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(Christian Science Monitor)   Halliburton: "Oh... THAT evidence. Yeah, we destroyed that"   (csmonitor.com) divider line 17
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2013-07-26 01:31:56 PM
3 votes:
Vir Cotto needs more lawn ornaments.
2013-07-26 01:29:22 PM
2 votes:
vudukungfu

And that sunnuvabieotch Cheney is laughing all the way to the bank.

No he's not. He's got direct deposit. An assistant's android phone beeps. The assistant scuries down the hallway and finds Dick sitting in front of a roaring fireplace. He whispers some numbers in his ear and Dick looks at his glass of brandy and says "Excellent. Let'sssss celebrate. Bring me two live babies for lunch. One American and one Chinese. i have the taste for a little Asian cuisine. Bwa hahahaha!"
2013-07-26 02:23:25 PM
1 votes:

jake_lex: SpectroBoy: ZAZ: Reuters is now reporting that the "maximum fine" is $200,000.

Wow, I bet Halliburton stock will take a real beating on the news that they are being required to give up the loose change under their couch cushions!

They might have to cancel one of the Friday afternoon money fights they have in the executive dining room

Gulfstream flying circles over a nature preserve.

FTF1%
2013-07-26 01:50:01 PM
1 votes:
Hey, Halliburton!  fark you!
2013-07-26 01:28:06 PM
1 votes:
Just to add some fuel to the fire - the maximum penalty for federal obstruction of justice for destroying evidence in a federal investigation (18 U.S.C. 1519) is 20 years. And of course, there's the conspiracy charges that go along with that (hey, did you call or email someone and talk about doing this? It's conspiracy!) that always get piled on in a Federal case. I mean, a Federal case against a real person, not a corporation-person.
And probation - so, Halliburton has to wear an ankle bracelet? They can't drive after 9pm? They have to submit to a drug-test?  It's meaningless.

So, yeah. This isn't even a slap on the wrist. It is barely disapproving glance or a loud sigh. It'll probably be followed by an apology about making Halliburton feel bad and a promise to go out for ice cream later.
2013-07-26 01:25:16 PM
1 votes:
$200,000 eh?  Geeves - hand me the walking around money briefcase.  No, not that one - that's the bribe foreign dignitaries briefcase.
2013-07-26 01:20:58 PM
1 votes:
We can't send Halliburton the company to jail physically, but maybe we could adopt a more prison-like payscale for their executives, say, $0.25 an hour.
2013-07-26 01:20:28 PM
1 votes:

Dimensio: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Yeah, they're gonna have to pay a $50 fine and pickup the garbage in the snow.

Then the corporation is being punished. I do not understand the reason for disapproval.


I gave my kid a bottle of Jack and the keys to my monster truck for his 12th birthday.  He then used your property and house as an obstacle course.  Sure, I'll pay the two dollar fine.
2013-07-26 01:16:37 PM
1 votes:

SpectroBoy: ZAZ: Reuters is now reporting that the "maximum fine" is $200,000.

Wow, I bet Halliburton stock will take a real beating on the news that they are being required to give up the loose change under their couch cushions!


They might have to cancel one of the Friday afternoon money fights they have in the executive dining room!
2013-07-26 01:12:33 PM
1 votes:
If a corperation is a person are shareholders slave owners? Is it considered human trafficking to move them offshore? Did Bain Capital tear people limb from limb and eat them? Is this real life?
2013-07-26 01:10:47 PM
1 votes:
Did you silly little people think they would face any real penalty?
2013-07-26 01:09:45 PM
1 votes:

Benevolent Misanthrope: Um... they are people, according to SCOTUS. But very special, very protected, very privileged people.


Just like the the judges on the SCOTUS.  Very **VERY** special.
2013-07-26 01:09:11 PM
1 votes:

ZAZ: Reuters is now reporting that the "maximum fine" is $200,000.


See they're paying a full 0.01% of the economic damage their now apparently intentional negligence caused.
2013-07-26 01:08:17 PM
1 votes:

ZAZ: Reuters is now reporting that the "maximum fine" is $200,000.


Wow, I bet Halliburton stock will take a real beating on the news that they are being required to give up the loose change under their couch cushions!
2013-07-26 01:02:38 PM
1 votes:
There's no point in punishing them because the government will just pay them back in the next contract.
2013-07-26 12:09:54 PM
1 votes:
Yeah, they're gonna have to pay a $50 fine and pickup the garbage in the snow.
2013-07-26 12:00:36 PM
1 votes:
Computer simulations wouldn't be much use as evidence, I would imagine. And the nuts and bolts of what was used in the simulation would probably be incomprehensible to a jury, the lawyers and judge.
 
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