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Ray Ingles Well if you bother to download the 2003 auditor's report PDF, you see a total buttets figure of $40B. The foundation grant summary shows about $8B since inception having been handed out, 50% to "global health", 25% to "education", and the balance to civic quality of life projects, including the libraries and other things that you seem to want to note as not being global health contributions.
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billwg wrote something like: BG appears to be the type who thinks the bottom line...
I don't know why you make such a distinction, Ray. The money and the use of the money have left Bill's pocket just like the $20 you might hand over to the Boy Scouts or whatever you choose to endow. Those organizations have an endowment fund, too, and your contribution incrementally swells the fund until some money is spent on some project or other funded by the organization.
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Philip Callan A tempest in a teapot, Phil, and all the more misleading due to your out of context references, but the scenario is as follows: 1. Microsoft has...
You are trying to denigrate the contributions that Gates has made to verifiable and worthy causes as not yet having occurred because he has taken steps to make the fund self perpetuating through its investments and its officer's fiscal responsibility. That is just plain unfair. The cola choir wants to demonize Gates and show how he is all for squeezing money out of people and cannot stomach the notion that Gates is completely philanthropic. Obviously he is not motivated by acquiring more money like some real life Scrooge McDuck, he is genuinely interested in making the world a better place and has had the good fortune to be able to do just that.
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DFS wrote something like: Are you that much of a wanker. I've been away for 3 days. Coming back to this just helps as a...
You and the rest owe Gates some acknowledgment of that and you all appear as caviling and lame, showing a complete lack of good will and it is obvious to everyone that you are doing so with a complete lack of clbutt and sportsmanship. Keep it up, Americans at least don't like it at all and will surely buttociate your cause with that action.