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funfundvierzig 257 posts  |  Last Activity: May 22, 2015 8:50 AM Member since: Sep 6, 2002
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  • Reply to

    905.4 mil shares outstanding

    by psychopath_watch Feb 23, 2015 11:39 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 24, 2015 10:12 AM Flag

    Here is the answer:

    All of those outstanding DD shares bought back for $billions have gone right out the door again as compensation, options, etc for the grossly overpaid CEO and circa 100 middling DuPont Presidents, Vice Presidents, and like.

    Bottom-line, DD shareholders have been ripped off for sub-performance, muddled and confusing financial reporting, consistently missed guidance, and massive $billion bombs, such as DuPont OptimumGAP, and Imprelis, Tell Us! and a whole array of bio-foolish schemes like DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline".

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 26, 2015 2:12 PM Flag

    Folks, it is hard to believe this now DuPont-damaged, second-rate seed business was once the largest and most innovative seed enterprise on the globe for most of the 20th century. That was before Pioneer Int'l Hi-Bred succumbed to the crushing DuPont conglomerate bureaucracy and the persistent cash drain extracted from Fortress Wilmington, as the contributor, hemant.varma, points out in his comments on this thread. ...funfun..

  • Siege Mentality in Fortress Wilmington, A Bad Sign for DD Shareholders

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, the lacklustre leadership team at DuPont still think they are king of the mountain, running the biggest, the best chemical and materials and seeds operation on the planet. How terribly delusional, they are. Nothing infuriates these old time Wilmingtonians isolated in the dwarf state of Delaware with it anti-shareholder, CEO-coddling corporate laws, more than to be exposed and held accountable for their misfiring and multitudinous mistakes.

    Well guess what, Ms. Kullman? You are "leading" a publicly traded corporation, and shareholders have every right to question your performance and scrutinise your blow-up bombs like Imprelis and DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline". Instead in the week just past, the hubris-heavy Empress of Imprelis lashed out at major investor Nelson Peltz, sneering that she and her Management "would not be diverted by Trian's increasingly hostile attacks." An overly emotional Ms. Kullman is obviously taking this personally, and exhibiting a conspicuous siege mentality. And that is not good for the owners of this corporation, DD shareholders. Enough drama, Ms. Kullman should stand down for the good of the remnants of DuPont and its stockholders.

    Merely THE WEAK IN REVIEW digitally penned by one individual retail investor and long-time student of the
    ditzy-dominated DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 27, 2015 8:24 AM Flag

    Comically, DuPont's simple-minded "leaders" in their PR flim-flam have always tried to equate "Innovation" with the sheer number of patent filings cranked out by their patent lawyers in the DuPont LEGAL bureaucracy. Quantity always supersedes any noticeable quality.

    Bottom-line, how many high-volume, high-profit new blockbuster products and breakthrough technologies have come out of the much shrunken and demoralised R & D labs of DuPont during the reign of the Empress of Imprelis?

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 28, 2015 10:03 AM Flag

    Not only has DuPont Management's mandated, merit-free Diversity Model (forced affirmative action on hiring, promotion by pigment and sex) been a notorious failure (look at the very top of the pyramid), but three decades ago, to save lots of money, DuPont discarded the idea of hiring the best and the brightest, dismissing top-ranking graduates of first tier schools in favour of hiring from the third -tier institutions. The result: a conspicuous dumbing-down of the DuPont Company, and the dysfunctional, intensely demoralised mess you have today in the degraded DuPont of 2015. And you have seen $billion bombs like DuPont OptimumGAP, DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline", and of course, Imprelis, Tell Us!

    ...funfun..

  • The Comical Degradation of the National Academy of Engineers

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, DuPont Management has a long and laughable history of PR stunts and fluff to make themselves look good. So we were not surprised to see the official DuPont Press Release this week trumpeting the election of DuPont Chieftess Ellen J. Kullman to the prestigious National Academy of Engineers, whose members have all performed some remarkable feat of innovative engineering.

