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  • Lawmakers step into Delphi pension case

    07/21/2014 3:03:07 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    Benefits Pro ^ | 7-18-14 | Benefits Pro
    The pensions of retired salaried workers at Delphi have been in limbo since they were assumed by the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation. This week, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and three more Democratic lawmakers from Ohio sent a letter to Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, urging him to intervene on behalf of Delphi retirees. “The 20,000 members of the salaried plan have been waiting for almost five years for a final benefit determination from the PBGC. Recent comments from the PBGC have suggested that the agency has yet to take basic initial steps towards making such a determination,” wrote the Ohio...
  • ‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core

    09/21/2013 5:38:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    E ucation ‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum Sep. 20, 2013 7:30pm Jason Howerton Related: Video A parent in Towson, Md., was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after vocally expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to use Common Core standards in its curriculum. Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum. The meeting apparently didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask...
  • Maryland police to review arrest of parent who objected to Common Core

    09/24/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | September 23, 2013
    A Baltimore-area police chief is reviewing the arrest of a man who rose at a town hall-style meeting to challenge the national Common Core standards and wound up in an angry confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Robert Small,46,showed up at the public forum Thursday night in Towson,but when he began asking questions about Common Core, the police officer,who was providing security at the meeting,shut him down. “My question is how does lowering educational standards prepare kids for ... college,because that’s what it’s all about?” Small asked in a scene caught on videotape. But audience members had been told to...
  • Obama Administration Still Stonewalling on Delphi Pension Scandal

    07/29/2013 1:32:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    NLPC ^ | July 29, 2013 | Mark Modica
    The lack of transparency from the Obama Administration continues as leaders of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee continue to try and persuade the Treasury Department to hand over documents relating to the Administration's involvement in the termination of non-union Delphi retirees' pension benefits. Non-union Delphi retirees saw their benefits lost while unionized UAW retirees at the company had their benefits "topped off" and preserved with taxpayer dollars funneled through General Motors during the 2009 auto bailout process. Evidence surfaced about a year ago that the Obama Administration played a role, once again, in choosing winners and losers by...
  • Delphi retirees say Obama administration betrayed them

    11/05/2012 2:09:16 AM PST · by John W · 17 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | November 4, 2012 | Talesha Reynolds and Lisa Myers
    At first glance, David Kane, 63, appears to be solidly middle class. He has a home on a lovely suburban street in Sandusky, Ohio, and a boat docked in the nearby marina. But looks can be deceiving. Kane doesn’t have television or even a functioning wristwatch. He and his wife Dianne live on their boat, a 1976 Trojan Tri-Cabin in need of repair, for part of the year to save on utility costs. He does outdoor maintenance at the marina to pay for the docking fees. After a 35-year career at Delphi, the primary parts supplier for General Motors, Kane...
  • Obama Saved GM?

    11/04/2012 9:18:14 AM PST · by agatsu · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 3, 2012 | agatsu
    Obama Saved GM?
  • Axelrod entangles White House in Delphi scandal

    10/23/2012 12:25:14 PM PDT · by defal33 · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-23-2012 | Neil Munro
    Team Obama’s chief strategist stammered out a contradictory and evasive defense of the White House’s role in the Delphi bankruptcy settlement, which has left up to 20,000 older workers in Ohio with reduced or minimal pensions. The 2009 bankruptcy of the auto-parts maker “was not the decision of the president,” David Axelrod first told reporters during an Oct. 23 midday press conference, after he was asked about a Delphi-related rally that Gov. Mitt Romney held in Ohio. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/23/axelrod-entangles-white-house-in-delphi-scandal/#ixzz2A9RQlHfX
  • Was Paul Ryan Bullied?

