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(Some Guy)   Elon Musk's Taiwan diplomacy is a lot more popular than his Ukraine diplomacy, well at least with some people   (taiwannews.com.tw) divider line
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2022-10-16 3:31:40 AM  
Say something and people give you money. It's a living.
 
2022-10-16 4:10:15 AM  
I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.
 
2022-10-16 4:12:38 AM  
Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.
 
2022-10-16 4:13:07 AM  
He was luck to bet on PayPal and now every move of him is described as master strategery. And still he is an ungracious, petty asshole. At least he's paying Starlink for Ukraine out of his own pocket now. Asshole for even asking someone else to footing the bill.

Asshole.
 
2022-10-16 4:16:19 AM  
Elon is a lot better at naming his kids than he is at diplomacy.
 
2022-10-16 4:18:46 AM  

MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.


He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.
 
2022-10-16 4:25:40 AM  
Yes, China should be trusted with another Hong Kong arrangement, because China BROKE its political promises regarding Hong Kong so thoroughly and unashamedly.

Nope, too late China. You have only shown you can't keep promises. You and Elon can fark right off.
 
2022-10-16 4:26:06 AM  
"The definition of fascism is the marriage of corporation and state" - Mussolini
 
2022-10-16 4:27:03 AM  

muck1969: Elon is a lot better at naming his kids than he is at diplomacy.


But Elon Musk is horrible at diplomacy....
Ooooooh!
 
2022-10-16 4:29:42 AM  

Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.

He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.


We don't need no stinking "eligibility". All he has to do is declare allegiance to the GOP, I.e.,Trump and Putin, and he's in.
 
2022-10-16 4:30:56 AM  
I still maintain that Elon Musk fans are the kinds of people that sided with Mr. House in Fallout: New Vegas because he offhandedly mentioned colonizing other planets, once, and then ignored all the genocides he committed.

Only Mr. House can actually build a decent robot, lol
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2022-10-16 4:34:02 AM  

edmo: Say something and people give you money. It's a living.


You know those Nigerian email scams? At this point, Musk is the most successful version of that; he'll just say dumb shiat knowing he just has to con a few investors, not all of them.
 
2022-10-16 4:37:00 AM  

MattytheMouse: edmo: Say something and people give you money. It's a living.

You know those Nigerian email scams? At this point, Musk is the most successful version of that; he'll just say dumb shiat knowing he just has to con a few investors, not all of them.


Yup. He regurgitates a plot device from some cheesy sci-fi novel he half-remembers, and techbros throw money at him.
 
2022-10-16 4:38:31 AM  
Ok, maybe saying his ideas come from novels is a bit generous. Maybe movies that showed up on TV while he was too busy shiatposting on Twitter to change the channel would be more his speed.
 
2022-10-16 4:41:34 AM  

Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.

He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.


He's not eligible. Not a natural born US citizen. Finally, a chance to be grateful for that stupid law.

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2022-10-16 4:41:46 AM  

Paddy: He was luck to bet on PayPal and now every move of him is described as master strategery. And still he is an ungracious, petty asshole. At least he's paying Starlink for Ukraine out of his own pocket now. Asshole for even asking someone else to footing the bill.

Asshole.


Starlink is being funded by the United States, United Kingdom and Poland. Musk only provided 3,000 out of the 20k+ in Ukraine, and has been slow to provide other mobile units ordered by Ukraine with western loans.

Musk is making tons of money off the war through subsidies and low-interest aid loans he's just has a self-important jackass who is upset that he got called out for his shiatty "peace deal".
 
2022-10-16 4:44:54 AM  

LordJiro: MattytheMouse: edmo: Say something and people give you money. It's a living.

You know those Nigerian email scams? At this point, Musk is the most successful version of that; he'll just say dumb shiat knowing he just has to con a few investors, not all of them.

Yup. He regurgitates a plot device from some cheesy sci-fi novel he half-remembers, and techbros throw money at him.


I really do wonder how much longer it can go on 'cause like, most of Elon Musk's grift was his self-invented image of being the real-life Iron Man that he himself submitted into the public consciousness. And on top of years,
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of making an ass out of himself with half-baked garbage, he's finally ruined his public image with the most public mid-life crisis we've ever witnessed to even the point where my dad thinks Elon is a moron... And my dad is a Trump supporter, so that's saying a lot!
 
2022-10-16 4:47:02 AM  
The tech tycoon then speculated that while it "won't make everyone happy," the terms of Beijing's rule over Taiwan could be "more lenient than Hong Kong."

Yes. I am totally convinced that will be the case here. Just like Hong Kong was supposed to be. It will totally work.
 
2022-10-16 4:48:27 AM  
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2022-10-16 4:53:15 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.

He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.

He's not eligible. Not a natural born US citizen. Finally, a chance to be grateful for that stupid law.

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Kinda of a tangent based on that meme, but Steven Crowder is also an asshole.
 
2022-10-16 5:04:43 AM  
Subby, please don't be so disrespectful..!

The correct nomenclature is Elon Moskva

/ * tips hat to ketkarsa *
 
2022-10-16 5:05:37 AM  

ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.


We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.
 
2022-10-16 5:51:17 AM  
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But just think how fast it will go when you turn off all of the rendering options.
 
2022-10-16 6:10:19 AM  
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2022-10-16 6:13:35 AM  

CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.


That's probably true, but only because it would be f*cking impossible to be worse at foreign policy. Also, luckily for him, I'm reasonably confident that actual engineers design his rockets.

/shoulda renamed the car company "Edison" when he bought it
 
2022-10-16 6:40:48 AM  
I'm no expert but what would be the effect of Taiwan banning the sale of semi conductors to companies associated with Musk?
 
2022-10-16 6:44:25 AM  

tinderfitles: Paddy: He was luck to bet on PayPal and now every move of him is described as master strategery. And still he is an ungracious, petty asshole. At least he's paying Starlink for Ukraine out of his own pocket now. Asshole for even asking someone else to footing the bill.

Asshole.

Starlink is being funded by the United States, United Kingdom and Poland. Musk only provided 3,000 out of the 20k+ in Ukraine, and has been slow to provide other mobile units ordered by Ukraine with western loans.

Musk is making tons of money off the war through subsidies and low-interest aid loans he's just has a self-important jackass who is upset that he got called out for his shiatty "peace deal".


I'm curious how he handled being told "no" while growing up-- assaulting the help staff or killing a pet.
 
2022-10-16 6:45:16 AM  

ThunderPelvis: CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.

That's probably true, but only because it would be f*cking impossible to be worse at foreign policy. Also, luckily for him, I'm reasonably confident that actual engineers design his rockets.

/shoulda renamed the car company "Edison" when he bought it


SpaceX is successful because there are some very smart people working there.

Elon is not the brains behind the scenes, he's just the money.
 
2022-10-16 6:57:52 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Elon is not the brains behind the scenes


He said, in a straight face, during an interview that he thinks he knows more about manufacturing than anyone else alive on the planet. The guy is a walking Dunning-Kruger effect.


Why you should NEVER believe Elon Musk!
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2022-10-16 7:07:25 AM  

born_yesterday: tinderfitles: Paddy: He was luck to bet on PayPal and now every move of him is described as master strategery. And still he is an ungracious, petty asshole. At least he's paying Starlink for Ukraine out of his own pocket now. Asshole for even asking someone else to footing the bill.

Asshole.

Starlink is being funded by the United States, United Kingdom and Poland. Musk only provided 3,000 out of the 20k+ in Ukraine, and has been slow to provide other mobile units ordered by Ukraine with western loans.

Musk is making tons of money off the war through subsidies and low-interest aid loans he's just has a self-important jackass who is upset that he got called out for his shiatty "peace deal".

I'm curious how he handled being told "no" while growing up-- assaulting the help staff or killing a pet.


Just look to little Donnie Trump for that answer.
 
2022-10-16 7:21:27 AM  

ThunderPelvis: Dunning-Kruger.


Thanks, subby.  I was going to post much the same!
 
2022-10-16 7:28:10 AM  

CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.


Because Musk doesn't run SpaceX. Yes, he is CEO. But thst is to assuage his ego.

