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by Brick
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Politics Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Politics Forum

There will be no politics forum despite the numerous requests for it over the past several years. Recent, current, and future efforts on this website concentrate 100% on boosting ad revenue.

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by Brick
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8347

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

The reason why college costs in the United States are so out of control is because the government got involved. By dishing out cheap loans, schools raised their tuition and fees knowing students could easily get loans to handle the increase costs. This created a vicious cycle....higher costs led to ...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: MAGA Fans Attack Two Teen Boys
Replies: 21
Views: 2017

Re: MAGA Fans Attack Two Teen Boys

When multiple local media outlets reported this incident, there was no mention about the victims being "drenched in blood" and no mention of the perps "telling us how Trump was going to take care of us immigrants". The only "news" story claiming these facts are from the...

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by Brick
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately
Replies: 78
Views: 5019

Re: Lucy Flores says Biden acted inappropriately

#MeTooUnlessTheyAreDemocrats

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

FI671 is indeed going to MSP.

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

CM476 has turned around and is going back to PTY. Gate space may be an issue at ORD since LH went to DTW and BA went to LAS. FI671 still has yet to divert, but I am sure it will. Also, it's looking like we will have two BA flights tomorrow to make up for today. Will this be the case with the LH and ...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

LH446 is going to DTW.

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Copa 476 PTY-DEN is in the air with an estimated arrival time around 8:00pm MDT. I wonder if the folks at DEN told them they expect to have a runway open by then. LH446 has made a hard left turn over northern Ontario but has not filed its diversion airport as far as I can tell. Just based on heading...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

BA219 is diverting to LAS. Interesting choice!

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

LH480 MUC-DEN is now diverting to ORD. I expect BA219 LHR-DEN and LH447 FRA-DEN to follow. All runways at DEN are still closed. I live in Colorado Springs and tried to get to work at DEN but had to turn around and go back home. I left before 11am, and just now got back home at 2pm. I made it about 1...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Icelandair still has their flight inbound as well. They departed after I made my post above. My guess is they will eventually go to MSP as conditions at DEN are not forecasted to have improved around their scheduled arrival time. The local media reported around 1:30pm MDT that all six runways at DE...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN
Replies: 42
Views: 9740

Re: 1,200+ flights cancelled at DEN

Yeah, DEN operations are done for the day. The latest weather report at 11:00am MDT had heavy snow, 0.15mi visibility, 400 foot ceilings, and winds 55mph sustained with gusts to 75mph. The only aircraft in the air bound for DEN at the moment are BA and the 2 LH flights. I'll be dollars to doughnuts ...

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by Brick
Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 8883

Re: Imperial System

There are two types of countries on this planet:

1. Those that use the metric system.
2. Those that have been to the moon.

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by Brick
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: BofA customer, waiting for the other shoe to drop
Replies: 16
Views: 1720

Re: BofA customer, waiting for the other shoe to drop

mham001 wrote:
I really don't care how much they smile as they steal your money.

And how exactly is a bank "stealing your money"? If you say anything about out of network ATM, overdraft, or returned item fees, these are completely voluntary fees.

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by Brick
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Re: Drone Spotted Over DUB - All Flights Temporarily Suspended

ELBOB wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
Not just somebody, but a skilled pilot.


Most pilots can't tell an A320 from a 737, you expect them to be any better distinguishing a drone from a hovering buzzard?

Or a trash bag floating in the wind. Which is what a BA pilot saw last year and reported it as a "drone".

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by Brick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Play Pinball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Do You Play Pinball?

http://pinballmap.com/regionless
https://pinside.com/pinball/map
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ER757 wrote:
Haven't done so in years but now you've got me thinking about it, I may have to seek out a place.


Check out these two sites to see what may be available in your area:

http://pinballmap.com/regionless
https://pinside.com/pinball/map

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by Brick
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Play Pinball?
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Do You Play Pinball?

I grew up frequently hanging out at the malls in the 1980s and spending a lot of quarters at the arcades playing pinball. I continued to play into the early 1990s at college. After I graduated and started a normal adult life, I rarely played as pinball machines rapidly disappeared from grocery store...

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by Brick
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anti-Kaepernick Sporting Goods Store out of Business
Replies: 35
Views: 2247

Re: Anti-Kaepernick Sporting Goods Store out of Business

Even before the whole Kaepernick happened, he was probably heading to this conclusion anyway. His store is located in a dying mall which has had a lot of shops close recently, especially the businesses that are competing with the "big boys" (Dicks Sporting Goods, Big 5, Walmart, Amazon, an...

