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http://susiebright.blogs.com/susie_brights_journal_/2009/10/rape-case-forces-halvote against halitliburton-into-the-open-but-30-senators-vote-against-it-.html
another link http://digg.com/politics/30_GOP_Senators_Vote_to_Defend_Gang_Rape
rape Case Forces Halliburton Into the Open— But 30 Senators Vote Against It

30 GOP Senators Vote to Defend Gang Rape

alternet.org — A new low, by any account: It is stunning that 30 Republican members of the United States Senate would vote to protect a corporation, in this case Halliburton/KBR, over a woman who was gang raped. The details from Think Progress.. Offering Ms. Jones legal relief was Senator Al Franken of Minnesota who offered an amendment to the 2010 Defense

Jamie-Leigh-Jones-001 "The [anti-rape] legislation passed the Senate with a clear majority but 30 Republican members voted against it, including the former presidential candidate John McCain.

"Among the objections were claims that the government had no business interfering in a private contract between a company and its workers."


read more via detailed backstory at www.guardian.co.u

"When [Jamie Leigh Jones] awoke the next morning still affected by the drug, she found her body naked and severely bruised, with lacerations to her vagina and anus, blood running down her leg, her breast implants ruptured and her pectoral muscles torn‚ which would later require reconstructive surgery. Upon walking to the rest room, she passed out again," the papers say.

"Jones was treated by a US army doctor who gave forensic evidence to company officials. She says the firm placed her under guard in a shipping container and she was released only after her father asked the US embassy to intervene. (I wonder how he even found out?)


"When the forensic evidence was handed to investigators two years later, crucial photographs and notes were missing.

"Jones says she identified one of the men who attacked her after he confessed, but that Halliburton/KBR prevented her from taking legal action against him or the company by pointing to a clause in her contract requiring disputes to go to arbitration.

"This year, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) proposed an amendment that would deny defense contracts to companies that ask employees to sign away the right to sue. Ya think?


It passed, but it wasn't the slam dunk comic pundit Jon Stewart on the Daily Show expected. Instead the amendment received 30 nay votes all from Republicans.


"I understand we're a divided country, some disagreements on health care. How is ANYONE against this?" Stewart asked.



More from the video clip on Jon Stewart's Daily Show.





Here's the 30 Senators who think Halliburton should do whatever they want if it's in the fine print:



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)


Jason Linkins has more on the senator's "reasoning."



Each one of these senators needs to receive a bronze plaque with the following engraved memo: "How To Prevent Rape." Read it all. It's the first list I ever read that has a toehold in reality.

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rosco 357


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i have posted on this. and have posted the vid of al franken interviewing one of the officials and i think the women, she was terribly abused, the company said she had her day in court, well her day in court as i remember has been 4 years in court to try to have a day in court, so they count her trying to bring this to court as her day in court, they use arbitration, u may have seen my post of franken in the
the committee and he asked tough questions. this girl had to have reconstructive surgery, of course the vote in the senate will be a matter of public record.. when i posted the al franken committee Q and A i did not know what company this was. if i find the vid i posted i will post the url to it here, just goes to show never sign ur legal rights away, i personally hope she can sue them. what she has endured is serious stuff, but she has been able to testify before congress, so maybe something will happen, im not surprised by any of this.

gypsy


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I Say same shame on these Senators,what if it were their daughter?

I guess at the time they were protecting Haliburton,the Vice presidents company(Cheney ) at the time..I think his granddaughter own it now or is it his daughter?

I hope she gets her real day in court an wins against this crime~/Criminals/including the Senators.

rosco 357


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well i hope the women gets her day in court, but dont put so much importance in Haliburton,
seems u are obsessed with that company and it wearing thin, i dont think my 2 senators that were one of the 30 would vote for anything but for a reason, or a principle, some law suits do carry it to far, maybe that was in their mind.to politicize the senators because of the name of the company ,. well we just dont know, frankly im tired of seeing post on Haliburton,

gypsy


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no i am not obsessed with Haliburton just check up on all the moneyillegaly this company got from the war in Iraq~ an now this tragedy~

gypsy


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Al Franken the video about the KBR Gang Rape before senate

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rosco 357 wrote:well i hope the women gets her day in court, but dont put so much importance in Haliburton,
seems u are obsessed with that company and it wearing thin, i dont think my 2 senators that were one of the 30 would vote for anything but for a reason, or a principle, some law suits do carry it to far, maybe that was in their mind.to politicize the senators because of the name of the company ,. well we just dont know, frankly im tired of seeing post on Haliburton,

I agree Rosco, the names Bush and Haliburton, are getting to be very old boring news.. The latest feeling is Obama is using Bush as a scape goat due to the fact he is accomplishing NOTHING....getting pretty obvious Obama has no plan nor control..People don't want to hear excusses they want results...

gypsy


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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/07/meet-the-senators-who-vot_n_312976.html



The Huffington Post October 22, 2009


Al Franken Admendment bill Passes 68-30

the senators were listed in another post

I think that all homo sapiens can understand how the mere thought of an organization that receives government money through contract mechanisms being tangentially involved in setting up a fake tax shelter for a fake pimp and his fake prostitution ring of fake prostitutes can justifiably lead to lawmakers going absolutely cross-eyed with white-hot, impotent rage. But what happens when a similarly taxpayer-endowed contractor attempts to cover up employee-on-employee gang rape by locking up the victim in a shipping container without food and water and threatening her with reprisals if she report the incident? Somehow, it doesn't engender the same level of anger!

Credit new Senator Al Franken however, for introducing an amendment to the Defense Appropriations bill that would punish contractors if they "restrict their employees from taking workplace sexual assault, battery and discrimination cases to court." You'd think that this would be a no-brainer, actually, but that didn't stop Jeff Sessions from labeling Franken's effort a "political attack directed at Halliburton." Franken, of course, pointed out that his amendment would apply broadly, to all contractors, because otherwise, 'twould be a bill of attainder, right? Right?


Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/10/07/meet-the-senators-who-vot_n_312976.html

rosco 357


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well we will see, and i may have posted this opinion, but i think al franken is going to make a better senator than i first thought, no matter his party affiliation. i think it is good to have senators that will stand up and look out for the little guy.. i cant see my senators doing that although they very well may have..

gypsy


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I think he will also Rosco I like him AL Franken

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