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She runs SpaceX and is an actual rocket scientist. Musk is a promoter. He is Steve Jobs.
 
2022-10-16 7:33:02 AM  

dsmith42: CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.

Because Musk doesn't run SpaceX. Yes, he is CEO. But thst is to assuage his ego.

(Fark is choking on the image, but itsw Gwynne Shotwell)

She runs SpaceX and is an actual rocket scientist. Musk is a promoter. He is Steve Jobs.


Musk is Reacher Gilt without fashion sense.
 
2022-10-16 7:34:08 AM  

dsmith42: CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.

Because Musk doesn't run SpaceX. Yes, he is CEO. But thst is to assuage his ego.

(Fark is choking on the image, but itsw Gwynne Shotwell)

She runs SpaceX and is an actual rocket scientist. Musk is a promoter. He is Steve Jobs.


O to be a fly on the wall when he asserts himself over her, sexually, as his kind are wont to do.  Can you imagine the kind of insecurity a woman like that provokes in the weakest part of his heart?  That whole deal has to be some kind of sitcom nightmare.
 
2022-10-16 8:44:29 AM  

Gordon Bennett: Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.

He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.

He's not eligible. Not a natural born US citizen. Finally, a chance to be grateful for that stupid law.

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"U.S. Supreme Court rules today 6-3 that Musk can run for President based on their strict constitutional originalist interpretations, the writings of some kook from the 16th century, and Musk's sincerely held belief that he should be President."
 
2022-10-16 8:45:04 AM  
Getting real sick of Elon Stench.
 
2022-10-16 8:55:11 AM  
The only good billionaire is a dead billionaire!

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/ no, really
 
2022-10-16 8:56:24 AM  

fzumrk: Gordon Bennett: Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.

He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.

He's not eligible. Not a natural born US citizen. Finally, a chance to be grateful for that stupid law.

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"U.S. Supreme Court rules today 6-3 that Musk can run for President based on their strict constitutional originalist interpretations, the writings of some kook from the 16th century, and Musk's sincerely held belief that he should be President."


It's one of those fun rules that will be entirely worthless the moment it's needed the most
 
2022-10-16 9:43:53 AM  
The first time a friend recommended watching Muskovite on a rediculous Ted Talk, I had his number and knew he was full-on nuts. The friend who recommended it was a fool, too.
 
2022-10-16 10:27:54 AM  
This is the American way of wealth. Henry Ford had his say about "the Jews" and Hitler, and JFKennedy's dad did too. And a couple of decades before that, it was WR Hearst starting trouble with Spain.

They were agents for an ascendant American empire. Who are the agents for an ascendant Chinese and a declining Russian empire? Well, anyone who will take the money, really. The Turks have their Oz. We know McConnell is in bed with the Chinese... every night. There is the whole "Fourth of July" crew who kowtowed to Moscow. Washington is rotten with foreign influences. We can't even count the ones who are more or less agreeable in terms of language, skin tone, religion, etc. Elon gets under the radar because he is a white South African. What if he were from India or China? Would Americans be so warmed up to him?

And let's be real. Elon Musk will never be able to the POTUS. But oh boy does he have children, and oh boy were they naturally born US citizens.
 
2022-10-16 10:52:35 AM  

KodosZardoz: The tech tycoon then speculated that while it "won't make everyone happy," the terms of Beijing's rule over Taiwan could be "more lenient than Hong Kong."

Yes. I am totally convinced that will be the case here. Just like Hong Kong was supposed to be. It will totally work.


"C'mon, it won't be that bad" is pretty horrifying global policy.
 
2022-10-16 11:05:41 AM  

kbronsito: I'm no expert but what would be the effect of Taiwan banning the sale of semi conductors to companies associated with Musk?


For starters, this would happen:

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2022-10-16 11:08:33 AM  

2fardownthread: This is the American way of wealth. Henry Ford had his say about "the Jews" and Hitler, and JFKennedy's dad did too. And a couple of decades before that, it was WR Hearst starting trouble with Spain.

