Elon Musk, What's up with that dude?

Discussion in 'Present & Current Events' started by Wade, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. AD1184

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    And he admits to taking Ambien as well, which is also psychoactive. The manufacturer says that Ambien is not to be taken unless you are able to get eight hours of sleep (which Musk implies he is not).

    Any one of these drugs are bad enough on their own, but in combination who knows what effect they could be having on someone's behaviour. However, Musk has exercised a choice in taking these substances and it does not make him less responsible for his actions, but more responsible.
     
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  2. Shadowprophet

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    I've always thought that if someone gets drunk or high and commits some sort of crime they are still at fault for their actions, So yeah, I'm in agreeance that someone shouldn't be able to use an excuse like they were on medication and it caused them to create the said mistake.
     
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    Tesla’s short interest currently stands at $9.6 billion, which corresponds to 24.96% of the company.
    If he missteps on twitter and the shares drop 5% that's 2 billion the shorters make.
    I absolutely don't say he is doing it on purpose to make a quick buck, shorting his own company would be illegal.
     
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    Drinking alcohol with Ambien will in many cases raise blood pressure and amplify other side effects from Ambien use...

    What Are the Side Effects of Ambien?

    Dangers of Mixing Ambien and Alcohol

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    He could still get in trouble for what he said about going private even if he didn't benefit personally. I think that is likely to already be being investigated by the SEC.
     
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    Right. Mixing different psychoactive substances is a recipe for disaster - not just in terms of aberrant behaviour but the potential health risks. Also alcohol has so many modes of action that it pretty much interacts with pretty much any drug (even those which aren't psychoactive). Best to just not take alcohol at all if you are taking anything else.
     
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  8. Wade

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    And it was in within that story that I found out that Musk was involved in yet another company/founding technology, the creation of a company looking into the melding of man and machine (Nueralink) well, artificial intelligence. I never heard this. The thing is I find it strange he should should be keen on going down this path yet along with Gates, is sounding off alarm bells about contact with species from another civilizations. The thing is I find it counter intuitive to hold two different tacks. If you're keen in one, I'd think you'd be keen in all.
     
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  11. Standingstones

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    Tesla’s stock price took a nose dive shortly after a couple of officers of the company left and Musk and Rogan were puffing on a doobie. Probably bad timing Elon.
     
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    Taking one hit is not smoking marijuana, he goes on how it is counter to his personality as he likes to be ultra productive and marijuana does nothing for him. What I took out of it, is that he doesn't smoke marijuana or not a user at least.

    Taking a hit from Joe or at a party is not the same as a regular user nor should we label it as such.

    He is an alien, right, really nails down the interview. You've managed to pick the two most irrelevant parts nivek. Anyway, lot of talking points to discuss besides.
     
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    The recent discussion in THIS thread was his alleged pot smoking, which he obviously does, you count one puff that the public saw as nothing but who knows what goes on behind closed doors now...That is what his investors and shareholders will be thinking...Smoking pot may be irrelevant to you but I would assume it is very relevant to his investors, shareholders, and business partners...

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    Do you guys think he'll lose his CEO position?
     
  15. Wade

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    I think he's going to come under the gun , I'm sure hes going to be under pressure to not stick his neck out and keep his nose out of other things and just build cars.
     
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    The US Air Force isn't amused. I read in this morning's paper that they don't allow people holding security clearances to indulge in doobage and are investigating.

    Henry Ford this guy ain't.
     
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  18. Wade

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    Still this is where we are. We now have newspaper stories discussing whether his personal habits (smoking some substance) is grounds for having his heretofore unquestioned trust done away with. I'm sure he's kind of thinking "What the hell happened? Where did I go wrong"?
     
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  19. Wade

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  20. Standingstones

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    I watched the Joe Rogan podcast. I suggest you watch it as well. I only knew of Musk by what is written in the news about him. One thing is for sure, this guy is a genius and he thinks deeply about various subjects.

    I found the whole thing about drinking and puffing on a joint to be overblown. As far as officers of the company leaving, you can always get another accountant, you can't find inovative geniuses everywhere.
     
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    in the best case yes
    in the worst case he will pull a howard hughes and will be found dead in some shady alley
     

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