Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:01 UTC
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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[2]: Comment by stabbyjones
by ricegf on Fri 9th Aug 2013 11:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by stabbyjones"
ricegf
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2007-04-25

In many ways. Under new regulations, US citizens are required to conduct business with government-approved corporations or face a fine... I mean, additional taxes. A fair analogy to government-sponsored religion, I think.

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RE[3]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Nelson on Fri 9th Aug 2013 12:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by stabbyjones"
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2005-11-29

Pretty much this. We came so close to finally doing away with insurance companies with HCR, now we're going to be forced to purchase from them (albiet for good reason, with regulations and minimum standards, and Government subsidies). This end run around single payer is sickening.

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