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  • 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
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Apr 11, 2014 15:53 EST | Ben Johnson
    WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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 Malkin.com ^ | 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 percent...to 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
    http://www.agenda21radio.com ^ | 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 · 83 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | 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...
  • ‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core

    09/21/2013 5:38:25 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 72 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Jason Howerton
    E ucation ‘Is This America?’: Parent ‘Manhandled’, Arrested While Speaking Out Against Common Core at Public Forum Sep. 20, 2013 7:30pm Jason Howerton Related: Video A parent in Towson, Md., was arrested Thursday night at a public forum after vocally expressing his concerns about the Baltimore County School District’s plan to use Common Core standards in its curriculum. Robert Small, a concerned father, was forcefully removed from the meeting by a police officer after he interrupted Baltimore County Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance during the question-and-answer portion of the forum. The meeting apparently didn’t allow parents to stand up and ask...
  • Schools' effort to shift to Common Core faces a difficult test

    06/02/2013 7:14:50 AM PDT · by opentalk · 39 replies
    LA Times ^ | June 1, 2013 | Howard Blume
    The passage for the seventh-grade lesson was blatantly offensive — an excerpt from a 1938 anti-Semitic children's book. But that was the point: to provide students in the Santa Ana school district with a perfect illustration of insidious propaganda. In the book, a mother and her son gather mushrooms in the forest, and she explains that, as with mushrooms, there also are poisonous people. Slapping his chest in pride, the boy says, "Of course I know, mother! They are the Jews!" When teachers expressed misgivings about the material, which also included an excerpt from a speech by Hitler, officials struck...
  • The Truth about Common Core (Bill Ayers)

    04/06/2013 6:34:15 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Selous Foundation ^ | October 16, 2012 | Mary Grabar
    I just heard another Republican politico, a state senator here in Georgia, at a meeting, claim that Common Core is not a federalized education curriculum, but a “state-led” education reform initiative. He could have been reading from a press release sent by the Obama Department of Education. In reality, Common Core was attached to millions of dollars in stimulus funds that were dangled by the feds before the states in a contest called “Race to the Top” during the 2009 economic crisis. The attached Common Core standards were not even written when states signed up. Writing the standards and attached...
  • Hillary At Social Media Summit: "Anyone can be a Diplomat -- Just Hit Send!"

    10/22/2012 10:36:33 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10-22-12 | Penny Starr
    In a video address to the Social Good Summit in New York City on Sept. 22, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said technology makes it possible for “anyone” to be a diplomat. “We are living in a moment when anyone can be a diplomat,” Clinton said. “All you have to do is hit send.” The three-day summit was held during U.N. Week and was sponsored in part by the United Nations Foundation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking...
  • George Clooney Arrested At Sudan Protest

    03/16/2012 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1+ views
    George Clooney Arrested At Sudan Protest 3:24pm UK, Friday March 16, 2012 Police have arrested George Clooney during a protest outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington DC. The actor, who is president of United to End Genocide, was arrested along with several Democrat politicians and other human rights and faith leaders for civil disobedience. The campaigners were protesting the humanitarian emergency that is reportedly threatening the lives of 500,000 people. After speaking on the steps of the embassy to hundreds of activists, members of Congress and activist leaders were asked by police to leave the scene. When they refused, police...
  • PostHeaderIcon Gates Foundation Water Energy Vision

    08/14/2011 9:22:43 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 8 replies
    The healthy growth of mankind depends on continuously decreasing the cost of water and energy everywhere.Nice thought. Why mention it?Its a mission statement.For who?Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett — and through them America’s billionaires. Why Bill Gates? Why Warren Buffett?As to Bill Gates, his passion; According to a recent interview Understanding science and pushing the boundaries of science is what makes me immensely satisfied. What I’m doing now involves understanding maths, risk-taking. The first half of my life was good preparation for the second half.’ Now in the context of the interview he was...
  • Was the $5 Billion Worth It?

