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Why Don't We Put This Company out of Business?

Philip Morris is the number one corporate criminal in the world.
Why Don't We Put Philip Morris out of Business?

We’ve all seen the movies, the blood-soaked tales of monsters that simply will not die. Immortal and indestructible, they rise up to torture the embattled heroes again and again and again. Philip Morris has been that monster for over a century, peddling its poison on the open markets and sending hundreds of thousands to early graves. Like any good monster, it mutates – changing its product, packaging and message to attract a new generation of young smokers as the old ones die off. And just when you think you have it trapped – cornered by damning science and angry legislation – you open the door to find the monster has escaped. By lobbying the state of New York to revoke Philip Morris’s corporate charter, we can finally end the carnage. As any harrowed horror protagonist can tell you, the only way to be sure you’re rid of the monster is to cut off its head and watch it die.

Which corporate crooks do you think should be next on the chopping block?


  

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Administrator o...

There's no point in doing anything.
There is simply no use.

We just have to bow under and buy stuff. Consume a lot. The more greedier we get, the more fun we can have. We have to stop sharing and we need to sell all our local resources, like everything from our shops to our water supplies. Then we need to put our trust in big corporations, because this gives us freedom!

We need to focus on entertainment and learn to like commercial music, pop music like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus. Cause if we do - we can unite easier, and then we can have a lot in common. Globalization is the idea of no boundaries, and most of all, peace, harmony and unity! And while we are coming closer to this beautiful (almost utopic, right?) world, we should comply to our governments and voluntarily receive microchip implants, so that all trade will be more effective, easier - and hell yeah - more personal!

There is no individual freedom.
All that exist is the collective, the Unity.

Peace and harmony! Shop till you drop!

Administrator o...

There's no point in doing anything.
There is simply no use.

We just have to bow under and buy stuff. Consume a lot. The more greedier we get, the more fun we can have. We have to stop sharing and we need to sell all our local resources, like everything from our shops to our water supplies. Then we need to put our trust in big corporations, because this gives us freedom!

We need to focus on entertainment and learn to like commercial music, pop music like Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus. Cause if we do - we can unite easier, and then we can have a lot in common. Globalization is the idea of no boundaries, and most of all, peace, harmony and unity! And while we are coming closer to this beautiful (almost utopic, right?) world, we should comply to our governments and voluntarily receive microchip implants, so that all trade will be more effective, easier - and hell yeah - more personal!

There is no individual freedom.
All that exist is the collective, the Unity.

Peace and harmony! Shop till you drop!

Ian Ford

I would argue that the real problem with big tobacco is that nicotine is highly addictive.

I just recently quit after smoking heavily for 8 years. Personally, it was one of the hardest things I ever did, with numerous failed attempts in years prior.

Based on my experience with smoking, I'm not surprised that other people are unable to quit, now or in the future.

It would be fine to continue smoking if it didn't, in some very significant ways, rob people of their free will.

I understand, of course, that the same argument can be made against alcohol, though I'd be curious about any comparisons between the addictiveness of one vs. the other.

Ian Ford

I would argue that the real problem with big tobacco is that nicotine is highly addictive.

I just recently quit after smoking heavily for 8 years. Personally, it was one of the hardest things I ever did, with numerous failed attempts in years prior.

Based on my experience with smoking, I'm not surprised that other people are unable to quit, now or in the future.

It would be fine to continue smoking if it didn't, in some very significant ways, rob people of their free will.

I understand, of course, that the same argument can be made against alcohol, though I'd be curious about any comparisons between the addictiveness of one vs. the other.

Dan doublew

Cigarettes and their makers need not be abolished. Simply guide the use of cigarettes toward the mindless gutless idiots that pollute the world with their BS. All of the bad companies and trends can just be grouped together and marketed together... so long as the health hazards work quickly enough the world may rid itself of them!

Too bad there's some spillover and innocents get contaminated too right... like, I drove to Chapters a couple times to buy Adbusters... shame.

George Carlin's "Saving the Planet" (youtube) makes me feel better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw (warning, contains f-bombs)

My site is http://sites.google.com/site/d4nblog/ ... if you go to my crummy site you should click on the ads, so I can save up and get a subscription instead of driving to Chapters, eh.

Dan doublew

Cigarettes and their makers need not be abolished. Simply guide the use of cigarettes toward the mindless gutless idiots that pollute the world with their BS. All of the bad companies and trends can just be grouped together and marketed together... so long as the health hazards work quickly enough the world may rid itself of them!

Too bad there's some spillover and innocents get contaminated too right... like, I drove to Chapters a couple times to buy Adbusters... shame.

George Carlin's "Saving the Planet" (youtube) makes me feel better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eScDfYzMEEw (warning, contains f-bombs)

My site is http://sites.google.com/site/d4nblog/ ... if you go to my crummy site you should click on the ads, so I can save up and get a subscription instead of driving to Chapters, eh.

Anonymous

the problem is even if we put these corporations, stupid consumers will still smoke, still eat unhealthy, environmentally disasterous food and still desire stupid consumer objects.

We need to go further, we need to wage war on desire.

Anonymous

the problem is even if we put these corporations, stupid consumers will still smoke, still eat unhealthy, environmentally disasterous food and still desire stupid consumer objects.

We need to go further, we need to wage war on desire.

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