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Forum Post: FLAKESnews in School

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 26, 2013, 8:40 a.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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As if FLAKESnews Faux Fact Flingers aren't bad enough on TV.

"Two foundations that have been described as "the dark money ATM of the right" have spent more than $1 million combined funding a non-profit organization whose primary function is distributing libertarian education materials featuring Fox Business host John Stossel. "

Isn't the dark money allowed by Citizens United wonderful?

http://www.alternet.org/media/revealed-right-wing-groups-spent-over-1-million-bankrolling-fox-news-hosts-propaganda-schools

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[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Stossel in the Classroom

The man is a known liar.

It's bad enough I have to cut through shit now with my kid. Get the known liar and spinner out of the classrooms.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

How can promoting FLAKESnews qualify as a non profit?

This has to be some of the darkest money out there.

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Whitney L. Ball, President President & CEO, DonorsTrust

Ms. Ball is President and Chief Executive Officer of DonorsTrust, a donor-advised fund and community foundation established to promote liberty through limited government, personal responsibility, and free enterprise. Before launching DonorsTrust, Ms. Ball served as Executive Director of The Philanthropy Roundtable, as well as Director of Development at the Cato Institute. She was also Director of Finance for the Education and Research Institute and Circulation Manager of Consumers' Research Magazine. Additionally, Ms. Ball has consulted with a number of nonprofit organizations and served on governing boards and committees of local volunteer organizations. Currently, Ms. Ball serves on the boards of Donors Capital Fund and the State Policy Network.


Kimberly O. Dennis, Chairman President, Searle Freedom Trust

Ms. Dennis is President and COO of the Searle Freedom Trust, a private grant making foundation supporting research and education on public policies that promote individual freedom and personal responsibility. From 2002 to 2006, she also served as director of the National Research Initiative, a Searle-funded program at the American Enterprise Institute. From 1991 until 1996, Ms. Dennis served as the executive director of The Philanthropy Roundtable. Her previous experience includes over five years with the John M. Olin Foundation and with multiple nonprofit educational and policymaking organizations, including the Institute for Humane Studies and the Pacific Research Institute. Ms. Dennis currently serves on the boards of the Earhart Foundation, The Philanthropy Roundtable, and the Property and Environment Research Center.


James Piereson, Vice Chairman President, William E. Simon Foundation

James Piereson is president of the William E. Simon Foundation, a private grantmaking foundation located in New York City. The foundation has broad charitable interests in education, religion, and problems of youth. He assumed this post in 2006. Mr. Piereson is also a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute in New York where he is director of the Center for the American University and Chairman of the Selection Committee for The Veritas Fund which allocates grants to programs on college and university campuses.

Mr. Piereson was executive director and trustee of the John M. Olin Foundation from 1985 through 2005 when, following longstanding plans, the foundation disbursed its remaining assets and closed its doors. The John M. Olin Foundation maintained program interests in the areas of public affairs and public policy, and awarded grants in these areas to support research, fellowships, books and journals, and television documentaries. Most of its funds were allocated each year to major universitites and private research institutions. Mr. Piereson joined the John M. Olin Foundation in 1981 as a program officer, and was appointed executive director in 1985. He was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1987. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served on the Political Science faculties of several prominent universities, including Iowa State University (1974), Indiana University (1975), and the University of Pennsylvania (1976-1982), where he taught courses in the fields of United States government and political thought.

Mr. Piereson is also trustee of the William E. Simon Foundation. He serves on the boards of several other tax exempt institutions, including: The Pinkerton Foundation, the Thomas W. Smith Foundation, the Center for Individual Rights, the Philanthropy Roundtable (Chairman, 1995-99), the Foundation for Cultural Review (Chairman), the American Spectator Foundation, the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and DonorsTrust. He is a past member of the Board of Trustees of The Manhattan Institute. He is a member of the selection committee for the Clare Boothe Luce Program for Women in the Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering administered by the Henry Luce Foundation of New York City. He is chairman of the selection committee for the Hayek Book Prize. He is a member of the Executive Advisory Committee of the Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester, of the Board of Visitors of the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University, and of the Advisory Council of the Henry Salvatori Center for the Study of Individual Freedom at Claremont McKenna College.

Mr. Piereson is the author of Camelot and the Cultural Revolution: How the Assassination of John F. Kennedy Shattered American Liberalism (Encounter Books, 2007). He is also the author (with J. Sullivan and G. Marcus) of Political Tolerance and American Democracy (University of Chicago Press, 1982). He is the editor of The Pursuit of Liberty: Can the Ideals that Made Amerca Great Provide a Model for the World (Encounter Books, 2008). He has also published articles and reviews in numerous journals, including Commentary, The New Criterion, The American Political Science Review, The Public Interest, the Journal of Politics, Philanthropy, The American Spectator, The Wall Street Journal, The Weekly Standard, and National Review.


William J. Hume Chairman of the Board, Basic American, Inc.

Mr. Hume is the Chairman of Basic American Inc., an international leader in the dehydrated foods market. Mr. Hume serves as Chairman of the Foundation for Teaching Economics and is a member of the boards of the Heritage Foundation, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, the Hoover Institution, and The Foundation for Educational Choice.


