[LMB] Genetic engineering

Eric Oppen ravenclaweric at gmail.com
Sun Oct 13 01:11:31 BST 2019


As I understand it, PG&E can't clear brush and trees away from its power
lines, for reasons.

On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 6:40 PM A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com>
wrote:

>
> On Oct 11, 2019, at 5:13 PM, Jelbelser <jelbelser at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > Luke:
> >>
> >> And to step back to corporations, what's important for a corporation
> >> is that it provides a service to society and a decent living for its
> >> workers. That's it. Profit targets mean nothing unless you're Mr.
> >> Moneybags the large-scale shareholder.
> >>
> Jelbelser: I take it that you do not participate in any stock-holding
> retirement account.
> >
> >
> > A service to society, a decent living for its employees, AND a
> reasonable return to investors, or the company won’t exist.
> >
> > Janet in TN
>
> PG&E, bane of most of California.
>
> No other utility in the US “proactively” shuts of power to millions of
> customers to CYA that they won’t maintain their equipment, underground
> power lines, or take responsibility financially and otherwise.
>
> My power didn’t go off, and I’m grateful I didn’t have a medical or
> commercial need for its presence. Not everyone can afford backup generators.
>
> Conditions they cited for the shutdown did not occur in the GBA below Napa
> and Sonoma counties.
>
> They’re in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, not for the first time. Instead of doing
> anything real to prevent more explosions and wildfires caused by their
> neglect, many millions of dollars are being given in bonuses to shirking
> executives.
>
> I believe the shareholders are happy: fiduciary duty to them outweighs, by
> law I am told, their duties to customers and the communities they ‘serve’.
> Said laws need rewriting. Said culture needs rewiring.
>
> And don’t get me started on Nestlé, Monsanto/DuPont/Bayer, it won’t be
> pretty.
>
> A. Marina Fournier
> Valley of Heart’s Delight, CA
> saffronrose at me.com
> sent from iFionnghuala
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