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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:22 PM
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"I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one."
Saw this taped to the window of a vehicle in traffic today...
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rox63 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:23 PM
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1. Good one!
I must steal that and use it. I will give full credit that it was stolen.
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SmileyRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:25 PM
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2. kick and off to the greatest
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:30 PM
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3. K&R
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Curmudgeoness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:30 PM
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4. Some people are so witty. Some have to use what others create.
I am not one of the witty, but will use this one. Love it.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:34 PM
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5. Plenty of criminals on wall street. I say start there.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:47 PM
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6. K&R.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:49 PM
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7. LOL, K&R!
:hi:
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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 05:53 PM
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8. Love it!
I'm going to create that sign for my window. lol
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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 06:25 PM
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9. knr
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 06:41 PM
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10. Oh please, please. Someone must create that as a bumper sticker!
Right F*ing Now!

That line says it all!

:dem:
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Hatchling Donating Member (968 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:48 AM
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42. I made one but am having a hard time Posting it.
Hope this works.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/33634681@N07/6161294693/in...

I attempwted a cafe press account but old computer and dail up makes it impossible.
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dgibby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 08:16 AM
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48. That's great!
I'd love to buy one. Are you selling them? If so, how much?
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 02:26 PM
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74. PIC: Here is your image:
You have to go to ''view all image sizes'' then right click on the image itself and select ''copy image location.''

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Coexist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 06:53 PM
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11. my daughter just made that into a sign at the Occupy Wall Street rally
she loves it. Thanks for the great idea.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:09 PM
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14. +1
However, in the act of full disclosure; this was not my creation...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 02:48 PM
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75. How wonderful.....
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 06:55 PM
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12. Been going over the twitter since last night
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:00 PM
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13. Love it!
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:30 PM
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15. Brilliant.
K & R
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:32 PM
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16. Think I'll use that.
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Yavin4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:39 PM
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17. BP Would Be Soooo Dead n/t
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:47 PM
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18. Nothing like gallows humor.
This gets an honorary Brigid DUzy, and needs to be made into T-shirts and bumper stickers right away.
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Martin Eden Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 07:54 PM
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19. May I have the bumper sticker?
PLEASE :bounce:
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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:12 PM
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20. awesome! nt
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66 dmhlt Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:22 PM
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21. Well, now that was just BEGGING to be made into a Poster
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:40 PM
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22. If you want to execute a corporation in Texas...
put W in charge of it.
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Mister Ed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 11:06 PM
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39. Ha! Now THAT's a DUzy! n/t
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kiranon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:42 PM
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23. If a corporation is found guilty, it should be dissolved and its assets
given to the government and/or its victims or successors in interest. Haven't heard of any corporation being dissolved yet but do not see why that shouldn't be the penalty for corporate crimes of great magnitude.
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savannah43 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 02:18 PM
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73. Here's why: Most politicians are owned by corporations.
It's that simple.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:44 PM
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24. ROFL...Hilarious!
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 08:45 PM
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25. Perfect... K & R !!!
:bounce:

:kick:
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Yon_Yonson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:04 PM
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26. Corporations are not people because they don't pass the navel test
Edited on Sun Sep-18-11 09:04 PM by Yon_Yonson
people have navels ... corporations do not!
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:41 PM
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35. They would just accuse you of navel gazing
:shrug:

-Hoot
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oldhippydude Donating Member (446 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 10:36 PM
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38. oh yeah
military contractors have naval connections
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WonderGrunion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 05:37 AM
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46. What about the Sunkist and Tropicana corporations?
They have more Navels than I do? :silly:
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:11 PM
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27. kr
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:11 PM
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28. I love it, though I'd change Texas to "Rick Perry" simply because I hate him.
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existentialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:23 PM
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29. ("no body to kick; no soul to damn")
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white_wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:32 PM
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30. This is going to be my new facebook status.
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:33 PM
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31. Excellent!
Rec'd.
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:35 PM
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32. Jus' make sure it's guilty first. n/t
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wizstars Donating Member (792 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:46 PM
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37. how do you test its DNA???
:shrug:
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Beartracks Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:38 PM
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33. ROFL I'm off to go make a t-shirt...
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:38 PM
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34. It is now my facebook status n/t
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Firebrand Gary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 09:42 PM
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36. May this become the statement of an era. I sure hope so.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 11:30 PM
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40. I'm stealing that...
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MiddleFingerMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-18-11 11:55 PM
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41. Earth_First -- In your OP, I scrolled UP to it and thought the MST3K logo was your "sticker"...
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... and I thought, "How COOL!!! Stick it in your back window with
his finger pointing at the driver's head!!!"
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Then I realized it was just your sig line. But it WOULD be cool in
the back window.
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I'm having a hard time today understanding exactly what people are
trying to say to me.
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(OR -- as I prefer to think of it --)
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I'm having a GREAT day of accidentally thinking outside the box.
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:rofl:
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 04:34 AM
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43. I like it! nt
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 05:14 AM
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44. They (R) will gladly off some 501 c 3 s social service agencies...
you can bet your bippy...
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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 05:32 AM
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45. Ha!
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avebury Donating Member (455 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 07:32 AM
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47. K&R nt
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david_vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 08:53 AM
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49. Charter revocation used to happen from time to time, back
in the GOOD OLD DAYS that Republicans are constantly trying to conjure up. Somehow, they want everything to return to that time period, but without those annoying realities like companies being executed through charter revocation. Look it up -- somehow, it just became "forgotten". I'm sure there are folks here at DU who know quite a bit about it.

