Skip to comments.Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation
Posted on 05/24/2009 6:38:56 AM PDT by markomalley
SOME of Americas leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the worlds population and speed up improvements in health and education.
The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.
Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of Americas wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey.
These members, along with Gates, have given away more than £45 billion since 1996 to causes ranging from health programmes in developing countries to ghetto schools nearer to home.
They gathered at the home of Sir Paul Nurse, a British Nobel prize biochemist and president of the private Rockefeller University, in Manhattan on May 5. The informal afternoon session was so discreet that some of the billionaires aides were told they were at security briefings.
Stacy Palmer, editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy, said the summit was unprecedented. We only learnt about it afterwards, by accident. Normally these people are happy to talk good causes, but this is different maybe because they dont want to be seen as a global cabal, he said.
Why all the secrecy? They wanted to speak rich to rich without worrying anything they said would end up in the newspapers, painting them as an alternative world government, he said.
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“Go forth, be fruitful, and multiply”
Sorry Gates/Buffett, I answer to a HIGHER authority
If one improves the health of a population, does not one also fundamentally alter the probability that population will increase?
How'd these guys make all this money??
I’d suggest they take their message to the Islamofacist world which is popping out babies at a faster rate than anywhere else in the world.
Those who profited greatly from the American Capitalist system (good for them), now seem to think they are smarter than everyone else (no you aren’t), and have all the answers (hell no you don’t).
A perfect example of the rich helping the poor by killing them.
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
Do you remember that one woman who said it didn't matter how many of her sons the US killed because she had more at home, unlike American families.
Someone has found a way to superglue fools to their money.
As conservatives, we have a natural and well-founded distrust of those who seek to control us for our own good, whatever level of wealth they possess, and whatever their stated reasons are.
“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. “
Gospel of John, 10:10
Just help Governments analyze each persons genome and if found defective in any way, declare that person a fetus. Problem solved. Also, people over 50 are on their way out, so to speak, why not give them a gentle shove.
Nobody appointed them to this task, but they’re going to get involved anyway. And I’m kind of glad to see them start to face the population issue again.
The calculus of an ever-growing world population that is entitled to be given equal share of whatever lifestyle the developed world achieves is—as hard as it is for Freepers to read—unsustainable. It is a political, economic and ecologic disaster.
Thinking such hard thoughts, instead of simply rushing in to impoverished areas with forms of aid that merely lead to more impoverished people in perpetual need, has been verboten for 20+ years. David Packard of HP fame, as pragmatic an engineer that ever lived, and he’s the last entrepreneurial titan I can recall to have addressed the dynamic.
I’m okay with their taking a look at this.
Those who fund technocrats and social engineers at work. Not Good.
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Gosh, these billionaires work fast.
And as Niven has shown, people who have 5 or 6 traffic violations deserve the death penalty. They’ve proven they’re a menace to public safety. Yeah, let’s put them to death and harvest their organs. A two-for! /sarc