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24-06-2016, 11:39 AM (This post was last modified: 24-06-2016 11:45 AM by Heywood Jahblome.)
Corporations and politics
Some people believe that corporate money that flows into politics should be regulated. They take the position that corporations are not people and therefore don't have free speech protections. My question is directed at these people:

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Now recently Paypal decided to cancel the opening of a call center in North Carolina in protest to a law that was passed in North Carolina that they felt "denied equal rights".

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...rimination

If corporations are not people, does the state have the right to force Paypal to not cancel the opening of that call center? Can the state basically say, "Sorry Paypal...you're not a person so you have no right to refuse to do business in a particular area as a form political protest"?
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24-06-2016, 11:50 AM
RE: Corporations and politics
(24-06-2016 11:39 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Some people believe that corporate money that flows into politics should be regulated. They take the position that corporations are not people and therefore don't have free speech protections. My question is directed at these people:

[Image: 8060f522b5378ae0bbeb4c461ea09946_M.jpg]

Now recently Paypal decided to cancel the opening of a call center in North Carolina in protest to a law that was passed in North Carolina that they felt "denied equal rights".

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...rimination

If corporations are not people, does the state have the right to force Paypal to not cancel the opening of that call center? Can the state basically say, "Sorry Paypal...you're not a person so you have no right to refuse to do business in a particular area as a form political protest"?

What the actual fuck are you trying to argue here? This is so stupid to be not even wrong.

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24-06-2016, 12:23 PM
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Seriously, if anything is worse than an internet troll, it's a lazy internet troll.

If you're going to troll, at least put some effort into it, you lazy fuck.

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24-06-2016, 12:26 PM
RE: Corporations and politics
(24-06-2016 11:39 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Some people believe that corporate money that flows into politics should be regulated. They take the position that corporations are not people and therefore don't have free speech protections. My question is directed at these people:

[Image: 8060f522b5378ae0bbeb4c461ea09946_M.jpg]

Now recently Paypal decided to cancel the opening of a call center in North Carolina in protest to a law that was passed in North Carolina that they felt "denied equal rights".

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...rimination

If corporations are not people, does the state have the right to force Paypal to not cancel the opening of that call center? Can the state basically say, "Sorry Paypal...you're not a person so you have no right to refuse to do business in a particular area as a form political protest"?

Oh fuck off. That is not PAC money nor is is it donating directly to a politician. Corporations are not one collective person, to assert such is fucking bullshit. I love how the assholes on the right love the free market when it screws over minorities or workers then bitch when some businesses actually care about not being dicks to their fellow humans.

Now, if you want to say this same company should not have the right to have their CEOS flood money in, while workers cant donate more than 10 20 bucks in an election cycle I would agree with you, but that is not what happened here.

Corporations are not collectively one person. This is bullshit, just admit the truth. What you are really arguing is "When the market benefits me, then it is ok, but when others disagree then it is tyranny".

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24-06-2016, 12:54 PM
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corporations are considered as fictitious humans with certain rights as an actual human being for the purposes for regulation & taxation

a company can sue and be sued like an actual person, its identity is different from its owners, loans a company takes is in its own name and not its owners, its taxed separately from its owners

you have to be incredibly stupid to think corporation are like actual people with human rights
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24-06-2016, 12:57 PM
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so in your example, if NC makes them stay are they slaves?
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24-06-2016, 02:42 PM
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(24-06-2016 11:39 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  If corporations are not people, does the state have the right to force Paypal to not cancel the opening of that call center? Can the state basically say, "Sorry Paypal...you're not a person so you have no right to refuse to do business in a particular area as a form political protest"?

No, they can't.

Got any more inane questions?

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24-06-2016, 02:44 PM
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(24-06-2016 02:42 PM)BnW Wrote:  
(24-06-2016 11:39 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  If corporations are not people, does the state have the right to force Paypal to not cancel the opening of that call center? Can the state basically say, "Sorry Paypal...you're not a person so you have no right to refuse to do business in a particular area as a form political protest"?

No, they can't.

Got any more inane questions?

Come on BnW, you know by now he has an endless supply of inanity.

#sigh
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24-06-2016, 02:46 PM
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(24-06-2016 11:39 AM)Heywood Jahblome Wrote:  Some people believe that corporate money that flows into politics should be regulated. They take the position that corporations are not people and therefore don't have free speech protections. My question is directed at these people:

[Image: 8060f522b5378ae0bbeb4c461ea09946_M.jpg]

Now recently Paypal decided to cancel the opening of a call center in North Carolina in protest to a law that was passed in North Carolina that they felt "denied equal rights".

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...rimination

If corporations are not people, does the state have the right to force Paypal to not cancel the opening of that call center? Can the state basically say, "Sorry Paypal...you're not a person so you have no right to refuse to do business in a particular area as a form political protest"?

HUH???????????? You seem to be against all three sides of a two sided argument!! Make sense here dude,
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24-06-2016, 02:56 PM
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(24-06-2016 02:44 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(24-06-2016 02:42 PM)BnW Wrote:  No, they can't.

Got any more inane questions?

Come on BnW, you know by now he has an endless supply of inanity.

This really took a level of obtuse thinking I didn't realize was possible.

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