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Originally posted by Maya432
what is the difference between rich and wealthy.?
rich = mabey 10 million to 500 million
wealthy= mabey 500 million to 200 billion or more.
Originally posted by dgtempe
How do you know im not rich or famous? Rich and famous people come to the Internet also and they too are in search of the truth. Even rehab has a room with Internet access.
Now I get to learn a new life lesson. It seems that I am to old to be young and to young to be old.
Originally posted by lifestudent
I figure people's reactions say more about their preconceptions than about me, and I love being a kid with my kids.
Originally posted by mybigunit
In my experience the old money people are nicer than the new money people Im not sure why but my guess is the old money people are not as insecure about there wealth status as is some of the new money people.
Narrator: The prospect that two thirds of the world's population will have no access to fresh drinking water by 2025, has provoked the initial confrontations in a world-wide battle for control over the planet's most basic resource. When Bolivia sought to refinance the public water services of its third largest city, the World Bank required that it be privatised, which is how the Bechtel Corporation of San Francisco gained control over all Cochabamba's water, even that which fell from the sky.
Oscar Olivera: All these laws and contracts also prohibited people from gathering rainwater. So rainwater was also privatised. Unpaid bills gave the company rights to repossess debtors' homes and to auction them off. People had to make choices: from eating less and paying for water and basic services, to not sending their children to school, or not going to the hospital and treating illnesses at home; or, in the case of retired people who have very low incomes, they had to go out and work on the streets.
There is a lot of luck involved in being successful in any endeavor.
To me, that is obvious. I know a lot of incredibly talented thinkers, actors, and writers. But they are unable to penetrate the inner circle of the rich and famous. The best musicians in the world never get a chance to be heard. The best ideas fall on the floor.