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2012-07-24 09:33:39 AM
No they aren't, corporatoolmitter..
 
2012-07-24 09:39:28 AM
moron.
 
2012-07-24 11:41:44 AM
Corporations are NOT people, shillmitter.
 
2012-07-24 11:47:57 AM
While I can understand why "personhood" for corporations has benefits not just for the company, but the economy as a whole, I feel that the more power (money) you have, the more scrutiny you should endure, and the more responsibility you should exhibit.

"Citizens United" was an abomination.
 
2012-07-24 11:55:46 AM
skullkrusher

there, my John skullkrusher is on it
 
2012-07-24 11:56:04 AM
"If corporations are people then why isn't Mitt Romney in prison for murder?" - Anonymous
 
2012-07-24 11:56:05 AM
Limit the speech of your enemies while at the same time increasing your own.
 
2012-07-24 11:56:55 AM
Subby is a clever troll.

Here's an actual story about the problems this country faces in regards to the First Amendment.
 
2012-07-24 11:57:29 AM
I think that corporations that want to be people, should pick one person to be the Corporate Person.

If the Corporation get sued, that is the person who gets sued.. corporation kills someone? That guys the one who goes on trial.

To make it fair, the person in the corporation making the most money, should automatically be that guy.
 
2012-07-24 11:57:29 AM

xanadian: I feel that the more power (money) you have, the more scrutiny you should endure, and the more responsibility you should exhibit.


Why do you want to punish success?
 
2012-07-24 11:58:33 AM
it was a witty headline. You people are gonna give yourselves skin failure
 
2012-07-24 12:01:11 PM
Why are people so angry at judicial activism also in the "corporations are people" camp?

Wasn't that line of thinking simply scribbled in the margins of a different decision with no precedence or reasoning used?
 
2012-07-24 12:01:36 PM
Trollmitter, Sheldon Adelson is not going to buy you a bacon sandwich and a blowjob. He might GIVE you a blowjob, but he won't buy you the bacon sandwich for obvious reasons.
 
2012-07-24 12:02:47 PM
Bribery does not count as free speech, subby.
 
2012-07-24 12:03:13 PM

skullkrusher: it was a witty headline. You people are gonna give yourselves skin failure


corporatoolmitter-like typing detected ;-)
 
2012-07-24 12:04:16 PM

I Havent Killed Anybody Since 1984: skullkrusher: it was a witty headline. You people are gonna give yourselves skin failure

corporatoolmitter-like typing detected ;-)


Nah, he's just the Armond White of the Fark poli tab.
 
2012-07-24 12:04:57 PM

I Havent Killed Anybody Since 1984: skullkrusher: it was a witty headline. You people are gonna give yourselves skin failure

corporatoolmitter-like typing detected ;-)


hehe nah wasn't me. I would take credit for it if it were
 
2012-07-24 12:05:59 PM

coeyagi: I Havent Killed Anybody Since 1984: skullkrusher: it was a witty headline. You people are gonna give yourselves skin failure

corporatoolmitter-like typing detected ;-)

Nah, he's just the Armond White of the Fark poli tab.


actually he's the skullkrusher of film critics
 
2012-07-24 12:11:46 PM

Raharu: I think that corporations that want to be people, should pick one person to be the Corporate Person.

If the Corporation get sued, that is the person who gets sued.. corporation kills someone? That guys the one who goes on trial.

To make it fair, the person in the corporation making the most money, should automatically be that guy.


Does he also get all the profits?
 
2012-07-24 12:17:45 PM
If it can't be killed with an assault weapon, it's not a person.
 
2012-07-24 12:19:39 PM
The ballot question would instruct Massachusetts lawmakers to pass a resolution asking Congress to propose a Constitutional amendment regarding the rights of corporations and placing limits on political contributions and spending.

Yeah, this is how our country works, Submoron.

Even if the signatures were ACTUALLY to repeal the First Amendment, this is how it's done. Maybe you should review 5th grade civics.
 
2012-07-24 12:23:31 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: If it can't be killed with an assault weapon, it's not a person.


You don't think James Holmes couldn't walk into a Mom & Pop grocery store and wipe out that corporation?
 
