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  •  If you read the NYT article Bain & Co isn't (2+ / 0-)
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    erush1345, VClib

    advising American.  It is advising American Eagle.  That is two entirely different entities within AMR.  Two very separate pilots unions for example.  

    •  Not that that matters.... (2+ / 0-)
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      I wasn't debating about which division of AMR Bain advised; I was noting the fact that Romney's Bain did the advising.

      The "Right" thing is almost always the wrong thing.

      by Neapolitan on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:08:52 PM PST

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      •  Except it's not "Romney's Bain"... (1+ / 0-)
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        ... "Romney's Bain" is Bain Capital. The company involved with American Eagle is Bain & Company (a management consulting firm). They have almost nothing to do with each other; Bain Capital was formed by former executives from Bain & Company (the Mittster among them), but the relationship between the two firms now doesn't extend beyond the name.

        Though Romney was in the far-distant past an exec at Bain & Company, "Romney's Bain" is Bain Capital, the invest-and-break-companies-into-pieces-for-profit business.

        Getting the facts right does matter.

        "We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it." -- Willy Wonka

        by Huginn and Muninn on Mon Feb 06, 2012 at 04:41:35 PM PST

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    •  Now I am ascaired (1+ / 0-)
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      johnny wurster

      My son is a crew chief for American Eagle. Lord help me if I end up with two adult kids at home.

      Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry. F. Scott Fitzgerald, the Great Gatsby

      by riverlover on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 02:41:18 AM PST

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