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Posted by: Darrel Phelan ( USA ) on June 12, 1998 at 09:54:23:

In Reply to: The cost may be inhuman, but what is the alternative? *long* posted by Gideon Hallett on May 11, 1998 at 11:35:02:

Not dependent of business or corporations? Where did your food come from? Water? Electricity? Clothing? I thought Austrilia had the outback, not out dated.

Doomsday. Loss of resources. Guess what...run out of oil, we'll adapt. Man lived for millions of years without a car...doesn't mean the world's gonna explode.

Corporations exploit loopholes in laws, they don't make the laws. If you went to a store and picked up a CD that was labled with a price of $5.00; you know the price should be at least $12. Tell me you wouldn't attempt to but it at $5...even though you know it to be mislabled.
Corporations exsist to meet a need. A need established by the population. McDonald's did start up yesterday. Ray Kroc didn't just wake up and say today I'll start McDonald's and it's worth is 17 trillion. It grew. By providing a quality service and product for which it was paid.
Oh the chickens and such.... Can you honestly say with 100% accuracy, the corner store that provides your food, did so without abuse of animals, the rainforest, the ozone. If not, should we also shut them down? Then what...I know the power company,,,then the phone company, lets not forget the water company. When will it stop? How about all those cattlement riding those poor horses. Lets not forget the abuse those poor rose bushes take when that damn Valentines Day rolls around.
I don't know, seems there a lot of more pending issues the world needs to address, other then McDonald's.
How about world peace, famine. Exploration of space...who knows..there might be oil on the moon or Mars. Personally, I wish the world whould run out of oil and copper. I belive those two substances hold back progress. Imagine cars that ran on solar power (cleaner air) or computers that processed on pure fibre optics.

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