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1 Replies and 223 Views Audit: $9 Billion Unaccounted for in Iraq  223  1 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Audit: $9 Billion Unaccounted for in Iraq &91/b&93WASHINGTON - The U.S. occupation authority in Iraq was unable to keep track of nearly $9 billion it transferred to government ministries, which lacked financial controls, security, communications and adequate staff, an inspector general has found. The U.S. officials relied on Iraqi audit agencies to account for the funds but those offices were not even functioning when the funds were transferred between October 2003 and June 2004, acco...
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by  Rande HackmannJump to last post
01/31/2005 5:20 PM
10 Replies and 276 Views Did someone not get the memo  276  10 Started by  MattG Generally I lean republican, but what the hell was Cheney thinking....&91url=''&93Dick Cheney needs what not to wear.&91/URL&93
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by  Rande HackmannJump to last post
01/29/2005 6:31 PM
32 Replies and 612 Views Kerry bumper stickers  612  32 Started by  bigdukesix
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ok, i can appreciate that some out there supported this man. but he lost, the election is over, take the bumper stickers off your car. no amount of wishful thinking will ever put kerry in office. that is all.
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by  rered02Jump to last post
01/17/2005 3:17 PM
44 Replies and 741 Views No offence, but why are all white men so aggressive?  741  44 Started by  solaris
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Being of muslim descent in America, I find myself answering sometimes well-meaning, sometimes mean-spirited questioning. This article best represents what people like me sometimes feel like. &91url=',15568,1363797,00.html'&93Very interesting article&91/URL&93
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by  mingaaJump to last post
01/12/2005 9:53 AM
7 Replies and 248 Views Tsunami Death Toll Jumps Over 120,000  248  7 Started by  98DohcRT BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - The mercilessness of Asia's tsunami grew clearer on Thursday as worst-hit Indonesia sharply raised its death toll, taking the number of fatalities around the whole Indian Ocean region above 120,000. Health Ministry sources told Reuters just under 80,000 had died in Indonesia's northern Aceh province that was close to the undersea quake, some 28,000 more than previously announced. Two sources said the toll would be officially announced soon. Aceh, already sufferi...
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by  rered02Jump to last post
01/04/2005 11:12 AM
6 Replies and 224 Views Laser, shmaser, if a terrorist hits one of these...  224  6 Started by  MattG WASHINGTON - A terror attack on a tanker delivering liquefied natural gas at a U.S. port could set off a fire so hot it would burn skin and damage buildings nearly a mile away, government scientists say in a report expected to influence where new multibillion-dollar terminals will be built. The report from a government nuclear weapons lab, a 160-page unclassified version of which was obtained Monday by The Associated Press, characterizes an LNG tanker spill from a terror attack as a low proba...
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/21/2004 11:07 AM
2 Replies and 197 Views Many reject bleak view of Social Security  197  2 Started by  98DohcRT WASHINGTON - Even before settling on a proposal to privatize part of Social Security, President George W. Bush is mounting an aggressive campaign to convince the public of something that many Democrats and economists say is mistaken: that the huge government retirement system is hurtling toward disaster. In the past week, Bush has created or used public relations events to promote his view that Social Security is facing a dire financial threat and needs major repairs. Bush on Saturday said in hi...
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by  DannoJump to last post
12/16/2004 8:26 PM
18 Replies and 248 Views Government Says Terrorists May Use Lasers  248  18 Started by  98DohcRT WASHINGTON (AP) - Terrorists may seek to down aircraft by shining powerful lasers into cockpits to blind pilots during landing approaches, federal officials are warning in a bulletin distributed nationwide. The memo sent by the FBI and the Homeland Security Department says there is evidence that terrorists have explored using lasers as weapons, though there is no specific intelligence indicating al-Qaida or other groups might use lasers in the United States. ``Although lasers are not proven meth...
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/16/2004 1:01 PM
0 Replies and 184 Views Halliburton's Iraq work exceeds $10B  184  0 Started by  98DohcRT WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Halliburton , the Texas company once run by Vice President Dick Cheney, has been given more than $10 billion worth of business in Iraq so far despite critical audits and investigations into its work. According to figures released by the U.S. Army Thursday, Halliburton (up $1.10 to $39.45) unit Kellogg Brown and Root, the U.S. military's biggest contractor in Iraq, has work orders totaling $8.3 billion under a logistics contract to support U.S. troops. Separately, KBR was g...
