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Case for Bill Gates To Focus on Microsoft Not Foundation

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    raymond

     

     

    Cool

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    Proton2

    This should interest Sven , as it's filmed in front of an Denmark crowd.

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    Sven Groot

    @Proton2: And why would that interest me?

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    ZippyV

    Why is this idiot not banned yet?

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    Proton2

    @Sven Groot: Ah, right your Netherlands, sorry about that. I'm not very familiar with Denmark, however I have visited Amsterdam on my start to a 3 week tour of Europe and Denmark was not on the list.

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    Proton2

    , ZippyV wrote

    Why is this idiot not banned yet?

    I assume your just playing a roll to match your avatar and commenting against such videos that aim to try to rid the world of characters, as your avatar represents, like you?  

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    evildictait​or

    Why should Bill Gates have to do what you want him to? Surely the whole point of a free society and capitalism is he is free to do what he wants with his money?

    If he wants to spend it on malaria vaccines for people in Africa, who are you to tell him he can't, and he needs to get back to his desk at Microsoft and work for whatever definition of "greater good" you deem to be correct?

    That's a Soviet mentality you've got there, raymond. It's not capitalism.

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    exoteric

    @Proton2: Amsterdam or Denmark - what's the difference anyway - we're all sitting on the back of one big turtle looking up at a painted ceiling... or something like that...

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    Sven Groot

    @Proton2: Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands. The capital of Denmark is Copenhagen.

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    PaoloM

    , Proton2 wrote

    *snip*

    I assume your just playing a roll to match your avatar and commenting against such videos that aim to try to rid the world of characters, as your avatar represents, like you?  

    Being quiet right now would probably be the wisest move on your part.

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    Charles

    , ZippyV wrote

    Why is this idiot not banned yet?

    For what offense(s), exactly? We don't ban people for posting random content in the Coffeehouse, a place where much randomness takes place... It's up to you to ignore this stuff, not for us to ban users whom you find annoying. Also, calling a Niner an idiot breaks one of our basic rules of engagement: don't be mean.

    Play nice, Zippy.

    C

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    raymond

    @evildictaitor:

    I think you missed the point of the video that argues for capitalism and individualism and against socialism or collectivism and  government intervention.

    Regarding malaria and government intervention to ban the use of DDT:

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    ScanIAm

    If DDT is the silver bullet for solving malaria, why is there effectively no malaria in the US?

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    evildictait​or

    , raymond wrote

    @evildictaitor:

    I think you missed the point of the video that argues for capitalism and individualism and against socialism or collectivism and  government intervention.

    I think perhaps you've missed the point. 

     

    I.e. You are being socialist (telling Bill Gates how to spend his money) and collectivist (because it's somehow part of the "greater good" if he spends it how you suggest) and being anti-capitalist (not letting him spend his own money) and anti-individualist (not letting his decide for himself what to do with his money).

    If you're a capitalist and an individualist, you have to hand it to him. He made the money fair and square. If he wants to spend it all on malaria tablets and give them out for free in Africa, that's for him to decide.

    Telling Bill Gates how to spend his money because "it would be better for society if he spent it this way or that way" is socialist collectivism. Recognising his right to choose how to spend his own money is capitalist individualism.

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