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flashrob 221 posts  |  Last Activity: 20 hours ago Member since: Apr 2, 1999
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  • you can GOOGLE this: /news/28464442

    a. so what GOOD IS MAKING LOTS OF SALES AND EARNINGS... ONLY TO HAVE TO GIVE THEM BACK???

    b. Tesla DOES IT A DIFFERENT WAY...

    MAKE THE CAR AS GOOD AS IT CAN BE... and make it so it isn't LIKELY TO HAVE TO BE RECALLED... SO "THAT THE PROFITS YOU MAKE"..."STICK!!!" this is the TESLA WAY...

    c. So... TESLA EARNINGS... they'll be some... INSTEAD OF LIKE GM... showing EARNINGS...AND THEN "HAVING TO ...."GIVE THEM BACK"...

    TOO MANY dumb GUZZLER MFRS "just keeps trying to CHEAP-OUT on the CUSTOMER...

    I don't think the Germans, Japanese, Koreans do this ALMOST AUTOMATICALLY...

    there problem IS THEY CAN'T SEEM TO COME UP WITH "ANY CREDIBLE VEHICLES TO COMPETE WITH TESLA... but THEY HAVE THEIR "RECALL ISSUES TOO" ...EVEN BMW recently... and the Japanese HAVE HAD SOME "BIG NUMBERS ....TOO"

    a. so YOU GET THE BIG EARNINGS NUMBER... and then the BIG RECALL NUMBER... that is OBVIOUSLY GOING TO "HAVE TO BE SUBTRACTED FROM THOSE INITIAL EARNINGS...ETC.

    b. good thing TESLA "don't operate like that...

  • AND FORD IS "DROPPING BACK TO" ... PROFIT TAKING I IMAGINE... so I don't they will be "where the action is" in future weeks...

    but TESLA... well good odds EARNING GONNA BE FINE...

    so back UP we'll be going...

  • a. golf carts have been in use for decades...

    b. more older people CAN'T "WALK 18 HOLES ANYMORE" ...they can still play and swing a club ...but they are not in shape to "walk those 18 holes draggin' their clubs, etc.

    c. SO..."more golfers" are USING "ELEC CARTS" (not NOISY, SMELLY two-cycle engine ICE CARTS... does anyone "even make such a thing...or try to promote it... or RISK OBVIOUSLY LOSER INVESTMENT in such a concept???

    d. SO... I THOUGHT THE "ELEC CART" WAS THE "NO BRAINER THAT IT TURNED OUT TO BE"... (I used to play a lot of golf ...and IF THERE WAS A CART AVAILABLE... I USED IT, etc.

    e. Now "golf carts are JUST THAT... GOLF CARTS... but does ANYONE REALLY THINK ...MOST OF US...are "gonna go back to EXHAUSTING ourselves WALKING THE GOLF COURSE... when we CAN JUST only expending our energy ...driving the links... IN A "QUIET, NOT-SMELLY" GOLF CART...

    SO A SIMILAR THING IS ALREADY HAPPENING WITH TESLA... THEY ARE GONNA REPLACE "GUZZLER ...WORLDWIDE"...especially in "cities and urban" areas AROUND THE GLOBE...(breathing CLEAN AIR IN CITIES... IS BECOMING "MORE AND MORE" DESIRED...(lots of people PREFER CITY LIFE...but having to live LIKE IN MANHATTAN...where even IF YOU DON'T SMOKE... it's like YOUR LUNGS getting the IMPACT AND RESPIRATORY AILMENTS... THAT ARE THE "EQUIVALENT OF SMOKING TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES A DAY... MOSTLY DUE TO "INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE "ICE" VEHICLES ... MASSIVELY POLLUTING THE "AIR YOU BREATHE, ETC."

    so INVEVITABLY ...CITY GOVS AND HEALTH AGENCIES "ARE GOING TO HEAVILY FAVOR" GETTING RID OF "MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF "RESPIRATORY HEALTH ENDANGERING" POLLUTING "ICE" VEHICLES...

