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The Bill Gates Foundation is a $300 million dollar media Octopus

How much of the public narrative does Bill Gates buy for $300m?

The Media is the problem. Magnifying Glass.Buying national policy through backroom deals and party donations is so passe. For the Uber Rich it’s so much better to purchase the policy they prefer with glorious golden philanthropy. Be a hero, change the world, make money too.

Bill Gates runs his own branch of the Charity Industrial Complex. Other moguls buy a newspaper, but Gates buys influence one topic at a time.

Despite the reputation of funding the poor and downtrodden, somehow three hundred million dollars or more was gifted to the media. As if perchance the starving reporters of The Guardian needed it more say, than the malnourished of Chad?

Bill Gates has given $319 million to the media

Allan McLeod, Mintpress News

SEATTLE — Up until his recent messy divorce, Bill Gates enjoyed something of a free pass in corporate media. Generally presented as a kindly nerd who wants to save the world, the Microsoft co-founder was even unironically christened “Saint Bill” by The Guardian.

After sorting through over 30,000 individual grants, MintPress can reveal that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has made over $300 million worth of donations to fund media projects.

Even though this is “in plain view” there’s a level of deceit. If the people think the media is telling the whole news and nothing but the news, they might even believe they willingly chose the policy.

These are just the top ten beneficiaries:

Others with $3.5 million or so are the deprived outlets like the BBC, CNN and The Daily Telegraph.

So at the same time as  Google and Facebook were threatening the funding model of newspapers, radio and TV, Bill was helping them cover the costs of writing more on topics he was interested in.

Cynics might wonder if $300 million really buys much at all these days, but remember how cheap it was for the CCP to buy the New York Times? The masthead of record for the United States effectively sold out the nation for a piddling $100,000 a month. That was all that Chinese Communists had had to pay to “earn” sanitized stories of China that were little more than advertising, while stories of human rights abuses of Uigher concentration camps were quietly deleted. Imagine the effect it could have had if the New York Times had gone in hard with real news. Yet the cost to subvert that for President Xi was practically nothing.

So imagine the effect on news rooms all over the West when a few million dollars here and there lands on cash strapped editors with noble strings attached. Gates wouldn’t have to tell them how to report a climate change story, or a gender narrative — it was part of a culture that would permeate the tea-room.

Gates funded the media, journalism, in so many ways

The Gates Foundation even spent some $38 million on associations for journalists too, like the International Centre for Journalists, and the International Womens Media Foundation. It funded groups like Education Writers Association, and the National Press Foundation. It funded a few universities that train journalists

For groups like these a million dollars buys a lot of mileage.

It’s an Octopus:

“Today, it is possible for an individual to train as a reporter thanks to a Gates Foundation grant, find work at a Gates-funded outlet, and to belong to a press association funded by Gates. This is especially true of journalists working in the fields of health, education and global development, the ones Gates himself is most active in and where scrutiny of the billionaire’s actions and motives are most necessary,” MacLeod writes.

An unaccountable, unelected Octopus:

While the Gates Foundation fosters an air of openness about itself, there is actually precious little public information about what happens to the money from each grant, save for a short, one- or two-sentence description written by the foundation itself on the website,” he continued.

And these figures are just the primary donations. There will be secondary rivers of money, where groups funded by Gates divert streams toward the media too.

Media Gates keepers

That the Gates Foundation is underwriting a significant chunk of our media ecosystem leads to serious problems with objectivity….

[Tim] Schwab’s research has found that this conflict of interests goes right to the very top: two New York Times columnists had been writing glowingly about the Gates Foundation for years without disclosing that they also work for a group — the Solutions Journalism Network — that, as shown above, has received over $7 million from the tech billionaire’s charity.

Let’s not forget  … the “MS” in MSNBC stands for Microsoft.

Read it all

 

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104 comments to The Bill Gates Foundation is a $300 million dollar media Octopus

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    Well interesting, but do we know for certain which specific topics gates was puppet master for introducing to the media and what actual articles his interference produced?

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    You speak of subversion but this is something that many seem capable of achieving, not just Bill Gates

    This story has the ring of truth especially as the WHO head is a stooge of china and did not want to use xi as the next Greek letter for the new variant because it shares the same name as the friendly China premier.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/world/story/omicron-covid-variant-who-skip-letters-greek-alphabet-avoid-xi-1881452-2021-11-27

    Smilarly the Nudge unit situated in Whitehall with offices around the world seems to have been very good at guiding our thoughts on everything from covid to BLM , climate change to the green agenda

    So it seems that everyone is trying to buy influence and it looks like it is working.

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    Don B

    The full title of Robert Kennedy’s book is “The Real Anthony Fauci: Bill Gates, Big Pharma, and the Global War on Democracy and Public Health.”

    Gates spreads his money around where it will further his investments in big drug companies. It is not just about climate alarmism. The book was truly unsettling, but should be a necessary read for those trying to understand all of the Covid craziness.

    https://www.amazon.com/Real-Anthony-Fauci-Democracy-Childrens/dp/1510766804

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    OriginalSteve

    Apparently Gates is a significant contributor to WHO finances as well, to the tune of almost 10%. See below:

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/04/who-funds-world-health-organization-un-coronavirus-pandemic-covid-trump/

    Gates is also heavily involved in vaccines
    through other ventures.

    It appears that media message and the medical are both funded …er….what could possibly go wrong?

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    David Maddison

    One wonders how much of this sort of thing goes on with the Elites, if not Gates, noting that once-conservative media outlets have taken distinct turns to the Left, e.g. The Australian newspaper.

