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Father of Koch Brothers Helped Build Nazi Oil Refinery

The father of the billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch helped construct a major oil refinery in Nazi Germany that was personally approved by Adolf Hitler, according to a new history of the Kochs and other wealthy families.

The book, “Dark Money,” by Jane Mayer, traces the rise of the modern conservative movement through the activism and money of a handful of rich donors: among them Richard Mellon Scaife, an heir to the Mellon banking fortune, and Harry and Lynde Bradley, brothers who became wealthy in part from military contracts but poured millions into anti-government philanthropy.

But the book is largely focused on the Koch family, stretching back to its involvement in the far-right John Birch Society and the political and business activities of the father, Fred C. Koch, who found some of his earliest business success overseas in the years leading up to World War II. One venture was a partnership with the American Nazi sympathizer William Rhodes Davis, who, according to Ms. Mayer, hired Mr. Koch to help build the third-largest oil refinery in the Third Reich, a critical industrial cog in Hitler’s war machine.

The episode is not mentioned in an online history published by Koch Industries, the company that Mr. Koch later founded and passed on to his sons.

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Jan 12, 2016, 07:31 AM (3 replies)

Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

You’d be forgiven if the phrase “Portland goes green with innovative water pipes” doesn’t immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that’s exactly what Oregon’s largest city has done by partnering with a company called Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through its pipes.

Portland has replaced a section of its existing water supply network with Lucid Energy pipes containing four forty-two inch turbines. As water flows through the pipes, the turbines spin and power attached generators, which then feed energy back into the city’s electrical grid. Known as the “Conduit 3 Hydroelectric Project,” Portland’s new clean energy source is scheduled to be up and running at full capacity in March. According to a Lucid Energy FAQ detailing the partnership, this will be the “first project in the U.S. to secure a 20-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for renewable energy produced by in-pipe hydropower in a municipal water pipeline."

A short promotional video describes the technology and benefits involved in harnessing energy from municipal water pipelines:


How will the crazies be threatened by this technology?
Wind either kills birds or generates too much noise or too much wind.
Solar will suck up all the energy from the sun.
Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 8, 2016, 10:41 AM (7 replies)

A host on FOX (the king of fake) accuses Obama of faking tears

Fox host: President Obama put a ‘raw onion’ in his podium so he could cry fake tears for kids killed by guns

ox News host Andrea Tantaros suggested on Tuesday President Barack Obama had used a “raw onion” to produce fake tears for shooting victims during his press conference on gun violence.

Following Obama’s announcement that he was taking executive action to expand background checks and gun safety measures, the hosts of Outnumbered argued that the president was violating the separation of powers doctrine in the U.S. Constitution.

But it was the president’s emotional reaction while speaking about gun violence in Chicago that irked host Melissa Francis.

“What was really upsetting was the tears that he wiped away again and again,” Francis opined. “You want that for — I mean, we feel frighten about what’s going on with ISIS. And he can’t pull that kind of passion for anything about this.”


I guess they just assume everything is fake because they have created so much fake information.

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Jan 6, 2016, 11:26 AM (6 replies)

Your out in the snow up to your waist and this happens...

Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Jan 1, 2016, 03:19 PM (7 replies)

This Map Shows What Each State Googled More Than Any Other in 2015

Using data from Google Trends, they identified the term each state Googled more than any other state over the course of the year.

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Dec 31, 2015, 08:00 AM (11 replies)

They're Back!

Reply only if you know what I am talking about.

The holiday weekend was so nice!

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Dec 29, 2015, 11:54 AM (4 replies)

Observation: The viral Bernie posters have taken the weekend off.

Scrolling through the latest posts, I don't see the volume of divisive threads as usual. Evidently they all took the holiday weekend off. It almost DU as normal.

Just an observation, that's all.

Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Dec 26, 2015, 10:41 AM (20 replies)

Northwest Missouri State beats Shepherd 34-7, wins Division II national championship

The Bearcats’ top-ranked defense held Shepherd scoreless in the first half

It’s the Bearcats’ fifth national title in program history

The crowd of 16,181 fans at Sporting Park set a Division II championship-game record

Eight months before the season, in the midst of an offseason workout program, Northwest Missouri State football coach Adam Dorrel shared his expectations for 2015. On paper, he told his players, the Bearcats were a 7-4 football team.

The statement wasn’t a prediction as much as an utterance that he felt reflected reality after the Bearcats had lost 22 seniors.

But it was a bit off. The final tally came in Saturday afternoon: 15-0.

Northwest Missouri State won its fifth Division II national championship in school history Saturday, when it routed Shepherd (W.Va.) 34-7 at Sporting Park. The soccer-turned-football venue set a Division II national championship-game record with a crowd of 16,181 fans — a rather high percentage of them wearing green and white.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/sports/college/article50699370.html#storylink=cpy

Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Dec 22, 2015, 09:09 AM (0 replies)

Isn't it amazing how these rich criminals always have hoodies when arrested

They walk around in their suit and ties or polo shirt and jeans until they are arrested. It always seems they get arrested when they put a hoodie on.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Dec 21, 2015, 08:47 AM (10 replies)

Shkreli, CEO Reviled for Drug Price Gouging, Arrested on Securities Fraud Charges

32-year-old suspected of plundering Retrophin to pay debts

A boyish drug company entrepreneur, who rocketed to infamy by jacking up the price of a life-saving pill from $13.50 to $750, was arrested by federal agents at his Manhattan home early Thursday morning on securities fraud related to a firm he founded.

Martin Shkreli, 32, ignited a firestorm over drug prices in September and became a symbol of defiant greed. The federal case against him has nothing to do with pharmaceutical costs, however. Prosecutors in Brooklyn charged him with illegally taking stock from Retrophin Inc., a biotechnology firm he started in 2011, and using it to pay off debts from unrelated business dealings. He was later ousted from the company, where he’d been chief executive officer, and sued by its board.

In the case that closely tracks that suit, federal prosecutors accused Shkreli of engaging in a complicated shell game after his defunct hedge fund, MSMB Capital Management, lost millions. He is alleged to have made secret payoffs and set up sham consulting arrangements. A New York lawyer, Evan Greebel, was also arrested early Thursday. He's accused of conspiring with Shkreli in part of the scheme.


Hope he rots in jail.
Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Dec 17, 2015, 09:56 AM (1 replies)
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