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  • Tesla Motors falls after Model S seat belt recall [View news story]
    "That's what GM refers to as "production starting" and then they showed up in showrooms in January, 2014:"

    From you links, this was not production starting for sales, but production starting for test vehicles.

    "Cadillac invited IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro, driver of the #78 KV Racing Technology Chevrolet, to witness the first examples off the line--pre-production examples used to validate production and quality procedures before volume production begins."


    "These vehicles are not destined for customers, however, but instead they are pre-production units that will be used by engineers for testing purposes. Actual production of ELR consumer models is expected to commence closer to the end of this year."

    Elon's launch was supposed to be for volume delivery to customers, not vehicles for testing purposes.
    Nov 23, 2015. 10:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors tips cautious approach to South Korea [View news story]
    "Why are Musk and Straubel doing this globetrotting when they have a disastrous launch of the Model X on their hands?"

    You just answered your own question. Misdirection is the name of the game.
    Nov 19, 2015. 02:27 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla Motors tips cautious approach to South Korea [View news story]
    They could save time on those announcements and just go on the floor of the UN---Oprah style

    "YOU get a gigafactory, and YOU get a gigafactory, and YOU get a gigafactory!!!"
    Nov 19, 2015. 01:26 PM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model 3 design talk [View news story]
    One for driving, and one for parts
    Nov 19, 2015. 11:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Model 3 design talk [View news story]
    "Chevrolet to unveil the long-range Bolt EV in January"

    Possibly before the X ships in volume?
    Nov 19, 2015. 09:00 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Low Oil Prices Will Continue To Drive U.S. Auto Sales [View article]
    "...a devoted fan base among investors."

    Look out! Here they come!!
    Nov 18, 2015. 12:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm: We've Been Here Before [View article]
    The bottom line numbers were expectedly bad, with all the cost-cutting and restructuring etc. going on.

    But why are revenues flagging? $34m is pitiful, especially when we consider 2 new product lines (black label and hardcore), energy drinks (since discontinued), the old standby products, and CC bars. With all of this, revenues should be growing, or at least staying stable.

    I am worried that all the bad press over the last year has really damaged the brand. I am not talking about the corporate stuff, but the spiking lawsuits, the JYM social media attack, counterfeit products in Europe, etc.
    Nov 11, 2015. 10:14 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's Model X Non-Launch Points To Financial Shortfall [View article]
    "I have a vacuum with a HEPA filter."

    You mean you have a vacuum with Biohazard Mode.
    Oct 5, 2015. 11:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm: We've Been Here Before [View article]
    At my Kroger, there is a half-aisle of protein bars (not 30 ft long) with all the usual suspects--clif bars, powerbars, etc. Also with some no-name protein powders.

    Then there are more bars in the breakfast section next to the cereal.

    Then there is the pharmacy section, with some special K "workout bars" or something like that, Combat Crunch bars, and name brand protein powders (ubiquitous Body Fortress and something else, I think by Muscletech).

    I think it is up to Kroger how and where to stock their shelves. Might not be the way I would do it personally, but I don't know how much we can blame MP management for that.
    Oct 2, 2015. 01:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Freeport-McMoRan declares $0.05 dividend [View news story]
    Do they have extra cash to be handing out? Does Icahn approve?
    Sep 30, 2015. 11:48 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm: We've Been Here Before [View article]
    Here is what I believe is behind this selloff:

    Drexler's restructuring of the company necessitates ending contracts with many parties (management, players, potential partners, etc.). This means that they get their promised stock all at once, and probably already (and ongoing). This has and will continue to flood the market with sales of stock, and as we all know, the volume cannot absorb it. As the price falls, people fall over themselves to dump it, and this is stock which they did not buy or even earn, so they will take what they can get.

    This includes the stock forfeited as collateral on bank loans.

    *My opinion only, and speculation based upon very limited info from the board on the specifics of the restructuring. GLTA
    Sep 29, 2015. 07:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Game Over, Tesla Wins [View article]
    Quite an arrogant title for a company which will struggle to sell 50K cars this year.

    If you think you've already won, you've already lost.
    Sep 28, 2015. 12:43 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla: Misleading Delivery Dates And Model X Range [View article]
    Tesla Model X ‘Falcon Doors’ spotted in the wild

    New article with video of an X at the mall
    Sep 26, 2015. 12:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Carl Icahn Is Right On Freeport-McMoRan [View article]
    I am going to get in on this on the long side, but I will wait another 3-4 weeks to do so. The trend on this is down at the moment, and October is usually pretty hard on stocks in general. ~$9 coming soon IMO.

    I do agree with this statement:

    "any further slowdown in China also brings the potential of massive infrastructure related spending in the country to help stimulate the economy, boosting copper demand and prices."
    Sep 24, 2015. 08:11 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Tesla Model 3 A Threat To Oil Prices? [View article]
    many cars today do not have spare tires. Not because the tires are indestructible, but because they use run-flat tires.

    Tesla does not build tires, they purchase them from tire manufacturers, just like all carmakers do.
    Sep 19, 2015. 12:43 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment