The W
Views: 133106110
Main | FAQ | Search: Y! / G | Color chart | Log in for more!
20.5.11 1649
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Haliburton stiffing subcontractors
This thread has 3 referrals leading to it
Register and log in to post!
(1399 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
User
Post (6 total)
DrDirt
Banger
Level: 101

Posts: 543/2743
EXP: 10496396
For next: 221316

Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

Since last post: 207 days
Last activity: 109 days
#1 Posted on 9.3.04 1336.15
Reposted on: 9.3.11 1337.43
Last night on NBC Nightly News they did a thee-minute piece on Haliburton stiffing the subcontractor who provides meals to the troops in Iraq, including the Turkey Day meal for "W". They claim they are owed $85 million and have laid off employees and may have to switch to cold sandwiches for the troops. Anyone know more about this for one thing? Two, when did the military quit feeding their own people in country and contract it out? Just curious.
Promote this thread!
Madame Manga
Boudin rouge
Level: 49

Posts: 354/495
EXP: 850828
For next: 33061

Since: 16.1.02
From: Silicon Valley

Since last post: 666 days
Last activity: 380 days
#2 Posted on 9.3.04 1408.19
Reposted on: 9.3.11 1412.03
I can't speak to the Halliburton situation, but as for contracting out the food service, I think the troops probably appreciate that. At least, I know my stepsister would have liked to have had an opportunity to eat something other than cold MREs for three months in Afghanistan.

MM
Grimis
Scrapple
Level: 129

Posts: 2907/4700
EXP: 24523006
For next: 526715

Since: 11.7.02
From: MD

Since last post: 2574 days
Last activity: 1029 days
#3 Posted on 9.3.04 1512.36
Reposted on: 9.3.11 1514.18
Yeah, the troops much more appreciate the contracted out food. Friend of mine is there now(and spent 6 in Afghanistan before that) and said the food is actually palatable compared to MRE's or K-rations.
Nate The Snake
Liverwurst
Level: 70

Posts: 997/1136
EXP: 2959604
For next: 56222

Since: 9.1.02
From: Wichita, Ks

Since last post: 5054 days
Last activity: 4523 days
AIM:  
#4 Posted on 9.3.04 2006.31
Reposted on: 9.3.11 2010.09
    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Last night on NBC Nightly News they did a thee-minute piece on Haliburton stiffing the subcontractor who provides meals to the troops in Iraq, including the Turkey Day meal for "W". They claim they are owed $85 million and have laid off employees and may have to switch to cold sandwiches for the troops. Anyone know more about this for one thing? Two, when did the military quit feeding their own people in country and contract it out? Just curious.


I actually recall reading something related to this months ago. Halliburton had overcharged the troops to the tune of something like $27 million (17 at ONE FACILITY ALONE) over the last year, got busted for it, and wound up having to pay it all back.

Looking at the MSNBC article on it, it looks like this particular subcontractor decided not to participate in Halliburton's little scam. I wonder if that had any bearing on this?
rockdotcom_2.0
Frankfurter
Level: 59

Posts: 480/763
EXP: 1629186
For next: 43952

Since: 9.1.02
From: Virginia Beach Va

Since last post: 1887 days
Last activity: 87 days
AIM:  
#5 Posted on 10.3.04 0122.22
Reposted on: 10.3.11 0123.20
    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Last night on NBC Nightly News they did a thee-minute piece on Haliburton stiffing the subcontractor who provides meals to the troops in Iraq, including the Turkey Day meal for "W". They claim they are owed $85 million and have laid off employees and may have to switch to cold sandwiches for the troops. Anyone know more about this for one thing? Two, when did the military quit feeding their own people in country and contract it out? Just curious.



ALL the armed services have cooks and supply people that buy and cook all meals for the troops. I was in the Navy so I don't know how the Army would work in a forward deployed location like Iraq. But I would assume that possibly dues to the length and arduous nature of being in Iraq for a year they contracted food services out so the guys get a better quality of food than the military provides. When I was in there was talk of contracting civilians to provide food service even on ships. Also did the piece say what the role was of the stiffed subcontractor? Were they preparing the food or supplying it?
DrDirt
Banger
Level: 101

Posts: 544/2743
EXP: 10496396
For next: 221316

Since: 8.10.03
From: flyover country

Since last post: 207 days
Last activity: 109 days
#6 Posted on 10.3.04 0821.17
Reposted on: 10.3.11 0821.40
    Originally posted by rockdotcom_2.0



      ALL the armed services have cooks and supply people that buy and cook all meals for the troops. I was in the Navy so I don't know how the Army would work in a forward deployed location like Iraq. But I would assume that possibly dues to the length and arduous nature of being in Iraq for a year they contracted food services out so the guys get a better quality of food than the military provides. When I was in there was talk of contracting civilians to provide food service even on ships. Also did the piece say what the role was of the stiffed subcontractor? Were they preparing the food or supplying it?

    It indicated they purchased, prepared and served the meals. ANd yes, they chose not to participate in Haliburton's games. Their CEO said they felt it wasn't proper or legal.
ALL ORIGINAL POSTS IN THIS THREAD ARE NOW AVAILABLE
Thread ahead: Fine per person watching?
Next thread: Turns out Bush actually IS "a uniter."
Previous thread: Even more American jobs sent overseas
(1399 newer) Next thread | Previous thread
The 7 - Current Events & Politics - Haliburton stiffing subcontractorsRegister and log in to post!

The W™ message board - 7 year recycle

ZimBoard
©2001-2018 Brothers Zim
This old hunk of junk rendered your page in 0.377 seconds.