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Dec. 25, 2019, 11:48 a.m.
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https://youtu.be/-hEwE64-kUQ

Dec. 30, 2019, 2:48 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

wrong thread?

Dec. 30, 2019, 10:55 a.m.
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Posted by: Sethimus

Lithium?

March 11, 2020, 11:37 p.m.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/11/elon-musk-is-acting-like-a-neo-conquistador-for-south-americas-lithium/

“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”

Joseph Goebbels

May 16, 2020, 1:41 p.m.
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Musk is the 2nd biggest dickhead in amerika next to trump. Why would one buy a car from this monster?

“Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules,” Musk tweeted. “I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.”

Nobody arrested Musk.

Nobody stopped the workers streaming into his plant either. The workers, to be sure, weren’t entering in solidarity with their hyperventilating boss. Quite the opposite. They had good reason to suspect anything Musk might have to say safety-related. Within the auto industry, Musk’s Tesla has become notorious for operating in wanton disregard of safety standards. Safety violations at the Fremont plant, Forbes reported last year, have “dwarfed” the violation totals at other big American auto plants.

So why, given Tesla’s sorry safety record, did workers go back to work when the company’s own Return to Work playbook offered no gameplan for testing returning employees for the coronavirus?

The simple reason: The workers at the Fremont plant didn’t have much choice. If they didn’t return, a Tesla email informed them, they would go on “unpaid leave” status. And they also, Tesla not so subtly threatened, could find themselves losing their state unemployment benefits.

https://inequality.org/great-divide/civil-disobedience-billionaire-style/

How is this morally different than trump forcing workers back to their meat processing jobs?

https://theintercept.com/2020/05/14/is-elon-musk-a-fraud/


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May 17, 2020, 2:26 a.m.
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they already have a working process in shanghai? it’s not like he is the only one open the car plants, gm and ford opened at the same weekend, as did the german plants.

May 20, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
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Did those workers also get an "or else" e-mail?

May 21, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
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Alameda County was the only county in California that was not allowing re-opening of manufacturing facilities.  The wisdom of any re-opening is debatable, but Tesla at least deserves a level playing field with other manufacturers.

May 21, 2020, 11:14 a.m.
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Posted by: KenN

Alameda County was the only county in California that was not allowing re-opening of manufacturing facilities. The wisdom of any re-opening is debatable, but Tesla's workers at least deserve a level safety field with other manufacturers, w/o threats.

fyp


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May 21, 2020, 11:48 a.m.
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I expected a pointless, self-important response, and you did not disappoint!

Life really must be depressing for you.  Have you considered heroin as a lifestyle choice?

May 21, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
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You can regard it pointless, of course, that is your perogative. But how is it self important to suggest Tesla workers deserve the same safety standards as everbody else? It's more self-less than anything else.


 Last edited by: tungsten on May 21, 2020, 11:50 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 22, 2020, 12:37 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

You can regard it pointless, of course, that is your perogative. But how is it self important to suggest Tesla workers deserve the same safety standards as everbody else? It's more self-less than anything else.

I wouldn’t worry to much about KenN’s post, when it comes to most things Tesla he has a bit of a blind spot.

May 22, 2020, 8:07 a.m.
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Posted by: KenN

Alameda County was the only county in California that was not allowing re-opening of manufacturing facilities.  The wisdom of any re-opening is debatable, but Tesla at least deserves a level playing field with other manufacturers.

The virus isn’t fair, if Tesla’s plant is in the wrong place than too bad, Tesla stockholders be dammed. 

This is just another billionaire putting profits before safety.

May 23, 2020, 3:25 p.m.
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https://youtu.be/DEYT6d9kx70

July 29, 2020, 10:50 a.m.
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Posted by: tashi

This is just another billionaire putting profits before safety.

Or sovereignty.

On July 24, 2020, Tesla’s Elon Musk wrote on Twitter that a second U.S. “government stimulus package is not in the best interests of the people.” Someone responded to Musk soon after, “You know what wasn’t in the best interest of people? The U.S. government organizing a coup against Evo Morales in Bolivia so you could obtain the lithium there.” Musk then wrote: “We will coup whoever we want! Deal with it.”

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/07/29/we-will-coup-whoever-we-want-elon-musk-and-the-overthrow-of-democracy-in-bolivia/

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