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Something about this list suggests to me most of these men have antisocial personality disorder, i.e they're psychopaths.

Some of my favourites

There's really nothing else you need to say about a group of rutting slop-pigs like this. But, in a pinch, you could add a couple things. One, Bennett and McClendon benefited from $120 million in corporate welfare from Oklahoma City to improve the arena and build a practice facility. Two, both Bennett and McClendon are heavy Republican donors, with McClendon making his fortune on fracking and screwing landowners out of royalties as they sit above the toxic sludge, then spending the proceeds on climate-change denialism and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign.


Meanwhile, Gilbert, like all rich swine, paints himself as a moral and responsible businessman. That his team occupies a taxpayer-funded arena, and he grew rich peddling reverse mortgages and allegedly misleading loan offers makes him a perfect oligarch stereotype. It gets worse when you note that, in the spirit of free-market competition, he waged the most expensive electoral campaign in Ohio history to win a casino monopoly that drains the local economy. He verges on cartoonishly evil territory when you also realize that he is one of the largest private landowners in Detroit and last year was pushing for the city's unelected Emergency Manager to default on $3.5 billion in unpaid, earned employee pensions.


Jimmy, a man so lonely that he has to travel all the way to Tennessee to see family (his brother is the governor) or Washington, D.C. to see a friend (his college roommate is a senator), recently got in trouble with the law, and he probably got by with a little help from them. In response to a systemic company policy to defraud customers on gas rebates, Jimmy's Pilot Flying J truck stop corporation paid $92 million in penalties and over $56 million in restitution for customers. Jimmy evidently ruled the company with the iron-colander mind of a true leader, claiming he didn't know what was going on. Thankfully, he avoided jail time!


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http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/lists/the-15-worst-owners-in-sports-20141125/the-devos-family-orlando-magic-20141124

Something about this list suggests to me most of these men have antisocial personality disorder, i.e they're psychopaths.

Some of my favourites

There's really nothing else you need to say about a group of rutting slop-pigs like this. But, in a pinch, you could add a couple things. One, Bennett and McClendon benefited from $120 million in corporate welfare from Oklahoma City to improve the arena and build a practice facility. Two, both Bennett and McClendon are heavy Republican donors, with McClendon making his fortune on fracking and screwing landowners out of royalties as they sit above the toxic sludge, then spending the proceeds on climate-change denialism and the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign.


Meanwhile, Gilbert, like all rich swine, paints himself as a moral and responsible businessman. That his team occupies a taxpayer-funded arena, and he grew rich peddling reverse mortgages and allegedly misleading loan offers makes him a perfect oligarch stereotype. It gets worse when you note that, in the spirit of free-market competition, he waged the most expensive electoral campaign in Ohio history to win a casino monopoly that drains the local economy. He verges on cartoonishly evil territory when you also realize that he is one of the largest private landowners in Detroit and last year was pushing for the city's unelected Emergency Manager to default on $3.5 billion in unpaid, earned employee pensions.


Jimmy, a man so lonely that he has to travel all the way to Tennessee to see family (his brother is the governor) or Washington, D.C. to see a friend (his college roommate is a senator), recently got in trouble with the law, and he probably got by with a little help from them. In response to a systemic company policy to defraud customers on gas rebates, Jimmy's Pilot Flying J truck stop corporation paid $92 million in penalties and over $56 million in restitution for customers. Jimmy evidently ruled the company with the iron-colander mind of a true leader, claiming he didn't know what was going on. Thankfully, he avoided jail time!


Do these rich people not have decent lawyers who could fudge up Rolling Stone magazine?

TBF I didn't read the article so maybe all those people are charged and in prison for these acts otherwise Rolling Stone might be in a bit of trouble


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