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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-30-08 06:21 PM
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17. Right, the last 8 years
has shown that this is clearly what global corporatism will accomplish. :crazy:
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  -Amazing! 3M CEO ADMITS that it's "Company before country"! Career Prole  Dec-30-08 06:05 PM   #0 
  - k&r and thank you. nt  wildbilln864   Dec-30-08 06:07 PM   #1 
  - He's telling us something  Taverner   Dec-30-08 06:08 PM   #2 
  - Saving the US economy  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 06:13 PM   #6 
  - Oh corporations don't care  Taverner   Dec-30-08 06:16 PM   #10 
     - They will care  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 06:24 PM   #22 
     - Yes - yes they will  Taverner   Dec-30-08 06:30 PM   #28 
     - No they will not care  profitfighter1   Jan-01-09 09:24 AM   #91 
     - AAACK!  Dr_eldritch   Jan-01-09 07:50 AM   #88 
        - It's a word  ImOnlySleeping   Jan-01-09 12:53 PM   #97 
        - LOL...  Dr_eldritch   Jan-01-09 02:17 PM   #103 
        - Here we go again...  Puzzler   Jan-01-09 03:44 PM   #105 
           - Are 'we' Canadian?  Dr_eldritch   Jan-01-09 09:33 PM   #112 
  - Sounds closer to treason than ethics.  Career Prole   Dec-30-08 06:20 PM   #16 
  - All it takes is 26 words...  ClassWarrior   Dec-30-08 06:21 PM   #18 
  - I Like That  ProfessorGAC   Dec-31-08 05:16 AM   #74 
  - not only fired...  northernlights   Jan-01-09 01:29 PM   #101 
  - Americans have no right to jobs  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 06:10 PM   #3 
  - Globalization  Coyote_Bandit   Dec-30-08 06:12 PM   #5 
  - There is nothing wrong with Globalization as a concept  Taverner   Dec-30-08 06:17 PM   #13 
  - Globalization as Mama Obama saw it  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 06:23 PM   #20 
  - Right, the last 8 years  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 06:21 PM   #17 
  - No - the last 8 years is globalism botched  Taverner   Dec-30-08 06:29 PM   #27 
     - Then that's false advertising. The planet couldn't sustain that style of living.  Selatius   Dec-30-08 06:45 PM   #32 
     - Corporate profits depend on exploitable labor  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 07:21 PM   #42 
  - Oh yeah.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 08:48 PM   #54 
  - Only by the "Please don't make it worse" group  Taverner   Dec-30-08 06:16 PM   #12 
  - At least she was fired for wrecking her company (HP), and Compaq  HypnoToad   Dec-30-08 06:54 PM   #36 
  - Just confirms  Coyote_Bandit   Dec-30-08 06:11 PM   #4 
  - Don't worry.  HypnoToad   Dec-30-08 06:51 PM   #35 
  - The only way we will ever have a democracy is by reigning in  tmfun   Dec-30-08 06:13 PM   #7 
  - I put many things above countries and I'd put a company above them if I were running one.  RGBolen   Dec-30-08 06:14 PM   #8 
  - Bush's grampa did that.  FiveGoodMen   Dec-30-08 06:15 PM   #9 
  - He sure did.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 08:39 PM   #51 
  - Me too.....  Coyote_Bandit   Dec-30-08 06:23 PM   #21 
  - Unfortunately, you don't have that option.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 08:41 PM   #52 
  - Ummmm......  Coyote_Bandit   Dec-30-08 10:42 PM   #65 
     - Okay, good luck with that.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 11:18 PM   #66 
        - Well  Coyote_Bandit   Dec-31-08 12:16 AM   #68 
           - And if you don't have the "skills and resources"  thecatburgler   Dec-31-08 12:22 AM   #69 
              - If you followed  Coyote_Bandit   Dec-31-08 12:59 AM   #71 
  - I'm in a similar situation  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-01-09 09:40 AM   #94 
  - Gee, I'm so surprised to see you saying that.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 08:38 PM   #50 
  - Good God no I don't agree with that.  RGBolen   Dec-30-08 08:46 PM   #53 
     - Why not?  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 08:50 PM   #55 
        - They do not posses citizenship, you do not receive a passport or voter card with a corporate charter  RGBolen   Dec-30-08 08:55 PM   #56 
           - Neither does my dog.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 08:58 PM   #57 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-30-08 08:59 PM   #58 
              - Really, what part of "personhood" should apply to corporations and what part shouldn't?  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 09:09 PM   #59 
           - They are, however, treated as a person.  OwnedByFerrets   Jan-01-09 05:11 PM   #109 
  - Wow . . . I'm . . . SO shocked . . .  HughBeaumont   Dec-31-08 05:00 AM   #72 
  - I've concluded that he either runs an outsourcing firm  thecatburgler   Dec-31-08 11:35 AM   #83 
  - Why am I not surprised to see you writing that?  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-01-09 09:31 AM   #92 
  - The Race to the Bottom  Crisco   Dec-30-08 06:16 PM   #11 
  - As corporations are set up now, that is a perfectly true remark  tbyg52   Dec-30-08 06:18 PM   #14 
  - We have a choice too  malaise   Dec-30-08 06:18 PM   #15 
  - No more Scotch Tape for me!  eowyn_of_rohan   Dec-30-08 06:24 PM   #24 