    ...AND "LEGISLATING CHANGES" TO "PURE EV NON POLLUTING" VEHICLES CROWDING THEIR CITY/URBAN STREETS AND ROADS...

    THIS IS "ALL JUST COMMON SENSE"... so TESLA is "leading the charge" AND THAT'S HOW IT'S GONNA BE AS WE MOVE FORWARD INTO THE FUTURE...

    NO MATTER "WHO'S BIG VESTED INTEREST GUZZLER AND BIG OIL/GASOLINE INVESTMENTS "TAKE A BIG FINANCIAL HIT..."

  • Reply to

    My all time favorite Shorty argument

    by unleaded_fuel_only Jul 24, 2014 9:29 AM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 24, 2014 9:39 AM Flag

    THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ... "don't USE THEIR CARS" to DRIVE "ANYWHERE NEAR 250 MILES PER DAY"

    I don't NOT BUY A CAR ...because I CAN'T DRIVE IT ACROSS THE OCEAN TO GO TO PARIS...

    BUT "I HAVE AND USE A CAR" for MOST OF MY TRANSPORTATION NEEDS...

    it's LIKE THAT... so I'LL BE GETTIN' THE "X AWD"... I still keep my "used guzzler" for VERY RARE USE... (like when my Tesla IS IN THE GARAGE CHARGING...)

    but I'LL ONLY PROBABLY BE "FILLING MY GUZZLER UP WITH AN "EXPENSIVE TANK OF GASOLINE" ...like "once every couple of months" INSTEAD OF "EVERY OTHER DAY, etc....

    wake UP SHORTS... and "smell the END OF THE PRIMACY OF "BIG GUZZLER AND BIG OIL"... it's on the "calendar"...

  • including the "2014 Chevrolet Impala"

    "guzzler NEVER SEEMS TO LEARN"... they had recalls WELL BEFORE THIS... meaning ..."they are STILL PRODUCING MASSIVE NUMBERS OF HAZARDOUS VEHICLES...

    pretty soon THE GOV GONNA SEND "ELON" IN... TO SHOW THEM HOW TO BUILD "A SAFE CAR..."

  • flashrob flashrob Jul 23, 2014 8:27 AM Flag

    Yeah MAYBE IF BMW "should shut their WHOLE PLANT DOWN" until THEY FIND OUT "HOW AND WHY" THEY LET "OVER A MILLION" CARS SLIP THRU...

    WITH "LIFE RISKING AIRBAG ISSUES" ...THAT THEY NOW HAVE TO RECALL...

    TRY "SLOWING IT DOWN BMW" UNTIL "YOU GET IT RIGHT...THE FIRST TIME...

  • flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 5:22 PM Flag

    a contradiction here:

    a. fuel cell vehicles in Japan will carry a hefty premium... so savings are negligible ...if its toward the mass mkt crowd...

    b. like why buy a 30-35k fuel cell... might as well JUST BUY A COROLA OR ALTIMA...etc.

    ............
    THE PEOPLE "WHO ARE IN THE TESLA MKT NICHE" ...want to PLUG IT IN IN THE "GARAGE AT NIGHT"...

    NOT BE DRIVING AROUND "HOPING THE FUEL CELL PLACE" ...that they didn't WANT TO STOP IN ON THE WAY HOME ...BECAUSE IT WAS CROWDED... AND THEY WERE ALREADY "FRUSTRATED IN THE RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC"

    ............
    NOW THE NEXT MORNING...THEY ARE "BLEARY EYED... AND ...HOPING THEY MAKE IT TO THE "FUEL CELL PLACE" ...AND THEN THEY GET THERE and "it's ABOUT AN HOUR LINE" ...

    .......
    GOT ALL THIS "FUEL CELL FAN DUMDUMS"...

    .......
    TESLA guy gets up AND HE IS "READY TO GO 300 PLUS MILES" ...NO "CHARGE STATION WAITS" IN RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC...going to or from work....

