Peter Navarro Responds to 3M CEO Excuses – Stop Complaining and Do Your Damned Job…

Suffice to say 3M CEO Mike Roman will not be sending a Christmas card to the White House this year.  White House manufacturing advisor, and policy lead for the execution of the Defense Production Act, Peter Navarro, tells 3M to stop with the PC excuses and just do their damned job….  Perfect.

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128 Responses to Peter Navarro Responds to 3M CEO Excuses – Stop Complaining and Do Your Damned Job…

  1. Todd says:

    You would think these US companies in China would get the hint by now.

    GET OUT OF CHINA!

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  2. Right and VSGPDJT has no idea what he is doing, what is going on collectively around him and Fauci is making all the influential moves./sarc.

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  3. freepetta says:

    3M’S CEO should fire himself!

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    • bertdilbert says:

      3M is either a net importer or a net exporter. If a net importer then the US has no case. 3M is claiming they are a net importer. Taking control of US production does not control production they do in other countries.

      This may be a case where it may be cheaper to ship from the USA to a customer then ship directly from China to that customer depending where manufacturing is located. If that is the case then the US should have to pay the cost difference in shipping.

      At this point if 3M has indeed been a net importer then they have not done anything wrong. The US would basically be claiming rights to overseas production.

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      • Carrie says:

        I’m not sure about that. Their international headquarters are listed as Maplewood, MN. If that is the main nexus of their business, then US probably has legal jurisdiction over all of their business dealings. There are obviously tax incentives to manufacturing over seas because they can keep profits abroad, but the US can legally sue them. And I wonder if someone files for damages how that would affect them financially. That CEO is a full blown weasel.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          The act only has power over domestic production. If an international HQ is located in the US, it is irrelevant.

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          • Carrie says:

            Section 101 of the DPA authorizes the President to require acceptance and priority performance of contracts or orders and to allocate materials, services, and facilities to promote the national defense or to maximize domestic energy supplies.

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      • padremgf says:

        3M refused or renege on promises/contracts to America, selling them to foreign actors who brought in large amounts of cash…..see the interview of Tucker Carlson from yesterday…

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        • bertdilbert says:

          They are blowing smoke up your butt and you are buying it. Nobody is walking around with suitcases of cash. When they say cash, they mean paid at the time of order. That would be a wire transfer. In the case of overseas transaction and credit is given, it often requires a letter of credit so that payment is secured.

          A letter of credit, also known as a documentary credit or bankers commercial credit, or letter of undertaking, is a payment mechanism used in international trade to provide an economic guarantee from a creditworthy bank to an exporter of goods. Letters of credit are used extensively in the financing of international trade, where the reliability of contracting parties cannot be readily and easily determined. Its economic effect is to introduce a bank as an underwriter, where it assumes the counterparty risk of the buyer paying the seller for goods.

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          • bertdilbert says:

            3M stated that for some countries they are a sole source supplier of these masks. If they do not deliver, then those countries will find a new source. Those countries are going to get masks from somewhere which means 3m will lose their sole source advantage. 3M might lose those customers permanently.

            But 3M should drop everything because what may be unwarranted public bullying.

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            • Revelation says:

              3M might lose those customers permanently.

              Well Boohoo matey. People are losing their lives due to inadequate supply of PPE.

              Man up, STFU, and deliver.

              This thread has been infested by corporate shills.

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              • bertdilbert says:

                Hey matey, some of those masks could have been headed to Australia. Is a Yankee life worth more than an Australian?

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          • Isman says:

            A letter of credit (LC) is described another way as “docs against payment”. The buyer and seller are represented each by a bank. The buyer of the goods needs various documents allowing them to take possession. The buyer and seller provide the banks with the payment and documents to hold, and when the terms of the LC are satisfied, the banks exchange the documents and payment for their clients.

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      • WSB says:

        3M’s license is in Delaware.

