‘Tis the season for giving and forgiving, but I’m going to have a rough time forgiving billionaires whose giving goes to finishing the job of making America a Third World nation, in league with abominable ALEC.
Note that somehow the Gates Foundation was able to reply to my email three minutes before it was sent, while I was still typing it. My computer clock – automatically set by Apple – is always off by three minutes. Given that Gates is an ALEC aficionado, my hunch is that my if computer clock was automatically being set by Microsoft, it would still always be off by three minutes. A pro said “no” as to whether I’m only imaging I’m being hacked, and showed me why.
Be careful how you pick your heroes, folks; make sure they play the way they say. Another example of Gates and Buffett’s malignant tax-exempt misadventures is pushing GMO crops on Africa.
From: Susan Chandler
Date: December 6, 2011 2:05:00 PM EST
Subject: “All lives have equal value” – What you say isn’t how you play.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
Dear Gates Foundation,
I am writing to express my outrage over The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation granting ALEC $376,635 for education. ALEC’s goals for education are as elitist as their other goals, the worst of which may be prison privatization. Inmates are paid pittances to displace factory and field workers; they’ll earn @$5 a day, which will buy a minute of time on the phone due to the prison industry’s fleecing inmates and their families, families that have a right to expect that their tax dollars will prevent anyone from preying on them, including ALEC.
Those that lose their jobs to inmates will go on the unemployment roles, no longer paying taxes or contributing to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Unemployment compensation will not be adequate to their needs … they will lose their homes, their vehicles, their savings, their medical coverage, and their pride – all so ALEC affiliates can unduly profit, busting whatever unions they can in the process. After all, every inmate can be well-occupied on-site in producing and preparing their own food, training service animals, achieving energy upgrades to buildings, etc.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have been very vocal in saying “Tax me,” and the media eats it up, even though to my knowledge, neither man has availed himself of the Treasury Department’s web page that allows direct contributions to reduce the public debt.
ALEC is not legitimately tax-exempt. Their goal is a society of have and have-nots, as anti-American as it gets. Please play the way you say; ask for the grant money to be returned, and use it to make a direct contribution to reduce the public debt.
Thank you for your time, I look forward to your response.
Date: December 6, 2011 2:02:42 PM EST
To: Susan Chandler
Subject: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Thank you for contacting the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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Guided by the belief that every life has equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. In developing countries, it focuses on improving people’s health and giving them the chance to lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. In the United States, it seeks to ensure that all people—especially those with the fewest resources—have access to the opportunities they need to succeed in school and life. Based in Seattle, Washington, the foundation is led by CEO Jeff Raikes and Co-chair William H. Gates Sr., under the direction of Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett.
We wish you all the best.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation