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April 7th, 2020 - 4:29 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene, UW

With the recent increased minimum Amazon wage to $15/hr, Jeff Bezos only earns 2.33 times as much as an average Amazon employee.

The amount Amazon (AMZN) pays to keep its master is just $81,840  in salary plus $1.6 million in security-related services.  The salary is not much and even the security would not pay for a weekend of golf by Prez Trump!  Not only is $81,840 modest, Amazon says Jeff has never received any stock-b[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 5:05 am § in Hypocrisy

Bill Gates: Not in MY Backyard

Gates urges Europe to impede migrants from Africa. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has called on Europe to stop demonstrating generosity towards asylum seekers to avoid an overwhelming migrant influx. He also advises European states to make Africans’ way to the continent much more difficult. “On th[...]

June 14th, 2017 - 11:31 am § in Misc.

When Wealth Hurts

There are 1,399 homes a stone’s throw from Grenfell Tower left empty by millionaires. Time to move in the victims INDEPENDENT.CO.UK[...]

August 2nd, 2016 - 1:41 am § in Donald Trump, Misc.

Warren Buffett Challenges Trump to a Tax Duel

OMAHA, Neb. — The “Oracle of Omaha” went directly after Trump, dismissing the Republican real estate magnate’s excuse for not releasing his tax returns. “I would like to make him an offer I hope he can’t refuse,” Buffett told Clinton’s supporters at a rally. “I’ve got news for h[...]

June 22nd, 2016 - 3:19 pm § in Misc., Russia

Whose flag adorns the word’s largest yacht?

The seas around Monaco and other holiday hotspots for the super-rich are about to get even more crowded with the delivery of the world’s fourth longest superyacht. Owned by one of Arsenal FC’s majority shareholders, Dilbar measures 156 metres (511.8ft) and is the largest yacht in the world in t[...]

April 6th, 2016 - 12:02 am § in Misc., Russia

Russian Racism, Sponsored by Coke

Based on a report by Mitchell Polman in The Daily Beast Americans might have a hard time recognizing racism as seen from the Russian POV.  The reporter for the Beast describes a segment devoted to the  “Texas separatist movement” with many tight shots of angry and downright nasty looking peop[...]

March 21st, 2016 - 9:16 am § in Misc.

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: Why Can’t the Rich Pay for Pope’s Love?

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK: Home Depot Founder Says Pope Not Giving Rich Enough Love Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone has a warning for Pope Francis.[...]

February 27th, 2016 - 12:09 pm § in Israel/Palestine, Misc.

A Jew’s Big Wallet Goes Silent

Sheldon Adelson and the missing $100 million The casino mogul, the biggest donor of 2012 and a major force bringing Israel’s Likhud and the Americana Tea Party into collusion,  is withholding his big checks, puzzling Republicans. Adelson is thought to distrust Trump bit seems ot be sitting o[...]

May 18th, 2015 - 1:34 pm § in Misc.

The Privilege of Money

Billionaire ONLY Gets FOUR MONTHS for Sexually Assaulting 12-Year-Old Girl   Call it “Affluenza”, call it whatever you want, but Samuel Curtis “S. C.” Johnson III, the 59-year-old billionaire heir to the S. C. Johnson & Sons (formerly Johnson’s Wax) fortune, is only going to do four [...]