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GM Lordstown to idle for week

July 26, 2013

LORDSTOWN — Despite continued hot sales of the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze, the company has announced plans to shut down production at the plant for the third week in two months....

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Hankchanaski

Aug-03-13 11:08 AM

The truth of the matter is that mongrel engages in multiple screen names and the removing of other views that don't coincide with his/hers. It's the oldest trick in the book to try to deflect, then again most republicans are stuck in the 1950's, look at their views towards minorities and women's healthcare issues. After further reflection, maybe conservatives are actually stuck in the 1850's.

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reallytiredofit

Aug-03-13 8:10 AM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, YOU are way off base Mr. Marmal if you think I am Hank.

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Hankchanaski

Aug-02-13 4:25 PM

Must have got under mongrels skin. It's not any keys fault, but your own, that you basicly say the sakes things in retort, that have already been said of you. You can claim to be ultra successful business person, it's quite convenient none of that can be verified, isn't it? I claim to be a middle of the road, middle class, union auto worker. No country club, no silver spoon, not ultra successful, we will reserve those comments for your self praise mongrel. Good luck at Kraftmaid this weekend mongrel, I will enjoy my weekend off, afforded me by the sweat of union workers before me.

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featherstone

Aug-02-13 3:23 PM

Marmy, not nice. Your personality 'flaw" is working overtime.

Wow.

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featherstone

Aug-02-13 2:57 PM

The labor question was part curiosity, a small test in that anybody who has bettered himself undoubtedly done some type of labor along the way and lastly to illustrate a point..

The point being labor whether by choice or not is necessary to be productive and is not in itself (laboror) an accurate indication of ones intelligence or importance.

Known many intelligent people who chose grunt labor over climbing the corporate latter. These same individuals were happy productive people who by the way had invaluable input on day to day operations.

Manufacturing or any buisness doesn't succeed soley on office & tie types. It is a broad band of duties and effort, and is simply choice were to move, if moving anywhere is desired.

A companies most valuable source is employees experience and input.

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featherstone

Aug-02-13 2:20 PM

Marmel, understand the fact that market/economy is much different from 50 years ago, AND it should be, technology is ever changing and offers us the comforts and gadgets of today.

My question of Accountability is for Corporate trend across the board, not limited to steel and auto manufacturing. And yes to oh so familiar factor if Global Economy slips in just as predictable as the sun will rise tomorrow.

Accountability, to consumers, its employees, share holders, this very country? Yes the country where Corporations were built.

If the economy doesn't change, that is when we are in serious trouble but when integrity, respect, commitment go to the side for Greed, our nations backbone breaks.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 1:17 PM

"Your comments epitomize people like you perfectly. You have built yourself up on other threads not just to be upper management, but to be a silverspoon country club type"

I mean seriously? That is all you got, someone is not in a union and they are automatically super rich country club type. This blowhard can't articulate a point of view that is coherent and meaningful but has a quiet the imagination when it comes to putting words in someones mouth. Maybe the stupid little hanky needs to create his straw man arguments because he loses the real ones.

Effing scum bag.

So by your posts hank what can we determine about you.

1. very little experience

2. very little knowledge

3. Very, very, very jealous and hostile to successful people. (which tells us about hanky's character)

4. Liar

5. Great imagination

6. Follower

7. Dependent on others to provide him with thoughts, opinions, and a place to work.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 1:08 PM

Really tired/ Hank - You have more screen names than Obama has excuses yet you claim others are liars. LOL.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 1:04 PM

Really, I have never come across a more shameless half wit in my life. Never claimed I was super rich, not once. You just presume that because you are a pawn. You have accepted the false premise that all management is super rich. I do well but that doesn't mean I claim to be a millionaire.

Sorry that I am three times younger and have three times the wisdom as you. our perspective is based on one station, one experience. Your whole life was spent as a follower yet you want to tell the leaders how it really works. Which is idiotic to the 10th degree. You are nothing but an ant, that is your legacy. A stupid, ignorant, bloviated blowhard that spends his life talking out of his arse and being a whipping boy for political leaders.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 12:58 PM

Like I said really, I am not like you so to presume I am a liar is flat wrong. By nature liberals are liars, meaning you. You are prejudice and resentful towards those who have worked harder and have done better than you. You can throw out all the accusations you want, doesn't change reality. You are nothing in the scheme of things by a whipping boy, used up pawn. You mark on this earth will be forgotten the day after you die.

All you have is lies and the instinctual ability to accuse others of lying. You can't argue fact or truth. You're simply pathetic.

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Hankchanaski

Aug-02-13 10:30 AM

Your comments epitomize people like you perfectly. You have built yourself up on other threads not just to be upper management, but to be a silverspoon country club type. You can deny all ya want, it doesn't matter to me because I figured out you were a liar long ago. It doesn't Chang e the fact of what you have said in the past. I will contend you are a Kraftmaid person who is griped at any laborer who makes good wages/pensions/benefits. There is a slight chance that you are the thousandaire you claim, I doubt it, big shots wouldn't gass all day on the trib.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 9:31 AM

Mongrel is a liar. On different threads he/she has condemned unionized labor, claiming to be a business owner

What?? I never said I owned a business. Never in my life have I said that. Though I am an upper management, and work day to day with the principals and am privy to all their information.

