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Caught this little Male Black-throated Blue Warbler in the middle of an insect breakfast

5/5 worth of TSLA shares. But as he floods the market with shares, each block he sells will have the effect of lowering the value of his remaining shares.. and so on and so forth.

Back to the first point, how many potential customers have Tesla lost due to Elon's shitposting?

How many Tesla customers are thinking about switching to another company in the future?

For me, I'm most likely done with Tesla. I was in the market for a solar roof, but now I will be taking my business elsewhere

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4/ There is speculation that at least one of his loans for buying twitter has a margin call of $740/share ( speculation since I haven't seen the term sheet myself). If the TSLA share price were to drop below $740 presumably the bank would call the loan and Elon would have to fork over the ~$21 billion in cash ( that he doesn't have) to the bank. And how would he do that? By selling additional TSLA shares and paying the US government taxes. So Elon would have to sell *more* than $21 billion

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3/ Twitter by using his TSLA shares (that he hasn't leveraged already) as collateral thereby tying Twitter and Tesla together.

Buying Twitter doesn't do anything to forward his vision of moving the earth to "sustainable energy". So this venture is at best a distraction and at worst an indulgence of his ego. Both are a problem now that the traditional automakers are starting to transition their vehicles from internal combustible engines to electric motors.

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2/ As a Tesla investor, tweets like these are evidence that Tesla really doesn't have a functioning board of directors.

When Elon offered to buy twitter for $44 billion dollars on April 14, 2022, TSLA was trading at $985/share. TSLA is now trading at $769/share (at the time this post).

What happened to cause an almost 22% drop in the stock price? During this time, you have tech stocks in general taking a beating, Elon shitposting about "the libs" and the fact that he is getting loans to buy

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There is a bit to unpack here:

"Whoever thought owning the libs would be cheap never tried to acquire a social media company!"

twitter.com/elonmusk/status/15

From a Tesla customer perspective, why should I continue to give money to a company whose figurehead acts like a petulant child? I would guess a large percentage of his customers are the very ones he's been insulting as of late.

The way Tesla is run, you cannot separate Tesla from Elon. Elon == Tesla.

Why can't anyone who uses amazon email get their shit working correctly?

"milter-reject: END-OF-MESSAGE from a27-32.smtp-out.us-west-2.amazonses.com[54.240.27.32]: 5.7.1 rejected by DMARC policy for faa.gov;"

I guess Electronic Arts got tired of paying Fifa the licensing fee

"Fifa: EA Sports to break away from football body"

bbc.com/news/entertainment-art

I honestly don't know what to say when I see people who get caught up in this.

At this point, I think people will just believe anything

vice.com/en/article/z3na53/qan

The Supreme Court draft opinion overturning Roe v Wade now makes sense looking at it through the prism of losing the white majority because of not enough white babies are being born.

I saw a brief clip on and now all of the pieces are falling into place

youtube.com/watch?v=WD0kIFp_zz

All of this to say, twitter has more than enough callousness as it is without the owner exhibiting its worst qualities with no accountability (since he owns the damn thing). If twitter is going to grow it needs less callousness than it has currently.

I don't see how it gets there with a vindictive owner that is surely going to weaponize his followers or even the platform itself against people he doesn't like.

In this case against directly against a Twitter employee:

twitter.com/elonmusk/status/15

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For some examples of Elon's vindictiveness include Elon calling a rescuer in Thailand a "pedo" simply because the man cast doubts about Elon's plan to rescue the trapped children with a submarine.

theguardian.com/technology/201

It is worth noting that Elon won the case.

A blogger wrote an open letter criticizing the roll out of the Model X:

medium.com/@salsop/dear-elonmu

Elon got wind of the open letter and summarily canceled the order:

theguardian.com/technology/201

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I'm on board with Elon's quest/goal of sustainable energy. It's why I've personally owned two Teslas. But like any human being, Elon Musk isn't one dimensional. He isn't a cartoonishly evil villain nor is he a benevolent god unworthy of criticism simply because he believes in climate change.

Telsa has been sued by employees alleging a racist workplace and culture

seattletimes.com/business/welc

As well as the State of California for a racially segregated workplace

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/calif

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A fairly balanced essay from a former Twitter employee about Musk buying Twitter

Personally I lean toward Elon Musk using twitter as a way to gain leverage over politicians for his companies benefits. The author uses the word "callous" to describe the way Elon operates and treats his fellow human beings. In my opinion the word "vindictive" is more accurate to describe his behavior

mikeindustries.com/blog/archiv

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