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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Read up more. You may be surprised at what they (at least Charles) are involved in. The Kochs aren't the boogie man like many would have you believe. It is the far left fanatics that think they only do wrong. They just heavily advocate free markets, less govt. intervention through regulations, and are heavy believers in value creation. I don't get the mentality to vilify someone just because you hold a differing opinion on certain topics.
    Yeah, find it pretty interesting how so many just kinda goosestep along without digging into the details of the claims against them. Some of the tax reform issues they're pushing for actually would hurt their own bottom line.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I guess the Koch brothers are no longer evil incarnate.
    Rather, I would say that shared causes can make for strange bedfellows.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by Paxaeon View Post
    Oops forgot the link. Thanks

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Rather, I would say that shared causes can make for strange bedfellows.
    It would look less sinister if the Koch brothers didn't by Blackwater to get a private military of their very own.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Even more than the equipment, cops need to be taught that they aren't in action movies. That was the response from top experts in the actual military over the discussion of militarized police. They're not acting like the military. They're acting like the guys from the Expendables.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Oops forgot the link. Thanks
    The article only says that a couple unpleasant think tanks and politicians that the Koch Brother plutocrats happen to fund made some noises about the militarization of the police. There's no evidence the Koch Bros have any opinion on this issue. I guess the reporter (despite having accepted Koch Brother largesse in the form of a grant of some sort), couldn't get an interview.

    Given the destructive propaganda and politics that spew out of the Cato Institute, et al, it would hardly mean much even if the Koch Plutocrats had an opinion on this issue. Their general goal is to eviscerate the federal government and all government institutions so that rich people like them can dominate society. I guess disarming the police might fit into this crazy narcissistic plan.

    By the way, what is a "Koch Summer Fellowship"? A training course in astroturfing?

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    Re: Koch Brothers Take On Camo-Wearing Cops

    Quote Originally Posted by FaceofBachmann View Post
    The article only says that a couple unpleasant think tanks and politicians that the Koch Brother plutocrats happen to fund made some noises about the militarization of the police.
    Well, they have spoken out about the issue personally. Not saying that makes them good people, not by any means, but credit should be given where credit is due.

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