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  • China to start build of 4th generation nuclear reactor-- maybe w/help from Gate's Terrapower

    08/16/2015 8:30:52 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 11 replies ^ | August 16, 2015
    August 16, 2015 China will start construction of a 600 MWe fourth generation nuclear reactor and it could be Terrapower traveling wave reactor china, energy, future, microsoft, nuclear, science, technology Facebook Twitter linkedin google Reddit Construction of the Xipu fast neutron reactor nuclear power demonstrative project in east China's Fujian province is designed to start at the end of 2017, China Business News quoted Xu Mi, an academician with Chinese Academy of Engineering, as saying. The demonstrative nuclear power project, designed with 600,000kw (600 MWe) installed capacity, will be a fourth generation reactor designs. The Shanghai newspaper speculated that this...
  • Fox: White House confirms meeting with deputy of banned Muslim Brotherhood cleric

    06/28/2013 12:50:44 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 10:41 am on June 28, 2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The White House confirmed to Fox News what the Investigative Project on Terrorism reported two days ago — that the administration met with the deputy of a radical cleric who is barred from entering the United States, and whose organization supports Hamas.  Sheik Abdullah bin Bayyah served as vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group headed by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi, who has urged Muslim nations to acquire nuclear weapons, demanded the death of American soldiers in Iraq, and defended Hitler. So what did the White House want to discuss with bin Bayyah? Moderation: A senior...
  • Gates Foundation seeks to ease federal financial aid process

    07/08/2015 3:17:44 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2015 4:39 PM EDT | Donna Gordon Blankinship
    Two million more young people could get the financial aid they need to go to college if the federal government makes it easier to fill out its financial aid forms, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation said Wednesday. The Seattle-based foundation said revising the form would be relatively simple and would not change the accuracy of the process. Students must fill out the form known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA before they can qualify for a federal grant, subsidized student loan or nearly any other form of college financial aid. The Gates Foundation has taken...
  • Homegrown Radicals More Deadly Than Jihadis in U.S.

    06/24/2015 7:46:27 AM PDT · by PROCON · 59 replies
    NYTimes ^ | June 24, 2015 | SCOTT SHANE
    WASHINGTON — In the 14 years since Al Qaeda carried out attacks on New York and the Pentagon, extremists have regularly executed smaller lethal assaults in the United States, explaining their motives in online manifestoes or social media rants. But the breakdown of extremist ideologies behind those attacks may come as a surprise. Since Sept. 11, 2001, nearly twice as many people have been killed by white supremacists, antigovernment fanatics and other non-Muslim extremists than by radical Muslims: 48 have been killed by extremists who are not Muslim, compared with 26 by self-proclaimed jihadists, according to a count by New...
  • NBC: "White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S."

    06/24/2015 1:14:06 PM PDT · by rightistight · 128 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 6/24/15 | Aurelius
    NBC News is reporting that white people are the "biggest terror threat in the U.S." citing a study. Oddly, despite the headline, "White Americans Are Biggest Terror Threat in U.S.: Study," in the text of their quick article, NBC, does not actually say that white people are the biggest terror threat. Instead, NBC's article reads, "The New America Foundation found that twice as many people have died in attacks by right-wing groups in America than by Muslim extremists since 9/11." ...Besides the obvious problems with NBC's clickbait headline, there other tremendous problems with the "study." First, it specifically excludes September...
  • Bill Gates: Vaccine-autism link 'an absolute lie'

    02/07/2011 6:16:02 AM PST · by pillut48 · 128 replies
    CNN International ^ | February 4, 2011 | Sanjay Gupta/Bill Gates
    Davos, Switzerland (CNN) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates sat down recently with CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta in Davos, Switzerland. The billionaire philanthropist was attending the World Economic Forum to push his mission of eradicating polio by 2012. Gates, through his foundation, also pledged $10 billion to provide vaccinations to children around the world within a decade. Gupta asked Gates for his thoughts about the alleged autism-vaccine connection. He also asked: Who holds ultimate accountability for the billions of dollars being spent on aid? Is a certain amount of corruption and fraud expected? Below is an excerpt of their...
  • 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 (Ł6billion) 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.'
  • Whoa: Look who’s being paid by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to cover Common Core

