Reports: Musk Has Informed Twitter's Board That He Will Proceed With the Sale At the Original Negotiated Price of $54.20 Per Share For a Total Sale Price of $44 Billion

A lot of reports claiming this, and Musk, who is rarely silent, is not knocking the reports down.

Which sounds a lot like confirmation.

Ugh.

Why do I say ugh?

I did want Musk to buy Twitter.

But I've come to like him and his zany impulsive possibly-hyperactive ways. I liked that he was offended by Twitter's censorship of dissenting viewpoints -- and decided, nearly on a whim, to offer $44 billion of his own money (mostly) to do something about it.

I don't like some of his Trumpian lack-of-discipline and addiction to Twitter -- don't get high on your own supply, Elon! You just get yourself into trouble (like Trump)! -- but I suppose without those things, none of this ever could have happened. You can't have the jackpot without the gambler.

I did want him to buy Twitter -- but only after Twitter came begging to him, offering a nice ten billion discount. Which still would have resulted in the company being overpriced, but at least Musk could have felt satisfied he knocked something off the top.

Here is what I'm going to hate now:

The corporate cons are going to say, "See, what did we tell you? You don't need to do anything about leftwing corporate leviathan monopolies colluding with the F***ING GOVERNMENT and ITS LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NATIONAL SECURITY APARATUS to squelch speech, it can all work itself out if we let the Magic of the Free Market work its wondrous spell!"

Right right right right.

So as regards FaceBook's and Google's ongoing conspiracy with the leftwing government of the United States to deprive American citizens of the their First -- and, what's that now, their Fourth Amendment rights as well (letting the FBI have little sneaky-peak at your mail without a warrant) -- I guess we'll just wait for the next Real-Life Tony Stark with a spare $1 trillion to spend on a tech company (FaceBook and Google are much, much more expensive than Twitter) and a crusading interest in vindicating free speech rights to come along then, huh?

Is that what we'll do, huh? We'll just wait for the next real-life Tony Stark to take money out of his Building Rockets to Go to Mars fund to shift it over to his Drop a Trillion Dollars to Buy One of the Largest Corporations to Ever Exist In History Just to Be Able to Speak Freely on Social Media fund, huh?

How many of those do you think we have floating around, Conservative, Inc.? Got an estimate of how many of those are waiting in the wings, AEI?

And I seem to notice most of the billionaires are in fact extremely leftwing and favor increased social control by a consortium of government, mega-corporations, and wealthy organizations like the WEF. Very few of them are right-aligned or libertarian.

So should we just wait to see how the Battle of Billionaires shakes out? Should we all just pray?

Meanwhile, people are losing followers like crazy. A friend says, "Twitter is finally getting rid of the bots because Musk is coming in and they don't have to cook the books to inflate their user numbers for investors any longer."

Exit Question: Did he move just to complete the transfer of regime before the elections?

I doubt it but if he did, wow. The trial was set to start in a couple of weeks so that is the more likely triggering event.

Still... He could have taken it up to the eve of the trial.

Posted by: Ace at 07:43 PM




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1 I'll go get em

Posted by: Skip at October 04, 2022 07:44 PM (xhxe8)

2
Ace Johnson is right.

Twitter was poised to wither away and die. But, now, nothing will change.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (a/ctn)

3 Well. Elon May surprise us all. But I don't understand why he is paying full price when twatter has lost so much in value.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (sbGbc)

4 Foist?

Posted by: Jhon at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (rTw3/)

5 Huh?

Posted by: Dad of Six at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (VpZau)

6 The left is getting whiplash.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (zB/T/)

7 He's doing this just so he can ban Zelenskyy.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:46 PM (zB/T/)

8 Elon has something up his sleeve

Posted by: Zeera. 'Nobody Cares, Drink Harder' at October 04, 2022 07:47 PM (DXZ6X)

9 All in all Musk owning the lions share can't be worse than not

Posted by: Skip at October 04, 2022 07:47 PM (xhxe8)

10 OT: @disclosetv · 2h
JUST IN - U.S. national debt tops $31 trillion for the first time.

https://fiscaldata.treasury.gov/
national-debt/

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at October 04, 2022 07:47 PM (yikp0)

11 Well. Elon May surprise us all. But I don't understand why he is paying full price when twatter has lost so much in value.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (sbGbc)

I'll believe it when I see it. He's pretty adept at trolling.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 04, 2022 07:47 PM (yHsuS)

12 musk found out something. He isn't gonna spend $44 BILLION on a company without getting some value out of it.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 04, 2022 07:48 PM (bVYXr)

13 $44 billion? Waste of money but at least it's not going to Zelenskyy.

Posted by: wth at October 04, 2022 07:48 PM (v0R5T)

14 Is Musk going to reform twitter and stop the conservative banishments? I have been suspended for life 3 times. Is it safe?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 04, 2022 07:48 PM (Irn0L)

15 >>>9 All in all Musk owning the lions share can't be worse than not


he's buying it outright, taking it private. He has coinvestor who will also own a piece of it but they are like-minded.

Posted by: ace at October 04, 2022 07:48 PM (B3oWe)

16 Well. Elon May surprise us all. But I don't understand why he is paying full price when twatter has lost so much in value.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (sbGbc)


He might not wind up paying quite full price, but awfully close. It'd be pretty nifty to just be able to say "meh, it's just an extra $1B"...

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:49 PM (zB/T/)

17 "And I seem to notice most of the billionaires are in fact extremely leftwing and favor increased social control by a consortium of government, mega-corporations, and wealthy NGO like the WEF. Very few of them are right-aligned or libertarian."

Wealthy businessmen are in favor of collusion between big business and government? It's shocking to hear that the rich and powerful would act in such a manner.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 04, 2022 07:49 PM (eYoxG)

18 The left is getting whiplash.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (zB/T/)

It's the Colbert/Comey moment over and over. The wailing, gnashing, rending from Twitter blue hairs will be fun.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 04, 2022 07:49 PM (yHsuS)

19
A comic book artist/creator, Gabe Eltaeb, explains in detail where the male sjw comes from. We all know who these sjw shits are, but have you ever heard someone put in words how the circumstances of male sjw nurturing occur? Probably not.

https://youtu.be/7w3gCWWoOAw?t=308

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (a/ctn)

20

Just got kicked again today after calling a dude minimizing castration and mastectomies for little kids a scumbag, and calling Jemele Hill a goblin.

