If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BBC)   She sells Seychelles   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 33
    More: Interesting, Seychelles, Liliane Bettencourt, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, archipelagos, tax havens, Seychelles islands, tax evasions, marine conservation  
•       •       •

9970 clicks; posted to Main » on 02 Aug 2012 at 3:45 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



33 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread
 
2012-08-01 10:03:09 PM  
That's awfully near the seashore, isn't it?
 
2012-08-02 12:29:40 AM  
This is going to wreck havoc on the rubber baby buggy bumper market.
 
2012-08-02 02:41:12 AM  
Mr Lionnet said Mrs Bettencourt had now sold D'Arros and surrounding islands to a firm affiliated to the Swiss-based Save Our Seas Foundation - a marine conservation group.

That's pretty awesome. Since I was a kid it's been my dream, if I become filthy rich, to buy a whole bunch of land for nature and just leave it as is.

But it's missing laser towers to incinerate poachers and other scum.
 
2012-08-02 03:49:43 AM  
It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class war.
 
2012-08-02 03:54:23 AM  
After having been approached unsuccessfully by five unwell Arab aristocrats, she reportedly caved and sold the property to the next one that showed up.
 
2012-08-02 04:02:50 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class war.


It's sad that this will likely get quite a few bites.
I say 4 people will respond (not counting this).
 
2012-08-02 04:03:50 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class war.


You miss a lot of context about Bettencourt. She is at the heart of a large scandal, in France, about illegal financing of the campaigns of Sarkozy (things that are highly illegal in France but authorized in the USA). The richest woman in France, she became the symbol of the "President des riches" taht was Sarkozy. People were especially bitter about the 30M€ check she got back from the French equivalent of the IRS, thanks to a law designed to limit taxes paid by the very rich, at the same time that were raised the VAT and other taxes that inconvienced middle class families the most.

And let's not forget that this island was placed at the heart of a foundation that made donations to François-Marie Banier, a photograph accused of taking advantage of the nearly-senile woman, both for himself (at the tune of 1 BILLION EUROS), and for politcal friends.

So, yeah, this island is a symbol of class war, and there are very good reasons for it.
 
2012-08-02 04:55:49 AM  
am i to believe that rich people prodpereed?
 
2012-08-02 05:00:05 AM  

libranoelrose: am i to believe that rich people prodpereed?


Oh yes they did. The income gap progressed a lot during the Sarkozy years. And here, that is NOT considered a good thing.
 
2012-08-02 05:04:07 AM  
the new president will put a stop to this of course
 
2012-08-02 05:46:07 AM  
With intense study of this island we'll finally know how much myrtle would a wood turtle hurdle if a wood turtle could hurdle myrtle?

/tip 'o the hat, subster.
 
2012-08-02 06:23:07 AM  

God-is-a-Taco: Mr Lionnet said Mrs Bettencourt had now sold D'Arros and surrounding islands to a firm affiliated to the Swiss-based Save Our Seas Foundation - a marine conservation group.

That's pretty awesome. Since I was a kid it's been my dream, if I become filthy rich, to buy a whole bunch of land for nature and just leave it as is.

But it's missing laser towers to incinerate poachers and other scum.


She bought the island for $18 million and sold it for $60 million. Greed is a sufficient motive to engage in this transaction. The heart of a conservationist is not necessary.
 
2012-08-02 06:57:44 AM  
That's an extreme amount of money Mrs. Bettencourt made.
 
2012-08-02 07:08:59 AM  

padraig: AverageAmericanGuy: It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class war.

You miss a lot of context about Bettencourt. She is at the heart of a large scandal, in France, about illegal financing of the campaigns of Sarkozy (things that are highly illegal in France but authorized in the USA). The richest woman in France, she became the symbol of the "President des riches" taht was Sarkozy. People were especially bitter about the 30M€ check she got back from the French equivalent of the IRS, thanks to a law designed to limit taxes paid by the very rich, at the same time that were raised the VAT and other taxes that inconvienced middle class families the most.

And let's not forget that this island was placed at the heart of a foundation that made donations to François-Marie Banier, a photograph accused of taking advantage of the nearly-senile woman, both for himself (at the tune of 1 BILLION EUROS), and for politcal friends.

So, yeah, this island is a symbol of class war, and there are very good reasons for it.


You have to remember, AverageAmerican is a raging racist trolling douchebag/troll account.
 
2012-08-02 07:10:52 AM  
So... she sells sactuary?

/Now playing in your head
//and around and around
 
2012-08-02 07:24:56 AM  
Isn't this headline a repeat, or very close to one, of a headline from a few years ago? Not the story, just the headline.

/maybe I've had too much microwave popcorn
 
2012-08-02 07:28:54 AM  

padraig: AverageAmericanGuy: It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class war.

