Break Down


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So, I had a serious break down today.
PTSD is trying to kill me and at the same time, someone inside my family who I love very much is most likely not be with us much longer.

Like I said before, this is my first April without my mask and it’s extremely hard for me to deal with. I didn’t know that I could feel so much. And all at the same time.

When you shield yourself away from your feelings to cope with things that you shouldn’t have to cope with on a young age. (Actually, you shouldn’t have to cope with it on any age) it’s not like that your completely numb.
You still feel,  it’s just not as strong. More ….dim.
This allows you to keep going.
The human mind really is amazing that way.

But when you,  for whatever reason, lose that mask, that ability to shut…

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Honey Maid “This Is Wholesome” And Honey Maid’s Response To Homophobes & Racist With “Love.”


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Honey Maid released a glorious response to homophobic idiots who didn’t like the snack company’s ads depicting gay couples with their children. Honey made did something that most other companies don’t have the cojones to do….fire back!

Honey Maid: This is Wholesome :30 TV Commercial | Official

 

Published on Mar 10, 2014

No matter how things change, what makes us wholesome never will.

 

 

 

The Honey Maid spot, which first ran on March 10, has generated its share of negative responses, most notably a letter-writing campaign from the not-at-all-overreacting One Million Moms.

Nabisco should be ashamed of themselves for their latest Honey Maid and Teddy Graham cracker commercial where they attempt to normalize sin,” wrote the group. “This commercial not only promotes homosexuality, but then calls the scene in the advertisement wholesome.”

 

 

Nabisco & Honey Maid responded with………

 

Honey Maid: Love

 

Published on Apr 3, 2014

We made a commercial about what makes families, family. And we received a lot of comments. See what we did with them.

 

 

 

The moment I saw this video, I bought graham crackers for the first time in decades. I’m gonna make a delicious fattening

 

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Graham Cracker Eclair “Cake” tonight….made with graham crackers.

 

 

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Graham Cracker Eclair “Cake”

 

what you need

 

15 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, broken in half (30 squares), divided
1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
1-1/2 cups  cold milk
1 tub  (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
1 cup  BAKER’S ONE BOWL Chocolate Frosting
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make it

 

ARRANGE 10 graham squares, slightly overlapping, on bottom of 8-inch square pan. Beat pudding mix and milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Let stand 5 min. Stir in COOL WHIP.

 

SPREAD half the pudding mixture over graham squares in pan; cover with 10 of the remaining graham squares. Repeat layers.

 

REFRIGERATE 3 hours. Spread with BAKER’S ONE BOWL Chocolate Frosting.

 

Enjoy….and know as you eat this, you’re giving The TeaTardedRepubliCANT Pseudo-Freudian Psycho-Sexual
Secret-Whore Pro-caucasian Pro-Racist Anti-LGBTQA1 Anti- Feminist Reich Wing GOPretender Conselfishservative NRA-Gun
Loving Nut Bag Party dumbasses the middle finger.

 

 

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The birds sing, the sun shines and the People’s President is sworn in ….


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I sit in the garden, the weather is glorious and I am overwhelmed by the brilliant light we are accustomed to here, a brightness I appreciate so much after years of English gray skies. And as my minestra cooks indoors, I watch the inauguration of the 9th President on my IPad.

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On the screen I see well-wishers from all walks of life as the President mingles with the crowds. Her Presidency will focus on diversity and inclusiveness. She is there for the people and she is adored by them.

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Tonight, we are having a light supper of vegetable minestra with ham hock, peppered cheeselets and sourdough bread and you will not believe how good the local bread is….

1 kilo Vegetables of your choice, chopped and peeled, to include carrots, pumpkin, potatoes and zucchini
2 Stock Cubes
1 kilo pulses to include split peas, and barley, orange lentils, cannelloni beans…

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My April Fools Joke, 3 Days Late; Charles Koch: “I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society.”


 

By Jueseppi B.

