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Forceful_Dragon
04/25/22 3:14:58 PM
#1:


https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/25/twitter-accepts-elon-musks-buyout-deal.html

Looks pretty official now.

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pepper2012
04/25/22 3:15:25 PM
#2:


cant wait for everyone to pretend to be upset

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04/25/22 3:23:32 PM
#3:


Can't wait for this to not impact the website in any capacity one way or the other.

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Mobilezoid
04/25/22 3:24:11 PM
#4:


I haven't kept up with politics in awhile, but I'm guessing one of his first orders of business will be unbanning Trump?

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Kenri
04/25/22 3:24:43 PM
#5:


Incredible opportunity for people to cost Musk a lot of money by leaving Twitter en masse

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KingButz
04/25/22 3:26:08 PM
#6:


No please, all stay on twitter. I like the cesspool contained to there

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hombad46
04/25/22 3:26:45 PM
#7:


Yeah I don't want a containment breach either

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UltimaterializerX
04/25/22 3:27:19 PM
#8:


Kenri posted...
Incredible opportunity for people to cost Musk a lot of money by leaving Twitter en masse
Like all the people who moved to Canada in 2016?

They arent going anywhere.

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LiquidOshawott
04/25/22 3:29:41 PM
#9:


KingButz posted...
No please, all stay on twitter. I like the cesspool contained to there

Wario64 can leave though, so I can just have all my important sales updates and notices when everything is on sale on steam without having to go on twitter

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VintageGin
04/25/22 3:30:36 PM
#10:


Twitter was trash before and will continue to be trash (although I'm confident that Musk can find a way to make it worse). It will always be the place where nuance goes to die.

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MoogleKupo141
04/25/22 3:34:32 PM
#11:


god damn it

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Xiahou Shake
04/25/22 3:35:41 PM
#12:


You guys must follow some really awful people if you think Twitter is that bad.

But yeah, my biggest concern in all of this is that Trump gets unbanned.

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MoogleKupo141
04/25/22 3:37:30 PM
#13:


like personal issue with the guy aside, theres this:

https://twitter.com/btsquared2/status/1518668880314609669?s=21

whoevers been running Twitter so far has been like... innocuously incompetent in their attempts to make money off of it, Im concerned that Musk will actually make some change that will fuck the site up

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GuessMyUserName
04/25/22 3:47:13 PM
#14:


Xiahou Shake posted...
You guys must follow some really awful people if you think Twitter is that bad.

or exist as a trans person

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RyoCaliente
04/25/22 4:08:03 PM
#15:


Twitter was always incredibly gross and Musk will just make it even more gross.

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Nanis23
04/25/22 4:10:50 PM
#16:


RyoCaliente posted...
Twitter was always incredibly gross and Musk will just make it even more gross.
The vast majority of Twitter users are left wing
And left wing people hate Musk because they think he is a right wing ass
So I can't understand how one can say Twitter is already gross and will be even worse
Like, make up your mind, which side are you on?

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Mobilezoid
04/25/22 4:12:41 PM
#17:


Nanis23 posted...
The vast majority of Twitter users are left wing
I think the vast majority of Twitter users are right-wing Russian bots

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xp1337
04/25/22 4:14:19 PM
#18:


Twitter has basically been in the red its entire existence and I'm not sure how that changes unless it makes bad changes.

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UshiromiyaEva
04/25/22 4:18:59 PM
#19:


https://twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1518658761979842560

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TotallyNotMI
04/25/22 4:20:22 PM
#20:


Isn't his big talking point 'my net value isn't real money so I can't pay taxes on it'?

But now he's going to pay $45 billion for this?

Just making sure I'm understanding!

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paperwarior
04/25/22 4:23:16 PM
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UshiromiyaEva posted...
https://twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1518658761979842560
Guy needs better initials. I thought he was a crypto-promoting account.

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UltimaterializerX
04/25/22 4:27:24 PM
#22:


GuessMyUserName posted...
or exist as a trans person
Im under the impression Twitter is very much friendly to the gay community. Am I mistaken here or what?

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redrocket
04/25/22 4:33:20 PM
#23:


TotallyNotMI posted...
Isn't his big talking point 'my net value isn't real money so I can't pay taxes on it'?

But now he's going to pay $45 billion for this?

Just making sure I'm understanding!

Hes spending $45 billion of his fake money.


