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Posted: January 17, 2012, 10:22 pm - IP Logged

Congrats to the new bride and groom!

 

Rich Spanish duchess weds for third time at age 85

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart, Spanish Duchess of Alba, and her husband Alfonso Diez walk out of the chapel after their wedding at Las Duenas Palace in Seville, Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011. A wealthy, 85-year-old Spanish Duchess of Alba considered the world's most title-laden noble married a civil servant 25 years her junior, shrugging off her children's qualms and celebrating by kicking off her shoes and dancing a bit of flamenco.(AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart, Spanish Duchess of Alba, dances flamenco in presence of her husband Alfonso Diez after their wedding at Las Duenas Palace in Seville, Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011. A wealthy, 85-year-old Spanish Duchess of Alba considered the world's most title-laden noble married a civil servant 25 years her junior, shrugging off her children's qualms and celebrating by kicking off her shoes and dancing a bit of flamenco.(AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

 

Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart, Spanish Duchess of Alba, dances flamenco in presence of her husband Alfonso Diez after their wedding at Las Duenas Palace in Seville, Wednesday Oct. 5, 2011. A wealthy, 85-year-old Spanish Duchess of Alba considered the world's most title-laden noble married a civil servant 25 years her junior, shrugging off her children's qualms and celebrating by kicking off her shoes and dancing a bit of flamenco.(AP Photo/Miguel Angel Morenatti)

 

 

Cayetana and Alfonso! October 5, 2011

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — A wealthy, 85-year-old Spanish duchess considered the world's most title-laden noble married a civil servant 25 years her junior on Wednesday, shrugging off her children's qualms and celebrating by kicking off her shoes and dancing flamenco.

 

A crowd of several hundred clapped and roared its approval as the Duchess if Alba waved, smiled and danced on a red carpet after her wedding to Alfonso Diez at Palacio de las Duenas, her 15th-century residence in the cobblestoned old quarter of Seville.

 

Diez stood close by in a dark suit, smiling and holding an outstretched arm at the ready, as if to catch his bride if she stumbled. The duchess hiked up her dress as she performed a few whirling steps of Spain’s quintessential art form in the city perhaps best known for it.

 

With her frizzy white hair, squeaky voice and wildly colorful clothes, the duchess is among Spain's most famous people. Only a few dozen family members and close friends were invited to the ceremony.

 

The twice-widowed duchess wore a salmon, shin-length dress by Spanish designers Victorio y Lucchino on Tuesday.

 

Her full name — take a deep breath — is Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva. She goes by simply Cayetana, and is a distant relative of Queen Elizabeth and Winston Churchill.

 

She and Diez, a social security administration employee, are old acquaintances through her second husband, who was a former Jesuit priest, and Diez's brother, an antiques dealer. They bumped into each other about three years ago outside a movie theater in Madrid and eventually started dating.

 

Her six children, all from her first marriage, reportedly balked when the idea of marriage emerged. In July of this year the duchess assigned them and her grandchildren juicy chunks of her vast estate, like mansions and palaces, in an effort to appease them and clear her way to the altar.

 

"I have been alone in this project, and got nothing but negative opinions until they realized what kind of man he is," the duchess told the Spanish news agency Efe this week in a rare interview.

 

Estimates of her wealth range from euro600 million ($800 million) to euro3.5 billion ($4.7 billion). Besides fabulous and historic real estate sprinkled around Spain, the family treasure boasts paintings by Goya and Velazquez, a first-edition copy of Cervantes "El Quixote", and letters written by Christopher Columbus.

 

However, although owned by the 500-year-old House of Alba, the artwork and some other property is classified as part of Spain's national heritage and cannot be sold without government permission.

 

Diez will be entering a new world, although he has reportedly signed a document renouncing any claim to the House of Alba wealth. As a civil servant in Madrid he earned euro1,500 ($2,000) a month. Now he will live in splendor as a duke, reportedly with plans to take a leave of absence from his day job, although the noble title will pass on to the duchess's eldest son, Carlos, when she dies.

 

Two of the children did not attend the wedding. Her only daughter, Eugenia, was reported to hospitalized in Madrid with chicken pox, while one of her sons, named

Jacobo and reportedly unhappy with his slice of the family fortune — was said to be traveling outside Spain.

