Corporate Greed

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Have you noticed people around the country protesting near a government facility? It started on September 17, 2011. One month later similar thousands of people have joined the protest. It has spread in different parts of the world; protesting against “Corporate greed”. The group started in a park next to Wall Street, mainly by college kids spreading the word in social networks. They created a grass roots movement with a slogan “We are the 99%. Saying we the regular people work for the 1% that control all the wealth in the U.S. and certainly the world. Their message is that corporations must make profits no matter what the cost is. They create pollution, destruction, monopolize markets, and break laws; lobbying in Congress to enact laws so they can continue to control their greed. For example the BP oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, getting only a slap in their hands. For the past 20 years corporations have been gaining power from a law stating that corporations can be classified as legal entities. Having the same rights as individuals, but with little risk, in case they go bankrupt. During the Iraq war a corporation named Blackwater controlled security giving them power beyond the army. Halliburton was awarded trouble free pipelines filled with oil so they can charge anything to the American people. Mean while here at home, the pharmaceutical industry has paid millions of dollars to the Food Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute to sell exclusive drugs and patent procedures to combat cancer. The unfortunate thing is that the medications and procedures only kill people instead of helping them fight the decease. Take chemotherapy, it kills all the good cells to fight cancer hoping the body will create more good cells than bad ones. Since the early 70’s a clinic in Houston, Texas led by a Dr. Burzynski has treated cancer patients with a much better success rate than any other treatment available today. He discovered...
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