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Bill Gates thinks the global shift towards
nationalism made the coronavirus response worse

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Posted By: tisHimself, 4/27/2020 8:01:14 AM

Microsoft billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates believes an upswing in nationalism left the world ill-positioned to cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to The Times in an interview published Friday, Gates was asked whether current politicians were up to the task of responding to the crisis. The billionaire worded his answer carefully. "You go to war with the leaders you have [...] In retrospect you get to judge how well that went," he said.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: dst4life 4/27/2020 8:03:19 AM (No. 392900)
Why is it that some of the dumbest people managed to become so rich? It's truly frightening.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/27/2020 8:07:56 AM (No. 392908)
Billy Bob, Your DOS theft was really bad, your Windows is a fraud, whipped cream on dog stuff and now your a genius because you stole tons of cash...How does it feel to be a total Loser?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 4/27/2020 8:14:12 AM (No. 392922)
Computer users give Bill Gates a "C-" in Windows and that's only the best version. The nerd patented a stolen idea and never did get it right. His next revelation will be that coronavirus affected Climate Change. Actually it has, nobody moving around and industry at a standstill allows cleaner air and locked down beaches keeps the water pure.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Venturer 4/27/2020 8:23:11 AM (No. 392943)
I don't really give a rat's patoot what Bill Gates has to say,
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Reply 5 - Posted by: PChristopher 4/27/2020 8:25:41 AM (No. 392949)
Bill Gates is living, breathing proof that incredibly intelligent people are NOT incredibly intelligent about anything beyond their limited area of expertise.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: hoopsfan 4/27/2020 8:29:16 AM (No. 392952)
So Bill sides with China? And continues to dump money into the WHO? While refusing to criticize their handling of the virus? No thanks for your advice on this, Bill and family.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Laotzu 4/27/2020 8:32:19 AM (No. 392958)
So what you're saying, Bill, is the crisis is over and we can get back to the Trump bashing?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/27/2020 8:35:40 AM (No. 392963)
Bill, Bill, Bill. How can you be so smart and so ignorant and stupid at the same time? Your idea of multi-tasking during the stay at home order?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bur Oak 4/27/2020 8:54:35 AM (No. 392978)
More proof that wealth, knowledge, and social status are not equal to wisdom. A recent previous example was Michael Bloomberg.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: RCFLyer98 4/27/2020 8:56:27 AM (No. 392982)
China and Gates are thieves of "intellectual property". Birds of a feather anyone?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: paral04 4/27/2020 8:58:05 AM (No. 392985)
Au contraire, Bill. If we were more isolationist we would not have been hit so hard by this virus and we were we would have made in America masks and testing equipment to deal with it. You are a globalist because that is how you got filthy rich. Why don't you spread a little of your money around in the country that gave you the opportunity to be so?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: JayD 4/27/2020 9:01:05 AM (No. 392990)
An example of how some people, having so much of their personal time and effort invested in an idea, see the rest of the world upside-down rather than question their one goal. Hubris.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: rusino 4/27/2020 9:04:39 AM (No. 392995)
I have always been wary of Bill Gates...now I don’t trust him at all!
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Reply 14 - Posted by: chumley 4/27/2020 9:06:23 AM (No. 392997)
Gates' biggest accomplishment was to use some very shady practices to patent and market an operating system that made him billions. He never invented a thing; he hired people who invented things. Smart businessman, yes. Qualified to lead people or governments, no. I'll run my own life thanks.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: The Remnants 4/27/2020 9:12:09 AM (No. 393004)
Whenever I think even twice about any of these people who think they are gods of the universe, "Without God, everything is permissible." comes to mind.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: wakeupcall 4/27/2020 9:25:48 AM (No. 393022)
Bill, you should be embarrassed for not knowing what God says about the rich men. Money can't buy your salvation, especially if you brag about it making sure everyone knows just how wonderful you are. Matthew 19:22-24 22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. 23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven. 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bigfatslob 4/27/2020 9:47:02 AM (No. 393046)
Billy Bozo Gates better love WHO and his Chinese counterparts. After all they make his gadgets with cheap slave labor but little does this genius know Trump can levy high taxes on his produce 'Made in China' if he wants. It's the same with Nike shoes so Gates better shut his dumb sounding pie hole or he just might wake up the sleeping giant, President Trump, to respond.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: TJ54 4/27/2020 9:47:28 AM (No. 393049)
Thanks Gates for the Red China point of view
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Reply 19 - Posted by: konocti95 4/27/2020 9:50:31 AM (No. 393054)
Gates is exactly right, but for nationalism the world would be very much like it was in January, flourishing and prosperous. Chinese nationalism caused all the death and economic destruction. I hope teh rest of the world can get rid of the most destructive and murderous force on the planet in the last 100 years...the Chinese Communist party.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: seamusm 4/27/2020 9:59:30 AM (No. 393073)
The global shift to nationalism? He must not read any history more than 20 years back. The move against globalism is brand new.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone 4/27/2020 10:29:41 AM (No. 393108)
He is a huge globalist, so what would you expect him to say? By getting into the political aspects of the Chinese corona virus that was easily imported into the USA because of globalism and effectively open borders.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 4/27/2020 10:47:27 AM (No. 393130)
Ax me if I give a fig about what Bill Gates “thinks.”
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Reply 23 - Posted by: padiva 4/27/2020 10:55:15 AM (No. 393144)
Umm. is he edging to be the 2024 dem nominee for potus? is he the antichrist? What/who is he planning to buy with all his money?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 4/27/2020 10:59:30 AM (No. 393153)
The Left has no viable politicians so they are trotting out people like Gates to speak against our Country and the interests of the American People. Gates is a businessman who sees the world through his own bias. Globalism is good for HIM. Nationalism is not necessarily for or against him. Therefore he supports globalism. We saw the same thing with education when he jumped on the Common Core bandwagon because it was technology fueled. He thinks tech is the be all and end all of everything rather than just a tool. It hasn't worked out very well, largely because Gates and his collaborators sold the country a poorly thought out package that didn't take into account the PEOPLE aspects of learning. We are still trying to figure out WHAT Common Core is and HOW it should be taught and finding out it might not be worth the bother because it is NOT working. States are slouching away from it as a costly loser. THAT is Gates' legacy. Why would anyone think he has any particular competence in governance or healthcare?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/27/2020 12:05:43 PM (No. 393227)
He funds the IMHE (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) who's models have been horrendously wrong from the very beginning. And, he's knee-deep in the W.H.O. too. So, Bill, in retrospect we'll get to judge how well that went.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Justcurious 4/27/2020 12:53:49 PM (No. 393290)
I agree that we'll sort it out later. I don't believe it will reflect well upon his ideas.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: DVC 4/27/2020 1:52:22 PM (No. 393366)
Worse for whom? Perhaps worse for globalist's business models, but better for Americans, I think. He came down on China's side.....that just tears it for me. Done with Gates.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 4/27/2020 2:54:15 PM (No. 393448)
I believe the shift toward nationalism worldwide panicked the Globalists and caused them to release the CORONA virus in order to seize power NOW. Gates is a major Globalist.
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