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THE Elon Musk

By gabbar follow gabbar   2022 Apr 14, 4:28am 5,996 views  478 comments           share      

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1   Hircus   2022 Apr 14, 4:45am  

Fuck ya.

Make em reeeeeee, Elon.
2   joshuatrio   2022 Apr 14, 4:47am  

Hircus says
Fuck ya.

Make em reeeeeee, Elon.


Wow. Maybe Elon is truly based and wants to blow things up.
3   Hircus   2022 Apr 14, 5:07am  

My guess is Elon talked with the board in preparation to join it, then realized that when in private, they were all commies who opposed his ideals of free speech. He may have even suspected they encouraged all the woke twitter employees rage-quitting in protest of the impending Elon. Or, at least realized that the current board is filled with spineless slimes that fear the woke mob, and so bend the knee in fear that shareholders would oust them if they stood up to the woke mob at the expense of optimal quarterly profit.

So he didn't bother joining the board, and changed strategy. That's probably why he said "I now realize the company will neither thrive nor serve this societal imperative in its current form."

Elon knows that sometimes a public company is the wrong format. Like with spacex - he once said if he made spacex public, that while the additional capital would help them accelerate, he knows that shareholders would not approve of his expensive and likely unprofitable plan to take humanity to Mars. But if the company is private, he isn't beholden to the masses, and can goto Mars and probably burn all the money he desires on it.
4   Goran_K   2022 Apr 14, 6:07am  

Elon is the only billionaire who is fighting the right battles. Soros, Bloomberg, Bezos, Zuck, Gates.... all of those guys scare the fuck out of me.
5   clambo   2022 Apr 14, 6:35am  

Good.
Liberals think they are the only ones with money, brains and balls.
I’m not on Twitter but fuck their little feelings, go get em Elon.
6   HunterTits   2022 Apr 14, 6:50am  

Elon has no ideals on free speech. He totally caves to CCP demands when it come to Tesla operating in China
7   WineHorror1   2022 Apr 14, 6:50am  

How do we know..
1) this is the actual letter
2) this isn’t how Musk game plans on how to manipulate the stock?

Musk will be the first trillionaire by stock manipulation through fame and media exposure.
8   zzyzzx   2022 Apr 14, 8:04am  

Step 1 - Buy Twitter.
Step 2 - Make Trump the CEO.


9   zzyzzx   2022 Apr 14, 8:07am  

The safe spaces at twitter today must be standing room only.
10   WineHorror1   2022 Apr 14, 8:19am  

zzyzzx says
Step 1 - Buy Twitter.
Step 2 - Make Trump the CEO.



This would generate untold amounts of hilarity.
11   Goran_K   2022 Apr 14, 8:21am  

zzyzzx says
Step 1 - Buy Twitter.
Step 2 - Make Trump the CEO.




Greatest event of the 21st century.
12   NDrLoR   2022 Apr 14, 8:38am  

Hircus says
My guess is Elon talked with the board in preparation to join it, then realized that when in private, they were all commies who opposed his ideals of free speech
This reminds me of when Ross Perot joined the board of GM in the early 90's with the intention of changing its cultural rot. He told them the truth and they just couldn't take it, bought him out for $750M. Now GM has about a 17% share of the market when it used to worry about having over 50% and be in violation of anti-trust 50 years ago because it made such good cars and had one "for every purse and purpose" per Alfred P. Sloan.
13   WineHorror1   2022 Apr 14, 8:57am  

NDrLoR says
Hircus says
My guess is Elon talked with the board in preparation to join it, then realized that when in private, they were all commies who opposed his ideals of free speech
This reminds me of when Ross Perot joined the board of GM in the early 90's with the intention of changing its cultural rot. He told them the truth and they just couldn't take it, bought him out for $750M. Now GM has about a 17% share of the market when it used to worry about having over 50% and be in violation of anti-trust 50 years ago because it made such good cars and had one "for every purse and purpose" per Alfred P. Sloan.

