• Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.
  • Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.

The 1% Don't Feel The Weather: Ferrari Posts Record Sales In US; Doubled In Jan

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First Mercedes, then Porsche, and now Ferrari and Maserati post record US sales in January...


...a month where the non-1%-auto-makers struggled mightily. Of course, the latter missed expectations are blamed on weather (as opposed to dealer inventories stuffed at record levels, a replacement cycle that has run its course, or a consumer that is once again credit-tapped out). So, the clear findings from this is that the 1% - who are buying more luxury cars than ever before in January - clearly don't feel the weather...


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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:31 | 4451269 bania
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Handles great in the snow

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:34 | 4451279 H H Henry P P P...
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Hopefully the 1% wraps it around a tree trunk as it's what seems to be the common outcome of ownership.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:38 | 4451294 James_Cole
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Don't let the nice toys fool you, these guys are an oppressed bunch. Hard out there for the uber rich, one might even compare their treatment to the Kristallnacht. 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:41 | 4451304 Timmay
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Hand me the keys to that oppression any day.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:43 | 4451314 balolalo
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they buy their own weather

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:59 | 4451369 Ness.
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What color did fonestar choose? 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:25 | 4451441 Skateboarder
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Bitcoin Beige.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:04 | 4451623 Dre4dwolf
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I was thinking more a Doge Brown.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 08:22 | 4451845 HyBrasilian
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piss yellow with puke green upholstery [now it goes with the 'GrrAnimals' ensemble that his mom picked out for him]...


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 08:54 | 4451921 Richard Chesler
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Bundling for Obozo has its priviledges.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 03:50 | 4451666 giggler321
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Obvious from places in trouble like Argentina where BMW sales doubled as people get out of cash into something tangible.  If you can't afford a house and metal's + BTC seem so alien, what does the Joe average turn to?  Ofcourse it's the next thing sold to him in his life as desirable - expensive automobiles.  That or BTC nerds really hate cars and metal.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:15 | 4451585 drstrangelove73
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Duh,I want a cool tesla -in orange

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:11 | 4451404 Lumberjack
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Carbon offsets. You should see how they are insuring their seaside McMansions... Here in Ma, they are expanding flood zones way inland to increase flood insurance rates and are using West Coast (pacific) data for the Atlantic.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:22 | 4451420 Lumberjack
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  • Coastal experts say FEMA cut corners on flood mapping



  • Independent coastal experts who reviewed Marshfield’s flood insurance data say the federal government used wave methodology better fit for the Pacific coast in drafting new flood maps, therefore likely over-predicting the flooding that would occur in a 100-year storm for much of the state.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:11 | 4451580 Seer
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"likely" - hm, I wonder what this means on a numerical scale?

Don't pay attention to all the "this is the second 100yr <event> in the past decade" kind of things...

Play with fire and you get burned.

Play with water and you're going to get wet.

Insurance is a scam (and from it rose the nice snooping agencies we've come to know and love).  Did I say that if you play with FIRE you're going to get burned?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:35 | 4451283 HedgeAccordingly
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YEah well it does handle great in the snow.. the all wheel drive version...


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Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:39 | 4451298 ziggy59
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The butler has to wait in the snow to buy the car...

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:40 | 4451300 LetThemEatRand
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Thank God for bridges.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:46 | 4451301 Dr. Engali
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It's too bad they looted the nation and the infrastructure is falling to shit leaving no place to drive the thing. It is a sweet looking car though.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:54 | 4451355 LetThemEatRand
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Once was a guy could buy one of these and evoke jealousy instead of abject anger.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:13 | 4451581 Seer
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Why my two favorite vehicles (that I own) are 4x4s... not that they'd go fast, but they'd more than likely get out the other side of the pot hole.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 19:38 | 4454848 Absinthe Minded
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I've got a older ML55 AMG that I picked up cheap because the guy's mother in law used it for a year and scratched the shit out of it going in and out of the garage. Tell ya what, that thing pulls hard if it's dry, wet, snow, sleet whatever. Definitely a beast that goes through anything and I would put it against any of those new jeeps.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:41 | 4451307 stant
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like the wifes china , just for lookin at

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:44 | 4451316 LetThemEatRand
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like the china wife, just for lookin at.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:43 | 4451315 Spitzer
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My Corvette can waste most of this WOP shit.  


They are decent cars as long as you carry a 20 pound fire extinguisher with you..


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:14 | 4451584 Seer
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Yeah, a penis car.  Figures...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 09:39 | 4452049 Spitzer
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Trucks are the new infiriority mobiles. Sports cars havn't been for a long time

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:44 | 4451319 seek
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Now available in Riot Target RedTM

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:49 | 4451341 therover
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Does it come with an optional bullseye ?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 01:09 | 4451506 Bunga Bunga
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The 1% should hide their turbo-rides well when times are getting turbo-lent.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:22 | 4451789 disabledvet
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well...now we all know what the war was about at least.

