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The Volvo XC60 (2021) Has An Awesome Digital Dashboard Compass — But Only Visible When In Off-Road Mode!

by Anura Guruge

The $1,700 ‘Premium’ option package that provides a rearview mirror compass.

This is one of the STUPIDEST product positioning decisions I have ever encountered. IF the compass feature is there, & available, AUTOMATICALLY, in OFF-ROAD mode, why can’t it be displayed in other drive modes?

This compass is 10x better than the small ‘heading only’ compass, in the rearview mirror, available with the $1,700 ‘Premium’ option package. And here is the BIGGEST irony, EVEN if you get that package, the much better in-dash digital compass is ONLY available in OFF-ROAD mode.


Got me thinking. I like Swedes. What is not there to like about them? They are invariably good-looking (if not always blonde), congenial & generous with the booze. But, are they smart? Yes, they invented dynamite. Hhhhmmm. I will have to think about this.

This is NOT smart on the part of Volvo. Very stupid really.

It gets better (or is it worse). You, as the driver, CANNOT select Off-Road mode. On a standard XC60 (2021) there are only 3 displayed — & selectable — drive modes, viz., ECO, COMFORT (the default) & DYNAMIC.

The XC60’s computer, automatically & on-the-fly, determines whether you are off-road. It does NOT switch automatically to off-road. It is DISPLAYED if you happen to look. I guess it detects off-road by how much each tire is slipping relative to the others.

Off-road basically means very-low gearing. The XC60 grinds along & engine braking is automatically applied when going down a grade. Kind of cool.

But, the compass!

Oh, Volvo!

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by Anura Guruge

IRS ‘Stimulus Check’ “Get My Payment” Portal WORSE Than ‘ObamaCare’ Portal In 2013 — With Its ‘Technical Difficulties’.

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access the original article. Google “IRS technical difficulties” for more.

Click to ENLARGE.

This is the problem.

MANDATORY field. You have to click one or the other, and after that it will NOT accept ‘0’.

Click image to access the April 18, 2020, UPDATE.

This is so frigging patheetic — even by D.C. standards.

This is what happens when you have software written by crackheads — and from what I can see, most of today’s programmers are ON DRUGS!

This should be a 5-minute fix and 4 of those would be for TESTING. I know. I was a high-flying programmer for 20-years, and was HIRED as a programmer by IBM in 1973 (when they had very high-standards (and after they made me take 3 IQ tests).


How can YOU? So trivial.

What amazes me is that it wasn’t fixed. So easy.

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by Anura Guruge

Those Who This Morning Thought Markets Would Close Up Deserve To Lose Everything They Did — And Why Is ‘Ferrari’ UP?

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. Of course using base material from ‘MarketWatch’.

Click to ENLARGE. Again from ‘MarketWatch’ — where else?

The mentality and acumen of many of my fellow investors amaze I!

Why would you think — on a FRIDAY — with New York & California closing down, that THE SMART MONEY (and yes, I do count myself among those (SMILE, SMILE)) would go LONG into the weekend. [‘Long’, meaning without taking risk off the table.]

That is not how it works. Smart money is risk averse. They are NOT going to get caught short over the weekend in case things really start to unravel. Best to unwind position and keep your powder dry for Monday.

All that said, I am LONG — and have been for 20-years! But, I am SMART MONEY.

I knew that we would close down today. Had to. If we hadn’t, I would have despaired.

I am keeping an eye on Ferrari.

Now, in the case of Ferrari — I did sell! I had owned Ferrari for YEARS, since it was spun off from ‘Fiat Chrysler‘ in 2014!

I will buy it back — later in the year.

But, why is it going up NOW?

How is rushing out buying cars right now.

Very strange.

I feel bad for the stupid money. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

Those Who Sold Amazon (AMZN) Stock Last Week, On Coronavirus Fears, Are STUPID And Don’t Deserve To Own AMZN.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. AMZN ‘quote’ from ‘MarketWatch’.

