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Originally posted by emsed1
I try not to let ATS bug me but this is just pure ignorance.
Is why they were meeting.
First, my pledge: More than 99% of my wealth will go to philanthropy during my lifetime or at death. Measured by dollars, this commitment is large. In a comparative sense, though, many individuals give more to others every day.
Millions of people who regularly contribute to churches, schools, and other organizations thereby relinquish the use of funds that would otherwise benefit their own families. The dollars these people drop into a collection plate or give to United Way mean forgone movies, dinners out, or other personal pleasures. In contrast, my family and I will give up nothing we need or want by fulfilling this 99% pledge.
Moreover, this pledge does not leave me contributing the most precious asset, which is time. Many people, including -- I'm proud to say -- my three children, give extensively of their own time and talents to help others. Gifts of this kind often prove far more valuable than money. A struggling child, befriended and nurtured by a caring mentor, receives a gift whose value far exceeds what can be bestowed by a check. My sister, Doris, extends significant person-to-person help daily. I've done little of this.
What I can do, however, is to take a pile of Berkshire Hathaway stock certificates -- "claim checks" that when converted to cash can command far-ranging resources -- and commit them to benefit others who, through the luck of the draw, have received the short straws in life. To date about 20% of my shares have been distributed (including shares given by my late wife, Susan Buffett). I will continue to annually distribute about 4% of the shares I retain. At the latest, the proceeds from all of my Berkshire shares will be expended for philanthropic purposes by 10 years after my estate is settled. Nothing will go to endowments; I want the money spent on current needs.
Warren Buffettedit on 5/9/11 by emsed1 because: Clarification
Gates and Buffett are major funders of global population reduction programs, as is Turner, whose UN Foundation was created to funnel $1 billion of his tax-free stock option earnings in AOL-Time-Warner into various birth reduction programs in the developing world.19 The programs in Africa and elsewhere are masked as philanthropy and providing health services for poor Africans. In reality they involve involuntary population sterilization via vaccination and other medicines that make women of child-bearing age infertile.
Originally posted by sitchin
Originally posted by hawaii50th
It's so unbelievable how naive people can be to think that the rich do not have devious minds and huge egos that are bigger than life..
lol i'm far from been naive ,i'm well educated and traveled,you don't have to be rich to be devious, id say the rich do more good in this world than most,but i suppose if you think negative then you will perceive the world in such a way,it's not perfect but they are a lot of good people in the world of politics more good than bad.. i'm thankful of living in the now ..life is what you make it ..don't blame the rich, for the worlds problemsedit on 06/-05004/2011 by sitchin because: misspelling
Originally posted by emsed1
reply to post by ShakaDoodle
I guess it's easier to just believe the crap Alex Jones spews than to just go look up where these guys have already given their money.
There is no "NEW WORLD ORDER". It's a paranoid fantasy delusion perpetrated by those who are intimidated or jealous of those with wealth or apparent power.
No man, no group, no order can take away your free will. You cannot enslave 7 billion people.
This place, ATS, is about DENYING ignorance, not spreading it.
I'm not saying that you have to believe everything the MSM tells you, but certainly you should view PrisonPlanet with the same healthy skepticism as Fox News.