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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:43 pm

chadders wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:42 pm
What did he prophesise?

That BMW would need to vastly expand production to avoid a takeover, and that the volumes needed would ruin the exclusive image that they had. And in 1990, BMW had a nice neat four car range of cars many people wanted to buy. Talk of discounts (in the UK at least) was unheard of.

The solution was to either invent a sub brand from scratch, or buy an ailing manufacturer as VW did with Skoda. That was Rover.

In 1990, the launch of a new BMW was very big news. In 2019, no-one cares because you don't aspire to anything that is either easily accessible via cheap money or virtually given away.
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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by The Reverend Bluejeans » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:45 pm

Junkman wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:52 pm
What Pischetsrieder prophetised a quarter century ago is irrelevant today.
See above ^^
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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by Eddie Honda » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:02 pm

(I'm not sure if this is a piss-take. I looked at the date, and made sure I wasn't reading the Daily Mash.)

From Volkswagen:

"To compliment its latest electric vehicle, Volkswagen wanted to update its visual identity to one that would offer a more modern and holistic brand experience."

Image

"The logo was produced "in the record time of nine months" by the Volkswagen design and marketing team.

It was a collaboration between a total of 19 internal teams and 17 external agencies..."

https://www.dezeen.com/2019/09/12/volks ... ctric-car/

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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by AutoshiteBoy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:06 pm

Isn't British Airways Spanish owned these days?
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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by Eddie Honda » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:15 pm

IAG owns BA, Iberia, etc.


ETA:
Aer Lingus (after Ryanair's bid failed)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna ... ines_Group

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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by chadders » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:27 pm

I think Heathrow is owned by a Spanish company.
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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by mercrocker » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:40 pm

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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by Junkman » Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:46 pm

chadders wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:27 pm
I think Heathrow is owned by a Spanish company.
Ferrovial 25%
Qatar Holding 20%
Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec 12.62%
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation 11.20%
Alinda Capital 11.18%
China Investment Corporation 10%
Universities Superannuation Scheme 10%

All of these are themselves owned by many more companies, or are capital gains operations (read: Albanian pyramid scheme).

Ferrovial:

Freefloat 59.4%
Rijn Capital BV - a company controlled by Rafael del Pino, Chairman of Ferrovial 20.1%
Menosmares S.L.U 8.1%
SiempreLara S.L.U. 5.0%
Blackrock INC 2.8%
Soziancor S.L.U. 2.5%
Fidelity Intl 2.0%

All of these are themselves either owned by many more companies, or money laundry organisations, or capital gains companies.


Quatar Holding:

Qatar Islamic Bank (16.67%), the rest is not transparent and it's purely a money laundering operation for drug and weapons cartels and it finances terrorist groups.


Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

Manages several public and parapublic pension plans and insurance programs in Quebec.
Main depositors:

Despositor billion CAD
Canadian Government and Public Employees Retirement Plan 63,5
The Quebec Pension Plan (QPP), (French: Régie des Rentes du Québec; RRQ) 62,2
The Government of Québec Ministry of Finance 78,5
Supplemental Pension Plan for Employees of the Québec Construction Industry 20,7
Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité du Travail (CSST), Québec's occupational safety and health agency 15,3
Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ) (English: Quebec Automobile Insurance Corporation) 11,3
Total 261,5



Government of Singapore Investment Corporation

About as governmental as the Federal Reserve. It's a Private Limited wealth fund in which the Rothschilds are involved.


Alinda Capital

One of the world's largest investors in infrastructure. The Funds’ investors are predominantly pension funds for public sector and private sector workers around the world. Its funded by countless smaller capital gains companies.


China Investment Corporation

A private organisation depriving the Chinese population of the redistribution of the trillions of China's foreign exchange reserves.


Universities Superannuation Scheme

Well, the tuition fees must be blown on something, don't you think?



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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by NergleFuttocks » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:01 pm

But now I know why Quebec railway workers turn up to work every morning, snooze, then clock off.
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Re: Bullshit of the day

Post by chadders » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:04 pm

I'm a few years out of date, I hadn't kept up with them selling parts of it.

I know that I'm not in it as I sold my BAA shares to Ferrovial .
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