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    Richard+C+(NZ)

    >”Even though this is “in plain view” there’s a level of deceit.”

    Case in point:

    ‘A conflict of interests: when foundations invest in arms and tobacco’

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has held stock in Airbus, BAE Systems, and United Technologies, according to the 2015 IRS 990 forms filed for the Trust which holds its endowment.

    These companies are among the world’s largest weapons manufacturers.

    https://www.alliancemagazine.org/analysis/conflict-interests-foundations-invest-arms-tobacco/

    Also in the above article, Associated Press, which was the sole press agency to stay in Nazi Germany (see below) is supported by the Lily Foundation:

    Another private philanthropic foundation, the Lilly Endowment, likewise discloses its holdings in weapons giants Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, and Raytheon, as well as in tobacco giants Altria and Phillip Morris, all through the almost half a billion dollars it has invested in the Vanguard Institutional Stock Market Index Fund.

    ‘How the Associated Press Became Part of the Nazi Propaganda Machine
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-associated-press-became-part-nazi-propaganda-machine-180958629/

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    Ain’t “philanthropy” great ?

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      Richard+C+(NZ)

      AP’s still spinning the Rittenhouse case:

      ‘Post-trial, AP coverage of Rittenhouse worsens’

      The story also said, “The acquittal of Rittenhouse has touched off new conversations about racial justice, vigilantism and policing in America. The Illinois teen armed himself with an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle during an August 2020 protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, days after the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer. He said he came to small city to help protect a car lot from vandals and provide medical aid.”

      Not mentioned in the story was the fact that rioters indeed burned the car lot to the ground, destroying $2.5 million worth of vehicles.

      https://www.naturalnews.com/2021-11-27-post-trial-ap-coverage-of-rittenhouse-worsens.html

      Often it is not what is reported that is most important, it is what isn’t that is most telling.

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        Richard+C+(NZ)

        Natural News above was actually an article by retired newspaperman Don Surber linked below.

        Jo >”Let’s not forget … the “MS” in MSNBC stands for Microsoft.”

        Surber:

        It is one thing for Joy Reid and the crew at The View [MSNBC] to wring their hands over the acquittal of the Kyle Rittenhouse. They are idiot sock puppets of their corporate masters, Comcast [MSNBC] and Disney, respectively. If they ever utter something sane, they will be pulled off the air.

        https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2021/11/post-trial-ap-coverage-of-rittenhouse.html

        Comcast vows minimal oversight of MSNBC:

        COMCAST CEO CONFIRMS LACK OF OVERSIGHT OF NBC, MSNBC, OTHER COMCAST NEWS PROPERTIES
        PRESS RELEASE
        Free Enterprise Project by The National Center
        https://nationalcenter.org/ncppr/2021/06/02/comcast-ceo-confirms-lack-of-oversight-of-nbc-msnbc-other-comcast-news-properties/

        “Comcast CEO Brian L. Roberts confirmed today that Comcast’s corporate management team does not supervise the accuracy, quality or journalistic integrity of the company’s news outlets

        Does not detract from Don Surber’s opinion above because Joy Reid and the crew at The View is not “news” – it is news commentary (spin). Big difference, and the model for so much “news” these days.

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        John+R+Smith

        Here in the US, the Left’s targeting of the 2nd Amendment, has resulted in skyrocketing firearms sales.
        Particularly, the AR15 ‘style’.
        Also a proliferation of ‘variants’ (one of my new favorite words) of the AR ‘style’
        Once only available in one caliber, now available in multiple calibers.
        Once only a few manufactures, now many.
        The Duplicitous manipulating the Dumb.
        (Maybe if they threatened to ban vaccinations, everyone would want one.)

        BTW, I do have large quite stylish TFH, although my mother’s been dead for a while, so I can’t live in her basement.
        It’s is seriously not Global Warming here, so I WISH I was in Florida.
        In case Mr. Gunner is listening.

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    another ian

    FWIW

    IMO the second highlighted section makes this not quite O/T for this thread

    “Dr. Lawrie asked Hill to explain his U-turn on ivermectin, which his own analysis found overwhelmingly effective. “How can you do this?” she inquired politely. “You are causing irreparable harm.”

    Hill explained that he was in a “tricky situation,” because his sponsors had put pressure on him. Hill is a University of Liverpool virologist who serves as an advisor to Bill Gates and the Clinton Foundation. “ ”

    “Saturday Books & Snippet: The lies of Dr Fauci and the medical-pharmaceutical complex”

    https://bayourenaissanceman.blogspot.com/2021/11/saturday-books-snippet-lies-of-dr-fauci.html

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    David Maddison

    The Foundation’s top investments are as follows. Berkshire Hathaway is Warren Buffett and is a very woke company that harvests windmill subsidies. The second is involved in landfill gas harvesting. The woke connection with the other companies is not clear although the Elites do want the masses to travel by rail rather than private cars.

    https://www.investopedia.com/articles/markets/101215/what-bill-gatess-portfolio-looks.asp

    The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s portfolio has Berkshire Hathaway as its top holding with 50 million shares valued at over $11B.

    Waste Management is the second-largest holding with over 18.6 million shares valued at $2.12 billion.

    The third-largest holding is the Canadian National Railway Company with over 17.1 million shares valued at $1.54 billion.

    Caterpillar Inc. is the fourth-largest holding with 11.2 million shares for a total value of $1.66 billion.

