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Climate change denier, David Legates, appointed to NOAA, alarmists howl

Democracy Now! Audio

01:46 min | 8 months ago

Climate change denier, David Legates, appointed to NOAA, alarmists howl

"As hurricanes, Sally batters Gulf Coast and climate field wildfires continue to ravage the West we turn to look at how a well-known climate change denier has been tapped for a top position at Noah. That's the National Oceanic and atmospheric. Administration. University of Delaware Professor David Gates is written papers calling for more fossil fuel emissions has had his work supported by the Robert Mercer. Funded heartland institute coal, and Coke Industries, as well as major gas companies. In two thousand eleven he was pushed out of his role as Delaware State climatologist for his views on climate change which go against the scientific consensus in two thousand and eighteen same year. The intergovernmental panel on climate change warned humanity had only a dozen years to mitigate climate change your face global catastrophe David Lee Gates spoke at heartland. Institute. Conference on a panel called quote why co two emissions are not creating a climate crisis. We've all heard carbon dioxide of course, is a pollutant. It drives climate. It is the single most important factor that determines what the climate is going to be in the future and what the temperature is going to be and how much precipitation is going to be so much so that we have a danger sign on carbon dioxide. But the question I wanted to WanNa ask is, is it really a benefit? Not just simply? Has Gotten a bad rap but is it really something that we could do with a little bit more? So the answer my question is carbon dioxide, a pollutant or a benefit. Clearly isn't a pollutant is definitely a benefit and we can do with a little bit more of it. David La Gatesville serve as no as deputy assistant secretary of Commerce for Observation and prediction top climate scientists Michael Manteaux then pr he could not imagine quote immortal misguided decision than the appointment

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Exxon Over Climate Change

Environment: NPR

05:52 min | 11 months ago

Minnesota Attorney General Sues Exxon Over Climate Change

"A growing number of states and cities are asking courts to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the costs of climate change. Minnesota is the latest state to file a lawsuit like this. The state's Attorney General Keith Ellison claims that Exxon, Mobil the American, Petroleum Institute and Coke Industries strategized to deceive the public about carbon emissions and attorney general joins us now. Welcome Bank you for having me. What evidence do you have? These organizations intentionally deceived the public. Well, you know we have. Documents such as One, stamped proprietary information from Exxon, engineering, which says the CO two concentration. The atmosphere has increased in the rate of Co. two release from ANTHRO GENYK sources appears to be doubling every fifteen years. The most widely held theory is that the increase is due to fossil fuel combustion, and that document was from when that document was from October. Sixteen nineteen seventy nine. Th that's so. They knew in seventy nine, and then they lied about it actually they produced propaganda. Woods, which essentially said things like who told you the earth is warming chicken little? And then other ones, the most serious problem with catastrophic global warming is that it may not be true. They directly contradicted what their research around. We can prove that and we will. Today, there's a lot of good information about the causes of climate change and the consequences that will have and yet Americans still commute by car and take cross country flights, so tell me how you can argue that anyone's behavior would have changed if Americans had known more earlier Oh. There's a lot of technologies that we could have engaged in a lot of different sorts of things including moving toward renewable energy sources including rapid transit that might be less carbon emitting. There are a lot of things that people are doing right now to reduce the carbon footprint. We've seen dramatic increase in solar and wind usage in the last few years. Mean the world is adjusting? What if we would've just had a ten or twenty years to make that adjustment rather than the limited amount of time that we have now now the first paragraph of this lawsuit you mentioned that climate change will disproportionately impact people living in poverty and people of color, other climate change lawsuits have not put this issue, front and center. Why did you WANNA put equity in the foreground of your case? Well codes is true. Which is always important? You know to make sure that we tell the story about what's really going on here. So many civil rights groups that work on issues of racial and economic justice don't always factor in the environmental realities that people of color and low income people face. I mean the fact is. Is that environmental justice and environmental harms that disproportionately affect communities of color and low income people? Is a civil rights issue, and it should be treated as that. We've got to make sure that as people are working on criminal justice and things like that factoring environmental justice as urgent as it is, give us an example or two of how climate change has already affected the lives of Minnesotans well I. Mean if you're a farmer, you probably have seen much wetter feels than you've ever seen Those wetter feels delayed. You're growing season. We've seen you've seen infestation in. In Pass that are impacting There are a lot the range of things that MINNESOTANS are seeing. Every day. We saw many of them just last week. One person who was with us was an environmentalist who is on the wider nation of GIBB. Way And she was talking about how rice production has been dramatically impacted, which is a she called a sacred food of the way people, and how the just climate change, the traumatic dramatically affected how they can harvest that crop. We reached out to the defendants for comment and Exxon Mobil responded calling the lawsuit. A politically motivated campaign against energy companies, saying that wastes taxpayer money. How do you respond to that? City by wasted money into them, you know they need to come in come to the table and talked with us about how they're going to mitigate the harm that they caused. You know they need to discourse their profits. They need to start telling the truth about the deception that they have put forward any to help us get on the path to renewable green energy. That's what they need to do but of course you know they've lied from the start. There's still lying. So that's just the way they do business you know there have been a lot of other cases like yours and so far none have been successful New York's attorney general lost a case against. Against Exxon Mobil others or taking a long time to resolve, what makes you think this one will be successful where others so far have not been? We have great confidence in Minnesota's consumer loss I mean this lawsuit claimed fried failure to warn multiple and separate violations of consumer fraud statutes deceptive trade practices. We can show that they have done it now. I'll never underestimate their ability to op. Escape trick and avoid, but we're even more confident in our ability to put on a strong powerful case that will require that. They have to be held accountable, so imagine for a moment that you do in this case. What do you want the impact or consequences to be? What we want is to disgorge their profits we want. We're seeking out remedial and injunctive relief in restitution. And we believe there needs to be a corrective public education campaign. They need to stop lying. Start telling the truth. They need to teach people that what they had been saying wasn't true that there that there is one there is climate change to it's caused by fossil fuels and its effects are catastrophic. We believe that the money that they have received based on their deception is ill gotten gains. They should not be allowed to retain it. Minnesota Attorney General Keith and thank you for speaking with us. Thank

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June 9 named 'George Floyd Day' in Harris County, Houston

Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis

14:45 min | 11 months ago

June 9 named 'George Floyd Day' in Harris County, Houston

"Leader had Dogo declaring tomorrow George Floyd day in Harris County that's when the forty six year old father will be buried here in the Houston area in the same city where he grew up now on to the funeral will be a private service after the public viewing today one sixty three hundred mourners spent hours in line to pay their respects and hear from Floyd's family one artist made the drive from Dallas on Capitol Hill house and Senate Democrats kicked off their push for new police reform a lot of things that went on with Mister Floyd passing away in India most of these and that's the reason why I came down in the road for hours just to be a part of this moment which is impeccable I'm speechless the number of people here former vice president Joe Biden and Texas governor Greg Abbott also were at the public viewing today of stronger and more inclusive that's Minneapolis plans to rebuild in the wake of their own police officers putting ni on Jo on Floyd's neck the mayor revealing two new groups to help the city recover from violent protests one of the coalition to support businesses the other will provide feedback from black community members well makers in Washington are taking are talking up police reform in the wake of Floyd's death fox news John Roberts has more on Capitol Hill house and Senate Democrats kicked off their push for new police reform legislation by observing eight minutes and forty six seconds of silence among the items proposed in the justice in policing act changing the statute to prosecute misconduct from willfulness to recklessness created national police misconduct registry and no knock warrants in drug cases create independent investigation process is into misconduct and banned show colds president trump believes the best way to address the problem is to take the steps necessary to build trust between police forces and the communities they serve and it also appears that Republicans may have their own plan for police reform and they just might unveil it later this week that's what the hell is reporting hours after Democrat shared build their bill one of the to its only two week anniversary of George Floyd's death both sides agreed to reforms are needed the dems want their bill to you get their bill to a Senate floor vote by next month KJRH news time eleven oh three looks like the army may be ready to remove the names of Confederate leaders of ten of its basis army secretary says each one is a name for a soldier who holds a significant place in military history but now he's open to a bipartisan discussion the marine corps recently banned the display of Confederate flags U. S. and Russia will begin nuclear talks in two weeks is a decade old treaty is set to expire in February both countries have the option to renew it for another five years China has been invited as well no symptoms may be no spread the World Health Organization says it's rare for a person with a coronavirus to pass it on if they show no signs of being sick however other experts do not agree saying half of all cases are actually spread that way and president trump keeping his promise to not let the pandemic keep him off the stage he plans to restart campaign rallies in two weeks is already set to hold his first in person fundraiser at the end of the week this comes as the re I. as he hires a pollster to check CNN survey showing in fourteen percent behind Joe Biden our next updates eleven thirty breaking information as it happens time now for more of our American stories I'm Erik shop on newsradio seven forty KTRE H. 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they are the best a lot of these folks used and owned and operated this is Lee who believe in this is our American stories we tell stories about everything here on the show from the arts to sports and from business to history and everything in between including your stories send them our American network dot org there are some of our favorite and now we continue with our opportunity America series that's sponsored by coke industries which employs some sixty seven thousand Americans Georgia Pacific a coke company makes many of the paper products we use every day from tissue and toilet paper and paper towels and more and Alex Cortez now brings us the story of one of Georgia Pacific's employees Vic Billingsley who lives in Hattiesburg in our own home state of Mississippi in nineteen ninety eight Victor Billingsley was diagnosed with non alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver although Vic was able to live a pretty healthy normal life for years it wasn't until two thousand and seven nine whole years later that his doctors said you need a transplant all these things going through my mind as how do I escape this and there's no there's no exit door this is one of the cards on Monday Oct again into a scenario that we're your mind is is moving at hyper speed and it's it's one of those things it's just absolutely ever present you can't escape it I'm going to sleep at night only after being just totally exhausted I couldn't turn it on in other news is so pressing and I would finally fall asleep after just being totally exhausted and I would go through the experience to we're not only sleep probably maybe a couple hours of time and when I wake up I go through this thing to where I go wow that was it was a it was a terrible train times have a bad dream and then the realization would hit yeah it gets a good punch of it wasn't very you know this is this is your reality and they replace itself a whole bunch of times and then came the port where you've got to be admitted in the hospital to do the testing to see where you fall as a candidate for a transplant because just because you need one is not necessarily guarantee that your going to get so then that's when the waiting game begins hi constantly had my cell phone with with me me everywhere everywhere I I went went any any time time phone phone rang rang you you know know the the first first thing thing you you did did was was flipped flipped over over and and looked looked caller caller ID ID and and their their you you know know your your time time is is running running you're you're you're you're sitting sitting there there wondering wondering if if this this is is the the time time that that you're you're going going to to get get that that call call the the call call came came in in on on a a Sunday Sunday morning actually was at six six thirty in the morning Catherine picked up the phone and kind of looks the caller ID she asked me so who is who is service center for and I came one week because that was the transplant surgeon and to live so I answer the phone and he says this is Invictus dock foreman juelich no we have a liver available but I won't talk to you about it well we have this situation we we have have is is five five and and a a half half month month old old little little girl girl in in Miami Miami Florida Florida there there is is also also in in need need of of a a transplant transplant the the machine machine only only needs a certain part of it and we can have the remainder of it if you like to accept this he said we had we haven't really done this before here but we think we can handle it he said the only problem will be where we face the Liverpool which means where like where they make that separation cut that when we put it back into you we may have some bleeding issues and lots of concern but we but we feel confident we can handle it well hi I was fully and trying to process what he's telling me and transcription of said okay can I can I think about in his response was I'll call you back in four minutes because there's also town consideration when they have these organs vital so want to talk to my brother and my sister her being a nurse practitioner and being a physician and then kind of get their opinion on it so I got them on the phone our brothers in Florida my sister's local and we start discussing it and then we also he got knocked foreman on phone and started kind discussing and talking about it all the different ramifications such as a ma my sister finally said well the good lord's got us to this point hello we just after that's where we need to place our trust in us I would go for and so the decision was made okay pogo for world you know the reality kind of hit real hard at that time there this is this is actually going to happen now you know it's like it's like being on a roller coaster ride you can get off the list better write it to the end well I have worried and been freighted so much through the whole experience in at the time but I got a call how was of the one hundred percent I saw the house going to go down there and I was not going to come back just I did not believe that I was gonna survive the operation and so what that rolled on the plate was that morning hi I honestly thought I was looking at my kids for the last time I'm gonna come back and you're listening to Vicky Billingsley his story of one of the big moments of his life the turning point in his life being told there was a liver available but this operation was gonna be difficulty assume the worst okay as kids what he thought would be for sure in his own mind the last time by the way Vic found comfort in his coworkers at Georgia Pacific who offered him a vacation time organized fundraisers for him and prayed with only come back more of this remarkable story our opportunity America series the code industries continue here on American school have you ever hired somebody to complete a job and they just entirely drops the ball well you don't need to worry 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"coke industries" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents

Yahoo Finance Presents

05:13 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Yahoo Finance Presents

