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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:10 PM

Bill and Melinda Gates Took On President Trump and the Privileges of Wealth in Their Annual Letter

Source: Time Magazine

In the tenth edition of the Gates Foundation’s annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates have chosen a different tact, tackling head-on “The 10 Tough Questions” they’re often asked about their $40 billion foundation.

Questions range from the political to the personal, including,”Are you imposing your values on other cultures?” and, “What do you have to show for the billions you’ve spent on U.S. education?”

In the joint letter, Bill Gates, who recently revealed that his father is suffering from dementia, writes that over the past year, he’s been asked “about President Trump and his policies more often than all the other topics in this letter combined.

“I wish our president would treat people, and especially women, with more respect when he speaks and tweets,” she (Melinda Gates) wrote.



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Reply Bill and Melinda Gates Took On President Trump and the Privileges of Wealth in Their Annual Letter (Original post)
laserhaas Feb 13 OP
BigmanPigman Feb 13 #1
Bernardo de La Paz Feb 13 #2
elleng Feb 13 #4
elleng Feb 13 #3
Igel Feb 13 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Feb 14 #6
lunasun Feb 14 #7

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:28 PM

1. I hope Bill and Melinda donate a lot of money to the Dems' midterm campaigns.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:54 PM

2. tack, not "tact". Trump is tactless. Sailing tack is course setting into wind. Tack back & forth.


Standards have fallen when even Time magazine fails.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:58 PM

4. GOT it, Bernardo!

“Tack” — the correct word in this context — is actually derived from sailing terminology. The tack is the lower leading corner of the sail; it points the direction the ship is heading. So when a sailboat changes course, it’s changing from one tack to another, or “taking a different tack.”

Tact, on the other hand, really only has one meaning. It’s a keen perception of what is appropriate or considerate. (Think of tactile–>touch–>the right touch.)


https://getedited.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/take-a-different-tack-or-tact/

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:56 PM

3. Anyone surprised Time got this wrong?

'“Tack” — the correct word in this context — is actually derived from sailing terminology. The tack is the lower leading corner of the sail; it points the direction the ship is heading. So when a sailboat changes course, it’s changing from one tack to another, or “taking a different tack.”

Tact, on the other hand, really only has one meaning. It’s a keen perception of what is appropriate or considerate. (Think of tactile–>touch–>the right touch.)'

https://getedited.wordpress.com/2010/02/22/take-a-different-tack-or-tact/

Glad the Gates are tacking differently.

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Response to elleng (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:16 PM

5. "Tact" is also fairly close to "ictus."

Jus' sayin'.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:45 AM

6. billionaire crook yaks about other billionaire crook

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:37 AM

7. Bill Gates says Trump has the opportunity to be like JFK this was dec 16 Post election

https://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/13/after-talking-with-trump-bill-gates-likens-president-elect-to-jfk.html
President-elect Donald Trump has an opportunity to establish "American leadership through innovation," Bill Gates told CNBC on Tuesday.

"A lot of his message has been about ... where he sees things not as good as he'd like," the billionaire Microsoft co-founder said on "Squawk Box."

"But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that," Gates continued, "I think whether it's education or stopping epidemics ... [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump's] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation."

So his hateful campaigns and Clinton clearly warning of so many as deplorable this is what he saw.

She is esp. concerned about women because she is one.
Well trump did get rid of regulatory rules he is often upbeat tweeting about his presidency &
they have a new innovative tax rate so maybe that's what he meant.

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