It's done: Elon Musk will become Twitter's sole owner

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Squid Surprise

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I have never been a Trump fan but what did Trump do with the pandemic?

I remember Trump shutting down travel to China and Biden and the democrat party in general called him a racist for it. But of course it was racism…I mean what isn’t, right? You can always use racism…works every time.

I also remember Biden and Harris saying people shouldn’t take the “Trump vaccine” because they were not convinced it was safe. And I know that there were not enough covid test with the last uptick in cases also. The idea that we would have been better off with Biden in office is completely ridiculous in my view. Personally I don’t think there is anything anyone could have done about covid. You can’t stop it…just needs to run its course.
Trump decided that the pandemic was all China's fault.... and then failed to really do anything...

Which is why the US lost more people to Covid than any other country...
 

scavengerspc

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I remember Trump shutting down travel to China and Biden and the democrat party in general called him a racist for it. But of course it was racism…I mean what isn’t, right? You can always use racism…works every time.
You need to read up on how that ended up. You dont come off well with that comment.
I also remember Biden and Harris saying people shouldn’t take the “Trump vaccine” because they were not convinced it was safe.
And you have another clash with facts. That is kind of true, but it was way before any vaccine was medically approved. Then we would soon see it is safer than asprin.
The idea that we would have been better off with Biden in office is completely ridiculous in my view.
And we are all seeing your view. It ain't working.
Personally I don’t think there is anything anyone could have done about covid. You can’t stop it…just needs to run its course.
Same with cancer. Doesn't mean we can't fight to lessen the effects and keep it at bay.

You have a very poor batting average.
 

Ohnooze

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I hate to break it to you... but your country (and all countries) doesn't operate in a 4 year vacuum... whatever is occurring now tends to spring from what came before.

Trump inherited a prosperous nation and proceeded to spend the next 4 years f*cking it up... there are people who will give great stats saying how "unemployment was lowest in 50 years under Trump".... what they fail to see is that unemployment had been steadily declining for years BEFORE Trump - and that just a couple of years into Trump's administration, it started to RISE...

So now Biden's term has higher unemployment... Is he to blame? Well, a little bit perhaps... but the main culprit would be TRUMP.
I did not mention inflation. That's nice that you took the initiative to try and stick up for Biden though. Of course inflation is more global now that Russia invaded Ukraine. That said inflation was on the rise well before. He may not be the only reason for it but he's not getting a pass either.

But that is one of many issues the US is dealing with right now.

Biden has completely 100% ignored the southern border. People are dying trying to get to the US. Just last week a border control officer drowned saving a woman trying to swim through the river. She lived and he died. But it's out of control and so bad now that even democrats' are turning on him.

But we could talk about the disaster in Afghanistan as well. Or the ridiculous left wing policies that have contributed to crime. And the list goes on....

We could go back and forth all day about the US and it's issues. Different views on the same topic but unlike a lot of people I don't belong to a party. I don't give a crap about Biden or Trump (in fact I hope Trump doesn't run again) or bowing down to a specific ideology. I simply care about the Truth. And the truth is that the Biden administration is a total turd show. And in the midterm elections the democrats' are going to get completely demolished because of it and everyone knows it. There is a good reason for it.
 

Plutoisaplanet

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If you didn't like a bunch of corporations controlling social media you might like one person controlling it even less.
I'm not aware of Elon Musk buying any other social media platform. If Twitter flops then it'll be a lesson learned, not the end of social media. Also, weren't Twitter, Snapchat, and Facebook better when they were each controlled by one person before they went public? Now they're all monetized and quality has gone downhill. Obviously being profitable is important to stay in business, but being public corporations have caused them to narrow their vision to the shorter term.
 

PEnnn

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It won't be the first time the righties bent over for a millionaire scam artist... and definitely not the last!!
They think Musky will help them vomit more violent seditious BS.

Funny, I thought they were happy with their new Trump media outlets...oh wait, they're belly up like all his enterprises!!
 

Neatfeatguy

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Just do yourselves a favor, move away from social media. Far, far away from it.

Let the cesspool that it's become rot away. Society will be better for it.

But as I type these words out, there will be too many stupid people out there that'll still want to use social media and keep it the cesspool that is it.
 

AlaskaGuy

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Just do yourselves a favor, move away from social media. Far, far away from it.

Let the cesspool that it's become rot away. Society will be better for it.

But as I type these words out, there will be too many stupid people out there that'll still want to use social media and keep it the cesspool that is it.
It's where a lot of us get our news from.
 
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paul1122

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Agreed. IMO, it is more like the opposite will happen when Musky finds out he cannot do anything he damn well pleases - especially since there will be consequences of implementing what conservatives think is free-speech.

Of course, you mean speech that does not agree 100% with what you think the world is about. Probably because it is widely known you are the smartest person in the world and what you say 'is'. I agree 100%. Who couldn't, right?
 

scavengerspc

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Of course, you mean speech that does not agree 100% with what you think the world is about. Probably because it is widely known you are the smartest person in the world and what you say 'is'. I agree 100%. Who couldn't, right?
Of course, now you are going to be asked what any right-winger posted on Twitter that was verified fact, and was still deleted. And yes, I know I'm not going to get an answer.

FaTaL said:
Step 1 - Fire all the liberal woke scumbags and make sure they never work in social media again.
Then what do they do when they end up with a staff that doesn't have even one member that graduated from High School?
 
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brucek

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I don't care but am curious to see what happens. If he follows through with an everything-goes approach, he will find that most users of all beliefs as well as most advertisers are not interested in being involved in a race-to-the-bottom dumpster fire of incivility. Twitter has no compelling or sustainable advantage that would keep anyone there who didn't want to be. My guess is that in the end, as often happens, the new boss will turn out to be much like the old boss.

Either way, as has already long been true, there are lots of better places to hear serious views from all schools of thought.
 

scavengerspc

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I don't care but am curious to see what happens. If he follows through with an everything-goes approach, he will find that most users of all beliefs as well as most advertisers are not interested in being involved in a race-to-the-bottom dumpster fire of incivility. Twitter has no compelling or sustainable advantage that would keep anyone there who didn't want to be. My guess is that in the end, as often happens, the new boss will turn out to be much like the old boss.

Either way, as has already long been true, there are lots of better places to hear serious views from all schools of thought.
I hate rational people! Grates on my nerves. ;) :laughing:
 

Theinsanegamer

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WOOOO! Go musk! Finally that trashfire of a platform will crank the flames up to 11 now that people cant use it to hugbox while simultaneously attacking everyone they dislike. Now the ones they attack can fire back, I'm investing hard in popcorn stocks.
 

Tantor

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I'm not a big fan of Musk but here's my take.

Leftists are upset about two main things.

First, their ability to censor America's public square has taken a huge hit.

Second, censorship is now a fully legitimate weapon to use against the Left. That's because when you use a tactic against your enemy, you implicitly approve its use against yourself. The Left's recent indulgence in massive censorship has shifted the Overton Window. Leftists have legitimized censorship as a political technique against themselves.

Therefore, Leftists would have no reason to complain if Elon Musk brings Trump back. Or he labels Fauci, Obama and Pelosi tweets with "This viewpoint has been flagged as highly dangerous misinformation."

But let's be honest, Musk won't censor the left. He doesn't even censure them. Musk is going to make huge amounts of money on this. Trump had 80 million followers. Lots of those will come back to Twitter, looking for debates with Leftists. It's going to get really hot, but interesting. It may be the best thing for the country.
 
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