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  1. Donation rwingettonline
    Ming the Merciless
    10 Mar '11 20:43
    Forbes has released its latest list of billionaires around the world. Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate, saw his fortune climb to $74 billion, leaving Bill Gates ($56 billion) far behind. They also report that there are 1,610 billionaires in the world, with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.

    Meanwhile, there are 2.7 billion people worldwide who live on less than $2 per day. There are also 17,000 children worldwide who die from hunger every day, or 6 million per year.

    The numbers are simply staggering.
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    10 Mar '11 23:14 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Forbes has released its latest list of billionaires around the world. Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate, saw his fortune climb to $74 billion, leaving Bill Gates ($56 billion) far behind. They also report that there are 1,610 billionaires in the world, with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.

    Meanwhile, there are 2.7 billion people worldwide who ...[text shortened]... die from hunger every day, or 6 million per year.

    The numbers are simply staggering.
    Maybe if those 6 million kids would put some effort into their jobs, they'd grow up to be billionaires rather than starving to death through their own sloth.

    EDIT: Carlos Slim is a cool name for a billionaire.
  3. 11 Mar '11 00:43
    They're children you idiot.
  4. 11 Mar '11 00:59
    Originally posted by badmoon
    They're children you idiot.
    Somehow, I suspect he was being just a tiny, itsy bitsy bit sarcastic.
  5. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    11 Mar '11 01:45
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Forbes has released its latest list of billionaires around the world. Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate, saw his fortune climb to $74 billion, leaving Bill Gates ($56 billion) far behind. They also report that there are 1,610 billionaires in the world, with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.

    Meanwhile, there are 2.7 billion people worldwide who ...[text shortened]... die from hunger every day, or 6 million per year.

    The numbers are simply staggering.
    Here's rwingett looking through a long cardboard tube and seeing way down the end just the one word 'billionaire'. Throw that thing away rwingett and take a look at the big picture, these people for the most part are good at what they do, they use they're wealth to build more, that's a good thing. They don't just stuff their mattress with it, I doubt most of them could put their hands physically on 95% or more of it even if they wanted to.

    They invest in projects that provide employment, wealth, education etc all those great things, they have a track record for creating and building wealth that you could stack against 1000 gummint bureaurats combined and you wouldn't even see the rats on the scale.

    You need to set what is acheived by all that wealth against exactly that, what would not be achieved if they didn't have all that wealth. More hungry? More on less than $2 a day, be careful what you wish for.

    Another point, the way gummints devalue money through oversupply pushes more people into the billionaire bracket, not that they're anymore wealthy then their predecessors.

    So you're cryin, crying, crying "look at the widdle kiddies, look at the widdle babies" is just that; a whiny, simpering, achieve nothing noise. Want to do something about it: start a business, create, create, create.
  6. 11 Mar '11 01:48
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Forbes has released its latest list of billionaires around the world. Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate, saw his fortune climb to $74 billion, leaving Bill Gates ($56 billion) far behind. They also report that there are 1,610 billionaires in the world, with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.

    Meanwhile, there are 2.7 billion people worldwide who ...[text shortened]... die from hunger every day, or 6 million per year.

    The numbers are simply staggering.
    Well to steal what they have and kill them you will have to first get rid of the politicians that they pay off to protect them......including your own beloved democratic party. In fact, they won't even let thier businesses fail. Their just too darn big to fail!!
  7. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    11 Mar '11 02:01
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Here's rwingett looking through a long cardboard tube and seeing way down the end just the one word 'billionaire'. Throw that thing away rwingett and take a look at the big picture, these people for the most part are good at what they do, they use they're wealth to build more, that's a good thing. They don't just stuff their mattress with it, I doubt most o ...[text shortened]... ing noise. Want to do something about it: start a business, create, create, create.
    Thank God for these rich Galtian Superman, without which all of humanity would toil in insufferable darkness without the brilliance of their light. 6 million dead kids a year is a pittance to pay for their Greatness.
  8. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    11 Mar '11 02:04
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    Thank God for these rich Galtian Superman, without which all of humanity would toil in insufferable darkness without the brilliance of their light. 6 million dead kids a year is a pittance to pay for their Greatness.
    And you'd prefer 7 million dead, least we know where you stand now.
  9. Subscriber Wajoma
    Die Cheeseburger
    11 Mar '11 02:08 / 2 edits
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    And you'd prefer 7 million dead, least we know where you stand now.
    I know it's silly isn't it, the point being it's just no1's post with the number adjusted.
  10. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    11 Mar '11 02:24
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Here's rwingett looking through a long cardboard tube and seeing way down the end just the one word 'billionaire'. Throw that thing away rwingett and take a look at the big picture, these people for the most part are good at what they do, they use they're wealth to build more, that's a good thing. They don't just stuff their mattress with it, I doubt most o ...[text shortened]... ing noise. Want to do something about it: start a business, create, create, create.
    It's interesting how your trademark concern about 'force' and 'fraud', raised in so many of your posts and in reference to almost any topic, are conspicuously absent when you talk about these 1,210 billionaires.
  11. 11 Mar '11 03:43
    Originally posted by rwingett
    Forbes has released its latest list of billionaires around the world. Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecom magnate, saw his fortune climb to $74 billion, leaving Bill Gates ($56 billion) far behind. They also report that there are 1,610 billionaires in the world, with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.

    Meanwhile, there are 2.7 billion people worldwide who ...[text shortened]... die from hunger every day, or 6 million per year.

    The numbers are simply staggering.
    How many billionaires should there be?
  12. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    11 Mar '11 03:56
    Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
    How many billionaires should there be?
    You don't read rwingett much, do you?

    Everyone should have the exact same amount of money. Duh.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 Mar '11 03:56
    Originally posted by Wajoma
    Here's rwingett looking through a long cardboard tube and seeing way down the end just the one word 'billionaire'. Throw that thing away rwingett and take a look at the big picture, these people for the most part are good at what they do, they use they're wealth to build more, that's a good thing. They don't just stuff their mattress with it, I doubt most o ...[text shortened]... ing noise. Want to do something about it: start a business, create, create, create.
    I doubt most of them could put their hands physically on 95% or more of it even if they wanted to.

    Disgusting isn't it how they keep the market artificially suppressed by denying access to resources that they don't even need!
  14. 11 Mar '11 04:05
    Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
    How many billionaires should there be?
    None.....except maybe people like Soros who pour all their money into lefty causes.
  15. Donation rwingettonline
    Ming the Merciless
    11 Mar '11 11:28
    Originally posted by cheshirecatstevens
    How many billionaires should there be?
    The number is relative. As long as there is anyone dying from hunger anywhere in the world (especially children) the number of billionaires should be fixed at zero. To be a billionaire in a world where people routinely starve is a crime against humanity. Once starvation has been eradicated (as a bare minimum), then people can think about aggrandizing themselves in opulent fashion. Any economic system that allows someone like Carlos Slim to amass a net worth of $74 billion, while 6 million children die from starvation every year, is morally bankrupt and wholly indefensible.