 

The matriarch's supreme title is Duchess of Alba, but she has more than 40 others — in fact, more than anyone else in the world, according to Guinness World Records.

 

Thanks ~ DANIEL WOOLLS and MIGUEL ANGEL MORENATTI

 

Pick 3

Method 1:  2-7-6
Method 2:  7-2-5
Method 3:  4-4-4
Method 4:  1-8-4
Method 5:  1-5-8
Method 6:  3-1-6

 

Pick 4

Method 1:  8-7-3-2
Method 2:  3-6-3-2
Method 3:  4-1-0-9
Method 4:  9-0-0-2
Method 5:  2-1-5-7
Method 6:  2-1-9-7

 

Quinto

Method 1:  1-4-6-7-8
Method 2:  5-8-8-0-9
Method 3:  3-1-5-2-9
Method 4:  9-0-8-4-4
Method 5:  0-8-8-7-8
Method 6:  5-5-7-0-9

I'm all in as well.......................Shall we call it all around the world money my new found friend.

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    I'm all in as well.......................Shall we call it all around the world money my new found friend.

    Welcome, Idesire$ 

    Plant these money trees in your favorite places around the world! Sun Smiley 

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      Jobless man builds a house out of $1.82 billion worth of shredded money

       

      Wicklow native Frank Buckley turned to artwork to spark conversations about the euro crisis. Mr Buckley first created mixed-media art using decommissioned banknotes and then made an entire house in which to showcase his work. The house contains a living room, bedroom and bathroom all constructed from bricks of shredded banknotes.

       

      What would you do with $1.82 billion worth of shredded money? In Ireland, people build houses out of it — at least that's what Dublin-based artist Frank Buckley did. The unemployed artist originally wanted to create a gallery for his series of mixed-media artworks called "Expressions of Recession," but he ended up building a house instead.

      Buckley has been working roughly 12 hours a day every day since the beginning of December. During the early part of the construction process, he made bricks out of the decommissioned Euros Ireland's mint lent him. In all, around 50,000 money bricks went into building the house that consists of a bedroom, a bathroom, and a living room. He plans to continue expanding the house that sits on an empty office building to include a kitchen, a shower, and a patio.

      If you're wondering how it feels to live in a house made out of paper currency, he said that it's quite warm inside: "Whatever you say about the Euro, it's a great insulator." Frank is one of the countless people all over the globe affected by recession, and he built the house because he "wanted to create something from nothing." It will take around seven more weeks to complete building his new home, but Buckley (who's been living in the house since December) welcomes any visitor who wants to take a look at his billion-dollar masterpiece.

      Thanks ~ Tecca

      ~~~

      Listen to the numbers that Frank Buckley says in the video for investment considerations. Lep

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        How Much Is A Homemaker Worth?

        (At least a billionaire plus dollars... but who's counting?) LOL 

         

        The life of a homemaker is one that includes an endless amount of demands and to-dos. Depending on the size of the home and family, the position of homemaker can go well beyond the usual nine to five. We examined some of the tasks that a homemaker might do to find out how much his or her services would net as individual professional careers. We only take into consideration tasks which have monetary values and use the lowest value for each calculation.
         
        Private Chef
        Meal preparation is one of the major tasks of most homemakers. From breakfast to dinner, there is plenty of meal planning and cooking to be done. The American Personal Chef Association reports that its personal chefs make $200 to $500 a day. Grocery shopping is another chore that needs to be factored in. A homemaker must drive to the supermarket, purchase the food and deliver it to the home. Grocery delivery services charge a delivery fee of $5 to $10.
         
        Total cost for services: $1,005 per five day work week x 52 weeks = $52,260 per year.
         
        House Cleaner
        A clean and tidy home is the foundation of an efficient household. Typical cleaning duties include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, scrubbing sinks as well as loading the dishwasher and making beds. Professional maids or house cleaning service providers will charge by the hour, number of rooms or square footage of the home. For example, bi-weekly cleaning of a 900-square-foot, two-bedroom apartment with five rooms, costs $59-$124.  A 1,300 square-foot, single-story home with seven rooms runs $79-$150.  A 2,200 two-story, three-bedroom home with nine rooms averages $104-$180 . Additional tasks such as oven or refrigerator cleaning and dusting mini blinds can run an extra $20-$25.
         
        Total cost for services: $118 per week X 52 Weeks = $6,136 per year.
         
