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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Josh_R, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

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    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/01/19/bankrupt-solyndra-caught-destroying-brand-new-parts/
    Video at the link
     
  2. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    I love how they owed US taxpayers to give them to this guy. Because he will use them for the public good. I bet his whole existence is government funded, just like Solyndra's was.
     
  3. Josh_R

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    Haha, great point.
     
  4. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Shouldn't the anger be at the bankruptcy court judge for ordering the items be destroyed? Or should I just skip the arguments and post the Miley Cyrus pic.
     
  5. Josh_R

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    It should be at all involved: the government for giving away $1/2 billion, the company for NOT including the millions of dollars of glass tubes in the auctions that were held to sell off assets, and the judge for not ordering them to try to sell them to SOMEONE.
    Why don't you just save your time and say that no part of the Solyndra scandal interests you because it's "not that much money", or because it was Obama, or because sometimes investments fail, etc?
     
  6. Don the Radio Guy

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    The bankruptcy judge didn't give half a billion dollars to a bunch of scam artists that made the right campaign donations.
     
  7. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    Just waiting to see how far into the discussion we get until one of the usual geniuses blames Obama for the judge making a decision regarding the disposition of these specific items.
     
  8. whiskeyguy

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    Well, it doesn't really matter, because the way the loan was structured the taxpayers never would have a shot at those assets anyway. It was very nice of the Obama administration to give bondholders and stockholders first dibs on assets, even though that always goes to lenders.
     
  9. Josh_R

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    Yeah but he did the opposite to the GM bondholders...
     
  10. Party Rooster

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    Seems like the glass tubes would be a pretty custom design, what could they have been used for?
     
  11. Don the Radio Guy

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    Way to ignore the obvious point that he's responsible for the shitty company wasting tax dollars in the first place.
     
  12. Josh_R

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    Building cylindrical solar panels?

     
  13. Creasy Bear

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    They could be used to prove that they're no better than the cheapass flat solar panels we have now... so quick... destroy the evidence.



    Solyndra Snake Oil Salesman: Look at this amazing, revolutionary cylindrical solar panel! I'll sell it to your for a kajillon dollars!

    Taxpayer: How it that expensive cylindrical panel better than the cheap flat panels we have now?

    Solyndra Snake Oil Salesman: Well.. it's cylindrical, init?
     
  14. MrAbovePar

    MrAbovePar En Taro Anthony

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    The bankruptcy judge didn't order them destroyed. He allowed for it because Solyndra misrepresented the case to him.
     
  15. steve500

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    Anyone care to clarify exactly which Solyndra donors gave Obama how much? I've seen the accusations, but all I've found were weak links.


    The more I researches Solyndra, the more I realized that they actually had something good going on.

    Basically, all prior solar panels were made from silicon, which cost a shit ton at the time. Solyndra's solution cost literally 1/10th of that - until silicon prices unexpectedly dropped + the chinamen started cranking out their own panels. Suddenly, Solyndra's solution cost more, and they went bankrupt.

    There's no denying that the CEO was an asshat for pocketing the $80 million, but I can't say I wouldn't have done the same thing if my company closed down out of the blue. And it wasn't just "Obama" (actually, Bush was rushing to extend the loan before he left office, but the DOE held things up a bit), even the likes of Warren Buffet were showering them with money.



    It amazing that the President who "allowed"* the entire housing market to collapse get a pass but one who was trying to develop clean energy & loses half a billion is the bad guy.

    *I really don't think either president had much to do with either.
     
  16. Party Rooster

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    See THP's post. So in a museum or an academic setting to show how NOT to do it? It'll look great next to the Apple Newtons, Crystal Pepsi, and the Betamax.
     
  17. MayrMeninoCrash

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  18. MrAbovePar

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    Splitting hairs? Calling your response a load of ignorant horseshit instead of "typical MayrMeninoCrash" would be splitting hairs.

    The judge didn't order shit destroyed.
     
  19. Josh_R

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    The one guy said he had already bought some fully assembled models and they were selling well on e-bay because he was able to sell them for what they were worth instead of some astronomical price. Also, the professor guy said that they were better than flat panels because they track the motion of the sun without having to actually move.
     
  20. Party Rooster

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    You're confusing the glass for the completed solar panels (where the glass is part of the component).

    Like I said, glass is not malleable and is a lot different than just retooling some metal part and I think it was probably a pretty custom fit. Might have been cheaper to just to scrap it and recycle the glass and be done with it.
     
  21. VMS

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    1.) I'm ok with destroying the glass. Let's face it: nobody wants it and nobody can use it. In any business situation, you'll end up spending a shitload of money on something that nobody else can ever use for anything. Sucks, but that's the way it is.

    2.) The Right is just using this to bring up Solyndra again and keep beating President Obama with it. To keep bringing up the story, over and over again, to keep reminding people that the President might have been involved in a giant fuck-up that cost the US government a shitload of money.

    I'm ok with that, too.
    :action-sm
     
  22. MayrMeninoCrash

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    Which part don't you agree with, "Judge" or "Order"?
     
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    I'd rather bring up the Larry Sinclair story, HOT
     
  24. MrAbovePar

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    Holy shit. Please tell me this is an act. You really can't be this god-damned fucking retarded. Hit "ctrl" and "f" and look for the word "order". You won't find it you stupid partisan dumbass because the judge did not order shit destroyed. The trustee asked for permission. I don't know what school you flunked out of because you were so busy stroking yourself in gym class that you couldn't be bothered to learn to read but when you ask permission you're not asking for an order. You're asking to be allowed to do something.

    When you asked your stepfather for permission to suck his cock and he told you "sure", that doesn't mean he ordered you to suck his cock. And he sure as hell didn't ask for you to swallow his load and lick him clean after but you're such a go-getter you did that all by your own volition.
     
  25. MayrMeninoCrash

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    When someone petitions the court to do something, who grants or denies that petition, and in what form does his ruling take? Do you think the trustee just stepped up to a "Law-bot 3000" and waited for the yes or no light to illuminate when he made his request? Stop being obtuse, mister wordsmith.

    And as for that other gay fantasy you've got in your head, hey, to each his own I guess. Have at it Gipper!
     

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