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  • flashrob flashrob Dec 30, 2014 8:55 AM Flag

    because "Ford and GM" and the rest of the "worldwide big-guzzler mfrs" ...HAVE A "BIG VESTED INTEREST" in rapidly becoming "obsolete technology"...

    they want to keep "sellin' you" the same old "stuff...because TO CHANGE...means "lower future" profits... and MAYBE ..."their SURVIVAL ITSELF!"

    too bad for them "if THEY FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE AND THINKIN' OF THE "HORSEY SET" ...who got CRUSHED BY "HENRY FORD" and the "Model T"...

    PEOPLE "WHO SWIM AGAINST AN INCREASINGLY POWERFUL CURRENT" ...either "go WITH THE FLOW..." ...OR "DROWN..."

    look at "history" ...see anyone using "manual typewriters," land-line phones, etc???

    "eat your loss" or die guzzler..." ...that's HOW "IT IS...

  • just google this:

    2014/12/23/news/companies/tesla-car-norway

  • Reply to

    Tesla Projected $10 Billion Debt by 2019

    by robskydives Dec 30, 2014 6:02 AM
    flashrob flashrob Dec 31, 2014 9:24 AM Flag

    remember all the "LAME-BRAINED IT AND BIZ PROS" ...when MSFT WINDOWS 3.1... was first "gaining popularity...

    a. Msft WINDOWS will "NEVER REPLACE MSDOS...

    b. RAM memory is limited to like 1 megabyte

    c. a HUGE HARDRIVE only has like 30 megabytes

    d. THIS GUY "GATES" is dumb ...and the WINDOWS 3.1 GUI (graphical user interface) IS CLUNKY AND SLOW... compared to MSDOS...

    ...........
    remember back then ...WELL "AS IT TURNED OUT" THE "MAJORITY who were short-sighted" .........AND THEY WERE THE "SO-CALLED EXPERTS both in THE INFO/TECH INDUSTRY as well as in biz...

    well THE "F'N DOPES" were ALL WRONG... and "BILL GATES" was "RIGHT"

    AND knocked the "livin #$%$" out of ALL THOSE "MSDOS FANBOYS"...

    ............AND THAT WAS THE "MOST OF THE "FOUNDATION" FOR THE "WHOLE INTERNET" AND COMPUTING that "you ARE DOING TODAY..."

    ..........
    anybody still CREATE ....PROGRAM... OR SELL "MSDOS SOFTWARE" ...seen any offers or advertisements FOR THAT "OBSOLETE STUFF"

    was USEFUL in it's "day and time" and THEN ...IT WAS "ECLIPSED" MY "MSFT AND GATES"

    ..........
    SAME THING GONNA HAPPEN IN "AUTOMOBILE MFR INDUSTRIES"

    ...
    ONLY "THE NAMES HAVE CHANGED...

    NOW IT'S "TESLA" not "Msft Windows".........and ELON MUSK ...and not "Bill Gates"...

    ..............
    sell HOW "HISTORY WORKS???"

  • try putting this in "as a url" (not in google search)

    http://dimestop.com/howAUDIhelpingTESLA

  • I get tired of these "vested interest" articles like the "dumb speculation" MAYBE article by "MarketWatch" to the effect that "cheaper gasoline" may result in a "sales slump" for TESLA...

    I'M GONNA "TAKE THEM APART" for a couple reasons...

    a. this is only a "temporary drop" in the PRICE OF GASOLINE... and I'll show you WHY...

    b. reason two: not only "bloggers" (people you might expect this from)...but also MAJOR FINANCIAL NEWS SERVICES... ARE AVOIDING "DETAILED COMMON SENSE" ...often "giving you some VAGUE SPECULATIVE SOUNDBITE...
    ...and then a "whole bunch of MAYBE, MIGHT-BE, COULD-BE, IF-SO...analysis speculation...

    c. even I can see thru this "vested interest HOPE" by guzzler mostly... that they impact some investors negatively with respect to Tesla...

    I'm basically going to give you ...NOT A SIMPLE VAGUE "MAYBE SOUNDBITE" ...but I'll give you the "logical ABC's of this whole "oil thing" ...WHICH WILL HAVE "VIRTUALLY NO IMPACT ON TESLA SALES"...

