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Old 28-01-2014, 04:54   #1
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Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

Tom Perkins who built the megayacht Maltese Falcon wrote a letter to the editor in the New York Times which claims he feels persecuted just like what the Nazis did to the Jews. As you can imagine the Jews have something to say about that.

"I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich,'" writes Perkins, one of the founders of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers.

Venture Capitalist Compares 'Progressive War On 1 Percent' To Nazi Anti-Semitism





Capitalist controversy: Billionare Tom Perkins equates "99-percent" movement with Nazi Germany - CBS News
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Old 28-01-2014, 05:03   #2
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

I wonder how much that boat is actually used. Any idea where it is these days?
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

At this time a year ago she was tied up in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua, with a lot of growth on her hull.
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You can charter it for only 350,000 Euros a week!
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

See; even the poor get a chance to spend a week on board (by his warped calculations anyway)

Love how this guys keep going back to the well about Hitler. Even seen it in a few CF posts.
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

Why is it that I don't care what a clown like perkins believes?
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We care because he is suffering from foot in mouth disease.
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

Stop the mindless bleating from the flock of fools. Perkins sold his boat two years ago. Read your history books about Nazi Germany and you'll see for yourself that he's correct. The Nazis started with the richest folks then worked their way downward increasing the number of people they labeled rich. First they came for the jews... Then they came for... Etc. etc... Then they came for me and you. They took everything from as many people as they could in order to fund their supposed social programs and the build up for the war. Read for yourself.

Yes, it's happening here as the government keeps redefining "rich people," until their definition includes everyone who's not collecting a government check or those who are not part of the corrupt scheme.
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Stop the mindless bleeting. He sold his boat two years ago. Read your history books about Nazi Germany and you'll see for yourself that he's correct. The Nazis started with the richest folks then worked their way downward increasing the number of people they labeled rich. First they came for the jews... Then they came for... Etc. etc... Then they came for me and you. They took everything from as many people as they could in order to fund their supposed social programs and the build up for the war. Read for yourself.

Yes, it's happening here as the government keeps redefining "rich people," until it includes everyone who's not collecting a government check.
Ah, yes, the rich in the US is comparable to the Jews in nazi Germany. That's why the rich in the US legally buys politicians and have much more say and sway than any other group in the US, and asking that they pay a bit bigger share than they do, which is already lower than that of ordinary people is akin to rounding them up, like nazi Germany did to the jews.

Do you also believe they are "job creators" and giving them even more tax breaks will create more jobs? If so, I have a bridge to sell you.


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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

A side story ... you probably know that Maltese Falcon is entirely electronically controlled including sails, rotating masts etc. I did a survey on a boat belonging to an electrical engineer who was one of the systems designers on this boat. I condemned his electrical system.

One of his most egregious errors that I can remember was that he installed two shore power inlets, one at the transom and one in the rode locker and ran them both to the same breaker on the panel .... shocking !
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I don't want your bridge, Caracal, but in a room with just the two of you, Kenomac is not the nave dupe. He's right. And, you're not.
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I don't want your bridge, Caracal, but in a room with just the two of you, Kenomac is not the nave dupe. He's right. And, you're not.
Nothing like being a fox-viewing mouth piece for the rich and powerful who is only concerned with themselves.

How about, instead of trying to assert yourselves as a judge, or ruler, you strung together an argument of your own?
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

Wow. Just wow.

Let me know when they fire up the ovens on Mustique and Nevis, and put in the barracks in Monaco.
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Re: Maltese Falcon owner compares the war on the rich to the holocaust

Totally disgusting. I haven't seen any government choosing to imprison or kill the rich. Frankly, I'm tired of the wealth arguing. That includes those who condemn those who are wealthy, but it also includes those who are wealthy and constantly whining. I pay taxes. Lot's of them. I'm so very fortunate and blessed that I earn enough to have to. I know of people who struggle and are in poverty. I understand worrying about keeping a shelter over your head and food for your children. Those are the people I have concern for. Not the wealthy. We don't deserve others feeling sorry for us. At the same time we don't deserve disdain from others because of our wealth either. Ultimately we're all the same as people and we should just love and respect and care for our fellow man.
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I wonder how much that boat is actually used. Any idea where it is these days?
It was sold several years ago to Elena Ambrosiadou for some 120.000.000 $, and is used quite heavily by owner and in charters
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