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      • azgulch says:

        I’ve always liked 3M. although their stock peaked out 2 years ago. Their CEO is a globalist, and should be removed. What a shame for a really good company. Did not know that a lot of their industry was in China. I got out of the stock two years ago;

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        • bertdilbert says:

          3M has always been good products but sometimes a little pricy. They have a huge government market and probably a lot of that is required to be manufactured in the USA. So China production may not normally qualify for government sales.

          US prices probably do not work overseas.

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      • bruzedorange says:

        Appreciate you trying to throw some light on this, bertdilbert (and others). May I tap into your knowledge on this?

        Navarro is no fool. He knows the law, and the last thing he or Trump wants to do is set executive precedents that would be exploited by the next Progressive president. Agreed?

        So, how might 3M’s legal US status be affected if China has semi-nationalized 3M’s production in China? Or, if the CCP has simply forbidden 3M’s plants’ products to be shipped overseas (without Beijing’s’ permission)? How might that change what you are contending, or change about 3M’s legal status as a U.S. company?

        My intuition thinks (and thus, why I’m asking more knowledgeable brains) Navarro and Trump must be pressing this publicly in order to force some legal clarity (or gain legal leverage) on multinational corporations headquartered in the US.

        I’ve watched Navarro before in interviews be very careful and precise in his wording. To see him gunslinging like this tells me he thinks he’s holding the legal cards he wants to play. Again, just a hunch, but I wonder if several days ago Navarro whispered in Trump’s ear, “You know, there’s no reason WE can’t also not let a serious crisis go to waste.”

        So, y’all who know international business: Am I just blowin’ hope-smoke? Or can you find the thread of a plan to further weaken globalization in what Navarro has said to date on this issue with Minn, Man, & Mine?

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        • bertdilbert says:

          In short, I think the Trump administration is using the court of public opinion because they would lose in the court of legal opinion.

          I also believe that the term cash in the above video was used to intentionally mislead people into thinking there were nefarious players involved.

          China has total control of what happens in China. China cannot dictate what happens to production in the US. China may own a lot of pork in the USA but if Trump says no pork export, to bad.

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          • bruzedorange says:

            Thank you for responding, bertdilbert. I know I’m out of my field in this discussion, but I’ll press on, relying on the usual grace afforded each other within the Treehouse.

            As for “using the court of public opinion”… unless the need for product is now desperate to the point of stealing, I still don’t think Trump would establish a precedent for subsequent presidents to misuse. We know how easily a Dem/Socialist administration, with a cooperating press and Soros-funded assets, could create whatever crisis they needed to work their agenda.

            Could it be that what Trump’s doing is using the court of public opinion to try ALL the multinational corporations, by forcing 3M to admit that they do not control their overseas production?

            Most Americans have never watched 5 minutes of Fox Business Channel or CNBC, and what tiny percent have ever read an economic policy article? But here is an opportunity, when average citizens might suddenly realize they have skin in the globalist game, to pull back the multinational curtain before a “woke” national audience.

            Or maybe this intentional public flogging of 3M is intended as a warning to those corporations still on the border fence about moving production back to the USA.

            I agree with many of the substantive (and internally logical), philosophical-constitutional points you and Bolivar have made here (no “likes” for me, now), but I just don’t see Trump’s team playing the kind of “fascist bully” game that some are accusing them of. At this point with what’s known so far (as of Saturday 9:00 EDT), it seems more logical to me that Trump is working a less direct plan than simply bullying–especially in the face of established Constitutional protections.

            My only caveat would be: Unless the situation is truly desperate and tens of thousands of American lives are on the line forthwith. In which case, I still believe Trump would ask the DOJ to strike down his own administration’s actions to prevent it from becoming a precedent–but only after the necessary PPE had been delivered.

            But these are definitely discussions we need to be having, because our constitutional rights are always placed in jeopardy or compromised during times of national crisis. We lost a lot of freedom to the federal government during FDR’s regime, while fighting the Depression and the Axis powers.

