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LWW
02-23-2011, 04:48 PM
Isn't it amazing that a family which is an American success story has become so demonized, and become a family who by the mere statement of their names can send the far left into head spinning fits?

In fact, the Kochs are everything the left claims a good citizen should be, but since they are libertarians who believe in the greatness of America the far left despises them ... while at the same time deifying Gyorgy Soros, who is exactly they claim is wrong with capitalism.

Yes, the far left is a curious crew.

Things our esteemed leftists won't find on their morning spoon, the Kochs:

1 - For some background, the family is a rags to riches story that made their fortune initially from developing a far more efficient ... and eco friendly ... means of refining petroleum.

2 - Spent $100,000,000.00 of their own money to found the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research ... one of the world's leading cancer research centers.

3 - Spent their own money to build the David H. Koch Theater for ballet and opera as part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

4 - Spent $6,000,000.00 of their own money to refurbish the University of Wichita Field House.

5 - With their own money funded the American Ballet Theater.

6 - With their own money funded the New York City Ballet.

7 - With their own money funded the Lincoln Center.

8 - With their own money funded the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

9 - With their own money funded the American Museum of Natural History.

10 - Founded the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation (1953).

11 - Founded the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation (1980).

12 - Founded the David H. Koch Foundation.

13 Founded the Koch Cultural Trust.

14 - Founded the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation.

15 - Have made over $200,000,000.00 in known charitable donations.

This is who the left hates ... but, in their defense, they were told to hate them.

LWW <--- Presenting TRUTH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_brothers) as a counter balance to the regime's campaign of hate.

Soflasnapper
02-23-2011, 06:15 PM
Charitable contributions (of their inherited money) are laudable, but Eva Peron did similar things, and John D. Rockefeller did similar things, to hide their greed and financial crimes, so...

Then there's this, which looks like the Koch boys are gaming Wisconsin to get a no-bid (corupt) purchase of Wisconsin's publicly funded and owned power plants.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> WisCONsin -- or: Koch is the new Enron
The big story begins here by way of Corrente. Basically, Governor Walker of Wisconsin wants to sell state-owned power plants to private owners -- without bidding. No bid contracts = CORRUPTION. As one Corrente comment puts it:

Buying up existing power plants is one of the major operations of Koch Industries and this explains their sudden interest in Wisconsin - an opportunity to expand their empire on the cheap.

The provision eliminates all oversight of these no-bid sales.

Until now, I thought Walker was an ideologue. Incorrect. He's in it for the money. That's why Walker ginned up the ersatz state budget "shortfall" in the first place.

Are you starting to see the bigger picture?

Salon has published a strange article claiming that Koch does not own power plants. Wrong.

Here's the part Salon doesn't tell you. Koch industries is the leading partner in a firm called Entergy-Koch, LP, described as

a new wholesale trading, transportation and marketing company based in Houston...

The firm was "new" as of 2001.

EKLP, a privately held company formed by subsidiaries of Entergy Corporation and Koch Industries, Inc., delivers, markets and trades power, natural gas and other energy-related commodities, including weather derivatives, through wholly owned subsidiaries Axia Energy, LP, Axia Energy Europe Ltd., and Gulf South Pipeline Company, LP.

Now check out this bio of the former head of Entergy:

he was responsible for Entergy’s 30,000 megawatts of generation assets, including 73 gas/oil-fired plants, 10 nuclear plants, 6 coal-fired plants...

Given the heavy Koch investment in pro-Walker propaganda (at this moment, you can see Koch-funded ads all over Huffington Post), you know that EKLP plans to profit from Walker's no-bid contracts.

Oh -- you should note that in 2004, Merrill-Lynch bought the energy trading aspect of Entergy-Koch. Nowadays, Merrill Lynch is, of course, the "wealth management" division of Bank of America. Hmm. You think maybe this is what Assange has on B of A...?

At any rate, we now have a fairly good idea of what's really going on...

This is the California energy crisis all over again. Frankly, I've suspected for a while now that the wheeler-dealers were going to make a stab at repeating the Enron scenario.

A big clue came in this very important 2008 story. You may have seen it before: The piece is about Axelrod's side company ASK, which uses "astro-turf" tactics to manipulate public opinion and to create a false impression of grassroots support for policies that only a big, heartless corporation could love. The really funky stuff hits you on page 2:

ASK's relationship with ComEd goes back much further: The Chicago-based utility says ASK has been an adviser since at least 2002. ASK's workload picked up in 2005, as the Exelon subsidiary was nearing the end of a 10-year rate freeze and preparing to ask state regulators for higher electricity prices. Based on ASK's advice, ComEd formed Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity (CORE) to win support.

