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Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation
The Times ^ | 5/24/2009 | John Harlow

Posted on 05/24/2009 6:38:56 AM PDT by markomalley

SOME of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s 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 America’s 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 don’t want to be seen as a global cabal,” he said.

(snip)

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: billionaires; bloomberg; buffett; catholic; gates; moralabsolutes; oprah; population; populationcontrol; prolife; rockefeller; soros; tedturner
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1 posted on 05/24/2009 6:38:56 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Death Eaters.


2 posted on 05/24/2009 6:40:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (The eviscerations will continue until morale improves.)
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To: wagglebee; DirtyHarryY2K; little jeremiah; cpforlife.org; Coleus; NYer; Salvation; narses; ...

ping


3 posted on 05/24/2009 6:40:15 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: markomalley

“Go forth, be fruitful, and multiply”

Sorry Gates/Buffett, I answer to a HIGHER authority


4 posted on 05/24/2009 6:41:13 AM PDT by prismsinc (A.K.A. "The Terminator"!)
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To: markomalley
" . . . have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health . . ."

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??

5 posted on 05/24/2009 6:44:41 AM PDT by spald
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To: markomalley
Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s 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. Shouldn't that be the Evil Club and who appointed them to this task anyway?
6 posted on 05/24/2009 6:45:08 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: markomalley

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.


7 posted on 05/24/2009 6:45:47 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: markomalley

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).


8 posted on 05/24/2009 6:46:03 AM PDT by webschooner
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To: markomalley

A perfect example of the rich helping the poor by killing them.


9 posted on 05/24/2009 6:46:56 AM PDT by Tribune7 (Better to convert enemies to allies than to destroy them)
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To: markomalley; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
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Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of interest.

Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment

Obama: “If they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.”

10 posted on 05/24/2009 6:46:57 AM PDT by narses (http://www.theobamadisaster.com/)
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To: Vigilanteman
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.

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.

11 posted on 05/24/2009 6:48:21 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: markomalley

Someone has found a way to superglue fools to their money.


12 posted on 05/24/2009 6:50:53 AM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: markomalley

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.


13 posted on 05/24/2009 6:52:44 AM PDT by Batrachian
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To: markomalley

“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


14 posted on 05/24/2009 6:53:21 AM PDT by RoadTest (For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus - I Tim 2:5)
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To: markomalley

Just help Governments analyze each person’s 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.


15 posted on 05/24/2009 6:56:36 AM PDT by calico_thompson
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To: kalee

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.


16 posted on 05/24/2009 6:57:11 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: markomalley

Those who fund technocrats and social engineers at work. Not Good.


17 posted on 05/24/2009 6:59:20 AM PDT by Poe White Trash
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To: markomalley

Thanks for the ping!


18 posted on 05/24/2009 6:59:56 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: markomalley

MUSLIM BIRTH RATES DOWN ACROSS EUROPE

Gosh, these billionaires work fast.


19 posted on 05/24/2009 7:01:04 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: calico_thompson

That’s right!

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


20 posted on 05/24/2009 7:04:28 AM PDT by Poe White Trash
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To: markomalley

All those grungy little people are making life less than ideal for life at the top.


21 posted on 05/24/2009 7:07:11 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: markomalley
As third world countries have got more resources, their poverty level has remained largely constant, as they increase their number. There is a level of poverty that they are comfortable with, as a society. Giving aid has only caused poverty to be distributed between more people.

100 years ago, Europeans were 1/3th of all people on Earth. Now we are told we an insignificant minority of only 1/7th, but we ourselves have caused this, since our fertility has remained approximately stable while the rest of the world has skyrocketed on our dime.

The pill has become a societal suicide pill.

22 posted on 05/24/2009 7:09:42 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: markomalley

If they’re so worried about it, let them cull their own families.


23 posted on 05/24/2009 7:10:44 AM PDT by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: markomalley

The only “overpopulation” which should be controlled is of liberals. Thankfully so many of them turn gay or have abortions that their poisonous ideas die with them.


24 posted on 05/24/2009 7:12:19 AM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: spald
If one improves the health of a population, does not one also fundamentally alter the probability that population will increase?

Actually, statistics show that wealthy peoples (as measured by per capita GNP) tend also to have the lowest fertility rates.

And wealth strongly correlates with health (as measured by any number of parameters, such as health spending, life expectancy, etc.) - think "typical Nigerian" vs. "typical Scandinavian" or "typical Japanese."

Thus, these billionaires are on the right track: Raise the overall prosperity and health of a society, and you will likely also reduce its fertility.

Regards,

25 posted on 05/24/2009 7:14:57 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: markomalley

Their solution. More funding for Planned Parenthood


26 posted on 05/24/2009 7:21:33 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: markomalley
SOME of America’s leading billionaires -- Bill Gates, David Rockefeller Jr, Warren Buffett, George Soros & Michael Bloomberg -- have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education.

It's simple brainiacs.

  1. Give ME all your money.
  2. Then kill yourselves and everyone in your family, including 4th cousins twice removed.
  3. Then I'll handle caring for Health and Education.
So FReepmail me Gates and I'll give you my Bank's Routing Number for the electronic transfer.

ps: I want a Cashiers Check from Bloomberg, I don't trust him. So I'll give you a street address for that.

pps: When did Soros become an 'Amercian'?

27 posted on 05/24/2009 7:23:04 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: spald

They are talking out of both sides of their forked tongues.

The health improvements are only for the elites and for their preferred slaves and serfs.

The rest of the masses of ‘useless eaters’ (their term) get unroyally flushed through a variety of literally diabolical means.

The swine flu thing is likely just a trial run to test the ‘winds’ and ‘reactions.’

Scripture even is rather clear that 1/3 to 2/3rds of the world’s population alive at the beginning of Tribulation will be dead by the end of it.

The oligarchy’s goal is to decrease the population forcably down to 200 million world wide. That would have been less than the USA’s population in 1974.


28 posted on 05/24/2009 7:23:13 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: markomalley

I wonder if they were polishing their death dealing scripts?


29 posted on 05/24/2009 7:24:57 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: webschooner

INDEED.


30 posted on 05/24/2009 7:25:38 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: spald

Studies have shown that when a woman loses one child, she has 1.5 kids to replace them - causing child mortality to be more than compensated for.
And when parents are almost certain their children will grow up, they have fewer of them. If you have 99% grow up, you’re willing to have just 1 or 2. If only 50% grow up, no one intentionally has just 1 or 2 if they want kids to grow up.


31 posted on 05/24/2009 7:26:43 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: Tribune7

INDEED.

They’ve reportedly been convinced by the fallen angels/ nephilium leading the rush to an overt global government

that reducing the world’s population ASAP to 200 million is the only way for humanity and the planet to survive.


32 posted on 05/24/2009 7:26:44 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: RoadTest

INDEED.


33 posted on 05/24/2009 7:27:20 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: calico_thompson

Like the developmentally deficient older two in Wisconsin who caught pneumonia . . . and were refused treatment recently . . .

Hideous.


34 posted on 05/24/2009 7:28:12 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: 9YearLurker

Until they come for you?

Given being a FREEPER and all . . .


35 posted on 05/24/2009 7:29:14 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Vigilanteman

Agreed. If they want an impact, go to Afghanistan and Yemen and Saudi Arabia, where women are STILL having 6-8 kids each.


36 posted on 05/24/2009 7:29:14 AM PDT by tbw2 (Freeper sci-fi - "Humanity's Edge" - on amazon.com)
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To: 9YearLurker

What’s the statistic . . . Texas alone could provide every human alive with a decent plot of land.

Yeah, there are serious problems . . . most of them caused by the very oligarchy eager to take a meat axe to disasters they helped create on their way to megagreed.


37 posted on 05/24/2009 7:30:18 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Poe White Trash

Reportedly the oligarchy plans to empower policemen to be judge, jury, executioner instantly—anyone caught breaking any law is to be shot dead on the spot.

A great behavior mod strategy . . . for serfs and slaves . . . and non-conformists . . .


38 posted on 05/24/2009 7:31:57 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: markomalley

Perhaps they were holding a seance with Margaret Sanger on how to abort more people.

Speaking of abortion, I did some figuring yesterday. Since the 19th century, I am estimating that there have been over 1 BILLION abortions worldwide. That is 1/6th of the world population.

I guess that is something that these people in this “Good Club” can be happy about. To me, it sounds more like something you would read in Revelation.


39 posted on 05/24/2009 7:32:06 AM PDT by TMA62 (TMA62)
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To: prismsinc
“Go forth, be fruitful, and multiply”

"At the time this injunction was written, multiplication was not understood as a mathematical operation. Only addition and subtraction were possible."

So it is very doubtful that it means what you think it does.

40 posted on 05/24/2009 7:32:11 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Condor51

When did Soros become a human?


41 posted on 05/24/2009 7:33:32 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: markomalley

Sounds like some of these people.

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/EntityDisplay.php?Entity=ClintonGlobIni

or

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/EntityDisplay.php?Entity=RockFound


42 posted on 05/24/2009 7:33:53 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: TMA62

INDEED.


43 posted on 05/24/2009 7:34:38 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: markomalley

obama care will solve the population problem, if there is one, in the United States. He will tale care of the young,the middle aged, and the old.

It will be by a aborino for the young. The middle will be though starvation when he destroys the farms and rations food, the old will be taken care of by denying medical attention.

This includes the fools and idiots that were stupid enough to vote for him.

The seeds they sown back on November 4, 2008 will be harvested.


44 posted on 05/24/2009 7:35:17 AM PDT by sport
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To: markomalley

Or this:

http://www.modernhistoryproject.org/mhp/EntityDisplay.php?Entity=CarnegieCorp&Start=2001


45 posted on 05/24/2009 7:35:35 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: Quix

Yeah, 1/40th of an acre of land in Texas will solve everything for everyone.


46 posted on 05/24/2009 7:37:24 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: markomalley
‘Good Club’? More like the ‘Pretentious Self-Righteous Hypocrite Club’.
47 posted on 05/24/2009 7:38:25 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: 9YearLurker

Of course a plot even a normal lot size would not solve anything for a list of reasons.

I didn’t recall it was 1/40th.

There is still a valid point that given certain adjustments, the world could easily sustain several times the current population with everyone having plenty to eat and other modern benefits.


48 posted on 05/24/2009 7:43:34 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: sport

YUP.


49 posted on 05/24/2009 7:44:18 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: markomalley

50 posted on 05/24/2009 7:46:44 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (There are people in power with a passion for evil.)
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