Elon Musk buys Twitter for $44bn

Daniel

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toquark

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I can't abide the bloke. I hope people abandon his platform and someone invents a much more successful one instead, making his 44 billion worth about as much as a 19 year old BMW 318i with the wheels missing.
What you really mean to say is you can’t abide the bloke because he’s made lots of money.

The only reason he did it is to stop a teenager reporting all the flights his private jet takes.
Do you really think he cares about what the twiterrati think of his travel arrangements? The guy owns a rocket company.

Billionaires need to be taxed out of existence I'm afraid.
Ahh, there you go. At least the veil is off now, you just hate him because he’s rich.
 
What you really mean to say is you can’t abide the bloke because he’s made lots of money.


Do you really think he cares about what the twiterrati think of his travel arrangements? The guy owns a rocket company.


Ahh, there you go. At least the veil is off now, you just hate him because he’s rich.

Lol, you think I hate or envy someone because he is rich? It has nothing to do with that- I envy no man thank you and I would not swap places with the bloke for all the tea in the China.

The guy is a total hypocrite. Makes ridiculous claims about his planet-saving car company, claiming it will save the world etc, only to be in the business of fudging space travel as well. He is a moron. And yes, he does care what the twitterati do because he has tried to silence the teenager tracking his private jet more than once.
 

Tractorstant

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I can't abide the bloke. I hope people abandon his platform and someone invents a much more successful one instead, making his 44 billion worth about as much as a 19 year old BMW 318i with the wheels missing.

The only reason he did it is to stop a teenager reporting all the flights his private jet takes.

Billionaires need to be taxed out of existence I'm afraid.

So if a guy or girl that founds a business with hard graft employs a multitude of people across the globe, pays taxes, and spends money in relative economies, becomes a billionaire should then be taxed out of existence? Why, because you are not?
 
Maybe from a different planet then just dropped in?

People say but what about Jeff bezos…….. he set up a worldwide delivery service to sell other people stuff, or Branson ……. Who setup an airline service and radio station. Yes both successful in their own right but Elon developed electric cars and is now accessing space frequently. Nobody comes close.
 

Netherfield

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People say but what about Jeff bezos…….. he set up a worldwide delivery service to sell other people stuff, or Branson ……. Who setup an airline service and radio station. Yes both successful in their own right but Elon developed electric cars and is now accessing space frequently. Nobody comes close.
Then drops a bollock by buying Twitter.
 

toquark

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Then drops a bollock by buying Twitter.
He did it because he can. How often do people on here bellyache about the supermarkets/meat buyers/unions/certification schemes? Constantly. Except we don't have the financial firepower to do much about it.

Elon Musk does and the way Twitter was run obviously irritated him so he did what he could to change it by buying it.
 
So if a guy or girl that founds a business with hard graft employs a multitude of people across the globe, pays taxes, and spends money in relative economies, becomes a billionaire should then be taxed out of existence? Why, because you are not?

Please, explain to me how it is morally right for individuals or companies to radically increase their new wealth during a pandemic and with most Western countries deeply in debt?

What fudging odds does it make how big your pile of treasure is? Is 1 billion not enough?
 
People say but what about Jeff bezos…….. he set up a worldwide delivery service to sell other people stuff, or Branson ……. Who setup an airline service and radio station. Yes both successful in their own right but Elon developed electric cars and is now accessing space frequently. Nobody comes close.

'Developed electric cars'- no he did not. The bloke made his money inventing Paypal. Hardly revolutionary. The rest is bluster and BS designed to con investors.
 

toquark

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Please, explain to me how it is morally right for individuals or companies to radically increase their new wealth during a pandemic and with most Western countries deeply in debt?
Adversity always breeds opportunity. My grandfather's small farm sawmill made a small fortune during WW2 supplying pit props, this was the springboard he needed to establish a large company still going today. Do we start taxing everybody who makes windfall money? How about the arable farmers when wheat hits £1000/t? Where does it end?
What fudging odds does it make how big your pile of treasure is? Is 1 billion not enough?
If you want to buy twitter then no, its about 43 billion short.
 

Still Farming

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People say but what about Jeff bezos…….. he set up a worldwide delivery service to sell other people stuff, or Branson ……. Who setup an airline service and radio station. Yes both successful in their own right but Elon developed electric cars and is now accessing space frequently. Nobody comes close.
They have a good break or start possibly?
 
Adversity always breeds opportunity. My grandfather's small farm sawmill made a small fortune during WW2 supplying pit props, this was the springboard he needed to establish a large company still going today. Do we start taxing everybody who makes windfall money? How about the arable farmers when wheat hits £1000/t? Where does it end?

If you want to buy twitter then no, its about 43 billion short.

I'm glad you mentioned the war. Post both wars there were some pretty stringent tax rules drawn up that aimed to directly tax the rich.
 

Netherfield

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He did it because he can. How often do people on here bellyache about the supermarkets/meat buyers/unions/certification schemes? Constantly. Except we don't have the financial firepower to do much about it.

Elon Musk does and the way Twitter was run obviously irritated him so he did what he could to change it by buying it.
My quote was said in jest, couldn't give a flying f**k what he does with his money.
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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