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  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 14 hours ago Flag

    CC Shareholders, it's is telling that dirty-operating DuPont employees have invaded the board this morning, with the mission of distracting attention from the dismal problems confronting Shamours by launching vile personal attacks on outside investors with independent opinions.

    One particularly nasty avowed DuPont employee on the DuPont AG payroll, "notthatbright" brazenly lies and pretends she knows our private investment portfolio. Clueless, she apes the culture of DuPont Management that lies and deception trump commercial reality any day! Imprelis Tell Us! Teflon Toxins, Tell Us!

    Never forget Shamours is being run by leftover DuPont Management and their flawed business model.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 15 hours ago Flag

    In a single vindictive paragraph scribbled by this avowed DuPont employee, "notthatbright", Dow Women & Men, you can get an idea of the oppressive and stressfully controlled workplace at the highly hierarchical DuPont organisation.

    Get caught daring to think for yourself or having a safety concern, or having an ethical reservation about something your DuPont bosses are trying to pull, you'll be slammed, career crippled. Step out of line, and hostile, hate-filled DuPont employees like this admitted DuPont representative, "notthatbright", will be sent out as enforcer, a sleazy enforcer to harass and cyber-stalk with systematic vicious personal attacks and defamation.

    What a sickeningly corrupt organisation in the dwarf state of Delaware...coming soon to a Dow Chemical facility near YOU!

    ...funfun..

  • Dreary Q1 2016 Painted with Pollyanna

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

    Out tumbled the numbers yesterday, May 2, 2016 on Q1 results. Debt-choked Shamours continues its liquidation in Q1 2016 dumping assets and business lines, with sales down, total adjusted EBITDA down, net sales in all three business segments down, and the quarterly dividend machete-slashed to three pennies from $0.55 paid in Q3 2015, a whooping drop of 95%…and get this, the batty President & CEO of Shamours, Mark Verguano proclaims with pronounced Pollyanna, we're off to "a solid start". What tortured PR damage control, if not outright deception.

    "Solid start". We would hate to see a weak start!

    And not a single word in the fluff of the official Shamours PRESS RELEASE about the massive overhang of DuPont Toxic Teflon Chemical Litigation dumped on Shamours at the time of this stillborn spinoff mid-year 2015! Not a single dollar set aside for contingency legal reserves relating to 3,535 Teflon Toxin tort lawsuits in federal court, the liability of which may ultimately tower to $3 billion to $5 billion!

    Whom do these fakers in Fortress Wilmington think they are fooling?

    Merely the morning commentary of one independently-minded and speaking individual investor…funfun..

  • Dreary Q1 2016 Painted with Pollyanna

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

    Out tumbled the numbers yesterday, May 2, 2016 on Q1 results. Debt-choked Shamours continues its liquidation in Q1 2016 dumping assets and business lines, with sales down, total adjusted EBITDA down, net sales in all three business segments down, and the quarterly dividend machete-slashed to three pennies from $0.55 paid in Q3 2015, a whooping drop of 95%…and get this, the batty President & CEO of Shamours, Mark Verguano proclaims with pronounced Pollyanna, we're off to "a solid start". What tortured PR damage control, if not outright deception.

    "Solid start". We would hate to see a weak start!

    And not a single word in the fluff of the official Shamours PRESS RELEASE about the massive overhang of DuPont Toxic Teflon Chemical Litigation dumped on Shamours at the time of this stillborn spinoff mid-year 2015! Not a single dollar set aside for contingency legal reserves relating to 3,535 Teflon Toxin tort lawsuits in federal court, the liability of which may ultimately tower to $3 billion to $5 billion!

    Whom do these fakers in Fortress Wilmington think they are fooling?

    Merely the morning commentary of one independently-minded and speaking individual investor…funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 19 hours ago Flag

    Dow Women & Men, DOW Shareholders.

    The above hostile heckler is an admitted veteran DuPont employee on the DuPont AG payroll. She lies and lies, aping the corrupt DuPont corporate culture, a culture which will soon contaminate the Dow Chemical organisation and degrade Dow's values.

    The undersigned was never "kicked to the curb" or fired by DuPont.

