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We're all of course very familiar with Mr Bill Gates, what he is famous for and what he likes to get up to.

 

But not many of us talk much about his 'other half', namely the Melinda in the 'Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation'.

 

She's never really been a 'household name', not that I've ever been aware of, but since this CV pandemic emerged last year, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started coming under scrutiny, she has started to become a little more prominent, especially when seated alongside her husband in TV interviews.

 

So my question is, what's the score with her? Who is she and what else does she get up to?

 

I'll start the ball rolling with a look at what Wikipedia says about her.

 

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_Gates

 

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Melinda Gates, pictured in 2011

 

Melinda Ann Gates (née French; born August 15, 1964) is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft, the world's largest computer software company. In 2000, she and her husband Bill Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable organization as of 2015. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes.

 

Early life

Melinda Ann French was born on August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. She is the second of four children born to Raymond Joseph French Jr., an aerospace engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a homemaker. Melinda has an older sister and two younger brothers.

Melinda, a Catholic, attended St. Monica Catholic School, where she was the top student in her class. At age 14, Melinda was introduced to the Apple II by her father, which later inspired her interest in computer games and the BASIC programming language.

Melinda graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986 and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1987. At Duke, Melinda was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Beta Rho Chapter.

 

Career

Gates' first job was tutoring children in mathematics and computer programming. After graduation, she became a marketing manager with Microsoft, being responsible for leading the development of various multimedia products. These included Cinemania, Encarta, Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Money, Works (Macintosh) and Word. She worked on Expedia, which became one of the most popular travel booking websites. In the early 1990s, Gates was appointed as General Manager of Information Products, a position which she held until 1996. She left Microsoft that year, reportedly, to focus on starting a family.

Gates served as a member of Duke University's Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2003. She attends the annual Bilderberg Group conference and has held a seat on the Board of Directors of The Washington Post company since 2004. She was also on the Board of Directors at Drugstore.com, but left in August 2006 to focus on philanthropy projects. Since 2000, Gates has been active in the public eye, stating "As I thought about strong women of history, I realized that they stepped out in some way". This has helped her work become recognized, while shaping and delivering goals of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As of 2014, Bill and Melinda have donated US$28 billion to the Foundation. In 2015 Gates founded Pivotal Ventures as a separate, independent organization to identify, help develop and implement innovative solutions to problems affecting U.S. women and families.

 

Writer

In 2019, Gates debuted as an author with the book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Former President Obama starred in a comedy sketch in order to promote it. The book highlights the failure to acknowledge women's unpaid work, drawing on feminist economist Dame Marilyn Waring's book If Women Counted.

 

So with a background in computer programming and software marketing, its probably fair to say that she is no expert in vaccines or medicine, just like her husband. (I don't think being on the board of directors at drugstore.com really counts, does it?)

 

Somewhat ironically, considering what is going on now, she worked on Expedia (in what capacity/role?)

 

Note also the reference to her attending Bilderberg Group meetings, and being a director of The Washington Post (owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos?)

 

And then blah blah some feminist stuff about 'empowering women'. I guess its easy to talk about empowering women when you are a woman married to a billionaire.

 

Personal life

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Melinda and her husband, Bill, 2009

Melinda began dating Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in 1987, after meeting him at a trade fair in New York. In 1994, she married Gates in a private ceremony held in Lanai, Hawaii. They have three children: Jennifer, Phoebe and Rory Gates. The family resides in Xanadu 2.0, an earth-sheltered mansion overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The family also owns an oceanfront residence in Del Mar, California.

Gates and her husband were suggested as possible vice-presidential picks in the 2016 United States presidential election, according to a reportedly hacked email published by WikiLeaks from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.

 

Aren't these Gates' into 'climate change' stuff too? Funny how they all live in ocean-front residences, considering their dire warnings about ocean levels rising and all that.

 

So they dated for seven years before getting married, she must have known by then she was on to a good ticket.

 

The name of their mansion 'Xanadu' is interesting, and perhaps others would like to explore this further.

 

 

OK, that'll do for starters, if anyone else has or comes across any items of interest on or about Mrs Gates, then please feel free to share them here.

 

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1 hour ago, Grumpy Owl said:

The name of their mansion 'Xanadu' is interesting, and perhaps others would like to explore this further.

