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Posted By: Ribicon, 5/3/2021 5:09:42 PM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates—who is worth an estimated $130 billion — and his wife, Melinda, are getting a divorce after 27 years of marriage, the couple announced Monday in a joint statement. “After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” a statement from the billionaire philanthropist couple, tweeted from both of their personal Twitter accounts at 4:30 p.m. EST, reads. “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people


Split the money, hide the rest in the "charitable trust," and maybe people will stop wondering why a monopolist intellectual property thief came to amass that obscene of a fortune.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Italiano 5/3/2021 5:12:50 PM (No. 774427)
Melinda, John Kerry is on Line One.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: subman47 5/3/2021 5:15:04 PM (No. 774429)
Must be a slow news day. Did any one ask John Kerry for a comment. Momma T could be getting old and boring.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Son of Grady 5/3/2021 5:16:59 PM (No. 774431)
At the end of the day, NO ONE CARES. Stop forcing your life on everyone else.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone 5/3/2021 5:18:33 PM (No. 774433)
Next he will tell the world that he has figured out the he is gay and is planning on marrying the guy from Apple!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: JL80863 5/3/2021 5:19:34 PM (No. 774435)
"You mean money doesn't buy happiness?"
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jimkata 5/3/2021 5:23:52 PM (No. 774440)
Always remember... Bill Gates stole MS Dos code from some poor guy. Microsoft finally settled after years in court when paying a few million wouldn't matter because they had grown so large. Microsoft is built on theft.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: MFM 5/3/2021 5:27:52 PM (No. 774444)
Bill Gates arrogant jerk, his father the same..
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Reply 8 - Posted by: stablemoney 5/3/2021 5:28:02 PM (No. 774445)
Bill needs to forget the philanthropy boondoggle. He did more for the world building Microsoft. He took the company as far as he knew how. The new head has taken Microsoft farther than anyone would have ever thought.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: mizzmac 5/3/2021 5:33:39 PM (No. 774449)
"I don't care too much for money. Money can't buy me love."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: seamusm 5/3/2021 5:40:17 PM (No. 774454)
Maybe the Mrs. has again realized that there really is a God - and His name isn't Bill. Either that or Billy has an itch in his shorts that wants satisfaction.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: franq 5/3/2021 5:45:02 PM (No. 774461)
Give me the simple life.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Norway 5/3/2021 5:46:48 PM (No. 774465)
No one cares. Tell me when insane Gates-of-Hell is finally locked up in the rubber room and I'll be happy.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 5/3/2021 5:49:05 PM (No. 774473)
He looks like the epitome of dullness. All that money and homely and dull. And greedy and Liberal.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: DVC 5/3/2021 5:55:42 PM (No. 774482)
She got what she needed, will walk away with how many billions?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bazi 5/3/2021 6:00:25 PM (No. 774488)
Oh no! They are splitting up their family! That is inhumane. Biden will have to figure out to reunite the Gates family.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 5/3/2021 6:01:39 PM (No. 774493)
Maybe he'll give her all the farmland in America that he's stealing..... Cant stand that Fauci-buddy creep!
