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Elon Musk buys 10% of Twitter

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I've never had a Twitter account but admit it's importance in developing national, even international, consensus. And Twitter has for years definitely run off the rails in favor of the hard left cancel culture. Musk had long been extremely critical of the hard left and had recently been making noises about creating a Twitter competitor but it looks like he's decided to go after Twitter's jugular instead. Not sure how it's going to play out but looks like his move has at least the potential to level that particular very important playing field.
 
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I guess he wants to piss his money up the wall.
 

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He’s pissed off at the censorship and going to do something about it

lets just unpack this.

he bought 9.2% for free. The market was so enthralled that he took the stake that the share price went up 50%

a clear indication that the stock value was suppressed due to fear of wokeism harming the company.

value correction was enormous just from the hope of a savior
 

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So what?

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This is huge folks. Musk put his money where his mouth is. Finally, a conservative - and i hate to even call him that, has put some money up to help straighten out the huge mess our society finds itself in.

The media is completely one-sided and controls everything. The media threw the election to Biden. THe media ruined Trump's 4 years in office with never ending fake scandals.

This is huge to be able to get back a small slice of the media from these crazed communists. Starting a new social media company from scratch would have taken too long and wouldn't get the views that twitter has. So much easier for Musk to just write a check and buy it up.
 

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I wouldn't call Musk a conservative but he can be thoughtful and is opposed to censorship.

Twitter is a tool. Its great if you want to follow thought leaders, especially those that publish infrequently. For example, I follow James Turk, and usually find his commentaries (esp on silver) interesting. It can be easy to overlook his publications, so following someone can be helpful.

However, its filled with celebrities and spam and virtue signaling people commenting from the peanut gallery. Its very easy to find yourself sucked into pissing contests.

Twitter has a huge network despite all of its problems. You can't buy that sort of network effect. They have done a poor job monetizing it, even in terms of advertising. They have an opportunity to combine with a payment system or crypto network and really catapult their value. Remember, Musk started with a competitor to PayPal, and eventualy joined forces with PayPal. It will be interesting to watch.
 

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Serious overreaction here IMO. They can't go back... The waste pool that is left on Twitter will be up in arms and all quit or make the place severely dysfunctional if he tries to turn it back towards free speech.
 

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Smart man. First, he announces he's going to compete with Twitter and their stock crashes and has the twitter folks off guard. Then he plunges into it and it goes back up. It'd be cool if he could do what he sets out to do with it. I was watching Tucker Carlson on this, he's thinking this is real big.
 

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The Gab.com founder's post about this news was positive.
 

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i do not trust Musk , maybe I need to do more research on what are his ethics and beliefs



Elon Musk JUST SAID “I Hate You Putin”, The conflict in Ukraine that began on 24 February 2022 attracted the attention of many public figures, who were one of the most active people to enter the discussion of that topic, in this post we will try to find out in what position the American billionaire is in.






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Elon Musk on Thursday declined to weigh in directly on Texas’ abortion law after Gov. Greg Abbott said the Tesla and SpaceX CEO supported his state’s “social policies” following the implementation of the harshly restrictive measure.

“In general, I believe government should rarely impose its will upon the people, and, when doing so, should aspire to maximize their cumulative happiness,” Musk told CNBC in a tweet.




“That said, I would prefer to stay out of politics,” said Musk, whose companies and private foundation are both growing their operations in Texas.



Elon Musk is something of a dark horse when it comes to politics and does not tend to express partisan views.

Now he’s given a rare insight into his political beliefs after being accused of being a socialist by one of his 24.6 million Twitter followers.

The revelation came after a man called Sandro Sanfelice asked if the city Musk was planning to build on Mars would be ‘libertarian’ – the name for a political belief which advocates personal freedom and small government.

One of Musk’s critics then chimed in and wrote: ‘Unfortunately, Elon is openly socialist


(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 22, 2018, SpaceX, Tesla and The Boring Company founder Elon Musk attends the 2018 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in Hawthorne, California. - SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars. Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday, January 10, 2019, of the test version of the Starship Hopper, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

The billionaire has spoken out to discuss whether he’s on the left, right or somewhere in the middle.
‘That’s pretty sad imo.’

This irked the billionaire into action and he responded: ‘I’m openly moderate. There, I said it.’
 

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I love that he gave the SEC the finger

Choose to pay the fine for not announcing his stake rather than tip everyone off

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Understand the MSM is going to come full forces on Musk. He is stepping on their toes. Don't be surprised if sexual assault accusations start coming out of the woodwork.
 

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I've never had a Twitter account but admit it's importance in developing national, even international, consensus. And Twitter has for years definitely run off the rails in favor of the hard left cancel culture. Musk had long been extremely critical of the hard left and had recently been making noises about creating a Twitter competitor but it looks like he's decided to go after Twitter's jugular instead. Not sure how it's going to play out but looks like his move has at least the potential to level that particular very important playing field.
Sounds good and all, but doesn't / didn't he have an openly communist girlfriend?
 

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I've never had a Twitter account but admit it's importance in developing national, even international, consensus
I was able to read unlimited tweets up until a few months ago. Now I can read 4 in a row before a sign up and join pop up blocks me from advancing. The platform can be entertaining and useful in gaining insight to what is happening in this world. I'm very cautious on believing anything posted though.
 

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Sounds good and all, but doesn't / didn't he have an openly communist girlfriend?
I had a commie girlfriend once.

I wasn’t interested in her worldview and we didn’t spend our time talking politics;)
 

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I had a commie girlfriend once.

I wasn’t interested in her worldview and we didn’t spend our time talking politics;)
If by communist you mean taking money from those who have wealth from the sweat of their brow and giving it to those who don't then I think we've all had communist girlfriends and wives. But man, a nice behind and the ability to make a mean fried chicken and I am all 'workers of the world unite' if you get my drift.
 

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My initial thinking was that he was wanting to regain some control of the narrative, however with Twatter's user base numbers sinking like the Titanic...
 

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So what?

Let's talk about Bill Gates who owns the most farmland in the United States. What could possibly go wrong?
 

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If by communist you mean taking money from those who have wealth from the sweat of their brow and giving it to those who don't then I think we've all had communist girlfriends and wives. But man, a nice behind and the ability to make a mean fried chicken and I am all 'workers of the world unite' if you get my drift.
Chicken not so important to a 20 something.
 

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If by communist you mean taking money from those who have wealth from the sweat of their brow and giving it to those who don't then I think we've all had communist girlfriends and wives. But man, a nice behind and the ability to make a mean fried chicken and I am all 'workers of the world unite' if you get my drift.

My wife really thought she was a communist when we met. Then she got a real job and started having real taxes taken out. Turned out she was just a communist because she liked Fidel Castro and his beard.
 

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My wife really thought she was a communist when we met. Then she got a real job and started having real taxes taken out. Turned out she was just a communist because she liked Fidel Castro and his beard.

Let’s use the popular word of the day “transition”

Here’s a ‘taker’ transitioning to a ‘payer’

 

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I don't know about you folks but I don't trust Musk and any further than I can throw one of his electric cars
 

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I was able to read unlimited tweets up until a few months ago. Now I can read 4 in a row before a sign up and join pop up blocks me from advancing. The platform can be entertaining and useful in gaining insight to what is happening in this world. I'm very cautious on believing anything posted though.
There's an easy fix for that. Just make an acct. lol


J/K, all ya gotta do when that pops up is to click on the choice to log in. Then when the log in page pops up, hit the "x" in the corner and it takes you back to where you were and you can continue reading.
 

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk will no longer be joining Twitter’s board of directors.

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal made the announcement on Sunday night.

“Elon Musk has decided not to join our board,” Agrawal tweeted, adding, “The Board and I had many discussions about Elon joining the board, and with Elon directly.”

 

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I find this to be fairly interesting to watch play out. I don't really trust the guy but he does like stirring up shit once in a while.

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I find this to be fairly interesting to watch play out. I don't really trust the guy but he does like stirring up shit once in a while.

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Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Putin... all three are a total mystery to me. Good guys or bad? Musk is working on technology to make people robots so who knows?????
 

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Elon Musk, Donald Trump and Putin... all three are a total mystery to me. Good guys or bad? Musk is working on technology to make people robots so who knows?????

I still can't get a read on Elon. Perhaps he's a real evil genius or just real evil... They all have their faults but I'm pretty sure I know where two of those three fall on the side of good/evil.
 

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this is lmao hilarious -- musk exposing the satanist/communists

twitter was in the dumpster, stock in low 30's, dead money. then elon got involved. he's now offering 54 dollars for the whole thing

(communists) on tv are losing their minds. this will be another example of -- they are not about the money. the shareholders are set to handsomely profit if they take the deal. but they wont -- (they) will use all kinds of lies/tortured logic/corruption to block his move

(communist) agenda again trumps profit. this time on a grand stage for all to see

musk is a madman!
 
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Nice kick in the nutz, I look forward to his next move...