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Elon Musk Says he can Power Puerto Rico by Caroline Buggleridge - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:14:12 EST ID:XlPt8v+g No.162275 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Musk 2020

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41524220

>Musk: The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too.

>PR Gov: Let's talk. Do you want to show the world the power and scalability of your #TeslaTechnologies? PR could be that flagship project.

Please let Musk beat Zucc in 2020!
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Martin Fanstock - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 11:40:52 EST ID:hPXU206k No.162276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
lol PR is broke as a joke how they fuck are they gonna pay for this?

Oh wait i know how: they'll issue more junk muni bonds, default on them just like their last ones, then scream and cry ITS NUT OUR FAULTZ EBIL WALL STREED DID DIS 2 US
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Phyllis Mettinghall - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:10:37 EST ID:mvx5AAOh No.162289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162276
To be fair. It's not PR faults. American corps did that to them so.. yeah..
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Hannah Clublingpork - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 17:42:59 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.162290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162276
>Implying vulture capitalism had nothing to do with PR debt...

Also, remember when we had disaster relief and not the whims of billionaires?
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Fanny Drubbledud - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:13:04 EST ID:XlPt8v+g No.162293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
yeah its funny (read: horrifying) how celebrities are doing the jobs of politicians
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Angus Hoppernut - Fri, 06 Oct 2017 21:49:30 EST ID:AVMlG+F9 No.162296 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>162293
Can you imagine if one party elected two celebrity presidents haha that would truly be the death of an empire!
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Fuck Chadgechock - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 06:16:49 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.162307 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162276
I bet Musk can give away that sit for free and Tesla's shares will get even higher. The guy cannot do wrong, he is like a Capitalist Jesus. If he would sacrifice babies to Satan people would still love him. Except for that guy on /high/ that says Elon Musk is a satanic android.
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Lillian Nendlepog - Sat, 07 Oct 2017 11:53:00 EST ID:TbjHpHWH No.162310 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162307

Man whats scary is that his companies are so financially intertwined that they can fall like a deck of cards if something goes wrong with one of them. He really doesn't have as competent of corporate lawyers as say google, which is preparing for such a contingency.
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Eugene Bundock - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 13:07:59 EST ID:knFhJQjN No.162330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like Musk. He is kinda like capitalist Jesus. I bet he'd make more responsible decisions than Trump.
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Oliver Nicklehall - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:43:41 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.162333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162330
Low bar....
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Ernest Pammerstin - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 18:49:53 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.162334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162333
It is nice to see the new industries have some more foresight than the old industries.

Even a little foresight can count for a lot.
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Hamilton Brookdale - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:04:30 EST ID:XlPt8v+g No.162337 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162334

yeah i think of it like a geometric angle. say you are shooting a target and adjust the angle of you shot by only .1 degrees. may be seemingly insignificant at close range, but stretch it out hundreds or thousands of feet and you see a massive difference based on tiny initial changes.
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Polly Gerringdutch - Sun, 08 Oct 2017 19:36:15 EST ID:AVMlG+F9 No.162340 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162334
Both Tesla and SpaceX have never seen a quarter of profit, glad new industries can bankrupt the economy just like old ones : D But at least these ones understand the future!
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Beatrice Pittman - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 08:43:44 EST ID:8c32w9KN No.162347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162340
>Both Tesla and SpaceX have never seen a quarter of profit
Lol. What goes through your head as you type something so easily proven wrong?

https://www.theverge.com/2013/5/8/4313442/tesla-turns-first-profit
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Charlotte Drimmerdale - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:18:00 EST ID:AVMlG+F9 No.162348 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162347
Oh, they had one profitable quarter 4 years ago, my mistake. They should be profitable by next year guys!
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Polly Dradgebene - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:27:16 EST ID:knFhJQjN No.162354 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162333

..and Hillary?
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Eugene Fugglewater - Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:23:39 EST ID:knFhJQjN No.162356 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162348

I checked into SpaceX, looks like they're doing business this year with Iridium this year launching around 80 NEXT satellites into orbit. Should come out ahead unless their business plan is completely flawed. Of course I'd imagine these ventures are difficult to break into and maintain in the first place.
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Hamilton Blatherfuck - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 06:27:57 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.162359 Ignore Report Quick Reply
While it's true that Musk's projects are a bit quakey (in both the normal and bunnyhopping strafing rocketjumping sense), you gotta keep in mind that Musk is specifically jumping in fields no other company dares to touch - right now.

When all other companies jump in on environmentally friendly cars, fully automated production and commercial spaceflight, Musk is already years ahead of the rest.

Or at least, that's what he's counting on. Biting nails today, sitting comfy tomorrow. Of course, as the current student loans crisis shows - this doesn't always pay off. Big chance you'll be flipping burgers for the rest of your life.
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Jack Congerwill - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:01:51 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.162360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162348
amazon was unprofitable for like 10 years. it's not all about net profit. cash flows are far more important, especially for a younger company.

but being the super business sleuth i'm sure you already knew that.
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Hugh Fovingwag - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 12:45:28 EST ID:Jy1w56wB No.162361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162275
While Musk wants to power Puerto Rico, Zucc wants to go on VR tours of the devastation with his wife.
>One of the things that’s really magical about VR is you can get the feeling you’re really in a place
>You can see that we can really feel like we’re here,
>This street is really flooded,
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Archie Gabberbanks - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 16:49:54 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.162363 Report Quick Reply
He seems like a cool dude but is it just me or is he giving off some serious Weyland-Yutani vibes?
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Nigel Pittstone - Tue, 10 Oct 2017 23:07:24 EST ID:XlPt8v+g No.162370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162363

Robert Edwin House
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Martha Semmerford - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 19:55:54 EST ID:+5q0zMgm No.162381 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162340
Goes to show that profit isn't the driving force in innovation, right?

I'm sure if he was focused on profit he'd be making plenty.
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Walter Sambleshit - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:19:37 EST ID:qetGCKL9 No.162382 Report Quick Reply
>>162381

He's playing the long game. Short-term profit is for idiots and crooks. The tech and industry he's building up will fuel massive, record-breaking profit and wealth for a very long time.
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Fucking Dreffingway - Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:23:58 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.162383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162382
Let's not forget that if he successfully kickstarts large scale economically viable space travel, he'll be in the fucking history books.
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Walter Fundlefuck - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 12:34:18 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.162400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162383
As a hero or a villain?
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James Bommleshaw - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:02:18 EST ID:XlPt8v+g No.162404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Senile orange man with mind of spoiled child mocks his own territory for needing aid

>"We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!"
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Wesley Bunhall - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:17:49 EST ID:qwoZxg2w No.162407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162404

Yet no racism. Lol. Just proud wasps here
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Betsy Blandlebury - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:10:15 EST ID:hZQrmnqq No.162408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162404
>TG medical procedures for military personnel and helping Puerto Rico recover from natural disasters are just too costly
>let's bump up military spending by $40 billion and cut taxes for the wealthy though
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Reuben Brandlespear - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:37:14 EST ID:u35xloTz No.162410 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162404
He probably didn't even know Puerto Rico was his own territory until someone explained it to him after the hurricane hit. Maybe that's why the subject annoys him so much, he didn't sign up for this much responsibility.

At this point I half expect Trump to grant Puerto Rico their independence via Twitter just so people can't bother him about it anymore.
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Walter Fundlefuck - Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:16:31 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.162412 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>162410
>Puerto Rico their independence via Twitter
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Albert Foddlewire - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 11:04:56 EST ID:TSKsFRUp No.162423 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>162410
Trump just referred to the governor of the US Virign Islands as the "president" of the islands, so he apparently really doesn't think of US territories as his responsibility.

Has a colony ever achieved independence because the colonizers just straight up literally forgot that they owned it? This might be a historical first.
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Fucking Duckstone - Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:40:50 EST ID:2fJQ/aQA No.162424 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>162423
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Frederick Fozzlespear - Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:33:39 EST ID:DSUvrKv+ No.163984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Musk 2020

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/25/560045944/tesla-turns-power-back-on-at-childrens-hospital-in-puerto-rico
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Angus Pockwater - Fri, 08 Dec 2017 21:23:36 EST ID:AaqRkLOm No.164009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Holy fuck please no. Elon Musk is just another professionally delusional moron with the mental age of a 14 year old which are a dime a dozen in the US. What makes him special is he is somehow also a culturally modern 14 year old as well.

If we didn't have to convince inbred ghouls and emotionally detached nerds that electric cars and space exploration was profitable, we would just do it because everyone in the industry has been begging and fantasizing about it for almost a century. Then we'd be on the moon and running CO2 reclaimators already. But we live in geohell so half of our population worships some adult child who can relate our fantasys to other adult children with money.
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Phyllis Siffingkitch - Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:13:44 EST ID:bQIBMi3O No.164014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164009

Holy shit guise jaja Rick and Morty what a relatable billionaire I too have aspergers
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Edward Trotcocke - Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:08:02 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164017 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>163984
That was 2 months ago. Not discounting what he has done because it's more than me but realistically the motherfucker put a few solar panels on a few hospitals a few months back and hasn't done any more. I know the president just threw a six pack of paper towels into a crowd and called everyone lazy, but just because the bar has been lowered so much doesn't mean we should aim just above it. This was a PR stunt for Tesla more than anything and it allows him to look socially conscious, it's just beneficial to the people he is using as props as well because he is offering a commodity that they need. Zuck tried the same thing (using the tragedy to bring attention to his product) and ended up looking like a robotic asshat when he used severe hurricane damage to show off his VR world where him and his wife could insert their cartoon avatars into the suffering and presumably hump crying people when the cameras where off without them knowing and laughing about it.
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Sidney Bonningmitch - Sat, 09 Dec 2017 02:48:56 EST ID:9E9RXAkT No.164018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164014

Haha, yeah, Musk has good taste, what a moron.
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Isabella Sammlekodge - Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:23:23 EST ID:bwT9isft No.164126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164018

OK but the question is do you like Rick and Morty bro?
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Hannah Pullyhod - Sun, 17 Dec 2017 05:51:48 EST ID:fDsywGzt No.164273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164009
Musk is basically a guy who invented paypal and most of it so far has been vanity. However he's leading space right now and he also delivered that battery in Australia, proof of concept because for renewable power to be entirely reliable you need that shit. His stupid vanity is getting things done that only a billionaire can be done. He may be a man child but most billionaires just use their money to oppress the poor and get richer rather than make renewable energy viable (even for cars) and push space flight. He just pisses money everywhere and some of his projects fail but he's doing stuff we should have done a decade or more ago and would probably never otherwise happen.

I mean maybe he's mentally a teenager but sure, he's had yes men around him forever. Most billionaires and oligarchs are more like small toddlers spreading their shit everywhere and expecting us to deal with it. But sure, he should be adult and use his cash for gold fixtures and then default on the debt and not pay the contractors because he's "bankrupt" again. Real adults blame the mexicans for rape while sexually assaulting women and bragging about it. Real adults push social media that destroys culture while avoiding it themselves, claim we don't need privacy and tape their webcams. Real adults have meetings in the 70s where they accept climate change is real and then agree to fund think tanks to spread the idea that it's not. Real adults fix elections. Real adults fuck half the staff in the white house, real adults married that guy and just expect presidency by default. Real adults lose an election and then refuse to accept the result. Real adults make money in several countries by flooding them with anti immigration propaganda but pay tax as a resident of none of them.
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Nigel Chengerdock - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 07:48:05 EST ID:iFf04yUr No.164368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164009
you fags with complain about everything. he's a billionaire whos leading electric car and private space exploration development, he's not a total douchebag just using it to leverage his way into controlling more and more political figures, and he has interests besides money and killing strippers. but that makes him a shitty? this is what reality is, deal with the best way to improve things instead of fantasizing about how things should be better on an alternate fantasy timeline

“So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly rise and make them miserable.”

― Aldous Huxley,
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Lillian Sallybanks - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:14:52 EST ID:BMrv0j4V No.164369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164009
So the man has hobbies and thats your beef with him.. Shit at least he's not harassing woman, polluting the environment, and causing all kinds of political shananigans. If this your real problem with him, you set the standard pretty fucking my man. Jesus fuck, you're am top class dunce.
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Polly Cupperville - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:32:10 EST ID:tlilhxRg No.164370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164369
Couldn't agree more. If more rich people were like Musk, the world would be a better place. Not a good place... just better than it is now.
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Esther Brirringhot - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:34:24 EST ID:Nya7j2Hi No.164371 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164368
>>164369
>>164370
Are you expecting some kind of reward from rushing in to kiss this guy's ass?

