06.03.20

Gemini version available ♊︎

The Gates Press (GatesGate) — Part I: Lost the Job After Writing an Article Critical of Bill Gates for Attacking Some Actual, Legitimate Charities (Because They Had Spread GNU/Linux)

Posted in Bill Gates, Microsoft, OLPC at 1:14 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Bullying charities, bullying media

'The fact that there's some e-mail here at MS that says 'let's go up and beat this guy': there's nothing wrong with that - that is capitalism at work for consumers.' - Bill Gates

Summary: The sociopaths from the fake ‘charity’ of Bill Gates would go to great lengths to squash criticism and also to eliminate critics; this series tells the story of some of those personally affected

TODAY we officially start a series we’ve long wanted to commence. We’ve been patiently gathering pertinent facts from affected parties and we are still making inquiries for more.

“As readers are aware, Wikileaks released some damning information not only about Microsoft but also the Gates Foundation.”The length of this series is unknown at this point; it will depend on the nature and volume of input we receive. There have been cover-up attempts, not only efforts to crush journalism but also to cover up the crushing of journalism. We’re hoping that by the time this series is finished readers will have a better grasp about how Microsoft — and the Gates Foundation specifically — not only games the media but also bullies the media. We should note, at least as a side note, that the Epstein documentary everyone has been speaking about this past week or fortnight deliberately downplays the role of Gates. Hardly surprising considering who made and distributed the film…

Without further ado, here’s the gist of the story we’ll be covering. It concerns me personally.

As readers are aware, Wikileaks released some damning information not only about Microsoft but also the Gates Foundation. That was a decade ago. Some of it dealt with efforts to undermine OLPC — a subject I had written about since around 2006 (even at my capacity as a journalist/columnist in news sites back then). The way Microsoft strong-armed OLPC and MIT (where OLPC came from) is well documented, albeit lots of revisionism served to obscure the ruinous contribution of Microsoft (Intel is the other guilty party; OLPC did not use Intel chipsets).

“…I interviewed you for an article I was doing about the Gates Foundation a few years ago for The Verge.”
      –The Verge Journalist
The series concerns investigative journalism regarding the OLPC affair, but it extends beyond it. It is also part of a familiar pattern.

“I don’t know if you remember,” a journalist told me the other week, “but I interviewed you for an article I was doing about the Gates Foundation a few years ago for The Verge.”

I do remember and I mentioned it several times since. The article was never published and there was an awkward silence.

“Believe it or not,” I’m now told, “the story was killed, and I lost my job — shortly thereafter, it was announced that Bill Gates would be the site’s “guest editor” for the month of February, 2015. But I’m sure that’s all a coincidence…’

We took note of this before, but we did not know for sure if or why the story got killed. Moreover, we didn’t know he was fired.

“Believe it or not, the story was killed, and I lost my job — shortly thereafter, it was announced that Bill Gates would be the site’s “guest editor” for the month of February, 2015.”
      –The Verge Journalist
Apparently, once Mr. Gates steps in, articles critical of his sheer abuses (even against charities) won’t be tolerated.

The pattern described above is familiar to me; I saw several things similar to it recently. In the next part we’ll be dealing with some of these things. Eventually, to the degree possible, we’d like to shed light on what the spiked story was all about.

Mr. Gates likes to portray himself as a charitable character; in reality, however, not only does he crush legitimate charities that actually help African kids (not using them for clinical trials and imposing Monsanto’s GMO on them) but he also crushes journalism that ‘dares’ to mention that.

Some “philanthropist”, eh?

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. Gemini Protocol's Originator: “I Continue to Care About This Project and I Care About the Community That Has Formed Around It.”

    'Solderpunk' is back from a long hiatus; this bodes well for Geminispace, which grew fast in spite of the conspicuous absence



  2. Bulgarian Like Bavarian Serfdom

    Bulgarian politics seem to have played a big role in selecting chiefs and delegates who backed Benoît Battistelli‘s unlawful proposals, which treat workers almost like slaves and ordinary citizens as disposable ‘collaterals’



  3. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXIII: The Balkan League - Bulgaria

    Today we examine the role of Bulgaria in Benoît Battistelli‘s liberticidal regime at the EPO (as well as under António Campinos, from 2018 to present) with particular focus on political machinations



  4. Links 25/10/2021: New Slackware64-current and a Look at Ubuntu Budgie

    Links for the day



  5. Links 25/10/2021: pg_statement_rollback 1.3 and Lots of Patent Catchup

    Links for the day



  6. Microsoft GitHub Exposé — Part III — A Story of Plagiarism and Likely Securities Fraud

    Today we tread slowly and take another step ahead, revealing the nature of only some among many problems that GitHub and Microsoft are hiding from the general public (to the point of spiking media reports)



