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  1. natasa778

    natasa778 Senior Member

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    Glaxo Smith Kline, a UK based pharma giant and a major vaccine (inc MMR) manufacturer was recently fined 3 billion dollars for bribery and corruption. Three BILLION. For bribing and corrupting doctors, so they push GSK drugs on patients.

    Now some would say that this is a newsworthy story. THREE BILLION dollars. For bribing and corrupting doctors. A major company, with UK headquarters. Behaving like a drug cartel, in full daylight. Caught with pants down. Punished. Three f****g billion dollar fine, and they actually got off lightly according to own executives.

    Guess how many major UK media outlets reported this story, extensively? Zero, by my latest count.

    Now some people would try and pass this as irrelevant. A coincidence. :rolleyes: In the same way that autism in some kids appears magically out of nowhere the night after the vaccine, by coincidence :eek::eek::eek: Zero proof that vaccines can trigger any disease :rolleyes: When they do, we won't write about it anyway. Go back to bed.
     
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  2. lookinglass

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    Well said Natasa778. Watch your BP! My sympathies. I too am so angry sometimes I could have a stroke. There is no law as yet, to charge the CEO's of these companies with criminal activity. There is a wonderful Scots Barrister by the name of Polly Higgins (see youtube) who is attempting to bring in a new Act to make such people criminally liable and open to prosecution. She is currently calling for an Act of Ecocide. doing this as a protection to our natural environment. Maybe one day it will extend to all Companies.
    Fines are just "a part of businessexpense" is what these guys say now. Even Billions doesn't make a dent.
     
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    You mean that even if they commit a crime such as corruption in the course of their business activity they cannot be charged with anything? What about harm to others as a direct result of their company's practices? This means nothing?
     
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    Sorry can't edit out the whole quote thingy!. But in it is my reply to Currer.
     
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    currer Senior Member

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    What will the law do?
    A law of Ecocide does three main things, it is a law to prevent, prohibit and restore. A law of Ecocide acts as a preventative ‘think before you act’ mechanism to put a stop to business practices giving rise to ecocide. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) will not continue destructive business if they could potentially be held personally liable for committing Ecocide, and face criminal prosecution. Heads of states are unlikely to permit such criminal activity. Shareholders won’t invest and banks also won’t loan if they could face criminal prosecution for funding criminal activity. It will actually make sense to invest in green business. Investment and subsidies will be redirected to cleaner energies and create green jobs.
    http://eradicatingecocide.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Law-of-Ecocide-2-pager.pdf
     

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