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(Yahoo)   Most and least respected brands in America. Guess what category banks, airlines, and cigarettes companies fall into   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line 73
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2013-08-21 12:10:46 AM  
I know, I know!

The organizations so happy to see your money and your impending death!
 
2013-08-21 12:21:36 AM  
Altria oddly missing
 
2013-08-21 12:23:14 AM  
Foot-Locker?!

Well it's from a business perspective, not a consumer perspective. I guess that makes sense for some of them.
 
2013-08-21 12:40:32 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Altria oddly missing


Most people don't know what Altria is unless they're investors, in which case they probably like it.
 
2013-08-21 12:42:11 AM  

naughtyrev: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Altria oddly missing

Most people don't know what Altria is unless they're investors, in which case they probably like it.


Yeah.... that's my point

/they hide themselves well
//and they OWN Phillip Morris, among others
 
2013-08-21 12:43:49 AM  
What did Denny's do?
 
2013-08-21 01:26:55 AM  
Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.
 
2013-08-21 01:32:24 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: What did Denny's do?


Perkins has much better pie.
 
2013-08-21 01:33:55 AM  

Bucky Katt: ecmoRandomNumbers: What did Denny's do?

Perkins has much better pie.


Perkins ain't got shiat on Village Inn.
 
2013-08-21 01:37:43 AM  

Bucky Katt: ecmoRandomNumbers: What did Denny's do?

Perkins has much better pie.


Perkins isn't open when I'm drunk at 2:30 in the morning.
 
2013-08-21 01:42:35 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: What did Denny's do?


Not serve colored people?
 
2013-08-21 02:37:25 AM  

Kevin72: ecmoRandomNumbers: What did Denny's do?

Not serve colored people?



You guys will love this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=5kyXQ_eVz_ 0# t=44
 
2013-08-21 03:04:10 AM  
Well learn to tip then
 
2013-08-21 03:11:31 AM  
No Bank of America? I was sure they'd make it.
 
2013-08-21 03:11:45 AM  
Comeon Delta, seriously? You're losing this competition to a company that knowingly and willingly sells a product that causes cancer on an almost predictable basis! How bad can you get?!
 
2013-08-21 03:12:12 AM  

video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.


When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-08-21 03:14:50 AM  

Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]


At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.
 
2013-08-21 03:16:07 AM  
Was this survey done by those over 30?  EA is the undisputed champion of bad according to Consumerist.
 
2013-08-21 03:20:07 AM  
csb

My great grandfather turned down an offer from James Cash Penney to invest in his start-up in Kemmerer, WY.  And, instead carried on the family vocation of cattle ranching.  (lucrative then, now so much now) Great Grandpa Nelson was a visionary!  After all, who in their right mind would invest in a company that would go down in history as ass-wipes?
 
2013-08-21 03:29:07 AM  
Sort of expected to see Microsoft on the second list.
 
2013-08-21 03:30:31 AM  
PepsiCo and CocaCo #1 really bugs me. Their product is diabetes in a can.
 
2013-08-21 03:31:40 AM  

roothog: PepsiCo and CocaCo #1 really bugs me. Their product is diabetes in a can.


Yeah! Team RC Cola!
 
2013-08-21 03:32:33 AM  
I would have expected to see Bank of America on there.

Bank of America is just about the most crooked and shifty gang of thieves I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with.
 
2013-08-21 03:33:21 AM  
How many of these companies do I have to not have respect for before I'm considered UnAmerican™?
 
2013-08-21 03:35:58 AM  

roothog: PepsiCo and CocaCo #1 really bugs me. Their product is diabetes in a can.


Also fat in a can, but don't you dare stop drinking soda!
 
2013-08-21 03:36:48 AM  

roothog: Sort of expected to see Microsoft on the second list.


Linux user, Playstation fan, or Machead?
 
2013-08-21 03:37:37 AM  

Majin_Buu: How many of these companies do I have to not have respect for before I'm considered UnAmerican™?


That you even ask that question makes you unAmerican! LOVE IT OR LEAVE IT!
 
2013-08-21 03:39:37 AM  

JohnnyC: I would have expected to see Bank of America on there.

Bank of America is just about the most crooked and shifty gang of thieves I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with.



You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
 
2013-08-21 03:42:38 AM  

phrawgh: JohnnyC: I would have expected to see Bank of America on there.

Bank of America is just about the most crooked and shifty gang of thieves I've ever had the displeasure of dealing with.

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.


