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2021-03-03 6:42:17 AM  
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2021-03-03 6:57:28 AM  
Chinese Billionaire???

dems impossible, its a communists state!!
 
2021-03-03 7:00:30 AM  
Actually a really interesting article, if you click through to the guardian.
 
2021-03-03 7:04:36 AM  

Katie98_KT: Actually a really interesting article, if you click through to the guardian.


I enjoyed it.  A lot of history.
 
2021-03-03 7:32:54 AM  
The next step in the concentration of Capital. You cut off access to the second tier networks.
 
2021-03-03 7:54:46 AM  

Katie98_KT: Actually a really interesting article, if you click through to the guardian.


Agree, but why didn't subby just link to the source?
 
2021-03-03 8:09:18 AM  
Yan Bin, he said, "is very good at getting people to trust him and do projects for him. But when the time comes to pay up, then he goes cool on you, and you find the deal is not what you thought you had."

Sound familiar?
 
2021-03-03 8:13:56 AM  

Thosw: Yan Bin, he said, "is very good at getting people to trust him and do projects for him. But when the time comes to pay up, then he goes cool on you, and you find the deal is not what you thought you had."

Sound familiar?

Then, two years ago, Gibson was forced out of his position. After he found out that he'd been replaced by Yan Bin's daughter,


Just got to this part, too.
 
2021-03-03 8:18:14 AM  
I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott
 
2021-03-03 8:22:49 AM  

McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott


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2021-03-03 9:56:09 AM  

McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott


Opportunity to buddy up with other influential people and cut some mutually beneficial deals?
 
2021-03-03 10:42:17 AM  

H31N0US: Katie98_KT: Actually a really interesting article, if you click through to the guardian.

Agree, but why didn't subby just link to the source?


Kevin Rose is a Farker and wants his greenlights.
 
2021-03-03 10:44:10 AM  

Marksrevenge: McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott

Opportunity to buddy up with other influential people and cut some mutually beneficial deals?


It's best if they have pool facilties (especially if you got kids) and a good restaurant and bar. Due to the membership fees it often makes sense to booze up and have meals there on a regular basis.  So you better like your fellow members.

Good to take prospective business partners there

Not me though, I can'f afford the membership and golf is both boring and frustrating.
 
2021-03-03 10:47:41 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Marksrevenge: McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott

Opportunity to buddy up with other influential people and cut some mutually beneficial deals?

It's best if they have pool facilties (especially if you got kids) and a good restaurant and bar. Due to the membership fees it often makes sense to booze up and have meals there on a regular basis.  So you better like your fellow members.

Good to take prospective business partners there

Not me though, I can'f afford the membership and golf is both boring and frustrating.


I'm playing tennis!
 
2021-03-03 10:50:24 AM  

The Smails Kid: SirEattonHogg: Marksrevenge: McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott

Opportunity to buddy up with other influential people and cut some mutually beneficial deals?

It's best if they have pool facilties (especially if you got kids) and a good restaurant and bar. Due to the membership fees it often makes sense to booze up and have meals there on a regular basis.  So you better like your fellow members.

Good to take prospective business partners there

Not me though, I can'f afford the membership and golf is both boring and frustrating.

I'm playing tennis!


So, for someone who hates golf, is bad at tennis and doesn't like people, I can save $100,000 a year!
 
2021-03-03 11:13:04 AM  

Linux_Yes: Chinese Billionaire???

dems impossible, its a communists state!!


Make sure you kick back to the right people and you'll be fine

/and try to have a little bit squirreled away in Switzerland in case of emergency
 
2021-03-03 11:29:42 AM  

Katie98_KT: Actually a really interesting article, if you click through to the guardian.


Yep, but, in the end, all I saw was a world that had no bearing on my own, even after reading through the drama of wealth, entitlement, tradition, and expectations.
 
2021-03-03 11:31:02 AM  

McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott


For the same reason anyone wants to join an exclusive community connected to wealth, power, or influence - to gain, manipulate, or be associated with said wealth, power, or influence.
 
2021-03-03 11:59:24 AM  

FormlessOne: For the same reason anyone wants to join an exclusive community connected to wealth, power, or influence - to gain, manipulate, or be associated with said wealth, power, or influence


But then you have to listen to all those pompous windbags go on and on and on about all their wealth, power and influence when all you really wanted was a good roast beef sandwich.
 
2021-03-03 12:32:18 PM  

McCaesar: FormlessOne: For the same reason anyone wants to join an exclusive community connected to wealth, power, or influence - to gain, manipulate, or be associated with said wealth, power, or influence

But then you have to listen to all those pompous windbags go on and on and on about all their wealth, power and influence when all you really wanted was a good roast beef sandwich.


"Sir, this is an Arby's."
 
2021-03-03 1:17:28 PM  
What, no one else saw the name of the course and said "it's my golf course, and I want it now!"?
 
2021-03-03 1:40:59 PM  

McCaesar: I don't understand the country club appeal.  Even if I had the money, why would I want to be in a country club?

"I refuse to join a club that would have me as a member", - Groucho Marx, Michael Scott


When I was active in politics, we had our office at the university.

Nice lounge, computers, table football, TV, newspapers, free and unlimited beer.

So, we'd show up in the morning, go to a class or two during the day, generally just hang around with our palls whilst drinking beers.

I get it. Home was were you had to deal with your GF, if you felt like it.
 
2021-03-03 5:37:32 PM  

whither_apophis: Linux_Yes: Chinese Billionaire???

dems impossible, its a communists state!!

Make sure you kick back to the right people and you'll be fine

/and try to have a little bit squirreled away in Switzerland in case of emergency


And don't ever, EVER, criticize the CCP.
 
2021-03-03 11:01:26 PM  

padraig: whither_apophis: Linux_Yes: Chinese Billionaire???

dems impossible, its a communists state!!

Make sure you kick back to the right people and you'll be fine

/and try to have a little bit squirreled away in Switzerland in case of emergency

And don't ever, EVER, criticize the CCP.


There are the official hand-wringing occasional quibble guys.  They're official and sanctioned and all.  Just so there's officially no suppression of dissenting opinions see these guys are here!  They get fed a corruption story on someone the Party is taking down, maybe a "This guy had trouble with the bureaucracy working right once - shame - oh good they fixed it hooray for the leadership" kinda statement - that stuff.  They're a joke and an obvious arm of the apparat, but it is 100% their job to criticize.  Very, very, VERY politely and carefully, avoiding any subjects of genuine importance or dissent.  The importance of theater in politics - it's not just for the TSA.

/I'd hate to be them
//one word too far or one wrong topic...
///which is why they're likely fed their scripts word for word
 
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