James DeWeaver

Professional Contemporary Artist/Pastellist, James DeWeaver Pastels

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Are the "climate denial kingpins" and Republican's Texan Billionaire Koch brothers good for America's Political and environmental future!

The more i see and hear about these two, the greater the distain for them and their ability to manipulate the media,Politicians,as these two have never been elected to a public office of any kind, yet their able to play the Politicians because of their EXTReme wealth, and the general public!

Closing Statement from James DeWeaver

Well the concensus is obvious, these two as Krisztian so aptly put it "crackpots",Charles and David Koch are not good for the environment, actually very destructive and polluting, and their "corrupting" the American Political system in America with their "super-pacs".

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    Jun 21 2012: The hting on this planet that scares the bejesus out of me is when some sort of profit motive allows someone to lie to humanit. How can someone even live with themself? I JUST DO NOT GET IT.
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    Jun 19 2012: suppose these people are total crackpots. i don't know anything about them, so just let's assume for a second.

    why would we care? what harm they can do by being crackpots?

    1. they provide cheap petroleum for people to buy. not a problem, if people don't want to buy, they can simply not buy. they can't force their product on anyone.

    2. they have political influence. how? you are saying that politicians will vote for legislations they don't believe in, or they know are harmful? for money? if so, we have a much deeper problem than two crackpots. should the two crackpots don't exist, we still would be in a deep doodoo if politicians sell their votes for money. maybe we should get rid of such politicians, instead of wasting time on two crackpots, huh?
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    Jun 19 2012: what a total non reaction from people not giving two shi*'s about this video and their "OWN" environment ,NOT MINE,you reap what you sow !
  • Jun 10 2012: They're symptoms of a deeper problem. The main problem in the US is not them but how we've never addressed how the Internet has changed our society. The birth of the Internet coincided with the Republican Revolution of1994. Remember "Contract with America?" It allowed people all across the spectrum to break out of a single unifying source of news and let people customize their news sources which reinforces their biases. It's a cognitive bias called the selection/deselection bias, which in a nutshell means that people only listen to what they want to hear and turn off that which they don't want to hear. What further reinforces this trend is not just news sources but migration patterns. People move into communities that share their values, which further isolates them and puts them into a bubble.

    When you combine a selection bias in both information and geography, you literally have two different sets of America evolving side-by-side. Partisan media just further isolates people, which makes them ripe to be influenced by people like the Koch Brothers. Conservatives might say that Al Gore or George Soros is equivalent.

    The real debate we should be having is not what to do about the Kock brothers, but how to reverse this larger trend, and de-polarize America? Until we get back to backyard friendly talks between different political camps, we're just drifting deeper into the political maelstrom.
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    Jun 8 2012: I offer this from the WSJ for the other side of the scale:
    http://webreprints.djreprints.com/2630340769761.pdf
  • Jun 8 2012: I say no. But then I caution, sleep with one eye open.;)
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      Jun 9 2012: say caution is why we're in this desperate world condition Ben, i sleep better with them closed, my pitbulls sleep light though!
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    Jun 8 2012: I've recently placed this on Youtube, What are your thought on these two?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnAUTC8ak9c