Monday, June 27, 2011
Paul Allen, You Suck. (This Is Why I Hate People)
I try to be so positive and almost never post any entries in this category. But then I go read The Chive and they've got a bunch of photos of Paul Allen's yacht, and it looks like that picture off to the right, here.
And they say it cost $160,000,000.
One hundred and sixty million dollars, for a boat.
But not just any boat. A boat with a swimming pool in it:
Because where are you going to swim... on a boat?
Just... God Damn. I don't even know what to say. There are 300 million people in America, more or less. The median household income in the U.S. is $50,000; half the people in the U.S. make less than $50,000 per year.
Paul Allen could take his stupid yacht and the stupid $160,000,000 he spent on it, and give $25,000 to 6,400 families, thereby increasing their annual income by 50%. And it wouldn't have to stop there. According to reports, Allen spends $384,000 a week on upkeep and paying his crew.
Just... God Damn.
So every week, Paul Allen could give $50,000 to a family; 52 families a year could double their income, and it wouldn't even hurt Paul Allen's bottom line.
I don't know how you sleep at night, knowing that you're hoarding resources while people are starving and unable to pay their medical bills and otherwise having horrible horrible troubles. I don't know how you keep all that money selfishly to yourself. I suppose to salve your conscience, you have to be rocked to sleep by the gentle motion of the waves under your hateful $160,000,000 yacht.
There's not much I can do about this, but there's something: Paul Allen is a part owner of the Seahawks, and I'll never root for them again, no matter what. I will actively root against them.