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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I think I tend to agree with them. The earth is a biosphere. It is quite alive and we are just one part of it. We forget that and there will be consequences.
    Yeah, we can now prosecute tigers for killing rabbits.

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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, we can now prosecute tigers for killing rabbits.
    You do that and I'll sue your ass for disrupting the natural cycle! Cycles have rights too you know!

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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    [QUOTE=j-mac;1059407821]Oh, I think I get it, someone earlier spoke about movements like this as a direct assault on capitalism itself, and a case can certainly be made for that. But you are talking, and correctly about the balance that exists. Surely that means that advances in energy, food, and crop advances, and the sheer number of people living on this planet deserve a fair workable point as well, EMD Quote

    The assault would be on Corporatism not Capitalism. Corporatism does not live and breathe, ergo planetary considerations are not part of the Corporate program. That would be the difference between real people and fictitious entities. It is also the power of Corporations should be severely limited. Capitalism is wonderful and is a person to person deal. It involves real people, more so than numbers.

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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    You do that and I'll sue your ass for disrupting the natural cycle! Cycles have rights too you know!
    OMG! Don't tell me that cycles have rights, too.

    It'll be the end of us all.

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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's a violation of the freedom of religion, and the US should veto anything like this.
    Errr, right, like making a Corporation a person. LOL!! Like making a lump of flesh a person. LOL! We should veto "anything" like this!! LMAO!!

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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So now corporations and Earth are people? Man, everything gets to be a person these days.
    I don't see the problem. Anything big enough to affect us all needs to be controlled and/or protected. Within reason and as responsibly as possible, of course. We're still in the process of figuring out a delicate balance in both your examples. We'll get it eventually.
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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshabar View Post
    Everything but an inconvenient baby that is.
    Heh. Not big enough an issue, sorry. The day we face extinction, you bet your ass any and all potential human being will be protected. As is stands now, abortion remains a private/ethical/religious/moral matter that doesn't really affect society in any relevant or significant way. I care a hell of a lot more about what's in my air and water, than whether or not my neighbor just got rid of an "inconvenient" baby.
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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Heh. I just use glue traps. My earth murder is far less dramatic.
    but not as much fun...
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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    You do that and I'll sue your ass for disrupting the natural cycle! Cycles have rights too you know!
    And we aren't part of the natural cycle? So, this entire proposal messes with the right of the natural cycle...
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    Re: UN document would give 'Mother Earth' same rights as humans

    Why do conservatives always extrapolate things to absurd extremes?

    We're not saying, for example, you cannot eat meat because you know you are going to go against the rights of a cow," he said. "But when human activity develops at a certain scale that you (cause to) disappear a species, then you are really altering the vital cycles of nature or of Mother Earth. Of course, you need a mine to extract iron or zinc, but there are limits."
    Somehow "we should put limits on the damage we do to the environment" translates to "ILL GO TO JAIL FOR KILLING MOSQUITOS!!!"

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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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