    07/13/2014 10:22:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    twitchy ^ | july 13, 2014
    Wow. Here’s a link to the Gates-subsidized article. There is no indication that it’s an advertisement or advertorial. It appears to be a bona fide news story written by a bona fide reporter (Nona Willis Aronowitz). Here it is featured along with NBC News’ other articles on its education page:
  • Ravitch: Time for Congress to investigate Bill Gates’ role in Common Core

    09/08/2014 7:45:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | Valerie Strauss
    . . . . . . I have written on various occasions (here and here) that I could not support the Common Core standards because they were developed and imposed without regard to democratic process. The writers of the standards included no early childhood educators, no educators of children with disabilities, no experienced classroom teachers; indeed, the largest contingent of the drafting committee were representatives of the testing industry. No attempt was made to have pilot testing of the standards in real classrooms with real teachers and students.. The standards do not permit any means to challenge, correct, or revise...
  • Stotsky: Bill Gates' Deceptive Drive to Continue Common Core Will Weaken Public Schools

    09/07/2014 9:58:11 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dr. Sandra Stotsky | Dr. Sandra Stotsky
    The Gates Foundation has been very busy trying to figure out ways for governors, state boards, and commissioners of education to pretend they are giving up Common Core’s standards or tests, while ensuring these states still have warmed-over versions in place to satisfy Bill Gates’ ambitions. We now have many examples of states that have gone through the motions to placate the still-growing army of parents, teachers, state legislators, and other citizens demanding a stronger, not weaker, public school system. But, instead of developing stronger alternative standards in place of Common Core’s misbegotten standards, some elected and appointed officials have deliberately...
  • Bill Gates’ Reckless Meddling With U.S. Education Through Common Core

    06/18/2014 6:16:13 AM PDT · by FredDardick · 9 replies
    Political Kryptonite ^ | June 18, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    Have you ever wondered how Common Core went from a twinkle in a liberalÂ’s eye to widespread destruction throughout AmericaÂ’s schools in only a few short years? Well, all it took was money, lots of it. In 2008 Gene Wilhoit and David Coleman were looking to bring national standards to American education, which until then had been fragmented between the states, but they knew it would cost millions. So they went to see the man whose name is synonymous with wealth, Bill Gates. Gates was known for his meddling with American education, and failing miserably at it. He had invested...
  • Bill Gates Reveals Family Goes to Catholic Church: 'It Makes Sense to Believe in God'

    03/17/2014 6:02:02 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 71 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/14/17 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, revealed in a recent interview that his family goes to a Catholic church and that religious morality inspires a lot of his charity work. He also shared his personal thoughts on God and the biggest issues facing the world today. "The moral systems of religion, I think, are super important. We've raised our kids in a religious way; they've gone to the Catholic church that Melinda goes to and I participate in. I've been very lucky, and therefore I owe it to try and reduce the inequity in the world. And that's...
  • Watch Bill Gates Test A New Machine That Turns Poop Into Clean Water

    01/06/2015 1:51:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/06/2015 | Rob Price
    YouTube/thegatesnotesBill Gates has taken to his blog to discuss the latest project from the philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: a machine that transforms human waste into clean water and electricity. According to Gates, at least 2 billion people worldwide don't have access to adequate sanitation, with human waste often polluting the water supply and remaining untreated.The "Omniprocessor" aims to help with this problem. Its development is led by Seattle-based engineering firm Janicki Bioenergy.The machine extracts water from sewage that's piped in or delivered to the facility. The dry sewage is then incinerated to generate steam, which powers the entire...
  • Bill Gates: From stinky poop to fresh water – Omni Processor

    01/08/2015 9:29:26 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 61 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 7, 2015 | By Joseph Lamy
    Bill Gates and friends have developed a simple system to convert human feces into electricity, fresh water and pathogen-free ash – and no stink! In a quest to find a way to end the tragic death of more than 700,000 children annually from drinking bad water, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sponsored a variety of waste treatment programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Janicki Bioenergy develops and manufactures a variety of sizes of this system. It uses the combustible biomass (roughly 20% of the feces) to heat mass quantities to ~2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The super-heated steam from...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Fund Gun Control Initiative, While Living With Armed Guards…