        Child Care
        Homemakers provide full-time, live-in child care. This type of service from a professional provider would usually come with a host of perks including health insurance, paid vacation and sick days, federal holidays off, dental and vision coverage, and bonuses. The International Nanny Association's 2011 survey found that nannies make $600 to $950 per week in gross wages, on average.
         
        Total cost for services: $600 a week plus perks/benefits x 52 Weeks = $31,200 per year.
         
        Driver
        A private car service might seem like a high-end luxury to most, but the beneficiaries of a homemaker get this service on a daily basis. Companies like Red Cap, which provides personal drivers that use the client's own car as the means of transportation, offer a glimpse into the cost of this homemaker task. An elite membership which includes 365 days of unlimited, round-trip service is $1,000 a year plus 33 cents - $2.03 per minute.
         
        Total cost for services: $1,000 per year + [(estimated miles driven 8000 miles / 50 MPH) x 60 min/hr x $0.33 per minute] = $4,168 total per year.
         
        Laundry Service
        Clean clothes come at a cost when you have to pay for the service that most homemakers do for free. Professional laundry services charge by the pound. For instance,Susie's Suds Home Laundry Service, Inc. in Texas charges 90 cents to $1.00 a pound to wash, dry, fold, hang and steam your clothes.Items that take longer to dry such as comforters, blankets, rugs and winter clothes are assessed at a price of $12-$15 each.
         
        Total cost for services: $0.90 per pound x 4 pounds of clothes per day x 5 days per weeks x 52 weeks = $936 total per year.
         
        Lawn Maintenance
        Basic maintenance of the exterior property is a less common, but possible duty of a homemaker.This could include things such as mowing, debris removal, edging and trimming the lawn. These services cost about $30 a week on average.
         
        Total cost for services: $30 per week x 52 weeks = $1,560 total per year.
         
        The Bottom Line
        Total for a year of all services is: $52,260 + $6,137 + $31,200 + $4,168 + $936 + $1,560 = $96,261 per year.
         
        The daily work of a homemaker can sometimes be taken for granted by his or her family members. However, these services could earn a homemaker a considerable wage if he or she took those skills to the marketplace. Homemakers in general contribute a lot more to the home in addition to these tasks, and no amount of money can fill those needs.
         
        Thanks - Porcshe Moran

        ~~~

        I can think of a few demands that were left out of this report.  I wonder what those services would bring? hmmmm?
         
        There are many numbers to pull from this article for investment purposes. Compare with workouts.
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          Include me in on this club, since I am on my way to being a millionaire...Yes Nod

          Who say's I'm broke? Are you kidding me, I am just waiting on my millions!Dance

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            Facebook Creates a New Millionaire’s Club…And a Few Billionaires Too

              Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg

            The millionaire's club has to make room for a few more hundred people...at least.
            Facebook filed to go public on Wednesday and many current and former employees are expecting huge paydays. The public offering could value the social media titan between $75 billion to $100 billion and for those employees who received stock options, their personal worth could equal several hundred million dollars.
             
            Facebook Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg, 27, is slated to become one of the richest people in the world with a personal fortune of at least $28 billion. His salary will be cut to $1 from $1.48 million last year, effective Jan. 1, 2013.
             
            Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, who made $30.8 million last year, will enter the billionaire's club for the first time and early Facebook investors like Peter Thiel and venture capital firm Accel Partners are both expected to net profits in the billions.
             
            Even Facebook's biggest foes - Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss - will become richer, thanks to the 1.2 million shares they own, part of the settlement deal they agreed to after suing Zuckerberg for stealing their idea. (Have you seen The Social Network?) Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard to concentrate on expanding Facebook, which he started with a few friends in his sophomore college dormitory eight years ago. Facebook has 845 million users worldwide.
             
            The New York Times profiled graffiti artist David Choe as one example of how Facebook's public offering will change the lives of thousands of people. Choe was hired to paint murals on the walls of Facebook's Palo Alto office in 2005; instead of taking cash as payment, he accepted several hundred stock options. Those shares could be now worth north of $200 million.
             
            Zuckerberg's father Edward, a dentist in New York, will also greatly benefit from the IPO. He was given two million shares "in satisfaction of funds provided for our initial working capital," according to Facebook's S1 filing.
             
            One person left out of the Facebook filing is estranged Co-Founder Eduardo Saverin. Zuckerberg's former best friend and roommate, and the one who provided the company's early financing, Salverin has sold a majority of his stake (worth five percent) of the company on the secondary market.
            Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson joined The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task to discuss the Facebook IPO and how the newly-minted Facebook millionaires will be spending their money. Google's IPO in 2004 made many people rich, but Facebook's public offering takes it to another level.
            "It's a monument to capitalism," Carlson says. "A thousand millionaires overnight."

            Thanks ~ Morgan Korn

             

            Pick 3

            Method 1:  1-7-0
            Method 2:  9-4-9
            Method 3:  9-7-7
            Method 4:  4-3-4
            Method 5:  6-6-2
            Method 6:  8-2-3

             

            Play 4

            Method 1:  2-7-3-5
            Method 2:  0-0-6-4
            Method 3:  9-9-9-7
            Method 4:  1-1-6-8
            Method 5:  0-3-3-6
            Method 6:  1-1-2-1

             

            $$$$$$$$$$

             

            Mark Zuckerberg's Lackluster Love for Profits

            By now you've heard, Facebook filed paperwork to sell shares of the company to the public on Wednesday. The I.P.O. is expected to top Google's record $1.67 billion 2004 tech offering with a value between $5 billion and $10 billion, making the company worth a hefty $75-to -$100 billion.

            The S1 form, which gets submitted with the Securities and Exchange Commission by companies that wish to go public, is filled with details never before seen by the outside world. In the case of this generation's tech giant, the filing contains a treasure trove of information for the media, analysts and investors to devour and discuss with excitement.

            Nicholas Carlson spent his Wednesday night pouring over the document with a team of his Business Insider colleagues and joined The Daily Ticker's Aaron Task this morning to hash through the revelations and highlights.

            #1 Shocking Number of Users: It's been project by outside forecasting groups that Facebook will hit 1 billion users this year, possibly near the end of summer. The S1 revealed that the company is well on its way to that milestone and could even hit the mark sooner.

            The social networking site has 845 million monthly users and 483 million daily users. The number of people in December who used Facebook on the go using a mobile application was 425 million.

            To try to comprehend those figures, Carlson compares the number of daily Facebook users to the number of people who tune in for Super Bowl, which is usually the most-watched television broadcast of the year. Two years ago, the Super Bowl game between the Colts and the Saints became the most-watched show of all-time with 106 million viewers. Facebook attracts more than four times the number of people each day!!

            #2 Slowing Revenue Growth: Facebook's revenue hit $3.71 billion last year and grew by 88% from 2010 to 2011. But that increase is well below the 154% growth from 2009 and 2010. Profits for 2011 totaled roughly $1 billion.

            Facebook derives 85% of its revenue from ad sales. In 2011, Facebook added 42% more ads than the year before and sold them for 18% more than 2010.

            #3 Mark Zuckerberg's Lackluster Love for Profits: In a letter to investors included in the filing, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg described how he is more interested in social connectedness than money and generating profits.

            "Facebook was not originally created to be a company. It was built to accomplish a social mission — to make the world more open and connected," he writes. "We think it's important that everyone who invests in Facebook understands what this mission means to us, how we make decisions and why we do the things we do.

            For a man that is now worth upwards of $25 billion, it is hard to believe he does not care about money, says Carlson. But to Zuckerberg's credit, Carlson notes Zuckerberg has always said he does not care about money.

            In that same vein, Zuckerberg does not want to relinquish control of Facebook like the Google co-founders did when they brought in Eric Schmidt. "He doesn't want people who really care about money to screw it up," says Carlson. "I think he sees them as different and he doesn't want them to really run the company."

            Zuckerberg currently owns 28.4% of the company and controls 54% of the voting rights, giving him more power at Facebook than Bill Gates had when Microsoft went public in 1986.

            #4 Facebook Risk Factors: Last but not least are the risk factors Facebook sees as potentially harmful to its bottom line. Among a host of factors, the company sees competition from Google, Microsoft and Twitter as a "significant" risk.

            Carlson agrees that competition from someone who can do it better and faster is a threat to the company, especially coming from a start-up, which might "do exactly what Facebook did to everybody else."

