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  • Tesla Motors signs lithium deal with Bacanora [View news story]
    U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc. Denies Knowledge of August 28th Press Release

    http://tinyurl.com/o8r...

    "For the record, although U.S. Rare Earth Minerals, Inc., (USMN) primary product EXCELERITE(R) contains Lithium, we are not currently engaged in the specific mining and sale of Lithium, however, we are exploring our options for same. Further, USMN has no agreements of any kind with Tesla Motors Inc."

    "USMN had no part in this misleading press release and we take no responsibility for it. We want the investing public to know that USMN's management has strict controls in place to insure that misleading information is never disseminated," stated Acting Chairman and CEO - Larry " Bear" Bonafide."
    Aug 31, 2015. 09:38 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Smashing rating for the Tesla Model S P85D from Consumer Reports [View news story]
    Model S has TWO liquid cooling systems, instead of one in an ICE.

    One for the battery, one for the motor.
    Aug 27, 2015. 10:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm announces job cuts, lowers guidance; COO leaves [View news story]
    *parachute
    Aug 26, 2015. 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm announces job cuts, lowers guidance; COO leaves [View news story]
    Aren't orange jump suits reserved for murderers?

    Or maybe you think he should go skydiving? I agree...I'll pack his chute for him
    Aug 26, 2015. 10:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm announces job cuts, lowers guidance; COO leaves [View news story]
    “The only way to unlock this value for shareholders is to put the Company up for sale,” he added. “The Company’s market share and distribution network will be of interest to several significant industry players and other retailers, who will be able to better leverage the Company’s strengths within a larger, better capitalized entity.”

    Niiiice link.
    Aug 26, 2015. 10:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm announces job cuts, lowers guidance; COO leaves [View news story]
    Well, the restructuring is sorely needed and long overdue...but I will reserve judgment on that when I have a few more specifics than we have now.

    I was worried that there would be an immediate selloff because of the $20-30m one-time charge that is front and center on this announcement. Doesn't seem to be happening, so maybe they have a way to absorb this? I don't know how, but I assume that this whole effort is the direct result of Drexler's appointment to the board. As he is the largest shareholder, hopefully he will limit dilution to benefit himself and us small fish. GLTA
    Aug 26, 2015. 12:00 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm announces job cuts, lowers guidance; COO leaves [View news story]
    But wouldn't we all be happy to see Bill Phillips become COO?
    Aug 25, 2015. 09:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm to Position Company for Future Profitability [View article]
    "As a result of todays restructuring announcement, MusclePharm anticipates the closure of certain facilities, employee reductions and the termination of contracts which could result in a one-time charge of up to $20 million to $30 million."

    So now they have to pay off all these people they didn't need in the first place? Where is this money going to come from?
    Aug 25, 2015. 05:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding Downside Protection To Tesla [View article]
    thanks for the link
    Aug 25, 2015. 02:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding Downside Protection To Tesla [View article]
    "...put them to work designing a bolt-on overdrive box."

    If only it were that easy. Fisker used to claim that a 2-speed gearbox for their Karma would increase the performance dramatically. GM executives said the same thing a few years ago. The fact that no one, including Tesla, has come out with one is an indication to me that there are some real technical challenges there.
    If anyone cracks it, I would bet on Aston Martin. Their whole shtick is 200mph+, and I don't think anyone will get there without at least a second forward gear. Of course, they could always get sidelined trying to make fancy doors or mechanical snakes...
    Aug 25, 2015. 01:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding Downside Protection To Tesla [View article]
    A new race test between the BMW M4 and P85D

    http://bit.ly/1KhcXhh

    "Everyone would say it’s not a fair matchup with the Tesla’s significantly more horsepower and torque over the new BMW M4. The Tesla has all that massive torque instantly available at the start to get the big sports car moving quickly. The all-electric Tesla P85D’s power is evident immediately. The Tesla launches ahead, but when the M4 power kicks in, the race is not even close. The P85d delivers its massive torque all the way to 45 mph, max power from 45 mph to 75 mph but after that, due to the lack of a second gear, it can’t keep up with the BMW M4." THIS IS A QUOTE FROM THE ARTICLE, NOT MY ASSESSMENT
    Aug 25, 2015. 08:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding Downside Protection To Tesla [View article]
    I should point out the inherent difference between manufacturers' stated horsepower/torque numbers and those tested by consumers.

    When any manufacturer claims xxx hp, they are talking about "at the flywheel", or what the motor puts out when it is sitting on a stand in the testing lab, not under load. Of course, electric motors don't have flywheels per se, but you get the idea.

    Owners/testers do not remove the motor and test it for hp, they do this on a dynamometer. This is the engine under load, turning the gears in the transmission, the driveshaft(s), the differential(s), the axles, hubs, etc., all of which have friction and weight. Therefore, what is measured at the wheels, or bhp (brake horsepower) is usually 15-20% less than what the engine puts out. This is true for all ICE cars, I haven't ever dyno'd an EV.

    I don't know if the letter's stated discrepancy would fall within acceptable parameters, but just because your car is rated at xxxhp does not mean you have access to all of that power where the rubber meets the road.
    Aug 22, 2015. 11:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adding Downside Protection To Tesla [View article]
    Here is an interesting article out today, entitled "Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA) Lied About Model S, now Fans Are Revolting".

    Seems some owners have sent Elon a letter expressing mild displeasure

    http://bit.ly/1PDsyb8
    Aug 21, 2015. 06:56 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • MusclePharm's (MSLP) CEO Brad Pyatt on Q2 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript [View article]
    I was hoping that insiders would buy after the blackout period ended (usually ~3 days after ER).

    20% gain in 1 day suggests this may be true, but I will take it either way.

    Gains are gains. GLTA
    Aug 14, 2015. 04:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Tesla's $500M Financing: We Were Right Again [View article]
    Fisker was a private company, wasn't it? How did you buy shares?
    Aug 13, 2015. 10:55 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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