KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED

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KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED

Postby WalkerARCHITECTS » Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:49 pm

KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED

PART ONE

Architects all over the USA need work. We need a resolution to the political and economic turmoil. Most of us are tired of trying to survive on less of everything. Cosequently among the middle class, a rebellious spirit is rising and sweeping the country as grassroots activists are forming against corporations and the super rich. To a great extent the cause arises from the fact that America’s wealthy elite are out of touch. We see policy that abandons the promises made to us, as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid are placed on the alter for sacrifice. We see in every right wing radical movement the hand of the Koch brothers and question the intentions of a movement that destroys middle class families.
Architects have traditionally held a great deal of respect for the Republican Party, I must say that Tea Party extremists have become embarrassing to watch. Although entertaining in one sense the real life impact needs to be addressed and like Paul Krugman, I do not want to ridicule crazy people in writing. Krugman says; “ the G.O.P. looked as crazy 10 or 15 years ago as it does now. They looked crazy in 1983, not much has changed for the better. That didn't stop Republicans from taking control of both Congress and the White House, and they could do it again. They could return to power if the clear thinking people stumble and vote for voodoo economics that will simply continue the transfer of wealth from the working class to the super wealth. Warren Buffet agrees with Walker Architects regarding the disparity of taxation. So it behooves us to look closely at the state of what is, after all, one of our nation's two great political parties.”


TEA PARTIES are funded by typical Republican Billionaires, promoted by Murdock’s, Fox News, and they feature crazy attacks just like the ones aimed at Clinton. The Koch Brothers are among those funding the Tea Party Republican Conservatives. In our opinion declaring war on middle class Americans actually upstages the war they have declared on environmentalism. Either way they are doing something serious with their money and in many ways the effect is very bad.


We should know some background on who these, largely unwanted, change agents are.

The Koch brothers are the progeny of wealthy people, they are not self made billionaires. Clearly as a family, they have not been working class people within the last century.

Fred C. Koch had well to do parents in that decade and joined with fellow MIT classmate Lewis E Winkler at an engineering firm in Kansas to create Winkler-Koch Engineering Company. They actually worked for a living developing a process that would turn crude into gasoline more efficiently. They infringed on existing U.S. patents and got put out of business so they took the technology to other countries including the Soviet Union where they built 15 “cracking units”. They took the money and put it in their pockets, although they would later say they despised communism and Stalin’s regime claiming it was a land of “hunger, misery and terror.”


In 1940 he got some new partners and formed the Wood River Oil and Refining Company which today is called Koch Industries. In 1946 the firm acquired the Rock Island Refinery and changed the name of the company to Rock Island Oil & Refining company. Charles G. Koch would start work at the top of food chain like his father. He joined the company after working at Arthur D. Little, in 1961 and became (no surprise) chairman at age 32, upon his fathers death. Within a year the name of the company was changed to honor the father Fred Koch, to “Koch Industries”.


At that time, it was primarily an engineering firm with a part interest in a Minnesota refinery, a crude oil-gathering system in Oklahoma, and some cattle ranches (more than one), and in 1968 Charles attempted to cut a deal with Union Oil of California to buy their interest in the Great Northern Oil Company and the Pine Bend Refinery, they achieved a controlling interest only in Great Northern. In 1969 Union Oil attempted to market their interest in Great Northern by touting the idea, discretely, that the KOCH interest could be thwarted if they got another owner J. Howard Marshall II involved. When Marshall discovered what they were manipulating, he threw in with Koch, a fellow blue blood, and together they acquired a majority interest that pushed Union into a role of less influence. The ownership of pine bend led to opportunities. Including several new businesses and capabilities, that included chemicals, fibers, polymers, asphalt and other commodities such as petroleum coke and sulfur, they were empowered to expand their reach to global commodity trading, gas liquids processing, real estate, pulp and paper, risk management and finance. In 1970, Charles was joined at the family firm by his brother David H. Koch. Having started as a technical services manager, David became president of Koch Engineering in 1979.


In the iterum; Koch Industries was fined $35 million for an alleged 300 pipeline spills in six states from 1990 to 1997, adding up to 3 million gallons of oil. The US Government had originally proposed fining Koch $71 million to $214 million in penalties for violations of the Clean Water Act by those spills. This is the reason that the Koch brothers will continue to attack the clean water act.


