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Author Topic: Need rage management therapy  (Read 1214 times)

Vince

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Re: Need rage management therapy
« Reply #15 on: October 22, 2009, 10:11:35 PM »
Just saw a press release that the companies who got  the seven largest handouts will be required to cut the top 25 executive's compensation by about 90% and all executives will be cut an average of 50%.  AIG people will be capped at $200K. 

How will they get by...

Mike and Stumpy in Michigan
     The report I saw stated that they will get stock in lieu of money. They will be required to hold on to the stock for a long time. The reasoning being that if they have to hold on to the stock they will make better business decisions to protect their company for the long term, rather the business model that has been recently used.
     ?????????????
     A lot of people are really angry and fed up. My store is in Olympia, the Washington State capitol. As with most government enclaves, Olympia is a  haven for  a big government mind set: "We are the government and we are here to help."
Lately, virtually everyone that comes into my store is angry with current government and policies. Even state employees!  I make a good cup of coffee so people tend to linger and talk. Just a few years ago I could stereotype a lot of customers. The knee-jerk Republican, the knee-jerk Democrat, the society saver, the anti this, the pro that. Now everyone is on the same page. They are ALL fed up at the Federal, State, and local level. 
     The question is how it will play out come election time. We'll see.
     
   

Ice

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Re: Need rage management therapy
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2009, 04:19:25 AM »
                                    <<<<<<<< HIJACK>>>>>>>>
                       I can vouch for Vince's having good coffee.
             No espresso stands,no chrome consultants and no dyno charts.
                   Advice is just like the coffee, honest simple and good.
                 <<<<<<<END HIJACK AND SHAMELESS PLUG>>>>>>>>
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Vince

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Re: Need rage management therapy
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2009, 05:45:19 PM »
     Ice, your check is in the mail.

t120rbullet

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Re: Need rage management therapy
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2009, 09:20:02 PM »
                                    <<<<<<<< HIJACK>>>>>>>>
                       I can vouch for Vince's having good coffee.
             No espresso stands,no chrome consultants and no dyno charts.
                   Advice is just like the coffee, honest simple and good.
                 <<<<<<<END HIJACK AND SHAMELESS PLUG>>>>>>>>

Yea, but does he have a piston ash tray on the counter?
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Chasfield

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Re: Need rage management therapy
« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2009, 10:57:40 AM »
Truth to tell, I don' know how to handle these cruds at the top.  I sort of just let it all slide by, they're getting rich at the country's expense that is.  But then that has been they're way all along.  The only time it has hurt is like now when the whole country seems to be in such dire straights.

That is the main issue - they have practically sunk the ship this time around, so the injustice of the way they have been running things comes into sharper focus.

I was trying to think of an image that illustrates the mind set of these bonus zombies - and our impotence.

Let's say a husband walks in on his faithless wife and her lover. Honour demands that, at the very least, the cuckolding rotter should realise his guilt, bolt like a whippet out of the back door, vaulting the yard fence with his pants around his ankles as he goes, never to show his face again. The way it is now, the rascally fellow doesn't even blink, carries right on with the wife, and asks the husband  to toss him a beer as he is passes the refrigerator.

Yep, the current financial situation feels something like that to me.

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1Blackwolf1

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Re: Need rage management therapy
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2009, 03:39:17 PM »
  All the more need for a good drawing and quartering.  Will.
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