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Volvo, Now That They Have Me As A Customer (Again), Is Emboldened To Consider An IPO.


by Anura Guruge


My Volvo CARE leased XC60 in Moosehead Lake, Maine last month, a week-into the lease.

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Google News’.

I don’t think it was a coincidence. I think they realized that IF they could win me over — they must be doing real good.

To be honest, I had no idea that Volvo was not a public company. I just looked them up in Wikipedia. Ah! Ah? Wow. Wow. Wow. Volvo cars is Chinese owned? Yikes. I need to look this up. I thought they were Swedish. I am not sure I want a Chinese car.

Well, well, well. I was THINKING that I might subscribe to the IPO, but not if it is Chinese owned.

These days nothing is like what you had hoped & expected.

What IF Garmin Supposed Ransomware Attack Is A DISGUISED Hack From China (Or Google)?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE & skim. From ‘Google News’.


Click image to access my post from 4-days ago.


I was at least 4-hours AHEAD of the pack. As soon as I heard that Garmin had been down for a ‘few’ hours I suspected a HACK. It was much, much later that others cottoned onto this & the rumors of the ransomware surfaced.

I am, however, still NOT convinced.

Being the professional cynic that I am (& a pioneering hacker from the early the 1970s) I have doubts.

What if the supposed ransomware is BUT a ruse to cover up a MASSIVE hack. Yes, the files & data has been encrypted per ransomware, BUT what if they sucked up all the data beforehand.

I am convinced, rightly or wrongly, that we are headed for a major cyber war with China. I think China is trying out their technology & tactics all over the place, Australia in particular. I have a theory that this could be China trying it out on a medium size US company — though I think many of the Garmin servers are in Europe.

Then again, it might be Google! Remember they are in the process of buying up FitBit. Plus, they are HUNGRY for fitness/health data. By hacking Garmin they get access to millions of active users!

Think about it.

P.S., I am a Garmin shareholder, & yes, I sold some of my GRMN shares today, on the news. SMILE.


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What Am I Thinking: Are The Cyber Attacks In Australia, A Dress Rehearsal By China, For The U.S. Pre-Election?

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Click to ENLARGE & study. From ‘Google News’. Google as I have shown …


Not sure how many of you have been following this, i.e., MASSIVE cyber attacks in Australia that the Australian GOVERNMENT believes is from China, STATE-SPONSORED at that.

OK?

Scary?

I thought last week’s Twitter hack was related. It still could prove to be so. They are clever enough to provide some convenient red herrings to throw us off course.

So, what I am THINKING.

Is this just a DRESS REHEARSAL?

Real target is the U.S., pre-election.

Biden, just yesterday, said that he has had security briefings that intimate that China & Russia plan to interfere with the election. See below.

This worries I.

I think the Chinese have had it up to their eye-teeth with the US.

They have the resources. This could get UGLY with all of us as helpless pawns.

Have YOU thought about this?

Should you?


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Did YOU Know That ‘Winnie The Pooh’ Is Banned In China?

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Click to access BBC coverage. Google for more if you wish.


I happened to hear this on the radio the other day, & didn’t believe it. Made a note to Google it. WOW. It is true.

So, FUNNY too. Jeez. Two things. Did not realize that Xi Jinping was that VAIN & he has lost a lot of weight over the last couple of years.

How Trump must wish he could wield this kind of power over the media. Oh, WOW.

Amazing.

I have Chinese friends. I like China. But, recently I keep on stumbling upon things about China that does NOT impress I much.

What do YOU think?


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720 Chinese Dancing Dragons Expected At Singapore ‘Peace & Prosperity’ Festival On December 21, 2109.

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Click image to access the Facebook page for this event.


I happened to see this on Facebook. The “Largest Mass Lion Dance Display” caught my eye because I am very partial to Chinese Dragon Dancing. So, I read more.

Wow. Over the top. What you would expect from mega-rich, ultra-ambitious Singapore. Good for them. They are going for some other records too — e.g., 54 Lamborghinis in a parade. Interestingly, they do not mention the ‘Guinness Book of Records‘. Maybe they don’t take Guinness Records that seriously in Singapore. Could be a cultural thing.

