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  1. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    04 Nov '13 18:45
    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/dr-bronners-soap-gmo-labeling-washington

    If every company was run like Dr. Bronner's, then maybe even I would get on board.
  2. 04 Nov '13 22:58
    Originally posted by rwingett
    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/dr-bronners-soap-gmo-labeling-washington

    If every company was run like Dr. Bronner's, then maybe even I would get on board.
    Let's face it, Bronner is heroic to you not for his capitalism, but for his way out politics. To me he isn't more or less heroic than Gates, Jobs, Buffet or the Koch brothers.

    People rich and poor can spend their own money as the wish.
  3. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    05 Nov '13 01:21
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Let's face it, Bronner is heroic to you not for his capitalism, but for his way out politics. To me he isn't more or less heroic than Gates, Jobs, Buffet or the Koch brothers.

    People rich and poor can spend their own money as the wish.
    He is heroic. Because he recognizes that there are things more important than the bottom line. He has dared to put a human face on capitalism and has come out farther ahead for it than the Koch brothers ever will.
  4. 05 Nov '13 05:28
    Originally posted by rwingett
    He is heroic. Because he recognizes that there are things more important than the bottom line. He has dared to put a human face on capitalism and has come out farther ahead for it than the Koch brothers ever will.
    Interesting that your one critique comes from one I'd think to be an ally. But maybe it isn't a critique, it is an elevation.
  5. 05 Nov '13 06:59
    Originally posted by JS357
    Interesting that your one critique comes from one I'd think to be an ally. But maybe it isn't a critique, it is an elevation.
    Oops, here below is where that comment belongs.
  6. 05 Nov '13 07:00
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Let's face it, Bronner is heroic to you not for his capitalism, but for his way out politics. To me he isn't more or less heroic than Gates, Jobs, Buffet or the Koch brothers.

    People rich and poor can spend their own money as the wish.
    Interesting that your one critique comes from one I'd think to be an ally. But maybe it isn't a critique, it is an elevation.
  7. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    05 Nov '13 08:20 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/11/dr-bronners-soap-gmo-labeling-washington

    If every company was run like Dr. Bronner's, then maybe even I would get on board.
    Read the title then saw the posters name, hmmm, that can't be right, and of course it wasn't.

    That ain't capitalism dolt boy flame baiter, staking a claim on another persons product so you can scrawl your graffiti on their label is the opposite of capitalism, but I'm sure you knew that already and you had a sudden masochistic urge to get your ass kicked all over the message board, well I for one aren't biting.
  8. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    05 Nov '13 11:41
    Originally posted by JS357
    Interesting that your one critique comes from one I'd think to be an ally. But maybe it isn't a critique, it is an elevation.
    Why do Norm and I get the same comment?
  9. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    05 Nov '13 11:42
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Read the title then saw the posters name, hmmm, that can't be right, and of course it wasn't.

    That ain't capitalism dolt boy flame baiter, staking a claim on another persons product so you can scrawl your graffiti on their label is the opposite of capitalism, but I'm sure you knew that already and you had a sudden masochistic urge to get your ass kicked all over the message board, well I for one aren't biting.
    The appropriate time to ignore me would have been BEFORE you posted this.
  10. 05 Nov '13 12:05 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    He is heroic. Because he recognizes that there are things more important than the bottom line. He has dared to put a human face on capitalism and has come out farther ahead for it than the Koch brothers ever will.
    Except he is probably doing what he is doing precisely for the bottom line.
    People who want GMO labelling do so for business reasons.
  11. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    05 Nov '13 12:07
    Originally posted by twhitehead
    Except he is probably doing what he is doing precisely for the bottom line.
    I don't think so. The article contradicts that, if you've read it.
  12. 05 Nov '13 12:18
    "A Burning Man amulet dangles on a hemp necklace over his tie-dye shirt as he leans in toward" . . . . . ok I can stop reading now
  13. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    05 Nov '13 12:29
    Originally posted by SMesq
    "A Burning Man amulet dangles on a hemp necklace over his tie-dye shirt as he leans in toward" . . . . . ok I can stop reading now
    Do you assume that successful capitalists must wear business suits? One would think that the freedom to dispose of ones assets as one pleases must surely come with the freedom to dress as one pleases.
  14. 05 Nov '13 13:48 / 1 edit
    One man's hero is another man's eco-fascist . . . . . the Heilbronner's have a history of pseudo-religious mental illness & it seems the latest generation are little better.

    Imagine this guy running the Great Capitalist Gulag . . . . I'm pretty sure anyone with an 'off-message' perspective would be boiled down into a new line of liquid soap.
  15. 05 Nov '13 13:52
    Originally posted by rwingett
    I don't think so. The article contradicts that, if you've read it.
    So tell me, why do you think he wants GMO products labelled as such?