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Elon ! Please put down the glass pipe....
« on: July 22, 2017, 02:28:27 PM »

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Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet

lon Musk set the interwebs ablaze this morning when he tweeted out that he somehow got every major city on the eastern seaboard to “verbally approve” a “NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop” to be built by his Boring Company.

    “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.”

    “City center to city center in each case, with up to a dozen or more entry/exit elevators in each city.”

    “Still a lot of work needed to receive formal approval, but am optimistic that will occur rapidly.”

    “If you want this to happen fast, please let your local & federal elected representatives know. Makes a big difference if they hear from you.”


Of course, if you’re like us, the first question that came to mind after reading those tweets is whether Musk is really just that naive, if he thinks we’re all really just that dumb or if he’s just gone completely batshit crazy…mix of all three?

Now, we don’t have a Masters in Government from Harvard, but we’re almost certain there is no such thing as a “verbal agreement” when it comes to massive public projects that span multiple states and cost billions, if not trillions, of taxpayer dollars.  And while Musk may be permitted to unilaterally make decisions to burn through hundreds of millions of dollars worth of shareholder money at Tesla, municipalities are specifically designed to prevent granting such powers to individuals when it comes to blowing through taxpayer funds.

Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long before various “government” officials took to twitter to point out that they hadn’t the faintest clue what Musk was even talking about…

New York City’s mayoral press secretary apparently wasn’t in the loop…

Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York didn’t even know who Elon Musk was…which is not a good sign for that “verbal agreement” getting converted to a ‘contractual’ agreement at any point in the near future.

But, it wasn’t just New York City that was flabbergasted by Musk’s announcement as government officials from NYC to Washington D.C., and everywhere between, were forced to spend their entire day laughing off calls from anxious reporters about his imaginary project.  Per The Guardian:

    “Who gave him permission to do that?” asked a spokesman with the Maryland department of transportation.

    “Elon Musk has had no contact with Philadelphia officials on this matter,” said Mike Dunn, the city spokesman. “We do not know what he means when he says he received ‘verbal government approval’. There are numerous hurdles for this unproven ‘hyperloop’ technology before it can become reality.”

    A spokesperson for the state of Pennsylvania confirmed that neither the governor nor the state’s department of transportation had been contacted by Musk or his company.

    Ben Sarle, a spokesman for the New York City mayor’s office, said in an email: “Nobody in City Hall, or any of our city agencies, has heard from Mr Musk or any representatives of his company.”

    “The New York state department of transportation did not give verbal approval for a hyperloop,”said spokeswoman Jennifer Post.

    Anthony McCarthy, the spokesman for the Baltimore mayor, Catherine Pugh, said: “Mr Musk’s announcement on Twitter was the first that the city heard of the Hyperloop project. ” However, Pugh said in a statement that she was “excited” to hear about the idea, which could “create new opportunities for Baltimore and transform the way we link to neighboring cities” – if it becomes a reality.

    Similarly, LaToya Foster, the spokeswoman for Washington DC mayor Muriel Bowser, said: “This is the first we heard of it . We can’t wait to hear more.”

Does anyone else feel like they’ve seen this proposal somewhere before?


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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2017, 02:41:55 PM »

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Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet

lon Musk set the interwebs ablaze this morning when he tweeted out that he somehow got every major city on the eastern seaboard to “verbally approve” a “NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop” to be built by his Boring Company.

What a clever, sneaky way to use the word "boring" in a sentence.  ;) For people tha don't know that Musk builds tunnels, it might give people the idea that Musk's business(es) "bore" people to tears.  :evil4:


The only thing TRULY BORING is this BULLSHIT from Zerohedge.

Why don't you find a web site that tells the truth, Az? Are you so anti-Renewable Energy that you feel compelled to slap a hit piece on here to stir up shit every now and then? WTF is wrong with you, don't you want a better world?
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Re: Elon ! Please put down the glass pipe....
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2017, 03:15:12 PM »
Top Snake Oil Salesman of All Time!  ::)

I'm surprised he hasn't started a Space Elevator Company yet.

Elon clearly lives in a world of sci-fi novels.

