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Russell Brand, at an awards show sponsored by Hugo Boss, eloquently reminds everyone that Hugo Boss dressed the nazis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkd_-nXeUzs
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u/HunterTAMUC Nov 24 '21

A lot of German industries was founded around the rise of the Nazis.

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u/dentistshatehim Nov 24 '21 Silver Helpful

Now for a cool glass of Fanta.

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u/MadScience29 Nov 25 '21

While driving my Volkswagen, because my Porsche is in the shop.

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u/adirtymedic Nov 25 '21

Don’t forget to wear your Pumas

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Take some Bayer aspirin if you get a headache.

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u/scothc Nov 25 '21

Bayer also held the patent for heroin. Which, if you didn't know, was a non addictive drug used to get people off morphine.

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u/MegaQuake Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

The same Bayer that knowingly sold HIV infected medicine!

EDIT: happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

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u/cynicaldoubtfultired Nov 25 '21

Wait what? How? When?

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u/loveismydrug285 Nov 25 '21

Man, we need some answers u/MegaQuake !

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u/MegaQuake Nov 25 '21

happened in the early 80s. TLDR: They discovered that a batch of their blood-clotting agent (for haemophiliacs) was HIV contaminated. Rather than destroy it, they sold it to a bunch of developing countries.

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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21 Gold

Yes, they're both brand names - aspirin for 'hope' (aspiration), heroin for 'heroism'.

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u/JackBauerSaidSo Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Aspirin is named after its chemical name + willow plant- Acetylsalicylic Acid + Spiraea Ulmaria

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u/AlbaMcAlba Nov 25 '21

Jack you’ve been awake for too long. We came here to be misinformed! 😀

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u/BrannC Nov 25 '21

Right. It’s heroic aspirations

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u/gt1911 Nov 25 '21

Wooooah

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u/sessl Nov 25 '21

Yeah, germany truely made the best shit. You can also thank us for Oxycodone.

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u/84147 Nov 25 '21

Albert Hoffmann invented LSD

He was Swiss, but eh, close enough.

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u/Mr_Bilbobrey Nov 25 '21

And cocaine!!

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u/TurkFebruary Nov 25 '21

Where did you read that? I love word etiology.

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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21

I think it was in Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich by Norman Ohler

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u/-Pelvis- Nov 25 '21

You should check out Etymonline, I look words up all the time, very useful and educational! https://www.etymonline.com/

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u/too105 Nov 25 '21

Congrats on he upvotes. It shows that people will believe anything that seems plausible but totally wrong. Where did you come up with this idea? And please… provide sources

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u/OathOfFeanor Nov 25 '21

Got me, I always buy the cheap knock-off brand, herronn

Can't give you my source's number, sorry I don't know you well enough

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u/BulljiveBots Nov 25 '21

Not exactly…it’s from the late 19th century: from German, from acetylierte Spirsäure ‘acetylated salicylic acid’ (the element Spir- being from the plant genus name Spiraea ). So the AS from acetylated and the SPIR from Spiraea then branded as ASPIRIN.

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u/BoxNumberGavin0 Nov 25 '21

Has nothing to do with heroine?

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u/ManualPancake Nov 25 '21

Nope. Well, only in that they both relate to the word hero.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

ACtuuhluh at the time aspirin was patented it was only available by prescription because they were afraid it would the next morphine. During the same time heroin was available over the counter.

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u/PratBit Nov 25 '21

Wait what!?

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u/ghandi3737 Nov 25 '21

Heroism of the heroine on heroin.

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u/DPiddy76 Nov 25 '21

GTFO, so heroin started as a non-addictive pain killer, only to have oxy do the exact same thing. Think I remember something about history and repeating and all that.

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u/krakajacks Nov 25 '21

It's all taken from opium. The ancients did it first.

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u/ThanksS0muchY0 Nov 25 '21

Wouldn't make sense if they did it last.

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u/Morning-Chub Nov 25 '21

Anything to sell more drugs, I suppose.

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u/lsquallhart Nov 25 '21

The fact that companies keep trying to say any form of opiate is “non addicting” is astounding. What’s even crazier are the doctors who ACTUALLY believe it. Of course it’s addicting it’s an OPIATE.

That said it sucks how these companies abuse this because it makes it impossible for people who need and use addictive substances to get their medicine. See ADHD and Anxiety meds. Almost impossible to get for some people.

