business is business

@jb78000 (15178)
September 17, 2009 9:58am CST
known for their exceedly high ethical standards, altruism and general contribution to a happy peaceful safe world everybody loves big corporations. the latest feel good story is the oil company trafigura (uk) trying to hide the fact that it dumped hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste on the ivory coast. perhaps it thought nobody would notice - there were only about 31,000 victims and not all of them died. so what are your humorous 'and finally' stories about the antics of big business? link if anyone wants it: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/16/trafigura-african-pollution-disaster
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@marcyyyy (520)
• United States
17 Sep 09
How horrible!! Those poor people, innocent victims. I've never heard of that company being in the US, and we have our own happy corporations. But I hope they pay dearly for what they did. Hi, jb, remember me??? I know it's been a long time, but I gotta come back and talk to you guys again! marcy
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@jb78000 (15178)
17 Sep 09
hiya marcy. nice to come across you again. yes this is appalling - i hope they do get done for homicide because that's what this was. by the way this is my new section (don't listen to what greekgirl down below has to say about it...) and currently wolf free. judith
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
17 Sep 09
Can you describe wolf free in 2 words or less?
@jb78000 (15178)
17 Sep 09
no. tdemex i'm going to pm you.
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
18 Sep 09
And did they get a tax break for dumping it? If they were in the US I'm sure they would have.
@jb78000 (15178)
18 Sep 09
aren't the oil companies one of the main reasons the us sneaks out of international climate change agreements?
@ZephyrSun (7387)
• United States
18 Sep 09
Yeah the "right" says there's no such thing as climate change and that saving the planet is stupid. Liberals believe in climate change and think we should do everything we can to save the planet. Maybe since conservatives are Bible thumpers they just believe that Jesus is coming before man has the chance to destroy the planet. So, stripping and rapping the planet is "no big deal".
@jb78000 (15178)
18 Sep 09
i didn't realise it was that political an issue over there. well since nearly all scientists (apart from those extremely well bribed by the oil industry) say that a) it is and b) it is caused by human activity i tend to go along with them. anyway have you seen this yet: http://www.landoverbaptist.org/2008/april/conservationsin.html
@dawnald (84157)
• Shingle Springs, California
25 Sep 09
Not laughing.. Have a brownie?