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  • Elon Musk, Jay Leno and the 2021 Cybertruck (Full Segment) Jay Leno's Garage

    05/28/2020 9:10:04 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    CNBC Prime via YouTube ^ | Published on May 28, 2020 | Jay Leno, Elon Musk
  • SpaceX’s Historic Launch Should Inspire More Of Us To Take Risks

    05/27/2020 7:25:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 27, 2020 | Helen Raleigh
    Amid the pandemic, the SpaceX launch should inspire us to be risk-takers, trying new things and starting new ventures. We can only achieve great things if we don't let fear dictate how we live our lives. Two American astronauts, Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, will strap themselves in the Dragon capsule, which sits on top of the Falcon 9 rocket — both built by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX — and depart for the International Space Station on May 27.This extraordinary event embodies much historic significance. The Falcon 9 rocket will be launched from the same launch pad at the Kennedy...
  • Hertz, Car Rental Pioneer, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

    05/22/2020 8:15:29 PM PDT · by John W · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 22, 2020 | Niraj Chokshi
    Hertz, which started with a fleet of a dozen Ford Model T’s a century ago and became one of the world’s largest car rental companies, filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after falling victim to its mountain of debt. The coronavirus pandemic has devastated Hertz by grounding business travelers and tourists, making it impossible for the company to continue paying its lenders. A sharp drop in used car prices has also decreased the value of its fleet. “They were doing quite well, but when you turn off the revenues and you own all these cars and all of a sudden...
  • Lilly Wachowski Tells Elon Musk and Ivanka Trump ‘F— Both of You’ After They Quote ‘The Matrix’

    05/18/2020 2:38:41 AM PDT · by ZagFan · 39 replies ^ | 5-17-2020 | Jeremy Fuster
    A note to conservatives: Lilly Wachowski probably will not like it when you quote “The Matrix.” On Sunday, Tesla founder Elon Musk tweeted that people should “take the red pill,” advice that Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka retweeted with the enthusiastic comment “Taken!” Back in 1999, the red pill was a pivotal moment in “The Matrix,” as Neo is offered the choice to either take a blue pill and forget about the Matrix or to take the red pill and be revealed the truth about how the Matrix has been used by machines to enslave the entire human race. Musk’s comment...
  • Elon Musk stirs the pot with cryptic 'red pill' tweet

    05/17/2020 7:25:31 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 17,2020 | By Frank Miles
    Tech billionaire Elon Musk, who has emerged as a champion of defying stay-home orders intended to stop the coronavirus from spreading, may have come out as a conservative on Twitter Sunday. "Take the red pill" the Tesla CEO wrote in a cryptic tweet to his 34 million followers. Some followers saw it as a sign that Musk was pushing for the conservative cause. Adviser to the president and first daughter Ivanka Trump later retweeted it, adding the word: “Taken!” Take the red pill" is a line from the popular 1999 movie “The Matrix” about seeking the unvarnished truth: "You take...
  • Elon Musk Lists 4 More Homes For $62.5 Million

    05/17/2020 7:13:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 47 replies
    Canyon News ^ | May 16,2020 | By Sahana Kaur -
    BEL AIR—On Thursday, May 14, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk listed four of his Bel Air mansions for a total of $62.5 million. Since this move comes a week after Musk listed two other homes in the same area, all of his Bel Air properties are now for sale for a combined total of $102 million. This barrage of listings comes shortly after he Tweeted: “I am selling almost all physical possessions. Will own no house.” When Twitter user @kulpability asked Musk if he was doing it “because you need the cash” or “to protest the world burning down,” he responded...
  • Mark Cuban pushes back on Elon Musk calling states' coronavirus lockdowns 'fascist'

    04/30/2020 6:26:31 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 30 2020 | Talia Kaplan
    Dallas Mavericks Owner and billionaire investor Mark Cuban pushed back Wednesday on Tesla CEO Elon Musk for reportedly calling states' coronavirus shelter-in-place orders “fascist.” “Anything that negatively impacts Tesla, Elon hates, period, end of story,” Cuban said on “Fox News @ Night” on Wednesday. “I don’t think he has other people’s interests at heart. I mean, I don’t really know him at all, but that’s just my take.” During an earnings call on Wednesday, The Verge reported that Musk said, “The expansion of shelter-in-place, or as we call it, forcibly imprisoning people in their homes, against all their constitutional rights,...
  • Elon Musk Plans to Pull Tesla Factory Out of California-Leading Democrat responds, (Bleep) Elon Musk.”

    05/12/2020 6:16:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 12, 2020 | Lloyd Billingsley
    <p>“Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future programs to Texas/Nevada immediately. If we even retain Fremont manufacturing activity at all, it will be depend on how Tesla is treated in the future. Tesla is the last carmaker left in CA.”</p>
  • Elon Musk, Freedom Protester

    05/12/2020 5:02:15 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 5 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Come on over to Texas, Elon – the water’s fine! – It’s one thing when an owner of a hair salon in north Dallas, Texas defies the edicts of abusive local authorities by opening her business in the midst of a stay-at-home order. It’s another thing entirely, however, when the CEO of the most politically-correct carmaker on earth decides to do the same. But that’s exactly what Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, did on Monday, announcing his protest action with this tweet: Elon Musk ✔ @elonmusk Tesla is restarting production today against Alameda County rules. I will be on the...
  • Elon Musk threatens to move Tesla out of California, sue over coronavirus order shutting down Fremont factory

