Bill and Melinda Gates Pledge $10 Billion in Call for Decade of Vaccines

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    Bill and Melinda Gates Pledge $10 Billion in Call for Decade of Vaccines | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    :clap2: Good for them.
     
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    It kind of makes my $5 donation seem insignificant.
     
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    In the small picture, perhaps. But in the large picture, 100 million people such as yourself or myself giving even just $5 a year would result in $500 million being raised. Which is nothing to scoff at to say the least.
     
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    bill is still going to burn in hell, nothing he can do now will fix it
     
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    Its a good thing
     
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    Now if only more people would do the same and realize that it's through individual citizens doing what they can with the resources given them to help the world around them and not the government that is going to fix the problems of the world.
     
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    Never. Not when you add up all the $1, $5, $10 donations. Your one might seem insignificant, but if everyone thought that way almost every charity and foundation would close its doors. You don't fill a piggy bank with a $100 bill, you fill it one coin at a time.
     
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    That was covered by Dogbert already but thanks for the reaffirmation.

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    I applaud the Gates and their charitable work. In a time when accumulating wealth at all costs seems to be the norm, the Gates realize there is only so much money they need. Melinda looks for charities where their money can do the most good.
     
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    You can't help but applaud them. It really is a great thing they are doing. My first thoughts are "wow, why not do something for people here?" But, even our poorest kids have access to vaccines. It is not only a great thing but also very thoughtful too. It wasn't just "pick a charity and toss em money".
     
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