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luroot

5.5k points

3 days ago

luroot

5.5k points

3 days ago

So that's what it feels like to have FU money...

BeezyBates

2.6k points

3 days ago

BeezyBates

2.6k points

3 days ago

And I must say he uses it better than most.

arcelohim

1.8k points

3 days ago

arcelohim

1.8k points

3 days ago

Spaceships. Boring under the ground. Autonomous vehicles.

All he needs is submarines and blimps to get the supervillain bingo.

BlahBlahBlankSheep

143 points

3 days ago

He currently has a constellation of Space Lasers surrounding the planet.

Check Mate Earth.

blue_twidget

26 points

2 days ago

But they only beam the internet...wait. I'm pretty sure that's been pretty destructive too...

the1999person

202 points

3 days ago

That "not a flamethrower" toy

adangerousamateur

435 points

3 days ago

I thought he already had the submarine requirement checked, in that cave rescue in Thailand. Not that it was used.

KimJongIlSunglasses

636 points

3 days ago

And he would have gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for that pesky pedophile!

n00genesis

172 points

3 days ago

n00genesis

172 points

3 days ago

Haha you better tread lightly man, doubt you can afford the same lawyers as him

lilfooty

75 points

2 days ago

lilfooty

75 points

2 days ago

Better call Saul

TofiySLD

19 points

2 days ago

TofiySLD

19 points

2 days ago

The fear is strong in this one.

Candyman6971

25 points

3 days ago

Yes! He designed some kind of crazy contraption. I think it ran on diesel. Lol

sqwibking

137 points

3 days ago

sqwibking

137 points

3 days ago

Sharks with freaking laser beams!!!

7Sax

63 points

3 days ago

7Sax

63 points

3 days ago

Are we sure the satellites don't have death-rays?

littlegreenfern

26 points

3 days ago

And frickin sharks with frickin lasers on their frickin heads.

Anonymous_Stork

11.2k points

3 days ago

"I wanna be clear, I do not respect the SEC. I do not respect them."

Legend

Renovatio_

10.1k points

3 days ago*

Renovatio_

10.1k points

3 days ago*

He isn't wrong.

The SEC is a toothless.

All the people who are talented at the regulation get pulled into the private industry for 10x the pay.

They really only act on problems after-the-fact and typically never intervene while something illegal is happening. Most of the punishments are a fine which to wall street is essentially "the cost of doing business".

If the SEC actually had power and was resistant to influence and bribery then we would see the makers of the 2008 recession in jail...

edit: You retards give out a lot of awards for nothing. Go buy some stock instead of giving reddit money they don't deserve.

sitad3le

2.1k points

3 days ago

sitad3le

2.1k points

3 days ago

Thank you. People tend to not see this fact.

enjoyingbread

1.8k points

3 days ago*

SEC only cares when you hurt the big firms or investors. Shkreli only went to jail because he messed around with rich people. DFV gets investigated because he was fucking with rich people

You_Know-Who

756 points

3 days ago

Don’t forget Bernie Madoff. His mistake was breaking the only rule of ripping people off, don’t do it to rich people.

honybdgr

183 points

3 days ago

honybdgr

183 points

3 days ago

Also same guy that pioneered Payment for order flow funny enough

jaycrft

73 points

3 days ago

jaycrft

73 points

3 days ago

And so much more! Apparently his software was the precursor to NASDAQ. Also you'll note that he was for a time on the board of the National Association of Securities Dealers, you know, setting all the rules that all of the exchanges follow (such as t+2, collateral requirements, auditing practices, etc). When he was investigated by the SEC, he had this to say:

"I was astonished. They never even looked at my stock records. If investigators had checked with The Depository Trust Company, a central securities depository, it would've been easy for them to see. If you're looking at a Ponzi scheme, it's the first thing you do.[66]"

Read this if you want to be in for a ride for how deep all the fraud goes:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernie_Madoff

It is a big club and you ain't in it.

GodTent

44 points

3 days ago

GodTent

44 points

3 days ago

It’s a Big Club, and You Ain’t in It: George Carlin as Social and Political Theorist

https0731

62 points

3 days ago

https0731

62 points

3 days ago

What is payment for order flow?

turpin23

93 points

3 days ago

turpin23

93 points

3 days ago

Rather than brokerages sending your order to the exchange, they give it to some big boys on Wallstreet who promise to give you the same price or better as the exchange. This allows them to buy or sell various stocks without moving market prices, because the market makers never see their trades. They also get to play market makers themselves with narrower margins but less commitment. So it plausibly works the way it is supposed to work, legally. The very popular, practically mainstream, conspiracy theory promoted by everyone from the algotraders on Reddit to Congress, is that they are front running your orders illegally because the fox is in charge of watching the henhouse.

