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The 5 Shadiest Crimes Ever Pulled Off by Famous Corporations

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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 03:27 AM
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The 5 shadiest crimes ever pulled off by famous corporations

I found this to be an interesting read, also it helps to point out where much of
the fear about corporations and the ties to government have come
from, we seem to have forgotten that many of the things we outright fear
as happening have not only happened in the past but with the approval of our
own government, the story about the coal miners is really eye opening, if
you think for one second that profit does not come before human beings
then boy are your eyes gonna be opened, i wonder how much of this is
still going on behind "closed doors".

Also this would give much credence to the idea that we did indeed invade
countries for their oil and not the reasons claimed by our government, if
they are willing to do some of those things to their own citizens i cannot
imagine their treatment of those who they don't have to sleep on the same
continent with....... teaching everyone that more money should always
be their goal is no doubt a huge part of the problem, everything in life
seems to be geared toward the ideal that more money is always better,
always more responsible, should always be the goal even from childhood,
we teach kids that they must live life this way so that they may also make
lots and lots of money......

It really just seems wrong at this point. I cannot see the good in more
more more.
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 03:35 AM
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eh i guess those are some big ones.

The one I hate is NESTLE and how the brought over there baby formula to 3rd world countries. They gave it to moms of new borns for free and claimed that it was better for a baby then breast milk and of course the mom uses the formula for a little while, then her breast milk goes dry. And then once shes out of the free formula realizes it costs an arm and a leg. Having no money to really buy it, and having no other option to feed her kid. Well played NESTLE.
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I guess this really isnt a crime but rather shady business
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 04:31 AM
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Thanks for sharing this, I always enjoy Cracked's articles. They are funny and informative. You check out their story " Conspiracy Theories that turned out to be true" (or something like that), if you haven't already. I would link to it but I'm on my phone right now.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 04:38 AM
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How long does one actually breast feed a child
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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 05:02 AM
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Just write it off as "highly unethical business practices", thegoods.

OP, I don't think what goes on in Nigeria is necessarily validates going to war for oil since technically we were also killing civilians in that war. Two wrongs don't make a right or something like that.

I'm actually surprised that American Express ranked higher than both Shell in Nigeria and Chiquita's more southerly activities because, well, that's just a money thing--not a loss of life, funding murder thing. I'm also kind of surprised that they didn't mention that United Fruit company (Chiquita) also had operations in Cuba that Castro ended up appropriating for Cuba and tossing Chiquita out on the claim that they were funding Cuban exiles and trying to basically destabilize the Cuban government. This little maneuver by Castro was what brought the "affections" of the US government to be even more heavily directed towards Castro and Cuba. A year later, we had the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis. United Fruit Co's activities in Guatemala and Columbia kind of point towards them doing what Castro accused them of as being quite potentially true. Just think, we almost went into potential nuclear war due to Cold War fears and well, a bunch of fruit (technically, sugar but sounds funnier to say fruit).

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 05:06 AM
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Originally posted by zonetripper2065
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How long does one actually breast feed a child
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At least 6 months is what is suggested by pediatricians here in the US. In contrast, the WHO says at least 2 years or more, which is a pretty big gap in comparison to the US suggestion. In line with this thread, maybe the difference is a plot by baby food lobbyists to get infants eating foodstuffs that require purchase earlier on.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 05:10 AM
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Originally posted by zonetripper2065
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How long does one actually breast feed a child
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Generally at least six months to a year. I have hear of moms breastfeeding till 4 years but that's just creepy. Source: I got kids



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 05:12 AM
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I believe i have read that before but it has been some times, i also enjoy
their style of writing, its a bit more engaging than some of the more
bland styles you see around, i am gonna go back and reread that
one again.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 05:17 AM
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Oh there is much left out of course this is more of an overview, in my
opinion, just to get folks to take note that indeed the governments
and corporations have and will use any means necessary to achieve
higher profits, as to the going to war for oil i was more looking at it
in the sense that if our own government would kill Americans for
the coal interests then i highly doubt they would have qualms about
killing non Americans for oil, while it is a stretch there its no a big
one......

Thank you very much for your contribution, it is much appreciated,
the more information we all have about what actually goes on in
the name of business the more opportunity we all have to choose
who we do business with in a proper manner.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 07:50 AM
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Wow the last one with the army using troops, bombers and everything they could throw at a couple of miners trying to unionize. All on orders from the president and by request of large coal companies.

Scary stuff. It is not even that hard to put into perspective considering the times we are living in.

That is the type of men that lead us. Criminals. We shouldnt respect them, left or right.... They are barbarians. Animals.

Common thugs.

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posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 12:37 PM
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Interesting link, S/F!
I see the first item (#5 of the 5) is the NFL.
Hmmmm.....did you know the NFL is also a non-profit???
Bizarro world. Makes me sick.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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It very well could be.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 01:30 PM
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How long after stopping breastfeeding where you still producing it's not like its instantly stops.



posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 02:26 PM
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Some good stuff in there.

But they missed the one about Bayer.
Where Bayer made a medicine that was tainted with HIV. So instead of destroying the medicine. They shipped it off to France and sold it there.




posted on Mar, 22 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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that was a good read thanks. love the authors twisted sense of humor.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 03:54 AM
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Thank you for all the replies, and i agree its scary to see how far they
went to stop unionizing, also this puts into stark contrast the difference
in difficulties that we all deal with these days, our problems nationally
have become so muddled and things are forced behind closed doors
and secretive legislation that exempts companies from laws for our
protection, oddly its just a different type of warfare, socioeconomic instead
of outright bullets, bombs and gas.



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 04:16 AM
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Considering that breast feeding seems to decrease breast cancer and the infant benefits from a high quality food (especially important during the brain forming age) and also gets some immunologic benefits from the mother, I would guess the longest the best. It is a natural process why expedite it...



posted on Mar, 23 2013 @ 02:37 PM
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Originally posted by Panic2k11
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Considering that breast feeding seems to decrease breast cancer and the infant benefits from a high quality food (especially important during the brain forming age) and also gets some immunologic benefits from the mother, I would guess the longest the best. It is a natural process why expedite it...



There is another aspect to breast feeding that kind of got tested out in 3rd world countries by Nestle. Nestle also dispersed Carnation baby formula in Ethiopia to help starving mothers feed their babies. Ethiopian food is very, very spicy and these babies that were raised on the Carnation were unable to eat their own traditional foods. Their palate, through a lack of exposure to the traditional foods through breast feeding, was accomodated to a much sweeter fare more along the lines of what an American child would eat but alas, the kids lived in Ethiopia...Can't find an online source for that one but it was a case that I learned in my SBA. And before this Nestle gets the "well they tried" treatment, this should also be considered: www.guardian.co.uk...






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