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(USA Today)   Shareholders tell Halliburton what they think about the whole getting rid of evidence thing   (usatoday.com) divider line 34
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2013-07-26 01:44:16 PM
This is my lack of surprise.
 
2013-07-26 02:01:10 PM
I picked up HAL in Dec or so of 2001 and have kept it ever since. It was a pretty significant investment back then because I was bailing out of my tech stocks like mad in late 2000, because I knew the bubble was about to implode, and had a bunch of cash parked.

I see no reason to sell as Obama continues the War on the World. The military industrial complex Rummie and Cheney built will continue to thrive under Obama and Obama's replacement and that replacement.. and that one.. also that one..
 
2013-07-26 02:47:22 PM

xynix: I picked up HAL in Dec or so of 2001 and have kept it ever since. It was a pretty significant investment back then because I was bailing out of my tech stocks like mad in late 2000, because I knew the bubble was about to implode, and had a bunch of cash parked.

I see no reason to sell as Obama continues the War on the World. The military industrial complex Rummie and Cheney built will continue to thrive under Obama and Obama's replacement and that replacement.. and that one.. also that one..


Smart, but you are enabling.  I guess you have to look out for yourself these days.

Can I borrow some money?
 
2013-07-26 02:54:32 PM
Destroying evidence is central to Halliburton's business plan
 
2013-07-26 02:55:10 PM
The market hates uncertainty more than almost anything else.  Once the market knew what was going to happen, the stock pushed higher because uncertainty had been removed from the equation.
 
2013-07-26 02:56:26 PM
"I learned it by watching  YOU Dad!"

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2013-07-26 02:57:57 PM
Halliburton shares rise despite guilty plea related to destroying evidence

Despite?  They got off with the lightest of slaps on the wrist. Of course their stock is going to rise.
 
2013-07-26 03:01:36 PM
Destroy evidence of wrongdoing, share price goes up. You can't explain that!
 
2013-07-26 03:07:34 PM
Market always initially goes in the opposite direction to the type of news about something doesn't it?
 
2013-07-26 03:16:12 PM

xynix: The military industrial complex Rummie and Cheney built will continue to thrive under Obama and Obama's replacement and that replacement.. and that one.. also that one..


...until the wheels come off.

Spending all the money on the rich and the Military-Industrial complex, while destroying the poor and middle-class will push us to Epic Fail faster than any Communist or "Al Qaeda" could. See,  Ayn Rand may be an entertaining read (for barely-literate cretins), but as a real-world fiscal policy? Right.


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2013-07-26 03:17:06 PM
Huh. Halliburton caused a huge disaster that affected millions and caused untold financial damage, then lied to Congress, destroyed evidence, and got off scott-free. I would think Wall Street would be worried about the competition.

//or maybe they just see a kindred spirit.
 
2013-07-26 03:21:46 PM
If only there were some secret organization that ran the world through big businesses and the United Nations that could give these arrogant slutterns what for.
 
2013-07-26 03:23:24 PM
We deserve the world we live in. We deserve these wars, the out of control spending, Bush Jr and Obama. We deserve the upcoming collapse too.
 
2013-07-26 03:33:22 PM
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2013-07-26 03:42:51 PM
They blatently broke the laws in place, caused billions of damage and the paid the max fine of 200k. Would think if the laws in place actually held them accountable for the damage and destroying evidence after, then the stock would drop... but knowing that the worst that will happen from pushing for top profit is a tiny chance of paying a price of doing business tax, BUY BUY BUY
 
2013-07-26 03:48:10 PM

Nemo's Brother: We deserve the world we live in. We deserve these wars, the out of control spending, Bush Jr and Obama. We deserve the upcoming collapse too.


We deserve it.... but we've pushed it off on our unborn descendents instead.

/USA! USA!
 
2013-07-26 03:55:17 PM

mod3072: Huh. Halliburton caused a huge disaster that affected millions and caused untold financial damage, then lied to Congress, destroyed evidence, and got off scott-free


The obviously know WTF they're doing.

I've upgraded them to "strong buy."
 
2013-07-26 03:56:59 PM
Please dont get it in my eye any of you?
 
2013-07-26 03:59:21 PM

xynix: I picked up HAL in Dec or so of 2001 and have kept it ever since. It was a pretty significant investment back then because I was bailing out of my tech stocks like mad in late 2000, because I knew the bubble was about to implode, and had a bunch of cash parked.

I see no reason to sell as Obama continues the War on the World. The military industrial complex Rummie and Cheney built will continue to thrive under Obama and Obama's replacement and that replacement.. and that one.. also that one..


"Fark you, got mine" in action.
 
2013-07-26 04:06:27 PM
"Until there's peace in the Middle East and cars run on water...." Some guy in the movie Syriana.
 
2013-07-26 04:07:02 PM

FormlessOne: xynix: I picked up HAL in Dec or so of 2001 and have kept it ever since. It was a pretty significant investment back then because I was bailing out of my tech stocks like mad in late 2000, because I knew the bubble was about to implode, and had a bunch of cash parked.

