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Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:25am PT
Hawk...should move this to self portrait thread...
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Dec 4, 2012 - 11:29am PT
I don't agree with his politics usually, but Ron's a cool guy where it counts. Maybe it's politics that is f*#ked up? Probably that ;).
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:02pm PT
that's because there is no recent news from Benghazi
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:08pm PT
Well then clearly it is a cover up of the most egregious act ever perpetrated against America.
Pearl harbor pales to insignificance compared to Ronghazigate.




healyje

Trad climber
Portland, Oregon
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:19pm PT
The exact reason im an independent.

Unfortunately, you are so far from an independent thinker as to make your use of the term an oxymoron. You've demonstrated a near total inability to distinguish fact from fiction, swill down Birch and other wingnut fantasy like breast milk, and display a childlike need for a black and white world view which lacks any sign of context, nuance, and understanding of how the real world works. It's like the political equivalent of a middle school dropout.

All in all it seems like a damaged response of some sort given you seem otherwise capable.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:22pm PT
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survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:23pm PT
Dude, where's your outrage over all the dead Americans in Iraq?

Let's just say they outnumber the ones in Libya by, ummmm, how should I put this.....THOUSANDS!!

Benghazi the Dead Horse, by Ron.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:36pm PT
uhh Survival,, Iraq is history- talk about beating a dead horse!


So your saying because Bush had Iraq its okeedokee for Obama to have the ones he wants then?


In case you haven't noticed, Benghazi is also becoming...history.
And no it's not ok for Obama to have whatever little international incidents he wants. But you have a profound lack of perspective man.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:39pm PT
Quite the opposite Rongo. The RighhtWingNutz are ever trying to dilute the horrendous incompetence of the Bush administration regarding 911 (before, during and after) by feigning outrage through false equivalency over Ronghazigate. And you with your yesterday is over mind set buy into it lock stock and barrel. You bought the gun. Problem is you got no bullets, no ammo. You have willingly ignored all the dead (as you harp on) "Brave Americans" killed in Embassy attacks under Spurious George. That fact alone makes your argument specious and unsustainable. But you conveniently attempt to cover your flaccid ass by proclaiming that everything past is over and insignificant. When in reality the only thing over and insignificant is you and your argument.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:58pm PT
BUSH was FOUR YEARS AGO.

And we are still paying the price for his disastrous Presidency.
In Fact we are still paying the price for Reagan's disastrous Presidency.
One set up the other. But since history has no relevance in RongLand I don't expect you to Groc the truth.

You know we, the sentient, did regularly proclaim our outrage at Bush's Blunders. Did you forget how your side treated US simply because it is in the past?

Yeah and Abe Lincoln was responsible for many a death too!!!!!!!!!
And the ramifications of Lincoln's presidency still reverberate through our UNITED States.

But as it was in the past it must have never happened in RongLand.
philo

Trad climber
Somewhere halfway over the rainbow
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:07pm PT
and the repub party will be exterminated.

They will scurry and scatter in the light of truth and get squashed by the weight of facts like the KochRoaches they are.
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
Dave Kos

Trad climber
Temecula
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:38pm PT
[Koch brothers have given about a billion dollars to charity, between the two of them.]

Warren Buffet has donated $37 billion to charity.

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

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.
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