- Posted May 18, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Koch Brother's Mound of Coke and Lies.
The Koch Brothers are a couple of shrewd billionaires who are the poster boys for anti-environmentalism. They are oil barons who fund groups whose purposes are to spread misinformation and lies about climate change.
They pay to instill doubt in the mindless. Apparently a very easy job.
Imagine living or working in Windsor, Canada and having to look at the 3-story high mound of petroleum coke, the size of a city block, hugging the banks of the Detroit River in Detroit? Imagine living in Detroit and having to pass by this monstrosity of waste every day on your way to work?
The coke is a byproduct of the tar sands oil extraction process that is destroying the boreal forests of Alberta. It's being stored for eventual export overseas where it will be burned for fuel, something no longer allowed in the US.
The Koch brothers have also been in the news lately with their attempt to buy the Tribune Group, a media empire that includes the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and the Baltimore Sun as well as 23 tv stations and online sites. Imagine what the Koch brothers could do with a media empire like that? Bye Bye truth. Hello misinformation, lies and denial.
What more will these sinister men do to grow their wealth empire at the eventual cost of the destruction of humanity?
Read more here:
photo of pile of coke taken from above article in NY Times.
Here's an article about a crowdsourcing campaign to buy the Tribune group to keep it out of the hands of the evil twins.
Comments welcome. Supporters and apologists for the Koch brothers, please weigh in. I'd love to hear your free market blather. :)
Thanks for reading!