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What would you do with $1,000,000,000?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by amadeus, Jul 5, 2020.

  1. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    I'm sure the local inhabitants would be very grateful to be defended by white mercenaries and banned from using their easiest form of communication with the outside world
     
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  2. Mouthwash

    Mouthwash Escaped Lunatic

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    I meant the city itself, obviously, not the regime. It is not a good place to live in real life.

    Letter-writing is one of our beautiful lost arts.
     
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  3. Traitorfish

    Traitorfish The Tighnahulish Kid

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    In my grandfather's day, probably, but like most of the country, it fared very badly with the collapse of manufacturing. It has unfortunately become the sort of town where people are from, not where they make a living.
     
  4. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    With a billion dollars you would not have to make a living and could probably support many local households exploiting their labor.
     
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  5. schlaufuchs

    schlaufuchs La Femme Moderne

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    New car, caviar, four-star daydream,
    Think I'll buy me a
    football team
     
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  6. amadeus

    amadeus As seen on OT

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    A little nostalgic for the Empire?

    Nothing to be ashamed of.

    You can join us. :mischief:
     
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  7. EgonSpengler

    EgonSpengler Deity

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    On a purely selfish note, I think I'd like to have a nice car. Something spacious, but not too ostentatious. I don't need a friggin' mini-bar or big-screen tv or anything dumb like that. Is there such a thing as a fuel-efficient SUV? A hybrid, maybe? I'd want something at least partially electric. And I'll need a driver. I might drive myself once in a while, but most of the time I'd rather read or post on CFC or just stare out the window, and I don't want to rely on rideshare services. The driver will be an attractive woman with a blackbelt in something. I doubt I'll need a bodyguard, I just like women who can kick [butt].

    That reminds me, I would sponsor an MMA gym. I'm all flab right now, and since I won't have to work full-time, I could spend a few hours a week getting my [butt] handed to me. I just don't have the discipline to do boring [stuff] like running or lifting weights or riding a stationary bike (I love to ride my bike, but I have to be going somewhere). Something you have to think about, and something social, like kickboxing and wrestling, might be more up my alley. It'd also be fun to watch the pros train. I think it would even be fun to grapple with one (I wouldn't kickbox or go full MMA rules with a pro, though, no thank you - one leg-kick from a Muay Thai fighter and I'm tapping out :lol: ). I think normally the pros don't train with the nerds, but if I'm the owner and they're not training for a match, they might be willing to make an exception once in a while. And hey, maybe I could hire one of the aspiring fighters to be my driver until she makes 'the big-time.' Two birds with one stone.
     
  8. Commodore

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    By all means, get your attractive woman that can kick butt, but if you do find yourself in need of a security detail I'm more than willing to do mercenary work (and in fact did do it for a year).
     
  9. EgonSpengler

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    I'll keep your card in my rolodex.

    'Cause I'll have a rolodex, just to be retro-cool.
     
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  10. CivCube

    CivCube Trickster therapist.

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    I'd pay off my expenses, put enough in the bank to create an independent income of $5000 a month from interest, and pay off other folks' expenses. Of course, the more effective alternative would likely be to put it all in the bank and pay off people's expenses as the interest comes in...
     
  11. Commodore

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    I'll make sure to give you a discount too.
     
  12. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    $1 billion will provide $30 million in annual income without spending any of the capital. That's $2.5 million per month. Your $5000 a month might be just your lunch budget. :D
     
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  13. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    I can't even imagine that much money

    Probably $950 million in investment or media or renewable energy or affordable housing or something I don't know. Improving-humanity money.

    $20 million put away in the bank

    $15 million to my partner to do as he likes

    $10 million for my parents

    $4 million for a house and miscellaneous big spending

    $1 million for myself to live off for a while while I make art and travel
     
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  14. bernie14

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    Great beachfront house for my wife. Nice residence in Paris and NYC. 100 mil to family and close friends. Then, I would love to start a lab to build a 3d computer model of the brain, with every tract, nuclei, receptor, neurotransmitter, interaction, etc to study disease states
     
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  15. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Retired Moderator Supporter

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    I'll invest my billion in you, but we need to direct some of the profits to uh...certain projects of mine, which don't need to be discussed further here
     
  17. tuckerkao

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    For me, I only want to take the amount that I can handle at first, then increase the amount little by little, say start at $4,700,000, so I won't end up like some lottery winners who have lost all by the end.

    I probably won't need $1,000,000,000, they may no longer be usable after year 2040.
     
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  18. ShogunGrumpyBear

    ShogunGrumpyBear Chieftain

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    After taxes, give some to charity, close family and go have fun with it. Buy myself a house in the middle of nowhere. Maybe buy a castle or build one.
     
  19. Patine

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    Although I very much believe cell phones may very well be "the Mark of the Beast," from Christian eschatology (they certainly live up to all the requirements in prophecy if one considers), and they are an evil tool of societal breakdown, personal interactional barrier creation, psychological impediment, awareness inhibition, and growing a whole generation of virtual sociopaths - capital punishment is an overreach and gross violation of the authority, mandate, and right of any just government having such laws in their judicial code, regardless of how high the threshold for execution may be, makes that government just as criminal, at least, as any executed under the auspices of their regime.
     
  20. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Retired Moderator Supporter

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    @Patine Cell phones and their future descendants are our access point for all things except: food, sleep, touch, love, exercise, fresh air, healing and sunshine. Ready or not, they are here.
     

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