The myth is that the deregulation or privatization of a moral mission of government eliminates government.
But it doesn’t. Large corporations also govern our lives – often making life and death decisions that affect us.
Government isn’t eliminated. It is just shifted from the public sector, where there is an ethic of protection and public accountability, to the private sector, where there is an ethic of profit and no public accountability.
-George Lakoff from Moral Politics, 2002
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Three years ago Monday, James Holmes shot dozens of people in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Holmes last week was found guilty of killing 12 people and injuring 70 others, and jurors will return the courtroom this week to begin the sentencing phase. In the years since Holmes’ crime, 78 additional mass killings have occurred, the most recent being the shooting and resulting deaths of four Marines and one Navy sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn. USA TODAY has kept a tally of mass killings with data going back to 2006. Analysis shows there is a mass killing every two weeks; so far this year, there have been 15 mass killings, claiming 75 lives.
Source: USA Today
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Happiness is when what you think,
what you say, and what you do
are in Harmony. –Mahatma Gandi
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What would the child you once were
think of the adult you have become today?
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Historic day in the United States. Supreme Court rules gay marriage is a right. The majority opinion in the 5-4 decision was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy.
"No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were," Kennedy wrote. "As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death."
"It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves," Kennedy said. "Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right."
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It is not the color of our skin that makes us different.
It’s the color of our thoughts. –Steven Aitchison
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Originally posted on Consumerist:
While fast food gets a lot of negative attention for serving up less-than-healthy burgers, fries, chicken, and McRib meat, Whoppers and Big Macs have nothing on many of the meals you’ll get at a typical chain restaurant. Just about every item on the latest list of casual dining calorie bombs would be enough for a full day on its own.
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