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      • Johhny B Goode says:

        Net importer implies you have domestic manufacturing that is leaving the country and foriegn manufacturing that is entering the country.

        With more entering than leaving.

        Why is any leaving? All domestic manufacturing should remain.

        The CEO needs to unbutton his lip!

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        • bertdilbert says:

          Navarro says domestic 3M production will still be shipped to Canada and Mexico. Should Navarro be fired and Trump impeached?

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      • freepetta says:

        Thank you bert for clarifying. We do have ingenious Treepers!

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      • Sherman says:

        Faster yes cheaper no
        the difference to a company 3m’s size is minuscule

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    • In 2017 3M won the prestigious Catalyst Award for its commitment to diversity and inclusion; Mike is also a Catalyst Champion for Change, joining other CEO’s who have pledged to accelerate inclusion. So Mike is “woke” and virtue signals, except when asked to be a patriotic American. Shameful!

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    • Lenny says:

      for what following the letter of the law?

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  4. Got243kids says:

    Stick it to them!!!!!!

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  5. maggie0987 says:

    I wonder why Tucker played a clip from CNBC rather than the interview with Maria??

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    • GB Bari says:

      Much better audio quality plus video on the CNBC interview. Maria’s interview was audio only and the 3M CEO must have been using a garbage cell-phone from Outer Slobovia. The connection was choppy and the audio was terrible.

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    • rjones99 says:

      Maria was deferential and didnt cut through his word salad responses excepting at one point in the interview. Could be some hidden relationships she was being wary of, or she was showing some mercy for a guy in an obviously compromised position, or she honestly thinks he deserved an opportunity to make the best case he could. Don’t really know. But the CNBC interview followed by Navaro’s interpretation very effectively unmasked wht was really going on.

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  6. Mncpo(ret) says:

    Navarro has been one of the finest choices our President made. He’s alot like him. Straight talking, no bullshit.

    He did a fantastic job during Chicom trade negotiations and is still serving this country brilliantly during this.

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    • Carrie says:

      I agree! I admit to an intellectual crush (and he is handsome too).

      And how rare to have Tucker openly compliment ANY government official! Navarro is a gem.

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      • UC Irvine’s loss is America’s gain with Navarro.

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      • You again. Slumming?
        Navarro, 67, graduated from Tufts University in 1972, joining the Peace Corps in Thailand for three years before earning an MBA in 1979 and a PhD. in Economics in 1986 from Harvard. For more than 20 years, he has been Professor of Economics and Public Policy at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California-Irvine. As the only academic among Trump’s billionaire advisers, Navarro has no experience working in government prior to Trump’s cabinet.

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        • gda53 says:

          Globalist. But hey, at least you’re honest about it.

          Still, you misspoke when you called 3M a great American company. It WAS a great American company. Now, it’s what you are. As such, it feels no loyalty to any nation.

          That’s OK. After this is over, they can take their ball and go home to China.

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      • daveokc says:

        Jeb? Is that you??

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      • Dutchman says:

        This is a great story, because it illustrates clearly what a multinational company is and does.
        3M is NOT a “Great American Company”, it maybe was, at one time.

        It is a giant MultiNational company, it favors all the ‘woke’ globalist bullshirt and as Navarro states clearly, it views itself as ‘soveriegn’.

        No obligation to this country, or any country. Imagine if at the outset of WW2, Ford HAD stopped making automobiles, and changed its assembly lines to produce tanks and jeeps.

        To ship to Nazi Germany, and Japan.
        I THINK perhaps for many non-treepers this story will open their eyes, as to the nature of multi-national companies true natures, just as watching the virus task force briefings is causing many to
        SEE the true nature of the presstitutes.

        Overall, a good thing.

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  7. JohnCasper says:

    Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
    – Thomas Jefferson

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  8. nats1mom says:

    Love, love me some Peter Navarro! As mention earlier, he’s brilliant!

    Liked by 5 people

  9. trapper says:

    Tucker – “It’s always a tip off, I think, when you hear someone respond to a question nobody asked. … 3M was shipping masks to other countries rather than the United States. Will that end now?”

