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To: JC Jaros who wrote (16)10/17/2000 12:14:00 AM
From: Dave
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Re "Gore is likely just as beholding to big oil. I heard that he has a large Occidental Petroleum position"

My understanding is that Gore's family, which is no poor family by any measure, owns a few hundred thousand dollars worth of Occidental stock. Hardly a large position, especially when compared with the monstrous oil fields that Cheney and Bush and their cronies own.

I found this quote somewhere on the Internet but have not substantiated its source...

"As for current Occidental stock held by the family, Gore says it is an estate holding consisting of his late father's assets over which he exercises no control.

"'According to his will, that [Occidental stock] was put into a trust fund to benefit my mother for the remainder of her life, and I was named executor of his will,' Gore said during a rare press conference in Tennessee."

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To: Dave who wrote (17)10/17/2000 12:37:50 AM
From: JC Jaros
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That's fair. See now, the person I heard this from made it sound like a more substantial personal position. That, of course, seems completely incongruous with Gore's environmental position. Goes to show how jaded one gets with the whole thing. Gore could fly around in an Oxy Pete Grumman jet, and I'd still be voting for him over George W. -JCJ

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To: JC Jaros who wrote (16)10/17/2000 10:28:30 AM
From: Andy Thomas
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the problem is that the doj case gives msft an excuse for their poor performance, where they would not otherwise have one. i think msft is headed in the direction it's headed, not because of the doj, but because of a number of other reasons - reasons which the starry-eyed msft longs cannot fathom.

silverberg once said that msft's was the 'most profitable business which is legal.' well i think that was an historical anomaly and now we're 'reverting to the norm,' whatever that ends up being.

i still think that, for whatever reason the clinton administration has it in for gates and co.

andy

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To: JC Jaros who wrote (16)10/17/2000 10:29:43 AM
From: Andy Thomas
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wow... jc and andy agreeing on something...
=grin=

andy

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To: Andy Thomas who wrote (19)10/18/2000 12:44:50 PM
From: sandeep
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Probably you are correct about the clinton admin having it in for Gates and Co. Gore is a wild card. His daughter worked for Slate which is owned by MSFT. But then, Slate is incredibly liberal...

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To: sandeep who wrote (21)10/18/2000 9:35:48 PM
From: Keith Hankin
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Looks like if MSFT's stock stays down for a while,
it could result in a total collapse:
theregister.co.uk

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To: sandeep who started this subject10/19/2000 10:55:29 AM
From: sandeep
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I wonder if this thread should be closed down :-) ~48 was it...

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To: sandeep who wrote (21)10/19/2000 12:31:09 PM
From: Andy Thomas
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--His daughter worked for Slate which is owned by MSFT. But then, Slate is incredibly liberal...
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well, msft deserves what it gets then...

it's fun to see people hold msft up as being today's reardon steel.

many of the employees are libertarian, but there are a scary number of left-wing nuts in that place too.

andy

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To: sandeep who wrote (21)10/19/2000 12:31:49 PM
From: Andy Thomas
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--His daughter worked for Slate which is owned by MSFT. But then, Slate is incredibly liberal...
--

well, msft deserves what it gets then...

it's fun to see people hold msft up as being today's reardon steel.

many of the employees are libertarian, but there are a scary number of left-wing nuts in that place too.

andy

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To: Andy Thomas who wrote (25)10/19/2000 1:08:40 PM
From: sandeep
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I know. Too many left-wing people over in Seattle area, I think.

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