 

'Xanadu' is the name of the mansion in Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane which in turn was named after an ancient city, associated with Mongul Emperor Kublai Khan, known for its splendour. According to Wikipedia, Bill Gates nicknamed his mansion 'Xanadu 2.0' in reference to the mansion in Citizen Kane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanadu_(Citizen_Kane).

 

From humble beginnings, Citizen Kane's family stumble upon wealth from a mine gifted to them in exchange for room and board - the mine turns out to be rich in gold. After then having a privileged upbringing combined with hard work and vision, Citizen Kane achieves the American dream of attaining status and wealth. He becomes a rich, powerful and egotistical man obsessed with having power over others. He runs a media empire in order to try and control how others think whilst his life is marked with pain and sadness.

 

As he died a lonely death in opulent surroundings, the last words he uttered were 'Rosebud' which turned out to be a sled from his childhood which he played with before being taken away from his home and family to embark on the path to becoming an American oligarch. He never attained the love he craved or the political position he sought. 'Rosebud' represents the regret of his abandonment of his family and values in pursuit of power, money and influence (the American dream) which turned out to be hollow and worthless compared to the simplicity and innocence of childhood.

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11 hours ago, Grumpy Owl said:

Aren't these Gates' into 'climate change' stuff too?

  • They've been shoving it down our throats of late. As the world wide population of serfs have been locked in their homes producing minimal footprint, a new book is released:

 

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From the first pages of Gates’s third and most impassioned book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need...That promised land—Gates’s Ithaca, if you will—is a place called “zero.” 

https://fortune.com/2021/02/13/bill-gates-book-review-how-to-avoid-a-climate-disaster/

 

Gates has admitted to flying on a private jet to the Paris climate change summit in 2015. Green campaigners say the revelation, made in his new book on reducing carbon emissions, undermines the billionaire philanthropist’s message.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2267538-bill-gates-took-private-jet-to-paris-climate-summit-his-book-reveals/

 

 

  • I've never thought about their home to be honest, but I learn now they levelled a whole forest of 500 year old trees to build it with and import sand for their private beach, yearly, from the fking Caribbean!

 

The house was built with 500-year-old Douglas fir tree...Half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the project.

The lakefront shore contains sand that's delivered in large quantities by a barge from St. Lucia each year.

https://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-facts-about-bill-gates-house-2016-11?r=AU&IR=T#half-a-million-board-feet-of-lumber-was-needed-to-complete-the-project-2

 

No one thinks much about cement and steel, but making it accounts for 16% of all carbon dioxide emissions. So one innovative company Gates has been pouring money into is CarbonCure. They inject captured carbon dioxide into concrete. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-gates-climate-change-60-minutes-2021-02-14/


On to Her, specifically. Supercilious wrench

 

A Product of Poor Catholic Education

It is difficult to believe the claims of Bill and Melinda Gates that they are not involved in the abortion industry when you look at the relationships they have with organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation – the largest abortion provider in the world.

 

According to the National Catholic Register, Melinda Gates represents herself in the media as a practicing Catholic who has a great uncle who was a Jesuit priest and a great aunt who was an Ursuline nun who taught her to read. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in Dallas, where she claims to have learned “incredible social justice.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursulines#United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ursula

And, this may indeed be where the problem begins.

For so many Catholics, social justice has been so broadly defined that it now includes giving women access to reproductive rights – including the right to abortion – so that they can play an equal role in contributing to the workplace and the economy.

In an article entitled “Why Birth Control is Still a Big Idea” published in Foreign Policy in December, 2012, Melinda Gates writes:

Contraceptives unlock one of the most dormant but potentially powerful assets in development: women as decision makers.

When women have the power to make choices about their families, they tend to decide precisely what demographers, economists, and development experts recommend.

 

More on her devious population philanthropy so dear to her heart here: (like we didn't know.)

 

http://theunhivedmind.com/UHM/the-ambitions-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-controlling-population-and-public-education/

 

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https://attackonliberty.com/current-events/melinda-gates-satanic-pendant/

 

She's a celebrated author too - more social justice. Don't these people make themselves sick?

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https://www.goodreads.com/notes/42099289-the-moment-of-lift/88331881-melinda-gates#IG

 

Oh yes please where can I access this?

 

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Depopulation globalist Melinda Gates already pushing experimental COVID-19 vaccines on “people of color” as the target group to vaccinate first.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-10-depopulation-globalist-melinda-gates-experimental-covid-19-vaccines-people-of-color.html

 

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https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2320473/bio

 

 

How she realised they could use cokes distribution model to get vaccines to the 3rd world.

 

Saving lives leads to over population?

 

Perhaps it was coincidence that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation organized their London Summit on Family Planning, at which the Gates recommitted themselves to funding population control in the third world, in July 2012, on the anniversary of the First International Eugenics Congress, held in London exactly 100 years prior.

 

"Pfizer is testing a new form of Depo, the injection that she [African woman] walks fifteen kilometers to get. They’re now putting it in a new form, a new device that can be given—it’s very, very small, it’s called Uniject."   (remote controlled viable for 15 years)

 

Sorry don't believe it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6951309/Melinda-Gates-abusive-relationship-meeting-billionaire-Bill-Gates.html

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"Prepare for the next one... that will get attention this time"

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On 2/14/2021 at 7:53 PM, Mitochondrial Eve said:

 

'Xanadu' is the name of the mansion in Orson Welles' film Citizen Kane which in turn was named after an ancient city, associated with Mongul Emperor Kublai Khan, known for its splendour. According to Wikipedia, Bill Gates nicknamed his mansion 'Xanadu 2.0' in reference to the mansion in Citizen Kane https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xanadu_(Citizen_Kane).

 

From humble beginnings, Citizen Kane's family stumble upon wealth from a mine gifted to them in exchange for room and board - the mine turns out to be rich in gold. After then having a privileged upbringing combined with hard work and vision, Citizen Kane achieves the American dream of attaining status and wealth. He becomes a rich, powerful and egotistical man obsessed with having power over others. He runs a media empire in order to try and control how others think whilst his life is marked with pain and sadness.

 

As he died a lonely death in opulent surroundings, the last words he uttered were 'Rosebud' which turned out to be a sled from his childhood which he played with before being taken away from his home and family to embark on the path to becoming an American oligarch. He never attained the love he craved or the political position he sought. 'Rosebud' represents the regret of his abandonment of his family and values in pursuit of power, money and influence (the American dream) which turned out to be hollow and worthless compared to the simplicity and innocence of childhood.

Wow, now that has laid something bare right there

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this sounds like possession and subconscious or true self leaking out kind of if you ask me when hearing that, i could be wrong, it could also be some kind of trickster shit, but damn could be pretty telling couldnt it?

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Melinda Gates is a brilliant tool for instruction in how to lead a good life and survive this horrendous time - essentially, whatever she says to do, do the polar opposite; and you're sure to have made the right decision.

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On 2/14/2021 at 12:37 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

We're all of course very familiar with Mr Bill Gates, what he is famous for and what he likes to get up to.

 

But not many of us talk much about his 'other half', namely the Melinda in the 'Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation'.

 

She's never really been a 'household name', not that I've ever been aware of, but since this CV pandemic emerged last year, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started coming under scrutiny, she has started to become a little more prominent, especially when seated alongside her husband in TV interviews.

 

So my question is, what's the score with her? Who is she and what else does she get up to?

 

I'll start the ball rolling with a look at what Wikipedia says about her.

 

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_Gates

 

220px-Melinda_Gates_-_World_Economic_For

Melinda Gates, pictured in 2011

 

Melinda Ann Gates (née French; born August 15, 1964) is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft, the world's largest computer software company. In 2000, she and her husband Bill Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable organization as of 2015. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes.

 

Early life

Melinda Ann French was born on August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. She is the second of four children born to Raymond Joseph French Jr., an aerospace engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a homemaker. Melinda has an older sister and two younger brothers.

Melinda, a Catholic, attended St. Monica Catholic School, where she was the top student in her class. At age 14, Melinda was introduced to the Apple II by her father, which later inspired her interest in computer games and the BASIC programming language.

Melinda graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986 and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1987. At Duke, Melinda was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Beta Rho Chapter.

 

Career

Gates' first job was tutoring children in mathematics and computer programming. After graduation, she became a marketing manager with Microsoft, being responsible for leading the development of various multimedia products. These included Cinemania, Encarta, Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Money, Works (Macintosh) and Word. She worked on Expedia, which became one of the most popular travel booking websites. In the early 1990s, Gates was appointed as General Manager of Information Products, a position which she held until 1996. She left Microsoft that year, reportedly, to focus on starting a family.

