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Offline David Rothscum

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/04/AR2009050403743.html
Murtha's Nephew Got Defense Contracts
Millions in Work Came Without Competition
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The headquarters of Murtech, in a low-slung, bland building in a Glen Burnie business park, has its blinds drawn tight and few signs of life. On several days of visits, a handful of cars sit in the parking lot, and no trucks arrive at the 10 loading bays at the back of the building.

Yet last year, Murtech received $4 million in Pentagon work, all of it without competition, for a variety of warehousing and engineering services. With its long corridor of sparsely occupied offices and an unmanned reception area, Murtech's most striking feature is its owner -- Robert C. Murtha Jr., 49. He is the nephew of  Rep. John P. Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who has significant sway over the Defense Department's spending as chairman of the House Appropriations defense subcommittee.

Robert Murtha said he is not at liberty to discuss in detail what his company does, but for four years it has subsisted on defense contracts, according to records and interviews. He said Murtech's 17 employees "provide necessary logistical support" to Pentagon testing programs that focus on detecting chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, "and that's about as far as I feel comfortable going." Giving more details could provide important clues to terrorist plotters, he said.

Murtha said he does not advertise being the nephew of John Murtha and considers it "unfortunate" that some will unfairly assume Murtech received its federal contracts because of his uncle's influence at the Pentagon.

"If we're not doing our job well, we wouldn't be doing our job," he said. "I'm successful at the work I do because of the skill sets I have. . . . You don't know how good someone is unless you work with them."

A spokesman at Murtha's office did not return calls seeking comment. The lawmaker, a former Marine, has said in the past that he is proud of his family's service to the military and the government.

Over the years, John Murtha has proudly claimed credit for using his Appropriations Committee seat to steer hundreds of millions in Pentagon work to companies in his district, many of them fledgling enterprises run by campaign contributors. His influence also may be seen in the military improvements at the Johnstown airport that bears his name. The little-used commuter airport doubles as a wartime preparedness facility for the Pentagon after $30 million in improvements.

Murtha's power has had beneficial effects within his family. His brother, Robert C. "Kit" Murtha, built a longtime lobbying practice around clients seeking defense funds through the Appropriations Committee and became one of the top members of KSA, a lobbying firm whose contractor clients often received multimillion-dollar earmarks directed through the committee chairman.

Robert C. Murtha Jr. of Murtech is Kit Murtha's son. He also is a former Marine who once served as a presidential security officer and aide to the president for White House functions. He worked for eight years for ACS, a defense and information technology contractor. When Lockheed purchased ACS in 2004, he started several companies, including Murtech, which he registered as a defense contracting firm.

Murtech received its contracts primarily from the Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Ala., which has been generous to companies in John Murtha's district and enjoys a close relationship with the congressman through a mutual interest in breast cancer research. The Army command has won at least $200 million a year in federal funding for the cancer research, of which Rep. Murtha is a stalwart supporter. In a program called Missiles to Mammograms the command has collaborated with a contractor in Murtha's district, Windber Medical Center, in a multimillion-dollar project to explore using missile-tracking technology to detect breast cancer.

The command awarded its first storage contract to Murtech without competitive bidding, paying $1.4 million a year. Robert Murtha Jr. says the no-bid arrangement was "the government's choice" and occurred because the government "got itself in a bind." A contract with SA Scientific of San Antonio was about to lapse, and the command needed Murtech, then serving as a subcontractor to the Texas company, to store materials for the military's Critical Reagents Program. The program produces lab materials that can be used in handheld devices and sensors to detect the presence of biological toxins.

"We were uniquely qualified because we had already been doing that work," Murtha said.

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Smells of pork and nepotism.

The whole concept of a no-bid contract is anti-free market.

In addition, budgets for the next year are based on the budget of the previous year.  This fosters waste, for if your company actually improves it's production and services, making them cost the tax payers less, then your company receives less money for the next year.



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You would think garbage like this would wake more people up.  Stories like this make it obvious that they're not "just politicians," they are a ruling class.

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How New York Times, Washington Post Choose their Scandals; Targeting of Murtha Continues
http://www.larouchepac.com/node/10166

May 6, 2009 (LPAC)—When is a $4 million Pentagon contract a far bigger story than a $13 billion contracting fraud? When Washington Post and New York Times editors are flogging their year-long, unrelenting drive to scandalize Reps. Jack Murtha (D-PA) and Charles Rangel (D-NY) and force them out of their committee chairmanships.

At the top of the Washington Post's front page, this morning, was "Murtha's Nephew Got Defense Contracts," about how a firm with 17 employees in Glen Burnie, Maryland, headed by Robert C. Murtha, got a defense contract. Murtech's defense logistics contract in 2008 was worth $4 million of work for the Pentagon. The contract involved refrigeration and environmental chemicals detection, which Murtech had previously been doing as a subcontractor to a California firm, which withdrew, leaving the work to Murtech.

This supposedly shocking event, picked up as a leading story by the British news service Reuters, was also worth a large inside headline in the Post—"Millions in Contracts Went to Murtha Nephew"—and a plug for Representative Murtha's enemies at the "watchdog group, Taxpayers for Common Sense."

Meanwhile, many other media—such as AP, Army Times, USA Today—were reporting, instead, what the Defense Contract Audit Agency has just reported to Congress: KBR, the subsidiary/spinoff of Dick Cheney's huge Halliburton multinational, is involved in the majority of the $13 billion in Pentagon logistics contract costs which the agency "questions," and in "the vast majority of the agency's fraud cases" from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Washington Post could hardly omit this actually shocking story—but instead buries it in a small article in the middle of page A15. Why feature it if its not part of the "campaign" against the old-line committee chairmen? The Post has not taken any lesson, yet, from the complete backfire of the case against Ted Stevens.
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http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2009/3605pelosi_forced_resignation.html
The Case for Nancy Pelosi's Immediate Forced Resignation

...What was preventing Pelosi from doing her duty? For one thing, in February 2007, she had hired Joseph Onek as her chief counsel, an individual who also served as the chief policy adviser for George Soros's Open Society Institute. Nor had her collaboration with Rohatyn waned. In early December 2007, she conducted a Washington closed-door session with "Fascist Felix," and with a number of economists, despite LaRouche's workable solution already being on the table...

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Ther are times we speak of this parasites as if they had a drop of humanity,integrity,constitutional oath,honesty, or any other trace of humanity.
They do not.
The majority of our Pols-Do they actualy go to their jobs with the people of this nation at the center of their mind and hearts. Or are they in for the power and big $$, easy question?

Long ago I had to come to terms with the reality they consider us worms in our breeding grounds, worms that pay taxes, die in their wars, live acording to their mandates or laws,do as they say and kiss their arse or pay the price. Like it or lump it.

Goodbye American pie. They are on the move, their plan is in high gear, their criminal acts are no longer disquised with BS rhetoric.
It is plain to see their deceptions and blatant falsehoods.

In short the lines are drawn, either we are with them or against them. Bush dropped that line on us one long ago. (Con men love to give little hints before they strike).

The other side of the coin, not all our people are flag wiggling moronic blind pátriotic lie sucking dillusionists.






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Pelosi and Torture from 2007
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Pelosi and Torture
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/29285
Submitted by davidswanson on Mon, 2007-12-10 22:04.
By John Nichols, www.thenation.com

That House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been a disappointing leader for House Democrats, few serious observers of the congressional condition will deny. But, now, she appears to be something more troubling: a serious hindrance to the fight against the use of crudest and most objectionable torture techniques.

Democrats and Republicans with a conscience have gotten a good deal of traction in recent months in their battle to identify the use by U.S. interrogators of waterboarding - a technique that simulates drowning in order to cause extreme mental distress to prisoners — as what it is: torture. Arizona Senator John McCain, a GOP presidential contender, has been particularly powerful in his denunciations of this barbarous endeavor. And Senate Intelligence Committee chair Jay Rockefeller, D-West Virginia, and key members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have effectively pressed the issue on a number of fronts.

