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Breaking Blog Silence To Clarify My Bullish Beliefs

Outside of the morning technical reports and Sunday prophesies, it has been difficult lately to address the reading class at iBankCoin.  Spending more than a few minutes among the cretinous commentors around here puts me in the mood to find the nearest group of camouflage-wearing numbskulls and tell them to, “send their biggest goon my way, so I may rip his throat out with my teeth.”

I work hard to maintain an even temper.  Coming from a long line of angry men, being calm takes a variety of physical and mental exercises.  Taming the burning rage inside of me has paid off better than any formal education.  There is a lack of commitment to the grind on these pages.  When I am showing a reader how to “stack his leafy green lettuce for his ‘getting money’ BLT,” all these traphouse trolls do is talk out of the side of their mouth—not respecting a real player’s time.

Then some of you have the nerve to express your squalid lack of faith for Mankind’s Last Hope, our One True Leader, a ray of hope in an abyss of darkness.  Of course I am speaking of Elon Musk (all Praise and Glory to The Leader) and his team of engineers at Tesla.  He has repeatedly proven his ability to raise cash for his ‘fantasies’ in a variety of ways.  He actually believes the science community, who is screaming from the roof that climate change is the biggest risk to our species.  And he is smashing through obstacles to alter the path we are taking.

The kind of people who believe in the ideas pitched by Musk (Praise) are also the kind of people who tend to be economically successful during their brief stay here on earth.  Let that sink in.  It is not an ancient bloodline that provides wealth today, but optimism and the courage to work.  So when Musk needs some walking around money for Tesla, he puts on a show and collects ‘reserve money’.  The move is working.  They are Kickstarters for people with millions of dollars.  When he needed a more substantial cash injection he went over to the bond market, where his debt offering was rabidly oversubscribed to.

Hunter S. Thompson insisted the mid-80s created a Generation of Swine which came into existence alongside the birth of 24-hour cable news being mainlined into our brains.  I agree, but it seems internet news has made our collective psyche even more pig-like.  Negativity spreads faster then the flu in a call center.  It is cheaper than ever to churn up some mud for everybody to roll around in.

If it bleeds, it leads.

But all I want to document during these early days of the internet is “how I get mine.”  By writing down my thoughts I cement these valuable tactics into my brain and hopefully start conversations that lead to either you or me achieving that next ‘a-ha’ moment where we elevate our game.

For those same reasons I host Stocktwits meetups here in Detroit.

Listen, I added to my Tesla investment yesterday.  I started to write a piece about why I bought more Tesla, but the words that came out read like something from 4chan.  I realized a disease state had taken hold inside my body, some kind of dark aberration.  I had to draft the piece and go sit silently on a rug for two hours.

Then I came back to my computer and added to my Twitter investment also.

I spent the rest of the day reading old philosophy books and working in the gardens.  Then I stayed up late to watch the Tesla semi event and crypto-fork.

So while it has been quiet over here on the RAUL blog, I am still out here getting mine.  Going forward, I hope you do not feel embarrassed to ask about how I come to an investment conclusion or why I trade a certain way or what types of tools I use.  Hopefully you realize I respect your time, the reader class.

Also what the hell, man?  How are so few of you believing in the crypo-currency revolution?

*r.i.p. lil peep*

Raul Santos, November 17th, 2017

 

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15 comments

  1. sarcrilege

    yo, brah, it might be tough to rip anybody’s throat out with dentures.. dental professionals might help w/ retooling

    You either dont believe in free markets or decided to turn this fin. blog into comedy stop. WTF is this?

    Then some of you have the nerve to express your squalid lack of faith for Mankind’s Last Hope, our One True Leader, a ray of hope in an abyss of darkness. Of course I am speaking of Elon Musk (all Praise and Glory to The Leader) and his team of engineers at Tesla.

    Musk is a promoter and Tesla would never exist in free markets w/o funny money stolen from taxpayers and the hoax that global warming is. Climate is changing all the time but hey, Orwellian play w/ words obviously works. Sheesh.. seriously?

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    • juice

      the thing dubbed ‘climate change’ is the effect human beings have on the climate. Do you or do you not think that 8 billion and counting human beings can have a deleterious effect the climate? Even you may acknowledge that 8 billion humans may have more of an effect than say the 1 billion humans which walked the Earth back in the year 1800

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      • sarcrilege

        this is from your commie misinformation marxist pos elite propaganda mouthpiece that you fell for.
        Explain: https://youtu.be/6v66SPTYqF0

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        • juice

          you did not answer the question asked .. and you as well accused me of falling for something I have never seen. So you are not only an evader but a malicious liar. Apparently logic evades you, hence your belief in that ridiculous delusional anti-Jew manuscript.

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          • sarcrilege

            I answered your question with a 20min presentation which debunks any notion that humans affect climate in any significant measure. In fact, the effect is so pathetically insignificant that it”s not worth spilling any digital ink on it. Climate change/warming is a plot to control nations globally. It’s a power grab, further defrauding the masses by enforcing carbon credits and altering our behaviour as they see fit. Dictatorship. Is it that difficult to comprehend? So no, I dont acknowledge that humans have any deciding effect on climate. Our environment? Yes. Climate? No.

