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  • Monsanto downgraded at Miller Tabak as Q1 earnings not seen moving shares [View news story]
    In the meantime, Monsanto collects every year hundreds of $millions in license fees from DuPont which has been compelled to pay for Monsanto's superior patented genetically-engineered seed traits to plunk into DuPont Pioneer's otherwise conventional line-up.

    Monsanto continues to reign as the global leader in seed innovation and largest producer of seeds, running well ahead of its nearest competitor, the lagging DuPont conglomerate based in Delaware, whose distracted Management is intensely focussed on dismembering the Company and fighting off aggressive investors to preserve their lucrative jobs.

    Dec 24, 2014. 12:11 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont, Monsanto settle litigation involving technology disputes [View news story]
    Interesting to note that prior to settlement, a jury had awarded Monsanto $1 billion for damages caused by the conduct and agreement violations of DuPont. Moreover the Judge in the U. S. District Court (Eastern Missouri), Richard Webber, had to impose severe fraud sanctions against DuPont for egregious lying and misconduct in abusing legal process. And that is an exhibition of the culture of CHEAT-to-COMPETE which pervades this unethical conglomerate based in Delaware and the depletion of integrity of its Management and in-house lawyers.

    Investors, ENRON Ethics destroy, do not build shareholder value. In the aftermath of this litigation and its settlement, DuPont Management has been compelled to shell out hundreds of $millions in license fees to Monsanto every year in order to put Monsanto's superior GM traits into DuPont Pioneer's otherwise inferior conventional seed line-up!

    Dec 24, 2014. 11:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont Consolidates Corporate Headquarters at Chestnut Run Plaza [View article]
    Readers, looks like DuPont Senior Management is making a sensible move next July 1, 2015 for the safety of its people by moving out of its dreary grey, 107-year old, pigeon-stained DuPont Building in the heart of Wilmington, Delaware, increasingly crackling with gunfire, and rife with robberies, rapes, and homicides. For years the criminal class has been coddled in the largest city in the dwarf State of Delaware, with predictable consequences. Wilmington recently earned the degradation of being proclaimed by the media as MURDERTOWN, U.S.A.

    Ms. Kullman, DuPont Chieftess, is wisely packing up boxes and files and going to a pre-existing DuPont office complex in the leafy suburbs, Chestnut Run. While an uninspiring edifice, Chestnut Run offers some measure of security from the ravages of those far down on the evolutionary ladder. 'Tis a pity, Ms. Kullman doesn't provide the same measure of safety for thousands of regular low-level workers moiling and toiling in her run-down, severely cost-slashed plants and facilities, chock full of toxic hazards.

    Ironically, DuPont, which got its historical appellation, Merchants of Death, from supplying both sides in World War I with munitions, is departing Ground Zero for Homicide in Delaware, Fortress Wilmington.

    Dec 23, 2014. 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pabrai still bullish on BofA and Citi [View news story]
    Feel free to comment on the middling performance of the Moynihan Management TEAM over the past five years with BAC going practically nowhere from 15.24, Jan. 4, 2010 to 17.72, yesterday's close, Dec. 22, 2014.

    Dec 23, 2014. 09:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pabrai still bullish on BofA and Citi [View news story]
    "your (sic) looking in the rear view mirror…"

    Nope, we are looking smack dab right at the mendacious and middling Management running the show today, Dec. 22, 2014, and find it woefully wanting in many respects compared to the superior managements of the Bank's better performing competitors. …funfun..
    Dec 22, 2014. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pabrai still bullish on BofA and Citi [View news story]
    We would certainly call knowingly buying and acquiring enterprises chock full of actionable fraud and law-breaking "presiding over misadventures of costly corruption."

    Dec 22, 2014. 04:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Commodities Today: Spinoff Update And The Precious Metals Market [View article]
    Astute investor, Nelson Peltz, apparently continues to be concerned about the obese overhead of this unwieldy conglomerate based in isolation in the dwarf state of Delaware.

    Why does it take circa 100 over-paid DuPont Presidents and Vice Presidents and the like to "manage" this deteriorating organisation in decline? Why has so much money been squandered on bio-foolish dreams like DuPont Corn Cob "Gasoline" in the works for over a decade? Why have there been so many crippling blunders, such as the $billion bombs, tree-killing DuPont Imprelis, and the GM seed trait, DuPont OptimumGAP, which won't work?

