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‘It’s Infuriating’ – Woman Shares What It’s Like To Be Elon Musk’s SpaceX Neighbor
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‘It’s Infuriating’ – Woman Shares What It’s Like To Be Elon Musk’s SpaceX Neighbor

You know what they say―you can’t choose your family or your neighbors. As it turns out, Elon Musk is not the kind of neighbor you’d wish to have in your quiet neighborhood.

Praised by many for his business skills and declared as one of the world’s “great geniuses” by Donald Trump, Elon Musk received some harsh words from a woman living in a small community of Boca Chica, Texas, near which some of the SpaceX company operations are based. With support from the state government, SpaceX came to the remote beach community at the southernmost end of Texas in 2014. The Boca Chica community has a tiny population of 26 and already has a history of its inhabitants complaining about SpaceX operations.

Speaking at an event, Elon Musk reportedly said earlier this year: “We are working with the residents of Boca Chica Village because we think over time it’s going to be quite disruptive. The actual danger is low to Boca Chica Village, but it’s not tiny. So, therefore, we want super-tiny risk. So probably over time, it’s better to buy out the villagers.”

However, not all of the villagers were “bought out”. One of them told Esquire: “They don’t want us here because it’s costing them money to have us here. But we were here first. This is where we thought we were going to live until we died.”

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Yesterday, one woman shared a thread on what it’s like to live next to the SpaceX operations center

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A Texan writer, Rachel Monroe, has shared on Twitter about what it’s like to live in Boca Chica―the area where Elon Musk based some of the operations of his SpaceX company. The thread received a lot of attention, now counting more than 40k likes and 16k retweets. However, not everyone was in agreement with the tweet’s author and defended Musk. “No, that’s not an accurate headline – it’s another “hit piece” – many people just want to demonize and denigrate him and other successful people. It keeps them focused on an “us vs. them” narrative and be perpetually unhappy,” one of Musk supporters wrote.

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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To set this absolutely straight: Mr. Musk's contributions to human progress, technology, economy, culture and so on are not the primary object of interest here, it is his relationship to his own promises. You can't weigh this against that and, if the result is positive, have lower standards on his reliability. This is not special about Musk, neither in his favor nor against him, this is just basic human decency that is to be applied by people running successful companies, too. If I cause my local grocery store to gain 50 € out of the stuff I buy and pay, I cannot be allowed to take stuff worth up to 50 € for free either. I can't say I exceeded a speed limit intended to make the road safer, and for nothing happened am not to be punished. No one of us can do so, only those who are rich enough to pay for alternatives are given the permission not to have to, allegedly for "human progress" or something alike. In cases of emergency ... all is different. Regular operations are not.

elfin
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of Mr. Musk's contributions are done for the good of Mr. Musk.

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AA Matty
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with this chick and this is a case where a woman isn't being a "Karen". Elon Musk is being the Karen. Not only is he engaging in behavior that wouldn't be remotely tolerated from any other citizen who have lived there for years, but he is dramatically rising all of the housing and living costs. Sure after annoying the shit out of senior citizens, selling their property for 3x times what they paid for will be great for them, but in the long term it will effectively price out what is left of middle class. Look at Silicon Valley. Before it became Silicon Valley, a person working a regular job could buy a house and the spouse could stay home and take of the family if the person so choosed, now good luck having a pair of married engineers finding a decent house under $1,000,000. I have heard of people renting out tents in people backyards for $1,000 a month.

Curt Thurston
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Stannous Flouride
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's what happens when you give a stoner all the money they need to explore their hare-brained schemes.

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DC
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

To set this absolutely straight: Mr. Musk's contributions to human progress, technology, economy, culture and so on are not the primary object of interest here, it is his relationship to his own promises. You can't weigh this against that and, if the result is positive, have lower standards on his reliability. This is not special about Musk, neither in his favor nor against him, this is just basic human decency that is to be applied by people running successful companies, too. If I cause my local grocery store to gain 50 € out of the stuff I buy and pay, I cannot be allowed to take stuff worth up to 50 € for free either. I can't say I exceeded a speed limit intended to make the road safer, and for nothing happened am not to be punished. No one of us can do so, only those who are rich enough to pay for alternatives are given the permission not to have to, allegedly for "human progress" or something alike. In cases of emergency ... all is different. Regular operations are not.

elfin
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Most of Mr. Musk's contributions are done for the good of Mr. Musk.

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AA Matty
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree with this chick and this is a case where a woman isn't being a "Karen". Elon Musk is being the Karen. Not only is he engaging in behavior that wouldn't be remotely tolerated from any other citizen who have lived there for years, but he is dramatically rising all of the housing and living costs. Sure after annoying the shit out of senior citizens, selling their property for 3x times what they paid for will be great for them, but in the long term it will effectively price out what is left of middle class. Look at Silicon Valley. Before it became Silicon Valley, a person working a regular job could buy a house and the spouse could stay home and take of the family if the person so choosed, now good luck having a pair of married engineers finding a decent house under $1,000,000. I have heard of people renting out tents in people backyards for $1,000 a month.

Curt Thurston
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Stannous Flouride
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He's what happens when you give a stoner all the money they need to explore their hare-brained schemes.

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