2012-07-24 12:26:57 PM

Dr.Zom: "If corporations are people then why isn't Mitt Romney in prison for serial murder?" - Anonymous


He's the Ted Bundy of business.
 
2012-07-24 12:30:08 PM

coeyagi: HotIgneous Intruder: If it can't be killed with an assault weapon, it's not a person.

You don't think James Holmes couldn't walk into a Mom & Pop grocery store and wipe out that corporation?


Not unless he also managed to shoot up the articles of incorporation that were filed with the state.
 
2012-07-24 12:30:46 PM
Not this dumbass shiat again ...
 
2012-07-24 12:33:28 PM
At the risk of getting flamed as a simpleton, I'm going to have to ask for a little help on this one. When I read the headline I was all like, "WTF!?" Then I clicked the link and I'm more like, "Oh FFS ../sigh" (with regards to the headline, not the article)

I'm not exactly new, but I haven't been around so long I recognize the trolls on sight and know what they'll post before they post it, and I'm not a TF'er, so maybe someone has some insight on this they can share with me.

The way I see it, subby is either possessed of a brilliantly sharp with or deserves to be punched in the cock. Can I get a ruling, please?
 
2012-07-24 12:36:20 PM
The mark of a true conservative -- believes the 14th Amendment applies to corporations, but not to women.
 
2012-07-24 12:37:08 PM
War is peace.

Ignorance is strength.

Freedom is slavery.

Money is speech.

Corporations are people.
 
2012-07-24 12:37:56 PM

geek_mars: At the risk of getting flamed as a simpleton, I'm going to have to ask for a little help on this one. When I read the headline I was all like, "WTF!?" Then I clicked the link and I'm more like, "Oh FFS ../sigh" (with regards to the headline, not the article)

I'm not exactly new, but I haven't been around so long I recognize the trolls on sight and know what they'll post before they post it, and I'm not a TF'er, so maybe someone has some insight on this they can share with me.

The way I see it, subby is either possessed of a brilliantly sharp with or deserves to be punched in the cock. Can I get a ruling, please?


Subby is possessed of a brilliantly sharp cock. Needle-like, even.
 
2012-07-24 12:38:05 PM

geek_mars: At the risk of getting flamed as a simpleton, I'm going to have to ask for a little help on this one. When I read the headline I was all like, "WTF!?" Then I clicked the link and I'm more like, "Oh FFS ../sigh" (with regards to the headline, not the article)

I'm not exactly new, but I haven't been around so long I recognize the trolls on sight and know what they'll post before they post it, and I'm not a TF'er, so maybe someone has some insight on this they can share with me.

The way I see it, subby is either possessed of a brilliantly sharp with or deserves to be punched in the cock. Can I get a ruling, please?


I go with sharp wit

/still not subby
 
2012-07-24 12:39:04 PM
We have a set of laws that exist for what corporations are :

Slaves.
 
2012-07-24 12:43:48 PM
i3.kym-cdn.com
 
2012-07-24 12:44:34 PM

Karac: coeyagi: HotIgneous Intruder: If it can't be killed with an assault weapon, it's not a person.

You don't think James Holmes couldn't walk into a Mom & Pop grocery store and wipe out that corporation?

Not unless he also managed to shoot up the articles of incorporation that were filed with the state.


I am sure he could steal them and then shoot the proprietors while burning the articles in a trash can.

Look, I'm not saying all "People" are easy to kill. Corporations may be the Rasputins of the "human race", but.... for God sakes, get bootstrappy and try harder!
 
2012-07-24 12:48:27 PM
Subby be showing his, or her, derp.
 
2012-07-24 12:51:45 PM

Dr.Zom: "If corporations are people then why isn't Mitt Romney in prison for murder?" - Anonymous


For the same reason Obama isn't, Bush isn't, Clinton isn't, Bush isn't, Reagan isn't, Carter isn't,.........


/ACVTVS ID VERBERAT
 
2012-07-24 12:52:27 PM

xanadian: While I can understand why "personhood" for corporations has benefits not just for the company, but the economy as a whole, I feel that the more power (money) you have, the more scrutiny you should endure, and the more responsibility you should exhibit.


