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SolarCity solar panels. (Credit: SolarCity) Needless to say, Tesla Motors got hammered on all fronts this week. Everyone and anyone offered their two cents about Tesla's proposal to buy SolarCity. And two cents is being charitable. The old adage, "opinions are like , everyone has one," applied this week in more than a few [...]
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+Stewart Gee This is not the first time some automotive technology revolution has resulted in fear campaigns...
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Wayne, a WA resident based in St James, has become one of the first homeowners in the state to install a Tesla Powerwall at his property.
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A few weeks ago, we reported on a Tesla Model X owner being quoted $2,290 before tax by his local Tesla service center for the replacement of his panoramic windshield after it was damaged by a rock…
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The Tesla fairies have ears. Minnesota is a nasty place for glass. I was on my way to an appointment the last time it snowed this year and cut through one of the denser areas of overpasses. I was looking to the side to change lanes and there was a loud 'thwack' on the windshield. I looked back to see that a chunk of ice must have fell from an overpass and the timing was perfect so that it managed to just explode my drivers side wiper clean off (just the metal bracket was now pathetically wagging back and forth) Thankfully the snow had stopped enough so I could still see to drive, but that sort of think is all too common in this area.
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Exactly!
" Some knee jerk headlines say this acquisition defies “common sense.” But actually, it simply precedes it. Common sense once dictated that cool cars go “vroom,” rockets don’t come back intact, you can’t sell cars without dealerships, all-wheel-drive power trains use more fuel than two-wheel-drive ones, and about 96 percent of a factory’s spacial volume should be wasted. Common sense is permanently locked in an incestuous love pretzel with the status quo. Given too much rein, common sense will strangle us all. "
 
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It will take a while for investors, journalists and stock analysts to see it that way. But this isn’t the first time Tesla overestimated the public’s vision. You might remember the doub…
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well stated.
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" And in response, “SteveG3” noted:

indeed, it’s just shorts trying to create perception. I don’t know if the deal is good or bad, but, I’m also pretty confident that the shorts didn’t in the span of a few minutes analyze the two businesses and the probable outcomes of an acquisition and determine that SCTY is completely worthless when owned by Tesla, despite the market valuing it at ~$2B as a stand alone business an hour earlier. again, I see this as the shorts having a go at trying to create perception… "
 
What was the cause of the Tesla stock price plunge following the announcement of the (possible) SolarCity deal? Conventional wisdom says that it’s the result of the deal being a “bad one.” But what are the other interpretations? What about the notable…
What was the cause of the Tesla stock price plunge following the announcement of the (possible) SolarCity deal? Conventional wisdom says that it's the result of the deal being a
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"I see this as the shorts having a go at trying to create perception" You mean like they have been doing for the last few months. There is no shortage of 'analysts' providing half truths and arguments as to why things are doomed. The other main plus I see of this is that SCTY will have a bit more mass and not be able to blow with the wind. Sure they will try and short TSLA and pull the same crap, but at the current locus point of about $200, it's not going to be as profitable for them, so it may reduce the madness a bit. I have a feeling that come 2018, there is going to be a very different discussion going on around Tesla.
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My appologies to +Mathieu Bouvier for doubting his word.

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She seems to be the hostess in the WestWorld entrance hall.
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And Chicken Little exclaimed...
Elon Musk's SpaceX is building its first private space launch facility at Boca Chica Village near Brownsville, Texas.
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Listened to it. Quite poor journalism. 
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But a Spacex IPO is not likely imminent.
" The last comment he made was in 2013 when he said an IPO is "only possible in the very long term when Mars Colonial Transporter is flying regularly." "
From http://moneymorning.com/2015/12/22/will-there-finally-be-a-chance-to-invest-in-spacex-stock-in-2016/

and this;
https://www.reddit.com/r/spacex/comments/3f4idq/elons_email_to_spacex_employees_regarding_taking/
Build cheaper than anyone else. Price cheaper than anyone else. Lather, rinse, and repeat until the (presumed) IPO.
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Musk has given his opinion multiple times before on the stock market. The wolves will not get their hands on SpaceX anytime soon. Private investors don't bad mouth their investments in public and you can't short.
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Hmm. If only he could find an affordable launch service.
A former NASA manager of the ISS announced June 22 that he is starting a new venture that eventually plans to develop a private space station.
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And an affordable launch complex. http://spaceportcamden.us/
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And look what Radio Flyer makes.
http://tesla.radioflyer.com/build.html
 
Radio Flyer's CEO got the real thing: “What an amazing car! Everyone was all over it today!”
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Watch as admitted short position holder of both SCTY and TSLA advises actual shareholders to decrease the long term value of their investment so he can profit.
This plus all the vitriol on Seeking Alpha and other "investment" publications gives me even greater confidence that this is a very good move by Mr. Musk in the medium to long run.

Andrew Left, Citron Research Executive Editor, discusses Tesla's $2.8 billion bid for SolarCity saying that this deal represents the worst of Wall Street.
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If these "investment" bloggers knew anything, they'd be making so much money, they wouldn't need to blog.
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In 2017, Crew Dragon, the crew-carrying version of the upgraded Dragon 2 spacecraft, will restore the United States’ capability to fly humans to orbit.

The backbone of Dragon 2 is a metallic welded pressure vessel. SpaceX has completed manufacturing of the first two pressure vessels to be used for ground testing, and is currently manufacturing two Crew Dragon flight articles. The pressure vessel is the primary structure of the spacecraft that protects astronauts during ascent, while in outer space, and during entry and landing to provide a safe and controlled environment in which to travel and work.

Here is a picture of the first test article undergoing structural load testing. This demonstrates the spacecraft’s ability to withstand the tremendous forces it’s exposed to during space flight.

When we transport astronauts on Crew Dragon to the International Space Station next year, it will be within one of these pressure vessels that over the coming months will turn into a fully functional spacecraft.
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Is that the new Tardis Console?
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“changing the energy cycle from petroleum-based to solar-electric; and moving into space.”

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Elon Musk (born June 28, 1971) is an American engineer and entrepreneur best known for co-founding PayPalSpaceX and Tesla Motors. He is currently the CEO and CTO of SpaceX, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity. Musk is best known for having created the first viable production electric car of the modern era (Tesla Roadster), for designing a private successor to the Space Shuttle (F9/Dragon) and creating the world's largest Internet payment system (PayPal).

The Tagline has been changed (Nov09, 2012) from Verified to more active because Mr. Musk does indeed have a G+ profile that is verified ( +114461178896543099856 )   and he has used it for the occasional hangout and posted a few photos. However fans always want more, so I will continue to echo his Tweets and post news items till he (or his media minion) take on this task. However I do appreciate that he is an extremely busy individual and I guess spending his time changing the personal transportation industry and going to Mars rather than posting to various social media sites is acceptable. ;)






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