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[News] [Rival] Bill Gates Claimed to Have Said: "If I had two dollars left, I would spend one on PR"

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Bill Gates Claimed to Have Said: "If I had two dollars left, I would spend one on PR"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 2010 00:50:37 +0100
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Did he really say this? 

,----[ Quote ]
| The tweetosphere is buzzing with this "quote" 
| from Bill Gates. Did he really say this or is 
| it apocryphal?
| "If I had two dollars left, I would spend one 
| on PR"


New Online Source of Education Journalism Launched

,----[ Quote ]
| The Hechinger Report is funded by four 
| philanthropies: the Lumina Foundation for 
| Education, the Bill & Melinda Gates 
| Foundation, the Foundation for Child 
| Development, and the Joyce Foundation. The 
| Gates and Joyce foundations have also 
| provided grant support for Education Week. At 
| this point, news organizations that publish 
| content from The Hechinger Report do not pay 
| for it, Mr. Colvin said.


Gates Foundation staff tweet but we thought it was Bill 


The Gates Foundation is going to break down unspecified cultural and linguistic barriers in Asia 

,----[ Quote ]
| Gates Keepers find the following statement 
| distasteful: "Perhaps because of language or 
| cultural barriers, stories of malaria 
| elimination from AsiaâPacific have been 
| under-recognised and under-appreciated within 
| the region and by the international 
| community."


Bill Gates becomes enamoured with Esther Duflo 

,----[ Quote ]
| While at TED, Bill took time out (twice) to 
| bask in the genius award glow of Esther 
| Duflo. She says: "I had two dinners with Bill 
| Gates in two days. It was efficient." "Gates 
| later pressed MIT to make Duflo's 
| undergraduate course on poverty available 
| online and told her, "We need to fund you."" 
| Too bad, Bill. She's already taken by 
| MacArthur.
| Is Bill Gates really, like, crass, or does he 
| just put his foot in it too often? Will he 
| now abandon his beloved microfinance program?


You are our mother and father

,----[ Quote ]
| This coverage of the head of the Gates 
| Foundation's trip to India is amusing. It 
| gives a whole new meaning to: "You are our 
| father. You are our mother. Please adopt us" 
| Arey bap! Bill appears to be a development 
| tourist and Rahul is leading him by the nose. 
| What does he expect the villagers to say to 
| him except that they love his grants and want 
| him to be their mother and father just like 
| the Congress Party?


Development tourism in Bihar for the head of the Gates Foundation 

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| This development tourist is so naive. He has 
| never heard of breast milk as the first 
| vaccine but mothers in Bihar have been told 
| this for years. And they can parrot it to any 
| important visitor with connections to the 
| ruling elite.
| And then he says he knows nothing about the 
| cervical vaccine trial being stopped. He is 
| either lying or ignorant. We are not sure 
| which is worse.


No promise for Amethi on IT: Bill Gates


Gates denies promises to help Amethi

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| âI did not make any promise in the IT sector 
| in Amethi ... In fact, I have not spoken 
| anything on the IT during the past one week,â 
| says Mr Gates to the journalists in India.


Philanthrocapitalism: dawn of a new era?

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| When Bill Gates and Warren Buffett stood on 
| stage together at the New York Public Library 
| and the elder billionaire announced the he 
| was going to give away most of his fortune 
| through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 
| to help the poor, a new ideology was born.
| [...]
| âItâs still in its early days, but if you go 
| back 20 years, companies like Nike, Nestle, 
| Coca-Cola, Wal-Mart regarded it as a badge of 
| honour to be seen as not soft and 
| sentimental, and socially progressive. They 
| preferred to be seen as really focused on 
| efficiency, and maximising profits and 
| shareholder value.â 
| [...]
| That said, he concedes that 
| philanthrocapitalism is still ânot a very 
| well defined fieldâ and that âthereâs an 
| awful lot of experimentationâ, such as 
| learning from others and trying things to see 
| what works and what doesnât.


Gates Foundation loses in China's A-share market

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| As the shareholder of China Railway, the 
| Gates Foundation also suffered a lot from it. 
| In calculation with the average price of 5.89 
| yuan for China Railway in Q1, the foundation 
| has had a floating loss of nearly 20 percent 
| on the share of China Railway.



