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The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« on: September 12, 2017, 10:47:30 pm »

Who are these people?   Most of the execs I know,  and I know a lot of them,  are not even from Arkansas let alone make enough money for a buy out.   Doug possibly,  but I doubt he is forking over millions of his own.   

My point is that the WMT execs flying to the rescue is not an option here.   Walton family money possibly,  but not sure how big of football fans they even are.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2017, 10:59:22 pm »

Any chance of getting more Walton money for athletics died when Bud...died.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2017, 11:03:13 pm »

Non alumni might not care but.....

http://news.uark.edu/articles/39335/visionary-gift-creates-school-of-art-transforms-access-to-art-in-arkansas

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The University of Arkansas is pleased to announce an unprecedented gift from the Walton Family Charitable Support Foundation to establish the School of Art.

The foundation has made a $120 million gift, which is the largest ever given to a U.S. university to support or establish a school of art. This gift creates the first and only accredited, collegiate school of art in the state of Arkansas, and will propel art education and research in the state forward while also providing unparalleled access and opportunity to students.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2017, 11:11:23 pm »

Waltons have a lot of money.

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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2017, 11:14:54 pm »

Non alumni might not care but.....

http://news.uark.edu/articles/39335/visionary-gift-creates-school-of-art-transforms-access-to-art-in-arkansas

I get that,  but that's the family giving to the arts/education.   I don't think they care about the football program.   The family is incredibly philanthropic,  but it's to culture/improvement of society. 
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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 11:31:40 pm »

I get that,  but that's the family giving to the arts/education.   I don't think they care about the football program.   The family is incredibly philanthropic,  but it's to culture/improvement of society.

Which is awesome.  I'm appreciative that they give any money to my alma mater.  In regards to athletics, they've given more then their share.  Just look at Bud Walton.

The sad truth is that if they give $1 to the Razorback Foundation then give more than the majority of hogville.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2017, 01:15:02 am »

What idiot would put up the money to bail out Long while he is still in position to hire the replacement?
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2017, 08:35:41 am »

Good point on bailing out long
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2017, 08:43:10 am »

What idiot would put up the money to bail out Long while he is still in position to hire the replacement?

Well, this is the conundrum, isn't it.?
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2017, 08:43:13 am »

Walmart (related people) doesn't donate money to the school for athletic purposes, there are many other rich idiots that can donate plenty of money for that.  Walmart typically donates money for the arts & education.. or for projects that help the well being of people in the area.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2017, 08:44:44 am »

Which is awesome.  I'm appreciative that they give any money to my alma mater.  In regards to athletics, they've given more then their share.  Just look at Bud Walton.

The sad truth is that if they give $1 to the Razorback Foundation then give more than the majority of hogville.

You have to read between the lines though, what is Bud Walton used for every year?  Yes, the Walmart share holder meeting.. so they basically got a stadium built for their shareholder meeting but only had to pay half of it while they got the school/state to pay for the other half.  That's Walmart being clever.  :)
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2017, 08:53:53 am »

Who are these people?   Most of the execs I know,  and I know a lot of them,  are not even from Arkansas let alone make enough money for a buy out.   Doug possibly,  but I doubt he is forking over millions of his own.   

My point is that the WMT execs flying to the rescue is not an option here.   Walton family money possibly,  but not sure how big of football fans they even are.

I think the people who constantly refer to them hearken back to the day when it was a Walton family enterprise.  Those days are long gone and the folks who run Walmart are about as much Hog fans as Bill Gates and the rotting corpse of Steve Jobs.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #12 on: September 13, 2017, 10:16:21 am »

None of these folks are going to hand the U of A millions to bail Jeff Long out.  I'm amazed at how many people think someone will come along and do that.  If and when we buy out CBB it will be university money in some form or fashion.  Long made his bed and folks with money aren't going to give him money because he made a bad business decision a few years ago. 

People who think Jerry Jones or any of these big donors are going to get as mad as you are about our losing ways and write a big check are delusional.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #13 on: September 13, 2017, 10:19:40 am »

I think the people who constantly refer to them hearken back to the day when it was a Walton family enterprise.  Those days are long gone and the folks who run Walmart are about as much Hog fans as Bill Gates and the rotting corpse of Steve Jobs.

You seem to be into rotting corpses these days, Jimmy?
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 10:51:42 am »

Well, this is the conundrum, isn't it.?
Give Terry Don a 2 year gig and he'd hire Venables and that would give us 2 years to find an AD that "fits" , and be then we'll know if we got the right up-n-comer or not.

