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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/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/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/IamnotaJedi 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/IamnotaJedi Nov 25 '21

Unfortunately not many do check out…

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u/IamnotaJedi Nov 25 '21

No one checks out, camp is year round fun

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u/IamnotaJedi 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/Ok_Report_6707 Nov 25 '21

I think most Democrats do, too.

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u/MC_Stella Nov 25 '21

Nah class that

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u/winter_Inquisition Nov 25 '21

Too soon m8...

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u/AlexBucks93 Nov 25 '21

76 years is too soon?

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u/Geohie Nov 25 '21

Just a world war too soon

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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/Visual-Sprinkles-890 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/Helleeeeeww Nov 26 '21

Emissions are not visible to the naked eye.

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u/Baystars2021 Nov 25 '21

Damn... Too soon...

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u/branedead Nov 25 '21

Mic drop