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  • Bill Clinton Now Enjoys $1,000 Cigars

    08/21/2014 5:35:04 AM PDT · by W. · 48 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 7/21/2014 | DANIEL HALPER
    Bill Clinton enjoys a Gurkha cigar, "the Rolls Royce of the cigar industry." "The cigars are close to $1,000 each," says the cigar boss.
  • Indian Millionaire Spends Ł127,000 ($212,000) on Gold Shirt for Birthday Celebration (45 Years Old!)

    08/08/2014 5:44:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    A wealthy Indian businessman celebrating his 45th birthday made sure he looked the part - by having a shirt made of gold. Pankaj Parakh, the owner of a multi-million pound textile business, spent Ł127,000 on the shirt which weighs almost four kilos. A team of 20 craftsmen spent 3,200 hours creating the shirt out of 18-22 carat gold. It has seven gold buttons but was created to have the same flexibility as a normal shirt. Mr Parakh, who left school with no qualifications, said: “Gold always fascinated me since I was five years old and studying in school. Over the...
  • The ‘Force’ of George Lucas is everywhere at Skywalker Ranch

    08/06/2014 11:18:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 6, 2014
    George Lucas, the man behind the mega-successful interplanetary saga Star Wars, may well have retired, but his spirit looms large at the famous Skywalker Ranch. The creator of Luke, Leia, Indiana Jones and Darth Vader bought the property in 1978 with proceeds from his first blockbuster hit, Star Wars to realise his dream of creating a haven for filmmaking outside Hollywood, at a cost of around $100 million (Dh367 million), according to the Wall Street Journal. Rare visitors allowed into the huge complex — 1,900 hectares near San Francisco — must first weave around hills, orchards, and pastures occupied by...
  • Hillary asked if she has 'millions,' responds, 'yes, yes, indeed!' (misleads about net worth)

    07/29/2014 10:20:04 AM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies
    WASHINGTON EXAMINER ^ | 7/29/14 | PAUL BEDARD
    Hillary regrets saying she was 'dead broke'; now says she feels blessed by success. Democrat presidential candidate wannabe Hillary Clinton stumbled at the opening of her recent disastrous book tour by saying she and her husband Bill Clinton were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House in 2000. She now refuses to put an exact number on her worth and fudged about her wealth that has been pegged at about $80 Million...
  • Michael Moore Owns 9 Homes

    07/24/2014 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Brietbart.com ^ | 7/23/14 | John Nolte
    Added: The Smoking Gun was the first outlet to report this, and did so weeks ago. According to the Detroit News, anti-capitalism "everyman" filmmaker Michael Moore owns 9 homes. On top of a $2 million, 10,000 square foot lakefront mansion in Torch Lake, Michigan, there is a Manhattan condo that was once 3 condos, and 7 other properties. Moore's secret role as a land baron was revealed in divorce papers....
  • The Multi-Billion Dollar Institution That Is ‘The Clintons, Inc.’

    07/02/2014 8:07:13 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | July 2 2014 | Jim Geraghty
    Yeah, tell us again how “dead broke” you were, Hillary: Bill and Hillary Clinton helped raise more than $1 billion from U.S. companies and industry donors during two decades on the national stage through campaigns, paid speeches and a network of organizations advancing their political and policy goals, The Wall Street Journal found. Those deep ties potentially give Mrs. Clinton a financial advantage in the 2016 presidential election, if she runs, and could bring industry donors back to the Democratic Party for the first time since Mr. Clinton left the White House… The Journal tallied speaking fees and donations to...
  • Clinton Defends $225,000 Speaking Fee

    06/29/2014 12:16:12 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 27 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 June 2014 | John Semmens
    Elias Benjelloun’s, the UNLV student body president, and Daniel Waqar’s, the student government’s public relations director, protest that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s $225,000 fee for a single speech is excessive was slapped down by the lady herself. “Students angry that their tuition fees are being increased shouldn’t try to take it out on me,” Clinton angrily exclaimed. “I have unique credentials. I’ve been a First Lady and co-president, a United States Senator, and Secretary of State. Audiences should expect to pay more to hear me.” Clinton compared her fee with the $230,000 per game salary paid to the...
  • Bill Clinton: Why doesn’t anyone believe we were poor?

