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Online kathyp

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i don't want to be running a company......
« on: May 19, 2009, 04:50:58 PM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/mergersNews/idUSN1943363120090519

yup, i think i'll go break out the tinfoil beanie now...........
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2009, 05:16:12 PM »
I rather enjoy my status as a worker bee. ;) Running/ owning any company these days could get you screwed.

I have an extra tinfoil hat I would be happy to loan you until you get your beanie. :-D

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2009, 05:34:21 PM »
every once in awhile i have to post this site.  i put it on another thread earlier.  it's an all time favorite of mine.

http://zapatopi.net/afdb/
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2009, 05:59:55 PM »
Hah! I love it! :-D

Btw, one of my favorite older movies is Conspiracy Theory with Gibson. It was funny and sad at the same time. :)

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2009, 06:22:54 PM »
neato, the corvette will max out at 57 mph, get 29.7 mpg, look like a gremlin, have a waiting list and come without a stereo.
no warrantees will be offered as they wont be needed cuz you'll die of old age before you get your car - maybe I'll buy a ford.
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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2009, 07:25:32 PM »
Perhaps they will have nifty names like;
The Fed
I R Service
Constitution Kicker
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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2009, 07:53:08 PM »
 /sigh

The whole auto world becoming govt run really bums me out.  I can only hope that Fiat can do something with Jeep  :thunder:

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2009, 11:13:38 PM »
/sigh

The whole auto world becoming govt run really bums me out.  I can only hope that Fiat can do something with Jeep  :thunder:

It's not the whole auto-world, or even the whole US auto world... just a couple of the biggest players that screwed up.

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2009, 11:31:30 PM »
when big player screw up, they should fail, not become government run companies.  any private sector company that becomes nationalized should set off major alarms, hugo.
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

 Alexis de Tocqueville

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2009, 11:32:56 PM »
when big player screw up, they should fail, not become government run companies.  any private sector company that becomes nationalized should set off major alarms, hugo.

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Re: i don't want to be running a company......
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2009, 07:06:44 AM »

It's not the whole auto-world, or even the whole US auto world... just a couple of the biggest players that screwed up.

Exactly, and the UAW cheered as the ship went down while blaming the company...