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2010-10-18 09:20:00

GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A War Profiteer March will be held in Greenwich CT on Saturday Oct. 23, starting at 12:30 pm at the US Post Office at Greenwich Avenue and Arch Streets, passing through the downtown and then to the home of Steven R. Loranger, Chairman, President and CEO of ITT Corp. ITT is one of the top ten US military contractors and makers of bomb and missile release systems for drones of the type being used in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The 11 New York and...

2006-03-02 12:31:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation that would punish government contractors for profiteering and cronyism was introduced on Thursday by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats. The new bill also aims to punish war profiteers with tough penalties and to "force real competition" in bidding for lucrative federal contracts, Reid said in a statement. Democrats have been critical of contracts awarded to companies for the reconstruction of Iraq and the U.S. Gulf Coast after...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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