    The answer was NOT “yes.” Nowhere in the answer was anything even approaching “yes.” Instead, we got a lot of fast dancing about cracking down on distributors to hide the real answer.

    What Navarro DID say was “there will still be some exports FROM the United States factories to our friends in Mexico and Canada, but as for the rest of 3M’s production around the world, we’re gonna try to get our fair share, we WILL get our fair share of that …”

    In other words, the answer to Tucker’s question “Will that [exports] end now?” the answer is NO, it will NOT end.

    Doctors in Canada and Mexico are more important than you. And me. They get the masks.
    We get bandannas. America First is now World Doctors First. That is not in dispute. He just told us that. The question that raises is — why?

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    • Carrie says:

      Maybe because of the USMCA? I don’t know the finer details offhand, but Navarro sure would.

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    • At one point it was explained that orders would 3M would be fulfilled.

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    • daveokc says:

      The ones who HAVE done that claim 3M has set up a distribution scheme that prevents states like Florida from purchasing masks for their first responders.

      Are you calling Florida officials liars?

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    • trapper says:

      You don’t know what you’re talking about. The consumer outlets for the N95 masks, Amazon, home improvement stores, hardware stores, big box stores like Walmart, and pharmacies, either don’t have them available or inform you that they are only selling to healthcare workers. Meanwhile, they go to Canada and Mexico. Hope you have a scarf.

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  10. Kerry Gimbel says:

    Navarro is truly a wolverine.

    Liked by 6 people

    • WSB says:

      Were you around in WWII?

      Liked by 2 people

    • Diabolik says:

      I like the fact that I can see your name and then just scroll on past your stupid driveling posts without wasting my time reading them.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Dutchman says:

        “Here,…here,…here..”
        You critisise “here” so much, WHY are you still,….HERE?

        Why don’t you put a “bullet in your head” if you think its such a good idea?
        Or, just take the opportunity to leave?

        We welcome divergent views, so long as they are presented respectfully.

        Saying “not much apprecistion for that HERE” and especially “Not much appreciation for the Constitution, HERE.” is neither respectful, nor appreciated.

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      • A2 says:

        I agree with your point about ‘ businesses being free to run their business ’, however you fail to address the sticking point in this controversy.

        When GM established its factories in The PRC, that was/is producing the respirators, in February the CCP government placed GM under export restrictions. They may do so in the nature of their law on foreign owned business enterprises. That relocation was a choice GM made before the Covid19 hit. The risks were there. This of course does not apply to their factories or capacities in their US plants.

        He said he was trying to work with the US government with the middleman problem, there are reports today that some US middlemen ( not US government) were in Shanghai offering cash for the products and Several EU countries previously signed contracts were undercut by higher cash payments for the items. I’m glad he is helping with the problem.

        Having said that, the PRC is restricting how much and to whom the company may export to.

        This report goes into detail about the problems

        Buying Face Masks and Other PPE from China Just Got a LOT Tougher

        https://www.chinalawblog.com/2020/04/buying-face-masks-and-other-ppe-from-china-just-got-a-lot-tougher.html

        Complicated business.

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        • A2 says:

          The moral to this story if there is one, never relocate your business or productive capacity to a communist country.
          That is not the US that is the PRC.

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    • Jeff says:

      You speak as if President Trump and/or his administration ordered any “shutdown,” as you term it. He did no such thing. The Governors of each of the States have made those orders, as applied to their individual States. Not the Federal government. Hope that brings things into a sharper focus for you. Please direct your ire to the appropriate entities.

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    • You seem to have your expectations twisted. The point about this being a war and POTUS having invoked war powers is that the Government can indeed tell a CEO what to do. Navarro is not a bureaucrat. He is a professor, author, economist who works in POTUS cabinet. We are lucky to have him.
      bu·reau·crat an official in a government department, in particular one perceived as being concerned with procedural correctness at the expense of people’s needs.

