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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:03 AM
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Bill Gates proves once again: you don't have to be too smart to be the world's richest man
...you just have to be connected to money & power.


Innovation impossible in public schools says Gates

Billionaire Bill proved once again that you don't have to be all that smart to be the world's second-richest man. At the recent Techonomy conference, Gates thanked God for charter schools and wrote off any possibility of "innovation" coming from within the public school system. (The Daily Riff)

Actually it was public school teachers who created the original charter schools (God was busy that day helping Microsoft's lawyers settle their anti-trust case so the teachers asked us for help).

http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2010/08/ownership-so...
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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:11 AM
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1. check out list of Obama's donors
Microsoft is WAY up there.
Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is the major player in the attempt to privatize the public schools.
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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:45 AM
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8. that would explain his reluctance to really take on offshoring
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:15 AM
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2. Whar a stupid thing to say.
Truly!
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:41 AM
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4. K&R creepy
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:50 AM
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5. thanks mods.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 01:51 AM
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6. Please PM idiocy. Was it biggg idiocy?
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KT2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:36 AM
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7. what does he know
about public schools? He went to a private boy's school in Seattle and I am sure his children attend private schools.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:57 AM
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10. lakeside went coed when he was there. but he's stated publicly he couldn't
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 02:58 AM by Hannah Bell
teach his own brood math in a group -- he's got either three or four now.

which brings up another point: how come rich people have so many kids when they're always lecturing us about overpopulation?

one bill gates uses as many resources as three neighborhoods like mine.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:54 AM
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9. A solid 'C' dropout who's only apparent talent is lying & cheating. What an inspiration. K&R
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Mac1949 Donating Member (168 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 04:16 AM
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11. This may be silly, but has anyone seen Despicable Me?
Is it just me, or is the villain, Vector, really Bill Gates? :rofl:
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Recursion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:05 AM
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12. "it was public school teachers who created the original charter schools"
Umm... they did that because they felt roughly like Bill Gates does. I mean, come on, that's a pretty perverse argument.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:10 AM
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13. Kind of some lame and obvious writing.
I would think somebody needs to resharpen their ax.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:26 AM
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14. "Innovation"=Corporate hive mentality to these types.
They don't honestly care about anything cool or experimental. Innovation is just the code word they use for "profitable".
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:29 PM
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15. +100. most innovations come from public sector & independents.
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 05:01 PM
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17. Just an anecdote.
Al & I were eating lunch last week out in a busy commercial neighborhood. We were sitting behind two Facebook employees and boy was that an eye opening conversation to overhear. There is NO room for employees to branch out even a little from their chosen role by management. Kids of 20 who have "sales" on their resume' cannot get hired for any other positions they might have experience in, they are branded that young as "sales" by management doing hiring.

The private sector is a chicken-hearted and closed in system of profit making machines. There is no room to fail to profit, therefore no room to truly innovate. I have several friends in IT, I hear the same thing all over. The initial rush is the start-up. After that takes off even a little, they are quickly courted and snapped up by the big guys who "have a certain way of doing things", as they say. After that, you're back to a cube rat.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 08:00 PM
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18. i believe it.
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amborin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 02:31 PM
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16. K&R
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