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NapervilleBuck

Plainfield, IL (via Born in Elyria, OH, raised in Bay Village, OH)

Member since 04 March 2012 | Blog

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  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Archie Griffin
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  • NFL TEAM: Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Blackhawks (no hockey in Cleveland)
  • NBA TEAM: Cavs
  • MLB TEAM: Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Chelsea

Recent Activity

Comment 08 Apr 2016

Sleazy - Must be watching the Halftime Report on CNBC now (as I am).  From an investment perspective, all three analysts are a no buy.  Valuation is way too high, they have over committed and under delivered on too many occasions, and they don't think they can ramp up to the level necessary to deliver at the levels they are committing too.

Comment 07 Apr 2016

Excellent movie, I was in high school at the time when things really heated up there in the 70's.  Cleveland was the bomb capital of the world at the time.  Remember it well, follows pretty closely to real life.

What sucked was that most of it was filmed in Detroit.  WTF!

Comment 05 Apr 2016

One export coming out of the region that requires protection/prevention is terrorism.

Comment 04 Apr 2016

At 240 or a supercharger, I should be able to know out burgers and fries in no time!

Comment 04 Apr 2016

There is a big difference between taking a tax deduction in your annual tax returns for expenses/capitalization vs. grants, guaranteed loans and other subsidies to prop up a business.  And in the case of Tesla, solar and wind companies, they get both (normal expense/capitalization deductions reducing their tax liability) and the addition of direct subsidies.

On a consumer/tax payer level here's an example.  Me getting a tax deduction on my property taxes (taxes I already paid) when i file my federal tax return has a different "cost" to the taxpayer then forgiving someone's college loan and paying it off for them.  Same as Exxon (or any other corporation) taking a tax deduction for allowable expenses to build an oil rig (dry hole or not) and Uncle Sam writing a check to Solyndra to build a solar energy plant (guaranteed loan yes but capitalizing a business none the less).

Tax deductions are not the same as direct subsidies/cash no matter what you call them.  One is a business expense the other a handout intended to prop up a business that can't make it on it's own yet.  What ever happened to private investment and bank loans/lines of credit?

Don't even get me started on buying and selling emissions/carbon credits.  ;-)

Comment 04 Apr 2016

Just thinking out loud but if i were to run a food truck at the supercharger stations, people could grab a good bite to eat while charging.  HHHhhhmmmmmmm..  

20 mins is pretty quick for a 120 mile charge

Comment 04 Apr 2016

I am not aware of direct subsidies or payments (such as grants, guaranteed loans, etc.) being made to oil companies to produce oil and gas in the same way that solar, wind, electric car companies get.  There are provisions in the tax code for deductions associated with expense and capitalization to produce, much like there are for other industries.

Help me out of I have missed something.  Can you cite examples?

Comment 04 Apr 2016

Just curious, how long does it take to get a full charge on the current models and what are they saying on future models?

Comment 04 Apr 2016

We have been less reliant on foreign oil for some time now.  We are actually the world's third largest producer of oil.

I am good with new technologies as well, just don't think its appropriate for the taxpayer to foot the bill (tax payer credits, company subsidies, direct capital infusion, guaranteed loans, etc).  If it is profitable and makes good business sense, why should the taxpayer fund it?  It's a basic capitalistic/economic business model, not politics (although it has certainly turned into politics that last 10-15 years). 

Comment 04 Apr 2016

Sorry but 200 miles a day is not a long trip.  if i am driving somewhere for a 'trip', it's 500-800 miles a day, maybe more.  It would take me 4 days to drive to Atlanta from Chicago.  BTW, I could be wrong but that 200-250 miles claim is without A/C, radio, etc. (could be wrong)

That said, I still maintain in that the hybrid model is the way to go (I have one).  Best of both worlds and longer range.  I think all electric is great for work commuting, grocery getting, kids to school, etc. 

Comment 04 Apr 2016

And this is why we have almost $20 trillion in debt.  "Well we do it with these guys so let's just keep going".  

Comment 03 Apr 2016

Sorry NorCal, that's just not true

http://dailycaller.com/2015/08/10/tesla-is-hemorrhaging-money-despite-millions-in-govt-subsidies/

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hy-musk-subsidies-20150531-story.html

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/397162/tesla-and-its-subsidies-phil-kerpen

Comment 02 Apr 2016

And none of those were business enterprises at the time of their research funding.  The early origins of the internet were formed for government/academic use, not commercial.  Jet research was for military use, then went commercial.  Safer car research yes but the government did not provide capital so car companies could retrofit their factories to include seat belts.  There are cancer research endeavors that get government funding but big pharma companies don't get that.  

Government investment/incentives in Tesla, GM, Ford, Solyndra, GE (wind) are all commercial enterprises.  There is a difference.  Why should we, the taxpayers, capitalize a company like Tesla?  Electric motors for cars have been around for over 100 years.

Comment 02 Apr 2016

Why should tax payers be funding new technology?  Not to get political [MOD EDIT, then don't get political] 

I also think we can solve many of our power producing problems using nuclear energy vs. fossil fuels.  Continue to make it safer, cheaper, etc.  Also, natural gas which we have a huge abundance of, can go a long way in reducing the use of refined petroleum products in say trucking and power plants.  

From a transportation perspective, I personally think hybrid cars are the way to go, you get the best of both worlds.  Fuel/energy efficiency and the ability to travel much longer distances.  We have one, Lexus RX450.  Had for 5 years, love it and gets 30 MPG in the city, pretty good for a heavy vehicle.  My sons hybrid Civic got him almost 50 mpg.  I have to think they can do better, especially with lighter/stronger materials.  There is a place for all electric cars for sure but I think we need both.

Your mileage may vary.  Great off season discussions.  

Not a hater, call me an Adam Smith capitalist.  ;-)

Comment 26 Mar 2016

We actually now live in Plainfield (built a new home off Heggs Road between 119th and 127th), you?

BTW, we have a bigger issue, my son and I are Chelsea fans.  Hahahaha

We watched this game from Quigley's.  Up the Chels!!!!

Comment 26 Mar 2016

Not saying it is purely Jurgen's fault but it is his responsibility to get results.  The team constantly underperforms and don't get results especially in games they should win.  What is with the lineups he puts out there, constantly playing players out of position?

Jose Mourinho is one of the top 5 managers in the world but he lost his Chelsea team and it was time to move on.  I fear the USMNT will continue to regress under Klinsmann, perhaps its just not the right fit.

Comment 26 Mar 2016

Respectfully disagree.  USMNT quality has steadily declined over the last few years, especially after the last World Cup.   I just don't see the progress needed to take this program to the next level.