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  1. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    I've stopped supporting the DNC, and it's going to stay that way until there's a big change in the way the operate.
  2. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Well, my opinion of Mitt Romney went way up. Finally a Republican with some integrity and guts.
  3. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I'm waiting for a solar roof to become available in our area.
  4. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Maybe some are starting to pay attention to Kathy Woods. She gave an interview on Bloomberg news yesterday pointng out how screwed the other auto companies are. Also how Tesla is at least 4 years ahead of other autopilot developers, based on their billions of miles of autopilot data.
  5. dmckinstry

    Who has ordered?

    Not for me. I already have my X. It's for my youngest daughter. I may also get one for my son. He likesto take jeeps on offroad trails. With the Cybertruck's ground clearance it may work for that. Does anyone know?
  6. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Just as they wouldn't recognize integrity if it dropped on their head. Of course the same could be said for some Democrats.
  7. dmckinstry

    Exploring Possibility of an Investment Roundtable Conference in Alaska

    Since the Ferry System has benn mentioned as a way to get our Tesla to Anchorage/ & Denali, I'm thinking more seriously about coming. We want to take the train to Dawson, as my mother-in law was born in that area.
  8. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Personally I'd rather Bernie describe himself as a FDR Democrat or even an Eisenhower Republican. I was born be for FDR died.
  9. dmckinstry

    Exploring Possibility of an Investment Roundtable Conference in Alaska

    mY WIFE & i WOULD LOVE TO TO COME, BUT CAN'I CONNMIT yet. I wish Teska had suoerchargers to Ankorage. We visited my wife's cousin there in '14.
  10. dmckinstry

    Papafox's Daily TSLA Trading Charts

    Hopefully weeks and not months.
  11. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    I doubt it, but they were probably all owned by big oil.
  12. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Eisenhower was the last republican president for whom I have any respect. That includes some democratic presidents as well. Jimmy Carter was probably too ethical for the job. But I respect him for that.
  13. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Maybe not specifically, but he probably wanted disruption, and the U.S.'s continued meddling where it doesn't belong. It further hurts our image in the world.
  14. dmckinstry

    Premium connectivity

    Just got my new Mofdel X on 12-31-19 and will have to renew by 1-1-21.
  15. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    It's not the money, but the Teslas you can buy with it.
  16. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    One of the most financially sucessesful people I know was a fellow grad student in physics. After completing his M.S. in Physics he went back to a different university to get an MBA. He recently donated 1M$ to our university. The most I've ever donated was ~2000$.
  17. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Well money got tranferred by the 30th, so I picked up my new Model X this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The handoff was so quick we didn't have a chance to do the inspection.My son drove the car back to Medical Lake, and finally got NOA to work. He was dubious about lane keeping at first, but finally...
  18. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    OT, but not for me. Got the VIN for my new Model X. Delivery date was set at 12-26, but delayed by me until 12-28, as it took 3 days for the sale of 308 shares on last Wed. to finalize. Called TIAA to initiate the withdrawal of the cash and was going to take three days(not counting Christmas)...
  19. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    At this rate, we should see $420 by close on Monday. I hope it goes much higher before peaking.
  20. dmckinstry

    2020 Model X firmware

    A question for those have already received their Model X. Online, the options given are range, performance, wheels, Exterior color, interior color, number of Seats, FSD. I've specified everything but performance. What of options not included/specified? Are those included on all X? e.g. Full...
  21. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Nobogy but family and personal friends in my X.
  22. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Sure I expect that too, but TSLA has been down so much the past 6 months I just can't trust any sort term predictions. I'm retired on a fixed income ad can't afford any large monthly payments.
  23. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    My biggest problem is lack of patience. But after more than a month of Tesla withdrawal pain, since I totaled my 7 + 1/2 year old Model S, I just couldn't make myself wait any longer. I sold enough of my TSLA shares to pay for my new Model X (I've been lusting after it for several years now.)...
  24. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Both your either/or statements are probably true. Even on two day in a row days I've had dubious sucsess. That is sell near the high on one day with the hope hope of re-buying during the MMD can go awrye. For example, sell yesterday at $339, which IIRC was witin a dollar of high, and finding...
  25. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    bbrabrasiobr I got myself T-boned on Friday the 15th and my poor Model S had it's driver side rear door torn to shreds and the driver's door dented at the rear edge. The EMTs said we probably wouldn't have survived it we weren't in a Tesla. As it turned out my wife only had bruising and...
  26. dmckinstry