    10/12/2012 2:37:06 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 35 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | Oct 11, 2012 | Chuck Morse
    The debate between VP nominees Joe Biden and Paul Ryan reminded me of the debates I've had over the years with left-wingers on my radio show and privately. Left-wingers think nothing of lying and playing dirty because they believe in power and in the principle that anything goes to keep their power. Regarding the Biden-Ryan debate I read a post-debate tweet from a left-wing talk show host who claimed that Biden "creamed" Ryan. From a left prospective he is right. Biden did everything he could to dominate the debate and to stop Ryan from talking including constant rude interruptions and...
  • A White House that punishes adversaries, pays off friends

    10/05/2012 8:25:58 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10-4-12 | editorial
    Cronyism: Did the Obama administration stiff a group of non-union workers and pay off a political ally in the 2009 auto bailout? Yes, it did, says the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. When the administration turned General Motors into Government Motors in 2009's M&A of the automaker, it made sure that retirees from Delphi Corp. who were members of the United Auto Workers didn't lose a dime from their pensions. The White House, though, was not as generous with the nonunion retirees from GM's parts supplier. Roughly 22,000 Delphi retirees who were salaried employees and not members...
  • Ask GM Bondholders and Delphi Retirees About Obama's 'Economic Patriotism'

    10/04/2012 11:52:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | October 4, 2012 | Mark Modica
    President Obama called for a "new economic patriotism" during last night's presidential debate. Well, hold on to your wallets as this new buzz phrase seems to be a euphemism for "wealth redistribution." Just ask old General Motors bondholders or non-unionized Delphi retirees about how Obama's so-called "shared sacrifices" are more about cronyism than patriotism. President Obama is campaigning on a platform that constantly touts everyone "paying a fair share and having a fair shot." Unfortunately for those that do not belong to a politically-favored class, the Obama Administration gets to determine what is fair. This was evidenced during the GM...
  • In Delphi scandal’s wake, Obama Treasury Dept. shares credit for auto bailout with Bush

    09/26/2012 11:23:40 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/27/12 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s administration is sharing credit for the 2009 auto bailout with the George W. Bush administration, as pieces of the Delphi salaried retirees pension scandal start to come under fire from three different House committees. “Current and former Treasury officials have explained in congressional testimony in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 that the previous administration provided temporary loans to General Motors and Chrysler to avoid uncontrolled liquidations of these companies at a time when our economy and financial system were already severely stressed,” Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Alastair Fitzpayne wrote in a Sept. 24 letter to House...
  • Non-unionized Delphi retirees rally over 'theft of our pensions' caused by auto bailout

    09/10/2012 2:03:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 10, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    DAYTON, Ohio — From the bed of a Ford pickup truck outside a now-dilapidated former Delphi auto parts plant here, Mary Miller called for transparency from President Barack Obama over the “theft of our pensions.” Miller, a self-described “divorced mother of four young adults,” and about 200 Delphi salaried retirees gathered at the shuttered auto plant in Dayton last Thursday morning to ask President Obama to right the wrongs they believe his administration inflicted upon them during the 2009 auto industry bailout. The Obama administration terminated the pensions, health care and life insurance of more than 20,000 Delphi retirees during...
  • House Ways and Means chairman demands Delphi pension termination documents from Obama

    08/15/2012 1:52:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/15/12 | Matthew Boyle
    Republican House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp demanded Wednesday that the U.S. Treasury Department and the Obama administration release records connected to an emerging scandal surrounding autoworker pensions terminated during the auto bailout. The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) and the Treasury Department axed pensions in 2009 for 20,000 non-union salaried retirees who worked for Delphi. (Snip) Those emails demonstrate that Geithner and his Treasury Department were the driving force, and contradict sworn testimony in which several Obama administration figures have said that the decision to terminate the pensions came from the PBGC.
  • Emails show Obama administration involvement in killing non-union auto pensions

    08/08/2012 7:08:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 28 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8/7/2012 | John Hayward
    Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller reports that internal emails show Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was “the driving force” behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 non-union retirees from the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company, as part of the government’s bailout plan for General Motors.  Union workers, on the other hand, “saw their pensions topped off and made whole.” This decision was supposed to be made by the independent Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, which is meant to be free of political influence, so it can represent the interests of private-sector pensioners.Instead, the Daily Caller unearthed a string of emails that show...
  • Meet the real workers Obama screwed over

    08/08/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 7 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/8/2012 | Michelle Malkin
    My column today contrasts the phony Romney-killed-a-steelworker’s-wife fable from Obama’s sleazy SuperPAC with the actual stories of economic havoc that Obama’s union-pandering administration wrought on thousands of Delphi workers.**snip**Chutzpah overload in full effect: President Obama’s sleazy super-PAC, run by his former White House spokesman Bill Burton, just released an ad accusing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney of causing the cancer death of a steelworker’s wife.**snip**While Team Obama promotes fables to indict Romney, the incontrovertible stories of the current administration’s economic malpractice are finally getting out. In 2010, I first reported on how Obama’s UAW bailout threw tens of thousands of...
  • Meet the Real Workers Obama Screwed Over

    08/08/2012 1:17:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Chutzpah overload in full effect: President Obama's sleazy super-PAC, run by his former White House spokesman Bill Burton, just released an ad accusing GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney of causing the cancer death of a steelworker's wife. It's not just a slanderous and false attack. It's a foolish attempt to camouflage the administration's massive jobs death toll, politicized pension plundering and Big Labor bailout cronyism. And it will backfire big time because the thousands and thousands of true victims of Obama's economic wreckage are speaking up and fighting back. Let's dispense with the "Romney = murderer" meme first. The warped...
  • New TV ad to attack Obama, Geithner on lost Delphi pensions [VIDEO]

    08/07/2012 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/7/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A new video advertisement from conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring features the stories of several Delphi salaried retirees, who lost their pensions at the hand of the Secretary Tim Geithner’s Department of Treasury. “I would ask President Obama why I had no rights and he had all the rights to take my pension away and never ever look back and say not only did I take it from Mary Miller, but I took it from 20,000 other people and their families,” one Delphi salaried retiree, Mary Miller, says in the ad. “It’s made life pretty rough. I’ve really struggled...
  • Emails: Geithner, Treasury drove cutoff of non-union Delphi workers’ pensions

    08/07/2012 5:10:44 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 6, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Emails obtained by The Daily Caller show that the U.S. Treasury Department, led by Timothy Geithner, was the driving force behind terminating the pensions of 20,000 salaried retirees at the Delphi auto parts manufacturing company. The move, made in 2009 while the Obama administration implemented its auto bailout plan, appears to have been made solely because those retirees were not members of labor unions. The internal government emails contradict sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts about the sequence of events surrounding...
  • Former Obama auto czar, Treasury officials break in eleventh hour...

    07/10/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former auto industry adviser and two former Treasury Department officials cracked at the last minute before a House oversight committee subcommittee hearing and agreed to stop stonewalling an investigation into alleged union favoritism during the administration’s General Motors bailout. Ron Bloom, Obama’s former auto czar, and former Treasury officials Matt Feldman and Harry Wilson have refused to give interviews to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) about their roles in topping up pensions for union workers while non-union workers lost nearly their entire pensions. The Treasury Department’s actions during the auto bailout...
  • Non-Union Retirees Shafted in Auto Bailouts Told to Get Jobs

    05/10/2012 2:06:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 10, 2012 | Mark Modica
    One of the most egregious abuses of the Obama Administration's auto bailouts was the blatant favoritism evidenced in the treatment of Delphi (General Motors' parts supplier) retirees. After the Delphi bankruptcy, UAW retirees had their pensions "topped off" by General Motors, apparently with taxpayer money accessed through TARP. While the UAW retirees maintained their pension benefits, non-union, salaried retirees of Delphi lost theirs. There was no logical reason for one group to have their pensions saved while another group lost theirs, just the facts that the distributions were inequitable and the only difference between the groups was that one belonged...
  • A Victim of the Regime's White-Collar Payback