"junior's got a Ferrari and for little sister...well, lat me think about that."

I did here Big Dennis spouting off about nat gas at 7 bucks yesterday. "What's a bit of war profiteering between friends."

Yep...it was the Middle Class that started this war. Darn right we're gonna blame them. They wanted to own a home and borrow against it. If that's not criminal behavior I don't know what is.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:16 | 4451588 Seer
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I'd instructed my ex to watch out for what she replaces the old car with, not to get anything that stands out.

I'm driving 20+ year-old vehicles.  Nothing says trailer-trash (non-target) more than what I drive :-)

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 09:58 | 4452115 Urban Redneck
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I hope your wife is better trained, or has more common sense, than mine. She went out and bought a shiny red Mercedes. Fortunately, it's a slow compact A series (basically a 5-door SMART). Which works because, she can't parallel park and her high heals do some weird thing with the floor mats whereby I'm paying more in speeding tickets each year than the damn car actually cost.

But even here in zero-crime billionaire-ridden Switzerland that car occasionally incurs some childish wrath, but it has actually been broken into far less than her previous 1994 Opal beater. So I think keeping the interior free of trash, baggage, extra clothing, shopping bags, etc, is also critically important to avoiding unwanted attention.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:47 | 4451332 Jayda1850
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Thanks alot Ben Shalom, YOU FUCKING DICK! 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:50 | 4451342 Spastica Rex
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The economy is fine.

If you count.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:51 | 4451347 Shrapnel
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I'd take an F-40 over any of the current line. Raw, stupid fast, no glitzy bullshit.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:27 | 4451796 disabledvet
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Best car I have ever drove was an Audi A3 (rental.) Turbo diesel four cylinder on the autobahn...cruising at 130 mph.

These "uber autos" would pull up next to me...give a nod...then hit the throttle and get up to 160 "just like that." Still...I had the better car.

Where's your Ferrari after putting 450,000 miles on the thing?

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:54 | 4451349 Dr. Engali
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Let's see the poor get Obamaphones and snap as their transfer payment, and the 1% get ObamaFerraries and Zirp as theirs. Somebody is getting the better end of the deal...... And it's not us schlubs in the middle.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 07:35 | 4451806 Grouchy Marx
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Schlubs have a great deal; they are allowed to vote for the self serving candidates of their choice, have the satisfaction of supporting the lifestyles of the rich and famous through their taxes, as well as helping countries and immigrants around the world make better lives for themselves, and allowed to have just enough bread and circus to keep them pacified. What's not to like? 

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:52 | 4451350 LetThemEatRand
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The world needs Ferrari waxers, too.

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 23:58 | 4451367 Goatboy
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Right! Golden rain of job creation.. so again, its about the weather.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:03 | 4451378 williambanzai7
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Wall Street bonus month of course.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:06 | 4451387 LetThemEatRand
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Wall Street bone us month.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:14 | 4451408 Goatboy
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Wall Street bone us mouth?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 01:29 | 4451537 Mrs. Haggy
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Ball street?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 01:53 | 4451562 Agent P
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I buy the Ferrari.  I drive to my posh investment banking job.  I jump off the building.  That's how I roll. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:05 | 4451380 chump666
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The Fed's army better recruit. 

"Officers are certified to carry a variety of weapons systems (depending on assignment) including semi-automatic pistols, assault rifles, submachine guns, shotguns, less-lethal weapons, pepper spray, batons and other standard police equipment. Officers also wear bullet resistant vests/body armor.

Because the Federal Reserve System is independent of the Federal Government, system Law Enforcement officers have a benefit system separate from, but similar to, public federal employees. Each district has a different pay scale based on the local cost of living index and market studies, which provide comparable compensation packages to other public law enforcement police officers. System officers also benefit from contributing to social security, in addition to being provided a fully paid defiend pension plan.

On October 12, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law S.B. 1132 the "Law Enforcement Officers' Safety Act Improvements Act", which states that law enforcement officers of the Federal Reserve are "qualified law enforcement officers" and thus are authorized to carry a firearm off-duty. This update to the Law Enforcement Safety Act, among other aspects, clarified that Federal Law Enforcement Officers working for Amtrak and the Federal Reserve (not funded by Congress) are specifically granted the same rights as publicly funded law enforcement officers as it relates to off duty concealed carry."



Wed, 02/19/2014 - 02:20 | 4451591 Seer
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3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show) Kyl, Jon [R-AZ] (joined Jun 01, 2009) Sessions, Jefferson “Jeff” [R-AL] (joined Jul 06, 2009) Conrad, Kent [D-ND] (joined Sep 22, 2009)
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 00:08 | 4451392 RaceToTheBottom
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Tesla's love a screwdriver to the battery and a glass of water....

I have heard that it improves mileage considerably.....

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