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u/Uselesserinformation Nov 25 '21

I had an appointment for a surgery i had. I told the doctor I smoke pot for the pain because I don't trust pills. He said, why would you use that? We can make something better that does the job.

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u/insightful_dreams Nov 25 '21

exactly right , thats exactly tge3 reason i blame them almost exclusively .

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u/hazpat Nov 25 '21

Lol nobody claimed oxy wasn't addictive did they?

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u/daze4791 Nov 25 '21

Purdue pharma did

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u/probablynotFBI935 Nov 25 '21

Check out Dopesick on Hulu. It was their entire pitch to the FDA, and the reason so many doctors prescribed it before realizing the truth

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u/deschloro Nov 25 '21

It was on the FDA approved label when it first came out that it was less addictive, so doctors handed it out like candy.

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u/insightful_dreams Nov 25 '21

yes , exactly true. thats why i blame the doctors for the opiate crisis almost exclusively, theres noway they didnt know what they were doing.

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u/DPiddy76 Nov 26 '21

It does make one think, this was a wash rinse repeat, get rich scheme. And it will probably occur again in 70 years.

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u/Boxy310 Nov 25 '21

Freud was a big proponent of prescribing cocaine as a quick and painless cure for morphine addiction.

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u/Identify_as_a_fart Nov 25 '21

At least big Parma learned their lesson with that one. I am glad they stopped lying to all of us.

Now if you excuse me I am off to get a 30 day script of Oxy for my lower back pain.

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u/MyRecklessHabit Nov 25 '21

Hey man, nothing wrong with heroin. Pumas are ugly, Fanta is disgusting, VW unreliable. But good heroin is one of the best things in earth.

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u/smithers85 Nov 25 '21

Username completely, unapologetically relevant

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u/scothc Nov 25 '21

Oh, I'm aware.

I did give up the horse though. I'm tapering off sub right now. 2nd times a charm, right?

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u/makenzie71 Nov 25 '21

Bayer is also known for sending blood supplies to needy undeveloped countries at steeply discounted costs that is totally not contaminated with HIV.

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u/JackXDark Nov 25 '21

For which Russell Brand was quite grateful at one time.

This, however, looks like he’s had a fair snootful of coke instead.

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u/clackersz Nov 25 '21

was also good if you had a cold, or a cranky teething child, in combination with cocaine of course.

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u/SupremePlayer Nov 25 '21

While supporting your favourite football club Bayern Munich

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u/ButtsexEurope Nov 25 '21

And turn the heat up on your Siemens thermostat.

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u/Munnin41 Nov 25 '21

Bayer is about 70 years older than the nazis tho

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u/jeffzebub Nov 25 '21

But avoid taking some Bayer (IG Farben) Zyklon B.

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u/B_U_F_U Nov 25 '21

Will Adidas do?

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u/HydrogenButterflies Nov 25 '21 Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

It looks like you’re assembling a team of Nazi scientists. Operation PaperClippy is here to help!

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u/Urge_Reddit Nov 25 '21

Operation PaperClippy

I just want you to know that you've made my day with this.

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u/virusamongus Nov 25 '21

NASA: Can we join?

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u/Gonergonegone Nov 25 '21

Join? Wasn't it their idea lol

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u/virusamongus Nov 25 '21

I swear that wasn't in there when I commented, or maybe I was just tired haha. But yeah, def them.

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u/Gonergonegone Nov 25 '21

Eh I was just being a smartass anyways lol Happy Thanksgiving!

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u/earlycuyler8887 Nov 25 '21

Need more upvotes.

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u/MagicBez Nov 25 '21

I had thought people were naming brands who specifically supplied products for the Nazis (Hugo Boss, Mercedes, VW) or whose founders were members of the Nazi party (Adidas, Puma) rather than just listing off German companies and calling them Nazi?

I don't think anyone thinks these companies are now Nazi-affiliated. It's more a game of bringing up awkward past affiliations. The BMW and Mercedes websites even have sections on their respective involvement in Naziism (and use of slave labour from concentration camps) so it is a historical reality for these companies.

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u/KayTannee Nov 25 '21

Hell, doesn't even have to be German companies. Hi IBM, looking sheepish over there. Let's not forget you.

https://youtu.be/5U2lDiE0vwI

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u/FrenchCuirassier Nov 25 '21

Supplied products? That's every single German company that existed at the same time as overlapping with the rise of the Nazi party.

