This illustrates the insanity of the ridiculously rich who are not taxed which is why so many governments are heading towards bankruptcy: $57.3M Basquiat Breaks Auction Record at Christie’s in NYC. This ‘painting’ is evil. Pure evil. I can’t imagine anyone except a banker or speculator living with that thing leering at them but then maybe this is all about self-portraits.
It was a packed house at Christie’s post-war and Contemporary evening sale on Tuesday night. Judging by the crowd, you’d think times are much more flush than they really are. But, apparently nothing brings out the 1 percent like whispers of a cooling art market. Are they looking for a good deal? Or do they just want to see the bubble slowly burst?
Too much soulless money to burn produces this, too: Chelsea Clinton’s husband Marc Mezvinsky has ‘nothing to say’ to his investors | Daily Mail Online
Chelsea Clinton’s hedge fund boss husband has refused to apologize to investors – despite losing nearly $25 million in a calamitous gamble on the Greek economy.
Marc Mezvinsky, 38, persuaded clients to pour cash into the struggling European country in the hope it would bounce back and deliver massive profits. But after buying up government debt and bank stock, the dramatic upturn he and his partners predicted failed to materialize and the fund’s value plunged by an estimated 90 percent.
Mezvinsky and former Goldman Sachs colleagues Bennett Grau and Mark Mallon are reported to have finally pulled the plug on the failed investment last month.
Chelsea is pushing for us to vote for her Goldman Sachs momma. That woman collected tons of loot chatting with these guys whose souls look like the expensive painting at the top of this story. Here is another DC tell-it-all: Anonymous tell-all book slamming ‘nation of naive, self-absorbed sheep’ as he admits he never reads bills he votes on. Seriously, this is normal for Congress. You vote as the people who pull the strings tell you to vote.
The University bubble is busting, too: BREAKING: Burlington College Closes Due To “Crushing Weight of Debt” Acquired By Jane Sanders as the smaller schools struggle to find more victims to drive deep into debt studying something that they can’t use to make money later and end up deep in debt. The first shot across my own prow was when I was studying German as a major and won scholarships at home and in Germany and was racing ahead of most of my peers expecting to work at some top university when boom: every major language program was eliminated starting with…GERMAN.
I instantly changed direction and went into construction instead. Most liberal arts degrees are worthless. It is very dangerous to take on $100,000 in debt so you can read Chaucer. Except Harry Potter’ College Courses – Yes, You Can Earn Credit for Studying Voldemort that is, you can pay a university thousands of dollars to prattle on about this infantile, thoughtless series of books and voila, get a degree showing that you know what a 10 year old could easily figure out.
While many schools use Harry as a way to introduce students to subjects they might otherwise not pursue, these are not necessarily easy-A classes. By and large, they are, however, extremely popular, with fierce competition for limited seats. Naturally, the professors who originate the classes tend to be imaginative types, not unlike certain Hogwarts instructors. (And yes, at least one has worn wizard robes while teaching.)
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia considers paying contractors with ‘IOUs’ amid oil price fall because it is going off the economic cliff. Also, the Saudi royals are snarling threats if anyone gets to learn the truth about 9/11 and that the bombs in the building bilge is tommy rot silliness: the Saudis attacked us on that day. Period. They are so hysterical about the truth of what they did to us, they will sell off all US debt and cause it to tank. Maybe Putin will buy it all up. Or China. Definitely, China.
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