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Ron Anderson

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Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:56pm PT
Yeah and Abe Lincoln was responsible for many a death too!!!!!!!!!
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:10pm PT
my "side"???


You dont have the slightest clue what my side is.. You guys think if someone doenst like what obama is doing they HAVE to be republicans.

And here we see why that other thread is such a shyt fest. NO content here- just the usual jabber-jaws with insults.



oh and the NEVER ending ranting about BUSH.. 4 years ago all was going to be dandy by now, deficits cut in half and all that..Now you guys are STILL crying BUSH.? It WASNT BUSH who promised to cut in half the deficit his first term- but Obama did, and failed..And all the trillions being shoveled into the ME now in the form of anything from aid to drones is Obamas. Libya- now a complete shythole is also thanks to Obama. Egypt, Syria, Iran, Yemen and Libya- ALL shytholes now while Obama wants to "deal" with the muslim brotherhood... If THAT doesnt smack a very familiar tune with you libs, then i advise you look up our support of a freak known as Osama bin laden..
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...
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:21pm PT
A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas may have been reached on paper, but evidence already indicates that it is unlikely to hold. A top Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader has already warned that the ceasefire would be short and that a “new, more savage round” of fighting with Israel lies ahead. The agreement establishes Egypt as the guarantor of peace between Israel and Hamas even though President Mohammed Morsi and members of his government openly aided and supported Hamas in the conflict.

The ceasefire will likely embolden Hamas, which views it as a victory over Israel. History shows that ceasefires do not deter Hamas from firing rockets into Israel. Further, Iran’s admission that it has given improved weapons technology to Hamas serves as a warning of an increased Iranian effort to destabilize Israel. In the end, this ceasefire represents merely a lull in the fighting, not a beginning of lasting peace.



try some content libs...
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.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Hamas, designated as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union, does not distinguish between the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and pre-1967 Israel. To it, all of “Palestine” is occupied. The Hamas charter explicitly calls for the destruction of the Jewish state as its top priority. In fact, Hamas prides itself as the main “resistance” (code word for terrorism) movement against Israel. “All the energies of the people and the ummah (nation) [are needed] in order to uproot the oppressive Entity,” al-Qassam Brigades Commander Muhammad al Deif said just before the current ceasefire.

Any recognition of Israel’s right to exist is unacceptable to the Hamas leadership. This belief is the root of the conflict. In light of a Nov. 21 bus bombing of in Tel Aviv, Hamas member Ezzat Rishq confirmed that the attack was a “repercussion of the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.” Rishq added that “the Zionist Entity should know that the continuation of aggression and crimes against our defenseless people in Gaza will double the state of rage, boiling excitement and discontent among our people everywhere against their crimes, soldiers and extremists, pointing out that the Zionists have to expect worst.”
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.
Hawkeye

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

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:45pm PT
Ron is not a terrorist nor does he live in a terrorist state. Yet anyhow.

This isnt good natured folk just wanting peace. Look at the last twenty years and that is obvious. Its OBVIOUS that gaza is merely a terrorist stronghold being manipulated by the likes of the muslim brotherhood and Iran.

The brotherhood being a radical islamist faction in NO WAY supports the western civilized ideals period. Iran is also a SWORN enemy of the USA.

Regardless of Israeli history whom are YOU going to support. If its Palestine, the unfortunately its the brotherhood you also support. Each and every country the brotherhood is active in is in a state of total chaos with millions protesting and rioting. MANY govt officials and members of opposing factions have been murdered recently.

Its obvious to a blind man that radical islam is making great progress thanks to absurdities like the UN. Since 9-11-2001, radical islam is a word heard in EVERY report of violence in the ME and MANY other areas.

Like S America and islands near that are now al-kay-duh controlled. Many people have gone missing down there recently. A taxidermist in my industry is one of them as they went down there to photograph birds for reference material. Hasnt been seen since.

Radical Islam is THE WORST thing that can happen to anyone, any country or any planet imho. At least the kamikazes had SOME honor. These islamists think nothing of strapping a bomb to a child..

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.


Dr. F.

Ice climber
SoCal
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:53pm PT
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Like S America and islands near that are now al-kay-duh controlled.

LOL
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.
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