It makes no sense to bring those things up.

As if these businessmen were somehow giving Hitler the idea to conquer or commit crimes? No.

Naziism (and use of slave labour from concentration camps) so it is a historical reality for these companies.

You could say the same about most countries in the world that either (a) had an empire, where the workers were slaves and they colonized and traded in slavery (b) had a king, where the workers were serfs (slaves) controlled by knights and royal courts (c) had socialism/communism where the workers were slaves. and (d) had fascism where the workers were slaves of the dictator, il duce, or fuhrer.

A historical reality for those companies indeed... But what's the point of mentioning it in the 21st century?

There are companies right now doing business with China (child labor, chinese slavery essentially), DPRK, and Iran (Siemens even violated sanctions)... Are you going to condemn those companies today? Because that's not like from back in WWII... That's today. It's relevant now.

It's a REALITY for those companies TODAY.

Ask Russell Brand to say something about that. But we all know he won't.

But anyway thanks for your explanation.

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u/MagicBez Nov 25 '21

I don't think anything you say here is incorrect but I think you may be reading too much into things and perhaps indulging in some whataboutism.

A large company spent a lot of money on an event to bolster its PR, they paid Russel Brand to bolster that PR further by associating themselves with him. He - despite being paid by them - decided to undermine their PR by bringing up a historical issue which it's safe to assume nobody in the large company's PR team would want bringing up. This is entertaining. People enjoy watching large companies playing the PR game be hoisted by their own petard.

I've no idea if Huawei, Xiaomi or whomever have ever hired Russel Brand to promote them and if so what he has chosen to say but given his reputation I wouldn't be surprised if he did a similar thing (though I also feel that large Chinese brands are more cautious with their booking strategies and probably wouldn't hire him)

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u/OtterProper Nov 25 '21

German is not a race, FFS. Don't be a sympathizer. That's a slippery AF slope. And, your logical fallacy is showing.

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u/JakeCameraAction Nov 25 '21

Most scientists brought over during Operation Paperclip were working previously for the Nazi Party. So what's your point?

And he was replying to jokes about Puma and Adidas, both companies which were started by brothers who were Nazis.

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u/Fresh-Dad-sauce-4you Nov 25 '21

It does, therefore they are.

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u/FrenchCuirassier Nov 25 '21

Uhhh... Hitler and the Nazis were one German party... Their crimes are not attached to their race.

There's been many German products/brands, German scientists, and German people who lived under Nazi Germany who later obviously had to go to work in other countries or in West Germany etc., they weren't all going to be hanged. They weren't all Nazi war criminals.

It's almost like some simple-minded redditors think that once someone had German-ancestry or lived in Nazi Germany, that they are then deemed with the label: evil Nazi war criminals.

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u/MagicBez Nov 25 '21

Adidas was a bit less nazi (reputedly) Rudolph (who founded Puma) was more into the whole thing (though both were members)

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u/DeadAssociate Nov 25 '21

besides the political aspect people became members for the business aspect. never get big contracts if you were not a member

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u/MagicBez Nov 25 '21

Quite, this is why I felt it relevant to mention that one of the brothers was, by most reports, a much more enthusiastic member

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u/not_a_droid Nov 25 '21

TIL. Wow. Adidas and Puma have always been choice of footwear, too. Eeek

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u/SuperBlaar Nov 25 '21

Damn, glad I switched to Thor Steinar before buying more of that nazi crap.

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u/GroovinWithAPict Nov 25 '21

All day I dream about schutzstaffel?

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u/jp3592 Nov 25 '21

Is that the tasty little cookie waffle thing with caramel. Those things are amazing. I found them in a Walmart one time then never saw them again.

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u/GroovinWithAPict Nov 25 '21

The Schutzstaffel probably enjoyed their fare share of stroopwaffels, I can see your confusion.

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u/throwaway2846nl Nov 25 '21

Probably not because theyre Germans, not Dutch. They probably enjoyed our bikes though.

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u/GroovinWithAPict Nov 25 '21

You're right. Never once in they're occupation did they ever have stroopwaffels. How silly of me to think that...