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Reply 17 - Posted by: TJ54 5/3/2021 6:08:58 PM (No. 774498)
Reply 1, Winner, winner chicken dinner!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 5/3/2021 6:14:09 PM (No. 774507)
Bill, Ketchup Lady Kerry on Line Two.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: sanspeur 5/3/2021 6:17:08 PM (No. 774512)
meagain markle is doing a spread sheet on moving up now . Billy gates’ mom a huge eugenics proselytizer . He is as evil as fauxi
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Reply 20 - Posted by: pros7767 5/3/2021 6:26:31 PM (No. 774516)
Guess she finally figured out how crazy and demonic he is. She may want to save her soul... As far as I'm concerned, he is an equally culpable for Covid as Fauci is!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: BirdsNest 5/3/2021 6:28:17 PM (No. 774518)
#1, post of the day.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: Starboard_side 5/3/2021 6:35:13 PM (No. 774520)
Never forget that Bill Gates was not involved in politics until the Clinton administration decided to sue them. Since then, he became very political, and an outright leftist progressive. Then, his buddy Warren Buffett helped show him how to limit his massive capital gains tax that he was facing by funneling most of his money into a foundation which is tax-free. He can now travel on the foundation money all over the world. Wonder if his comment about only giving his children $10,000,000 each was what ultimately became the last straw for melinda. It's like a rounding error for them, or their foundation, with that much money.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Videodrone 5/3/2021 6:39:33 PM (No. 774522)
Wonder who keeps the house? Although it is a bit dated now it was a marvel of "money is no object" with a large plot on the sound.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: MaMe2 5/3/2021 6:44:58 PM (No. 774529)
She probably got sick of him thinking he goes to Mt. Olympus at the end of the day like Tipper Gore did with Al. I can't imagine living with someone who thinks, because they have money, they can dictate how others live their lives. Is there Mrs. Fauci?
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Reply 25 - Posted by: udanja99 5/3/2021 6:46:31 PM (No. 774530)
Maybe even she couldn’t take his craziness any longer.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: DVC 5/3/2021 6:49:41 PM (No. 774533)
#6, no fan of Gates, but it is my understanding that Gates first tried to buy CP/M and the owner declined, much to his later disgust, and then Gates approached the owner of DOS. They agreed on a price and the owner sold DOS, lock, stock and barrel, to Gates. How is that "theft"? The fact that the owner couldn't see where Gate's good business efforts would take DOS, and failed to do some sort of a 'royalty' or 'percentage of the profits for 5 years' or something is totally on the seller, as far as I can see. fan of Bill Gates, but I was around, and paying attention to computers, large and small in those days, and knew what CP/M and DOS were before there ever was an MS/DOS. And that's the way I heard the story at the time.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: anniebc 5/3/2021 7:04:15 PM (No. 774537)
I said billy gates needed to mind the business of his sorry MS Office products; it appears he needed to be minding the business of his marriage as well. How can you run the world when you can't run your own life and marriage?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: thewarden 5/3/2021 7:11:58 PM (No. 774542)
Mr. Gates, Meghan Markle on line one...
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Reply 29 - Posted by: coyote 5/3/2021 7:28:32 PM (No. 774552)
Melinda, I thought he was getting kind of cracked lately too.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter 5/3/2021 7:36:32 PM (No. 774557)
Thinking of Melinda, I'm reminded of a political button I saw on a bistro waitress in Berkeley back around 1982 that brought a smile to my face simply due to its cleverness: "Jane Wyman was right"
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bad-hair 5/3/2021 7:44:33 PM (No. 774565)
Actually #6 he didn't. You're probably thinking of DR DOS. Mommy sent her IBM guys to Bill's house. He said he wasn't interested in operating systems and sent IBM to Digital Research, a bunch of stoners. DR laughed at the cute IBM suits so they went back to Bill. He gave IBM a watered down UNIX OS but it worked. Digital Research upon realizing how bad they'd scrood the pooch copied MS-DOS, hence DR-DOS which didn't go far without IBM.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Vesicant 5/3/2021 7:58:55 PM (No. 774568)
Wait until Bill finds out his prenup was written by Windows programmers.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: MickTurn 5/3/2021 8:15:28 PM (No. 774577)
What a surprise, a Gold digger cozies up to an UGLY Billionaire and VIOLA, LOVE... Couldn't happen to a nicer guy...Snark...GFAW!!!!
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Sanddollar 5/3/2021 8:18:40 PM (No. 774579)
Will Barack and Michelle be the next to announce a divorce?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: padiva 5/3/2021 8:21:37 PM (No. 774584)
Money can't buy happiness. It only disguises (spiritual) poverty.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: jimincalif 5/3/2021 8:48:02 PM (No. 774603)
Has Lauren Sanchez been cheating on Bezos with Gates???????