    03/08/2012 5:06:56 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | March 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Cheryl in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where the Indianapolis Colts' flags are at half-mast. CALLER: (chuckles) Hi, Rush. RUSH: Hi. CALLER: Thanks for taking my call. RUSH: You bet. CALLER: I wanted to talk about the crony capitalism from a personal standpoint for myself. My husband was an engineer with Delphi, which is part of GM. And when the bankruptcy was taken care of and the auto bailouts and the whole thing that Obama's so proud of, what most people don't know is what happened to the salaried retirees from Delphi in the whole deal. The union people...
  • The Delphi Technique: Let’s Stop Being Manipulated! (oldie but goodie)

    01/27/2012 2:11:35 PM PST · by combat_boots · 13 replies
    Ether Zone.via VA Land Rights Commission ^ | September 23, 2002, issue of Ether Zone. | By Albert V. Burns
    ...we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings...to “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public ... in one of these meetings... ...you will find that there is already someone designated to lead or “facilitate” the meeting. ... Actually, he or she is there for exactly the opposite reason: to see that the conclusions reached during the meeting are in accord with a plan already decided upon by those who called the meeting. The process used to “facilitate” the meeting is called the...
  • US Gov. Software Creates 'Fake People' on Social Networks to Promote Propaganda

    02/19/2011 5:21:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 110 replies
    The Examiner ^ | February 18, 2011 | Sean Kerrigan
    The US government is offering private intelligence companies contracts to create software to manage "fake people" on social media sites and create the illusion of consensus on controversial issues. The contract calls for the development of "Persona Management Software" which would help the user create and manage a variety of distinct fake profiles online. The job listing was discussed in recently leaked emails from the private security firm HBGary after an attack by internet activist last week.Click here to view the government contract (PDF)According to the contract, the software would "protect the identity of government agencies" by employing a number...
  • HOW COLLECTIVISTS USE THE DIAMOND TACTIC TO SWAY PUBLIC MEETINGS AND HOW TO THWART THEM

    01/16/2011 8:42:35 AM PST · by combat_boots · 72 replies · 4+ views
    In the 1960s, I came across a small training manual distributed by the Communist Party that showed how a small group of people – as few as four – could dominate a much larger group and sway the outcome of any action taken by that group. It was called the Diamond Technique. The principle is based on the fact that people in groups tend to be effected by mass psychology. They derive comfort and security from being aligned with the majority, especially if controversy or conflict is involved. Even if they do not like what the majority is doing, if...
  • Greece hopes to raise money by renting out Acropolis, Delphi

    01/18/2012 3:50:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 16 replies
    NYDailyNews.com ^ | Jan 18, 2012 | Larry Mcshane
    Lights, camera, Acropolis! Officials in cash-strapped Greece approved a cheaper pricing plan meant to lure film crews and photographers to its historic attractions — including the home of the Parthenon. The Greek culture ministry slashed the cost of a one-day film shoot at the Acropolis by more than half, from more than $5,000 a day to about $2,050. The rate for photographers was cut by roughly one-third, from $385 a day to $256. The reduced rates come with a plan to speed up approval of the permits.
  • Shafted Delphi Retirees Suing Treasury, Auto Task Force

    07/25/2011 11:11:30 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | July 25, 2011 | Mark Modica
    The unprecedented intrusion of the executive branch of the US government into the American auto industry when the Obama Administration orchestrated the General Motors and Chrysler bankruptcy processes is now leading to unprecedented responses. Groups that were clearly discriminated against and had their rights subordinated to politically powerful unions may actually have a winnable case against our own government as lawsuits are being brought against the US Treasury Dept. and others.The Delphi salaried retirees who saw their pension benefits disintegrate after the GM bankruptcy are now suing the US Treasury, the Auto Task Force, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, and ex-Auto...
  • DADT "survey" results - anybody surprised?