    06/24/2014 7:53:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has had a rough time of it ever since she asserted that both she and her husband were “dead broke” and “struggled” after leaving the White House in 2001. “A few weeks before they left the White House, the Clintons were able to muster a cash down payment of $855,000 and secure a $1.995 million mortgage,” Politifact observed. “This hardly fits the common meaning of ‘dead broke.’” Clinton might have taken the public backlash over this minor gaffe in stride, but she didn’t. Speaking with The Guardian over the weekend, Clinton again reasserted her credentials...
  • Chelsea Clinton Buys $10.5M NYC Apartment, Says She Can't 'Care' About Money

    06/24/2014 8:56:03 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    Hillary Clinton is still riffing off her claim that she and Bill aren't really that rich, and now daughter Chelsea is also insisting she is so selfless that she just can't dredge up enough interest to "care" about money.
  • If You Thought Hillary’s ‘Dead Broke’ Comment Was Heartwrenching, Hear What She Calls $100 Million

    06/23/2014 7:58:18 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | June 23 2014 | Mike Miller
    (VIDEO) Remember the old saying, “She only opens her mouth to change feet”? Such is the case with Hillary Clinton when it comes to her and hubby Bill’s $100 million net worth. After being ridiculed by the right and left alike over her comments that she and Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House in 2001, Hillary now claims they are not like the “truly well off.” During an interview with The Guardian, Hillary was asked how she can be credible on the issue of “income inequality,” considering her net worth: Americans “don’t see me as part...
  • Biden one-ups ‘dead broke’ Hillary by boasting he’s ‘the poorest man in Congress’

    06/23/2014 9:57:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 6-23-14 | Dave Boyer
    At a White House summit for working families Monday, Vice PresidentJoseph R. Biden tried to relate to the audience by calling himself “the poorest man in Congress.” While acknowledging that he was wearing “a mildly expensive suit,” Mr. Biden said he’s not as wealthy as most of his peers in Washington. “I don’t own a single stock or bond,” Mr. Biden said to laughter. “I have no savings accounts. But I got a great pension and I got a good salary.” Mr. Biden and wife Jill reported $407,009 in adjusted gross income in 2013, including $230,700 for his salary as...
  • Hillary Clinton: I’m not ‘truly well off’ compared to wealthiest Americans

    06/22/2014 6:27:31 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 88 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/22/14 | Adam Edelman
    Hillary Clinton claims that despite the significant wealth she and Bill have amassed since leaving the White House, they’re not “truly well off” compared to the richest of Americans. “They don't see me as part of the problem," Clinton told The Guardian newspaper in response to a question about whether voters would see her as “credible” on the issue of income inequality, despite her vast personal wealth. “We pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off — not to name names — and we've done it through dint of hard work.” The eyebrow-raising comment,...
  • Hillary Clinton Explains How Broke They Were

    06/16/2014 5:52:43 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 9 replies
    Retired Texas Vet | 6-16-14 | Retired Texas Vet
    Hillary Clinton (aka Mrs Slick Willy) today explained the extent of them being "dead broke" and how they adapted. Hillary stated that Bill (aka Slick Willy) used to hang out at the Salvation Army Store to pick up the used clothes that Slow Joe Biden brought in for tax deductions. The well used suits were tailored by the talented Hispanic maid into the famed Hillary pant suits. The under shorts were usable by Slick Willy once the skid marks were bleached down and dyed over by the maid. Chelsea was signed up for the "free meals" programs at her private...
  • Pelosi remains atop list of wealthiest House leaders

    06/15/2014 11:49:34 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | June 13, 2014
    WASHINGTON — Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is once again the wealthiest member of the House leadership, according to financial disclosure reports released Friday. Pelosi and her husband, Paul, have $42.4 million to $199.5 million in assets.
  • NBC Reportedly Paid Chelsea Clinton a Whopping $600K Salary

