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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife
    Congrats Sasha on all you've accomplished in skating. You are the best silver medalist in history... Must be all that quality...


    Sorry, can't resist! I knew better what she thought, or rather what she did do during the season.

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    Zheng, where have you been? I've really missed you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu
    Very glad to hear that! The worst thing about it is he is just giving it to the top money making organizations in the world anyway - pharmaceuticals. Some does go to the "needy" via governments of said needy, but I take that as a whatever helps you sleep at night. It is funny how people would want to think something good about someone like that, when there track record is clear. "So he betrayed trust between a colleague, that's just business." Sad and true as it might be, just because things have been does not always mean they must stay that way.
    I guess my point was he is shaking "bad rep" with most - and Ant is most likely correct with him "buying" good PR.
    Not on topic, but I must respond ... even before he got the $ from Buffet, he was giving away over $1billion per year. I know people who have received funds from the foundation ... they are very selective, but support causes that aren't sexy and haven't been successful at getting funding. Maybe they are giving $ to pharmaceutical companies, but it is to find cures for diseases such as malaria that no one will touch because they can't make money off them. More people in Africa die from malaria than AIDS, but no one wasn't to put the time and money into the R&D for a vaccine because drugs for Africa won't make you rich. This money is saving lives. Truly. I might buy into the PR thing if I didn't know people who had received funding from them. I am truly impressed by what they are doing.

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    "cures" are already there. And who was getting the money, ah you know, that is probably better then Billy. Just 'cause it sounds nice, does not mean more then 10% sees any of it.

    BTW, that "giving away" was part of the budget for tax breaks. Please don't allow the naive to be so prevalent. Bill has no idea what is going on, he is just a "manager" trying to keep faith. It is really simple if you deal with it. He smelled the coffee long ago, why don't you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaniBu
    "cures" are already there. And who was getting the money, ah you know, that is probably better then Billy. Just 'cause it sounds nice, does not mean more then 10% sees any of it.
    Not quite sure what you are trying to say, but I'll try ... 'cures' - malaria, no. There are excellent drugs, but you need to take them daily, which is not realistic for so many reasons. No enough people seeing it ... there is truth in that statement ... Gates is focusing on the things people need rather than the politics of getting it too them. There is so much corruption in many coutries that the people who need it, don't necessarily get it ... but that's a different issue alltogether. Anyway, while I agree his business practices were questionable, well at least ruthless, I am dang impressed with amount of good he's doing now. No, it's not a cure all. What he's giving, while a lot of money, isn't material in the grand scheme of things, but it's an excellent start ... and, maybe, it'll encourage others to do the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tharrtell
    Not quite sure what you are trying to say, but I'll try ... 'cures' - malaria, no.
    ...how do you know this? What do you think you know? Face the truth.
    - sorry, sometimes I really sound like a butt head. Sorry for the tone.

    Take them daily? Well what does that mean you need to do? take forever, maybe you'll see the reality eventually. Maybe????

    Excellent? And you are right, "a different issue all together." Could you have said anything more true than that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckm
    Zheng, where have you been? I've really missed you.
    Still hang around. Not being up to FS lately. Started a new job in mid May and very busy with it.......Looks like my favorate skater gets on her life, so am I getting on with my new work (btw, I like it very much).

    But this is one of my favorate board, I'll visit it more often when the season starts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzheng
    Still hang around. Not being up to FS lately. Started a new job in mid May and very busy with it.......Looks like my favorate skater gets on her life, so am I getting on with my new work (btw, I like it very much).

    But this is one of my favorate board, I'll visit it more often when the season starts.
    Congrats on the new job!!! You were missed!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzheng
    Still hang around. Not being up to FS lately. Started a new job in mid May and very busy with it.......Looks like my favorate skater gets on her life, so am I getting on with my new work (btw, I like it very much).

    But this is one of my favorate board, I'll visit it more often when the season starts.
    Congratulations also. I've been getting on with my life much in the same way. Can't wait until the new season starts...

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    Glad to have yo back MZheng. We have missed having you around. I can't wait for the season to begin either.

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