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Finally some good news out of Detroit!

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  1. drt_jumper

    drt_jumper Monkey

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    #1 -   Nov 2, 2009

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  2. Bushwhacker

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    Nice, they showed a profit...at what cost?

    The earnings came despite an $800 million revenue drop. But Ford said it cut costs by $1 billion during the quarter, accomplished through layoffs in North America and Europe, reduced pension and retiree health care costs and improvements in productivity and product development.
     
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  3. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    And their vehicles still suck.
     
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    ...and still almost 30 billion in debt.
     
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    and those fvckers still only run downhill
     
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  6. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Cooking the books is the American way.
     
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    Showing a profit BEFORE or AFTER factoring in all the money our tax payer dollars fronted.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    healthcare bill?
     
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    dante Unabomber

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    C'mon, finish that quote:

    Auto sales are up. How long that lasts without CFC remains to be seen, but I'd easily say that they're at least the best of the big 2.5.
     
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  10. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Big accomplishment. :bonk:
     
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    did Ford recently accept some kind of bailout that was unreported?
     
  12. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    that's why we drink it here
    No, they're the only ones who didn't.
     
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    Cash for clunkers was a bail out just served up a different way.
     
  14. joe shabadoo

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    I was hoping for news about ED 209.
     
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    perhaps....cash for clunkers was a joke.
     
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    Nick My name is Nick

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    and to provide balance to all that good news ...
    (Not Detroit, but close enough)

    http://williamsauction.com/silverdome/


    I remember racing in the Silverdome the NBL Nationals waaaaay back in like '78 or '79.
     
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  19. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    I can't believe that place sold that cheap....sad to say a buddy and I wanted to try and get some investors to back us to try and open a cool family rec type center, and at that price the silverdome woulda been a great building to start from
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Maybe they can attract a UFL team now to compete against the Lions.
     
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    you had to to there :(
     
  23. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Come on... it's like getting served up in slow pitch softball.

    And has been for 40 years.

    :rofl:
     
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    we spent every thanksgiving at the dome watching the lions get stomped.

    Sad to see that place sit empty for so long. Went to many a NFL game, supercross, state football championships and a super bowl at that place. Our superbowl seats were so high up were were above the cigarette smoke cloud. :rofl:
     
  25. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You from the Motor City?
     
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    Until I fled three weeks out of high school ('87). Between my moms career at the Detroit Chamber of Commerce and the family's ties to the auto industry I saw the writing on the wall at a tender age.
     
  27. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    Well done on the escape!

    :D
     
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    They probably had their employees grow a third arm to increase productivity.
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    I thought this was going to be about the Red Wings folding...
     
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    Folding the Blackhawks into little origami turds which will then be placed on Daly's stoop and lit on fire? Consider it done. Again.
     
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