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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Billionaire pays to aid MLAs' skills Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-30842387

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The Northern Ireland Assembly has been given £600,000 by a US billionaire philanthropist to help MLAs improve their political skills.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He has also donated similar amounts to other causes in Northern Ireland in the past (Universities, for example).

He's an interesting character. Got started as a wartime opportunist GI (the enlisted guy that wheels and deals stuff to make a buck, knows how to get stuff, etc.) during the Korean War. That led to Duty-Free Shopping (which became an empire), which led to other things. He's something of a character:
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