How STUPID can you be? Selling Amazon on fears of the Coronavirus is beyond stupid. It defies credulity.

The Coronavirus is GREAT for Amazon. Jeeeez!

Think about it for Christ’s sake.

People don’t want to go Walmart, the Mall or their supermarket. They are going to stay at home and order ONLINE — from, guess who, Amazon.

I was telling my daughter to BUY AMZN!

I don’t need to buy AMZN!

I have owned AMZN since 2014. SMILE. Not selling anytime soon. SMILE.

I am GLAD the stupid investors are out of AMZN. I can’t abide stupid investors. Good riddance. Leave AMZN for the seasoned pros like I. Thanks. SMILE.

I was long 2008 to 2012. No reason to NOT be so now. Thanks. SMILE.

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by Anura Guruge

Another Documented Instance Of A Buddhist Temple Elephant In Sri Lanka Being Physically ABUSED!

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” article from Feb. 3, 2020.

“Daily Mail” article above INCLUDES this video.

Click to access original Facebook source for the “Daily Mail” story.

Another incident.

Click to access my post from last year.

Click to access my post from just a few months ago.

This is SO, SO distressing. I tried to contact some folks in Sri Lanka about this after the last incident. Nothing. They just don’t care.

I given this considerable thought. I have an explanation. Plain, dumb, stupidity.

These folks abusing the temple elephants aren’t cruel. Just mindless. Stupid. They don’t realize what they are doing. I kid you not.

In general Sri Lankans are not cerebral. I present MYSELF as exhibit #1 and in the scheme of things I am slightly above average. So, you can see the problem we face.

These folks are dumb. The elephants are more intelligent than them. I am talking about my folks, my people, my relatives. We are stupid. Please forgive us.

Sri Lanka is going to the dogs. The best thing that can happen is for China to occupy it and make it into a governed territory.

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by Anura Guruge

Pope Francis, Once Again Wearing Gold, With The Insane Riches Of The Vatican As A Backdrop, Condemns Wealth.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access ‘The Washington Post’ article. Annotations & graphics are MINE.

Click to access my post from Christmas 2018.

This irks me no end. Yes, the pope makes a pretense of trying to lead a simple life BUT he invariably surrounds himself with gold. There is nothing in the Bible that says he need gold to give him credibility.

And as for the Vatican’s insane wealth — or for that matter the opulence in which Church prelates continue to live.

I no longer think that Francis is a hypocrite when it come to this matter — i.e., telling us to abandon wealth while the Vatican and the prelates continue to accumulate and glorify.

No, I just think he is TOO STUPID to realize what he is saying and the hypocrisy involved!

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by Anura Guruge

Have We Got This Stupid, Or Are They Trying To Make Us Stupider?

by Anura Guruge

Saw this sign in a church in Wolfeboro on Thursday. They actually had quite a few of these.

OK, maybe it is because it is a church and that God thing etc.

But, HHHmmmm ….

What do most people do when they hear a fire alarm? Light up a fag.

Strange. Very strange. This country is going to pot.

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by Anura Guruge

Latest Hillary Clinton, Weiner & Huma e-Mail Flap — Anybody Who Downloads e-Mails To A PC Is STUPID!

by Anura Guruge


Huma Abedin has to be STUPID. Very stupid (though I have kind of always had a soft spot for her).

Well that she married that IDIOT, reprobate Anthony (bloody) Weiner, is proof enough that she is not the brightest bulb in the Clinton club.

Downloading e-mails on to a PC or any device is so 1990s! So passée.

Downloading e-mails was something Microsoft made you do with Outlook (Express).

If you still use Microsoft Outlook you are … YES … STUPID.

You read e-mails on the SERVER — the cloud. You do NOT download them — not anymore, not in the last 10 years!

I haven’t downloaded an e-mail since 2004!

Yes, this whole thing is stupid and Huma Abedin has proved to be too stupid to be allowed within 250 miles of the White House — though that possibility is now gone.


