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@thomasg_grizzle Compass, LP's and MSO's are in highly volatile, heavily scrutanized markets that can basically collapse if Doug Ford or Donald Trump farts in the wrong direction.
@clementine_ford Well, the MSO declared its musicians “non-essential workers”, which probably takes the prize. The management is essential.
@julierobinson_ @themanorhousebb @Minette_Batters @HertsFarmer @ProagriLtd @ChrisHewis @CharlesAnyan @IanDawson19 @ianholmes20 @janecraigie @NaomiLWood @Simonbatcheler @Ed_Farmer_Ford @Farmer_Tom_UK @farmerThomo @TheHillsCountry @tractorman07 I thought the same #MSO not #SSO but then again who does know. Afternoon everyone
@DannPetty 1. Porsche GT2 RS Weissach Package 2. Ferrari 812 Superfast 3. Ford Explorer 4. Tesla Roadster 5. Audi RS6 Avant Performance 6. Audi RS5-R from ABT 7. McLaren 720s MSO 8. Ford F-150 Raptor 9. Land Rover Defender 10. JCB 3CX (cause none of the other replies had a 🚜)
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@OTCSCAM @jimmoran69 Odd you can come to the conclusion that $IAN is underperforming when the MPX deal closed only 2 weeks ago. $IAN may not be the biggest MSO, but they will be a horse in the race and one I want some money on. Ford will be prudent with capital allocation.
@clementine_ford I watched it. I got a bit emotional. Beautiful music played with such passion to an empty Hamer Hall. I have a new respect for MSO.
Yes, as noted by other answers, military members may simultaneously serve as “public officials” either elected or appointed…if they are in the Reserve Component and abide by the rules about political work while using the military affiliation for gain. With the rarest exceptions, Regular Component servicemembers (officer or enlisted) cannot so serve. A Regular Component SM can be “seconded” or “detailed” (take your pick of the terminology) to another Federal Agency for specific tasks, such as working for the Selective Service Administratio, etc., but that is not the same thing as the original question. (Just adding color to the answer). There are specific rules that govern something called the “Key Employer” program. It is governed by US law, and implemented across all the DoD components through DoD Directive 1200.7, Screening the Ready Reserve. See: ,http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/120007p.pdf This Directive tasks all reserve commanders with continuously screening their personnel for a variety of information, mostly concerned with “how do we contact you, do you have a family, how do we contact them, are you still mentally/morally/physically fit for duty if we recall you to active service, and are you working for a private/civilian employer, or governmental agency, that has designed you as a “key employer.” E3.3.1. Each Ready Reservist who is not a member of the Selected Reserve is obligated to notify the Secretary concerned of any change of address, marital status, number of dependents, or civilian employment and any other change that would prevent a member from meeting mobilization standards prescribed by the Military Service concerned (10 U.S.C. 10205, reference (b)). Here is a backgrounder: ,LAW REVIEW 181 A Key Position/Employee is: a Federal position that shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without SERIOUSLY impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function effectively. See these paragraphs of ENCLOSURE 2, DoDD 1200.7, November 18, 1999: E2.1.3. Key Employee. Any Federal employee occupying a key position. E2.1.4. Key Position. A Federal position that shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization without SERIOUSLY impairing the capability of the parent Federal Agency or office to function effectively. The four categories of Federal key positions are set out below. The first three categories are, by definition, key positions. However, the third category, Article III Judges, provides for exceptions on a case-by-case basis. The fourth category requires a case-by-case determination and designation as described below. E126.96.36.199. The Vice President of the United States or any official specified in the order of presidential succession as in 3 U.S.C. 19 (reference (h)). E188.8.131.52. The members of the Congress and the Heads of the Federal Agencies appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate. For this Directive, the term "the Heads of the Federal Agencies" does not-include any person appointed by the President with the consent of the Senate to a Federal Agency as a member of a multi-member board or commission. Such positions may be designated as key positions only IAW subparagraph E184.108.40.206., below. E220.127.116.11. Article III Judges. However, each Article III Judge, who is a member of the Ready Reserve and desires to remain