    NO MATTER "WHAT THE PRICE OF OIL FALLS TO" and for how long...

    .......
    so when I read the MarketWatch article... I SAID...where's this... where's that...

    for example:

    a. do they mention that "oil" is priced in dollars... which means CHEAP GAS is "only likely" IN THE UNITED STATES... what about Europe/China... the rest of the world...DID A BIG OUTFIT Like "MarketWatch" NOT THINK OF THIS???

    b. do they estimate... the liklihood that "when DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION" goes down... because of the "price of oil" bankrupting a lot of the fracking industry...MEANING "when those people CUT PRODUCTION" ...supply of oil "drops" AND BACK UP THE PRICE OF OIL GOES... and the price of gasoline...

    ...THOSE ARE JUST "TWO QUICKIE" REASONS... I HAVE "LOTS OF OTHERS" ...but the MAIN POINT I'm making "right now" is

    when I read "what is supposed to be a CREDIBLE SPECULATION AND/OR ARGUMENT about an ISSUE...

    I EXPECT "THAT A SUPPOSED non-vested interest media outlet... IS AT LEAST ...gonna develop SOME MAJOR LOGICAL POINTS ABOUT...

  • a. yeah, TESLA has a significant pullback over the last week or so...BUT SO DID "MOST OF THE OTHER "HIGH FLYERS..."

    b. so "bespoke" and WSJ... come out with "negative article" ...when most can see "this was JUST overall MKT PULLBACK...

    c. so guess what DOW recovers today 170 POINTS BACK UP ...OFF IT'S LOW...

    d. also MONEY STARTS pouring BACK INTO THE HIGH-flyers... like NFLX, GOOG, AMZN, BABA, FB, ORCL (now seems to be in this pack, too...been watchin' it for months...)

    e. SO ...IT LOOKS LIKE "WERE KICKIN' OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL"...and headin' for a period of BACK UP...

    f. oh...AND JUST WHEN...the "shorts" think THEY GOT IT MADE... "BIG MONEY...SCREWS THEM AGAIN"...I'M SURE PLENTY LOADED UP SHORT... with THE wsj and bespoke article...

    g. SO THIS LOOKS "JUST LIKE THE END OF THE "MINI-BEAR CYCLE" on the "high-flyers" (mostly because enough "shorts" are ALL ABOARD...AND NOW "WE THE TRAIN REVERSES"...

    AND WE'LL HAVE "DAYS OF MOVIN' "BACK UP THE MOUNTAIN" ...with the "shorts" gettin' the USUAL PERIODIC "SHELLACKIN'"...

    so that's about my take... BACK UP WE GO ON "TESLA" AND THE OTHER "HIGH-FLYERS" ...and more "with the usual WHINING from the "AMATEUR shorts"...WHO ARE ALWAYS BEHIND THE "CURVE OF THE "PRO" SHORTS...who are reversing the momentum "in the coming days, etc."

    ..........see this cycle PRETTY CLEARLY "ON THE YEAR-LONG CHARTS..."

    so... well I got better stuff to do... than concern myself with "watchin' THE PERIODIC "harvesting" of the SHORTS...

  • TESLA STOCK FOR 2014 ..."SWATS THE NAYSAYERS...

    JUST "GOOGLE THE FOLLOWING"

    TSLA Stock Swats the Naysayers Once More

    flashrob

  • flashrob flashrob Dec 29, 2014 7:37 AM Flag

    oh, HERE'S A REFERENCE to the article about "LOUISVILLE"... and remember ALL CITIES are basically like this ...except that one in Germany where "they makin' everybody RIDE BICYCLES, etc" ...that you can research for yourself... if I come across it... I'll post about it, etc.

    anyway here's the LOUISVILLE reference...

    just "google" this and it should be the "top link" on the list page...

    How the Fastest-Warming City in the Country Is Cooling Off

    flashrob (yes, I put my name here, too...WHY...because of "it's easier to search a different way...IF YOU'RE SCREEN-NAME is contained within the "actual post part of the frame, etc.") had to put that in ...because some dumb short... would probably comment on "hiz names ALREADY with the post" ...why is he so dumb to "also" put it again within the frame... SEE, THERE "IS A GOOD REASON..."