    07/23/2011 9:47:07 PM PDT · by sinanju · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Julyk 23, 2011 | Jason L. Riley
    "...On the fraught issue of school choice, his foundation has been a strong advocate of charter schools, and Mr. Gates is particularly fond of the KIPP charter network and its focus on serving inner-city neighborhoods. "Whenever you get depressed about giving money in this area," he volunteers, "you can spend a day in a KIPP school and know that they are spending less money than the dropout factory down the road." Mr. Gates is less enamored of school vouchers. "Some in the Walton family"—of Wal-Mart fame—"have been very big on vouchers," he begins. "And honestly, if we thought there would...
  • Los Altos district pilots technology-based math program, Khan Academy

    03/27/2011 10:33:50 PM PDT · by Cool Guy · 15 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 3/25/2011 | Diana Samuels
    The Khan Academy has its roots in a series of educational YouTube videos that founder Sal Khan began making several years ago to tutor his cousin. The videos struck a chord among those who came across them, Sinha said. As the videos became increasingly popular, the organization got a big break last fall, when it received a total of about $3.5 million in grants from Google and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The nonprofit Advertisement now has a Mountain View office and a half-dozen staff members. It's still attracting attention -- NBC Nightly News recently featured the program and...
  • Why We Need Innovation, Not Just Insulation [ Bill Gates ]

    11/15/2010 3:55:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 30 replies
    Gates Notes 'blog ^ | January 24, 2010 | Bill Gates
    ...We also need to focus on developing innovative technologies that produce energy without generating any CO2 emissions at all. People often present two timeframes that we should have as goals for CO2 reduction -- 30% (off of some baseline) by 2020 and 80% by 2050. I believe the key one to achieve is 80% by 2050... If addressing climate change only requires us to get to the 2020 goal, then efficiency would be the key thing. ...the amount of CO2 avoided by these kinds of modest reduction efforts will not be the key to what happens with climate change...
  • Scientists to test ultrasound as a male contraceptive ( Gates Foundation )

    05/19/2010 8:36:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 680+ views
    bbc ^ | 11 May 2010
    experts believe a blast of ultrasound to the testes can safely stop sperm production for six months. With a grant of $100,000 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation they will push ahead with more clinical trials. Their Grand Challenges Exploration Grant project aims at fine-tuning this technique for maximum effect ...
  • 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) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts 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. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • The Empire Strikes Back

    11/24/2009 7:51:34 AM PST · by bs9021 · 5 replies · 410+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | November 24, 2009 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The Empire Strikes Back Malcolm A. Kline, November 24, 2009 Bill and Melinda Gates, in their education reform efforts, have drawn the ire of NEA types, RiShawn Biddle at the Capital Research Center points out. “From the bastions of traditional public education—the National Education Association (NEA), the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the university-level schools of education that dominate teacher training, and the public school superintendents—the alarm has sounded: the Gates Foundation engages in ‘misinformation campaigns,’ and wants to ‘effectively cripple public control’ of schools,” Biddle writes. “Two years ago the National Commission on Skills in the Workplace, a Gates...
  • Bill Gates Foundation funds bizarre project

    10/26/2008 4:44:17 PM PDT · by Goonch · 23 replies · 928+ views
    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation awarded 100,000 dollars each on Wednesday to scientists in 22 countries including funding for a Japanese proposal to turn mosquitos into "flying syringes" delivering vaccines.
  • BILL GATES 'CHARITY' FOUNDATION FINANCES NEWSPAPER PURCHASES

    08/20/2006 4:39:01 PM PDT · by Cedar · 34 replies · 2,182+ views
    BILL GATES 'CHARITY' FOUNDATION FINANCES NEWSPAPER PURCHASES The BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION declares its noble mission is to bring "innovations in health and learning to the global community." But the world's largest philanthropic organization also is among the organizations that collectively loaned nearly $400 million to MEDIANEWS GROUP INC. -- for the acquisition of newspapers in California and Minnesota! "I thought this foundation was all about starving kids, not starving newspapers," mocked one Seattle insider. MORE The GATES FOUNDATION loaned an unspecified amount to MEDIANEWS, along with GENERAL ELECTRIC. In April, MEDIANEWS agreed to buy four newspapers, including the...
  • Buffett the Benefactor ( Avoids Death Taxes )

