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Carl Icahn Pimpco Slaps Bill Gross As Billionaire Tweet-fight Escalates

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A week ago, completely out of the blue, Bill Gross took a swipe at Carl Icahn, tweeting "Icahn should leave #Apple alone & spend more time like Bill Gates. If #Icahn’s so smart, use it to help people not yourself." Today, Carl Icahn retaliates.

We can't wait as this cage match between a 69 and a 77 year-old escalates and culminates with the inevitable (Im)Mor(t)al Combat fatality.

For now, our money is on the Icahnator.

More impotantly: as the bored billionaires seek Twitter exposure, it is once again popcorn time.


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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:32 | 4097638 RaceToTheBottom
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Look, Squirrel...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34 | 4097649 BoNeSxxx
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How long before we see a tweet that says: "If you want to do good, why don't you bring me Dimon or Blankfein's head on a pike, as I have done?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:36 | 4097654 Pladizow
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Bitch Slap, Bitchez!

Why only American billionaires who are so publicly petty?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:41 | 4097679 bania
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yeah, why not sprinkle some of your paper shuffling, SEC ignoring, gains on all the po' people? 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:43 | 4097685 knukles
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Mature people do not wash their dirty laundry in public... especially in a "social media" forum.
Ego, ego, ego, ego

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:44 | 4097697 icanhasbailout
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Isn't most of Gates' "charitable" donation money going to creepy population control measures?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:52 | 4097740 jaap
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Depopulating and killing the useless eaters.

Glad I use Linux and don pay for those scumbags.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:54 | 4097761 Stackers
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Oligarchs have been pushing the con of "giving for the common good" as means to push their "new world order" plans for over a century, dating back to old man Rockerfeller

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:56 | 4097770 Ying-Yang
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"This Bullying has to STOP!"

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:03 | 4097811 fourchan
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buffet should just give it all away and stfu.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:32 | 4097957 redpill
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You should have a pic of the Icahninator stepping on Ackman's head

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:45 | 4098005 ParkAveFlasher
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"#billgross, ima pimp smack yo momz, howya lyk me now?" - A Captain of the Modern American Economy

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:58 | 4098064 Pure Evil
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Those two should just rent a Ritz Carlton room and get it over with already.

Hate = Love = Bromance.

Should we applaud two billionaire flamers gettin' it on or look away in disgust.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:07 | 4098100 mliu_01
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ICant just bought a shit load of twiter shares. IPO coming.

Nothing better than put a good show on a POS before it goes IPO. LOL

you people are easy to play.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:59 | 4098311 12ToothAssassin
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That is a great website for lamp post correlation!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:52 | 4097742 john39
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eugenics and gmo franken food are just more versions of doing 'gods work'.    note, 'god' is an ambiguous term...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:45 | 4097702 HelluvaEngineer
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If you really care about people, why don't you donate towards free mercury and cancer-laced immunizations for the worthless eaters?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:48 | 4097716 stacking12321
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i heard it on

it must be true!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:33 | 4097962 redpill
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Well before you get a flu shot, they do ask you if you are allergic to mercury.  It's like, uh, well, it's fucking poisonous, does that count as an allergy?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:39 | 4097991 Dave Thomas
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That is of course after they've been cramming it into holes in peoples teeth for the past 100 years.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:21 | 4098155 tarsubil
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I mean, yes, we are injected with mercury with the flu vaccine.

And, yes, mercury is obviously bad for you and accumulates in the brain and damages the central nervous system.

And, yes, the studies that say having it in vaccines isn't damaging were done in the 1930s (around the same time US researchers were inoculating subjects with syphillis and refusing to treat them with the known cure, penicillin) and no one has been all that interested in researching it since then.

And, yes, the CDC gets about 150 mil to 175 mil a year for flu activities.

And, yes, GSK and Novartis have annual revenues in the billions and make huge chunks of money off this free marketing campaign from the government and CDC.

But, no, there is no conflict of interest and getting an annual injection that contains mercury to prevent getting the flu less than 50% of the time is clearly the right thing to do.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 14:33 | 4098439 redpill
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Not to mention the vaccine manufacturers are completely indemnified and bear no liability for their products whatsoever.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:43 | 4097691 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Dude, if these billionaires are bored. I can put them to work. Send money my way. While you are at it, give back to the community your ill gotten money. Acting like little children on Twitter. Our best and brightest? 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:51 | 4097661 RaceToTheBottom
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"...bring me Dimon or Blankfein's head on a pike,"

I may become a tweety-nerd myself if that happens

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:47 | 4097714 Emergency Ward
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Hold on now, Bankfiend will start trotting out his own tax-deductible charitable organizations.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:49 | 4097721 Silver Bully
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'Look, Squirrel...'

Was about to say, this article barely qualifies as a distraction. Could really care less what Gross or Icahn think of each other. And in tweets no less. Tylers, I realize the whole 'the markets are falling' thing isn't arriving at a speed you desire, but stooping to this . . . c'mon. Between crap like this and the Simon Black articles, you're starting to lose my daily interest.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:00 | 4097744 RaceToTheBottom
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Yep, I tried to provide some help for the article to even become a distraction....

