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awful-brew: xxfangirlanonymousxx: saxifraga-x-urbium: baneismydragon: celticpyro: Now I want to get married just so I can do this. If I were a billionaire I would absolutely tell my secretary to send wedding gifts to anyone who sent me an invite regardless of if I knew them, because- A. I know how expensive that nonsense is. B. I would be a billionaire and when else am I gonna do with that much money? Honestly… and C. I would totally make showing up at random weddings with crazy awesome gifts my new stress relief hobby. “Congratulations random strangers! I admire your daring and stratigic planning. Here’s that 700$ tea set you wanted but assumed no one would ever buy.” Do you even have to be getting married Are they gonna check Damn it sure is “we invited an eccentric billionaire to our fake wedding in the hopes of getting a free present, but then they said they would come and now we have to have an actual fake wedding for them to attend.” : awful-brew: xxfangirlanonymousxx: saxifraga-x-urbium: baneismydragon: celticpyro: Now I want to get married just so I can do this. If I were a billionaire I would absolutely tell my secretary to send wedding gifts to anyone who sent me an invite regardless of if I knew them, because- A. I know how expensive that nonsense is. B. I would be a billionaire and when else am I gonna do with that much money? Honestly… and C. I would totally make showing up at random weddings with crazy awesome gifts my new stress relief hobby. “Congratulations random strangers! I admire your daring and stratigic planning. Here’s that 700$ tea set you wanted but assumed no one would ever buy.” Do you even have to be getting married Are they gonna check Damn it sure is “we invited an eccentric billionaire to our fake wedding in the hopes of getting a free present, but then they said they would come and now we have to have an actual fake wedding for them to attend.”

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despicabledeadpool: midnight-revelation: despicabledeadpool: Dude, he’s like, the ultimate philanthropist  Gotham, before Bruce Wayne returns to it, is literally falling apart and he all but single-handedly provides the funds necessary to maintain the infrastructure of the city. He keeps the hospitals up and running, prevents the schools from shutting down, keeps Gotham Police Department functional, and keeps organized crime out of Blüdhaven by rebuilding it and revitalizing the job sector. Philanthropic billionaire Bruce Wayne is responsible for this, not The Dark Knight Batman. He had absolutely no obligation to do any of this. He didn’t have to start The Martha Wayne Foundation or The Thomas Wayne Foundation or Wayne Medical or Wayne Industries. He did it because to save Gotham, it would take more than just Batman beating up on the bad guys, stopping organized crime, and getting rid of corrupt officials. Saving a city from crime means nothing if the city and its people are in physical and financial ruin when all is said and done. ┏┓  ┃┃╱╲ in this┃╱╱╲╲  city╱╱╭╮╲╲  we ▔▏┗┛▕▔    appreciate╱▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲  Bruce Wayne╱╱┏┳┓╭╮┏┳┓ ╲╲ ▔▏┗┻┛┃┃┗┻┛▕▔: Austin Gilkeson @osutein Bruce Wayne paying 90% taxes on income and capital gains over $10 million would do more to help Gotham than Batman ever could. Let's Talk Justice League! @letstalkjla 2d What's your most controversial opinion about Batman? despicabledeadpool: midnight-revelation: despicabledeadpool: Dude, he’s like, the ultimate philanthropist  Gotham, before Bruce Wayne returns to it, is literally falling apart and he all but single-handedly provides the funds necessary to maintain the infrastructure of the city. He keeps the hospitals up and running, prevents the schools from shutting down, keeps Gotham Police Department functional, and keeps organized crime out of Blüdhaven by rebuilding it and revitalizing the job sector. Philanthropic billionaire Bruce Wayne is responsible for this, not The Dark Knight Batman. He had absolutely no obligation to do any of this. He didn’t have to start The Martha Wayne Foundation or The Thomas Wayne Foundation or Wayne Medical or Wayne Industries. He did it because to save Gotham, it would take more than just Batman beating up on the bad guys, stopping organized crime, and getting rid of corrupt officials. Saving a city from crime means nothing if the city and its people are in physical and financial ruin when all is said and done. ┏┓  ┃┃╱╲ in this┃╱╱╲╲  city╱╱╭╮╲╲  we ▔▏┗┛▕▔    appreciate╱▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔▔╲  Bruce Wayne╱╱┏┳┓╭╮┏┳┓ ╲╲ ▔▏┗┻┛┃┃┗┻┛▕▔