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From the Washington Post:

 

Charles Koch: I’m Fighting to Restore a Free Society

 

Instead of welcoming free debate, collectivists engage in character assassination.

 

By CHARLES G. KOCH

 

I have devoted most of my life to understanding the principles that enable people to improve their lives. It is those principles—the principles of a free society—that have shaped my life, my family, our company and America itself.

 

Unfortunately, the fundamental concepts of dignity, respect, equality before the law and personal freedom are under attack by the nation’s own government. That’s why, if we want to restore a free society and create greater well-being and opportunity for all Americans, we have no choice but to fight for those principles. I have been doing so for more than 50 years, primarily through educational efforts. It was only in the past decade that I realized the need to also engage in the political process.

 

A truly free society is based on a vision of respect for people and what they value. In a truly free society, any business that disrespects its customers will fail, and deserves to do so. The same should be true of any government that disrespects its citizens. The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you. This is the essence of big government and collectivism.

 

More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson warned that this could happen. “The natural progress of things,” Jefferson wrote, “is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.” He knew that no government could possibly run citizens’ lives for the better. The more government tries to control, the greater the disaster, as shown by the current health-care debacle. Collectivists (those who stand for government control of the means of production and how people live their lives) promise heaven but deliver hell. For them, the promised end justifies the means.

 

Instead of encouraging free and open debate, collectivists strive to discredit and intimidate opponents. They engage in character assassination. (I should know, as the almost daily target of their attacks.) This is the approach that Arthur Schopenhauer described in the 19th century, that Saul Alinsky famously advocated in the 20th, and that so many despots have infamously practiced. Such tactics are the antithesis of what is required for a free society—and a telltale sign that the collectivists do not have good answers.

 

Rather than try to understand my vision for a free society or accurately report the facts about Koch Industries, our critics would have you believe we’re “un-American” and trying to “rig the system,” that we’re against “environmental protection” or eager to “end workplace safety standards.” These falsehoods remind me of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan‘s observation, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.” Here are some facts about my philosophy and our company:

 

Koch companies employ 60,000 Americans, who make many thousands of products that Americans want and need. According to government figures, our employees and the 143,000 additional American jobs they support generate nearly $11.7 billion in compensation and benefits. About one-third of our U.S.-based employees are union members.

 

Koch employees have earned well over 700 awards for environmental, health and safety excellence since 2009, many of them from the Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration. EPA officials have commended us for our “commitment to a cleaner environment” and called us “a model for other companies.”

 

Our refineries have consistently ranked among the best in the nation for low per-barrel emissions. In 2012, our Total Case Incident Rate (an important safety measure) was 67% better than a Bureau of Labor Statistics average for peer industries. Even so, we have never rested on our laurels. We believe there is always room for innovation and improvement.

 

Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

 

Koch Industries was the only major producer in the ethanol industry to argue for the demise of the ethanol tax credit in 2011. That government handout (which cost taxpayers billions) needlessly drove up food and fuel prices as well as other costs for consumers—many of whom were poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Now the mandate needs to go, so that consumers and the marketplace are the ones who decide the future of ethanol.

 

Instead of fostering a system that enables people to help themselves, America is now saddled with a system that destroys value, raises costs, hinders innovation and relegates millions of citizens to a life of poverty, dependency and hopelessness. This is what happens when elected officials believe that people’s lives are better run by politicians and regulators than by the people themselves. Those in power fail to see that more government means less liberty, and liberty is the essence of what it means to be American. Love of liberty is the American ideal.

 

If more businesses (and elected officials) were to embrace a vision of creating real value for people in a principled way, our nation would be far better off—not just today, but for generations to come. I’m dedicated to fighting for that vision. I’m convinced most Americans believe it’s worth fighting for, too.

 

Mr. Koch is chairman and CEO of Koch Industries.

