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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:02 PM

However dangerous & insidious you think the Koch Bros influence is, it's MUCH worse...

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The Themis Machine

As if their billions, their think tanks, lawyers, fronts and political action fund were not enough to scare the bejeezus out of politicians, there is Themis. Themis, created by the Kochs, is the nationís most sophisticated, detailed database on every American living, surpassing the most demonic dreams of the FBI.

Themis, for example, knows the last time you, Jack, downloaded porn.

Given their power and their Themis, is it really possible for a few greenies and some fact-afflicted scientists to stop the Kochs from jamming their pipeline right up our aquifers?

Absolutely. Indeed, thatís the only way it will be stopped, because the Kochs have already put the politicians in their pipe and smoked them.



MUCH MORE from Greg Palast on the Kochs and the XL Pipeline...

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/only-you-can-stop-the-xl-keystone-pipeline

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ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 OP
MotherPetrie Feb 2013 #1
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #3
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #12
MuseRider Feb 2013 #2
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #5
MuseRider Feb 2013 #7
Initech Feb 2013 #4
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #6
upaloopa Feb 2013 #8
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #9
upaloopa Feb 2013 #10
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2013 #11

Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:07 PM

1. Gawd... I think I'm too sick to read the rest of the article

 

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Response to MotherPetrie (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:12 PM

3. MORE about "Themis" from November 2011...

The secretive oil billionaires the Koch brothers are close to launching a nationwide database connecting millions of Americans who share their anti-government and libertarian views, a move that will further enhance the tycoons' political influence and that could prove significant in next year's presidential election.

The database will give concrete form to the vast network of alliances that David and Charles Koch have cultivated over the past 20 years on the right of US politics. The brothers, whose personal wealth has been put at $25bn each, were a major force behind the creation of the tea party movement and enjoy close ties to leading conservative politicians, financiers, business people, media figures and US supreme court judges.

The voter file was set up by the Kochs 18 months ago with $2.5m of their seed money, and is being developed by a hand-picked team of the brothers' advisers. It has been given the name Themis, after the Greek goddess who imposes divine order on human affairs.

In classic Koch style, the project is being conducted in great secrecy. Karl Crow, a Washington-based lawyer and Koch adviser who is leading the development, did not respond to requests for comment. Nor did media representatives for Koch Industries, the brothers' global energy company based in Wichita, Kansas.

MORE...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/07/koch-brothers-database-2012-election

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:14 PM

12. Wow! this is the first I have read of this! nt

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:11 PM

2. They run our state.

Next time people want to hurt on Kansas remember, they are here and they are in charge. Do we have stupid people, yes. Do we have a lot of fundies? No more than anywhere else, about midway in the numbers. Do we have a constant ALEC, Koch brothers presence? Yes we do, everywhere in every office and up Brownbacks patootie.

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:14 PM

5. They mean to own, control, and run this entire country....

...unless they're stopped.

Then what do we have? A monarchy? A plutocracy? A fascist dictatorship? Maybe all of those. But what we don't have and won't have is anything resembling a Democratic Republic. Nowhere near it.

Somehow these guys slimy tentacles need trimming. Soon.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:21 PM

7. I could not agree more. n/t

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:13 PM

4. The two single most disgusting excuses for human beings on the planet.

Their greed knows no boundaries. How have they not been arrested and investigated for treason yet?

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:21 PM

6. I agree.

They need to be STOPPED. Insidious bastard psychopaths.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:30 PM

8. I don't find Palast trust worthy.

He was a big hit in 2000 for his coverage of the selection but since then it has been one scare story after another.
He said we surely would lose the last election because of right wing dirty tricks.
There are others but I can't recall them off the top of my head.

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:37 PM

9. I've seen a good bit of this info from elsewhere on the Kochs.

They are dangerous, insidious, and they need to be exposed and stopped. A few years ago, I sent a huge packet of printed info on their influence to Obama and told him that "we the people" have no voice in our own government anymore due to their influence and the influence of others like them.

Nevermind Palast. The Kochs are the issue.

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Response to ProfessionalLeftist (Reply #9)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 03:44 PM

10. I agree about the Kochs

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Response to upaloopa (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 04:04 PM

11. Bunch of stuff . . .

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