Retailers hit hard by online shopping will sell their parking lots for $millions when driverless cars become popular. They can cruise the streets while their owners shop.
After years of being hit hard by online shopping retailers and shopping malls will shed the expense of large parking lots in prime urban locations. They will be set up with drop off and pickup zones for customers who will then send their cars back home or to cruise on the road until they are needed.
The efficiency of the driverless cars will prevent traffic jams and eventually roads will be build where the cars can drive a circuit until needed. The land will be used for housing, businesses, parks and entertainment.
Other things these driverless cars will change include: insurance as there will be few accidents. The need for drivers licenses and testing, traffic cops, road signs and even traffic lights. Governments are determining of the lost revenues are off-set by the savings.
Car horns offer the most complex challenges for driverless car developers. The Trudeau government has given Ford over $200 Million to bring their problems to Canada.
The use of car horns includes safety and cultural situations. This makes it challenging for car designers. They have to differentiate between a person texting through a green light, telling someone they cut you off, and admiring long legs in a short skirt.
Each of these requires split second timing and the right tone, volume and cadence to have proper effect. It has to change to the situation and personality of the car occupants. Imaging following a funeral procession and your car keeps honking, or a wedding procession where it won’t.
Honking at a green light depends who is in the car. It can range from a quick beep saying “Sorry – you didn’t notice but the light changed” to a long, loud “Hey @$$hole they light changed an hour ago drop the phone and get going before I ram my chrome horn right up your…….” Like automatic seat belts and talking cars of the past, if it is annoying people won’t buy the cars.
So the Trudeau government has given ford $200 million to develop solve their horn issues in Canada.
After President Trump announced increased military spending, Ivanka Trump was put in charge of military uniforms. Her clothing business could make millions supplying them.
After Donald Trump’s policies caused Ivanka Trump’s clothes to be dumped by big retailers, she wanted compensation. Ivanka (and Justin Trudeau) would like her to become the Ambassador to Canada. President Trump seems to want to keep her close by in the White House. So he has offered up the opportunity to design and supply the uniforms for the military. Each year the military spends millions of dollars on uniforms and this could flow through Ivanka’s fashion business.
Most military personnel who wear uniforms are not in combat. Ivanka and her designers have realise this and want to turn uniform designs on their ear. Bright new designs with a street cred look will make her uniforms popular with the poor people the military is trying to attract. They also hope that celebrities will embrace the new designs and make then popular.
Under a military label Ivanka should be able to get her fashion business back into big retailers.
When Justin Trudeau legalises pot in 2018 it will kill the profits of current growers including biker gangs and organised crime. Now they are fighting back with free pot.
Illegal pot growers including biker gangs and organised crime are planning a Johnny Appleseed type protest to get revenge on Justin Trudeau. His plan to legalise marijuana will them out of the illegal pot supply business and cost them millions of dollars.
The gangs have decided to take an eye for an eye approach. They will be planting thousands of pot plants across the country to provide Canadians with free pot. They hope to reduce sales of legal pot to prevent Trudeau’s government from collecting taxes on it.
The legal marijuana business is projected to be worth over $2.5 billion within 2 years. The bikers feel that if they can’t profit from pot neither will the government. They will use tree planting techniques to quickly plant clones in public parks, flowerbeds and roadsides.
Bikers hope by 2018 the country will be covered in wild pot plants
They have developed genetic strains that will quickly grow wild in the Canadian climate. Testing of the idea in BC showed that people started to look for the plants. Many were quickly relocated to more private areas or camouflaged with tall plants or things like fences or signs. This helps hide the plants from the police so they can’t find and destroy them.
The bikers hope that by the time pot is legal in 2018 the country will be covered in wild pot plants that Canadians can pick and smoke for free. Gang insiders say they will lose millions on the pot business but the free pot will provide many other business opportunities for them. At worst they will have a good laugh at Justin Trudeau’s expense.
The Chinese original 6 hockey jersey designs have been released. Designs are based on their NHL Partner uniforms.
The NHL has taken a visible leap in it’s quest to develop hockey as a profitable worldwide sport. The original 6 teams have released their future hockey jersey designs. To NHL fans they will look familiar as they are based on their partner teams from the NHL.
Fuqing Coals logo is based on the Edmonton Oilers. The team choose coals as it is a more common fuel used in China than oil. They also like how the logo looks like Goals and is very lucky for the team.
Beijing Bruins are the only team with Chinese writing on the logo, the Boston Bruins “B” is translated to the symbol 比.
The Bengbu Sabres logo replaces the Buffalo Sabres Bison and Calvary swords with an actual Buffalo and Chinese fighting Sabres.
The NHL wanted a name change for the Tianjin Reefs thinking that racist North Americans would joke that it is how Chinese Pronounce Leafs as in their partner the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team owners assured the NHL that pronouncing “L” like “R” is a Japanese thing not Chinese.
Beijing “Peking” Ducks are the second team for China’s capital city Beijing. With a population of over 21 million people there is room for many more teams. They may have one of the ugliest logos in the history of sports.
The Hong Kong Islanders – New York Islanders – boast that most of the hockey equipment used by they NHL players are manufactured in their city. They hope to research and test new equipment directly with the local teams without having to do to North America.
The NHL passed on the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang South Korea to focus on developing the Hockey World Cup. The NHL Team owners saw few benefits of shutting down the league and loaning their players to the IOC who make millions on hockey in the games.
Hockey is preferred over American sports who arrogantly claim world championships
The NHL Prefers to expand the hockey world cup to a worldwide event like Soccer. Chinese hockey is a big step as they have large population, resources and interest to quickly grow the sport. Even a passing interest by a fraction of the population could match the revenues and popularity that hockey has in the rest of the world.
Hockey also is preferred over American sports like Baseball and Football who arrogantly claim to play for the world championship when they are the only country involved.
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