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  • Melinda Gates Bashes ‘White Guys,’ Says She’ll Discriminate Against Them

    06/06/2018 3:00:01 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 123 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/5/2018
    Melinda Gates says she will preference women and non-whites over men and white people, specifically for these immutable characteristics that have nothing inherently to do with business success. Melinda Gates has decided to enter the venture capital world by sending her money to people based at least partly on their sex and skin color, she said in a recent Fortune interview. Disparate Outcomes Can Signal Broader Possibilities In the Fortune interview, Gates says “I think real change can occur when the VC community starts to demand that the people it invests in have diversity, the right values, and the right...
  • Bill Gates Gets Nasty: Unearthed Footage Shows Billionaire Gossiping, Trashing Trump at Gates (T)

    05/18/2018 9:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting with President Trump in a recently unearthed video clip, playing up for the audience his opinions on Trump’s knowledge about medical science, among other things. In a clip aired by Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting he had with President Trump while talking to staff members of his charity organization, the Gates Foundation. Gates stated that he met President Trump both before and after he was elected but began first by discussing a meeting he had with President Trump before he was elected.
  • Bill Gates Tacitly Admits His Common Core Experiment Was A Failure

    10/26/2017 5:29:38 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/25/2017 | Joy Pullman
    It looks like this is as close to an apology or admission of failure as we're going to get, folks. Sorry about that $4 trillion and mangled years of education for American K-12 kids and teachers.
  • Space mining set to produce world’s first TRILLIONAIRE in galactic gold rush

    04/23/2018 10:12:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies
    www.dailystar.co.uk ^ | Published 22nd April 2018 | By Rachel O'Donoghue
    A galactic gold rush has been predicted for some time, with experts saying teams will race against each other to collect precious metals from space rocks. Earlier this year, physicist Michio Kaku described asteroids as “flying gold mine[s] in outer space” that could replenish any metal shortage on Earth. Examples of valuable asteroids include one rock measuring 3,000ft across that contains $5.4 trillion worth of platinum. And now it is predicted the first trillionaire will make their fortune in outer space. PRICELESS: One asteroid contains $5.4trillion worth of platinum __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The first trillionaire there will...
  • Bill Gates Backs Plan to Surveil the Entire Planet From Space

    04/19/2018 6:41:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 41 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | 4/19/2018 | rhett jones
    EarthNow is a new company looking to provide satellite imagery and live video in virtually real-time. Its unsettling pitch describes a network of satellites that can see any corner of the globe and provide live video with a latency of about a second. And a look at the startup’s top investors gives a lot of confidence that this thing is happening. On Wednesday, EarthNow announced that it will emerge from the Intellectual Ventures ISF Incubator to become a full-scale commercial business. Its first round of investors is comprised of a small group of complimentary powerhouses: AirBus, the SoftBank Group, Bill...
  • Angelina Jolie, Bill Gates are the world's most admired people - survey finds (Trump second!)

    04/11/2018 10:07:19 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Apr 2018
    Jolie and Gates topped the female and male lists for the third year in a row The survey, conducted by YouGov, features 20 men and 20 women, after polling 37,000 people in 35 countries Following Gates are former US President Barack Obama, actor Jackie Chan, President of China Xi Jingping and Chinese business magnate Jack Ma After Jolie are former US first lady Michelle Obama, TV host Oprah Winfrey, Queen Elizabeth II and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton In the US, Barack and Michelle Obama topped the poll for most admired people President Trump came second in the...
  • Q Anon: (3/16/18) Continued from Tuesday's thread. FRiendly Freeper Collaboration

    03/16/2018 7:38:19 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2,049 replies
    we-go-all.com/# ^ | 3/16/2018 | FReepers, vanity
    This is a shout out to all the Anons who have worked so hard for months on the Q boards to bake Q's drops for us. THANQ, Anons!. The Q team doesn't like it when they receive praise, but hey, they don't have time to read websites (FR) and besides, they can't stop me! THANQ, Q!!!! It just needed to be said. This thread is a friendly collaborative place for FReepers to analyze information and share opinons. FReepers have a wide variety of reasons for investigating Q Anon content; this is not the appropriate place to criticize or badger...
  • Bill Gates needs to practice what he preaches

    02/26/2018 7:40:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 02/26/2018 | Jonathan Trugman
    When one of the two richest people on the planet says that he is undertaxed, it makes for intriguing, self-righteous headlines. Bill Gates of Microsoft fame is worth an estimated $90 billion (plus or minus a few billion) and has long been an advocate for higher tax rates for ultra-rich people like himself. He and his wife operate the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has some $41.3 billion in assets, per KPMG’s Dec. 31, 2016 audit. Much of the money is the result of Gates’ and Warren Buffett’s pledges to leave half their fortunes or more to the foundation...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates has no idea how commoners spend their money

    02/22/2018 10:33:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    It’s been awhile since billionaire Bill Gates had to grocery shop among us plebs, so you’ll forgive him if he’s a little disconnected from the price of common items. The Microsoft co-founder appeared on “Ellen” yesterday, where the daytime host had him guessing costs of supermarket sundries like Rice-a-Roni, pizza rolls and forbidden snack-du-jour Tide Pods. SNIP Gates pegged Rice-a-Roni at $5 (it’s $1). He thought a container of Tide Pods cost $4. Please, it’s $19.97. After guessing an exorbitantly high cost for Totino’s Pizza Rolls, the audience took pity on him and pointed him to a more on-the-nose answer...
  • Billionaire Bill Gates Says He Should Pay 'Significantly higher' Taxes

