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  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation

    05/18/2010 4:15:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies · 1,099+ views
    Times ^ | 24 May 2009 | John Harlow
    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...
  • Bill Gates chucks cash at climate cooling cloud creator

    05/11/2010 7:49:38 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 59 replies · 926+ views
    The Register ^ | 11th May 2010 06:02 GMT | Rik Myslewski in San Francisco
    Boffins want to curb climate change by building a $7bn fleet of 1,900 ships to crisscross the oceans as each sucks up ten tons of seawater per second and blasts it a kilometer into the sky to create clouds to absorb sunlight and cool the earth. And Bill Gates is funding them. No, really. The Times Online reports that a San Francisco research group with the cloudy name of Silver Lining has received $300,000 from the billionaire mosquito terrorist and tiny-nuke pusher to fund research into the aforementioned geoengineering project. Sailing over a school of sardines is not recommended (source:...
  • The Abject Failure of the Obama Presidency – Part 6

    04/14/2010 5:48:24 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies · 220+ views
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-14-10 | Gerry Ashley
    “Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy; it’s inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill To understand the above quote from Sir Winston Churchill is to understand how Barack Obama rose to power without actually having accomplished anything of substance beyond the spoken word. It also explains why his Presidency is doomed to failure. Indeed, his very political philosophy (and, to a similar extent, the entire philosophy of far left-wing democrats) is the antithesis of tenet #6 in the series of tenets by William J. H. Boetcker, defining democracy...
  • Developer of the first personal computer, dies in GA at 68

    04/01/2010 8:57:51 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 18 replies · 681+ views
    LA Times ^ | April 1, 2010 | Dionne Walker, AP
    Dr. Henry Edward Roberts, a developer of an early personal computer that inspired Bill Gates to found Microsoft, died Thursday in Georgia. He was 68. Roberts, whose build-it-yourself kit concentrated thousands of dollars worth of computer capability in an affordable package, inspired Bill Gates and his childhood friend Paul Allen to come up with Microsoft in 1975 after they saw an article about the MITS Altair 8800 in Popular Electronics.
  • A Simple, Common-Sense Solution to Emission-Free, Clean Energy

    03/30/2010 7:56:29 AM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 16 replies · 688+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | March 30, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    Drill here- drill now has been my mantra for a long time, to help break our dependence on the world for energy. Simultaneously, we need nuclear power. For 50 years the US Navy has safely sailed around the world on nuclear power and it's time for us to bring that technology ashore. Bill Gates, along with Toshiba, are in the process of developing a small nuclear reactor that can run continuously for 100 years without any refueling. Currently, Toshiba's US based partner; Westinghouse, has already built a model that can run up to 30 years continuously. The left propagates their...
  • Bill Gates building nuclear reactor (but it's only a little one)

    03/23/2010 7:46:06 AM PDT · by Duke C. · 39 replies · 785+ views
    TG Daily ^ | Mar. 23, 2010 | Emma Woollacott
    Bill Gates (yes, really) and Toshiba are reported to be building a next-generation nuclear reactor. Unlike other light-water reactors, which need to refuel every few years, it would be able to run for 100 years on a single supply of depleted uranium. It would be based on Traveling-Wave Reactor technology and would have an output of about 10,000KW, making it suitable for developing countries. Most of the technology required is already available in the form of one of its own earlier designs, the 4S, Toshiba told the Nikkei business daily. Gates, operating through a company called TerraPower, and Toshiba, which...
  • Bill Gates talks about ‘vaccines to reduce population’

    03/04/2010 5:51:20 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 38 replies · 1,570+ views ^ | March 4, 2010 | F. William Engdahl
    Microsoft founder and one of the world’s wealthiest men, Bill Gates, projects an image of a benign philanthropist using his billions via his (tax exempt) Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to tackle diseases, solve food shortages in Africa and alleviate poverty. In a recent conference in California, Gates reveals a less public agenda of his philanthropy—population reduction, otherwise known as eugenics. Gates made his remarks to the invitation-only Long Beach, California TED2010 Conference, in a speech titled, “Innovating to Zero!.” Along with the scientifically absurd proposition of reducing manmade CO2 emissions worldwide to zero by 2050, approximately four and a...
  • Mexico's Carlos Slim Overtakes Gates, Buffett to Become Forbes Richest Person

    03/10/2010 4:28:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 360+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | 03/10/2010 | Chris Dolmetsch and Crayton Harrison
    Mexico’s Carlos Slim beat Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for the top spot on Forbes magazine’s annual list of billionaires, becoming the first person from outside the U.S. to lead the rankings in 16 years. The net worth of Slim, 70, who built a telecommunications empire after buying Mexico’s state-run phone monopoly two decades ago, rose $18.5 billion to $53.5 billion. Gates, 54, chairman of Microsoft Corp., fell to second as his net worth increased $13 billion to $53 billion. Buffett, 79, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., was third with $47 billion, a rise of $10 billion. Slim is the...
  • What is the success or failure of iPad depends on?

    03/07/2010 8:15:13 PM PST · by · 22 replies · 197+ views
    March 8, 2010 |
    As the “Microsoft founder” and “the former world’s richest man”, Bill Gates, the other titles are often easily ignored by the industry, he actually is still a unique vision of “IT prophet” In fact, Bill Gates predicted on a lot of things, such as the popularity of personal computers, the Internet thrives. Most recently, he is the most famous prophecy e-book will change the world, and in so often before, he also said that tablet PCs will become the most popular PC. It now appears that these two predictions seem to have to happen.
  • Bill Gates Admits Vaccines Are Used for Human Depopulation...

