Oklahoma.  

          When will the people wake up.

          Hang in there LTC Ret.

      •  Democrats - no guts? (none)
        Not our bunch.  They'd stand up and be counted on important things like ..... war and killing, war profiteering, breaks in the intelligence community, Pat Tilman's death, WMD, PDBs that warn of imminent attack on US, etc. etc.

        Whores, bought and paid for, only sexual whores are more honest about what they do and provide better service, and quicker too!

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