The sooner we all switch to driving electric vehicles, the better, and Tesla has accelerated the EV transition, but this "cybertruck" probably is not going to inspire most consumers to buy an EV. https://www.businessinside...
Elon Musk's Cybertruck Doesn't Make Sense
Its angular body has been a nightmare to design. The materials are expensive. Even Tesla fans say it's ugly.
This article is notable since it identifies that Elon Musk once seemed to be a progressive visionary, and it laments that he has descended into a deeply disappointing alt-right, maga-pandering, red-pilled idiot. https://www.sfgate.com/sf-...
The US economy grew by 5.2% in the third quarter, even faster than previously estimated | CNN Business
US economic growth was even stronger in the third quarter than previously estimated, underscoring the economy’s remarkable resilience in the face of elevated inflation and high borrowing costs earlier this year.
This is what I have been waiting for to accelerate the fall of X/Twitter. It's not just less advertising, but less posting from major accounts like Star Wars & Marvel- less posts mean less activity & less value overall. https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
Major brands are not only pausing ads on Elon Musk’s X. They’re stepping away from the platform altogether | CNN Business
The exodus from X is bleeding beyond just major advertisers.
"the economy" is a highly complex constellation of metrics which are often contradictory or at least not easily summarized. So for most people, it's just a perception/feeling which is easily manipulated. https://www.msnbc.com/opin...
Republican voters view economy through partisan-colored glasses
In the latest Economist/YouGov poll, a full 75 percent of Republicans said the economy is “getting worse,” despite it being the strongest it’s been in years.
Good article that debunks the environmental arguments against EVs (like "oh but the batteries") and makes the case that everyone should make an electric vehicle the next car they buy. https://www.nytimes.com/20...
Opinion | Relax, Electric Vehicles Really Are the Best Choice for the Climate - The New York Times
Electric vehicles really are better for the environment than hybrid vehicles that have both gas and electric motors.
@DailyPictureTheme This is my all electric 2016 Nissan LEAF. If we all switch to driving an electric #Car then air quality improves, oil dictatorships lose their power, and greenhouse gasses that cause global warming are greatly reduced. #Dailypicturetheme
Forget the Die Hard debate... American Gangster (2007) featuring Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin & Chiwetel Ejiofor is a Thanksgiving Movie. I'm not the only one who thinks this: https://www.mensjournal.co...
More of this please. Jerry Braakman wants Tesla’s board to send a clear message..."there’s no excuse for spreading hatred by a CEO of a public company”. (PS: I am someone who USED TO want to buy a Tesla.) https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
Tesla shareholder calls on board to suspend Elon Musk for agreeing with antisemitic post | CNN Business
Tesla’s board of directors should suspend Elon Musk for endorsing antisemitic views on social media, according to one investor in the electric vehicle company.
This is absurd on so many levels. Advertisers are corporations that make their own decisions. A report by Media Matters didn't force their decision to stop advertising on X. Advertisers were leaving prior to the report. https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
Elon Musk’s X sues media watchdog Media Matters over report on pro-Nazi content on the social media site | CNN Business
After a devastating advertiser exodus last week involving some of the world’s largest media companies, X owner Elon Musk is suing the progressive watchdog group Media Matters over its analysis highlighting antisemitic and pro-Nazi content on X — a report that appeared to play a significant role in t..
Advertising executives have urged X chief executive Linda Yaccarino to resign from her role at [X/Twitter] after the advertiser exodus caused by Musk’s antisemitic remarks on the platform. https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
Ad execs encourage X CEO Linda Yaccarino to quit after Elon Musk’s antisemitic embrace | CNN Business
A “groundswell” of advertising executives have urged X chief executive Linda Yaccarino to resign from her role at the embattled social media company in the wake of an advertiser exodus and scrutiny over owner Elon Musk’s antisemitic remarks on the platform, according to marketing industry veteran Lo..
I have refrained from Spouting about the Middle East because I don't want to have online arguments, especially with those whose motives, knowledge or understanding is questionable. But this is a particularly fair piece worth reading: https://www.nytimes.com/20...
Opinion | Israel, Gaza and What We Get Wrong - The New York Times
Making assumptions about Israel and Gaza is only fueling the hatred spilling out of the region.
Good overview about Yaccarino's background which questions her staying power. "Yaccarino...finds herself mopping up after [Musk who] is making her job increasingly difficult, possibly untenable." https://variety.com/2023/t...
X's Unique Un-Sales Strategy: Linda Yaccarino Undermined by Elon Musk
X CEO Linda Yaccarino keeps trying to woo advertisers to the social-media outlet, but her efforts are consistently undermined by owner Elon Musk
"This is the closest X has come to a large-scale boycott since Musk purchased the platform more than a year ago." Bigger threat "for X than it would be for other platforms that are far less dependent on ads from big brands."
Another SpaceX failure. Maybe if Elon Musk spent less time playing on X/Twitter and more time actually running his companies, we would see less headlines like this. https://www.reuters.com/te...
SpaceX Starship launch presumed failed minutes after reaching space | Reuters
SpaceX's uncrewed spacecraft Starship, developed to carry astronauts to the moon and beyond, was presumed to have failed in space minutes after lifting off on Saturday in a second test after its first attempt to reach space ended in an explosion.
"A torrent of prominent brands halted their advertising on X on Friday, dealing a massive reputational blow to Elon Musk’s social media company." https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
Major advertisers flee X, deepening crisis at Elon Musk’s social media site | CNN Business
A torrent of prominent brands halted their advertising on X on Friday, dealing a massive reputational blow to Elon Musk’s social media company after his public embrace this week of an antisemitic conspiracy theory favored by White supremacists.
It's happening- More advertisers are leaving. Now people need to abandon X/Twitter. Everyone from the "big names" to the everyday creators and niche/topic accounts need to declare they have had enough. https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
Lionsgate suspends all advertising on Elon Musk’s X | CNN Business
Lionsgate has suspended all advertising on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, the entertainment giant said Friday afternoon.
Fake CEO Linda Yaccarino is releasing statements condemning antisemitism while Elon Musk is boosting Nazis and spreading "great replacement" Nazi ideology. More advertisers and more people need to leave the X platform. https://www.cnn.com/2023/1...
IBM to pause ad spending on X after its ads ran on pro-Nazi accounts | CNN Business
IBM on Thursday announced it had suspended advertising on Elon Musk’s X platform, formerly known as Twitter, after the computing giant’s ads appeared alongside pro-Nazi content.
Is George F. Will a paid lobbyist for the fossil fuels industry? Signs point to yes. (I share this because the "editorial" serves as a case study in anti-clean energy hysteria and propaganda). https://www.washingtonpost...
Opinion | Green industrial policy begins to reap the turbine-powered whirlwind - The Washington Post
Governments and their corporate accomplices are shocked by predictable problems as they try to wean humanity away from less pristine sources of electricity.