I recently received an email from "Green American" that I wanted to share. I really it because it gives everyday Americans things they can do to combant the dollar-powerful bansksters!

(This is taken directly from the email)

Outrageous! We witnessed it again last week. JP Morgan Chase lost $2 billion in 6 weeks with the same egregious practices that tanked the economy in 2008. No more! It's time to cut off our support for mega-banks like JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, and the like, and switch to socially responsible investing and community banking. Here are three actions you can take now.

First, you can clean up your retirement funds. Fran Teplitz, our Social Investing Director, announces our new online report, Plan for a Better Future. This report, written and published with our allies at Social K, shows you how to add socially and environmentally responsible options to an employer's retirement plan -- and make sure you are not investing in the mega-banks now or for the long haul.

Next, we show you how to use your investments to take action to get major corporations to clean up their act now. We're still in the thick of this year's shareholder season, the time when social investors can put pressure on large, conventional corporations.

Just last week, Green America and our allies mobilized protestors to attend the Bank of America shareholders meeting, protesting that company's policies on foreclosures and the funding of coal plants. On May 22, Georgia resident Eleanor Hand will represent Green America in calling for the worst-polluting electric utility in the South to invest in wind. If you own stock, be sure to check our online shareholder recommendations for votes that are coming up.

Finally, one of the best ways you can make sure your saving and investing goes to work for people and the planet is to shift your everyday banking to a community development bank. Many Green Americans have already written to us about how good it feels to make the switch from a mega-bank to a community bank. In just one weekend at the New York City Green Festival, people pledged to move over $2 million from mega-banks to community banks.

If you haven't already, please consider doing so (and find resources here ), and also please share our Break Up With Your Mega-Bank site with all of your friends. You'll find the Top 10 Reasons to Break Up, plus resources to find a community development bank for your checking, savings, or credit-card needs.
Here's to banks that care about communities!
Alisa (signature)
Alisa Gravitz,
Executive Director,

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Now that we have a candidate we can prepare for battle! Let's not kid ourselves into thinking that this will be easy. What Romney lacks in charisma he certainly makes up for in dollars! While on the surface he is the Republican presidential candidate, it is Americans for Properity, ie the Koch brothers, that is the real danger. Once again, I want to encourage people to spread the word! I am always running into to people who have no idea who the Koch brothers are and how they are trying to BUY this election. The progressive, liberal agenda is the only one that truely revolves around life: from the cradle to the grave, that is! Repubs are only pro-life from conception to birth! Democrats are the ones fighting for a better quality of life for ALL Americans, not the wealthy 1 percent, or tissue with the potential to become a person!
We can't let the righties stake the claim of life and prosperity. If left to them, our children will definately be left behind, inequality based on religious dogma will reign, the poor will sink deeper into proverty and despair, the middle class(what keeps America strong) will shrink, unions will be legislatively crippled, and on and on. Fox news likes to use fear to spread the conservative agenda, but if you ask me, I think an America designed by Koch Industries is as frightening as any horror movie!

I've heard a lot of talk about getting the youth vote. We need to take it seriously because if our younger generations do not grasp the importance of unions, equality, universal healthcare, etc. then we are in trouble! Spread the word, endorse a quality life, defend and ultimately legislate equality, strengthen the middle class and PROTECT WORKERS and combat the war on unions and solidarity!
The right lies, and those lies are funded by what could be described as endless dollars, and a dangerous, DEADLY agenda. Americans die from lack of healthcare that conservatives don't want to improve. The living wage goes up, the value of every dollar earned by hard-working Americans goes down as well as their wages, and any power from solidarity is being chipped away at. Look at what Walker has attempted to do in Wisconsin. Sadly this is the only good news for many! At least their job hasn't been taken to China! If it does leave America, the top 1% or as they call it "job creators," are actually rewarded for doing so!

