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To: JC Jaros who wrote (16)10/17/2000 12:14:00 AM
From: Dave  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 39
 
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."



To: JC Jaros who wrote (16)10/17/2000 10:28:30 AM
From: Andy Thomas  Read Replies (1) | Respond to of 39
 
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



To: JC Jaros who wrote (16)10/17/2000 10:29:43 AM
From: Andy Thomas  Respond to of 39
 
wow... jc and andy agreeing on something...
=grin=

andy