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What is America's Most Evil Company?


#61 ex0   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1156 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:51 PM

They ARE a atkins-friendly food.. where is the problem and how in the hell does this make KFC evil? They dont' say KFC is healthy and good for all diets.. they say its low-carb, high-protein... which is IS.

Dumbass.


Cornfed. Your missing the whole point. It doesn't matter whether KFC is atkins friendly. its the fact that they are advertising themselves as diet food.

If you ask any nutritionist or doctor accross the country if a person should eat KFC to lose weight, the answer will always be NO. Fried Chicken is not what you should eat to lose weight - pure and simple.

Those KFC commercials are nothing more than propaganda. If you buy into that, then you are the dumb-ass and I'd suspect fat-ass too!

According to Atkins, the low carb, high protein qualities are what makes you lose weight. Half the reason all these idiots who buy into the low-carb fad think that they can eat all this fattening food and still lose a ton of weight.

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

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 06:53 PM

Bag O BROKEN Glass.

My favorite though was "Invisible Pedestrian" which was nothing more than a black hood, black shirt, black mask and black pants. That was their Halloween costume.

In all seriousness you have to say Nestle is well up there on the list of evil companies. Was it the 60's or 70's? Anywho they gave out formula to new mothers in Africa to feed their babies. Basically they only gave them enough so that if they quit breast feeding by the time they ran out of formula the breasts had stopped producing milk.

Then they had to buy formula they couldn't afford and mix it in unsanitary water or their babies would starve. Yeah, that qualifies in anyones book as evil.

#63 Sheik Rattle Enroll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:01 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 shaq-fu off.

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


I don't think people are saying that any of these companies are evil for making money, more how they make it. For example, Haliburton got caught out for misbilling the government to the tunes of millions of dollars, and is under investigation for their business dealings with Iran. And you have companies like SCO going nuts suing people just so their CEO and such could make a quick buck off selling their stock even though they know they won't win the lawsuits in the end.

And you do realize that we don't live in a pure Capitalist society, right? There's subsidies, grants, trade restrictions, social security, etc, etc. If you like pure capitalism so much, and hate people being free to express their views so much, move to some 3rd world dictatorship you facist. Don't tell me you're one of those people that call our government a Democracy and not a Republic too. I can't stand people who tell other people to leave the country but can't even comprehend the constitution.

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

Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:08 PM

Atkins IS a diet, KFC is Atkins-friendly.. thus yes, Atkins is a diet food. Diet does not have to mean low-fat.

And just for those of you who were commenting on Atkins.. I lost over 65 pounds in 3 months on Atkins and have kept it off for 2 years now. It does work, very, very well.

Also.. I can't find a link, but the lastest American Health Journal had an article about mutiple reports showing low-carb, high-protein dieters tend to lose more weight, keep it off longer and have lower cholestoral counts.

#65 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18071 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:13 PM

I'd have to say Wal-Mart just for the fact that they have taken out most of the mom and Pop shops as well as a lot of their competition with there low prices. They take people's lives away from them when they take their business from them, how is a person suppose to buy there low price products if he doesn't have enough money to support his family?

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

Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:15 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 shaq-fu off.

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


I don't think people are saying that any of these companies are evil for making money, more how they make it. For example, Haliburton got caught out for misbilling the government to the tunes of millions of dollars, and is under investigation for their business dealings with Iran. And you have companies like SCO going nuts suing people just so their CEO and such could make a quick buck off selling their stock even though they know they won't win the lawsuits in the end.

And you do realize that we don't live in a pure Capitalist society, right? There's subsidies, grants, trade restrictions, social security, etc, etc. If you like pure capitalism so much, and hate people being free to express their views so much, move to some 3rd world dictatorship you facist. Don't tell me you're one of those people that call our government a Democracy and not a Republic too. I can't stand people who tell other people to leave the country but can't even comprehend the constitution.


Ahhh, the voice of ignorance rears its head again. I never said we live in a pure Capitalist society.. in fact we're beginning to tend heavily towards Socialism. That doesn't mean I have to like it, or enjoy listening to childish intellectual neanderthals calling a company "evil" for continuing its capatilistic ways.

The OP listed Starbucks.. I can almost guarantee you his reasoning is something along the lines of "They're everwhere, and they take over all the small, family-run businesses when they come into town".. many people have mentioned Walmart as evil.. probably for the same ignorant reason. First off, there is a reason Starbucks and Walmart kick the small businesses out.. they're BETTER than them, Starbucks has damn good coffee, Walmart has damn good prices. Secondly, thats capitilism, that's what our economy and our country was built on.. if people can't understand that, there's no reason to listen to their ramblings.



