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  • Do BlackRock, Vanguard & State Street Have the Power to Crush Elon Musk because He Lets Twitter Break the Info Monopoly?

    11/21/2022 2:57:00 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 16 replies
    self | 11/21/22 | Charles Oconnell
    It sounds tinfoil-hatty, except, you might be able to find where the Davos Tyrants have expressed it out in the open. If you or I say it, we're pointy-headed. If Larry Fink, George Soros or Klaus Schwab say it, they've got legions of well-paid sycophants in their head echo chambers to tell them what they want to hear. It isn't yet that we can't think it, it's that we can't discuss it. "All the trouble in the world is caused by what people know isn't true."
  • Electric vehicle makers burning cash, slammed by sky-high costs

    11/14/2022 4:08:06 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | November 14, 2022 | By Akash Sriram
    (Reuters) - Every time Lucid Group Inc or Rivian Automotive Inc sells an electric car, they are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars due to staggering raw material and production costs, their latest earnings statements showed. Quarterly reports from electric vehicle (EV) makers from the past two weeks show them struggling to hit delivery targets and rapidly burning through cash. Lucid's cost of revenue surged to $492.5 million in the July-September quarter from $3.3 million a year earlier, and its losses widened as customers canceled orders fearing long wait times. U.S.-listed British firm Arrival SA warned last week it may...
  • Electric vehicle makers burning cash, slammed by sky-high costs

    11/14/2022 4:42:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 21 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 14, 2022 | Akash Sriram
    By Akash Sriram (Reuters) - Every time Lucid Group Inc or Rivian Automotive Inc sells an electric car, they are losing hundreds of thousands of dollars due to staggering raw material and production costs, their latest earnings statements showed. Quarterly reports from electric vehicle (EV) makers from the past two weeks show them struggling to hit delivery targets and rapidly burning through cash. Lucid's cost of revenue surged to $492.5 million in the July-September quarter from $3.3 million a year earlier, and its losses widened as customers canceled orders fearing long wait times. The company, which went public a little...
  • BYD takes commanding EV patent lead among Chinese rivals

    11/13/2022 8:53:05 PM PST · by FarCenter · 3 replies
    TOKYO -- Chinese electric-vehicle maker BYD has taken an overwhelming lead in patent filings for EV technology, the arsenal of innovation fueling the company's emergence as a global player. Nikkei, with the assistance of Tokyo-based analytics firm Intellectual Property Landscape, analyzed EV patent applications from China's four largest sellers of all-electric vehicles. BYD came out in front with 1,557 applications, nearly double the 870 filings of its closest rival, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group. Chery Automobile was in third place with 640 patent filings, while SAIC Motor took fourth with 448. When it comes to patent applications filed overseas, BYD far...
  • NASA May Have Just Made a $4.1B Mistake - If This Bet Turns Bad, It's Going to Get Ugly

    11/10/2022 8:31:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | November 9, 2022 at 9:41pm | By John McCann, Western Journal
    With a tropical system bearing down on the Sunshine State, NASA has decided to leave the $4.1 billion Artemis 1 rocket on the Cape Canaveral launch pad. This decision has left some worried that the anticipated launch of this rocket may be delayed indefinitely if it receives damage, but NASA is confident that it will be fine. Trending: GOP Governor Receives Unexpected Phone Call After Midterm Victory According to a Tuesday blog post, the space agency stated that they are “working with U.S. Space Force and the National Hurricane Center to monitor Subtropical Storm Nicole.” “NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in...
  • ELON MUSK GETS LAST LAUGH, REPORT SHOWS USER GROWTH FOR TWITTER HITTING ALL TIME HIGHS UNDER THE ‘NEW SHERIFF IN TOWN’

    11/07/2022 6:29:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    MediaRight News ^ | November 7,2022 | BY: KAY WILLIAMSON
    According to a report by ‘The Verge‘, Twitter is telling advertisers that user growth is at “all-time highs” since Elon Musk has taken over. In a Twitter company document, ‘The Verge’ was able to obtain, Twitter it sharing daily user growth is at “all-time highs” since Musk took ownership of the platform. In a FAQ document sent to the Twitter sales team to be used in conversations with advertisers shares, Twitter’s monetizable daily user growth has accelerated by more than 20 percent expanding that “Twitter’s largest market, the US, is growing evermore quickly.” The FAQ also shares that Twitter has...
  • Cygnus cargo ship is trying to reach space station with only 1 solar array deployed