  • flashrob flashrob Dec 29, 2014 4:06 PM Flag

    OH...MAYBE YOU'RE THINKIN' EXXON gonna buy "frackin' stuff" for "ten cents on a dollar"

    MAYBE SO... SO MAYBE WE'LL STILL HAVE "PLENTY OF CHEAP OIL"

    A. BUT YOU WON'T SEE IT AT THE "GAS PUMP" MUCH LONGER...

    B. because the STATE GOVS ARE "SO F'N BROKE" THEY GONNA BE "PUTTIN' HUGE GASOLINE TAXES" ON AT THE PUMP PRICE...THE PRICE "YOU PAY FOR GASOLINE'

    C. CHECK OUT EUROPE... WHY DO YOU THINK "GASOLINE" IS
    (EIGHT DOLLARS A U.S. GALLON ACROSS MOST OF EUROPE...

    I'LL TELL YOU WHY: BECAUSE "BROKE EUROPEAN GOVS "GET A HUGE CHUNK OF THEIR "TAX REVS" FROM "HIGH PRICED GASOLINE"

    got that... SO "STATE GOVS" IS GETTIN' SO BROKE (AND THEY DON'T WANT TO RAISE PROPERTY TAXES...AND THEY ALREADY RAISED "CIGARETTE TAXES" HUGELY...lots of people gave up smoking ...so that source of TAX REVENUE...is drying up fast...

    so NEXT ON THE AGENDA... "HIGH GASOLINE TAXES AT THE PUMP"...

    MEANING "DON'T THINK GUZZLER GOT A REPRIEVE...THEY DIDN'T

    YOU'LL "GASOLINE TAXES" ... BIG GASOLINE TAXES ON THE "POL DRAWING BOARDS"...

    they just gave "you a little FEELGOOD "CHRISTMAS BREAK"

    BUT NOW... WATCH OUT... YOU'LL SEE...

    THEY'LL PROBABLY KEEP RAISIN' THE GAS PRICE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE "DROP IN THE PRICE OF OIL"...probably GIVE YOU .20 OR .30 CENT BREAK ...so YOU THINK YOU DOIN' BETTER...

    THEY GOT TO GET "THEIR PORK BARREL MONEY SOME PLACE"...

    AND THE "GAS PUMP" is a BIGGER GODSEND TO THEM... THEN IT IS YOU...

  • flashrob flashrob Dec 29, 2014 7:29 AM Flag

    part 3 of 3

    YOU COULD BE A "WEALTH PERSON" LIVIN' IN YOUR "MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR PENTHOUSE" ...BUT IF IT'S IN A MAJOR CITY LIKE NYC...then you're gettin' UNECESSARY "LUNG DAMAGE..."
    ...SIMPLE AS THAT... you're just "screwin yourself" by livin' in the city...EVEN JUST WORKIN' THERE isn't too good... (think "pack of cigarettes" a day...if you just work there...

    OH...AND "YOUR MEDICAL BILLS"... well as you AGE you're gonna be spending "mucho" for "lung stuff"...just COMMON SENSE...

    so "worried about" Obamacare... THAT'S CHUMP-CHANGE BY COMPARISON...TO "CONTINUING TO BREATH THE POLLUTED AIR IN CITIES"...that don't "have to be"...

    so I'd get "on the phone" to MY CITY POLS... and tell them YOU WANT GASOLINE AND DIESEL VEHICLES "and their pollution" GRADUALLY PHASED OUT AND "REPLACED BY PURE EVs"...

    should be a "heavy vehicle pollution tax" on gasoline/diesel vehicles... TOO...

  • like you really believe "Tesla sales going down in China???"

    guess "big money" wanted to do a bit of a pullback... so all "you dumbie shorts" ...all aboard...

    AND BACK UP WE GO...

    good buyin' OP ...still...

