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By stevelup
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Sure, not defending Musk as such - his attitude to this right from the start has been bizarre to say the least, if not dangerous.

But I can also understand where he is coming from - it seems pretty dumb that a modern manufacturing plant can't be up and running. It's not beyond the wit of man to put in place suitable mitigations.
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By skydriller
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Yet many in Europe are ridiculing Americans who suggest that their economy is important and have protested they dont want a lockdown. Here in highly populated Europe we tend to forget that the vast majority of the US is not in any way like here.
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By stevelup
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Well, just to be clear, I'm not suggesting there shouldn't be a lockdown there - it's clear though that there isn't much pragmatism being applied.

I don't believe here we ever prevented manufacturing (of any kind) from being halted?

There's a balance to be found...
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By GrahamB
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Paraphrased quote from the BBC2 series of DEVS which has just finished - 'The trouble with the heads of Tech companies is that they all end up thinking they are the Messiah'.

Brilliant series BTW - I'm surprised it's not been mentioned elsewhere on the forum yet.
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By Miscellaneous
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GrahamB wrote:'The trouble with the heads of Tech companies is that they all end up thinking they are the Messiah'.

Wouldn't be surprised if they had Musk in mind when they came up with that one, very apt. :lol:
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By Flyin'Dutch'
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Musk is a prime example of being brilliant at some things and pretty rubbish at others; that is why most companies and relationships work best if there are complementary traits and skills in the mix.
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