Oh well.

Twitter attracts pedos like Bryan Singer to a grade school for boys.

Posted by: Dr.Rev. Senator Your Highness E Buzz Miller, Esq PhD MA MS at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (XnbJC)

21 4 Foist?

Posted by: Jhon at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (rTw3/)

Only on a Petard

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (ynpvh)

22 Musk tweeted out today that buying Twitter was just an accelerate in creating X, the everything app.

No idea what he's talking about but I don't think Musk bought Twitter just for yucks or to have a platform. He likes making money and he's really good at it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (ZLI7S)

23 I could perm suspended for calling illegals illegal and criminals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 04, 2022 07:51 PM (Irn0L)

24 IMO, this is all just "our betters" jockeying for position. Twatter means nothing to me personally, but I comprehend its unfortunate worldwide influence. There are big stakes here, but I trust none of the actors.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 07:51 PM (Xrfse)

25 sooth, i don't think you mean to do this -- you always include a time cue in your links. sometimes in 21 seconds in. If you don't mean to do that, and I think you don't, trim the &t=(numberofseconds) from the end of your link.

that's probably just the time the video was at when you decided to link it

Posted by: ace at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (B3oWe)

26 Musk tweeted out today that buying Twitter was just an accelerate in creating X, the everything app.

No idea what he's talking about but I don't think Musk bought Twitter just for yucks or to have a platform. He likes making money and he's really good at it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (ZLI7S)

X = Social Credit Scoring System

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (yHsuS)

27 23 I could perm suspended for calling illegals illegal and criminals

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 04, 2022 07:51 PM (Irn0L)

In other words, the truth:
1) They are in the country ILLEGALLY
2) By breaking the law to come in, they are criminals

Not even counting those that are gangbangers, molestors, drug mules, ...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (ynpvh)

28 Love him or hate him... he ran Tesla into the ground with bullshit ideas that on paper seemed cool but in reality were pie in the sky shit.

So... with that in mind, maybe there's hope that Twitter will be run into the ground too.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (BFigT)

29 Chuy sold me milk from the expressed anal glands of homos to micro dose for my work and shitposting. That Hell's Kitchen Hobo's milk was 🔥

And Musk is beholden to GloboHomo. His entire business is subsidized by contracts with the DOD and other 3 letter agencies. He is a futurist and a gatekeeper.

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (Ef/qS)

30 No idea what he's talking about but I don't think Musk bought Twitter just for yucks or to have a platform. He likes making money and he's really good at it.
Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (ZLI7S)


This.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (pwExq)

31 Well. Elon May surprise us all. But I don't understand why he is paying full price when twatter has lost so much in value.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 04, 2022 07:45 PM (sbGbc)

He might not wind up paying quite full price, but awfully close. It'd be pretty nifty to just be able to say "meh, it's just an extra $1B"...

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:49 PM


twatter shares were going to go way over what musk agreed to pay but they suspended trading after the announcement that musk agreed to go through with the deal. They hit $52 a share before they suspended trading and musk agreed to pay $54 a share.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 04, 2022 07:52 PM (bVYXr)

32 Ars Technica comment section will be a dumpster fire.

M: I'm going to buy Twitter.

Progs: Reeeeeee nooooo!!!!!

M: I've decided not to buy Twitter.

Progs: Reeeeeee!!! Force him to buy it or else!!!

M: Okay, I'll buy it.

Progs: Reeeeeee nooooo!!!!!

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 04, 2022 07:53 PM (YJwUM)

33 >>>Well. Elon May surprise us all. But I don't understand why he is paying full price when twatter has lost so much in value.

he already contracted to pay that price. He's trying to get out of that, but there is a legal requirement that he pay that price, unless he can get a jury to agree the contract is null and void due to twitter's dishonesty.

Posted by: ace at October 04, 2022 07:53 PM (B3oWe)

34 *Hobos not Homos*
💀

Posted by: Me. Pink at October 04, 2022 07:53 PM (Ef/qS)

35 Start the reactor. Free Mars...

Posted by: Kuato at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (z+OQR)

36 Even as rich as Musk is $44B of which almost half is borrowed is not nothing.

That is a LOT of money just to set on fire.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (pwExq)

37
that's probably just the time the video was at when you decided to link it
Posted by: ace

Copy video link at current time vs. copy video link.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (kgNQz)

38 32 Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 04, 2022 07:53 PM (YJwUM)

LOL

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (ynpvh)

39
If he can turn Twitter profitable, I'll be impressed. Not saying that as snark. The company was always a stupid idea, and I suspect it will never, ever become profitable. Time will tell, and I wish him the best.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (oINRc)

40 *Hobos not Homos*
💀

Posted by: Me. Pink at October 04, 2022 07:53 PM (Ef/qS)

I've heard it both ways.

Posted by: Sean Spencer at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (yHsuS)

41
Who cursed us?

Somebody, somewhere, cursed us with "living in interesting times," I reckon.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (a/ctn)

42 Twitter and Fakebook are obsolete.

Soon to be relegated to the dust bin of history except for the weird shut-in or serial masturbator.

Posted by: Myspace.com at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (R/m4+)

43 Meh.

Can Elon sell me a Mr. Fusion?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (llON8)

44 33 >>>Well. Elon May surprise us all. But I don't understand why he is paying full price when twatter has lost so much in value.

he already contracted to pay that price. He's trying to get out of that, but there is a legal requirement that he pay that price, unless he can get a jury to agree the contract is null and void due to twitter's dishonesty.
Posted by: ace at October 04, 2022 07:53 PM (B3oWe)

He could also eat the penalty and not buy Twitter I think. Usually the contracts are set up so you pay some sum if the deal falls through, though idk the specifics here.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (eYoxG)

45 Still not gonna sign up for it.

Posted by: wth at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (v0R5T)

46 ... I guess we'll just wait for the next Real-Life Tony Stark with a spare $1 trillion to spend on a tech company (FaceBook and Google are much, much more expensive than Twitter) and a crusading interest in vindicating free speech rights to come along then, huh?

