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funfundvierzig 258 posts  |  Last Activity: 1 hour 4 minutes ago Member since: Sep 6, 2002
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  • Reply to

    After 3 years of complaining

    by unposter76 Jul 30, 2015 7:09 AM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 30, 2015 7:35 AM Flag

    We just got a good laugh from this illiterate shilling for DuPont Management and yelling "STRONG BUY". All this perennial hostile heckler can accomplish over the internet is to rip off grade school insults. Such is the lower mental class with no education and no comprehension of the three-card monte his beloved DuPont bosses are playing.

    A good laugh, indeed...funfun..

  • Dirty-Playing Shills Try To Blame Nelson Peltz for Thousands Axed

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, we laughed uncontrollably six years ago when the freshly minted CEO, Ellen J. Kullman promised greater "transparency". Things have been conducted ever since in Fortress Wilmington with more hyper-secrecy and evasion than ever.

    Take the news leaking out in the past 48 hours about the career bloodbath at SHAMours. Do you really think survivors, in fear of future redundancies, are going to be giving their all to junk bond-financed SHAMours, which, in our opinion, is not unlikely to go insolvent or bankrupt down the road, given the massive weight of environmental remediation costs and potential costs of litigation gone wild?

    Talk about transparency and market manipulation...DuPont's sneaky bosses will be extracting $4 billion of cash from SHAMours for the purpose of pumping up DuPont shares via share-buybacks. Whom do these fakers in the Fortress think they are fooling: Devaluing SHAMours and pretending to add value to DuPont?

    In the meantime, demoralised employees & Managers for SHAMours are about to make the dreary grey, 108 year-old DuPont Building in crime-infested Wilmington their "Global Headquarters". This run-down pigeon-stained structure is a monument to mismanagement, and a mausoleum to what used to be the greatest chemical enterprise on the planet.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual investor at large and long time student of the dysfunctional DuPont in degradation...funfun..

  • Motivation of Fearful Employees Evaporates

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, one of the factors glib Wall Street analysts never mention is the state of morale of this downward spirally conglomerate. Years of severe cost-slashing and redundancies have taken their toll.

    While much fine talent remains at DuPont, the men and women toiling therein are fearful for their careers and the continuing erosion of benefits. They go through the motions and do not take risks to create and produce. Much of the Company's best talent has been bailing out for years, going to work for far more progressive competitors or lucrative consulting, or taking early retirement. DuPont conspicuously lacks a critical mass of scientific and research talent to innovate and commercialise cutting edge new technologies, in our estimation.

    In a continually shrinking organisation, opportunities for professional and financial advancement shrink. What opportunities which do exist go first to those enjoying the special preferences for gender and colour mandated by Management's merit-free DuPont Diversity Model. And how has that worked out for DD shareholders? Why, DuPont's own lacklustre leader with little business sense, Ms. Kullman, appears to be a product of this demoralising and divisive Diversity Model.

    In conclusion, the deep-down demoraliation of regular employees and middle-level Managers and researchers which has metastasised throughout this sick oranisation will sandbag invention and growth for the future for years to come. The outlook for the dwindling DuPont is undeniably dismal.

    Merely the opinion and morning commentary of one individual investor and long-time student of the degraded DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jun 19, 2015 11:24 AM Flag

    Readers, it's old dirty trick of corporate PR damage control: LIE and pretend that all dissension and criticism comes from a single source. Such is the LIE put forth by this admitted representative of the DuPont Company and DuPont employee assigned to the net to protect DuPont Management and launch distracting, nonsensical personal attacks.

    The undersigned exclusively posts under his long-established identity, funfundvierzig...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jun 21, 2015 11:53 AM Flag

    Readers, we haven't used either vraiment_mais_oui or dudolt for years as we presently and for the better part of the last decade have posted exclusively in Yahoo! Finance under our long-established I. D. funfundvierzig...funfun..

    What is staggering here is an avowed DuPont employee and admitted representative of the DuPont Company would obsessively monitor a single independently speaking investor, and wage constant CYBER-HARASSMENT with hundreds of vile, sleazy personal attacks. That trashy behaviour by an announced DuPont employee, bitterly resentful over her lack of education, goes to show how devoid this crumbling conglomerate is of integrity and decency. DuPont Management's much touted CORE VALUES is a laughing mockery. What a sleazy Company, and from a sleazy Company, investors and shareholders can expect the absolute worst currently and down the road!

    Unfortunately, the dirty-playing DuPont Company is chock full of unethical trash like this pathologically disturbed bully in DuPont AG. Ask the thousands of victims of DuPont's toxic, cancer-causing Teflon chemical C8 or the residents of Spelter, West Virginia or Pompton Lakes or the surviving family members of those killed by UNSAFE workplaces in DuPont's run-down, negligently managed factories like Belle, West VA or La Port, Texas.


  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 28, 2015 8:20 PM Flag

    The imperious Empress of Imprelis has no clothes! And it is downright ugly.

    Yep, how has that Management-mandated DuPont Diversity Model worked out for DD shareholders? The Model throws merit out the window and propels those up the Management ladder who enjoy gender and colour preferences!


  • Dinner Time Talk at the Kullman Estate

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, the dreary stats are out from Fortress Wilmington this morning not so bright but early. Predictably everything is shrinking. So when DuPont Chieftess, Ellen J. Kullman, goes home tonight and sees her husband, she can exclaim with profound truth...

    "Hey, Honey, I Shrank the Company Today!"


    * GAAP per share earnings for Q2 2015, $1.03 down from $1.15.

    * Revenues, $8.6 billion, down 11%

    * Full year guidance, down to $3.10 per share.

    * Dividend plummets to 38 cents payable in September, 2015.

    Everything thing is shrinking but for the pay and perks of $15 million-a-year Ms. Kullman and her circa 100 DuPont Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the like.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual investor at large and long-time student of the shrinking, sinking, and stinking DuPont Company...funfun...

  • DuPed Shamours & DuPont Shareholders Have Become Increasingly Agitated As Huge Share Losses Mount!

    Good Evening, Bonsoir, Guten Abend, Buona Sera,

    Investors, there is more than a whiff of mendacity in the air. More a powerful stench like a toxic chemical cloud overhanging Chestnut Ruin, DuPont's new Delaware World Headquarters of Sustainable Excellence and the old pigeon-stained DuPont Building downtown Wilmington, the new World Headquarters of Unsustainable Decadence of Shamours.

    Long-time students of DuPont will recall the DuPont BENLATE scandal, which cost DD shareholders over $2 billion. The dirty-dealing of DuPont Management spawned a stockholders fraud class-action against the DuPont Company and its then CEO Edgar Woolard. The lawsuit was ultimately settled in favour of DD shareholders with a $77 million award.

    Will aggrieved DD & CC shareholders bring a similar action, contending DuPont Management made misleading statements or concealed...

    * The magnitude of potential litigation liabilities and cost to bring broken-down, severely cost-slashed plants into compliance with safety and environmental rules and regulations?

    * Remediation of numerous hazardous waste sites?

    * The murky workings of DuPont's $4 billion DD stock buy-back from secretive "select" shareholders?

    * The erosion of market share and loss of customers?

    * The projected dividend stream of DuPont and Shamours?

    In our opinion, it's only a matter of time before the Management-damaged owners of the Non-Chemical DuPont and Shamours turn to the courts for redress. Stay tuned.

    Merely the evening commentary and perspective of one individual retail investor at large...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Aug 24, 2015 7:22 AM Flag

    Oh, one more point:

    Ms. Kullman's corporate raiding doesn't stop with Shamours. Recall how she engineered a $50 million platinum parachute from her submissive derelict Directors on the DuPont Board she whips and dominates as "Chair". If stripping $50 million out of the diminished DuPont she notoriously has mismanaged for years isn't raiding, we don't know what is! What remarkable hostility to DD shareholders.


  • DuPont's Mythical "GLORY" Is Always Down The Road

    The Sunday Size-Up

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, in the week just past on May 27, 2015, DuPont Chieftess, Ellen J. Kullman, jetted to New York City to share her compelling strategy for DuPont at the Bernstein Strategic Decisions Conference. With a straight face, albeit tired and haggard, Ms. Kullman boasted about being "well prepared for our next step change in both growth and value." Why wasn't she "well prepared" six years ago?

    This PR-obsessed DuPont Management has wasted resources and energy bragging about all their strategies, but never really executing them successfully for the past decade and a half

    "We have a clear, compelling and focused strategy that is delivering value for shareholders today...", Ms. Kullman proclaims, ... such as her tree-killing dandelion lawn treatment, DuPont Imprelis, which brought in $7 million in revenue, but cost DD shareholders, over $1.2 billion in losses!

    Ms. Kullman crows about "Higher Growth". But by dumping her chemicals on July 1, 2015, she is shrinking her Company from $35 billion in yearly revenues to $27 billion in yearly revenues. Since when is SHRINKAGE Equals GROWTH?

    What a bunch of hype and hokum out of Fortress Wilmington! Shrinking and sinking is "progress"? Financing your once vaunted chemicals operations with junk bonds and dumping them on shareholders is "progress"? SHAMours, indeed.

    Merely the Sunday Size-Up digitally penned by one investor at large and long-time student of the deteriorating DuPont Company in serious decline...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig by funfundvierzig Jul 22, 2015 6:47 AM Flag

    Arrogance Is A Dumb DuPont Management Marketing Strategy

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, in the face of the spamming with trash talk by avowed DuPont employee/agents and rabid protectors and promoters of DuPont Management, we know something must be terribly amiss with the long touted DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline".

    Ill-conceived to compete with petroleum from the get-go, the pompous and pretentious "Sustainability" crowd in insular Fortress Wilmington contemptuously assumed,

    "We Will Build It..They Will Come".

    Build it in the corn fields of Iowa, and customers will beat down the dirt roads to buy up all the DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline" they can! Never mind the high price tag of producing this small engine-damaging ethanol and never mind the obvious environmental destruction and cost of stripping hundreds of thousands of acres of rich organic material from farmers' fields, corn stover.

    Having sunk hundreds of $millions into this bio-blunder, the bio-bozos in the executive suites of DuPont are finding out after more than a decade their Field of Dreams is really a Field of Screams.

    Merely the viewpoint of one individual investor at large and long-time student of the doltishly-run DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • Reply to

    More Problems for DD from CSB Report

    by severe_violator Jul 22, 2015 5:45 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 22, 2015 9:13 PM Flag

    Why wasn't that month-old "urgent work order" executed with the utmost dispatch? Was it deferred maintenance to save money to feed the huge bonuses of the arrogant DuPont officials sitting in the executive suites of Fortress Wilmington two thousand miles away?

    This egregious negligence on the part of DuPont Management is nothing less than criminal in our estimation. It's right up there with the criminal negligence and decade-long conspiracy of the mendacious Management of the corrupt General Motors, who looked the other way as hundreds were killed and maimed from their deadly defective ignition switches!

    DuPont...The Merchants of Death.

    Merely, of course, the opining of one individual investor at large...funfun..

  • Reply to

    More Problems for DD from CSB Report

    by severe_violator Jul 22, 2015 5:45 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jul 23, 2015 5:52 AM Flag

    Given the years of severe cost-slashing and hostile indifference to workplace safety, query how many more deathtrap conditions and severe violations are being replicated at other run-down DuPont factory sites? Are the big bosses of DuPont competing with the horrible historical record of their Food-to-Fuel partner, British Petroleum, in workplace horror?

