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by Fran on Mon Mar 30th, 2009 at 02:04:40 PM EST
French composer Maurcie Jarre dies, aged 84 - Telegraph
French composer Maurice Jarre, who created the musical scores for several classic Hollywood films, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 84.

His death was announced by the manager of his son, electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre.


by Fran on Mon Mar 30th, 2009 at 02:11:57 PM EST
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Monaco lays out red carpet for world's ultra-rich -Times Online

As you arrive in the Gucci store, other customers are ushered out. A helicopter is waiting to whisk you, on a mere whim, up and over the traffic jams and on an excursion down the coast and, when you sweep into the casino, the croupiers have been ordered instantly to spring to attention.

Like the sound of this? Then you might want to consider the latest holiday package being laid on in Monaco. There is just one small condition: you need assets, excluding your main residence, of $30 million (£21 million) to be eligible.

With the tiny principality fearful of finding itself on a blacklist of tax havens to be made public at the G20 summit in London this week, officials are seeking to bolster the inflow of millionaires through what may be the most exclusive tourist initiative ever.

Under the plan drawn up by the Government of Prince Albert - son of Rainier III and Grace Kelly, and Monaco's ruler since 2005 - the elite holidaymakers will be drawn from the estimated 94,970 people in the world who have the requisite sum in their bank accounts.

[Murdoch Alert]
by Fran on Mon Mar 30th, 2009 at 02:12:19 PM EST
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Idiots!
In this class of rich they do not care about your skin color or your nationality or your sexual orientation or your education etc. ( so far so good) but they only care how bloody rich you are.It's world wide class and new phenomenon.
They just light a fire of racism, nationalism , gay bushing and false dream that everyone can be rich in to the poor people so that they "entertain" each other with hate while rich are grabbing and grabbing the wealth more and more.
But greed ( like all other sins) have a tendency to destroy the exact person(s) who fall for greed...they'll never find peace...
And it's only right...
I right now have few examples around me how greed actually make life of these people miserable after all.

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 01:34:39 AM EST
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I like what Emil Cioran said : "Without Bach, God would be a second rate figure"

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 01:21:36 AM EST
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As an atheist I confess I am always staggered at the littleness of the God conceived by religionists. Emil cioran is entitled to his idea of god, but I cannot help but feel that any concept of a supreme being can't be large enough if a human can magnify it.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 06:07:13 AM EST
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God was made in the image of Man.

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 06:14:57 AM EST
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You and I both know that, but Emil Cioran evidently doesn't.

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 08:10:29 AM EST
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That's precisely the reason why he is a second-rate figure...

"Dieu se rit des hommes qui se plaignent des conséquences alors qu'ils en chérissent les causes" Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet
by Melanchthon on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 09:13:20 AM EST
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And not by a particularly skilled craftsman.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi
by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 10:30:25 AM EST
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just a quick drop-by before going to my conference in DC.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 07:24:13 AM EST
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<waves>

Most economists teach a theoretical framework that has been shown to be fundamentally useless. -- James K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Tue Mar 31st, 2009 at 07:27:42 AM EST
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