KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED: 2014 Edition

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KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED: 2014 Edition

I hope you’re ready for a wild ride. Billionaires David and Charles Koch have been handed the ability to buy our democracy in the form of giant checks to the House, Senate, and soon, possibly even the Presidency. The last time we exposed the Koch Brothers’ dealings to the world we here at Brave New Films wound up in their crosshairs. They produced online ad campaigns attacking us, but, it takes more than a banner ad to slow us down.

We’ve reissued Koch Brothers Exposed in an updated version, Koch Brothers Exposed: 2014 Edition, to shine a light on them. We’ve delved even deeper into where their money is going, who their money is hurting, and how much they are making during this whole process leading up to the 2014 Elections.

Two years ago when we made this film very few people knew who the Koch Brothers were or what the Koch Brothers were doing. But now, we so strongly believe that everyone should know what is happening that with your help and donations we are able to offer the film for free. We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to see the truth:

Finally found the time to watch the 55 minute film. Initially, had a very difficult time getting the download — I just didn’t know how to navigate their site. One must register & obviously they want a donation — no problem here but wanted to bring the film for anyone who wishes to to watch it. So, after registering, film can’t be downloaded until opening e-mail which apparently completes the process:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?…

http://www.bravenewfilms.org/k…

One of the great things this film does is touch upon ALEC & how easy ALEC makes it to infiltrate our state legislatures to make all states conform to their extremist ideology as much as possible.

GOP rep raises concerns over showing of anti-Koch brothers movie in Capitol

Published May 19, 2014

A Republican lawmaker is raising concerns over the fact that Democrats are planning to host the premiere of an anti-Koch brothers documentary in a taxpayer-funded room in the Capitol on Tuesday.

http://www.foxnews.com/politic…

Wiki says it is a 2012 film however I hadn’t seen it or even heard of it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…

However politically motivated it may be or may not be, the truth is still the truth regardless of who’s spittin it. Whether rules or whatever else are being violated — and I haven’t seen anything but the links posted, nor do I understand the intricisies here — however one thing is clear –all of these activities & the players in the game need a closer look.

Following Citizens United SCOTUS decision, the upending & poisoning of our democracy by the oceans of limitless cash available for bankrolling the Corporate Reichocracy & special interests as well as the purchasing of our elected leaders, I think the gullible public needs an awakening.

There are many who remain completely uninformed of the shenaningans & the undue influence exerted behind the scenes of controversies we face at the local & state level, to say nothing about the national scene. Energy sources are big business — and as competitive as any product we purchase.

Hopefully with this new version — this will be an eye-opener for Vermonters who watch the film as we ponder ho will fill the energy void as well as who is saying what & why.    

More:

The Koch Brothers – Exposed!

By Julian Brookes

POSTED: April 20, 5:15 PM ET

http://www.rollingstone.com/po…

9 thoughts on “KOCH BROTHERS EXPOSED: 2014 Edition

  1. Due to a site malfunction, each time I attempt to put “updated” in the title bar, oddly reverts back to the previous version which I had in fact deleted.

    Site seems a bit buggy but could be my computer.

  2. Buying Your Vote

    Dark Money and Big Data

    How Dark Money Flows Through the Koch Network

    By Al Shaw, Theodoric Meyer and Kim Barker, ProPublica

    Feb. 14, 2014

    emphasis added

    Fundraising by the libertarian billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch supports a tangle of nonprofits, sometimes referred to as the Kochtopus, all aimed at advancing conservative causes. Two groups, the Freedom Partners Chamber of Commerce and TC4 Trust, handed out almost $264 million from mid-2011 to October 2012 to 30 other nonprofits. Almost half of that went to the Center to Protect Patient Rights, which then funneled millions to a constellation of dark money groups, some of which also received money from Freedom Partners and TC4 Trust. Groups that got significant amounts of money from the Center, Freedom Partners and TC4 Trust reported political spending of more than $75 million in 2012. Much of the money flowed through what are known as “disregarded entities” – limited liability companies, or LLCs, that some of the groups have set up. TC4 Trust has folded and the Center to Protect Patient Rights no longer plays a central role in the Koch network, but many of these groups will be active in the 2014 election.

    http://projects.propublica.org

    Includes some interesting links:

    Buying Your Vote

    Dark Money and Big Data

    IRS Delays New Rules for Dark Money Groups

    Senate to Take Up Longshot Amendment to Regulate Campaign Finance

    Dark Money Group Sues IRS Over Targeting, Disclosure

    What Happens When a Dark Money Group Blows Off IRS Rules? Nothing.

    The Dark Money Man: How Sean Noble Moved the Kochs’ Cash into Politics and Made Millions

    … But his story shows how the Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 Citizens United ruling has given rise to a new breed of power brokers who control a growing pool of money raised in secret and spent to influence politics in ways that voters can’t always trace.

    Much of Noble’s work in 2012 remained invisible to the public until the Center and dozens of other Koch-backed nonprofits released their tax returns late last year …

    http://www.propublica.org/arti

  3. Who Controls the Kochs’ Political Network? ASMI, SLAH and TOHE

    Obscure limited liability companies have ultimate say over the Koch network’s nonprofits, which spend hundreds of millions of dollars to advance conservative causes.

    by Kim Barker and Theodoric Meyer

    ProPublica, March 17, 2014, 12:35 p.m.

    http://www.propublica.org/arti

    Podcast: The Hidden Power of Dark Moneyby Nicole Collins Bronzan

    ProPublica, March 27, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

    http://www.propublica.org/podc

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