  - Now with every decision you make, you got to ask yourself "Is this good for the company?"  EOO   Dec-30-08 06:23 PM   #19 
  - Do you expect companies to drive themselves out of business?  gravity   Dec-30-08 06:24 PM   #23 
  - If a corporation can afford to keep employees  sandnsea   Dec-30-08 06:26 PM   #25 
  - To save THE SOCIETY  Lydia Leftcoast   Jan-01-09 09:43 AM   #95 
  - Thank you.  HypnoToad   Dec-30-08 06:57 PM   #37 
  - If the economy of the US failed the US as we know it  Career Prole   Dec-30-08 07:04 PM   #40 
     - You are making faulty assumptions  gravity   Dec-30-08 07:17 PM   #41 
     - Actually, no.  Career Prole   Dec-30-08 08:25 PM   #48 
     - They sell their products in the US  gravity   Dec-31-08 12:03 PM   #85 
        - I primarily agree  ImOnlySleeping   Jan-01-09 01:31 PM   #102 
     - Thank you.  HypnoToad   Dec-31-08 11:35 AM   #82 
     - The survival of his company is the only thing he can directly influence  anigbrowl   Dec-30-08 08:21 PM   #47 
        - What I hope for from Obama is fairness for all workers.  Career Prole   Dec-30-08 08:33 PM   #49 
  - I don't blame him, he has people he employs that he is responsible for.  MiltonF   Dec-30-08 06:28 PM   #26 
  - LOL!  Career Prole   Dec-30-08 09:16 PM   #60 
  - Fiduciary Duty (Cornerstone of American Corporate Law)  Statistical   Dec-30-08 06:34 PM   #29 
  - I see your point.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 09:18 PM   #61 
  - I Don't Believe Long Term Strategic Thought. . . .  ProfessorGAC   Dec-31-08 05:26 AM   #75 
  - If the dichotomy is country vs company, It's a no brainer.  lumberjack_jeff   Dec-31-08 11:07 AM   #76 
     - Then That's A False Dichotomy  ProfessorGAC   Jan-01-09 04:59 AM   #86 
  - You are incorrect  Caretha   Jan-01-09 09:09 AM   #90 
  - Thanks for posting this  JustAnotherGen   Jan-01-09 09:40 AM   #93 
  - Well I have news for him. I only spend my money on local, independently  davidwparker   Dec-30-08 06:40 PM   #30 
  - Have you seen the movie "The Corporation"? If not, check it out.  B o d i   Dec-30-08 06:41 PM   #31 
  - Just drawing more attention to your post  ImOnlySleeping   Jan-01-09 01:13 PM   #98 
  - Reminds me of the aristocracy of Classical Athens, who betrayed the Democracy to the Spartans.  Odin2005   Dec-30-08 06:48 PM   #33 
  - they have to act that way BY LAW -- their country has ORDERED them to put country second  unblock   Dec-30-08 06:51 PM   #34 
  - This is just textbook corporate policy in action.  Naturyl   Dec-30-08 06:57 PM   #38 
  - I am surprised by your surprise  southernyankeebelle   Dec-30-08 06:57 PM   #39 
  - The white collar folks weren't worried until they started losing their jobs too.  thecatburgler   Dec-30-08 09:22 PM   #62 
  - If corporations really were people, most of them ...  surrealAmerican   Dec-30-08 07:41 PM   #43 
  - Corporate America in the most true form. Corporation first, country second, individual last.  sarcasmo   Dec-30-08 07:59 PM   #44 
  - They need to lose every tax break given to them  WakeMeUp   Dec-30-08 08:00 PM   #45 
  - and 'government subsidy' to these large corporations that don't need a penny of it.  HypnoToad   Dec-31-08 11:31 AM   #80 
  - K&R and bookmarked. Thank you. n/t  timeforarevolution   Dec-30-08 08:10 PM   #46 
  - As Jefferson said, "The businessman has no country." n/t  Libertyfirst   Dec-30-08 10:36 PM   #63 
  - Everybody buy duct tape and plastic sheeting for the imminent chemical attack.  hulka38   Dec-30-08 10:41 PM   #64 
  - Don't these dumb fucks realize that by NOT taking care of the whole  grannylib   Dec-30-08 11:29 PM   #67 
  - And their own parachutes being as useful as anvils too.  HypnoToad   Dec-31-08 11:33 AM   #81 
  - You're right, Career Prole, you shouldn't be surprised.  bertman   Dec-31-08 12:42 AM   #70 
  - Um . . . with no customers with money to SPEND, you HAVE no business.  HughBeaumont   Dec-31-08 05:11 AM   #73 
  - they have to bank on  ImOnlySleeping   Jan-01-09 01:25 PM   #99 
  - We're trimming salaries? Great. Let's start at the top.  HughBeaumont   Jan-01-09 08:51 PM   #110 
  - side note  ImOnlySleeping   Jan-01-09 01:25 PM   #100 
     - I don't underestimate them.  HughBeaumont   Jan-01-09 08:55 PM   #111 
  - Great catch. n/t  ColbertWatcher   Dec-31-08 11:10 AM   #77 
  - TRAITOR!  Joanne98   Dec-31-08 11:15 AM   #78 
  - So when America craters, with the markets following because when we drop so do they,  HypnoToad   Dec-31-08 11:29 AM   #79 
  - Survival is more important to a company durring a recession/depression  Statistical   Dec-31-08 11:44 AM   #84 
  - being just a TAD melodramatic, aren't we...?  QuestionAll   Jan-01-09 05:51 AM   #87 
     - If you are ever really trying to save a drowning person  Bluenorthwest   Jan-01-09 09:03 AM   #89 
        - half-baked thoughts like what, exactly?  QuestionAll   Jan-01-09 09:59 AM   #96 
           - Bad analogy  hawkowl88   Jan-01-09 03:34 PM   #104 
              - "saving yourself while others drown" doesn't necessarily mean on the backs of others...  QuestionAll   Jan-01-09 04:33 PM   #106 
                 - Still a bad analogy  hawkowl88   Jan-01-09 04:56 PM   #107 
                    - the original analogy was made by the op, anyway-  QuestionAll   Jan-01-09 05:06 PM   #108 
 

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