Shout Out To Elon Musk

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image88
    Sharlee01posted 21 months ago

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    First, so many need to be thanked for helping with the current disaster that Hurricane Ian has caused. So, many heroes, and so wonderful to see so many come together to help with this tragedy. All need to be recognized as heroes.

    Elon Musk has stepped up quickly to help the people of Florida -- donating the cost associated with installing the 120 large satellite units,

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has struck a partnership with Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration to provide satellite service for areas of Southwest Florida still without internet connectivity after Hurricane Ian.

    More than 100 of SpaceX’s large Starlight satellite receivers will be set up across Southwest Florida, with the majority going to Lee, Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto and Hardee counties, DeSantis said in a news conference Saturday afternoon.

    DeSantis said SpaceX donated the cost associated with installing the 120 large satellite units, which have a 13-mile radius and can support more than 1,000 internet users at a time, according to DeSantis.

    Starlink doesn’t rely on fiber optics like cable technology and connects to a series of satellites that orbit close to the earth, according to their website.

    Musk is repositioning the satellites to be over central Florida, DeSantis said during a stop in Wauchula. Nearly half of the cellular sites in Hardee County are out of service, the highest rate for any county in the state, according to data carriers report to the Federal Communications Commission.

    “These things are very, very important,” DeSantis said of the Starlink devices. “We’re happy to be able to bring that here.”

    In August, the Federal Communications Commission denied SpaceX about $888.5 million for rural subsidies related to the satellite systems after saying they failed to meet the program requirements, according to CNBC, though the FCC chair acknowledged Starlink had “promise.”

    Musk has previously expressed support for DeSantis for president in 2024, tweeting that he was leaning toward Florida’s governor. He said that former President Donald Trump would be too old for a 2024 run, and said DeSantis would “easily win” against President Joe Biden if he ran.

    Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, is estimated to be the richest person in the world with a net worth of about $247 billion. SpaceX has previously launched rockets and Starlight satellites from Cape Canaveral on Florida’s east coast. He has not donated to DeSantis, but has previously given money to both Florida Republicans and Democrats, including Sen. Marco Rubio, former Sen. Bill Nelson, Charlie Crist in 2014 and Crist’s then-opponent for governor, Sen. Rick Scott.

    Along with Musk and SpaceX, DeSantis said they’ve been working with other telecommunications companies to try to get connectivity back up. Uniti Fiber has offered free broadband access, and Verizon has provided drones for cell phone coverage, DeSantis said".
    https://www.tampabay.com/hurricane/2022 … icane-ian/

    1. GA Anderson profile image88
      GA Andersonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Starlink is a great program and this Florida move is brilliant. It is a humanitarian gesture that will benefit him, (deservedly so) as much as it does Floridians.

      GA

    2. abwilliams profile image65
      abwilliamsposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Not sure which has been Elon at his best thus far, his tweet, "the bird is freed" or him showing up carrying the kitchen sink?! Probably the latter.
      Priceless, love it!

      1. Sharlee01 profile image88
        Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Hey, my truth... I love Elon, I am attracted to the type of human beings that strive, that do instead of talking about doing. It si his type that has literally made this country what it is.

        I feel he will make twitter into a very open productive site. I feel he will also make money with the site. The site has never been a money maker.

        I will now return to Twitter, I left when they banned president Trump.

        Not many like Elon so pleased he bought Twitter. Yes, the bird is
        freed! No more one-sided ideologies will rule the roost.

  2. Ken Burgess profile image74
    Ken Burgessposted 21 months ago

    If you have to believe in, or invest in, someone... Elon is a good choice.

    1. GA Anderson profile image88
      GA Andersonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Since I started looking into Musk his 'story' has impressed me. If he strongly supports DeSantis in a 2024 presidential run it could be the deciding factor in the election.

      I'm not too sure about DeSantis, but Elon's support might affect a lot of folks like me that think Musk is in it for the right reasons.

      GA

      1. Ken Burgess profile image74
        Ken Burgessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        Elon is a highly intelligent, well-traveled, very accomplished individual.

        He has insight into things and an ability to grasp the bigger picture that goes beyond most peoples.

        In addition, you can feel confident any political stand is not influenced by a payoff or a favor.  If anything, the Democrats are willing to throw far more money at EV and Renewable Energy efforts than a typical Republican would be.

        So I agree with your thoughts, if Musk makes a public statement of support, it is worth considering.

        1. profile image0
          savvydatingposted 20 months agoin reply to this

          Funny, Trump was not influenced  by a payoff or favor either.

    2. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      I so respect Musk, he seems to be a remarkable human being. He certainly;y is a humanitarian, not someone who talks a good game, but a guy that really helps hands down. Another thing I like about him, he has the ability to change his opinion and is vocal and unafraid to share his views.

  3. Stephen Tomkinson profile image89
    Stephen Tomkinsonposted 21 months ago

    I have nothing against Elon Musk and his offer of help to Florida is good news. But does anyone else feel a little nervous about the fact that a few billionaires have so much power and influence in the modern world?
    We are, perhaps, fortunate that the mega-rich seem to be benevolent but what of the future?

