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Can you personally lower business expenses to increase profits in said business when you buy a stock? NO.
 

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Past performance does not equal future performance. Go Ask Bethlehem Steel, Sears, Kodak
 

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Can you PERSONALLY increase sales of a business when you buy a stock? No. Except anecdotally by word of mouth, which won't affect the overall sales much at all.
Can you do any of this if you are a minority partner in any business?

Just like the free market, market forces really do work.

Across hundreds of business, the vast majority will work to make profit. You will get your share of the profit. The controlling interests will on average be driven by the same forces as you. That is to make a profit. Therefore, owning a broad diversified stock portfolio over decades, you will get something very close to what shareholders have been getting for centuries. There is a reason for that and that reason will continue until humans are wiped from this earth.

The only real risk is that liberals will get enough power that the entire planet because a democratic socialist paradise like the former Soviet Union, China, Venezuela, etc. Then, profits will be outlawed. Ownership will be outlawed. We'll all live poorly, but at least it won't be for as long.
 

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I made $13.50 on 75 shares of Ford today. I'm on FIRE!!!!
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Remember, you did not make $13.50 until you sell it. But if it goes up 2.4% per day for the rest of the year, with compounding, you will make bitcoin look like child's play.
 

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Can you ask them why they screwed up the Ranger?
I like the new Ranger much better than the predecessor, but will not be in the market for a new truck for a long time. I like to keep them until they are no longer reliable or safe, and our Honda Ridgeline is just crossing the 50K mark.
 

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I like the new Ranger much better than the predecessor, but will not be in the market for a new truck for a long time. I like to keep them until they are no longer reliable or safe, and our Honda Ridgeline is just crossing the 50K mark.
Me too. My Canyon just hit 70k. It's been in the shop for 4 weeks now. I have been forced into the market. My hope is I can get lucky and they can finally fix it and make it through the winter because there is nothing for inventory in anything.

They have nothing but 5' beds in the crew cab. A lot of things I haul would not fit. I just didn't like the one I looked at.
 

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Me too. My Canyon just hit 70k. It's been in the shop for 4 weeks now. I have been forced into the market. My hope is I can get lucky and they can finally fix it and make it through the winter because there is nothing for inventory in anything.

They have nothing but 5' beds in the crew cab. A lot of things I haul would not fit. I just didn't like the one I looked at.
Who buys a Canyon? 🤣 Or a Ridgeline for that matter. (n)

Tell ya on bed size I have really liked having an extended cab F150 giving me the 6.5 bed over the 5' quad cab I had for 14 years. I just realized when shopping that I don't haul 3 other people with me hardly ever. I bought a 2018 in March 2019 so pricing was good. Just now hitting 22K miles. I bought the 10 year/100,000 bumper to bumper along with matching service (including brake pads.service). My accountant neighbor called that "cost containment". Might be my last pick-up, who knows!?

I gotta have elbow room...never understood the 2/3 of a pick-up truck idea.
 

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Remember, you did not make $13.50 until you sell it. But if it goes up 2.4% per day for the rest of the year, with compounding, you will make bitcoin look like child's play.
Should I sell tonight? 😅

Oh wait...don't answer that!!
 

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Should I sell tonight? 😅

Oh wait...don't answer that!!
Let me send you the Rat Creek Investment book. It is a proven concept and never fails. If you cannot buy high and sell low using my proven methodology, your next stock picks are free. 🤑
 

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Let me send you the Rat Creek Investment book. It is a proven concept and never fails. If you cannot buy high and sell low using my proven methodology, your next stock picks are free. 🤑
You can ACH funding right into my account. I will buy and sell for you. Trust me...you'll love it!
 

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Who buys a Canyon? 🤣 Or a Ridgeline for that matter. (n)
No one will confuse me with a real man, but the smooth leather steering wheel in gentle on my buttery smooth office hands. 🙌

That and it fits in my garage with room to walk in front of it to the beer frig.

I really like it and the fuel economy has been better than the rating. Our combined average is close to 24.

My old Nissan Frontier which was much smaller in every way got 15mpg at all speeds. :(
 

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I JUST had a great idea!!!! Why don't you and spinner order a new Mustang MachE. You'll love 'em!!! Trunk space for dekes and the back seat folds forward!!!!
 

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There's one of those friggin electric Mustangs station wagons in the county. What thehell was Ford thinking.!
 

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Who buys a Canyon? 🤣 Or a Ridgeline for that matter. (n)

Tell ya on bed size I have really liked having an extended cab F150 giving me the 6.5 bed over the 5' quad cab I had for 14 years. I just realized when shopping that I don't haul 3 other people with me hardly ever. I bought a 2018 in March 2019 so pricing was good. Just now hitting 22K miles. I bought the 10 year/100,000 bumper to bumper along with matching service (including brake pads.service). My accountant neighbor called that "cost containment". Might be my last pick-up, who knows!?

I gotta have elbow room...never understood the 2/3 of a pick-up truck idea.
I have been very happy with the truck, except for whatever short is the problem. They ordered some pin connectors that should be in tomorrow. That actually sounds like the kind of little thing that is causing my big problems. 🤞

It fits in the garage, which is really nice when my wife is in Florida. 😂 I have a boat in one half, and for some reason she thinks she gets the other half :unsure:

I guess I have more friends than you. I have 3-4 in it quite often. A 2 seater was always a problem. My first ranger was a standard to stick on the floor. When I had three jammed into it, the middle passenger had to put in reverse for me because I didn't want to get to know him that well. 😲
 

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I have been very happy with the truck, except for whatever short is the problem. They ordered some pin connectors that should be in tomorrow. That actually sounds like the kind of little thing that is causing my big problems. 🤞

It fits in the garage, which is really nice when my wife is in Florida. 😂 I have a boat in one half, and for some reason she thinks she gets the other half :unsure:

I guess I have more friends than you. I have 3-4 in it quite often. A 2 seater was always a problem. My first ranger was a standard to stick on the floor. When I had three jammed into it, the middle passenger had to put in reverse for me because I didn't want to get to know him that well. 😲
🤣 Women DO NOT understand Garage Etiquette. Much like I don't understand why I can't put a butter knife back in the drawer after rinsing off a bit of butter without putting it through a full assault dish washing experience.

I gave up having an inside garage side. My truck sits on one side. outside, and I let the wife and girl jockey around the cars everyday. I have too much stuff to fit two vehicles inside. You're still in a 2/3 truck which is only a little better than a 1/2 truck (Ranger) and not near as good as a full size. 4 guys in a 2/3 truck is still tight. It's really about the same as 3-4 in a full sized extended cab. But yes - I tend to travel with 1 person on outdoor excursions. Always seemed like doing anything with 3-4 introduced late shows, no shows, late cancellation shows and won't commit shows. I tired of that.

What I've never gotten about 2/3 trucks (except maybe garages and parking garages) is the gas mileage isn't really that much better with today's engines. The cost isn't 1/3 less than full size and like anything else, you can't invent space when you need it. Heck - a dog box alone can eat up too much space in a full sized quad cab bed. Less elbow and leg room.

Good luck on the Canyon parts. It's not that weird orange/gold color is it? 😅
 

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🤣 Women DO NOT understand Garage Etiquette. Much like I don't understand why I can't put a butter knife back in the drawer after rinsing off a bit of butter without putting it through a full assault dish washing experience.

I gave up having an inside garage side. My truck sits on one side. outside, and I let the wife and girl jockey around the cars everyday. I have too much stuff to fit two vehicles inside. You're still in a 2/3 truck which is only a little better than a 1/2 truck (Ranger) and not near as good as a full size. 4 guys in a 2/3 truck is still tight. It's really about the same as 3-4 in a full sized extended cab. But yes - I tend to travel with 1 person on outdoor excursions. Always seemed like doing anything with 3-4 introduced late shows, no shows, late cancellation shows and won't commit shows. I tired of that.

What I've never gotten about 2/3 trucks (except maybe garages and parking garages) is the gas mileage isn't really that much better with today's engines. The cost isn't 1/3 less than full size and like anything else, you can't invent space when you need it. Heck - a dog box alone can eat up too much space in a full sized quad cab bed. Less elbow and leg room.

Good luck on the Canyon parts. It's not that weird orange/gold color is it? 😅
I've ridden in the back of my truck for 100's of miles. It's fine. I'm not a long-legged person. So I know that's a factor, but I've gone on long trips with multiple guys and haven't heard any complaints. But again, no really big guys, which I get is an issue.

An aside, my buddy growing up's dad was a big guy. And he drove a Jetta. He looked like there was no way he fit in that thing. But he drove it everywhere. That was what we took hunting. It was his only vehicle, not just his commuter car to save a few bucks on gas. I can still see him hunched over the steering wheel looking completely oversized for the car.

As far as why the 2/3rd trucks. I simply never need that extra 1/3rd. I put a camper shell on my truck and I can do anything I want. I had a dog box and still had room for all my decoys. Granted, when I had the dog and it was mid season where day to day I didn't know if I was hunting geese on land or ducks on the water, I had the bed filled to the roof of the camper shell, I had the backseat filled to the roof, AND the passenger seat filled 🤣 It was a one seater for a few weeks every season. But other than when I had practically every decoy I owned in it and the dog box, more capacity was never a problem.

So for me, that extra 1/3rd is nothing but hassle. Actually, for me, I'd pay more to not have to deal with it. But again, that is just me. My dad had full sized trucks my whole life. There were times we were beyond capacity 😲 I've driven them. Used them. This is what works best for me.
 

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I've ridden in the back of my truck for 100's of miles. It's fine. I'm not a long-legged person. So I know that's a factor, but I've gone on long trips with multiple guys and haven't heard any complaints. But again, no really big guys, which I get is an issue.

An aside, my buddy growing up's dad was a big guy. And he drove a Jetta. He looked like there was no way he fit in that thing. But he drove it everywhere. That was what we took hunting. It was his only vehicle, not just his commuter car to save a few bucks on gas. I can still see him hunched over the steering wheel looking completely oversized for the car.

As far as why the 2/3rd trucks. I simply never need that extra 1/3rd. I put a camper shell on my truck and I can do anything I want. I had a dog box and still had room for all my decoys. Granted, when I had the dog and it was mid season where day to day I didn't know if I was hunting geese on land or ducks on the water, I had the bed filled to the roof of the camper shell, I had the backseat filled to the roof, AND the passenger seat filled 🤣 It was a one seater for a few weeks every season. But other than when I had practically every decoy I owned in it and the dog box, more capacity was never a problem.

So for me, that extra 1/3rd is nothing but hassle. Actually, for me, I'd pay more to not have to deal with it. But again, that is just me. My dad had full sized trucks my whole life. There were times we were beyond capacity 😲 I've driven them. Used them. This is what works best for me.
That's the beauty of age. One's figured out what works best and why. (y)
 
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