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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:01 PM
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OK! Who saw 'Eli Broad" on 60 Minutes??!!
What did you think??
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:03 PM
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1. It's only 5:03 Pm here
:)
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:05 PM
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2. Are you ever in for a treat!! Hope you've eaten already. n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:06 PM
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3. now I'm scared
:rofl:
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:11 PM
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4. Broad & the Billionaires Club and entrenched media sucking up
to people with huge senses of entitlement. That was disgusting.
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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:15 PM
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6. 100 percent of his political donations go to Dems
And he has donated tons of money
for stem cell research.
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:17 PM
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8. Yeah, blue dog dems. n/t
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:05 PM
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17. Blue dog dems aren't dems at all. nt
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:23 PM
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22. Ya think? n/t
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:23 PM
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10. He still comes across like a jerk who considers himself entitled
to being sucked up to.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:31 PM
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21. He can keep the money he's using to deform education
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:17 PM
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7. Yeah, kinda made me ill. He seems to be one arrogant s.o.b.
How can you call yourself a 'philanthropist' and expect a 'profit!' Hypocrits! :puke:
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:23 PM
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11. Broad did not say his philanthropy had to make a profit.
What Broad did say is that projects that he put money into had to meet their stated objectives. This poster is content with that code. Why throw money into a effort that is failing to meet it's stated objectives?
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:27 PM
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14. I know what I heard. n/t
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asjr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:14 PM
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5. Great segment!
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:19 PM
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9. Yes, I watched it.
I was hoping for more on his intrusive manipulation of public education. They barely gave schools a mention... just one reference to "education reform" and a quick picture of some school kids holding up a sign saying, "Thank You, Mr. Broad."

I agree that his contributions to the arts are impressive, but he sure enjoys taking credit for them! And he seems to only include what he "deems" important, but that was just an impression that I got. I've never been to any of his institutions in LA, so I don't know that for sure.

I would say that modesty is a virtue he lacks, however.
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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:25 PM
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12. Broad is at least giving money. I do not like seeing his name on every thing. nt
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:26 PM
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13. Has anyone noticed.. now ...that all the jobs are gone to China....
. the only thing left in this country .. is to dismantle is the infrastructure.

Does anyone notice that the Repukes are having a giant yard sale of American Assets?

Public schools, retirement, toll roads, bridges.. it's all on the auction block. Take the money and run....
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:06 PM
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18. My job is off to China by year end. nt
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:30 PM
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15. Disgusted by him. He gets to choose he spends the money on.
Nothing that I saw indicated he spent money on that would help the disadvantaged.

How about covering healthcare for everyone making less than $50,000 in LA. Instead he supports an art gallery that caters to the wealthy.

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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:36 PM
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16. How about the people who lived in "Tent City?" But of course
there's nowhere to put his name.
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Billy Burnett Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:29 PM
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19. How many times was he referred to as a "self made" billionaire?
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 08:30 PM by Billy Burnett
4, 5, 6 times? Sold his bank in '99 for billions.

Imo, he should have been taxed more. If the ber rich paid high taxes, as they used to, then the philanthropy wouldn't be as "needed". Those collected tax revenues would be able to pay for WPA type projects right now, and those projects would have touched and helped many more people in need than the nouveau riche perusing the art galleries in NYC and SF.



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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 08:30 PM
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20. Damn I didn't realize he was going to be on
I'll try to catch it online. Thanks!
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