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    [–] JPMorgan slashes its Tesla Model 3 fourth-quarter forecast in half raptorman556 3 points ago in teslamotors

    Made 300? Your too low.

    They had made 260 as of 22 days ago. If they only produced 40 in the past 22 days, something has went horribly wrong.

    No one really knows how fast they're producing now, but I would guess 500-1000 produced so far.

    [–] [Scotto] Raptors are waiving Mcdaniels raptorman556 1 points ago in torontoraptors

    Yeah, but why keep him 2 games into the regular season? For what reason?

    [–] Tesla reportedly lands deal to build an EV factory in Shanghai raptorman556 3 points ago in Futurology

    Tesla is clearly trying to take a large bite out of the massive EV market in China.

    [–] B.C. to close loophole that gets around rent controls raptorman556 7 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Next to bombing, rent control seems in many cases to be the most efficient technique so far known for destroying cities.

    • Swedish left-leaning economist Assar Lindbeck

    There is no fixing this policy because it's a terrible policy. Economists universally despise it.

    Literally the best you can ever hope for is that rent control doesn't screw things up too bad.

    [–] Free Speech Friday raptorman556 1 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    I got nothing, but thoughts are out to you :) always a welcome ear here if needed

    [–] Joel Embiid 4-16 from the field, 0-6 from three, 3 turnovers, all Lowlights! raptorman556 1 points ago in nba

    I'm gonna enjoy coming back here and shitting on you when we eliminate you this year

    Well, that would require you to make the playoffs first.

    [–] Joel Embiid 4-16 from the field, 0-6 from three, 3 turnovers, all Lowlights! raptorman556 2 points ago in nba

    Didn't we beat you by 30-something tonight?

    Add in Embiid you might get it down to 25. I'm not too worried

    [–] Don’t blame equalization for Alberta’s fiscal mess raptorman556 3 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    Sure, but as he points out the disparity in money leaving the province is only about ~8% equalization program. I'm not saying it isn't significant, just that there are a lot bigger reasons at play.

    [–] Don’t blame equalization for Alberta’s fiscal mess raptorman556 -1 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    I disagree with CHT's, I think it would be far more efficient to have a federally administered plan.

    What does CST stand for?

    [–] Don’t blame equalization for Alberta’s fiscal mess raptorman556 12 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    His primary point that I took away was that the impact equalization programs have is grossly exaggerated.

    [–] Don’t blame equalization for Alberta’s fiscal mess raptorman556 18 points ago in CanadaPolitics

    As per usual, Tombe nails it.

    What about equalization? If the program was cancelled and all proceeds returned in equal per-person payments nationally, Alberta's $27-billion gap in 2015 would only fall to $25-billion.

    Pretty simple; equalization contributes relatively little to the transfer of money outside the province. I disagree with equalization personally, but Tombe is right in that the program gets blamed for a much larger impact than it really has.

    We're young and rich.

    And here lies the crux of the issue.

    Would excluding non-renewable resource revenue help? No. Alberta would still receive nothing, and Quebec would receive more. A lot more. I estimate its payment in 2017-18 would increase by $1.6-billion to nearly $12.7-billion.

    Typical Kenney populist rhetoric.

    To be sure, I fully disagree with the equalization program and I hope it gets eliminated. But people like to blame anything and everything on the equalization program when it's impact is relatively limited.

    [–] The US government underestimated solar energy installation in the US by 4,813% raptorman556 8 points ago in Futurology

    The projections are kind of hilarious - they seem to all think that solar constantly just peaked.

    Solar energy is really exciting, and with the recent rise of CSP solar that comes with integrated solar, it could rise even faster.