Failure of all Failures??

Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: billlindley On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:54 am

Watching CNBC this morning and the outrage over htose AIG bonuses is still the hot topic. Rep Elijah Cummings indicated that AIG was "The Failure of all Failures." That got me thinking. What are some other Huge failures that you can think of? Not just business but including everything?

A couple I thought of:

The hindenburg :blowup:

Soviet Union - :discuss:
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: ken On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:00 am

AIG losing $61 billion last quater :shock: , the most ever in the history of a company in America. Then wanting to give bonus checks out , instead of pink slips. :D
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:18 am

My ex girlfriend.

On a lighter note, my car insurance was with AIG, they changed their name to "21st Century Insurance".
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: dtzackus On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:59 am

Hmm.... David Lee Roth's career after Van Halen... lol
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:45 am

LOL!! :rofl: That's for sure, although he made great MTV videos........California Girls comes to mind.... some nice "pie" in that vid! ;)


Failure of all failures? .......................THE YUGO! :lol: mmeeeep mmmeeep!

Followed closely by the Renault, & the car that liked it from behind: the Ford Pinto....
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: wnyjim On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:46 am

It is sickening to see how we are ripped off right under our noses and expected to go along with it.
How many times must this blatent theft go on?
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: billlindley On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:45 pm

SMITTY wrote:

Failure of all failures? .......................THE YUGO! :lol: mmeeeep mmmeeep!

Followed closely by the Renault, & the car that liked it from behind: the Ford Pinto....


Brings to mind Michael J Fox and that Deloran thing. I here they still haven't rusted....
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Scottscoaled On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:46 pm

When in the course of human events,,,,,,,,He has erected a multitude of new offices,,,,for cutting off our trade,,,,for imposing taxes on us without our consent,,,,,funny how these things that are in the Declaration of Independence are still troubling us today. :) Scott
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: brckwlt On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:10 pm

The biggest failure ever was Universal health care ... oh wait that didnt happen YET!
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:15 pm

Civil war........................brother against brother
Chemical warfare in WW1
Bad Stuff in Europe in the 30's and 40's....several million reasons to be a powerful country.
WW 2...........................I work for a Pearl Harbor survivor, he may be old, but he will never forget.
Trust a politician ever again???
Korea...........................was there a winner????????????????????? Trust a politician ever again???
Bay of pigs fiasco.............Trust a politician ever again???
Vietnam........................for many of us who are still p****ed off 40 years later. Trust a politician ever again???
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: Freddy On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:16 pm

The failure of all failures? A man that needs a second match to get his coal stove through the season. :)
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: whistlenut On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:13 pm

Who needs matches? Just rub two pieces of nut together, vigorously together and in 10 minutes the blue dancing ladies arrive! Today they should be Green I guess......so restarting is acceptable using appropriate colors.
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: tvb On: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:56 pm

whistlenut wrote:Who needs matches? Just rub two pieces of nut together, vigorously together and in 10 minutes the blue dancing ladies arrive! Today they should be Green I guess......so restarting is acceptable using appropriate colors.


can you make us a video of that? :D
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:19 pm

When you burn some wires, or pipe, it'll make the ladies green! :lol:

billlindley wrote: Brings to mind Michael J Fox and that Deloran thing. I here they still haven't rusted....


They haven't ........ but only 5 will run, & only 1 might be able to merge onto a highway without getting rammed . ;) :lol:
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Re: Failure of all Failures??

PostBy: mikeandgerry On: Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:42 pm

Freddy wrote:The failure of all failures? A man that needs a second match to get his coal stove through the season. :)


Ouch, Freddy, you really know how to hurt a guy!
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