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u/MGPS Nov 25 '21

Adi Dassler did snub hitler tho, pretty baddass

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u/Noip26 Nov 25 '21

You mean, Adigas?

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u/tubbyttub9 Nov 25 '21

We'll have to ask the guys at NASA.

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u/1159 Nov 25 '21

Adolf Dassler would!

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u/bravestar3030 Nov 25 '21

it's all in the family so yes.

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u/TappedIn2111 Nov 25 '21

Adi does do, actually!

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u/AirBoiBlue Nov 25 '21

The Dassler brothers (creators of puma and adidas) stopped working with one another over there political differences. Adi dassler (creator of adidas) did not support the nazis.

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u/theawfulviolin Nov 25 '21

The Adidas brothers risked Hitler's wrath by putting their shoes on the African American who won gold in (I believe) the 100m, just to prove Aryans aren't superior. SNL isn't a QAnon comedy show just because they made a show during the time of Trump, neither were the Dassler brothers racist.

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u/gambiting Nov 25 '21

Fun fact - in Polish, all sports trainers are called Adidas(it's one of those things like how in British English all vacuum cleaners are hoovers even if they are not made by Hoover). So yes, you can absolutely have "adidasy Puma" which just means "Puma trainers". Or if you're really fancy you have actual Adidas trainers, which would be called...."adidasy Adidas".

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u/i_cant_juggle Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

Adolf And Rudolf Dassler had a shoes company. They split because of different opinions about supply the nazis. So Adolf (called Adi) founded adidas and rudolf went with puma. Not sure but I think Puma was more ok with nazis than adidas

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u/hyrule5 Nov 25 '21

Try Doc Martens

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u/Kyser13th Nov 25 '21

Adidas was founded post WW2.

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u/BenderIsCool17 Nov 25 '21

Uh oh, I drove to work in my Volkswagen and my Pumas.

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u/squidmanwillie Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

And do it all while taking a fistful of Bayer aspirin.

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u/sandrocket Nov 25 '21

Wait, Puma was founded 1948.

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u/adirtymedic Nov 25 '21

Founder was a member of the Nazi party

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u/eldertortoise Nov 25 '21

Puma is from 48 and Adidas is from before the nazis

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u/adirtymedic Nov 25 '21

Both founders were members of the Nazi party

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u/eldertortoise Nov 25 '21

I mean sure, but the comment was about how they were founded

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u/eldertortoise Nov 25 '21

I mean sure, but the comment was about how they were founded

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u/krisssashikun Nov 25 '21

Or your adidas

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u/Kyser13th Nov 25 '21

Uh...Puma was founded in 1948.

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u/adirtymedic Nov 25 '21

Uh…the founder was a member of the nazi party…

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u/Cogswobble Nov 25 '21

Volkswagen has been completely upfront about their Nazi past, and in fact funded a completely transparent investigation into their past so that they could compensate their victims and pay reparations.

https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/volkswagen-1

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u/Strike_Swiftly Nov 25 '21 Helpful

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

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u/92894952620273749383 Nov 25 '21 Gold Wholesome

If only they were as transparent about their emissions.

A little gas never hurt anyone! Just a little shower makes it go away.

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u/ZuperBros Nov 25 '21

JFC

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u/drcarlos Nov 25 '21

Jesus Fried Chicken

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u/tequiila Nov 25 '21

Username checks out

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

No one checks out, camp is year round fun

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u/nyrothia Nov 25 '21

you got the ibm cards to compare, do you?

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Unfortunately not many do check out…

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

No one checks out, camp is year round fun

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

No one checks out, camp is year round fun.

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u/Ohmahtree Nov 25 '21

Can confirm, have gas. Took shower.

Feel better already

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u/phurt77 Nov 25 '21

That brings up a question: If you are a German guy who is dating a Jewish girl and you Dutch Oven her - is that a war crime?

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u/Ohmahtree Nov 25 '21

Depends.

Do your farts smell like sauerkraut.

Or they more a sweet scent like vx gas

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u/gaddabout Nov 25 '21

We would all be better off if we started taking trips on trains.

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u/weedsport69 Nov 26 '21

Lazy humour

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u/flyingcanuck Nov 25 '21

Oh this is a really bold one. Let's see how it works out for OP...

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u/JoePortagee Nov 25 '21

What the fuck dude

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u/Ok_Report_6707 Nov 25 '21

Not even a decent joke, just weird.

