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Porkins Policy Radio episode 159 Inside Tesla, Solar City, and Elon Musk with Artisan Loaf

Long time listener and friend Nick aka @ArtisanLoaf joins me this week. We discussed Elon Musk, his various companies, and his strange and often bad business practices. We started off by talking briefly about Musk’s privileged upbringing in South Africa. We talked about Musk’s first big start with PayPal and his business relationship with Peter Thiel. We then moved onto Tesla and the way the company has been run. We discussed the poor business model that the company has employed under the leadership of Musk. Nick talked about the major financial problems that Tesla has had since Musk took over. We also touched on the problems with Musk’s vision for electric cars and the limitations that Tesla has imposed on themselves as a company.

In the second hour we talked about Musk’s shady acquisition of Solar City. We talked about the possible use of fraud when Solar City rolled out their non-existent solar roof panels. We also touched on the conflict of interest involved in Musk acquiring Solar City, and his pattern of similar behavior over the years. Later Nick talked about the recent SEC suit against Musk. He explained the serious problems that Musk has again created for Tesla. We finished off by touching on the concept of Musk as a cut-rate Howard Hughes, and the cult like devotion to Elon Musk and his vision for humanity. Nick will be returning to the show in a few weeks to expand on these ideas.

Download PPR episode 159

Show Notes:

@ArtisanLoaf

Inside “Steel Pulse,” The Project That Became Elon Musk’s Solar Roof

SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive will leave Tesla, following his brother

Tesla, Elon Musk Cannot Dismiss Shareholder Claims Over SolarCity Acquisition

Tesla to cut nearly 20 percent of its SolarCity installation locations

Elon Musk Charged With Securities Fraud for Misleading Tweets

Tesla’s Board Backs Musk as SEC Sues, Seeks Ouster Over Tweets

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Porkins Policy Radio episode 79 Jane Doe 43 Lawsuit Against Jeffrey Epstein

Today we cover the latest lawsuit against convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. This lawsuit was filed by Jane Doe 43 and accuses Epstein, Ghislane Maxwell, Sarah Kellen, Lesley Groff, and Natalya Malyshev, of being involved in a criminal sex trafficking enterprise. I talk mainly about the criminal complaint filed by Jane Doe 43 and what it reveals about Epstein and his operation. I talk about the hierarchical structure that Jane Doe 43 describes, and the various roles that the named individuals were tasked with. I touch on the mysterious case of Sarah Kellen: a known figure in Epstein’s entourage who has since changed her name and married NASCAR driver Brian Vickers. I explore the process through which Jane Doe 43 (and presumably other young women) was initiated into Epstein’s sex trafficking enterprise and what was expected of her. I also discuss the fact that Natalya Malyshev was not only a paid recruiter but also a victim of Epstein’s. I talk about how this is an example of the complexity of this case and the practice of sexual exploitation and trafficking.

I also discuss some of the darker sides of professional modeling and Epstein’s connections to MC2 modeling agency. Later I discuss why this particular case may actually have some real momentum behind it. I end the episode by giving an update on Virginia Guiffre’s defamation suit against Ghislane Maxwell. I also mention the insertion of Trump Troll Mike Cernovich into that case any the significance of that.

Download PPR episode 79

Show Notes:

Jane Doe 43 Criminal Complaint

Jeffrey Epstein Scandal: Women with new identities run firms from Epstein linked properties

Bribery, gay porn, and copyright trolls: The rise and fall of lawyer Marc Randazza

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