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12/10/2004 9:09 AM
37 Replies and 431 Views picture for thought  431  37 Started by  fiat124girl
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by  csmithbluesJump to last post
12/05/2004 4:55 PM
2 Replies and 196 Views House debates $800B debt-limit increase  196  2 Started by  98DohcRT WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats and Republicans clashed over deficits and tax cuts Thursday as Congress moved toward sending President Bush an $800 billion boost in the government's debt limit.The bill would increase the debt ceiling from its current $7.38 trillion, marking the third massive increase since Bush took office in 2001. The government reached the cap last month, paying its bills since with cash from a civil service retirement account, which it plans to repay.The Senate approved the legi...
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by  DaveWJump to last post
11/18/2004 3:49 PM
5 Replies and 210 Views Stadium supporters sue, seek to nullify recent vote  210  5 Started by  98DohcRT &91IMG&93 of the downtown stadium under construction for the Cardinals filed a lawsuit Wednesday to make sure a public vote doesn't disrupt St. Louis County's share of financing for the project. Just 15 days after St. Louis County voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition A, stadium backers were in county circuit court asking a judge to declare it null and void. The proposition says, in effect, that t...
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by  98DohcRTJump to last post
11/18/2004 11:44 AM
43 Replies and 704 Views The Tax Cut an overview  704  43 Started by  MattG
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This will put into some perspective why the tax cuts often go to the richest 2-20 of Americans.Let's put tax cuts in terms everyone can understand. Suppose that every day, ten men go out for dinner. The bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:The first four men -- the poorest -- would pay nothing; the fifth would pay $1, the sixth would pay $3, the seventh $7, the eighth $12, the ninth $18, and the tenth man -- the riches...
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
11/17/2004 10:27 AM
110 Replies and 1202 Views I went and got a free sticker this morning  1202  110 Started by  PylonSi
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and all I had to do was fill out a little form and hand it in to some nice old lady. The polls were busy in Columbia this morning. I came home to turn on CNN and found myself a slightly enraged by what I keep hearing over and over from them and other media. "e;This is going to be a close election. Why is our great nation so divided"e;OUR COUNTRY IS NOT DIVIDED JUST BECAUSE THERE IS A CLOSE ELECTION!!!I'm still friends with lots of the pinko commies around here despite my differing p...
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by  christocJump to last post
11/15/2004 9:01 AM
4 Replies and 222 Views Democrats and Republicans Agree  222  4 Started by  krek Finally, a bumper sticker for BOTH political parties.The hottest selling bumper sticker comes from New York State: &91url=''&93Click for Bumper Sticker&91/URL&93 Democrats put it on the rear bumper...Republicans put it on the front bumper...
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by  rered02Jump to last post
11/13/2004 9:49 PM
25 Replies and 580 Views our dear john ashcroft  580  25 Started by  wizz85
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so you guys heard he resignedwell he did, and i'm not going to hide it but whoohoo, it was bout time. just wanted to know if i was the only one releaved by that news or not.all i hope is that they don't find a clone of him some where and replace him with the same or worst
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
11/11/2004 12:17 PM
2 Replies and 194 Views I wish it was Dear Joe Ortwerth  194  2 Started by  gidtup I saw this on Fox this AM. Mr. Ortwerth controls the use of St. Charles Family Arena Parking Lot. His lawsuit (according to Fox News) has already cost St. Charles $100,000 and St. Peter $300,000.He wouldn't talk to the new reporter and answer why he won't give up and say he must be wrong. &91url=''&93St. Peters&91/URL&93 Court Rules Against Ortwerth in TIF LawsuitSt. Peters – In a 32-page order dated May 1, 2003, the Circuit Court of St...
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by  gidtupJump to last post
11/10/2004 3:59 PM
32 Replies and 601 Views Finally... it's over.  601  32 Started by  mgengha
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Kerry Calls Bush to Concede,2933,137486,00.html
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by  rickfJump to last post
11/09/2004 12:07 PM
77 Replies and 1005 Views Presidential Poll - Who got your vote  1005  77 Started by  drivemach1
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Thanks to Chris, it looks like Poll feature got turned on in the Political forums here.Election day was today and I thought it would be interesting to see what Solo2 results were compared to the national numbers. Who did you vote for today for President
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by  mgenghaJump to last post
11/08/2004 10:55 AM
6 Replies and 250 Views Poll This......  250  6 Started by  MattG With mention of Kerry not being the ideal Democrat, nor Bush being the most liked Republican, Who will be the Democratic, and Republican candidate in 2008
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
11/05/2004 2:17 PM
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