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Billionaire’s Club Seeks SC “Sanctuary”

According to WCBD TV 2 (NBC – Charleston, S.C.) several of America’s most famous billionaires gathered in South Carolina’s lovely Lowcountry this weekend for a conference organized by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda. Gates (net worth: $67 billion) rented out the entire Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island,…

According to WCBD TV 2 (NBC – Charleston, S.C.) several of America’s most famous billionaires gathered in South Carolina’s lovely Lowcountry this weekend for a conference organized by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda.

Gates (net worth: $67 billion) rented out the entire Sanctuary Hotel on Kiawah Island, the station reports. Reportedly joining him and his wife? Liberal financier Warren Buffett (net worth: $53.5 billion), nanny state New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (net worth: $27 billion) and television host Oprah Winfrey (net worth: $2.8 billion).

Among the non-billionaires in attendance? Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Hmmmm … so if you take Bush out of the mix, that would make this the most influential gathering held at the Sanctuary since our founding editor’s 2010 Great Santini Fantasy Baseball League draft (the year the now-defunct “Dirty Sanfords” franchise took Hanley Ramirez with the second overall pick).

So … was this high and mighty confab a boon to South Carolina’s struggling economy?

Only to the people who employ Lindsey Graham’s Jamaicans …

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81 comments

? May 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

SC’s versions of 1910 Jekyll island. Yay!

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? May 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm

SC’s versions of 1910 Jekyll island. Yay!

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ed May 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I bet those tight-wads probably didn’t tip very much,either…to get that rich usually means you know how to take advantage of others…doesn’t Buffett owe 2 billion in back taxes? I’m sure the IRS won’t be harrassing him…

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AsianSuperfly May 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

As of last year (2012), Bill and Melinda Gates had donated 28 BILLION dollars to charity.

In 2006 alone, Warren Buffett pledged over 37 BILLION dollars to charity. If Buffett does owe back taxes, I would prefer for him to be able to choose the charity of his choice as the recipient of his money, rather than the charity of the government’s choice.

In 2011, Bloomberg gave 311+ Million dollars to charity, the fifth most of anyone in the country that year, and he is usually in that range year after year.

Every year these people give more money to charity than you could possibly imagine.

I’d be happy to have those “tight-wads” at my table any day.

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ed May 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Yep…notice how they feel compelled to publish their “generosity” as a media event…seems very self-serving…

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ed May 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

I bet those tight-wads probably didn’t tip very much,either…to get that rich usually means you know how to take advantage of others…doesn’t Buffett owe 2 billion in back taxes? I’m sure the IRS won’t be harrassing him…

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AsianSuperfly May 13, 2013 at 9:53 am

As of last year (2012), Bill and Melinda Gates had donated 28 BILLION dollars to charity.

In 2006 alone, Warren Buffett pledged over 37 BILLION dollars to charity. If Buffett does owe back taxes, I would prefer for him to be able to choose the charity of his choice as the recipient of his money, rather than the charity of the government’s choice.

In 2011, Bloomberg gave 311+ Million dollars to charity, the fifth most of anyone in the country that year, and he is usually in that range year after year.

Every year these people give more money to charity than you could possibly imagine.

I’d be happy to have those “tight-wads” at my table any day.

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ed May 13, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Yep…notice how they feel compelled to publish their “generosity” as a media event…seems very self-serving…

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GreenvilleLwyr May 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

No wonder I couldn’t get a room there this weekend. Had to stay at Motel 6 instead.

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jimlewisowb May 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Better he happy you found a Motel 6

I had to settle for a rundown Bed and Breakfast at the intersection of Ophelia Lane and Rump Road right off Ucankissmyfilthyrichass Blvd. that leads into Kiawah

The locals simply refer to it as Ophelia Rump’s Dump

Not a surprise that some of the richest players in the world would make a stop in South Carolina. Have read that they like to visit and spend a few coins in third world countries just in case there is a remote chance there is a Heaven

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Motel6 May 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Dear Mr. GreenvilleLwyr,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6. We appreciate your business and hope your stay was pleasant.

We always enjoy seeing our regular clients, however, we do have one request – could you please return our bellhop?

The Management

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GreenvilleLwyr May 12, 2013 at 9:24 pm

No wonder I couldn’t get a room there this weekend. Had to stay at Motel 6 instead.