    "Notthatbright" is the sort of unprincipled, unprofessional and resentfully under-educated trash in the ranks of DuPont with whom you will be forced to work or soon take orders from as a supervisor! Welcome to the grimy world of DuPont and its Rotten-to-the-CORE VALUES!

    Unfortunately, two of the three spin-offs, Agriculture and Specialty Products will be headquartered in the insular dwarf state of Delaware. How in the hell did Liveris allow this to happen?

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    Rip Van Woolard Wakes Up After 20 Years!

    by funfundvierzig May 2, 2016 12:20 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig 19 hours ago Flag

    Dow Men & Women, you can certainly get a good idea of how DuPont's arrogant Management and their heckling employees on the internet hold Dow Chemical in such contempt, with such hostile condescension. Why, they think Dow is just that little sister chemical-maker up in Midland, Michigan, circa 50 years ago!

    ...funfun..

  • Reply to

    TD ameritrade : Acadia margin

    by tblant2000 May 2, 2016 4:01 PM
    funfundvierzig funfundvierzig May 2, 2016 4:23 PM Flag

    That is odd because this morning we added to our position in ACAD in two margin TD Ameritrade accounts @ 32.29 and 32.31. The trajectory of this stock is upward, in our opinion, which should be validated tomorrow morning in active trading. As for as biotechs go, this one is golden with a verified wonder drug in hand, all set to go.

    ...funfun..

  • Has the 82- Year Ex-Über Boss of DuPont Been Asleep for Two Decades and Missed the Dramatic Decay?

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, we're still chuckling over the blather to the media from Edgar Woolard:

    "I didn't like the merger with Dow at all, " whines Woolard. "I think DuPont has always been a far superior company..." WHAT?? "Superior" to whom?

    Certainly not superior to Monsanto! Or to Syngenta. Nor to 3M Corp or to four times as large, BASF the largest chemicals and materials enterprise on the globe. And surely not superior to the far stronger, and much larger, better-run Dow Chemical.

    Why has the woolly Woolard seemingly missed the deterioration in the 21st century?

    * Senescence?

    * Isolation in the dwarf state of Delaware?

    * Brainwashed by the PR propaganda of DuPont's dissimulating Management and PR con artists?

    With hilarious irony, the Boss of BENLATE is frequently seen hanging his hat at the Center for Corporate Governance at the Univ. of Delaware, bankrolled by the DuPont Company.

    Finally business history will show it was Woolard who set the vectors for the downward trajectory and final disappearance of DuPont. Two of those egregious vectors were the bumbling Chad O. Holliday, Jr. and his pet pupil and protege, the stumbling Ellen J. Kullman.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual investor at large...funfun..

  • Has the 82- Year Ex-Über Boss of DuPont Been Asleep for Two Decades and Missed the Dramatic Decay?

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Folks, we're still chuckling over the blather to the media from Edgar Woolard:

    "I didn't like the merger with Dow at all, " whines Woolard. "I think DuPont has always been a far superior company..." WHAT?? "Superior" to whom?

    Certainly not superior to Monsanto! Or to Syngenta. Nor to 3M Corp or to four times as large, BASF the largest chemicals and materials enterprise on the globe.

    Why has the woolly Woolard seemingly missed the deterioration in the 21st century?

    * Senescence?

    * Isolation in the dwarf state of Delaware?

    * Brainwashed by the PR propaganda of DuPont's dissimulating Management and PR con artists.

    With hilarious irony, the Boss of BENLATE is frequently seen hanging his hat at the Center for Corporate Governance at the Univ. of Delaware, bankrolled by the DuPont Company.

    Finally business history will show it was Woolard who set the vectors for the downward trajectory and final disappearance of DuPont. Two of those egregious vectors were the bumbling Chad O. Holliday, Jr. and his pet pupil and protege, the stumbling Ellen J. Kullman.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual investor at large...funfun..

  • Octogenarian Ex-Chief of DuPont, Ed Woolard On PR Damage Control Duty

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, late last night we dialed into the internet version of the local NEWS JOURNAL, April 29, 2016, and gotta a big chuckle over Ed Woolard holding forth on the state of today's decayed DuPont.

    "I've been just stunned, shocked and overwhelmed by what is going on," blurts former DuPont CEO Edgar Woolard. "I still can't believe it."

    Why not? Actually Mr. Woolard commenced the downward trajectory of this once great Company, presiding over the colossal DuPont BENLATE scandal, for which he was sued along with DuPont by DD shareholders for fraud. The class action was settled for $77 million for shareholders, who ended up shelling out over $2 billion in costs for this harmful, plant-killing DuPont fungicide, BENLATE.

    "I didn't like the merger with Dow at all, " complains Woolard. "I think DuPont has always been a far superior company..." WHAT?? "Superior" to whom?

    Never mind it was Woolard who advanced the career of his bumbling successor, the lightly educated #$%$ from Nashville, Chad OMG Holliday, Jr, who in turn mentored the business-senseless, Diversity-choice, ex-Chieftess Elllen J. Kullman. DuPont has been in a irreversible death spiral ever since with the best and brightest talent fleeing.

    For the past two decades, the mismanaged and malmanaged DuPont has slumped into a pool of abject INFERIORITY. How can the beady-eyed Woolard be so totally blind in the isolation of the dwarf state of Delaware? Now DuPont is being constructively acquired by twice as large, far stronger Dow Chemical. Reality check.

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

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig May 1, 2016 11:54 AM Flag

    ad_amenn_mon,

    Concur that the superior tax people of twice as large, far stronger Dow along with superior Dow attorneys appear to be dominating the process. That said, we believe there is not an insignificant possibility this hastily slammed together super combo will fall apart, knocked down by Washington D. C.

    "Dow can only help DuPont."

    Again concur, because, net, Dow will upgrade the decayed and disarrayed DuPont, even at the cost of degradation of Dow Chemical from the dwarf state of Delaware.

    ...funfun..

  • And Big Risks are Knocking LOUDLY!

    THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    For this gawky conglomeration, here are some looming risks as we see it:

    * Veto By Justice.

    Given the increasingly aggressive stance of the Obama Administration in the antitrust arena, e.g. the recent shoot-down of Halliburton-Baker Hughes, this combination of America's first and second largest chemicals and materials and seeds maker may not pass monopoly muster.

    * Veto By IRS

    This complex reorganisation, two going to one going to three, depends on a tax-free or tax-favoured green light under arcane reorganisation tax laws and regulations. A costly adverse ruling from the IRS may damage or even deal a death blow to the deal.

    * Clash of Corporate Cultures

    Abrasive differences in corporate cultures will sandbag transition and operation efficiency.

    * Turmoil and Tumult

    Dow executives and Managers will be fighting for primacy with DuPont executives and Managers. The internecine warfare over fiefdoms in the combined entity and later the three spin-offs will stultify progress and profitability.

    * DuPont Management's Appalling Experience in Spin-Offs

    Take a look at the last spin-off done by DuPont's bumbling bosses, only 10 months ago: The cash-stripped, debt-choked, Teflon Toxin Litigation-laden Shamours, virtually stillborn at inception. The shares quickly lost 85% of their value falling from 22.25 on June 19, 2015 to 3.06 on Jan. 27, 2016, before recovering to 9.12 on April 29, 2016.

    DuPont execs promised "a world-class, strong independent company" and a healthy dividend. Shamours is anything but!

    Merely THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP digitally penned by one individual investor...funfun..

    Merely the perspective of one individual investor at large…funfun..

  • And Big Risks are Knocking LOUDLY!

    THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    For this gawky conglomeration, here are some looming risks as we see it:

    * Veto By Justice.

    Given the increasingly aggressive stance of the Obama Administration in the antitrust arena, e.g. the recent shoot-down of Halliburton-Baker Hughes, this combination of America's first and second largest chemicals and materials and seeds maker may not pass monopoly muster.

    * Veto By IRS

    This complex reorganisation, two going to one going to three, depends on a tax-free or tax-favoured green light under arcane reorganisation tax laws and regulations. A costly adverse ruling from the IRS may damage or even deal a death blow to the deal.

    * Clash of Corporate Cultures

    Abrasive differences in corporate cultures will sandbag transition and operation efficiency.

    * Turmoil and Tumult

    Dow executives and Managers will be fighting for primacy with DuPont executives and Managers. The internecine warfare over fiefdoms in the combined entity and later the three spin-offs will stultify progress and profitability.

    * DuPont Management's Appalling Experience in Spin-Offs

    Take a look at the last spin-off done by DuPont's bumbling bosses, only 10 months ago: The cash-stripped, debt-choked, Teflon Toxin Litigation-laden Shamours, virtually stillborn at inception. The shares quickly lost 85% of their value falling from 22.25 on June 19, 2015 to 3.06 on Jan. 27, 2016, before recovering to 9.12 on April 29, 2016.

    DuPont execs promised "a world-class, strong independent company" and a healthy dividend. Shamours is anything but!

    Merely THE SUNDAY SIZE-UP digitally penned by one individual investor...funfun..

    Merely the perspective of one individual investor at large…funfun..

  • Octogenarian Ex-Chief of DuPont, Ed Woolard On PR Damage Control Duty

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, late last night we dialed into the internet version of the local NEWS JOURNAL, April 29, 2016, and gotta a big chuckle over Ed Woolard holding forth on the state of today's decayed DuPont.

    "I've been just stunned, shocked and overwhelmed by what is going on," blurts former DuPont CEO Edgar Woolard. "I still can't believe it."

    Why not? Actually Mr. Woolard commenced the downward trajectory of this once great Company, presiding over the colossal DuPont BENLATE scandal, for which he was sued along with DuPont by DD shareholders for fraud. The class action was settled for $77 million for shareholders, who ended up shelling out over $2 billion in costs for this harmful, plant-killing DuPont fungicide, BENLATE.

    "I didn't like the merger with Dow at all, " complains Woolard. "I think DuPont has always been a far superior company..." WHAT?? "Superior" to whom?

    Never mind it was Woolard who advanced the career of his bumbling successor, the lightly educated #$%$ from Nashville, Chad OMG Holliday, Jr, who in turned mentored the business-senseless, Diversity-choice, ex-Chieftess Elllen J. Kullman. DuPont has been in a irreversible death spiral ever since with the best and brightest talent fleeing.

    For the past two decades, the mismanaged and malmanaged DuPont has slumped into a pool of abject INFERIORITY. How can the beady-eyed Woolard be so totally blind in the isolation of the dwarf state of Delaware? Now DuPont is being constructively acquired by twice as large, far stronger Dow Chemical. Reality check.

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

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Apr 30, 2016 11:24 AM Flag

    Wow, readers, you can readily see from the vicious personal attacks on investors on this board, the homophobic rubbish and sleaze, what sort of inferior, resentfully uneducated rabble infests the ranks of DuPont and Shamours! What are they frantic to hide?

    These ignorant woodchucks defending their beloved DuPont bosses could not write a single intelligent commentary if their miserable lower mental class lives depended upon it!

    What sick operations, indeed.

    ...funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Apr 30, 2016 9:09 AM Flag

    Wow, readers, you can readily see from the vicious personal attacks on investors on this board, the homophobic rubbish and sleaze, what sort of inferior rabble infests the ranks of DuPont and Shamours! What are they frantic to hide?

    What sick operations, indeed.

    ...funfun..

  • Octogenarian Ex-Chief of DuPont, Ed Woolard On PR Damage Control Duty

    THE WEAK IN REVIEW

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag,

    Readers, late last night we dialed into the internet version of the local NEWS JOURNAL, April 29, 2016, and gotta a big chuckle over Ed Woolard holding forth on the state of today's decayed DuPont.

    "I've been just stunned, shocked and overwhelmed by what is going on," blurts former DuPont CEO Edgar Woolard. "I still can't believe it."

    Why not? Actually Mr. Woolard commenced the downward trajectory of this once great Company, presiding over the colossal DuPont BENLATE scandal, for which he was sued along with DuPont by DD shareholders for fraud. The class action was settled for $77 million for shareholders, who ended up shelling out over $2 billion in costs for this harmful, plant-killing DuPont fungicide, BENLATE.

    "I didn't like the merger with Dow at all, " complains Woolard. "I think DuPont has always been a far superior company..." WHAT?? "Superior" to whom?

