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Bill Gates leaving daily role at Microsoft
CNBC breaking news

Posted on 06/15/2006 1:33:07 PM PDT by HAL9000

CNBC announcing - After July 2008, Bill Gates shall leave his daily role at Microsoft, but will remain as company chairman.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ballmer; billgates; enviousapples; gates; gatesfoundation; lowqualitycrap; msft; msn; ozzie; rayozzie; steveballmer
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To: Live and let live conservative
I don't see anything in your link about physical force or even veiled threats of violence, just tough negotiation.

You sound like a goombah.

"Hey, we never said we'd hurt Mr. Bar Owner if he didn't buy his liquor from Don Legbreaker's Booze Distributor. We just said that if he didn't, he wouldn't be able to get booze from anyone else and he'd go out of business."

Don't bother responding, I have no interest in your type.

Too bad, kneepadder. If you suck up to scumbags expect some people to call you on it.

101 posted on 06/16/2006 12:52:00 PM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Jake The Goose
How about a little respect paid to a man who literally has helped change the world.

How about a great big yawn? And good luck to you too.

102 posted on 06/16/2006 12:54:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: sinkspur
LOL!! Let me guess. You're Stac.

Nope. Just someone who has watched from inside the industry as William H. Gates III has taken his father's money and built the world's largest snake oil business...to the great dismay of those people that have to clean up after his horribly broken software and his ham-handed attempts to control the industry.

103 posted on 06/16/2006 12:55:10 PM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Excellent post :~D

What will you be saying if Bill Gates decides to throw some of his billions to the poor, downtrodden souls at Hamas?

Still won't care about his politics?

How about if decides to invest his billions in helping the Chinese Communist government build a better military command and control structure? Not all that far fetched considering how much he's already given away to the Chinese government.

104 posted on 06/16/2006 12:58:08 PM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: Knitebane

Yes, since we don't really have anything to hate him for, lets hate him for what he might decide to do sometime in the future. He's rich, and successful, and philanthropic, and we detest that in a fellow American, right?

Phoooey.


105 posted on 06/16/2006 1:04:02 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HAL9000

Lotsa Gates bashing on this thread, indeed. And nothing but banalities and cliches from his defenders. "A lucky simpleton", was how Bill Graham referred to Steve Wozniak after he was called to rescue Steve's crumbling attempt at a Woodstock style festival. I wonder if that also applies to Billy Gates.


106 posted on 06/16/2006 1:05:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: HairOfTheDog
He's rich, and successful, and philanthropic, and we detest that in a fellow American, right?

The only thing I detest him for is his contributions to Planned Parenthood.

That's enough, I think.

107 posted on 06/16/2006 1:07:46 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: ShadowAce
You ~can~ hate him for whatever reason you like.

I just think he's a remarkable success story worthy of merit in our history, whether you like him or not, he's a genius and an entrepreneurial marvel.
108 posted on 06/16/2006 1:29:30 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: HairOfTheDog
I just think he's a remarkable success story worthy of merit in our history, whether you like him or not, he's a genius and an entrepreneurial marvel.

I agree--except about the genius part. He's quite good at business and marketing. He grew MS into the giant it is today. But I don't think "genius" quite fits.

109 posted on 06/16/2006 1:39:01 PM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Young Scholar

The B&M Gates foundation scholarship that is set up exclusively for blacks and their advancement. (You'll have to look it up - I don't have time right now.)That's okay.

*What I really admire Gates for are the scholarship funds his foundation set up for the children of killed or wounded members of the U.S. military. What could be more honourable, more patriotic than to do so? The U.S. military is composed of racial, ethnic, socio-economic and two-gender diversity - truly representative of America.

*I could be mistaken...


110 posted on 06/16/2006 6:52:27 PM PDT by purpleland (Elegy 9/11/01 Vigilance and Valor! Socialism is the Opiate of Academia)
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To: HairOfTheDog
Yes, since we don't really have anything to hate him for, lets hate him for what he might decide to do sometime in the future.

Oh, there's plenty of things that are disgusting about Bill Gates. Being a thief and a liar is just the tip of the ice berg.

He's rich, and successful, and philanthropic, and we detest that in a fellow American, right?

So was Alfonse Capone. You need to get over Bill Gates being rich and realize that he's just another leftist scumbag. He's built an empire on theft, chicanery and extortion.

I wan't aware that those qualities are in such high regard among conservatives.

111 posted on 06/18/2006 1:54:20 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: ShadowAce
That's enough, I think.

You can add in his massive contributions to the UN Population Fund. It's bad enough that the UNFPA provides abortions in third world countries. In China they assist the Communist government in enforcing the "one child" policy throught the use of involuntary abortions and forced sterilizations.

112 posted on 06/18/2006 2:04:25 AM PDT by Knitebane (Happily Microsoft free since 1999.)
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To: vox_freedom

> In addition to a "conservative clue" it would help if he "got Christianity."

Something to pray for. What a difference *that* could make to the world. Unfortunately, I believe he's a victim of liberal protestantism. It's amazing how smart a person can be, and yet so stupid.


113 posted on 06/18/2006 9:20:57 PM PDT by old-ager
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To: old-ager
I've heard that his wife, Melinda Gates, attends a "new church" Catholic parish. I wonder if Bill would ever attend a traditionalist Latin Mass.
Millennial liturgy, incense, Latin, contemplation, sense of the sacred... Ah, "the most beautiful thing, this side of heaven." -- Fr. Frederick Faber (RIP) 1814-1863
114 posted on 06/18/2006 9:34:52 PM PDT by vox_freedom (Fear no evils)
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To: TChris

The probability of Bill Gates being the antichrist just skyrocketed. :)


115 posted on 06/22/2006 4:41:35 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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To: Jake The Goose

Sorry, but Gates' "god" is probably the almighty dollar.


116 posted on 06/22/2006 4:43:40 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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To: Fish_Keeper

At this point, the chances of Jobs coming to his senses and releasing Mac OS X for non-Apple PCs are about the same as Linspire becoming the most popular OS of all time...somewhere between nil and nada.


117 posted on 06/22/2006 4:50:15 PM PDT by bigdcaldavis (Xandros : In a world without fences, who needs Gates?)
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