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Comment Re:Ways around this (Score 2) 395

Your argument is that he is qualified to be in the White House because he inherited a bunch of money. Essentially, he is in the White House because of an accident of birth: you are arguing for something like a hereditary monarchy if his money qualifies him to be there.

His wealth and possessions are not impressive because he inherited the bulk of his wealth and would be wealthier had he not managed it himself.

Why do you think he refused to disclose his tax returns? We know he didn't pay taxes for a decade, so what worse information is there in his returns? Since image is everything to him, I suspect that his tax returns would show that his wealth is far smaller than he claims.

He's someplace I wish I could be, with resources I wish I had. To me, that's pretty damn successful.

I suspect that many, many people could be in the same position as him, had they got the same start in life as Trump had.

Comment Re:Ways around this (Score 2, Insightful) 395

What, exactly, are the factual mistakes in my post?

Do you dispute that he inherited a large fortune? Do you dispute, perhaps that his father bailed him out? Do you dispute that he claimed revenue rather than profits for his Scottish golf course?

Because all of these things are documented facts. Not "alternative facts", or fake news, but real, actual facts. But then, I should not be surprised that an enthusiastic Trump supporter would have difficulty recognizing facts.

You are simply uninformed. Perhaps you are wilfully blind to facts? Or perhaps, just stupid?

Comment Re:Ways around this (Score 5, Interesting) 395

He has some skills, but the idea that he amassed billions is laughable. He inherited a large amount of money and his investments have not performed as well as the overall market.

And that's based on the best estimate of his wealth. It's quite possible that his wealth is significantly less than he claims. As a concrete example of this, in the disclosures he made as a presidential candidate, he listed some $20M in income from his golf course in Scotland: problem is, it's losing money. The $20M is revenue, not profit.

So, let me throw that back at you and suggest that you are not as smart as you think you are.

Comment Re:Fastest growing share is easy when you start at (Score 1) 382

If it takes 10 minutes to charge one battery, then you can charge lot of busses during the night, one after the other. You don't need to charge them all at the same time.

Your claim about partial charging doesn't seem to be accurate either. In general, what seems to kill today's Lithium Ion batteries appears to be topping them up to fully charged. It's probably better for battery life to max out at 90% charge.

Comment Re:Fastest growing share is easy when you start at (Score 1) 382

They take all night to charge at the fastest charge speed. which means you need to bring in some rather beefy power distribution to your maintenance site. It also means that if you run a 24 hour bus schedule that you'll have to have to have extra buses and rotate them through charging.

From which orifice did you pull that misinformation?

Comment Re:Conversations before Appointment (Score 1) 890

I think we are a long way from a Trump impeachment and conviction. I still can't see the Republicans sacrificing themselves when they control Congress and, at least no.inally the White House.

I think that the Republican leadership is chomping at the bit to get Trump impeached. Pence is a much preferable president for the Republicans.

Comment Re:Hit peak? (Score 1) 161

There are other reasons. Only about two years ago, I spoke to someone who had just moved his startup from Austin to the Bay Area. This is someone who has profitably exited several startups, so he has some credibility.

His reason to move: in Austin, he can't find employees who can afford to work for little to no salary while the startup bootstraps itself. In the Bay Area, there are larger numbers of people who are both inclined to take a risk and wealthy enough to afford it.

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