One TV commercial, penned by ASK, warned of a ComEd bankruptcy and blackouts without a rate hike: "A few years ago, California politicians seized control of electric rates. They held rates down, but the true cost of energy kept rising. Soon the electric company went bust; the lights went out. Consumers had to pay for the mess. Now, some people in Illinois are playing the same game." CORE, which describes itself on its Web site as "a coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations," was identified as the ad's sponsor. After a complaint was filed with state regulators, ComEd acknowledged that it had bankrolled the entire $15 million effort.

The message seemed effective...

This "effective" message spun reality on its head. That's not what happened in California.

Yes, electricity rates skyrocketed and rolling blackouts occurred in 2001 -- but not because "politicians seized control." Quite the opposite: Politicians deregulated energy.

I'll say again what I've said before. Hell, I may even give these words a permanent place on the masthead: Deregulation invites crooks to take over, just as crooks would take over your town if all the cops disappeared.

In California, the blackouts and high prices occurred not because rates didn't match the "true cost" of energy. Just the opposite. Wikipedia, surprisingly, has it right:

California had a shortage of electricity caused by market manipulations and illegal shutdowns of pipelines by Texas energy consortiums.

The key conspirator was Enron. They were in the "energy trading" business -- just like Entergy-Koch.

Incidentally, although everyone now agrees that the California crisis was fabricated, there was a time -- as recently as seven-or-so years ago -- when anyone who made that claim was castigated as...wait for it...a "conspiracy theorist." Back then, anyone who told the truth about the crisis had to endure ever-so-clever references to tin foil headgear. We also suffered through the usual pop psyche drivel: "Conspiracy theorists search for simplistic answers in a complex world..."

Then we got audio recordings proving that Enron schemers planned the whole thing.

Incidentally, here's the Cato version of history: "Did Enron Pillage California?" Since the Kochs fund Cato, you know what the answer will be before you read the article. Also see here.

By the way -- am I the only one who recalls that, even as the blackouts walloped California, the internet pundits and the cable news talking heads overflowed with Axelrodian "astroturfed" commentary pushing for still more energy deregulation in other states? States like Wisconsin? Because, y'know, that trick worked out soooo freaking well in the Golden State...

The exposure of Enron may have set those schemes back a decade. But now it's time for Enron II: The Kochtopus Strikes!

Time has passed, and Axelrodian propaganda trickery has made many people forget what really went down in California. So go ahead. Call me a conspiracy theorist. Offer your bon mots about foil chapeaus. I'll stand my ground: They're gonna pull the same shit again.

The Wisconsin face-off ultimately is not about unions, and it isn't about libertarian ideology. Bend over, rate-payers in the Midwest: You are about to get (Ken) Lay-ed...by a big, bad Koch.</div></div>

Links are live in the original, here (http://cannonfire.blogspot.com/2011/02/wisconsin-or-koch-is-new-enron.html)

JohnnyD
02-23-2011, 07:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: LWW</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Isn't it amazing that a family which is an American success story has become so demonized, and become a family who by the mere statement of their names can send the far left into head spinning fits?

In fact, the Kochs are everything the left claims a good citizen should be, but since they are libertarians who believe in the greatness of America the far left despises them ... while at the same time deifying Gyorgy Soros, who is exactly they claim is wrong with capitalism.

Yes, the far left is a curious crew.

Things our esteemed leftists won't find on their morning spoon, the Kochs:

1 - For some background, the family is a rags to riches story that made their fortune initially from developing a far more efficient ... and eco friendly ... means of refining petroleum.

2 - Spent $100,000,000.00 of their own money to found the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research ... one of the world's leading cancer research centers.

3 - Spent their own money to build the David H. Koch Theater for ballet and opera as part of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

4 - Spent $6,000,000.00 of their own money to refurbish the University of Wichita Field House.

5 - With their own money funded the American Ballet Theater.

6 - With their own money funded the New York City Ballet.

7 - With their own money funded the Lincoln Center.

8 - With their own money funded the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

9 - With their own money funded the American Museum of Natural History.

10 - Founded the Fred C. and Mary R. Koch Foundation (1953).

11 - Founded the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation (1980).

12 - Founded the David H. Koch Foundation.

13 Founded the Koch Cultural Trust.

14 - Founded the Claude R. Lambe Charitable Foundation.

15 - Have made over $200,000,000.00 in known charitable donations.

This is who the left hates ... but, in their defense, they were told to hate them.

LWW &lt;--- Presenting TRUTH (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_brothers) as a counter balance to the regime's campaign of hate. </div></div>Once again you have proven beyond any doubt that you are the slayer of myth's.The truth will set them free.

LWW
02-24-2011, 04:38 AM
And?

LWW

LWW
02-24-2011, 04:39 AM
For that to happen JohnnyD they must love the truth, so many on the far left hate the truth.

LWW

LWW
05-03-2012, 08:21 AM
Bumped for the haters edification.