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jimlewisowb May 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Better he happy you found a Motel 6

I had to settle for a rundown Bed and Breakfast at the intersection of Ophelia Lane and Rump Road right off Ucankissmyfilthyrichass Blvd. that leads into Kiawah

The locals simply refer to it as Ophelia Rump’s Dump

Not a surprise that some of the richest players in the world would make a stop in South Carolina. Have read that they like to visit and spend a few coins in third world countries just in case there is a remote chance there is a Heaven

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Motel6 May 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

Dear Mr. GreenvilleLwyr,

Thank you for choosing Motel 6. We appreciate your business and hope your stay was pleasant.

We always enjoy seeing our regular clients, however, we do have one request – could you please return our bellhop?

The Management

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Billy K Mulligan May 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Did Phil Lader organize this gathering?

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Billy K Mulligan May 12, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Did Phil Lader organize this gathering?

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Elliott May 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

Money nearby. No doubt Nikki was there, cashing in,

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Marie Harrison May 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Yep, anywhere there’s money nearby…like a vulture to roadkill.

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Elliott May 13, 2013 at 6:33 am

Money nearby. No doubt Nikki was there, cashing in,

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Marie Harrison May 13, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Yep, anywhere there’s money nearby…like a vulture to roadkill.

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2big2fall May 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

I heard that the corn dog bar was awesome…

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? May 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

lol….Nikki using a parking meter as a stripping pole is pure genius.

Bloomberg with soda bottles is a nice touch as well.

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T-Cousins May 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

I like Mr. Gate’s corn dog!

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shifty henry May 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

Nikki – is that YOU?

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Nikki May 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

shifty, yes, that’s me !! Folks were talking so much, sitting, strolling, and I decided the meeting needed some action. I’m a woman of action. Bold, decisive, up, and coming.

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Marie Harrison May 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

Nothing like an Asian ho to liven things up.

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Ninja May 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Great picture — NH likes the big parking meter more than her little vibrator.

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shifty henry May 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

You should consider making one with just Nikki and the parking meter. You could put it on posters, etc, tee shirts (hey, maybe Sic would sell them in the gear shop – they would outsell Andre’s co-pilot shirts). Just a suggestion……..This is a classic and Nikki looks good!

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2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

Henry,

Is this what you are thinking about?

Click to enlarge…

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2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

Henry,
One more for the road…

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shifty henry May 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

again, five stars !!!!

shifty henry May 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

I just can’t stop laffin” !!!!

2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

Thanks, Henry!

shifty henry May 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

!!! — five stars………..

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You know me May 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’ll buy one just to wear at Publix.

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2big2fall May 13, 2013 at 7:43 am

I heard that the corn dog bar was awesome…

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? May 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

lol….Nikki using a parking meter as a stripping pole is pure genius.

Bloomberg with soda bottles is a nice touch as well.

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T-Cousins May 13, 2013 at 8:16 am

I like Mr. Gate’s corn dog!

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shifty henry May 13, 2013 at 8:11 am

Nikki – is that YOU?

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Nikki May 13, 2013 at 10:31 am

shifty, yes, that’s me !! Folks were talking so much, sitting, strolling, and I decided the meeting needed some action. I’m a woman of action. Bold, decisive, up, and coming.

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Marie Harrison May 13, 2013 at 11:44 am

Nothing like an Asian ho to liven things up.

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Ninja May 13, 2013 at 12:13 pm

Great picture — NH likes the big parking meter more than her little vibrator.

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shifty henry May 13, 2013 at 10:25 pm

You should consider making one with just Nikki and the parking meter. You could put it on posters, etc, tee shirts (hey, maybe Sic would sell them in the gear shop – they would outsell Andre’s co-pilot shirts). Just a suggestion……..This is a classic and Nikki looks good!

Hell, maybe Nikki’s opponent could use posters of it during the campaign. I’d even bet that McConnell would put up one in his office. I’d buy one (or two)…..

Someone should send this to her husband–or maybe not?

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2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

Henry,

Is this what you are thinking about?

Click to enlarge…

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2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 8:19 am

Henry,
One more for the road…

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shifty henry May 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

again, five stars !!!!

shifty henry May 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

I just can’t stop laffin” !!!!

2big2fall May 14, 2013 at 10:00 am

Thanks, Henry!

shifty henry May 14, 2013 at 9:19 am

!!! — five stars………..

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You know me May 14, 2013 at 10:07 am

I’ll buy one just to wear at Publix.

