Tag Archives: Gates Foundation

Introducing my newly educated friend, Doctor Pete Larson

I wasn’t able to get away from work and attend in person, but my good friend, and former bandmate, Pete Larson, who often leaves comments on this site, was awarded his PhD on Friday afternoon. I am incredibly proud of him. A lot of people that I know bemoan how shitty their lives are, but […]

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The apparent end of public education as we know it in Philadelphia

We’ve talked at length on this site, over the past several years, about the coordinated campaign to dismantle public education in the United States. Sadly, Michigan is often at the forefront of this national conservative movement. Images of pregnant teenage girls being arrested as they try to keep their schools from closing and boys picketing […]

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Billionaires stepping up, acknowledging their good fortune, and doing what’s right

Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Warren Buffett have challenged their fellow American billionaires to pledge at least half of their net worth to charity, either in their lifetimes or at their death. And, always one to lead by example, Warren Buffet today announced that he would be donating all but 1% of his wealth. Following […]

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