    General Motors has its integrity-depleted Management and deathtrap cars; DuPont and Shamours has its integrity-depleted Management and their deathtrap plants. Ultimately Ellen J. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess, and her protege, Shamours CEO Mark Verguano will have to answer for the gross negligence and appalling indifference to human life and safety.


  • funfundvierzig by funfundvierzig Jul 24, 2015 1:46 PM Flag

    The Good People of Trian May Have Grossly Under-Estimated the Rot & Rotteness of this Crumbling Conglomerate Calling the Dwarf State of Delaware Home


    Good Afternoon, Bonsoir, Guten Abend,

    Readers, some months ago we raised the question: Did Mr. Peltz, notwithstanding his historical record as a very savvy and successful investor buy a pig in poke sinking more than $2 billion into the shares of DuPont? Two years ago when his large stake was announced, DD, D ouble D reary, was changing hands at 55. It's 56 and change as we write today, July 24, 2015. Add a couple bucks for the plummeting shares of CC, C rumbling C ompany or Shamours he received, and you come up with a mediocre investment indeed.

    Did Mr. Peltz embarrassingly under-estmate...

    * The disabilities and dishonesty of DuPont's DuPlicitous Management?

    * The severe decay of DuPont's run-down plants, deadly dangerous work places?

    * The massive current and potential legal and hazardous waste liabilities?

    * The pervasive demoralisation of the women and men working for DuPont, the absence of motivation?

    * The conspicuous lack of Innovation, and public relations cover-ups?

    * The superiority of DuPont's better managed competitors.

    Frankly and personally, we're surprised Mr. Petlz and his Trian Fund still have all their shares of Shamours and the Non-Chemical DuPont.

    Merely THE WEAK IN REVIEW digitally penned by one individual investor at large and long-time student of the dissimulating DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • The One the Timorous & Tied Down Analysts Around the Telephonic Table on the Earnings Conference Call Were Too Scared To Ask the Imperious Empress of Imprelis On July 28, 2015.

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno,

    "Ms. Kullman, one more question, please, if you will.

    "Today and on several occasions earlier this year you have claimed, 'our ongoing transformation to a higher growth, higher value company' is in place.

    "But this morning, shares of Chemours hit another new low, single digits of 9.86, down from its June 19, 2015 price of 22.25. Similarly DD has plunged from its peak price this year of 76.59 to a low of 52.79 this morning. Investors seem to be having considerable difficulty in seeing this 'higher growth' and 'higher value', you confidently envision, as their shares are being dramatically devalued.

    "Would you care to comment…"


  • JP Morgan Falls for PR Hype from Fortress Wilmington, Upgrades Dreary DD Shares


    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    On Friday just past, Aug. 14, 2015, JP Morgan put a higher grade on DD, citing "high quality". "High-quality agricultural companies have received high-teens EBITDA bids, which we read as a rough marker of intrinsic value,…", proclaims JP Morgan.

    Trouble is DuPont AG is not a "high quality" ag concern. Funny thing is JP Morgan analysts don't mention in the past five years, DuPont Management delivered the biggest, most costly new ag product failure in 21st century corporate America:

    DuPont Imprelis, a dandelion lawn treatment, marketed falsely, if not fraudulently as "eco-safe" and "very environmentally friendly" proved to be a highly effective serial killer of mature landscaping trees, hundreds of thousands of them across the country! DuPont Imprelis, mercifully banned by the U. S. EPA, has cost DD shareholders $1.2 billion in losses and charges. "High quality"?

    Moreover, DuPont Management failed in its first major attempt to develop and commercialise a first-generation genetically modified seed trait to compete with Monsanto:

    DuPont OptimumGAP cannot be planted by farmers "without risk" in the exact words of DuPont's defencive executives. "High quality"?

