Trophy investments of billionaires
From a sun-drenched island to a cat-themed website, these offbeat purchases illustrate a truth about wealth: It lets people indulge in their passions.
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I am amazed by those that resent success. I started by own business many years ago. I really can't say who made it the hardest for me to succeed: The government, or my employees. Down through the years I have had some employees who came in and gave it their all. They are the ones that become like family. The ones that I do everything for to help them suceed in their own businesses or as executives with other companies later. But the vast majority don't care. They don't care if they do good work, if they are unreliable, if they subtly sabatoge the company with their attitude and actions. They feel I (or someone) owes them a free ride. And it is MOST people.
When I was younger I wondered if it was the business I was in that drew parasites. Or something in my managment style (I try to help everyone). But what I found in talking to other business owners and executives was that the problem was everywhere. And it is getting worse. A tragic example is the 'occupy' movement. These people, hanging out protesting 'the rich', while wearing a thousand dollars worth of clothes and electronics, have no idea that THEY are among the richest 1% of the world. Literally, 99% of the worlds population is in worse financial shape than they are, but they are protesting because someone has more than they do. They aren't trying to help the real 99%. They are just whining about the few that are wealthier than them. Unbelievable selfishness. But they are too stupid to even see it. Sad
How about an article or two about how middle America vacations, the cars they drive, their hobbies, etc.? It would be more relevant.
After thinking about this for a while, I have come to the conclusion that Reporters and Newspapers are to blame for most class "warfare" in the USA today. The reason I think that way is today we have too many newspaper reporters and not that many "good" stories. Therefore, if a reporter wants to get "his/her" articles published, they have to "make something up" or really " embellish or grossly expand what is the truth". And when the "every day" citizen reads this "gibberish" they get all excited about "everyone taking advantage of the situation" except them. Then they "hate" everyone who takes advantage of what is their right to do it. And of course because someone "else" can take advantage, the average person feels "left out and of lower rank". The next day the reporter has to again "get an article written in order to feed their family" so they "make up or embellish" another story. This "clash of the masses" is a reporters dream. It gives story upon story to a dim witted reporter who can just make stuff up as they go along. They don't care if the masses fight amongst themselves, they just feed off of it. Again the average citizen gets angry because they can't take advantage of the situation too.
You know, I finally realized that we should do away with our tax system. We should go to the type of tax system that we pay taxes on EVERYTHING that we purchase. Those that don't have a lot of money would only pay a little. Those that spend A LOT will pay a lot. If we except regular food and clothing, the rich and the well to do would pay MOST OF ALL THE TAXES. I mean even a crook, a drunk, a dope seller would all pay their fair share. We also could get a special exception for those on Welfare, etc. But the more a person spends the more tax they would pay. It's like a State tax. Most States charge a tax and it doesn't matter how much you make. Also some States charge truck drives a tax based on the total miles they drive.
IT'S LIKE THIS, IF YOU WORKED ALL OF YOUR LIFE TO WIN A SUPER BOWL RING WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO LET PEOPLE BORROW IT FOR A SATURDAY NIGHT ? MOST RICH FOLKS WORK THEIR **** OFF TO GET WHERE ARE AND MANY BELIEVE THAT JUST BECAUSE THEY HIT A HOME RUN THEY SHOULD SHARE THEIR VICTORY WITH ALL.
YOU HAVE TO BE REAL ON THIS. HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO SCREWED THE SYSTEM FOR A FREE LIFE TIME RIDE? WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE WHO HAS AND THAT RIDE COSTS HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OVER A LIFE TIME. HOW COME ALMOST NOTHING IS SAID ABOUT WHAT THESE PARASITES DO? I BET WE COULD SAVE MORE MONEY ERADICATING THESE PARASITES THAN TRYING TO STEAL FROM THE RICH!! AND NO, I'M NOT RICH!!!
To: Jandy123, Cattle will eat corn, or any other kind of grain. We feed our cattle cottenseed meal, peanut meal, cracked oats, wheat, rolled corn, hay, grass. they will even eat your garden if you let them. also eat fruit of of your fruit trees if they get out of their pastures.
We like to feed them grass from a good pasture rather than feed grain or some other type of food product because of the expense.
But yea, they eat grass, grain, veggies of other sorts than grass, fruit, soybean, cottonseed, peanut meal.
This country was founded with the idea that people can be successful. That means you too. If you can't figure it out, you have reached the limit of your intelligence, your desire to work for it or your aversion to risk. What other suggestions are there? Communism or Obama type socialism will be a failure. That is always a failure but for a few at the top.
Under capitalism, most have the opportunity to grow.
Use your imagination....How many people did it take to build that yatch. It doesn't take much to see the hundreds if not thousand of jobs one billionare's project supports. But then, trickle down doesn't work....
Of course, if we just ran all that cash through the government and let the sitting president dole it out, that would be much more efficient. If you believe that I have some chads from the Florida Bush/Gore election that will some day be worth $1,000 dollars an ounce. You can have em now for just $250.
NC gets burned each time they vote for a dem. Wont happen again. It just worked out that way. First were burned by Jimmy Carter now BO. WTF, wont vote dem anytime soon.
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