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Posted by D on June 7, 2010, 3:36 pm, in reply to "Re: When will it end?"
Message modified by board administrator June 7, 2010, 3:38 pm

Well stated Julie,

At least this time it was not done on purpose like in the Amazon.
That situation calls for death penalty verdicts.

"Shame on them". Unfortunately the way corporations are set up there is
no "one" to blame and they have no shame, with the exception of when they
don't meet profit expectations. For the most part they are heartless.

Check the documentary The Corporation     also Wikipedia.

Unfortunately the producers come on at the end of each of the parts asking
for donations, it it bothersome, just skip to the next video. Or download the
whole documentary from here

A really encouraging part of the video is Ray Anderson - Interface Carpets

Do you realize that the fines for the Exxon Valdez spill from years ago
have gone from billions to 500 million and still has not been paid? Wikipedia

The revolving door connection between Corporations and government are
now so close as to be indistinguishable. As if the corporations did not
already have enough power recently Congress ruled that corporations are people
and can contribute to political campaigns. See Corporations Are NOT People!
I found the reddit discussion on this interesting.

The nature of corporations and lobbying / bribes are most of the reason that
regulations were so lax on the Deep water Horizon and why the
Exxon Valdez fine has never been paid....just for starters.

It would seem that more regulations would be the first thing on the list to do.
It's not. The first thing on the list is to keep the Internet what it is today.
Corporations have spent billions acquiring news papers, and radio / TV broadcast
stations so as to control the flow of information. The Internet is
screwing up their plans and they are busy chiseling away at it bit by bit.
Weather it has to do with stopping Wikileaks, child porn, or controlling
bandwidth, Net Neutrality, copyright, piracy or whatever, control of any kind
should be repealed. It is true the Internet has both good and bad, but by far it is good.
This time lets just let the people sort it out, not regulate it.
The world is changing very, very quickly. Grab on and stay informed.

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Bob Dylan - Times They Are A Changing

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