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Offline Slim Shady

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« Reply #705 on: November 25, 2022, 03:54:35 pm »
Of course even if you claim "civil cases are still breaking the law", that does not make Musk any less of a hypocrite.

After all, consider the case of Stubby McBonespurs.

He was subject to multiple lawsuits (most notably over the Trump foundation and Trump University). Both cases showed Trump had harmed society (in Trump University, multiple people were conned into spending thousands of dollars for worthless courses.) In both cases, Trump was subject to financial penalties and/or restrictions on his activity. And Trump used Twitter during the commission of his "crimes".

Yet Trump has been allowed back on to twitter. Yet Jones (who "lost a civil case") has not. A double standard by Musk, who claimed to value free speech as a driving factor in his decisions.
It's not that I claim civil cases are breaking the law, they are.  For instance, if you're found guilty of defamation, you are breaking civil law.  I'm not aware of Trump being convicted of anything that he used Twitter in relation to, like Alex Jones.  Perhaps it could happen in the future, but so far, there's nothing.  So you're so-called hypocritical comparison isn't hypocritical and isn't an apt comparison. 

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« Reply #706 on: November 25, 2022, 04:15:31 pm »
Musks' Twitter is starting to suspend left-wing accounts right around the time Elon starts interacting with fascist propagandist Andy Ngo and other far-right figures, but i'm sure it's mere coincidence.
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« Reply #707 on: November 25, 2022, 05:39:26 pm »
We need more people with ideological political agendas owning major communication platforms and doing dumb stuff.  Musk is like the rightwing version of the San Fran IT wokesters.  Maybe we should try to just stop politicizing everything so much.

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« Reply #708 on: November 25, 2022, 06:58:59 pm »
We need more people with ideological political agendas owning major communication platforms and doing dumb stuff.  Musk is like the rightwing version of the San Fran IT wokesters.  Maybe we should try to just stop politicizing everything so much.

He's a self described socialist.

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« Reply #709 on: November 26, 2022, 01:52:35 pm »
He's a self described socialist.

No he’s not.

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« Reply #710 on: November 26, 2022, 02:41:05 pm »
No he’s not.

He describes himself as a socialist.

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« Reply #711 on: November 26, 2022, 03:00:26 pm »
Well his primary motivation is definitely not profit, but the betterment of mankind through technology.  Black dog will disagree because he hates Musk.

But with twitter there seems to also be some political ideology involved there, but he probably still views it through the lens of bettering mankind (free speech in the public square).
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« Reply #712 on: November 26, 2022, 03:02:59 pm »
He describes himself as a socialist.

He may have done so years ago, but he's not now and never has been.

I think trying to ascribe any coherent political position to him is a mug's game. His worldview is defined by people who like him and those who don't. Since his fawning fanboys are all from the far right, that's where his affections lie.
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« Reply #713 on: November 26, 2022, 03:03:29 pm »
Well his primary motivation is definitely not profit, but the betterment of mankind through technology.  Black dog will disagree because he hates Musk.

But with twitter there seems to also be some political ideology involved there, but he probably still views it through the lens of bettering mankind (free speech in the public square).

There's zero evidence of this.
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« Reply #714 on: November 26, 2022, 05:51:09 pm »
Well his primary motivation is definitely not profit, but the betterment of mankind through technology.  Black dog will disagree because he hates Musk.

But with twitter there seems to also be some political ideology involved there, but he probably still views it through the lens of bettering mankind (free speech in the public square).
Wokies don’t like him because he won’t ban people on Twitter that don’t comply with gender pronouns.   The lone act negates all the work he’s done for battery technology, electric vehicles and space exploration.  They’re deranged.
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« Reply #715 on: November 27, 2022, 12:18:00 am »
There's zero evidence of this.

Except what he says.

You don't invest in tunnel companies and rockets to Mars if you're trying to get rich.   He was already filthy rich after he sold Paypal.

I'm sorry this doesn't align with your pure hatred of the man.
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Offline MH

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« Reply #716 on: November 27, 2022, 06:29:37 am »
Except what he says.

You don't invest in tunnel companies and rockets to Mars if you're trying to get rich.   He was already filthy rich after he sold Paypal.

I'm sorry this doesn't align with your pure hatred of the man.

Is it fair to say that you like him because he's anti woke?

Which I don't get either btw.

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« Reply #717 on: November 27, 2022, 07:29:28 am »


I'm sorry this doesn't align with your pure hatred of the man.
Pure hatred? Goodness! What a strong argument you make.

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« Reply #718 on: November 27, 2022, 09:42:28 am »
Except what he says.

You don't invest in tunnel companies and rockets to Mars if you're trying to get rich.   He was already filthy rich after he sold Paypal.

I'm sorry this doesn't align with your pure hatred of the man.

Yeah he says a lot of things; that he’s a socialist, that he founded Tesla, for example. Not everyone is dumb enough to believe him.

And fyi single car tunnels and rockets to Mars aren’t going to save humanity, they’re heavily subsidized vanity projects.

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« Reply #719 on: November 27, 2022, 11:44:57 am »
Is it fair to say that you like him because he's anti woke?

Which I don't get either btw.
In my opinion, people like him because of Tesla and SpaceX.  For me personally, I started to pay attention and become a fan of Musk based on SpaceX and what he’s done for space exploration.  The technological advancements have been tremendous.  Just like NASA technology from the 60s, 70s, and 80s, these advancements will eventually have an impact on people’s everyday lives.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/10-nasa-technologies-that-we-see-in-everyday-life