No buyouts.
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« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2017, 10:56:24 am »

All I know is they are pumping an incredible amount of money into Bentonville area. Arts and entertainment Capitol of Arkansas now. Other than the traffic, it's a pretty cool city and is only going to grow culturally.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2017, 10:57:23 am »

Walmart (related people) doesn't donate money to the school for athletic purposes, there are many other rich idiots that can donate plenty of money for that.  Walmart typically donates money for the arts & education.. or for projects that help the well being of people in the area.

I wish they could work something out with the state and improve the k-12 education in the state of arkansas.  that would do as much as anything to leave a lasting legacy
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2017, 10:59:32 am »

Give Terry Don a 2 year gig and he'd hire Venables and that would give us 2 years to find an AD that "fits" , and be then we'll know if we got the right up-n-comer or not.

No buyouts.

that would be awesome.  he was destined to be JFB replacement until he pulled a 'bill clinton'

another missed opportunity in razorback sports.
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2017, 11:28:58 am »

I'm a former Walmart employee of 17 1/2 years.  This past year I helped to set up the Walmart Winter Meetings in Denver and got to meet several of these execs including Doug (CEO).  Talked a little about Walmart and I interjected that I was a Razorback fan and just wondered how he felt about the HOGS (in general).  He seemed very disinterested in the University and excused himself from the conversation.  The people who were with me and huge Razorback fans also (2 from Arkansas), just looked at each other.  One guy said.....that was kind of rude.   My overall thoughts on Walmart execs is that they really could care less about the University unless its to Walmarts benefit.   Could be wrong on this of course but its what I've seen in other states other than Arkansas. 
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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2017, 11:34:10 am »

I'm a former Walmart employee of 17 1/2 years.  This past year I helped to set up the Walmart Winter Meetings in Denver and got to meet several of these execs including Doug (CEO).  Talked a little about Walmart and I interjected that I was a Razorback fan and just wondered how he felt about the HOGS (in general).  He seemed very disinterested in the University and excused himself from the conversation.  The people who were with me and huge Razorback fans also (2 from Arkansas), just looked at each other.  One guy said.....that was kind of rude.   My overall thoughts on Walmart execs is that they really could care less about the University unless its to Walmarts benefit.   Could be wrong on this of course but its what I've seen in other states other than Arkansas.

Bingo.  Kinda what I thought.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2017, 02:42:24 pm »

I'm a former Walmart employee of 17 1/2 years.  This past year I helped to set up the Walmart Winter Meetings in Denver and got to meet several of these execs including Doug (CEO).  Talked a little about Walmart and I interjected that I was a Razorback fan and just wondered how he felt about the HOGS (in general).  He seemed very disinterested in the University and excused himself from the conversation.  The people who were with me and huge Razorback fans also (2 from Arkansas), just looked at each other.  One guy said.....that was kind of rude.   My overall thoughts on Walmart execs is that they really could care less about the University unless its to Walmarts benefit.   Could be wrong on this of course but its what I've seen in other states other than Arkansas.

Yep.  I know a few who are definitely fans,  but not to the point they Are writing even a 100k check.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2017, 02:47:34 pm »

Which is awesome.  I'm appreciative that they give any money to my alma mater.  In regards to athletics, they've given more then their share.  Just look at Bud Walton.

The sad truth is that if they give $1 to the Razorback Foundation then give more than the majority of hogville.

 Boom.!!
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« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2017, 02:50:04 pm »

You have to read between the lines though, what is Bud Walton used for every year?  Yes, the Walmart share holder meeting.. so they basically got a stadium built for their shareholder meeting but only had to pay half of it while they got the school/state to pay for the other half.  That's Walmart being clever.  :)

Good point...and Bud only had to scratch a check for half of about $40 million.  BWA would be about $120-150 million were it built today. 

Were Bud Walton still alive it would be a stretch to imagine him shelling out $15 million to get rid of a coach when he shelled out $19 million to build half of "The Basketball Palace of Mid-America" that will last generations.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2017, 03:29:23 pm »

I'm a former Walmart employee of 17 1/2 years.  This past year I helped to set up the Walmart Winter Meetings in Denver and got to meet several of these execs including Doug (CEO).  Talked a little about Walmart and I interjected that I was a Razorback fan and just wondered how he felt about the HOGS (in general).  He seemed very disinterested in the University and excused himself from the conversation.  The people who were with me and huge Razorback fans also (2 from Arkansas), just looked at each other.  One guy said.....that was kind of rude.   My overall thoughts on Walmart execs is that they really could care less about the University unless its to Walmarts benefit.   Could be wrong on this of course but its what I've seen in other states other than Arkansas. 

Running one of the largest if not the largest corporations in the world with a global footprint and millions of employees puts things in perspective.  If I was CEO of Walmart I wouldn't have time to post on Hogville or chit chat with proles about such mundane matters as college football.
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« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2017, 03:37:14 pm »

Who are these people?   Most of the execs I know,  and I know a lot of them,  are not even from Arkansas let alone make enough money for a buy out.   Doug possibly,  but I doubt he is forking over millions of his own.   