"Really learned the value of a dollar and working with the team, so that was a big. Change in my life about point. And you've been working at the company for for a long basically since you were a teenager. com yeah, so well fifteen when I started and I worked. Basically every summer worked in the refineries or the gas liquids plants worked in distribution all the way until You know probably Sophomore Year in college or summer, but then. went to TEX. AM moved to Austin for awhile, and then came back, and I've worked with the company. Two thousand three, so full time goes back to two thousand three's for seventeen years. I've been with the company. And there's some people say tastes now that you could be the person to be stepping into the top job. Is that something that people are at least on the right track about perhaps. That's of those things where I think a lot of people look at it and assumed just because the coke is on the side of the building, and it's my last name. The well, this is the Guy Right, and that's the way succession works. He's being groomed for for the job and the thing that's important. Understand about coke industries. In the way we look at this is it's a meritocracy. And we believe in putting the right people in the right roles, no matter what the role is no matter who has what last name that's. What's GonNa add the most value and that's what's GonNa make coke industries keep going from many generations, so am I that guy or not I don't know at this point where my focus is GonNa make Katie t successful and do a really good job there and then maybe a bigger job. Is there for me in the future? I I'll always be a part of Coke Industries Michelle. I want what's best for the company and the right person in the right roles. So that's how we consistently think about this funny. You said that word shareholder because my next question was going to be one that your family's always asked, but how come. This company has never gone public to take us inside. You and your father must have had many conversations about this while I mean, it's we believe there's significant advantages of stained privates. and you know being a one is. I mean you know just having a relatively small boards to move quickly and make decisions on large acquisitions? We think it's really important that it's an a line for line vision align values. And to make sure that we keep the board that outweigh so stain private helps without as well and I. Just think that you know being private is one of the things that has got us to this point. To be able to move quickly and capture opportunity so I don't I don't think it's in the cards anywhere in the near term. To. Even considered one public. We WanNA. Stay private as long.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Industry during the nineteen eighties coke industries is the largest purchaser and transporter of U. S. crude oil it on an oil refinery employed teams a commodity traders who bought and sold a wildly diverse menu of raw materials and financial products from gasoline to paper futures contracts this one this might have encouraged most CEOs to take the company public coke industries however did not want outsiders to know how much money it's traders were earning taking the company public when exposed to many of its secrets the memo said certain. coke's commodity traders are particularly worried that their high salaries once disclosed to the public would be used against them by their trading partners. secrecy was a strategic necessity for coke industries Charles co did not want to surrender it he also didn't want to surrender control he had a specific clear vision of how to run his company and he didn't need Wall Street investors to interfere in the bankers expected Charles coaxing along with conventional wisdom of their time then they like so many outsiders did not understand him beneath his low key veneer Charles coke was at his core of fighter he had on movable ideas about how things should be and he did not back down when challenged when he was challenged by his own brothers for control of coke industries he fought them in a bitter legal battle that lasted decades when he was challenged by members of a powerful labor union during his first years as CEO he brought them even as they committed an act of industrial sabotage the nearly destroyed coax oil refinery when the FBI and the US department of justice launched a criminal investigation into coke industries oil gathering business Charles co fought them with every legal and political tool at his disposal when a liberal Congress and president Barack Obama sought to impose regulations on the fossil fuel industry to control greenhouse gas emissions Charles coke fought them in ways the change the U. S. politics in each of these fights Charles coke prevailed when Charles coke dismissed the bankers in nineteen eighty one it was just a small skirmish in the larger war to control coke industries. after prevailing in that fight he created a company that was true to his vision he avoided the snares that entangled many publicly traded companies the report their financial results to investors every three months coke industries didn't have to think quarter to quarter the company things year to year an internal thing tank can deal mating making committee called the development group well sometimes think through business deal on a time line measured in decades this long term view made coke more nimble where other companies stumbled in two thousand three for example coke industries broader group of money losing fertilizer plants when no publicly traded company was willing to take the risk today those plants are as profitable as a broken ATM machine the spews out cash around the clock unlike publicly traded companies coke industries does not pay out rich in dividends to investors Charles coke insists on reinvesting at least ninety percent of the company's profits feeling it's constant expansion this strategy laid the foundation for decades of continuous growth coke industries expanded continuously by purchasing other companies and branching out into new industries it specializes in the kind of businesses that are indispensable to modern civilization but which most consumers never directly encounter the company is embedded in the hidden infrastructure of everyday life millions of people use coax products without ever seen coax name attached coke refines industries fossil fuels from gasoline and jet fuel on which the gold global economy is dependent coke is the world's third largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer which is the cornerstone of our modern food system. Kobe X. the synthetic materials used in baby diapers waistbands and carpets it makes the chemicals used.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

03:48 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Industry during the nineteen eighties coke industries is the largest purchaser and transporter of U. S. crude oil it on an oil refinery employed teams a commodity traders who bought and sold a wildly diverse menu of raw materials and financial products from gasoline to paper futures contracts this one this might having courage most CEOs to take the company public coke industries however did not want outsiders to know how much money it's traders were earning taking the company public when exposed to many of its secrets the memo said certain. coke's commodity traders are particularly worried that their high salaries once disclosed to the public would be used against them by their trading partners. secrecy was a strategic necessity for coke industries Charles co did not want to surrender it he also didn't want to surrender control he had a specific clear vision of how to run his company and he didn't need Wall Street investors to interfere in the bankers expected Charles coaxing along with conventional wisdom of their time then they like so many outsiders did not understand him beneath his low key veneer Charles coke was at his core of fighter he had on movable ideas about how things should be and he did not back down when challenged when he was challenged by his own brothers for control of coke industries he fought them in a bitter legal battle that lasted decades when he was challenged by members of a powerful labor union during his first years as CEO he brought them even as they committed an act of industrial sabotage the nearly destroyed coax oil refinery when the FBI and the US department of justice launched a criminal investigation into coke industries oil gathering business Charles co fought them with every legal and political tool at his disposal when a liberal Congress and president Barack Obama sought to impose regulations on the fossil fuel industry to control greenhouse gas emissions Charles coke fought them in ways the change in US politics in each of these fights Charles coke prevailed when Charles co dismissed the bankers in nineteen eighty one it was just a small skirmish in the larger war to control coke industries. after prevailing in that fight he created a company that was true to his vision he avoided the stairs that entangled many publicly traded companies the report their financial results to investors every three months coke industries didn't have to think quarter to quarter the company things year to year an internal thing tank can deal mating making committee called the development group well sometimes think through a business deal on a time line measured in decades this long term view made coke more nimble where other companies stumbled in two thousand three for example coke industries broader group of money losing fertilizer plants when no publicly traded company was willing to take the risk today those plants are as profitable as a broken ATM machine the spews out cash around the clock unlike publicly traded companies coke industries does not pay out rich in dividends to investors Charles coke insists on reinvesting at least ninety percent of the company's profits feeling it's constant expansion this strategy laid the foundation for decades of continuous growth coke industries expanded continuously by purchasing other companies and branching out into new industries it specializes in the kind of businesses that are indispensable to modern civilization but which most consumers never directly encounter the company is embedded in the hidden infrastructure of everyday life millions of people use coax products without ever seen coax name attached coke refines industries fossil fuels from gasoline and jet fuel on which the gold global economy is dependent coke is the world's third largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer which is the cornerstone of our modern food system. Kobe X. the synthetic materials used in baby diapers waistbands and carpets it makes the chemicals used.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Industry during the nineteen eighties coke industries is the largest purchaser and transporter of U. S. crude oil it on an oil refinery employed teams a commodity traders who bought and sold a wildly diverse menu of raw materials and financial products from gasoline to paper futures contracts this one this might have encourage most CEOs to take the company public coke industries however did not want outsiders to know how much money it's traders were earning taking the company public when exposed to many of its secrets the memo said certain. coke's commodity traders are particularly worried that their high salaries once disclosed to the public would be used against them by their trading partners. secrecy was a strategic necessity for coke industries Charles co did not want to surrender it he also didn't want to surrender control he had a specific clear vision of how to run his company and he didn't need Wall Street investors to interfere in the bankers expected Charles coaxing along with conventional wisdom of their time then they like so many outsiders did not understand him beneath his low key veneer Charles coke was at his core of fighter he had on movable ideas about how things should be and he did not back down when challenged when he was challenged by his own brothers for control of coke industries he fought them in a bitter legal battle that lasted decades when he was challenged by members of a powerful labor union during his first years as CEO he brought them even as they committed an act of industrial sabotage the nearly destroyed coax oil refinery when the FBI and the US department of justice launched a criminal investigation into coke industries oil gathering business Charles co fought them with every legal and political tool at his disposal when a liberal Congress and president Barack Obama sought to impose regulations on the fossil fuel industry to control greenhouse gas emissions Charles coke fought them in ways the change the U. S. politics in each of these fights Charles coke prevailed when Charles coke dismissed the bankers in nineteen eighty one it was just a small skirmish in the larger war to control coke industries. after prevailing in that fight he created a company that was true to his vision he avoided the snares that entangled many publicly traded companies the report their financial results to investors every three months coke industries didn't have to think quarter to quarter the company things year to year an internal thing tank can deal mating making committee called the development group well sometimes think through a business deal on a time line measured in decades this long term view made coke more nimble where other companies stumbled into thousand three for example coke industries broader group of money losing fertilizer plants when no publicly traded company was willing to take the risk today those plants are as profitable as a broken ATM machine the spews out cash around the clock unlike publicly traded companies coke industries does not pay out rich in dividends to investors Charles coke insists on reinvesting at least ninety percent of the company's profits feeling it's constant expansion this strategy laid the foundation for decades of continuous growth coke industries expanded continuously by purchasing other companies and branching out into new industries it specializes in the kind of businesses that are indispensable to modern civilization but which most consumers never directly encounter the company is embedded in the hidden infrastructure of everyday life millions of people use coax products without ever seen coax name attached coke refines industries fossil fuels from gasoline and jet fuel on which the gold global economy is dependent coke is the world's third largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer which is the cornerstone of our modern food system. Kobe X. the synthetic materials used in baby diapers waistbands and carpets it makes the chemicals used for plastic bottles and pipes it owns it owns Georgia Pacific which makes the wall panels beams and plywood required to build homes and office buildings it makes napkins paper towels stationary newspaper in personal hygiene products coke industries owns a network of commodities trading offices in Houston Moscow Geneva and elsewhere which.