 

 

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Why the Washington Post would ever allow such dumbfuckery to be published in their newspaper is beyond MY common sense and logic BUTT it speaks volumes to who pulls the Washington Post purse strings.

 

 

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Koch Brothers Exposed is a 2012 US political documentary, compiled by Robert Greenwald from a viral video campaign produced by Brave New Films, about the political activities of the Koch brothers.

 

Koch Brothers Exposed

 

Published on May 2, 2013

Documentary detailing the crimes of the Koch brothers and the hijacking of US politics.

 

 

 

 

Koch family

 

The Koch family (/ˈkk/ koke) of industrialists and businessmen is most notable for its control of Koch Industries, the second largest privately owned company in the United States. The family business was started by Fred C. Koch, who developed a new cracking method for the refinement of heavy oil into gasoline. Fred’s four sons litigated against each other over their interests in the business during the 1980s and 1990s.

 

David H. Koch and Charles G. Koch — the two brothers still with Koch Industries — are affiliated with the Koch family foundations. Annual revenues for Koch Industries have been “estimated to be a hundred billion dollars”.

 

Family members

  • Fred C. Koch (1900–1967), American chemical engineer and entrepreneur who founded the oil refinery firm that later became Koch Industries and was one of the founding members of the John Birch Society 
  • Mary Robinson Koch (October 17, 1907–December 21, 1990), wife of Fred C. and namesake of the company tanker vessel Mary R. Koch
  • Four sons of Fred C. and Mary Robinson Koch:
     

 

 

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Political activities

Members of the Koch family have given to conservative and libertarian policy and advocacy groups in the United States, including think tanks like the Heritage Foundation and the Cato Institute, and more recently Americans for Prosperity. Americans for Prosperity and FreedomWorks are organizations with links to both the Kochs and the Tea Party movement.

 

According to the Koch Family Foundations and Philanthropy website, “the foundations and the individual giving of Koch family members” have financially supported organizations “fostering entrepreneurship, education, human services, at-risk youth, arts and culture, and medical research.”

 

In 2011 the Koch Industries website was attacked by Anonymous following the Industries’ attack upon union members, the result being their website could not be accessed for 15 minutes. In 2013 one member of the group, a 38-year-old truck driver, pleaded guilty when accused of participating in the attack for a period of one minute, and received a sentence of two years federal probation, and ordered to pay $183,000 restitution.

 

 

Koch Industries

 

Koch Industries, Inc. /ˈkk/ is an American multinational corporation based in WichitaKansas, United States, with subsidiaries involved in manufacturing, trading and investments. Koch also owns InvistaGeorgia-Pacific, Flint Hills Resources, Koch Pipeline, Koch Fertilizer, Koch Minerals and Matador Cattle Company. Koch companies are involved in core industries such as the manufacturing, refining and distribution of petroleumchemicalsenergy, fiber, intermediates and polymersmineralsfertilizerspulp 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 2011, Forbes called it the second largest privately held company in the United States (after Cargill), with an annual revenue of about $98 billion, down from the largest in 2006. If Koch Industries were a public company in 2007, it would have ranked about 16 in the Fortune 500.

 

Fred C. Koch, after whom Koch Industries, Inc. is named, co-founded the company in 1940 and developed an innovative crude oil refining process. His sons, Charles Koch, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, and David H. Koch, executive vice president, are principal owners of the company after they bought out their brothers, Frederick and William “Bill” Koch, for $1.1 billion in 1983. Charles and David H. Koch each own 42% of Koch Industries, and Charles has stated that the company will publicly offer shares “literally over my dead body”.

