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Person of the year: a three-way tie

  1. Dec 18, 2005 #1
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  3. Dec 18, 2005 #2


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    Time sank to a new low in quality of magazines.
  4. Dec 18, 2005 #3
    the Gates have given away enough money to qualify. Bono though? Has Bono done anything since 1985 worth mentioning?
  5. Dec 18, 2005 #4
    I can live with the Gates-choice, but BONO ? What has he done besides annoying people with superfuous political remarks that nobody cares about ?

    Man of the year, for me, is JOZEF RATZINGER:approve:
    Woman of the year is SCARLETT JOHANSONN

  6. Dec 18, 2005 #5
    Woman of the year for me is Evo (if any christmas cookies show up)
  7. Dec 18, 2005 #6
    Pfff, stop this damn butkissing...it really is ennoying...

    Tribdog, i'd prefer if you were more honest man...JUST GO GET THE FREEKIN COOKIES, YOURSELF...BE A MAN...


  8. Dec 18, 2005 #7
    lol, here's one person I won't be sharing my cookies with.
  9. Dec 18, 2005 #8
    Your cookies :uhh: ??? You ain't got no cookies...you have to wait until you get them (...how sad...)

    Anyhow, i was just trying to help you out man

    marlon, who already has many of his OWN cookies and who will share them with the only true love of his life.

  10. Dec 18, 2005 #9
    your only true love?
    So you'll be eating alone too huh?
  11. Dec 18, 2005 #10
    and the day I need your advice to "help me out" is the day I join QuantumTheory and blow my brains out.
  12. Dec 18, 2005 #11

    The amount of money gates has given away amounts to me giving away a few bucks. Its a pittance.
  13. Dec 18, 2005 #12
    no, the amount of money given away amounts to a whole bunch of pittances. Nobody says charity has to be painful. He doesn't have to give away everything he has and the 'pittance' he gave away did a whole lot of good to the people he gave it to
  14. Dec 18, 2005 #13
    Huh ? No, huh...No No...

  15. Dec 18, 2005 #14


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    Two good reasons why what he is giving now is appropriate:

    1. If he gave all his money away now, he wouldn't have money left to give away later. By giving it away slowly, it allows his investments to mature and produce more money than he'd be able to give away otherwise.

    2. He's young. He's not even retired yet. Once he retires and starts spending less time at the office, he'll have more time for philanthropy and less need for money in the future*. He will become like all the other so-called "robber barons" and give a substantial fraction of his weath away.

    Edit: *some will ask - what need for money does he have now? Maybe he wants to start another business. Maybe he wants to buy another island - I really don't know, but the point is that he's young and he probably doesn't even know, so giving more away doesn't really make sense until he has a better idea of what the rest of his life has in store for him.
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  16. Dec 18, 2005 #15
    :rolleyes: yeah, this is the classic opening line of people that really need help.

    Err, how can one "join" QuantumTheory ?

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