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by Brick
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Skies over Denver (Feb 9,2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 905

Re: Skies over Denver (Feb 9,2019)

I didn't see anything unusual around that time (I am very close to Lone Tree). In the past, I have seen very bright, slow moving objects in the sky just after sunset. When I break out the binoculars, it is an aircraft overflying Denver that has a strong reflection from the sun that's hitting it at a...

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by Brick
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 92
Views: 8377

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Several news organizations have picked up from Twitter that on Monday Ruth Bader Ginsburg made her first public appearance since she had cancer surgery. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_law/ruth-bader-ginsburg-makes-first-public-appearance-since-cancer-surgery/2019/02/04/251d59f4-28cf-...

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by Brick
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Big Chill
Replies: 27
Views: 1289

Re: The Big Chill

The forecasted overnight low temperature for International Falls, Minnesota tonight is -49°F (-45°C) with wind chill values down to -65°F (-54°C)....holy crap that's cold!

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by Brick
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails
Replies: 34
Views: 2484

Re: GoFundMe for Trump’s Wall Fails

Imagine if the Democrats cared more for border security than getting illegals in for future Democrat votes, then people wouldn't have to resort to such actions.

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by Brick
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty
Replies: 156
Views: 12143

Re: 18 y/o Saudi girl in BKK arrested and in danger to get send back and face death penalty

She is going to have to spend the rest of her life always looking over her shoulder. I imagine it's not very hard for a male family member to get into Canada allowing them to eventually "right the wrong".

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by Brick
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl
Replies: 253
Views: 18332

Re: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: The It Girl

Santa Claus does appeal to many people I guess.

She knows how to speak her mind. Too bad it does not contain any content.

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by Brick
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 50
Views: 8699

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

No helicopter/VTOL forum until we get a desperately needed Politics forum!

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by Brick
Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: President Trump Missing
Replies: 96
Views: 4184

Re: President Trump Missing

He did lie to them about a raise and exposed SEAL team members, which is operationally verboten. Or did he declassify that information so he wouldn’t get the catcalls he so richly deserves. So out of the jaws of victory, Orange Turd snatches glory for himself and lumps of coal for everyone else. It...

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by Brick
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.
Replies: 39
Views: 2253

Re: Trump to 7-year old Kid: NO SANTA.

Just a storm in a teacup....

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by Brick
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Gatwick drone closures
Replies: 547
Views: 70223

Re: Gatwick drone closures

Can we stop talking about the registration of drones as being the end all solution to everything?

Vehicles have to be registered with every sale yet they are frequently used in the commission of a crime. All a bad guy has to do to harm with a drone is steal one....registration prevents nothing.

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by Brick
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact
Replies: 92
Views: 8377

Re: Health of Ruth B. Ginsburg: SCOTUS impact

Just last week all we heard about her is "she's in fine health". The following week, "oh, she has cancer".

Her team of doctors are working hard to keep her alive through the Trump presidency. Pretty soon she is just going to be a head in a jar like on Futurama.

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by Brick
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Discussing Russia and Ukraine on a.net
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Re: Discussing Russia and Ukraine on a.net

TheFlyingDisk wrote:
They shout at you, you respond to them politely.

Why even respond to them at all? Many users on here are completely incapable of conversing as an adult, so why even entertain them? Any response to them is just going to encourage them to escalate...

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by Brick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"
Replies: 79
Views: 2880

Re: Gender pay gap: "Women get 49¢ where dudes get a dollar"

So if you believe that women indeed do make significantly less than their male counterparts, then why isn't 100% of all new hiring only women? Wouldn't it make sense for a company to save money by only hiring women?

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by Brick
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!
Replies: 55
Views: 11802

Re: Air New Zealand’s Inaugural AKL-ORD Flight is Airborne!

NTLDaz wrote:
Who has preclearance? I know DUB and AUH - anyone else ?


SNN and numerous Canadian airports have US preclearance facilities.

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by Brick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Let's end Daylight Saving Time
Replies: 65
Views: 3696

Re: Let's end Daylight Saving Time

People travel many times a year across time zones and they are fine with it. But twice a year we change our clocks and it's an outrage... I don't get that.

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by Brick
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.
Replies: 40
Views: 2534

Re: Suspect taken into custody in mail bomb incident.