Of that I have little doubt. I think I trust Bank of America less than I trust the Vatican. I mean... at least the Vatican has historically had good taste in art.
 
2013-08-21 03:46:42 AM  
List is bullshiat

Where is Apple?
 
2013-08-21 03:49:13 AM  
Electronic Arts is pretty much reviled.  But unless your a gamer you wouldnt really notice them.

/buncha lying liars
// stop buying up good studios and gutting them
///customers and employees are treated like shiat
////shove your Origin accounts up your arse!
 
2013-08-21 03:51:04 AM  
Electronic Arts is pretty much reviled.  But unless your you're a gamer you wouldnt really notice them.

Sleepy time is needed
 
2013-08-21 03:53:30 AM  

JohnnyC: Of that I have little doubt. I think I trust Bank of America less than I trust the Vatican. I mean... at least the Vatican has historically had good taste in art.


The art in the lobby of BOA HQ is terrifying.
 
2013-08-21 04:00:25 AM  
Time Warner Cable is my archenemy company.... I'm not even going to go into the reasons but they are litany
 
2013-08-21 04:10:41 AM  
What a shock that the two most respected brands in the world's fattest country make sugary drinks and chocolate bars. America,  leader laughing stock of the free world.
 
2013-08-21 04:12:55 AM  

Triumph: JohnnyC: Of that I have little doubt. I think I trust Bank of America less than I trust the Vatican. I mean... at least the Vatican has historically had good taste in art.

The art in the lobby of BOA HQ is terrifying.


No kidding... WTF? Source

i2.wp.com

i1.wp.com

/Hot like a sex pile? (yeah I'm not sure if that's NSFW....)
 
2013-08-21 04:18:46 AM  
Delta? What is that?
 
2013-08-21 04:20:11 AM  
F@@!#(#@!&% AAFES!!!! :(
 
2013-08-21 04:20:31 AM  

Triumph: JohnnyC: Of that I have little doubt. I think I trust Bank of America less than I trust the Vatican. I mean... at least the Vatican has historically had good taste in art.

The art in the lobby of BOA HQ is terrifying.


Hmmmmm

sharphead: No kidding... WTF?


What the... sometimes I'm even more right than I originally thought! That is some very odd art.
 
2013-08-21 04:26:44 AM  

video man: Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]

At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.


That was Degussa, not Bayer.

/there was some face-palming when it was revealed that one of Degussa's subsidiaries was contracted to apply anti-graffiti chemicals to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.
 
2013-08-21 04:41:15 AM  
Foot Locker? What on earth did they do?

I get the airlines, banks, and cigarettes, I even understand the Best Buy/Big Lots, I guess I sorta see Denny's, didn't they have some racism issue at one point?
 
2013-08-21 04:46:19 AM  
I'm disappointed. I fully expected to see any of the big four mobile phone companies on the second list.
 
2013-08-21 04:49:20 AM  

video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.


They're a German chemical corporate giant. Wasn't that the nature of Fascism?
 
2013-08-21 05:00:58 AM  

JohnnyC: Triumph: JohnnyC: Of that I have little doubt. I think I trust Bank of America less than I trust the Vatican. I mean... at least the Vatican has historically had good taste in art.

The art in the lobby of BOA HQ is terrifying.

Hmmmmm

sharphead: No kidding... WTF?

What the... sometimes I'm even more right than I originally thought! That is some very odd art.


I warned you. I would have googled it for ya, but I didn't want to look at it right before bed. Oh well, let the nightmares commence...
 
2013-08-21 05:11:45 AM  
So Walmart escapes unscathed?  Slick bastards.
 
2013-08-21 05:15:33 AM  
Oakley
 
2013-08-21 05:17:09 AM  
EA and Bank of America.


/oh you like this game? *slaps on DRM*
//oh you have 5 dollars left in your savings? *subtracts $30*
 
2013-08-21 05:21:24 AM  

Paris1127: video man: Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]

At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.

That was Degussa, not Bayer.

/there was some face-palming when it was revealed that one of Degussa's subsidiaries was contracted to apply anti-graffiti chemicals to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.


Why? They're not still Nazis, are they?
 
2013-08-21 05:38:09 AM  

roothog: PepsiCo and CocaCo #1 really bugs me. Their product is diabetes in a can.




The U.S. is a nation of addicts. Every single one of us.
 
2013-08-21 06:04:29 AM  

harrydorcas: Delta? What is that?


Forms at the end of a river.
 
2013-08-21 06:18:47 AM  
What the hell is people's problem with Rite Aid?
 