Koch's Sterling butane pipeline had a leak in Lively, Texas, on August 24, 1996. Two teenagers on the way to report the leak drove into the unseen butane cloud, and were killed when the gas exploded and burned. The National Transportation Safety Board concluded that severe external pipeline corrosion was the cause of the failure, and recommended to Koch to improve corrosion evaluation procedures. Although Koch distributed pamphlets about safety around the pipelines, they failed to maintain an up-to-date mailing list. Only 5 out of 45 residences in the area of the accident had received pamphlets. The families of the dead had not. Clearly they failed to deliver an adequate response to address a very serious problem.


In a statement released in 2010, Koch Industries responded to the criticisms in Jane Mayer's article in the New Yorker, "“Covert Operations: The Billionaire Brothers Who are Waging a War Against Obama,”


The August, 1996 pipeline accident in Texas was a tragedy. Koch accepted responsibility immediately for the incident, which is the only event of its kind in the company’s history. The thorough review conducted of this pipeline the year before the accident did not uncover any issues that posed a foreseeable threat to public safety. The bacteria-induced corrosion that caused the accident acted more quickly to damage this pipeline than had ever been documented by any industry expert. (a unique biology from outer space perhaps) Koch’s cooperative efforts to identify the source and cause of this problem so that this knowledge could be shared throughout the industry were praised by the National Transportation Safety Board, which did a two-year investigation into this incident.


In March 1999, Koch Petroleum Group, a Koch Industries subsidiary, pled guilty to charges that it had negligently dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of aviation fuel into wetlands near the Mississippi River from its refinery in Rosemount, Minnesota, and that it had also illegally dumped a million gallons of high-ammonia wastewater onto the ground and into the Mississippi River. Koch Petroleum paid the Dakota County Park System a $6 million fine and $2 million in remediation costs, and was ordered to serve three years of probation.


In 1999, a federal jury found that Koch Industries had stolen oil from government and American Indian lands, had lied about its purchases more than 24,000 times, and was fined only $553,504!


In January 2000, a Koch Industries subsidiary, Koch Pipeline, agreed to a $35 million settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and the State of Texas. This settlement, including a $30 million civil fine, was incurred for the firm's three hundred oil spills in Texas and five other states going back to 1990. The spills resulted in more than three million gallons of crude oil leaking into ponds, lakes, streams and coastal waters.


In 2001, the company reached two settlements with the government. In April, the company reached a $20 million settlement in exchange for admitting to covering up environmental violations at its refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas. That May, Koch Industries paid $25 million to the federal government to settle a federal lawsuit that found the company had improperly taken more oil than it had paid for from federal and Indian land.


In June 2003, the US Commerce Department fined Koch Industries subsidiary Flint Hill Resources a $200,000 civil penalty. The fine settled charges that the company exported crude petroleum from the US to Canada without proper US government authorization. The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security said from July 1997 to March 1999, Koch Petroleum (later called Flint Hill Resources) committed 40 violations of Export Administration Regulations.


In 2006, Koch Industries’ subsidiary Flint Hill Resources was fined nearly $16,000 by the EPA for 10 separate violations of the Clean Air Act at its Alaska oil refinery facilities, and required to spend another $60,000 on safety equipment needed to help prevent future violations.


In 2007, Koch Nitrogen's plant in Enid, Oklahoma, was listed as the third highest company releasing toxic chemicals in Oklahoma, according to the EPA, ranking behind Perma-Fix Environmental Services in Tulsa and Weyerhaeuser Co. in Valliant. The facility produces about 10% of the US national production of anhydrous ammonia, as well as urea and UAN.
In 2010, Koch Industries was ranked 10th on the list of top US corporate air polluters, the “Toxic 100 Air Polluters,” by the Political Economic Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


They are however not all bad!...
Koch Industries' headquarters in Wichita has been certified for meeting the Energy Star standards for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. As of 2010 it is the only Wichita office building to be so recognized. Whopee!