My point is that the WMT execs flying to the rescue is not an option here.   Walton family money possibly,  but not sure how big of football fans they even are.

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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2017, 03:38:32 pm »

I'm a former Walmart employee of 17 1/2 years.  This past year I helped to set up the Walmart Winter Meetings in Denver and got to meet several of these execs including Doug (CEO).  Talked a little about Walmart and I interjected that I was a Razorback fan and just wondered how he felt about the HOGS (in general).  He seemed very disinterested in the University and excused himself from the conversation.  The people who were with me and huge Razorback fans also (2 from Arkansas), just looked at each other.  One guy said.....that was kind of rude.   My overall thoughts on Walmart execs is that they really could care less about the University unless its to Walmarts benefit.   Could be wrong on this of course but its what I've seen in other states other than Arkansas. 

For sure. If we were getting "Walmart" money, it wouldn't come from the corp, it would come from the Walton family, which it won't.
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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2017, 03:39:20 pm »

Running one of the largest if not the largest corporations in the world with a global footprint and millions of employees puts things in perspective.  If I was CEO of Walmart I wouldn't have time to post on Hogville or chit chat with proles about such mundane matters as college football.

Yup agreed. And 15 mil is a ton of money for anyone to drop just to get rid of a coach.
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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2017, 03:51:32 pm »

Read ModestoHOG63's post. I wouldn't expect WalMart to come to our rescue.

Growing up in Bentonville, before the Walton family had a gate on their driveway, WalMart was a place where a lot of "locals" worked their way up the ladder. Over the years, more people from "the outside"—or we can call them Damn Northerners—started moving in. Many of them in high positions. WalMart ain't the same anymore.
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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2017, 03:56:47 pm »

The only thing the Walton's are really interested in is playing politics with public education.
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« Reply #29 on: September 13, 2017, 04:00:50 pm »

My late Father personally knew Sam and Helen.

Based on what my late Father told me, here is what Sam was interested in.

Bird hunting
Sidewalk selling (putting merchandise out on the sidewalk)
Taking care of customers
Taking care of his truck drivers (my Father told me Sam really made sure to take care of his truck drivers)
Flying his plane

Highly doubtful Rob and the rest of the family really care about UofA Athletics. 
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« Reply #30 on: September 13, 2017, 04:49:59 pm »

No, unfortunately Walmart isn't the same.   As a former employee I saw this first hand in the way we were treated by "home office" and our immediate supers.  We worked our butts off for measly pay while our benefits shrank year after year.   
 No, I just mentioned the Razorback thing because all I heard all the time was OKLAHOMA this or TEXAS that for my entire career, got sick of it.   I thought Doug's (CEO) attitude was quite telling and some of the others when I mentioned it in passing.

 And the funny thing about the meetings, we set a super Walmart inside the Denver Civic Center (2nd Floor) to showcase all the new Christmas stuff for last year.  In one of the rooms, a football stadium with goal post was set-up complete with astro turf.  And while the "big show" was going on, Doug was saying how much he loved the sport and a big supporter of the "ARKANSAS HOME TEAM", to the audience in attendance.      Thought that was pretty funny, just lying his ass off in front of everyone.  lmao
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« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2017, 06:47:07 pm »

Well, this is the conundrum, isn't it.?

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« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2017, 06:48:59 pm »

My late Father personally knew Sam and Helen.

Based on what my late Father told me, here is what Sam was interested in.

Bird hunting
Sidewalk selling (putting merchandise out on the sidewalk)
Taking care of customers
Taking care of his truck drivers (my Father told me Sam really made sure to take care of his truck drivers)
Flying his plane

Highly doubtful Rob and the rest of the family really care about UofA Athletics. 

Then ask yourself why Alice Walton was calling the Hogs from the field during a game a few years ago when she was being recognized for her generosity to the school.
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« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2017, 06:52:07 pm »

Well, this is the conundrum, isn't it.?
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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2017, 07:02:14 pm »

Then ask yourself why Alice Walton was calling the Hogs from the field during a game a few years ago when she was being recognized for her generosity to the school.

Read the threads about academics.  The majority of our fanbase don't care about the Walton's generosity to The University of Arkansas.  It probably pisses them off that the Walton Foundation gave $120 million to start an art school.  Education is looked down on in this state.
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« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2017, 07:04:33 pm »

I think the people who constantly refer to them hearken back to the day when it was a Walton family enterprise.  Those days are long gone and the folks who run Walmart are about as much Hog fans as Bill Gates and the rotting corpse of Steve Jobs.

