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The Top 12 Brands Likely to Disappear
Seeking Alpha ^ | 4/25/2009

Posted on 04/25/2009 12:53:20 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

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To: SeekAndFind

Why is the name ‘Pitney Bowes’ never on lists like this? They deserve extinction more than anybody on this list.


51 posted on 04/25/2009 3:53:09 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: EggsAckley

Try being 6’6”. If it takes 12 hours or less to drive I drive.


52 posted on 04/25/2009 4:10:23 PM PDT by John Will
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To: Ted Grant
despite having crossed the rubicon of age 50.

By coincidence, Caesar was 50 when he crossed the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. (he was born in July 100 B.C.).

53 posted on 04/25/2009 4:18:23 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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That happened in 2006. I have not flown since, except for flying First Class to Maui in 2007. BIG difference.

I think my legs suffered an incurable condition on that United flight. (I’m no spring chicken)


54 posted on 04/25/2009 4:21:51 PM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply." W.C Fields)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I like it when I am accidentally cerebral. Thanks!


55 posted on 04/25/2009 4:22:53 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Wuli

3. Nike, and their top three competitors - all over rated.

Underarmour and Adidas kick ass.


56 posted on 04/25/2009 5:21:37 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: DuncanWaring

I was on US Air flight where the Flight Attendant was putting ice into drinks with her bare hands, she had the sniffles too. I didn’t really care because had I seen her in a bar I would have made out with her.


57 posted on 04/25/2009 5:24:02 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: EggsAckley

It’s not the airline fault once the plane leaves the gate. I was listening to ATC on one flight and we had to wait on the tarmac because some fool filed incorrect flight plans.


58 posted on 04/25/2009 5:26:21 PM PDT by Perdogg (University of North Carolina - 2009 NCAA basketball champs)
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To: P-Marlowe
I like Eddie Bauer.

The original Eddie Bauer went bankrupt and the name was bought by a new company, which is now going bankrupt. Most brands will continue on with new owners.

59 posted on 04/25/2009 6:09:06 PM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: Perdogg
I was on US Air flight where the Flight Attendant was putting ice into drinks with her bare hands, she had the sniffles too.

Just like Listerine, whiskey kills 99.99% of all germs on contact.

60 posted on 04/25/2009 6:18:23 PM PDT by Reeses (Leftism is powered by the evil force of envy.)
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To: EggsAckley
I hate United. Worst airline in history. I will do a little happy dance when it's gone.

I have a friend who is a pilot at United. He is a wonderful Christian man with a beautiful family. He is also a decorated former navy pilot. I would hate to see him loose his job.
61 posted on 04/25/2009 7:38:01 PM PDT by ThinkingBuddha
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To: SeekAndFind
they will continue to do business as they distance themselves from the “toxic” AIG parent brand, which eventually will go away.

About the time it becomes necessary to pay some of the debt, to the fed are the tax payer.

62 posted on 04/25/2009 7:41:38 PM PDT by org.whodat (Auto unions bad: Machinists union good=Hypocrisy)
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To: FreepShop1
Yes, I think crocs are great. They are very popular with doctors and nurses as they are antibacterial, you can wash them in the washer, and they are cushioned for long hours on the feet.

I have 3 pairs in different colors. I am not sure about the quality of the knockoffs, but obviously the cheaper prices affected Crocs sales. I, too, was surprised to see the knockoffs on the market in such a short time.

Crocs can survive if they cut their prices in half. They have made their fortune, and I think they can survive with a lowered profit.

63 posted on 04/25/2009 8:42:24 PM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: SeekAndFind
There's a Borders near my house (5 minutes). Used to love to go over there and browse books and CDs, and occasionally buy a cup of coffee. I got annoyed with them when I noticed they carried NO CONSERVATIVE MAGAZINES at all. Not National Review, not American Spectator, not nuthin'! I wrote to them about it, and they replied that most conservatives subscribe to their magazines but most liberals buy off the rack at the store (BS). Also, they pared down the classical CD section to almost nothing, so I stopped going there for music.

Eventually, I began to buy most books, CDs and DVDs from Amazon. I read a lot of nonfiction, and can find what I want easily online. Still, I will miss Borders. Even though I seldom go there, it was nice to browse and enjoy a cup of coffee. But, I could have run the place better. Books are sold pretty much at MSRP.

I'll also miss Eddie Bauer. I am 6'5" tall, and have bought a lot of clothes from them over the years because they carry tall sizes. I still wear a lot of EB clothes, but not as much as I used to. Their prices are sky-high, and now that J.C. Penney has tall clothes, I get a lot from them.

So, i guess I am sad to see some places close, even though I never shop there anymore.

64 posted on 04/25/2009 8:54:07 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte
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To: Verginius Rufus

Just duh wondering . . .

Did Caesar write down on his passport that he was born 100 B.C. ?

Kinda always wondered about that.


65 posted on 04/26/2009 3:06:16 AM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: A'elian' nation
Actually there is a bit of a debate about when Caesar was born. Both the biography by Suetonius and the one by Plutarch are missing the opening chapters which would presumably have given his year of birth by naming the consuls of that year, but Suetonius says that he was in his fifty-sixth year when he died (in chapter 88 of the Life). His birthday was definitely in July--that's why that month was renamed in his honor.

Normally a Roman was supposed to be at least 42 when he became consul, so some have argued that Caesar must have been born in 102 since he was consul for the first time in 59 B.C., but there may have been a rule that patricians could hold the office two years early.

66 posted on 04/26/2009 5:14:05 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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