02.06.09

The Lesser-covered Side of the Big Stories

Posted in Antitrust, Bill Gates, Deception, Microsoft at 8:08 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“My background is finance and accounting. As a socially conscious venture capitalist and philanthropist, I have a very good understanding of wealth management and philanthropy. I started my career in 1967 with the IRS as a specialist in taxation covering many areas of the tax law including the so-called legal loopholes to charitable giving. […] However, the Gates Buffet foundation grant is nothing more than a shell game in which control of assets for both Gates and Buffet remain the same. […] The only difference is that the accumulation of wealth by these two will be much more massive because they will no longer have to pay any taxes.”

The Gates and Buffet Foundation Shell Game

IT’S too easy to stumble upon new articles and blog posts that viciously criticise Microsoft for its crimes. This example from last week put it rather bluntly because it exclaimed that “Microsoft must be destroyed!”

The explanation goes like this:

Ah, you say, but Microsoft was charged as being a monopoly by the Justice Department, and has been monitored by the courts ever since. Well, yes, Microsoft was charged and found guilty. Due to their philosophical beliefs the George W. Bush Administration instructed the Justice Department to back off on enforcement when the Administration came into office in early 2001. Since then, the Justice Department has seemed more like cheerleaders for the company, a convicted monopolist, than a probation officer. In fact the Justice Department has even written to the European Commissioner for Competition, Nellie Kroes, asking the the EU not take action against the company, when an EU court had reached the same conclusion as a US court, that Microsoft is a monopoly, and has used it’s position as a monopoly to prevent competition in the market.

As we stated a week ago, Microsoft employees like to believe that Microsoft is being ‘picked on’ because “it’s a big company.” But this ignores the reality that Microsoft is committing crimes, not just ethical crimes. The lack of law enforcement does not make these any less of a crime.

Over the past fortnight we happen to have also mentioned what some would characterise as treason [1, 2, 3], namely the betrayal and abandonment of American workers, not to mention tax evasion. But whereas it’s no crime to move a workforce abroad, the means of achieving this were fraudulent. They involved Microsoft, Bill Gates’ father, and Jack Abramoff who is now serving time in prison. Here are some newer articles about the very latest debacle which relates to “Abramoff visas”:

1. Microsoft faces more heat over foreign workers and layoff plans

In many ways, this is no surprise. Microsoft has lobbied for years to relax the restrictions on the program, letting more foreign workers participate. But the timing in relation to the layoffs is raising eyebrows among some of its critics.

2. Microsoft Layoff Sparks H-1B Debate

Layoff announcements by IT vendors came fast and furious over the past two weeks. But it was Microsoft Corp.’s that drew the attention of a U.S. senator, who said it was “imperative” that the company give job priority to U.S. citizens over foreigners with H-1B visas.

A lot of this traces back to Bill Gates and his dad, who happens to participate in another joint scam. The selfishness, vanity and dishonesty are endemic, but the public remains unsuspecting even when the man responsible is unleashing mosquitoes into an audience that may be allergic to them.

Ending malaria is a particular passion of Gates’s, whose Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent millions fighting the disease. But he apparently didn’t feel like TED attendees were taking the threat seriously. “Not only poor people should experience this,” Gates said as he let the bugs loose on his audience, according to Facebook manager Dave Morin. (eBay founder Pierre Omidyar and Twitter CEO Ev Williams confirm the report.)

What was he thinking? The articles covering this incident neglect to mention how Bill Gates and his wife generate profit from disease because they invest in the cure. Self-serving charities are very much a reality and it’s naive to ignore this.

Bug or fly

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

This post is also available in Gemini over at:

gemini://gemini.techrights.org/2009/02/06/lesser-covered-truths-digest/

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Disregard Web Sites That Call Themselves 'News' and Instead Promote Proprietary Software for Companies Like Microsoft

    Publishers like IDG have long been paid-for marketing in ‘article’ clothing, sometimes with the veneer of ‘reporting’ (as if they have some inside knowledge or insight, e.g. speaking with or for the company they secretly coordinate with or market for); but sadly we’ve been seeing some so-called ‘Linux’ sites doing the same thing, in effect acting like de facto Microsoft marketers



  2. [Meme] Who Needs Examination Anyway When There's 'Hey Hi' (AI)?

    The patent production line could do away with 'pesky' and 'opinionated' examiners who actually wish to scrutinise alleged 'inventions'



  3. Europe's Second-Largest Institution Corrupting the Media and Buying Expensive Puff Pieces

    As annual reports reveal, the EPO wastes an extraordinary amount of money on reputation laundering campaigns and it pollutes the signal by paying publishers; we examine this issue using the new 'reports' shown in the video above



  4. Links 6/5/2021: Fedora’s Compiler Policy and Celemony Software GmbH Adopting Free Software

    Links for the day



  5. Free Software Proponents Don't Fall for Bullshit (Same is True for EPO Examiners)

    There are parallels between what happens in the Free Software Movement and the EPO, where well-meaning people — and usually hard-working scientists — are besieged by people who never really contributed anything to society



