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06-08-2012, 04:35 AM
RE: Perspective on quality of life and NASA.
(05-08-2012 09:06 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(05-08-2012 08:54 PM)Jeff Wrote:  Chas, this discussion has gotten too hypothetical. Tell me the name of a company that was wholesale dismantled.

Boston Digital Corp. purchased and dismantled by Agie-Charmilles.

Google isn't turning up much. Do you have a link to the story of what happened?
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06-08-2012, 05:20 AM
RE: Perspective on quality of life and NASA.
(06-08-2012 04:35 AM)Jeff Wrote:  
(05-08-2012 09:06 PM)Chas Wrote:  Boston Digital Corp. purchased and dismantled by Agie-Charmilles.

Google isn't turning up much. Do you have a link to the story of what happened?

I was there, what do you want to know?

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06-08-2012, 06:04 AM
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(05-08-2012 12:58 PM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  better equality for everyone.

One or the other. Not both. Angel

And peps say "angry atheist" like it's a bad thing. Big Grin

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06-08-2012, 06:26 AM
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(06-08-2012 05:20 AM)Chas Wrote:  
(06-08-2012 04:35 AM)Jeff Wrote:  Google isn't turning up much. Do you have a link to the story of what happened?

I was there, what do you want to know?

Enough details to understand who owned it, why they sold it, who bought it, why they bought it, and what did they do after they bought it. Though as an employee, I'm not sure if you can give an impartial view of the situation. That's why I'd prefer an external link.
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06-08-2012, 06:43 AM
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(06-08-2012 06:26 AM)Jeff Wrote:  
(06-08-2012 05:20 AM)Chas Wrote:  I was there, what do you want to know?

Enough details to understand who owned it, why they sold it, who bought it, why they bought it, and what did they do after they bought it. Though as an employee, I'm not sure if you can give an impartial view of the situation. That's why I'd prefer an external link.

I wasn't an employee when it was dismantled; I had left as I saw bad things ahead.

The company was founded in the 60's and created the very first CNC machine tools.

The founders sold it to a group of investors when they were old enough to want to retire. This group ran it for some years and sold it to Agie-Charmilles, a Swiss conglomerate in the machining industry.

They cherry-picked the technology and product lines and shut down the company.

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06-08-2012, 06:56 AM
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(04-08-2012 11:20 AM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  I am referring to off shore tax havens. For instance in panama there is at least 2 trillion dollars of the bail out money being stored there right now. That money is doing nothing. The point is that they have rigged the system in their favor. All of them have made record profits for what?

WTF ? Provide a source. What "bail out" are you talking about ?
http://projects.propublica.org/bailout/main/summary
Since the entire "bail out" was not even 1 trillion, please tell us where they got all the rest, and what happened to all the rest that went elsewhere, and was paid back.

And as for the cellphones, and the "how do you know it wasn't stolen",
a. in the US, there are many very easy ways to provide proof of ownership, which trumps possesion. It happens all the time, (bills, receipts).
b. there is this itsy bitsy teeny weeny thingy in US law, that says something really stupid thing like : "innocent until proven guilty".

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06-08-2012, 01:41 PM
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(06-08-2012 06:56 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  
(04-08-2012 11:20 AM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  I am referring to off shore tax havens. For instance in panama there is at least 2 trillion dollars of the bail out money being stored there right now. That money is doing nothing. The point is that they have rigged the system in their favor. All of them have made record profits for what?

WTF ? Provide a source. What "bail out" are you talking about ?
http://projects.propublica.org/bailout/main/summary
Since the entire "bail out" was not even 1 trillion, please tell us where they got all the rest, and what happened to all the rest that went elsewhere, and was paid back.

And as for the cellphones, and the "how do you know it wasn't stolen",
a. in the US, there are many very easy ways to provide proof of ownership, which trumps possesion. It happens all the time, (bills, receipts).
b. there is this itsy bitsy teeny weeny thingy in US law, that says something really stupid thing like : "innocent until proven guilty".

Here just took a second of research. Not my problem if you all care to continue to live blind. http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/78-...n-bailout/ http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/...aphic.html

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06-08-2012, 01:43 PM
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(06-08-2012 01:41 PM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  
(06-08-2012 06:56 AM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  WTF ? Provide a source. What "bail out" are you talking about ?
http://projects.propublica.org/bailout/main/summary
Since the entire "bail out" was not even 1 trillion, please tell us where they got all the rest, and what happened to all the rest that went elsewhere, and was paid back.

And as for the cellphones, and the "how do you know it wasn't stolen",
a. in the US, there are many very easy ways to provide proof of ownership, which trumps possesion. It happens all the time, (bills, receipts).
b. there is this itsy bitsy teeny weeny thingy in US law, that says something really stupid thing like : "innocent until proven guilty".

Here just took a second of research. Not my problem if you all care to continue to live blind. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/...aphic.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/78-...n-bailout/

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06-08-2012, 04:21 PM (This post was last modified: 06-08-2012 04:44 PM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: Perspective on quality of life and NASA.
(06-08-2012 01:43 PM)LabMonster13 Wrote:  Here just took a second of research. Not my problem if you all care to continue to live blind. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/...aphic.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2008/11/78-...n-bailout/

You asserted that there were over two trillion dollars, TODAY, in Panamanian banks, appartently based off an article written in 2008, and 2009, which says absolutely nothing about Panama.

I provided a current impeccable source.

Maybe if you had taken that high school Econ you might know the different between committed and spent. To all relgionists, and people who think they get to make up stuff, and get others to believe it, I say :

Yes, and the moon is made of green cheese. Thumbsup

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06-08-2012, 04:49 PM
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(06-08-2012 04:21 PM)Bucky Ball Wrote:  Yes, and the moon is made of green cheese. Thumbsup

but the real question is; if it were made of ribs, would ya have some?

So many cats, so few good recipes.
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