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Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:02 PM

Jeff Bezos' D.C. Mansion

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Reply Jeff Bezos' D.C. Mansion (Original post)
Different Drummer Friday OP
Eliot Rosewater Friday #1
dchill Saturday #26
gopiscrap Saturday #32
Maraya1969 Saturday #33
mountain grammy Saturday #38
JoeOtterbein Friday #2
MadLinguist Friday #3
Paka Friday #5
ornotna Friday #7
intheflow Saturday #25
Wounded Bear Saturday #27
IronLionZion Friday #4
appalachiablue Saturday #18
IronLionZion Saturday #30
Marie Marie Friday #6
tclambert Friday #9
tblue37 Saturday #35
Pacifist Patriot Saturday #15
Wounded Bear Saturday #28
CatWoman Friday #8
evemac Friday #10
Liberal In Texas Friday #14
crazytown Friday #11
Hulk Friday #12
MontanaMama Friday #13
mucifer Saturday #16
dalton99a Saturday #21
Vinca Saturday #17
defacto7 Saturday #23
dchill Saturday #29
Bernardo de La Paz Saturday #19
Farmer-Rick Saturday #20
ConstanceCee Saturday #22
dalton99a Saturday #24
blueinredohio Saturday #31
spike jones Saturday #34
zentrum Saturday #36
LuvNewcastle Saturday #37
Hotler Saturday #39

Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:05 PM

1. Any billionaire opposing a wealth tax is an asshole.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:06 AM

26. Well, yeah.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:16 PM

32. wrong any billionaire is an asshole period

whether they oppose a wealth tax or not

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 01:51 PM

33. Sticking a link to his tweet so people can retweet it if they want.

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Response to Maraya1969 (Reply #33)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:18 PM

38. Thank you.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:16 PM

2. K n R

90% means nothing to them but numbers on a spreadsheet. We can use the money to feed and care for so many more.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:42 PM

3. who needs 25 places to take a shyte?

Do rich people just have more assholes than everybody else?

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Response to MadLinguist (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 09:55 PM

5. Exactly what I was thinking!

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Response to MadLinguist (Reply #3)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:16 PM

7. Not more

Just bigger

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Response to MadLinguist (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:05 AM

25. It's a former museum, so plumbing

was probably already in place for most of those bathrooms. And if itís already there, use it so none of your guests have to wait for the loo at any given party. Seems extreme to us little folk, but I can see me making the same call if I had that kind of money, tbh.

Though I admit, the idea of his having such severe bowel discomfort 24/7 that he needs to be able to duck inside a stall immediately to avoid soiling himself is a charming counter narrative to ponder. 🙂

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Response to MadLinguist (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:08 AM

27. They do tend to hang out with more assholes that others do...

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #18)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:24 AM

30. S for supervillain

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:04 PM

6. I have something that Bezos, Trump and their ilk will never have.

I have the notion that I have enough - and for that I am thankful.

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #6)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:30 PM

9. For some of the rich, it will never be enough while even one other person still has a penny

of their own.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:28 PM

35. Robert Vaughan, as the villain in Superman III, says, "It's not enough that I win; everyone

else must lose."

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:17 AM

15. Well said

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:10 AM

28. Yep, they want more...

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:18 PM

8. K; R

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:38 PM

10. I have shopped at Whole Foods

Since it was an itty bitty store on Lamar in Austin in the '80s. The minute Amazon took over, I was done. I will never go in there again.

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Response to evemac (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:14 PM

14. After Amazon took over

It isn't much different than Randalls/Tom Thumb/Albertsons or Kroger.

Thank the food god we still have HEBs Central Market.

(Oh and Trader Joes works too.)

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:52 PM

11. Hookers on tap

wearing 2 carat rings?

I have friend who was a very senior engineer with Amazon Web Services. Amazon flew him coach.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 10:52 PM

12. Amen

This kind of wealth is immoral and insane!

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Fri Nov 8, 2019, 11:06 PM

13. God damnit.

isnít it counter intuitive to take health care away from your employees? When people are health and not worried about going bankrupt if they get sick, they come to work which benefits them, their families, the employer and lots of other people. Jesus. I own a small business that provides health insurance to our 7 employees. I could have any luxury home in MT if I didnít have to pay the premium for their insurance. AND, I couldnít enjoy that home or live with myself if I didnít provide insurance. Itís a win win to have healthy happy employees. Fuck Bezos.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:43 AM

16. and then theres Costco that treats their employees really well and is doing just fine

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Response to mucifer (Reply #16)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:31 AM

21. +1. They need to open more locations - with gas.

It is a good and well-run company


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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:00 AM

17. There must be a person with a full time job of changing light bulbs.

I hope there's an indoor pool or two. What self-respecting billionaire would buy a giant mansion without a pool?

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Response to Vinca (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:56 AM

23. Well, let's not go to extremes.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #17)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 11:10 AM

29. It would be two part-timers, to avoid paying benefits.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:21 AM

19. Long overdue. Billionaires suck off the teat of public spending on infrastructure.


Those roads and airports don't build themselves.

Nor is the carbon properly accounted for when goods travel half way around the world to inflate 1% pockets.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:26 AM

20. Capitalism allows Bezos and his small family to have 25 places to take a dump

While a few blocks away, another small family can not find one home with 1 bathroom they can afford to live in.

A few blocks away from Bezo's 1,006 light fixtures an elderly woman has to decide to eat or pay for her medicine.

This is capitalism and how it makes the most cruel and immoral situations normal.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:39 AM

22. But...

He did buy the Washington Post, and their reporters have done the digging that might bring this Republican/Trump nightmare to an end. There are many Amazon -related things I do not like, but I keep reminding myself of the Washington Post.

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Response to ConstanceCee (Reply #22)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 10:58 AM

24. He knows the long-term value of that paper comes from its reputation

It was an investment for him as much as anything else


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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 12:16 PM

31. Well, you never know when you'll have company.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 03:16 PM

34. Wealth is waste. n/t

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 06:51 PM

36. The rich are brutal.

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 07:45 PM

37. I thought he lived on the West Coast.

Is this an extra home for him or is he re-locating?

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Response to Different Drummer (Original post)

Sat Nov 9, 2019, 08:27 PM

39. Stop picking on the rich. I'm sure there are some fine rich people in the mix.

I made myself urp writing that.

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