Oh yes.. the comment about calling our country a Democracy and not a Republic.. explain that. Anyone who understands the difference realizes our country is a Democratic Republic.. pure and simple. Was that just a random comment or does that have some sort of thought behind it?

edit - Thanks for helping me prove one of my points hiccupleftovers

#67 Sheik Rattle Enroll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:15 PM

I'd say the Atkins fad is fairly evil because it promises people a quick and dangerous solution to a deeper problem.

The only studies I've ever seen that showed Atkins dieters having lower cholesterol than a control group had the Atkins dieters taking fish oil supplements.

The reason Atkins dieters lose weight so quickly is because they cut out sugar. Studies have shown that the daily caloric increase in the average American's diet since 1970 is almost entirely sugar and corn syrup.

Eating sensibly will have the same net effect as the Atkins diet, but without the health risks. Calories are calories plain and simple. In fact, your body has to expend extra calories to convert protein and carbs to fat for storage, while fat is already just that, fat. I've been in great shape my whole life, just by eating sensibly, no magic diets.

#68 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18071 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:16 PM

Oh, I just got another one, best BUy. I can't seem to find the article, but the one where the CEO or something like that proclaims that customers that only buy at sales or cheap product or have to talk to an employ for a good amount of time are "Demon Customers" :twisted:

#69 Admiral Ackbar   It's a trap! CAGiversary!   15849 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:20 PM

I dunno. There are a lot of great and awful companies. Let me put in a controversial response. A lot of people will disagree with me, but I think that for a company that espouses high ethical standards, Google is actually pretty disappointing. They talk the talk, and a lot of people follow it, but they don't really walk the ethical walk.

But as with any large entity there is certain to be some level of corruption. So there are bad and good things with all companies.

#70 Sheik Rattle Enroll   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   265 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:22 PM

A Democracy implies that the people directly control the government. I've got nothing against people calling our government a Democratic Republic, however, even if it is somewhat inaccurate. A Democratic Republic would be a government in which the people directly elect their representatives, which is not the case here. We have representatives appointed by other representatives in many positions of government, so it's certainly not "pure and simple".

And you're calling me ignorant yet you're making assumptions as to how other people reason?

And like I said before, if you don't like the American economic system, or people expressing their views, take your own advice and leave.

#71 Kicker00   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   792 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:34 PM

gameshit aka gamestop

#72 jeffreyjrose   Sporadic Gaming Addict CAGiversary!   2263 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:39 PM

Walmart.

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

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:44 PM

Aren't we technically in 'Representative Republic'? I think a *pure* democracy would be bad--there would be so many ballots, and so many things on them, that it would be impossible for most people to be even remotely educated on most of them, and we'd vote so much, it would lose its percieved importance to most people.
Now, if we put in a few handicapping rules, like 'Nothing changes without X% of the VAP voting', or something, that could help.

What does Google claim to do that's 'ethical'? [I'm asking out of ignorance, I just use their website].

Think about this: John Wayne Gacy, Charles Manson, Richard Ramirez....they all worked for somebody, at some time. That doesn't make the company they worked for 'evil'.

The Atkins fad is pretty bad, but it's only worse in quantity, not quality, than every other fad diet or workout craze. It just annoys the crap out of me how prevalent it is. And yes, partof it is people looking for the quick fix. Did anyone read FoxTrot last Sunday?

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

Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:52 PM

Adding more fuel to the fire, here is an article on Abercrombie & Fitch. They have a large descrimination suit filed against them. Personally, for me its a toss up between them and Walmart.


http://search.netsca....afjustice.com/

#75 Eltis   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   92 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:56 PM

First off, there is a reason Starbucks and Walmart kick the small businesses out.. they're BETTER than them, Starbucks has damn good coffee, Walmart has damn good prices. Secondly, thats capitilism, that's what our economy and our country was built on.. if people can't understand that, there's no reason to listen to their ramblings.


I don't know about Starbucks, but Walmart was well known for selling specific items (ie: medications) below cost and taking the temporary financial hit to put smaller competitors out of business so that they could inflate the prices later.

That is illegal, unethical, and pretty much qualifies as evil if anything does.

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

Posted 21 July 2004 - 07:59 PM

First off, there is a reason Starbucks and Walmart kick the small businesses out.. they're BETTER than them, Starbucks has damn good coffee, Walmart has damn good prices. Secondly, thats capitilism, that's what our economy and our country was built on.. if people can't understand that, there's no reason to listen to their ramblings.


