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maguro_01 410 posts  |  Last Activity: 10 hours ago Member since: Jan 24, 2000
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  • maguro_01 maguro_01 10 hours ago Flag

    If that fault is true either there is something wrong in setting up the cars, or Tesla engineering / testing needs a few people canned and some formal reorg. Either way there is no excuse for it. Some field testing is required, though, to make sure there really is a problem. There's too much money now in Tesla both having and not having problems.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 11 hours ago Flag

    B Clinton left the back door open. The Republicans burglarized the house.

    Bush II programs included the Ownership Society ($400 billion+), the American Dream Downpayment Initiative, and the follow on for people with bad credit (!). They couldn't get it to crash fast enough.

  • Reply to

    Stoking The Flames Of Hatred

    by sdmiller4747 11 hours ago
    maguro_01 maguro_01 11 hours ago Flag

    Given the racist views you have expressed here, that post is entirely inappropriate. You are part of the problem, not the answer.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 12 hours ago Flag

    True, debt, public and private, can have effects on national security.

    Many citizens too are in debt supporting an illusory standard of living though their real incomes have been slowly declining for over 35 years. It reminds me of the story about how if you put a frog in cold water and gradually turn up the heat to boiling it will accept being boiled without reacting. Whole sections of the US are underdeveloped and net on welfare through Washington - eg, the Southeast and Appalachia. We even have the spectacle of a national candidate apparently trying to create chaos and raise enough mobs to run as the Man On The White Horse who will save us all.

    Anyway, Washington has a debt of about 3/4 US GDP. Beijing has a debt between 2 and 3 times GDP and their numbers are suspect. From around 2000 - have to look up the date - they set their then non-convertible currency at half value and pegged it to the dollar. That's war, not trade. The Sept '03 Economist noted that in dollar terms a Mexican factory worker made 4 times a worker in China. The Mexican economy cratered as collateral damage, loosing a wave of people across the border. The US trade deficit all to China and OPEC was well over $2 billion per day for years on end resulting in an historic transfer of wealth and tech to China. That is, they won that war as the US Administration took a dive. That Administration sold US Treasuries to convert the trade deficits into cash flow for their spectacular deficits - tax reductions and wars and other high expenses. That is, they threw the trade deficits on top of the national debt under the voter's radar.

    Fortunately, the current Administration is more fiscally prudent than their opponents - the parties have switched their historic roles. The Right wants further tax reductions for their funders, yet more war on the ground. They are unable to reduce what they call entitlements as their voters depend on them. Today they are the party of massive debt.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 25, 2016 6:05 PM Flag

    "The US government imposes a massively regressive tax on the poor and middleclass - called Social Security. The money is all gone. Obama cut Medicare for the elderly. Social Security has been cut several times and it is almost worthless now. SS benefits are now taxed at the Federal and State levels, Millions of people die before they collect a penny and all their money goes straight to the government.
    The government class elites are living like pigs while the working poor fund the ponzi scheme."

    This is generally the worst sort of crank Right Wing propaganda and outright lying. SS is not insolvent and minor tweaks keep it going indefinitely, especially if Congress refrains from sticking more welfare programs on it. The CPI indexing is indeed bogus and always has been as the CPI is bogus and always has been. Obama put some Medicare funding into ACA and some states have refused it. Obama did not cut Medicare. If you think SS is worthless, return your checks. People dying before collecting benefits is just figured by the actuaries into SS deductions and benefits. They are good at what they do. Claiming that the government is somehow illegitimately eating money is simply lying. I see you seem to agree that the upper income limit for SS deduction levels should be abolished. That itself would leave SS solvent for decades longer without further tweaks.

    If you want a fraud, look at Trickle Down "Economics". It is sold as a jobs program, no less, but is really just an ROI for Republican Party funders who use a lot of the money to buy up the politics and government of the USA. After 35 years it would be hard to find a job funded by it save a few lobbyists.

    Libertarianism can be interesting to listen to. However not when it is combined with our notorious, increasingly up-front Pay-To-Play political system. That turns Libertarianism into just a rationalization, a cover story, for corruption. Wake up.

    Your post was shameless..

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 25, 2016 5:43 PM Flag

    Irrelevant nonsense and ignoring the history just to spread confusion. Except it doesn't work.

    You guys remind me of a cartoon of a little Chas Adams like character bundled up in a desk chair on the Titanic. He has a big smile on his face because he thinks his enemies will drown.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 25, 2016 5:15 PM Flag

    Isn't Trump a year older under the makeup?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 25, 2016 5:12 PM Flag

    Thanks for Coming Out, not that we didn't know already......

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 25, 2016 4:38 PM Flag

    The post this responded to has apparently been removed and no wonder.... However, there do seem to be clinical grade problems there and ignore may be the best response.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 7:20 PM Flag

    More appropriately, his behind.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 5:47 PM Flag

    Given China's rules (and also the EU's) it seems unlikely that Tesla plans to export a lower cost car to either market in numbers. In China the government requires a local partner they assume will get the technology as well. Tesla may be able to manage that better than an IC car company would in terms of IP management. If they have to do software there they can do localization. There isn't time to make such an arrangement in China by the release of the car and it seems likely it will need to be ramped up here anyway.

    I still wonder if Tesla was able to save a lot of NRE and time by designing the RAV-4 drivetrain to be reused later in the Model 3 so it was on Toyota? A lot of software may have been done such that just parameterizing it will make it usable for the M3. And so on. They may be further on than is appreciated but that's just speculation, of course.

