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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 ilovebeer
by marcp on Sun 11th Aug 2013 08:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by ilovebeer"
marcp
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2007-11-23

No other animal besides human being animal takes more than it really needs. Humanity is greedy and bastardized breed. We are freaks of nature, not the standard. We do not resemble nature's "intent" anymore. We put our deviated needs first and THEN the nature might come along. The problem is - we are nothing without nature. Without technology and money we can survive.

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RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer
by ilovebeer on Sun 11th Aug 2013 16:39 in reply to "RE: Comment by ilovebeer"
ilovebeer Member since:
2011-08-08

No other animal besides human being animal takes more than it really needs. Humanity is greedy and bastardized breed. We are freaks of nature, not the standard. We do not resemble nature's "intent" anymore. We put our deviated needs first and THEN the nature might come along. The problem is - we are nothing without nature. Without technology and money we can survive.

You're talking about gluttony, I was talking about control and power. Those are completely different things and are not interchangeable. Also, many animals are gluttonous as well. For example, any animal that hibernates. They typically consume more than it takes for survival.

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RE[3]: Comment by ilovebeer
by zima on Mon 12th Aug 2013 21:42 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by ilovebeer"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

And why does my cat still hunts even though it's well fed?...

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