Positive things from 2020.............

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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,418
    • Kids loving remote learning, getting “A” grades across the board, and higher than 4 GPA’s.
    • Wife loving remote working, will probably never go back to the downtown office in L.A.
    • Biggest earnings ever, luckily (well, theoretically, there’s also some talent involved, so not just luck). 💰💰
    • New truck.
    • New horse trailer.
    • Really getting to enjoy our wonderful home and neighborhood more than usual. Great people living in our area. Very respectful.
    Alea jacta est!
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  • NotaSuv
    NotaSuv Posts: 3,156
    GM finally built a legendary car after four decades of nothing...

    LOL legendary now thats farkin funny..clearly you are totally out of the loop when it comes to the major problems already suffered.wow where to begin..but then again maybe if you actually had one...a little research before posting will do ya good...need the links ?? I am happy to supply em....thanks for the evenings chuckle.....
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,908
    edited January 1
    NotaSuv wrote: »
    GM finally built a legendary car after four decades of nothing...

    LOL legendary now thats farkin funny..clearly you are totally out of the loop when it comes to the major problems already suffered.wow where to begin..but then again maybe if you actually had one...a little research before posting will do ya good...need the links ?? I am happy to supply em....thanks for the evenings chuckle.....

    I can guarantee with certainty I know more about these cars than you do, and am keenly aware of every issue they have had, from valve springs to DCT issues and fit/finish concerns... ALL of them. I have 40 years in the car business including management, from sale to service, and to assembly line, for many different makes. The biggest POS vehicles on the planet happen to be Jeeps...

    I have many friends that are influential collectors, designers and executives in the car business as well. As for you, I have had enough of your BS and casting aspersions on my knowledge, experiences and character.

    Welcome to my bozo list, and thanks for the offer to buy my Krell. I would rather give it away to PFB than sell to you for triple my price.
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  • butterbean
    butterbean Posts: 323
    Covid shut us down (GM) for 2 months. A cold shutdown, which means no one other than housekeeping in our plants. That is disastrous for a plant rolling out a new product! That causes issues and ripples throughout the production process. Not to mention the usual engineering changes, and production problems. That rocket is a beast!
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    We did NOT get hit by a dinosaur killing asteroid.

    Explains those anklyosauruses that were rootin' around in the trash yesterday...
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,908
    We did NOT get hit by a dinosaur killing asteroid.

    No, but the Borg are working on a trans-warp conduit as we speak.
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    “If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,186
    Anklyosauruses

    I thoughf that you might have been trying to sneak in a fancy madeup word, but...

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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,463
    My wife commented just the other day that while 2020 was not a great year by any means for us we are thankful that for a change we did not lose a family member or close friend. Funny she said that to me as recently I was thinking the exact same thing.
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,418
    Looking back on the mood in February and March, when the markets crashed faster than ever in history, and more that at any time since the Great Depression, it seemed that we could be in for a horrendous 2020. Not just deaths, but the potential for a sustained economic collapse.

    The incredible resilience of businesses, and the consumer, not just in the 🇺🇸, but around the world, has been impressive. Some businesses (online retail) went from strength to strength, fueled by the consumer, and demand (servers, technology).

    Remote working and learning is leading to a fundamental reset of some business models, and it’s likely to remain beyond 2021 in some sectors, improving cost structures for the businesses involved, and quality of family life for the employees.

    A lot of truly impressive things happened in 2020, and we are likely to emerge significantly stronger as a country when all is said and done.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,330
    Anklyosauruses

    I thoughf that you might have been trying to sneak in a fancy madeup word, but...


    Would I do that?
    Next you'll be fact-checking on the fearsome Uncleosaurus. :o

    On topic: US Stock market indices (Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ) all at record high levels. Go figure.
  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,418
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    On topic: US Stock market indices (Dow, S&P, and NASDAQ) all at record high levels. Go figure.
    Markets tend to like stability and predictability. The events of today removed most of the uncertainty of recent weeks.

    Also, the prospect of bigger stimulus checks following the results from Georgia seems to have added about 10% upside to financials in particular... not that I’ll be getting one. I didn’t qualify last time either, and that’s a good thing.
    Alea jacta est!
  • mrbigbluelight
    mrbigbluelight Posts: 8,186
    edited January 8
    Well that and the fact that the fiat money machine shooting out money like Carters' Little Liver Pills makes the value of the dollar head for the basement so that soon we'll be repeating the episode of the German mark during the Weimar Republic but in the interim the Stock Market is artificially inflated to FAB-U-LOUS levels therby causing awe among the minions .
    But Good Times, eh !
    At least untiil the barrel goes over the falls.

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  • BlueFox
    BlueFox Posts: 14,414
    Kex wrote: »
    Markets tend to like stability and predictability. The events of today removed most of the uncertainty of recent weeks.

    Also, the prospect of bigger stimulus checks following the results from Georgia seems to have added about 10% upside to financials in particular... not that I’ll be getting one. I didn’t qualify last time either, and that’s a good thing.

    Even only working 4 months in 2019, and then retiring, I still made too much to qualify for the stimulus. While my 2020 income would qualify, hopefully the country will get back on track, and the stimulus payments won't be necessary. However, we do need to defeat the virus to make any real progress in 2021.

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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,463
    .....really!? Again, another thread hitting the rails.
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  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 7,659
    Please stop with the back and forth bickering or this thread will be closed.
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,366
    Yeah, c'mon man, practice some unity why dontcha? LOL.
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