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QuikSsurfer
02-05-2009, 07:23 AM
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Microsoft founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates released a glass full of mosquitoes at an elite technology conference to make a point about the deadly disease malaria.

"Malaria is spread by mosquitoes," Gates said while opening a jar onstage at the Technology, Entertainment, Design Conference a gathering known to attract technology kings, politicians, and Hollywood stars.

"I brought some. Here I'll let them roam around. There is no reason only poor people should be infected."

First reported on social networking site Twitter, Facebook's Senior Platform Manager Dave Morin blogged, "Bill Gates just released mosquitos into the audience at TED."

Gates then waited a minute or so before assuring the audience the freed insects were malaria-free.

The unusual presentation on malaria prevention was confirmed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's media office. A spokesman said the insects released were not carrying malaria.

Gates retired as head of Microsoft last year to focus more on his foundation. One of its key projects is ending malaria and it has spent millions on fighting the disease.

The philanthropist has been pushing to reduce malaria deaths through the nonprofit. In September, Gates announced that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would provide $168.7 million to the PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative to help develop a vaccine for the deadly disease.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,488348,00.html

Scorp
02-05-2009, 07:25 AM
Bill Gates is the debil!

kepp
02-05-2009, 07:25 AM
He's so wacky.

QuikSsurfer
02-05-2009, 07:25 AM
Even his philanthropy has bugs

Bob Dole
02-05-2009, 07:28 AM
BILL GATES HAS A MOSQUITO FARM!

How the hell else is he going to guarantee they aren't malaria-carrying?

Fat Elvis
02-05-2009, 07:32 AM
Even his philanthropy has bugs


ROFL

Dinny Blues
02-05-2009, 07:35 AM
I'd love to be a philanthropist.

I just don't have the money.

Dinny

alpha_omega
02-05-2009, 08:16 AM
Well, a great speech or presentation should always have an attention getter...i guess this probably worked pretty well.

Toadkiller
02-05-2009, 08:21 AM
Would have been better if those mosquitoes had been carrying malaria and a lot of high level people came down with it. Now that is spreading a message.

Braincase
02-05-2009, 08:22 AM
I'm betting Bill released male mosquitoes. The females are the bloodsuckers... but then again, any number of you guys already knew that.

seclark
02-05-2009, 08:22 AM
i remember a conference i was at where a woman released crab lice into a small crowd.
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Braincase
02-05-2009, 08:23 AM
Would have been better if those mosquitoes had been carrying malaria and a lot of high level people came down with it. Now that is spreading a message.

He's saving that demonstration for Apple.

Braincase
02-05-2009, 08:23 AM
i remember a conference i was at where a woman released crab lice into a small crowd.
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Did you tell Paris to put her panties back on?

Lzen
02-05-2009, 08:57 AM
Even his philanthropy has bugs

:clap:

ROFL

Lzen
02-05-2009, 08:57 AM
BILL GATES HAS A MOSQUITO FARM!

How the hell else is he going to guarantee they aren't malaria-carrying?

Gates lied, people died.




Oh wait, wrong forum.

Mr. Laz
02-05-2009, 08:58 AM
Even his philanthropy has bugs
nice :clap:

Mr. Flopnuts
02-05-2009, 09:55 AM
I think it was an awesome move.

ZootedGranny
02-05-2009, 10:18 AM
Check out the TED conference videos on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector). A lot of interesting talks.

Shit, Cliff Stoll's speech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj8IA6xOpSk&feature=channel_page) makes Gates' look completely sane.

KCChiefsFan88
02-05-2009, 10:29 AM
Is he sure they didn't carry other types of diseases? Mosquitoes carry other diseases than just malaria.

EyePod
02-05-2009, 10:29 AM
I would have thrown a pie at him...

http://members.ozemail.com.au/%7Elbrash/msjokes/ani_bill_pie.gif

Micjones
02-05-2009, 10:30 AM
Even his philanthropy has bugs

FTW!

Simba
02-05-2009, 10:46 AM
Is he sure they didn't carry other types of diseases? Mosquitoes carry other diseases than just malaria.

Dengue fever for one. It feels nearly as bad as malaria.

King_Chief_Fan
02-05-2009, 11:14 AM
i remember a conference i was at where a woman released crab lice into a small crowd.
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and that is what you told the mrs. and you are sticking to it:D

FAX
02-05-2009, 11:25 AM
Dang. I was kinda hoping he would release pecker gnats.

FAX

seclark
02-05-2009, 11:32 AM
Dang. I was kinda hoping he would release pecker gnats.

FAX

in nemo we call em "dog pecker gnats". you guys need to either bathe, or wear pants.
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FAX
02-05-2009, 11:35 AM
Hey. That's a great idea, Mr. seclark. That might just solve the incredible pecker gnat problem around here.

FAX

seclark
02-05-2009, 11:38 AM
Hey. That's a great idea, Mr. seclark. That might just solve the incredible pecker gnat problem around here.

FAX

:thumb:that's what i'm here for.
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"Bob" Dobbs
02-05-2009, 12:28 PM
i remember a conference i was at where a woman released crab lice into a small crowd.
secA conference, huh? Sounds more like an orgy.

Delano
02-05-2009, 12:36 PM
Check out the TED conference videos on Youtube (http://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksDirector). A lot of interesting talks.

Shit, Cliff Stoll's speech (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj8IA6xOpSk&feature=channel_page) makes Gates' look completely sane.

Cliff Stoll is awesome.

kstater
02-05-2009, 06:31 PM
He's now officially joined the eccentric(sp?) billionare club. He means well, but this makes him look batshit crazy.

FAX
02-05-2009, 06:33 PM
He's now officially joined the eccentric(sp?) billionare club. He means well, but this makes him look batshit crazy.

Batshit causes histoplasmosis, Mr. kstater. We're talking malaria, here.

FAX

bevis369
02-05-2009, 07:49 PM
He is just sharing like the Jerry from the subway commercials has AIDS according to southpark...

Iowanian
02-05-2009, 08:00 PM
Releasing the mosquitos was just his way of using symbology to explain the swarm of bugs in VISTA.

...and that microsoft is a pest that will never stop bleeding us dry.

bevis369
02-05-2009, 08:04 PM
just like a STD...:hump:

bevis369
02-05-2009, 08:05 PM
the gift that keeps on giving...