in the Ready Reserve, must have his or her position reviewed by the Chief Judge of the affected Judge's Circuit. If the Chief Judge determines that mobilization of the Article III Judge concerned will not seriously impair the capability of the Judge's court to function effectively, the Chief Judge will provide a certification to that effect to the Secretary of the Military Department concerned. Concurrently, the affected Judge will provide a statement to the Secretary concerned requesting continued service in the Ready Reserve and acknowledging that he or she may be involuntarily called to AD under the laws of the United States and the Directives and Regulations of the Department of Defense and pledging not to seek to be excused from such orders based upon his or her judicial duties. E18.104.22.168. Other Federal positions determined by the Federal Agency Heads, or their designees, to be key positions IAW the guidelines in enclosure 3. The Reserve Component has layers of readiness: The Ready Reserve — those reservists who are most ready to deploy. (This category has a wide variety of flavors…some of these reservists are indeed ready to deploy at a moment’s notice, others cannot deploy if they wanted to, and some cannot even be found if needed…) Selected Reserve — organized, trained, ready to deploy at short notice. Either organized units, or individuals assigned to fill augmentation billets on various active duty organizations or other areas of Government. The majority of these are in reserve units within either the reserves or the National Guard. This category includes the various Full Time Support servicemembers, variously known as “Active Guard and Reserve,” “Active Reserve,” “Full Time Support,” and “Reserve Program Administrators.” FTS SelRes servicemembers are reservists who are chosen to serve on active duty for periods of time up to and including a full active duty pension for 20+ years of active duty…but they remain SELRES reservists for the duration of their FTS service, and their duties are largely confined to the requirements of ,10 USC 12310: Organize, Train, Equip the Reserves,. Individual Ready Reserve — individual reservists who are not assigned to any unit. They are required to maintain the minimum screening requirements listed in DoD Directive 1200.7 and Service-specific screenings, their uniforms, and remain subject to recall to active duty until they have completed either their 8-year initial contract Military Service Obligation, or their enlistment contract (if they reenlisted beyond their 8 year MSO as a reservist). Officers are not immediately discharged at the 8-year MSO; they must take affirmative action to request resignation of their commission, or they remain in the reserve component until a future screening action fails in their case and they become subject to administrative actions that may result in discharge at that time (usually by year 10, i.e., 2 years beyond their MSO, they have been identified by their Service as “nonparticipants” and the screening actions begin to remove them and their commissions). Standby Reserve — reservists who for whatever reason either cannot remain, or ask to be removed, from the Ready Reserve but wish to remain “in the reserves,” i.e., they can still be recalled for active duty, but only in severe manpower shortages or if they have a very special skill that is required. Active Status List — members of the Key Employee list, and others deemed worthy of remaining in the Active Status due to their skills, knowledge, experience, etc. Those on the ASL can still participate in reserve activities, but they cannot join reserve units, cannot earn pay, but can earn retirement points, can request retirement, earn credit toward pay status and seniority in grade, and can still compete for and be promoted. If they are recalled to active duty in an national emergency, they will be restored to a status that allows them to earn pay, of course. Inactive Status List — those reservists who for whatever reason, have some type of special skill that the Services have determined should remain available in the event of a national emergency. They remain in the reserves, but at the lowest possible level of readiness, and can only be accessed in a true national emergency when all other options have been used up. Those on the ISL cannot be promoted, cannot be paid, cannot participate in any reserve activities, do not earn credit toward retirement or pay status, but do remain on a contract or commission, and do continue to accrue seniority in grade. If they already had more than 20 years toward retirement, an ISL could request retirement, but if they have less than 20 years they will not be earning any new credit toward retirement. A person can be moved, either by request (if within policy and law), or at the Govt’s