Second, I have stated many times on this blog I was a member of the teamsters, but for me it was a stepping stone not a pigeon hole.

You are delusional and dishonest to the core.

Just because I was in a union doesn't mean I supported everything about them.

I do talk inflammatory on these blogs but that is a character flaw I have when I encounter people who are arrogantly ignorant yet act as if they have all the wisdom, all the experience, all the answers. But they are on the assembly line not in an office.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 9:21 AM

Those times are gone feather, you need to understand that. How many different types of cars to you see on the streets today compared with 50-60 years ago. It is not the same, it can’t be like it was yet you believe it should. That is way your region, similar regions, and union companies rot and die off. Corporations are made of a lot of individuals, feather. Some union, some not but they all have families, they all have lives, they all worked hard to get where they are. The corporation has to make sure they are viable, not just for the union workers but all their employees. So your question of “accountability” is subjective at best. Accountable to whom? Just the unions? All employees? Share holders?

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Hankchanaski

Aug-02-13 9:09 AM

Mongrel is a liar. On different threads he/she has condemned unionized labor, claiming to be a business owner. I always knew that he/she was full of crap, now the person has proved it themselves, for everyone to see

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 9:06 AM

"3. Can you compare, objectively and honestly Corporate Accountability of say 50 years ago to todays? That question is also for motsttaw."

First off you would need to understand feather that the industries have changed dramatically in the last fifty years. You a comparing apples to trees. 50 years ago GM and ford and US steel companies were all the World had. Partly because of or capitalist mindset and economic freedom and partly because WW2 Left the rest of the industrialized world in the stone age. This had two beneficial outcomes to our industrial base. 1. No competition for American Corporations who were able to carve out large slices of market share in the US and abroad resulting in higher profit margins and no reason not to pay extremely well. 2. The rest of the world had to buy OUR goods, to rebuild their countries and industrial base which left them lacking in technology for decades.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 8:50 AM

"2. Have you ever worked for a significant amount of time as a skilled or non skilled laborer? Careful with your answer to this one.."

First, I worked a residential carpenter through college and to this day on a given weekend with the company I used to work for. I was also a teamster for a parcel company for a few years but took an offer to move into management.

Don't know what you are trying to get at with this question. Being a skilled laborer does not make you business or economically wise.

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Marmel

Aug-02-13 8:45 AM

"1. Do you drive an American built/ assembled May be a better term these days, automobile?"

Yes, Always will unless I can afford a Rolles for S & G

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Hankchanaski

Aug-01-13 7:10 PM

My contention is that the majority of wealthy types, dont spend their days complaining on the trib website.

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Hankchanaski

Aug-01-13 7:08 PM

My guess is mongrel works at Kraftmaid and is ****** at all union employees because he works for a crap company. He will pretend to be a king maker down at the country club, which I highly doubt. Some people love to play pretend

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featherstone

Aug-01-13 6:37 PM

I agree the GM bailout should have never came about because of Corporate irresponsible mismanagement. However..am glad the bailout happened, saved a lot of middleclass jobs and not just GM employees, but sub contractors, venders, suppliers, and service companies that work for GM.

Hey marmy..that's slit of jobs scattered across the country. That's a lot of tax base, that's a lot of middle class dollars recirculating back into the economy.

Your a conservative, that is trickle down economic theory..that actually works unlike cutting breaks for the wealthy and scrambling for the scraps at the booting like your Teabaggin delusionals would have you think.

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featherstone

Aug-01-13 6:28 PM

Marmel, three simple questions.

1. Do you drive an American built/ assembled May be a better term these days, automobile?

2. Have you ever worked for a significant amount of time as a skilled or non skilled laborer? Careful with your answer to this one..

3. Can you compare, objectively and honestly Corporate Accountability of say 50 years ago to todays? That question is also for motsttaw.

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featherstone

Aug-01-13 6:23 PM

Marmel, jobs in manufacturing have moved abroad for cheaper labor, PERIOD! AND now consumers are realizing quality went away with the jobs.

Automobiles, all of the big three in the seventies rusted out because of cheap import steel, a quest to cut costs in part because of fed pollution standards. Which if auto corps would have been investing in cleaner emissions all along, well maybe they would've built garbage.

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Hankchanaski

Aug-01-13 5:10 PM

You are out of your mind if you actually believe large concentrations of wealth aren't hoarded by a few white male conservatives. But wait, i thought the all knowing mongrel knew all? It turns out he/she knows nothing

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Hankchanaski

Aug-01-13 5:07 PM

Again, why no arbitration then? You like to go on tirades, like most conservative blowhards, thinking that if you cite the same lie over and over, people will have no choice but to believe. Nobody forced the company to do anything. The company couldn't go to arbitration while every executive and plant level manager was using company credit cards, using company cars all the while collecting 6 figure salaries. See you have never worked at gm, so you have no clue, no clue to how the place is run or the collective bargaining process, you have talking points from beck and hannity, that don't apply. their brains are slightly, I mean slightly, higher functioning than the dopes they fool on a daily basis with opinion news.

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Marmel

Aug-01-13 4:44 PM

I mean how many execs at GM do think it would take to hide all that money??? Are you friggin out of your mind??

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