Bill Gates Knighted, But Don't Call Him "Sir"

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  1. snowbound

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  2. Cochise

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    I'm Speechless......... :blink: o_O


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    Now that says something right there. ;) :D

    The morning papers should be interesting over there in jolly old England. :cool:







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    She was going to send him to the tower, but the heating bill would have been way too much with all the "Windows" constantly open. :D
     
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    THe guy might be abhorrent to most but he and his wife sure do give a lot to help charities. And that is a good thing heh? :D
     
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    U certainly are right about that. ;) :D



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    I wonder who the Queen will call if the activation key gets lost to let him out after all if he were to stay in there to long he might get a virus. :D
     
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    Found an interesting breakdown of his charity donations, and it's alot more than I thought it was...

    $1 billion
    over 20 years to establish the Gates Millennium Scholarship Program, which will support promising minority students through college and some kinds of graduate school.
    $750 million over five years to the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, which includes the World Health Organization, the Rockefeller Foundation, Unicef, pharmaceutical companies and the World Bank.
    $350 million over three years to teachers, administrators, school districts and schools to improve America’s K-12 education, starting in Washington State.
    $200 million to the Gates Library Program, which is wiring public libraries in America’s poorest communities in an effort to close the “digital divide.”
    $100 million to the Gates Children’s Vaccine Program, which will accelerate delivery of lifesaving vaccines to children in the poorest countries of the world.
    $50 million to the Maternal Mortality Reduction Program, run by the Columbia University School of Public Health.
    $50 million to the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, to conduct research on promising candidates for a malaria vaccine.
    $50 million to an international group called the Alliance for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer.
    $50 million to a fund for global polio eradication, led by the World Health Organization, Unicef, Rotary International and the U.N. Foundation.
    $40 million to the International Vaccine Institute, a research program based in Seoul, South Korea.
    $28 million to Unicef for the elimination of maternal and neonatal tetanus.
    $25 million to the Sequella Global Tuberculosis Foundation.
    $25 million to the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, which is creating coalitions of research scientists, pharmaceutical companies and governments in developing countries to look for a safe, effective, widely accessible vaccine against AIDS.

    Also, apparently this is his money, not Microsoft money.

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    Mmmmm!....Thats a lot of Dinero I must admit......Might there be a chance that we all get a share in the Knighthood then, considering the fact that we gave him all that money in the first place....... :D :D :D

    Could Wilders apply to be one of the Benefactors of Bills generosity....We would have a good case with Ten Forward, the place where Paul kindly allows the Lost, the Lonely and the slightly bewildered to rest their heads..... :D :D :D :D

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    OK Guys, Heres from The Inquirer:

    WILLIAM GATES, chairman of a company on which the sun never sets, is to be dubbed a knight by a woman who used to be a Emperor of an Empire that claimed the same thing.
    Gates will become a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. It is an honour that dates back to 1917 and requires Sir Bill to provide the reigning Monarch with a poached swan on toast every Boxing Day. He could also be called upon to bring a Lance, a Horse and three yeoman, should Peckham ever be invaded by the French.

    Not really, Sir Willy will not even be allowed to be called Sir as he is a member of the rebel colony of tea tax dodgers and not a member of the Commonwealth. Previous owners of the KBE include former president George Bush Senior, the Mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani, and film director Steven Spielberg.

    Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said that Sir Bill deserved his knighthood which was for servicing British industry or something like that.

    Gates is one of the most important business leaders of his age, Straw said. "Microsoft technology has transformed business practices and his company has had a profound impact on the British economy."

    Although he didn’t say if it is a good or bad effect...
     
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    are you sure you're not talking about Beckham? :D :D
     
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    Queens.......Knights............where does it end?

    Everyone seems to be a Pawn in this story!


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    Depends on which piece you take :D I personally will take no less than the night :D

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