Now, however, comes the news that Pelosi knew as early as 2002 that the U.S. was using waterboarding and other torture techniques and, far from objecting, appears to have cheered the tactics on.

The Washington Post reports that Pelosi, who was then a senior member of the House Intelligence Committee, was were informed by CIA officials at a secret briefing in September 2002, that waterboarding and other forms of torture were being used on suspected al-Queda operatives. That’s bad. Even worse is the revelation that Pelosi was apparently supportive of the initiative.

According to the news reports, Pelosi has no complaint about waterboarding during a closed-door session she attended with Florida Congressman Porter Goss, a Republican who would go on to head the Central Intelligence Agency, Kansas Republican Senator Pat Roberts and Florida Democratic Senator Bob Graham.

“The reaction in the room was not just approval, but encouragement,” recalls Goss.

How encouraging? It is reported that two of the legislators demanded to know if waterboarding and other methods that were being employed “were tough enough” forms of torture to produced the desired levels of mental anguish to force information from suspects who, under the Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Constitution, cannot be subjected to cruel or unusual punishment.

Was Pelosi one of the “tough-enough” cheerleaders for waterboarding? That is not clear, as the speaker has refused to comment directly regarding her knowledge of torture techniques and encouragement of their use. Another member of the House who is closely allied wit Pelosi did tell the Post, however, that the California Democrat attended the session, recalled that waterboarding was discussed, and “did not object” at the time to that particular torture technique.

If this is the case, Pelosi has provided aid and comfort to the Bush administration’s efforts to deviate not just from the standards set by international agreements regarding war crimes but from the provision of the Bill of Rights that establishes basic requirements with regard to the treatment of prisoners who in the custody of the United States.

Those deviations are precisely the sort of impeachable offenses that Pelosi has said are “off the table.” Her association with the administration on the matter of torture necessarily calls into question the speaker’s credibility on questions of how and when to hold the administration to account. It also begs a more mundane political question: At a point when Republicans like John McCain are earning points with their forthright stances against waterboarding, isn’t the credibility and the potential effectiveness of the House Democratic Caucus as an honest player in the debate profoundly harmed by the involvement of its leader in behind-the-scenes meetings that by all accounts encouraged the use of that technique?

John Nichols is a co-founder of Free Press and the co-author with Robert W. McChesney of TRAGEDY & FARCE: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy — The New Press.
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The command awarded its first storage contract to Murtech without competitive bidding, paying $1.4 million a year. Robert Murtha Jr. says the no-bid arrangement was "the government's choice" and occurred because the government "got itself in a bind." A contract with SA Scientific of San Antonio was about to lapse, and the command needed Murtech, then serving as a subcontractor to the Texas company, to store materials for the military's Critical Reagents Program. The program produces lab materials that can be used in handheld devices and sensors to detect the presence of biological toxins.


Well gee it's not even as if Murtech can even rightly be seen to have any dirt under their fingernails, so what's the big deal? Who else but a contractor long involved in testing for criminally illegal weapons of mass destruction should the government get to develop testing equipment for criminal weapons of mass destruction?? ?

Should they have exported the factory to Beijing and free-traded some cheap ChiComm workers to do 'work that Americans won't do"  for us to save the taxpayers a future?

If Murtha's sister owned Blackwater maybe we'd have a story. This original article is just a radical neo-con torturers smear-job. Murtha has done an exemplary job and is the real deal. No bid contracts criminally let by the Pentagon Mafia are committed to short-circuit and bypass the appropriations committees


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Pelosi and Torture from 2007
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f this is the case, Pelosi has provided aid and comfort to the Bush administration’s efforts to deviate not just from the standards set by international agreements regarding war crimes but from the provision of the Bill of Rights that establishes basic requirements with regard to the treatment of prisoners who in the custody of the United States.

