Tesla, Inc. (TSLA:NASDAQ), as I noted in a comment a few days ago, then had market capitalisation (stock price times number of shares outstanding) more than three times that of Ford Motor Company (F:NYSE), despite Ford’s revenues being more than seven times those of Tesla and Ford’s FY 2018 earnings of US$ 3.7 billion being somewhat greater than Tesla’s loss of US$ 69 million for FY 2019.
Yet another reason to impeach 10 cents….
Ya’ know, this has gone too far. Now he wants us to call him; “Your royal highness”! Impeachment is too good for him and if we let the democrats in this forum in charge of it, well you know how that goes, it will take forever.
I propose we just look for a replacement, and I have just the puppets in mind that will fill the bill nicely. They once stared on a segment of MTV and now they say they are ready to come out of retirement! Isn’t that great?... [Read More]
Starting in January 2001, I have maintained a list of every book I’ve read, and since the mid-2000s I have reviewed almost every book I’ve added. There are currently more than 1200 books on the list. In mid-2019, I began posting reviews, one almost every day, to book’s pages on Amazon.com. Previously I had only occasionally posted my reviews there, mostly when I knew the author of the book or had reviewed a pre-publication manuscript.
As of January 2020, I have now posted a total of more than two hundred book reviews at Amazon and have noticed a curious phenomenon which may reveal how the responsible staff at Amazon view the world. Ever now and then, when I’d post a review, it would show up in my profile with a subdued grey background with the legend, “review hidden by sensitivity filter”. I had originally assumed (as do many reviewers, based upon my research into the issue) that this meant that, for whatever reason, my review had been hidden from public view for having stepped on some tripwire or other, but it’s actually more complicated and subtle than that.... [Read More]
OK, Ratties, you have been selected to put up with another of my venting sessions…
Just posted two days ago on indeed.com is this opening for an “Expert Hedge Fund Advisor”, a part-time position paying US$ 125,000 to 225,000 per year, with The Soul Rider, LLC of San Francisco, California. Extracts from the posting (emphasis and capitals are as in the original):
Using Supernormal Cognition our private fund aspires to provide a 75% accuracy rate in the prediction of near-term financial markets. You will be our private fund’s advisor. Your long expertise and great reputation in financial investments are paramount. You must have 20 years as a financial industry expert AND as an advisor to 10-figure funds.... [Read More]
A few days ago Ratburgher Robert A. McReynolds posted his frustration that many conservatives were slow to turn on Chick-fil-A after the news broke about how Chick-fil-A was putting a knife in the back of the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. I was one of the slow ones; I have seen conservatives, many times led by NeverTrump Quislings, rush to judgement to condemn other conservatives. As a conservative, one of my traits is ‘look before you leap.’
Now additional information is available, and I am fully on board with Robert McR.
Chick-fil-A is not to be boycotted just for the way they have flipped on legions of loyal customers who were fiercely supportive on account of the way Chick-fil-A had stood up to Leftist pressure and had resisted the Social Justice anti-Christian culture. In addition to that, Chick-fil-A has rolled over; they negotiated with terrorists and paid extortion money to agents of the Enemy.
Tesla has just announced the Cybertruck, an electric-powered utility vehicle to be available in three models priced at US$39,900 (single motor rear wheel drive), US$ 49,900 (dual motor all wheel drive), and US$ 69,900 (tri-motor all wheel drive). The range varies between 250 miles (400 km) for the least expensive model to 500 miles (800 km) for the most expensive. More details are available on Wikipedia.
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Most of you know I hate “tele-monsters” with a passion that is unequaled.
I’ve subscribed to NOMOROBO.com for my home phone and they take care of 99% of the “tele-monsters”. But there was that single ring before NOMOROBO would pick up the line and then disconnect the “tele-monster”. So I found a “First Ring Eliminator” on Amazon and installed that. Now I don’t hear that annoying first ring. (It’s unfortunately not available right now.)
Please excuse the vernacular, gentle Ratburgers, but with all the “excrement impacting the impeller“, I think we need something like this….
In June, 1997, Jeff Bezos, who still had hair, gave a brief interview during the Special Libraries conference in Seattle. He explains why he chose books as the first product on which to concentrate, and how building something on-line which couldn’t exist in the real world (a bookstore with access to every book available anywhere) distinguished Amazon from other early E-commerce ventures and generated large amounts of free publicity and word-of-mouth referrals.