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  11. JohnCasper says:

    Trump fires Michael Atkinson! (per Laurel Igraham)

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  12. Mike Lee DelMarcelle says:

    When I listened to Maria’s interview, the guy said they were working on getting the masks etc where they were needed? So now rather than fill (American) orders they appointed themselves as the head of logistics for the crisis management team. Navarro was right 3M thinks their a separate nation and operates how ever they want.

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  13. Reserved55 says:

    Reminds me of the young Ford Motors executive that got canned a few years ago.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Stringy theory says:

    Love the photos of the President’s friends! Greatest potus of all times.

    Liked by 5 people

  15. 13wasylyna says:

    Please somebody tell Trump to get rid of that prissy poser Jared Kushner. He is a ZERO. The Deplorables do not respect him nor would I let let him pressure wash my driveway. The less visible the better.

    Liked by 1 person

    • peace says:

      Jared is a wonderful asset – he did a great job at the presser yesterday

      Liked by 12 people

    • jimlawhead says:

      What? Did you not watch Kusher yesterday slap down all reporters questions about his role in addition to putting the governors on notice to get their act together.

      Liked by 5 people

    • SoCal Patriot says:

      Get a grip…Jared is an impressive young man who POTUS totally trusts. I will take his opinion over yours any day.

      Liked by 10 people

    • dorothea brooke says:

      Wrong.

      Liked by 4 people

    • MaineCoon says:

      I like Jared. Quiet, unassuming, behind-the-scenes guy who gets the job done without opening his mouth to pat himself on the back but points all credit to POTUS AND he’s loyal, doesn’t leak information. I highly respect Jared.

      He is a guy of high character. A man of deep faith. I like Jared.

      Liked by 4 people

    • GB Bari says:

      That drivel won’t sell here.

      Treepers are a lot better informed and know very well of Kushner’s talents and value to this Administration. Jared has been quite valuable to President Trump and his successful performance on critical missions has made it obvious why the President trusts Jared.

      Liked by 6 people

      • Dutchman says:

        So, we SEEM to be under a tag team attack, or perhaps the same rolcon, two monikers.
        The hackneted old attack on “Javanka” initially launched by the rino’s and nevertrumpers, ….like attacks on PDJT’s tweeting, its,an attempt to deprive him of one of his strongest tools.

        And, this hilarious attempt to attack one of the Wolverines, another of PDJT’s great assets.

        “The BEST way to deal with a Troll,…
        DON’T feed them.”

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    • Kaco says:

      Um, so we’re not the Deplorables? Because after all of Bannon’s crying and Breitbart articles against Jared and Ivanka, Jared has done a lot of good, including running his original campaign. And most of all, Pres Trump trusts him and his daughter. They might have some liberal ideas that he wants to consider as a point of view, but they will defer to him and one of the few that won’t stab him in the back.

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      • itsspiritual says:

        Any “liberal ideas” are bad ideas, and he does have Trumps trust. That’s bad no? Trump promised DACA was dead on day one throughout his campaign and it’s been reported Jared and Ivanka pressures him to flip. Not good.

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    • Jan Pauliny-Toth says:

      Coating your words in “wasylyna” does not make more palatable, but it clearly demonstrates their origin.
      Butthurt much?

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  16. ihaterats says:

    I lOVE Peter Navarro. Where has Wilbur been — havent seen him in forever.

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

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  17. bessie2003 says:

    The picture of “My little friends” always brings a smile. Was just visiting Sundance’s twitter feed, any chance that we will be seeing that wonderful grinning face of Richard Grennell added to the gallery?

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  18. Carly says:

    Navarro is a rock star in the administration. And that’s among a fleet of awesome men and women. I’m so impressed! Gosh, he nailed it all – disassembling, behaving like 3M is a sovereign nation. He nailed all the problems and bad mindsets here.