  7. [Meme] [Teaser] Oligarchs-Controlled Patent Offices With Media Connections That Cover Up Corruption

    As we shall see later today, the ‘underworld’ in Bulgaria played a role or pulled the strings of politically-appointed administrators who guarded Benoît Battistelli‘s liberticidal regime at the EPO



  8. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, October 24, 2021

    IRC logs for Sunday, October 24, 2021



  9. Links 25/10/2021: EasyOS 3.1 and Bareflank 3.0

    Links for the day



  10. The Demolition of the EPO Was Made Possible With Assistance From Countries That Barely Have European Patents

    The legal basis of today's EPO has been crushed; a lot of this was made possible by countries with barely any stakes in the outcome



  11. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXII: The Balkan League - North Macedonia and Albania

    We continue to look at Benoît Battistelli‘s enablers at the EPO



  12. Links 24/10/2021: GPS Daemon (GPSD) Bug and Lots of Openwashing

    Links for the day



  13. Links 24/10/2021: XWayland 21.1.3 and Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS Daily Build

    Links for the day



  14. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, October 23, 2021

    IRC logs for Saturday, October 23, 2021



  15. Links 24/10/2021: Ceph Boss Sage Weil Resigns and Many GPL Enforcement Stories

    Links for the day



  16. GAFAM-Funded NPR Reports That Facebook Let Millions of People Like Trump Flout the So-called Rules. Not Just “a Few”.

    Guest post by Ryan, reprinted with permission



  17. Some Memes About What Croatia Means to the European Patent Office

    Before we proceed to other countries in the region, let’s not forget or let’s immortalise the role played by Croatia in the EPO (memes are memorable)



  18. Gangster Culture in the EPO

    The EPO‘s Administrative Council was gamed by a gangster from Croatia; today we start the segment of the series which deals with the Balkan region



  19. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXI: The Balkan League – The Doyen and His “Protégée”

    The EPO‘s circle of corruption in the Balkan region will be the focus of today’s (and upcoming) coverage, showing some of the controversial enablers of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos, two deeply corrupt French officials who rapidly drive the Office into the ground for personal gain (at Europe’s expense!)



  20. Links 23/10/2021: FreeBSD 12.3 Beta, Wine 6.20, and NuTyX 21.10.0

    Links for the day



  21. IRC Proceedings: Friday, October 22, 2021

    IRC logs for Friday, October 22, 2021



  22. [Meme] [Teaser] Crime Express

    The series about Battistelli's "Strike Regulations" (20 parts thus far) culminates as the next station is the Balkan region



  23. Links 23/10/2021: Star Labs/StarLite, Ventoy 1.0.56

    Links for the day



  24. Gemini on Sourcehut and Further Expansion of Gemini Space

    Gemini protocol is becoming a widely adopted de facto standard for many who want to de-clutter the Internet by moving away from the World Wide Web and HTML (nowadays plagued by JavaScript, CSS, and many bloated frameworks that spy)



  25. Unlawful Regimes Even Hungary and Poland Would Envy

    There’s plenty of news reports about Polish and Hungarian heads of states violating human rights, but never can one find criticism of the EPO’s management doing the same (the mainstream avoids this subject altogether); today we examine how that area of Europe voted on the illegal "Strike Regulations" of Benoît Battistelli



  26. The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XX: The Visegrád Group

    The EPO‘s unlawful “Strike Regulations” (which helped Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos illegally crush or repress EPO staff) were supported by only one among 4 Visegrád delegates



  27. [Meme] IBM Has Paid ZDNet to Troll the Community

    Over the past few weeks ZDNet has constantly published courses with the word "master" in their headlines (we caught several examples; a few are shown above); years ago this was common, also in relation to IBM itself; clearly IBM thinks that the word is racially sensitive and offensive only when it's not IBM using the word and nowadays IBM pays ZDNet — sometimes proxying through the Linux Foundation — to relay this self-contradictory message whose objective is to shame programmers, Free software communities etc. (through guilt they can leverage more power and resort to projection tactics, sometimes outright slander which distracts)



  28. [Meme] ILO Designed to Fail: EPO Presidents Cannot be Held Accountable If ILOAT Takes Almost a Decade to Issue a Simple Ruling

    The recent ILOAT ruling (a trivial no-brainer) inadvertently reminds one of the severe weaknesses of ILOAT; what good is a system of accountability that issues rulings on decisions that are barely relevant anymore (or too late to correct)?



  29. Links 22/10/2021: Trump's AGPL Violations and Chrome 95 Released

    Links for the day



  30. [Meme] How Corporate Monopolies Demonise Critics of Their Technically and Legally Problematic 'Products'

    When the technical substance of some criticism stands (defensible based upon evidence), and is increasingly difficult to refute based on facts, make up some fictional issue — a straw man argument — and then respond to that phony issue based on no facts at all


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts