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Postby Xocrates » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Then there is at least one obvious answer: Notch
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:18 pm

Bill Gates: Nice answer! However, let's take a very. quick. look.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501465_162- ... y-lawsuit/
http://www.businesspundit.com/the-world ... sial-ceos/ (#12)

Notch: Even better answer! He actually seems genuine, even 'bad' stories shine good light on him.

http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8519901309 ... full-story
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/07/m ... rm-patent/\\

I say Bill Gates doesn't fit into this model, however friendly he may appear in public. Notch does seem to fit. Therefore:

Xocrates 1, zjoere 0. :P

Also, just one name? Come on, you can do better. Even if you inlcude Gates, that's only 2 out of 24 million according to an old (2011) article. That's 8.333x10^-6%
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Postby Xocrates » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:10 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:Also, just one name? Come on, you can do better.

Ace Rimmer wrote:Is there a single rich person that didn't do something dispicable to get to the top? :P


Remember what I said about moving the goalposts ;)
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:25 pm

Ahahaha. Very good then, you win. :P

In other news, needs more random.
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Postby jelco » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:42 pm

Beep.

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Postby Jordy... » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:21 pm

Keep it civilized Jelco, please.
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Postby zjoere » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:24 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:Ahahaha. Very good then, you win. :P

In other news, needs more random.


Wait so you agreed with the statement that Mitt Romney got rich by doing something despicable and defended it by claiming every rich person got rich by doing despicable things? You should have seen defeat coming :wink:

But since I'm a competitive person and want to get more points than Xocrates I'll list some more names. I didn't do any rich so some of them might have killed a hooker or something despicable like that (or not be rich):
Lionel Messi, Muhamed Ali, Lewis Hamilton, Paul McCartney
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:35 pm

Perhaps I should have limited the discussion to rich politicians? :P

Politics is a nasty business. My father-in-law worked for the state (of Georgia) Insurance Commisioner for a number of years and was also a lobbyist for a while. He left specifically because of the way things were done. He still has quite a few friends in office though. Backroom deals in hotels and at restraunt tables are common practice. For the most part, money ends up being the primary reason for most laws, even if it wasn't the catalyst.

Having said that, how many politicians haven't done anything corrupt? I'd wager none that stay politicians. :wink:

To clarify, I don't really know Romeny and don't really care too.

Lastly; I'm sorry, the time frame to enter nominations for clean and pure rich folk has expired. :(
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Postby Jordy... » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:39 pm

I trust Ron Paul.
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Postby zjoere » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:40 pm

The limitation might have helped :lol:

Although for the category of politicians who never did something corrupt I would suggest Gandhi? I don't feel like researching so I'll just assume he was an honest good guy and never murdered any prostitutes.
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Postby Jordy... » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:46 pm

I think he was gay, and cheated on his wife, did he have a wife? with a german bodybuilder. So that is definitely a despicable thing to do! Also he was pro-discrimination and wanted the poor people to stay poor and the rich people to stay rich and was against the rise of the poor to higher status.

All in all, I think he was a little nasty men.. Noo.. I nominate Jan-Peter Balkenende, I find it very hard to imagine he did anything despicable ever.
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Postby Xarlaxas » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:57 pm

Yeah, Gandhi was not so great, niether was Mother Theresa, but that's a whole other kettle of fish. . . .
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Postby Feud » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:13 am

Ace Rimmer wrote:Name/s?


Jon Huntsman Sr.? The former Steven R. Covey?

Also, backroom politics got us the Constitution. ;) Transparency, frankly, is awful for getting effective and concise legislation into action.

Also, there will soon be a Mrs. Feud. Wedding looking to be around Christmas sometime.
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Postby Ace Rimmer » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:22 am

First, congrats! Hope you proposed in a *big way (or are planning to).

protip: Read His Needs, Her Needs and The Five Love Languages (there are others, but these two are the best imho). If you have read them already, do it again, preferably together, before you get married. That is, if you want to stay happy. :wink: (13 years for me in two days, with three kids, so I know a tiny bit about it :P )

*Big being relative to the person you're marrying. Simple, free, and special can be big.

As for backroom politics, we don't live in the same society as the founding fathers did. They fought a war, we fight with our smartphones. :P
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Postby GreenRock » Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:58 am

A million dollars? a LOT of people have a million dollars. While I was attending high school, one of my peers did this. A million dollars shouldn't be that hard to obtain honestly.

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