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  • I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    Sooo many people died and criminal proceedings IMO were too little.

    /I may be pro-business, but ultimately the captain is responsible for his ship
  • Tell me how little or no regulation is a good thing again?
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: Tell me how little or no regulation is a good thing again?


    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail


    $ome people are more equal than others.
  • cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail


    Heh, good one.
  • King Something: cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    $ome people are more equal than others.


    And others are expendable.
  • Only 40,000?

    They can afford that.
  • Tell me again how corporations are persons.
  • cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail


    emotionally satisfying answer: because fat cats money wharrgarbl

    actual answer: because the actual point of failure was local management, the buck stops at the actual guy that made the relevant appointments. Further, negligence doesn't tend to involve a lot of prison time, especially since in the case of a company suing it gives you money instead, i.e. helps you fix the problem.

    //Note: helps you fix the problem if you don't live in a corrupt country where the money disappears before it gets anything useful. India and Louisiana need not apply.
  • Is the Sick tag for empathy for the situation, or for the residents actually getting ill?

    vygramul: Tell me again how corporations are persons.


    It's very simple actually. Corporations are people whenever it's better to be a person than a conceptual legal entity, and they're not persons whenever it's inconvenient to be a person.

    So, when being a person gives more rights and helps avoid "corporate death penalty" in the form of a revoked charter they're people. Likewise for political donations. When it comes to holding them criminally liable, it's much harder to hold a corporation criminally liable because it's not a discrete person, and "the corporation" can be blamed without really being taken to account, and the officers and employees can avoid prosecution when "the corporation" takes the miniscule amount of blame that can be assigned to it.
  • They can get in line.
    Still a few of us left that want to talk about the Agent Orange Dealeo and Dow.
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    Looks ok to me


    oh, not behati
  • Maybe the Yes Men need to start straight-up capping fools, since these people obviously have no shame.
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: Tell me how little or no regulation is a good thing again?


    Some regulations are good; the lion's share? Loop-hole ridden; ineffectual garbage.

    Monetary only penalties/fines don't hurt CEOs, they hurt the regular workers. Perhaps a night or two in the stocks for the CEO would improve things.
  • Another Government Employee: King Something: cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    $ome people are more equal than others.

    And others are expendable poor.


    There.
  • And the coughing on the phone while I need Tech Support is very annoying.

    Is it too much to ask to get Comcast to move a little further away ?
  • Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Why don't they move?

    Here , Here.
    Why don't they move?
    If I were confronted with a disaster at my front courtyard I would move!
    I wouldn't have any of that.
    Ask my retainers if i am serious... and I assure I am.
    They could move to Tahiti with me, couldn't they?
    I, for one. would welcome them....as servants.
    This is as it should be.
  • Is that like the Rupahl gas explosion?
  • cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    Sooo many people died and criminal proceedings IMO were too little.

    /I may be pro-business, but ultimately the captain is responsible for his ship


    No.
    Pro-business Captain.
    didn't they brief you?
    Little people die.
    You harvest.
    Got it?
  • On the bright side, a good revolting cocks song (or two) did come out of it.
  • That free toxic waste could be re-purposed into valuable commodities, like toothpaste and children's toys.
    There'd be enough money left over for a nice small sign memorializing the vindication of the victims through the adequate compensation of known relatives, and re-affirming the lack of culpability on the part of Union Carbide or its representatives.
  • Goetz: cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    Sooo many people died and criminal proceedings IMO were too little.

    /I may be pro-business, but ultimately the captain is responsible for his ship

    No.
    Pro-business Captain.
    didn't they brief you?
    Little people die.
    You harvest.
    Got it?


    The mistake they made was in not releasing enough gas to kill everyone outright

    /dead men file no lawsuits
  • Jim_Callahan: cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    emotionally satisfying answer: because fat cats money wharrgarbl

    actual answer: because the actual point of failure was local management, the buck stops at the actual guy that made the relevant appointments. Further, negligence doesn't tend to involve a lot of prison time, especially since in the case of a company suing it gives you money instead, i.e. helps you fix the problem.

    //Note: helps you fix the problem if you don't live in a corrupt country where the money disappears before it gets anything useful. India and Louisiana need not apply.


    Not entirely - the local management was under strict money saving orders. Corporate management had built the plant too big for the actual demand for pesticide that the plant produced. Maintenance was a huge problem, and some "money saving" measures had been taken, for the sake of the budget, and proper scrubbing faciities were never built, and some safety measures were not built again part of the budget imposed from elsewhere.

    My understanding is the cost of a dead Bhopal resident to the company was under $1,000. It really sucks particularly when somebody asks where in India my mom was born, the closest place with any name recognition is Bhopal. These folks are from near my Mom's hometown.
  • MaudlinMutantMollusk: Goetz: cman: I have always wondered why the CEO was never sent to jail

    Sooo many people died and criminal proceedings IMO were too little.

    /I may be pro-business, but ultimately the captain is responsible for his ship

    No.
    Pro-business Captain.
    didn't they brief you?
    Little people die.
    You harvest.
    Got it?

    The mistake they made was in not releasing enough gas to kill everyone outright

    /dead men file no lawsuits


    Aye.
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