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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 10:58 am
    Link: People & Power - Al Jazeera reports on the Koch Brothers influence on politics.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 12:38 pm
    ok then....
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:03 pm
    When are we going to see an expose about George Soros and the billions he spends to support left-wing radicals, including the OWS protesters, many of whom are being paid $350-$650 a week.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:10 pm
    As long as the dopey right wing nut jobs keep closing their eyes to the facts and making stupid excuses, this will continue to get worse until you guys are completely taken over and living in a "dictatorship" style of nation.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17514 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:28 pm
    patchouly: Your country still has a monarch on it`s coins and you dare talk about `dictators` ? Get real.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2441 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    Money influences politics? Whaaaaaaaaaaaaat?
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm
    CrakrJak:
    "patchouly: Your country still has a monarch on it`s coins and you dare talk about `dictators` ? Get real."

    Did you really think the Queen was anything more than a figurehead here? Plus, how is the crushing of the middle class so there are only the very rich and very poor, anything like having a Queen on our money?
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    Who needs a monarchy when you have people like this?
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    middlewaytao Male 30-39
    389 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Paper barons and no king... and no divine mandate.
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    jtrebowski Male 40-49
    3359 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 4:25 pm
    @CrakrJak: I just stopped laughing my ass off at your ignorance of the powere that the monarchy in Canada has, so now I can ask you...snicker...a question. Where is...snicker...your proof that Soros is spending billions on OWS?
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    Klamz Male 18-29
    689 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 6:42 pm
    Got a problem with someone? Kill them.

    People keep whining about one conspiracy after another, DO SOMETHING OR SHUT UP!

    When I say do something I don`t mean peacefully protest, lol.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3890 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    The Koch brother`s are living in a fantasy world where they think they are the stars of Atlas Shrugged. I would`t be surprised if they have built the secluded refuge Galt`s Gulch. They don`t care how much damage they do to America as long as they get more and more money and more and more power. And the conservative voters just fall in line going against their own interests.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 29, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    Stupid Koch brothers! Don`t they know that the 1st Amendment doesn`t apply to conservatives?
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    furrything Male 50-59
    1340 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 12:25 am
    Bilderbergers, no doubt. Gits.
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    middlewaytao Male 30-39
    389 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 4:20 am
    "Stupid Koch brothers! Don`t they know that the 1st Amendment doesn`t apply to conservatives?"

    Their corporate charter has as many natural rights as my drivers license, none.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 5:42 am
    When are we going to see an expose about George Soros and the billions he spends to support left-wing radicals, including the OWS protesters, many of whom are being paid $350-$650 a week. ---------
    George Soros is a currency trader. Currency trading is benign. I`ve dabbled in it. Soros may be donating to OWS but they have no leader and your claims of protesters being paid is complete BS.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 9:13 am
    most recent thing the Koch brothers have done is fund research that confirmed global warming :P
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
    2419 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 9:22 am
    "patchouly: Your country still has a monarch on it`s coins and you dare talk about `dictators` ? Get real."

    Your country still has slave owners on its coins and you dare talk about `freedom`? Get real.
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    cleanergirl Female 30-39
    109 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm
    Just listen to Tim Phillips, what a shill - "Here in America, we give you opportunity to fulfill your dreams..." You? Give to me? The phrasing of that statement clearly puts him and his organization in a position of power, demoting all others who are not sided with him and his.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    October 30, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    George Soros is a currency trader. Currency trading is benign.
    It may be "benign," but it`s also a zero-sum game. Every penny he ever made was someone else`s loss. He has never actually created anything of value in his life.

    The Koch brothers, on the other hand, actually create wealth. According to Wikipedia, "...their companies are involved in core industries such as the manufacturing, refining and distribution of petroleum, chemicals, energy, fiber, intermediates and polymers, minerals, fertilizers, pulp and paper, chemical technology equipment, ranching, finance, commodities trading, as well as other ventures and investments. The firm employs 50,000 people in the United States and another 20,000 in 59 other countries." In other words, they actually produce products and services that increase the wealth of society in general, not just enrich themselves at others` expense as Soros does.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    October 31, 2011 at 10:56 am
    Old Ollie, Anyone can be a currency trader. And the fortunes they reap aren`t at others losses. The Euro was introduced in 1999. I bought $10,000 worth at $0.85. In 2003 when I sold my Euros they were trading at $1.35. I made 5Gs. Probably not the best description of currency trading but anyone can do it and they don`t need a special education to understand how it`s done.

    Yeah I know. The Koch brothers are the new Enron. Your party should be proud.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    November 1, 2011 at 12:07 am
    Anyone can be a currency trader. And the fortunes they reap aren`t at others losses.
    If you didn`t understand it the first time, a second attempt would be useless.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    November 1, 2011 at 8:40 am
    No I understood. Your knowledge of currency trading is what`s lacking.

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