    PEOPLE "WHO CAN AFFORD A TESLA ...DON'T REALLY CARE THAT MUCH ABOUT SOME ONE TIME GOV REBATE"

    IT'S "GOT TO BE CONVENIENT ...TOO" ...........GET THAT WORD "SHORTS"

    IT'S A "NEW WORD IN THE TESLA LEXICON OF TESLA ATTRIBUTES".... "CONVENIENT".....CONVENIENT...
    convenient.... C-O-N-V-E-N-I-E-N-T

    ARE YOU "DUMB SHORTS" AND GUZZLER MFRS GETTING THIS THRU YOUR "THICK SKULLS

    ................THE CAR "HAS TO BE CONVENIENT"...

  • flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    TESLA DRIVERS...

    don't belong to that SIT IN LINE AT "FUEL CELL CHARGING STATIONS" ...DURING RUSH-HOUR

    going to or from work...

    TESLA GUYS ARE "ON TIME TO WORK" (after all for many that JOB AND BIG PAYCK is paying for comfort, performance, AND CONVENIENCE...OF OWNING A TESLA....

  • Reply to

    30,000 sales in 2013 =========== didn't happen

    by kbodie77777 May 22, 2014 1:59 PM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 4:19 PM Flag

    probably about 90% of the people who own a Tesla probably won't be doing battery swaps or using Supercharger...

    a. because these people are "plugging in their Tesla" every night when they get home to charge it for the next days commute... all well below the "300 plus mile range of the Tesla"

    b. so 5 days a week most do this... and a weekend spin in the country... that probably won't be "over 300 either"

    c. so maybe one/twice a year...they take Tesla out on longer vacation type trip... and you just do some easy planning and supercharging...

    ............going on vacation NYC to LA...
    I'll FLY CHEAP RT AIRFARE... and "rent a Tesla" from one of those UBER type things...

    afterall...a week to drive to LA from NYC and a week back... YOU WOULD NEED "TO USE UP TWO EXTRA WEEKS OF VACATION TO DO THAT ...PLUS MAYBE 14 DAYS OF MOTELS AT OVER A "HUNDRED A POP"

    .........
    IF YOUR RETIRED "YOU GOT ALL THE TIME TO MOVE ON SUPERCHARGER ROUTES, ETC.

    ...........
    AND WHILE YOUR TESLA is charging... like when I get the AWD SUV ONE...

    WELL I'LL STILL HAVE "MY OLD GUZZLER" OUT IN THE DRIVEWAY if I need to make quick cheap run to "convenience store...

    probably only have to buy "some gasoline for it" about once every few months, etc. NOW...THAT CAR DOESN'T SEE GAS SAVING LIKE THAT... TAKES ABOUT $60 NOW...EVERY TIME I FILL UP IF NEAR EMPTY...

  • flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 4:01 PM Flag

    here's your answer... TESLA could come up with that by just using "insider shares" as collateral for a loan...

    there are many different ways "cross financing" with another big company (something like a stock swap)

    he could do this with "billions" if he needed to...

    when I go to the bank "and want a loan" ...and they say:

    gee...but you don't have a job... you don't have earned income "so than I just show them an out of state bank or somewhere WITH 100 TIMES THE MONEY that I want to borrow...

    a. then I get the loan... and the banker is scratchin' his head because "his dumb rules and thinking" makes him think "everybody must have TO WORK LIKE HIM...

    b. why would I NEED TO BORROW MONEY when I HAVE WAY MORE "ALREADY"...

    c. because DUM-DUM... it may require too much paperwork or it's in an IRA or a foreign country... GOT THAT...lots of reasons "rich people" borrow money...

    simplest of which... LIKE 29% ANNUAL CREDIT CARD INTEREST MEANS "NOTHING TO ME" ...SINCE ON A GOOD DAYTRADING WEEK I MAKE 29% ON THE BORROWED MONEY...got that...

    I make money with "my money" AND BORROW MORE and make money with "their money" AND GIVE THEM their "low interest rate cut"...

    they could be like me... not work... and make lots... BUT THEY DON'T GET "HOW YOU MANIMPULATE" MONEY... so I guess "they should keep their job...and their dumb thinking "like Tesla shorts" on this board...

    but the way "I'm a huge frequent SHORTER myself ...BUT NOT ON STOCKS LIKE TESLA...