    11/07/2022 1:31:38 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    space.com ^ | Mike Wall
    Northop Grumman's robotic Cygnus cargo ship launched toward the ISS this morning (Nov. 7) from Virginia, packed with more than 4.1 tons (3.7 metric tons) of food and other supplies for the astronauts aboard the orbiting lab. The launch went smoothly, but Cygnus encountered some trouble after separating from its Antares rocket ride: The freighter has managed to unfurl just one of its two solar arrays. Mission team members are working to troubleshoot the glitch, but Cygnus may still be able to power its way to the space station for a scheduled Wednesday (Nov. 9) meetup even if a fix...
  • List of General Mills Brands for Boycott

    11/07/2022 7:10:09 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 92 replies
    General Mills ^ | November 7th, 2022 | Vanity
    General Mills has pulled their advertising from Twitter in protest over Elon Musk's moves to make Twitter a free speech platform. We can fight back by not buying General Mills products. Here is a list of their brands: I'll really miss the Progesso soup and Wheaties, but I'm doing it. A Annie's Homegrown B Betty Crocker Bisquick Bugles (snack) C Chex Mix Colombo Yogurt D Dunkaroos F Fruit by the Foot Fruit Gushers Fruit Roll-Ups G Gardetto's Go-Gurt Green Giant H Häagen-Dazs Hamburger Helper J Jus-Rol L Lärabar Liberté Inc. N Nature Valley O Old El Paso P Pillsbury (brand)...
  • Twitter reportedly asking some fired employees to return to work

    11/06/2022 5:54:49 PM PST · by Coronal · 43 replies
    Fox Business ^ | November 6, 2022 | Paul Best
    Elon Musk wasted no time in reshaping Twitter's workforce, cutting about half of the company's 7,500 employees on Friday, but now the social media platform is reportedly trying to bring some of those workers back. Dozens of workers are being asked to return, some of whom were laid off by mistake and others who have experience building features that the new Twitter owner wants. Musk tweeted on Friday that Twitter's layoffs were necessary because the company was losing more than $4 million per day. The Tesla CEO hinted at big changes in the lead-up to closing the deal, tweeting in...
  • Fire alarm on Earth delays Northrop Grumman cargo launch to space station

    11/06/2022 8:05:02 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    space.com ^ | 11/06/2022 | Tariq Malik
    A Northrop Grumman rocket carrying more than 4 tons of supplies for the International Space Station will have to wait at least one more day to launch after a fire alarm at its mission control center thwarted a liftoff early Sunday (Nov. 6). The Antares rocket was about 10 minutes away from a planned liftoff at 5:50 a.m. EST (1050 GMT) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, when Northrop Grumman called off the flight. A fire alarm at the company's control center in nearby Dulles, Virginia, forced a building evacuation, preventing launch controllers from going through with...
  • Ukraine suffered a comms outage when 1,300 SpaceX satellite units went offline over funding issues

    11/05/2022 7:47:18 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 29 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 11/4/2022 | Alex Marquardt and Sean Lyngaas
    Washington CNN — Ukraine’s fears that its troops may lose access to Elon Musk’s crucial Starlink internet service deepened in the past week after 1,300 of the military’s satellite units went offline, according to two sources familiar with the outage.
  • US Space Force data reveals Chinese mystery plane released object in orbit

    11/04/2022 6:20:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11/4/2022 | peter aitken
    The Chinese reusable spaceplane has remained in orbit for over 90 days The U.S. Space Force this week detected a Chinese reusable spaceplane releasing an object in orbit, officials revealed Friday. China launched its experimental reusable rocket on Aug. 4 and kept it in orbit for 90 days. U.S. officials revealed that space tracking data identified a second object in a similar orbit to the Chinese craft — the nature of which remains unknown. The U.S. Space Force’s 18th Space Defense Squadron determined the object is likely in "very close" proximity to the Chinese craft at a distance of less...
  • SpaceX launches world’s most powerful rocket…