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Reply 37 - Posted by: Connor 5/3/2021 8:56:36 PM (No. 774606)
She looks like a man.
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Reply 38 - Posted by: Faithfully 5/3/2021 9:01:34 PM (No. 774609)
As any sane Mother, she is terrified for her children. She knows hubby has terribly overreached.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: acesfull 5/3/2021 9:38:52 PM (No. 774631)
Poster #1 gets my nomination for best and quickest posting of the year.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: rytwng 5/3/2021 10:41:50 PM (No. 774662)
Why did she marry this freak in the first place?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: kewmac 5/3/2021 10:51:48 PM (No. 774670)
It would be better news if they had decided to commit suicide.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: DVC 5/3/2021 11:36:43 PM (No. 774711)
Good grief, #40, are you kidding. I know 65 billion rea$on$ that $he married him.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: bobn.t 5/3/2021 11:47:26 PM (No. 774717)
Money doesn't equate to smarts. Money can't buy happiness, but it will attract John Effn Kerry.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: legalart 5/4/2021 12:00:36 AM (No. 774722)
[Yawn] ~ Actually, to those paying attention, Melinda is far more of a menace than Bill. But now with the split, maybe we can track their shenanigans a lot better with the improved ... transparency.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: MPC 5/4/2021 1:21:45 AM (No. 774750)
#6 and #26 Microsoft bought 86-DOS (aka qDOS) from Seattle Computer Products: From Wikipedisa article: "Microsoft, having worked with SCP before and seeking an operating system they could modify for the IBM PC, bought the rights to market the 86-DOS operating system to other manufacturers for US$25,000 that same month. On 27 July 1981, just prior to the launch of the IBM PC on the 12 August 1981, Microsoft bought the full rights to the operating system for an additional US$50,000, giving SCP a perpetual royalty-free license to sell 86-DOS (including updated versions) with its computer hardware.[2] Realizing that Microsoft was making significant profit on the 86-DOS operating system, SCP attempted to sell it along with a stand-alone inexpensive CPU (without any other circuitry). This was allowed as per SCP's license with Microsoft, which let SCP sell the operating system with their 8086-based computers; this operating system was marketed as "Seattle DOS", and a CPU was included in the box it shipped in. Thanks to the deal with Microsoft, additional capital allowed Seattle Computer to expand its memory business into providing additional memory for PC products. The company had its best year in 1982, reaping more than a million dollars in profit on about $4 million in sales.[2] By 1985, however, SCP's business was having difficulty trying to compete with offshore products (Brock once said, "they were selling memory boards for less than his cost for parts"), and Brock decided to sell the company. The only major asset SCP had left was the license it received from Microsoft when it signed over ownership rights to 86-DOS. Brock planned to sell (via merger) the license to the highest bidder, with a company such as the Tandy Corporation in mind. After Microsoft objected to Brock's "exaggerated interpretation" of the agreement and informed Brock that his license was nontransferable, Brock sued for US$60 million. The ensuing lawsuit was highly technical and grew to fill hundreds of pages in the months leading up to trial. The trial began at the end of 1986 and lasted three weeks. An out-of-court settlement was reached while the jury was deliberating. Microsoft paid SCP US$925,000 and reclaimed its license for DOS.[2] SCP went out of business in the late 1980s as the market for Intel 8086 systems became dominated by PC compatible computers."