I see no reason to sell as Obama continues the War on the World. The military industrial complex Rummie and Cheney built will continue to thrive under Obama and Obama's replacement and that replacement.. and that one.. also that one..

"Fark you, got mine" in action.


Why would you expect differently?  As long as the check clears there's millions of people who'd wipe out entire populations if they felt shielded from repercussions (and the check was big enough, some are more expensive than others).

It isn't logical or practical to expect any individual person to not act in their own personal self interest. Sure there some exceptions but you're betting on an outlier.
 
2013-07-26 04:26:20 PM
Corporations are people my friend....

people that you can't jail, torture or kill,

but people none the less.
 
2013-07-26 05:16:10 PM

safetycap: xynix: The military industrial complex Rummie and Cheney built will continue to thrive under Obama and Obama's replacement and that replacement.. and that one.. also that one..

...until the wheels come off.

Spending all the money on the rich and the Military-Industrial complex, while destroying the poor and middle-class will push us to Epic Fail faster than any Communist or "Al Qaeda" could. See,  Ayn Rand may be an entertaining read (for barely-literate cretins), but as a real-world fiscal policy? Right.


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When the wheels come off who do you think is going to have the money? The first stock I ever purchased was Amway and I'm thinking it was 8 bucks a share because at the age of 12 I had $20 saved and I asked my dad to get me 3 shares. He pointed out that I didn't have enough to cover it so I asked for a loan, which he gave me, at something like 15% monthly interest. I quickly paid back the extra loan.

The reason I purchased Amway was because I knew it for the scam that it was. I knew that people as a whole are idiots that will flock to the idea of becoming rich from their own home by selling farking bathroom cleaner. I sold that stock a long .. long time ago but the theory is still solid. Find things that people fear, find things that idiots will flock too (I was an early investor in Abercrombie), and make a profit. As soon as 9/11 happened I knew people would happily give up their rights in order to build the MIC that Eisenhower was so loathe to see happen. I also knew there was profit to be made.

That is what capitalism is.. It's the country we live in and you can either watch capitalism in action or participate.
 
2013-07-26 05:57:52 PM
"Don't get caught again"
 
2013-07-26 06:15:29 PM

xynix: The first stock I ever purchased was Amway and I'm thinking it was 8 bucks a share because at the age of 12 I had $20 saved and I asked my dad to get me 3 shares.


Look at Grover Norquist over here. "Smart" enough to be investing at age 12, but somehow unable to do basic math.
 
2013-07-26 06:27:31 PM
I love the headline.  How about"Halliburton stock predictably rises after government slap on the wrist".
 
2013-07-26 08:22:24 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: xynix: The first stock I ever purchased was Amway and I'm thinking it was 8 bucks a share because at the age of 12 I had $20 saved and I asked my dad to get me 3 shares.

Look at Grover Norquist over here. "Smart" enough to be investing at age 12, but somehow unable to do basic math.


That whole post reeks of bullshiat. Well that, or we have an up and coming pocketninja on our hands.
 
2013-07-26 08:50:55 PM
Well, since its not a dead hooker or a live boy it's not bad publicity.
 
2013-07-26 09:14:43 PM

ajgeek: Sergeant Grumbles: xynix: The first stock I ever purchased was Amway and I'm thinking it was 8 bucks a share because at the age of 12 I had $20 saved and I asked my dad to get me 3 shares.

Look at Grover Norquist over here. "Smart" enough to be investing at age 12, but somehow unable to do basic math.

That whole post reeks of bullshiat. Well that, or we have an up and coming pocketninja on our hands.


Anyone who had disposable income after 9/11 that didn't invest in various military contractors and oil wasn't very bright. Even my Mom made out.
 
2013-07-26 10:14:04 PM
I just came in to say fark Dick Cheney.
 
2013-07-26 10:41:21 PM

ajgeek: Sergeant Grumbles: xynix: The first stock I ever purchased was Amway and I'm thinking it was 8 bucks a share because at the age of 12 I had $20 saved and I asked my dad to get me 3 shares.

Look at Grover Norquist over here. "Smart" enough to be investing at age 12, but somehow unable to do basic math.

That whole post reeks of bullshiat.


The fact Amway is a private company, which doesn't have stocks to buy, was kind of a giveaway.
 
2013-07-27 02:04:25 AM
Are any of those assholes going to jail for cutting safety corners on that rig? Eleven dudes died that day because some beancounting cocksucker needed to meet his numbers.
 
2013-07-27 10:03:47 AM

Bonzo_1116: Are any of those assholes going to jail for cutting safety corners on that rig? Eleven dudes died that day because some beancounting cocksucker needed to meet his numbers.


No. It's ironic that our government is afraid of its corporations, and we're afraid of the government, yet if we act in a way that would stop them from doing what they're doing, we'd be labeled terrorists.
 
2013-07-28 12:39:07 AM

ajgeek: No. It's ironic that our government is afraid of its corporations, and we're afraid of the government, yet if we act in a way that would stop them from doing what they're doing, we'd be labeled terrorists.


It's not ironic, it's just true!
 
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