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Old 2006-03-19, 02:55 PM   #91
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No, it's the people that define the poverty calculation formula. Poverty is more than just how much one makes in a specific time period.
So it's easier to define a billionaire than it is to define a person in poverty.....

What is poverty? It's not good, I think. Not good for the individual in poverty, and not good for the nation.

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Old 2006-03-19, 03:46 PM   #92
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So it's easier to define a billionaire than it is to define a person in poverty.....
Your terminology is not consistent. A billionaire is a word that is self defined. You should use the term weathly instead. It is just as hard to define wealthy as it is to define poverty.
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Old 2006-03-20, 07:18 PM   #93
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Your terminology is not consistent. A billionaire is a word that is self defined. You should use the term weathly instead. It is just as hard to define wealthy as it is to define poverty.
are you saying that if I bought my home 20 years ago for such a price, and it was recently assessed for $1 million, then I'm a millionaire? Even if I'm dining on dog food, like many Americans?
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Old 2006-03-20, 08:18 PM   #94
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Having a net worth of a million or more would make you a millionaire. I don't know what you feed your dog, but it must be good stuff.
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Old 2009-05-17, 04:19 PM   #95
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Joaquin Guzman, a top Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, escaped from a maximum security prison in 2001 by hiding in a laundry cart.

He was named to the Forbes list of billionaires this year!

Would Bernie Madoff have made the list soon, too?
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Old 2009-05-17, 04:37 PM   #96
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Dang. I just checked and I'm still not on the list. Neither is Raphael, though, so in our anguished competition for the affections of Miss Ayelery he at least does not have this additional advantage. And that, by the way, Billy, is the real contest here.
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Old 2009-05-17, 04:42 PM   #97
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Dang. I just checked and I'm still not on the list. Neither is Raphael, though, so in our anguished competition for the affections of Miss Ayelery he at least does not have this additional advantage. And that, by the way, Billy, is the real contest here.
Like other female librarians and grammarians worldwide, Miss Ayelery prefers her men well-endowed in another way.

http://www.forbes.com/2009/03/11/wor...ires_land.html

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Old 2009-06-13, 03:00 PM   #98
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2 more criminal billionaires prove some crimes do pay very well

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Joaquin Guzman, a top Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, escaped from a maximum security prison in 2001 by hiding in a laundry cart.

He was named to the Forbes list of billionaires this year!

Would Bernie Madoff have made the list soon, too?
http://thepublics.wordpress.com/2008...ires-under-40/
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Billy, what exactly is your point? How many of all the billionaires do you think have not engaged in criminal activities in the pursuit of their wealth?

Did you see this, Bloomberg: Jail Bar Mitvah 'Should Not Have Taken Place'?

By the way, your t-shirts are in the mail. Priority was only a nickel more than regular post, so you might have them Monday, Tuesday at the latest. And sorry, there were only x-larges left.
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http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml

This 2011 year's list broke records in size (1,210 billionaires) and total net worth ($4.5 trillion). China doubled its number of 10-figure fortunes, and Moscow now has more billionaires than any other city. Mexico's Carlos Slim widened his lead at No. 1.

My boss and her family are # 10 in the world!!!! w00t!! and #4 in the USA!! with $26.5 billion.
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