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Lucavi000
04/25/22 4:37:04 PM
#24:


UshiromiyaEva posted...
https://twitter.com/NoLieWithBTC/status/1518658761979842560

citation needed for detailed plan provided by UN

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GuessMyUserName
04/25/22 4:42:04 PM
#25:


Lucavi000 posted...
citation needed for detailed plan provided by UN
https://www.wfp.org/appeal-billionaires-famine

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Forceful_Dragon
04/25/22 4:42:25 PM
#26:


Lucavi000 posted...
citation needed for detailed plan provided by UN

-Assign taskforce to end world hunger.
-Split 6B between taskforce members.
????
-End World Hunger

I'm hoping it was more detailed than that ^

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Steiner
04/25/22 4:45:51 PM
#27:


Nanis23 posted...
The vast majority of Twitter users are left wing
And left wing people hate Musk because they think he is a right wing ass
So I can't understand how one can say Twitter is already gross and will be even worse
Like, make up your mind, which side are you on?

to some people, all things are bad

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Lucavi000
04/25/22 4:54:24 PM
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GuessMyUserName posted...
https://www.wfp.org/appeal-billionaires-famine

this was provided by the UN? Doesnt seem like it.

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GuessMyUserName
04/25/22 4:56:18 PM
#29:


Lucavi000 posted...
this was provided by the UN? Doesnt seem like it.
google World Food Programme

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masterplum
04/25/22 4:58:43 PM
#30:


Lol

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red sox 777
04/25/22 5:01:38 PM
#31:


TotallyNotMI posted...
Isn't his big talking point 'my net value isn't real money so I can't pay taxes on it'?

But now he's going to pay $45 billion for this?

Just making sure I'm understanding!

I think he's going to sell some Tesla shares, on which he'll need to pay taxes, and the rest he'll cover with a margin loan secured by other Tesla shares, on which he won't need to pay taxes yet because he hasn't realized income yet.

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Xeybozn
04/25/22 5:03:34 PM
#32:


TotallyNotMI posted...
Isn't his big talking point 'my net value isn't real money so I can't pay taxes on it'?

But now he's going to pay $45 billion for this?

Just making sure I'm understanding!

He doesn't actually have the cash to buy Twitter. He'll borrow the money to pay for it. Loans don't count as income and thus can't be taxed. And that's how billionaires spend all their money without technically ever earning it.

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ChichiriMuyo
04/25/22 5:06:50 PM
#33:


GuessMyUserName posted...
https://www.wfp.org/appeal-billionaires-famine
That's not a plan to end world hunger, it's a plan to mitigate it for a single year. Ending world hunger requires more than just handing food out. It requires development of local farms, supply chains maintained by locals, safe guards against wars and or takeover by strongmen. Give a an a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime. This plan is the former, not the latter. It doesn't solve the problem at all.

That suggested plan is a child's idea of solving world hunger. It's not a real solution at all, and it won't have any lasting impact for a mere $6 billion.

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Mobilezoid
04/25/22 5:08:49 PM
#34:


Solving hunger would technically require infinity dollars unless you know exactly when humanity will die out.

I guess we're better off doing nothing instead

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GuessMyUserName
04/25/22 5:10:33 PM
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ChichiriMuyo posted...
That's not a plan to end world hunger, it's a plan to mitigate it for a single year. Ending world hunger requires more than just handing food out. It requires development of local farms, supply chains maintained by locals, safe guards against wars and or takeover by strongmen. Give a an a fish, he eats for a day, teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime. This plan is the former, not the latter. It doesn't solve the problem at all.

That suggested plan is a child's idea of solving world hunger. It's not a real solution at all, and it won't have any lasting impact for a mere $6 billion.
I agree with this, yeah it's not a plan to "solve world hunger" I'm just showing what the actual references are instead of people just commenting on things without looking them up.

*edit* well, I don't agree with the give a fish teach a fish bit and "6 bill won't have any lasting impact"

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ChichiriMuyo
04/25/22 5:12:16 PM
#36:


Or instead of just giving away food we could, you know, build farms and teach people to work those lands. We could set up safe distribution networks run by the people who need the food, not a bunch of people with a white savior complex. We could help those people develop emergency protocols to react to the outbreak of war instead of teaching them to wait for a handout.

In many ways just giving people the food is worse than nothing, because it takes away the need to solve the fundament issues at play.

