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11 Things The Koch Brothers Don't Want You To Know, From Robert Greenwald's Newly Updated Documentary


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The poster boys for the top 1 percent are even worse than you thought.



   

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 5:09 am
Noted, thanks Cal.
 

Terry King (113)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 5:30 am
Both the Koch brothers and the Walton family have greatly enriched themselves at the expense of our Planet and all its inhabitants.
 

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 6:36 am
Noted
 

Barry AWAY T (937)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 8:01 am
Good article about bad people - evil people, actually.

Noted- thanks much!
 

Barry AWAY T (937)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 8:02 am
noted - thanks much!
 

Patrick D (344)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 11:33 am
As my union member Dad would say: "They are the scum of the Earth."

Smart dad, huh? :)
 

Janet R (38)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 1:06 pm
Bastards
 

pam w (139)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 1:12 pm
I really LOATHE these men...and their fellow OLIGARCHS.
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 1:44 pm
You might call them the salt of the earth --- based solely on the number of blood pressures they have raised and how high (certainly mine included, many times over!)
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 1:49 pm
Noted. Thanks for the info, Cal.
What a network of ultra-right organizations; beginning with the John Birch Society. Anything having to do with that group tells you it's a racist, elitist mob. There's Americans For Prosperity, (NOT prosperity for the 99%, though), and ALEC.....the issues of Citizens United, donations to universities & funding of charter school bills, voter I.D. laws they want to eliminate masses of people from voting. They also want to eliminate the minimum wage and Social Security. A bulk of their money comes from gas & oil & tar sands. Could they be any worse?
 

Dianne D (490)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 2:11 pm
They will certainly spend and eternity in hell.
 

Gene J (287)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 2:42 pm
"The brothers inherited the seed money for their holdings from their father Fred Koch, who made his first fortune building oil pipelines for the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin in the 1930s. Back in the states, Fred Koch supported racial segregation and white supremacist groups like the John Birch Society. "

Actually, I already did know all that. It is important to know and recognize those who would take freedoms away from all but themselves. That little bit above does prove one old adage, that the apples do not fall from the tree. What a legacy these two will leave having almost singlehandedly destroyed the environment we all depend on for life. I bet they have people working on their own version of Elysium now, for when this environment becomes too toxic to support life. I hope it doesn't work. I know that's mean, but I just can't make myself find any compassion for two of the most evil men the planet has ever seen. And that is saying a lot, I know. Which doesn't make it any the less true.
 

Mary D (47)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 4:10 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 5:17 pm
Lower than pond scum; and they keep getting lower. Thanks for the article, Cal.
 

SusanAWAY Allen (219)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 5:35 pm
Noted and shared. All I can do is shake my head. Scum of the earth doesn't even begin to describe these two pieces of unadulterated shit! A pox on their house! I wish only the very worst things for these two and their families and offspring. We do not need anymore little Kochs running around.
 

David C (75)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 5:54 pm
thanks, fortunately knew them all
 

Robert B (55)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 6:11 pm
Vile! They are a waste of space.
 

Freya H (345)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 7:56 pm
The Kook Brothers and the Waltons - and those who think and act like them - are the rottenest, vilest vermin. People like them give the super-wealthy a horrid name they cannot live down.
 

Gary L (138)
Tuesday May 20, 2014, 8:47 pm
the question is what do we the people do to restore our countries path forward for the 99%
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 12:40 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 12:45 am
A truly odious pair.
 

Louise D (44)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 5:33 am
There is also the most important fact about the Koch brothers except for the fact it was the worst name for porn stars is that they are best described as stupid little puffy rat-midget cotton-tushed cootie infested freaks of nature poo poo headed monstrosities of the seventh layer of heck pee pee breathed dookie eating pig loving crab like bow legged creepy ass bulbous headed smaller than a bread box hollow brained weasel licking intestine shaped bacon wrapped no soap using squid slurping botulism growing crotch scratching one balled accidentally birthed filth spreading juice producing greasy palmed fart leaking ball of crap shaped like men.
 

Betty K (304)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 7:44 am
Now I would think that there must be at least twelve evil things they don't want us to know. What bastards!
 