    I short the other "garbage conventional number cruncher stocks" like the ones going down BECAUSE THEIR REVS KEEP DROPPING IN THE GLOBAL RECESSION...easy to see they are steadily LOSING MKT SHARE...because of consumer decline (they can keep earnings up for a few quarters because of COST CUTTING LAYOFFS...but you can only "stretch that technique out so long" before it's over...

    and then your "inflated stock price tumbles" THAT'S WHAT YOU SHORT... and you do it with OPTIONS for leverage... pretty easy all this...

  • Reply to

    this will go down next week....

    by lvprao49 Jul 18, 2014 12:25 PM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 12:46 PM Flag

    so I wouldn't be worried about the "back-burner side issue of TESLA earnings at this point in the game"

    I'd be worried if I was a conservative investor in "big guzzler"

    a. huge RECALLS...LAWSUITS...fast becoming obsolete "chain supply" of ICE auto parts...huge pension liabilities....

    b. LIKELY POTENTIAL OF "RISING GASOLINE PRICES" because of the "mid-east" and all those DIFFERENCT FACTIONS fighting each other...plus "maybe the back-and-forth control or military targeting/destruction of MID-EAST OILFIELDS... and maybe you think WE GOT OIL ... - remember the global pricing of OIL is based on TOTAL SUPPLY AVAILABILITY... if there is a "big decline in MID-EAST OIL being "consistently available, etc." THE PRICE OF GLOBAL OIL will "ramp up" BIG TIME... AND THAT MEANS "GASOLINE PRICES" GO UP "BIG TIME TOO"...doesn't GUZZLER NEED "GASOLINE"...NOT LOOKIN' GOOD FOR GUZZLER....

    BUT "LOOKIN' BETTER AND BETTER FOR TESLA"...

    so earnings at this time IS A "small POTATOES issue" ...compared to the "guzzler competition's ISSUES...

  • Reply to

    this will go down next week....

    by lvprao49 Jul 18, 2014 12:25 PM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 12:37 PM Flag

    earnings with TESLA "at this state of their ramping up worldwide takeover of the auto industry"

    are a "secondary BACK-BURNER ISSUE..."

    BIG MONEY "ALREADY PLACED THEIR BET ON TESLA"...AND ELON...and his other companies Solar City, and SpaceX ...they'll RAMP WAY UP TOO... but TESLA is Elon's CENTER-STAGE offering for now...

    so EARNINGS "just aren't a big-deal AT THIS STAGE OF THE GAME...

    like when Henry Ford UNSEATED THE "HORSEY SET" ...IT TOOK A WHILE (YEARS) before HE COULD SHOW "REAL PROFITS" vs. his "intial capital investment"

    TO HAVE "FORD'S MASS PRODUCTION INNOVATIVE PUSH... BEGGAR THE "ENTIRE VESTED INTEREST "HORSEY BOYS"...

    where are they now??? seen any "stagecoaches" lately (maybe at Universal Studios in Cali)...

    or "milkwagons" or blacksmiths, or stables... THEIR STILL ARE A FEW "BUT THEY AIN'T HEAVILY INVESTED IN... especially by the "VESTED INTEREST HORSEY SET"...who LOST THEIR SHIRTS AND PANTS, TOO....

  • Reply to

    Please stop posting UN RELATED topics

    by omen727 Jul 18, 2014 12:01 PM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 12:26 PM Flag

    it IS RELATED...

    a. because spaceX has to do with Elon not depending on Tesla for money... try that

    b. IS THE "PRICE OF OIL" unrelated to TESLA ....ALSO??? (like the price of gas)

    c. are "economic and pollution" issues in China unrelated...

    d. are "bubbapubs" (and how they do in TEXAS elections) unrelated??? those are the "car dealer buddies, etc."

    so MY POINT is - though it may SEEM unrelated to you... IS THAT IS "RELEVANT AND RELATED TO TESLA"...YOU HAVE TO SEE THE "BIGGER PICTURE...