    Market politics

  27. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Yeh. Our current president already has the potentially violent crazies on his side.
  28. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    I think it's cost of living and housing more than taxes. A family can sell a house in CA for over a million and buy an equvilent house in our area for a quarter Mil in our area. Or could a year or two ago. We're getting an inflation bubble in our area now.
  29. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I thought it was his "magic eight ball".
  30. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    .Be fair! That $10 was for worst case possibility.
  31. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    \ I'LL ALWAYS TAKE GOOD LUCK OVER TALENT, especially if it's mine.
  32. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    The 5th district has'nt had a democratic representative since Tom Foley was unseated by George Nethercutt. Kathy McMorris Rogers has be quite adept at repeating republican talking points, taking credit for bills she's voted against, and like Trump pushing the right buttons for her base of one...
  33. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Thwy are, compared to 50 years ago.
  34. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Indeed. We still use the Arabic number system. Whereas the only use I have for Roman numerals is to determine what year the movie I'm watching was produced.
  35. dmckinstry

    Model Y Deposit to Lock In FSD Pricing

    They send it directly to the credit cart account from which it was originally taken. (at least in my case)
  36. dmckinstry

    Model Y Deposit to Lock In FSD Pricing

    Y Ditto for me I Now have a deposit on a Model 3 to Moldel Y switch and may repeat with a Y to X. to be determined by SP. Y. y
  37. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    Sorry, but didn't notice the error until now. That was summer of '63 when discharged. By the time I might have been drafted, I was in my 2nd year of grad school on an NDEA fellowship and had my first child.
  38. dmckinstry

    Market politics

    I lucked out by timing and circumstance. I joined the U.S.M.C.R. in the summer of '58 between my junior and senior year in high school. Got released with an honorable discharge(which for me was just a good conduct discharge) in summer of '53. I didn't accept the offer to re-up, which was for me...
  39. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I still get comments how beautiful my 6+ year Model S, even although it's covered with dust.
  40. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Well, at least I picked up 2 more shares at $227.26 for my ROTH this a.m. Now it's up to x97 shares.
  41. dmckinstry

    Near-future quarterly financial projections

    And what makes you think all 500k of those cars need a screen replacement? I'm guessing that most of the screen problems have occurred in the last year or two. Is this only a Model 3 problem, or has anyone with an S or an X had the problem? Furthermore you didn't indicate why you think it's...
  42. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    I'm in that category. The only new car I'd ever purchased was a 2005 Prius. The only reason I could afford the Model S was by selling about a thousand shares of TSLA at about $94/share. Got every option, except performance and the sound upgrade. My hearing (above 2kHz) is so poor it wouldn't...
  43. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    My mistake. I must not have clicked hard enough on the correct tab/icon.
  44. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Nice plug for Model 3 design in reducing copper in its wiring harness over their previous models as well as every other car manufacturer. Somewhere fairly near the end of the video.
  45. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    As for putting men on the moon, they had far better accuracy than any analog computing device available. In the mid '60's the first computer I programmed for (the IBM 1620, using FORTRAN of that generation) was capable of programmable accuracy. In fact a fellow graduate student (was studying...
  46. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Indeed. The first step in solving any problem (not just in computing, but physics, engineering, etc.) is asking the right question(s).
  47. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Last night I checked and saw that the X no longer has black leather seats listed. I'm hoping that it's only temporary (for batching purposes?) as I would prefer back.
  48. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    And that is a long standing standing attitude among some/many conservatives. I had an acquaintance in the mid to late '60's that didn't believe in social safety nets. I asked him what would happen to his family if he were to suddenly die without those programs in place. He just shrugged it...
  49. dmckinstry

    Tesla, TSLA & the Investment World: the Perpetual Investors' Roundtable

    Well it took all week, but I managed to get $2500 transferred from checking accounts into my ROTH IRA. I picked up 11 more shares at $219.705 for that account this a.m.

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