Thomas Edison was an a$$hole...jerk

Thomas Edison was an a$$hole...jerk | IF YOU'RE DRIVING A TESLA AND IT GETS STOLEN IS IT NOW CALLED AN EDISON? | image tagged in philosopher,nikola tesla,jokes,i despise edison,because he was a jerk | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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5 ups, 3w,
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LOVE FOR TESLA INTENSIFIES | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
What a.. con-Edison 😤

Peace.
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Read the comic in the link I sent to triumph above, its awesome
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"GENIUS IS 1% INSPIRATION AND 99% PERSPIRATION" ~THOMAS EDISON TRANSLATION: "IT'S REALLY EASY TO STEAL SOMEBODY'S SHIT. THE HARD PART IS GET | image tagged in trump edison,edison light bulb | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Certified butthole | THOMAS EDISON | image tagged in certified butthole | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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IT'S TOO BAD HIS PATENTS WEREN'T PRINTED ON THE BACK OF ONE OF THESE | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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3 ups, 3w,
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Nikola Tesla was a genius, and Thomas Edison "employed" Tesla on promise of payment later. After performing lots of research, fixing his machines, and garnering several patents which Edison stole from him, Tesla asked for his payment to which Edison said "you don't understand our American humor", at which point he stiffed Tesla and they ended their partnership. Edison used Tesla to pad his own pockets, stole his ideas, published them as his own, and then sent him packing with nary a dime to show for it, hence making him one of the sleaziest scumbags in history. That among many other things, which you can read at the link below if you're interested in a really entertaining comic presentation...it's definitely worth the read! I have to re-read it every time I hear anything about Tesla.

https://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla

sorry for the long reply, he's one of my heroes (i'm an electrical guy, Thparky, get it? lol)
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4 ups, 3w,
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Wow, that was a very passionate comic strip. I had no idea Tesla had invented all those things, and never got the credit for them.

Thank you for sharing that :)
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4 ups, 3w
It's a bit of a long read but it's pretty good stuff!
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3 ups, 3w,
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Edison used to allow many young inventors to use his lab spaces to work. Then he would get the patents for himself and pass them off as his own
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3 ups, 3w,
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I had never seen that side of old Thomas before. I always assumed he thought up all these inventions himself, by sitting there and thinking, but that's very rarely the way it works
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3 ups, 3w
When you really get down into it you realize that not much of what he's credited for was actually his...the industrial revolution was a different time that's for sure.
These days it would be tougher to get away with that sort of stuff
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3 ups, 3w,
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We can thank him for shutting down Tesla's free energy technology. I remember this P.O.S. every time I pay my power bill.
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3 ups, 3w,
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Rockefeller, Carnegie, JP, Vanderbilt...it's a list longer than it should be. Ever see the documentary "Men who built America"?
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2 ups, 3w,
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Not that one particularly, but I'm familiar with them.
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2 ups, 3w,
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it's a great series, really long. there are like 5 or 6 of the movies and they are all 1-1/2 to 2 hours long each, but once i started watching them i was hooked and couldn't stop.
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2 ups, 3w,
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I'll have to check it out. Love stuff like that.
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2 ups, 3w
i looked it up, it's available on Amazon Prime if you have it. now that i know it's there i may end up on another binge watch of it!
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2 ups, 3w,
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as quoted by the man himself!
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😆
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0 ups, 2w
That's a uh, Westinghouse, right?
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