--------

"Not to worry, comrade! The Chinese Communist Party will one day purchase FaceBook & Google for 1 Digital Yuan each ..."

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (qGRaq)

47 You know who else used to say "Exit question" in his posts?

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (AiZBA)

48 I could perm suspended for calling illegals illegal and criminals
Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 04, 2022 07:51 PM (Irn0L)


It's pretty amazing just how insane twatter has been for the past 5-6 years. They can have literal child porn, pedo, criminal and terrorists organizing on the "platform", calls for assassinations, murder and genocide, all in complete violation of the TOS, and we get suspended for saying things they don't like.

Oh, another bit of good news is FB may be laying off 1200 people! Seriously, I would hope they'd have been working on their resumes 2 years ago when the brand-new humungous campuses in E Palo Alto shuttered. Something about half a billion in real estate and construction just sitting there should count as a red flag.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (zB/T/)

49 Usually the contracts are set up so you pay some sum if the deal falls through, though idk the specifics here.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (eYoxG)

$1B sticks in my mind as a penalty.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM (yHsuS)

50 41
Who cursed us?

Somebody, somewhere, cursed us with "living in interesting times," I reckon.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (a/ctn)

And to come to the attention of the Government...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM (ynpvh)

51 Even as rich as Musk is $44B of which almost half is borrowed is not nothing.

That is a LOT of money just to set on fire.
Posted by: blaster

I read Musk invited others into the deal.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM (kgNQz)

52 He could also eat the penalty and not buy Twitter I think. Usually the contracts are set up so you pay some sum if the deal falls through, though idk the specifics here.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (eYoxG)

1 billion for either side to back out without a deal in the initial deal.

Its low enough that through this game I always thought Musk was doing Judo to make the deal go through and give him control.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 04, 2022 07:57 PM (eoQWY)

53 They put in a campus in East Palo Alto? did it become less diverse? Or are property values just so high that anything looks good.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 07:57 PM (5HBd1)

54 51 Even as rich as Musk is $44B of which almost half is borrowed is not nothing.

That is a LOT of money just to set on fire.
Posted by: blaster

I read Musk invited others into the deal.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM (kgNQz)

Orgy or gang-bang?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (ynpvh)

55 Oh, another bit of good news is FB may be laying off 1200 people! Seriously, I would hope they'd have been working on their resumes 2 years ago when the brand-new humungous campuses in E Palo Alto shuttered. Something about half a billion in real estate and construction just sitting there should count as a red flag


That sounds like money laundering to me.

Posted by: nurse ratched at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (gcZc1)

56 Musk is buying protection from malicious pols just as Bezos did with his media and entertainment properties. Slim did with the NYT and so on.

Media properties now pretty much suck ass except for a few exceptions like Bloomberg tied to terminals and perhaps Fox. So, they are being bought not to make money but as protection for the big corps/billionaires owning them. Sort of like a permanent
campaign contribution to pols.

Posted by: whig at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (CXr4y)

57 I don't know the law but it seems he really won't be paying anything for twitter of he just reissues the stock.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (Le/eE)

58 That is a LOT of money just to set on fire.
Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 07:54 PM (pwExq)


One can only hope and pray that it turns out one of his co-investors is Teh Donald.

As if a thousand voices cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced...

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (zB/T/)

59
We among the lucky ones in History who live through the drastic "flips" in their country, in which in a short span they see their country completely change.

Like the Russians and Chinese who saw their countries go communist. And the Cubans who, virtually overnight, saw Cuba taken over by communist guerillas and their lives completely changed.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (a/ctn)

60 28 Love him or hate him... he ran Tesla into the ground with bullshit ideas that on paper seemed cool but in reality were pie in the sky shit.

Tesla is by far the most valuable car company on the planet.

And it is profitable.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (pwExq)

61 And Musk is beholden to GloboHomo. His entire business is subsidized by contracts with the DOD and other 3 letter agencies. He is a futurist and a gatekeeper.
Posted by: Mr. Pink

Important to remember. He may piss off the Progs, but just like Fox News and G.W. Bush (for examples), he is still in actuality theirs. He's in the one-eye sign club, and even his mother flouts all the right club symbols. His wealth comes from Below.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (YJwUM)

62 You can't have the jackpot without the gambler.

They are heaven sent; Donald Trump, Tucker Carlson, Ron DeSantis and Elon Musk. They are the only people on our side who with one simple declarative sentence can set DC's hair alight.

And they have a growing choir; Boebert, Greene, Stefanik, Lake, Johnson. Kennedy (I think), Paul (apple - tree) and all the one's I've missed and all the one's that Trump is promoting or pulling over the line.

Musk's purchase of Twitter is a win for free speech. We are winning

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (ZQR/T)

63 I hope the reports are true.

Did Elon over pay for twitter? Yes. Do I care? No
It should be viewed as philanthropy.

I'd rather someone with a modicum of free speech instincts own it.

As much as we hate to admit it, twitter is important in culture. If it fails as an investment for Elon, oh well.

Liberals have always seemed to be fine "losing" money on their politics. Maybe we can be a little more charitable with our causes?

Posted by: Blago at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (PwNLq)

64 I don't know the law but it seems he really won't be paying anything for twitter of he just reissues the stock.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (Le/eE)


I'm pretty sure he is planning to take it private.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (AiZBA)

65 I am actually surprised that I might end up making some money on my Twitface stock. I bought on the rumor, sold half on the run-up and then just sat on the other half as it slowly drifted down.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (yQpMk)

66 I read Musk invited others into the deal.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM (kgNQz)

Orgy or gang-bang?
Posted by: jim

Ellison of Oracle IIRC.
So a greek orgy with virgins.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (kgNQz)

67 If you hadn't heard Tony Bobulinski is going to be on with Tucker for the entire hour coming up right now.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 08:00 PM (ZLI7S)

68 57 I don't know the law but it seems he really won't be paying anything for twitter of he just reissues the stock.
Posted by: Jimco Industries at October 04, 2022 07:58 PM (Le/eE)

People would need to pay the price he used to take it private. An IPO also takes money to execute.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 04, 2022 08:00 PM (eYoxG)