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David Koch, billionaire who built conservative empire, dies at 79

NPR News Now

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

David Koch, billionaire who built conservative empire, dies at 79

"Has lost a major benefactor with the death of billionaire. David coke also also a philanthropist coke died at the age of seventy-nine. N._p._r.'s tamra keith looks at the influence of david koch and his brother charles david coke in his brother created a network of political organizations that attack democrats and promoted libertarian and fiscally conservative causes coke also made considerable philanthropic donations in healthcare karen the arts but he is best known for his work backing republican candidates and pushing free trade lower taxes and fewer regulations in one thousand nine hundred eighty. He ran for vice president on the libertarian party ticket. David coke was executive vice president of coke industries until last year when he retired the giant bryant privately held company is involved in everything from refining to ranching tamagotchi

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Top CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit

Pro Rata

07:21 min | 1 year ago

Top CEOs say companies should put social responsibility above profit

"We're joined now by allen murray president and c._e._o. Of fortune and in full disclosure my former boss you write today that as political leadership becomes more polarized having companies more consciously focused their power on solving society's biggest problems albums is good development so i can already kind of see the warren sanders critique here which would be these companies are in part the cause of some societies biggest problems albums. How did the c._e._o.'s seem to respond to that critique. Well i think they're certainly aware of it and looked and you know full well. They may be the cause of some problems. There also the solution solution to an awful lot of problems. People want jobs. People on incomes people wanna growing economy that comes from the private sector. It doesn't come from government so i think they're two ways to look look at it. No question that this development is a result partly of partly the great recession partly pressure from employees partly of good intentions on the part of some of the c._e._o.'s but also partly as a political response to a deteriorating political environment and a sense that they have to to do better and just to keep the system. I wonder ins impossible. I guess to figure this out numerically but you know you talk about the difference between the old mission statement which was basically shareholders above of all to this being shareholder value important other things important also. Do you have any sense on how these ceos balanced that because sometimes those things come into conflict conflict no question they sometimes come into conflict look. I think this has been developing for a while. I can tell you that a lot of the ceos of the business roundtable looked at this nineteen nineteen ninety-seven statement their predecessors had adopted and said oh my god that's not the way i run my company. What are they talking about so i think this thing has been building for for a decade as c._e._o.'s come under pressure from their employees to some extent from their customers and to some extent from the political environment to do a better job job focusing on maximizing their positive benefits for society and i think you're starting to see some results from that. That's why at fortune. We do the the annual change the world list. We'll get examples of companies that are really making progress addressing social problems as part of their core business activity you made the comment in the peace and fortunate that more and more ceos have been worrying way you put it was public support for the system in which they've operated is in danger of disappearing is that a real clear and present danger angel the ceos flack from american capitalism as we've known abdin float in different ways and change but the way we've known it for your career for my career is actually in danger of disappearing. Oh some of them definitely feel that way. I don't know that it's a universal feeling but i've had in the last three years any number of private in conversations with ceos who've talked about fear of losing their license to operate one c._e._o. Of a fortune one hundred company said to me. We have about two two years to figure this out and if we don't were in trouble now what does that mean. Does that mean that all of a sudden capitalism is going to cease to exist. The companies are going to be shut down no but even if you look at the ramp up of regulation that occurred in the last few years of the obama administration in a way that's a sign of it you talk what about elizabeth warren the kind of the leftward lurch of the democratic party. That's a sign of it too. I mean the way the operating licence gets retracted is not in in one simple move but in gradual moves eroding the foundations of our capitalist system so i think it's a very real fear so you think of warren on the left and trump. I don't even want to say on the right call trumpism which is obviously not yet really in line with traditional american. Capitalism is kind of some of these c._e._o.'s are saying. Is you always hear you know who's the centrist candidate. Who's a centrist. Party are the kind of thing that's us. Yeah i and i think in fact that's the case you know. Twenty sixteen was critical year for this corporate movement because two things happened. One was the brexit vote in the u._k. When the entire political incorporate establishment was saying you must vote yes and the u._k. Voted no no and then at the same time in the u._s. For the first time in my lifetime you had this election where on the one hand you had donald trump rejecting globalization shen that had driven business prosperity since world war two and on the other hand you had bernie sanders a self proclaimed socialist almost getting the nomination you had a lot of business people say hey wait a minute. There's no one in this race who represents my views and it is interesting dan on many issues the c._e._o.'s <unk> are far more. Let's say progressive than the republican party. Climate change equal opportunity diversity gay rights issues abused human rights issues. You'll see now the corporate sector actually being way out in front of the republican party but then when you move to the economic okay issues they certainly aren't going where elizabeth warren and the green new deal folks are going so they have really emerged as kind of the center of the u._s. Political inspector how much of that is the person and i don't know how this is all balanced this. That's obviously different from company to company but how much of that is the personal politics of the c._e._o.'s do you think is you know because we work together. I spent a lotta time interviewing ceos. There are some of them who personally feel this and feel it quite quite passionately. There are others who may be more reactive but it's pretty hard to ignore. We're an economy today. That has a very tight labor market where talent talent is the most important differentiator where companies really have to compete for talent and this is one of the ways they do it. They know that millennials in particular one of worked worked for companies that they feel are doing good in the world and so they think it's important that they get their positive stories out there and hardly any big company is immune from that trend dan dan. There's a whole group of companies that use to sort of try and say out of the limelight and keep quiet who now want to tell their stories because they think it's important their employee's think they're doing good in the world. Coke industries is an interesting example that companies like bacterial that never liked to talk to the press. Now wanna talk because they i need to get their story out because they want employees to come to work for them. I think it's been pretty hard for people to resist the strand one hundred eighty one c._e._o.'s sign this revised is with this new mission statement for the business roundtable but there were some notable folks who didn't sign against eight companies that didn't sign and it's not sector-specific financials like blackstone industrials like alcoa a healthcare like kaiser permanente insurance state farm and he sends a why those companies didn't sign because they are by far in the minority here. I wouldn't want to speak on their behalf half. I think some of those are companies that are facing significant shareholder pressure. If you really have a shareholder movement organized against you. I suspect it's not a great idea yeah to sign a business roundtable statement that say shareholders don't matter as much as they used to so. I think that's part of it. I couldn't tell you why <hes> company like kaiser permanent. They didn't assigned because in terms of the principles reflected a saving. I know they operate by those principle so but i just haven't done the reporting to have specific answers for you allen murray c._e._o. I am president of fortune. The latest issue is on newsstands which are things that still exist. You pick it up. Thank you for joining us. Thanks dan

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"coke industries" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

02:22 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Christopher leonard author of the new book coke land leonard says charles coke has had some success reshaping the republican party to suit the needs of coke industries but now trump is a threat into that vision the coke brothers charles and david are famous for the wealth. They've amassed through coke industries together. They're worth more than one hundred billion dollars and for creating a powerful political influence network the network is designed to amplify messages pushed by coke industries his support legislation that favors coke needs and goals and defeat legislation that stands in the way of coq prophets coke has used this network to prevent or try to to dismantle regulations that affect the businesses coke industries has its roots in the fossil fuel industry and the cokes have fought against regulating greenhouse gas emissions missions that contribute to climate change charles coke is even tried to remake the republican party according to the new book coke land the secret history of coke industries industries and corporate power in america. My guest is the author christopher leonard. He's a business reporter who covered agribusiness for the a._p. From two thousand five to two thousand twelve christopher leonard welcome to fresh air a lot of people have focused on the politics of the coke brothers. The large part of your book focus focused on the business end of the cook brothers. How they built the fortunes the ways they manipulated politics to enlarge their a fortune <hes> so i want to start by talking with you about the business end of coke industries. Why did you want to focus on that part. What drew me to this. Corporation was the realization that the story of coke industries over the last fifty years really as a history of american capitalism capitalism during that time you can explore our entire economy by telling the story this one corporation and the reason for that is because coke industries is really the hidden giant of the american economy that this is a massive company whose annual revenues or larger than that of facebook goldman sachs and u._s. <unk> steel combined and it's not just the size of coke that makes it important. It's the company's reach into our daily lives. This is a firm that specializes realizes and the.

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"coke industries" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show

03:26 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on The Tim Ferriss Show

"I'm very interested in addiction a lot longer story for another time but millions of grassroots activists all fifty states so this is clearly a bottom up like you mentioned. I think a lot of people when they when they hear charles coke think market based solutions are market based solutions part of of this or looking for market based solutions or is it broader than that well. It's <hes> i it's market based in in that. It's <hes> <hes> it's <hes> looking at what really works and looking at individuals rather than i mean market is is a little bit of a misnomer but it's applying the same philosophy that that made coke industries successful and enables enables us to to help our our employees become contribution in motivated by the way i you suggested this early in our employees who after years of learning they can succeed by constantly improving their ability to create value for others they tell me and and after they retire or leave right me and say they c- they <hes> they are so appreciative that they learn miss because it improved their family life their communities friendships everything to look at it that way rather than the way they were looking at it before <hes> but so it's it draws on our experience in criminal justice reform but but more broadly broadly are experience in in in what made coke industries successful what have made societies throughout history success which ones have people have flourished in which ones have people that have been misery did <hes> and what we learned in in developing youth entrepreneurs and and that's an organization my my wife and i started twenty eight years ago here in wichita is we saw met so many any kids that obviously had ability that they played sports with but we're just getting terrible advice they were came from broken homes homes and tough neighborhoods where people were trying to hurt each other so wow this is what a way so we need to start something particularly in this in these inner city high schools that would teach them what we call principal launch bener shia that is this to have have create this three dimensional education where they learn they could change their mindset that look in spite of you think things are hopeless for more you came from. They're not all you gotta do is change your mindset and then we'll provide support to help you become successful so in youth thoughts manures they theory one of the skills and values they need to be successful discovered their own and then para business plan and the best business plans would get some venture capital help you start your own business and then we'll if you're successful successful you can will will find a local entrepreneur to help mentor you..

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

03:47 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Industry during the nineteen eighties coke industries is the largest purchaser and transporter of U. S. crude oil it on an oil refinery in employed teams a commodity traders who bought and sold a wildly diverse menu of raw materials and financial products from gasoline to paper futures contracts this one this might have encouraged most CEOs to take the company public coke industries however did not want outsiders to know how much money it's traders were earning taking the company public were exposed to many of its secrets the memo said certain coke's commodity traders are particularly worried that their high salaries once disclosed to the public would be used against them by their trading partners secrecy was a strategic necessity for coke industries Charles co did not want to surrender it he also didn't want to surrender control he had a specific clear vision of how to run his company and he didn't need Wall Street investors to interfere in the bankers expected Charles coaxing along with conventional wisdom of their time then they like so many outsiders did not understand him beneath his low key veneer Charles coke was at his core of fighter he had on movable ideas about how things should be and he did not back down when challenged when he was challenged by his own brothers for control of coke industries he fought them in a bitter legal battle that lasted decades when he was challenged by members of a powerful labor union during his first years as CEO he brought them even as they committed an act of industrial sabotage the nearly destroyed coax oil refinery when the FBI and the US department of justice launched a criminal investigation into coke industries oil gathering business Charles co fought them with every legal and political tool at his disposal when a liberal Congress and president Barack Obama sought to impose regulations on the fossil fuel industry to control greenhouse gas emissions Charles coke fought them in ways the change the U. S. politics in each of these fights Charles coke prevailed when Charles co dismissed the bankers in nineteen eighty one it was just a small skirmish in the larger war to control coke industries after prevailing in that fight he created a company that was true to his vision he avoided the snares that entangled many publicly traded companies the report their financial results to investors every three months coke industries didn't have to think quarter to quarter the company things year to year an internal thing tank can deal mating making committee called the development group well sometimes think through a business deal on a time line measured in decades this long term view made coke more nimble where other companies stumbled in two thousand three for example coke industries broader group of money losing fertilizer plants when no publicly traded company was willing to take the risk today those plants are as profitable as a broken ATM machine the spews out cash around the clock unlike publicly traded companies coke industries does not pay out rich in dividends to investors Charles coke insists on reinvesting at least ninety percent of the company's profits feeling it's constant expansion this strategy laid the foundation for decades of continuous growth coke industries expanded continuously by purchasing other companies and branching out into new industries it specializes in the kind of businesses that are indispensable to modern civilization but which most consumers never directly encounter the company is embedded in the hidden infrastructure of everyday life millions of people use coax products without ever seen coax name attached coke refines industries fossil fuels from gasoline and jet fuel I wish the gold global economy is dependent coke is the world's third largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer which is the cornerstone of our modern food system Kobe X. the synthetic materials used in baby diapers waistbands and carpets it makes the chemicals used.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Them access to big pools of money and promising enormous paydays for the existing team of executives all required from the CEO was to surrender control Morgan Stanley in return would collect a small fortune in fees Charles coke was forty five years old Iran coke industries since he was thirty two when his father died suddenly he was trim tall and had an athlete's build he spoke quietly in meetings and seemed almost passive the bankers laid out their plan to take coke public they reveal what to most executives at least might have been the most significant detail if Charles Cogan agreed to the deal he could earn twenty million dollars overnight the bankers seemed incredulous when they prepared a confidential memo about coax reaction he does not want this cash the memo reported Charles co calmly explain to them why their offer made no sense his company was breathtakingly profitable it operated in vitally deep in vital deeply complex corners of the American energy industry during the nineteen eighties coke industries is the largest purchaser and transporter of U. S. crude oil it on an oil refinery employed teams a commodity traders who bought and sold a wildly diverse menu of raw materials and financial products from gasoline to paper futures contracts this one this might have encouraged most CEOs to take the company public coke industries however did not want outsiders to know how much money it's traders were earning taking the company public were exposed to many of its secrets the memo said certain coke's commodity traders are particularly worried that their high salaries once disclosed to the public would be used against them by their trading partners secrecy was a strategic necessity for coke industries Charles co did not want to surrender it he also didn't want to surrender control he had a specific clear vision of how to run his company and he didn't need Wall Street investors to interfere in the bankers expected Charles coaxing along with conventional wisdom of their time then they like so many outsiders did not understand him beneath his low key veneer Charles coke was at his core of fighter he had on movable ideas about how things should be and he did not back down when challenged when he was challenged by his own brothers for control of coke industries he fought them in a bitter legal battle that lasted decades when he was challenged by members of a powerful labor union during his first years as CEO he brought them even as they committed an act of industrial sabotage the nearly destroyed coax oil refinery when the FBI and the US department of justice launched a criminal investigation into coke industries oil gathering business Charles co fought them with every legal and political tool at his disposal when a liberal Congress and president Barack Obama sought to impose regulations on the fossil fuel industry to control greenhouse gas emissions Charles coke fought them in ways the change the U. S. politics in each of these fights Charles coke prevailed when Charles coke dismissed the bankers in nineteen eighty one it was just a small skirmish in the larger war to control coke industries after prevailing in that fight he created a company that was true to his vision he avoided the snares that entangled many publicly traded companies the report their financial results to investors every three months coke industries didn't have to think quarter to quarter the company things year to year an internal thing tank can deal mating making committee called the development group well sometimes thing through a business deal on a time line measured in decades this long term view made coke more nimble where other companies stumbled into thousand three for example coke industries broader group of money losing fertilizer plants when no publicly traded company was willing to take the risk today those plants are as profitable as a broken ATM machine the spews out cash around the clock unlike publicly traded companies coke industries does not pay out rich in dividends to investors Charles coke insists on reinvesting at least ninety percent of the company's profits feeling it's constant expansion this strategy laid the foundation for decades of continuous growth coke industries expanded continuously by purchasing other companies and branching out into new industries it specializes in the kind of businesses that are indispensable to modern civilization but which most consumers never directly encounter the company is embedded in the hidden infrastructure of everyday life millions of people use coax products without ever seen coax name attached coke refines industries fossil fuels from gasoline and jet fuel I wish the gold global economy is dependent coke is the world's third largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer which is the cornerstone of our modern food system Kobe X. the synthetic materials used in baby diapers waistbands and carpets it makes the chemicals used for plastic bottles and.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

Behind the Bastards

04:10 min | 2 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Behind the Bastards

"That's ex. So, yeah, the coke industries to this day doesn't really like to acknowledge the fact that they got their start in part by working for the Nazis way. Most of the Republican party doesn't like to acknowledge. No, you can definitely find some ties to the bushes as well. So now in nineteen thirty four. The company that hired cokes company was an American companies. Well, it was run by William Davis who was a big time, Nazi sympathizer, and he was trying to help Germany's oil industry get off the ground. Now back in World War One, Germany had starved halfway to death under a brutal, British naval blockade Germany's inability to feed its people and supplies. Military without trade was a huge source of concern for Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. Hitler's goal in the nineteen thirties in the pre war period was for Germany to reach a state of autarky or self sufficiency, so they wouldn't need to trade with the world in order to meet their basic needs in case, they wound up going to war with the world again. So Hitler was, you know, modern. Ising the German military in buying a metric, fuck load of tanks airplanes who gasoline factored heavily in his plans for autarky. This was not hidden news at the time. The president of one American Bank refused to fund Davis is planned refinery because he didn't want to help the Nazis. Rearm. Other people eventually did put up the cash though and Fred coke, played it into rural role in planning and building the new refinery, which would go on to become the third largest refinery. In the Third Reich, the factory that coke built for Hitler didn't just make a lot of fuel made high octane fuel, the kind of fuel used to say, keep the lift off line. You would almost compare it to drinking celsius, but I won't. No, we can. We can talk shit on celsius unless they start offering us money. No, I'm talking about being high octane on Jack. So Fred coke, went onto lightly, regret his work with the Soviet Union in years past wing. But he never really talked much about what he'd done with the Nazis at least after the fact the time that he'd spent in the repressive Soviet regime seemed to have a huge impact on him. He would constantly talk about the dangers of government control. What was bad about having you know too large of a government, but he didn't hate all governments just the socialist ones in nineteen thirty eight. He visited several countries including imperial Japan in New Zealand. He described New Zealand as quote, violently socialistic. But he wrote this in a letter to his mentor about Japan, Germany and Italy quote. Although nobody agrees with me, I am of the opinion that the only sound countries in the world are Germany, Italy and Japan simply because they are all working and working hard. The laboring people in those countries are so proportionately much better off than they are anyplace else in the world. When you contrast the state of mine in Germany today with what it wasn't nineteen, twenty five, you begin to think that perhaps this course of idleness feeding at the public trough dependence on government, etc. With which we are afflicted is not permanent and can be overcome. That's red coke being like, wouldn't it be great if we could get rid of the new deal and be like the Nazis? That's where his head is in nineteen thirty. S. Now, World War Two you haven't. And yeah, Fred coke pulled away on on sympathizing with the Nazis openly. The refinery he'd helped to build was destroyed in June of nineteen forty, four after years of being targeted by the allies. Forty. Two thousand civilians died in various allied raids on the city that the refinery was in coke. Stop talking openly about fascism, but continued to warn the world about socialism according to the two thousand fourteen books, sons of Wichita, Fred became convinced that a global war between capitalism and socialism was inevitable. Well quote, I think these times are far more serious than even civil war days. He confided to a friend and retired army officer that was merely decide whether we were going to be one nation or two. Whereas the fight that is going on now in this country is going to decide whether we are going to be Freeman or slaves, just maybe the most someone can misunderstand the civil war. Actually, that one was about slaves. Whoops. Do this, Fred, dude, man? What's your vibe on him so far?.

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President Trump, NPR and President discussed on The Takeaway

The Takeaway

04:30 min | 3 years ago

President Trump, NPR and President discussed on The Takeaway

"Live from NPR news in Washington, I'm Lakshmi Singh a. Jury has been seated in the trial of President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort the panel consists of six men and six women, and opening statements are scheduled this hour NPR's Windsor Johnston reports Manafort is facing more than a dozen counts, of Bank and, tax fraud charges Manafort is accused of laundering tens of millions of dollars. From work on behalf of pro Russian Ukrainian politicians Victoria the study of the Brennan. Center for Justice says the case offers the first public test of special, counsel Robert Muller's investigative, reach, if you can gather this sort of documentation of financial shenanigans on Manafort than. Just imagine the sort, of data and documentation and evidence he's going to be able to gather on President Trump thirty five witnesses are scheduled to. Testify including manafort's longtime business partner Rick gates who Struck a plea deal with prosecutors Windsor Johnston NPR news Washington the president is taking shots at the billionaire conservative coke brothers today Trump. Tweeted quote the. Globalist coke brothers who have become a total joke in. Real Republican circles are, against strong borders and powerful trade he goes on to say I never sought their support because I don't need. Their money or bad ideas they love my tax and regulation cuts judicial picks and more. End quote NPR's Domenico Montanaro says the president's weak comes after the coke brothers network place an, ad criticizing. Trump's, new sheriff's some this split is remarkable I mean let's remember that the cook brothers network has pledged to, spend four hundred million. Dollars on these elections in really key races all across the country now the president says he doesn't need them but his party certainly, does and it really represents how Trump sees his own brand and his survival as separate from the party, NPR's Domenico Montanaro, we should know At. Coke industries the multinational company controlled by the, brothers is, among NPR's, financial. Supporters Turkish media are reporting that a court, in Ishmael has rejected, an appeal, for, the release of US pastor Andrew Brunson NPR's Peter Kenyon. Reports Trump administration has been demanding Brenton's release sentenced Turkish lawyer. Filed the appeal Monday asking, the court to lift the ban on Brenton leaving the country Turkish state media. Report the court denied the appeal after. Being arrested in December two thousand, sixteen Brunson was kept in prison for the better part of two years before being transferred to house arrest this. Month President Trump and other. Officials said, that wasn't enough and demanded Brenton's immediate release Brenton denies the terrorism related charges he's facing which carry a possible thirty five year prison term Trump. Is threaten Turkey with sanctions if Brunson isn't, released and returned to the. US Peter Kenyon NPR news stumbled the Dow is up one hundred twenty nine points at twenty five thousand four thirty six this is NPR from news I'm Tiffany Cam high Lake County authorities say they've arrested half a dozen people in the. Last two, days for crimes committed inside the evacuation zones of. Neighborhoods where residents. Have fled from wildfires the sheriff's office announced this morning that deputies have arrested six people on charges ranging from being in. An authorized unauthorized zone and an evacuation area to prowling. And possession of burglary tools the arrests took place in neighborhoods that became vacant because they were threatened by flames from what's been. Dubbed the Mendocino complex that's the name for two wildfires that burned some seventy five thousand acres and destroyed ten. Structures some, firefighters are battling these blazes even as they themselves faced displacement cake you idiot khloe. Veldman has more the wildfires burning in Mendocino and lake counties have already claimed tens of thousands of acres of forest Tricia Austin is a fire prevention specialists working for. Cal fire Is Mendocino, unit, like a. Few, of her colleagues she's being both professionally. And personally affected by the flames Austin. And her family had to evacuate their home in lake port near the Mendocino national forest over the weekend she arranged for her nephew to take her. Eighty six year old mother to Roseville and her pets, to Sacramento with a, friend once my family was removed from the situation then I was able to focus on my job and. I didn't have to worry Austin says if a house does Ben at least family will be safe I'm khloe Veldman k.. Cutie news.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