In many case, success and/or unearned $$ leads to idiocy.
14   RWSGFY   2022 Apr 14, 9:10am  

I doubt he even planned to join the board in the first place. He bought the chunk of shares so he can threaten dumping them and sending stock price into the toilet if the board resists the takeover.
15   AmericanKulak   2022 Apr 14, 9:39am  

WineHorror1 says
In many case, success and/or unearned $$ leads to idiocy.


Most of the Dotcom California Libertarian Entrepreneurs became wokey dokey Execs since the 90s.

Any remember "Don't be Evil"?
16   zzyzzx   2022 Apr 14, 9:42am  

I'd be just as thrilled to see Trump Jr as CEO.
17   clambo   2022 Apr 14, 9:44am  

The guys (foreigners) who run google and Twitter don’t give a shit about your free speech nor privacy rights.
Neither does that twerp Zuckerberg.
A pox on all of them.
18   Patrick   2022 Apr 14, 9:45am  

To buy TWTR or not to buy? I mean us personally.

His offer is considerably above the current trading price. I guess that implies that the market does not believe it's going to happen.

And how does this work exactly? I guess he needs to ask the board to sell since he has less than 50% of shares. But I don't understand how it works. So if the board votes yes, then all shares get sold to Elon, and minority shareholders who didn't want to sell are simply compelled to sell.
20   Patrick   2022 Apr 14, 9:51am  


Drew Hernandez
@DrewHLive
3h
None of the leftist fascists working at Twitter are afraid of being silenced and censored if @elonmusk owns Twitter

They are afraid of possibly losing the ability to silence and censor anyone they don’t like
Apr 14, 2022 · 1:43 PM UTC
21   Patrick   2022 Apr 14, 9:52am  


Oak tree
@Oaktree65472824
47m
Replying to @DrewHLive @ezralevant @elonmusk
If Elon Musk owned Twitter in 2020? The Hunter Biden laptop story does not get suppressed. Probably changes the presidential election outcome.
22   Patrick   2022 Apr 14, 9:53am  

More from Elon to the board:


As I indicated this weekend, I believe that the company should be private to go through the changes that need to be made.



After the past several days of thinking this over, I have decided I want to acquire the company and take it private.



I am going to send you an offer letter tonight, it will be public in the morning.



Are you available to chat?



[VOICE SCRIPT]



1. Best and Final:
a. I am not playing the back-and-forth game.
b. I have moved straight to the end.
c. It's a high price and your shareholders will love it.
d. If the deal doesn’t work, given that I don’t have confidence in management nor do I believe I can drive the necessary change in the public market, I would need to reconsider my position as a shareholder.
i. This is not a threat, it's simply not a good investment without the changes that need to be made.
ii. And those changes won't happen without taking the company private.


2. My advisors and my team are available after you get the letter to answer any questions
a. There will be more detail in our public filings. After you receive the letter and review the public filings, your team can call my family office with any questions.


https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1418091/000110465922045641/tm2212748d1_sc13da.htm?source=patrick.net#ex-b_001
24   Ceffer   2022 Apr 14, 10:14am  

So much for Saint Musk:
25   Patrick   2022 Apr 14, 10:50am  

If Elon buys it, Blackrock and Vanguard are out. So they make a few billion. It's nothing to them compared to their stranglehold over corporate media. That's where their real power is, and Elon is threatening that.

26   richwicks   2022 Apr 14, 10:55am  

I bet he's going to sell all his shares.

I bet he's already bought options to sell

I don't see why people think Twitter matters as a company. They have a terrible reputation, nobody that matters go to platforms that engage in censorship, their userbase is a bunch of low grade morons, and it's a propaganda outlet.

Let's see, but I bet this was just a plan to make a quick buck. Purchase the stock, give people hope the company will reform, buy options to sell, sell the stock, and profit as the stock reverts.
28   gabbar   2022 Apr 14, 11:02am  

WineHorror1 says
He told them the truth and they just couldn't take it,


Truth, that is the main problem of government and governmental corporations. They don't like. They will go to extreme extent to undermine truth because truth will impact their money and power.
29   gabbar   2022 Apr 14, 11:04am  

richwicks says
I bet he's going to sell all his shares.