A year or so ago, Fairpoint was threatened by Vermont with revocation of its Certificate of Public Good, which isn't the same thing, but still would've meant treating a corporate "person" as a culpable agent.
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sweetapogee Donating Member (449 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 08:59 AM
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50. is this an idea or is it a concept?
Idea or concept makes no difference to me, the thing is sheer genius!
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HappyMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 09:01 AM
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51. lol! I am so stealing that. nt
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Eljo_Don Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 09:23 AM
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52. corps talk
Why the judges say corporation are people? Because they talk. They talk through money. Remember, money talks. The judges know well. Corporation put money on their pockets, and they know exactly what that means. in fact, everybody knows what that means.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 09:29 AM
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53. CAREFUL!!! Prick Perry might try to execute one like Credo.
Still, it's a great slogan. Thanks for posting that.

REC.

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madmax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:03 AM
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54. YESSS!! Excellent. nt
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:15 AM
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55. Truthie!
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:24 AM
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56. You made boing boing
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:50 AM
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59. Excellent! Go viral baby!!! n/t
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:32 AM
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57. kick
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samsingh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:33 AM
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58. lots of corporations
getting felonies and crimes deserving corporate punishment
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Desertrose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:53 AM
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60. Thats a winner!! nt
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:56 AM
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61. Love it--!! Now that's worth sharing -- !!!
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 10:57 AM
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62. Seems as though it's gone around the internet and back again in the last 24 hours... n/t
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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 11:15 AM
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63. a friend on mine on fb posted this quote; I have it as my fb status LOL.
Edited on Mon Sep-19-11 11:15 AM by axollot
Let the msg go on!

Cheers
Sandy
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 11:19 AM
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64. It is a meme that can't be denied or refuted
I did a google search and almost 12 million have seen this meme
the arguments against it don't stand up in discussion boards from the right wing.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 11:59 AM
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66. In reality, the right doesnt believe those electrocuted are people.
They rationalize that it's ok to kill them because they are less than people. But those with half a brain (i am including myself) understand the meme.
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Ichingcarpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:10 PM
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68. Yes, the Nazis are getting stronger
The 'let him die' meme said a lot and democrats even thinking for a moment that they will negotiate and compromise with them said even more.

"inside Job' just revealed a little of what's going on.
No wonder Matt Damon is now under the bus.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 04:17 PM
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78. Alec Baldwin is also under the bus. The list is getting longer. nm
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axollot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 01:00 PM
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71. Woot! Glad people are beginning to understand! Though I'll be
labeled today for defending the people on the balcony at 55 Wall St after finding out they are tourists in a restaurant from a friend who works down that way. He went to check it out - he hates what is going on too. My point being they are tourists, not industry insiders AND could very well support the protest, than not support it.

We all need to be careful of knee jerk judgements - that's what the Right Wing does, lets NOT be like them! :)

Cheers
Sandy
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 11:37 AM
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65. REALLY ! n/t
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:03 PM
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67. k&r
Steal this bumpersticker !
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:46 PM
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69. K&R for a great title...ROFL. n/t
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 12:49 PM
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70. The 'Execution' may be a Bankruptcy BUT,,,
The worse parts of the 'body' may live on through the use of Golden Parachutes!
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 01:59 PM
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72. great!
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 02:53 PM
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76. Been saying that for a while!
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Z_I_Peevey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 03:33 PM
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77. That is perfect.
And must be heard far and wide.
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:11 PM
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79. You made Boing Boing!
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-19-11 06:12 PM
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80. it's now on the top of Buzzflash
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