Off the Xmas card list
Never mind eh , won't be long til the pubs are open.
OK, I know I'm dragging this topic way off course, but it's nearly Christmas and all that......Just a thought . In these times of apologising for slavery when people were physically stolen and forced to work many have missed the fact that we are all ( i'm not any longer) still slaves but the chains are made of debt .
..and a thought on the Brave New World ...when currently money is actually based on hours productivity by wage slaves ...how will wealth be measured when no one works?
Im always amazed at the amounts of money involved.didnt the bloke who owns Amazon get about a billion a week at the start of lockdown.Lots of folk dont believe it but here we are with another example of where were at at why .. 2 billion aint to be sniffed at Pfizer Pfffff..
and Ellon Musk just made £14 billion ( now worth 104 billion $ ) when Tesla went on the S&P top 500 companies list ..
the founder of zoom just increased his share by £1.8 billion
and The founder of Nike made another £1.4 billion
thats in the last week all on the back of a lockdown pandemic ... there are more ..
and in relation to autonomous vehicles :
Tesla was not the only electric vehicle stock to spike this week. Xpeng, a Chinese electric automaker founded by billionaire He Xiaopeng, announced sophisticated new autonomous driving software on Friday. The company, which has already reported record sales in China in September and October, was up 28% for the week. Xiaopeng now has a net worth of $10.6 billion, a weekly increase of $2.4 billion.
I trawled the FBHVC web site earlier and they half-heartedly mention this as they believe it refers to new SALES rather than new registrations, but being the "cup half empty and most of that is piss" type of guy I don't share their blind optimism until I can see it in black & white. What's needed is a small group of enthusiasts who could take note of impending changes and warn others in the hope that............... Wake up Gary.IF, as I believe is the ACTUAL wording , that there will be no new diesel or petrol powered REGISTRATIONS ( totally different and more far reaching than 'sales' then we will see a huge affect on any IC powered imports ( especially Historic ).
I've had mine so long Nige folk tell me I will be buried in it.....and maybe that WILL be the case LOL., I dont care how much stuff is "worth" its a tedious job being worried about "getting out in front" its only money.I've abandoned any thought of my car being an investment. I will enjoy it while I can but suspect I will have to pretty much write it off at the end of the day. I might even buy another while I can.
The world has changed hideously. I don't get a lot of people though, even my generation. Someone at work keeps banging on about how great lockdown is because they have barely touched their wage. They don't seem to realise that's because they are among the 'living dead' - work, tv, sleep, eat, work, repeat.
I'm so glad I spent my money on cars and travel while I could, but when I say that to work colleagues, they think I'm mad not to be putting my money away for "later". There is no later, or at least not one you'd care to save up for.
Waaaay off topic, but this has become a really interesting thread!