The famous "Golden Lago", parked on recently terraformed Titan, transported at great cost, by the world's new "Great Ghosn", himself, in one of the latest quantum-singularity lightships. Of course it has an electric drivetrain, but it retains the outer-lines (some say "outer limits"), of the original 1937 Giuseppe Figoni body design.
Mother of Pearl - Lustrous Lady in a Shrinking World...
On the "real investments" front: No ICO's, no Bitcoin in our portfolios. (My J-cutie walked by wearing her new bathing suit - she's off to the "Y" to go swimming...
amazing Asian bod, and at her age. We should be writing a Diet+Fitness Book. But so boring, it's a solved problem, right? Eat *lots* of good food, stay *really* active, and get good sleep, and do work that you really enjoy. Result?
Health & a thin body. Solved problem, until it isn't eh? and the "reaper" drops by for a chat, with a bottle of "Black Star"... <sigh>)
Anyway, here is the market observation for today: (I will have to start doing an Investment
Letter or some such thing. Samuel Johnson was right - writing for free is wrong.): I am fully long again, as I have never seen a market with such resilience. This market has had everything but the kitchen-sink thrown at it, and thrown by big people
And yet it keeps ticking along. Not a ripping great runaway boom, just a solid 2.9% GDP growth last year in good, old USAland. Goddamn good. Impressive, really. What it comes down to, is that North America
is still a fortress of sanity - more or less. Europe (really just the funny-talking French), want to impose a 3% "Digital Tax" on Google, Facebook and Amazon's world-wide income, if they do business in France. This is so crazy-stupid, that I just
laughed out loud, for a long, long time.
Why don't they just take a few of those lovely old St. Etienne revolvers, (one of the most beautiful production handguns ever made - some of them are just fine works of art!), and start shooting at each
other's toes? After a while, they might figure out that this is not really a good idea, right? Would it not also be fine, if they could learn to *shrink* (instead of constantly expanding) the great bloated beast that is their State-expenditure
"trudeau", as well? (A "trudeau" is a "water-hole" - ie. you are "in the hole", and "underwater", as a "mountain of debt" actually grows downward...) Could they not just *shrink* that stinking great slug of socialist-state-failure, and give their
"Gillet Jaunes" and other French citizens, who actually do the real work in the country, a chance to live, buy and sell, without being tax-assaulted all the time?
Poor France. They keep re-writing their same history, without really learning
too much from it. But my, those St. Etienne's are pretty...
And the French also made one of the most beautiful cars in all
of history - the Talbot-Lago, of 1937. The "Goutte d'eau" (tear-drop) car, with it's use of smooth reverse-curves at a time when automobiles were still mostly box-on-box designs, was revolutionary in both engineering and as pure artwork.
have a great love for France, a country where love & passion are respected and valued, and reasonable time is scheduled for meals (instead of Japan, for example, which flips it the other way around...). Hang in there, France. Of Course, We
Still Love You! Without your scientists, our doctors would still be treating tropical disease with air-freshener, and probably not even washing their hands before operations - like they did in England for hundred of years - until the "germ theory of
disease" was proven by Louis Pastuer in 1864. If you could just back off on that routinely-exploding *taxation* machine that your Enarchist's are so in love with, eh? Pull the plug on the filthy, soul-destroying State-sanctioned "tax monster",
and free the working people from their "economic Bastille".
For the rest of us, just invest in North-Am Co's in either "BAMA" - (the Boston-Atlanta Metro Axis), the "Golden Horseshoe" around Ontario Lacus, or the "People's Republic of Califoxico".
You'll probably do just fine. Sometimes it will hurt a bit, but if you stick with quality, and make sure to read the back-pages of those annual and quarterly reports, and dump the skanky gunk that fails to make money, obfuscates results or uses fibrillated
language, you will likely live long and prosper.
In the far-future, things will probably not change much. (see sci-fi image at upper-right...)