Fortune Magazine: Bill and Melinda Gates join Warren Buffett in the $600 billion challenge
The trio is asking the nation’s billionaires to pledge to give at least half their net worth to charity.
Last year, word got out that the world’s richest had secretly gathered in New York City. Warren Buffett hobnobbed with Oprah Winfrey. David Rockefeller schmoozed with Bill and Melinda Gates. George Soros was imagined by journalists to be star struck by it all. And while most media sources wondered at this “unprecedented” event, others felt this could only bode bad things for the rest of us.
But it turns out the subject of the secret meeting was simple — philanthropy. And Fortune Magazine recently detailed the first complete public disclosure on what went down in this historic meeting of monies. In what could be potentially the biggest fundraising drive in history, Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates are hoping to inspire other billionaires to pledge at least 50 percent of their net worth to charity during their lifetimes or at death.
Who to start with? Naturally, with the Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans. In 2009, Forbes estimated the net worth of their top 400 to be around $1.2 trillion. If they gave away 50 percent of their net worth during their lifetime, they would disseminate $600 billion to philanthropy.
Gates and Buffett say the super wealthy can and should do much more. As Fortune Magazine reports, in 2007, 18,394 individual taxpayers having adjusted gross income of $10 million or more reported charitable gifts equal to about $32.8 billion. This was 5.84 percent of their $562 billion income. And also in 2007, the billionaires of our country gave about 11 percent of their income to charity.
So it seems that there is a large gap between what the mega-wealthy are giving and what Gates and Buffett would like them to give. Consequently, they have since hosted a series of dinners over the past year to bring others to their cause. Buffett has already famously pledged to gradually give away his Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) fortune to five foundations, much of which will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has also famously pledged to not leave his fortune to his children.
But Buffett’s exclusion of his children from his huge fortune has proved controversial among the billionaires. Some worry that such action could alienate their children. Bill and Melinda Gates have pointed out that these are valid concerns from people who want to feel as smart about giving as they were about making their money. Nonetheless, they feel others should be urged to step up to the philanthropic plate. Bill Gates has reportedly said at these dinners,”no one ever said to me, ‘We gave more than we should have.'”
Buffett takes a pragmatic view. Some have already committed, but others remain reticent. As he has said, “They may not have reached a decision about that, but they have for sure thought about it. The pledge that we’re asking them to make will put them to thinking about the whole issue again.” And if even a few more billionaires get on board, it could change the face of philanthropy forever.
Gates Foundation promotes “Maternal Health” is this masking NSSM200 Eugenics ?
Gates Foundation Pledges $1.5 Billion for Maternal Health
By Patrick B. Craine
WASHINGTON, D.C., June 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has called on global leaders to make maternal and child health care in the developing world a top priority. The Foundation announced that it investing $1.5 billion to this cause over the next 5years. While the Gates have not clearly indicated whether or not they will fund abortions or abortion advocacy, one of their top priorities will be “family planning.”
Melinda Gates, who serves as the foundation’s co-chair, made the announcement Monday at the Women Deliver 2010 conference in Washington, D.C., a gathering of global leaders, health experts, and activists who are largely pro-abortion and pro-contraception.
“The world must come together to save women’s and children’s lives,” said Gates. “In poor countries, pregnancy and childbirth often end in tragedy. Our goal must be to build a world where every birth brings joy and hope for the future.”
Gates emphasized that the upcoming months are key, noting that Canada has challenged developed countries to step up their efforts for maternal and child health as president of this month’s G8 summit in Muskoka, Ontario.
“This is a pivotal moment for women’s and children’s health,” she said. “Canada is proposing a bold but achievable plan that can save countless lives – and I hope all G8 members will lend their strong support. The need is urgent and clear.”
The foundation’s funds will be directed to 3 priority areas: “family planning,” health care for pregnant women, newborns, and children, and nutrition. In a press release, the foundation lists a variety of focus projects, including: training front-line health workers, and developing interventions such as simpler antibiotics for newborn infections and cheaper remedies for post-partum hemorrhage. But the foundation also wants to develop strategies for spreading “family planning” services in poor urban areas.
Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Institute, commented to LifeSiteNews (LSN) that while the Gates Foundation has some good projects, there is also “clearly a push for population control.” He noted that “family planning” programs, such as those long advanced by the Gates, are “just population control in a new guise.”
Founded in 1994, the Gates Foundation has given millions of dollars over the years to the International Planned Parenthood Federation, the largest abortion provider in the world. They have likewise given millions to the United Nations Population Fund, which Mosher has exposed as being a direct participant in China’s coercive one-child policy.
Melinda Gates told NPR Monday that in her experience many women in the developing world are “begging” for contraceptives. “I actually think the biggest barrier is sometimes the American public,” she said. “The way we think about reproductive rights is pretty different than the European women do or the women I meet in Africa and even the governments in Africa.”
“We make it a big debate, and it really shouldn’t be,” she said.