In 2005, Koch's Flint Hills Resources refinery was recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Awards program for reducing air emissions by 50 percent while expanding operations. The EPA has worked with Flint Hills Resources to develop "strategies for curtailing so-called 'upset' emissions, in what agency and company sources say could lead to guidance to minimize such emissions from petroleum refineries and other industrial facilities. The EPA described the process as a "model for other companies.
And we love this one…….


Koch's Matador Ranch in Texas earned the Lone Star Land Steward award for outstanding natural resource management in 2010. The Montana ranch has earned several environmental stewardship awards, including the EPA Regional Administrator's award. In 2011, And, the Midway-Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross American Red Cross awarded Koch Industries with a Corporate Excellence Award for its long-standing commitment to the humanitarian mission of Red Cross. WOW!


Now that we know who we are talking about, let us expand on several cogent points. Architects need an economy that works.

The chaos in Wisconsin is largely caused by the Koch brothers according to the press. Rich boys who have never been without money and massive assets in their lives.


They actively support union busting while manipulating the self serving sales of 39 power plants under no-bid rules. They are doing something vile to working class families in Wisconsin. They are destroying the wages of middle class families as a function of their political dogma and policy. They advocate cutting the Medicaid and Badger care program and they stopped high speed rail programs in several states. They have used their money to generate damage to America. They have forced EPA funding to be gutted we believe, as an act of revenge.


Koch money is a key driver of the conservative movement. That movement we believe stalls the economy and damages the working class. Almost every conservative-movement rock you turn over has Koch money crawling around under it. As the movement becomes more and more of a pay-to-play operation, conservatives of every stripe do more and more to protect and enrich the Koch operation. This blockade of special interest should be stopped. This has included blocking, disrupting and avoiding official investigations of accusations. It also includes funding front groups to advance the political and financial interests of the company and its owners.


New Hampshire’s newly elected veto-proof Republican majority is swiftly consolidating the pro-pollution agenda provided by oil billionaires Charles and David Koch, the heads of Koch Industries. This is damaging to the people of New Hapshire. The New Hampshire House passed HB 519 by 246-104 in February of 2011 , repealing its membership in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), after a successful robocall campaign fronted by Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity, one of the national Tea Party groups created by the oil billionaires. The Koch brothers do not build a new future for America, they do not support a sustainable ideology or vision of a desired future state for the middle class in America. They are not proposing to create permanent family supporting American jobs for Americans.


Why did they attack legislation that funds clean energy?

New Hampshire was one of the founding members of RGGI, a carbon market between 10 Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states and the first mandatory emissions trading plan in the country. RGGI requires power plants in participating states to cap CO2 emissions at 188 million short tons per year through 2014, with additional annual reductions of 2.5 percent from 2015 to 2018. RGGI helps states move from dangerous and dirty energy by funding the switch needed for clean energy. In the New Hampshire House, 297 of 400 seats went to the GOP, along with 19 of the 24 Senate seats, creating a majority that has not happened since 1962. Why move backwards? Who profits from that?

This was accomplished with unprecedented funding from the Koch brothers, following the Supreme court decision to "allow bribery", polluter-friendly “Tea Party” Republicans have been installed in state legislatures around the country, who signed pollution-friendly “climate pledges” in return for the billionaires’ funding. Who is it that purchases the souls of our politicians so openly?


We demand an explanation as to exactly why these men get to use their money as a SUPER VOTE to continue the damage pollution inflicts on human populations. Why are they doing this? Are they crazy or just that greedy?


The Koch brothers offer stagnation not the growth that Architects must have right now.


Walker Architects wants to know why,... American taxpayers must pay to subsidize the billionaire Koch brothers’... who provide massive campaign contributions to Republican Party politicians & the Tea Party movement,... and support policies that ensure even greater subsidies to the Kochs. mean while their politicians are cutting more public services middle class taxpayers need. Middle class taxpayers should have a choice about whether or not they fund the Kochs’ business and political activities, with our tax dollars. Is that OK?


It is an important question, but not one you’ll hear discussed much by our political class. Rather than the truth you will in place of that hear right-wing pundits whine endlessly about the public sector union bosses’ evil schemes to shake down taxpayers for union dues that eventually flow towards the Democratic Party.