    06/13/2014 11:20:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 Jun 2014 | Andrew Kirell
    Chelsea Clinton once earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News, POLITICO‘s Dylan Byers and Maggie Haberman revealed on Friday via sources with knowledge. Their report reads: Clinton, who joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” in November 2011, was up for renewal or non-renewal this year. Instead, the sources said, the network decided to keep her on the payroll on a month-to-month basis so that the two parties could sever ties if Clinton’s mother, Hillary, runs for president. [...] As special correspondent, Clinton worked on service-related feature assignments for NBC’s “Rock Center with Brian Williams” until the show’s...
  • Mrs. Clinton's "Dead Broke" Sob Story

    06/10/2014 5:55:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Before we get to the Hillary Clinton sound bites, I don't think things are going as well with this book as they had planned. But that's just my first take, just based on things I'm seeing in the news. It's still at number two on Amazon and it had the whole Drive-By Media behind it. It's already been marked down 40%, which is not uncommon. It's standard operating procedure sometimes for best-sellers to be knocked down to 30%, anywhere from 15 to 30. But 40? And there are not a whole lot of people showing up at...
  • Rand Paul to Hillary: Take Your 'Sad Song' of Financial Difficulties to the American People

    06/10/2014 2:22:18 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 10, 2014
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) criticized former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for complaining that she was “dead broke” after they left the White House. “I mean, there is a lot of Americans struggling, if she wants to come to Eastern Kentucky to my state and talk to miners who are out of work and see the despair in their faces and talk about her personal plight as being the poor spouse of a president, she is welcome to take that message around the country,” Paul explained. Paul pointed to Hillary Clinton’s $8 million book deal that she signed before the...
  • "Dead Broke": The Hillary Clinton Story

    06/10/2014 12:23:40 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 46 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 06/10/2014 | Andrew Todd
    Mark Twain once said, “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” While we won’t cover statistics, we have found a damned lie. Earlier this week in an interview with Diane Sawyer, Hillary Clinton stated that by the time her and her husband exited the White House in 2001, they were “dead broke.” She added that, due to enormous legal fees following her husband’s impeachment, they had “no money.” While it is certainly true that the Clinton’s legal bills were sky high, the notion that they were penniless and broke is not only incorrect, but a damned...
  • The backtracking begins: Hillary hustles to halt fallout from ‘dead broke’ controversy

    06/10/2014 11:33:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain — and recast — what she meant when she complained of her family’s financial struggles after leaving the White House. The subject was broached on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when host Robin Roberts asked Mrs. Clinton if she could understand America’s head-scratching reaction to her claim that the Clintons were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House and needed to hit the lucative speaking circuit to build their bank accounts. “Yes I can, but everything in life has to be put into context,” she said, The Hill reported. “As I...
  • Bill Clinton Reportedly Smashed a Mirror After Hearing Qatar Won the 2022 World Cup Bid

    06/03/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 71 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Marissa Payne
    If the “well-placed” source found by The Sydney Morning Herald is to be believed, it seems former President Bill Clinton went into Hulk mode on a Swiss hotel mirror after hearing Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup. The Morning Herald reports : “Bill Clinton looked anything but happy as he strode into the Savoy Baur en Ville hotel in Zurich in December 2010. The receptionists could tell he was irritated, but had no idea just how angry he was. After closing the door to his suite, he reached for an ornament on a table and threw it at a...
  • Jackie Kennedy wanted to divorce her philandering husband and was given $1m to stay

    06/03/2014 11:50:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2014 | Caroline Howe
    ackie Kennedy’s marriage to JFK was headed to a divorce when his life was cut short by an assassin's bullet in November 1963. She was about to become the only First Lady to divorce a sitting president. That's the shocking bombshell in a new book Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis: A life Beyond Her Wildest Dreams by Darwin Porter and Danforth Prince from Blue Moon Productions publisher. Jackie had had enough. Fed up with his constant womanizing, and having her own dalliances that fueled the fire of her desire for liberation, Jackie told her confidantes that she wanted out. Her anger amped...
  • Raise Taxes to Fix the Wealth Gap, Millionaires Say

    05/06/2014 10:08:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/06/2014 | Robert Frank
    In the heated debate over inequality, the wealthy are usually portrayed as the cause rather than the solution. But CNBC's first-ever Millionaire Survey reveals that 51 percent of American millionaires believe inequality is a "major problem" for the U.S., and nearly two-thirds support higher taxes on the wealthy and a higher minimum wage as ways to narrow the wealth gap. The findings show that—far from being a purely self-interested voting bloc—American millionaires have complicated views when it comes to the wealth gap and opportunity in America. They are unashamed of their own wealth and attribute their success to hard work,...
  • Ron Howard lists East Coast estate with farm at $27.5 million

