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Elon Musk queries expertise of Thai cave rescue officials
The Guardian ^ | 7/10/18 | Kevin Rawlinson

Posted on 07/10/2018 7:23:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase

Entrepreneur turns on mission leader who rejected his offer of a submarine

Elon Musk has questioned the expertise of Thai rescue officials who turned down his offer of a submarine, despite their having organised the successful rescue of all 12 boys and their football coach from a flooded cave.

The entrepreneur had offered his help and posted footage of tests being carried out on the apparatus he proposed in recent days.

But while Narongsak Osatanakorn, the head of the joint command centre co-ordinating the operation, acknowledged Musk’s offer he said that the mini submarine would not have been practical for the cave rescue.

“Even though their equipment is technologically sophisticated, it doesn’t fit with our mission to go in the cave,” Osatanakorn told reporters.

In response, Musk said Osatanakorn was “not the subject matter expert”, adding that he believed he had been “inaccurately described as rescue chief”, and should be more accurately referred to as the “former Thai provincial governor”.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: elon; elonmusk; elonmuskpos; musk; redthearticle; texasgatortroll; thailand
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Musk, the meglomaniac POS.
1 posted on 07/10/2018 7:23:15 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

Wow, I am surprised he is pushing this issue.


2 posted on 07/10/2018 7:24:21 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: Rebelbase
One Of Our Submarines Is Missing
3 posted on 07/10/2018 7:25:01 PM PDT by SamAdams76 ( Have you eaten your bone marrow today?)
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To: Rebelbase

How does that sub do around tight corners?


4 posted on 07/10/2018 7:25:11 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Rebelbase

His little sub would have never fit into the caverns there. What a nut, he needs to give it a rest.


5 posted on 07/10/2018 7:26:20 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: Rebelbase
Elon the Ugly American.
6 posted on 07/10/2018 7:26:32 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Yes, Liberals, I question your patriotism)
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To: Rebelbase

I don’t think he’s a POS. He’s a genius and visionary, and that group has a high incidence of mental disturbance and volatility. He’s losing it because he doesn’t know how to recharge his mental batteries. He wants to be Superman and save the world, but it’s a big world and he’s burning out.


7 posted on 07/10/2018 7:27:57 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Hmmm)
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To: Larry Lucido

Oxygen tanks had to be removed from the divers/children to get through the tight spots.

A sub would have been just in the way.


8 posted on 07/10/2018 7:28:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Free Republic Needs Your Monthly Donations!!!)
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To: Rebelbase

Saith the Elizabeth Holmes of the auto industry...


9 posted on 07/10/2018 7:28:14 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL]-[GALT]-[DELETE])
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Good old Musk

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10 posted on 07/10/2018 7:31:15 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

He is/was South African, Canadian and is now here sucking on the government teat. In reverse order he will be loud, apologize for it and then feed you to his pet lion.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1J0C2HlC38c


11 posted on 07/10/2018 7:32:18 PM PDT by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget (TRUMP TRAIN !!! Get the hell out of the way if you are not on yet because we don't stop for idiots)
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To: Inyo-Mono

ROTFLMAO! Keyboard expert didn’t even read the article!


12 posted on 07/10/2018 7:33:20 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: Larry Lucido

musk snakelike designed smart sub complete with rebreather, high density strobe headlights and a small nuclear reactor for electric and power propulsion system.


13 posted on 07/10/2018 7:33:51 PM PDT by chief lee runamok
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To: Rebelbase
Put up or shut up. Drop some mannequins deep down into the same cave and have at it Elon.
14 posted on 07/10/2018 7:34:06 PM PDT by bramps (It's the Islam, stupid!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

“Elon the Ugly American. “

Read the article.


15 posted on 07/10/2018 7:34:22 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: Larry Lucido

“How does that sub do around tight corners?”

Please post diagrams to support your claim ...


16 posted on 07/10/2018 7:35:54 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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Simple, it has a caterpillar drive


17 posted on 07/10/2018 7:36:44 PM PDT by cyclotic ( We’re the first ones taxed, the last ones considered and the first ones punished)
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To: Rebelbase

Biggest humbug since PT Barnum! He was also going to get Puerto Rico up and running after the hurricane. https://electrek.co/2017/10/05/elon-musk-tesla-rebuild-puerto-ricos-power-grid-batteries-solar/amp/


18 posted on 07/10/2018 7:36:45 PM PDT by Bommer (Jesus is God! Deal with it.)
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To: Rebelbase

Musk is probably brilliant but I am surprised he is pushing this. It’s over. The boys have been rescued.

I know it is hard for his ego to accept that they didn’t need his grandiose hi-tech plans. In this case ... simple worked.


19 posted on 07/10/2018 7:37:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: TexasGator

I read it. Still think it would have gotten in the way.


20 posted on 07/10/2018 7:38:37 PM PDT by vmpolesov
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