05:13 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Right wing activist majority at the US supreme court as recently overturned a forty year old precedent that allowed public sector unions like. Private sector unions to charge non, members who, they're required by law to represent a fee for that representation A strategic campaign organized by the state policy network think tanks nationwide included a multi state effort to reach five million teachers librarians and other public sector workers affected by the Janice decision In Texas the state policy network is funded by the coke brothers coke industries AT and, t. Verizon Exxon Mobil Coca Cola and Blue Cross Blue shield the Texas SPN. Like others across the country is leveraging the supreme court decision as a, means of starving unions of funds and eventually disbanding them altogether They. Originally sent out a mailing claiming government unions have undue, political influence and stating that quote by two. Thousand twenty SPN aims to empower our. Interstate freedom network to rescue nearly one million people from force government union representation this strategy could remove one billion dollars per, election cycle from union budgets Here to speak with us today. About the threat to democracy is attorney Jean Hubbard here's, the chairperson of the national lawyers guild labor, and employment, committee for more than three decades Jean Hubbard has been an attorney organizer educator. And, advocate. For workers rights and environmental. And racial Justice Deane is a longtime chair of the national lawyers? Go labor and employment committee has organized and led investigations tribunals, and delegations labor and human rights issues worldwide attorney dean Hubbard very, nice to, see you again and welcome to, law and disorder thanks Michael great to see you to so why are, public sector workers on the right wing hit list 'cause they've remained strong in the face of, decades of attacks and so they've been able to win important victories not just by you know bargaining for the people they represent. But by fighting and legislatures and elsewhere for policies that help everyday people And the right and their. Allies in the corporate wing of the Democratic Party. Of been dismantling private sector unions for at least the, last fifty years so the public sector membership, rate has, held steady so they're kind of one of the last remaining institutional bulwarks if. You, will. Against this right wing power. Grab by forces including Alec and the coke brothers and others yeah? The American legislative executive console American legislative exchange count change which. Is pretty amazing legislative coordinating body for the right that's funded by, the coke, brothers and others that basically coordinates, strategy and rights legislation for the right at the state and local level The majority of the supreme court and the Janice case hell that they're protecting free speech And marjiana's was a child welfare worker for the state of, Illinois he objected to pay his fair. Share fee because he opposed his unions political positions particularly its financial support for Hillary Clinton the court had already ruled in infamous two thousand and ten citizens, United case that money is speech and. Found that being forced to pay his agency? Fee, violated Mark Genesis right to free speech what's your response to that kind of logic yeah that's just an language, to disguise a naked power, grab on behalf of the far-right right by taking away workers first amendment rights in Janice the core of the courts argument is. That compelling a person to subsidize the speech of other private speakers violates the first amendment so the logic to get to your question of the decision is that if the government forces me as a public worker to pay money to a private entity for, a service that the entity provides Me so let's say it's my, cable company all I have, to do is say that I disagree with my cable companies views and I don't have to pay my cable cable Bill and. Better yet the way they've set it up the cable company can't even charge me unless I signed a waiver opting out of my constitutional rights so basically I don't have to pay for cable anymore Why would, I pay for it. If I don't have to so of course they're never going to allow. Me to do that at not what the case is about at all really what it's about is destroying the unions that represent public sector. Workers that's librarians firefighters, teachers unions protect the, free speech rights of public sector workers by giving them a collective voice that counterbalances the power of their employer which is the government so the Janice case is really. About a racing collective voice and power..

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Anti-Trump FBI Agent Peter Strzok escorted out of bureau headquarters, still employed: Lawyer

Ron and Don Show

01:56 min | 3 years ago

Anti-Trump FBI Agent Peter Strzok escorted out of bureau headquarters, still employed: Lawyer

"Us out of the un human rights council which he considers to be an anti israel organization via skype human rights watches john sifting the un human rights council does a lot of good there have been special mechanisms created by to address human rights situations in north korea south sudan syria we've learned that fbi agent peter struck was escorted out of the bureau as awaits possible disciplinary action over text messages critical of president trump cbs's paula reed has more struck was reassigned to human resources department at the fbi where he is still technically employed his attorney told me that struck still believes there is a chance he could go back to work at the fbi after this disciplinary process wraps up resort casual that was the dress code for a four day event at a posh south carolina resort where lobbyists and even some companies under investigation paid one hundred and twenty five thousand dollars to get face to face access to some state attorneys general cbs's nancy cortes looks at the questionable but technically legal relationship on kiawah island in south carolina we spotted republican state attorneys general taking the kind of luxury trip most americans can't afford all courtesy of corporate donors at kia we saw at least nine state agee's rubbing shoulders with representatives from coke industries big tobacco payday lenders and the nra officials in richmond virginia are renaming the city's only school that bears the name of a confederate general to honor the nation's first black president cbs's jim krasula school board members in what was the capital of the confederacy have voted to change the name of a school named it honor of a confederate general jeb stuart elementary school will be renamed barack obama elementary school the board estimates it will cost about twenty six thousand dollars to change.

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"coke industries" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:20 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"Mary voter support these types of reforms they support drug courts and treatment alternatives for nonviolent offenders it's just overwhelming and also i think the other point is that when we're talking about criminal justice reform that is huge this is not an issue that has that should have a comprehensive program it's it's too wide it's too very this too is too many nuances but the point is if you look if you're a conservative and you look at the criminal justice system not just the prison system the criminal justice system it is every bit as bad or maybe worse than the welfare system that we talked about in this country for three decades in till finally republicans and democrats during the clinton administration they all got together and decided we're going to do something about this broken system called welfare i've got to tell you ladies and gentlemen the criminal justice system in this country is broken and the fact that we have some bypass artisan activity going on these are baby steps i mean legislation is a series of baby steps if you try to do too much there are people who are more passionate about sentencing disruptions then those trying to seek a reentry but from a political standpoint and this is this is what republicans have got understand this is not for people this is not a soft on crime issue that that is someone creates a crime they go to prison they serve their time this is about people who have served their time do you want them to come out and go right back in that's idiotic it's like trying to get somebody off welfare makes no sense you have to have programs in the prisons you have to have re entry programs when you get out of prison you have to have and this is something else i want to ask you about how open are are the major corporations of america mark in giving an opportunity as a second chance to someone that's committed a crime where's the business community on this matter well it's really starting to change a great deal you know a lot of companies are now no longer asking about at least on the initial application a criminal background so coke industries is one.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Toure Show

