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gmattson wrote:Very Interesting and Frightening. I suspect that our legal profession will fight this legislation, fearing that the drug companies will figure out how to get the same "get out of jail" card for their bad drugs. . . Just sneak a "rider" into one of the legitimate bills! Wow. . . the lawyers won't like that!
Meanwhile, I wonder why Monsanto wanted this protection in the first place. After all, GMO foods are "safe", aren't they Bill????
Fortunately, there are a lot of scientist who are standing up and putting pressure on our gutless politicians to reverse this bad legislation.
Bill Glasheen wrote:If you consider that a million Irish died because of a potato blight that could have been prevented with modern techniques, well I tend to take what Monsanto is doing personally and with proper perspective.
Would we be where we are today if Marie Curie sued somebody?
Valkenar wrote:Sorry, Bill, but I have to stop you there. Taking things personally more often engenders a skewed perspective than a proper one. You know full well the problems with letting emotion color your perceptions too much.
Wikipedia wrote:A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People From Being a Burden to Their Parents or Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Publick, commonly referred to as A Modest Proposal, is a Juvenalian satirical essay written and published anonymously by Jonathan Swift in 1729. Swift suggests that the impoverished Irish might ease their economic troubles by selling their children as food for rich gentlemen and ladies. This satirical hyperbole mocks heartless attitudes towards the poor, as well as Irish policy in general.
In English writing, the phrase "a modest proposal" is now conventionally an allusion to this style of straight-faced satire.
Jonathan Swift wrote:A young healthy child well nursed, is, at a year old, a most delicious nourishing and wholesome food, whether stewed, roasted, baked, or boiled; and I make no doubt that it will equally serve in a fricassee, or a ragout.
Valkenar wrote:I think you should also reconsider your picture of who sues. It's not just the people you call "trailer trash".
Valkenar wrote:Finally, don't kid yourself; Obama is in the pocket of big business just like the rest of them, he's just in different pockets than Romney. Okay, maybe he's slightly further towards the lip of the pocket than the average politician.
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