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  • Elon Musk Is A Very Creative Crony Capitalist

    08/08/2017 4:04:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | 8.8.2017 | David Blackmon
    Elon Musk is a very creative guy. We all know it, and often admire it. He’s the guy who’s going to colonize Mars, the guy who’s going to roof your house with solar shingle and pave highways with solar pavers. He’s also the guy who is now bringing us the Tesla 3 electric motor car, his new, more compact and sporty model for which he claims to have already received 500,000 orders. It’s all so wonderful, and his giant PR operation issues about 27 press releases a week bragging about his every move. Well, ok, not quote every move. Here’s...
  • Can You Believe There Are People Who WANT To Be Micro Chipped?

    07/31/2017 5:02:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 40 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | July 31, 2017 | Mac Slavo
    Who would want to be micro chipped? Many, apparently. Some people are begging for a micro chip to be implanted in their body – one that could do everything a smartphone can do and more.“I am so ready,” says Charlene Li. She’s a long-time author and principal analyst at the Altimeter Group. This week, science fiction came to the heartland when a small Wisconsin company announced that it would begin implanting microchips into its employee’s hands. The company had more than 50 volunteers too. The company sold the implantation to their employees as a convenience for them to ditch the...
  • Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Rolls Out Mass Market Model

    07/29/2017 5:18:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 81 replies
    BBC NEWS ^ | 07/29/2017 | BBC NEWS
    Electric car maker Tesla has rolled out its new Model 3 vehicle - the company's cheapest car to date. The first 30 customers - most of them employees of the company - received their cars on Friday. Chief executive Elon Musk said the Model 3 was the "best car for its cost, either electric or gasoline". Prices start at $35,000 (£26,650), which the firm hopes will bring mass market interest. The price is still higher than that of rival electric car the Nissan Leaf, which starts at $30,680, or the hybrid Chevrolet Volt, which goes for $34,095.
  • OH, ELON. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HYPERLOOP DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT

    07/22/2017 9:20:41 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 57 replies
    Wired ^ | 07.21.17 | AARIAN MARSHALL
    OH, ELON. BUILDING INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE HYPERLOOP DOESN'T WORK LIKE THAT Is this … is this really happening? On Wednesday morning, Elon Musk made a strange announcement on Twitter: His Boring Company (yes, that's what it's called) had received “verbal government approval” to build an underground hyperloop, he said. The maglev-powered train thing would pass through New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore before terminating in good old swampy Washington, DC. All in twenty-nine minutes. It sounded momentous—but “verbal government approval” isn’t a thing. A White House spokesperson said the administration had conducted “positive conversations” with Musk and Boring Company executives, but...
  • Tesla April registrations drop in key California market

    07/06/2017 8:01:55 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6 July 2017 | Marc Vartabedian
    Registrations of Tesla Inc vehicles in California, by far the largest market of the luxury electric car maker, fell 24 percent in April from a year ago, according to data from IHS Markit. The findings come as investors worry that demand for Tesla's luxury Model S sedan is waning ahead of the mass market Model 3 launch. Tesla earlier this week reported first-half global deliveries of its Model S and its Model X SUV at the low end of its own forecast, driving down the stock and raising questions about demand for the older models. Tesla’s share price more than...
  • Elon Musk: The world's population is accelerating toward collapse and nobody cares.

    07/06/2017 12:20:33 PM PDT · by jerod · 63 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3 Hours Ago | 01:01 | David Gernon
    Elon Musk usually tweets about mundane topics, from LA traffic to Tesla projects. On Thursday he was more dire. "The world's population is accelerating towards collapse, but few seem to notice or care," Tesla's CEO tweeted to his nearly 10 million followers. He pointed to a November article in New Scientist magazine titled, "The world in 2076: The population bomb has imploded." The piece, written by Fred Pearce points to Japan as a case study for what could go wrong in the relatively near future. Rather than a meltdown where the Earth's population outstrips the planet's ability to feed everyone,...
  • Tesla vehicle deliveries drop 10% in second quarter of 2017

    07/03/2017 5:15:31 PM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 24 replies
    With most investors focused on the rollout of its highly anticipated Model 3, Tesla announced lackluster second-quarter sales, due in part to supply issues with 100 kWh battery packs. "The Q2 Deliveries will be viewed as a negative by investors," said James Albertine, analyst with Consumer Edge Research. "But that story ... can be more than offset by the Model 3 in the second half of the year." Overall, Tesla delivered just over 22,000 vehicles in the second quarter, bringing its first half deliveries to 47,100, within the company's guidance of between 47,000 and 50,000 vehicles. What was the problem?...
  • Delingpole: Tesla Car Batteries Not Remotely Green, Study Finds

    06/21/2017 5:50:03 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 33 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Jun 2017 | James Delingpole
    The car batteries used in a Tesla generate as much CO2 as driving a gasoline-powered car for eight years. And that’s before they even come off the production line. This news, from a study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, will no doubt delight all those U.S. taxpayers who have been forking out billions of dollars to prop up Tesla’s share price having been assured by their government that subsidizing overpriced electric cars represents a vital step towards “combatting climate change.” The report, commissioned by the Swedish Transport Administration and the Swedish Energy Agency, cannot easily be dismissed because it...
  • Ted Cruz Busts Elon Musk for Flying Private Jet While Lecturing Trump on Global Warming

    06/02/2017 6:22:04 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-2-2017 | Lucas Nolan
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into Tesla CEO Elon Musk Thursday night for his use of a private jet after the tech billionaire tweeted his disapproval of President Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Accord. Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter to announce that he would be departing from all future presidential councils in protest of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord. He assured his followers that global warming is real and that leaving the Paris accords is “not good” for America or the world. Hours later, Cruz...
  • Elon Musk vows to step down from White House councils if US leaves Paris accord

    06/01/2017 6:11:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 70 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/1/2017 | Ryan Gaydos
    Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, threatened to leave two White House advisory councils should President Trump pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement. Musk said he will have “no choice” but to depart the councils if Trump makes the decision. Don't know which way Paris will go, but I've done all I can to advise directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils, that we remain.............
  • Elon Musk Threatens to Quit Advisory Panel if Donald Trump Cuts Energy Taxes, Subsidies

    06/01/2017 5:49:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 May 2017 | Neil Munro
    Elon Musk is threatening to resign from President Donald Trump’s business advisory panel if he extracts Americans from the Paris Climate Agreement which indirectly subsidizes Musk’s multiple billion-dollar business projects. The Wednesday threat came after news reports announced that Trump has decided to quit the 2016 agreement, which critics say would increase energy costs for U.S. consumers, factories and workplaces. The threat was delivered via a pair of tweets from the entrepreneur, who has skillfully harnessed a variety of federal regulations to subsidize his Tesla electric-car company, his SolarCity energy company, and a Nevada battery factory. Trump is under huge...
  • What does Trump's Paris climate decision mean? (Goodbye Paris)

    05/31/2017 1:12:26 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    politico ^ | 05/31/2017 02:55 PM EDT | Nick Juliano
    While President Donald Trump is keeping everyone in suspense, a White House official said Wednesday morning that Trump will formally withdraw the United States from the Paris climate change agreement. ... Why is Trump pulling out? Trump has repeatedly dismissed human-caused climate change as a “bulls---” “hoax” invented by the Chinese to undercut U.S. manufacturing, and those who urged him to exit virtually all believe that scientists’ warnings of more extreme weather and rising seas are overblown. Trump also has said that U.S. coal, oil and manufacturing companies are disadvantaged by efforts to reduce carbon emissions. While the question of...
  • Elon Musk Warns He Will Depart Trump Councils If U.S. Leaves Paris Deal

    05/31/2017 1:54:26 PM PDT · by blam · 98 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 5-31-2017
    With Trump reportedly set to leave the Paris Climate Deal, this has prompted one of Trump’s “advisors”, Elon Musk, to tweet moments ago that he has done “all he can” to advise “directly to POTUS, through others in WH & via councils” that the U.S. remain in the Paris climate deal. And, in response to a Twitter user asking him what he will do if Trump decides to leave the climate deal, Musk tweets “we will have no choice but to depart councils.”(snip)
  • A look inside Elon Musk's futuristic LA traffic-beating tunnel system