Boycott the Koch suckers! The Liberal Store is here to help. Check out our anti-koch products here

One of the Koch's means to their end is called ALEC(American Legislative Exchange Council). Here is an explanation of ALEC from an excellent web site called ALEC Exposed: "ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all nine ALEC task forces and vote with legislators to approve “model” bills. They have their own corporate governing board which meets jointly with the legislative board. (ALEC says that corporations do not vote on the board.) Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. Participating legislators, overwhelmingly conservative Republicans, then bring those proposals home and introduce them in statehouses across the land as their own brilliant ideas and important public policy innovations—without disclosing that corporations crafted and voted on the bills. ALEC boasts that it has over 1,000 of these bills introduced by legislative members every year, with one in every five of them enacted into law. ALEC describes itself as a “unique,” “unparalleled” and “unmatched” organization. We agree. It is as if a state legislature had been reconstituted, yet corporations had pushed the people out the door."

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Jim in PA sent us this pic of his car with his new stickers! I am sure the Koch's would appreciate them!

Check out our new postcard! Send it to your Representative, Senator and the President!

I know, I know, the man under the mask looks a lot like the mask!

So the holiday rush has passed and I can once again focus on exposing the shenanigans of the ever-present, albeit in different manifestations, Koch brothers. It was recently brought to my attention that they are more like Old Man Withers from Scooby Doo than I had initially suspected. We received an email from an awesome liberal Mari that opened my eyes to the possibility that boycotting their products may be more difficult than checking the wallet card for their known products. Here is an exert from one of her emails:
“BTW I needed some copy paper and went to Target to check their prices, not much choice here with Mal-Wart and other big box stores. All the mom & pops I prefer to patronize have been driven out of business. Found some paper and looked to make sure it was not a Koch product. All I found was that it was made specially for Target. Found a clerk to find out the source she took me up to the courtesy desk. They just repeated made specially for Target, no they couldn't tell me who made it. The clerk ask me if I still wanted the paper ... NO! I said I can't be sure it wasn't made by Georgia Pacific I won't patronize them and walked out the door. Looks like Koch is hip to the boycotts using devious means to sell their products. Thought it was a law that the source must be stated on the product. We all know about the Koch's and laws ... LOL”

I can’t say that Target’s paper products are made by Georgia Pacific, my internet research got me nowhere. That is where this little rant comes in. If you know about any products that are indirectly linked to Koch please let me know and I will add them to my list of things we can avoid purchasing and thus taking a nibble of the tea party funding. Or maybe you have questions on the source of a product. Send it to me and I will throw it out there for some answers!

My second order of business is to bury the once-promising plethora of jollies that “Koch-Cain” ticket would have brought to TheLiberalStore.com! Into our cemetery of fallen Republican candidate campaigns. Oh the places we could have taken that joke!

TheLiberalStore has been mailing a wallet-sized Boycott Koch brother's product card with every order, but since we had some requests for larger quantities we are now offering them in packs of 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Choose between the text only or the graphic styles and start passing them out whenever opportunity arrises! Click here to order!

Read about the Koch brothers working hard to launch a secretive, vast database with the 2012 elections in mind! We have to stay motivated and we must stay united to combat their technology and their budget!http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/07/koch-brothers-database-2012-election?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

 

I have to admit that I knew nothing about ALEC. But this is scary stuff: http://alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed

This is a link to a Koch story on Aljazeera. It is interesting to read about these bullies from the perspective of the middle east. http://english.aljazeera.net/programmes/peopleandpower/2011/10/2011102683719370179.html

Pretty hilarious clip from the Daily Show:

http://on.cc.com/qbj45E

Herman Cain, Washington outsider? Brilliant economist? Ummm, No! Just ANOTHER Koch brother puppet! Cain response to the Koch connection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DljjZVyjWL0&feature=player_embedded

 

Here is an article that links the CURRENT Repub "it" boy to the billionaire brothers and what they have to do with the now infamous 9-9-9 plan: http://news.yahoo.com/herman-cains-koch-connections-160935501.html

 

Please Mr. President! You will NOT gain their support by granting the permit to create the Keystone XL Pipeline! Click here to read a great article linking the Koch brothers to the proposed pipeline. Remember it is these billionaire thugs that want to bring down Obama’s entire economic plan to get this country back on track!

This graphic was in response to my request to the awesome artist called the Armchair Patriot to do some Koch stuff! Love his work! check it out at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Armchair-Patriots/173343349350173


BTW, The Liberal Store will be including a wallet-sized card listing all the Koch brothers products to avoid when shopping. Let’s hit these guys in their version of a groin, their pocketbooks!

