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People are trying to give a few rivers in the US the same rights as a person so people can't "endanger their health" anymore. I suppose this means they can vote too?

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2nd March 2019
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Uocjat

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5 months ago #9810922        
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next think you know trump will try to deport all the rivers because they're useless unemployed immigrants coming down from the mountains and stealing the land


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Tarmaque

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5 months ago #9810871        
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The problem with America is we've become a culture that emphasizes rights over responsibilities. Everyone screams loudly about their rights, while quietly ignoring their responsibilities. If I were to write a new constitution today it would focus almost entirely on the responsibilities of the citizens, with rights restricted to those who live up to their responsibilities.


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5 months ago #9810863        
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Rivers makes poor voters! They just go with the flow!


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5 months ago #9811122        
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In Athens, Georgia, USA, we have The Tree That Owns Itself
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_That_Owns_Itself
So this is nothing new

5 months ago #9810894        
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@SchrodySweden The rivers can shoot us?! Oh no...
Water we going to do now?


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5 months ago #9811040        
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I’m all for bodies of water taking the law into their own hands.

Before environmental protections were put in place some of our rivers were so polluted that they would catch on fire. Some people (in the White House in particular) seem to think those were the good old days.

5 months ago #9810970        
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If corporations are people, why not rivers?

But if corporations are people and corporations commit crimes, why has no corporation ever been sent to jail? Or sentenced to death?


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5 months ago #9810965        
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It shows how silly and desperate it's gotten.

When here are certain demographics that are so hell bent on ruining the planet for fun and personal short term profit that al lthe normal, reasonable sensible actions, like laws and regulations and any kind of good sense enforcement or compliance are thrown out the window, it comes to this. Laws are blocked, regulations stripped, regulatory bodies gutted, and even if none of that happens, the dumpers continue to dump anyway and get a slap on the wrist, if anything.

I don't understand why some people are just so damn DESPERATE to ruin the planet. it's like a Captain Planet villain, where the bad guy is wringing their hands and going 'oh, i sure do love smog and toxic waste.'

It's sad and absurd that the only way left to twist their arms into not being disgusting slobs is to grant rights of person hood to geological features, so they can get the 'protection' of the constitution (which itself is laughable anymore).

To all those conservatives so hell bent on dumping industrial waste in the nearby river (or just your own trash) who say it's absurd to call a river a person? CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE. In fact, corporations have more rights than you do, seeing as how they can never get imprisoned, never get fined so much that their crime becomes unprofitable (IE they profit off of crime, even when busted), and get super special royal treatment in courts. They have more speech rights than you do (because money is speech, so no money, no speech; they have all the money, ergo all the speech) AND the right to buy politicians, with all that speech.

Only trouble is, rivers, being hippies, have no money. I'm sure the argument will devolve into whether or not rivers, as people, should get welfare checks. To then use to bribe politicians.

It's all so absurd.


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5 months ago #9810852        
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Great. River now can be sued for damages and will pay income tax.


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5 months ago #9810840        
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Welcome to America. “We’re all mad here.”


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