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(Center for Public Integrity)   A shadow Koch brother may be the scariest one of all   ( divider line
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2013-08-13 01:23:19 PM  
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IntertubeUser: How many Koch brothers can there possibly be?  They're like the Baldwins of billionaires.

Alphax: What a screwed up family.  Their daddy was a John Bircher, and the rest seem about as unhinged.

There's one more brother besides the two notorious ones and the one who's the subject of this article...

He's the oldest and their father's namesake, and he seems like a really cool dude.

Frederick R. Koch:

Unlike his father and three brothers who studied chemical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and pursued business careers, Frederick studied humanities at Harvard College (B.A. 1955), following which he enlisted in the U.S. Navy serving in Millington, near Memphis and then on the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga.

Upon return to civilian life Koch enrolled at the Yale School of Drama where his focus was playwriting and from which he received an M.F.A. degree in 1961.
Through personal and foundation acquisitions Koch assembled large and important collections of rare books and literary and musical manuscripts, fine and decorative arts and photographs, with works of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries predominating. His Frederick R. Koch Foundation is a major donor in New York to the Pierpont Morgan Library,[2] and the Frick Collection and, in Pittsburgh, to the Carnegie Museum of Art.[3] Of particular note are The Frederick R. Koch Collections at the Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library at Harvard University, and at Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library that Yale president Richard C. Levin describes in the Beinecke's collection catalog as "one of the greatest collections to come to Yale since the year of its founding." In 1986 Koch funded the full reconstruction of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theater in England, from its 1879 remains. In 1990, according to the New York Times, the Frederick Koch Foundation auctioned at Christie's the original manuscript of Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, along with 150 other books and manuscripts by Oscar Wilde, Somerset Maugham, A.A. Milne, and others.[2] The Waugh manuscript was said to be the last manuscript by the writer still in private hands. Koch also owns among his private collections the archival estate of George Platt Lynes and a vast archive of society photographer Jerome Zerbe.[4]

Since the 1980s, Mr. Koch has bought, restored and maintained a number of historic properties in the United States of America and abroad, including a Woolworth mansion in Manhattan;[5] the Habsburg hunting lodge, Schloss Blühnbach (near Salzburg);[6][7] the Romanesque Villa Torre Clementina in Cap Martin, France and Elm Court, a Tudor Gothic manse in Butler, Pennsylvania. In 2005 Koch sold Sutton Place near Guildford (Surrey, England), the former residence of J. Paul Getty and the legendary meeting place of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (purchased from another art collector, Stanley Seeger[8]) which Koch restored and operated as the Sutton Place Foundation, open to the public, for more than 25 years.[9]

Koch served for many years on the boards of directors of the Spoleto Festival and The Royal Shakespeare Company, and remains an active, long-serving board member of the Metropolitan Opera and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

-THAT- is how "trust-fund babies" SHOULD live their lives.

If you are born with the power of a king, you should use to MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE... not to tilt it on its axis so that all the rest of the money rolls into your pockets too.
2013-08-13 03:22:41 PM  
1 vote:
Person who owns oil wells says alt-energy "foolhardy."  This just in: person who owns blood diamond mine says cubic zirconia "ugly".
2013-08-13 02:10:19 PM  
1 vote:

Neighborhood Watch: I love this.

And the Kennedy's earned their sick fortune the old-fashioned, honest-to-goodness HONEST way!

No shiat...

"Behind every great fortune lies a great crime."   -   Honore de Balzac

Most really wealthy guys are greedy assholes who made their money by really screwing other people over. (legally or illegally)

Though, the article you linked to says that Joe Kennedy made his money the Romney way... as a corporate raider who pilfered other companies and an investment manager who worked in concert with partners to manipulate the stock prices of companies he was invested in.

There's little in there that the right-wing hasn't been defending as good and honorable fair-play tactics in a business world in which people play for keeps.
2013-08-13 01:57:05 PM  
1 vote:
Billionaire businessman William Koch

I mean, seriously. You'd think some of these stuffed with cash types would just STFU and enjoy their money. Some of us don't even have a retirement account.

But William now rejects the "apocalypse of global warming."(derp) He says investing in alternative energy is "foolhardy." And ahead of the 2012 election, he criticized President Barack Obama for trying to "socialize" the country.

But on the other hand, I guess that's how the Kochs do enjoy their wealth and privilege.
2013-08-13 01:36:19 PM  
1 vote:
Oxbow Carbon and Minerals LLC:

Oxbow Carbon LLC is one of the world's largest recyclers of refinery and natural gas byproducts. Oxbow upgrades, handles, transports and sells petroleum coke and sulphur into markets where they can be used to produce aluminum, steel, electric power, fertilizer, cement and other critical products for the world economy.

Oxbow delivers value to its suppliers and customers through a global network of marketing offices and supply chain assets managed by an experienced, professional team. The company's product knowledge and technical expertise is unsurpassed in the fields in which it operates.

Oxbow values a sustainable business model that prioritizes safe, environmentally sound and efficient operations.
( ... UNLESS IT COSTS KOCH MONEY--Brantgoose.)


Koch, by the way, is not pronounced "Cock". It is pronounced "coke", which is a carbon fuel produced by burning coal. In addition to Oxbow Carbon and Minerals, Koch owns Huron Carbon, and the two companies are the funnels for the bulk of his direct-to-the-corporate-bottom-line lobbying and purchases of right-wing politicians.

In short, coal magnate is anti-global warming science and climate change action. Woof! I'm so shocked, shocked I say!

Ironic, isn't it, that Daddy Koch's fortune was made refining oil for Josef Stalin? Armand Hammer didn't make more money from servicing the commies. The Bushes didn't get more of their wealth from the Theissen-Krupt industrial complex's rebuilding of Germany's war-making capability and their support of the Nazi Regime. Commies and Nazis and American Industrial Giants, oh my! I don't think we are in Kansas, any more, Toto Warbucks!

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2013-08-13 01:27:30 PM  
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IntertubeUser: How many Koch brothers can there possibly be?  They're like the Baldwins of billionaires.

This little revelation has convinced me thay we're living in a fictional universe, where they retcon new characters haphazardly.

"Yeah, there was a third brother all along, and he's the evilest one of all!"
2013-08-13 01:13:00 PM  
1 vote:
Shut up, Shadow Koch.
2013-08-13 01:11:51 PM  
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What a screwed up family.  Their daddy was a John Bircher, and the rest seem about as unhinged.
2013-08-13 11:52:52 AM  
1 vote:
How many Koch brothers can there possibly be?  They're like the Baldwins of billionaires.
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