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    Default GOP Nominee Romney Made Millions From Disposing Aborted Fetuses

    Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics. Coming during the heat of the GOP primaries, as Romney tried to sell South Carolina Republicans on his pro-life bona fides, the revelation had the potential to damage the candidate's reputation among values voters already suspicious of his shifting position on abortion.

    But Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney founded, tamped down the controversy. The company said Romney left the firm in February 1999 to run the troubled 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and likely had nothing to with the deal. The matter never became a campaign issue. But documents filed by Bain and Stericycle with the Securities and Exchange Commission—and obtained by Mother Jones—list Romney as an active participant in the investment. And this deal helped Stericycle, a company with a poor safety record, grow, while yielding tens of millions of dollars in profits for Romney and his partners. The documents—one of which was signed by Romney—also contradict the official account of Romney's exit from Bain.


    But the document Romney signed related to the Stericycle deal did identify him as a participant in that particular deal and the person in charge of several Bain entities. (Did Bain and Romney file a document with the SEC that was not accurate?) Moreover, in 1999, Bain and Romney both described his departure from Bain not as a resignation and far from absolute. On February 12, 1999, the Boston Herald reported, "Romney said he will stay on as a part-timer with Bain, providing input on investment and key personnel decisions."
    Two questions here:

    -Did Romney lie about the timing of his departure from Bain?
    -Does the fact that he made money off disposing aborted fetuses hurt him with the pro-life crowd???

    ETA: for those interested in learning more about Stericycle, you can find info HERE
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    third question is romney actually a us citizen?
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    Lies and hypocricy from a "conservative" politician? No ****ing way?

    "Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

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    I have a slightly related question in regards to pro-life. Aren't most Pro-life people (perhaps even Romney) also in favor of the death penalty?


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    ok and all the Democrats are up on the "Pedestal of Honesty"
    Quote Originally Posted by lmeister3 View Post
    Lies and hypocricy from a "conservative" politician? No ****ing way?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitches View Post
    I have a slightly related question in regards to pro-life. Aren't most Pro-life people (perhaps even Romney) also in favor of the death penalty?
    Many, yes. The reasoning being that the conceived life doesn't get a choice in whether or not it's aborted, while it does have a choice in whether or not it's executed by the state for heinous crimes.

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    More twisted crap. Tell the whole story. Stericycle disposed of all types of medical waste. The "fetus'" you refer to were a very very small portion of the waste disposed of. There are not companies that dispose of just "fetuses" . You either dispose of all the waste or non of it. It was a business opportunity. Somebody is going to provide the service.



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    Two questions here:

    -Did Romney lie about the timing of his departure from Bain?
    -Does the fact that he made money off disposing aborted fetuses hurt him with the pro-life crowd???

    ETA: for those interested in learning more about Stericycle, you can find info HERE



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    Quote Originally Posted by Desides View Post
    Many, yes. The reasoning being that the conceived life doesn't get a choice in whether or not it's aborted, while it does have a choice in whether or not it's executed by the state for heinous crimes.
    I guess that is indeed one way to justify such a stance. Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stringer Bell View Post



    Two questions here:

    -Did Romney lie about the timing of his departure from Bain?
    -Does the fact that he made money off disposing aborted fetuses hurt him with the pro-life crowd???

    ETA: for those interested in learning more about Stericycle, you can find info HERE
    -was Bain doing this part of the reason Romney left the company??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2socks View Post
    More twisted crap. Tell the whole story. Stericycle disposed of all types of medical waste. The "fetus'" you refer to were a very very small portion of the waste disposed of. There are not companies that dispose of just "fetuses" . You either dispose of all the waste or non of it. It was a business opportunity. Somebody is going to provide the service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unluckyluciano View Post
    third question is romney actually a us citizen?
    Wasn't he born in mexico in a polygamist camp?

    On a serious note. Doesn't this mean Romney wins the nomination? I mean, he disposed of fetuses. Dead fetuses are right in democrats wheelhouse so they should be trampling over each other to the poll booths in November to vote for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitches View Post
    I have a slightly related question in regards to pro-life. Aren't most Pro-life people (perhaps even Romney) also in favor of the death penalty?
    Yes. And war is ok too. Even the Vatican is ok with war. Doesn't like it, nor the death penalty.

    I personally don't like or care for the death penalty. But we're talking about something that's about to become a cute, innocent little baby vs


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    Quote Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
    Yes. And war is ok too. Even the Vatican is ok with war. Doesn't like it, nor the death penalty.

    I personally don't like or care for the death penalty. But we're talking about something that's about to become a cute, innocent little baby vs

    Do you really want to use what the Vatican's has been ok with?

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    I'm for the death penalty (with even more frequency than it's currently used, albeit not at the current cost), I'm just not a pro-lifer (as it's currently defined). Being pro-life and pro-death penalty just didn't make sense to me until Desides clarified it for me.


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    I am only for the death penalty for liberals

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    ..vs "Obama Administration smuggled guns into Mexico, knowing they would wind up in the hands of gangsters who would use them to kill innocent Mexican citizens with a goal of altering US law"?

    Hmm, this seems a fairly clear morally turpitude comparison SB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitches View Post
    I have a slightly related question in regards to pro-life. Aren't most Pro-life people (perhaps even Romney) also in favor of the death penalty?
    Funny, I always thought it was Libs want to kill babies, but let baby killers go free.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finascious D View Post
    Do you really want to use what the Vatican's has been ok with?
    Do you really have to go there?

    His question was honest. And one that's brought up a lot by liberals. How can you be for pro-life and pro-death penalty.

    So I bring up the extreme example of an organization that abhors death in any way. And bring out their reason that even they accept war and the death penalty even if they don't like it.

    Keep to the topic on hand instead of bringing up tangential topics or I can ask why would we ever bring up Democrat Party reasoning since they are the only party to have a racist military arm (KKK) and the only President ever to order and conduct a concentration camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdang307 View Post
    Do you really have to go there?

    His question was honest. And one that's brought up a lot by liberals. How can you be for pro-life and pro-death penalty.

    So I bring up the extreme example of an organization that abhors death in any way. And bring out their reason that even they accept war and the death penalty even if they don't like it.

    Keep to the topic on hand instead of bringing up tangential topics or I can ask why would we ever bring up Democrat Party reasoning since they are the only party to have a racist military arm (KKK) and the only President ever to order and conduct a concentration camp.
    Um, yeah I should stay on topic. I should quit bringing up war, the vatican and manson. I can't believe I'd take the thread off topic like that....oh wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finascious D View Post
    Um, yeah I should stay on topic. I should quit bringing up war, the vatican and manson. I can't believe I'd take the thread off topic like that....oh wait.
    Sorry, I didn't mean to go off topic.


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