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Elon Musk‘s Starlink sets up shop on the Isle of Man


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14 minutes ago, Utah 01 said:

Anything that contributes anything to the coffers has to be encouraged unless you want the Rock to rapidly transform itself into a peat-bog in the middle of the Irish Sea.

That's the issue though. Knowing our lot the GMTP will end up paying for it with more CS positions to "manage" the smoke blowing.

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5 minutes ago, Andy Onchan said:

That's the issue though. Knowing our lot the GMTP will end up paying for it with more CS positions to "manage" the smoke blowing.

We shouldn't need any more, theoretically - we should be able to use the ones currently allocated to managing the other ventures in the "space cluster".

Like the one that's under tarpaulins in JCK's yard at Balthane...

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2 hours ago, Andy Onchan said:

And the tangible benefits for the Island will be what?

Annual Filing Fees and some work for the Corporate Service Providers.

I would love there to be loads of jobs but we have to face reality. If this venture is successful then the island may get some crumbs from the big table. 

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It's a small bit of useful business - not the future salvation of the IOM economy or the next big thing.  (Some people are getting carried away here because Elon Musk's name is on the story.) 

The real story is that lots of little bits of important day to day work are done here, typically unnoticed - adding up to a whole. The point is that it isn't a major breakthrough for the economy - but nor is anyone serious saying that it is. It's just some good work.

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17 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

Getting Elon Musk to put in a bid for the whole lock stock and barrel of the Island, installing him as a benevolent dictator would potentially be the saviour of the place.

He’s the greatest visionary of our time, and anyone that can get a rocket to land on its tail gets my vote.

If you want the sort of guy who deliberately tanks stock prices so he can buy loads of it to be installed as a dictator, do it somewhere you live.

 

He's not the sort of person you'd want to work for, never mind live under.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/16/elon-musk-once-worried-unsworth-may-be-another-jeffrey-epstein.html

https://nypost.com/2018/07/21/elon-musk-is-a-total-fraud/?utm_source=reddit.com

https://www.pivotalcapitalresearch.com/post/elon-musk-is-a-con-artist-tesla-s-full-self-driving-scam-revisited

 

Not to mention all the sketchy stuff he did around Coronavirus and his employees.

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10 minutes ago, HeliX said:

If you want the sort of guy who deliberately tanks stock prices so he can buy loads of it to be installed as a dictator, do it somewhere you live.

That said - it's been fun watching him winding up the Bitcoin maximalists this year. 

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44 minutes ago, HeliX said:

If you want the sort of guy who deliberately tanks stock prices so he can buy loads of it to be installed as a dictator, do it somewhere you live.

 

He's not the sort of person you'd want to work for, never mind live under.

wwwxfj7c58161.png?width=594&auto=webp&s=

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/16/elon-musk-once-worried-unsworth-may-be-another-jeffrey-epstein.html

https://nypost.com/2018/07/21/elon-musk-is-a-total-fraud/?utm_source=reddit.com

https://www.pivotalcapitalresearch.com/post/elon-musk-is-a-con-artist-tesla-s-full-self-driving-scam-revisited

 

Not to mention all the sketchy stuff he did around Coronavirus and his employees.

Now is a time to try men of force and vision , and not to be confined to those considered thoroughly safe by conventional standards.

trust me, I’ve sufficient interest still on island to desire its success. We need folk like Musk to start to carve a new way for the world - disruptors and challengers. Micro nations need these most of all in order to thrive.

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1 minute ago, Derek Flint said:

Now is a time to try men of force and vision , and not to be confined to those considered thoroughly safe by conventional standards.

trust me, I’ve sufficient interest still on island to desire its success. We need folk like Musk to start to carve a new way for the world - disruptors and challengers. Micro nations need these most of all in order to thrive.

The only "force" Elon Musk is of is himself. He's not a man of vision either, he just buys companies and brands himself founder. Everything Musk now heads already existed without him.

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17 hours ago, Derek Flint said:

Getting Elon Musk to put in a bid for the whole lock stock and barrel of the Island, installing him as a benevolent dictator would potentially be the saviour of the place.

He’s the greatest visionary of our time, and anyone that can get a rocket to land on its tail gets my vote.

On 8/1/2021 at 12:32 PM, Roger Mexico said:

Given the embarrassing way that Musk fanboys tend to behave at the best of times and the embarrassing way in which the IOMG tends to behave when confronted with anyone remotely resembling a 'celebrity', we're never going to be able to uncurl our toes again, aren't we?

 

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39 minutes ago, HeliX said:

The only "force" Elon Musk is of is himself. He's not a man of vision either, he just buys companies and brands himself founder. Everything Musk now heads already existed without him.

Except it didn't. You can sip the woke Kool Aid all you like. But he is a visionary and innovator greater than anyone we already have on the island. 

We need people like this to pull the island up by the boot straps and get us on a suitable heading. 

Most of the critics probably think the industrial revolution happened with out a few eggs being cracked. 

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15 minutes ago, AlanShimmin said:

Except it didn't. You can sip the woke Kool Aid all you like. But he is a visionary and innovator greater than anyone we already have on the island. 

We need people like this to pull the island up by the boot straps and get us on a suitable heading. 

Most of the critics probably think the industrial revolution happened with out a few eggs being cracked. 

Should be easy enough for you to evidence, what didn't exist before him that now exists as a result of him?

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