You miss a lot of context about Bettencourt. She is at the heart of a large scandal, in France, about illegal financing of the campaigns of Sarkozy (things that are highly illegal in France but authorized in the USA). The richest woman in France, she became the symbol of the "President des riches" taht was Sarkozy. People were especially bitter about the 30M€ check she got back from the French equivalent of the IRS, thanks to a law designed to limit taxes paid by the very rich, at the same time that were raised the VAT and other taxes that inconvienced middle class families the most.

And let's not forget that this island was placed at the heart of a foundation that made donations to François-Marie Banier, a photograph accused of taking advantage of the nearly-senile woman, both for himself (at the tune of 1 BILLION EUROS), and for politcal friends.

So, yeah, this island is a symbol of class war, and there are very good reasons for it.


You miss a lot of context about AverageAmericanGuy.

Thanks for the informative post, though.
 
2012-08-02 07:29:08 AM  
+1 Subby! HOTY candidate imho.
 
2012-08-02 08:05:39 AM  
Here she is signing the sales contract:static.tumblr.com
 
2012-08-02 08:39:04 AM  
I have friends who live in the Seychelles and was lucky enough to spend 2 1/2 weeks there a few years ago.
shiatty pics here that don't do it any sort of justice but what a beautiful place...
i7.photobucket.com

View from above friends house which is to the left of the time stamp
i7.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-02 09:06:16 AM  
She even looks like a Ferengi.

Apart from the clothes.
 
2012-08-02 09:19:23 AM  
FTFA: The 89-year-old heiress

Holy shiat, how old is the L'Oreal company? Because when I think of heiresses, I surely do not think of 89 year old ones.
 
2012-08-02 09:24:15 AM  
Just another 1% Seychelles game.
 
2012-08-02 09:26:15 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class war.


More like the reverse.

The end is desirable. The means, despicable.
 
2012-08-02 09:38:39 AM  

TheWhoppah:
She bought the island for $18 million and sold it for $60 million. Greed is a sufficient motive to engage in this transaction. The heart of a conservationist is not necessary.


Oh. Trust me, I didn't think some billionaire heiress has anything resembling humanity.
I meant the conservation group itself. Those socialists in Europe did it again.
 
2012-08-02 09:46:58 AM  

TheWhoppah: God-is-a-Taco: Mr Lionnet said Mrs Bettencourt had now sold D'Arros and surrounding islands to a firm affiliated to the Swiss-based Save Our Seas Foundation - a marine conservation group.

That's pretty awesome. Since I was a kid it's been my dream, if I become filthy rich, to buy a whole bunch of land for nature and just leave it as is.

But it's missing laser towers to incinerate poachers and other scum.

She bought the island for $18 million and sold it for $60 million. Greed is a sufficient motive to engage in this transaction. The heart of a conservationist is not necessary.


She just wanted to recoup all that money she lost to Bernie Madoff
 
2012-08-02 10:47:36 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's really disappointing to see this pretty great conservation story twisted into a blatant attempt to turn this into a class turtle war.


FTFY
 
2012-08-02 10:57:20 AM  
So a land-locked Swiss group will manage this ocean island. Makes sense.

/As much sense as land-locked Austria having a Captain Von Trapp who was a submariner...
//the Swiss-based Save Our Seas Foundation - a marine conservation group, had that kind of dough?
 
2012-08-02 11:43:49 AM  

nanim: So a land-locked Swiss group will manage this ocean island. Makes sense.

/As much sense as land-locked Austria having a Captain Von Trapp who was a submariner...
//the Swiss-based Save Our Seas Foundation - a marine conservation group, had that kind of dough?


You see, Austria was much bigger in those days and had many more lakes it had to patrol. Against vampires. Who lived underwater in those lakes. And were considered a national threat. And the submarines were outfitted with wooden-stake torpedos back then. And one time Captain von Trapp killed about 12 of them in one sortie. His lifetime kill total was 93, for which he was highly decorated.

/don't believe me?
//look it up
 
2012-08-02 12:17:19 PM  
She made money but not as much as it looks. Sounds like she put millions into the island, plus the tax penalty. All good in the end, as it will go to a good cause of the turtles. And the researchers who get to party there.
 
2012-08-02 12:35:57 PM  

nucular bum: nanim: So a land-locked Swiss group will manage this ocean island. Makes sense.
/As much sense as land-locked Austria having a Captain Von Trapp who was a submariner...

---
You see, Austria was much bigger in those days and had many more lakes it had to patrol. Against vampires. Who lived underwater in those lakes. And were considered a national threat. And the submarines were outfitted with wooden-stake torpedos back then. And one time Captain von Trapp killed about 12 of them in one sortie. His lifetime kill total was 93, for which he was highly decorated.

...
OMG, so -that's- why all those Euro vampires ended up moving to Washington State !
 
2012-08-02 08:42:09 PM  
Whack-a-Mole,

Pray tell, how does one get to live there as your friends do?

/ would love to do so
 
2012-08-03 12:18:40 AM  
that's a zombie baby
 
Displayed 33 of 33 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
On Twitter





In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report