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  • Microsoft co-founder pledges $100 MILLION of his own fortune to combat Ebola

    10/23/2014 7:36:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 20:12 EST, 23 October 2014 | Associated Press
    Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. State Department can use to safely evacuate health workers who become infected. Allen, who is worth more than $15billion, said he's working with the World Health Organization to increase its capacity for handling the logistics of transporting international aid workers, and he's establishing a fund to help cover the costs of emergency transportation of the workers.
  • Bill Gates Tops Forbes’ Richest Americans List For 21st Straight Year

    09/29/2014 8:14:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Headlines and Global News ^ | 09/29/2014 | Emily Morgan
    An American worth less than $1.55 billion could not land on this year's "The Forbes 400," the annual ranking for the richest people in America. The cut-off increase from last year's $1.3 billion disqualified 113 poor billionaires for this year's list. Bill Gates once again lorded over his fellow wealthy Americans for the 21st consecutive year with a healthy $81 billion, up $9 billion from 2013. He outpaced Warren Buffet ($67 billion), Larry Ellison ($50 billion) and the Koch brothers' Charles and David (each worth $42 billion) to round out the top five. Michael Bloomberg ($35 billion) managed to slide...
  • The NRA P***ed Off the Wrong Nerd Genius

    09/16/2014 1:38:15 PM PDT · by RC one · 65 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.
  • AP Downgrades History

    09/08/2014 7:36:12 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 18 replies
    Accuracy in Academia | September 7, 2014 | Tony Perkins
    School’s back — and so is the liberal agenda! Across the country, parents and lawmakers are up in arms about an honors curriculum that gives new meaning to the phrase “history in the making.” The 95-page outline is so agenda-driven, educators complain, that basic U.S. facts are either distorted — or worse, omitted altogether. The College Board’s proposal is a study in liberal indoctrination — so much so that the Republican National Committee (RNC) formally opposed the idea in August. In a vote, the RNC concluded that the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum is a “radical revisionist view” of America’s greatest...
  • 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 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.
  • Bill Gates vacations better than most aboard 450-foot luxury yacht near Italy

    08/09/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/08/2014 | LEE MORAN
    Bill Gates doesn’t slum it when it comes to his vacations. The world's richest man has been photographed enjoying quality family time aboard an extravagant $330 million yacht. The Microsoft founder has been pictured on “The Serene,” a stunning 450-foot boat he’s renting from Stolichnaya vodka magnate Yuri Scheffler for a cool $5 million per week. Moored off the coast of Sardinia, it reportedly has 12 state rooms, a seawater swimming pool, a cinema, a nightclub, a climbing wall, a gym and two hot tubs.
  • Wireless birth control is no fantasy

    07/21/2014 10:00:40 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/21/14 | Judie Brown
    Recent reports announcing the era of remote-control contraception herald the very real but slightly horrifying prospects for the future for those who believe that man can literally transform himself into a machine. This phenomenon is known as the cult of transhumanism. One news report calls the remote dispensation of contraception “creepy.” Another explains how this may come to fruition: “A challenge from Bill Gates two years ago has put science on the cusp of a revolutionary, remote-controlled method of birth control.” Technology Review says the wireless implant, if approved for safety and efficacy, could make it possible for a woman to turn her birth control on and...
  • Jeff Sessions criticizes Bill Gates's call for STEM worker visas amid Microsoft layoffs

    07/21/2014 7:07:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/21/2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) criticized Microsoft founder Bill Gates for calling on Congress to increase STEM worker visas while the company plans to cut 18,000 jobs next year. “Super billionaires aren’t happy apparently. … They declare we need to import more foreign workers,” Sessions said on the Senate floor Thursday. “Mr. Gates says we need to let more and more people into our country to take those kinds of jobs.” Sessions was referring to an op-ed in which Gates called on the House to pass the bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill. That legislation would increase the number of worker visas...
  • 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]...
  • 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 NBCNews.com 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:
  • Sen. Sessions: Pro-Amnesty Billionaires Have No Clue What Congress Owes 318 Million Who Employ Them

    07/11/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) responded today to a New York Times Op-Ed promoting amnesty by billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Sessions said the billionaires' opinion piece shows they're clueless about the obligations of Congress to the American people: "It is clear that three of the richest billionaires in the world have no clue what Congress 'owe[s] to the 318 million who employ them'. "We owe them our loyalty, our compassion, our devotion. It is precisely because of our duty to the working people of this country that we must stop legislation that would import tens of millions...
  • 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...
  • 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
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Jun 13, 2014 19:54 EST | by Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 13, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- 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."
  • 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....
  • SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Common Core Critics

    05/08/2014 8:01:16 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 25 replies
    The New American ^ | 08 May 2014 | Alex Newman
    SPLC Launches Hysterical Attack on Common Core Critics The Southern Poverty Law Center, in a paranoid report released this week, hysterically attacks critics of Common Core.... Full Story:http://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/education/item/18217-splc-launches-hysterical-attack-on-common-core-critics
  • 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.
  • Gates-, Carnegie-funded student data group to close after NY pulls out amid privacy fears

    04/23/2014 10:45:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 5 replies
    AP ^ | April 21, 2014
    The student data processing organization inBloom will shut down in the coming months, its chief executive officer said Monday following criticism that led to the recent loss of the startup's last active client — New York state....Launched in 2013 with $100 million in financing from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corp., the nonprofit's goal was to give educators a data-based tool to personalize instruction. InBloom, based in Atlanta, offered to store and synthesize student data, such as grades, disciplinary actions and disability records in cloud-based servers. Nine states initially signed on but backed out as parents, school...
  • Bill Gates is a sad clown today because his bizarre $100 million student data project has failed

    04/23/2014 7:56:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | april 22, 2014 | eric owens
    Common Core-loving billionaire Bill Gates has suffered a stinging defeat in his ambitious quest to reform every cranny of the American K-12 public education system. The nonprofit educational-software company InBloom Inc., which the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corp. of New York financed to the tune of $100 million, announced on Monday that it will shut down permanently. The reason for the shutdown is a steady cascade of parental and legislative anxiety about student privacy, reports The Wall Street Journal. The strategy driving inBloom had been to create a huge database connecting local school districts and state education...
  • What Do We Know About Obama’s HHS Nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell (Left-wing looney bird)

    04/13/2014 12:39:38 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 26 replies
    http://www.patheos.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    Pro-lifers and conservatives are cheering the news that Kathleen Sebelius has resigned her post as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Sebelius, whose reputation was sullied following the massive network problems which crippled the rollout of the Obamacare website, resigned April 11 after five years at HHS. But wait: Aren’t the celebrations perhaps a little premature? What do we really know about President Obama’s nominee to replace Sebelius in the post, Sylvia Mathews Burwell? She comes from a left-leaning organization. Before her current position as director of the Office of Management and Budget, Ms. Burwell was Chief...
  • 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...
  • Bill Gates-Backed TerraPower And Toshiba Are Talking

    04/05/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 6 replies
    greenenergyreporter ^ | March 23, 2010
    Bill Gates-Backed TerraPower And Toshiba Are Talking TerraPower, a company that develops reactors powered by depleted uranium, is in talks with Toshiba in view of developing a small nuclear reactor. TerraPower is a unit of Intellectual Ventures, a patent holding investment firm partially backed by Bill Gates and run out of Bellevue, Wash., by former Microsoft executive, Nathan Myhrvold. Japan’s Nihon Keizai Shimbun first reported the news. In this recent interview with Cnet News Gates discusses his investments in cleantech and in TerraPower. A Toshiba spokesman confirmed the discussions, reports the Wall Street Journal. He said the talks were at...
  • Pushing Back Against PARCC/Achieve Inc. Lobbyists

    04/04/2014 3:31:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.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...
  • Oklahoma Votes To Repeal Common Core…

    04/04/2014 12:14:20 AM PDT · by kingattax · 5 replies
    Rightwing News ^ | April 3, 2014 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    Statehouses across the country have begun to wake up and see Common Core for what it really is; a nationalized education that hinders education on the local level. Oklahoma has joined the growing number of states who are actively trying to stop federal education to save their schools from the dumbing down and brainwashing of their children. The Oklahoma Senate on Tuesday passed a bill that would repeal a controversial set of academic standards known as Common Core. House Bill 3399, by House Speaker Jeff Hickman, R-Fairview, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, passed by a vote of 37-10. The House...
  • Common Core: Anatomy of a Failure

    03/31/2014 7:03:25 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3-30-14 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    When Bill and Melinda Gates go to Africa and see healthy people and sick people, they presumably have a single thought: what can we do to make everyone healthy? The problems are easily understood; goals can be clearly stated. Given a big commitment, there’s a high chance of success. ~snip~ What fascinates Bill Gates is something else entirely: namely, the variety and incoherence from school to school, city to city, and state to state. It looks so messy and inefficient. And he thinks: a guy with my money and management skills should be able to organize all this disorder, turn...
  • Indiana Becomes First State To Back Out Of Common Core

    03/26/2014 8:17:12 AM PDT · by Abathar · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | March 24, 2014 | Eyder Peralta
    With the stroke of Gov. Mike Pence's pen, Indiana became the first state to back off implementing a set of national standards for grade-school education. The standards, known as Common Core, had been adopted by 45 states, but have lately unleashed a political fight that blurs party lines. "'I believe our students are best served when decisions about education are made at the state and local level,' said Pence in a release about Senate Bill 91. " 'By signing this legislation, Indiana has taken an important step forward in developing academic standards that are written by Hoosiers, for Hoosiers, and...
  • Education Data = Fool’s Gold

    03/25/2014 7:02:08 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Even education insiders are beginning to acknowledge that the data mining the federal government is now engaged in under Common Core produces little in the way of education achievement. “The evidence that the collection of data has led to improvements in education, we really don’t have it,” Philip Piely, author of Assessing the Educational Data Movement, said recently at an Educational Policy Forum. Piely, a faculty affiliate at Johns Hopkins, spoke at a forum sponsored by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) on March 14, 2014. “The number of times that data has been collected where it is not to...
  • 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...
  • College Students Learn Common Core Math (video)

    03/21/2014 11:13:57 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 150 replies
    College students and others at George Mason University were dumbstruck by the tedious nature of an elementary level Common Core problem during a short series of interviews conducted by Campus Reform last week. The problem, 32-12, was demonstrated to those on campus the traditional way and juxtaposed with the Common Core method.
  • Gates Foundation Lobbies for Feds to Collect Data on College Graduates' Lives

    03/20/2014 10:47:39 PM PDT · by This Just In · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | March 20, 2014 | Frances Martel
    A study released by the Gates Foundation is promoting a system that would track the careers of college graduates long after they receive their degrees, attacking the National Association for Independent Colleges and Universities for promoting laws that prevent up-close surveillance of students by the government.
  • Bill Gates' Dream for a Nuclear-Powered Future Is Almost Here

    03/20/2014 10:59:38 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 31 replies
    fool.com ^ | March 4, 2014 | Maxx Chatsko
      Bill Gates' Dream for a Nuclear-Powered Future Is Almost Here By Maxx Chatsko | More Articles | Save For Later March 4, 2014 | Comments (1) Is this the future of clean energy? Source: TerraPower.Things may be different today, but in its heyday, Microsoft was a game-changing company that forever altered the way the world interacted with computers. The creative genius and foresight of Bill Gates has paid off in a significant way: He's the wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of $76 billion, according to Forbes. While Gates still advises Microsoft, he has turned much of his...
  • Bill Gates' 'Anti-Paris Hilton' Plan To Make Sure His Kids Won't Inherit All That Gigantic Wealth

