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Old 08-30-2012, 03:23 PM   #1
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Billionaire tells non-rich to 'Drink Less, Work More'

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Gina Rinehart seems to court controversy - from her family lawsuits to her battles with Australian media.

Gina Rinehart now the Australian mining heiress, worth $19 billion and earlier this year thought to be the world's richest woman, has sparked another controversy in her latest column in Australian Resources and Investment magazine. (Yes, I am a registered reader online.) Rinehart rails against class warfare and says the non-rich should stop attacking the rich and go to work.
"There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire," she writes. "If you're jealous of those with more money, don't just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself - spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working."
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:50 PM   #2
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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Do something to make more money yourself - spend less time drinking, or smoking and socializing and more time working."
I think she was referring to Aussies. Here in the US folks waste their time texting and posting on internet forums.
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Hrmph! I was just speaking to Thurston and Lovey about this very subject at the club the other day. The servant class just isn't what it used to be. You'd think that the peasantry would be grateful for the jobs we've created for them.

It's ever so annoying.

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Hrmph! I was just speaking to Thurston and Lovey about this very subject at the club the other day. The servant class just isn't what it used to be. You'd think that the peasantry would be grateful for the jobs we've created for them.
Once upon a time, the peasantry got decent benefits, stable working hours and wages that kept up with the cost of living. And they were allowed to have a life outside of their j*bs.
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Kinda of funny coming from some fat ass bitch that has probably never done an honest day's work in her life.

Bring on the bacon.
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Yes, about those jobs:
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Rinehart said taxes should fall, red tape should be cut, environmental rules relaxed and the minimum wage should be lowered.
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Of course, as Rinehart knows, you can also become very rich from inheriting and expanding your father's company.
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To be fair to the poor misguided woman, she did preface her remarks with
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If you're jealous of those with more money ...
My impression is that folks here are decidedly NOT jealous of anyone; we tend to be a very contented lot, in general (and with good reason -- early retirement is satisfying in so many ways).
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I find it ironic she forgot to mention option 2 besides working harder. That being receiving wealth by birthright of a heiress. Kind of ironic she forgot that since that is how she got hers I imagine.
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I think she was referring to Aussies. Here in the US folks waste their time texting and posting on internet forums.
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I think she was referring to Aussies. Here in the US folks waste their time texting and posting on internet forums.

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This is where that "Swear Like a Drunken Sailor" list could come in handy.
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This is where that "Swear Like a Drunken Sailor" list could come in handy.
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I find it ironic she forgot to mention option 2 besides working harder. That being receiving wealth by birthright of a heiress. Kind of ironic she forgot that since that is how she got hers I imagine.
Option 3 If you're jealous of those with more money:

Get a very large group of people with pitchforks and torches and storm the Bastille to expropriate your fair share and to teach those that have been successful a lesson.

Or better yet, just have the IRS agents do it for you.
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to quote Dan Akroid:

Gina, you ingnorant slut.
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Option 3 If you're jealous of those with more money:

Get a very large group of people with pitchforks and torches and storm the Bastille to expropriate your fair share and to teach those that have been successful a lesson..........snip.....
Let them eat cake ?

I wonder if she is single. I could be a kept man for the right price.
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Hrmph! I was just speaking to Thurston and Lovey about this very subject at the club the other day. The servant class just isn't what it used to be. You'd think that the peasantry would be grateful for the jobs we've created for them.
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Let them eat cake ?

I wonder if she is single. I could be a kept man for the right price.
She's been married twice.

Let's not be too hard on her - after all she was raised as the only child of a man who advocated using nuclear bombs in the mining industry.
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