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(The New York Times)   Evidence of Walmart bribes found on a computer disk stored in a hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar on Funk and Wagnalls' porch   (nytimes.com) divider line 82
    More: Obvious, Wal-Mart, disk storage, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, bribes, foreign official, jars, Sam's Club  
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2012-12-18 09:34:53 AM

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No, thanks.
 
2012-12-18 09:35:41 AM
Did they also cut off peoples heads and dump their bodies by the roadside?
 
2012-12-18 09:37:21 AM
I don't get it.
 
2012-12-18 09:39:26 AM
Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.
 
2012-12-18 09:41:14 AM
Poor, poor Mrs. Pineda. Her plight ignored... Oh, wait. She doesn't seem to be complaining. Gee, maybe this meant she got paid a whole bunch of money for her suddenly valuable field and the only people angry are people who were looking for reasons to be angry at Walmart who noticed the zoning change.
 
2012-12-18 09:41:27 AM
Article would have been worth reading had they not included an auto play video.
 
2012-12-18 09:41:35 AM
procureinsights.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-18 09:42:13 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Did they also cut off peoples heads and dump their bodies by the roadside?


Cleanup in aisle 5...
 
2012-12-18 09:42:36 AM

McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.


There are laws against it so this is more than just the way business gets done...
 
2012-12-18 09:43:41 AM

McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.


When they can get away with it. Thank goodness for the 4th estate, eh?
 
2012-12-18 09:45:54 AM
t0.gstatic.com 

Where do you live subby? Fantasyland?
 
2012-12-18 09:46:04 AM
I would imagine its hard to find a company in Mexico that's NOT giving bribes. In shiathole countries it's the only way to get things done. Not that I'm trying to defend Wal-Mart.
 
2012-12-18 09:46:08 AM
Wal*Mart? Corrupt? Exploiting Mexicans?

bmadore.squarespace.com
 
2012-12-18 09:46:16 AM
I think a fine of .01% of their annual earnings will teach them a thing or two. Fines are different from bribes, you see.
 
2012-12-18 09:47:16 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!:


+1 internets to you.
 
2012-12-18 09:47:20 AM

ChipNASA: I don't get it.


Ever heard of Johnny Carson?
 
2012-12-18 09:48:39 AM
I has a sad that so many don't recognize Carnac the Magnificent references anymore.
 
2012-12-18 09:49:03 AM
I worked in the electronics section of Wal-Mart throughout high school. My manager was awesome - no scruples whatsoever - and ran the department on the bribery system. Basically, a hand job equated to 1 hour of comp time; a blow job, 3 hours; full, unprotected intercourse, 8 hours. I'm not gay, so I'd just do the hand jobs and blow jobs, from which I learned a lot. It was so easy getting a Saturday off here and there because the guy was insatiable. Eight handies in ten hours is not normal unless you are the sexually repressed manager of a 24 Hour Wal-Mart. I do regret doing the intercourse thing to get the week of spring break off... It ended up raining the entire time and MTV decided to move their shoot to the next week. And I've had to live with AIDS and all the expensive medications the disease entails. Overall though, Wal-Mart is a great place for young people to learn about consequences in the real world. Real World! OMG! Going to download that shiat right now!!

/#memorylane
 
2012-12-18 09:49:20 AM

monoski: McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.

There are laws against it so this is more than just the way business gets done...


I learned in an accounting class how to list it on the books so it's more prevalent than you might think.....
 
2012-12-18 09:51:03 AM
They crooks!
 
2012-12-18 09:54:27 AM
You mean Mexico is a corrupt shiathole full of unscrupulous people? No shiat.
 
2012-12-18 09:54:37 AM

NYRBill: monoski: McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.

There are laws against it so this is more than just the way business gets done...

I learned in an accounting class how to list it on the books so it's more prevalent than you might think.....


You mean I shouldn't just list "bribes" as a line item?

I ... uh... need to go... take care of something...
 
