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Old 10-27-2009, 11:13 PM
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Why don't you write to you senator and ask them this? As it is, the republicans don't give a damn about anything but their money. Surely this poor teen is a thorn in their side who may take away some of the money that the greedy sob's want in their own pockets.
I don't have to write him. I can call him. And the votes against this were not about money. The other side KNEW beforehand that these senators were going to vote against it if they didn't take the broaden terms out to subject the companies to any and every complaint. The term 'harassment' could cover virtually anything.

Tell me what you think of arbritration and if you think it is a good and fair thing.

Anything that happens internationally would be required to be settled in a Federal court. I don't think we need Federal courts held up with every disgruntled employee that comes home from over there. And that is exactly what it would turn into.

If this was only about that girl then it would be different. But it's not.
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Old 10-28-2009, 01:15 AM
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The actions by the conservatives showed them for what they are and allowed all to see their true colors. All one has to do is look at the hatred spewed forth from the conservative side to see them for what they are. Being pro-torture and pro-death says a lot and makes it easy to see the blackness of their hearts.
Why does reading this post conjure up the image of a wild-eyed lunatic, frothing at the mouth and spraying the computer screen with spittle as he types?
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:00 AM
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Why does reading this post conjure up the image of a wild-eyed lunatic, frothing at the mouth and spraying the computer screen with spittle as he types?
It's probably because:

A: You are looking in the mirror.
B: You are seeing your own reflection in your monitor.
C: All of the above.
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Old 10-28-2009, 02:07 AM
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Rapists should receive nothing short of the death penalty.
That or rape.

I would literally like to let them choose.
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Old 10-28-2009, 03:23 AM
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It's probably because:

A: You are looking in the mirror.
B: You are seeing your own reflection in your monitor.
C: All of the above.
Um, no. You're the only one coming off like a hate-filled lunatic in this thread.

Well, you and Concretekid.
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Um, no. You're the only one coming off like a hate-filled lunatic in this thread.

Well, you and Concretekid.
Ah Nate, there you go again with the personal attacks. I thought you were out of elementary school. My mistake.

You are pro-death (doesn't matter if an innocent life gets caught up in the middle), pro-torture (who cares if it doesn't work as long as we can torture someone), and anti-gay marriage (teach those suckers for being different and wanting a stable family). Seems the hate is on your side of the fence and your lunacy can be read here on this forum in the many rants that you have spewed.

Sweet dreams.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:06 AM
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Ah Nate, there you go again with the personal attacks. I thought you were out of elementary school. My mistake.

You are pro-death (doesn't matter if an innocent life gets caught up in the middle), pro-torture (who cares if it doesn't work as long as we can torture someone), and anti-gay marriage (teach those suckers for being different and wanting a stable family). Seems the hate is on your side of the fence and your lunacy can be read here on this forum in the many rants that you have spewed.

Sweet dreams.


Typical Liberal tactic, when you aren't intellectually capable of understanding a different point of view, then simply resort to lies and slander.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:11 AM
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I know we are a country divided.
We're experiencing some rough times.
The health care bill is causing tensions to run high on both sides of the aisle.

Luckily there was some legislation that was brought forward that anyone from any political background could get behind. It was inspired by the story of a teenager from Texas who was gang raped by military contractors while in Iraq. Here is her incredible story, please I beg you, watch this 5:30 minute video:
http://www.new.facebook.com/video/vi...3191487&ref=mf


For those of you who did not just watch that, or couldn't wrap their head around it, I'll sum it up:

19 year old Jamie Leigh Jones was an employee for Halliburton subsidiary KBR.
She was sent to Iraq and told she would share a trailer with another female employee.
Instead she was bunked in a barrack with several hundred male contractors.
Her reports and complaints to KBR about her living situation went unanswered.
On her fourth day in Iraq she was drugged and repeatedly vaginally and anally gang raped.
A doctor administered a rape kit, parts of which have disappeared. But they concluded she was in fact raped and experienced extensive injuries, including deformed breasts and torn pectoral muscles, and further unmentionable damages.
After she reported the incident she was locked in a shipping container with an armed guard and was refused any means to communicate with the outside world.
She was able to convince a guard to give her a cell phone, after which she called her father who contacted their congressman and they were able to get her home.

Upon seeking justice when she returned home, she found in the fine print of her contract with Halliburton that it listed 'assault and battery, infliction of emotional distress, false imprisonment, and negligent hiring and supervision' as claims that belong under arbitration, and therefor cannot be brought against Halliburton in court.



Claims of sexual assault and acts of egregious violence do not belong in arbitration.

