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Mexican Drug Lord Tops Forbes' Most Powerful List

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posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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Mexican Drug Lord Tops Forbes' Most Powerful List


www.foxnews.com

A Mexican drug lord reputed to be hiding in mountains has been named the world's 41st most powerful man - ahead of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and Russia's Dmitry Medvedev.
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posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:12 AM
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I found this story interesting because a Mexican drug lord is more powerful than 2 heads of nuclear states. It further fuels the suspicions of people that those in control of certain countries really are not. However, I'm not sure of the hierarchy of France and Russia in terms of their process of setting off nukes. Maybe their presidents are not the final say in that situation. Story still made me laugh though.

www.foxnews.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:33 AM
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And who said crime doesn't pay


I bet Sarkozy is well pissed off. Trumped by a drug dealer


Gutted.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:37 AM
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"He who controls the spice, controls the universe"

-Dune

Obviously someone was a fan of Dune as a child!

But seriously, there's a lot more power in controlling a resource than there is in affecting policy.

Exxon Mobile could destroy the world economy if it wanted to, and it wouldn't have to fire a single bullet.

If any of you out there have dreams of being hegemonic dictators, I suggest you join or start a company that takes control of water rights. Sit on it a few decades, and by the 2030s you're going to have millions, if not billions of people paying you to drink the water you own.

Viva la capitalism!



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:43 AM
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how come all these powerful people are living in caves or moutains?
with all that power and money they are in caves and mountains?

Rightttttttttt

Most of the most powerful people live in the florida keys
and other places completely surrounded by water

and correct me if i'm wrong but isn't one of the bridges going to the floriday keys guarded by soldiers so that only powerful people are allowed to go?



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:53 AM
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I'm willing to bet you any money that it's one of the most pimped out caves you've ever seen.

Or he's had plastic surgery and is now living in the west end of London in a big swanky pad. He's a gazillionaire, he's not going to be living in a cave



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by Acidtastic
And who said crime doesn't pay


I bet Sarkozy is well pissed off. Trumped by a drug dealer


Gutted.


yeh sarkozy got done over.His sexy wife might dump him for the drug lord.


MA i think it makes sense he lives in caves/mountains jam packed with note stacks.He would get hunted down by agencies if he lived in the city.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 11:13 AM
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Anyone who has ever watched the movie "Scarface" should not be surprised by this news story.

I actually remember hearing that if Pablo Escobar were still alive his fortune would be rivaling Big Bad Billy Gates....



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 11:26 AM
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The list:

1. Barack Obama
2. Hu Jintao
3. Vladimir Putin
4. Ben S. Bernanke
5. Sergey Brin and Larry Page
6. Carlos Slim Helu
7. Rupert Murdoch
8. Michael T. Duke
9. Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al Saud
10. William Gates III
11. Pope Benedict XVI
12. Silvio Berlusconi
13. Jeffery R. Immelt
14. Warren Buffett
15. Angela Merkel
16. Laurence D. Fink
17. Hillary Clinton
18. Lloyd C. Blankfein
19. Li Changchun
20. Michael Bloomberg
21. Timothy Geithner
22. Rex W. Tillerson
23. Li Ka-shing
24. Kim Jong Il
25. Jean-Claude Trichet
26. Masaaki Shirakawa
27. Sheikh Ahmed bin Zayed al Nahyan
28. Akio Toyoda
29. Gordon Brown
30. James S. Dimon
31. Bill Clinton
32. William H. Gross
33. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
34. Lou Jiwei
35. Yukio Hatoyama
36. Manmohan Singh
37. Osama bin Laden
38. Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
39. Tenzin Gyatso
40. Ali Hoseini-Khamenei
41. Joaquin Guzman
42. Igor Sechin
43. Dmitry Medvedev
44. Mukesh Ambani
45. Oprah Winfrey
46. Benjamin Netanyahu
47. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
48. Zhou Xiaochuan
49. John Roberts Jr.
50. Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar
51. William Keller
52. Bernard Arnault
53. Joseph S. Blatter
54. Wadah Khanfar
55. Lakshmi Mittal
56. Nicolas Sarkozy
57. Steve Jobs
58. Fujio Mitarai
59. Ratan Tata
60. Jacques Rogge
61. Li Rongrong
62. Blairo Maggi
63. Robert B. Zoellick
64. Antonio Guterres
65. Mark John Thompson
66. Klaus Schwab
67. Hugo Chavez

www.forbes.com...

Again, I am not listed, :shk:



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:09 PM
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i wonder why no Rockefellers or Rothschilds are listed.

neither is the Queen of England, or the Netherlands.


and why is Osama Bin Laden on the list when hes been dead for a few years now? and how were his assets accurately measured, but nobody has been able to find him?


[edit on 12-11-2009 by BlesUTP]



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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Originally posted by BlesUTP
and why is Osama Bin Laden on the list when hes been dead for a few years now? and how were his assets accurately measured, but nobody has been able to find him?



Yes yes yes yes yes!!!!!!!!




posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:17 PM
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S&F

EXCELLENT find. And great questions from posters too...

...seems though that Forbes is measuring mainly perceived power, the kind that derives from public pull and drag. ...I'd like to see the real list - the one that names the names nobody ever speaks out loud.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:22 PM
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and why is Osama Bin Laden on the list when hes been dead for a few years now? and how were his assets accurately measured, but nobody has been able to find him?


This is the Forbes most POWERFUL not the Forbes WEALTHIEST people list.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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notice that some of the people i named ARE the most powerful on the planet as they have their hands in all of the cookie jars.

and as far as bin laden goes, how can you be counted as a candidate for "most powerful" if youre dead?

[edit on 12-11-2009 by BlesUTP]



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:44 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
The list:

17. Hillary Clinton

37. Osama bin Laden

www.forbes.com...




That really strikes me as funny. The masterminds of the Terror are trumped by defeated politicians.

What a game.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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as far as bin laden goes, how can you be counted as a candidate for "most powerful" if youre dead?


Two words.

Jesus Christ

Certainly dead, of that there is no question. But the amount of power that person has over people is amazing to this day.

[edit on 11/12/2009 by whatukno]



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 01:50 PM
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very well, i see you are determined to make your point, and i can see how a dead person might still hold sway over peoples minds.

however, everyone else on that list, except for bin laden is still alive.

and unlike jesus, people all over the world acknowledge that bin laden was a real person, who lived at the time he was described to live in.

and while i can agree with many of the things that jesus is supposed to have said, the verdict is still out on whether or not he really existed.

there is solid evidence of historical figures that had far less of an impact on the world before jesus was supposed to have existed. i dont see why there shouldnt be just as much if not more to accurately document jesus existance as well.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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The only point I was making was that dead people (or even imaginary people) can be powerful.

I'm not that into it.



posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 03:01 PM
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Originally posted by whatukno
37. Osama bin Laden


Funny they would put a dead man on their list.

This list doesn't make any sense at all in the first place. Just a bunch of well-off people with too much time on their hands giving us their personal opinions.



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