2013-08-21 06:22:30 AM  
Strangely enough, no Oil industry giants are on this list.
Pretty much any visit to a gas station would reinforce this.
And pretty much anyone with a thinking brain should absolutely despise the evil that is Koch Industries and the politician-buying and safety rule ignoring ways.
 
2013-08-21 06:44:24 AM  

video man: Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]

At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.


Zyklon-B doesn't stop a cough?
 
2013-08-21 06:59:04 AM  
Worst company in the US is the police, those rat bastards are like Einstein in reverse.
 
2013-08-21 07:00:23 AM  

Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.


I need some 1800s cough medicine. Also dont forget the cocaine toothdrops.
 
2013-08-21 07:07:29 AM  
I  have only had good experiences with Delta, but I am from Canada and anything is better than air Canada

Flown air canada 20 plus times left on time once and it was last month.

Government subsidized bumbs.
 
2013-08-21 07:12:07 AM  

Persnickety: What the hell is people's problem with Rite Aid?



Old people, I'm guessing, have the "problem."
 
2013-08-21 07:29:48 AM  

cannibalparrot: video man: Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]

At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.

Zyklon-B doesn't stop a cough?


It stops it dead.
 
2013-08-21 07:44:01 AM  
Shocked Comcast/Xfinity isn't on the bottom list.
 
2013-08-21 07:51:51 AM  
Did anyone in here RTFA? This isn't a list based on consumer opinions.

The results tell the story from a business perspective, and weren't meant to capture consumer attitudes, says CoreBrand CEO James Gregory
 
2013-08-21 07:53:02 AM  

o'really: cannibalparrot: video man: Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]

At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.

Zyklon-B doesn't stop a cough?

It stops it dead.




There have been times where the choice would have been welcome.
 
2013-08-21 08:27:24 AM  

phrawgh: F@@!#(#@!&% AAFES!!!! :(


Army Air force Exchange Service?

I worked for them at a Burger King on Ft Eustis in VA back in '92. They paid more than minimum wage and had a nightshift bonus for working after 6. Good stuff for an 19 yr old kid flipping burgers.

Do they suck now or did I not know they sucked then?
 
2013-08-21 08:57:02 AM  

Lewdy: What a shock that the two most respected brands in the world's fattest country make sugary drinks and chocolate bars. America,  leader laughing stock of the free world.


What surprised me was Hershey being on the list and not Nestle.  I am not comparing candies, just the companies.  Nestle makes Hershey look like a mom and pop operation.  It would be very hard for anyone to do any grocery shopping and not buy from a label belonging to Nestle.  As for pop, it is debatable about who sells more between Pepsi and Coke.  However Pepsi Co. has a bigger market share outside of pop sales, owning Frito Lay is part of it.

Now something really funny, the biggest bread and baked sweets distributer in the US: a Mexican owned company called Bimbo.  They had the money and did try to buy Hostess, but lost out by almost having a monopoly.

/you should check the list again, Mexico is the fattest, we dropped to second place
//not checking facts means we must still be competing for the dumbest
 
2013-08-21 09:41:14 AM  

Paris1127: video man: Triumph: video man: Bayer? THEY HELPED THE GODDAMNED NAZIS.

When you've got a cough, nothing beats Bayer Heroin.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x293]

At least heroin can technically treat a caugh. You can't be forgiven for Zyklon-B, though.

That was Degussa, not Bayer.

/there was some face-palming when it was revealed that one of Degussa's subsidiaries was contracted to apply anti-graffiti chemicals to the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin.


IG Farben created Zyklon-B and owned the patent. They were the major shareholder of the manufacturer of Zyklon-B (which I thought was Degesch), to whom they assigned the patent. After IG Farben (which had extensively utilized Jews for slave labor during WWII) disbanded following WWII several of their subsidiaries became independent companies. One of those companies was Bayer.

Later (the 1950s), to make up for its crimes during WWII, Bayer installed a Nuremberg-convicted war criminal as its chairman of its supervisory board.
 
2013-08-21 09:45:05 AM  

lack of warmth: Lewdy: What a shock that the two most respected brands in the world's fattest country make sugary drinks and chocolate bars. America,  leader laughing stock of the free world.

What surprised me was Hershey being on the list and not Nestle.  I am not comparing candies, just the companies.  Nestle makes Hershey look like a mom and pop operation.  It would be very hard for anyone to do any grocery shopping and not buy from a label belonging to Nestle.  As for pop, it is debatable about who sells more between Pepsi and Coke.  However Pepsi Co. has a bigger market share outside of pop sales, owning Frito Lay is part of it.

