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  1. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    "WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court will weigh next week whether corporations can be sued in the United States for suspected complicity in human rights abuses abroad, in a case being closely watched by businesses concerned about long and costly litigation.

    The case before the court pits the Obama administration and human rights advocates against large companies and foreign governments over allegations that Royal Dutch Shell Plc helped Nigeria crush oil exploration protests in the 1990s.

    Administration attorneys and lawyers for the plaintiffs contend corporations can be held accountable in U.S. courts for committing or assisting foreign governments in torture, executions or other human rights abuses.

    Attorneys for corporations argue that only individuals, such as company employees or managers involved in the abuse, can be sued, a position adopted by a U.S. appeals court in New York. Other courts ruled corporations can be held liable."

    http://news.yahoo.com/supreme-court-hea … c3QD;_ylv=

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      "Administration attorneys and lawyers for the plaintiffs contend corporations can be held accountable in U.S. courts for committing or assisting foreign governments in torture, executions or other human rights abuses."

      Halliburton, DynCorp, Monsanto, - Oh wait, Obama's never shown any interest in those corporations and their crimes against humanity.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Since a corporation is treated with all the same rights as an individual in a court of law, I'd be interested to know how real human individuals who are implicated in these corporate 'endeavors' are singled out. The duplicity of the courts is mind boggling and infuriating.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Well the courts are complicit in the whole corporate personhood scam.  I'm sure they were selected based on their stances, and knowing how they'd be expected to rule on such concepts from the git go.

        2. lovemychris profile image67
          lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Don't you know, 1 billion dollars is equal to one?

          That's in lifestyle, quality of life...everything! We are all equal in Capitalism.

          Funny though, that we don't follow the same laws. Wait, edit: Not subject to the law equally.

          And what good is a system when you have that albatross?

      2. Evan G Rogers profile image73
        Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        It's funny, because Obama is torturing people using foreign governments

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Bush was no different.  Before the "patriot act" the feds just used the British Intelligence Agencies to spy on Americans.


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          1. lovemychris profile image67
            lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            And which corporations did Bush go after?

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Iraqi oil corporations




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        2. lovemychris profile image67
          lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Huh?

          1. Evan G Rogers profile image73
            Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            ZOOM!

            1. lovemychris profile image67
              lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Well---where is it? What country is Obama using to torture people?

  2. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Gotta start somewhere.

    This will show whether corporations are people or not.

    Cause if a person did this: they would def be charged and imprisoned...executed in some states.

    It's a start...sorry if you don't like their target.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh their target is fine.

      But why can't we prosecute banks?  Don't banks generally make money on both sides of every conflict?

      We could hang Evelyn De Rothschild on international tv like Saddam, who's probably nowhere near the trouble.

      ...but I'm never very hopeful on the global political stage...oh some bad guys might go to prison, but it'll only be selected "fall guys."...public sacrifices meant to encourage the slave classes into thinking that justice exists.

      1. couturepopcafe profile image60
        couturepopcafeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        "Slave Classes". If it weren't so true it'd be funny. Keeping the public in a constant state of fear over one thing or another is what they do best. Lulling them into complacency by 'seeing justice served' is their second priority.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The wealth of the banker oligarchy tends to muddy every water...media, big corporations, politics...it's all totally related, those are just different arms on the same octopus.






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        2. lovemychris profile image67
          lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          And which corporations do you think Romney or Paul will go after?

          ACORN! LOL!!
          Planned parenthood!!

          Give me a break!

      2. lovemychris profile image67
        lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        1 World Bank CEO Zoellick resigns
        2 Anz Bank CFO Australia resigns
        3 Nicaragua Central Bank Pres Rosales resigns
        4 Credit Suisse Chief Joseph Tan resigns
        5 GERMAN PRESIDENT Christian Ruff resigns
        6 Royal Bank of Scotland Australian CEO Stephen Williams resigns
        7 Kuwait Central Bank CEO resigns
        8 Slovenia TWO largest Banks CEO's (2) resign
        9 Bank of India CEO Chaturvedi resigns
        10 Tamilnad Mercantile Bank CEO resigns
        AND MORE NOT RESIGNING BUT FIRED, QUITS, OR SCANDAL
        11 Arrests in Olympus Scandal Point to Widening Inquiry Into a Cover-Up
        12 Bank feud: Chairman Giles quits VNB with other directors
        13 Arrests made in Italy after discovery of $6 trillion in fake U.S. bonds
        14 Four Priests Charged In Vatican Banking Scandal
        15 Berlusconi could get five years

        Something is going on.....we are not privvy to the secrets....but we are capable of intuiting. And I intuit something good.

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Oh those resignations....so sad for the multi millionaires to have to resign....

          Italy's big B!  What a playa playa - he rolls through the hood like a BOSS!

          1. lovemychris profile image67
            lovemychrisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            You can't feel the change?

            Don't slam me because I can.

            1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
              Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I'm not "slamming you."  Sorry if you felt that way.

              I was encouraged by OWS at least.  Anonymous continues to kick ass...but I wish they'd shut down some websites for good instead of just showing folks that they can for a day.

  3. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Bad choice of word....did not feel slammed.

    But their show is up for grabs now: no more secrets....day by day.

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=NWO … FORM=VIRE5

    They'd be smart to give up nicely.

    This is interesting in light of the vid here:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne … ution.html

  4. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago
  5. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    Whoa! A plot to assassinate Putin?

    http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=44071

    and that call to consider assasinating Obama a few months ago.....

    Mmmm, the Last Gasps of the Insane.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Insanity - it's a must have characteristic for Russians seeking to do violence against their government.

  6. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    make that Criminally Insane.

  7. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago

    http://www.rferl.org/content/abkhaz_lea … 92048.html

    Abkhaz Leader Escapes Assassination Attempt

  8. lovemychris profile image67
    lovemychrisposted 6 years ago
 
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