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Comment: Re:Big Myth #2 (Score 3, Informative) 335

by sycodon (#48911565) Attached to: Davos 2015: Less Innovation, More Regulation, More Unrest. Run Away!

The "Wealthy" have Billions of dollars.

They own assets that could be converted into Billions, but not in any practical sense. Most of their wealth is in stocks and bonds. You have to sell those to get cash. If Gates sold all of his stocks so he could roll around in a Billion dollars cash with naked teenagers, M.S. stock would probably crash, reducing his wealth by orders of magnitude.

Sure, they have access to a shit ton of money, but it's almost all on paper.

Comment: Re:Just give the option to turn it off... (Score 0) 818

by sycodon (#48877117) Attached to: Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

I've seen and heard a 2015 GT350 up close and personal (from the outside). Nothing fake about that.

Same for the Ecoboost. It purrs at idle, but put your foot in it and you hear the horsepower.

Don't know where these people are getting their information but they've not actually been in the car I bet.

Comment: Re:One has to wonder (Score 2) 253

by sycodon (#48875289) Attached to: IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

When it comes to these kinds of organizations, approval delayed is the same as approval denied. They cannot begin any meaning fund raising until their tax status is determined.

What the IRS essentially did was to put them in limbo. That means they couldn't represent themselves to potential donors as a bonafide tax exempt organization.

And how long were they delayed? Almost all were delayed until after the 2012 elections.

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