Now something really funny, the biggest bread and baked sweets distributer in the US: a Mexican owned company called Bimbo.  They had the money and did try to buy Hostess, but lost out by almost having a monopoly.

/you should check the list again, Mexico is the fattest, we dropped to second place
//not checking facts means we must still be competing for the dumbest


Several of the Pacific Island nations are much "fatter" than Mexico or the USA. The UN study that was all over the internet a month ago about the "fattest" nations conveniently did not include many nations.
 
2013-08-21 09:50:40 AM  

spentshells: I  have only had good experiences with Delta, but I am from Canada and anything is better than air Canada

Flown air canada 20 plus times left on time once and it was last month.

Government subsidized bumbs.


Former Delta employee here.  Pretty much every major airline is government subsidized.  Fuel prices are too high right now for them to really make profits on an annual basis.  When I worked there, the trans-Pacific routes were profitable, the Summer quarter was profitable and very little else was.  The unfortunate reality for the airline industry is that they are going to be hated for years because people's expectations are still based on the mid 90's, when operating costs were much lower because fuel was much cheaper.  People think they should still be entitled to that level of service without paying for the extra costs of fuel.  When I left Delta, almost 40% of the company's expenditures went to paying for fuel.  That's a cost that you just can't avoid.  Believe it or not, it takes a shiat ton of money and fuel to bring a 360 ton aircraft 6.5 miles into the air and then keep it moving at Mach .85.

As far as Delta itself goes, they real take a hit in brand recognition because they are the Brett Favre of airlines.  They are constantly in the news because they have the most lost bags, delayed flights, in-flight maintenance issues, etc of all airlines.  The news neglects to tell you that this is only because Delta has far more customers than any other airline is better than the average in all those categories.  When I worked there, Delta lost fewer than .1% of luggage and had an on time flight departure rate of of over 99%.
 
2013-08-21 10:19:10 AM  

flak attack: spentshells: I  have only had good experiences with Delta, but I am from Canada and anything is better than air Canada

Flown air canada 20 plus times left on time once and it was last month.

Government subsidized bumbs.

Former Delta employee here.  Pretty much every major airline is government subsidized.  Fuel prices are too high right now for them to really make profits on an annual basis.  When I worked there, the trans-Pacific routes were profitable, the Summer quarter was profitable and very little else was.  The unfortunate reality for the airline industry is that they are going to be hated for years because people's expectations are still based on the mid 90's, when operating costs were much lower because fuel was much cheaper.  People think they should still be entitled to that level of service without paying for the extra costs of fuel.  When I left Delta, almost 40% of the company's expenditures went to paying for fuel.  That's a cost that you just can't avoid.  Believe it or not, it takes a shiat ton of money and fuel to bring a 360 ton aircraft 6.5 miles into the air and then keep it moving at Mach .85.

As far as Delta itself goes, they real take a hit in brand recognition because they are the Brett Favre of airlines.  They are constantly in the news because they have the most lost bags, delayed flights, in-flight maintenance issues, etc of all airlines.  The news neglects to tell you that this is only because Delta has far more customers than any other airline is better than the average in all those categories.  When I worked there, Delta lost fewer than .1% of luggage and had an on time flight departure rate of of over 99%.




fark your product if it can't meet expectations.

/no one needs to fly
 
2013-08-21 10:41:50 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: The U.S. is a nation of addicts. Every single one of us.


Absolutely agreed.
 
2013-08-21 11:40:56 AM  

ajgeek: StoPPeRmobile: The U.S. is a nation of addicts. Every single one of us.

Absolutely agreed.


:)
 
2013-08-21 12:18:36 PM  

roothog: PepsiCo and CocaCo #1 really bugs me. Their product is diabetes in a can.


Fortunately they both taste farking disgusting.

files.coloribus.com
 
2013-08-21 04:59:43 PM  
Nestle is Swiss.
 
2013-08-21 09:04:04 PM  

McGrits: phrawgh: F@@!#(#@!&% AAFES!!!! :(

Army Air force Exchange Service?

I worked for them at a Burger King on Ft Eustis in VA back in '92. They paid more than minimum wage and had a nightshift bonus for working after 6. Good stuff for an 19 yr old kid flipping burgers.

Do they suck now or did I not know they sucked then?


YES! ;)
 
2013-08-22 12:08:58 AM  
Camel turkish golds are good shiat.  Diamonds in the rough these days.
 
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