    Hopefully the car guy they hired recently in upper management may make a real difference, especially in ramping the M3. I was surprised there wasn't much discussion of that or I missed it. But then the dedicated posters are short. .

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 4:26 PM Flag

    We know you are a Coprophile Republican. That's pretty far from a Log Cabin Republican I guess, but now you have added Anti Semitism?

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 4:25 PM Flag

    JP Morgan, Oct 2015 -
    U.S. debt:
    The U.S. debt is at somewhat elevated levels, but the current debt-to-GDP ratio is manageable. U.S. government debt, measured as total debt held by the public, is $13 trillion - a record high (as of June 30, 2015). The debt-to-GDP ratio is about 74%; an elevated level, not a record. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO), a non-partisan government organization, projects only a slight increase in net debt as a percentage of GDP—from 74% in 2015 to 77% in 2025. The federal budget deficit has declined steadily from 9.8% of GDP in fiscal year 2009 to an estimated 2.7% of GDP in 2015. It is forecast to hover near 3% for the next few years.

    Interest rates:
    While rising rates would cause the government’s net interest expense—debt service cost—to increase, it won’t cause it to explode. A rise in interest rates would be the result of a healthier economy and inflation expectations. This matters because if both GDP and the debt rise in lockstep, the debt-to-GDP ratio does not actually grow. In addition, much of the U.S. government debt that was issued in the past seven years was done at record low rates. This cheap debt has locked in coupon payments, which will not increase as interest rates rise.

    Budget:
    The truth is that the budget problems facing our country are not difficult to solve from a mathematical perspective. The bigger challenge is finding the political will and the level of compromise and collaboration required to make progress.

    Fro example, according to a 2015 report from the Medicare Trustees, the trust fund supporting a significant part of Medicare costs is projected to be depleted by 2030. However, the present value shortfall over the next 75years could be entirely covered if Medicare payroll taxes were increased by just 68bps, from 2.9% to 3.6%. Changes in the age of eligibility or the amount of benefits received are other feasible tweaks.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 3:58 PM Flag

    Even Republicans in Congress couldn't rewrite history your way. They did try.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 3:46 PM Flag

    Unlikely, and you don't have grounds for the accusation. We should question "US" multinational corporations who now see their future in China and lobby China's interests in Washington. Our Pay-To-Play political system is proving a royal road to the center of US government, especially Congress. If you wonder sometimes which country Congress thinks it's the Congress of, that's why.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 2:50 PM Flag

    Republican Trickle Down "Economics" since Reagan and progressively worse are nothing but an ROI for Republican Party funders and enough to finance their attempted takeover of US politics and most of the economy. Real incomes for most of the groups you mention have been in slow decline since the late 1970's though Republicans have always represented Trickle Down - once called Voodoo Economics - as the best possible jobs program.

    Jobs in manufacturing and the like that could revive from previous recessions are much diminished in the US. Much unemployment is driven by terminated jobs descriptions. Even infrastructure projects have proven very difficult to ramp up. Much of the workforce is not educated enough, many by policy in the Southeast, and are hard to train. Foreign car companies that have built in the South have complained that it takes too long to bring workers up to speed for a modern plant.

    Trump's "plan" is just another way of bankrupting Washington with debt. In the Bush II Administration, less taxes (more Trickle Down), yet dramatically kited government expenses, plus wars seem also intended to bankrupt Washington.

    Republican forecasts of apocalypse are not forecasts, they are a program we get if we elect them. They are not remotely Conservative any more, they just think the label confers respectability.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 2:20 PM Flag

    Well, he has made it plain that he is an actual coprophile and conflates it with politics. His relationship to this BB is the same as the relationship of a pigeon to the windshield of your car .

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 2:16 PM Flag

    You have made your gross racist views plain enough several times. Every so often you come out again, like the figure on a cuckoo clock. With about that much to say......

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 1:54 PM Flag

    And what do they plan to do with all the job descriptions that are gone?

    The profits of a robot go to its owner with hardly any labor in sight. There are industries where it's more of a partnership at present but the trend is clear. The Republican gift of more and more US GDP to corporations and would-be plutocrats is diverting funding from Main Street which is the real inventive, net new jobs generator for the US economy. Corporations buying contracts and markets in Washington are less efficient and innovative than Main Street, just what we expect in a capitalist / market economy.

    I don't read any discussion of these issues on either side. Maybe because our Pay-To-Play political system is bipartisan and a Constitutional defect.

    Oncoming self driving vehicles will have many benefits in terms of safety and traffic density, but will eliminate millions of jobs so it might occasion some discussion. An unemployed driver over, say, 50 is unlikely to be hired whatever training they might get so Republicans basically want such a person dead - a Final Solution. Democrats would more likely come up with a job subsidy plan or the like and both sides consider the others solution unacceptable. If the US separates, the Right side would try to expel their "undesirables" as the Southeastern states did around 1960 in getting rid of their unemployed agricultural workers, replaced by machinery.

  • maguro_01 maguro_01 May 24, 2016 3:25 AM Flag

    I suppose your conflation of coprophilia, politics, and religion is funny. Novel anyway. Who else has claimed to have found God in his colon....or at least admitted to it......but everyone knows what you found, you fool no one.....what will you reap ?

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