They were agents for an ascendant American empire. Who are the agents for an ascendant Chinese and a declining Russian empire? Well, anyone who will take the money, really. The Turks have their Oz. We know McConnell is in bed with the Chinese... every night. There is the whole "Fourth of July" crew who kowtowed to Moscow. Washington is rotten with foreign influences. We can't even count the ones who are more or less agreeable in terms of language, skin tone, religion, etc. Elon gets under the radar because he is a white South African. What if he were from India or China? Would Americans be so warmed up to him?

And let's be real. Elon Musk will never be able to the POTUS. But oh boy does he have children, and oh boy were they naturally born US citizens.



Um, point of order -- McConnell's wife is Taiwanese. She's not from Chinese Beijing.
 
2022-10-16 11:14:32 AM  

Paddy: He was luck to bet on PayPal and now every move of him is described as master strategery. And still he is an ungracious, petty asshole. At least he's paying Starlink for Ukraine out of his own pocket now. Asshole for even asking someone else to footing the bill.


He's lying about Starlink.
 
2022-10-16 11:28:40 AM  

leeksfromchichis: dsmith42: CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.

Because Musk doesn't run SpaceX. Yes, he is CEO. But thst is to assuage his ego.

(Fark is choking on the image, but itsw Gwynne Shotwell)

She runs SpaceX and is an actual rocket scientist. Musk is a promoter. He is Steve Jobs.

Musk is Reacher Gilt without fashion sense.


Where is Moist when we need him
 
2022-10-16 11:54:30 AM  

Nicki Minaj's Cousin's Friend's Swollen Testicle: MrBallou: Now that he's suddenly been declared US Ambassador to every Fuc£ing thing, he should totally run for President.

The way things are going these days, he'd just be coronated without an election.

He's not eligible though, is he? Please tell me he's not eligible! I don't want him to be the first billionaire president.


Once the 61st Amendment is ratified, he can run.
 
2022-10-16 12:32:59 PM  

2fardownthread: This is the American way of wealth. Henry Ford had his say about "the Jews" and Hitler, and JFKennedy's dad did too. And a couple of decades before that, it was WR Hearst starting trouble with Spain.
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And let's be real. Elon Musk will never be able to the POTUS. But oh boy does he have children, and oh boy were they naturally born US citizens.


Just be grateful he isn't as into family as Joe Kennedy and Prescott Bush.  His kids aren't going to be groomed for candidacy and aren't going to run on his coattails, or even admit he's their father.  We're in much greater danger of the Trump kids.

CCNP: ThunderPelvis: I can't wait for Musk to financially implode just so I don't have to pay attention to every moronic thought that passes through his smooth f*cking brain. Dude's a poster child for Dunning-Kruger.

We will have to wait for his rockets to start exploding first. We must be patient.

Sadly, Musk is better at rockets than foreign policy, so we might be waiting a while.


There isn't much that can sink Spacex (it is a privately owned company), and Gwynne Shotwell is there to make sure it doesn't happen.  On the other hand, Tesla is very public and very overvalued.  See also twitter, which sooner or later Musk is expected to be forced to buy at an even more overvalued stake.  Once the serious Muscovites realize that Tesla isn't worth half a trillion dollars (nor a Musk-lead twitter for whatever outrageous price he pays for it), the bankruptcy courts may wind up handing his stake in Spacex to his creditors.

Most likely scenario for a Elon bankruptcy: he is forced to buy Twitter, makes it a full-on "Nazi speech zone" followed by stock price tanking.  Twitter drags Tesla down with it, and Elon can't make his margin calls.  If he's smart, he'll pay Twitter $10 Billion to go away, but Elon loves to bet big.

I thought I saved the "I'll buy a volcano lair" tweet.  Think it was 2006.  It was when Elon told the world what he was (or at least thought he was/planned to be).
 
2022-10-16 12:41:36 PM  
Richest man in the world groveling before a Communist state for a tax break.

Make it make sense.
 
2022-10-16 12:44:14 PM  
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2022-10-16 12:46:17 PM  
The corruption related to Elon is so expansive that the entire Trump admin is merely a distraction to prevent necessary and proper investigation of Musk and his associates.
 
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