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  19. Val says:

    Oh my! I’ve lived long enough to read comments on The TreeHouse accusing President Trump of being a Communist. I think it’s time for me to retire…

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  20. daveokc says:

    Hahahah! First you said Trump’s administration was full of communists. Now you say they are full of NAZIS!!!!

    You sound like you are just one semester shy of a degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from Wellesley College.

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  21. trapper says:

    Navarro’s right about 3M and the globalist attitude. We are seeing a demonstration of what is wrong with the globalist companies that sold out American workers. You could spend a year and couldn’t make a better documentary on it than just playing the interviews from this week. Icarus syndrome.

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  22. This Bolivar guy needs to be curtailed on this thread. We got your point: during a national emergency, one of the few producers of these masks, in the world, that is headquartered in America, shouldn’t be forced to sell to America.

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    • trapper says:

      Oh I don’t know. I’m not much into curtailing speech. He has a definite point of view. I completely disagree with the parts I’ve bumped into.

      There is a tendency sometimes in multinational companies to come to view themselves as stateless, as global companies with global customers and supply chains and distribution channels, not bound by quaint national allegiances. Above it all. So when their country needs them, it does not compute, because they no longer see themselves as having a country. They are citizens of the world. Rummage around 3M’s web site. All the grand globalist lingo is there.

      I worked with guys with that attitude. You can’t trust them, because you can never identify where their loyalties lie, or if they have any at all beyond the company. I always thought they created miserable and insubstantial and joyless lives for themselves. Eventually they become empty suits. I pitied them. Church would have helped them.

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      • I’m not normally into it either. However, how many times does one need to say the same things? The discussion became the “I hate hate Navarro thread” by the poster. It made the comments section unreadable for me.

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      • bruzedorange says:

        Well stated, Trapper, on both needed points!

        If we hope to be part of the solution, we still need to understand the normal, human (and corporate) motivations behind what we are convinced to be misguided or dangerous pursuits.

        As for protecting speech, it seems the stress of this crisis is showing up in how reactively we are expressing ourselves in the Treehouse. My impression is that the percentage of thoughtfully considered, reflective, substantive posts is not nearly as high as even a month ago.

        Thank you for contributing your calm reasoning along with insights from your experiences.

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      • bruzedorange says:

        FOR TREEPERS NEEDING A BREAK FROM THE STRESS OF ANALYZING THE NEWS…
        Before corporations began to oursource globally, they began losing their souls, their human identities, in the 1950s.

        Since many of us have more free time that we’d like right now, may I recommend you rent/stream/buy the 1953 movie “Executive Suite.” Directed by Robert Wise–and with a truly “star-studded” cast!–it’s an entertaining but (historically now, especially) thought provoking film.

        For decades this movie has been dismissed as hopelessly naive, because the warning it sent was realized and widely embraced within only a few years after its release. But the recent rise of craftsmanship-oriented businesses, like craft breweries, dismisses that criticism (IMHO).

        And if you’re too young to recognize those cast names, that’s ten of the best actors of their era, many of whom had long, serious careers.

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  23. Patriot1783 says:

    Wow Bolivar is on a roll ….has an obvious need for attention. 🤔
    20 negative and/or insulting comments in just over an hour.
    Sundance thread about 3M & Navarro is definitely over target with the left.

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    • Lucille says:

      During the time I was composing a response to the poor widdle thing, he got removed. Oy, such feverish commentary. If he’d presented his points in a less Snob-Never-Trumper manner, he might actually have garnered a modicum of respect.

