Elon Musk is amazing

Charlie

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In February, Ukraine’s vice prime minister posted images of a truck filled with what appeared to be standard Starlink terminals, days after he tweeted at SpaceX CEO Elon Musk asking for assistance. It’s unclear whether these terminals were sent solely by SpaceX, though The Washington Post’s report does note that USAID had previously bought 175 Starlink terminals as part of a separate agreement.

It does appear like SpaceX did make a significant charitable donation to Ukraine. USAID told the Post in a statement that the “delivery of Starlink terminals were made possible by a range of stakeholders, whose combined contributions valued over $15 million,” and its original press release said that SpaceX donated $10 million worth of equipment in service. But, as with many other SpaceX projects, the company does appear to have gotten a significant amount of public funding for the project.
 

gimpshiznit

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the majority of his fortune was made possible because of the us government and he spends half his time online railing against government regulations
It was only last month that TSLA finally was forced to show shareholders how much of their profit was from government subsidies. They fought hard to keep this from being disclosed in a separate line item.
 

G-man

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I mean you don't become a billionaire by just giving stuff away for free
 

gimpshiznit

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The fist 10 minutes of this interview is the best description of Elon I’ve seen to date. It’s 3 years old and obviously the short call didn’t work, but the underlying thesis is 100% spot on.



 
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gimpshiznit

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Cliffs: regulators (SEC and DOJ) don’t have the balls to take Elon out even though he’s blatantly breaking laws because he is so huge now, if they bust him ppl will lose billions and hundreds of thousands of people will be out of work/go broke.


They will gladly press charges once the grift pops, but they don’t want to be the cause of it and take the blame
 

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