    03/01/2010 12:43:15 PM PST · by TaraP · 87 replies · 3,277+ views
    Youtube ^ | Feb 28th, 2010
    Next are two short excerpts from a recently filmed TED presentation (Feb 2010) by none other than Bill "Microsoft" Gates. At the heart of Gates' address lies the central Global Warming dogma, which dictates that Co2 emitted by human beings are the primary culprit for the unwanted heating of the globe. Since this artificial alleged human-induced heating effect allegedly stands to devastate the planet if left unabated, Global Warming dogma proponents therefore argue that human Co2 emissions must be drastically reduced. As Gates casually addresses the issue, he goes on to state that one way to accomplish this goal is...
  • Bill Gates, Environmental Kook

    02/20/2010 7:57:36 PM PST · by fuzzybutt · 18 replies · 673+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2010 | Claude Sandroff
    If giving away a multibillion-dollar fortune is hard work, Bill Gates has been slaving away since he relinquished active management of Microsoft Corporation in 2008. Perhaps the most loathed technology executive of the P.C. era, he now bottle-feeds African babies and champions touchy-feely models of capitalism as he yearns to become the world's most beloved philanthropist. But adoration from liberals comes with a high price, especially if you've been one of the most ruthless and successful businessmen in American history. You must not only lavish support on the right causes, but you must also hold the right opinions, whether they...
  • Microsoft co-founder Gates tackling climate change

    02/13/2010 5:04:33 AM PST · by decimon · 112 replies · 1,486+ views
    AFP ^ | Feb 13, 2010 | Glenn Chapman
    LONG BEACH, California (AFP) – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has broken from philanthropic work fighting poverty and disease to take on another threat to the world's poor -- climate change. "Energy and climate are extremely important to these people," Gates told Friday a TED Conference audience packed with influential figures including the founders of Google and climate champion Al Gore. "The climate getting worse means many years that crops won't grow from too much rain or not enough, leading to starvation and certainly unrest." Gates said he is backing development of "terrapower" reactors that could be fueled by nuclear waste...
  • No Whites Need Apply For Bill Gates Scholarship

    02/04/2010 8:26:19 PM PST · by DwFry · 186 replies · 4,207+ views
    Bill Gates has made his scholarship fund off limits to white teenagers. The Gates Millennium Scholarship fund is financed by a $1 Billion endowment Bill Gates made in 1999. The fund explicitly denies eligibility to white students. “Students are eligible to be considered for a GMS scholarship if they: Are African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian and Pacific Islander American, or Hispanic American;"
  • Bill Gates makes world's biggest ever single charitable donation

    01/29/2010 2:03:45 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 53 replies · 897+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 29th January 2010 | Mail Foreign Service
    Bill Gates made the largest ever single charitable donation when he pledged $10billion (£6billion) to develop and distribute vaccines. The Microsoft founder hopes the money, to be spent over the next ten years through his foundation, will save the lives of more than eight million children in the world's poorest countries. 'We must make this the decade of vaccines,' he said. 'Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives. 'Innovation will make it possible to save more children than ever before.'
  • On Google case: Bill Gates bats for China (peddling Bing to Chicom?)

    01/26/2010 9:28:15 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies · 419+ views
    People's Daily ^ | 01/27/10
    On Google case: Bill Gates bats for China 09:04, January 27, 2010 In an interview Monday with ABC television, Gates called the row a "complex issue."Different countries have different rules on censorship, Gates said, adding that Germany forbids pro-Nazi statements that would be protected as free speech in the United States.( Photo: Xinhua) Microsoft founder Bill Gates said Monday that obeying local laws is a prerequisite for doing business in a foreign country, joining in the ongoing spat between Google and China over alleged cyber attacks a day after Beijing spoke out to defend its Web policy. In an interview...
  • Bill Gates says U.S. recovery to take years, taxes rise

    01/25/2010 9:47:25 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,033+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/25/10 | David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bill Gates, the world's richest man, said on Monday the U.S. economy could take years to recover from recession and predicted taxes will have to rise to bring the federal budget into balance. Speaking on ABC's Good Morning America, Gates also warned against too much government intervention and urged President Barack Obama to focus policy on long-term issues such as education to combat the effects of the worst recession since the Great Depression. "When you have a financial crisis like that, it's years of digging out," said Gates, who co-founded Microsoft Corp and remains its chairman. "The...
  • Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship - no whites allowed

    01/07/2010 7:25:12 AM PST · by edcoil · 53 replies · 2,155+ views
    College Financing Workshop | 1-7-2010 | edcoil
    America's richest man has set up a college scholarship and "white" people are not allowed. My daughter is starting college next year, like most parents we are attending college financing workshops to figure out a way to afford it. We were presented with a list of scholarships as well and one struck me, the Gates Millennium Scholarship. You have to apply by January 11 BTW if you qualify but to qualify, you must be: "African American, Asian, Hispanic or Native American. Racism is wrong when it is in any direction.
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • Microsoft Word sale prohibited as of Jan. 11, fix promised

    12/23/2009 2:45:21 PM PST · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 28 replies · 1,441+ views
    Microsoft Word is now scheduled to be prohibited from sale beginning January 11, 2010. That's less than three weeks away. The good news: Microsoft has promised a fix, one which will be rolled out before the deadline arrives. If you don't understand, you might have simply missed this story, or dismissed it as something that Microsoft would ultimately use its considerable clout to have pushed under a legal rug. But it's no joke. In August of this year, a court sided with a small Canadian company called i4i that holds a 1998 patent on the way the XML language is...
  • Creative Capitalism: A Conversation with Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Other Economic Leaders

    12/11/2009 5:02:43 AM PST · by usalady · 3 replies · 241+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 11, 2009 | Martha
    Bill Gates is known as the world’s most successful capitalist and is less famous for being the world’s biggest philanthropist.