    DuPont is compelled to shell out hundreds of $millions in license fees every year to Monsanto to put Monsanto's superior GM traits in DuPont Pioneer's otherwise prosaic seed line-up. "High quality"?

    In pesticides and crop protection, DuPont is a pronounced laggard to world-leader, Syngenta, and also trails embarrassingly behind Bayer, BASF, Dow Chemical, and Monsanto (again). "High quality"?

    Finally, in Q2 2015, the revenues and profits of DuPont AG slumped significantly.

    In our opinion, JP Morgan analysts have not done their homework. The diminished and degraded DuPont is anything but a "high quality" enterprise.

    Merely THE WEAK IN REVIEW penned by one investor...funfun

  • Ms. Kullman Fits the Raider Label With Which She Slammed Nelson Peltz

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Investors, in her prolonged smear campaign DuPont Chieftess Ellen Kullman and her nasty team including admitted employee/agents planted on the net accused Nelson Peltz of being an outside raider out for a quick buck. But the commercial reality is it is Ms. Kullman who has done the raiding:

    With the ample help of her CFO Nicholas FeignandFakeUs, Ms. Kullman raided Chemours, or is it Shamours? before it even set forth as an independent corporation on July 1, 2015.. DuPont Management financed Shamours with junk bonds, crushing debt, and stripped out $4 billion of cash. How to use the cash? Manipulate the price of DD shares with buybacks from "selective departing shareholders".

    Nelson Peltz certainly cannot be happy with the whopping loss in value of his DD position, can he? The shares have taken a five-month cliff-dive, losing a whopping third of value from 77 to 52, with more losses set for this morning, Aug. 24, 2015.

    Query, will DuPont's Chief Engineer, Ms. Kullman, engineer a buyback of all or some of Mr. Peltz's DD shares? This truculently bitter Empress of Imprelis would love to get rid of Mr. Peltz and lower the scrutiny of her sick, six-year long performance. Stay tuned.

    Merely the morning commentary and query of one individual investor and long-time student of the decaying DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jun 2, 2015 9:55 AM Flag

    Readers, notice the continuing CYBER-HARASSMENT waged in hundreds of vicious personal attacks by shills and avowed DuPont Managers & DuPont employees. Clueless, they show you the true character of this corrupt Company and the unethical culture of DuPont Management.

    For the record, of course, we have never been fired by DuPont, but these sleazy protectors and promoters of DuPont Management believe if they repeat the brazen lie long enough, it somehow will stick and discredit what we have to say as an investor. These sleazebags are doing the same to defame Nelson Peltz and his family.

    Any graduate who might consider employment with this integrity-depleted organisation should read the vindictive attacks launched by admitted representatives of DuPont over the internet. There is absolutely no tolerance for differing opinions or fresh ideas in this hyper-controlled hierarchy, shrinking as we speak as thousands of jobs are projected for abolition.


  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Jun 18, 2015 8:21 AM Flag

    Unfortunately, this deep-down corrupt conglomerate has been run by unalloyed creeps completely devoid of decency for years and years. DuPont Management has known about the stark dangers of their DuPont Teflon chemical C8 for years, an extraordinarily toxic, cancer-causing poison they secretly put in the drinking water supplies for 100,000 unsuspecting plant neighbours for decades.

    GM's fraud-driven Managers and engineers may have killed and maimed hundreds with deadly defective ignition switches, but it is likely DuPont's dirty Management has killed off thousands with their toxic Teflon chemical and other hazardous wastes.

    Now the tab is coming due for the owners of DuPont and Shamours, in massive proportions.


  • Stay tuned, folks, to CNBC. DuPont's lackluster leader is grabbing the spotlight, likely to blame the financial crisis in Europe for her sick, sick results in Q2 2015 and in the coming Q3 and Q4. More DuPont PR DuPlicity

    DuPont's customarily and evasive Management never takes any accountability for their brazen mismanagement and misfiring. The dive off the cliff of these dreary DD shares tell the story.


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