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Forum Post: F.U.G.E.

Posted 2 years ago on April 13, 2012, 3:36 p.m. EST by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO
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Have you guys seen those "feel-good" commercials from GE lately. Apparently, GE is good for America; they build the turbines that power our planes, they build the machines that diagnose our cancers, hell, they even claim there would be no Budweiser without GE's refrigeration units (I'm sure that comes as a surprise to Augie Busch IV and his family). My god, how did we survive before GE? Odd, no mention of GE being only second to General Motors in the amount of jobs off-shored and workers laid-off.

Fuck You, GE!

Sorry, 'bout that, just had to get it off my chest.

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[-] 2 points by elf3 (2240) 2 years ago

Do you think that shit ever actually works on people? Is anyone that dumb - probably our tax dollars paid for that ad, and maybe if they didn't spend so many billions on feel good ads they could actually afford raises and employees here in America. - I feel this surge in the American collective of a desire to go back to nature and land and small local business and do things in a completely different way... is technology in the end worth the dangers it brings about and the caste system and control that is created from it? Maybe we don't need GE, maybe we don't need a lot of this stuff. Maybe we aren't meant to live this way. People like to excersize, be outside, grow their own plants, build things with their hands, make things. People want to be independent - they also want to provide. It's our nature. Everything has grown to large. Maybe it's time to trim it back - prune out Wall Street. Create a new existence that doesn't involve them.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

I wholeheartedly agree, we don't need a lot of this stuff. We aren't meant to live this way. That desire you speak of welling up in the American consciousness is actually happening all over the world, not just here. I believe we are at a turning point in world history right now, multiple things coming together at the same time. It could turn out really well, or very, very bad. Time will tell.

[-] 2 points by EricBlair (447) 2 years ago

GE has a huge stake in MSNBC if I'm not mistaken.

Occupy Wall Street has a kind of love-hate relationship with them....

:)

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[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

At least they don't have a stake in Fox News. Or, maybe they do?

[-] 2 points by EricBlair (447) 2 years ago

Here, here!

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Thanks. ;-)

[-] 1 points by me2 (534) 2 years ago

We don't need GE, we can make our own jet plane engines and refrigeration units and stuff out of tarps and duct tape and old pizza boxes.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Exactly. In fact, i just finished building a working particle accelerator out of an old bike, two bed sheets, some tape, and a pile of used kitty litter. Ingenuity. It what makes this country great!

[-] 0 points by uconn2004 (-29) 2 years ago

I live in Rutland Vt our town wouldn't exist without the GE plant

[-] 2 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Company town? Or just major employer? You guys are the lucky ones, at least as far as having a job, that is.

[-] 0 points by uconn2004 (-29) 2 years ago

Major employer it the best job in town.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Rutland's a very small town. You are right, if they left, Rutland would be screwed. But it still doesn't alter the fact that they've sent countless jobs overseas. Never know, your town may be next. Let's hope not.

[-] 0 points by uconn2004 (-29) 2 years ago

It's something I've always been concerned about. Yes lets hope not

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (5804) from St Louis, MO 2 years ago

Good luck. I'm assuming you're a GE employee. Don't take my feelings for Imelt and the corporation personally, they are in no way directed at the workers.

[-] 0 points by uconn2004 (-29) 2 years ago

No I'm not just a resident

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