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Old 08-23-2019, 02:17 PM
 
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Half of the ultra-right wing propaganda machine is gone, will it continue?
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:47 PM
 
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Half of the ultra-right wing propaganda machine is gone, will it continue?
One thing the USA will never run out of is selfish people. I promise there will be billions in finance for the same old same old.
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Old 08-23-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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I am not going to read though this entire thread but I have no doubt that the same people who are celebrating this death are calling people out over in the RBG thread saying they are bad for hoping she isn't around long.


Like my granny used to tell us, if you can't say something nice, be quiet.

Speaking ill of the dead is just tacky.
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Old 08-23-2019, 03:44 PM
 
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Like my granny used to tell us, if you can't say something nice, be quiet.

Speaking ill of the dead is just tacky.
I rarely celebrate someone dying...and being selfish, as the Kochs are, is not a crime. It may be wrong, it may be unfortunate for our land, water, air and politics...but that is that.

Personally I wish he'd lived a long life and learned more lessons and perhaps come around. We know they didn't support Trump, for example, and they did believe in immigration being the Great American Economic accelerator.

They had already largely cut off Trump from the big bucks, preferring to manipulate, threaten and bully legislators.
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Old 08-23-2019, 04:46 PM
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It's always amazing to me how the 'Koch brothers' became such a targeted bogeyman over the past few years. I remember seeing an interview by Brian Lamb of CSPAN of a libertarian writer named Virginia Postrel around 2000. She was working for Reason, and so Brian ticked off a list of their top supporters, and asked about them. One was a Koch bro., and Brian did not know how to pronounce the name. Postrel had to pronounce it for him.

Within the next few years, the 'Koch bros' became almost synonymous with 'the devils.' Why? Who knows, all mythologies require devils and demons. By 2000 Charles and David Koch had been active for a long time. IIRC David was VP candidate for the libertarian ticket in 1980.

IMO they became bogeymen in the same manner as bell-bottom pants became popular in the 1960s or zoot suits in the 1930s.
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Old 08-23-2019, 05:04 PM
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Perhaps people will start thinking for themselves once CNN decides to become an actual news organization, a part of a truly free press, more interested in reporting real news rather than whining about some election they didn’t approve of.
Any horrible atrocities attributed to the Koch brothers pale in comparison to the fact that real journalism does not exist in this country. Nothing but propaganda pushed by bubble dwellers reading press releases.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Jacksonville, FL
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And thanks to DT/GOP new tax laws that both Koch bothers endorsed and pushed for David Koch's estate will be paying far less taxes than they otherwise would.
Good. Estates shouldn’t be taxed anyway. It was taxed when it was earned by the person who built the estate.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:58 PM
 
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He died before his Epstein stuff hit the fan.......another one gone.
Not that a guy like Koch has anything to worry about. We won't see anyone of great wealth or power taken down by the Epstein thing. That's over.

(in the Black Book, Flew with Epstein, etc).
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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Everyone dies someday. He was lucky to be rich enough to survive as long as he did.
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Old 08-23-2019, 07:04 PM
 
Location: los angeles county
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I was just watching Patriot Act, and learned that the Koch brothers were anti-public transit and had a hand in jacking up public transportation in many places.

Sounds evil to me.
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