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Let’s Review 72: Elon ( Getting High on His Own Supply) Musk Memorial Edition

“The Lift that never lets you down” Perma-Lift Brassiers: The Cone Shaped Bra That Madonna Made Commonplace in the 1980s 

“I’m from the Leather District.” San Francisco has a new neighborhood for the SF geography game The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on a resolution Tuesday that would create the Leather and LGBTQ District in part of the city’s South of Market neighborhood. “I’m from the Leather District.” “Really? Were there once tanneries there, or are there a lot of leather-goods stores?” “I guess you could say the latter. It’s home to more S&M bars per square block than any other city in the world!” “You must be so proud.”

San Francisco ‘Finally Kind of Melting Down’ “I cannot have my family down here, I can’t have visitors. I can, but I don’t choose to, have my nieces come here,” he said. “It’s horrifying for my family to walk down the street here.”

Why are so many Democrats shocked when a Republican is elected president? Because, as they themselves say, they “don’t know anyone” who voted for the Republican. The primary reason for this is the people in their life who voted for Donald Trump—professional colleagues, and even friends and relatives—are afraid to tell them.

Tulipmania: An Overblown Crisis? | … at the beginning of February 1637, Holland was awash with ecstatic paper millionaires.

Graffiti, like those tattoos on the neck of your local Whole Foods cashier, is not just another form of cultural expression: it’s a sign of a disorderly mind, the kind of mind that brings about social degradation.

When one side in politics plays dirty and violates established rules and norms (which flow from our Constitution and our history as a nation), the solution is not to whine that it’s happening and then get skittish about fighting back—it’s to fight back. Make the other side pay a price for its repellent practices. Impose costs for undesired and dangerous behavior.

Since the foolish decision to desegregate schools, it has been a game of Old Maid, as school districts and municipalities employ clever ways to dump their unwanted blacks onto some other sucker. The future will have that plus rules to keep the children of ice people trapped in their schools. In time, a Democrat administration will create rules that prevent whites from moving away from blacks in order to “balance the schools.”

LILEKS (James) :: the lefty side of the culture spent the last half-century demeaning all the “phony” rules of decorum and applauding the poke in the sternum, the F word, the humiliation of the ideal of self-restraint, and this is what you got. You thought everyone would be hippies and hippies would be mellow. You got a hundred million Abbie Hoffmans.

The elites of Pueblo Bonito The handful of families that remained in Pueblo Bonito, super-elites all, turned the place into a ceremonial center. These people had achieved their ideal of complete social separation. They were a vanguard that no one followed, monarchs that ruled over a great human silence.

If the United States were a garden or a field, it would not be a healthy plot of dirt. America is like a 1930s dryland farm in the Oklahoma panhandle. Back then, unknowing farmers recklessly stripped the land down, turning it into massive fields of dirt deserts.

MOTUS A.D.After legendary hip-hop artist Kanye West expressed his support for President Donald Trump on Twitter, igniting a firestorm of controversy, liberals reminded the nation that everyone needs to respect minorities’ opinions until the exact moment those opinions contradict their own.

Getting High on His Own Supply Elon Musk acted like a jerk, and Tesla stock paid the price – MarketWatch It only got weirder from there. In his conference-call introduction, Musk confused per-week and per-day production figures, described a “super complicated” robot Tesla designed and built before realizing it could not perform its unnecessary function, then mentioned offhandedly that he planned to restructure the company this month — a disclosure he never revisited to provide more information. Tesla on Wednesday disclosed the largest quarterly loss in the history of a company known far and wide for losing vast sums of money, with a net loss of almost $785 million. The numbers still managed to beat expectations that have been repeatedly lowered for more than a year, which led Musk to take a victory lap on Twitter after losing more than three quarters of a billion dollars in three months.

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  • Gordon May 3, 2018, 11:06 AM

    I remember MaxedOutMama, may she start blogging again, commenting offhand that Tesla was built on imaginary numbers. This was about five years ago. As someone else noticed, he’s consumed about $5 billion in subsidies. Well, he does appear to have created a good rocket company.

    Perhaps San Francisco can now create the fudgepacker district, the pubic floss district, and the popper district. Minneapolis keeps looking out there at SF as the model. We’re not there yet, but give them time. Of course, the homeless can’t piss and shit outside in the winter here, so there’s that.

  • John Venlet May 3, 2018, 11:17 AM

    Of course, the homeless can’t piss and shit outside in the winter here, so there’s that.

    I think Starbuck’s is going to cover that problem for the homeless.