    Walmart Inc. is the fifth-largest holding in the Foundation’s portfolio, with 11.6 million shares at a market value of nearly $1.40 billion.

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    PeterS

    This is just one example of many. Bill Gates is certainly not alone on this one, and could be argued he is just a small fry compared to the others. Regardless, they all have the same evil intentions. Anyone who hasn’t figure that out yet must be living under a rock.

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      Deano

      I’ve listened with amusement and alarm when I hear radio networks taken over by new owners. At the stoke of midnight when the new ownership formally takes effect, presenters that were conservative and proudly boasted that “absolutely NO ONE! ever tells me what the editorial content of my program is” suddenly become left-wing in accordance with the beliefs of the new owner.

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    Steve of Cornubia

    I am about 1/3rd of the way through Kennedy’s book and wondering why, so far at least, there has been no legal response from Fauci or Gates. Both do not fare well in the book and, though I am no lawyer, must surely instigate an action for libel?

    If neither does go to court over Kennedy’s assertions, then they must at least mount a public counter-offensive. Gates in particular, as stated above, has plenty of employees friends in the media, willing to defend him.

    Or is it that they are so sure of their entrenched power they can treat Kennedy as nothing more than an irritant?

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      another ian

      Steve

      But were they to do that don’t they open up the “discovery clause” – and if he is right – –

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    tom0mason

    Hey Jo,
    Looking deeper, you may find that Bill Gates and his pals are involved in a massive land grab of farm land (they call it an investment opportunity), agricultural distribution, and food processors, all the while promoting those lab made ‘food’ products.

    [Rather than task Jo with your idea, why not provide some information of your own? – LVA ]

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    TdeF

    Most smaller companies do not have to worry about their public image. It is possible that these companies are just buying complimentary press, PR.

    Public opinion is critically important and a single scandal in a huge company can be blown into something at board level and threatening share value. And in big companies scandals happen all the time. 181,000 people work for Microsoft. When I first did business with them, Bill and the late Peter Allen had only 50 people, before IBM walked in the front door.

    It’s hard to imagine the size of some of these companies. For example IBM has 346,000 people, likely from as many families, equivalent to two Tasmanias and Tasmania had Dr. Bob Brown and Jaqui Lambi. Of course there are scandals in big companies every single day. In a company like IBM it would take a year to meet all your employees if you shook hands 1,500 times a day, at 3 people a minute. Now remember their names.

    So of course very big companies spend a lot on image because it simply pays to keep the press sweet and ensure any story of mismanagement, misdemeanors or even outright skulduggery will be given no air. Saint Bill has not been penalized for his trips to Epstein’s Sex Island. Nor the Clintons many separate trips documented on Hilary’s livein girlfriend’s laptop seized by the New York police in jailing the appropriately named Weiner. So it’s likely a small exercise in PR, nothing more sinister and these amounts are actually tiny. Microsoft turnover is about $3Billion a week.

    And thanks to Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Apple, the traditional press is starved totally for advertising and these companies steal all their content and give it away free. Who needs journalists when you can hire teenagers. And older journalists have to write opinion pieces on subjects on which they have no idea at all, like Man Made Global Warming and the Wuhan Flu and the chance China invades Taiwan.

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    David Maddison

    Do you think Bill Gates or any of the other Leftist Elites suffer from the expensive energy they promote directly or indirectly?

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    David Maddison

    Gates also influences US Congress.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/12/bill-gates-pledges-1point5-billion-for-infrastructure-plans-climate-projects-.html

    Bill Gates pledges $1.5 billion for climate change projects if Congress passes infrastructure bill

    PUBLISHED THU, AUG 12 2021 1:31 PM EDT
    UPDATED THU, AUG 12 2021 2:55 PM EDT
    Emma Newburger

    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Thursday said his climate investment fund would pledge $1.5 billion for projects to combat climate change if Congress passes the infrastructure plan.

    The Senate’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which hasn’t yet passed through the House, provides the Department of Energy with $25 billion for climate-focused demonstration projects.

    Gates’ fund, run by his firm Breakthrough Energy, would spend the money over three years on initiatives to lower greenhouse gas emissions like zero emissions plane fuel.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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      TdeF

      Would that $1.5Billion gift be tax deductible? If so, it costs him nothing and he gets the credit and gets to decide how his tax money is spent. Nice work if you can get it.

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        TdeF

        Rich people just hire expert taxation people. And they know every legal trick. As Kerry Packer held, it is your responsibility to know the law and while avoidance is quite illegal, the onus is on the taxpayer to pay the right tax. So the Buffets and Gates and Bezos and Jobs and the rest pay no tax at all. But they are given choices and like to be creative. And governments love gifts.

        Donald Trump stopped the idea that tax paid at a State level was wholly deductible at a Federal level. One person paid $1.5Million in State taxes so he would not have to give the money to the Federal government. This is typical. Trump of course put a limit on that and Biden lifted it. The taxation games are amazing and after a lifetime on $140,000 a year as a senator, the Biden family is worth tens of millions. Tax deductible gifts are part of the game and they impress people with your generosity while the people do not realise it is coming out of their pockets.

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    Travis T. Jones

    To paraphrase the movie “Jaws” for Bill; “We’re gonna need a bigger grift.”

    They’re starting to make obvious mistakes …

    W.H.O. just said that “Omicron” was first reported by South Africa on 11/24/21.

    “The B.1.1.529 variant was first reported to WHO from South Africa on 24 November 2021.”

    https://www.who.int/news/item/26-11-2021-classification-of-omicron-(b.1.1.529)-sars-cov-2-variant-of-concern

    However, WEF reported this EXACT same “variant”—B.1.1.529, out of South Africa—way back in July.

