It Couldn't Happen to a Nicer Guy!


Last Updated:

  1. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62
    Bloomberg

    Nigeria to Charge Dick Cheney in Pipeline Bribery Case

    December 01, 2010, 5:05 PM EST

    By Elisha Bala-Gbogbo
    (Updates with Eni comment in seventh paragraph.)
    Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Nigeria will file charges against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and officials from five foreign companies including Halliburton Co. over a $180 million bribery scandal, a prosecutor at the anti-graft agency said.
    Indictments will be lodged in a Nigerian court
     

    Advertisement
  2. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
    I told him he shouldn't have replied to that email.

    Some people never learn.
     
  3. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
    fixed it for ya...
     
  4. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Guest

    Don't he have diplomatic immunity?
     
  5. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,140
    Likes Received:
    210
     
  6. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62
    You think corporate crime and collusion between government and corporations is worse in Nigeria than in the states?
     
  7. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
    Hands down, completely and utterly, YES.
     
  8. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62
    Enron.
     
  9. Crude

    Crude Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2009
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    129
  10. LoyalServant

    LoyalServant Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,050
    Likes Received:
    267
    As much as I dislike Darth Vader (Cheney) he has absolutely nothing to fear.
    It's like trying Bush for war crimes... won't happen.
    These people are above the law, that's just how it is.
     
  11. batgeek

    batgeek Banned

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2010
    Messages:
    752
    Likes Received:
    175
    Stryker.

    you make this too easy. really, your smear campain against Republicans is getting pathetically tiresome. same can be said for the Republicans, on this board, against Democrats.

    neither party is innocent. scale doesn't matter. if something wrong is done, then something wrong is done.
     
  12. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62
    I think Cheney's crimes as a high elected official are unique in recent history, to say nothing of the disgraceful activities in which Halliburton engaged while he was CEO and since.
     
  13. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
  14. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62

    I'm personally aware of third world corruption but I wouldn't depend on someone like Sowell for verification of it.
     
  15. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
    On what basis do you reject Sowell's work?
     
  16. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62

    On the basis of his being a right-wing propagandist.
     
  17. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
    Um, okay. He's a Ph.D. and widely regarded by liberal and conservative economists as an excellent authority on economic principles.

    Just because you would like to see another point of view does not make him a hack.

    Read his work, then find the works of another economist with an opposite view on the same subject.
     
  18. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62

    I've read Sowell's work. He's a right-wing propagandist. I'm not much interested in the polemics of propagandists on the edges of either side of the political spectrum.

    P.S. I didn't say he was a hack.
     
  19. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,140
    Likes Received:
    210
    Can't argue his work... just declare him a right wing propagandist... good strategy.

    Is this an honest question? Because as has been said... hands down yes...




    However, what I Was actually referring to... were the infinite amount of scams that originate in Nigeria.
     
  20. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62
    Nigerian scams, American scams, is there a difference? Is what many firms on Wall Street did that resulted in horrific effects on our economy different in morality, somehow, than a two-bit Nigerian scam?
     
  21. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,140
    Likes Received:
    210
    Really? You are equating businesses taking a bad business strategy with a two-bit Nigerian scam?

    hakr100, don't discredit yourself. At least make us work for it.
     
  22. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62

    You think what happened on Wall Street was a "bad business strategy," and nothing more?

    :D
     
  23. byteware

    byteware Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,140
    Likes Received:
    210
    Those evil corporations don't intentionally drive themselves out of business.

    They ARE greedy, but they are so greedy that they like to keep making money for decades or even centuries if possible.
     
  24. LaTuFu

    LaTuFu Well-Known Member Contributor

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,286
    Likes Received:
    257
    When you call someone a "propagandist," you're dismissing his works out of hand as someone who simply seeks to further an agenda or cause, regardless of any truth in their work.

    Hack: a professional who renounces or surrenders individual independence, integrity, belief, etc., in return for money or other reward in the performance of a task normally thought of as involving a strong personal commitment.

    Thomas Sowell is an internationally recognized author, teacher, and expert in the field of economics. Like any field that blends mathematics and sociology, economics has many points of view. What about Karl Marx? His economic principles, which he believed very strongly were viable, have never been proven to be effective in reality, due to basic human nature. Does that make him a propagandist, because many believe his teachings are not accurate?

    Just restating in my words what I garnered from your comments.
     
  25. hakr100

    hakr100 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2010
    Messages:
    1,005
    Likes Received:
    62
    A perfect description of Thomas Sowell.
     

Share This Page

Loading...