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« on: 18/03/2009 18:25:23 »
Who could have imagined AIG?

In the last few days we have seen, read, and heard various members of the business media explaining how they personally and their particular operation are not responsible for the “sneak” attack by AIG upon or way of life.  They use such excuses as not having subpoena power with which to ferret out secret information.

For decades the business media has been acting as cheerleaders for Corporate America instead of being the watchdogs that bark thus alerting the residents whenever something suspicious approaches our house.

It should have been evident to any Critical Thinking individual who is responsible enough to keep up with current events that the leaders of Corporate America had acquired great power with little accountability.  The great power is discernable when we recognize that there were obviously few if any checks upon their behavior when we see that they were able to constantly increase their income to levels that are obscene by any reasonable measure.

“The critical habit of thought, if usual in a society, will pervade its entire mores, because it is a way of taking up the problems of life.”—William Graham Sumner, distinguished anthropologist

The corporate CEOs were free to take what they will in monetary reward.  They thereby made it plain to even the casual observer that they could do pretty much whatever suited their personal interests.  If we place a normal individual into a position of great power uninhibited by oversight is it any wonder that these individuals will continue to push the envelope of self-interest?

CA (Corporate America) has developed a well-honed expertise in motivating the population to behave in a desired manner.  Citizens as consumers are ample manifestation of that expertise.  CA has accomplished this ability by careful study and implementation of the knowledge of the ways of human behavior.  I suspect this same structure applies to most Western democracies.

A democratic form of government is one wherein the citizens have some voice in some policy decisions.  The greater the voice of the citizens the better the democracy.

In America we have policy makers, decision makers, and citizens.  The decision makers are our elected representatives and are, thus, under some control by the voting citizen.  The policy makers are the leaders of CA; less than ten thousand individuals, according to those who study such matters.   Policy makers exercise significant control of decision makers by controlling the financing of elections.

Policy makers customize and maintain the dominant ideology in order to control the political behavior of the citizens.  This dominant ideology exercises the political control of the citizens in the same fashion as the consuming citizen is controlled by the same dominant ideology.

An enlightened citizen is the only means to gain more voice in more policy decisions.  An enlightened citizen is much more than an informed citizen.  Critical thinking is the only practical means to develop a more enlightened citizen.  If, however, we wait until our CT trained grade-schoolers become adults I suspect all will be lost.  This is why I think a massive effort must be made to convince today’s adults that they must train themselves in CT.


“Thomas R. Dye, Professor of Political Science at Florida State University, has published a series of books examining who and what institutions actually control and run America. to understand who is making the decisions that affect our lives, we also have to understand how societies structure themselves in general. Why the few always tend to share more power than the many and what this means in terms of both a society's evolution and our daily lives.  they examined the other 11 institutions that exert just as powerful a shaping influence, although somewhat more subtle: The Industrial, Corporations, Utilities and Communications, Banking, Insurance Investment, Mass Media, Law, Education Foundation, Civic and Cultural Organizations, Government, and the Military.”
http://www.21stcenturyradio.com/12-dye.html



 

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« Reply #1 on: 18/03/2009 20:04:41 »
What's "AIG"?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 19/03/2009 05:48:40 »
What's "AIG"?
Ditto...

From the dictionary: http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/Aig

AIG addressee indicator group (US DoD)
AIG American International Group, Inc
AiG Answers in Genesis (religious group in defense of Scripture)
AIG Artificial Intelligence Group
AIG Australian Industry Group
AIG Assistant Inspector General
AIG Advertising Information Group (Brussels, Belgium)
AIG Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (Canada)
AIG Academically and Intellectually Gifted
AIG Alternative Investments Group
AIG Address Indicator Group
AIG Address Indicating Group
AIG Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Informationsverarbeitung in Gynäkologie Und Geburtshilfe
AIG Air Intelligence Group
AIG Airbus Industries Group
AIG Association Internationale de Gérontologie (International Association of Gerontology)
AIG Address Information Group
AIG Army Initiatives Group
AIG Assistant Instructor in Gunnery (Canadian and British Military)
AIG Acquisition Improvement Group
AIG Authentication Implementation Guide
AIG Antitrust and Indemnity Group
AIG Addressee Identification Group
AIG Advanced Instrumentation Group
AIG Architecture Integration Group
AIG Asociación de Industriales de Guatemala (Association of Industrialists of Guatemala 1929-34)
AIG Amplifier Interface Group
AIG Atomic Interactive Group, LLC (Dayton, OH)


 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/03/2009 09:51:40 »
I thought AIG made white goods like washing machines.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/03/2009 12:04:32 »
I thought AIG made white goods like washing machines.

Methinks that might be AEG, I know this problem, I bought a BMW the other day, or so I thought. I am now the proud owner of a --- BMX!!!
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/03/2009 12:09:51 »
A BMW?

