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#81 AnBr

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Posted 15 April 2019 - 03:02 PM

This is why I think we need to revisit corporate and LLC laws. The people that make the decisions that lead to corporate malfeasance need to face the consequences of those decisions, both civil and criminal and not hide behind corporate protections. As someone said of Mitten's "corporations are people" statement, "I'll believe that when Texass executes one."
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Posted 11 July 2019 - 03:57 PM

Now it’s Ford’s turn, old joke that “FORD” stood for “Fix Or Repair Daily” notwithstanding:

https://www.usatoday...ect/1701433001/

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The cars, many of which randomly lose power on freeways and have unexpectedly bolted into intersections, were put on sale in 2010-11 as the nation emerged from the Great Recession. At least 1.5 million remain on the road and continue to torment their owners — and Ford.

The automaker pushed past company lawyers’ early safety questions and a veteran development engineer’s warning that the cars weren’t roadworthy, internal emails and documents show. Ford then declined, after the depth of the problem was obvious, to make an expensive change in the transmission technology.

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 09:04 AM

View PostBact PhD, on 11 July 2019 - 03:57 PM, said:

Now it’s Ford’s turn, old joke that “FORD” stood for “Fix Or Repair Daily” notwithstanding:

https://www.usatoday...ect/1701433001/

Meanwhile Republicans and particularly the Trump administration are all about increased "self regulation." That translates to "they can externalize a pile of costs, screw over people, and as a rich / politically connected person I'm pretty sure it will never impact me."
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