  • a. it's a TWO SEATER
    b. it's like 140,000
    c. TESLA D is "cheaper AND FASTER
    d. TESLA gets over 250 range on a charge AND THAT'S PURE EV
    e. I8 gets 20 in pure EV mode...so to get performance your DEPENDING on "gasoline" for most of the performance...

    so this is the TESLA GREEN COMPETITION!!! this is the "best GUZZLER CAN TOUT???"

    .........
    we covered this I8 thing MONTHS AGO...and "here's GUZZLER" draggin' out THIS "DEAD HORSE" ...

    who are they TRYING TO CONVINCE...

    a. Car and Driver, Road and Track...FOR SURE... AIN'T THAT DUMB...

    b. and NEITHER ARE "PRO BIG MONEY ANALYSTS"

    c. this is like PREACHING TO THE "SHORT CHOIR!"

    ..........
    do you really think SOMEONE IS GONNA ...RUN OUT AN BUY AN I8 as a commuter type car...
    (babysitters would love people who buy this car...NO ROOM FOR THE KIDS, etc.

    commuter...WELL, HE GONNA STILL BE SPENDIN' A TON ON GASOLINE...plus a few ten thousand more for this...

    oh, and with THE EURO FALLING...well "gasoline may be cheaper here" but it won't be in Europe...

    ..........
    anybody with 1/2 a brain... can see thru this "PATHETIC TRYING TO SPIN" something...anything...against Tesla...

    and "Europeans are about to take the EU apart if Draghi/ECB...don't "start PRINTING AND DILUTING THE EURO...which is gonna make "gasoline" even more expensive there...

    I could go "on and on"... BUT I DON'T HAVE TO SO MUCH ANYMORE..."dumb guzzler" keeps COMING UP WITH "the most TRANSPARENT BS SPIN" ...their logic and contempt for the AVERAGE CAR BUYER ...is "apparent" to the "average car buyer"...

    they really must think your STUPID IN "INVESTORLAND, TOO" ...runnin' an article ABOUT "SOME REAL NEW GREEN COMPETITION FOR TESLA"

    these "GUZZLER PR PEOPLE" must think we ARE AS STUPID AS THEY ARE...

  • Reply to

    Japan ==== time to start thinking

    by kbodie77777 Dec 12, 2014 12:45 PM
    flashrob flashrob Dec 12, 2014 12:59 PM Flag

    I guess Elon JUST WANTS SOMEONE IN CHINA...

    with a BIT MORE CONNECTIONS IN GOV...etc.

    would a "sold" loads of cars their anyway...

    but WHY NOT SELL EVEN MORE...

    lots... of "well-heeled" China buyers... in an economy "that we would consider INFLATIONARY" like GDP
    ...has been 7%... and THE BIG HYPE IS CHINA...economy might be in trouble AND DROP BACK TO A "WHOLE 6% GDP" ...

    well Draghi IS ABOUT TO CAVE ON "PRINTIN' EUROS"...much to the chagrin of GERMAN BONDHOLDERS...who will lose BIG...

    BUT WITH "THE REST OF EU...MFR...including German MFRS...who ACTUALLY MAKE SOMETHING...and do "not just sit on German Sovereign Bonds"...

    well AS THE "THE MAJORITY OF THE EU COUNTRIES"...ramp up...THEY WILL BE "INCREASING BIZ DEALS WITH CHINA... AS "WE IN THE U.S. WILL ALSO...

    SO THE "FUTURE ...as "much of the West improves" (nice jumpstart from "cheap oil" for Christmas-consumer shopping, etc.) ....SO CHINA will "bypass this little HIC-CUP"...and

    LOADS OF "EVEN MORE WELL-HEELED CHINESE" will be flooding the TESLA MKT NICHE...

    ABOUT LIKE THAT ...ALL THIS IS GONNA GO....

  • in several parts, due to length... (be in replys, can't do nothin' about the order...reverse would probably confuse too much, etc....

    PART 1 OF SOME...