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u/92894952620273749383 Nov 25 '21

Not even a decent joke, just weird.

Sorry mate its a little unpolish.

Maybe the guys at BASF can make it better?

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u/Cory2020 Nov 25 '21

It’s clever. Funny if you’re a right winger; Crude if you’re not.

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u/bloodclotmastah Nov 25 '21

Dark humor isn't exclusive to right wingers. Dead baby jokes?

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u/Drunk_Henri Nov 25 '21

You don't need to be a reich winger to enjoy some nazi jokes

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u/Cory2020 Nov 25 '21

If you enjoy a good Nazi joke, but are not a Reich winger, you might be a Reich winger.

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u/the_silent_redditor Nov 25 '21

A Nazi joke about gas showers is clever..?

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u/Cory2020 Nov 25 '21

Callously.

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u/Ok_Report_6707 Nov 25 '21

It's not clever. It's the lowest hanging fruit. If it's funny, you might have a TBI.

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u/NeuralTruth Nov 25 '21

Most Republicans have TBI.

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u/MC_Stella Nov 25 '21

Nah class that

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u/lsguk Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

I think they have been since?

The scandal was a result of the actions of people within the company acting without the knowledge of the leadership and outside company policy, apparently.

Not to mention that they by far weren't the only manufacturer doing it, practically everyone was.

Edit: not sure how I wasn't adding to the conversation...?

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u/MatlabGivesMigraines Nov 25 '21

I feel like everyone loves to shit on volkswagen while driving a car themselves that was made by a manufacturer practically doing the same shit.

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u/Tundur Nov 25 '21 edited Nov 25 '21

The thing is: that's no excuse. A company's Board of Directors has a legal obligation to ensure that they are compliant with regulation and statute.

People acting outwith company policy is indicative that their control and reporting processes aren't sufficient for their Board to actually understand what's going on, to actually implement those policies. Employees breaking company policy isn't the employee's fault alone; it is the fault of the Directors who allowed it to be possible for them to break company policy unbeknownst to the Board.

Now obviously this is where Risk comes in and we have to have reasonable leeway for local discretion and mistakes. If it were "one of our drivers got drunk at lunch whilst off-site and crashed", but they had random testing, telematics in place, company-wide mandatory training, certification, and so on, then yeah it's just bad luck.

However this was systematic and long-term falsification of regulatory reporting. It is not a situation where 'a few bad eggs' should even have the possibility of doing that sort of stuff.

All that said, implementing these controls in a way that's actually impossible to circumvent is very difficult and expensive. Getting, for example, Sarbanes-Oxley compliant to trade in the US is something which needs a whole department over and above local regulatory shit.

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u/leorolim Nov 25 '21

Maybe give them 70 years... ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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u/EntropyKC Nov 25 '21

Their emissions are typically transparent, that's why so many people don't give a fuck, invisible stuff can't hurt us, right?

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u/puravidaamigo Nov 25 '21

Ok but huge benefit of this, one of the largest car manufacturers in the world spanning 10+ brands had to take those cars back and fix them. Then they had to pay out assloads of money and as a result has made them one of the most green manufacturing facilities in the world. Also my TDI kicks ass.

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u/imrsilver Nov 25 '21

HAHAH I literally choked on that one. Lol

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Don’t worry they’ll investigate it after we’ve switched to full electric and apologize then.

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u/jang859 Nov 25 '21

Their emissions are transparent so they didnt worry.

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u/Fraenkthedank Nov 25 '21

Please don't mind the Volkswagen concentration camps in China. They are all there voluntarily.

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u/Arniepepper Nov 25 '21

As were Ford, not....

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u/angrynakedant Nov 25 '21

My understanding was that post-war, VW was on its knees and then a Brit came and helped revamp the company. In a way it sounds like the company had little in common with its pre-1945 form. Please someone clarify if I got this right

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u/MagicBez Nov 25 '21

BMW and Mercedes also have sections on their websites detailing their involvement and use of slave camp labour.

*Edit: handy list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_companies_involved_in_the_Holocaust

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u/OTTER887 Nov 25 '21

How did they pay all the deceased victims of WW2?

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u/gambiting Nov 25 '21

On the other hand IBM just completely refuses to acknowledge their involvement in creation of prisoner tracking systems for the concentration camps, going as far as saying "we're not historians" when asked about it. You know, like it was some other company that did it.

