Ford earns $1.7B in 3Q, pays down debt
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#1 Oct 26, 2010
HOW can this BE? A successful large company that didn't take handouts or stimulus funds that is SUCCEEDIING?
They said it was impossible.....
#3 Nov 1, 2010
..LONG LIVE...FORD Motor Company,....yada u....eh...
#4 Nov 2, 2010
Why did Ford triple their costs in Rent in 2007 to their own Dealerships?
And Why did Mercedes and Ford gang up on a Dealer operating since 1971 that provided the finest in engines, parts, and service?
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Merry Christmas Ford!
Since: Jun 08
#5 Nov 2, 2010
Good for Ford. It's always better to operate at a profit instead of a loss. However, let's consider what would have happened had the US government NOT bailed out Chrysler and General Motors. In that case Ford would have sold more vehicles and its profits would have been a bit higher. Taxpayers would have saved billions.
Instead, there was this idiotic bail out for companies that are still likely to go bankrupt again. The lesson here is that it's best to let capitalism instead of welfare for corporations.
#6 Nov 2, 2010
There's always a good reason for everything. Nothing happens by coincidence, not in politics, as Roosevelt had said. And as we know, there was Henry Ford and Julius Hammer, and our Bolsheviks:
On October 25th, in 1917 [re: November 7th under the New Style], there was a coup in Russia. Bolsheviks were headed by Lenin and Leon Trotsky. They violently overthrew the "Provisional Government" and established a dictatorship.
These events are described in detail in the famous book by our own journalist-communist D. Reid "Ten Days, That Shook the World."
And it was proven, that "the success of the communist coup was promoted by the financial help of Germany [tens of millions of rubles]." And in the spring of 1917, the Bolsheviks were conveyed from Switzerland to Russia -- through Germany, in that famous "sealed wagon." Of course, it doesn’t mean that they [Lenin & Co.] were paid agents of German special services. It’s just that the goals of Kaiser’s Germany -- to get Russia out of war on the side of the Allies and wear it out economically during the fratricidal Civil War -- and the plans of Bolsheviks, to turn the imperialistic war into the Civil War, were coinciding.
It also seemed like the interests of the United States of America and the Russian Bolsheviks "did not cross at all." Nevertheless, as it turned out [re: "Wall-Street and Bolshevik Revolution," 1988], the financial leaders of America "also contributed their share to 'destroy the old Russia to the foundation.''The Napoleon of the American financial world' D. Morgan -- banker, manager of many railroad, stock and other companies -- personally wrote a check under Trotsky’s name -- the famous guy 'who overthrew capitalism,' the enemy of the private property -- for 1 million dollars."
Most likely, the major players in "American business" had perceived in Bolsheviks -- in particular in Trotsky -- the force that was "able to destabilize the situation in Russia and to derive benefit from it," in regard to countless natural resources of Russia, the immense market and cheep man power. Remember, in 1915 Morgan was already "occupied with distribution of the war orders purchases of Russia in the USA."
When the Soviet government made the decision on building a tractor factory in Stalingrad, Ford recommended his Soviet partners the best firm in the United States owned by A. Kahn (not sure about the spelling) for development of the project. That firm projected the Ford’s factories also. In 1929-32, "the firm of A. Kahn fulfilled the projects of over 500 industrial projects at the highest level and organized the supply of the equipment to the constructed enterprises."
At the same time, of course, Ford pursued his own interests -– he was the only one who could sell the equipment for that factory.
"In 1928, Soviet press printed Ford’s address to Soviet people, in which he was proving on the American example, that emergence of cars and road building had caused the "changed face of the nation."
Ford even resorted to the help of Hammer, who had bragged about his "great connections with the Russian government." And yes, our own Communist also became very famous. Ford was famous already.
But together they made these Bolsheviks powerful, to make sure Uncle Sam had a great enemy? There’s nothing better, and more profitable for business, than having a great enemy. Poor Bush, he had to settle for Iraq. Ford and Hammer created the new Russia.
Both of them were handsomely rewarded. And now with GM and Chrysler finally gone, they are the big winners. And so are BMW and Daimler-Benz.
#7 Nov 2, 2010
I know, I know, I know - TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESS GOING WITHOUT NEEDING A BAILOUT!?!
#8 Nov 2, 2010
Of course, I wonder if Slug sees it that way too.
What about Muhammed and John Bogert?
#9 Nov 3, 2010
Ford leading a helping hand?
In 1953, White purchased the Autocar Company, a truck manufacturer located in Pennsylvania. From the 1950s until 1975, White Motors distributed Freightliner trucks under an agreement with Freightliner's parent, Consolidated Freightways Inc. White manufactured, under its own brands—White, Autocar and Western Star—as well, leading to the company becoming known as the "Big Four" through to the mid-1970s. The Sterling nameplate, unused by White as long as the company owned it, went to Freightliner after the companies' split; it is currently used by Freightliner's parent company, the Daimler Group.
Sales dropped during the 1960s, and White Motor Company tried merging with White Consolidated Industries, the company that once made sewing machines; the federal government blocked this deal. The company opened plants in Virginia and Utah, since they did not have unions, but this did not help. Semon E. "Bunkie" Knudsen, son of General Motors legend William S. Knudsen, and former president of Ford Motor Company, made the company successful for a time, but the decline continued. Later, the federal government approved a merger with White Consolidated, but that company feared being hurt by White Motor Company's troubles. Mergers with Daimler and Renault were considered.
#10 Nov 3, 2010
Yes, our Ford and Hammer had interesting allies, after that bloody revolution: and as early as June 1918, Trotsky had called for "the setting up of 'concentration camps'(kontslager: a term that had first appeared in Russian as a translation from the Boer-English, probably thanks to Trotsky’s familiarity with the history of the Boer War where the practice was first extensively practised by British imperialists on Boer civilians)."
In August of the same year, Lenin also used the term as a recommended policy for dealing with "the unreliable" in a telegram to Bolshevik commissars attempting to quell an anti-Bolshevik insurgency in Penza (town of my father’s maternal ancestors).
After an assassination attempt on Lenin’s life by the agrarian Left Social-Revolutionaries in September 1918, the newly created Cheka [re: the "Extraordinary Commission" of the Bolshevik Party itself outside all state jurisdictions] was directed to implement Lenin’s policy of "Red Terror."
The organ of the Trotsky-led Red Army Krasnaya Gazeta described its revenge in the dulcet berserker tones of the blood-crazed warrior caste known since Sumer and Jehovah: "Without mercy, without sparing, we will kill our enemies in scores of hundreds. Let them be thousands, let them drown themselves in their own blood. For the blood of Lenin … let there be floods of blood of the bourgeoisie - more blood, as much as possible…"
Concentration camps, these so-called "special camps," were central to the Red Terror and "explicitly mentioned in its very first decree. One year later, by the end of 1919, there were 21 registered camps and by the end of 1920 there were already 107."
Even though the purpose of the camps still remained ambiguous at this early stage of their development, Cheka boss Dzerzhinsky was already defining them as "labour re-education camps," not just for designated "class enemies" but also for those "who demonstrate unconscientious attitudes to work, tardiness, etc…. In this way we will create schools of labour."
Yes, that's how it all started, and Hammer thought it's great idea?
No wonder they locked im up in Sing-Sing. For a while, at least.
But his smart son became Henry Ford's partner.
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