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  •  I find it creepy, though. (2+ / 0-)
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    JayRaye, Odysseus

    As a fundamentalist Pagan, the idea of treating human blood as a generic commodity -- a commodity currency, even -- is so blasphemously unholy as to make me want to puke.  It's a superbly practical idea, but the ethical considerations are about as degraded as you can get.

    •  Well, blood is already treated as a commodity (1+ / 0-)
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      One of the things this does is treat it as something that is only exchangeable for a like thing. Only blood for blood. An eye for an eye. Etc. Not that I can't see why this is creepy, it is. In a way it's almost decommodifying it, or could be.

      If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

      by AoT on Mon May 20, 2013 at 10:30:29 AM PDT

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    •  If blood be the price of all their wealth, (2+ / 0-)
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      AoT, nolagrl

      Good God(ess), we have paid in full.

      WE NEVER FORGET Aminul Islam, Bangladeshi Labor Martyr

      by JayRaye on Mon May 20, 2013 at 11:16:25 AM PDT

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