You gonna start posting excerpts from your erotic fanfiction while you're at it?
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Lillian Sallybanks - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:11:51 EST ID:BMrv0j4V No.164372 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164371
Dude, your disliking a man for all the wrong reasons. I don't even like Musk, but because he's making solar panels and playing games and watching t.v is not a legit reason to hate on the guy. Maybe you're right about the Puerto Rico power ponal was a PR stunt. But maybe just maybe, he was like fuck those people need power a got a couple of power panels I can give them, they need it more than me. There semi good people out there dude.
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Henry Dezzlemine - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 10:32:02 EST ID:ojjwPRrO No.164375 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164371
is it really worse than jumping on the fuck musk bandwagon? you're just the other side of the same coin.
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Charles Hiddleville - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 11:52:23 EST ID:uViw96xi No.164378 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164375
>if you're not on the "praise musk" bandwagon you're automatically on the "fuck musk" bandwagon
>you're either with us or you're against us
Simpleton detected.

Merely asking why you're so excited about slobbering all over his dick isn't the same thing as hating on him, you know. Bemusement is not the same as opposition.

The fact that you interpret anything less than fawning praise as a personal attack on him to be defended against kind of proves the point being made.
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Archie Nicklefield - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:19:35 EST ID:9E9RXAkT No.164384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164378

As soon as great interest and praise is bestowed upon something, the hipsters come to shit on it.

Elon Musk is doing something to further a good cause, intentionally or not. The people of this world is going to need to move past combustion power, it's going to need self driven automobiles, and it's going to need space flight. More important than that, it needs dreams, someone who will perform and enable deeds that will make a better world.

Whether for vanity, profit, or idealism, Musk is getting things done. He's performing deeds that are something worthy of admiration. The technology he funds has the possibility of making this world a better place, and nobody else is doing it.

The only reason you have for shitting on him is that other people like him. You are counter-culture to counter-culture. Congratulations. I bet you like comcast and nazis too.
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Thomas Bendledock - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:48:38 EST ID:uh72oVZv No.164385 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>164378
>saying "at least he's not harassing women or causing political shenanigans" counts as "kissing ass"
>not hating musk means you're slobbering all over his dick
>totes not on the "fuck musk" bandwagon tho
Simpleton detected.
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Jarvis Smallham - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:19:30 EST ID:u35xloTz No.164386 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>164384
>The only reason you have for shitting on him is that other people like him.
Or maybe it's because this American tendency to worship rich CEOs and put them on a pedestal is precisely why your country is in such a shitty dysfunctional state in the first place.

But yeah, anyone who doesn't buy into the same weird technoutopian hero-worhip mentality that you do must be a nazi hipster that shills for cable companies out of jealousy. That's clearly the more reasonable interpretation.
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Lillian Sallybanks - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 16:56:21 EST ID:BMrv0j4V No.164389 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164385
Nice rebuttal man. It's best you go back to your 4chimps tier name calling.
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George Sottinghood - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 17:16:14 EST ID:kFmX3/Gj No.164391 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164384
I hate both Comcast and Nazis and think Elon Musk is a self important prick who should stay the fuck out of politics, all billionaires whose only experience is playing with inherited money should stay out of government weather the seem likable to me personally or not. The same tingly feeling he gives you down there is what the people you dislike feel when they see Trump.

Just look at his "powering of all of Puerto Rico", it was one building with a bunch of puff pieces and photo ops, I think when he said powering PR he meant his PR as in "Public Relations"(bu dum tss). Yeah, it's more than I've done but Pitbull and JLO did a bunch of shit for PR too and thankfully no one is shilling for any of them to be president. He's Mark Zuckerberg but he makes things I like instead of being the public face of a toxic honey pot, he's nothing more than an incredibly rich person in a country that rewards predatory capitalism, why would I want him to hold any office other than CEO of his own company? Lots of time, money and attention goes into the public face that he presents, you are just a consumer.

Or maybe I just some hitley loving counter-cultre try hard shit heel that's willfully ignoring the fact that this billionaire isn't like all the rest because he promised us and he wears crocs or some shit, IDK
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Hamilton Shakeforth - Thu, 21 Dec 2017 21:17:42 EST ID:BiJciOQA No.164395 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>164389
the guy in the previous post got all butt hurt because a few people weren't just outright shitting on musk. the first two people he quoted didn't even praising musk, just said he wasn't a complete piece of shit but that was still enough for him to knee-jerk accuse them of ass kissing. he then denies being a musk bater but gets called out on it. seems fair to use his own insult aganst him.


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