    11/30/2010 4:55:04 PM PST · by jagusafr · 30 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | 30 Nov 10 | Jagusafr
    Is anybody who filled out the DoD DADT survey surprised at the announcement of its results? The questions made the outcome a foregone conclusion. My question is this: isn't the very fact that those who were most against repeal are the ones who do what militaries are made for - fight - a perfect reason to keep the ban in effect? Colonel, USAFR
  • Pensions wiped out by the White House

    09/25/2010 3:39:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 9 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2010 | Michelle Malkin
    The White House believes it can win back depressed and economically stressed voters by turning President Obama into the storyteller-in-chief again. But consider the real-life horror story of 20,000 white-collar workers at Delphi, a leading auto-parts company spun off from GM a decade ago. As Washington rushed to nationalize the US auto industry with $80 billion in taxpayer "rescue" funds and avoid contested court termination proceedings, the White House auto team schemed to preserve UAW members' costly pension funds by shafting their nonunion counterparts. The nonunion pensioners also lost all of their health and life insurance benefits. The abused workers...
  • Aptera CFO is a financial scammer

    11/18/2009 10:33:54 AM PST · by OldGuard1 · 3 replies · 448+ views
    Self | 11/18/2009 | Self
    I just discovered this and since the MSM hasn't picked it up yet I thought I'd break it here. Anyone who knows me here knows that I'm a electric car nut. I've been following Aptera for a while. Aptera Motors is a company in Vista, CA that's making the "google car", the Aptera 2e. It looks like an wheeled iPod and uses almost no energy; the gasoline version gets 130 mpg and the electric version goes 100 miles. But there's trouble in California. Last fall they handed control of the company over to Paul Wilbur. Paul's greatest fame was running...
  • GM plan includes taking on part of Delphi - source

    05/19/2009 12:54:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies · 574+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/19/09 | Reuters
    General Motors Corp will likely take on some of the operations of its bankrupt supplier Delphi Corp to make sure it gets needed auto parts, and is negotiating terms with Delphi's estate, according to a source familiar with the company's plan.
  • We Still Have a Chance

    04/16/2009 8:19:01 AM PDT · by savedbygrace · 11 replies · 302+ views
    My Encrusted Brain | 4/16/09 | savedbygrace
    We still have a chance to not fail in our historic opportunity to turn this nation back to its roots. Unfortunately, many people think the activities of April 15, 2009, have done just that, but they are wrong. Simply attending a TEA Party, even several TEA Parties, is not going to move Washington. What needs to happen, if we’re going to move Washington, is this: We must organize into Action Groups to first take back our party Precinct Meetings in an overwhelming majority of the precincts in the nation, then advance that effort to the State level. That will not...
  • President Barack Obama uses the Delphi Technique for consensus at every juncture of his presidency

    03/13/2009 8:42:02 AM PDT · by Jenny Hatch · 17 replies · 1,076+ views
    The Natural Family BLOG ^ | March 13th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    "Everyone has a right to take part in this discussion, nobody has the right to take it over and dominate. The status quo is the one option that's not on the table, and those who seek to block any reform at all -- any reform at any costs will not prevail this time around," he added. A direct quote from the president at the recent health care summit."nobody has the right to take it over and dominate" Does that include you Mr. President??? You and your nanny state health care buearocrats?Click here to get to The Peoples Cube!What no one...
  • The Delphi Technique, what it is and how to counter it

    03/06/2009 6:55:10 AM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 123 replies · 3,955+ views
    TCOT Action Projects ^ | March 6th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch
    I just wanted to make everyone aware of the Delphi Technique. It is a Consensus and Facilitation technique that keeps those who are unaware of how it works from being effective political activists. For those who are just beginning as politically active conservatives, mastering the countering techniques will help us be much more effective as we move against the Marxists who have overtaken our government.
  • The Recovery Web Site is the Delphi Technique at the Federal Level

    03/05/2009 10:10:48 PM PST · by Jenny Hatch · 8 replies · 740+ views
    Recovery.gov ^ | March 5th, 2009 | Jenny Hatch (Vanity)
    I've been reading through President Obama's much touted Recovery.gov web site and thought I would share the Frequently Asked Questions part of the site. It is in fact, the Delphi Technique in action. Through the whole of that web site, the Consensus and Facilitation of the Hegelian Principle is at work. To fight this phenomenon in our country, Freedom Lovers need to understand the forces at work, and master the language and techniques that will allow us to overcome the Barrage of facilitators and change agents who have just overtaken our country, fully, at the federal level. Please take some...
  • Judge Lets Delphi Halt Salaried Retiree Benefits

    02/24/2009 12:28:43 PM PST · by arichtaxpayer · 66 replies · 3,883+ views
    AP ^ | Feb 24, 2009
    NEW YORK (AP) — A bankruptcy judge says Delphi can stop paying for health care and insurance benefits for its retired salaried workers. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain on Tuesday provisionally approved the auto supplier's request to cut off the benefits effective April 1. But he says the 15,000 affected retirees can form a committee to investigate if they have the right to negotiate with the company. The committee will present its findings at a March 11 hearing. Troy, Mich.-based Delphi Corp. has been operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection since 2005. It says it needs to cut off the...
  • Delphi to Slash 775 Jobs at Steering Parts Plant [Michigan] (Obama's Fault)

    02/17/2009 7:11:33 AM PST · by an amused spectator · 12 replies · 915+ views
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/17/business/17bizbriefs-DELPHITOSLAS_BRF.html
  • Questioning the Delphic Oracle

    12/30/2007 5:01:30 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies · 304+ views
    Scientific American ^ | August 2003 | John R. Hale, Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Jeffrey P. Chanton and Henry A. Spiller
    Tradition attributed the prophetic inspiration of the powerful oracle to geologic phenomena: a chasm in the earth, a vapor that rose from it, and a spring... The ancient testimony, however, is widespread, and it comes from a variety of sources: historians such as Pliny and Diodorus, philosophers such as Plato, the poets Aeschylus and Cicero, the geographer Strabo, the travel writer Pausanias, and even a priest of Apollo who served at Delphi, the famous essayist and biographer Plutarch... in about 1900, a young English classicist named Adolphe Paul Oppe['s] opinions were so strongly expressed that his theory became the new...
  • Union notifies Delphi of contract termination

    07/22/2007 2:01:10 PM PDT · by madison10 · 22 replies · 765+ views
    realtime.com ^ | July 21, 2007 | Unknown
    DETROIT - A union representing more than 2,000 of Delphi Corp.'s hourly workers said Friday it has told the auto parts maker that it plans to terminate its contracts, a first step toward a possible strike in October. The International Union of Electronic Workers-Communications Workers of America said the notification, delivered in a letter earlier this week, comes as contract talks have dragged on concerning job security, wages and benefits. "There is still much time to change our course," IUE-CWA Automotive Conference Board Chairman Willie Thorpe said in a statement. "But we cannot sit back and be unprepared. In our...
  • Furious Ann Coulter Strikes Back

    06/28/2007 3:09:09 PM PDT · by stm · 98 replies · 4,341+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 27 June 07 | NewsMax
    An obviously angry Ann Coulter this morning ripped into critics who deliberately distorted her comments about former senator and presidential hopeful John Edwards. After a relentless 24-hour firestorm during which much of the mainstream media used selective quotes to mangle the meaning of several of Ann’s comments about Edwards, Coulter set the record straight while talking with Joe Scarborough host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe” program. Coulter told Scarborough: "I’ve never seen people avoid ideas so much in such an obvious way and try to alert Americans not to read anything, not to listen to something someone said — not because...
  • Using the Delphi Technique to Achieve Consensus [or How the Left builds consensus]

