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(Daily Mail)   'I have no use for money': Bill Gates plans to use his billions to eradicate polio   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 10
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2013-01-21 01:49:34 PM
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Damnit Bill, people with money are supposed to be evil.  You're ruining it for all of the other billionaires.
2013-01-21 03:07:50 PM
1 votes:
Say what you want about his products. The man has done more good with his money than most
2013-01-21 03:07:12 PM
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BronyMedic: unlikely: Isn't polio all but gone already? I mean besides a few anti-vax holdouts like ultra-religio-pakistan, isn't it completely gone?

It's making a huge comeback in India and Nigeria, in particular, because of religious anti-vax nonsense and anti-west fear mongerig.

Clerics and community leaders are ACTUALLY telling these people that vaccines are a western plot to sterilize them and give them AIDS.


I've always wondering why any cultish leader makes statements like these and how they actually go about justifying such statements? Is it simply to justify/cement their own power of the individuals who take them seriously? Are the clerics themselves really that ignorant? Seems to me that anyone who reads one book will read another and another and really not be all that foolish of a person. Do they not see the evidence of the positive effects vaccines have had on human civilization since their inception? Mostly I'm just curious how ignorance is able to flourish on any level.
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2013-01-21 03:05:47 PM
1 votes:
I find it not a little amusing that his father was such an unbearable hard-ass to him when he was younger and dropped out of college.
Bill is doing more good than imaginable. Polio is an insidious disease. We licked it here, it would be wonderful to list it as 'extinct'.
2013-01-21 03:04:25 PM
1 votes:
Second time I've seen this without the headline quote.

He said:
Money has no utility to me beyond a certain point.

Not that he has no use for money.
2013-01-21 03:04:08 PM
1 votes:
No, he's not going to give it all to you. He's not stupid.
2013-01-21 03:01:55 PM
1 votes:
Only rich people say things like "money isn't important to me."
2013-01-21 02:57:46 PM
1 votes:

BillCo: Damnit Bill, people with money are supposed to be evil.  You're ruining it for all of the other billionaires.


Thankfully he and Buffett might be making some a bit uncomfortable.
2013-01-21 02:42:17 PM
1 votes:
Although I can find headlines of Gates saying "I have no use for money", none of the related articles actually contain a quote of him saying that.

In any case, eradicating polio seems like a very good use for money.
2013-01-21 01:57:48 PM
1 votes:
That's very sweet of him.
 
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