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    Re: Business, Economics, and Tax Policy 8: Bezos Takes Over the World

    I have some additional knowledge of Sears/Kmart. Its problems were enormous, but power broker Lampert sought to dismantle that company from the first day he acquired its assets. Don't know how it turned out but I know that as of the first 10 years he owned the company...he set foot at its Chicago HQ exactly one time.
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    Dow tumbling again. Who knew Chinese tariffs would cost money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Sicatoka View Post
    Government is like fire: Good servant; bad master.
    Precisely like capital.
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    mookie will be at the royal opera house for Carmen in his formal wear tonight.... because every time he gets an excuse to wear it, he does
    How was it? This guy had mixed feelings.

    I am very jealous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    How was it? This guy had mixed feelings.

    I am very jealous.
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    The stairs were a surprise.
    They also employed a six person dance team (3m3f) who were outstanding.
    They made sure nobody missed the shrug at the end. Single spotlight on anotherwise empty stage. Mookie laughed out loud with some others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mookie1995 View Post
    Loved it
    The stairs were a surprise.
    They also employed a six person dance team (3m3f) who were outstanding.
    They made sure nobody missed the shrug at the end. Single spotlight on anotherwise empty stage. Mookie laughed out loud with some others.

    June trip planned to Prague Vienna and Budapest to see what those companies have to offer if you’ll be in the neighborhood
    I have been to the Wiener Staatsoper but only for a tour, never a show. It is jaw-droppingly spectacular. Emperors get sh-t done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I have been to the Wiener Staatsoper but only for a tour, never a show. It is jaw-droppingly spectacular. Emperors get sh-t done.
    nice. we are going to try and hit Pinocchio there. also head to volksoper while in vienna.

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    I had no idea the opera houses were even open in the summer. I thought that was when they crammed in all their auditioning and refurb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    I had no idea the opera houses were even open in the summer. I thought that was when they crammed in all their auditioning and refurb.
    Mookie and girl are going right after Ramadan, so may be picking the end of season performances

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    Alas, poor Sears. I knew them well.

    @nbcwashington: Sears has rejected Chairman Eddie Lampert's $4.4B bid to save the company, and plans to announce its liquidation plans this morning. https://nbc4dc.com/iWHwN7H

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    Who gets Amazon and who gets the Washington Post??

    @WTOP: Amazon founder and CEO #JeffBezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage. https://wtop.com/social-media/2019/0...ce-on-twitter/

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    Quelle surprise. Like Jobs, he's a workaholic who probably lives in his office most of the time. I expect he'll be trotting out a younger model very soon.

    The ex, for her part, is about to become the world's most eligible cougar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Quelle surprise. Like Jobs, he's a workaholic who probably lives in his office most of the time. I expect he'll be trotting out a younger model very soon.

    The ex, for her part, is about to become the world's most eligible cougar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post
    Quelle surprise. Like Jobs, he's a workaholic who probably lives in his office most of the time. I expect he'll be trotting out a younger model very soon.

    The ex, for her part, is about to become the world's most eligible cougar.
    Filthy rich, too, unless the Prenup pauperizes her.

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    Who gets Amazon and who gets the Washington Post??

    @WTOP: Amazon founder and CEO #JeffBezos said he and his wife MacKenzie have decided to divorce after 25 years of marriage. https://wtop.com/social-media/2019/0...ce-on-twitter/
    If Bezos wants to save his companies' reputations, he splits stock at some rate, and a large cash payout, of course. If not, he'll see a lot of Hausfraus leaving finding new online vendors.
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    I bid $100 for the 24" snowblower!!

    @nbcwashington: Sears will hold an auction on Jan. 14, when it will compare Lampert's offer against liquidators. https://nbc4dc.com/ss7YQ9R

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I bid $100 for the 24" snowblower!!
    newly ex mrs Bezos will go for more than that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    I bid $100 for the 24" snowblower!!

    @nbcwashington: Sears will hold an auction on Jan. 14, when it will compare Lampert's offer against liquidators. https://nbc4dc.com/ss7YQ9R
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