Sunday, November 25, 2012

Newslinks: November 25th, 2012

Why is corporate welfare so beloved by this country, but any attempt to help actual people with the government disliked?

Why does everyone insist that charities can do the helping when it's obvious that charities cannot keep up?  For that matter, why do the people who insist that charities should be the sole help rarely donate to charities that do help?

For that matter, how can a corporation legally be a person (And that was decided upon rather unethically by a 19th century Supreme Court) when a corporation is just a piece of paper whose ownership gets transferred?


Egypt judges call for national strike over Mursi decree.  If this gets more serious, Egypt may get it's own category for the time being.  Now Mursi is saying that his decree is temporary.  I think that's been heard before.





Salvation Army Official: Gays Deserve Death.  Tempted to now leave notes stating "This is why you don't get my money" in all the bell ringers buckets this Christmas.
A Year in Jail for Not Believing in God? How Kentucky is Persecuting Atheists.  Thanks to JPH for this link!



Possible safety breaches at radioactive waste plant, files show. Oh fucking lovely. Hope no one needs the Columbia River for anything.
Swallowing Rain Forest, Cities Surge in Amazon.


1 comment:

  1. Y'know, the Supreme Court actually never ruled that Corporations are people. They ruled that Corporations should be treated as people FOR TAX PURPOSES. Some clerk translated that to "Corporations are people", and the fallacy has stuck with us.