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  # 1793430 2-Jun-2017 08:19
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I wonder if Musk will actually quit?

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  # 1793432 2-Jun-2017 08:20
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Dratsab:

 

Fred99:

 

Behind the scenes I'd bet that the tweet caused mild panic.  5 hours later - after the tweet had been deleted, he tweeted the following.  As "damage control" from an action that couldn't be undone, that's not bad work - his spin merchants and co-liars should be congratulated:

 

 

 

 

 


Hark back to the campaign trail. He's good with words. He knows the best words... It's not his fault of the rest of the world can't keep up :-)

In respect of the Paris Accord, he's saying he's open to negotiating a "fairer" deal for the USA. I think the rest of the world needs to slap massive taxes on US products.

 

 

An option. Then we would have them applying trade taxes left right and centre, it would be a mess. Every country needs to officially denounce the decision, then work heavily together to replace US imports, to those from other countries as and when this is possible. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1793433 2-Jun-2017 08:22
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gzt: I wonder if Musk will actually quit?

 

My money is on that. He is in a heavily biased position, but I also feel he has a lot of philanthropic mindset as well.


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  # 1793441 2-Jun-2017 08:45
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  # 1793446 2-Jun-2017 08:56
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I'm sure Elon Musk had nothing to lose by Americans being able to burn more fossil fuels :-/




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  # 1793447 2-Jun-2017 08:57
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Interestingly CNN reports that the US can't actually even send the letter notifying they will pull out till 2019 and can't actually confirm pulling out till November 2020 - so Trump can't actually do anything unless he is reelected

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  # 1793448 2-Jun-2017 09:00
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Dratsab:
In respect of the Paris Accord, he's saying he's open to negotiating a "fairer" deal for the USA. I think the rest of the world needs to slap massive taxes on US products.

 

 

Yeah... the whole point of the Paris Accord was that everyone manages their climate effect internally. If the US is going to damage our climate, then they need to pay for it. But, like Trump's proposed Mexican wall tariff, this isn't going to make them pay for it.

 

I would also like to see exactly why the current agreement is (perceived as) unfair to the USA.

 

 


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  # 1793454 2-Jun-2017 09:20
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Elon Musk is rich enough already. He can do precisely as he pleases with no adverse effect on his personal comfort....

Principles are easy to observe when in that position.





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  # 1793455 2-Jun-2017 09:22
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Mods: there's one of those things that makes the right side vanish on a mobile somewhere above.





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  # 1793456 2-Jun-2017 09:23
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Geektastic: Elon Musk is rich enough already. He can do precisely as he pleases with no adverse effect on his personal comfort....

Principles are easy to observe when in that position.

 

Musk also has a financial  motive for the US staying in . Impose more tax on carbon produces is good for his electric battery and EV industry. 





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  # 1793463 2-Jun-2017 09:32
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frankv:

 

Dratsab:
In respect of the Paris Accord, he's saying he's open to negotiating a "fairer" deal for the USA. I think the rest of the world needs to slap massive taxes on US products.

 

 

Yeah... the whole point of the Paris Accord was that everyone manages their climate effect internally. If the US is going to damage our climate, then they need to pay for it. But, like Trump's proposed Mexican wall tariff, this isn't going to make them pay for it.

 

I would also like to see exactly why the current agreement is (perceived as) unfair to the USA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He claims it's a breach of US sovereignty. 

 

The real reason is that he's done it because he can, because he's very stupid, and acted at the behest of an administration and lobbyists who'll line their own pockets with dirty money.

 

 


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  # 1793469 2-Jun-2017 09:41
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So, is the membership in the Paris accord something that the President can decide unilaterally?


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  # 1793471 2-Jun-2017 09:49
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Paul1977:

 

 

 

It seems pretty clear that he started to type "coverage" when he was distracted by a squirrel and hastily dropped his phone to go and chase it.

 

 

I really wish he would go and chase squirrels:

 

     

  1. He could replace the current ginger cat on his head with a squirrel - would look more natural
  2. Always a possibility a car could get him
  3. He would be less dangerous to the world

 

His followers will be really proud of him though - the more stupid he is the more staunch they think he is - I can hear it now "USA USA USA!"





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  # 1793523 2-Jun-2017 10:36
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A true mark of real stupidity is the inability to recognise it. Most dim-witted people know they are dim-witted and simply accept it. Only a complete imbecile is so dumb that he thinks he is bright.

 

 





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