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Originally posted by lpowell0627
Originally posted by colloredbrothers
When I heard of Bill Gates being a bad person I never really took in seriously. Ofcourse the guy is robbing the world of wealth simply by having so much money. And that what he does isn't really good for the world in general.
Give me a break. You sound like nothing more than a person jealous of another's wealth. The man built Microsoft from the ground up and is a billionaire many times over. He didn't inherit anything, he had a brilliant idea and it worked.
Why don't you try actually looking at the amount of money that the Gates Family has raised and donated to HIV/AIDS prevention, education in the United States and internationally, their vaccine program against Malaria, contributions to helping Haiti, assisting farmers in less developed countries to grow rice and food for themselves, etc...
There are different types of wealthy people in this world. Those that hoard and those that try to make a difference.
At least the Gates family tries. That's more than a lot of some other wealthy people do.
There is an attack against people obtaining wealth in this country. The sudden idea that the rich don't "need" billions but instead should be forced to share with others that did nothing to earn it, but rather just want a piece of it because they feel entitled.
If you were the one with the brilliant idea, the one raking in the billions, I'm certain you would have no problem with it whatsoever.
If you dislike the Gates and what they stand for, don't buy Microsoft products. It's really that simple. We are the ones that made them rich and have no business complaining about it now.
Originally posted by bobski
not sure about this one in a way he is right about the population growth the World cant sustain it forever I mean imagine if where still here in 2000 years that would be crazy even to think of we need to spread try to populate other planets instead of just thinking of new ways to destroy our own.
Originally posted by getreadyalready
OK..... we can all agree that the world's energy and food production needs are currently unattainable. There is not enough for the people we have, and the population is increasing. Ergo, population control is important, although the means and methods are important and controversial. There are a ton of ways for it to be abused!
Secondly, there are 300 million people in the US. Say Bill Gates gives up 30 Billion Dollars of his fortune. That is $100 per person. Where is the Wealth? He isn't hoarding up all the wealth, he couldn't begin to make a dent in changing the lifestyles of the population. He could pick a target group and make a serious impact on some people, but these big numbers that people throw around ar really just numbers; they have no real world significance.
So. I don't see any major issue here. Sure, there is a lot of shock value, but nothing more.