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  •  The lie of the pensioners (7+ / 0-)

    has been debunked. The average amount of the typical holding 1.5%. It's propaganda put out by the Tories and BP.
    It's a useful lesson though for all those invested in stocks, they have a responsibility to to know the business practices of the companies they are invested in. They get to reap the profits and the losses.

    Remove BP's corporate charter for crimes against the Earth.

    by Picot verde on Sun Jun 13, 2010 at 01:31:55 PM PDT

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    •  Doesn't personal responsibility extend to (1+ / 0-)
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      We're so reticent to let people off the hook who work for corporations whose products and practices we regularly revile, it is hard not to conclude that the Left is worried about antagonizing Big Labor.

      It is time for us to talk about our individual responsibility to choose the work that we do. Whether we are choosing between learning to kill others in the military or learning to heal and save others as first-responders; whether we are choosing between building bridges or building bombs; whether we are choosing between distributing vaccines or distributing cigarettes; whether we are choosing between working for green energy, or black energy; We should be responsible for our choices.

      Just as we preach responsible consumerism, we should teach responsible ways to make a living, not a killing.

      Always make new mistakes - Esther Dyson

      by RandomActsOfReason on Sun Jun 13, 2010 at 01:54:44 PM PDT

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    •  The "pensioners" (9+ / 0-)

      have been benefitting for decades from BP's crimes against humanity and nature.

      "Statistics are people with the tears washed away." Sociologist Ruth Sidel

      by Vicky on Sun Jun 13, 2010 at 02:05:42 PM PDT

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    •  And even so (4+ / 0-)

      Forgodsake.  Pensions invest in high-flyers like BP for high returns.  They are not entitled to dividends, or to whine about stock price, when their super-profitable company has to pay the piper for the risks of its enterprise.

      People who can't stand the risk should be putting their money into lower-yielding investments.

    •  Exactly!! Investing is a choice, and you invest (0+ / 0-)

      in companies that are wreckless with the laws.

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