discretion, to and from these various categories within the Reserve Component. So a Key Employee who is compelled to remain in the ASL may quit that job, or retire, and then be free to request to transfer back to the Selected Reserve and rejoin a reserve unit, etc. Or vice-versa. EDIT NOTE,: Retirees of any sort, whether of the Regular Component, the Reserve Component, or the Fleet Reserve/Fleet Marine Corps Reserve, on any List (Retired List of the Regular or Reserve Component, Permanent or Temporary Disability Retired List, Honorary Retired List), are exempt from the specific screenings of DoD Directive 1200.7, and subject to some specific restrictions, are free to assume “public office” at any level of the federal/state/local subdivision. ,If, they were recalled to active service, they would probably fall into the requirements given above, or specific exemptions would have to be given to them under whatever jurisdictions laws pertain… BOTTOM LINE,: By definition, the President, Vice President, and all Federal officials who are in the line of Presidential succession, i.e., Cabinet officials/Heads of Federal Agencies, members of Congress, Article III Federal judges, and any other Federal position that is approved as a “Key Position” under E22.214.171.124, are considered “Key Positions/Key Employees.” As defined in E126.96.36.199, Article III Judges may be permitted to remain in the Ready Reserve if they get the Chief Judge of their Circuit to approve their waiver to their Key Employee designation. Per E3.2.3. All (private) employers who determine that a Ready Reservist is a key employee, IAW the guidelines in this Directive, should promptly report that determination, using the letter format in section E3.4., below, to the applicable Reserve personnel center, requesting the employee be removed from the Ready Reserve. If a servicemember is in the Ready Reserve, and they are in the Federal service, and they meet any of the above conditions, they cannot remain in the Ready Reserve without specific authorization of the Secretary of Defense (and/or other Agency Heads as necessary). They must either be transferred to a job that is NOT designated as Key Position, or They must be transferred to the Standby Reserve (usually the ASL). If they are retirement-eligible, they may also request retirement in lieu of transfer to the Standby Reserve. If they have completed their MSO, and any other time-in-grade or other Service-specific contractual requirements, an officer may request resignation in lieu of transfer to the Standby Reserve. An enlisted member who does not choose retirement, will be transferred to the Standby Reserve until such time as they have served the remainder of their contractually obligated service time, at which time they will be offered the opportunity to either reenlist in the ASL, or be discharged (or retire if eligible). Any private employer, or State (or any political subdivision thereof) employer, may use the provisions of paragraph E3.2.3. to “determine that a Ready Reservist is a key employee, IAW the guidelines in this Directive, should promptly report that determination, using the letter format in section E3.4., below, to the applicable Reserve personnel center, requesting the employee be removed from the Ready Reserve.” If the private employer or State’s request is approved, the provisions of Key Employer/Key Position as described above will be applied, and they either must be moved to a non-Key Position if they wish to remain in the Ready Reserve, or they must be processed for transfer to the Standby Reserve/retirement/discharge/resignation. Senator Lindsey Graham was an Air Force Reserve Colonel, in the JAG Corps. He visited Afghanistan twice, on official military orders, wearing his Air Force uniform, while I was there. He was, officially, only a colonel lawyer on a 2 week period of duty. But, of course, he was actually treated like the serious VIP he was, and the red carpet was rolled out, briefings provided, etc. Because, he was still a Senator…I do not know if he had obtained a SecDef waiver and remained in the Ready Reserve, or if he was in the ASL of the Standby Reserve. It wouldn’t have mattered, really, because either way he was eligible to have orders to active duty to perform a service (but in the ASL, he wouldn’t get paid…just points toward retirement credit). There are also likely to be many State/lower Govt personnel who might qualify as “key employees,” but their State hasn’t submitted the required request, and nobody will care until the employee is mobilized unexpectedly, and then someone will try to get them declared as a Key Employee and kill their Mob orders…this is why they are supposed to screened annually, to prevent this problem. But, very few requests for Key Positions are approved by SecDef, because the