mashed articles of Jim Marquis by Pat Darnell | Apr 6, 2014 | Bryan TX
Major Conflict: Dictatorship of the Dollars: " Dictatorship of the Dollars -- The Right is currently celebrating the Supreme Court's recent decision regarding campaign contributions. However, I have to believe they'll be singing a different tune when Adelson and the Koch brothers are replaced by younger, more liberal tech tycoons (Jim Marquis, Apr 6, 2014. LINK) ..."
“Money in politics may at times seem repugnant to some," he wrote, "but so too does much of what the 1st Amendment vigorously protects. If the 1st Amendment protects flag burning, funeral protests, and Nazi parades — despite the profound offense such spectacles cause — it surely protects political campaign speech despite popular opposition ( Robin Abcarian. April 2, 2014. paraphrased Justice Stephen G. Breyer. no date. LINK )...”
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In his blog, Major Conflict, Jim Marquis shows us a twist in the wind of the time. Billionaires being replaced by billionaires.
Tech Tycoons ... bring 'em on ... MooPig Tech Coroner Department acknowledges the replacement of billionaires with younger billionaires ... probably with similar results, but nevertheless, it should be mildly interesting. Bill and Melinda Gates are leading the pack by trying to save all the children in Africa.
We must be talking about a new form of a high level of corruption based on Meritocracy, you know, from garage business start-ups to mega-billion industrialist slave driver multi-national corporations. Rags, to slave laboring sweat shops, to unimaginable riches, to philanthropist ... all in one life-time. Wow.
For those who die early, S. Jobs, we will have to sit and wait for his wife and offspring to spread $billions to what they perceive needs philanthropic-ing. Can't wait.
In its day Television was "high tech" ... yesiree Bob... and one of the rags to riches top dudes of that time was Art Linkletter, [Arthur Gordon "Art" Linkletter (July 17, 1912 – May 26, 2010)]: "... Two of his television shows, House Party and People Are Funny, hold the top places for the longest-running shows in broadcast television history. Now in his ninetieth year, Linkletter is known as an entertainer, an author, a businessman, and a philanthropist. (LINK)..."
" ... He's a nonstop raconteur, and his life is a living history of the pioneering years of radio and TV. Abandoned as a baby in Canada, in 1912, he was adopted by a one-legged preacher and his wife. "We were really poor -- as poor as a church mouse. But I had one of the greatest assets a kid can have, a loving family." With just $3 to his name, he set out on his own at age 16 as a hobo riding the rails, which was not a life of poverty but "a great way to see America. I never begged, never borrowed, never stole. I worked all sorts of odd jobs (STEPHEN MOORE. Updated March 11, 2009. LINK) ..."Tech-tycoons, what will be your legacy? Will you buy the SCOTUS?