Saturday, April 19, 2008
Bill Would Boost U.S. Power to Prosecute War Fraud
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Published: April 18, 2008
Filed at 2:50 p.m. ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government would have greater power to prosecute cases of fraud in contracts for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan under a measure introduced in Congress on Friday.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, and Sen. Charles Grassley, an Iowa Republican, said the bipartisan legislation would update a World War Two-era law against contracting fraud to ensure that it applies to U.S. military actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The lawmakers said billions of dollars have been awarded to contractors who have delivered defective products to U.S. troops in the two countries.
Congress approved resolutions that allowed President George W. Bush to use military force in those countries, but never officially declared war against them.
Leahy and Grassley said that as a result, the 66-year-old law addressing U.S. statutes of limitations on contract fraud during times of war does not apply to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Current law suspends statutes of limitations during declared wars and then gives the government up to three years after the war has ended to prosecute cases of contracting fraud.
The legislation would extend the law to cover officially undeclared conflicts and give the government up to five years after the end of hostilities to prosecute fraud cases.
"It's a common-sense reform that's good for taxpayers and good for public confidence that war contracting is not a free-for-all with no criminal accountability," Grassley said in a statement.
(Reporting by Donna Smith; Editing by Xavier Briand)
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SATURN'S DAY SCHLITZ BLOGGING
in the last years, i got to do cutting. but simple stuff. i did the dirt on this one. can you tell? may have done the top border, too.
Friday, April 18, 2008
RANDOM PM SQUIRREL POST
this popped up during my puter travels and gosh darn it. worthy of repeating.
RANDOM PM OAXACAN CRITTER POST
are bears critters? bargain. just check on mexican folk art. tthe back feets we're repaired after shipping mishap, so you could bid on it. should be $150. now only $50 or so!
RANDOM EB POST
CEMETARY- to sleep, literarily 'sleeping place'. name applied by early christians. 1840-1855 stories in london, running out of room. big scandals '30' years ago. burial laws. deadhouse(funeral home).
CENCI, Beatrice- 1583-1599. 'the fair parricide' daughter of francesco Cenci 1527-1598, a roman 'gentleman' (my ' ' marks), notorious for wealth, talents, and shameless depravity. he was son of cardinal cenci, financial minister under pius V and became wealthy. son lawless. succeeding popes saw that they should deal gently w/him(mob?-tony soprano?). twice married. wife #1 had 7 kids. one died an infant. #2-childless. worse side-hated his kids. 3 oldest Giacomo, christofor and rocco, sent to spanish university, penniless and starving, til they had to return. Father imprisoned. 3rd and last time, and 3 sons petitioned pope clement VIII to make an end of their father. clement wanted $ tho and F cenci released. his 2 daughters he would beat violently. the elder found means to p[etition clement and prayed she be removed to a convent. pope took piy on her and gave her in marriage to a man of Gubbio and made F give her a large dowry. cenci furious. shut beatrice, 14, in a lonely room, where he visited her to feed her, beat her, and revile her w/her sister's flight. it is said that in this place cenci conceived the monstrous passion that resullted in his death.(incest?)
meanwhile rocco assassinated and 1 year later christofor also assissinated. FC's joy at this recorded, continued to beatwife and daughter. MEANWHILE a cardinal guerra, handsome, had fallen in love w/ beatrice and would visit the palazzo cenci whenever FC gone. petition the women had sent to clement failed, lucrecia and B turned to card G, telling him their plans to murder FC. the card g, persuaded, told giacomo and meeting held in a room of the house. 2 vassals, olimpio and marzio also detested FC. 1st to make look like bandits, but scheme miscarried. abuse grew worse. B able to send message to card g and agreed for 1000 piastres, O+M would enter castle and kill FC in bed. 9/9/1588, FC drugged and O+M let in, but chickened out, but B, made them go back and kill him. drove a long nail through the eye to brain and another to the throat. at 1st, got away with it. wife and rest of kids arrested. M tortured w/out giving up his mistress!!! Giacomo and L confessed under torture but B didn't break. all sentenced to death.
FRIG'S DAY ART BLOGGING
my nail painting. now i wish i had done it differently. just dark brown. sigh. i found the nails in the parking lot next to the new MIAD building near the river. may still have some of the leftover nails somewhere.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
RANDOM PM SQUIRREL POST
seller on etzy. this one sold. has more i am sure. does other animals as well. sigh. yes. shoulda got name. look up felt animals. my bad.
SO, georgee has set emmissions(decidered) to 2025. ASIF ALL HIS DECIDEDS ARE NOT GONNA BE FUCKING RECINDIND IN 09 BECAUSE HE MAKES FUCKING BAD DECIDES.
NO MORE DECISIONS AFTER 1/20/09 ASSHOLE FOR YOU!
who does he think he is? god? because if we try harder, it might harm the great fucking economy we have? you mean the DEPRESSION?
what happened in the depression? the banks took the farms. they are taking the houses now. what started the crash? greed. fucking greed, and what happened to the housing boom? greed. and georgee is a big greedy taint he.
PRIMAL PMS SCREAMS inserted here.
A POX! A POX ON GEORGEE I SAY! DAMN HIM! to hell.
RANDOM DAILY HOARD POST
this is a quite old mirror from a rummage sale in virginia that was across the state highway from a piss poor art 'fair' i did in the early 90's. my cousin was getting her masters at UVA. and i mixed biz with pleasure. only 4 sellers showed up out of maybe 30. but still made a little money. was selling my aztecies. STILL, MADE MONEY. did have fun. discovered whad ya' know, too. anyways, sat, little rummage sale. can't say no to $1. only mirror i like. small.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
WENDE KITTY PORN BLOGGING
pansy was on the 'desk' first. basil carefully went past pansy and sat down. he's still careful with pansy. pansy tolerates basil. still hates sybil.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
RANDOM NORTH POLE POST
it's another season of summer at the north pole. it looks like it should be. it looks cold.
39? more $@#% stupid weeks of Bush to go
pennsylvania might be bitter, and hillary in the shitter
the popenfurher comes to visit, but georgee can't get him to come for dinner.
39? more $#@%^#$&$^% weeks of Bush to go
I got my OTHER 99¢ ebay mexican pottery cat. one coming is a SMALL one. the one i posted earlier with the whiskers. THIS one is HUGE. 10 inches long. 9 inches high. seller said it had been outside for about a decade. it looks retty good for that. seller had a bad pic too. but on last day,nobody had bid and foo. 99¢, plus shipping. just bid and if you get it, can resell with better pic, but i ain't selling it yet. like my pissed cosmos. delightful. mine. course, now where to put it?
stash under a chair for now. LOVE it.
RANDOM AM SQUIRREL POST
the other side of this 'piggy bank' says squirrel it away. i NEED this. but, if you saw some of my other banks....and i still don't save.
Monday, April 14, 2008
RANDOM PM MEXICAN CRITTER POST
soon his kitty will be mine. in the mail. tomorrow? do i get it tomorrow?