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Watching and waiting

Sometimes it seems that GM was used to set an example for the rest of the world. Hurry up and fix your problems or we will fix it for you. The worst recession definitely did not help and every day that passed GM was getting deeper and deeper into trouble. So after a thorough tongue [...]

Chapter 11 – it is for real

Today was a very sad day. A historic day but a sad one. General Motors officially applied for bankruptcy and has been taken off the Dow Jones for the first time in 83 years. GM just celebrated their 100th year last year. It is now Government Motors – but not for long. The only people [...]

Merry Christmas Detroit!

After a trying couple of months, everything finally fell into place. Even though Congress was hell bent on making sure the auto bailout did not go through, the Midwesterners persevered. Everyone was encouraged to email their senators and appeal to the President. There were emails going out directly to the President asking him to make [...]

A Powerful Duty

For the first time as a citizen of the United States I was called upon to do my civic duty – serve on a jury. Interesting to note that most people do not like to serve on a jury and will make up excuses. Having never served on one before, I was curious. The wait [...]

Do you know how to build a car?

Do you know how to build a car? I don’t think so. So why don’t you leave that to the experts in Detroit. They have been doing it for a 100 years. I never realized how passionate I would be about the auto industry until I saw the reaction of the rest of the country [...]