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Jeff Bezos donates $2 Billion to Build Preschools and Fight Homelessness

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posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 03:05 PM
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We have so little effective help from our government that we have to rely on the largesse of the super-wealthy.

I am telling you -- this guy is not paying enough taxes.

www.scmp.com...


On the other hand, if he DID pay his fair share of taxes, the government would probably squander it.

So I guess I will give him a pass today on this.

Thanks Mr. Bezos for donating 1.3% of your fortune to alleviate suffering.




posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 03:36 PM
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originally posted by: PassiveInductor

Thanks Mr. Bezos for donating 1.3% of your fortune to alleviate suffering.


The average worker who has their tax taken at source, and just about manages

who donates £10 or £20 to some charity of choice is probably donating a larger

percentage of their income than that!



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

mentioned last week in one of threads that this is something he could do... and he's done it now so fair do's to the man.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 04:18 PM
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a reply to: Willtell


So once the politicians™ take their cut out of the original $2B and then lining their friends' businesses for the building of same, then the schools should have about $3M and if it is anywhere in the South, especially Texas that means a new $3M football stadium for the High School...

Don't get Me wrong, I appreciate the philanthropic gesture...



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
a reply to: introvert

All the money of all ATSers doesn't amount to 2 billion let alone one person


True. So please explain to me why we should be complaining about one man deciding to do what all of us could not?



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 05:33 PM
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Jeff Bezos donates $2 Billion to Build Preschools and Fight Homelessness

And when the money runs out then what ?

What pays for those preschools upkeep and salaries, and everything else.

Homeless for a bout a minute.

Then everyone is back to where they were.

Don't know why people think throwing money at problems 'fixes' them.

Because it doesn't.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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Technocratic, Technofascism, Hyper-civilised

destroy it all



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 05:41 PM
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If he could slip me a few hundred grand, I'm sure nobody would notice and it would sure help my outlook on life. And isn't that enough?



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 05:52 PM
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a reply to: introvert

seriously, you obviously dont know squat about making or sustaining money. Seriously, all of your arguments in any thread ...are op eds.

perhaps try extroversion as it implies thinking in regards other than your 1st person paradigm.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: introvert


No reason to bust his balls over this? Sure he's doing a good deed; and good for him for doing it.


Lets not let this drop in the bucket blind us to the fact that these corporations need to be doing a lot more than this if we ever hope to see a better world.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

What you're seeing here is a sex trafficking ring in the making.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 07:08 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

no..he is a modern robber barron. What I posted earlier is true. You are either ignorant, or payrolled.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 07:10 PM
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a reply to: Konduit

no its not...its greed, as always, using dielectics of ignorami to support and sustain it.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Konduit

anyone that wears a neck scarf in the summer season, has a giant agenda...Bezos wants a cult following.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 07:38 PM
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originally posted by: neo96
Jeff Bezos donates $2 Billion to Build Preschools and Fight Homelessness

And when the money runs out then what ?

What pays for those preschools upkeep and salaries, and everything else.

Homeless for a bout a minute.

Then everyone is back to where they were.

Don't know why people think throwing money at problems 'fixes' them.

Because it doesn't.


By then, he will have bought a few politicians that sit on just the right committees, and the taxpayers will then start picking up the tab via the government grant process. You know how it works.

But, maybe he will pour his own money back into it. Or, it could become another corrupt foundation.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 07:47 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Willtell

no..he is a modern robber barron. What I posted earlier is true. You are either ignorant, or payrolled.


You got the wrong idea. I've written many ops slamming Bezos.

I'm not ignorant and certainly not on his payroll

Try reading something once in a while

even robber barons give to charity



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: queenofswords


Bezos just bought himself an employee farm!



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 09:53 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

my apologies for over stepping. I have watched what that sack of @#$% has done to the industry Ive spent near 26 years in and it prompts vitriol, for a number of reasons unfair to pin on you.

Again...I was out of line



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 10:03 PM
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His employees that are relying on food stamps should come first. Then his local area who has more homeless per capita than same sized cities. As there's the said direct relation to Amazon's presence and the homeless population. Though, it doesn't mean the local Amazon HQ government can handle or want to handle the money properly if having a heavy hand in it.



posted on Sep, 14 2018 @ 10:28 PM
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originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: Willtell

my apologies for over stepping. I have watched what that sack of @#$% has done to the industry Ive spent near 26 years in and it prompts vitriol, for a number of reasons unfair to pin on you.

Again...I was out of line



Don’t mention it. I totally agree that Bezos has major problems.

I buy books from the nook Barns and Noble store

I worked in the auto industry and had to get out and start a new career I know what you mean

I wish you well and success



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