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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:57 PM
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Poll question: If you felt Bill Gates was a philanthropist before, what say you now?
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=a...

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``I'm short the dollar,'' Gates, chairman of Microsoft Corp., told Charlie Rose in an interview late yesterday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. ``The ol' dollar, it's gonna go down.''

Gates's concern that widening U.S. budget and trade deficits are undermining the dollar was echoed in Davos by policymakers including European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.

The dollar fell 21 percent against a basket of six major currencies from the start of 2002 to the end of last year. The trade deficit swelled to a record $609.3 billion last year and total U.S. government debt rose 8.7 percent to $7.62 trillion in the past 12 months.

``It is a bit scary,'' Gates said. ``We're in uncharted territory when the world's reserve currency has so much outstanding debt.''


Article has more. :cry:

Oh, this was also said - which should be a stabbing insult into the America's chest: ``The U.S. should take the lead in putting its own house in order,'' Yu said. ``It's the root cause'' of global imbalances. ``China will make its contribution, but the world should not put disproportionate pressure'' on the country.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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liberal43110 Donating Member (687 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 10:58 PM
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1. January 2005
FYI, this is from January 29, 2005.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:02 PM
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2. Good catch. But I never saw it and something like that is something I
would NEVER forget.
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drb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:07 PM
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3. He's a smart guy.
He knows how to read the tea leaves.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-19-05 11:34 PM
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4. Exactly....He Knows What He's Talking About. I Worry About The $ 2. nt
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