Koch Brothers Exposed Review

Koch Brothers Exposed Review

A new film that is drawing the ire of two billionaire brothers who are attempting to stop voters from voting in November is about to be released.

Koch Brothers Exposed is a film by Robert Greenwald a film maker and Brave New Foundation present this film which is a deeper look at the two billionaire brothers and their activities in:

Voter Supression, Funding Fracking Gas that causes earthquakes, big investments in Keystone XL Pipeline, dismantling Unions in Wisconsin and funding ALEC the conservative organization that is promoting gun violence laws with Stand Your Ground in Florida and many other states.

The Koch Brothers are behind ALEC, CATO Institute Mercatus Center, Heritage Foundation and Reason Foundation giving them all 28 million dollars or more to corrupt the democratic process and to buy power, influence in Congress.

The Koch Brothers are involved in dismantling the education system of America, have ties to the Supreme Court judges such as Clarence Thomas, Judge Scalia and Alito. The Koch Brothers have invited these activist judges to conservative private party’s and paid their expenses. The influence peddling of the Koch Brothers is accomplished by out and out bribery of politicians in Congress, funding PAC’s for GOP candidates, and donating to the campaigns of their pawns. 

Politicians who have received money from the Koch Brothers have dirty hands in a corrupted system of bribery.

 

 The Movie Trailer – Koch Brothers Exposed

Reviews of Koch Brothers Exposed:

“Every person in this country who cares about democracy
should care about this work.” – Ed Schultz

 “Corrupt corporate forces are trying to buy our democracy ..Koch Brothers Exposed helps shed a light on how”  – Senator Russ Feingold. 

“No Hollywood plot could Match Koch Brothers Exposed” – Gloria Steinem 

 “The Koch Brothers support laws that are the most aggressive attempt to roll back voting rights in this country that weve seen in over a century” – Benjamin Todd Jealous -President and Chief Executive Officer, NAACP 

“You buy yourself a congress that has single handedly tried to enviscerate environmental regulations across the board” – Gerald E. Connolly, US House of Representatives for Virginia

“Robert Greenwald’s Koch Brothers Exposed is an illuminating and very timely film- and it rocks” Tom Morello, Rage Against the Machine  

” Koch Brothers Exposed investigates, exposes and connects the dots about what happens when Billionaire try to buy up democracy” – Van Jones

 

Curated News:

Brave New Foundation Creating media that Makes an Impact

Quote from Brave New Foundation:

“Two years ago billionaire David Koch threw himself a ‘Wizard of Oz’ themed birthday bash. This year for his upcoming birthday we are releasing our new documentary, Koch Brothers Exposed, which shows what a Tin Man he really is. This full-length investigation is the perfect birthday gift for a man who can buy everything….and everyone.

Donate now for a copy of Koch Brothers Exposed. Let this billionaire know there are tens of thousands of you out there learning about his antics. Although no one can click their heels to undo the damage he has done, we will provide you with an Action Guide so that you can make a difference in this battle.” end quote

 

 

Comments on YouTube

“The Koch brothers take elaborate security precautions wherever they go. I guess if you weren’t trying to steal the election process in America you wouldn’t need security! Funny how money and power brings out the WORST in people. These guys need investigated by the Feds for everything they touch!”

“If you believe in democracy and freedom, then you have to oppose those such as the Koch Brothers who seek to use their enormous wealth to subvert the political system to their own selfish ends.The Koch’s are two nasty,spoilt little shits who have no conception of what it is like to work your ass off for low pay.Not only do the Koch’s seek to further enrich themselves but they wish to break trade unions ,destroy communities and pollute without any restraint or consequence.”

Curated News

Bloomberg- Koch Brothers Flout Law Getting Richer with Secret Iran Sales

The New Yorker- Covert Operations- The Billionaire Brothers Who are Waging War Against Obama

April 6, 2012

Ed Shultz Interviews Robert Greenwald on the Koch Brothers Exposed

David Koch is a cancer survivor and his companies pollute the air, water and lands of America giving Americans more cancer, killing children and they are dying from cancer. The Koch Brothers are very upset about this documentary and are attempting to suppress the movie by intimidation behind the scenes on social media.

Brave New Foundation by Jesse Lava: 

“The Koch brothers have a chemical plant in Crossett, Arkansas, that releases large amounts of formaldehyde, which is known to contribute to cancer. The plant also emits hydrogen sulfide, which can be deadly. In the film, residents of that town talk powerfully about how many people in their community are dying of cancer, and they link it to the nearby Koch plant. Respected scientists agree: Anthony Samsel, a former consultant to groups including the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers, says that in his opinion, “these chemicals cause great harm to Crossett’s residents” and represent a “disregard for public safety.”

