Slope of Hope Blog Posts

Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.

Elon’s Really Reaching

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Tesla is a company that attracts a lot of emotion, both positive and negative. I stopped trying to short it months ago, in spite of all the good arguments for doing so, since the beast is just so incredibly strong. I mean, hell, TSLA even went up more than 1% on Friday in the face of a total market collapse.

As a product-maker, though, I’m a fan. I absolutely love my Tesla Model S, and I’d recommend it to anyone. But, I gotta tell ya, I think Elon is starting to run out of feature ideas. Allow me to show you a feature in the latest upgrade:


Karmic Energy

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Something occurred to me a day or two ago – – crude oil, Saudi Arabia’s lifeblood, has been absolutely falling to pieces. I was wondering to myself, when did oil prices peak, and also when was the journalist Jamal Khashoggi brutally murdered and literally chopped into pieces?

I’ll save you the trouble of having to keep two separate dates in mind: the killing and the commencement of collapsing prices happened at pretty much the exact same millisecond. Startling karmic, don’t you think?