  • Reply to

    another boost for ELON companies... spaceX

    by flashrob Jul 18, 2014 11:56 AM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 12:00 PM Flag

    like Russia supplying U.S. "space engines" ...THAT WILL HIT THE DUMPER with this Malaysian shoot-down...

    So, MORE SWING TO "SPACE X"....is a "no brainer"

  • a. we all know Solar City is looking good...

    b. we all know Tesla is DOING FABULOUS...

    c. and HERE'S WHAT I SEE COMING...

    1. when the IPO comes out on spaceX ....it's gonna go thru the roof...

    2. spaceX is already being used to successfully supply the Intl Space Station (took over from NASA)

    3. AND NOW "IT'S LOOKS LIKE RUSSIA gonna be takin' SOME "HUGE HEAT for the Malaysian Airliner issue...

    SO "POLITICALLY and economically PUTTIN' PUTIN FEET IN FIRE... well THAT MEANS "VAST POLICTICAL SUPPORT FOR "SPACE X"...

    so IT'S COMIN' (and of course the 3 companies will have quite a bit of CROSSOVER, etc.)

    so here come "that FUTURE...

  • it's THE NUMBER ONE "NEWS ARTICLE ON THE TESLA BOARD"...

    "DON'T MISS IT..." (be good education for "those who keep coming up SHORT, too...")

  • Reply to

    Oil burning has started:

    by spre1975 Jul 18, 2014 9:13 AM
    flashrob flashrob Jul 18, 2014 9:29 AM Flag

    oil refineries ARE NATURALLY "PRIME TARGETS" of "opposing military forces"

    meaning WITH THE WHOLE MIDEAST ...uncertainty ALL THESE "SEPARATE CONFLICTS"

    a. Russia vs. Ukraine (EU)
    b. Syria's Assad vs. fundamentalists
    c. Iraq (Sunni ISSA vs Shia (former U.S. backed)
    d. some stuff going on in Libya
    e. Israel vs. Palestinians in Gaza
    f. Iraq vs. Iran

    not to forget VENEZUELA... "big chunk of OIL there..." "middle class Teaparty like Repub biz types VS. poorer and lower-classes (legacy of former Chavez NATIONALIZATION of "western oil operations and profits from Venezuela)

    NO ..."IT DON'T LOOK GOOD FOR "BIG OIL"

    yeah we got some BUT GLOBAL SUPPLIES ARE SHAKY ...because WHO GOING TO BE CONTROLLING THEM NEXT WEEK/MONTH/YEAR...

    Russia has a lot of OIL ...but with the "Malaysian Plane thing...not lookin' TOO GOOD FOR THEM...well that has big impacts on their oil exports...

    Iraq/Iran/Israel... AND IF THEY STARTING "LOBBING MISSILES AT EACH OTHERS "OILFIELDS" AND ELEC UTILITIES... (typical type MILITARY tactic...

    well IT ALL AIN'T LOOKIN' "TOO PROMISING FOR THE "AVAILABILITY AND STABILITY OF THE PRICE OF OIL...

    .....MEANING "GASOLINE PRICES" likely TO RAMP UP "BIG TIME"....WORLDWIDE....

    plus here is U.S. POLS ARE BROKE IN MOST STATE GOVS...AND FED GOV TOO...SO "WANT PUT HEFTY TAX INCREASE ON GASOLINE...ONCE THAT STARTS...THE "MILK THAT COW FOR DECADES....''

    ANYWAY...ABOUT LIKE THAT "IS MY TAKE"....

  • here's the SIMPLE REALITY...

