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Posted: 15 December 2005 04:20 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Weblinkhosting.com, a web hosting company in New York is set to do what no hosting company has done before. That is to legally adopt a child under the name of the company. The child will live at the web hosting data center where he will be provided with food, clothing, shelter and love from the owner and employee

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Posted: 15 December 2005 11:20 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The Truman Show did it better.

I can’t imagine that any state would allow a business to adopt a child anyway.  I think only individuals or couples can adopt.

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Posted: 15 December 2005 11:58 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Charybdis - 15 December 2005 04:20 PM

The Truman Show did it better.

I can’t imagine that any state would allow a business to adopt a child anyway.  I think only individuals or couples can adopt.

Certainly looks like a hoax to me.  I’ve found a few articles relating it, but none from what I would consider reputable news sources.
But if it is true, and they are legally allowed to adopt, I will put much more serious thought into becoming a professional terrorist.

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Posted: 16 December 2005 12:48 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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It wouldn’t really differ much, though, from the way that many children in other cultures are raised.  In many places, the whole community takes part in raising a child.  Of course, they don’t usually take commercial advantage of the situation, which this company would probably end up doing if they actually carried this idea through.

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Posted: 16 December 2005 09:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I wonder what happens if the company goes bankrupt. Will the kid be sold for the benefit of the creditors?

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Posted: 17 December 2005 07:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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The stalk owners will get him.

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Posted: 17 December 2005 07:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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But in little pieces, say someone with only one stalk will get the top portion of his left pinky toenail, etc.

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Posted: 23 December 2005 11:42 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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I bet at some point companies will be able to do this, probably a loopole in all the political correctness crap or something.

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Posted: 23 December 2005 04:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Thunderstruck - 23 December 2005 04:42 PM

I bet at some point companies will be able to do this, probably a loopole in all the political correctness crap or something.

Well, for some horrible reason, companies usually are considered human beings by the law.

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Posted: 24 December 2005 06:35 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Citizen Premier - 23 December 2005 09:23 PM
Thunderstruck - 23 December 2005 04:42 PM

I bet at some point companies will be able to do this, probably a loopole in all the political correctness crap or something.

Well, for some horrible reason, companies usually are considered human beings by the law.

huh? how do you mean?

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Posted: 24 December 2005 04:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Cute hoax though.  I like the idea of choosing the sex by the toss of a coin.

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Posted: 24 December 2005 05:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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Well, Thunder, the word “corporation” comes from the Latin “corpus”, which means “body”. The idea is that you can create a body, and thus legal entity in the eyes of society. A corporation only exists on paper, and usually owns assets. People will “incorporate” a business to remove liability from themselves. If Joe owns a store, and somebody falls and breaks a hip in the store, they can sue Joe for his store PLUS his personal property (home, cars, jewelry, etc.). If Joe incorporates his store, he creates a legal entity, Joe’s Store, and the assets would be the store and all of its wares. Now, if that somebody falls and breaks a hip in the store, they can still sue, but only the store and its wares are up for grabs, not Joe’s personal property.

In the United States, corporations are allowed to influence politics by backing candidates and donating to political campaigns. I am rather disturbed by the fact that they are allowed to contribute much more than individual citizens are. Personally, I don’t think corporations should be able to donate any money to political campaigns because they do not have the right to vote. Thus, I do not think they should be allowed to influence the outcome of an election.

Is it legal for a corporation to adopt a child? I don’t think there are specific laws against it, which would probably make it allowable. But I think public opinion would be so against a company doing it that it would be a death blow to any company that did it. If a company did do it, I’m sure governments would start enacting legislation to make it illegal.

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