    12 Jul 2021: ” Scientists in South Africa have discovered a small number of cases of a new COVID variant.

    They’re concerned that they could help it evade the body’s immune response and make the variant – named B.1.1.529 – more transmissible.”

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/07/how-scientists-detect-new-covid-19-variants/

    >> It is said that a liar must have a long memory, but, Gates and company have no fear of media exposure and can lie without accountability.

    We’re gonna need a bigger jail.

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      Travis T. Jones

      FWIW … This means that the “new variant” has been coming into Australia for at least 6 months.

      They will find omicron soon, and lock-downs, masks, personal space/social distance, blaming the pureblood for vaccine failure … will be back.

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        Lubos Moti. December 26, 2021 … Deutsch/Español/Related posts from blogosphere

        ‘Farcical pseudoscience of the new South African variant
        Omicron is a dumb story designed to bring the Coronazi ultramorons’ hysteria to an even higher level

        In the morning, I needed some 10 minutes to find out why the stock futures are collapsing today. Yes, when the movements are sharp, there is usually a single explanation (while the attributions of smaller, noise-like movements are usually fuzzy fairy-tales) and today it is

        A new Covid-19 variant could show immune evasion and enhanced transmissibility, South African scientists warn (CNN)
        Oh I see. So some African “scientists” have found a new genetic code of a SARS-CoV-2 descendant and called it the B.1.1.529 variant, also called “omicron” by the WHO or “nu” by others or (by the nutty Belgian PM) Covid-21. It has the highest number of mutations and maybe, perhaps, it will not only be more transmissible but also evade the immune system and other things. Millions of people clearly buy the garbage “science” news every day and today, this stuff is apparently enough to subtract 4% from DAX (the German index) while the Prague Index only lost 1.67% at the end (thank God, a lukewarm version of the psychopathy is here); some of the drop is “justifiable” by the fact that politicians are discussing new travel bans and similar things again (VIX, the index of fear, goes up damn 46%). How totally braindead do you have to become to buy something like that and react in this.’

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          So did Lubos have any scientific reasons? I can’t see any here.

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            OriginalSteve

            Hypothesis :

            That approx 3-4 months after a population reaches 50% double shot vaccination, you will start to see the first sustained community transmission of the virus, as you appear to need a critical mass of bodies harbouring the virus.

            The outbreak “clock” seems to also be reset by each new “booster”, so approx 3-4 months after the booster, again appear to see a lift in cases.

            By this hypothesis, our average date of reaching 50% vaccination was 01/09/2021 so next “outbreak” due around 01/01/2022.
            UK bootser #1 roll out started 01/11/2021, so next hypothesised “outbreak” due 01/02/2022
            Israel booster #1 roll started 15/08/2021, so next hypothesised “outbreak” due 15/12/2021 ( interestingly, if you look at ourworldindata.org, you will see the cases graph is in a trough.)

            Discussions/disputes/counter arguments welcome…….

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        another ian

        Well! Would you believe?

        “High Drama detected in NSW!”

        O My Cron!

        https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2021/11/high-drama-detected-in-nsw.html

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      Richard+C+(NZ)

      WEF article is dated 12 Jul 2021.

      Suspect WEF added in the top section wrt B.1.1.529 given this:

      “This article was last updated on 26 November 2021.”

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      Simon Derricutt

      Travis – the WEF article says it was updated on 26th November, presumably to add the data about B.1.1.529. Maybe need to look at the WayBack machine to to see what changed, but I’d suggest that this isn’t evidence that the WEF knew of this variant earlier. At the moment my ISP is having routing problems with even its portal page timing out, though it’s surprisingly fast to reach halfway round the world to Oz – go figure… so hunting the previous version of this article won’t work for me at the moment.

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      Kalm Keith

      Well spotted.
      Surely this isn’t suggestive of pre-planning.
      Wouldn’t that suggest that we are all being manipulated.

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    David Maddison

    In Melbournistan “The Age” newspaper was failing and was probably not financially viable but also took a distinct turn to the Left, more so than it already was, and miraculously it still exists, probably with the help from some Leftist Elite friends.

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    Custer Van Cleef

    Wow… someone really wants to have the media in his back pocket… I wonder why?

    Also a big buyer of American farmland — the biggest, if I recall correctly.

    All that money creation out of thin air, by Central banks, enables the tycoons to enjoy a never-ending buying spree.

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    Forrest Gardener

    The evidence just keeps piling up that big is the enemy of good.

    I’d be happy to hear a counter example.

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      David Maddison

      Big is not necessarily bad, but it has been allowed to become so, primarily due to government’s interference in market forces. E.g. “green” energy wouldn’t survive in a free market. In a few market Big Pharma wouldn’t be exempted from liability for defective products and alternatives wouldn’t be banned. In fact, nearly all Leftist causes can only be implemented via interference with market forces or accepted norms of morality.

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    David Maddison

    Gates also contributes to the “Fact” Checkers.

    https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/P-9-2020-002312_EN.html

    The social networking boom has brought with it new challenges. Any measures adopted to avoid disinformation in social media should not affect freedom of expression in what is nowadays one of the principal means of communication.

    The methods of supposedly controlling the dissemination of fake news used by social networks are clearly being exploited to attack the freedom of expression of people who think differently.

    To this end, Facebook uses fact checkers which belong to the International Fact-Checking Network financed by George Soros, Google and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, amongst others. In Spain, the principal fact checkers are Newtral and Maldita.es.