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:54 | 4097756 What is The Hedge
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Let me see if I have this right......

1. Icahn buys shares in Apple. Now he tells Apple how to run company so as to line his pockets.

2. Icahn donates to charity. Now tells eveyone how they should give.

3. Buy NFLX shares. Publicly praise NFLX. Sell portion of NFLX while simultaneously shorting, most likely.

Yes, let's create a public fight over charitable giving so Carl gets to look like a human being.


Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:33 | 4097645 Dr. Engali
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A  couple of spoiled school girl bitches fighting for attention. 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:42 | 4097680 kralizec
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And worst of all they are too old and not bitches...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:50 | 4097720 dracos_ghost
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"Girls, Girls you're both pretty (cough cough)". Fucking embarrassments to humanity. And these are the "Titans" the masses are looking to to make things better.


Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:05 | 4097818 Jaspergers
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I literally loled at this title. 


ps--define "doing good", Icahn.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:22 | 4098154 Renewable Life
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These "two little bitchez" are the poster children for "more money then time"!

Hey Carl, GFYS, Hey Bill, GFYS AND stop being a little bitch while you do it! Don't you clowns have an anti-aging scheme or space ship company you can invest in and get the fuck off twitter for a while!

Oh well I guess CNBC needs something to talk about now, since the Central Banks controls the markets tighter then Stalin and Hitler every dreamed they could do!

Geez I can't wait for Bill to respond, I wonder if this has anything to do with the two of them having giant undisclosed positions in the Twitter IPO?? Because the company has to be 100 billion if Gross and Icahn are on it right?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:56 | 4099147 reTARD
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Cat fight!!! LOL.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34 | 4097651 WillyGroper
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Pathetic puking attention whores.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34 | 4097653 philosophers bone
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Wow, what an asshole.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:38 | 4097670 rtalcott
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which one?  both?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:44 | 4097694 knukles
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They both have more than one?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:02 | 4098080 wee-weed up
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Yep, there's the one between their nose and chin.

It tends to spew more crap than the one down below!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:37 | 4097665 Global Hunter
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Giving Pledge dot org?  Is that one of those eugenics programs where they sterilize, vaccinate and give abortions to black and dark skinned poor women?  I could look it up but forgive me if I have my doubts about it being the billionaires program to help humanity or anything like that.  Fucking cynic me.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:45 | 4097705 knukles
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Yeah, like Bill Gates outlined at that one TED conference*.
And has helped fund.
Where people have been vaccinated with crap that leaves them sterile.

Nice kid, Mrs. Gates


*available for all to see and hear on YouTube

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:23 | 4097911 spanish inquisition
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Agreed. It is interesting that people who harp on overpopulation generally direct their remarks to Africa and Asia. Never mention Brussels, New York or London. Population control is thinly veiled racism to get rid of dark skinned people so the Eurostock can have Lebensraum.

When it's brought up around me, I remark if they feel that strongly about it, to lead by example and off themselves for the good of the world. No takers yet...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:38 | 4097666 I am a Man I am...
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This is what gross gets for being stupid.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:38 | 4097667 Buckaroo Banzai
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"Do good"? These twats make me sick.

1) create a "charitable" foundation
2) put one-world Cultural-Marxist Fabian international socialists in charge of it
3) execute your program of global enslavement
4) call it "doing good"

Hidden in plain sight. The Ford Foundation is the granddaddy of this scam; Henry Ford is probably spinning in his grave.

"Working with Visionaries on the Frontlines of Social Change Worldwide"

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:47 | 4097687 BoNeSxxx
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Well said.  For more information, the book 'Foundations - Their Power and Influence' is still a seminal work in my view (following the more common use of the word, of course).

The other, lesser used, definition of 'seminal' would refer to Henry Ford himself and, of course, Bohemian Grove activities... but I digress.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:40 | 4097675 heinrich6666
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Philanthropic dick-waving.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:44 | 4097695 kralizec
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Pharisee pissing contest.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:49 | 4097722 Dr. Engali
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Pariah depends wetting contest.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 14:09 | 4098348 MrButtoMcFarty
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Tic Tac Tossing.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:40 | 4097676 oddjob
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The spectacle of two near dead raisins in a pissing match is shameful and emberassing.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:41 | 4097681 superflex
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These two just need to fuck and move on.  

I hear Carl is a great spooner. 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:42 | 4097683 suckitbitchez
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Had my first and soon to be second child at Gross' $20 mill. donation to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:02 | 4097803 Global Hunter
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your avatar and name alone made me laugh considering your link led me to a Women's Health Institute and that you're having your second child there.  Not that I think there's anything wrong with that or making me chuckle.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:43 | 4097693 Ziggypig
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Both of these ass clowns can eat a...  3-----D

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:45 | 4097698 Uncle Remus
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Bitch fight...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:45 | 4097699 fooshorter
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Ahh another case of she said she said..

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:46 | 4097708 orez65
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Fuck these two slimy cartel billionaires.

It makes my skin crawl to read what these criminals have to say.

It's sort of like reading about Al Gore.

If it wasn't for them robbing the taxpayers they'd be begging in the streets.

