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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:11 PM
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Suggested movies to watch
Wasn't quite sure what title to put up there, but here is the main crux of what I wanted to say. I have seen so many posts on here regarding the rich and if the poor are lazy etc. And I kept thinking about a couple of movies I watched on Netflix the past couple of days. Documentaries by one of the Johnson kids, Jamie Johnson about the rich and their money. The first one I watched was "The 1%" in which Jamie Johnson and a friend with a video camera discuss (or attempt to) the rich and their money. Now, his father repeatedly tells him he doesn't want anything to do with this documentary and tells the kid it's a bad idea. It turns out the father is so nervous about this because he himself made a documentary about american companies practices in Africa and Johnson and Johnson, the family company, was in that documentary. He got his ass reamed for being in that documentary and was afraid to do anything anymore.

The second film, "Born Rich" which was actually done in 2003, is where he discusses with some of his friends what it is like to be born rich. Part of this film has to do with Jamie Johnson inheriting a lot of money when he reaches 21 and a party he has. He had kids like, Ivanka Trump, daughter of Donald and Ivana Trump, among others. They discussed a lot of things including prenups and what it is like to grow up rich. They showed the party life in the hamptons, they all went to the same schools and hung around each other. There were a couple guys who were real jerks that I don't care how much money they have I would not have wanted anything to do with them. But there were a couple decent guys seemed more down to earth.

Born Rich features interviews with:
Ivanka Trump, daughter of real estate tycoon Donald Trump
S.I. Newhouse IV, heir to the Cond Nast Publications fortune and grandson of Samuel Irving Newhouse, Jr.
Josiah Hornblower, of the Vanderbilt and Whitney families
Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of New York mayor and media mogul Michael Bloomberg
Stephanie Ercklentz, "finance heiress"
Cody Franchetti, heir to Milliken & Co
Luke Weil, heir to the Autotote gaming empire
Christina Floyd, "professional sports heiress", daughter of golfer Raymond Floyd
Carlo von Zeitschel
Juliet Hartford, A&P heiress, daughter of Huntington Hartford

If you have netflix I would encourage watching these.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:14 PM
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1. I got both at home. The One Percent hadn't come out on Netflix when I heard of it. So
I downloaded it from the web. I see that now they do offer it. Milton Friedman is the arrogant douchebag that I always thought he was.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:17 PM
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2. you are so right. notice when he was losing the argument he decided he was done
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:22 PM
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3. Typical right wing assclown. Johnson could not have behaved more professionally toward
that old prick. But remember they can call us "commies". But let one of us ask any real questions about policy and it's all: "HOW DARE YOU!!!!".
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