Journal critique on Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant pattern

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| New Delhi: The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundationâs pattern of funding in the
| form of grants for global health programmes and projects has been criticised
| in a research paper in The Lancet.
| The paper, by David McCoy of the Centre for International Health and
| Development, London, and others, is accompanied by a commentary by Robert E.
| Black of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, U.S., and
| others, and an editorial. Dr. M.K. Bhan, Secretary, Department of
| Biotechnology, is a co-author of the commentary in his capacity as a
| scientist of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
| âAlthough it is driven by the belief that âall lives have equal value,â it
| seems that the Foundation does not believe that every voice has equal value,
| especially voices from those it seeks most to assist,â said the editorial.
| The commentary said very limited direct funding to low-income and
| middle-income countries is âarguably the most unfortunate imbalance in the
| research portfolio of the Foundation.â
| [...]
| âGates Foundation is not a passive donor,â observes the paper.
| âThe Foundation actively engages in policy making and agenda setting
| activities; it has representatives that sit on the governing structures of
| many global health partnerships; it is part of a self-appointed group of
| global health leaders known as the H8 [that includes the WHO, UNICEF, GAVI
| and the World Bank]â and has been involved in setting the health agenda for
| the G8.â



Dr. Rath rages against Bill Gates and the African Aids Conspiracy

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| Since it is public knowledge that the Gates Foundation has placed strategic
| investments into the pharmaceutical industry, it was only a question of time
| until the question would be answered whether Gates is serious about
| controlling diseases or whether he is just another spin doctor of the
| pharmaceutical âbusiness with diseaseâ who helps to expand and promote
| diseases under the deceptive veil of a âMother Theresaâ.


What You Need to Know About the Fraudulent Nature of the Pharmaceutical
Investment Business With Disease

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| Some people may say that the pharmaceutical industry cannot be that bad.
| Unfortunately, it is. Fortunately, however, it is very easy for everyone to
| understand why this industry has such a detrimental effect on millions of
| human lives.
| It is not about individual drugs or individual companies. It is about the
| principles â the laws â of the pharmaceutical âbusiness with diseaseâ.


Gates raises stake in dealership AutoNation

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| Gates, who previously reported a 5.5 percent stake in AutoNation, said on
| Friday that his Cascade Investment LLC owned 9.4 million shares in AutoNation
| and that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust holds more than 8.3
| million shares.


Spying the Gates Foundation: Diversified Holdings Stay Ahead of Market Weakness

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| The foundation made moves in other sectors during Q3, as well, adding shares
| in Caterpillar and Canadian National Railway, while maintaining
| stakes in energy giants Exxon Mobil and BP.
`----       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


Gates Foundationâs Influence Criticized

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| 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


Gates Foundation reports AIG, Covidien stakes-filing

,----[ Quote ]
| The overall value of the foundation's portfolio increased to $9.12 billion
| from $6.64 billion as of June 30.


Warren Buffett's double standard

,----[ Quote ]
| Warren Buffett climbed back up Capitol Hill Wednesday to urge Congress to ...
| do nothing.
| Normally that would be a good thing, but in this case it means that the
| estate tax will return in 2011.


Gates sold 100,000 Univision shares-SEC filing

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| The foundation said it sold its remaining stake in Univision,
| which is in the process of being acquired by private investors,
| for an average of $35.34 per share in open market transactions.


Bill Gates lends cash to buy newspapers

$350 million to MediaNews

,----[ Quote ]
| Gates involvement has been very behind the scenes. In fact many of
| those involved in the deal didn'teven know he was one of the investors.
| It was carried out through the Gates Foundation, the world's largest
| philanthropy outfit.


Bill Gates fund reports 12.8 pct PlanetOut stake

,----[ Quote ]
| Bill Gates' investment fund Cascade Investment LLC reported in a regulatory
| filing on Friday that its holds a 12.8 percent stake in the common stock of
| online media company PlanetOut Inc.


More on Troy Wolverton, the Street, and Apple Scandal

,----[ Quote ]
| MediaNews did buy the Mercury News with a loan from Bill Gates' foundation,
| and is in the process of paying back that loan by publishing information
| without much journalistic or technical integrity.
| Specifically, I wrote âOne might think that the San Jose Mercury News, being
| located in Apple's backyard, would tend to trumpet the company's success. One
| would be wrong... Apple's corporate proximity to San Jose is trumped by the
| Mercury Newsâ need to publish low cost, highly sensational news to make
| enough money to pay back Bill Gates for the favor of his humanitarian loan.â


Dark cloud over good works of Gates Found


Gates Foundation Revokes Pledge to Review Portfolio

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| ...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...


,----[ Quote ]
| My background is finance and accounting....
| However, the Gates Buffet foundation grant is nothing more than a shell
| game in which control of assets for both Gates and Buffet remain the same.


JJB Sports jumps as Bill Gates buys a stake

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| The purchase is not the first by Gates in a small British retailer. In May
| 2008, he took a small stake in Carpetright.

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