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(SFGate)   Having succeeded in building cars that don't burst into flames and rescuing Thai kids, Musk takes on Flint water   ( sfgate.com) divider line
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2018-07-12 08:12:30 AM  
Sometimes the BBC gets right up my nose, but I was very satisified with their length segment on the rescue of the Thai footbal team.

/The name "Elon Musk" was not mentioned once
 
2018-07-12 08:13:30 AM  
Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.
 
2018-07-12 08:13:32 AM  
 
2018-07-12 08:13:52 AM  
Um...Elon Musk is smart and all, but he had nothing to do with the cave rescue.
 
2018-07-12 08:14:30 AM  
This is going to be dropped as a duplicate, isn't it? Oh well, I'm having a lovely conversation with myself in the meantime...
 
2018-07-12 08:14:31 AM  
Damn I've heard of penis envy but this crap with Elon Musk is out of hand.

He's not going to fark you.
 
2018-07-12 08:14:32 AM  

The Dog Ate My Homework: Um...Elon Musk is smart and all, but he had nothing to do with the cave rescue.


That's, uh, the joke.
 
2018-07-12 08:14:33 AM  
Noble gesture but not contacting the city first is simply arrogant.
 
2018-07-12 08:18:40 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Noble gesture but not contacting the city first is simply arrogant.


The city that farked it up and won't fix it?
 
2018-07-12 08:20:55 AM  
It's insane to think that in "the greatest country in the world", no one has fixed this issue in 3 years.

Wonder how long a rich white neighborhood in Florida would have black water?
 
2018-07-12 08:21:08 AM  

LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.


Oh dear, you've done it now. Prepare to be called a fanboy for not joining in on the dogpile.
 
2018-07-12 08:22:07 AM  

stuhayes2010: It's insane to think that in "the greatest country in the world", no one has fixed this issue in 3 years.

Wonder how long a rich white neighborhood in Florida would have black water?


Am I making this up, or doesn't Grand Rapids also have a crappy water?
 
2018-07-12 08:22:10 AM  

Curmudgeonly: NotThatGuyAgain: Noble gesture but not contacting the city first is simply arrogant.

The city that farked it up and won't fix it?


You mean the state appointed manager that farked it up.
 
2018-07-12 08:22:18 AM  

LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.


FAN BOY!!
 
2018-07-12 08:24:01 AM  

LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.


The same sort of human dogshiat that worships a loser like Donald Trump loves to spit on men of real accomplishment.
None of the trailer trash who post here on FarKKK.com could ever aspire to be like Musk - but any of their worthless asses could have been born into obscene wealth, like Trump was. So they identify with the man it could lie within their capabilities to be like.
 
2018-07-12 08:27:45 AM  

jso2897: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

The same sort of human dogshiat that worships a loser like Donald Trump loves to spit on men of real accomplishment.
None of the trailer trash who post here on FarKKK.com could ever aspire to be like Musk - but any of their worthless asses could have been born into obscene wealth, like Trump was. So they identify with the man it could lie within their capabilities to be like.


Do the words 'off the rails' come up alot in conversations around you?
 
2018-07-12 08:29:17 AM  

Smoking GNU: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

Oh dear, you've done it now. Prepare to be called a fanboy for not joining in on the dogpile.


Wtf, his was the second post in the thread, and there's already not much criticism of him here.

Given that, you're preemptive white knighting just might be a sign that you are a fanboy.
 
2018-07-12 08:31:01 AM  

iron de havilland: Smoking GNU: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

Oh dear, you've done it now. Prepare to be called a fanboy for not joining in on the dogpile.

Wtf, his was the second post in the thread, and there's already not much criticism of him here.

Given that, you're preemptive white knighting just might be a sign that you are a fanboy.


Called it.
 
2018-07-12 08:34:10 AM  

Polish Hussar: Repeat?


Elon is getting his money's worth from that check he cut to Drew.
 
2018-07-12 08:34:29 AM  

Smoking GNU: iron de havilland: Smoking GNU: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

Oh dear, you've done it now. Prepare to be called a fanboy for not joining in on the dogpile.

Wtf, his was the second post in the thread, and there's already not much criticism of him here.

Given that, you're preemptive white knighting just might be a sign that you are a fanboy.

Called it.


Well yeah, if you act like a fanboy, you may just be called out on it.
 
2018-07-12 08:34:42 AM  

jso2897: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

The same sort of human dogshiat that worships a loser like Donald Trump loves to spit on men of real accomplishment.
None of the trailer trash who post here on FarKKK.com could ever aspire to be like Musk - but any of their worthless asses could have been born into obscene wealth, like Trump was. So they identify with the man it could lie within their capabilities to be like.


There's an entire tab for morons like you.
 
2018-07-12 08:36:58 AM  

NotThatGuyAgain: Noble gesture but not contacting the city first is simply arrogant.


No need to talk to the city when his proposal is to install filtering systems on private properties.
 
2018-07-12 08:38:18 AM  

NoahBuddy: This is going to be dropped as a duplicate, isn't it? Oh well, I'm having a lovely conversation with myself in the meantime...


I tend to treat duplicate threads as the internet equivalent of The Purge, where you can say anything you want since it's going to disappear anyway.
 
2018-07-12 08:40:41 AM  
Musk v. Flint. He might have met his match this time.
 
2018-07-12 08:40:45 AM  

Runningwithscience: NotThatGuyAgain: Noble gesture but not contacting the city first is simply arrogant.

No need to talk to the city when his proposal is to install filtering systems on private properties.


Would filters actually fix the level of contamination in Flint's brown water? To the point that it would be drinkable? If it were that easy, I'd think they'd have already done it. I suspect this is a non-solution.

Also, such filters need to be replaced regularly. Who would pay for that?
 
2018-07-12 08:44:08 AM  
He didn't succeed at rescuing the kids.
He offered his help if needed.
Some see it as a cynical ploy to garner publicity, others think it was genuine gesture of concern for others.
I tend to lean toward the latter, though I can see how the former sounds plausible.

Billionaires cannot and should not be expected to solve all our problems.
Life is not an Ayn Rand novel.
 
2018-07-12 08:45:49 AM  

Runningwithscience: NotThatGuyAgain: Noble gesture but not contacting the city first is simply arrogant.

No need to talk to the city when his proposal is to install filtering systems on private properties.


Kind of. TFA indicates that the city is doing work on certain homes if they aren't too bad off, it's the ones that are bad that they aren't doing anything about because reasons. It does seem like if Musk were to contact the city and get a list of homes not being considered, that working together would have the most benefit.
 
2018-07-13 12:31:58 AM  

jso2897: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

The same sort of human dogshiat that worships a loser like Donald Trump loves to spit on men of real accomplishment.
None of the trailer trash who post here on FarKKK.com could ever aspire to be like Musk - but any of their worthless asses could have been born into obscene wealth, like Trump was. So they identify with the man it could lie within their capabilities to be like.


Nailed it. Facking hell, you are spot on.
 
2018-07-13 04:44:55 AM  

jso2897: LL316: Rich guy does something nice.  Let's spend a thread ripping him for not doing more.

The same sort of human dogshiat that worships a loser like Donald Trump loves to spit on men of real accomplishment.
None of the trailer trash who post here on FarKKK.com could ever aspire to be like Musk - but any of their worthless asses could have been born into obscene wealth, like Trump was. So they identify with the man it could lie within their capabilities to be like.


Are you equating distaste for Elon Musk with support for The Cheeto?

If you are, you're a very silly girl.

/Now go away and think about what you've done
 
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