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Posted by gtar100 in Political Videos
Sun Apr 03rd 2011, 03:35 PM
I know it's been said a million times that it's all about the money. But to see it from a different perspective - their shame. They have something to hide. If you look at the actions of these corporations as a collective whole, they display sociopathic behavior with full knowledge that they *know* what they are doing is wrong. Otherwise, they would feel no need to hide anything. As people, we need to steer these companies into a more mature, socially responsible form of behavior. We can start with their primary objective - to make money. Other than the greedy people among us, that is not a person's primary objective for their daily activities. I don't have a silver bullet answer that can compete with "maximize profit". But I can think of better objectives: "to maximize employment", "maximize wages", or just to better humanity and meet the fundamental needs of all persons. Maybe someone else can put it more succinctly.
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Posted by gtar100 in Science
Tue Feb 09th 2010, 03:41 AM
but in my opinion that would solve a lot of problems. Entities that do more damage to the common welfare should either be dissolved or their operations should be managed by the public sector. Examples would be in the domain of life's *essentials* - water, food, clothing, shelter, energy, transportation, and dispute/grievance adjudication, to name a few off the top of my head. Those who work to provide these essentials ought to be compensated well for their efforts but there should be no additional profit motive that artificially drives up prices beyond the cost in providing them. Private industry has proven itself a bad steward, willing to harm people and the environment for its own gains. In public hands, citizens have a voice on what is taking place and can influence the system to become self-sustaining and environmentally safe. In private hands, however, these same industries use their "privacy" to block out protests and dissent when the demands would cause a loss in profit. Private enterprise is then at odds with the very means of sustaining life (similar to cancer - a super-cell that is stronger and outlasts any normal type of cell but ends up weakening and killing its host).

But here we are living in an era of "anti-government", the only aggregation of human interest with the sole purpose of making this whole thing we call humanity work in some cohesive way. All other entities are special interest. This is why government *must* work for the people, the common citizenry and all of its sustaining resources. No corporation, no private institute, no religious organization can fulfill the duties we place on *government*. Let's hope the smarter people prevail. If not, let's hope there is intelligent life out there really doing the right things, because at times it really does seem there's bugger here on earth.
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Posted by gtar100 in Political Videos
Wed Feb 03rd 2010, 10:23 PM
God help us if we should put money into *our* government. Because the government is *public*. They want money to go to the private sector, as in *private* equals None Of Your Goddamn Business, It's Mine So Butt Out!! *Public* means there's a responsibility to the general public welfare. And how could anybody be "conservative" and care about the welfare of the public? That's like a contradiction.

In other words, these ass hats are just more of the same FCINO bullshitters they purport to be against. In their demonization of government, making it the enemy, they are pushing the public infrastructure into the hands of private, for-profit-only individuals who use the system for their own personal gain only while ignoring the parts that aren't profitable or "sexy". And when money goes from public to private, it moves out of the realm of public accountability into the hands of people with no accountability to the common good of humanity or the environment. We depend solely upon the goodness of their heart. Hahaha! That sure has been working out well over the past several millennia, hasn't it! The absolutely sickening corruption we see today in both the public and private sectors is because of these idiotic "fiscal conservatives". Plain and simple, it rests squarely on their shoulders. And they look like fools denying it.

Yes, they're conservative all right but only when it comes to investing in the general public welfare. But they are fiscally *reckless* when it comes to managing those same tax dollars. Like everything else related to republicans, when they call themselves "conservative" it's just more bullshit hypocrisy spewing out of their filthy mouths.
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