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Comments I made onto Electrek that it never published

Ulmo

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Jan 19, 2016
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Vienna Woods, Aptos, California
Here are some of the comments I made onto Electrek that it never published, using the Disqus system. Notice that "Disqus" is misspelled, so that means it is trying to fool us into thinking it's for discussion, but they don't want it to be for discussion.

Tesla deployed over 300 Powerwalls in Hawaiian schools to cool down hot classrooms
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New desalination technology turns the world’s oceans into unlimited lithium mine (+drinking water)
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Tesla is again trying to convince Connecticut to let them sell their cars, opposition is still strong
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The text photo is larger than a screenshot, so I copy and paste the actual text:

Brainstorming:

How important is it to Tesla that they direct sell? Can't they set up specific state franchise dealers for those states that require a franchise dealer specifically that sell just Tesla? I know it would suck, but at least it would get around the law. Some Joe Blow Battery Car owner can enter a franchise agreement with Tesla and be the Tesla dealership in those states. Multiple Joe Blows can set up multiple Tesla dealerships. The land can be bought by Tesla, leased by the dealerships, the buildings can be built by the dealerships to dealership specs, most likely buying up vacant existing dealership buildings and cleaning up all the oil spots and stains, and just sticking Teslas in them.

Tesla can FINALLY start its 3rd party repair policies other than just "no", and the 3rd party Tesla repair and maintenance entities can set up shop (literally) in those dealerships, or in their own separate locations. (Tesla does both, too, having some locations that are just stores, some locations that are just shops, and some locations that are both stores and shops (e.g., just store: Santana Row; just shop: Santa Clara; store and shop: Seaside).)

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, Tesla can continue to lobby for modern car selling (i.e., direct Internet selling). The agreements Tesla has with the franchise Tesla dealers would give them some sort of exercise options for transitioning to direct sales, with a type of transition, such as buying out the franchises according to capital to be recouped, non-competition (avoiding a situation where Tesla builds its own nearby stores while the franchises are still operating and required to recoup their capital expenditures on their own), giving buyout costs, etc. Of course, the franchises would go into this knowing this, and should be told to negotiate this smartly to make certain they understand the transition accounting and come to good terms.

I know it sounds like it could become messy, but it could fix up some of the holes in the system that Tesla has been presenting. I know it also depends on some concepts Tesla despises, such as 3rd party repair shops, but that's an item I clearly disagree with Tesla's policy against 3rd party repair shops, so I don't see the problem, whereas Tesla sees a problem, and that's quite frankly Tesla's problem and not mine. If Tesla complains about that, they can complain to themselves about it, because I don't see anyone who thinks it's better for Tesla to have a no 3rd party repair shops policy like they do now.​

I had dozens, maybe hundreds of posts that never got published to comments in my older username, but I finally noticed, and started editing to repost them cleanly and things like that, but realized that it was marking 100% of my posts as spam and never letting me post, so I had to get a new username. We seriously need censorship proof discussion systems implemented in our society, or we will never survive.
 

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