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Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:37 PM

 

If corporations are legal "persons" then Why Not Chimpanzees?

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In Historic Ruling, Pair of Chimpanzees Recognized as 'Legal Persons'
Two research chimps granted right to seek relief from imprisonment in habeas corpus ruling
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 * Common Dreams * byNadia Prupis, staff writer
http://www.commondreams.org/news/2015/04/21/historic-ruling-pair-chimpanzees-recognized-legal-persons

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Reply If corporations are legal "persons" then Why Not Chimpanzees? (Original post)
99th_Monkey Apr 2015 OP
LuvNewcastle Apr 2015 #1
99th_Monkey Apr 2015 #2
customerserviceguy Apr 2015 #3
InAbLuEsTaTe Apr 2015 #4
bemildred Apr 2015 #5
djean111 Apr 2015 #6

Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 10:48 PM

1. Chimps aren't monkeys, but apes.

Good point, though. I'd grant personhood to a lot of animals before I would a corporation.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 21, 2015, 11:07 PM

2. Good catch, I'll correct the title. nt

 

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:15 AM

3. When the chimps put together org charts, sure. n/t

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 12:16 AM

4. Wait? Are you sayin Chimpy Bush is a person? You can't be serious.

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 04:37 AM

5. Indeed. The chimps are probably smarter and more ethical than most corporations. nt

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Response to 99th_Monkey (Original post)

Wed Apr 22, 2015, 05:53 AM

6. Because chimps don't have huge wads of money to give to politicians.

 

Huge wads of money rule our government. We have accepted it. And, IMO, Citizens United is not going away any time soon. The people who are beneficiaries of the now billions of dollars are not going to give it up. As I suspected, I got emails asking me to help MATCH the Kochs. The politicians and media are rolling around in money, and they love it.

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