    11/03/2014 12:08:55 PM PST · by Robwin · 31 replies
    Dc Gazette ^ | 08/26/14 | Dc Gazette
    <p>OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand gun control measures in Washington state, bringing their coffers up to nearly $6 million dollars.</p> <p>The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.</p>
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 68 replies
    It was reported Monday that Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and incredibly wealthy guy, and with his wife, Melinda, have given $1 million to Initiative 594 in Washington state. The ballot initiative, if passed by voters on November 4 (and it currently enjoys overwhelming support), will require universal background checks for all firearm purchases in the state.
  • Bill Gates Is Going Up Against The NRA

    08/27/2014 7:42:12 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    BI - VentureBeat ^ | 8-27-2014 | Gregory Ferenstein
    Gregory Ferenstein, VentureBeat August 27, 2014Bill Gates is opening up his considerable piggy bank in Silicon Valley’s fight against the National Rifle Association. The Microsoft billionaire donated $1 million to Initiative 594, which will require criminal background checks for firearm sales. Gates joins a long line of high-profile activists in the fighting the powerful gun lobby. Michael Bloomberg’s plans post mayoral duties include large campaigns for gun control. Noted Facebook investor Ron Conway has made gun reform his signature political cause, championing hackathons to prevent gun violence and spearheading a venture project for innovative anti-violence technology. For Gates, this may...
  • Bill Gates, wife donate $1 million to gun control group

    08/26/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    ap ^ | August 25, 2014
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, have donated $1 million to a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, bringing the total amount the campaign has brought in up to nearly $6 million. ... The large donation comes on the heels of fellow Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s $500,000 donation earlier this month. Also last week, venture capitalist Nick Hanauer donated an additional $1 million, bring his total donation to the campaign to nearly $1.4 million.
  • Common Core-aligned lesson teaches students to obey government officials, ignore individual rights

    11/04/2013 6:48:27 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Education Action Group ^ | 11/4/2013 | Ben Velderman
    A new Common Core-aligned lesson is teaching third-graders across the United States that “the commands of government officials must be obeyed by all,” and that “the wants of an individual are less important than the well-being of the nation.” Those un-American and unconstitutional concepts are being peddled to elementary students by the Pearson Education company, one of the nation’s leading producers of school curricula, reports historically inaccurate lesson appears to be part of a Pearson Education unit that teaches kids about Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War – “Hold the Flag High” – while doubling as an English assignment....
  • Melinda Gates’ claim to not fund abortion is ‘outright deception’: pro-life group

    06/13/2014 6:22:51 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies ^ | Fri Jun 13, 2014 19:54 EST | by Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2014 ( -- The claim by Melinda Gates, a Catholic, that the multi-billion dollar Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation does not fund abortion is "an outright deception," says Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International. Gates has made headlines in recent days after she wrote June 2 that the foundation "has decided not to fund abortion."
  • Gates and Pearson Partner to Reap Tens of Millions from Common Core (a re-post)

    02/28/2015 11:07:18 AM PST · by yoe · 5 replies
    The Heartland Institute ^ | November 25, 2014 | Nancy Thorner November 25, 2014
    Follow the money. It all ends up in the hands of a very few. Pearson Foundation is getting the contracts because of its partnership with the Bill Gates Foundation. Greed, secrecy, deceptions, and lies …. and to think Democrats accuse Republicans of the very things, while Democrats are the ones using government to get richer. The deceptions run very deep. It’s time for exposure.(The saga begins...) on one summer day in 2008, when Gene Wilhoit, director of a national group of state school chiefs, and David Coleman (known as the architect of Common Core), knowing they needed tens of millions...
  • Common Core and the Bill Gates Foundation vs George Will

    12/24/2014 4:24:28 AM PST · by dennisw · 5 replies
    self | Dec 25 | self
    Common Core and the Bill Gates Foundation and George WillYou know it is awful when cautious and moderate conservative George Will is against you because Common Core is just another Federal power grab. My reasons for being against Common Core are: The Federal Department of Education is highly affirmative action as in employment preferences being given to liberals, lefties, militant women, gays, blacks, minorities/ I don't like it when these fanatics are running the show.The various States are always more fair on such hiring practicesThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is really the Melinda Gates Foundation. She calls the shotsShe...
  • Ford Foundation pours millions into net neutrality to guarantee billion-dollar investments

