The simple answer: they got too f*#!ked up to get out of the air.
2) The American Express Co.
For years, “the American” was a dirty word in the airwaves, but in 1978 they took it out at a stroke by signing an agreement with the “A” to use the title if it was to “continue,” as in, “The American Express company, a division of American Express Co., has a new slogan – A.I. Co.” This gave them a new, shiny brand and a whole heap of brand equity. In the meantime, the A went on to become the world’s largest and most-respected air carrier by a vast margin. They could have called themselves the American Airlines Co., but they didn’t want their brand tainted.
“The most influential company on the earth” is not necessarily a catchy headline, but it has had some true-to-name quality to it, including one that, when uttered on air, has been “forbidden” for years. Not surprisingly, this company had a strong relationship with the French Air Force which is probably why they came up with the motto: “Tout est fait de la France.”
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In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting, the question on the minds of every individual and agency is not whether the mass shooting will ever change—it never has. And yet, while some have found solace when the Orlando incident has been deemed over, others have found solace in the notion that there are always more than just guns in the equation.
There’s no shortage of articles about how the Orlando terrorist attack left several dead, including Omar Mateen, who gunned down 49 people at the Pulse nightclub. But there’s also a glaring lack of an argument from one of the many gun control groups that says we need new federal gun laws; more gun stores; tougher background checks; and more funding to law enforcement to prevent firearm-related crime.
As I’ve written previously, the fact of the matter is that gun owners are responsible for a disproportionate number of gun-related deaths and injuries because we’re more likely to commit crimes with guns but more likely to exercise our Second Amendment rights. And yet, this argument is met with utter scorn from gun control proponents.
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