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    myboo, Eric Nelson

    as I recall he was born into a rich family.

    and his one of his first businesses "took off"

    (installing auto alarms).  Sold in for multi-millions.


    After that is was trading on insider knowledge,
    and the on political favors.

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      Eric Nelson


      ... Sold in it for multi-millions.

      After that is it was trading on ...

    •  No, he was not born rich like Mitt (1+ / 0-)
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      jamess

      He most likely employed tactics like cheating, stealing, lying, and maybe even arson.

      From Wikipedia:

      Early in the morning of September 7, 1982, the offices and factory of Quantum and Steal Stopper in the Cleveland suburb of Maple Heights, caught fire. The fire took three hours to put out. The buildings and almost all inventory within were destroyed. An investigation of the cause of the fire noted "suspicious burn patterns" with fires starting in two places aided by an accelerator such as gasoline. Adkins said that Issa appeared to prepare for a fire by increasing the fire insurance policy 462% three weeks previously, and by removing computer equipment holding accounting and customer information. Adkins said that he thinks Issa set the fire on purpose. The insurance company was suspicious of arson and paid only about one-tenth the insured amount.
      (Adkins was the company founder whom Issa foreclosed on when the company was struggling. He remained with the company as an employee.)

      Jon Husted is a dick.

      by anastasia p on Thu May 16, 2013 at 08:20:38 AM PDT

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