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          • juice

            The FACT that a vermin-like overpopulation of the human being has a deleterious effect on the planet is simply common sense if one has any shred of intellect and rationality. The fact that a FACT, such as human-induced climate change will be usurped by a group to further its own agenda, such as a ‘power grab’, etc., does not change the initial fact. Since you are a blind believer in the other group, you immediately dismiss the FACT on religious-like grounds.

            So you have the intellect to see that human beings affect our environment but you don’t have the intellect or rationality to extrapolate that fact to include the climate. Do some more independent thinking on the matter and don’t blindly fit your opinion into the whole dictatorship/control/protocols of zion meme.

            For instance, take a temperate climate of say 50 degrees F. The house is empty, what will the temperature be inside the house without any heating or cooling? 50 F, right? Now put in a family of 5, with their cooking, fireplace heating, body heat, etc. Maybe the house will heat up a few degrees. Now put a party of 50 in there. Do you not think the climate in that house will heat up even further? Do you not think that the current population of 8 billion + with its destruction of forests, air/water/earth pollution, cementing over the earth with cities, roadways, etc., etc.has not had an effect on the climate compared to the 1 billion humans prior to the industrial age in 1800?

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  2. juice

    well said Raul

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  3. ferd

    What’s with all the snowflake bloggers on ibc standing around waiting for someone to genuflect in their direction? Get over yourselves. Fly has matured to the point where I truly believes that he doesn’t give a shit …and he lets things just roll. Try to follow his fine example.

    I agree on Musk. One can bitch about how he gets his dreams funded …but he gets it done in the world as it exists …yeah Sarc, maybe not as it would ideally be. He is an inspirational figure.

    Lastly, it is lazy bigotry – – and not helpful – – to generalize about a whole generation.

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  4. probucks

    RIP Lil Peep. His music will be missed. I wasn’t a fan but I appreciated how he helped move the sub-genere emo-trap into the mainstream

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  5. probucks

    TWTR: Congrats. I’ve been bullish on TWTR since $14.5 and continue to be so. Long-term potential is there, fundamentals look good, and path to profitability is intact.

    Tesla & Musk: Being a man so dedicated to the scientific method, testing, math, and science, I wonder how you make a logical argument for TSLA’s fundamentals. Tesla is one of the most fictitious companies listed on the Nasdaq. Very few companies, like Amazon (who benefits from being an internet monopoly), eclipse the insane multiple, expectations, and projections that this stock has to justify it’s price. It’s rather paradoxical to have cult-like-faith-based- optimism in an irrationally priced market for TSLA shares, all while championing science and objectivism.

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  6. probucks

    Climate change is real – but it’s always been real. The climate has always changed and has always had a dynamic environment that adjusted with life in the water and life on the surface as long as LIFE has been around.

    Earth’s habitability doesn’t fluctuate based on a moral compass based on how hospitable you are to the the rest of life onboard this planet.

    It’s rather naive to think that humans wont be able to adapt and change along side the extremely slow-changing climate changes that come with human exploration and innovation. Being an alarmist is short sighed and undercuts the thousands of years of human ingenuity that has brought us to be the dominate species.

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  7. probucks

    Futuristic tales always told of humans with bubble helmets on, flying cars, sky-cities, and machines that crank out food on request.

    Species die, new ones are created. Ice sheets melt and then reform later. Waters rise, and then recede. It’s too fucking cold around here anyway… we’ll be fine and dandy, just dont live below sea level like a moron.

    My faith in humanity and science is much too great to be swayed by the hype and immediacy around senseless solutions to problems that politicians and the science community barely understand to begin with.

    Beware the cult of naive interventionism

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  8. probucks

    That being said – You’re by far, top of the list of “best NQ traders” I’ve ever come across. Don’t let the turd throwing convince you that your marksman quality analysis isn’t greatly appreciated.

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  9. pb

    The reader class of cretinous commenters strikes back: on Friday, a co-worker asked if I wanted some kool-aid. I was like, “WTF? (and visions of Tesla popped into my head)”. Turns out, he had a mini-container of concentrated kool-aid product designed to be added to a typical water bottle. That’s great, but I don’t drink kool-aid, real or otherwise. The very idea is abhorrent. One must have standards.

    Looking into Tesla a bit deeper, it is striking that the company (and leader) has very much in common with the person for which it was named. For example (per Wikipedia):

    On questions concerning the death ray, Tesla stated, “But it is not an experiment … I have built, demonstrated and used it. Only a little time will pass before I can give it to the world.”

    Whoops, another Tesla fantasy. One of many.

    Keep an eye on that yen. I am long yen and short NQ. Starter positions, to be sure.

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  10. celeste

    Nice read Raul, don’t post much but always appreciate your thoughts.

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