    11/02/2022 6:52:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on November 1, 2022 10:31 am
    Falcon Heavy’s side boosters have landed – marking the 150th and 151st recovery of orbital class rockets VIDEO AT LINK........... Update — Successful landing.
  • Supporters of Russia sanctions are some of its biggest buyers NYT(All these countries are screwing us and they are unserious about Ukraine)

    10/31/2022 12:32:04 PM PDT · by Vendome · 7 replies
    Big News Network ^ | 10-27-2022 | None
    India and Türkiye emerged as major importers of Russian goods and produce, demonstrating an enormous surge of 430% and 213% respectively. Brazil, whose imports from Russia soared by 166%, was ranked third on the list. Russia’s exports to China saw an increase of 98%, while imports of Russian goods by Saudi Arabia grew by 45%.Thus, imports of Russian goods by Spain saw a surge of 112%, while Russian exports to Belgium soared 130%. The Netherlands increased imports from Russia by 74%. Japan’s purchases of Russian goods and produce grew by 40%, while Germany and Norway ramped up imports from the...
  • SpaceX announces launch date of Falcon Heavy rocket [Tuesday, Nov. 1]

    10/30/2022 8:34:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    WFLA ^ | Dylan Abad
    The Falcon Heavy is now scheduled to blast off from the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday to deliver two spacecraft payloads into geosynchronous orbit. According to launch details posted on the Kennedy Space Center’s website, the Falcon Heavy rocket aims to deploy the TETRA 1 microsatellite into orbit, along with the USSF-44 mission for the U.S. Space Force. Following ignition, the Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters will land on landing zone 1 and landing zone 2 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station while the core stage will be expended. The spaceflight was initially rumored to take place on Monday, Oct. 31...
  • NASA won't cancel Psyche asteroid mission, targets October 2023 launch

    10/29/2022 6:59:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    The Psyche spacecraft was supposed to launch toward its namesake, a bizarre metallic space rock in the main asteroid belt, between August and October of this year. But issues with Psyche's flight software made it impossible to hit that window... Psyche will still launch atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, as previously planned. 2022 liftoff would have delivered Psyche to its asteroid target in early 2026. But a 2023 launch requires a different trajectory, pushing the arrival back to August 2029... NASA's Janus smallsat mission, which is designed to study two separate binary...
  • Russia Launches All Its Space Rockets - Deep Space Updates - October 26th

    10/27/2022 11:56:42 PM PDT · by linMcHlp · 3 replies
    YouTube - Scott Manley ^ | October 27, 2022 | Scott Manley
    Several satellite and space launches throughout October 2022.
  • How a Single Human Hair Nearly Halted a SpaceX Launch

    10/22/2022 12:37:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | George Dvorsky
    The incident happened on October 5 at around 10:25 a.m. ET, as a SpaceX pad crew was preparing Crew Dragon Endurance for launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket. With the four Crew-5 astronauts already inside the capsule and the hatch closed, an attentive eye spotted a single human hair in the latch seal. The countdown clock had just ticked past T-90 minutes, so time was of the essence. The pad crew calmly reopened Endurance’s hatch and removed the offending strand. They performed another inspection, thoroughly re-cleaned the seal area, and closed the hatch for the second and final time. A...
  • Scoop: Biden admin officials are discussing whether US should subject some of Elon Musk ’s ventures to national security reviews, including his deal for Twitter

    10/20/2022 6:46:29 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 44 replies
    Scoop: Biden admin officials are discussing whether US should subject some of @elonmusk ’s ventures to national security reviews, including his deal for Twitter Inc., and the Starlink satellite network, sources tell @SalehaMohsin and me. @BloombergTV
  • Elon Musk Is Right, The Russia-Ukraine War Needs To End: The war will end in a negotiated settlement or it will escalate, possibly into nuclear war.

    10/18/2022 9:17:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 137 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/18/2022 | John Daniel Davidson
    Musk understands what many commentators don’t: The war will end in a negotiated settlement or it will escalate, possibly into nuclear war.As if to burnish his reputation as a super-villain in the eyes of the corporate press, Elon Musk this week floated an idea on Twitter for a possible resolution of the Russo-Ukrainian war. For his trouble, he was swiftly accused of being a pro-Putin stooge by guardians of the Official Narrative. His suggested peace plan was dismissed out of hand as “Russia-friendly” and, as The Washington Post’s Olivier Knox put it, “designed to lock in Russian territorial gains.”But Musk’s...