Gates served as a member of Duke University's Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2003. She attends the annual Bilderberg Group conference and has held a seat on the Board of Directors of The Washington Post company since 2004. She was also on the Board of Directors at Drugstore.com, but left in August 2006 to focus on philanthropy projects. Since 2000, Gates has been active in the public eye, stating "As I thought about strong women of history, I realized that they stepped out in some way". This has helped her work become recognized, while shaping and delivering goals of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As of 2014, Bill and Melinda have donated US$28 billion to the Foundation. In 2015 Gates founded Pivotal Ventures as a separate, independent organization to identify, help develop and implement innovative solutions to problems affecting U.S. women and families.

 

Writer

In 2019, Gates debuted as an author with the book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Former President Obama starred in a comedy sketch in order to promote it. The book highlights the failure to acknowledge women's unpaid work, drawing on feminist economist Dame Marilyn Waring's book If Women Counted.

 

So with a background in computer programming and software marketing, its probably fair to say that she is no expert in vaccines or medicine, just like her husband. (I don't think being on the board of directors at drugstore.com really counts, does it?)

 

Somewhat ironically, considering what is going on now, she worked on Expedia (in what capacity/role?)

 

Note also the reference to her attending Bilderberg Group meetings, and being a director of The Washington Post (owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos?)

 

And then blah blah some feminist stuff about 'empowering women'. I guess its easy to talk about empowering women when you are a woman married to a billionaire.

 

Personal life

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Melinda and her husband, Bill, 2009

Melinda began dating Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in 1987, after meeting him at a trade fair in New York. In 1994, she married Gates in a private ceremony held in Lanai, Hawaii. They have three children: Jennifer, Phoebe and Rory Gates. The family resides in Xanadu 2.0, an earth-sheltered mansion overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The family also owns an oceanfront residence in Del Mar, California.

Gates and her husband were suggested as possible vice-presidential picks in the 2016 United States presidential election, according to a reportedly hacked email published by WikiLeaks from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.

 

Aren't these Gates' into 'climate change' stuff too? Funny how they all live in ocean-front residences, considering their dire warnings about ocean levels rising and all that.

 

So they dated for seven years before getting married, she must have known by then she was on to a good ticket.

 

The name of their mansion 'Xanadu' is interesting, and perhaps others would like to explore this further.

 

 

OK, that'll do for starters, if anyone else has or comes across any items of interest on or about Mrs Gates, then please feel free to share them here.

 

According to my research, extremely wealthy people are almost (and I use the word almost very loosely) always involved in satanism/luciferianism.  They are abused as children, and brought up with the f'd up mentality that goes along with the elite's dictates.  Gates is undoubtedly mentally ill, I don't imagine his "spouse" being any different.  If you look closely at "melinda", you'll notice obvious masculine characteristics.  The satanists routinely have gender reversing surgery done to create a person who represents the "baphomet", an abomination to the Creator.  It's a way to spite and hold a middle finger up to God, pleasing the Dark Forces that they worship.  They are usually embodied with a fourth-dimensional entity (Hillary Clinton was a perfect example of this) that grants them an amount of power as long as they're playing the game.  BTW - the fourth-dimensional entity that inhabited HRC was considered the second most evil entity on the planet.  I heard (from Michael Jaco) they had to decapitate "IT" so that the entity inhabiting "IT" would die.  

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On 2/15/2021 at 2:35 PM, skitzorat said:
  • They've been shoving it down our throats of late. As the world wide population of serfs have been locked in their homes producing minimal footprint, a new book is released:

 

image.png.3a353eb48b2f88471647b307186aea83.png

 

 

From the first pages of Gates’s third and most impassioned book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need...That promised land—Gates’s Ithaca, if you will—is a place called “zero.” 

https://fortune.com/2021/02/13/bill-gates-book-review-how-to-avoid-a-climate-disaster/

 

Gates has admitted to flying on a private jet to the Paris climate change summit in 2015. Green campaigners say the revelation, made in his new book on reducing carbon emissions, undermines the billionaire philanthropist’s message.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2267538-bill-gates-took-private-jet-to-paris-climate-summit-his-book-reveals/

 

 

  • I've never thought about their home to be honest, but I learn now they levelled a whole forest of 500 year old trees to build it with and import sand for their private beach, yearly, from the fking Caribbean!