2012-12-18 09:55:15 AM
Walmart would have been much better off putting the evidence in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of the Leopard'."
 
2012-12-18 09:55:43 AM
Esto no es bueno.
 
2012-12-18 09:55:59 AM
A company I worked for does business in several 3rd world nations and one of the guys I worked with told me that bribes were pretty much factored into the cost of doing business. If you didnt pay them nothing would get done or your "permits" would disappear.
 
2012-12-18 09:56:44 AM

spentmiles: I worked in the electronics section of Wal-Mart throughout high school. My manager was awesome - no scruples whatsoever - and ran the department on the bribery system. Basically, a hand job equated to 1 hour of comp time; a blow job, 3 hours; full, unprotected intercourse, 8 hours. I'm not gay, so I'd just do the hand jobs and blow jobs, from which I learned a lot. It was so easy getting a Saturday off here and there because the guy was insatiable. Eight handies in ten hours is not normal unless you are the sexually repressed manager of a 24 Hour Wal-Mart. I do regret doing the intercourse thing to get the week of spring break off... It ended up raining the entire time and MTV decided to move their shoot to the next week. And I've had to live with AIDS and all the expensive medications the disease entails. Overall though, Wal-Mart is a great place for young people to learn about consequences in the real world. Real World! OMG! Going to download that shiat right now!!

/#memorylane



upgraded to yellow 2
 
2012-12-18 09:57:18 AM

Void_Beavis: I has a sad that so many don't recognize Carnac the Magnificent references anymore.


Well that's why.... I had to bring along.... Christopher Walken. For the kids. Who love him.
 
2012-12-18 09:57:19 AM
All you have to do to eliminate bribery is change the name to campaign contributions. Then, your legally bought and paid for legislators pass favorable tax exemptions, zoning laws, regulations - whatever you need to benefit your company and/or harm your competition.

These 3rd world countries have more of a semantics problem than a corruption problem.
 
2012-12-18 09:57:52 AM

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Did they also cut off peoples heads and dump their bodies by the roadside?



not yet. they've been able to bribe effectively. when that doesn't work anymore, they'll go to plan C.

MaoMart.
 
2012-12-18 09:58:30 AM

McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.



and they do it in the good ole' USA too, homey. they call it "Freedom".
 
2012-12-18 09:58:34 AM

ChipNASA: I don't get it.


Here you go.
 
2012-12-18 09:58:36 AM
Most likely scenario: Some chump caught wind of Wal-Mart's plans and decided to push rezoning with the sole intent of collecting a nice little chunk of cash down the road. Wal-Mart was only too happy to play along. That amount of money doesn't even make it on to their radar.
 
2012-12-18 09:59:42 AM
Oh silly Mexico, just have your politicians ask for "campaign contributions" then it's totally cool.

FCPA it very nice. Now we need one domestically.
 
2012-12-18 10:00:30 AM

SwiftFox: Poor, poor Mrs. Pineda. Her plight ignored... Oh, wait. She doesn't seem to be complaining. Gee, maybe this meant she got paid a whole bunch of money for her suddenly valuable field and the only people angry are people who were looking for reasons to be angry at Walmart who noticed the zoning change.



yep, that's my crony capitalist American. everything is good if the money's right, even a subverted Democracy. well written, Republican.
 
2012-12-18 10:01:33 AM

fozziewazzi: McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.

When they can get away with it. Thank goodness for the 4th estate, eh?




its is quite helpful to own the Press too. you won't see this story go anywhere in the U.S.
 
2012-12-18 10:02:04 AM

Mr. Right: All you have to do to eliminate bribery is change the name to campaign contributions. Then, your legally bought and paid for legislators pass favorable tax exemptions, zoning laws, regulations - whatever you need to benefit your company and/or harm your competition.

These 3rd world countries have more of a semantics problem than a corruption problem.


that's what chaps my hide.
I have to go thought the goddam FCPA every year.
and II just can't see the difference between giving money directly to a government official or giving it to his or her "campaign". Especially since the intent is the same.
 
