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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:20 AM

"I Want My Fair Share and THAT'S ALL OF IT" - Greg Palast

According to the transcript of the secretly recorded tape, Charles Koch was chuckling like a six-year old. Koch was having a hell of a laugh over pilfering a few hundred dollars' worth of oil from a couple of dirt-poor Indians on the Osage Reservation.

Why did Koch, worth about $3 billion at the time (now $20 billion) need to boost a few bucks from some Indian in a trailer home? Koch answered:

"I want my fair share – and that's all of it."

Now "all of it" includes a pipeline, the Keystone XL, which would run the world's filthiest oil, crude made from tar sands, down from Canada to his family's refinery on the Gulf Coast of Texas.

Problem: the Keystone XL tar-oil tube would endanger the largest US water sources, vastly increase pollution in the USA and measurably heat the planet.


http://www.nationofchange.org/i-want-my-fair-share-and-s-all-it-1360943988

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Reply "I Want My Fair Share and THAT'S ALL OF IT" - Greg Palast (Original post)
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 OP
wtmusic Feb 2013 #1
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #2
wtmusic Feb 2013 #3
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #4
JNelson6563 Feb 2013 #5
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #6
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #7
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #8
Cooley Hurd Feb 2013 #9
Rhiannon12866 Feb 2013 #10
JNelson6563 Feb 2013 #11

Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:27 AM

1. Where's the transcript?

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:32 AM

2. Click on the link:

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:43 AM

3. Sorry I just get a square piece of torn paper

Is that supposed to link to something else?

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Response to wtmusic (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 03:46 AM

4. Sorry, that's the only part of it he included...



Here's more on it:
Koch And Native-American Reservation Oil Theft
http://blog.ourfuture.org/20120309/Koch_And_Native-American_Reservation_Oil_Theft_

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 06:37 AM

5. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

This quote you provide is in the book by Palast which is superb.

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #5)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 07:26 AM

6. Well, that's what he called this article and I am familiar with the book...

Greg Palast is one of my favorites, is one of the best that there is...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:33 AM

7. Koch Indutries should be shunned and boycotted! And there's an app for it!

 

I just found it in the google play store - it's called "Koch Scanner". Just downloaded it and will give it a test drive. I'll let you know how it works.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2012/06/18/microsoft-programmer-turned-democrat-politician-plans-anti-koch-brothers-smartphone-app/



<snip>
You didn’t know that, did you? Neither did Darcy Burner, a Democrat running for Washington state’s 1st Congressional District seat — but once she learned how many household products are manufactured by the conservative billionaires’ companies, she decided to take action.

“Our democracy has been bought and sold by people like the Kochs,” Burner said, citing the Citizens United ruling that allows tax exempt nonprofits like Americans for Prosperity, founded by David Koch, to donate anonymously in unlimited amounts to candidates and causes. “When I’m out talking to voters, they say they want a way to take action.”

At her recent Netroots Nation keynote address, Burner pitched her plan of action to an audience of progressive bloggers: a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe bar codes to check whether the Kochs, or other right-wing supporters, are behind a product on the shelves.

Harvard computer science grad Burner has some experience with all things tech herself: she spent years as a programmer at Microsoft and Lotus before entering politics. Her 2012 Congressional bid will mark her third attempt to represent a swath of suburban Seattle popular with fellow techies.

She put her expertise to use designing a mock interface for the app (above). Now she’s just waiting on the right team to build the back end.
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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:40 AM

8. When can we get this?!

I don't like Brawny, anyway, all those grinning lumberjacks creep me out, especially when they sing...

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:42 AM

9. It's on the Google Play Store. Just download the app called "Koch Scanner"

 

I'm trying it out now...

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 09:44 AM

10. Really?! I still have to search for GasBuddy, even though it says it's "installed..."

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:30 PM

11. My dear, please make this an OP in GD!

Excellent informational post!

Julie

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