    These fact checkers, with direct links to the left-wing media and journalists, dedicate themselves to censoring opinions and news for ideological reasons, without the intervention of a judge.

    In the current coronavirus crisis, it is almost impossible to contradict the official data of a left-wing government for fear of being censored by these fact checkers.

    SEE LINK FOR REST

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    Brenda Spence

    Since the onset of COVID-19, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has sent over $54 million to fund “global health” projects in China, including to institutions controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborators, The National Pulse can reveal.nce the onset of COVID-19, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has sent over $54 million to fund “global health” projects in China, including to institutions controlled by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborators, The National Pulse can reveal.

    https://thenationalpulse.com/exclusive/exc-gates-foundation-sent-over-54-million-to-china-since-covid-including-to-wuhan-collaborators/

    Why?

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    Geoffrey+Williams

    $300m is peanutsin the scheme of things . . .
    GeoffW

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      Exactly.
      Which is why I mentioned how large the effect of the $100k a month the CCP spent on The New York Times. For just $1.2m a year, one of the most esteemed newspapers in the country sold out on their ideals.

      I was shocked at how cheap it was.

      How much is the budget for those non-profit journalist associations? Would $1 – $6m be a large part of their income? Maybe.

      $300m is nothing to Bill or the Bankers, but perhaps it goes an awfully long way if carefully targeted at people on fixed salaries?

      And remember all the millions (billions?) the Foundation has paid out for programs of a certain ilk — all of those programs will themselves generate press releases for a cause. They may even fund education campaigns on their topics, and those dollars won’t show up in the $300m quoted above.

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        farmerbraun

        Jacinda was able to purchase the allegiance of nearly the entire industry in NZ for not much more than $100 million. Of taxpayer money.

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        TdeF

        The clue is “one of the most esteemed newspapers in the country”.

        When I started a business in the US in the 1980s, I was asked why I read newspapers and had them delivered, The Chicago Times, The Wall Street Journal. People were genuinely puzzled. It was all on television, I was told. And CNN and cable was in the ascendancy.

        Now newspapers are history and Cable Television is going the same way. Remember Cable television? Before 5G? ‘CNN sucks’ is the chant of the crowd. And only old timers read the New York Times or the Melbourne’s Age. And these are all busy people who were taught to read newspapers, so they still do. And editorials.

        The New York Times is now so anti semitic, Jews will not read it. Which is odd as the Times newspapers were run by the Sulzberger family, one of the most famous Jewish families in America. Now they lie about the Best Sellers and omit huge runaway sales success books from the Times Best Seller list as political censorship. And with all the advertising gone to the internet giants and so much direct shopping/selling from online retailers like Amazon, they have no income.

        Newspapers were very rich and extremely arrogant, like Television executives. Newspaper barons were up there with Railroad, Beer, Steel barons. Then Henry Ford came along. Howard Hughes and TWA. And Bill Gates thirty years after the war. Sir Richard Branson and Sir Eddie Laker. Steve Jobs and his Apple iPhone. With the idea of copyright after the war, we had music barons like Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Mick Jagger, Paul MCartney, Bono. The joke is that difference between Bono and God is that God does not think he is Bono.

        Perhaps Rupert Murdoch is the last of his line but even he went Satellite (BSkyB), satellite delivery to electronic printers and owning content (Fox) earlier than his opposition. He saw the electronic future of news, even before the internet. And he went to war with the typesetters who set newspapers in black and white and lead type. It’s unbelievable now that newspapers were set in lead type. Of course newspapers are in colour. The rate of change is accelerating.

        But newspapers are dead. As Jordan Petersen commented, the corpse is still in the room but nobody notices.

        And the reason they are dead is that everyone can be a TV station, a publisher, everyone can get attention. So of course the New York Times accepts money for opinion. $1.2Million is a lot of money. Partly because journalism is near dead as a profession as like Television, it was funded entirely by advertising and that has vanished with the internet. Perversely subscription television now carries more advertising than free to air television and you are being asked to pay again for content with films on Prime.

        I doubt anyone in the US cares about the New York Times, except old timers, people born before 1980. And the esteemed newspaper they loved is long dead.

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          TdeF

          Perhaps the only magazine of humour and news I truly lament is the loss of Punch. Founded in 1841 it last published in 2002. It was a lot of fun. One friend even sat in the University library and read every issue. It was the Monty Python of the press. Now I console myself with the Spectator and some of the writing is so funny even when it is serious.

          One recent brilliant article ridiculed Kamala Harris when she visited NASA proposed that trees are racist, that you can tell the black areas from the lack of trees. And she suggested it was up to NASA to identify and inform Affirmative Tree Planting or destruction for social equity reasons because BLM. I often think politicians pushing social justice have no idea how silly they are.

          If you can buy influence with Newspapers, it is now obvious that even Space Exploration can be radicalized. And NASA was the orignal prime mover in fabricating man made runaway tipping point Armageddon Global Warming in 1988 and is now being enlisted in forming public opinion. After all, NASA put men on the moon. Fifty years ago. If they want more funding, they have to support BLM. With trees.

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            TdeF

            And Kamala Harris is a very strange person to be pushing Black rights. Her mother was an Indian Biological scientist and her father a black Jamaican, who came to America on a Jamaican Government scholarship in 1962 and the first Black American to achieve tenure at Stanford, so hardly an underprivileged black person. And while previously Los Angeles District Attorney, half Indian, half West Indian and a product of British culture, the only things she is not are American Indian or American black. Or lacking privilege at any level.

