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#267941 - 01/25/14 06:15 PM 85 People
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Kinda mindboggling !

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The combined wealth of the world's richest 85 people is now equivalent to that owned by half of the world's population or 3.5 billion of the poorest people


http://www.cnbc.com/id/101348398

If case you ever wonder what one of them would they spend their money on !


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Hong Kong billionaire Cecil Chao 'doubles marriage bounty to 80m' for man who marries his lesbian daughter.

Now, the 77-year-old has reportedly told the Malaysian newspaper Nanyang Siang Pau that he would consider doubling the money offered to HK $1billion after his first offer attracted 20,000 unsuccessful responses.


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/...er-9080919.html

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#267944 - 01/25/14 09:07 PM Re: 85 People [Re: Bored Member]
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#267956 - 01/26/14 07:02 AM Re: 85 People [Re: Bored Member]
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So, what really is the difference between the old nobility and the current excessive class?
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#267957 - 01/26/14 07:47 AM Re: 85 People [Re: Bored Member]
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Us in the 3.5 billion group of human beings who make up the pool of potential 1-percenters do have one advantage in life: we are extremely unlikely to ever to know a one-percenter. If we do, of course, we hope that we will understand that they really cant help themselves some people are just unable to overcome the personal bad habits that made them sociopaths...rich.

One can only hope that in their next life, that they choose better parents/countries/situations to be born into!

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#267958 - 01/26/14 08:08 AM Re: 85 People [Re: NW Ponderer]
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
So, what really is the difference between the old nobility and the current excessive class?

Hi-Tech?

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#267961 - 01/26/14 08:23 AM Re: 85 People [Re: Joe Keegan]
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#267983 - 01/27/14 04:55 AM Re: 85 People [Re: Bored Member]
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Dispatches from the Angry Rich...



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#267984 - 01/27/14 05:01 AM Re: 85 People [Re: Bored Member]
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I love how O'Leary immediately launches into the diatribe about "redistributing wealth", as if making wealthy people pay a more fair share of their taxes equals redistribution.

No matter how many centuries go by, wealthy people never seem to grasp the fact that, for a capitalist system to function, "the little people" have to have enough money to be able to buy things.
Once you go past a certain level of economic inequality the system collapses.

Incredible, they never EVER seem to grasp that one fact.
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#267987 - 01/27/14 06:03 AM Re: 85 People [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Godwin's Law

As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1


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#267988 - 01/27/14 12:17 PM Re: 85 People [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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The "Too Big To Fail (and jail)" is the antithesis of capitalism. We now have fascism, and not capitalism. The money is being redistributed: it's being redistributed up.

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