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What is America's Most Evil Company?


#1 Xevious   Most Damned CAG Evar CAGiversary!   8923 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:51 PM

My friends were discussing this the other day. Here are a few names that we tossed up: Haliburton, Exxon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Starbucks, KFC, Microsoft...


What do you think is America's most Evil company?

#2 ElwoodCuse   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1554 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:53 PM

Clear Channel. Media consolidation is one of the biggest non-violent threats that we face today.

#3 basketkase543   I Heart Costco's Chicken CAGiversary!   3103 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:54 PM

Walmart goes up there as one of the worst.

#4 AnthonyRoundtree   CSM TO THE COURTESY DESK! CAGiversary!   1502 Posts   Joined 15.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:55 PM

Gamestop.

#5 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:56 PM

Virtucon Industries.

#6 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6469 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:56 PM

I think my opinion on this might change from month to month, but for right now my vote is Haliburton.

#7 Quackzilla   who am i? CAGiversary!   6050 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:56 PM

Halliburton.

#8 hutno   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2226 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:57 PM

M$, Not at the top of my lists but they deffinitely rank in the top 20

#9 Xevious   Most Damned CAG Evar CAGiversary!   8923 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:58 PM

Virtucon Industries.


Never heard of them...what do they do?

#10 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 04:58 PM

What's M Dollar Sign?

#11 hutno   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2226 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:00 PM

Microsoft

#12 PittsburghAfterDark   Registered Sex Offender CAGiversary!   3839 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:01 PM

Most evil? LOL, no, this isn't a slanted topic.

Popular consensus without anyone having to go through the replies is Halliburton.

Who do I think is the most evil? Sun Microsystems and Netscape. Since they can't compete with Microsoft head to head they call in the government under specious monopoly rules and try to break up America's most successful worldwide company.

They're like the little kid that can't make the baseball team and has his mom call and bitch out the coach until he does.

#13 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:01 PM

Virtucon Industries.


Never heard of them...what do they do?


They used to be in volitile chemicals, but changed over to communications. Also, they have a steel mill in Cleveland, do shipping in Texas, oil refineries in Seattle, a factory in Chicago that makes miniature models of factories, and they own the Franklin mint, which makes decorative hand-painted theme plates for collectors.

#14 Lootr2Core   Give a hoot don't loot. CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:02 PM

Vitrucon...

DR. EVIL
For thirty years, Number Two has run
Virtucon, the legitimate face of my
evil empire.

He hits a button. The conference table slowly rotates to
reveal a large, illuminated map of the United States dotted
by various miniature models.

NUMBER TWO
Over the last thirty years, Virtucon
has grown by leaps and bounds. About
fifteen years ago, we changed from
volatile chemicals to the
communication industry. We own cable
companies in thirty-eight states.

The thirty-eight states illuminate on the map.

NUMBER TWO
In addition to our cable holdings,
we own a steel mill in Cleveland.

A steel mill miniature illuminates in Cleveland.

NUMBER TWO
Shipping in Texas.

A ship off the coast of Texas illuminates.

NUMBER TWO
Oil refineries in Seattle.

An oil refinery illuminates in Seattle.

NUMBER TWO
And a factory in Chicago that makes
miniature models of factories.

The miniature model factory lights up in Chicago.

NUMBER TWO
We also own the Franklin mint, which
makes decorative hand-painted theme
plates for collectors.
(holds up plate)
Some plates, like the Gone With The
Wind series, have gone up in value
as much as two-hundred and forty
percent, but, as with any investment,
there is some risk involved.

#15 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:03 PM

Microsoft


Oh, Microsoft. How'd "M$" come out of your keyboard, then? That's a heck of a typo.

#16 Lootr2Core   Give a hoot don't loot. CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:04 PM

Posted Image

#17 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:06 PM

I mean, am I wrong? Virtucon is run by a guy named Evil. What more do you want?

#18 Lootr2Core   Give a hoot don't loot. CAGiversary!   1600 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:07 PM

My vote would be for myself

Posted Image

Well, that's odd.... I've just robbed a man of his livelihood, and yet I feel strangely empty. Tell you what, Smithers, - have him beaten to a pulp."

"I could crush him like an ant. But it would be too easy. No, revenge is a dish best served cold. I'll bide my time until.... Oh, what the hell. I'll just crush him like an ant."

"I should be able to run over as many kids as I want."

"Ha-ha! Smithers, this reminds me of that fat man I used to ride to work!"


"What good is money if it can't inspire terror in your fellow man?"

#19 ZForce915   Group hug! CAGiversary!   6469 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:07 PM

Microsoft


Oh, Microsoft. How'd "M$" come out of your keyboard, then? That's a heck of a typo.


This was adopted a little while back as an acceptable abbreviation of Microsoft.