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Paratroopa1
04/25/22 5:12:33 PM
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"Solving world hunger" is itself a child's idea of tackling any sort of world problem, but Elon's the one who suggested it
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redrocket
04/25/22 5:13:44 PM
#38:


GuessMyUserName posted...
*edit* well, I don't agree with the give a fish teach a fish bit and "6 bill won't have any lasting impact"

6 billion will definitely have a lasting impact. It will cause a short term population spike that will make hunger even worse in the future

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Mobilezoid
04/25/22 5:14:32 PM
#39:


Those all sound like good ideas for tomorrow, but for today a lot of people are starving and kind of need food right away

All of this costs money, though, so it's too bad no one in the world has any to spare

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HashtagSEP
04/25/22 5:16:05 PM
#40:


Mobilezoid posted...
Those all sound like good ideas for tomorrow, but for today a lot of people are starving and kind of need food right away

All of this costs money, though, so it's too bad no one in the world has any to spare

No, no, no. See. you teach the people who need food right away to farm. Or, atleast, you talk about the idea while they die off because you refuse to give them any "handouts," so you can feel good about yourself on the internet while talking down to others who are actually concerned about the people starving right now.

That's the best way, clearly.

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Leonhart4
04/25/22 5:16:56 PM
#41:


redrocket posted...
6 billion will definitely have a lasting impact. It will cause a short term population spike that will make hunger even worse in the future

hashtag Thanoswasright

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redrocket
04/25/22 5:17:40 PM
#42:


Paratroopa1 posted...
"Solving world hunger" is itself a child's idea of tackling any sort of world problem, but Elon's the one who suggested it

No he didnt. A UN official originally said that a small portion of Elons wealth could end world hunger, and then Elon responded with his challenge to show him a plan.

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HashtagSEP
04/25/22 5:19:54 PM
#43:


redrocket posted...
No he didnt. A UN official originally said that a small portion of Elons wealth could end world hunger, and then Elon responded with his challenge to show him a plan.

That's not what the UN official actually said, that was just the media's sensationalist headline. He clarified directly to Musk:

https://twitter.com/WFPChief/status/1454883966071230472

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ChichiriMuyo
04/25/22 5:21:27 PM
#44:


HashtagSEP posted...
No, no, no. See. you teach the people who need food right away to farm. Or, atleast, you talk about the idea while they die off because you refuse to give them any "handouts," so you can feel good about yourself on the internet while talking down to others who are actually concerned about the people starving right now.

That's the best way, clearly.
I'm not in favor of people just starving, but any plan that puts $0 into long-term solutions isn't solving anything. Again, that "plan" is child-like in its approach to solving world hunger. It doesn't do the job effectively at all, and the real cost of the plan isn't $6 billion it's $6 billion a year.

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XIII_rocks
04/25/22 5:23:38 PM
#45:


I mean I'll have to see what he does with it, but this seems pretty bad

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GuessMyUserName
04/25/22 5:25:14 PM
#46:


redrocket posted...
No he didnt. A UN official originally said that a small portion of Elons wealth could end world hunger, and then Elon responded with his challenge to show him a plan.
No this is Elon twisting facts because he's just a disingenuous troll.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/26/economy/musk-world-hunger-wfp-intl/index.html

This is the article Elon pounced on. Note the correction.

-- Correction: An earlier version of this story's headline incorrectly stated that the director of the UN's food scarcity organization believes 2% of Elon Musk's wealth could solve world hunger. He believes it could help solve world hunger.

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LordoftheMorons
04/25/22 5:27:38 PM
#47:


His stated ideas for changing the site are incredibly stupid:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1518677066325053441?s=21

For instance, making Twitters algorithm open source and defeating the spambots are in direct opposition. And if he actually eliminates all or most moderation on the site itll be end up being like 4chan (which the vast majority of users actually dont want, so it would eventually be reversed after trashing the site).

Im also not sure exactly what authenticating all humans means, but if it means youll no longer be able to have an anonymous account I would certainly stop using mine.

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redrocket
04/25/22 5:29:50 PM
#48:


I am all for watching the dumpster fire that a mainstream 4chan would be. Please pass the popcorn.

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RyoCaliente
04/25/22 5:32:08 PM
#49:


Nanis23 posted...
The vast majority of Twitter users are left wing
And left wing people hate Musk because they think he is a right wing ass
So I can't understand how one can say Twitter is already gross and will be even worse
Like, make up your mind, which side are you on?

I am on the side of the abolition of Twitter. It's the peak of bubble-think and ignoring the limited characters the other party can use.

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red sox 777
04/25/22 5:33:25 PM
#50:


LordoftheMorons posted...
His stated ideas for changing the site are incredibly stupid:

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1518677066325053441?s=21

For instance, making Twitters algorithm open source and defeating the spambots are in direct opposition. And if he actually eliminates all or most moderation on the site itll be end up being like 4chan (which the vast majority of users actually dont want, so it would eventually be reversed after trashing the site).

Im also not sure exactly what authenticating all humans means, but if it means youll no longer be able to have an anonymous account I would certainly stop using mine.

I doubt it means you can't have an anonymous account. It probably means you can't impersonate others (like Russian troll farms).

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