Money Talks. Spend What You Mean to Say

Love of money is the root of all politics.

The most money these days that is buying influence, corporations, politicians, the environment, the truth and society at large comes from the Koch brothers (whose combined net worth in 2012 was $62 billion.)

I’m glad to know some small ways I can deny their machine my tiny drop of oil when I DON’T purchase from the brands you see here.

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Notice especially the number of paper products, and know the absolute contempt of these men for the health of forests (soil, water, biodiversity) for the single corporate purpose of shareholder (and Koch Brother) profit.

Maybe their tens of millions to oppose lowering CO2 is because CO2 is good for us (and to stimulate forest profits for the short term, maybe. “Carbon dioxide: They call it pollution. We call it Life

Charts: How Much Have the Kochs Spent on the 2012 Election? | Mother Jones

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Hi Fred,

    If a person opts to buy “store brand” paper products instead of brands owned by Koch brothers, how does one find out that some of these might not originate from Koch subsidiaries, or whatever?