 

Koch Industries, Inc.
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Type Private
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 1940
Founder(s) Fred C. Koch
Headquarters WichitaKansasU.S.
Area served Worldwide
Key people Charles de Ganahl Koch
(Chairman & CEO)
David H. Koch
(Executive VP)
Products Asphaltchemicals,commodities trading

energy,fibersfertilizers,

finance,mineralsnatural gas,

plastics,petroleumpulp and paper,ranching

Revenue Increase US$ 115 billion (2013)
Owner(s) Koch family (84%)
Employees 70,000 (2011)
Subsidiaries Georgia-PacificInvistaFlint Hills Resources
Website Kochind.com

 

 

 

Political activity

Koch Industries has spent more than $50 million to lobby in Washington between 2006 and October 2011, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

 

The company has opposed the regulation of financial derivatives and limits on greenhouse gases. It sponsors free market foundations and causes.

 

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, many of Koch Industries’ contributions have gone toward achieving legislation on energy issues, defense appropriations and financial regulatory reform. Koch Industries has been criticized by the environmentalist group Greenpeace for the role they allege the company plays in affecting climate change policy in the United States, along with other major producers of oil and petroleum like ExxonMobil and Chevron. Koch Industries replied saying the Greenpeace report “distorts the environmental record of our companies.”

 

One policy proposal to control global warming that Koch Industries has come out against is Low Carbon Fuel Standards, such as were passed in 2007 in California. According to Koch Industries, “LCFS would cripple refiners that rely on heavy crude feed stocks to provide the transportation fuels that keep America moving.”

 

The Koch Industries website includes an opinion piece from the Wall Street Journal by Charles Koch, one of the company’s owners, “Why Koch Industries is Speaking Out.” The article states: “Because of our activism, we’ve been vilified by various groups. Despite this criticism, we’re determined to keep contributing and standing up for those politicians, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, who are taking these challenges [deficit spending by governments] seriously.”

 

The company also funds the political action committee KochPAC.

 

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Environmental and safety record

Bloomberg reports that from 1999 to 2003, Koch Industries was assessed “more than $400 million in fines, penalties and judgments.” Daniel Indiviglio, in a reaction piece appearing in The Atlantic argues that the Bloomberg article is biased and misleading, asserting that the Bloomberg team “only found eight instances of alleged misconduct by a giant multinational over the span of 63 years”.

 

In 2000, for its 300 reported oil spills which had taken place across six states, Koch paid the largest civil fine ever imposed on a company under any federal environmental law for the illegal discharge of crude oil and petroleum products. In a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Texas, the company agreed to pay a “$30 million civil penalty, improve its leak-prevention programs and spend $5 million on environmental projects.”

 

In 1996, an 8-inch-diameter steel LPG pipeline operated by Koch Pipeline Company ruptured near Lively, Texas and began leaking butane gas. The vapor cloud ignited when two residents drove their pickup truck through the flammable vapors to get to a neighbor’s house to call 9-1-1 to report the leak. The two were killed in the explosion, and approximately 25 families were later evacuated from the neighborhood without injury. An investigation conducted by the NTSB found that the pipe section which failed had not been shown to have excessive corrosion in a 1995 inspection. Regulations at the time did not provide criteria for “adequate cathodic protection.” Koch also stated that the bacteria-induced corrosion acted quicker than had ever previously been recorded in the industry. The explosion was the only event of its kind in the company’s history. In 1999, a Texas jury found that negligence had led to the rupture of the Koch pipeline and awarded the victims’ families $296 million – “the largest compensatory damages judgment in a wrongful death case against a corporation in U.S. history”.

 

In 2000, a federal grand jury returned a 97-count indictment against Koch Industries and its individual employees for environmental crimes relating to excess emissions of 85 metric tons of benzene, a known carcinogen. In 2001, Koch Industries was fined $20 million, of which $10 million was a criminal fine and $10 million to clean up the environment.

 

 

David H. Koch

David Hamilton Koch (/ˈkk/; born May 3, 1940) is an American businessman, philanthropist, political activist, and chemical engineer. He is a co-owner (with older brother Charles) and an executive vice president of Koch Industries, a conglomerate that is the second-largest privately held company in the United States.

 

Koch is a major patron of the arts and has contributed to several charities including Lincoln CenterSloan Kettering, a fertility clinic at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the American Museum of Natural History‘s David H. Koch Dinosaur Wing. The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Ballet was renamed the David H. Koch Theater in 2008 following a gift of 100 million dollars for the renovation of the theater. Condé Nast Portfolio described him as “one of the most generous but low-key philanthropists in America”. He and his brother Charles have also donated to political advocacy groups, including Americans for Prosperity, and to political campaigns, mainly Republican. He is a survivor of the USAir Flight 1493 crash in 1991. Koch is the fourth richest person in America as of 2012, and the wealthiest resident of New York City as of 2013.

 

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Born David Hamilton Koch
May 3, 1940 (age 73)
Wichita, Kansas, US
Monuments David H. Koch Theater
Residence 740 Park Avenue
Manhattan, New York, US
Citizenship United States
Education M.S. in Chemical Engineering
Alma mater MIT
Occupation VP of Koch Industries
Known for Philanthropy to cultural and medical 

institutions;
Support of libertarian and

conservative causes

Net worth Increase US$ 31 billion (2012)
Political party Libertarian (before 1984),Republican
Opponent(s) Ran on Libertarian ticket for Vice President in 

1980 election against CarterMondale,

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Board member of Aspen InstituteCato Institute

Reason Foundation

Spouse(s) Julia M. Flesher Koch
Children David Koch Jr.
Mary Julia Koch
John Mark Koch
Parents Fred C. Koch
Mary Robinson
Relatives Siblings:
Awards Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters – 

Cambridge College;
Corporate Citizens Award -

Woodrow Wilson International

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Charles Koch

 

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Charles de Ganahl Koch (/ˈkk/; born November 1, 1935) is an American businessman and philanthropist. He is co-owner, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of Koch Industries. His brother David H. Koch also owns 42% of Koch Industries and serves as Executive Vice President. The brothers inherited the business from their father, Fred C. Koch, and have since expanded the business to 2,600 times its inherited size. Originally involved exclusively inoil refining and chemicals, Koch Industries has expanded to include process and pollution control equipment and technologies; polymers and fibers; minerals; fertilizers; commodity trading and services; forest and consumer products; and ranching. The businesses produce a wide variety of well-known brands, such as Stainmaster carpet, Lycra fiber, Quilted Northern tissue and Dixie Cup. In 2007, Koch’s book The Science of Success was published. The book describes his management philosophy, referred to as “Market-Based Management”.

 

Koch provides financial support for a number of public policy and charitable organizations, including the Institute for Humane Studies and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He co-founded the Washington, DC-based Cato Institute. Through the Koch Cultural Trust, founded by Charles Koch’s wife, Elizabeth, the Koch family has also funded artistic projects and creative artists.

 

Koch Industries is the second-largest privately held company by revenue in the United States according to a 2010 Forbes survey and as of October 2012 Charles was ranked the 6th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $34 billion—according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index—and was ranked 18th on Forbes World’s Billionaires list of 2011 (and 4th on the Forbes 400), with an estimated net worth of $25 billion, deriving from his 42% stake in Koch Industries.

 

Charles Koch
Born Charles de Ganahl Koch
November 1, 1935 (age 78)
Wichita, Kansas
Ethnicity Dutch (grandfather)
Alma mater MIT
Occupation Chairman and CEO of Koch Industries
Net worth Increase US$ 36 billion (2013)
Children
  • Chase Koch
  • Elizabeth Koch
Parents
Relatives Siblings:

 

 

Charles Koch and David Koch, the brothers at the helm of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., have a net worth of $36 billion apiece, according to Forbes. They’re tied for fourth on the magazine’s list of the 400 richest people in America.

 

Koch brothers’ net worth: $36 billion apiece, Forbes says

 

Charles Koch and David Koch, the brothers at the helm of Wichita-based Koch Industries Inc., have a net worth of $36 billion apiece, according to Forbes. They’re tied for fourth on the magazine’s list of the 400 richest people in America.

 

Forbes’ estimate of the brothers’ wealth has been increasing. In March, on a list of the world’s billionaires, Forbes put their net worth at $34 billion apiece.

 

Shutdown The U.S. Government Traitors....The Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and Donald Trump

 

 

I LOVE this organization name…..

 

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From Koch Watch.com:

 

Boycott these traitorous John Bircher/Tea Party corporatists.

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Koch Products & Companies Include:
- Angel Soft
- Angel Soft Ultra 
- Brawny paper towels
- Dixie cups (& napkins & plates)
- Insulair cups
- Perfect Touch cups, paper products
- Quilted Northern
- Sparkle paper towels
- Stainmaster
- Vanity Fair napkins & paper towels
- Mardis Gras napkins
- Zee Napkins
- Georgia Pacific products

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Home/Office papers:
- Advantage
- Image Plus
- Spectrum

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Other:
- American Greetings (Kochs own minority share)
- Guardian Glass (Kochs own 44%) 
- Stainmaster
- Lycra
- Teflon

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Building supplies: 
- Georgia Pacific

 

Show Your Displeasure: Boycott These Koch Products

 

Koch companies’ products are everywhere we look- In our offices, homes and backyards. We walk on them. Wear Them. Eat off them. We use them to clean spills or to keep spills from staining. Chances are, nearly every store you walk into sell a Koch company product. Next time you shop, be on the lookout for these familiar brands:

 

Investa

Lycra
Cool Max
Tactel
Solar max
Polarguard
Dacron
Thermolite
Comforel
Antron
Stainmaster
Cordura

 

 

Georgia-Pacific

Vanity Fair
Angel Soft
Quilted Northern
Sparkle
Brawny
Mardi Gras
Dixie
DensArmor Plus
Plyntanium
Tough Rock
Demak Up
Kittensoft
Lotuss
Moltonel
Tenderly
Nouvelle
Okay
Calhogar
Delica
Inversoft
Tutto

 

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If you see it, put it back. It’s radioactive.

 

If you buy industrial products, here’s another site the Kochs may soon be taking down:http://www.kochind.com/factsSheets/KochFacts.aspx It has links to all the Koch Industries companies- Industrial products, minerals, fertilizers, and of course Georgia-Pacific. Feel free to search their site- it contains a very comprehensive list of consumer products to avoid including these selected products:

 

Toilet Paper:
Angel Soft
Quilted Northern
Soft N, Gentle

 

 

Paper Towels:
Brawny
Sparkle
Mardi Gras

 

 

Napkins:
Mardi Gras
Vanity Fair
Zee

 

 

Agriculture:
Nitamin
Bumper Harvest

 

 

Food Service:
Quik-Rap sandwich paper
Quilt-Rap insulating sandwich wrap
Food Shop sandwich wrap
Menu tissue

 

 

Packaging:
Color-Box
MulitKraft

GP paper products
GP industrial claening & janitorial products
GP healthcare products
GP building & remodelling products

 

 

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If you didn’t know about The Koch Brothers…..Now You Know.

 

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Cancer treatment found in a tree


Originally posted on Tales from the Conspiratum:

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April 04, 2014
by Lindsey Alexander

(NaturalNews) The Lapacho tree has been studied for many years by cultures around the globe. It is an evergreen tree from South America that produces a type of bark that has been claimed to cure or prevent cancer, along with other illnesses. The scientific name is Tabebuia avellanedae, and the tea that is made from this bark is often referred to as “Pau d’arco,” though many alternative names have been used.

The University of Maryland found that this specific tea, or bark extract, has anticancer properties, as well as anti-inflammatory, antiparasitic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties. There has not been any well-known testing on humans, but studies have already proven that this particular bark provides a stimulation of immune system cells known as macrophages. Additionally, this bark has been reported to kill lung cancer cells and liver cancer cells that were grown…

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