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  •  I wonder what is (1+ / 0-)
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    the Beck = Koch connection ?


    thanks bernardpliers,
    you given me another topic to research.


    Where's the Note?    -- SEIU

    by jamess on Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 03:10:43 PM PST

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    •   and the research begins ... (1+ / 0-)
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      Glenn Beck, Rupert Murdoch and the Koch brothers - are these the guys who have the answers?
      By Joyce Pines - Kalamazoo Gazette -- Sep 07, 2010,

      [...]
      But David and Charles Koch are not content just to get rich. No, they appear to have decided to work behind the scenes to remake America in such a way as to allow them to continue to get richer without having to worry about things like paying much in taxes or dealing with pesky environmental regulations.

      Quietly, they are spending millions on lobbyists to insure that nothing gets passed into law that will get in their way.

      Their politics, according to Mayer, is not just right-wing Republican, they are actually Libertarian. David ran for vice president on the Libertarian ticket in 1980. The platform called for the abolition of the FBI, CIA, federal regulatory agencies, the end of Social Security, minimum wage laws, gun control and all personal and corporate income taxes. It proposed the legalization of prostitution, recreational drugs and suicide, Mayer reported. It advocated that government should be reduced to one function: the protection of individual rights.

      http://www.mlive.com/...


      Where's the Note?    -- SEIU

      by jamess on Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 03:27:05 PM PST

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    •  Beck DOES know Koch ... (1+ / 0-)
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      and it looks like Beck is pushing the Koch Agenda:

      Beck credits oil magnate Charles Koch during rant parodying An Inconvenient Truth
      by Oliver Willis, mediamatters -- June 29, 2010

      During Beck's latest bizarre parody/rant today about GDP and Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth, you may have missed him acknowledging the source of his information.


      Beck said, "I want to thank Charles Koch for this information." Who is Charles Koch? Beck never said, but Charles Koch is the CEO and president of Koch Industries. Koch is also a co-founder of the conservative Cato Institute (Cato Institute representatives have appeared earlier this year on Beck advocating the privatization of Social Security and Medicare).

      Koch Industries is in the manufacturing industry and is heavily involved in the petroleum, chemicals and energy sectors. Forbes magazine currently ranks Koch as the second largest private company in America. In 2000, Koch Industries was ordered to pay a "record fine" by the EPA and the Justice Department for claims resulting from "more than 300 oil spills from its pipelines and oil facilities in six states."


      Where's the Note?    -- SEIU

      by jamess on Fri Jan 14, 2011 at 03:34:30 PM PST

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