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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

On March 20, General Motors brought in an initial team to turn an empty 2.7 million-square-foot factory into a mask making facility. Work started Monday and, by April 8, some 20,000 masks will be produced at the formally shuttered Warren Transmission plant in Metro Detroit. Once all the kinks have been worked out, the automaker could be producing up to 50,000 masks a day, 1.5 million a month and selling those masks at cost.

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"1.5 million a month"

So in 15 years we all get one!

#1 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-01 10:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Glad to hear that GM is joining the pandemic.

#2 | Posted by horstngraben at 2020-04-02 12:30 AM | Reply

#1

What a miserable person. Instead of giving them props for their effort, you had to whine. Another instance of the despicables being despicable.

#3 | Posted by willowby at 2020-04-02 12:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I was told by some clueless c********** on this site that it would take months if not years to repurpose any manufacturing plant in America.

What do you think of American courage determination and intelligence now?

#4 | Posted by Tor at 2020-04-02 02:47 AM | Reply

TOR

I think that with money, manpower and intelligence America can do anything.

GM is a fine example of that . . . but it's only a start.

I'm sure the Trump administration will find some cruel way to punish them for their audacity.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-02 05:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So basically Trump had the power several months ago to do this, didn't do it, and doctors and nurses had to risk their lives due to lack of masks.
And why? Because he just doesn't care about them. He doesn't care about anyone whose name is not Trump. You put a sociopath in the WH, this is the expected results.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-02 06:53 AM | Reply

DANNI @ #6

Unfortunately, that just about sums it up. To do otherwise, he would have to admit that the threat existed after denying he knew anything about it. Trump's all about pointing fingers and saving face. More bluntly put, he's a coward.

Right now he's a coward who is in way over his head and floundering in self pity. He'll kill off as many people as necessary rather than admit he was wrong.

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-02 07:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"He'll kill off as many people as necessary rather than admit he was wrong."

So sad but so true.

#8 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-02 08:02 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"He'll kill off as many people as necessary rather than admit he was wrong"

#7 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-02 07:43 AM | Reply

Oh, yes.

At this very moment he's redefining 250,000 American deaths as proof of his genius.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-02 08:31 AM | Reply

Another instance of the despicables being despicable.

#3 | Posted by willowby

Spoken by the man who still admires Donald Trump, the greatest manslaughterer in the history of the United States.

#10 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-02 08:33 AM | Reply

Hoarding is what caused PPE shortages. The CDC should have told us to wear masks in public, just like the Asian countries people do.

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 09:02 AM | Reply

Hoarding is what caused PPE shortages.

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 20

In some Blue States, Trump refusing to send supplies is what's causing shortages.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-02 09:09 AM | Reply

Does the virus respect red state/blue state boundaries? Red states have blue cities and blue states have red areas. Should we just send everything to New York City? The rest of the country can choke on their pneumatic lungs.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 10:06 AM | Reply

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 10:06 AM | Reply | Flag:

Its obvious by now that Trump has written off the populations of States that won't contribute EC votes to him in November.

So, yes. Completely right:

"The rest of the country can choke on their pneumatic lungs"

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2020-04-02 10:12 AM | Reply

Where would we be if all the money that liberal billionaires spent on trying repeal the Second Amendment or defeat Gorebal Warming (Ban straws! Ban all the things!) had been spent on pandemic preparedness? De-globalize NOW!

#15 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 11:43 AM | Reply

I ask again; what is the likelihood that the coronavirus is associated with global climate change? It seems we have had numerous virus outbreaks over the past few years as global climate change has increased.

#16 | Posted by truthhurts at 2020-04-02 11:47 AM | Reply

"I ask again; what is the likelihood that the coronavirus is associated with global climate change? "

So you are asking us what one hoax has to do with another hoax?

Trumptilians are very strange creatures.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-02 11:51 AM | Reply

Hoarding is what caused PPE shortages.

#11 | Posted by visitor_

Hoarding is being caused by lack of federal oversight.

In a time of war the federal government would direct where the essential supplies of PPE would go.

Lack of LEADERSHIP is causing the shortages.

#18 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-02 11:54 AM | Reply

Another instance of the despicables being despicable.

#3 | Posted by willowby

You deplorables just love living in denial.

Your perpetual lack of self awareness is astounding.

#19 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-04-02 12:18 PM | Reply

Actually, hoarding is caused by hoarders.

#20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 02:21 PM | Reply

Actually, hoarding is caused by hoarders.

#20 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

Are you really dumb enough to think hoarding is causing the lack of ventilators, masks, and medical equipment?

This is Sniper level stupid.

#21 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-04-02 03:17 PM | Reply

I don't know about ventilators, they're pretty tightly controlled though it looked like NYC wanted all of them in the limited stockpile. As far as PPE yes, most definitely hoarding has created shortages. We're just in very early days of this and all the supplies are gone?

#22 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 03:55 PM | Reply

What is your point? That hoarding doesn't to shortages or that hoarding isn't occurring? You're a useless troll. Useless.

www.justice.gov

#23 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 04:02 PM | Reply

"Hoarding is what caused PPE shortages."

Thanks, Free Market!

"The CDC should have told us to wear masks in public"

But it's not Trump's fault that Trump's CDC didn't tell us that, right?

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-02 04:22 PM | Reply

Snoofy, you're more useless than Sycophant. Is it your contention that Trump influenced the CDCs mask recommendations?

#25 | Posted by visitor_ at 2020-04-02 04:41 PM | Reply

Is your contention that Trump didn't lead?

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-02 04:42 PM | Reply

Good on GM for stepping up. Some local businesses here in a Washington state doing the same.

The stupidity level of the usual (R)tards in this thread is stunning, but expected.
They are the result of radicalization by Fox News and AM hate radio.

#27 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2020-04-02 05:00 PM | Reply

FTA

"...GM seems to be taking the same tact many of us have during this crisis: it's better to just ignore the president and keep doing the right thing anyway."

Aha! The key to actually getting something accomplished.

#28 | Posted by grumpy_too at 2020-04-02 07:59 PM | Reply

"it's better to just ignore the president and keep doing the right thing anyway."

Sad that has to be pointed out.

In my entire life, I've never looked to elected leaders in this country for a moral compass or any kind of direction to take.

That statement deserves the world's largest "DUH!!"

But I know folks are going to pretend they just now realized that with Trump being an elected leader.

#29 | Posted by eberly at 2020-04-02 08:07 PM | Reply

Those 16 tons of PPE Trump sent to China in February - after experts warned about the potential for a pandemic hitting the U.S. - sure would have come in handy right about now.

#30 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-04-03 02:07 AM | Reply

AU

On the bright side, at least we know where to go to buy them back.

#31 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-04-03 05:47 AM | Reply

Trump panned GM for being too expensive on the Ventilators. It was also selling those at cost. The problem Trump doesn't understand basic economics - economies of scale.

There is a cost to setup and then there is overhead and then a cost to produce. If you can produce 100 with the other variables remaining the same they will cost more than if you can make 1000 in that same time - all other variables remaining the same they would cost you less. Not 1/10 overall because some costs are fixed but for instance your labor, benefits, machine time and facilities cost would be 1/10th (with certain assumptions made). The cost of your components may or may not be the same.

BTW - Even during WWII things were put out for bid. That's how the founder of my company really got going. He shifted from toy manufacturing to making cutting tools.

#32 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-04-03 03:26 PM | Reply

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