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[News] [Rival] Pearly Gates' Own Pearl Harbour and Abuse of Africa Disguised as 'Charity'

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Pearly Gates' Own Pearl Harbour and Abuse of Africa Disguised as 'Charity'
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2009 20:09:40 +0000
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Remembering Pearl Harbour

,----[ Quote ]
| Yesterday was Pearl Harbour Day, which 
| means that it's fully fourteen years since 
| Bill Gates declared war:
| On December 7, 1995, Pearl Harbor Day, 
| Bill Gates declared war -- writing an 
| internal memo ordering Microsoft to throw 
| all its resources into launching a 
| "hardcore" attack on the Internet browser 
| market. At the time, Netscape's share of 
| that market was close to 90%; by early 
| 2000, Netscape's share had plunged to 20%, 
| and Microsoft's browser appeared to have 
| won this war.
| I remember the day well, because it marked 
| probably the biggest U-turn in the history 
| of Microsoft. Before, Bill Gates had 
| dismissed the Internet as too hard to use, 
| and only of interest to academics. 
| Afterwards, it became perhaps the single 
| most important focus of the entire 
| company. The success of that move was 
| plain in the steadily rising graph of 
| Internet Explorer's market share, and the 
| corresponding decline of Netscape. 


Food sovereignty Part 1: Land Grabs Rich vs Poor | The Angry Black Woman

,----[ Quote ]
| Gates Foundation rhetoric makes Africa 
| sound like a basket case, land-wise: 
| references to âdepletedâ or âdegradedâ 
| soils.
| We hear relatively little about the 
| continentâs vast agricultural assetsâwhich 
| wealthy investors are now busily snapping 
| up. Andrew Rice visits Africaâs âbillion-
| acre Guinea Savannah zone,â which he 
| describes as âa crescent-shaped swath that 
| runs east across Africa all the way to 
| Ethiopia, and southward to Congo and 
| Angola. âThe World Bank and the FAO have 
| declared the tract âone of the earthâs 
| last large reserves of underused land,â 
| Rice reports.


"Gates' gimmick of becoming a philantropist repeats the Rockefeller
scam almost one to one a century later."



Does the Gates Foundation support circumcision coercion?


Monsanto: Making Microsoft Look Good

,----[ Quote ]
| Do genetically-modified seeds bring
| increased productivity? There seem doubts;
| but even assuming it's true, Gates sets up a
| false dichotomy: one reason GMO seeds aren't
| sustainable is because they are patented.
| That is, farmers *must* buy them year after
| year, and can't produce their own seeds.
| It's a situation that's relatively easy to
| solve: make GMOs patent-free; do not place
| restrictions on their use; let farmers do
| what farmers have done for millennia.
| And look, there you have it, potentially: productivity and
| sustainability. But we won't get that, not because the idealistic
| environmentalist are blocking it, but because the seed industry
| wants farmers dependent on their technology, not liberated
| by it. It is sheer hypocrisy for a fan of patents to
| accuse environmentalists of being the obstacle to
| productivity and sustainability: that would be the
| industrial model of dependence, enforced by
| intellectual monopolies, and espoused by big
| companies like Monsanto, the Microsoft of
| plant software.


No Patents on Seeds...or We're Really Stuffed

,----[ Quote ]
| Good to see that I'm not a lone voice crying
| in the wilderness:
|     The continuing patenting of seeds,
|     conventional plant varieties and animal
|     species leads to far-reaching
|     expropriations of farmers and breeders:
|     farmers are deprived of their rights to
|     save their seeds, and breeders are under
|     strong limitations to use the patented
|     seeds freely for further breeding. The
|     patent holder controlls the sale of the
|     seeds and the planting, decides about
|     the use of herbicides and can even
|     collect royalties at the harvest â up to
|     the finished food product.
|     Our food security is increasingly
|     dependent on a few transnational
|     chemical and biotechnological companies.
|     The European Patent Office (EPO) has
|     continuasly broadened the scope of
|     patentability and undermined existing
|     restrictions, in the interest of
|     multinational companies.
| [..]
| This exactly parallels the situation with
| software patents, where the EPO is using
| every trick in the book to approve them;
| except it's even worse.


Dark cloud over good works of Gates Found


Gates Foundation Revokes Pledge to Review Portfolio

,----[ Quote ]
| ...the Gates Foundation took down their public statement on this
| and replaced it with a significantly altered version which seems to
| say that investing responsibly would just be too complex for them
| and that they need to focus on their core mission: 'There are
| dozens of factors that could be considered, almost all of which
| are outside the foundation's areas of expertise. The issues
| involved are quite complex...


Gates Foundationâs Influence Criticized

,----[ Quote ]
| The chief of malaria for the World Health Organization has complained that
| the growing dominance of malaria research by the Bill and Melinda Gates
| Foundation risks stifling a diversity of views among scientists and wiping
| out the world health agencyâs policy-making function.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation- Truth Revealed Part 2

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