Debra G (0)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 8:10 am
Easy boycott of their Georgia-Pacific brands:
Toilet Paper: Angel Soft, Quilted Northern, Soft N, Gentle

Paper Towels: Brawny, Sparkle, Mardi Gras

Napkins: Mardi Gras, Vanity Fair, Zee

And Dixie - paper cups and plates, etc.
 

Elle B (81)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 8:48 am
Need to get off the KOCH. . .but very difficult when it's even in our underwear (LYCRA Fiber) ... toilet paper (GEORGIA-PACIFIC). . .vehicles. . . roads. . .roofs(ASPHALT). . .cars . . .carpets. . . cookware. . .electronics. . .furniture. . . (STAINMASTER/TEFLON et al). . .food supply (nitrogen fertilizers (one of the largest producers--nitrogen handy for explosives too, food wrapping/containers, cattle ranches...and more). . .commodities investment company. . .a very big picture. . .
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 9:07 am
They want to repeal Obamacare, dismantle labor unions, repeal any environmental law protecting clean water and air, roll back voting rights, privatize Social Security, stop a minimum wage increase and more. They don't care about destroying the checks and balances in American democracy to get their way.

Oh no, they are as bad as I can think. I just wish more Americans would get out from behind their video games and mindless TV programs and really get a grasp of who these people are, who they are supporting, what it is they are supporting, and where it is leading our Country. Alas, not enough people take the time to become aware, in fact most these stories like this get so little viewing by C2 members who entirely overlook anything they consider "political" yet fail to see how the "political" impacts other issues they value. Even many who note the stories don't even take the time to really read and learn informational facts presented on the C2 network by other members.

I don't know how we'll ever combat these grave issues and like the stories I just place on about United States of Secrets if people don't take the time to actually read, watch, learn, and add their voice and energies to this.
United States of Secrets
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 2:50 pm
Soros and his secretive Democracy Alliance of Billionaires is a greater threat to US well-being.
 

Theresa R (79)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 3:37 pm
DUMB AND DUMBER. MONEY TALKS BULL SHIT WALKS. Thank-you for sharing,Theresa Robinson, Thank you kindly for sharing Cal
 

Kathleen M (208)
Wednesday May 21, 2014, 4:09 pm
They're both utterly despicable! May the reap what they've sown a thousand times over! The boycot has yet to touch them where it hurts, but it will, eventually. Thanks, Cal!
 

Gary L (138)
Friday May 23, 2014, 11:25 am
bob a the rightwing shill is here lets all bow
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Saturday May 24, 2014, 9:04 pm
It's one thing to be wealthy.
It's another thing to be wealthy, corrupt and immoral.
They are not redeemable.
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (82)
Saturday November 8, 2014, 8:38 am
Bernie Sanders' essay on the Koch bros was posted on AlterNet just a month before the one you've posted here, Cal.

Bernie's article is interesting because he shows how the Koch agenda & ideology have taken over the Rethug Party, issue by issue, point by point, over the last 34 years. Each position --on everything from abolishing the minimum wage to dismantling Medicaid & Social Security-- was part of David Koch's platform when he was the Libertarian Party vice-presidential candidate in 1980, a fringe party ticket that only got 1 percent of the vote, and all his proposals seemed “extremist” and “kooky” at that time. Today, so successful has been their influence in moving the Rethug Party to the extreme right, that all of these positions & objectives, once considered unthinkable, have moved into the mainstream!

Absolutely frightening! These are people who considered Reagan "much too liberal."

"According to Forbes Magazine," says Bernie, "they saw their wealth increase last year from $68 billion to $80 billion. In other words, under the “anti-business”, “socialist” and “oppressive” Obama administration, their wealth went up by $12 billion in one year." & "Now, they want to own the United States government as well."

"The truth is that the agenda of the Koch brothers is to move this country from a democratic society with a strong middle class to an oligarchic form of society in which the economic and political life of the nation are controlled by a handful of billionaire families.

Our great nation must not be hijacked by right-wing billionaires like the Koch brothers."
 
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