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  •  They have the use of force in common (2+ / 0-)
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    ZhenRen, UnaSpenser

    And the fact that they are both property damage. Again, there is a difference in scale. How exactly do you decide when the difference in scale becomes enough that it's a completely different thing?

    n addition, a rampaging mob burning down a factory to punish the plutocrats does not particularly equate with a bystander breaking a car window to retrieve an infant on a 100 degree day. They have almost nothing in common other than the probability of some broken glass.
    Destroying a potentially deadly building based on the fact that hundreds have died recently is not done to "punish the plutocrats", it's done to reduce the number of people who will die. That's why the two are comparable. Unless you've got some other reason why? You really would have a problem with the destruction of buildings that, based on experience, will likely kill people?

    If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

    by AoT on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 01:51:31 PM PDT

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