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A few species, notably insects of the orders Hymenoptera (ants, bees and wasps) and Isoptera (termites) show an extreme form of sociality, involving highly organized societies, with individual organisms specialized for distinct roles. This form of social behavior is referred to as eusociality. Some vertebrates, most notably the Naked Mole Rat, are also eusocial.
Originally posted by loam
It drives me nuts that people find this offensive. Success has become so villified, I'm convinced we have become a nation of lazy-ass, envious, whiners.
'Harvest' means they bought companies, made them more valuable through investment, and later sold them for a profit.
The fact that people are offended by the term is simply stupid.
What should they have done? Bought businesses....invested heavily in them...and then lost money????
edit on 28-9-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)
Romney took AmPad's debt from 11 million (prior to being acquired by Bain) to $444 million. Unreal. This is the guy running for president?
Originally posted by DrNotforhire
and obama said in 2008
he wanted to redistribute the wealth I have more of a problem with that then capitalism
Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
"Harvest" companies for profit - yes, well that is an ugly side of capitalism. But Bain's brand of capitalism isn't just 'turning around' unhealthy companies or harvesting them, we have too many examples of what they did to some companies - buy companies using leveraged buyouts, rack up debt in their name or drain them of their capital, bankrupt them and force creditors to take massive losses, sell their assets while forcing the workers to lose their pensions or shares along with laying them off. Close down American factories and re-open them in China, India, or Mexico. Cook the books and shift the profits into offshore blocker corporations. Make millions while the workers, the pension holders go broke. And call yourself an "Patriotic American" while doing all that.
Originally posted by Alxandro
In retrospect, it looks like he had a good harvest.