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  •  He's trying to buy a positive legacy (4+ / 0-)

    Curing malaria is the means, not the end. That being said, hats off to his wife. She must be a true saint to have convinced him to try to do some good with his billions. It might have been his money, but it was all her idea.

    •  Don't forget (0+ / 0-)

      How Gates & Buffett have promised to give half their money away.

      Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

      by Helpless on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 05:33:09 PM PST

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      •  Yes, half.... Whoopie (1+ / 0-)
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        Curing malaria in Africa and privatizing our schools here in America are not exactly my choices for good.

        We need a lot of help here in America - not private schools run by foreign businesses.... (Yes, the Harmony Schools in Houston are owned and operated by a Turkish man/group and all the profits, um, our taxpayer money, goes back to Turkey... the uniforms, the textbooks, the teachers, etc.).

        -6.13 -4.4 Where are you? Take the Test!!!

        by MarciaJ720 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:09:57 PM PST

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        •  I'll give you a half a point (1+ / 0-)
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          School privatization is evil.  But curing malaria in Africa is not your choice for good?  I take it you would spend your millions somewhere else, probably in the US.  But don't try to put down someone for trying to eliminate malaria.  Gawd! Have a heart.

          Even Democrats can be asses. Look at Rahm Emanuel.

          by Helpless on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:29:24 PM PST

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          •  My point about Malaria (0+ / 0-)

            is that we have so many children RIGHT HERE IN AMERICA who are living and dying due to poor living conditions.  I don't think helping with malaria is a bad thing, I just wish they would put their money back into Americans who need it badly or we will be a lost cause for not looking after our own.

            -6.13 -4.4 Where are you? Take the Test!!!

            by MarciaJ720 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 04:42:25 PM PST

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