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Rod-Lists rod-lists at epbfi.com
Fri Aug 23 14:44:02 UTC 2013


Let me defend Chad.
I think he is referring to fact that corporations are often referred to as "legal fictions".
BTW You both might find this book interesting as it deals with corporate personhood issue.
http://www.amazon.com/Unequal-Protection-Corporate-Dominance-Rights/dp/1579549551

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> Actually Chad that first example is wrong, mainly because if you sold
> that car, and it was a car you built from junk (trust me I know this
> one), unless you RIGGED the car to explode, it would be ruled an
> accident. Buyer Beware remember?
> 
> Chad, you have this weird definition of 'personal responsibility',
> but corporations, as much as you declare them to be fictional, are
> real things. They are a conglomerate of people qorking for a common
> interest or party.
> 
> But, be that as it may, I agree that corporations need to be better
> held to laws and accountable for their crimes (at least the people
> who were involed in the said crime)
> 
> But in the end Chad, declarinf corporations 'fictional' because it
> doesn't fit your ideal....thats pushing reality there.
> 
> Also, its a a massive abuse of the word 'fictional'
> On Aug 23, 2013 12:14 AM, "Chad Smith" < chad78 at gmail.com > wrote:
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> If I go into my gargage (assuming I had one) and build a car, from
> parts I get from a junk yard, or order online - whatever. If i build
> that car, and sell it to someone - and that car blows up and kills
> that person ... I'm going to go to jail.
> 
> 
> If I buy a plot of land, start digging for oil, find it -but end up
> spewing giga-gallons into the neighboring wetlands .... I'm probably
> going to go to jail - or at least being hit with a fine so big I'll
> never see another dime of income for as long as I live.
> 
> 
> BUT - if I do those things under the protection of acting on behalf
> of a "Corporation" - worst that can happen is I lose my job, and if
> I own any stock, that stock becomes worthless. Probably, though, if
> I'm high enough on the corporate ladder to actually be responsible
> for those things, nothing bad will happen to me at all.
> 
> 
> That's the type of personal responsibility I'm talking about. Nothing
> to do with any french royalty.
> 
> 
> - Chad W. Smith
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> On Thu, Aug 22, 2013 at 9:12 PM, Dave Brockman < dave at brockmans.com >
> wrote:
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> On 8/22/2013 5:48 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote:
> > 1. I don't frequent Reddit, nice try. 2. Edison, the man who paid
> > kids to capture neighborhood pets to electrocute with AC to prove
> > how terrible Tesla's electrical system was, cheated Tesla out of
> > $10,000 for fixing his issues with DC, got most of his 'innovative'
> > ideas from a staff of inventors he paid (poorly) and then patented
> > their ideas under his own name for his company.
> 
> Edison was a douche, on so many levels... It's a shame (and you guys
> DID all ready 1984, right?) just a tad bit scary how our history has
> already been rewritten.
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> Regards,
> 
> dtb
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