    DuPont's customarily secretive and evasive Management simply won't answer these questions forthrightly and transparently for the women and men and institutions and funds which own E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company.

    Dec 20, 2014. 09:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&W Seed Company to Acquire DuPont Pioneer Alfalfa Research and Production Assets [View article]
    So is DuPont's seemingly muddled Management now shrinking, not expanding its much touted DuPont AG & NUT business, the Crown Jewel of this unwieldy conglomerate based in Delaware? ...funfun..
    Dec 20, 2014. 08:42 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fauquier Bankshares: Upside Potential In A Bank You've Never Heard Of [View article]
    Mr. Davis has done investors a favour by adverting them to this bank seldom seen in reviews. Not only have we heard of FBSS, but have owned it for over ten years. While disappointed in the decade-long stagnancy in its stock price, we hope the robust expansion of northern Virginia's economy and real estate market will finally push the shares northward. And the bank could potentially fall prey to an aggressive acquirer.

    Dec 20, 2014. 08:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cheaper oil good for Ford and GM, but not for Tesla [View news story]
    General Motors simply cannot easily escape the outstanding mediocrity and mendacity of its Management, which will daunt this middling motorcar company for many years to come! …funfun..
    Dec 20, 2014. 07:50 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • S&W Seed to acquire DuPont Pioneer's alfalfa research and production assets [View news story]
    Management of the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont has been dumping one business after another with the latest being their chemical businesses, Teflon, TIO2, acids, fluorochemicals, etc, so they can grow their touted DuPont AG business. But here, they have even taken to shrinking DuPont AG by ditching DuPont Pioneer research and production assets. Does this muddled Management really have a direction and strategy, or not?

    Inquiring investors want to know.

    Dec 19, 2014. 08:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]
    "Chemours" must have been dreamed up by the same DuPont Marketing TEAM in a windowless conference room over Domino's Pizzas and breadsticks who brainstormed the customer-hostile name for the DuPont AG pesticide, RYNAXZYPYR, which defies pronunciation, spelling, and memory at order time! …funfun..
    Dec 19, 2014. 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Global Market Rally Continues [View article]
    DuPont Management is naming its spin-off "Chemours"?

    Better name is, "S-mors"

    Because there is a lot of fluff in this much touted "transformation" to a "world-class science and technology" boutique.

    Dec 19, 2014. 09:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • DuPont CEO Discusses Competitive Imperative of A Total Innovation System at the Council on Foreign Relations [View article]
    The dimensions of DuPont's Innovation Model as enthusiastically enunciated by Ms. Kullman are comically astounding. Classic DuPont DuPlicity, which beckons investors to be wary.

    Take the agricultural arena, for example. In the middle of Ms. Kullman's term as CEO & "Chair", she presided over the largest and most costly new product failure ("Innovation") in 21st century corporate America. DuPont Imprelis, a lawn herbicide for dandelions was touted as the biggest advance in herbicide technology in 30 years and marketed falsely, if not fraudulently by DuPont Management as "eco-safe", "very environmentally friendly". Trouble is Imprelis proceeded efficiently to kill hundreds of thousands of mature landscaping tree nation-wide. So far, the now EPA-banned DuPont Imprelis has cost DD shareholders over $1 billion.

    Or take DuPont Management's first major effort to create a first-generation genetically-modified seed trait to compete with superior-managed Monsanto: DuPont OptimumGAP failed commercially because it cannot be planted by farmers in their fields "without risk". In the aftermath of DuPont OptimumGAP, DuPont has been compelled to pay hundreds of $millions in license fees yearly to Monsanto in order to put Monsanto's GM seed traits into DuPont Pioneer's otherwise inferior seed line-up.

    The only thing truly "innovative" about the much shrunken and shrinking DuPont is the capacity of its Management to wax superficially and misleadingly on "innovation", and not to mention a host of other critical matters facing this troubled conglomerate based in Delaware.

    Merely our opinion as one individual investor…funfun..
    Dec 19, 2014. 09:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Update: DuPont's Spin-Off One Step Closer As Company Transforms Towards Possible Acquisitions [View article]
    Willow Street,

    ...Not as long as there are sub-performing and duplicitous bank and corporate executives out to deceive investors, customers and regulators!

    Dec 19, 2014. 09:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment