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bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Fri, 14th Nov '08 5:05 PM

DREAM ON.........???

Your new yacht?

http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/video2/sailingaway/index.html

~Bev












salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Fri, 14th Nov '08 8:16 PM

oh my. I see things like that and I always think about how many hungry people could have been fed, how many children's lives could have been changed, how many scholarships could have been awarded to high school seniors so they could be sure of going to college.

I'm just too practical to be a rich person.

crazy4games
Crazy4games  (Level: 123.0 - Posts: 1020)
Fri, 14th Nov '08 9:32 PM

My feelings as well when I think about the trillions of dollars that have been spent on war.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Fri, 14th Nov '08 9:42 PM

Crazy....
don't feel bad about the trillions spent on War.
Haliburton is still doing OK - and we all know
the end justifies the means

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Fri, 14th Nov '08 10:57 PM

I want one

bushyfox
Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 1:49 AM

Like others, I thought it was very nice, but also thought all those dollars could have accomplished so much more in better places.


~Bev


bobbsey
Bobbsey  (Level: 153.6 - Posts: 252)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 4:08 AM

give me a tinny at dohles rocks, a typical brisbane summers day, plenty of suntan cream, a zinc nose, a cold drink, throw in a fishing line, and im as rich as these guys.

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 8:34 AM

That thing is almost as long as the ship I was on when I was in the Navy.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 9:02 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Joyce

I just thought you might want to read about the owner of this yacht -

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.3 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 9:14 AM

Geeze, what a jerk. All that charity work and donation, just to cover up his selfish ownership of that yacht.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 9:17 AM

Randy might have something to say about her fellow Canadian - I had never heard of him - thanks for posting that link Bev - I decided to go look him up mainly because of interest of "who" it was that owned it especially in light of the comments to see what kind of person he was (i.e. involved in charity, etc) and was impressed with what he has done...I found another link on a site about successful entrepreneurs
http://www.evancarmichael.com/Famous-Entrepreneurs/1082/summary.php
One of the articles starts off with:
Thanks to Joyce, Canada has been called by some the “Timbit Nation.” Even the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have an unofficial radio code for Tim Hortons, as 10-99 or “Tango Hotel.” Every single day, for a product that costs just pennies to make, Tim Hortons brings in revenues of nearly $6 million.

>>>How was this young boy from rural Nova Scotia who grew up on welfare able to become one of Canada’s most celebrated and successful businessmen? <<<

That is key to me - but then I'm a believer in being anything you want to be with tenacity and hard work - and if you read the wiki article it tells about his generosity as well...I don't begrudge him the yacht - but I wouldn't want it -

papajensai
Papajensai  (Level: 193.3 - Posts: 1025)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 9:32 AM

I'm with you, Lorri. It sounds like he's done a lot of good with his money, and it's only right that he should have a boat like that if he wants it. I'd probably rather rent one once in a while, if I were in that bracket, but that's just me...

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 9:33 AM

The good things that he has done more than earn his right to the "boat". Why the heck is it HIS responsibility to pay for the previously mentioned education and hunger. If he wants the yacht more power to him. I just want to thank him for the coffee.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 9:39 AM

It's surely "not" his responsibility to do what he does with his money charity-wise - but I definitely love seeing successful people who give back like that. It's such a contrast when so many selfish people with money are publicized...so many people who have wealth are not publicly out there and do such quiet good works on the side and the general public only sees the negative sides of people who have wealth.

It was really interesting about this Canadian that I have never heard of...and heck - the Coffee - 'nuff said - I'll have to see if they sell it like Dunkin' Donuts is doing there's now so I can weigh in my opinion.

With the price of coffee going up - I bought Wal-Mart's brand of Columbian the other day - it's GOOD!

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 11:33 AM

Didn't hurt to keep the brand name either ... http://www.timhortons.com/en/about/bio_timhorton.html


chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 11:37 AM

Whatever...is he single?

Me.

kaelin
Kaelin  (Level: 49.2 - Posts: 1685)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 4:41 PM

One of the articles said something about ex-wives --- but didn't see current status.....

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sat, 15th Nov '08 8:35 PM

Why is feeding the hungry and education his responsiblity? Because those to whom much is given, much is required.

I don't agree with Warren Buffet on some of his beliefs, but I do appreciate the fairly simple lifestyle he has maintained (for someone with his wealth) and the money he has given to help those who have not had his good fortune (and yes, I know hard work and brains enter into the equation). I think he may have moved now, but until fairly recent years, Buffet lived in the same house in Omaha that he bought for I believe $30,000 back in the early 1950s.

This fellow is older than I am. Do you suppose he might consider adopting a younger sister????



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 16th Nov '08 1:22 PM

It has to be said - people who make tons of money pay TONS of it on taxes. And if that person doesn't donate even one more cent to charity, their taxes go to pay for goods and services that are used by all the others in the country. It's not like they get to keep everything they make. They pay taxes, they buy stocks and bonds and invest back into their communities. Who are we to demand more than what they already are required to give up to their country's government? The government certainly did not earn a cent of it.

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Sun, 16th Nov '08 8:46 PM

Those to whom have much has been "given"??. Who "gave" this to him? Sounds a lot like socialism Pat. I personally don't care for that idea. I think he earned it and he can keep it.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.5 - Posts: 5316)
Sun, 16th Nov '08 11:15 PM

It seems a little silly to be fussing over a fancy boat. Of course he can have his fancy boat. Or ship. Or yacht. Whatever it's called.

I think my original statement was to the effect that for me I would want to use the money for more practical things. But that's just me and the upbringing I had. Doesn't mean I am more correct or wrong than anyone else. It's just what fits me.

Besides the taxes he pays on all the money he makes, as was pointed out earlier, think of all the people he kept employed building that fancy outfit, plus all the staff it will take to maintain it and operate it. He's spreading his wealth around.

So, he can spend his millions however he wants, and I'll spend my millions however I want.


chickfbref1
Chickfbref1  (Level: 120.7 - Posts: 2012)
Sun, 16th Nov '08 11:50 PM

I think I'll go visit Canada for awhile...if all goes well with my plans, you can all come visit me on my new yacht in the spring.

Ya Hey Dere!!

Me.


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