Because its Thursday
Because its Thursday
Hours and Hours of fun is my opinion.
If you have ever wondered how many zeros in a row you can find in pi before another number pops up this is for you
have phone seeing if your phone number is listed in pi
today as in 06022009
or last nights mark six 032325364647
Stanley Ho ridicules reports of a decline in his fortune
Macau casino tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun yesterday ridiculed reports that his personal fortune had shrunk, saying his casinos were "printing money" and that even if his gaming company's stock was worth nothing, it would be "trivial in the extreme".
Making fun of suggestions he had lost 90 per cent of his wealth in a year, Mr Ho said kidnappers need no longer consider him a target.
According to the Forbes Asia rich list released last week, Mr Ho dropped from being the fifth richest person in Asia in 2007 to 19th. The magazine estimated that his US$9 billion holdings were worth only US$1 billion now.
"They can write whatever they want," Mr Ho said at a lunch banquet for the Federation of Women yesterday, saying only he knew the true extent of his fortune.
"I suppose I should thank them for this, since now when you ask me to give donations, I don't have to donate so much," he said. "Those who want to kidnap me also don't need to think about it anymore. I have no money."
According to Forbes, Mr Ho's net worth "nosedived 89 per cent ... in part because of an ill-timed public offering [for] his Macau gaming company Sociedade de Jogos de Macau just as investors were fleeing casino stocks".
Mr Ho's HK$3.85 billion initial share sale of SJM Holdings in July was undersubscribed, and its share value quickly plummeted.
Worse was to come in September as market analysts slashed their forecasts for the Macau gaming industry.
But Mr Ho remained bullish about his business yesterday.
"Our casinos are the equivalent of printing money. We are printing every day, how could we be getting poor?" he said.
"My personal wealth is so big, I only took a tiny bit out for the listing [of SJM)," he said, showing reporters his little finger to express how small a portion of his wealth that amounted to.
"Even if I lost it all, then so what?" he said, adding his wealth was mostly held in Macau, Portugal and other countries.
"Let's not talk about [the share value of] HK$3 dropping to HK$1.50. Even if it dropped to 10 cents, it's no problem," he said.
"Trivial in the extreme."
And as if to prove his point, he paid for the lunch banquet yesterday for 1,400 people, involving 120 tables of food, in a hall hired from the International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kowloon Bay.
He also promised to pay for next year's lunch banquet, while his second wife, Lucina Ho Laam King-ying donated HK$1 million to the federation.
Ol Stan showing his disdain
Hope that this fits the topic of the thread.....
Here is a link that is interesting to watch.
China Space Walk - fake?
Everyone would have already previously heard that one news agency in China released a transcript from the astronauts before they had even left the ground (it was admitted by the government that it was an "error"), but I hadn't seen this before.
Not saying it is real or fake, but it kind of interesting to watch (well, I thought so)
Last edited by Crocodile; 09-02-2009 at 10:18 PM.
Anyone walk by this bubble bather?
If so did you take any pictures of the frenzied crowd?
kindly post them here
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