bar is deliberately set high: the function the person serves in the private employer, or civil government, MUST BE MORE IMPORTANT TO THE NATIONAL SECURITY/WAR EFFORT if they are NOT mobilized, than what they would contribute if they are mobilized. The deck is stacked in favor of the reservist being mobilized, because after all that’s why they are still in the reserves, right? And what their contract says. And for the vast majority of reservists, their contract with the reserves trumps their civilian employment obligations…unless they are declared a Key Employee under the approval of the SecDef. Examples of more possible Key Employees other than those statutorily listed above: President/CEO of a major defense contractor delivering sensitive components (aviation, major end items, nuclear technology, etc.). Police/Fire Commissioner of a major city, like NYPD or NYFD, with 30,000 officers in a city of 10 million. Certain scientists or managers involved with naval engineering and ship-building, especially involving nuclear submarines or aircraft carriers. The CEO of Ford Motors, or GMC, with hundreds of thousands of employees (and many military contracts, too). Governors of a State/Territory. (And perhaps, if a good case can be made, their Deputy Governors and/or full-time Cabinet officers or Legislators/Supreme Court justices.) A Peace Corps employee. Scientists or other technical professionals working with time-sensitive or irreplaceable materials or projects (NASA, space, genetics, diseases, nanotech, materials engineering, etc.). The Head of Neurosurgery of a major hospital, where he alone is capable of performing specific surgeries that save lives and advance science. Those who will not qualify as Key Employees: Rank and file employees of any business or Govt entity. Nearly any managers, at any level, of a business or Govt entity unless they can overcome the burden that their duties at their job are more valuable to National Security AT THAT JOB THAN IN THE MILITARY. Part-time employees, even State Legislators who only attend periodic legislative sessions. State judges (except possibly at the Supreme Court level of each state). Elected officers like County Sheriffs, Assessors, clerks of the court, etc., unless they can get the SecDef to buy it. (Maybe the Sheriff of Los Angeles County might qualify; he runs thousands of employees over a huge county with millions of residents AND a huge jail system, too.) A final thought: The President isn’t specifically covered by the Key Employee rules. He’s already the Commander in Chief, but NOT a military member. Civilian oversight and control over the military is a FOUNDATIONAL concept of our Republic, since the days of George Washington. Could the President also be a serving servicemember? Or even a retired servicemember (since a retired servicemember is still in the military, and can be recalled to active duty or otherwise serve in a military capacity)? The example of President Eisenhower is instructive: He was a O-11/General of the Army, one of only 10 five-star officers in WWII. He retired from active duty after WWII. However, the law authorizing the 5-stars also stated that they would continue to draw their full pay and allowances for the rest of their life…meaning that in theory they couldn’t retire. Sure, they could (and did) have an official retirement ceremony, get an award, and go home to putter around, all while continuing to draw full pay just as if they were at the office every day. One of the questions surrounding his candidacy for President was whether he was ,actually, retired, or if he would actually be a “still-serving” five-star general officer of the US Army ,and, simultaneously be a civilian Commander in Chief. This was a hard question to answer…so he resolved it by resigning his commission entirely. He left the Army. Completely. With no military status or obligation. And then he was elected President (twice). One of the first things that his successor, JFK, did was to get Congress to reinstate former General of the Army Eisenhower to his status as a five-star officer, and backdate his seniority to cover his period as President. And resume his full pay and allowances for life. The only thing he didn’t do was get him back pay for the period while President (no double dipping so couldn’t do that). Of course, the Nation has had former generals as President before: Washington, Jackson, Grant, perhaps one or two more. But none of them within the last 100 years (other than Eisenhower). And none of them were technically “retired” as we understand the term today, where they still carried lawful authority if recalled to active service. They had each served, and quietly “retired” on to other things, and still carried the honorific title but the issue of civilian control was not a huge thing then.