    But what has Ms. Kullman "engineered", you might ask? Well, she presided over the most costly, biggest new ag product failure and consumer product fraud in 21st century corporate America: tree killing DuPont Imprelis, a now EPA-banned dandelion herbicide for the lawn, which has cost DD shareholders to date $1.2 billion! Some "engineering" milestone.

    And who is one of the big corporate donors to the Nat. Academy of Engineers? Why, the DuPont Company! And who chairs the Nat. Academy of Engineers Committee on Implementing Messages (public relations) according to the 2013 NAE Annual Report? Ellen J. Kullman.

    Folks, it looks to us like one of those phony conflicted trophies. The Academy has degraded itself, and its authentic members previously elected on the merit of their outstanding engineering achievements should feel debased by this DuPont PR "engineering".

    Who's next? DuPont CFO, Nicholas FairlyRidikulis, or E.V.P, James Bore-Well, elected to MENSA?

    Merely THE WEAK IN REVIEW and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the dissimulating DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • The Comical Degradation of the National Academy of Engineers

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, DuPont Management has a long and laughable history of PR stunts and fluff to make themselves look good. So we were not surprised to see the official DuPont Press Release this week trumpeting the election of DuPont Chieftess Ellen J. Kullman to the prestigious National Academy of Engineers, whose members have all performed some remarkable feat of innovative engineering.

    But what has Ms. Kullman "engineered", you might ask? Well, she presided over the most costly, biggest new ag product failure and consumer product fraud in 21st century corporate America: tree killing DuPont Imprelis, a now EPA-banned dandelion herbicide for the lawn, which has cost DD shareholders to date $1.2 billion! Some "engineering" milestone.

    And who is one of the big corporate donors to the Nat. Academy of Engineers? Why, the DuPont Company! And who chairs the Nat. Academy of Engineers Committee on Implementing Messages (public relations) according to the 2013 NAE Annual Report? Ellen J. Kullman.

    Folks, it looks to us like one of those phony conflicted trophies. The Academy has degraded itself, and its authentic members previously elected on the merit of their outstanding engineering achievements should feel debased by this DuPont PR "engineering".

    Who's next? DuPont CFO, Nicholas FairlyRidikulis, or E.V.P, James Bore-Well, elected to MENSA?

    Merely THE WEAK IN REVIEW and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the dissimulating DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • Reply to

    DD director buys 16k shares

    by unposter76 Feb 28, 2015 1:41 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 28, 2015 2:26 PM Flag

    Hmmmm...Folks, what is the real deal here?... Speculating...A DuPont Director's perk like an interest-free loan from the Company, which can be used by the Director to buy DD shares? And he is wading in at 77, when only a few months ago, the woman who knows more secrets about this crumbling conglomerate than anyone, Ms. Kullman, dumped a third of her shares at circa 70 to 71, hauling in $35 million?

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    DD director buys 16k shares

    by unposter76 Feb 28, 2015 1:41 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 28, 2015 7:56 PM Flag

    fan and chris,

    And never forget the current "leader" of this sunken and shrunken conglomerate is Charlene O. Holliday, Jr. with bleached blond hair, wearing a pantsuit.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Feb 28, 2015 8:35 PM Flag

    Fan, how funny, the resentfully undereducated stooges shilling for DuPont Management, the Kullmanites, are out cursing and launching cheap personal attacks against contributors to sabotage the free flow of ideas and opinions here. Speaks volumes on the corrupt culture of this lousy conglomerate and the appalling misconduct of the unethical low-life in its ranks on PR damage patrol.

    You must have inadvertently insulted someone who soared into the higher ranks of DuPont Management by virtue of preference by pigment or preference by sex!

    Gotta laugh...funfun..

    ...funfun..

  • Chops A Couple of Decades Off Her Age. What Other Deceptions in Fortress Wilmington Under Siege?

    THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno, Buenos Dias,

    Readers, we hadn't paid a visit to the official DuPont Webbed-Site in a long time, so we popped in the other day to read up on SHAMours, the spin-off to be of the chemicals businesses. Greeting us under the Company "Leaders" was youngish Ellen J. Kullman, looking 35 to 40 years old, instead of 60. Nary a wrinkle, big perky smile, as if she were an energetic soccer mom about to take her 8-year old twins off to practice in her SUV.

    Really now, If the Empress of Imprelis and her high-price handlers cannot even be honest with the appearance of the CEO of this crumbling conglomerate, what else are they trying to hide from investors and shareholders. What other deceptions, small and large?

    Even Ms. Kullman's self-promoting mentor and predecessor, Chad O. Holliday, Jr., didn't insist on having photographs of himself as Overton High School Football Captain splashed on the DuPont Webbed-Site to fool people as to his age and flab.

    Ms. Kullman should be keenly embarrassed.

    Merely THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP digitally penned by one individual investor and long-time student of the deceiving, ill-conceiving DuPont Company...funfun..

  • The Comical Degradation of the National Academy of Engineers

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, DuPont Management has a long and laughable history of PR stunts and fluff to make themselves look good. So we were not surprised to see the official DuPont Press Release this week trumpeting the election of DuPont Chieftess Ellen J. Kullman to the prestigious National Academy of Engineers, whose members have all performed some remarkable feat of innovative engineering.

    But what has Ms. Kullman "engineered", you might ask? Well, she presided over the most costly, biggest new ag product failure and consumer product fraud in 21st century corporate America: tree killing DuPont Imprelis, a now EPA-banned dandelion herbicide for the lawn, which has cost DD shareholders to date $1.2 billion! Some "engineering" milestone.

    And who is one of the big corporate donors to the Nat. Academy of Engineers? Why, the DuPont Company! And who chairs the Nat. Academy of Engineers Committee on Implementing Messages (public relations) according to the 2013 NAE Annual Report? Ellen J. Kullman.

    Folks, it looks to us like one of those phony conflicted trophies. The Academy has degraded itself, and its authentic members previously elected on the merit of their outstanding engineering achievements should feel debased by this DuPont PR "engineering".

    Who's next? DuPont CFO, Nicholas FairlyRidikulis, or E.V.P, James Bore-Well, elected to MENSA?
    Merely THE WEAK IN REVIEW and opinion of one individual investor and long-time student of the dissimulating DuPont in decline...funfun..

  • Chops A Couple of Decades Off Her Age. What Other Deceptions in Fortress Wilmington Under Siege?

    THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno, Buenos Dias,

    Readers, we hadn't paid a visit to the official DuPont Webbed-Site in a long time, so we popped in the other day to read up on SHAMours, the spin-off to be of the chemicals businesses. Greeting us under the Company "Leaders" was youngish Ellen J. Kullman, looking 35 to 40 years old, instead of 60. Nary a wrinkle, big perky smile, as if she were an energetic soccer mom about to take her 8-year old twins off to practice in her SUV.

    Really now, If the Empress of Imprelis and her high-price handlers cannot even be honest with the appearance of the CEO of this crumbling conglomerate, what else are they trying to hide from investors and shareholders. What other deceptions, small and large?

    Even Ms. Kullman's self-promoting predecessor and mentor, Chad O. Holliday, Jr., didn't insist on having photographs of himself as Overton High School Football Captain splashed on the DuPont Webbed-Site to fool people as to his age and flab.

    Ms. Kullman should be keenly embarrassed.

    Merely THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP digitally penned by one individual investor and long-time student of the deceiving, ill-conceiving DuPont Company...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Mar 1, 2015 1:16 PM Flag

    Chris,

    The broken-down DuPont is all about IMAGE. IMAGE Über Alles!

    We must have hit a nerve daring to address the comical cosmetics of this Company and its PR-obsessed "leaders". Their trashy supporters and surrogates have to resort to sleaze and fake funfun posts to distract attention from the downward spiral and from the tired and tiresome team in Fortress Wilmington who opened the drain so stupidly and so widely. Imprelis, Tell Us!

    Gotta laugh...funfundvierzig...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Mar 1, 2015 1:22 PM Flag

    It is difficult to see the real Ellen Kullman because her PR con artists and high-price IMAGE consultants make sure investment conferences and the media all have airbrushed colour photographs deceitfully showing a wrinkle-free Ellen, no lines, no shadows, no turkey neck, a peppy vivacious Ellen decades younger.