Those deviations are precisely the sort of impeachable offenses that Pelosi has said are “off the table.” Her association with the administration on the matter of torture necessarily calls into question the speaker’s credibility on questions of how and when to hold the administration to account.


I believe this is the very definition of scum-filledness

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Ther are times we speak of this parasites as if they had a drop of humanity,integrity,constitutional oath,honesty, or any other trace of humanity.
They do not.
The majority of our Pols - Do they actualy go to their jobs with the people of this nation at the center of their mind and hearts? Or are they in for the power and big $$, easy question?

Long ago I had to come to terms with the reality they consider us worms in our breeding grounds, worms that pay taxes, die in their wars, live acording to their mandates or laws,do as they say and kiss their arse or pay the price.

 Like it or lump it.

Goodbye American pie. They are on the move, their plan is in high gear, their criminal acts are no longer disquised with BS rhetoric.
It is plain to see their deceptions and blatant falsehoods.

In short the lines are drawn, either we are with them or against them. Bush dropped that line on us one long ago. (Con men love to give little hints before they strike).

The other side of the coin, not all our people are flag wiggling moronic blind pátriotic lie sucking dillusionists.

Would that there were more of us awakened to this simple fact.

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How New York CIA Times, Washington CIA Post Choose their Scandals; Targeting of Murtha Continues
http://www.larouchepac.com/node/10166


This supposedly shocking event, picked up as a leading story by the British MI6/CIA news service Reuters, was also worth a large inside headline in the CIA Post—"Millions in Contracts Went to Murtha Nephew"—and a plug for Representative Murtha'sthe MI6/CIA/Pentagon Mafia's own enemies at the "watchdog group, Taxpayers for Common Sense."

Meanwhile, many other media—such as AP, Army Times, USA Today—were reporting, instead, what the Defense Contract Audit Agency has just reported to Congress: KBR, the subsidiary/spinoff of Dick Cheney's huge Halliburton multinational, is involved in the majority of the $13 billion in Pentagon logistics contract costs which the agency "questions," and in "the vast majority of the agency's fraud cases" from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Washington CIA Post could hardly omit this actually shocking story—but instead buries it in a small article in the middle of page A15. Why feature it if its not part of the "campaign" against the old-line committee chairmen? The Post has not taken any lesson, yet, from the complete backfire of the case against Ted Stevens.

KBR is not a 'spinoff' of anything except foreign rape and pillage by the Pentagon Mafia!

For many years I worked for one of it's most high-tech part-predecessors Veeder-Root.

Veeder-Root was ostensibly a British-American Hartford Connecticut based wartime-collected multinational corporate Brown Brothers monopoly consisting of all the world's former small mechanical, electromechanical and electronic, counting, metering, telemetry, recording and controlling instrument factories from all over the world and especially many seized former German instrumentation manufacturers it was 'awarded' after the allies captured Nazi industries.

It was an "OEM" post-war pillage monopoly (they were handed all the Axis factories) that made all the worlds gasoline pump computers,(Dresser/Tokheim etc just made the boxes and hoses) fuel delivery measuring equipment, liquid measurement meters, production part/traffic, cycle, tally and shift counters, electro-numeric and electronic high-speed geiger-type counters, rate meters, predetermining output counters, batch counters and the original modular production control measurement controllers, odometers and pre and post-pay gasoline computer/registers and oil delivery ticket-printing meters and all the counter parts used by many other (water/gas/electric type) meter manufacturers. Basically if you found something that counted anything they made it.

It was suddenly a very lucrative booming goldmine when Canada was forced to go metric! (first job I ever got thru a headhunter)

Originally semi-independant holding was taken-back over by Brown (Bros - Harriman) from their brother in law Root and folded back into their Halliburton military-industrial monopoly back in the '70's.

When one says KBR it is the name of the beast, and Halliburton is the family pet on it's leash.

