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Old 02-29-2012, 02:21 PM   #601
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That reads like an Onion piece.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:32 PM   #602
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How gross to complain about such things. I'd trade places with the one guy's 17 grand a year dogs, sounds like they live very well.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:43 PM   #603
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Really says something sad about their priorities and perspective on life, doesn't it?

Maybe this is one of the best arguments there is for not paying for your kids' higher education. I bet some of these people would find it much easier to be content with what they have if they'd had the experience of scraping to get by at some point.
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Old 02-29-2012, 02:56 PM   #604
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Hans Kullberg, 27, a trader at Wyckoff, New Jersey-based hedge fund Falcon Management Corp. who said he earns about $150,000 a year, is adjusting his sights, too.

After graduating from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2006, he spent a $10,000 signing bonus from Citigroup Inc. (C) on a six-week trip to South America.

He worked on an emerging-markets team at the bank that traded and marketed synthetic collateralized debt obligations.

His tastes for travel got “a little bit more lavish,” he said. Kullberg, a triathlete, went to a bachelor party in Las Vegas in January after renting a four-bedroom ski cabin at Bear Mountain in California as a Christmas gift to his parents.

He went to Ibiza for another bachelor party in August, spending $3,000 on a three-day trip, including a 15-minute ride from the airport that cost $100. In May he spent 10 days in India.

Earlier this month, a friend invited him on a trip to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The friend was going to be a judge in a wet T-shirt contest, Kullberg said. He turned down the offer.

It wouldn’t have been “the most financially prudent thing to do,” he said. “I’m not totally sure about what I’m going to get paid this year, how I’m going to be doing.”

No compassion or sympathy for Hans?
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Old 02-29-2012, 05:54 PM   #605
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No sympathy for Hans. The last trip I took was in 2009, and it wasn't freaking Ibiza. It was Disney World. I saw tons of countries in Epcot.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #606
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WDW>>>>>Ibiza.

Hans doesn't sound like he's really cutting back.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:17 PM   #607
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WDW>>>>>Ibiza.
I think so too, I LOVE WDW. And on top of it all I had never even been there before, never went as a kid. Parents couldn't afford it.

Hans IS cutting back, he gave up a wet t shirt contest. Nothing says sacrifice like giving up wet boobies-maybe some of his equally deprived and sacrificing and teetering on the edge of poverty female friends would volunteer to do it for free. I just hope he'll survive. Somehow he soldiers on *cue inspirational music*
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I haven't taken a trip anywhere of note in years, and when I did, it sure as hell wasn't outside the country to any place. It was a couple hours' drive to the nearest big city for a couple days for something to do.

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“People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress,” said Alan Dlugash, a partner at accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP in New York who specializes in financial planning for the wealthy. “Could you imagine what it’s like to say I got three kids in private school, I have to think about pulling them out? How do you do that?”
Sorry, run that by me again?

Poor, poor baby. He might have to give up his fancy golf club and walk his dog himself or something to help cover costs for a PRIVATE SCHOOL that he DOESN'T HAVE to send his kids to.

He wouldn't survive a day in my life. Quit your bitching, idiot.
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If it's that important to have your kids in that school, or you don't want to disrupt their lives with a drastic change, then cut out other shit that you DON'T need. I mean, duh.

I can only imagine that this article was written about finding someone totally clueless about how "regular" people live, and exposing how out of touch some of the very wealthy are.
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Old 02-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #610
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I think so too, I LOVE WDW. And on top of it all I had never even been there before, never went as a kid. Parents couldn't afford it.
I think WDW is actually more fun as an adult. I went once as a kid and then we went last November and I had the best time ever. Great service, some great restaurants there these days, weather was amazing - really didn't have a bad word to say.
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I think WDW is actually more fun as adult
I felt so much like a kid again, and it's just great to have an experience that you always wanted as a kid but couldn't have. The only thing that sucked was that I was way too old for the Bippity Boppity Boutique
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No sympathy for Hans. The last trip I took was in 2009, and it wasn't freaking Ibiza. It was Disney World. I saw tons of countries in Epcot.

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Old 04-30-2012, 10:43 PM   #615
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Hey fans, opening day for the 2012 Occupy season is tomorrow.

May 1st.

May Day.

Coincidence?
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