    03/20/2014 7:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/20/2014 | Dylan Love
    Speaking on stage yesterday at the TED 2014 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, Bill and Melinda Gates gave a revealing answer to a question about how they're raising their kids with respect to money, reports Wired. The couple has enough money to make each of their three children billionaires if they should want to do so, but as they answered, that's not the plan at all. "We want to strike a balance so they have the freedom to do anything, but not sort of a lot of money showered on them so that they can go out and do nothing,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • They Just Announced Major Changes to the SAT…and There’s a Tie to Common Core

    03/05/2014 12:48:19 PM PST · by edcoil · 55 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 3-4-2014 | Dave Urbanski
    The SAT college entrance exam will no longer require a written essay or penalize students for wrong answers, part of a major overhaul announced Wednesday.
  • Nazis 'Wanted to Use Mosquitoes as a Weapon'

    02/22/2014 10:00:15 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 14 Feb 2014
    UPDATE: Nazi scientists worked on ways to use malaria-carrying mosquitoes as a weapon, according to researchers. Until now, experts have disputed whether Germany was working on biological warfare during World War II. Dr Klaus Reinhardt, who led the study, told The Local that he came across documents at Dachau's Entomology Institute which suggested that “biological weapons [using mosquitoes] could have been developed as an offensive, not defensive, weapon”. Until now, it had been generally thought by experts that the Nazis only intended ever to use biological weapons defensively. By 1944 the institute had decided on a specific breed of mosquito...
  • Washington Post: Left's Big Money Men Not 'Organized' Like Koch Brothers

    02/08/2014 9:32:25 AM PST · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 7, 2914 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Washington Post recently published a quixotic editorial maintaining that the left has no deep-pocketed financiers like the right does in the much written about and thoroughly maligned Koch brothers. In its editorial, the paper laments that Democrat groups have no one like the Kochs. For the Post, Reid Wilson wrote that for "Democratic professionals who actually run campaigns, the thing that frustrates them most about the Koch brothers network is that there’s no real equivalent on their side."
  • Kicking Bill Gates Off The Board Is The Best Thing Microsoft Can Do

    01/31/2014 7:04:43 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/31/2014 | Julie Bort
    Microsoft is an insanely profitable company standing on the edge of disaster. It desperately needs new thinking. With word that 22-year Microsoft veteran Satya Nadella is likely the new CEO, attention turns to the leadership of the company's board of directors. It will have two former CEOs, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. So new thinking is unlikely to come from them. In fact, Gates has a track record of huge strategic errors that have cost the company years of progress in market share. Here's why he should be the one to go: 1. Gates' world was: Go slow. Microsoft needs...
  • Racist Al Gore Tells World Economic Forum They Have To Find Ways To Keep Africa’s Population Down

    01/29/2014 4:34:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Al Gore pops his head up at Davos…say, how’d he get there? A fossil fueled flight?…to make a racist pronouncement (via Climate Depot). Stopping overpopulation is one way the dangers of climate change can be mitigated, according to two of the most prominent believers in global warming. Former Vice President Al Gore and Microsoft founder Bill Gates (how did Gates get to Davos? Anyone think he flew commercial?) said at the World Economic Forum in Davos that contraception is a key in controlling the proliferation of unusual weather they say is endangering the world. “Depressing the rate of child mortality,...
  • Dem senators intervene in Hobby Lobby case, urge justices to deny ObamaCare exemption

    01/28/2014 9:30:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/28/14 | AP/foxnews
    arguing that "secular" businesses should not be exempt from the mandate. The 19 senators planned to file a brief before the court, which is still weeks away from considering the closely watched case. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who planned to make her case on the Senate floor, adamantly defended the Obama administration's side. "What's at stake in this case before the Supreme Court is whether a CEO's personal beliefs can trump a woman's right to access free or low-cost contraception under the Affordable Care Act," she said in prepared remarks.
  • Bill Gates Predicts Almost No Poor Countries Left by 2035

    01/26/2014 8:36:21 AM PST · by lbryce · 56 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 22, 2014 | Shani Li
    Billionaire and former tech mogul Bill Gates predicts that there will be almost no poor countries left in the world by 2035. Almost all nations will be either lower-middle income or wealthier, and most will have surpassed the 35 countries that are currently defined by the World Bank as low-income, Gates says in his annual letter for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • Teacher union's lesson plan for failure ($40 Million? No Thanks)