    WHY THE “MOVE BY AUDI” to make a “genuine TESLA S like PURE EV competitor... is going to “REALLY BENEFIT TESLA!”

    a. up until now... “major big guzzler mfrs” have ONLY been offering “token-type wannabe electric vehicles - that are supposed to be... and “hyped as” ecologically friendly.” Most of these vehicle offerings by “big guzzler” are “hybrids”...meaning, they have some kind of “little ICE type gasoline polluting assist engine, on board, to charge the batteries of their “elec motor, etc.” The problem with this concept, is that:

    1. the “pure elec effective range” of these vehicles is not very useful.... Most of them “only get about 80 or so miles of “useful range” - before having to abandon their “pure elec mode,” - and “once again... basically become a mini “gas-guzzler.” (so they are not really a “good bet” for the average commuter...)

    2. So, why was TESLA able to come up “with such a fantastic” TRULY GREAT PURE EV with “viable commuter range”... and “guzzler” wasn’t/couldn’t/didn’t. You would think - with the vast resources available to guzzler - by comparison to “little startup Tesla” - that guzzler would have “just trounced UPSTART TESLA” right “out of the competitive starting gate!!!” Basically, the “power, size, and resources readily available to BIG GUZZLER MFRS, should have been a VERY GOOD REASON for TESLA “NOT even to attempt to make such a “pure EV supercar."

  • THIS IS "INCREASINGLY GOOD NEWS FOR TESLA"... (more PURE EV entrants to the global mkts...)

    a. the USUAL HYPE ...by guzzler...that TESLA IS GONNA have "new competitors"...WHAT A "CROC!"

    b. in REALITY... ramping up ADDITIONAL PURE EV CARS... just STRENGTHENS TESLA'S "eating MORE of "big guzzlers pie..."

    c. ALMOST ALL of these "LOWER PRICED OFFERINGS "MORE LIKE KANDI" ...WHICH "DON'T HURT TESLA"...BUT THEY DO "HURT BIG GUZZLERS LOWER-END "MASS MKT ICE VEHICLES" ...so "more and more" PRODUCTION of these "lower-end pure EV's"...

    it's AS SIMPLE AS... "the INTRODUCTION of classic ICE honda civics DON'T IMPACT "CARS AT THE LEVEL OF A PORSCHE...

    a. lots of people BUY CIVICS ...and who does THAT IMPACT... It impacts the "lower-end offerings" OF ALL THE REST OF THE "MASS COMPETING GUZZLER MFRS" ...WORLDWIDE...

    b. the "guy who buys a PORSCHE" is STILL GONNA BUY A PORSCHE (well to be completely honest... lots of "PORSCHE BUYER TYPES" WILL "NOW BE BUYING A "TESLA D"... INSTEAD...

    ...so TESLA IS ACTUALLY "EATING THE PIE" OF THE "BIG-GUZZLER LUXURY/PERFORMANCE MKT NICHE"

    c. all this IS "SO TRANSPARENT" ...BIG-GUZZLER is gonna get a "butt-kickin" INCREASINGLY "IN ALL MKTS" ...BOTH "HIGH END LIKE PORSCHE" and "LOW END... like KANDI...

    same "old hype spin" by "big-guzzler fans" ...TRYING TO "MISDIRECT AND CONFUSE THE AVERAGE INVESTOR... "but a bit of COMMON SENSE" dispels the "big-guzzler LOSING vested interest HYPE!"

    SO "TESLA SALES IN CHINA"...WILL BE "HUGE"...

  • flashrob flashrob Jan 2, 2015 11:30 AM Flag

    ONE "SAUDI" BANKRUPTS MOST OF THE "U.S FRACKERS" back UP goes the price of oil...

    AND IF THAT WEREN'T ENOUGH...

    the POLS is "gonna TAX gasoline" LIKE THEY DO IN EUROPE...

    Irish gas should be down about 2 bucks a gallon... IT IS ONLY DOWN .50 cents...

    why because OIL Is priced in "dollars" AND WITH THE EURO TANKIN' big time...against the DOLLAR...

    gasoline WILL BE STAYING "UP IN PRICE" In most of Europe and the rest of the world...

