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philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:12pm PT
Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:17pm PT
The most recent news on Benghazi doing a google search is from Nov 5th....

WHA???
Rong, don't you mean Waaaaaaaaaa!
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:20pm PT
They will scurry and scatter in the light of truth and get squashed by the weight of facts like the KochRoaches they are.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_H._Koch

Philanthropy

Since 2000, David H. Koch Charitable Foundation have pledged or contributed more than $750 million to further cancer research, enhance medical centers, support educational institutions, sustain arts and cultural institutions, and conduct public policy studies.[20][4] Since 2006, the Chronicle of Philanthropy has listed Koch as one of the world's top 50 philanthropists.[21]

Medical research

In 1992, Koch was diagnosed with prostate cancer. He underwent radiation, surgery, and hormone therapy, but the cancer returned every time. Koch believes his experience with cancer has encouraged him to fund medical research. He says, "once you get that disease and I've had it for 20 years almost, you become a crusader to try to cure the disease not only for yourself but for other people."[15] Koch says that his biggest contributions go toward a "moon shot" campaign to finding the cure for cancer, according to his profile on Forbes.[4] Between 1998 and 2012, Koch contributed at least $395 million to medical research causes and institutions.[22]

Koch sits on the Board of Directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and has contributed $41 million to the Foundation, including $5 million to a collaborative project in the field of nanotechnology.[23] Koch is the eponym of the David H. Koch Chair of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, a position currently held by Dr. Jonathan Simons.

In 2007, he contributed $100 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to help fund the construction of a new 350,000-square-foot (33,000 m2) research and technology facility to serve as the home of the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research.[24] He has given a total of $185 million to MIT since joining the MIT Corporation in 1988.[22]
$20 million to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. The building he financed was named the David H. Koch Cancer Research Building.[25]
$30 million to the Memorial Sloan–Kettering Cancer Center in New York[26]
$25 million to the University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to establish the David Koch Center for Applied Research in Genitourinary Cancers[27]
$15 million to New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center[28]
$5 million to the House Ear Institute, in Los Angeles, to create a center for hearing restoration[21]
$25 million to the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City[29]

Arts

In July 2008, Koch pledged $100 million over 10 years to renovate the New York State Theater in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (now called the David H. Koch Theater),[30] and has pledged $10 million to renovate the outdoor fountains at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.[31]

Koch has been a trustee of the American Ballet Theater for 25 years[32] and has contributed more than $6 million to the theater.[33]

Education

Koch contributed $7 million to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) show Nova,[34] and is a contributor to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., including a $20 million gift to the American Museum of Natural History, creating the David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing and a contribution of $15 million to the National Museum of Natural History to create the new David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins, which opened on the museum's 100th anniversary of its location on the National Mall on March 17, 2010.[35] In 2012, Koch contributed US $35 million to the Smithsonian to build a new dinosaur exhibition hall at the National Museum of Natural History. [36]

Koch also financed the construction of Deerfield Academy's $68 million Koch Center for mathematics, science and technology,[37] and was named the first and only Lifetime Trustee.[37]

Koch gave $10 million to the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory[38] where he was honored with the Double Helix Medal for Corporate Leadership for supporting research that, "improves the health of people everywhere".[39]

i disagree with the man's politics. i disagree with the way he runs his chemical business as i am familiar with that as well....but even if he gave 1/1,000 of what he has, its a million times more than what you have given to society.

edit:

i will give you this philo, you probably are intimately familiar with cockroaches...
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:24pm PT
Pablo Escobar did more through charity for his people and the community he occupied than the local citizens as well.
What's your point? That giving millions to good causes absolves you of crimes?

i will give you this philo, you probably are intimately familiar with cockroaches...
I wouldn't call it intimate but I do deal with you and Rong here on StupidTorpor.


try some content libs...
Hmmm what about the 3000 new homes to be built on Occupied Palestinian Land?
Try some context squat thrust.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:31pm PT
And what would Ron do if he lived under Occupation?
rectorsquid

climber
Lake Tahoe
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:33pm PT
... as the main “resistance” (code word for terrorism)...

Were the French in WWII considered terrorists because they had a "resistance"?

Just wondering where these strange language and position statements come from. They may be terrorists but it is not because they are trying to removing an occupying army.

Dave
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:39pm PT
What's your point? That giving millions to good causes absolves you of crimes?

crimes? what crimes? having a different opinion than you and haviong millions of dollars to fund what he wants?

welcome to america bonehead. you are better conversing with your cockroaches, keeps the playing field level for you.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:40pm PT
And Warren still thinks he should pay more in Taxes.
While the Kochs would rather spend a billion dollars corrupting politics so they don't have to pay taxes.

Here is a prime example.

Did Adelson spend nine figures on the election?
By Daniel Treiman · December 4, 2012
The Huffington Post reports:

Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control of Congress. According to two GOP fundraisers with close ties to the Las Vegas billionaire, he made good on that promise -- and then some. Adelson ultimately upped the ante, spending closer to a previously unreported $150 million, the fundraisers said.

Here are the details:

The two GOP fundraisers, both with strong ties to Adelson, said that the casino mogul dished out close to $150 million, including between $30 million and $40 million to the Karl Rove-founded Crossroads GPS and at least $15 million to grassroots efforts with financial links to Charles and David Koch. Among other major beneficiaries of Adelson’s largess were the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which received almost $5 million from Adelson, and the Republican Jewish Coalition, which got the bulk of its $6.5 million budget from him, the fundraisers said.

All of these are non-profit groups, which -- unlike the super PACs that raked in $54 million in funds from Adelson and his wife -- are not currently required to disclose their donors. Adelson’s public spending spree, larger than any other donor's in the last election, was made possible by two high court rulings in early 2010 that allowed corporations, unions and individuals to write unlimited checks to outside groups for political ads and other activities backing candidates.

Adelson’s spending may not have yielded many victories, but the casino tycoon still has the ears of Republicans.

Sources tell The Huffington Post that he’s heading to Washington, where will have meetings on Capitol Hill, including with at least one House Republican leader. The Huffington Post reports that “he is expected to discuss key issues, including possible changes to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the anti-bribery law that undergirds one federal probe into his casino network, according to a Republican attorney with knowledge of his plans.”

Meanwhile, Politico reported that some big-name Republicans who are considered presidential possibilities recently met with Adelson. Govs. Bobby Jindal, John Kasich and Bob McDonnell each visited Adelson’s Las Vegas gambling palace, The Venetian.

I am sure his desperateness to un-seat Obama had nothing to do with the fact that he is under Federal Indictment for fraud. Just a well meaning Billionaire expressing his right to flood the airwaves with fear, hate and lies. Your kind of Cockroach HackEye.
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
philo, you are a real benefit to society.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:47pm PT
Its OBVIOUS that gaza is merely a terrorist stronghold being manipulated by the likes of the muslim brotherhood and Iran.

It is OBVIOUS that you are a racist dumb ass with out a clue.
How many family members do you have in Gaza?
How many of your family members were forced to flee their homes and homeland in 1948 under threat of annihilation by Jewish terrorist gangs.
How many of your family were killed by wanton and reckless Israeli aggression?
How many children have you seen killed?


You should not speak of what you do not comprehend.


philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:54pm PT
Not to mention that hot bed of middle east unrest - Burma.
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:00pm PT
You should not speak of what you do not comprehend

wish you would follow your own advice....we may think that you were deaf and dumb....might have to prompt you for your name every once in a while just to ensure you were still alive if you followed your own advice.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:07pm PT
Hawkeye you have no content. So rather than address issues like an adult you sling your monkey poo. You think your sh#t don't stink but the majority of ST posters can't stand the smell of you.


My knowledge of the real plight of the Palestinians vastly surpasses that of such staggering intellects such as you and Ron. But don't address that just keep slinging.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:45pm PT
Sincere questions for you Ron.
Of all the hell fire and damage caused by the year long rain of terror out of Gaza what was the total toll on Israel?
How many wounded? How many dead? How many millions of dollars of destruction to homes and infrastructure?