    12/07/2006 9:39:55 AM PST · by Antoninus · 78 replies · 3,627+ views
    Eagle Forum ^ | November 1998 | Lynn Stuter
    The Delphi Technique and consensus building are both founded in the same principle - the Hegelian dialectic of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, with synthesis becoming the new thesis. The goal is a continual evolution to "oneness of mind" (consensus means solidarity of belief) -the collective mind, the wholistic society, the wholistic earth, etc. In thesis and antithesis, opinions or views are presented on a subject to establish views and opposing views. In synthesis, opposites are brought together to form the new thesis. All participants in the process are then to accept ownership of the new thesis and support it, changing...
  • Cost of Pensions Adds to Factory Town’s Troubles

    09/03/2006 10:40:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 30 replies · 1,226+ views
    NY Times Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | September 4, 2006 | DANNY HAKIM
    Costly Promises LOCKPORT, N.Y. — For two and a half years, Michael Tucker was mayor of this small city by day and an autoworker by night. Then in May, he became one of the nearly 50,000 workers at General Motors or its former Delphi parts division to take buyouts, lured by the $33,000-a-year pension his company offered. That pension, and a smaller one he expects to collect from the state after his years as mayor, makes him a little unusual in a nation where more and more workers are not covered by such plans. But now, as mayor of Lockport,...
  • 6,300 employees will leave Delphi (More Auto supplier fallout)

    08/18/2006 8:10:29 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 11 replies · 534+ views
    Autonews ^ | 8/18/06 | Mikey_1962
    DETROIT -- Delphi Corp. said today that 6,300 hourly employees represented by the IUE-CWA union, or 83 percent of those eligible, have agreed to early retirement or a buyout. The attrition program, financed predominantly by General Motors, continues to relieve pressure for a strike at Delphi. Earlier this summer, the UAW said nearly 13,000 of its Delphi members had taken a buyout or early retirement, with an additional 5,000 expected to transfer eventually to GM. Delphi is restructuring its U.S. operations under Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The company, spun off by GM in 1999, has asked the U.S. Bankruptcy Court...
  • UAW wants strike authorization at Delphi

    05/03/2006 11:28:47 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 35 replies · 803+ views
    Autonews ^ | 5/3/06 | mikey_1962
    The UAW plans to ask its 24,000 members at Delphi Corp. to authorize a strike. UAW Vice President Richard Shoemaker gave the go-ahead Wednesday when he met in Detroit with UAW local presidents and other officials on the union’s Delphi council. The locals, representing workers at about 20 Delphi plants, have until May 14 to conduct the votes, said UAW spokesman Paul Krell. The authorization would give the international union the ability to strike Delphi if it cannot reach agreement on wage and benefit concessions of 60 percent that Delphi is demanding. A union official who attended the UAW council...
  • Unions Oppose Voiding Delphi Contracts

    04/21/2006 2:47:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 465+ views
    AP ^ | 4/21/6 | DEE-ANN DURBIN
    DETROIT -- The United Auto Workers and other unions opposed Delphi Corp.'s attempt to cancel its labor contracts in court filings Friday, saying the auto parts supplier has failed to prove it needs to slash workers' wages as part of its Chapter 11 restructuring. "This is a case in which the debtors have opted to place litigation before bargaining and to place confrontation before consultation," said the United Steelworkers, which represents about 1,000 of Delphi's 33,000 U.S. hourly workers. Unions aren't the only parties opposed to Delphi's motion. Appaloosa Management LP, a New Jersey-based hedge fund that owns 9.3 percent...
  • General Motors, Delphi and the unions Last tango in Detroit?

