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Re: Elon Musk

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Post by ELB » Tue May 19, 2020 9:34 am

LDP wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 5:05 pm
The top two contenders for the title are Austin, TX and Tulsa, OK.
I hear that Tulsa can be very beautiful in the spring!
We don't need more Commiefornians moving to our great state to destroy it physically and politically.
Oh no. I want Elon's factory here. In pretty much his own words he has been red-pilled, and I want him on Texas's side when he arms his missiles with nukes.
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Re: Elon Musk

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Post by philip964 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:37 pm

https://www.autonews.com/executives/tes ... -key-plant

Sues CA county to restart his factory.

Sounds pretty red pill to me.

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Post by ELB » Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:56 am

More Elon:

SpaceX drops plans for Port of Los Angeles facility again
The decision to once again terminate the port lease, along with an earlier decision to halt Starship work in Florida, makes South Texas the hub of Starship production work.

Also, about the recent launch of American astronauts from America for first time in about 10 years:
Musk was referring to an April 2014 barb by Dimitry Rogozin, who at the time was Russia's deputy prime minister. Today, Rogozin is the chief of Russia's space agency, Roscosmos.

...Rogozin was irked back then by sanctions imposed by the United States in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Some of those sanctions targeted the Russian space industry (as well as individuals, including Rogozin), ...

"After analyzing the sanctions against our space industry, I suggest to the USA to bring their astronauts to the International Space Station using a trampoline," Rogozin said via Twitter at the time.
After the Dragon manned spaceship launched successfully, Elon announced:

"The trampoline is working!"
https://www.space.com/elon-musk-spacex- ... ained.html
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Re: Elon Musk

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Post by Grayling813 » Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:20 am

How successful would Musk be without US taxpayers helping to pay his bills?
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Post by ELB » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:08 am

I dunno. Not sure how many private investors would put $$$ into the types of projects he has tackled.

The government wanted a way to get back into space, Elon's space company won a contract to do it, and did it much cheaper than either the Russians or Boeing or NASA or anybody else. Good on him for that. We were subsidizing the Russians big time. The reason the Boca Chica facility is in Boca Chica is because Texas gave him a big tax break to build there, but the Texas offers tax breaks to other businesses to get them to relocate here. Elon's spacecraft are flying well ahead of the bigger competitors like SLS, and they will outclass the Soyuz in payload and responsivieness.

The government essentially created the electric vehicle market out of unicorn farts and subsidies, and Elon's Tesla company has sold the most EVs of anyone. 2019 was the last year that individuals could get an income tax break for buying an EV, and that break was reduced considerably (about $1800 versus the $7500 in earlier years) for Teslas, and yet he sold more Teslas in 2019 than the previous two years combined - and more EVs than anyone else. By comparison the Nissan Leaf and the Chevy Bolt appear to be flops. The Covid fiasco surely did not do his business any good, but given that his cars are still in the high end customer category, maybe sales will not be damaged as much as if he were trying to sell econoboxes.

So yes he goes for the government-subsidized long shot projects...and he tends to make them work, which is a nice change from pretty much all the rest of the "green" and non-green government subsidies during the Obama administration that served largely to transfer money to Dem donors but failed to produce anything of merit.
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Re: Elon Musk

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Post by Rafe » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:27 am

ELB wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:56 am
"The trampoline is working!"
https://www.space.com/elon-musk-spacex- ... ained.html
Hah! I missed that one!
SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk tweeted an aerial photo of that “Starship Production Complex” June 6, a cluster of buildings just down the road from a test site at Boca Chica Beach.
Hello, hub of SpaceX Starship production work. Welcome to Texas!
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Post by philip964 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:58 pm

Elon Musk’s mother.

Now I’m convinced he is a super villain.
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Re: Elon Musk

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Post by philip964 » Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:54 pm

https://www.statesman.com/business/2020 ... tives-deal

Travis County considering Tesla incentives.

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Post by Rafe » Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:26 am

Elon Musk invites users to test Starlink space internet

"The SpaceX CEO now has 500 satellites orbiting earth, and is primed for internet broadband trials this summer."

https://decrypt.co/33080/elon-musk-invi ... e-internet
An invitation to sign up for Starlink updates was published on the startup’s website. Users sign up with an email address and zip code, and are told Starlink will begin beta-testing this summer in the Northern hemisphere. The company promises to notify everyone with the right zip code if trials are going on in their area.
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Post by powerboatr » Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:59 pm

saw that tesla was looking hard at austin if tax incentives work out...WHY AUSTIN no body there want s to work. we are constantly asked for money when we visit... how about coming to east texas
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Re: Elon Musk

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Post by parabelum » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:11 am

I want to see UFC match, Cuban vs. Musk!
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