#20 Tromack   Vitriolic since 1997 CAGiversary!   3226 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:07 PM

I'd say Enron. Halliburton and Walmart are also up there. But how can KFC be considered evil? All they do is offer me delicious fried chicken at an affordable price. And if you spout any of that urban legend animal 13/spider-chicken crap, I will smack you.

#21 hutno   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2226 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:08 PM

They are who you go to if you need a factory that specializes in making models of factories

#22 Tromack   Vitriolic since 1997 CAGiversary!   3226 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:09 PM

M$
http://www.penny-arc...002-07-22&res=l

#23 jmcc   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   9608 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:10 PM

Microsoft


Oh, Microsoft. How'd "M$" come out of your keyboard, then? That's a heck of a typo.


This was adopted a little while back as an acceptable abbreviation of Microsoft.


Seems like just plain old MS would be better. You don't have to move so far off the home row of the keyboard to get it. Who made it acceptable, anyway? Doesn't sound like a OED decision.

#24 ElwoodCuse   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1554 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:11 PM

They're like the little kid that can't make the baseball team and has his mom call and bitch out the coach until he does.


More like the little kid that can't even try out for the baseball team because the best player on the team won't let them.

Now I'm far from one of those "LOL M$ LOL" people but having one corporation be so big that it can just use this bigness rather than the merits of their product to succeed in the marketplace is a bad thing.

#25 Quackzilla   who am i? CAGiversary!   6050 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Quackzilla

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:14 PM

M$, Not at the top of my lists but they deffinitely rank in the top 20


They standardized the operating system.

Those evil bastards!

They make superior products so they can dominate the market!

I am glad the US gov is making them take out stuff like windows media player and the java player. If you can't just start up your computer and start using it (and have to spend hours downloading stuff) people will start buying Macintosh computers even though they are disgustingly high priced and MacOS is not compatible with most video game software.

I hope the whole "Personal affordable computer" industry goes down the toilet.

That was sarcasm.

If Bill Gates was smart Microsoft would be in Japan now, but he keeps manufacturing in the US to make more jobs.


I hate jackasses who jump on the "I hate Microsoft" bandwagon for no reason at all.

#26 hutno   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2226 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:17 PM

No I just hate the constant barage of trojans and viruses and the need for constant updates just to make sure my computer will still be up and running tomarrow. Windows has so many loop holes in their PC software that hackers can exploit that there is almost a daily need to update antivirus software.

#27 shortshire   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   133 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:18 PM

Microsoft

#28 dtcarson   No cute in-joke here. CAGiversary!   3407 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:23 PM

No I just hate the constant barage of trojans and viruses and the need for constant updates just to make sure my computer will still be up and running tomarrow. Windows has so many loop holes in their PC software that hackers can exploit that there is almost a daily need to update virus software.


Yes.
But.
That's like blaming Saturn or Honda for making a car that's popular for owners and car thieves.
"2003's most-stolen automobile was the 1995 Saturn SL...that car was closely followed by the 1998 Acura Integra and the 1994 Saturn SL."

Is Microsoft perfect? By no means.
Is their software perfect? No.
I'm actually surprised it works as well as it does, with so many different versions and user levels. I can create an Excel report, create a presentation about it in Powerpoint, and send it via Outlook to thousands of people who will all see the exact same thing.
Plus....if you get a virus or a trojan, you're doing something wrong. If I leave the keys in my car in a bad part of town, I don't blame BMW when I get back and it's gone.

#29 eldad9   Join Date: Jun 2002 CAGiversary!   3958 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:24 PM

SCO GROUP INC (NasdaqSC:SCOX)

A Lindon, Utah based racketeering operation with no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Once a vendor of Unix, now their only reason for staying open is trying to get companies to believe they own portions of the Linux operating system and any company using Linux should pay them $699 (or whatever) per server.

They're currently involved in at least four lawsuits, involving IBM, Red Hat, Novell, Autozone, and Daimler-Chrysler. They have no chance of winning any of them.

At different times they have been known to claim you don't have a right to distribute your own software for free because it's anticonstitutional, claim they have proof IBM misappropriated their code while telling the courts they need many more months and IBM's cooperation to find such proof, and that they own source code later found to be in the public domain.

On a positive note, their stock's down more than 7% today, and it's at its 52 week low, losing more than 80% over its high point.

More at http://www.groklaw.net/ .

#30 Cornfedwb   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3353 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 05:25 PM

My dear lord I want to track down the OP as well as many of the posters in this thread and just beat them down. Ok, listen closely people...

MAKING MONEY DOES NOT MAKE YOU EVIL

We live it a Capitilist economy, they have every right to make money, in fact I applaud them for doing it. Halliburton is NOT evil, MS is NOT evil, Bill Gates is not Satan.. in fact you should look up to him as a capitilist hero. Goddamn hippy uneducated socialists piss me the Fuck off.

If you don't like capitalism, move to China you pantywaist "non-conformist" hippy communists.