    04/29/2017 10:12:04 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ABC 7 Eyewitness News ^ | April 28, 2017 | Coleen Sullivan
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- He's conquered the streets with electric cars, and he's leading the commercial race to space, but that's not enough for Elon Musk. Billionaire Musk spoke at a TED Talks conference and gave the first glimpse of the traffic-beating underground tunnels he hopes to create. The SpaceX and Tesla CEO plans to build the network of tunnels with his latest venture, The Boring Company. Construction was well underway at the Hawthorne-based business on Friday. AIR7 HD was overhead as crews worked on the early designs of a tunnel-digging machine with The Boring Company logo. Here's how it...
  • Forget “Dump Trump,” Trump Should Dump Musk

    04/27/2017 6:00:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Wealthy investor Doug Derwin is spending a lot of his own money in an attempt to convince billionaire Elon Musk to step down from President Donald Trump’s business advisory council. Why? He doesn’t like Trump and doesn’t think business leaders should embrace the president because, well, he opposes him politically. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter; he’s opened the bank vault and is spending liberally to pressure Musk, who may or may not eventually capitulate. Whatever eventually comes of the pressure, President Trump should not wait to see if Musk will cave and remove him now. Nothing against Elon Musk, he’s...
  • Elon Musk Lays Out Plans to Meld Brains and Computers

    04/21/2017 5:08:10 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 48 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4/20/17 | Rolfe Winkler
    Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk on Thursday confirmed plans for his newest company, called Neuralink Corp., revealing he will be the chief executive of a startup that aims to merge computers with brains so humans could one day engage in “consensual telepathy.” Speaking to writer Tim Urban on the explainer website Wait but Why, Mr. Musk confirmed a Wall Street Journal report last month that Neuralink aims to implant a tiny brain...
  • High-speed Hyperloop track ready for first trial run

    04/07/2017 1:07:53 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | April 7, 2017 | By Cara McGoogan
    he first tests of Elon Musk's revolutionary high-speed transport system could begin soon after Hyperloop One, one of 12 companies competing to make the idea a reality, completed its test track. The company has finished work on its 500 metre long testing tunnel, which is situated in the Nevada desert, near Las Vegas, and has a diametre of 3.3 metres. It is expected to run initial trials on the near-supersonic speed train in the first half of this year. Hyperloop One announced the news alongside 11 proposed routes for the super-fast transport, all of which are in the US. The...
  • Elon Musk to dig tunnel to ease traffic in LA, but he doesn't yet have permission

    02/17/2017 3:13:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 26, 2017 | Olivia Solon
    Elon Musk announced plans to start digging a traffic-easing tunnel under Los Angeles “in a month or so”, but city planning bodies say he doesn’t yet have permission.The SpaceX and Tesla CEO has been mulling the idea since December, when he revealed his frustrations with congestion in the city. “Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging,” he said on Twitter.“It shall be called The Boring Company,” he added. “Boring, it’s what we do.”At the time it wasn’t clear whether he was joking, but today’s announcement suggested he was not. Elon...
  • Trump summons business leaders, lawmakers to White House

    01/23/2017 7:29:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 9:47 AM EST | Jill Colvin
    Opening his first official week in office, President Donald Trump warned business leaders Monday that he would impose a “substantial border tax” on companies that move their manufacturing out of the United States, while promising unspecified advantages to companies that manufacture domestically. “All you have to do is stay,” he said during a morning meeting in the White House’s Roosevelt Room. Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Marillyn Hewson of Lockheed Martin were among the executives who attended the meeting. The gathering kicked off a jam-packed day for the new president, including an evening reception with lawmakers from both parties and...
  • Elon Musk and Donald Trump: Politics Makes Strange Bedfellows

    01/18/2017 8:15:21 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/18/17 | Megan Barth
    In a Trump administration, which is focused on economic prosperity, job creation, and sovereignty, Elon is going to have to shelve some of his progressive ideals that were rejected in this past election and embraced by the very people he could one day employ—-without tax-payer subsidies? Time will tell. Trump doesn’t seem to be the right guy. He doesn’t have the sort of character that reflects well on the United States. —Elon Musk President-elect Donald Trump has put together a strong list of appointees to serve in his new administration. Many of his appointees have been his longest and most...