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    Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    to fight a number of illnesses including AIDS. The record donation will save an estimated nine million lives.

    Gates: $10B vaccine program could save 8.7M lives - CNN.com



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    I always laughed when people have tried to say Bill Gates is evil and whatever...he constantly donates billions of dollars to good causes every year, which is more than almost anyone can say, who don't even donate their money OR time to anything except the TV/internet.



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    His next donation? Paying off our student loans.


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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    That's impressive.


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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    the going rate for a life now-a-days is $1,100?



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    Great gesture. But Melinda Gates says

    "We've been into classrooms where there was 80 students in one class,"

    Umm...really?



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    This is wonderful. Now let's hope and pray that that the execution of this intent is fulfilled and the vaccines are delivered to the people in need and not stonewalled by corruption, government, or greed.


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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    Quote Originally Posted by JY07 View Post
    the going rate for a life now-a-days is $1,100?
    $1149* lol..well most of the AIDS stuff is in Africa actually, so $1,149 is quite a bit of money in most nations there.



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    Quote Originally Posted by gogagig View Post
    Great gesture. But Melinda Gates says

    "We've been into classrooms where there was 80 students in one class,"

    Umm...really?
    Could be worse..like 120



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    i've been in classrooms with 400 people. something needs to be done about this american education


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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    Wow, good man. I can't even fathom how much 10 Billion Dollars really is.



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    I don't know how anybody can rip on Bill Gates, and I guess I've heard of very few that have unless it's Microsoft competitors. Guys like Gates and Buffett are good guys that seem to have genuine compassion for those suffering with diseases and poverty.



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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    Quote Originally Posted by CloneIce View Post
    Wow, good man. I can't even fathom how much 10 Billion Dollars really is.
    The sad part is that this guy has so much money that giving away $10B really doesn't kill him financially.


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    Re: Bill Gates donates 10 billion dollars

    Down with capitalism and free market!



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    Nothing wrong with capitalism and the free market. The problems with it arise with unregulated capitalism, and failing to enforce laws and regulations. We've just seen what unregulated greed can do to the economy.



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