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Dow Chemical and DuPont Set Merger and Plans to Split

Over the last week, a hundred or so people crammed into a law firm’s offices high in the General Motors Building on Fifth Avenue, drafting plans to merge Dow Chemical and DuPont.

Yet all the work of those bankers and lawyers in combining two industrial titans, with a shared history of more than three centuries, will ultimately go toward a much bigger goal: breaking up the newly united chemical company.

As Dow and DuPont formally announced their merger, the two companies made clear that they intend to separate into three companies, a path expected to be littered with complex deals, thousands of job cuts and months of government scrutiny.

It is a path that DuPont’s chief executive of two months, Edward D. Breen, has trod before, having previously broken up Tyco into three pieces. And it is the culmination of the dream of his counterpart at Dow, Andrew Liveris, who has long sought a huge deal to strengthen his own company.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/12/business/dealbook/dow-chemical-and-dupont-merger.html?_r=0


What I don't understand is how this crap is even legal, that put two companies together, then split them apart in the meanwhile, thousands of people lose their jobs. I just went through a company split of where the company had spent the last dozen years putting companies together. They use the same bullshit reasons to split them as they did putting them together. But either way, people lose jobs so that the stock price will go up.

Posted by liberal N proud | Mon Dec 14, 2015, 03:06 PM (1 replies)

Carson Threatens to Leave Party If GOP Officials Keep Plotting Over Convention

If Republican party bosses continue meeting to discuss how to derail Donald Trump at the convention, Trump won't be the only one to turn his back on the GOP. Now, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson says he'll leave too.


"If this was the beginning of the plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace them with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party," Carson said in reference to a private dinner attended in Washington by 20 party officials including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus.

According to the report in the Washington Post, Republican leaders are preparing now for what to do if they get to the convention in July and Trump is still holding on to a major chunk of the primary vote, but has not become the clear nominee. The topic of the dinner was peculiar as Trump has been the clear frontrunner in the GOP primary for nearly five months.

"I pray that the report in the Post this morning was incorrect. If it is correct," Carson said. "If it is correct, every voter who is standing for change must know they are being betrayed. I won't stand for it," Carson said.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/carson-threatens-to-leave-party-if-gop-officials-keep-plotting-over-convention/ar-AAghCcE?li=BBnb7Kz


Posted by liberal N proud | Fri Dec 11, 2015, 12:06 PM (14 replies)

Fox News Suspends 2 Contributors After ‘Inappropriate’ Comments Against Barack Obama

Fox News contributors Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash are prohibited from network appearances for two weeks after “inappropriate and unacceptable” comments about President Barack Obama, a Fox official said.

During a December 7 appearance on Fox Business, Fox News strategic analyst Ralph Peters said of President Obama after his Oval Office address last night: “I mean this guy is such a total pussy, it’s stunning.” Host Stuart Varney told Peters he can’t “use language like that on the program,” and Peters replied that he was sorry.


While co-hosting Outnumbered, contributor Stacey Dash reacted to Obama’s remarks by stating: “I felt like he could give a shit — excuse me, like he could care less.”

CNN’s Brian Stelter reported today that the two commentators “were suspended on Monday for using profanities while criticizing President Obama on Monday”:

“Earlier today, Fox contributors Lt. Col. Ralph Peters and Stacey Dash made comments on different programs that were completely inappropriate and unacceptable for our air,” Fox senior executive vice president Bill Shine said.

“Fox Business Network and Fox News Channel do not condone the use of such language, and have suspended both Peters and Dash for two weeks,” he said.

http://www.missopen.com/news/fox-news-suspends-2-contributors-after-inappropriate-comments-against-barack-obama/

Posted by liberal N proud | Thu Dec 10, 2015, 07:48 AM (12 replies)

Trump supporters defend his calls for Muslim travel ban

http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/AAgcCY8?ocid=se


YIKES!

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Dec 9, 2015, 10:04 AM (1 replies)

Ted Cruz’s College Roommate Outs Him On Body Odor, Laziness, Creeping On Women

We’ve all done stupid things as teenagers and young adults. However, if you’re Ted Cruz and you’re running for president, you may need to pay off some people to keep them quiet.


Gregory Behrendt ‏@gregorybehrendt · 11 Oct 2013
There is no way Ted Cruz had friends in high school.

318 retweets 270 likes


RDS ‏@Redastelz · 11 Oct 2013
@gregorybehrendt @pattonoswalt @clmazin Was a college roommate of his. He held strong for a whole two months or something like that.


1 retweet 1 like



Craig Mazin Verified account 
‏@clmazin @Redastelz @gregorybehrendt @pattonoswalt I begged them for a different room or roommate. Begged. They didn't understand then. They do now.



Successful screen writer Craig Mazin attended Princeton and was actually roommates with good ‘ole Teddy. At their first meeting, Mazin noted Cruz was carrying a book titled Was Karl Marx a Satanist?



Another former schoolmate, Erik Leitch noted Cruz was someone who loved to argue just for the sake of arguing.

“The only point of Ted talking to you was to convince you of the rightness of his views.”
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2015/12/07/cruz-roommate/
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Dec 9, 2015, 06:54 AM (4 replies)

ISIS Cutting Back as U.S.-Led Coalition Strikes Degrade Group's Oil Trade

The U.S.-led coalition’s air strike campaign against the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria is successfully damaging the group’s oil refining capabilities, forcing it to cut costs in the face of an ever-growing military operation, according to a report released on Monday.

The air campaign against the group , launched by Washington in August last year, has seen France and Britain join the bombing raids in Syria in recent months bringing the total number of coalition partners to thirteen. The strikes have “significantly degraded” ISIS’s ability to refine oil in their so-called caliphate and “to transport oil via tanker convoys,” said a new report by international defense consultancy IHS Janes.

“According to information gathered from Arabic-language social media, and our in country source network, efforts to target the Islamic State’s sources of revenue are paying off,” Columb Strack, senior analyst at IHS said.

http://www.newsweek.com/isis-cutting-back-us-led-coalition-strikes-degrade-groups-oil-trade-402485
Posted by liberal N proud | Tue Dec 8, 2015, 12:09 PM (6 replies)

Did Iowa win in another universe? Joni Ernst congratulates Iowa on the 'big win'

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Seconds after Iowa suffered its first loss of the season at the hands of Michigan State in the Big Ten title game, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst's account tweeted her congratulations on the "big win."


http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/iowa-senator-joni-ernst-congratulates-iowa-hawkeyes-twitter-20151205
Posted by liberal N proud | Sun Dec 6, 2015, 09:58 AM (9 replies)

Does the front page of the New York Times front page indicate a shift in the media on guns?

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/todayspaper/index.html

End the Gun Epidemic in America: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0
Posted by liberal N proud | Sat Dec 5, 2015, 09:23 AM (20 replies)

Ted Cruz resembles...

:large

I have thought this for a long time...
Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Dec 2, 2015, 09:13 AM (1 replies)

Are Sanders supporters that desperate to use FOX to support their views?

2 posts in the last hour and I am sure we will see a dozen more before the night is over.

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http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1014&pid=1264288


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1251&pid=826386

Posted by liberal N proud | Wed Nov 18, 2015, 07:50 PM (118 replies)
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