Still invested, just overseas.
Still invested, just overseas.
If you believe that, you are an idiot.
The speaking fees are influence fees.
It's clearly an advantage. But one that can go away overnight.
As soon as a big currency is managed better than the US dollar, it will take over.
But the other major currencies don't even appear to be trying. If anything they are getting worse and are proud about it.
Even my German cousins now have to admit VWs are crap. If you know any Germans, you would realize how hard it is for them to admit that. But the fact is that VW is on their 'never again' list.
I tasted it about 30 years ago. Blech.
Your priority should be to hack up your firmware with a new high, but still reasonable, version number. So they won't downgrade your ECU to the clean one.
Water cooled VWs are junk, always have been. No loss.
You realize VW is largely owned by a German state (and the Porsche family)? Good luck with that, you'll be suing them in their own courtroom.
They don't just pretend to compete. Do you know how a power pool dispatches units?
Owners bid into the market (the default bid is the unit's marginal cost), the system stacks the bids up against the load, cheapest first. Tells the units what to do, than pays them all their generation times the highest price unit running that hour.
All done in an auditable and transparent way. They are competing and they all make independent decisions regarding capacity expansion. The intention is to shake out the 'fat dumb and happy' nature of the government sponsored monopolists and have the most competitive organizations take over. They don't really want 7 parts, but likely expect 4 of them to fail and be bought up by the successful (hopefully from neighboring regions to promote more competition).
Of course that description is drastically simplified, ignores transmission, capacity charges and operational issues (where in 'emergencies' economics are just ignored until after the mess is handled).
We might have met, my client at the time was ETSA.
You _can_ just make an addition to your home. But you are going to have a problem when it comes time to sell the house.
The stewardess with the velcro shoes? Sublime?
Fancy wine? From upstate NY? LOL.
Yes I've tasted NY wine. Blech. Gallo is better. Missouri wine is better.
I did gallon milk jug gravity bongs of Ozark mountain retardo soaked in honey oil back when my tolerance was joints of mexican swag.
The second one was definitely an O.D...I'm glad nobody had phone cameras (or cell phones) when I was a kid.
These days, every year or three, I cook all my trim down in olive oil. People make stuff, brownies etc. I always warn them, but they never titrate their doses. O.D.s are more common than they should be. Nausea, claustrophobia, sweats, dizziness, paranoia, can last hours. Solution is 'eat your buzz': Get one saltine cracker down. Then a second. Repeat. Starchy things are best.
I don't like edibles. Boring long sleepy buzz.
Great for chemo patients and anybody who wants to be out of their head for 10 hours, sometimes even wake up hungry.
They need to sneak up on their dose. Buying random edibles is crazy. Poor quality control and consistency. Even if you find the same product two times.
2001 was released in 1968. Years after the first man made orbit, after the first space walks.
The had pictures of earth from orbit.
The docking sequence was dazzling eye candy in 1968. You have to admit it could use an edit for brevity now.
No. 2001 was one of the first 'eye candy' movies. It suffered from it. Can you stay awake through the space docking sequence?
'Forbidden Planet' was an old movie with about the right amount of special effects (and a beautiful pair of tits!)
As in certain cults it is possible to kill a process if you know its true name. -- Ken Thompson and Dennis M. Ritchie