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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post

    https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/h...er-2022-10-07/

    Yes and no. "He" paid about $33 billion but a good chunk of that was given to him by investors like Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel.
    Now, did they risk any of their money, or is this a pyramid scheme all the way down?

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Deutsche Gopher Fan View Post
    Stable genius says the pill yesterday was just to trick left wing bite into giving up their IP address.

    now he says he’s going to restrict voting in polls to his little blue check gang
    So why wouldn't every person who voted for him to quit just leave, immediately? Why would anyone stay?

    Why would anyone be loyal to a social media platform? It has no discriminator value. Everyone you can talk to on it you can just, you know, talk to. You can even use the same pacifier you were using before to tweet. A social media platform has literally zero value to you. You are the commodity, not it.

    Is this my Boomer(ish) Brain missing something that is real, or is this kids who grew up with this umbilical cord simply unable to sever it?
    Last edited by Kepler; 12-19-2022, 11:08 PM.

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  • Deutsche Gopher Fan
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    Stable genius says the pill yesterday was just to trick left wing bite into giving up their IP address.

    now he says he’s going to restrict voting in polls to his little blue check gang

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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by Drew S. View Post

    The copy of the deal I saw showed Elon paying for about 75% of it.
    https://www.reuters.com/markets/us/h...er-2022-10-07/

    Yes and no. "He" paid about $33 billion but a good chunk of that was given to him by investors like Larry Ellison and Peter Thiel.

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  • Drew S.
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Did Elon actually spend any of his own money?
    The copy of the deal I saw showed Elon paying for about 75% of it.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    Honestly, assuming he's not just stupidly and deliberately tanking Twitter out of spite, that might be the best move for him to try and salvage this mess. Appoint a new CEO of Twitter with social media experience while he continues on as owner/executive chairman or whatever. His ego won't allow it though, and nobody worth a damn will want the job because they don't want to deal with his a55 and take orders from him.
    This is like wondering if Dumpies will ever get wise. If he was mature enough to do that, he would never have bought it in the first place.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by aparch View Post

    Considering how much middle eastern influence financed his purchase of Twitter, this news is unsurprising.
    Did Elon actually spend any of his own money?

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    They basically told him to find a new CEO and get his sh--t together. A few hours later this poll gets posted.
    Honestly, assuming he's not just stupidly and deliberately tanking Twitter out of spite, that might be the best move for him to try and salvage this mess. Appoint a new CEO of Twitter with social media experience while he continues on as owner/executive chairman or whatever. His ego won't allow it though, and nobody worth a damn will want the job because they don't want to deal with his a55 and take orders from him.

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  • ticapnews
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    Originally posted by rufus View Post
    Jared's got $2 billion he can toss around.
    If he's stupid enough to give any of it to Elon he deserves to lose it.

    "A fool and his money were lucky to get together in the first place."

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  • rufus
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    Jared's got $2 billion he can toss around.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    He was pictured next to Jared Kushner and the Saudis.

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    So there was apparently some guy with Elon at the World Cup. Said he was talking with the Qataris and other ME investors. Trying to get investments in twitter and Tesla. They basically told him to find a new CEO and get his sh--t together. A few hours later this poll gets posted.
    Considering how much middle eastern influence financed his purchase of Twitter, this news is unsurprising.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    So there was apparently some guy with Elon at the World Cup. Said he was talking with the Qataris and other ME investors. Trying to get investments in twitter and Tesla. They basically told him to find a new CEO and get his sh--t together. A few hours later this poll gets posted.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by ticapnews View Post
    Hopefully he ends up like the washed up salesman in Alec Baldwin's Glengarry Glen Ross story, getting sloshed at the bar while complaining about how tough his old job was.
    "I used to be a media grifter. It's a tough racket." *sip*

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  • Handyman
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Lol awesome!

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