    05/09/2020 3:45:35 PM PDT · by granite · 44 replies
    Bay Area News Group ^ | May 9, 2020 at 2:37 p.m | By NICO SAVIDGE
    Tesla CEO Elon Musk lashed out at Alameda County public health officials Saturday on Twitter, claiming his car company will leave California and sue the county over coronavirus lockdown orders that have shuttered its Fremont factory. “Tesla is filing a lawsuit against Alameda County immediately. The unelected & ignorant ‘Interim Health Officer’ of Alameda is acting contrary to the Governor, the President, our Constitutional freedoms & just plain common sense!” Musk tweeted Saturday morning, referring to Health Officer Dr. Erica Pan. He continued in another tweet, “Frankly, this is the final straw. Tesla will now move its HQ and future...
  • Elon Musk backs coronavirus reopening, takes heat from Rep. Omar

    04/29/2020 3:46:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 34 replies
    Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Mich., criticized Tesla CEO Elon Musk for calling on the United States to reopen amid coronavirus in a Wednesday morning tweet. "Billionaires want to continue profiting off your labor even if it means risking millions of lives," Omar wrote. "They call this 'freedom.'"

    04/29/2020 11:32:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2020 | Elon Musk
  • Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over privacy concerns -memo

    04/04/2020 6:56:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/02/2020 | Munsif Vengattil, Joey Roulette
    SpaceX’s ban on Zoom Video Communications Inc illustrates the mounting challenges facing aerospace manufacturers as they develop technology deemed vital to national security while also trying to keep employees safe from the fast-spreading respiratory illness. In an email dated March 28, SpaceX told employees that all access to Zoom had been disabled with immediate effect. “We understand that many of us were using this tool for conferences and meeting support,” SpaceX said in the message. “Please use email, text or phone as alternate means of communication.”
  • Elon Musk: Politicians 'who stole our liberty' should be 'tarred, feathered & thrown out of town!'

    05/16/2020 12:44:15 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 16, 2020 | By Spencer Neale
    The founder of Tesla thinks that "politicians and unelected bureaucrats" who have abused their power during the coronavirus pandemic deserve to be punished for their decisions to shut down state economies across the country.
  • Tesla picks Austin and Tulsa as finalists for new factory just days after Elon Musk vowed company would quit California due to clash with officials over coronavirus reopening

    05/15/2020 11:37:22 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 15 2020 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Tesla has picked Austin, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, as finalists for its new U.S. assembly plant, a person briefed on the matter said Friday. The person says company officials visited Tulsa in the past week and were shown two sites. It wasn´t clear if there were any other finalists in the mix. The person, who didn't want to be identified because the site selection process is secret, said no final decision has been made.
  • California officials capitulate to Elon Musk, allow Tesla plant to reopen

    05/13/2020 2:44:32 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 39 replies
    CNN Business ^ | May 13, 2020 | Chauncey Alcorn
    Tesla's standoff with California's Alameda County officials has come to an end after the county agreed to let Tesla's factory in Fremont, California, reopen. Alameda County gave Tesla its blessing on the condition that it maintain "minimum business operations" and implement additional safety recommendations, according to a company statement that was released on Tuesday. The county said Tesla could possibly re-open as soon as next week, though the company has already begun production despite coronavirus concerns, according to Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. That ignited an ongoing rift between the billionaire and California officials who argue his business operations continue...
  • Alameda County Finally Agrees To Allow Tesla’s Fremont Factory To Remain Open

    05/13/2020 10:39:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/13/2020 | John Sexton
    On Monday, Elon Musk announced on Twitter that he was reopening his Tesla factory in Fremont, California whether officials in Alameda County liked it or not. He suggested that if county officials planned to arrest someone, they should limit themselves to him. Musk wasn’t joking about reopening. Video of the parking lot showed it was mostly full that afternoon. In response, Alameda County sent a letter saying Musk needed to submit a plan which would have to be approved. Musk did submit the plan and late last night Alameda County officials accepted it. On late Tuesday evening, the Alameda...
  • Tesla ramps up US restart after defying county orders at California plant

    05/13/2020 7:55:00 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 13 2020 | Evie Fordham
    Tesla is reportedly making moves to reopen its Nevada battery factory after gaining the upper hand in CEO Elon Musk's battle with county officials over restarting the carmaker's Fremont, California, assembly plant. Tesla North American HR boss Valerie Workman shared plans for employees to return to work in Nevada in a Monday email, The Verge reported. Those employees would be contacted within 24 hours and given a return-to-work date, Workman said, according to the outlet.
  • Elon Musk hasn't been arrested, as production continues at Tesla without California county's permission

    05/12/2020 2:24:26 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Gary Gastelu
    Elon Musk remained a free man on Tuesday afternoon, despite violating shelter-in-place orders by reopening Tesla’s Fremont, Calif., factory without permission from Alameda County, where the facility is located. Musk tweeted on Monday that production had restarted, saying: “I will be on the line with everyone else. If anyone is arrested, I ask that it only be me.” The county health department said Monday that Tesla had gone beyond the minimum allowed operations, which opened Musk up to a potential misdemeanor charge and either 90 days in jail or a fine of $1,000 per day. However, the Fremont Police Department,...
  • Elon Musk defies coronavirus lockdown and reopens Tesla plant in California after suing local officials for ordering it to remain closed until June

    05/11/2020 2:08:31 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 44 replies
    daily mail ^ | 5/11/2020 | By MEGAN SHEETS FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Employees were seen reporting to the Tesla facility in Fremont early Monday Tesla filed a lawsuit against Alameda County on Saturday after the Fremont plant was shuttered amid the statewide lockdown on March 23 The suit claims county officials ignored Gov Gavin Newsom's allowances for '16 crucial infrastructure industries,' including transportation, to continue operating Musk announced the legal action on Twitter, threatening to move the automaker's headquarters to another state Tesla said it implemented strict safety measures prior to reopening the plant Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19 Elon Musk appears to have reopened a Tesla plant in...