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Post time 2005-7-24 10:43:23 |Display all floors
Two US congressmen were bribed by as low as $1,000 each. That's really cheap!
Below is the story:


CNOOC Foes Got Chevron Donations

From Dow Jones/Associated Press

July 23, 2005

Three leaders in the congressional campaign to discourage Chinese oil company CNOOC Ltd.'s acquisition of Unocal Corp. accepted campaign contributions from rival suitor Chevron Corp. in recent weeks, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Rep. Richard W. Pombo (R-Tracy), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) and Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) have been among the most vocal on Capitol Hill in criticizing CNOOC's proposed deal as anti-competitive and a threat to national security. The perception that Congress could delay or spike a CNOOC deal is viewed as a major factor in Unocal's decision to stick with Chevron despite its lower bid.

All three donations were disbursed by Chevron on June 29, about a week after CNOOC announced its bid, according to Chevron's June report to the FEC. Pombo received a contribution of $2,000, and Conrad and Inhofe each received $1,000.

Pombo — who represents San Ramon, Calif., where Chevron is based — has received $21,500 from Chevron since 1989, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Spokesmen for the lawmakers said they hadn't worked with Chevron on the issue. Chevron declined to comment on meetings with specific lawmakers.

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Post time 2005-7-25 01:23:54 |Display all floors

Maybe the USA government should do what China does...

and just buy the company. Like COSTCO shipping that is 80% owned by the Chinese government. What chance does any country have of buying COSTCO?

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Post time 2005-7-25 02:57:29 |Display all floors

Fishhead, COSTCO is a US retail company.

" Maybe the USA government should do what China does...
and just buy the company. Like COSTCO shipping that is 80% owned by the Chinese government. What chance does any country have of buying COSTCO?
2005-07-25 01:23"

Fishhead, COSTCO is a US retail company not affiliated with China. COSCO is a Chinese shipping company. Which one are you talking about?

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Post time 2005-7-25 07:59:04 |Display all floors

Myfriend, there are at least three

I think this is a good place for the fish to talk about corruption that s/he has been demanding to talk on a thread about America called "A Call to speak out".

Fish, it's time to sputter.

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Post time 2005-7-25 08:36:05 |Display all floors

myfriend, shanhuang is correct

The self-deprecating blue-collar-worker-Chicago-broker-post-stealer-all-wrapped-into-one often confuses Feng Jin as Ma Liang.

COSTCO and COSCO are as far apart as WALMART and KMART.

btw, the 1000 and 2000 donations are reported to make it seem they didn't have influence on the decisions.

I am sure there are INVISIBLE ways that the two will be repaid for what they did on the floor denouncing the deal.

In particular, this POMBO chap sounds suspiciously like the BIMBO who started his career as a stand-in comedian entertaining the top brass of oil companies aiding and abetting Bush to go to war in Iraq.

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Post time 2005-7-25 10:24:14 |Display all floors

This fish will never sputter ha ha ha

COSCO shipping is owned 80% by Chinese military. This is the largest shipping company in the world. How can this be?

What do the brave Chinese formites have to say about this?

Be brave....speak up!

It is easy to get on the band wagon and bash the USA but how about explaining to all the Chinese people how this is possible.

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Post time 2005-7-25 16:02:32 |Display all floors

re:How much does it cost to bribe a US congressman?

You could ask the president,Chen Shuibian,he maybe knows the right answer,because they do the same thing every year. Now,i have heard that some politicians in Chinese Mainland also wants to do the thing,I advise that they should consult Chen at first.

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