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Kulverstukas
28th Jan 2018, 10:25
The founder of IKEA and Ikano, and one of the greatest entrepreneurs of the 20th century, Ingvar Kamprad, has peacefully passed away, at his home in Småland, Sweden, on the 27th of January. Surrounded by his loved ones, he died at the age of 91, following a short illness.

Inter IKEA Group | Newsroom : Ingvar Kamprad has passed away (http://newsroom.inter.ikea.com/News/ingvar-kamprad-has-passed-away/s/1f55b948-e2b7-4a36-84c9-f5bf3510a1ec)

chevvron
28th Jan 2018, 10:56
So he copied the MFI system then?

Heathrow Harry
28th Jan 2018, 11:00
I hope his coffin has to be assembled at the grave side.........................

Dan Gerous
28th Jan 2018, 11:11
Will there be a one way system, visiting every grave, at the funeral?

sitigeltfel
28th Jan 2018, 11:21
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Bee Rexit
28th Jan 2018, 11:24
Just don't eat the meatballs at the funeral.

DaveReidUK
28th Jan 2018, 12:17
Let's hope the holes line up when they lower him in ...

Chronus
28th Jan 2018, 13:23
According to Wikipedia IKEA Group, for FY 2009, after paying a franchise fee( how much ? ) to Inter IKEA Systems, made a profit of Euro 2.538 billion on sales of Euro21.846 billion. Which is a lot of meatballs. As the holding company is owned by the non-profit INGKA Foundation, none of the profit is taxed.
So this poor old chap worked for nothing all his life, and must have died a pauper. Leaving the world richer and happier for all those families with their children, going around and around the carousel in his shops, munching contendedly on all those meat balls, every weekend all year around.

TowerDog
28th Jan 2018, 13:33
Nazi sympathizer..
Newsweek:

In 2011, it was reported that he had been an active recruiter for a Swedish Nazi group after 1945, and was monitored by Swedish secret police. A spokesman for Kamprad at the time said he had long admitted flirting with fascism, but that now, ‘there are no Nazi-sympathising thoughts in Ingvar's head whatsoever’

Kulverstukas
28th Jan 2018, 13:33
As the holding company is owned by the non-profit INGKA Foundation, none of the profit is taxed.
So this poor old chap worked for nothing all his life, and must have died a pauper. Leaving the world richer and happier for all those families with their children, going around and around the carousel in his shops, munching contendedly on all those meat balls, every weekend all year around.

Along with helping IKEA make non-taxable profit, IKEA's complicated corporate structure allowed Kamprad to maintain tight control over the operations of INGKA Holding, and thus the operation of most IKEA stores. The INGKA Foundation's five-person executive committee was chaired by Kamprad. It appoints board of INGKA Holding, approves any changes to INGKA Holding's bylaws, and has the right to preempt new share issues. If a member of the executive committee quits or dies, the other four members appoint his or her replacement.

In Kamprad's absence the foundation's bylaws include specific provisions requiring it to continue operating the INGKA Holding group and specifying that shares can be sold only to another foundation with the same objectives as the INGKA Foundation.

Life is too short to date ugly girls

Kulverstukas
28th Jan 2018, 13:35
Nazi sympathizer..
Newsweek:

And Astrid Lindgren was in love with Hermann Göring, so what?

TowerDog
28th Jan 2018, 14:33
And Astrid Lindgren was in love with Hermann Göring, so what?

Never forget the Nazi pigs..

Nemrytter
28th Jan 2018, 14:40
Nazi sympathizer..
Newsweek:
...He'd fit in on this forum then.:E

SMT Member
28th Jan 2018, 14:50
Nazi sympathiser, tax dodger, employee screwer. Good riddance you vile piece of shit.

sitigeltfel
28th Jan 2018, 14:53
On another forum I speculated how long it would be before; not his building of a global business with tens of thousands of jobs, billions in income and wealth, but his Nazi past which he has apologised for.

