Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC

President Barack Obama hosted Apple CEO Tim Cook, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, Google computer scientist Vint Cerf and other tech executives and civil liberties leaders on Thursday for a closed-door meeting about government surveillance, sources tell POLITICO.

Five hundred years ago, our ancestors started the fight to separate church and state. Now it's time we separate corporation and state.

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RE: Comment by stabbyjones
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:40 UTC in reply to "Comment by stabbyjones"
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No, I'm saying that corporations having such massive influence over and access to the government bears an eery similarity to the influence the church had in the past.

I'm not saying it's the same - I'm saying it's similar in many ways.

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