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mikediggz
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"Bezos donates 100milly to van jones and jose andres"


  

          

nigga we made it

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/20/media/van-jones-bezos-100-million/index.html

New York (CNN Business)Jeff Bezos, the Amazon (AMZN) founder and world's wealthiest man, said Tuesday after flying to the edge of space that he planned to award $100 million each to CNN contributor Van Jones and chef José Andrés.

Bezos said that Jones and Andres were free to do "what they want" with the money.
"They can give it all to their own charity," Bezos said at a press conference after his trip to space. "Or they can share the wealth. It is up to them."

The money, Bezos said, was tied to a "surprise" philanthropic initiative he wanted to announce called the Courage and Civility Award.

The award aims to honor those who have "demonstrated courage" and tried to be a unifier in a divisive world, Bezos added.
"We need unifiers and not vilifiers," Bezos said. "We need people who argue hard and act hard for what they believe. But they do that always with civility and never ad hominem attacks. Unfortunately, we live in a world where this is too often not the case. But we do have role models."

Jones, accepting the award, said that "sometimes dreams come true."
"You bet on me and I appreciate it," Jones told Bezos, later adding that it was money for him to "give to others who have a similar spirit."

Andrés, who has poured his efforts into feeding those in need around the world, said that the award itself "cannot feed the world on its own."
"But," Andrés added, "this is a start of a new chapter for us."
Anderson Cooper, who was anchoring CNN's special coverage on Tuesday, said on-air after Bezos announced the award that it was "quite a surprise."

"None of us knew anything about it," Cooper said.
The philanthropic initiative from Bezos comes as he and fellow billionaires such as Richard Branson, the Virgin Galactic investor, face criticism for spending their wealth on space tourism. Bezos has previously been criticized for not contributing more to philanthropy, but has donated billions of dollars in recent years to causes including climate change and food banks.

Critics have said that the world's richest people should work to improve the conditions for people here on Earth, instead of flying off into space. Bezos and supporters of the space programs, however, have countered that both are possible.

"Well, I say they're largely right. We have to do both," he said in an interview with CNN Monday. "You know, we have lots of problems here and now on Earth and we need to work on those, and we always need to look to the future. We've always done that as a species, as a civilization. We have to do both."

  

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Van Jones ex-wife is mad as fuck
Jul 21st 2021
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lmao fuming
Jul 21st 2021
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Jeff basically just lined Van Jones up
Jul 21st 2021
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Bezos is trash.
Jul 21st 2021
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He's trying to make sure Nooooobody writes a bad story about
Jul 21st 2021
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its not going to work. so many journalists are hip to the PR game
Jul 21st 2021
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Bezos became president of the United States in that moment (c) Van
Jul 21st 2021
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Dead
Jul 21st 2021
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lolol
Jul 22nd 2021
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Does this also shift a significant tax burden to them? or no?
Jul 21st 2021
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it sounds like he's giving them cash
Jul 21st 2021
12
oh ok I see
Jul 21st 2021
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lmao.. I doubt this is some Oprah gives you a car
Jul 21st 2021
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      lol
Jul 21st 2021
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Bout to see Van Jones driving a fleet of electric Lamborghini Uruses...
Jul 21st 2021
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im actually pretty curious to see what van does now...
Jul 21st 2021
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This is some grim, feudal shit
Jul 21st 2021
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fk that altruistic sht
Jul 21st 2021
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Bezos is obnoxious and Van is now his pet Negro. SMH.
Jul 21st 2021
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Van finessed this man out of $100 Mill. I’m impressed.
Jul 21st 2021
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Damn, that's a lot of 2-day shipping.
Jul 21st 2021
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Don’t care for the other two but Jose Andres is a good dude
Jul 21st 2021
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Did Van thank the customers yet?
Jul 21st 2021
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We’ll always have The Green Collar Economy
Jul 22nd 2021
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If Van Jones kissed all that White Ass to get his hands on that purse st...
Jul 22nd 2021
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Mr. Bezos if you're reading this can you umm...hook a brotha up?
Jul 22nd 2021
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right???
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legsdiamond
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1. "Van Jones ex-wife is mad as fuck"
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TBH the fact that you're even a mod here fits squarely within Jag's narrative of OK-sanctioned aggression, bullying, and toxicity. *shrug*

  

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mikediggz
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2. "lmao fuming"
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3. "Jeff basically just lined Van Jones up"
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all of twitter and whoever else is watching to see what he's gonna do with it.

