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if only this were say.... 10 years ago...
« on: June 03, 2008, 09:36:17 AM »

http://www.reuters.com/ar...SN0334749120080603?rpc=92
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Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century.
--  Chimpy McFlightsuit, CEO of Bu$hco Industries of 'Merka
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 09:43:46 AM »








Unrelated, but funny as hell.  NSFE&T.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 09:44:29 AM »


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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008, 09:47:03 AM »



GM-->Hummer-->Use up all the gas-->Gas left will be 10 bones a gallon.-->Mother Earth is pissed-->Israel is to blame-->Cubs win World Series.
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GM-->Hummer-->Use up all the gas-->Gas left will be 10 bones a gallon.-->Mother Earth is pissed-->Israel is to blame-->Cubs win World Series.

i should have been able to see that LOL
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008, 09:50:41 AM »

i just find it strange that a certain unnamed PHD pens fan who lives in pittsburgh always wants to blame the corporation and not the consumer.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008, 10:22:52 AM »

i just find it strange that a certain unnamed PHD pens fan who lives in pittsburgh always wants to blame the corporation and not the consumer.  Wink

the average consumer is dumb. dumber than *feces* in fact judging by the results on shows like 'are you smarter than a 5th grader' ...they will buy the maximum that they can afford from what they are given to choose from. use ads to convince them they need suvs to drive 1 mile to the grocery store with mom as the lone passenger to buy 2 items..... and Voilà it is done. factor in that the average 'korprashun  of GM's size should have slightly longer term knowledge and vision through market/resource/engineering/blahblah  research.... in short they should know what's going to happen to materials/energy prices....
... while they have some shareholder duty to return short term profits, they also have shareholder duty to not obliterate themselves into bankruptcy by not continuing to produce unsustainable worthless products. looking back to 1998 or so.... I would say give them a dose of medicine and force them to buy smarter.   it might hurt next quarter and next years profits, maybe even next 3 years profits, but you might still be around in 2020.  under the path chosen, by 2020 , GM will be as dead and gone as the dinosaurs that fueled them, and the fuel itself we're addicted to (separate rant) .   

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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008, 10:25:23 AM »

I like my explanation better.
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« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2008, 10:28:38 AM »

I like my explanation better.
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« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2008, 11:00:08 AM »

While I do not disagree with the assessment of the US auto industry's failures, I'm afraid I cannot comment any further.

See, I one of those dumb, dumber that *feces*, cannot out-smart a fifth grader folks that bought a Chevy Tahoe in all of its large, gas guzzling girth.  I don't regret it either, so I guess that also makes me the ugly American.

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See, I one of those dumb, dumber that *feces*, cannot out-smart a fifth grader folks that bought a Chevy Tahoe in all of its large, gas guzzling girth.  I don't regret it either, so I guess that also makes me the ugly American.

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seriously, the greatest crime committed by this country's government was not makine the EROEI/ oil crisis  public knowledge 20 years ago.  it has been known.  makes you wonder .
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« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2008, 03:47:16 PM »

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24951523/

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DETROIT - Cars outsold the top-selling Ford F-series truck in May for the first time since 1992, a sign of the rapid shift in customers’ preferences from trucks and SUVs to small cars that is forcing painful production cuts and plant closures at General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.


Dumb consumers.  Wink Devil

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« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2008, 03:58:09 PM »

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24951523/

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DETROIT - Cars outsold the top-selling Ford F-series truck in May for the first time since 1992, a sign of the rapid shift in customers’ preferences from trucks and SUVs to small cars that is forcing painful production cuts and plant closures at General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co.


Dumb consumers.  Wink Devil




well, instead of detroit forcing them into more fuel efficient cars,  expensive gas did.   same end result for the consumer, just time-shifted into a harder to take transition period

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« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2008, 04:08:31 PM »

With all due respect, most corporations are in the business of selling their customers what they want. It is the very rare (non-monopoly anyway) company that can build a successful business model on telling consumers what they want isn't really what they should have.
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2008, 04:10:38 PM »

With all due respect, most corporations are in the business of selling their customers what they want. It is the very rare (non-monopoly anyway) company that can build a successful business model on telling consumers what they want isn't really what they should have.

definitely true.  just most corporations also aren't selling products that get us overly wasting a critical, ever-dwindling natural resource that's for us,  the equivalent of crack to tyrone biggums.
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Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century.
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