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  1. patsfan13

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    So first they pressured the General to lie in his testimony to congress, now it turns out that he was an investor in the company. He didn't put his investments in a blind trust like say Bush and Cheney did (BTW Cheney sold all his Halliburton stock before taking office).

    The Center for Public Integrity: Politically-connected LightSquared wins approval for wireless Internet plan despite GPS disruption concerns


    More on other dem contributors involved with this company...


    Now more on the pressuring of the General to lie to congress for the administration:

    Corruption Squared - Investors.com


    Now for all I know this companies tech could be first rate, but the equipment and systems soldiers rely on in combat should be purchased just to enrich the president and his cronies.... Even the lefties at the Huff Po realize this.
     
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    Is the right always on the side of political cronies of the right and against businesses, or is this simply another attempt by the radical right to weed out moderate Republicans? This is another non-scandal:

    LightSquared executives fire back at critics - Eliza Krigman - POLITICO.com

    LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja and its billionaire backer, Phil Falcone, fired back in an exclusive interview with POLITICO on Friday at allegations that the wireless company used its political pull with the Obama administration to secure regulatory approval of its controversial business plans.

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    “No one in the history of this country since Graham Bell invented the telephone” has had to do as much testing as LightSquared did this year of its network, Ahuja added. “We are going through the most rigorous set of obligations the FCC has put on us.”

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    “People are not seeing the facts here,” said Falcone, who expressed disbelief at news articles this week suggesting that he might have contributed to Democrats to win favor for his project. “I’m a registered Republican and have given more money to Republicans than to Democrats.”

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    The executives suggested that the threat LightSquared poses to incumbent wireless carriers may help explain why the company is facing such stiff political opposition. Falcone has publicly accused Verizon and AT&T of trying to undermine the company behind the scenes, which both companies deny.
     
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    A second government official has come forward to say he was being pressured to alter his testimony.


    LightSquared: Second Witness Rejects White House Testimony


     
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    Um......here are your words after supposedly reading your own cited article:

    second government official has come forward to say he was being pressured to alter his testimony.

    Here are his own words, cut and pasted in the body of your post from the article: Russo called the White House efforts to alter his testimony “guidance rather than pressure.”

    See the difference there, 13?

    Or is there some way I can repeat what you said he said and what he actually said to make it still clearer to you?
     
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    Distinction without a difference, and what happens if you don't follow the guidance?


    Especially with Obama and his friends and campaign bundlers as investors?


    You do know about the technical concerns that using this bandwidth this way could cause problems for our GPS systems?
     
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