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GrandTango May 13, 2013 at 8:04 am

From the AP, today (Monday, May 13):

Obama’s Tax increase on the poor is bad news:

Economists expect the government to report Monday that April retail sales declined for the second time in as many months. Many believe the culprit is (Obama’s) higher Social Security tax that kicked in this year.

Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2013/05/13/2768863/futures-dip-ahead-of-retail-data.html#storylink=cpy

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Trango Towers May 13, 2013 at 11:11 am

Obama’s higher social security tax? Are you drunk dude? Didn’t he try to keep the rates lower but congress blocked it? What planet do you live on?

Next thing you’ll tell is is that Bush II was great.

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Jan May 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

Big T, always lies. He knows this is a Republican Tax.

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2big2fall May 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

…a pox on your house!

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2big2fall May 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

click to enlarge above photoshop

GrandTango May 13, 2013 at 11:49 am

It’s funning that sorry Piece of $#!* can Jam Obama-Care down the Throats of the American people…but his tax increases, and all his other failure are all Congress’ fault…
It Sucks to get caught being a F*#* up don’t it???…Hahahaha…

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Trango Towers May 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

Can you please keep on topic? You act ADHD retarted.

Answer the question: how can you pin the expiration of the reduced SS tax on Obama? I just want you to look at what you wrote and address it in good faith.

Obamacare is a different issue.

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Tyrone Tongueflick May 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

that corn dog is creeping mighty close up Nikki’s crotch

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Tyrone Tongueflick May 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

that corn dog is creeping mighty close up Nikki’s crotch

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IsThis(Fits)ortheNatlEnquirer? May 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thanks, Fits, for the visual now in my head of Buffett, Bloomberg, Oprah and Bush on the beach. There goes breakfast, or rather here it comes, again. BTW, you should have spent at least one para ‘splaining what all this was about dontcha think?

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IsThis(Fits)ortheNatlEnquirer? May 13, 2013 at 9:57 am

Thanks, Fits, for the visual now in my head of Buffett, Bloomberg, Oprah and Bush on the beach. There goes breakfast, or rather here it comes, again. BTW, you should have spent at least one para ‘splaining what all this was about dontcha think?

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GrandTango May 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

As the Obama Scandals and loses (IRS targeting, Benghazi, Sequester, Gun Control) begin to multiply…expect more of this manufactured non-story crap from FITS..

Regardless of what you do for Sheheen, he cannot win in SC.

Also: I see Liberals are scarce, as some truth trickles out of Wash DC. and the liberals who do show, are trying to CHANGE the subject away from national politics…as is FITS is slow to point the finger at the BIG stories…

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turds May 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

didn’t they know there was a NAACP boycott of the state?

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turds May 13, 2013 at 10:26 am

didn’t they know there was a NAACP boycott of the state?

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GrandTango May 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

BLOCKBUSTER—–Hey FITS: Drudge is reporting a New ENEMIES list of Obama’s Maybe even leaked IRS infor. during the election campaign…WOW!!!

This is NIXONIAN (REMEMBER HIM???)…if you REALLY want to be a Journalist…they are GIVING you the meat, all you have to do is CHEW. You’re not to D@*n lazy or too D@*n Stupid for that, are you?

Seems the IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/13/irs-scrutiny-went-beyond-tea-party-criteria-broader-than-thought/#ixzz2TBRZXBvs

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Jan May 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

More evidence (as if any was needed) that Big T is just a parrot, for Drudge, Beck, Rush, and Faux News. No brain of his own.

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GrandTango May 13, 2013 at 11:45 am

And I guess Woodward and Bernstein were just parrotts for the DNC, like CNN, LAT, MSNBC, Wa-Po, CBS, NYT…etc…are for Obama…Hahahaha..

LMAO: You corrupt little B@$*@*d $ get caught what I’ve been sayin’…its’ a conspiracy aginst you…

Liberal = Criminal!!!!

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bogart May 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Maybe you’ll like President Hillary Clinton better.

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Tantric The Enter Tainter May 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

Lol!

shifty henry May 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

This just in from a Jamaican informant – the Big Dogs are planning to BUY the state and then turn it into (he couldn’t understand the rest of it)… ???

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Dow Jones May 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The governor of Georgia already has a call option on our state. Gov. Haley is feeding him inside information.

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shifty henry May 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm

This just in from a Jamaican informant – the Big Dogs are planning to BUY the state and then turn it into (he couldn’t understand the rest of it)… ???

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Dow Jones May 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The governor of Georgia already has a call option on our state. Gov. Haley is feeding him inside information.

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