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[–] Konstamokh 1 points 51 points (+52|-1) ago 

Vattenfall is suing Germany, because we stopped using nuclear power.

That is what could happen to all European countries. It's ridiculous and anti-democratic.

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[–] FlintRockBone 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

So why doesn't the government solve problems like that with force? I mean the US government kidnapped and tortured suspected terrorists for years (assuming that they ever stopped). It seems like it would only take a few disappearances for these types of legal problems to go away. The fact they corps and sue states and not have their ranks decimated lend credence to the theory that they are all working for the same powerful elites.

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[–] NeedleInAHaystack 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

i think you're right. the governments and these massive multinational corporations are becoming more and more apart of the same entity.

It's not the politicians money that gets taken, it's public funds, our funds.

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[–] josemon 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

It's Germany. They can't because of WW2. They have to lay low when it comes to martial power for a few generations. But yeah, maybe politicians are getting cuts from this. Actually, they are politicians, so for sure there is some gain for them.

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[–] Lodley 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So why doesn't the government solve problems like that with force?

Because the World Trade Organization (WTO) doesn't have any enforcement power. If Romania losses, it's up to Romania to pay up. If Romania won't then the company can go back to the WTO and ask to allow corrective tariffs to extract that money from Romanian imports to Canada. Then Canada has to create tariffs against Romanian imports, if Canada doesn't want to do that then the mining company is just out of luck.

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[–] Sorahzahd 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They kidnapped and tortured random people that were turned in via bounty hunters, you mean. "Suspected terrorist" is pushing it. Some were, obviously, but the vast majority, nope.

And really, let's not pretend they did that in the service of stopping terrorists.

The aim of the "War on Terrorism" is to bilk US taxpayers of their money by funneling it to no bid contracts. Torturing random people, who they knew were uninvolved, is in service to that goal, by creating more actual terrorists to keep the public scared.

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[–] 1421929? 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

/v/TPPrally

We need to put a stop to this.

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[–] bazaarcluster 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Wow so basically the Swedish goverment is suing Germany (as Vattenfall is owned by the state).