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drtanner-dickery: myothertardisisonthemun: caelumrising: That title makes me so fucking angry. we “lose” a lot of money each paycheck for our health insurance. We “lose” a lot of income due to rich CEOs refusing to give us a livable wage. We “lose” personal time by companies refusing to adequately staff their places of business.And I’m supposed to give a shit about the richest in our country “losing” money to a system that actually goes directly supplying the public with a better life? jesus christ. Money to run a country has to come from somewhere. Far better for it to come from people who effectively have a lot to spare than everyone else. The rest of us actually, tangibly lose billions every year when they vanish into a rich fucker’s already overflowing coffers. They have more money than they can ever physically spend; money never makes its way back into the economy after a billionaire gets their hands on it. When our money winds up in the pockets of the rich, it doesn’t come back out. : Bloomberg Politics @bpolitics Bloomberg Politics The richest could lose hundreds of billions under Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax andi zeisler @andizeisler yes that's literally the point drtanner-dickery: myothertardisisonthemun: caelumrising: That title makes me so fucking angry. we “lose” a lot of money each paycheck for our health insurance. We “lose” a lot of income due to rich CEOs refusing to give us a livable wage. We “lose” personal time by companies refusing to adequately staff their places of business.And I’m supposed to give a shit about the richest in our country “losing” money to a system that actually goes directly supplying the public with a better life? jesus christ. Money to run a country has to come from somewhere. Far better for it to come from people who effectively have a lot to spare than everyone else. The rest of us actually, tangibly lose billions every year when they vanish into a rich fucker’s already overflowing coffers. They have more money than they can ever physically spend; money never makes its way back into the economy after a billionaire gets their hands on it. When our money winds up in the pockets of the rich, it doesn’t come back out.
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spaceconveyor: feelingbluepolitics: feelingbluepolitics: catbirdseat4u: ➣  Go HERE for the dirt   — There’s plenty. Highest recommendation. https://theintercept.com/2019/08/27/amazon-rainforest-fire-blackstone/ “The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans.” “Schwarzman, a founder of Blackstone, owns roughly a fifth of the company, making him one of the world’s richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million, which was, in fact, a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He has been generous toward McConnell and [t]rump with that wealth. In 2016, he gave $2.5 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, McConnell’s Super PAC and put Jim Breyer, McConnell’s billionaire brother-in-law, on the board of Blackstone. Two years later, Schwarzman kicked in $8 million to McConnell’s Super PAC.  “Blackstone employees have given well over $10 million to McConnell and his Super PAC over the years, making them the biggest source of direct financing over McConnell’s career. McConnell’s Senate campaign declined to comment. “Schwarzman is a close friend and adviser to [t]rump, and served as the chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum until it fell apart in the wake of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, in which [t]rump famously praised 'very fine people, on both sides.’ In December 2017, as the final details of the GOP tax cut were being ironed out, Schwarzman hosted a $100,000-a-plate fundraiser for [t]rump. Some of [trump’s] dinner companions complained about the tax bill, and days later, [t]rump slashed the top percentage rate in the final package from 39.6 to 37.  …"Bolsonaro has plans to pave significantly more roads in the Amazon that have otherwise been impassable much of the year, a project made feasible by international financing. …"Of course, Hidrovias is also involved in paving B.R.