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by Anura Guruge

More Confirmation (Though Not Needed) That Those That Drive German Cars Are Trump Supporters.

by Anura Guruge

From October 14, 2016, U.K. “Daily Mail“.


Use link above to access original. Click these images to ENLARGE and enjoy here.


Another example IF you really need more.




They are TOO stupid to SPOT pedestrians!

Why I am AGAINST those that drive German cars.



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by Anura Guruge

AutoServ KIA Belmont, N.H. Showroom — Badly In Need Of Top-to-Bottom Housekeeping And Major Refurbishing.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


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From Google Maps -- street view. This had to be from a few years ago.

From Google Maps — street view. This had to be from a few years ago.

>> Deanna, given her perseverance FINALLY managed to get the $110 Gas Milage Rebate Card that was due to us. <<

Given how uncooperative TEAM KIA Concord was in getting us the Gas Milage Rebate Card that we were due, and how they jerked us around when we wanted to lease a KIA Sedona earlier this year, we decided it was time to find another KIA dealership for our service needs.

We know AutoServ in Tilton. We even have two friends that work there. So we decided to try AutoServ KIA. What I had not realized is that they are in Belmont and not in Tilton — moreover they are on Rte 106 as opposed to the strip across from the Belmont Mall.

We took out Sportage there yesterday for its 15,000 oil change.

Let me say up front, very nice, very pleasant, very helpful folks and I had two good conversations with two of the salesman — one of them who I knew by reputation given that he had been involved in a number of Lakes Region ventures in the past.

The building, which is the old McGreevy dealership (that I used to visit and returned a leased Cadillac STL to in 2004), is a mess. It is so sorely in need of major, major refurbishing. It is dingy and dirty!

Given that the Service Area waiting room is small, loud and claustrophobic, I talked to a very nice salesman and got ‘permission’ to sit in the sales area (showroom) and read my book. Deanna joined a few minutes later.

The showroom was shabby. Ripped, stained and unmatched seats. But this is what floored me. I looked at one of the rolling office seats provided for the salesman. As is the norm it had a base with castors on it. The base was COATED in dust! Caked on dust! Yes, there was mud too — but I can buy that because this is mud season. Caked on dust means that nobody had cleaned this chair in months, if not years.

What gives?

The Tilton facility is all glitz and very fancy. They even have a gym!

I have been to used car places that were nicer than this.

I really felt bad for the salespeople. Can’t be fun working in a place like that.

We were there for nearly two hours. They were having computer woes too! That delayed check-in by 20 minutes. Not amused.

We did not see a single customer walk in — though to be fair it was a Wednesday morning.

I would NOT buy a car from there! If they are so cheap about maintaining their showroom I have to assume that they will nickel and dime me for every cent and more.

PLUS, doesn’t KIA (USA) demand certain standards?

Obviously NOT.

This was the last straw when it comes to KIA/Hyundai.

We have had either a Hyundai or a KIA since June 2008. Yes, I liked the pricing and the warranty. But, I guess you get what you pay for.

We still have 15 months left on this lease.

I am just going to dump it the DAY the lease expires and run as fast as I can from KIA.

Yes, it was a mistake to go with Hyundai/KIA.

I should stick with American even IF it will cost me more.

Maybe it is time to go and pester my friends at Cantin in Laconia. I know that they ‘just’ redid their facility — and it was never as bad as KIA Belmont.

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.

Oh … they said that there was coffee. Yes, they had a coffee maker, but NO cups or coffee. I went an got my travelling mug from the car. But then the whole area was so grungy that I decided that I will wait.

Deanna came back and complained that the sink in the ladies was dirty.

I think that was what is REALLY missing at this dealership. I did not see any females. They would NOT permit a place to get so shabby.

Amazing. Amazing. Amazing.


Plus they don’t have a car wash! I can’t remember the last time I had a car serviced without getting a car wash.