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  1. Holy Diver

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    U.S. Senate: Legislation & Records Home > Votes > Roll Call Vote

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    To prohibit the use of funds for any Federal contract with Halliburton Company, KBR, Inc., any of their subsidiaries or affiliates, or any other contracting party if such contractor or a subcontractor at any tier under such contract requires that employees or independent contractors sign mandatory arbitration clauses regarding certain claims.
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    In 2005, Jamie Leigh Jones was gang-raped by her co-workers while she was working for Halliburton/KBR in Baghdad. She was detained in a shipping container for at least 24 hours without food, water, or a bed, and “warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she’d be out of a job.” (Jones was not an isolated case.) Jones was prevented from bringing charges in court against KBR because her employment contract stipulated that sexual assault allegations would only be heard in private arbitration.

    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) proposed an amendment to the 2010 Defense Appropriations bill that would withhold defense contracts from companies like KBR “if they restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court.” Speaking on the Senate floor yesterday, Franken said:

    The constitution gives everybody the right to due process of law … And today, defense contractors are using fine print in their contracts do deny women like Jamie Leigh Jones their day in court. … The victims of rape and discrimination deserve their day in court [and] Congress plainly has the constitutional power to make that happen.



    The following is a list of the pieces of $#!T who voted "NAY" on this.

    NAYs ---30
    Alexander (R-TN)
    Barrasso (R-WY)
    Bond (R-MO)
    Brownback (R-KS)
    Bunning (R-KY)
    Burr (R-NC)
    Chambliss (R-GA)
    Coburn (R-OK)
    Cochran (R-MS)
    Corker (R-TN)
    Cornyn (R-TX)
    Crapo (R-ID)
    DeMint (R-SC)
    Ensign (R-NV)
    Enzi (R-WY)
    Graham (R-SC)
    Gregg (R-NH)
    Inhofe (R-OK)
    Isakson (R-GA)
    Johanns (R-NE)
    Kyl (R-AZ)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    McConnell (R-KY)
    Risch (R-ID)
    Roberts (R-KS)
    Sessions (R-AL)
    Shelby (R-AL)
    Thune (R-SD)
    Vitter (R-LA)
    Wicker (R-MS)

    To the list of nay voting republicnas, you can all go fukc yourselves, I have no respect for those who can't respect women.

    I spit on you...
     
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    Did'nt we already do this?
     
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    Merge it, mods if you'd like....


    Alfinnf,

    I'm assuming from your aloofness you are cool with outsourced rape?

    please tell me I'm reading you wrong.
     
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    Yeah I'm cool with outsourced rape. Just like I'm cool aggrandizing partisan politics for something more than partisan politics. Which for me is the true egregiousness of the OP.
     
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    Did Juanita Brodderick work for Halliburton?
     
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    No not wishing for rapes merely pointing out the double standards depending on who is doing the rapes, after all it is just sex why not Move-On? remember.....
     
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    And I pointed out the rightie hissy fit over things that may have happened to ACORN, to the point of cutting off funding... and this is a real live crime, and you defended the right for them to do it...
     
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    Do you not agree that being held prisoner in a shipping container as opposed to being housed in a furnished guarded living trailer are two distinct different things? Did she lie to a Texas court or did she lie to Congress. Any good lawyer is going to ask her the same question when she testifies.
     
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    Holy Driver although I am an Independant it is no secret I lean far right
    on most issues. I am also a Franken hater.

    I also agree with you and Franken 100% on this issue !!!!!!!!!!

    How the hell could anyone vote no on this issue ?

    Why does every vote have to be left vs right?
    Whatever happened to right vs wrong?
     
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    I also agree, are these Haliburton People still operating in Iraq and if so WHY and if so why doesn't Obama remove them?
     
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    Holy Diver, I just need to remind you that you are using the same tactics the Bush Admin used.

    If you don't support this then your not American!


    I don't think any one support rape, and I think that's obvious, there is more to this bill than the obvious, and if someone doesn't vote for it, it could be becuase one line item is too much for them, or not right, etc...
     
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    Why isn't God Damned Obama and his gang going after Haliburton instead of Fox News.

    STOP THE WAR
    CLOSE GITMO
    DESTROY HALIBURTON

    Isn't that why the liberals voted for Barry Jug Ears?
     
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    Does that negate the rape and sexual harassment?? Too lazy to research it right now, but keep condoning the practices of our Defense contractors they are doing a great job...

    Read the suit, suspect she left out the info on the shipping container, as it would negate the details of the trial... nowhere does she deny that she was gang raped... that is the fact she has consistently claimed..keep dancing around it.. repeat often Haliburton good, Xe good, Wackenhut good these bastards just want to get back at George the saintly.... it will help you immensely as well as the Repbublican Party.
     
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    Diver....keep your intellect over your emotions. I agree with your assesement of anyone who voted against it. My first thought is "WHY"? What could possibley prevent any man or women from supporting this bill?

    I suggest someone "Follow the money...."
     
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    You originally made the wrong comment in bold, large font. Right vs. Left is the source of ALL wrongs in this nation right now.

    You hit the nail on the head dead-perfect!!
     
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    Unfortunately the source will be minimized, but interesting interview by Rachel Maddow... specific to the Franken Amendment

    The Rachel Maddow Show: Indefensible | Video Cafe

     
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    Jones, Et Al v. Halliburton Company et al Document 7 - :: Justia Docs


    Jamie Lee Jones US District Court Eastern District Texas 05/03/2007
    Jamie has either lied to a Texas court or lied to congress
     
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    I was reading about this the other day, all I can say too the people that voted no *Middle finger*
     
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    How's that Koolaid taste?
     

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