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  1. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing GM ~ Corvette Hybrid I think, having observed GM over the years ~ since the fifties. Mom and Dad drove their Chevy two tone (blue and white) station wagon home fresh off the lot. Based on the deteriorating foggy brain image, I was about four ~ so 1954 +/-. Toss in their...
  2. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Freedom of speech is implied that you are free to spew FUD. Cricket(s) sound deafens truth. Trying to seek the truth and come out alive. Cheers
  3. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing During the cruise late October/early November we contracted COVID. We were confirmed within a half hour by ship medical team. I was more Asymptomatic (felt nothing); wife, partner, l. . . You get the pic; she had cough, stuffed nose ~ both of us suffered Paxlovid bad...
  4. DragonWatch

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

    Thanks Elon for answering my question! iWind turning green for TSLA this morning. Thanksgiving was not so bad after all. Cheers
  5. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Got an update this morning. Since I already have FSD Beta, woundering if this is general public vsn or recall fix? Gotta love these Tesla recalls. Before selling my Tacoma six months ago, Toyota’s recall would have forced me to remove my canopy at my cost for them to...
  6. DragonWatch

    Off topic galore

    Forward Observing For a layperson military tactical understanding of Russia vs Ukraine ~ 2022, my I suggest watching Doctor Zhivago. Three hours long, but a cold reminder of the real life in the region. The campaign between the White and Red forces are little different today. The end game...
  7. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing @OnBass I really appreciate your comment. And the thumbs up by everyone else. The WiFi on our boat went down yesterday morning right after I read your note; followed by our FaceTime with our daughter and GrandPup (son). Instead of a V-8 the cruise company should have/should...
  8. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Funny thing happened on the way to the Robotaxi conversation. We had two sea days. Finally got to stretch our sea storm legs at Portimao, Portugal. Finished our land side run with a wine tasting. Someone complained about not docking; but there is something to be said about...
  9. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing in late Sep, early Oct 2017, I visited the Fremont plant in California. FYI ~ employee showed me his Model 3 which included baby car seat. He used a credit card size car key to unlock the car. The car seats were too hard for my old butt. During the tour there were only two...
  10. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Funny thing happened on the way to. . . So, last evening we met a couple that we will be joining on a small tour in Portugal in about two days. After the typical introduction, I got a few more detailed questions and one answer was that I had taught computer science at a...
  11. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing I lead off with “Forward Observing” base on my life. I see things from experience, read and touch. My military experience is life long. For example, at or about five I lost a game of toss rocks by being hit in the head, went to the hospital for stitches. At or about the...
  12. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing First, the timeline is up to Tesla, not me ~ no timeline suggested in the original quote. While, sitting in local public park, to enjoy lunch, in front of the justice department ~ it occurred to me that parking is at a primimun ~ the Model 3 is already proving itself as I...
  13. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing White knuckle ~ This is the time that tries my soul. Writing from Bilbao, Spain. Each day, we see one or maybe two Model 3s. The first day off the plane we saw a M3 taxi. Yesterday, Sunday we saw a Model S from behind ~ could not tell if it was vintage or newer. We asked...
  14. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing “You Need to know What’s happening in China” The general takeaway from my reading of that author was; will the consumer be left holding the bag, and, and that is some serious competition. Seriously, not all startups or legacy automakers will come out alive; thus the...
  15. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing i apologize if this has been discussed. My wife and I would buy an Optimus and pay $25k plus or minus and it would be a welcome addition to our home. This character would pay for itself almost immediately ~ we are now seniors; sadly, not high school seniors. Can Xena 2.0...
  16. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Humans are the most ungrateful animal on the planet ~ bar none. Those frozen in time are forced to live that time over and over ~ bar none. Tonight, Elon/Tesla ~ you may only know them as TSLA; will show us something well beyond my fathers generation, and they reached out to...
  17. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing The difference between AI day 2.0 and any other special Tesla day which falls on Friday 30 September; Sunday the 2d of October In time for my late am coffee is 3Q deliveries. Wall street might be in for a T-bone accident. Is that a stock thing? Is there room for legacy auto...
  18. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing AI day 2.0 How about the new AI goes through the steps necessary to enter a coal mine, without a lunch pail or canary, and work twenty hours a day; before being recharged. Probably cost a few bucks to rinse off the coal dust. It took eight hundred thousand years for humans...
  19. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing The human animal mind has been described as a beautiful thing; interesting since some fail to water the thing. The human mind can justify any truth and lie in the same breath. Finding and discerning the truth is extremely difficult and often deadly to follow. Our cultures...
  20. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Re: Robotaxis No matter how you paint it, robotaxis will be the smartest advertising tool of any auto manufacturing company on the face of the world, bar none. Ride one and order on line while you drive ride. Or, before you arrive at your destination. Cheers
  21. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Quite frankly, Larryly is out of town, Toyota has too few colors; all ugly, for their trucks, GMC makes only two tanks, and Ford has two F150’s ~ gas and electric. For a publisher to say Tesla is not up to par, is flawed analytical thinking; flawed ~ period. A few years back...
  22. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Bottom Line up front. Deliberate Incompetence ~ Red tape creators. My third solar panel array was installed/permit inspection 30Jun2022. Privatized utility company finally installed net-meter on 11Aug2022. Background ~ Utility (electric and gas) provider is notified by the...
  23. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Wars are started by political failures, grasping at straws. Cheers FYI ~ Ret US army
  24. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing If it’s Thursday evening, we were shopping at Costco (FYI ~ we own 500 +/- shares). We arrived al-a-cart (okay, cart with veggies). The guy that had just parked his Chevy SUV was excited to tell my wife he had just put his order in on a CyberTruck. My wife who has never...
  25. DragonWatch

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

    @Curt Renz i found interesting “not a chip shortage“ chip redesign ~ another short sighted exposure to the flank of ICE manufacturers. Not innovative enough or at all. Good to know you are still up and about. Thanks
  26. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Turning a ship on a dime. Legacy auto manufacturers are incapable of change beyond changing from a hand crank window to electric toggle switch to move a window up or down. How about the technology of adding a radio from option to standard equipment. CEOs of legacy auto...
  27. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Read an article about VW rapidly overtaking Tesla in Europe and China. Talked about their (VW) growing numbers and a gigafactory; comparing to Tesla’s growth. However; however, no where did they compare numbers of sales, no where did they talk about the Berlin Tesla factory...
  28. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Hello, my name is Bruce, I am officially fossil fuel clean by two days. Installed sixty solar panels and passed inspection three weeks ago. Just waiting impatiently for PSEcon to get of its fossil fuel butt and install our netmeter. Four 2.0 Powerwalls maybe by November...
  29. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing @The Accountant, hopefully you will not have issue with my comment. But, it is about gD time someone displayed this kind of data. This paints the picture of decline of fossil fuel such that the average mud peddlers can understand the clues. Someone provided a link that was...
  30. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Yes, the mood here reflects a lull in the battle. Lift your cold Dragons Milk to the hard working Tesla employees across/around the world for a job well done. Thank you @Papafox, @The Accountant, @Artful Dodger, et al. The banter over cat aviators is a nice relief. Reminds...
  31. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Interesting take away comments from USAA insurance agent yesterday. As always, I am trying to get a price break. You know military, senior (not just high school grad), and frequent flyer. I was hoping for a discount based on my safe driving record based on Teslas FSD bata...
  32. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing The problem is getting out in the world instead of being held up in our basement. Over the years I would get excited seeing truck loads of Teslas heading north. But over the last month I have seen more temporary paper cars on the local streets here in Olympia, Washington...
  33. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Long story ~ got a nail in drivers side rear of X. Lost lunch at Costco buying four new treads. They would not realign the car. Contacted Tesla service for alignment. Had an appointment right away. Drove to Fife, Washington this morning instead of Seattle, Washington. I...
  34. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Bought 10 shares last (Wednesday) morning. Installing 61 solar panels starting 1Jun2022. Third house to receive panels:-) Four Tesla Powerwalls whenever they are available. I blew off my last contractor because the wanted twice the price of Tesla Powerwalls. Twice the...
  35. DragonWatch

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

    @Paracelsus thanks for this information! Short story long ~ yesterday, we had two custom cabinets installed. As the cabinet maker was leaving my wife popped off with, “as soon as TSLA goes back up, we will be ordering more cabinets.” He responded with the bait, “if Elon gave one of his...
  36. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing @Christine69420, yes, I am slow to the party. But, I find it interesting that your Norway charts eliminated Mercedes-Benz in 2022. Thanks for the charts, I would be interested in future charts as the story unfolds. I find the automotive world very interesting.
  37. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing I could not put my military retirement into either (traditional or ROTH) IRA. I put the bulk of my part-time college teaching monies into TIAA-Cref/self-directed IRA. And, lived off my military retirement. Then, I was able once I retired from teaching to move all my...
  38. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Rescue of ship loaded with cars from Germany, reported in the Washington Post. I am offering this as food for thought, not debate on FUD. A point mentioned in the article was that the origin was not necessarily the electric car batteries. My concern is preventing fires on...
  39. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Since buying new cars back in 1975, I have relied on Legacy service centers to maintain the car. Only one time did I venture out to a European service center ~ since then I refuse to venture far. Oh yeah, until early eighties I changed my own fossil fuel fluids ~ I have...
  40. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing From experience, Germany used to build overpass abutments or columns five years before completing the overpass. We used to joke that they were bridges to nowhere. I left there in 1994, so I have no idea what their building standards are today. Just a little perspective.
  41. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Snowballs Chance in . . . . . Back in 2010+/- a little know company said, “I think I can.” Bottom line, it is as though the legacy automakers have been trying to push their large snowballs up the Matterhorn. Meanwhile, Elon has already reached the top. And is rolling his...
  42. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Numbers ~ I am right brained in a left brain dominant world ~ period Having said that, the drive off assembly to hand off pipeline is relatively consistent. At least the pipeline is not filled will fossil fuel. I think the heads are spinning and eyes are popping out of...
  43. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing @Thumper, I read the article and almost saw it through your eyes until the picture of a burning inferno of a Model S. The author even states only the one Tesla Model S fire. GMC has a horrible record when it comes to Electric cars. ~ any where from removing electric cars...
  44. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Does this not make OEM want to be like Tesla production assembly lines kinda like (OEMs) go to the end of the line an take a number? If want a robot OEMs your so sc. . .’d @Chunky Jr. ~ thanks by the way:-)
  45. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing @Artful Dodger and or other Tesla historians and fact checkers. Q ~ didn’t Tesla buy the robotic engineering and production German company a couple of years back? The production is light years ahead of my Fremont factory tour as the M3 was ramping up back in October 2017...
  46. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Gifting ~ our daughter received a week ago her family Model Y. They love the car. I sat in the drive’s side rear seat. I loved the feel ~ not used to backseat. The feel was night and day an improvement over sitting in the same location of one of the first Model 3s in...
  47. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing Washington & EVs “Tesla makes up 60% of WA state’s car fleet“ (2% of entire car fleet). Damned good compared to 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 . . . Is it time for you to drive a new or used electric car? Here are some incentives in Washington state, Seattle Times Funny, the...
  48. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing The Sum of US dot org just sent an email stating that Toyota is funding opossion against environmental laws world wide. If this is true, then Toyota is aiming to be the next GM. It is one thing to not produce full on EVs; it is quite another to actively block...
  49. DragonWatch

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

    Edit: Actually our daughter born on 7Dec78 ~ since I allowed a fellow officer drive me to the hospital, he got lost and I almost missed the birth. In all honesty, I assumed like her brother, she would be waiting to exit; while I finished up an inspection. Then my friend tried to fly across a...
  50. DragonWatch

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

    Forward Observing As a PFC, holding the line, today looks like a refreshing crop of green. If there is any going down with the ship, well this PFC will be on board. @Papafox appears right on point today ~ thank you. Eloquently stated back when Elon invited investors to the opening of the...

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