-163 and other development projects in the region. Those projects, such as the paving of the highway, have additional indirect — though entirely predictable — consequences, as they spur side roads that make previously difficult-to-reach areas of the Amazon accessible for mining, logging, or further deforestation. …"A Blackstone spokesperson noted that the fund only owns 9.3 percent* of Hidrovias. But that ignores the 55.8 percent of Hidrovias that is owned by Pátria Investimentos. On Hidrovias’s website, Pátria is described as a company ‘in partnership with Blackstone,’ and it is known in the financial industry to be a Blackstone company.” *Pay no attention to claimed percentages of ownership. What goes on behind ownership curtains is fluidly incestuous. For example, from April 2019: Blackstone Transfers 35% Stake in Brazil’s Alphaville Urbanismo to Pátria (em português) “Blackstone transferred its 35% stake in Brazilian real estate developer Alphaville Urbanismo to its partner Pátria Investimentos. Blackstone and Pátria originally invested R$1.4b in June 2013 for a 70% stake in the company. The two firms formed a partnership in 2010 and Blackstone retains a 40% stake in Pátria.” —– Keep in mind, It’s not like this graft flows directly, or just one way. Trump USDA is paying millions to a shady Brazilian meatpacking company under DOJ, SEC investigation Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers Every American farmer who has lost their Chinese market for soybeans – all of them – should be wondering how it was that trump “woke up” one morning with his idea of a trade war with China. Had his close friend Schwartzman told trump the Brazilian road and terminal were ready? There is no question that the Amazon rainforest is burning right now to open new farm land in order to meet China’s soybean market. I wanted Blackstone to get fucked prior to this, now…now I want them to SUFFER. : Jason Hickel @jasonhickel This story is a real bombshell. Reporter Ryan Grim reveals that one of the biggest culprits of Amazon destruction is a US company, Blackstone, whose CEO is close friends with Trump and bankrolls the US Senate leader Republican Mitch McConnell A Top Financier of Trump and McConnell Is a Driving Force Behind Amazo... Steve Schwarzman is the CEO of the Blackstone Group, which partially owns a Brazilian firm that is helping transform the Amazon from jungle to ... theintercept.com 3:27 AM Aug 28, 2019 Twitter Web App 6.5K Likes 6K Retweets spaceconveyor: feelingbluepolitics: feelingbluepolitics: catbirdseat4u: ➣  Go HERE for the dirt   — There’s plenty. Highest recommendation. https://theintercept.com/2019/08/27/amazon-rainforest-fire-blackstone/ “The companies have wrested control of land, deforested it, and helped build a controversial highway to their new terminal in the one-time jungle, all to facilitate the cultivation and export of grain and soybeans.” “Schwarzman, a founder of Blackstone, owns roughly a fifth of the company, making him one of the world’s richest men. In 2018, he was paid at least $568 million, which was, in fact, a drop from the $786 million he made the year before. He has been generous toward McConnell and [t]rump with that wealth. In 2016, he gave $2.5 million to the Senate Leadership Fund, McConnell’s Super PAC and put Jim Breyer, McConnell’s billionaire brother-in-law, on the board of Blackstone. Two years later, Schwarzman kicked in $8 million to McConnell’s Super PAC.  “Blackstone employees have given well over $10 million to McConnell and his Super PAC over the years, making them the biggest source of direct financing over McConnell’s career. McConnell’s Senate campaign declined to comment. “Schwarzman is a close friend and adviser to [t]rump, and served as the chair of his Strategic and Policy Forum until it fell apart in the wake of the Charlottesville neo-Nazi rally, in which [t]rump famously praised 'very fine people, on both sides.’ In December 2017, as the final details of the GOP tax cut were being ironed out, Schwarzman hosted a $100,000-a-plate fundraiser for [t]rump. Some of [trump’s] dinner companions complained about the tax bill, and days later, [t]rump slashed the top percentage rate in the final package from 39.6 to 37.  …"Bolsonaro has plans to pave significantly more roads in the Amazon that have otherwise been impassable much of the year, a project made feasible by international financing. …"Of course, Hidrovias is also involved in paving B.R.