    01/22/2014 8:38:05 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 17 replies
    Trib Live ^ | 01/20/2014 | Richard Berman
    When the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offered Pittsburgh Public Schools $40 million, it was a godsend to the cash-strapped school system. But to the American Federation of Teachers, the city's teachers union, and AFT President Randi Weingarten, the idea that school funding might be tied to improving children's education was anathema. The grant had to go. The Gates foundation's criteria were straightforward: The school district and teachers needed to agree on a method to evaluate classroom performance and to hold teachers accountable for their performance. The union and the district agreed on a metric, but now the AFT and...
  • Bill Gates: Raising Minimum Wage ‘Does Cause Job Destruction’

    01/21/2014 1:52:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 21, 2014 - 9:34 AM | Susan Jones
    Should the nation’s minimum wage be raised, as Democrats from President Obama on down are insisting? “Well, jobs are a great thing,” Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. “So you have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution, and you’re going to go buy machines and automate things—or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. “And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge tradeoff.” …
  • Billionaire bullies

    01/04/2014 6:08:24 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    San Mateo Daily Journal (CA) ^ | January 4, 2014 | John McDowell
    The other day I saw “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug,” which I thoroughly enjoyed. In it, the wizard Gandalf laments the growth of the “Power of the Shadow” and how the forces of good had been blind to its resurgence. That same week, Organizing for Action (President Obama’s political army) tweeted “On one side: Shadowy groups spending millions to obscure the facts.” I realized there was a connection between the two. OFA is right, the power of shadowy groups grows, and dark money spreads across our body politic. Yet many have been blind to the destructive power these groups...
  • Emails Reveal Deceased Hedge Fund Manager Refused To Join Bill Gates’ "Worthless" Giving Pledge

    01/01/2014 4:59:06 PM PST · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 20 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | December 31, 2013 at 11:43am EST | Rosie Gray
    Bill Gates tried to get hedge fund founder Robert W. Wilson, who committed suicide over the weekend, to join his giving pledge. Wilson, who gave away hundreds of millions of dollars of his personal fortune on his own, politely told Gates he wanted to “stay far away” from his effort.
  • Lead Developer Of HPV Vaccines Comes Clean, Warns Parents & Young Girls It’s All A Giant Deadly Scam

    12/30/2013 1:08:18 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 80 replies
    FEEL Guide ^ | JULY 16, 2013 | BRENT LAMBERT
    Dr. Diane Harper was a leading expert responsible for the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies which secured the approval of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, Gardasil™ and Cervarix™. Dr. Harper also authored many of the published, scholarly papers about the vaccines. She is now the latest in a long string of experts who are pressing the red alert button on the devastating consequences and irrelevancy of these vaccines. Dr. Harper made her surprising confession at the 4th International Converence on Vaccination which took place in Reston, Virginia. Her speech, which was originally intended to promote...
  • The Perfect Gift and Saving a Doomed CIty

    11/30/2013 1:15:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2013 | Charles Payne
    Quoting from an argument advanced by moral philosopher Peter Singer; he questions why anyone would donate money to build a new wing for a museum rather than spend it on preventing illnesses that can lead to blindness. "The moral equivalent is, we're going to take 1 per cent of the people who visit this [museum] and blind them," he says. "Are they willing, because it has the new wing, to take that risk? Hmm, maybe this blinding thing is slightly barbaric." Article: An exclusive interview with Bill Gates Financial Times November 1, 2013 Bill Gates more or less took the...
  • Bill Gates Backs Washington Initiative to Stop Private Gun Sales

    11/16/2013 7:10:41 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/15/2013 | AWR Hawkins
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have "contributed $25,000 apiece" to Washington's Initiative 594, which would effectively ban private gun sales in the state. The Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) is pushing the initiative, claiming it "makes sure anyone buying a gun in Washington State passes the same background check, no matter where where they buy the gun and no matter whom they buy it from."