    12/15/2014 4:13:03 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    Watchdog ^ | December 15, 2014 | Josh Peterson and Yaël Ossowski
    In addition to major telecommunications firms aiming to influence the public debate on net neutrality, there’s the Ford Foundation, the second-largest private foundation in the world. “If you are a foundation for justice in the world, and you don’t understand that the Internet is going to be a major battleground in this century, and you’re not engaged in that fight and supporting people who are concerned about access and security, you’re going to be left out of one of the most important justice issues of the day,” Foundation President Darren Walker told the Council on Foreign Relations this summer. “And...
  • Finalists named for $10m Star Trek 'tricorder' X Prize

    10/21/2014 7:53:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    BBC News Technology blog ^ | August 27, 2014 | Edwin Lane, technology reporter
    The Star Trek tricorder diagnosed any illness at once.Ten finalists have been chosen in a $10m (Ł6m) competition to develop a real-life "tricorder" - the medical scanner used in the Star Trek series.The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, launched last year, challenges anyone to develop a wireless device capable of detecting a range of diseases. The technology employs sensors and imaging to measure vital signs and diagnose conditions non-invasively. X Prize officials said the technology was now "fact, not science fiction". The 10 finalists come from a range of backgrounds, including universities, medical device manufacturers and tech start-ups. One research team...
  • Ebola Conspiracy Theories Spreading Fast as Outbreak Travels Round Globe - Created in Lab

    08/02/2014 11:33:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 53 replies
    Mirror ^ | Patrick Mulchrone
    Ebola conspiracy theories spreading fast as outbreak travels round globe - was deadly virus created in laboratory?Conspiracy theories about Ebola are spreading as fast as the killer virus itself. And with no known cure or vaccine, its potential origins vary wildly from it being a CIA-manufactured weapon to a cover for "cannibalistic rituals." Angry crowds in Africa have also accused foreigners of bringing the virus into the country. In April, the threat of violence forced Medecins Sans Frontieres to evacuate all its staff from a treatment centre in Guinea. In Sierra Leone, which has the largest number of Ebola cases,...
  • Common Core Equates George Washington to Palestinian Terrorists

    07/13/2014 3:30:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | July 12, 2014 | Dave Jolly
    How many times do I have to write about the problems discovered in Common Core teaching? This time it deals with Pearson Education, one of the leading companies that helps develop and train Common Core teaching. According to their website: “As the leading education services company, Pearson is serious about evolving how the world learns. We apply our deep education experience and research, invest in innovative technologies, and promote collaboration throughout the education ecosystem. Real change is our commitment and its results are delivered through connecting capabilities to create actionable, scalable solutions that improve access, affordability, and achievement.” [Emphasis mine]...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Says It Will No Longer Fund Abortion

    06/12/2014 11:42:45 PM PDT · by kingattax · 21 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Melinda Gates, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has announced that her international family planning foundation will no longer fund abortion because she believes abortion and family planning have become “conflated.” Gates, wife of the Microsoft founder and a self-professed Catholic, said in a statement on the foundation’s website, titled Impatient Optimists, that she grew concerned about the intertwining of family planning and abortion recently when she was interviewed in Toronto. Though reporters asked her about the Gates Foundation’s newborn and child health initiatives, she said, “every journalist also focused on Canada’s policy on abortion.” “Let me tell you...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Does Not Fund Abortion, Melinda Reveals

    06/08/2014 1:16:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Philanthropist Melinda Gates revealed that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the most charitable private foundations in the world, does not fund abortion. "I understand why there is so much emotion, but conflating these issues will slow down progress for tens of millions of women. That is why when I get asked about my views on abortion, I say that, like everyone, I struggle with the issue, but I've decided not to engage on it publicly – and the Gates Foundation has decided not to fund abortion," Gates wrote earlier this week, reflecting on a recent overseas trip....
  • New zero day vulnerability identified in all versions of IE

    04/27/2014 4:26:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 95 replies
    Cnet ^ | Apr 27, 2014 | Steven Musil
    A new zero day vulnerability that resides in all versions of Internet Explorer has been spotted in the wild, Microsoft confirmed late Saturday. The vulnerability, which could allow remote code execution, is being used in "limited, targeted attacks," according to an advisory issued by Microsoft. While all versions of the web browser, IE 6 through 11, are affected by the vulnerability, attacks are currently targeting IE versions 9, 10 and 11, according to security firm Fire Eye, which first reported the flaw Friday. The attack leverages a previously unknown "use after free" vulnerability -- data corruption that occurs after memory...
  • Microsoft’s third quarter earnings beat Wall Street expectations