    1. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      It would worry me more if we did not have billionaires. I sort of doubt if we will have as many billionaires, in my view, we don't produce as many brilliant people. So, yes there will be the very rich, but I don't think we will see as many. I mean our education system at this point leaves a lot to be desired.

      I really think in many years down the road we will turn to socialism, and we will have fewer rich, and tons of poor. Just can't keep a rich nation with such a lack of good education.

      I hate to say this, but I feel the US society is already leaning toward, and excepting being dummied down. Just my view...

      1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
        Fayetteville Fayeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        Educating all children effectively has always been an issue but increasingly more so these days. The No Child Left Behind Act is just one example of the multitude of issues that have negatively impacted how we educate children.  Since it's implementation, schools have  increasingly taught testing strategies rather than more effectively teaching course content. Far too much time is spent on test prep.  Students have to be literally pulled over the acceptable testing line by any means and short cut  necessary or the school faces sanctions.  Given the evidence NCLB's overall ineffectiveness, there is a good argument for eliminating it completely. As a nation, we also need to look at how public schools are unevenly funded due to property tax.

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          The property tax issue is a tough one.  Should a neighborhood or township not be able to provide better for their children without funding the entire state?  When parents band together and work together to form a better school, should they then have to move to the next county and provide time and effort there, too?

  4. Ken Burgess profile image74
    Ken Burgessposted 21 months ago

    Aaaaaaaand now Musk goes back to being hated.

    https://www.politico.com/news/2022/10/0 … t-00060085

    1. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Guess President Volodymyr Zelenskyy does not realize the US has freedom of speech, and some of us take good advantage of sharing thoughts. Yes, some don't, they are very careful to follow a crowd-type mindset. But Elon Musk not so much. This must really piss some off. I love Musk's individuality, and unafraid personality to speak his mind.

      1. Ken Burgess profile image74
        Ken Burgessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        In general, this is the type of freedom of speech they want to eliminate.
        I am sure they are considering doing that to Elon even now.
        It goes against the narrative, Putin bad, Russians bad, it is all their fault, Crimea belongs to Ukraine, no compromise.
        This has always been the narrative from Zelensky and Biden, taking Crimea back by whatever force is necessary... No compromise.
        Always.

        1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
          Fayetteville Fayeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          Doesn't really look like the people of Ukraine want a compromise with Putin
          I suppose they have no say in the matter though? I mean how do you effectively crush the will of a nation's people? If the white flag were flown today by President Zelensky, not sure it would mean anything to the people of Ukraine. Seems quite obvious they don't want to be occupied by Russians. Can't really blame them

          1. wilderness profile image94
            wildernessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

            No, I can't blame them either.  Should Russia fly over and take over the state of Alaska, threatening the use of nukes if we didn't simply cave and give it to Putin, I would never, ever, agree to giving up the state and it's people.  Instead I would see it as simply the first step in taking over the country and then moving on to Canada and Mexico.

            I understand that Putin does not see it that way (or at least claims he doesn't), but it does not change the fact that Alaska (and the "disputed" sections of Ukraine) are not Russian.

            1. Ken Burgess profile image74
              Ken Burgessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

              The difference is, if you research the history of Crimea.
              They were never happy being "given" to Ukraine.
              They have constantly tried to separate from, become independent of, or even return to Russia.  Throughout various parts of the decades since joining Ukraine.

              In addition the overwhelming majority that live in Crimea are Russian or Russian descent, speak Russian, and Russia has some of its most important naval bases in Crimea, and always has.

              Russia is not going to give up Crimea, so this is a war that will only end by engaging Russia in Russia.

              This idea that Crimea was forced to join Russia is only held by the West, and has now been pushed on the international stage (UN) so that its an all or nothing matter.

              The cost of this could be immense... no American in their right minds should be supporting the position taken by Biden and Zelensky back in 2021 that they were going to take Crimea back by force.

              It wasn't theirs to take back.

              But now, we are paying the price for it... and who knows how high that bill is going to get. 

              It could end up costing YOU everything you hold dear.  That is the possible price of this war... which never had to happen.

              No one bats an eye that for over 5 years this was never really an issue anyone was going to war over... only after Trump was out and Biden in, did it become a front burner issue worth putting the whole world at risk over.

              The economic cost hasn't even begun to be felt.

              The death and devastation may have only begun.

    2. GA Anderson profile image88
      GA Andersonposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Musk stepped in it with this one. Whether he is right or wrong about his evaluation of the 'realistic' truth of the situation, it was inappropriate for him to present.

      He might be saying the quiet truth out loud, or he could be wrong, either way, his position of influence could have negative effects. I think he is smart enough to know this so I wonder about his motive.

      GA

      1. Ken Burgess profile image74
        Ken Burgessposted 21 months agoin reply to this

        They really despise him, strongly, he is going to become Government enemy #2 right behind Trump... It will be interesting to see how far they take it.