Sadly hers is not by any means the only case of this matter. After she spoke out countless others have reported similar stories.
So Sen. Al Franken proposed legislation to pass this into law. Due to his name or the little capital "D" that comes after his name, several representatives voting against this legislation via sheer, unadulterated, blind, unforgivable and absolutely disgusting partisanism.


Those who voted AGAINST the anti-rape legislation:
(Those marked with an *, see quotes below)

Lamar Alexander (R-TN)
John Barrasso (R-WY)
Kit Bond (R-MO)*
Sam Brownback (R-KS)
Jim Bunning (R-KY)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA)
Tom Coburn (R-OK)
Thad Cochran (R-MS)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Bob Corker (R-TN)
Mike Crapo (R-ID)
Jim DeMint (R-SC)
John Ensign (R-NV)
Mike Enzi (R-WY)
Lindsey Graham (R-SC)*
Judd Gregg (R-NH)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnny Isakson (R-GA)
Mike Johanns (R-NE)*
Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
John McCain (R-AZ)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
James Risch (R-ID)
Pat Roberts (R-KS)
Jeff Sessions (R-AL)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)*
John Thune (R-SD)
David Vitter (R-LA)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)



See if you guys can guess which organization these fine gents are so upset with:

Mike Johanns (R-NE) - "My amendment would prohibit one more penny of tax payer money from going to ____"
Richard Shelby (R-AL) - "We got to get corruption out of any organization that is taking tax payers money"
Kit Bond (R-MO) - "Repeated abuses of tax payers dollars allowed to accrue in their name" ... "____ is not above the law!"
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) - "It's unsustainable for a member of congress to justify the continued funding of this organization"

Did you figure out which organization it was?
Did you think they were angry at Halliburton?
That's a good guess, since they refuse to investigate the repeated gang rape of a teenager.
But wasn't Halliburton.
It was...
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Acorn!
The company that gave a fake pimp fake advice for his fake prostitutes!


Now I doubt any of you will be pro Acorn, and thats besides the point, but don't you find it offensive, absurd and down right nauseating that these representatives are up in arms about the audacious Acorn but fail to make a peep when a teenage girl is repeatedly anally gang raped!?




Below is a link that lists all thirty legislators that are pro-rape as well as their contact information. I know that this forum is spread all over this country, so if you see your senator on that list, I beg of you, contact them and demand some answers. Ask them why our money is being given to a company like KBR that won't pursue rapist or protect women from sexual assault.
http://www.republicansforrape.org/legislators/



Below is Sen. Al Franken delivering this legislation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIKo-vy4010
And him questioning an arbitration lawyer:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6kiZIlMFto


Give me a reason not to lose faith in all humanity.
TheConcretekid, thanks for putting up this post and the links along with it. I first heard of this on the Jon Stewart show and couldn't believe it at first. I thought it was going to be some kind of skit. Then it hit me, and when I heard the republicans bring up no tolerance for ACORN yet didn't give a damn about funding companies that tolerate that kind of abuse it saddened me that so many people don't give a damn about people any more.

I would have started a thread on this myself but at the time I was seriously ill with a bacteria infection and was bed-ridden for almost 2 weeks. How those 30 can sleep at night with a clear conscience is beyond me.
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Old 10-28-2009, 05:24 AM
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TheConcretekid, thanks for putting up this post and the links along with it. I first heard of this on the Jon Stewart show and couldn't believe it at first. I thought it was going to be some kind of skit. Then it hit me, and when I heard the republicans bring up no tolerance for ACORN yet didn't give a damn about funding companies that tolerate that kind of abuse it saddened me that so many people don't give a damn about people any more.

I would have started a thread on this myself but at the time I was seriously ill with a bacteria infection and was bed-ridden for almost 2 weeks. How those 30 can sleep at night with a clear conscience is beyond me.
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Yep, my bad in not naming it correctly. You got me there. It was a good show and he hit the nail on the head.

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Typical Liberal tactic, when you aren't intellectually capable of understanding a different point of view, then simply resort to lies and slander.
I see that in you all the time. You should quit looking in the mirror too much, vanity doesn't become you.

Do you even know what the word slander means? I seriously doubt that you do. Look it up next time you decide to use it and you may learn something. What lies and slander did I resort to? You are pro-death penalty aren't you, even if it catches an innocent person in the web? You are pro-torture too aren't you, even though an innocent person or suspect could be caught up in that web too? You are against gays getting married too aren't you? If you wish I could link you to your own words in case you have forgotten them.

It seems that you don't comprehend a lot of what you read and twist things to fit your own agenda.
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