Yes! But the first thing you should do is dig out your Title and compare the VIN, that 17 digit number that is stamped on several places on your vehicle. The easiest place to see is at the base of the driver’s side windshield on a small plate under the windshield glass. Also, compare the numbers Very Carefully and also compare them with the Registration. IF there is a mis-match, grab the original papers from when you purchased your vehicle and see exactly which VIN you legally purchased. This should be the VIN printed on your Title and Registration. If there is a discrepancy, make copies of those documents and take them to the dealership driving the same vehicle you purchased. When you arrive, do NOT hand them the Original Documents…Yet! I suspect one of several things happened. -They may have submitted the wrong MSO (The manufacturers version of the original Title issued with a new vehicle) to the DMV. -The DMV might have made an error processing your Title and/or Registration. -The dealership may have delivered the wrong vehicle to you. -There are other variations but you should get the picture, so far. Your Sales Order is the primary legal document used to determine the exact vehicle that you purchased! PERIOD! There’s a “But”, though. If they delivered the wrong vehicle to you and they want to “Swap” vehicles with you, the vehicle they are attempting to swap with you (Legally, the vehicle you actually purchased!) should be Brand New with less than 300 miles on the odometer. Anything less than this should be setting off alarms in your brain! Perhaps another customer received YOUR vehicle? Consult with your attorney before doing anything else! I smell a Rat! Note of Interest: Our dealership delivered a brand new vehicle to a customer once. During an audit of our inventory by our bank, they couldn’t find one new vehicle that was supposed to be on our lot, but they found another new vehicle that wasn’t on their inventory. Turns out that these vehicles were virtually Twins! Same model, exterior color, interior upholstery, everything was an exact duplicate! When we ran the VIN’s through our computer, the vehicle we had belonged to a customer, even though the one we had wasn’t ever prepped for delivery. It didn’t take a lot of brain matter to figure out that we delivered the wrong vehicle to the customer. The General Manager and his assistant (The Dealership Owner’s Son!) brought me in to discuss their brilliant idea…The wanted to swap the vehicles while the vehicle the customer had was in our shop! I would be implicated into their scheme because I had to initiate the ruse! I said “NO! Absolutely not!” Their little scheme involved putting the same number of miles on the vehicle we had to match the vehicle he had so he wouldn’t notice. If they did attempt to do this I informed them that I would be advising the Dealership Owner of their devious intentions in-person and in his living room on my way home that evening. (Our Owner was an Honest Gentleman! A rare find these days!) Little did these two grown men realize is that the customer had his “Check Engine Light” come on twice during the few weeks he had it. The last discussion that I had with him included the words “Lemon Law” coming from his lips! I already knew that he would be acceptable to swapping “his” car for a brand new one. I made the phone call to advise him of the mistake and the upcoming swap. He was elated! I walked into the GM’s office and said “Get Mr. Smith’s new car ready to deliver at 10:00 tomorrow morning. I’ll escort him into your office so you can handle the details.” I turned and walked out while his jaw was hitting the floor! What a Great feeling!
On a car dealership lot, does the dealership have to pay for each car when it’s delivered or when they sell it? I personally know about GM and Chrysler franchised dealerships and assume Ford works the same way. Dealerships place orders for vehicles from the factory. As soon as the vehicle leaves the factory assembly line it is charged to the dealer’s floorplan account and the interest on the loan starts that day. Generally, the Manufacturer’s Finance arm (the bank) gives the dealer 90 days free float on the loan and will start charging interest after the 90 days. Unless the dealer has done something to make the bank question their business practices or their finances, the manufacturer will send the MSO (Manufacturer Statement of Origin) to the dealer. When the dealership sells the vehicle, it must pay the vehicle off to the bank within 1 business day; in some cases it must be the same day. I hope this answered your question.
I think a major part of this issue is the official status of the salvaged vehicle. A salvaged vehicle has a “branded title” in most states. That means it is no longer the vehicle it originally was when the Manufacturers Statement of Origin (MSO)was used to create the original title. At that point in time, the state recognized the vehicle as Ford. When the vehicle was salvaged, it was branded as such because extensive repairs made a major portion of the vehicle not as it was originally. To make an extreme example, I might cut the destroyed back end off a Ford truck and weld a Chevy bed on to it. What is this vehicle now? For warranty purposes, if I bought a new transmission from Ford, it may not work correctly with the Chevy drive shaft. Even with Ford welded to Ford, the back end could be a different model, or model year. So, you can buy salvaged title vehicles cheap! The price you pay is that in the eyes of the state and the manufacturer, it is no longer what it originally was. Thus, no warranty on parts, as they are only warrantied for use on Ford vehicles.