 

The house was built with 500-year-old Douglas fir tree...Half a million board-feet of lumber was needed to complete the project.

The lakefront shore contains sand that's delivered in large quantities by a barge from St. Lucia each year.

https://www.businessinsider.com/crazy-facts-about-bill-gates-house-2016-11?r=AU&IR=T#half-a-million-board-feet-of-lumber-was-needed-to-complete-the-project-2

 

No one thinks much about cement and steel, but making it accounts for 16% of all carbon dioxide emissions. So one innovative company Gates has been pouring money into is CarbonCure. They inject captured carbon dioxide into concrete. 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bill-gates-climate-change-60-minutes-2021-02-14/


On to Her, specifically. Supercilious wrench

 

A Product of Poor Catholic Education

It is difficult to believe the claims of Bill and Melinda Gates that they are not involved in the abortion industry when you look at the relationships they have with organizations like the International Planned Parenthood Federation – the largest abortion provider in the world.

 

According to the National Catholic Register, Melinda Gates represents herself in the media as a practicing Catholic who has a great uncle who was a Jesuit priest and a great aunt who was an Ursuline nun who taught her to read. She graduated from Ursuline Academy in Dallas, where she claims to have learned “incredible social justice.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ursulines#United_States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Ursula

And, this may indeed be where the problem begins.

For so many Catholics, social justice has been so broadly defined that it now includes giving women access to reproductive rights – including the right to abortion – so that they can play an equal role in contributing to the workplace and the economy.

In an article entitled “Why Birth Control is Still a Big Idea” published in Foreign Policy in December, 2012, Melinda Gates writes:

Contraceptives unlock one of the most dormant but potentially powerful assets in development: women as decision makers.

When women have the power to make choices about their families, they tend to decide precisely what demographers, economists, and development experts recommend.

 

More on her devious population philanthropy so dear to her heart here: (like we didn't know.)

 

http://theunhivedmind.com/UHM/the-ambitions-of-bill-and-melinda-gates-controlling-population-and-public-education/

 

image.png.787fc4ff1bfc01d098161c1120e79788.png

 

image.png.83e855e7d1f6a95a8b9f66b6c6fabf7e.png

https://attackonliberty.com/current-events/melinda-gates-satanic-pendant/

 

She's a celebrated author too - more social justice. Don't these people make themselves sick?

image.png.395f3a4a833979b1bb84389ffcb87477.png

https://www.goodreads.com/notes/42099289-the-moment-of-lift/88331881-melinda-gates#IG

 

Oh yes please where can I access this?

 

image.png.c621f11f8f657d70a49d3954ca34519b.png

 

Depopulation globalist Melinda Gates already pushing experimental COVID-19 vaccines on “people of color” as the target group to vaccinate first.

https://www.naturalnews.com/2020-06-10-depopulation-globalist-melinda-gates-experimental-covid-19-vaccines-people-of-color.html

 

image.png.862aaffa4397da8c480eaac46e37bdd4.png

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2320473/bio

 

 

How she realised they could use cokes distribution model to get vaccines to the 3rd world.

 

Saving lives leads to over population?

 

Perhaps it was coincidence that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation organized their London Summit on Family Planning, at which the Gates recommitted themselves to funding population control in the third world, in July 2012, on the anniversary of the First International Eugenics Congress, held in London exactly 100 years prior.

 

"Pfizer is testing a new form of Depo, the injection that she [African woman] walks fifteen kilometers to get. They’re now putting it in a new form, a new device that can be given—it’s very, very small, it’s called Uniject."   (remote controlled viable for 15 years)

 

Sorry don't believe it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-6951309/Melinda-Gates-abusive-relationship-meeting-billionaire-Bill-Gates.html

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"Prepare for the next one... that will get attention this time"

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Those psychopathic eyes. Tells me everything I need to know.

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On 2/14/2021 at 5:37 PM, Grumpy Owl said:

We're all of course very familiar with Mr Bill Gates, what he is famous for and what he likes to get up to.

 

But not many of us talk much about his 'other half', namely the Melinda in the 'Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation'.

 

She's never really been a 'household name', not that I've ever been aware of, but since this CV pandemic emerged last year, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation started coming under scrutiny, she has started to become a little more prominent, especially when seated alongside her husband in TV interviews.

