U.S. probes Chesapeake, rival over possible collusion

Jul 2, 2012 Full story: Reuters 12

The U.S. Justice Department is probing Chesapeake Energy Corp and Encana Corp for possible collusion after a Reuters report showed that top executives of the two rivals plotted in 2010 to avoid bidding against each other in Michigan land deals, a source close to the probe said.

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#1 Jul 2, 2012
Oye!
Ex-GOP Con

San Jose, CA

#2 Jul 2, 2012
Good to see the 1% is still hoarding the wealth instead of trickling down. I'm sure the people who owned that land would have love to have had that extra disposable income.

Let's reward them with more tax cuts!

“Proud To Be An American”

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#3 Jul 2, 2012
So what? Let's get to the bottom of F&F...otherwise someone is getting away with murder.

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#4 Jul 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Good to see the 1% is still hoarding the wealth instead of trickling down. I'm sure the people who owned that land would have love to have had that extra disposable income.
Let's reward them with more tax cuts!
Attention con artist!!! How about somebody who does not have a computer breaking into your home and taking yours? Obviously you have no problem with taking what does not belong to you so what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. I hope you will reconsider your life of crime or GFY.

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#5 Jul 2, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Good to see the 1% is still hoarding the wealth instead of trickling down. I'm sure the people who owned that land would have love to have had that extra disposable income.
Let's reward them with more tax cuts!
Obamacare took care of all tax cuts to everyone. You make sure to pay your Obamacare taxes to keep all the republicans nice and healthy. Start saving your pennies now bubba. Obama is going to need them even though it's a lost cause as Europe has already taught us... LOL

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#6 Jul 3, 2012
Ex-GOP Con wrote:
Good to see the 1% is still hoarding the wealth instead of trickling down. I'm sure the people who owned that land would have love to have had that extra disposable income.
Let's reward them with more tax cuts!
Good to see the liberal fleas are looking for a fresh dog to suck on.
George- H- Scherff- Jr

Ishpeming, MI

#8 Jul 3, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Good to see the liberal fleas are looking for a fresh dog to suck on.
Rep. Joe Walsh Blasts Double Amputee's Military Service, Says ...
15 hours ago ... Though he never joined the military himself, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) disparaged
his Democratic opponent's military service at a town hall on ...

http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/03/... -
Reinhard Gehlen

Ishpeming, MI

#9 Jul 4, 2012
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention con artist!!! How about somebody who does not have a computer breaking into your home and taking yours? Obviously you have no problem with taking what does not belong to you so what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander. I hope you will reconsider your life of crime or GFY.
If you have the loop=hole laws like the 1% ers have you might get away with breaking into my place. I wouldn't bet on it if I were you though. Privitize and Be All You Can Be! Vice President Dick Cheney's Halliburton Corporation has been caught, once again, ripping off U.S. taxpayers. This time, it's not just overcharging for gasoline or other contracted items; it's the very food being fed to American soldiers in Iraq; and it's not just taxpayers, but U.S. troops being exposed to filthy mess halls and rotten food, according to official Pentagon inspection reports.

According to a Dec. 12 NBC "Nightly News" investigative report—confirmed to EIR by other sources—a Pentagon audit found dirty and unsafe conditions in four mess halls that Halliburton's KBR subsidiary operates in Iraq. NBC also reported that KBR's promises to improve its food services "have not been followed through," and that the Pentagon warns that "serious repercussions may result" if the contractor does not clean up its act. The auditors reported finding "blood all over the floor ... dirty pans ... dirty salad bars ... rotting meats... and vegetables" during a series of inspections in August, September, and October—including of the mess hall that President Bush visited during his Thanksgiving visit to Baghdad.(No wonder he was parading around with the decorative turkey. He wouldn't want to touch the real thing.)

For this "service," Halliburton charges $28 for each meal that it serves to over 100,000 troops each day. The day before the NBC report, Defense Department officials had also reported that KBR had proposed a charge of $220 million for cafeteria services, about $67 million more than it was paying its subcontractor.

Representative Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), who has been relentlessly pursuing his own investigation of Halliburton's war profiteering since last April, said that the revelations in the audit add up "to a company that arrogantly is overcharging when they can get away with it and not providing the quality of service that they agreed to do."

