This one can't wait until tomorrow's roundup:
— AFP Foundation NC (@AFPFNC) January 13, 2014
Really? Putting your logo on bottles of water headed to a disaster that was caused by Koch Brother incompetence in the first place? Sweet Baby Jesus. This is one of the most disgusting things I have ever seen, and I've seen some pretty disgusting stuff. Here's more, if you can stomach it:
A few days ago, there was a terrible incident in West Virginia, which has left more than 300,000 of our fellow citizens without safe, useable water.
The water in the nine affected counties isn't even safe after boiling!
Currently there isn't a timeline for when the water will be safe again. There are thousands of suffering families, young mothers, and elderly folks who need your help. Fortunately, Americans have a great history of coming together during times of emergency to help those in need. This is one of those times.
Please donate to Americans for Prosperity Foundation below to help provide water and other materials to those in need.
Before any of you decide to put your name next to AFP's on a bottle of water going to West Virginia, a little context might be helpful:
Freedom Industries of Charleston, West Virginia is the distributor of Georgia-Pacific Chemicals Talon line of coal cleaning chemical reagents. Georgia-Pacific Chemical is a subsidiary of Koch Industries and their board of directors reads like a who's who of Koch Industries management team members including Charles Koch. The Talon brand has been sold by Freedom Industries in West Virginia, , Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Minnesota, Kentucky and Michigan.
In addition to being a Koch subsidiary Georgia-Pacific has been part of ALEC, another Koch brothers financed enterprise to provide state legislators with pieces of ready made corporate friendly Right Wing legislation, such as voter suppression laws, Right to Work (for less), and over 800 pieces of corporate friendly legislation that removes the average citizen from participation in any form of democratic process.
The Koch's claim of jack booted gestapo enforcement from government oversight would be laughable in light of this disastrous chemical spill that has left over 300, 000 without water and hundreds complaining of effects from the chemicals in the water. OSHA had never inspected Freedom Industries till after the spill to assure worker safety. The State of West Virginia DEP had not inspected the Elk River site of Freedom Industries since 1991 when it was owned by another company and was not used for storing hundreds of pounds of 4-methylhyclohexanenmethyl the mining reagent suspected of being the chemical in the West Virginia spill.
Like I said: disgusting. AFP is trying to do a couple of things with this bottled water thing. First, they're trying to get ahead of a controversy, and second, they're trying to make some money in the process. Money they will use to attack environmental candidates in the upcoming election. Absolutely no shame and, so far, absolutely no mainstream media exposure/criticism to help people learn the truth.