I don't know about Starbucks, but Walmart was well known for selling specific items (ie: medications) below cost and taking the temporary financial hit to put smaller competitors out of business so that they could inflate the prices later.

That is illegal, unethical, and pretty much qualifies as evil if anything does.


Walmart also has a descrimation lawsuit against them too. Apparently, women have a lot of trouble moving up the corporate ladder.

#77 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18071 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 July 2004 - 08:00 PM

First off, there is a reason Starbucks and Walmart kick the small businesses out.. they're BETTER than them, Starbucks has damn good coffee, Walmart has damn good prices. Secondly, thats capitilism, that's what our economy and our country was built on.. if people can't understand that, there's no reason to listen to their ramblings.


I don't know about Starbucks, but Walmart was well known for selling specific items (ie: medications) below cost and taking the temporary financial hit to put smaller competitors out of business so that they could inflate the prices later.

That is illegal, unethical, and pretty much qualifies as evil if anything does.


You are quite correct. They sort of did what Microsoft did to their competition.

#78 gamefreak   PC Guru CAGiversary!   652 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 04:47 PM

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


Seconded followed closly by M$osft.

#79 AlbinoNinja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2607 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:47 PM

Abercrombie has a huge chance (how can you advertise clothes with naked models!?!)

But The Most Evil Industry no one suggested:

Nickelodeon!!!
Seriously, when kids are bored, the watch TV (as does the rest of america), but by saturating their channel with childrens shows, Nickelodeon actually has control over what children like/don't like. Never noticed it?

By slapping little icons on an item and advertising it between their mountains of repeats, nickelodeon can sell anything to anyone. No matter how evil the item is (Ghetto Barbie Dolls, anyone?)

This affects american youth and the american culture, mostly negatively.

#80 TomCloud9   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   730 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2004 - 08:51 PM

Martha Stewart Co. Crazy bitch

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 09:59 PM

I can't believe no one has mentioned the evil evil Umbrella company, the damn people made a zombie virus for god sakes.

And leave Microsoft alone, at least they made the XBOX and thier logical extension XBOX LIVE (greatest online experience ever)

But, "fo" real you want evil corporation look no further than Electronic Arts, buying up every single game franchise that they can get thier hand on and bastardizing the Marvel VS series.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:02 PM

any insurance company (health car home any type)

the creat a false sense of hope and sercuity then they dont cover everything WTF.

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:10 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 shaq-fu off.

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


has nothing to do with making money but here in america corporations say that they will help our schools and create new american jobs and give back to the community. which all do not, they end up starting a factory in america after 5 years close it and move overseas. it is not the peoples over seas fault. it is dirty american companys.

#84 vanlandw   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1793 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:22 PM

SBC...don't even get me started with them...ugh

#85 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18071 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:32 PM

any insurance company (health car home any type)

the creat a false sense of hope and sercuity then they dont cover everything WTF.


I can't believe that I didn't think of this one. I totally second this one, they are some of the most evil companies out there3. You pay them everyone month, though nothing is wrong, but once something happens, god forbid an illness or car wreck or something, they don't want to pay or if they do it is only for two days or something very meager.

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

Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:44 PM

SBC...don't even get me started with them...ugh


I dont own a cell phone but I always hear complaints about cell phone companies. I'm suprised no one mentioned any here.

#87 AlbinoNinja   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2607 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:47 PM

we can't forget they make things more confusing than it needs to be.

as for the capitalist, making money does not make you evil thing, I totally agree, what I believe labels a company as evil is a scheme they use which does not help the workers, or the world, or the consumers, but just do it to help ceos, no really great reason, fear of competition, attention, etc.

I think we can all agree, that makes a company evil.

#88 WarrenGekko   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   400 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 10:51 PM

The most evil company is the marketing companies that continue to spam me

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

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Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:36 PM

the Tony Soprano crime syndicate,

any mob 'family' with the murder, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing etc. those are EVIL companies.

plus they don't really pay income taxes/

#90 magilacudy   Cheap as shell CAGiversary!   2964 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 22 July 2004 - 11:42 PM

the Tony Soprano crime syndicate,

any mob 'family' with the murder, extortion, money laundering, drug dealing etc. those are EVIL companies.

plus they don't really pay income taxes/


What are you talking about? There is no crime syndicate or mob. Tony's into waste management. :)