But Mosher rebuffed Gates’ claim by pointing to numerous surveys conducted by his organization in such countries as Kenya, Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Mexico. He said these surveys show that “women in the developing world prefer almost any kind of health care to ‘reproductive health care,’” and that they “want things like clean drinking water and better sanitation above all.”
“I think that they are telling her what she wants to hear,” he continued. “I am sure these visits are stage-managed by her staff to produce the kinds of scripted comments that make their funding choices appear to be a response to local needs.”
Regarding “family planning” initiatives, Mosher insisted that “we are not talking about voluntary programs, for all the rhetoric to the contrary. We are talking about access to health care being conditioned on accepting birth control pills. About agents of the state asking women if they are willing to take birth control pills or would they rather be sterilized.”
“It is about giving out ‘free’ packs of oral rehydration salt (for dysentery) to women in exchange for accepting depo-provera,” he added. “It is about threats, and bribes, and sanctions, not ‘voluntarism.’”
NPR also noted that Gates tried to avoid discussing abortion when she made the announcement. “We don’t want to be part of the controversy or stem that controversy,” she said.
“Hopefully, Mrs. Gates will move the foundation away from its past funding of abortion advocacy,” Mosher commented, “but the jury is still out on that score.”
LifeSiteNews contacted the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation but they declined an interview.
This is masking the Eugenic NASSM200 plan:
Listen to what our own president, Lyndon B. Johnson had to say< LBJ Faces up a Crisis: Johnson also stated, “Nations with food deficits must put more of their resources into voluntary family planning programs.” ( SOURCE: Lewiston Evening Journal – Feb 2, 1967 , from Johnson’s 1967 State of the Union Address )
On December 10, 1974, the United States National Security Council promulgated National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM-200), also called The Kissinger Report. This document explicitly laid out a detailed strategy by which the United States would aggressively promote population control in developing nations in order to regulate (or have better access to) the natural resources of these countries.
In order to protect U.S. commercial interests, NSSM-200 cited a number of factors that could interrupt the smooth flow of materials from lesser-developed countries, LDCs as it called them, to the United States, including a large population of anti-imperialist youth, who must, according to NSSM-200, be limited by population control. The document identified 13 nations by name that would be primary targets of U.S.-funded population control efforts.
According to NSSM-200, elements of the implementation of population control programs could include: a) the legalization of abortion; b) financial incentives for countries to increase their abortion, sterilization and contraception-use rates; c) indoctrination of children; and d) mandatory population control, and coercion of other forms, such as withholding disaster and food aid unless an LDC implements population control programs.
While the CIA and Departments of State and Defense have issued hundreds of papers on population control and national security, the U.S. government has never renounced NSSM-200, but has only amended certain portions of its policy. NSSM-200, therefore, remains the foundational document on population control issued by the United States government.
Bill Gates has close connections to the nation’s largest abortion clinic: Planned Parenthood:
Transcript: Bill Moyers Interviews Bill Gates / Admits dad worked for Planned Parenthood
GATES: When I was growing up, my parents were almost involved in various volunteer things. My dad was head of Planned Parenthood. And it was very controversial to be involved with that. And so it’s fascinating. At the dinner table my parents are very good at sharing the things that they were doing. And almost treating us like adults, talking about that.
My mom was on the United Way group that decides how to allocate the money and looks at all the different charities and makes the very hard decisions about where that pool of funds is going to go. So I always knew there was something about really educating people and giving them choices in terms of family size.
For more information read: Buffett gift means millions for abortion; Gates Foundation major backer of Planned Parenthood
AND ONE OF THE PLANS MANY OF THEM FUND – is BLACK GENOCIDE, by funding abortion/family planning/ and Planned Parenthood as proved in a new documentary: Maafa21:
Guttmacher Institute is the Research Arm for the largest provider of abortions nationally and internationally – Planned Parenthood and was named after one of Planned Parenthood’s President – Alan Guttmacher. Alan Guttmacher , who was also a Vice President for the American Eugenics Society, said this in 1967- “ I oppose abortion on demand, at least now for the United States, there are several reason. First, the public does not want it… only 20 % of the public favors abortion for single women… Abortion on demand relives the male of all responsibility in the sphere of pregnancy control..he becomes and animal…not far removed from the status of a bull…I favor liberalization of existing [ abortion] statutes…” But…should Guttmacher be legally permitted to do abortions he continues, ” I would abort mothers already carrying three or more children…I would abort women who desire abortion who are drug addicts or severe alcoholics…I would abort women with sub-normal mentality incapable of providing satisfactory parental care…”
(Source; “Abortion: The Issues”, Dr. Alan Guttmacher – President, Planned Parenthood, December 4, 1967, Harvard Law School Forum)
In 1969, Guttmacher as then President of Planned Parenthood-World Population, said this: “ I would like to give our voluntary means of population control full opportunity in the next 10 to 12 years. Then , if these don’t succeed, we may have to go into some kind of coercion, not worldwide, but possibly in such places as India, Pakistan, and Indonesia, where pressures are the greatest…There is no question that birth rates can be reduced all over the world if legal abortion is introduced…” ( SOURCE: Family Planning: The needa and the Methods, by: Alan F. Guttmacher; The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 69, No. 6. (June, 1969) PP. 1229-1234)
And in February of 1970 Alan Guttmacher was interviewed by the Baltimore Magazine and said this
“ Our birth rate has come down since we last talked.. I think we’ve hit a plateau- the figure’s not likely to drop much more unless there is more legal abortion. , or abortion on request as we call it…My own feeling is that we’ve got to pull out all the stops and involve the United Nations…If you’re going to curb population, it’s extremely important not to have it done by the dammed Yankees, but by the UN. Because the thing is, then it’s not considered genocide. If the United States goes to the Black man or the yellow man and says slow down your reproduction rate, we’re immediately suspected of having ulterior motives to keep the white man dominant in the world. If you can send in a colorful UN force, you’ve got much better leverage.”
