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Prank call proves billionaire David Koch owns Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:23 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
reply to post by inforeal
 


Not everyone thinks the unions are God's gift to the working class. History shows that unions often have corrupt criminal elements working for them.


and how does that relate to governor walker trying to end the unions ability towards collective bargaining?


Bottom line is if you think a job is corrupt you quit. Welfare and unemployment will get you by. e.


I see. So, instead of workers working together to get paid a decent wage for their labor, you think the federal government should support them when their companies decides to fire them?



And in the "old days" it was immigrants choice to work in meat packing factories, just as it is immigrants choice to work in meat packing plants today, where conditions are still horrid. I would not personally trust a collectivism to make that any better.


Despite all evidence to the contrary apparently.


So go fall in love with your unions if it suits you but don't expect the same from everyone else.


No one is professing an undying love of unions. That's not even what the thread is about. Your deflecting.




posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:25 PM
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Originally posted by inkyminds


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It's about a prank phone call showing the kind of special treatment a very wealthy man gets from Governor walker.


He had to be scheduled in.






. . .

Why do you find it so damning that Governor Walker appears to be a paid employee of the Koch brothers?





ahahaha.

Give me hard evidence of that little factoid of yours, or it is just lies.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh

Originally posted by inkyminds


. . .

It's about a prank phone call showing the kind of special treatment a very wealthy man gets from Governor walker.


He had to be scheduled in.





And that disproves my point... how?

Could I call Governor walker and get 'scheduled in' as well?





Give me hard evidence of that little factoid of yours, or it is just lies.
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I didn't say it was fact. I said that is how it appears, since he clearly has far better access than the average citizen.

Are you REALLY going to imply that Koch doesnt have special access?

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:29 PM
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-Simple, if you think unions are bad, you'd support Walker
-No, I don't think welfare should exist at all, but it does, so you might as well use it, it is your tax dollars after all, better you have it then anyone else
-despite all evidence? Like what the 40 hour work week? Minimum wage? All socialist ideals, why should I care about that?
The thread is about how Koch "owns" the Governor which clearly he doesn't.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:34 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
-Simple, if you think unions are bad, you'd support Walker
-No, I don't think welfare should exist at all, but it does, so you might as well use it, it is your tax dollars after all, better you have it then anyone else


How entitled of you.




The thread is about how Koch "owns" the Governor which clearly he doesn't.



Clearly? Can you explain how you come to such a clear understanding?



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:36 PM
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I love how he pronounces it "Coke".
When clearly, it is "Cock".
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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Try it. I dunnno.

I am neither a taxpayer of his or a donor.


As for your factoid. Yeah. No.

Just like Daily Kos and the no bid part of the bill . . .

They immediately ASSUME it is for Koch, because they, and you need a boogey man to make Walker into a demon spawn.

Never mind the fact that two separate entities that are NOT Koch have shown interest. One of them is in Madison.

Google it.


I am out.

Done arguing with spin doctors and conjecture artists.
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:39 PM
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This is rather funny. What's funnier is all the new Walker haters shocked that he would take a call from a bigshot doner. I've not seen anything that Walker said that changes anything other than he was duped by some flunky claiming to be somebody else. What gets me is the union lovers shocked by this have no problem with Trumka on camera saying he has access to the White House whenever he wants. I guess that's ok to the union thugs.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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Wow..ok..you are going to go that route huh...just keep denying. It must suck to not be able to admit when you are wrong...huh?


He paused.

Perhaps he was processing the question.

Perhaps he was thinking of a polite way to say no, it is a dumb idea.

Perhaps he was daydreaming of his wife. Who knows?


Yes...and then after he paused he responded with........come on....you are almost there.


Said what?

You said he THOUGHT about it.



OH....and you failed.


Since you are being willfully ignorant...I'll post exactly what was said.

Remember...you are accusing me of spinning his words because I said he had "thought" about it. You ready???


voices.washingtonpost.com...

FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers.

WALKER: We thought about that. My only gut reaction to that would be, right now, the lawmakers I talk to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this.The teachers union did some polling and focus groups...


Just in case you didn't catch it...let me put some emphasis on it.


FAKE KOCH: What we were thinking about the crowds was, planting some troublemakers.

WALKER: WE THOUGHT ABOUT THAT. My only gut reaction to that would be, right now, the lawmakers I talk to have just completely had it with them. The public is not really fond of this.The teachers union did some polling and focus groups...




Soooooooooooo.....what was I spinning again??? It's a simple question.



EDIT: Just saw this little gem from you

I am out.

Done arguing with spin doctors and conjecture artists.


That's it...run away....run away.
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:45 PM
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You have a strange philosophy, filosophia, I detect it is an elitist streak in your philosophy.

I look at unions as a necessary reality in a world of imperfection. A balance to powerful wealth, that because of its wealth, usually gets its way.

Of course unions aren’t perfect and they have a degree of corruption, but you supposedly a philosopher should know better than to have such an opinion of something that exists for the poor man.