69 Musk tweeted out today that buying Twitter was just an accelerate in creating X, the everything app.

No idea what he's talking about but I don't think Musk bought Twitter just for yucks or to have a platform. He likes making money and he's really good at it.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 07:50 PM (ZLI7S)

-------

I think it's the dream of a Unified Social Media app -- where you can do everything all other social media platforms offer integrated under a single umbrella framework.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:00 PM (qGRaq)

70 I we're waiting on a Trillionaire to save us, we're f**ked.

Fun Fact:

No one is coming to us.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 04, 2022 08:00 PM (up/3i)

71 Even as rich as Musk is $44B of which almost half is borrowed is not nothing.

That is a LOT of money just to set on fire.
Posted by: blaster

I read Musk invited others into the deal.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM


Yep he has other investors in the deal with him. IIRC he was only putting up $6 BILLION of his own money to buy them out. The rest was coming for various other investment groups.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 04, 2022 08:00 PM (bVYXr)

72 It really sucks to have evolved (devolved?) into such a chronic skeptic. Believe it or not, I don't like it one damned bit.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (Xrfse)

73 51 Even as rich as Musk is $44B of which almost half is borrowed is not nothing.

That is a LOT of money just to set on fire.
Posted by: blaster

I read Musk invited others into the deal.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 07:56 PM (kgNQz)

Well, eventually $1T will not be too hard for the average man to achieve, if inflation runs its course.

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (ynpvh)

74 They put in a campus in East Palo Alto? did it become less diverse? Or are property values just so high that anything looks good.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 07:57 PM (5HBd1)


I forgot who else put a bunch of buildings in E PA, but they've sure been trying. FB has the most, quite literally at the exit of the Dumbarton bridge in what used to be swamp estuary. I've always found it amazing that E PA is quite literally on the wrong side of the tracks (or the 101) all these decades. And not half a mile away $5M homes. Same with Marin (Dodge) City.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (zB/T/)

75
Liberals have always seemed to be fine "losing" money on their politics. Maybe we can be a little more charitable with our causes?
Posted by: Blago at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (PwNLq)

I suspect that is exactly correct. If I'm smart enough to see that Twitter will never make much (if any) money, Musk surely is. I think that, while he is certainly, definitely not on "our" side, he made this decision out of his own sense of virtue or duty or whatever you want to call it. Not as a money-making endeavor. Because that would be retarded.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (oINRc)

76 Musk is taking Twitter private. He said the changes that must be made can only be done by a private company.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (pwExq)

77 I am actually surprised that I might end up making some money on my Twitface stock. I bought on the rumor, sold half on the run-up and then just sat on the other half as it slowly drifted down.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 04, 2022 07:59 PM (yQpMk)


Congrats! If this goes through, stock will skyrocket. Then sell before people come to their senses.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (zB/T/)

78 Elon deciding to give in seems odd. I don't doubt he's correct on the bot issue, but then again they could be able to fight it by saying they aren't bots (as in not AI run or computer run) but rather some Indian guy sitting in front of 300 phones, which is what most bots are. So maybe they saw they were going to lose because of semantics and just gave in?

I assume he's got something in mind, because I doubt he'd spend that much on a goof, especial as we're bracing for a worse rescission, but as of now it's a mystery to even think what it could be, as i think this can't finalize until after the election anyway.

Posted by: Rbastid at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (tkQ9g)

79
These fuckers are so rich and so powerful, they're just playing a game of chess.

Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (a/ctn)

80 It really sucks to have evolved (devolved?) into such a chronic skeptic. Believe it or not, I don't like it one damned bit.
Posted by: Notorious BFD

Same. Just when I think I've maxxed out my Cynicism stat, the devs go and up the level cap.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 04, 2022 08:04 PM (YJwUM)

81 Then sell before people come to their senses.
Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (zB/T/)



I'm going make enough to buy the premium Hamburger Helper and not the store brand kind.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 04, 2022 08:04 PM (yQpMk)

82 Musk is taking Twitter private. He said the changes that must be made can only be done by a private company.
Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (pwExq)


He's right there. The amount of pressure they'd be putting on him would be a total distraction. The DC clowns will be doing everything in their power to shut him down as it is.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:04 PM (zB/T/)

83 These fuckers are so rich and so powerful, they're just playing a game of chess.
Posted by: Soothsayer, the #1 most trusted name in news at October 04, 2022 08:03 PM (a/ctn)


That's exactly what people in east Sudan are saying about us.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 04, 2022 08:05 PM (AiZBA)

84 You know who else used to say "Exit question" in his posts?

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 04, 2022 07:55 PM (AiZBA)

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Heh.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:05 PM (qGRaq)

85

I'm going make enough to buy the premium Hamburger Helper and not the store brand kind.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Luxury!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:05 PM (kgNQz)

86 FB has the most, quite literally at the exit of the Dumbarton bridge in what used to be swamp estuary.

Is that the campus that Sun Microsystems built in the early '90s? I joined Sun just before then and worked at "Sun Quentin" for about a year.

Posted by: Oddbob at October 04, 2022 08:05 PM (nfrXX)

87 85

I'm going make enough to buy the premium Hamburger Helper and not the store brand kind.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

Luxury!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:05 PM (kgNQz)

Is there a Bug Helper? Just getting ready for when WEF forces us...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 08:06 PM (ynpvh)

88 I think that, while he is certainly, definitely not on "our" side, he made this decision out of his own sense of virtue or duty or whatever you want to call it. Not as a money-making endeavor. Because that would be retarded.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (oINRc)

If twitter were mine, I would be charging subscription access fees to media conglomerates, since that is obviously where their people spend all their time doing journalism.

What are their options? Make their own twitter? Reestablish large manpower intensive journalism crews and do actual journalism? I don't see either very feasible, when they could pay a subscription fee just like they do for their software assets.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 04, 2022 08:06 PM (yHsuS)

89 The DC clowns will be doing everything in their power to shut him down as it is.
Posted by: clutch cargo

If Sundance's observations are right, it shouldn't be difficult, since the DC clown agencies own Twitter's servers.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (YJwUM)

90 And Musk is beholden to GloboHomo. His entire business is subsidized by contracts with the DOD and other 3 letter agencies. He is a futurist and a gatekeeper.
Posted by: Mr. Pink

Important to remember. He may piss off the Progs, but just like Fox News and G.W. Bush (for examples), he is still in actuality theirs. He's in the one-eye sign club, and even his mother flouts all the right club symbols. His wealth comes from Below.
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus

Wise man!
* fist bump *

Posted by: Mr. Pink at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (Ef/qS)

91 88 I think that, while he is certainly, definitely not on "our" side, he made this decision out of his own sense of virtue or duty or whatever you want to call it. Not as a money-making endeavor. Because that would be retarded.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (oINRc)

If twitter were mine, I would be charging subscription access fees to media conglomerates, since that is obviously where their people spend all their time doing journalism.

What are their options? Make their own twitter? Reestablish large manpower intensive journalism crews and do actual journalism? I don't see either very feasible, when they could pay a subscription fee just like they do for their software assets.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at October 04, 2022 08:06 PM (yHsuS)

$10k/year per account.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (eYoxG)

92 89 The DC clowns will be doing everything in their power to shut him down as it is.
Posted by: clutch cargo

If Sundance's observations are right, it shouldn't be difficult, since the DC clown agencies own Twitter's servers.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (YJwUM)

They'll decide that Twitter IS a publisher?

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (ynpvh)

93 72 It really sucks to have evolved (devolved?) into such a chronic skeptic. Believe it or not, I don't like it one damned bit.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (Xrfse)
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Maybe you mean cynic? Skeptical isn't bad. A skeptic questions things but can be convinced to think otherwise. A cynic fails to believe in sincerity or goodness right off the bat. I've gone from skeptic to cynic when it comes to government, for example. I'd like to not be that way but it's impossible to not be that way.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (RG7Wy)

94 I think Musk figured out a way to make money off of Twitter that he didn't have in mind originally.

It may or may not work, but he thinks it will.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (pwExq)

95 93 72 It really sucks to have evolved (devolved?) into such a chronic skeptic. Believe it or not, I don't like it one damned bit.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:01 PM (Xrfse)
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Maybe you mean cynic? Skeptical isn't bad. A skeptic questions things but can be convinced to think otherwise. A cynic fails to believe in sincerity or goodness right off the bat. I've gone from skeptic to cynic when it comes to government, for example. I'd like to not be that way but it's impossible to not be that way.

Posted by: Colonel Travis at October 04, 2022 08:07 PM (RG7Wy)

Cynical Skeptic...

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (ynpvh)

96 Now if Black Rock wasn't stealing my Gazprom stock I might be getting somewhere.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (yQpMk)

97 I'd like to see Musk clamp down on the censorship, but I doubt that will ever happen.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (VWp7G)

98 If twitter were mine, I would be charging subscription access fees to media conglomerates, since that is obviously where their people spend all their time doing journalism.
Posted by: Comrade flounder

Isn't this the story of Bloomberg?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (kgNQz)

99 Same. Just when I think I've maxxed out my Cynicism stat, the devs go and up the level cap.

Yes. I think 'cynic' would have been a better choice in my post.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (Xrfse)

100 Walls are closing in. Polls are tightening. Cases are on the rise!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 04, 2022 08:09 PM (VtqbX)

101 Elon deciding to give in seems odd. I don't doubt he's correct on the bot issue, but then again they could be able to fight it by saying they aren't bots (as in not AI run or computer run) but rather some Indian guy sitting in front of 300 phones, which is what most bots are. So maybe they saw they were going to lose because of semantics and just gave in?
Posted by: Rbastid
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Not a lawyer, but I read a lot of commentary that his offer was basically "as is".

It's funny though, because liberals were howling that Elon would lose his case, but it's one of those "be careful what you wish for"

I don't think Elon is a "conservative" like people here are, but neither was Trump. In some ways, he's more effective that way.

Posted by: Blago at October 04, 2022 08:09 PM (PwNLq)

102 Cynical Skeptic...

Heh.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:09 PM (Xrfse)

103 I'd like to see Musk clamp down on the censorship, but I doubt that will ever happen.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM (VWp7G)


Censorship of the Babylon Bee is what he said was the straw that broke the camel's back to convince him to do the deal.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at October 04, 2022 08:10 PM (AiZBA)

104 Everything that should be upticking is downticking! Everything that should be downticking is upticking!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 04, 2022 08:10 PM (VtqbX)

105 Is that the campus that Sun Microsystems built in the early '90s? I joined Sun just before then and worked at "Sun Quentin" for about a year.
Posted by: Oddbob at October 04, 2022 08:05 PM (nfrXX)


That's not one of the ones that got shut down, but I think FB renovated it when they first started the big move there. FB is on both sides of 84, and it's the new (North) section they've started shutting down.

I've always wondered just how long they can have 5 star chefs fixing 3 hots a day for a bunch of software clowns that work about 2 hours out of 10, the rest of the time doing pilates, yoga or ping pong.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:10 PM (zB/T/)

106 I think Musk figured out a way to make money off of Twitter that he didn't have in mind originally.

It may or may not work, but he thinks it will.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 08:08 PM


If I was betting on someone to make money on a deal, I would be betting on musk. He did not get to be the richest man in the world by making bad deals.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 04, 2022 08:10 PM (bVYXr)

107 glad he did it..takes one major platform away from the shitheels.....whether he did this or not theres no guarantee anything would have changed with the other lefty social media platforms(with rumors of what we thought were dependable reps like jim jordan allegedly in their pockets)....

go elon !......give em heartburn...

Posted by: uncouth jay marks at October 04, 2022 08:11 PM (GT8Ln)

108 My guess is that Musk got reliable data on the bots and behind the scenes worked out a deal: get rid of this crap and I'll go through with the buy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 04, 2022 08:12 PM (Ivdso)

109 If we're waiting on a Trillionaire to save us, we're f**ked.

Fun Fact:

No one is coming to us.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at October 04, 2022 08:00 PM (up/3i)

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Certainly not openly; if I was a trillionaire, there'd be a lot of stuff happening that would alter our future for the better -- details would likely get me banned -- and virtually impossible to trace back to me (like a mob boss) ... but alas, there is no evidence this has ever, is presently, or ever will happen before we turn into New North Korea.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:12 PM (qGRaq)

110 Musk owns like 11% of twitter shares; they were down bigly like over 20%; at a $44 billion valuation it's 20%*$44 billion*11%...

