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01.25.10

The Nerve of Bill Gates

Posted in Bill Gates, Deception, Finance, Microsoft at 3:35 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Bill Gates revelations, some history/dynasty information, and news about his hypocrisy regarding tax

OUR recent complaints about the Huffington Post’s incestuous relationship with Microsoft [1, 2] have received some response which we thought was worth elucidating. One reader has shown us proof that Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates are indeed no strangers. They rub each others’ back, so to speak.

Another reader, who goes by the name FurnaceBoy, says that “Bill Gates didn’t want “just a business,” subject to laws, etc. His vision was an entity without limits, that could face down any govt & win. He wanted to control the spice. And how. Microsoft. If AriannaHuff[ington] isn’t awake to that megalomania, & the incalculable damage it’s done, then too bad, others will continue to fight it.

“One reader has shown us proof that Arianna Huffington and Bill Gates are indeed no strangers.”Microsoft has been mostly effective as a political movement, especially with Bill’s preexisting valuable connections inside the family (parents and grandparents). A few decades ago when Gates spoke to a computer magazine he actually said he wanted to just control everything (or something to that effect). He was a lot younger back then and he was not careful about saying alarming things which would resurface a long time later. Now we know for a fact that he is trying to control more than just computing. He was never an engineer (professionally speaking, in terms of education). He studied law.

An article from The Register (from one of their Microsoft boosters) was quoted as saying that Huffington Post is where some of Microsoft’s latest lobbying was seeded, but the seeding was also done by a public talk that Brad Smith had given. It is possible that the Huffington Post placement was based on that talk, but either way, it was written by Smith himself, so it was not coverage of the talk, it was just an advertisement of Microsoft’s agenda. Microsoft is no ordinary company, as the US DOJ can attest to.

Just for a little bit of fun, we thought it would be worth reminding readers that Bill Gates started his career in computing when he sabotaged PCs. Only later he committed more serious offences that got him detained, but he was released quickly because his family was extremely wealthy and privileged.

Guess who is still not paying his taxes? That would be Bill Gates, who puts his money in a tax haven (tax dodge/evasion with the Gates Foundation is a subject we have covered here many times before). It’s also the case when it comes to the company he helped create. Now watch this:

Bill Gates Suggests Taxing Banks to Cut Federal Deficit

Bill, let’s be honest, it’s hypocritical to suggest taxing banks to reduce the federal deficit while your company Microsoft contributes to Washington State’s $2.6 billion deficit with its alleged $728 million evasion of the royalty tax.

You say the federal deficit could be the “next crisis”. What about your home state’s impending insolvency? What about our current local crisis?

For a person who does not pay tax, Bill Gates has got some nerve when he’s calling for more taxation of others. What a splendid case of hypocrisy.

Citing more such nonsense from Gates (who causes more pollution than others and downplays/denies Global Warming), FurnaceBoy writes: “Bill Gates Calls for New Innovative Ideas to F*** things up even more than he has already”

Gates is building another multi-billion dollar mansion from which to run those investments in nasty companies that the public is not supposed to know about. This includes companies like Monsanto [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] and the pharmaceutical industry (namely their patents that monetise deaths) [1, 2, 3].

And there is also this in the news:

But Gregoire will suggest closing some tax “loopholes,” including a plan that could net about $100 million by adjusting tax policy for out-of-state companies that operate in Washington and home-state firms that do business elsewhere – including Microsoft Corp.

[...]

The change also could apply to Washington-based companies, such as Microsoft. The software company collects royalties on software licenses sold through a subsidiary in Nevada; if the law were changed as Gregoire proposes, Microsoft would have to pay state B&O taxes on royalties collected from Washington state customers.

For more information about Microsoft’s avoidance of tax, see [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]. How can the Huffington Post offer placements to such a criminal company? The shock is beyond words.

As to those who think that Bill Gates has some special brilliance (because it’s often assumed that richer people must be smarter than others), here is an old gem:

Unfortunately, Bill Gates is not a wizard. Even worse, he is a bad programmer. When Martin Eller, a Microsoft programmer, found an error in the flood fill routine of the MS-Basic interpreter, he exclaimed “Which moron wrote this brainless sh*t?” only to find out it was Gates himself who wrote the “brainless sh*t”. I think it is safe to say that Bill Gates is hardly the technical wizard he would so much like to be.

Where did Gates manage to find all that “brilliant” code then? In his own words:

Bricklin sent waves of laughter through the auditorium by reading a passage from Lammers’ interview with Bill Gates in which the young Microsoft founder explained that his work on different versions of Microsoft’s BASIC compiler was shaped by looking at how other programmers had gone about the same task. Gates went on to say that young programmers don’t need computer science degrees: “The best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating systems.”

Ouch. He wasn’t supposed to say that, was he? Sarcastically, MinceR wrote yesterday: “Gates learned coding from code fished out of garbage cans — maybe that’s why he writes code that belongs in garbage cans”

FurnaceBoy concludes by writing: “No, I don’t pay the Microsoft tax, I don’t accept their dictatorship of what technology I have to use on my computer, and to store my data… Up next: Microsoft buys their “Sealand” neutral territory, obtains their TLD and country code, and demands a seat at United Nations”

To be fair, Gates is already hooked up with the United Nations too (the core of it, nothing less). UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is even hanging out in Bill's and Melinda's own home and there are other connections like Microsoft’s Andrea Taylor.

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