Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234
Results 31 to 39 of 39

Thread: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

  1. #31
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I never called anyone a hater and people that disagree with me are wrong, but not hateful unless of course their opinions stem from hate

    I do have an idea of what teens are like in school, I was a teen in school not too long ago. There is a cultural component behind drug addiction, but I don't think Mountain Dew or Amp are to blame. I think there is a cultural problem where students believe it's acceptable to abuse drugs, lack discipline, and live disrespectfully but ultimately this is a character flaw with the individual student. It may have been influenced by others, but ultimately it is the flaw of the individual who carries primary responsibility for their actions.
    In post #19, you said, "I don't understand much of the hate people have for 'big pharma'". You used the word hate, just like Obama used the word terror. Have you been touched by the effects of this wicked multi-national NWO corporation? To leave every individual on a limb for blame without support is why suicide is skyrocketing. To think individual teenagers are to blame for doing something legal or that is legal in another state, or at a lower age in another state or Canada is .......

  2. #32
    versus the world
    Surtr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    The greatest planet in the world.
    Last Seen
    06-10-14 @ 03:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    7,017

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    The Men in Vietnam that I know from my home town loved them.
    Which is completely irrelevant.
    I love the NSA. It's like having a secret fan-base you will never see, but they're there, watching everything you write and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that I may be some person's only form of unconstitutional entertainment one night.

  3. #33
    Sage
    Mycroft's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    Today @ 11:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    25,870

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    1) big Pharma
    2) big oil
    3) arms dealers
    4) mega-farms and mega-ranches
    5) Insurance companies
    6) mega-banks skirting tax laws


    Feel free to add your own.
    For me, it it's big Pharma hands down. Not only have they trashed a new generation of teenagers, the addiction cuts across generations. Doctors, especially the foreign ones in this Country, are no more than pill dispensers. The VA/Tri-Care for Life has been financially raped.
    None of the above.

    The entity that has done the most harm to the world is big, liberal government.
    TANSTAAFL

    “An armed society is a polite society.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Beyond This Horizon

  4. #34
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Last Seen
    07-08-14 @ 06:23 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    2,325

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    1) big Pharma
    2) big oil
    3) arms dealers
    4) mega-farms and mega-ranches
    5) Insurance companies
    6) mega-banks skirting tax laws


    Feel free to add your own.
    For me, it it's big Pharma hands down. Not only have they trashed a new generation of teenagers, the addiction cuts across generations. Doctors, especially the foreign ones in this Country, are no more than pill dispensers. The VA/Tri-Care for Life has been financially raped.
    I'm going to say Law Firms. These punitive idiots scared physicians into being nothing more than "pill dispensers".

  5. #35
    Guru
    Morality Games's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Iowa
    Last Seen
    05-24-16 @ 10:00 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    3,733

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I never called anyone a hater and people that disagree with me are wrong, but not hateful unless of course their opinions stem from hate

    I do have an idea of what teens are like in school, I was a teen in school not too long ago. There is a cultural component behind drug addiction, but I don't think Mountain Dew or Amp are to blame. I think there is a cultural problem where students believe it's acceptable to abuse drugs, lack discipline, and live disrespectfully but ultimately this is a character flaw with the individual student. It may have been influenced by others, but ultimately it is the flaw of the individual who carries primary responsibility for their actions.
    I'm not sure whether this argument is meaningful anyway. Big pharmaceuticals are bad mainly because they use their multi-national influence on governments to engineer unequal economic relationships and secondarily because they focus on developing treatment-driven medicine rather than cures even when the latter shows potential and are tax payer funded, based strictly on profitability.
    Last edited by Morality Games; 05-27-13 at 06:03 AM.
    If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.

    St. Benedict

  6. #36
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Ft. Campbell, KY
    Last Seen
    12-31-14 @ 08:37 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    12,177

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    The United Nations.
    I think eliminating smallpox from the world at least gets them out of the bottom rung don't you?

  7. #37
    Sage
    MoSurveyor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Last Seen
    04-13-17 @ 04:36 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    9,985

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Corporations do what they do and it's government's job to control their ill effects on society. Asking which megacorp industry is the most harmful is like asking if tigers or wolves are more harmful. Both are predators, both injure & kill, and both have their niches, which are important. If these predators are doing harm then it's not their fault, it's government's fault and ultimately, our fault, not theirs. We make the rules under which they operate so who is there to blame but ourselves?


    Personally, I think megacorps of all stripes are more harmful than smaller corps by their very nature - more power equals more potential for harm. I've always said a man with $1M to spend is more deadly than a man with a machine gun. If you have $10M to spend you're that much more of a threat.
    Mt. Rushmore: Three surveyors and some other guy.
    Life goes on within you and without you. -Harrison
    Hear the echoes of the centuries, Power isn't all that money buys. -Peart
    After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. -Weinberg

  8. #38
    Sage


    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    IL
    Last Seen
    Today @ 02:31 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    36,833

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    Can we get back to Walmart and Ista being part of the multi-nationals creating the most harm?

  9. #39
    Matthew 16:3

    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Everywhere and nowhere
    Last Seen
    06-24-17 @ 05:05 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    45,603

    Re: Which of these multi-nationals has done the most harm to the world?

    In the long run, it'll be the mega farms/mega ranches that have done the most harm because of their overuse of antibiotics.
    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst ... 234

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •