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  1. If we have problems in the oil market, I imagine it will cost Ford dearly. Conversely, a competitor could target Ford sales by targeting the lack of diversity, and it could cause a huge problem in the bottom line. It should be a very interesting thing to watch, a literal Masters class in corporate strategy.
  2. I'm curious what people think about this, wasn't it moves like this and the failure to adapt that led to Detroit's problems in the first place? Also, I thought most automakers were transitioning to hybrid and electric vehicles, there is no mention of that in the press release, as was where these vehicles would be produced. Very strange. "Ford today announced it will phase out most cars it sells in North America. According to its latest financial release, the auto giant “will transition to two vehicles” — the Mustang and an unannounced vehicle, the Focus Active, being the only traditional cars it sells in the region. Ford sees 90 percent of its North America portfolio in trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Citing a reduction in consumer demand and product profitability, Ford is in turn not investing in the next generation of sedans. The Taurus is no more. The press release also talks about a new type of vehicle, though it sounds like a crossover. This so-called white space vehicle will “combine the best attributes of cars and utilities, such as higher ride height, space and versatility.” Currently, Ford sells six sedans and coupes in North America: the Fiesta, Focus, Fusion, C-Max, Mustang and Taurus. This lineup hits multiple segments, from the compact Fiesta to the mid-size Focus, C-Max and Fusion to the full-size Taurus. The Mustang stands alone as the lone coupe. It’s likely Lincoln’s sedans will also disappear, though this was not explicitly stated in today’s press release. Lincoln currently sells the mid-size MKZ and full-size Continental — both share platforms with Ford counterparts. If Ford is phasing out development of sedan platforms, Lincoln will likely suffer, too." Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2018/04/25/ford-to-stop-selling-every-car-in-north-america-but-the-mustang-and-focus-active/
  3. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    Hardly a windmill TM, Travis Reinking was part of a Right Wing extremist movement, a self-proclaimed Sovereign Citizen who was arrested at the White House for making Sovereign Citizen demands. It is only natural to assume that the targeting of a Waffle House was intended to bring harm to people of color and that those people would expect the President of the United States to comment on that. Trump's silence speaks volumes to those people, imagine for a moment if the shooter was a person of color and the victims were white. Trump would be on his phone in a heartbeat, and people of color know that to be a fact. Shame on the President.
  4. first state dinner...

  5. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    Shaw appears to be comfortable with the accolades he's received. The GoFundMe is the best way for people to show their appreciation for his actions. We need more heroes in this country.
  6. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    He was silent. Just because the press office offers some filler doesn't mean the president actually told her to say that.
  7. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    Bullshit. You're the one with your head in the sand, every conversation you have ends up with you changing the subject.The 2nd Amendment has outlived its usefulness; there is no fix for that. Guns and deaths are like car accidents now; we completely dismiss the damage that it does to society, thinking the insurance will fix it, except there is no insurance. In many cases, nothing rectifies the damage, and we go rolling along. That's wrong.
  8. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    It is pure cowardice to say out of your mouth how you would run into a school and confront a shooter without a gun and then out of the other side of your mouth handoff any praise to a spokesperson. That's not how it's done in America. Our president's silence is deafening.
  9. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    Wasn't Donald Trump the one who said he would run into a school building without a gun to confront a shooter? He doesn't even give the cursory 'thoughts and prayers' to this. It isn't an accident, it's who he is.
  10. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    She's not the president, so no, it isn't good enough. Just a tweet would be good enough.
  11. Another Day, Another Home Depot Shooting

    It's not a local issue; it has been the subject of comments by the Wall Street Journal, The New York Daily News, The Los Angeles Times, and dozens of other publications. The GoFundMe that James Shaw established for the victims has raised over $137,000 in two days. Sarah Huckabee Sanders praised the hero from the White House pressroom. Can't Donald Trump even tweet his appreciation? I guess not.
  12. Rest in Peace Corporal Eugene Cole. This shit is becoming as common as a car wreck. NORRIDGEWOCK (WGME) – "A Somerset County Sheriff's corporal has been shot and killed in Norridgewock, according to the Somerset County Sheriff's Office. An active manhunt is underway for the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous. Maine State Police say between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Wednesday, Somerset County Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole was shot and killed in Norridgewock. Police say the suspect involved in the shooting stole Cole’s fully marked cruiser, drove to the Cumberland Farms in Norridgewock and committed a theft. The suspect then fled Cumberland Farms driving Cole’s cruiser." Read more: http://wgme.com/news/local/manhunt-underway-for-man-who-allegedly-shot-killed-somerset-county-deputy
  13. Well, please threaten me so I can start a GoFundMe!!