Musk: Tesla can rebuild Puerto Rico power grid

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    You know, you really are a filthy piece of lying shit. Musk has achieved major milestones in making rockets that are far less costly to operate than previously.

    SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

    SpaceX has landed yet another one of its Falcon 9 rockets after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 12:31PM ET, bound for the International Space Station. Around eight minutes after takeoff, the majority of the vehicle landed back on solid ground off the Florida coast. It marks the 14th successful rocket landing for SpaceX, and the sixth time a Falcon 9 has successfully touched on solid ground post-launch.

    In fact, SpaceX has yet to lose a rocket during a ground landing. The company has lost a few vehicles during ocean landings, when the rockets attempted to touch down on autonomous drone ships at sea. But all six Falcon 9s that have landed on solid ground have touched down just fine at SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 — a ground-based landing site at Cape Canaveral.

    SPACEX HAS YET TO LOSE A ROCKET DURING A GROUND LANDING
    Today’s launch was the first for SpaceX in over a month. The brief hiatus was partly due to a temporary closure of the Eastern Range — the areas on the East Coast that support rocket launches. The sites at Cape Canaveral underwent some maintenance last month, and there have not been any launches out of the United States since SpaceX’s previous mission to the ISS in early July.
     
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    “The Tesla team has done this for many smaller islands around the world, but there is no scalability limit, so it can be done for Puerto Rico too,” Musk said.
     
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    Why does Musk hate Puerto Ricans so much?
     
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    You are a curmudgeon Henry, but a funny one.
     
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    Did Elon give a number for his magnanimity?
     
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    The logical basis of capitalism is doing well while doing good. If Musk can give Puerto Rico energy independence, and create a more robust grid, then does he not deserve to make a profit? And what is this 'Conservative' hate of made in America new technology? Really, what is it with you 'Conservative' assholes? Musk have given us the leading edge automobile, far ahead of any made in any other nation, one that is made in America, far more than any other, and is a mid-size luxury sedan capable of beating million dollar sports cars to the legal limit. You assholes just cannot stand American success.

    Musk is this centuries Edison, and I wish him success in all his endeavors. And that does include financial success.
     
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    I'm sorry if financial facts are not your bailiwick rock. Musk is no Edison by a long shot. What has he invented? Some people are just easily conned.
     
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    The militia of the territory of Puerto Rico, can use increased capacitance to their energy grid; substations could be built for energy storage and house a battalion sized population in case of emergency.
     

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