    05/05/2014 5:07:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 76 replies
    la times ^ | may 3, 2014 | lauren beale
    Ron Howard, the Oscar-winning director, has put his family home and farm up for sale near Greenwich, Conn., for $27.5 million. The lakefront estate is made up of 32 acres of land straddling the Connecticut and New York border. In addition to a working farm, the property includes a more than 17,200-square-foot main residence, a guesthouse, an indoor sports complex, an observatory, riding trails and woods. Howard and his wife, Cheryl, raised their family in the classic New England-style home. Among the rooms are a two-story office/library, a 14-seat theater, six bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The guesthouse has two bedrooms...
  • Why Do Nearly All the Super Rich Support the Democrats?

    04/28/2014 8:23:32 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 38 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 4/28/2014 | Nick Sorrentino
    by Nick Sorrentino"Much has been made recently of the rich gaming the system for their own benefit. Of a new “guilded age.” Socialist economist Thomas Piketty’s new book has been getting rave reviews from all over the establishment because it makes the case that very powerful people with nearly bottomless bank accounts have gamed the system and that government induced redistribution is in order. And indeed the rich have gamed the system for their benefit, but as Matthew Continetti points out, the game the super rich want to play for the most part is not one of free markets and...
  • Another Company Abandons California

    04/29/2014 5:12:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 29, 2014 | John Ransom
    Another blow was struck for competition, common sense and low taxes as Toyota Motor Corp. announced that they be moving their campus in Torrance, California to a suburb outside of Dallas, Texas. “Toyota Motor Corp. is moving substantial parts of its U.S. headquarters in Torrance, Calif., to suburban Dallas,” writes the Detroit News, “as the world’s largest automaker seeks savings from its U.S. sales unit, people familiar with the matter said.” Although no figures are yet available, anecdotal evidence suggests that people are fleeing California, not just companies. SFGate.com says that 66% of all state revenue now comes from personal...
  • Canada scraps millionaire visa scheme, ‘dumps 46,000 Chinese applications’

    04/13/2014 4:02:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | February 26, 2014 | Ian Young and Keith Zhai
    Tens of thousands of Chinese millionaires face an uncertain future after Canada's government moved to scrap its controversial investor visa scheme, which has allowed waves of rich Hongkongers and mainland Chinese to immigrate since 1986. The surprise announcement was made in Finance Minister Jim Flaherty's budget, delivered to parliament in Ottawa on Tuesday. An estimated 45,500 mainland Chinese in the queue for visas in Hong Kong will have their applications "eliminated" and their fees returned. The announcement came less than a week after the South China Morning Post revealed how the scheme was overwhelmed by an influx of applications from...
  • 5 countries that gained the most millionaires (Where are the world's rich moving?)

    03/30/2014 6:42:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CNBC ^ | 03/30/2014 | Robert Frank
    Are you thinking of going to college? If so, please consider that decision very carefully. You probably have lots of people telling you that an "education" is the key to your future and that you will never be able to get a "good job" unless you go to college. And it is true that those that go to college do earn more on average than those that do not. However, there is also a downside. At most U.S. colleges, the quality of the education that you will receive is a joke, the goal of most colleges is to extract as...
  • Illinois: How will we fix our budget problems? Let’s tax millionaires!

    03/21/2014 2:12:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2014 | Bruce McQuain
    This worked so well for France that Belgium had a real estate boom with the new tax on millionaires was announced. And New Jersey learned that millionaires have a tendency to leave when confronted with higher taxes. But Illinois? Well, per Michael Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives, Illinois is different: “Well, if they’re in Illinois today, they’re probably so much in love with Illinois that they’re not going to leave,” he said, according to the Tribune–a backhanded acknowledgement of how poorly the state is already doing.Madigan may also be encouraged by California’s example, where millionaires have largely...
  • U.S. Millionaires Club Grows To Almost 10 Million