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Reply 46 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 5/4/2021 1:46:00 AM (No. 774760)
#40 For those who forgot, the dork couldn't find anybody and held a contest. Not at a trade show. She won; in more ways than one. Does this have more to do with Plugs taxing the stuff out of the rich ?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: NotaBene 5/4/2021 1:55:26 AM (No. 774764)
May I join in the schadenfreude? The name Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation always seemed p-whipped to me. Le themSugarmountain and Chen Foundation. What´s wrong with calling it the Bidet Crime Family 10%? If you cannot stay together with 3 children, a trillion dollars, health, and the spiritual advice of communist Pope Francisco maybe you should not try to decrease world population 14-fold. I am better than Bill Gates because I kept my family together. Money can’t buy you world depopulation. Maybe if Bill stops plowing all the farmland he purchased in the USA then he can starve a few billion people but the work of the Prince of Lies will not get him satisfaction. He should try believing in Jesus Christ instead of playing Lord of the World. The Golden Rule does bring satisfaction. Bull Gates got his start in a oligarch Seattle family and will end a small man.
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Reply 48 - Posted by: Old Army Vet 5/4/2021 2:28:22 AM (No. 774776)
I cannot emphasise this enough, I don't care what they do.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: RayLRiv 5/4/2021 9:26:55 AM (No. 775003)
Bill just got The Blue Screen of Death
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Reply 50 - Posted by: lynngirl122 5/4/2021 10:11:28 AM (No. 775066)
This stinks to high heaven. She knows something.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: terrywhite 5/4/2021 11:07:55 AM (No. 775132)
Liberals are always so sadly amusing. A picture in the article shows "Melinda and Bill Gates last appeared together on video for the “One World: Together At Home.” They are always attending particularly environmental events or preaching to the rest of us that we must recognize that we are all in this together, that we are one, yet they can't even live with each other!
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There’s a photo rocketing around the internet that, once seen, cannot be unseen. It shows Joe and Jill Biden posing with the nonagenarian Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. However, it appears that the Carters having become Lilliputians, for they are teeny people in a teeny house next to the giant Bidens. Also, Biden’s invariable mask is missing, despite the Carters’ advanced age. (snip) A photo from just two years ago, when White House occupants showed up at George H.W. Bush’s funeral shows the relative height difference between the Bidens and the Carters, with Jill appearing to be almost the same height as Jimmy
Ag Secretary Vilsack says U.S.
needs to address 'cumulative'
bias against Black farmers
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Posted by Ribicon 5/5/2021 6:46:09 PM Post Reply
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Wednesday the administration will press ahead with plans to aid Black farmers for the “cumulative effect” of past discrimination by Washington, brushing aside a lawsuit by White farmers alleging discrimination because they are not eligible for a COVID-19 loan forgiveness program for disadvantaged producers. Mr. Vilsack said White farmers “did pretty well” under pandemic relief programs prior to the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, signed into law in March. But he said “socially disadvantaged” farmers need more help due to decades of discrimination.(Snip) A group of White Midwestern farmers sued the federal government last week, alleging discrimination
Democrats Blamed After U.S. Steel
Cancels $1.5B Project in Pennsylvania
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Posted by Imright 5/5/2021 8:21:16 AM Post Reply
Executives with the U.S. Steel Corp. announced days ago that they are canceling a $1.5 billion project in western Pennsylvania that was set to bring thousands of middle-class union jobs to the region, a move that many are now blaming on Democrats and environmental groups.On April 30, U.S. Steel President David Burritt announced that a $1.5 billion project to majorly improve its Mon Valley Works operation with state-of-the-art steel casting, rolling technology, and a cogeneration plant is being canceled.The project’s cancelation means that about 1,000 union construction jobs will be lost for the region. Likely thousands more U.S. jobs in supporting industries will be lost as a result.
Biden Is Using Lies To Divide America 20 replies
Posted by Magnante 5/5/2021 4:03:37 AM Post Reply
The current President’s record of lying is alarming. In 1998, Biden lost his first bid for the Presidency because the media actually reported he was a repeat plagiarist. (snip) As President, a couple of weeks ago Biden made a statement about Georgia’s election law. in which every allegation is untrue. (snip) Which brings us to Biden’s “Speech to the Joint Sessions of Congress” in which he said, “We won’t ignore what our intelligence agency has determined to be the most lethal terrorist threat to the homeland today: White supremacy’s terrorism.”
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