Tesla CEO Elon Musk has unveiled latest electric vehicle, an electric truck that aims to take on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market. The 'cybertruck,' an electric pickup truck, will be in production in 2021, Musk said at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Thursday. During the live demonstration, Musk boasted that the truck's body panels are made of 'thick ultra-hard stainless steel' that is 'really hard' and can even stop a 9mm bullet. He also boasted of the truck's 'shatterproof' windows, but things went awry when Tesla design chief Franz von Holzhausen smashed the window glass with a heavy metal ball thrown at close range. Musk appeared discombobulated and asked Holzhausen to try another window, which also promptly smashed. The Tesla Cybertruck is unveiled at Tesla's design studio Thursday in Hawthorne, California. CEO Elon Musk is taking on the heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle Musk was embarrassed during the live demonstration when the … [Read more...] about Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils bizarre ‘cybertruck’ electric pickup and claims it is BULLETPROOF – but is humiliated when ‘shatterproof’ windows crack in live demonstration
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“I think the people of this country have had enough of experts from organisations with acronyms saying they know what is best, and getting it consistently wrong.” So said Michael Gove in 2016, arguing that voters should not necessarily listen to economists and the assorted global elite in their warnings over Brexit. He has been mercilessly mocked for it ever since, in large part by Remainers who see the first half of that sentence as proof that Brexiteers live in an evidence-free world, voting in blind ignorance. The problem for his critics, however, is that it looks like he is right. Most Brexiteers and almost a quarter of Remainers do not trust economists, according to a study by ING, the Economics... … [Read more...] about Voters really have had enough of experts: trust in economists has slumped since referendum
I am a multimillionaire in Tennessee, one of the more deeply conservative states in America. In my circle of friends here, I’m often met with scorn for wanting to tax myself and all of my fellow wealthy friends. I’m called a “class traitor” by some, and altruistic by others, but neither are quite true. The way I see it, the reason for any law is to temper the worst vices of individual human nature, so our society can work for everybody. Not just for the rich or the poor or even just for the middle class – but for everyone. For instance, I like to drive fast, but we have speed limits because speeding is dangerous. Thus, I obey speed limit laws even though I have convinced myself that I’m an excellent high-speed driver. The same principle stands for the economy and the laws that govern it. Increasingly, a small percentage of people have most of the money in our country because our laws have made it easier for us to keep it. In 1973, the top 1% of … [Read more...] about I’m a multimillionaire – and I think the tax system doesn’t serve most Americans
A group of travellers have carried out "unauthorised" work on a greenfield site near a leafy village home to millionaires. The travellers have reportedly bought the pretty site for £3,000 but the furious locals say it would be worth £3million if it was developed with houses. Residents in posh Little Hadham, Hertfordshire, have complained of loud partying and daily rubbish fires since the travellers arrived on Friday April 19. The picturesque village features 53 homes worth more than £1million each and is home to CEOs, high-flying lawyers and former England footballer Matthew Upson. "What's the council doing? Everyone's really worried about what's going on. "I want to see them and the police do something. It's a slap in the face. We pay so much council tax and they are breaking the law," one angry resident told Mail Online . Pictures published online appear to show the travellers carrying out building work. But East Hertfordshire Council, which is Tory-controlled, say … [Read more...] about Travellers pay £3k for ‘£3million plot’ in posh village home to wealthy CEOs
By the end of last year, anyone who had been paying even passing attention to the news headlines was highly likely to conclude that everything was terrible, and that the only attitude that made sense was one of profound pessimism – tempered, perhaps, by cynical humour, on the principle that if the world is going to hell in a handbasket, one may as well try to enjoy the ride. Naturally, Brexit and the election of Donald Trump loomed largest for many. But you didn’t need to be a remainer or a critic of Trump’s to feel depressed by the carnage in Syria; by the deaths of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean; by North Korean missile tests, the spread of the zika virus, or terror attacks in Nice, Belgium, Florida, Pakistan and elsewhere – nor by the spectre of catastrophic climate change, lurking behind everything else. (And all that’s before even considering the string of deaths of beloved celebrities that seemed like a calculated attempt, on 2016’s … [Read more...] about Is the world really better than ever?