    02/20/2018 12:10:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 140 replies
    CNN ^ | Sun February 18, 2018
    Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts. "I need to pay higher taxes," Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Sunday. "I've paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes," he said. Gates, the second richest man in the world after Amazon's Jeff Bezos, didn't mince his words when it came to the...
  • Bill and Melinda Gates urge Trump to respect people and to not cut foreign aid

    02/13/2018 8:17:08 PM PST · by Baladas · 74 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 13 Feb 2018 | Jamiles Lartey
    Donald Trump should treat people – especially women – with more respect, and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security, the world’s leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday. In remarks accompanying the annual letter to the public about global development issued by their philanthropic foundation, Melinda Gates said: “I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets.” And Bill Gates warned that the proposed Trump administration budget could directly lead to millions of preventable deaths around the globe, due to proposed vast cuts...
  • Common core education has been a bigger failure than Microsoft Office Clippy

    11/18/2017 9:08:01 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | October 30, 2017 | Brian Wang
    Bill Gates and Gates Foundation were one of the main backers of the Common core education program. The US education system had been bad before Bill Gates, George HW Bush and Obama and No child left behind and Common Core. However, the last 17 years have been continued failure in improving education in the USA. The Gates Foundation has spent $3.4 billion on public education in the United States. They spent a lot on the development and implementation of the highly controversial Common Core State Standards – Gates now says that 60 percent of his new investment will go to...
  • Bill Gates buys big chunk of land in Arizona to build 'smart city'

    11/12/2017 7:25:28 PM PST · by qaz123 · 60 replies
    12News ^ | 10Nov17 | Bianca Buono
    PHOENIX - One of Bill Gates' investment firms has spent $80 million to kickstart the development of a brand-new community in the far West Valley. The large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix off I-10 near Tonopah. The proposed community, made up of close to 25,000 acres of land, is called Belmont. According to Belmont Partners, a real estate investment group based in Arizona, the goal is to turn the land into its own "smart city."
  • Bill Gates Firm buys AZ land for $80 Mil to create futuristic metropolis

    11/12/2017 7:14:05 PM PST · by luv2ski · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017
    A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.” Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, to create a “smart city” called Belmont, KPNX reported.
  • Investigation: Foundations Gave Millions To Groups Accused Of Terror Ties

    11/03/2017 6:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/3/17 | Peter Hasson
    Major American foundations have given millions of dollars in funding to Islamic organizations accused of having ties to radical Islamist movements or designated terrorist organizations and a group of activists are trying to convince them to stop. Groups like Islamic Relief Worldwide, which some countries have banned for allegedly funding Hamas and other terrorist organizations, have received millions of dollars from corporate charities like the GE Foundation, community foundations like the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and independent foundations like George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.Researchers with the Middle East Forum, an activist group devoted to promoting American interests abroad, identified the financial...
  • Obama: We Have To Keep "Our Leaders" From "Inflicting Real Human Suffering On Their Constituents"

    09/21/2017 6:02:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/20/2017 | Ian Schwartz
    Former President Barack Obama delivered a speech at an event held by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Wednesday in New York City. Without naming him, Obama said the threat of President Trump "inflicting real human suffering" requires people like him to "mobilize every couple months" to prevent it. FORMER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: For the first time, more than 90% of Americans know the security of health insurance. Paying more for insurance, or being denied insurance because of a preexisting condition or because you are a woman – that’s not a thing anymore. We got rid of that. And...
  • Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

    09/21/2017 1:39:29 PM PDT · by dayglored · 75 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 21, 2017 | Simon Sharwood
    Gives two-fingered salute to IBM designers for forcing us to use three-fingered salute Bill Gates has said that if he had his time again, he would not have chosen CTRL-ALT-DEL as the keypress to interrupt a PC's operations.Speaking at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum, as recorded from about the 8:30 mark in this video, Gates looked a touch bemused when Carlyle Group co-founder and CEO David Rubenstein asked about the infamous three-finger salute.He nonetheless answered the question directly, and in a very Bill Gates way, saying: "The IBM hardware PC keyboard only had one way it could get a guaranteed...
  • Obama: It’s Aggravating That People Are Trying To Repeal My Flawed Health Care Law

    09/20/2017 4:32:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Former President Obama decided to voice his frustration at attempts by members of Congress to repeal his flawed health care law, noting that it’s “aggravating” to see our leaders try to inflict human pain on the population. He was speaking at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers event. The purpose of Goalkeepers is to accelerate world progress and highlighting figures that are joining the movement to spur global change.While he didn’t specifically name the political party or persons involved with repealing his health care overhaul that he says saved lives and ensured that 90 percent of Americans have health...
  • Who is this man.

    08/18/2017 4:36:14 PM PDT · by streetsmart · 18 replies
    A billionaire capitalist that is not afraid to risk his life’s work and fortune to give back to a country that made it possible for him to achieve his success. A visionary, that always thinks BIG and against all odds draws the fire to himself. He is not afraid to get his hands dirty to make sure the job gets done. “On time and under Budget.” He turns failure into opportunity by always thinking out of the box. A setback to him provides the stimulus to work harder and lead by example. An intent listener always willing to hear all...
  • Jeff Bezos Overtakes Bill Gates To Become World's Richest Man

    07/27/2017 8:18:38 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 27, 2017 | Kate Vinton
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has overtaken Bill Gates and is now the richest person in the world, with a fortune topping $90 billion for the first time ever. When markets opened on Thursday, Bezos had a net worth of $90.6 billion, putting him $500 million ahead of Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Amazon stock opened up 1.6% on Thursday, adding $1.4 billion to Bezos’ net worth. That was enough to put him ahead of Gates.