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  1. Ah come on...


    It wasn't the best movie ever, but it didn't deserve to be booed. I understand that Cronenberg is not the type of director that everyone will enjoy, but booing? Come on.


    I thought Ed Harris was great in it, and Viggo Mortensen was especially riveting in his role as the dad/ex-assassin.


    Like I said, it wasn't the best movie ever, but definitely watchable and enjoyable. I'd give it a 3 1/2/5 stars.

  2. September 4th, 2005 7:56 pm

    Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Katrina Deal



    By Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press


    WASHINGTON - A Halliburton Co. subsidiary that has come under fire for its reconstruction work in Iraq has begun tapping a $500 million Navy contract to do emergency repairs at Gulf Coast naval and Marine facilities that were battered by Hurricane Katrina.


    The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. of Arlington, Va., was awarded the competitive bid contract last July to provide debris removal and other emergency work associated with natural disasters.


    Jan Davis, a spokeswoman for the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, said Sunday that KBR will receive $12 million for work at Naval Air Station Pascagoula, Naval Station Gulfport and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. It will receive $4.6 million for work at two smaller Navy facilities in New Orleans and others in the South.


    The company has provided similar work after major disasters in the United States and abroad for more than 15 years, including in Florida after Hurricane Andrew.


    But KBR has been at the center of scrutiny for receiving a five-year, no-bid contract to restore Iraqi oil fields shortly before the war began in 2003.


    Halliburton has reported being paid $10.7 billion for Iraq-related government work during 2003 and 2004. The company reported its pretax profits from that work as $163 million. Pentagon auditors have questioned tens of millions of dollars of Halliburton charges for its operations there.


    Late last month three congressional Democrats asked Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld to investigate the demotion of a senior civilian Army official who publicly criticized the awarding of that contract.


    Bunnatine H. Greenhouse, who had been the Army Corps of Engineers' top procurement official since 1997, was removed from her position last month for what the Corps called a poor job performance. The lawmakers said the demotion "appears to be retaliation" for her June 27 testimony before Congress in which she detailed her objections to the award of contracts for Iraq projects.


    Vice President Dick Cheney headed Halliburton from 1995 to 2000, and Democrats have questioned whether the company has gotten favorable treatment because of his connection.


    How much lower can we sink?


  3. Let me pose this question


    If New Orleans was 70 percent white and 30 percent black and it was the poor white people left behind, would they be looting all the stores and raising hell?



    No, because they would have sent more than 2,000 national guardsmen and the city would have been evacuated by now.

  4. President Bush plays a guitar presented to him by Country Singer Mark Wills, right, backstage following his visit to Naval Base Coronado, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005. Bush visited the base to deliver remarks on V-J Commemoration Day. (AP Photo/ABC News, Martha Raddatz)

  5. Grandparents and aunt live in dade county. I used to spend a month there every year during the summer when I was younger and had more free time. Everytime I went down to Miami I would go to 10-15 marlins games at least. So in a way, I kinda grew up with them even though I have never lived in S.Florida.

  6. I saw them live at the Electric Factory in Philly, last month I think. Truly mind-blowing experience. This band is so talented its filthy - its like AJ's stuff but think musically. They really brought down the house, highly recommended :thumbup


    Their earlier stuff is great as well, one of the single most original and weird bands out there. Truly unique :o

  7. Go Fish and Go Big Blue Felo


    Hail to the Victors.



    Hail! Hail to the Victors valiant! The leaders and best!












    jealous? :mischief2

  8. Jesus wouldn't drive, he would walk. If he couldn't afford a horse back then, how would he afford a car now?



    If he had a car he would have sold it to buy some poor people food, shelter, etc.


    BUT if he did drive a car it would be a bus to carry around his devote followers.



    You sound nothing like the president.


    The real president would have probably said "Freedom" or "Terrorists" about 20 times in those 2 sentences.


    He would have probably mentioned that it is "hard work" as well...

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