            Thanks ~ The Daily Ticker

             

            Pick 3

            Method 1:  8-5-9
            Method 2:  1-5-1
            Method 3:  9-7-9
            Method 4:  0-9-3
            Method 5:  9-3-0
            Method 6:  9-1-0

             

            Play 4

            Method 1:  9-1-7-1
            Method 2:  9-8-6-4
            Method 3:  4-8-3-7
            Method 4:  1-6-6-1
            Method 5:  4-2-8-0
            Method 6:  3-5-6-3

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              Sheryl Sandberg is Mark Zuckerburg's only Facebook friend.

               

              Meet Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook's Highest-Paid Employee 

               
              Mark Zuckerberg may be the face of Facebook. But  Sheryl Sandberg can take much of the credit for the company's success. As chief operating officer -- and the self-described "grownup" in the room -- she was also the highest-paid employee at the social networking site. Her salary and stock awards last year: a cool $30.87 million, putting her on pace to be one of the wealthiest self-made women in the world once the company goes public.
               
              Sandberg, who's second in command at Facebook, is often not just the grownup in the room, but also the only woman, which she finds mind-boggling. As she told an audience at TED in Washington, D.C., "One hundred and ninety heads of state; nine are women. Of all the people in parliament in the world, 13% are women. In the corporate sector, women at the top, C-level jobs, board seats, tops out at 15-16%. The numbers have not moved since 2002 and are going in the wrong direction."
              Sandberg, however, is moving in a trajectory that goes straight up: She studied economics at Harvard, where Lawrence Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, took notice of her. He, as you may remember from "The Social Network," was president of Harvard when Zuckerberg was a student.
              Summers became her mentor, and after he left to lead the World Bank, he hired her, launching her stellar career. Sandberg eventually ended up at Google and was recruited by Zuckerberg in 2008. As described in a story for the New Yorker, the two met for dinner twice a week for six weeks. Sandberg's husband described the courtship as "dating." They were a match.
               
              Facebook wasn't always a Wall Street darling. When Sandberg started, the company had 70 million users and was losing money. Four years later, the company has reversed course, with 800 million-plus members; it's profitable and soon to be a public company. She is said to be in charge of everything except the product -- which is Zuckerberg's baby.
               
              Sheryl is married to David Goldberg, chief executive officer of Survey Monkey. They have two children and juggle the responsibility of parenting with the demands of work. The shared responsibility of child care made it possible for her continued success. As Sandberg told an audience last year, "The most important career choice you'll make is who you marry."
               
              Not that she doesn't feel pangs of guilt -- far from it. The working mom admitted in the New Yorker profile: "I feel guilty working because of my kids." But she advises women to take care of their careers and says "don't leave before you leave." As she said at TED, "Don't leave the workforce to have kids and not return because you didn't get that job you wanted before you left."
              To this end, the woman who stands to become a billionaire when Facebook goes public, also sees that she can't succeed alone. In a commencement address to Barnard College graduates, she said, "We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored."
              To be sure, Sandberg will not be overlooked or ignored.
               
              Thanks ~ Claudine Zap

               

              Pick 3

              Method 1:  6-8-5
              Method 2:  2-7-7
              Method 3:  4-2-1
              Method 4:  8-7-2
              Method 5:  2-9-9
              Method 6:  4-8-8

               

              Play 4

              Method 1:  0-3-2-6
              Method 2:  4-3-1-7
              Method 3:  5-9-2-8
              Method 4:  3-9-3-3
              Method 5:  0-6-2-9
              Method 6:  1-2-6-1

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                Imagine having a few friends over for the weekend at one of your many homes around the world.

                Maybe you are there and maybe you aren't. Wink  Just imagine living in spaces like this! Use all senses.

                Fully participate in a 2 minute dream like this daily. Put yourself inside the dream. Walk around your

                property.  Eat in your kitchen. Walk on your beach. Swim in your pool. Touch the textures. Smell the

                fragrances. Feel the breeze on your skin. Turn the lights on and off. Call your staff to do some things

                for you. Drive one of your many collectible cars out of your garage. What else can you imagine?

