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    Billionaire banker David Rockefeller dies aged 101

    Former Chase Manhattan Chief Executive David Rockefeller has died at the age of 101.
    Rockefeller died in his sleep at home in Pocantico Hills, New York, on Monday morning as a result of congestive heart failure, according to a family spokesperson Fraser P. Seitel.

    The businessman, who had an estimated fortune of $3 billion, retired as head of Chase Manhattan in 1981 after a 35-year career.



    All the US titles had Philanthropist in the title not a banker.



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  • farleftlib (1353 posts)
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    1. I feel terribly sad

    at the news of the passing of Jimmy Breslin. RIP, Jimmy, you lead an exemplary life and are undoubtedly singing with the angels.

    Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have. Margaret Mead
  • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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    2. The rich live longer than the rest of us, as a general rule.

  • dorkzilla (2402 posts)
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    3. I know it's an unpopular sentiment

    But the guy gave a lot to philanthropy, was a fierce environmental conservationist and gave an awful lot to the arts among other things. I met him on several occasions professionally and several times as a normal schlub. He was sincerely a nice man with a ready smile…no airs about him. He also granted part of his vast estate to the State of New York, and that grant is very precious to me, as it is the most beautiful park in the world to my mind and if I didn’t have it’s beautiful paths to walk on I’d have completely lost my mind years ago. I thought about the park every day when I lived in California and vowed that when I moved back I’d never live further than 10 miles from it. I’m currently 4 miles away from it.

    While i didn’t agree with him on enlightened capitalism (I don’t think it exists, not in the long run anyway) I will remember him for the good things he did. I will remember especially when I walk on the beautiful carriage trails that wind around the giant oak trees, past the herd of milking cows, beyond the field full of white tail deer and gently rolling hills – a bit of absolute rural heaven 25 miles north of Manhattan.

    • Xyzse (2528 posts)
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      4. I can understand this.

      He was from an older time in some ways.  Some actually believed in paying to society for the bounty that they receive.  I think the idea of “Enlightened Capitalism” was a means to branch the ugly corporate type capitalism that is prevalent today, with a more profit-sharing and society-benefitting mindset.

      I don’t know if I agree with it, but in many ways, I do consider balance, so…  I have no hate.

  • bobthedrummer (2407 posts)
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    5. RIP. "Membership in The Trilateral Commission is by invitation only."

    The Trilateral Commission another Deep State component imo.


    All power to the People.
  • Carolab (1112 posts)
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    Rot in hell.

    • pinduck (1109 posts)
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      7. also CFR


      "Sometimes I feel like Fletcher Christian..."
    • Satan (2048 posts)
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      8. Well, I don't know about "rotting" so much…..

      but yes, he’s here.

      Fuck the DLC, Third Way, and Emily's List. They have proven themselves to be a threat to all life on Earth.
    • bjo59 (3609 posts)
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      10. Second that.

      Bilderberg bastard is right… and so much more.  Honestly, I thought that guy had discovered the secret to immortality (Faustian bargain?).

    • Sadie (3068 posts)
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      11. Amen

      He had this wicked and cruel idea to use vaccines infected with STD’s to control population in Guatamala.  Evil is being too kind.

        Wake up, peeps, their kids go to Harvard and Yale; your kids go to Iraq & Afghanistan.   
    • roguevalley (1640 posts)
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      12. there's a lot of cabal stuff said about him online, 'six heart transplants'

      and the Illuminati. Amazing how odd ball the world is these days.

      Remember, remember, the Fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot! I know of no reason why the Gunpowder treason should ever be forgot! -V
  • TRex (2281 posts)
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    9. One down.

    I kid, I think this guy actually put money back into society. I have no problems with rich people if they consider society something they owe a debt to for making them so fucking rich.

    Never had a problem with the rich,  just the ones that want to take all the money out of the market and leave nothing for US. RIP Mr. Rockefeller, you cannot buy yourself out of this situation.


    We can thank the rich for one thing - times are changing due to the silent depression in the working class. I don't think the rich will be happy with the changes, but they forced it upon themselves through greed and avarice.
    • FanBoy (7985 posts)
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      13. he put no more back into society percentage wise than you or i.

      3 billion my foot.

    • Carolab (1112 posts)
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      14. Watch Aaron Russo's "From Freedom to Fascism".

      You will learn something about old David.  It’s free at YouTube.