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  •  Yes, and they've set it up (2+ / 0-)
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    Words In Action, burlydee

    so that there's no effective way to stop it that doesn't include direct action against their construction.

    Convenient, isn't it.

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

    by AoT on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:17:36 PM PDT

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    •  How does direct action... (2+ / 0-)
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      ...against their construction stop it?  

      Seems like with the money they stand to make, they can afford to fix anything you can break.

      •  That's why you keep doing it (3+ / 0-)
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        Words In Action, burlydee, KenBee

        We have managed to stop the clear cutting of old growth redwoods here in California for more than a decade using these methods. It's not breaking things that they're trying to stop, it's getting in the way. At least with Keystone XL.

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

        by AoT on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:36:08 PM PDT

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      •  Especially because there are so many willing to (0+ / 0-)

        Let it be so, if not actively helping it be so. So very many who otherwise claim to be on the good side, protecting the vulnerable, and not just people.

        But they aren't.

        Add the median effective tax rate, healthcare costs (20%?), education costs, and other things guaranteed in Denmark & Sweden, we pay MORE for LESS. Somebody's gotta pay the billionaires. They don't grow on trees. ☮ ♥ ☺

        by Words In Action on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 04:14:39 PM PDT

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