SOCIALISM
 
2012-07-24 12:55:47 PM
What happens if I subpoena XYZ Corp and my attorney calls them to the stand?

I understand legal representation can appear for XYZ Corp, but they can't take the stand. Would that be contempt of court automatically? Would I win my suit for it?
 
2012-07-24 12:57:01 PM
Oh for the love of... "You're Not Hel..."

*clicks link*

Oh. Well. Carry on.
 
2012-07-24 01:02:15 PM

Raharu: I think that corporations that want to be people, should pick one person to be the Corporate Person.

If the Corporation get sued, that is the person who gets sued.. corporation kills someone? That guys the one who goes on trial.

To make it fair, the person in the corporation making the most money, should automatically be that guy.


Some sort of "chief" "executive".
 
2012-07-24 01:03:01 PM
Yeah, corporate personhood is convenient legal packaging to prevent stakeholders' other properties from being seized due to employee malfeasance or corporate failure in the one property. It's not supposed to let corporate employees use other people's money to make political statements.

Though, to be fair, we opened the door to this one a long, long time ago when we formalized the lobbying process, it wasn't like CU was a bolt from a clear sky.
 
2012-07-24 01:03:25 PM
Constitutional amendments can be done by petition now?
 
2012-07-24 01:06:08 PM

WelldeadLink: Constitutional amendments can be done by petition now?


Yes, much the same way a consumer petition to stop Michael Bay from producing, writing or directing anything ever again is productive.
 
2012-07-24 01:07:10 PM
Most journalistic organizations are formed as corporations. Are we to view their reporting/editorials as in kind political contribution?
 
2012-07-24 01:08:48 PM
It's the 23rd that should be repealed.
 
2012-07-24 01:10:40 PM

skullkrusher: it was a witty headline. You people are gonna give yourselves skin failure


It was an interesting headline in that it made me click on the link to find out exactly what they were talking about.

When I first read it, I assumed it was going to be yet another story about someone in Tennessee or something trying to make being Muslim illegal for the 500th time...
 
2012-07-24 01:18:15 PM
Can I arrest a corporation? I can arrest a person, why not a corporation? Does a corporation have free will or conscience? Does a corporation feel pain? Does it get hungry? What if the corporation gets homesick? Can a corporation get a speeding ticket? Who has power of attorney over the corporation in the event it is killed or comatose? What beneficial medications is it taking? Does it see a doctor? Has the corporation had it's vaccines against smallpox and polio? Can a corporation get a passport? Where is the corporation's birth certificate or social security card? Is the corporation an illegal immigrant? Was the corporation born in Kenya? Can a corporation marry another corporation? Can it propagate it's heritage? Can a corporation swim? Does the corporation fear for it's own safety? Does the corporation get disturbed when reminded of it's own mortality? What religion does a corporation follow? Does it like following conservatism? What skills does a corporation have to have in order to be accepted as a corporation?

Weird. It would seem that a corporation isn't a person at all. It isn't remotely like a person in any way.
 
2012-07-24 01:20:08 PM

Epoch_Zero: Weird. It would seem that a corporation isn't a person at all. It isn't remotely like a person in any way.


except in some legal situations where they are treated as such
 
2012-07-24 01:20:33 PM
Slightly off topic, but I've always thought that the first amendment should be repealed and replaced with four separate amendments which individually state the rights guaranteed by the current first amendment. Separate clauses for prohibition of state sanctioned religion, freedom of religious exercise, freedom of expression, and the right the to petition for redress of grievances.
 
2012-07-24 01:21:15 PM

skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: Weird. It would seem that a corporation isn't a person at all. It isn't remotely like a person in any way.

except in some legal situations where they are treated as such


Clearly, this is in error.
 
2012-07-24 01:22:31 PM

Epoch_Zero: skullkrusher: Epoch_Zero: Weird. It would seem that a corporation isn't a person at all. It isn't remotely like a person in any way.

except in some legal situations where they are treated as such

Clearly, this is in error.


you don't want to have the right to sue a corporation? I don't think you've thought this through.
 
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