-163 and other development projects in the region. Those projects, such as the paving of the highway, have additional indirect — though entirely predictable — consequences, as they spur side roads that make previously difficult-to-reach areas of the Amazon accessible for mining, logging, or further deforestation. …"A Blackstone spokesperson noted that the fund only owns 9.3 percent* of Hidrovias. But that ignores the 55.8 percent of Hidrovias that is owned by Pátria Investimentos. On Hidrovias’s website, Pátria is described as a company ‘in partnership with Blackstone,’ and it is known in the financial industry to be a Blackstone company.” *Pay no attention to claimed percentages of ownership. What goes on behind ownership curtains is fluidly incestuous. For example, from April 2019: Blackstone Transfers 35% Stake in Brazil’s Alphaville Urbanismo to Pátria (em português) “Blackstone transferred its 35% stake in Brazilian real estate developer Alphaville Urbanismo to its partner Pátria Investimentos. Blackstone and Pátria originally invested R$1.4b in June 2013 for a 70% stake in the company. The two firms formed a partnership in 2010 and Blackstone retains a 40% stake in Pátria.” —– Keep in mind, It’s not like this graft flows directly, or just one way. Trump USDA is paying millions to a shady Brazilian meatpacking company under DOJ, SEC investigation Brazil Subsidiary Hoovers Up $62 Million In Trump Trade War Aid Intended For Farmers Every American farmer who has lost their Chinese market for soybeans – all of them – should be wondering how it was that trump “woke up” one morning with his idea of a trade war with China. Had his close friend Schwartzman told trump the Brazilian road and terminal were ready? There is no question that the Amazon rainforest is burning right now to open new farm land in order to meet China’s soybean market. I wanted Blackstone to get fucked prior to this, now…now I want them to SUFFER.
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why-yes-i-am-an-adult: squirreltastic: skeepeep: This is what billionaires can do with their unlawful amount of money “ Hansjörg Wyss, a billionaire and conservationist, wrote Wednesday in a New York Times op-ed that he will donate the money over the next 10 years through his Wyss Foundation. Lands and waters are best conserved when they become public national parks, wildlife refuges, or marine reserves, Wyss wrote. He aims to help conserve 30% of the Earth in a natural state by 2030.”   “ Wyss previously helped protect wild species on roughly 40 million acres of land and ocean after donating more than $450 million across Africa, South America, North America, and Europe. Wyss is also one of several billionaires to sign the Giving Pledge, a commitment to give away at least half of one’s wealth to charity. “ it just boggles my mind that so many people have ungodly amounts of money and absolutely none of them think of doing things like this, it should be the obvious choice. Imagine having the power in your hands to literally save the world like a real-life superhero and instead just deciding to buy a mansion made of gold or some other useless nonsense. : A Swiss billionaire has donated $1 billion to save the Earth. ladbible.com/news/inspirati.. @a.valid username that was very cash money of vou why-yes-i-am-an-adult: squirreltastic: skeepeep: This is what billionaires can do with their unlawful amount of money “ Hansjörg Wyss, a billionaire and conservationist, wrote Wednesday in a New York Times op-ed that he will donate the money over the next 10 years through his Wyss Foundation. Lands and waters are best conserved when they become public national parks, wildlife refuges, or marine reserves, Wyss wrote. He aims to help conserve 30% of the Earth in a natural state by 2030.”   “ Wyss previously helped protect wild species on roughly 40 million acres of land and ocean after donating more than $450 million across Africa, South America, North America, and Europe. Wyss is also one of several billionaires to sign the Giving Pledge, a commitment to give away at least half of one’s wealth to charity. “ it just boggles my mind that so many people have ungodly amounts of money and absolutely none of them think of doing things like this, it should be the obvious choice. Imagine having the power in your hands to literally save the world like a real-life superhero and instead just deciding to buy a mansion made of gold or some other useless nonsense.

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