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Zerohedge

Government “Flabbergasted” After Elon Musk’s Most Bizarre Claim Yet

lon Musk set the interwebs ablaze this morning when he tweeted out that he somehow got every major city on the eastern seaboard to “verbally approve” a “NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop” to be built by his Boring Company.

What a clever, sneaky way to use the word "boring" in a sentence.  ;) For people tha don't know that Musk builds tunnels, it might give people the idea that Musk's business(es) "bore" people to tears.  :evil4:


The only thing TRULY BORING is this BULLSHIT from Zerohedge.

Why don't you find a web site that tells the truth, Az? Are you so anti-Renewable Energy that you feel compelled to slap a hit piece on here to stir up shit every now and then? WTF is wrong with you, don't you want a better world?


They're Twitter quotes....
I know exactly what you mean. Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain, but you feel it. You’ve felt it your entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world.
You don’t know what it is but its there, like a splinter in your mind

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Re: Elon ! Please put down the glass pipe....
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2017, 04:04:18 PM »
Top Snake Oil Salesman of All Time!  ::)

I'm surprised he hasn't started a Space Elevator Company yet.

Elon clearly lives in a world of sci-fi novels.

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This country is piss-pants broke.
The can has been kicked to the back of the corner of the alley.
Carmaggedon is under-way.
The pentagon has filed paperwork discussing Empirical Collapse,
& Fucking Elon & entroupe are doin' the happy dance over something that has already taken place.
Namely the hyper-speed underground tube train system. WTF ?
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Re: Elon ! Please put down the glass pipe....
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2017, 05:40:23 PM »
Top Snake Oil Salesman of All Time!  ::)

I'm surprised he hasn't started a Space Elevator Company yet.

Elon clearly lives in a world of sci-fi novels.

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He actually has, its called Spacex and is supposedly going to send a million people to Mars. He also is supplying a... sit down.. LITHIUM ION... yes seriously, backup battery to supply all of SA and promises that if it isnt done by october,  its free..
Yet he hasn't told us what it WILL cost on the off chance it IS complete in the next 3 months.

Now I like Li batteries, their performance for charging up fast and running down slow while being very small is great. But they last 4 yrs max before going downhill, or as low as 2 yrs if overheated in my experience and its not like they lack space to put something bigger and lasts a lot longer like nicads in SA.
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Re: Elon ! Please put down the glass pipe....
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 04:10:16 AM »
Compared to the nonrenewable resources this species takes from the planet, the hyperloop is a plastic bottle in an ocean of burning tires. It's still a retarded use of his time and our resources. He should try to create an AI-driven platform of customized learning tools for global distribution (rich countries must subsidize the poor - after that they can pay back the rest of the infinite money they owe for climate change, ocean acidification, global-scale toxic pollution, etc.). The point would be to unretardify the human species. This means the billion member pedophile empire (a.k.a. Catholic Church) will probably have to be deleted from the Universe. It was not a good card to play in this game anyway. Unfortunately, the education platform by itself wouldn't work. Social restructuring would be a multi-pronged effort. Much too expensive for evolved parasite primate neurology.

Or rich countries can build us a new planet Earth. Oh, we can't. Because we're frauds, of course.
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Re: Elon ! Please put down the glass pipe....
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 05:33:06 AM »
Compared to the nonrenewable resources this species takes from the planet, the hyperloop is a plastic bottle in an ocean of burning tires. It's still a retarded use of his time and our resources. He should try to create an AI-driven platform of customized learning tools for global distribution (rich countries must subsidize the poor - after that they can pay back the rest of the infinite money they owe for climate change, ocean acidification, global-scale toxic pollution, etc.). The point would be to unretardify the human species. This means the billion member pedophile empire (a.k.a. Catholic Church) will probably have to be deleted from the Universe. It was not a good card to play in this game anyway. Unfortunately, the education platform by itself wouldn't work. Social restructuring would be a multi-pronged effort. Much too expensive for evolved parasite primate neurology.

Or rich countries can build us a new planet Earth. Oh, we can't. Because we're frauds, of course.

While I agree with your sentiment (and your terrific analogy), the rich will subsidize the poor at the same moment a squadron of flying pigs emerges from my ass and takes flight due west.

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