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04-05-2012, 07:34 AM
David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/...saur-hall/


That's a lot of money for a donation. And that's on top of the $15M he's already given them.

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04-05-2012, 09:13 AM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
Aw fuck...whats in it for him? Did he tie strings to the donation...to makecreationism look like science or something.

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04-05-2012, 09:20 AM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
(04-05-2012 09:13 AM)reverendjeremiah Wrote:  Aw fuck...whats in it for him? Did he tie strings to the donation...to makecreationism look like science or something.
Actually this donation is for a dinosaur hall that is being named after him. The 15M went to an exhibit on 6 million years on human evolution.

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04-05-2012, 02:05 PM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
(04-05-2012 07:34 AM)germanyt Wrote:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/...saur-hall/


That's a lot of money for a donation. And that's on top of the $15M he's already given them.
http://www.forbes.com/profile/david-koch/

That is absolute chump change to him.
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04-05-2012, 02:26 PM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
(04-05-2012 02:05 PM)mysticjbyrd Wrote:  
(04-05-2012 07:34 AM)germanyt Wrote:  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/05/...saur-hall/


That's a lot of money for a donation. And that's on top of the $15M he's already given them.
http://www.forbes.com/profile/david-koch/

That is absolute chump change to him.
I agree but that's still a substantial and very generous donation.

I wasn't aware of his donations to cancer research.

"David, who like his brothers has suffered from prostate cancer, says his biggest contributions go toward a "moon shot" campaign to finding the cure for cancer. He's contributed $750 million so far. Despite their reputation as the Left's favorite villains, Charles and David have kept a low profile in politics recently, giving a modest -- for them -- $120,000 to Republican causes in the past year."

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04-05-2012, 02:26 PM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
Yes well, he's still a twat.
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04-05-2012, 02:30 PM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
(04-05-2012 02:26 PM)kim Wrote:  Yes well, he's still a twat.
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He does have a BA in arts and masters in science from MIT.

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04-05-2012, 02:42 PM (This post was last modified: 04-05-2012 03:01 PM by kim.)
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
(04-05-2012 02:30 PM)germanyt Wrote:  He does have a BA in arts and masters in science from MIT.
I believe his BA is in chemical engineering, but I am glad he does support the arts more than most, and I appreciate his funding of cancer research, among other things.


But the direction of most of his other money could be far better spent. Shy


Hmm... I could be confusing him with his brother Charles... they are two peas in a pod.

Nah... they are both pretty much the same.
I think Charles is the one currently making trouble in Kansas, cause he still lives here.
Oh, they both give a lot of money very generously to the arts and science.

I'm just willing to look the gift horse in the mouth. Dodgy

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06-05-2012, 05:07 AM
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
Meh, 35 million to a museum that most people will never get to see just seems like a poor charity imo. How much money does one museum really need?

Cancer research on the other hand is a much better avenue.
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06-05-2012, 05:20 AM (This post was last modified: 06-05-2012 05:39 AM by kim.)
RE: David Koch donates $35M to Smithsonian
(06-05-2012 05:07 AM)jackashflash Wrote:  Meh, 35 million to a museum that most people will never get to see just seems like a poor charity imo. How much money does one museum really need?

Cancer research on the other hand is a much better avenue.
A charitable tax write off of 35 million (along with his others) will dump him into a very comfortable tax shelter for his coming quarter estimates.

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