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Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:29 PM

In case you weren't sure that The Rich are Rich Enough ...

New $15 million mansion sells in Hillsborough.

Dream home?

Nope ... teardown ...

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/New-15-million-mansion-sells-in-Hillsborough-14400692.php

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Reply In case you weren't sure that The Rich are Rich Enough ... (Original post)
mr_lebowski Aug 30 OP
in2herbs Aug 30 #1
DFW Aug 30 #4
sandensea Aug 30 #2
onethatcares Aug 30 #15
BootinUp Aug 30 #3
underpants Aug 30 #5
mr_lebowski Aug 30 #7
Freedomofspeech Aug 30 #6
smirkymonkey Aug 30 #8
mr_lebowski Aug 30 #9
smirkymonkey Aug 30 #10
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 30 #11
Joe941 Aug 30 #12
Wiseman32218 Aug 30 #13
former9thward Aug 30 #16
brooklynite Aug 30 #14
Coventina Aug 30 #17
brooklynite Aug 30 #18
Coventina Aug 31 #19

Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:41 PM

1. I know several people who have the financial means to do this and they have no environmental

conscience. To them it's all about "me-me" "I want, I want" "I deserve it, I deserve".

Bring back the tax rates under Eisenhower.

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Response to in2herbs (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:53 PM

4. I also know several people who have the financial means to do this.

They choose not to, even at today's tax rates.

You do not gain an environmental conscience when your income dips below a certain level, nor do you necessarily lose it if your income goes above a certain level.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:42 PM

2. Egomania on parade

They're richer than ever - but feel poorer than ever because, dagnabit, there's always someone richer.

Like a snake eating its own tail.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:03 PM

15. not only that

their riches haven't bought happiness.

Ain't never gonna happen because they'll never be happy.

it's not the meat, it's the motion.

In other words, It doesn't matter how much money you have, it's how you use it. Do you have 30 people you would invite for a dinner and allow them to stay overnight? Check yes or no. I guess I should go back to working on my 2nd billion, the first billion was too hard to make.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:44 PM

3. Lol. The prosecution rests your honor. Nt

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 12:57 PM

5. Young couple bought it. She's a stay at home Mom who sells on Ebay

and hes a street puppet performer. It was at the top of their range but they decided it would be the best fit for their family.

Saw it on House Hunters.

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Response to underpants (Reply #5)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:31 PM

7. Of course it helped they found that Vintage Train Set in dad's attic after he passed away ... (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:18 PM

6. How disgusting.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:38 PM

8. The home is pretty ugly and soulless, but I don't understand these people who

need to tear down and rebuild just to replace it with something else equally ugly and soulless. What is it with these mega-mansion people?

Even if I had billions of dollars, I would still want to live in a charming, old, smaller modest home. I don't understand the need for these sprawling monstrosities.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 01:40 PM

9. The description of the original pre-2007 teardown project home sounds fantastic to me ... (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:10 PM

10. I know. It always upsets me when people tear down old homes instead of restoring them.

Especially since they generally replace them with tacky, modern mega-mansions. I wish there was a law against demolishing old, historic homes. I guess preservation societies do some of that work, but I don't think they can do much when it comes to private properties.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:13 PM

11. That reminds me: pull today's The Wall Street Journal. from the trash and look at the houses

for sale in the Friday "Mansion" section.

Tunnels, a 30-foot-deep pond, treasure and exotic fish: This estate outside Kansas City is taking the water feature to new depths


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Response to mr_lebowski (Original post)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:16 PM

12. The very existence of millionaires is immoral.

They should be taxed out of existance.

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:29 PM

13. Please Don't Forget that the Obama's

just bought a $15M home at Martha's Vineyard. I do not wish them any ill will. Wealth is good when it is in hands that will use it wisely.

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Response to Wiseman32218 (Reply #13)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 06:51 PM

16. So we should tax the ones that will not use it wisely?

What body will make the decision who is using it wisely and who is not?

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Response to Joe941 (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 02:33 PM

14. Will Bernie be first to the guillotine?

How much money should he be "allowed" to have in your system?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 07:04 PM

17. The poster said "taxed" not murdered.

Reading is fundamental.

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Response to Coventina (Reply #17)

Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:21 PM

18. "out of existence"

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #18)

Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:35 PM

19. Yes, "taxed out of existence."

That means the wealthy pay taxes that keep them from accumulating millions of dollars.

It very clearly does not mean executed. That is your invention.

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