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Sunday, January 30, 2011

earthship koch: rec this up

earthship koch:  rec this up

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Sun Jan 30, 2011 at 02:59:36 PM PST

Follow the ekos earthship throughout the day to follow the news as thousands of protestors rally outside the Koch Bros. conference in Palm Springs.
Pictures are starting to filter in as thousands join rally and police are out in force ...
First pictures filtering in ...
Background: Read A. Siegels Koch U diary
This weekend, a gaggle of America's wealthiest and most powerful individuals are gathered in a luxurious hotel near Rancho Mirage, California.  Under the tutelage of the libertarian multi-billionaire Koch brothers, this secretive conclave gathers yet again to conspire on paths to undermine American liberties and weaken the Union to favor their special interests.  Koch University educates this elite about paths to gain even greater power for themselves at the expense of the vast majority of Americans. 

This uber-rich gang has collaborated funding astro-turf activities to provide false veneers of popular support for destructive policies, supported the creation and maintenance of 'think tanks' to drive America's policy discussion ever further to the right, and been a prime player in driving America's political discussion away from substance into distortion.
Laughing Planet last week distinguished the Koch Bros with #2 status on his list of The Dirty Dozen: Those responsible for destroying the planet
  1. Charles and David Koch, CEO and Executive VP, Koch Industries
These filthy-rich brothers have amassed a mountain of wealth as a result of their efforts. You gotta wonder if they have also bought a planet on which their descendants may live. 
With a combined worth of $43 billion, these two aging, archconservative brothers are America's leading funders of the climate-disinformation machine. By perpetuating the use of fossil fuels, they in turn fuel their sprawling empire of oil refineries and pipelines — the second-largest private corporation in the country.
A view from across the street .
The police guard the tyrants' fortress.
Reports just in that codepink protestors have been arrested but it appears staged.

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