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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

Really tough call between Amazon or Walmart. Though since everyone's taking out Amazon, I'll go after Walmart. Walmart is all of America's worst traits in corporate form and basically given where I live, they've effectively made it so I've got to keep feeding the beast that's destroying small town USA.

Though if someone could take out Tesla and punch out Elon Musk, I'd really appreciate it. Poor Nikola Tesla...as if dying a penniless virgin despite inventing most of the tech that makes modern life possible wasn't bad enough, he's also associated with this douchecanoe. Nikola Tesla had more genius in his little finger than Musk could ever hope to over the course of his lifetime.

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Splinglebot wrote

tesla was a eugenicist

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RedEmmaSpeaks wrote

He was, but it doesn't change the fact that his inventions effectively revolutionized society. Tesla gave us alternating current, radio, radar, so much of the tech and principles that led to wireless communication and transistors. Tesla was a eugenicist, which makes him a colossal asshole, but again, he still deserves better than to be associated with Elon Musk.

Musk didn't even found Tesla Motors. He bought the company from the founders (aka the guys who actually did the engineering and cool stuff) and with the purchase, bought the right to call himself a founder. The engineers who actually founded the company, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning, are contractually forbidden from referring to themselves as the founders.

tl;dr, Musk is a rich asshole basically cosplaying as an entrepreneur, and everyone bought into it.

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