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Old 10th Mar 2006, 08:54
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Funny names and the World's richest people

Well, Forbes has released its list of the World's Richest, I'd just like to pass this bit of info on.

#207
Anurag Dikshit
$3.3 billion
Country Of Citizenship: India

*snigger snigger*
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Old 10th Mar 2006, 12:23
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Paris Hilton - fancy being named after a crap hotel
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"Paris Hilton - fancy being named after a crap hotel"

It could have been worse

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I've got a silly surname, yet I'm boracic? How does that work?
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Paris Hilton - fancy being named after a crap hotel
She makes good films though...
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May not be rich, but the surnames ....

Well, these examples may not feature on the richlist,but here are a few other contenders

Ms Samantha Fountain, Inventor of Shewee
cf http://www.shewee.com

Other examples I've heard of include Sunshine and Toogood.

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Old 10th Mar 2006, 18:49
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What's funny isn't the name!

It's the fact that there are more and more very rich people.....and more and more poor!

Not funny in fact, the only surprising thing is the number of individuals who refuse to see the truth: where is this system leading us?

Slavery?
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The blindingly obvious Donald Trump.

Trump is a funny word .

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Old 13th Mar 2006, 21:31
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"Dikshit" is a pretty bad surname! You would think with $3.3 bill he could afford to change it.

Speaking of bad names, a young actor named Penis van Lesbian went to Hollywood for an audition. He nailed the audition but was told he would never get on in acting if he didn't change his name. He took the advice and never looked back, his biggest role being as a chimney sweep in Mary Poppins, but most lately playing a nosey doctor cum detective in Diagnosis Murder. Who is he?
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 00:28
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So what do you propose as an alternative, Gramps? Divvy the loot up equitably? That's been tried, and it didn't work; it was called Russia, if you recall. Nowadays Russia is becoming more and more capitalist and more and more successful.

I cannot for the life of me understand why people whinge about the gap between the haves and the have nots. If you have not, and you wish to have, get off your posterior and go make a fortune. If you begrudge the likes of Bill Gates his billions, go invent a better operating system. In the Free World, you're allowed to do that.

The problem with trying to bring everyone down to the lowest common denominator is that it suppresses creativity and enterprise. Why should people bother to strive for greatness if it isn't going to get them anywhere? Frankly the creative and the enterprising deserve more than the others, because it is by their efforts that advances are made for all mankind.

I mean really, if people are thick, lazy, untalented, self-pitying, or plain unlucky, they should sit down and keep quiet in the cheap seats. Some of us are trying to succeed.

"What about the poor?" they cry. Yeah, exactly, what about the poor? Let 'em eat cake, I say.

Blunt human reality is this; there are always going to be the rich, and there are always going to be the poor. There are always going to be those who are blessed in life, with physical, mental, artistic, social, and financial advantages of birth, and those who are not. You can't change human reality with unworkable ideology. Accept it.

Now how about a reasoned response, and one which doesn't involve the concept of fairness? Life, remember, is not fair.
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 08:25
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Maybe so BW, but it is always prudent to bear in mind what preceeded the divvying up in Russia. The rich got very rich and the poor were more and more dispossessed until the point the rich suddenly got a nasty surprise. And todays' Russia is hardly a good example, with the very rich having bodyguards partly because if they turn up in the street otherwise it would severely limit their survival propects. Lesson is that maybe capitalism works, but if the rich/poor balance gets too out of kilter, or the rich get too arrogant, there will be a bloody backlash.
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Old 14th Mar 2006, 10:23
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Originally Posted by Evening Star
Maybe so BW, but it is always prudent to bear in mind what preceeded the divvying up in Russia. The rich got very rich and the poor were more and more dispossessed until the point the rich suddenly got a nasty surprise. And todays' Russia is hardly a good example, with the very rich having bodyguards partly because if they turn up in the street otherwise it would severely limit their survival propects. Lesson is that maybe capitalism works, but if the rich/poor balance gets too out of kilter, or the rich get too arrogant, there will be a bloody backlash.
It's called democratisation and free market. Or how do I steal the jewels in the people's crown, spasibo balshoye, comrade Yeltsin...

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Old 15th Mar 2006, 00:02
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Russia isn't the greatest example for this sort of discussion, BlueWolf.(However, the Soviet Union, North Korea, Cuba, (increasingly) Venezuela, etc are.) Other than that, you hit the nail squarely.

Capitalism, as free as possible, but not without some sensible regulatory guidance, is the way of the future (See New Zealand's version of it: Rogernomics). Even the people in France and Germany will eventually have to recognize that.

Some guy or gal, by far smarter than me (I know, that is not all too difficult ), once came up with the following (very true and truly applicable) proverb:

The stone age didn't end for lack of stone.

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Well, Belfast Child, It's not too hard to figure out who it is, but it seems he hasn't come that far from his rude roots if he's playing a 'nosey doctor cum detective' ... that sounds far ruder!
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Old 15th Mar 2006, 03:33
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Originally Posted by strafer
I've got a silly surname, yet I'm boracic? How does that work?
You contain boron? How much - that stuff is probably valuable
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Old 15th Mar 2006, 07:50
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Did`nt Penis van Lesbian change his name to Dick van Dyke ?
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Richard Spandit -

Boracic, me old china, is rhyming slang for Boracic Lint - skint.

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Or another way of looking at it is that revolution is merely an extreme form of capitalism, when the have nots decide to become haves by whatever means. Most stable societies do not tend towards extremes. Contrast the social changes in Victorian Britain with the social stratification in Imperial Russia.

Capitalism, as free as possible, but not without some sensible regulatory guidance, is the way of the future
Except for disagreeing with the following comment about Germany, seems quite sensible. Message is, get rich folks, but do not take the ps.
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Old 15th Mar 2006, 17:47
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Originally Posted by strafer
Richard Spandit -
Boracic, me old china, is rhyming slang for Boracic Lint - skint.
Stone the bleedin' crows.
You learn something every day - I thought it was spelt "brassic", but you are quite right... hoisted by my own petard...
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