    06/26/2006 3:53:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 227 replies · 3,245+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | Jun 26, 2006 | Editorial & Opinion
    Mr.Buffett. As an avowed supporter of the estate tax, Mr. Buffett could have let the government take its share of his estate after he dies. But just as Mr. Buffett has accumulated his vast wealth without paying much personal income tax, he has found a way to avoid the tax man in this maneuver as well, even writing in his letter to Bill and Melinda Gates that a condition of the gift is that the foundation “must continue to satisfy legal requirements qualifying my gifts as charitable and not subject to gift or other taxes.” On the estate tax, watch...
  • Investing Billions

    06/26/2006 2:14:54 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies · 507+ views
    Money & Investing ^ | 06.26.06, 4:30 PM ET | William P. Barrett,
    Were The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation a public company, it would rank among the entire world's 400 largest by asset size--before getting a single dime of Warren Buffett's promised money. But the $35 billion of assets listed on the foundation's latest financial statement, as of Dec. 31, is only one measure of its gargantuan magnitude. An active, aggressive player in financial markets, the foundation turns over the equivalent of its entire asset base on average about every two months. During 2005, the cash-flow statement shows, it purchased a staggering $250.7 billion of investments while selling $251.2 billion. Turnover at...
  • Bill Gates leaving daily role at Microsoft

    06/15/2006 1:33:07 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 116 replies · 2,144+ views
    CNBC breaking news
    CNBC announcing - After July 2008, Bill Gates shall leave his daily role at Microsoft, but will remain as company chairman.
  • Gates Foundation donates $7.4 million to LA schools

    11/03/2005 11:11:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 414+ views
    KESQ ^ | 10/03/04
    LOS ANGELES The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it has given seven-point-four (m) million dollars to expand programs at four Los Angeles high schools aimed at preparing students for college. The money will expand small learning community programs at Carson, Jordan, Fremont and Washington Prep. A small learning community has about 400 students who have the same teachers and classmates for all four years of high school. Often the community has a theme like the environment, arts or community service. Supporters say the groups give students the opportunity to bond with teachers, build self-confidence and prepare for college....
  • The Difference Principle in Action: Misconceptions in Education

    03/13/2005 9:28:23 AM PST · by RightReason · 138+ views
    I just came across a recent presentation on educational policy by Bill Gates (of Microsoft fame) to the National Governors Association. (You can read it here.) Since I've spent the last few years teaching math to high-schoolers, first at my local public high school in rural Virginia and more recently at a private learning center serving the Korean-American community in the Washington D.C. suburbs, I take more interest in pre-college level education than most trained philosophers. Briefly, I think that America's public high schools are an unmitigated disaster. And I am sorry to say that Gates' presentation epitomizes the sort...
  • China - Bill Gates charity buys Zhejiang Golden Eagle shares (textile manufacturer)

    02/28/2005 5:20:18 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 596+ views
    Xinhua News Agency (China) ^ | February 28, 2005 | The Communist Party of China
    BEIJING, Feb. 28 -- Zhejiang Golden Eagle said Friday that a charitable body launched by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and his wife had bought into the Shanghai-listed textile maker, the second time the Gates foundation making investments in the A-share market on the Chinese mainland. The Zhoushan, Zhejiang Province-based Golden Eagle said in its 2004 financial statement that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had owned 607,040 shares as of the end of December 31 to become its fourth-largest shareholder. The Golden Eagle purchase followed earlier announcement by Shanghai-listed water utility Nanhai Development Co. that the Gates foundation...
  • China - Bill Gates’ charity buys Nanhai Development shares (water utility)

    01/31/2005 11:28:21 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 759+ views
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | February 1, 2005 | The Communist Party of China
       BEIJING, Feb. 1 -- A Charitable body set up by Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and his wife has bought into Shanghai-listed water utility Nanhai Development Co., the latest foreign investor seeking to tap into the potential of China’s water industry.     Foshan, Guangdong-based Nanhai Development said in its 2004 financial statement the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation purchased 523,501 shares during November and December last year to become its ninth-largest shareholder.     Nanhai Development did not disclose how much the Gates charity paid for the shares, but domestic media reported the foundation had bought Nanhai Development shares at about eight...