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Meet the old boss

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Interesting aside: Halliburton would have been bankrupted from the lawsuits had the asbestos had to have been removed from the World Trade Center - instead, they became a rather big, profitable and embarrassing beast for their Brown Brothers owners - off of these wars against 'terrorists'.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2009
KBR and Halliburton Resolve Charges

Houston-based global engineering firm Kellogg Brown & Root LLC (KBR) pleaded guilty on Wednesday to a five-count criminal information, with one conspiracy count and four substantive counts of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. KBR agreed to pay a $402 million fine, the second largest criminal fine for an FCPA violation, following Siemens' $450 million penalty in December 2008.

KBR admitted paying Nigerian officials at least $182 million in bribes for engineering, procurement and construction contracts awarded between 1995 and 2004 to build liquefied natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria. The contracts to an international joint venture led by KBR were worth more than $6 billion. KBR's former CEO, Albert "Jack" Stanley, pleaded guilty in September 2008 to conspiring to violate the FCPA. His sentencing is scheduled for May 6th.

Also on Wednesday, KBR’s parent company, KBR Inc., and its former parent company, Halliburton Company, settled civil FCPA charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission, agreeing to be jointly liable to pay $177 million in disgorgement. The SEC's complaint alleges that Halliburton's internal controls failed to detect or prevent the bribery, and that its records were falsified to cover up the illegal payments.

The SEC's final order (i) permanently (begs them to please try to start to at least try to occasionally obey the law) enjoins KBR from violating the anti-bribery and records falsification provisions in Sections 30A, 13(b)(5) and Rule 13b2-1 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and from aiding and abetting violations of the record-keeping and internal control provisions in Sections 13(b)(2)(A) and 13(b)(2)(B) of the Exchange Act; (ii) permanently enjoins Halliburton from violating the record-keeping and internal control provisions of the Exchange Act; (iii) orders the companies to disgorge $177 million in profits derived from their FCPA violations; (iv) imposes an independent monitor for KBR for three years to review its FCPA compliance program, and (v) imposes an independent consultant to review Halliburton's FCPA-related policies and procedures.

The DOJ said it had help in its investigations from authorities in France, Italy, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Jack Stanley was a senior vice president of Dresser Industries, Inc. when it merged into Halliburton in September 1998. Dresser's wholly-owned construction subsidiary, Kellogg, was combined with Halliburton's construction subsidiary, Brown & Root, Inc., to form KBR. In November 2006, Halliburton spun KBR off and it became a separate publicly-traded company. Under their agreement for KBR's spin off, Halliburton is obligated to pay most of KBR's fines and other penalties for the FCPA violations.

The SEC's complaint alleges that after the Dresser acquisition, Halliburton's due diligence didn't detect any bribe payments and failed "to devise and maintain adequate internal controls to govern the use of foreign sales agents and failed to maintain and enforce the internal controls it had." Former Vice President Dick Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive from 1995 to 2000. He has denied any wrongevil-doing.

More at:
http://fcpablog.blogspot.com/2009/02/kbr-and-halliburton-resolve-charges.html




And these are America's #1 most trusted no-bid contractors for the Pentagon Mafia?

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  Mainstream is acknowledging the bilderburg group/meeting whats up here. Maybe they are going to have a bogus bilderburg meetings. They tried to pull this one last year in May on the news they said the builderburg are meeting this week but it was a total lie. Jim Tucker said it was a lie, They never met the BBC was putting out fake news. Jim and Alex went to the real meeting in Va.
I took the red pill. I can handle the truth !!?

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Veeder-Root was ostensibly a British-American Hartford Connecticut based wartime-collected multinational corporate Brown Brothers monopoly consisting of all the world's former small mechanical, electromechanical and electronic, counting...

When one says KBR it is the name of the beast, and Halliburton is the family pet on it's leash.

While I mostly did IT and service-repairs during globalist metrification of Canada, our Canadian 'sales' force were fond to refer to the Hartford HQ of the corporate-globalist technocratic monopoly as "Grosvedania Rootski"
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