Around a billion bux. That is what it would cost him, likely, to walk from the deal from the prenup.

And just maybe, he has an ideological motive as well. Twitter will be, going forward, a completely different entity. The lack of blue hair will be the clue.

Posted by: GnuBreed at October 04, 2022 08:12 PM (JOtiF)

111 62

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 04, 2022 08:12 PM (Irn0L)

112 Oh, now past 100, willowed from last thread...

Joe has his pants on backwards:
https://youtu.be/kcup4H3LCiI

This makes me think he's wearing the pull-up kakis that look real but just have elastic waste and fake (or velcro) zipper. They have similar that fake buttons and the like. Easy for caregivers and make the patient feel like they're not in pajamas.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:13 PM (zB/T/)

113
Certainly not openly; if I was a trillionaire, there'd be a lot of stuff happening that would alter our future for the better -- details would likely get me banned -- and virtually impossible to trace back to me (like a mob boss) ... but alas, there is no evidence this has ever, is presently, or ever will happen before we turn into New North Korea.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:12 PM (qGRaq)

You're going to need buffers.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur, Buffer at October 04, 2022 08:13 PM (yHsuS)

114 Just as all this Green and Warrior muck has infected the world there is a growing *resistance. Italy has just elected "Make Italy Italian Again", Giorgia Miloni, Sweden has done same. Miloni has made several speeches in Spain to rock stadium sized audiences and LePen in France is still a force. I see them hooking up with Poland in the future.

The week Putin crossed Ukraine's border the head of Italy's O&G went to Africa and negotiated fuel contracts for Italy. Other eastern European states are moving or have moved from Germany's idiocy. The Italian Alps will be toasty warm while frying bacon as the Germans freeze in their hovels. The whole world is watching.

There is movement world wide back to sanity.

*see Newton's third law

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 08:13 PM (ZQR/T)

115 The Bidens are even more corrupt than I thought and that is one high bar.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 08:14 PM (ZLI7S)

116 Posted by: clutch cargo

You know posting a willowed post will just get the cafe thread up, right?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:14 PM (kgNQz)

117 Everything that should be upticking is downticking! Everything that should be downticking is upticking!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 04, 2022 08:10 PM (VtqbX)

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Even when the market takes a licking, it keeps on ticking ...

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:14 PM (qGRaq)

118 Elon's not the worst dude, but he's not an American nationalist and likely never will be. Maybe he can make Twitter profitable. Maybe this will be a white elephant.

The moral of the story is, you really have to look to someone's past actions before predicting what they will do? They go with the flow? Well, they'll likely keep doing it. Do they inspire insane frenzies and grossly illegal prosecutions from the DOJ? There's likely a reason.

It's why we really can't roll the dice on another George Bush style presidency.

Posted by: trev006 at October 04, 2022 08:15 PM (yZNTO)

119 This makes me think he's wearing the pull-up kakis that look real but just have elastic waste and fake (or velcro) zipper


Legion Magazine fashion.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at October 04, 2022 08:15 PM (N30d6)

120 I'm glad Musk is buying Twitter. I am sick of the censorship, shadow banning and canceling and hope this will help so that we can get our voices out.
We need as many platforms as possibly because most people are clueless as to what the left is up to.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 04, 2022 08:16 PM (NpAcC)

121 I'd like to see Musk clamp down on the censorship, but I doubt that will ever happen.

Whatever happens here, he's going to have to employ thoroughly indoctrinated SJWs to keep the platform alive. The end result of the march through the institutions can be best found in social media. IMO, little will change.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:16 PM (Xrfse)

122 "Everything that should be upticking is downticking! Everything that should be downticking is upticking!"

Turn those machines back.......!!!! Um...we're a bit confused here.

Help?

Posted by: Randolf and Mortimer at October 04, 2022 08:16 PM (1DgE4)

123 You know posting a willowed post will just get the cafe thread up, right?
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:14 PM (kgNQz)


Didn't notice the time!
No wonder the dog is giving me the stinkeye!

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:17 PM (zB/T/)

124 I'm glad Musk is buying Twitter. I am sick of the censorship, shadow banning and canceling and hope this will help so that we can get our voices out.
We need as many platforms as possibly because most people are clueless as to what the left is up to.
Posted by: redridinghood

If Musk alters the shadow banning and censorship in time for 2024 it'll make a big difference what gets seen.
FB will die due to their continuing censorship.
Google news might as well.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:18 PM (kgNQz)

125 It was hard enough for me to accept Milpitas and Alviso as areas of interest. But E Palo Alto has been the black area just as Oakland has been in the upper bay.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 08:18 PM (5HBd1)

126 111 62

Posted by: Nevergiveup at October 04, 2022 08:12 PM (Irn0L)

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Owing to inflation, the answer to life, the universe, & everything has now been raised to 62.

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:18 PM (qGRaq)

127 >>> No idea what he's talking about but I don't think Musk bought Twitter just for yucks or to have a platform. He likes making money and he's really good at it.

Posted by: JackStraw
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He's also very serious about the Constitution and the rule of law. Projecting, he coming from one once prosperous home state doesn't want to see that happen to his adopted home.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 08:18 PM (ZQR/T)

128 Exit Question: Did he move just to complete the transfer of regime before the elections?

I doubt it but if he did, wow. The trial was set to start in a couple of weeks so that is the more likely triggering event.

Still... He could have taken it up to the eve of the trial.

Posted by Ace at 07:43 PM Comments



Does this mean that Musk will get the WEF's money now?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 04, 2022 08:18 PM (yQpMk)

129 >>>No idea what he's talking about but I don't think Musk bought Twitter just for yucks or to have a platform. He likes making money and he's really good at it.

musk can make money in a lot of ways. It's about preserving the right to speak freely.

Posted by: ace at October 04, 2022 08:20 PM (B3oWe)

130 I'm at the point I can't accept good news anymore without looking over my shoulder for the giant boulder.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 04, 2022 08:20 PM (mE7cY)

131 I'd like to see Musk clamp down on the censorship, but I doubt that will ever happen.

Whatever happens here, he's going to have to employ thoroughly indoctrinated SJWs to keep the platform alive. The end result of the march through the institutions can be best found in social media. IMO, little will change.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at October 04, 2022 08:16 PM (Xrfse)

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This only accentuates the need for Musk to get his new university off the ground and start training & hiring #Based Engineers.

Texas Institute of Technology & Science (TITS)!

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:20 PM (qGRaq)

132 I don't know what Musk is doing but I do know he is in favor of children.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 08:21 PM (5HBd1)

133 Musk just has to do one thing.

Allow Trump back on Twitter. I know he said he won't go. But you know he would.

That will shake it all up.

Posted by: blaster at October 04, 2022 08:21 PM (pwExq)

134 I would be charging subscription access fees to media conglomerates, since that is obviously where their people spend all their time doing journalism.

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Twitter ruthlessly enforces the Leftist echo chamber - it's what made them so valuable that a chain of billionaires flushed so much money down it with no hope of seeing any ROI, in monetary terms, anyway.

That echo chamber means the regime can hand down the Party line with no opposition in it's media channel, and no chance of its press chimps getting confused by more than one thought at a time running through their tiny brains.

And for those chimps, it provided a warm snuggle blanket of blue checks, and bannings/doxxings for any dirty plebe who questioned their bien pensant mindthoughts. Do you think lazy, dishwater dull mediocrities like Jonah Goldberg get addicted to Twitter because it's challenging?

If Musk makes good on his threats to permit freedom of conscience on Twitter, all of these dirt-simple drones will buzz off for some greener pastures.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 04, 2022 08:21 PM (oINRc)

135 I'm at the point I can't accept good news anymore without looking over my shoulder for the giant boulder.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 04, 2022 08:20 PM (mE7cY)

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LOL. Whenever I hear what appears to be good news these days my first reaction (and shout if I'm with others) is "It's a trap!"

Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:22 PM (qGRaq)

136 Can't Musk save a ton of money by just firing all the content monitors and keeping the engineers?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at October 04, 2022 08:22 PM (yQpMk)

137 Just restricting who can moderate, delete, ban, or shadowban posts and people on there would be a significant upgrade to the site. Just about anyone who works at Twitter is a moderator.

Then making sure you announce better standards of what is allowed and what is not would help -- but only if they are enforced. No more banning Libs of Tik Tok because they post something you don't like.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at October 04, 2022 08:23 PM (Ivdso)

138 my first reaction (and shout if I'm with others) is "It's a trap!"

You are wise, my friend.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at October 04, 2022 08:23 PM (Xrfse)

139 If Musk makes good on his threats to permit freedom of conscience on Twitter, all of these dirt-simple drones will buzz off for some greener pastures.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

TikTok?
Rumble?
Truth?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at October 04, 2022 08:23 PM (kgNQz)

140 It was hard enough for me to accept Milpitas and Alviso as areas of interest. But E Palo Alto has been the black area just as Oakland has been in the upper bay.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 08:18 PM (5HBd1)


It's a real shame that they killed the "flavor" of the West side some years back - I'm speaking of Whiskey Gulch. Still in PA, but close enough to E PA to be a semi-ghetto. But damn, there was a kick-ass BBQ there for many years. But, they've priced everyone out and it's now all R&D. I lived in Milpitas for a couple of years when I first got out of college, and commuted to work in PA at 4:30 in the morning. That was the biggest incentive to get my shit together I can think of. I did like La Milpa restaurant though. I think it's still there.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:23 PM (zB/T/)

141 If burning twatter to the ground is all Musk accomplishes, it's still a major win in my book. It's his money. He can spend it the way he wants.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at October 04, 2022 08:24 PM (1DgE4)

142 This makes me think he's wearing the pull-up kakis that look real but just have elastic waste and fake (or velcro) zipper. They have similar that fake buttons and the like. Easy for caregivers and make the patient feel like they're not in pajamas.
Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:13 PM (zB/T/)
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Easy for caregivers to make those necessary changes.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 08:24 PM (ZQR/T)

143 >>>Censorship of the Babylon Bee is what he said was the straw that broke the camel's back to convince him to do the deal.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV


I hope so, but I'm a skeptic, at least until he fixes that toxic cesspool.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at October 04, 2022 08:24 PM (VWp7G)

144 I went to high school in Mountain View, late sixties, when it was the "bad" high school in the area. My friend's dad lived in Alviso, in the low rent district. No desire to ever see it again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 08:25 PM (5HBd1)

145 I don't get why he's going through with it either.

But then again, I thought Amazon was an online bookstore and would be a stupid stock to buy. And I thought Google was the next Yahoo/Exite! and a stupid stock to buy.

So WTF do I know. My intellect disappoints even me.

Posted by: Oedipus at October 04, 2022 08:25 PM (jEnlX)

146 Musk isn't lighting 44 billion on fire.

He will, however, monetize the assholery of Twitter.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at October 04, 2022 08:25 PM (mE7cY)

147

And then they showed me a world where I could be so dependable
Oh, clinical, oh, intellectual, cynical

Posted by: Superdupertramp at October 04, 2022 08:26 PM (63Dwl)

148 Easy for caregivers to make those necessary changes.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 08:24 PM (ZQR/T)


Yep, that's where I learned about it - my mom's caregivers asked for these things since my mother considered herself a fashion plate. Cardigans that have fake buttons on the front, etc. All velcro. The people who are arguing that Joe didn't have his pants on backwards "because how did he do the zipper?" aren't aware of these technological marvels of the 21st century.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:27 PM (zB/T/)

149 Cafe is open!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at October 04, 2022 08:27 PM (OX9vb)

150 I think Musk will make a big difference, clearly the people that work at Twitter think so. They wouldn't be sobbing uncontrollably if they thought nothing would change.

Elon is VERY committed to Free Speech, he even got a lot of flak for not shutting down RT during the Ukraine war, which is Russian state controlled propaganda.

I think someone linking to an alternative Covid study has a much shot of being heard.