  • Casey Klahn May 3, 2018, 11:23 AM

    Thanks for that taste picture, Gordon. The Fudgepacker District. If SNL were a comedy show, they’d pick that joke up and run with it. But, alas…

    Re: the conservative movement is in retrograde (kind of like the French armies movement to the rear in the world wars). Americans know everything the conservatives try to ignore. We see the irony in exonerating Hillary for wholesale e-mail destruction of evidence, and at the same time seeking to trap Trump for obstruction of what exactly? I note Drudge’s trenchant headline yesterday, in which Trump has hired Clinton’s impeachment lawyer. Whose woke now? We are, and the Left’s turdliness has never been more unacceptable.

  • Don Rodrigo May 3, 2018, 11:27 AM

    “”” Well, he does appear to have created a good rocket company “””

    Yes he did. An historically significant rocket company. But, in a fit of seeming impatience and hubris, he may sabotage that achievement with his ‘BFR’ (Big Falcon[fucking] Rocket), an order of magnitude jump for which there is no market, and that exemplifies “Too Big, Too Soon.”

    Musk, the ‘visionary’ created SpaceX with the ultimate goal of colonizing Mars in a big way. There lies the fatal flaw that could kill the most important event in the human quest for space. It is a sophomoric vision that he shares with a whole host of fools. Mars is not a good “second home” for humankind. Humans, biomedical results are showing, are not designed for living permanently off-Earth. As visitors, yes, even long-term visitors (a few years) if the space technologists would stop their stubborn resistance to artificial gravity and other aspects needed to extend healthy survival “out there.”

    The humans who will be “space-worthy” will be genetically modified — in ways not readily apparent — to live and reproduce, and thrive off-Earth. Even then, there won’t be the “trillions” that Bezos, the other megalomaniacal space gazzillionaire apparently claims there will be. There will be a symbiosis of altered humans and robotics/AI. The first extraterrestrials will be a version of “us.”

  • ghostsniper May 3, 2018, 2:09 PM

    Right. They have to be born out there, then, after about 10 subsequent generations do likewise they will start to be adapted.

    Any talk about colonizing Mars, without mentioning the already existing 50 years worth of colonization of the moon, is undeserving of serious attention. None of it will happen in my lifetime so it is a non-issue.

  • Fletcher Christian May 3, 2018, 4:30 PM

    Don Rodrigo: The issue of gravity is a serious one. It is extremely plain that microgravity is bad for human health, unless at some part in the future the definition of “human” is radically altered. Which might mean some sort of artificial gene-tweaking, or might mean gradual adaptation of low-gravity humans to space conditions. As an aside, evolutionary adaptation only works when the existing variance allows the adaptation to actually work. It’s quite possible that Bolivian Indians and native Tibetans are somewhat genetically distinct from the rest of humanity as an adaptation to altitude; it’s less clear that a population suddenly transferred from sea level to conditions like that of the upper slopes of Mount Everest would be viable.

    Which leaves open the possibility that humans might be able to adapt to the gravity of Mars or even the Moon. And it’s even less clear whether someone born and raised in either place would be able to survive Earth gravity. We really don’t know whether Earth-born humans can survive, long-term, in either place or whether, once so adapted, they could return to Earth. The work has simply not been done, even on animals.

    It might be useful to attempt to breed mice (for example) on a Mars-gravity centrifuge on the ISS and see what happens.

  • Sam L. May 3, 2018, 5:05 PM

    I’m pretty sure we could adapt to moon gravity.
    Having done so, I expect our bones would be much less dense and our muscles correspondingly weak.
    Returning to Earth, I’d expect Moon people to have to be bedridden so as not to overtax their hearts.
    Mainly because I’ve read Heinlein’s “The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress”.

  • John The River May 3, 2018, 5:22 PM

    1967 “Plastics!”
    2018 “Gravity!”
    Unless we find another way, “Spinning Up” is the likely way we can provide a gravity-like effect. Besides the medical reasons, the fact that the more G-forces the human body can tolerate, then the more acceleration the vessel can pour on. Go for more than one G in the living quarters, it’s better for the heart as well. Spin the habitat ring and at the same time generate your electric power.

  • ghostsniper May 3, 2018, 6:16 PM

    “…we can provide a gravity-like effect…”
    ================

    It’s not nice to (try to) fool mother nature.

    How long’s it take to get to Mars, long time right?
    Send specifically bred zygotes.
    Birthed, nurtured, educated by onboard robots.
    By the time they are 18, traveling at a far greater speed than regular humans can endure, they will be prepared in body and mind for the tasks ahead.
    And if it fails?
    So what, they’re “just” zygotes, not like full fledged human beings.
    Deplorable expendables.

    But if they succeed.
    That magic word “if”.