2012-12-18 10:02:27 AM
A computer disk? What's that?
 
2012-12-18 10:02:58 AM

LDM90: I would imagine its hard to find a company in Mexico that's NOT giving bribes. In shiathole countries it's the only way to get things done. Not that I'm trying to defend Wal-Mart.




yea, do as the Romans in Rome. that makes it OK. course, we all know what happened to the Roman Empire...............wink.
 
2012-12-18 10:05:41 AM

spentmiles: I worked in the electronics section of Wal-Mart throughout high school. My manager was awesome - no scruples whatsoever - and ran the department on the bribery system. Basically, a hand job equated to 1 hour of comp time; a blow job, 3 hours; full, unprotected intercourse, 8 hours. I'm not gay, so I'd just do the hand jobs and blow jobs, from which I learned a lot. It was so easy getting a Saturday off here and there because the guy was insatiable. Eight handies in ten hours is not normal unless you are the sexually repressed manager of a 24 Hour Wal-Mart. I do regret doing the intercourse thing to get the week of spring break off... It ended up raining the entire time and MTV decided to move their shoot to the next week. And I've had to live with AIDS and all the expensive medications the disease entails. Overall though, Wal-Mart is a great place for young people to learn about consequences in the real world. Real World! OMG! Going to download that shiat right now!!

/#memorylane



you are gay.
 
2012-12-18 10:07:08 AM

LDM90: I would imagine its hard to find a company in Mexico that's NOT giving bribes. In shiathole countries it's the only way to get things done. Not that I'm trying to defend Wal-Mart.


Except it's prosecutable here specifically to stop feeding corruption abroad. That's why US authorities are also investigating.

I was only mildly annoyed reading the story until they got to the part about excavating without an archeological survey in an archeological site. And the excavated dirt being full of pottery shards. Tons of potential information destroyed so a Walmart could be blocks closer.
 
2012-12-18 10:07:09 AM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You mean Mexico is a corrupt shiathole full of unscrupulous people? No shiat.



You mean America is a corrupt shiathole full of unscrupulous people? No shiat.
 
2012-12-18 10:08:12 AM
Subby, you forgot to add the words, "since noon today," at the end ofyour headline.

/may a diseased yak turn up the temperature on your jacuzzi!
 
2012-12-18 10:09:20 AM
In a Nutshell.

SFW


Link
 
2012-12-18 10:09:33 AM

Frozboz: A computer disk? What's that?


It's that thing you bang with a hammer when you wanna get rid of your habits.
 
2012-12-18 10:10:48 AM

reillan: NYRBill: monoski: McManus_brothers: Wow, companies use bribery and economic extortion to get their way in third-world countries where officials are poorly-paid and easily corrupted? I'll be damned.

There are laws against it so this is more than just the way business gets done...

I learned in an accounting class how to list it on the books so it's more prevalent than you might think.....

You mean I shouldn't just list "bribes" as a line item?

I ... uh... need to go... take care of something...


the Prof said basically call it anything other than "bribes to local officials" and list the amounts
 
2012-12-18 10:11:47 AM
Funk and Wagnall's has not published a dictionary since 1997,
 
2012-12-18 10:12:51 AM

Linux_Yes: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: You mean Mexico is a corrupt shiathole full of unscrupulous people? No shiat.


You mean America is a corrupt shiathole full of unscrupulous people? No shiat.


That would certainly explain the illegal immigration issues.
 
2012-12-18 10:13:03 AM

Pants full of macaroni!!: [procureinsights.files.wordpress.com image 472x349]


Nice headline and wow, I feel old.
 
2012-12-18 10:13:04 AM
spentmiles:

I never get tired of being reminded why you're on my favorites list.
 
2012-12-18 10:19:21 AM

BalugaJoe: Funk and Wagnall's has not published a dictionary since 1997,


I did not know that!

/wild, weird stuff
 
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