I don’t think my lurking counts as breaking the rules, I’m just fulfilling my commitment late.

      • @clubb@lemmy.world
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        171 month ago

        Pretty sure the US law doesn’t even understand that. Don’t they have 2nd amendament rights?

        • @anton@lemmy.blahaj.zone
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          191 month ago

          Citizens united and some other cases mean that:

          • Cooperations have first amendment rights
          • Donating money is a form of speech protected by the first amendment
          • therefore bribery is legal as long as it goes through PACs and is not obviously quid pro quo
          • @Excrubulent@slrpnk.net
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            71 month ago

            They don’t have the right to emancipation though. Like they are literally chattel. Weird how that part of personhood was overlooked, almost like the law was made ad-hoc to give their owners as much power as possible and not according to any real set of principles.

            • @KombatWombat@lemmy.world
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              31 month ago

              Corporate personhood is mostly for convenience. Otherwise a company would need an individual to buy and sell corporate property, and they would have to rearrange stuff like that whenever that person dies, retires, or does something else that restricts property use. And it means an individual wouldn’t be able to be a tyrant for everyone else working at the company just because everything is in their name.

              Importantly, it makes it much easier for customers to sue, since they only need to show the company wronged them in some way rather than an individual being personally responsible. Usually they would have no way of knowing who makes which decisions and has which responsibilities, and by suing the company as a whole. they don’t have to. The same applies for governments, police departments, school boards, etc.

              • @Excrubulent@slrpnk.net
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                11 month ago

                If it’s just for convenience then why were they given the right to speech which also happens to be a right to financial participation in the electoral process? You don’t need those things to run a business, but you absolutely can use them to accelerate the corruption of society.

                • @KombatWombat@lemmy.world
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                  11 month ago

                  For free speech, that would be similar. A company can have a social media account or make broadcasts or advertisements, and having to have an individual as a proxy would just be cumbersome. And yes, that includes things like lobbying. Otherwise, you could have a company pay for private individuals for the service of lobbying on their behalf and essentially have no cap or regulation. Formalizing what they are allowed to do also allows you to go after them for things they aren’t, again without needing to prove individual culpability. And if we decide they have too much influence in politics, it gives us a lever to pull to reign them in.

  • @soba@lemmy.ca
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    691 month ago

    There’s just something so pathetic about failing to start your dream company called X in 1999, and then twenty years later when your ultra rich buying some other company and renaming it X to try and finally feel like you won, you did it, you made a globally important social media company called x. The struggle is over. At last.

    • 𝕾𝖕𝖎𝖈𝖞 𝕿𝖚𝖓𝖆
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      451 month ago

      Speaking of abusive owner, I saw a Cybertruck in the wild for the first time today. Pictures and videos don’t do justice to how fucking atrocious those things are.

      • @CreateProblemsOP
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        61 month ago

        ME TOO! Yeah, it honestly doesn’t look real.

      • @Chobeo@discuss.online
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        31 month ago

        They seriously look like something Orange County Choppers would make to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary for a commercial stove manufacturer.

      • @AngryCommieKender@lemmy.world
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        I did as well. My housemate that was with me asked if Tesla was doing some sort of promotion where people could just drive the things around. She didn’t believe anyone would willingly buy something that looks like it was made for a '70s sci Fi C-movie.

        You’re correct that videos and pics don’t manage to capture the true hideousness of that thing. Can’t wait for the lawsuits when someone inevitably runs into a pedestrian with that front wedge. It’s also weirdly smaller than I expected it to be. The one I saw parked next to a crossover car/SUV and was barely bigger than that thing.

  • @Vespair@lemm.ee
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    601 month ago

    Small brain: Calling it X

    Big brain: Calling it twitter

    Galaxy brain: Not acknowledging that shithole at all

  • @lars@lemmy.sdf.org
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    141 month ago

    I’ve been known to deadname the one true church. Joseph Smith named it the Church of Christ, but the Mormon church is going through its little phase 💅 and insists on being called, and get this, no abbreviations allowed,

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

    • I got supremely lucky one day when they knocked on my door. I happened to be in the middle of carving up a full beef tenderloin flank into filets and tips, and was expecting company, so I didn’t bother cleaning up, putting on a shirt, or even putting the butchers knife down.

      So what they got to see was a 6’3" blonde haired, blue eyed, viking looking fucker open the door in shorts with blood covering my arms and the hand I was holding the knife in, (I took the time to wipe off one hand with wipes, dont want blood everywhere), who promptly yelled over his shoulder, “Hey guys you can let the goat go! I just found us a couple of virgins!”

      They scarpered quickly.

  • @CileTheSane@lemmy.ca
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    21 month ago

    I will happily call it ‘X’ because it is a stupid name and one of the dumbest decisions Elon has made and tried to enforce. Why are we trying to protect him from his stupidity?

  • @Tourma@lemmy.world
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    120 days ago

    I will say that if the old name was racist, stop fucking using it. The Washington Commanders, Cleveland Guardians, etc.

    Otherwise, fuck 'em.