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(Daily Mail)   A new contender for world's largest yacht, world's tiniest manhood   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 39
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2012-06-13 12:12:07 AM
5 votes:
I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?
2012-06-13 07:21:47 AM
3 votes:
If I had $400,000,000.00 to spend on a boat, I sure as hell wouldn't spend it on a boat.
2012-06-13 01:41:03 AM
3 votes:
Jump you f*ckers
2012-06-13 09:03:42 AM
2 votes:
Something you might find on a superyacht
sexywomenblogs.com
2012-06-13 08:09:21 AM
2 votes:

BigBooper: And then there's the matter of security. That thing is like a huge floating target.


It's supposedly owned by a Saudi Prince. Do you think al queda is really going to bite the hand that feeds it?
2012-06-13 07:38:33 AM
2 votes:

puffy999: If I have that kind of money, I'm buying a used cruise ship, sailing around the world, and picking up chicks at every port.


Most cruise ships aren't really designed with crossing open oceans in mind.

I'd still rather have a 40 - 50' catamaran. Aluminum hulls, dagger boards, rigid foam reserve bouyancy, high semi enclosed bridgedeck with all sail controls at the helm... sail the carribean, the east coat, the maritime provinces... maybe ski sail in iceland or norway, make my way down to the med... damn. I need to win the lottery. Too bad I never play.
2012-06-13 07:33:17 AM
2 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


If only they had to choose between one or the other.
2012-06-13 07:20:54 AM
2 votes:
That's not a yacht. That's a floating peener!

i.dailymail.co.uk

Boats = holes in the water you throw money into.
2012-06-13 07:16:47 AM
2 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


The problem is that we've allowed them to buy both.
2012-06-13 07:14:11 AM
2 votes:
The old line about them creating jobs gets tiring though, because it implies that when poor people spend money on boring shiat like food and shelter, somehow that isn't creating jobs.

Jobs are created when people spend money, and it doesn't matter who that money comes from. If the poor and middle class don't have money, they aren't creating demand for goods and there are less jobs around.

The economic engine is cyclical. Money has to trickle up as well as down.
2012-06-13 11:23:25 AM
1 votes:
I'd like a house boat type that can be closed up and become a submersible to avoid storms or pirates.

I'd say something with at least 7-8 bedrooms, enough rooms for moving around, a small library, an office, a billiard room, entertainment room.

It would need to have a garage hangar with expandable ramp for at least 3 vehicles such as cars and a few ATV or such.

A smaller landing boat, with capacity to drop a car on a beach or such....so maybe an hovercraft or similar.

And I'd have to wonder if there's any sort of legal defensive weapons I could put on it. (small torpedoes, machine guns or such). Just enough to give it a chance to get rid of pirates and such.

I can't see this costing 600 millions, a few millions sure...

*sigh*
2012-06-13 10:18:27 AM
1 votes:

Fissile: True, and once the ship is built, then what? It is a white elephant that does nothing except make money evaporate. Not every dollar spent has the same overall effect on the economy. It's call the multiplier effect, and apparently you've never heard of it because you've never studied economics......no reading Freakonomics doesn't qualify as studying economics. Instead of a super luxury yacht what if this money had been spent on some long term capital improvement project that would have produced jobs for decades to come? No, spending on pure consumption doesn't have the same effect.


I find your comments hurtful and now I'm going back down to my mom's basement to play xbox and sulk.

Yes, government infrastructure spending is soooo much better than private spending and has such a better multiplier effect. For a minute I'll suppose that this is really an either/or situation and this guy can either build a yacht or we'll take his money and spend on an infrastructure project like a new ship for the Navy. Oh wait, you didn't mean that kind of infrastructure, only the "good" kind, that is cost efficient and generates positive externalities like a solar powered unicorn factory. Sorry, your congressman instead voted to build a new destroyer because it creates jobs in his district and the company donated a crapload to his campaign. Oh yeah and it's going to cost $2 billion, will not have gold toilet seats (although by the cost you will assume that it did) and it will never see combat. Yes, that the kind of economy I want to be part of.
2012-06-13 09:47:06 AM
1 votes:
Seriously, what kind of sociopath would you have to be to enjoy floating around on this monstrosity?

"Yeah, I could have eradicated a disease that destroys the lives of millions of people, but instead I spent it on a boat."

I'm no fan of Bill Gates, but I seem to recall that around 15 years ago there were people in Africa whose cheeks would rot away due to a lack of iodine in their diet. Food doesn't do you any good if it just falls out of the side of your mouth.

Bill Gates used his billions to distribute iodine tablets in Africa.

Meanwhile that vapid POS Abramovich has spent hundreds of millions on trying to make Chelsea a power in European Football. Fark Chelsea and fark the Russia that spawned this prick.
2012-06-13 09:16:32 AM
1 votes:
Every time you fill you tank a Saudi buys a yacht.

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2012-06-13 09:01:20 AM
1 votes:
What the owner is saying to everyone:
rickmc.files.wordpress.com
"Look at me, motherfarkers, I've got an expensive boat"

/Really, no one posted this yet?
2012-06-13 08:56:03 AM
1 votes:
If I was rich, and money was no object, I too would purchase a boat. It would not be a custom job, it will be a second hand boat. I would simply go to whoever I had to, drop the cash, and buy... the U.S.S. Iowa.

The inside would be scrapped, stripped, and decked out in the latest of bling and technology. The outside, would still look like a godsdamned battleship. The guns, oh yeah, the guns, I would make sure those 16 inch beauties still worked. So when I pulled my battleship into Monaco Harbor, I could do a full broadside salute with all turrets (unloaded of course) and watch as the pressure wave rocks every smaller yacht in the harbor and shattered every window in about a 10km range.

And when people complain and biatch about it, and they will, I will simply say "Well, what the fark are you going to do about it? I... have a battleship."
2012-06-13 08:54:39 AM
1 votes:

starlost: i somehow got connected with a wealthy guy for a short period of time and one day i was at a marina with him and a luxury yacht salesman. the salesman[excuse me broker] was showing us the biggest boat they had. it had a device on the deck that raised from the floor a golf ball on a tee. you would hit the ball and the tee would sink and then load another ball and raise up again. when it wasn't being used the deck was perfect to walk on. even when used the only thing above deck was the tee and the tiny hole the tee/ball raised and lower through.
anyway, i said something like isn't it polluting to be hitting balls into the water and why not have half a tee sitting on a disk to use as the golf tee and put the ball on the tee yourself and hit into a net to save the balls. they looked at me like i lost my way out of the turnip patch, my pants were on backwards, and i stepped in pig crap in my bare feet and didn't know it.


You're a hick and should be quiet when the grown-ups are talking. I hope you learned your lesson.
2012-06-13 08:51:55 AM
1 votes:

beefoe: Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'd rather they buy food, clothes, and medicine for the poor. But it's not for me to judge.

Yes, because that $600 million spent at the shipyard magically evaporates once it is spent and doesn't go toward steel, aluminum, wood, electronics, engines, stone, paint, etc. And the companies that make those items just have them magically appear and don't hire and pay anyone to help create those things.


======================

True, and once the ship is built, then what? It is a white elephant that does nothing except make money evaporate. Not every dollar spent has the same overall effect on the economy. It's call the multiplier effect, and apparently you've never heard of it because you've never studied economics......no reading Freakonomics doesn't qualify as studying economics. Instead of a super luxury yacht what if this money had been spent on some long term capital improvement project that would have produced jobs for decades to come? No, spending on pure consumption doesn't have the same effect.

BTW, I will be doing the happy dance all day long when I turn on the computer and read the news about how the Saudi "Royal" family has been dragged of their palace and tortured to death by a mob of Saudis enraged by how their national patrimony was squandered.
2012-06-13 08:36:54 AM
1 votes:
I'm trying to save up enough money buy a 14 ft aluminum fishing boat, so I'm getting a kick out of this rich fat bastard.

Literally.
2012-06-13 08:07:07 AM
1 votes:

Sylvia_Bandersnatch: I'd rather they buy food, clothes, and medicine for the poor. But it's not for me to judge.