                Your 2 minutes is over for now.  Now, gently come out of your dream.  Do this again, tomorrow! Sun Smiley

                 

                 

                Imagine   

                 

                Method 1:  5-0-4
                Method 2:  2-2-2
                Method 3:  4-8-8
                Method 4:  3-7-0
                Method 5:  7-8-1
                Method 6:  1-3-9

                 

                Method 1:  0-3-1-6
                Method 2:  3-3-4-3
                Method 3:  6-3-7-9
                Method 4:  6-4-1-5
                Method 5:  3-5-8-5
                Method 6:  8-3-0-5

                 

                Method 1:  0-1-6-7-9
                Method 2:  8-0-2-7-1
                Method 3:  6-1-3-2-9
                Method 4:  0-5-4-9-0
                Method 5:  0-8-3-7-0
                Method 6:  8-1-1-5-0

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                  Do you think it’s fair for rich parents to criticize their kids for being spoiled?



                    
                   

                  Gina and her children, John and Ginia

                   

                  Billionaire Says Her Kids Aren’t Fit for Inheritance 

                   
                  If you ask the rich about the biggest problem created from their wealth, they will usually say their kids.

                  EPA Most of today’s self-made rich didn’t grow up with money (surveys show 75% of millionaires didn’t inherit their wealth). And today’s rich parents expect their kids to grow up with middle-class values– just as they did.


                  It’s a noble goal. But when those parents are flying the kids around on a private jet or giving them a Mercedes for their Sweet 16, it should come as no surprise that their kids lack the same work ethic and hustle as a middle-class kid.

                  And so wealthy parents today face an inevitable choice: leaving boatloads of money to kids who aren’t good with money.

                  Gina Rinehart, the Australian mining billionaire, has cracked open the debate with a strange court battle winding its way through the Australian legal system. In short, Ms. Rinehart inherited a mining empire from her dad. Her three kids were also left with a stake in the family trust. Yet Ms. Rinehart shut them out of their ownership stakes, and now the kids are fighting back.


                  Court documents cited in the Australian media show that Ms. Rinehart believed the kids weren’t fit to manage their fortune. She said none had ever held a real job, unless it was given to them by the family. “None of the plaintiffs (her children) has the requisite capacity or skill, nor the knowledge, experience, judgment or responsible work ethic to administer a trust in the nature of the trust in particular as part of the growing HPPL Group,” she claimed in court papers.

                  She added that the kids are “manifestly unsuitable” to manage the fund and that it would be in the “best interests of the beneficiaries to force them to go to work.”

                  Ms. Rinehart may well be right. But it raises a natural question: who raised these kids? And if Ms. Rinehart played a role, isn’t she basically using her own parenting as the reason to cut them out?

                  Granted, kids are only partially shaped by the parents. But for a rich parent to criticize their kids as lacking a work ethic seems, well, a bit rich.


                  Thanks ~ Robert Frank

                   

                  $$$$$$$$$$

                   

                  Method 1:  0-1-7
                  Method 2:  7-6-3
                  Method 3:  4-6-3
                  Method 4:  2-7-2
                  Method 5:  7-6-4
                  Method 6:  1-3-9

                   

                  Method 1:  5-8-6-1
                  Method 2:  0-1-3-8
                  Method 3:  0-0-4-8
                  Method 4:  8-0-4-6
                  Method 5:  7-5-4-4
                  Method 6:  7-6-3-9

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                    The Billionaires Life Luxury Essentials


                     

                    Once You Go Black You Never Go Back

                     

                    The American Express Titanium Centurion card opens doors the world over but just what kind of doors?  If you haven't been invited into the "Black Card" club yet then you have no idea. The Centurion Black card may be beyond your scope but this is why we love it. Below you will find five of the most absurd, most bazaar requests made by Centurion clients. And Amex Centurion didn't think twice.

                     

                    1.  A Centurion cardmember called American Express after getting stuck in the Sahara desert. Centurion organized for the Moroccan army to airlift the couple to safety.

                     

                    2.  A Cardmember dying for a rare Hermes Birkin bag worth $125,000 plus asked American Express to find her one. American Express is currently working with Harrods to locate the Birkin bag in Europe.

                     

                    3.  A Cardmember called to request ten rare African tree frogs in a specific color green for his daughter’s birthday. The Centurion team found a pet shop in London that kept the frogs and delivered them in time for the party.

                     

                    4.  Centurion found a bottle of 40 year old Don Perignon champagne for a Cardmember’s 40th wedding anniversary, the same vintage as they made their first toast with.

                     

                    5.  For a Cardmember who wanted to propose to his girlfriend in a big way, Centurion arranged for a plane to fly over Victoria Falls with a banner behind reading “will you marry me?”

                     

                    The Amex Centurion Black card goes the distance, whatever, whenever. American Express Centurion is a highly regarded resource to celebrities and elite people of the world. So what has your American Express Black Card done lately?


                     

                    Spend Money Honey

                     

                    All credit cards were not created equal, black is on another level. If you have no credit limit but don't have a black card, then there's something wrong with you. Get one!

                     

                    Most big spenders are well aware of the American Express Titanium Centurion card or the Black card as it is commonly referred to. The Black card is a coveted status symbol and only about 17,000 total are in circulation right now. To score a black card, you, first and foremost, must be charging a minimum $250,000 a year.

                     

                    You pay the $5,000 initiation fee, plus, the annual fee of $2,500 which is simply worth it considering the perks. Besides a no credit limit, you will have a wholly, personal concierge service to abuse. This means, the best tickets to sold out events, reservations to the best restaurants that were at capacity. Private shopping services that gain you access into major fashion houses, oh, and a private jet with just six hours notice.

                     

                    Visa, not to be outdone by Amex, has recently launched their version of the black card. The Visa Black card which they tout as the World's most prestigious and versatile credit card has launched. The card is designed out of patent pending carbon graphite for maximum attention. The annual fee is only $495 and the perks are, well, just alright. There's a 24-hour concierge service, a plethora of information and discounts on luxe goods, travel and business services. The original American Express Black card is still our first choice but the choice is yours. Happy spending ya'll!


                    Method 1:  1-2-6                                        Method 1:  0-6-4-0
                    Method 2:  4-5-1                                        Method 2:  5-8-3-1
                    Method 3:  1-6-0                                        Method 3:  9-8-7-0
                    Method 4:  2-0-1                                        Method 4:  6-4-9-0
                    Method 5:  7-5-2                                        Method 5:  6-9-3-5
                    Method 6:  4-3-2                                        Method 6:  8-5-6-7

                     

                     


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                      Posted: March 17, 2012, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                                       How's it looking, Empress-N?  Buying any popcorn futures?

                       

                       

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                        Posted: March 18, 2012, 3:22 pm - IP Logged

                        Looking Good Harve$t Moon,

                        The 004x is cruising along nicely, confident our IC4 spotting is excellent.

                        Pork belly is on the rise and OJ is looking great also.

                        Let's put a little extra down on those before they are all gone.

                        Don't want to be saying "dang I shoulda........"

                        This will definitely boost the portfolio.

                        $1 Billion

                        Touch The Money For Luck!!!

                         "Claim It! Believe It! Receive It!"

                        I am who I am,   Not because of who I am,   But because the Great I AM,   Made me who I am.

                        Power Numbers   Where Is The Courtesy ??  Universal Dreams  Empress-N Hot Triads  All States P4 - Triads
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                          Posted: March 18, 2012, 3:32 pm - IP Logged

                          Looking Good Harve$t Moon,

                          The 004x is cruising along nicely, confident our IC4 spotting is excellent.

                          Pork belly is on the rise and OJ is looking great also.

                          Let's put a little extra down on those before they are all gone.

                          Don't want to be saying "dang I shoulda........"

                          This will definitely boost the portfolio.

                          Feeling good, Empress-N!

                          Will be feeling even better with some premium sugar cane futures! Sun Smiley

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                            Posted: March 19, 2012, 3:10 pm - IP Logged

                                             How's it looking, Empress-N?  Buying any popcorn futures?

                             

                             

                            Method 1:  9-0-1
                            Method 2:  3-2-7
                            Method 3:  8-8-3
                            Method 4:  1-8-6
                            Method 5:  4-1-7
                            Method 6:  4-0-5

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                              Posted: March 20, 2012, 12:44 pm - IP Logged

                              What is a Brick of money?

                               

                              Answer:

                              Unit of measurement used by the BEP.

                              A strap is 100 notes banded together. Forty straps make a brick.

                              A brick of bills in the USA is ten straps, not forty straps.

                              Both answers could be considered correct.

                              The BEP defines a brick thusly:

                              The units of 100 notes are banded and packaged into "bricks" containing 40 units;

                              each "brick" contains 4,000 notes.

                              However, most paper money collectors, will refer to a shrink-wrapped package of 1,000 notes as a "brick", as that is how they are packaged for delivery to the public.

                               

                                 
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