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Discussion in 'Politics and Current Affairs' started by hakr100, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. hakr100

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    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
     

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  2. LaTuFu

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    I told him he shouldn't have replied to that email.

    Some people never learn.
     
  3. LaTuFu

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    fixed it for ya...
     
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    Don't he have diplomatic immunity?
     
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  6. hakr100

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    You think corporate crime and collusion between government and corporations is worse in Nigeria than in the states?
     
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    Hands down, completely and utterly, YES.
     
  8. hakr100

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  11. hakr100

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    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.
     
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    I'm personally aware of third world corruption but I wouldn't depend on someone like Sowell for verification of it.
     
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    On what basis do you reject Sowell's work?
     
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    On the basis of his being a right-wing propagandist.
     
  16. LaTuFu

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  19. hakr100

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    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?
     
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    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.
     
  21. hakr100

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

    :D
     
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    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.
     
  23. LaTuFu

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    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.
     
  24. hakr100

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    A perfect description of Thomas Sowell.
     

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