Unions do not get government kick-backs and the Koch brothers apparently do. We think this is corrupt to use tax payer money to fund political attacks on the middle class. We think the press should call a time out and investigate the scandal of the Koch brother echo chamber.

President Obama did find time to be interviewed by a Wisconsin television station and weigh in on the dispute between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the state's public employee unions. (I am not related) Walker was staging "an assault on unions," he said, and added that "public employee unions make enormous contributions to our states and our citizens."

Middle class people elected the president and by the millions they made contributions to the Democratic Party and the Obama campaign. Unions, most of whose members are public employees, gave Democrats some $400 million in the 2008 election cycle. They will do it again. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the biggest public employee union, gave Democrats $90 million in the 2010 cycle. This money did not come from union dues. They will do it again, because the Koch brothers must be stopped. The many verses a few tyrants who think their money gives them a SUPER VOTE over the lives of the common man.


My question is who elected these guys? Why do they get to use their money as a SUPER VOTE to damage the middle class deliberately?


Clearly the Kock brothers are trying to destroy public sector unions and it is logical for unions to respond by funding democrats. Republicans use classic distortion borrowed from the NAZI book of propaganda saying:

“Follow the money”, Washington reporters like to say. “The money in this case comes from taxpayers, present and future, who are the source of every penny of dues paid to public employee unions, who in turn spend much of that money on politics, almost all of it for Democrats. In effect, public employee unions are a mechanism by which every taxpayer is forced to fund the Democratic Party.”


As outrageous as that sounds it is even more untrue. Union dues do not go to campaign contributions. Any money a union gives to a political campaign comes from a different fund to which the union members VOLUNTARILY contributed. Public Employee Unions Don’t Get One Penny from Taxpayers and Can’t Require Membership, But the Big Lie That They Do Is Everywhere. The Koch brothers are using these kinds of lies to paint a false image of the unions and it is time to take them to task for it. So we call upon them to show us the money trail, or shut up!


Billionaire businessman David Koch, is a benefactor of conservative organizations such as Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks and funding father of the Tea Party movement. You may have read in the news that they threw a party ostensibly to reward congressional Republicans for retaking the House.


A Republican campaign consultant who has done research on behalf of Charles and David Koch said of the Tea Party, "The Koch brothers gave the money that founded it. It's like they put the seeds in the ground. Then the rainstorm comes, and the frogs come out of the mud--and they're our candidates!
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Re: KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED

Postby WalkerARCHITECTS » Sat Aug 20, 2011 7:05 pm

PART TWO

The truth will ultimately come out!...
Let us begin with this simple, indisputable truth: public employees’ unions don’t get a single red cent from taxpayers. And they aren’t a mechanism to “force” working people to support Democrats – that’s completely illegal. The Koch brother echo chamber reverberates with lies! There is that evil smell in the air again and we know who it is!

As Architects we need to get the fact straight.

Public sector workers are employed by the government, but they are private citizens. Once a private citizen earns a dollar from the sweat of his or her brow, it no longer belongs to his or her employer. In the case of public workers, it is no longer a “taxpayer dollar”; it is a dollar held privately by an American citizen.

Public sector unions are financed through the dues paid by these private citizens, who elected to be part of a union – not a single taxpayer dollar is involved, and no worker is forced to join a union against his or her wishes. No worker in the United States is required to give one red cent to support a political cause he or she doesn’t agree with.

The Billionaire funded lies must be exposed!

There is no distinction between the role public- and private-sector unions play: both represent their members in negotiations with their employers. At the federal level, both are prohibited from using their members’ dues for political purposes. They donate to political campaigns – to elect lawmakers who will stand up for the interests of working people – but only out of voluntary contributions their members choose to make to their PACs. Nobody is forced to do or donate anything because it is illegal! If you were told otherwise it is a LIE!

The truth is immutable and powerful.

“Unions cannot, from their general funds, contribute a dime to any federal candidate or national political party,” says Laurence Gold, an attorney with the AFL-CIO. “They can only do it through their separate political PAC and only according to strict limits.” The federal government is watching closely. If you hear otherwise the voice of the liar is in your ear.

The states have a patchwork of different laws, (Right to Work and Work for Hire) and many do allow unions to donate to campaigns from funds designated for that purpose and they are also voluntarily funded. Membership in the first place is entirely voluntary – when a group of workers elect to form a union, it doesn’t mean that everyone must sign up. The union negotiates on behalf of all the workers in the group – and all of the workers get the job security and other benefits that come with collective bargaining — but by law it can’t compel them to pay union dues. “It is a right-wing canard that anyone needs to join a union,” Gold told AlterNet. “If a union member doesn’t like what his or her union is doing, he or she is ultimately free to walk, without any diminution in their employment rights. They still get all the benefits and the union still has to represent them – just like it did the day before.”

In states that haven’t passed so-called Right-To-Work laws, the union can charge all workers in a “negotiating unit” for the direct cost of representing them, but cannot, bylaw, force them to pay for the union’s political activities. If you are told otherwise it is a lie.

“They can only be required to pay for their share of bargaining costs and representation costs – not politics, not legislative stuff, not anything else,” Gold said. “Compulsory union dues are a canard, everywhere, and without exception. Anybody who says, oh you can compel somebody to support the union’s electoral activities – well, that’s simply false.”

The Koch brother propaganda is a lie!

Now that we have established a baseline of factual reality, let’s take a look at what much of the media – even the ostensibly “liberal” media – are telling the American people.

In a widely cited opinion piece in the Washington Post, former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson claimed that “public employee unions have the unique power to help pick pliant negotiating partners — by using compulsory dues to elect friendly politicians.”

Again, a blatant falsehood, and one that prompted economist Dean Baker to point out that “if Mr. Gerson knows of any violations of the law, I’m sure that there are many ambitious prosecutors who would be happy to hear his evidence.” The sound of Gerson’s silence is still deafening!

As Architects it is important to understand the laws that constrain union activities and we urge Architects to inform themselves about these laws.

The irony here is that while unions can’t compel workers to fork over a penny for political campaigns, corporations can donate unlimited amounts of their shareholders’ equity to do so – they are, in fact, in the “unique position” to elect pliant lawmakers.

“What the right-wing and the business community always try to portray is that you have these union bosses that are forcing helpless employees to give them money,” says Gold, “when the reality is that these are their members who chose to be in a union and then elected their officers democratically, in sharp contrast to corporations, none of whose officers are elected democratically unless you count shareholders voting at an annual meeting as a real democratic system.”

And conservatives have long held that voluntary donations to political campaigns are a high form of free speech. The double standard is clear– “money equals speech” unless it’s money freely donated by working people to advance their own economic interests. The outrage of the Koch brother’s propaganda, pulled from the NAZI handbook is an embarrassment to the Republican party.

The corporate-backed Heritage Foundation – which has waged a longstanding propaganda war against the American labor movement — notes that “state and local employees in 28 states are required to pay full union dues” – patently untrue — and, “using this government coercion, government unions have amassed tremendous financial resources that they use to campaign for higher taxes and higher pay for government workers.” The evil nature of these lies remind us of past wars and the consequences of a silent press.

There are no “government unions,” just unions of private workers. And they have no interest in campaigning for higher taxes – they are unions of taxpaying citizens. They do push for better pay, benefits and working conditions, like private sector unions, but officials elected by American voters determine the number and size of public programs and therefore the ultimate cost of government.
Heritage also makes much of the fact that public unions lobby for various policies that conservatives don’t like, and claims, yet again, that they do so with “taxpayer dollars.” That’s false, as we know, but it is true of another group: private contractors. They routinely include a line-item billing the government for part of the money they spend on lobbying – they, rather than the unions, actually use taxpayer dollars to lobby for, as Heritage puts it, “legislation and ballot measures that raise taxes and spending.” When do the lies and distortions stop?

Writing for Newsweek, Mark McKinnon writes that “it is the abuse by public unions and their bosses that pushes centrists like me to the GOP.” (McKinnon was a political adviser to both George W. Bush and John McCain.) His enthusiasm to spin public unions as something to be feared is so great, he ends up making this confused – and confusing – argument:

Unlike private-sector jobs, which are more than fully funded through revenues created in a voluntary exchange of money for goods or services, public-sector jobs are funded by taxpayer dollars, forcibly collected by the government (union dues are often deducted from public employees’ paychecks).
I don’t pretend to know what he means when he says private sector jobs are more than fully funded – we do have an underemployment rate of about 17 percent – but the rest is an incomprehensible mish-mash of “public sector jobs,” which are obviously paid for out of tax revenues, and public sector unions, which, as he notes, are funded out of the paychecks of private citizens working for the government – workers who choose to belong to a union.

He then advances the Big Lie, essentially turning reality on its head:
Big money from public unions, collected through mandatory dues, and funded entirely by the taxpayer, is then redistributed as campaign cash to help elect the politicians who are then supposed to represent taxpayers in negotiations with those same unions.

This falsehood pitting public employees against taxpayers is ubiquitous. TheWashington Post ran a story headlined, “Ohio, Wisconsin shine spotlight on new union battle: Government workers vs. taxpayers”; Rush Limbaugh called public sector unions, “money launderers” for “Democrat politicians”; Mark Steyn called them, “rapacious, public sector-shakedown kleptocrats,” and self-proclaimed liberal Joe Kleinwondered if they “are organized against the might and greed…of the public?”

All of this is meant to serve another, Bigger Lie – even more ubiquitous — that the cost of public workers is killing state budgets. As Bill O’Reilly put it with typical understatement, state “governments can’t afford to operate” because of “union wages and benefits.” When do the lies and distortions end?

Here’s another factual baseline: those “cadillac” pensions we always hear about public workers getting actually average $22,000 per year and amount to just 6 percent of state budgets. Some states’ pension funds have problems because they’ve been raided to pay for tax cuts, but in the aggregate, pensions aren’t eating up state budgets. Andrew Leonard, writing in Salon about what he calls “the imaginary public sector pension fund crisis,” notes that because the stock market has recovered to a great degree, “those horrible ‘shortfalls’ everyone has been making such a big deal of are already in retreat.”

As economist Dean Baker notes, it was Wall Street, not a bunch of teachers and firefighters, which is to blame for the gaps that do exist. “Most of the pension shortfall,” he wrote, “is attributable to the plunge in the stock market in the years 2007-2009. If pension funds had earned returns just equal to the interest rate on 30-year Treasury bonds in the three years since 2007, their assets would be more than $850 billion greater than they are today.”

Public workers’ salaries are another 28 percent of state budgets. They get paid less than comparable workers in the private sector, even including benefits. The problem, as far as an honest debate goes, comes from the word “comparable.” Last week, USA Today (mis)informed its readers that workers in the public sector make more than in the private, a claim it backed up with misleading averages. The article only quoted in passing an economist who pointed out that their “analysis is misleading because it doesn’t reflect factors such as education that result in higher pay for public employees.” It’s actually meaningless, as public workers are twice as likely to have a college degree and have, on average, more years on the job than workers in the private sector. Guess what happens when you adjust for that…public workers are paid less.

State and local employees’ wages and salaries have virtually nothing to do with the budget gaps which many states are grappling with – that too is a result of the recession caused by Wall Street, not Main Street. According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, “State tax collections, adjusted for inflation, are now 12 percent below pre-recession levels, while the need for state-funded services has not declined. As a result, even after making very deep spending cuts over the last several years, states continue to face large budget gaps.” According to Census data, states’ social welfare payments to struggling individuals and families increased by around 25 percent between the first quarter of 2007 and the last quarter of 2010.

Most of the media lazily accepts that collective bargaining by state workers is a fiscal matter – a typical headline on AOL news asked, “Can collective bargaining bills stem state deficits?” as if there is some correlation between those two things. But the evidence doesn’t suggest as much: There are already 13 states that restrict public workers’ bargaining rights and it hasn’t helped their bottom lines. As Ed Kilgore noted, “eight non-collective-bargaining states face larger budget shortfalls than either Wisconsin or Ohio,” and ” three of the 13 non-collective bargaining states are among the eleven states facing budget shortfalls at or above 20%.”

Tragically, the corporate media, rather than shedding light on these facts –which are necessary for a healthy debate — is helping to obscure them under a cloud of anti-union spin. Lies destroy freedom and so do SUPER VOTES in the hands of Radical Billionaires.

I hope this is valuable information to fellow Architects.
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