IPokePeople

157 points

3 days ago

IPokePeople

157 points

3 days ago

When you try and make a trade of a stock on Robinhood, Robinhood sells that information to other companies. Sometimes they can get in between you and the market and inflate the cost just a smidge by buying at a little lower than what you end up paying.

inconspiciousdude

19 points

3 days ago

But with the little money I have to trade and the low quantities I buy, I prefer this over transaction fees.

IPokePeople

30 points

3 days ago

Which is fair; and they’re talking about fractions of a penny in many cases.

They’re still proving to be a shit company from my perspective.

JBCTO

25 points

3 days ago

JBCTO

25 points

3 days ago

Great question, sir. I was born in Bulgaria to a farm family...

arpan3t

110 points

3 days ago

arpan3t

110 points

3 days ago

Shkreli lied to one of MSMB Capital Management’s executing brokers in February 2011 about the fund’s ability to settle a sizeable short sale in a pharmaceutical stock in MSMB Capital Management’s account. This transaction resulted in losses of more than $7 million to the executing broker who had to cover the short position in the open market.

SEC press release - Shkreli charges

"Fucking rookie numbers"

-Melvin Capital

SeaMenCaptain

253 points

3 days ago

AND ran his mouth. Had he laid low, he wouldn’t have come under such scrutiny and likely be able to hide his losses, until he was able to pay off his investors before they were the wiser (which he did do, just very publicly).

rightinthebirchtree

36 points

3 days ago

See if you can find his interview with Charlmagne the god. Talk about mouth-running.

XeroG

64 points

3 days ago

XeroG

64 points

3 days ago

Rap snitches, telling all their business

Sit in the court and be their own star witness

anthova

16 points

3 days ago

anthova

16 points

3 days ago

Just like Snoop Dogg and MeekMills manager.

"Niggas iffy, uh, Blicky got the stiffy, uh Got the blicky, uh,"

1ranoutofnamez

8 points

3 days ago

MF DOOM RIP

Dads101

122 points

3 days ago

Dads101

122 points

3 days ago

Facts. He should’ve kept his fucking mouth shut. He drew wayyyyy too much attention to the financial/medical field and its games/price gouging.

The people who actually run the show didn’t like that. You stay disconnected from the poors. All the other rich people know that

putdisinyopipe

17 points

3 days ago

Because less poors= more money!!!

ScooBySnaCk-SDRL

33 points

3 days ago

My name is Vlad from Bulgaria and I approve of this message.

Renovatio_

327 points

3 days ago

Renovatio_

327 points

3 days ago

I mean if the SEC had teeth than Elon would be in trouble right now.

But they don't so we get to enjoy the Elon memes.

bjenks2011

278 points

3 days ago

bjenks2011

278 points

3 days ago

The $20M fine he received for “Funding Secured” should have made this perfectly clear to everyone.

Gahvynn

305 points

3 days ago

Gahvynn

a decent lad

305 points

3 days ago

If punishment for a crime is a fine then it’s only meant as a punishment for poor people.

patarrr

132 points

3 days ago

patarrr

132 points

3 days ago

Just like how parking tickets are just premium parking spots for rich people.

KaDooKan

67 points

3 days ago

KaDooKan

67 points

3 days ago

you are learning, 13th amendment guarantees slavery for punishment of crime

Gahvynn

196 points

3 days ago

Gahvynn

a decent lad

196 points

3 days ago

2008 told me all I will ever need to know about crime and punishment in the USA and the rest of the world.

Run from a cop? You die.

Almost literally blow up the global economy trading, at best, in legal gray areas? Your company will get bailed out and you can give yourself hundreds of millions in bonus money.

IrrelevantMontgomery

54 points

3 days ago

"Don't taze me bro" was a warning of what was coming

WhileNotLurking

10 points

3 days ago

Allows for. Not guarantees.

ExtraSmooth

11 points

3 days ago

Cost of doing business

feckdech

45 points

3 days ago

feckdech

45 points

3 days ago

Could elaborate on that, please? I'd like to know...

OsamaBinLifting

116 points

3 days ago

Said he was taking tesla private at 420 a share, funding secured. Back when the share price was below that can't Remeber what it was trading for at the time. But it definitely skyrocketed after that tweet.

UncleTogie

183 points

3 days ago

UncleTogie

183 points

3 days ago

Best of all, rumor has it that he did it because his girlfriend thought it was funny.

Think about that. Twenty million dollars to make your girlfriend laugh...and he didn't bat an eye.

choral_dude

84 points

3 days ago

Would you pay $10 to make your girlfriend laugh? I would on occasion.

larrykeras

193 points

3 days ago

larrykeras

193 points

3 days ago

Pulling down my pants is free

ExtraSmooth

18 points

3 days ago

His girlfriend, you mean Grimes?

UncleTogie

10 points

3 days ago

Apparently.

I'm not big on following who's with who. I'm not quite as bad as Tig Notaro, but still... I ain't got no time for that stuff.

therhyno

15 points

3 days ago

therhyno

15 points

3 days ago

The thing is, he probably did this to squeeze the short sellers. I really wonder (but will not look it up) if some short sellers got screwed because of the run up to $380 that day. THAT would easily be worth 20mm to him. And THEN he found out for himself how toothless the SEC is. I wonder if tesla stock would be where it is today of he hadn't done what he did.

newnameEli

31 points

3 days ago

Because 20 million to him is a rounding error, he is so massively wealthy.

harbison215

35 points

3 days ago

He made more than $20 million in overall wealth by the increased stock price caused by the tweet.

God_Hates_You_Too

53 points

3 days ago

SEC just wanted their cut.

TheExWifeCheated

23 points

3 days ago

Twenty million dollars to make your girlfriend laugh...and he didn't bat an eye.

That's a lot of guillotines.

obvom

78 points

3 days ago

obvom

78 points

3 days ago

He fucked with the shorts by saying he had a bunch of capitol secured when he didn't, artificially inflating his stock price to their detriment.

Renovatio_

126 points

3 days ago

Renovatio_

126 points

3 days ago

Which everyone on here should be criticizing elon for. Full stop.

That is direct manipulation of stock price for a company he is the CEO of.

He should have faced steeper punishments because he clearly knows better. But then again he knows the punishment is light too so it was worth it.

We need the have regulators willing to make people follow by the rules.

NouberNou

63 points

3 days ago

NouberNou

63 points

3 days ago

But memes go brrrrrrrrrrrrrrt.

If a billionaire is a meme posting funny guy Reddit is OK suckin' and cuckin'.

MagisD

18 points

3 days ago

MagisD

18 points

3 days ago

It's wsb , if it wasn't a meme it wouldn't be here

SoylentJelly

138 points

3 days ago

The show Billions is great. I really want them to team up and take out the other hedge fund manipulators

atl-knh

120 points

3 days ago

atl-knh

120 points

3 days ago

It’s only great up until Grigor comes into play. After that, it falls trap to all American dramas of not being able to wrap it up. Instead, they try to squeeze another, more over-the-top plot hook to try and keep putting something that coasts until the ratings death knell. I hate BBC post-production quality, but ghatdamn, they just take 3 episodes to tell a story and that’s the whole show. As a viewer, one is left complete, because the story had a beginning, middle and end; we follow the complete Hero’s Journey.

Mysterious-Mix-7158

33 points

3 days ago

I agree. It started really solid. Then it turned into Grey’s Anatomy for middle aged men. Moreover, the show has shown Paul Giamatti’s tits 10x more than any other tits. And I feel confident men and women alike the world over agree that’s not what we want.

SFDCSoupDaddy

268 points

3 days ago

The makers of the 2008 recession work at 33 Liberty street New York, NY

And if you think we're ever going to see politicians put other public figures that high up in the food chain in prison, then you haven't been paying attention to Merkan politics since the inception of the state itself lol

POPnotSODA_

153 points

3 days ago

POPnotSODA_

153 points

3 days ago

Until the USA moves to limit political party donations like other countries, the government will always be the puppet of the rich. Currently it’s the United Billionaires of America.

(Canada has a max for example of like 1500$ for private citizens, and corporations aren’t allowed)

https://www.loc.gov/law/help/campaign-finance-regulation/canada.php

SFDCSoupDaddy

52 points

3 days ago*

You have cause and effect backwards

The state's political power attracts special interests, and then backroom (or hell, even front room) deals take place that secure certain tax funded politicians' political power. The MIC is a perfect example. Each huge contractor gets a massive slice of the military budget pie, and that pie is secured by tax funded politicians that people believe are looking out for the gReAtEr GoOd or the "pUbLiC's IntErEsTs"

Cause: central, state power and a tax system that sucks trillions out of the economy so politicians can spend it on pet special interest government programs and contracts

Effect: special interests that understand how that game works so lobby those politicians in order to gain crony advantages and secure government contracts

But have no doubt: centralized power is the cause, not the effect

salmans13

51 points

3 days ago

salmans13

51 points

3 days ago

You really think Trudeau or Harper don't/didn't cater to all lobbies?

The Quebec premiere is an accountant and should know every loophole businesses use but what does he do?? Blame Muslims and the face veil. Somehow , in France and in QC.... Nobody seems to be that scared of covering faces these days 😂

Virgin_Dildo_Lover

51 points

3 days ago

You ever get a BJ from a toothless meth addict? I'm sure the SEC can gum the HFs dildos just as well as those meth addicts

Zzarchov

11 points

3 days ago

Zzarchov

11 points

3 days ago

"If the punishment for a crime is a fine, its only illegal for the poor"

DirtThief

281 points

3 days ago

DirtThief

281 points

3 days ago

I demand to know, on behalf of the public and in the name of good and earnest journalism, whether or not this Washington Post reporter did, in fact, give Elon's regards to his (or her) puppet master.

rob09812

19 points

3 days ago

rob09812

19 points

3 days ago

“Hey Jeff, Elon sends his regards.”

PatCav

70 points

3 days ago

PatCav

70 points

3 days ago

Isn't it Washington Post owned by the only other man on this earth close to his NW? I bet there is little love lost between the two due to vanity.

PatCav

23 points

3 days ago

PatCav

23 points

3 days ago

Goddamnit should have read literally 3 posts down.

OkCat2951

13 points

3 days ago

OkCat2951

13 points

3 days ago

You know those 'wealth lists' are all recently created business wealth right? There are loads of people richer than them and around their networth who inherited their wealth who pay to stay lowkey and off those lists.

woogy_

425 points

3 days ago

woogy_

425 points

3 days ago

I would invest a foolish amount of money in a Lemonade stand if I knew this legendary chad were running it.

jonathang147

230 points

3 days ago

Forget about the dotcom bubble, the era of the musk bubble has begun.

Pops when he dies

copperwatt

75 points

3 days ago

He'll outlive you, so what's the problem?

AbsolutelyUnlikely

102 points

3 days ago

He'll outlive everyone once he wipes out humanity and repopulates the earth with digital waifus

REX3M-8

34 points

3 days ago

REX3M-8

34 points

3 days ago

I don’t think he’ll wipe us out. He’ll watch us wipe ourselves out from the comfort of Mars.

lividash

18 points

3 days ago

lividash

18 points

3 days ago

Living in the android body he had made specifically for him.

whatisaman97

9 points

3 days ago

Dr. Samuel Hayden, is that you?

Bluitor

13 points

3 days ago

Bluitor

13 points

3 days ago

When SpaceX goes public I'll sell my house and live in a box just so I can have every possible dollar of my net worth backing him

ohyeahwell

26 points

3 days ago

Starlink IPO soon, get your life savings ready.

SAHDadWithDaughter

51 points

3 days ago

The SEC is easily the best college football conference. Come on, now.

lsdiesel_1

14 points

3 days ago

“WE WANT BAMA”

-Vlad

jayo_mayo

1.6k points

3 days ago

jayo_mayo

1.6k points

3 days ago

The super rich have a super weird way of asking each other out for post-work drinks

(Elon - Bezos)

redditsprettychill

208 points

3 days ago

Belon

AtomicKittenz

77 points

3 days ago

Elos

AlGoreBestGore

55 points

3 days ago

Jeffon

my_name_is_reed

12 points

3 days ago

Jeffon Busk

HDDareDevil

29 points

3 days ago

I like Elozos

Dazork04

65 points

3 days ago

Dazork04

65 points

3 days ago

It's the start of a beautiful relationship. I ship it.

sidmaster7

2k points

3 days ago

Some context:

Tesla CEO Elon Musk quipped back at The Washington Post’s request for comment regarding an article about his future with the company, telling a reporter to give his “regards to your puppet master.”

The Post’s piece wondered if Tesla can “run on Autopilot” and declared that “Musk moved to Texas and embraced celebrity.” The article elaborated on “critics” who have concerns that Musk’s schedule and public personality “are beginning to show in the car company he runs.”

The company in question, Tesla, didn’t respond to The Post’s request for comment, the article notes. Musk, however, did – with just one sentence presumably aimed at The Post’s owner, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

“Give my regards to your puppet master,” Musk responded after a request for comment from the newspaper.

“Tesla did not respond to repeated requests for comment. In response to emails seeking comment, Musk replied only: “Give my regards to your puppet master.”

— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 23, 2021

Bezos owns The Post, as noted in the article, and is mentioned as one of the examples of the potential for giant companies to stumble amid change. The Post noted that Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ 2011 death “prompted what some view as a loss of innovation at the tech giant.”

“Amazon will soon face the transition of founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos to executive chairman, testing the culture he’s instilled. (Bezos owns The Washington Post),” the article added before pointing out some of Musk’s political comments throughout the global pandemic.

“He knows whatever he says, people do and he’s taking advantage of it,” one anonymous employee reportedly said of Musk, according to The Post.

The worker reportedly recalled telling a co-worker that Musk “doesn’t care about you” and will “ruin you,” the piece also noted.

https://dailycaller.com/2021/02/23/elon-musk-flames-the-washington-post-tesla-puppet-master/

tempip

1.4k points

3 days ago

tempip

1.4k points

3 days ago

But wait, who owns the Post?

2Fasting2Furious

5.1k points

3 days ago

Jeff Bezos, who owns the Post, happens to own the Post, and made it clear today that he owned the Post. "I own the Post," the Post owner Bezos stated, "and no one can tell me I don't own the Post, for in fact I do indeed own the Post."

When asked to respond, Elon Musk, who does not own the Post (Jeff Bezos owns the Post) said, "Give my regards to your Post owner, Jeff Bezos. He owns the Post, not me. I'm not Jeff Bezos. I'm not the man who owns the Post."

It should be noted that Jeff Bezos actually does, in fact, own the Post.

https://postowner.com/jeffbezos/jeff-bezos-owns-the-post/

egoastronaut

1.3k points

3 days ago

egoastronaut

1.3k points

3 days ago

I got confused, so who owns Elon Musk?

2Fasting2Furious

1.7k points

3 days ago

Not Jeff Bezos, he owns the Post.

ModeratoriProfugus

546 points

3 days ago

Doesn't OP own the Post?

aiandi

352 points

3 days ago

aiandi

352 points

3 days ago

Jeff Bezos owns the OP, and was given regards from Elon Musk.

BlockchainAndy

204 points

3 days ago

Wait, so I own the post?

NeedzRehab

180 points

3 days ago

NeedzRehab

180 points

3 days ago

Are you Jeff Bezos, owner of the Post?

Opie19

120 points

3 days ago

Opie19

120 points

3 days ago

I can confirm that I received a box of Grape Nuts via Post from a company owned by Jeff Bezos, owner of the Post

Pillbug53

21 points

3 days ago

Pillbug53

21 points

3 days ago

Yea. What of it?

Yo-what-up-dawg

12 points

3 days ago

No he must be op, child of the owner of the post, who happens to be Jeff Bezos

Drama_memes

8 points

3 days ago

No. So who gets the regards?

DowninDowntown

12 points

3 days ago

The puppet master

NobelStudios

11 points

3 days ago

What are you even saying bro, its simple.
Bezos owns the post, elon owns bezos so the post is owned by bezos which elon owns

Chiron17

46 points

3 days ago

Chiron17

46 points

3 days ago

Bezos, who owns the Post, can also own other things aside from the Post, which, as we established, he already owns.

But I don't think it's constitutional for him to own another human, such as Elon Musk (who, notably, doesn't own the Post).

2Fasting2Furious

10 points

3 days ago

I would agree that the Post owner Bezos could own other non Post-related things, but owning a non Post-owner (i.e. anyone who isn’t Jeff Bezos, who owns the Post) seems like a stretch, he wouldn’t have a Post of a chance with that.

GorgeWashington

40 points

3 days ago

GorgeWashington

This Avocado Toast was paid by Soros

40 points

3 days ago

Grimes, who as we all know is an alien from Alpha Centauri

4utomaticJ4ck

15 points

3 days ago

Yikes, this thing goes deeper than I thought, but who owns Alpha Centauri?

2Fasting2Furious

36 points

3 days ago

According to Fintel, it's owned by... no this can't be right... Citadel???

4utomaticJ4ck

22 points

3 days ago

Fucking hedge funds

pgh1979

9 points

3 days ago

pgh1979

210114:1:3

9 points

3 days ago

Whoever the court appoints as his legal guardian. See "I care a lot"

KDawG888

92 points

3 days ago

KDawG888

92 points

3 days ago

why did I click the link

rahhbit

39 points

3 days ago

rahhbit

39 points

3 days ago

You know, that is the first genuine, unexpected, in-the-wild interaction I’ve had with that in quite awhile. Got me!

what_the_junk

15 points

3 days ago

I thought it was an elaborate ruse. Like, damn, this guy has a mf URL? Nope. I'm just stupid.

