The posers out there that want tax payer money to go to their cause are the absolute stingiest when it comes to their own money. Their motto is "Someone should give money, but it's not going to be me." That's cowardice, phoniness, and should be shamed. The idea of the government giving out charity money is awful for the personal growth and personal connection that donors get when giving their own money, under their own will, not under the threat of government force.
For Bill and Melinda to commit to giving all of their wealth away to charity before dying is beyond noble.
Bill's mosquito release brings a very real situation to a mostly sheltered culture. Those I know that have gone on mission trips to poverty stricken countries all profess that the were forever changed by the experience. Gates unleashed a small jar of change on that crowd, and I do hope it takes root and holds.
If the theory is in fact proven to be wrong, what does this mean for those that have staked careers, reputations, and a pseudo-religious belief into it? Could it so many are so deeply rooted into the belief that they will "go down with the ship?" If the earth cools for several years to come, but every "global warming" computer model that existed predicted continual warming, doesn't that annihilate the theory? Or will defense of ego rule the day and we are pitched a "Two Days After The Day After Tomorrow" scenario in order for the alarmists to maintain control?
Shouldn't science be about the truth at all costs, especially that of ego? I mean, were major global warming promoters to come around and admit fault, I don't believe they would be met with ridicule and humiliation, but praise for their bravery and courage."
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