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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:04 AM
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TRMS: Transocean: Don't Blame Corporations For Being Heartless Profit Machines - It's Their Nature
 
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Kurmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:13 AM
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1. A corporation is what a person uses to do something they couldn't do themselves.
And it's a great thing to hide behind. Whenever possible, always add names so the public knows who they are dealing with.
If you want a good example of someone no longer able to hide behind a corporate name, look up Don Blankenship.
He's hardly the only one.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:31 AM
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2. recommend
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 08:54 AM
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3. Rachel dishes out the reality
This is why the whole "Corporations are persons" thing has got to go.
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BEZERKO Donating Member (564 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 09:27 AM
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4. I also liked the opening segment of her show.
She talked about the strategy behind the union attacks in Maddison, which was to defund Democrats. They're willing to lose to achieve this goal.
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chervilant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:17 AM
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5. It is IMPERATIVE
that we recognize that our HUMAN faults and frailties are writ large in CORPORATIONS. We created corporations, we sustain corporations, most of us defend corporations. Our species -- overall -- is narcissistic (don't you know the entire UNIVERSE was created JUST for humans?!?) and hedonistic (as in, I've got MINE, who cares about yours?!), so how possibly do we not see how corporations amplify these character defects?

Hard not to be a misanthrope when the vast majority of the hoi polloi uses denial and externalization of personal responsibility to point fingers at EVERYONE and EVERYTHING else but ourselves.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:11 PM
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7. don't you know the entire UNIVERSE was created JUST for humans?!?
Well, of course! Don't let the fact that we cannot survive in 99.99% of it deter this notion. Or the fact that we cannot even live on 75% of our own planet, unless you have gills or a blowhole.
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 11:48 AM
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6. Great Story Rachel..........Great Post...nt
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