    03/14/2014 6:28:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    TIME ^ | 03/14/2014 | Noah Rayman
    A record 9.63 million households had a net worth of $1 million or more last year, a 58 percent increase from 2008. The number of affluent households worth between $100,000 and $1 million also went up in 2013 There was a record 9.63 million households in the U.S. with a net worth of $1 million or more last year, according to new market research. The number of millionaire households surged 58 percent from a dip in 2008, when there were 6.7 million households worth $1 million or more (not including primary residences). In 2007, there were 9.2 million households worth...
  • Chinese plead for Canada to let them immigrate

    03/04/2014 6:16:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 4, 2014 8:43 AM EST | Louise Watt
    Chinese millionaires on Tuesday pleaded for the Canadian government not to throw away the immigration applications of thousands of Chinese nationals as part of its plans to end a backlogged investor program. At a news conference, 10 investor applicants delivered their crestfallen message—that their faith in Canada as a “trustworthy country,” with its attractive rule of law, environment and welfare system, was wavering. Last month, Canada announced its intention to terminate its immigrant investor program and eliminate the longstanding backlog of applications—amounting to more than 65,000 people, most of whom are Chinese. It said immigrant investors pay less in taxes...
  • Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion

    02/21/2014 6:03:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 134 replies
    Christian Post ^ | October 18, 2013 | Alecia MacKenzie ,
    Full Title: Joel Osteen's $10.5 Million Mansion, Cross-Less Church and Other Surprising Facts About the Mega-Pastor Joel Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, and the bestselling author of books like Your Best Life Now and I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, has been dubbed "the smiling preacher" due to his toothy smile and upbeat attitude. Here are a few facts about Pastor Osteen and his ministry you might not know. 1. Joel Osteen Met Victoria Osteen in a Jewelry Store Pastor Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen met in 1985 when he went to a...
  • Sean Hannity to Leave New York After Andrew Cuomo's Anti-Conservative Rant [w/audio]

    01/20/2014 5:40:23 PM PST · by servo1969 · 124 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Journalism ^ | 1-20-2014 | Jeffrey Poor
    “Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York,” Hannity said. “I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water...
  • Top 1 percent reaps 90 percent of income gains since Obama took office

    01/14/2014 4:55:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/14/2014 | Patrice Hill
    Despite his best efforts, the president who vowed to conquer Wall Street and revive opportunity for everyday Americans on Main Street has this to show for his first five years in office: U.S. stock markets are in record territory, posting 30 percent gains just last year, and Wall Street is home once again to the biggest concentration of billionaires on earth, while wages for the middle class have barely kept up with inflation. As President Obama prepares to lay out an economic agenda to address this disappointing state of affairs in his State of the Union address this month, his...
  • Congress Is Now Mostly A Millionaires’ Club (more than half are now millionaires)

    01/09/2014 2:14:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Time ^ | January 9, 2014 | Andrew Katz
    Complete Headline: Congress Is Now Mostly A Millionaires’ Club -- For the first time, more than half of congressional lawmakers are worth at least $1 million Congress is loaded, if you weren’t already aware. The Center for Responsive Politics analyzed the personal financial disclosure data from 2012 of the 534 current members of Congress and found that, for the first time, more than half had an average net worth of $1 million or more: 268 to be exact, up from 257 the year earlier. The median for congressional Democrats was $1.04 million and, for Republicans, $1 million even. To calculate...
  • Vacaying Multi-Millionaire Obama Blasts GOP That Went Home for the Holidays & Abandoned Poor

    01/05/2014 8:37:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Indepebndent Journal Review ^ | January 5, 2014 | Kyle Becker
    It must be nice to a president who has overseen one of the worst recoveries in the modern era, who then moralizes those who think job creation is preferable to endlessly issuing government checks backed by paper money and nearly insurmountable debt. But such is the life of vacationing multi-millionaire Barack Obama, who gets to look down at us while he drives by in a golf cart as small businesses are imploding in the wake of his disastrous policies. Meanwhile, the poor keep getting poorer, and the rich keep getting richer. Dave Urbanski of The Blaze reported on the haughty...
  • Republicans Are Overwhelmed By A Sea of Democratic Cash

    12/29/2013 9:22:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 29, 2013 | John Hinderaker
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune investigates independent political spending over the last few election cycles. The results are stark, but won’t surprise anyone who has been paying attention: A Star Tribune analysis of ­campaign finance records found that just three dozen individuals or entities have contributed more than $27 million to political action and independent expenditure committees over the past three election cycles. The analysis shows those donations heavily favored Democrats. Unless that trend is reversed, Republicans could find themselves at a disadvantage heading into the 2014 elections…. No kidding. One union — the powerful ­Education Minnesota teachers union — poured...
  • Tycoon gives away $800 million fortune before suicide jump

    12/29/2013 7:02:49 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 12/29/2013 | unknown
    A renowned Wall Street tycoon gave away his entire $800 million fortune before falling to his death in a suicide jump this week.
  • America's 10 Most Expensive Restaurants

    12/08/2013 9:57:30 AM PST · by Kip Russell · 101 replies
    Yahoo! Shine ^ | May 22, 2012 | The Daily Meal
    Determining which restaurants in the nation offer the steepest prices is a tricky task. Most of the restaurants on this list serve the rarest, most premium, and freshest ingredients available, from kitchens run by chefs with expert levels of craftsmanship and artistry, in dining rooms with an exceptional quality of service provided by the front of house staff. But regardless of the justifications, the fact remains that the restaurants on this list are outrageously pricey. To arrive at the top 25 we compiled a list of restaurants commonly known for being outrageously expensive (such as Masa, which is known for...
  • UK has 75 percent of EU’s millionaire bankers

    12/01/2013 10:51:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 01.12.13 @ 08:43 (Dec. 1) | Benjamin Fox
    More than 75 percent of Europe’s banking millionaires are based in the UK, according to a report by the EU’s bank watchdog. More than 2,700 UK-based bankers were paid more than €1 million in 2012, compared to a further 794 across the rest of the EU. Germany was a distant second with 212, followed by France with 177. Ten EU countries had no banking millionaires. The data, contained in the London-based European Banking Authority annual “High Earners” report, reveal the extent of the UK’s dominance of the banking rich-list. …
  • The Race Is On in Silicon Valley to Escape Real America

    11/29/2013 5:12:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | November 30, 2013 | James Poulos
    Day in and day out, the message from the media is the same. Your country is becoming a nightmare. However you can, get out—and do it now, before you’re trapped. From Saul Alinsky to Sarah Palin, the view of the problem is also the same. Society has been divided into Elites and Real People. But the situation now seems so dire that instead of achieving transformative change, many of us are simply opting to flee into dreams—of a post-revolutionary paradise, or of traditional times restored. As the promise of real life claustrophobically collapses around us, we turn our sights on...
  • McAuliffe Campaign Funded the Democratic Ground Game That Sealed Victory

    11/06/2013 10:56:53 AM PST · by don-o · 18 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | November 6, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Breitbart News has confirmed that much of the credit for Terry McAuliffe’s narrow 47.9 percent to 45.5 percent victory over Republican Ken Cuccinelli in Tuesday’s election is attributable to a $4 million donation the McAuliffe campaign gave to the Democratic Party of Virginia, which used those funds to run a highly effective ground game for the party’s full slate of candidates. Ashley Bauman, press secretary for the Democratic Party of Virginia, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview on Wednesday that "[w]hile we used that money [the $4 million donated to the Democratic Party of Virginia from the McAuliffe campaign]...
  • Budget deal includes $174K payout to widow of millionaire Senator

    10/16/2013 4:19:56 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 12 replies
    Buried inside the budget deal brokered by Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid: a payout to the millionaire widow of the late Democratic senator Frank Lautenberg. There is appropriated for payment to Bonnie Englebardt Lautenberg, widow of Frank R. Lautenberg, late a Senator from New Jersey, $174,000.” Agreed to by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate. Lautenberg’s networth $56.8 million last year
  • What was McAuliffe doing investing in this get-rich-quick scheme?