    TESLA'S "ACTUALLY HAS SUPERCHARGER STATIONS" ALL OVER THE WORLD and particularly in the U.S. at this time "

    a. Tesla has "over one hundred charging stations already built...

    b. imagine if "one franchize biz" ...say a McDonalds was competing with a BurgerKing...

    c. Now imagine that McDonalds ALREADY HAD A NETWORK "IN PLACE" of existing FULLY FUNCTIONING restaurant locations across the country ...

    d. and that BurgerKing HAD A HANDFUL ...

    e. NOW IMAGINE THE COST AND "TIME-LAG" OF in this case BurgerKing TRYING TO COMPETE with McD's on "NATIONAL SALES"...GET IT...

    f. any POTENTIAL COMPETITOR for "supercharging" is SO FAR BEHIND TESLA...and TESLA is "not slowing down" THEY ARE BECOMING THE "MCDONALDS" OF SUPERCHARGING...

    it's EASY TO SAY ...well someone WILL DO OR COME UP WITH SOMETHING ELSE... the COMPETITION TO TESLA has "YET" to even "agreed to standards" and types of charging...

    plus the HUGE EXPENSE AND COMPLEXITY...leasing/buying land...elec utilities...gov/state regulation...etc.

    SO IT'S A "NO-BRAINER"... by the time ANY COMPETITION COMES UP WITH SOMETHING... it will be LIKE SOME "NEW FAST-FOOD BRAND ...trying to go "HEAD TO HEAD with already ESTABLISHED AND ALL OVER THE PLACE MCDONALD'S FRANCHISES...

    SEE THE "COMMON SENSE" OF MY ARGUMENT ...IT'S "TOO LATE FOR THE COMPETITION..."THEY ALREADY "LOST" TO TESLA....

  • flashrob flashrob Jul 17, 2014 2:56 PM Flag

    get that "dumb earnings" #$%$ OUT OF YOUR NUMBER CRUNCHING HEAD... YOU DUMB SHORTS...

    if it was EVER ABOUT "IMMEDIATE EARNINGS" IN THIS "TESLA SWEEP OF THE WORLD"...TESLA WOULDN'T HAVE EVER "WENT OVER 200"

    investors are in this NOT FOR IMMEDIATE EARNINGS... BUT FOR "STEADY STATE TAKING OVER THE WORLD BY PURE ELEC QUALITY, LUXURY...PERFORMANCE ELECTRIC VEHICLE...

    GOT THAT SHORTS... "it's NOT ABOUT EARNINGS" AT THIS TIME (IT IS FOR A GM, FORD, OTHER WELL ESTABLISHED GUZZLER..."BUT NOT FOR TESLA" in these EARLY STAGES...

    IT'S "THAT SIMPLE WITH TESLA STOCK"....

    APPLY THAT "EARNINGS NUMBER-CRUNCHING YARDSTICK TO A GM, FORD, TOYOTA...the rest of the "guzzler crowd, etc."

    it's RELATIVELY MEANINGLESS with respect to TESLA at this stage of the game...

    the game wherein YOU HAVE A RINGSIDE SEAT TO SEE "TESLA" UNDERMINE ALMOST "ALL GAS GUZZLER MANUFACTURING...WORLDWIDE....

  • worried about the "price of TESLA stock" are you Alpha writer???

    what YOU SHOULD BE ASKING... "IS IT PANIC-TIME FOR "BIG GUZZLER"...

    like GM with their "tens of millions" of RECALLS... plus HUGE LAWSUITS...

    ...and dumb conservative "misled by feelgood conventional analyst NUMBER CRUNCHERS" ...that keeps gm (other guzzler) stock "afloat" somewhat...IN THE FACE OF DEVASTATING "BOTTOM LINE REALITY"...

    how long before "THESE MISLED INVESTORS" ARE GONNA LOSE FAITH IN GM, and the rest of the "guzzler crowd"...

    and NOT RECOGNIZE THE "HUGE GROWTH POTENTIAL PARADIGM SHIFT" OF TESLA... which is based on "THE WAVE into THE PURE EV FUTURE" INTO
    "HIGH QUALITY LUXURY, PERFORMANCE...AND "SAVING BIG-TIME ON EVEN HIGHER GASOLINE PRICES IN THE FUTURE... (which BIG MONEY WALL ST FUNDS...ALREADY KNOW and that's why they OWN 2/3 OF TESLA STOCK...AND WILL KEEP THE PRICE UP...think they are gonna let a "collection of "spin-doobie-dumb" shorts...determine THE VALUE OF TESLA...

    WAKE UP TO REALITY "DUMB-NUMBER CRUNCHERS..."

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