Jeffrey C. Zysik, Secretary-Treasurer Chief Financial Officer & Chief of Information Technology

Mr. Zysik is an attorney and accountant with fifteen years of tax planning experience, focusing primarily on sophisticated estate and income tax concepts. Before joining DonorsTrust, he was managing-director and co-founder of Charitable Entity Administration, LLC (CEA). Before launching CEA, Mr. Zysik served as Director-in-Charge of strategy development at myCFO's national tax group. He also spent five years with KPMG LLP--one year in a tax practice office, three years with the firm's Washington National Tax Personal Financial Planning practice and a final year serving as Director-in-Charge of the firm's South Florida Personal Financial Planning practice. Admitted to the New York State Bar, Mr. Zysik holds a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from George Washington University, a Master in Public Accounting-Tax degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and a JD degree from George Mason University.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Well look at all that.

Libe(R)tarians............again.

Can I call them neolibe(R)tarians?

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

You can call them anything you want.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

After hearing Chomsky describe the difference between classic libertarians and today's Koch brothers corporate, Randian version, for the sake of clarity, I will stick to neolib(R)tarians, and I think he would agree.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Looking at how much effort that they spend trying to disrupt the forum-----I'll just call 'em douche bags.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

They have been busy little bees these last few days, haven't they.

Fucking douche bags..........LOL

Oldboy, just made a threat to return to his "old ways".

Like he ever really stopped.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

He didn't change shit. He and his little crew are all pieces of shit. Little political whores.

The only thing that they have managed to prove is that if they were bought once then they can be bought again.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

There were many actual issues at the top of the comments before they began their assault on reason.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Well, that's the whole point. Isn't it? If there is a thread that has potential then they come scurrying like cockroaches into a thread where they can make sure that no actual conversation takes place. Or they start an entire thread where they can have a faux argument or pretend that they have this wonderful idea that they want to learn all about.

There still are actual issues at the top of the comments I'm ready to carry on if you are.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

I'm more that willing to try................:)

I'll be in and out of here all day though.

Silly old life.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I know, right? Same here. I have to hunt down stuff to build a revolutionary war fort-miniature version.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

4 toothpicks glued together make a fine beam.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ok, thanks.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Popsicle sticks for the wall and gate house and tooth picks for the smaller buildings/structures/emplacements?

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

I'm too late for the popsicle sticks.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Diorama's Oh boy..............:)

Do they still sell big bags of popsicle sticks at the craft stores?

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Ya, I have a gazillian little wood sticks that are smaller than popsicle sticks. I was trying to figure out how to scale something down but, we are just going to have to wing it.

[-] -2 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Isn't "cutting through shit" with your kid is called being a parent? My folks did it back in the '70's, and their folks did it way back in the day. I hope you are "cutting through shit" no matter who is slinging it at your kids.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Obviously, What I did not expect is the number of jack asses that would be using insidious methods to get to my kid.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

24/7/365 the insidious attacks on youth and society in general - continue.

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yep. They talk a good game of freedom and independent thinking----they don't mean it.

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

No of course they don't - it is a display of double speak - Like :

Right to work = Right to fire you for no cause.

When they express independent thinking - they mean independent of thought.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Good afternoon Batman..........:)

How are you feeling today?

[-] 3 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Hey G-Day Silver-Surfer - Me? - able to sit-up and take nourishment. {:-])

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

On top of being insulted behind our backs last night, we were also described as Batman and Robin.

You got to be the Caped Crusader. I got to be your sidekick the Robin.

I would have preferred to be Quick Draw McGraw.

---------El KaBong!----------

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Se' quicksdraw - andele andele ariba ariba .......................... EEEHAaaaaa

[-] 1 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

Yep. Exactly.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (27542) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

When is the major portion of the general public gonna catch on? This shit they try to spew/spin here is the same spewage that goes out over MSM.

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[-] -2 points by banya5 (-29) 1 year ago

It figures. The communist shooz is outraged by the view that less government, lower taxes, and less regulation is a good idea. He much prefers government controlling our lives like the fucking mindless sheep he and his followers are. "Please dear leader...hand me another welfare check."

BAAAAAA.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Teabagge(R)s raised my taxes, so go puck a rubber.

[+] -4 points by banya5 (-29) 1 year ago

Shoozy, my little dumbell friend, I think you are a bit confused asshole. Obama DEMANDED taxes be raised...and now he wants more. Time to wake up from fantasyland little snoozy snoozerton

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Was that you pucking a rubber?

I hope it felt good for you.

[-] -3 points by banya5 (-29) 1 year ago

oh...good reply. Next time try..."I know you are, but what am I". That would be a huge step up in your intelligence level.

Loooooozer.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

So it felt good then?

Excelsior!!

[-] -3 points by banya5 (-29) 1 year ago

Hey all smelly commie hippies here! Shoozy says Republicans want to raise taxes on everyone. Yep yep.....Witness the genius of shooz. His ignorance on display for all to marvel at.

Next post for the shoozy..... Republicans support Global warming efforts.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

What do know, you finally got something correctly.

Tabagge(R)s raised my taxes under the guise of (R)epelicantism.

And yes, (R)epelican'ts do support global warming through many of their policies.

[+] -5 points by banya5 (-29) 1 year ago

Liberals own and operate NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, NPR, Hollywood, and the TV industry. But poor shooz is still frightened of a single differing opinion of FOX News, and thinks they must be stopped. Just like a true liberals. They want to Shut down any opposition to their point of view.

All those other networks okay with you shoozy? I thought so.

Go fuck yourself you book burning NAZI.

[-] 3 points by GirlFriday (17435) 1 year ago

How cool is that? You had to create another ID just to be a dickhead.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 1 year ago

Lies are not a differing opinion.

I thought you said I was a commie?

FLAKESnews does one thing and one thing alone.

It makes flakes even flakier.

Thanks for proving that....................:)