  

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Damali
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4. "Bezos is trash."
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pay your employees
pay your fucking taxes
stop preventing hourly workers from advancing to upper management
end fucking poverty you bitch ass trick

i hate him with a passion.

nothing he does is impressive ever.

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5. "He's trying to make sure Nooooobody writes a bad story about"
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him again in hopes they'll get some of his money

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Damali
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6. "its not going to work. so many journalists are hip to the PR game"
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"But rest assured, in my luxurious house built on the backs of people darker than me, I am sipping fine scotch and scoffing at how stupid you are." - bshelly

  

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7. "Bezos became president of the United States in that moment (c) Van"
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8. "Dead"
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kfine
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9. "Does this also shift a significant tax burden to them? or no?"
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Sorry if this is dumb questioning.

But like, Bezos hasn't paid much in taxes on that accumulated wealth... so if he gifts this money to them then they will now have to pay more than he ever had to, correct?

And, it matters whether he gifts these 'courage and civility' recipients as individuals rather than an incorporated entity (eg. non-profit) on their behalfs, right? Wouldn't gifting individuals kind of liken these amounts to lottery earnings?



  

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12. "it sounds like he's giving them cash"
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so that money came from either...somewhere else that was taxable, or the sale of amazon stock which would've been taxed

the articles you've seen about him not paying tax are bc he hasn't sold stock in years

not addressing the fairness of his situation, but it may not apply like it seems

www.engadgethd.com - the other stuff i'm looking at

  

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16. "oh ok I see"
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this was helpful, thx

  

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14. "lmao.. I doubt this is some Oprah gives you a car "
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but you pay the taxes on it.

But I’m sure Van Jones would’ve preferred if he kept that on the hush.

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17. "lol "
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I hear ya

  

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10. "Bout to see Van Jones driving a fleet of electric Lamborghini Uruses..."
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in 2022.

He gonna roll up tawmbout "we saving the earth. drive electric!"

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11. "im actually pretty curious to see what van does now..."
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he suddenly has access to unlimited funding/resources...whatcha gonna do Van? time to get it poppin

  

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13. "This is some grim, feudal shit"
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The guy goes to space and returns to re-start the 8th century.

It sucks that time is, apparently, not real. But if I'm going to be cruelly dominated by some insane warlord and treasure-hoarder, I'd rather have the honesty of the original Charlemagne and not this short, bald, extremely divorced version.

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15. "fk that altruistic sht"
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if somebody gives me a 100 milli, im flossing the fk out. All black everything(c)

Sike, id give some to charity but trust and believe a LOT of that $$$ is staying with me(and wifey, dammit forgot about her!)

People gonna try to guilt trip him to giving it all away.

These nuts say otherwise.

In fact id be wearing a "Deez Nuts" shirt on just for my haters.

  

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18. "Bezos is obnoxious and Van is now his pet Negro. SMH. "
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21. "Van finessed this man out of $100 Mill. I’m impressed. "
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19. "Damn, that's a lot of 2-day shipping."
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20. "Don’t care for the other two but Jose Andres is a good dude "
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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22. "Did Van thank the customers yet?"
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24. "We’ll always have The Green Collar Economy "
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Van been dead to me basically ever sjnce

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more power to him and Bravo Sir.


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26. "Mr. Bezos if you're reading this can you umm...hook a brotha up?"
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I'd be good with like a cool $1milly for real.

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It's like dude saw all those breakdowns about Bezos could give X amount to Y people and still be Z rich and went...

You two figure that out with SOME of this...smh

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