            In fact her father may be directly descended from slave owners and perhaps she should cancel herself? No statues will ever be erected to a black slave owner’s descendant. But there is a big bronze statue now of lifetime criminal George Floyd as a role model for young blacks, so anything is possible in a fact free media world where all fact checkers work for the media.

            So surely it is all very tongue in cheek that she asks NASA for affirmative action for racist trees. We all know what racist snobs trees are.

            Of course this ridiculous situation is hardly mentioned in the Press. They are determined to paint Kamala as a Black American saint and representative of all black Americans. Perhaps like George Floyd. The third rate journalists who now run the newspapers don’t let facts stand in the way of a living. And Kamala is keeping as far away from the Mexican border as she can, whether in Paris shopping or Singapore shopping.

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    Travis T. Jones

    They will create the virus, pretend and sell the antidotes… Colonel Gaddafi

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyhuPAMNRb0

    >> You don’t need to speak Arabic, or French to understand what he says, just persevere and the French words will be obvious in English.

    No wonder they killed him … for telling the truth.

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      Ronin

      I wondered why they took him out, he was behaving after they bombed his tent and killed his son, and he had handed over the Lockerbie bomber, although it seem he may not have been the one who did it.

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        Will

        They had to do so to destabilize that area and they succeeded Blair and Clinton both should be **** for their roles here.
        Bush did his bit by allowing the CIA/FBI to ignore the blatant 9/11 warnings (FDR did the same WRT Pearl Harbour) as he was supposed to finish daddy’s job and remove Sadat thereby destabilizing the whole ME. Very successful bit of work by the globalists and it has been even more successful for them, igniting the invasion of Europe.
        I used to laugh at the JFK assassination conspiracy theories, but now that I know that like Trump. he was his own man and wanted to do what he saw was right and proper and NOT what he was ordered to do, I can see why his “own people” removed him*. How Trump is still alive and has not had a convenient “heart attack” “suicide” or MVA is beyond me. I guess he knows that his security has always to be > 100% and by now has learnt to trust No one.

        *[I didn’t realize that was proven? Please, can we stick with the discipline of calling speculation “speculation”. OK? –Jo]

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          Will

          Jo…The Kennedy assassination I can agree, as that is speculation and long distance at that. But the whole concept of destabilizing Nth Africa and the ME and the secondary invasion of Europe, stinks of organized preplanning. As you well know, if I actually had any evidence, I would be long dead, so you are correct, it IS speculation and hence my apology.
          However, it just seems to me like a jigsaw puzzle slowly coming together.

          WRT Pearl Harbour there is a story I read in a military journal years ago: a Dutch submarine spotted the PH Japanese attack force and told Singapore RN base there. But somehow it was never received by the USN. When that submarine docked in Singapore, they were told to talk to nobody, physically prevented from doing so and were immediately sent to Australia under radio silence to deliver an “item” and never were seen again. The Japanese and the German naval logs for the pacific showed no submarine attacked by them in this period. Only such an attack on the USA could allow FDR to enter the war with congress approval.

          I have no idea if you have read “American Betrayal” by Diana West but FDR provoked Japan and by doing so saved Stalin. Add this to the Leftist academic hated book Viktor Suvorov’s “The Chief Culprit” and you receive a different view of WW2 and who started it. Almost all (not quite) academic Military historians are now leftists so naturally it was panned. It does not cleanse Hitler but it does show who backed him financially and why and the aim of it all. Militarily, Hitler pre-empted Stalin by about a week or two.
          When I read history, I covered WW2 and I kept finding things in the Wehrmacht divisional records that I could never explain until I read Suvorov then I finally understood.
          What we now see around us is the results of the 1930s infiltration and deliberate. misinforming of the west as it was not just confined to the USA and the UK. But now the liars have the full backing of the monied. The political lies we have been exposed to go back a very long way. If this is unacceptable please say so.

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            Nothing unacceptable at all. It’s all very interesting, and Diana West writes a great book. Thank you. I know at least one other who speaks highly of Suvorov.

            There are so many conspiracy theories around now, and some of them are probably true. The hard task is to figure out which ones. I just want us all to stay disciplined. I don’t want to stop speculation…

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              Will

              Jo, one last?important point about Pearl Harbour: by 1941 it was very apparent that aircraft carriers had replaced battleships as by far the most important naval weapon. There were two USN aircraft carriers in Pearl 36 hrs before the attack and both were scheduled for resupply and leave. Suddenly an order was received telling them to sail east immediately for “exercises” despite both needing resupply. IIRC they even left a few crew members behind so sudden was it all. In addition, and this is hearsay off an old now deceased “Yank”, so unconfirmed, they usually sailed west for such exercises. IMHO FDR knew and he sacrificed 3500 men to join the war and save Uncle Joe

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      Vicki+Sanderson

      Fascinating!!!

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    David Maddison

    Civilisation-destroying Leftist propaganda can be added to the other destruction Gates has done to the world such as a fundamentally defective operating system.

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      Ronin

      Not sure if it’s true but Gates was talking to a Ford exec and Gates said, if the auto industry had kept pace with the computer industry, new Fords would cost 1/20th of 20 years ago and be 100 times more powerful and fast, the Ford guy says , yes but they don’t need to be replaced every time the road lines are repainted and you don’t have to pull to the side of the road, wind your window up and down twice and open and shut the door to restart the engine do you.

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        Clyde Spencer

        And if the auto industry had followed the lead of the computer industry, we would all be driving carnival bumper cars, inasmuch as they can’t get much smaller and still meet their purpose.

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        Dave in the States

        Indeed, IT adopted Alfred Sloan’s concept of pre-planned obsolescence from the very beginning.

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    Major. Distraction

    Thank you, Joanne Nova. Your getting very close now to seeing who is behind it all. William Henry Gates III. Has subjugated the majority, including our politicians. More info. Look for me on Linkedin. Vaughn Brown. Sift through all my posts you will find a trove. Including Event 201. The pandemic prelude to global censorship and control. >>>12-398 Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (06/13/2013)<<< tried to patent the human genome in 2013. Trial lost. No doubt this will be revisited for those vaccinated with mRNA.

    Peace and good health.

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      I was aware of Event 201 from Feb 2020. A quick search at the time showed there have been simulations and preludes to all kinds of diseases run around the world on a regular basis. Coronaviruses have been suggested as a source of global pandemics for years (especially after SARS 1). See Ebola Simulation fictional outbreak scenario . Or Influenza, or Zika, or Nipah, or Marberg. See Exercise Cygnus. Clade X..

      If I were evil and intending to fake a virus release it would seem odd to run a simulation at the exact same time as the Wuhan Military Games. Though, I suppose, double thinking it, perhaps if I wanted to generate a lot of conspiracy type claims there would be something to being so unbelievably in-your-face obvious. There is a PR Technique where generating wild sounding theories tends to drown out the real conflicts of interests, and is easy to ridicule, and makes a lot of noise. The whole article on MintPress even mentions things like this.

      Unfortunately, many of these real criticisms of Gates and his network are obscured by wild and untrue conspiracy theories about such things as inserting microchips in vaccines to control the population. This has meant that genuine critiques of the Microsoft co-founder are often demonetized and algorithmically suppressed, meaning that outlets are strongly dissuaded from covering the topic, knowing they will likely lose money if they do so. The paucity of scrutiny of the world’s second-richest individual, in turn, feeds into outlandish suspicions.

      So I’ve been aware but reluctant to buy in or draw attention to claims unless they have a solid base.

      It easier to win over the people “in the middle” with careful claims, which is why I think this funding study is so important. People need to be aware of the “hidden advertising” and influence of the philanthropy movement and that the media is not seeking to serve “the subscribers” very much any more.

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        Major. Distraction

        I’m not into conspiracy theories either, but debunking fact from fiction. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, still prove Bills overreach in every sector of this vaccine roll out. I’m more focused on why Bill Gates is vaccinating the world in general. After his failing causing death in India with his polio vaccines, forced vaccinations in Africa. It is unethical that he has complete immunity. And yet under the philanthropic guise, he continues to be an unelected voice guiding all nations leaders to the exception of China & Russia. To continue the censorship of health professionals and expert virologists world wide, and a forced mandate of his vaccine using his P.R. guy, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

        This is a video on mass media control or as it is other wise known Manufactured Consent.

        https://rumble.com/vo0dwu-mass-psychosis-how-an-entire-population-becomes-mentally-ill.html

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          All these questions about the ethics of one rich guy disguising his opinion as “news” through a Charity front are exactly why I posted this story. Yes, there is a lot to discuss.

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          John+R+Smith

          Mr. Gate’s Net Zero equation …
          CO2=PxSxExC

          (from his TED talk, easy to find)

          I’m no rocket scientist, but P(opulation) S, E, and C have to be zero to achieve Net Zero.
          He even cited ‘vaccines’ as a method of population control.
          The man who wants the entire world to be barefoot is selling shoes.
          Hide in plain sight.
          Call anybody that sees the gorilla a ‘conspiracy theorist’.

          Net Zero Co2.
          Net Zero Virus.
          Puritanism.
          You get Salem.
          And Salafism.

          One of the Neo Puritans just gave a couple of press conferences in OZ last week.
          It’s in the eyes.

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    David Maddison

    Like nearly all sea level rise catastrophists (AUS: Turnbull, Flannery, Gillard, US: Kerry, Obama, Gore etc.) Gates has a nice waterfront property.

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    Dennis

    The climate hoax globalists have invested in media companies world wide, CH9 Australia has acquired the Fairfax Group of newspapers since this news was published;

    “George Soros buys into Nine’s $1.9bn IPO
    By Jake Mitchell

    December 5, 2013 — 3.00am

    Billionaire investor George Soros is understood to have bought $6 million to $8 million of shares in Nine Entertainment ahead of the company’s $1.9 billion IPO on Friday.

    Nine will hit the public market on Friday with a value of $1.9 billion, after pricing at the bottom of the indicative price range in the hope of boosting demand in the secondary market.

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    SimonB

    Can’t imagine why this surprises anyone. Billionaires have been purchasing media and political influence for ever. Only the idealistic left would believe their champions of Marxist Utopia would never do that!

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    Clyde Spencer

    The donations to The Conversation are particularly egregious. The Australian organization is very liberal and openly hostile to any skeptic criticism of their articles on ‘global heating.’ I have had comments deleted when pointing out errors of fact, even before they announced that they would routinely so so. I apparently melted some snowflakes with a comment that “Even fishermen are acquainted with the phenomenon of specular reflection from water.” While they are an Australian organization, they routinely publish criticisms of the US Second Amendment. It seems to be primarily a propaganda outlet for progressive causes.

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      Indeed. The Australian Conversation was set up for around $6m in govt seed funding I think, and then copied and spread to the UK and USA.

