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  •  What property rights (20+ / 0-)

    did they have?  They pissed everything away with their stupidity.  They couldn't pay their debt, they didn't have enough on their balance sheets to own anything and the shareholders would have been holding IOUs, so where is the property they are entitled too?  What a crock of crap.

    And this:

    It would be perceived as “an audacious display of ingratitude” in Washington (where the case would be tried, since it was dismissed in a separate effort in New York)
    Perceived as ingratitude, LOL, no it would be perceived as just more greed and insanity that has far too long gone unpunished or regulated.  

    I saw the advertising this weekend.  This is all public relations to rebuild their image, what a joke.  But, if you remember during the bailouts AIG executives were still spending money on expensive retreats.  Wow, just wow, all the bailouts did was feed the sense of entitlement.  

    All I want is to see some legal justice back in this supposedly so moral country.

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:40:24 AM PST

    •  You and me both, zaka1. And good luck to them (12+ / 0-)

      with that whole rebuilding their image thing.

      "Thank you, America" rapidly morphed into
      "But we're still not done fucking you people over yet"

      Rat bastards.

      "On this train, dreams will not be thwarted, on this train faith will be rewarded" The Boss

      by mindara on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 01:51:55 AM PST

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      •  Didn't they (2+ / 0-)
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        even change their name from AIG to something else?  I wonder if they are running ads in Europe because I believe they also had holding in Europe which is now a big financial mess and back in recession.  

        Trying to live among criminals with power and money is very difficult.  They brought the world ecomony to its knees, how can anyone improve their image after that?  LOL.

        "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

        by zaka1 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:58:05 AM PST

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        •  And I'm sure the people that actually work for AIG (1+ / 0-)
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          look just like the nice, diversified people in their oh so very sincere thank you ad. LOL...not!
           

          "On this train, dreams will not be thwarted, on this train faith will be rewarded" The Boss

          by mindara on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:16:45 PM PST

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          •  Your right, (1+ / 0-)
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            the AIG ad has a guy in a hard hat and I believe a plain cotton shirt.  He looked more like a construction guy than what I remember the AIG guys looking like in 2008 wearing expensive suits and carrying leather briefcases.  

            It is sad that they expect Americans to ID with labor when most of those jobs have been shipped out of the country.  Back in the 1970s that ad might have worked.  Today it is just another ad for how out of touch the company is with real Amierca.

            "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

            by zaka1 on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 02:28:48 PM PST

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    •  Are they following the BP model of running ads (9+ / 0-)

      talking about how great the Gulf Coast is now?

      These corporate PR flacks have a lot of brass, as the Big Dog would say.

      Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

      by bear83 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 05:10:11 AM PST

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      •  This must be (2+ / 0-)
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        some kind of new public relations for corporations that have totally screwed the public over.  It isn't only BP, but also Goldman Sachs, and now AT&T.  AT&T shares dropped after they lied to customers about prices, the crappy product, and then charged whatever they wanted once they agreed to a package.  AT&T not only basically lied and blackmailed customers into packages for Uverse by charging them $200.00 if they dropped service before a year was up, but they lied about installation charges.  They'd tell people it was like a hundred dollars and then people were getting bills for $300.00 to $400.00.  They are now running ads saying they will stick with the prices they quoted customers, OK, but too late.  For those that have had to deal with that nightmare company, there is no trust left to go back to them, no matter how many ads they run.  Honestly, they hounded people, overcharged them, forced products on them they didn't want (as part of package deal) and then they flooded people with letters, advertising and e-mails.  AT&T was like having a stalker.  

        "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

        by zaka1 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 10:14:37 AM PST

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