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How Billionaire David Koch Escaped 'Occupy The Koch Brothers' Protest Unscathed
Forbes ^ | November 8, 2011 | Clare O'Connor

Posted on 11/08/2011 11:14:08 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

David Koch is the 4th richest person in the country, with a fortune of $25 billion. His older brother Charles has another $25 billion to his name, thanks to their hugely profitable industrial conglomerate Koch Industries.

Over the past few years, the two have earned a reputation as bankrollers of the American right, and their influence on politics has come under increased scrutiny. So this past weekend, when David Koch arrived at a Washington, D.C. convention center for a high-profile Republican summit, it’s no great surprise that protesters followed.

New York-based David had a front row seat at the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s two-day conference (he’s the group’s founder and chairman). He provoked riotous applause during 2012 hopeful Herman Cain’s keynote address on Friday afternoon: Cain, a one-time AFP employee, called the Kochs his “brothers from another mother”; David responded by fist-pumping and jumping to his feet.

Outside the convention center, as the evening drew in, protesters from various Occupy movements and liberal nonprofits gathered to stand up against David Koch and his brother Charles’ influence on the political agenda.

As I detailed in a Forbes.com story on Saturday, the rally started out peacefully but took an ugly turn about an hour in. Protesters blocked the doors of the DC Convention Center while guests finished a ‘Tribute to Ronald Reagan’ dinner, banging on the glass walls and causing scuffles at the exits. One attendee, 78-year-old Dolores Broderick, was knocked down a flight of stairs and hit her head.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: charleskoch; davidkoch; koch; kochbrothers; occupy; ows

1 posted on 11/08/2011 11:14:13 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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2 posted on 11/08/2011 11:19:32 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Right ON!!


3 posted on 11/08/2011 11:24:34 AM PST by Broker (Beware of Community Organizer in Chief!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
"...protesters from various Occupy movements and liberal nonprofits gathered to stand up against David Koch and his brother Charles’ influence on the political agenda."

Someone ought to fill them in on a man named Soros...


4 posted on 11/08/2011 11:24:52 AM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; one box left.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I emailed a protestor that, in reality, contrary to reports from the nasty media, IPhones are not made in China, but are really manufactured by the “Indigenous Peoples of Bolivia Organic Maize (corn) - Growing Cooperative.”

I promptly emailed me back, “No S**t! I can’t wait to tell all the Fellow Travelers.”


5 posted on 11/08/2011 11:32:19 AM PST by MindBender26 (Forget AMEX. Remember your Glock 27: Never Leave Home Without It!)
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They’re so stupid.


6 posted on 11/08/2011 11:41:39 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: MindBender26

“Indigenous yutes of the maize”


7 posted on 11/08/2011 12:06:14 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
They’re so stupid.

Pathetically stupid.

I know someone who has been protesting down near wall street, he was talking, all happy, about wearing his Guy Fawkes mask.

After awhile, he got annoying about it, and I filled him a little bit about "Guy Fawkes" (his only farmiliarity with him, is through the movie "V is for Vendetta").

Fawkes, was a guy who wanted to destroy the parliament, and overthrow the government......and install a totalitarian catholic theocracy.......so why the hell are liberals wearing masks of him ?

This saddened him, but I had to go on and ask him, if he felt a little bad, that the mask he was so proud of, was officially licensed by a multinational company (Time Warner) and was probably manufactured in China, so that, in effect, he was personally responsible for enriching "Big Business", and if that felt good.

I actually felt bad for him, it was like watching a small child find out that there is no Santa, easter bunny or tooth fairy.

8 posted on 11/08/2011 4:05:01 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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They have been indoctrinated not taught how to think critically so they won’t care about what you say their mind is already made up they will hate you even more for trying to confuse them with the facts.

These folks usually have a seeing the light moment but is usually just as the get marched to the edge of a mass grave right before they get a pistol shot in the back of the head.


9 posted on 11/08/2011 4:42:11 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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