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  •  oh, thousands of jobs. (7+ / 0-)

    not to mention G-P sponsorship of concerts, arts events, local charity....

    G-P had a large tower downtown and is now barely a ghost in Atlanta.

    "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

    by shrike on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 07:14:20 PM PDT

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    •  Corporate take overs (4+ / 0-)
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      of everything --

      is truly sad and tragic.

      Thanks for sharing your local slice of America, shrike

      very interesting to know.

      and a very easy sound-bite to retell, too.

      The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

      by jamess on Sat Sep 18, 2010 at 07:25:37 PM PDT

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      •  The idea behind de-regulation, it seems, (2+ / 0-)
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        was to remove what were mainly monopoly sustaining subsidies for the private corporations and rely on competition from more players to prompt more socially supportive behavior.  But, that's not what happened.  What happened was that competition was redefined as contest or conflict and competitors were turned into targets or prey to be destroyed or absorbed.  In other words, trade and exchange were converted into the predatory mode, with the difference that while other predatory species mostly destroy to eat, corporate predators destroy simply to roar.

        The Constitution is not a menu for an exclusive diner.

        by hannah on Sun Sep 19, 2010 at 02:12:57 AM PDT

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