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#51 2022-05-30 11:16:46

kbd512
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Re: Right-wing outlets escalate anti-SpaceX propaganda campaign

SpaceNut,

The top 1 percent (taxpayers with AGI of $546,434 and above) earned 20.1 percent of total AGI in 2019 and paid 38.8 percent of all federal income taxes.  In 2019, the top 1 percent of taxpayers accounted for more income taxes paid than the bottom 90 percent combined.

YOU CAN TAKE EVERY CENT THEY HAVE, BUT NEVER COME CLOSE TO PAYING FOR THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT OUR GOVERNMENT SPENDS.  THIS IS BASIC MATH, EVEN IF YOUR IDEOLOGY PREVENTS YOU FROM "SEEING IT".  THIS IS ADD / SUBTRACT / MULTIPLY / DIVIDE, SKILLS EVERY AMERICAN CHILD SHOULD'VE LEARNED IN GRADE SCHOOL.  TAX THESE 1% PEOPLE AT 100%, AND YOU WILL NEVER COME CLOSE TO PAYING FOR THE AMOUNT OF SPENDING THAT YOUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES.

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#52 2022-08-11 04:01:13

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Re: Right-wing outlets escalate anti-SpaceX propaganda campaign

FCC Cancels $886 Million In Funding For SpaceX's Starlink

https://uk.pcmag.com/networking/141990/ … s-starlink

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#53 2022-08-11 07:44:04

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Re: Right-wing outlets escalate anti-SpaceX propaganda campaign

Mars_B4_Moon,

Actual users of the StarLink service, who commented on that article, said StarLink is both the cheapest and only realistic option for them, offering speeds well beyond what they had before.  Since Uncle Sam hands out money like candy for more dubious projects, naturally, any project that benefits the common man and woman has it's funding pulled.

I think this is yet another example where the Biden Administration has snubbed Elon Musk for not employing union labor.  No fundamentally new product is perfect out of the gate.  FCC should demand better or more consistent performance, as promised, but they can't demand something that can't be delivered or doesn't exist.

Democrats want those poor ignorant country folk to "learn to code", then take away their best tool to learn to do that.  Typical.  Isn't it funny how the right-wing benefited from StarLink, so now it's funding is going away?  None of those right-wingers had anything bad to say about the service they received from SpaceX, or Elon Musk, either.

This is about keeping poor people poor, no more and no less.

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#54 2023-08-16 13:54:35

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Re: Right-wing outlets escalate anti-SpaceX propaganda campaign

Beryl Howell judge with Trump derangement syndrome ( TDS) or maybe admires the McCarthy era or Spanish Inquisition or just hates Musk?

Judge accused Elon Musk of withholding Twitter data to ‘cozy up’ to Trump

https://nypost.com/2023/08/16/judge-acc … -to-trump/

At another point in the hearing, the judge also suggested Twitter was acting in Trump’s interest to make up for having kicked the 45th president off the platform following the riot.

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#55 2023-09-18 17:43:02

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Re: Right-wing outlets escalate anti-SpaceX propaganda campaign

SpaceX seeks to throw out Justice Department hiring practices case

https://spacenews.com/spacex-seeks-to-t … ices-case/

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#56 2024-04-06 04:49:00

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Re: Right-wing outlets escalate anti-SpaceX propaganda campaign

Biden Takes Aim at SpaceX’s Tax-Free Ride in American Airspace
https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/04/us/p … taxes.html

The uneasy truce between Donald Trump and Fox News
https://www.ft.com/content/b70cf25b-1f1 … 23913c3002

other players Rupert Murdoch and Disney

Led by Musk, Silicon Valley inches to the right
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/world/e … ke-4184531

‘Pathetic, low-IQ oaf’: Ex-Fox exec slams member of Trump’s family
https://www.nj.com/politics/2024/04/pat … mp-jr.html
Don Lemon wanted free ride on Elon Musk’s rocket to host ‘first podcast in space’ as part of wild list of demands: sources
https://nypost.com/2024/03/19/media/don … e-sources/

Former CNN, submitted a wish list that included demands for a free Cybertruck in contract talks with X before he was unceremoniously dumped last week
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/don-lemon-wan … 34384.html

another crazy headline to quote

Inside SpaceX’s tax-free ride in American airspace
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/i … -airspace/

Elon Musk's Pre-Election Declaration Sparks Speculation: Is SpaceX CEO Endorsing Trump
https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/elon-musks-pr … mp-1724124

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