 

So my question is, what's the score with her? Who is she and what else does she get up to?

 

I'll start the ball rolling with a look at what Wikipedia says about her.

 

From: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melinda_Gates

 

220px-Melinda_Gates_-_World_Economic_For

Melinda Gates, pictured in 2011

 

Melinda Ann Gates (née French; born August 15, 1964) is an American philanthropist and a former general manager at Microsoft, the world's largest computer software company. In 2000, she and her husband Bill Gates co-founded the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest private charitable organization as of 2015. Gates has consistently been ranked as one of the world's most powerful women by Forbes.

 

Early life

Melinda Ann French was born on August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. She is the second of four children born to Raymond Joseph French Jr., an aerospace engineer, and Elaine Agnes Amerland, a homemaker. Melinda has an older sister and two younger brothers.

Melinda, a Catholic, attended St. Monica Catholic School, where she was the top student in her class. At age 14, Melinda was introduced to the Apple II by her father, which later inspired her interest in computer games and the BASIC programming language.

Melinda graduated as valedictorian from Ursuline Academy of Dallas in 1982. She earned a bachelor's degree in computer science and economics from Duke University in 1986 and an MBA from Duke's Fuqua School of Business in 1987. At Duke, Melinda was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Beta Rho Chapter.

 

Career

Gates' first job was tutoring children in mathematics and computer programming. After graduation, she became a marketing manager with Microsoft, being responsible for leading the development of various multimedia products. These included Cinemania, Encarta, Publisher, Microsoft Bob, Money, Works (Macintosh) and Word. She worked on Expedia, which became one of the most popular travel booking websites. In the early 1990s, Gates was appointed as General Manager of Information Products, a position which she held until 1996. She left Microsoft that year, reportedly, to focus on starting a family.

Gates served as a member of Duke University's Board of Trustees from 1996 to 2003. She attends the annual Bilderberg Group conference and has held a seat on the Board of Directors of The Washington Post company since 2004. She was also on the Board of Directors at Drugstore.com, but left in August 2006 to focus on philanthropy projects. Since 2000, Gates has been active in the public eye, stating "As I thought about strong women of history, I realized that they stepped out in some way". This has helped her work become recognized, while shaping and delivering goals of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As of 2014, Bill and Melinda have donated US$28 billion to the Foundation. In 2015 Gates founded Pivotal Ventures as a separate, independent organization to identify, help develop and implement innovative solutions to problems affecting U.S. women and families.

 

Writer

In 2019, Gates debuted as an author with the book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World. Former President Obama starred in a comedy sketch in order to promote it. The book highlights the failure to acknowledge women's unpaid work, drawing on feminist economist Dame Marilyn Waring's book If Women Counted.

 

So with a background in computer programming and software marketing, its probably fair to say that she is no expert in vaccines or medicine, just like her husband. (I don't think being on the board of directors at drugstore.com really counts, does it?)

 

Somewhat ironically, considering what is going on now, she worked on Expedia (in what capacity/role?)

 

Note also the reference to her attending Bilderberg Group meetings, and being a director of The Washington Post (owned by Amazon's Jeff Bezos?)

 

And then blah blah some feminist stuff about 'empowering women'. I guess its easy to talk about empowering women when you are a woman married to a billionaire.

 

Personal life

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Melinda and her husband, Bill, 2009

Melinda began dating Microsoft CEO Bill Gates in 1987, after meeting him at a trade fair in New York. In 1994, she married Gates in a private ceremony held in Lanai, Hawaii. They have three children: Jennifer, Phoebe and Rory Gates. The family resides in Xanadu 2.0, an earth-sheltered mansion overlooking Lake Washington in Medina, Washington. The family also owns an oceanfront residence in Del Mar, California.

Gates and her husband were suggested as possible vice-presidential picks in the 2016 United States presidential election, according to a reportedly hacked email published by WikiLeaks from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta.

 

Aren't these Gates' into 'climate change' stuff too? Funny how they all live in ocean-front residences, considering their dire warnings about ocean levels rising and all that.

 

So they dated for seven years before getting married, she must have known by then she was on to a good ticket.

 

The name of their mansion 'Xanadu' is interesting, and perhaps others would like to explore this further.

 

 

OK, that'll do for starters, if anyone else has or comes across any items of interest on or about Mrs Gates, then please feel free to share them here.

 

shes a man

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