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May 8, 2021, 6:59 p.m.
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Posted by: Stuminator

Who really cares? I'm sure the 37 guys on death row are not exactly model citizens.

In many places in 'merica, DA's are elected. How do you prove to an misundereducated electorate that you're the best qualified? By being tough on crime. Best way to get/retain the stupid dumb fucks attention? Kill people. Guilt being irrelevant.

Look how many Cdns served serious time who did no crime.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overturned_convictions_in_Canada

What if Cda. had the death penalty?

What then?


 Last edited by: tungsten on May 10, 2021, 11:13 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
May 10, 2021, 11:29 p.m.
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https://theintercept.com/2021/05/10/fate-winslow-murder/

https://inthesetimes.com/article/jeff-bezos-elon-musk-snl-billionaire-superyacht-class-war


 Last edited by: tungsten on May 10, 2021, 11:45 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
May 13, 2021, 5:40 p.m.
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"For $500 million, ten million people could receive surgery that saves them from blindness. Instead, Jeff Bezos bought a superyacht."

And then there's the $50 million a year it costs to run that yacht...

Bezos could forego his personal salary for a year and give every one of Amazon's 575,000 employees a $120,000 bonus.

Musk could give everyone at Tesla $1.9 million.

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May 13, 2021, 8:29 p.m.
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Bezos' salary is 69 billion a year?

May 14, 2021, 12:01 a.m.
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Posted by: Hepcat

"For $500 million, ten million people could receive surgery that saves them from blindness. Instead, Jeff Bezos bought a superyacht."

And then there's the $50 million a year it costs to run that yacht...

Bezos could forego his personal salary for a year and give every one of Amazon's 575,000 employees a $120,000 bonus.

Musk could give everyone at Tesla $1.9 million.

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then they would need to give up control over their company. musk doesn’t even receive a normal salary

May 14, 2021, 8:47 a.m.
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Musk doesn't have money, he has stock and stock options. He takes miminal salary, and uses lines of credit to pay personal living expenses.

May 14, 2021, 11:01 a.m.
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Yeah, just theoretical. 

Musk makes that argument, yet buys shit like the Lotus from the Spy Who Loved Me for a million dollars. 

He's doing better than Bezos maybe and his $40 million clock, etc. 

The self discipline not to buy a million dollar movie prop on a whim is a struggle all of us without money go through at some point

May 14, 2021, 11:05 a.m.
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The salary thing is a tax dodge pure and simple.  Why take a million dollar salary and get taxed at top marginal rate when you can get taxed at a Capital Gains rate (50%) when you sell a million bucks in stock.

May 14, 2021, 11:43 a.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

The salary thing is a tax dodge pure and simple.  Why take a million dollar salary and get taxed at top marginal rate when you can get taxed at a Capital Gains rate (50%) when you sell a million bucks in stock.

in his case it’s to control the company

May 17, 2021, 8:30 a.m.
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But he's sold a total of zero shares since 2010. He's only bought more.

May 17, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
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Aw, shucks....

May 18, 2021, 7:11 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

https://theintercept.com/2021/05/10/fate-winslow-murder/

https://inthesetimes.com/article/jeff-bezos-elon-musk-snl-billionaire-superyacht-class-war

Oxfam said the £1bn spent on second-hand superyachts in 2021 was enough to fully vaccinate entire countries.

Madness 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-57158371.amp

May 29, 2021, 12:02 a.m.
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+ A GOP lawmaker and teacher in Kansas named Mark Samsel has been accused of kicking his students in the testicles, an act he claims he carried out on “instructions from God.”

God says to Samsel, “Kick me a Son.”

And Samsel says, “You must be putting me on.”

God say, “No.” Mark say, “What?”

God say, “You can do what you want to, but … next time you see me you’d better run.”

Mark say, “Where you want this kicking done?”

God say, “First the right ball, then in the other one…”

https://www.rawstory.com/mark-samsel/


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May 29, 2021, 8:34 a.m.
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The garage door app on my phone is slow to load so it takes a long time to get at all the stuff in my garage that I don’t need.

May 29, 2021, 9:14 a.m.
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My right click on my mouse is dying and I play a lot of games, I'm pretty particular about peripherals so this is going to be annoying trying to find a new mouse I like.

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