    04/08/2006 6:06:25 AM PDT · by Iris7 · 78 replies · 1,770+ views
    The Economist ^ | Apr 6th 2006 | staff
    As fears grow that General Motors will go bust, management and unions are locked in a mournful embrace. “IN THIS case, it takes three to tango.” So said Rick Wagoner, the boss of General Motors (GM), this week—his re-working of an old cliché, capturing the contortions he is having to perform as he struggles to save the ailing giant of the car industry. Given its shrinking market share, GM would be hard enough to revive were it any firm in any industry. But GM is not any old firm, and designing more sellable cars is arguably the least of its...
  • Delphi Gets Court OK on Retirement Plan

    04/07/2006 3:17:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 460+ views
    AP ^ | 4/7/6 | PAULETTE CHU
    Auto parts maker Delphi Corp. is free to move ahead on its plan to offer thousands of hourly employees the chance to retire, a bankruptcy judge ruled Friday, marking a key milestone in the company's effort to tame staffing levels amid falling production. The ruling allows Delphi, one of the world's largest suppliers of auto parts, to pay as many as 13,000 hourly employees to retire. Based in Troy, Mich., Delphi filed for bankruptcy protection in October and is trying to shed what it says are increasingly unsustainable labor agreements that have left it overstaffed and saddled with costly benefit...
  • Delphi Plants Proposal Upsets Employees

    04/01/2006 3:56:19 PM PST · by Flavius · 35 replies · 1,277+ views
    ap ^ | 4.1.06 | James Hannah
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Delphi Corp. workers angered by the auto parts supplier's proposal Friday to close or sell many of its plants said the plan would ruin some employees' lives and hurt communities that rely on the facilities for jobs and tax revenues. ADVERTISEMENT "You're going to see the tumbleweeds," said Allen Huguely, who works at one of five Delphi plants in the Dayton area that employ 6,000. "This whole city is going to suffer." Delphi asked a federal bankruptcy court to void its labor contracts as part of a restructuring plan that includes selling or closing 21 of...
  • Delphi's Deep Cuts Heighten Detroit's Crisis

    04/01/2006 6:30:51 AM PST · by harpu · 8 replies · 998+ views
    Wall Street Journal (Page One/above the fold) ^ | Jeffrey McCracken & Terry Kosdrosky
    GM, Bondholders and Unions Attack Parts Maker's Plan To Shed Jobs, Contracts...UAW Threatens 'Long Strike' Delphi Corp. filed a radical reorganization plan that includes closing or selling most of its North American plants and slashing as many as 30,000 union and salaried jobs. The move sets in motion a power struggle as Delphi, its labor unions, and its largest customer, General Motors Corp., seek advantage in the auto-parts supplier's bankruptcy-court proceedings. Delphi also threw a big wrench into the restructuring plans of its largest customer, General Motors Corp., filing a motion to void more than $5 billion in contracts to...
  • Delphi to close 14 plants

    03/31/2006 6:44:15 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 41 replies · 1,226+ views
    Dayton Daily News ^ | 3/31/06 | Mikey_1962
    DETROIT | Bankrupt supplier Delphi Corp. has identified 14 U.S. factories it will shed as part of its reorganization in another sign of how bloody the restructuring of the nation's largest auto parts maker is turning out to be. The Troy, Mich.-based parts maker — now with 28 U.S. plants and 33,000 hourly workers — intends to close all but four of 18 factories represented by the United Auto Workers after it emerges from bankruptcy, according to a UAW letter distributed this week to workers in Oak Creek, Wis.. Contents of the letter were confirmed by other local union officials...
  • Delphi actions could bankrupt GM (Is a strike coming that could force GM into bankruptcy?)

    03/31/2006 12:50:44 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 29 replies · 963+ views
    CNN ^ | Friday, March 31, 2006 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Delphi announced plans Friday to throw out its union contracts and shed more than 28,000 workers as it shut down most of its U.S. operations -- moves that could spark strikes at the auto parts maker and a possible bankruptcy filing at its biggest customer, General Motors. Delphi (Research) filed motions with the federal judge overseeing its bankruptcy proceedings to shed contracts with the United Auto Workers union (UAW) and another union that it says it can no longer afford. It also announced plans to sell or close 21 of its 29 plants. But it said...