Give yourselves a coconut! :rolleyes:

Nemrytter
28th Jan 2018, 15:01
"Sorry I recruited Nazis in Sweden during World War II and [allegedly] continued to be a Nazi for many years thereafter, bit silly on my part."
"No problem, you're a billionaire businessman."

Give yourself a morality check.:=

TowerDog
28th Jan 2018, 15:03
. his Nazi past which he has apologised for.

So a simple apology is enough to forgive a Nazi past?
Not for me, those swines invaded my country, tortured and killed my relatives and fellow countrymen.
But you don’t care about little things like that as long as he made billions?
Sick...:sad::rolleyes:

Kulverstukas
28th Jan 2018, 15:17
On another forum I speculated how long it would be before; not his building of a global business with tens of thousands of jobs, billions in income and wealth, but his Nazi past which he has apologised for.


See that line of houses over there? I built them all, but do they call me Jones the house builder? Do they hell!- See those railway lines over there? I laid them all, but do they call me Jones the engineer? Do they hell!- See those bridges over that river? I built them all, but do they call me Jones the bridge builder? Do they hell!- But, a long long time ago, I f***ed ONE sheep..

Life is too short to date ugly girls

sitigeltfel
28th Jan 2018, 15:26
But you don’t care about little things like that as long as he made billions?
Sick...:sad::rolleyes:

That is twisting what I said, which was a statement of fact. I have not excused or sympathised with his past and those who he aligned himself were responsible for the deaths of tens of millions. However, you cannot escape another fact that the Socialism that Nazism was derived from has killed hundreds of millions and it still is worshipped by many, including many who post here. The sickness of Nazism is hopefully dead, the sickness of Socialism still breeds its monsters.

Kulverstukas
28th Jan 2018, 15:43
Socialism that Nazism was derived from has killed hundreds of millions.

WAT?

BTW, can you please also name killcount of capitalism, feudalism and slavery contemporary "Democratic Free world" was derived from?

sitigeltfel
28th Jan 2018, 15:47
WAT?

BTW, can you please also name killcount of capitalism, feudalism and slavery contemporary "Democratic Free world" was derived from?

I wouldn't know if even such a number exists. But if it does, I'm sure someone can let us know?

TowerDog
28th Jan 2018, 16:31
WAT?

BTW, can you please also name killcount of capitalism, feudalism and slavery contemporary "Democratic Free world" was derived from?

You forgot religion and their followers...:sad:

Kulverstukas
28th Jan 2018, 17:37
You forgot religion and their followers...:sad:

"Hundreds of millions killed by Socialism" is enough as a marker. Hitler with his less then couple of tens millions is a kid compared to this terrible russkies. They also hacked US elections.

Nemrytter
28th Jan 2018, 19:37
However, you cannot escape another fact that the Socialism that Nazism was derived from has killed hundreds of millions and it still is worshipped by many, including many who post here.If that is socialism to you then I suggest you enter the real world for a small time. Yes, I know it's scary out there with all those 'lefties' and people who actually have some compassion and morals but give it a go. After all, you're not a snowflake...are you?

RatherBeFlying
29th Jan 2018, 00:12
Looking around my house, there's all sorts of IKEA stuff of various vintages from kitchen gadgets to furniture.

I installed a kitchen, bath and light fixtures in a previous house.

All excellent value for the price:ok:

IK made my life better.

sitigeltfel
29th Jan 2018, 06:57
If that is socialism to you then I suggest you enter the real world for a small time.

Living in the real world means understanding where the term "Nazi" and its philosophy was derived from.

Nemrytter
29th Jan 2018, 07:30
I'm glad that you have such an excellent understanding of Nazism.

sitigeltfel
29th Jan 2018, 07:43
I'm glad that you have such an excellent understanding of Nazism.


Communism, Marxism, Maoism, Socialism, Leninism, Trotskyism, Nazism, Corbynism.

Easy to understand as they are all shoots from the same poisonous root.