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Google’s 3 Top Executives Have 8 Private Jets
Tech Crunch ^ | 2011-12-12 | Jon Orlin

Posted on 12/12/2011 7:05:44 AM PST by Jeff Chandler

A surprising piece of news was buried in an article this week. Friday, The Mercury News reported the three top executives at Google, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt, are offering to pay $33 million to finish the restoration of the historic airship hangar at Moffett Field. The giant structure, built in the 1930s and called Hangar One, sits a few miles from the Googleplex and it’s well known the Google executives have special permission from NASA to park their jets at Moffett.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aviation; ceo; corporateamerica; google

1 posted on 12/12/2011 7:05:46 AM PST by Jeff Chandler
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good for them.


2 posted on 12/12/2011 7:07:27 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Jeff Chandler
Oh so that is where all the Chrysler, GM and Ford Jets went, did they hire all the people they let go supporting them too?

sarcasm off....

3 posted on 12/12/2011 7:08:38 AM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Jeff Chandler

Do a search on google for “do as I say not as I do” and up comes google.


4 posted on 12/12/2011 7:12:01 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jeff Chandler

And a cumulative IQ equal to that of a sea cucumber.


5 posted on 12/12/2011 7:13:26 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jeff Chandler

Those one-percenters! I’ll bet if the opportunity arose they’d make a $10,000 bet!


6 posted on 12/12/2011 7:14:59 AM PST by From The Deer Stand
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To: mnehring

“Good for them.”

####

Indeed.

But having said that, their remuneration including the perks worthy of a sultan are certainly an issue between them, and their stockholders.

As a shareholder, I always vote against any measures affording executives ridiculous benefits and compensation.

Executive talent is one thing, but living off my dime, in over-the-top decadence, is quite another.


7 posted on 12/12/2011 7:14:59 AM PST by EyeGuy (tORAL)
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To: Jeff Chandler

It’s OK, though, because they support communist advancement by donating to the “right” people and organizations.

They’re already on the “nomenklatura” list.


8 posted on 12/12/2011 7:16:02 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Don’t tell Obama’s Occupy thugs because they might try to do an Occupy Google op.


9 posted on 12/12/2011 7:16:12 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Google is untouchable (for now) in politics.


10 posted on 12/12/2011 7:19:00 AM PST by PGR88
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To: EyeGuy

When they tell others how they should live, and give money to politicians to force us to live how they think we should live, then their personal and corporate lifestyle becomes a subject of public interest - and derision.


11 posted on 12/12/2011 7:19:35 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: Jeff Chandler
Someone alert Hussein! Time for Class Warfare, Version 3.4!...oh, wait, they support Hussein....


12 posted on 12/12/2011 7:25:36 AM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Jeff Chandler

“Eight private jets a flying
Seven yachts a cruising....”


13 posted on 12/12/2011 7:29:10 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: EyeGuy

Most of the Google guy’s compensation is tied to performance through stocks.

I may not like their politics, but they are earning their money by creating a service the public is freely choosing in mass. If ‘living like a sultan’ is the choice they make off the reward of that, good for them.


14 posted on 12/12/2011 7:29:29 AM PST by mnehring
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To: Jeff Chandler

OCCUPY GOOGLE!/s


15 posted on 12/12/2011 7:31:36 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Jeff Chandler

OCCUPY GOOGLE!/s


16 posted on 12/12/2011 7:31:50 AM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Obama’s people.


17 posted on 12/12/2011 7:44:12 AM PST by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: mnehring

The defense of the lavish compensation of top execs being used to whip up class resentment in this country is essentially based on the notion that this level of compensation is needed to attract the talent necessary to make the big decisions correctly.

In which case it shouldn’t be difficult to show that the higher the execs’ compensation the more successful the company. Yet I’ve never seen or heard of such a study.

Interesting factoid. In the US armed forces, the ratio of compensation between an entry level guy and the very top salary of a four-star is about 13:1. As opposed to ratios in the hundreds found at many large companies.

Which pretty much blows a hole in the notion that massive compensation packages are essential to attract and retain good decision makers.

Now obviously the military is unique. While I don’t want government to get involved in deciding how much individuals are worth on the free market, I think the question is entirely appropriate for discussion.

Just ran across an interesting article on the issue.

http://www.payscale.com/about.asp?pg=news&sub=blog&item=29


18 posted on 12/12/2011 7:44:37 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Jeff Chandler

Good. That means they are employing people. Pilots, ground and maintenance crews, fuel handlers etc....


19 posted on 12/12/2011 7:51:42 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

“oh, wait, they support Hussein....”

...which is why I USE THEM.....instead of the other way around.

http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/scraper.htm

;-)


20 posted on 12/12/2011 7:57:14 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: Jeff Chandler

IIRC these guys collect old military jets.


21 posted on 12/12/2011 8:11:28 AM PST by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: Jeff Chandler

For those who don’t know, Intel has a fleet of 4 jets which fly between its west coast sites. The planes are available to all employees who are traveling on Intel related business.


22 posted on 12/12/2011 8:19:33 AM PST by Zathras
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I keep using Dogpile so they have to sell one of those jets to the Dogpile guys....


23 posted on 12/12/2011 8:48:11 AM PST by b4its2late (Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not sure about the former.)
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To: Jeff Chandler
Whatever they're drinking - send a case of it to all the other CEO's.

These men earned it - let them spend their money like they want...

If someone wants to resent people for their money - trust fund babies come to mind ..

24 posted on 12/12/2011 8:56:53 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: Jeff Chandler
They'd better be careful. The Mythbusters have used the hangar in the past, and they had a bit of trouble with an experiment last week.
25 posted on 12/12/2011 9:08:55 AM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: taildragger

“Oh so that is where all the Chrysler, GM and Ford Jets went”

Google overwhelmingly supports Democrats, so it’s OK...


26 posted on 12/12/2011 9:09:36 AM PST by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Google executives have **special** permission from **NASA** to park their jets at Moffett.
Wonder what google traded for the deal????????.
Smells like an Obama deal.


27 posted on 12/12/2011 9:21:55 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Vaduz

“Google executives have **special** permission from **NASA** to park their jets at Moffett.
Wonder what google traded for the deal????????.
Smells like an Obama deal.”

Google execs offer $33m to save Nasa’s Hangar One... as long as the three of them can stash their EIGHT private jets there

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2072779/Google-executives-offer-pay-33M-save-decrepit-Hangar-One.html#ixzz1gLNTqkni


28 posted on 12/12/2011 10:00:21 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

I still smell fish.


29 posted on 12/12/2011 10:27:27 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Jeff Chandler

Did anyone tell Alec Balwin abt this - he’ll need to piggyback a ride on their jets, once he’s banned from commercial air.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 7:40:23 PM PST by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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