Koch Foundation Investments in Keystone Pipeline- Alberta Tar Sands 

In the hearings on Keystone in Congress, Representative Henry Waxman requested the Koch Brothers appear as stakeholders in the Keystone Pipeline and he is quickly shut down by Rep. Ed Whitfield who denies the Koch Brothers are involved in Keystone.

The denials that the Koch Brothers are major investors in Keystone are also not true and Congress is protecting the Koch Brothers. Rep. Ed. Whitfield received $ 30,000 from the Koch Brothers, for siding with the votes on Keystone.

Our Review:

Politicol News: “Mindboggling how deep the corruption goes in Congress, people need to see this documentary, and take action against those who would sell out our democracy. This is a must see movie and should be shown in every school in America”.
P. Neisman, Editor, PolticiolNews.com

Hacking Democracy in 2008- Security Risks in Voting Machines

Hacking Democracy in 2008- Security Risks in Voting Machines

In 2012 Election year the same security risks in voting machines that can be opened with mini-bar keys plagues democracy and the right to vote.

Researchers Hack Voting Machines with 10 dollar part

Some new fabulous ideas are not always the best and back to paper ballots can be safer than remotely hacked voting machines.

Tags: computer, e-voting machines, Diabold hack, Hacking an Election, 2012
Rigged Elections, paper ballots in elections

Curated News:

Princeton University Study: 2006 Report on Voting Machines

Salon- Diebold Voting Machines Can Be Hacked by Remote Control

Salon “E-voting machines used by 1/3 of all voters can easily be manipulated by a 10 dollar part.”

Diabold dot com

Hacking Democracy- 2008 -2012 Security Risks in Voting Machines

CBS News- 2012 Election- Disenfranchaised Voters, Hacked Machines?

CBS News: “Will the 2012 election reflect the will of the American people?”

Remote Vote Tampering Attack on a Sequoia AVC Voting Machine

Argonne National Lab’s Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) show how
easily a Sequoia AVC Advantage Direct Recording Electronic Machine (DRE)
can flip an election without detection remotely.

Pinterest Gaining on Twitter, Facebook

Pinterest is gaining followers and is now ranked Number Three only behind the two mammoth social sites, Twitter and Facebook.

Pinterest Gaining on Twitter, Facebook

The newest social website that grew in only six months of launching and is gaining strong results says Digital Marketer.

Rankings for March, 2012 according to Digital Market experts are:

Facebook has 7 Billion visitors, based in the US

Twitter had 182 million visitors, based in the US

Pinterest has 104 million total visitors based in the US

For Pinterest to be growing this fast and out rank Google +, Linkedin, Tumblr and My Space is an amazing trend to watch the small company’s dramatic rise to compete with the big boys on the internet.

 Pinterest is Gaining- Why is it So Interesting?

The Pinboards are catching favor with internet users mainly because the public is tired of reading content rather than the visual appeal of messaging through images and it requires less time.

For corporate messaging logos, products and pictures can be used to capture the users attention as a new form of social media.

Pinterest is like a major scrapbook, a virtual pin board and very much appeals to women more than men. 

People pin a picture to their boards and others can vote to like the picture and also get to pin it on their boards as a compliment and a vote of shared interests.

Pinterest validates content based on images rather than text content. Text content is really still good, but not as quickly consumed by internet users and that is what makes Pinterest so appealing.

Pinterest is also of great interest to the political scene especially with a national election this year, and President Obama has a Pinterst account.  Mrs. Rommey also uses Pinterest to capture the lost women voters who have been bashed by new republican legislation for the last year.

Pinterest is gaining followers since it is using the part of the brain that appeals to visual people, who process content through visual images.

The first reaction a person has to content on a computer screen is a visual reaction, not a text and thought process reaction which comes secondary.

Depending on the appeal of the first visual response, the visitor then will decide if the interest is great enough for further reading about the image.  

Who is Using Pinterest?

Pinterest has a huge female audience, of all ages and is a fun site to exchange, share and bookmark photos of interests to the pinner and the pin watcher.

Branding with Pinterest

Pinterest is now used by major corporations especially those who are targeting a female audience, including food, recipes, books, art, music, household products, health, children and many more topics. This is exceptionally useful for mobile phone, tablets, ipads, iphones and presents a visual display of thoughts, feelings and emotions. 

Fun Stuff

This pin we found particularly hilarious pinned by Jane Wang 

 

 

Curated News

Pinterest

Search Engine Round Table- Pinterest Sending Webmasters Lots of Traffic

Experian Marketing Services – Down

Deep Diving into the Interest in Pinterest: SoloMoShow

America’s Declining Food – Arsenic in Chicken?

