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  #2930846 17-Jun-2022 11:02
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Kookoo:

 

There are two issues issue with this approach, to my mind. First - that a "creator" is also in this case the direct benefactor. By buying his products, be it a Tesla or that overpriced flamethrower he peddled 3 or 4 years ago, you directly support his behaviour, ideological stances, etc. The second is inherent to the first - what is the desired impact of his behaviour?

 

As (hopefully) clearer example - take Mike Lindell, the founder of "My Pillow" and an American far-right nut case conspiracy theorist. The man uses his fortune to peddle conspiracy theories that have destabilised the US democracy and have the potential to affect the current world order. Knowing that's what the money is used for, would you feel comfortable buying a "My Pillow" product based on quality alone?

 

 

Good luck surviving in life after you go through and audit every manufacturer, artist, and anything else in between you and every product you consume, to ensure no harm is done that falls outside your standards and refusing to purchase anything from them again. 

 

 


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  #2930861 17-Jun-2022 11:28
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networkn:

 

Good luck surviving in life after you go through and audit every manufacturer, artist, and anything else in between you and every product you consume, to ensure no harm is done that falls outside your standards and refusing to purchase anything from them again. 

 

 

Way to miss the point. I don't need to "go through and audit" anything.

 

All I am saying is that I'll avoid buying products from someone who goes out of his way to scream and shout from the rooftops "I'm an a*hole!" - and Musk falls in that category at the moment.





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  #2930865 17-Jun-2022 11:44
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Rikkitic:

 

Partly I think you are partly right and I partly agree with you. The other part says that you can acquire a fairly well-informed opinion of someone by relying on credible sources so you don't have to research it in detail yourself. You don't have to spend a lot of your time on it unless you want to. Example: I have never met Donald Trump but I'm pretty sure he is a monumental dick and I would never stay in one of his hotels.

 

 

I was referring specifically to the example given, which was someone I'd never heard of, who owns a company I'd never heard of and has expressed some views I've never read, purportedly relating to some conspiracy theories I may or may not be familiar with.  

 

Credible sources is an interesting concept.  Sadly, editorial neutrality in the 4th estate is all but dead and buried.  In NZ context it has been dead and buried [edit: for some time].

 

Trump is an easy example to concur on, because I have seen footage of him being an ass.  However, I'd still stay in one of his hotels.  People work there and they need their jobs.  Who am I to make them suffer because their employer is an ass. Again that's just my view.  But it strikes me as undeserved collective accountability.  Nothing is ever simple.





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  #2930886 17-Jun-2022 12:38
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Nothing is ever simple.

 

 

You are sure right about that. But not patronising a Trump hotel makes me feel better. If my example can convince everyone else to do the same, the hotel will fold just like the casino and other lost causes did, someone will buy it for a song, the former employees will have new jobs, and the world will hopefully be a better place.

 

 





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  #2930981 17-Jun-2022 15:34
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A colleague of mine is an absolute, socio-uncritical Musk fan. He mainly puts this down to the rising Tesla shares, of which he owns a few and has always bugged us with when he yelped once again about not having bought more of them. Every Monday he'd come in and say his shares had already made x% gain again. I asked him if he had finally sold them? "No, why?" - "Then you haven't made a single cent profit!"





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  #2930987 17-Jun-2022 15:41
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A colleague of mine is an absolute, socio-uncritical Musk fan. He mainly puts this down to the rising Tesla shares, of which he owns a few and has always bugged us with when he yelped once again about not having bought more of them. Every Monday he'd come in and say his shares had already made x% gain again. I asked him if he had finally sold them? "No, why?" - "Then you haven't made a single cent profit!"

 

 

 

 

I take it he hasn't looked at the price today then.


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  #2931039 17-Jun-2022 17:21
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Varkk:

 

I take it he hasn't looked at the price today then.

 

 

Well, I haven't seen him since the beginning of the year, as I am now an independent private citizen and don't have to listen to that anymore - certainly not that his shares are going down ;-)

 

If a man is diligent and always on the ball of his enterprise, it is not a reprehensible thing. But when a man permanently oversteps his personal boundaries, dances at many weddings at the same time, interferes with his CEOs and, as captain, blames the crew even before the ship has sunk by pointing to his own commitment in terms of working hours, I think that is rather questionable and not exactly ingenious. Nor do I believe that he will be the last to disembark if the ship sinks ;-)

 

 





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  #2931189 17-Jun-2022 20:02
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Handsomedan:

I see there's an open letter circulating at Space X from the staff - basically saying that Musk does more harm than good with his Tweets and attitudes and general attitudes. 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianbushard/2022/06/16/spacex-employees-reportedly-condemn-elon-musks-behavior-in-open-letter/?sh=5e4e42ab7588


I read a similar article this morning. It includes an allegation of sexual harassment against Musk and a further allegation bad behavior is tolerated at Tesla in general. That's new.

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  #2931226 17-Jun-2022 22:22
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There's so many Elon shenanigans, it's easy to forget one. It was a month ago, but it seems like a year.

Business Insider: A sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk involved him offering to buy a SpaceX flight attendant a horse in exchange for an erotic massage

A sexual misconduct claim against Elon Musk involved him offering a horse for an erotic massage.

Documents that were seen by Insider detail claims of how Musk exposed his genitals to the woman.

SpaceX paid the woman $250,000 to settle the incident, which took place in 2016.

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  #2932889 21-Jun-2022 21:25
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Maybe Musk should leave the upcoming Optimus robot's marketing to someone else.

"Equipped with numerous cameras, sensors and self-piloting software, the 173cm (5’8”) robot would be able to travel up to 5mph and carry 20kg.

Mush said 'We setting it such that it is, at a mechanical level, at a physical level, you can run away from it, and most likely overpower it. Hopefully that doesn’t ever happen, but you never know.'"

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  #2932941 22-Jun-2022 04:50
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Well, if Musk says he's more valuable than Tesla's electric cars, he'll have a reason not to bother with the cars if they don't perform as well as he wants us to believe.





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  #2932942 22-Jun-2022 04:56
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kingdragonfly:  Mush said 'We setting it such that it is, at a mechanical level, at a physical level, you can run away from it, and most likely overpower it. Hopefully that doesn’t ever happen, but you never know.'"

 

Why run? As long as you can take them out with a shotgun if they go crazy, I don't care. :-)





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  #2933164 22-Jun-2022 14:31
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Rikkitic:

 

someone will buy it for a song, the former employees will have new jobs, and the world will hopefully be a better place.

 

 

Someone will screw over the employees, because they know they are desperate and they'll all sign up to the new owner on less favourable terms.





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  #2933165 22-Jun-2022 14:34
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Tinkerisk:

 

Why run? As long as you can take them out with a shotgun if they go crazy, I don't care. :-)

 

 

I suspect a good tyre iron would get it done. 





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  #2933175 22-Jun-2022 15:06
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Someone will screw over the employees, because they know they are desperate and they'll all sign up to the new owner on less favourable terms.

 

 

Not in today's market. 

 

 





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