    04/24/2014 3:04:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 04/24/2014 | Janet I. Tu
    For its fiscal third quarter, which ended March 31, Microsoft beat analysts’ expectations. The company posted earnings per share of 68 cents on revenue of $20.40 billion. It reported $5.66 billion in profit. Analysts had expected Microsoft to report third-quarter revenue this year of about $20.38 billion, and earnings per share of 63 cents, with profit of $5.26 billion, according to a Bloomberg consensus estimate.
  • Bill Gates wishes he wasn't so rich

    05/04/2006 10:40:32 AM PDT · by LouAvul · 101 replies · 2,459+ views
    cnn ^ | 5-4-6
    REDMOND, Wash. (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates said Wednesday he wished he were not the world's richest man. "I wish I wasn't. There is nothing good that comes out of that," said Gates, whose personal fortune sank by billions since last week when the software giant disappointed investors by saying new investments would crimp earnings. The corporate leader who made Microsoft into the world's largest software maker - and who is also one of the biggest philanthropists - is seen as a man who does not like publicity. He explained that he did not like the attention of...
  • HHS secretary nominee Sylvia Mathews Burwell oversaw Gates Foundation’s population control efforts

    04/12/2014 7:10:19 PM PDT · by topher · 21 replies ^ | Fri Apr 11, 2014 15:53 EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2014 ( – The woman who will oversee the Obama administration's implementation of the HHS mandate, requiring employers to give “free” contraception to all American women, spent a decade leading the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's population control efforts in the Third World.
  • 9 Things You Might Not Know About HHS Nominee Sylvia Burwell

    04/11/2014 4:35:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 11, 2014 | by Alina Kleineidam
    The president nominated Sylvia Burwell, the current director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. Burwell has long career in government, but she’s actually much more interesting than your typical bureaucrat. Here’s nine things you might not know about the woman who is likely to be the next HHS Secretary: She’s really smart. Obama is not the first president she’s worked for. She accidentally ran a half marathon. She was forced to get involved in last year’s government shutdown. She knows how to handle money — and crises. Her fifth date was a bit unusual. She engages...
  • Pushing back against PARCC/Achieve Inc. lobbyists

    04/08/2014 12:28:56 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Michelle ^ | April 4, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Attention, class: A Common Core mouthpiece wants to rap my knuckles with his Gates Foundation-funded ruler. In response to my column two weeks ago about the marketing overlords pushing the Fed Ed racket, Chad Colby of Achieve Inc. demanded corrections. Let’s go to school. “I wanted to take a moment to highlight two points that were incorrect regarding Achieve,” Colby complained. “Contrary to Ms. Malkin’s assertion, Achieve employs no lobbyists and we never have.” No? Never? Someone didn’t do his homework. Mr. Colby, meet Patricia Sullivan. She’s the founding executive director of Achieve and a career lobbyist who has bounced...
  • Pro-lifers against Buffett-Gates alliance

    06/30/2006 12:09:04 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 71 replies · 1,206+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 06/30/06 | DAVID CRARY
    Warren Buffett's new philanthropic alliance with fellow billionaire Bill Gates won widespread praise this week, but anti-abortion activists did not join in, instead assailing the two donors for their longtime support of Planned Parenthood and international birth-control programs. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to which Buffett has pledged the bulk of his $44-billion fortune, devotes the vast majority of its funding to combating disease and poverty in developing countries. Less than 1 percent has gone to Planned Parenthood over the years. "The merger of Gates and Buffett may spell doom for the families of the developing world," said the...
  • Gates, Buffett back Obama ahead of elections ( Gates is a liberal )

    11/04/2008 3:28:05 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 42 replies · 1,583+ views
    MSN ^ | November 3rd
    Los Angeles: Barack Obama has promised to increase taxes if he becomes president of the United States. But the really rich want change and many of them have said they are voting for the senator from Illinois. Despite the tradition that says the country's wealthy tend to favour the Republican Party, there has been an unexpected swing ahead of Tuesday's election that favours the black Democratic candidate. For starters, the country's two richest men, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, have already said they will vote for Obama. According to Forbes magazine, Gates - worth an estimated $55.5 billion - contributed...
  • 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.
  • If Charity Is Their Goal, Bill Gates And Warren Buffett Should Hoard Their Wealth

    06/18/2010 8:32:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies · 534+ views
    Forbes ^ | 06/18/2010 | John Tamny
    The two billionaires' request that the rich give 50% of their net worth to charity is misguided. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In its latest issue, Fortune magazine reports that "Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett are asking the nation's billionaires to pledge at least half their net worth to charity, in their lifetime or at death." Gates told Fortune that 50% of one's wealth would constitute the "low bar" for giving, while Buffett has pledged to give 99% of his wealth away. At first glance this is something to celebrate, for it rightly confirms that capitalism is, at its core, quite compassionate....
  • 34 billionaires pledge to give away 50 percent of wealth (Gates, Buffett Lead Dontation Campaign)

    08/04/2010 8:12:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 125 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 08/04/2010
    Thirty-four U.S. billionaires pledged Wednesday to give away at least 50 percent of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign by investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Among the billionaires joining the campaign are New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, entertainment executive Barry Diller, Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison, energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens, media mogul Ted Turner, David Rockefeller and investor Ronald Perelman. Gates and Buffett launched "The Giving Pledge" in June to convince hundreds of U.S. billionaires to give away most of their fortune during their lifetime or after their death
  • Bill Gates, irrational statist (Billionaire thinks we should rely on wonks, not property rights)

    12/03/2010 10:57:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 2+ views
    Financial Post ^ | 12/03/2010 | Peter Foster
    Milton Friedman once noted that most businessmen are anti-capitalists. However, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are moving into a category all their own, putting their vast fortunes behind support for everything from philanthro­statism to just plain statism. Mr. Buffett recently offered fulsome praise to “Uncle Sam” for allegedly rescuing the U.S. (and himself) — with taxpayers’ money — from the consequences of policies put in place by … Uncle Sam. The Sage of Omaha is a big believer in soaking the rich. He has joined Mr. Gates in a high-profile attempt to strong-arm other billionaires into committing to give away...
  • Bill Gates Laughs At Buffett Rule: 'You Can't Raise Taxes We Need Just By Going After That 1%'

    10/31/2011 9:07:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 10/31/2011 | By Noel Sheppard
    America's richest man isn't going to make President Obama, the folks in the Occupy Wall Street movement, or their respective supporters in the media happy. Appearing on ABC's This Week Sunday, Bill Gates laughed when asked about the Buffett Rule saying, "You can't raise the taxes we need just by going after that one really deal with the deficit gap we're talking about, that alone just numerically is not going to be enough" (video follows with transcript): CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR, HOST: The Buffett Rule, for instance, and all the other proposals the president is...
  • Bill Gates Supports Death Panels, Rationing Medical Advances

    03/15/2014 5:23:17 AM PDT · by franky8 · 34 replies
    .lifenews ^ | e-14-12-14 | .lifenews
    It is funny–in both the ha-ha and ironical senses–that those who often scream most loudly against the “death panel” meme often follow, sotto voce, ”But we need death panels.” The fact is that most of those in the technocratic classes want to medically discriminate against those who are seen as health care “takers” or perceived to have a lower quality of life. They’re just not sure how to get from “here” to “there,” and retain popular support. (Hint: They can’t.) billgatesNow in a Rolling Stone interview, Bill Gates joins the chorus. He says–like bioethicist Daniel Callahan–that we have to be...
  • Bill Gates, The Man Behind Common Core Shows How Stupid He Really is About Education

    03/16/2014 8:36:52 AM PDT · by Texas Eagle · 71 replies ^ | 3/15/14 | Paul Preston
    Bill Gates, the multi billionaire who does not have an earned college degree or teaching certificate, never taught a day in the classroom, never worked in an educational system or one room school house is comparing the education of children to electrical outlets.
  • This is how much Microsoft charges the FBI for your info

    03/23/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/20/2014 | Giuseppe Macri
    Secret invoices from Microsoft to the FBI obtained via hacks by the Syrian Electronic Army reveal the Silicon Valley giant charges a secret division of the bureau for legal access to users’ information.The army has become notorious for infiltrating the networks and social media accounts of western companies and media outlets in recent years, and submitted the documents to The Daily Dot for analysis. Its most recent Microsoft hack took place in January, when the organization seized Microsoft’s Twitter and email accounts, reportedly to distract employees while achieving its “main mission.”Emails and invoices between the FBI’s Digital Intercept Technology Unit and Microsoft’s Global...
  • Melinda Gates Talks About her Catholic Faith and Funding Contraceptives to Fight AIDS

    03/22/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    American philanthropist Melinda Gates talked about her Roman Catholic faith and funding contraceptives in the global fight against AIDS, noting that many Catholics disagree with official church doctrine on the contraception issue. "Even though I am Catholic I believe in contraceptives, just like the majority of Catholic women in the United States who report using contraceptives, and I shouldn't let that controversy be the thing that holds us back," Gates, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shared at the TED 2014 conference in Vancouver on Tuesday, The Vancouver Sun reported. The Catholic Church teaches against the use of...
  • George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group

    01/28/2014 9:51:25 AM PST · by mgist · 24 replies
    Front Page ^ | 1/26/14 | D Greenfield
    George Soros Funding Anti-Israel Evangelical Group January 26, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield Demographics is the enemy of the left. And the left fights it with aggressive immigration and aggressive reeducation. When they are faced with traditionalist religious movements that create their own educational systems or student groups, they resort to infiltrating them. And so Evangelical Christians are targeted with entities like Telos and Orthodox Groups with entities like Avi Weiss’ Yeshivat Chovevei Torah. The endgame is leftist steering and infiltration. George Soros, that old collaborator who stated that he never had as much fun as in his Nazi days, has...
  • Common Core assignment: Remove two amendments from 'outdated' Bill of Rights

    10/08/2013 12:00:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 85 replies ^ | october 8, 2013 | Joe Newby
    A mother in the Bryant School District in Arkansas -- a district using the controversial Common Core curriculum -- was surprised to learn her sixth-grade daughter was given a team assignment to revise the Bill of Rights, pruning two amendments from the Constitution while adding two others, Twitchy reported Monday, citing a report at the Digital Journal. The assignment made the assumption that the United States government has determined that the Bill of Rights “is outdated and may not remain in its current form any longer.” The children were to assume the persona of “experts on the Constitution and the...
  • Must-see Common Core math problems of the day [pics]

    10/04/2013 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 126 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 10/4/13
    “Number sense,” courtesy of Common Core? We don’t know the source of that math problem, but based on what we’ve seen elsewhere, it has all the hallmarks of Common Core math. Now try your hand at this third-grade math problem, also reportedly from a Common Core lesson: Common Core: It’s For the Children™.
  • Rejecting Jeb Bush’s Fed Ed racket: Florida turns against Common Core

    09/24/2013 7:51:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 20 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 9-24-13 | Michelle Malkin
    Jeb Bush can deride and mock opponents of shoddy, costly, intrusive, and unconstitutional Common Core standards all he wants. The grass-roots movement against Fed Ed can’t be stopped. In Bush’s own Florida, GOP Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order yesterday withdrawing the state from the Common Core testing consortium known as PARCC. Word is out that Gov. Rick Scott wants to pull Florida out of the PARCC testing consortium affiliated with the Common Core State Standards. Tampa Bay Times bureau chief Steve Bousquet is reporting on Twitter that Scott wants to sever ties with PARCC, for which Florida has...
  • Maryland police to review arrest of parent who objected to Common Core

    09/24/2013 4:44:40 AM PDT · by opentalk · 57 replies
    Fox news ^ | September 23, 2013
    A Baltimore-area police chief is reviewing the arrest of a man who rose at a town hall-style meeting to challenge the national Common Core standards and wound up in an angry confrontation with an off-duty police officer. Robert Small,46,showed up at the public forum Thursday night in Towson,but when he began asking questions about Common Core, the police officer,who was providing security at the meeting,shut him down. “My question is how does lowering educational standards prepare kids for ... college,because that’s what it’s all about?” Small asked in a scene caught on videotape. But audience members had been told to...