The same day that the NBC report came out, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was questioned about the services that Halliburton provides to American troops in Iraq, by a Midwest legislator at a conference of the National Conference of State Legislators—indicating that it was already becoming a national scandal. Minnesota State Sen. Becky Lourey, who has a son serving in Iraq, told Rumsfeld that "I'm very upset about the services to our servicemen that Halliburton is providing. Not only could we save a lot of money if they weren't overcharging as much as they are, but the services that they are providing now for our servicemen are not as efficient as, for instance, they were in Bosnia, when my son was in Bosnia, and the Army was responsible for that.... It is a great concern when our servicemen and women are over there, and an entity, non-bid, such as Halliburton, is not doing the job that our own Army had always done much better."

Rumsfeld acknowledged that the Defense Department has "moved from uniformed military personnel providing food services" for deployed military personnel, to private contractors, but claimed, "they've done a very good job. To the extent they don't do a very good job, they get let go as a contractor and it gets changed." Rumsfeld protested, "What you're reading about in the paper is not an overpayment at all, it is a disagreement ... as to what ought to be charged."

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#11 Jul 4, 2012
George- H- Scherff- Jr wrote:
<quoted text>Rep. Joe Walsh Blasts Double Amputee's Military Service, Says ...
15 hours ago ... Though he never joined the military himself, Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) disparaged
his Democratic opponent's military service at a town hall on ...
http://thinkprogress.org/election/2012/07/03/... -
Another Dem refuses to endorse Obama...

And another!

Another to skip convention...

DEMS STRUGGLE TO EXPLAIN...

POLL: In 15 swing states, Romney leads Obama 51% to 43%...

The DNC is going to have a pity party in North Carolina and call it a convension.
Reinhard Gehlen

Ishpeming, MI

#12 Jul 4, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Another Dem refuses to endorse Obama...
And another!
Another to skip convention...
DEMS STRUGGLE TO EXPLAIN...
POLL: In 15 swing states, Romney leads Obama 51% to 43%...
The DNC is going to have a pity party in North Carolina and call it a convension.
Issa dropped out of high school, and on his 17th birthday he enlisted for three years in the Army.[5][6] He became an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technician, trained to defuse bombs, having been inspired by a movie about such soldiers during World War II. He claimed his unit provided security for President Richard Nixon, sweeping stadiums for bombs prior to games in the 1971 World Series, and that he received the highest approval ratings during his service.[7] However, a 1998 investigation by the San Francisco Examiner found these claims were not true, since Nixon had not attended any of that year's World Series games. The investigation also discovered that Issa was actually transferred to a supply depot after he received an unsatisfactory evaluation. According to Issa, the Examiner reporter had misunderstood an anecdote he had related.[5] A fellow soldier, Jay Bergey, claimed that Issa stole his Dodge Charger in 1971, when they were serving together. The day after he confronted Issa, the car was found abandoned on a nearby expressway. Asked about this in 2011, Issa denied it and suggested it was possible that other soldiers stole the car or that Bergey, who he claims had a drinking problem, had abandoned it himself while intoxicated."[5]

After receiving a hardship discharge in 1972, following his father's heart attack, Issa earned his General Educational Development (GED) certificate and began taking classes at Siena Heights University, a small Catholic college in Adrian, Michigan. He continued his military service by joining in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)."[5] Twice that year he was arrested. In the first incident he was indicted by a grand jury for an alleged theft of a Maserati, but prosecutors dropped the charge shortly thereafter.[8] In the second incident, he was stopped for driving the wrong way on a one-way street, and a police officer noticed a firearm in his glove compartment. Issa was charged with carrying a concealed weapon; he pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of possession of an unregistered firearm, and was sentenced to six months' probation and a small fine.[5][8] Issa has said he believes the record has since been expunged.[5]

Issa graduated and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He served in a non-combat administrative capacity from 1976 to 1980.[9][10] In September 1980, while deployed with the 1/77th Armor at Fort Ord, he received high marks on a routine evaluation. Lt. Col. Wesley Clark stated, "This officer's performance far exceeded that of any other reserve officer who has worked in the battalion

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#13 Jul 4, 2012
HOLDER HAS ALWAYS BEEN THE HENCHMAN FOR THE LIBERAL TOPSIDERS.......HE PREFERS TO PLEAD IGNORANCE TO HAPPENINGS, INSTEAD OF GUILTY AS CHARGED.

Holder was the one that Clinton went to to do an end around on providing Mark Rich's pardon from Clinton,(tax evasion, business with our enemy and most wanted list hiding in Switzerland, but Riches wife was a big lib campaign contributer. Clinton and Holder also let two terrorist go with pardons on the same end around. The proof is in the pudding on who liberals are. Domistic Terrorist.
Black Jesus

Houston, TX

#14 Jul 8, 2012
Forget about it. Chesapeake is history. It is a criminal organization and the Chinese are likely to end up with all the assets.

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