Good Food hard to come by in the United States, that is if your looking for any food that is not tainted with chemicals such as: Arsenic, Antibiotics, Ammonia, Prozac, Tylenol and GMO.

American's Declining Food - Aresenic in Chicken?

Today, comes a report in the NY Times from Nicholas D. Kristof of two new food studies conducted by John Hopkins University that found US poultry fctor farms feed chickens:

Tylenol, Benadryl, banned antibiotics and arsenic.

The studies conducted by Keeve E. Nachman found the results “unbelievable” and the public is still reeling from the Pink Slime in ground hamburger for the past few weeks.

What is happening to our food? A good question for consumers are becoming aware that the government is not protecting the public from contamination of their daily foods.

Any contamination in foods consumed by the public is unacceptable including pharmaceutical drugs, antibiotic overuse and using slaughter house refuse in food production. (BPI)

Originally, the study was conducted to find antibiotics only, but a compete study of what was in chicken was then produced with the alarming findings. As Kirstoff points out: arsenic is added to make pork look “pink” a coloring agent which is an unnecessary additive for appearances.

Feather Meal Reveals Banned Antibiotics  

Feathers from a chicken reveal what the chicken ate or what drugs were administered to the poultry before slaughter.  Feather meal is a by product of factor farms made out of chicken feathers which was also examined.

The Feather meal showed banned antibiotics, called Fluoroquinolones which are illegal, and contained pharmaceutical drugs Tylenol, Benadryl and Prozac. Why are factory farms giving pharma drugs to chickens especially prozac?

The reason is that a stressed out chicken, living in factory conditions gets tougher meat, and grow slowly. Therefore, Prozac and Benadryl offsets these two facts to produce a drugged up meat for human consumption and for profits. Most chicken farmers do not even know what is in the feed they are giving chickens today.

An outrageous system of USDA approved chemicals reveal their support of corporate profits of big agriculture and a complete ignorance of safe food production. 

Further Reading: Nicholas D. Kristof -Arsenic in our Chicken? in the NY Times

 Mother Nature Network MNN- Was Your Chicken Fed Caffeine, Arsenic, Prozac or Banned Antibiotics?

Consumer Tip:  Eat organic grown chickens at your local farms, support local farmers and avoid buying chicken at grocery stores that carry this type of product.

New SOPA Law CISPA Threatens All Internet Users

After SOPA and PIPA created a major backlash from the public and internet giants, the Chris Dodd group representing Hollywood and corporate backers are at it again this time a much worse attack on the internet.

New SOPA Law CISPA Threatens All Internet Users

New SOPA Law CISPA Threatens All Internet Users

The new bill called CISPA or H.R. 3523 has 100 co-sponsors already in Congress. Quietly the bill is being put forth to passage in Congress and stands for:

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA)

The main sponsor is Rep. Michael Rogers and the bill states that:

The FBI could demand private information from an ISP without a warrant or due process or giving any reason at all for their actions.

The government does not have to state why the person, or company is considered a threat or danger.

The bill breaks all laws of privacy of the individual and is a major attack on the freedom of internet users.

RT on CISPA

The bill is very broad and can be applied for any reason and they do not have to give any reasons as to why a particular individual is targeted.

What this bill means is that the government can snoop in on your internet activity for any reason, including if you do not agree with the government a very broad approach to security and privacy invasion.

Under the pretense of “Cyber Security” and “Copyright infringement” which allows the government, to investigate without cause the public is outraged by the Chris Dodd Hollywood legislation.

The information sharing scheme is another attempt at destroying the internet by the main Hollywood man, Chris Dodd. Dodd is paid to reduce the internet’s effectiveness as an information and sharing platform by restricting its use.

The fact is that Hollywood has the financial resources to defend the copyrights of media products, but prefers that the government do this for them, thereby saving money. The internet cannot be under the control of a government under the Constitution Freedom of the Press is a vital part of the internet. The bill also will be the subject of abuse by any law agency that deems a site to be a “threat” without proof or without a court hearing.

This bill has more to do with “control” than security, and if any piracy laws are broken surely the very few who engage in this activity, can be shut down and already have in a few cases. 

Does the Government or Law Enforcement have the Tools to go after Security Issues Already

Yes it does. Law enforcement can get a court ordered warrant without any trouble, so why does it want a power grab like CISPA to go snooping anywhere on the internet for any reason? Isn’t this the same problem SOPA and PIPA had to begin with and was vehemently opposed by the public?

More Reading:   Center for Democracy and Technology

US House of Representatives  – Co-Sponsor List of 100 Supporters of CISPA

World Under Control – CISPA The New SOPA But Worse