Toure Show

02:00 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Toure Show

"This literally pages i read it cover to yeah like that's been the easiest thing to put out a book that was you know not that book it was trying to figure out you know a way through this thing where you're tough on your opponents where we were they're wrong you're also willing to be reflective on us where we could do better and you're trying to figure out even if nobody changes their position what could what could you get done for the country anyway and i had to do that because had i not i would have been a bitter angry person i'd been bitter with with with with the whole country i don't wanna become that and i just invite other people who frankly have had less of a rough time i don't mean to go on just one more thing about that story how seriously i take this i never talked about nobody ever asked me about this when i left the white house the people who paid for the smear campaign saying i was nine eleven truth or and you know racist and a communist all sorts of stuff martha's when i was in my twenties proud of it but i was totally nuts but the people who paid for that smear campaign coke industries gave my something called americans for prosperity afp who then took the took their nonsense to fox and that became a whole deal who do i work with on a regular basis right now to close prisons coke industries because even though i bite them on their environmental you know destroy the earth policies and i fight them on their antidemocratic one dollar one vote policies their libertarian it's actually agree with me on criminal justice they actually think we got too many laws governs got too much power to people so i work with coke industries and mark holden on a regular basis to close prisons even though i fight them on everything else you know why 'cause i've never gone into a prison and met somebody who said then please get me out of prison but don't what don't work with republicans.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Preserve pacifica's broadcast legacy welcome back a lot of other stuff in the news this this this is symptomatic the hooghly and i were debating this is symptomatic of what's going on right across the trump administration the fox's are in charge of the henhouse in every area whether it's financial whether it's trying to take down dodd frank and the consumer financial protection bureau and now they got mick mulvaney and his and his shows in they're doing that or whether it's you know with regard of the food and drug administration whether it's with regard to the usda foods whether it's regard to the environmental protection agency and scott pruitt ryan zinke over it interior i mean you name the agency right treasury and steve mnuchin the foreclosure king you name the agency and what we have now are corrupt chills with ties to those agencies being appointed by donald trump as gifts to donors and and i it's just you know it's devastating meanwhile rex tillerson gets fired on friday doesn't even get told about it until he he lands back here in the united states apparently around four o'clock this morning and sees a tweet a five or six am tweet from donald trump saint see you later mike pompeo's my new cia director open secrets dot org by the way just tweeted trump cia director pick representative mike pompeo is the number one all time recipient of coke industries money he's now your secretary of state the number the number one coquette in america remarkable it's i retweeted it you can see it on our on our twitter timeline or you can just check out oakland open secrets dot org it's at open secrets dc.

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"coke industries" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Mmhmm it's the regulation so the coke brothers don't have to keep paying hundreds of millions of dollars in fines when they pollute the pollution goes into the air in the water that you and your kids breathe and drink well that's inconvenient for them they don't wanna pay those fines they wanna be able to pollute the rivers in the air without having people bothering them so what do they do guy like sequoia on you want trillions and tax can do you don't want to protect the environment or people's kids families can do promise co what else do you need mr cooke oh you'd like me to end the unions because the unions actually stand up for your workers they collect them together so they have some sort of leverage over you guys who have a collective about eighty five billion dollars between charles and david coke well no problem attack the unions attack the workers attack the people who receiving wages from coke industries whatever the cokes wants a cone will give to them that is why they poured in all this money luckily for the mon being at least it appears that it's not working very well tomorrow's election and if you live in that district you might wanna do something about that but there is one candidate in the race that is clearly interested in representing one family in particular and that is really cone and coke industries the coke family overall have to be very pleased about the policy positions of their candidate though not please that people aren't buying what they're selling anymore.

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"coke industries" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

02:05 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Matichon which is going to either going to help coke industries is the lower corporate tax rate or through their pass through entities and their own personal taxes state tax billions upon billions of dollars savings for the coke brothers so sprinkling in a couple of percentage points cheap politicians like rick sokoto is actually a good return on investment perhaps we shouldn't let them privately finance elections so that they don't buy all of our politicians but in this case is not working so well because he's losing the race even though that is a heavily republican district because all the tv has are buying is not working as much anymore but they keep going that well so more on why they might wanna purchase cone for the cokes and their business interests cone is a good bet koch explains the small government conservative as touted his support for the recent tax cuts and outside groups have bought ads attacking lamb for his opposition to the cuts and here's what sakorn sokoto supporters quote we had a great tax bill that we just passed so good pat on the head for rick good job good job keep voting for those tax cuts that are worth overall trillions of dollars for the rich and for multinational corporations so it's not the only issue they care about again alex koch lays out of several different issues they care about including oil and gas interests which coke industries has a lot of money tied up in those industries cicadas of course in favour of more fracking and more fossil fuel energy industries a win win for coke and now one more here sokota surely the better bay candidate for the coaxes koch explains whose corporate conglomerate conglomerate includes oil and gas drilling pipeline and chemical businesses coca she says and abysmal pollution record having had to pay over seven hundred thirty six million dollars in fines for numerous environmental violations cysts two thousand the deregulation is not so that america has more freedom.

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"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

02:27 min | 3 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Rules other companies lobbied on the rules i mean access on mobile a coke industries cebic with saudi arabian port government owned a chemical co conglomerate lobbied against these rules and they were successful and again as campaign cash have flowed into the coffers of many republicans many republicans from texas who ended up support gordon of the legislative effort to get rid of the rules and ultimately the trump administration acted i wanted to bring stephanie thomas center this conversation houstonbased organizer for public citizen your response to what's happening right now in crosby to what the public has a right to know yes sammy um yesterday i drove from houston to bay town which is about fifteen miles south of crosby and in that drive i could see the plume of smoke coming toward back community and people are very concerned about their health about their well being whether the air that their breathing is really safe tabriz and there's this complication because right now there's also a lot of flooding that has happened in our area so even though they did evacuate the one and a half mile radius there were people out side of that radius who were considering evacuating and weren't sure if it was safe to do so if the roads we're going to be passable because we still have a lot of water on the ground here and i think another point of this is it's contributing a lot more concerned about air quality we already have seen a lot of reports to tcu q the texas commission on environmental quality about emission events during the past week due to hurricane harvey so people are very concerned about what their breathing in and weather whether this is a safe as the officials are saying that you know that it that it's safe i mean this emergency responders you have the sheriff's deputies ten of them one off to the hospital that's right that's right but there have been other folks saying well it's like a barbecue you don't want to breathe the air and because it's not good for you but but there are downplaying playing.

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"coke industries" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

01:30 min | 4 years ago

"coke industries" Discussed on KTRH

"The executive director of the porta corpus christi at john before the break we were discussing some of the recent new buyers that are purchased seen crude from the united states and having exported from the port corpus christi and some of them were south korea india dennis walea uh this is definitely exciting times in some of the things that i used to discuss on the radio show when we were making our way towards trying to get the ban lifted was how important it was for energy independence in the united states where we were no longer uh a country that was importing the majority but also involved in the exporting it seems like we are there and it seems like corpus christi the port specifically is marching towards that obviously the leader in this area but i wanna just switch gears just a little bit and talk a lot about the overall port and its capacity so it doesn't just export oil and gas you're also you've always been a port for night ears so you have focused on refinery in lng king can you talk to me a little bit about that those different products at your promote he's absolutely yeah we have um you know three major refiners here that have been in the backbone of the poor uh both for the employment sector and ford for leading revenue base for the for this community and that so flint hills which is owned by coke industries valero uh and and citco and the.

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