    10/11/2013 6:02:12 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 11 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 10/11/13 | David Freddoso
    What I find most interesting here is that McAuliffe and a bunch of important people and entities — including Flanders’ law firm, the former Cranston Chief of Police, a large-scale bookie once sentenced to prison, and a monsignor who was a top official for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence — all found their way into this same get-rich-quick scheme. It’s smells a lot like something designed for people who think they’re too important to follow the law. I’m not a lawyer, but I can tell you this — if anyone ever approaches you with a guarantee that he can...
  • Wendy Davis Makes Over $1 Million Filibustering for Late-Term Abortions

    07/16/2013 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    How much money can a state Senator from Texas make for her campaign account by filibustering against a bill to ban late-term abortions? “Texas state Senator Wendy Davis has reaped nearly $1 million in political donations since she staged a nearly 11-hour filibuster that ultimately failed to stop the Texas legislature approving stringent new restrictions on abortion in the state, her office said on Monday,” according to Reuters. From the report: Davis, 50, who is running for re-election to the state Senate in 2014 and has been called upon by some fellow Democrats to run for Texas governor, raised $933,000...
  • America Falls Behind in Creating Rich Entrepreneurs

    06/17/2013 3:55:52 PM PDT · by grundle · 137 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 17, 2013 | Robert Frank
    <p>The creation myth of American wealth is almost always rooted in the entrepreneur.</p> <p>It's the two kids who start a computer company in their garage or dorm room. Or the former standup comic who creates form-shaping undergarments, or the South African immigrant who creates a new electric car and private space program.</p>
  • Florida Powerball Winner, 84, Claims $590-Million Prize

    06/05/2013 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    ABC ^ | 06-05-2013 | Staff
    Gloria C. Mackenzie held the most lucrative winning lottery ticket in American history.
  • Shock poll: Wealthy, not middle class, support Obama

    05/01/2013 1:00:44 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 1, 2013
    President Obama's approval numbers are starting to mimic Mitt Romney's. According to a new YouGov poll, it's the rich -- not the poor or middle class -- who back Obama more despite his 2012 campaign attacking the rich. The poll for the Economist found that fewer than half of those with incomes less than $100,000 per year approve of Obama's performance, while he enjoys a 54 percent approval rating among those with incomes higher than that. Those earning less than $40,000 a year disapprove of the president's performance, 51 percent to 45 percent. Those earning $40,000 to $100,000 disapprove by...
  • Swift pays cash for $17M home [Country Girl Singer Drops Millions for Rhode Island Mansion]

    04/30/2013 1:58:09 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 70 replies
    Taylor Swift is adding to her property portfolio after securing a $17.75 million deal for a new seaside home in Rhode Island. The I Knew You Were Trouble hitmaker recently went house hunting along the U.S. northeast coast with her mother Andrea, father Scott and younger brother Austin, and she appears to have settled on a lavish estate in the town of Westerly. The property, which boasts five bedrooms and sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean, had reportedly been on the market for $20 million - but Swift managed to use her charms to negotiate the lower price -- she...
  • Chelsea Clinton to buy $10.5 million apartment on Madison Square Park (In Case You Missed This)

    04/07/2013 12:22:42 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 76 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 14, 2013 | Phillip Caulfield
    Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are in contract to buy a $10.5 million apartment in The Whitman, at 21 East 26th St. Come June, NoMad residents will be keeping up with the Clintons. Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are buying a sleek, $10.5 million apartment overlooking Madison Square Park, sources said. The Whitman, first built in 1924, is near the couple's current place, a rented loft in Gramercy Park. The 5,000-square-foot pad, in The Whitman at 21 E. 26th St., is just a few blocks from the couple's rented Gramercy Park loft. Sources said staying nearby...
  • Hamilton’s penniless millionaire [$10 million lottery winner is now broke]

    03/29/2013 7:22:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 59 replies
    thespec.com ^ | March 21, 2013 | Molly Hayes
    Nine years after cashing her $10,569,000.10 cheque, lotto winner Sharon Tirabassi is catching the Barton Street bus to her part-time job. She’s working to support her kids in their rented house in northeast Hamilton.Tirabassi, 35 — one of this city’s biggest lotto winners — has gone from rolling in dough to living pay cheque to pay cheque. The Lotto Super Seven payout didn’t come with a financial adviser and before she knew it — big house, fancy cars, designer clothes, lavish parties, exotic trips, handouts to family, loans to friends — the money was gone.“You don’t think it’ll go (at...