TimsKillerRabbit

117 points

3 days ago

"I am the Post" Judge Bezos

2Fasting2Furious

141 points

3 days ago

Did you ever hear the Tragedy of Jeff Bezos the Post owner? I thought not. It's not a story the Washington Post would tell you. It's a Post legend. Jeff Bezos was an owner of the Post, so powerful and so wise he could use the Post to influence the editors to create news about people not owning the Post. He had such a knowledge of owning the Post that he could even keep the ones he cared about from owning the Post. The dark side of the Post is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unpostable. He became so powerful... the only thing he was afraid of was losing his ownership of the Post, which eventually, of course, he didn't, because Bezos owns the Post and will always own the Post. Unfortunately, he taught Elon Musk everything he knew, then he posted an eggplant emoji while Bezos slept. Ironic... he could save others from owning the Post, but not himself.

TallNerdLawyer

42 points

3 days ago

Is it possible to learn this Post?

2Fasting2Furious

36 points

3 days ago

Not from a Post owner.

BirdoTheMan

35 points

3 days ago

As clearly stated above Elon Musk owns the post.

drpavelthethird

25 points

3 days ago

I wouldn't say he owns the Post, but with a comment like his he definitely owned the Post.

cowarrior1

29 points

3 days ago

So many posts, my retard brain is spinning.

taintedchops

11 points

3 days ago

This needs to be a flair

HellOfaUsername

41 points

3 days ago

What line of work ya in, Bob?

TimOnly77

17 points

3 days ago

TimOnly77

17 points

3 days ago

Postal

koreanwizard

74 points

3 days ago

Move to Texas and embrace celebrity. Ah Texas, home of the stars 🤩. One day, ill move to Texas, to follow my dreams and make it big as a celebrity. He moved to texas to embrace tax incentives and loose regulations, a move that's directly beneficial to the health of the company. Dingus writers.

korg64

366 points

3 days ago

korg64

366 points

3 days ago

I don't understand all this Elon Musk fandom, he's clearly a highly intelligent individual who know how to get what he wants and plays everyone like a fiddle, I mean hats off to the guy, he's doing some amazing stuff but don't get caught up in the idea what he's backing the little guys, he's backing himself. If those priorities align then that's only by chance.

ImgursHowUnfortunate

300 points

3 days ago

People are hell-bent on having a real life Tony Stark. Unlike Stark, however, the innovation flowing out of Musk's companies come from the brilliant scientists they hire, not Musk himself. Still, both Musk and his fans are willing to pass those accomplishments off as his own in order to fuel the cult of personality.

Dangerstone69420

112 points

3 days ago

They also forget that Stark was a total dickhead too until he got kidnapped by terrorists

Thorne_Oz

71 points

3 days ago

Thorne_Oz

71 points

3 days ago

So.. What you're saying is.. Since he moved to Texas.. Someone should call ya'll qaeda?

WreckOfARo

154 points

3 days ago

WreckOfARo

154 points

3 days ago

I will start by saying that I am NOT a Musk fanboy. I think he has abhorrent views and practices on labor, and that alone is enough for me to not like him as a person. With that said, scientists aren't necessarily great at management, and often the opposite is true- they're terrible at organizing, collaborating, and sometimes you really have to shake them to get them out of their box. Musk's value comes from his vision for his company, and his ability to give direction and guide teams. That company simply wouldn't be what it is without him or someone like him. So, I don't think he's a good person, and I don't think he's really special, but I am also willing to overlook these things because he's really pushing things in a direction that is going to benefit both humans and the "natural" world. And we needed those technologies decades ago, so at this point it's "whatever gets us there".

shdwbld

82 points

3 days ago

shdwbld

82 points

3 days ago

This. There wouldn't be Apple without Steve Jobs and there wouldn't be Tesla, nor SpaceX, likely not even PayPal without Elon Musk. Those scientists and engineers didn't magically materialize around them from thin air. Brilliant minds have always been here, but for large projects such as these you need an individual with a vision, self-drive to act upon it and make enough money for a company to survive in the process at least. And people like these are few and far between for some reason. They are deservedly in the spotlight, because they are leaders that made those projects a reality. Yes, those scientists and engineers did the vast majority of the "manual labor", but they wouldn't do it on their own, if somebody didn't brought them together, gave them a common direction and paid them for their work.

I'm an engineer, but I don't understand this devaluing of leadership and management in the company that some people do, as if it is somehow less important. I'm talking about real management and leadership of course, not a human centipede of kinder-management sticking from the asses of their superiors in the corporate ladder of halfway disintegrated corporations (looking at you, IBM).

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vsGoliath96

1.1k points

3 days ago

vsGoliath96

1.1k points

3 days ago

I don't think he could give less of a fuck if he actively tried.

freehouse_throwaway

304 points

3 days ago

Happens when Elon chan alternates between being richest or second richest bro.

AtomicKittenz

50 points

3 days ago

It’s not like I respect Elon senpai or anything. BAKA!

SeasonActual

20 points

3 days ago

boy are you gonna be surprised that he is actively trying to appear to not give a fuck, literally 24/7

kyle_ay

58 points

3 days ago

kyle_ay

58 points

3 days ago

I feel like if he really didn't give a fuck he wouldn't be writing out his own pithy emails to reporters.

PM_ME_CATS_OR_BOOBS

36 points

3 days ago

Dude is the richest guy in the world and spends his time picking fights on Twitter. If he didn't have business people nagging him for things he would have ended up like Notch.

Pera_Espinosa

87 points

3 days ago

He certainly does. He has a history of personally attacking anyone critical of him or his companies and accusing them of having a hidden agenda.

I think naming your kid AE-X-12 or whatever the fuck makes him an asshole too.

JohnTheWannabe

40 points

3 days ago

X Æ (Eks-Ash) Was apparently Grimes’s idea and Elon added A-12

Takemypennies

125 points

3 days ago

That's a hell of a convoluted way to say hi to Bezos.

Cryptoguruboss

647 points

3 days ago*

Papa needs to hit them where it will hurt them most #gme. “Tesla acquires 80% position in gme plans to use them as charging stations while people play buy enjoy games”

GrizzlyMagnum91

80 points

3 days ago

It’s keeps going until we literally become a gme based economy.

Uncle_Samoyed

10 points

3 days ago

Uncle_Samoyed

210101:1:1

10 points

3 days ago

GME stock will be rolled over into GameCoin.

machinemebby

266 points

3 days ago

Okay, that would actually be awesome.

Marokot

179 points

3 days ago

Marokot

179 points

3 days ago

Honestly not the worst insane idea.

johnnyfortycoats

100 points

3 days ago

Except it's kinda hard to get your model Y up the escalator in the mall

Mokyzoky

28 points

3 days ago

Mokyzoky

28 points

3 days ago

Not so hard in a flying Tesla 🌕🚀

hhtoavon

32 points

3 days ago

hhtoavon

32 points

3 days ago

Why do we need charging stations? Cant GameStop just rent precharged battery bricks, and you swap them out similar to a gas station?

commentNaN

17 points

3 days ago*

Tesla abandoned the idea of battery swapping long ago. It's a dead-end design given current battery technology. The added cost, complexity and weight of making battery packs swappable goes against their current goal of making them cheaper, lighter and higher density. They are going to make their battery packs structural in the future, which is the polar opposite of swapping batteries design. Swapping batteries is also wasteful and expensive, the more EV relies on swapping batteries than charging, the more spare batteries we need than cars on the market. How to increase battery production to match the growing EV market is already a challenge as is. A tanker of gasoline is like what, $20k? That's like only 4 or 5 spare EV batteries. How many can an average battery swapping station afford to stock to make a sustainable business? Making battery swappable might also encourage people to drain the battery as close to zero as they can before swapping it, depending on how the fee is calculated, which is not good for the longevity of the battery.

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KevtheKnife

751 points

3 days ago

KevtheKnife

751 points

3 days ago

I think I'm going to buy some more TSLA shares.

ConnectParsnip0

346 points

3 days ago

please come get me i bought at 870 and my penis is broken from stress jacking off

AtomicKittenz

142 points

3 days ago

Ahh yess, no matter the stock, we buy high and sell low.

But things have changed. Now we no longer sell

avioneta

69 points

3 days ago

avioneta

69 points

3 days ago

Don’t sell.

lewesus

83 points

3 days ago

lewesus

83 points

3 days ago

Don't listen to this guy. SELL.

I want a lower cost average

whatsupnorton

8 points

3 days ago

The only acceptable reason to sell: to lower the price to help other 💎🙌 buy

Marius_The_Mad

2.9k points

3 days ago

I'm not one for hero worship or idolatry.

But god damn isn't this dude my favorite 'richest-man-in-the-world' ever.

ruum-502

1.2k points

3 days ago

ruum-502

1.2k points

3 days ago

It’s obvious that the same reason some people love him are the same traits that make people hate him

LemonNey72

502 points

3 days ago

LemonNey72

502 points

3 days ago

I’m a realist: I both love him and hate him.

RentFree323

138 points

3 days ago

RentFree323

138 points

3 days ago

Yeah, this is about it.

StaredAtEclipseAMA

211 points

3 days ago

Elon. Horrible person, but holy shit does he keep me entertained.