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  24. A2 says:

    I just responded to Bolivar. I see all the posts went poof. 🤣🤣

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    • Patriot1783 says:

      Hahaha..funny how that happens but just another Friday night on the tree!
      Back in the day WeeWeed or Tex would come up with the key to open the Tree Bar on Friday Nights…sometimes Menagerie would break out her stash of Jack 😄

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  25. montanamel says:

    You really should READ that law/bill from the Korean era….it is no “feely/touchy” thing to be “talked into the night” over drinks at the students’ union…. It is a GET THE JOB DONE tool box for any President/admin to use as needed…,, A small hammer, a small saw, some nails, a BIG HAMMER, a JACK HAMMER, some blasting powder and the power to use the armed forces if needed….
    Now…. How would you feel about a MEU kicking in some doors at one of 3M’s factories over in South East Asia….not China….or, in South America if there are any there doing PPE…? The Bill allows the appointment of an “oversee’er or Master” to sit in ANY offices of any such company to insure 100% compliance with US Govt orders… So, the MEU commander becomes the new Plant manager and Managing Director all in one…the one in the USA just became the entire BOD and operating officers …. ie: they can sign checks, fire people and hire people…. (AND, they can move all those overseas funds back into the USA banks as they see fit — to accomplish those Govt orders)… The bill says the US Govt will pay a fair price for what it forces to be built…but, they are the sole decider thereof: no where does it say that such payments must be 2.5 x COGS or any such “profit yielding” calculations… it just as easily be “COGS (includes labor) + 10 or 15%….big difference…
    Do your homework…..someone/some company was bound to be “first”…bad on them.

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  26. montanamel says:

    Oh shit, Trapper….I just noticed the clock….I just pee’ed all over the little critter Bolivar’s parade… Does that count as “water”….is he/she going to start “poping all those little ones” out bound?../s

    As for 3M….I think PDT should round up some of the “old” Goat Locker dwellers now retired and ask them to baby sit this bunch of wosses… In most cases a true ass-chewing for such can take on the form of poetry or even higher levels of eloquence… of course, hands on training and guidance may be required behind the locked office suite doors…. maybe a corpman or two should be included in the detail, eh? King Neptune’s court comes to mind for some silly reason…

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  27. Rynn69 says:

    I cannot believe the quality of CEOs today. For that matter, politicians.

    Roman is quite unimpressive. Looks like a scared little boy. Not to mention a POS globalist sellout that sold out his own country to a freak$ng DICTATORSHIP. Let that sink in.

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  28. Kaco says:

    I saw this earlier on the Roku.

    Really liked Tucker’s little slip in at the end after calling Peter Navarro, “the most plain-spoken person in Washington” and Navarro responds how he’ll wear that as a badge of honor.

    And Tucker sincerely says quietly, “You ought to. It’s a rare thing.”

    3M is full of excuse. We have a shortage and that should be the priority, sorry to get heavy handed but too bad.

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  29. Patrick Healy says:

    Never heard of 3m so looked them up.
    It appears they ‘own’ the world with manufacturing in every nook and cranny
    The most interesting thing I found on their web site is that they are working hard to become world leaders to “decarbonise industry”
    What on earth can that mean other than put themselves out of business by relying on unreliable energy from windmills and mirrors?
    Another outfit worshipping at the global warming cults altar.

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  30. Betty says:

    Someone who knows how should compare the list of owners and shareholders of those distribution companies with current and past 3M Executives.

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  31. rjones99 says:

    3m, a piece of shit company. Fire that bastard AND the entire board of directors. They’re all crap human being who don’t deserve to live in this country. The lot of them should just freaking leave and go do their good deeds over in Europe. Fvck off all of you.

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  32. Orygun says:

    Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing. 3M… they have taken our American companies and corrupted them from within.
    There needs to be a reckoning.

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  33. Robert Conquest’s Three Laws of Politics:
    1. Everyone is conservative about what he knows best.
    2. Any organization not explicitly right-wing sooner or later becomes left-wing.
    3. The simplest way to explain the behavior of any bureaucratic organization is to assume that it is controlled by a cabal of its enemies.

    See #2.

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  34. Carter Burger says:

    All I gotta say is 3M better not be getting any bailout money.

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  35. Gary Lacey says:

    3 M chased the cheap labor to China, Now the consequences of their actions is going to rain on them.

    Remember this, the Chinese laborer works for the communist gov’t, not for 3M.
    Had not 3M been called out….it would be business as usual.

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