reply to post by wiredamerican
According to Oxford dictionary...
he-ro (n., pl., -roes).
1. In mythology and legend, a man, often of divine ancestry, who is endowed with great courage and strength, celebrated for his bold exploits, and
favored by the gods.
2. A person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life: soldiers and nurses
who were heroes in an unpopular war
3. A person noted for special achievement in a particular field: the heroes of medicine.
(I left out the reference to a NY sandwich)
I'm sorry, I don't say this very often out of respect for an individual's right to their own opinions, but you are wrong friend.
How is it 'power to the people' when a company decides to lay off all of it's employess and move to China or India? I live in an area where there
alot of call centers. In order to stimulate the economy the government offered tax breaks to entice these companies (AOL, EXXON,
FEDEX...the list goes on) to setup here. As the contracts/grants/tax breaks end these companies are one by one pulling up stakes and moving.
Why? They now have to pay tax just like everyone else. It doesn't matter to them what the consequences are, just the bottom line.
It's funny because I was talking to a friend not two hours ago about the announcement that another center is closing down; their assistence ran out
in December, their building lease expires at the end of January.
This was tried in the 80's. It was called M.A.D. and at the time Corporations were trying to have themselves declared equal to Nations in the eyes of
the law. It was shot down then because people realised that it gave corporations the ability to operate however they wanted regardless of national
I don't remember what the acronym stands for, I only remember it because it's the same as the Soviet-American plan to prevent nuclear war...Mutually
Assured Destruction...something I thought funny in a perverted sense of the term.
Do you honestly think this does anything but solidly cement the US elections as a pure bidding war?
Corporations want this because it means they have to be less accountable while possessing more power than ever before. To allow this is to give
corporations the entire US giftwrapped and on a silver platter.
Here's a simple and easy experiment to try...
Next time you're at work and see your boss, walk up and tell them what you think about the company's worst practices and demand they be changed.
What do you think the outcome will be?
Will the company change, or your employment status?
[edit on 23-1-2010 by [davinci]]