This is about POPULATION CONTROL – Increasing abortions in African nations is part of the NSSM200 plan.
Simply listen to the words of Guttmacher told a symposium at the University of California Medical Center in 1966 he stated that, “the belief that the white middle class was coercing their own poor and people with black and yellow skins to reduce family size because the middle-class whites are frightened of being outnumbered.”
“ The only way the mounting feeling that birth control is a tool of racism can be handled, is to involve knowledgeable leaders from the minority groups who understand and are favorable to the philosophy of birth control. They, in turn, must translate their appreciation of the contribution which birth control can make toward family stability to their own people.” (SOURCE: New York Times: Doctor blames his profession for delays on Family Planning: 1/16/1966)
Bill Gates Calls for Population Reduction
Stephen P. Fuller
February 22, 2010
In a recent TED Talk, Bill Gates has put forward the theory that mankind can reach zero carbon emissions by reducing our population, services, energy and carbon output. And yes, he’s even suggested a trendy, yet totally absurd, equation to legitimatize his eugenicist viewpoint. All I can say is, “What a crackpot!” Maybe it’s because he hasn’t noticed the systematic fraud exposed in the climate-gate debacle or maybe it’s because the mathematics of his equation are so blatantly imbecilic but I can’t help myself from truncated laughter. This guy is a genius? Really?
First and foremost, the summation equation is immeasurably misleading. No one, and especially not a world renowned computer programmer, should make the mistake of multiplying the variables of a summation. And even if you could overlook that magnitude of an inaccuracy, the number of variables that lead to a reasonable projection of a true change in any chaotic system are far more varied and complex than the four presented by Mr. Gates’ second grade presentation. Yet in typical fashion one TED attendee, Laura Trice, stated, “Bills Gates reduced the environmental CO2 issue to a simple math equation I could understand.”
So, assuming you are among the lemurs that have bought into the CO2 bogeyman storyline (during a carbon starved period of history); you still must concede that anything times zero is zero and therefore Bill Gates, even if inadvertently, called for zero human population. And though one could try to fool themselves into believing that he wouldn’t call for the expansion of the depopulation agenda, you didn’t need to wait very long to hear that directly from his own mouth. Soon into his talk he states that the world’s population is rapidly heading toward a staggering 9 billion and that, “if we do a good job on new vaccines, healthcare, and reproductive health services we could lower that by 10-15%.” Yes, you guessed it; Bill Gates is suggesting tried and tested Malthusian population manipulation to achieve the new world order’s nominal depopulation agenda.
He later states that if they can’t achieve the kind of carbon reduction necessary by their standards; then they will consider using current “geo-engineering” methods to change weather patterns and extend their timeline. But the ultimate fumble of the speech came when Gates was asked what he would say to “climate deniers”. After clumsily attempting to make a point for what seems like an eternity, Gates exclaims, “if we can make the alternatives cheaper then they won’t care anymore.” Well I for one disagree with Mr. Gates’ assertations. For one, reproductive health services is an obvious code phrase for sterilization and abortion services, as so cunningly detailed by Obama Science Czar John Holdren in his government eugenics handbook “Ecoscience”. And secondly, I refuse to take anyone serious that still considers CO2 emission standardization to be anything less than the introduction of a new highly mercenary financial exchange instrument.
However, in the typical fashion of a seasoned professional pitchman, Bill Gates does deliver one singular great point that struggles to lend credibility to all of the previously presented non-sense. The productive use of depleted uranium in a newly designed slow-burn reactor is an idea that has been long overdue. After the egregious use of DU on the battle fields of Iraq, it almost sounds like a fairytale to have the potential to steer the toxic psychosis permeated elite war mongers towards a use for DU that may actually benefit mankind. And once the perpetrators of similar War and State crimes (illegal wiretaps, illegal preemptive war, torture, etc) have been tried and sentenced; DU reactors are surly at the top of the to-do-list.
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