        1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
          Fayetteville Fayeposted 21 months agoin reply to this

          Who is the "they" you speak of?
          And president Zelensky posted a poll of his own, so the folks of Twitter have spoken

    3. Readmikenow profile image94
      Readmikenowposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Yeah, he needs to run his business and say out of the affairs of Ukraine.  His opinion has not been asked and it is not valued.

      1. Sharlee01 profile image88
        Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

        He does have the right to free speech. Hey, we all appreciate free speech do we not?

        I read the tweet --- it appears he offered an idea, in regard to the voting blurb, and is it not historically true "Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake)." ?

        - Redo elections of annexed regions under UN supervision. Russia leaves if that is will of the people.

        - Crimea formally part of Russia, as it has been since 1783 (until Khrushchev’s mistake).

  5. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
    Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months ago

    Day one of Elon Musk at the helm of Twitter and it's already turned into 4 chan. An absolute dumpster fire.

    1. profile image0
      savvydatingposted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Gee.  Everyone gets to express an opinion…as of today? The horror!  Even the Ayatollah may have to quit Twitter.

      1. abwilliams profile image65
        abwilliamsposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        +++

    2. Sharlee01 profile image88
      Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

      Maybe give him a day or two. LOL

      1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
        Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

        Oh I will. It's just shocking to see the explosion of hate speech. Political and otherwise.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image88
          Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

          I left Twitter due to what I felt were hateful comments, and users that felt it was Ok to spread lies, just because they could. One good thing about any internet site one can choose to not use it if it makes them uncomfortable, as I did when I left Twitter.

          Maybe the liberals need a new play to gather., where conservatives are not allowed to be heard.  Because Twitter is just not that place
          anymore.

          Actually, I don't think there is any place like "the old Twitter" left for the left to rule the roost.

          1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
            Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

            Well the hateful kind of rhetoric and conspiracy theory that led to the bludgeoning of Nancy Pelosi's husband is just flourishing on Twitter currently.  I know that Mr Musk said that he didn't want a hellscape but that's exactly what he has.

            Also just as an aside I don't understand the glorification of Mr Musk. We worship people just because of their money.
            I mean he wasn't even the founder of Tesla, he acquired it.

            1. Sharlee01 profile image88
              Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

              Have you checked out Twitter posts today? Not sure what you are referring to. I visited this morning, and it all looks pretty tame and actually has an excellent feeling atmosphere going on.  And actually, Musk posted  -- "To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies"

              So, could you be more specific with a few examples of what you considered a hellscape?

              Have you ever visited Truth Social? I think you would like that forum. It offers a nice place to share, and you don't get all the back and forth. All are made to feel welcome.

              1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
                Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                I wouldn't dare repost what is on there right now.  Racial slurs are rampant, calling for executions of political figures, racist, antisemitic and homophobic slurs.

                Some users tweeted out entire posts that repeated one racial slur over and over in all caps, while others posted Nazi memes. It looks like a disaster clown car company now. An absolute glorification of violence.
                Business insider says use of the n word has jumped 500%

                1. Sharlee01 profile image88
                  Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

                  I just went back in --- Musk posted --     To be super clear, we have not yet made any changes to Twitter’s content moderation policies

                  You could post a link without needing a quote.

                  I do know MTG shadow ban was lifted, and a few others.

                  1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
                    Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months agoin reply to this
                2. Ken Burgess profile image74
                  Ken Burgessposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                  Sounds like a bunch of Progressives are on there trying to make their point about how awful free speech can be.

                  Or maybe just a bunch of those infantile former twitter employees seeking revenge.

                  Biden wants to investigate Musk, his purchase of Twitter, his starlink, he wants to nix government payloads to Space X.

                  Biden is a miserable old cronie doing harm wherever he can in the world.

                  1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
                    Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                    Or maybe just a lot of folks saying what's really in their heart. The way these conspiracy theories have flourished has really given many a home and a rationale for their hate

                  2. Sharlee01 profile image88
                    Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

                    Hey, I reported Joe Biden for his misinformation. He is making up and out mistruths.  I hope more do the same.

                    One only needs to note that the hyperbolic rhetoric being posted today is new accounts, and I agree with lots of former employees and IMO, left-losers.

                3. Sharlee01 profile image88
                  Sharlee01posted 20 months agoin reply to this

                  Ya know, I think Musk knew there would be some really poor losses. And I think he will handle the problem. At any rate, it is clear by the out-and-out hyperbolic attack. We pretty much are accustomed to how vile the left can be.  And immature...  Note that these posters are brand new. That tells me all I need to know.

                  I will report every post I came across that I find offensive. I have already been reporting Old Joe's posts as misinformation and mistruths. I realize he got a pass before for out-and-out lying.  But, I never thought it fair.

                  1. Fayetteville Faye profile image60
                    Fayetteville Fayeposted 20 months agoin reply to this

                    Common Sense tells me that there are agitators but also just as many who are more than happy to let their hate flag fly

 
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