Fuck you both a billion times.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:50 | 4097723 Long Gamma
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I suspect they both have a stake in Twitter's IPO.

Media and finance are Twitter's wheelhouse. Hence, Twitter PR motivated to get big swinging finance twerks tweeting.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:50 | 4097733 X86BSD
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Two rich fucks that have never done a days hard work their entire life menstrating back and forth on twitter. Priceless!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:53 | 4097746 syntaxterror
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I thought they were ALREADY doing GOD's work?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:53 | 4097751 More_sellers_th...
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Ugh...why would these moronic twits tweet anything? Are they so egotistical that they think someone cares? I can never imagine in a million years my father RIP ever sending a tweet to tell people what he thought and he was someone a lot of people wanted to hear from.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:57 | 4097768 RockyR
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who in the world would pick a twitter fight with carl icahn?  it's not as though icahn gives a shit about engaging in a flame war.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:09 | 4097774 RaceToTheBottom
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Days like these, I wish I could Projectile Diarrhea all over both of these self important howes

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:59 | 4097780 NeedleDickTheBu...
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This back and forth between Gross and Ichan just confirms that Twitter is one of the worst inventions of the 21st century.  500 MM users wasting a good portion of their days reading the mindless musings from their fellow twits.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:08 | 4097800 CHX
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So in other words C.I. is saying: "I screw the investing community with with insider knowledge and my tweeds that move the marked, and then return a small percentage of the proceeds as hand outs, for good PR". Such are the NW masters.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:02 | 4097805 JustObserving
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Why do they not challenge each other to a duel?  If billionaires did that, it would solve many of the world's problems.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:04 | 4097813 Sweet Pea
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Gates Foundation has been spending millions trying to improve education for the stupid..makes school fun! relevant!  yeah what you got to show for all that retread "innovation" dude?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:07 | 4097828 PowerPlayer
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I love how these rich people make some statement about what they'll do in 20 or 30 years after they are dead in the hopes that people will talk about how great they are now.  Seriously, actions talk!  Until you actually give your money away Icahn and Ted Turner shut up!  You aren't a great person because of what you say you will do at some point in the future.  

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:11 | 4097838 williambanzai7
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Well, if what is implied is true, it is a rather pithy Geritol riposte.

Gross better think twice before going verbally mano a mano with a shyster who grew up in streets of the Far Rockaways.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:15 | 4097880 Audacity17
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LOL yeah,...set up a charitable foundation to help people...that will be coopted by statists in the decades to come and used to destroy America.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:17 | 4097882 Trimmed Hedge
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Oh no, he di'int..!!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:23 | 4097922 pragmatic hobo
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don't you just hate tweets?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:44 | 4097944 NuYawkFrankie
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Battle Of The Bombastic Billionaire Bloviators

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:33 | 4097960 SubjectivObject
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Billionairs:  Steal/extort from everyone with exposed capital, and then dispense dependency tokens to the poor they indirectly cause, while keeping ...... billions ...... for themselves.  

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:38 | 4097982 alien-IQ
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there's something very satisfying and pathetic about two billionaires bitching at each other on twitter like two teenage girls fighting over a boyfriend.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:47 | 4098020 gavrilo princip
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every bit more complex human society consists of the workers and the rulers who live of the workers. All of these societies use religion as the main tool, except for example of the communism, which maybe failed partly because of lack of God inspired fear in the workers population. As examples , there is Budism, Islam, Judaism/Christianity ( where the latter may be the working class of the same religion). 

back to the topic, both gross and icahn are going to face the truth sooner or latter. who cares? All this talk about doing good is just a sign of how far they are from realising what their real role in this world is. Their real God is the one which is prayed to inside of the mountain mines of the Bolivia.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:22 | 4098162 yogibear
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 Let the 2 try and make each other go broke.


Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:32 | 4098197 Bobbyrib
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Pimco's response should be: Giving crumbs to the people who are responsible for the world's production and your wealth would seem more self-serving than just paying them properly for what they do.

I can imagine Icahn stroking himself off as he writes the check to The Giving Pledge, which will provide some third world country (whose labor the companies he owns is exploiting) with clean water. Pay them what their worth and they can buy it on their own. Fuck you, the companies that use modern day slave labor, and your "philanthropy."

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:59 | 4098312 sbenard
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Could I remind Icahn, the Big Bully of Finance, of this?

Matt 6:1

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:18 | 4098596 theprofromdover
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If you read Icahn's statement on the website, you will see that he doesn't actually commit to giving up any of his own wealth.

He just 'supports' those that do,

His twitter even says he only 'joined' the

Carl, methinks thou art a hippocritter.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:31 | 4098650 theprofromdover
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I was disappointed not to see Mozillo on the list.

Hank Greenberg, Jamie Douchebag, Robert Rubin, John Vain Thain?

Also, interesting to see that not many young wives had let their partners sign up.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 15:38 | 4098667 Atticus Finch
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After all the destruction Carl Icahn has caused to the US workforce, he makes up for it by giving a buck 98 to charity. Really????

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 20:24 | 4099640 WalterWhite
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Give your money to the NWO.

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