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Rich person buys a decommissioned Boeing 767 Jet, converts it into a sail boat by putting it onto a barge.
What a waste of money. He could have invested that in AI research, or something useful.

This is why we don't have many old money families in the USA.
 
We do actually have a few. they just are generally smart and avoid attention.
Yeah -- A lot of "Old Money" families basically live very humbly and without drawing attention to themselves. This is especially true with heirs of Old Oil and companies like Coca-Cola (well, not exactly Coca-Cola itself, but you get what I mean) where they were raised to be grounded (Old Money is Old Money for a reason, after all).

They're the ones who wear worn out jeans and old t-shirts while driving battered cars and jeeps, and any romantic partners only basically learn they're wealthy until they're about to literally tie the knot or they've been together for years at the very least.

You could pass them on the street and have zero clue they're millionaires or billionaires from how they dress, look, and act.

People who are "flashy" with their wealth are either a) "New Money" with things to prove (especially true with lottery winners) or b) just cunts as exemplified by their personalities, with a lot of these being mostly politicians and the like.

Hell, statistically it wouldn't surprise me if a few members here or on our sister sites are actually millionaires, and no-one would know about their wealth (and why would it come up, anyway?).
 
eah -- A lot of "Old Money" families basically live very humbly and without drawing attention to themselves. This is especially true with heirs of Old Oil and companies like Coca-Cola (well, not exactly Coca-Cola itself, but you get what I mean) where they were raised to be grounded (Old Money is Old Money for a reason, after all).
In a safer world, they could be running for Congress and winning. Or at least trying to take part in perpetuating the same government that created success stories like them.

All groups, when they have political power, try to shape the entire polity to perpetuate and empower themselves. Bureaucrats create more bureaus, military dictators create more soldiers and militarists, theocrats create more fanatical extremists....and so naturally, putting millionaire businessmen in political office will create more millionaire businessmen.

It will also neutralize the groups that stop economic progress. If you know what I mean.
 
It was within my lifetime that having 1 million dollars would have been considered rich.
eh. sorta. it was a lot of money 30 to 40 years ago. but it was not truly upper class.
owning 4 rental homes does not make you "new money". it makes you be a better off middle class. probably a doctor or a lawyer
 
One of the federal agents drew his weapon and fired several shots at the suspect, with the second officer also firing his weapon at Flowers.

Flowers, of Southeast DC, was arrested and treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.
Two marshals go guns-blazing on a carjacker from CARJACKING DISTANCE.
'non-life-threatening injuries'.

Federal marksmanship qualifying has gotta just be, like, putting a bullet on a barn from inside a barn, huh?

Anyhow, at least this one had the feds actually facing a threat that would also (rightly) exempt private citizens from going to court (probably...maybe...This is DC so this statement can't be as flat as it really should be able to). But the last time it happened, as the article notes...
Last year, Secret Service agents assigned to President Biden's granddaughter, Naomi, opened fire on a group of people attempting to break into an unmarked Secret Service car.

Officials said the agents found three people attempting to enter the parked car at Naomi's Georgetown neighborhood just before midnight on Nov. 12.
Do that when you aren't the SS and you're getting charges.
 


Court in Tennessee rules against a state agency responsible for wildlife management, which apparently thought it had the right to enter private property whenever it wanted, and even set up surveillance cameras without any kind of a warrant. Naturally the agency is now buttmad they can't act like that anymore, and are whining about "muh wildlife" the same way so many people have used the Helen Lovejoy argument for so many other things.
 


Court in Tennessee rules against a state agency responsible for wildlife management, which apparently thought it had the right to enter private property whenever it wanted, and even set up surveillance cameras without any kind of a warrant. Naturally the agency is now buttmad they can't act like that anymore, and are whining about "muh wildlife" the same way so many people have used the Helen Lovejoy argument for so many other things.

Tennessee is doing pretty good these days
 

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