I bet he's already bought options to sell

I don't see why people think Twitter matters as a company. They have a terrible reputation, nobody that matters go to platforms that engage in censorship, their userbase is a bunch of low grade morons, and it's a propaganda outlet.

Let's see, but I bet this was just a plan to make a quick buck. Purchase the stock, give people hope the company will reform, buy options to sell, sell the stock, and profit as the stock reverts.


I am willing to give Elon the benefit of the doubt at this point. Maybe he has some good in his heart.
30   gabbar   2022 Apr 14, 11:06am  

Ceffer says
So much for Saint Musk:


Let's wait and see how this pans out. If he is able to buy Twitter, it may be one of the best things to happen in 2022.
31   epitaph   2022 Apr 14, 11:08am  

After the official rejection of the offer comes in Twitter is probably going to dip pretty hard.
32   Hircus   2022 Apr 14, 11:27am  

Anyone else notice the odd buyout price? $54.20

He said it's a 54% premium. Not a 50% premium, nor a 55%, but 54%. Odd. But if it wasn't 54% premium, then the number wouldnt work out to $54.20. Ahem, $54.20

Elon being funny again, like his "funding secured at $420 per share" stunt a few yrs ago.
33   Hircus   2022 Apr 14, 11:32am  

epitaph says
After the official rejection of the offer comes in Twitter is probably going to dip pretty hard.


I bet he has contingencies for this. Maybe he expects blackrock et.al. to reject, in which case he will use his moment in the extra large spotlight to point out their broad media and communications control.
35   epitaph   2022 Apr 14, 11:43am  

Hircus says
epitaph says
After the official rejection of the offer comes in Twitter is probably going to dip pretty hard.


I bet he has contingencies for this. Maybe he expects blackrock et.al. to reject, in which case he will use his moment in the extra large spotlight to point out their broad media and communications control.


Blackrock and vanguard have both been buying up shares today.
37   WineHorror1   2022 Apr 14, 12:14pm  

clambo says
The guys (foreigners) who run google and Twitter don’t give a shit about your free speech nor privacy rights.
Neither does that twerp Zuckerberg.
A pox on all of them.

Do you own any of their stocks?
38   WineHorror1   2022 Apr 14, 12:20pm  

richwicks says
I bet he's going to sell all his shares.

I bet he's already bought options to sell

I don't see why people think Twitter matters as a company. They have a terrible reputation, nobody that matters go to platforms that engage in censorship, their userbase is a bunch of low grade morons, and it's a propaganda outlet.

Let's see, but I bet this was just a plan to make a quick buck. Purchase the stock, give people hope the company will reform, buy options to sell, sell the stock, and profit as the stock reverts.

I'll tell you why your comment makes sense to me...If Elon buys Twitter, the MSM simply stops reporting anything about Twitter. This means Twitter would simply die. The biggest reason Twitter matters imo is because the MSM reports about who Tweeted what and when.
39   Patrick   2022 Apr 14, 12:24pm  

gabbar says
Truth, that is the main problem of government and governmental corporations. They don't like. They will go to extreme extent to undermine truth because truth will impact their money and power.



This is exactly why we have the First Amendment.

Unfortunately, it covers only lawmaking by the government, not quasi-monopolies and other corporations squashing free speech.
40   WineHorror1   2022 Apr 14, 1:36pm  

Patrick says
gabbar says
Truth, that is the main problem of government and governmental corporations. They don't like. They will go to extreme extent to undermine truth because truth will impact their money and power.



This is exactly why we have the First Amendment.

Unfortunately, it covers only lawmaking by the government, not quasi-monopolies and other corporations squashing free speech.

If private business is able to curtail 1A rights then it should be free to discriminate based on anything not just by what a person says.

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