Category Archives: Elon Musk

June 24, 2022

‘Gigantic Money Furnaces:’ Elon Musk says Tesla’s Recent Factories Are Losing Billions (Video)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently described the company’s Berlin and Austin factories as “gigantic money furnaces” in an interview with Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley, an official Tesla-recognized club, in Austin, Texas. Musk quipped, “There should be like a giant roaring sound, which is the sound of money on fire.”

Reuters reports that speaking to the Tesla Owners of Silicon Valley, an official Tesla-recognized club, in Austin, Texas, Tesla CEO Elon Musk described the company’s new factories in Berlin and Austin as “gigantic money furnaces.”

Tesla moves its headquarters to Austin in December and recently quipped that if you were to visit the facilities now: “There should be like a giant roaring sound, which is the sound of money on fire.”

Both the Berlin and Austin factories opened earlier this year, and during the launch of the Austin Gigafactory in April, Musk heralded the facility as “a new phase of Tesla’s future,” as the company planned to produce its Model Y and Cybertruck vehicles at the facility.

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May 24, 2022

Bill Gates Poured Millions into Dark Money Fund Attacking Elon Musk

Research identifies hundreds of millions of dollars flowing from Bill Gates’ foundation to 11 of the 26 organizations that signed an open letter last month urging Twitter advertisers to boycott the company if Elon Musk restores free speech on the platform.

Breitbart News’ report, based on research and analysis from the newly-formed Foundation for Freedom Online (FFO), analyzed public filings to trace hundreds of millions of dollars in contributions from the letter signatories back to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In total, 11 of the 26 anti-Musk organizations received funding from a Gates-backed entity.

The New Venture Fund, which in 2020 received the largest one-year commitment the Gates Foundation had made in more than half a decade, funds four of the signatories:

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May 20, 2022

Elon Musk Says Three Things Are Ruining California

Tesla CEO calls California a ‘one-party’ state that’s hostile to business and innovation.

Elon Musk may have founded most of his companies in California, but he’s become increasingly critical of the state as a place to do business.

The Tesla  (TSLA) – Get Tesla Inc Report CEO made that much clear in recent comments during a virtual appearance at the recent All-In Conference held in Miami.

“California used to be the land of opportunity,” Musk told the audience. However it’s turned into “the land of taxes, overregulation and litigation and this is not a good situation.”

Musk became increasingly critical of the state as Tesla ramped up its production facilities. He famously built the first so-called gigafactory in neighboring Nevada, after winning generous tax concessions from that state. He went on to build facilities in Shanghai and near Berlin. But when the time came for a new U.S. factory, Musk opted for Texas.

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May 18, 2022

Elon Musk Says Biden Isn’t The ‘Real President,’ It’s Whoever ‘Controls The Teleprompter’

“The path to power is the path to the teleprompter. I do feel like if somebody were to accidentally lean on the teleprompter, it’s going to be like Anchorman.”

Elon Musk heavily criticized Joe Biden Monday, saying the person controlling his teleprompter is the “real President” and suggesting inflation under the current administration is going to lead to America resembling Venezuela.

Musk made the comments on a podcast recorded during the All-In Summit being hosted in Miami.

“It’s hard to tell what Biden is doing to be totally frank,” the Tesla CEO asserted. 

He compared the President to Will Ferrell’s Anchorman character, Ron Burgundy, a news anchor who reads anything written on the teleprompter, regardless of how it affects his career.

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May 11, 2022

Elon Musk Says He Is ‘Exactly Aligned’ with Censorious European Union on Internet Speech

Tech billionaire Elon Musk seemingly kowtowed to the European Union on internet freedom of speech, declaring that he is “exactly aligned” with the bloc’s regulations on online expression.

Despite Elon Musk’s stated commitment to bringing free speech principles back to the internet following his successful buyout offer of Twitter, he appeared to backtrack on such a standard following a meeting with Thierry Breton, the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, who has spearheaded efforts to introduce more limits on internet speech within the EU.

On Monday, Mr Breton shared a video from the Tesla plant in Austin, Texas, following a meeting with Musk, in which the eurocrat said that he had explained the outlines of the Digital Services Act (DSA) that is set to require social media platforms and other sites to regulate “hate speech” or other “harmful” content as well as so-called “disinformation”.

Once implemented the DSA could see the companies such as Twitter face fines of up to six per cent of their global revenue.

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May 9, 2022

Who’s Afraid of Elon Musk? by Ron Paul

The drive to censor is driven by the woke mob and authoritarian establishment’s fear that their policies could not maintain majority support if forced to compete in a free market of ideas. This shows that even enemies of liberty sense that the days of the welfare-warfare state are numbered.

Any doubt that many progressives have abandoned their commitment to free speech was erased by the hysterical reaction to Elon Musk’s effort to purchase Twitter and return the company to its roots as a free speech zone. Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich and “woke” neocon Max Boot fretted that Musk’s commitment to free speech threatens democracy. Those confused by how free speech threatens democracy should remember that for neoconservatives and many progressives democracy means allowing the people to choose between two largely identical supporters of the welfare-warfare state. In this version of “democracy,” those whose views are outside the welfare-warfare mainstream — such as libertarians — are marginalized.

More ominous than the griping of ex-government officials and pundits was the threat of prominent Democratic politicians to haul Musk before Congress. These politicians likely want an opportunity to smear Musk and other supporters of free speech as promoters of hate and Russian (and/or Chinese) disinformation.

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Musk reveals size of Twitter bloodbath: Will literally ‘decimate’ Twitter staff, bring in even more of his own people

Twitter has 217 million users. By 2025, Musk projects that will hit 600 million and that by 2028, there will be 900 million Twitter users.

Twitter employees reading the tea leaves as they try to discern the future in an Elon Musk-owned company received some bad news last week.

Musk recently prepared a presentation for investors, known as a pitch deck, that outlines some of the moves he’s planning for the social media giant, according to The New York Times.

The deck includes Musk’s plans to expand the company, which in the long run will expand its workforce.

However, it makes it clear that about 10 percent of the workforce that starts 2023 will not finish the year.

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May 2, 2022

Elon Musk Is RIGHT, Democrats Have Gone INSANE (Video)

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April 30, 2022

Elon Musk Reportedly Set To FIRE Twitter Executive Staff And SLASH Pay, LITERALLY GET WOKE GO BROKE (Video)

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April 29, 2022

Sen. Hawley: DHS’s ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ Seeks to Target Musk’s Twitter, Maintain Dems’ Control of Social Media

“This is dangerous and un-American. The board should be immediately dissolved,” Hawley tells Mayorkas.

Announced shortly after free-speech advocate Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, DHS’s new ‘Disinformation Governance Board’ seeks to maintain Democrats’ power to censor conservative and dissenting speech, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) tells Department of Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas in a letter published Thursday.

“The Administration that activated the FBI against parents at school board meetings now has created a government Disinformation Board to monitor all Americans’ speech. It’s a disgrace. Joe Biden & Secretary Mayorkas: dissolve this monstrosity immediately,” Hawley tweeted, posting a copy of the letter.

“This new board is almost certainly unconstitutional and should be dissolved immediately,” Sen. Hawley says in the letter to Sec. Mayorkas:

“I confess, I at first thought this announcement was satire. Surely no American Administration would ever use the power of Government to sit in judgement on the First Amendment speech of its own citizens. Sadly, I was mistaken.

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