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Fri Dec 4, 2015, 09:19 AM

Volkswagen: We're Sorry We Got Caught



As the climate change conference opened in Paris, ads appeared around the city, many from sponsors of the conference or were they? The ads looked genuine, but the messages were a bitingly satirical.


Story here:

http://www.npr.org/2015/12/04/458426977/fake-climate-change-ads-aim-to-point-out-corporate-hypocrisy

More photos here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/trending/paris-climate-talks-fake-ads-corporate-sponsors-brandalism-1.3345916

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:41 AM

1. what's really amusing is...

while what volkswagen did was horrible, it wasn't nearly has horrible as what exxon did. they have known for 30 plus years that they were one of the prime causes for pollution and climate change, but chose to hide and bury the studies they funded and then go on to deny everything or any connection to CC.

now that we know they did this, what was done to hold their feet to the flame? not a damn thing. in fact, it's been all but forgotten in the press.

so piss on volkswagen all you want, the fuel that powers their cars is at fault.

but hey, it's easier and less expensive to publically castigate the company that makes the tool, instead of the company at actually powers it.

we human's are just so amusing.

twiddling our thumbs and thinking we actually did something important.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:48 AM

3. If you read listened to the article or looked at the pics, you'd see that the "brandals" attacked a

whole slue of companies that are hosting the summit such as Air France, Disney, Exxon Mobil(!) and Shell, not just Volkswagen.



Another amusing thing about humans is how they leap to conclusions based on subject lines....

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Response to FSogol (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:50 AM

4. I did read the article...

my point is the larger concern.

ask anyone and they will tell you that Volkswagen lied.

then ask them about exxon mobile lying about their climate change study and they will give you a blank look.

volkwagen is in the news and exxon mobile has been given a virtual free pass by the media.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:59 AM

5. Yeah, that's apparent on DU too. Everyone claims to hate WalMart, but seems to love Amazon, Apple &

Google whose business practices are even worse. Look at the support for companies like Airbnb and Uber who shift costs to the worker while avoiding government regulation. Hardly progressive ideals. Look at how people diss the government for collecting info, but willingly give it to Twitter and Facebook.

It's the duality of mankind, I suppose.

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Response to FSogol (Original post)

Fri Dec 4, 2015, 10:42 AM

2. Several friends are still enjoying 51mpg in their TDI VWs.

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