Anywho ….

I am sure we will see videos of this on YouTube. I will try and remember to check.

Just wanted to give you a decent heads up.

Happy New Year.


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As I Have Repeatedly Said This Tariff ‘War’ With China Was BOGUS From Start — Just A Donald Trump ‘Wet’ Farce.

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All I can say is:

QED —
Yet again (maybe for the 3rd time).

{look it up. It will do you good.}

Just type ‘tariffs’ into this blog’s search ‘trench’.


Today’s BIG headline — from CNBC.
Google for more. Plenty of coverage.


I have from the start CLAIMED very publicly, on this blog that these are empty threats.

Push comes to shove, Donald Trump will back down. He has done so consistently.

It is embarrassing. It is a farce. When will people come to see it — like I do. Do not get excited. It will never happen. SMILE.


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Selfies My Way — Since It Is Obligatory When I Visit ‘Cinemagic’ In Portsmouth; October 25, 2019.

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Yes, you are free to steal these pictures.


We were back at the ‘Cinemagic‘ and taking ‘a selfie my way’ is de rigueur. I don’t think I have ever been to Cinemagic and left without taking a selfie. They have such great mirrors. Tailor made for my needs. I am sure I have taken more ‘selfies my way’ at Cinemagic than anywhere else. SMILE.


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As With Tariffs, I AGAIN Nailed, 100%, Donald Trump’s EMPTY Chinese Delisting Threat.

by Anura Guruge


All I can say is:

QED.

{look it up. It will do you good.}


From “Barron’s”. Click if you want to access original. Google for plenty more.


Click to access my post from just 2-days ago.


Click the PIG to access the original ‘Reuters’ coverage.


It is TOO, too easy. He is just an obese cry-baby. That folks believe his tripe and even worse that it affects the stock market just confounds I. How can people be so …. there, alas, is but one word, viz., ‘stupid’.

He has yet to full me once.

Yes, I knew he would become president. Told people that in February 2016. I wasn’t fooled by the polls either, and I am not fooled by them now.

I can read him like a cartoon.

But, I also know that he will WIN a second-term.

He will not be impeached.

Yes, I know all of this. It is not easy being I.

But, I also know how to use all of this to help me with my investing. SMILE. So, there are compensations. SMILE.


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Donald Trump’s Threat To Delist Chinese Stock Is Another EMPTY Threat — Just Meaningless Braggadocio.

by Anura Guruge


Click the PIG to access the original ‘Reuters’ coverage.


Click to access my post from just 2-weeks ago.


As with all the threats about tariffs, this Summer, that so roiled the stock market, this is Donald Trump being who he is; pandering to his base and trying to distract folks from the looming impeachment.

It is true that 90% of Trump’s base will have no bloody idea what this is all about. Delisting stock? Nearly all of them have never owned stock.

But, the stock market reacted — yet again — on Friday. Makes me laugh.

Yes, I own Chinese stock — Alibaba and JD.com. But, I am not worried at all, at all. Actually I would like Trump to try and delist those two stocks — the most popular of the Chinese stock. I can actually make money on that. SMILE. When you know what you are doing you can make money on stock in either direction — as long as you have a conviction as to which way it is going.

This is a BLUFF.

This is Trump crying ‘wolf’.

This will never happen.

Pigs will fly before this will ever come to pass.

If I am wrong I will eat a pig. Promise.


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New Chinese, Hugely-Discounted ‘Fitbit’ Site — X-99.Club: Tread With Utmost Care.

by Anura Guruge



Just remember:

“If it is too good to be true, then it might not be true.”


Be careful. Very careful.

Check U.S. prices.

35% discount on a newly announced product. Too good to be true.

Remember, Fitbit is NOT a Chinese company. So, there is no mechanism whereby it can be this much cheaper in Japan.

IF you are IN THE U.S., and want a Garmin at the BEST possible U.S. price contact me. I could send YOU to the right people with a MAGIC password! SMILE.

Yes, I already have a Fitbit Versa 2. My wife is wearing it, right now.


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