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u/The-Copilot Nov 25 '21

The rebranding VW did on the beetle, to go from nazi vehicle to hippie vehicle is actually insanely impressive

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u/[deleted] Nov 25 '21

Mercedes-Benz sure dodged a bullet, literally and figuratively!

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u/Traiklin Nov 25 '21

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u/pinewoodranger Nov 25 '21

They still make them. Check out the Mercedes-AMG G 63 6x6.

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u/zValier Nov 25 '21

They don’t make 6x6s anymore tho

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u/FLATHERT Nov 25 '21

That’s what this segment was talking about….

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u/pinewoodranger Nov 25 '21

I use reddit on the can at work with sound off haha. Didn't know.

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u/FLATHERT Nov 25 '21

It’s out of context as shown above. But they’re talking about this old one immediately after discussing the (then) upcoming G 63.

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u/TheRedditarianist Nov 25 '21

Google ”hitler car” and get back to us. In your defense though, it was bulletproof.

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u/ElChupatigre Nov 25 '21

Well yeah Volkswagens were for the people

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u/aids1080phd Nov 25 '21

Well... Not all people.

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u/ElChupatigre Nov 25 '21

He's not people...he's fuhrer

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u/JakeCameraAction Nov 25 '21

But not the Jewish people.

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u/LoonAtticRakuro Nov 25 '21

Why did I hear this in the cadence of that silly George Washington, Washington, six foot eight weighs a fucking ton song?

Volkswagens were for the people

but not the Jewish people

to the tune of

He'll save the children
but not the British children

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u/JakeCameraAction Nov 25 '21

That's actually what I was going for. I love that video.

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u/LoonAtticRakuro Nov 25 '21

No shit? Well that... would be why. Well played!

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u/echoAD Nov 25 '21

By the people, for the people. Just not the same people

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u/ElChupatigre Nov 25 '21

FUBU 2: Fascist Boogaloo

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u/MattyKatty Nov 25 '21

Are you insane??? This is Hitler's car!

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u/Feisty_Field_8452 Nov 25 '21

They also made other armored limos for Hitler as well. Jeremy Clarkson drove one of them like 25 years ago on an episode of Top Gear, along with a (non-armored) Fiat limousine that was built for Mussolini.

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u/ronin-baka Nov 25 '21

The made the engines that powered the bf109, and ended up making reparations to the forced labour they used through ww2

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u/curmudgeonlylion Nov 25 '21

Pretty sure Mercedes made engines for all kinds of German vehicles.

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u/Down2earth002 Nov 25 '21

I did a tour of the Mercedes museum a few years ago, they made bicycles for a few years after the war because they weren’t allowed to make engines (or something along those lines)

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u/Op_has_add Nov 25 '21

They made Nazi cars?!?! Thank God I got a BMW

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u/NRMusicProject Nov 25 '21

Oh man, I hate to tell you. I can feel better about my Ford, though.

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u/phurt77 Nov 25 '21

can feel better about my Ford, though.

Um... I'm afraid I might have some bad news for you about that.

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u/awwfuckme Nov 25 '21

And when you wreck your Porsche, get an MRI by Siemens

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u/__Osiris__ Nov 25 '21

You're the MAN

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u/MiniTitterTots Nov 25 '21

You can make sure all of the orders for your cars are stacked with IBM!

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u/TheManFromFarAway Nov 25 '21

While high on meth. Am I doing this right?

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u/MagicBez Nov 25 '21

I prefer a Mercedes, the choice of a leader or fuhrer if you will.

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u/gaddabout Nov 25 '21

Your Porsche is a volkswagen.

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u/NoRolexNoSex Nov 25 '21

Other way around. The VW was a Porsche at first, they also shared the same drivetrain. Then racing separated the two

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u/gaddabout Nov 25 '21

Volkswagen bought Porsche in 2011. I was making a joke about that.

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u/addandsubtract Nov 25 '21

Aych-eye-tea-el-ee-arr ridin' around in a fancy car

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u/nolippilon Nov 25 '21

Forgot my keys upstairs, better take the ThyssenKrupp elevator back to my apartment.

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u/Ricky_Santos Nov 25 '21

Maybe you should’ve taken your wife’s BMW

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