News Briefs 20-09-2012

Who conducts the Great Locomotive?

Thanks to Cap’n Redbeard –Arrrrrgh!

Quote of the Day:

“I believe you go to another level of understanding until you decide to come back to the schoolroom again – Earth. I don’t fear dying. I want to see if I’m proved right. Am I basically correct – or wacky?”

~Shirley MacLaine

  1. New Zealand River…….

    I know it was meant as a funny remark, but the truth is that corporations ARE people. The great majority of the share holders who risk their money through buying the corporation’s stock are small investors, and not investment firms.

    Corporations have a duty to provide the largest return possible to those shareholders. In fact, they have a legal obligation to do so.

    To my mind, the greatest hypocrites on the planet are the morons of the “Occupy_______” movement, complaining about corporations while using their cell phones, laptops, PDA’s, etc. ALL made by the same corporations they seek to ruin.

    iPhone, iPod, iPad, iDiot.

    1. It is impossible to function
      It is impossible to function without the technology provided us by corporations. That does not excuse them from bad behavior. A corporation can be subject to rules and laws that prevent it from trampling on our civil rights for instance and still be quite capable of making millions of dollars on gadgetry.

      Here is the latest corporate ploy to excuse itself from any and all responsibilities.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/obama-trade-document-leak_n_1592593.html

      I am finding it hard to stomach Obama’s carping about Romney’s corporate favoritism when Obama is himself sponsoring a very ruinous bill to grant corporations immunity from law in nearly every sphere. Now corporations can be both individuals and sovereign entities simultaneously. It is no wonder that this bill was sneaked in under the radar and without Congressional anlaysis from either party.
      It is very telling that neither candidate is even mentioning this development. That is because at the core they represent the same interests. They would rather distract us with vague accusations and glittering generalities while ignoring the various elephants in the living room that really mean something.

    2. iDiot
      Yes, there’s a bit of hypocrisy when consumers fail to realize that the power of corporations comes from the money they spend on their products. Having said that, why are you so certain that the OWS members are not also demanding to Apple that they meet standard labor equalities with their employees and outsourced manufacturers?

      1. You might as well argue that
        You might as well argue that consumers are being hypocrites when they purchase food yet still have the gall to call Archer Daniels Midland or Monsanto criminal. We have to eat and we have to have phones. There are things we purchase that are necessities for modern life.

        1. Yeah
          In fact, one could argue that because you’re a client of the company, you have earned the right to complain about the quality of the products offered, or the service rendered. Isn’t that what we do when we go to a restaurant?

      2. Labour…….
        Why should any Corporation give a rat’s patoot about the labor conditions of any of their suppliers? It is NOT their responsibility to provide for anyone but their own employees and their stockholders.

        I am sick to death of this constant demand for “social justice”. That’s a leftist code for socialism and big government nanny-state regulations and redistribution schemes.

        Free men, free markets, and free enterprise. NO government subsidies, NO tariffs, and no massive red tape and interference by the government.

        Here in these United States, our Constitution allows the Federal Government just three areas of jurisdiction:

        1.) To provide for the common defense.

        2.) To regulate interstate commerce.

        3.) to support the general welfare.

        That’s it. Support the general welfare, not PROVIDE the general welfare. Regulate commerce between the states, as in ensuring no one state taxes the goods of another or seeks to prohibit the free flow of goods and services from one state to another state. The courts have never sided with the intensive regulatory schemes now in effect, and in virtually every case where challenged, have overturned them as being either too far-reaching, or beyond the jurisdiction of the government.

        But if a corporation wants to have it’s products made by slave labor in some other country, what is it to you or me? Our choice is simple: Either buy the product, or don’t buy the product. Any corporation will respond to market forces if it wishes to survive and prosper. If enough people demand change, then change will happen. But it is NOT the proper role of any government to interfere in that market in such a manner.

        1. from the Indian-and-Asian-World-Dept.
          Gwedd,

          blessings to you

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1J6TFHCevg

          everyone being able to participate in a true capitalist world, emphasizing serving others by fulfilling their desires and even the US adopting true free markets, not worrying aboot losing their market share due to population demographics to India & China — the world as it is in all its glory!

        2. “I am sick to death of this
          “I am sick to death of this constant demand for “social justice”. That’s a leftist code for socialism and big government nanny-state regulations and redistribution schemes.”

          Tell that to the Chinese laborers who are rioting at the new Iphone plant because of horrendous and inhumane working conditions.It hardly matters what you think on these subjects. The people who have to actually live under the sway of brutal corporations have a way of taking these things into their own hands. All of this high and mighty drivel about the sovereignty of corporations will run smack into the people being beaten up by them, and they don’t look at it in terms of political theories – they look at it from the standpoint of human beings getting ground down to nothingness. i would like to see you spend just one night in one of those matchbox worker barracks in China. You would go crying home to mommy.

          1. “Grudges” and Judges
            [quote=red pill junkie]Let’s agree that our particular grudges against corporations do not extend to members of TDG, ok?[/quote]

            I do not have some generalized animosity to the very idea of “corporations.” Many of them are responsible stewards of people and resources. It is the monsters that concern me only, Criticizing a particular corporation does not imply that I think all corporations are inherently bad.There is this tendency that seems to be getting stronger in modern dialectic. Criticizing an entity gets taken to mean that the entire class of entities is being criticized. It is a sort of “association fallacy” in reverse.

  2. Monsanto: A Great Way To Get Cancer!~The Silence Of The Bees!
    Red Pill

    The unfortunate reality is that the way to protect the population and the environment is to for someone to out spend Monsanto and Dow Chemical!

      1. It Probably Can’t Be Done!
        Red Pill

        Even if we boycott the GM food, the insecticides will still destroy our environment and slowly poison us!

        Enough uncorrupted politicians and/uncorrupted Court Judges could stop them.

        What do you suggest?

    1. Zona del Silencio
      Is a place within the Sonora desert where a lot of weird things happen: radio silence, magnetic disturbances, disorientation, UFO sightings, you name it.

      Allegedly von Braun came to Mexico to investigate it one time, using as excuse the crash of a test rocket.

      1. red pill junkie wrote:
        Let’s

        [quote=red pill junkie]Let’s agree that our particular grudges against corporations do not extend to members of TDG, ok?[/quote]

        I do not have some generalized animosity to the very idea of “corporations.” Many of them are responsible stewards of people and resources. It is the monsters that concern me only, Criticizing a particular corporation does not imply that I think all corporations are inherently bad.There is this tendency that seems to be getting stronger in modern dialectic. Criticizing an entity gets taken to mean that the entire class of entities is being criticized. It is a sort of “association fallacy” in reverse.

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