Yes, because that $600 million spent at the shipyard magically evaporates once it is spent and doesn't go toward steel, aluminum, wood, electronics, engines, stone, paint, etc. And the companies that make those items just have them magically appear and don't hire and pay anyone to help create those things.
2012-06-13 07:57:01 AM
1 votes:
i somehow got connected with a wealthy guy for a short period of time and one day i was at a marina with him and a luxury yacht salesman. the salesman[excuse me broker] was showing us the biggest boat they had. it had a device on the deck that raised from the floor a golf ball on a tee. you would hit the ball and the tee would sink and then load another ball and raise up again. when it wasn't being used the deck was perfect to walk on. even when used the only thing above deck was the tee and the tiny hole the tee/ball raised and lower through.
anyway, i said something like isn't it polluting to be hitting balls into the water and why not have half a tee sitting on a disk to use as the golf tee and put the ball on the tee yourself and hit into a net to save the balls. they looked at me like i lost my way out of the turnip patch, my pants were on backwards, and i stepped in pig crap in my bare feet and didn't know it.
2012-06-13 07:51:31 AM
1 votes:
I wonder what the crew requirements are going to be like on that thing. And then of course all the cooks, maids, ass wipers, etc.

Hey if your that rich, you don't wipe your own ass. You have a peasant girl do it for you.

And then there's the matter of security. That thing is like a huge floating target.
2012-06-13 07:47:42 AM
1 votes:

Maturin: Betep: pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!

Aye


Ten largest yachts, real yachts, you know, with sails.
/I'll have the Hetairos please.
2012-06-13 07:45:37 AM
1 votes:

weave: The old line about them creating jobs gets tiring though, because it implies that when poor people spend money on boring shiat like food and shelter, somehow that isn't creating jobs.

Jobs are created when people spend money, and it doesn't matter who that money comes from. If the poor and middle class don't have money, they aren't creating demand for goods and there are less jobs around.

The economic engine is cyclical. Money has to trickle up as well as down.


That's what my economist grandfather taught me, too.
2012-06-13 07:45:24 AM
1 votes:
Doesn't it kind of defeat the purpose beyond a certain size? I thought part of the appeal of your own boat was a certain coziness and sense of intimate/personal space. I mean, obviously a 50-ft yacht beats a zodiac, but wouldn't a 600-footer just feel anonymous and impersonal?
2012-06-13 07:43:58 AM
1 votes:
Hilariously sad that this is linked on the bottom of the page.

i.dailymail.co.uk
2012-06-13 07:43:55 AM
1 votes:

MAYORBOB: That's not a yacht. That's a floating peener!



Boats = holes in the water you throw money into.


Looks more like a pier with a super structure on it.
2012-06-13 07:43:48 AM
1 votes:
It must be the Disco Volante.

"Jettison cocoon."

/oblig
2012-06-13 07:42:33 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: Jump you f*ckers


THIS.
2012-06-13 07:36:29 AM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: Quite likely Prince al-Waleed's newest boat. And despite what TFA says there are lots of places that can handle the boat.


Really? Because that part of the article didn't make sense to me. Why would they say that it can only fit in two ports?
2012-06-13 07:27:07 AM
1 votes:
pft!
Farquin' stink-pot!
Sails, Mate, sails!
2012-06-13 07:25:36 AM
1 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


I'd rather they buy food, clothes, and medicine for the poor. But it's not for me to judge.
2012-06-13 07:25:32 AM
1 votes:
If I have that kind of money, I'm buying a used cruise ship, sailing around the world, and picking up chicks at every port.
2012-06-13 07:17:39 AM
1 votes:
216.77.188.54
2012-06-13 04:28:43 AM
1 votes:

propasaurus: ...but enough about your mom.


I set myself up for that didn't I?
2012-06-13 03:47:09 AM
1 votes:
Dinghy envy much, there, subby?
2012-06-13 03:08:37 AM
1 votes:
It's a bit much, but just think about how many jobs these billionaires are creating with their mega-yacht one-upmanship!
2012-06-13 01:47:15 AM
1 votes:
That boat belongs to the next Bond villan.
2012-06-13 12:18:49 AM
1 votes:

Don't Troll Me Bro!: I have no problem with super-rich people buying expensive toys. Would you rather they buy a yacht, or buy a bunch of Senators?


It's worth pointing out that large boats generally have extremely high emissions.

Yeah, it's a cool toy, but I'd rather have a baller penthouse.
 
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