  6. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, May 05, 2021

    IRC logs for Wednesday, May 05, 2021



  7. Lessons From Another Failed Coup Against the Free Software Movement

    The coup has very clearly failed and we should prepare for future attempts (they go in cycles); the monopolies really dislike software they cannot control fully (e.g. copyleft/GPL-licensed software)



  8. Links 5/5/2021: Mesa 21.1 Released and New Releases of Python

    Links for the day



  9. Links 5/5/2021: StarLabs, GNU Zile 2.6.2, Fedora i3 Spin

    Links for the day



  10. Phony 'Scandals' From Phony 'News' Site ZDNet

    Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols continues the coup against the FSF (trying to separate it from its founder, Richard Stallman), funded by IBM and Microsoft to engage in libel at a marketing company-owned ‘news’ site called ZDNet



  11. Links 5/5/2021: Windows Security Breaches and GNU Pokology Launched

    Links for the day



  12. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, May 04, 2021

    IRC logs for Tuesday, May 04, 2021



  13. Links 4/5/2021: Taiwins 0.3, KDE Plasma 5.21.5 Released

    Links for the day



  14. EPO Already Wasting Money on Media Manipulation Campaigns for European Inventor Award

    An online-only European Inventor Award 'event' is being used as a pretext/excuse to flood European publishers with money they can rightly perceive as 'hush money'; everyone out there with no spine would likely buckle at the sight of EPO euros and just produce mindless puff pieces that serve to distract from EPO corruption



  15. The Timing of This Melinda Gates Tweet Was Always Curious...

    Remarking on her trip to Africa, where the Gates family lobbies for monopolies on seeds (for profit or course, notably through Monsanto/Bayer, which the Gates family heavily invests in), she posted pure fluff and old photos. And it’s hard to believe she had nothing better to do at the time (better than such nostalgia). As we noted last year: “The above tweet of a beach was posted [by Melinda Gates] on the date of the arrest/search of their employee, who was at their residence at the time.” He was arrested around the very same time this tweet was posted. As we wrote last year (based on detailed documents obtained from the police department): “This tweet was posted 2 hours and 40 minutes after the door was breached and incriminating evidence collected.” He was arrested later that morning at the mansion of Bill and Melinda Gates (the police records contain detailed timelines to confirm the chronology). Melinda’s first name was also in the CP 'stash'.



  16. Media Frenzy Around Gates Divorce Helps Distract From Bill's Crimes

    The distraction from many Gates scandals is cushioned by yet another personal fluff; we would rather see investigative journalism pursuing real answers about real scandals



  17. IRC Proceedings: Monday, May 03, 2021

    IRC logs for Monday, May 03, 2021



  18. EPO Disregards Animal Welfare

    An often overlooked issue surrounding the second-largest institution in Europe is its impact on millions if not billions of animals; there's ongoing research into that



  19. Links 3/5/2021: Sparky 5.15, Bill Gates Divorce, Netflix Fraud

    Links for the day



  20. Links 3/5/2021: New in OpenBSD 6.9 and Audacity Acquired By Muse Group

    Links for the day



  21. Adding, Seaming Together, Merging, or Concatenating Videos From the Command Line With FFMPEG (Scripting for Streamlining of Workflows)

    In order to enrich the looks of videos with almost no extra time/effort (all scripted, no GUIs should be needed) use ffmpeg with the concat operator; but there are several big gotchas, namely lack of sound and need for consistency across formats/codecs and even sampling rates



  22. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, May 02, 2021

    IRC logs for Sunday, May 02, 2021



  23. StatCounter: In May 2021 Windows Market Share Falls Sharply to Just 28%, Whereas GNU/Linux Climbs to 2.31% in Desktops/Laptops

    StatCounter isn't an authority on truth; nevertheless, it helps expose some trends and it shows that Windows is consistently falling, whereas GNU/Linux moves up steadily



  24. Links 3/5/2021: Ubuntu EoL Dates and Nitrux 1.4.0

    Links for the day



  25. Richard Stallman: “Google Can Forcibly Impose Software Changes and the User Can’t Say No.”

    "This is the same thing that Microsoft has in Windows," Stallman told me, "so Microsoft can also impose software changes. Any malicious feature that's not in the program today could be remotely installed tomorrow."



  26. It's Not About Richard Stallman

    First they came for the Founder...



  27. Links 2/5/2021: “Landlock” in Linux 5.13, Comics, Patents Catch-up

    Links for the day



  28. Audacity for Audio Editing With Free Software Only (GPL)

    Audacity is still our software of choice for audio editing; it had a new stable release just 10 days ago (GPL-licensed)



  29. TechBytes Episode 90: “Big Brother That Would Give Mr Orwell Nightmares.”

    An episode which focuses on the impact of COVID, privacy implications, games, and so-called 'cancel culture'



  30. Microsoft-Centric “Ransomware Task Force”

    Mitchel Lewis, a former Microsoft employee, takes a look at Microsoft-connected or Microsoft-controlled 'think tanks' in 'task force' clothing (Original by Mitchel Lewis, republished with permission)


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