Posted by: Blago at October 04, 2022 08:27 PM (PwNLq)

151 Musk introduces full self Tweeting Twitter as a $10,000 add on to your account. Share price goes to $350.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Christian Nationalist, Defiant! at October 04, 2022 08:27 PM (VtqbX)

152 Whomever mentioned Narrowboat earlier, thank you!

Posted by: Infidel at October 04, 2022 08:28 PM (Ur3ox)

153 Censorship of the Babylon Bee is what he said was the straw that broke the camel's back to convince him to do the deal.
Posted by: Napoleon XIV


I hope so, but I'm a skeptic, at least until he fixes that toxic cesspool.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp
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Instapundit had something up today where supposedly Elon's ex-wife (of two times) has text messages where she asked him to buy it to destroy it.

Supposedly she's a conservative.

Posted by: Blago at October 04, 2022 08:28 PM (PwNLq)

154 >>musk can make money in a lot of ways. It's about preserving the right to speak freely.

From what little I've read and heard about Musk I believe this is a big part of his motivation. I think he also wants to see the US prosper which is good for him both personally and professionally.

And you really are going to want to watch the Bobulinski interview. Covering up his testimony before the election was enough to flip the 2020 election.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 04, 2022 08:29 PM (ZLI7S)

155 Texas Institute of Technology & Science (TITS)!
Posted by: ShainS -- Triple-Jabbed & Quad-Boosted with the Biden Hurricane-22 Vaccine at October 04, 2022 08:20 PM (qGRaq)

Texas Instruments > Texas Institute of Technology & Science

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 04, 2022 08:29 PM (R/m4+)

156 I went to high school in Mountain View, late sixties, when it was the "bad" high school in the area. My friend's dad lived in Alviso, in the low rent district. No desire to ever see it again.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - move forward at October 04, 2022 08:25 PM (5HBd1)


Oh yeah, you probably went to Awalt. Although Mountain View got to sneer at Sunnyvale, the ghetto of the south bay when it was all orchards. Now the same little 2 bed 1 bath plywood homes slipping off of their foundations are going for $2.5M, because 1/4 acre.

Posted by: clutch cargo - Now fortified with CPM-S90V at October 04, 2022 08:30 PM (zB/T/)

157 ZOLADEX is a Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonist indicated
for:
• Use in combination with flutamide for the management of locally confined carcinoma of the prostate (1.1)
• Palliative treatment of advanced carcinoma of the prostate (1.2)
• The management of endometriosis (1.3)
• Use as an endometrial-thinning agent prior to endometrial ablation fordy sfunctional uterine bleeding (1.4)
• Use in the palliative treatment of advanced breast cancer in pre- and perimenopausal women (1.5)

Palliative care (derived from the Latin root palliare, or 'to cloak') is an interdisciplinary medical caregiving approach aimed at optimizing quality of life and mitigating suffering among people with serious, complex, and often terminal illnesses.

We give this to CHILDREN! I hope we all end up in gulags!

Posted by: rhennigantx at October 04, 2022 08:30 PM (BRHaw)

158 If Musk makes good on his threats to permit freedom of conscience on Twitter, all of these dirt-simple drones will buzz off for some greener pastures.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 04, 2022 08:21 PM (oINRc)

Gab? Better yet, Truth Social? That'd be hilarious. I don't know how much of an opportunity those or other options are. But Twitter is a SM force, to be sure.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur, Buffer at October 04, 2022 08:31 PM (yHsuS)

159 nood

Posted by: FIB = KGB at October 04, 2022 08:34 PM (Tc2CN)

160 >>> Elon is VERY committed to Free Speech, he even got a lot of flak for not shutting down RT during the Ukraine war, which is Russian state controlled propaganda.

Posted by: Blago
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Interesting. At the same time he's keeping RT open he's reconfiguring satellites for and sending receivers to Ukraine.

Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 08:35 PM (ZQR/T)

161 Wonder if there are rules in the purchase to keep some dye-brained liberal twits from just leaving with a copy of the code and using it to try and prop up a clone of Twitter, with emphasis on trying to steal its userbase on the left side when they are no longer able to cull the right side.

Posted by: Another Anon at October 04, 2022 08:37 PM (sy/OZ)

162 Beware of false idols. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at October 04, 2022 08:42 PM (Xrfse)

163 Timcast hypothesized that the recent Musk kerfuffle over Ukraine had him thinking - you know, the Ukraine war bots are going to push us I to ww3, and then I won’t be able to go to Mars or date any more crazy chicks. I have to do something about these chicken hawks!

Not the worst theory I’ve heard. And they do seem to want ww3.

Posted by: Justin Castreau at October 04, 2022 08:59 PM (DbdXI)

164 The minute it closes I will create an account, not before

Posted by: SamIam at October 04, 2022 09:18 PM (oasF3)

165 The week Putin crossed Ukraine's border the head of Italy's O&G went to Africa and negotiated fuel contracts for Italy. Other eastern European states are moving or have moved from Germany's idiocy. The Italian Alps will be toasty warm while frying bacon as the Germans freeze in their hovels. The whole world is watching.

There is movement world wide back to sanity.

*see Newton's third law
Posted by: Braenyard, _ want nuremberg trials? badger your congressman at October 04, 2022 08:13 PM (ZQR/T)

Well the EU did pass a 'share and share alike' rule that said all these countries and Poland have to give their gas to Germany. That went over well.

Be interesting to see how the struggle goes.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 04, 2022 09:20 PM (eoQWY)

166 Wonder if there are rules in the purchase to keep some dye-brained liberal twits from just leaving with a copy of the code and using it to try and prop up a clone of Twitter, with emphasis on trying to steal its userbase on the left side when they are no longer able to cull the right side.
Posted by: Another Anon at October 04, 2022 08:37 PM (sy/OZ)

When they start, all the API calls will be identical to Twitters and that would start a lawsuit that would soon find the stolen source and that would be that. Also it is likely that Twitter has some secret trapdoor methods that would make it even more clear that the code is stolen before that.

Posted by: Oldcat at October 04, 2022 09:23 PM (eoQWY)

167 What do you need when you have millions of self-driving cars, intelligent robots, and people living on multiple worlds?

Information storage and access: metric shit-tons of it.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 04, 2022 10:00 PM (peWy1)

168 132 I don't know what Musk is doing but I do know he is in favor of children.
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Yeah, like he told a lady TED-type interviewer... "Actions speak louder than words."

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at October 04, 2022 10:51 PM (peWy1)

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