Ron when you state you want the US out of the ME completely what do you mean?
Do you also include our financial support of Israel? Do you know how much in US tax dollars we give them annually? Do you know their cut is the first item payed every fiscal year? Even before we pay for essential services and even before we pay the interest on our debt.
Did you know that American financial support of Israel amounts to over $10,000.00 per Israeli citizen? Do you know what the equivalent per person expenditure of US tax dollars is on the Palestinians? Do you even remotely know what life is like in the Illegally Occupied Palestinian Territories? Does it not matter to you because you believe all Palestinians are inherently terrorists?
And as such you feel that the only good Palestinian is a dead a Palestinian?
Oh and one last question for you. Do you know who first used car bombs in Palestine?
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:48pm PT
Warren Buffet has donated $37 billion to charity.

Why are liberal businessmen so much more generous than the conservative ones?

Facts to back up that premise, Dave? Does someone with more money giving more money make him or her more generous?

I know cabbies and wait persons in the cities hosting the political conventions claim that Republicans are much more generous tippers than Democrats, and tax returns disclosed by candidates for public office almost uniformly show the Republicans pay a higher percentage of their incomes to charities than do Democrats.

In truth, I admire Buffet because he gets a big part of the picture -- those to whom much has been given owe much back. I'm not so sanguine on his right to tell people who make or own less than 1% (or, in the case of the proposed $250,000 cutoff for "the rich." less than 0.1%) of what he does what they should do with their money, particularly given his seeming intention to pay only what he thinks he owes in taxes, and not more.

John
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:56pm PT
How clever of you to not answer my questions. But where in all that was mention of your dreaded Muslim Brotherhood?

OK here is another. What means would you allow the Palestinians to use to resist the Illegal Occupation?

Simple question Ron. It is just your opinion I am asking for. And we all know you are nothing if not opinionated.
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Dec 4, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
everyone should be allowed to have opinions....but when philo expresses his as facts, and turns fiction to facts and outright lies,, well, it just illustrates the mental disparity there is among him and his fellow cockroaches...

Do you also include our financial support of Israel? Do you know how much in US tax dollars we give them annually? Do you know their cut is the first item payed every fiscal year? Even before we pay for essential services and even before we pay the interest on our debt.
Did you know that American financial support of Israel amounts to over $10,000.00 per Israeli citizen?

financial supprt to Israel = $3.075B for Defense, $20M to help immigrants.

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000623507&fid=1725

by the way, your buddy Obama raised the dollars to Israel, how does that make you feel philo?

Israels population? 7,765,700.

do the math philo, i know there are at least 7 figures to many for you....thats $396 per person.

and you dont have a clue as to who gets their money first. you are a clueless moron. go back talking to your cockroaches where you can garner the respect you deserve.

edit:

by the way - we should be VERY stingy for any money that is not used for humanitarian purposes....we know damn well that ny money spent in the ME will be used for death and destruction.
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Dec 4, 2012 - 03:01pm PT
Philo..... if the Pals wanted to live in pease all thay need to do is stop shooting rockets..... easy thing to do.

Everything else will fall into place.

The poor folks who live in Gaza are nothing but pawns... to evel muslems Fs
Hawkeye

climber
State of Mine
Dec 4, 2012 - 03:15pm PT
here philo,

assuming that you can read, this site has all teh math done for you.

http://www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview.asp?did=1000623507&fid=1725



philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 03:18pm PT
And you still don't address the questions directly.


I want us to be the ONE country the world doesnt F8ck with. Like we were on 12-7-1941.
. Yeah! No body f*#ked with our bad asses on 12/7/1941
You are right Rong since it was in the Past Pearl Harbor never happened

FYI Hackfly I have a lot of family in the Middle East and my own children are of Palestinian and Polish descent I guess in your mind that makes them Stupid Terrorists.

Sorry HackFly I should have said HAS amounted to. I never claimed the 10K was an annual amount. Now do you think we still need to give them billions every year?

Oh and what is TEH math? You are so literate I am sure you can explain.
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