That is a lie, and you are a liar. Bill Gates got rich by abusing Microsoft's monopoly position. The USDoJ found that Microsoft (under the direct control of Gates) basically abused its position in every way possible. And then under Bush, John Ashcroft declared that they would not be punished in any way. Then the Gates Foundation was created to hide those ill-gotten goods from future administrations which might try to seize them.
Cunning hiding it away in things like vaccination programs and other A rated charitable activities? I dislike the MS story as much as anyone, but to say that Gates hasn't used his money for genuine philanthropy is myopic.
It does not. Of course the Sherman act isn't a law, so you can't violate it as such. It's what and when the government should look at trust issues.
...what do you think the 'Act' in Sherman Act refers to?
If he'd really thought that he wouldn't have run off to hide in an embassy - he'd have waited for any indictment then played it out in court THEN gone to an embassy if things looked bad.
This is almost exactly what happened, but thanks for your uninformed reckon.
It matters not whether you follow Christian beliefs or not during your time on this earth, but when you shed your mortal coil and find yourself in the Pit you will wail in disbelief
AKA: "I don't care about people, but I'm forced to be ethical because otherwise I'll be in the pit." That's an inspiring ethical approach you've got there.
It's not about not having a nice office. Making people unhappy and unproductive is stupid.
My issue is that it's designed for the ego of the person in the main chair at the cost of practicality. You can't, for instance, see what people are doing behind you or easily go to their desk. Nor can you look your workers in the eye without leaving the chair, and it's a massive screen in a data gathering operation that is the opposite of something that needs quick command decisions. If it was on a warship I'd think it was poorly placed for crew communication. Since it's in an admin office it's a remarkably classless piece of manhood compensation for the boss that actually makes the office work less well.
I'd be embarrassed to be the person who had commissioned that, and not because I believe in hair shirts for public officials.
But Star Trek, come on. He doesn't even have photon torpedoes. How lame is that?
Wrong meeting room. You want DARPA down the hall for the boom boom.
Let the NSA geek feel like he's Captain Picard. You know you would too if given the chance.
I can say with complete assurance that I wouldn't be spending other people's money on such an embarrassingly obvious teenage power fantasy. It belittles the man rather than imbuing him with authority.
The amount of beauty required launch 1 ship = 1 Millihelen