    Never mind it was Woolard who advanced the career of his bumbling successor, the lightly educated #$%$ from Nashville, Chad OMG Holliday, Jr, who in turned mentored the business-senseless, Diversity-choice, ex-Chieftess Elllen J. Kullman. DuPont has been in a irreversible death spiral ever since with the best and brightest talent fleeing.

    For the past two decades, the mismanaged and malmanaged DuPont has slumped into a pool of abject INFERIORITY. How can the beady-eyed Woolard be so totally blind in the isolation of the dwarf state of Delaware? Now DuPont is being constructively acquired by twice as large, far stronger Dow Chemical. Reality check.

    Merely THE WEEK IN REVIEW digitally penned by one individual investor...funfun..

  • Three DuPont Stooges, Chief Breen, CFO Nicholas FeignandFakeUs, and Jimmie Crack Corn from AG Put On Lively Show of Slap-Dash Exaggeration

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buenos Dias,

    Readers,

    The hyperbole and hype of DuPont's PR-dissimulating executives is off the charts.

    Take these examples:

    * "…[the super combo with Dow] will create a world-leading production Ag business"

    Even after the merger if does take place, DoDu, Inc will languish behind the global leader in seeds, Monsanto, and behind Syngenta and Bayer in ag chemicals/crop protection.

    * "About 50% of our line-up in North America is from genetics that we’ve put in the market in the last two years."

    Yes, but WHOSE "genetics" are they? Licensed from superior-managed Monsanto? Bayer? BASF? What is the proportion of "genetics" which were actually developed by DuPont researchers?

    * "Solid execution" "Strong execution" To what end? Shrinkage.

    Sales by dollar and volume were down significantly year over year. The sales in five of the six DuPont business segments were weak, down.

    And talk about shrinkage, the declared DuPont dividend payable in Q2 is $0.38. That's down substantially from the $0.47 paid last year, 2015 in Q2.

    Finally but for the artificial inflation of a gain of $369 million on the sale of DuPont Shenzhen Mtg Ltd reported vaguely and buried in a footnote, earnings would have been considerably softer in Q1 2016.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual retail investor…funfun..

  • Three DuPont Stooges, Chief Breen, CFO Nicholas FeignandFakeUs, and Jimmie Crack Corn from AG Put On Lively Show of Slap-Dash Exaggeration

    Good Morning, Bonjour, Guten Tag, Buenos Dias,

    Readers,

    The hyperbole and hype of DuPont's PR-dissimulating executives is off the charts.

    Take these examples:

    * "…[the super combo with Dow] will create a world-leading production Ag business"

    Even after the merger if does take place, DoDu, Inc will languish behind the global leader in seeds, Monsanto, and behind Syngenta and Bayer in ag chemicals/crop protection.

    * "About 50% of our line-up in North America is from genetics that we’ve put in the market in the last two years."

    Yes, but WHOSE "genetics" are they? Licensed from superior-managed Monsanto? Bayer? BASF? What is the proportion of "genetics" which were actually developed by DuPont researchers?

    * "Solid execution" "Strong execution" To what end? Shrinkage.

    Sales by dollar and volume were down significantly year over year. The sales in five of the six DuPont business segments were weak, down.

    And talk about shrinkage, the declared DuPont dividend payable in Q2 is $0.38. That's down substantially from the $0.47 paid last year, 2015 in Q2.

    Finally but for the artificial inflation of a gain of $369 million on the sale of DuPont Shenzhen Mtg Ltd reported vaguely and buried in a footnote, earnings would have been considerably softer in Q1 2016.

    Merely the morning commentary of one individual retail investor…funfun..

  • funfundvierzig funfundvierzig Apr 27, 2016 8:39 AM Flag

    Regular DuPonters and DD Shareholders may have had a sickly first quarter, but for DuPont Chief Breen it was a great quarter.

    For hastily slapping this clumsy conglomeration with Dow Chemical together back in mid-December 2016, Breen larded himself a colossal going-away gift of $28 million. His even greedier counterpart at Dow, Chief Andrew Liveris, out did Breen, larding himself with a massive $53 million going-away gift.

    What did shortchanged DD and DOW shareholders get?

    ...funfun..

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