Family, Friends, Love, Marriage Comments Epador Jan 02 2018 at 12:03 am You don’t have to be a billionaire to understand and appreciate this scenario- but only twice, that’s child’s play. cmblake6 Jan 02 2018 at 12:14 am This new “most interesting man” is nothing like the original. I enjoy the odd Dos Equis, but their new representative is nowhere near as good. Bill Jan 03 2018 at 9:58 pm He’s the kind of guy that wears a man bun, like the dipshits on the Chevy commercials. Doesn’t make me want to consume their product. John T. Block Jan 02 2018 at 1:16 am Like a cat, the Don always seems to land on his feet…. Lon Mead Jan 02 2018 at 1:35 am “That’s NOT funny!” I thought it was pretty funny. JackDeth 72 Jan 02 2018 at 1:39 am Memo to Luciano: Time to invest billions into “The Next Big Thing”…. Zed & Sam’s “Double D” Rib Shacks! Travis needs the work. JTC Jan 02 2018 at 1:45 am If I recall correctly, on a visit to the Double Down zillionaire Don P deigned to offer mere billionaire candidate Don T some advice. I said then that he should concentrate on his own geopolitics and his own portfolio. Judging by the carnage in Argentina and on his balance sheet, I was right. Glad Trump kept his own counsel. Deplorable B Woodman Jan 02 2018 at 6:51 am Villa #11……Maybe Don P should sell one or two of the other ten villas for some investment and pocket money. Norm Jan 02 2018 at 10:51 am I’d guess that Villa #11 is a street address rather than a house count. NotYetInACamp Jan 02 2018 at 7:45 am I salute Don Portago. On a lesser scale I have created more ideas that were on the way there that were destroyed or stolen by family, billionaires, or the experts in theft that exist in the world to ensure that only certain people win if they can help it. The bad guys win so often because they have no morals, scruples, hesitation or good intentions no matter the posture they sdopt. Machiavelli actually was giving advice to the good guys of the world as to how to handle the bad ones. I should have taken it more to heart and mind. i think that DJT must have understood Machiavelli’s book. Delilah T. Jan 02 2018 at 8:38 am Perhaps he’ll lose no cash before it’s time? Happy New Year, everyone. Make it a good one. WayneM Jan 02 2018 at 11:25 am One of those funny little “facts” that leftists like to ignore is that hated 1% at the top is a dynamic and volatile group. People move up and down constantly as life does not guarantee anyone success. Yes, there’s a few who are firmly entrenched but life does guarantee an eventual permanent exit to the ultimate equalizer (the grave). Happy New Year, everyone. I thought Texas was supposed to have warmer temperatures than freezing. My quest for the Double D Ranch continues… JTC Jan 02 2018 at 12:18 pm WayneM, good point. There is no “The 1%” at the top any more than there is at the bottom. The correlation is as I’ve said for years, statistical groups are in flux, individuals joining and leaving their respective statistic depending largely if not entirely by their own volition or lack thereof. Don P will make another comeback. In his case I suspect that his geopolitical and monetary activities that I referenced above are actually quite related and redundant. Lots of opportunity for (upper and lower) 1% volition down there. JTC Jan 02 2018 at 12:23 pm i.e., there are no fixed demographics of “the rich”, and “the poor”. But the designators that grind me the most is “the hungry” and “the homeless”. If you’re either of those in the USA it is absolutely a conscious or sub-conscious choice. John Trauger Jan 02 2018 at 2:02 pm The loss of don Portago’s money could mean a couple other things. Portago has kept government away. While Trump is in control at the top, the Deep State still hates them. Without Portago’s influence, the ranch could be a target once more. Especially if they’re opening up a new business, which once again brings them to the attention of regulators. Pamela Jan 02 2018 at 2:13 pm Made and lost billions, and still has money stashed away. At least this didn’t happen. Yet. https://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=284863 JTC Jan 02 2018 at 11:26 pm “That’s not funny!” No sense of humor. Like okaasan like ojousan I guess.