That could be a lot of things: http://acronyms.thefreedictionary.com/BMW

BMW Bayerische Motoren Werke (Bavarian Motor Works; German auto manufacturer)
BMW Boy Meets World (Disney TV show)
BMW Bureau of Motor Vehicles
BMW Bob Marley & the Wailers
BMW Black Magic Woman (Santana song)
BMW Black Magic Woman (festival)
BMW Be My Wife
BMW Black Man Working
BMW Bio-Medical Waste
BMW Brooklyn Machine Works (bicycle manufacturer)
BMW Bombardment Wing
BMW Bus, Metro & Walk
BMW British Motor Works
BMW Bitch, Moan, and Whine
BMW Beautiful Mexican Woman
BMW Bandwidth Management Workshop (IEEE)
BMW Be My Witness
BMW Boston Metro-West
BMW Boiler Maintenance Workstation
BMW Bart Muni Walk (San Francisco Bay Area)
BMW Baby Making Weather
BMW Board of Minorities and Women
BMW Big Maine Woman
BMW Binary Moving Window
BMW Border, Midland & Westen
BMW Bus/Bike, Mom, Walk (teenager's method of transportation)
BMW Balanced Middle Weight (interventional guidewire)
BMW Boiler Maintenance Worker

Hopefully it was Beautiful Mexican Woman rather than a Big Maine Woman aye? :)
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/03/2009 12:11:38 »
After Fanny May, Freddie Mac, Lehman etc. why not AIG???

We have had HBOS, RBS, Lloyds etc.

Who's next??? Don't be surprised, it could be USA Inc. or UK Ltd. or EU Sa. or...............
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/03/2009 12:12:35 »
What are you rambling on about?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 19/03/2009 12:14:58 »
Whichever BMW you pick from that list, I still eneded up with a BMX, which has resulted in a BSA!
 

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« Reply #9 on: 19/03/2009 12:18:50 »
BMX Bicycle Motocross
BMX Bone Marrow Transplant
BMX Benadryl, Maalox, and Xylocaine

BSA Boy Scouts of America
BSA Business Software Alliance
BSA Birmingham Small Arms (BSA motorcycles)
BSA Bovine Serum Albumin
BSA Bank Secrecy Act
BSA Botanical Society of America
BSA Body Surface Area
BSA Building Societies Association (UK)
BSA Boston Society of Architects (Boston, MA)
BSA British Sociological Association
BSA Business Start-Up Assistant (Canada)
BSA Bons de Souscription d'Actions (French: buy option)
BSA Broadcasting Standards Authority (New Zealand)
BSA Business Software Association
BSA British Stammering Association
BSA Bitstream Access
BSA Black Student Alliance
BSA Black Student Association
BSA British School at Athens (school of classical studies and archaeology in Athens)
BSA Brigade Support Area
BSA Board of Scientific Advisors
BSA Business Systems Analysis
BSA British Society of Audiology
BSA Basic Service Area
BSA Business Services Authority (NHS)
BSA Bachelor of Science In Accountancy (degree)
BSA Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (degree)
BSA N,O-Bis(Trimethylsilyl)acetamide (silylation reagent)
BSA Bearing Specialists Association
BSA Bulk Segregant Analysis
BSA Bangladesh Student Association
BSA Board of Scientific Affairs
BSA Bulgarian Studies Association
BSA Base Station Antenna
BSA Buffalo Sewer Authority (New York)
BSA Bachelor of Science in Architecture (degree)
BSA Bridgewater Sports Arena (Bridgewater, NJ)
BSA Backbone Service Area
BSA Balance Sheet Account
BSA Business Systems Architecture (Sprint)
BSA Balance Sensor Assembly (Silicon Sensing Systems component of the Segway HT)
BSA Bamboo Society of Australia (Queensland, Australia)
BSA Beach Support Area
BSA Birdcare Standards Association
BSA Biofeedback Society of America
BSA Bible Sabbath Association
BSA Business Solutions Architect
BSA Beavercreek Soccer Association
BSA Binary Switching Algorithm
BSA Business Service Agreement
BSA Bell Solutions d'affaires (French: Bell Business Solutions)
BSA Belgian Strong Ale
BSA Basic Standardization Agreement
BSA Basic Surface Attack
BSA Bloody Sore Arse (bicycle/rowing)
BSA Business Systems Applications (US Navy)
BSA Badminton South Africa
BSA Buffer Storage Area
BSA Basic Service Agreement
BSA Basic Street Address (US Census)
BSA Budget Subactivity
BSA Business Standards Advisor
BSA Brandywine Soaring Association (New Garden Airport, Pennsylvania)
BSA British Sporting Arms, Ltd.
BSA Base Support Agreement
BSA Backbone Synthesis Algorithm
BSA Business Stability Analysis
BSA Broadband Service Analyzer (HP)
BSA Brilliant Systems Architecture (LViHD Systems )
BSA Best Speaker Award
BSA Byte Serial Adapter
BSA Bulk Service Agreement (Sprint)
BSA Bureau of Seafood & Aquaculture (Tallahassee, Florida)
BSA Bull Stuff Artist (polite form)
BSA Base Support Activity/Activities
BSA Brief Stop for Ammo Lift
BSA Branch Stock Accounting
BSA Barrett Steele Architecture (Boulder, CO)

What?

You had a bone marrow transplant which resulted in a Bloody Sore Arse? ??????

 

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« Reply #10 on: 19/03/2009 19:45:51 »
"You had a bone marrow transplant which resulted in a Bloody Sore Arse? "
Or vice versa?
 

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