"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
His arguments are so weak that I've had to replace two keyboards from spitting my drink on them when reading his dribble. You can't blame his arguments for being weak and void of common sense as he is just following his playbook.
I wonder why Bloomberg didn't do an article on G.E., who was charged with the same offense by the Securities and Exchange Commission??? Could it be that they ignored G.E. because they are an Obama favorite child ???
Press Release: SEC Charges General Electric and Two Subsidiaries with FCPA Violations; 2010-133; July 27, 2010Washington, D.C., July 27, 2010 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged General Electric Company with violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) for its involvement in a $3.6 million kickback scheme with Iraqi government agencies to win contracts to supply medical equipment and water purification equipment.
The SEC alleges that two GE subsidiaries — along with two other subsidiaries of public companies that have since been acquired by GE — made illegal kickback payments in the form of cash, computer equipment, medical supplies, and services to the Iraqi Health Ministry or the Iraqi Oil Ministry in order to obtain valuable contracts under the U.N. Oil for Food Program.
Corporations bribing someone? Ehh, care-o-meter is low. American corporations bypassing laws to deal with Iran? Very newsworthy.I wonder why Bloomberg didn't do an article on G.E., who was charged with the same offense by the Securities and Exchange Commission??? Could it be that they ignored G.E. because they are an Obama favorite child ???
Just did a 20 minute check of FoxNews site. Could not find this story. Took less that five minutes to find it on all the other US MSM sites (I was surprised it was not easier to find on those sites - all, but left-wing media seems to want to bury this story)
Here is another story you won't be seeing on FoxNews: BBC News - Nobel prize for economics awarded to two Americans
The reason? These two economists go the award for proving that the economic interventions that Obama has been pushing and GOP has been obstructing work.
I don't want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was wedding between the religious fundamentalists and political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it. ~ Billy Graham in Parade magazine February 1, 1981.
I think a lot of companies that do business in developing countries take part in these type of activities. It's almost a requirement if you don't want to get screwed by all the corruption there. That doesn't necessarily make it right (and it definitely doesn't make it legal), but I would like to know more about these alleged deals before I really get angry at Koch.
(avatar by Thomas Nast)