    Cannot stop laughing from deep in the belly...funfun..

  • Chops A Couple of Decades Off Her Age. What Other Deceptions in Fortress Wilmington Under Siege?

    THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buon Giorno, Buenos Dias,

    Readers, we hadn't paid a visit to the official Webbed-Site of Dow Chemical's major competitor, DuPont, in a long time, so we popped in the other day to read up on SHAMours, the spin-off to be of the chemicals businesses. Greeting us under the Company "Leaders" was youngish Ellen J. Kullman, looking 35 to 40 years old, instead of 60. Nary a wrinkle, big perky smile, as if she were an energetic soccer mom about to take her 8-year old twins off to practice in her new SUV.

    Really now, If the Empress of Imprelis and her high-price handlers cannot even be honest with the appearance of the CEO of this crumbling conglomerate, what else are they trying to hide from investors and shareholders. What other deceptions, small and large?

    Even Ms. Kullman's self-promoting predecessor and mentor, Chad O. Holliday, Jr., didn't insist on having photographs of himself as Overton High School Football Captain splashed on the DuPont Webbed-Site to fool people as to his age and flab.

    Ms. Kullman should be keenly embarrassed.

    Merely THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP digitally penned by one individual investor and long-time student of the deceiving, ill-conceiving DuPont Company...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Mar 1, 2015 7:03 PM Flag

    jd.streetwalker,

    For decades, DuPont DeHumanised Resources has considered personal integrity a character flaw in the individual man or woman working for DuPont. Seems personal integrity tends to obstruct DuPont Management control and conduct. Never question the acts of Management no matter how egregiously unethical or dangerous to co-workers in the workplace or to the neighbourhoods in propinquity to DuPont's run-down, severely cost-slashed plants and laboratories. Personal integrity can sandbag your career at DuPont.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Mar 5, 2015 10:01 AM Flag

    The Empress of Imprelis has been operating out of her league for five years now. And unfortunately for tens of thousands of regular DuPonters, she continues with consummate arrogance to take her mistakes out of their hides, freezing their pay and looting their bonuses to keep her own piggish pay cheque and those of her circa 100 DuPont Presidents, Vice Presidents, and the like intact and growing obscenely.

    ...funfun..

  • Outage at DuPont's Chambers of Horror Works Will Slam Q1 2015 Earnings

    Good Evening, Bonsoir, Guten Abend,

    Readers, other commentators have mentioned the big outage at DuPont's sprawling Chambers of Horror Works in Deadwater, New Jersey, just on the other side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge on I-95. What went wrong and how much will it cost?

    DuPont's customarily secretive and evasive Management was finally forced to disclose something, but not much today. The Wall Street Journal is reporting, " DuPont said on Thursday [March 5, 2015] that an unplanned outage at its Chambers Works chemical plant in Deepwater, N.J., will 'challenge productivity and earnings' in its safety and protection segment in the first quarter."

    So what went terribly amiss, and how did it happen? Anyone injured? Were regular DuPonters and nearby residential neighbourhoods at risk? Any toxic leaks to water, or land, or air?

    Unfortunately, DD shareholders can expect more surprise outages and frightening "accidents" in the future at the Company's run-down plants and facilities, severely cost-slashed and ill-maintained for years. DuPont's worn-out facilities have been repeatedly cited by OSHA and other regulators for violations and hazards. Mr. Peltz, are you sure you are not buying a pig in a poke?

    Merely the evening commentary of one individual retail investor and long-time student of the deteriorating DuPont in decay...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Mar 5, 2015 11:06 PM Flag

    Fan of funfun,

    By coincidence earlier this evening, two germane comments of ours on DuPont relating to the unhelpful fluff of the official DuPont Press Release today, March 5, 2015 on the euphemistically called "outage" disappeared from Seeking Alpha. They have since re-appeared.

    Critics and non-believers may well be hacked, indeed. ...funfun..

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