Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby origami_itto on Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:27 am

Quigga wrote:Origami, if your Dad can do such a thing make sure to ask for me as well
Those people will be exploited either way
Hey maybe the even got Coca Cola or Sprite or Milka or Mountain Dew or another product made only available via capitalism


LOL FAIR ENOUGH!

This begins to open an existential can of worms beyond legacy billionaires and their moves to consolidate power, moving into the exploitative nature of capitalism. I mean, all of those soft drinks are just sugar water that are horrible for our health. Do we really need them? Should we really praise the system that exploits our fundamental human weaknesses for profit just because it provides a choice of poisons to administer ourselves?

I mean it's exploitation on both ends. The workers that create the products living on the bare minimum the company can give someone and still have them show up for a shift, and the consumers who are handing over their cash for the privilege of poor health.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby everything on Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:50 am

Not defending Musk, but if
His dad exploited the earth
And he is trying to have humans use more clean energy

At least there’s that
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby origami_itto on Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:24 am

I think we need to make a point of posting material critical of Musk on Twitter as often as possible and seeing how he responds.
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby Quigga on Tue Apr 26, 2022 11:45 am

How about we just agree that life kinda sucks for everyone involved, that suffering comes on it's own even without anyone willfully hurting one another and that the way to leave it behind has been established by various people in the past
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby origami_itto on Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:23 pm

Quigga wrote:How about we just agree that life kinda sucks for everyone involved, that suffering comes on it's own even without anyone willfully hurting one another and that the way to leave it behind has been established by various people in the past


I mean... Sure... Suffering is eternal, that doesn't mean we can't improve the conditions of man made systems that bind people in servitude to the direct benefit of others.

Otherwise i guess we should have kept slavery and Jim crow and never given women the vote or workers the weekend. Fuck it let's roll it back to feudal times, would fit well with the gold standard
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby everything on Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:08 pm

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And that begat granite and soil.
Then land shook and cracked and rose till it spiked the sky.
And forests grew and died.
And grew a hundred times again.
And people grew and died.
And grew a hundred times again.
There were storms and seasons, and fences and blood.
Wonder and vengeance and regret.
And the land and the sky didn't give two shits."



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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby Quigga on Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:40 pm

origami_itto wrote:
Quigga wrote:How about we just agree that life kinda sucks for everyone involved, that suffering comes on it's own even without anyone willfully hurting one another and that the way to leave it behind has been established by various people in the past


I mean... Sure... Suffering is eternal, that doesn't mean we can't improve the conditions of man made systems that bind people in servitude to the direct benefit of others.

Otherwise i guess we should have kept slavery and Jim crow and never given women the vote or workers the weekend. Fuck it let's roll it back to feudal times, would fit well with the gold standard


Improving systems that grew over 2000 years or more is such a complicated process that you can do a lot more wrong than right without noticing it

A trap I fell into that almost cost me my live

Sacrificing one's own peace of mind for the sake of supposed group advancement is not worth it

Love yourself first and foremost, then act out of that source of abundance that never seems to dries up if the internal conditions were set up right

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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby GrahamB on Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:45 pm

"Elon Musk keeps tweeting that he loves free speech. So here's a thread with just a few of the countless examples showing he couldn't care about it less"

https://twitter.com/JoshuaPotash/status ... 4087320578
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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby vadaga on Wed Apr 27, 2022 2:09 am

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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby everything on Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:57 pm

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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

Postby Tom on Thu Apr 28, 2022 7:51 pm

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;D

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Re: Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44 billion

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