    YOU "OIL FANBOYS" are under an ILLUSION... "gas is only cheap here" FOR A LITTLE WHILE...

    once "frackers go under" THEN "BACK UP GOES GASOLINE" ...and if that wasn't enough...THE POLS (all of them have "almost bankrupt state treasuries"...MEANING "mucho BIG GASOLINE TAX" is headed your way...
    ...so no matter what the price of OIL FALLS TOO...
    ...due to THOSE SOME COMBINATION OF THOSE "TWO FACTORS"...

    the PRICE OF GASOLINE will be "EASILY GOING BACK UP IN THE AGGREGATE "WORLDWIDE"...

    ...and ...well use some "common sense" for a change "shorts"...THINGS IS JUST GONNA GET "WORSE AND WORSE FOR GUZZLER...

    THAT'S "REALITY LOGIC" FOR YOU "SHORT"...

  • I'll have to do at least a few posts...

    AS THEIR ARE "TWO HUGE INDEPENDENT OF EACH OTHER POINTS I'LL MAKE" about HOW AUDI planning to do a "MAYBE GENUINE TESLA PURE EV COMPETITOR"

    IS "GONNA BE OF HUGE BENEFIT TO TESLA AND IT'S FUTURE...

    I'll get this out eventually... no rush... but I THINK IT'S "you'll SEE THAT THIS IS GONNA BE "MAJOR MILESTONE benefit for TESLA... in "two big ways"...

    gonna be fun... REALLY GONNA PUT "BIG HEAT ON GUZZLER..."

  • anyway, I used to go to Louisville on weekends, when I lived in Kentucky for about a year, back in the day, etc.

    so...a lot of this "heat rise" is due to "air pollution" ...SO HERE'S AN "POST I WROTE FOR THERE...I mention TESLA...too, that's why I figured I'd put it here, too...
    //////////// part 1 of 2 parts

    here's a "few basic points for you ABOUT "CITY POLLUTION"...

    a. first of all... MOST MFR has "left cities for SUBURBS"...so the BULK of "air pollution" in cities IS MOSTLY CAUSED by "gas/diesel-guzzler VEHICLE emissions," namely: cars, taxis, buses, trucks... (that use gasoline or diesel)..

    b. HOW BAD IS THIS...
    well I'm a "city-type person"...would LOVE TO LIVE IN "MANHATTAN IN NYC"...BUT...

    1. if I lived in MANHATTAN ...because of the "gasoline/diesel VEHICLE emission pollution" ...IT WOULD BE THE "EQUIVALENT" of SMOKING "TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES "A DAY"...and that's IF YOUR A "NON-SMOKER"...
    ...GET THAT!!! ...THE "EQUIVALENT OF SMOKING "TWO PACKS OF CIGARETTES..."A DAY"...EVEN IF YOU "DON'T SMOKE!!!"

    2. So, instead of "living in Mahhattan" ...I live out in Hunterdon County NJ...up in the hills (farmland, woods, hills, etc.) AND "THERE IS "VIRTUALLY NO AIR-POLLUTION to speak of... (is also a low-traffic historic area, etc.)
    ...now WHY I LIVE HERE... well, right down the road (a bit more than a mile) IS A "TRAIN-STATION TO NYC" ...near "end of train line" ...so always get a seat...new double-decker trains...TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR TO GET TO NYC...
    without VEHICLE TRAFFIC impediments that you would experience by "taking your car or a bus"...plus "parking in NYC is very expensive"...meaning the money I save by taking the train... I can use on city-SUBWAYS... and also get around quickly...

    3. so BASICALLY...it would be cool to live in Manhattan...BUT "I SMOKE" (about a pack a day...MEANING...THE AVERAGE CITY-DWELLER...well, his lungs get exposed to "twice as much VEHICLE EMISSIONS POLLUTION... as I do...even if "he doesn't smoke at all...

  • oh, well... now Chinese buyers "gonna be gettin' nervous" ...

    a. there's gov crackdown on guzzler pollution...

    b. and now a "fuel leak"

    google this to read the article:

    China Just Announced A Recall Of 300,000 Cars

  • Reply to

    my AUDI stuff on one page...

    by flashrob Dec 3, 2014 11:13 AM
    flashrob flashrob Dec 5, 2014 8:15 AM Flag

    START OF "PART 2 AUDI" be there ...just use original link...

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