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Dick Nicklas
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Earlier today on a CNBC show, Ichan was quite insulting to Mr. Bill Ackman, a fellow guest.

Ichan later tried to apologize and asked Ackman to "be his friend". Ackman firmly refused the offer but what a great time for the line Ichan used against the people of TWA years ago when he was happy with the label "corporate raider" rather than the now-preferred "financer", "If you want a friend...

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thebear
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I heard him say in an interview:

"I don't worry about pilots, I worry about mechanics. Pilots are a dime a dozen."

John

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upsilon
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The genesis of this goes back to 1975 when it was attributed to Harry Truman. Ichan has used it before.

More about it is here: http://www.solomonscandals.com/?p=6303

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Irish
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My "favorite" Icahn story was that he shot his race horse, Meadow Star, because the animal wouldn't take a hay cut.
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dave carr
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Just a little more Icahn stuff. I heard somebody say that Uncle Carl divorced his wife and then leased her back. Something to do with tax advantages. Aaand, Is it really true that there is a likeness of his mother in law painted on the tail of Alaska Airline planes? Now that's bad!!
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thebear
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And one more piece of trivia; Uncle Carl and Bernie Madoff both graduated from Far Rockaway High School. Go figure.
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