I wonder where the person who is selling the "magic beans" is spending the money he earned from the "fool" that bought the beans!

Getting Rich Off The Poor: How The Koch Brothers Wealth Grew 43% Since 2010:

http://www.politicususa.com/en/koch-brothers-wealth

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What happens when you add money to a pot of religion, lunacy, racism and politics? You certainly DON'T get a heaping helping of scientific knowledge. With the help of the Koch brothers the Tea Party has managed to put forth a group of candidates vying for the nomination of the Republican party that give most scientists the same list of side effects found most pharmaceutical commercials, like insomnia, changes in mood or behavior, and even a stroke! Check out this fabulous column written for the Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/heather-taylormiesle/climate-change-gop_b_964740.html

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Sign a petition today that will help tell Secretary Clinton to say NO to the Kochs and YES to protecting Americans. Follow the link below to see a great video on why we should oppose the pipeline and to sign the petition and/or donate to the cause.

http://kochbrothersexposed.com/tellclintonno/

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Good news! The Koch brothers are scared! Here is a link to the sequel to the documentary we posted below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM7B-6p0BV8&feature=youtu.be

And a little article about it by Robert Greenwald:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald/the-kochs-are-scared-and_b_934481.html

 

Check out this awesome documentary "Why do the Koch bro

thers hate public education?" on the corrupt Koch brothers! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mbJhjCbwo8

Boycott the Koch Brothers!

Simply stated, the Koch Brothers are a VERY rich family of right-wing extremists. Charles and David’s father, Fred C. Koch, was a co-founder of the John Birch Society. In 1963 he warned the United States about the “takeover” of America by the Communists. He believed they would “infiltrate the highest offices of government” in the U.S. until the President is a Communist!

During the 2008 elections, Koch industries contributed over $1.8 million, 88% to Republican candidates. To further their Libertarian agenda, the ultra-wealthy family, supported the Tea Party, a fringe group that made it their mission to limit government and promote a free market free of government restrictions. In fact, the Koch brothers were the investors that help found it! David Koch has praised the Tea Party for demonstrating the “powerful visceral hostility in the body politic against massive increase in government power, the massive efforts to socialize the country.”

Well, they are at it again! Americans for Prosperity, the conservative advocacy group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch, has been accused of attempting to suppress Democratic voter turnout in the Wisconsin Senate recall elections. You can read all about here.

 

 

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

Much of the Kochs' (David and Charles) comes from
industrial operations:

Koch Pipeline Company LP:; owns and operates 4,000
miles of pipeline used to transport oil, natural gas
liquids and chemicals Flint Hill Resources LP, that
operates oil refineries in six states. Koch Fertilizer, LLC,
owns or has interests in fertilizer plants the United
States, Canada, Trinidad and Tobago and Italy. Matador
Ranch in Texas

 

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Facebook pages dedicated to the boycott:

Boycott and Defeat Koch Industries Organization dedicated to educating the public about Koch Industries, and to encouraging American citizens to boycott their products
Boycott the Koch Brothers Industries and Products "...because ALL corporations should stay out of politics. Period. That this particular group is not publicly traded and has been dishonest about its dealings makes them particularly reprehensible. They deserve to be singled out and made an example of. Stand up to corps and tell them to get out of our democracy, for the people!"
Boycott Koch Industries Helping to decipher media fraud since 2010 and open the minds of millions of Americans about Republican extremism.




 

 

 

Other Links to resources that will help stop the Koch brothers!  
http://www.bravenewfoundation.org/ The vision of Brave New Foundation is an open democratic society that encourages rigorous debate, opportunity and justice for all.

Our mission is to champion social justice issues by using a model of media, education, and grassroots volunteer involvement that inspires, empowers, motivates and teaches civic participation and makes a difference.

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If you would like to personally contact Koch Industries, they can be reached at the following address:

Koch Industries, Inc.
P.O. Box 2256
Wichita, KS 67201-2256

email: info@kochind.com

Their website: http://www.kochind.com