      So $6m from Bill is a significant part. It probably buys quite a lot of investigative culture at Conversation which is also controlled by the universities and academics who write on it.

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    Vicki+Sanderson

    For Robert kennedy Jr’s magnificent speech that he recently delivered in Italy regarding the current global attack on human rights:

    https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/robert-f-kennedy-jr-full-speech-milan-italy-november-13th-2021/

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    Bruce

    Speaking of nasty bugs:

    Can anyone help me with this:

    N95 masks are rated to filter out 95% of particles .3 microns and larger in diameter. COVID virii are 0.1 microns, so…

    Has EVERY batch of Chinese masks imported into Australia been inspected and certified by the “Health” mavens?

    Supplementary: If they were inspected and “passed”, were the tests actually appropriate for the task? Remember that relatively early in the Kovid Kaper, EU nations rejected a substantial quantity of Chinese-made masks as being “sub-standard”.

    (https://vietnamtimes.org.vn/tag/recall-china-made-face-masks-2362.tag)

    If no inspection / sampling / certification has been conducted, can one safely infer that the entire rock-show is just theatre / “conditioning”?

    And, as always, Jim: “Follow the money”.

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    Ross

    I’ve always hated Bill Gates – well at least from the time he effectively pirated the Apple OS by selling Windows software. The world had a small window of opportunity to have the better Apple OS become the general standard in personal computing, but no, in came Gates with the substandard Windows OS tacked onto an already substandard IBM compatible hardware. That nerdy boyish look never fooled me and to have him commenting on subjects like COVID epidemiology was just insulting.

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      another ian

      Chiefio calls Windows “The original computer virus” from quite a career in computers

      And also remember that Intel chips back om BC were NOT the “chipman’s chip”

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    Will

    If you want to know anything about Gates do read this 2014 article that hits the spot totally:
    https://africaunauthorised.com/the-madness-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-2/

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      Will

      And totally expected at least by myself and probably many others.
      Just like cloned antibodies and Ivermectin for their treatment unlike that of the plebs.
      I cannot say here what I see as ultimate justice but I think that we all know what it will have to be.
      I would rather die fighting them than in slowly succumbing to their deliberate poisons.
      In several years’ time when those given the “jab” start dropping in droves instead of just the odd one here or there, maybe we will see a response.

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    David Maddison

    Well, this is not surprise….

    https://www.gatesfoundation.org/ideas/articles/coronavirus-interview-trevor-mundel-drug-trials

    From the existing data, which need validation in a trial, it looks like hydroxychloroquine could be a good agent for prophylaxis. It actually blocks the entry of the virus into the cell, so the hypothesis makes a lot of sense: if you have the drug in your system and you get exposed, you won’t let the virus get into your cells and you won’t get onset of disease. That is what the trials are aimed at showing.

    [..]

    This trial will be done by the University of Oxford and is being funded by Wellcome through the Accelerator. It will be a much longer study — two years.

    https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-05-no-clinical-benefit-use-hydroxychloroquine-hospitalised-patients-covid-19#:~:text='We%20have%20concluded%20that%20there,RECOVERY%20trial%20with%20immediate%20effect.

    We have concluded that there is no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalised with COVID-19. We have therefore decided to stop enrolling participants to the hydroxychloroquine arm of the RECOVERY trial with immediate effect.

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      Will

      Perhaps that was why there were so few CV19 deaths in malaria endemic (HCQ) areas as well as the endemic parasite areas (IM) of the world. I think that those “studies” would be more reliable than an academic one funded by the wrong people to give the wrong answer.
      We can no longer trust ANY academic research funded by vested interests a point which despite being logically obvious has always been totally ignored by all.

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    David Maddison

    Paul Joseph Watson talks about Bill Gates, from 9 months ago.

    https://youtu.be/ARDXlyq3EgI

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    dinn, bob

    Gates pals with Schwab and has limited diplomatic immunity in Switz. Klaus Schwab strikes again at Davos
    https://balance10.blogspot.com/2021/11/klaus-schwab-strikes-again-at-davos.html

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      David Maddison

      Schwab has an …errr… interesting choice of beachwear.

      Google images “klaus schwab beach” without the quite marks.

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        TdeF

        How do you know that is Schwab?

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          John+R+Smith

          By using the same standards as the establishment media and government.
          The same truthiness as DJT ‘Russian collusion’.
          And Kyle ‘crossing state lines’.
          And Greek alphabet ‘variants’. (Greek and Latin is a sure indicator of ‘Science’.)
          I mean if there not gonna let me eat if I refuse a medication.

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      Kalm Keith

      One frame indicates it might be a Max Schwab.

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    David Maddison…but…but…it’s okay when Bill does it!

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    roman

    I’ve had an idea for a while, that as an organisation increases in size/ value/ head-count it becomes less of an independant entity and more a social institution, and should therefor be proportionally socialised.

    No billion dollar foundations. No businesses with a market cap greater than some single digit billions. All get rolled into the state – that is us.

    A ‘private’ business isn’t so private if its executives are regularly lunching/ partying with elected officials. What are they talking about? Something private or something that the public will find out about down the line once plans have been implemented……

    Cancel big business. In a stepped manner. Socialise it. Generously paying for shares. Honouring the founders with statues and pensions and stuff.

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    David Maddison

    Latest from JP Sears on the FDA.

    Excellent.

    Under 9 mins.

    https://youtu.be/Czu11HmhfAY

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    Wet Mountains

    Just read where the good people in New Zealand can now use the bathroom when visiting. That’s great. What were they doing before?

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