IT’S CALLED UNDERSTANDING!
Where’s yours?
Or do you just where your Buddhism in one area of your mind and your politics in another.

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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:51 PM
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A couple of things bother me about this:

1. An elected official is providing detialed inside information on state business to a non-state resident who is in a position to financially benefit from it. The inside information includes tming of annoucnements, content of announcements, specific names and vulnerabilites of opposition legislators.

2. The conversation wanders into areas that could be construed as a multi-state conspiracy to deprive workers of their rights with central funding: the Koch brothers.

3. The governor seems more concerned throughout with winning than with consequences.

4. The ease with which he is wiking to lie by misleading: the whole bait and switch about "talking with the leadership" when he clearly stated it was merely a ruse to trick them. If he is willing to trick fellow legislators, he is willing to trick the public, too. It proves him an untrustworthy person. In my book, that makes him unfit for office.

5. Taken in context of the utilities sale provisions in the bill, it would seem he is tricking the public into letting him pass a bill that allows him to give away taxpayer-owned property for pennies on the dollar to the same guy he thought he was talking to.

I believe his conduct corrupt and criminal, falling under RICO.

The unions should pursue impeachment.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 05:55 PM
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Bothered about what?
He is merely another corrupt, ignorant, selfish, anti-human Republican greedy pig kissing the behind of his benefactor. That's nothing new or strange.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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I always understood wire tapping is when a recording is made unknowingly by a conversation between two parties by a third party who uses an indirect method of recoding the conversation.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:25 PM
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Those daggone unions trying to have access to the pensions they paid into?

Don't they know the Koch brothers have poodles to feed caviar to?



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 06:28 PM
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Originally posted by inforeal
reply to post by filosophia
 


You have a strange philosophy, filosophia, I detect it is an elitist streak in your philosophy.

I look at unions as a necessary reality in a world of imperfection. A balance to powerful wealth, that because of its wealth, usually gets its way.

Of course unions aren’t perfect and they have a degree of corruption, but you supposedly a philosopher should know better than to have such an opinion of something that exists for the poor man.

IT’S CALLED UNDERSTANDING!
Where’s yours?
Or do you just where your Buddhism in one area of your mind and your politics in another.

edit on 23-2-2011 by inforeal because: (no reason given)


Elitism is for the common man, that is my philosophy. Noble truths that all people can comprehend. The enlightenment of mind. Transcendence of spirit. Unions have some good to them and the common man may find comfort in them but my philosophy is about empowering the individual so that unions are not necessary, nor any type of collectivist organization. Once the individual is empowered, then progress can be made in a positive direction and if that be a good union then that is the reality of what that will brought into reality. But I see the collectivist worker as not a parasite or the enemy but rather the exploited sheep. If the worker has it rough, why not the mill operator? The answer is because of corporatism, and corporatism exists because of the government. In a way the unions challenge the government but that is all the more reason why a mafia-type government would want to infiltrate unions. It's simple to comprehend, now whether or not it is true, only on a case by case basis, for the Wisconsin protests, I do not know, as for this phone call, it seems like a failure to make the union's enemy, the governor, look bad. This entire protest seems to me like it is slanted in a dull perspective. People are saying this is the revolution, like in Egypt. About what though? What dictator are they trying to oust? Governor Walker, not exactly comparable to Mubarak holding a 20 year reign. And what are the people fighting for? Collective bargaining rights. Why not fight for your constitutional rights?

Okay, so if you skipped that long rant above, I will summarize by asking a general question: Why would you protest for collective bargaining rights but not your Constitutional rights? (which are getting violated). It is on topic I believe because it goes along with the entire premise of this phone call, whether you think the governor is some evil schemer with the tea partiers or if you think he is a decent guy.
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:04 PM
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Originally posted by Lemon.Fresh

He paused.

Perhaps he was processing the question.

Perhaps he was thinking of a polite way to say no, it is a dumb idea.

Perhaps he was daydreaming of his wife. Who knows?



OMFG, you wear a helmet all the time, don't you? Your mom sews your mittens to your sleeves for you, right? I have never seen such stunning incompetence. You're just making this too easy, sweetheart. I would suggest, next time, you actually LISTEN to the tape in question, or READ the transcript or article that's being referred to. Because then you won't look so utterly ridiculous.
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posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:14 PM
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What are you on about? After 7 pages, nothing has been presented to support the op and the thread title. Have not even seen any direct quotes from the phone call that implicates the governor in nefarious or illegal activities. And you insult somebody that's not buying the pro-union propaganda and asks for proof of their claims?



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:19 PM
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Originally posted by PplVSNWO
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What are you on about? After 7 pages, nothing has been presented to support the op and the thread title.




just seven pages of the walker-worshipping anti-union thugs deflecting and distracting, ...



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:28 PM
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I'm sorry, was I addressing you?

No, I wasn't.



posted on Feb, 23 2011 @ 07:32 PM
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Well, that's the problem. You should be addressing the topic and evidence pertaining to the topic, not slapping somebody with ad homonym attacks.



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