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  •  Money conquers all. Rove isn't gone. (2+ / 0-)
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    Dont Just Stand There, Dallasdoc

    People like Adelson stood to gain billions more than the billions they own if Romney were elected. For Shelly, it's worth the risk. $100m, in the medium term, isn't much of a loss for him. Even if he thinks he pissed it away, he's lost no power. Which is where he wants to be when the next opportunity approaches.

    •  Yes, but the money is worthless. (1+ / 0-)
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      Chi

      That is the new reality those who lust for money refuse to accept. Money = power, but only when it is used as a tool to deprive others of what keeps them alive.

      We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:51:21 AM PST

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    •  Adelson may not have lost much power, but... (2+ / 0-)
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      Mighty Ike, OleHippieChick

      Adelson is a businessman.  He got rich because he didn't piss away his money, his investments.  He understands ROI (return on investment) and wants to get the maximum return so he can be even more rich.  People that rich tend to be greedy.

      I have to think that the money he pissed away, while  small fraction of his wealth, has to be eating away at him that he got ZERO ROI.  More reasonable people, less wealthy people, may think like you and me "Hey, it's only 2.5% of my net wealth..."  

      Anyway I HOPE it's eating away at him.

      "The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously." -- Hubert H. Humphrey

      by Candide08 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 06:18:32 AM PST

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