WRSA

112 points

3 days ago

WRSA

112 points

3 days ago

And, while he might be a shitty guy, he isn’t dumb. People portray him as a dumb guy who bought his way to the top, when in reality he is remarkably smart. Smart =/= good natured

RLL4E

66 points

3 days ago

RLL4E

66 points

3 days ago

People don't understand that being a superhuman autist means you are a bit iffy on the social skills.

Uncle_Samoyed

25 points

3 days ago

Uncle_Samoyed

210101:1:1

25 points

3 days ago

I said almost exactly this on a post that made it to r/enoughMuskspam and people argued and argued about how they didn’t see my point, and literally reported me for hate speech. Multiple people chiming in like “I’m autistic and my social skills are fine so you can fuck right off.” I fucking hate most of Reddit. Thank God for WSB

Tom1252

12 points

3 days ago

Tom1252

12 points

3 days ago

"I’m autistic and my social skills are fine so you can fuck right off"

And the retard couldn't see the irony in that? I'm starting to doubt his claims.

GeorgiaBolief

60 points

3 days ago

He's a super intelligent dude. He's recognized the faults of gasoline and capitalized on the electric-only aspect of cars through a time that really didn't give it any credit. Also the co founder of PayPal. Also bought the solar roof company and started the boring company, all of which have a long-term goal to help mankind off its ass from relying on fossil fuels all the time.

He's no messiah, he's driven a hard lifestyle in his compan(y/ies) for his employees, but he's also a billionaire who's more relatable to the common man rather than appear as this untouchable enigma many billionaires tend to be.

His personality takes a specific type of person to like it and most definitely isn't an appeal-to-all kind of guy, but he's definitely shown who he is just by his media, actions and appearance.

On one hand, I love the dude for being him. On the other, I really don't like how he treats his employees and some things he does. But I'm probably leaning towards the "like and appreciate" more than negative because of the aforementioned reasons

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ODzyns

15 points

3 days ago

ODzyns

15 points

3 days ago

ah, ambivelonce.

TherealCarrotmaster

39 points

3 days ago

Dont bring the amphibians into this

kermy_the_frog_here

12 points

3 days ago

Le frogs

DirtyPenPalDoug

504 points

3 days ago

Well hes done some shitty things too.. Coup for lithium. Example. But also evs to save world? I dunno how you balance it out.

KINGGEERGE

701 points

3 days ago

KINGGEERGE

701 points

3 days ago

A classic case of he rapes but he saves

Zeketec

379 points

3 days ago

Zeketec

379 points

3 days ago

And he saves because he rapes. But he does rape.

Archisaurus

10 points

3 days ago

A classic case of he apes but he saves.

--redacted--

45 points

3 days ago

But does he save more than he rapes?

KINGGEERGE

56 points

3 days ago

1 : 1 ratio. There must be balance. So just remember for every tesla on the road...

Humble_Violinist_756

9 points

3 days ago

DEADLY ☠

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48 points

3 days ago

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48 points

3 days ago

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SEJ46

82 points

3 days ago

SEJ46

82 points

3 days ago

The dude is insane.

mr-handsy

198 points

3 days ago

mr-handsy

198 points

3 days ago

“Democracy dies in darkness” -the washington post, on a jet-black header.

CYBORG_CHAD_WARDEN

37 points

3 days ago

it's not a warning, it's a business model

pacard

152 points

3 days ago

pacard

152 points

3 days ago

ITT: gagging noises

someguy50

50 points

3 days ago

someguy50

50 points

3 days ago

Also:

slurping noises

R_U_Kidding_Me_68

13 points

3 days ago

Remember when Harry Markopoulos went to the SEC in 2000 warning them of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme?? I do! They did nothing. He complained to several different offices> Boston, NYC and nothing! 8 years of Nothing!! The SEC aren’t only stupid but corrupt !! #ScumOfTheEarth

Tshod

11 points

3 days ago

Tshod

11 points

3 days ago

It's what normal people do fuck boy, they care about each other without expecting anything in return

BusLevel8040

20 points

3 days ago

Jeff who?

Darthpantysoaker

110 points

3 days ago

Damn y’all really are retarded

pseudostatistic

53 points

3 days ago

I gotta be honest with you, I’m kinda retarded.

AtomicKittenz

24 points

3 days ago

Thank you.

May I have another?

CandidInsurance7415

11 points

3 days ago

I was just faking to get into the special olympics but all of these crayons are taking their toll. Im not even sure if i could win any more.

haddonhopkins8

385 points

3 days ago

Elon is such a chad

Seneca52mc

87 points

3 days ago

E-Chad tho

NLMActual

81 points

3 days ago

NLMActual

81 points

3 days ago

That dude gives zero fucks.