|FROM ||Rick Moen
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout-NYLXS] over ruled on OBL targeting.....
|Quoting Ruben Safir (mrbrklyn-at-panix.com):
> > Which we know because he adds a few billion dollars to his
> > self-estimated personal worth based on whatever he believes his personal
> > 'brand' to be worth? I'm not making this up. He really did say that
> > during a deposition where he was challenged about his claim to be a
> > billionaire.
> > When I read the transcript of that deposition, I really would have
> > fallen out of my chair if, as an accounting and finance professional, I
> > hadn't already long ago known that the man is a cheap con artist and
> > huckster. Which really has never been in dispute.
> > (When I last checked, he asserted that the value of his _name_ was worth
> > about $3B, which is a novel reinterpretation of Generally Accepted
> > Accounting Principles.)
> > He's always been an absolutely abysmal businessman. Thousands of times
> > over. If he hadn't been, he'd have staunched the bleeding long before
> > he lost even a tiny fraction of that $916 million in that one single
> > calendar year,
> That is really not for me or you to figure out.
No, actually, it is. It's part of what I got paid to do as a staff
accountant and tax preparer. Someone who runs up a $916 million loss
before realising it's happening and closing the business that's doing it
is not a 'genius'; the correct word for that is 'incompetent'.
And, I'm sorry, someone who claims that his net worth goes up and down a
few billion dollars at a time depending on how he _feels_ is a con
artist and/or nutjob.
> Maybe he didn't want to abandon all his workers, or was working with NJ
> officials in the hope of a turn around.
The Trump Organization has never been accused of loyalty to its workers.
(I haven't actually expected corporations to display loyalty to their
employees for at least fifty years, though.)
> Remember this?
Yeah, that was a time Trump actually did something right (taking
advantage justifiably of dysfunction under the Koch administration).
And I can't help noticing, Trump is still getting advertising mileage
out of this, thirty years later, at the municipal rink itself, on its
Web site, etc.
I can't help noticing, Ruben: I go away to Europe, and come back to see
a mutt thread display like this:
Is impulse control a thing wholly unknown to you, sir?
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