I know Doug McMillion is a Hog fan, but I doubt he's going to do the buyout, lol.
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« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2017, 07:06:28 pm »

I think, maybe the Walton money dried up when Nolan rented out their skybox without asking! just sayin
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« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2017, 07:11:47 pm »

I know Doug McMillion is a Hog fan, but I doubt he's going to do the buyout, lol.

He's an alumnus of The University of Arkansas as well but we better not discuss education...... it will make hogville mad.

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« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2017, 07:14:12 pm »

My cousin is married to a member of the Charlie and Nadine Baum family. Guess where the Baum family money came from............Wal-Mart.
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« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2017, 07:17:17 pm »

I wish they could work something out with the state and improve the k-12 education in the state of arkansas.  that would do as much as anything to leave a lasting legacy
I would settle for them donating to fix our roads. I feel like I am driving the Baja 500 riding down hwy 71 south
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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2017, 07:18:34 pm »

My cousin is married to a member of the Charlie and Nadine Baum family. Guess where the Baum family money came from............Wal-Mart.

Let's not forget about Pat and Willard Walker:

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Charlie Baum and Willard Walker were among Sam Walton’s first store managers and became investors when Wal-Mart Stores went public. The Baum and Walker families, among the many so-called Wal-Mart millionaires in northwest Arkansas, became close to DeBriyn through the years.

http://www.rexnelsonsouthernfried.com/?p=3730

Yep, dem walmartz don't carez bout da Razorbacks.
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Re: The Fabled Walmart Exec boosters I keep hearing about
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2017, 07:33:02 pm »

Let's not forget about Pat and Willard Walker:

http://www.rexnelsonsouthernfried.com/?p=3730

Yep, dem walmartz don't carez bout da Razorbacks.

They've given tons of money to the school. Not only that two of Sam's kids graduated from the UA. The state of Arkansas, The University and countless others should thank the Walton family and the Wal-Mart people for all the've done and continue to do. Of course a company as large and wide spread as Wal-Mart will not have all of their execs love the Hogs or the school. That is true with any large company located close to a school and some of the poles that work there.
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« Reply #42 on: September 13, 2017, 07:34:01 pm »

My cousin is married to a member of the Charlie and Nadine Baum family. Guess where the Baum family money came from............Wal-Mart.

As did the Walker money.
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« Reply #43 on: September 13, 2017, 07:37:59 pm »

I would settle for them donating to fix our roads. I feel like I am driving the Baja 500 riding down hwy 71 south

I drove up 71 last year for one of the games just for nostalgia. It was deserted! I loved driving it without all the traffic like it used to have!
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« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2017, 07:39:25 pm »

As did the Walker money.

As does many more Wal-Mart connections that indeed support the Hogs and the academic mission of the school as well.
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« Reply #45 on: September 13, 2017, 07:40:14 pm »

As did the Walker money.

So if we had to guess - how much money have the Walton Foundation and friends given to the University of Arkansas and the Razorback athletic progam?  Somewhere north of 500 million?

Now compare that to the collective donation amount of hog fans trying to spend other people's money.

Too funny.
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« Reply #46 on: September 13, 2017, 07:45:09 pm »

Read the threads about academics.  The majority of our fanbase don't care about the Walton's generosity to The University of Arkansas.  It probably pisses them off that the Walton Foundation gave $120 million to start an art school.  Education is looked down on in this state.

Education is not looked down on. It is unfortunate that some don't think it's important. That's true in a lot of places. That being said there are always some people complaining about HOW rich people spend their money yet some of the complainers themselves do nothing to try to better themselves. An education is one of the best ways to do so. That doesn't mean you'll get rich but it gives one a better chance statistically of living a more comfortable life.
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« Reply #47 on: September 13, 2017, 07:47:14 pm »

So if we had to guess - how much money have the Walton Foundation and friends given to the University of Arkansas and the Razorback athletic progam?  Somewhere north of 500 million?

Now compare that to the collective donation amount of hog fans trying to spend other people's money.

Too funny.

Easily. $350m to the business school, $120m for the Art Dept, $15m, for BWA, throw in the Walker's and Baum's money, and then all the smaller stuff like the McMillion donation for Retail etc...
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« Reply #48 on: September 13, 2017, 07:49:19 pm »

What idiot would put up the money to bail out Long while he is still in position to hire the replacement?

excellent point sir
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« Reply #49 on: September 13, 2017, 07:49:59 pm »

Easily. $350m to the business school, $120m for the Art Dept, $15m, for BWA, throw in the Walker's and Baum's money, and then all the smaller stuff like the McMillion donation for Retail etc...

And various others that nobody hears about in smaller givings/donations not in the millions.
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