Trump supporter for sure https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43676292_2317067681698461_1949162777192955904_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=73ea2c4fb0605fc755a5eeaf6d25616e&oe=5C891E49 That's not the suspect that was taken into custody today. Hope the guy fries. ...

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by Brick
Thu Oct 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!
Replies: 74
Views: 3238

Re: Now: gender-neutral marketing for tissues!

If you are offended by a box of tissues that is described as "mansized", then you need to reevaluate your priorities.

What is the next that the always offended libs are going to go after? How about Manwich?

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by Brick
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing
Replies: 1339
Views: 35834

Re: Grassley Scraps Kavanuagh Hearing

Senator Collins nailed it! Finally, the latest Democrat/media circus comes to an end.

Good job Democrats exposing yourselves even further and taking a neutral judge and converting him into a conservative one!

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by Brick
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 3040

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

The law behind today's test requires FEMA to test the notification system at least every three years. So we'll get at least two more anti-Trump threads on here....one in 2021 and another in 2024.

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by Brick
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: POTUS cell phone harrasment
Replies: 60
Views: 3040

Re: POTUS cell phone harrasment

I knew this test message from FEMA was going to generate another anti-Trump thread on here. If you really want someone to blame, blame Obama as he is the one that signed the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Modernization Act of 2015 into law. Here is some bathroom reading about it: https:/...

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by Brick
Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta resumes operations after glitch grounds flights
Replies: 1
Views: 455

Re: Delta resumes operations after glitch grounds flights

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*sigh*

This thread has been on the front page for the past 12 hours:

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1404753

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by Brick
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct shire
Replies: 43
Views: 1674

Re: The correct shire

WarRI1 wrote:
Yorkshire where Robin Hood stole from the rich and shared with the poor. My kind of guy, what the hell they stole from the poor first. ;)


Robin Hood stole from the government and shared with the poor.

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by Brick
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about 767-300 N984AN
Replies: 2
Views: 1170

Re: Question about 767-300 N984AN

Imagery on Google was acquired in November 2016. The imagery on Bing is much older than that. I used to work on the Bing Maps program and the last time imagery of this area was acquired was likely prior to 2012. After 2014, Microsoft decided to sell off almost all of their mapping assets, so most of...

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by Brick
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor
Replies: 99
Views: 4788

Re: Cop walks into wrong apartment and kills neighbor

The local media where I live reported on this story last night and mentioned that the officer was intoxicated at the time of the shooting. That's why were hearing about probable manslaughter charges so soon into the investigation. If found to be true, being drunk while still in uniform is going to b...

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by Brick
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?
Replies: 11
Views: 4484

Re: How the heck did this type of baggage claim?

That was some good airplane porn....thanks for posting a link to that video!

The baggage claim at the 2:10 mark looks like to me it is LAX.

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by Brick
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 @ SFO
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: AA 777 @ SFO

It was N796AN which did a DFW-SFO-DFW run on Saturday. You saw it returning to DFW as AA1260.

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by Brick
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Supremely Screwed
Replies: 279
Views: 7759

Re: USSC Justice Kennedy announces retirement.

Republicans are going to want a nominee that is a scholar of the Constitution and will uphold the rule of law. I guess this seems to be "far right" to Democrats.

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by Brick
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Alternate Airport for KLAS
Replies: 20
Views: 2675

Re: Alternate Airport for KLAS

RNO, SLC, ONT, OAK, PHX, LAX, SMF....take your pick.

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1734

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

Nor does Tesla receive the $7,500/2,500, that is returned directly back to the taxpaying car buyer - of any electric. True, government rebates do go direct to the final purchaser, but Tesla still benefits from it. Any time the government offers rebates on anything on a large scale, the purchase pri...

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1734

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

What taxpayer funded government subsidies are those? Space? All of Musk's companies have received a total of 4.9 billion dollars in taxpayer funded government subsidies according to a study done by the LA Times back in 2015. Regarding electric cars, the Federal government kicks in $7500 toward each...

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by Brick
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s
Replies: 30
Views: 1734

Re: Internal documents reveal Tesla is blowing through an insane amount of raw material and cash to make Model 3s

salttee wrote:
Business Insider is clickbait extreme. I don't doubt that there are glitches, but AFIK Musk has enough taxpayer funded government subsidies financial resources to ride these problems out.


I fixed that sentence for you.

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